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The needles here dropped from her oerrelees bands, Al ehe welche« the dying ember* glow, For ont from the broad old chimney-place Come ghostly abadow* of "long ago ;" Shadow* that carry her back again To the time of her childhood's artless joy Shadow* that «how her a tiny row Of «tockiDg* awaiting the Christmas Shadow* that (bow her the faces loved Of many a balf-forgotten friend : And the Chrisimas-eve it is passing by, While Past and Present in shadows blend Alone in the dear old homestead now, With only the shadow* of "Auld Lang • Syne," The clock is ticking the moments on, While the tear* in her aged eyes still shine. If only from ont the silent world— The world of shadows which mock her so— One might return to bis vacant chair, To sit with her in the fire-light's glow I If only—Was that a white, white band Tbatseemed to beckon ber ont of the gloom? Or was it the embers' last bright flash That startled the shadows round the room The Christmas-eve it has passed at length ; • A glorious day from the night is born ; The shadows are gone from earth away, And the bells are ringing for Christmas morn. But ah I by the broad old chimney-place The angel of death keeps watch alone, For straight to the Christ-child'e beckoning arms A longing spirit hath gladly flown. toy. Honesty. Everybody says that everybody should be boneet ; but everybody is not honest either at home or abroad. That we ■boatd be bouest in oar trade, weights and measures, dealing bouest with our neighbors aud strangers is clearly right That a strong principle of integrity should govern us, is just what evtry man not only admits but believes and contends for. There is ne euch thing - as being too honest. Honesty is a vir tue better than gold, richer than rabies, more precione than gems and costly trappings. It is a much richer adorn ment far manhood or womanhood than wealth ean purchase or place ses a re.— To be honest is to be like a child and an angel, and Christ said af little chil dren "of sucb is the kingdom of bea But we wish to write a word— m ven. a strong word—in behalf of honesty — There are many people who are honest away from home. They make home promises only to break them. As bus bands they make a thousand and ene promises to their wives, and hint a thou sand good things and raise many pleas ant expeetatiom they never seem to think of again. Aa wives they practice a thousand little deosits, equivocate many times, when straightforward hon esty was just the thing required. As parent« they eonoeal, go around the troth, deceive and often falsify to their children, when the truth is always bet ter—always the best. Tbe children see their parents' double dealings, see thair want of integrity, and learn to cheat, deceive rad equivocate The ehild is too often a ebip of tbe eld bloek. Kissing in Australia is psrhapa just ly regarded aa too eorious a matter to be trifled with on the stage. An Aus trian manager would be as much sur prised at seeing tbe lover in a play kiss his baloved in earnest, as at seeing the villain in a play atab bis victim in earn est. Hence a scandal tba other night at the Imperial Opera. A handsome tenor, Baatiano Widntapn, having to kiaa the soprano, Signoria Giovanni; in Lortsing'a opera of the "Armourer, that lady at tbe rehearsal requested him to "make believe" in the correct Vien nese manner. Instead of which, when tbe proper moment oame at tbe first performance, the handsome tenor plomply and resonantly- kissed the astonished soprano upon her rosy lips. Signorina Giovanni after the curtain fell went ia a pretty rage to the mana ger and complained. Tbe manager sent for the handsome tenor and re quested him to restrain his ardor for tne future on pain of a worse thing. When the second representation took E laee Signorina Giovanni, distrusting im, exclaimed, loud enough for the house to hear, "I will excuse you from the kiss." Tbe handsome tenor, in censed at the insult, responded in a ■tags whisper, "Thank God for that! Who wants to kiss sucb an old thing !" The houee aat appalled. Signorina Giovanni flounced off the stage, aud the handsome tenor has been bidden to appologix* or abscond.— World. a 21 a I de Goon Humor. —Good humor is tbn elear, blue sky of tbe soul, od which every star of talent will sbioe clearly, and tbe sun of genius enooun- a ter no vapors in bis passage. It is tbe moat exqnisite beauty of a fine face, a rsdesmiog grace iu a homely one It is like tbe green in tbe landscape, har monizing with every color, mellowing the gloriei of tbe bright and softening tbe hne of tbe dark ; like a flute ia full chorus of instruments, a sound not at first discovered by the ear, yet filling up the breaks in the concord with its deep melody. Hiddin Trouble —Alas ! little does the. world know bow many a broken heart is bidden under a cold and stern demeanor of face ; little does it dream of the anguiab that is atifled by tbe rigid lip of pride, or wbat feelings be buried, but alive forever, in the hearts of those whom it looks at daily umente of nnsympathising selfishness It is written, "Every heart knoweth its own bitterness," and that ooncealmtnt bas been ordained by tba same wisdom which has given ns the knowledge of the fact. Happiness. —True happiness is of a retired netnre, end an enemy to pomp and noise ; it arises, in the first plaee frem tbe enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and eonvefsstion of a few select companions. False happiness loves to be in a crowd, and to draw tbe eyes of tbe world upon her. She does not receive any aatis faction from tbe applause gives herself, bot from the admiration sht raises in others. more it, out with ing? tbe as moD aunt, the and cause "I ed help a night, s which she After George Washington returned from the Braddock expedition, it ie known that he asked a young lady to marry him, and waa refused. Mary Phillipe« is tbe name of tbe lady who e century ago end more, missed tbe op portunity of having ber pioture bang upon tbe wall of every well-regulated American home from Maine to Texas. In this instaura, not Mary, bot Martha, chose tbe better part. Aim at perfection in every thing, though in most things it is nnatteined ; however, they wbo aim at it, and per severe, will come much nearer to it tbaa these whose laziness and despoo makee them give it up as nnat iron some kind don't." A things dency m tiioabl*. lumorous. ; Tbe other day a simple-minded Ger man sail on a grocer to pay ing him a $10 note. The a bill, giv grocer ex amined it and said: "Hollo, where did you get this note?" "Vot is de reason mit dose note?*' replied the honest Teu ton ; "don't she rash good, hein ?" "Good !" answered the gtoeer; "why you're a lucky man—that note is worth $10 50." "lab dat so? Why for?" "You see the signature over here, don't you?" "Dose things like a corkscrew mit de worms? Yah." "Well, that's Mr. Spinner's signature." "Yell. "Veil." "Well, Mr. Treasurer of tbe United States." "You don't told me so? Veil." "Well, and notes signed by Mr. Spinner are get ting scarce, and people pay five per cent, more for them than the new issue.' "By shiminy, is dot so?" "Yes.— Lemme see your bills. Why everyone of them is a Spinner. Man alive, yonr fortune is made." In pursuance of the grocer's advice Mr Schneider called at tbe Sub-Treasury Saturday afternoon to get the premium on his bills. Wbat snccess he had it is impossible to state, but he was seen later in the evening lurking rouud tbe street by which the grocer must go borne, and on being ac costed by an acquaintance the following conversation took place: "Der peoples von Sbarmany fights well, hein ?"— New in now at "Ob. yes! the Germans are unquea- at tionably a military nation of the first m class " "Some big fights hein?"— „ ..v- m tt j c j m, *«* "Undbadows? "Und Kœniggratz ?" "Cer "Und Worth, und Mare-la- P on D. all big battles, nnd der Dentaeh licked?' I "Veil, yon joost wait till dat ® grocery .tore shuts himself und you saw a Deutsch victory vot. makes you forgot all dem little ones." | p. "Leipsic ? "Yes." tainly. Tour, und Gravelotte, und Sedan?" "Of coarse, of ooorse!" "Dose wee "Yes. j » Thi Biatxn Party.—"M y, eon," said a pions father on South Hill to hie , knnofnl enn 'd-*.. AlA hopeful bod. you did not saw any wood in for the kitchen stove yesterday, I told you to ; you left the back gate open and let the cew get ont ; yon ont off eigh- the teen feet from the clothe* line to mike I #t a lasso; yon atoned Mr. Robinaon'e pet dog nnd lamed it; you put a hard-. ■mm «a. » .b. bi-.d «in-, m I, you tied a strange dog to Mr. Jacob sen's door bell, end painted red and green stripes on the lege of old Mrs. I Polaby'e white pony, tod bang yonr aiater's bustle out at tbe front window. I in Now, wbat am I—wbat can I do to you for euch conduct?" "Are all the counties heard from ?" asked the candi- I I««, Tb. f..b„ r.,IM .,.,.1,, "No trifling, sir; ne, I have yet several re ports to receive from others of the neighbor*." "Then," replied the boy, "J® *i| l * "you will not be justified in proceeding to extreme measures until tbe offieial count is in." Shortly afterwards tbe election was tbrowa into the house, and before half the votes were oanvassed it . ... I so ct was evident, from tbe peculiar mtona tion of tbe applause, that the boy was dain, badlv beaten. urday J held earn to in him first the re for the in a !" to to be a benevolent gentleman in Boston who gives twenty-five cents for religious purpose* every time he swears ! has already sworn a new steeple on the Presbyterian churoh, and now is eu He gaged "cussing up" a gift to the Home Missionary Society . n, _ JT 1 w ® u gg*®ted that soute of the men who indulge in the "profane tu this vicinity, should imitate that Boitou By this mean« it i. thought that a new.fence might be put around tha Forest Cemetery very eoeu.] , 21 man. The iogeoious Freuob have contrived a novel way to impress a barbaric mmd. M. De Braxza, who has charge of the expedition to Senegal, carries an elec tric battery in hia pocket commuoicat -1 ing with tha two rings on bis haud.aud 1 h other apparatus soattered about his person. When he shakes hands with a savage chief, that ebief will be very much astonished—for tbe electrio shook will ran np his arm, and he will lightening playing about the head | of his visitor. tee Pompey : Wes you eber in lab, Sambo? Sambo: Ne, Pompey, I'se Heber bad dat 'aperiance ; baa you ?— Pompey : Ob, yes, Sambo, I knows what dat thrillin' emoabun ia. Sam bo: Well. Pompey. please 'splaio it to ! dis unfortunate chile. Pompey: I's* very hippy Sstnbo, to tell you in s beautiful figger,*'wbat it am like. When I was in love it was like a buckwbeat cake a noattn up to de sky, while all de little angels was pourin' 'lasses on | a a It me. Two young gentlemen were gravely discussing tbe social problem whether l.dv D nnn e r < l 1 U .!!!L d 'r ; !k d !l th *' * ? 0Ung I lady upon parting with her gentlemen callera at the gate or the ball door, shall ask them to call again. One in- I sisted that such an invitation waa tbe proper thiDg to do. Tbe other denied , it, "bccaufe," said he, "I go to see a ?Âa'l k r:, nr,; again. "Is there an opening here for an in tellectual writer ?" aaid a very red-facad | youth, with the cork of a bottle atiekiug out of his breast pocket. The editor with much dignity took the young man's intellect in, and said: "An open-1 ing? yes, air; a kind and considerate carpenter, forseeing your visit, left opening for you. Turn tbe knob to tbe right.'' an A young French duchess onoo ob- . n ..r.,d » M.d.. d. ; "M, aunt, you most admit that 10 Eogland | the queens govern better than the kings, and do you know why, my aunt ? Be cause under kings it it woman wbo govern, and men under queens. A Waterville girl worked tbe motto, "I need tbee every bonr," end present- I ed it to ber chap. He says be oan't 8 help it. It takes him two boura to a :"d d p "v*' rrt *" d night, and business baa got to be at -1 on tended to >1 j? A woman recently entered a store in Connecticut, and sat down in front of an iron safe to warm ber feet After sitting some twenty or thirty minutes, she re marked that she "never did like them kind of stoves—they don't throw ont •caroely any heat, those gasburoera don't." * A man bar been arrested for taking things aa they coma. is ly and will , ÿtÂtoœn jjirwtorg. Ger CORPORATION OFFICERS. Town Commissioners — T. E. Burn, Presi dent; Tuos. Massey, Jr., Secretary ; Jus. B. Scowdrick, O. W. Wilson, Wm. W. Wilson. Amnsoa—C. E. Anderson. Triasubir. —Isaac Jones. Justice or the Peace.— DeW. C. Walker. Policeman. —L. B. Woodward Lampi.ighteb. —F. Schreitz. giv ex did Teu ?" don't and get per the at the ac NOTARY PUBLIC. John A. Reynolds. TRUSTEES OF THE ACADEMY. Hon John P. Cochran, Pres. ; Henry Davis, Treas. ; Samuel Penington, Secretary ; James Kanely, B. Gibbs, R. T. Cochran, N.Williams. Pbincipal or Acadbmt. — T. 8. Stevens. now OFFICERS OF CITIZENS' NAT'L BANK. Directors. —Henry Clayton, B. Gibbs, B. T. Biggs, John A. Reynolds, James Colbert son, E. 0. Fenimore, M. E. Walker, J. B. Cazier. Joseph Biggs. Presiubnt. —Henry Clayton, Cashiib.— J. R. Hall. Tblleb. —John S. Crouch. DIRECTORS OF TOWN HALL CO. J. M Cox, Pres.; Samuel Penington, Sec.; J. R. Hnl', Treas.; R. A. Cochran, Jas. Cul bertson, Jas. H. Scowdrick, Wm. H. Barr. CHURCHES. Forest Pbesbytiriah.— Rev. John Patton, D. D . Pastor. Divine service every Sunday at 10.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. Sunday School at 9 a.m. Lecture on Wednesdays at 7.30 p. m - Sunday School in tbe Cbapel at Arm strong's every Sunday at 2.30 p. m. m, St. Abbe's Pbotestaht Episcopal.— Rev. Wm.C. Butler, Rector. On Sunda.vs-Morning Prayer. 10.30 a. m.: Evening Prayer, 7:00 P- ">• Sunday School, 9a. m. Evening Prayer on Fridays at 5 o'clock. Methodist Episcopal, —Rev. L. C. Matlack, D. D., Pastor. Service every.Snnday at 10.30 I a.m. and 7.30 p m. Sunday School at 9.30 ®- m - «nd 2.30 p. m. Prayer Meeting on V.THom^-Rev N. Morris Pastor. Service every other Sunday at 10.30 | p. m., 3 and 8 p. m. Sunday School every Sunday at 1 p. m. , . _ .. A DOM RAM CHAPTER NO. 5, R. A. M. Meetg in Masonic Hal] on the 8econd and fonrth Fri _ days of every month at 8 o'clock, p m. Union Lodge No. 5, A. F. A.M. the fir8t and ,hird Tuesdays of every month I #t 8 °' c,ock ' p m * M "° nicHa11 * _ . „ „ , _ .. .ä'.'Stä: 1 .s T' ts Town llall. I Good Samaritan Lodge, No 9. Meets every Thursday evening at 7} o'clk. Lodge Room I in Cochran Hall, No. 2, Cochran Square. I Middletown B. k L. Association.— Samuel Lfclock, p.m. Mutual Loan Association or Middletown. "J® 8 - H. Scowdrick, Pres.; A. G. Cox, retary. Meets on tbe third Tuesday of every at 8 0 - clock p . m . ' MASONIC Meets on KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS. I. O. O. F. BUILDING AND LOAN. Sec AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION. Pinins. Agricultural and Pomological As I so ct at ion. —Wm. R. Cochran, President and Chairman of Board of Managers; J. B. Nau dain, Secretary. Annual Meeting fourth Sat urday in January. Next annual fair will be held on October 4tb, 5th and 6tb, 1876. I DIAMOND STATE BRASS BAND. Meets for practice every Monday evening at 8 o'clock, DELAWARE RAILROAD. * Passenger trains goieg North leave at 7.07 I 8-33 a m and 3 59 p m ; going South at 10.42 am i ® nd 1-34 and 8.52 p m. Freight trains with passenger car attached, going North, leaye a ,8.05 pm; going South, at 2.40 a m. | _ . 0 mcR Houas.-Opens at 6 30 a m and closes at 9 p m every day except Sunday Mails for the North close at 8.15 a m, and I 3.40 p m. Mail for tbe South closes at 10 15 a tr . Mails for Odessa close at 10.23 a m and 8.S0 P08T OFFICE. the marked [ P STAGE LINES 0 , , n . ... „ * , shortly after arrival of the 10.43 am and 8.52 p m mail trains, ___ Independent in everything! Neutral in Nothing! Mails for Warwick, Sassalras and Cecilton close at 10.23 a m. Stages for Warwick, Sassafras and Cecilton leave shortly after arrival of the 10.43 a m train. We town Opposed to all Corrupt Rings In Municipal, State and National Affairs ! A f imt.clam morning newspa per. I® published every morning, Snndays ex ce P ted i ® nd delivered in the Oitv of Pbiladel Towns,'"for* ïwELV^CENTS PER^WEEk) payable to the carriers. It contains all the | News of the Day, including the Associated Press Telegrams, Special Telegrams And Correspondence I ®" interest, full and accurate Local Reports, and Fearless Editorial Discns atons of all current topics. It is a first-class I newspaper in every respect, . Ar ® ta,tefuIly ® n d attra ctively displayed. per in this City or State, with the single ception of the Ledger, and is constantly in creasing. ADVERTISEMENTS ~r~> 1 o_ ^ ** 1 oC wU., Agents for th* „ _ OJLjU ex Oysters! Oysters! n . . l. .u , ,, accommodate both We have made arrangements with E. Con 8 *r A Co., of Franklin, Va., to have oar Oys , * k ? n L fro jn Chincoteagne Bay, which are on short notice, LADIES and GENTLEMEN WITH THI FINEST OYSTERS Tbat can be obtained. CONFECTIONERY, CAKE, —AND— FBUIT DEPABTMENT is full, as nsual. Children's TOYS constant ly on hand. We will still furnish parties with Ice Cream and Cakes. As usual, our will be fall. COME. COME I COME!) COME!!! frg (goods and (groteim B. 1870 . 1870 . Cheap, Cheaper, Cheapest. FALL 1 WINTER GOODS Just Received, AND TO BE SOLD AT VERY REDUCED PRICES FOR CASB. DRESS GOODS —of nearly all kinds, very cheap. NOTIONS .—Neck Ties, Gloves, Hosiery, Jewelry, and all Fancy Goods, very low. CLOTHING. —Men's and Boys' Ready-Made Clothing, fine Dress Suits and common Suits, from $5 to $20. CARPETS —30 pieces of Carpeting, consist ing of Cottage, Hemp, Rag, Ingram, 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 $ SHOES. —Men's fine Boots from $2.50 to $5 ; Men's Gaiters from $1.75 to $4; Men's Centennial Bnckle low cnt Shoes from $2.50 to $4 ; Ladies' Slippers, Bals, and Gaiters from 75 cts. to $3 All styles of Children's Shoes from 25 cents to $1.50. SE WING MA CHINE NEEDLES. GUNS $ PISTOLS .—Double and Single barreled Guns; Single, Double and 7-shot Cartridge Pistols from $1 to $6. Cart ridges, Ac. All persons wishing to get the worth of tbeir money will do well to give ns a call. M. L. HARDCASTLE, with B. B. p. 3 S. R. STEPHENS & CO. or Dry Goods, NOTIONS, GBOCEBIES PROVISIONS, &c., in FOR THI PALI AND WINTER TRADE. COME LOOK AT IT, THEN BUY CHEAP F or the Ready Cash. ELIASON BROS. Middletown, Del. Having concluded that large sales and quick returns will not only pay better than having the goods iày on the shelves, but enable us to constantly show a greater variety marked all our we have ^ « g « GOODS DOWN, S j* e B TO A VERY LOW FIGURE. We have recently added to our Stock and are prepared to exhibit to the inhabitants of this town and vicinity a magnificent line of I DRY GOODS, FANCY GOODS, READY-MADE CLOTHING, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, CAPS, NOTIONS, Etc., etc. We adhere strictly to " Popular Prices," and the popular verdict on our prices is that no goods of the same style and work manship can be bought anywhere else for tbe same money. We have with us W. GEO. MABREY. November 18tb, 1876. TO THE PUBLIC. T HE subscriber would call the attention of the pnblic to the large aid well-selected Stock of Goods, CONSISTING IN PART OF Dry Goods, Notions, groceries, BOOTS AND SHOES, HATS, HARDWARE, (kneeware. Wood and Willow Ware. Earthen and Stone Ware, FISH, MEATS, &c. AND IVIRYTHINGgiaUALLY KEPT IN A First Class Country Store.* All of which have been selected with and will be sold care, At Prlcea In accordance with the times. Give us a call brfou purchasing ilsiwhiii NO CHARGE FOR SHOWING GOODS. OHAS. TATMAN, Jr., MIDDLETOWN, DEL. Jan 1, 1878—tf Sim? tables. PHILADELPHIA, WILMINGTON AND BALTIMORE RAILROAD. . &! Del. Division—Time Table. WINTER ARRANGEMENT. O N and after Monday, NOV. 27th, 187S, (Sunday« excepted,) Train« will leave as follow«: NOBTHWARD. Passenger. Mixed a. m. p. M. r. M. I-Baltimore- 10 36 7 50 1 -Philadelphia— 10 06 6 40 ; 8 60 -Wilmington— 8 60 4 20 8 32 -Del. Jonction 9 65 6 48.5 23 -Newcastle— _ -State Road- 3 24 3 82 -Bear- 8 21 3 49; -Rodney- 8 13 3 39, -Kirkwood-8 11 ! 3 37 6 37 -Mt. Pleasant— 8 02 , 3 26 3 22 -Middletown— 7 54 3 16 6 09 -Townsend- 7 37 2 59 4 44 -Blackbird-7 31! 2 80 4 32 -Green Spring- 7 24 2 42 4 20 -Clayton- 7 20 2 37 ! 412 -Symrna- 7 00 2 15; 8 12; 7 281-Brenford- 7 13 2 25! 3*7 819 7 38 -Moorton- 7 06 2 18 3 46 SOUTHWARD. Passenger. Mixed. A. M. P. M. A. M. 3 00, 515 6 30 5 00 7 00 8 10 9 35 very low. fol cts. Mat from to cnt All of 8 42 9 43 8 32 4 01! 9 57 6 50 10 05 6 59 10 08 7 02 1016 710 6 54 10 25 7 20 6 C7 10 42 7 38 6 25 1051 748 638 10 56 7 53 6 45 1104 8 00 6 f 8 1111 8 06 ! 720 1126 8 26 1116 1122 1133 8311 767'-Dover 1140 8 37; 8 07 3 27 2 07 6 55 1 58 3 11 6 48 -Wyoming- -Woodsid —Canterbury 8 34 -Felton 9 00 -Harrington 9 12,-Farmington— 9 26-Greenwood 9 42;-B ridge vill 10 09 -Seaford— 10 29 -Laurel 10 46 -Delmar— II 48 1 49 2 56 8 45 6 41 144 2 46 11 53 11 58 1212 1219 6 37 8 49 2 39 8 54 6 33 219 9 07 6 20 116 1 17 1 06 1 43 12 29 1239 12 55 129 102 12 36 102 12 21:12 35 1219 1215 114 1 25 The Mixed trains will be run subject to de lays incident to freight business. Trains will stop only at stations where lime is given. Mixed Train north will stop at New Castle only to leave Passengers from Stations sontb. New Cattle Traîne —Leave New Castle for Wilmington and Philadelphia at 7 35, 11 40 a. m 6 20 p m. Leave Wilmington 6 20 a m, and 1 30 p. m, for New Castle. Smyrna Branch Traint —Additional to those above leave Smyrna for Clayton 10 45 am 3 50 and 7 45 pm. Leave Clayton for Smyrna 725 a m., 2 40, 4 15 and 8 10 p m , to make connection with trains (North and South) from Clayton. CONNECTIONS : At Townsend, with Queen Anne's and Kent Rail Road. At Clayton, with Maryland and Delaware Rail Road. At Harrington, with Junction and Breakwater Rail Road. At Sea ford, with Dorchester and Delaware Rail Road. At Delmar, with Eastern Shore Rail Road, and Wicomico and Pocomoke Rail Road. H. F. KENNEY, Sup't. dec. 2-tf Fall and Winter Arrangement. On and after WEDNESDAY, OCT. 11, THE STEAMER «! TRUMPETER, will leave Georgetown, Md., at 8 o'clk, a. m., Shallcross' nt 8:30, Turnen's Creek at 9, Bet terton at 9.30, and Buck's Neck at 11 o'clock, every Monday, Wednesdays and Friday, ar- I riving m Baltimore at 1 o clock, p. m. Re turning will leave Baltimore at 10.30 a. m. I every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The "Trumpeter" has recently been thor oughly overhauled and repaired, and is now in fiist-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 n hieb end we will ever be found striving to tbe utmost of our ability, marl-ly WM. CUNDIFF, Master. WM. M. SLAY, Attorney aid Cmsellor at Lav, - I Collections of claims, and Other Legal bus iness, promptly attended to in Kent and ad ininin? .-nanties joining counties. nov 4-3m | CHESTERTOWN, MARYLAND. JOHN A. REYNOLDS, Notary Public, MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE. MARTIN B. BURRIS, Land Surveyor, jun!7-ly MIDDLETOWN, DEL. ^ « 0Î g Iff « So g> ■g »ng. S' 1 S'* g ^ ' 3.1 B g, 10 ** h 11. |12. j 13. 14. 15. M TH0S.E GILPIN, , & S JS j* e B as Asl 3-SS ill S5 £ o o gSa =••3 DENTIST, SÔ* ?•§ S m MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE, Feb 14-ly. 5 . . Conveyancers, Survej ore. Real Estate Agents, tr. , - , . . , . „ 1 Houses and Lands rented and.rents collec niit, n "a ne S 0tl , ated ; Tl,1 f " ftm r d j Deeds, Bonds, Mortgages, and other Legal papers carefully drawn, and supervised by counsel permanently retained. Correspon dence solicited. Reference famished. REYNOLDS & CO., No. 832 Market Street, WILMINGTON, DELAWARE Collectors of Accounts, Bills, Ac. RE7 NOLDS k CO., | No. 832 Mabknt Strict, Wilmington, Del. | Jan 11 —ly FIRE Insurance Agency, MIDDLETOWN, DEL. A. G. COX. Agent. ^W"fnsurance placed in safe and reliable companies. DEEDS, MORTGAGES, WILLS and other I Legal papers prepared. | a a Wir A CIOT 7 T 7 T I THOMAS MASSEY, Jr., 8 _ , An d. Waten Maker, _ - Kata Street, »ex* door to ITatlonal Hotel C r new w . u t , v .,1 I8 LOCKS, Watches, Jewelry, Ac. neatly | and promptly repared. j Always on band and for sale, Clocks, Watches, Plated Ware, Forks, Spoons, Sil- I ver 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 FOR De VIN NY'S SPEC TA CLES Dec. 12—tf. CONVEYANCING. A. G. COX. November 4, 1876—3m CLOCK Middletown, Delaware he the JOB PRINTING Of Evcrjr Description NEATLY EXECUTED AT THIS OFFICE. PRINTING! M. 60 32 37 22 09 44 32 20 46 Transcript Office, MIDDLETOWN. DEL., BOOK, CARD AND GENERAL JOB PRINTING. 27 11 56 46 Having 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 39 17 43 —SUCH AS— CARDS, CIRCULARS, BILL HEADS, LETTER HEADS, CHEQUES, NOTES, DRAFTS, LABELS, DODGERS, and COMMERCIAL PRINTING GBK8RAUY. —WE ALSO PRINT— PAMPHLETS, PROGRAMMES, STOCK CERTIFICATES, CATALOGUES, REPORTS, Etc., Etc. «! I And cordially invite all persons who may have need of any of these things, or any style or kind of printing, I to favor us with a call and I.arn especial attention to the printing of prices. We give POSTERS, SALE BILLS 9 Etc., which for 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 we respectfully solicit the pa tronage of our friends and the public. 0UB PRESSES are the latest improved kind while our stock of dis play TYPE8, CUTS, &c., cannot be surpassed by any I office on the peninsula. Employing skilled workmen and giving our own personal and constant attention 10 b "»*"es«, we feel satisfied of oar ability to give satisfaction to all who may favor us with orders, and | inrite an examination of the style and quality of our work. Orders bjr mall, or otherwise, will re ceive prompt attention. E. REYNOLDS. THE MILD POWER CURE6 HOHPHKKYS' HOMŒOPATHIC SPECIFICS. Been In general use for twenty yeare. Everywhere proved the most S4FE, SIMPLE, ECONOMICAL and EFFICIENT medicines known. They are just what the people want, saving time and money averting sickness and suffering. Each single specific the well tried prescription of an eminent physician. Nos. Cures. 1. Fkvkbs, Congestion, Inflammations, 25 2. Worms, Worm Fever, Worm Colic, 25 3. Crying-Colic, or Teething of Infants, 25 4. Diarrhcea, of Children or Adults, 5- Dysentery, Griping, Billious Cholic, ' 6. Cholera-Mobbcs, Vomiting, 7. Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, 3.1 8 . Neuralgia, Toothache, Faceache, 9. Headaches, Sick Headache, Vertigo, 10 Dyspepsia, Billions Stomach, 11. Suppressed, or Painful Periods, |12. W Hites, too Profuse Periods, j 13. Croup, Cough, Difficult Breathing, 14. Salt Rheum, Erysipelas, Eruptions, 15. RHECHATisM, Rheumatic Pains, 16. Feveb and Ague, Chill Fever, Agues, 50 17. Piles, blind or bleeding, 18. Ophthalmy, and Sore or Weak Eyes, 50 . 19. Catarrh, acute or chronic, Influenza, 50 20. Whooping-Coui-h, violent coughs, ?!' é STH !i A ' °PP ressed breathing, 22. Eab Discharges, impaired hearing, 23. Scrofula, enlarged glands, Swellings, 50 1 24. General Disability,Physical Weakness,50 2 5. Dropsy and scanty Secretions, 26 . SzA-StcxNESs, sicknsss from riding, 2 7. Kidney Diseape, Gravel, 28 . Nervous Debility, Seminal Weakness Cents. 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 or involuntary discharges, 29. Sou Mouth, Canker, 30. Urinary Wkakness, wetting the bed, ll | 31. Painful Pkkiods, with Spasms, 32. Diskasi of Heart, palpitations, etc., 1 00 | 33. Epilepsy, Spasms, St. Vitus' Dance, ] 00 34. Diptheria, ulcerated sore throat, ' • 50 35. Chronic Congestions and Eruptions, 5o 1 00 50 50 FAMILY CASES. Case (Morocco) with above 35 large vials and Manual of directions, $io 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 Bboadway, N. Y. .^*"For sale by ail druggists. CLARENCE ANDERSON, Agent, Middletown, Del. mh25- y « FOR SALE t A HANDSOME BRICK RESIDENCE locat ed on the corner of Main and Scott Sts., Middletown, Delaware, only one sqnare from the Delaware R. R. depot, containing sixteen rooms, besides bathroom, with tank, and cel lar. The house is fitted up with nil the mod ern improvements and conveniences for honse keoping. There is also a large brick stable, carriage aDd ice ' h ° u ? e °? ,he premises—all under the 8 ® me roof—m the attie of which is another large tank. This is one of the finest properties in tbe town and i« very desirable as a residence. An office a,,acl >ed to the house, together with its convenient location, makes it p.rticularlv suitable for a broker, lawyer, physician or other professional man. It will be offered for sale until January 1st I8 l 7 ' When ' if . D0, B0ld > il wiH be f or rent. Possession given at once. For further information apply to JOHN A REYNOLDS, or on the premises to dec 2—tf J. B. FENIMORE. THE OLD AND •RELIABLE. T HE undersigned respectfully informs the citizens of Middletown and vicinity that he is prepared with excellent Horses, Wagons and Carta, to do all kinds of HAULING at the lowest rates. Coal and Lumber hauled at short notice and on the most resonable terms. Orders for baggage or other parcels left at the Post Office will receive prompt attention. Good Building Sand always on hand. * janl-77 W. W. WL80N. drain, lumber, deed, &t. ISAAC IOBBB. I»., GRAIN DEALER I Middletown, Delaware. AGENT FOR Wm. Lea Sç Sons 9 BRANDYWINE MILLS. Highest Market Price PAID FOR GRAIN On Chenprake and Delaware Wate is OR ON DELAWARE R. R. And its Connections. Jan 1, 1876-tf. J. B. rOABD. WM. A. COMESTS. FOARD & C0MEGYS, Grain Commission Merchants, AND WHOLESALE AND BRAIL DE A LEES IN Lime, Fertilizers, COAL, FLOUR, MEAL, FEED, &c., ALSO, Agricultural Implements. Sole agents for HAMILTON'S CELEBRATED GRAIN AND PHOSPHATE DRILL. A Iso, Sole Agents for tbe SOLUBLE PACIFIC Guano, Whann's Raw-Bone Super-Phosphate and SUN GTTANO, BUSSELL COE'S PHOSPHATE, J. M. Rhodes' Genuine Phosphate, Which we can sell on terms to suit tbe tight ness of tbe times. All kinds of COAL constantly on band, and for sale at the very lowest cash rates. STANTON MILLS BEST BRANDS OF FLOUE. Isaac Jones, Jr •9 MIDDLETOWN, DEL., and what well G-B.AT-KT 25 25 25 50 50 50 50 Commission Merchant 25 25 25 25 25 25 AND WHOLESALE AND BETAIL DEALER IX 25 25 25 25 COAL, LIME, FLOUR, 25 25 50 FEED, SEEDS, 50 50 50 FERTILIZERS, 50 50 50 Agricultural Implements, dec. ll 00 00 50 5o 00 50 50 Best Lehigh and Schuylkill anthracite and Cnmberland bituminons Coals on of hand at all times. Jan 1 , 1876-tf. ESTABLISHED (832. ODESSA WAGON WORKS. Constantly on hand a large stock of well seasoned materials, from which those desiring Wagons >an be accommodated at short notice Also, a large stock of PLOWS, HECKENDORN, MOORE, WILEY, ETC. CONCAVE, lamvs, Cultivators, Bolins, k Farmers' Attention Is called to the celebrated PI0NEEB STUMP PULLEE, which has met with universal favor, having been tried in nearly every State. REPAIRING neatly and promptly attended to. We are selling low for cash. L. V. ASPRIL & SON, ODESSA, DELA WARE. Janury 15th, 1*76—tf MIDDLETOWN T>LOWS and Plow Castings, Machine Cast A ings of all kinds on hand or made to order Particular attention given to Repairing Machinery. Cash for old Iron. WM. L. BUCKE k SON F Fannders and » mists. Jan 1 -tf S66 to $77 Jfljister'n Orders. REGISTER'S ORDER. REGISTER'S OFFICE, New Castle County, November 20, 1876. Upon tbe application of Thomas B. Gould, administrator of Samuel Jobes, late of St. Qflbrges Hundred in said County, deceased, it is ordered and directed by the Register that tbe Administrator aforesaid, give notice of tbe graotinq; of Letters of Administration upon the Estate of the deceased, with the date of granting thereof, by causing advertisements to be posted within forty days from tbe date of such Letters, in six of tbe most public places of tbe County of New Castle, requiring all persons having demands against tbe Es tate to present tbe same, or abide by an Act of Assembly in sucb case made and provided; and also cause the same to be inserted witbin the same period in the Middlbtowk Tran script, a newspaper published in Middletown, and to be continued therein two months. Given under tbe band and Seal or Office of ( -tbe Register aforèsaid, at New Castle, •( L.S. V in New Castle County aforesaid, the 1 1 day and yearabove written I 9 8. 0. BIGGS, Register. NOTICE. All persons having claims against the Es tate of tbe deceased must present tbe same, duly attested, to tbe Administrator on or bo fors Nov. 20th, 1877, or abide tbe Aet of As sembly in sucb case made and provided. TH08. H GOULD, Admr. Address—Middletown, Del. nov2l REGISTER'S ORDER. REGISTER'S OFFICE, New Castle County, November 22, 187fi. Upon the application of Samuil Towmbxd, Aecutorof John Towbbrvd, late of Appoquin imink Hundred, in said County, deceased, it is ordered and directed by tbe Register tbe Execntor aforesaid give notice of tbe granting of Letters Testamentary upon tbe Estate of tbe deceased, with tbe dateorgrant ing thereof, by canring advertisements to be posted withie forty days from tbe date of such Letters, in six of tbe most pnblic places in tho County of New Castle, requiring nil persons having demands against the Baute to present the same or abide an Act of Assembly fa such case made and provided ; and also cause tbe same to be inserted within tbe same period in the Middlitowh Trabscript, a newspaper pub lished in Middletown, nnd to bn continued therein two mootbs. Given under tbe band nnd Seal of Office of .. -... the Register aforesaid,«NewOastle, 4 LS. fin New Castle County aforesaid, tbe 1 '-v-' J day and year above written. that 3. C. BIGGS, Regia 1er. NOTIGB. All persons having clai against the Ba tate of tbe deceased most present tbe same, duly attested, to tbe Executor on or before Nov. 22d, 1877, or abide an Act of Amembly io such case made and provided. SAMUEL TOWNSEND, Execntor. Address—Townsend, Del. nov2fi REGISTER'S ORDER REGISTER'S OFFICE, New Castle County, Oct. 25tb, 1878. Upon tbe application of J. Addison Aspill, Administrator of Mary Ann Aspril, late of St. Georges Hd., in said County, deceased, it ia or dered aud directed by the Register that the Administrator aforesaid, give notice of.tbe granting of Letters of Administration upon tbe Estate of tbe deceased, with the date of of granting thereof, by causing advertise ments to be posted witbiu forty days from the date of such Letters, in six of tbe , most public places of the County of New Cas tie, requiring all persona having demand* against tbe Estate to present tbe same, or abide an Act of Assembly in sucb case made and provided ; and also cause the same to be inserted witbin tbe same period in the Mid dletown Transcript, a newspaper published in Middletown, and to be continued therein two months. Given under tbe hand and Seal of -, Office of tbe Register aforesaid, at L. S. v New Castle, in New Castle County v—' ' aforesaid.' tbe day and year above written. S. C. BIGGS Register. NOTICE. All persons having claims against tbe Estate of the deceased most present the same duly attested to tbe Administrator on or before Oct. 25th, 1877, or abide an Act of Assembly in such case made and provided. J ADDISON ASPRIL, Admiaiitrator. Address— St. George», Del. oct 28-2m II THE BEST IS CHEAPEST." THE DAYIS VERTICAL FEED SHUTTLE SEWING MACHINE is unhesitatingly pronounced by haeteof prac tical operators to b.' tbe best machine for >racticability and economy, as well as dura >i)ity and simplicity, now before the publte. !t is, beyond question, more desirable for all kinds of work than any other machine in use. It is the only practical machine for hem ming bias alpaca, poplin or other such goods without batting, and is especially adapted to DRESS MAKING. The Vertical Feed-Bar involves a new feature, possessing on* of tbs most valuable working principles ever in vented. The DAYIS was awarded the highest pre mium, A Gold Medal, over 19 competitors after a severe test of six weeks, by tbe Franklin Institute of Philadel phia, in 1874 It received the 1st PREMIUM as the best machine for general use at tbe great Centen nial Exposition in Philadelphia; It was also awarded th* FIRST PREMIUM At the THIRD ANNUAL FAIR ts OF THE PENINSULA AGRICULTURAL k POMOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION At Middletown One of these excellent machines is now at the shop of Mr T E Horn in Middletown, where it can be seen and examined. W. & S. SPEARMAN. AGINTS, 507 King street, Wilmington, Del oc8-3m J. MELEE & BEO,, MERCHANT TAILORS, S. E. Cor, Sicond and Arch Sts., PHILADELPHIA, Have in Stock a full line of Fin* Overcoating», Salting«, Casa I in«!«,, and Tastings the newest designs for FALL aud WIN TER wear, which will be made to order in latest styles and best manner. Special at tention given to Dress Suits. CALL AND EXAMINE OUR STOCK, oct 10 -tf A. L. LEONARD, General Commission Merchant, WANTED, butter, eggs, cotton, wool, tobacco. HIDES, GRAIN, BARK, GREEN AND DRIED FRUIT, Ac., Ac. 68 South Street, BALTIMORE, Md. jul l-6m ^R cash buyers, farms In New Castle coun Seud descriptive lists to r REYNOLDS k CO., 832 Market street WILMINGTON, DEL. WANTED, 0Ct21tf .