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MIDDLETOWN, DEL. SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 3, 1868. FOR PRESIDENT, HORATIO SEYMOUR. OF NEW YORK. FOR VICK PRESIDENT, GEN. FRANCIS P. BLAIR, or MISSOURI. VOR DKMOCHATIC ELKCTORS. ANDREW C. GRAY, of New Castle. JAMES P. WILD, of Kent. WILLIAM A. SCRIBNER, of Sussex. rou coxurkss. Maj. BENJAMIN T. BIGGS. FOR SHERIFF, JACOB RICHARDSON, FOR CORONER. LAWRENCE PENDEGRASS. The I««ue* of tHe Campaign, The issues involved in the present cau vass for the Presidency are of so grave and weighty a character, that the perso nal qualifications of the candidates need not be taken into consideration at all. Though these are all greatly in favor of Horatio Seymour, the candidate of the Democratic party, we will not, on this «Mcasion, take them into the account. Mr. Seymour is acknowledged, on all bands, to possess administrative ability of a very superior order ; while his compe titor is notoriously deficient in all those qualifications which would fit him for the proper discharge of the duties of the Ex ecutive office. But we will let this pass. The first consideration which presents itself to the miud of the elector, at the present juncture of public affairs, is the sad and unsatisfactory condition of the country, when compared with what it might have been, and should have been, under proper regulations, and a policy such as was demanded by the condition of affairs at the close of the war. More than three years have rolled away since the war was ended and the belligerents laid down their arms. Time enough has elapsed to test the efficiency of the measures introduced by a Republican Congress to restore the Union and give peace and prosperity to the country, North and South. The in efficiency of the Radical scheme of " re construction" has been thoroughly demon strated to the least observant mind. It has utterly failed, and has been abandoned, in part, by the Radicals themselves. The country is even in a worse condition now, than it was then. There is more discon tent and distrust in the South, than there was at the close of the war. They laid down their arms and accepted the issues of the war against slavery and secession, in.good faith. They complied with all tha requirements of the existing admin istration, repudiated their war debt, and desired to be restored to their former sition in the L'nion, that they might set to work, in peace and quiet, to build the waste and wreck which the war had made. But it did not suit the purposes of the Radical party to let them do this. A policy was inaugurated with the two-fold purpose of further punishing and har rasaing the South, and of maintaining its own political supremacy, at the cost of the peace and prosperity of the eountry, and the imminent risk of further intestine strife. A large number of the whites were dis franchised, while their former slaves were given the power of the ballot, and a stand ing army was placed in their midst to dragoon them iuto submission ; and the cost of this immense army, made neces sary, in time of peace, by these Radical measures, has greatly added to the bur dens of the people by enlarging their peuditure*. lu addition to the. *4 the aroiy. kept on Gme of peace, at a cost of millions to the ptthlic treasurv, wc have the expenses of the Fieedmcn's Bureau, which require tlie expenditure of millions more, to feed, clothe and educate the negro, and to port in idleucss an army of luzuroni posed of the attachées and officers of said Freeduien's Bureau. Let us here ask the was, po up ex cx penses war footing in sup com poor, laboring white man, when it that the government of the United States fed, clothed and educated him and his children at the public expense? He will And not only so, the Answer, poor laboring man must know that his «wo /struggle* with adverse fortune never. arc made harder, by the taxes imposed by a Radical Congress for the support of the negro. He docs not toil merely for the sustenance of his own wife and children, but FOR TUB SUSTENANCE OF THE NEGROES, for whom the tax gatherer is tekiug the proceeds of his sweat and toil and transferring a portion of his Itard earnings to the public treasury to be expended for the benefit of these black, lazy "wards of the nation. Radical deny this ? Let every taxpayer remember these things, when he comes to make up his mind as to which ticket he will vote at the ensuing election. Let him also remember, that through the feckless extravagauec and mismanagement Dare any of a Radical Congress, which has now he* come the government, the national debt in steadily on the increase, and so far from there being a prospect of paying it, the prospect now is, if the liadicals are re tained in power, that the debt will tinuc to increase until we are involved in hopeless national bankruptcy. Another consideration which presents itself to the mind of the intelligent and reflecting elector, is, the fearful strides which have been made by a reckless and usurping Congressional Cabal, towards ar bitrary power. Their legislation has been acknowledged to be, by their own leaders, " outside" of, and in violation of the Constitution. This sclf-condcmncd, revo lutionary cabal, if continued in power, will contiuuc to disregard the Constitution, until that instrument becomes a dead let ter, and its provisions arc weaker than a rope of sand. The will of Congress is already the only charter by which that body is governed, and the organic law of the land is treated with disdain. It has become the sport of these reckless men, on the floor of the national legislature in their debates upon the measures which have passed that body, (live them a fresh lease of power,—endorse their usurpations, —and they will take the reins of govern ment entirely into their own hands, and change our present tripartite system, em bracing Executive, Legislative and .Judi cial departments, with their checks and balances, and substitute for these their own unrestrained will, and an unmitiga ted despotism. Then will follow anarchy cud civil war ; such as cursed revolution ary France, when the will of her Assembly became the supreme law. Bo we want history to repeat itself here ? If not, let every voter, when be goes to the polls in November next, cast his ballot against General Grant, who has virtually declared that he will have " no policy of his own," and no obstacle to interpose against the usurpations of Congress. He seems to regard the will of Congress us the supreme law, ignoring the fuct that we have a Constitution by which we should be gov erned, and that Congress must conform its legislation to the provisions of that instrument. A man with such views is not fit for the Executive office ; he would be the mere tool of Congress, and would deem his duty doue, when he had execu ted the behests of his Congressional mas ters. Let the voters see to it, that such a man is not entrusted with the Executive office. We will recur to this subject again. con - " A Good Time." —A Radical mass meeting was held at Lancaster, Pa. on Tuesday last. Somehow or other they got iuto a big fight among themselves, a regular " happy family" affair, the Dem ocrats having uo hand in it. A dispatch to the New York World gives the follow ing account of it : Towards the close, a free fight broke out amoug the Radicals on the outskirts of the assemblage. It soon extended, and bricks, clubs, stones, and fists descended with Radical impetus on Radical polls. The Radical row had apparently been ex pected, os the Mayor ordered out a large extra force of- police. But it was of no use. They were spoiling for a fight, and indeed one was necessary to got up the least enthusiasm. The muscular comedy of "family jars" lasted more than an hour, and citizens had to close up their houses to avoid the violence and the mis siles flying thick and fast outdoors. Be yond broken heads and broken knuckles, the warring Radicals did one another little harm. But it was lively while it lasted. Rival tickets was the cause of the muss. Gen. Butler was nominated for Con gress in the 5th Massachusetts district, on Monduy last. The notorious spoon fancier is again made the candidate of the party of " Great Moral Ideas." Dana, Jr. is expected to receive imous nomination, in opposition to Gen. Butler and the Republican Convention, on Monday next. R. II. an unan Wendell Phillips, the model man of the Radical party, says he will vote for Gen eral Grant, although he has no confidence in him, and denounces the Radical plat form as " shuffling, evasive, unprincipled and corrupt." And yet he supports it and its candidate, and why ? Because a vote for Grant is a vote for negro suffrage. Idaho Election. —According to a state ment iu the New York Tribune, the dem ocrats have carried Idaho Territory by increased majority Shafer, democrat, is elected delegate to Congress by a majority Last year it was 718. nn of 862. The election for Inspectors, Assessors aud Road Commissioners, takes place in the several Hundreds of this State next Tuesday. Let every Democrat attend the polls and cast his ballot for tlie nominated tickets. If there thould be any falling nff from former votes, no matter from what cause, it will be set down to the credit of Grant aud Colfax, and made use of to in-, fluence the Presidential election. ÆeT Let every Democrat do his duty on Tuesday next. A New York barb r paid $75 for a crop of blonde hair on a single head, taking it » as It stood." LOCAL AFFAIRS. Fkom Odessa. —Cheffcns & Enos, Drill Manufacturers, have sent away from their shop thirty drills with Foster's Phosphate Attachments, and forty with the old At tachments altered. In this patent the de mands of the people seem to have been met, and all that the Patentee has claimed for it, has been fully realized, by men who have given it a fair trial. On account of its beautiful simplicity and completeness of its work, the managers may look for en tire success. There will be a meeting of thu citizens of Odessa on the Srst moon-light night of the next moon, at No. 27, Main street, to take into consideration the useless expense of lighting the streets of said town. The hard times demand the people to look well to the cxtrnvagaut expenditure of their money. By Order. Some malicious person or persons at tacked, on three occasions, during the dark, rainy nights of last week, ladies passing under the willows along Main st. between the Post Office and H. P. Ba ker's Drug store. It was so dark that the ladies could not identify them. Mr. John Corbitt has been manufactur ing a fertilizer for his land. It is composed of Bone Black, made soluble by sulphuric acid, with the addition of 20 per ct. of Peruvian Guano. It is said to be an ex cellent fertilizer, quite eipial to some now in use. The Anna.mkssic Line Withdrawn.— On Monday next, the through trains on the Delaware Railroad, connecting with the Amiamessie Line of Steamers, from Crisficld, Md. to Norfolk, Va. will be withdrawn, and this will no longer be considered a through route for passenger travel. A boat, probably the one now in use, will continue on the route to carry freight and such way passengers as desire to go on it It will make two trips a week. The principal reason of this aban donment is that the present condition of the South is such that there is not enough travel between the North and South to give employment to ull the lines and this being the newest must either he withdrawn or run at a deud loss.— Commercial. A large and enthusiastic Democratic mass meeting was held at St. Georges, on Thursday evening last. It was addressed by II. A. Nowlund and Thomas F. Bay ard, Esqs. Tlie Republicans hold one there the previous evening, which was ad dressed by Gen. A. E. King, Judge II. L. Bond, and Benjamin Niehls, 1 it did notcqual, in numbers or enthusiasm, the Democratic meeting of Thursday night, lied Lion Hundred appears to be fully a wake to the importance of tlie crisis, and the Democrats there arc working like bea vers. Let every other Hundred follow their example. Middletown Academy. —This institu tion will be ro-opened on Monday next, by Messrs. -Iliclts and Wood, two gentle men from Milton, Delaware. There is no reason why this should not he a first class institution. It is to the interest of the entire community to sustain it thor oughly. It ought to be, and may he, filled with the youth of the neighborhood ; and should attract a number of pupils from distant points. Able and energetic teachers is all that is required, with cor responding efforts, to build up the school. Trot. —The Agricultural Society of •New Castle county offer a premium of $175, to be trotted for on Saturday, Octo ber 10th, at 2 o'clock. $100 for tlie first horse, $50 for the second, and $25 for the third. Open to Buckskin, Hop, Abo, gray marc Sussex, Helen, William Bra dy's sorrel marc, and any other horse now owned in this State. Six to enter, four to start. Entrance foe ten per cent. Ad mission to grounds 50 cents, vehicle and driver 75 cents, and each occupant 50 cents.— Commercial. hut More Difficulty Arout the Kent Rail Road.- —The contract for building this road has been thrown up, we learn, owing to some difficulty thrown in the way of negotiating the bonds, and the work, for the present, is at a stand. The direc tors had a meeting yesterday, and it is to be hoped took steps to go forward with this much needed enterprise. Thomas McArtney, one of the Wilming ton brick layers engaged upon the Town Hall, fell from the third to the second story, a distance of nearly twenty feet, on Monday last, and broke his right wrist, and sustained internal injury. Dr. Barr, assistod by Dr. McKee, reduced the frac ture. A Democratic Mass Meeting for Saint George's Hundred will be held at L. B. Davis' Hotel, in Middletown, this evening, at 7 o'clock The Odessa Band will lie present. Hon. Win. G. Whiteley and 11. A. Nowland, Esq. will address the meet ing. The Democrats of Middletown organized a Seymour and Blair Club, last The Club will hold regular meetings until the close of the campaign, and invite all persons opposed to Radicalism to unite with them. Due notice will he giveu of the time und place of meeting. J. S. Bratton, of Odessa, will have show beef on sale in Middletown, this morning, from 4 to 10 o'clock. The bul lock was fed by Mr. George Carsncr, and weighed 1000 pounds. On Sunday week, Dr. George G. Cham berlaine amputated the right foot of a ne gro man named Philip Simmons. Morti fication rendered the operation necessary. Look out for Bryan's big Menagerie and Circus which is shortly to visit Middle town, and other places in Delaware and on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The Democrats of New Castle raised a fine hickory pole on Saturday afternoon last. cveuiner. A shoemaker of Lynn claims the cham pionship. lie ma le fifteen pairs of jadics' gaiters in tpu hoijrs' work, Tlie Treasury Delicltncy. We have ever since the close of the called for a cutting down of the expenses of the government and such a course of ad ministrative policy as would insure the duction of taxation and its abolition in many oppressive respects. This last could only be judiciously and permanently effec ted by first accomplishing the former, as was evident to all sensible nally, for political effect, the dominant party in Congress undertook in a measure to remove taxes without lopping off ex penses, and the embarrassing results which wc then anticipated as inevitable bave come. Mr. Dcluiar's compact and com prehensive letter on the finances, however it may be assailed, shows this conclusive ly. In the views expressed thereon by the New York Journal of Commerce, as follows, we concur, having held like sen timents with that paper on the points and occasions referred to by it : "It is curious to sec the squirming of the partisan papers at the expose made by Mr. Dclmar of the condition of the treasu ry. The director of this bureau was ap pointed as an ardent republican, lie has been quoted approvingly by all the party papers as long as his figures met the wish es of the party leaders. But the condi tion of the treasury is now uninviting. When Congress, for partisan purposes, took off the tax which had been levied upon oertain domestic manufactures, thus reducing the revenue in that item nearly one hundred millions per annum, wc show ed plainly that this legislation began tirely at the wrong end. To reduce the revenue without cutting down expenses was to render the treasury bankrupt. Be sides, if these many millions could be spared annually, the burden might better have been lifted from other shoulders." "In spite of our remonstrance, and in face of reason and common sense, the ma jority persisted, and the measure was adopted. Wo then sought to have a cor responding reduction made in the disbur sements, and here, too, we failed. The dominant party were determined to take if the game they were playing. The reduction of taxes would be a popu lar plea. If they should bo elected they would have profited by thu movement, and could again increase the burden. If they should be defeated, they would still profit by it. as they could throw on the new ail ministration the odium of such increase, and thus improve their own chances for a return to power. The democrats fell into the trap and made a feeble and irregular opposition to the project." "It is not Mr. Dclmar who now first points out the prospective deficiency suiting from this reckless legislation. We have kept it constantly before our readers. Mr. Dclmar is to leave his post in Janua ry. \\ bother he has made his figures, as the party papers assert, in reven ing legislated out of office, or because he can now afford to speak the whole truth, we dc not undertake to say. But the fact that there is staring us directly in the face a great deficiency in the national revenues, so that no total of estimated receipts can be made sufficient to meet estimated ex penses for the curient year, is undeniable, and eanuot be set aside with a sneer. It may be unpleasant to those in power to hear much about it before election, but if it is the truth, why should it be kept back from the people 7" re Rut fi rnen. ou rr for be Both North and South. —From the Boston Post we take the following 1 rief reeital of two horrible outrages • of a kin dred character, of which we have seen the detailed accounts heretofore, showing that the effect of the vile and reckless teachings of emissaries in the South may and does reach to the North : "The uegroGuyan, whose horrible out rage upon the person of Mrs. Wildman at Danbury, Connecticut, has been detailed in this column, was captured at Great Barrington, in this State, lie is nineteen years old, of medium height, skin, and has a peculiar indenture middle of his nose. r him to Mrs. Wildman. very dark iu the This feature betrayed Last summer lie came to Danbury from Newtown, and shortly after was arrested for stealing a watch and sent to jail. From thence he was released, Thursday, September 10th, the day before the perpetration of the crime for which he is now held. The ev idence against him is too strong to leave any doubt of his guilt. The trial will commence October 2ttth. In connection with this, the papers tell us of a similar outrage in Tennessee Five nei a few nights ago. is attacked a family of movers, consisting of an old, gray-headed man and three daughters, tied the two eldest to a carried off' the old man and his youngest daughter to the woods, and shot him and outraged the girl. The country is up in arms, and one of the fiends has been arrested." The Radicals in Congress have attemp ted to disfranchise the three States of Vir ginia, Mississippi, and Texas, because they are not "reconstructed." Hon. George II. Pendleton, of Ohio, recently addressed a letter to Somers Kinney, Esq. editor of tlie Houston Times , urging the Texas people to vote, by all means, add ing, "we shall see that Texas is repre sented." The Washington Erpress trusts that Virginia and Mi vote. in the Union, having ever been represent ed in Congress, even during the rebellion, and has as much right to vote us Massa chusetts. Mississippi was refused repre sentation only, because sho voted down tlie negro constitution. Let all vote. Wc shall see whether the rump dare refuse the uouut, It is understood that the leading Con servatives and Democrats of Virginia have resolved to hold an election for Presiden tial Electors in that State, notwithstanding the passage of a law by Congress forbid ding it iu the unreconstructed »States, and effective measures for that purpose have already been adepted. lion. Montgomery Blair, of Maryland, a member of Mr. Lincoln's Cabinet, aud Gen. Frank P. Blair, his brother, and the Democratic Vice Presidential candidate, are both engaged in the canvass in Penn sylvania. They make the Radical fur flv says the nppi will also Virginia has never lost her status wherever they address the peopJjj Age. Fact« About the Public Debt. From September 30, 1804, to Septem ber 30, 1805, the Public debt increased $788,974,009.71. From September 30, 1805, to October 1, 1800, tlie Public Debt declined, or was reduced, $171,010,784.48. From October 1, 1800, to October 1, 1807, the Public Debt declined, or was reduced, $77,058,492.72. That is to say, in two years the Public Debt fell short of being reduced in the same amout it was in creased in the previous year by $540, 204,730.52 From October, 1807, to September 1, 1808, the Public Debt has increased $140,330,800.07, which, being added to the previous increase, (with deductions as above,) shows that the Public Debt has in creased, since September 30, 1804, $080, 541,590 58, an average annual increase of $170,135,399.14, in the past four years. The Debt is now $2,532,014,313.03. But, worse than this, the expenses of the "Government" have eaten up all the revenue from all sources—including taxes, customs, sales of public lands, tariff on do mestic manufactures, Ac. &c. This sum for the same length of time (receipts from all sources for four years) is over two thousand millions of money ! Now foot up, and with the estimate given wo shall have : Increase of the Pub lic Debt since September 30, 1804, $080, 541,590.58, which, added to the revenue, makes the sum of about $5,080,541,. 290,58 expended by the ltodicul conduc tors of the " Government" in four years— over six hundred and seventy millions per annum, or over two millions a day for every working day ! These are appalling facts for tax payers. Tiik United States Court.—Natural ization. —The United States Court will hold its last session before the election, on the 20th of October iust the last opportunity that foreign citizens will have to secure their naturalization Tliis will be 1' pers previous to tin* State election. 1 may be naturalized after a residence of five years in the country, and one year in the State, and a declaration of inten tion to become a citizen at least two years before. Those entering the country un der the age of eighteen may be naturalized after such residence, without previous dec laration of intention. sons honora bly discharged, are entitled to natnr liza tion after one year's residence in tiie coun try and State : the diseltarged paper should be produced, when application is made. Every applicant must bring prove bis le idencc and go Persons desiring to be naturalized should lie punctual in their attendance and make the necessary preparation .—Journal und Statesman. Soldiers, citizen tu 1 character. Democratic Ml; et ino. —The Democrats held a meeting in front of the City Hall, on Wednesday oveninj gest political assemblage that has taken place during MeCaullcy. K ley, on taking timed and cog volved ill the It was the lar this campaign. Win. S. q. presided. Mr. MeCaul tlie chair made a few well nt remarks on the issues in is. Hon. Thomas Swann, Governor of Maryland, was then introduced, and spoke at some length, pre senting in a clear and forcible manner the principles involved in I lie; national contest , lie was listened to throughout with mark ed attention, und his remarks elicited fre canv q lient outbursts of applause. Speeches Were also made by John I Inline, of Phila delphia« and Gen. V. C. Latrobe of Haiti more. The meeting adjourned about 11 o'clock, with cheers for Seymour and Hliar .— Journal and Statesman. Keep it Before the People—The Puulic Deut Increased Over $150,000, 0O0 Since the Close of the War!—T he following is the official statement of the public debt made by Secretary McCul lough on the 31st ult, as compared with his official statement on the 31st of March, 1805, at the close of the war: July 31, 1808, March 31, 1805, * )23,534,489 07 166,965,077 64 Increase, Such is the effect of tl ical rule in time of peace of this money wns expended, hut on ap propriation by the Radical Con forthcoming report of the Secretary, it Is stated will show a further increase of from five to seven millions. Will tha tax pay ers please take notice ? $150.51.19,403 33 roc years of ltad Not a dollar The Too Late.— -One of the officers of the freedmen's bureau, in Albany, Ga. repre sents that lie had great difficulty in pre venting the colored population of that re gion from marching to Camilla after the affray at that place, to avenge the death of those who fell in the fight there, pity that some of the influence which successful in preventing them from march ing there afterwards was not exerted in preventing them from marching there be fore. Perhaps if the bureau agents of Georgia and elsewhere would adopt the practice of locking tlie door of the stable before tlie horse is stolen, instead of assist ing to open it, and after the animal has disappeared locking it with great ceremo ny, they would better subserve the public interests. It is I was Fatal Affray Between Brothers.— We learn that a serious difficulty occurred iu Horutown, Virginia, on Saturday night lust between two brothers, named Joseph and Elisha English, the former a hotel keeper at that place. It appears that dur ing some dispute about property, Elisha made towards his brother with a drawn knife, stabbing ut him and cutting his clothes iu shreds. lie cscapod through a window and went to a neighbor's. Elislui it is alleged, pursued him, whereupon, in self-defence, Joseph seized a hue and knocked his brother Elisha down, from the effects of which he died on Tuesday night, The hotel keeper is a small, quiet gentjemanly man, while his brother was largo and muscular.— Keutuw lleeurd. (-'«■) John Perkins, white, aud Benjamin Jefferson, colored, were to have been hung at Portsmouth, Va. on Friday, October 2nd, for an outrage on tlie person of Miss Sarah E. Fold. or Wc IUl The revolution in Spain appears to be gaining strength, but the uews is still un certain and indefinite, one telegram often conflicting with another. Paris journals despair of the success of the Queen's cause in Spain. Lator advices represent the revolution as successful, and the Queen in exile. Two attempts were made last week to burn the White Sulphur Springs (Va.) property. Three of the cottages were en tirely consumed, and but for the timely assistance rendered by the summer visitors all the buildings would have been destroy ed. Two negroes have been arrested on suspicion. Governor Warmouth, of Louisiana, has vetoed the civil rights bill, and the ne groes threaten him with impeachment and charge him with treachery to the Uadical party. The white members of the Legis lature are confident of sustaining the veto. The Republic of Columbia, formerly New Grenada, has paid into the United States Treasury $238,000 as indemnity to citizens of this country for spoliations, etc. during the Panama riots some years ago. A balance of $33,000 is still due. Farms in Arkansas sell at from three to five cents an acre. A local paper says that dirt is so cheap that you have to look sharp or they will smuggle an extra forty acres or so on you in making out the deed. New York city hud a little something to eat last week. There arrivod at the Com niunipaw stock-yards 215 railroad cars, bringing 1,598 head of cattle, 9,295 hogs 4,429 sheep, besides 241 horses. The riot at Nashville was the result of allowing negroes to carry firearms, fight was exclusively between negroes from beginning to end, no white man being gaged on either side. General Sheridan is expected to such a movement against the Indians the frontier within the next ten weeks will put an end to the apprehensions of a general Indian war. The Inventor of Planchette is said to have made $50,000 already, rectioitist of Planchette may have made this amount, but the inventor has been dead many years. Bobbins, who was arrested at Nashville on the charge of assassinating General Hindman, has bin tlmrities at Helen to the murderer. 'file llichmond News has authority for saying that the prize fight between Wor muld and O'Baldwin, the Irish giant, for $2,000 a side, will come off somewhere in Virginia. The planters of Bullock county, Ala. have resolved to keep out of the market all cotton not necessary to meet their debts now due, and call upon other planters to do the same. The en make on The resur acquitted by the au Tlicre is yet no clue A train of ton cars was destroyed by an explosion of nitro-giycorin \ u na. Ohio, Wednesday, seriously and the fireman slightly injured A $7,000 silver service has buon pro. seated to Henry Keep, president of the Chicago and North Western railway, by sc oral New York hunkers, The distilleries about lliehiiinnd, it is estimated, are manufacturing about 4,000 gallons of whiskey per day. The demand in advance of tlie supply. Hamilton C. Jones, author of the best humorous piece in tlie iricnu literature Urban Th 1 engineer was v i ntire range of "Cousin Sally Dil lard," died at Rowan, N. C. recently. Mrs. Lydia Maimlmster, ninety-seven years of age, residing in the town of Mad ison, N. Y. is picking hops for a neigh bor, and picks two boxes a day, Ex-Gov. Si» W. Beales, of Wisconsin, was shot and killed at Helena, Montana, by ex-lJnited States Marshal Pinney, til • coroner's jury says, in self defence. The revenue officers have seized the schooner Echo in Squam harbor, from Halifax, with $14,000 worth of brandy on board. A Charge, Letters have friends of Gem that lie will arriv lia Sllllli been ived by the Francis Train, stating iu New York within the mxt fortnight. The large oil refinery of William Elk ins, iu West Philadelphia, was totally des troyed by fire on Tuesday morning.' Loss not ascertained. III the Surratt ease an appeal has been tnkon from the decision of Judge Wylie, and a new indictment will be submitted to the jury. A committee of citizens of San Francis co has beeil appointed to collect funds to aid the South American earthquake suffer ers. The oysters in East Grenwich harbor, in Connecticut, have been destroyed in great numbers by star fish. Austria, with a bankrupt treasury, has just ordered 3,000 miles of railway to be built at a cost of $300,000,000. Since the first of January last, 27,462, 677 gallons of petroleum have been expor ted from Philadelphia. A shock of earthquake was felt in Mor ris county and the upper end of Passaic county, New Jersey, last week. It has been decided not to issue another warrant for Suratt's arrest, but to await the action of the Grand Jury. On Saturday a consignment of 12,000 pounds of dried fruit was received at Nor folk from North Carolina. The Richmond Whig learns that the Libby prison is to he fitted up as a manu factory of fertilizers. A fire at San Andreas, California, Sep tember 25, destroyed sixty huildiucs. Loss $75,000. A boy twelve years old died in Cincin nati on Saturday last from the effeots of a spider's bite. Ex-President Pierce is still feeble, and his ultimate recovery is regupded ns doubt iii The New York rat-pit and dancerl/ouse prayer meetings are now slimly attended. After January 1st the fee on registered letters will be 15 cents instead of 20 cents. 1 be wife of Kossuth, tlie Hungarian, lias arrived ip New York St, Paul, Ming, was favored with a snow stQpm pg the 23d inst. General McClellan arrived in New York on Tuesday from Europe. Garibaldi is watched at Caprera by a fleet of iron-clnds. \ elocipedes cost three to four hundred francs in Paris. W. M. KENNARD, 3 0 6 MARKET STREET, AV ilrnington, Delaware. ONE PRICE ONLY! NO DEVIATION. W. M. KENNARD, No. 30G MARKET STREET, WILMINGTON, Oilers to the Buying Public large and attractive assort ment of a FALL GOODS Selected with great tlie best and largest Import ers of New York and Phil adelphia, and at the care among Lowest Prices Ruling This Season ! Believing the secret of increa sing business to be in LOW PRICES, M e shall, in addition to tlie large assortment presented to Buyers, oiler goods as lows as can be purchased iu any market. our Tbc principle on which busi ness is conducted in this estab lishment is the best for all corned, viz : con ONE PRICE; ADVANTAGE DERIVED: Less time spent in dealing; one paying more than other, and the certain ty of getting goods at tlie no an LOWEST PRICES, It being absolutely necessary to mark all goods very low to meet those who fall in prices when asked. so as W. M. KENNARD, 30G MARKET STREET, WIUI1SGTOH. DELAWARE, k H H * 'S 5 * W. M. KENNARD, 306 MARKET STREET WILMIStlTOS, DELAWARE, Oct. 3— ly