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in MIDDLETOWN, DEL. SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 30, 1809. CM|M usd til. nw.ld.Kt Elect. There 1« an evident indisposition to re peal the Tcnnnrc-of-Office Act. This is niauifiwtcd by the different attempts to modify it, instead of voting squarely upon the question of repeal. Gen. Grant is thus assured, m advance, *f Congressional distrust. And this MNAoe will not bo witkont its offre t the acening President, who will oe in spired with « distrust o* Congvess, if he does not feel it aW jy. -\Ye have it, di reedy from Washington, from «■titled to o.cdenco, that an open rupture belwei't. Congress and President Grant util bo aiiaong tho earliest developments of his administration. The extreme Rad ical wing of the dominant party will be satisfied with nothing short of complete subserviency on the part of the new Prés ident ;—an abject compliance with all their demands. Gen. Grant, finding it im possible to please them without it, will not bo disposed to render them such vices, and thus the quarrel will begin, lie may then expect to be anathematized traitor to the party which elected him, and a political ingrate of the basest sort. same category with Andrew Johnson, cept that he will not he so fully and pletely in tho power of his enemies, will he able to carry with him all the more liberal and moderate men of his party, and may count on tho support of the Democrats, in all questions wherein he may take issue with the Radicals. Ilis enemies, therefore, will bo unable to ercise over him the tyranny of a two thirds vote in Congress. In this respect he will be better off tlian his predecessor, And his administration will escape much of the embarrassment which has Attended every step of President Johnson's pro gress. But, he will not go unscathed ; he will be made to feel the force of party malevolence, and will have need of all the firmness which is said to be a distinguish ing trait of his character. ThcA'eie York World thinks it ''hardly possible that a President should have a successful administration, who does not combine the party leader with the states man," and argues that Gen. Grant is nei It illustrates by pointing to the elder Adams, who was the President, while Alexander Hamilton leader. Adams' adninistration popular. On the other hand, the admin istrations of Jefferson and Jackson both very popular, and they wero both the most consummate party leaders we have evor had. The World further says :— " The fact that Cfenoral Grant does not possess, or docs not choose to exert, the talents of a party leader, prognosticates a feeblo administration. Though he is in the very focus of political activity, he wraps hiniHclf in impenetrable reserve, lie keeps the members of Congress be wildered in futile speculations as to what he intends to do, and repels their curiosity as impertinence. Instead of being the impelling and harmonizing soul of tlie party that elected him, he leaves it to move in its way, while he moves in his, each in an independent orbit. The lead ing Republican Congressmen .naturally gard such treatment as a slight. If he is gifted with that natural ascendency over men which is one of the first qualifications of a statesman, he would be in no danger of being swayed out of Us purposes by freely counselling with the Congressional leaders. The seeresy in which he in trenches himself has a look as if he garded them with contempt or hostility. He acts as if he were preparing a cam paign against a watchful enemy, and feared that a disclosure of his plans might foil them. Leading party men are not accus tomed to be thus contemned, and it is hardly in human nature that they should patiently bear it. As he treats Congress with no consideration, Congress will treat him with none. Instead of wielding the whole political influence of the government as a great party loader would, he bids fair to be an isolated President, crippled in bis powers, and acting the humble part of a mere ministerial officer to execute the will of Congress. As he brooks no intrusion into his purposes and deigns to Auuoicato no knowledge of them. Con gress will he very apt to return him his xowpitiucat." as* «pou a source ser ns a He will thus find himself in the ex com Hc ex ther. the party was was un were re com The National Intelligencer says, it is reported that the reason the first scheme to get up an innugration ball broke down, was a difficulty about the irrepressible negro—should he be let in or not? Other parties, " of higii social position," have without respect to party, taken the raat jUy ia band, and are determined that the rCorcmony of inauguration shall not go by without .tbs aceempaniment of a grand '.Ml op the occasion. •Ti« LactatiTgRa axp tub Rail Road. —Even if it were practicable, the jnotion *o annul the charter of the Philadelphia Wilmington and Baltimore Rail Road, (tending in our Legislature, is not the right reme dy against that corporation, for its refusal to pay the tax imposed by the State. The State has, In this case, the same recourse as it baa in the case of an individual, but the movement to annul its charter is a step in the wrong direetion, as will bo found after more mature reflection. The Rete of Interest* Six per «sent, is tho legal rate of interest in this State, and in most of the other States, The experience of mankind long since fixed it at that rate, as all that money is worth, in tho ordinary channels of trade. When money Is scarce, it is of course in greater demand, and those vfio aro needy would willingly pay mo;e than tho legal rate of interest in order to satisfy their demand e. But whon money is plenty it is difficult to loan it at six per cent, and contracts are often made at less than the lejal rate. It is necessary, therefore, to have some fixed rate of interest as a basis for all legal transactions. In times of scarcity six per cent, will not satisfy the rapacity of tho money-lender, and if the rate were raised to seven or eight per cent, by law, arguments would not be wanting, in times of pressure, to raise it higher still. Some contend that money ought to bo regulated like every thing else, by the demand and supply, and that money is worth whatever it will bring. This is a fallacy. Money is tho standard of value, by which tho value of all com modities is regulated, not a commodity itself. We have known 50 per cent, to be paid, in somo instances, but no one will contend that money can be profitably bor rowed at such a runious rate of interest as that, and therefore it is not worth what ever it will bring. Capital oan always take care of itself, and needs no protec tion. It is tho borrower that needs pro tection against the lender. Money is power, and tho law should protect the weak against the strong, for the strong are ablo to protect themselves. To increase the rate of interest, would be to legislate for the benefit of the rich againBt the poor ; the few against the many ; for the propor tion of uapijalists in tho community is scarcely one to a hundred. Nothing could be more disastrous to tho interests of the poor, at the present time, when there is so great a stringency in monetary affairs, aqd nothing could be iporo unpopular. It would lead to tha sorest embarrassments ; for all persons who bavo invested their money at six per cent, would Beek to call it in and reinvest it at the advanced rate ; mortgages would bo foreclosed, and all qther sccurieties disturbed for a like pur pose, and the pressure would be far grea ter than it has hitherto been. This is the business aspect of the case ; but there is also a moral aspect, which will not present at this time; for morality, unlike money, is at a heavy discount, and the idea would bo scouted. But it is well to remember that usury is forbidden, and that the voice of the evangel has been ut tered against it. We hope the Legisla ture will be wise enough to let the sub ject alone, and we aro glad to find that strong remonstrances are being prepared against it. we Tub Ampiiions :— Tho following letter was received us, a few days since, writ ten in a fair hand, and bearing tho signa ture of one whom we know to be a friend and admirer of tho association of young gentlemen bearing the above appellation. Nevertheless, the writer is after them, with a sharp nib. Our young friends should bear in mind, however, " that an honest friend will tell us of our faults." They have thin to console them, under tho pres ent infliction of our fair correspondent, that having received so much praise in the past, they can »fiord, now, to endure a lit tle something of a different quality. But, let them heed the admonition : it will do them no harm. Aud we feel, just here, like putting in for them, apologetically, the plea of a play of youthful spirits, which sometimes effervesce and overflow their dinary channels. But we have written enough by way of preface; here is the letter : <>r Jan. 24, 1869. Mr. Enrron : I happened to be a visitor to your thriving town, during the week that is past ; I was much pleased with many change« I noted, especially the handsome buildings that have ta ken the place of former ones, less imposing and attractive in appearance. While sitting in the car, waiting to move on, T could but mark the changes about the Depot. What was formerly an open lot belonging to the Railroad Company, and generally covered with water at this season, has now'a railroad track for freight cars, and a new carriage track, while be yond is the new National Hotel, several W houses, Lumber and Coal Yards, a Steam »Saw' Mill, Ac. presenting a busy and cheerful scene. But 1 am getting on too fast ; for I am in the car, saying good bye, when I have not yet spoken of what interested me most, during njv visit, Vn Thursday night, when falling into the first sweet s'eep, I was gently awakened by strains of Bweetest music, which only stringed instruments can produce. I held my breath with delight ns the melody rose and fell in soft cadences on the still night air. The music was so clear and distinct, I almost thought it beneath my own window ; but, sing, found it some distance off. One beautiful air followed another, in good time and taste, till the music ceased, the perform ers having entered the parlor of the lady whom they were serenading. I felt iBvself taking a long sigh of regret ; for I had been rifted, as it were, beyond thji world of ne of "Modnlight, Music, Love and ri to Flowers.' I listened sometime, hoping the music would continue; andwasjnst drifting off into Dream land, when rat« aroused me, and I soon found it was tl.e "Band" emerging into the street. But what was my disappointment, when, instead of a farewell serenade, 1 heard very discordant sounds. Ia>ud laughter, snatches of songs, whoops, and even yells I which resounded through the quiet air, contrasting very vividly with the mellow music which had gone before. As tho sound of their voices died away it left me think ing. 1 had heard much of this " Amphion Band" Ufore my visit to Middletown. I was told that composed of estimable young men, belong ing to some of the best families in the place, the sons of pious parents, and possessing much merit ii J themselves, amateurs in music and evincing mucÀ 1 talent for the same. I hod met several of them in the street and can testify to their gentlemanly appearance and de portment. Why is it then, thought I, that they can so Jar forget good taste and good breeding, as to shock, by their boisterousness, the ears of the very ladies they wished to compliment ? These young town, andlhout times, I should be delighted to always hear their musiu, without any jarring symphony. Yours, sincerely, it men are the promise of your h I should visit it a thousand V.\ LOCAL AFFAIRS. About the Railroads. —Contrary to expectation the Board of Directors of the Kent County Railroad failed to make a contract for finishing tho road at their meeting on Friday of last week. The gentlemen who were expected to take the contract were present, and Btatcd very frankly, we learn, that they could not dertake the work on the terms proposed without loss both to themselves and the company. So says the Kent News. The Ccntreville Observer Blates the work the Queen Anne's road is progressing. Tho board of Directors have ordered vey to be made from Centreville to Queens town. Tho road from Massey's X Roads to Carville'8 is now nearly ready to lay the track upon. The road from Towns end to Massey's is ftlso nearly completed, and if the work is continued as it has been thus far, the whistle of tho iron horse as he roams through the forests of Queen Anne's will soon be heard. un asur Fruit. —The farmers in this locality, says the Sussex Journal , have made ex tensive preparations for a largo CFop of small fruit next season. Strawberry plants are looking well and should no misfortune befall them the crop will be large. We are sorry to learn that the railroad has placed the freight at such a high rate, 4J cents per quart to Philadelphia, Tho cost of shipping is so great that unless prices are good, farmers cannot afford to ship them to tho city. The railroad company is very wrong in pursuing this course, in stead of stimulating and encouraging the growth of fruit they arc grinding us down with heavy freights. We got a package from Philadelphia some time ago and the charges for freight were greater than the original cost of the article. This is, sure ly, bad policy. Put we hope at no dis tant day to have a line to New York by way of Lewes and then the Delaware rail road will see the error they hayc made. We hope our people will not become dis couraged, relief will come we trust. The Sfate Legislature has adopted n joint resolution declaring the authority of the State over tho landing of ocean tele graph cables on its shore, alleging that the Atlantic coast of Delaware is peculiar ly favorable for the landing of the French cable, and appointing J. P. Comegys a commissioner to confer with the owning that enterprise. Notice was given in the House Tuesday of a bill to amend the charter of the Phil adelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Kail road Company. Prior to this action both houses held a secret and informal on the subject. Cecil Items.— B. J. Walmalcy sold to Joseph Biggs a tract of land in the First District, containing one hundred and for ty-two acres, with the improvements. Price, $18,300. The Susquehanna Canal company sold to the Columbia and Port Deposit Railroad Company the old Canal property along the Susquehanna. Priée, $13,000. Quito a thriving business is carried on in Elk Neck by persons digging laurel roots for shipment north, where they cut into pipes, knots, &c. The following gentlemen have been elected Directors of the National Bank of Newark: Joseph Ilossingcr, John Miller, William McClelland, John W. Evans, S. Elliot Curtis, Joel Thompson, Jr. and Robert T. Rankin. At their meeting held Wednesday, Joseph Hossinger was elected President, in place of John Miller, resigned. We learn that the Amphions will visit Smyrna next week, at the invitation of the Smyrna Orchestra. The junction of these two musical associations will afford tho cit izens of Smyrna a rare musical treat, no doubt. AVill the Times take notes, and let us hoar from them. On Tuesday night lost, the barn of Ja cob Caulk, colored, in Appoquinitnink Hundred," took fire from a lamp which was carried into it, and was consumed, togeth er with two tons of hay and a quantity of corn blades. A remonstrance against the proposed change in the legal rate of interest in this State, has been numerously signed here, the past week. Also a petition for a new Bank in Middletown. The formers are now making their gagements for labor, for the present year. The low price of grain will cause a reduc tion from former rates. A protracted meeting and revival are in progress at the .Methodist Church in Odes sa, A number have made profession of religion. The present long-continued spring-like weather, is very remarkable. It has not started the peach buds, yet, the nights bo ing too cool, Scarlet fever is raging in Wilmington, carrying sorrow into muny families, and i: considered contagious. McLear k Kendall Velocipedes in Wilmington. company session are a manufacturing Tlte latest evidence of the malice which Congress bears towards President Johnson, is a refusalto confirm his appointments to of office. That body docs no harm to tho Pres ident by this exhibition of its petty spite ; it simply dishonors itself, anj no doubt ob structs tlie public service. We announced, in our last, that a reply would bo forthcoming, probably, this weok, to "A Stockholder," in defence of tha management of the Kent Rail Road, but we it uve since been apprised that correspondent has changed his purpose. our Several Enigmas and other matters on hand for the next issue. are The widow of President Lincoln a to Congress for a pension to enable live in a manner becoming her position the widow of an American President. The petition is dated at Frankfort, Germany. er to They have hod fine sleighing in the north for more than two months. Letter from Dorer. For Ihk Middletown Tranterijd. Dover, Del. Jan. 28th, 1809. The Legislature has passed no kills of special general interest during the week. Divorces are not bo easily obtained as was supposed by many at tho commençaient of the session. The folloAving are amongst tho bills of that character which liuve S ussed both Houses :—An act to divorce lary don ; Mary Kaiser and Charles Kaiser ; Laura C. Riggs nud James B. Riggs; John P. Davis and Moliie J. Davis, from the bonds of matrimony. The following bills which had passed the House, wore defeated on their final passage in tho Senate ; ''An act to di vorce George W. Walling and Catherine Walling; Nathaniel Bailey und Hannah Bailey ; Churlotto llcrsehuian and Chris tian Hcrschmnu. Many both A. Sawdon and Richard T. Saw other divorce Houses which cases are pending in have not yet been pushed to a final pas sage. On Thursday, the bills for incorpora ting the Union Loan Association of Wil mington, having passed two readings eame up for fipal action, but was defeated by a vote of nine in favor and seven opposed to the measure. On Monday Mr. Bacon moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the hill was defeated, which carried, when on motion of Mr. Dean the further consideration of tho subject postponed until Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Mr- Silver, on Tuesday introduced a bill nuking it obligatory upon the Sheriff of New Castle county to serye writs from Justices of the Peace, Mr.Vandegrift, on tho same day intro duced a bill to incorporate the Odessa Building and Loan Association, and Wednesday passed second reading. Mr, Brady, on the same day offered a petition from citizens of Red Liou Hun dred, praying for g division of tho Hun dred into two election districts. The pe tition was referred to tho committee on Elections. A bill is also pending, offered by Dr. Brown, to divide Christiana Hundred iuto two election districts. Bills have also been offered by Mr. Jump, to divide Duck Creek Hundred and Little Creek Ilnndrcd, in Kent county, each into two election Districts. Mr. Dean, on Tuesday gave notice that he would on to-morrow or some future day introduce a bill to annul tho charter of the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Bal timore Rail Road Company. Mr. Meredith, of Kent, on Wedncstlaj* called up his hill to repeal chapter 41 of tho revised Code relating to appropriations for Sabbath Schools. Messrs, Reynolds and Meredith advocated the repeal and was opposed by Messrs. Bacon and Rob inson, on a call of tho House, the follow ing was the result: Yeas—Brown, Dean, Jump, Marvel, Meredith, Mitchell and Nays—Bacon, Brady, Cloud, Connaway, Deakyne, Hamm, Math ews, Robinson, Silver, Tomlinson, Vande grift, Walcott, and Mr. Speaker—13. Tho Committe on Ways and Means busy perfecting a schedule of articles and interests to he subjected to a State tax. The committee, ou Education are nearly ready to present an amendment to the pres ent school law providing for a state Su perintendent at a salary of $1000 per year with expenses, and making it obli gatory upon him to visit each school in the State ot least twico Was was on Reynolds—7. II. a year. Sad Accident at Salisbury, K. II. As Mr Sylvester Scribner, of Salisbury, N. H. was returning home with his team from his work in the woods, on the after noon of tlie 31st ultimo, his attention called to his dog, which every two or three minutes would jump on to its hind feet, aud, intently looking away into the forest, would listen ns if to some sound, and then utter a low cry. The dog repeat ed his siugular acts several times, till at last Mr. Scribner stopped his team and, listening, he heard a confused sound— human or not he was unable to tell. Leav ing liis team he started in the direction of the sound, the dog cheerfully preceding him, aud often looking back to learn if his master was following. On they went through the wood, till at length Mr. Scrib ner was satisfied that the sound came from a human being in distress. Hurrying to ward it with all possible haste, his surprise may be imagined when, on coming sud denly into a low valley, he discovered of his nearest neighbors, Mr. Robert S. Batchclder, crushed under tlie trunk of ash tree, eighteen inches in diameter. The poor man could hardly articulate. One thigh was terribly broken, tho bone pro truding, and tho wound bleeding. Tho other leg was crossed over the broken one, and badly bruised. Other parts of his bo dy were also injured. In his despair the poor man had worn his fingers nearly to the bone iu vainly attempting to dig into the frozen earth and thus case bis suffer ing limbs, Mr. Scribner went immedi ately to work to rescue the poor man, aud after displaying almost superhuman strength, he at last succeeded in getting Mr. Batcbelder from under the tree. He theu went for his team, and loading his neighbor on to the sled, carried him to his home with all possible dispatch. The dis tance was about two miles, and on reach ing it Mr. Batcbelder was but just alive. Prompt remedies partially restored him and he bas since been gaining, and there are hopes of his finaj recovery. He stated that in felling the tree it lodged against another, and threw the butt from tho stump and struck him. It is not probable that he could have lived an hour louger had he not been fortunately discovered. He owes his life to both man and dog. Mr. Batch cider is one of the most esteemed and sub stantial citizens of Salisbury. ; nn — . . . Gen. Grant was much pleased with his recent reception in Baltimore. Hon. John P. Stockton, Democrat, has again been elected United States Senator by tho Legislature of New Jersey, vice lion. Frederick T. Frelinglty The Legislature of Florida has declared, by vote of 43 to 5, that tho evidence against Governor Reed is sufficient to rant impeachment. se ii . war Items of News. The troubles between tho citizens and soldiers in Havana continue. Several dis turbances are reported, the most serious taking place at the Louvre coffee house, where tho troops fired upon tho guests in the lower hall, killing several Spanish gen tlcmeu, Government employees and offi cers of the army, as well as others, and tvounding a number. Samuel Cohen, an American, was assassinated near the Lou vre, about the same time. A later dis patch reported the city and vicinity quiet. Joseph Woods, tho negro man tvho at tempted the assassination of Capt. Wallace Clayton, of Chestertown, whilst asleep in the cabin of his vessel, lying at Smith's wharf, Baltimore, on the night of the 28th arrested a few days ago in Anne Arundel county, and has been lodged in Baltimore city jail to await the action of the grand jury. The Baltimore and Potomac Railroad is now under contract for grading, and work men are engaged along its entire length, and it is expected that the road will be completed by tho first of January, 1870. This will afford two lines betweeu the South and Baltimore. The subject of the abolition of tho slave trade in the different colonies of Spain is already engaging the serious attention of the Government. A proposition declar ing all vessels engaged in this traffic pirates is under consideration, and will probably prevail. lion. Asa Packer has consented to be a candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, provided he is nominated by the Démo cratie Stato Convention. Several of the douiooratlo papers of that State are urging tho nomination of General Winfield Scott Hancock. The Commissioner of Internal Revenue has revoked bis decision—published a few weeks since—that all building associations are liable to pay special and income tax as bankers. It is reported from gun Domingo that President Baez line sold Alta Vola to q French company, and that the American Consul had protested against tho transac tion. of May, 1807, w In the Common Pleas Court, at Provi dence, Anastasia Slatterly, » factory git^, has received a verdict for $13,000 'against Barney Fanning, for breach of promise of marriage. Since the war the sugar crop of Louisi ana has increased from 10,000 bhds. in 18U3-'(i4 to 100,000 the present season, with a prospect for the next season of 250, 000 hhds. 'lh: four negro men who murdered the Captain and Mate of the schooner Brave, are to he hung on the 5th of March next, in Princess Anne, Somerset county, Md. Missouri has redeemed more Union Mil itary bonds than were originally issued, and the Legislature has appointed uiitteo to investigate tho matter. The Erie railway is making inquiries as to how some of its conductors on small sal aries get possession of fust horses ami brownstouo mansions. The Senate will not confirm Secretary Seward's scheme for the purchase of St. Thomas. He agreed to give Denmark $7,000,000 for the island. Bogart, the absconding paymaster's clerk of the United States war vessel Ver mont, has been roarrcsted near Montreal, Canada. a com An Australian horse recently ran ten miles in 23 minutes and 35 seconds, said to bo the fastest time on record for that distance. The Postmaster at Portland, Oregon, has becu convicted of robbing tho mails and sentenced to twelve years' imprison ment. Some twelve to fifteen hundred sailors of all nationalities are on a strike in New York. They demand $30 a month. A Rochester manufacturer has an order for $50,000 worth of lamps of different sorts for tho Union Pacifie railroad. Jefferson Davis writes from Europe to a friend that he intends to pass the winter in the Southern part of France. Alexander II. Stephens will enter at once upon his duties as Professor of the University of Georgia. General Sheridan has had another gagement with the Indians, in which the rod men were defeated. The Viceroy of Egypt lias offered the Sultan of Turkey an army of 50,000 and a fleet in the event of The entire police force of Springfield, Indiana, has been discharged for complic ity with thieves. General Thayer, the first superintendent of West Point, is still living, at the a<»o of 84. b The Provisional Government of Spa in will not accept any proposal for the cession of Cuba. The Greek Government is said to have rejected tho declaration of the Paris Con ference. 00 war. Terrible Death.— A colored man met with an arçful death in the neighborhood of New Paris, Ky. a few nights since. A neighbor, a white man, had killed his hogs and left them out at night. Tho negro undertook to steal one, and was in such a hurry to secure the pork that he forgot to remove the gambrel stick. To reach his homo it was necessary to cross a fence. In doing so he placed the hog on the top rail, and it is supposed that he slipped— at any rate the negro's head was caught in the opening of the hind logs, and hm neck broken by the stick. He was found next morning dead, the hog on one side of the fence and he on the other, with his head fast as described. Fusil Oil, of which so much is said in connection with liquor adulterations, is a liquid, colorless when pure, of offensive smell and burning taste, obtained by tinning in fermentation in tho distilling process uftcr the ajehoholic portion is drawn off. Its action upon the animal system is that of a positive poison, its pot- producing nausea, headache, nnd gid diness. Its presence in liquors is highly injurious, and indicates bad distillation the use of damaged grain. It may bo de tected by agitating the liquor with wnter and leaving it stand for tho oil to rise to the surface, Otie ounce of fusil oil kills a rabbit in four minutes. Thiuk of that dram drinkers. oon va MARRIED. In Philadelphia, cn the 28»h ult. by the Rev. Samuel Durborrow, Mr. George W. Mcgce, of' Cecilton, Cecil county, Md. to Misa Katie A. McKee, only daughter of Mr. Andrew McKee, of Wilmington. DIED. At Head of Sassafras, Kent ronnty, Md. on the 25th inst. Miss Sarah A.. curry, in the 57th year of her age. 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No charge for examination. !"■ 1 BOOK, STATIONERY, AND VARIETY STORE. S CHOOL BOOKS and Miscellaneous Works, Bibles, Prayer Books nnd Hymn Books, Blank Bonks, in various styles and binding: Tuck, Memorandum and Puss Books. STATIONERY. Writing, Letter, nnd Note Paper, Envelopes, in variety ; Muuruiug Paper and Envelopes to match. FANCY ARTICLES. Photograph Albums, Work Boxes, Fancy Boxes, Writing Desks, Ladies' Satchels, Pocket Rooks, Port Folios, Purses, Port Monaies, Cases, Picture Frames, T Cords, Looking Glasses, HACK a AMMON BOARDS\ CHESS AND CHECKER MEN, GAMES of all KINDS. Scgar •I and Rubber Pencils mid Penholders, Writing Fluid and Ink .Stands, Poeket Cutlery, Roger's Scissors, Ac. Sleeve Buttons, Studs, Breast Pins, Finger Rings, Spectacles, b Violin Strings, Cohtlis, Brushes, Nail nud Tooth Brushes, Uuiu Bands, Watch Keys, Key Itiugs, and Puff Boxes. A fine assortment of Colgate & Co's. Soap. PHALON '8 NIGHT BLOOMING CERF.US, Wright's and Taylor's Superior Extracts, Pomades, Hair Oils, And Dental Soap of the First Quality. GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS. Neck Ties of various styles, Bismarck Collars Gloves, Hose, Handkerchiefs, Cuffs, Wristlets. ' Scgnrs, Tobacco Pipes, Meerschaums, and To bacco Pouches. Lumps, Lamp Chimneys, Wicks and Coal Oil. NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES. New York Ledger, Harper's Weekly, Bazaar and Magazine, Frank Leslie, Chimney C Weekly, Girls and Bo Gleason's Liter; •nier, Weekly, y Companion, &<•. Godey's Peterson's, d Min'e Demon Atlantic, Arthur's, ---•cat's Magazines. D. L. DUNNING, Corner of Main and Scott streets, Middletown, Del. axy Jan. 30—ly NOTICE. T HE following articles embraced in the Grand Scheme of the late Masonic Fair and Festi val, at Chesapeake City, Md. will be drawn for On FEBRUARYbth, 1869, at 7, P. M. 1 Mowing Machine (Wood's).$150 00 1 Ladjer Gold Hunting Case Watch.loo 00 ...60 00 ...80 00 ...40 00 ...30 00 ...20 00 ...10 00 1 Wolf Robe... 1 Set Single Harness (Gold Mounting) 1 Ladies Saddle. 1 Afghan. 1 Buffalo Robe. 1 Bridle and Martingale. 1 Gold Watcli Chain (genuine). 1 Counterpane.. 1 Set Stone China. 1 Large Silver Plated Castor. 1 Counterpane.. 1 Child'sSled.. 1 Set Glass Ware. 1 Box Cigars...,. 1 do 1 Glass Pitcher... 1 Carriage Whip 40 00 7 50 10 00 10 00 7 50 5 00 .G 00 4 00 do 4 00 4 00 2 50 1 I 1 Pair of Qents Arctic Shoes, size to suit the'* drawer....... 4 00 1 Pair Ladies do, (size to suit the drawer )...3 00 $600 00 There will also be drawn, in Three Separate Schemes, at the same time, 1 Set Silver Mounted Double Harness val ued at.. 1 Wolf Rohe valued at. 1 Pair Bed Blankets valued at.... Persons desiring chnnccs in either of the above Schemes, can obtain them at the Wigwam night ot tlie drawing, or at any time previous, from Mr. E. P. Bowen. Chesapeake City Jan. 27, 18G9—lw ....60 00 ....15 00 the ESTIîAlY. ( 'lAME to the .Subscriber's premises on January J 22d, I860, TWO CALVES. TheOwnercan have the same by proving property and paving charges. WM. II. HOUSTON. Jan, 30—2w NEW STOVE, TIN, AND HOUSE-FURNISHING STORE IN Middletown, Delaware. THOMAS H. ROTH WELD Respectfully announces to the Public that he has just started a New Stove, Tin, and House-Fur nishing Store in Middletown, temporarily located over Wm, L. Bucke & Son's Machine Shops, where he is prepared to manufac ture ALL KINDS OF TIN WARE, At Short Notice. ORDERS for ROOFING & SPOUTING Respectfully Solicited and Promptly attended to STOVES, TIN WARE, AC. Constantly on hand and at the Lowest Cash Prices. Mr. R. E. Knighton, well known as a skilful workman, is our Foreman, and will give his personal attention to the business. The following Cook Stoves on sale and recommended to the Public: THE NIAGARA IMPROVED, THE CONTINENTAL, THE PRIZE. The first named is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction, and it is believed the others will also.. The following Parlor Stoves offered to the Public, and believ-. ed to be equal to any other Stoves in the market : are aro THE BBILLIANT, and THE GEM. Orders will he received and promptly filled for any kind of Stove that may be desired. Prompt attention to business, moderate prices, competent workmen, and a deter mination to please, may at all times bo peeted by tliuse who may favor him witlg their cu tom. Jan. 30—ly ex-. GREAT REDUCTION IN PRICES!» "yyiSIllNG to close out our Stock of WINTER GOODS, usual Large Spring Stock, We will make a Reduction of 15 to 20 per cent, (for Cash) for all kinds of Woolen Goods, ap pertaining to Winter wear, consisting in part as follows : Ladies' and Misses' Woolen Hoods, HOSIERY, GLOVES, MITTS, BAL MORAL SKIRTS, Single and Double Shawls, LADIES' DRESS FABRICS, Consisting of PLAIN, PLAID, AND FIGURED POPLINS; BLACK A COLORED FRENCH MERINOES, FIGURED A PLAIN DE LAINES, AC. Black Mixed Water-Proof Itcpel lants for Ladies' Suits. To inuke loom for BLACK AND COL'D CLOTHS, Black, Brown, & Silk-Mixed French and English Cassimeres, for Men and Boy's wear. DEAN'S, MURPHY'S, AND MALLALIEW'S HEAVY 15 OUNCE KERSEYS. ' Large 10-4 and 12-4 white Bed Blanket#, BROWN, GRAY, & BLUE Mixed Blankets, A large lot ofl»est make of Calicoes, still sel ling at 12J and 14 cents per yard, notwithstand ing the recent great advance of 20 per cent, in all kinds of Cattou Goods. Full yard wide heavy Shaker Flannels, all wool; Red, White and Grey twilled Flannel», half wool and half cotton. A nice lino of OPERA FLANNELS, in Red, Blue, Mode and White. HEX'S AND YOUTHS' BUCK DRIVING GAUNTLETTS, GLOVES, 4 MITTS. LADIES' & MISSES' UNDER VESTS, Scarfs, Sontags, &o. Gents' & Youths' Woolen Scarfs, in all sizes anç} fron^ fifteen to fifty cents. GENTS' d' YOUTHS' Undershirts and Drawers^ LADIES' AND GENTS' Arctic and Cloth Overshoes. LADIES', MISSES', & CHILDRENS! Rubber Overshoe», Gents' and Youths' Rubber Overshoes Gents' and Youths' Llaek a(t4 grown Alpine, k French round crown Hats. LARGE 10-4 X 10-4 FANCY CtM/H German Coverlets, selling at a great sacrfice to close them out. Cash Buyers seeking Bargains are particularly invited to call and examine our stock of " WINTER GOODS, before purchasing elsewhere, as we are determin ed to close them out at a great sacrifice. JOHN A. REYNOLDS k SONS. Jan. 30— 2i