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The telegraph brings ui intelligence,
from all points, of the magnificent meteor
ic display which occurred on the night of
the 13th iost. The sublime spectacle was
witnessed in all parta of this country aud
in England. Observations were made at
Oxford University, England ; at Washing
ton, D. C. ; at Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; at
Hartford, Connecticut ; in the city of New
York; in Richmond, at Fortress Monroe,
in New Jersey, at Charleston, South Car
olina ; in New Orlcaus, and in San Fran
cisco. Everywhere much the same aspect
was presented by these phenomena of the
henvena, which transcended, on this occa
sion, all exhibitions of the kind which have
been observed since the very remarkable
one iu 1832.
It was our good fortuno to witness that
of Saturday morning last. We awoke at
2.45, A. M. and gazed upon tho scene for
a few minutes from our chamber window.
But. desiring to have a bettor view of the
extraordinary spuotacle, we wrapped up
warmly in an overcoat und sallied out Into
the frosty air. The morning was exceed
ingly favorable for the observation. A
perfect calm prevailed, and not a cloud ob
structed the view. The hoar frost whiten
ed the ground and glittered in the star
light from every object around us. We
proceeded down the railioud, beyond the
town, so that the houses might not ob
struct our vision. Wc cannot analyze our
feelings as we stood there, alone, in the
quiet and hush of those stilly hours, ga
zing upon the sublime and beautiful spec
tacle before us. The "front of heaven
was full of fiery shapes," and we beheld
them with awe, admiration and wonder,
We did uot attempt to eount them, for
their number was too great, and they came
in such rapid succession that it was alto
gether impracticable. They differed iu
magnitude, from the faintest and most
evanescent coruscation of light, to the blu
xing meteor, which shot athwart the heav
cus emitting a vari-colorcd light above the
brightness of the largest rockets, and leav
ing behind a nebulous train which lasted
from fifteen to twenty minutes, curling
and wreathing itself into many fantastic
shapes before it finally faded from the vis
ion. At one time we saw three of those
stupendous meteors darting across the
heavens at the same instaut, emitting light
sufficient to read the smallest print. At
another time we saw a very large one,
double-headed, or with two nuclei, which
exhibited red, blue, and purple light ; aud
the nebula which remained, was also dou
ble-headed, and took the form of the letter
U. This peculiar appearance lasted for
twenty minutes. Its position was a few
degrees above the western horizon, just
below the Pleiades. Several of these neb
ulous trains were serpentine, and one took
the form of the letter A. This change of
shape in the trains was probably owing to
currents in tho uppor air. At one time u
pale meteor made its appearance, apparent
ly at an immense height, near the zenith,
and floated slowly dowu tike a feather, but
expired at a much greater nltitude than
the reBt. Sometimes there would be an in
termission of a minute or two, when not
one could be seen, and then they would
suddenly burst forth, simultaneously, from
nil points of the compass. Evor and anon
there came up from the horizon's utmost
verge flushes from passing meteors below
the line of vision, which resembled the
gleam of lightning from some far-off thun
der-cloud . The general course of the me
teors was from south-east to north-west.
We counted four which took a due north
direction, and several took a north-easter
ly course, while only one went towards
the south. Nearly all the larger meteors
exhibited variegated colors. This strange
and striking display presented a scene, the
tout cneemUc of which was grand and uiag
nifioent beyond description. These pyro
technics of the skies cast for into the shade
tho mimic offorts of man, compaicd with
which his greatest and most brilliant exhi
bitions " pale their ineffectual fires." We
would not have misBcd the sight for any
reasonable consideration, and shall proba
bly uevor look upon its like again, though
wo could wish to view once more
" These meteors, prodigies, and signs,
l'resnges und tongues of heaven."
For upwards of two hours we gazed up
on the sublime and wildering soene, and
drank deeply of its inspiration. We
thought of the sentiment of Beattie, and
of Thomson :—
" Renounce that impious selfesteem
That aims lo trace the secret of the skies,
For thou art hut of dast."
" This is thy work Almighty Providence I
Whose power, beyond the reach of human thought,
Revolves the orbs of empire ; bids them sink
Deep fit tbe deadening night of thy displeasure,
Or rise majestic o'er a wondering world."
''Tub Democratic Almahao" published
RMioally by Y an Evrie, Horton A Co. New
York, will bn Issued, for the coming year,
I8ti9, about tbe 1st of January. . It will
contain the official returns of all the States
and a large amount of political informa
rio». Single copies by mail 20 cents.
One hundred copies by express fl2.
Ko IaoaoKKT medical advertisements are in
serted in either the GonaiacuL or Delaware
Tribune. In this we stand alone in Kew Castle
No, no, Messieurs of the Commercial,
not quite alone. We will admit nothing
of the kind into our columns. There is
filth and obscenity enough in the world,
without having it perpetually thrust under
the eye of the public in our newspapers.
We have rejected enough of this sort of
advertising to have filled all our columns.
Only week before last, we rejected one for
which we were offered forty dollars. We
see these publications in nearly all our
exchanges, but we will not publish them.
We prefer to fill the space they would oc
cupy with interesting and instructive rea
ding matter. We think there is some
thing due to subscribers, ns well as adver
tisers, and we do not feel disposed to serve
one to the detriment of the other. Our
paper gocB into the hands of youth, beauty
and innocence, whose sense of modesty
and propriety will nevef be shocked by
the publication of such indecency in thane
columns. We think the newspaper pub
lisher is an responsible for the moral tone
of his paper, ns be is for his own individ
ual conduct. Indeed, he ought to be
more so ; for wltijp his personal conduct
is brought to the observation of n very
limited circle of people, his paper is read
by thousands, and the virus of its evil in
fluence, where it is evil, is spread far and
wide in Boclety. Would that there were
a more general appreciation of their re
sponsibilities by newspaper publishers.
Society would be benefited by it.
4 Not only indecent medical advertise
ments are rejected from these columns,
but all publications intended to humbug
the public, and thus put money in the
purBe of artful and designing knaves.
There are scores and hundreds of such,
who are willing to pay the press liberally
for their advertisements,,because they find
their profit in it. These publications arc
sent out chiefly through city advertising
agencies, and we have refused to publish
whole columns of them within the last
few mouths There is a oertain degree of
confidence awarded by the unwary and
incxpericnoed to every thing they see
published in the columns of their favorite
newspaper, hence they are the more easily
imposed upon by these designing knaves,
and indirectly robbed of their money.
For instance, we turn to one of our neigh
boring exohanges, and clip the following
from its advertising columns :
WoNDtarm._How either sex may instantly
gain the undying love of any person they choose.
The single, married, the married hnppy, and
wiki in Tims. Simple, harmless and sure. Also,
Journal of love, Secret of Success, How to Get
Rich, etc. All mailed free for 20 cents. 100,000
These and similar humbugs, much
more specious, abound in all the papers,
but we will not publish them atany price,
because it would be an imposition upon
our readers.
The National Intelligencer, of Monday,
devotes a two column panegyric to Thad
deus Stevens ! What next? We think
the Republicans have cause to fear that
the Democrats will turn them out of house
and home, and lay claim, not only to all
iheir property, but to all their public men.
A certain part of them have already laid
claim to Chase and Grant, and are now
about to lay hands upon the defunct
Stevens! We have come to the conclu
sion that a drastic cathartic is greatly
needed for the future health of the Dem
ocratic party. It needs a powerful .pur
ging, undoubtedly. Wc want no better
evidence than bas recently beeil' afforded,
that " they are not all Israel who are of
The Cecil Whig made its appearance
again, on Saturday last, after but one
weeks suspension on accouut of the fire.
The editor has evinced groat energy and
industry iu refitting his office, and re
suming the publication of his paper. He
thinks the fire was the work of an incen
dary ; but we should think him wrong in
that conclusion. A more probable sup
position is, that there were matches about
the establishment, which were probably
ignited by mioe. We narrowly escaped
being burnt outin that way, once, ourself.
Now foe It. —On the first day of the next
session, Congressman Kelley, of Penn
sylvania, will introduce a constitutional
amendment providing for universal suff
rage in all the States.
Republicans who are opposed to negro
suffrage, and deuied during the campaign
that their party favored It, will now be
able to see what their party is driving at.
The Cambridge Democrat, says the
meteoric display, as witnessed in that
place, ia described as grand.
The Cask or Mb. Davis,— »Many inqui
ries are made as to whether Mr. Davis
will have to appear before the United
States Cirouit Court on the fourth Monday
uf this month. Such is the condition of
his reoognizanoe, but it is by no means
oertain that he will personally appear. If
Mr. O'Conner and Mr. Evarts, who rep
resent respectively the accused and the
Government, deem his personal appear
ance ueoessary, it is agreed that he shall
be informed by telegram oyer the cable.—
Richmond Dispatch.
Lawrence, Mass, employs 25,000 facto
ry girls.
time when the sad condition of the roads
and the general failure to have them pro
perly repaired is eliciting much comment,
we may note with satisfaction any arrange
ment that promises the slightest benefit.
As such we reoognise with pleasure an im
provement suggested by E. \V. Lockwood,
Esq. of Fredenoktown, for the venting of
streams across the road without resouroe
to the limb-breaking old trunks and woo
den bridges which are such an annoyance
to the travellers and a source of such con
stant expense to the oounty authorities.
Mr. L. has put in at three different places
between Ceollton and Warwick, terra cot
ta pipes twelve inches in diameter, and suf
ficiently below the bed of the road to se
cure them against danger of breuking by
the weight of the heaviest teams. He
guarantees them against accident or fail
ure for ten years. The first cost is very
little above the cost of a wooden trunk,
and the adadvantages aro many. By their
use, the invariable jolt in going over the
bridge is nvoided, and the road made as
smooth as though no water passage was
below it. Then it can need no annual re
pairs, and its durability will distance com
parison. From our observation of these
drains, we are disposed to endorse them,
and earnestly suggest to the County Com
missioners that a great many low places in
roads now so noisome to travellers may be
in a great measure remedied by the intro
duction of theBC terra cotta pipes .—Cecil
Violent Assault. —Mr. Samuel Dick
erson, who resides on Samuel Thompson's
farm, near Pivot Bridge, Cecil county,
Md. was violently assaulted and beaten on
Saturday night last, by n negro ntnn, who
knocked him down with a stick, and beat
him over tho head severely. Mr. Dicker
sou was going home from Mr. Charles A.
Bryan's store, and as he approached Jiis
own gate lie met the negro man, with
whom he interchanged a word or two
about the frostiness of the weather. In
stantly the negro dealt him a severo blow
across the small of the back, which caused
him to fall upon his knees, when the negro
followed up his blows over the head and
face of Mr. Dickerson, in quick succes
sion. The Infer was nearly insensible,
but his cries of " murder," caused his
wife to rush out of the house with a light
in her hand, when the negro, thinking he
would be identified, probably, took to his
heels, but left his club and a mitten lying
upon the ground, by which it was hoped
he I odd be identified. A colored man
named James Sadler, living on the farm of
Mr. John Jones, in this county, was arres
ted on Sunday evening, but as Mr. D.
could not identify him he wus discharged.
Wild Gkebi_ Od Tuesday afternoon,
10th inat. as we were crossing tho Sus
quehanna river in the afternoon train for
Philadelphia, a flock of wild geese, fifteen
or twenty in number, were flying along
close to tbo bridge, just above tbe surface
of tbe water, crossing the river towards
Havre de Grace. They were flying very
slow, and seemed weary and anxious to
alight. We thought that Havre dc Grace
was a strange place for weary wild-fowl
to pause for rest, as there arc some hun
dred expert marksmen resident in that
town, who make their living by gunning'
and fishing,—principally by duck shooting
in tbe fall of the year, and by tbe shad
and herring fisheries in the Spring. Hardly
had these reflections passed through our
mind, when, bang, bang, went the fow
ling pieces. We heard the reports, but
could not sec what number of these fine
waterfowl were bagged by the gunners.
This is tbe harvest of the Havre de Gra
cions, who about this time are luxuriating
upon canvass-backs, red-bends, black
heads, goese, swan, teal, brant, mallards,
Ac. They ship these wild-fowl, by tho
barrel, to the New York market, and
make their investment in powder and
shot a paying enterprise.
Runaway and Accident.— Messrs.
Hamilton Morton and Benjamin J. Green,
living near Warwick, met with a serious
accident on Tuesday last, in which the lat
ter was considerably injured, and from
which the former made
a narrow escape.
They were seated in a buggy, driving a
pair of spirited horses to Elkton, when, as
they approached Back Creek Mills, the
lories took fright, became unmanageable,
wheeled aud upset tfie buggy, and dashed
off at a furious rate through tbe adjacent
woods. Both gentjemep were tbrowp out,
and the huggy (a new one) was torn to
lieces. Mr. Morton was considerably
iruised, nud Mr. Green sustained fracture
of the collar bone and other injuries. The
horses became ontangled in the woods, and
were caught and sent home. The gentle
men borrowed a horse nnd carriage of C.
C. Carpenter, of Back Creek, and came to
Elkton, where Dr. Ellis administered pro
fessional aid ,—,Cecil Democrat,
We presume it is pot misstating (he
to say that the object of erecting our
poratiou lamps, was to give light in our
streets after night-fall. If this be so,
how is it that they are extinguished some
times as early ap half-pest 8o'clock, which
was the case ou Sunday night last, before
our citizens had got home from church.
Wo hope the Commissioners will give
their lamp-lighter a hint uot to be in
quite so much of a burry fo ' 1 douse hiB
Gov. Saulsbuyy has issued bis procla
mation for the observance of Thanksgiving
day, which occurs on Thursday next, the
20th inat. Divine service will be held iu
the Presbyterian Church of this town, at
10.80 A, M The different congregations
have been invited to unit« on the occasion,
Rev. Dr, McCabe, of St. Ann's, and Rev.
H. Colclazer, of tbe M. E. Churoh, will
assist Dr. Patton in the exercises.
We learn from the Georgetown Journal
that the colored man, who waa severely
beaten iu that town, last week, did not
die as hss been stated, but is likely to re
cover. His name is John Hurley.
On AYednesday last Mr. Peregrine Hen
drickson, of Middle Neck, Cecil county,
lost a horse from lockjaw, occasioned by
cutting the pastern joint with a corn kuifo.
On Saturday morning last, Mr. James
Price, of Sassafras Neck, left home for
Dover, in search of his goods, stolen on
the night of the 22d of October. Arriv
ing at Dover, he procured a search war
rant, and with deputy constable Scot ton,
and two others, proceeded to the house of
one David Jester, white, and found seve
ral articles, amoug them his double-barrel
gun, which he readily
was arrested and lodged in Dover jail.
He then proceeded to the houses of Joseph
Goldsborough and G. W. Dennis, and
found goods in both with his cost mark on
them, and had no difficulty in identifying
them. The last named parties were not
arrested; one of them escaped, and the
other could uot be found. Goldsborongh
and Deunis are farmers, and Jester is said
to be an old offender, expert as a horse
trader and thief. They will be secured.
The goods recovered will amount to over
$100 in value.
identified. Jester
New Ctstle County Court commenced
its November term on Monday. Sheriff'
Richardson gave bond in the sum of $16,
000, and entered upon the duties qf his
office. Several oases of ussault and battery
have been settled during the week, and
half a dozen convicted of larceny and sen
tenced to stripes, imprisonment and resti
tution. Georgians Brown, colored, in
dicted for drowning her child jp Dragon
creek, Red Liop Hundred, in October last
Continued till next term. Samuel A.
Armstrong, whoso house was burnt in
Appoquinimink Hundred, some time since,
and who suspected Joseph and Perry
Hamilton, negroes, of the act, applied for
renewal of the bail of the parties, which
was granted,
Win. Shutc and Garrett Willey, both
living in New Castle Hundred, were ar
rested on Tuesday night last, and lodged
in New Castle jail, charged with stealing
a horse, wagon and harness, from Joseph
B. Shockly, merchant, near Dover, on
the 25th of October last.
Mr. Jacob Richardson, Sheriff cloct of
New Castle county, after taking the usual
oath of office, entered upon his duties on
Monday morning, the following named
gentlemen becoming his sureties ;—-Ben
juuiiu Gibbs, Gideon E. Rothwell, Jacob
Deakyne, Henry P. Redding, James
Doughton, Owen C. Crow.
Sheriff Richardson has appointed Mr.
Tbomus Giffin, his Deputy. He lias acted
in this capacity for some years past.
The farm of Mrs. Susan Foard, on Bo
hemia Manor, Cecil county, Md. is offered
for sale in our advertising columns. The
quality of this form is unsurpassed by
any in this region. It is highly produc
tive, and there is not a foot of waste
land upon it. Such property is not often
thrown into the market.
The appointment of James Nicholson,
Esq. Recorder for New Castle county,
sceniB to give general satisfaction. Mr.
Nicholson is a very courteous gentleman
with whom it will be a pleasure to hold
official intercourse.
The Suhsox Journal says that the corn
crop in portions of that county is short
half tho usual yield.
Vote of Delaware
the Representative In
* as
N. Castle, Co.
1st Ward
342 331
308 313
214 251
159 393
330 415
132 201
461 381
403 294
1st pr't
2d "
1st "
113 329
351 408
186 203
183 284
85 102
286 238
349 410
306 300
219 160
385 112
204 121
214 154
344 290
451 148
5th Ward,
Brandywine, e, d.
Brandywine, w. d.
Mill Creek,
White C. Creek,
New Castle,
Red Lion,
St. Georges,
Kent Cqphty,
Duck Creek,
Little ('reck,
East Dover,
West Dover,
N. Murderkill,
S. Murderkill,
Sussex County,
Cedar Creek,
U. N. W. Fork,
L. N. W. Fork,
Broad Creek,
Little Creek,
Indian River,
Lewes & Rcho'f
254 303
300 431
264 313
210 159
338 228
119 133
208 111
308 313
465 111
4310 4408
4004 4218
56J 340
224 133
33» 200
213 144
288 230
484 222
425 237
235 260
008 284
247 135
338 151
22» 103
325 196
442 230
427 200
250 236
?7ß» 1776
2861 1535
22» 311
252 168
203 187
12» 184
241 154
414 211
428 159
255 218
808 328
»7 180
180 126
218 -137
28J 235
204 123
222 123
153 160
251 145
454 145
481 108
256 184
206 293
122 144
115 118
240 105
S854 2869
3136 1883
Majority, 485 12G
Majority for John A. Nitholson in 1866
Majority for B. T. Biggs in 1868. „
The late elections hare demonstrated ope thing
of the qtinost significance tp ttye futpre of parties
and the future Qf the country. The Democratic
party unquestionably constitute a majority of the
American people, The following table we copy
from the New York World of the 8th instaut in
verification of this gratifying fact :
States voting in 1864
States voting ia 1868, notin 1864. 447,976
State! not voting in 1868....
Disfranchised Democrats,.,.,
verras roa ghaut.
States voting in 1864,.,,,,,.
States voting ip 1668, pot in 1864.
States n#t vptlng to. 1868.....
3, 102,416
Majority for Seymour.
In addition to the wholesale disfran
chizment of Demoeratz, the Republican
party by Congressional enactment enfran
chised 751,000 negroes in the Southern
States, aud to these votes such majorities
as the party has received iu the Southern
States arc solely dge.
far the Middletown Transcript.
Th» Mlddletow» Hall.
Mb. Editob :—With most commenda
ble seal and perseveranoe, the Directors of
the Middletown Hall Company are push
ing forward to completion their handsome
and substantial edifice, and for the beau
tiful architectural style, the substantial
manner of its erection, and its peculiar
adaptation to what all persons must acknow
ledge to be a public necessity, they arc
entitled most fully to the unfeigned grati
tude of every citizen who claims to have
the most meagre particle of town pride.
In the erection of this Hall every man
woman and child of Middletown and vi
cinity are interested, personally ; and it be
comes all who are able, to become so, fi
nancially. Such an improvement bespeaks
to the traveler the presence here of an en
ergetic people, and induces them to halt
and inspect the place with a view of set
tling among us.
Such an improvement has no narrow,
selfish feclipg about it, but upon every
brick and lintel seems written "Fro Bono
Then let our able men nobly go for
ward and take the remaining unsold shares
to say are
uot very heavy) and such of the stockhold
ers as have not met their instalments,
should remember the very great depression
in all branches of trade, and the use of
their money will uphold the hands of the
President and Board and enable them to
purchase for ensh, materials at extremely
tow figures ; besides, it will relieve them
of much anxiety in financiering the matter
But, Mr. Editor, wo congratulate the
Community upon the fact that the erection
of the Town Hall edifice is no longer a
matter of speculation. It is a fact, and
we point them to that beautiful edifice
(beautiful even in its unfinished state) as
it stands there in its magnificent propor
tions, the pride of your town.
It now presents a busy soene, and the
propitiousness of tho Gods reminds one of
the erection of the ancient Temple, when
"it rained not in the day time that the
craftsmen be not-hindered in their work."
Mr, E, Gould, of Wilmington, is there
with a large force of oarpenters, and the
sound of tools of iron is plainly to be heard
as he pushes his part of the work to com
pletion. The entire building is to be
lighted with Gus, and Messrs. Gawthrop
& Bro. of the same city, are about finish
ing the putting in of the requisite gas-pipe
throughout the Hall. Messrs, Green ami
Tyson arc there, with a corps of oruftsmen
each with trowel spreading the plaster; and
Mr. Makens, with his artistic brush, ap
plies with untiring hands the colors that
embellish and preserve, The roof is of
heavy galvanised Iron, and was placed
upon the buildiug by our townsman, Mr.
S. W. Roberts. Every attention has been
paid to the ventilatiou of every room in
the Hall, us well as beating the same. To
Messrs. Reynolds & Son, of Philadelphia,
has been awardod the contract for placing
two of their justly celebrated "Dog House"
Heaters in the busement, which will com
fortably warm the entire structure. The
main Hall will be elegantly fitted up with
banquet-room, ladies and gentlemen's dres
sing rooms, and ticket office adjoining.
Proper attention has been given to the
laws of acooustics, and we predict that not
a better hall can be found upon the peniu
sula for speaking or for vocal music. Be
ing lighted with gus, it will be a most de
sirable room for panoramas or exhibitions
of any kind, while we doubt not our young
friends will eagerly seek it for tripping on
the " light funtustic toe."
The Board has received applications for
most of the rooms already, and from pres
ent prospects they will be able to pay 7
per cent, interest to the stockholders as
soon as the first year of occupancy shall
expire, and we cannot see other thau
an increase upon that, us the reputation of
the Hall becomes known.
The Citizebs National Bank have leased
for a torm of years, the east room on the
first floor, to be used as their banking
house, and it will be handsomely fitted up
in keeping with this prosperous institution.
By this uet they liavo shown much wis
dom, as they will place their Bank direct
ly upop the business thoroughfare of the
town, and will have a most comforta
ble, safe, healthy, and commodious room.
It will also be an embellishment to Main
street, and an addition of considerable im
portance to the Hall.
From the cupola a most magnificent
view of the Delaware river apd the coun
try surrounding the town oan be obtained,
and we doubt not our citizens will often
enjoy the magnificent prospeot when the
building is completed. We learn that the
Directors expect to complete the entire
structure, ready for occupancy, by the
25th of December next.
of stock (which we arc
The Guillksiakt Murder. —The Oen
treville Observer of Tuesday last, says :—
The trial of Martha Starkey, negress, in
dicted for the murder of Reuiy Guillemart
came to a close op Saturday, the Court
rendering a verdict of ''not guilty."
verdict was tbe only ope which the law
and the evidence would warrant, though
there are very few, if any, who think the
woman innocent. All her confessions
were made, it seems, after sho was threat
ened with punishment, and were ruled out
of evidence. There were other circum
stances which pointed styongly to her as
the guilty party, but the chain was not
strong enough to warrant a conviction.
Lynch law is seriously threatened.
The Bunker Hill, I)|iqoia, Gazette says,
in substance, that in a barn attached to a
place where a tavern had been kept for
many years, ip the vicinity uf that town,
the remains of three human beings have
been found buried beneath the ham floor,
and that the skeletons of five other per
sons, supposed to have been murdered,
have been discovered in the neighborhood
of the satne premises. The inn keeper is
suspected of having been engaged in rob
bery and murder for years past. The Ga
zette says he has been arrested, and is now
imprisoned awaiting trial, bail having been
refused him.
Horse oil is used in Parfit a* a dressing
Jbr salads.
Outrage. —Late on Sunday afternoon
last a violent outrage was oommittod by a
negro man on a most estimable married
lady, about five miles northeast of this
place. The lady was so much abused,
and so seriously injured, that up to the
time of writing she has been unable to
give any detailed account of the brutal
conduct of the negro.
This is the fourth or fifth affair of this
kind which has happened in this county
within the past year, in whioh negroes
have been the actors and white women the
sufferers. In this instance, the lady was re
turning from ohnrch, and had left the bug
gy of her husband but a few minutes be
fore this outrageous assault was made
upon her. Her husband, it seems, con
ducts or carries on two farms, and in pas
sing the one on'which be resides, he put
his wife out a few hundred yards from the
dwelling, intending her to walk the bal
ance of the distance, while he drove to his
second farm to see after things there, and
immediately after he had got out of sight
the attack was mode upon her.
On Monday a negro was arrested and
placed in the county jail on suspicion of
being the guilty party, and the lady, hav
ing sufficieutly recovered, has fully iden
tified him as the same who made the as
sault upon her .— Bel Air, Md. Ægis.
On Tuesday, the 3d instant, a most hor
rible crime was committed near Swainsbo
Emanuel county, by a negro named
Pierce Bolding, upon the person of Miss
Wiggins, young ludy of fifteen years, and
the daughter of a respected oitizen of that
county. It appears that she was on her
way to school in the village, when the ne
gro rushed from'thc roadside, knocked her
senseless and accomplished his purpose ;
she was found lying insensible by a pas
ser-by and carried home, and on recovering,
related what had occurred. The officers
of the law apd Qtpers started in pursuit of
the scoundrel and overhauled him near
Snmmerville, in the same county, from
whence he was carried to jail, when lie
confessed having committed the deed.
Thu same night a body of armed men pro
ceeded to the jail, tOQK him out and hung
him. Proviens to his execution, he sta
ted that he and several negroes had form
ed a plan ou that day to violate the person
of several young ladies, who attended
school in the village, but the others over
slept themselves, and he started out slope
and Miss Wiggins was the first ope he
u i o 1 1 — .Somme,/* ( G a , ) New», November 9.
fie PM or Newa.
Quite aq cscitciueut was created in Ra
leigh, N. C. on the 11th tust, by the ar
rival of a wagon train laden with arms.
As they were deposited in the 8tute Arse
nal, it was concluded they were intended
for arming the loyal militia, with a view
to inaugurating a state of affairs similiar
to that iu Tennessee, Arkausas aud Flori
In Tallcgada, Ala. recently, a black ju
ry was empanneled. There were abuqt
ntteeu negroes, tried for vari u P a offences,
each oue of whom on bis trial demanded u
white jury. Tbe colored jurors But iu their
box from Mouduy morning until Saturday
■light without having a sjngle (u\so pubmil
teil to them.
The Wedding of Speaker Colfax with
Miss Nellie Wade took place ou Wednes
day, at Andover, Ohio, the present homo
of Miss Wude, who resides w ith her step
mother, her father aud mother both beiug
dead Miss Wude is tbe niece uf Senator
Tbe Fenian Brotherhood will begin u
general Congress in Philadelphia, on the
24th inst. at which over one thousand del
egates will be present from this country,
California, Canada, England, Ireland,
Scotland, Australia and South America.
The two negroes, William Wells aud
William Wilson, convcted in Princess
Anne, aud under sentence of death for tile
murder of the Captain and Mate of thu
schooner Brace, escaped from the Somer
set county jail ou Tuesday night week.
It is estimated that two ana u half mil
lions of acres of laud in South Carolina,
fully one-lmlf of the whole amount improv
ed, is offered for sqle, and the average
price does pot exceed Bix dollars an acre.
A conspiracy to overthrow tl;e existing
order of affairs in Franpe has been discov
ered. The Ministry have adopted a reso
lution providing for tbe most vigorous
measures for its suppressioq.
Geq, Sheridan, it is said, reports that
lie has seen a herd of buffaloes ninety
miles iu length and twenty-five wiles iu
width, and estimates the number it con
tained at 300,060.
The pcqalty of a Western election bet
was eating a cooked rat. This beats wheel
but row-rolling oat of sight, and is another
proof tl;at "the fools arc ootidHead yet."
The Philadelphia Mercury says that II.
T. Helmbold, the patent medicine man,
has become insane, and by the advice of
his physician js qow in up insane asylum.
The national army, uncording to the
last report of the Adjutuut General, is
composed of 43,741 men, white and black,
commissioned and non-commissioned.
A dispatch from California announces
that the board of Regents have elected
General GeutgeB. McClellan as President
of the University of California.
Tho Now York Mail knows of a fur
nished house on Fifth avenue which rents
for two thousand dollars a mouth. The
occupants aro Cubans.
Sussex county (New Jersey) sportsmen
are going to import a large qpaptity of
live (joail (English partridge) from Ohio,
and set tfieip Iqose. 1
The pacific railrqad is employing ap ar
my of fepce bqilder» ; fences being neces
sary to keep the unimals off the traokg.
California grape growers get only three
quarters of a cent a pouqd for their orop
delivered at tho ffjpe press.
Two hundred Frppch
sail this mouth frqtp Hgyre
leans, to work as servants
One peg factory in Burlington, Vt.
uses four cords of wood daily in the man
ufacture of shoe pegs.
The bate of James Ferguson, of Buffa
lo, a worker in copper, has turned perfect
ly green,
Shooks of earthquakes continue to occnr
all along the coast of Chili and Pern.
Australia is shipping Kangaroo sausages
for English epicure».
factory gitjs will
fof J}ow Or
A Boston man, Mr. Edward S. Ben.
eon, has been elected Mayor of Yokohama,
Japan, with a salary of $3,600 in gold,
and a house free of rent. Another Amer
ican, H. W. Grinnell, of the same place,,
lias lately been appointed Inspeotor-Ge
ral of the Japanese navy. Another, Gen
eral Paul Frank, is Chief of Ordinance in
the Japanese army. Gen. Ward and Cap
tain Burgcrine, both Americans, long led
a foreign detachment of the Chinese army,
and still another American, named Bur
lingame, is in the diplomatic service of
the same country.
Mail advices from Cuba represent tho
insurrection there to be of great magnitude.
The whole Eastern coast is reported tu be
in revolt. Prominent leaders aro now in
Washington urging the recognition of Ca.
ba as a belligerent. The Secretary of tho
Revolutionary Junta says; "We are fight
ing for independence from Spain and
nexation to the Uuited States." T -
di will not permit telegrams to be sent
showing the true state of affairs on the Is»
Potatoes supposed to be seventy-seven
years old were planted at Lewisburg, Pa.
this season, and it is said have yielded
nice tubers.
Gen. Grant has ordered his secretary to
make "cigar light*-s" out of all applica
tions for office.
At the resilience of the bride's father, Glasgow,
Del. on Thursday evening, October 29(h, by
Rev. Edward Webb, J. Walker Decker, of Fred
ericksburg, Va. and Louisa, daughter of Samuel
Fruzer, Esq.
On Tuesday, November, lïth, 1868, at Im»
manuel Church, New Castle, Delaware, by the
Rev. Charles Spencer, Thomas Holcomb- and
Bessie II. Harney, daughter of Nicholson I. Bar
ney, of Virginia, and granddaughter of the (atç
Hon. James Rogcys.
In Centreyillc, on Saturdav night fth ipst. of
Consumption, Mr. Francis K' Chance, son of the
late James R, Chance, in the 30th year of his age.
Iu Nansemond county, Va. after a lingering
iliincss, Rebecca it. Cropper, wife of Cnpt. A. P.
Cropjier, formerly of Cecil county, Md. in the
03rd year of her ago,
Christiana, pel. on the 3d inst. Ohadiah
Clark, ht the 63th year of his age.
At New Castle, Del. on the lltli inst. James
Blunt, in the 63d year of hisage.
Wheat, priiuc red
Corn yellow, Nev
" white. 11
$2 (»fl»
Timothy Seed.
Clover Seed.
Chickens ( Dressed )
Turkcyä ..
Sides . ..
.40(« * r * 0
. \ 25
. o oq
30 cts tj£ dozen
4f>(S;50 cts. ft}
14 (<t) 16 " "
IJ« "
HU«, 2D "
10 (Will *<
18(«.20 " 't
20(«;25 " "
20(«-22 »
16(SM8 " "
Ï0(«}80 pi bushel
..$2 00(3,2 1-t
Prime red wheat
r yellow
i aq
Wheat red.
Corn, New,
..$2 00
...$10©(*)1 25
». 90
$9 50® 11 Ï5
treated with the utmost success, by J. Isaacs,
M. D. and Professor of Disease 6f the Eye and
Ear, in the Medical College of Pennsylvania, 12
years experience, (formerly of Iseydeu, Holland,]!
No. 805 Arch Street, Phila. Testimonials can
at his office. The medical faculty are in
vited to accompany their patients, as he has no
secrets in his practice. Artificial eyes inserted
without pain. No charge for examination.
•oordunce with the proclamation of the
President of the United States, and also of tho
Governor of our own State, next Thursday, the
2»>th inst. will be observed by our community as
a day of Public Thanksgiving. The several
Churches of the town und vicinity will hold a
Union Service in the Presbyterian Church at 104
A. M. of that day. The devotional exercises will
be conducted by the Pastor, Rev. Dr. Patton.
The addresses will be delivered by Rev. Mr. Col
chizer. of the Methodist Church, and Rev. Dr.
McCabe, of tbe Episro]>al Church. All are cor
dially invited to attend.
120 A.ORÜJS,
Beautifully located pq
Bohemia JVCanor,
T HIS Farm adjoins tbe village of St. Augus
tine ; is 2} miles from Chesapeake City, Md.
and 6 miles from Middletown, Del. There is a
good landing for Lime within two mile# of the
The land is of the very best quality and there
is not a foot of wagte land on the farm. It ip in
a good state of cultivation, having been well
limed in the last two years. There is an orchard
2280 Choice Peaoh Trees,
Planted last Spring.
There is a comfortable FRAME DWELLING and
all necessary Out-buildings, also a Good Tenant
House. For further particulars apply on the
premise.* to
J*ost Office address*—St. Augustine Cecil Co. Md.
^t&'If not sold at private sale, before the 19th
of Decembpr, it will on that day be offered at
(Public Sale, at Walker's Hotel, jn Mid'dletp^u,
at 2 o'clock, P. M.
Jeffersonian, West Chester Ba. copy three times
And send bill to advertiser.
Nov. 21—t#
five pqEE4RS rewari».
rPHK undersigned will pay the above reward
A for the recovery of a Carriage Blanket, stole n
from his carriage in Middletown, an Wednesday
night lust, and for the apprehension of the thief.
The blanket was of large siae, black on one side,
and marble colored spots and a red border" on
the other. J. J. VANDKRKOKD. '
Nov. »1
A WAY from the anbacriber, on or
about the 20th of October, a Dgbt d
bay Stallion, with one white hind foot : V
nearly fonr yewra old, and not yet broken, A
liberal reward will be given for any information
concerning U. JAMKS J. GINN,
Head of Saatafraa,
Nov. I, U Kent County, Md

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