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Tmb Nsw Kci.xctio Magasins. —F ore
most among the Magazines is the New
Eclqetio, published by Messrs. Turnbull
& Murdock, 54, Lexington street, Balti
more, at $4.00 per annum, in advance ;
tiro copies to one address, $7.00.
The Eclectic is a popular, amusing,
and instructive monthly, compiled from
nil the contemporary periodicals of the
world, embracing a wider scope than
magasine of the day, It endeavors to
body the best features of all the magasines,
eaters to s correct and refined taate, and
presents its readers with a pleasing
lange of domestic and foreign literature,
drawn from Frenoh, German, English
and American sources. The January
number commences the 4th volume and
second year. Its extraordinary success is
a proof of it« high merit, having challen
ged the admiration and liberal support of
the literary world, from the very start.
The Baltimore Statesman is published
every Saturday morning by the Maryland
Democratic Association, a joint stock
pany incorporated by the Legislature, at
its lost session, with
•of one hundred thousand dollars. It is
democratic in polities, and contains, be
sides a variety of editorial matter, reviews,
criticisms, correspondence, poetry, a sum
mary of news domestic and foreign, and a
• , carefully prepared review of the markets.
Terms—$3.00 per annum, payable in ad
vance, $2.00 for six months. Office of
publication No. 162 West Baltimore st.
In the last issue, Dec. 12th, it began
the publication of a new Novel entitled
Hammer and Anvil, by Friedrich Spiel
hagen, the greatest of living novelists,
translated from the German expressly for
the Statesman.
authorized capital
The Kent News made its
appearance on
Saturday last, in a suit of new type. This
is an evidence of the prosperity of the
News, and of the energy and enterprise of
Us publishers. Both the News and the
Transcript appear to be doing
ative business, judging from their crowded
advertising columns. It is an evidence,
also, of the energy and thrift of the peo
ple of the county, generally. Wherever
you find a well supported press, you may
be sure of a prosperous and intelligent
community. The one is a sure concomi
tant of the other.
.mal /. '
a remuner
TIioibm B. Coursey, Esq. of Spring
MiIIb, Kent county, Del. is discussing af
firmatively, in the Commercial , the ques
tion whether fertilizers pay.
He estimates
the quantity of fertilizers sold in that
county, in ninety days, to the 5th inst. at
2,123 tons, at a cost of $52 per ton, an
»ggregate of $110,396.
What is to come of all this talk of
auming specie payments, in and out of
Congress l Shall we ever have a specie
currency again ? It haB been so long sinoe
speoie was used as a medium of trade, that
sight of it now would appear strange to
The Crumptonian of the 11th inst.
nounees the first of its Christmas presents
—" a pound cake and a winter supply of
oough candy." [Is the editor phthisical ?]
We shall not announce ours until Christ
mas is over.
The Oxford Orchestra didn't draw, at
Elkton ; neither did Greeley. Have our
Elkton neighbors grown so fastidious that
both music and eloquenoe pall upon their
Onr nickel coinage is again to be chang
ed ; it has become almost as fluctuating as
the tides.
The steamship Crescent, of the Morgan
line between New Orleans and Texan
ports, was burned and sunk at her wharf
in New Orleans on Friday night last.
Loss probably $200,000, on which there
was no insurance.
A mutiny bas taken place on board the
Peruvian iron-olads in the Mississippi riv
er, the crews refusing to sail under the
Peruvian flag, they having shipped to sail
year under the stars and stripes.
The Jätest news from the soene of the
Indian war on the plains, points to a long
winter campaign against scattered and al
most inaccessible bands in the Comanche
George Francis Train has been set at
liberty, the plaintiffs in the case .against
him having withdrawn the suits. He has
brought suit in turn tor damages and false
The trial of the Twitcbells, husband and
wife, for the murder of Mrs. Hill, non»'
meneed in Philadelphia on Thursday A
.separate trial was granted Mrs. J.
Sheriff Richardson will sail th* pereon
,al property of Thomas R. Hophijm, at St.
i Georgen, on the 81st inst.
Rev. Dr. Durbin has
or a ^missionary sermon in
id to deliv
ery/,na, on
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Before another issue of our paper this
season of joy and festivity will have come.
We therefore, a little in advance of the
time, Wish all our patrons a " Merry
We like this old-fashioned
greeting, and we like the old-fashioned
observance of the day, barring its excesB
Ch ristmas.
At each recurrence of this time-honored
festival, when all are oheerftil and happy,
our thoughts naturally revert to the home,
the scenes, And the friends of our youth.
Again, in imagination, we take our place
in the family circle, and join the happy
group around the biasing heartb. Again
we hear the voices of an honored father, a
fond and doting mother, and the merry
laughter of brothers and sisters in the
fullness of their innocent levity. We vis
it again the scenes of our juvenile sports
and pastimes, and oall up in onr recollec
tion a thousand incidents and circumstan
ces that gave a zest to life, not the leaBt
among which was the return of Christmas.
Well do we remember the joy with which
we hailed its coming, and the rich array
of cakes, comfits, and other good cheer,
which it brought in its train. Who does
not cherish the reoollection of " Merry
Christmas," in days lang syne, when with
the early dawn the furnily assembled to
gether, the fire blazed brightly upon the
hearth, the nut and the joke were cracked,
and the generous bowl of egg-nog and ap
ple-toddy went round. But the tempe
ranoe societies have mode sad innovations
upon the customs of our fathers, and Christ
mas now finds us as staid and sober as a
As appropriate to the occasion, we pre
sent to our juvenile readers the following
familiar lines, which will be lisped by our
children's children, as long as Christmas
shall have its appropriate observance :
A Visit Worn St. Nicholas.
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all thrd''the house
Not n creature wm atlrrlng, not
The stocking« were hung by the ohlmney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas
The children
a mouse ;
would be there;
nestled oil snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced through their heads!
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had Just settled
brains for a long winter's nap,
on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what wm the matter,
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the SMh,
The moon
the breast of the
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to
Bat a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer,
With a little old driver, so lively and quiok,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
y wondering should appear,
More rapid than eagles his coursers they
And he whistled and shouted, and called them by
"Now Dasher 1
Vixen !
i teaoefr I
On ! Comet, on ! Cupid,
To the top of the porch ! to the top of the wall I
Now dash away, dash away, daih away all! "
As leaves, that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with
I Donder and Blixen,
obstacle, mount to the sky,
So, up to the house-top the coursers they fletr,
With a sleigh full of : iys—and St. Nicholas too,
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of eaeh little hoof.
As I drew in my head and wm turning around,
Down the chimney 8t. Nicholas came with a bound 1
He wm dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with Mhes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked liked a pedlar just opening his pack :
His eyes, how they twinkled I—His dimples, how merry ;
His cheeks were like roses, hie
His droll little month wm drawn up like a bow,
And the beard
Ilk« a cherry ;
his chin wm m whit« m the «now.
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke, It encircled his head like a wreath ;
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed, like a bowl full of Jelly.
He was chubby and plump; a right jolly old elf;
And I laughed when I saw him, In spite of myseir.
A wink of his eye, and a twist of his head
Soon gave
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger Mide of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle;
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove
" Happy ChristmM to all, and to all a good night !"
know 1 had nothing to dread.
Of Bigllt,
The Reno brothers and Charles Ander
son, charged with robbing the Adams Ex
press Company, and held for trial in the
jail at New Albany, Indiana, were huug
last Saturday by a vigilance committee,
said to hail from Seymour, Indiana. At
3 o clock in the morniug they proceeded
to the jail and demanded admission, which
was refused by the jailor. Ho was, how
ever, soon overpowered and tied. The
watchman was then compelled to open the
cells of the notorious express robbers,
John, Frank and Simon Reno, and Chas.
Anderson, who were immediately seized
upon aud all four hanged. Frank Reno
fought desperately for his life.
Anderson and Frank Reno were surren
dered by the Canadian authorities upon
the solemn pledge by the United States
Government that they should have a fair
trial, and if found innocent be returned to
The insurgents of Cadiz have been
brought to terms. They surrendered
Sunday, and gave up their
troops entered on Sunday afternoon. The
city was deserted by 30,060 of its inhabi
tants. Numbers were sheltered by the
United States Consul, and distinguished
hononfwere paid the American flag dur
ing the insurrection. About 500 people
were killed and wounded during last week.
The peaceful termination qfthe insurrection
at Cadiz is said to bo entirely attributable
to the good offices of the American Minis
ter in that city.
A letter from the Hon. Reverdy John
son to the Workingmen's Society was pub
lished in London on Wednesday. Mr.
Johnson ''justifies his friendly intercourse
with Mr, Laird and others friendly to the
Spqth during (be Ute civil war in Ameri
ea, ty tfte example of Grant and Sherman
in tboir treatment of ex-rebel offioors,"
and attributes the attacks made upon him
by newspapers in America and elsewhere
to a secret dislike for the pWqaervation . ~
peaceful relations betwecy? tym two ooun
arms. The
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Ta* N*w Castle Farms Trustees.—
William Penn loft a large tract of land in
this oountry to the town of New Castle, in
trust for the benefit of the poor. Thirteen
trustees are elected, who serve for life,
and who administer the fund, mostly for
the maintenance of publie schools. A va
cancy having recently occui red in the trus
tees by the reason of the death of Jamas
Blunt, an election was held on Saturday,
but without a definite result. A majority
of the whole vote is required to eleot, and
as there were 186 votes polled, 94 were
neoeesary. John Mahoney received 87,
James G. Shuw 50, and Dr. John J.
Black 81, with a few scattering. The
electors arc residents of the town of New
Castle, who are either freeholders,
ters to the amount of 40 shillings (about
$5.) per annum. There are
farms and several minor tracts of land be
longing to the trust. A new eleotion will
be ordered by the Trustees, to try again
to fill the vacancy.— Commercial.
Business is very lively in grain at pres
ent, at the Middletown depot. Mr. E. T.
Evans, and Mr. A. T. Bradley, seem to
have their hands full. It is supposed they
have reoeived from 25,000 to 30,000 bush
els this week, The large ware-house used
for storing, has about 20,000 bushels in it
at present. On Thursday last they ship
ped as much as 4,000 bushels from wag
ons, which had been hauled from four
miles below Chestertown, a distance of
thirty-two miles. Navigation is closed by
the ice, the end of the year is approach
ing, and the farmers must get their
to market in order to get funds to square
their bills for the current year. If the
Kent County Rail Road were completed,
what a great convenience it would be to
the farmers, and everyone olse, at
son like this. Will the Directors let an
other season pass by, without having it in
running order ?
Weighty Women.— We published, last
week, the aggregate weight of five ladies
in this neighborhood, which exhibited a
total of 1260 lbs. against the weight of an
equal number of ladies at St. Michaels,
given in the comet at 1054 lbs. This
paragraph only served to arouse the neigh
borhood pride, and not satisfied with a tri
umph of 196 pounds, over the St. Micha
els ladies, certain persons here have set to
work and furnished us with the weight of
five ladies in this neighborhood which foot
up a total of 1500 pounds, and weigh, re
spectively, 265, 270, 310, 315, 340. If
any neighborhood can beat this, our Mid
dletown frieuds say they will try again.
TY. —A private letter received in Wil
mington, says the Commercial, from Sus
sex oounty, says that a few days ago Chas.
Marsh, a well-known resident of Lewes
and Rehoboth Hundred, was found dead,
having evidently been murdered and
robbed. The act was supposed to have
been committed some days before the bo
dy was discovered. The head was nearly
blown off by a pistol or gun shot. Parties
were in Georgetown, on Tuesday, in search
of the perpetrator and suspicion attached
to a yonug man named Robert Golds
borough, formerly of Greensborough, Md.
said to be respectably oonnccted.
Thos. Parker, colored, from Sassafras
Neck, is in Elkton jail ; Henry Johnson,
colored, is in Centreville jail ; and a third
negro was arrested near this town
Tuesday last, and committed to New Cas
tle jail, ull under suspicion of having sto
len the horse, buggy and harness of Saiü'l.
and Wm. Brady. The harness of Wm.
Brady was found in the possession of the
party last arrested, and Johnson
rested, it is said, on the revelations of
Parker, who is believed to be concerned
in the theft.
or ren
now nine
was ar
Sunday the 27th instant is the Festival
of St. John the Evangelist. The Masonic
Fraternity, in many places, will honor the
day by attending Divine Service iu a body.
A special meeting is called for Tuesday
night next, of Union Lodge, A. F. A. M.
of this town, to make arrangements for
some suitable observance of the day.
Our citizens commenced on Monday,
the 14th inst. to fill their ice-houses. Tu
iee is about four inches thick, and very
clear. Drummond's Mill Pond is very
convenient to the citizens of this town aud
vicinity, though a number of those resid
ing west of the 'town, repaired to Sandy
Branch. *
Fine Pork. —Mr. Charles P. Cochran,
near Middletown, slaughtered fifteen hogs,
last week, which weighed,
338, 340, 352, 366, 3674,
381J, 390 , 395, 400 . 405, 411, 427$
452, an aggregate of 5782 lbs. which at
$10 per hundred, the present price of
pork, are worth $578,20.
Cecil Lodge, No. 125, A. F. A. M. will
hold a Fair and Festival in the Wigwam
erected for the purpose, in Chesapeake
City, commencing on Monday next, the
21st inst. and closing on Saturday the 2d
of January. See particulars in another
377, 379i,
The Chesapeake and Delaware Canal
was closed by ice, iaBt week, though
vessels have been broken through this
week. The ice is about three inches thiok.
Nearly all sail craft have laid up for the
winter, a few barges are still straggling
The inclemont weather on Wednesday
night last, prevented the meeting for the
formation of a Public Library in this town
Another call for a meeting will be made
after the holidays.
There will be a fair and festival at New
ark, Del. on Wednesday, Thursday, and
Friday, ihe 23d, 24th, und 25th, inst. for
the benefit of the new Presbyterian C'h.
A beautiful Aurora Borealis was wit
nessed on Thursday night last. These
northern lights are always the precursors
of a lower temperature.
Subscribers to Ihe capital stock of the
Middletown Hall Company, are notified
to pay up, on or before the 24th instant.
See notioe in another column.
We are requested to announce that there
will be Divine Service at St. Anns,
Christmas morning, at the usual hour
Charles I. Du
Farmers' Bank, M

iont, President of tho
ilmington, has resigned.
The last Delawarean oontained no less
than twenty sheriff's sales.
From the Southern Churchman.
by EST. job n cou.ua mc'abr, d. d.
Thriee welcome, Meet morning I (we hail thee
with gladness,)
When light from the hills of Judea, afor,
Broke the gloom which enshrouded our world
with its sadness,
And seers of the Bast gnsed on Bethlehem's
When music from heaven on earth broke in beauty,
And ' 'Peace and good will" to mankind were
proclaimed ;
And wondering shepherds, exalting in duty,
Rejoiced when "Jiesus" the infant was named.
O 1 bright roee the sun of that new dawning mor
0e'r the valleys and hills that laughed out with
delight ;
While cold tears were dried on the pale dheeksof
And eyes that were dimmed became lustrous
and bright.
'Twas the springtime of feeling : the grey-beard
ed sire
Forgot in that hour his staff and hiB crutch ;
The minstrel, unconsciously bent o'er his lyre,
And its strings softly thrill'd to bis tremulous
Then mothers, who mourned o'er their young in
their slumbers,
(The sleep of the grave) beheld light 'midst the
gloom ;
And wailings were changed into melody's
As "Hope" threw her first fadeless dowers
the tomb.
The cradle-rock'd infant, so qiuetly sleeping,
(Its dreams, like its life, free from trouble
guile, )
Seem'd holy communion with bright angels keep
. '"g'
As its soft little cheeks dimpled into a smile.
The suffering, tost on the beds of affliction,
Were eased of their pains as in auguish they
lay ;
And, dying seers' lips breathed the lofty predic
Of the glorious future, while pugsing away.
The storm, which the far-distant ocean
Evoking the wrath of the cavernous deep,
Grew tranquil and calm as a tired child's breath
When lullod 011 the fond mother's bosom, to
DEATH trembled 1 He knew that his lance would
be broken I
The Gravh, on whose banner, Sin, 11 Victory' '
Heard the word which ere long, to the dead
should be spoken,
When the standard of "Lin" o'er its ruins
should float I
'Twas then the deep dungeons of darkness re
With the shrieks of the fallen, as fettered they
While spirit on spirit glared wildly, confounded,
As they gazed from their gloom on the light of
that day.
e and
Bnt in heaven 1—in heaven !—in heaven, the story
Was pealed with a rapture before uever known,
As there flash'd on the brow of each seraph u
Reflected, and caught from the crystalline
—Hail Jesus I the Saviour ! Our glad hearts would
greet thee,—
Receive thee, as now our meet homage we pay ;
O ! come to our temples and homes, we entreat
And bless
rith thy presence this festival day.
For the Middletown Tranecript.
Middletown Academy.
Dear Editor of Transcript : — The
present Term of our pleasant school has
one word have we
ly passed, yet not
d about it in your paper, and wo be
gin to think it quite time that the people
should know that there is such an Institu
tion as the Middletown Academy and that
a school is going on in it.
We were almost afraid last Full that
should not have any school this Winter, as
the Trustees were so long in securing
Teachers, but were happily disappointed
in that regard when we learned that Mes
srs. Hicks A Wood wore iu town and about
to open our school. They commenced on
a very short notice, consequently, with a
small number of students,—only ten, I be
lieve—but our number has gradually in
creased until now we can count between
forty and fifty in regular attendance.
We take a good deal of interest in our
studies ; so much so, that we do not like
to lose a single recitation. There are a
□umber of classes iu some of the higher
brunches, suoh as Latin, Frenoh, Geome
try, Algebra, Book-Keeping, &o.
Once in three weeks now we have a gen
eral good time, for our paper, " The Star,"
comes out and shines brilliantly atuoni us.
The boys speak pieces, besides we nave
singing. There have been as yet, but
three uumbers of our Star. The first was
edited by Miss Mullie Blackiston, the sec
ond by MisB Kate Penington, the third by
Misses Lizzie Bucke and Fannie Howell.
On these public occasions we have been
favored with some compauy, which, of
course, adds to the interest,
glad that you took notice of the Star in
your last number, and most heartily will
accept of an exchange if you can tolerate
its doctrines which you perçoive by the
gender of its editresses to be an advocate
of woman's rights,
agree not to be at all radical on the sub
ject. We have had three spelling matches
this Term. On Nov. 20th, the honor of
spelling the school down was awarded to
Mr. Frank 0. West; on Dec. 4th, to Miss
Kate Penington; on Dec. 11th, to Miss
Lizzie Bucke.
The Term closes Dec. 24th. The last
two days are to be given np to publie
aminations in all the studies puraued dur
ing the Term.
After a week's vacation the Winter
Term will begin. I expect then that
numbers will be greatly increased.
Yours, truly,
We were
However, we will
Advices from Newfoundland state that
the question of Confederation is being
warmly discussed, and there is a growing
feeling in favor of the oolony joining the
Dominion. The press, with the exception
of two or three papers, strongly advocate
union. The oolony is in a miserable con
dition from the successive failures of the
fisheries and from other causes, and the
to believe that any
e better.
people are beginning
change must be for th
The question of connecting Europe and
America, by submarine cables is receiving
f reat attention in the former ponntry,
uoocss having attended the experimental
effort, others are now projected. Among
these is the laying of a cable from Brest,
in France, to the port of New York. The
Great Eastern has been engaged' to oarry
tho wjre, and it is expected that she wifi
commence her voyage in the month of Jp
ly, i860.
For the Middletown Transcript.
Mr. Editor Cannot something be
done to put a atop to the lawlessness,
which appears to be on the increase in our
community 1 Sometime ago it was an
nounced in your columns, that the Rev.
Dr. Pattou's carriage house had been en
tered and a set of harness stolen there
from. What is to become of us, when
men, whose business it is to preach peace
and good will to all, are not exempt from
these depredations. Another of these dar
ing outrages lias been committed in
town, the recital of whiob will no doubt,
" stir a fever in the blood of age and make
the infant sinews strong as Bteel.
some months past the Rev. Mr. Colclazer,
pastor of the M. E. Church in this place,
has been laboring under-eevere indisposi
tion, and in oonscquence of which, is in a
very enfeebled condition, altbo' not totally
helpless. Some persons in this town and
community thinking to tuke advantage of
the Rev. Dominie's almost helpless condi
tion, entered into a conspiracy to invade
the sacred precincts of his house, and
mit depradatious never before' known to
have been committed on a Methodist
Preacher in this place. Accordingly
last Thursday night, the time agreed up
on, a detachment of the conspirators,
armed with all manner of strange looking
weapons; such as are not generally fount,
iu modern wurfure, although strongly
commended to be used, under
cumstanccs, by our Saviour—and which
are peculiar to this kind of disturbers of
Ecclesiastical peace,—under cover of the
darkness, foroed an entrance in the front
and rear of his dwelling, and before he
was aware of any designs upon his person
or property, found himself at the meroyof
the intruders, while however the
rators wore carrying out—or in —their
signs, the Dominie made his escape aDd
found refuge in his sanctum sanctorum ;
but the conspirators being largely rein
forced by a detachment of infantry, with
loud shouts, charged upon him and drove
him from hiB strong hold. Seeing that
resistance would be iu vain and knowing
" discretion to be the better part of valor,"
he gracefully yielded to his fate and
made captive at their will, being allowed
however according to the terms of capitu
lation to retain his side arms and go free
on his parole of honor.
The Conspirators having thus far
ceeded iu their designs turned their atten
tion to a survey of the premises, and for
this purpose demanded of the Warder of
the Castle the keys of such secret places
they might wish to enter. While one de
tachment was busily engaged in the larder,
knocking in the heads (or bottoms) of flour
barrels and playing the mischief general
ly, another was equally as busily engaged
in the subterraneous passages of the Cas
tle ; while from without are heard strange
sounds proceeding from the peuuery.
While all these acts of vandalism were be
ing perpetrated, another detachment dress
ed in quite a different garb, were gather
g together on a large table iu the dining
hall, large quantities of provisions, such
as Turkeys, Chickens, Sausage, Pork,
Hums, Butter, Fruit, Tea, Coffee, Sugar,
Eggs and in fact, everything they could
lay hands on, and which were thought to
be as requisite and necessary for preaoherB,
as for anyone else. When all this
done the Conspirators gathered together
and commenced singing iu honor of their
achievements, after which they brought
forth largo quantities of cako and apples,
provided expressly for the purpose, and
which were devouerd with immeuse satis
faction and relish.
The conspirators still not satisfied with
what they had already done, and, as if
wishing to add insult to injury, gathered
around the helpless Dominie, while one of
the number stood up aud had the audacity
to say he thought all present were very
much gratified in the circumstances that
had called them together, aud hoped he,
the Dominie, was equally as well ploased
with this friendly and social intercourse,
and proceeded to state further, that he had
a duty to perform, made incumbent upon
him by the Ladies' Mite Society ; a duty
no less than that of furnishing him with a
new robe, slippers for his feet, and money
for his purse, that he might go on his
journey in peace, wanting nothing. One
of the light infantry then stepped forward
and proceeded to present to the Dominie's
youngest daughter a new robe and cover
ing for the head which were received by
her in the same strains as those in which
they had been tendered.
There being nothing left for the conspir
ators to accomplish, they gathered together
their forces, bade the worthy Dominie
good night, and stole into the darkness
and sought their seoret lurking place to
hatch new conspiracies, and, perhaps, with
other reinforcements, ooramit new depre
dations on the innocent and unsuspecting
of our community. C. G. A.
some cir
11 ftl
Chang and Eng, the Siamese twins,
Railed in the steamer Iowa, on Sunday De
cember 6*h, for Glasgow, on the way to
Paris, where the cord, whioh has so long
united them, is to be severed.
A young man in Ellsworth, Ohio, nam
ed Broadsword, in digging around an old
house unearthed an iron kettle containing
about six hundred dollars in silver coin.
Twenty-five of the female clerks in the
Treasury Department at Washington
dismissed on Monday week, an
dismissals are intended.
George W.Cook was sentenced in Rich
mond on Saturday to ten years' imprison
ment in the Albany penitentiary for rob
bing the mail.
Several members of the House Commit
tee on Foreign Affairs believe that nego
tiations are pending whioh will result in
the purchase of Cuba.
Bills have now been introduoed in both
Houses of Congress to repeal the law for
a meeting of Congress on the 4th of March
Johu B. Gough is lecturing on Temper
ance in Baltimore.
Mennard, the negro Congressman from
Louisiana, has received his credentials,
and is now waiting to bo admitted to his
A fleet consisting of two iron-clads and
transports with 3,000 troops sailed from
Spain on the 15th instant for Cuba.
The political agitation throughout Spain
ia said to be very great apd capitalists
leaving the country. " V
To David's King this day we sing,
Hosanna in the highest I
While angel barpsand voices ring,
Hosanna in the highest I
Tn Bethlehem's manger, on this day,
The Prince of Peace once lowly lay ;
But angels now, adoring, say,
Hosanna in the highest I
Chômer - Hosanna I Hosanna in the highest I
To David's Lord and David's King
Hosanna in the highest i
We sing the grC.Vt ItntnaDttl's mm,
Hosanna in the highes! I
Let heaven and earth bis praise proclaim,
Hosanna in the highest I
With joy we hail this day of days,
When earth to heaven came ni
With carolB loud and grateful
Hosanna in the highest I
Hosanna, etc.
The lost he came to seek and save,
Hosanna in the highest !
The poor to comfort and to aid,
Hosanna in the highest I
The young to guide in wisdom's ways,
And lead to bliss through endless days ;
We owe him, then, immortal praise,
Hosanna in the highest !
Hosanna, etc.
We laud and magnify his name,
Hosanna in the highest 1
From heaven to sinful earth he
Ilosanua in the highest I
And now he sits upon his throne,
And here Ills wondrous love makes known,
By all the gifts around us thrown ;
Hosanna in the highest I
Hosanna, etc
decked the churoh with ivy
Aod holly-branches gay,
We've wreathed the shining laurel
'Round font and pillars gray ;
And now we come right gludiy
To join the angels' strain
Of peace on earth and glory
To God again.
On that first blessed Christinas.
The wise men, we've been told,
Brought gifts to the child Jesus,
Myrrh, frankincense, and gold ;
And we, though little children,
Have love as deep as they,
And long to bring some off ring
This Christma8>dny,
We have no gold to bring him,
No spices rare and sweet.
But he doth cull the children ;
So, kneeling at his feet,
We'll give ourselves, dear Jesus,
And earnestly we'll pray
To be kept very faithful
E'en from to-day.
Now we bring our Christmas treasures,
Loving thoughts and deeds we bring;
Childlike hearts we gludiy offer
To "the Child, the children's King."
To the Child who in the manger
Lay upon that Christmas morn,
When the angels came to tells us
That the children's King was born.
And He lives, throughout the ages—
Lives'and reigns in earth and sky ;
Angel hosts still sing the glory
Of the children's King on high.
Yet he cares for children's praises,
So, with heart and voice wo sing,
Glory in the highest, glory
To "the Child, the children's King I"
Chorue .—A merry, merry Chhristmas
The church-hells ring,
A joyful, joyful
We children sing;
For Christ was born on Christmas,
Our Saviour King !
At the Parsonage of the Forest Presbyterian
Church, Middletown, December 17th, by Rev.
Dr. Patton, James Entile, to Rebecca Gore, all
of this place.
On Thursday, the 17th inst. at the Methodist
Parsonage, in Middletown, by the Rev. H. Colds,
zer, Mr. Thomns Rcdmiles and Miss Willie Sil
cox, all of New Castle county, Del.
In Warwick on the 10th inst. Mrs. Sarah Jane
Fountain, wife of Mr. Walter L. Fouutain, aged
27 years two months and four days.
On Monday night last, Mrs. Adeline Vande
grift, consort of James M. Vandegrift, Esq. near
McDonough, Del.
On Monday last, near Odessa, Sarah H. Infant
daughter of Edward C. and Susan P. Fenimore,
aged five months and fourteen days.
On December 12th, 1868, Arthur Patton, infant
son of D, L. and Lydia Dunning, aged 9 weeks.
Onr DwUng Dud.
"Suffer little children to come unto me, for of
such is the kingdom of Heaven."
Low in the mourner's seat
Our pallid lips repeat
Their tale of death—that old and bitter story,
And mourn oar darling dead,
Upon whose haloed head
Serenely shines a coronet of glory.
44 Thine was a weary lot,
Tossed on thy painful cot;
But now with God's groat glory round thee shed
A light out-beaming far
The brightest shining star,
Thy baby feet the golden streets are treading."
Earth's scenes ye could not prize,
Poor, little, patient eyes,
ye gaze on Godhead comprehending ;
No fruit of storied lore
The tree of knowledge bore
Eindes thy ken, our human thought transcending.
What sage in wisdom old
Thy knowledge may unfold 7
What mortal learn the language thou are singing ?
What poet crowned with bays °
Could sing those songs of praise,
Or tell the awful glories round thee clinging?
Rest trembling, tiny feet,
Beneath the winding sheet,
Unused to tread our earthly paths of sorrow,
Ye sweep the starry way,
In a long, blissfal day,
Which knows no yesterday and no to-morrow.
No words of human speech
Thy little tongue could reach,
But uttered sighs of pitiful complaining ;
Weak, wailing, infant cries,
While in thy mournful eyes
We saw the light of life was slowly waning.
But now, with rapturous tongue,
Wfiat wondrous songs Are sung,
By thy sweet voice, the angel-chorus swelling ;
Around 44 The Great White TLrone,"
Where the redeemed alone
The triumphs of the Lamb are proudly telling;
'Mid waving golden palms,
'Mid burst of saintly psalms ;
'Mid clouds of incense evermore ascending ;
Though tides of music rolled
From shining harps of gold,
And chorus of sweet singers softly blending.
44 Amen—so let it be !"
Lord, we wpyld trust in thee,
That the bruised reed thy grace may bind from
Trust somp bright mom to meet
Safe at pi îr Saviour's feet,
When the last trifjnp shall peal our glad awaking.
It is reported that Mr. Vanderbilt had
made an offer to the Great Western Rail
way Company of Canada to lease the road
for ten years, with the right to boy the
road at the end of that time. If this is
carried out the road will become a
the New York Central Road, and
chanical works of the latter will be remov
ed to Hamilton, Canada,
A solemn pledge has been given by the
leaders of all the political parties in Bpaiia
to endeavor to preserve peace ant il the
meeting of the Constitutional Cortes, whs«
the questions at issue may be settled.
Subscriptions to the new loan bate sloscd.
They amounted to 600,000,000 real*,
A brief speech from the Queen was read
to the English Parliament on Tuesday,
After the reading of the speech the House
of Lords adjourned to February 11, and
the House of Commons to December 29.
Writs have been issued to fill vacant seats
in the House.
The ordinary postal revenue for the
y ear ending J une 80 slightly
sixteen and a quarter millions of dollen,
while the expenditures amounted to neatly
twenty-two and three-quarters milliewe,
thus leaving a deficiency of over six mil
Mr. 8. 8. Moore, Jr. of New Albany,
Indiana, was shot and instantly killed by
Mrs. Melissa Morton, on the 8th instant.
Mrs. Morton alleged, in justification of the
act, that Moore had addressed a number of
letters to her, making improper proposals.
Brigham Young was stricken with pari
alysis in the midst of business one day last
week, and his friends fear serious results.
pari of
the los
Wheat, prime red..
Corn yellow, New
44 white.
.$1 9*
.. 80
. 7&
. 4405»
. . . 4 28.
.*. 9 00
30 eta $ dozen
50 cts. «ft lb*
12 « ™
Timothy Seed.
Clover Seed.
Hutter .
Chickens ( Dressed )
Turkeys . 11 .
Sides .
* boghei
Prime red wheat
Corn, new yellow
$1 90ftl 05.
1 oo.
Wheat red.
Corn, New.
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$8 75013 00
» AND Colds.—A t tin. present tun. whan
so many persans are suffering from Throat and
Lung Diseases, they should bear in mind that
Hasson s Compound Syrup op Tam never fail,
in curing Coughs, Colds, Hoaranesa, Pain in the
® re ?f*' Sore Throat, Asthma and ail diseases of
the Throat and Lungs. It is an excellent remedy
Tor Croup and Hooping Cough. No family should
be without it. Sold in Middletown, at Dr. W
H Barr's Drug Store, for 50 centsa bottle. Ru»!
sell and Landis, Proprietors Philadelphia.
Dec. 12...3m os.
treated with the utmost success, by J. Isaacs
M. D. and Professor of Oiseuse of the Eye ant
Ear, in the Medical College of Pennsylvania 12
N eKr on? P l rle ï Ce A (formerly of Leydei, Holland,),
No. 805 Arch Street, Phila. Testimonials cam
be seen at his office. The medical faculty are in
vited to accompany their patients, as he haa no.
secrete in his practice. Artificial eyea insert«*
without pain. No charge for examination.
Just in Time.
of every thing nice for the Holidays.
He lias just received a fresh supply of
CANDIES, Plain and French Mixed,
Cocoa Nuts, Oranges,
Apples, White Grapes, Almonds,,
English Wulnuts, Pea Nats,
Hominy, Mince Meat,.
A great variety of
Cakes furnished for Parties and Weddings.,
-p®-Don't forget to give him a call-%*,
Dec. 19—tt
B Y virtue of sundry Write of Venditioni Ex
ponas, to me directed, will be exnoaad tn.
public sale, — '
At the Residence of Thomas R. Hpp*
kinB, in St. Georges Hundred. *
On Thursday, Dee. 31, 1868, at 10 o'clock, A. M,
The following described Personal Property ytz t
7 Horses, 6 Cows, 1 Heifer, 1 yoke of Oxen, 1 Milt
Wagon 1 Ox Cart, 2 wagons, 4 ploughs, 3 Cultiî
vators, 1 York ^ agon, 9 sets Carnage and Plow
Bedsteads and Bedding, i
»«un. ^ase, unairs, Tables, Stoves, and other
Household Furniture; Wheat, Com. $n4 Otli,
taken into execution a* the pro
perty of Thomas R. Hopkins, and to be sold by
SKenff t Office^ New Cattle, Dtc. it A. D. 1868.
December 19—ts
No. 6. A. F. A. M. will be held at the^^
Lodge Room in Middletown, on Tuesday evening
next, 22d inst. at 7 o'clock, to moke arrange
ments for the dne observance ofthe Festival of 8t.
John the Evungelist, whioh fulls, this year, on
Sunday the 27th inst. A general attendue* in'
nested. A. G.COX, W.M.
sear wii.f .1 a «Miras, viacmru, '
/CONTAINING 350 ACRES of Arabia Lund.
.V There 18 on » very fine Houe, Ac. Thin
Property wiU be leaned, on liberal terma for nt
eral years. For particulars, call promhflv bn '
De«. 19-3t JAMES B. GROOMS 1 Elk ton' Md
Notice to Stockholder«.
A 8 ' he Jr a J rt Instalment on the Capital Stock of
the Mldilefown Hall is now due, it te ex- f
peeled of all persons who are il araeark tp mj*, '
prompt payment on or before the 24th Instant:
'By order of thè m
' W. B. BA1
Dwt. Ml, 1868—It

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