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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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,
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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

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