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The 40th Congress closed
Thursday noon. The legislati
tivo and judicial appropriation bill,
fioiency bill and the civil and miscellane
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
-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
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."
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
The 15th Constitutional Amendment
Las been ratified by fire States.
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

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
printing materia)
or murder the editor, or with
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
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
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
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
as a
of the office at the close of the war. Be
fore the war the circulation of the
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
some years
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.

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
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
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

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 :
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,
Dewitt C. Walker,
Wm. H. Mo^rc,
L. R. Davis,
73 C. E. Anderson,
88 H. D. Howell,
89 David .McKee,
Scattering, 36.
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
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.
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
ide. Thi
a si
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
Lamartine, the great French statesman
and author, died at p w is, op Monday,
aged 78.
over a
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
ipuny, passed.
3—Mr. Hall
of funds invested by the courts of th.
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,
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.
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
The farmers about Milford are
a great
a great
.. i . Jjjfiüg to
raising potatoes this your pretty oxtenstve
ly, believing they will pay better than
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
-payers, t
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
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,
Can it be aroused and forced to
tion ? I hope so.
Th« county i» progressive ; the town
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.
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
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.
Wheat, Red, prime.
Corn yellow,.
" white.
..$1 80 ® 1 90
1 tats.
Timothy Seed.
Clover Seed.
Hutter .
Chickens ( Dressed ).
Geese.■ ".
Turkeys .".
40® SO
*4 SO
.11 00
.M et» y des
4*®50 et». Its
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16 WI 9
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8 :
19(a) 20
6*® 95# bethel
Prime red wheat.
Corn, new yellow.
....$1 80(a.l 90
. 98Ä97
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....$9 88
....$3 70
Wheat red...
, New...
..41 80(311 95
■■ •$10 50(3)11 00
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.
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.
228 MARKET STREET, 2nd Door below THIRD
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
The Proprietor having an experience of over
thirty years in this Busiuess, will guarantee uti»
taction to any purchaser.
A full line of
whi«4i will be made in the
At No. 228 Market Stmt,
Æff-The Oldest Established Clothing Emporium
in Delaware.
hund for
March ti—1/
Edward Metre,
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
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*
Near MiddleIMSh, s ljH )
Msrrh W— Jm* C. H. B. MAgjÿBYj

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