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ANDREW C. GRAY, of New Castle.
. „ JAMES P. WILD, of Kent.
-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
In 1801 the
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Refreshing Showers.— Aft« weeks of
promise the clouds, on Thursday, distilled
their liquid treasures upon tho thirsty
fields, and gladdened tho hearts of the
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mr. J. B. Fenimoro,
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.
-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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
Fifth district—Oco. Beter, Montgomery
lloâ'ràblv HIurdci'H*
Two brutal murders were committed
river bridge, in Queen
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
' Oregon.
.21 Connecticut....
... 3 , Indiana.
...G Wisconsin.
.11 Nevada.
...V South Carolina
.11 j West Virginia.
I Vi
L- C
Nun Jcrsr
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Air. (Ù
one yi
lion. Gideon Gran:
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
Mildred Lee, daughter of Robt. E. Lee,
is extremely ill at Hot Springs, with ty
phus fever
The people of Greece are joyful over tho
birth of an heir to the Greek throne, such
an event
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
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
Ilis friends arc apprehensive fop
bis recovery.
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
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 :
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.
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
"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._
bushel of them
Another had iiis barn so
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 ■■
Ex-Governor Tlio«
Connecticut, died on
idcuce iu Hartford.
oil- II -or, . •
Thursday, at hjofej.

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