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. GÊ ♦ > è. > ^î A -*■ VOL. 2. MIDDLETOWN, NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 13, 1869. NO, 11. NEW GOODS AT REDUCED PRICES. O. W. W. NATIDAIN, is opening a fresh stock of FALL AND WINTER GOODS, P URCHASED the same. I first hands, principally—hence weavoid the second profit of the jobber and intend giving the advan tage to our liberal friends. Our stock consists of Merinoes, blk. col'd Al pacas, Wool Poplins, Wool de. Laines. Good assortment of Prints, Cotton and Wool Flannels. Bleach'd and Bro. Muslin, Balmoral awls and Hoods, Ladies Vests, Gents since the full in many kinds of Being bought for Cash, and from 1, Hi »* Skirts, Stl Knit Shirts and Drawers, Whitcand Col'd Blank tu, HATS AND CAPS, DRUGGETS, CARPET AND OILCLOTHS, Painted Window Shades GLOVES, HOSIERIES, AND FANCY GOODS., In fact, nnything kept in a first das? country ■tore. We call particular attention to our flue stock of Over-Coatings, Cloths & OassimereB, ! which we make a Speciality. Receiving from thc Manufacturers, Ladies' Misses, and Children's Shoes, Gents sewed and pegged, double upper and sole, Calf Boots, Men's • heavy, winter Boots ft Shoes, that we have made of the best material ; and guarantee sa tisfactioi • | MACKERKI ,SIIAD, AND IIEUR4NO Hand. A1 THOME SONS' GLOVEFITTING CORSETS GENTS ARCTIC OVERSHOES, MENS BUCK G A UNTLETTS, GLOVES, MITTS. A Stock of Dried Fruit Consisting of LAYER RAISINS, NEW DRIED CURRANTS, NEW DRIED CITRON, DRIED APPLES. extra article of Also Buckwheat Flour. Liberal discount for easb, and show Goods with pleasure. G. W. W. Y tl DAIX. Middletown. Dec. 12—ly TO THE FARMING COMMUNITY. T HE subscriber respectfully calls the attention of the Farmers of New Castle co. Del. and Cecil and Kent counties ,Md. to the follow ing list of standard Fertilizers, always kept on hand, and furnished to order, at any station Delaware Railroad, or on Chesapeake and Dela ware Waters.—Viz : the RHODES' SUPER PHOSPHATE, Moro Phillips' Super Phosphate, Whann's Super Phosphate, Croasdale'N Super Phosphate, HEWES' SUPER PHOSPHATE, COE'S SUPER PHOSPHATE, Berger und Butz' Super Phosphate. BAUGH'S SUPER PHOSPHATE, BAUGH'S CHICAGO BONE, PERUVIAN GUANO, PACIFIC GUANO, RODUNDA GUANO. E. T. EVANS, Opposite Depot, Middletown, Del. July 18—tf BLACKSMITHING AND "Wheel wrigliting. T HE undersigned have commenced thc above business in Middletown, corner of Main and Anderson streets, and solicit a share of thc pub lic patronage. They flatter themselves that their work cannot bo surpassed. The Blacksmithing will be conducted by John C. Vundcnbraak, and the Wheelrighting department by J. Lcauby. Wagon, Plow and all kinds of country work an d Co ach Smithing, done to order. Repairing neatly and promptly attended to. Special attention given to the repairing. All work warranted to givo perfect satisfaction. JOHN C. VANDENBRAAK LEAUBY ft LEE. April 11th, 1868—tf. Farmers, Look to Your Interests. A. T. BRADLEY, jAtthe Depot in Middletown TflTHLL n*y the highest mnrket price for Grain. W'Y He will supply Wright's and Ramho's .Lime for Farm purposes. A^o, Clover and Tim othy §eed. ' JS^Special care will be given to shipping of grain when entrusted with it by parlies shipping on their own responsibility. No money advanc ed on grain before delivery. Dec. ö — 6 m. Gr est w MARVIN'S Chrome Iron Spherical Burglar Safes, Will reaUt all Burglar's Implements for any length of time. P LEASE send for a Catalogue of Fire and Burglar Proof Safes. MARVIN & CO. 365 Broadway, New York; 721 Chestnut Street Philadelphia; 108 Bank st. Cleveland, Ohio. February 13, 1869—3mos. FOR RE 1 STT. C ART Wright Shop, 20 by 22 feet, nearly new. Aim Black Smith Shop, nearly new, with 2 forgea: one of the beat etanda for repairing and arholeaale now work, as it fronts on thcruilroad. Potseaeion given on the 25th of Mareb. r SAMUEL TO^JJSEND. 'fowneepd, January 23, 1800—tf BOOK, STATIONERY, AND VARIETY STORE. S CHOOL BOOKS und Miscellaneous Works, Biblo*, Prayer Books and Hymn Books, Blank y>oks, in various styles and binding; Tuck, Ycinorandum and Pass Books. I STATIONER?, Writing, Letter, and Note Paper, /Envelopes, in variety; ; Mourning Paper and Envelopes to match. ! FANCY ARTICLES. OTiotogruph Alliums, Work Boxes, Fancy Boxes, Writing Desks, Ladies' Satchels, Pocket Books, Port Folios, Purses, Port Monates, Segnr Cases Picture Frames, Tassel aud Cords, Looking Glasses, BACK OAMMON BOARDS, CHESS AND CHECKER MEN, GAMES of all KINDS. Rubber Pencils ami Penholders, Writing Fluid and Ink Stands, Pocket Cutlery, Jloger's Scissors, *c. Slecvp Buttons, Studs, Breast Pina, Finger Rings, Spectacles, Violin Strings, Combs, Brushes, Nail and Tooth Brushes, Uum Bapds, Watch Keys, Key Rings, aild Puff Boxes. A fine assortment of Colgate $ Co'i, Soap. PilALON'S NIGHT BLOOMING CEREÜS, Wright's und Taylor's Superior Extracts, Pomades, Ilair Oils, And Dental Soap of the First Quality. . „ Tics of various styles, Bismarck Collars, Gloves, Hose, Handkerchiefs, Cuffs, Wristlets. GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS. Sugar :?, Tobacco Pipes, Meerschaums, and To bacco Pouches. Lamps, Lamp Chimneys, Wicks and Coal Oil. NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES. Now York Ledger, Harper's Weekly, Bazaar and Magazine, Frank Leslie, Chimney Corner, Weekly, Girls and Boys Weekly, Gleason's Literary Companion, &c.* Godey's Peterson's, Atlantic, Arthur's, Gal axy and Mm'c Deiuorcst's Magazines. I). L. DUNNING, Corner of Main and Scott streets, .Middletown, Del. Jan. 80—ly GRANVILLE WORRELL, 220 AND 222 MARKET STREET, Wilmington, Del. AMERICAN, ENGLISH, GERMAN AND FRENCH DRY GOODS. ENGLISH AND AMERICAN CARPETS and Oil Cloths. CHINA AND CALCUTTA MATTINGS, MAÏS, RUGS, &c. «fcc. W E are prepared to fill orders for Churches, Hotels, Private Dwellings and Public Build ing, furnishing them complete, including Sheets, Blankets, Counterpanes, Towels, Curtains, Cor nices, Stair Bods, Carpets, Oil Cloths, Damasks, Ac. Orders will be taken and estimates furnished of the whole cost, with articles furnished or oth erwise, ns parties commencing housekeeping may prefer. We cannot enumerate even leading depart ments, owing to the extent of our business, but have ft full assortment of various lines in DRESS FABRICS, MOURNINGS, WHITE GOODS, FURNISHING GOODS, HOSIERY, FLANNELS, &o. &c. &c. Our long experience, combined with mate and extensive acquaintance with the largest and best Importing and Domestic Houses of this country give us, wc believe, advantages shared by no other house to the same extent in Delaw and we wish distinctly to state that we pared to sell always phia Merchants. inti pre low or lower than Philadel I A f TIIE MOTTO OK CHEAP, PROMPT AND RELIABLE. March 7, 1068—ly CHICKERING ft SONS, MANUFACTURERS OF Grand Square, and Upright Pianos, Received the First Grand Gold Medal, and the still higher recompense, The CROSS of the LEGION of HONOR, AT THE Universal Exposition, Paris. 1867. T he highest .iw.trds of the Expo use c>. Chlckeriiig ft Sons uort-fl. we have been awarded 60 first rpemiumsin direct competition with the lead ing Manufacturers of the country, and at the ( çat Exhibition hi London we received the high award giyep to an 3 - manufacturer in the Uni ted States. Total, 71 Fijrgt Premiums, and the most fluttering testimonials from the leading ar tists in the world. Ware towns, JVo. 11 East- 14 th New York, Between Broadwa 3 r and Fifth AvepDe. Feb. 13—3m tS the null oie In thc United S In EUGENE M. HANSON WITH WATSON ft DE YOUNG, IMPORTKR8 AN» JOBBERS OF Hosiery, Notions, White Goods, &o. No. »S3 MARKET STREET, PHILADELPHIA. SSf Orders promptly attended to, Feb. 20—2m* jOoctrg. THE OLD TREE'S STORY. From the Annapolis Gazette. The tree of the following poem is a largp Tulip Poplar, standing on the campus of 8 t. John's College, Annapolis, Md. It is supposed to be of the primeval forest, apd i|y immense size, nee of great age, fully warrant such belief; tradition adds that it was spared by the early settlers at the petition of the Indians, by whom it was highly venerated. 'Twas a lovely night in the year's decline ; The moon shone full on each shadowy pine ; Through the long, quiet hours of tqp Autumn night The Chesapeake slept in her gentle light, Peaceful and still, till that beautiful thought Of a "glassy sea" to the mind was brought. On hill and valley, on grove and town, Like a gentle mother the moon looked down, Giving each charma lovelier light, Softening defects with the veil of night; Sweetly she smiled, where'neath pine-trees' shads The loved of long years in their tombs are laid ; And silvered the streams that like ribbons lay, Wending their way to the nqblp bay ; Save where tfopy shrunk into heavy shadp By an ancient treo ora tall cliff made. Yet even therd did beauty dwell Brightest, where deepest the shadow fell ; Where the ^uyesgave back totljp deep blue skies Their own dark hue, and starry eyes. ** The day had been warm, bqt at A cooling breeze fronAhe East, that wrung A reluctant "yes" to the aged sire As he asked if it w The straying breeze from Æolus' wing, Went wandering on ; it had had its fling ; Apd again with warm light the moon looked down On hill and valley, on grove and town. Oppressed with the sense of returning heat I rose from my couch, ere the measured beat Of the tall old clock in the College Hall Ilnd sounded the hour of ghostly thrall ; And wandered forth, with half eager dread, Intent to listen and hear the tread That they tell us is heard at midnight hour In each building old, or haunted tower, I waited long, and I thought in vain ; No sound awoke in the night's still reign. At length as 1 sat, a soft, sweet tone,— Sweet as a child's,—like a dove's low moan,— Fell on my ear, and it seemed was cast From yon old tree by a passing blast. Eager I listened, nor listened long, Hark to the words of the spirit's song : 'Twns a night like this, in an age long past, That I sprung to life on the evening blast ; young and fair ;—I am old and grey ; I was fresh for life,—I am passing away. Again, as my fate is, I tell my tale, To the genii uround it is borne by the gale ; There were few of you here when a hundred years past I whispered it all to the wintry blast ; Again may I tell it when on my hoar head A century sleeps ; but ye shall be dead. Then listen. 1 know when once there stood Where ye are standing, a noble wood; Thence was I called by one whose mien, W hose stately form, and whose black eye keen Told that should wrath Hundreds might dread to feel his power. To his arms an infant girl had been given As the mother's spirit escajied to heaven And the custom was he should plant a tree To bear his name to posterity. At his bidding I came. In iny care was placed A tiny tree, that from headless lmste Of hunter or hunted, from tempest wild, From all harn», I should shield his forest child. " A year, and I come ;—see that high it rears Its vigorous head, among its peers!" A year!—it is naught,—it had passed away, And I heard his step in the forest grey. He came not alone ; in his arms he brought An infant too fair for human thought. Like her father she was as a polished block May resemble rough unpolished rock. In character his,—in her large dark eye saw firm resolve, and a spirit high. •ell, said he, I've a forest son, My memory shall live though my race be done ; Ay, live ! for it bears a noble name, That has never been tarnished with deeds of shame. Behold thy brother ! he said, and smiled, As around me were thrown the arras of the child, Thy brother ! alas, there's no liviug ono To bear the name of the warrior's son. Years came and went, but as each one fled My roots struck deep, and my branches spread. With each spring they came to mark my size, And my sister admired me with wondering eyes. fled ; and my father was aged A circlet of grey was No longer he came with fi and appear» there sprung not time for fire. 1 ids dark brow lower it It i Ye upon his brow ; rin, steady tread As if an armed band of a thousand he led ; But these years for the Tulip, how passed they on? Both baby prattle and childhood were gone, Ana maiden fair beside In the first bright blush of womanhood. At length they came, not with the bright spring flowers, And Summer passed, and tho Autumn showers, And the Winter snows, and a second y Was 1 left alone with my aimless fear. The chilling w'nds of the Fall had swept My leaves f.ora their boughs; the squirrel had stood crept To nis Winter home ; and all nature slept. Late in a gloomy November day heard a step in the forest grey : With timeroua.tread, like the hunted Cautious and trembling, as if in fear They came ; but alas ! for thc change that had passed On their noble forms since I saw them last, The Tulip was bowed, yet her hand essayed The feeble step of her sire to aid , And with cheering tones she whiled his ear With tales of prowess, to braves so dear. She minded him how in older days The hind had rung with his father's praise, And hundreds had fallen when he went forth To battle the tribes of the stormy North. Would he were here, or that I could be worthy successor to him and thee ; Then had the battle been fought and won Were I nota girl, but a warrior's son. ,—O fattier ! to live and know That thou must flee from thy puny foe ! ur tribe is scattered, our lands are Our fate-bird has tried her wings and flown ! E'en as she spoke, from a thicket rose deer, But An armed band of their deadly foes. With a cry of horror she rose to fly ; Alas ! they had tracked them with watchful eye. As she turned in her eager, panting haste, On every side was an ambush placed. Despairing she turned ;—I fear not to die My father ! she said with a wailing cry, "But they'll part us here,—oh my father save 1 Rather death with thee and a chioftaiq's grave." He whispered "ere thpg frpm my side art riven This heart from its earthly borne shall be driven." 'Twas even so. Ere the close of day, They had torn the girl from her sire away ; But nought was left save the earthy mould Thut once contained his spirit bold. the hush of night a sorrowing Who hud watched afar, and his < Laid him at rest ftom earthly harm Neath the cooling shade of his To each wintry wind I told my And sighed for the life that had been so brief; For small love I thought, would those cruel show To his child who was, erst their deadliest foe. Late in the spring came an armied band, Fresh from the waste of the northern land. And with them brought—Oh ! was it she? My own sweet sister, my Tulip tree I few sad fate knew, son's strong arm. o Our tribe had conquered, and she aas conic To die at last in her own sweet home. By loving hands was her slight form placed Beneath the tree which her owu name graced And here with the last bright beam of day Uer spirit passed from earth away. By her father's side she rests at last; Peace to the noble dead of the past, lime passed, and the tree with the maiden's name Grew wondrous large, and was known to fame ; F or ncath its shade have councils met, And wars been planned, and games been set; I have seen the youth of that dusky To the maids in the Lover's Dance give chase ; 1 have heard in a morning of early spring The woods with the whoop of the war-dance ring Krc the autumn came with its falling leaf I have seen the war party return in grief Bearing the form of some much loved chief Whose deeds were bright ns his course was brief. Years sped, and at length o'er the mighty main In a white-winged bark came a pale-faced train ; I saw them afar, and knew they were come To take from my brethren their early home. With sorrow I watched as one by one The families scattered, till all were gone, And where Indian games were lost and won, The council-tree stood all alone. But the pale-face loves a noble tree And my Indian brothers had pled for me So I stand erect in my lordly place Tile memento lone of a vanished Need I tell yo how from A town, a city, a nation grew? That the young world fought 'gainst the old world's power And that I have listened to battle's roar ? There were brave sights then, and noble men, 0 could I sec their like again I 1 have seen sweet peace to a nation given,— 1 have seen it blessed by approving henven, May I die before I see the day When its strength shall fail or its form deer ' My mate has falleu,—that noble tree. The oak of Connecticut's liberty end my time is near ; I urn weary now ; The snows of long ages are on my brow. Ere another hundred years roll I may hear no more the storm-wind's sound, "Fare-well." And from the surrounding trees Came the answering word, on the still night breeze. to of by it of be the of by its in race that pale face few ■ F For the Middletown Transcript. Review of Stockholder and Sinapis. Mr. Editor:— Some of the statements published by some of your correspondents in relation to the Kent County Railroad Co. are calculated to mislead the Stock holders and the public. The construction of the Road through the county is an en terprise involving large expenditure, and promising, when completed, great advan tages to the people of tho counfy and to others holding lands in the county. All ate anxious to see the work go forward, while the limited means at the command of the Co. requires cautious and judicious management in its affairs to secure the most favorable results from its This end, desirable to all concerned, not reasonably be expected to be subserved by misrepresentation. And in order to a better understanding of some of tho sures that have been sharply criticised, I wish to review the statements alluded to ; and the following, made by "Stockhol der," claims attention first. He represents that a majority of the Board "for more than two years have been shifting and vacsillating, obstinately per sisting in coming through Cecil county and Delaware to Middletown, when resources, can mea any man of ordinary capacity upon reflection must iiave known that tho Kent County com pany had all they could do to construct a road from Massey's Cross Roads to Swan Creek, and that when the Delaware Road magnanimously offered to build a branch road from Townsend to Massey's Cross Roads, this Hoard for moro than a year refused to pledge connection, losing there by a more favorable connection at Massey's than can now possibly be made, giving entirely the location of the junction at that point to the Queen Anne's company at cost of several thousand dollars to thc Kent company." If he intends to charge these delays of over one and two years to to the present Board, it is only necessary to say, they were elected on the 11th day of May 1868, three of them were members, who, with some of those who had b«en re-elected in the Middletown interest controlled these measures, and however inexcusable thc subsequent delay, it extended only about fifty-three days, instead of over one and two years, the connection with tho Dela ware branch road at Massey's having been agreed to by the hoard, on the 3rd day of July, then ensuing. If he intended charge the delays to thc old Board and those of its members who were continued in the present one, his statements as to the time are untrue, It will be remembered, that the Co. organized in October or November 1866, with insufficient resources, and that ad ditional means were to be raised by a sub scription to thc stock of the com Kent county, which could not without legislation, and this was not cured until March 1867. Thc Delaware R. R. Co. had proposed to build the road thc State line, and it was thought this would be done, either from Middletown Townsend. The Cecil county friends pected to securo Legislation to aid them raising funds to meet the excess of cost the Road from Massey's to tho State line, near Warwick, over what it would to the State lino on the Townsend route. Delay was necessary until these were matured, and thc Stockholders and public generally appeared to prefer the Middletown route. Tho Kept county, Co. however, might bo infered from Stockholder's statement, eqfertaiiied any proposition to build the rosij to Middletown, without quiring additional funds to be furnished in that interest as a condition. And wheu became known, in the Spring of 1867, that if the terminus was mado at Middle town, the company would receive distance from the Delaware while that Company, would on the Towns end route build the road to tho Stato line, tl)C Director of the Kent County Co-. pany, by be done H6< or ex measures never re no as Railroad Co. fixe! upon $100,000, as the amount of additional stock to be taken, as a condi tion upon which the terminus would be made at Middletown. With this addition to its resources, Stockholder certainly will not pretond to say the Kent Co. would not have been in as good condition financially to build the 71 miles additional road to Middletown, as it was without it, to build to the State line on the Townsend route. And it was not known until December then following, that there was any pros pect of the Delaware road extending its branch to Massey's. On the failure of those In the Middle town interest to raiso the required $100,000 the Board did in July 1868 determine to locate the Road by the Townsend route, and to accept the offer of tho Delaware R. R. Co. to build it to the State line, and that road never receded from that lo cation. This location was thus determined in about ten months after the organization and within three or four months after it was ascertained that tho Delaware R. R. Co. would not aid in buildiug the road from Middletown, instead of having been delayed for over two years as stated by Stockholder. The proposition from the Delaware R. R. Co. to extend its branch to Massey's Cross Roads, when made in December 1867, was on condition that interest on the cost of the read—nipujd be guaran teed. The guarantee of interest thought objectionable by the Kent county company, and it was not waived until April 1868, when owing to the absence of the President and other members who fa vored it as then presented, and to the hope of others that there was yet some prospect that they could carry the road to Middletown, the proposition was laid over from one meeting to another, until their terms expired on tho 11th of May. It thus appears that the previous board had this proposition in its later form (which is the one, it is presumed, that Stockholder refers to as " magnanimous") before it only about 80 days, whioh added to the 53 days subsequent delay by the new Board was less than three months, in stead of more than a year, as charged by Stockholder ; or if ho refers to the origi nal proposition with guarantee of interest the whole time, from its first presentation in December, to its aeceptanee in its im proved form in July, was but about seven months, and three of them, involved no delay of the Delaware company, as they did not get their charter to build the road until the last of February 1868. The Board by this delay did probably lose the control in part over tho location the junction at Massey's Cross Roads, but " the several thousand dollars loss on cost to the Kent company by it," has it is believed no existence beyond Stockholder's statement. The distance is shorter to reach the junction at its present location, than it would have been at the place na med by the Kent county company, and the cost will probably be less. Stockholder further states, that it is confidently believed by many Stockholders that this refusal, (delay,) to connect with the Dolaware branch at Massey's, hud its main object and motive in first securing the building of the wharf at Chcstertown, deluding many into tho belief that tho connection could be made at Middletown. These are grave defamatory imputations, made and published without evidence to rest upon beyond the "confident belief" parties who profess to know nothing about them. Had ho been concerned to know their truth before he gave them publicity, lie could have learned the parts that tho several directors took in these measures, which would it is believed have shown that these imputations are in whole and in every part without even a shadow warrant their conception; much less their publication. The wharf was not built to improve the "county town," as Stockholder represents, nor was it to accommodate or advantage the business of the town. All the railroad facilities the town requires for its business and convenience would be afforded by the road reaching its suburbs, without going to river, but large stockholders of the town and county thought that the interest the road required that it should connect a switch or branch with the river. The road was put under contract by tho curved route approaching near Chcstertown by the main line. The contractors were to finish from Massey's to Chcstertown by the 1st January, 1869, and thence to Swan Creek by January 1, 1870. They desired to have connection with water to facilitate the delivery of iron ties, and they Insisted that they must allowed to begin at Swan Creek, or have access to the river nt Chcstertown. Had they been allowed to begin at Deep Landing, it would have deferred tho pros pect of having an early oonncction with Del. Road, and jeoparded either that conneotlon, or tho connection of the two ends tho road in the centre, for it was known additional funds would have to be raised the sale of bonds or otherwise to meet of the cash payments on four to eight miles of the road, to be last built; and it appeared reasonable then, as has sinoe, to some extent, been conceded, to anticipate the company with 20 to 80 miles of road finished and being worked in con* nection with the Delaware road, would bo a more favorable position to raise ad ditional funds, than with the lower end finished, without having the connection the Del. road completed. Tho contractors delayed beginning the work until It was concluded to extend the to Chester river. They were not, under their contract, to receive one dollar of the cash resources of of so Î to ces ers on, of of of w as tho ces the the road sent tho of the the company for the wharf or for the addi tional road that would be required from the Almshouse Hill, near town to reach the wharf, but were to take tho ontire cost in the bonds of the company. They wore not bound by their contract to build the wharf first. And their voluntarily going to work on it, as among the first things to bo done, when they were not to receive any cash for the work, indicates very clearly, that in their judgement as expe rienced builders, it would facilitate the de livery of iron and tics, and the building of tho road, and fully meets Stockholder's sneer that it was an absurd "pretext." His representation "that more money has been spent in constructing the wharf than the citizens of the town have sub scribed towards building the road," is like his other statement about the delay in ac cepting the magnanimous Del. road to connect with t Massey's, and needs no further notice. The contract for the wharf was made under eircumstauces unfavorable to the company', and it may prove unfortunate that pine piles were stipulated for, though done through economy. There are differ opinions as to their durability, but Stockholder is mistaken in sayiug, " any practical man knows the worms will cat them up in five years," for practical men say worms do not cat pine piles at all, in that . art of Chester river. km tbc contractors threw up their contract thev offered all the nm h4. ) „ hand for the completion of the wharf, and the use of tho pile-driver, on favorable terms, to the company. This presented a favorable opportunity to finish it at less cost thau could probably have been done after the facilities, then at hand, were rc moved. The road was then expootod soon to be put under contract for its iomplction, when the wharf would, it was understood, be needed, and the Board in view of the circumstanoes, no doubt from prudential considerations, acted judiciously in order ing it finished. Its ontire oost was great ly loss thau stated by Firmness. Thc representations of Sinapis, charging that Chcstertown wants to "monopolize thc road" and is "paralyzing" its opera tions, and his further statements vilifying the citizens of the towu and disparaging its business and thc prospect of its furnish ing business to the railroad, appeared to emanate largely from prejudice aud spleen. He doubtless knows that there has never been more than one of the directors beside tho President, prior to May last, who re sided in Chcstertown, and that sinoe then, embracing the period in which tho present embarrassed condition of affairs have grown up, the town has had hut one mem ber of the Board, (Hon. G. Vickers having declined to serve) or, if ono of tho State Directors, residing, us he did, in Quaker Neck, was supposed iu any way to repre sent the town, they made but two out twclvo members, and that since the middle of August last the executive man agement of the affairs of the company has been in the hands of a gentleman in the country. Now does Sinapis or any one in his right mind suppose for a moment that these two members could "monopolize" the road or infiueucc thc action of tho ten intelli gent Directors from the country as to "par alyze" its operations ; certainly the impu tation is absurd and ridioulous ! The statement so far as it may have been in tended to impute to the Chestertown Di rectors any movement to "paralyze" the well directed vigorous operations of thc company is known to be wholly untrue. Chestertown is improving, new build ings have been going up for a number of ears and its population growing. Major t. Smith has with commendable public spirit built some half dozen new and neat dwellings in town within ten to fifteen years, and in the meantime probably fifty sixty or more other residences aud pla of business have been erected and oth rebuilt and improved. The work goes and now in early March three or more new buildings are in progress. Its indus trial enterprises are probably in as thriv condition as is usual in towns. Many the buildings and improvements have been put up by her industrious thrifty chanics on their own account. The pop ulation of tho town and vicinity to be ac commodated by and afford business to thc railroad is about equal to one fourth that the entire county. Its trade, which Sinapis represents as reduced to pins, needles, tape, ribbons, thread and "huckstering," lias been in creasing for years, and is now in thc bands about sixty-nine persons who have li cences to trade with stocks amounting in to about one hundred and proposition of heir branch at ent I me aggregate eight thousand dollars ; equal to about sev enty per cent, of the persons having licen and of thc aggregate stocks in trade under their licences in all thc balance of oounty. Population, trade and business, make travel and freight for railroads, aud with business to come from these sources from thc town and vicinity in Kent and across thc river In Queen Annes, and thc travel on publio and private business con nected with it ae thc oounty town, the would it is believed receive more bus iness at Chestertown than at any other point In the county. Beside this tho citizens of the town and those of its vicinity in Kent and Queen Anne's to bo accommodated here, repre by their subscriptions to the stock of company and what they will pay to wards the county subscriptions and their proportion of tho State fund about one fifth tho entire resources of tho Co. having thus done their full duty towards road, and presenting as they doadvun Ami t iges, making it the true interest of the road to reach the town, they do, and with great propriety, claim that it should he so built as ta secure tho trade and aceotnodftto the people of the towu and its vloinity< So far os the town has had any influence it has gone to secure (in accordance with the original design with which the compa* ny was gotten up) connection with tho Delaware Railroad and to so locate the Kent county road as to soeure |o it the largest business and afford the greatest ac. commodat ion to the consistent with the road. people in all sections, best interests of It was and is still thought that these ends would ho host secured by the curved route as the road was originally loçqtçtl and contracted for. The Worton and Falrlce Neck neigh* borhoods would have been accommodated at Duyer's and Bel Air stations, which are only five miles apart, with but trifling greater distance than at Bacon's, to most of tho peopfo, while for oply g few In tho immediate neighborhood of Bacon's where the difference in distance would bo great* est, it would not exceed about two and a half miles, Chcstertown would then bavo been ao. commodated aud all tho traffio and travel from the town and its vicinity secured on the main line with comparative trifling ad* ditional cost in construction over that of Ridgo road and branch road And J the perpet unUdd.t.onal cost of working a >>,an l ch roa 7 woufifTnryn he«! illWtM ■■ The C3t L ma , te3 of tl ,' e onginem of he °° m J» n y °* the , actua > c ° 8t . of tU , e r oad * rom Buyer « to Bel Air, and of tho b I an , th road > '™ cu «"»pared with the cost of . thc c , urvcd , rout « betweeu ' hc8 « two P 0,n , t8 ' show ? that the , c ? cess of * he cost b >' j Uc curvcd rout ® ™ uld » ot «cccd twen* % fivc to twenty-mght thousaud dollars m construction• March 4, 180J. W. For the Middletown Tranecrijd, Mu. Editor : — I notice that your cor respondent "Observer," in writing of tho rcasous that influenced Messrs. Sears, Backus & Sanford, in abandoning their contract fur thc construction of thc Kent County Railroad says: "They threw up thc coutraot because of the tyrunuioal ad ministration of thc Chestertown Direc tors." This is news in this quarter, and os tho writer is unknown it must bo presumed that he is not well informed on the sub ject. Had he been fully advised, he would have known when he penned theso linos that these gentlemen, Contractors, have for themselves stated both in writing and in verbal explanations reasons which altogether different from that now ulledged by him. He would have known also that tho first named member of that firm very soon after the contruot was thrown up eu tered iutu negotiations with the same Di rectors, and has since presented to them, several propositions for a new oontract, and that Mr. J. Sanford, who is a brother of Mr. Sanford of thc firm, and superinten ded part of the work done by them, mado offers to grade and hridgo the road and was anxious to get a contract for that work, and also that the other members of that firm have sinco been in correspon dence lookiug to a new contract to build the road. With these facts before him, "Obser ver" could not well have credited the rea son that he has presented—it being so ut terly inconsistent with the facts in tho case ; and it is fair to presume, until oth erwise informed, that lie would not have beon disposod to impose it upon the ored ulity of others. March 5, 1869. X. For the Middletown Transcript. Mb. Editor Iu perusiug the Waverly Magazine I noticed this recipo, and know ing the scarlet fever was prevalent in somo cities at the present time, thought it might be beneficial to many, if you are kind enough to publish it in your columns : "SmallPox.—A correspondent of* California paper gi for small pox. Hi üble. I herewith append the recipe which has been used to my knowledge in hun dreds of caseB. It will prevent or cure the small pox though thc pitting» are filling. When Junucr discovered cow pox in Eng land, the world of science hurled an ava lanche of fame upon his boad ; but when thc most scientific school of medicine in the world—that of Paris—published this recipo as a panacea for the small pox, it passed unheeded ; it is as unfailing as fate, and conquers in every instance. It ia harmless when taken by a well person, It will also cure scarlet fever. Hore is the recipo as I have used it. and cured my ohildrou of thc scarlet fevor; here it is as I have used it to cure the small pox ; when learned physicians said the patient must die. it cured. Sulphate of zino, one grain ; half a tcaspoonfulof sugar ; foxglove (dig italis) one grain ; mix with two tablespoon fuls of water. When thoroughly mixed add four ounces of water. Take a tea spoonful every hour. Either disease will disappear in twelve hoars. For a ohild, lier doses according to sge. If coun tries would compel pltysioians to uso this, there would be no need of pest houses. If you value advice and experience, use this for that terrible disease, ives the following cure c claims it to be infal sma A woman in Cincinnati, arrested while walking off with fifty pounds of beef, apol ogized for taking so much by stating that she had no knife to cut it with. Three Japanese are studying for tlw ministry at Authors', Mass.