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crats cial tion less injured tation, of forth tions, they than from not own strife are as tracts only in MIDDLETOWN, DEL SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 12, 18G8. FOR PRESIDENT, HORATIO SEYMOUR. OF NEW' YORK. VOR VICE PRESIDENT, GEN. FEANCIS P. EL AIK or MISSOURI. FOR DEMOCRATIC ELECTORS. ANDREW O. GRAY, of New Castlo. JAMES r. WILD, of Kent. WILLIAM A. SCRIBNER, of Sussex. FOR C0NURESS. Maj. BENJAMIN T. BIGGS. FOR SHERIFF, JACOB RICHARDSON, * FOR CORONER. LAWRENCE PENDEGRASS. Stubborn Things. Facta General Grant was nominated by the lladical party because of his supposed mil itary prestige, as the General at tlie head ofour armies. As a civilian he has no re cord. Ilia letters and speeches all prove him to be without capacity. His speeches have not exceeded a dozen lines, in print, and evince the fact, that intellectually, ho is below the standard of any of his predeces sors in the candidacy for the highest office within the gift of the people. In his let ter of acceptance lie refers the country to Ills record. What is his record? As we have iutimated above, it is simply milita ry ; and as Gen. Grant has invited scruti ny, let us briefly pass it in review before us. Wc have heretofore said, that if the Radicals wanted a successful General, as their standard-bearer, they should have taken Sherman. He it was who crushed the shell of the rebellion and drew Gen. Lee from the line of his defence before gross. ly tism, had tion, at says tion cy." first the the as lle was rapidly approaching, Richmond, from the rear, and his successful march through the South, made it a necessity for Gen. Lee to fall back. lie accomplished what Gen. Grant failed to accomplish, al though backed aud supported by the co lossal power of the Government, and com manding an army greater than that com manded by any other General during the The records show that Grant cross war. cd the Rapidan, May 4th, 1804, with 152,000 men, and that his total force, in cluding reinforcements was 222,000.— Gen, Lee, at the beginning of Grant's march, had an effective force of 52,000 men, which was reinforced to 70,000.— Returns to their respective governments show that when both armies reached th c James, June 10th, Grant had lost 117, 000 men, and Lee but 19,000. Grant having more than three men to one in Lee's army, lost more than thc entiro force of thc latter. This simple statement of facts, exhibits at a glance, Gen. Grant's incapacity for command ; for a finer body of troops than composed thc Army of the Potomac, were never martialled against an enemy. Rut he was reckless, and prodi K»' of tho lives of his men ; and this fact j ia known to evory soldier in that army. They have littlo reason to love their com mander, when they recall thc immense sacrifice he required them to make in all that bloody march. No wonder that his name now fails to inspire them witli en thusiasm, or draw them to his standard. If other proofs were wanting of thc little claim that Oen. Grant has upon tlie sym pathy aud respect of the soldier, they may be found in the record of the exchange of prisoners. Mr. Robert Ould lias shown that Gen. Grant is responsible for tlie non exchange of prisoners ; nnd that they were permitted to languish and die in prison, because of the heartless policy which he pursued, in refusing to have them ex changed. So much, in brief, as to G.en. Grant's military record. Civil record ho has none, except that he lias consented to bocome the tool and instrument of Con gress, to execute their arbitrary and ty rannical decrees, passed in violation of tlie Constitution, and solely iu tho interest of a reckless and revolutionary cabal, ever odium may attach to Congress, for its shameless and reckless course, attach es also to Gen. Grant, for lie is become the obedient and subservient tool of that body, and stands identified with it, and shares in its responsibility. He has linked his fortunes witli the Radical party ; and as Congress is tlie head and front of that par ty, and Grant their chosen, willing leader, so docs lie share the full measure of what ever odium attaches to their destructive aind revolutionary acts. He cannot avoid it, and every voter who supports him, sup ports also, tho reckless extravagance, thc revolutionary schemes, the negro franchise, and the destructive policy ofthat body What Hon. Hugh McCulloch, Secretary of thc Treasury, it is aunouneed, bas declar ed for Seymour and Blair. Wm. B. Thomas, of Philadelphia, well ko«rn in Delaware and Maryland, is also said ta he in favor of Seymour aud Blair. i i . uzual, thc day of election having been changed hy law. to Nnvomlier California did not vote gu the Stir, as The Commercial lias taken the Demo crats of New Castle county under its spe cial protection—the same kind of protec tion which the wolf would afford to the lamb—for which the Domoci als are doubt less duly thankful. They are a deeply injured people, iu the matter of represen tation, according to the disinterested views of this Wilmington oracle, which steps forth right valiantly with the best inten tions, to champion their cause. Hitherto they have preferred to make, and to be governed by, their own regulations, rather than those of any officious intcrmcddlcr from the ranks of their opponents, who not content with creating discord iu his own party, would insidiously engender strife among them. His efiorts are duly appreciated. The Commercial'a bowels of compassion are yearning, too, over the Mary laud Con servatives. Its benevoleueo is of that ex pansive sort which recognizes the "world" as its "lield." No pent up Utica con tracts its powers. ' ' The Maryland Conser vatives ure badly used," it says. "The only victory they have achieved has been in the nomination of Tom Swann for Con thu meet on 10 ests try as will Dr. C. A of of One would suppose it to be deep A bo gross. " ly anxious for the •*victories" of conserva tism, were not its hollow pretence so ap parent. It says : "In the recent State Convention they had no voice. Speaking of the conven tion, the Citizen, a neutral pape r*publ is lied at Centreville, Queen Anne's county, says :—"The fossils controlled the Conven tion *and made the nominations, the "young Democracy" were assigned back seats, and the "Conservatives" being alto gether ignored in the selection made." There arc two misstatements in the foregoing, at least. Tho Citizen is not "neutral," it takes ground against the Democratic party; nor were the "young Democracy" assigned back seats. They have been given a prominence upou the electoral ticket, one-half of it, at least, was taken from the ranks of "young Democra cy." Who is Albert Constable, in the first district; II. Clay Dallam, in the third district, and Charles D. Roberts in the fourth district ?—all representatives of the "young Democracy." If the Com mercial intends to take Maryland, as well as Delaware, under its wings, it should acquaint itself with the facts. Democracy aud Conservatism are too thoroughly blended in Maryland and elsewhere, to be riven asunder by such feeble efforts as these. First Congressional District oe Ma ryland. —The Democratic Convention met is Salisbury, Wicomico county, on Wednesday last, and on tho 12th ballot nominated Col. Samuel Ilamblcton, of Tal bot county. His chief competitors were Daniel M. Henry, Esq., of Dorchester, and Levin L. Waters, Esq. of Somerset. Andrew J. Pennington, Esq. of Cecil, presided over the deliberations of the con vention. A large deputation of delegates proceeded up the Delaware Railroad in the express train on Thursday morning, to wait on Col. Ilamblcton, who was under stood to bo in Wilmington, and inform him of his nomination, but he had taken the cars for Philadelphia. Col. Ilamble ton will be elected by a large majority, aud will represent his district in Congress with ability and dignity. c in of the an j all his en of he ex ho to Con ty tlie of a for the his as par avoid sup thc "The Christening of Middletown," is the title of a very interesting extrava ganza which will appear in our next issue, embracing a portion of tlie early and abo riginal history of this region, and a narra tive of a remarkable event whieli gave to Middletown its name. It is from the pen of an able and practiced writer, and will possess an absorbing local interest. We will enlarge cur issue next week, in order to supply tho demand which wo are sure its publication will creato. The Republicans of this State mot at Dover on Wednesday, and formed thu fol lowing ticket: For electors, Gen. Henry Dupont, of New Castle county ; Major James R. Lofiaud, of Kent ; and Isaac M, Fisher, of Sussex.. For Congress, Gener al A. T. A. Torbert, of Kent, sixty-six to sixty-two for Dr. J. S. Prcttyman, of Sussex. Tho Delaware Journal and Statesm thinks tho prefix of "Major" to B. T. Biggs' name is of littlo consequence, for tho people intend shortly to attach an affix to it, which after thc election will read B. T. Biggs, M. C. " ! Tbo Democrats of Maryland have nomi nated the following gentlemen for Con gress iu their respective districts : 1st. Col. Samuel Hiunbletou, of Talbot. 2d. Hon. Stevenson Archer, of Harford. 3d. Hon. Thomas Swann, of Baltimore. The 4th District convention after bal lutting for two days adjourned to meet in Frederick on the 22d inst. 5th. Hon. Frederick Stone, of Charles. of well also A County Ratification Meeting of the friends of Grant and Colfax, will be held at Moore's woods, in New Castle Hundred, near the Delaware Junction, Wednesday, September 16th, at 11 o'clock, A. M. Thc meeting will bo addressed by Hon. Chauncy M. Depcw, of New York; Hon. Richard IT. Dana, Jr of Mîi c ~qchu setts; Gen. A. W. Tenney, of New York; been Edward G. Bradford, Esq. and William "ii as I ' Spmance. Esq. LOCAL AIWA IBS. The tenth Semi-Annual Convention of thu Delaware Dental Association, will meet in the city of Wilmington, in McDonnell's Hall, No. 504 Market street, on Thursday the 8th of October next, at 10 o'clock A. M., to eontinuo two days. Important business concerning the inter ests of every member of the profession will come before this imo.ing. A Bill to reg ulate and control the practice of Dentis try in Delaware, will come up for final ac tion, preparatory to presenting it to our next Legislature, and praying its passage as a law. A code of professional ethics will be presented for consideration and adoption. The Essayists are as follows : Dr. II. 0. Register, subject, Caries ; Dr. C. It. Jefferies, subject, Fang Filling ; Dr. Wm. T. Smith, subject, General Practice. A Clynie will be held during the session. Operators, Drs. Bonwill and ltegister. Breaking of the Embankment of the ClIESAFEAKE AND DELAWARE CANAL.—III consequence of the heavy rain on Thursday and Friday of last week, the embankment of the Chesapeake mid Delaware Canal about three quarters of a mile from the town of St. George's gave way on Friday night, overflowing a considerable portion of the land in that vicinity, and doing great damage to tho roads. The water is nearly all out of the canal, and vessels are lying high and dry. At tho Summit tho water was not over 12 inches deep. Tho damage is estimated at §100,000. A large force was immediately put to work repairing the breakage, and the Canal will bo in navigable order again by Monday next. The water rises iu the Canal at thu rate of eight inches per day, from the powerful steam puuip at Chesapeake City. Tho Board of Directors of tho Town Hall Company are in want of money. Subscribers to tho stock are requested to come forward to their relief. We are re quested to say, to one and all of them,— PAY UP. That is what is now needed. l'AY r UP,—and the countenances of the Directors will bo suffused with smiles. PAY UP—and the noble edifleo will GO UP like magic. Lot every one "walk up to the Captain's office and settle," or to tho Treasurer's office, which is tho same thing. There will be a much better agricultur al Exhibition at Wilmington this year than usual in the Ladies Department, in tho display of stock, Farming Utensils and Farm Produce. Tho managers are working like beavess to make it a success and wo hope they will do it. They offer §3000 iu premiums which are alike open to exhibitors from all parts of the State and Eastern Shore of Maryland. Now let the people turn out cn masse on the 17th, ltilli and 19th of the present mouth to at tend thu fair. I to Arrested. —On Tuesday last, James Harris, colored, was arrested at Lock wood's Camp meeting, by officers Scottcn and Rüttler, about eight miles from Do ver, as one of the parties who placed a freight car on the railroad at Wyoming for the purpose of throwing the train from the track. He was lodged in Dover jail, and wc learn has acknowledged being present at the time the infamous act was perpetra ted. in to Arrested. —Edward Leary and another colored man went to tlie hotel of Malcolm Hood, on Sunday afternoon, called for something to drink, and gave a §10 note on the Elkton Bank, which lias been bro ken for several years. The note was ta ken and tliey received their change and walked off. Leary bad a bearing before the Mayor ou Friday afternoon, when he was held in the sum of §200 for his ap pearance at Court.— Del. Gazette. Qceen Anne's and Kent Railroad.— Wc learn that tlie Board of Directors met at Centreville on the 3d inst. Thc road is progressing finely, the bridging being nearly all finished and more than half the road graded. The grading is now within seven miles of Centreville, and about one third done from Millington to Masseys Cross Roads. Tho last monthly assess ment for work done upon the road amount ing to §7200, was promptly met, and the finances of the road are encouraging. to pen will We On Saturday last Woody Johnson nnd Rachel Piner, (eol.) wore brought before Esquire Ridgeway, iu Odessa, on the charge of Henry Perkins for stealing moat. Tho man charged tho woman with commit ting the theft, and on tho other hand, the woman said the man did it ; but final ly declared the man told her to do so. Both were committed to jail, no security being offered. Thc Democratic sitizens of Appoquini miuk Hundred will hold a meeting at the Hotel of Win. Price, in Blackbird, to-day at 7o'cloek, P. M. for thc purpose of or ganizing a Seymour and Blair Club. A general attendance of tho party is respect-, fully invited. Next Thursday, Friday and Saturday the Delaware State Agricultural Exhibi tion couies off at Wilmington. Don't for get tho time. at fol M, of T. for affix B. " ! Stay Law.- —Tho Sussex Journal urges a ctay law as follows :—Tho continuous failure of crops iu tho county has impove rished the people and demands some relief for the depressed condition of tho farmers. Hundreds of honest hard working men have labored for two years and have not made enough to feed their families ; many have been compelled to borrow money to pros ecute their work, and this year the pros pects arc very little better.. A stay of one or two years would instil new life and energy into tho people and give many worthy men an opportunity to save their real estate—while if pressed at this time they will be sold out and their property sacrificed. We commend this matter to the people and believe that the legislature at its next session can and will give such relief as will benefit the debtor and do injury to the creditor. Con bal in the be by "ii no Tho Governor of Georgia has sent a IlillSt lengthy protest to the Legislature the expulsion of the negro member EXPOSITION OF SOUTHERN SENTIMENT in rrr«pnint< : . e llctween General flössen Hint General Gee. tlie White Sulimiur'Simungh, West Virginia, August 25th, 18G8. Gknkual :—Full of solicitude for the future of our country, l come with my heart iu my hand learn the condition, wishes and intentions of the people of the Sou them States—especially to ascertain the sentiments of that body of brave, energetic and self-sacrificing men, who, after sustaining the Confederacy for tour years, laid down their arms and swore allegii Government of the United States, whose trusted ami beloved leader you have been. 1 see that interpreting ''State rights" to con flict with national unity has produced a violent reaction against them which is drifting us to ward consolidation ; aud also that so great coun try as ours even now is—certainly is to lie—must have State Governments to attend to local details or go farther and fare worse. It is plain to us at tho West and the North that the continuance of semi-anarchy, such as has ex isted for the last three years in ten States of our Union, largely increases the danger of concentra tion, swells our national expenditures, diminishes our production and our revenue, inspires doubts of our political and financial stability, depreci ates the value of our national bonds and curren cy, and places the credit of the richest below that of tho poorest nation in Christendom. Wc know that our currency must be deprecia ted so long as our bonds are below par, and that therefore the vast business and commerce of country must suffer the terrible evil of a fluctua ting standard of value, until we can remedy the evil condition of things at tho South. Wc also see other mischief quite possible, if not probable to arise—such as from a failure of crops, any other unfurscen coutin ncies which may still more depreciate our ■dit aud currency, provoke discontent and dis order among our people and bring demagogical 1 a tiiou Wc } up •e to the liisun ngitation, revolution, icpi liation, gand mummed evils and vidâmes upon us. know that the interests of the people of the South d order, aud that they must share •e for law nr fate for good and ill. ivery one I know who refleets be lieves—that if the people of the Southern States could be at peace, and their will heartily applied to repair the wastes of w reorganize their business, set tlie freed fully, prosperously und contented at work, invite nterprise and labor from elsewhere to come freely amongst them, they would rebuild •d fortunes, multiply manifold the tnblish public confidence 1 believe y and good •n pei capital their r value of their land in political stability, bri bonds to premium, our currency to a gold stan dard, and assure for themselves aud the whole nation a most happy and prosperous future. d how all just interests concur in this work, l ask the otlicers anti soldiers who fought for the Union—every thinking great West and North asks—why it cuunot be done. We are told by those who have controlled the Government for the last four years that the peo ple of the South will not do it; that, if ever done at all, it must be done by the poor, simple, uued nud tlie few whites, nt • go vor Seeing this' an of the ucated, laird 1 who, against the public opinion and sentiment of the intelligent white people, are willing to at tempt to lead and make their living off the ignor ant, inexperienced colored people, mostly men wno must be needy adventurers, or without any of those attributes on which reliance for good guidance of government can be placed. We are told that this kind of government must be con tinued at the South vntil six or eight millions of intelligent, energetic white people give into it or move out of the country. Now I think, the Union army thinks, and peo ple of the North and West 1 dare say believe, there must be, or there ought to be, a shorter, surer way to get good government lor all at the South. We know that they who organized and sus tained the Southern Confederacy for four years, against gigantic efforts, ought to he able to give peace, law, order and protection to the white peo ple of the South. They have the Interest and power to employ, protect, educate and elevate the poor freedmen. aud to restore themselves and our country to all the blessings of which 1 have just spoken. The question we want answerdis: "Are they will ing to do it?" I came down to find out what the people of the South think of this, and to ask you what the otli cers and soldiers who served iu the confederate array and the leading proplc who sustained it think of these things. 1 came to ask more ; I want to ask you, in whose purity and patriotism I have expressed un qualified confidence, and so many good men as you can conveniently consult, to say what you think of it, and also what you are williug to do about it. 1 want a written expression of views that can be followed by a concurrence of action. 1 want to know if you and the gentlemen who will join you in that written expression are willing to pledge the people of the South to a chivalrous und magnanimous devotion to restoring peace and prosperity to our common country. 1 want to carry that pledge, high above the level of par ty politics, to the late officers and Soldiers of the Union army and the people of the North and West, and to ask them to consider it, and to take the necessary actiou, confident that it will meet with a response So warm, so generous and confi ding, that we shall see in its .sunshine the rain bow of peace in our political sky, now black with clouds and impending storm. 1 know you are a representative man, in rever igard for the Union, the Gonstitution aud the welfare of the country, that what ybu would say would be endorsed by nine-tenths of tlie whole people in the South ; but I should like to have the signatures of all tlie representative Southern men here who concur in your views, aud expressions of their concurrence from the principal officers and representative men through t the South when they can bo procured. The concurrence of opinions and wills all tend ing to peace, order and stability, will assure our Union soldiers and business men who want sub stantial and solid speech, and cause them to rise above the level of party p niti *s, and to take such steps to meet yours as will insure a lasting peace with all its countless blessings. freed me ence ami Very truly, your friend, W. S. IloSKCUAXS. General R. E. Lee, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. White Sulpiiuu Springs, West Va., "I August 2<>th, 1808. J General :—T have had tho honor to receive your letter of this date, • suggeslio ber ofgcnticme d in accordrtiico with l have consulted with a iiuni from the tSouth, in whose judg ment I have confided, and who are well acquaint ed with the public sentiments of their respective States. They have kindly consented to unite with rne in replying to your communicatii their names y , and ill lie found with my own appended With tliis explanation, wo pro ceed to give you a candid statement of wliat we believe to be the sentiment of the Southern peo ple in regard to the subject to which you refer. Whatever opinion may have prevailed iu thc past in regard to African slavery, or tlie right of a State to secede from the Union, we believe we express tlie almost unanimous judgment of the Southern people when wo declare that they con sider that these questions were decided by tlie war, nml that it is their intention, in good faith, to abide by that decision. At the close of the war they laid down their arms and sought to re sume tlu ir former- relations with the United Stales tu tlii swer. •at. Through tlicir State conventions they abolished slavery und annulled their ordinances of seces sion, aud tliey returned to their peaceful pur suits with a sincere purpose to fulfil their duties to the Constitution of the United States which to support. If their action in n met in a spirit of rc believe that ere this ay, and the great As far as we are ad they had s\v these particulars had bee •frankness and cordiality, v old irritations would have passed wounds inflicted by tho war would in measure lmve been healed, vised, the people of tho South entertain no un friendly feeling toward the Government of the United States, but they complain that their rights under the Constitution are withheld from them in the administration thereof. The idea that the Southern people are hostile to thc ncgroci il would oppress them if it were power to do so, is entirely unfounded. They have grown up in our midst, und we have n accustomed from our childhood to look The change in the wrought bee ilu i »• bilious uf tlie twe races 1 chain in our feeling towurd them. They still consti tute tile important part of tion. Without their labor the lands of tin: Mouth Without ;altureaf laboring popuia would be comparatively un productive.. tlie employment which Southern ugri fords they would be destitute of the means of sub sistence, and become paupers, dependent upon public, bounty. Self-interest, even if there were no higher mo •ould therefore prompt the whites of the. South to extend to the negroes care and protec tion. The important fact that the two races are. isting circumstances, necessary to each gradually becoming apparent to both; c believe, but for influences exerted to stir of the negroes, the relations of races would soon adjust themselves on a basis of kindness and advantage. It is true that the people of the South, together with the people of the North and West are, for obvious reasons, opposed to any system of laws which would place the political power of the country in the hands of the negro race. But the oppositiou springs from no feeling of enmity, but from a deep-seated couvietion that at present the negroes, have neither the intelligence nor the qualifications which are necessary to make them safe depositories of political power. They would inevitably become the victims of demagogues, who, for selfish purposes, would mislead them to injury of the public. The great want of the South is peace. The people earnestly desire tranquility and the restor ation of the Union. They deprecate disorder and excitement as the most scrious^obstaele to their prosperity. They ask a restoration of their rights under the Constitution. They desire relief from oppressive misrule. Above all, they would appeal to their try men for the re-establishment in the .South ern States of that which has justly been regarded as the birthright of every American, the right of Establish these on a firm ba sis, and we can safely promise on behalf of the Southern people that they will faithfully obey the Constitution and laws of the United States, treat tl fulfil every duty incumbent on peaceful citizens loyal to the Constitution of their country. We believe the above contains a succinct reply to the general topics embraced in your letter, and we venture to say, on behalf of the Southern peo ple and of the officers and soldiers of the late Confederate army, that they will concur in all the sentiments which we lmve expressed. Appreciating the patriotic motives which have prompted your letter, aud reciprocating vour ex pressions of kind regard, we have the honor to Very respectfully and truly, lives under other, i and up the p tlie scri lt-ir •eminent ith kindness and humanity, und negr be, It. E. Lee. Va. IL C. Adams, Miss. (î. T. Beauregard, Li Alex. 11. Stephens, ( Alex. II. II. Stuart, Va. 1 !*. IL Daniels, Jr., Va. G. M. Conrad, La. jW.T. Sutherlin, Va. Linton Stephens, Gu. A. B. James, La. A. T. Caperton, W, Va.!T. Beauregard, Texas. in Echols, Va. M. O. 11. Norton, La. F. S. Stockaale, Texas. T. B. Branco, Ga. F. W. Pickens, S. G. ill. T. Bussell, Ga. Win. J. Robinson, Va. I Samuel J. Douglas, Fla. Jos. U. Anderson, Va. jJereniiah Morton, Va. Win. F. Turner, W. Va. John B. Baldwin, Va. [George W. Bolling, Va. Theodore Flournoy, Vu. ijames Lyons, Va. ! Wm. J. Green, N. C. Lewis E. lhirvie, Va. Jol (Ml. Su heu, S. G. of E. F John Letcher, Va. Radicalism a Failure. The New York Herald very sensibly says : For eight years the Republican party has been in power, and tlie final re sults, as seen by the people, arc the de rangement of all the machinery of Gov ernment, an almost incredible corruption in office, and a weight in taxes that bears commerce and labor to the earth. Will tho people longer have patience with a party that lias such a history ? And again this practical question is put to tho people : Can any other party inflict upon us evils worse than these we now suffer as the consequence of a Radical misrule ? Re construction by a system of legislation that deliberately forges calamity for a whole people, and prepares the social ruin of ten States, to secure power to a coterie of pol iticians—this is the political crime that stamps the Radical faction as utterly dî nable before the people. Men inquire what the faction would stop at that would purchase such an end by such means, and they know that it will not stop at anything sacred in tho law, and will respect the rights of the people in the North as little as it has done in the South. Does the name of Grant furnish any guarantee for the future of the Radicals V What, indeed, can Grant do for the country? In the hands of the Wash burnes, Wilsons, and the like, he will be as clay in the hands of the potter. With no genius for government, no experience in government, no knowledge or love for civil government—a military man only, with no great knowledge of men—what can such a man do to secure peace and prosperity to the people ?— Ev. Express. Countv Organization. —Tho Demo cratic County Meeting held at New Castle on Saturday last, selected tho following officers to serve for tho ensuing two years: F.r Chairman, Samuel Jefferson, St. Georges Hundred. For Vico Presidents, George Lodge, Brandywine Hundred ; Henry F. Askew, M. 1). Wilmington; John l'oulson Chandler, Christiana ; Swithin Chandcler, M. D. Mill Creek ; Walter Turner, White Clay Creek; Sew ell C. Biggs, Peneader ; James McCoy, Red Lion ; John P. Cochran, St. Georges; James Kanely, Appoquinimink. ries, John II. Rodney, Joseph Dean, Jr Executive Committee, Samuel llanby Brandywine Hundred ; Charles B. Lore Wilmington; J. W. L. Kilgore, Christi ana; Thomas L. K. Baldwin, Mill Crook Joseph Dean, Jr. White Clay Creek ; J Wilkins Coocli, Peneader ; William Her bert, New Castlo; Robert T. Tawrossey Red Lion ; James C. Mathews, St Geor ges ; Joseph Roberts, Appoquinimink. Secreta we of we re Nows from Ohio continues highly favor able. A gentleman writing from Mr. Val landigliam's district says: "The pros pects for us arc extremely lino everywhere. I have every confidence in tho result." Mr. Vallandighain's district has been largely Republican, but it seems it will continue so no longer. We think Mr. Schcnck's services will be required at home, and that his people cannot consent to continue him in Congress another sion. in of ses Armed bands of negroes infest the try around Savannah, Georgia, and robbe ries and assaults on whites on the roads leading to the city are of hourly The boy who had mysteriously disappeared proves to have been murdered and his and clothes taken, near the city, iug the country in search of the murder ers. conn to occurence. gun His body was found Parties arc now out scour The Secretary of War has ordered G Thomas to send a mountod force to those localities in Kentucky where armed resis tance has boon made to the law .-ii. Correspondence of the Middletown Transcript Odessa, Sept. 11, 1808. Dear Editor : —ft was our intention to have written you long ago, but concluded to await our leisure, but seeing one or two replies to our last, thought best to let your readers see that Lucius is not so frighten ed, that he will let what has been written suffice. You will please pardon us if wo state, that there was a slight typographical error iu our former communication. The word not, in the sentence, "and others if they make claim to that noble and god-like qualification would not iu their daily walk and conversation commit a falsehood," should not appear, it should read, would in their daily walk and conversation com mit a falsehood. Iu reply to Fama's inquiry wo would state that not one word of sarcasm was in tended : wo wrote what we thought were facts. At least, since we said they were true, wo will still contend for their truth. We are an order loving people, each at tending to their own affairs, and leaving others the opportunity of doing the same. But our last letter seems to have exci ted, what we term, tho ire of " Qui Vive," of your neighborhood, who strives hard to make you believe we are a wicked and un truthful set of mortals iu Odessa. Now, the production of Qui Vive, is from one of the fair sex ; a man could not have writ ten it, for it betrays the woman, all through, and as such I shall treat your correspondent. She says Lucius utters many things hard to be believed, and before the ink of these words dry, and she has time to lake breath, or at least a very long one, declares that " he utters but one truth things hard to be believed, and but one truth, all appear iu one paragraph—doubt ing one minute, certain the next, must say, that this exhibits a freak iu the disposition of your fair correspondent, that should, at least, put the young mou of Middletown on their guard. She continues: " 1 think if any of our young men were permitted to have a view of their toilet, and see tho mass of confu sion they leave in going out into company, &o." to tho Odessa ladies; ill reply, allow iih, Miss Qui Vive, to remark that we have al ways thought it unfair to "measure our neighbor's corn with our own bushel." Thu mass of confusion of which you speak may be found in your room, on those tain occasions, but does that make it true in other cases ? Because Miss Qui Vive uses powder, paint, and rouge, does it prove that other ladies do the same 7 But admit she does nut judge others by her self, she must have been in Odessa and peeped into those little private retreats where our ladies arrange their toilet, ei ther by invitation or other-wise. If by invitation, she must bo a betrayer of con fidence. She assuredly is not acting in good faith towards the parties who exten uated their hospitality, to make public those little irregularities. If not by invi tation, the otherwise must bo. Then it is plain that she must have been in our town on a peeping expedition, watching an portuuity to peep into the dressing-rooms of our ladies, just as they had left for company. Which of those positions did you occupy, Miss Qui Vive ? If the lat ter, I would advise our ladies to organize, forthwith, a vigilance committee, to atten tively watch their domicils, for fear of the intrusion of all such suspicious characters, who may visit our town in the future. Ladies of Odessa, look well to this mat ter ! your inward adoruings ("grace and meekness") are in danger ; your outward adoruings will bo discovered and made known to the young men of our neighbor ing towu. "So you have literary characters; I wonder when they show forth." Ion wonder, Miss Qui Vive, who know that Lucius " utters but one truth," and " all ho says is hard to bo believed." You wonder, who knows the exact condition of our ladies' rooms, preparatory to their ap pearance in company. Ibis wonder, who know " all thoughts, all maxims, sacred and profane." Where is your omniscience, where your omnipresence, that you should wonder? If there are "literary charac ters" among us, and they " over show forth," you, abovo all others, should know it, and consequently should leave the word " wonder" to be used by those, whose knowledge does not comprehend so much ; who "are content to know themselves, and wonder at tho doings of others. But sup pose we should say, that in looking that "lengthy article from Lucius, should not find the assertion, that we have literary characters among us, but on the other hand, find that he claims more than ordinary intelligence ; how then ? To refer to the entire letter of Qui Vive, would make ours too loug, consequently, Mr. Editor, if this should appear in tho columns of your valuablo paper, we will continue the subject in your next issue. liospectfuUy, &c. LUCIUS. We These words are said in reference cer i uver wo New Castle County Nominations.— The Democratic County Convention met at New Castle on Saturday last, and nom inated the following tieket :—Senator, Charles Gooding, Wilmington ; Represen tatives, Lott Cloud, Brandywine; Dr. J. A. Brown, Christiana ; Wm. Dean, White Clay Creek ; Albert II. Silver, New Cas tle ; G. F. Brady, ltek Lion; Joseph W. Vandcrgrift, St. Georges; kyno, Appoquinimink. Levy Court, das. A. B. Smith, Brandywine Hundred ; Mil ton Lackey, Wilmington ; David M. Price, Christiana; Rob't. D. 1 licks,- New Castle; Andrew Fisher, Peneader. The. Republicans nominated tlie follow ing county ticket on Saturday :—Senate, John ll. Adams, Wilmington ; Represen tatives, Snm'l Bancroft, Christiana ; W. F. Robison, Red Lion ; Seracli F. Sliall cross, St. G cm New Castle; Abraham Cannon, White Clay Creek. Jacob Dea W. Oorbit Sprnance. A new office ia established, named Ma rydoll, in Caroline eo. Dunn appointed postmaster, situated be tween Kenton, Del, and Greensboro, Mil. on tho Delaware and Maryland railroad route ; service six times a week. At Kirkwood, New Castle county, Delaware, Charles W. Harris is appointed postmas ter, vice Tame? II B.nsoc resigned. Md. and F. M. Item. or New«. The wife of a physician was arrested in Pittsburg, Pa. about nine o'clock on Sat urday evening, by a policeman, and drag ged handcuffed to the Mayor's office, al though she remonstrated with the officer, told him who she was, and where she resi Thc policeman was subsequently arrested for assault and battery, and, waiv ing an examination, was bound over for trial. led. me officer says in justification that tho Mayor had given orders that all men found unattended on the streets after certain hours shall be arrested. A man named Lemmons was out turkey hunting in Howell county', Mo. recently and hid himself in the bushes to call up tho birds, when a fellow-gunner mistaking the call for tliut, of a genuine turkey, fired upon and shot him, the wound proving fa tal. WO The cattle plague has appeared in Ken tucky, and Gov. Stevenson, on the 2d in stant, issued a proclamation forbidding tho importation of cattle for tho next sixty days from any State or locality where tho disease is prevalent. A bridgo on tho Rock Island Pacifie Railroad ms washed away on Monday night, and an engine and three precipitated into the river, and fireman were killed. The Indians arc still at work. They at tacked a train iu Kansas, killed two men. cars were The engineer ou Monday, and The Commissioner of In dian Affairs has gone west to look after the unruly tribes. In 1807 the Government paid to tho Pacific railroad §699, OUU for transporta tion. The same service by wagon, at tho usual rates, would have cost $52,G25,OUO. George French, a colored man, died the other day in Poughkeepsie, aged 100. In his boyhood lie was the servant of Bishop White, of Pennsylvania. Forty thousand sacks of wheat shipped from California to Great Britain yesterday. Flour is §5,50 and §0,50 per bhl. in San Francisco, and wheat §1,00 and §2 per bushel. At Newton Falls, Mass. Tuesday after noon, much damage was done by a severe hail storm. The iiail stones, were in some cases, three inches long and one inch thick. Mr. Dickens is said by English papers to have cleared §200,000 by visit to this For his next (and last) read ings in England lie is to get £8,000. Archbishop Kenrick, of St. Louis, has denounced "Planchette" as an abomina tion, ami threatens those who indulge iu it with excommunication. A domesticated fox kept by a gentleman near Naples, on being left alone, seized on a baby lying iu a cradle and devoured it. The cotton crop in Texas is said to be the heaviest for many years, one bunded and bales. country. It will reach seventy-five thousand Spain is taking great precautions against revolutionary movmcnts. Many army offi cers have been removed. Queen Victoria arrived in Paris Thurs day, and was to leave tho same day by way of Cherbourg. i ho Mammoth Cave of Kentucky ha» had more visitors this summer thau it had before at cver any one season. 4 lie statue of Commodore Perry will bo unveiled at Newport on the 23d. New Jersey boasts of an immense cran berry crop. Ex-President Pearce was better at last accounts. Maine Election. —The election in this on Monday next. • The Gazette makes tho following sensible remarks in reference to tlie result; —Many persons are, we think, attaching undue importance to the election to bo held in Maine on Tuesday. They havo made up their minds that it will foreshad ow with certainty the result of tho Presi dential election. State takes place Baltimore .This is only partially true. Should the Democratic party gaiu heavily in that State, the fact would be in dicative of a Democratic victory in Novem ber, for it would be impossible that a great reaction against Radicalism should be fined to Maine alone, tion should show itself there, we may safe ly assume that it will manifest itself in a still greater degree all over the country. But wc confess we have never looked with any confidence, have never indeed cherished much hope of seeing largo defec tions from the Radical ranks in the New England States. A largo proportion of the people of those States are Radicals by turc, and hostility to the South is more fixed and intense there than anywhere else. Be sides this, New Englanders have always t eun especially tenacious of their political tenets, and party changes occur very slow ly. The popular vote in Maine is some what over one hundred and ten thousand. The Radical majority has averaged for years past about twenty thousand. Perhaps a larger vote will bo polled this year than ever before, and if tho Radical party should hold its own, there will he occasion for surprise or discouragement. î have been taking place in all s of tho country, every one knows, mid it wo find that the reactionary tide lias failed to reach Maine, as it has failed to reach Vermont, our confidence in States in which Radical majorities have been for many months swiftly and so very surely diminishing. The late elections in Pennsylvania and New York, in Ohio and other Western States, afford the positive assurance that a tremendous reaction has set iu throughout tho greater part of the country, and wc will not believe it has censed merely be cause we find no evidence of it in Maine, Wo should greatly rejoice to see great Democratic gains in tliat State, hut wo shall not be much disappointed if wc can not get them, and we are confident that the Démocratie candidates can he elected without them. ' con If then such roac na -'Ml!, That cluing other south wo shall not lose so Hendricks and VoomiEEa Sanguine of Success,— -Letters have been received from Senator Hendricks and Dan, Voorhecs giving a very cheering account of Democratic prospects iu Indiana. Mr. Hendricks is said to express himself confU dent of being elected, and Mr. Yoorhecs not only fools sure of Tndinna. but pro-« diets a Democratic success in Illinois, These letters have raised several degrees tlie spirits of prominent Democrats iu Washington. Me >us.