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of IIIDDLBTUWZ, DEI, SATURDAY MORNING, AJMUL 55, 1868. Hie name of Gen. Winfield 8. Hancock, is looming up as the Democratic candi date for Pres id e n t. A Hew Orleans -pa par pays kim a glowing tribute, and thinks he would unite the War Democrats and the Penne Democrats, the Johnson men, the Pendleton men, the Conservatives, the moderate Republicans, and all who are Opposed to the madness of Radicalism. Tim Pennsylvania delegation to the Dem ocratic National Convention, it is said, will vote solid for his nomination. The Central Democratic Club of Westmoreland oouaty, Pa. has declared for him. The good aenae he displayed while in command at New Orleans, in holding the military in subordination to the civil power, has at tracted public attention towards him, and proves him to be imbued with right prin ciples, and to be the right man for the present fearful crisis in our country's af fairs. We prefer a civilian in the Execu tive Chair, but if Qeu. Hancock can com bine all the elements of opposition to de elective, law-defying, revolutionary Rad icalism, and can assure us of victory, then ha ia our candidate. And, although we are, and always have been, an Anti-War Democrat, we will support him, if he should be the choice of the New York Convention, with all the zeal and energy of which we are capable. a The Impeachment trial draws to a close. From the beginning we have never bad the slightest doubt that the President would be deponed. Not that we believed there was sufficient ground for each a ver dict, but because we thought we under stood the drift of the movement, from its toeipiency. The testimony was brought to • close on Monday. Gen. Butler made the announcement on the part of the man agers, and Mr. Evarts did the same on the part of the defence, when all the wit wore discharged. The court then adjourned until Wednesday, when Mr. Bontwell commenced bis argument for the prosecution ; previous to which Senator Trumbull offered an order which was adop ted, that as many of the managers and of the counsel as may desire, be permitted to file written arguments or address the Sen ate orally, but the concluding oral argu ment shall be made by only one manngcr, as provided in the 21st rule.Mr. Nelson followed Mr. Boutwell for the defense on Thursday. " Tnn Li adis."— We have received tbe first number of this goodly quarto, published in the City of Monuments, in tho place of " Southern Societt." b e au tifully printed, and its columns arc racy and readable. But, oh ! that horrid frontispiece ! Black as the raven's wing, not head of Gorgon was ever more forbid ding. Pat it sway, inrtanter ; what per version of taste, ever to have conceived It is *uch a caput for so fair a thing as 4 4 Tux Leadkx. Chicago has given a Democratic major ity at her charter election, of 921. At the last Congressional election, in 1866, the Republican majority was 983. At the election last November, the Radical can didate for Connty Treasurer, received over four thousand majority. Democratic gain, of over 5,000. Chicago thus gives a most cordial greeting to the National Re publican Convention shortly to assemble in that city. Government Officials.— Some idea of the large army of office-holders, in this country, and of the immense patronage dispensed to them, may be gathered from a statement compiled at the instance of tbe impeachment managers, and reported to the Senate on Monday. The aggregate number of officers in the different depart * ments, ia given at 41,558, with salaries amounting to $31,708,756.87. A letter to the editor of this paper, from a gentleman in St. Mary's county, Md. expresses the opinion that the late oold weather has destroyed the peach crop in that region, where the orchards were in bleoa. They are not yet in blossom here, where the season is at lest two weeks later than it is In Southern Maryland. The new constitution has bepn defeated is Georgia ; Gen. Gordon has been elected Governor by a large majority ; and what il (till more significant, the counties which have the largest negro majorities have gone Démocratie. A letter from Fredericktown, Cecil co. Md. an editorial npon the status of the negro ead what shall be done with him, oad several other articles, bave been de MTBead the advertisements. Parties who eome to town in search of bargains, wswU do wall to munit beforehand the oolnmns of the Transcript. See tho advertisements. • LOCAL AW AIRS. • Amusements .—The citizens of Middle* town and vicinity have not lacked ment, of one kind or another, for a couple of weeks past. First, they had the Wal lace Dramatic Company, whioh played hen a couple of nights, with but indiffe rent success. Second, a lecture in rhyme by Rev. H. L. Howard, amusing and in structive, though but few persons were in attendance. Third, several lectures to " amuse in Sabbath School children and adnlts, by Mr. Wm. R. Hunter, Sabbath School Missionary, of North Carolina. Fourth, a lecture on Temperance, last night, der the auspiccB of the Good Templar«, by S. M. Hewlett, " the Little Jersey Gun." And, lastly, Gardner & Kenyon's Cirons, to-day. In this medley the tastes of all have doubtless been gratified. For the benefit of St. Ann's P. E. an in oil nn Sabbath School Library, we are soon to havo Tableaux- Vivante ,now in course of preparation by tho ladies, who know so well how to manage such things. This is bound to be a success, for when tbe soft hand of beauty takes hold of any moral enterprise, like this, it must succeed. Messrs. J. M. Cox & Bro. have kindly tendered the use of their extensive new Show Room for the purpose. The Kent Rail Road .—We learn that the contract for the construction of the Kent Connty Rail Road has been signed. This is for that portion of the road be tween Massey's and Deep Landing. The upper terminas will be fixed at Townsend, unless the friends of tbe Sassafras, War wick, and Middletown rente, have the ability and the will to furnish $50,000 in money to bring tbe road to this point. Tbe friends of this route who reside in Kent, oppose the Townsend terminas, be cause, as they allege, tho guarantee of 6 per cent, to tho Delà -arc Road for con structing the Bcction from Massey's to Townsend, would entail a perpetual tax upon Kent county. They also aver that the subscriptions to the stock of said road obtained from persons residing along the line of the proposed route via Sassafras and Warwick, to Middletown, were based npon the belief that tbe road would take that direction, and if it should not, they will resist the payment of such subscrip tions in all the Courts of the State. So the matter rests, for the present. What further action the friends of this route pro pose to take, we are not advised. of at A Public Benefactor. —Mr. William R. Hunter, Sunday School Missionary, from North Carolina, familiarly known in the South as the " Children's Friend, deliv ered several lectures in this town, this week, and took up collections in aid of the destitute Sabbath Schools in the South. He labors for the schools of all evangelical churches, making no distinction. He is full of the spirit of his mission, earnest, eloquent, impassioned, having the happy faculty of enchaining the attention of both young and old. He is, literally, like his Divine Master, "going about doing good." Every lecture is a sermon, powerfully im pressing his audience, touching the heart and tending to regulate the life ; sowing " precious seed," which may some day bring forth, "thirty, sixty, or an hun Wc know not that wo ever heard his equal, as a lecturer to children. It ia his purpose to visit New Castle, next week, after which he may return to Mid dletown. dred fold. Osage Orange hedges are fast taking the place of all other kinds of enclosures, and the time is not far distant when there will be little other fencing in use. It is more hardy, and of a quicker growth than the New Castle Thorn, and makes a more compact, as well as a more sightly hedge. In a recent ride we took between Middle town and Elkton, two weeks ago, the far mers were everywhere busy "laying" their hedges. We didn't get ont of sight of the operation, until after we had passed the farm of Squire Black, beyond Glas gow. Orange Quicks have advanced in price to $5 and $5.50 per thousand, and every nursery within our knowledge has sold ont clean, so brisk has been the de mand for them. The Georgetown, (D. C.) Courier, in chronieliug the election of Dr. McCabe to the vacant Rectorahip of St. Ann's, says : —" Dr. McCabe carries with him to his new field of labor the prestige of a high literary reputation, and acknowledged abil ity as a divine and as a chaste, impressive, and eloquent speaker. While wo unite in the general regret expressed by the people of Bladensburg at the removal of Dr. Mc Cabe, we must Dike occasion to congratu late the Episcopalians of Delaware on this accession to tho ranks of their ministry." Several large droves of cattle passed through here, this week, on the way to the upper Delaware marshes, perhaps, where they are fed and fattened in consid erable numbers for the eity markets. We invite attention to the advertisement of Mr. Wm. T. Gallaher, Harness Maker, Odessa. Persons in want of a good set of Harness, can be supplied by calling Mr. Gallaher. on The old frame tenements on the site of the proposed Town Hall, were put up at public auotion, on Saturday last, aud " knocked down," to different bidders, at $49.00, including the roof of the brick tenement, the bricks of which will be used in the Hall. These old buildings are be ing removed, to make way for the beauti ful new edifice which will shortly adorn the site whereon for so many years they stood, farming a component part of the Middletown of other days. Mr. Simons, of Philadelphia, will give an exhibition of the American Fire Ex tinguisher, to teat its efficiency in subdu ing conflagrations, on Tuesday next, at 2 o'clock, p. m. before the Town Commis sioners, who, we learn, if satisfied with the apparatus, intend to purchase some of them for the protection of town property against fire. The attention of merchants and dealers in Cosl Oil, is directed to the advertise ment of Messrs. Thompson & Co, S. W. corner of 2d and Market streets, Wilming ton, Del. which appears in our advertising columns. They guarantee to sell but the safest and best. Don't run the risk of burning your property by nsing oil under lawful test. none J. Thos. Budd, Esq. proprietor of the Peninsular Machine Works, in this town, has put a new Cupola in the Foundry con nected with that establishment. Mr. B. has a considerable quantity of new agri cultural machinery on hand. Farmers may here supply themselves with any kind of machinery required. Kev. Dr. J. Collins McCabe, officiated at St. Ann's on Sunday last. He will permanently occupy the Rectory on and after the 3d proximo. Mr. T. N. Nandain has sold to Mr. Thomas Massey, his Lot, extending from Cass to Scott street, 50 feet front, with a depth of 260 feet, for $1000. For the Middletown Transcript. Tableaux Vivante. The ladies have originated—and carrying through with their characteristic energy—an enterprise .which ought to be of interest to those who have sympathy in the advancement of every good work. It ia purposed to give an exhibition of Tableaux Vivante, elaborated with great care and with a display of taste which will warrant a high appreciation on the part of the good people of Middletown and its vi cinity. Many of the most beautiful and expressive faces of our ladies will grace the scene, aqd, in company with memliers of the sterner sex, will form groups whioh we doubt not will gratify the taste of a connoisseur. Moreover, that large ele ment in our human nature—the taste for the eomic—will not be ignored. While the inspiring Btrains of music will be pres ent to give life and animation to the occa sion, there will be çcencs provided for those who delight to unbend the brow of care in the merry laugh. To the man whose blood flows sluggishly as ho goes down the hill of life and who is tempted to complain of the monotony of his decli ning years, we would say, come to this reunion of your friends and acquaintances and rejuvenate amid the innocent festivi ties and amusements offered by these good ladies. To the young man whose pulse beats high with hope and whose zest for all that is pleasant in life is unabated, we need only say that among the attractions will be " Woman's bright eyes—a daz zling host of eyes of every hue, as Love may chance to raise his black or banner in their blaze." To all—the young and the old, the high and the low, tbe rich and the poor—we would say lend the aid of your presence and thus encourage the ladies in their en deavors to promote a good cause, and, at the same time, contribute to your enter tainment. It might be allowed to moralize a little, just here, on tbe great dearth of amuse ments in the life of ns Americans, and to deprecate the excessive devotion of the powers of mind and body to the pursuits of business, and the eager chase after the "Almighty Dollar," which characterizes our people. We will leave this question till somo happy time in the future, when we are attacked by the raroethee ecrihendi. To return to the Tableaux —we will state that the Messrs. Cox have been kind e nongh to put at the disposal of the ladies Show Room recently erected at their Carriage Factory. It has been determin ed to bold the exhibition on Thursday and Friday the 7th and 8th of May. Refreshments will be dispensed during the evening It only remains to »ay that the proceeds will be for the benefit of the Episcopal Sunday School Libra are azure the 7' Ai LPHA. Odd-Fellows Celebration.— Sunday tho 26th instant, being the anniversary of the introduction of the Order of Odd-Fel lowshiD on this continent, Richland Lodge, , of Halltown, Md, propose to hold a Reunion and Festival on Monday the 26th, in the woods adjoining that town. We understand that fifteen lodges from Delaware, and Kent, Queen Ann's, and Caroline counties, are expected to be pre sent and take Dart in the exercises. The managers are determined to make it the grandest affair of the kind ever seen on the peninsula. A full brass hand will be in attendance, and preparations will be made for all the|faahionablc'field and silvan sports of the day. Addresses will be made by eminent members of the brotherhood from a distance. A handsome dinner and freshment will be served by the ladies. Shelter will be provided in ease of rain du ring the day, and a pound for the care and feed of horses from a distance. A pleasant time to the Brotherhood may confidently be anticipated. No re Letter (tom Baltimore. Correspondance yf the Middletown Transcript. Baltimore, April 20th, 1868. It is a great oompliment to Baltimore when the press of the city of New York begins to call the attention of its readers tp the many advantages offered by the Railroads enterftig that city from the West, over the routes terminating here. It shows that there is an acknowledge ment of a certain rivalry, or why would the New Yorkers ever stop in their course to cast a glimpse at the " One Horse Town," as they have so disdaiufully, here tofore, called Air city. It is true it would be the height of absurdity in the most in fatuated Baltimorean to compare the busi ness enterprise, the capital, or commercial prosperity of the two places. Although equal in population to what the great Me tropolis was only, comparatively, a few years since, we are several decades behind 1 er in that enterprising spirit, and indom itable ''goaheaditiveness," that is nowhero encountered to such perfection as in the great city of the Knickerbockers. However, whilo we Baltimoreans are standing aside gazing at the grandeur, and acknowledging the supremacy of our Opu lent Sister, and eating humlle-pie, (a les son we learned to perfection during the War,) the modern Athens has spoken out in our behalf, very much to our surprise, and tho Boston Commercial Bulletin gives, up a portion of its columns to a eulogy on our Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road, and shows the advantages of that route over any of the numerous Railroads entering New York, for the shipping of Western produce, and not only demonstrates to the Western Cities tho undeniable fact of their closer proximity to the Sea-board through Baltimore, but shows to them that freights via Baltimore to Boston are much cheaper than via New York. It is very apparent why Boston thus pitches into New York. Their fortnight ly steamers to Liverpool have been taken off and transferred to New York ; the pro prietors explaining as their reason ' ' that they were tired of carrying ballast for freight." This has had the effect of king the "Hub of the Universe" quite sore, and consequently they howl consid erably. and have turned their hatred to wards New York, and in looking around for the means of revenge, have suddenly come to the knowledge that Baltimore is something of a town, having advantages of geographical position, and railroad facili ties even superior to that city which Bos ton would fain lead the world to think she rivals. There's an old proverb that tells "honest men will get their due, when a certain class of individuals fall out, to us it makes no difference if the two ci ties belabor each other soundly if we de rive the benefit of being advertised in the discussion. In fact, we rather prefer it. Whether we are worthy of the consider ation of New York or not, everything must have a beginning, and if ever, in the dim future, we expect to rival the great Metropolis, we cannot begin too soon, and had better "stir our stumps" considera bly, for there is a tremendous space be fore us, (all up hill work too) before catch up to where she is now, and all this time she is rushing on with lightning speed towards the summit of her great ness. so. we There is no doubt that ing upon the Monumental City which promises greater tilings than have fallen to our lot before. We have now two lines of steamers to Europe, also, linos to Cuba, Charleston, Savanah, and New Orleans. This speaks well for Baltimore, and shows, if the people will only sustain them, jthat Baltimore Capitalists are willing to come forward and offer advantages equal to those offered by any of the Atlantic Ci ties. We thus endeavor to attract towards us the produce of the West, and that of our sister border States, together with the custom of their merchants, and if the poor South ever escapes from the dominion of radicals and negroes and regains her pros perity, we are sure of her patronage, and every dollar that Southern men have to lay out will be spent in our city. New York was highly, amused at great pow-wow over the reception of the officers sf the Baltimore, the pioneer steam ship of the new Bremen line. It is true that a dozen such vessels leave the piers of the North River every day and no one considers it worth noticeing_ unfortunately for us they don't leave here_ but long heads are at work and we can af ford that New York should laugh at enthusiasm. The military of the State turn out upon the occasion, a great parade of civic socie ties takes place, the correspondents of all the journals in the country naturally refer to the number of militia under arms, and pageant of the parade. Some of them horribly scandalized at the amount of gray cloth displayed npon the occasion, and row about it considerably. The nat ural inquiry all over the country is, what is all this fuss about ?—the reception of the pioneer steamer of the Bremen line —and the people begin to examino in to the advantages of the line to find why Baltimore should be so jubilant. Thus ' gotten up a most extensive advertisement without cost to stockholders, and prime movers, a You see we have learned a les son from tho Yankees, and have deter mined to gain the greatest notoriety at the least cost, and the more we are talked about the better for us. The notable Sergeant Bates, bearing his flag, arrived here this morning from Wash ington, and was received at the depot by a detachment of the 7th regiment of the Maryland National Guard and escorted to his hotel, after passing thro' some of the principal streets of the city. Thus you see the rebel Maryland militia have shown more honor to the Dag than those consist ent gentlemen now seated in the legislative halls of the Capitol ; those same gentlemen who howled so vociferously when a sable citizen was turned from the cars running out of Washington, and denounced the whole road, officers and employees, as trai tors and rebels for thus disregarding the claims of Africa's sweet-scented daughter ; and who now refuse to permit the flag of the nation to enter within the precinct« of tbe Capitol, for no other reason, I presume, era is dawn e\ or our the are than because it has been borne by a Dem ocratic Union soldier through the South and had been honored by the inhabitants of that Conquered Province. The abominable weather we have had, has done a great deal towards injuring the Spring trade. The retailers 6nd corupar tively small demand for their goods, and consequently exercise considerable caution in purchasing. As a general thing busi ness is dull, but there are some fortunate exceptions, and we find some houses dri ving a brisk trade. The whole country, however, must suffer more or less, until things in Washington are settled upon some permanent base. We pray we may not have long to wait, but fear we pray in vain. Atiios. Items of Icwi. Vioksburg papers give some account of a horrible and mysteriouB butchery com mitted on Saturday, near Omega, Louisi ana. On that day the people of the neigh borhood discovered the house of Mr. Hen ry Keenan to be burning, and on repair ing to the spot found that Mrs. Keenan and her two children had been murdered and burned. On further search the body of Mr. Keenan was found about two hun dred yards from the house, covered with leaves and bark from tho trees wjth ton bullet holes in his back. There was no living person on tho promises. The bones of an enormous reptile of the lizard family have been received from Kansas by the Academy of Natural Scien ces of Philadelphia, to which they have been presented by the discoverer, Dr. Tur ner. The geologists of the Academy are busy chiselling out the remains from the chrystalized gypsum in which they were found imbedded. The back-bone has been cleared of its rocky case, and the vertebra put together, extends in length about thir ty feet. With the head and tail it is be lieved to have been at least fifty feet iu length. General Buchanan, commanding the Fifth Military District, has appointed the 15th of June next as the day for the as sembling of the Texas State Convention, to frame a constitution and civil govern ment for the State. The official list of the registered voters in that State, including the revision, fixes the number at 108,799. At tho election 56,16'i votes were polled —14,089 for the convention, and 11,440 against it. The convention is to assemble in Austin. The New York Journal of Commerce says : There was exhibited on the Produce Exchange on Friday a number of stalks of winter wheat, grown in Georgia, which arc already beaded. Judging from these specimens, a portion of the crop will be ready for harvesting in about two weeks. Wheclnn has been committed to trial at the Assizo Court, in Ottawu, Canada, for the murder of D'Arcy McGee. He was discovered Saturday iu an attempt to es cape. A new machine for navigating the air, invented by a Scotchman, will be brought out under the auspices of the British Ae ronautic Society. It is a sort of a bird, with a body fifteen feet in length, and wings stretching out to the width of thir ty-five feet. A tail reaches out behind to give direction to the movement, while the wings are flapped by an engine of forty horse power. This, it is thought, can be made to proceed through the air at the rate of forty miles an hour. The State Department has despatched a special messenger to the Russian Govern ment to explain the exact condition of af fairs here relative to the appropriation for the purchase of Alaska, and to request a further extention bf time. A New York paper says :—Money con tinues to work round to easier points. Cur rency continues to come iu freely from the West, and the banks are comparatively free lenders. Loans on call 6 a 7 per cent.; prime paper, 7 a 9 per cent. Meetings of Liberals are being held all over England. The grievances of the Irish people in general, and the disendowment of all religious sects, are the objects of these meetings. The London Star announces the serious illness of the Pope, and Victor Emmanuel. His Holiness is suffering from an intestinal complaint, and his Majesty from apopletic fits. There is a large immigration this spring from Eastern Massachusetts to Nebraska. Many fishermen from Cape Cod and Nan tucket participate in this movement. N. York the Legislature has passed a hill empowering railroad conductors to make arrests, aud giving them the thority of special policemen, the better to preserve order on their railway trains. Hon. Robert Toombs, of Georgia, is about to leave for Europe, to attend important lawsuit in which he is interes ted. In au There has been forty-two snow storms in Boston this winter. Last year it snowed as late as the 24th of April. It is proposed in the Canadian Parli ament to impose a tonnage fee of $4 on American vessels fishing in Canadian ters. WE Charleston, S. C. April 22.—The ma jority for the new constitution, as far as heard from, is 33,000. Clement L. Valundigham has bought into the Dayton Ledger, and will bo edi tor-in-chief. The steamer Arizona, from Aspinwall, brought $948,000 in treasure to New York Thursday. On the 1st of May oVcr 500 families will move from N. York to Jersey City, N. J. The first shipment of green peas made from Charleston last Weduesday. They were sent to New York. Yellow fever continues to spread at Cal lao—the deaths averaging thirty daily. Mrs. " Stonewall" Jackson has received $15,000 from tho sale of the life of her husband. was The New York Timet, in yeviewing the article which recently appeared in the Na tional Intelligencer on the subject of the succession to the Presidential office in of the removal of the present incumbent, is very much inclined to believe that the position assumed by the writer, that nei ther Senator Wade or Speaker Colfax are, under the Constitution, eligible to that office, is a correct one. oast Stute Matters. During the heavy thunder storm on Thursday morning, the dwelling house on the farm near Dover, lately owned by Leis ter F. Benton, now by Mr. D. L. Rock well, fiom Connecticut, wus struck by lightning and badly damaged, though none of the inmates received serious injury. Singularly, the house was provided with two lightning rods, which did not seem to protect it. The lightniug also struck a fence post on New st, near the residence of Mr. James Byoe, shattering it to atoms. - Mrs. Byce was stunned by the shock. We learn that a barn and two dwelling houses near Smyrna were set on fire by the lightning and burned. The Clayton Herald, of Saturday says : —On Thursday, Mr. John Truax, living in Raymond's Neek, wont out to shoot a bird for a sick child. When night came on, and he did not return, a search was made for him, but owing to the darkness they were unable to find him. On Fri day morning he was found dead in the woods with the baek of his head shot away by the bursting of his gun. He leaves a wife and two small children to mourn his untimely end. Mr. T. had a policy of $5000 on his life, iu the Knickerbocker. Interesting Cass. —The Sussex Jour nal says :—The negro who murdered young Dickerson, will be tried at tho present term of the court. Mr. Cullen has been appointed to defend him. The case is one of more than usual interest ; tho negro is deaf and dumb, and the question of his responsibility before the law is an interes ting and difficult legal proposition. It would be obviously improper at this time to discuss the merits of the enso, but we honestly believo that he has a good de fense. Loss of a Wilmington Vessel. —A des patch from Key West, Florida, under date of the 18th inst. says :—The scoohner Sid ney Price, of Wilmington, Del, with a cargo of sugar and molasses, from Zaza, Cuba, for Philadelphia, sprung a leak ; crew being unable to keep her free of ter ran her ashore at Bahia Ilonde. cargo will propably be saved. We copy the following items from the Dover Delawarean, of Saturday : A little son of Mrs. Elsie Cahoon, of this town, had one of his arms very severely torn and lacerated by a corn shellcr, on Monday last. Mr. Thomas Purinton, (son of Rev. D. B. Purinton, late of this town), is repor ted among tho killed in the fearful railroad accident on the Erie railroad, near Port Jervis, N. Y. last Wednesday morning. Brevet Major Henry C. Robinett, of Wilmington, committed snicide at New Orleans, Wednesday. He was a eaptain in the First infantry, on duty at New Or leans at the time of his death. The Delaware Dental Association will hold its ninth semi-annual Convention, in Milford, Del. on Thursday, the 14th day of May next, at 3 o'clock, P. M. New Castle Counties Courts.— The Court of Oyer and Terminer and the Supe rior Court will commence their sessions at New Castle, on tho 11th of May. The laying of the track of the Dorches ter and Delaware railroad at Seaford, Del, on Monday of last week. wa The s commenced The Pacific Railroad has elimed to the summit of the Rocky Mountains and hegun its descent on the Pacific slope. A dis patch from the chief engineer of the work announces tho laying of tho rails upon the summit, with befitting ceremonies, on the 16th of April. DIED. At Bridgeton, New Jersey, on the 17th inst. Marv Elmer Whiteley, daughter of William G. Whitcley, Esq. of New Castle, Del. in the 23d year of her age. Near Chesapeake City, Md. on the 20th instant, Mrs. Margaret Longfellow, iu the 78lh year of her age. In Wilmington, on the 20th instant, Rachael, wife of Thomas Garrett. TIIE MARKETS, MIDDLETOWN MARKET. Wheat, prime red Corn yellow. " white. $2 85 1 15 1 10 Oats. Timothy Seed Clover Seed.. Rutter. Egg«. Turkeys. Geese. Ducks. Chickens. I«ard. Hogs. Beef. Hams. Sides . Shoulders. Potatoes. .80 @85 . 4 00 . 8 50 45(a)50 cts. $ lb 22 cts dozen 18@20 cts. lb 16(a:18 " " 16(5)18 " " 16 (<i) 18 " " 15(5,16 " « Air, " ■■ <Si25 " " ..18(«;20 " " ..14(3*16 " " 1 25@1 50 bush in 20 WILMINGTON. Wheat red. Cora. Oats. Flour. ....$2 80 1 18 ... 85(^ 87 $13 25@13 75 ....$2 80(33 00 1 25 86(3,93 PBILADKLPH1A. Prime red wheat. Corn, new yellow. Oats. MINHI,KH'S HERB BITTERS Has cured more Diseases in communities where it is known, than all other Medicines combined ; and is kept in every Family. It is the Only Kenn edy that Really Purifies the Blood, and has never failed in curing Dyspepsia and Kidney Affections. Ai a general remedy to build up a shattered and broken down constitution, nothing can equal Sold by all Druggists anil Dealers. Miehler't Green /rebel Herb Bittere, is a specific for Scrofula,Old Running Sores, and Rheuma tism. Sold everywhere. Jan 18—3m HARNESS MAKING-. T HE undersigned having commenced Harness making at ODESSA, DEL. Ts prepared to furnish every article in his line on the most reasonable terms. His experience in city and country justifies his promise that ALL HIS WORK WILL BE OF THE K3TBEST QUALITY, jgg And gives him confidence to solicit a shareof the pu blic patron Age. Shop is on Main street, in the house formerly occupied by Joseph Tawresv. WM. T. GALLAIIEIjfc. April 25—tf. TO FARMERS RODOJSTDA GUANO ! J The Cheapest and Best Fer tilizer in the Country ! T HE RODONDA Guano is not a mineral phos phate, requiring the action of Sulphuric Acid to render It soluble ; its great power as a fertiliser is In its entire solubility without the aid of acid. It is not a "Manipulation" or Compound of Fish or Flesh with Minerul Fhosphates, the regularity of which is always uncertain ami dependent upon and con troled by the honesty of the innnufastv rcr. Tite Rodonda is a Pure Natural Guano, as the large percentage of organic matter sufficiently attests, as fine as Hour, and Sold to consumers in the very condition as imported. The price of tho Rodonda Guano is not the least unimportant in these days of agricultural competition and pecuniary embarrassment. Tim Very I,ow Price at which it can be sold places it within the reach of every farmer, and avoids tho risk of large loss frequently incurred by failures of the crops iu the purchase of high priced fer tilizers. The results of its use during the past year most gratifying, as attested by the Certificates of the most inleiligent Farmers of our State, from which we select the following : . n Baltimore, January 18, 1868. "I have used your Rodondu Guano on my farm in Harford county lust year in the same pro portion as Peruvian mixed with Ground Bone on my Potato ground side by side. I found thatjthe Potatoes were equally as good a crop on the por tion of the ground where I used tho Rodonda where I used the P recommending it to the farmers Uzer. '•an. I tfike pleasure in : as a good ferti JAMES WARDEN. Anne Arundel Co. Md. January i t 1868. "I received the Rodonda Guano shipped me it May, which I gave a fair trial on my tobacco crop, at the rate of about 250 pounds to the acre, applying it in the hill. In noting its effects, I found where the Guano was used the Tobacco made a quicker start, growing much faster, ri pening about two weeks earlier, and producing at least twenty per cent, more to the acre than that planted alongside, on the same day, where the lund had been well manured with barn-yard manure. I am so well pleased with the result that I intend using it again.' HENRY OWINGS. Cedar Hill, Harford Co. Md. Sept. 27, 1867. ' " 1 used three tons of Rodonda Guano on corn d side with pure bone-dust, great that no one would be it. I have had farmers last spring, side ai The difference is sc lieve it unless they to come six and seven miles to see my crop on which I usod the Rodonda Guano. It surpassed all the corn in the neighborhood, no matter what kind of fertilizers were used." THOMAS SMITHSON. Baltimore, January 20, 1868. *ed the Rodonda Guano upon Corn, which I planted in the spring of 1807, with much I BUC was applied in the hill on the poorest portion of my farm and yielded a better crop than the richest part did without Guano. I have used various fertilizers Arundel county, y farm in Anne nd considered the Rodonda • Guano equal to any costing donblc the money. •• HENRY DUVALL, ( Of Duvall A Iglehart. Denton, Caroline Co.Md. January 21, 1868. "I used the Rodonda Guano mixed with one dan, and the result on Corn, by applying two hundred pounds to the acre, broad e.isl. was beyond uiy expectations, for I raised eight barrels to the acre on land which had never paid before. By applying the same quantity on Oats I raised a very fine crop and the Clover looked beautiful. I used at the same time two of the crack fertilizers of the Baltimore market, at the rate of five hundred pounds to the acre. Tho Corn though the land w as better, could not bo compared with that raised from the Bodonda 1'. 0. CHKRBONNIER, M. D. third of U Price $32 per Ton, in bags or barrels. For Sale by April 25,—tf E. T. EVANS. Middletown, Del. PACIFIC GUANO COMPANY'S SOLUBLE PACIFIC GUANO. The attention of Farmers and other consumers of Fertilizers is invited to this Guano, as worthy of their especial notice. Its use for several years in Maryland, Virginia, and other Southern States, for all crops, has given it a standard character for excellence unequalled by any other. It possesses all the quickness of Peruvian Guano, with permanent qualities not found in that arti cle. 250 lbs. of this Guano are found more than equal to 300lbs. of the best Super-phosphates. It ripens the crop from fire to seven days earlier than the phosphates, which fact alone gives it incalcu lable advantages. Woodlawn, near Easton, Md. \ June 28, 1866. / * * * "The general appearance of the straw where Pacific Guano was applied at the rate of 150 down to lOOlhs. per acre, was that produced by the well known, but now little used Peruvian Guano. This, you understand, refers to advanced Spring, after coining through the liarsli winter and earlv spring months. The branching and general heallhfulness were beyond expectation. * * 1 used beside Pacific Guano three well known superphosphates of lime. • * I was able to cut the earliest where 1 applied the Guano, and in a late variety of wheat, the guanoed half was not only fit to cut sooner, but was saved from ruin by rust, whereas the phosphate side was green, and the grain shrivelled. • * I believe Pacific Guano is all you cluiin for it, and say un hesitatingly at the same cost, I would as soon use it as Peruvian Guano. • * In conclusion, I prefer Pacific Guano to all the superphosphates that I have used, because it is more active and prompt in its effects, and quite as durable. It ri pens wheat earlier, thereby in some seasons sa ving a crop, especially of the late varieties, from injury from rust." * • • , *c. V J. L. ADKINS. Bcnnet's Point, near Queenstown Md. } " June 25th, 1866. Messrs. John S. Reese Jç Co. The Pacific Guano I bought of you last Fall I applied on my wheat crop, as follows : Ou one farm on the first seeding I applied three tons at the rate of two hundred pounds to the acre, then followed with three tous of R • • Phosphate siiqie quantity per acre. The wheat where I a\J plied the Guano grew off faster and looked bet ter throughout the winter and spring, and is now by fur the best wheat 1 have. I shall commence cutting it to morrow, as it has ripened at least eixdaye sooner than where I put the Phoepkale. On my home plantation, I applied three tons of Phosphate on llie first seeding, and followed with tile Guano. The same quantity per acre as above and Ihe result is the same, and I consider it the very heel fertilizer ever used. Thus, you see, I have given it a fair trial, and I shall continue to use it as long as I can have any assurance of its being the same article. I am, gents, yours, very respectfully,. S, Oglk Ttluhman. E. T. EVANS, Middletown, Del. For sale by April 25, tf. FOR RENT. A , G00D ,' wo story Frame Dwelling, with Garden attaslied, situated at the Brick Mill, about one mile and a half from Mid dletown. A good Stable is attached to the prem ises. Possession given on.lhc first dav of May. Ä,,, WM. H. MYERS, April 2j-tf-» on the premise«. FOR sale. A SUPERIOR GERMANTOWN WAGON, , : nearly new, made to order, wit'i tongue and shaft«, and in complete order Price $17(L May be seen at WM. RHODE'S Carriage Shop, lOdessa, Del. April 25-3w