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Ä JRiddlcfoaiit transcript. It to HIDDLMnva, DEL SATURDAY HORNING, AUGUST 8, 18C8. FOR PRESIDENT, HORATIO SEYMOUR. OF Ä*W YORK. & A FOR VICK PRESIDENT, GEH. FBANCIS P. BLAIR, a OP MISSOURI. FOR SHERIFF, JACOB RICHARDSON, FOR OORONKR. LAWRENCE PENDEGRA88. The Democratic and Conservative voters of Appoquinimink Hundred arc hereby notified, that a meeting of the party will be held at the Hotel fit Blackbird, on Saturday the 15th of Au gust, for the purpose of selecting five Beluga to represent the Hundred in the Democratic State Convention to be held in Dover, on the 26th of August, for the purpose of Nomina ting a ReprcBenntive to Congress, and Electors for president ànd Vice President, and for the transaction of any other business that may be broifght before the meeting. .* By order of the Hundred, . *r Central Committee, EDWARD SILCOX, «]Ap|Soqmniiuink nd. Aug. 8th. Chairman. tea W ednesday We refer those of our readers who want te buy land, to onr advertising columns. Hou. Hiram McCullough will pleaso ac •ept our thauks for important public docu ments. A Washington letter says that Secretary McCulloch, on Tuesday, expressed him •elf as entirely sanguine of Seymour and Blair's election. Saturday afternoon, the 22d instant, has been named by the Democrats of Wilming ton as the time for holding the election to > nominate candidates for Mayor, Alderman, City Treasurer and Assessor. The polls will be opened at the City nail at 12 M. and closed at 8 P. M. Drmocratic Ratification Meeting.— The Democracy of Appoquinimink and vi cinity will hold a Grand Ratification Meet ing in Townsend Grove, to-day at 1 o'clock, P. M. The meeting will bo ad dressed by Eli Saulsbury, Esq. Elias S. Reed, Esq. Major B. T. Biggs, J. B. Penington, Esq. and Capt. J. M. Barr. Hon. Reverdy Johnson sailed for Eng land from Baltimore on Saturday last. He was accompanied down the river by many tfuftiugulshed gentlemen, among whom was Baron Von Gerolt, the Prussian Miniator. Mrs. Lincoln did not accompany him to indisposition ; but was to take pas toga this week from New York. , ow •' Coming events cast their shadow be fore." Republicans, turn your eyes to wards Kentucky. Over 75,000 majority for Stevenson, the democratic candidate for Governor. A, gain of 25,000 sinco last year. Democrats, you have had a long night of darkness and gloom under Radi cal misrule, but, "behold how brightly breaks the morning." Thomas F. Bayard, Chairman of the Daaoeratio State Exeoutive Committee, ftoU the Democrats to meet in their Eftotive Hundreds of each County, on or before Saturday, August 15th, to elect fifty delegates from each County to attend a State Convention, to be held at Dover Wednesday, August 26th, for tho purpose of nominating a Representative in Con gress, and three Electors for Presidency and Vice-Presidency of tho United States. Me. Seymour's Acceptance.— Hon. H. Seymour, Democratic nominoe for the Premdeney, has accepted the nomination I® »■ able and foroible letter, which has bean made public during the present week. He eordially and unconditionally endorses •very plank of the platform, and fully plaint the reasons which induced him to delay the formal announcement of hie •eptance of the nomination, tendered under ■ueh flattering circumstances by the New York National Convention. re re , on ex ao It U a terrible thing for those dreadful rebels, Wade Hampton, Beauregard, Pike, Sommes and Toombs, to be aiding the Hsmoerats in tho South ; but there is not the least harm in the world in Gen. Long street and Coniifteioner Orr, assisting the II aril nais. What a vast amount of virtu el«» paste-board indignation, is being pended by the radical journalists over this subject. It is doubtful if a whole shirt will be left to any cf them. ex Brick Pomeroy has made arrangements , a new . to publish in the city of New York democratic evouing daily, the first number of which will appear on the 15fch instant. Mr. Swinton, formerly of the Times, and Mr. Joseph Howard, the well known Atr of the proclamation hoax, will form a port of the editorial staff. If Brick would 4# more execution, let him leave at La au Crosse his ponderous battle-axe and clay 1 , and wield in New York a keen and polished Damascus blade or a light rapier, which may be dexterously thrust bolow the fifth rib of revolutionary radicalism, helping it to Us mortuary throes. Tn« Aimrican Farmer for August, is upon our table, full, as usual, of the very best agricultural and horticultural reading. We regard this monthly as one of the very best works for the farmer, published in the oountry. Every farmer ought to have it. It suits our latitude, and is better adapted to our crops and system of culture than more northern works. Published at Bal timore by Worthington & Lewis, at $2 per annum. a Nonappreciative.— The Wil. Com. of Saturday last. In its brief review of State papers, it found the Delawarean "unusu ally dull;" the Clayton Herald "some what state, if not more flat than usual ;*' while tho Middletown Transcript "amounts to not a great deal in any direction," and "has less local news than usual, the Transcript had on that day, over seven columns of local reading ; about as rnuoh as the Commercial had of local and gener «1 put together. It contained Dr. Mc Cabe's able address on the oocasion of lay ing the corner-stone of the Town Hall, and a full account of tho interesting masonic ceremonies, in which many citizens of Wilmington participated ; but all this, in the CommcrciaVs estimation, * ' amounts to not a groat deal in any direction." Rather fastidious. The Commercial must have been ' 'dull" itself, and alltogotlier nonappreciative on that occasion ; owing, perhaps, to the hot and sweltering day, which caused its intellect, as well as its physical energies to wilt and flag. We are unwilling to ascribe its wholesale dis paragement of its contemporaries to any other cause. Now Edkton Affairs. —The Cecil Whig will make its appearance to-day, enlarged to eight columns to a page. The Whig complains that ' ' tho drunk en rowdyism of Elkton is becoming dis gusting, boyond all endurance." This is had for Elkton, which was for merly building up for itself a character for order, sobriety, and respectability. The Whig recently told us (by way of a little mild reproof of Warwick and Middletown for horse-racing) that the track at Elkton had been broken up, and that the Elkton "sports" had gone to work. AA'e were glad to hear of the amendment. But, a week or two later it announced that there were quite a number of loafers in that town, somo of whom were subsisting " on their mothers' soap-suds, diet ; even bran bread and a strict vegeta ble regimen would be preferable, we should say. But, there is no accounting for tastes, it is said. We once knew a young man who took to eating fuller's earth, which he munched by the pocket full ; and a negro girl who would cat handful after handful of sand and dirt scooped up out of the street, but wo never before heard of any one subsisting upon soap-suds. AVell we live and learn. If snails, slugs, worms, birds-nests, lizards, rats and mice, and horse and male-beef, constitute a portion of the food of man, why should not soap suds? But tell us, Mr. Ewing, do tho Elkton loafers thrive on it ? Rather an odd Tns Beauties of Protection. —Tho Wood Screw Manufacturing Company of Providence, R. I. has been the most prof itable company ever known in this try. It was established twenty years ago, and each original share, at a par value of $500, subsequently yielded forty-five shares, and these new shares now sell at upwards of $500 each share, making a value of $23,000 for the original $500 in vested. During a largo portion of the time the company have also buen paying liberal cash dividends of profits. Yet tho mana gers of the concern every now and then ask Congress for_"protection," and gene rally get it,. Death of Major Jack Downing.— Se ba Smith died at his residence, "TheAVil lows," Patchouge, L. I. on AVednesday last, after a long and painful illness, at the age of 75. lie was born in Buckfield, Me. September 14, 1792, graduated at Bowdoin College in 1818, and subsequent ly settled iu Portland as a writer for tho periodical press. AA'hilo there he wrote the popular series of humorous political letters under the pseudonyme of "Maj Jack Downing," first published collective ly in 1833, and which afterwards passed through several editions.— Boston Trav. Hot Wxathsr in England.— The la test accounts from England state that the coun lle AY or exce.sive heat prevailing there was largely increasing the bills of mortality. During tho week ending July 18, the rate in Lon don was 27 in the thousand, while at Man chester it was as high as 39. AVcek by week the deaths in the largo towns of En glund havo steadily increased from 22 per 1,000 in'thc beginning of June, to28. The increase has been greatest in London, Liv erpool, Manchester, Birmingham and Sheffield, and has been almost entirely due to tho fatal prevalence of summer diarrhea. a Another Oittraoe. Special Officer Bolt, of Vansville District, yesterday brought down and lodged in jail a negro man named Isaac Bowie, committed by Justice Taft, on the charge of an assault with intent to violate the person of a very respectable lady of that vicinity on Wed nesday. The cries of his victim attracted some parties to the spot before he plished his purpose, and led to his pursuit and capture .—Prince Georgian. accom One-tliird of all the railroad spikes made in the YJnited States are turned out at Pittsburg, Pa. Three m<tchines use, which produce throe thousand to five thousand spikes per hour each ore m J OliAh AEVAIUK. This is the seasou when people arc run ning to and fro, sight-seeing and pleasure seeking. Among the attractions for the current week, may be mentioned, first in order, the Camden camp meeting. Only a few persons visited it from this vicinity, but lower down- the peninsula, its visiters might have been counted by the thousand. On Wednesday night there was a grand hop at tho Pier House, near Port Penn. The Amphions, of Middletown, did the music, and the party, which was chiefly from Middletown and Odessa, did not break up till morning. Tho Pier House is filled with permanent boarders, to its utmost capacity, and Mr. Lord, the gen tlemanly and accommodating host, is high ly spoken of by his guests. His house is said to bo one of the most attractive spots for a summer sojourn, along tho shores of the Delaware. Quite a number of our citizens left here, " bright and early Thursday morning (or meant to have done so, had not Somnus held them too secure ly in his strong embrace) in their carria ges, for Delaware City, where they went on board the good steamer Miami, Lieut. Barr, for an excursion on the river and back again in the evening. What could be more invigorating and delightful than a trip like this, npon the water, at this season? A grand pic-nio in "Vacancy Grove," near Cayot's Corner, in Cecil, came off on Thursday evening. The in disponible Amphions were there, the vi ol's sweet notes ringing out responsive to the soft cadence of the Katydid. The grove was brilliantly illuminated by lamps which shed their lustre over the merry scene: The following quotation, though somewhat hackneyed, will not inaptly ap ply to this and all similar routs :— " There was a sound of revelry by night, And Belgium's capital had gathered then Her beauty and her chivalry, and bright The lamps shone o'er fair women and brave men A thousand hearts beat happily ; and wheu Music arose with its voluptuous swell, Soft eyes lookud love to eyes which spoke again, And all went merry us a marriage bell." The people who live on the peninsula between the Delaware aud Chesapeake Bays, ought to be the best people on the face of the globe, thnt is, if camp meetings could make them so. The peninsula has been dotted all over, this summer, with these religious assemblages, some counties having as many as two or three within their borders, and in some instances, two or three are in progress at the same time. This will be the cuse on tho 21st of this month. Two will commence on that day in Queen. Anne's county, and one in Kent county, Md. The latter will be a meeting of the Methodist Protestants, in Baker's woods, near Chcstertown; and one of the former will lie a meeting of the Episcopal Methodists in Black's woods, near Sud lersville, and the other a meeting of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at the old Golden Run camp ground, near Wye Mill.. Tho latter place has been celebrated for many years for its camp meetings. It is situated in Queen Anne's county, near the junction of Queen Anne's, Caroline and Talbot, and is a common grouud for the people of the three counties, who attend it in vast numbers. No people on earth so fond of camp moetiugs as the residents of this peninsula, and no where else are they so numerous. Let us hope that their influence for good is commensurate with their numbers. The stuck yard of Samuel Townsend, Esq. containing about 300 bushels of wheat and 500 bushels of oats, was sot on fire about 1 o'clock on Monday morning last, and entirely consumed. That the fire was the work of an incendiary is evident fr the fact that the stacks were all burniug at the same time, showing that the fire had been communicated to them simulta neously. Suspicion full upon two broth ers, Samuel and Edward Hill, formerly of Snow Hill, who had been employed on the farm of Mr. Richard Townsend, son of Samuel, and between whom there had boon some difficulty. The Hills rested and committed to New Castle Jail. Col. Robert Foard, of Texas, son of Mr. Samuel B. Foard, of Elkton, is spending some time with his relatives in this neigh borhood. It has been twelve years siuco ho left Elkton for a residence in the lone star. State. A southern sun has bronzed his visage and broadened his shoulders, and developed his entire person beyond its dimensions of twelve years ago. Col. Foard fought through the whole war, and though often in the thickest of tho fray he came out unscathed. He will remain till September, when he will take leave of his friends and return again to his home in the South. on of of at a at at were ar AY Mr. AVm. Greenwood, tenant on the farm of Mr. Jesse Lake, of this town, situated in Kent county, Md. about two miles from Millington, had his stack-yard struck by lightning on Saturday evening last, about 7 o'clock, aud 400 bushels of wheat aud 200 bushels of oats consumed. One hundred and fifty boxes of peaches wont up on tho Delaware Rail Road Tuesday, on the Express car, from tho lower part of this State, to show that the frost did not destroy quite all of this fruit. They sold in Now York from $6.50 to $10 per box. Wo received on AVednesday last, from Mr. John Bratton, a basket of fine, large oysters. AVho would'nt be an editor? As they underwent the process of degluti tion, our thanks to Sir. Bratton were bet tor felt than expressed. George Conner, of AA'ilmington, one of the bricklayers engaged upon the Town Hall, while walking over tho joists on Sunday, fell and injured himself so that he could not resume work on Monday. The corn crop in this vicinity looks very flourishing. It has been seasonable here throughout tho summer, and the crop has not suffered from drought, at any time, as it has in somo other places. Mr. J. AV. Chamt. or on Wo mention this at crlam, of Newark, Del. is canvassing this neighborhood for subscribers to Stephens' History of tho AVar betwocn the States, instead of Mr. John A. Looby, previously announced. A drövo of 300 fat lambs was driven to tho depot lioro on Thursday afternoon last to be sent by rail to market. Numerous Droves havo been brought here during tho season, hut none as large as this. Mr. Joseph AVyatt died on Saturday last, of the injuries received by tho acci dent at AA r yoming station, mentioned in our last. at The Camden camp meeting broke up yesterday. It is computed that there were ten thousand day. Drs. Rev. Alfrod Cookman, preached in the morning, afternoon and night, in the or der named. The Smyrna Times says :— Notwithstanding the large crowd, includ ing all sorts and conditions of men, the or der on the ground was excellent. Cam den, however, presented a sod spectacle. It was the place of concentrated viee and debauchery. All. day long great swagger ing crowds of drunken men were hanging around the hotel and whiskey booths erec ted along the streets, presenting a scene more akin to a horse raoo or prize fight than a Sunday gathering. Several fights were participated in by the crowd, and see the men wallowing along the sidewalk was not uncommon Mar of tiiePeninsdi.a.— Messers. Bow man, Thomas & Co. of Wilmington, arc about publishing a map of the Peninsula lying between the Delaware and Chesa peake Bays embracing the State of Dela ware and the Enstern Shore of Maryland and Virginia, giving an outline of the sur rounding country in New Jersey and West ern Maryland. It is the first map ever is sued in which the Peninsula ns with its railway system, bays, water-cour ses, the contiguous territory is given, and the only one ever published giving any idea of its size, position, boundaries, and importance. It is sold by subscription at the very low rate of $3.50, handsomely mounted on canvass, with rollers. It is elegantly engraved, and colored by Hun dreds in Delaware, and Districts in Mary land. The map is 41 inches in length by 28 inches in width. A young man named Cox, only about nineteen or twenty years of age, was ar rested hero on Thursday evening, upon the charge of robbing a Mr. Bowycr, who lives between Sudlersville and Dixon's, in Queen Anne's county, of somo $400 and a considerable amount in checks and notes. He was taken below on the evening train. A portion of the money was found on the person of the prisoner. An entrance to the desk or chest where tho money was kept, was effected by means of a chisel. This is not his first offence, it is Baid. werc ex eople in attendance en Sun odgson -and Bartine, and to whole, Learnino Early.— Boys of tender age, too young to go to business, we are told, resort daily to a certain walnut tree within sight from the Town Hall, and there spend tlie time in playing cards. " I'll take it up and go it alone." These and similar expressions familiar around the card table, may be beard from the lips of these incip ient little sports. Parents, are these the lessons you wish your loved-ones to learn? If not, see to it. Mr. Edward C. Fcnimore, residing on Appoquinimink creek, St. Georges Hun dred, will have about six thousand baskets of Peaches, not ten thousand, as reported in the Smyrna Times. These will proba bly yield him about $20,000. Mr. Feni moro is one of the most successful peach growers in Delaware ; his orchard has never failed to be a source of profit to him since it was planted. A black boy who was riding a horse at a rapid rate through town, on Thursday, rodo over a little son of Mrs. Layton, aged about four years, who happened to bo crossing the street at the time. The little fellow was much cut and bruised by the horse's feet, and seemed to be in great pain, but was considered better yesterday. The M. E. Chnrcli, Millington circuit, commenced a camp meeting yesterday, in the woods near Clicstervillo, occupied by thorn last year. Measures are being taken for another grand tournament in Kent county, Md. similar to that of last year, Eleven passenger cars, packed with peo ple returning from tho Camden Camp, passed up the road yesterday afternoon. The Middletown Building Loan fund sold at a premium of 26}. at the last monthly meeting, on Thursday evening. Our farmers now crave a little dry weath er, to enable them to thresh their grain. Dflnivr Affairs* Pela tv at: Horticultural Society.— At a stated meeting of the Delaware Horticul tural Society, held in AA r ilmington, on the evening of the 22d ult. the following gen tlemen were elected members of the socie ty : George AV. Stone and Augustus R. Harrington, of Wilmington; Thos. B. Coursey of Frederica ; Dr. Wm. C. Da vidson, Gen. A. T. A. Torbert and Gen. A r an A r oorst, of Milford : AVilliam AValker, Dr. Henry Ridgely, John J. Nielson, Hen ry Todd, Thos. Slaughter, Rev. Thos. B. Bradford, J. A. Fulton, Elias S. Reed, Martin B. Hillyard, George Parris and HugittL. Knight, of Dover; Robert H. Cummins, George AV. Cummins and Dr. AVilliam T. Collins, of Smyrna ; Henry Gerker, of Moorton ; Samuel Townsend of Townsend ; Daniel Corbit, of Odessa ; John P. Cochran, of Middletown; John T. Jakes, Wm. McGonigal and Peter T. Smith, of Wyoming. Arrangements made for holding the usual Fall exhibition, active interest in which it was hoped would be taken by all those engaged in tho cul ture of fruit. The time fixed for the hibition is from the 16th to the 19th of September, in the null of the Wilmington Institute. A meeting of the subscribers to the Delaware and Pennsylvnna Rail Road Co. was held in Delaware City, July 25th, 1868, and was called to order by F. D. Dunlap, Chairman Board of Commission ers, who stated tho object of the meeting, to organize said company, by electing nine directors. On motion, Rev. E. J. AVay and A. M. Higgins, Esq. were appointed tellers, to hold said election, who reported J. B. Henry, F. D. Dunlap, AVilliam Reybohl, G. B. Money, George Clark, AVilliam Dean, S. M. Curtis, John F. AA'illiamsnn and Joel Thompson, duly cleoted as Directors. The Directors sub juently selected James S. Henry, Pres ident, George B. Money, Secretary, and John F. AVilHamson, Treasurer, meeting was well attonded and much in terest manifested in the proceedings.— Quite a number of gentlemen from Penn sylvania wero present, and expressed their hearty co-operatioh in the construction of this road. A number of tho German citizens of Wilmington held a meeting last Tuesday to form a Democratic Association. Fr, The tho ear was but to rush to a watery grave, This all happened in less time than it takes me to write it. But as if each wild, harnessed element of nature had vied with the other in their fierce war upon us, the hail was added to the lightning, thunder and rain. Hail showered down upon the car as thickly as it could fall, and in blocks of two or three inches in diameter. As the nuggets of ice fell upon the roof of the car, they made a sharp, startling noise, like tho sound of musketry near at hand. One could not liken the terrifying roar of the elements now to anything but the noise of battle, with deafening thunders for tillery, and the rapid reports of tho falling ice for the rattle of musketry. It was now six o'clock. The passengers in the sleeping car had been aroused by the storm, and the conductor rushed in aud shouted, "For God's sake, ladies aud geu tlcmen, leave tho car and go forward, you will be swept into the river, moment all rushed pell-mell to the forward car, which had run off the track into deep mud, and was anchored fast. Some of the ladies were cn dishabille , for the night had been very hot, and many of the gcutleinen were only half dressed. But now was no time for ceremony. In the face of death few care to make a toilet. Soon all the passengers, about sixty, were in one car together. The hail- was shattering the window glass to pieces. Almost all tho glass both sides of tho ears and in the doors at each end were brokeu, for whirlwind, aud the rain dashed in npon us. Men turned pale, ladies aud children cried with terror. It was a pitiful sceuo, but we were helpless, we were powerless, and tho elements had us in their strong arms. But, thank God, He who rules the armies of Heaven, had each raging ele ment in His mighty and merciful hand. The scene was now oiie of unsurpassed sublimity. Tho torrents leaping over the tops of the trees, and the red and blue streaks of lightning robing them in gar ments of resplendent fire; the rush of the waters beneath us madly plunging to the river, the roar of the thunder aud the rut tie of the hail forming altogether a scene of terror aud oublimity beyond all the pow ers of the wildest imagination. For an hour and ten minutes the great lumps of ice continued to drop. Water still descended in a flood. Now other trains were due, going east, on tho same track we were ou. Who would go out to put up the red signal? No strong enough to successfully wade back across the mountain torrents, and even if he could do that, the hail would have kill ed him. But the trains had all been stopped. In trying to describe this terrible torna do, I feel that I havo already wearied the reader. It is impossible to convey a full and corrcot idea of it. Eight hours did it thus storm upon us. No clement rclax ed its fearful warfare except the hail, which quit at ten minutes past seven. At about two o'clock this storm, of such un precedented duration and fury, ceased._ We were still all safe in the car. The water was three or four feet deep upon the track, and the edge of the river was real ly flowing under the llescription of the Storm ou the Baltimore and Ohio liailroad. A letter from Washington to the Cin cinnati Gazette gives the following inter esting description of the recent storm op the Baltimore and Ohio railroad : It was Friday morning—five o'clock and forty-five minutes—when the storm over took our train, which was tho fast train, due at Baltimore about 8 o'clock. We had reached Mount Airy, Md. and were about fifty miles west from Baltimore.— Two black .clouds, one from the east, the other from the west, mot just over our heads, and in an instant, quiok as thought, a deluge fell upon ns. It did not rain— it poured in solid volume, as if a lake had fallen, in mass, upon us. In three min utes the train ran into the mud whioh had washed upon the track, and wo wore com pletely anchored. This proved our salva tion , for the flood could not sweep us off. The Patapsco was on our right—a small stream then, which a man could easily leap across. A high range of hills or moun tains rose up at our left. The river lay perhaps twenty feet below us- Soon the track was completely submerged in water. The floods poured in torrents from the mountain, rushing wildly beneath us, and threatening in its frenzy to leap through the windows and carry us down into the swollen stream. Such terrific thunder I never before heard—one peal nftcr anoth er, at intervals of only a few seconds.— The whole mountain side, and all the face of tho waste of waters were ablaze with lightning. Trees and telegraph poles were shattered to pieces near us by the electric current. The river had now ex panded into a stream a mile or width. Houses, barns, hay stacks, logs and cattle were seen floating down the riv er. The river had now risen to the edge of the track upon which our train stood. Each moment we expected to be swept down by tho fierce deluge that rushed down upon the track from the steep side of the mountain. Escape seemed impossi ble. No living thing could stem the flood that came down the mountain. To leave more in uti ar Iu a we were in a man was car. Soon tho wa ters subsided, and once more we stood upon the earth. Now we could see the effects of tho deluge around us. and a calf lay dead noar the train, shat tered to pieces with hail. Small animals lay thickly around, dead upon the ground. Fields of corn and oats A cow were swept off clean, and nota blade left upon them._ Soon we were dug out of the mud, two en gines hitched to the train, and we were drawn two wiles back to Mount Airy. Tho Republican party will hold a nomi nation election at tlie City Hall, AVilming ton, on Saturday the 16th of Angust. to select a city ticket, Mayor, Alderman, Ci ty Treasurer and Assessor.. À eamp meeting for Frederioa Circuit will be held in Mr. Sipple's woods, one and a half miles from Felton, to commence on Thursday, August 12th, and to tiuuo olio week. con Gcorgo D. Prentice, the poet apt) edi tor, is said to be fulling rapidly. items off R[cwis Private lettorB received in New York speak of an approaching war between Pradoe and Germany as inevitable, and to oonunence probably before the year is out. Some event of great importance precipita ting the result, it is hinted, will cur us soon as Count Bismarck returns to Berlin. These viewB, it is said, are very widely entertained in commercial circles, and merchants nud bankers alike are sha ping things accordingly. In Ilayti the revisionists have won a victory over the troops of Salvnave, and are pressing the Bioge of Port-au-Prince with ronewed vigor. Dominican troops huve crossed the frontier and commenced the invasion of Ilayti. The revolutionary movements in San Domingo against llaer are steadily progressing. Charles G. Halpine, (Miles O'Reilly) late Register of New York, and editor of the Citizen, died at his residence in New York city at an early hour on Tuesday morning, llis death was the result of an over dose of Chloroform taken to alleviate neuralgic pains. He was the author of the poem, " Tear down the Flaunting Lie." The election in Kentucky, on Monday, for Governor and other State officers, re sulted in a great victory for 'the Demo cratic party. The majority of Mr. Ste venson, the Democratic candidate for Gov ernor, is estimated at over eighty thou sand. In Michigan, recently, thirty-five men went into a harvest field to cut grain. About 10 A. M. not less than sixteen of them were sun-strieken, the majority of whom died under the exposure. Such an instance of wholesale casualty has hardly a parallel in the history of this country. They are building an immense skating rink in Boston this summer. The affair is on a grand scale—the lot containing 30, 000 square feet, the elegant brick building having accommodation for 1,500 skaters and 500 spectators, and the estimated cost $ 100 , 000 . A false alarm of fire induced a rush for the doors by the entire audience in Lang's Music Hall, Manchester, England, and twenty-three persons,"mostly women and children, were crushed to death, while a large number had limbs broken and were otherwise injured. The Cable Telegrams state that the wheat harvest iu the British islands is nearly over, and according to an estimate which can now bo formed, the yield of the crop will be double that of last year, and will exceed by one-third the annual ave rage. oc Baron Stoeckl, the Russian Minister, gave his receipt at the Treasury depart ment on Saturday last for 7,200,000 the purchase money of Alaska. It is an nounced that extensive coal mines have been discovered thero. It is said that the earnings of the AVcst ern railroads continue to he largely in ex cess of last year. AA'ith at least twenty per cent, larger crops to be moved this year, their prospects for dividedns are very en couraging. Forty or fifty men are at work in a gold mine in Tippah county, Mississippi, audit is said make it pay. The ore is found in a kind of soap-stone, which is pulverized, and then the gold is washed out with a rocker. During the month of July tho sum of f 213,618 was coined at the mint in Phil itlphin, including $8,594 in gold, $56, 848 in silver, and $148,575 in nicklu and bronze. The sheriff of Richmond county. Texas, lately sold tracts of land valued at $50 to $75, gold, per acre before the war, at pri ces ranging from 75c. to $2.20 In currency. A child in Jasper oounty, Iowa, was lately bitten by a spotted adder. He turned black and spotted all over, like the snake, and died in half an hour iu great agony. A little girl died receutly in Loudon from injuries caused by the attack of a rooster, which knocked her down and pecked ferociously on the head and chest. The approaching eclipse of the sun, on August 18, will Ito remarkable for its du ration, viz. six minutes and fifty seconds. It will not be visible iu the United States. The Atlantic cable of 1866 ccaBcd to work on Monday. Tho fault is at the Newfoundland end, and it is supposed to have been damaged by an iceberg. The Richmond Dispatch says a German Radical paper called The Future, (when translated,) lias come out against the elec tion of Grant. Joshua Hill and II. Y. M. Miller, elec ted United States Senators from Georgia, are represented as opposed to the Radical party. It is said that they have patent eyelash es (for the ladies) for sale in New York. Artificial eyebrows have long been known. There are at present seventeen lines of steamers (making 1,322 voyages per nnnt) between England and America. Up to Saturday night, 45,000 cartloads of mud and dirt loft by the late flood in Baltimore had been removed. The farmers in Montana are yoking Buf falo calves with the expectation of training them to do tho work of oxen. Jcminiy Lewis died in Norfolk, on the 28th of July, at the advanced age of one hundred and ten years. Long Island has lost its oldest inhabit ant in John Thompson, a revolutionary soldier of 104 years. There have been seven cases of drown ing recently at Atlantio City. an TIIE MARKETS, MIDDLETOWN MARKET. Wheat, prime red. Corn yellow. 11 white. Oats. Timothy Seed. Clover Seed. RgRS. Butter.. Chickens ( Live Spring ). I*ard ....'. . . Hogs.... Beef .*.*.,.. ...V. .. Hams....'. Sides...;. Shoulders.;. Potatoes... $3 40 1 18 1 12 3 75 25 cts ^ dozen 3ri(i)40 cte. !» 18020 " " !> ...l!l(o'.20 " " ...lOtJftlB 11 " ...20(ol25 " " ...23@27 11 " ...19@20 " " ...16018 " " ,1 0001 35# bush $2 40©2 50 • 90092 PHiLAinariiiA. Prime red wheat. Corn, new yellow. Oats. 1 25 WILMINQTON. Wheat red. Corn. Oats. Flour. .$2 25 1 20 $n oo©io oo MARRIED. On Thursday, July 23d at the par»on»fe to Smyrna, hv the Rev. A. S. Krersole, WUllMp Everts, to Mary J. Ilincs, both of New Castle, Delaware. By the same, at the same time and place, David Johnson, nud Mary J. (jraham, both of New Custle Del. DIED. On the 5th of August, near St. Georges. Del. S. Jl.unmil Craven, son of Thomas J. and Esther Craven, aged about one year. DKAFNK8S, BLINDNESS, aud CATARRH treated with the utmost success, by J Isaac«, M. I). and Professor of Disease of tne Eye in Ear, in the Medical College of Pennsylvania, It years experience, (formerly of Leyden, Holland.) No. 805 Arch Street, Phila. Testimonial« cm be seer, at his office. The medical faculty are in vited to accompany their patients, as he ha« no secret ) in his practice. Artificial eyes inserted without paiu. No cluirgc for examination. E. R. COCHRAN, DEALER IN GRAIN, LIME, FERTILIZERS, «fcc. Middletown, Delaware. W ILL pay the highest cash price« for all: kinds of Grain. Will sell Lime as low M the lowest. Will sell No. 1 PERUVIAN GUANO, $90 per Ton. Ellis' Fertilizer, $56 per Ton. RHODES' PHOSPHATE, $50 per Ton. BAUGH'S RAW BONE PHOSPHATE, $56 per Ton. BAUGH'S CHICAGO BONE, $50 per Ton. Baugh's Chicago Blood Manure, $50 per Ton. SOLE AGFNT, at Middletown, for the Kira of .Super Phosphates, viz MOKO PHILLIPS, Genuine Iuphoved. The Rest Phosphate for the money in this or any other market. The Price is not reduced, and neither is the quality of the Manure. The retail price is $58 ]>er ton_$6 iu n loir of Phosphite is a small item, w hen wecou sidcr til it one extra peek of wheat to the acre, at present prices, will more than pay the extra $», applying the Phosphate at the rate of 200 I be to the sere. I will guarantee it to make the extra peek of wheat, over any other Phosphate, and also to make a heavier grow th of gr«S3 after the wheat than any oilier. It contains more No. 1 Peruvian Guano—less sand and less plaster than some others, therefore has more strength. That nil I have said in favor of Moro Phillips' Phosphate is true, requires only one trial to vince the most sceptical. I would refer in doubt to John P. Goehr tons cat it fall persona l, Esq. who uses fifty ,, , , , • Wood, or Wm. R •• Cochran, botli of whom have given it a fair trial . side by side with other Phosphates. A liberal deduction in price will he made to casli dealers or consumers of large quantities • Of the Raw Rone Phosphates Baugh's Ooig mercinl Manures have proved to he the best in tlie market. Farmers should use the !>»st, and • get their money back with compound interest Phosphates delivered free of freight, at any station on tlie Delaware Rail Road, or at any landing on the Delaware or Chesapeake waters, in quantities of 5 tons or upwards. A liberal deduction (o clubs. Send in your orders early. " Augusts, 1R0S.—3m. • tu W F ARMS ! ! FARMS ! ! F OR HALE, THREE FARMS. No. 1 A farm sitnattil ou the road from Sudlersville to Church Hill, and within two mil«! of tho hitter ploeo, eontaining 180 ACRES, This farm is well located, I cing near a puhliv Hchool, a Ohureh, and goad Flouring Mill, and is a very desirable property, the land being high and susceptible of the high est improvement, at small expense. No. 2 is situated within three miles of Chen tertown, and also within tlirco utiles of Rolph'i wharf, and not more thnn two miles from Deep where grain or any other produce cau •ay, either by steamboat or sail vessel, and contains about zoo ACRES, this farm is loi cated on a good county road, and the land is high and of a very superior quality. No. 3 Is within two and a half miles of Sud Icrsvjjte, and lying immediately on a publio road and contains about 280 ACRES, and would di vido to advantage if desirable into two farms. All three farms have buildings and occupied, aud being cultivated. Possession will be given at the end of the year or sooner if necessary. The terms can he made easy lo suit purchasers. Persons wishing to pur chase hud better apply al once to LEMUEL ROBERTS, Near Crumpton, or Sudlersville, Md. August 8—tf. ally all able. Landing, be sent a ure now FOR SALE, 75,000 Healthy Peach Trees E MBRACING all the choice market and fam ily varieties. Hole's Early, Troth' s Early, Early York, Crawford's Early, Moore's Favorite, Mary's Choice, Mixon Free, Reeves' Favorite, Red Rareripe, StunuHhç W;qfliL OraAyford's Late/ Ward's Late, " Smock Free, ' Crocket White, Vandyke's Favorite, Last of the Season. Will he ready for planting in the fall of 1868, or Spring of lgVM. Apply to ' E. R. COCHRAN, or. CIIART.ES ADAMS. Middletown, Del-. Angnat h—f>m. GO TO DEAKYNE'S TjMÏR everything thnt is nice, in tlie way of -L fresh fnmily Loaf Bread, Fancy Cakes, su perior Confectionery. Ice Cream, kc. Parties supplied with Cuke, Confectionery, IceCream Ac. to order, at shortest notice. Go to Deakyne's, for everything that is nice. J. B. HEAKYNE, Middletown, Del. August 8—5m. Farmers, Your Attention!! N otice that the peninsular machine WORKS have "resumed labor," and par ticular uttentiou will be given to repairing Pen ington A Hussey's Reapers, Horse Rakes, Thresh ers, and Horse Powers of all kinds. A lot' ^(.Su perior Reapers on lmnd. Farmers, look to your, intersts, and purchaseRellablc Machinery "made, at home," where you can have your repairing dpne promptly und reliably, and at the «hortest JfcÖ- All work warranted equal to any J. THOS. BUDD r Agent. notice, offered, July 26-tf Stockholders' Notice. T HE Stockholders of the Middletown Hall Company, are respectively notified tliat prompt payment of instalments due, mutt be made as the erection of tho building is rapidly progressing, and the money to meet tlie necessary liabilities must now uomo forward. Payment« to be mado to J R. Hall, Esq. Treasurer, at Citizens' National Banking Houso. By order of Board of Directors. July 4-tf J. THOMAS BUDI), Secretary. E 8 TRAY C AME to the premises of the subscriber, nenr Middletown, Del, sometime In the latter pni t of June, a bay Mare, supposed to be about nine years old. The owner of tlie above mentioned is hereby requested to identify lier, es and take her awav. Atere pay char Jufy 18-3t. THOMAS COCHRAN-.