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MltM»urrown, del. BATUBDAY MORNlNB, PKUKÜARŸ 13, 1809. CoaaMIUg tHe PrMMmttal Vat*. " L#t us have pone," was the rallying cry of the dominait party, throughout the progress of the late Presidential campaign. But what mockery was contained in those wards,—what bitter irony,—is seen in the ' whole record of that party, Bincc. But, that they should break the reigning peace , among themselves, was hardly to have been expected. Look, however, at the following record of Wednesdays proceed ings, while counting the vote for Presi dent, which we take from the columns of a Republican paper. Is this a foretaste of the "peace" the country is to enjoy through radical ascendancy? Is this omen of the political storm and tempest he be inaugurated at tho very threshold of tho new administration, making the new President feel that the thunder and the «moka of battle were preferable ? He will find it « more difficult task to maintain we d er und subordination in his corps of partisans and political camp-followers, than lie did at any time among his legions on the banks of the Petoinac. an Tho two Houses of Congress decided on Monday by concurrent resolutions that the vote of Georgia should bo counted, and the general result announced, with nnd without it. Upon reaching it, however, in the joint convention, Wednesday, Gen eral Butler objected, to its being counted, and tho Senate retired for deliberation. The result was that the House sustained Butler, and the Senate stood by the current resolution. When the two Hou ses re-assembled, Mr. Wade directed the tellers to proceed with the vote of Georgia. General Butler desired to state the actioD of the House. "The Chair will entertain no motion," was the reply of Mr. Wade, uttered in a stentorian tone and con accompan ied by tremendous raps of his gavel. The scene that followed beggars description. Gen. Butler demanded to be heard. Sen ator Wade rapped, and growing more an gry as he did so, declared that the Chair would hear nothing. Fifty-seven at on'cc tried to address the Chair, Senators could be heard telling Mr. Wade to go on with the count, Ae. Shouts of "order" made the disorder inoro turbulent. General Butler's voice rose above the diu of Mr. Wade's gavel, appealing from the Chair's ifioetsion, and declaring with fierce and Electric effect that the rights of the House were being invaded and trampled under foot. Mr. Wade still continued to beat the desk, and declare that the Chair would entertain no appeal, aud that nothing in order but the announcement of Geor gia's vote. Messrs. Iugersoll, Bromwell, and Farnsworth of Illinois, got into the melee, and Mr. Dickey, of Lancaster, made himself both heard and seen effec tively in support of General Butler. The latter was the ralliant centre of an excited group, and memories of Cromwellian ges and Jacobiuian furors was pui enme crowding to the mind, as the eye took in tho inten sely exciting and dramatic When the turmoil was at its bight, Mr. Wade, rappiug more angrily, Senators (rawing more and more excited, Repre sentatives appearing each momeut more like the "confusion worso confounded." Mr. Butler, throwing his head back, shout ed out, giving poiut to his words by consciously turning up his cuffs—"that this tyranny could not be submitted -to ; that the rights of the House could not thus be trampled upon." Tho disorder reached its climax here. The Speaker cauio to Mr. Wade's rescue by directing the arrest of members who disobeyed the orders of the presidingofficcr. The House sank in to sudden quiet. Mr. Oonkling proceeded to read the returns. Mr. Wade announ ced the final result, and the Senate return ed to their chamber. While Gen. But ler's pugnacity created the disagreement, Senator Wade's obstinacy and want of tact as a presiding officer, gave it a serious aspect, aud made it more awkward. scene. un A"bel J. Rees, Esq. is discussing, in the JKent News, the benefits of constructing the main stem of the Rail Road to the low er turminus instead of stopping at Belair. In the last issue of the News the following passage, in his letter to that journal, cura: 00 - "Sinapis" is a littie hard on our county town, and whilst I eould not sanction his article, I do not think anybody is hurt, as the enclosed two dollar greenback has 'been handed me for one year's subscrip tion to the Kettt News, the person handing it saying he wanted to see the fun. Our lfriend of the Transcript seems to think "Sinapis" must be a transplant from the forests of Delaware. I can assure him .that such is not the fact ; but Chestertown iis somewhat in debt to that same Delaware iforest, aud the projector and former pro ietqr.of the "Voshell House" was raised, think not far from there—spreading «v.hjtc oaks that sheltered the Blue Hen's Chickens in times past. r Im portait to Tobacconists. —There is ever some new law, regulation, or interpre tatioi, is relation to the internal revenue tax. Dealers scarcely know how to pro ceed, and as soou is they become familiar With one regulation, there is leliango, and (they have to learn their duty under the Haw over again : On and after February loth, 1869, all smoking, fine cut chewing tobacco, and «■«IF, in the hands of dealers, not packed sind stamped with tax paid stamps quired by the new law, must bo so packed and stamped at the expense of the owner or holder* before being sold or offered for sale, thoagh a tax may have been previ ously paid on it. Heavy penalties are at tached to violation of the law hcBides eon "" as re The Rev. President Blanchard) of devout ad* Wheaton College, tlHnois mirer of the lute Thaddctis Stevens—gives to the Cincinnati Gazette ' * personal recol lections of his friend. While he confirms the charge that Stevens did. live with a colored woman ns his wifo, ho dismisses the subject in a most summary way, as though it wero scarcely worthy of mention. The reverend eulogist says : I begin this article on Mr. Tbnddeus Stevens with precisely that point in his life on which two or three religious papers assailed his memory. I mean his domes tic relations. Tho colored Bishop Payne, a shrewd and pious man, who bad the means of knowing, said to mo: "He lived with a colored woman as his wife ; that was all there was about that." There is said to be great anxiety in Washington to learn the names of Gen. Grant's Cabinet. The most prominent Republicans express themselves as entire ly ignorant on the subject. Let them pos sess their souls in patience, the secret will leak out, after awhile. We learn that the bill to divide Red Lion Hundred was defeated in the Senate yesterday morning. It will probably be reconsidered and passed on Monday. The Legislature adjourned yesterday until Monday.— Ed. To-morrow is St. Valentine's day. As it is Sunday, all tender missives must be attended to to-day. Like notes in bank, if deferred for a day, they may go to pro test. State Elections. —The political cam paign of 1869 will open with the following State elections : New Hampshire, March 9; Connecticut, April 4; Rhode Island, April 7. A Governor is to be chosen in each. Heavy Roddery.— Wm. II. Jamar, the paymaster of tho Philadelphia, Wilming ton and Baltimore Railroad, arrived here about noon on Saturday with his car. He had been payiug tho operatives on a part of the road below. He took the money box out of the car and locked it in the safe in the office of Mr. Mahoney, a rear room in the Railroad Depot building. Ou Mon day morning about 7 o'clock, tho safe was found to have been robbed of the box con taining from $15,000 to $17,000. There was in the safe beside, $1,000 which was not taken by the Bkillful thief, day morning a segar-maker by the name of Willis, who works for R. E. Hayes found a skeleton key in Fourth street, near Whann's faotory. Monday mornin" some of the railroad men were talking of the robbery when this key was oroduced and ujion trial was found to fit the safe nnd open it readily. As the safe is all sound it is supposed it was opened in this way. The oitico is in charge of the watchman On Sun who locks it at night ; but tho precaution is taken to havo the gas kept dim ly burning. It is presumed tho thief also had keys to the office door and that he walked in while the watchman's attention was given to somo other portion of the premises. No clue it is said has yet been found to lead to the guilty party. The safe is a patent, with a small key about an inch in length.— Delaware Gazette. Suspicion points, we hear, to a young man. son of an old and faithful official, for many years connected with tho railroadof •ce. Alleoed Robbery ok Adams Express Company.— An agent of the Adams Ex press Company at Ridgcly, absconded Tuesday last, taking with him a little up wards of eleven hundred dollars. Of this amount, th.irty-odd dollars belonged to the railroad company, aud the remainder money left with him to be expressed to dif ferent parties in Baltimore and elsewhere. The parties, however, all hold the receipt of the company in the agent's name, aud will of course, bo no losers thereby. Four hundred and thirty-eight dollars of this amount was left with him by Mr. II. Blackiston, of this town, to be expressed and Mr. James M. Saulsbury had also de posited near eighty - dollars. Dr. Golds borough, the superintendent of tho rail road, telegraphed in every direction ns soon as it was ascertained that the agent had departed, and expert detectives arc on the search for him. Our latest advices state he is still at large, yet wo have no doubt but that he will be eventually cap tured. We learn that an agent of the press company is at Ridgcly endeavoring to ascertain the amount of money missing in order to make future reparation.— Den ton (Md.) Union. was I'X Louis Napoleon will enter upon bis six ty-second year next month, and the Em press in August will celebrate her forty third birthday. They both look young for their years, iu spite of the cares of State. One of the editors of the Montgomery (Ala.) Mail was recently sent to prison for refusing to serve as a juror, the court declining to accept his plea for exemption that he was an attorney-at-law. President Roberts, of Liberia, dined at Senator Sumner's last week, the first time a colored man has sat at a senatorial hogany. A locomotive, which is put in motion without steam or compressed air, is on ex hibition in New York. In the United States District Court, Richmond, Thursday, the District Attor ney, under instructions from the Attorney General, in accordance with the Presi dent's amnesty proclamation, entered nolle bqtp indictments against Mr. Jefferson Daris, ppd one in those against Generals R, E- Lee, Wade Hampton, Breckinridge, Lopgstreet, Wise, Pryor, Seddon, Mabopc, Early apd thirty others. On motion of Robert Opld, tho Court or dered that the securities on the Davis bail bond be discharged from further responsi bility. f ma prosequi i$ LOCAL AFFAIRS. Grand Vocai. and Instuumrntal Con cert, and Festival. —Union Lodge, No. 5, A. F. A, M. of Middletown, will give a Grand Vocal and Instrumental Concert, at the Town Hall, on Tuesday and Wed nesday evenings, March 30, and 31. A double quartette, (or eight voices,) has been engaged, and also one of the most skilful pianists in the country. Tho mu sical talent engaged for this concert com prises some of the best voices known to the profession, and the whole of them are of a high order of merit. The managers are able to promise to this community a rare musical treat, one which cannot be surpassed in our largest cities. Our own orchestra, the Amphions, will also bo present, to contribute their unrivalled aid to the entertainment. The occasion is al so designed to be one of social enjoyment; with this view tho managers have deter mined to hold a Festival, each evening, and to provido every delicacy appropriate to the season. The Concert will be under the direction of Mr. J. T. Wells, of Phil adelphia, one of the most successful musi cal purveyors, whose cultivated taste and skill in his profession are a guarantee of the highest satisfaction to his auditors. The programme will probably be announ ced in our next, and will embrace solos, duetts, trios, quartettes, and choruses, with selections from the best composers. As this will be the first grand opening of our beautiful Town Hall, it is expected that the large auditorium, which is estima ted to bold six hundred people, will be filled to its utmost capacity. Middletown Academy.— We called on Professors Wood and Hicks at this Insti tution, some days ago, while they busily occupied in their tutelary labors. The first thing which struck our attention was the good order and quiet observed, and the mutual courtesy practised between tutors and pupils. The evidences exhibi ted by the pupils of the progress they making in their studios, were particularly gratifying. The Professors show not only the capacity for their high and responsi ble duties, but an aptness in them, a fac ulty for command, and that enthusiasm in and devotion to their profession, so es sential to the successful instructors of youth. The Academy is now in a flour ishing condition, and we trust that our cit zens will take a pride in sustaining it and rendering it remunerative to the principals whoso time and labor are so devoted to the moral and intellectual training of their children. No other interest in society is equal in the scale of importance to this. The school is worthy to attract pupils from a distance ae well as from the surrounding country, nnd a proper local pride should induce every one to sustain the Principals in their earnest efforts to build up this In stitution, ; Wo mentioned last week that a barrel of pork was stolen on the previous Satur day night, from the front of Armstrong's store, at Armstrong's Corner. Suspicion f.11 upon a negrô in»n named John Chan dler, who was arrested and confessed his guiit, implicating two white men, John Thompson and John Whitlock. The par ty were all taken before Esquire Peter B. Vandevcr, at Netv Castle, on Monday last, aud after a hearing wero held to bail in the sum of $300 each, in default of which the negro was committed to jail. Entertainments.— Professor Geo. H. Brooks, graduate of the Philadelphia In stitute for the Blind, gave a concert in Good Templar's Hall, on Tuesday evening last, whfch was well attended. Dr. Bur leigh lectured in the Academy on Wed nesday evening, on mental and physical trainining. illustrating his theme by " fun provoking aud thought-developing experi ments. Bcar in mind that R. T. Lockwood's lost. sale takes place next Tuesday, 16th i 11. A. Cochran's sale takos place Thursday tho 25th inst. ^ J. B. Groome's sale of Valuable Real Estate in Warwiok, takes place in Elkton, on the 4th of March. A series of extra meetings will be mcnced in tho Presbyterian Church ; of this town, on to-morrow evening, and con tinued through tho week. A new hundred has been created out of parts of Duck Crock and Little Creek Hun dreds, lying west of tho Delaware Railroad, to bo known as " Kenton Hundred." The Chesapeake and Delaware Canal was closed on Saturday last, aud will main closed for about a week, so that the lock at Chesapeake City can be repaired. The Delaware Legislature has re-eleoted Robert Lamden to be State Auditor, and Wm. J. Clark tobe State Treasurer. The larks, the frogs and the blue birds, are beginning to herald tho Spring. Terrible Accident.— Last Saturday week a man named Rogers, at Greensbo ro, Md. fell in the fire-plaoe and burned his face to a crisp. One eye was burned out. He had just moved iu the house that day, from Philadelphia, and was in the room by himself in tho act of taking medicine, and fainted it is supposed. His *ife, on entering from an adjoining room, was unable to pull him from the fire until assistance was rendered, he being a large Ho was taken back to Philadelphia on .Monday last, Superintendent Semall giving the family a pass over the road. His face is literally cooked. Solomon II. Sharp, of the town of Root, N. Y. murdered his father-in-law, John Pulver, aged 73, last week, by breaking his skull with a maul. Sharp had home late at night with a companion, both drunk. Sharp dragged his wife out of bed and compelled her to wait on them. Pulver objected to this treatment of his daughter, when Sharp seized the maul and beat the old man's brains out. He and his companion were arrested. Coal Weioiiino.— A correspondent, who thinks they manage things better iu England because they have so long been accustomed to so much roguery, says the coal dealers in London arc obliged to have their ' ' carts" or wagons so made that each of them is in effect a weighing machine. By the use of a lever near the wheel, the load of coal is placed upon the scale and the true weight immediately and easily ascertained. on a re " a come ma Letter from Dot« a of of of is Correspondence of the Middletown Transcript. Dover, Del, Feb. 11th, 1869. The long expected tax bill has not yet made ifs appearance from the Committee of Ways and Means, where it has been un dergoing a rigid moulding process prepa ratory to its introduction to the House, which period is somewhere away in the future, which indicates that the ears of our Legislators will be saluted with the Spring song of the robin and blue bird, ere the business of the session closes. The new school code is now fairly be fore the Legislature, and petitions in favor of it and remonstrances against it arc now pouring in quite lively, receiving proper reference. The indications at present arc that the proposed new code will not re ceive a very strong support from any mem ber of the Legislature, yet there is an evi dent disposition to make some change in the existing law. Mr. Meredith has introduced a pream ble and resolution into the House calling for the appointment of a committee to ex amine into the banking and financial priv ileges of the State, and devising some plan whereby the financial pressure under which the State is now laboring may be relieved, and report by bill or otherwise. The pre amble and resolution were adopted and ferred to the following com mitten —Messrs. Meredith, Mitchell, Bacon, Hobinson and Cloud. A bill is now pending to divide Appo quinimink Hundred into two election dis tricts. Mr. Deakyne this morning pre sented a petition numerously signed by the citizens of Appoquinimink agninst the passage of the act. Mr. Deakyne also presented a petition from sundry citizens of Appoquinimink, praying for the appointment of an addi tional trustee of the poor in said Hundred. The bill of Mr. Vandegrift to incorpo rate the Odessa Building and Loan Asso ciation, still sleeps, quietly awaiting the fate of its larger sisters, which will be de cided on Tuesday afternoon next. A petition from Wilmington numerous ly signed, was presented in the Senate this morning praying the passage of an act making money held in incorporated com panies subject to attachment; read and re ferred to the following special committee : —Messrs. Gooding, Denny and Paynter. A bill was introduced into the Senate this morning to enlarge the boundaries of the city of Wilmington by the annexation of Brandywine village to the city. The million loan bill asked for by the City Councils of Wilmington, does not meet with much favor. The town of Smyrna, having got tired of slow borough life, is here asking for admission into the sisterhood of cities. The act is strongly resisted by leading citizens, and its passage is problematical. Divorce cases are meeting with a whole sale slaughter in the Senate, two having been killed off in that body this morning. The Legislative ball held on Tuesday evening was a decided success and passed off in the most creditable manner to all engaged, nothing occurring to mar the good feeling and harmony which prevailed. Your good nntured neighbor from lieu Lion Hundred is very fond of " tripping on the light fantastic toe," and has be come somewhat noted as a graceful dan cer. He with our bachelor friend from New Castle composed the dancing force of the New Castle delegation, and were everywhere seen in the giddy maze of " fair women and brave men." A great revival has taken place in Do ver, in the Methodist Episcopal Church, under the pastoral direction of Rev. J. H. Lightbourn, who is a pulpit orator of no mean ability, aud a very general favorite, Forty-two persons joined church last Sun day, and the same number the Sunday previous. The interest is unabated. A new Lodge of Good Templars iustituted at Leipsio, lust night, by A. J. Wright, G. W. O. T. and a delegation Thero were forty charter members, and 21 additional applications. The lecture on education failed to off last night, in the Hall of Representa tives, the members being too sleepy, after their grand ball of the night Yeurs, &c. from Dover. come previous. H Fur the Middletown Transcript. Dear Transcript : —In company with a friend, on the night of the 5th inst. after a short ride, we brought up in front of "Rose Hill," and as we approached its quaint mansion the soft sweet strains of music mingled with the merry laugh of its assembled guests, contrasting with the sighing winds as they died away amid the surrounding evergreens, gave our proxim ity a sprinkling of romanco. On entering and interchanging salutations wc were ushered through a corridor into a large double parlor handsomely arranged for the occasion, where a brilliant array of ele gantly attired ladies aud gentlemen whirl ed and turned in the merry dance. The Amphions, as they discoursed some of their thrilling, or if you please soul-stir ring airs, reminded us of Byron's Childe Harold : " Music arose with its voluptuous swell, Soft eyes looked love to eyes which spake again And all went merry as a marriage bell." Many of the smiling faces which met gaze were familiar, giving zest to participations. Among the fair ones at tracting our attention for exquisitness were Misses K., C., R., D., M. A. C., E. D. M., J- W.. M. S., A. M., and G., whose natural grace and sprightly expression won for her the plaudit of belle of the eve ning. I ask pardon for thus indulging, for by so doing I am but doing injustice; as the rare taste exhibited by the ladies in their rich costumes, gave the soene rather a unique appearance. Refreshments being announced paired to a large saloon where a table groaned ncatk the good things of earth; in fact all the luxuries of the season. Here we regaled the inner man with a gusto seldom equalled. Our good hosts scions of some of the old standard fami lies of Cecil, to their honor be it said, thereby the mantle of their fathers has not departed from them for high-toned hospi tality, for never in our social history have we bad a more agreeable night's entertain Fabau. our we re rnent. The new postage stamps will soon be out. letter from Chriopeakc City, Correspondence of the Middletown Transcript. Chesapeake City, Feb. 9th, 1809. Mr. Editor —In reading your valuable paper, I am pleased to find communications from many parts of the country, but as ct, have seen none from our divided City, will, therefore, endeavor to give you some items which may lie of some interest to your many readers. The Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Co. arc busily engaged repairing their Lock at this place, during which time all trade will ocase, except that of the Philadelphia and Baltimore Transportation Line, which pro poses to transfer their freight from one boat to another, at this place, during the time it takes to repair said Lock, which will take from six to ten days. Our ice men arc getting a little sick on the question ; thus far there has not been a pound of this Summer luxury saved. The protracted mcctiug, which has been in progress for some four Weeks, came to a close last evening, with very little suc cess. 1 Ephraim appeared to be joined to his idols, and the decision of those in au thority was, " to let him alone." The closing scene of the Masonic Fair took place on last Friday evening, in the drawing of the Grand Scheme. Everything passed off pleasantly ; the names of the lucky ones are as follows : Mowing Machine, drawn by the Lodge, at Chesapeake City ; Ladies Gold Watch, Eugene Biddle, Chesapeake ; Single Har ness, R. T. Lockwood, Middletown ; Wolf Robe, E. P. Bowen, Chesapeake; Ladies Saddle, Chesapeake Lodge ; Ladies' Gold Chain, Thomas Price, Delaware City , Af ghan, William Malstcr, Chesapeake ; Buf falo Robe, C. II. Bennett, Elkton ; Bridle and Martingale, John Reese, Chesapeake ; China Set, William Lindsey, Chesapeake ; Silver Castor, Thomas Price, Delaware City; Counterpane No. 1, Lodge,Chesa peake; Counterpane No. 2, James Van Horn, Bohemia Mauor ; Glass Ware, Ed ward Stephenson, Chesapcako ; Child's Sled, Mrs. E. Wattson, Bohemia Manor; Box Segars No. 1, Lodge, Chesapeake; Box Segars No. 2, Walter Buckwith, Bo hemia Manor; Glass Pitcher, Samuel Savin, Bohemia Manor ; Arctic Over Shoes No. 1, Lodge, Chesapeake; Arctic Over Shoes, No. 2, William Fowler, Chesapeake; Car riage Whip, No. 1, William J. Berwick Chesapeake ; Carriage Whip No. 2, Jos. Penington, Del. City. The Fraternity realized quite à hand some sum as proceeds of said fair much to the satisfaction of all concerned. Bold Roddery on Broadway. other one of those desperate robberies that have become so frequent of late was perpetrated last evening crowded thoroughfare about seven and a half o'clock. Three men were observed loitering in front of the jewelry sjoro of Messrs. Benedict Bros, at No. 691 Broad way. Suddenly one with a large piece of iron dashed in the heavy plate-glass win dow and a glass case that lay inside, and another of tho gang seized taining diamond jewelry valued at $1,860 and with this the thieves fled. In the store at the time were Mr. Benedict, two clerks and a messenger, but before either of them could reach the street the thieves Numbers of persons were pas sing along the street at the time of the robbery, and their attention being at tracted by the crash of broken gluss, many turned in time to see the theft committed. A few of the bolder followed the thiev in their flight through Great Jones street, but after proceeding a short distance, one of the latter turned, and in a threatening manner wanted to know " Who in h_1 they were following? What did they want ?" This had the desired effect ; the crowd fell back, awed by the ruffian's threat, and he and his companions depar ted unmolested. The case from which the tray of diamonds was taken, aie well as the show-window, was of heavy plate glass and had been constructed with prevent the depredations of thieves. It was conjectured that, even if the show window was An on our most tray con had fled. a view to smashed, the heavy glass case would delay tho thieves sufficiently to enable them to be secured. The fallacy of this was proven on the first attempt of the thieves. The instrument used smash in the window is a piece of flat iron about six inches square, with a spike inch in length in the centre of the outer surface. It is fitted with a handle, and the hand of the thief was further protec ted with a piece of eotton cloth. In spite of these precautions, however, the thief who used this had his hand badly The instrument was found on the to one cut. . pave ment in front of the store, and is now in possession of the police. Several of those who witnessed the robbery can fully iden tify the thieves, should they be arrested. — N. Y. Tribune, Feb. 9. Vigilance Committees Forming. _IVe surrounded, enveloped, pay, immersed in crime, and ip the dark, mysterious agencies of crime. In the cryptic places and dungeon holes of the thieves' quar ters in New York, the lowest and most degraded wretches who are lost to con science, to hope, and to mercy, assemble nightly to concoct r ' and estate. Murders Dear friends, well in tho crirncB against person daily crop, morning, go out to business, and are brought home muti ' ' Old men go out to are a lated corpses. Old men go out to sweep the sidewalk, and be put to pieoes with knives. Gentlemen sitting quietly in their own rooms, awaiting company, are seized, bound, gagged, robbed, and threatened with a bullet if they resist. Robberies committed in the public streets, as a sort of make-up farce to the heavy tragedy of the murders. , ^ igilance Committees arc being formed in town and country, and it is this alar ming riot of crime that has driven good citizens to this last resort of desperation The Vigilance Committee of Westchester is understood to have been formed to sup port an extraordinary secret police force, in addition to the ordinary force, and act in conjunction with the unifoimeo po licemen that are to be seen in the streets ; but the secret force is so to be managed as to defy the most searching scrutiny of the thieves. We may add that the Westches ter side of the Ilarlcm river is soon to be nuulp a very unsafe place for thieves. are Another better from Slunpla. Correspondence of the Middletown Transcript. Kfnx County, Md. Feb. 4th, 1869. Mn. Editor. —In it within the province of Philosophy to account for the fact that human nature can bear with complacent serenity any amount of flattery however fulsome, but not the least particle of plain honest truth ? A little of the latter has raised a furious storm of editorial indig nation in the Masonic Hall, and Court Street in Chostortown. The Kent News, generally sober, staid and courteous, waxes restive under tho application of a simple Sinapasin, while your more irascible name sake actually boils over and docs some body the honor of publishing entire, an article, which but for its wrath, would never have gained admission to its col umns. Well may wo wonderingly ask, ill the language of the old Mantuan Hard, slight ly modified— "Tnntce nc animis puerilities irœ? Can wrath so dire in minds so micro scopic dwell ? Hut let us congratulate ourselves.—The end has been attained — Old Hip Van Winkle has been disturbed. The town is nroused from its iuglorious monotony—at least let us hope so. There is truth, says the Transcript Se nior,—your Senior—not of the Boston chap, at the other " hub"—in the fact of the old grave yard ; but the world is left to infer that this is all that was true. This is really too bad of your Senior! Was it not asserted that there was a Hank there, and that its present officers arc men of integrity ? And is not this true ? Is the Court Street Editor " some cion trans plant" that he can so deliberately ignore the virtues of his fellow townsmen ? IIow arc we to account for it? Yet stranger still,—in the same paper in which the ed itorial thunder (brutum fulmcn) is launched at your devoted head,—I find an editorial under the caption of "Public Spirit," in which a comparison is drawn between the " spirit of progress" evinced by the citi zens of Hanesville and Chestertown. The Editor decides for Hanesville ? More of the spirit of progress in Hanesville thnn in Chestertown ! And what is Hanesville ? Two dwellings, one store, and a smith's and eartwright's shop combined, is Hanes ville ! But who can deny the Transcript's statement ? " Whom the God's would destroy they first make mad." Beware, dear Senior, whatever you do, don't get mad. more quiet friends of the News nre dc cidely cool. According to their nceount Sinapis has not uttered a word of truth. grave yard, no Bank, trustworthy officers. There was no can ning business -no ale Our Thero is no old no live effort, to gel town. into the No water at all. truth Is there no Missionary in the Del aware forest who could be induced to visit Masouic Hull and labor for the tion of these dear men ? They are in the condition precisely of the unfortunate Ma laysian who would not eat because he did not understand how rice grew, credulity was measured by his lack of derstauding, and he starved to death. By all means send amissionary. Sinapis would tender his compliments to the Chestertown Editors, with the most positive assurance that he is not an exotic; no " cion of the Delaware forest genuine son of glorious old Kent, to be far more glorious when she shall assert her independence of the little striug of houses on her Eastern border, which has sought long to hamper her enterprize and trol her energies. Further, they may be assured that such is the honest sentiment of ninety of every hundred of her citizens, outside of the town. go: convic Ilis in but a cou As to the terminus of the Kent R. R. at Middletown, which tho Senior Trans cript astutely opines to be tho motive of this correspondence, it is all moon-sliine. It was not thought of. The fact is the K. Co. R. R. is a myth, and will so re main until it is freed from the parai yzing influence of Chestertown. The road would now have been in operation, but for this maglin influence. The charge of your abandonment of your State rights principles comes with exceedingly ill grace from those who havo persistently for years aimed to tram ple upon the rights of the people of this clique-ridden county. Perhaps your " mustard" was stronger than the patient could well bear with pa tience, but it was of that kind so shrewdly guessed by the Transcript Editor; it a small seed, it grew in the marvellously foitile soil of Kent County, and an apt emblem of that faith which looks forward to the extension and " reconstruction" of the little town by tho energy and intelli gence of the people of the county. If there was too much vinegar in the cataplasm, the Editor can remedy the mis take by throwing in a little of his aU-call lie. Should another application be needed, we may undertake the task of ventilating the spbject of bogus votes manufactured to defeat the ridge route of the Railroad, and other appliances to secure a majority in the Board of Directors, ip favour of the curve into Chestertown. It is easy to call pâmes, a ml quite smart, but Mrs, Fidget can whisper a good deal about the doings of this town clique that neither the News npr Transcript dare whisper. Why the Hotel has meagre and faro is easily accounted for. is from Delaware, but this docs not explain the fact, though the Transcript assigns this as the reason : It is found in the poverty of the Ches tertown market. It cannot supply his table. Mr. F. might, however, do better. There is a steamboat from Baltimore nearly every day and he could easily procure his meat's from that city. Tn justice to himself and his guests he ought to do so, but an am iable weakness keeps him dependent on the town for bis provisions. In another point there is a much needed reform ; the servants are intolerably slow. One loses patiepcc and temper, if pot appetite, ip waiting for them. At a table one poor Mr. Far evening a guest noticed a plato with three little chunks of cheese upon it, accurately cut to the dimensions of the first finger joint. Two of these were appropriated, and the visitor called for cheese. The lump was handed to him. WithTii'al'icc prepense ho said "yes I bring mo like that !" some But in other respects the Voshell House is an excellent hotel. Its sleeping arran gements are equal to any in the State, and the proprietor is courteous and obliging. It was built by an enterprising citizen of Kent County , then and now a resident of Baltimore, and not by the capital onterprizo of Chestertown. So far thé Transcript agrees with me and is right. Most,, perhaps, of tho new buildings erected in the town within the last six or eight years have been built by Major Richard Smytho, n citizen, not of Ches tertown, but of the county. Yours, as pungent as ever, or SlNAPIS, Crime In New York City. New York city has become illustrious among the cities of the earth for daily rob beries of large sums of money and sccuri Banks arc robbed in open day. Packages of money are seized in the crow ded streets, Thieves infest the street and railway stations, and in. fact there is the least possible security for property of a portable kind. The following is an account of one of the bold deeds of the Broadway pirates : "About 7 o'clock last ovening William Morey, one of the attachées of the gaming saloon, on the second floor, No. 566 Broad way, was seated in the saloon alone, near one of the windows on the Prince st. side, lie was gently smoking, the gas net be ing lit in the apartment, although the street lamps partly relieved tho gloom. While thus engaged some one unlocked the door leading into the apartment. This did not surprise him, as several persons connected with the place possess a key. Three men entered the room, one of whom, walking over to where Mr. Morey sat, brandished a knife before his face, and said: "Don't move, or I'll stab you." The room was too dark to distinguish tho faces of the men, one of whom stood near the door, keeping guard, while a second was read}: to assist his comrade with knife. 1 he glitter of the knife-blade could be seen, however, as the ruffian held it poised ready to strike at the lenst indica tion of a shout for help from his victim. Ihinkmg that pluuder was the object of the visit, Mr. Morey took from an inside breast-pocket a roll of bills, and handed it to the thief, telling him to take it and be gone with his companions. This did not satisfy them however. Agaï» te Fling Mr., Moray that if he made tho slightest alarns he would meet with instant death, tho rob bers threw him od the floor, ami gagged' and bound him securely. They then took: lion: an inside pocket, a package contnin i"g »7,400 S» Treasury notes, his gol.il W'Utch and chain, and 1 a valuable diamond! and with their plunder made good! escape." says: MM. car» pm, their c Thc Herald "As the da}'» ad— vanco crime seems to multiply. Murder ous assaults, homicides, suicides are on tha inerease all over the country. Lawless ness has become a characteristic of tbit country. Many causes, no doubt, contri bute to this. One of these causes unques tionably is to be found in the dcinoralniujg influences of the late been so. war. It lias nlway» It ever will be so, so long as human nature remains what it is. Anoth er cause is the leniency with which crime is treated. In great emergencies extreme measures are not only justifiable, but loud ly called for. The cure for the growing evil is very much in the hands of our jud ges aud our State governors. By all means let tho law be executed. Tender ness for great criminals is at the best mis taken humanity. Let our fashionable con gregations also sec to it that they arc do ing their duty. Who can say that they are? If ever a "tonguo of fire" were ne cessary, it is necessary now. The law lessness is not confined to the lower orders of the people. The vice which is sapping the foundations of order and goodness is to be found not alono amid the filth and squalor of tho basements aud ocllars of our lanes aud alleys, but sitting in cushioned case and princely splendor in our palatial mansions To put down this reign of ter ror we need both law and gospel—the strong hand of justice aud the tongue of tire." Attempt to Shoot President Johnson« The National Intelligencer of Thursday evening, says :—The whole corps of repor ters and correspondents were filled with excitement by a rumor that an attempt had been made to murder President John son. The facts, as we learn them from the police officers, are simply, that about nine o'clock last night a woman attempted to force her way past tho usher in cliargo of the door, into the President's office. Upon questioning her it was evident she She refused to give her name and answered the interrogatories as to her business by saying; "I am the arm of Him who sept me; war is this day de clared, and I have been delegated by God Almighty to kill tho President of thp United States." Upon searching fier a double-barrelled pistol was found concealcf) under her shawl. She was taken in charge by Officer Shelton, detailed for duty qf the Executive Mansion, and conveyed Iq the Ccntrul Guard-house, where a preli minary examination was had by Justice Clark. From papers in her possession it was insane, was concluded that her name is Annie O'Neil living nt the corner of Twenty-fourth and L streets, and she was committed by Jus tice Clark for further examination. The pistol found in her possession was tnined not to bo loaded. .she was ascer ... , Subsequently visited at the station-house by her father and sister, from whom it was learn ed that sho was formerly employed in the treasury Department, and with her earn ings had purchased the property where they reside, Yesterday jt appears was notified that her title tp fte property in perfect, being only a "tax title/* ana this information produced insanity ; the result of which was her visit to tho hixecutive Mansion-. There will be a fur ther examination of the case this morning. she was i The Postmaster at Portland, Oregoij has been convicted of robbing the mails and sentenced to twelve incut. years imprison-