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SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH «, 1869.
r The 40th Congress closed Thursday noon. The legislati tivo and judicial appropriation bill, fioiency bill and the civil and miscellane de bills were passed. The bill to give Mn. Lincoln a pension was defeated, as was also the bill to repeal tho tenure-of offiee act. After further proceedings the Senate of the Fortieth Congress was adjourned sin* ri*"«- Immediately after, however, the of the Forty-first Congress u*Ucd to order, the new Senators sworn in, and the body adjourned for the day. The new House organised by electing Ike Hon, Mr. Blaine, of Maine, Speaker of that body. President Johnson issued on Wednesday a valedictory address to the American peo ple. reviewing the political history of his administration and vindicating his kt resisting the proscriptivo policy of s radical Congress. The address is calmly and ably written, is an apparently frank Stntemont of the difficulties by whioh he was beset in the execution of his official functions, and is a solemn admonition to the country against the dangerous inroads and encroachments Of the legislative de partment of the government. The inauguration ceremonies were con course -ducted in the ordinary way. An immense me of people was present, notwith g the un&vorable state of the wea ther. Qen. Grant's Inaugural Address delivered at noon. It is brief, but sufficiently explicit upon the subjects treat ed of, rays he shall have a policy upon all subject!, but none to urge against the will of the people. He favors economy, a strict ntability of revenue officials, payment wf the national debt in eoin where so stip ulated, a just policy toward foreign gov ernments, and a ratification of the I5th President Johnson did not participate in the inauguration ceremonies. He re mained in bis room at the Capitol signing bills, and left General Schofield in the White Honse, which he had vacated the day before, to receive President Grant. ■*w Cabinet. We hare it, at last ; all speculation and gaeasing now at an end. Here aro the names of the lucky fellows who have suc ceeded in winning President Grant's fa vor Secretary of State, J. B. Wash burue ; Secretary of Navy, Adolph E. Bo ne ; Secretary of Interior, J. D. Cox ; Secretary of Treasnry, A. T. Stuart ; Post Master General, J. A. J. Creswcll; At torney General, E. B. Iloarc. General Schofield, Sec. of War, is expected to hold over. A correspondent remind* us th*t while .«peaking of Commodores MaoDonough and Decatur, in onr hut issue, as being «iras of this peninsula, we omitted to men tion Com. Jacob Jones, who commanded the Wssp, st tho capture of the Frolic, who was also born on this peninsula, not for front Smyrna. It is a little remarka ble that three of our naval heroes in the last war with England, Joues, MaoDon ough, and Decatur, should all have sprung as it were from one neighborhood. Our correspondent says : The writer of this has often had pointed out to him tho house in which tradition says the gallant Commodore was born. It was situated about a mile south-west from the flourishing town of Smyrna. The old mansion was torn away within the last twelve years, to Aiake room for a more modern »tracture. Yesterday, the 5tb, was the day fixed for the execution, at Princess Anne, Md. of the four negro men, Rounds, Bailey, Weils and Wilson, who murdered the cap tain and mate of the schooner Brave, on the Chesapeake Bay, some months ago. The New Hampshire State election takes place on the 9th inst. Tho candidates for Governor are Onslow Stearns, Republican, and Gen. John Bedell, Democrat. The Republicans claim 5000 majority. Among the novelties of the day was Inauguration prayer meeting, in some of the city churches, at noon on the 4th, for '"«he blessing of God upon the land and its raters." an The credentials of Thomas F. Bayard, Senator elect, were presented in the U. 8. Benate^fo Monday, by his father, Hon. James A. Baysrd, the retiring Senator. How. James G. Blaine, of Haine, has received the KepnbUcaft caucus nomina tion for Speaker of the Houso, and is elec ted. The 15th Constitutional Amendment Las been ratified by fire States. 3; In the case of George S. Twitehell, Jr. ander sentence of death in Philadelphia, f r the murder of Mr*. Hill, (he Supreme Coart in bane having inspected the record of the Court of Oyer and Terminer, and having found no error, have refused to al low the special allocator prayed for by bis cminwl. ;'v^'^ „ SHLOKSOCRW. was recently enlarged and ranee in a handsome new first number of the enlarg ditor made some reference » of the paper at the elose to ourself os its for sh cannot bo permitted to The exceptional language to which wo refer i* embraced in the sub joined extract: " Only those who have tried the experiment can I any approximate estimate of the difficulties trials and dangers which beset the effort to conduct a Democratic paper in Maryland during the dark days of die Ute war. With mobs al ways at hand to tear out the and sack the office yawning to receive the unconscious offen der against some law aever promulged, the won der is that any paper snrvlved. The bnnithmen t of the editors of the Gaston Star, the Kent Coun ty Conservator, and the Frederick Citiaeu, the » and destruction of the Hagerstown Maii, murder of the editor of the Westminster Democrat, furnish some slight evidence of the trials and perils a Democratic editor had to con tend against. With patronage almost entirely lost, and only a few faithful friends to stand at the breech, it is wonderful that any lived through it. Nothing but the rigid economy and almost timid forbearance of Mr. Vanderfora over availed to maintain this journal. When the war closed, he retired, disgusted with a sphere that had brought him only indignity and mortification, and the Democrat fell into hands all unused to its duties. 8ince then the work of recovering its energies and developing its resources, lias been a Ubor of unending solicitude." When the above extraet first met eye, its drift and purport filled us with astonishment. After evincing the ability to make some " approximate estimate of the difficulties and trials and dangers which beset the effort to conduct a democratic and printing materia) or murder the editor, or with our paper daring the dark days of the late war," the editor was nevertheless pleased to characterise our course of management of that journal aa one of " almost timid forbearance.' The purport of this lan guage cannot be misunderstood. IVe arc ebarged, qnalifiedly, to be sure, with tim idity—in not braving the power of the government—in not inciting an unrestrai ned soldiery to sack our office or to im pale our person upon tho points of their bayonets. A man of generous impulses aud true manliness, with a proper appre ciation of the difficulties of the situation, might have ascribed our eourse to some other quality than that of timidity. He might have ascribed it to prudenoe discretion ; for oertainly there a time when there was a greater need for the exercise of those virtues, when a con ; or never was trary coarse would have been simple fool hardiness, and would have brought down upon us swift and sure destruction. It may readily he supposed, that in those " dark days of the late war," wo did not fail to counsel with men of ripe judgment and of mature wisdom ; and it is a source of satisfaction to know that our course ocived their sanction as well as the appro val of all such, who took cognizance of it. Thrice was our office marked for assault and destruction, and as often was it armed for defence. A " timid' would hardly have made his preparations for defence, and resolved to repel force with force, in the free of such odds against him. re man AlthoUgh wc were upon the record aB opposed to secession, because we did not believe it to be the right remedy for the evil* complained of, and because we be lieved it to be a virtual abandonment of every principle involved in the contest, in effect, (and events have proved that were right,) yet, we were classed secessionist, because wc would not shout pscaus to Abraham Lincoln and sanction every measure of tho war. We maintain ed our position, however, and we main tained oar journal, despite all the adverse circumstances by which wo were surroun ded; and we retired from our life-long profession only because of a long cherish ed desire to engage in the pursuits of ag riculture. Wo had no ground for " mor tification," therefore we experienced none; we submitted to no "indignity" then, nor are we disposed to submit to any now. Tho foregoing extract ie also calculated to mislead its readers as to the condition we as a of the office at the close of the war. Be fore the war the circulation of the paper rose to nine hundred ; it never fell below six hundred, and at the time we parted with it, the office never enjoyed a more flourishing jobbing and advertising patron age. The reader will perceive, therefore, how utterly gratuitous was Mr. Cruik shank's assertion that we " retired, dis gusted with a sphere that had brought only indignity and mortification - gentleman drew upon his imagination en tirely when he penned that sentence. Every newspaper proprietor has to re new his type, occasionally, and sometimes his presses. We did both, previous, purchasing everything new in the office and enlarging the paper; but did not make it the occasion of disparaging remark towards our predecessors, nor of an exhibition of US The some years a overweening self-sufficiency. Farmers nnd Consumers, take notice! Read the advertisement of John B. Green in another column. He has a large and well selected stock of Dry Goods. This i an old *#d reliable Dry Goods House. -Give him » call. i» The crows of the oyster dredging boats are « »omitting thofte among the formers of the Eastern Shore. last week a pitch battle took place in Talbot oo. between a and a fanner named Harrison, They were stealing his wood, «— Tb« per diem of the members of this honorable body is hot $8.00, not sufficient to meet carrent expenses; and they are prohibited from increasing it for their own benefit, • but may do so for the benefit of succeeding Legislatures. The per diem was probably fixed when the price of liv ing waa much below what it now is, and when it was deemed sufficient. In the neighboring State of Maryland the per di em was formerly $4.00, but it was raised to $5.00, after the advance of prices made it necessary. Besides which there certain perquisites, in matters of station ery, pocket cutlery, postage-stamps, tooth pieks, tfxs. which we believe are not en joyed by the members of the Delaware Legislature. The State holds its Legisla tors to a rigid economy, and they oompclled to serve hor, if at all, at their own expense, in part, at least ; for they have to supply tho deficit out of their own pockets. This ought not to be required of tho servants of tho people. If their compensation is not sufficient, it ought to bo increased. The Legislators of this State, like other men of their time, are doubtless fond of the good things of this life. They mightily affect, no doubt, a generous round of beef, a tender sirloin, or a fat turkey, and we don't believe they would turn up their noses st diamond backs, canvass-backs, or Crisfield oysters, with trimmings to match. And sueh things cost something, at the present pri ces of edibles. Their per diem will hard ly pay board, to say nothing of a margin for cigars, or fine-cut, or a trifle for mine ral tcater. The State docs not expect her Legislators to black their own boots, make their own fires, shave themselves, and wash their own linen. All these little offi ces have to be done for them, and if their board bill absorbs their per diem, they have to forage upon their private means to pay for them. We have not taken their travelling expenses into the account, for the P. W. and Balt. Rail Road seems to have wished to provide for them on that score, but the dean of the House frustra ted the benevolent intentions of that cor poration by his perverseness. In early times the members of the Penn sylvania Legislature used to eat their bread and cheese upon the door-steps of the cap itol, until the praotice grew to be bo great a nuisance that a joint resolution had to be introduced into the Legislature prohib iting it. We don't know that those hon est old Dutch Legislators were driven to the pratice of such rigid economy on ac count of the smallness of their per diem; but, if they were, no one wants to see our Legislators following their example. It wouldn't look well, in Dover, to see our grave Senators and Representatives, with their nldcrmanic proportions, munching their meals upon the door-steps of the capitol. No, no, let the per diem be rais ed, for the price of board may go yet higher. are are Ode At a meeting of the Building and Loan Association of Odessa, held at the Aca demy, in Odessa, March 3d. 1869, Wil liam Polk, Chairman of tho Charter Com mittee in the chair, Thomas T. Euos, was appointed Secretary, pro torn. After the terms which constitute membership in this Association were complied with, the Constitution and by-laws of the As sociation were read and adopted, and the following persons were ballotted for and duly elected permanent officers, viz:_ President, Charles Beastcn; Vice Presi dent Charles Tatman ; Secretary, H. P, Baker ; Treasurer, J. L. Gibson ; Direc tors, Charles Tatman, Jr. T. T. Enos, Wm. A. Rhodes, John Appleton, John C. Corbit, John Whitby. Wm. Polk, Turpine W. Rose, James C. Mathews; Auditors, Daniel Corbit, William Ash craft, M. D. and Joseph G. Brown. The meeting then adjourned to meet Thursday the 11th inst. at the Academy aforesaid, at 7 o'clock, P. M. T. T. Enos, Sect. Prot. Building nnd Lou Delation. Cuha.—I t is important to tho interests of commerce that the conflict now going on in Cuba should be brought to a speedy termination. The Sonth American States and West India Islands, by their chronic political convulsions, have been a perpetu al thorn in the sides of the commercial tiens. The protracted war between Bra sil and Paraguay has been carried on, in a measure, at the expanse of other nations as well aB their own, and the everlasting revolutions and wars in the West India is lands have enhanoed the prices of some of their most valuable and indispensable products. If Cuba, which has heretofore exhibited an unexceptionable stability, is to become * prey to the same disorders, the results will be even more seriously felt in this country, because of onr close proxim ity and intimate commeroial relations, and because of the magnitude of her foreign commerce, whioh, in proportion to popula tion, is believed to exceed that of any oth er country on the globe, the value of her yearly exports ranging from $27,000,000 to $32,000,000, and that of the imports averaging about the same. The annual exports of sugar rise of two aud a ing out of tho rebellion, baa been of late years from 700,000,000 to 750,000,000 pounds. alone, which has taken a a-half cent* since the break A vclocipedUt in New Usven, while crossing » street, ran into S horse and knocked him down. The horse was so ip jured by the fall that the owner was oblig ed to kill him, aqd |, e now holds the ve locipede-nder rcsponsijijp to the extent of I» An Old Document—W o have in our possession ''A List of the Taxables of Ap poquinlmlnk Hundred, made by William Williams, Assessor, this 20th of Decem ber, 1761." This dooument is therefore 118 years old. The list comprises 249 names, whose aggregate assessment amounts to 02,915. The largest tax-pay er in the Hundred, at that day, was Peter Bayard, whose assessment amounted to $56. Very many of the taxables were assessed at $8.00 and none below that amount. Very many names now familiar in this part of the State, appear upon the list, the fathers, grand fathers and great grand fathera of the men of the present day. Among the names we find those of Anderson, Corbit, Bayard, Vandyke, Rothwell, Murphy, Williams, Crawford, Deakyne, Staats, Truax, Moore, Richard son, Jones, Carsner, Chance, Ward, Nau dain, Donahoe, England, Packard, Thom as, and many others, with which now familiar. The old document is quite a curiosity, and has been inspected by ma ny gentlemen within tho past week. It wits handed to us by Mr. G. W. Ingram, of this town. tre are Town Election.— Tho following is tho result of tho election for Town Officers, held on Monday last : DEM. TICKET. REP. TICKET. FOB COMMISSIONERS FOR COMMISSIONERS. Martin E. Walker. 82 Charles Tatuum, Jr. 80 James H. Scowdrlck, 65 Thomas Massey, Andrew Hushebeck, 62 Isaac Jones, R. H. Foster, 64 Wm.Il. Cann, John Morrison, 81 Jesse Lake, 81 65 69 FOR ASSESSOR. Dewitt C. Walker, FOR TREABUUER Wm. H. Mo^rc, FOR ALDERMAN L. R. Davis, FOR ASBR8SOR. 73 C. E. Anderson, FOR TREASURER. 88 H. D. Howell, FOR ALDERMAN. 89 David .McKee, Scattering, 36. 71 S3 46 Middletown has taken a fresh start in her march of improvement. Mr. Morri son is building two houses ou Lake street, for Mr. Samuel W. Roberts. Mr. Liogo is building three houses on Lake street, for J. M. Cox & Bro. and is about to commence a new building 20 by 40 feet, on Main street, for Mr. Thos. H Roth well, to be occupied as a new Stove and Tinware establishment. Mr. Samuel M. Enos, of Odessa, also contemplates build ing twohouses on the corner of Lake and Cuss streets. Fine Cattle. — B. M. Crawford, Esqr. of Middle Neck, Cecil county, Md. weigh ed a pair of Oxen, here, a short time since, which weighed 8,900 lbs. Wm. A. Coch ran, Ettq. of this neighborhood, weighed a pair of Oxen, here, yesterday, which weighed 8,750. Chus. P. Cochchran, Esq. weighed a calf, seven weeks old, which weighed 199 lbs. The store of Mr. Joseph W. Gary, in front of the post office, iu this town, was broken into on Thursday night, by break ing off the bolt and forcing open the front window. Nothing wus missed except thir ty cents in change which was taken from the drawer. The Odessa Building and Loan Associ ation organized on Wednesday evening last. The officers of the Association given in another place. About 500 shares of stock were tukeu. Tho Association will meet again on Thursday evening next. The Buckeye Stump Pulling nnd Grub bing Machine, will be tried in Mr. H. N. Wifiitte' orchard, near Middletown, at 2 o'clock, this afternoon. The publio are invited to witness the operation of the chine. A meeting of the citizens of Middlo town, without distinction of party, took place at Walker's Hotel, last oveniug, for the purpose of takiug measures to amend the town charter. In the estimation of some of the best judges, the Peach buds are yet uninjured in this section. At Mr. Robert A. Cochran's sale, the 25th inst. shoats sold from 14 to 24 cents per pound. Mr. Charles A. Balliard, clock and wateh maker, left Middletown this week, for the oity of New York. The post office at Bohemia Mills, Cecil county, Md. bas been discon inued. ma It is said that Stearns & Go. ontrsetors for the Queen Annes and Kent Rail Road have failed in consequence of tho defeca tion in the 4th National Bunk, Phils, and the work on the road is now in the hands of auotber party. A prize fight took place on Thursday afternoon on Herring Knn, near Balti more, between Newton Mont Peter Joyec, for $200 three rounds were fought in fifty-five min utes, when Montgomery was declared the winner. It is stated that ami tgotucry ide. Thi a si irty. on the twenty second round Joyco was thrown and fell bucket, fracturing his right The " lady piekpookets" of Boston dross magnificontly, and then go upon the streets early in the eveniug where thev grow faint and request for a few moments the support of the arm of any gentleman likely to wear a fat pocket book. Gen tleman feels flattered gives the required support, and fondles the lady as much as he dares. Lady recovers, and departs very thankful for the aid—nnd the tlemau's watch and greenbacks. The question of selling eggs by weight is before the Massachusetts legislature. It was referred to a committee, who are ex pected to sit on it until they hatch something that will be satisfactory. The Republicans of Millorsvillc, Lan caster Co. Pa. followed the now plan, the other day, by deciding to hold a general election of Republican citizens, to decide who shall be appointed Postmaster. The Second Adventists of Oxford Conn to, M»ine, have announced Sunday, March "J,' 11 ® dl, y for ,he final conflagra tion. There is to be positively no post ponement this time. Typhoid fever of * type that baffles the greatest medical «kill is prevalent in Phil adelphia. Lamartine, the great French statesman and author, died at p w is, op Monday, aged 78. over a gen out Proceedings or the Delaware legislature In thk Sun atx, Peb. 25.—Mr, Jack son offered a joint resolution not to receive any new business after the 12th of March, which was adopted. In tub Housx.— Mr. Dean gave notice of an act to incorporate Newport Pressed Briok Manufacturing Company On mo tion oi Mr. itobiusou, the vote 'by which the bill to incorporate the town of Smyrna, was lost, wus reconsidered und the bin recommitted. The hill to lay out road near Cluyton was read a third time and passed. In tiib Senate, Feb, 26.—The bill to ohnugetbc name of Frcdonia to VVoodside, was passed. Mr. Brady, in the House, introduced a bill to incorporate tho Ches ter, Delaware, and Hudson Transporta tion Company, which was read. There was no quorum in the Senate on Monday, the first of March. The House refused to concur iu the resolution of the Senate to receive no new business after the 12th inst. In tub Senate, March 2.—The Spea ker presented to the House a tion from J. Alexander Fulton ottering to donate to the State of Delaware three acres of laud iu tho towu of Dover, where on to build a new State House, and fur ther offering to plant the necessary shade trees after the building is erected, free ut cost. Un motion of Mr. Houston, the communication was ucceptcd and referred to a committee of three, with instructions to report by bill or otherwise, whereupon Messrs. Houston, Meredith and Silver were appointed said committee. Mr. Mitchell, introduced Senate bill, »n açt to increase the salary of the Secre tary of State. All act to incorporate the Georgetown and Uumboro Jiui|roud Com In tue Senate, March introduced an act for the better ii Dew couiuiuutca ipuny, passed. 3—Mr. Hall securtug of funds invested by the courts of th. State. Mr. Hull introduced a bill supplemen tary to chapter 96 of the Revised Code, relating to the sales of real estate of mi nors, which was read. Mr. Hall introduced a bill to amend chapter 90 Revised Code, rclutiug to the sale of real estate of executors and admin istrators, which was read. In tiib House. —Mr. Bacon introduced a bill to anicud the charter of Middioto which was read. Mr. Reynolds reported a bill to divorce George W. Jones from his wife, which wus rend, On motion of Mr. Reynolds the bill supplementary to the act to incorporate the Central Delawure Railroad Company was read a third time and passed. Mr. Dean reported a bill ter 73, Revised Code, wn. to amend chap allowing the citi zens of Wilmington to vote at the city elections by the payment of a State county tax, which, on his motion, read a third time and passed. anu was Delaware Affaire. Tornado at Lauuel. —From a letter received by a gentleman connected with tho Legislature, from his daughter, we have a description of a tornado which pass ed about ono mile north of Laurel, iu this State, Tuesday afternoon week. The track of the toruudo was about one hun dred yards wide, its course, from west to east ; its duration ubout ha lf a minute. The houso of Jusiub Moore was literally! blown to pieces, some of tho shingles were carried two miles, tho bric ks were JdowtJ seventy-five yards; nothiug was saved but two beds and his looking glasses. Some of the clothing of the family was found over on the Concord Road, ubout^^^M trout tho house ; the greater part ItasH yet been found. Mrs. Moore's sister wusl injured, none of the others were hurt, but very much stunped ; tho cow wus blown ono hundred and fifty yards, had two legs broken, and had to be killed ; the horse was not harmed. The windows were blown out of Mrs, Sally Elliott's house. Mrs. Elliott wusspiuniug—-the wheel was blowu iu one direction aud she in another, but neither was seriously injured. William S. Moore bnd his outbuildings and fodder blown away. The fences iu the track of the tornado were blown away, snd^H ueal of timber blown down. In Dover and vicinity, about the samel time, a storm raged furiously, destroying trees, fences, attd so forth.— Delawarean. Wyoming College.— Wyoming Col lege, formerly Wyoming Seminary,-is now fairly inaugurated as a college, having re cently received from tho Legislature a charter granting collegiate and university powers. The institution is plcasautly lo cated in the new and beautiful town of Wyoming, in -central Delawure, three miles south of Dover, on the Delaware Railroad. Equal advantages are offered to students of both sexes. Over seven!, students ure now iu attendance. The Milford Mutual Friend, of the 27th ultimo, says :---"Gravo fears are enter tained among our fanners iu regard to the prospects of fruit this season. The mild weather of late has brought out the buds in some localities, and if a oold snap comes the injury to this most important branch of Delaware's wealth will be serious. Lewes as a Watering Place. —There is a project on foot to make Lewes watering place. The Sussex Journal says: "Several capitalists came down on Satur day evening from Philadelphia to select a site for a Summer Hotel at Rehoboth." It is reported that Janies Manlove, for merly of Dover,who wag iu someway con nected with the American Mission in Paru guay, has suffered violence at the bauds of the Puruguayan authorities. Hon. Willard SauUbury and Cnstus W. Wright, Esq. have been employed to de fend Robert Goldsborough charged with the murder of Marsh. The case will come up at the Sussex April session. The new section of Junction & Break water Railroad, from Georgetown to Lew - sc, haß been graded to the latter plaee, and we presume that'tho track will be laid in u short time. The first annual meeting of the new Wilmington Conference of the M. Tv Church*, will be held in Anbury Church. on the 17th inst. Bishop Sjuipson will preside. The farmers about Milford are R mile a great a great .. i . Jjjfiüg to raising potatoes this your pretty oxtenstve ly, believing they will pay better than grain. for the Middletown Trantcnyl. Mn. Editor: —I have not sought a con troversy with the ChestcrtowD Editor«, neither have I desired or attempted to ar ray town and country again*! eaçb other. That has been dono a long time ago by the arrogant assumption of tho town to dictate to the eouutry and absorb and control ev ery common interest. It has not been humbly conceded in this correspondence that Chestertown is 'Kent County, or that it is in any proper sense the rival of Baltimore. •! This is the head und front of our offending." Why do tho lending men of that towu so earn estly and persistently oppose the extension of the Kent County Uailroad to any ter minus on the shore of the Chesapeake ? Tho answer is, in the language of a prom inent citizen of the town, and a Stockhold er and Director in the road, that such an extension would benefit Baltimore to tbu detriment of the town ; whereas if Ches tertown were made tho Western terminus, Chester river would be alive with trans ports bringing tho products of the surround ing country to the town, and Baltimore be wholly excluded from its benefits. So, to spite Baltimore and accomplish the impos sible result of making Chestertown her commercial rival, all below Chestertown, stockholders, and citizens, must of Railroad facilities. It is notorious that the late contractors urged that the road could be built more expedi tiously and economically from a point on the buy than from any inland point, but they were overruled and forced, by lumi influence , to begin inland. How much this decision muy have in fluenced them to abandon the contract, unu thus delay the completion of the road let every one judge. This influence is continually exerted to fetter the euergies and («ira lyre the pros perity of the County. You have rightly said thlit the interests of the county and town ure mutual nno their prosperity reciprocal. But such is not tht* view held by the people of the towu. At least their policy does not show it. My oblect, and yours, I doubt not, is to produce a change iu their views, to lend them to tux -payers, t deprived be sec that tile comity must mukc the town, and that tho town uuutiot make the comity. I regret, of course, that well meant efforts should have stirred the bile of tho "Transcript," and its <'new subscriber" (perhaps we may start up another) nor do I feel disposed to bandy epithets with the Editor, lie has lost his temper, and is to he pitied, as is every one who loses what is most valuable. I ntay however congratulate him on the astuteness with which he Boudroitly evades every poiut at issue and diverts the atten tion of his readers to the irrelevant matter of the identity of "riiuapis." Seeking by unworthy' and contemptible espionage of the post office to pry iulo a matter which u nom de plume implied was private, he has satisfied himself that he has discovered something wonderful! Tho Middletown Transcript conics through the mails to a certain individual—therefore he is "Sina pis," "a miserable fellow !" "has nothing nere to lose! and would make Maryland u New England province," &o, Truly these are our up an grave and weighty mat ters tu hang on so slender a thread. But the snme Transcript comes also in the same mails, and from the same office to a very estimable young lady ! Therefore she may be "a miserable fellow," aud "have m,til ing bore to lose," Ate. The argument proved too much. But lut it be conceded that "Sinapis" is "u miserable fellow." "What is n "fellow f' )Vhut but one of a _ peif ■ Simipis is one, the Transcript Editor the other. Truly du I sympathize with him in his misery, but 1 cannot get angry, it is uot my uature; if my "follow* ' gets angry, why 1 must laugh, or 1 shall not "grow fat." Suppose it is admitted that "he had thiug here to lose." My " fellow" aud 1 need not be miserable about that, tor "blessed is lie that hath nothiug, tor he Bhall not lose it." This is comfortable philosophy und must certainly eousule the editor. We are "fellows," blessed iu ha ving nothing—why thou he miserable ?— wtty not ho jolly fellows? Graut that wo are "disappointed, dis carded office holders." The office of Coun ty Prosecutor is of no great value; aud the loss of it should not make a "follow" mis erable. On the contrary, does it nut teach that admirable lesson, "blessed is he who expeeti nothiug, tor he shall uot be disap pointed ! ' As to that umuzing idea of making Maryland a province of New Eng land it is too large tor the lull tube of Cli.t tertown. Maryland might be used for a work of such magnitude wert it uot thaï Cuestertown is in Maryland, aud her im portance renders the thing impossible.— Better try something on a smaller scale the annexation of Queen Anne's to Ches tertown, say. Or, as Cuba and lluyti in a very restless condition, suppose we go tor the absorption of those islands, and make Baltimore a suburb of Chestertown. But it appears that tho unpleasant truths made public iu these communications are offensive, beoause not offered to the Ches tertown journals. Had they becu usher ed to the public through them, they would, we a tv led to infer, have been welcome. Does the Editor mean this ? Credut Ju deus ! Does he know that they were not offered V Doc» he know that a communi cation barely in,i,mating that the aim and policy of the town, wus to prevent the Rail R -ud from reaching the Bay was excluded trom the press of Chvnturtown V I cau assure him that such is the fact, and fur ther, though no prophet, 1 venture to as sert that a persistence in this unfriendly polioy will not redound to the interests of the town, hut rather result iu driviug the trude of the surrounding country to other and more friendly marts. It is a notorious fact that Baltimore is not a desirable market, exoept for cereals, and now that so much attention is being given to fruits, poultry and other products, the people of the wholo county are anx iously looking for railway communication with Philadelphia and New York as a counterpoise to Baltimore. Energy and enterprise would make Chestertown a val uable home market, aud enrich her citi zens But, it is not there ; or, if there, dormant. Can it be aroused and forced to tion ? I hope so. Th« county i» progressive ; the town no are exor otherwise. This is the antagonism. The Bail Road is now in good hands. It will bo pushed with vigor I hope to comple tion, and if Chestertown will it may fa», eorne the seat of a flourishing commerce We «hall see. Tours as ever, and a little more so. Sknàpxs. Mr. Gladstone's bill for the disestab lishment of the Irish Church was intro duced in the House of Commons Monday evening, aud the second reading fixed for March 18. ° A two-ycur-old child of Mr. Jesse Gray, of Romeo Michigan, killed kis infant brother on Thursday last by striking kina a blow on the head. * A bill,to abolish the transit or passen ger tax has passed the Senate of theNew Jersey Legislature, and is expected to pass the House promptly. * Marshall George P. Kane, prominent in Baltimore in the eorly history of the re bellion, is a candidate for Sheriff in that city. MABEIED. At the residence of Mr. Samuel McVey, oa the 23rd ult. by Rev W. B Walton WMlam A. Richards and .Misa Sarah J. Hutliabeck, all of this county. ' the markets. MIDDLETOWN MARKET. CORRECTED WEEKLY »T A. T. BRADLEY. Wheat, Red, prime. Corn yellow,. " white. ..$1 80 ® 1 90 N 1 tats. Timothy Seed. Clover Seed. Kiflta. Hutter . Chickens ( Dressed ). Ducks.".. Geese.■ ". Turkeys .". Lard'. Hogs.. Beef. Hams. Sides. Shoulders. Potatoes. 40® SO *4 SO .11 00 .M et» y des 4*®50 et». Its 15@l« 16 WI 9 14@15 19&20 u ....30 8 : 14 290(333 »@35 19(a) 20 : ..1 is 6*® 95# bethel rnii.ADxi.rniA Prime red wheat. Corn, new yellow. Oate. (ffoveraced. Timothy.. ....$1 80(a.l 90 . 98Ä97 73@75 ....$9 88 ....$3 70 WILMINGTON, Wheat red... , New... ..41 80(311 95 @92 ■■ •$10 50(3)11 00 G Oats.... Flour... 7.1 SPECIAL NOTICES. Codgu« and Colds.— At the present time when bo many persons are suffering from Throat and Luna Diseases, they should bear in mind that Hasson s Compocno Svacr or Tab never falls in curing Coughs, Colds, Hoarsness, Pain in the Breast, Sore Throat, Asthma and all diseases of tlie Throat and Dungs. It is an excellent rrm edv for Croup and Hooping Cough. No family should be without it. Sold in Middletown, at Dr. W. II. Barr's Drug 8tore. for 50 ccnlsa bottle. Rus sell and Landis, Proprietors Philadelphia Dec. 12...3nios. DEAFNESS, BLINDNESS, aud CATARRH treated with the utmost bucocab, bv J. Isaacs M. D. and Professor of Disease of the Eve and bur, in the .Medical College of Pennsylvania. 12 yctiraexponent*«, (formerly of Lejden, Holland,) No. 8G5 Arch Street, Pliila. Testimonials can be »ecu at his office. The medical faculty are in vited to accompany their patients, ns he has no secrets in his practice. Artificial eye« inserted without pain. No charge for examination. FINE READY MAD E CLOTHING. 228 MARKET STREET, 2nd Door below THIRD WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. rpilE LARGEST ASSORTMENT OF Ready Made Clothing in Delaware, Our Uwu Mukc, now on hand, and will be sold at less than Philadelphia Brices. Ail our Clothing is made in Superior manner by PRACTICAL TAILORS. The Proprietor having an experience of over thirty years in this Busiuess, will guarantee uti» taction to any purchaser. A full line of FINE CLOTHS, CASSIMERES, nnd VESTINGS, Constantly ORDER WORK, whi«4i will be made in the LATEST STÏLE AND BEST MANNER^ At No. 228 Market Stmt, Æff-The Oldest Established Clothing Emporium in Delaware. hund for March ti—1/ Edward Metre, NEW BAKERY, I* MlBUIiETOWk, DEL. Sort« Eut Corner «fUkeuid lîrDDS ItnaU. EptlE undersigned wishes to inform his friends X and the public at lame, that he has com menced the Buking Business in all its deport-, menu, and will keep constanUj* on badd, Bread, Cakes, Crackers, Pies, Oaadj, And util supply Wedding«, and Parties, with all sort* of Cuke* at short notice. He has engaged a first clo«* Baker to attend to the business. He will also continue the Painting Businem in all its Branches. FRANCIS TARQNI. March 6, 1869—If WEDDING RINGS, m No. 36J SODTH EIGHTH STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. March G —tf . 910 RE ward! S TOLEN from the »nUcriber, on Thursday night, March 4tb, a Light Red HEIFER, aoout throe year» old, and has th, appearance of Iteing fresh in about a week. Tbe auore re ward wBl be giv.n for her «Tara **' March. 6—It* J. H. HANSON, Near MiddleIMSh, s ljH ) Msrrh W— Jm* C. H. B. MAgjÿBYj