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SATURDAY MORNING, OCT. 7, 1876.
LOCAL AND STATE AFFAIBS.

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THE LITTLE ELECTION.
A DEMOCRATIC VICTORY.
THE RETURNS.
The "Little" election for Inspectors, As
sessors And Road Commissiontrs throughout
the Slate came off on Tuesday and resulted in
a complete victory for tho Democrats. The
resnlt ef the late mnnicipal election in Wil
mington when the city was carried by the
Republicans by 1027 majority on the vote for
City Inspectors to over 1600 on the vote for
Councilmen, caused the Democrats to-regard
Tuesday's election with considerable appre
hension though they felt assured that their
opponents did not possess an actual majority
in the city of one fourth of the number by
which they won in September. On this ac
count the result on Tuesday was a big sur
prise—though an exceedingly agreeable one
—to themqis well as to the Republicans. Of
the usual and stereotyped charges of
coarse
fraud and "intimidation of colored voters"
are made by the defeated party and all maa
ot villainies and crimes are brought
against the Democrats, but tbe sum and sub
stance of the matter is, more men voted tbe
Democratic ticket than did the Republican
ticket, and "that's what's the matter."
In Wilmington the Democrats wete greatly
jubilant over their victory and as the returns
were road out to a vast crowd at the party's
headquarters they mads the welkin riDg
"with their shouts of lofty cheer,
the telegraph had concluded its work and it
became known that the Democracy were tri
umphant tbroughont the State a band of
music was procured and the whole crowd
took to the streets to serenade some of tbe
successful candidates and other prominent
members of the party.
ner
When
THE RESULT 15 THIS COUNTY.
In the Southern district of the city of Wil
mipgton, Bradley, tbe Democratic nominee
for Assessor, was elected by a majority of 365
in a total vote of 1191. In tbe Northern dis
trict, Grubb (Rep.) waa elected by 433 ma
jority, the whole vote being 1929. Of the in
spectors those chosen in the 1st, 2d, 3d, 9th
and 10th wards are Democrats by an average
majority of 70 ; and in tbe 4tb, 5th, 6tb, 7th
and 8th by tbe Republicans by an average
majority of 84. The Republican full majority
on Inspectors in the city is 67. Total vote,
3819.
BRANDYWINE HUNDRED.
East District.
Inspector—Jesse Sharp, D.
Thos. Mosley, R.
West District.
Inspector—Henry M. Barlow, D.
Sam'l L. Talley, R.
Assessor—Alfred D. Bird, D.
Amos G. Forward, R.
Road Com—Jacob Sharpley, D.
Peter Lally, R.
CHRISTIANA HUNDRED.
North District.
Inspector—J. P. Chadler, D.
J. Q. Stirling, R.
South District.
Inspector—Thqjnas P. Lynam, D.
James M. Brackin, R.
Assessor—J. Jackson Holmes, D.
Edward Woodward, R.
Road Com—A. C. Alexander, D.
Geo. M. Thompson, R.
MILL CREEK.
Inspector—David Graves, D.
Wm. F. Little, R.
Assessor—Benj. Gregg, D.
Thos. J. Moore, R.
Road Com—Israel Whiteman, D.
James Harkness,«R.
NEW CASTLE HUNDRED.
Inspector— G. L. Jemison, D.
E. Challenger, R.
Assessor—Richard Maloney, D.
Robt. W. Wright, R.
Road Com—Wm. White, C.
Geo. Vandegrift, R.
WHITE CLAY CREEK HUNDRED.
East.
Inspector—James H. Smalley, D.
William G. Caulk, R.
Assessor— H. T. Riddle, D.
A. Cannon, R.
Road Com.—Franklin Eastburn, D.
James Wright, R.
West.
Inspector—Geo. G. Kerr, D.
Wm. McClelland, R.
Assessor— H. T. Riddle, D.
A. Cannon, R.
Road Com.—Franklin Eastburn, D.
J. Wright, R.
PENCADER HUNDRED.
Inspector—Joseph W Coocb, D
Curtis B Ellison, R
Assessor—Wm H Guthrie, D
John W Dayette, R
Road Com—John D Ellison, D
Thos Mclntire, R
RED LION HUNDRED.
Tbe following are reported : In East Red
Lion, tbe Democratic Inspector received 18
majority ; the Assessor, 39 majority, and the
Road Commissioner, 9.
In West Red Lion, the Republican Inspec
tor received 4 majority ; the Assessor, 29 ma
jority; Road Commissioaer, 23 majority.
ST. GEORGE'S HUNDRED.
East District.
Inspector—Columbus Watkins, D.
Harry C. Walter, R.
West District.
Inspector—James H. Scowdrick, D.
Thomas E. Hurn, R.
Assessor—James Gray, D.
Samuel M. Enos, R.
Road Com— M. E. Walker, D.
Thomas J. Craven, D.
Merritt N. Willetts, R.
William Lore, R.
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83
160
153
242
235
236
238
201
294
71
109
282
391
291
377
234
255
238
252
242
250
379
190
386
174
386
176
117
80
Ill
84
97
93
is

131
107
150
85
127
111
180
154
199
145
188
156
is
126
142
180
104
297
255
319
316
234
237
APPOQUINIMINK HUNDRED.
Inspector—Frank E Vandyke, D
Scattering (dem)
William E Appleton, R
Assessor—J Henry Hanson, D
Scattering (dem)
William W Lynam, R
Road Com—John McCoy, D
Gideon E Barlow, D
Coien Ferguson, Ind. D
J Allston Harman, R
BLACKBIRD HUNDRED.
Inspector—William Nailor, D
M D Hickman, R
Assessor—William J David, D
Isarel H Richards, R
Road Com,—James Prior, D
Henry H Wells, D
John M Wright, R
James B Moore, R
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161
149
104
88
140
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If AJOB1TJE8 1M TUB COUNTY ON INSPECTOR**
TICKETS.
Rep.
Dem.
HUNDREDS.
Wilmington,
Brandywine E
Christiana N
New Castle,
Mill Creek,
'Red Lion E
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124
243
586
243
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Dem maj in the county
KENT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC MAJORITIES.
Duck Creek, average,
Kenton
Little Creek
Dover E
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N Murderkiil average
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156
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186
129
134
165
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Milford
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Dem majority
democratic majorities.
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Georgetown,
Dagshoro,
Nanticoke,
Lewes and Rehobotb,
Broadklin,
Seaford,
Little Creek,
Gnmboro,
Broad Creek,
76
93
21
104
76
160
20
186
856
Total,
The majority in the State will be about as
follows .
New Castle County,
Kent County,
Sussex County,
343
1167
631
Total, 2141
Official returns may slightly increase the
majorities in Kent and Sussex.
Divine Service.
Rev Dr Patton will preach in .Armstrong's
Chapel to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon at 3
o'clock
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Delaware Day.
The Delaware State Day at the Ceôtennial
Exposition has been officially fixed by Gov
ernor Cochran, by proclamation, for Thurs
day, October 19th. The Governor will hold
a reception in the State building to be partic
ipated in by the judges of the State canrts,
the members of the Legislature and other
State officials. The programme will be here
after announced. Excursion trains will be run
over tbe Delaware railroad and its connec
tions at reduced fare.
Maryland Day has been fixed for the same
time, October 19,
More Big Apples.—Appoquinimink
Ahead Again.
Samuel Townsend, Esq., sent us a big ap
ple a few days ago, as bis answer to the
challenge thrown oat by Mr. Roberts some
two weeks ego to "go him better." He has
done better. His apple, picked out of a lot
that were blown off the trees by the big
storm two weeks ago, weighed 18} ounces,
and, unfortunately, it was decayed on one
side, bat for which it would probably havo
weighed more. This beats the biggest
Queen Anne apple, which weighed 17
ounces. Thns Appoqninimink is still ahead,
bat " Uncle Zack" will have to come again
with a bigger apple or keep the back seat.
The Races At Wilmington
Wilmington, Oct. 6th., 1876.
The Third annual meeting of the Wil
mington Trotting Association, will be held
October 10th, Uth and 12tb. Their entries
have closed with one hundred and twelve
horses.
First Day's Races.
Tuesday, October 10th ; Purse No 1, $50
four minute class ; 12 horses.
Purse No 2, $100 15 horses ; three min
ute class.
Purse No 3, $150 Class 2:45 ; 12 horses.
Second Day's Races.
Wednesday, Oct. 11th, 1876.
Purse No 4, $75 Class 3:30 ; 18 horses.
Purse No 5—pacing race $150 ; 4 horses,
Puree No 6 $200 Class 2:40 ; 14 horses.
Third Day's Races
Trial of speed Oct 12th
Purse No 7, road wagon race ; $50 12
horses
Puree No 8, $125 Class 2:50 ; 17 horses
Puree No 9, $300 Class 2:30 ; 8 horses
Single admission fifty cents. Horses and
carriages free G W Ortliip, treas. Wm H
Thompson, pres, J M Harlon, sec
Herrons Debility.
Vital weakness or depression : a weak ex
hausted feeling, no energy or courage; the
result of mental over work, indescretions or
excesses, or some drain upon the system, is
always cured by Humphreys' Homoeopathic
Specific No. 28. It tones up and invigorates
the system, dispels tbe gloom and despon
dency, imparts strength and energy, stops
the drain and rejuvenates the entire man.
Been used twenty years with perfect success
by thousands. Sola by dealers. Price $1
per single vial, or $5 per package of five vials
and $2 vial of powder. Sent by mail on re
ceipt of price. Address Humphreys' Homoee
pathic Medicine Oo., 562 Breadway, N. V.
See large advertisement.
THINK BOR YOURSELB.
Thousands lead miserable lives, suffering
disordeVed stomach and
from dyspepsia, a
liver, producing biliousness, heartburn, cos
tiveness, weakness, irregular appetite, low
spirits, raising food after eating, and often
ending in fatal attacks of fever._ They enow
they are sick, yet get little sympathy. The
unfailing remedy, which is yearly restoring
thousands, is DaCosta's Radical Care, sold by
C. Anderson, Druggist, Middletown.
A 25c. bottle will convince you of its mer
its. Don't delay another hour after reading
this, but go and get a bottle, and your relief
is as certain as you live. Will you do it, or
will you continue to suffer ? Think for your
:lf!
Professor Parker's Pleasant Worm Syrup
is perfectly safe and extremely palatable.—
No physic required. Costs 25 cents Try it.
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MURDER WILL OUT.
A few years ago "AugustJFlower" was dis
covered to be a certain core for Dyspepsia and
Liver complaint, a few thin Dyspeptics made
known to their friends how easily and quickly
they had been cured by its use. The great
merits of Green's August Flower became
heralded through tbe country by one sufferer
to another, until without advertising, its sale
has become immense, Druggists in EVERY
TOWN in the United States are selling it.—
No person suffering with Sour Stomach, Sick
Headache, Costiveness, palpitation of the
Heart, indigestion, low spirits, etc., can take
three doses without relief. Go to your Drug
gist Dr. Cbamberlaine, Middletown, or H. P.
Baker, Odessa, and get a Bottle for 75 cents
and try it. Sample bottles 10 cents.
New No. 1, 2, A 3 Mackerel in barrels, half
barrels, quarters and kitts ; New Split Labra
dor Herring in barrels and half barrels, just
received and for sale by S. M. REYNOLDS.
A choice Rio Coffee, green, 25 cents, roast
ed 29 cents, cash, at S. M. REYNOLDS'.
Star Skirt Braids 7 cents Cash, at
S. M. REYNOLDS'.
Hams, Shoulders, Sides, Beef (smoked),
S. M. REYNOLDS'.
■ ef
Clark's best Spool Cotton, 6 cents per Spool
or 70 cents per dozen Cash, at
8. M. REYNOLDS'.
Envelopes of all sizes, and letter beads with
business cards, furnished, very cheap at the
Transcript office.
THIRD ANNUAL PAIR.
Rep.
Fine Display.
INTERESTING RACES.
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The third annual fair of the Peninsula Ag
ricultural and Pomological Association
opened, at the grounds of the association
Middletown, on Wednesday, with ex
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cellent prospects for a success equal, if not
superior, to that of the former years,
unusually large number of entries for the
promised fine sport and drew together
Fears bad been
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races
a large crowd of spectators,
entertained lest the wet spell of the past two
or three weeks might ba extended over this
week also, but on Wednesday morning the
clear, removing fears and brighten
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son arose
ing hopes.
Numerous hacks and stages of various
styles and sizes hand been prepared for the
occasion, thus furnishing abundant means
for all teamless people to reach the grounds
without the necessity of footing it. These
made use of by large numbers, and all
to and
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156
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186
129
134
were
morning were kept busy running
from the grounds.
At one o'clock the Dismond State Band,
Middletewn's pride, marched out Broad
street waking up and enlivening the people
with the pleasing strains of stirring music.
This was the signal that the hour for open
ing the races was close at hand and tbe rush
for the grounds became general. Soon after
the arrival of the band the bell was rung, and
the first race (for four year old colts) was
called. The entries for this race were F.
. Sadie Bell ; Geo.
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120
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McConnell, (Va.) s. m
Beck's (Md.) s. m., Starlight Bess and J.
Wesley Moore's (Md.) b. m. Mary Wilson.
Ttvo others had been entered, but did not
put in their appearance.
Without much difficulty a start was boob
made, Sadie Bell winning the first heat,
Starlight Bess coming in second and Mary
Wilson third. Time, 3:09. The second
heat was, in regard to the positions of the
horses, a mere repetition, and was won with
out trouble by Sadie Bell, the other horses
occupying the same positions as in the first
heat. Time 3:01}.
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No. 2 .—Pubse $150. Fob 3:30 Horsis.
Entriet —b. g. Don, by G. M. Fitzwater,
jr., Phil ; b. g. Polly Ann, J. Lowery, Mil
ford ; b. m. Fancy, W. C. Fountain, Dover;
br. g. Frank, Dickinson A Bro., Wiim. ; b. g.
Odessa, E. H. Thomas, Odessa ; blk. m.
Sleepy Kate, by F. B. Elkington, N. J.'
There were eighteen entries for this purse,
but as the number was too great for all to be
started at once, the managers offered a sec
ond parse of $75, leaving the owners of the
horses entered to make choice between the
two. Under this arrangement the remaining
horses who were present—three being absent
—were deferred to the second purse.
Considerable difficulty, on accoant of the
number of horses, was had in getting started,
but at leDgtb the word " go" was given, and
away the whole nine went, making a lively,
clattering noise, and a pretty spectacle. As
they neared tbe first-quarter pole, Odessa had
the lead, followed close by Fancy ; Frank be
ing bat a short distance behind. Before
reaching the second quarter, Odessa broke,
and was passed by Fancy who, thereafter,
kept the place and came down the home
stretch on the lead, followed in rapid suc
cession by Odessa, 2d., Frank, 3d. ; Hallet,
4th; Don, 5th. Polly Ann and Sleepy Kate
being distanced. Time 2:45}.
Second Heat .—The horses took their places
according to their rank as won in tbe first
beat. The same trouble was experienced in
getting started, but finally the " go" was
given and the race commenced, wi'h Fancy
ahead, followed closely by Odessa, Hallet and
Don, successively. The latter, however,
passed Hallet, and on the home-stretch
Fancy came in first, Odessa, second; Don,
third and Hallet fourth. Frank, distanced.
Time 2:47.
Third Heat.—"Won easily by Fancy, and
with it the race and first money—$80.
Odessa taking the second and Hallet the
third. Don, distanced. Time 2:50.
Third Race—Pubse $200. 2:45 Horses.
Entries.— g. m, Morning, by W. H. Doble,
jr., of Phil. ; g. m. Harriet P. by Geo. Lit
senberg, Phil. ; b. m. Fanny Fern, by W. S.
Bewley,Md.; blk. h. Rob Roy, by W. A.
Twilley, Cambridge, Md. ; b. m. Jennie
Moore, by G. H. Elkinton, N. J. ; d. m.
Belle, by Joseph Gracy, Penna.; b. m
Darning Needle, by W. W. Stephens, Hanes
ville, Md. ; s. h. Stonewall, by James John
son, Millington, Md., and ch. s. David Wal
lace by W. McFadden, Rozborougb, Pa.
First Heat .—After much time spent in
getting started tbe horses at last got off, and
tbe whole nine being well up to the scroll,
they made a good beginning for a pretty
race. For a time they kept well together,
but tbe faster ones soon pat a wide gap be
tween themselves and their slower competi
tors, and the chief interest on the part of the
spectators became centered in Morning, Jen
nie Moore, Stonewall, Darning Needle and
Fanny Fern, between whom it was evident
the contest would be. At tbe termination
of tbe 1st heat the score stood : Morning
first, Jennie Moore second, Fanny Fern
third, Darning Needle fourth, Stonewall
fifth, Belle sixth, Wallace seventh, Rob Roy
eighth, Harriet P. ninth. Time 2:44.
Second Heat .—In this heat Stonewall made
some handsome gams, and had he stuck to
his work he might have made a better show,
but by frequently breaking he lost much
time. As it was, in coming down the home
stretch he hurried Jennie Moore considera
bly. The beat was won by Morning ; Jen
nie Moore being second, Stonewall third,
WAllaoe fourth, Fannie Fern fifth, Darning
Needle sixth and Rob Roy seventh. Harriet
P. and Belle were distanced Time 2:39}.
Third Heat .—Won easily by Morning, and
with it the race and first money, $120. Jen
nie Moore taking second, and Fannie Fern
third Time 2:42.
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Fourth Race.—Purse $75. 3:30 Horses.
[This was the special puree for the horses
who could not start in the second race.]
Entries .—blk g Black Douglass, by Wm.
Brady, Middletown ; b g Dexter, by James
W. Morgan, jr., Cecilton, Md. ; b m Bohe
mia Girl by R. T. Clayton, Middletown ;
b m Belle Wild Air, by John K. Hogg, Elk
ton ; g g Gray Eagle, by H. H. Smith, Tem
pleville, Md , and s g Billy Brutus, by I. D.
Wallace, St. Georges, Del.
First Heat .—All started well together, but
Black Douglass outstripped bis competitors
easily in the race, steadily increasing the
gap Rntil as they came down the home-stretch
he was well in advance, leading the race in
gallant style, and winning the heat ; tbe
score being, Douglass first, Bohemia Girl
second. Gray Eagle third, Belle Wild Air
fourth, Billy Brutus fifth
Time 2:50}
Second Heal -—Won by Douglass with appar- | ed
ent ease, the score being Douglass first. Be
hernia Girl second, Gray Eagle third, Belle |
Third Heat .—Through some misfortune : for
in starting, DouglaBS fell behind. Belle
Wild Air, who led him qearly to the third
quarter, making tbe contest the most excit
ing of tbe day. A little application of the
whip made him " let out another link," and
he drew up And passed the mare coming
down the bome-stretch well ahead amid tbe its
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Dexter sixth,
Wild Air fourth. Time 2;46:
shouts of the spectators, winning the race and
first money, the second being awarded
Billy Brutus and Belle Wild Air third.
Ssoohd Day—Thursday.
The cloudy appearance of the sky on Wed
nesday night, gave rise to grave apprehen
sions of a rainy day on Thursday, and the
bright and cloudless rising of the sun was
bailed with mach satisfaction by the hun
dreds of persons anxious to attend the
day of the fair. The sky afterward became
somewhat overcast, but the sun came out
again about ten o'clock, giving indications
of a fine day. All morning, hacks, carriages
and other conveyances were kept running in
constant stream to and from the grounds,and
by one o'clock a vast Prowd variously esti
mated at from 2,500 to 4,000 people were as
sembled on the grounds. The grand stand
was filled to its utmost capacity, while hun
dreds of men were gathered within the
circle around the judge's stand, and hun
dreds more, both ladies and gentlemen, were
seated in their carriages which were drawn
up in a long line close to the track. At half
post one, the tap of the bell called the horses
to the track for the first race. This was per
ex
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the programme.
Fourth Race.—Pubse $50.
For horses without record. Entriet —bg
Brutus by Frank Pierce, Middletown ; r g
Ratler by J. C. McCoy, Middletown ; b g
Frank by J. H. Dickinson, Wilmington ; b g
Thunder by W. P. Mifflin, McDonongh ; g g
Arab by John Lair, Elkton, Md. ; s g John
by B. Johnson, Millington, Md.
These horses, which were mostly the car
riage horses of their owners, showed pretty
fair speed and made an interesting race. The
first heat was won by Thnnder ; Frank com
ing in bqt a short distance behind and John
third. Brntns, Ratler and Arab being dis
tanced.
The horses being now well matched, the
race became quite interesting, and through
out the heat the three kept well together and
came down the bome-stretch, Frank only a
few paces ahead, followed by Thnnder sec
ond and John third. Time 2:55}.
Third Heat .—The relative positions of the
horses at the close of the heat was the same
as in the second, Frank winning tbe heat
and with it the race. Thunder being second
and John third. Time 2:52.
No- 5. Puese $200.—2-50 Horses.
Entriet .— b m Fanny Fern by W. S. Bew
ley ; b m Polly Ann by J Lowery ; br m
Dolly Varden by C H Hnrlock ; g g Grey
Eagle by H H Smith ; blk g Cheerful Billy
by N G Williams ; b g Hallet by J W Kihl
kopf Phil.
Firtt fleat .—After some time wasted in
scoring, the word "go" was given and a fair
start was made, the horses passing the
scroll well together, Fanny Fern having the
pole. As they rounded the first turn Hallet
bad slightly the lead, but breaking, be was
passed by Fanny Fern at the first quarter,
and they came down the half-mile stretch,
Fern first, Eagle second, and Hallet third.
Holding well together, the contest between
these three now became quj^u
as they passed the three-<^|^i
and Hallet had it neck and neck, Grey Eagle
being only a very little distance behind.
Hallet, however, soon broke and fell behind,
and they came down the home-stretcb, Fan
ny Fern first, Grey Eagle second and Hallet
third. Pally Ann, Dolly Varden and Cheer
ful Billy were distanced. Time 2:43}
i Second Heat .—All got off well together
with but little trouble, and after a very
pretty and exciting race, came home with
Fanny ahead, Hallet second and Grey Eagle
third. Time 2:51}.
Third Heat .—This was a beautiful race
At the first quarter the horses were all so
close together that it was hard to tell at a
distance which was ahead. All stuck well
to their work, aDd as they passed tbe half
mile pole Fanny Fern and Hallet were
ahead, with Grey Eagle only oue length be
hind. Hallet again broke and lost ground,
and was passed by Eagle, who kept the po
sition to the end ot the race. Tbe beat was
won by Fanny Fern, and with it the race
and first money, Grey Eagle taking tbe
second and Hallet the third. Time 2:52.
xciting, and
r pole, Fern
No 6 —Pubse $450. 2:34 Houses.
Entries -— b g Sam French by Dan. Wal
ters,-Absecom, NJ; btk g Andy Johnson
by George Jones, Md; sm Fanny Gilbert
by Frye Hopkins, Woodbury, N^ Pat Mc
Coon by W S Hitch, Laurel, Del. and b rn.
Gypsey Maid by Henry Hess, Fair Hill, Md.
First Heat .—After considerable scoring,
a start was at length made with Pat McCuon
at the pole, all doing some handsome trott
ing. At the first quarter Fanny Gilbert took
tbe lead, the others being strung out behind
her at long range, and for a time it began to
look as though she meant to distance the
field, but all went to work in earnest and
pulled up so well that all saved their "ba
con" but Pat McCoou who, from some cause
became exhausted and had to hold up, being
thereby distanced, Score—Fannv Gilbert
first, Gypsey "Maid second, Sam French
third and Johnson fourth. Time 2:40}.
Second Heat. —This time Audy Johnson
stuck to his work better and trotted well, as
also did the ' Maid' and French, and at the
home-stretch he was close behind Fanny,
coming in second, Gypsey Maid third and
Sam Freuch fourth' Time 2:40}.
Third Heat —In this heat Andy Johnson
behaved badly, and breaking several times
fell behind all. Sam French trotted much
better than before,, and fora time he and
Gypsey had it nip and tnck, but he finally
passed her and came in second ; Fanny
Gilbert being again ahead, winning the
race and first money, $250 ; Gypsey Maid
second, Andy Johnson third.
This closed the races for the second day.
Third Day—Friday.
Tbe many apprehensions of a rainy day
which tbe cloudy appearance of Thursday
evening gave rise to, were happily dispelled
on Friday morning by the'Enn coming out
dear and bright
At au early hoar numberless vehicles of
ed on standing in front of the seats shutting
out the view of all on the front seats, and
when remonstrated with they wanted to be
captious and talked big about having paid
for tickets, Ac., but a little firmness on the
part of the managers and a suggestion that
they could either obey the rules or be banded
over to tbe men with the stars on their coats
had the desired effect of making them become
quiet
About half-past one o'clock tbe band made
its appearance ; tbe bell was rung and the
every make and style, began pouring through
town, coming from every direction and long
distances, making it evident that, as in other
years, the last day would be the biggest.—
Tbe arrival of tbe north bound morning mail
train greatly increased the numbers, and the
hacks and stages bad all they could do to
carry the va9t crowd to the fair grounds. By
12 o'clock the great crowd had assembled
upon the ground, and the grand stand was
literally packed with people. The gate
keepers not knowing that tbe stand was so
full a few more tickets were sold than seats
conld be provided for, but as soon as the
managers ascertained tbe true state of things
the sale of tickets was stopped, and an offer
made to return the money to all persons who
could not be seated Notwithstanding this
prompt action a few smart young men insist
horses called to the track for thaJirst race of
the day. This was
No 1 ; Purse $150—3 Minuté Hortet,
Entries —Fancy, Odessa, Bohemia Girl,
Harriet P and Grey Eagle. There were
twelve horses entered for this purse, but
and
to
Wed
the
was
hun
second+having the pole. At the first turn Odessa
was a little ahead, but broke and was passed
out by both Fancy and Bohemia Girl. After a
lively race, in which Odessa, Grey Eagle,
Harriet P and Bohemia Girl seemed well
in
esti
as
hun
the
per
three were all that appeared
Firtt Heat —After some littlo scoring a fair
start was made, all being well up ; Faney
matebed, they came down the bome-stretch
with Fancy ahead, Odessa second, Grey
Eagle third, Harriet P fourth and Bohemia
Girl fifth. Time 2:43}
Second Heat —Woo by Fancy. Grey
Eagle being distanced and the other three
coming in well together: Time 2:46}
Third Heat —Won easily by Fancy, and
with it tbe first money, Bohemia Girl taking
second and Odessa the third. Time 2:47
In this race the bay mare Fancy appeared
to have it pretty much all her own way, and
it was evident from the start that the others
were no match for her. Her driver was well
aware of her superiority and let her go her
own gait, holding bis reins in his left hand
and hissing his right to the spectators as he
passed the grand stand
No 8 —Puree $300—2:40 Horeet.
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Eight Entriet — g m Morning, b g Sam
French, b m Lilly Jackson, b m Lady Har
rington, b m Lady Thornton, b m Gypsey
Maid, s g Stonewall and b m Jennie Moore
First Heat —After considerable scoring and
jockeying at length, under the threat of fine
by Judge Churchman for not coming
up right,, all came op well together, and tbe
'go' was given, Sam French having the pole.
For some time the race was pretty evan At
one time Morning weald be ahead when some
other would shoot by her, on account of her
breaking, when be too would break in turn
and fall off In this way they bad it nip and
tuck all through the heat till tbe home stretch
was reached and Morning came in ahead fol
lowed closely by Sam French. Lilly Jackson
next (in a gallop) Gypsey Maid 4lh, Jennie
Moore 5th Because of her rnnning Lilly
Jackson was put back by the Judges and tbe
third place awarded to Gypsey Maid and tbe
fourth to Jennie Moore. Time 2:39
Second Heat —Another good start and
another pretty race, This time Stonewall
pulled up beautifully, and made snch good
time as to pass several of his competitors
who led him in tbe first trial. At the close
of the beat the score stood : Morning first,
Jennie Moore second, Stonewall third, Gyp
sey Maid fourth. Time 2:40
Third Heat —Won by Morning and with it
tbe race and first money $150 ; the second
being awarded to Gypsey Maid and the third
to Jennie Moore Time 2:39 The horses be
ing nearly evenly matched this was decided
ly the best race of the day
No 9— Pune $500—2:30 Ho, see.
Entries—a g Star by J K Leavitt, of Phil ;
blk m Maggie M by James McHugh, Phil and
8 m Sadie Bell by S McConnell Pungoteagne
Va
All three heats were taken without trouble
by Sadie Bell for whom the others were evi
dently no match at all, as it was evidently
seen that she could have made better time
bad it been necessary. The other two were
more evenly matched and made a lively con
test between themselves for the second money
which, however, was awarded to Star, Mag
gie M receiving tbe third
Time 2:42, 2:40.
The Exhibits.
In tbe Ladies' Department the exhibits fall
badly short this year of the mark reached last
year. Instead of being crowded the building
was aot fall enough to make the display as
good as could have been desired. There was,
however, a fine lot of beautiful and excellent
articles ob exhibition so that the ladies' por
tion was not allowed to suffer. Among other
things the beautiful fierai display near the
entrance attracted much attention. There
was also a goodly number of beautiful car
riage afghans, bed spreads, piece-work quilts
and counterpanes (crochet) besides jmany fine
articles of lesser size that were finely wrought
and deserving of credit. The exhibit of cakes,
pies, bread, butter, preserves and other arti
cles belonging to the culinary department
was quite creditable. On tbe south side, near
the entrance John B. Roberts, Esq., had on
exhibition a handsome nickel plated parlor
heater with slate mantel and some parlor
stoves. Adjoining Mr. Roberts' goods was a
large sign board on which was beautifully
arranged a fine lot of samples of hardware
from tbe store of Messrs. Lindley k Kemp, of
this town. The Messrs. Johnson Bros, ex
hibited a fine case of boots and shoes—for
ladies, gentlemen and children—from their
manufactory in Smyrna and Mr. Russell, of
Middletown, a fine set of harness, in a glass
case. In the rear end of the building the
Davis' Vertical Sewing Machine was on ex
hibition under the care and control of the
agent, Mr. S. Speakman, and hard-by a ma
chine of tbe American S. M. Company. Both
of these machines had been awarded pre
miums at the Centennial Exhibition, and the
Davis' received one more at the hands of tbe
judges of tbe P. A. k P. Association who
awaided it the first premium as tbe best ma
chine for general use.
Fruits and Veoetables.
This department, too, was behind its last
year's display. Some one had several very
large pumpkins—one of the mammoth variety.
a huge fellow that must have weighed fully
100 pounds. E R Cochrau had a geod dis
play of sweet and white potatoes, beets, ruta
bagas, cabbage, turnips and other vegetables
grown on his fruit farm near Middletown.—
On most of these goods Mr C was awarded
the 1st premium. Several bushtls of fine
seed wheat, seed cora of different varieties,
some fine apples brought by Mr Walker from
Mill Creek hundred, citron, water melons,
pears, cabbages etc were among tbe articles
that went to fill up this department, besides
some queer looking things, one of which was
a yard long, marked "Souly Quay," but
what they are or what use is made of them,
we beg to be excused from telling*
In this building, R B Plumley, of Elk
dale, Pa, had an excellent display of chick
ens^—Light Bramas, Partridge Cochins,
Plymouth Rocks, Dark Dorkings, Black
Spanish, Dominic, Game, (3 species,) and
Brown Leghorn ; also some black African
and Rouen ducks. E W Jester, of St
Georges, exhibited a pretty pair of Italian
Cray Hounds, and close to these were a
beautiful pair of Irish Setters
Carriages and Machinery.
This department was more than ordinarily
well filled, the display being very fine
Messrs L V Aspril j- Son, of Odessa, exhibit
ed a large farm wagon of excellent build ; a
field roller, stump-puller, plows, n garden
or hand cultivator, and half a dozen carriage
jacks—a very handy thing for taking off
carriage and wagon wheels, for greasing and
etc Neit to them, John A Wilson, of Wil
mington, had a large and creditable display
of machinery used in farming, consisting of
a VanWickle grain fan, portable cider
mill, root cutter, grind stone with treadle,
self-discharging horse rake, Bnckeye (new
model) mower, reaper and self-rake reaper,
a McSherry grain and phosphate drill,Silver A
m
Dunning bay cottar, two Pennock band coro
shelters, Wes tilg house thresher, vibrator
and cleaner, steel plow, seed drill, lawn
mower, cultitvators and corn marker
W E Janvier, of Delaware city, exhibited
a pulverizing wheel harrow which he claims
is of superior merit in preparing stiff ground
for crops Grier, of Milford, had two wood
reapers and mowers, Empire grain drill and
two plows
John Bell, of Chestertown, Md, exhibited
a Willoughby grain drill James C Town*
send, of Townsend, one Wheeler and one
Kirby mower, one Kirby No 6 as a dropper
and one as a self-raker Messrs McLear A
Kendall, of Wilmington, showed one two
and two one-seat carriages ; James W Reeve,
of Wilmington, two falling tops and one phae
ton of excellent woakmanship These were
in the machinery building Out in the cen
tre field Messrs Casho A Oo, of Newark, ex
hibited a steam engine, manufactured by
Taylor A Bro of Westminster, Md, with a
large thresher and cleaner of their own make,
Also a fodder cutter These were all fine
machines and well worthy of the attention
of onr Middletown farmers G W Lybold,
of Galena, Md, os agent for the manufactur
ers also exhibited an engine and thresher, a
horse rake and two reapers and mowers
Hoasss and Cattli.
The live stock exhibited was much ad
mired by persons who are judges in that
line, and pronounced rather superior to that of
former years There were several thorough
bred, and a number jof handsome driving
horses that commanded considerable atten
tion, one a colt, belonging to T J Craven,
being particularly admired. The cattle con
sisted of Alderneys, short horns, Jersey Reds
and other excellent breeds. W R Cochran
exhibited a very large and handsome Alder
ney bull which was much admired. L P Me
Dowell, seme young cattle brought by him
from Kentucky, of important stock. R A
Cochran, jr, some fine Alderneys and short
horns ; but time and space would fail in an
attempt to enumerate all the animals and
goods worthy of mention, and we have only
mentioned such as our attention was partic
ularly called to
of
but
a
he
The Attendance.
Despite the lowering appearance of the
weather, the attendance on the first day of
the fair was superior to that of the same day
either last year or the year previous, as was
proven by the receipts at the gates. On
Thursday the clouds, in the early morning,
were even more threatening than on any day
before, thereby probably, deterring many
persons from a distance from present. Never
theless, a large crowd was on the ground
estimated at 3000 or more. On Friday an
immense crowd was in attendance, generally
considered to be the largest ever assembled
on the grounds, To make anything like a
correct or even approximate estimate of the
numbers would be, of course impossible.—
The figures, however, were put by many per
sons accustomed to seeing big crowds at from
5000 to 6C00
<®m Marc, to.
8-Fall aiä filter SM.-76
STOVES,
HEATERS, RANGES, Ac.
Eliason & Benson,
W E have now in stock the most complete
line of PARLOR STOVES, PARLOR
HEATERS, FIRE PLACE HEATERS, and
BAR-ROOM STOVES.
12 different kinds of RANGES in both Sin
gle and Double Oven, from $7 50 to $20.
[2/
A largo and varied stock; of
COOK STOVES,
ALL PERFECT BAKERS.
A fall line of
HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS
ALWAYS IN STOCK.
Repairing of all kinds promptly and cheap
ly attended to.
ROOFING and SPO UTING a specialty.
Slate Mantles
Of
the
Of the finest style and finish, furnished to or
der, varying in price from $16 to $100.
Before purchasing give our stock an in
spection. "*
ELIASON & BENSON,
Middletown, Del.
sep 30-tjl
m
0WNSEND HOUSE,
Opposite Rail Road Depot,
TOWNSEND, DELAWARE.
I am prepared to accommodate permanent
and transient gnesta at reasonable rates.
Tbe Bar ia at all times stocked with tho
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 He.
WH. B. HOLLIS,
Proprietor.
age
April 8—tf
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-THE PURCHASING PUBLIC
P0MTS:
O NE Price means of necessity tho Low
est Price.-.... ..
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METHODS:
have but One Price for All
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vr receive Cash Payment from All.
C ASH saves expense of collections sad
losses from bad debts...
■yyEgive a Guarantee protecting All.
T HE Guarantee protects the buyer who
may not ho a judge of goods-._
\XjTE Return Money when we cannot
W suit AIL..
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TX7E buy our goods at first hands, in
VV Immense quantities, and at tho
lowest prices for Cash..
W e rely on immense sales and
isfied with a very small percent
age of profit—___ _
are sat*
T tls easy to buy of us, since all are treated
A alike, no one getting favors that
are denied to others—
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manufacture with extreme care
every garment we sell.
tlfï Inspect every yard of goods that
Tv goes Into onr garments.
1171 put a ticket on every garment,
ft Showing plainly its quality and
price..—
■p\ICKEEING and debate are done Sway
J_/ by us, everybody gets our best with
out having to ask for it.
O GE largo experience, capital and flsell
itics we use for the people's benefit
in lowering prices_:____
XXTE cut off every item of unnecessary
TV expenditure..
1171 employ fint-clan workmen in
W every department..
1171 give satisfaction to every purchaser
Vf or return the money—...
XX7E fill orders received by mail from til
V V parts of tho United*States. Write
for particulars.....
N OT a particle of risk run in buying of
ns. A child may bay as cheaply
as a i n pp ...-r. .. ..... mr-* -
In addition to our Immense Stock of Keady-ltado Clothing, we have a
of Men's and Boy's Furnishing Goods, Shirts (cf our own make) and Underwear, all at fite
Very Lowest Prices.
WANAMÄKER & BROWN
OAK HALL,
3. E. COR. SIXTH & MARKET STREETS,
PHILADELPHIA.
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ADKISSON & CO
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Having purchased of C. ANDERSON
BARR'S (well-known) DRUG STORE
Respectfully solicit a continuance of the liberal patronage so long enjoyed by
this old Stand. They will keep on hand a full Stock of ; r
PURE FRESH DRUGS AND
Aieo , er . .. s ««lit. '•trmTi ii i w m
PATENT MEDICINES OF ALL KINDS; HORSE POWDERS, LINIMENTS, ko. ; PURE
LTQÜORS FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES ; LAMPS, AND LAMP GOODS;
And Everything generally kept ia a ftrst-dass Drug Store.
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Db. ADKISSON will give his constant attention to the business, and will also prescribe for
any one requiring advice.
'HI ,*1W
Tbe Store will be open Sundays from 9 to 10} o'clock, a. h., and from 2 to 4, and 6 to 7}
. o'clock, p. x.
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CENTENNIAL YEAR.
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EDWIN HALL,
28 South. Second street, below Market street,
./$*.
PHILADELPHIA.
Would respectfully invite ladies visiting the city to examine our stock, >nn«i«qng jg p, r t 0 f
BLAGE S ILK S of tho best makes, which we guarantee
COLORED SILKS of the newest and most desirable shades
FANCY SILKS at very low prices.
DRESS GOODS, embracing all the new fabrics.
SHAWLS, CLOAKS, Ac.
DRESS MAKING in all its branches. Ladles buying the material of ns can have it made
in tbe most fashionable manner at tbe shortest notice.
Embroideries, Gloves, Hosiery, Underwear, Ties, Ac., $us.
CLOTHS and CASSIMEBES FOR MEN'S AND BOYS' WEAR.
Table Linens, Napkins, Towels, Table Coverings, Muslins, Ao.
ONE PRICE AND PRICES GUARANTEED.
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(THE STORE IS ACCESSIBLE FROX ALL POINTS BY STREET CABS.)
IMness ({arda.
and drotfriea.
THOMAS MASSEY, Jr
THOMAS MASSEY, Jr M
clock:
And Watch Maker,
Main Street, next door to national Hotel
Middletown, Delaware
C LOCKS, Watches, Jewelry, Ac. neatly
and promptly repared.
Always on hand and for sale, Clocks,
Watches, Plated Ware, Forks, Spoons, Sil
Napkin Rings, Silver Thimbles, Salt,
Sugar and Tea Spoons, Butter Knives, Gold
Breast-Pins, Ear-Rings, Finger-Rings, Sleeve
Buttons, Watch Chains, Watch Keys, Key
Rings, Steel Watch Chains, Ac.
AGENT FOB
De VINNF'S SPECTACLES.
Dec. 12—tf.
ver
MIDDLETOWN
Nursery and Fruit Farm.
A large and varied assortment of
General Nursery Stock
For Sale at low rates.
PEACH TREES A SPECIALTY.
E. B. COCHRAN,
Middletown De.
Oct.l7-tf
J. MEIER A BRO.
MERCHANT TAILORS,
I
8. E. Cob, Second and Arch Sts.,
PHILADELPHIA,
Have in Stock a fall line of
Blxe Overcoating«, Smiting«, Caroline« «a,
an« Votings
Of the newest designs for FALL and WIN
TER wear, which will be made to order in
the latest styles and best manner. Special at
tention given to Dress Suita.
CALL AND EXAMINE OUR STOCK,
oct 10-tf
Having erected a convenient and commo
dious Green House, and Plant Nursery at the
rear of my dwelling on North Broad street,la
short distance |tbove the Academy, in Mid
dletown, I have now and will continue to
keep on band a large andjvaried assortment of
GMBH HOUSE A BBODING PLANTS,
which I cordially invite the ladies of Middle
town and vicinity to call and examine. My
stock has been selected and propagated with
mach care and I respectfully ask the patron
age of all lovers of flowers of the community.
B. F. LIPPINCOTT,
Middletown, Del.
feb 2fl—tf
Reciprocity Shirt I
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
TUB CHEAPEST,
BBST BADE and
BEST BITTING SHIRT
THAT HAS EVER BEEN OFFERED FOR *1 28
The Rkcipbocity Shirt is superior to most
of shirts, first-class, (so-called) for the follow
ing reasons :
Our Collar Bauds are Linen, and are Three
Ply.
Our Cuffs are Linen, and are Three Ply.
Our Bossoms are Lined with Heavr Linen
and are Three Ply.
Our Back Facings are both upper and un
der ; made wide, giving Strength and finish.
the people that have been accus
tomed to buy materials for shirts, and have
them made up at home, we particularly call
to their notice our Reciprocity Shibt. All
made but the button holes, and only $1 25
each, at
J. P. DOUGHTEN'S,
So. 410 Market Street.
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
Bor Diseases of tbe Throat and Lean
sneh as Concha, Colds. Whoonlnn
C.»,h, a£d"«
The few composi
tions which have won
the confidenceof man
kind and become
household words,, not
Uonly among one but
cmany nations, must
r have extraordinary
virtues. Perhaps no
_ one ever secured so
wide a reputation, or maintained itsolongas
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. It has been known
to the public about forty years, by along con
tinned series of marvellous cures, that have
won for it a confidence in its virtues, never
equalled by any other medicine. It still
makes the most effectual cures of Coughs,
Colds, Consumption, that can be made by med
ical skill. Indeed the CHERRY PECTORAL
has really robbed these dangerous diseases of
their terrors, to a great extent, and given a
feeling of immunity from their fatal effects,
that is well founded if the remedy be taken in
season. Every family should have it in their
closet for tbe ready and prompt relief of its
members. Sickness, suffering, >nd even life
is saved by this timely protection. The pru
dent should not neglect it, and the wise will
not. Keep it by you for tbe protection it af
fords by its timely use in sudden attaçks.
prepared by
Dr. J. C. AYER A CO., Lowed, Mats.,
Practical ah« Analytical Cheaaiata.
Sold by all druggists and dealers in medicine
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