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EDWARD REYNOLDS, Editor. MIDDUMFOWN, DEL. SATURDAY MORNING, SEPT. 16, 1876. DEMOCRATIC NOMINATIONS. SAMUEL J. TILDEN. FOR Of New York. FOR VICE-PRESIDENT, THOMAS A. HENDRICKS, Or Indiana. FOR PRXBIDRNTIAL ELECTORS, JOHN H. RODNEY, JOHN W. SHARP, GEORGE W. WILLEN. FOR REPRESENTATIVE I» CONGRESS, JAMES WILLIAMS. FOR 8HIRIFF, ISAAC GRUBB. FOR OOBONEB, DAVID C. ROSE. Far State Senator, HARRY SHARPLEY, Brandywine Hd. For Bepreeentatives, JAMES W. WARE, Wilmington. JOHN W. R. KILLGORE, Christiana. JOHN E. BARTHOLOMEW, Mill Creek. __, New Castle. THOMAS BIRD, Red Lion. JAMES NICHOLSON, Pencader. EDWIN R. COCHRAN, St. Georges. For Levy Court, WILLIAM P. LÔDGE, Brandywine. JAMES CARSWELL, Wilmington. ADOLPHUS HUSBANDS, Christiana. ALBERT H. SILVER ALEXANDER WILSO New Castle. N, Pencader. Massaohusktts Republicans have shown their idea of reform and deoenoy by the nomination of the notorious Ben Butler as their candidate for Congress. It now remains to he seen whether there are enough of that kind in the district that nominated him toseoure his election. If there are, and he is re-elected it will not be worth while for Republicans from that congressional distriot ever to talk about desiring honest government and "civil service reform" again.. Tna nomination of Levi Bird, al though made so unanimously by the convention, ia very unsatisfactory to, and creates considerable grumbling among, a number of the "faithful." Sev eral persona in this town and neighbor hood, who have always been some of the strongest and most radical of loyal ists are declaring openly that they won't vote for Levi, bat that they will see him in a certain very warm plaoe, only mentioned by preaohere and hard ■wearers, first. Poor Birdie ! The Appoquinimink Republicans did a smart thing in nominating E. C. Fen imore, Eaq., for Road Commissioner on their tieket. No better nomination coold possibly be made, if Mr. Fenimore ' would only accept it. If he would, the Democrats would have no cause to fear the result. Unfortunately, however, he peremptorily declines the nomination, and authorizes us to say so. Mr. Fen imore is not and never was a Republi can. In 1860 he wasa "Relland Everett man," and voted that ticket. Daring tho war, like thousands of other excel lent men, he favored the Union canae, bat since its close, he has almost always voted the Démocratie tieket. Maryland Democracy. —The Mary land Democratic State Convention as sembled in Baltimore on Wednesday to nominate an Electoral ticket. Hon. A. K. Syester presided. Resolutions were adopted endorsing the St. Louis plat form. Frederick Raine of the German Correspondent of Baltimore, and Hon. R. B. Carmiehael, * of Queen Anne'e oonnty, were chosen electors at forge. The remainder of the ticket are : from the First District, James U. Dennis, of Somerset; Second Distriot, R. J. Git tings, of Baltimore county ; Third Dis trict, Wm. Shepard Bryan, of Baltimore city; Fourth Distriot, Chas. G. Kerr, of Baltimore city ; Fifth District, Fen dait Marbury, of Prince George; Sixth Distriot, Frederick J. Nelson, of Fred erick county. The Maine Election. —The State election, for Governor, members of the Legislature and representatives in Con gress, was held in Maine on Monday. As was anticipated, the Republicans carried the State, eleeting their whole State ticket and a foil congressional del egation. The Legislature will stand: in the Senate, 29 Republicans and 7 Democrats; io the Assembly, 67 Re publicans and 7 Democrats. This, of course, assures Mr. Blaine's election to the I Y. S. Senate, a seat in which he now holds by appointment of the Gov ernor, to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Morrill. The vote east on Monday waa the heaviest ever eait in the State. In comparison with the vote st the Sep tember eleetion in 1872, the last Presi dential campaign, when their majority was 17,216, the Republicans ware con siderably the loaera in the late eleetion, their majority on Monday, according to the returns thus for received being a little less than 16,000. In its ana wer to our query, in refer ence to its publieation of a part only of the much talked about affidavits in re gard to his income and railroad suits, of Gov. Tilden, last week, the Commer cial said we did not publish the portion of the affidavit referred we to, but only some comments of the N. Y. Sun. We beg to differ with our cotemporary, and would respectfully suggest that he read the article again, and be will find the affidavit there with all tits lawyers characteristic tautology and circumlo cution, in addtion to the Sun's eout ments. We did not ask, and will not now, that our adversaries will republish the severe pen lashings that the Sun gives them We only ask tfast when they make charges against our candi dates they act with at least a ahow of justice, and we respectfully submit that a repetition of a portion of an oath or declaration, without the qualifying part is unjust and unfair. We were made the victim of a dose of this kind of honorable (?) proceeding once daring the war ourselves and it rather gave us enough of it. v New York Democracy. —The Demo cratic eonvention, of New York, reas sembled at Saratoga, on Wednesday, and nominated Hon. Lucien Robinson, present State Comptroller, for Governor, on tho first ballot. Mr. Robinson, it is said, was the first ehoioe of a large majority of the previous convention and but for the introduction of the name of Horatio Seymour, who is a kind of idol of the New York Democracy, would, doubtless have been nominated at that time. Mr. Robinson is looked upon as one of the best public men of New York. He is a man of much intelli gence and strict integrity. Previous to the the late civil war he was a straight-out Democrat, and during that struggle, believing that the Union should be maintained, he sided with the National Government and became what was known at that time as a "war Demoorat," and although elected State Comptroller by the republicans he never by word or deed committed himself to, or identified himself with, that party. Since the close of the war he has acted, at all times, with the democrats and was elected State Comptroller by them on the same ticket with Governor Til den in 1874. Thus the New York ticket contains three of the men who carried the State by over 50,000 ma jority two years ago, and they will with out doubt carry it again in November next. What Does it Amount To? —Four State elections have been held, thus for, iu this campaign : two in the North and two in the South. Of these the Demo crats have carried the two Southern States, and the Republicans the two Northern ones. This result in all these States is precisely what was predicted, and conceded by one party to the other. In all the tablea of estimates in refer ence to the electoral votes, Arkansas and Alabama were set down in the Democratic column and Vermont and Maine in the Republican column. The statua of these States has not been at all ehanged or altered by the result of their recent elections. Then what has been gained or lost by either party ? Why, beyond a few hundred votes and the election of • few local officers, just nothing at all. These elections are almost without any significant bearing upon the approaching great battle. The Dutch have taken Holland and the Eng lish have captured England—only this and nothing more. Yet the Republicans are making as much to-do about the re salt in Maine, and blowing as strong about the "onward march of the Re publiean column" as if they had accom plished a magnificent feat in saving their two strongest positions from capture by the Democrats. Why, bless your sim ple souls, the Democrats bad no more idea of carrying those two Yankee Statee than we have of your Tit-Bird flying off with Delaware next November If either party has any cause for boasting, or rejoicing, over the results thus far it is the Democratic party The two States that have gone Republican have been doing it ever since the organization of that party, and they have beoome so accustomed to it that they don't know any better, while those which the Dem ocrats have carried, bave only within a very few years been wrested from the grasp of the other party. And in view of the fact that the Republicans enfran chised. the negroes with the expectation that they would v< te their [the Repub licans] ticket and thus give them a pre ponderance in the Southern States and thereby keep them in power and office, the victory of the Democracy is all the greater and more satisfactory THE RESULT IN MAINE. Maine has emerged from the hottest campaign of her history with a Repub can majority of about 15,000, the low est ever given in a Presidential year by the Republican party, and very largely below the average Repafftcan majority in great contests. The official vote may make the vietory even less decisive than it is reported, as it did in Ver mont, bat 15,000 seems to be accept ed by both sides as about the verdict of the State. Viewed as a battle by Mr. Blaine for party supremacy iu his State under his own leadership, it is a posi tive victory, but viewed as a finger board of the Presidential struggle, it affords little substantial comfort to Re publicanism. It presents the disjointed and demoralised Republican party of last year in Maine as recovering its vitality to an extent that has even sur prised its leaders, but it shows that, after the most exhaustive efforts and lavish expenditure of money and elo quence, the party has lost a percentage of its rank and file that transfers the battle from East to West, without the usual thunders of Republican omnipo tence, which have hitherto inspired every national conflict, from Yankeefond.— With Vermont on the fullest vote ever polled, falling off from two to three thousand in her majority, and Maine also on her largest vote falling largely below her average, it is a Republican escape and not a Republican victory.— Phila. Times. The American Farmer for September is re ceived, with a full freight of sonnd and sea sonable agricultural advice, which it would profit every one of our formers to avail of. The subscription is $1.50 a year, or only $1 to clubs of five or more. Sam'! Sands k So Baltimore, are the publishers. Ex-Governor Henry A. Wise, died at Richmond, Va., at noon Tuesday, after a long illness. n [Written for the Middletown Trenieript.J Centennial Motes Mo. V. THH H0R8K EXHIBITION. To lovers of fine horses, this exhibi tion is quite a treat. We see here all grades and for all work ; fancy stock, and stock for work. Amongst the lat ter are found some of the finest draught horses from*Canada. The largest in the exhibition is a magnificent dappled brown stallion, "Royal Tom," four years old and 17 hands high—tremend ous body, and short thick legs. He has taken some 12 or 13 prizes, and weighs 2000 pounds. "Lord Dufferin," an other Canadian cart-horse, beautiful dark-bay, gentle and kind, attracted much attention. "Lochfergus," a Scotch horse of immense size, and weighing 1660 pounds, was said to be gentle enough for a ohild to drive.— "Honest Sandy" lived next door and boasted of 15 prizes—4 years old, a dappled-brown with one white foot.— "Fanny," a Canada bred mare, was of a light bay color, 3 white feet, and showed 25 or 30 prizes. A beautiful slender bay had his quarters near this, and much resembled a pet of ours, "Prince," who waa as a child to us, and true as steel. A magnificent black stallion, with coat of satin, looked with shining eyes towards us ; his name "Young Wonder" was appropriate; he was five years old and weighed 1800 pounds "Pat Maloy" is a handsome grey-dappled English cart-horse, and fully able to do the work of two ordi nary horses. "Peaoock," a dark-bay carriage horse, 6 years old, flourished 22 prizes. A pair of light-bay horses "Pete and Charlie," here drew our at tention. They are half brothers and form a splendid team. The gentleman having them said he "drove them 68 miles in 12£ hours to a heavy English coach, with four men inside and stop ping to feed in the time." A handsome pair of black satiny carriage horses were near by. but no attendant being near and they not being able to blow their own trumpet, we bad to pass them by. The draught stallion "Gladstone," looked as if he was as able to do as much work physically, as bis namesake has done mentally. We next noticed some French-bred Percheron stallions—grey, stout and shaggy—remarkably gentle and kind ; one of them was extremely large.— "Modoc Jim" took the boys' fancy greatly. He was a wild Sioux pony from Kansas, three years old, light sorrel, white mane and tail, and frisky in the extreme—very small in size A splendid pair of iron-greys came next. "Jack and Jill" oaught the young folks' and ladies' admiration ; they were a pair of milk-white ponies, imported from the North Sea, and owned by Suitland of Prince George's oonnty, Md. Near these was a pair of dark bay mares, sold at $1,000 each. Next a magnificent pair of grey matches, whose combined weight was 4,100 pounds. Several horses from Chestnut Grove stock farm were here, among which were "Highland Gold Dust," a dark-sorrel. "Ivanhoe," bright-bay, and "Volunteer Prince," the last with a satiny skin of a chestnut color. A beautiful Arabian of small frame at tracted general attention ; be was slim and lithe, and snowy-white, and Dearly 10 years old. "Contractor," a grey colt from Virginia, showed that Vir looking up again as far as Thorough-bred froip "Old Kentuck," gtma was horses were concerned, mare "Rosa, was much admired, as was also "Lime stone," a winner of four races, and foar years old. "Reviler," a beautiful ohest nut from Chester county, Pa., 16 hands high and 6 years oid, claimed our ad miration. A little speckled speoimen of horse flesh was a Mustang Polo Pony. These are found on the wild American plains, and are descended from the Arabian and Barb chargers, abandoned by Cortes and other Spanish cavaliers ; neglect and scanty food have made them small ; they are very mild, any boy or girl can ride them, and have wonderful powers of endurance, and will travel 100 miles a day on very scanty fare ; the Indians use them generally, and that is one roason they make so much better time than our soldiers who have nothing bat common army stock, and cannot in any particular compete with these little ponies who are "native, and to the manor born " Several horses from the Fashion Stud Farm (the home of "Goldsmith Maid," "Lucy," "Lady Thorn," "Rosalind" and other noted trotters) are shown, one called "Rose Thorn," a beautiful chestnut mare, gen tle and very fast. "Ketchum," of Mambrino stock, 2^ years old, and a bright-bay is owned in Baltimore co. A magnificent horse, black and glossy, was called "Black Wheitaind ;" his time was 2.23. This horse's tail drag ged on the ground some 19 inches : he is from Hartford, Conn This must have been what that lady, of whom we wrote last week, was searching for; it was a horse instead of a lady. "Draco" was next, a very blac'k creature of 23 years, but with a great deal of white showing in his eyes that was not at all attractive. A team of milk-white mares, very fast and gentle, fearless of cars, took onr attention next. James A. Perry, of Wilmington, 111., exhibited a very large draught horse "Duke de Chartes," 10 years old, weight 2050 pounds, and of a rich dark chestnut Some West Chester horses came next among which was a Percheron stallion "Washington," grey-dapple; also'Rosa Bonheur,' and colt 4 months old. Near by, and kicking od three sides of him, was a splendid brown horse, just im ported from Scotland ; his name was "Never Mind Him," bat we did mind him and gave him a wide berth. "Don ald Dennie," a Western horse who weighed 2260 pounds and of imported Clysdale stock,stood listening, astonish ed at the clatter. A pair of dark-bay carriage horses from Newark, N. J., were very muob admired. A Kentucky racing horse, "Dot," was near these An imported Maltose jack of forge size, filled the air, in company tyith a smaller one in the next berth, with a duett of the most sonorous music, and drew general attention to their abode ; their ears certainly were a yard long. AH the dogs but about a half dozen, had taken their departure. Amongst those left was a pair of Scotch terriers ; also a pair of Irish setters. The owner of a similar pair refused $2,500 apiece for them ; they were a beautiful pair of brown glossy-coated dogs, and with noble face* oo them A pair of Irish » which bad struggled to get free so long persistently as to bruise herself dread fully. These wero very vicious looking beasts, and we did not tarry near them very long. Rosa leine. wator spaniels were also hero, one of The American Team won in the internation al long-range Rifle match. A Countryman's Views of City Life Philadelphia, Sept. 9th, 1876. Although the first day of the month was famed for intense heat, the atmos phere is now delightful, contraçtiog mus cles, bracing enervated nerves ; and one scents already the fall of mist,.and sees through the vista of September the coming of October's forest-bannered pride. The represented horrification of the brutal prize fight at Pcnnsville is only a politic tone of the press, a pandering to curry favor with first circles, espe cially with journals like the Item and its ilk, for within the city limits affairs equally outrageous occur with their full cognizance. The prosecution of a "bully" or the hanging of a Mollie Maguire avails naught while the immoral teachings pf snob schools as Fattie Stuart's theatre are in vogue, where the disgusting can can is nightly witnessed, and markets are searched hourly by rat-catchers in tent on the game of killing by trained terriers. A looal feeling of selfishness is felt in the tone of the press in regard to the regatta. We admit^t requires a broad philanthrophy to be charitable to an Englishman, yet they are our guests and the license of hospitality should be liberal to the alien, especially when be exhibits so eminently the perfection of his science. Art might imitate by me chanism but surely could not surpass the skill of rowing as shown by our distin guished transatlantic cousins Not only bave they, bat other competitors have, shown our city men that dissipation does not tend to promote success. The Yankee soldiers are in town, Many fine men are there among them, yet some are rare specimens of wooden nutmeg makers—spindle-shanked and cranium shaped, as copy for the deft fingers of those who are expert enough to whittle the coveted commodity. An ticipating the cool weather, the tide of of travel has set in. The city is filling up with strangers, the cars are taxed to their usnal capacity. They come from all parts, from the lakes to Northern Texas, and old Independence Hall is besieged from the opening until the closing thereof.. As we stood, the other day, in the room where that immortal First Congress sat, one accosted us, "Can you tell me where the First Con gress met ?" I told him, he was now standing on the spot. His speech for sook him, while a city sport in buckle shoes and clock stockings laughed at his countenance, so childlike and blapd did it become. Yet stand in the very centre of the principal street of this gay metropolis and point skyward with your cane for fivs minutes, and you will have five hundred gaping in its direction in the same space of time. Now is the time for stock lovers to see sights worth seeing The show has begun. Lony, of Ontario, biings Royal Tom, standing 67 inches high at the withers, and pulling down the beam at 2200 pounds; a royal horse is he. One might wander through the Exposi tion grounds and wonder that he saw. no crowd when 30,000 were there, so ample are the accommodations, but now the number is multiplied, you begin to see the people. All shades are repre sented, all phases of society are here ; at least one imagines so when be be holds a woman, young, beautiful and elegantly dressed, strolling with a negro black as midnfgbt, arm linked, through the Art Gallery. At the corner of Twelfth and Berks streets is the office of the Centennial Christian Homes. Daily, hourly, are the arrivals. Polite directors arc there to pilot all who come to a quiet resting spot and places free from harm and temptation while they are in the city. Hundreds have thos found homes which have made their visit delightful and. borne back with them memories only pleasant of this city called Quaker— but why is it a misnomer. ' Fruit, especially peaches, is scarce. They are bringing good prices. Apples, watermelons and canteloupes are worth almost nothing. Peaches 60c. to $3 per basket; apples 15 and 25c. ; grapes 6 to 10c. per pound; watermelons $4 to $6 per hundred; tomatoes 20 to 25c per baskot; white potatoes 75c. per bas ket; sweet potatoes, 75c. ; lima beans retail, shelled, 14c. per quart. Countryman. a a of ; General News Summary. According to the registry just com pleted there are 185,853 taxables in the city of Philadelphia. Four large furniture establishments were destroyed by fire Monday evening, at Jamestown, New York. Major Augustus H. Seward, eldest son of Governor Seward, died at Mont rose, N. Y., on Monday, aged 50. The boiler of a Baltimore and Ohio engine, exploded Monday, killing 'the engineer and fireman instantly. $1,500 reward has been offered for the capture of tho bandits engaged in the Northfield, Minnesota, bank rob bery. A careful revision of the Vermont election returns gives Fairbanks, the Republican candidate for Governor, a majority of 23,732. A Hayes and Wheeler meeting in Baltimore, Md., on Friday night, was interrupted and brought to a close by a party of armed roughs. The corn crop of Georgia is some what above the average, while cotton, owing to the dry weather, is about fif teen per cent, below the average. Not a single Democratic vote has been cast in the the town of VergenDes, Ver mont, during the last teD years. On last Tuesday, however, 77 were found in the box An "Independent Greenback" Party Convention is to be held at Albany, New York, on the 26th inst All citi zens of the United States who approve of the nominations of Cooper and Cary, are invited to send delegates Senator Bayard on Taft's Order. —In answer to the inquiries of an in terviewer as*o what he thought of At torney General Taft's late order turning over the South to military law, Senator Bayard, of Delaware, said : "No document so partisan in charac ter, so reckless of all constitutional limi tations upon power, so regardless of historical truth, so utterly inordinate to the decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States, has in the history of should act, under the sanction of law our country issued from a department; not only acting as all departments bat looked to by °'t er deportment. of the executive as itself the fountain of law for them." CKHTBNNIAL INCENDIARISM. An Oatatde Illumination—A Saloon in FUmei—Ojr.Ur« in An, HtyU, pa 8 ^4 o'öSrSü aÏnoou a fire broke out in Murphy's oyster saloon, on Elm avenue, opposite the maiu exhibition building, and before extinguished com municated to and destroyed property to the value of about $80,000. The flames spread east, west and south, consuming the entire lot of Luildinga ou Elm ave nue from the Transcontinental Hotel to the Ross House, about twenty in all, including several variety shows, beer gardens, restaurants, &c. These struc tures were all of frame, some one and others two and three stories h iflh. The fire also spread back front Elm to Columbia, taking in all the interven ing property, including the New Eug : land Hotel, a boarding house and an ice-crcam saloon and a restaurant, all two-story buildings. The'wildest excitement prevailed,both In and outside the centennial grounds. The people flocked to the scene of the fire by the thousand, and it is estimated that there were sixty thousand persons in the immediate vicinity. The Transcontinental Hotel caught fire on the roof four different times, but the flames were immediately extin guished So intense was the heat from the fire that it scorched the paint on the turn stiles at the entrance gates of the exhi bition, requiring a stream to be played upon them and upon the southern side of the main exhibition building. It is thought by some that the fire was the work of an incendiary, but others attribute it to the explosion of a kerosene lamp. A man is in custody, however, on suspicion of having caused the fire The Ross House was damaged to the extent of twenty thousand dollars, and by the destruction of the New England House a loss of fifteen thousand dollars was sustained. The individual loss will vary from one to six thousand dol lars. For the Middletown Transcript. EPITAPH ON A LOCKSMITH. B Z. It'D. R. Sad is the theme my muse must now portray, For one we love is but a lump of clay— No more amid the busy haunts of men Shall we behold our lock-smith here ageu— ' No more he'll call like some old jolly tar, And wrap his knuckles on a tavern bar— Nor more will Archie,* though he hates to badge, E'er see him wink or feel his silent nndge— Bob lik'd his grog, nor lik'd it all alone, His friends be treated till his change was gone, How is it thus,sad thought, the good and brave Too oft arc doomed to fill an early grave? Had I one day o'er all created things I'd rid the world of death—the grave, its stings— There's none should die, saveShylock o'er the way, And such like him, I'd send them ail away, There let them roam throughout their Fires domain, For here on earth they ne'er should come again, There let them shave, shave to their heart's content, 'Twould never anger ns to know at what, per cent.— Bat such is death, there's none can ward his blow, He marks bis own and they, perforce, must go Thns day, by day, we see our friends entoom'd Nor heed that we some day, like them, are doom'd To fill that "narrow house," no matter what we do, 'Tis all we'll own—some eight feet by two— Here lies his hones, this stone above his head Tells where Bob Freestone is sleeping with the dead— Come, Coverdale, if for once you shed a tear— Come Bishop, Rece, and honest Dan Megear, Here let us weep, as Rachel wept of vore, Till tears, like rain, adown our cheecks run o'er, Bat, 'mid our grief this consolation's ours, Though Bob has left this world, he's gained a world of flowers. There let him stray with Israel's peaceful flock, For never more he'll mend & ram-rod or a lock. •Archie, a well-known bar tender at —-- Hotel, in Smyrna, the lazieit mortal in or out of jail—his checks were nearly dne twenty years ago, and I have no doubt they have been handed in for that land from "whence no traveller returns." Sad Case. —At the Hot Springs, Va. last week, a young married eouple, Mr. Haldeman and wife, arrived from Cin cinati, the husband suffering from dis ease of the heart. After romaining two days the gentleman died suddenly. His wife became a maniac on the spot. IJcuj gttafisttnents. NOTICE.—A CARD. Seafobd, Del., August 10, 1876. Tifcthe Directors of the Delaware State Fire and Marine Insurance Company. Gentlemen : Allow me to return you my thanks for the full payment of my claim against your company, under Policy 1146, especially as I had violated one of the express conditions of the policy, whereby its payment could have been avoided, or at least subjected me to long and expensive litigatiou. I with pleasure recommend my friends to insure their property in the Delaware State Fire and Marine Insurance Company. I am respect fully, yours, F. A. MOORE, for WM. L. MOORE. Amount paid, $1,350. Geobgetown, Del., August 16, 1876. James H. Myers, Esq., Secretary Delaware State Fire and Marine Insurance Company. Deak Sib : Through you I wish to express my thanks to the Directors for the prompt payment of onr claim under Policy 1,368.— Your action under the circumstances, places us under many obligations to yonr company as we recognize the fact that we had no legal claim on your company for the payment of the same. We will here say to our friends that if they want a policy in a company that tries to practice justice and equity in the ad justment and payment of its losses, then in sure your property in the Delaware State Fire and Marine Insurance Company. Truly yours, W. B. TOMLINSON, for A. B. Robinson A Co. Amount paid, $500. James H. Myers, Esq., Secretary and Treasurer Delaware State Fire and Marine Insurance Company. De ab Sib : Please accept my thanks for your satisfactory settlement and prompt pay ment of my claim of$l,000 against your com pany. for loss under Policy Vo. 1,446 which I held on assignment as collateral security.— The prompt and very satisfactory manner in which all losses are paid by Delaware State Fire and Marine Insurance Company has already made the company a favorite with the insuring public. A. R. WILSON, Agent and Attorney. i I I I have on hand SEVEN HUNDRED head of STOCK SHEEP of good quality, selected with great care, which I will sell at low rates. Those in waut of sheep are cordially invited to call and inspect them, sept 6 GEO. ECHENHOFER. Middletown, Del. HORSES FOR SALE. ONE HUNDRED HORSES AND MULES FOR SALE, "«'SXS KS! R R c,, 41 g T * CHESNUT STREETS, sepl6-4t Philadelphia. • - I—tfl— ■r. , COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY — Will hold its SIXTH ANNUAL FAIR at its Grounds at Worton Station, Sept. £6, 27 & 28,'76. TRIALS OF9PEED EACH DAY. Col. W. W. Bowie, Orator. Liberal premiums offered. Lists open to the world. Entries for trials of speed to close Sept. 15, '76. All en tries must be sealed, marked "Entries," nnd addressed to James Brice, Chcstertown, Md. For premium lists or .further particulars, ad dress Secretary Ex. Com., a. VANNORT, sep9-tfr Hanesville, Md. EXECUTOR'S SALE OP REAL ESTATE! A Bare Chance for Capitalists! Under the Will of Edward Thomas, dec'd, the Executors will sell at Public Sale, at the Hotel of H. D. Paullin, in Odessa, on WEDNESDAY, October 4th, 1876, AT 12 O'CLOCK, NOON, All that valuable Tract of Land, know as "GREEN MEADOWS,' Situated on Appoquinimink creek, two miles below Odessa, New Castle county, Del., nnd contains about 400 ACRES OF LAND. The Will directs that the Farm be sold in two tracts to be divided by the public road lead ing to Thomas' Landing and E. C. Fenimore's. Tract No. 1 has a large Brick Mansion, with a large stone Barn and Stable ; with all neces sary Out-Buildings, such as Carriage House, Ice House, Ac.; with about 100 acres of highly improved npland and about 75 acres of em banked meadow. Tract No. 2 has no buildings but has a fine Apple Orchard of about 200 trees in full bear ing, and contains about 150 Acres of very valuable upland and about 75 Acres of em banked meadow. There is a landing on the Farm, where nearly all the peaches of this greni peach district are shipped This tract of land cannot be surpassed as a grain, fruit, or grazing farm, and its situation is very de sirable, being in a fine neighborhood nnd within 2 miles of Postoffice and School. THE TERMS WILL BE : 10 per cent, down when the property is struck off; one-third when the Deed is executed ; one-third in one year from day of sale, and the remaining one third in two years; the 10 per cent, will be treated as part of first payment, and the de ferred payments to be secured by bond and mortgage, with legal interest from date, which will be at the expense of purchaser. F. T. PERRY, S. C. THOMAS, Executors of E. Thomas, dec'd. JST-Thc property will be surveyed and a plot exhibited on day of sale. Possession given March 25th, 1877. TRUSTEE'S SALE OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE. IN KENT COUNTY, MD. By virtue of a Decree of the Circuit Court for Kent county, as a Court of Equity, the undersigned as Trustee, will offer at Public Sale, on Tuesday, 19th Day September, 76, AT 11 O'CLOCK, A. If., At the Voshell House in Chestertown, Mary land, the Real Estate of the late Wm. Welch, as follows - The Medders Farm, Situated on the Public Road from Ohester ville to Harmony, adjoining the lands of A. C. Nowland and others, containing 240 Âcres, MORE OR LESS. Nearly the whole farm is arable, and is conveniently divided into Foar fields. The Kent co. Railroad runs through it and Black's Station is only 1} miles distant. It is 2J miles from Kennedyville, 4 miles from Chestervilleand convenient to churches, mills, schools, Ac. The improvements aie out-buildings, in ordinary repair, açd an Orchard of 1500 Peach Trees. A stream of water runs through the form. The Rasin Farm Adjoins the Medders Farm, the lands of G. ÏV. T. Perkins and others, and contains about 220 Acres of Land, Conveniently divided, and nearly all arable, tt has an Orchard of 3,000 Pcacb Trees, 6 yrs. old, A Frame Dwelling ancl Barn, In need of Repair. The Howard Farm , Adjoining the lands of J. F. Wilson, W. R. Cochran and the Medders Farm, contains 186 Acres, 2 Boods & 24 Perches, Nearly all arable. It is only one mile from Kennedyville, where are churches, schools, railroad and Telegraphic facilities. The improvements consist of a small Frame Dwelling, with Kitchen attached, Barn, Stable and other out-buildings, ail nearly new and in good repair. There is good water on all the farms ; the Fencing is in tolerable condition, an APPLE ORCHARD of about 25 TREES, and a stream of running water through the farm. The Wallis Farm , Adjoining the lands of John Kennedy; G. T. Perkins and others, half a mile from Ken nedyville, on the road to Turner's creek, con venient to schools, churches, mills, railroad station and steamboat landing, contains W. 321 ACRES OF LAND > More or Less, and is improved by a Large Two-Story Brick Dwelling, With excellent dry Cellar, Barn, Stable and other out-buildings, all in good repair and condition. The soil is of fine quality, highly improved, and the situation all that could be desired for a country seat. The Home Farm, On the public road from Kennedyville to Chesterville, adjoining the lands of Gov. John P. Cochran, Hon. J. B: Groome nnd others, contains about 530 ACRES OF LAND The improvements are a Two-Story Brick Dwelling, With Two-Stoby Fbame Addition, making large and comfortable rooms. The Barn, Stable about 40 feet square, and other out buildings are in good repair. Excellent water in the yard ; also, Peach Orchard of select varieties, in bearing. TERMS OF SALE As prescribed by the Decree, are one-fourth of the purchase money to be paid in Cash on the day of Sale, or on the final ratification thereof, at the Trustee's option, the balance in four equal instalments in six, twelve, eigh teen, and twenty-four months from the day of sale—deferred payments to bear interest from that day, and to be secured by the bond or notes of the purchaser with security to he ap proved by the Trustee. RICHARD HYNSON, Truste«. NOTICE.—In accordance with the provi sions of the said Decree, the creditors of the late William Welch are hereby notified to file their claims with the vouchers thereof, with the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Kent county, within four months from the day of sale. RICHARD HYNSON, Trustee. Chestertown, Md., Ang. 26, 1876—Is. hum £ 5 * y ■ THE BEST GOODS For the least Mdney! —AT THE— Fountain Head for BABGAHS! mm mm ozpiEisrnsra-i EL IA NON BROS. Middletown, Del. Having concluded that large sales and quick returns will not only pay better than having the goods lay on the shelves, but enable us to constantly show a greater variety, we have marked all our GOODS. DOWN, We have now in Stock, to a very low figure, and arc prepared to show the inhabitants of this town and vicinity magnificent line of Dry Goods, Fancy Goods, Ready-madê Clothing, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Notions, etc., etc. EVERY ARTICLE NEW. X Yonr patronage is solicited, and you Will be dealt with right. Maney may be scarce with yoe, but'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 foil to see us soon. We adhere strictly to "Popular Prices," and the popular verdict on onr prices is that no goods of the same style and work manship caa be bought anywhere else for the same mosey. WE HAVE WITH V8 W. GEO. MABREY. Jan 8-tf 1876. Cheap, Cheaper, Cheapest Spring and Summer GOODS 1876. Just Received, AND TO BE SOLD AT VERY REDUCED PRICES FOR CASH. DRESS GOODS— of nearly nil kinds, very cheap. NOTIONS. —Neck Tics, Gloves, Hosiery, Jewelry, and all Fancy Goods, »ft® few. CLOTHING. —Men's and Boys' Ready-Made Clothing, fine Dress Suits and eppuw# 1 Suits, from $5 to $20. CARPETS. —30 pieces qf Carpeting, consist ing of Cottage, Hemp, Rag, Ingrain, Stair, Venetian and Brussels, at the fol lowing prices : 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 cts. to $1.50. Also, White and Plaid Mat tings. BOOTS 4 SHOES. —Men's fine Boots from $2.50to $5; Men's Gaiters from $1.75 to $4; Men's Centennial Buckle low cut Shoesfrom $2.50 to$4 ; Ladles' Slippers, Bals, and Gaiters from 75 cts. to $3. All styles of Children's Shoes from 25 cents to $1.M V SE WING MACHINE NEEDLES. GUNS 4 PISTOLS. —Double and Single barreled Guns; Single, Donble and 7-shot Cartridge Pistols from $1 to $6. Cart ridges, Ac. All persons wishing to get the worth of their money will do well to give us a call. M. L. HARDCASTLE, with S. R. STEPHENS & CO. 1776 POPULAR CORNER: 1876 GREAT REDUCTION IN PRICES ! TREMENDOUS SUCCESS. All hail ye people, far anil near, Of Popular Corner you With goods piled up from door to door, And sold for less than hereto!)»«. shall hear : Just received, a large and well se lected assortment of Spring DRES8 GOODS for indies' wear, at greatly reduced prices ; 'French and' Aifiéf ican 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 liest 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 tJPquality and prices. Agency for SI me. Dcmoreat'a re liable Pattern» of Paablon. But we'll not tax your minds any longer by telling Of the many cheap goods that we »re now selling, But come one! come all! and all come in time, To the Popular Corner of G. W. W. Naudain, Middletown, Del. apr 22—tf. êoids mid I I, dkpahtme tJ - * * w OF CHINA - 5 - 1 . i* 1 ' '« # ■ -JfNP— ' % r îX y I .XJ .1 ' "1 I i k . S f S. M. REYNOLDS, Has Opened This Weak, * r. i- IN THE SALESROOM, SECOND STORY ' A fresh assortment of the WORLD* RENOWNED It; I s in the newest patterns, imported direct from Liverpool, consisting of CREAM CUPS, BOWLS, PITCHERS, TOILET SETS, TEA PÔTS, HANDLE TEAS, BREAKFAST, DIN NER AND TEA PLATES, COVERED RUTTERS WITH DRAINERS» of I COVERED VEGETABLE DISHES, SOUP AND SAUCE TUREENS, meat Dishes, etc. Also, a foil stock of IRON STONE ARC COMMON WHITE WARE, in all the new patterns, which will be sold as low for Cash ns any China House in the States. Glassware. Consisting of the new 5fh Avenue, Saratoga and Newport GOBLETS, at prices from 90 cents to $1 76 per dozen. Table and to to Bar TUMBLERS, iu fall assortment and-stylos, from 50 els to $1 per dozen. Mason's Porcelain lined tops and Gem, all glass, FRUIT JARS, in pints, quarts and'half gallons, by the gross or dozen at factory prices. JELLY GLASSES, with tin and glass tops, in hatfand third pint sizes, at all prices' from 45 to 90c. per dozen. Lamps and Fixtures. 1 of ; c ' ' • • biir All sizes, prices and styles of the celebrated PERKINS & HOUSE NON-EXPLOSIVE LAMPS, the only safety Lamp now in use. Also, their make of GERMAN STUDENT LAMP, which gives more light than any other Lamp made. ......... GLASS LAMPS in all sizes and prices. Porcelain and Paper LAMP SHADES, And HOLDERS, CHIMNEYS, WICKS, Ac. In Our Basement We also offer to our friend* and customer* a very nice line of Housekeeping Articles, consisting of KNIVES AND FORKS, from 50 cents to $2.50 per dozen. TABLE AND TEA SPOONS, PORCELAIN lined kettles, TIN FRUIT CANS AND CEMENT, BROOMS, BUCKETS, TUB8, 0HÜRN8, BUTTER SCALES AND MOULDS, LADLES AND BOWLS, and a great many other very useful articles not mentioned for want of space. Please rail and see us before making purchases elsewhere, and save money at the CHEAP CORNER, MIDDLETOWN, DEL.