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ANDREW O. GRAY, of New Castlo.
JAMES r. WILD, of Kent.
Stubborn Things.
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
lle was rapidly approaching,
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
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
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,
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
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
One would suppose it to be deep
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
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.
of a
"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
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.
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
I '
Spmance. Esq.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
" !
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.
Tho Governor of Georgia has sent a
lengthy protest to the Legislature
the expulsion of the negro member
rrr«pnint< :
. e llctween General flössen
Hint General Gee.
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
•e to the
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
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
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,
• 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
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,
General R. E. Lee, White Sulphur Springs, West
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
, 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
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
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
»• bilious uf tlie twe races 1
in our feeling towurd them. They still consti
tute tile important part of
tion. Without their labor the lands of tin: Mouth
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
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,
other, i
up the p
tlie scri
ith kindness and humanity, und
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.
(Ml. Su heu, S. G.
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.
Nows from Ohio continues highly favor
able. A gentleman writing from Mr. Val
landigliam's district says: "The
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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.
These words are said in reference
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
.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. '
If then such roac
That cluing
other south
wo shall not lose
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

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