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She «piddlctûiim transcript. KIDDLETOWS, DEI.. est. true just of me, SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMCER 5, 1S08. FOB PRESIDENT, H0BATI0 SEYMOUR. OF NEW YORK. FOR VICE PRESIDENT, GEN. FRANCIS P. BLAIR, OF MISSOURI. FOR DEMOCRATIC ELECTORS. ANDREW C. GRAY, of New Castle. . „ JAMES P. WILD, of Kent. WILLIAM A. SCRIBNER, of Sussex. ? FOR CONGRESS. . Ma). BENJAMIN T. BIGGS/ FOR SHERIFF, JACOB RICHARDSON, . FOR CORONER. LAWRENCE PENDEGRASS. all it no to v -The Vcr • TnE September Elections. - mont election took plain on tho 1st inst. -A Governor. Lieut. Governor, and three The Radi Congrcssmen were voted for. cals carried the State by an increased ma jority. The Democrats bad no expecta tions from that State. California votes on tho 8th. There three Congressmen to elect, may possibly elect them all. Radicals had a majority of 18,293; tho Democrats had a majority last your of We aro In 1801 the 9,546. In Maine, on tho 14th, a Governor, Lieut. Governor, and five Congrcsemen Tlie Republican ina AA r c have un arc to he clioson. jority in 1867 was 11,614. mistakablc evidence of a reaction in this State, and look forward to tho result on the 14th with much interest. Tho local issues may somewhat prejudice tho result look for a large rc in September, but wo duction in tlie majority. The Morals of Easton.— Judging from the accounts published in the Easton, Md. papers we should arrive at the con clusion that the morals of that place, wore at a very low ebb. Street fights are com mon, whiskey flows like water, and drunk-' prevails to an alarming extent. One of the printers—for whom all the .papers there were recently suspended, that they might attend camp meeting— got drunk, the other day, got into a light, aud stabbed a man named Ewing, very severely. AA r c fear they were not much bonefitted by that camp meeting. A gen tleman from this county, who recently visited Easton, gave us an account of the secneg he witnessed there in the hotels, which were disgusting to contemplate. Drunkenness aud blasphemy encountered him at every turn. AA r c are sorry to hear "such accounts as these from the dear old home of our youth—Easton, which used to be so moral, so polished and refined. enness Wbkncr did Mr. Biggs gut his title of "Ma jofl" What regiment was he in?— Commercial. The Commercial puts its query as though it questioned the right of Major Biggs to tho aforesaid title. We bavebe ' fore us bis commission, hearing date the 8tb of January, 1847, aud signed hy Wm. Temple, Governor of the State of Delaware, appointing Benjamin T. Biggs, Major of the first Battalion of the Seventh Regiment of Delaware Militia, in the place of Levi G. Cooch, resigned. Is the Commercial answered ? Is it able to per ceive that Major Biggs came honestly and legitimately by his title, aud is entitled to wear it ? -Summer heats are fled, the Autumn. attcnipored air no longer burns tlio fevered brow and temples, like heat of furnace. Autumn sits chief moderator between the cheek-parched summer and the extremes of winter's tedious, chilling frosts, garner ing her luscious fruits aud housing and Storipg her rich abundance of sustenance for man and beast. "Thrico happy time. Best portion of the year, in which, Nature rejoieetb, smiling on her works, Lovely, to full perfection wrought." "The Fikst Gun." —A little radical paper, at Havre de Grace, calls A r ormont the " first gun. first response from the Grant battery, hut did ho not hear tho thunders of tho Sey mour atillcry from Connecticut, from Ne braska, from Kentucky, from Montana, from Oregon and Idaho ? And let him listen ! California will wake the eelioos along the Bacille elope, on tho 8tli, to he re-echoed along the Atlantic coast on the 14th, in Maine. AVe believo it is the Tannino. —The Grant men, (in humble imitation of the mummery of 1840,) are forming tanner's clubs, iu compliment to fbeir leader, who at one time of life was in tho tanning business. Tlie Democrats of tho country are also in tho tanning trade. They will open out, in November, the largest joint stock company ever start ed in this country, and will tan the hides of Grant and hU whole party. The Exchange hotel at Saratoga was destroyed hy fire on Monday evening. our peach El cret ing liftv us ter on the Ki spoiuc of Major IXI To the Congratulatory i Nowland and ou Friday evening, 28th ult. Addresses of Moan at bis residence Gentlemen and Friends :—This is to a moment of deep and thrilling inter est. To receive the congratulations of true and faithful friends is sufficient to awaken iu the human heart feelings of gratitude which shall last while memory and not bo forgotten until that heart ceases its pulsations. The eloquent addresses to which wo have just listened, are well calculated to inspire within the mind of every one a confidence which bespeaks victory in tho future. Tho great principles of the Democratic party must triumph, and that too at our next election, or civil liberty bo at an end ; and on its ruiu3 will be reared a military despotism more destructive to tho rights of man than ever cursed tho world in either ancient or modern times. The usurpations and extravagances of a Radical Congress must bo checked. We must hold fast to tho glorious Constitu tion of our futhci me, lives, it must lie respected in Long enough has all its wiso provisions, it been abused by reckless, wicked men. Carpet-bag statesmen have conspired to pull dowu tho pillars of tho American Constitution and plunge this once happy nation agaiu in civil war. We want no negro suffrage. Wo want no negro equality. • We want, and wo in tend to have, a government of white men, such as our fathers maintained. 1 value tiro American Constitution an a holy trust ; wo must not prove recreant to its sacred teachings. G entlemen, it is only hope. More than throe years have passed since the close of the late war, and still the Union is not restored. Ten of our sister Etales are crushed in every department of industry, with bayo net Constitutions forced upon an unwill ing people ; and somo of them arc even cursed with negro suffrage and negro Le gislators. Our expenditures are alarming, appropriations by a Republican Congress arc so vast, aud the taxation upon the people so heavy, that even the most for tunate shoddy contractor groans for re lief. has our to Thu AYc want no Freedman's Bureau, levy ing a tax of more than eleven millions to support negroes in willing idleness. AA r e must protect tlie laboring white man, and not permit a Republican Congress annual ly to impose, for this purpose, a sum equal to that required to carry on the adminis tration of Mr Adams. AYe demand a change. Tho eyes of tlie people are opened to see its necessity ; and .State after State proclaims, through the ballet box, redemption from unjust legisla tion and uuequal taxation. Fourteen years ago 1 took my stand in the Democratic party. From that time until the present, at every election, I have battled for tho success of Democratic prin ciples. When passion usurped tho throne of reason—when defeat came, and my party went dowu—bedieviug in her undying principles, my faith never wavered ; and now a ray of hope begins to light up our political horizon : and as the day of our salvation draweth nigh, the Democratic party lias placed in my hands the Congres sional banner to carry it through the com ing battle. Eirs, I am not insensible to the fact, that with honors come responsibilities. Should I be elected, I will serve you to the best of my ability. 1 shall labor to promote the interests of my constituency, and endeavor to secure the enactment of such laws as, in tlie language of the im mortal Jackson, " AVill fall, as the gentle dews of Heaven, alike upon tho rich and as hy of the to poor. And you, gentlemen musicians, who have enlivened this occasion by your dis course of sweet sounds, I thank you kind ly. Nature's own poet has truly said : "He who bar no music in Ids soul, And is not moved by concord of sweet sounds, Is lit for treason, stratagem and spoils." Now gentlemen, without detaining you longer, should my life bo spared, I hope to have an opportunity in the future to make my remarks more extended. that your sympathy aud kindly manifested to-night, will tend I will hut add, feeling, as greatly to encourage my heart during the coiuming contest. The "Grecian Bend" has hoeomc fash ionable again this summer among tlie belles at our principal watering places. It was all tho rage among tlio belles thirty-five or forty years ago. Saxo, tlie New Hamp shire wit and poet, is said to have merci lessly ridiculed it, recently, by naming it the "colic stoop," since which the ladies have grown heartily ashamed of it. They don't like to he laughed at. the the and Refreshing Showers.— Aft« weeks of promise the clouds, on Thursday, distilled their liquid treasures upon tho thirsty fields, and gladdened tho hearts of the husbandmen, Who will now their fallow turn, And their golden seed inurn, Thai the staff of life be given to the world ; 'Twill mature the latter corn, And help Plenty fill her horn, While eoutuniment's lovely banner is unfurl'd. hut Sey Ne him he the the John T. Hoffman was nominated on AYcdnesday, as the Democratic candidate for Governor of New York. On tho same day the Democrats of Massachusetts nom inated John Quincy Adams, for Governor. are to was start hides was Over 245 tons of peaches were shipped cast from Columbus, Ohio, last week. AVe hope our Delaware friends will not ho envious, at this announcement. Another may bring them in luck again. season Tho Dorchester Democrat says :—Iron in sufficient quantity has been received to Road track to Now Market, aud wc learn that a large force of men will now he put to work. AVe iiear that tho contractor is determined that he will have the cars rnnniug before Christmas. lay the 1' ail LOIA 1- Ali AUS». Tlio St. Michaels Conut, in refering to our recent notice of Mr. E. 0. Fenimore's peach orchard, and its unfailing produc tiveness, says:—"We would like to know whether tins is attributable to tho peculiar quality of Mr. Fonimore's land, to his method of cultivation, or simply to "luck." If to tho first, ho has a genuine El Dorado ; if to the second, he has a se cret worth possessing and worth preserv ing ; and if to the third, it is a triumphant verification of tho old adage, which in forms us that "it is better to bo born lucky than rich. (father of E. 0. Feuimore,) brought us somo fine cpccimens of his "Crawford's Late," on Thursday. They are not as largo this year as they wore last, when liftv of them filled a basket, lie informs us that his son will ship 1000 baskets this week. He attributes tho prolific charac ter of the orchard to the soil, which is a yellowish-brown earth, very light and mellow, and perfectly dry, retaining not sufficient moisture upon the surface to be thrown off in the night in the form of frost affecting tho tender peach buds on frosty nights in tho spring. The peach docs not succeed so well, on heavier Boil, on the same farm and upon other farms in the same neighborhood. day, the of Mr. J. B. Fenimoro, a From Odessa. —Our attentive corres pondent sends us. tho following items :— Extra Meeting!. —Rev. Mr. Bhuobu has been holding meetings during the week in tho Methodist Church, with a view of a preparation for a more extensive work hereafter. This meeting was espe cially held for the benefit of the members. Schools. —Tho schools are now in full operation, presided over by the same teachers tlmt were iu attendance during the last term. Peachei -This delicious fruit soeins to he very scarce in our midst, sight of one lone wagon as it passes through tho town on its way to market lias the effect only of sharpening the appe tites of the people, and refreshing their memories of by-gone days. Enos & Cniifin's yard is filled witli drills, awaiting tho accomplishment of Foster's Phosphate attachment. Thin at tachment is universally believed to bo the very thing so long needed. The of Trial of Threshing Machines. —A contest between the Diamond Elate Thresher, manufactured by Casho & Co., and the AVlioolor & Moliek machine, took place on the farm of I). J. Murphy, near Newark, on Thursday of last week. The AYhoelcr machine, being the challenging party, opened the contest, threshing in a half hour 80} dozen of sheaves,, turning out 11 j bushels of wheat. Tho "Dia mond State" then, in the next half hour, threshed 31 dozen and 4 sheaves, turning out 18} bushels. Tho Diamond State in tlie following half hour threshed 36 dozen and 3 sheaves, turning out 14} bushels. The AVhcelor machine threshed 84 dozen and Ihren sheaves, turning out 12j bush els in tho following half hour. Judges unanimously decided in favor of liie Diamond State machine. Tho same horses wore used at both machines. Tho Exhibition of the Delaware Slate Agricultural Society will be held at AVil iiiingtoii on the 17 1 Ii, 18th, and 19th of tho present month. Tho Society offers §3,000 in premiums and tho prospect is fair for a very largo display of Stock, Farm Implements and a large turn out of people. The Citizens of Wilmington have raised a purse of §500 to he awarded for tlie fastest trotting, tlie whole country be ing invited to compete for the prize. Sev eral celebrated horses will ho on the ground. On tho wliolo this exhibition will bo one of unusual interest and cannot fail to attract exhibitors and multitudes of people from all adjacent sections aud many from a distance. AYe learn that a gentle man in the vicinity of Middletown will en ter liis horse to compete for the purse of §500. A grand tournament is to conic off at Chcstertown, on tlie 23d of this month. There has been some talk of getting up one, here, in October. It is a very impo sing and manly recreation. AYe attended one in Southern Maryland, two years ago ; there were twenty-four Kniglits in full costume, well mounted on line blooded horses. Tho riding was superb, and the Knights made a very handsome and impo sing appearance. The crowning of the Queen of Love and Beauty, aud her Maids of Honor, was done in a most courtly manner, and presented a very interesting sight. One hundred and fifty converts, it is said, were the fruits of tlie late Smyrna Circuit camp. Tho Times says:—"AYe understand that there is a movement on foot to form a union of Smyrna Circuit and Smyrna, Middletown and Odessa sta tions, for (lie purposo of purchasing a woods and holding union camps iu the fu ture. The to or it of the The Elkton Odd Fellows Hall Lottery will ho'drawn to-night, 44 prizes, amount ing to §1500. Some of our citizens in this vicinity, hold chances iu tho scheme, and may hold some of tho lucky numbers. The drawing will take place after the ma gic performance of the LuLin Brothers. Tun Kent Rail Road. —AA T o learn that the work on this road is progressing fine ly. Nearly two hundred men are engaged at different points, as follows:—Seventy five at Lynch's Corner ; forty at Black's Cross Roads ; fifty at Massey's Cross Roads, and twenty-live at Chcstertown. Tho pie-nic of the Broshytorian Sabbath School of this town, did not take place on Thursday. The day was rainy, but tho pic-uicians were very willing to forego tlie pleasures of tho pie-nic for the invaluable ldessings of a good rain, which was much needed. A colored man was arrested on Tues day at Reybold's wharf on the Sassafras river, near Cocilton, and taken to Elkton Jail, on suspicion of being the murderer of Air. Gilmorct in Queen Aune's county, on Thursday night of last week, ne will he discharged on ho to will tho have A trotting race will take place on Mon day, over the Warwick course, between the horses of Mr. Vincent ltcynolds and Michael Smith, for a purse of §200, mile heats, two best in three. Mr. Horning will be at home, on Mon day, prepared to furnish all who want them with counterfeit presentments of themselves, in the shape of life-like pho tographs, ambrolypes, Ac. near of and not a ed Fnnsii Fisii.—A load of fresh white porch were brought to our market, a few days sinco, and sold at the moderate price of 15 cents a dozen. They were from Port Penn, on the Delaware. Let no farmer or horseman fail to attend the Delaware State Agricultural Exhibi tion to coinc off at Wilmington on the 17th, 18th, and 19th of this month. Wo learn that Mr. Palmer was to have commenced th this week, at Fredcricktown. fras river bridge, Extensive FuaudS on the Post Omen Department.— Tho following appeared iu tho Washington news of Wednesday: About a month ago it was discovered that cxleusive frauds had boon committed by tho blank agent of the Post Office De partment at Buffalo in furnishing blanks and twine to the various post-offices, sup posed to amount to about §200,000. Tho manner of commit Ling tho frauds shown to he as follows :—A postmaster made a requisition on tho blank ageut for a quantity of blanks, twine, <Vc., the or der was partially filled and tho full amount charged to tho postmaster, tho re quisition being filed as a vouchor, and the agent receiving payment, in auditing his accounts, for the full amount charged. This system has been in operation since 1800, and it is now discovered that the frauds amount to over a Half million of dollars. It is understood that the rascali ty was first discovered at Detroit aud par tially investigated through the postmaster there, aud several complaints follow ing, tho authorities of the Department tool; the matter in hand and continued it to the present time. r i lie United States Marshal of this district to-day arrested Mr. Tow ers, the foreman of the Government J'riu ling Office, a clerk of the Post Cilice De partment named Reding, and a clerk iu the Treasury named Tavener, all charged with being implicated in the frauds. They were taken before Judge Wiley, of the United States Court, on requisition based on the findings of the grand jury of De troit. They are bold for further examina tion. was a of of is of of of at up ; full the the is on sta a fu The AA'ilmington election passed off on Tuesday very quietly and orderly. By reference to tlie figures in another column, it will bo seen that the result has been similar to that of several years previously. The Republicans have carried their entire ticket, although they have lost the Sec ond AYard and aro pressed to the wall iu tlie first precinct of the Third AA r ard. The aver majority for the City ticket —which includes the offices of Mayor, Al derman, City Treasurer, and Assessor,— was 206 last year. Tho average majority for the same ticket elected on Tuesday, is 294, being an average gain of 88 votes. Last year the Democrats were represented in one AYard only, hy a single member. This year they will have a representation iu two AVards hy two members. The Republi cans have thirteen members who represent three AVards entirely and two AVards in part, thus holding power hy their tenure of office for at least throe years to come. The loose manner in which blank tax receipts floated about the City on election day was a subject of general remark, and calls for some legislative aotion that will prevent illegal voiing, as well as loss to the City Treasury, in the future, by the indulgence of such apparent carelessness on the part of collectors. A judicious and carefully devised Registry law, would not only greatly relieve the eollcetor of much perplexing duty on election day, but it would facilitate voting, and tend to protect and purify our elections from fraud and trickery.— Del. Journal and Statesman. The Alleged Frauds in the Bayment of Colored Bounties. —The AVashington correspondent of the New York Herald of Sunday has the following: AVitliin tho past two or three days the clerks of tho congressional committee for tho investigation of frauds in tho payment of bounties have been actively at work upon the records in tho bureau of colored troops. The partial report of Mr. Cobb on the day Congress adjourned was sup posed to bo the last of the investigation into the frauds committed in the payment of bounties to colored troops, but the ex amination lias been resumed. Informa tion lias been obtained since to lead to the belief that corruption existed in the settle ment of these claims. The report of the exports who wore engaged in searching for the cases in which fraud had boon used, it appears, was not incorporated in Mr. Cobh's report to Congress. These exports reported that sufficient evidouec had been discovered to warrant the belief that the payments of these bounties were full of frauds, and fifty-three cases wore cited in detal in which tho proofs of corruption wore indéniable. Other proofs of fraudu lent practices have been found sufficiently serious to demand tho attention of the comiuittlce, and it is understood that the investigation will now be pushed with the utmost vigor. in ma that fine on tho tlie will Maryland Democratic State Conven tion. —The State Convention to nominate Brcsidcntial Electors mot iu Baltimore on AA r edncsday, and nominated the following Ticket : At Large—Eastern Shore, Hon. Rich ard B. Carmichael, Queen Ann's : AA r cstcrn Shore, Hon. J. Thomson Mason, Anne Arundel. First district—Albert Constable, Cecil. Second district—Dr. AValter T. Allen dcr, Baltimore county. Third district—H. Clay Dallam. Fourth district— Chas. B. Roberts, Car roll. Fifth district—Oco. Beter, Montgomery county lloâ'ràblv HIurdci'H* Two brutal murders were committed river bridge, in Queen on Chester near Anne's county, on Thursday night, Au gust 27th, the victims being llamey Gil moret and his wife, well known in this community as market gardners, and fa miliarly called by tho name of "llamey" simply, living on the Queen Anne's farm of the late E. F. Chambers. The mur dered pair constituted the entire family, and the particulars can only bo gathered from surrounding circumstances. It is not known at what hour of the night the horrible deed was perpetrated, but early <'riday morning Mr. Gilmorct was found dead on the lower floor of his dwelling, with his head badly mashed, and a bloody axo lying beside him, and Mrs. G. was found up stairs, also badly bruised and iu a dying condition. It seems that Mr. G. was in the habit of sleeping in the corn house, to avoid mosquitoes, where it is supposed lie was on tho fatal night, and hearing the noise in the dwelling, went to the relief of his wife, when he was attack ed and killed. The object of tho murder ers was no doubt to rob tho house, as tho money drawer was broken open and its contents carried off'. It was generally sup pose'] that they had a considerable sum of money on hand, but it is believed by those best acquainted with the family that they had less than a hundred in cash at the time. A negro woman named Mitchell, who had lived in the family, has been ar rested, and confessed that her husband committed tho murder—that he first at tacked Mrs. G., then she went to the corn house and told Mr. G. his wife was ill, and that on entering tho house ho was killed bv her husband,— Kent News. Mitchell, the negro man implicated by tho woman, has boon arrested and com mitted to Centrovillo Jail ; but says lie had nothing to do with tho affair, what ever, and know nothing of it, and his statement is said to be sustained by his employer. It is now believed, by some, who have investigated the matter, that tho woman had no accomplice, but that she committed tho bloody deed herself. Mrs. Gilmorct is not dead, but was restored to consciousness, in a day or two after tho event, and is likely to recover. She in quired for her husband, and did not know what had happened to herself, nor did they inform her, Lut gave her evasive an swers to her questions. Correspondence.—MnJ. HlggiCs Acceptance. gross from Delaware. I embrace the ear liest opportunity to reply. h 3 r * Dover, Aug. 26lh, 1868. . Hon. Benjamin T. Biggs: Dear Sir: for that purpose hy the Convention of the Democratic party of the State of Delaware, held this day, wo have the honor to inform you, that you were, by the said Conven tion, unanimously chosen as its candidate for Representative iu Congress from this State. Allow us, sir, in conveying this infor mation, to congratulate you and the party upon its harmonious action and auspicious result; and pledge to you the hearty and undivided support of the party iu the en suing canvass. Bo pleased to communicate your accep tance of the nomination at as early a day as may suit your convenience. AYe have the honor to he very respect fully, your humble servants, Charles Beasten, Edward Ridoely, E. L. Martin, As a Committee appointed \ Committee. Near Summit Bridge, Delaware, August 31st, 1868. To Charles Beasten, Edward Ridgchj, and E. L. Martin, Esqs. Com. } Gentlemen :—Your letter hearing date tho 26th, has been received informing me that you were a Committee appointed by a Convention of the Democratic party of the State of Delaware, to notify me that said Convention "unanimously" selected me as its candidate for Representative in Con it I accept the nomination tendered me, and sincerely thank tho Convention for so high an honor, so distinguished a compli ment. I have examined the resolutions passed by tho Convention, and my judg ment approves every principle and senti ment they contain. Tho great issues in volved in the approaching eduction are of deep and vital interest to every patriot and well-wisher of his country. Hoping I may have an opportunity to discuss those issues before the people of my native State, I remain \ r ory Respectfully, Your Most Ob't. Serv't. B. T. BIGGS. of of For the Mùldletown T ranscrijit. Mr. Epttor :—A card having been re cently published, numbering the letters of the alphabet, and the number opposite tlio names of Seymour and Blair counting 177 votes, I send you tho subjoined list of States likely to cast their electoral vote for Seymour and Blair, which strangely enough, count precisely 177. Isn't there "something in it,"—this strango coinci dence of letters aud figures ? 30 ! California. .New York. tvn nsylviwia Ohio. ' Oregon. .21 Connecticut.... ... 3 , Indiana. ...G Wisconsin. .11 Nevada. ...V South Carolina .11 j West Virginia. I Vi L- C («corn'll Mi viand. on Nun Jcrsr 7 177 AA r uo is to he the Salisdury Nominee —The Easton Star says Talbot and Caroline have elected delegates favorahlo to Colonel Hambleton. for Daniel M. Henry, set elect delegates favorable to L. L. AYa ters. AA'oreester has gone for L. L. Der riekson. Queen Anne's is reported to have elected delegates favorable to B. B. Hopper, hut really in tho interest of Colo nel Hambleton. Cecil and Wicomico have not been heard from. It is hard to toil who the fortunate man will be, chances in favor of the nomination of Mr Waters. Dorchester has gone Kent and Sonior Item« of an John Allen "the wickedest man in New York" closed his dance house and brothel on Saturday night last, and opened it ou Monday for prayer meetings, and for tho conversion of Five Points Magdalcns.— This man Allen, who has acquired a noto riety of infamy, quits his degraded calling the possessor of a fortune. II is career has boon among tho lowest of the low. house was the resort of the worst class of idlers, thieves and vagabonds, in which tho lower wards of New York abound. Tho Dorchester county, Md. Herald, says:—-We hear sad accounts from various parts of the county iu regard to the corn crop. These reports lead us to the belief that not half a crop will bo made. Truly have our planters much misfortune to con tend against. This year the wheat, fruit and corn crops are failures, and to make matter .' still worse with them many arc lo sing their best horses by tho fatal disease now raging among the equine race through out the county. The barn, stable, stack yard, together with a large lot of wheat and three valua ble horres belonging to Mr C. H. Sher wood. in Trappe were all cut night. Th work of an His Iriet, t county •tly consumed on Wcdi lire is supposed to be the incendiary. Mr. Sherwood s s than §9,000. §000 insurance on his barn iu gomery Company. The New York Sun alleges that five bo gus insurance companies iu Jersey City have lately "shut up shop," after issuing a million of dollars m policies to parties in various sections of (ho country. It is sta ted that one of the companies had issued policies to the amount of §050,000, and the others to amounts ranging from §100, 000 to §400,000 the total being million of dollars. .lay loss cannot lie 1 Ho had tlm Mout over a Dexter, who belongs to Mr. Bonner, of (lie New York Ledger, is now considered tlie champion of the trotting turf in Amer ica, having trolled a mile in 2,14. Fear naught, a chestnut stallion, owned in Bos ton, is thought to ho able to match Dex ter in speed. In the late rucQ at Buffalo, where lie won §10,000, lie is supposed to have made half the course at a rate of 2,12 to 2,18. Orders liavo been issued from military headquarters in Richmond, directing that Methodist churches in Virginia, hereafter and until the legal right of ownership shall have been definitely determined, shall be occupied on alternate Sundays by the con ations of the Methodist Episcopal Church South and Methodist Episcopal Church. The Hon. Francis G ronger died ill Can andaiuga on Friday, at the age of eiglity ■r was a sou of the ivlto was Postmas ter General under Jefferson, llis father removed early in this century to Cauun - . .ga from Connecticut, Galveston News of August says that the Texas Constitutional Coven tion, "having worked up the material, and gotten somewhere within sight of the pre face to a constitution, has concluded to take a recess from next Monday until De cember." A ship sailed from Han Francisco on Wednesday for Sitka to take on board the late employees of tho Russian Fur Compa ny and troops, about 300 in number, for transportation to St. Petersburg, will close the business of the Russians in Sitka» There aro renewed reports of Indian outrsgeB on tho Western border. Four Indians were killed in a contest with the whites on Saturday last ; and the Indians have massacred a family of nine persons in Colorado. It cost Baltimore §35,005,40 to remove the mud deposited in its streetshy tho late flood. Four hundred aud fifty carts re moved 05,000 loads of dirt, and the force employed iulhe work in all the departments number upwards of a thousand. Two young ladies, aged 17 and 12, daughters of lion. Thomas B. Jones, As sociate Judge of Ocean county, New Jer sey, were killed hy lightning in New Egypt, in that county, last Monday. Their brother was also severely injured, Negro disturbances liavo taken place at Mill Creek and Hampton, Ya. Slates troops were necessary to restore or der. Several white men were attached without .-anse hy negro mobs, and barely escaped with their lives. (>n the 20th of August there were about one thousand visitors at the AGr ginia AVliilo Sulphur Spriugs, including many distinguished persons from the dif ferent sections of the Union. Jacob 11. Bacon, of Springfield Illinois, died on Saturday from the effects of a dose of strychnine, administered hy his partial ly crazy wife as a remedy for a slight in disposition. A man, named .Tames Reilly, has been arrested for killing his wife on Sunday, hy drowning her. It is alleged that he threw his victim.into the river from Hack ensack, N. J. Bridge. The Senate of Georgia has unanimously passed a resolution authorizing the Gover nor to disband all armed organizations in the State. Ex-Govenner Thomas IT. Seymour, of Connecticut, is quite ill. His disease, at first taking tho shape of a nervous fever, has now assumed a typhoid character. Writs have been issued for the arrest of a number of revenue officials in Now York city. Ex-Collector Smith is now tody. Charges not yet made public. The Rev. Mr. Milburn, known as (lie h blind preacher, 1ms arrived at Paris on bis 3 way to Berlin, where ho will submit to an r * operation upon bis eyes. gr Air. (Ù irs. one yi lion. Gideon Gran: diliu T 25th, This United of of of Ill cus A special train from Lawrence to Lnw Sunday, ran into a erowd of ell, Mass. hoys on the Guliam Railroad Bridge in stantly killing two of them. Fifty colored bricklayers, from Charles ton, S. C., otiered'tlicir ton-hour services at the Master Masons meeting in New York, on Thursday. The potato crop in Connecticut is being seriously injured hy a worm, eatiug, not at the bottom, hut at tho top of tho plant. A man named Fell was killed in Chica go, on Tuesday night week hy his wife's paramour. Mildred Lee, daughter of Robt. E. Lee, is extremely ill at Hot Springs, with ty phus fever to to in The people of Greece are joyful over tho birth of an heir to the Greek throne, such an event centuries. Greece has received the names of Constan tine Henry Demosthenes. A fleet of 515 vessels is now on its way from the Black Sea witli grain for West ern Europe, most of which will be dis charged in England. The quantity is es timated at not less than 5,000,000 bushels. Fourteen thousand people in the lied river country, north of Slinucsota, are in danger of starvation, grasshoppers having made almost a clean sweep of their crops. The inhabitants of Saratoga arc said to to extort enough from strangers iu two months to enable them to live without work the remaining ten. Mr. Burlingame and the Chinese liavo left Boston for New York intending to bark thence on the 9th for Europe. The Cretan insurrection is said to bo flourishing, and tho Turks nearly out and discouraged. not having happened for over four This child of Queen Olga of em worii Queen Anne's County. —We clip tho following items from tho Ceutrevillo, Md. Observer : Fire at a Camp Meeting. —The novel scene of a fire at a Camp Meeting was wit nessed at Black's Woods on Monday night of last week, when tho largo plank (board ing) tent ol Mr. Wm. AYiIson was entire ly destroyed, amidst consternation and confusion rarely excelled in these parts.— The fire was caused by a burning candle falling on the straw. Severe Accident. Mr-. Benona Col gan, residing near llutheburg, while en gaged iu threshing wheat on Friday ning was caught in the belting and ly injured, having his loft arm broken, and his body lacerated iu a horrible lier. mor severe man Ilis friends arc apprehensive fop at in he in of at of (lie bis an bis recovery. IIoanillLK OuTIlAQKS HY NeOROES. -On tlie IStli ot last month nine negroes broke into Mrs, Marks' bouse, Mill. North Carolina, violated her and her little daughter, and, as the latter screamed they tore her tongue from her mouth, and finally beat out her brains against tho jamb of tho fire-place. They then killed Mrs. Marks' little boy, and then set fire to the house. A servant, who had escaped from the house gave the alarm to tho neighbors, who extinguished the fiâmes and released Mrs. Marks, who siblo, and tied by tlie hands and feet to tho bed. The bodies of (be girl and boy were buriedand measures were taken to arrest tlie negroes, wlm were supposed to be ereted in tlie woods. near Swann's was insen so. Sin It seems the great spoon-fan cier is not forgotten, but (as Artcmus AVard would say) "on the contrary far otherwise." An exchange says : "From all sections of the country—from Maine to Alaska—from the North, the South, tho East, and the AYcst—worthless old have bee ns : spoons sent to the Beast hy erpress and hy mail. Spoons of wood, hone, horn, pewter, tin, iron, ami brass, pour on him at all hours. The plague of spoons is be* coming more unendurable to Butler than a plague of frogs. Baskets of spoons are brought to him from the postoffice, and the express carts are constantly delivering them at his door. The suggestion is made that these offerings he kept up. Sales of Kent, Mu. Land,— Geo. B. AYcseott and R. Ilyuson, Esq». as trus. tees, sold at Chostcrvillo, ou AVcdiicsday, the "Davis farm," containing 144} acres! to Thomas A'audyke, of Cecil, at§100 per acre. r R. Hynson Esq. as attorney, Geo, AV. Rollinson's farm, containing 47 aeres, to AVm. T. Burgess, at §08 per acre; and as trustee, the hotel property at Chester, ville, to James Carey, for §2,205. Mrs. Catharine A. Brice has sold private sale her form in Still Bond, turning 200 acres, at §125 per aero,_. l'urehaser not reported.— Kent News. at con A War of Races Imminent.— Tho New York World, of AVcdiicsday, says:—" AVe aro profoundly impressed with the convic tion that a war of races, initiated by the Rad, ieah for political effect, is imminent in tho Eolith. The reasons of this belief are given at some length in tho columns of that journal, which represents that military organizations have been formed among tho blacks, and arms sent to them from tho North. "he AA r iiEAT Torrent. If is stated that over fifteen thousand sacks of wheat aye on the Mississippi banks, near Keokuk, waiting for high water for transportation down ; and we learn from a Chicago paper that one hundred and fifty cars would not supply the daily demands of tho Burling ton and Missouri road. There never was such a trade in wheat. It is rushing iq like a mighty torrent. Maryland Congressional Candidates. —It is now ascertained that a majority of the Democratic delegates of tlie Fourth Congressional District are in favor of tho nomination of Colonel AYilliain B. Mauls-, by for Congress. Tho Second District will go for Mr. Archer ; the Third is doubtful between Messrs. Drent and Swann. The fifth is sure for Stone, while the first will select either Col. Hambleton or Levin I, AYaters, Esq. • House Flies. —These posts are more numerous this season than over before iq the recollection of the "oldest inhabitant." ( >110 thinks he killed a half in one day last week._ covered gentleman of bushel of them in not ty Another had iiis barn so nth them that the «harp point of a knife could not he inserted b, twn tlviii.— Center* cille Ohsen Ji st Think of It.—T im N-wti ord says that in that villa; marriageable widows am 1 ers ; 03 uiarringrahl gentlemen ! or 1 ." and 16 single gcntloiti >' 1: re ".■■■ 4Q ol v 8 ■■ young single Ex-Governor Tlio« Connecticut, died on idcuce iu Hartford. oil- II -or, . • Thursday, at hjofej.