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[Written for the Tbabscbitt by one of the most experienced fanners, gardeners and fruit growers in the United States.] IKPROVBD BKCIDS OF SHEIR. The Merino sheep are chiefly valu able for the wool, and greatly improve our common native sheep by crossing with them. This breed fatten slowly, consequently they are not much sought by butchers. Any breed whose wool is desired to be improved can be profit ably crossed with the Merinos. The Leicester sheep are noted for their long wool, not very fine, averaging seven or eight pounds to a fleece. These sheep have • no horns, male or female ; they are good mutton, but they are not par ticularly popular. A cross with Meri nos mfkes a valuable sheep. In an experiment made to test the fattening qualities of the Leicester, in compari with Merinos, 60 sheep of eaéb breed were fed 46 days on the same quantity and quality of food ; the Lei cesters gained 1,008 lbs., and the Merinos only 480 lbs. This shows the superiority of Leicesters for mutton. The Lincolnshire sheep are large and bony, having a rather thin fleece.— They need crossing to be profitable. The Southdown is a popular breed both in England and in the United States. By crossing this breed bave been pro duced the "Hampshiredowns," Strop shiredowns" and "Oxforddowns," all being good mutton and wool sheep. The Cotswold is a very popular and valuable breed. They are very docile, and take flesh easily and rapidly, and all things considered, they are the most profitable sbeep that can be kept in most States of the Union, especially Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee and the Middle States generally, if not in more northern latitudes. son in PRUNING GSAPR VINKS. The summer pruning of grape vines consists in removing the small shoots which show by their sise and lack of vigor that they will not make strong snob as supply the bads for the • wood that is to produce the next year's But in no case will the frait be canes, crop. benefited by prnning away a large por tion of the vigorona new canes. If yon think your vines are overloaded, clip out a portion of the bunches now while they are small. Nor will removing the leaves later in the season, "to let in the son" do anything bat mischief, ss grapes exposed to the burning rays of the snn are not hastened to maturity at * all, and are much injured in quality. If one believes all about grapes that is published in the papers, from men who know very little on this subject, he will be apt to destroy his vines in a few years. The general role has been laid down by good writers to pinoh off tbe ends of canes to within two leaves of the fruit. If this be done to every oane there would be no wood left for tbe next season's fruit. You must leave some of the longest canes untouched for this purpose ; then you may cut back tbe smaller canes to within two or three leaves of the grapes, if you think best; but I consider closesnmmerprun ing a good detl like taking a quart or two Gf a man's blood to "invigorate him. Prune sparingly. GBADE AYRSHIRES. I notice accounts of grade Ayrshire cowa making two pounds of butter a day, even in the winter season, on hay and a few pounds of meal daily. A grade Ayrshire heifer ia reported to have made eighteen pounds of butter a week on grass. Two fall bloods made as follows: One, fourteen pounds and ten ounces, and the other fourteen pounds and twelve ounces of batter in seven days, on grass. These are extra cases ; but the Ayrshires are good but ter-making cows undoubtedly. HONEY BEES. There are many persons in the United States who make a business of keeping bees, and support their families by it. The late Moses Quioly, of St. Johns ville, N. Y., had several large apiaries a few miles apart, about one hundred hives in each. Some seasons he sent 25,000 pounds of honey in small glass boxes to New York. Bat it requires a thorough knowledge of this inseot, and its general manage ment, to make money on extensive aoiaries. yy SOAK YOUR BUTTER TUBS. Some ctreless dairymen pack their butter in new tabs and firkins without being soaked. That is wrong, as they impart the flavor of thé wood to tbe butter, and depreciate the value from two to five cente per pound. Soak your tubs and firkins twenty-four hours, then change the water, and soak twenty four hours longer; and be careful to bave no decaying vegetables nor any thing that throws oat an unpleasant smell in your cellar, as your butter will be affected by suoh things, no matter bow closely it is covered. BUCKWHEAT. Buckwheat is a profitable crop, and no good farmer should fail to sow a few acres from July 1st to the 10th. Half a bushel of seed is sufficient for an acre It is excellent feed for fowls, to say nothing of the indispensable "hot cakes," that every family moat have in the winter season. WHEAT SCREENINGS FOE FOWLS. Whare wheat screenings can be obtained at a fair price, no feed is bet ter for fowls as a change. They are also very good for chickens as soon as old enough to be fed on them. A fowl breeder says: "I have kept for the past ten years from 150 to 800 fowls, sud have fed wheat screenings (with other grain) nearly every day during that time, and hare never had any unusual disease, either with chiokens or fowls, during that time." HOP GROWING. Hops should never be grown on low, moist land and valleys generally are not aa well adapted to their growth as high ground, where the air oiroulatea freely among them,preventing the vines being infeeted with hop lice, and also preventing mildew. Sward land should never be planted with hope ; a crop of potatoes should be grown on it one season. The hills are made about sight apart, or rowj eight feet apart, and tbe hops seven feet apart in the rows. The roots should always be covered in November with course manure to keep tbe vines from winter-killing. feet A Fact for Farmers. —It may not be generally known that the seed of the sunflower is the most infallible remedy yet discovered fop the speedy care of founder in horses. Immediately on dis covering that yoor horse is foundered, ! mix about a pint of tbe whole seed iu : bis food, a$d it will work a perfect cure; I ao says an intalligent farmer. j Out Flag. Every nation haa # its flag. Every ship in foreign waters ia known by the colors she shows at her peak. The French frigate hoists her banting of three vertical stripes, red, white and bine ; the English man-of-war shows a* red flag, with the orosses of St. Andrew and St. George on a bine anion in the upper left-hand corner ; and the Aus trian, a doable-headed black eagle, on a yellow ground,—every nation with a name and a place, having its own ap propriate symbol. When we were colonies of England, we sailed and fought under her flag.-— Twenty years before the Revolution, when we were at war with the French and their allies the Indians, many a brave man in some hot skirmish with Indians would have weleoraed the sight of the red flag of England—it would mean aid and comfort when sorely pressed. But the time was coming when he was to hate it as much as he had hated tbo French colors. The time was com ing when the sight of it was to mean oppression and tyranny to him, and every feeling of his nature would be roused against it. Every child knows how we finally rebelled ; it was noth ing less, and, to England, our George Washington was merely a leading rebel. It was a bold proceeding. We were thirteen little States, fringed along on the Atlantio coast, with the unbroken forest behind us, and among the great family of nations we had neither place nor name. We were like the last new hoy. at a public school—we had to fight to obtain due respect from all the great old nations who were looking on. Of oourse we had no flag ; we had to earn that too. For a year or so our privateers carried the Massachusetts State flag. It was better, they thougl than the English flag, at any rate. T field was of white bunting ; in the mid dle, a green pine-tree, as you see in the above picture ; and on the opposite side the motto, "Appeal to Heaven. Washington, in bis character of Gen eral-in-Chief, commissioned several pri vateer schooners, and they all carried this flag. The Alfred was one of the few large ships we had, and she carried the pine tree flag, and beside that, one with thirteen stripes, in red and white, but with no stars ; while on the stripes was coiled a rattle-snake, with the motto, "Don't tread on me." The rattle-snake being found only in America, there was, of course, a peculiar meaning in this emblem. In the earl some of the j carried the palmetto-tree on their flag. That was a very good symbol, and the State yet keeps it on her coat of arms, though it grows everywhere in the South, The palmetto logs at Fort Moultrie were found very good things to receive oannon balls when that fort was besieged by the British in June of 1776 There was this multiplicity of flags, because we did not clearly know what we were. No nation had acknowledged us as belonging to their great family yet ; in fact, we had not quite cut loose from England, yet we were fighting her with all our might, and it seemed ab surd to be under her colors. In the fight at Bunker Hill, the flag planted in the corner of that famous redoubt was of blue bunting, with the cross of St. George in red in the corner, and a pine-tree, that same pine-tree, in the upper right-hand quarter of the cross. Our army at Cambridge oelebrated New Year's Day, Jan. let, 1776, not as the Chinese, by firing crackers and illuminating lanterns in the evening, nor yet by making calls, but by unfurling for the first 'time in an American camp the flag of thirteen stripes. But even then we had not de clared ourselves independent of Great Britain, and this flag had the British union in the corner, and the crosses of St. Andrew and St George, Finally, on the 14th of June, 1776, Congress, which met then in Philadel phia, settled upon our style of flag. "It shall have," said they, "thirteen stripes, alternate red and white, and the union of the States shall be indicated by thir teen stars, white, in a blue field, repre senting a new constellation." It was not until about forty years ago that it was decided to add another star for every new State as it joined the Union. So that the constellation as it is now, with nearly forty stars in it, has grown a good deal from the original thirteen. But the stripes still remain the same in number, to remind us of the first little band of States who "fought it out" against Great Britain —Kate Foote, St. Nicholas for July. ht, he part of the Revolution, nth Carolina regiments Over Sensitiveness.— Genius, a pre cious and eoveted gift, is often a source of at least as much unhappiness as de light to its possessor. Earl, the Eng lish sculptor, recently deceased, died, it is said, literally of a broken heart.— The Royal Academy refused to admit to its exhibition a statue which had cost him three years' labor ; and the sensi tive artist quietly laid himself down and died. Forty years ago he gained the gold medal of the Exhibition, and has many times sinoe had his works ex hibited, and sometimes rejected—but to rejection he could never become accus tomed. It is unfortunate when love of fame degenerates from generous ambi tion to a mere pasaion ; and he who can deserve praise ought to be self-sustain ed enough to be above depression when praise is denied him. " Vexillo," the new form assumed by the game of croquet, is pronounced by many a decided improvement. The game is made interesting by the intro duction of flags upon the arches. Each player has a flag to play whioh may be taken from him by his opponent.' When a player reaches tbe home stake he places the flag on it, and then he is a rover. His object then ia to try and capture his opponents' flags, or aasiat his side in getting their flag*. Tbe side that seeures the greatest number of flags wins the game. "Vexillo" differs from croquet slightly ; the arehes are set out differently, and the home stake ia made with soekets to reoeive the flags when they are taken from the arches. Sir Isaao Newton was once examin ing a new and very fine globe, when a gentleman came into hie atndy who did not believe in a God, but declared the world we live in came by ohanee. He was mueb pleated with tbe handsome globe, and asked. "Who mado it?" "Nobody," answered Sir Isaac ; "it happened here." The gentlemen looked up fn amazement at the answer, but he soon understood what it meant. tunurrous. A Match Bkokkn Off —A match has been broken off on JCalumet avenue between the male and female scions of two prominent families, who, it had been thought, would have made an ex cellent marriage, since she was young and handsome and he was old and rich. It appears that they had an irreconcil able quarrel on a very vital subject.— He was a very precise mao, who used to say that time was money, and pro crastination was the thief of time, and so on, and when they were discussing their married life she said : "Next Easter you'll give me the loveliest hat and dress io Chicago, won't you, pretty?" He said he would. "And," she continued, "you'll take a pew in the front of the most fashionable church ?" "I will," he said. "And, she said, "we'll always go to church nice and late, won't we ?" "Nice and early my love," he said correcting her. "No ; I mean nice and late of course." she answered. "But, my dear," he remonstrated, "time is money, as Solo If I were to be seen going » mon says. to chureh late people would think I was slothful in business serving the bank. Why do you wish to cultivate the un lovely habit of unpunctuality ?" "Oh, because," she replied, "when you go to church late every one turns round to look at you and see what you have on. Do you think I am a heathen and don't want to go to church properly ?" Alas ! to be wroth with one we love doth work like madness in the brain ; and the match is off .—Chicago Tribune. yy "A Truk Virginian not Afeerd. —A humorous scene occurred in Court yesterday. A female with a shrill, cracked voice was witness in a divorce case, and swore that she saw defendant draw a pistol on his wife. Mr. Flemming, after conversing-with his client, asked : "Did not you peep through a key hole to witness this scene ?" Witness—(angrily and fiercely :)— "Now, I saw Kiser tell you that. I ain't afeerd of him, and I ain't afeerd of you either, and-" Judge Schenk—"Stop, "stop, ma dame ; it will be unanimously conceded that you are not afraid of anybody. Witness—(Raising her spectacles and looking *at the Court, with a flashing eye:) "No sir, I thank you, sir; I wasn't raised in a stomp, sir. I am a true Virginian ; I was raised whare folks ain't afeerd of anybody, sir;" and she left the witness 6tand with the lovely air of an F. F. V.— Charlotte, N. C. Observer. His Little Mistake. —The Winona, Minn., Republican relates this : "An elderly gentleman went into a Main street butcher shop a little after 11 o'clock yesterday, and bought a piece of ateak for dinner. Putting bis pocket book leisurely down his pantaloons, and oasting his eyes about the room, he suddenly exclaimed, 'What, 12 o'olock already ! I had no idea it was so late !' and he grabbed his steak and rushed out of the shop, while the butcher boys ■at down and roared at the old gent's mistake. He had taken tbe dial of the •priog balance for the clock. n Master (sniffling) : "There's a moat extraordinary smell, James; I've no ticed several-Hall Porter : "I don't wonder at it sir. I've spoken about it down stairs. The butler, sir, you see, is '•f h church,' whioh he as fit up a horatory in the pantry, and burns hineense We could stand that ; but the cook is the 'low church' per suasion, and she burns brown paper to hobviate the hineense. It's perfectly bawful on saints' days, sir.— Punch. The editor of the Gallatin Examiner is not an inflationist. He gives this convincing illustration of the faith that ia in him : "Our sad experience in the Confederate states, where we paid a ^100 bill for that last gallon of apple brandy in North Carolina, djd not make us fall much in love with unlimited issues of paper money, and these im pressions have clung to ua to this day. A young man in western Wisconsin, who was about to be married the other day, suddenly remembered that he hadn't fed bis horse, and tbp ceremony had to wait until the horse had been eared for. He explained that a good horse couldn't be fonnd every day, while thirteen different girls wanted to marry him. The New York Commercial says: "The Cincinnati hotel clerk is in his glory in anticipation of the coming orowd. He has bad his front hair newly curled, borrowed a diamond pin, and inwardly registered a solemn vow to recognize no guest under the rank of Governor." 11 "Hee-yur is yer flags of all n-a-a-a tions," shouted a Centennial pedler on the street yesterday. A red-nosed joker stopped him to ask ; "Have you a flag of damnation ?" "No, sir!" was the quick retort, "you find that in the whiskey bottle.— N. Y. Tribune. "It is strange," muttered a young man, as he staggered home from a sup per party, "how evil communications corrupt good manners. I have been surrounded by tumblers all evening, and now I am a tumbler myself. "Mamma," asked a precocious young ster at the tea-table the other evening, after a long and yearning gaze toward a plate of doughnuts, "Mamma, do you think I could stand another one of those fried holes?" She thought he could. Shocked and astonished verger— "You bad and wicked boy, why don't you take off your hat in church ?" Bad and wicked boy, overcome with guilt— "If you please, sir, I am a little girl — Fun. I» A man with a large family was com plaining of the difficulty of supporting them. "But," said a friend, "you have sous big enough to help you. difficulty is," said the man, "they are too big to work." Judge Hilton, aa ha sits in tbe shadowy solitude of his chamber, sadly asks himself, "What does it profit a man if he gaius the whole world and has to go to law all the time to keep it?" Blonde hair is growing less popular every year. It seems that a brunette always has the advantage of being able to button her shoe with a hair pin, and put it back without wip'mg it. Tbe good Samaritan stopped at the sound of woe ; so does s good horse. 11 "The ®imc ®abk». PHILADELPHIA, WILMING TON A ND BALTIMORE RAILROAD. Delaware Diiinii. Time Table. SUMMER ARRANGEMENT. O N and after MONDAY, MAY 29th, 1876, (Sundays excepted,) trains leave as fpl lows: NORTH. Delmar, Laurel. SEAFORD, Bridgeville, Greenwood, Farmington, Harrington, Felton, Canterbury, Woodside, Wyoming, DOVER, Moorton, Brenford, SMYRNA, Clayton, Green Spring, Blackbird, Townsend, MIDDLETOWN 8 33 7 07 8 05 3 59 Mt. Pleasant, Kirkwood, Rodney, Bear, State Road, New Castle, Delà. Junction, Wilmington, ar 9 25 Philadelphia, " 10 45 Baltimore, pass, mixed. pass. PASS. P.M. 1 00 A.M. A.M. 5 50 6 02 6 17 P. M. 2 55 3 15 1 12 1 27 3 40 1 42 4 09 6 32 1 52 6 42 4 24 2 02 6 51 4 39 7 00 2 13 4 59 7 13 2 25 5 21 7 18 5 28 2 30 7 23 5 36 2 35 5 50 5 52 2 44 7 37 6 00 6 08 2 52 3 03 6 28 6 10 6 16 6 43 3 10 7 40 6 00 8 00 6 25 3 00 6 59 3 20 7 09 3 25 6 31 7 24 6 40 3 33 8 16 6 47 7 43 3 42 7 18 8 34 4 09 7 30 4 19 8 48 4 21 7 32 7 42 4 30 7 45 4 33 9 08 7 55 4 42 8 15 9 39 5 00 9 35 11 00 11 10 6 15 8 10 MIXED. pass. pass. pass. P.M. A.M. P.M. P.M. Philadelphia, 11 30 8 00 5 15 6 15 7 00 7 00 3 00 3 00 A.M. Wilmington, 12 55 9 30 6 30 7 40 Del. Junction, New Castle, State Road, Bear, Rodney, Kirkwood, Mt. Pleasant, MIDDLETOWN 2 40 10 42 7 34 8 52 Townsend, Blackbird, Green Spring, Clayton, SMYRNA, (Ar.) Brenford, Moorton, DOVER, Wyoming, Woodside, Canterbury, Felton, Harrington, Farmington, Greenwood, Bridgeville, SEAFORD, Laurel, Delmar, The Mixed trains will be run subject to de lays incident to freight business. Trains will stop only at stations where time is given. H. F. KENNEY, Sup't. SOUTH. Baltimore 9 40 7 59 1 30 9 52 6 48 8 01 9 54 8 12 10 03 10 06 2 05 10 14 2 19 10 24 8 15 8 24 8 34 2 57 10 52 7 43 3 06 10 57 3 15 11 05 3 30 11 12 8 00 11 28 8 20 3 38 11 17 3 49 11 23 4 10 11 35 8 18 4 22 11 42 11 50 8 32 11 55 8 37 4 50 12 01 8 43 5 15 12 16 8 56 5 30 12 24 9 04 5 45 12 34 9 14 6 03 12 44 9 24 6 45 1 03 9 40 7 10 1 23 9 54 7 30 1 35 10 08 9 02 9 08 9 16 9 23 9 40 9 29 9 36 9 48 9 55 may 6-tf FOB PHILADELPHIA. SUMMER ARRANGEMENTS. On and after Monday, JUNE 5th, 1876, Steamer •n MAJOR REYBOLD , «I Capt. W. Eugene Reybold, Will leave Salem, N. J., every day (Sundays excepted) at 6 a. m. Returning, leave Arch Street Wharf at 3 p. m. EXCURSION TICKETS from Salem, Delaware City and New Castle, good for ten days, 75 cents, good to return on either "Reybold" or steamer "Perry." Stages for St. Georges, McDonough, and Odessa, Del., Sbarpstown, Woodstown, and Alloway8town, N. J., connect with Steamers. FBEIGHT AT LOW BATES. All lost goods most be reported to the Captain within three days. Spring and Summer Arrangement. On and after WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, THE STEAMER TRUMPETER, will leave Georgetown, Md., at 7 o'clk, a. m., Shallcross' at 7:30, Turner's Creek at 8, Bet terton at 8.30, and Back's Neck at 10 o'clock, every Monday, Wednesdays and Friday, ar riving in Baltimore at 1 o'clock, p. m. Re turning will leave Baltimore at 10.30 a. m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The "Trumpeter" has recently been thor oughly overhauled and repaired, and is now in first-class condition, furnishing excellent accommodations for passengers ; and we sin cerely trust that the friendly relations hitherto existing between her and the public may con tinue to exist, for which end we will ever be found striving to tbe utmost of onr ability. marlly WM. CUNDIFF, Master. Jtogto'a (Mens. REGISTER'S ORDER. Register's Office, New Castle County, May 10th, 1876. Upon the application of William R. Cochran and Charles P. Cochran, Administrators of John Cochran, late of St. Georges Hundred in said County, deceased, it is ordered and directed by the Register that the Adminis trators aforesaid, give notice of the granting of Letters of Administration, C. T. A., upon the Estate of the deceased, with the date of granting thereof, by causing ad vertisements to be posted within forty days from the date of such Letters, in six of the most public places of the County of New Cas tle, requiring all persons having demands against tbe Estate to present the same, or abide an Act of Assembly in such case made and provided ; and also cause the same to be inserted within tbe same period in the Mid dletown Transcript, a newspaper published in Middletown, and to be continued therein two months. Given under the hand and Seal of ,*-s , Office of the Register aforesaid, at < L. S. > New Castle, in New Castle County *- w-" ' aforesaid, the day and year above written. S. C. BIGGS, Register. NOTICE. All persons having claims against the Estate of the deceased must present the same duly attested to tbe Administrator, C. T. A., on or before May 10th, 1877, or abide an Act of As sembly in such case made and provided. WILLIAM R. CUCHRAN, CHARLES P.COCHRAN, Administrators. myl0-2m Address— Middletown, Del. BEGISTEB'S 0BDEB. REGISTER'S OFFICE, New Castle County, March 18, 1876. Upon the application of Colin Ferguson, Administrator of Daniel Obrel, late of Appo quinimink 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 tbe Estate of the deceased, with the date of granting thereof, by causing adver tisements to be posted within forty days from the date of each Letters, in six of the most public places of the County of New Castle, requiring all persons having demands against the Estate to present the same or abide by Act of Assembly in such cage made and pro vided ; and also cause the same to be inserted within the same period in the Middletown Tbanscript, a newspaper published in Middle town. and to be contiued therein two months. Given under the bond and Seal of Office an , , of the Register aforesaid, at New ■j L.S. > Castle, in New Castle County afore *■ ' said, the day and year above writ S. C. BIGGS, Register. NOTICE. All persons having claims against the estate of the deceased must present the same, duly attested, to the Administrator on or before March 18th, 1877, or abide the Act of As sembly in such case made and provided. COLIN FERGUSON, Administor. apr 8—2 m ten. Address—Blackbird, Del. (PtaUawous. THE MILD POWER CURES HUMPHREYS' HOMOEOPATHIC SPECIFICS. Been in general uee for twenty years. Everywhere E roved the most SAFE, SIMPLE, ECONOMICAL and FFICIENT medicines known. They are just what people want, saving time and money averting sickness and suffering. Each single specific the well tried prescription of an eminent physician. Cures. 1. Fevers, Congestion, Inflammations, 2. Worms, Worm Fever, Worm Colic, 3. Crying-Colic, or Teething of Infants, 25 4. Diarrhœa, of Children or Adults, 25 5. Dysentery, Griping, Billions Cholic, 25 6. Cholera-Morbüs, Vomiting, 7. Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, 8. Neuralgia, Toothache, Faceache, 9. Headaches, Sick Headache, Vertigo 10. Dyspepsia, Billious Stomach, 11. Suppressed, or Painful Periods, 12. Whites, too Profuse Periods, 13. Croup, Cough, Difficult Breathing, 14. Salt Rheum, Erysipelas, Eruptions, 15. RheumatIsm, Rheumatic Pains, 16. Fever and Ague, Chill Fever, Agnes, 50 17. Piles, blind or bleeding, 18. Ophthalmy, and Sore or Weak Eyes, 50 19. Catarrh, acute or chronic, Influenza, 50 20. Whooping-Couch, violent coughs, 21. Asthma, oppressed breathing, 22. Ear Discharges, impaired hearing, 23. Scrofula, enlarged glands, Swellings, 50 24. General Disability,Physical Weakness, 50 25. Dropsy and scanty Secretions, 26. Sea-Sickness, sicknsss from riding, 27. Kidney Disease, Gravel, 28. Nervous Debility, Seminal Weakness or involuntary discharges, 29. Sorb Mouth, Canker, 30. Urinary Weakness, wetting the bed, 50 31. Painful Periods, with Spasms, 32. Disease of Heart, palpitations, etc., 1 00 33. Epilepsy, Spasms, St. Vitus' Danee, 1 00 34. Diptheria, ulcerated sore throat, 35. Chronic Congestions and Eruptions, 50 FAMILY CASES. Case (Morocco) with above 35 large vials and Manual of directions, $10 00 Case (Morocco)of 20 large vials and Book, 6 00 _^*~These remedies are sent by the case or single box to any part of the country, free of charge, on receipt of price. Address HUMPHREYS' HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE CO. Office and Depot, No. 562 Broadway, N. Y. .^"For sale by all druggists. CLARENCE ANDERSON, Agent, mb25-ly the Cents. Nos. 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 1 00 50 50 50 Middletown, Del. TOWNSEND HOUSE, Opposite Rail Road Depot, TOWNSEND, DELAWARE. I am prepared to accommodate permanent and transient guests at reasonable rates. The Bar is at all times stocked with the choicest Wines, Liquors, Tobaccos and Se gars. A fine Livery is also attached to the Hotel, where teams are to be had at reasonable rates. Come and See Me. WM. B. HOLLIS, Proprietor. April 8-tf CARD OF THANKS. To my Friends generally : „Feeling very grateful to you for your sup port in the late contest for the nomination for the office of Coroner of this county, I take this method of pnblicly expressing my thanks and respectfully ask from yon a continuance of your efforts in my behalf, and when elected will satisfy yon 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. Respectfully, DAVID C. ROSE. Appoqninimink Hd., New Castle co., Del., June 12th, 1876. Job frinting. FEINTING! Transcript Office, MIDDLETOWN. DEL., BOOK, CARD AND GENERAL JOB PRINTING. H&Ying just added another supply of new and hand some types to our stock, we are now better than ever before prepared to execute promptly, neatly and at moderate prices Joli Printing of Ever; Description —suen as— CARDS, CIRCULARS, ■ BILL HEADS, LETTER HEADS, CHEQUES, NOTES, DRAFTS, LABELS, DODGERS, and COMMERCIAL PRINTING GKNKUA1.I.Y. —we also print— PAMPHLETS, PROGRAMMES, STOCK CERTIFICATES, CATALOGUES, REPORTS, Etc., Etc. And cordially invite all persons who may hare need or any of the* things, or any style or kind of printing, to favor us with a call and learn our prices. We give especial attention to the printing of POSTERS, SALE BILLS , Etc., which fbr attractiveness and beauty we think cannot be surpassed, if equalled, anywhere else. Having every facility for the prosecution of the PRINTING BUSINESS, in all its varied details ve respectfully solicit the pa tronage of our friends and the public. 0UB PBESSES are the latest improved kind while our stock of dis play TYPES, CUTS, Ac., cannot be surpassed by any office on the peninsula. Employing skilled workmen and giving our own personal and constant attention to our business, we feel satisfied of onr ability to give satisfaction to all who may bvor as with orders, and invite an examination of the style and qnnUty of onr work. Orders by mall, or otherwise, will row ceive prompt attention. E. BEYN0LDS. drain, îumtor, &t W. N. WILSON, Wholesale and retail dealer in Grain, Feed, FLOUR, FRUITS, AND FARMING IMPLEMENTS, Has on hand fresh from Robert Buist's Seed Store, of Philadelphia, a large and well select ed lot of GARDEN SEEDS, LAND-PLASTER Famished to/ the Ton or Bushel. Also, PEAS add BEANS by the quart, Agent for the sale of the following Agricul tural Implements from the well-known bonse of J. C. Durborrow k Co., Baltimore, Maryland : The Harman patent steel-tooth Horse Rake, manufactured by the Taylor Manufacturing Co., Westminster, Md. Cider Mills of the Keystone, Buckeye, Excel sior, Sr. and Jr., and Hutchinson patents. Grain Fans of the Montgomery, Van Winkle and Randall patents. Lawn Mowers, Plows, Harrows and Cultiva All orders promptly attended to. tors. Agent for Riggs' patent TWO-HORSE GANG PLOW. Croquet sets from $4 to $20 per set, manu factured by Howes k Bebee, Rochester, N. Y. The most reliable manufacturers. ON MAIN STREET, MIDDLETOWN, DELA WABE, (Wear the Depot.) Apr 22—tf GRAIN DEALER, Middletown, Delaware. AGENT FOR Wm. Lea $ Sons , BRANDYWINE MILLS. Highest Market Price PAID FOR GRAIN On Cheiaptakc and Delaware Watete OR ON DELAWARE R. R. And its Connections. Jan 1, 1876—tf. WM. ▲. COM8GYS. J. B. FOARD. FOARD & C0MEGYS, Grain Commission Merchants ▲ND WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN Lime, Fertilizers, COAL, FLOUR, MEAL, FEED, Ac., ALSO; Agricultural Implements. Sole agents for HAMILTON'S CELEBRATED GRArN AND PHOSPHATE DRILL. Also, Sole Agents for the SOLUBLE PACIFIC Guano, Whann's Raw-Bone Super-Phosphate and SUN GUANO, BUSSELL COE'S PHOSPHATE » J. M. Rhodes' Genuine Phosphate, Which we dan sell on terms to soit the tight ness of the times. All kinds of COAL constantly on hand, and for sale at the very lowest cash rates. STANTON MILLS BEST BRANDS OF FLOUR. sept 12-Iy. Isaac Jones, Jr •9 MIDDLETQWN, DEL., CKR^inST Commission Merchant AND WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN COAL, LIME, FLOUR, FEED, SEEDS, FERTILIZERS, Agricultural Implements, Ac. Best Lehigh and Schuylkill anthracite and Cumberland bituminous Coals on hand at all times. Jan 1, 1876-tf. djarriajge», lôïapns, ftt 1776 YE CENTENNIAL. 1876 gj JAMES AND ALFBED CÖX, J. M. COX k BRO., —OF YE TOWNE OF— MIDDLETOWNE, DELAWARE, Give notice to all ye people thete they are still making CARRIAGES!! of everye kinde, ye price of which will be moderate in consideration of ye harde times. A goodlie number will be founde on hande for ye publick to look at & such lyke as ye people of this country may wante. All ye Carriages are goode k warranted to please. Repairing also done with dispatche and carefulness. BEMEMBEK YE PLAGE! Which is next door to Mr. Geo. W. Wilson's Coffin Shope, and opposite ye Bank, where money is kept. apr 2$3m ESTABLISHED 1832. ODESSA WAGON WORKS. Constantly on hand a large stock of well seasoned materials, from which those desiring Wagons can be accommodated at short notice. Also, a large stock of PLOWS, HECKENDORN, MOORE, CONCAVE, WILEY, ETC. Harrows, Cultivators, Boilers, k Farmers' Attention is called to the celebrated PI0NEEB STUMP PULLEB, which bas met with universal favor, having been tried in nearly every State. REPAIRING neatly and promptly attended to. We are selling low for cash. L. Y. ASPRIL & SON, ODESSA, DELA WARE. Janury 15th, 1876—tf. HARRISONS' TOWN AND COUNTRY R e aWd ! PAINTS, IN GALLONS, HALF GALLONS, AND QDART3. Require No Thinning For Use. Made only from Pare White Lead or Oxide of Zinc tinted with the purest and finest pig ments and thinned with perfectly pure Lin seed Oil, prepared to dry quickly with a beau tiful gloss. Get sample card of J. B. FENIMORE & CO., Opposite the R. R. Depot, Middletown, Del., Dealers in Lumber, Hardware, and GENERAL BUILDING MATERIAL, Agents for Middletown and vicinity. Jul 17—ly Valuable Real Estate IN SASSAFRAS, Kent Co., Md., AT PRIVATE SALE. By virtue of an order of the Orphans' Court. This property consists of a large TWO-STORY BUILDING, m brick front and a frame back bnilding two stories high, containing nine rooms in all, with a good cellar under the main bnilding. A good pomp of water at the door. There is also a good STABLE and Carriage House and a lot containing one acre and thirty-seven arches. The location is desirable as the ome of a Physician, as the death of Dr. Clift, the former owner, leaves the whole neighborhood without This property will be sold upon very rea sonable terms, and those wishing to examine tbe property or obtain further information as to price and terms, will call on or address R. S. GRIFFITH, Adm'r, Sassafras, Kent county, Md. one. apr 22-tf WOOL. WOOL The highest market price will be paid for WOOL, either in large or small quantities, de livered at L. P. McDowell's in Middletown, Del., on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, commencing on Thursday, MAY 25th. GHEEN k McDOWELL. my 20 NOTICE. The Board of Commissioners will meet in their office on the Second and Fourth TUES DAYS of each month. Persons having Bills against tbe Town will present the same at their regular meetings, as no bills will hereafter be paid unless properly passed by the Board, apr 22—3m T. E. HÜBN, Pres't. Reciprocity Shirt! ALL MADE, With Exception of the Button Holes Made of Wamsutta Muslin and 2100 Heavy Linen! We feel confident that we are giving intrinsi cally THE CHEAPEST, BEST HADE and BEST FITTING SHUT THAT HAS EVER BEEN OFFERED FOR $1.26. Tbe Reciprocity Shirt is superior to most of shirts, first-class, (so-called) for the follow ing reasons : Our Collar Bands are Linen, and are Three Ply Our Cuffs are Linen, and are Three Ply. Our Bonoms are Lined with Heavy Linen, and are Three Ply. Onr Back Facings are both upper and un der ; made wide, giving Strength and finish. the people that have been accus tomed to bay materials for shirts, and have them made up at home, we particularly call to their notice onr Reciprocity Shirt. All made but the button boles, and only $1.25 each, at J. P. DOUG-HTEN'S, No. 410 Market Street. WHITELOCK'S VEGETATOR. h >1 ***£$****™**PlrZ** *H ,T eL° 0 gfi* IL .** co ' 9 îl* VEGETATOB BALTIMORE # * THE LEADING FERTILIZER OF THE W0ELD. UNIFORM IN QUALITY. GOOD FOR ALL CROPS. W. WHITELOCK & CO., 44 SOUTH STREET. BAIMHORIl, MD. aprlfi-fims pELICM REGISTERED TRADE-:. '. $38.00 per ton. S0LUABLE MABINE GUANO I Reduced to $48.00 per too. Circulars and analysis mailed free on application. For sale by Dealers generally and by the Importer* and Manufacturera, JOSIAH J. ALLEN'S SOWS, No 4 South Delaware Are., Philadelphia. J. B. CLARKSON, Agent Middletown, Del. J.E.TYGKHT St CO , k an cr act users or STAR BONE PHOSPHATE ABB Pure Ground Bone, Also dealers ia Fertilising Materials of ail kind. 42 South Delaware Avenue, Philo, Pa. Smyrna, Delaware. OFFICES : RDINANCES FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE TOWN OF MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE. 1st. Any person or persons driving any cart or dray through or along any street, lane or alley in this town, every such person shall not drive such team in an im moderate gait, and persons riding on horse back or driving any kind of a pleasure car riage through any street, lane or alley of this town shall not drive or ride faster than at a rate of six miles per honr, under a penalty of from one to ten dollars, at tbe discretion of tbe Justice of the Peace or Alderman, with costs for each and every offense, one-balf of snch fine to go to tbe person giving informa tion of snch offense. 2d. Any person or persons owning or hav ing any horse, mnle or cattle in the town and allowing them or any of them to go at large in any street, lane or alley in this town, every such person so offending shall forfeit and pay a fine of one dollar and costs for each and every offense. 3d. All persons driving carts, wagons, drays or carriages shall, unless they have hold of the lines or reins, be sufficiently near to their horses, males or teams to control the same and prevent accident, under a penalty of one dollar and costs for each and every offense. 4th. If any person shall discharge any swivel, gnn, pistol or any fire arms within the limits of this Town every person so of fending shall for every such offense forfeit and pay a fine of one to ten dollars and costs, at the discretion of tbe Justice of tbe Peace or Alderman ; provided, that these provisions: shall not to apply to days of public rejoicing, except so far as the same prohibits the making of bonfires or any fire in tbe opeu air within tbe limits of tbe town. 5th. Any person or persons riding, driving or leading any horse or mule on the sidewalk in this town'or obstructing any sidewalk, crossing or street in any manner or form, every such person so offending shall be (at the discretion of the Magistrate or Alderman) fined from one to five dollars, with costs, for each and every offense, one-half of snch fine to go to tbe person giving information of such offense. 6th Any person or persons mutilating or injuring any shade tree or trees ip the town shall forfeit and pay the sum of five dollars and costs for each and every offense. 7th. All property holders or persons occu pying property in the town shall keep the gutters in front of their property or properties they occupy free from all obstructions, so that the water can have free coarse to ran off, ander a penalty of one dollar and costs for each and every offense. 8 th. All property holders or persons occu pying property in tbe town shall keep tbe sidewalks free from all obstructions, and on the falling of any snow shall bave it removed within six hours from tbe time of its ceasing to fall, except when the snow ceases to fall between tbe setting and rising of the snn, in that case the snow mast be removed by ten o'clock A. M. on the next morning under a penalty of one dollar and costs for each and every offense. N. B.—When according to the above article the cleaning of the sidewalks would fall on Sunday, in that case the prop erty holders or those occupying the property shall be excused from said cleaniug Until the following day. 9th. Any person or persons breaking, light ing or in any manner interfering with the Ç nblic lamps without authority from tbe 'own Commissioners shall for each and every offense be fined ten dollars and costs of prose cution, one-half of tbe fine to go to tbe person giving the information. 10th. If any person or persons shall cast into any street, lane or alley of this town, or shall suffer to run or to be washed from any stables, yards or any place of any kind in his or her possession into any street, lane or alley, any garbage, carrion, dead animal, filth or offensive matter of any kind, every person so offending shall be gailty of a com mon nuisance, and for every such offense shall forfeit and pay a fine of ten dollars and costs for each and every offense. 11th. Any person or persons breaking into or in any manner damaging any part of the town building, or any of the properly in said bnilding, any such person or persons shall be fined ten dollars for each and every offense, one-half of said fine to go to the person giving information. 12tb. Any person or persons creating dis turbances or making unseemly noise within the liqait8 of the town, thereby disturbing the peace and quiet of the town, any such person or persons shall be fined, at the discretion of the Justice of the Peace or Alderman, from one to five dollars for each and every offense, one-half of said fine going to the parties giving the information. 13th. Any person or persons tossing, pitch ing, throwing or knocking balls, bats, clubs, slap-jacks or missiles of any kind or descrip tion in any street, lane or alley within tbe limits of the town, shall for each and every offence be fined one dollar and costs. THOMAS E. HURN, President. THOS. MASSEY, Jb., Secretary. my27 N. B.—Tbe above Ordinances will be strict ly enforced. o ST. ANNE'S SCHOOL, MIDDLETOWN, DEL. The second session of 1875-76 will begin on the 18th day of February. Apply to WILLIAM C. BUTLER, Rbotob SAT.Tti BIXjXjS Neatly Printed at this Office.