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of ter or MIDOMKTOWN, DEL, SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 7, 1808. The Presidential Flection. The great quadrennial contest for the Presidency is ended, and Gen. Grant is the victor. The soldier candidate has beaten the statesman ; the representative of a centralized despotism lias defeated the representative of civil liberty ; the man of life-long experience iu civil affairs, with broad anil comprehensive views of states manship, is get aside for one wlio is but a child in intellect, in all that relates to grave and weighty matters of State. Be it so. As in duty bound, we bow to the mandate of the people. But we have long since learned to scout the adage, Vox pop ed i, vox Dei," as the very quintessence of demagoguery. Wo shall not, bowcv or, despair of the Republic, because w'e are a steadfast believer in that "divinity which shapes our destinies, rough hew them how we will.' Dark and lowering ns are the clouds which gather upon our political horizon—cheerless and unprom ising as is the prospect before the country, wc are not unmindful of tho fact, that it is wc of in possible for the All-wise Dispenser of hu man events to evolve good from evil. Four years ago, the prospect was equally dark and forbidding. Andrew Johnson, who had gone down to Tennessee, as Saul went to Damascus, breathing out threat enings and slaughter, was suddenly eleva ted to power, and good men trembled with apprehension lest this fierce fire-brand should spread wider the flames of vindic tive persecution and death. But. strange ly enough, his eyes were opened, and lie has stood firm ever since, like a rock in inid-ocean, breaking the force of the waves of radical aggression. May not General Oran't, do the same? True, we have hut little cause to expect such a result. We have supposed that General Grant would deem it his duty to do no more than to ex ecute the behests of a vindictive radical revolutionary Congress. But, now that lie has reached the fcoal of his ambition, ho may not be the plastic servant of that !body which his former conduct has led 'to believe. The National Intelligencer says : is us It is possible that General Grant may, *on taking the Presidential chair, remetn *ber that he is the President of people; the solemn oath which he will he •called on to take on that day may be to him a real and deep responsibility ; the names and characters of Washington, of Madison, Monroe, and the other great pa triots who have filled this high office, may crowd thick upon his memory, and lie may feel an honorable ambition to quit that chair with the love, the respect, and the veneration of all his countrymen. »Such thoughts may come with the position, and if they shall guide his conduct they may bear a nobler harvest than the hitter fruit of an hour of passionate, frenzied, politi cal struggle. We should be among the first to hail such a spirit, and shall only be too happy to admit, along with the American people, in such an event, that what now seems to us a great public ca lamity has been transmuted into blessing. If liberty, the Constiiution, thejuRt rights of the white race, and peace he restored, we shall be only too profoundly rejoiced to take note whether the hands by which this has been accomplished are of our own or an adverse party. whole The statue of Washington i Richmond, Yu. is very shaky, and the people fear it will tumble down. This crumbling statue of the Father of his country is a fit emblem of the crumb ling condition of that political superstruc ture which he and his glorious compatriots, amid the fires of the Revolution, endeav ored to rear upon foundations as firm as the earth itself. But, alas I for the best and brightest works of human wisdom, a century has not yet passed, and this beau tiful edifice, the foundation of which laid in blood and tears, exhibits indubita ble signs of decay. Its corner-stone— the consent of the governed ,—has been pryod out by Federal bayonets. Its key stone ,—the saered rights of person and property ,-—have been knocked loose by the shocks and concussions of revolution, and tlie unhallowed spirit of faction^- is likely to topple the whole edifice to the ground. When this occurs, let no me morial of his name remain to hum into tlie memory of the survivors of (try's liberties, the recollection tues and his patriotism. (Créants forget that such a grand and glo rious exemplar of our race as Washing ton ever lived. was s coun his vir Let such re Political Treachery. —The National Jntelligeneer promises such an expose of the betrayal of trust in the management of the late campaign, " as will enable the party represented at the New York Con vention to profit by tho experience so dearly bought." We hope the Intelligen cer will also thoroughly ventilate the ori gin and objecta of the recent attempt to withdraw Seymour and Biair from the ticket, and to substitute other names in Aheir places. Tho rank and file of the Democracy will bo glad to know all about it. Let ua know where the treachery is, end who is responsible for this last most (extraordinary movement. Give us light. Grant Impotent to Govern! A Mr. William Joues, of Necnuh, Wis consin, is stated by the Boston Evening Transcript, of the 31st ult. to have re cently made a political speech at the place of his residence, in which is given the subjoined epistle. If this letter is gen uine it possesses more significance now, than when it was written, since Grunt and Butler have both been elected, one to Congress, the other to the Presidency. Bay View, near Lancsville, Mass. August 25th, 1867. My Peak Sir: —I have read your let ter to Mr. Smith, upon the proposed nom ination of Grant, with much interest. Its criticisms on Grant's career are just, but what will you do? You cannot get it or anything else concerning Grant that is not laudatory published, and why ? Because both sides are courting him far the Presi dency, and so the truth must not he told. We are, 1 fear, to try the experiment again that we did with Johnson, ». c. nominate a man for supposed availability, without knowing his principes or fitness. Grant's election will he a misfortune be cause it will put in a man without a head or heart, indifferent to human suffering and impotent to govern. I am yours truly, W. Jones, Ncenah, Wis. 1 Bknj. F. Butlkr. The Two-thirds Rule.— Henceforth wc raise our voice against this political in iquity. Its operations have been evil, and only evil, from the time it was first adopted by the National Convention of the Democratic party down to the assembling of the last convention, which met in New York on the 4tb of July. It lias served only to engender confusion and strife in our organizations, and to kill off all the pop ular favorites who have successively arisen in the party, from the time of its adoption until now. To it, more than to all other onuses combined, may be attributed our present defeat, and it will continue its baleful influence in the party as long as it is recognized as a rule of our National Conventions. DOWN WITH THE TWO-THIRDS RULE, then, and let jvery Democratic journal in the land, desirous of seeing the party emanci pated from the sway of demagogues and political tricksters, take up the cry. will recur to the subject again. say wc ; We Secretary »Seward made a speech at Au burn, on Saturday last, reviewing the po litical situation. He defended the struction policy of President Johnson, which he said, was that of President Lin coln, aud denounced the Radical plan of Conj çress, hut condemned the position ta ken by the Democratic party, closing by giving in his adhoronce to Grant, who supports Congressional reconstruction ! Could inconsistency further go? »Seward is a miserable demagogue, incapable of at taining to a wise statesmanship, and fit for exalted position. IIis mental and moral powers are alike defective. reeon Ull AVe invite the attention of those wanting laud, to the advertisements of Hon. George Vickers, in this issue of the Transcript, who offers for sale several valuable Kent county farms. Hon. Hiram McCullough, of Cecil county, also offers for sale a very valuable estate situated in the 4th district of Cecil county. See our advertising col umns. Delaware Election.— The majority in the State on the Presidential aud Congres sional ticket, is 3,317—New Castle, 713 ; Kent, 1,320; Sussex, 1,284. Riohardson's majorty lu Now Cas tle county. Maj, for Dem. Legislative ticket....750 Levy Court majority. The official vote in the whole State will be given in our next. a is ,838 .748 A Prediction Conckrnino Gen. Grant. —Iu a speech made last week at Crestline, Ohio, Mr. Vallaudighani said : " Now, my republican friends, I have not said any tiling agaiust General Grant in this campaign. 1 have not done it for —a purpose. If lie is fjt to be president, long before his term expires I will be found supporting hint,'honestly and cordial ly, against the leaders of the party which expects to elect him in November. [Loud cheers.] And you will have no right to cry out " traitor" agaiust him ; you will have no right to talk about his Tylerizing, or his Fillutoreizing, or his Johnsonizing you. You nominated him in Chicago you put a platform—a something called a platform —into his hand ; you asked him for an acceptance of it, and he accepted, andj. dare say he would huve accepted the democratic uominatiou too. [Laughter.] But he took care in his letter of acceptance to say that lie would proclaim no policy. He did not consider it advisable to do so in advance of the election—to say what he would do when he was elected. Now, pray you to remember that l told you on this 26th of October, that Gen. Grant will reject the mad, fanatical, revolutionary radical leaders of the organization which put hint forward, if he proves true to tlie Constitution and the Union of our fathers [Loud cheers.] If he will restore to this government its harmony, and give buck to the people their rights, North and South, I will be found among his cordial support ers, because T will he found in opposition to the radical party." re of of the so to the in the is, No official returns of the election in Al abama have been received. The Legisla ture is still without a quorum. Ti |0 Radicals carry California by 1,000 to 1,500-majority. Ax/.cl, Democrat, is elected to Congress. LOCAL AFFAIRS. The Kent Rail Road. —At a meeting of the Board of Directors on the 30th ult. several the roa Mr. Hauford, for grading and bridging said road, not taken up. One from Major Sears, Stearns, and C. S. Rutter, of Wil mington, for constructing the whole line of the Railroad from Deep Banding on the Chesapeake Bay to Massey's, including wharves, grading, bridges, ties, iron rail of the best American manufacture, 451bs. to the yard ; ware-houses, station-houses, platforms, frogs and sidings, complete, for $410,440. Extra to finish wharf at Ohcs tertown, $1,560; deducting for work ul ready done, $16,000 ; leaving the sum of $405,000, to be paid as follows :—$162, 000 in cash ; Kent County Bonds at par, $81,000; First Mortgage Bonds, $102, 000. This proposition was not acted up on. Next, was a proposition from Hay den & Co. of Baltimore, to construct the road in Kent, 35 miles, for $560,00(1, with 451b. iron, ware and station houses, tank-houses, platforms, frogs, sidings, and all to be completed in nine months from beginning of work, which was to be with in fifteen days from the time of signing the contract, payments to be made ns follows : Cash, $150,000; County Bonds, at par, $88,000 ; balance, first mortgage Bonds $75 to $100, $322,000, company retain ing fifteen per cent, as the work is done by sections, and approved by the engineer, Mr. Wiugate. This proposition being be fore the Board, a resolution was offered by Abel J. Rees that it be accepted, and that the Secretary, G. T. Westcott, be au thorized to inform Hayden & Co. and re (|Ucstthcm to be at Chcstcrtuwu on thc5lh of November to contract for the same, and that the committee eousist of the Presi dent, Isaac Parsons, T. W. Eliason, Win. Stevens, and William Spry, and the report of said committee to be laid before tile next meeting of the Board for confirma tion or rejection. The resolution was adopted, by a vote of seven to four, as fol lows : Ayes—Abel J. ltees, Win. Stevens, Hobt. Nickerson, Win. Spry, Isaac Parsons, Win. Janvier, Wm. B. Wilmer. Nays— Samuel W, Spencer, T. W. Eliason, Titos. J. Shalloross, J. B. Fcniiiiorc. Board thou adjourned to meet on Friday, the 6th of November, at 10 o'clock, A. the for propositions for the eonstruction of <1 were laid before them. One from New New St. Smv Ci St. Mt. The M. Instruction in French. —Miss C. W. Thorpe, of Maryland, proposes to instruct a class in French, if such cun ho formed in Middletowu. She is an accomplished French scholar, and can give the most sat isfactory testimonials of her qualification Her system of teaching is by reading and conversation, the most successful method that can he employed, as Miss T. conver ses fluently in the Freuch language, and thus >ts her pupils in acquiring a pro per pronunciation. Her terms will he moderate. Persons desirous of pursuing this study may leave their names with Dr. G. G. Chamberlaine, or at the office of the Transcript, X« Religious. —One of the greatest revi vals that ever took place on the Smyrna Circuit is now going on at Union M. K. Church, near Gregg, pastor. It has been iu progress about six weeks, without any signs of abatement up to the present. Seventy conversions are reported, including some of the most prominent men in the neigh borhood. A revival meeting is also being held at Van Dyke's Selioolhousc, in tile same neighborhood, at which there have been six or seven conversions .—Smyrna Times. Railroad Affairs.-—W e clip the fol lowing items from our Eastern Shore of Maryland exchanges;— The Dorchester and Delaware Railroad is completed to East New Market, and con struction trains are running from that point to Seaford. The Maryland and Delaware railroad is under contract to he completed to Easton, Md. by the first of February. It is said the cars on the Md. and Del. railroad will commence runuing to Hills borough this week. The new railroad will pass through Kennedy ville, Kent county, Md. and certain enterprising gentlemen of that locatily are preparing to avail themselves of the advantages likely to ensure to their town when the railroad shall be comple ted. This is right, and shows that the intelligent people of that plaoo are ulive to their own and the public interest. Trottino Rack.— A trotting mutch will take plaoo oyer the Warwick Course, on Wednesday next, November, 11th, at 2 o'clock, P. M. between John Hall's Bay horse, and William Bowman's Brown Colt, for a purse of one hundred aud seventy-five dollars. There has been a much greater breadth of stock ground sown to wheat, this fall, than usual. The oats crop has been so general a failure, that our farmers will devote a very few acres to this grain the ensuing Spring, G. Vickers and R. Hynson, Esqs. trus te s, have sold the Gemmill ftirm, in Kent county, Md. containing about 262 acres, to Mr. Joseph W. Webb, at $61 per acre. Rishop Lee, of this diocese, will visit St. Anne's, on Sunday the 16th inst. when persons desirous of confirmation are expected to atteud. Cornelius J. Scott, Esq. of Galena, Kent county Md. has a lylack bush in his garden iu full bloom. Charles T. Stratton, Esq has purchased the dwelling house and lot of J. M. Enos, in Odessa. \ Blackbird, Rev. W. B. ; to ; a so he I on tlie to Manufacturers have for years been look ing for a substitute for rags, as a material for paper. It is said to have been found at last in Esparto grass. Paper made from this grass is much used in England. The London Times is printed on it. is Gen. Butler was greeted at Lowell Wed nesday evening by some 3,000 of his con stitucptR, to whom he made a speech. : A. Delaware Rail Road. —We publish the following rates of fare over this road, for the information of our readers : FROM MIDDLETOWN TO New York city, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Lazaretto, Chester, Thurlow, Linowood, Clayniont, Holly Oak, Bellevue, Wilmington, Moody's, Hare's Corner, New Castle, State Road, Bear, 4.85 : Canterbury, 2.90 Plymouth, 1.50 Felton, 1.49 Harrington, 1.39 Farmington, 1.39 Greenwood, 1.30 Bridgevtlle, 1.30|Cannons, 1.25,Seafbrd, 1.2o Laurel, 1.05 llelinnr, l.OOj Salisbury, 95 Fork town, RSiKden, 75iPrincess Anno, 05, Westover, Delaware Junction, GO Kingston, St. Georges, Mount Pleasant, Townsend, Blackbird, Sassafras Road, Olayton, Smv 1.30 1.30 1.35 1.55 1.65 1.80 2.00 2.10 2.45 2.70 2.80 2.90 3.00 3.20 3.35 3.50 3.60 3.70 45 Marion, HO Hopewell, 30 (Yisfielil, 40 Houston, 55 Milford, 3. .or 2.15 GO Lincoln, 2.25 7() Kllendaie, 70 C.eoiyetown, 85 Pittsville, 2.4. r IJreuford, Moor ton, Duponts, Dover, 2 . 3. ille, l.oo St. Martins, l.i O Berlin, 1.25 ! 05 Whale 3.50 3.0» den, Willow Grove Ci 3.80 FROM WILMINGTON TO Moodys, Hare's Corner, New Castle, State Hoad, Bear, Del. Junction, St. Georges, Mt. Pleasant, Middletown, Townsend, Blackbird, 20|Cantcrhury, 25 Plvmouth, 30j Felton, 45 Harrington, 2 05 2 05 2 10 2 30 2 40 551 Farmington, 2 • ; 75 Bridgeville, 90 C 1 05jSeaford, 1 20 j Laurel, 1 30 Del mar, 1 40 Salisbu.y, 1 45 ! Fork town, 1 55 ; Eden, 1 50. Princess Anne, 1 60, Westover, 1 70 Kingston, 1 751 Marion. 2 70 2 80 2 90 3 05 3 3«» 3 40 's, .Sassafras, :: 5 (May ton, Smy Bren lord, Moorton, Dupont, Dover, Camden, Willow Grove, 3 60 3 80 3 95 4 10 4 20 1 85 Hopewell, 4 30 4 35 2 00 Crislield, . Electoral Vote. The following is the result for l'resi dent in all the States : »RESIDENT, 1864. , M'l'k'llan, Lincoln. Kiwi. PRESIDENT, ,-1868 Seymo , G Rati. Dein. 5 California... Connecticut. Delaware.... Illinois. Indiana. 0 .0 6 6 0 0 3 0 .3 0 16 16 0 .6 13 0 13 .0 8 8 0 0 3 Kansas. Kentucky. Maine. Maryland. .Massachusetts Michigan. Minnesota. Missouri. Alabama. Arkansas. Florida.. Georgia. Louisii Nebraska Nevada.. 3 Ü 0 0 1 11 0 0 u 7 7 0 0 12 12 0 0 0 8 8 0 0 4 4 .0 11 11 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 ü 0 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 9 he of 0 0 ,7 0 0 3 3 0 0 3 0 .0 5 0 1 lanipsh 5 0 7 0 Jersey New York.. Ohio. Oregon. X« 0 0 33 0 33 21 21 0 .0 3 0 0 0 svl 26 20 0 .0 K. of held been fol of is con that is Del. and that their the to will on at Hall's aud fall, so will the trus Kent acres, acre. visit inst. are in Enos, Rhode Island 4 0 4 Ü 10 .0 0 0 \ erniont,. t Virgiuia,..0 0 0 5 5 0 5 B. w 8 0 8 North ( ol 0 0 u »South Carolina..0 6 0 0 Total. Necessary to 78 189 21 21Ü choice 148. The Next House os Representatives. —That it is eminently desirable that there should be a tw,o-thirds radical majority in the next House of Representatives there can be no doubt. It is as importuut for General Grant that this should he so as it would have been for Governor Seymour had he been elected. The New York World has figured up the result in all the States for Congress which have so far held elections, and as it is known that gains of members by the democrats have been made in severnl States, including one member in Maryland, it undertakes to show that the republicans are shorn of their two thirds power. Its recapitulation and com parison of the House in the present and next Congress is as follows : 40th Congress. 41st Congress. Republicans.162 133 Democrats 52 I Republican maj..110 In the above recapitulation the following States which have yet to elect Represent tivesin Congress, arooxcludcd: Now Hamp shire and Connecticut. As, however, several seats in different States, where the Democratic majorities are small, are to be contested, tho ropub eans may finally exclude a sufficient num ber of opponents for their own purposes.— Balt. Sun. 58 The London Journals of Thursday com ment variously on the election of Grant. The Telegraph thinks the Democrats rich ly deserved defeat, and says they should have nominated Chase instead of Seymour. The Daily News says the Americans are weary of their last two years' experience, and demand a strong government. The Standard charges the Republican party with the suppression of the freedom of vo ting in several States, the enfranchisement of hundreds of thousands of ignorqqt blacks, and the disfranchisement of nearly ali the Southern people. This state of things, to gether with its control ofppblic patronage, its possession of the polls and its notorious abuse of the power, made the Democrats fight at a terrible disadvantage. Standard tfiipks if the Democrats had nom inated General McClellan they might have succeeded. The Times sgys that although the Democrats are beaten they are yet powerful, and must greatly influence the Government. Thc Large Yield of Potatoes. —The St. Michaels Comet says:—-Mr. Jeremiah Har rison raised this year, from one potato, 240 potatoes, 141 of which are as fine, market able tubers as we ever saw. Tlie variety is a new one in this section known as the "California Mercer." look found made Savannah is still excited over negro dif ficulties. A band of negroes have been seen near the city armed with new United States muskets. Wed con The Rail Road Tax. publish below, the reply of the State Treasurer to Mr. Hinckley, con cerning the ten cent tax on passengers. The Treasurer intimates that the State will insist upon the payment of the tax and contest the matter in the courts. It is known that the Railroad Company are acting upon the counsel of some of the best legal advisers in the State, and it is needless to speculate upon what will be the result, as time will develop it. In the meanwhile property holders are anx ious to know what is coming next if the Company carries its point—some means must be provided to pay the State debt and the interest on the bonds. In view of the straits to which the State may be put, it is hinted that the lottery men will take advantage of it and make another effort to get a lottery bill through the Legislature, by offering the State a large bonus. We Letter from State Treasurer ('lark, In reply to President Hlnekley. Treabii k State Oei.awarf. Office Huber UMlIi, 1808. Dover, Isaac Hinckley, Esq. President Philadel phia, Wilmington, aud Baltimore Kail road Company : Sut: 1 have received your communica tion dated the 1st iust. notifying me that tlie corporation of which you are Presi dent had. by their Board of Directors, resolved ' ' to cease collecting the Dela ware State tux of ten cents per passenger, on and after the 1st of November, 1808 excepting from those passengers transpor ted from one station to another iu the State of Delaware only." Had your letter reached me through the mails, its reception would have been promptly acknowledged ; hut its delivery agent of your own selection ren dered, iu uiy judgement, an answer un I do not now conceive that by necessary either courtesy to you or any duty im posed by the relation I sustain to the State, as its Treasurer, renders it incumbent on me to reply to mil justified in believing, from its subse quent publication in the papers of the State (not by my act,) was intended more for the public eye than for my own in formation. While no duty imposes the obligation to reply to your letter, I may bo pardoned from expressing my surprise and regret at tho threatened resistance, by your company to the just authority of the State, which has generously fostered all the railroad companies within her limits. I am aware of the existence of communication which I no law of this State imposing a tax upon any passenger, or requiring the corpora tion you represent, or any other railroad company, to collect any tax from any pas senger in transit, or otherwise. The law of 1864, to which you allude, and against which your proposed resis tance is to he made, imposes a tax on your company, and all other railroad com panies within the State, and measures the tax to be paid by the number of passen 10 carried. This law nowhere " imposes upon y<u the ungracious task" of collecting any portion of this tax from any passenger, qur " subjects you to the unpleasant criti cism and severe censure of the entire trav eling community." Such sufferings, tiny have existence, are self-imposed. The tax of which you complaiu, is your share of the public burtheus, as appor tioned to you by the legislative power of the State, and can he lightened or removed only by an exorcise of the sunie power which imposed it. It will certainly not he pretended that the share of the public burthen imposed upon your company either exorbitant or unjust, and the de termination of your coin pan)' to disregard the law imposing it, manifests a spirit inexcusable insubordination to the right ful authority of the State. In view of the injury which may result to the financial credit of the State of Dela ware, I shall regret if your company shall carry into effect your resolve to set at defi ance the legislative power of the State, and refuse obedience to hor laws, by with holding from the treasury the taxes laid by law upon your property. But if you are prepared to risk the forfeiture of your company's charter, and subject yourselves to the other penalties incident to a viola tion of the laws of the State, then in such event, the proper officers will, in the course of their duty, see that these laws are duly enforced, the credit of the State protected from assault, and the power of the State fully vindicated. It is my official duty to receive all mon ey made payable to me by the laws of the State, and to communicate all defaults the proper officers. I cannot be relieved from this duty by any construction your company or their legal counsel may see to put upon the Statutes of the State ten ding to render them nugatory, nor çan allow any effect upon my action to caused by your elaborate argument and unjustifiable imputations of had faith against the Legislature of 1864, charging them—as you do—with violation of the State's contracts, ; nor the counter assur ance of the "spirit of kindness and concil iation" to the people of this State, with which you, somewhat oddly, couple such charges. Due consideration will doubt less he given to both by the Legislature its next session. Your letter has been widely published —not, I repeat, by my act—and I regret to observe that your hint contained in it "leaving the question for the present tween THE PEOPLE OF DELAWARE AND their Legislature" has been dqly caught at by a partisan press, and made à theme of party politics in the midst of an excited canvass. 8« to Whilst our present laws are pi)repealed by the Legislature, I shall consider them binding op all persons and property within their jurisdiction. Your obedient servant, WM. J. CLARKE, Treasurer of the State of Delaware. Five desperadoes were hanged near Gil mor, Nebraska, on Friday by a vigilance committee. Specimens of canal coal have been ceived in Washington front Alaska. There are 2,060 registered voters Kent County and 2,291 in Quocn Anne's. Item« of News. Miss Mary Sanford, a young lady liv ing in détroit, received several anonymous letters lately, requesting a private inter view at 8 P. M. at a certain street corner. Curious to ferret out the writer, Miss San ford, in company with a gentleman friend, repaired to the selected corner last Mon day evening, her companion taking the opposite side of the street shortly before coming to the rendezvous. When nearly there, an uuknowu man jumped from the shadow of a fence, and gave her several savage cuts with a razor. Her protector sprang to the rescue, and the assailant fled. Miss Sanford, whose injuries are uot severe, is an heiress, aud it is suspec ted that some of her relatives seek to mur der her. A shocking murder was committed on Monday night, Oct. 19th, in Washington county, Md. on the person of Mr. Andrew Rowland, a farmer about fifty years of age, who had his temple mashed in with a club, as he lay asleep in his bed, between 1 and 2 o'clock on tliut night, by some one unknown. A young man named Lewis Snyder, and Mrs. Rowland, wife of the deceased, have been arrested and lodged in jail. Several additional shocks of earthquake have occurred at San Francisco since mid night of Saturday, and one at 7.15 on Sunday morning, being of considerable duration. The loss by the former shocks is estimated variously at from $3,600,000 to $2,000,000. Considerable damage was also done throughout the State by the pre vious shocks, except in the southern por tion, where the disturbance was slight. A riot occurred in New Orleans on Sat urday night, growing out of collision be tween colored and Democratic clubs, which were parading at the same time. Fire arms were freely used, and three whites and six negroes were killed. Several oth ers were wounded on both sides. The ri oters dispersed on the appearance of a mil itary force. A letter from Nevada tells the most ex traordinary stories of silver ore there found in large bodies in a chloride state assaying from $350 to $2,700 per ton. Large quantities arc said to be daily raised that will work, by the ordinary wet mill process, from $450 to $3,000 per ton, while selections will run higher up than the thousands. In the case of Wooley and Kimberly against Gen. Butler, at Baltimore, Judge Dobbin, in the Superior Court, has refus ed to vacate the summons against Butler on the ground that members of Congress arc not exempt from civil process, the dis regard of which would not subject them to attachment or other molestation. A terrible accident occurred on Hudson River Railroad, near Albany, N. Y. on Friday night. Two cars were thrown from the track, by a broken rail, and forty per sons injured, many of them seriously. Two persons died almost immediately uftcr they were taken from the wreck. A grief-stricken father in Iowa had the body of his little daughter, who had died and been buried in his absence, exhumed, that he might take a last look at her loved face. its face in the coffin, with both little hands clutched in tho hair—evidently buried alive. Three New York thieves the other day drove off a wagon in which were fourteen trunks, containing $6,000 worth of cloth ing belonging to Mr. Black, of Ball & Black. 1'liiB was done in a crowded street, in the middle of the afternoon, while the driver left the team for a minute. I The body was found turned upon The widow McClintock farm, in Venan go county, Pa. yields over 300 barrels of oil per day. This is the farm formerly owned by Johnny Steele, the petroleum prodigal. In 1862 it yielded over 1,000 barrels per day. The G overnment troops in Cuba have been successful in their movements agaiust the insurgents. The insurrection is said to he confined to a small district in the in terior. The rest of the island is quiet. On Sunday the one hundredth anniver sary of John street Methodist Episcopal church, in New York, was celebrated. President Roberts, of Liberia, was among those who delivered addresses. Several families who have spent the summer at Dunbarton, New Hampshire, remained to admire the woods in autumn, and on Saturday last took a sleigh ride and had a merry time. A battle between the regular troops and the insurgents, on Contra Maistre river, in Cuba, is reported. The insurgents were defeated, but carried away their kill ed and wounded. When the Pacific railroad is opened to San Francisco, it is proposed to put upon the line a "honeymoon car," for the ex press use of bridal parties. Eight boys ware poisoned on Saturday, Concord, N. H. by eating Indian tur nips in mistake for artichokes. Two of the boys have died. At the Riverside Park, near Boston, on Friday, the horse John Stewart trotted twenty miles iu 59 minutes and 23J sec onds. Ladies arc beginning to adorn their notepaper with small photographs of them selves instead of with monograms. An industrious colored man near Mil ledgevillc, Georgia, has made $1,200, profit on his crop this season. Two ladies suffering with the "Grecian Bend" were recently hooted from the streets of Montreal. A fond mother in Cincinnati broke her arm while spanking a disobedient infant the other day. T|ip report that the National Intelligen cer is about to change hands is denied by that paper. John C. Breckinridge was one of the invited guests at a recent agricultural fair in Canada. They have a theatre in San Francisco in which a dramatic company of Chinamen at orses are cheap in some parts of Aus tralia, ten cents apiece being asked, with few bidders. In Vienna they have a theatre, the tire company and orchestra of which women. The prairie fire in Iowa still rages fierce ly. It has done immense damageto farm A gentleman of eighty-five, in Maine, rttecntly led to the altar a bride of eighty. en are era. in " Let us Haye Peace." —A lending New York Journal that hoB supported General Grant for the presidency, refers on Wednesday to this motto of his, and says. ''We look now to see these words converted into acts—to see the olive branch substituted for the sword in the Southern States, negro supremacy quietly superse ded, and such measures adopted as will create harmony out of discord in that ge nial and fruitful comprised in the portion of our country States now suffering from a mistaken and vindictive policy. We look also, and hopefnlly, to this, that after the 4th of March next there will be a check put upon the monstrous corruption* which prevail in all the departments of the gov ernment, that ecouomy shall succeed ex travagance in the disbursement* of the public funds, that the public debt shall be reduced as rapidity as possible, and that the taxes which press upon the people shall be made more easy to bear." A battle has taken place in Panama be tween the forces of General Correoso r President of the State, and the Conserva tives under Velarde, in which the latter were defeated. Mrs. Lincoln arrived in Paris Wednes day last. DIED. In Thoroughfare Neck, in this county, Oc tober 28th. Amanda, wife of Alimhnm Hayden,. Jr. and daughter of Jacob C. Van Dyke, agett 20 years. TUB MARKETS, MIDDLETOWN MARKET. Wheat, prime red Corn yellow. " white. $2 00 > 1 12 . ! 15. .40 («50 . 4 25 . 9 00 25 cts ^ dozen 45(«)50 cts. lb 14@16 14 " " 11 Oats. Timothy »Seed. Clover »Seed. Butler. Chickens ( Live Spring ) Lard. Hogs. Beef. Hams. Sides.. »Shoulders. Potatoes. 10(015 " 11 18<S20 " " TMn 25 " " 199.20 " " 16(a) 18 " " 75(«;90 f* tiuslid PHILADELPHIA. Prime red wheat. Corn, new yellow. Oats. $2 00(n.2 15. 72(S75., .-!<> , WILMINGTON. Wheat red. Corn. Oats. Flour. $2 25 1 27 $11 50(a). 12 00 DEAFNESS, BLINDNESS, and CATARRH; treated with the utmost success, by J. Isaacs M. D. and Professor of Disease of tli Ear, in the Medical College of Pennsylvania, 12* years experience, (formerly of Leyden, Holland.), No. 805 Arch Street, Phila. Testimonials can he seen at his office. The medical faculty arc in-, vited to uccompnny their patients, as secrets in his practice. Artificial eyes inserted L without pain. No charge for examination. di Eye he has no, VALUABLEFARM IN QUAKER NECK AT PUBLIC SALE. T HE subscriber, finding it inconvenient to at tend to his Farm in Quaker Neck, Kent coun ty, Maryland, and his professional a ml public du tice, will offer it at Public Bale, on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER, 24M, 1868,. At Eleven o'clock, A. M. AT THE VOSHELL HOUSE, in Chester town.. It Contains about 356 Acres, and is nhout four miles from Chester town ; is di vided into six fields, and is under good fencings The land has been limed. There are tral PEACH ORCHARDS, in bearing, containing in the aggregate about: 3,000 Trees. A Pear Orchard of about 150 Trees of Standard and Dwarf, in. bearing. 200 Apple Trees, Dwarf and Standard,. about nine years old, beginning to bear fruit.. Also an older oredard. THE DWELLING condition ; KITCHEN HUILIMNGS in a goon state of repair. Tile landing is a good one on Chester River.. The Wood is ample for the F Upwards of one hundred bushels of Wheat has .-tied with a good Fertilizer. The purcha- ser will l.e entitled to the growing crop. Poa- the first of January next. ; OUT I session giv Mr. John C. Money, the tenant, will show the premises to any who may call. THE TERMS OF SÄLE ARE: One-sixth of the purchase money in four months, and the Balance in six annual and equal instalments from the first day of January next, with interest from that time. The terms may be varied if they shall not salt any one dis posed to purchase. GEORGE VICKERS. Chestertown, Nov. 7, 1868—te. A Desirable Farm at Publio Sale. T HE undersigned ns Agent and Attorney for' Thomas A. Meredith, will sell at Public Sale to the highest bidder, on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER, 24th, 1868,. at half past Eleven o,clock, A. M. at the Voshell House in Chestertown, a FARM lying on the Chester River, containing 186 Acres, a Roods, A 11 Perches, adjoining the lands of W. T. Spry and J. F. New ish 1 » Esq. There are Five Fields, under fair Qf diqiqy fencing. The soil in good and pro^üces grain well; a small portion is adapted to the raising of vegetables, Ac. Clover grows finely. The DWELLING is a good One-Story Frame, in good condition, with two rooms below and; two above. A good Kitchen is attached. There is a Stable, Corn House, and Granary ; also, a sufficiency of wood for the farm, which lies near Chesterville, and is convenient to Schools, Churches and daily Mail. Mr. Thomas A. Meredith, who resides on the farm, will show it to whoever may call. The Terms are one-fourth Cash ; two-fifths of the balance on the 1st day of January, 1870—One-' half of the residue on the 1st of January, 1871— and the balance on the 1st of January, 1872. GEORGE VICKERS, Agent A Att'y for Thos. A. Meredith. Chestertown, Nov. 7, 1868—ts. Flour, Meal and Feed. WM. H. MYERS, BRICK AI ILLS, New Cast'e Coiinty, Del. H AVING put his Mill in complete repair, ia prepared to Grind all kinds of Grain and to'. Manufacture Flour, Meal, Buckwheat, Rye, Milk [[red. Ac. all of which lie wiH deliver to order 1 FOR CASH. FLOUR, MEAL, FEED, Ac. Always ou hand. He solicits a share of the public patronage. November 7,1868—tf.