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MIDDLETOWN, DEL, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 26, 1868. ttwiuimcy, Consistency is n jewel more rare than any which are embedded in the mines of lud, or which glitter upon the coronets of royalty. So rare, indeed, that it is sel dom found, though we delve and dig far down into the acts apd deeds of men in turivate life ; and more seldom still, if wo extend our search into public life. Let us illustrate : A few years ago, there was a political organization in this couhtry, secret and oatb-bound, known as the Know Nothing party. The main pillar in that party superstructure was the restriction of the elective franchise to native-born citi zens, discriminating, as far as they could, in the distribution of office, against all foreign-born citizens aud Catholics. In the mutations of parties, these now constitute what is known as the Rad ical party, whose chief distinguishing tenet is " universal manhood suffrage, cing even the ebony-hued unlettered freed iiien of the South,—the very reverse of what they held to be cssentiul for the good of the country, when organized as the Know Nothing party. Then, suffrage could not well be too much restricted. It was necessary that men should be able to read and understand the Constitution and the laws ; aud Massachusetts, foremost in all " progress" and all good works, made it obligatory upon her citizens to be able to read her constitution before they could exercise the right of suffrage. Now, how ever, eveu the unlettered aud semi-barba yous des« pdants of Ham, must be clothed upon with this ægis of freedom, this pal ladium of the rights of toncy thou art a jewel." tency farther go Î same men embra man ! " Cousis Could inconsis " A False Balance is an Abomina tion." —The latest sensation in New York, is that produced by the New York World, which recently employed an agent to go around among the retail grocers and buy small quantities of sugar, coffee, tea, ta pioca, sago, molasses, Ac. and (lien care fully reweigh them, and report the result. In nearly all cases both weight and mea sure fell short. The facts, with the names of the dealers, have all been published in the World, and a great commotion has been stirred up among the retailers. The Chicago Tribune takes (fp the sub ject, and refers to it thus : A despatch from New York says:—A startling expose is made of frauds perpe petnited by short weights and adultera tions here. A daily publishes the names of many prominent houses from which its report is made, of purchases of groceries, meats, fish, flonr, etc. aud gives result of weighing packages—nearly all short in Weight. The paper estimates the yearly consumption of the city at one hundred and sixty-four millions of dollars, and the cheatings by dishonest tradesmen fifteen per cent, or twenty-four millions ! ' As startling an expose may be made in proportion to population in Chicago as in New York. If the retail middlemen of that city cheat their customers twenty-four millions per annum, the same class of dealers in Chicago take six millions out of the people of this city. All middle men do not thus cheat by false weights, false measures, and adulterations ; but the jj.'jniber who do practice these frauds is perfectly frightful to contemplate. Fif teen per cent is the average amount of short-weight swindling by New York grocers. In accordance with the time-honored custom iu all well regulated newspaper of fices, our Carrier will wait upon his pa trons, on New Year's Morning, with an admirably written original New Year's Address. He begs to say, that however much he may have to trudge through rain, ppd snoy, and sleet, in his weekly rqqnds to Berve the Transcript to its readers, the .duty wiH be ni03t cheerfully performed, satisfied as he iB, that he will meet with that kiudly remembrance and liberality on .that day, for which the people of Middle down and vicinity have always been dis tinguished. He tenders to each of his pa yrolls the greeting of a "Merry Christinas •and a Happy Now Year," and trusts that When their cup o'erflowg with joy Jfftey'11 not forget their carrier boy ■Botwaon twenty-five and twenty-six million dollars in gold will bo paid out from Jho Treasury Department on the 1st of January as semi-annual interest on that portion of the public debt ou which in terest falls due at that time. This is the largest sum ever pni4 Otft Jfp interest at any time. A bill will be presented to Cong»c£8 t in a short time, limiting the use of the franking privilege by members of Con gre** to tbe time of actual session. Some reform should be perfected. The present abuse of tbe franking privilege is scan dalous. The Union Pacific Railroad has reached • its nine hundred and sixtieth mile. Thus jink by link the chain U forged which will ft# 1 * 13 the Old World to the car of the giant of the West, and when fin ished-jt will bo one of the most stupendous ÿbonopqligs in the world. THE TRANSCRIPT FOE 1869. A NEW VOLUME W|»0O to be dl.trlbnted Is PREMIUMS. The present issue closes the first volume and the first ye*r of the Middletown Transcript. Its circulation has steadily increased from the first issue until now. Its publisher, relying upon the intelli gence and publie spirit of this community, started the enterprise here just one year ago, satisfied that it eould not fail to meet a liberal support. He has not been dis appointed. 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Peterson, 306 Chestnut Street, Phila delphia, Pa. An election will be held in Florida, on the 29th instant, for a Representative to the Forty-first Congress, ten State Sena tors and five Representatives. These leg islative elections are to fill vacancies caused by death and disqualification—the Gov ernor declariug some seats vacant because of the holdiug of other offices by the members. We uuderstaud that it is pos sible that the Democrats may obtain con trol of the Senate by the filling of these General William D. Barucs is vanctes. the Democratic candidate for Congress. Hamilton, the present Representative, and a negro, William U. Saunders, are the Radical candidates. The Negro Suffrage Amendment.— The Wash. Express says : The negro suffrage amendment ia not likely to pass Congress. A canvass of the House, by some of its supporters, shows that it wilj not get a majority vote—to say nothing of the required t gyp-thirds. Jlte proposed amendment is pending before the Judiciary Committee of both Houses, and that of the Senate is expected to report adversely to it, and at an early day. Among those who oppose the amendment are some of Grant's strongest supporters. Pknsioninq Juuoes.— Senator Wilson's bill " relating to judges" provides that any judge of the Supreme Court may, after having attained the age of seventy years, resign, and thereafter while he lives receive the same salary as when in active servioe at the date of l)is resigna tion. This is an attempt to introduce the pension system, or what ia equivalent thereto, into the civil, or rather the judi cial, service of the country. Hearth and Home is the title of anew weekly journal published in New York by Pettcngill, Bates & Co. 37 Park Row, a copy of which we have received. The ed itors arc Donald G. Mitchell (Ik Marvel) and Harriet Beecher Stowe, with Joseph B. Lyman and Mary E. Dodge as associate editors. The table of contenta is pleasing and varied, the illustrations are good, and the journal altogether presents a neat aud handsome appearance. Mr. Edmunds, of Vermont, has a bill before the House to prevent the holding of civil offices by military officers, and to prevent the holding of more than office at a time, and might to become a law. one This is an excellent bill, Nortukrn Investment in the South.— It is stated that Senator Sprague of Rhode Island, has purchased a very valuable is land on the Georgia coast, near the mouth of St. Mary's river, and also near Fernan dina, Florida. It contains an area of nine thousand acres, and is extremely fertile. It is encouraging, remarks the Richmond Dispatch, to sec Northern capitalists taking an interest of this kind in the South. The great wooden-screw monopolist is well able to buy his thousands of acres of cheap southeru laud, made all the cheaper by a policy which so suddenly broke up their labor system, and threw their lands into market at merely nominal prices. Northern men, with a keen eye to their own interests, taking advantage of South ern ucoessities, are speculating in their lands, at prices ruinous to their former owuers. The rieh savannas of the South will pay back the Northern capital invested in them, in some instances, an hundred fold. Land is selling all through the South at prices out of all proportion to its value, and far below the current prices in other sections. In many instances it is sold from its impoverished owners to pay the tuxes, and hungry land pikes are not wauting, to seize it witlj the utmost vorac ity. Anuounccmcnt8 like the one which follows, frequently meet the eye, and go to show that stern necessity alone prompts these extraordinary .sacrifices in the South-, ern States:—"Sixteen thousand acres of mineral jnpd jp Crawford coqqty, Missou ri, wore last week knocked off at 6J cents peracre." Recess of Conoress. —Both houses of Congress on Monday adjourned over to the 5th of January next. The session of the last two weeks bas resulted in nothing of a practical character, only a few private bills having been passed, tboqgb some import ant mensures have been introduced, espe cially as to finances. Senator Morton has brought in a bill for the erection of a new White House. The present one is deemed insufficient by some people, who care not to retrench the public expenditures. The Lady's Friend, for January, is upon our Table. It is one of tl)e heat magazines published, $3 per annum, Dea con & Peterson, publishers, Philadelphia. An Enoli8ii Lavender Field.— .There is ouc sight in old England that is pleas ant beyond measure, mid that is a lavender field ; it pleases from its intrinsic beauty. The loye|y cqjov of its flowers all the silk dyers are trying to "match," but can't cx rance actly hit on the shade. Then its frag —an ! how inimitable, as the sprays wave In this little island no with the breeze, less than about 270 acres of its precious land is devoted to lavender farming. Eacii acre yields say 0,200 pounds of flowers. Each hundred pounds of flowers give up, by distillation, about one pound of the ot to of lavender; and thus we learn that there is au average production of 17,000 pounds of lavender otto annually. It re quires six ounces of this to make a gallon of lavender water, sq that Britannia and her children and customers q?e 45,000 gal lons of this favorite spirit. The laveuder farms of England are situated at Mitcham in Surrey, and atUitchen in Hertfordshire, The lavender, when in blossom, is resorted to by all the bee for miles around. The sound of their hum in such vust numbers is quite enchanting; nor do the butterflies neglect visiting so luxurious a feast a taste of which appears to be particularly grateful to them. The bees' love for lav ender is so excessive that, at the harvest time, as the sprays fall before the sickle and arc tied up in sheaves, they will fol low it even at a sacrifice of life, into the boiling stilh Three Cuildren Frozen to Death.— We learn from u gentleman just returned front Bloomington, that a family consist ing of the parents and three children, the eldest about fourteen yeara of age, living about eight utiles from the above uumed eity, started, in a wagon, on Friday last, for that place, to take the cars. As it was extremely cold, the children were put dowu in the bottom of the wagon in some straw, and wrapped up in a buffalo robe, the parents thinking they would thus ride comfortably. Nothing was heard from them until they arrived at Bloomington, but when uncovered, they were found to be frozen to death. They had thus passed away without a struggle, and while the parents were pleasiug themselves that they were warm and comfortable, death came and bore uway the angel spirits, leaving nothing but the cold aud stiffened bodies. Sadly the bereaved ones returned to their home, bearing the lifeless bodies of their children, who, but a few hours before had been full of life and enjoyment. Jefferson Davis and Others. —A pe tition is in circulation for the pardon of Jefferson Davis and all others under indict ment or presentment for having been gaged in the rebellion. Thus far, we be lieve, it has only been signed by democratic members of .Congress; bgt fljere are a great manji others who would bo very glad to see ap epd put to this dismal farce of try ing to juipose on the public by pretending to wish to try Davis or anybody else in thia matter. It is time t(ie egrtain had falleq.— N. Y. Times, rep. Ira Collins id the owner of a farm in Sonoma county, California, which had suf fered seriously frAUJ drouth. Ouly by digging a very deep well a supply of wa ter hardly sufficient for the use of the fam ily oould lje obtained, quake, however, the wafer has risen to the top of tho well, and" sonic sixty acres of laud on the farm will have to be ditched and drained before crops can be put in. en Siuce the earth I.(H A 1, AFFAIRS. Liquor Consumed in Delaware. cording to the report sioner Wells in his report to Congress, the amount paid for liquor consumed in this State, during the year 1867, was three millions seven hundred and seventy thou sand three hundred and fifty-five dollars. This was the amount sworn to by retailers who paid tax on their sales over the coun ter. On one-fourth of the liquor sold there was probably no return mado. This would make according to the census, about $22 for every mau, woman and child in the State, or about $160 for each man At this rate, men in Delaware spend consid erably more for liquor than they do for rent. The whole amount of liquor sold at retail in the United States, according to the same authority, was $1,488,401,865. In other words, the liquor sold in the Uni ted States, in one year and a half, accor ding to these returns, would, within a fraction, pay the National debt. And us there is a great deal sold of which no re turn is ronde, the probabilities are that there is enough liquor sold in the United States annually to pay all our indebted ness.— Delawarean. Afc of Revenue Conimis Prize Fight in Maryland. —A brutal prize fight came off on Wednesday morning last, in the woods of John Stump, Esq. near the P. W. & B. R. R. about mile north of Perryville, in Cecil county, Maryland, between two professional pugi lists, Abe Hickey and l'ete Mqgitire. The fight commenced shortly after 9 o'clock. A largo crowd gathered to the encounter. Five rounds only fought. Ou the fiftl; round a heavy blow from Hickey broke Maguire's jaw, dis abling the latter and giving Hickey tilt fight. The crowd then went north. This has been'a stirring week in Mid dletown ; streets full of vehicles ; weather cold; everybody in a hurry; stores crowd ed; business lively; corn rushing in; not half ears enough to get it to market; rail road roundly rated; poultry plenty; Christ mas times, and good cheer abundant. To-morrow is the Festival of St. Johu, the Evangelist. Rev J. C. McCabe, D. D. will preach a sermon on the occasion, be fore Union Lodge, No. 5, A. F. A. M. in the Lodge Room, at 3 o'clock, P. M. The public are respectfully invited. Contract Given Up. —The Kent Rail read is not the ouly one in trouble. It is stated that the sub-contractors on the Wilmington and Brandywine Railroad, together with their employees, have aban doned their work near Coutesville. The Roads. —On Monday aud Tuesday the roads were thawed through upd almost impassible. Jack Ffost piked and Mc Adamizcd them again ou Wednesday, since which traveling lias improved, though somewhat rough. Canal Navigation.— Public notice is given in the Philadelphia Ledger that the Chesapeake and Delaware canal is now open for navigation to steamers and sels, and will remain vriutcr. Those of oqr citizens who did not fill their iee bouses during the late cold weath er, bad better not let the present opportu nity slip. It is not always that you can get clear transparent iee, free from snow, as uow. Tiro teachers of the publip schools of Chesapeake City, Misses Biddle and Mc Kinsey, have organized an educational so ciety, to iqeet weekly. Try the patent nrotnlie clastic Halo Lamp Shades, on sale at the store of John A. Reynolds & Sous. The State Educational Convention will meet in the State House, Dover, on Mon day, December 28tb, 1808. one see were ves opeu the entire Ou the 4th of August lust ait Interna tional Commercial Convention assembled Portlupd, Maille, qnd the proceedings have jgst been published in pamphlet form. The delegates to that assembly embraced many of the most distinguished business men of this country and the Canadian do minions, and the interesting subjects of the establishment of free trade upon the continent of North America, and the en largement of the facilities of transportation by means of railways and canals, regard less of political boundaries, were presented in all their varied forms and with the local surroundings of each section and division of the continent. The principal measures discussed belong to the statesmanship of this period of improvement, when the wave of population sweeps wit|i irresistible force over the entire extent of this continent, and the means for uniting the various sections of the country, by commercial ligaments, so as to secure a unity of all interests, be comes a matter of the highest considera tion. While men arq. clamoring for the chains to be removed from the limbs of humanity, let them also free trade, com merce and industry front the bondage which the few have imposed upon them.— Age. at Terrible Accident. —On Saturday evening as Mr. G.oorge Brady was return ing from Washington City, with his team, in some way or other he fell from his seut, and his feet became entangled in or about the hounds of the wagon. It is thought that tbe fall broke his neck ; the horses be catne frightened and dashed off at full speed. He was by hintsclf at the time, and when his body was taken up front the middle of the road, about a half mile from the District line toward the cjty, jt found most horribly mangled " hips to his peck he was a mass of gashes and bruises; his teetfy knocked out, of his arms torn out of the socket, and by the friction his skin seemed charred. Mr Brady was a tenant of Mr. Robert Clagett and a most excellent citizen. His death is one of the saddest things that happened in our county for some time. He leaves a widow and some four or five children.— Marlboro' Gazette. was From his An Imposter.— A you'ig man named Price, hailing from Kent county, Md. has been arrested j a Richmond, Va. for rep resenting himself to be Judge Joseph A. Wiekes, of Chestertpjyn, and thereby bled to obtain privileges whereby he com mitted fraud upon the hotel keepers and others. eua Population of the United States. We have received from Hon. Alexander Dclmur the annual report, dated Novem ber 18, 1868, of the bureau of statistics to the Secretary of the Treasury. We find in it interesting statements' both of our population and foreign comineree, be sides many other valuable facts. It gives the following as the results of the census of the population of the United States which was obtained by the bureau during the year 1867, in accordance with the practice instituted in the year 1866. The results have been obtuiuod by means of in quiries instituted through the internal rev enue organization, the jurisdiction of whose numerous officers covers the eutire area of the country. , The populatiou for 1867 is put down as follows : Six New Ungland States, 3,480,397 whites, 80,701 colored—3,611,098 total; five Middle States, 9,072,647 whites, 352,409 colored—9,425,116 total; thir teen Southern States, 0,764,928 whites, 3,884,532 colored—10,649,460 total ; thir teen Western and Pacific States, 12,35G, 081 whites, 311,493 colored—12,667,574 total ; nine Territories, 435,774 whites, 54,170 colored—489,950 total. Total United States, 32,109,827 whites ; colored 4,633,871—total, 30,743,198. This is an increase from the total popu lation of 1806 of 2,237,370, and a tqfql increase siuce 1800 of 5,298,118. The total colored populatiou (slave and free) iu the Southern States iu I860 is set down in this report at 3,890,087, and in 1807, 3,884,532. a fulling off of 5,506. In con sulting the census of the United States, however, we find that it gives the number of colored persons (slaves and free) iu the Southern States in 1860 at 4,435,709, and if this is correct the falling off'of the lor.id population of the Southern States since 1800 shows the large aggregate of 551,177. During the ten years from 1050 to I860 their increase was 790,947, aud every previous decade for seventy years hail shown a steady and large increase, total population, whitjj and black, of the Southern States has increased from 10, 259,017 in 1800 to 10.649,460 jn 1867. The white pnpqbjtiop hag increased iu the South since i860, 395,948, so that th • numerical losses of the war in that scctiou are more than compensated. Whilst, how ever, this is a slight gain, notwithstanding the losses of the war, it will be sufficient, in order to estimate what a check to her .progressin popululi in the South has re ceived, to ren.ember that the actual gaiu of the whole population in the fifteen slave holding States from 1850 to 1800 2,027,000. The value of total domestic exports from the United States during the twelve months ending June ijOth, 1808, was $454,188, 590. Of tlieso broudatuffs were valued at $68,784,348, cotton, $152,782,810, gold and silver $83,740,161. exports were $22,195,438. Value of to tal import entries $373,409,418. The tonn ige of American and foreign vessels which entend and cleared at each collection district of the United States from apd to foreign countries during tjje fiscal year ended June 30th, 1808, was: Ei.r tered, American, tonnage, 3,550,550; foreign4,495,405—total 8,040,015; Clear ed, American, 3,717,956 ; foreign, 4, 501,000—total 8,279,010. co The was The total re Freak of a Somnambulist. —A some what singular freak of somnambulist has just been related to us. A gentleman liv ing in the Seventh Ward, one missed some money which lie had drawer, and although strict search made, no clue to the missing cash could be found. T|;e money was taken from a drawer which was kept locked and the key in the gentleman's pocket. The drawer had been opened, the money taken out, the drawer locked aud the key returned to the gentleman's pocket. The affair was involved in mystety, which was not re moved the next day, when a set of silver spoons was missed. The servants were suspected, and as a kuowiedge that the ar ticles had been missed had been kept from them, it was determined tq keep a watch the next night. Everything about the house remained quiet until about two o'clock, when a noise xvas heard. The person who was on the watch peered cau tiously through the hull whence came the sounds qf foqtstepg, and saw approaching, the gentleman of the house, fife went to the cupboard with stealthy steps, took therefrom a quantity of silver plate and started for the back yard, closely followed by tl;e wqfulnnun, who at once suspected the truth of the case. The sleep-walker proceeded cautiously to the woodshed, and covered the plate carefully in a barrel of ashes, and started back to his house, was awoke by the watchman, and greatly bewildered. The matter was plained and search at once instituted among the ashes for the missing property. The search was rewarded by the discovery of the plate, spoons aud greenbacks, safely secreted among the ashes, where they had been deposited by the gentleman who had been unconsciously guilty of robbing him self ,—Nilwaukie Sentinel. moruipg in a He wap ex Buffaloes on the Plains. —A gentle man just from the plains informs tl)o New York Times that buffaloes are at this time to be found in immense herds. At a dis tance of two hundred and fifty miles west of the Missouri river, on the Kansas Pa cifie road, he passed through a herd cover ing a surface of five hundred square miles, and containing probably over a million buffaloes. The number of dead buffaloes lying on the ljnc of the road, shot by pas sengers as the cars go alottg, is- very great, aud the informait/, says there is enough meat, lytug /here at this time, easy of transportation, to feed all the poor peo ple in America. Wild Game in Virginia. —Wild game, such as dcor, turkeys, &c. are very plenty in our mountains aqd ridges. More deer have been sent tq eastern markets from this place than ever before in any one sea One individual residing on the " Lockncr pluco," near Big Mountain, some twelve mile? sqqtjj of this place, brought in nine deer and a bear on Mon day last .—Romney Intelligencer . Newark, N. J. has two velocipede man ufactories. son. to Letter from 8t. George«. Correspondence of the Afiddletoicn Transcript. St. Georges, Deo. 22, 1808. Dear Transcript :—Nothing uncom mon has transpired here since 1 last wrote to you. The people here are beginning to catch the Kail Hoad fever, and there is strong probability of the Kail Road from Delaware City to Parksburg, l*a. being graded this winter to the latter place, where it will intersect the Pennsylvania Ccutral. The great advantage of this road is claimed to be, that it will bring cheap coal and lime. No doubt bat this roud will be an advantage to this State, but it is questionable whether a Rail Road will pay that has to depend on freight all one way, as the back freight on this road must of necessity be very light. The new tobacco factory on the south side of the Canal is ready, at last, for ope rations. I understand they commenced work this morning. It gives employment to a great many hands that would other wise remain idle until the opening of Spring. Our citizens have organized a debating society here. Last night was the first night of debate. Mr. Benjamin Davis is l'resideut of the Association. James Lyle Vice President, Wm. P. Huggins, Secre tary, and Joseph Heiscl, Treasurer. The question under discussion last night was : "Is Conscience a true moral guide t" The priueipal debaters on the affirmative were M. C. Harvey, P. S. McWhorter, and James Lyle, who made a good argument, and showed that they were equal to the occasion. The negative was supported in the main by R. P. Tuuresey, C. II. Mc Whorter, and William P. Huggins. The de'cision was given to the negutive, not the merits of the question but of the argu ment. The Canal is in full operation, the Phil adelphia and Baltimore steam packets are making their regular trips, and I suppose will continue to do so until old Boreas lays another embargo on them. on P. A IIymemal Romance. —At Columbia, Tenn. on Friday last g marriage was sol emnized with which is connected a singu larly romantic story. The bride, who be longs to one of tiro most aristocratie famil ies of Maury county, married, not long be fore the war broke out, a gentleman who W»a, R is said, more the choice of lier fam ily and friends than her own. Two years afterwards she procured a divorce ami was united to a gentleman who was spoken of as her "first love. About a year ago the second husband met with an accident which caused his death. Friday she was again married to her first husband after a legal separation of seven or eight years. Ifefik* or News. General Early, in a letter to the Rich mond Dispatch, states that there is no truth in the statement made by Mr. Pol lard, that General (Stonewall Jackson once recommended a night attack to be made by assailants stripped naked and armed with bowie knives.' General Sheridan ihjnks the Indians arc tired of war, and that the Government is mistaken in supplying them with provisions on the suppo.i ion of necessity. The whole country is literally covered with game. Velocipedes are so common in Paris, and used so much evenings, that a recent po lice edict compels the riders to affix a lamp to them, in consequence of the accidents that have huppeued from their use. Some seventy-five of the leaders of the late insurrection iu Cadiz have been rested, and will bo submitted to trial by court-martial. The extreme penalty of death is not to be imposed it is said. Two pickpockets were caught in the act on a tpgip of the Mobile and Ohio Rail road, near Humboldt, Mouday evening, uudtaken by the passengers aud citizeus at the station and hanged to a tree. The colored men of Western Pennsylva nia have called a cqnvcution at Pittsburg, on the 28tli iqat. tq initiate a strong and determined movement to gain the elective franchise. Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson, aged 107 years, died iu Norfolk couuty, Va. on Friday last. She ijas ljyed within 25 miles of Norfolk, und ueyer came to town in her life. nr Six thousand troops have been sent front Spain to reinforce the army in Cuba, up to the present tj;qe. » The Government nouuccg 4(at jt will never abandon a colo ny of Spain. The elections for the Cortes in Madrid passed qff with but little disturbance. All the inoDarchial candidates were elected. The Republicans'carried Seville and Bar celona. The City of Providence R. I. with a population of 60,00 has taxable property amounting to $92,720,000, and a tax this year of $1,112,712. Lady Thorne and George Wilkes, are matched to trot ip June next for the lar gest stake ever contested for in this coun try—$10,000. Some of the railways of Europe have lately adopted a system of low fures, and their profits are reported to be greatly ' creased. The '»loyal" negro militia are commit ting 'great outrages in Arkansas—burning, shooting aud robbing with impunity. 4 special envoy frpin tjje United States is daijy expected to arrive in Madrid to negotiate for the purchase of Cuba. The eruption of Mount Etna has subsi ded, and it has shown but little signs of activity for tlje past two days. The first sewing machine was made by a German named Madefsbcrgei, of Vien na, in the year l8i5. A one thousand dollar pipher dispatch was sent by the British Minister the other day to his government. A Macon (Ga.) editor was presented with ripe strawberries aud a watermelon lagt jyeek The pews in Dr. Hall's church. Fifth avenue. New York, sold for from $1,009 to $4,000 each. General Stoneman has issued an order extending the stay law in Virginia to July 1st, 1869. A nephew of Sir Walter Scott, old and infirm, lives on charity at Montreal. The Richmond (Va.) Journal prints twelve coluuros of bankrupt notices. an tii More reinforcements have arrived at Havana from Spain. Bayaino'is now held by a few men only,nearly ail the insurrec tionists being in the field, tinue in the neighborhood of Rumors have reached Iluvana of gagement between the troops and inaur-. gents in the vicinities of Holquin, Santia go de Cuba and Bayamo. The New York Herald's Havana letter of the 12th i it is a fact that a gigantic insurrection ists throughout the Island of Cuba, and that it is supported or countenanced by the great mass of the native popolation. The. ultimate success of a movement to maka Cuba free and independent is now consid ered by the best informed uud unprejudiced persons as not improbable. They still con M an tan ilia. an en say» ex-. mahhied. In Philaifclpfim, on Thursday, th » Z2d inat. by Rev. J. II. A]day, Mr. Thomas A. Scrvison, of Kent Co. Aid. aud Mis« SalUtt A. Turner, daugh ter ofthe late Thomas Turner of'Ncw Castle, Del In Philadelphia, at Trinity M. K. Parsonage!' Dee. 8th, by Rev Richard W. Humphries, W il— Itatu 8. Bei« ef Philadelphia, aid Miss Martha, Dyrc, of Kent county Md. THE MARKETS, midnleTown market.. Wheat, prime red. Corn yellow, New tl white. «FW IS, 7pi Oats. Timothy Seed......... Clover Seed. Eggs.. liultcr. Chickens ( Dressed ) Ducks. Geese.•". Turkeys .". I.ard .. Hogs. Reef. Hams. Sides. Shoulders. Potatoes. ---40(^50 . 4 1> - .—. FOO* ■■MfrYj cts £ doa ...40(345 cts. R Ils . 01 (312 '< "• ...14@15'. " « ...II@12J 'I <► ...14(5)15 " -.17*.,19 " — lOWll " —18(&2» « ...20(3n2S, " ...17(5)19 <1. —14(5)16. •< ...89 Art 90 «.bushel. PHILADELPHIA. Prime red wheat. Corn, new yellow. Oats..... $1 90Ä2 O81 - 90(3) 9* 74®76 »1 90(3)2 10» WILMINGTON. Wheat red c N Me. Oats.. Flour. 90 $8 75(3)13 OO' SPECUI, YOTICEZ. Coughs and Colds.— At the present timt when , , 3 suffering from Throat and Lung Diseases, they should I .ear in mind that Hasson s Compound Syrup or Tab nevar faila m earing Coughs, Colds, lloarsness, Fain In the ilreiist, Sore Throat, Aslhma and all diseases of the Throat and Lungs. It is an excellent remedy lor Croup anti Hooping Cough. No fnmilr should he without it. Sold in .Middletown, at Dr. W II. Burr's Drug Store, for 50 ventsn bottle. Rue^ sell mill Lundis, Proprietors Philadelphia. Dec. 12...311108. many persons DEAFNESS, BLINDNESS, and CATARRH treated with the utmost success, by J. Insist M. I), and Professor of Disease of the Eye asdj Ear, in tile Medical College of Pennsylvania, 11' years experience, (formerly of Leyden, Holland, I No. 805 Arch Sint'l, IMiila. Testimonials can lie secu at his office. The medical faculty are in-, vital to accompany their patients, as he has me, secrets in his practice, without paiu. Artificial eyes inserted, No charge for examination. PUBLIC SALE, OF STOCK, FAKMING UTENSILS,. Household and Kitchen Furniture. T HE Sul'snihpr reside ■ ill sell nt public sale, at hit« the "Levels," Appoquininiiuk Hundred, New Castle county, Dcluware, on Thursday, January 14, 1861», at \0 o'or lock, A. M The following property to wit: 2 Good Work Horses & 4 Good Mules, a good driver, 2 young Milch old; 5 Beef Cows, 1 Heifer, 18 months old: 5 last Spring's Calve*, 3 Farm Wa gons, one witli iron axle, w ith Peach Body amf springs, one witli wood riggings; 2 sets of Wa gon Harness, 3 sets Plow Gear, Plows, Harrows, Cultivators, McCormick Reaper tk Mower (self raker) Pcnnock Hand Corn Slieller, Wheel Bar row, Carriage Tongue, 2 York Carriages and' Harness; Sleigh and Bells, Buffalo Robe, Horae Blankets, Double-barrel Shot Gun, Bridle and Saddle, Collars, Ox Yoke, Cross-cut Saw, Grind) Stone, Cradles, Scythes, Half Bushel, 2000 lbs of,' Pork, 5 tons of Timothy Hay. Beds, Bedsteads, Chairs Tallies, Irooking Glass es, Carpels, Stoves, Dishes, Ac. Ac. TERMS.—The Beef Cows and Pork, and all sums of $20 and under, cash. All sums between $20 and $50, six months credit. All sums over $50, twelve mouths credit. 1 of the Horses i Cows, 3 y Credit payments to la: secured by bankable notes, with approved en dorsers, stamps and interest added. THOS. IL ROTHWELL. P. S.—Also will sell at private sale a FARHt containing 192 ACRES. Teruiscasy. The Farm will be for rent if not sold by the 25th of March, 1869. Apply to T. H. R. Republican and Tribune copy till day of sale, and send bill to advertiser. * ' Dec. 26th—ts PUBLIC SALE, OF A Very Desirable Residence; in Middletown. T HE Subscriber will sell at public (ale oa the premises, ou Saturday, January 2d, 1869, at 2 o'clock, P. M. his residence situated on Cass street ; nearly new convenient and pleasant, containing TWELVE ROOMS, and warmed hy a furnace. There iff a good Stable, Carriage House, Ac. Tlte LOT is Ninety feet front by Two Hundred and Fifty feet deep, running hack to Scott street, and well supplied with Standard and Dwarf Pear Trees, Apple ,Peach, Plum, Apricott, Cher ry and Quince Trees, also Grapes, Raspberries,' and Strawberries. Dec. 26—2t S. B. KELLY, Middletown, Dei. FOR RENT. T HE STORK HOUSE in Middletown, on the corner of Main and Broad streets, Inn£ Vtau pied by Lockwood k Tatuum, and now by Ckaül^ Tatnmn, Jr. This is one of the best bu|mes4 n. Possession given on thè&tty For Urins, Ac, apply to RICHARD LOCKWOOD. Per MARY R. LOCKWOOD, On the premises. stands in the tow of March next. Dec. 26—lm LOST. O N Saturday evening, 19th inst. at the New Castle Station, a BROWN FUR CAPE. A suitnlilc Reward will lie given to any one return ing it hy Express to J. H. Rogers, New Castle; Delaware, or leaving it at the office of this paper. Dec. 26—3t FOR SALE. A ONE OR TWO-HORSE PELTON HORSE POWER. Apply to James Culbcrtsoo, Mid* R. McKEE. • dlctown, Del. Dec. 20—2