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is inner pen ture, lenge M1DOLBTOWX, DSL. HATURUAY MORNING, NOVKMREllM, UG8. Edtturitl Avttlag«, There have been some rumors of a change of proprietorship of the National Iutelligencer ; Raymond, of the Times, and Thurlow Weed, having been named -, as the prospective owners. Washington gnid-nnnes say the Tenurc of-office act will not be repealed, because - the Senate, not being sure of Grant, will not give up its control of appointments. The Washington Express accuses the Notional Intelligencer of ' * flopping over" to the Republican side in politics. And, in truth, its editorial of Saturday last, .seems to indicate that it has laid aside its •democracy. Well, if it be so, the Dem ocratic party will survive it. Active operations in Cabinet-making, will he carried on in Washington, between now and the 4th of March next. tern pal The of ton, of it, iu his of ty Woman's Rights. —What is compre hended in woman's rights? She means to vote; that is one thing. Will she stop there ? Will she go to the polls and gle, pull hair and get her eye blacked ? Will she bribe and be bribed; get tight, get eooped, and after voting snore npon a goods box or full into the gutter ? Does she mean to whistle, swear, driuk rum, chew tobacco, and ride astraddle? Will Mrs. Elisabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Anna Dickinson, Parker Pills hury, Theodore Tilton, bedlamite please to inform us. to us that all these masculine privileges will be exercised by some of the fair sex before they pause in their march, of wo man's rights. The Charade. —This ingenious produc tion of the pen of the " Odessa Bard," has exercised the wits of quite a number of our readers, for a week past. Some shrewd guessing has been the result, though only one unravelled the mystery, a married la dy residing upon the "Levels." To her belongs the honor of the solution, though the honor was very near being shared by a lady of this town. The solution is a vowel, or more properly, the vowels. The following letter from a subscriber in Chester, Pa. is inserted here. He will see that his answer is not the correct one. wran J his at to or some other It seems Chkstkb, Pa. Nov. 22, 1868. Kditoe or thh Transcript. Diab Sib:—I see you have a irharade to be solved, and any person so doing •hall receive the Transcript oue year gratis. I think I have it. 1 consider it the human tongue. Yours, 4e. 3. S. C. Is the Delaware Railroad to Have a Competitor?— We should think so, from the following, which we find iu the Easton Star, of Tuesday last, which says:— " A road lias been projected from Hall town, on the Maryland aud Delaware road, in Caroline county, to Elkton, which, when built, will place Easton as near to Baltimore by rail as it will be to Phila delphia." " When built," seems to point to an indefinite period In the remote future ; and fet, the projected road is not an imprac ticable thing. But it is not probable, we thmk. that the editor of the Star will image of God, that she has no soul, that «he is no part of creation, that she is not , . . claimed by the world, nor can she claim anything of the world, that she will not resurrect, &o. and contains long argu ments in support of these views. The au thor of this famous work has been justly styled the " wickedest man in the world," and we doubt not that if the fair sex could, they would consign him to regions far be yond the Styx. The reason the author gives for putting forth such a production is, that he is possessed -of that incorrigible fault of always telling the truth, however detrimental to bis personal interests, and contends that after a calm and unpreju diced perusal, its readers will come to the ponclusiop that Attila tells only the truth.' He says that It is with no disrespect to the female sex that he publishes this work, for his bj other, whom he loves dearly, is a wo mm ; hut that he has always had the habit of telling the truth. Attif# professes to be a great believer in the bible, sud quotes It in many instances in support of his ^assertions. The bible says every liv ing thing shall bring forth after its kind. As such is the case, we would sce such a couuectiou with Baltimore estab lished in his day. Attila. —We have received a copy of this pamphlet, the chief aim of which is to prove that woman is not a human being. It furthermore stateB that she is not the suppose that Attila's mother was some long-armed ape, er other hideous or long-eared ani mal. This work is one of the greatest literary curiosities that has recently sprung from the teeming press, and the ingenuity displayed by the author in trying to prove his fallacies is extraordinary. Persons wishing to procure a copy of this book, and they will find it very ing, ean get it by enclosing twenty-five eents and addressing ''Attila's Private Secretary," Box 116, Cincinnati, Ohio, amus Henry A. Wise is writing bis autobiog raphy. Major elect, nesday the own mink, dreds the ing good this the to The crisp ried which ment until The came sic, the fully after a them the -the of " Elsie's" picture of a bachelor's home is graphic. . She hoe had a glimpse of the inner hidden mysteries of that " queer looking place," and by the light of her pen has photographed it. Let the young bachelors recognise the fidelity of the pic ture, and gallantly respond to the chal lenge in the close of her article. Bishop Lay, of Arkansas, has been chosen Bishop of the new Diocese of Eas tern Maryland, of the Protestant Episco pal Church. AflT.tr». Bank Defalcation at Wilmington.— The public will be pained to learn that the rumors current for a day or two of a defi ciency iu the accounts of Mr. Day, cashier of the Union Nation Btfnk, in Wilming ton, are well founded. The dotloiency amounts to about fifteen thousand dollars, of whioh the bank, of course, loses noth ing, Mr. Day's property covering most of it, and his securities for the balance being ample. The loss has been inourred by speculations in stocks, which have been iu progress for a comparatively limited pe riod. Mr. Day communicated the facts of his case to the president of the bank on Thursday, and resigned hU position on Saturday.— Wilmington Commercial. Deceased.—J os. C. Griffith, Esq. one of our oldest and most esteemed citizens, died on Friday last, after a lingering ill ness. He was nearly 71 years old. He was a resident of our town for about twen ty years, moving believe, from Od OcUwi bere in '47 or '48, we essa. His disease was paralysis. His first attack of this disease was about three years ago ; his second in J une last, when he fell in the street, and his third about four weeks ago. He had two more subsequently. He lied after the third attack.— Smyrna Times. W hipping Post.— Seven persons were whipped at New Castle on Saturdy last by the new Sheriff, Richardson. Among the uutnber was a Witt. Jones, who was pil loried one hour and given 20 lashes for stealing store goods from Mr. Luttomus, at Townsend, and Charles Wheatley, for stealing a pair of boots. In a spirit of bravado he danced a jig as he went back to jail in the boots he had stolen. Among the spectators were Chas. Heber Clark, Esq. of the Philadelphia Bulletin-, Rev. George N. Latimer, of Calvary church, and others. The Wilmington and Reading Rail road. —The Gazette says : We hear that the sheriff lias served a great many nions on parties who have subscrib the stock of this road living within the city to appear at New Castle and answer for non-payment. The road has been partly graded to the oity limits and is pro gressing rapidly, and we regret that our people do not meet their engagements promptly, and pay the sums they sub scribed. Good Shooting. —One day last week Mr. R. E. Smith, of Middletown, Del. Mr. S. Boyer, of Millington, Md. Mr. Thomas A. Jacobs, of Sassafras Neck, andUt. S. Griffith, Esq. of the same place, bagged in one day's shooting near Fen wick's Wand, Baltimore Hundred Sussex Co. 140 ducks. If any one can beat this would like to hear from them.— Mutual e never rai ent are, who with no me. you of ity Burn ed to we Friend E. B. Hance, has sola hi* farm of 187 acres, in Cecil county, Md. to Benjamin C. Pearce, of Wilmington, for «V ,5Ub. Mr. Pearce has sold the Stockton House in New Castle, to E. B Hance for $8, Mr. H. will take possession about the 18th of December, and will open a first class house.— Del. Gazette. Fire. —The office of John W. Evans, Esq. at the Newark Rail Road Depot burned on Tuesday night. Loss about $590. It is not known how the fire iginated. The large pumpkin grown on the farm our County Almshouse, is now on ex hibition in a window on Chestnut street, Philadelphia. It weighs 198 pounds.— Smyrna Times. It has leaked out that one of the Na tional Banks in the lower part of the State is in so bad a condition that it will betaken in charge by an agent of the ., . . -, At Ridgely, the present terminus of the Md and f)^ a p0Bt office ha8 been established and Mr. F. W. Ridgely been appointed postmaster, the the for to his liv be of or of of in as Whipping. —The Radical newspapers deliver themselves of some columns of " caut" every time a Court of Quarter Sessions in Delaware orders a " thief' to be whipped. Now, we are no advocates of that mode of punishment, and are glad that it is abolished in Pennsylvania Y the continuance of what was not long since common in all tho States docs not seem to us conclusive evidence of ' ' bar barism" in the people of Delaware. With in the present year a committee of the Legislature of MaBachusetts decared the fact that the use of the whip in the publie schools of that enlightened Commonwealth extended to girls of marriageable age: This seems to qs worse than the applica tion of the same mode of chastisement to » thief in Delaware. — Age, Th* Maryland and Delaware Rail road. —In fulfillment of their contract, the contractors of this road have just comple ted and brought down to Greensborough a part of the rolling stock for this ro*d. It consists of a handsome passenger car— the finest, perhaps, in use on any accom modation trains south of New York—and four freight cars, aU substantially built. A turn table has been completed at Clay ton, and a Y is helifg opt in at Hillsbor ough. Sidelings will he stations where there is none now, and the road will then be in complete runnin der. The next meeting of the stockhold ers takes place on the 9th proximo, when the road and its appurtenances will be turned over to tho company .—Denton Union. et ani of laid at all the or* Twenty-eight pews in the new Third Presbyterian church of Pittsburg brought more than $37,000 by auction. Mrs. Lincoln was last heard from at F rank fort,on-the-Maju, which of bled met and were ter a who of year their that was was Md. he der an the era be be Congratulatory Meeting. —A large number of tbo friends and supporters of Major B. T. Biggs, our representative elect, assembled at his house, on Wed nesday evening last, to tender their con gratulations upon the successful issue of the campaign iu Delaware; and upon his own election to Congress. Appoquini mink, St. Georges, Red Lion, New Castle, Pencader and White Clay Cteek Hun dreds wore represented. Aboutteu o'clock the dining-room was thrown open, reveal ing an ample table, spruad with all the good things the season affords. Behind this barricade of tempting vinnds, stood the smiling host, and when the order came to charge, right vigorous was the assault. The breust-workB of fat turkeys, with t he.ir crisp celery abattis wore stormed and car ried at the point of the knife and fork. Luscious Crisfield oysters, with their ac companying pickles and snuues ; hams, which rivaled the best Westphalia ; salads, salmis, and sundries, formed no impedi ment whatever, to the gallant avant-garde, which was reinforoed, from time to time, until the whole were brought iuto action. The battle nobly fought and won, then came the to triomphe of the victors. Mu sic, song uud sentiment, beguiled the swift-winged hours, which the guests would have stayed in their flight if they could, that they might quaff to its depths the cup of social enjoyment, and more fully and freely indulge in the inter change of kindly sentiments and feelings which lent such a charm to their inter course. But, the farewell hour came, and after taking leave of their host, who made a brief but appropriate speecli thanking them for the honor they had done him, the guests separated for their respective homes. This most agreeable social rc-union brought vividly to mind the sentiment of -the familiar little song, which many of our readers may remember, and whioh no doubt entered largely into the experience of our host on that occasion : There is a power to make each hour As sweet as heaven designed it, Nor need we roam to tiring it home, Though few there lie who find it; We look too high for things dose by, And lose what nature found us, For life has here few charms so dear As home and friends around us. The following speech and sentiment were given by Col. Joshua Clayton, in response to a call of the gentlemen pres ent : My friends, as to speech-making, there are, and have been men, the latchets of whose shoes I am unworthy to loosen, who could not make a speech. So it is with your humble servant. I never have been guilty of a preteution to which I lay no claim. Providence has not so gifted me. But iu place of a speech I will offer you a sentiment ; The great Democratic party! "The Tyrant's foe, the People's friend." The exponent of correct principles. The es pecial defender of the Constitution and the rights of man. May its shadow, and that of our old friend and worthy standard bearer, the Representative elect, never grow less ! Three cheers for our popular file-leader, the Hon. B. T. Biggs, the man who lias obtained the greatest major ity ever given in the State for any man ! The company responded with hearty cheers at the conclusion of Col. Clayton's remarks. so the a he of a Horse, Buggy and Harness Stolen.— Some bold and adroit thief entered the carriage house and stable of Mr. Samuel Brady, on Tuesday night last, and car ried away one of his match horses, his best buggy and harne", and two horse blankets. The doors wert then carefully locked up again. The same p^'ty theu iroceedcd to the stable of Mr. Win. BràlL', irother of Samuel, who resides in the vi cinity of Middletown, and stole a set of harness from him. A reward of $100 has been offered, and it is hoped the vil lains may be apprehended and brought to justice. This entire peninsula appears to be infested with thieves, and nothing is secure from their grasp. The people are becoming so exasperated at the frequency of these offences, that we would not be surprised if they should visit with sum mary punishment the first offender who falls into their hands. Report or the Treasurer or the Kent County Rail Road— Showing his receipts in cash and in the bonds of Kent county, as follows :—In cash from individuals on account of subscription for capital Stock, $27,483 75; in cash accrued interest on county Bonds, paid over to the contractors of to the the to the the be $176 47, making the total cash receipts $27,600 22. In the Bonds of Kent county on account of the county subscriptions for capital Stock, $16,100. Total payments in cash $21,627 05; leaving a balance in cash of $0,033 27. Total the Bonds of Kent county $11,800, leav ing a balanee in Bonds of $4,300. et ID A week or two since a vessel load of 1700 bushels of Sweet Potatoes was ship ped from Milford, Del. with several hun dreds each of eitrons and pumpkins. They were sent to Tarrytown, N. Y. The po tatoes were bought for $0 cents, and sold for $2.25 ; the citFons for 5 or 6 cents each, and sold for 25 ; and the barely paid expenses. Upon t punipki he whole the profits of the cargo amounted to big thing ,--rMntual Freind, Sudden Death. —MrB Adeline 8. Arm strong, wife of Mr. Wm. Armstrong, of Odessa, died suddenly on Friday morning, the 20th inst. frourhemorrhage of the lungs. She was in her usual health, apparently, in the morning, aud engaged in her dinary domestic duties, about 9 o'clock A- M, hut was a oorpse by 11. She was an exemplary .Christian, and death had no terrors for her. or the or* We understand that sufficient stock has been subscribed to make the new railroad from Delaware City to the Pennsylvania Central, near Parkesburg, via Avondale, an absolute certainty. — Jeffersonian. Large Turkeys.— Samuel M. Palmer, Esq. of Christiana Hnndred, has a pair of bronze turkeys that will weigh sixty pounds. at The observance of Thanksgiving-day, here, was an event which deserves to live in the chronicles of Middletown. The character of that ob servance is what is more especially de serving of commendation. It was a union of the soveral churches, giving a lovely example of Christian fellowship which wus refreshing to look upon. Presbyterians, Episcopalians and Methodists, all assem bled together, with one accord in oue place, the children of one common father, met to do that father reverence, at the bidding of the supreme authority, state and national. Rev.' Dr. Patton, of the Presbyterian Church, where the services were held, conducted the exercises, ter singing and prayer and the reading of a portion of scripture, he read the procla mation of Gov. Saulsbury. He then in troduced to the audience Rev. J. C. Mc Cabe, D. D. Rector of St. Ann's Parish, who delivered an able and eloijuent ad dress, basod upon the proclamation of Governor, which he characterized as of the most admirable documents that ever emanated from a State Executive, and a finished sermon in itself. Dr. Patton fol lowed Dr. McCabe in some brief but per tinent remarks in which he said, in sub stance, that for fifty-two Sabbaths in the year they were separated and confined to their respective plaecs of worship, and that it was fit that they should assemble together, one day at least, out of the three hundred and sixty-five. Rev. Mr Col clazer, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was not present, from some unexplained cause, though it was understood that he was detained at home on account of in dispositon, Attempted Arson.— On Wednesday night the 18th inst. the dwelling of Mr. Samuel Todd, near Galena, Keut county Md. was discovered to be on fire. The smoke awoke Mr. Todd, who that night fortunately slept in the adjoining room, and he extinguished the fire before it got un der way, or did much damage to the building. It was evidently set on fire by an incendiary, and suspicion rests upon a servant girl in the family. Paper, old guano-bags, and other articles, had been thrust through an aperture between the plastering and weather-boarding, and there the fire was discovered. A few minutes later the house would have been envel oped in flames. A Wilmington paper alluding to the union of the three congregations in this town, on Thanksgiving-day, says :—" An era of good feeling—of Christian fellow ship—must reign there, be so or not, we are sure that it ought to be so. Thanksuivinu. ty of two of are be is At of of sia in the one to in Whether this Snow fell here rapidly on Friday night, 20th inst. but melted during the night, so that there was not much to be seen iu the morning. The storm extended over a wide extent of country. Thunder clouds preceded it, during Friday afternoon. The whooping-cough seems to be preva lent in Delaware aud Maryland. Adults who had the disease in childhood, are at tacked as well as children. Quite a num ber of cases have occurred in this town. We saw ft large ripe strawberry on the 23d inst. grown by Mr. A. H. Hushabeck. This is late for such fruit, though he says he has had them to ripen as late as the 3d of December. Horace Greeley, of New York, will lecture in Elkton, on Monday evening, Dec. 7th. Subject — " Self-made Men." Try Dobbins Eleetrie Boot Polish. We have never used anything equal to it. For sale by John A. Reynolds & Sous. Mr. F. E. Bradbury, of Elkton, Md. inteSds starting a bakery at St. George's, Delaware, New York City PoL.'tics. —The Tam many Charter Convention of New York city have nominated A. Oukey bill for mayor and Richard O'Gorman for corpo ration counsel. The Mozart Convention also nominated A. Oakey Hall, but sub stituted George Shea for corporation coun sel. The constitutional union party nom inated Gen. Andrew W. Green, one of the park commissioners, for mayor and Richard O'Gorman for corporation coun sel. The republican convention nomina ted Col. Fred. A. Conkling for mayor and Charles P. Shaw for corporation oounsel. Mabydell.— This new village, on the Maryland und Delaware Railroad, situated on the line and partly in both the States from which it takes its name, is manifes ting an energy and enterprise whioh au gurs well for Its future. The Southern Methodists are about to build a church there, A new Town Hall has been ercc tod, A temperance meeting under the auspices of the Good Templars was held there on Saturday night. Charles Janvier, of Philadelphia, will open a drug store there on the first of Jauuary. Accidental Shooting. —Charles Lowe, a young man residing at North East, Cecil county, Md. was instantly killed on Saturday, while gunning at North East. He was accompained by another young man, whose gun was accidentally dis charged, carrying the whole |oad through Lowe's body. He died instantly, not ut tering a word. of The Election in England. —It is now certain that the Liberals, headed by Mr. Gladstone, will have at leust one hundred and twenty majority in the coming House of Commops in Great Britain. The pres ent elections tyere held under the provis ions of the reform act of 1867, the most important of whioh is the extension of the franchise. Soma ten miles north of Salt Lake City is a boiling sulphur spring. It gushes out. in great volume at the foot of a limestone rock, from an aperture as large as a hogs head, and a stream that would fill a tube a foot square. The water is very strong, and you can perceive its odor a long time before you reach the spring. It is boiling hot, and stroking Mormons often cook eggs in it. The Peace of Knrepe. It is not to ho doubted that much anxie ty provuils abroad in regard to the intent of the hostile array presented by France, Prussia, and Austria. On the part of the two latter powers, it is alleged that their policy is defensive, and that their arma ments are intended chiefly for the purpose of resisting any aggressive actijn on the part of Fiance. Louis Napoleon affects a desire for continued peace; hut his designs are distrusted, and may, at any moment, be developed in a destructive war of ag gression and acquisition. It is to he re marked that neither the publicists nor the business classes of Ettropo feel any confi dence in the preservation of peace. War is always impending over continental Eu arc firm N. tan and to as He at He try rope, for the reason that it may be at any moment precipitated at the arbitrary will of two or three individuals. Much uneasi ness exists on this subject iu those regions of Europe that are likely to become the theater of any hostilities in ease of a war. The vast military poleon may have—an think they really have—an object nearer home than any possible dispute with Prus sia or Austria. Napoleon has an army of twelve hundred thousand men ; and finer looking men were never drilled in the trade of arms. They are well clad, and present a military array of unsurpassed splendor. The French ursenals are full of arms and equipments. Of the Cliassepot rifles there is an immense supply, but still they are being made, under large contracts in France and Belgium, and ulso in Eng land, preparations a observers in France of Na up of it in be Iteir aud successor of the present Etnporor, and that she will repudiate and revolt At the same time, Napoleon has sup pressed the freedom of the press, and has thus guarded against the exposure of his policy, in every respect, to public consid eration and ooimucnt All these mea sures of Napoleon's are construed by some to mean distinctly that he intends to es tablish the Napoleonic dvnastv in the Der son of his son. The desire nearest to the heart of Louis Napoleon, as he has shown in all his actions, is to perpetuate the Empire in tile Napoleon family. Imperial Prince, and designated heir and successor of Napoleon III, is about thir teen years old. It is the opinion of many observing Frenchmen, that upon the death of Louis Napoleon there will arise a period of rev olution and anarchy. Prance, it is as serted, will not accept the Prince as the Tile against any regency. It is probable that Napoleon has provided for a regency du ring the minority of the Prince, if the contingency requiring it should occur. Either the regency or the Prince, upon his accession, must be supported by an army of a million and a quarter of men, and thiH force will, no doubt, be main tained until the young Prince be estab lished on the Imperial throne. The army will cling to the Empire and the Napole onic dynasty. a Tl»e Alnfraina Claiyns t The London Morning Star, says:—The great and satisfactory result upon which the two peoples may be heartily congratu lated is, that an agreement has been come to for settling all the open questions be tween them by a mixed commission of En glishmen and Americans. The umpire is to be named simply in case of disagree ment, which is not probable, as publie opinion has almost unanimously come to the conclusion that the best tiling for Eng land in the future would he to pay for the destruction caused by the Alabama in the past. If we acknowledge our liability, and pay the cost, we gain a powerful stand point for remonstrance with other nations, should they attempt to take us at a disad vantage during a struggle, and send pri vateers to play havoc among our merchant men. Unpalatable as it may be to pay a heavy sum for the reckless and unpatriotic conduct of some Liverpool shipowners, it is infinitely better that we should pay than to remain subject to have the unhallowed precedent turned against ourselves. we are thus blotting out one bad precedent from the records of international law, we are building up another which maybe pro ductive of the most beneficial results so long as time endures. The two strongest and most high spirited nations of the world, having causes of difference with each other, have not rushed the fatal extreme of war. They have discussed the questions at issue with great eare, ingenu ity, and learning. A few foolish persons on both sides have attempted to throw fire brands, but they have been put down by the vast preponderance of sound opinion in both nations. And now, when the people have been fully informed, when the Gov ernments and the press, the pamphleteers and politicians, in Parliament and out of it, have all had their say, it is found that a mode of adjustment can be agreed upon, and that the whole dispute may be han ded over to four gentlemen representing the two nations, to settle it as they see best. We may depeud upon it other na tions are looking on at this instructive spectacle. They will ask themselves whether it is not better than keeping up immense multitudes of men to prey on the vitals of the taxpaying community. We congratulate Lord Stanley on his share in the noble work, and we hope he will fol low it up by insisting that the bloated ar maments of England may now also be greatly reduoed. Hon. Reverdy Johnson, the American party to this arrangement is greatly cen sured by the Radical press and politicians, who are clamorous for his recall. While Methodist Episcopal Conferences.— Official announcement is made that the Baltimore Annual Conference will sit iu Founder}' Church, Washington oity, com mencing on the third day of March next. Bishop Clark yyill preside over its deliber ations. The Virginia Conference will meet in Alexandria, Va. on the same day, Bishop Ames presiding. The West Vir ginia Conference, Bishop Aiues, convenes at Clarksburg, on the 11th of March. The AVilmington Conference will assemble at Wilmington. Del, on the 17th of March, Bishop Simpsou presiding. The Wash ington Conference will assemble at Win chester, Va. on the 26th of March. Bishop Simpson will preside. The Delaware Con ference will assemble at Milford, Del. on the 22d of July, Bishop Janes presiding. a Hems of New«.. Letters from the island of Crete, dated September 150th, report that the mountains arc filled with refugues, chiefly women aud children, who are subsisting on roots, grass, mid the hark of trees. The whole fighting force, refusing to submit, are still harassing the Turks, and presenting as firm a front as possible under the most ad verse circumstances. The Greek consul N. York also says that sixty thousand Cre tan refugees arc scattered through Greece, and are entirely destitute. Recently a large body of Cretan children, clothed in gar ments sent front the United States, went to pay a visit of thanks to the American consul at Athens. A man known to many of our citizens as "Big Jim Elliot" died at Dixon's Tav ern, Queen Ann's county, on Sunday last. He was remarkable for his size, his weight at one time being near six hundred pounds. He formerly travelled through the coun try exhibiting himself, in company with a dwarf negro, part of the time. —Smyrna Times. Mrs. J. J. Audubon, the widow of the naturalist, for whom an appeal was gotten up in Savannah, writes to the editor of a paper in that city that she knows nothing of the signor of the app need of assistance, ns site is boarding com fortably in New York city, and her thir teen grandchildren are independent of her. The English Duke of Cambridge is a fortunate office-holder. He gets $35 a day as commander-in-chief ; $80 a day as general, and $12,000 a year for the three colonels' commissions he holds in the Bri tish army. The duke also has, besides these, $00,000 a year income. A gentleman at Tauuton. Mass, kept a mammoth pear in a drawer some weeks, aud on taking it out recently, found that it had been excavated and tilled with a mouse's nest, in which were five diminu tive mice, about the size of peanuts, of a pink color. Mayor Hojftnan, of New York, has sent in his resignation, in order that his suc cessor may be chosen at the approaching municipal election. The resignation will take effect on Nov. 30. Mr. Hoffman will be inaugurated Governor on January 1st. II. Rives Pollard, editor of Southern Opinion, was shot and killed in Rich mond, Va. Tuesday, by James Grant. The oausc of the shooting is said to have been att article in Pollard's paper reflect itig on the character of Grant's sister, al leging an elopement with a lover. There is a volunteer company in New York numbering seventy men, none of whom have beards less than a foot in length. The captain, named Vietcnhei mer, cultivates an ornament of that kind which extends to his knees. eal, and is in no The present quarters of the Freedinen's Bureau will be given up 1st of January, when the existence of the bureau termi nates by law. The educational and claims work will continue for anothur year, with headquarters in Washington. A young German, of Milwaukee, shot himself on Saturday, because an expected remittance from "Fatherland" did not come. The remittance came on Monday, iu time to meet the expenses of l|is burial. Articles have been signed for light between Fred Bussey, of Chicago, McAlpin, of Detroit, for a stake of $1,000, the fight to take plate Decem ber 18, within fifty miles of Chicago. A little boy of thirteen, having placed a penny on the track at Brunswick, Maine, to see the locomotive crush it, one of the train hands threw a stick of wood at him and he was instantly killed. A family left Buffalo for a week recent ly, their house remaining in charge of a servant girl, who gave balls, at which she appeared iu her mis tress' dresses and jewelry, , A State convention for the farmers of Georgia has been called for the 9th of De cember, to consider the question of labor, immigration from the North aud from abroad, &c. A Zurich letter dated November, lltli, says that the greater part of Switzerland was already buried in snow, though the leaves were hardly off the trees in some places. The Snow Hill Shield is going to en large and the Ceutreville Citizen is going to suspend, if the editor, Mr. Hand, who is going to leave the State, does not sell his office. prize nd T suocossion of There were 1,250 marriages in New York last month. Tliis is at the rate of 15,00o' a year or moro than forty a day, and more than one aud a half for every hour. Our Norfolk contemporaries give ac counts of the great abundance of wild ducks in the waters down that way, and say the like of them was never known be fore. Two old bachelors of Indianapolis made a novel bet on the elcotion. The loser was either to marry within six weeks or for feit five hundred dollars. A Stockton (California) paper notices an apple tree near that place which has yielded three crops of fruit the present year, and is again in blossom. There is invested in the iron business at Chioago $15,000,000 of capital, employ ing 15,000 workmen, and creating au an nual product of $25,000,000. The St. Louis Republican announces the death of P. B. Garcaohe, Esq. an em inent lawyer of that ciqy. He was a na tive of Delaware. The proclamation of Governor Clayton, of Arkansas, proclaiming martial law in several counties of the State, has been published. A Boston widow lady, about to change her name, intends to dress on the auspi cious occasion iu "lavender satin at $14 a yard. Hon. John Slidell, it is said, will dcavor to regain his confiscated property in New Orleans by an appeal to the courts there. $2 ,500,000 tax was paid on tobacco manufactured and shipped from Richmond during the nine months ending on the 1st inst. A poultry raiser in Australia has a pen of ten thousand acres, in wbice he keeps ostriches, for their feathers, not eggs. Fifteen thousand people attended the funeral of ex-Governor Tod, of Ohio, at Youngstown, in that State, on Monday. Boston is happy. A ship load of pea ntffo has just arrived there. A preacher by the name of Hall, iq Guilford, Connecticut, was recently dis missed by his congregation for banging out a partisan banner on élection day. This was fit payment for such an uncleri cal job. During the war, a majority of preachers turned more declaimere on top ics calculated to interest the excited crowd, and some of them are still running on the old rails. Parson Hall has, howev er, beou switched off in such a manner aa to slightly derange his monetary prospects, and the example may be_beneficial in all parts of the country. Railroad Accidknt.— On Monday evening last the seven o'clock train of ears from Philadelphia ran over Chief of Police Robinson and a man named Bricks, at Chester, killing the latter instautly and in* juiiug the former badly. They were walk ing on the track, and stepped off one traek on to another to avoid the train from Wil mington, and right iu front of the train front Philadelphia, which came down just at that moment, Chief Police Robinson was at last advices alive, and same hopes were entertained of his recovery .—Journal and Seutesman. The First Gkkeniiack. —Mr. Ellis, oq Ninth street, Philadelphia, has in hi* pos session the first greenback issued by the Government. It is No. 1, A scries signed iu Chase's own hand, and is in a good state of preservation. It was received the other day iu payment for goods by a mer chant in this city, who presented it to Mr, E. Mr. Ellis has since refused $50 for it. Some curiosity collectors would pay a big price for the first greenback, but others would give much more to see the last one, The "first greenback" is handsomely framed. Terrible Explosion in a Mink—Three Hundred Lives Lost. —A Wigan, Lan cashire, Telegram, England November 26 says :—A terrible explosion has occurred in the Arlcy mine colliery, Three hun dred men were in the pit; most, if not ajl, of whom have perished. Thirty-two (fend bodies have thus far been recovered, Hundreds of tfio relatives of the dead gathered at the mouth of the pit, and the scene is heartrending. are The expenses of the city of New York, as large as they have been, arc still on the increase. The levy of last year was $25,000,000, and this year it has heeq increased to $28,000,000. This is hardly to he wondered at, when we take into the account the rapid increase of that great city. General R. E. Lee has been tendered the position of "supervisor of agencies" of the Knickerbocker Life Insurnuoe Com pany, for the South, with a salary of $10,000 The Rev. Dr. Boynton, who converti his prayers into stump specubes, threaten ed to flog General Howard, a member of his Church, and the General told him he had better try it. The latest thing mentioned in the oewa wedding at which tfia bride was attended by eight fairy brides* maids, mostly under the age of ten years, A large uumbor of fnmilies in Glouccs* ter, Massachusetts, are almost penniless on account of the failure of the mackerel fisheries. from Boston is The injunction against Murray, Eddy & Co's, Covington, Kentucky, lotteries', has been dissolved aqd the drawings re* sunied. General Grant will have control of 53,* 000 offices and officers, whose annual com* pensations amount to thirty million of dol* lars, Chief Justice Chase decided in Rjph* mond Wednesday that the iron-clad oath should not be administered to grand jury* men. A firm at East Boston use six tons of iron per day iu the manufacture of tele* gragh wiae. A newly married couple stopped in g hotel iu Ohio, and on retiring blew out tfiç gas. Both wore suffocated. The Chinese leprosy, which prevails In the Sandwich Islands, it is feared will reach San Francisco. Eight fish-hooks of a French pattern were recently taken from the stomach of a codfish at Boston. The small-pox is prevailing in Milwau kie to such an oxtent that the schools have been closed. There is good sleighing in Maine. The snow is eight inches deep on a level and frozen. Napoleon is buying np all the war ma terial he can get, in order to maintain the peace of Europe. The Massachusetts Medical Society of fers $50 for the best essay on "ventilating sick rooms." On Thursday night one hundred prayer books were stolen from Trinity (Episcopal! Church in Chicago. The story of H. T Helmbold's insanity, started by the Philadelphia Sunday Me^z eury. is unfouuded. Tbo Indians are committing gréent yfep* redations in Arizona. The people ate alarmed and powerless. A tumor, weighing 120 nopqds, V.g lately had a lady of Troy, N . Y . removed from it. Texas makes flour out of sugar çane seed, and out of this flour '.'.sweet bread? 1 At Newbern, N. O. last Wednesday, a colored woman died at the age of 108'. Frosts and snow and ice fife reported from all quarters. Winter is coming.. " The New York Mail nominates E. Dickinson for President in 1872. Good bootmakers a Anntj are scarce in San Francisco, and command high wages. ~ A Hebrew Sunday school is about to be established in Petersburg, Va. Wild turkeys and partridges are verx plentiful in Fairfax county ( Va. ■ Nearly all the Spanish railway» arg said to be insolvent. The peach trees are in blossom at Talla hassee, Florida. The Erie canal is to he closed Decem ber 7th. The Detroit river is to be tunneled at Detroit. There arc 224 cadets at West Point. at