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A Dagsboaouqh IId. Farmer. — Robert B. Houston, Esq., living in Dagsboreugh Hundred, owns 2300 ceres of land, divided into 7 farms, 3 of which aro tilled by tenants, The pajt year, Mr. Houston, with four hands, raised 3600 bushels of corn, in addition to abont 800 bush els received from his tenants. Some of these farms he has but recently commenced to improve. Much of his land is swamp, which he designs clearing; ho has been clearing this . land at the rateraf 15 or 20 acres a year. When he shall engage in draining and clearing up much of tjijs swamp, he will be one of the moet extensive farmers in the coun ty; and he will succeed in making the business quite profitable too. His swamp lands yield about 40 bushell of corn to tho acre. He produces very little wheat. He keeps about 30 head of cattle, 4 mules and 2 horses; he buys about 2000 bushels of lime per yoar; this is brought in his vessel to a landing on the Indian River, about 4 miles from his residence; this fertilizer he has not been using long; he uses guano also. The lands of Mr. IIous ton, which are not worth, probably, more than $10 an acre, will be greatly enhanced in velue if the llailrood should go through that sec tion. ■withal being a poor man, a suw ef money was made up for him in this town, to relieve his present necessi ties. GEORGETOWN, DEL y THURSDAY, FEB., 1860. - . . ~~ — r. DODD, HDITOR a publisher. Found. —The Steward of the Frank Day, that went ashore on our coast the week before last, was found on last Monday week, dead. From the evidence it is probable that he got on shore, and froze before he could reach a house. His body was found on the Cotton Patch. The Captain has not been found. Mr. White, the only survivor of the wreck, was in our town some days last wook, and recounted to our citi zen« a tale of horrors, and his hero ic exertions in the saving of his life, with the scenes that he witnessed, and the privations and trials ho en dure«!. His conversation was quite interesting. As Mr. White lost nearly all that he possessed, and on on I It is said that though Barker, as j "Mace Sloper" was wont to express it, was "slightnally disappointed," still the community would have been very much gratified, if an inquest had been held over both the white and blade man, as neither one of ! in very goed repute in the ghborhoed. L pon the whole, our enterprising Deputy didn't make a greater mistake than did one of our former Coroners, who took hL| jury along with him, to hold an in Didn't Hold an Inquet. —On Wednesday of last week, a report gained currency in this town, thac a negro man had been killed near St. Johnstown, in a fracas with a white man. Deputy Coroner Barker, whe is ever on the alert for business con nected with the office, and stimula ted by tho Coroner, went down on the following morning to St. Johns town, to hold an inquest over the body.. After riding about twenty miles, he arrived at the place of his destination. Having instituted in quiries, tho resulted in the develop ment of the fact that the negro who should have died, had just gone with his axe into the wood to chop wood. As the negro obstinately persisted in refusing to die for tho accommo dation of our active Deputy Coroner, Barker left, seeing no possible chance for a job at that moment, but oonsoled himself with the thought that tho darkey might perchance out himself with the axe, and there by induce his death; and he accord ingly told the neighbors, in tho o vent of any such action, to apprise hitn of the fact. Some of B friends assert that he ought to~Tiave held an inquest over tho negro any way. r - There was some show of plausibil ity in the report, as on Thursday night the negro and a whith man— shame on him—were in a stable loft playing car ls, and soms difficulty having arisen with regard to tbe money, and the negro becoming saucy, the whito man pulled out his knife andstabbed his companion ic the lip and side, injuring him pretty severy. It was feared at one time the negro would die; hence the re port that was put in circulation. was nei quest, when they found the intended | subject of judicial inquiry gifting uj^ in bod. There was a fine occasion for expectations. A Smash Ur.—On Tuesday a horse driven by Edward Thorough good, of Milford, got frightened whilst standing to the carriage be fore one of our hotels, and ran away. He started around the square, and the wheel of tho carriage struck gainst the fence enclosing the circle; he then drew the carriage over two young trees, and finally, after run ning over the pavement in front of the Bank, brought up; but not till he had upset the carriage, and di vested himBelf of the greater part of his harness. Multitudes started to stop his career, as there were a great many persons on the square. The carriage was injured considerably but the horse received no hurt at all. On tjji same evening, a l^orse anij carriagtrran into a sulkey standing on tho square, and belonging te Thomas, and succeeded in demolish ing it. » » Bound Over.—Tc finish up the businoss and excitement of last Tu esday, Levin D. Vaughan stabbed, in the leg, William Y. Swiggett, an employe in tho Messenger Office, The instrument used was a knife; quite a wound was inflicted. Dr. Marshall dressed the wound. Swig gett has not been able to work since, Vaughan considered no plea, he was bound over to keep the peace. In addition to his knife, he boasted of having in his pocket a revolver or two, none of which are required in this commu nity. Eire arms in the hands of a druuken man, who has not discrimi nation about him, are rather danger ous, and the practice is to be depre cated. _ Horrible. —On Thursday of last week, says the Commonwealth, a couple of brutal men on a drunken sleighing frolic, cut their horse's throat from ear to ear, because the poor brute from weakness and ex haustion was unable to proceed as fast as they desired. The horse was then urged forward for awhile, but was finally taken from the sleigh and left to die along the road. The names of the two legged bruteq are not yet given, but the occurrence took place in Brandywine Hundred. They ought to be brought to justice if there is any law to meet it out to them, a was drunk, but as this was The schooner Franklin Treat, from Maine, while loading with grain off Lewes, went ashore, on Friday night, on the beach. They succeeded in getting her off on Sunday morning. She was not much damaged. Philadelphia Annual Confer ence.— The next session of this body will be holden in tho Union M. E. Church, of Philadelphia, and will commence on the 21st day of March, Bishop Baker presiding. Quite an excitement was cre ated here on Tuesday, in conse quence of the arrest of five sailors, who escaped from a vessel lying at the Breakwater. As they complain ed of hard usuage, a number of per sons interferred to get them clear. They were taken back to the vessel. School House Burnt. —The Dis trict school house, No. 4, in Slaugh ter Neck, in which Charles Tunnell, Jr., of this town, has been teaching for some time, was hurt tc the ground on last Thursday night, at about 12 o'clock. It is supposed tho fire ori ginated from some ashcB that were about the house. fi@"The Commissioners appoint ed to procure the right of way for the J. & B. Railroad from Milford to Georgetown, have obtained deeds from nearly all along the line. But few persons are disposed to he re fractory. The amount of land thus deeded is 106 acres. Snow —Wo had a slight fall of snow on Saturday evening. The manner in which it commenced led ns to believe that we might antici pate a large installment, but it ceas ed in a short time, and what fell, the next day's sun removed. I Appointment of Collectors.— j The following are tile Collectors ap Allen; Broad Creek, G. M. Truitt; Little Creek, ElishPennewell; Dags borough, Elihu G. Phillips; Bald more, George A. Jones; Indian Riv er, Robert D. Stephenson; Lewes & Rdioboth, Robert W. McColley. pointed by the Levy Coart, at their session last week, for the different Hundreds in this County:—Cedar Creek, W. P. Jefferson; Broadkiln, j Wm. W. Veasev; Nauticoke, Chal ton Smith; N." W. Fork, William i Execution. — John J. Botvin, con victed of the murder of John W. Dewlin, was executed ,-j.n the jail yard, at New Castle, alw Friday, lie left a confession, nP*%lncli he warned all to beware of drinking loons and bad company, as they had brought him to his sad eud, | a a sa Washington Festival.— The La dies of Berlin, Md., will commemo rate the one hundred twenty eighth anniversary of tb- birth day of Washington, by a f''ehtiv%l, to be held in th«s.Town HaB,-*®ißreucing on the evening of the 22f„ and con tinuing through the foiifwing day and evening. ; . , There will bo a supper given, nnd Fair held, on the evening of the 22d. The fair will he continued the next day, and a Levee held oil the even ing of the 23d. The proceeds of thg festival to be ~ Ht. of the ■äfcbtfrch. era! invi appropriate«! Rockingham for tb V cshjW I The ladies extend a tation to all. 86g"Rev. C. II. Mustard will preach in the Court House, in this town, on next Sabbath afternoon, at 3 o'olock. Lecture. —On Wednesday even ing, the Rsv. Mr. Haines, from Berlin, lectured before the George town Library Association, on the Stellar Bodies. A lai)ge audience might have been anticipated, in view of the fact that this gentleman is re garded here as a very popular prea cher. The subject matter was very good, but the speaker's voice was not sufficiently strong; and again, the room was quite un««afertab]e. jg@"The sketch of our fair cor respondent at Milton, shall appear in our next issue We are duly grateful to her, and would wish that she might often add to the interest our paper by the productions of her pen. General News. FROM WASHINGTON. The Assault of Mr. Edmunson on Mr. llickii m. Washington, Feb. 1«.. —Senator Wilson will leave the city* this after noon, for Massac called thithèr in death of his father. Ben Perly Poore has been ap pointed Clerk to the House Com mittee on Foreign Affairs. Many contradictory Stories are in circulation respecting jthe assault made by Mr. Edmudnion, of Vir ginia, on Mr. Hickmati of Pensyl vania, yesterday; but the facts arc believed to be that Mr. Edmundson, on meeting Mr. Hickman in the Capitol grounds, deliberately cut a small fir switch, and appliëd it to Mr. Hickman's face, denouncing him at tho same time as a coward and a slanderer. Vico President Breckenridge and Mr. Keitt, who were in company with Mr. Edmundson, prevented further proceedings The alleged cause of the attack is the tone of certain late speeches of Mr. Hick for want of tiations, with the viet^f putting end Ip these atrocitiR, which are disgraceful to humanity, and a con vontion for that purpose was being drawn up. This anpuncement was man, taunting Virginia spirit and manhood. GREAT BRITAIN. The proceedings of Parliament are interesting. In tbe House of Lords, Earl Gnftiville, in reply to a question, said the Government had received no information of any negotiations pending for the annex ation of Savoy to Franoe, and the French Government had not accord ingly been made acquainted with their opinioions as to Itich an ar rangement. In the House Of CoftYaoris, Mr. Griffith called attention" to the ru mor that 30,000 French troops were expected at Deghora, and inquired whether there was any reason to suppose that the object of such a movement was to prevent the an nexation of Central Italy to Sar dinia. Lord John Russell replied that there was no truth in the statement, and lie could see no reason to be lieve that the French contemplate any such step with the view imputed in the question. In reply to a question from Mr. Milues, Lord John Russell said that, in compliance with the address of the House on the cruelties practised on board American ships,' he had commuuicated on the subject with j the American Government, and pow er had been accordingly given to i Minister Dallas to- enter into uego .in received with applause. FROM PIKE'S PEAK. and Leavenworth, Kansas, Feb. 10. _ 'üm Pike's Peak Express arrived thifr'avternoon with dates to the 3d irtst- and $3000 in gold dust. The outward bound Express was de[ayed fifty-two hours by heavy snows, which fell to the deptli of 15 inches between the Big and Little Blue Rivers. Great excitement prevailed at Denver City, on account of a party attempting to claim possession • of several claims within the city limits, by a system of "jumping." "jnmpers" commenced the erection of a building, and were warned to desist by the Town Committee. The "Jumping Company declared it to be their determination to hold the claims at all hazards, and their rifles were levelled upon Committee. The latter, after holding a council, withdrew, but during the night a party proceeded to the claims and destroyed the improvements without molestation. On the day following, tho Jump ers retaliated, by firing upon Mr. R. B. Bradford, the Agent of the Ex press Company, who, however, es caped unhurt. An attempt was al so made to shoot R. E. Whitesett, the Secretary of the Town Commit tee. of The Owing to threats having been made to fire tho city, the streets were patrolled by armed bodies of citizens during .the ensuing night, but no outbreak occurred. It was the prevailing belief that the claim controversy would lead to serious results. Tho citizens of Aurora having taken measures to suppress the petty robberies, which had become alarm ingly prevalent, several collisions occurred between the citizens and the implicated parties. Ex sheriff Middaugh was fired up on while entering the street from the house of one of the despera does. A company of the military assem bled, who preserved quiet during the night; and on the next day four of the most offensive of the riotters were ordered to leave within five hours, under penalty of being hang ed, which request they complied withi Holloway's Pills and OINT t Holloway's Pills and OINT MENT. —We hear that almost inqred ble results have followed the exhi bition of this excellent medicine in oases of dropsy. Acting immedi ately upon the blood, it prevents the effusion of serum in greater quanti ties than the absorbents can take up, and by equalizing and regulating the flow of the Becretions and the circulation of the vital fluid, effectu ally stops the progress of the distem per. Holloway's Ointment is also used with great effect as a means of discharging by evaporation and ab sorption the water already collected in the cellular tissue. Really theie seems to be no disease which can resist the combined action of these two preparations. SOUTH AMERICA. Advices from Bogota state that the Catholic clergy there had collec ted all the Bibles distributed by the London Bible Socity, and hurt them in the public square. The British Minister strongly protested against the proceeding, but Mr. Jones, the American Minister, wa3 present, countenancing the outrage. A full statement of the affair has been sent to Washington. The advices from Valparaiso are -to January 1st, and from Callao to the 12th. Another destructive fire had taken place at Valparaiso des troying fifty houses mostly owned by Germans. The markets at Val paraiso were inactive. Cotton fa brics were lower, and wool dull, the market being overstocked. The advices from Buenos Ayres are to January 1st. Some indigna tion had been manifested there in consequence of an attack by the Brittish squadron upon the Paraguay steamer Tacuari, when leaving the harbor with Gen. Lopez aboard. The steamer backed her engines and subsequently got ashore. General Lopez returned to Buenos Ayres. Letters from Bolivia state that great discontent exists there against President Linares. Revolutions had broken out at various points, but were put down. Gen. Linares was at La Paz, with three divisions of his army, together with Castillo and Gen. Urbina, of Ecuador. Don Urcia is said to have been ban ished by Linares. Guyuquil was still in possession of the Peruvians, and it was supposed that they in tended to hold it permanently. Dyspepsia is one of the prevail ing diseases of this country. This is owning both to climatic influence, and the habit of eating our meals too rapidly. In spite of these adverse circumstances, this disease rapidly disappears by the use of the Oxy genated Bitters. WASHINGTON AFFAIRS. There is reliable information from Vera Cruz that Gen. Degollado lias been appointed Secretary for For eign Affairs, to serve during the.ab sencS of Mr. Ocampo, who is ex pected to arrive here in the course of the week, on a special mission from the Mexican Constitutional Government, and more especially to arrange such details of the McLune Treaty as are left to the Executive authorities of both Governments, in cluding the designation of the pla ces through which merchandise from the United States may either pass free, or at such rates of duty as our own Congress may impose, and also to arrange the means by which the boundary on the Rio Gvande shall bo better protected, and persons guilty of crimes oa either side be punished. The Senate's Committee of For eign relations decided'last week to by in in to not the er in of report the treaty, but this wss defer- 80 red, in order to ascertain tho opin- be ions of the Republican Senators, some of whose votes are necessary for its ratification. Nearly all tho Democratic Senators are already in favor of it. The explanations which will be made by Mr. McLano and others, as to the actual legal status of the Juarez government, mu3t, it is confidently asserted, havo the ef fect of removing the objections which are now interposed. The indica tions as to the ratification of the treaty are, as claimed by its friends, more favorable than otherwise. A letter dated from London, from a distinguished source, says the fea tures of the treaty, as published, have produced a good feeling among the leading merchants and bankers of England, who regard it as prom ising an improvement of business in Mexico, by the restoration of peace. Mr Wyke, the new British minister, goes thither with full instructions, and the Executive authorities at Vera Cruz are still confident that the Liberal Government will soon be recognized by England. AN OBDURATE AND INVET ERATE OASE OF DYSPEPSIA CURED BY THE OXYGENA TED BITTERS. The following from a gentleman well known in the region in which he lives ought to satisfy all those of little faith: Watertown, N. Y., July 28, 1858. S. W. Fuwle & Co., Boston,— Sirs :—Nino years since I was at tacked by that curse of all diseases, Dyspepsia, which so affected me as to cause groat oppression, fullness, and bloating of the bowls immedi ately aftet eating, accompanied with terrible pains in the stomach, often occasioning nausea, vomiting, acidi ty, and headache, together with general debility and suffering, alto gether rendering life a burthen. After having tried every known remedy without effect and despaiing of ever regaining my lost health, I was induced to make use of the Ox ygenated Bitters, the good effects of which were immediately visible on my health and system. Before using a whole bottle I was entirely cured; and I feel a pleasure in in ducing all like sufferers as myself to make use of this remarkable rem dy. THEO CALDWELL. Prepared by SETH W. FOWLE & Co, Boston, and for sale by John S, Lacey, Georgetown; John Fonder Soil, Milton, Kobt. West, and J. B. Lyons & Co.. Lewes; T. S. Johnson. Millsboro« JolmT. Long Ac Co , Frank fold; George H. Phillips, Concord; T. H. Riggin, Laurel; James Prettyman, Bridgeville; J. L. Willoughby, Seaford and by dealers everywhere. No. 2. 4t. Special Notices. MEXICAN MUSTANG LINI MENT. Its wonderful effects and conse quant popularity—perhaps no arti cle in the history of the Materia Medica, ever aquired the same Pa tronago, was subjected to the number of severe and different teats, and met with so few failures as the Mustang Liniment. It has justly been styled a Pauaoea for all exter nal Wounds, Cuts, Swelli' gs, Sprains, Bruises, or eruptions on Man or Beast. It is so far a medi cine of surprising virtue, that Phy sicians are compelled to prescribe it, and from some remarkable cures of Chronic and Distorted Rheumatic cases it has naturally attracted much attention from the firBt scientific minds of the age. No family can sam afford to be without a bottle of the Mustang Liniment in the house. Beware of imitations. Tho genuine js sold by respectable dealers in all parts of the world. BARNES & PARK, Proprietors, New-York. No. 50—lm. THE CLOSING YEARS OF LIFE are often rendered wretched by ailments which are trifling in themselves and easily cured if taken in time. Affection of the liver, stomach, and other organs concerned in digestion, are the most frequent. They naturally make the sufferer nqrvous, irritable and complaining, an3 relatives and friends are forced to bear the brunt of their ill-humor. The use of Ilostetter's Celebrated Stomach Bitters will prove an effi cient remedy for this evil. It will not only strengthen the whole phy sical organization, but entirely the most obstinate cases of Indiges tion, Diarrhoea, Dysentery, and Liv er Complaint. The first physicians in the country are loud in their praise of this preparation. Another recom mendation of the Bitters is that it is 80 palatable to the taste that it may be used even as a beverage, Sold by all druggitts. ° I ui a VDi IIELMBOLD'S Genuine Prepa ration for Loss of Power, Loss of Memory. NEW YORK MARKETS. Flour. —The markot is not so active for Western Canal flour; Sales at $5 10 a 5 25 for superfine 3tate and Western, $5 30 a 5 40 for extra do, $5 45 a 5 50 for choice do. $5 80 a 5 95 for shipping brands of round hoop extra Ohio,' $6 a 6 80 for trade brands, $5 65 a 7 for extra St. Louis and Genesee extra. Grain.— Wheat market is un changed; sales 1400 bushels at $1 55 fir prime white Southern, delivered; $1 28 for red do; 1 50 for prime white Indiana. Corn dull and heavy; sales 5000 bushels at 79 a 80c for Jersy yellow; 80c for Jersy yellow; 80c for white South ern. PHILADELPHIA MARKETS. Flour.— Holders of Flour firmer, and prices are rather better. The sales to the trade have been to a .fail extent at from $5 50 to 5 75 for common mixed to choice super fine; $ 5 76 a 6 50 for extras and extra family, and $6 75 a 7 per hbl. for fancy brands. Grain.— Prices of Wheat are 1 a 2c. better* sales at 1 32 a 1 36c., mostly at 1 35 al 38 for prime reds, and 145 a 1 50c. for white. Corn comes foward slow ly; about 10,000 bus!, yellow found buyers at 76 a 77c in store. are of Near Milton, on the 11th inst.. Mrs. Sallie Waples, wife of Mr, Gideon Waples. democratic County Meeting. It having long been the custom of the Democratic Party of Sussex County, to select, in county meeting assembled, its Delegates and Alternates to the Nation al Democratic Convention, all the mem bers of said party are requested to meet at Georgetown, on Tuesday the I3thof March next, for the purpose of choosing a Delegate and Alternate, to represent in conjunction with the Delegates and Alternates of the pai ty from Kent and New C'aslle Counties, the Democracy of Delaware, in the Charleston Conven tion. R. B. HOUSTON, Cha'n Co. Cen. Com. S»,«00 PEACH trees The subscriber begs leave to inform the public, and peach growers in general, that he has a choice selection of nursery trees of ene year's growth, from the bud, for sale at his nursery, near Hightstown, Mer cer Co., N. J., which wi|l be sold at a reasonable price. ENOCH A. ELY, • Applicanls will please leave their or ders with Col. G. H. Wright, George town, Sussex Co., Del. No. 2—2ms. SHINGLES! SHINGLES!! The subscribers would annopnep to the public, that they have fpr sale, at Phillips' Hill, in Dagsbc-r rough Hundred, a large lot of extra hard and soft Cedar Shingles, which Those in want of well to give them q they sell cheap, shingles will do call. Layton & Otwell, No ltf.