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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AT MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE. SüBscRimoN Rates.— 1 Two Dollars a I ear; One Dollar for Six Months payable in ad vance. Advkbtisino Ratks.—E ight cents a line for first Insertion ; Fonr cents a line tor each additional Insertion. One inch of space count ed as twelve lines. Standing advertisements at special rates. Business Gossip notices, Ten cents a line each insertion. Obituaries and Tributes of Respect, Five cents a Une. No advertisements inserted among reading matter. W No free advertising. Friday Afternoon, Feb. 8, 1884. DELAWARE R. R.—TRAINS LKAVÏ MIDDLETOWN. GOING NORTH I 9.22 a. M. GOING SOUTH ; 2.14 P. Jf. 11.42 A. M. 5.08 P. M. 7.» A. M. 4.42 P. M. 7.30 P. M. 10.11 a. M. LOCAL AFFAIRS. Town Notes. — Travel over the Delaware railroad is brisk. — M. N. Willits has stored away 400 tons of ice for Middletown folks. — During five days 192 horses were shod at one Middletown blacksmith shop, re cently. — Several days of this week were warm enough to bring the spring poet out of his hole. — Theodore W. Armstrong,wheelwright and blacksmith, is succeeded by James • W. Oldfield. — The Rev. H. Tullidge, of Smyrna, will preach at St. Anne's P. E. Church on Sunday next. _A public sale of farm stock and im plements is announced for every day next week, in lower New Castle county. _The mercury was as high as 64 on Wednesday afternoon. Warm weather, that, for the first week in February. — The attendance at the public schools, which fell off on account of the prevalence of mumps and measles, is coming up again. — The annual Town election will be held on the first Monday in March. Two Commissioners to serve two years will be elected. — The " D'esta Bros. Humpty Dumpty Pantomime and Specialty Company" has engaged the Town Hall for a performance on February 18th. — Among our new advertisements this week will be found that of Robert McCoy's lime, much used in this section. Joseph Hanson is the local agent. — The Rev. J. S. Ellis, of Church Hill, Md., preached at St. Anne's P. E. Church last Sunday morning and evening. The congregation was large in the morning. _j. H. Emerson, upholsterer, will to-morrow from the Howell build in remove ing to the building on East Main street recently occupied by Hopkins, the baker. _From now on predictions about the early arrival of spring will be plentiful. But you can't feel sure that spring is here until you see a pack pedlar and an organ a grinder. — Miss Roberts intends to have torn away the old building on Main street, east of L. P. McDowell's residence, and a new building erected on the site daring the coming spring. — After a long struggle the Irving Lyceum is at last in condition to pay all its debts and to look at the future with a broad gauge smile. It has upwards of sixty active members. — The Pythian Bazar, to open ou Tues day evening, will probably draw a great number of persons each evening that it is held. The preparations for the bazar have been made on a big scale. — W. F. Roche, of Philadelphia, known to many Middletown folks, advertises in the Transcript for a small tract of land near a Peninsular town. He wants to lease it for a term of years. — It will cost yon nothing to go in to the Pythian Bazar next week, but before you get out you will no doubt find a deficiency in your treasury. But, oh, beloved reader, fun is not free in this world of ours, _The Rev. M. A. Bronson, assistant pastor of Central Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, will preach at Forest Church next Sunday, morning and evening, exchanging with the Rev, Mr, Alexander, — The following letters are unclaimed at the Middletown post-office: William Befety, MissSallie Lewis, James Stanley, Thomas E. Watson. Persons calling for these letters should state that they are advertised. _It is the intention of R. H. Eiiason, now in Colorado, to start home as soon as he feels strong enough to attempt the journey. He is not receiving that benefit to his health he hoped to receive by the change of climate. — The funeral of Aldridge R. Cochran, of R. R. Cochran, of Sassafras, took son place on Sunday, the services being con ducted by the Rev. Louis Walke, at St. Anne's P. E. Church. The burial was at Forest Cemetery. _R. a. Brice, of the firm of J. E. Hen drickson & Co., Philadelphia, sold to-day for George N. Gill, to a Philadelphia, butcher, thirteen head of fat cattle, at 6Q cents per pound. This is thought a good price at this time. _There are few, if any, houses for rent in Middletown. It strikes us that a capitalist could make no better investment than to build about twenty neat cottages in some pleasant part of the town and rent them to good tenants. The investment would pay about ten per cent, gross. _TPe managers of the late lamented Peninsular Agricultural and Poinological Association will receive proposals for the purchase of the buildings and privileges of the association to-morrow afternoon. This is an opening for some enterprising man or association ot men to start a fair. — Middletown now supports two book and news stands. A few years ago there Evidently we are reading a deal more than we read awhile back. was none. great And the rapidly growing home list of readers of the Transcript shows that the value of the local newspaper is appreciated in the community. Masons of Middletown, whose lodge goat lias been prancing around at a pretty lively rate of late, intend making great improvements to their lodge room and fitting up a cozy reception i*>m, ad - A committee lias — The joining the lodge room, the matter in hand. Masonic lodge is said to be one of the strongest in the State. — At the regular meeting of Irving Ly next Monday evening there will be readings, recitations, answers to ques tions, and vocal and instrumental music, we are persuaded by a glance at the pro gram that the exercises will be very entertaining. Of course, all who are inter ested in the Lyceum and its work will be •welcomed by the members. _ According to the Jacksonville, Florida, Times-Union, R. C. Hayes, of Odessa, was robbed of $192 at the Jackson ville Hotel one day last week. Shortly after his arrival Mr. Hayes was seen in company with two men who had régis tered at'the hotel as D. C. Walker and N. A bell boy reported to Mr. The Middletown oeum on Shad the propietor, that these two men had taken Mr. Hayes to his room in an insensible condition and were holding Mr. Shad ran something over his nose. and lound Walker and up to the room Weeks searching Mr. Hayes' pockets. ordered them out of the house. He then When Mr. Hayes regained consciousness he reported that he had lost $192. Walker and Weeks were arrested and committed tojail in default of $600 bail each. County. — The telephone exchange at Wilming ton has established connection with New Castle. — A small farm at Newark, belonging to Edward D. Porter, was sold by Sheriff Martin on Friday of last week, to James A. Wilson, for $8,057. — The Rev. W. W. Taylor will preach next Sunday in the Port Penn Presby terian Church and declare the pulpit vacant The Rev. Mr. Boardinan is spend ing the remainder of the winter in Ma rian, N. C. State. — An effort is being made to organize a stock company at Dover to build glass works. — Mrs. William Knott, living near Smyrna, was badly burned on Sunday. Her clothing caught fire from the stove. — William M. Lewis has bought at Smyrna Landing two acres of ground, on which he intends to build a phosphate factory. — The old battle flags of the First Delaware Regiment were formally pre sented to the Delaware Historical Society on Tuesday evening. — There is said to he about sixty cases of measles in and around Lincoln. The disease is on the increase, and the public schools have been closed. — Thieves visited the premises of Samuel P. Trnax, near Smyrna, Monday night, stealing a dozen ehiokens and clearing the clothes line of an assortment of bed clothing and underwear. — President Arthur has appointed Wil liam Dean, of Newark, as commissioner to represent Delaware at the International Cotton Exposition to be held in New Or leans. Charles A. Treat, of Georgetown, has been selected as alternate# Maryland Matters. — Counsel for John Murray, of Cam bridge, who fatally shot John N. Steele a few days ago, have decided not to ask for bail, and Murray will therefore remain in jail. — Professor Wyatt's Elkton class will produce the cantata of Queen Esther at Elkton about the middle of January. Miss Fanny Jones will sing the part of Queen Esther and Mr. J. E. Davis that of King Ahasuerus. — Colonel Milton Y. Kidd, journal clerk of the Maryland House of Delegates, died on Saturday in Baltimore, aged 57 Colonel Kidd was a native of years. Cecil county and was a noticeable figure in State politics. He was for many years chief clerk of the House, and while acting in that capacity in 1861 was arrested with a number of the members of the Legisla ture by order of General Banks. Personal. — Captain W. C. Eiiason and wife, of Baltimore, are visiting Middletown rela Mrs. Eiiason will remain several fives, weeks. — Mrs. S. F. Sliallcross, who has been in poor health for some time, lias gone to Florida in hope of receiving benefit from the genial climate of the Soutland. She is accompanied by her son, William F. Shallcross. It is their intention to spend about four weeks in the neighborhood of Jacksonville. — Mr. Samuel R. Biggs, who has been spending a few weeks with his parents in Middletown, set out on Wednesday for the West, where lie has resided for the past four years. Mr. Biggs is a member of the firm of Lampton & Biggs, Govern ment surveyor's and mining engineers, of Santa Fe and Las Cruces, New Mexico. He is pleased with the West and lias been very successful there. Odessa Items. — F. B. Watkins has bought the gen eral store of his father, C. Watkins. _Joseph G. Brown, Cashier of the New Castle county National Bank, is confined to liis room by illness. _The attendance at the public school is large and the scholars are making good progress in their studies. _It is probable that fifteen to twenty new houses will be built in Odessa during the spring and summer. _The Odessa Dramatic Association will present a drama at the Town Hall late in February or early in March. _The young folks haverecently formed a dancing school. They meet every Tues day evening in the Town Hall for prac tice. _ Scott Townsend is preparing for Delaware College under the instruction of Mr. Bessev, principal of the public schools. _Judge Wales decided that he did not have power to grant a charter to a Building and Loan Association, unless one-torth of the capital stock was paid in, and there fore the proposed Odessa Loan Association must wait for a meeting ofthe Legislature to get a eiiarter. _ The phosphate factory ol Lord <fe Polk is running with a full force and large shipments of the manufactured fertilizers are being made both by rail and water. The shipments now are principally to the South, where Lord & Polk's fer tilizers have advanced rapidly in popular favor. a Pythian Bazar. The bazar and festival to be held by Damon Lodge, K. of P., of Middletown, will open at the Town Hall on Tuesday evening. Many attractive features are promised. We have already named number of the more important articles that are to be disposed of. The ladies have made and contributed many pretty pieces of fancy work. There will be "Rebekahat the Well" and a "Post office," and all those other little fair at tractions that serve to flatteneth tiie pocket book of man. There will be good music, too, and seasonable refreshments and supper. The bazar will close on Friday evening. a - Revising the Assessment. Levy Court occupied the whole of Wed nesday in revising the assessment of the respective hundreds. The following re ports were made and approved : Mr. Sharpless, for Christiana, 312 names and entries and 507 dogs; Mr. Silver, for White Clay Creek, 125 names and entries and 298 dogs ; Colonel Febiger, for Red Lion, 102 names and entries and 208 dogs Dr. Ellison, for St. Georges, 188 names and entries and 306 dogs. Mr. Taylor, for Appoqninimink hundred, 199 names and entries and 417 dogs; Dr. Ellison, for Pencader hundred, 110 names and dogs * • be of in N. A Pleasant Hop. A very pleasant hop was given in Galena, Md., Town Hall last evening. Price's Middletown orchestra furnished the music. There were twenty-four num bers on the program. The party was much enjoyed by all who attended.— Among the guests were Misses Rachie and Mollie Wilson, Miss Fannie Clayton, Miss Mattie Lockwood, Dr. W. F. Ken nedy, H. M. Walker, W. B. Biggs and J. P. Cochran, Jr., of Middletown, and F. B. Watkins, of Odessa. W an ran Readings at the Lyceum Hall. Although it rained in a brisk sort Of way on Monday evening, an audience that nearly filled the Irving Lyceum's to hear the recitations of oozy room came Miss Lizzie E. Phillips, of Wilmington. Miss Phillips is quite young, being only about fifteen, aud has had but little in struction from competent teachers ol eio But her recitations were very satis cution, factory. She has self-possession, a pleas ing face, a good voice, an excellent mem ory and other natural gifts which, with a thorough course ot instruction under petent teachers, should and no doubt will enable her to win a high place as a public reader. Seemingly, Miss Phillips, though so young, is not very much trou bled by that distressing fear of an audi stage fright, " familiarly called and sometimes even old Her ence, which young readers find so difficult to overcome. all well received. — recitations were " Asleep at the Switch," "Lorraine Lorree," Boy," were, perhaps, her best efforts, though one or two humorous selections very cleverly rendered. Miss Phil lips was accompanied by her mother, who read several selections, including "The Jiners," which the audience seemed to Some delightsome vocal "Archie Dean," and the "Polish much enjoy, music by Miss Emma Cotton and Mrs. George W. Price added much to the enter tainment. A Thief Caught. Detective Crawlord, of Philadelphia, to Middletown on Tuesday, and came with the assistance of Officer Craddock arrested Mary Frances Johnson, journer at Haintown, where her father lives. Some time ago Mary Francos, who is about the color of a burnt ginger cake, lived at service with Miss S. E. Crook, ot South Twentieth street, Philadelphia, but left there and worked at other places. On January 13th she returned to Miss Crook's and asked to be employed there again, and an engagement was made, but while the family were at supper Mary Frances stole softly op stairs to improve each shining hour. She packed up a velvet dress valued at $135, two rings valued at $350, about $85 in money and pretty trinkets that she thought might add to her charms of person. And then she went away in a hurry. She tore herself away in a space of considerable briefness. She flitted in a flittish manner. She flew on the wings of Time. She skipjied at an extreme degree of skippish When Miss Crook had finished her a so some ness. supper she found that Mary Frances was gone. dress and two of her rings and some of her trinkets aforementioned were gone. The matter was placed in the hands of Detective Crawford and he proceeded to work it up. Through Postmaster Dun ning he learned that Mary Frances was sojourning in the neighborhood of Mid dletown, and on Tuesday he came down and caught her at the house of her sister, at " Johntown." Her trunk was found at her lather's home and searched by the detective. The velvet dress and a few of And she found also that her velvet the missing trinkets were found. It is believed that Mary Frances spent the money and placed the rings in the care of her " uncle" in Philadelphia. She has, been putting on considerable style of late and her fine apparel was the cause of envious thoughts and words among her less favored dusky sisters. Detective Crawford took lier to Philadelphia by the evening train of Tuesday. Mary Frances was given a hearing on Wednesday at the Central station and field in $1,000 bail. Death of Mrs. Peach. Mrs. Emily J. Peach, widow of the late John Peach, died suddenly yesterday evening, at her home on Bohemia Manor, of paralysis of the heart. She was in the 68th year of lier age. Mrs. Peach was a most estimable woman and her circle of friends in Maryland and Delaware was very large. The funeral will take place on Monday, the 11th instant, at two o'clock. The services will be held at Bethel M. E. Church and the burial will be at Bethel Cemetery. Death of the Rev. Pennell Coombe. The Rev. Pennell Coombe, a well known Methodist minister, died sud denly on Friday of last week at Fern wood, Delaware county, Pa. He was born at Smyrna, Del., August 15th, 1811 ; was converted June 24th, 1829; received a good English education and started in his career as a pastor by filling a vacancy in the M. E. Church at Elkton, Md., in 1834. After filling that pastorate he removed to Philadelphia and was admitted to the Philadelphia Annual Conference in 1835. He was for twenty-eight years a pastor, nine years Conference Secretary, four years Presiding Elder, one year agent for Dickinson College and ten years general temperance agent. He afterwards re turned to a pastorate in Philadelphia and was doing effective work up to the time of his death. Roll of Honor. Odessa School. In the higher department of Odessa Public Schools, the following pupils attained an honor grade during the month of January: Mable Lloyd, Charles Wiest, Scott Townsend, Ella Rhein, Charles Gib son, May C. Enos, Chester Gibson, Mary Peacock, Sallie Enos, Harry Rose, Harry Griffenburg, Hamilton Madly, Constance Madly, Frederic Wiest, George .Wiest, John Wiest, Sallie Snape, LidaGdch, W. L. Glich, Daniel Keegan, Alice Croft, Michael Keegan, KatieGremminger, Ella Herrick, Lucy Rhodes, Mary Lightcap, Rath Naudain, Georgia Hallman, Harry Long, Richard Lloyd, Oliver Stephens, Lida Lloyd, Ada Huggins, Lizzie Gilch, Sallie Pauilin, Mollie Morgan, Lizzie Gremminger. Woodland School. The following named pupils have averaged 90 per cent, or above in atten dance and rank in studies for the month ending January 31st : Frank C. Bratten, John Ratledge, Harry Armstrong, B. Vance Armstrong, Jennie C'rossland, Robert Joshna Armstrong. Willie Armstrong, John Butler. Ratledge, Howard Ratledge, ; Mill Road School. The following pupils have reached a grade of 95 per cent for the month ending January 31st: OkaCochran, Corinne Coch ran, Eva Moody, Stella Cochran, Lindsey Cochran, Tom Cochran. Weldon—Brockson. William B. Weldon, of Townsend, and Miss Amanda Brockson were married on Wednesday evening at the residence of the bride's parents, near Clayton. Last the Townsend band gave the evening newly married pair a pleasant serenade and were invited in and treated hand somely. Mr. and Mrs. Weldon received many presents. Annual Meeting. The annual meeting of the stockholders .of the Peninsular Bone Fertilizer Com pany was held at the office of the Com pany, in Smyrna, on Monday. A semi annual dividend of throe percent., payable demand, was declared. All the mem bers of the old board of directors were re-elected. President and W. G. Pierce Secretary and Treasurer. J. E. Tygert was re-elected The Agricultural Horse Trot. The Peninsular Agricultural and Pomo logieal Association ot Middletown, Del., has concluded to discontinue its annual j exhibitions. The grouuds will be leased j to a stock company and be used for spring and (all trotting meetings. We regret to note this fact .—Newark Delaware Leafier. of If the grounds of the defunct P. A. and P. Association are to be leased to a stock | company and be " used tor spring and fall ; trotting meetings" no person at Middle- j town seems to know anything about it at j tbis writing. There are rumors and ru- j mors, but if any person intends to buy ! the buildings of the association and lease j the grounds for a trotting course he is j keeping his intention to himself. But if j the grounds are to be so leased and so used, why should the Ledger " regret to note this fact ?" It is plain to everybody that the chief attraction at every agricul tural fair held on this Peninsula is the horse race, or, to put it milder, the "trials of speed." The big potatoes, the over grown pumpkins, the fat cattle, the won derful bed quilt, the canned fruit, the jellies, tlie pies and cakes, the everlasting threshing machine with the silver-tongued and tireless machine agent from the West or North, are only mere "side shows." And the managers of every agricultural society in Delaware and Maryland know this to be true. They are afraid to try to hold a fair without the horse race. Let them try it and they wouldn't get enough gate money to pay the brass band, horse race is a when held without side attractions, why is it all right when combined with the other attractions common to agricultural exhi bitions ? The Ledger has the floor. If a thing to be regretted" Dover Agricultural Society. At the annual meeting of the agricul tural society of the State of Delaware, held at Dover on Tuesday, John Moorton was elected President in place of Thomas H. Denney, and D. P. Barnard, Jr., was re-elected Secretary. President Denney in his annual report advises that a new building for ladies' exhibits be erected and that the building heretofore used for that purpose be rented for a restaurant. He complains of a lack ot local interest in the society, especially among the merch ants of Dover, and says that whilo an effort was made to raise funds by sub scription for the use of the society the amount was so small as to be hardly worth mentioning. He advises that the use of passes at the gates be discontinued. The report of the Treasurer places the receipts of the year af $10,473.90. paid out for premiums, $3,296.00 ; for ex penses, $2,953.58; for salaries, $400; for interest, $583; for furniture and fixtures, $59.95. The debt of the society was re duced $3,100, and is now $6,400. The next annual exhibition will open on September 30th. are of P. ot 6th Mr. There were the 7th, on M. 8th, County Court. The February term of the Court of Gen eral Sessions for New Castle county was opened on Monday with Chief Justice Comegys and Judge Houston on the bench, Judge Wootten not being able to appear. During the first day of the term a number of Wilmington larceny eases were disposed of. On Tuesday Roderick Gillian, charged with assaulting Matthew Macklem and carrying a concealed deadly weapons, pleaded guilty to the latter charge and was sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs. The ease of Daniel Riorden, indicted for an assault with intent to kill Dennis Lynch, by stabbing him with a knife, was postponed. George Little, alias "Rotten" Wilson, was convicted of burglary and was sentenced to pay the costs of prosecution, to undergo an im prisonment of five years, to stand in the pillory one hour and be whipped with twenty lashes. The case of the State vs. the Baltimore and Philadelphia Railroad Com pany, indicted this week by the grand jury upon complaint of the road commis sioners of Mill Creek, Brandywine aud other hundreds, for obstructing the pub lic highways with the abutments of their railroad bridges, is now on trial. Thurs day Thomas Purnell, colored, arraigned for stealing a horse valued at $250 and a carriage worth $125 from Samuel Town send, of Appoqninimink hundred, on December 13th, pleaded guilty to both in dictments. The case of Charles Blake, charged with robbing the residence of Joseph L. Pnsey, was continued. by The Levy Court. The Levy Court met on Tuesday at Wilmington in annual session. Serick F. Shallcross, of St. Georges hundred, was re-elected President, receiving nine votes to one blank. County Treasurer Herbert submitted the following report of the amount of taxes due from collec tors, subject to errors and commissiorts: Brandywine hundred, J. K. Ilanby, $1,985.75 ; Neary, $21,143.21; John T. Dickey, $18,076.02; Christiana, C. M. Newlin, $5,089.59 ; Mill Creek, J. Barber, $3,309.21 ; White Clay Creek, W. B. Mackey, $1,571.94 ; Pencader, W. Wil son, $3,029.70 ; New Castle, J. J. Toner, $4,421.69; Red Lion, G. N. Bright, $2, 251.63; St. Georges, J. Gray, $11,239.97; Appoquinimink, R. L. Naudain, $3,004.94 ; Blackbird, R. N. Huggins, $1,250.34 ; total, $76,440.09. Committees to revise the as sessment lists of the various hundreds were named by the president. North Wilmington, Patrick South Wilmington, A Narrotv Escape. The northbound Washington express the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore railroad narrowly escaped a plunge into the Brandywine yester day morning. The draw was opened by the bridge tender just before the train was due, in order to let a tug pass through with a schooner. The signal were set for the expected train, but owing to some reason, perhaps the fog, the engineer did not see them and, when the train turned the at Fourth street, going at a tolerably When on curve fast rate, the draw was turned off. the condition of things was discovered the engineer shut down brakes and reversed his engine. The bridge tender im mediately commenced to turn on the d raw, and lioth men strength to prevent a disaster. The en gine could not be entirely stopped and its front wheels had just left the track when the draw w'as sufficiently turned back for it to run on the ties, which it did to its full length. It took nearly an hour to get the engine on the track. B. .•orked with all their a I Speer's Port Grape Winks ^or Weakly Persons.—T his product ot the p-rane is nr escribed and used by leading grape is prescriueu «w j e j physicians, when a nou 8 , ; desirable; especially for lemaies, agen persons and consumptives; and by i churches for Communion. Hundretls ot j „ V k et,m>i.i«na have visited Sneer's New York I hvsiciunshave visitea »peer s Vineyards ane wine cellars, ana pr nouneed his wine pure and unexcelled in | bealthlul properties. It is sold by West l * Carroll. I New Music. We have received from tho publisher " Rosa Darling," the latest and perhaps most pleasing ol John P. Dougherty's compositions. The melody is sweet and pleasing. The words are by George M. Vickers. cellent lithograph of Christine Nilsson. Copies can be had at any music store, or will be sent postpaid on receipt of price, 40 cents, by John P. Dougherty, 22 West Third street, Chester, Pa. on of the The title page contains an ex and Sales to Take Place. property, of the late Edward T. Cross j an( j hy the administrators, in Pencad'&r * Saturday, Febbuaby 9th.—Personal hundred. Monda v, February 11.—Publit of personal property, by Dr. J. V. lord, on the Levels. Monday, February 11.—Personal pro perty, by Mr. Ellison, near Kirkwood, Tuesday, February 12 th.—Personal property of Isaac M. Davis, near Middle town. Wednesday, February 13 .—Personal property, by A. Gallagher, near Summit Bridge. Thursday, February 14th.—Personal property of the late William Polk, Jr., near Middletown, by Cyrus Polk, admin istrator. Friday, February 15 .—Personal pro perty, by W. W. Walker, near Odessa, Saturday, February 16.—Personal property, by Joseph Van Pelt, at Noxen ^own. Monday, February 18.—Personal pro perty, by Josiah Blackway, Middle Neck, Cecil Co., Md. Tuesday, February 9 " " 19. —Personal property, by John F. Staats, near Town send. Tuesday, February 19.—Personal pro perty by E. It. Cochran, on " Mill ward Farm," near Kirkwood. Wednesday, February 20. —Personal property, by George W. Kibler, Bohemia Manor. Monday, February property, by John Del. Tuesday, February 26. —Personal property, by M. J. Harbert, at Summit Bridge. Wednesday, February 27. —Personal property, by Thomas Cavender, Bohemia Manor. Thursday, February 28.—Personal property, Mrs. Sarah Riley, near St. Georges. 25.—Personal Lind, Fieldsboro, r 1 of of Wk are now invoicing our stock and marking all our goods down to meet the reduction in goods now prevailing. We are ready to meet the market in all depart ments. 'S. M. Reynolds & Co. MARRIED. CL ARKSON-KINC AID.—On Tuesday even ing, January 29th, 1884, at the Presbyterian Manse in Chesapeake City, Md., by Rev. Irwin Lewis Caton, Alexander R. Clarkson, of New Castle county, Del., and Lillie E. Kincaid, of Chesapeake City, Sid. WRIGHT—VANDEGRIFT. — January 5th, 1884, in Philadelphia. l>y the Rev. J. F. Crouch, David It. Wright, of Elkton, Md.. and Mary P. Vandegrift, of Newark, Del. WF.LDON—BROCKSON.—At the residence ot the bride's parents, near Smyrna, on the 6th of February, 1884. by Rev. Roberts.Rowe, Mr. William 15. Weldon and Miss Elizabeth Amanda Brockson, both of New Castle county. Delaware. DIED. HAYS.—At the resilience of her son-in-law, George W. Hessev, Esq., near Ceeilton, Jan uary 8th. 1884, Edith E. Hays, relict of Samuel Hays, in the 75th year ot her age. REALEY.—In Camden. New Jersey, Jan uary 27th. 1884, Pamelia J. Realey, relict of the late Captain Michael Realey, aged 78 years, 2 months and 27 days. VANDYKE.—AtCecilton, Md.,on February 7th, Thomas Vandyke, aged 66 years. Funeral on Monday, February Iltb, at the Ceeilton M. E. Church, at 11 o'clock. PEACH.—On Bohemia Manor, February 8th, Mrs. Emily J. Peach, widow of the late John Peach, in her 68th year. by Do sandwiches come from the Sand wich Islands? Of course not, but con smption always comes from neglected colds. And a bottle of Dr. Bull's Cough Svruptaken in time will save much suf fering. ïasintss ttiossip. We guarantee both "Lucas'" and "Wads worth's" Pure Lead and Oil Ready-Mixed Paints. No other Paints equal to these. Sold by G. E. Hukill. $eui Itdüfrüscnifnts, Pythian Bazar ! DAMON LODGE No. 12, Knights of Pythias, OF MIDDLETOWN, WILL HOLD A GRAND PYTHIAN BAZAR AND FESTIVAL, In Middletown Hall, Taesflay.WeSnesiar, Thmslay ani of S. I. '1 Feb. 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th,'84. There will be disposed of a DESIRABLE BUILDING LOT, situated on West Green St., Middletown, And also a great variety of useful and ornamental articles, including CARRIAGES, SLEIGHS, SETS OF HARNESS, BUFFALO ROBES, AFGHANS, A BARREL OF FLOUR, Sewing Machines, Stoves, a Doll valued at $30, Large Cakes, and a great number of pieces of fancy work. Refreshments : Seasonable Refreshments ot all kinds will be served euch evening during the continuance of the Bazar. AS* MUSIC EACH EVENING. ADMISSION FREE. jan.ll-St FOR SALE. A SMALL TRUCK AND FRUIT FARM. excellent Frame House, eight rooms ; also, a good Tenant House ; Carriage House, with Stabling and Shed for hay. Pure water and healthful location; within twelve miles of Wilmington. Apply at this Office. feb8-tf Out on the Prairie. Concerning Something Better than Mrs. Toodlea* Wheelbiriow-And the Reason» Why. certain Commissary-General com plained to the Duke of Wellington that Sir Thomas Picton had declared he would hang him if the rations for that General's division were not torthcoming at a certain hour, the Duke replied : "Ah ! aid he indeed go so far as that? he say he'd hang you ?" " Yes, my lord.'" " Well, General Picton is just the man to keen his word. \ r ou'd better get the rations up in time." But to get rations or anything else up in time one must know when to lay his hand on them. As Mr. Toodles said about the eoftin which he had bought at auction and brought home to his wife : " It anything shoidd happen, my dear, it will be so handy to have in the house." Being in the great wholesale drug house of William Hart, in Elgin, 111., one day, Mr. G. 11. Sherman, the photographer of that place, remarked, concerning PARKER'S TONIC "I have used it in my family for two years, and I unhesitatingly pronounce it the best medi cine we have ever used. It is handy to have in the house, and we are never w ithout it." I Culled from the mass of reasons why Mr. shennun was right, be pood cuongh to *ider these: First, PARKER'S TOXIC is de licious to the palate: second, it invigorates, j but . doe9 not promote a love for strong drink ; ; third, it cures Coughs and Colds l>y inciting tbc tol .pj ( i organs into healthy action, ana i opening all the pores of the skin ; fourth, it j purifies the blood, thus curing Kidney, Liver and Lung diseases and Rheumatism : filth— , lut tu £ e )t in)o yoal . hollsei and lt wlu S p«»ak for itselt. Once used, you will change | lt f or nothing else*. Physicians commend It. l Prices, 50 cents and $1. Hiscox & Co., Chem I Ists, New York. When Did ' gem gMUwihsfments. * Public Sale ! subscriber, intending to quit farming, 11 at Public Sale, two mile* from Mid T1 will dletowu, on the road from Middletown to Ginn's Corner, On TUESDAY, February 12,1884, At 10 o'clock, A. M. t His Entire Stock of Farming Utensils. Consisting of 9 Horses, Colts and Mules : No. " Dexter," Bay Horse, 11 yrs old. good worker and driver. No. *2. —"Sunday," Dark Brown Mare, 7 j'ears old, sound and gentle; supposed to be with toal by Bashaw. No. 3.—"Kate," Roan Mare, 6 years old, eveellent brood mare ; supposed to be with foal by Bashaw. No. 4.—" John," lrfTge Gray Horse, 8 years old, good worker. No. 5.—"Flora Temple," Bay Colt, coming two years old, good size ; " Eclipse" and " Patchen" stock. No. 6.—" Bashaw," Black Horse Colt, *2 yrs. old, very stylish ; " Flunk Pierce" and " Ba shaw" stock. No. 7.—" Lady." Roan Colt, 10 months old: " Walkover" and " Patchen" stock. Nos. 8 and 9.—"Pete and Tom," a pair of Dark Mules. 3 years old, good size, well matched, and very gentle. CATTLE : 7 head Cows & Heifers : No. 1—"Pat," large Buffalo Cow, first-class milker, 8 years old. No. 2—" CheiTy," good sized Red Cow, 6 yrs old, very gentle, and easy to milk. No. 3—" Middletown," large Kentucky Pied Cow, 5 years old, fine milker. No. 4—Y'oung Red Cow, coming 3 years old; promises to make an excellent cow. No. 5—"Bless," young years old, will soon be 11 Nos. 6 and 7.—Two yearling Heifers, good stock. HOGS AND SHOATS BY THE POUND; GOOD STOCK. WAGONS, CARRIAGES, &c.—1 Peach Bed and Springs, 1 Iron-axle Farm Wagon, in good order; 1 Ox-cart, in order; 1 Jump seat Rocka way Carriage and Pole, 1 Small York Carriage, 1 Buffalo Robe, and lot ot Blankets. Heifer, good size, 2 profit. FARMING IMPLEMENTS : One Wheat and Phosphate Drill. 1 Cham r ion Reapei*and Mower combined, in order; Steel-tooth Wheel Rake, 1 Corn Marker, 1 New Pioneer Fan, 1 Bamborough Fan, 1 Or chard Cultivator. 1 AA Harrow, 2 Twin Har rows, 3 Small Cultivators. 1 Corn Drag, Plows—Concaves and Wiard's: Brier Scythe, 1 Cradle and Scythe, Mowing Scythe, Corn Knives, Hedge Knife, Axes,Hatchet. Harness, Single Trees, Double Trees, Wedges, Hoes, Spades, Shovels, Rakes, Forks, and other things too numerous to mention. HARNESS.—1 set of Single Carriage Har ness, 1 set of Double Carriage Harness, 2 sets of Wagon Harness. 6 sets of Plow Harness, Halters. Ropes, Bridles, Collars, Ac. HOUSEHOLD AND KITCHEN FURNITURE: One Sota. 1 Extension Table, all walnut; Bureau, Wash Stands, Bedsteads, Chairs, Settee, Tables, Carpets by the yard—70 yards of Ingrain. aÀ wool, and 38 yards of" Rag, nearly new ; Window Shades, 2 Coal Stoves, one a gas burner ; 1 No. 9 Cook Stove and Fix tures. splendid baker, and nearly new; 3 Cook Tables, Benches. Tubs, Buckets. Jars, Cans—glass and tin ; 1 Lard Press. DAIRY FIXTURES: Such as Churn and Horse. Pans, Butter Tub, Scales. Ac. One-quarter interest in 60 ACRES OF WHEAT, well phosphated. TERMS; All sums ot $20 and under. Cash: over tlial j amount a credit ot nine months willbegiveu , by purchaser giving bankable note with ap proved indorser, interest added from day of sale. No goods to be removed until condi tions are complied with. ISAAC M. DAYIS. lel>l-ts S. M. ENOS, Auctioneer. James W. Oldfield, Successor to THEODORE H. ARMSTRONG, WffEE&WRiCcKEIIffCe —AND— Blacksmithing. Having purchased oi Mr. Armstrong both branches ot his business I am ready to accommodate the public. Light and Heavv Farm Wagons, German town Wagons Kollers, Harrows, and other Farming Implements made to order. Repairing of Light and IIea\'y Work promptly done. 43* HORSESHOEING A SPECIALTY. Prices Reasonable. JAMES W. OLDFIELD. Cor. Lake and Main Sts., Middletown. feb.8-4t RAMBO'S Schuylkill Valley < feLIME.É > ROBERT McCOY offers to farmers this high grade of Lime which, by a century's use, has obtained the highest reputa tion for its fertilizing qualities. ATTENTION of those desiring Lime is specially called to my products, and reference desired to the following gentlemen, all of whom have made practical use of our Lime and expressed their full satisfaction with it: S. Dobbs, N. J., B. F. II. Caulk, Md., Geo. Lippincott, N. J., J. L. Reeves, N. J., G. A. Vorheis, " S. F. Evans, " J.C. HUTCHIN80N, Del., J. M. JENNING9, N. J., Sam'l Matlack, X. J., Thos. Bittal, " I. McGrogow, Md., W. C. Dudley, Md., A. \V. Webster. Del., Thos. Dubois, N. J., Isaac Truax, Del., Chas. II. Mislkr, N, J., Wm. Mathis, X. J., S. Thompson, Del., Wk. Francis, Del., John Wright, " John Pratt, " Thos. Pratt, " Jos. Roberts, " Henry Davis, " G. W. Lockwood, Md., Wm. R. Cochran, Del., Manlovk Davis, Del., X T . Williams, Del. R. W. Cochran, Del. vi 11 be y further information Priées and furnished on application. ROBERT McCOY", Bridgeport. Pa. Joseph Hanson, Agent at Middletown, Del. feb.8.3m AT PRIVATE SALE. On SATURDAY, February 9th, 1884, Between the hours of two and threeo'clock P. M. '4y order of Board ot Managers. W. SCOTT WAY, Secretary pro tern. THE BUILDINGS AND PRIVI LEGES OF THE P. A. aoi P. ASSOCIATION! of T HE BOARD OF MANAGERS of the P. A. and I'. Association will receive proposals for the purchase of the property and privi leges of said Association at the Association s room, in Middletown, Sir to in the it of G. "I Mr. de ; ana it wlu It. feb.l-2t IFJLTZEnSTTS For new inventions and novel designs ob tained in the United States, Canada and Europe, Trade Marks and CopyrighGlabels secured for the Merchants and Manufacturers who wish protection against imitators ot their goods, packages or articles of manufac ture. We are located opposite the United States Patent Office, have quiek access to its records, and can give prompt and reliable answer to yonr inquiries. Ot our firm one has had thirteen years' practice in the high est courts, another several years as an Assis tant Examiner in the United States I utent Office and many years experience as solicitor of American and Foreigh Patents. Fees rea sonable and lull satisfaction or no fee. Best references given. Onr little book on pat ents" sent free on receipt of one cent stamp. W. A. COULTER & CO., Solicitors of Pat ents, 23 St. Cloud Building, Washington, D. C. jan.4-tt To Painters and Others. A LEXANDER MONRO. Practical Grainer from New York. Anyone wishing a good job of graining should address him at nov.S<L6m. Blackbird, Dslaware. JOB BRINTHSr G Ot Every Description NEATIV EXECUTED AT THIS OFFICE. (Pistrilancous gVdpgriiaem^nt a. ~XL^ £*. CARPETS ! Dj tÉlFïïnïïllTïïPElFH LL29 Our Carpet trade has so increased that we have been com pelled to enlarge our Carpet Department. We have beautiful Carpet Room, filled with the best MAKES and DE SIGNS the market can produce. Our stock consists of Tapes tries, Body Brussels (with borders to match), Ingrains, Persian Damasks, Rags and Hemps, all of which we make and lay in the best manner when desired. ' We have also a line of Floor Oil Cloths, Coco Mattings, Rugs, Mats, Stair Pads, Stair Rods, Car pet Felting, Window Shadings, &c. Remember, you have fifteen thousand yards of Carpets to se lect from, therefore come where you can get just what you want. now a CXiOTXXXXTG ! Since the completion of the annex our sales of Clothing have increased three-fold, and there is no reason why we should not double the increase this fall and winter. We are expecting it, and have put in stock to that end. We have not missed a sale this fall. That is saying a great deal, but why should we, our stock is large and adapted to all ages,—Children, Boys, Youth and Men,—and with prices to suit all. So you see there is no thing very wonderful in our not missing a sale. Cassimeres.—Our stock of Foreign and Domestic Cassi meres is complete, and we have a tailor that can fit you. This man is Mr. James McColgaD, formerly of Chester, Pa. He has been here one year, and his work testifies to the fact that he is a mao who understands his business. you want a suit of clothes equal in style and workmanship to those you get in the cities you can get them here at a much less cost. Æ3TPLEASE GIVE US A CALL ! W. XX. MOORE A CO. Oct.I9-tt. Middletown, Delaware. Diamond State Super Phosphate. SQLÏÏBL! BOUE, St h2 Hi ¥ DIAMOND STATE ft' 3i$ T Peach Tree Super Phosphate, TRUXILLO GUANO, SUGAR BEET PHOSPHATE, M Lokp f ANUFACTURED BY OLK. IMPORTERS OF POTASH, j , Manufacturers ot and Dealers In Fertilizing Materials Generally. ODESSA AND MIDDLETOWN, DEL., No. 2 CHESTNUT STREET, PHILADELPHIA. Offices : mar.27-tf. Established in 1867. I I ! 2 2 2 ® ;rs tep _ =: jz o3 : - O 7a 9S ns & O pi M •3 Eh~ !D iu O c Eh S5 ; o §* °T Ph 5 Ö € wB m s w u T. >_ ~ 3-J E "3 2 hS g - o p O C' Hi 2^ <D 2 j-q Ä CSfH fl Shi 5 £5 < r- « H g-3 +81 ? o CD O ^ •iH a Ô 1 CÔ *0 > - - a w - <1 cî bo O ZJ Ü p a I af ilil! = ? & § : & s / jan.!8-3m T A Jxo. F. Staats. Geo. M. D. Habt. GEO. M. D. HART & CO.; 1 DEALERS IN Townsend, Del. AGENTS FOB THE Wm. Lea & Sons Co. BEANDYWINE MILLS. Highest Market Price PAID KOI! GRAIN ON RAILROAD OR WATER. Also, Wholesale and Retail Dealers —IN— LIME, COAL, —AND— FERTILIZERS! NOTICE. | N°sbip Än j Parvis and iicttjanilti 'r BIggs ot Middle town, Newcastlecountj and ^am^Dc.a BIGGS was dissolved on the 18th dav of Jan uury. A. D. 1884, by mutual consent. Dr. JOHN H. PARVIS, BENJ. T. BIGGS. Ja».4-ly H AVING BOUGHT the entire interest of Benjamin T. Biggs in the phosphate bus iness, I will continue the manufacture of the Delaware Wheat Grower and Globe Guano at niv factory at Middletown. \\ ill also keep on hand a full line of fertilizer mate rials of every description. Da. JOHN Middletown, Del., Jan. 25,1884-4t | ; H. PARVIS. coMiiHoFum PHILADELPHIA, 36 and 38 So. Front St. Commission Merchants EVAPORATED FRUITS. Canned Goods S «»-CAPITAL PRIZE, $75,000*©» Tickets only $5. Shares In proportion. (339 Louisiana State Lottery Company. " We do hereby certify that we supervise the arrangements for all the Monthly and Semi-Annual Drawings of The Louisla State Lottery Company, and in person man age and control the Drawings themselves, and that the same are conducted with hon esty. fairness, and in good faith toward all parties, and we authorize the Company to use this certificate, with fac-similes of our signatures attached, in its advertisements." Commissioners. Incorporated in 1868 tor 25 years by Legislature for Educational and Charitable purposes—with a capital ot $1.000,000—to which a reserve fund of over $550,000 has since been added. By an overwhelming popular vote its fran chise was made a part of the present State Constitution adopted December 2d, A. D 1879. ' u The only Lottery ever voted on and endorsed by the people of any State. It never scales or postpones. T i;i;s GRAND single number DRAW INGS will take place monthly. A SPLENDID OPPORTUNITY TO WIN A FORTUNE. .X-,. .o, „ SECOND GRAND DRAW 1 CLASS B, AT NEW ORLEANS, TUES DAY February 12lh, 1884— 1651h Monthly Drawing. CAPITAL PRIZE, $75,000. 100,000 TICKETS FIVE DOLLARS EACH Fractions, in Fifths in proportion. LIST OF PRIZES. 1 Capital Prize, 1 Capital Prize, 1 Capital Prize, 2 Prizes of 6,000 5 Prizes of 2,000 . . 10 Prizes of 1,000 20 Prizes of 500, 100 Prizes ot 200, 300 Prizes ot 100. . 500 Prizes of 1,000 Prizes of 25 $75,000 25.000 10.000 12,000 10,000 10,000 . 10,000 . . 20,000 . 30,000 25,000 . 25,000 APPROXIMATION PRIZES. 9 Approximation Prizes of $750 . . $6,750 9 Approximation Prizes ot 500 . . 9 Approximation Prizes ot 250 . . . 4,500 2,250 1967 Prizes, amounting to Applications for rates to clubs should be made only to the office of the Company in New Orleans. For further information, write clearly, g ing full address. Make P. O. Money Ordf payable and address Registered Letter* to NKW ORLEANS NATIONAL BANK, New Orleans, La. POSTAL NOTES and ordinary letters by Mail or Express (all sums of $5 aud upwards by Express at our expense) to JH. A. DAUPHIN, New Orleans, La., «3 65,500 It • I or M. A. DAUPHIN, 607 Seventh St., Washington, D. C. jail. 18-41 CAROLINA TOLU TONIC. *»- FOR PULMONARY DISEASES AND GENERAL DEBILITY. Sure Cure for Malaria ! SURE eure tor Dyspepsia in all its stages; also for Cougbs, Colas, Bronchitis, Asthma, and all diseases of the Throat and I.ungs ; and the only remedy that is beneficial in Malarial climates. This is a preparation of BALSAM OF TOLU, ROCK CANDY, MAGNESIA, and other medicines beneficial in above dis eases. \\ e guarantee a positive care in every Harmless and very pleasant to take. T For sale by all druggists $1.00 per quart bottle. The trade supplied at a liberal discount by all wholesale druggists and grocers. This Tonic is classified by Commissioners of Internal Revenue as medicinal, which does not subject the vendor to license as liquor dealer. case, ry it. and grocers at HENRY BISCHOFF & CO., CHARLESTON, S. C. t Sole Manufacturers and Proprietors. Philadelphia Depot, Augl7-ly Wanted to Rent for a Term of Years. F ROM five to twenty acres of Land, with good buildings, in or near a town on the Peninsula. State location and amount of rent wanted. W. F. ROCHE. Druggist, ( ,15th and South Streets, Philadelphia, Pa. WM. M. WILSON A CO., 206 and 208 Market SI. Horses for Sale. O NE PAIR FINE 3 YEAR OLD MARES, very closely mated ; also, two 5 years old ; sold on time to reduce stock. TIMOTHY and MIXED HAY by the ton. Choice Early Rose Potatoes by the bnshel— Northern seed. '83. jnn.25-4t T. C. MURPnEY.