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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.
— Travel over the Delaware railroad is
— 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
— Several days of this week were warm
enough to bring the spring poet out of his
— 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
_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
— The annual Town election will be
held on the first Monday in March. Two
Commissioners to serve two years will
— 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
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
— 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
_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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
— The telephone exchange at Wilming
ton has established connection with New
— 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.
— An effort is being made to organize a
stock company at Dover to build glass
— 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
— 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#
— 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
— 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
— 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
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.
— Captain W. C. Eiiason and wife, of
Baltimore, are visiting Middletown rela
Mrs. Eiiason will remain several
— 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
— 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.
— 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
_ Scott Townsend is preparing for
Delaware College under the instruction of
Mr. Bessev, principal of the public
_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
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
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 * •
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
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
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, "
and sometimes even old
readers find so difficult to overcome.
all well received. —
" Asleep at the Switch,"
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
and the "Polish
music by Miss Emma Cotton and Mrs.
George W. Price added much to the enter
A Thief Caught.
Detective Crawlord, of Philadelphia,
to Middletown on Tuesday, and
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
supper she found that Mary Frances was
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
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
Roll of Honor.
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
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,
Joshna Armstrong. Willie Armstrong,
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.
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
newly married pair a pleasant serenade
and were invited in and treated hand
somely. Mr. and Mrs. Weldon received
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
President and W. G. Pierce Secretary and
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.
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.
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
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.
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,
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
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
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.
.•orked with all their
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
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.
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.
The title page contains an ex
Sales to Take Place.
property, of the late Edward T. Cross
j an( j hy the administrators, in Pencad'&r
Saturday, Febbuaby 9th.—Personal
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
Wednesday, February 13 .—Personal
property, by A. Gallagher, near Summit
Thursday, February 14th.—Personal
property of the late William Polk, Jr.,
near Middletown, by Cyrus Polk, admin
Friday, February 15 .—Personal pro
perty, by W. W. Walker, near Odessa,
Saturday, February 16.—Personal
property, by Joseph Van Pelt, at Noxen
Monday, February 18.—Personal pro
perty, by Josiah Blackway, Middle Neck,
Cecil Co., Md.
property, by John F. Staats, near Town
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
property, by John
Tuesday, February 26. —Personal
property, by M. J. Harbert, at Summit
Wednesday, February 27. —Personal
property, by Thomas Cavender, Bohemia
Thursday, February 28.—Personal
property, Mrs. Sarah Riley, near St.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Pythian Bazar !
DAMON LODGE No. 12,
Knights of Pythias,
WILL HOLD A
GRAND PYTHIAN BAZAR AND
In Middletown Hall,
Taesflay.WeSnesiar, Thmslay ani
Feb. 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th,'84.
There will be disposed of a
situated on West Green St.,
And also a great variety of useful and
ornamental articles, including
CARRIAGES, SLEIGHS, SETS OF
HARNESS, BUFFALO ROBES,
AFGHANS, A BARREL
Sewing Machines, Stoves, a Doll valued
at $30, Large Cakes, and a great
number of pieces of
Seasonable Refreshments ot all kinds will
be served euch evening during the
continuance of the Bazar.
AS* MUSIC EACH EVENING.
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
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.
' gem gMUwihsfments.
Public Sale !
subscriber, intending to quit farming,
11 at Public Sale, two mile* from Mid
dletowu, on the road from Middletown to
On TUESDAY, February 12,1884,
At 10 o'clock, A. M. t
His Entire Stock of Farming Utensils.
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
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
HOGS AND SHOATS BY THE POUND;
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
Heifer, good size, 2
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
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.
Such as Churn and Horse. Pans, Butter Tub,
One-quarter interest in 60 ACRES OF
WHEAT, well phosphated.
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.
S. M. ENOS, Auctioneer.
James W. Oldfield,
THEODORE H. ARMSTRONG,
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
43* HORSESHOEING A SPECIALTY.
JAMES W. OLDFIELD.
Cor. Lake and Main Sts., Middletown.
< 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
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
furnished on application.
Joseph Hanson, Agent
at Middletown, Del.
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!
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,
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.
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
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.
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.
Diamond State Super Phosphate.
Peach Tree Super Phosphate,
SUGAR BEET PHOSPHATE,
IMPORTERS OF POTASH,
Manufacturers ot and Dealers In
Fertilizing Materials Generally.
ODESSA AND MIDDLETOWN, DEL.,
No. 2 CHESTNUT STREET, PHILADELPHIA.
Established in 1867.
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Jxo. F. Staats.
Geo. M. D. Habt.
GEO. M. D. HART & CO.;
AGENTS FOB THE
Wm. Lea & Sons Co.
Highest Market Price
PAID KOI! GRAIN ON RAILROAD
Also, Wholesale and Retail
| 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.
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.
Middletown, Del., Jan. 25,1884-4t
36 and 38 So. Front St.
«»-CAPITAL PRIZE, $75,000*©»
Tickets only $5. Shares In proportion.
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."
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
By an overwhelming popular vote its fran
chise was made a part of the present State
Constitution adopted December 2d, A. D
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
.X-,. .o, „ SECOND GRAND DRAW
1 CLASS B, AT NEW ORLEANS, TUES
DAY February 12lh, 1884— 1651h Monthly
CAPITAL PRIZE, $75,000.
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
. . 20,000
9 Approximation Prizes of $750 . . $6,750
9 Approximation Prizes ot 500 . .
9 Approximation Prizes ot 250 . .
1967 Prizes, amounting to
Applications for rates to clubs should be
made only to the office of the Company in
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.,
or M. A. DAUPHIN,
607 Seventh St., Washington, D. C.
CAROLINA TOLU TONIC.
*»- FOR PULMONARY DISEASES AND
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,
and other medicines beneficial in above dis
\\ 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
This Tonic is classified by Commissioners
of Internal Revenue as medicinal, which does
not subject the vendor to license as liquor
and grocers at
HENRY BISCHOFF & CO.,
CHARLESTON, S. C. t
Sole Manufacturers and Proprietors.
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
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.
T. C. MURPnEY.
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