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flATUKDAY MORNlNG*MARCn 14, 186 ».
3mr Edward M. Foster,4
Wilmington, la authorised
Maas, aavcrtlaanaaata, Ac. I
Transcript.
of correction of the evil, well assured that
that wise, patriotic and dignified body,
would not disappoint his reasonable hopes
and expectations.—But, alasl we fear
there is little prospect, now, that the Sen
ate Will measure up to the standard of its
former greatness, or he able to rise above
the prejudices of party, to a proper appre
ciation of the grave and solemn responsi
bilities which now attaob to it in its char
acter of a court of impeachment, organi
sed to t'j', for the first time in the history
of pur country, the chief Executive offioer
of the government« dor ' ' high crime and
And, he it remembered,
that the Act for which hois to be arraigned,"
or the principal allegation against him, is
sirepty tbe exercise of a right which was
conferred by tho Constitution, and whieh
belonged to all his predecessors, front the
foundation of the government until now,
or until Congress attempted to take away
. this constitutional prerogative, by the
enactment of the Tenurc-of-office bill. It
is scarcely possible for any impartial ami
dispassionate man to realize that theoflenoe,
if offenes thore be, is commensurate with
the grave and extreme penalty which Con
gress seeks to visit npon the President.
If he sbonld be oonvietod and deposed,
ander the circumstances, the result will
go far to shake the popular belief in the
sts,bUity of constitutional government, be
cause, the preosdont onee established, it
will be sppealed to in future, to get rid of
adjf President wbo may render himself
obnoxious to a partisan majority against
him in Congress. It must also be rc
gqfded as an evidence of the decline of
eiyil .liberty in our widat, and Buch must
be tbo judgment of the world when the
merits of the present impeachment issue
are passed in review before it.
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TM« Vernal Stasou.
After a very dong and an unusually
severe winter, the veroal season is upon
ns. The snow bas not yet eutircly disap
peared, but still lingers, in places, along
the hedge-rows, in the ravines, and in the
forest- Tbe Mailing Arbutus, and the
Viblet, and the Snow Drop, will soon be
opening their delicate petals, and shed
ding their fragrance around Stem, to de
light our eyre and regale our olfactories.
The frost, whieh so thoroughly piked our
roads daring the winter, facilitating trav
el, has left our high-ways and by-ways in
a " melting mood," to be sure, but under
the ioflnencre of old Sol's genial rays they
will soon be dry again, and the traveller
may resume hie journeying« with accus
tomed facility. The farmers ore prepar
ing to drive their teams, afield, and every
thing around us heralds the approach of
Spring. The season and its appropriate
refleetwna are quit» anffioient to pnt on«
in the poetic rein, but as our numbers do
not flow aa readily as the little rills whioh
everywhere gash from the snow-clad hill
■idea, we substitute, in lieu of anything
of our own, » Hule gem from one of tbe
" Sweet singers of Israel," which, in all
the poems that tbe vernal season bas given
birth to, we hare not seen surpassed. It
is this :
14 Fur lo, tW* winter is past,
Tbe rain ia over nod gone;
The flowers appear on the earth;
The lins of the singing of bird* is come,
Aud the voice of the turtle ia heard ia our
land."
We shall be pleased to hear from
Newark correspondent, is often as incli
nation moves him to write. His article is
deferred until our neat. There is no
*»ngcr of bis contributions finding their
n J into our " scrap basket." We ap
preciate them too highly for that.
our
N«w Hampshire Election.—A telegram
to the N«w York Wodd, professing te
give the mo«t reliable rotarn., g' lres
rim an, Republican,
87,577, Sinclair.
Democrat, 35,537. Republican maturity
2.040. A Democratic gain of abont lOtw
since Iasi year.
Attorney General Stanberry has
•igned his position in order to take part in
tb« impeachment trial. President John
son bas aceep4c<rh1t resignation.
re
Richard Carey, charged with the murder
of William Connell, in New-York, last
January, ha* been convicted and
cod to imprisonment for life.
sen ten
William Cole, an Iriahman, died in
Hartford, ëppdajr evening* nearly HI
years old. He was never sick, married
thru*' lima- rind had nin. tf. p diififn n.
bor the MukUrtotcH T ranscript .
yarn KStTSsue
I noticed an article against Building I»oan
Aaeociatione from Inquirer, and believing
him to be honest in hu viewB, and willing
to be convinced of the truth of these boh
«6ts, I will, candidly, undertake to give
>*>r4ltiou4liAv Mire», al
igeoranmr what alP%ho uikfertSko lb re
an y association should be poBsesed of,
«*«»*■/* * he ease.
tOBet i ta rth
claim8 of Buildi ; nd ^
tions, their originator, their practical
workings the», tauwifc, und Ihs nuths .
"atical problem Inquirer h» pleased to sar
e" 1 "? 11 * demand than w oopy the fellow
iuj^ from the Dtlau^rt k»u of Nov. ,16,
"The present age is one of progress.
Many are the means of a sound anil prac
tical nature that have been employed to
develop individual character aud euter
pWsè, to ensure to h-iuesf industry its
proper reward, and to increase the com
fort Und usefulness of the masses, Building
and Loan Associations, in the accomplish
ment of these results, exercise no little
influence. The first institution of the kind
was established at Kireudbroght in 1815
under the auspices of the Earl of Selkirk,
a gentleman of large fortune and liberal
views. Soon they extended into the
ufactoring districts of England, apd after
rd« were established in London. They
were introduced ' ip|sx .this country oyer
twe P t ï-? v P years ago, and have
o peril ted successfully in moat of *i«.citio».
In Philadelphia, whole distrieta have been
built up through their instrumentality.
Th« primary ohject ofthese Aaaociatious
ia to convert rent into capital—to enable
every man to become his own landlord
By uniting the savings of individual
bqrs small sums of money arc rendered far
more productive than they possibly could
be if expended separately. By paying
into a joint concern but little, if any, more
than would be consumed in rent, a home
can he procured and the money kept in
the community.
We all know that every renter in the
Course of seme eight or ton yean pays
enough money to purchase the property
rented. These societies propose the asso
ciation of individual energies and means,
and the purchase of property instead of
renting it. Usually to purchase property
a large sum of money is required, and but
few,in these times can command the
sary capital ; but most of our laboring and
business men can save enough from their
labor aud business to pay a small sum
a
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every month. I« fa» they have ta
enatigU ta pay Feat, and by a «Kgl* adtli
tioa they could meet their monthly dues
in aa aaqpeintioD of this kind and thereby
scare a home, dt ia true that all the mem
bers could not procure a home at tha start, |
but all could during theterm of the Associa
tion's existence, and as fkMua our know
Jedge extouds, from seven to eight years
is the maximum period required.
The following is an outline of the plan
and vysjHOgs of an Association of this
kiud ;
Let each share of stock be one dollar a
month, paid in monthly daring the term
of the AjasoesRtian'a existence. Suppose
there are a thousand share». Every month
0100 will be paid ia, and this turn Is put
up moathlv and sold to the highoet bidder
at a premium, and this premium is deduc
ted, end the bulanee handed over to the
buyer. With this advance die buyer must
either build or secure property of equal
value ; mud as security to the Astoeiaüon,
give a mortgage on it equal in value to tho
net sum of mouey he receives,
A stockholder is allowed to bkl for 0200
on eaeli shore he holds, and, after be bor
rows, pay», in additiou to bin dues for
shores, tt per cent, on the »mount for which
he bids. This interest is paid monthly.
This association winds np when the as
sets of it are sufficient to divide out toesoh
stockholder 0200 for each share of stock.
To one not acquainted with the workings
of there Associations, this might seem to
bo a usurious marie of loaning money, the
borrower being required to pay a premium
at tho owtast, end thereafter an interest of
(1 per cent, not simply on the eraount lie
actually receives, hut on the amount for
which be bids; and this would be so, if thu
borrower and lender wuro two distinct par
ties, bat the borrower is one of the coni
C 1 nent pat ta of the concern und derives
s proportionate profit from the invest
ment of the premium and intorcst whieh
he pays.
Borrowing money from the Association,
even at forty per eent. premium, is as
cheap ns borrowing money in tho oedinarv
way at tt per cent. - i
For instance, a stockholder owning 5
shares bids for 01t)OO at forty per eent.
f ircraium. This would be 0400 premium,
caving him 0000 net. -Sow for this
000« he is required to pay 06 a month
his shores and 06 interesta month, namely
010. In seven yearn at thii rale of pie
mini» the Association would wind up and
in all he has paid 084«.
save
Suppose he borrows 0000 ill this nrdi
nary wwy. The intorret would 1* 03tt
- in *ewen Jftres 0252, mak
tng re m l j p&a'J, showing s balance of 012
in faiwr ofrxiwreDWiBg from Che Association
•wen at 40 per cent. « An important etm
slueration is «hwk the lctifiu payments arc
mads in retail and convenient sums paid
montMy, and not in bulk at one time os
in ordinary loan*. Another advantage ia
that the Association Laos to tbe foil Value
.the mortgaged, ••* »"* marely to two
m thri-e-fourths of the value as ht
ordinnryfoan*. Thi» it eon do, because it
fit« already «waived a premium from the
bofrower, and »Iso bnreosi the borrower
ra-gms to pav bock portions of the prinei
tints lasse Häng tim riait e»«ry
montu. _
^ As au llwUuoe of üiu practUal nntrkinrj
rewicMtion of the kind we give tbe
te Rowing -Suppose » man occupy* «
h0 ""^ th ' or which he pays, aa
rent, 020« per annum, payable monthly,
quarter)^, or yearly, as the owe mky hie,
he wtll in eight y»»re have paid 01000
and lost the »lupin interest on the pay
■tents of the rent he h»s made within that
tim»-, amounting to g!«j. He W
per
VhU
pmaii tutü. & Uüllà. fur »hiclUut 1ms uotli
inglo show but his landlord's receipts.
Suppose he had 15 shares in this Associa
tion, he is entitled to bid lor ftilOOU, and at
33$ percent premium he would get 02000
the house heretofore rented,
have to pay (> per cent on
«lieh would be 015 per month,
hut monthly dues on 15.shares
030 per month, which in
ht y el«» would amount to 02880. The
urt^t on the same lias accumulated to
'*fie crSBtajf bis shares of stock and been
added to them. Ilcncc by paying 01184
more than his re»t as before, he has in
flow* become lus own landlord and
T™* 11 >>°'»e worth 02000 or more, ae
dording to the rise in property, and has also
hid thgjMicuuaiiev. rent free, eight years,
wortu moro thil11 ttlc difference. In a word
a ml
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his house has cost him 01184.
This is by no means an extreme case,
but one which has frequently taken place
in lhiilding and Loan Associations.
He w ho docs not build at the commence
meut of the Association's existence has
advantages ns well as the successful bidder.
The delayed date of purchase will shorten
the time for the additional payment of in
terest ; and every cent paid into the Asso
ciation is not only so much saved, but in
vested in the safest possible manner, and
accumulating far more rapidly than by ally
other mode of investing small sums.
Hoping Inquirer's mind may rest at ease
and his eyes be gladdened by tho happy
and
homes that can now be secured by those
who heretofore have, never been bid to as
pire to a home of their own, [ cordially
invite him to call upon .us again.
Building Loan.
Correspondence o/the Middletown Transcript.
Messrs. Eihtuks.— Having not as yet
written anything for tho columns of yuttr
worthy paper (the Transcript;) I thought
I would make mention of a new feature in
the swindling business, as practiced by
some deceptious person, who, upon a close
observation would pass for white, but of
rather a dark principle, as will be seen
from the following statement. Oil Sun
day night, February 23rd, tlio black
population of Sandy Branch, were thrown
into a great exeitement, by the appearance
of a white man, claiming to bo their Mo
ses, in their midst, who as he stated
authorized to furnish them with cheeks to
the amount of from four hundrixl to four
thousand dollars a piece, payablo at the
" Citizens National Bank of Middletown,"
tbe writing or characters on said cheeks
resembled some ancient Hieroglyphics or
signs, that the man himself or no one else
could make sense of, however, his fee for
the same being from one to five dollars
each, whereupon he succeeded in getting a
pretty good sum, besides a watch or two,
and after so doing he has left for parts un
known, to the great astonishment of said
Bandy Brttnehers. But, before leaving
them, and still farther to increase his well
filled purse, promised to build a church
and school house. The building of the
same, to commence on tho following Tues
day, provided they would raise from their
neighbors and acquaintance, a certain sum
whercwitli to purchase a piece of land, fi
which he would pay one hundred dollars
per acre, and also have the privilege to
build where he saw proper, without ask
ing consent of the owner or owners. Now
the simple block-heads, had no moic sense
pr forethought than to do as they were bid,
and at present find to their sorrow that they
ha vc been duped aud cheated out of
one, two, or perhaps throe hundred dol
lars. On Saturday night last he again
made his appearance, but taking good care
not to visit tho same house at which he
stopped the Sunday bight before, but cal
ling upon an old colored man by the name
of John Robinson, asking for lodging for
the night, John unconscious of his busi
ness received the swindler under his roof;
n«xt morning John's visitor proposed to
pay him his bounty money (some three
hundred dollars,) if John would first give
said swindler three dollars, the required
sum Was handed over and in exchange
John received an old stocking, securely
sewed up, with the request that it sho/ito
not be opened untl said swindler had left,
John's curiosity being at the highest pitch
proceeded after some time to examine his
supposed pile of greenbacks, John turn
ing to his better half and Faying " brets
do Lord marse Lincum has gone and dem
it at last, frow marse Johnson under dc
bench, and give us de gemmcti what makes
money for do colored pussuns," hut here
ho was sadly disappointed, for instead of
bounty money. Lord bress you honey, a
pair of dirty stockings and the rusty frame
of un old portmounaie. Well, John was
sold for throe dollars cash, nail he wishes
to see di at 'jemmen once more before he
dies. Nmv we may take the foregoing
an afet of kindness as practiced to a great
extent during the last few years, by those
who profess to take so great an interest in
Sambo's welfare, using him as a screen,
from behind which the country and her
rights are gulled uni cheated.
With'
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Slime
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John Thompson.
■Saïuiÿ Branch, March 4th, 18ti8.
Lautflaiu Countltutton.
The white minority of the Louisiana
Oanrentiou have entered their protest
against tho adoption of on instrumout
which the majority of that liody has pre
seated to the people for ratification os a
eonstitution. Tiny «>y that social cqual
ity is attempted to be enforced, an outrage
which is as tjir beyond tho authority of
legislation us it is beyond tbe itounbs of de
cenoy and common sense ; -that the right
nf citizens to control their own property is
attempted to Ijc taken from them, whieh is
hardly more than is now done under inili
t*ry rule, but which is none tho less out
rageeus as one of the purposes of n consti
tntion to be permanently cstublislied ; that
the judicial system is radically defective,
rendering the riglit to property and the
lives and liberties of the people uncertain,
mid that tho system of publie education
ean bo sustained only by heavy contribu
tions forced from tax-payers wbo do not
approve of it. guch is the system which
the Radicals would force upon the people
of the South by the une of Miltaarv powpr.
~ Philadelphia Acte.
___' _
The South Carolina State Convention
ill Adjourn to-da v.
MIMur) UcpvaUuc lUtlt
Correspondence ol the Philadelphia Aye.
The efforts made during the last year to
impair the confidence of the people in the
Chief Magistrate of the Uuion, aud to
bring about a complication of public af
fairs, such as would render it safe for the
duininnn^wrty in Congress to depose the
President»- political reasons (although
earried further), is not without a parallel
in our history.
Tn 1705 an attempt was made to destroy
the character of President Washington,
with an intention, had it succeeded, to im
peach him. Thu parties combined tv ac
complish these objecta consisted of—
1. The opponents of the Bunding
■Scheme of Alexander Hamilton.
IT. The partisans of the French Directory.
111. The opponents of the Excise Law.
This combination assailed Washington
with a bitterness and vigor never since
surpassed in- this country. The vials of
party wrath worn poured out against him
through a malignuut press. We are told
by Chief Justice Marshall—
"His military and political character
was attacked with equal violence, and jt
was averred that he was totally destitute
of merit, either as a soldier or a statesnmu.
The calumnies wit^ which he was assailed
were not confined to his public conduct ;
even his qualities as a man were the sub
jects of detraction. That he had violated
the Constitution in negotiating a treaty
without tho previous advice of tie 1 Senate,
and embracing within that treaty subjects
belonging exclusively to the Legislature,
was openly maintained, for which an im
peachment was publicly suggested ; aud
that he hiid drawn from the Treasury, for
bis private use, more than the salary an
nexed to his office, was asserted without a
blush. T his last allegation \yas said to be
supported by extracts from the Treasury
accounts, and was maintained with the
most persevering effrontery."
In addition to the insurrection in the
western eouutics of Pennsylvania, which
Washington believed to have been "foineu
tei by the self created societies who
laboring to effect some revolution iu the
government," the President was embar
rassed by divisions and dispensions in his
Cahiuc t, aud a want of fidelity on tho part
of some members of his Cabinet, and
also eofronted by a serious dispute with the
House of Representatives, arising out of
his refusal to comply with a resolution of
the House requesting the President to lay
before it fchç instructions, correspondence,
and other documents relative to tho treaty
with Great Britain negotiated by Mr. .fay.
His biographer, Washington Irving, says:
" Washington, believing that those pa
pers could not be constitutionally demand
ed, resolved fr
from the fullest conviction of his mind, to
resist the principle which was evidently
intended to ho established by the call of
tho House ; he only deliberated on the
manner in which this could be done with
the least had consequences."
Washington, iu his answer, after observ
ing that to admit tbo demand would estab
lish a dangerous precedent, concluded by
declaring that "os it w
due administration of the government that
the, boundaries f fixed by the Constitution ,
between the different departments should be
observed, a just regard to the Constitution
and to the duty of his office forbid a com
pliance with the request."
This decided answ'or subjected President
Washington to numerous misrepresenta
tions and fabrications, which
shall, "
pressed upon the publié in order to with
draw the eofidenee of the nation from its
chief." Amid all these difficulties Presi
dent Washington pursued the even tenor
of his way, but that bis magnanimous heart
received a deep wound from these persecu
tions and misrepresentations there is ample
evidence in his letters.
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tho first moment aud
essential to the
says Mur
■re with unwearied industry
To Jeffersou, he writes, "until within
tiic last year or t wo I hail no conception
that parties wnultl or ever could go the
length I have been witness to ; nor did 1
believe until lately that it was within the
bounds of probability, hardly within those
nf possibility, that while I was using my
utmost exertions to establish a national
character of our own, and wished by steer
ing a steady course to preserve this ooun
try from the throes of a desolating war, 1,
should be accused of being the enemy of
one nation and subject to tlie inffui-uee of
another : and to prove it. that every net of
my administration would be tortured, sod
tbe grossest and most insidious misrepre
sentations of them be made, by giving
side of a subject., and that too in such
agger.Tted and indecent terms as could
searoely lie applied tu a Nero, a notorious
even a common pickpocket."
Again, we are informed that when the
Minister of tlie French Republic «at the
nets of tlie United States government nt
defiance and threatened the Executive witli
appeal to the people, nnd the latter,
notwithstanding the indignity thus offered
to their Chief Magistrate, sided with tlie
aggressors, and exulted in their open dé
fiance of his national policy, he became
weary anti impatient, and being handed
one of those scandalous libels in circulation
called " The Funeral of George Washing
ton," wherein tho President was represented
as placed upon a guillotine, a horrible paro
dy on the late decapitation of the French
King, "burst forth," writes Jefferson,
" into one of those transports of passion bc
( yoml liis control : inveighed against the
personal abuse whieh hail been bestowed
upon him, and defiod any man on earth to
produce a single act
been in this government whioh bad not
bi en dene in the purest of motives. He
had never repented but onee having «lipped
tho moment of having renigned his office,
nnd that waR every moment wince. In the
agony of his heart he declared that he had
rather be in his grave than in his present
R'tuation ; that he had rather bo on his
farm than to bo made Emperor of the
World, and yet, said lie, indignantly, they
charging me with wanting to be a
" From Randolph. Secretary of
explanation of his
one
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defaulter, or
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of his since he had
aro
King."
State, he demanded an explanation of his
statements to tbe French Minister, (con
tained in an intercepted dispatch of tlie
latter to his government,) which reflected
on the purity of conduct as well as fidelity
of the Secretary to his superior. The ex
planation was promised, and Mr. Randolph
resigned ou the spot.
ffW oomrtry Hw wttj ttWrtT tht* ffWhtf
came to the defense of the President.
General Assembly of Maryland passed an
unanimous resolution to the following ef
fect, that " Observing with deep concern
a scries of efforts, by indirect insinuation
or open invective, to detach from the frst
Magistrate of the Onion tho well-earned
confidence of his fellow-ei Fixe»,
it their duty to declare, and the
by declare, tliclr unabated, reliai
integrity, judgenscnfr'iind patriot
President of the United States."
Meetings were Injd iu every part of the
Union to express the public feeling in the
matters referred to in this com mu mention.
The result was that tho character of the 11^
lustrions Washington came Out of the or
deal without a stain upon it, and tho peo
ple, although they did not espouse his
views, avowed their readiness to support
him in the exercise of his constitutional
functions.
The difficulties to which we have re
ferred occurred early iu our history, and
when the government was as yet an exper
iment, and it is difficult to perceive how it
mould have been maint. lined and preserved
had the opponents of tint policy of Wash
ington's administration succeeded in tin ir
attempts to destroy the utfeclious of the
people for his person and tlieir confidence
ill fiis character.
The
tlfliy tiliuk
•y tlo Av..
i mi the
u of the
Tho history of those controversion limy
he read with advantage' in the prosent tur
bulent times at 'Washington. The pooplo
should, without distinction of party, imi
tate in this emorgonoy the example of tho
Fathers ih mantaining unimpaired the
rights, prorogatives and diguifv of tho
Presidential pffieo. T'hey should demand
that the questions in dispute between the
Kxocutive and Ccmgro«^,• be submitted fo
tho Supreme Court for <td#tâôn. and that
there be no deposition of the l'resident for
political reasons, especially as we are with
in a few months of the tinu» when the peo
ple, of whom Presidents, Benote« and
Representatives, are but the servants, will
at the ballot-box pronounce their decision
on the grave quostihns at issue, and to
which all will cheerfully submit. This
course is demanded alike by wisdom and
patriotism, and will save us from dangers
whieh it is t*> be feared will follow any
other course. We may flatter ourselves
that we aro a people too enlightened and too
good to pass into the excesses whieh have
inarkod revolutions in every age. But we
should remember that in all ages of the
world, and in all countries, excited passion,
in its extremes, is the same; the individ
ual man, however enlightened and upright
he may ho as an individual, is merged in
the mass to which he bcolngs, identifies
himself with the passion
hour, and rushes on to destruction. Oh !
that men would learn something from his
tory. But it has been well observed, that
we ever place the lantern in the stern, and
not it tho prow. It sheds its light only
on the tumultuous billows of the past. We
there see the wreck of nations that have
committed them sel vos to discord and
arehy, tossed nnd heaving on the stormy
surge. Let the people of the United States
beware how. under any circumstances, they
allow a political party to depose the Chief
Magistrate of the Uuion, as is now pro
posed to be done, lest, heedless of the rocks
ahead, the Ship of »State is dashed into
fragments, and all aro cngulphed in com
mon ruin, the Republic lost, nnd the inca
pacity of man for self-government estab
lished beyond controversy.
itlea of the
nii
Afilmixgioih of Senator Vickers*
The Baltimore 8tm of Tucyday yaj'H :—;
It. will he Been that the Her. Mr. \ r inkers,
the newly elected United Suites Senator
from Maryland, v
and took hi» scat.
,as yesterday sworn in
As we anticipated no
objection was made to Mr. Vickers on the
score of his political or personal antece
dents, hut, lL-vortheh
n.a 'e tin ineffectual effort to prevent his
admission by offering a resolution re faring
his credentials to the committee on the ju
diciary, to inquire whether thjtf State, with
its present constitution, has a republican
form of government, so as to be competent
at this time to elect a Senator of the Uni
ted States.
, Mr. Sumner
Tiiis is a fair specimen of the
unscrupulous fiicilitv with which the ex
remists, of whom ifv. Smum-r is tlie type,
find pretexts to exelmlo from the halts of
legislation all who differ from them in po
Htiefil opinion; tit one time, as.in the ease
of Mr. ThStitas, iiujiugnln-' llii-ir loyalty,
nnd in another, as in that of G5u. Vickers,
where tio such imputation possibly cytilfi
bo made, fafllfi" back upon this exploded
pretence that the government of liis Slaty
was tint republican, and tlicn-foro ipmninp
U-nt to elect a Senator. Even Mr. Coti
tii-ss, of California, felt compelled to
pro
nuance the grounds Oil vvliich Mr. Sumpey
based His resoltuion ridiculous, and moved
tn lay it OU tlie table, calling for the y
and nays. _ Mr. Ftminor finally witlidi.
liis resolution, saying he had aucomplished
his purpose in making the point. That
was a good point at whieh to stop, and we
hope Mr. Sumner will rest upon it.
the meantime we congratulate tlie State
and country that the gond old Common
wealth of Maryland is now, after an inter
val of a year, fully represented in the Sen
ate of the United States, Verily, we have
a republican forrti'bf government.
Tn
Wocld Resionation Stop Trial.—
Since the report became current that Mr.
Johnson might resign in case the points
ho intends to mitko against the proceedings
of the Senate are decided adversely to him
by a party vote, the question us to tlie
effect of such resignation has engaged the
general attention of lawyers. Opinion ap
pears to bo very much divided upon the
matter. Sonin lawyers of high standing,
and among them some who are known
ympathize with Mr. Johnson, hold ihut.
h action on the part of tlie T résident,
would not uf necessity prevent the Senate
from proceeding with the trial and pro
nouncing its judgement. On the other
hand, lawyers of both political parties
maintain that such a step would be
plcte bar to further proceeding«.
to p
a eom
A «now slide of five or eix miles in ox
tont occurred lately near the town of Cia
eo, a mountain station on the Cqntral Pacif
ic Railroad. Six Chinamen arc known to
have tan killed. Seven locomotive on
gin^ "cro buried b v the nvolauchc.
~ r
irmra orwsxvti
On Monday last the ice gorged just be
low Toledo, Ohio, causing the water to
rise rapidly during the night, and by Tues
day morning the warehouses, flVks ml
lumber-yards, along the river,»Were coin
plotaly flooded. The Island House Hotel,
railroad depot, and all the adjoining Iniil
diugs arc inoielated. The Cleveland and
Toledo itaUrtmd bridge sustained sores
damage, hut travel Is unintefirupied Mi
the repairs will be completed
Tuesday, the gorge gave way, and the
whole muss moved down the stream, carry
ing with it about two hundred feet of the
Cherry street bridge.
8. II. Dayman, the American Express
messeugur on the Hamilton and Dayton
train, was robbed by a party wbo entered
the ear by means of fiilse keys after tbe
train left Louciilaud. Tbo robbers escap
ed at the next station, carrying with them
packages containing 020,UUl). The mes
senger was discovered bleeding aud sense
less. Tho monoy bolougod to parties in
Indiana and Illinois.
Advices from Vota Crur, via Havana
stale that thu trials of the persons alleged
to have been engaged iu the late conspira
cy to overthrow tho Juarez Government,
are progressing. The plun of tho Mexi
cans was to assassinate the inumbers of the
Jauroz cabinet, overcome the regiment
stationdd at tlie palace, rob the treueury.
aud indulge in seem s of rapine und murder.
A private letter received in Washington
from Fort Laramie, Kansas, states that
lied Cloud and his kind of 8igux Indium*
had come into tile fort. The writer also
says that jt is belived there iu greater prob
ability of making treaties with all the hos
tile Sioux during this spring than ever
before. „
Work has been resumed on the Kansas
Branch Fucitio Kuilruud, and truck kying
will eommeuce in a few days. It is ex
pected that twenty miles of the now road
will be ready for inspection within two
days. The line of the road id entirely
free from snow, and there is no obstruction
whatever to travel.
The Cheyenne Star has a report that a
goveruiiK lit freight train luid been attack
ed by Indians, near Fort Felterinaii ; that
the garrison at the fort lias been surround
ed, and escape cut off, and that the troops
from Fort Bussell wero on a march to the
relief of the garrison and train.
Tho modal ordered by tho Wisconsin
Legislature of 1807, to bo presented to
Cyrus 1\ . Field, has just been received.
It is solid gold, coaling 01,0(10, and is in
scribed, "To Cyrus W. Field, tile origi
nal projector of the Atlantio'Cable."
Five ladies have been sworn in by the
Legislature of Kansas to act as enrolling
clerks to that body, and three ladies were
chosen on the school committee at the town
election iu Reading, Mass., on Monday
last.
Du
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I
I
It appears to be tbe iftiminious testi
mony of all who have had oucasiuu to dig
in the ground during this winter, that the
frost has penetrated to a greater depth
than for
many years.
The election for city officers of Sale
X. J. on Tuesday hist, resulted in
a d. -lu
ne ra tic majority of 152— démocratie e-ain
: 72.
crown
nt
Rossini received a golden laurel
from the musicians, on occasion of tho five
hundredth performance of his " William
Tell."
grand-ehil
Queen Victoria lias twelve
Jr-ii.
MARRIED.
On Tuesday, the 10th Inst. In- Rev. Mr. Morsel,
Mr. Theodore Pm Inn
Klla fqieur, of this town.
•rston. of iSniymn, nnd Miss
DIKII.
the 5ib inst. Klius. »on of
. C. (Jlunu, formerly
In llultiinore.
Marlli.i K.,
pf Cecil county.
• I tlie late \\*
THE MARKET«,
MIDDLETOWN* MARKET
Wheat, prime red
yellow.
$2 50
1 OK
•• white
,. 1 or.
. 4 00
Oats.
Timothy .Seed
CloYrr Seed..
Butter..
... -,.j
! ."Or,Ml els. Ipt tb
30 els If! dozen
ISft 20 cts. -p 11,
IBfiplS " "
IC(ir.)8 " "
16(<nl8 " "
1 HO?. 15 " "
I Oft, 15 " "
G !
Turkey
OeeFiv.
Ducks.
Clfieke
Lard ..
Ho.
Beef.
Hiimir..
Sid«**.
Shoulder*
l*o I a toe*..
14 (it) 16 " "
18^,15 " "
10 bu*h
20
5 '
WlLMIXiTON.
Wheat red.
Corn.
O.its..
Flour.
....$2 «0
.1 14
.... 80
.$12 75<W;i3 50
....Ç2 50(5-2 55
} n
R::(S,85
l-!UI..VI>EI,rlllA.
Prime red wheat.
Corn, new yellow.
Oata..
MISIlf.KH-S HERB RITTERS
tins cured more Discuses in communities where
it is know n, than nil other Medicine, combined ;
and I. kept iu every Family. It is the Only Rem
edy tllkt Really Purifies the Rlood, and has
siled iu curing Dyspepsia nnd Kidney Affections.
As a general remedy to build up a shattered
«nil broken down eonstitution, nothing enn equal
nevta
it.
Sold by all Druggists and Dealers.
. Vuhler'i deem Label Herb Bitters, is a specific
for Scrofula,Old Running Sores, and Rheuma
tism.
Sold everywhere.
Jw 18— 3m
NOTICE.
riMIK Co-pnrtDor*hip heretofore existing txv
X twyon r the untU'isigncd, under the nnroe nnd
firm of Iltirlouk k Coohrun, »6 this day dissolved
by mutual oonsent, and Edwin R. Cochran,
•lone, authorized to settle the affair« of the Co
pertoçrship, and sign tlie nnme ef tbe firm in
liquii » ion. J. UU KLOCK.
E. R. COCHRAN.
The undersigned calls upon all persons indebted
to the Ute firm of Hurlock k Cocméaz. to make
payment unto him, and nil persons having claims
to presept the same. Edward R. Cochran, for
Ilurlock k Cochran, in liquidation.
March
11 tb 186R.—1-m
PRINCE ALBERT,
T Htö celebrated Canadian Stallion J ÊfA
will Ntand for Mart«, the cnsu.xne-rfBBL».
Heaeon. Insurance.— U ne colt $20, two
coltfl$18 each, three coltB!?16 each, fonr colt*
Si 4 each, five or more colt* $12 encli.
JAMES T. SU \ I.I.CROSS.
March I t—3in
G:>8 HOOP SKIRTS.
028
W ILLIAM T. nfPKIN'8 "own make" of
Keystoue Skirts," are the brat and client
catL« w Priced HoouSkiils in the market. Tr.il
v " —30 springs, 9I.Ï0; and
TJkfa Skin«. 6 tap«. Zdaprioga,
flp. Sfreenta; 30 spring«. $1.15;
(fftift. , Warranted in every rcepeel ,
Wf Urion Skirl«, Kleven Tape
*» ml spring«, $1.20 to $2.50,
[JO to 50 spring», from »5 cents
Bkirm are twlter than those «old
_ . -JMÜ Mks first class goods, and
nt muf'tflqwcr pHK
Our os »..make of Champion Skirts are in every
way superiofotairifi rt tl t r Loop Skirts before the
public, and only have to l>e examined or worn in
voltvtnre every any war. *>ThVui(h?fSred o7
•l ,e kw» linin-hmshcd Kngliwh Steel Spring,
very superior (apes, und Ihe style of tb*metalic
fastenings and manner of securing them «urnes»
for dnrabHItjr «mt exrellrnce an? tiffin- 'HürFiu
this country, and arc lighter, more elastic, will
wear longer, give more satisfaotioi«, and ore real-'
ly chea|>er than all others. Kverv lady should
try thorn. They are being sold extensively bv
Merchants throughout this and the adjoining
states, at very moderate prices. If you want Ihe
best, ask for "Hopkin s Champion Skirt." If
you do not find them, pet the merchant with
whom you deal to onler them for you, or rt>mr
or send direct to os. Merchants will find our
different grades of Skirts exactly what they need,
and we especially invite them to call and examine
our extensive assortment, or send tor Wholesale
Price laiHt.
Tube Imd at Ilelail at Manufurtorr. and of the
Retail Trade generally, and at Who'lcaaie of the
Manufacturer only, to whom all orders should he
addressed. Manufactory and Salesroom, 02«
Aunt Stuckt, between Oth nnd 7th streets
Philadelphia. WM. T. IMIRKINS.
March 14—tin
inj
en is; sp
tn
fils,
li
The Knickerbocker Mutual Life In
surance Company of New York,
ACC t'SH I.ATKD CASH ASSETS Suit THK
sEcmrrr or poi.ict iioldkus,
$3,500,000,
Pt Lictre Issrsn, 18«7;
I.VUUSK FOR Tilt Yt.tR,
Raid to Wiootvs
Drckafso MsttnERs,
Allot XT or IX8PRA.NCt Cot RUED
Policies,
10,3000
$ 2 , 000,000
$300,000
$50,000,000
NO RKSTKIC'TION ON ItK.SIDKN'CK OR TRAV
KL.—Alii. PO[J(!lHS ARE KON
PORFEITARLE.
OVER
AND O Ill'll A NH Of
11
FltKMIL'MS CAN
A 1-KKMIL'M NONE
HALF, IF UESIItEII.
DE I-AIO ALL IN CASH, Ok
CAN BE GIVEN FOR ONR
Tlie Company Is Ifufnal In II«
I*lan or Opei-ntlon».
mkxjamin franklin, pays.-" A Polir»
• J of late insurance is tlie eliwipeat and «fest
lundi v *" makiug " wt "l u 1"« vision for one'*
Life Iksl-ramck, lias tlie approbation of Cler
.Statesmen, Uwr
gvruen, «
' liants Ac.
. * 1'livMckin#, .Mer
(.et vom- Lite Injured without tleUr
late is uncertain and lull of «'oniingtncies. * *
ü. COX, A cent,
Middletowu, 1*1.
Jan IB—Cm
TJKGfSTKIVS 0FF10K,
t' Hastle Oui VTY, March 9th. 186$.
L|>on this application of James Oiim, nml W il
I min Ü. LU a v Cl, Administrator* of William (Jinn,
late ui Appoquiniiuiiik Hundred, it. M id cmintv
deceiisvif ; Tt ?8 ordered aud .lircelcd by lilT^K
i.-u-r dint die Administrators uloresuid, civc
,° f h'" 1 " ol Administration
upon the hsmte ol the deco«*cd, with the dal« of
graining thereot, by causing advertise,m-nts to b.
mm? , r r ik dttl! ' ,runl lh,: 'hue of suck
Lit tor., in six nr the most public places ol the
I canty ol Now tj.istle, ro-inirlng all ix-rsom bu»,
mg demands ngumm üi« listut*, to present iIm
" le . u ' abide by an Aet uf Assembly in sink
e made and provided. And' also Lam the
nc to Ik- inserted wiihin the Anne period in die
in Mian.," 1 «newspaper published
niomiis. ' * 10 b* emitinnerl therein two.
I « ""' ".'""Ir " ,c and'Seal of or
^ncc ul the Register aforesaid, nt 'Kc
.U.- ' Ul ; Nc>V tju8l,t * Bounty alorc«aid,
bln uitk aud year above writteu.
NtlTIfW tn R C. FlLUV. IUgislcr.
N 17" K — All persons having elalms „ K ain»t
tin; Lsiirte ol tbo dMensed must present iht .:.um
duly attcktud u, tlie Administrator, on or before
Miirtli .uh, 1 sen. or abide the Aet ot .Vosembly
made und provided.
J All I S lilNN,
tt il. LIAM S. PI.RAVER.
,, , , .. Admikistrators.
sr l Tr - kein to. Md.
Mimu.KT
Hi
i
I
iu such eai
Add
M
POUDRETTE.
EICIITKEX YEARS FAIR HR1AL!
T'lii'kLrt "V;': Ul ' r in ,h «' in «rk»t for
uli kind» of Crops. Pm iirette St 5o crnt*
. , ur I"* 'on, deliverr* at Railroad
nod Mcuniijo.it t.cpois, in Pliiladtiplila. Manu
lju-torv— Çra.v's Ruud, above tlie Aronal, Rkila
dolpliia; Pt-vsson's Farm, Gloucester, N. Jersey
tt .Hjduiiry fUilnmd. ' '
DZA'.E"«.—FRANt; 11 , RICH ARD.« It CO. 4Th
«ml Cullowlnll streets, I'liilsdclpliia, aud formt«
by Seed nnd Agricultural Implement Dealers «ni
era", iiliVM!» Lil.rare street, back of"»
"C»v Post omet, Philadelphia.
Io I Jen )<• rs.
per bushel
I d be ml Discount
March 14,—2-m
•4
#5 REWARD.
T 0bT
. ^," lur,J *. r , the 7th of March, a
,, UR CA1 b, With labs, between Middletown,
(by the way of Odes..,) ai.d the si.bscribei-, rrai
deace. Tlie above icward will |j* given, by
ïcjVî* '*'* *L'harles Tat man Jr's. Slur.,
Middwtowa. . *
JONATHAN K. t^ILLIAMH.
March 14—It
CIIARLEK HALLIARD,
. SI CCESBOU TO
CHARLES BOUQUIN,
Broad Street, Middletown, Del.
"V\7'A*10HE8 Carefully Repaired, and
Jewelry oj all descriptions neatly
mended, with care aud dispatch. '
Mardi 14,0-301,
A
O-EORGI-E M. PATCHEN".
This thorough bred trotttw Hers*
will stnnd for Marn the entfuing
Instiruuce, one mure, §50, two mwffi
$28 eauh, three mares $2^ «ach, tour
marcs $25 each.
JAMKH T, SIlAI.M ItOSS.
March 14—3m
Janie» II. Frailer, M. I». k
GLASGOW, DHL.
O FFICE at the residenco of R. M, Black Ere
^1 PTifreslonai services to the pàblW.'
GEORGE GRAT«
ATTORNEY AT LAW
A 1 £22S?S S ?,!* r!,A!!Ca ?Y. New Castle,
January 18^-3ns
J. Thomas Budd,
rity pricre. 1 * 6 * Bd «W «recrfiuire, at
TOW .-WkiiS A a fresh supply of 20«0 Tb*. AT
O Buckwheat Jftorer. AI**, a tar«* .lock uf
rant^ A,™"' foiisin*, Citron, Car.
, -TOIIV A. ni:VNOU)F t SONft
Joniierv h ' '
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