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Jdiddktouiii Sransafyt
EDWARD REYNOLDS, Editor.
■IDDLETOWK, DEL.
SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 24, 1876.
DEMOCRATIC NOMINATIONS.
for sheriff,
ISAAC GRUBB.
rOH CORONER,
DAVID C. ROSE.
"Birds in their Little Nests Agree,"
but two Republican newspapers in the
same county can't agree worth a cent.
Witness the quarrels and wrangling of
the Milford News and Dover Sentinel,
and the Wilmington Commercial and
Republican.
"One by One the Leaves do Fall.
Hon. Benj. H. Bristow, Secretary of
the Treasury, on Saturday last handed
President Grant a resignation of his
office, to take effect on the following
Tuesday. This action was not unex
pected as it was well understood that
the Secretary's bold impartial course
towards the "crooked whiskey" distil
lers and other thieves, was altogether
distasteful to tbe President.
Hoa. Lot M, Morrill, United States
Senator from Maine, was on Wednes
day nominated for Secretary of the
Treasury by President Grant and at
nnanimosly confirmed by the Sen
once
ate. This leaves a vacancy in the Sen
ate which, it is generally believed, will
be filled by tbe appointment of Hon.
J. G. Blaine.
United States Treasurer New is also
said to bave tendered his resignation to
take effect on the first of July. Solicitor
Blnford Wilson has followed the same
sad example and requested Mr. Grant
to find somebody in his place.
The Cincinnati Nominations. --The
Republicans, as a party, bave, aasnr
edly, no great oanse to be much puffed
with "over-weening pride" with
their presidential tioket. The conven
tion, in order to still the .clamors of tbe
contending factions deliberately threw
overboard all the great men and ac
knowledged leaders of the party and
took op men scarcely known to the
f public at large. To the queation, "Who
ia Mr. Hayes? the answer is made,
"He is Governor of Ohio." During
the late war between the States he was
an officer in the army of the North and
became a Brigadier General, in which
oapacity he acquitted himself with pass
able credit. Not having displayed any
marked talent in the profession of arms
bis name does not appear among those
made illustrious in the great struggle.
As Governor sf an inland, agricultural
State, no opportunity for the manifesta
tion of great qualities as a ruler has
been offered him, consequently his title
to statesmanship is yet to be acquired.
Thus after all their boasted promises of
reform and to place the best men on
their tickets, the National Convention
of the great Republican party has
adopted the old expediency policy—
discarded all the men known to the
country from the conspicuous of the
positions to which they have attained,
and placed at tbe head of their ticket a
man almost unknown and whose only
qualification for the office to which they
seek to elevate him is his supposed im
munity from the slander of enemies.—
Being unknown, or at least not well
known, they argue that no /tarn can be
said of bias by his opponents even if
bis advocates can soy no good of him,
and the people of the United States are
asked to exalt to the position of their
Chief Magistrate this man, not because
of great deeds that be iTas done and
which entitle him to a place io the front
rank of American statesmen ; not be
cause be has displayed great zeal and
energy in the cause of the couutry and
for the welfare of the people, but be
cause, forsooth, as he has never occu
pied any prominent position, bis politi
cal opponents don't know enough about
him to tell of past evil deeds that he
may bave dose—because they can say
nothing against him. Iu the choice of
their ticket it is evident that the Repub
lican Convention aimed not et the good
of the country ; that they were Dot in
fluenced by a laudable jealousy for tbe
honor and integrity of tbe government
as exhibited in its presiding officer,
but that they only sought availability
in (heir candidate, and his supposed
chances for success in the approaching
election out-weighed all other consider
ations.
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-All in
Thk 8t. Lodis Convbntion
tejrstjiow culminates in, and all eyes
now turned, to St. Louis, and men
of both political parties, as well as
those of no party, are anxiously await
ing the action of the Democratic Na
tional Convention to assemble in that
are
1
city next Tuesday. That convention
will bave a very important and delicate
task to perform. Not since tbe disas
trous division iu 1860, which gave vic
tory to the Republican party, has tbe
prospect for success to the Démocratie
ticket been so bright and promising as
it ia at present. The people of the
country, grown disgusted with the dis
honesty sud corruption that has for
years marked the administration of tbe
government under tbe rule of the Re
, . . . „ ,
form of these abuses, naturally turn to
the Democracy for help and relief.
Hence the eyes of tbe nation will be
publican party, and despairing of a re
the St. Louis Convention and I
upon
millions of people will wateh with the
Boat intense anxiety their deliberations.
To satisfy this iongiBg of the people
tkey must lay down a platform of sound
m
principles, and uominate candidates of
irreproachable character and unques
tionable integrity, if they would con
sult the signs of the times and the de
mand of the day they will in selecting
the ticket ask—not so much can the
be elected ? as is he the best man
man
for the office. Principle is far superior
to expediency, and in selecting the
didates at St. Louis, the chief point to
be settled is the qualifications of the
aspirant for the place. With so many
excellent men and noble statesmen to
can
chooso from—with Bayard, Thurman,
Tilden, Hendricks, Parker and many
such at their commaud—it would
more
be folly akin to madness for that con
vention to follow .the example of their
opponents at Cincinnati and nominate
a candidate whose only claim to the
position is his supposed availability, or
like the Baltimore Convention of 1872
to throw away principle and manliness
in the wild pursuit of a phantom, which
promised success without the means to
fulfil its promise The Democracy want
no Greeleyism îd 1876, nor yet do they
want placed at the head of their ticket
the name of a man whose claim to
greatness is that of the warrior and not
of the statesmen. With the rule of
Grant the country has had sufficient of
military men. The demand of the hour
is for a statesman—a man versed in the
legal, political and constitutional lore
of the country and who will be an honor
and a credit to the nation as its head
and chief magistrate. Let us go back,
in the beginning of this new century of
our national existence, to its pristine
custom and place at the head of the
nation one of the greatest civil states
men of which the country can boast.
Tbe Republican convention has not of
fered suoh a ticket to the people. Let
the St. Louis convention, then, seize
upon the opportunity and fill the void
the Republicans have neglected. We
want our best—not a half-way, man.
Political Outlook.
The following is an extract from a
recent letter in the Philadelphia Public
Ledger from a New York correspon
dent. We will only add that the ticket
of the "money men" would be very ac
ceptable to the Democrats of this State
and would be ODe that in point of
intelligence, talent and statesmanship
conld not be surpassed, if equalled, in
the United States.
Mr. Tilden and his friends do not
relish the turn affairs have taken at
They reason in this way :
If the Repsblicans have deemed it good
policy to throw overboard all tbe prom
inent men who have been identified
with the entanglements and controver
sies of the past few years, the Demo
crats at St. Louis may catch tbe same
idea, and as Conkling, with almost the
entire New York delegation at his back
thrown overboard, so the Governor
Cincinnati.
was
may share the same fate.
Again the Governor and his friends
make no secret of the fact that they are
than ever afraid of the West.
now more
The Western Democrats are quite as
conscious as the Western Republicans
that they are a great power now, and
the power will be exeroised to their own
advantage. They have been saying all
along iu private letters and confidential
conversations with influential men of
the party here, that under no circum
stances will they pnt up with Tilden.
This feeling of hostility, according to
all accounts, hss acquired fresh inten
sity from the nomination at Cincinnati.
A telegram from an influential Ohio
edilor to an anti-Tammany Chief, this
morning, gives expression to something
of this feeling, and as such it is
worth quoting : "Tildeu's bard money
speeches last State campaign killed off
glorious Bill Alleu, and made Hayes
Governor. But for that Hayes would
have received tbe Cincinnati
It follows, therefore, that
never
nomination.
Tilden is more of a Republican in prae
tioe than a Democrat. Ohio will re
pudiate him, and so will nearly the
whole West "
There is good reason for believing
that, within the past twelve hours,
overtures have been made to Mr. Til
den's friends with a view of reserving
for him the second place od the ticket,
but it is understood that the Governor
will not listen to any proposition of the
kind. He docs not say so iD express
terms, but clearly he means to be Cæsar
or nothiog.
Some of the strong men of the party
who usually contribute most of the
funds to carry on a Presidential cam
paign. but who are not known as talk
ing politicians, pat their heads together
this morning and agreed that a eombi
nation something like this would be
to checkmate the move at
necessary
Cincinnati : For President, Thomas F.
Bayard, of Delaware ; for Vice Presi
dent, Allan G. Thurman, of Ohio.—
They say if Thurman is nominated he
take Ohio from Hayes. As tbe
can
gentlemen who arc "fixing up" this
slate are likely to exercise a powerful if
invisible influence at St. Louis, politi
cians who are trying to forecast results
there would do well not to underrate its
importance. Neither of these Senators
would respond to tire alleged demand
for new men, but it is admitted by all,
save hack politicians, that it would be
a tioket hard to beat.
Pbtbrson's Magazine. —Tbe July
number of this unrivalled lady's book is
already on our table, brimful of good
things, and more elegant than ever.
"Naught and Carry One," the princi
pal steel plate, is the loveliest we have
yeteeen. The mammoth colored fashion
plate is a wonder of besuty. Then there
dozens of patterns for tbe Work
Table, and a score and more of wood
cuts, illustrating tbe faBhious iu bon
nets, hats, ÜDen, sea-side and other
1 dresses and children's costumes. The
are
literary contents are even better than
ever, end we had thought "Peterson"
uncqualed before, Tbe price is only
two dollars a year, postage free, or one
dol , arfor ^ ,' onth / p£ r ol|)bll grea?
deductions are made. Specimens are
sept gratis to persons wishing to get up
Address Charles. J. Peterson,
306 Chestnut street. Philadelphia, Ha.
I clubs.
United States Senator from New Harop
shire, to succeed Hon. A. H Crsgin.
Hon. E. H. Rollins has been elected
Our New York Letter.
New York, June 19, 187C.
TRAVEL WITHOUT COST.
The exodus from the metropolis men
tioned in my last continues and will
continue for some time yet, but still the
city does not seem to thin out percept
ibly. For one thing New York is too
large to show the absence of the com
paratively few thousand who can afford
the regular summer hegira and for
another the places of those thus tem
porarily gone is filled, also temporarily,
by the large number of strangers which
brought hither by Centennial and
other attractions. The amount of sum
mer travel to this city this year would
be surprising in view of the universal
hard times, were it not for the extraor
dinarily low rates that prevail upon all
the trunk lines. The reductions re
cently made did Dot, it is needless to
say, originate in the disinterested be
nevolence of the various corporations,
but are merely a part of their annual
illustration of the old saying about bit
ing one's own nose off to spite one's
neighbor. The result is loss to rail
roads, but it's an ill wind that blows
nobody good, and toe compensating ad
vantage in this case is that the public
can now travel about as cheaply as they
can live at home. One can go from
here to Niagara Falls and back for $9,
while the fare to Chicago is $13, to the
Mississippi $21, to the Missouri $29,
and to the Pacific $125. Further re
ductions are perhaps yet in store. Now
is the time, therefore, for your readers
to visit their distant friends or relatives,
and take in New York and the Exposi
tion at the same time.
The regular summer dullness of trade
is upon us and is very general. The
depression of the whole past year has
been such, however, that this dullness
does not present the usual contrast to
the preceding months. There are two
birds with one stone—seeing the sights
and arranging for new stocks of
but this number is not large yet. It
will increase as the season advances.
HOW NEW YORK ENTERTAINS HERSELF.
Amusements- are numerous and va
rious. Besides the usual amount of
theatrical attractions there are Jockey
Club races, more yacht sailing, the in
evitable base ball, a first-class billiard
tournament and the interesting prepara
tion for' the inter-collegiate regattamext
month. Offenbach and Aimee arc pro
gressing with their short and successful
season of opera bouffe at Booth's. Gil
more's Garden presents varied attrac
tions. Besides the military band head
ed by the redoubtable Gilmore himself
there arc two famous cornetists, whose
melodious fireworks are so highly ap
preciated by the Gothamites that the
return of the artists to their native
heath after their season in Philadelphia
was made the subject of a perfect ovatiou
on the opening night. Beside all this
the garden is just now running in op
position to "Horticultural Hall," pre
senting a beautiful array of fruits, flow
ers and plants|which draw large crowds.
This week we are going to laugh aod
be delighted at the Vokes family who
re-open at the Union Square.
THE CHILD STEALERS.
Mr. Christian K. Ross, of Philadel
phia, the hapless father of the lost
Charlie, is in the city, still pursuing the
weary and almost hopeless search on
some clew reached him from Brooklyn.
The parental devotion which this case
has developed is touching in its strength
and the persistency of its hope. The
sympathizers of the whole country are
powerfully with Mr. Ross, and great
would be the rejoicing should his heroic
efforts eventually be crowned with the
success that has attended a similar
search in this city, where a Mrs. Karl,
whose little son was kidnapped over
two months since. After weeks of
agonizing but fruitless inquiry she at
last encountered the boy and his captor
at Philadelphia and placed the latter in
the hands of the law.
are
[Written for the Middletown Transcript.]
The Centennial Exhibition.
Philadelphia, June 19.
The weather, though still warm, has
been vastly more comfortable this week
than last, we having bad several days
when constant clouds restrained the
ardor of the sun and oooasioual showers
diffused a delightful coolness. There
has thus been much greater enjoyment
in exploring the exhaustless wealth of
the Exposition, which enjoyment is
being shared by larger crowds of de
lighted visitors I speak of crowds at
the Centennial grounds only when
thinking of the aggregate number pres
ent, for so vast are its premises and so
evenly distributed its attractions that
even on the day of opening, when the
attendance was many times the present
daily average, the whole vast assem
blage moved easily and freely through
the place with no jostling and little in
convenience. That is one great beauty
of this wonderful plaoe, so broad is the
expanse and so endless the variety of
objects that delight and instruct that
when mind and eye become jaded by
long attention to any one class of sub
jects, entire change of scene and inter
est may be had over and over again
The interest of the Exposition is not
monopolized by that group of wonder
palaces, tbe Main Building and Ma
chinery, Memorial, Agricultural and
Horticultural Halls, which are the most
prominent objects of the whole enclosure
and the ones which the word Centen
nial naturally calls first to mind. Every
inoh of ground from the shady little dell
first traversed as one enters from the
Heading rail way station, w hero th e sun
scarcely penetrates the luxuriant foliage
an( j where ricli bird notes and the trick
ling of water are offen the only sounds
heard among its oool shadows, over to
the grassy «lope at the opposite limit
where white tents and pacing sentries
suggest widely different thoughts—all
is fasoinatiug variety. There is hardly
a nationality, an age, a temperament,
or a mood among men that cannot here
find something to harmonize with its
own condition and delight its taste, and
it seems to nie that any man in this
country who has it in his power to enjoy
the expansion of mind aqd the increase
of knowledge which the study of this
microcosm—this condensation of the
great world—affords, is guilty of a orirae 1
toward himself, if he neglects it.
Exhibits are still arriving. The big
gest things in lately are the great 81
tops Rodman gun from England, which
vicions look.ng monster now frowns
UDOn all who enter Machinery Hall,
aod • fat boy from theWcsI.oiuewliet«
who came here this week bonnd to see
the Exposition, but to his considerable
annoyance found the tables turned and
Exposition bound to see bim. Wher
ever young obesity happened to be there
dense crowd gathered so that he
could hardly move in any direction.
This excess of attention on the public's
part is not very surprising considering
that juvenile Lambert is fourteen years
old and weighs close on to five hundred
Still auother addition to
was a
pounds.
Philadelphia s dignity is the big bell
which has just arrived for the tower
of Independence Hall and been safely
housed witbiu the building after cut
ting away a couple of feet from the
sides of the main doorway to admit its
vast bulk. This grand production of
the founder's art weighs about 23,000
lbs and is said to be of beautiful tone,
but it will not be allowed to be sounded
until noon of the Fourth of July when
will first riDg out this noble successor
of the old Independence bell which,
one century before, was overpowered
by the mighty message of freedom and
burst in the telling of it. Radix.
HAYES AND WHEELER.
What la Said of Them—How Doctor*
Differ.
From the Cincinnati Commercial, Ind.
The Republican party may be con
gratulated upon the Domination of
Hayes as an escape from the "skeleton
clutch"—as Colonel Ingersoll would
say—of Blaine. They have not made
the strongest nomination possible, but
perhaps the best of which the party is
capable. They have not made victory
sure, but they bave secured what Gov
ernor Hayes said in his remarks to the
Republican conference at Columbus
aftea his nomination last summer: "It
is a fair fitting chance to win." Hayes
is not the ideal candidate, but he is, for
party purposes, a good candidate. He
is a man without a large development
of nonseDse. He is a symmetrical man
—not a giant, but of good dimensions
for reasonable service.
From the Cincinnati Enquirer, Dem.
What has the country to expect of a
candidate so nominated '? Hayes is the
representative of religious bigotry, ow
ing his election to the Governorship to
that narrowness. The platform of the
Republican party dare Dot defend the
financial legislation of the Republican
party. It dare not nominate either a
brave man representing the party or the
advised reformer of it. The platform
was a mixture of cowardice and a desire
for oppression. The ticket is one of in
sipidity and utter weakness, save in the
one respect we have mentioned. It is
nominated with a view of carrying
Ohio, being strong nowhere else. Il is
argued that Hayes would be strong in
Ohio. Will the Democratic National
Convention think Ohio of consequence?
From the Philadelphia Times, Ind.
The great advantage of this ticket is
that nobody can possibly take offense at
it, and the Republican papers all take
it down easily, though with no great
appetito The independent papers, with
Republican tendencies, generally swal
low it with some indications that its
taste is mawkish and flat Those whose
tendences are not decidedly Republican
think it best to wait and see what St.
Louis may offer. The Democratic papers
do not admire the ticket, but differ
noticeably in their estimates of its
strenth. ODe thing, however, they are
all agreed upon—that St. Louis must
do better.
From the Richmond (Va.) Whig, Dem.
Governor Hayes is comparatively a
new man, and can scarcely be said to
have achieved a national reputation
His canvass last year in Ohio, when the
Democracy of that State madly threw
away tbeir chances of electing their
candidate by their extreme financial
policy, gave him quite a provincial or
local reputation, which, added to a good
and honorable war record, and a pure
private life, are his highest recommen
dations to the support of his party.
From the New York World, Dem.
Tbe nomination of Governot Hayes,
of Ohio, is a collapse and not a com?
promise. Personally he is a man of re
spectable abilities, of excellent private
character, and in a steady-going, unde
monstrative way has been a consistent,
if not an influential,member of the Re
publican party for years. The Vice
Presidential Domination at Cincinnati
saddles the Republican party with all
the most assailable features of Mr.
Blaine's political record.
From tbe Baltimore Sun, Ind.
The lesson to be drawn from Mr.
Hayes' nomination to the Presidency—
and it is oue that Mr. Blaine and others
may take to heart—is that tbe Repub
lican party recognizes the necessity of
selecting as aspirants to high place only
those against whose reputation no sus
picion is oast or no possible evidence of
jobbery exists. Governor Hayes is a
gentleman of respectable antecedents,
though of scarcely more than a local
reputation.
From the Boston Post, Ind.
Their weakness is found in the evi
dent circumstance that neither candi
date represents anything which the
people want. With the whole uation
clamoring for reform, the convention
chose men who have shown no capacity
for the work, and who can in no way
be claimed as equal to the occasion.
From the Baltimore Gazette, Dem.
He certainly will not make so strong
a candidate as Blaine, and he is infi
nitely weaker than Bristow. He has
no great services, no great talents, no
strong personal following, to help him.
The only votes he will get are the thick
and thin partisans who would support
the nominoe whoever he might be.
From the Boston Globe, Rep.
Here is further proof that politics
expedients and
compromises. The action of The con
vention will have the effect intended of
uniting the party, and will give it on
the whole an excellent prospect in the
race.
matter of
is
From tbe Brooklyn Eagle, Defn.
Governor Hayes is a third-rate man,
who will not excite personal antagonism
for the same reason that he will not
command enthusiastic support—of him
the country, outside of his own State,
knows little or nothing.
Frqm tljp Chicqgq Timps, Ind,
The nomination of R. B. Hayes for
President by the Cincinnati Convention
is a surprise to the whole country, and
a bitter disappointment to tbe party
1 managers whose combinations have thus
been brought to naught.
From the Scranton Times, Dem. .
The riva , candidate8 hated Blaine,
and the nomina tion of Hayes was the |
, Dethod took tQ WQrk out their ,
^ ;
**"«% __.
Rose Eytinge, the actress, in a dis
patch from Chicago to the New York
Graphic, denies the charges against her
husband. Col. George H. Butler, of
having treated her brutally.
;
General News Summary.
Treasurer New has tendered his res
ignation, to take effect from the first of
July.
Twenty thousand acres of laud in
Pike county, Pa., were sold last week
for arrearages.
General McClellan is talked of as the
successor of Mr. Frelinghuysen in the
United State Senate.
The Bay Sugar Refinery, at San
Francisco was destroyed by fire Tues
day last. Loss, $350,000.
The Grand Jury at Washington
have iudicted Richard Harrington and
Arthur B. Williams for bribery.
The resolution of the Arkansas Dem
ocratic Convention favor Tilden, but
the delegates to St. Louis are unin
structed.
It is understood negotiations between
the United States and Great Britain on
the extradition question have been sus
pended.
James Baird, of Cambusdoon, the
millionaire ironmaster, who recently
gave $2,500,000 to the Scottish Church,
is dead.
Commodore Vanderbilt has just made
another donation of $300,000 to the
Vanderbilt University, at Nashville,
Tennessee.
Secretary Bristow on Saturday re
signed his office as Secretary of the
Treasuary, to go into effect on Tues
day last.
The tug-boat H. J. Warkman, lying
on the North river, New York, exploded
Monday. One man was killed and two
are missing.
Nearly the entire business portion of
the town of St. John's, in the province
of Quebec, Canada, was destroyed by
fire last Sunday
The carpet works at Ayr, England,
were destroyed by fire last week, and it
is reported that twenty-four women per
ished in the flames.
The President has sent to the House
a message directing its attention to the
danger of not having the various ap
propriation bills passed before the first
of July
The reported defeats of the Egyp
tians by the Abyssinians are officially
contradicted. The war terminated on
the 9th of March, and no fighting has
occurred since.
Heavy rains fell last week in the
vicinity of Augusta, Ga. Crops on both
sides of the Savannah river aie sub
merged, and those in the cotton lands
are totally destroyed.
The Cabinet at Washington regards
the release of Winslow as an overt act
that vitiates that section of the Ash
burton treaty under which the subject
of extradition belongs.
Francisco Peralto, in a match against
time for $5,000, at Beacon Park, Bos
ton, rode one hundred and ten miles in
four hours fifty minutes and forty-five
seconds, riding twenty mustangs. He
was allowed five hours.
Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, N. Y.,
which last year raised Mr. Beecher's
salary to one hundred thousand dollars
to enable him to meet the expenses of
his trial, Wednesday night voted to
restore it to$ 20,000, the amount pre
viously paid.
Considerable consideration is now
being given the second place on the St.
Louis ticket, and the list of candidates
is becoming quite respectable in num
bers as well as character. The last ad
dition is Governor Randolph, of New
Jersey.
News of the confirmation of Senator
Morrill as Secretary of the Treasury
was received by the Republicans at
Portland, Me., with much satisfaction
There was a large gathering at their head
quarters, with congratulatory speeches,
music, &c.
An incendiary in the act of setting
fire to the Catholio Church in Hous
dale, Pa.,being discovered by a woman,
knocked her down and escaped. This
is the same church in which one man
was killed and thirty persons wet a
wounded recently by the giving way of
the floors.
Very many papers think the Tilden
and Hendricks ticket, first suggested
by the New York Sun. the very thing.
The Buffalo Courier believes a stronger
tioket oould not be made, since "it
would harmonize the party East and
West and make success certain in the
doubtful States "
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At St. John's in the province of
Quebec, the entire business portion of
the town was destroyed by fire on Sun
day, iuvolving a loss of about $1,500,
One lady was burned to death
ana others received severe injuries.
Seventeen buildings were burned at
Luinberton, N. G , od Friday night.
000 .
Loss $20,000
An explosion occurred in Wolff's
torpedo factory in Greenville, N. J.,
Wednesday, killiog two boys, Louis
Ness and Charles Segal, and injuring
Dora Arnold, aged fourteen, and Jacob
VanCleef, aged fourteen, fatally ; Liz
zie Herman 17, ; Mary Schützer 15,
John Rohenback 24, Henry Brehen 22,
and Wm. Gimbert, the foreman, seri
ously, and several others slightly. The
cause of the explosion is unknown.
. phiiadelphia markets
Prime red wheat.fl 43(0)1.45$ bus.
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, Oats (Pennsylvania)... . 40®44cts.
; Moyer seeq..„ ... ie(a>w ^ id.
11».%—, ...>6.® 2.65.
Wheat, good to amber
yg^ ta ^ old .
Oats,' Southern!! "
THE MA RKETS,
MIDDLETOWN GRAIN MARKET.
COBBECTED WEEKLY BT ISAAC JONES, JR.
Wheat,.
Corn, yellow ...
Corn, White, ...
Oats. .
Timothy Seed...
Clover " ...
,...$1.40
.. 52 cts.
...8Î cts.
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4 00
. 11.00
MIDDLETOWN PRODUCE MARKET.
CORRECTED WEEKLY BY S. M. REYNOLDS,
.18 $ doz.
.15cts.-$ lb
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Eggs.
Butter.
Lard.
Spring Chickens, Live
,..16 $ lb.
BALTIMORE MARKETS.
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16,
; Rye
A Baltimobb Darkey Rivals Blind
Tom. —A rival of Blind Tom has been
found at Blount Springs, Ala ., in the
person of James Harden, a colored boy
from Baltimore. He plays the guitar
and sings the most difficult music ex
ceptionally well, and is something of a
composer. He has received no instruc
tion, but is most emphatically a natural
born musician. _
PEACH BASKETS.
J. E. WORDEN'S
00,000 Stave Baskets,
make, Smyrna, Del., for sale, at 9j cents.
W. N WILSON,
Middletown, Del.
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R. TOWNSEND,
TOWNSEND, DEL.,
WITH
A. STEWART & SON,
COMMISSION DEALERS
IN
PEACHES, &o.,
NO. 29 A 31 FULTON ROW, WEST WASH
INGTON MARKET,
NEW YORK
P. S.—Shippers written to daily, and pro
ceeds sent promptly each week, and between
the close of the peach season and Christmas
we will pay for lost baskets. We shall also
cart peaches over the ferry from Jersey City
to New York for 3 cents per basket and 5
cents per crate.
Mr. WM. N. WILSON will be our shipping
agent at Middletown, during the coming
peach season, and will be assisted by Mr.
AS BURY PFNNINGTON.
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TRUSTEES SALE
OF A LARGE AND VALUABLE
IN CKCIL. COUNTY, MARYLAND,
ONT VERY LIBERAL TERMS.
By virtue of a decree of the Circuit Court
for Cecil county, in chancery, the under
signed, as Trustee, will expose at Public Sale,
at the Court House, in Eikton, Maryland, at
eleven o'clock A. M., on
TUESDAY, JULY 18th, 1876,
ALL THAT
TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND
I
known as "THE GROVE," situated, lying
and being in Sassafras Neck, in Cecil county
aforesaid, partly on the Sassafras river and
partly on tbe Chesapeake bay, and containing
OF LAND, more or less,—being the same
tract or parcel of land which was conveyed to
Bloomfield Lore by James Black Groome,
Trustee, by deed dated January 29th, 1872,
and recorded in Liber D. S. No. 6, folio 309,
Ac., one of the land records of Cecil county
aforesaid.
—J&nA, The improvements consist of a
Mm I jj \\A large and comfortable two-story
WiT • * IB DWELLING HOUSE, a Barn,
flUSHu Corn Crib, Peach House, Tool
House, Ac.; also, a smaller two-story Dwell
ing House, and several small Houses for farm
hand3.
Of this land about One Thousand Acres
has been cleared, and most of it is of good
natural quality, and has been considerably
improved.
This farm is considered as singularly adapt
ed to the growth of Peach Trees, while its
location directly on the water, on the line of
steamboat travel between Philadelphia and
Baltimore, affords a rare opportunity for ship
ping fruit to either city.
About Four Hundred Acres are
planted in PEACH TREES, of
which a considerable portion are
of suitable age to produce profit
ably.
^SS-THERE ARE ALSO ON THE FARM
TWO VALUABLE FISHERIES.
TOE TERMS OF SALE, as prescribed by
the decree, are : One-fourth of the purchase
money to be paid in cash on tbe day of sale,
and the residue thereof to be paid in three
equal instalments, in one, two and three
years from the day of sale; the credit pay
ments to bear interest from tbe day of sale,
and to be secured by the bonds or notes of tbe
purchaser or purchasers, with sureties to be
approved by the Trustee.
The purchaser will be entitled to possession
on the confirmation of the sale. Cost of deed
to be paid by purchaser.
JAMES BLACK GROOME, Trustee,
June 24, 1876—ts
Eikton, Md.
TRUSTEE'S SALE
OF
REAL ESTATE.
By virtue of an order of the.Orphans'
Court of tbe State of Delaware, in and for
New Castle county, made tbe 24th day of
February, A. D., 1876, will be exposed to
sale at Public Auction
ON TUESDAY,
the 1st Day of August, A. D. 1876,
at the Hotel of R. T. CLAYTON, in the
town of MiddletowD,
AT 10.30 O'CLOCK, A. 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 tbe centre of said public road
toward Middletown, north 12° 40 / west 88
8-10 parches to a stake in the centre of said
road a corner for these premises and lands of
the heirs of Elias S. Nauiain, deceased, then
leaving tbe public road and with the 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 the side
of a .small drain leading into Noxenlown
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 57J° 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 Noxenlown
mill pond, thence down the said prong south
78J° east 4 6-10 perches, north 79§° east
4 4 ' 10 perches, south 79J east 48 perches to
,be main P ron Y of Noxentown mill pond,
"P. tl,e t . main , "j* mil1 , P®»«
,■ In.n.ijTrmtpW 262 perches to
dain but now of Robert* Thomas'coehran
thence with the line of said Cochran's land'
norlb 55 o wes t 26 6-10 perches to a stake'
corner for these premises and lands of —
Cocb £outh | 8 xo west u b ° £ t0
gtaL corner for these nremises Smi lands of
Cochran> lben f ee " orth 3 P io ea8t 44 ° Q f
a sla ke, corner for these premises and lands
of thence a ou th 89i" west Ol XlO
h he k . h ^ s 101 b ' b .
> ic r °* d leadl ^ f '° m Middletown toward
Blackbird, the place of beginning, containing
within these metes and bounds g
253 ACRES •
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.
C. M. Vandever, Clerk Orphans' Court.
N. B.—The above property is situated
about two miles from Middletown, in New
Castle county, Pel., and within J 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-house, carriage bouse,
etc., all in good order. There are about
seventy acres of peacb trees ip fpll bearing ;
also a good apple orchard of about two
acres. The fending and hedging are good
and tbs 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.
June 24—5t JOHN H. RODNEY.
WANTED,
; June 10-1 m
By a Lady, a situation at Dressmakiug and
all kinds of Sewing, in Middletown or the
county. Address
LUCY BIRD,
Middletown, Del.
Jrg (Hoods and êroffim
1776 P0PULAB 00BNEE. 1876
GREAT REDUCTION
IN PRICES!
TREMENDOUS SUCCESS,
All hall ye people, far and near,
Of Popular Corner you now 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
Cloths and Gassimeres
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 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. Demoreit'i re
liable Patterns of Fashion.
But we'll not tax your minds any longer by telling
Of the many cheap go*>ds that we are now selling,
But come one! come all! and all come in time,
To the Popular Corner of G. W. W. Naudain,
"iudlctoppn, Del.
f H G. RILEY.
Assistants: ■( S. J. TOLSON,
(.J. DAWSON.
apr 22-tf
THE BEST GOODS
For the Least Money !
—AT THE—
Foitaii Heal for BARGAINS!
GRIND SPRING
oiFZEnsriTsro-!
ELIASON BROS.
Middletown, Del.
Having concluded that large sales and quick
returns will not only pay better than hnving
the goods lay on the shelves, but enable ns to
constantly show n 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 and vicinity a magnificent line of
Dry Goods,
Fancy Goods,
Ready-made Clothing,
Hats, Caps,
Boots, Shoes,
Notiofls, etc., etc.
REGISTER'S OFFICE,
New Castle County, June 5th, 1876.
Upon l ^ e a PP'ication of Sebrck F.Shall
CB0SS ' Administrator of HUGH FLEMING,
l ate of St. Georges Hundred, in said County,
deceMed > » «» ordered and directed by thé
Register that tbe Administrator aforesaid
8 ÎTe "olîce of «he granting of Letters
of Administration upon the Estate of tbe de
cease(1 < with the date of granting thereof, by
causing advertisements to be posted within
forty days from tbe date of such Letters, in
«ix 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 "hide an Act of Assembly in such case
^ P r ? 7id f d; aDd aleo ca,13e « he 3arae
to be mserted w.thm the same period in the
a " m" Ji B t NSCB1PT ' a , ne " s P a P f: ';. Po
herein'two'mon C'"' '° be COntlDUed
* mon,ha ' .... , Q . -
G ' Ven Under the haD<i and S ° & ' ° f
EVERY ARTICLE NEW.
Yonr patronage is solicited, and you will
he dealt with right.
Meney may be scarce with you, hut remem
ber that our prices will be in proportion to
your purse ; and 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 be bought anywhere else for the
same money.
wk have with us
W. GEO. MABREY.
Jan 8-tf
REGISTER'S ORDER.
{ ,—'—. -, Office of the Register aforesaid, at
L.S. > N e W Castle County aforesaid, the
* day and year above written.
S. C BIGGS, Register.
NOTICE.
All persons having claims »gainst the Es
tate of the deceased must present the same,
duly attested, to the Administrator on or be
fore June 5th, 1877, or abide the Act of As
sembly in such case made and provided.
S. F. SHALLCROSS, Administrator.
junl7-2m
Address—Middletown, Del.
MARTIN B. BURRIS,
LAND SURVEYOR
junl 7-1 m
MIDDLETOWN, DEL.
CENTENNIAL ERA.
1876 SPRING TRADE. 1876
S. M. REYNOLDS
Wholesale and Retail Dealer
INVITES THE ATTENTION OF THE PUB
LTC TO THE
Magnificent Display
—OF—
EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN
Dry Goods ,
Carpetings ,
Notions ,
Sçc.
Secured for our Immense
Sales at the LOW EST CASH
PRICES.
Full lines of STAPLE COT
TOWS and WOOLENS in assort
ment unsurpassed by any
house on tbe Peninsula.
A Beautiful Stock of British
French, and American
I
Dress Goods,
carefully selected and adapted to
the wants of the Trade.
Muslins at Jobbers' prices, by
the Piece.
Shoe», Hal* and Cap*. Ac.
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
PHILADELPHIA-Made Goods
always In full Supply.
Under Ibis bead may be In
cluded Choicest Patterns of
CARPETINGS fresh from tbe
looms of tbe most celebrated
Makers.
Headquarters for Boots and
LIBERAL CASH DISCOUNTS,
LOWEST PRICES THROUGHOUT,
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.
S. M. REYNOLDS,
Oocbran Square and Broad Street,
MIDDLETOWN, DEL,
March 25, 1876.

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