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The Congressional committee to
whom were referred the charges made
by the witness Harney, of corruption
against Speaker Kerr, made a unani
mous report a few days ago completely
exonerating the speaker from all the
charges that had been brought against
adopted by the House by a rising vote,
Bepublicans and Democrats vieing with
each other to do hooor to the character
of the distinguished gentleman whom
this base attempt was made to villify.
Thus tbe man Harney has been stamped
as a perjured scoundrel and liar. It
only remains now to meet ont to him
the punishment his dastardly conduct
so richly deserves.
The report was unanimously
The Nominations. —As will be seen
by the report in another column the
nomination election held on Saturday
last has given to the party as its
candidates for the offices of sheriff and
ooroner for this county, in the coming
campaign, Ieaac Grubb and David 0.
This is generally thought to be a
Mr. Grubb is well
strong ticket,
known to the people of this cunnty,
having been before them on other occa
sion both in an official capacity and
as a candidate for the nomination
which he has just received,
promptness in performing the duties of
his office as Deputy Sheriff some years
since is a sufficient guarantee that the
interests of the county will not suffer
in his hands as sheriff. Though not
elected when he lead the 'forlorn hope'
of his party on occasions when defeat
was oertain, he nevertheless, ran far
ahead of the rest of the candidates
on bis tioket, a sufficient indication of
his popularity with the people.
Mr. Bose is a resident of Appoqnini
mink Hundred, a good-hearted, genial
man, of quick intelligence, prompt and
energetio in his business habits, and,
will, if elected, doubtless be one of the
best coroners New Castle county has
had-in a long time.
Sunday at the Centennial. —To
their lasting credit the Centennial Com
missioners still hold on to their original
determination to close the gates of the
great exhibition on the Sabbath day,
notwithstanding the most strennons ef
forts, on the part of persons who desire
to have it opened, to cause them to re
cede from that determination. In the
meantime remonstrances against open
ing the exhibition, and petitions to the
Commissioners to stand firm in their
adherenee to the right, are pouring in
upon them from all over the country.
To keep that exhibition open on Sun
day would be a desecration of that day,
injurions in its effect npon the morals
of the nation, extensive as its bounda
ries and lasting as its existence.
America boasts herself a Christian land
and has always given to the Sabbath
that observance whioh is its due, and
never yet has she felt or suffered one par
ticle of loss or hinder ance in her progress
to greatness by that observance. Why
then should an abrogation of that cus
tom be made now? Now, of all other
times, we need to adhere strictly to oar
moral and religions customs and observ
ances. Many nations and- peoples, of
all religions and customs, are gathered
upon our soil, and now, if ever, we need
to show before them our respect and re
gard, as a nation, for the Christian Sab
bath. A vast influence mast and will
be exerted upon our guests from foreign
lands, from their visit here, which will
go with them to their distant homes,
and according as our example is good
or bad so will be the effect of that in
fluence upon them. If we show our
selves ready and willing to yield up and
lay aiide our oon viciions, or "scruples,"
at the desire or demand of the devotees
of other religions or opponents of our
own, our foreign guests will be led to
think that we have not the reverential
regard for our religion whioh we profess,
aod they will have but a poor opinion
of our conatancy and fidelity.
Tbe paltry excase that the demand
for the opening on Sunday is to afford
workingmen an opportunity to visit the
exposition, is of no weight. It is an
insult to the American laborers, as a
class, to pretend that this demand is
for their benefit. It is not they who
want it. Take the sense of the laborers
throughout tbe land, and nine out of
ten would oppose it. Tbe demand is
'from other sources and from other
causes, and the professed regard for the
laborers is an excuse or blind for the
real reason. All arguments that could
be made in favor of keeping tbe exposi
tion open on Sunday coaid, by a slight
change of tbe train and wording, be
used with eqnat weight at other times,
and on other occasions. Let not the
first step in the wrong direction be
taken, and no others will follow to be
regretted. If the exhibition cannot suc
ceed without opening it on Sunday let
it fail.
Advices from Mexico are to the ef
fect that in the revolutionary contest the
government forces are uniformly suc
* cessful, and that the insurgents are
losing popnlar sympathy.
Letter from "Washington.
Washington, D. C., Jnae 6, 1876.
Personal intercourse with leading
Democrats from every section of the
country, who have been in Washington
during this session of Congress, and a
careful scanning of the principal Dem
ocratic journals from ev^ery State, has
forced upon me the conviction that there
has not been, for many years, so great
a determination to succeed in a Presi
dential election, as exists now in tbe
Democratic party. Tbe necessity for
success was never more keenly felt; nor
baa there beeB for years so much reason
to expect success. Upon these pointB
we are agreed ; it ia only upon the
Î uestions of policy that we are divided.
Int even then, the willingness to yield
preferences to what shall seem to be the
wisest course is almost unanimous; and
it only remains to determine what the
wisest coarse is. The fact is not dis
puted, I believe, that neither party
win without the State of New York.
And it is also agreed that Administra
tive Reform is to be the chief issue of
the campaign,
expected that Governor Tilden should
be selected as the man most certain to
become the next President of the United
States, if nominated by the Democratic
party. Believing him to be so, I have
from time to time, frankly stated the
facts of his career, as the leader of a
Reform movement that has relieved the
Democracy of the great State of New
York of a blighting disgrace and made
him the most popular man within its
The ideaB in the preceding paragraph
were suggested to ma by reading in the
New York Herald and Tribune of to-day
(the World ia strangely silent) editorials
the conviction of George D. Lord, at
Buffalo, of frauds in the management
of the Canals. The Lord family have
been to the State of New York what
Tweed was to the oity; with the differ
that while Tweed was plebeian and
vulgar, the Lords were aristocratic and
"respectable." When Governor Tilden
commenced war upon the Canal Bing,
this family and their wealthy and pow
erful connections defied him, preeisoly
as did the Tweed Bing. But the peo
ple were on the side of justice and hon
est government ; they have sustained
Governor Tilden at every step, and,
yesterday, the chief member of the
Canal Bing was eonvioted of crimes
that' may send him to prison for five
years. Is it strange that Governor
Tilden is opposed, when many of those
fighting against him are straggling to
save themselves from the penitentiary ?
Bat, for every thief that rises against
him, five honest men come to his sup
port. The Tribune says of Lord's con
viction: "Among the people at large
this evidence of the practicality of the
Governor's reforms will make a deep
impression," and thinks that the ques
tion of Governor Tilden's strength and
popularity is settled. The Hera
a similar view of the matter.
are beginning to loom np in both par
ties, in view of the possibility that the
friends of the gentlemen most promi
nently mentioned in connection with the
Presidency will become so embittered
against each other that the nomination
of none of the rivals is possible. Of
the Bepnblicans,Wheeler of New York,
Washbnrne, of Illinois, now Minister to
France, and Governor Hartranft, of
Pennsylvania, are most spoken of—
Wheeler, perhaps, ahead. Among the
Democrats, if neither Bayard, Tilden,
Hancock, Hendricks, Thurman or
Parker can be nominated, Governor
Thomas Swann, of Maryland, will be
strongly urged as a candidate. Mr.
Swann's public career is unspotted, and
his privato character is without blemish.
And, in speaking of Governor Swann,
I am reminded of a fact that compara
tively few persons consider, when dis
cussing the capacity of publio men. It
is this : The Government official who
has all the help he requires, who is pro
vided from the Public Treasury with all
the money he requires for the payment
of expenses which he may deem neces
sary, has a fine time of it compared
with the conductor of large private en
terprises, whose duties require of him
that he shall not only prosecute them to
success, bat shall also provide the means
for doing so. George Law, Cornelius
Vanderbilt, A. T. Stewart, Thomas
Swann, and a score of other able and
wealthy railroad men, projectors of
steamship lines, inventors, and others,
whose pursuits in private life have con
tributed to the wealth of the country,
and to give it a high place among the
nations of the earth, have not only per
formed duties through life similar to
those of our best Cabinet officers, aod
equally beneficial to the people,but have
been obliged also, and at the same time
to perform the incomparably more dif
ficult task of raising the means for tho
payment of expenses. Of Mr. Swann
it may be said that he has never touched
any enterprise, of either a public or pri
vate character, in which he has not ac
complished his purpose to the satisfac
tion of all concerned—whether as Gov
ernor of his State, Mayor of Baltimore,
a Representative in Congress, President
of a railroad, or in any other of the va
rious enterprises of private life of which
he has been the director.
The excitement occasioned by the
sadden illness of Mr. Blaine was very
intense here, and is hardly abated at
the time I write,
foresee what the effect will be upon his
chances for the nomination at Cincin
nati ; bat it would seem hardly safe to
nominate a man for President whose
brain may have been seriously affected
by apoplectic effusion. Still there can
be no doubt that Blaine's illness has
had the effect to create great sympathy
for him, even among his political ene
mies, and the telegrams from Cincin
nati give assurance that none of his
friends have yet deserted him on ao
connt of it. Blaine is not a man whom
the Democratic party need fear if he is
nominated. He has very great ability,
and has more personal popularity than
any other man named in connection
with the Cincinnati nomination. He is
a general favorite with the members of
the Press, to which fact he owes mach
of his political advancement. Bat he
is so involved, even by his own state
ments, in questionable, if not positively
corrupt, transactions, as a member of
Congress ; that, whatever • may have
been the temporary effect of bis daring
coup de n uu'n(e) in the House, the sober
second thought of the people will con
demn him, and he will, if nominated,
prove an unfortunate choice.
gives general satisfaction here. The
It was, therefore, to be
It is not possible to
report of the House Committee fully
exonerated him from the charge of
bribery brought against him by Haruey
and was signed by all the members of
the committee, including the two Be
publican members. The latter made
speeches expressing their confidence in
the integrity of Mr. Kerr, and the House
unanimously accepted the report of the
committee. Altogether, it was a pleas
ant scene to witness in these times,
when party spirit is so rife.
Our New York Letter.
New York, June 9, 1876.
And Dow comes the season when if
you want to see any New Yorker who
is anybody yon can't find him—or her,
the case may be. Mrs. Grundy says
that if you are anybody you must not
be in New York for the next three
months at the very least ; so if Pater
familias, owing to hard times, falling
stocks or misplaced bets on base ball or
mustang riding, pleads a lack of the
multiplicity of $ necessary to take a
cottage at Newport, or settle the family
at Saratoga or Long Branch or Cape
May or the Centennial for the season,
Materfamilias draws down tbe corners
of her mouth with ominous determina
tion, has the front blinds closed with a
bang, jerks down the shades with her
own hands, locks the front door and
pockets the key, gives Paterfamilias his
breakfast in the kitchen, and after send
ing him out the back way to seek his
"nasty old office," through byways and
alleys, sits down to condole with her
daughters over tbe brutality of meD iu
general and of the head of that family
in particular. Tbe accumulation of dust
the front steps and door plate is
thence forward a thing to be encour
aged, and should any indiscreet domes
tic in basement confidences with the
girl next door dare to breathe aught of
the true state of the case, the places
that knew her would straightway know
her no more.
hot weather
Thus it is that only we unfortunate
scribblers are supposed to show our
heads in the city this hot weather. But
for us there is no respite, and even in
these days when a fellow feels like
punching the marrow out of his bones
to get a draft through them we have to
be dodging about with true newspaper
ubiquity gathering sunstroke for our
selves and news for an insatiable public.
With which bid for sympathy permit
to offer you a few disjointed facts,
placing first the coolest ones 1 can
think of.
The two public swimming baths
which the city boasts have been opened
this week and are gratefully appreciated
by the few that find admission thereto.
In a city of this size, which is so sur
rounded with water the inadequacy of
these institutions is simply shameful.
Two baths of the size of these are
merely an aggravation to the quarter of
a million people who should and would
use this great sanitary appliance were
the conveniences thereto furnished them.
Some new ones will doubtless be opened
this season.
THE regatta.
The Centennial Regatta of the New
York Yacht Club, which came off on
Thursday afternoon was a grand suc
cess. The heat on shore only served
to set off and render more gratefnl the
refreshing coolness and stiff bre. ze on
the bay. There were twenty entries
for the race, and the spectaole formed
by the large fleet of white wings and
shapely hulls flying over the water was
inspiriting indeed.
We have suffered a municipal be
reavement in the death of the second of
the two white whales recently brought
down from the coast of Labrador for
Coup's Aquarium. One of these ani
mals, which were the first ever known
to be taken alive, died shortly after
their arrival and now the second has
followed it. Tho loss is a severe one,
as the cost of taking and transporting
the huge creatures was very large, but
nothing daunted, Mr. Coup has this
week dispatched another expedition to
Labrador for a duplicate monster. Extra
care is to be taken of their next prize
Instead of letting him beat himself to
death in a tank it is proposed to tow
him down, at least part of the way, by
river or canal. Who wouldn't be a
white whale this weather ?
In my last I omitted mention of an
event which caused immeasurable ex
citement among our social creme de la
creme, namely, the marriage of a real,
live English lord to a beautiful Cuban.
The aristocrat who so greatly honored
plebeian America was Lord Mandeville,
heir to the Duchy of Manchester and to
one of the finest estates in England.—
The haut ton are ecstatic over the re
flected glory with which the occasion
covered them, and the newspapers
plume themselves on the "future Amer
ican Duchess" and the "brilliant pedi
" of the noble fish taken in an
American matrimonial net. Consider
ing that the lady is herself a foreigner,
the daughter of a Cuban refugee and
belongs in no way to our republic, the
extreme fiuukeyism of this is rich in
deed. Would it not be well for the
government to repeal all taxes and ob
tain its revenues by selling titles to our
codfish aristocracy who so evidently
yearn for them ? How the bosoms of
Lord Corruption and Lady Shoddy
would swell with pride and gratified
ambition on receiving their patents of
nobility and how carefully would they
gather up their skirts to save their
saored persons from the contamination
of contact with the common herd !—
The plan is respcotfnlly submitted to
Congress as entirely feasible and certain
to be popular.
It was generally supposed that the
old "Bing" serpent was pretty thor
oughly killed, but there is a little life
in the tail yet. The "wiggle" that at
tracts notice this time is the suit of the
widow of the Bing architect,Kellum, to
recover his commission of three per
cent, on $8,000,000, the alleged cost
of the famous Court House, which furn
ished the daily bread of those industri
ous and self sacrificing patriots, Tweed,
Connolly & Co., for several years —
This olaim, which amounted to some
$240,000 was prosecuted with vigor,
until the city, after getting the testi
mony of experts to the effect that the
building should not have coat over $2,
300,000, hinted at suing Kellum's
estate for the amonnt it had lost through
the architect's villaiuy or incompetence,
when the widow "folded her tents like
the Arabs, and as silently stole away,"
finding that that was all sbe could steal.
The most distinguished stranger in
New York at present is Jerome Napo
leon Bonaparte, grand nephew of the
first and nephew of tho second Em
peror, himself showing the hereditary
instinots by his brilliant record as Col
onel in the French army in Egypt. He
is a tall, striking looking man of mid
dle age, distingue and of fine presence,
altogether worthy, in appearance at
least, of the illustrious name he bears.
Col. Bonaparte, who intends visiting
the Centennial and then passing the
summer at Newport, is now staying
with his family at the Westminster, one
of tbe most quietly elegant hotels on
this continent and the one especially
sought by men of prominence in litera
ture, science, and art. Here was the
New York home of the lamented Dick
and of Wilkie Collins during his
recent visit to this country ; and hero
during their sojourn in the metropolis
may always be found Proctor,the great
English lecturer and astronomer, our
own John B. Gough and scores of
others among the class whom men de
light to honor.
gilmore's cheerless and beerless.
The Hippodrome as it was under
Barnum and Moody, Gilmore's Garden
as it is to-day, bas been a prominent
point of interest this week. It was
Offenbach's last week for one thing, and
for another, this was the objective point
of a grand assault by the ultra-teetotal
element, who, doubtless believing that
the shades of Moody & Sankey, still
hovering about the place, would aid
them in such a work, took the Sunday
liquor law as a pretext, and invoking
the aid of the police made numerous
arrests of the waiters and beer sellers
there employed. These radical pro
ceedings do not meet popular approval,
and even the Judges before whom tbe
cases were taken but thinly concealed
their disapprobation. Recorder Hackett
in fact openly condemns the action as
officious and unwarrantable.
Offenbach having finished a very
successful season here will next direct
a series of his own operas to be given
at Booth's Theatre with Ainjoe as prima
donna. Gilmore with his military band
and Levy the cornetist will occupy the
stand thus vacated amid the verdant
decorations of the Garden.
This week endiDg the regular season
at most of the theatres the coming one
will be a sort of off week in amusements.
The Union Square closes temporarily,
after a very successful run of "Con
science," reopening on the 19th with
the ever popular Vokes family. "Pique"
will have its 200th and last representa
tion at tho 5th Ave, on the 23d inst.—
The success of "The Mighty Dollar" at
Wallack's continues unabated. Messrs.
Jarrett & Palmer of Booth's, not satis
fied with their brilliant successes of the
past season promise us a genuine sensa
tion in the near future, the exact nature
of which it is not as yet permitted to
mention. At the Park Theatre "Uncle
Tom's Cabin" is drawing splendidly,
with B jou Heron as Eva and the
original Topsey, Mrs G. C. Howard,
who for 23 years has played this part
and no other.
General News Summary.
Tbe fire at Kingston, Ont., on Mon
day night destroyed property valued at
nearly $400,000.
The Maine Democratic State Con
vention at Bangor Tuesday adopted re
solutions indorsing Tilden.
Immense damage has been done by
floods in Switzerland, and railroad tran
sit has been considerably interrupted.
Hon. H B. Anthony has been re
elected United States Senator by the
Rhode Island Assembly for the fourth
The 19th of September has been fixed
npon for the commencement of the trial
of General Babcock, in the Criminal
Court of Washington.
The foot and mouth disease has bro
ken out with great violence among the
swine in the country near Montreal,
Several children bave died in Port
Jervis, N. Y., of a disease of a strange
and malignant type that seems to baffle
the skill of the physicians.
The House has passed a resolution to
modify the treaty with China so as to
restrict immigration to persons engaged
in commercial pursuits.
The loss of thç Gautemalean gunboat
General Barrious is reported. The crew
were saved, but sixteen soldiers were
The great railway lines have again
reduced rates for west-bound freight,
this time from 75 cents to 25 cents per
100 pounds to certain points.
The rivers in the south of France,
especially the Adour and Garonne, are
rising with alarming rapidity, and a
disastrous inundation is feared.
Senators are so greatly absorbed in
the proceedings of the Cincinnati Con
vention that an adjournment was had
on Monday until Thursday.
Clymer's committee on Monday pre
sented a unanimous report exonerating
Speaker Kerr, which was adopted un
animously by the House.
Michael Nolan was kicked and beat
en to death by Thomas McDonnell, Jr.,
near Lake Montibello, in Baltimore
county, Md., on Friday afternoon.
Henry Ward Beeoher's house in
Brooklyn, was robbed of between six
hundred and eight hundred dollars'
worth of silverware od Saturday morn
In the trial of Charles G. Fisher,
late Assistant United States District
Attorney, in progress in Washington,
the defense will put in tbe plea of in
By the bursting of a fly-wheel weigh
ing three thousand pounds, F. L
Kuntze's brewery, in New York city,
was partially demolished on Saturday.
No one was injured.
There was a torchlight procession in
Dublin Saturday night in celebration of
the escape of the Fenian convicts from
West Australia. Mr. Disraeli was
burned in effigy.
Americans are particularly subject to this
disease and its effects : such as Sour Stomach,
Sick Headache, Habitual Costiveness, Heart
Burn, Water Brash, coming up of the food
coated tongue, disagreeable taste in the
mouth, palpitation of the Heart and all dis
eases of the Stomach and Liver. Two doses
of Green's August Flower will relieve you at
once, and there positively is not a case in the
United States it will not cure. If you doubt
this go to your Druggist Dr. Chamberlaine,
Middletown, or H. P. Baker, Odessa, and get
a Sample Bottle for 10 cents and try it.—
Regular size 76 cents.
The Republican National Convention
assembled in Exposition Hall, Cincin
nati on Wednesday, and after prayer by
Rev. Dr. Mullen, was organised with
Hon. Theo. M. Pomeroy, of New York,
as temporary chairman, who made a
speeoh, returning his thanks to the con
vention, and eulogizing President Grant
and tbe Bepnblican party generally.
The Roll of the States was called and
the usual committees—on credentials,
organization,resolutions &o., appointed.
Besolutions were offered favoring wo
man suffrage,non-sectarian schools,com
pulsory education, the taxation of church
property, the protection of immigrants,
and opposing compulsory observance of
the Sabbath, and any discrimination
against citizens of foreign birth. All
the resolutions were referred. Follow
ing these resolutions Mr. Geo. .W. Cur
tis, of New York, rose and requested
that an address of the Republican Re
form Club, of that city, be read before
the convention. Permission being ac
corded, he repeated the address of June
6th. The allusions to specie payments,
the broken promises of the President and
Congress, and to the accession of the
democratic party to power unless the
convention expresses a determination to
reform things generally, were received
with applause.
The proceedings continued with a
characteristic speech from Gen. Logan,
in which he spoke of the investigations
ordered by Congress as an uprising of
the rebel element in a new form to
assassinate the private character of
every leading republican in the land,
and bring about by "star chamber"
the destruction of the
Republican party. After brief speeches
from General Hawley, Governor Noyes,
the Rev. Mr. Garnet (colored), who
injected into his remarks the Freed
Bank swindle, (which rather
negatives the force of Mr. Logan's
objections to investigation,) Gov. How
land of Michigan and Fred. Douglass,
Edward McPherson, of Pennsylvania,
was made permanent chairman, and
tho convention adjourned at 3.45 P.
M. until 10 A. M., next day.
second day.
The proceedings were altogether pre
liminary to the main issue—balloting
for the several candidates put in nomi
nation. Almost the only debate daring
the day was on the report of the com
mittee on credentials, and on that there
was no serious controversy except in
respect to the contesting delegations
from Alabama—the one known as the
Haralson and the other as the Spencer
delegation. The Haralson delegation
was finally admitted by a close vote.
The platform reported from the Com
mittee on Besolutions congratulates the
Bepublican party of having purged the
country of slavery; it declares that the
United States is a nation and not a
league, and that the Bepublican party
is the defender of popular government;
that it is its duty to protect citizens
everywhere; demands a steady progress
towards specie payments ; declares that
Senators and Representatives ought not
to dictate appointments, and that fitness
and capacity should be the sole pass
ports to office; recommends a constitu
tional amendment against appropriations
for schools under sectarian control ; op
poses further grants by railroads, but
says nothing about subsidies by means of
government loans to or indorsements of
bonds of railroad corporations ; thinks
something or other should be done on
moral and political grounds about the
Chinese, but that it is the duty of the
government to protect all other classes
of immigrants ; denounces polygamy ;
says a kind word for the woman suffra
gists; another and stronger for the sol
diers; deprecates sectional strife, and at
the same time provokes it by denounc
ing the Democratic party, as allied to
and sympathizing with treason, and at
the close praises President Grant for
his patriotic services, and as deserving
the continued gratitude of the Ameri
can people
After the reading of the platform the
following candidates were put in nomi
nation for President of the United
States in the order stated : Marshall
Jewell, of Connecticut; Oliver P. Mor
ton, of Indiana; Benjamin H. Bristow,
of Kentucky; James G. Blaine, of
Maine; Roscoe Conkling, of New York;
Rutherford B. Hayes, of Ohio ; John
F. Hartranft, of Pennsylvania. The
heaviest applause was manifested when
the names of Bristow and Blaine were
The convention adjourned at 6 p. m ,
without a ballot, until 10 o'clock Fri
day morning.
By Telegraph.
The balloting for a candidate for
President commenced this morning,
with the following resnlt :
1st ballot.
Blaine, 291; Bristow, 113; Morton, 125;
Conkling, 96 ; Hayes, 65 ; Hartranft, 58 ;
Jewell, 11.
2nd ballot.
Blaine, 298; Bristow, 114; Morton, 111;
Conkling, 93 ; Hayes, 64 ; Hartranft, 63.
3d ballot.
Blaine, 293; Bristow, 121; Morton, 113;
Conkling, 90 ; Hayes, 67 ; Hartranft, 68 ;
Wheeler, 2 ; Washburne, 1.
4th ballot.
Blaine, 292 ; Bristow, 126 ; Morton, 108 ;
Conkling, 84; Hartranft, 71; Hayes, 68;
Washburne, 3 ; Wheeler, 2.
5th ballot.
Blaine, 286; Bristow, 113; Hayes, 104;
Morton, 95; Hartranft, 69; Washburne, 3,
Wheeler, 2.
Blaine, 308; Hays, 113; Bristow, 111; Mor
ton, 85; Conkling, 81; Hartranft, 50; Wash
burne, 4; Wheeler, 2.
A dispatch received at 6 o'clock P. M. says
that Governor Hayes, of Ohio, was nomi
nated on the seventh ballot, but we have not
been able to ascertain the particulars.
Fenimore. —Iu Middletown, on the 27 th
ult., Mrs. Sarah M. Fenimore, wife of J. B.
Fenimore, Esq., in her 75th year.
A fire at Hontzdale, Pa , on Sunday
night destroyed a house occupied by
James O'Neil aDd his mother. The lat
ter was badly burned and the son per
ished from suffocation in rescuing her.
think fob toubibw.
Thousands lead miserable lives, suffering
from dyspepsia, a disordered stomach ana
liver, producing biliousness, heartburn, cos
tiveness, weakness, irregular appetite, jo
spirits, raising food after eating, and often
ending in fatal attacks of fever. Tm know
they ABE sick, yet get little sympathy. The
unfailing remedy, which is yearly rest< ?)j"K
thousands, is DaCosta's Badical Cure, sold by
C. Anderson, Druggist, Middletown.
A 25c. bottle will convince you of its mer
its. Don't delay another hour after reading
this, but go and get a bottle, and your relief
is as certain as you live. Will yon do it, or
will you continue to suffer ? Think for your
Professor Parker's Pleasant Worm Syrup
is perfectly safe and extremely palatable.—
No physic required. Co3ts 25 cents Try it.
Jtaü gidwrti^mcttts.
Dramatic Entertainment.
A Temperance Drama in 3 Acts,
TOWN HALL, Middletown,
Tuesday Eve'g, June 20tli,
fob charitable purposes.
To conclude with the roaring farce,
Commence at 8.
Reserved Seats, 50 Cents.
Children, 15 cts.
Doors open at 7.
The undersigned will sell at public auction
at the Hotel of R. T. Clayton, in Middletown,
On SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 1876,
the following described property, belonging
to the estate of Frank W.Lynch, dec'd,to-wit:
1 "BesT Portable Steal Mm,
1 Westinghouse Thresher,
1 Crowbar, 1 Chest of Tools, all in complete
order. Sale will begin at 2 o'clock, P. M.
Terms made known on day of sale.
J. B. CLARKSON, Adm'r.
To my Friends generally :
Feeling very grateful to you for your sup
port in tbe late contest for the nomination for
the office of Coroner of this county, I take
this method of publicly expressing my thanks
and respectfully ask from you a continuance
of your efforts in my behalf, and when elected
will satisfy you that your confidence was not
misplaced ; and I will, to the best of my abil
ity, fill the office so that none can reproach
themselves for having assisted in my election.
Appoquinimink Hd., New Castle co., Del.,
June 12th, 1876.
New Castle County, June 5th, 1876.
Upon the application of Sereck F. Shall
Administrator of HUGH FLEMING,
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 granting thereof, by
causing advertisements to be posted within
forty days from the 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 Act of Assembly in such case
made aud provided ; and also cause tbe same
to be 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 Beal of
,,-- « Office of the Register aforesaid, at
< L.S. > New Castle County aforesaid, the
*• '-y-' ■* day and year above written.
S. C BIGGS, Register.
All persons having claims against the Es
tate of the deceased must present the same,
duly attested, to the Administrator or or be
fore June 5th, 1877, or abide the Act of As
sembly in such case made and provided.
S. F. SHALLCROSS, Administrator.
Address—Middletown, Del.
By virtue of an order of the Orphans'
Ceurt of the State of Delaware, in and for
New Castle county, made the 24th day of
February, A. D., 1876, will be exposed to
sale at Public Auction
the 17th Day of June, A. D., 1876,
at the Hotel of R. T. CLAYTON, in the
town of Middletown,
AT 12 O'CLOCK, M.,
the following described lands and tenements,
being the real estate of JOHN M. NAUDAIN,
deceased, to wit : Beginning at a stake in
tbe centre of the public road leading from
Middletown toward Blackbird, a corner for
these premises and lands formerly of A. Snow
Naudain but now of Robert T. Cochran,
thence with the centre of said public road
toward Middletown, north 12° 40 / west 88
8-10 perches to a stake in the centre of said
road a corner for these premises and lands of
the heirs of Elias S. Naudain, deceased, then
leaving the public road and with tbe line of
lands of E. S. Naudain's heirs and lands of
John Appleton, north 81J° east 244 8-10
perches to a stake in the woods, corner for
these premises and Appleton, thence south
88j° east 9 4-10 perches to a stake by tbe side
of a small drain leading into Noxentown
mill-pond, corner for these premises and Ap
pleton, thence down said drain and binding
therewith north 58)° east 12 4-10 perches,
north 64° east 12 4-10 perches to a stake,
north 57£° east 25 6-10 perches, and north 72°
east 3 3-10 perches to a stake by the edge of
the most northwestern prong of Noxentown
mill pond, thence down the said prong south
78}° east 4 6-10 perches, north 79|° east
4 4-10 perches, south 79f east 48 perches to
the main prong of Noxentown mill pond,
thence up the main prong of said mill pond
and binding therewith about 2R perches to
the line of lands formerly of A. Snow Nau
dain, but now of Robert Thomas Cochran,
thence with the line of said Cochran's land,
north 55° west 26 6-10 perches to a stake,
corner for these premises and lands of
Cochran, south 88}° west 74 perches to a
stake corner for these premises and lands of
CochraD, thence north 3j° east 44 perches to
a stake, corner for these premises and lands
of Cochran, thence aouth 89}° west 101 6-10
perches to the stake in the centre of the pub
lic road leading from Middletown toward
Blackbird, the place of beginning, containing
within these metes and bounds
and sixty-seven square perches of land, be
the same more or less.
Attendance will be given and terms of sale
made known at the time and place aforesaid by
JOHN H. RODNEY, Esq., Trustee,
Attest: Or by his Attorney.
O. M. Vandever, Clerk Orphans' Conrt.
N. B.—The above property is situated
about two miles from Middletown, in New
Castle county, Del., and within } mile of
Ginn's station on the Delaware Railroad.
The improvements consist of a Frame House
two and a half stories high, in good repair,
stable, granary, ice-honse, carriage house,
etc., all in good order. There are about
seventy acres of peach trees in full bearing ;
also a good apple orchard of about two
acres. The fencing and hedging are good
and tbe place is in a high state of cultivation.
The terms will be easy—the greater portion
of the money remaining on the property.
Particulars will be given on the day of sale.
Public Sale.
Will be sold at th. Voshell House in Ches
tertowu, Md.,
TUESDAY, JUffiE 20, 18T6,
At 12.30 P. M.,
à Small Farm in Kent county, Md., 4 miles
from Cbestertown in Morgans 0 «** Neck on
tbe State road, adjoining lands of J . K. Bosee,
Gen'l Vickers, and others, containing about
80 Acres of Land,
It lies in a thrifty and healthy neighborhood,
convenient to churches, schools, mills, etc.,
within half a mile of public landings on Ches
ter river. The soil is naturally good and is
now in good heart, having been improved by
the application of lime, etc.; it is well adapted
to grain and fruits.
The DWELLING is a new frame, and the
out-bnildings are in good order.
1000 Peach Trees, 140 Pear Trees and 70
Apple Trees of choice varieties, in bearing.
A rare opportunity is here offered to any
desiring to purchase a comfortable little home.
TERMS.—$1000,cash ; balance in two equal
annual instalments; but these terms may be
modified to suit purchasers.
Apply on the premises or address me at
Chestertown. B. H. GARDNER.
J)rt) (goods and drowim.
All hail ye people, far and near,
Of Popular Corner you now shall hear :
With good» piled up from door to door,
And sold for less than heretofore.
Jnst received, a large and well se
lected assortment of Spring DRESS
GOODS for ladies' wear, at greatly
reduced prices ; French and Amer
Cloths and Cassimeres
for men's and boys' 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 soit 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. Denoreit'i re
liable Pattern« of Fashion.
But we'll not tax your minds any longer by telling
Ol the many cheap goods that we are now selling,
But come one! come all! and all oome in time,
To the Popular Corner of G. W. W. Naudain,
Middletown, Del.
Assistants: -< S. J. TOLSON,
apr 22—tf
For the Least Money !
Fountain Heal fnr BARGAINS !
Middletown, Del.
Having concluded that large sales and qaick
returns will not only pay better than haring
the goods lay on the shelves, but enable us to
constantly show a greater variety, we have
marked all our
to a very low figure. We have now in stock,
and are prepared to show the inhabitants of
this town and vicinity a magnificent line of
Dry Goods,
Fancy Goods,
Ready-made Clothing,
Hats, Caps,
Boots, Shoes,
Notions, etc., etc.
Your patronage is solicited, and you will
be dealt with right.
Money may be scarce with you, but remem
ber that onr prices will be in proportion to
your puree ; and if yon have the money to
spend and want our goods, do not fail to see
us 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 be bought anywhere else for the
same money.
S l
Wholesale and Retail
Magnificent Dis|
Dry Goods ,
Carpetings ,
Notions ,
. M m
#c., 8fc.
Secured for our
Sales at the LOWEST CASH
Fall lines of STAPLE COT
TOYS and WOOLE1SS In assort
ment unsurpassed by any
bouse on tbe Peninsula.
A Beautiful Stock of British
French, and American
Dress Goods,
carefully selected and adapted to
tbe wants of the Trade.
Muslins at Jobbers' prices, by
tbe Piece.
qualled, in extent and variety.
Opening daily Newest Styles from
all the leading Mills, at 51, 6i, 7
and 8 cents.
Best Brands of the popular
always In Dill Supply.
Under this head may be In
cluded Choicest Patterns of
CARPETINGS fresh from the
looms of the most celebrated
Headquarters for Boots and
Shoes, Hats and Caps, he.
Cochran Square and Broad Street,
March 25, 1876.

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