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MIDDLETOWN, DEL. SATURDAY MOKNINQ^JUtY 11, 188». of ple it by a in The Democratic Notional Convention. The Platform and the Ticket. After a session of five days, the Demo cratic National Cqpvention closed its la bors and adjourned sine die on Thursday. Horatio Seymour, of New York, inated for President, and Francis P. Blair, of Missouri, for Vioe President. Seymour's nomination was a tribute paid by the entire party through its represen tatives in convention assembled, to the sited moral and intellectual worth and cellence of the man. was nom Mr. ex ex It was the voluntary homage of tho representatives of a groat party, and received by the distinguished object of it with a profound sense of the bigh honor conferred. In this case, em phatically, the office sought the man, and not the man the office. of Mr. Seymour is acknowledged, on all hands, to be one of the ablest men in the country. The trast is so great between him and Gen. Grant, tho candidate of the opposition, that it cannot but be painfully felt among the intelligent and reflecting portion of the friends of the latter gentleman. Mr. Blair, the candidate for Vice Pres ident, is a native of Maryland, in the full meridian and prime of life, of murk, with a vigorous intellect, great courage and firmness of pnrpose, and indomitable will. con to as He is a man He is eminently exccu a type of Andrew tive, and more nearly Jackson, (of whom his venerable father was a groat admirer and warm supporter,) than any of our public men. Should he be elected upon the ticket with Mr. Sey mour, of which there is no reasonable doubt, and should the duties of the Exec utive office devolve upon him through the death or disqualification of the President, he would be fully equal to the task. And should any emergency arise in which the cqnstitution or the liberties of the people were imperiled, he would not hesitate to "take the responsibility" in defence of the samo. Jlis nomination was unanimous aud by acclamation, in the midst of the most enthusiastic cheers. The ticket combines the elements of strength and popularity, and will a most enthusiastic support. The plat form will be accepted as the emanation of the joint wisdom and prudent counsels of the convention, and commends itself to popular approval. receive The Two-Thirds Rule. —Ever since its adoption this rule has been a bar to the harmonious action of the Democratic Na tional Conventions. It was in the begin ning a contrivance to defeat the popular choice, and has worked only evil to the party, ever since. Before the meeting of another quadrennial convention, we hope there will be such an emphatic expression of popular sentiment against it, that it may never control the nomination of ano ther democratic candidate for the dential office, chief in the hands of party tricksters, to defeat the expressed preference of the peo ,ple, and that it has not been disastrous in its consequences, is to be attributed more to good luck than to good management. Let it be thrown aside in time to come. presi It is but an engine of mis Among tho gentlemen spoken of for Congress in the first congressional district of Maryland, we are pleased to see the name of Col. Samuel Hambleton, of Tal bot. Col. Hambleton would represent his district with ability and dignity, should he be the choice of his party forthat position. His claims to favorable consideration are equal to those of any other gentleman in the district, and his friends should them upon public attention, trusive, modest and retiring, and such qualities are the more to be prized on ac count of their rarity. A more able, dig nified, and courteous representative, could not lie found in the district, and we shall be pleased to hear that the choice has fall en upon him, when the convention shall have assembled to seloct a candidate. press He is unob Tiie Kent Rail Road Again. —At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Kent Kail Road, on Friday, tho 3d inst. the Board resolved, by a vote of 6 to 2, four being absent, to make tho connection with tho Belawure Rail Road at Towns end. Hud the Board been full, it is be lieved that the result would not have been different, though the relative vote would. The statement of the action of the Board at a previous meeting, which was pub lished in the Transcript of tho 27th June, was furnished to ns in writing by a mem ber of the Board, who promises to verify the statement, the accuracy of which has been called in question, by a transcript from the minutes of tho proceedings. A collection of nine Cremona violins, made by the late Mr. CharleB Plowden, has been purchased by a Loudon goutlc mau for £2,000. We wish the London gentleman joy of hiB purchase. What can there be in these nine violins, that they should sell for the largo sum of ten thousand dollars ? 1*1»« Plntfbrm The National Intelligencer of Thursday, makes the foltowing comments on tku plutfrom adopted by the National Dcmo oratio Convention at New York :— It is worthy 8f the' odhaBion, and of the great cause which it represents. There is no equivocation, subterfuge, or evasion in any declaration. Every princi ple is set forth boldly, clearly, and ein ihatically, so that he who runs may read, ustead of the ambiguities adopted at Chi cago to cover up doubtful purposes, or to conceal « mongrel policy, this platform confronts each issue distinctly, deals with it boldly, and leaves no doubt to combat by the employment of artful phrases. The abuses, frauds, usurpations, and corruptions of Radicalism arc exposed with a candor and courage which the emergency demanded, and the remedies pri annouuccd in language equally emphatic aud satisfactory. JVhat the platform de mands is absolute and unqualified reform in the Government as the onl preserving our institutions. are means of seek to iy : We restore the country to its former position of peace and prosperity, to revive the Con stitution in all its vigor, and to Bet up again the time-honored landmarks which Radicalism had torn down. All these ob jects, and others of material interest, are included under the general idea of a thor ough and efficient reform in the Govern ment, which shall sweep away every tige of that factious domination .that has brought us to the verge of national bank ruptcy, and made imminent another civil war. W. The platform requires no explanation commentary. It speaks its own praise in the national creed which is laid down, and which, we venture to say, will enlist the sympathy and tho active support of a vast majority of the American people. It will carry choer to thousands of hearts, and rouse a feeling such as has not been wit nessed for a quarter of a century. Any candidate whom the Convention may in its wisdom select will be elected upon this platform. The fiat has gone forth. It is not a question of party, but of patriotism. Hundreds of thousands of old AVhig; and moderate Republicans, who stood by their political organization while it was possible to adhere to it, have renounced all connec tion with Radicalism, and will go forward as zealous supporters of this noble cause. or The Impeachment Investigation— The Managers' Report. —General Butler's re port on the impeachment investigation was reported in the House of Representatives on the 3d inst. It is a dry and volumi nous document. The Washington Star says : It starts out with a statement of the difficulties which lay in the way of the committee's investigation. Relative to the raising of money for impeachment pur poses, the report states that a paper passed through the New York house taxing employees $5 per head. The paper was headed : "We, the undersigned gratuitously appropriate the sums opposite our names for the cause of our country, and are opposed to the impeachment of President Johnson." The last words were added to the paper by Collector Smythe. Smythe refused to tell the com mittee what was done with the mtmoy bo collected. The testimony of Gcnl. Egan, formerly collector of internal revenue, is to the effect that as early as the SUth of March it was known to the President that Senators Fessenden, Trumbull, Grimes, Henderson, Fowler, Ross, Van Winkle and others would voto for acquittal. The committee say that they have testimony to show that Perry Fuller boasted that it cost him $22,000 to procure the eletion of Ross as Senator by the Kansas Legisla ture. was custom Our New Castlo and Odessa items ap pear in the Delaware Gazette, of Tuesday last, without credit. We are sure our friend of the Gazette does not wish to do us injustice, and that he will be particular to give us due credit in the future. The Republican treats us in like manner. Per haps it isn't the fashion, in Delaware/to credit your contemporaries. If not, we beg the Gazette and the Republican to cuse us for adverting to the subject. ex Judge Weisel is named in tho Frederick (Md.) Examiner as the republican candi date for Congress to succeed the Hon. Francis Thomas. If Col. Maulsby, or some other good man, should be hiB competitor, wc will probably have an illustration of catching a weasel asleep. Sonators Wade, Nyo, Chandler, and Ramsey, arrived at Elklonfrom Washing ton, on Saturday last, 4th inst. and were tho guests of ex-Senator Crcswell, at his residence, half a mile from that town. a Five new articles of impeachment have been brought forward by those old li^jilig iiants, Messrs. Stevens aud Williams, the dying effort of disappointment and hate. Gen. Longstrcet advocates the election of Grant and Colfax, it is said. Isn't it a wonder that the rebel-hating radicals don't desert in a body ? A western paper announced to its read ers that the candidate for Vico President on the Republican ticket, was.Col. Fax. The National Republican Committee propose, it is said, to have the Northern States canvassed by some of the more pro minent Southern advocates of reconstruc tion. Among others, it is expected that General Longstreet will take part in the pending canvass, Ex Governor Jo. Brown, J. H. Cadwell and Colonel Farrow of Georgia, Sennter Alcorn of Mississippi, Governor Holden and General Barringer of North Carolina, Governor Smith of Al abama, and a number of others are named. iöc-Äl, a kpàiiÎs. New Castle County Ahead. — Mr. Alonzo T. Stoops, of this vicinity, claims to have beaten the yield of Mr. John R. Gills' wheat, from the farm of Mr. Wm. R. Coohran, mentioned in the last issue of the Transcript. He brought to our office on Monday, three parcels of wheat, which contained, respectively, 35, 24, and 21 stalks, well hcSdcd. Mr. Stomps is an advocate of thin seeding. Where wheat is well put in, on good ground, he«thinks thin seeding is best, as it givos the wheat a better opportunity to stool out. He seeded somewhat over a bushel to the acre, and ho thiuks that not over a bushel germinated. His wheat has turned out well, from thin seeding, in several suc cessive crops. Kent, Md. will have to try again. Although she is the " garden spot" of the Eastern Shore, New Castle is the " garden spot" of Delaware, and St. George's Hundred the ' ' garden spot" of Niw Castlo county. Collins' Beach.— Tho Hygonia House, at this favorite local watering-place, is fill ing up. A party of ladies and gentlemen from Middletown, paid it a visit this week. Next week will find a large number of guests present. Mr. F. Collins, the gen tlemanly proprietor, spares no pains to promote the comfort and enjoyment of his visiters. Bathing, boating, angling, sail ing, constitute a part of the amusements at the Beach. A howling alley and other games are provided. A fine ball-room, large enough for six sets, accommodates the lovers of the dance. The music is by Porter's Band, of Philadelphia. The bay is nine miles wide, at the Bench, and the seenffy very fine. Fresh fish and oysters of superb quality, arc among the luxuries of the table. Collins' Beach is the place for comfort, during this glowing weather. FnoM Odessa.— While Mr. Alexander Moody was in the act of getting in a small wagon, his horse broke away from him, and he was thrown violently upon the ground, the wheels also passed over him. Mr. Moody has been confined to his room on account of tho accident. The Public Schools under tho charge of Miss Tomlin and Mr. Groves, closed terday. weeks. There will be services at the Old Draw yer's Church, on next Sunday morning and afternoon. There will probably be a large congregation. ly summer yes Thore will be a vacation for six A Large Increase—" Beating the Beater."—" Can any of our enterprising farmers beat this ?" is an inquiry in the last Transcript. Your readers can judge, who carries the " Palm" when comparing the following notice, with the one that ap peared last week : Mr. William A. Cooh ran, near Odessa, took from his field, last Wednesday, a parcel of wheat consisting of forty heads, the product of one grain, which yielded according to count erage of 2000 grains for one. au av Harvest.— This has been a busy week with the farmers. But they have been favored with good weather, and have finished cutting their wheat. The crop a good one, although slightly affected by scab and rust. What with the intensely hot weather, the breaking of reapers, and the porplexities incident to harvest, they have had a worrying time of it. Wo con gratulate them, however, that the task is done. Piy Up.—T he board of Directors of the Middletown Hall Company, have ordered a fourth instalment of one dollar per share to be paid on Monday, the 20th instant. They also earnestly request all subscribers who are in arrears for former instalments, to make prompt payment to John R. Hall, Esq. Treasurer. The Hall is now rapidly going np, and a considerable sum will be needed to meet liabilities within the next thirty days. Heavy Business.— The most extensive plumbing firm in Philadelphia has for one of its principal members a Delawarean, the sou of Major John Jones, of Middle town. They employ seventy hands, and do a business of $250,000 a year. This great business has been built up within a few years from quite small beginnings. Everything is in a perfect system, perha not equalled by any plumbing establish ment in tho country.— Del. Republican. 13 Thc reunion, to-morrow, at the old Drawyer's Church, will probably bo one of the most interesting religious assemblages which has taken place in this section for a long time. * Should the weather be favora ble, an immense concourse may be expect ed to be present, since there will be a union of several congregations, Service in the morning at 104 aud in tho afternoon at 2 o'clock. An accident occurred iu tho wheat field of Mr. Joseph Hanson, on tho 3d inst. which resulted iu the killing of ono of the horses attached to a reaper, and the dis abling of another. Something about the machine gavo way, when the horses be came Heightened, two of them coming in contact with knives, which cut them bad ly, resulting as above stated. Camden Camp.— The union M. E. Camp, Camden, Del. will take place the 29th inst. On Thursday, of last week, the drawing for tents took place at the ground, when J about 180 names wore en tered, about the same as last year. Four hundred places are staked out The ap plications will come in as the time draws near, and the enoamproent will be as large as last year, when it numbered 360 tents. The announcement, last week, that the corner ntono nf tho Town Hall would be laid with Masonic honors, was premature. Tho stone work will be completed this week, or nearly so, and tho brick work -will commence ou Monday, so there will bo no time for Masonic or other ceremony. A shock of wheat in the field, on the farm of Mr. Martin E. Walker, at Arm strong's Corner, was burnt by the light ning during the.storm of Wednesday night. The Nnfionnl Democratic Convention. The National Démocratie Convention met in New York on Saturday, and the members callod to order by August Bel mont, Chairman of the National Executive Committee. Henry S. Palmer, of Wis consin , was unanimously ohosen temporary President. General McCook, of Ohio, proposed that the Rules of the House of Representatives be adopted for the govern ment of the Convention. On the question being asked whether this would abrogate the two-thirds rule, the Chairman said it would not. Finally, the motion was so amended as to accept the rules of the Na tional Democratic Convention of 1864, and then adopted. After a discussion as to the right of the Territories to participate in the action of the Convention, which was not conceded, the Committee on Perma nent Organization, Credentials and Reso lutions were appointed. The delegation from this State named Mr. Houston, of New Castle county, for their member of the Committee on perma nent organization ; Mr. Wright, of Sus sex, on credentials ; and Mr. Bayard on resolutions. The Declaration of Independence was read, and the Convention adjourned until Monday morning. all of of in in bo ed cy TIIE PLATFORM. Mr. Murphy, of New York, chairman of the committee on resolutions, on Tues day reported the platform adopted by the committee. It was as follows : The democratic party, in national con vention assembled, reposing its trust in the intelligence, patriotism, discrimination and justice of the people, standing upon the constitution as the foundation and lim itation of tho powers of the government, and the guaranty of the liberties of the citizen, and recognizing tho questions of slavery and secession as having been set tled for all time to come by the war, or the voluntary action of the southern States in constitutional conventions assembled, and never to be renewed or reagitated, do, with the return of peace, demand ; First. The immediate restoration of all the States to their rights in the Union un der tho constitution, and of civil govern ment to the American people. Second. Amnesty for all past political offences and tho regulation of the elective franchise in the States by their citizens. Third? The payment of the public debt of the United States as soon as practica ble ; and that all moneys drawn from the people by taxation, except so much as is requisite for the necessities of the govern ment economically administered be honest ly applied to such payment, and where the obligations of the government do not pressly state upon their face, or tho law under which they were issued does not provide that they shall be paid in coin, they ought, in right and in justice, to be paid in the lawful moucy of the United States. In demanding these measures and re forms we arraign the radical party for its disregard of right and the unparalleled op pression and tyranny which havo marked its career. After a most solemn and unanimous pledge of both houses of Con gress to prosecute the war exclusively for the maintenance of the government and the preservation of the Union under the constitution,it has repeatedly violated the most sacred pledges under which alone rallied that noble volunteer army which carried our flag to victory ; instead of storing the Union it has so far as in its power dissolved it and subjected ton States, in time of profound peace, to miliary des potism and negro supremacy ; has stripped the President of his constitutional power of appointment c^en of his own cabinet. Under its repeated assaults the pillarB of tho government,arc rocking on their base, and should it succeed in November next and inaugurate its President, we will meet subjugated and conquered people amid the ruins of liberty and the scattered frag ments of the constitution. Resolved, That in the future, as in the past, wo will adhere, with unswerving fi delity, to the Union under the constitu tion as tho only solid foundation of strength, security aud happiness as a peo ple, aud as a frame-work of government equally conducive to the welfare and pros of all tho States, both Northern and ex rc as a onr southern. Resolved, That tho Union established by the constitution is a Union of States, feder al in its character, composed of States thereby uuited, and as incapable of existing without the States as its continuing inte gral parts, and therefore the perpetuity of the Union in its integrity dupeuds on the preservation of the States in their political integrity, the government of the United States being a federal republie and not a consolidation of the whole people into one uation. Resolved, That the perpetuity of the Union and the maintenance of the gov ernment, as both were established by tho constitution, and as both under the con stitution, have been expounded in the fore going resolutions, in conformity with the vcncrabl teachings of Jefferson, Madison, and Jackson, have ever been held as car dinal doctrines of the democratic party, and they are nowreiterated with increased earnestness, under the solemn conviction that constitutional liberty can be preser ved on this continent only by bringing back the administration of the Govern ment to those 'time-honored principles which for sixty years, there was such un paralleled happiness and prosperity, and in rescuing it from the hands of those who havo ever held tho constitution itself to be no bettor than a covenant with death and an agreement with hell, whose lutionury policy and measures have brought such general discord, strife and war, with its attendant ills, upon a large portion of the country, and such wide-spread demor alization throughout the whole of it. Resnhed, That the democratic party in sustaining the federal administration in tho late unhappy conflict of arms did so in good faith, with the hope and earnest wish to maintain the principles above set forth, and with no view of waging war on the part of the Northern States in any spirit of oppression against their brethren of the South, nor for any purposo of conquest or subjugation, nor purposo of overthrowing or intcrfering.wiik the rights or established institutions of those States, but to defend and maintain the revo supremacy of the cou stitution, and to preserve the Union with all the dignity, equality and rights of the several States unimpaired. The subjuga tion of these States, or holding them as conquered territory, would be, in the judg ment of this Convention, the destruction of the Union itself. Resolved, That the highest meed of pa triotism is due and should ever be exten ded to all those , who in the recent war periled life or fortune for the maintenance of the Union and the beneficent ByBtem of American government thereby established upon the fundamental principles set forth in the foregoing resolutions ; but we have neither thanks nor sympathy for those who entered and carried on the contest for the subjugation of States and for the subjec tion by federal authority of the white race in any of the States to the domination of the black ; the right of suffrage, or who shall exercise political power, is a mattor that rests under the constitution exclu sively with the several States ; there it properly belongs, and there it should con tinue ever to remain. Pendleton's name withdrawn. Pending the 10th ballot Mr. Vallandig ham said he had a communication in wri ting which, with leave of the chair, he would read from the stand. Mr. Vallan digham's appearance on the platform was greeted with moderate cheers. He read a letter from Mr. Pendleton, dated Cincin nati, July 2, and addressed to Washing ton McLean, of the Ohio delegation, au thorizing the withdrawal of his name when ever it should seem desirable. He deemed the success of the party far more important than the gratification of any personal am bition. If at any time a nauio could be presented that would likely more heartily unite the party, let his (Pendleton's) name bo withdrawn. Mr. Vallandigham said, it was Mr. Me Leau's desire to present this letter early yesterday, but the Ohio delegation thought best to keep his name before the Conven tion throughout yesterday. He commend ed the magnanimity and unselfish patriot ism of this letter, and finally withdrew Mr. Pendleton's name, with thanks to those who had supported him with such fidelity. (Great cheering.) NOMINATION OF HORATIO SEYMOUR. Ou Thursday, pending the 22d ballot, when Ohio was called, Mr. McCook, by the unanimous direction of his delegation, and with the assent and approval of every public man in that State, including Mr. Pendleton, put in nomination against his inclination but no longer against his hon or, the name of Hon. Horatio Seymour. Let us vote for a man whom the Presiden cy has sought, and who has not sought the Presidency. This, ho believed, would drivo from power the radical cabal at Washingt He believed the nomination would com mand the unanimous approval of Demo crats and conservative men of all sections. He asked on behalf of the country that Seymour should yield to this wish of the Convention. (Great excitement and ap plause.) Mr. McCook east 21 votes for Horatio Seymour. (Renewed cheering.) Mr. Seymour roso and said :—The mo tion just made excited most mingled emo tions. He had no language in which to thank the convention and to express his regret that his name had been presented, but in a question affecting his duty and honor, he must stand by his opinion against the world. He could not be nominated without put ting himself and the Democratic party in peril. When he declined the nomination he meant it. He paid an eloquent tribute to Mr. Pendleton, and his magnanimity, and in closing said Thanking the Conven tion, your candidate I cannot be. Mr. Vallandigham suid : In times of great exigency and calamity every perso nal consideration should be cast aside. He insisted that Horatio Seymour must yield to the demonstration in his behalf. The conovntion then cast its entire vote for Mr. Seymour, amidst the wildest applause. Death of Ex-Governor Grason. —We learn that Ex-Governor Grason, of Mary land, died on Thursday, the 2d, at his idencc in Queen Anne's county, at the erable ago of 82 years. Governor elected in Maryland by the pc pie under the remodeled constitution of tho State, which, after an exciting struggle, well remembered by the older inhabitants of Maryland, and which begun in 1836, terminated in 1838 in favor of reform. Prior to that period Mr. Grason had served creditably in both branchos of the General Assembly, and being identified with the old democratic party, then known as re publican, who were tho reformers, was made their candidate and elected to the chief magistracy. Mr. Grason served as Governor for three yoars, and at the expi ration of his term retired to his estate in Queen Anne's, where he has since sojourn ed in possession of tho general respect of his fellow-citizens. Gov. Grason was a fine specimen of the republican Maryland gentleman of tho olden time, an upright and honorable man, faithful in the dis charge of his public and social duties. Judge Grason, the present judge of the Circuit Court of Baltimore county, is a son of the deceased. rcs ven He was the first o For the Middletown Tzanscri}d. Reunion at Drawycr* Church. Thore will be a reuuion meeting on to morrow, 2d Sabbath of July, of the Drew er 8 and Forest Presbyterian Churches, in tho old Drawvers church. The services will be at 10J A. M. and 2 P. M. This will bo an interesting occasion not only to tho Churches mentioned, but to others in the vicinity. It is understood that the churches of St. Georges' and of Port Penn have suspended their servioes on that day for the purpose or attending. Should the weather be favorable a very large assembly will doubtless be gathered. The opportu nity will be afforded for ohristian friends to exchange salutations. Tho public ally are cordially invited to b geuer o present, Gen. Grant and family arrived in St. Louis, Mo. on Wednesday. Mr. Thurlow Weed and family went to Europe in the Cambria, on Tuesday Items or News. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvani has decided to be unconstitutional the reg istry law passed by the last State Legisla ture. The point of the deoision was that the law infringed upon the provision of the State constitution, enfranchising overy white male citizen twenty-ono yoars of age, except criminals and persons of unsound mind. The law was passed by a Radical Legislature under the pretence that illegal voting prevailed in Philadelphia, of which the advantage accrued to the Democrats. , The Wilmingtonhms are talking of a S ubito park along tho banks of the Bran ywine. Tho Ropnbliean of Monday last, says : * ' The expediency of procuring ground for a park is now being agitated. tors to our city generally seek tho Bran dywine and therefore a park located on tho banks of that stream would perhaps prove moro attractive than one in any locality. Our own citizens also seek the pleasant shade on the hill side for pic-nics and other parties. It would therefore bo wise in our city fathers to secure these favorite grounds, and set them apart forever for publio use. Other cities havo their parks and Wilmington should also have hors. Surgical Separation of the Siamese Twins. —The scientific world, and espe cially that portion of it who have made the study of medicine and surgery their profes sion, cannot fail to be intensely interested in tho fact which has recently come to knowledge, of the determination of Chang and Eng, the Siamese twins, to proceed to Paris to submit to a surgical operation for tho purpose of dissevering tho wonderful link that has so long bouud them together. —New York Tribune. A party of soldiers belonging to the Twenty-fifth Regiment of Infantry, in Memphis, yesterday, went to the house of Edward O'Neill, who had shot a comrade tho day before, and battered down the door. O'Neill fled to tho jail for safety, but was pursued and fired at. O'Neill's friends on hearing the firing soon collected, and but for the arrival officer Day, with a guard, a bloody riot would have ensued. Three little girls, named Mary Sullivan, Margaret Doherty and Ann Carroll, while bathing in a pond at Brooklyn, New York, on Thursday, wore drowned. Sirs. Do herty, mother of one of the children, aud James McGee, while endeavoring to res cue the children, got beyond their depth, and were also drowned. The bodies havo all been reeovorod. During tho last year tho Irish in this country sent home the sum of $2,700,000 to their relations. Of this sum more than a million dollars was prepaid passage ders. During the last twenty years more than seventy million dollars have been transmitted to relatives in Ireland for emi gration. Pctor Caggor, a prominent Democrat, of Albany, and member of the National Convention, was killed by tho capsizing of a carriage, in New York, on Monday night. John E. Develiu, who was also in the vehicle, was and has since died. Lafayette C. Baker, the notorious chief of the government detective force, during the war, died in Philadelpha, on the 3d inst. He was guilty while in New York, of many of the grossest acts of rascality in his profession, and was finally dismissed tho service. ^ Two young men named James Gray and Thos. S. Cropley got into a scuffle in Georgetown, D. C. on Sunday morning. Gray was thrown down and ruptured a blood vessel, from which he died almost instantly. The heirs of a man who recently died in Paris, found new, unused postage stamps among his papers to the value oi $40,000. He bought them simply to soe their differ ent colors arranged according to his fancy. A Mr. Benedict of Harlem, is said to be the possessor of a coin of the reign of King Solomon. It has been pronoun ced a genuine Hebrew coin by a Rabbi. Mr. Beuedict'lias been offered $250 for it. The population of Franco is shown by the latest statistics to be 38,067,074 pie; 19,014,109 aro men; are women. 1er than in tho New England States. The Loudon Daily News say.3, editori ally, that Seward's despatch relative to Fenians, Visi UI or dangerously injured, pco 19,052,966 Tho excess of women is smal sent to the Scci ry of tho American Legation, is discourteous aud unfriendly to England. The French Government has appointed a Scientific Committee to examine the fea sibility of building a sub-marine -ailway tunnel between England and F-.- ce. A fatal accident occurred on , , , . . i'c Phila delphia aud Eric Railroad, n -: r Uric, ou Thursday. A train fell through a bridge, when several people were killed. Mr. Peter Bceinillcr, of Silver Run, Carroll county, Md. died suddenly last week, from drinking cold water after turning from the harvest field. A. ridiculous lady of New York is going to Europe for medical treatment of a fat poodle, which has already reached the turc age of 16 years. It is proposed in Boston to give Charles Fruncis Adams a public reception on bis return from Europe. Mr. Adams retur ned on Wednesday. Eighteen members of tho present British Parliament have, since its organization in 1865, been unseated for bribery connected with their election. Sixty persons were precipitated into the river at San Francisco on the 4th, by the falling of a draw-bridge. Ten bodies have been recovered. The Wicomoco rc rnu . county (Md.) census lias been completed, showing the total ulation to be 11,470 white 394 blacks. Alfred II. Gross, aged 75 yoars and siding six miles from Cumberland, Mary land, fell from his wagon last week aud waB killed. The Cincinnati of Judge JameB Hall', one of tho heroes of Lundy's Lane, and a man of great literary ability. Mrs. President Johnson, Mrs. Stovor and family have arrived at Greenville, Tenncsftbe, to spend tho summer. Gen. Grant, in virtuo of his position as General of tho Army, enjoys a salary of $15,000 per annum. On Sunday last much damage was done to the crops near Littlcstown, Pa by a severe hailstorm lt persons an re ers record tho death The Convention. The New York World of Thursday, says:—We congratulate the country and the party that, in a contest so protracted and so earnest as has taken place, there has not boon the slightest exhibition of rancor, or of a spirit inconsistent with tho most cordial harmony after the successful completion of the business of the Conven ue see no cause of Berious regret ii\ the great length of the contest and the persistency of the friends of tho leading candidates. Some shrewd jurist has ob served that the trial of a lawsuit should be so conducted as not only to secure jus tice hut to satisfy the parties. After a dilatory trial before a patient judge, the losing party goes out of court satisfied that his whole case has been presented, and that he has not been unfairly depri ved of his chances for winning it. The friends of Mr. Pendleton, the only can didate who came into tho Convention with any considerable strength, must concede that in these protracted ballotings he has had fair treatment, and lias enjoyed every opportunity for a concentration of all his available strength. A review of the pro ceedings will show that his nomination has not been obstructed by unfair strategy — any kind of inaneeuvering by those who thought it inexpedient. His frieuds must confess that his nomi nation has not been prevented by the two thirds rule, which is, so to speak, (he com mon law of Democratic National Conven tions. On none of the ballotings has Mr. Pendleton received a majority of the votes - he would equally have failed if the two thirds rule had never been heard of.' Tho fact that the two-thirds rule prevailed en abled somo of the delegates to pay him a compliment and recognize his eminent standing in the party, who might.have hes itated to gratify their' feelings if acting .....I... .i responsibility of giv ing the party a Presidential candidate in a tion. or under tho conscious ing the party a Presidential candidate _ crisis so fraught *with consequences as the present. Unite as little can Mr. Pendleton attri bute his defeat to the opposition or in trigued of " The New York bondholders." New York, considerate and indulgent, has not chosen to exert any influence against him beyond giving her own votes for other candidates. At first,, and until it. was demonstrated that Mr. Pendleton could not be nominated, New York voted for one of her own citizens, but entered into no combination to concentrate upon him the votes of other States. When New York changed her vote to Mr. Hend ricks, the fact that no other States nccom pained lier made it patent to everybody that there had been no wire-pulling nor any kind of intrigue by the New York delegation to form a combination hostile to Mr. Pendleton. New York has simply given her votes ; but she has exerted * influence. no Mr. Pendleton has not be«» slaughtered; his chances havo died • natural death. The Now York dclegj tion feel great respect for thisrising states mau, and do not regret that he has ac quired national recognition as one of tho. foremost leaders of the Democratic party. They hope to see him in one of the first posts of honor under a Democratic Presi dent ; und as ho is yet young aud can af ford to wait, they expect that his time will yet come to be a Democratic President himself. The Southern delegations deserve great praise for the dignity, good sense, and propriety with which they have borne themselves m the Convention. When the roll of States was called for namiug can didates, tho Southern delegations announ ced, one after another, that they had candidate to prqsent. They seemed „ have no desire to dictate, but to bo wil ling to accept whatever candidate should be deemed most available by the Democ racy of the North. In the early ballotings they distributed, scattered, and shifted! their votes in such a way as to show that they were merely waiting und watching dovolopcmonts, with a view to co-operate at last with the majority of the Northern delegates. When Mr. Pendleton seemed, to be the strongest they began to concen trate upon him, as if to tell the North that they would cheerfully accept him if the North judged his nomination advisablo "hen it became ovidcut that Pendleton could not be nominated, and Hancock grew strong, they again indicated by cha nging their votes their willingness to co operate in the nomination of no te , , . , any candi date who possesses the confidence of tho party. M'o confidently expect the final adjourn ed of the Convention to-day, and that tho delegates will depart for their homes glad that they have had so ample an opportun ity to become well acquainted with leuding Democrats from all parts of tho country, and full of zeal and enthusiasm for tho ticket on which they wore so long agree ing The Conservative Soldiors and Sailors' National Convention met at New York on • Saturday. Gen. John A. McClcrnand, ot Illinois, was elected temporary Presi dent. A scries of resolutions, denouncing the Radicals, and urging the National Democratic Convention to nominate a can didate whom the soldiers and-sailors can, eonsistantly support, was offered by Cote L. D. Campbell, of Ohio. Gen. Wm. B. Franklin, of Connecticut, was elected per manent president, and after some further business, the Convention adjourned until Monday. Subsequently the convention, endorsed the democratic platform and plodged itself to support its nomiuces. Cecil.— tho Whig living near Cowantown, whom wenotieod, a short time since, as having broken her leg in jumping from a carriage, died Sunday, afternoon last, from tetanus. She was a most estimable young lady, and her untimely death is mourned by a largo circle of friends. Jas. 8. Crawford, Esq. entered upon his duties as Cashier of the National Bank of Elkton, on Wednesday last, July 1st, John Patridge, Esq. haviug resigned. Bricks should shortly be cheap hero we have three yards now in operation. We gleau the following from Bliss Eloanor Henderson,. , as A man in Cincinnati married no less than eight wives before he was arrested! for bigamy.