Newspaper Page Text
Îük JRtddlrtoum Süransrript.
MIDDLETOWN, DEL. SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 16, 1868 Ob the first page the reader will find a touching and exquieite little poem, enti tled " Life-Leaves." Aiwa, a well written story, with > poin ted «oral, entitled " Minnie's Refresh kEET Table." A Dew mod valued contributor furnishes •wiue •• Rvcollkctionb or th* Motiibr O wiittiT," and promises to continue these Wole« of travel, in future numbers of the Tfunacript; We welcome him to our col tomns, and thank him for his favors. •* Farming Lands nkar New York," is a very interesting article to us, and we suppose it will interest as well as surprise our readers, to learn that within a radius of a few miles from that great commercial metropolis of our couutry, certain lands can yet be bought at so low a figure. "Tw Gbowtu or Middletown," is a wikjeet «f local interest, which of •rill attract attention here ; but, it is dc «igued to attract attention abroad, also ; and we hope to see it, or a synopsis of it, *t least, in some of the journals of other ßtatea, so that the advantages offered by Middletown and this particular Bcctiou of Delaware, course may become more widely known. On the 4th page, there is a very read able poem, and a very scasouable one, if we only had the snow, entitled " Country StatGiiiNO," together with several agn cultural and miscellaneous articles, which will be found interesting to the general reader. Delaware Hedges.— A correspondent of the Bucks County Intelligencer says of Delaware Hedges They are allowed grow untouched for three years, when they are, by means of an axe in the hands of skillful workmen, out nearly off, olose to the ground, and "laid," as it is termed : that is, the stems of the trees are inclined ami interwoven into a kind of hurdle, about two feet high, which is sustained in an apright poaition by stokes driven in the ground eighteen or twenty inches apart. The hedge 1 b "laid" in the Spring, and it immediately begins to sucker out, that by Fall a dense growth of new wood makea a complete barrier against cattle. With immense shears, or with a knife •oaewhat like a corn-knife, workmen then go over the whole, lopping off the tops of the branches, when new branches thrown ont below, so that in a few years a hedge is completed, that, to use the words <ef my host, wonld turn s rabbit. B0 are I never anything more beautiful than those living fences, and these, with the really beautiful houaes of the Delaware farmers, me to think New Castle County, Del aware, one of the most pleasant places for residence America can furnish." led It ia believed, at Washington, that the Président will pardon the Dry Tortugas priaoners, confined there for alleged com fltoity in the aasassination of President in compliance with petitions and deputations recently before him for the purpose of suiting his clemency towards them. A writer in the last Cecil Whig, says : -—The sleet has done considerable damage to the trees here, particularly to peach trees. It appears to have finished up the damage left undone by the locusts of last aammer. They split and weakened the branches, and the sleet has broken the off. It W confidently asserted, at Dover, that Tito«»»« 9. Bayard, Esq. will be chosen C »■> tod States Senator, on Tuesday next, to serve for six years from the 4th of If arch »ext. The P R 0 BFK 6 T <« Cuba. —The nounoement in a Madrid dispatch that four thousand soldiers bad volunteered to sail for Cuba to aid in putting down the revolution now in progress in that island U one of the many indications that what ever else changes in Spain, the apprecia tion of the value of Cub* is fixed and national. Neither the government tbo people would ever consent to see it pass into the hands of a foreign power, which, perhaps, is apprehended by some Spaniards to be a possibe result of the insurrection. Those among us who template the extension of a " protectorate" to that attractive little island, will not be likely to have the concurrence of any party in Spain in such designs. The pol icy of General Dulce since his arrival in Cuba as the representative of the new gov ernment in Spain, being liberal and in the direction of concessions to the people, is bring ultimate peace in the island. an nor con fit Nevada, » Hr. Hoag has a ooeoone FT fifty feet square aud eighteen feet high. Hia nursery and hatching room, contain ing1,000 feet of shelves, »re sufficient for ■2,000,000 cocoons. His nursery jg heat ed artifioiaRy. He is now feeding pe»riy 1,000,000 silk worms, and he hopes to food 8,000,000. RpAard H. Dorsey, an old gentleman yean of age. died suddenly in the Scn i ganery ut Washington, on Wednes day, while Rapping to a speech from Sen ator Howard. 7« MtCJU, AI3TAIHI. Delaware Colleur.—A meeting of the Trustées of DeUware College was held at Newark, on Tuesday last, for the purpose of organising the new board under the f the Legislature passed two years ago. The board was not full, some of the members from the lower part of the State being detained at home by the in clemenoy of the weather. The board or ganised by electing Kathmell Wilson, Esq. President and Treasurer ; Hon. John Hickman, Vice President, and George G. Evans, Secretary. After an interchange of views in regard to the state of the In stitution, it was deemed advisable to ap point a committee to wait upon the Leg islature to ask Borne amendment of the act of last session accepting the land scrip donated by Congress for endowing a State institution. The committee consis ted of Maj. B. T. Biggs, Dr. L. P. Bush, of New Castle, Elias S. Reed, J. Alexander Fulton, of Kent; and Hon. J. W. Houston and Gardner H. Wright, of Sussex. The President, on motion was added to the committee. A prudeutial committee was appointed, consisting of the following gentlemen, to put thh Coilcge in thorough repair, with the funds now in the Treasury belonging to the Colege, preparatory to opening the same, vis;—Rathmell Wilson, David J. Murphy, John A Reynolds, George G. Evans, John Miller. The board then adjourned subject to the call of the Pres ident, and will meet again as soon as the committee appointed to wait upon the Legislature shall have have made their port. There act o a a ; of re are some $4,000 in the treasury, which will be ample to repair the building, and we understand that the repairs will all be completed in the course of the en suing summer. if CaMURe of a Gang of Thieves.— The DeUware Republican gives an account of the arrest of a gang of five negro men who have been robbing the farmers in Chrtstiana Hundred, driving off their cat tle and selling them to a negro in Wil mington, named Wm. Eliason, for about one-fifth of their value, who has been butchering and selling them to regale palates of the good people of that city. Among the farmers robbed by this gang of thieves, are Hugh Bogan, Jotth B. Thompson, P. K. Woodward, J. P. Chan dler, and others. The negroes are uarned John Bush, James Laws, Jacob Tilgh tnan, David Harris, William Eliason ; all of them have been committed to New Cos Bush is alleged to have been convicted in Sussex county for stealing corn and broke jail. The same gang, it U supposed, broke into tho residence of Hugh Bogan, and after oruolly beating Mb sister, Miss Fanny Bogan, robbed the house of considerable money. They en tered through a window, some four or five number, and beat her dreadfully in the face with their fists. Hor screams were heard, but it was supposed it proceeded from a pig being killed by one of the neighbors. The Bogans are very old and feeble people, and have had a great deal of money in their house. The rogues attempt ed to steal the cattle, of Mr. McCullough, living near Bogan's, but were driven off by the dogs. the of : in of a tlc Jail. B0 in Stops have been token to organize a Building and Loan Association in Odessa, and a charter will be present session of tho Legislature. We would suggest to the gentlemen concerned, that they make their's a Building Loan Association, so that their fondB can be used for no other purposo but building. If a Building and Loan Association be formed, their fonds may be diverted from the legitimate purpose of such oiation, and borrowers may come, who will use them to specqjato, buy horses, pay debts, buy merchandise, Ac. whereas, the purpose of such an association ought be the erection of houses for its members, and their funds ought to be used for other purpose. for for at the an asso no ^ Pekcadeb Items.— Richard T. Cann, Esq. sold at private, Bale, on Saturday, January 9th, the Store property, at pres ent occupied by Mr. James Vanarsdalen, with the adjoining Dwelling House and lots, occupied by Mr. F'rancis Sawdon, to Mr. Jesse Boulden, for the sum of three thousand nine hundred dollars. The " Week of Prayer " was duly ob served in the Pcncader Presbyterian Church by divine service each evening, eommenciug at 7 o'clock. The meetings were well attended aud much interest manifested. The yearly protracted meeting com menced in the Glasgow M. E. Church last Sunday evening. : was of The annual election of Directors of the Citizens' National Bank of Middletown, took place on Tuesday last.. The old board were re-elected with the exception of Messrs. Richard Semans apd Jesse Lake, whose places were filled by the election of William Green, Esq. of Middletown, and Col. William B. Thomas, of Philadelphia. The following geDt|em«n compose the board for the current year :—George Der rickson, Thomas Murphy, C. B. Ellison, Dr. J. V. Crawford, James Garman! James M. Cox, Benjamin Gibbs, Col. William B. Thomas, William Green. Peach Te*es.— Tha recent fall of sleet, says the Delaware Republican, has badly injured the pcaoh trees in Brandywine Hd. The farm of Mr. Emery Nicholson has, it is supposod, but one tree that will bear, the rest being mostly destroyed by the sleet. On the Bartholomew property there are hardly ten trees uninjured. In most cases they are split by the weight of the sleet formed upou them. There was one million lbs, more of grain shipped from Middletown Station, in the month of Deoember, 1868, than in the month of December, 1867. Reduced to bushels this would amount to 16.666J. to it be in is Tha Rev. John Moore, of Philadelphia, Hditpr of tbo American Guardian, de livered a Lecture here on Temperance, on Tuesday evening last, in Good Templar's Wvt- if. Lank, Auctioneer, Townsend, DeJ. offer» hi» »ervioe« to the public. See his advertisement in this morning's Transcript. Mr. Lank U yrcJJ /■ecoin Hie tided. Runawky. Mr. David B. Higgins, re siding near McDonough, aocoiupanicd by . J. L. Gibson, of Odessa, left Middle town for Odessa, on Thursday evening, in a buggy. Just as tbev got out of town their horse ran off, and by suddenly shy ing, Mr. Higgins, who was driving, was thrown out. Mr. Gibson not having hold of the reins and having no control of the horse, attempted to jump out, but fell, the carriage wheel ruuniug over one of his legs, bruising him considerably. The horse ran to Odessa with the buggy, and stopped. Ou being approached, by one, he turned suddenly and broke one of the wheels. The gentlemen walked to Odessa, when Mr. Higgins procured other carriage and drove on home, not be ing much injured by the fall. Wm. Osborn Thompson, a little child about nine months of nge, son of Mr. Hugh Thompson, of Bohemia Manor, was scalded to death, on the 4th inst. by the upsetting of a kettle of boiling water, which was setting on the top of an un steady stove. The child was crawling upon the floor, near the stove, and came in contact with it, thus upsetting the ket tle of boiling water upon itself. The "Week of Prayer here, .on Friday afternoon at the Metho dist Episcopal Church. Subject—Further ance of Christian Union among evangelical denominations ; on Saturday afternoon at Forest Presbyterian Church. Subject— Sunday Schools and Literary Institutions. Pastors present Rev. Dr. Patton, of F. P. Church, and Rev. A. Scott, of the M. E. Church. A stated meeting of the Trustees of the Poor of New Castle County, will be held at the Aim's House on the 27th inst. Messrs. Vandyke & Matthews, Odessa merchants, are selling off at cost in order to vacate their present slope room, Mr some an was observed Letter from Odessa* Correspondence qf the Middletown Transcript. Odk88a, Jan. 14th, 1869. Dear Mil. .Editor :—Since last wrote you, another year has been added to the calendeif of time, and another link joined to the chain that encircles vast eternity. Death came to him in its fier cest fury, and amid the exasperated vulsions of Nature he passed away— " Gone with the loved ones.*' we con " We wish you a Happy New Year" was not said to many who greeted his trance into life, hut with their vigorous companions, that exulted in power aud joyous youth they have felt the hand of decay, and Jie side by side in one common sepulchre. We have survived when every thing around proclaimed tho sad, sad words " passing away." We have been spared by a Merciful God to follow that boaster of youth's charm, but who in a few short months hud grown aged by time's withering aud frosty touch, to his grave, aud tilled up the fuucral cortege of those we had so ardently loved, F perity has attended our footsteps, happi ness has crowned our pathway, health Iras been our attendant, aud a bright future is even now looming up in the distance, but alas ! alas ! where are those plighted made at the entrance of onr departed friend into existence. Where are those resolutions formed in sincerity, aud those determinations to live a moro consistent aud devoted life V Thoy too have gone down with the old year to their final ting place unfulfilled, and the en lo.s vows res new year finds us no better, no nearer to our Sa viour, and thp world no wiser, no bappi nor more prosperous by our having lived Yet, as sad as we may feel in silent retrospection of the past, aud know ing the unrest that inconsistent lives duce, we once more make tor, iu it. our pro new promises and renew our covenants afresh, with a stronger determination to make the future fully atone for the past. Our town is experiencing the realities of the winter months as well as that of others, we are not however ice-hound. The merchants still offer their wares aud customers as usual buy, the " cruso of oil" still bolds out, and the " measure of meal" satisfies our -wants, We rejoice that grim want is stayed, and if not plenty, there is a sufficiency of that which plies the cravings of the inner An extra effort is sup tuau. now m progress at the St. Paul's M. E. Church, und bids fair under the labors of the Rev. Geo. Phoebus to result in much good. The prizes offered by the Teacher of the Academy were awarded a few days ago. These prizes were offered to those who excelled in composition, contestants ; tho first prize was awarded to Wm. Ashcraft, the second to Walter F'oster. The compositions wore all good, and spoke well for the youths who wrote them. There were nine Pursuant to a eall of tho citizens of Odessa aud surrounding country, quite a number met at the Academy on Saturday evening last, to take into consideration the propriety of forming a Building aud Loan Association. R. C. H»yes, was called to the chair, and J. H. Groves, appointed Secretory. The sense of the meeting was so strongly in favor of establishing tuch an instillation among us, thut jnitkonry stops were immediately entered into. Messrs. Polk, Ashcraft, Rhodes, J. J. Enos, and Whitely, were appointed a com mittee to procure a charter, if possible, from our Legislature, and draft stitution aud By Laws. a con Respectfully, &c. Lucius. A Kentucky Trade« y.— After a school exhibition at Sharpsburg, Ky. on Christ mas eve, a number of the young men re paired to a drinking saloon, where two of them, Joshua Sharp and Dick Taylor, quarrelled and went into the street to set tle the matter. Sharp took position on one side of the street and Taylor the oth er, about one hundred feet apart. Sharp said, "Are you ready ?" Taylor replied, "I am." They then began to fire. Sharp's pistol missed fire the first time, giving Taylor the first fire, which was harmless. They then fired about the same time, and were both instantly killed. Sharp shot through the head and Taylor through the heart. They had ■ previously been friends. Proceedings of the Delaware legislature. Reported for the Middletown Transcript. Dover, Dei,. Jan. 7th, 1899. Senate. —The fallowing hills of incor poration were read—Eden Lodge No. 34, I. O. of O. F. and Washington, Lafay ette and Clayton Lodges, K. of P. Bills to divoroe Mary A. Sawdon, Mary Kaiser and Eliza Hainman from the bonds of matrimony, were read aud referred. Messrs. Hall aud Bounds were appoin ted a committee to report rules to govern intercourse between the two Houses, and Messrs. Denny and Hall a joint committee on the part of the Senate to examine the accounts of the State Teeasurer. House.— Messrs. Bacon, Doakyno and Hainman were appointed a joint Committee on the part of the House, to report rules to govorn intercourse between the two Houses, and Messrs. Bacon, Meredith and Cloud a joint Committee on the part of the House to examine the aoeounts of the State Tresurer. Dr., Brown gave notice of an amend ment to an act to limit the City debt of Wilmington. Senate, January, 11th.—So much of the Governor's Message as refers to State finances was refered to Finance Commit tee. That relating to Public Building, to a special Committee, consisting of Messrs. Denny, Jackson and Russel; that rela ting to a Penitentiary, to Messrs. Russel, Ellison and Bounds ; and that on Federal Relations to Messrs. Paynter, Denny and Gooding. The Bills for Incorporation and Divorce bills reported on Thursday, passed ond reading. Mr. Gooding noticed the following bills : —To incorporate the River Front R. Road Co. ; Edge Moore Iron Co.; Star Loan Association; Washington Steam Fire Engine aud Hook and Ladder Co.; Champ ion and Liueoln Lodge K. of P. and to enable Sarah C. Martin to make a last will and testament ; also a bill to divorce Josiali and Sarah Anderson. House. —The bill to incorporate the Laurel Classical Institute, passed first reading. Petitions were offered and referred, to Divorce George W. Walling and Na thaniel Baily ; for a public road from West Wilmington to Wilmington ; and to divide School District No. 20. Dr. Brown noticed an act to Incorpo rate the Union Loan Association. Senate, January, 12th.—The Bills of Incorporation of different benevolent cictios, and Loan Associations, passed spective readings, and a Committee pointed to procure a new Seal for the Clerk of the Peace of Kent oounty. Bills also passed second reading to Di voroo James B- Riggs and Laura C. Riggs; Robert Gray apd Mary Ann Gray, from the bonds of Matrimony, House. —The State Treasurer quested to report all persons or corpora tions refusing to pay the State tax quired. Mr. Silver noticed an act to amend chapter 108 of the revised Statues of Del A number of Divorce bills from the Senate passed first reailiing. Mr. Vandegrift presented a petition for a renewal of the charter of the Farmer's Mutual Fire Insurance Co. of St. Georg and Appoquinimink. Mr. Jump noticed an amendment to the Aot incorporating the Clayton Station and Smyrna Rail Road Co. striking out the word Dummy from the »harter. A resolution, granting the use of the Hall of the House to t|io Ladies' Benevolent So ciety, of Dover, for Lectures, sidered and indefinitely postponed. Wednesday, was spent by both Houses passing Divorce and Incorporation bills previously reported, to a second and third reading. Nothing new of impor tance was introduced. The resolution of Dr. Brown, to ad journ the Legislature on the 20th of Feb. ruary was indefinitely postponed. The Union Loan Association of Wilmingtou was reported from the Committee porations, with an amendment reducing the capital Stock from $600,000 to $400, 000 and the fnrtlfcr consideration poned until Wednesday next at 3 o'c a sec so ro »P was re re aware. - was recon on cor post loek. Destructive Fire.—A destructive fire broke out about 1 o'clock, on Thursday morning, at 902, Chestnut Street, Phila adclphia, occupied by E. Cadwell & Co. Jewellers. This is one of a magnificent block of marble front stores, the others be ing Howell & Bros, paper hangings, J. M. Rafleigh A Co. dry goods and furnish ing goods, and J. F. & E. B. Orme, car pets. The firo extended to the other build ings. Howell's, Caldwell's, and Ornte's stores entirely destroyed. Caldwell's loss is two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, Howell's two hundred thousand, Orme's one hundred and twenty-five thousand All were partially insured. Caldwell about one-half. Two of Caldwell's clerks are missing, and supposed to be killed, J. F'. Poulk, and Ed. Hagan. The three buildings were worth two hundred thousand dollars. The cause of the fire is unknown ; it is supposed to have been a boiler or gas explosion. The revolutionists in Cuba have pro claimed emancipation laws. The emanci pation proclamation is considered an indi cation of growing weakness on the part of the insurgents. As usual, Government reports about the decrease of the revolu tion are contradicted by "well-informed " Puerto Principe is still sur rouuded by insurgents, and in the city prostration and gloom prevail. Cubans. A partition numerously signed for the release of Dr. Mudd and tho other prison at Dry Tortugas, convicted of plieity in the assassination of President Lincoln, has been presented to President Johnson by Paul Bagley, the missionary. ers, com Joseph H. Bradley, Sr. who was dis barred for contempt of the Criminal Court at Washington, during the Surratt trial in 1867, has been restored to his office of At torney by a decision of the United States Supreme Court. England is having a mild winter. Phil». Wilmington St Baltimore Hull Road. The annual report of the President and Directors of this road shows that during the year ending Ootober Bist, 1808, the earnings and expenditures of the road were as follows :—Earnings of P. W. & B. R. R., $2,893,897,52 ; Earnings of New Castle & Frenchtown R. R. $58, 001,09; Total earnings both roads, 82, 451,958 01 ; Expenditures of P. W. A B. R. It. for operating expenses, interest, &c. $1,020,202 85; Expenditures of N. C. & F. It. It. for operating expenses and $11,000 tax and bonus to State of Dela ware and New Castle county, $49,311 43; Total $1,075,543 78 ; Nut earnings both roads, $770,414 83. The following dividends of four per cent, and U. S. tax were paid, viz : 1st of Jan uary, 1808, from net earnings, for six months, ending October 81, 1807, $381, 480 31 ; 1st of July, 1808, from net earn ings for six months, euding April 30, 1808, $382,391 58 ; in all, $703,877 89. The passenger receipts were smaller by more than four per cent, than those of the previous year ; while the receipts from freight and express wore slightly larger than those from samo sources in 1807. The gross earnings from all less than those of 1807 by moro than two per cent. The operating expenses, us compared with those of the preceding year, were less by a little over four per cent. The policy of a liberal expenditure for the purpose of keeping the Company's property fully up to its value at the begin ning of the year, has been adhered to; and it is believed that the road, rolling stock, and other property are in excellent condition. The Susquehanna Bridge each succeed ing year, justifies more fully the action of tile Company in erecting it, notwithstand ing the large outlay required for the pur pose. sources were In consequence of the entire failure of the peach crop, and the partial failure of the grain crop in Delaware, apd on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, the net ceipts from operating the Delaware Rail road were again insufficient to pay the rent thereof, aud tho deficiency is temporarily borne by this company. This Company's lease of the Delaware Railroad provides that in addition to a rent of 6 per cent, upon the capital stock, it is to pay to that Company one-half of any surplus which it may earn after pay ing the rent and working expenses of tho road. The question urose as to the mean ing of' this provision. The Del. R. R. claiming that there is a divisible surplus whenever the business of uny one year shows a surplus, and this Company claim ing that there can be no divisiole surplus uptil they have been reimbursed for all the loss hitherto sustained iu operating the Del. It. R. The P. W. & B. Company's views tvero sustained by referees, and the business of the Pci. R. R. i s increas ing, there is overy reason to suppose that long, their Company shall earnings from operating it, not only suffi cient to pay its rent hut also to gradually reimburse to it the past losses, amountii g in the aggregate to over $200,090. On the subject of ten cent tax the fol lowing brief paragraph gives all that is said : cru receive net "In 1864, tho Legislature of Delaware provided by Statute, that this company should pay to that State a Tax of Ten per passenger, upon each passenger transported through, upon, over, or across any portion of that State, lifts paid about $360,000 with this Statute, prellte Court has recently decided t|iat tax lovied by a State cents This Company in compliunco The United States Su upon passengers transported by a common carrier across the bounbary line of that State, is uncon stitutional. Learning this deoison, this Company has declined to collect and over this tax, after Nov. 1, 1868, except ing that portion of it which is payable by those passengers jn Delaware, who aro not transported across the State line," In relation to branch and connecting roads the report gives the following brief summary. "The Wicomico and Pocomoke Rail Road connecting Berlin with Salisbury has been completed during the past year. The Dorchester and Delaware Rail Road is ready for operation, for twelve miles of the Eastern portion, laid upon the Chester Creek Rail Road The work of construction is rapidly advan cing upon the Wilmington and Reading— upon the Maryland and Delaware, upon Queen Anne's and Kent county, and upon the Townsend Brunch. All of these roads will bring traffic to our roads, and so as the business of the country revives, we confidently expect a considerable addition to the receipts of tho past two years." The Treasurer's report which accompan ies that of the Directors »hows that the to tal assets of the road Including road-bed, track, bridges, real cstute, amounts due, cash, &c. amount to $13,058,714 45. The Company's current liabilities amount to $514,309 30, and its funded debt is $2,359,000, making its total indebtedness $2,873,309 30, leaving a net capital of $10,185,405 15. The capital stock of the company (par value) is $9,058,300, p»y Tho last rail has been soon The Harrisburg (Pa.) papers state that association of gentlemen in that city sent an agent to Fort Wayne, Indiana, to purchase 2,000 partridges, to stock Dau phin county. They are to be kept until spring, then turned loose. There wcjre seven hundred and forty fires in New York last year, the losses be ing estimated at $4,342,371. The nuiu her is less by oue hundred and thirty-three than the previous year, aud tho loss less Sitka is nearly depopulated; Three hun dred people left it for St. Petersburg in December. News from Queen Charlotte gold mine is more encouraging. Thieves lately stole the carpet from a rural church near Cincinnati, aud when it was newly carpeted brought back the old and stole the new one. There are fifty-seven thousand places of worship in this country, but not one hun dred persons, on an average, are found in each on the Sabbath. • fllaryluinl Items. Homicide at IIar.momy.—D aniel W. Dcwees, Esq. held an inquest ou Christ inas night over the body of Barnard Mc Cloueu, at Harmony, Kent county ; the jury finding that "he came to his death by concussion of the brain, oaused by a heavy fall upon the frozen ground at the hands of one Peter Carr." Both of the parties were in a store very much intoxi cated and disputing. They walked out in the road, when Carr putting his hand to McCloueu's breast and one foot behind him gave him a push backwards, his head striking first, oausing the fatal injury. The deceased was about 50 years of age, of Irish descent, and had been at work the Kent county Railroad, himself up and was released on hail. Samuel W. Spencer, cashier of the Kent National Bank from the time of its estab lishment as the Farmers and Mechanics' Bank, to within a few days past, died at his residence near Chostcrtown, on Thurs day 7th inst. after a short illness. Spencer was also State Director of the Kent Railroad Company. He was about 02 years of age. W . N. E. Wickes, Esq. has been elected Cashier of the Bank and entered upon the duties of his office on the 1st instant .—Kent jVcks. on Carr gave Mr. Bank Defalcation.— A Report has reached here that Samuel W. Speuccr, Esq. who was for several years cashier of the Kent .National Bank, and who died in Chcstertown on Thursday last, faulter to the bank to one was a de - very large sum, report putting it at $.'10,000 and other at $42,000. It is said also that the officers of the bank knew of the defalca tion some time before Mr. Spencer was ta ken ill, but instead of liuudiug tile _ , to the lnw, have studiously conceal 'd it until Mr. Spencer's death put him of the law's clutches, papers of Saturday make no mention of the matter. If the report is true, the pa pers there will do themselves and the pub lic a service by stating candidly the facts, and if untrue, they should at once contra dict this damaging report .—CentrcoiUc Observer. ; 111 - ease over out The Chcstertown e hear, through private sources, that the above report is true, and that the de falcation amounts to $40,000. Serious Accident.—M r. Joseph Han dy, aged about 19 years, son of George W. Handy, Esq. of Queenstown, while out gunning on Monday week, met with a serious, if not fatal accident, ting on a fence, with both hands resting upon the muzzle of the gun, when his dog ruu by, and touching tho cock of tho gun, caused an explosion, the contents of tho gun tenriug one hand entirely off', and hor ribly mangling tho other, and also destroy ing one eye. \V o understand one arm has been amputated, and it is possible the oth er will have to ho to save the life .— Veut re ville Citizen. lle wassit young man's Faiim Buildings. The Baltimore Sun recently stated that 25 per cent, of the wheat crop ot M ary land went to market in a damp and unmerchantable condition, and ad (led : " J lie neglect of the farmers ot this State (Maryland) in properly housing and protecting their crop after cutting, has cost them the past season, at a moderate calculation half a million dollars; which loss falls chiefly on the Eastern Shore, und is ip itself more than sufficient to fur nish all the requisite t»ljeltor in the build ing of barns, shedding, &c." I M- Carman, who lives near the Head of Sassafras, raised 900 bushels of very superior corn, this season, weighing 561bs to the bushel, on sixteen acres, being average of 56J bushels to the an acre. Smyrna Items, Shooting Affair. —On Saturday night last \Yui. Green, sou of Mr. Elijah'Green, living near town, was attacked by Joseph B. hartes and Jus. Douolto, in front of the Odd Fellows' Hull, lie t]r«w his pis tol und discharged it, the hull taking effet in the thigh of Donoho. The uttucking parties ut once retreuted, tho other ing u short distance. On Monthly young Green (the parties »re luds) entered coui pluint before 'Squire Mariner uguinst Fur ies and others, stating that they had mo lested him on several occasions and he was constantly under threats from them, F'ar ies was held to bail in $500 to keep the peace and put in an appearance at court. Donoho was uuable to appear, The affair t pursu grew out of a dog fight. Judge Frederick Trump, of the First Maryland District, says the Smyrna Times, paid a visit to our town this morning. The Judge is a trump, we know, and the very prince of good follows, but the Times should print his name Stmnp, the next time it has occasion to sppak of his honor. The gas was turned on again ot) Satur day flight, after about five months dark ness in our streets. The fitores stickte their lamps so far.— Times. Mr. I). B. Hill t one of the few survi vors of the Dartmoor prisoners, died in Massachusetts last c aged 77 years. wee Rev, Mr. Bean, a Methodist minister, was found murdered in his stable at Mon tello, Green county, Wis. recently. The new Lord Chancellor of England has been for thirty year» "a devoted and successful Sunday school teacher." The first bar of tin made on the Pacific coast was recently turned out at Temas cal, San Domingo county, Cal. The granaries of California are overflow ing with the surplus product of 20,000, 000 bushels of wheat. Cincinnati has had a velocipede tourna ment, with prizes for both the fastest and slowest riders. Teh Czar of Russia is said to have be a confirmed hypochondriac and a great drunkard. John Minor Botts died at hie residen in Culpepper county, Virginia, on the 8th inst come I Seventeen Mississippi towns are prepar ing to build cotton factories. Cherry trees were ip blossom at St. Louis lust Thursday. CorreMiiomlcncc. The following correspondence will explain it-. Middletown, Dae. Jan. 8, 18U9. Mb. \Vm. Dean, Deab Sir;—W ill you furnish us a copy of your letter to the P. W. k R. K. It Co. respecting free passes for the besgislature ? Yours, very truly, John A. Reynolds & Others. sell' : Newark, Del. Jan. 9,1869. Mn. John A. Reynolds k Others, Gentlemen;_ Your note is at liuiid, requesting a copy of mv letter to the Superintendent of the 1>. \V. k II. K. It. Go. accompanying the return of my pass. 1 lie letter was not intended for publication, yet, ms it is ii mutter of great interest to the citizens of Delaware, I herewith enclose you tho copy re quested. Respectfully, Wjc. Dean. Newark, Del. Dec. 29, 1808. Mn. II. F. Kenney, Sus't of P. W. A B. R. R. Silt ;—Your pass for me to pass over the Rail roads from Newark to Dover, was received which I herewith return to you. I have been elected to legislate for the citizens of tho Shite of Delaware and to do that, must lie free; and knowing Unit it was not customary lor you to give passes, except when vour company wanted some Legislation, l cannot accept your pass. Having lived on the line of your road for the last twenty-three years and in that time hare learned that you cure noth ing about the interests of the citizens of Delaware • for.it you do, why should we have to pay 05 cents turc from Wilmington to Newark, 12 miles 45 cents from Stanton to Newark, 6 miles, while the citizens of Pennsylvania can travel from Phil-. miVj, 1 1° ü,lc8ter > 14 »»«les, for 30 cents ; from 1 liihidelphm to Wilmington, 28 miles, for 75, cents ; from Philadelphia to Baltimore, 100 miles, lor S3.20. Does it cost more to operute the roud passing through Delaware than that passing through Pennsylvania? If you discriminate against the citizens ot Delaware, it is time they take the matter in their own hands, and through islature, compel you to charge for travel through this State tho same as you charge on through travel. If you can carry through pas sengers for three cents per mile, why cliurgc us from \\ ilmiiigton to Newark 5$ cents j>er mile. There are other things, not necessary here to our company have done, which, if you were disposed to do right by the citizens of Dcla vvould have left undone. It is gcncr erally understood that your compunv is liberal towards Legislators when they want legislation, ami that you consider the giving of a pass su lh eient price for the purchase of a member; now if such are your views of the matter, 1 want it un derstood that 1 am not for sale at their I - meutiioi, i Respectfully, Wm. Dean. Win. (ireanlcaf Webster, son of Noah Webster, author of Webster's Dictionary, died at New York on the 1st, at the age 53 years. Mr. Webster had himself much to do witli tho famous dictionary of his lather ami edited subsequent adaptations of that celebrated work. lie was a r of scholarly attainments, and of gentle and elegant mauuers. I miiii ui 1C», At his residence in Kent county, Md. near Head of Sassafras, on the 11 Hi inst. Mr. Simon \Y Royer. THE MARKETS, MIDDLETOWN MARKET. ÎKI.Y IIY A. T. Ilf] COHIIKUTKI» Wheat, Red, pri LEY. Si 8.-,fr,2 00 -75(«j 80 .4 (>Cu r»0 vhite. O; T >lhv Heed er Seed.. •1 Cl Kjrgs. Untie: Chirk Duck: ..30 i ts ^ doz fe-IO els. -jl !b. UfS.IR " " ..16((Vl8 " O ..M<S ifi » ..nCqjlH " (* ...18|a.||l " " .. I4f.b 15 " " ..1B@20 " " ..20(1,23 U ,1 .I7(ml9 " " ...1467,16 « ii »ofcloo -|ji bu.Aliel I ( IWcd ). Turkey: Hogs. licit'. II Sides .... Sliouldei Potatoes PHILADELPHIA. Prii ro«l wheat. •?1 83(S.2 00 .8«(S.rn vital-r> .?S 60 . ÿ3 25. vyelh flats. n f.i Tiuiotliy NGTON. Wheat red. Corn, New. Oats. Flour. Si 00(^2 SO . .... 73 .$10 50(^13 OO SPECIAL NOTICES. Courus and Colds.—A t the present time when, many persons suffering from Thront und htinp insensés, they should licnr in mind .flint Hasson's CoMPotrxn Syrup op Tab never fails in curing Couphs, Colds. Hoursncss, Ruin in the Breast, .Sore Throat, Asthma und all diseuses of the Thront and Lungs. It is an excellent remedy for Croup and 1 looping Cough. No family should Itc without it. Sold iti Middletown, at Tfr W II. Barr's Drug Store, for 50 centsa bottle. Rus sell and Lundis, Proprietors Philadelphia. Dee. 12...3iuos. DEAFNESS, BLINDNESS, und CATARRH treated with the utmost success, by J. Isaacs, M. D. and Professor of Disease of the Ere and Ear, in the Medieul College of Pennsylvania, 12 .rears experience, (formerly of Leyden, Ilollaud,) No. 805 Arch Street, Pliila. Testimonials can be seen at his ofliec. The medical faculty are in vited to accompany their patients, as he hus no his practice. Artificial eyes inserted No churgc for examination. secrets i without paiii. PUBLIC SALE. r pHE Undersigned, about to relinquish farm X ing, will sell at Public Sale, at his residence the "Levels," near Middletown, Del. on TUESDAY, the 16th Day of FEBRUARY, 1869. The following property, viz : 4 HEAD OF VALUABLE HORSES, Two of them Hrood Mares, one with foal ; two of them six aud seven years old next Spring, good for road irk. Two Fine Young Mules, Thoroughly broken, 7 y old next Spring. 1 Several Head of Superior Milch Cows. TWO FARM WAGONS, with iron axles, in (rond order, with Harness; I Mill Dearborn an ness ; 1 new Endless Chain Railway Horse Pow er, on Trucks; I Wheat Thresher'and Cleaner' Caslfo's Patent, new; 1 Pelton Horse-Power • i Westinghouse Thresher and Cleaner ; Smith's Patent Canon Corn Shcller, Hand Slteller 1 Boyer's Premium Farm Grist Mill, 1 Mummy's Patent Hay aud Fodder Cutter, 1 Priodles Steiun Boiler, for cooking food; ! new Little Giant Reaper and Mower combined, one of the liest ma chines extant ; Farming implements of every de scription. 1 York Wagon and Hr mess, good as new, one Grain Fan, aud many other articles. (1 Hnr Also HOUSEHOLD AND KITCHEN FURNITURE. 1 ERMS OI« SALE :—All sums of $20 and un der, Cash ; on sums above $20, a credit of Eight Mouths will be given. Credit payments to be se cured by bankable notes, with approved endors ers, stamps and interest added. iSÔ'Sale to commence at 10 o'clock, A. M. R. T. LOCKWOOD. Samukl M. Lno.s, Auctioneer. Jan. 16—ts