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per to in to a MIDBUBTOWK, DEL. SATURDAY MORN I NO, APRIL 10, 1868. IiATMT NEWS, Our State Legislature adjourned yester day. Congress proposes to adjourn to-day, but is is supposed that the session will be prolonged in consequence of the message of President Grant in reference to the re construction of Virginia and Missippi, sent to Congress on Wednesday. If this sub ject is taken up, in compliance with the recommendation of the message, the ses sion must necessarily be extended. Con gress is now in the fifth month of its «ion, counting the regular and extra sions together ; and if it would sit perpet ually, legislation would be in no greater state of forwardness than it is now. A joint committee of Congress instituted to investigate the operations of the money printing establishment of the Treasury, has reported great losses of government funds,—four or five millions. There seems to be no chock or control whatever over the Superintendent of paper-money print ing, in tho forms of notes and bonds. He has checks upon his subordinates, and up on the United States Register, tho United States Treasurer, and the Comptroller of the Currency. But nobody seems to have tiny check upon him, with his eighty pres ses working night and day. It is passing strange that the affairs of the Treasury should be left in such a loose condition. The New York World, of Thursday, says :—The air is full of rumors of war. The stoppage of troops from going to the West; tho sending of soldiers to Key West ; the despatch of naval vessels to the Gulf; the activity of annexationists over schemes to swallow Cuba, San Domingo, and almost any other island that offers : the mysterious out-givings of the adminis tion press ;—what do these things mean ? If government reports are true, the in surrection in Cuba is upon its last legs'. Reports from the insurgents, however, tell a different story. George S. Twitchcll, condemned to be hung in Philadelphia, on Thursday, for the murder of Mrs. Hill, cheated the hang man of his office by poisoning himself. It is supposed that the poison was communi cated to him in some liquorice, as that was the only article to be found in his cell. Twitchell states that his wife committed the murder, aud that he threw the body out of the window. Gerald Eaton suffer ed death by hanging, for the murder of Timothy Hecuan. He protested his inno eence. ses ses Plain Speaking.— At the late meeting of the stockholders of the Queen Anne's Railroad, Col. L. Roberts being called upon to address the meeting, spoke sub stantially as follows : "When the question was submitted to the people in I860, they almost unani mously determined to have a railroad. It was then expected that every man owning land along the line of the road would free ly give the right of way, but when come to investigate the matter, it is found that but a very few are willing to do so. The balance squeeze the company for cve Ty dollar they can get, and apparently strive to break the road down. This ar gues badly for the generosity of our pie. lie had hoped and believed t was some generosity in Queen Anne's, but he now had considerable misgivings on that point. In Talbot county they pay one dollar per farm for land damages. In St. Mary's and other south-western coun ties, the farmers not only give the land but all the ties. Uentlemcn residing along the line of tho proposed road from Mas sey's to Eikton offer all the land the road wants free of chargo. Those people ap preciate railroads ; but some of our people —-men who own land which will be great ly enhanced in value by the road, charge for attending on a jury for a day or two assessing land damages. Is this Queen Anne's enterprise and generosity ? If so, he hoped no other people were afflic ted with such. If we want a railroad we must make some sacrifices to get it. He heped our people would do better in fu ture, and not strive to embarrass tho direc tors in their endeavors to complete the construction of tho road." M> ere Acknowledgements.— For tho interes ting biographical sketch of Com. Mac Donough, published recently in the Trans cript, wc were indebted to Gassaway Wat kins, Esq. of McDonough, Del. For the account of five extraordinary wheat crops, grown by Col. Whann, at Eikton, published in last Saturday's issue, wc were indebted to A. J. Nowland, Esq. u( this vicinity. These gentlemen have our thauks for thus contributing to the in terest of our columns. Paxadoxical. —Under the announce ment of tV« death of a little girl in an Elk den paper, last week, was the following :— S^e uotft tires," U.nfey Another death, in the same pa Jpsr. 9>t#4 the following : — " Gone, bat not forgotia»P fi would be strange in deed if A deceased friend er relative should to fwjotu» within A /ey dayj) After inter ment. Ex-President JoI ibvvh #ddreig»ed people of Knoxville, Xon«essee, on Satur-: 4ay last. He spoke offrant as a " buy zlle.of prejudices, 4 ' a«d ,pf bis Cabinet as a irifise." >» Tho New York Citiien says that a pa per is shortly to be started in Philadelphia, to advocate the establishment of an Empire in this country. It also says that a paper to be called the Imperialist, will make its appearance within a week in that city. Its prospectas is already before the public. A quotation from it runs as follow : " The creed of the Imperialist is revo lutionary ; its mission fc to prepare minds of the American people for the revo lution, that has already begun throughout the country"—thus announcing that the work has alveady been progressing for a long time, and that it has finally reached a stage where the objects and aims can bo openly proclaimed. Another paragraph in this prospectus indicates that either the bondholders are in the movement, or else tlicir sinypathy and aid are sought, and that it is also the intention to make this class the nobility ; for it states that " We believe that the national faith, if left in the keeping of the populace, will be sulliod by sure repudiation of the national debt, and that an Imperial Government can alone protect the rights of national creditors." Then again, it is stated that ' ' tho Republic means lawlessness, corruption, insecurity person and property, robbery of the publio creditors and civil war ; that the Empire means law, order, seourity, public faith and peace." These facts prove that the movement is not a mere ephemeral affair, but est and determined one ; that it has al ready made great headway in New York and Philadelphia, and if the whole was known it might also appear that pa pers are to simultaneously appear in Bos ton, Chicago and other cities advoca ting the same programme. One thing ap pears quite certain, it is not confined to a few individuals, ns a sensation ; sufficient has transpired to show that it is backed by a powerful secret organization, bearing the mysterious litlo of T. I. O. This is the name which has been adopted by the cieties which arc now being started in dif ferent parts of the country. The New York paper has already made its appearance. out Town Btock Tho are has to sion and the the bo tho or : be It of the to an earn 2j to in secret Jewell, the Radical candidate for Gov ernor of Connecticut, will have a majority of about five hundred. The Senate is composed of fourteen Radicals to seven Democrats, and the Radicals have about twenty majority in the. House. Tho Re publicans have carried Rhode Island by 4000 majority. So far twelve States have taken definite action on the suffrage amendment, nine of which have ratified and three rejected it. Kansas was the first to ratify, followed by West Virginia, Wisconsin, Illinois, Mich igan, Maine, South Carolina, Arkansas, Pennsylvania. Those rejecting are Geor gia, Delaware, New Jersey. There are now, according to reliable re ports, two negro women acting as clerks in the Pension Office, at Washington, at an annual salary of $900 each. The Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana is a ne gro, and several negroes hare been ap pointed to different offices in the South, recently. to It ar on In ap day this ? we He fu the I Blanc F. Joubert confirmed to be asses sor of the First District of Louisiana, and also O. S. B. Wall, Justice of the Peace, for the District of Columbia, arc negroes. These, with Wilder, postmaster at Colum bia, South Carolina, make three negro men confirmed as public officers. President Grant has given orders to our naval commander at Havana to see to the protection of American citizens in Cuba, and he has also given orders that will pre vent filibustering bands leaving this coun try for Cuba. President Géant „ Vindicated.— Speaking of the President's nepotism, late ly, a lady said: "Many people after get ting up in the world, forget their poor lations, but such a charge cannot be laid at President Grant's door." M> ere re The annexation of Cuba, Canada, St. Domingo, Hayti, and Jamaica, are among the possible occurrences within the next decade. Cuba, like ripe fruit, seems ready to fall into our grasp now. Stoke Bobbed and Rcbned.— A store known as ''The Battery," built upon a pier in Broad Cove, Tilghman's Island, Talbot county, was attacked by a party of dredgers from dredging vessels lying in Black Walnut Harbor, one night last week, and after being robbed of everything it contained, was fired and entirely destroyed. Tho building belonged to Captain Robert L. Kinnamon, of Tilghman's Island, who built it on a pier, several hundred yards from the shore, and stocked it with groce ries and liquors for the purpose of supply ing the numerous vessels that constantly make harbor in the cove. Recently Capt. Kinnamon sold out his stock and rented property to a Philadelphia captain, and latter had just got in store a large stock of provisions and liquors. The pro prietor was absent at the time of the at tack, and of the two clerks, one was on the island, and tho other was soon overpower ed and driven off by the ruffians—glad to escape with his life. There are no means of identifying the ruffians.— St. Michaeli Comet. Mac Wat at Esq. have in the the Elk :— pa bat in inter An attempt was made on Tuesday, night to assassinate Josiah Turner, Jr. editor of the Raleigh (N. C.) Sentinel, but the bul let failed to reach its mark. The would in fled. M Satur-: buy as a _ _ .. — , Ex-Pvesideut Jshran arrived in Nash vtlle on 'fharaday, and received a popular ovation to speak in the Capitff *Mb«teify. is a LOCSlI, AFFAIRS. RbMovals.— D. L. Dunning h out in his handsome new store, Town Hall, a superior stock of Gent's Fur nishing Goods, in addition to his usual Btock of Books, Stationery, Notions, &o. Tho Post Office and AdaniB' Express Office are also it the same room. G. W. W. Naudain has removed his Store to No. 8. Town Hall, and the Bank has removed to No. 1. Town Hall. J. J. Vandcrford, Dentist, has removed to the corner of Main and Scott streets, lately,occupied by D. L. Dunning. David McKeo has removed his Provi sion and Feed Store to the room lately cupied by the Bank. Tlios. Murray has removed his Wine and Liquor Store to Wood street opposite the Depot, and J. B. Feuuimorc & Co. have removed their llardwaro Store and Lumber Yard Office Half a square north of Jheir late location. Messrs. Amos & Bidcr will return to Middletown, a week hence, and give other exhibition with their Velocipedes in the Towu Hall. Master Willie will also bo on hand to exhibit his skill in the man agement of these implements. lie rides with much ease, guiding his velocipede to tho right or left, at will, and rides sitting or standing, and sometimes upon the shoul ders of one of the proprietors. They offer the prize of a silver goblet to the best ri der in Middletown on their return, and no doubt the competition will be very spiri ted. oned o. il. 3 oe Mr. John T. Ilayes has commenced to build a store house, 19 by 18 feet, two stories high, adjoining his residence next door to the National Hotel, which he will occupy as a Tobacco and Segar store. M. John Morrison, builder. Mr. Mor rison is also building a house on Wood street, for Thomas Murray, 18 by 20 foot 2j stories, to ho occupied as a public house. John Beitz, a German living within throe miles of Smyrna, while hauling a log to the saw mill in that town, on Tuesday, fell in front of tho wheel, which passed over his head, crushing it, producing in stant death. We stated last week that the annual tal of the Town Hall, exclusive of the Auditorium and Library, should have been $1425. building will pay about $2000 per Twenty-two new scholars attended the Middletown Academy at the opening of the Spring Term on Monday, making the whole number of pupils now under tuition in that Institution, sixty-six. The North East Building Loan Asso ciation, of Cecil county, sold its funds at its last meeting, at a premium of 43 per cent. Can such a premium be profitably paid for the use of money anywhere ? Peter Jackson, for many years a school teacher in Delaware and Maryland, died on Sunday the 28th lilt, at Chesapeake City, Md. aged 77. The Convention of the Protestant Epis copal Church for the diocese of Delaware, meets at Delaware City on Wednesday the 2d of June. The Odessa Building nnd Loan Associa tion funds sold on Wednesday night at from 32 to 35.1 per cent, premium. is I was $1250. It We think the annum. of it. by re at Engineer '« Office, Kent Co. Rail Road, Cukbtertown, Md. April G, 18G9 Editor Middletown Transcript.— Dear Sir :— I notice in your paper of the 3d inst. that you say, that the article which you published in the issue of the 20th ultimo, iu reference to a part of the Kent County R. R. being contracted for by J. Mahoney, "was authorized by a director and through him, the engineer of the road." I em phatically deny giving or sending any such in formation. It is very singular that a director present at a meeting of the Board, and partici pating in the proceedings thereof, should get his information from the Engineer, who is neither a member of the Board or necessarily present at its deliberation. Had I been consulted as to pub lishing any thing relative to the contemplated contract, 1 most assuredly would have refrained from saying anything about prices in detail. You say further, in referring to the same article, "We desire always however to have our state ments correct and reliable, and when they are copied from the minutes of proceedings we k not who has the authority to pronounce them in correct and premature. This is an intimation that 1 furnished you through a director copies of the minutes of proceedings of the Board, this I also deny. * As to the truth of the announcement only necessary to say contract had been entered into at the And as to the details being " incorrect" it is not necessary to add more than to say, that any man who would contract to haul dirt "one mile for 28 cents per cubic yard and 33 cents for nil distances over one mile," might be consid ered a fit subject for an insane asylum. You will do me the justice to publish the above in your next issue, Yours, &c. J. B. Wingate, Eng'r K. C. H. R. our the get laid being "premature" it i that : time. re St. next This is no intimation of the sort, Mr. Engineer, hut your own inference. If our language will bear such an inference, wo acquit you of it. The better to un riddle this Kent Railroad would state, that in publishing tho article referred to, we were given to understand that it was a rescript of the proceedings, and that the substance of it, as to the con tract, was corroborated by a conversation between our informant and tho engineer. Our informant may have misunderstood the matter, but he is incapable of misrep resentation. store a of in it who and large pro at the to enigma, we A terrible mining disaster is reported from Nevada. On Wednesday rooming a fire broke out in the Yellow Jacket mine at Gold Hill and soon communicated with the Kentucky aud Crown Point mines. At last accounts the flames were still ra ging and the distress fearful ; the wiveB congrega ted at the entrance of the mines calling for missing husbands and fathers. The num ber known to be dead is stated at thirty six. Eighteen bodies hod been recovered up to last advices. It is uncertain how many persons are in the mines, as tho con fusion is so great that it has been im ble to call the names of those at and children of the miners were night of bul si I Ml, k wor The President yesterday sent in the fol lowing nominations to the Senate for Ma ryland: Hon. John L. Thomas, Collec tor of the Port of Baltimore ; Edington Fi#on, Surveyor, and John L. Chapman, Naval Officer. Senator Sprague turning State*« Evidence. death der, of it some from that phia ing tion is is the heir ly ago any In the and Senator Sprague must be the enfant ter rible of the Senate. It is not very often that he speaks, nor is his oratory of the ohoiccst, but lie has given several very marked illustrations of an ugly tendency to disturb the equanimity of his Radical oolleagues and ruffle the self-complacency, which seems in theso latter days, to bo a distinctive Senatorial attribute, by the ut terance of awkward truths at very inap propriate moments. Sometime ago he presented his views upon the questions of fiuanco and rccoustruction, and demon strated to the satisfaction of all business men, if not to the conviction of Senators, that the misgovernment of the Southern States, tho repression of their industry aud tho obstacles opposed by Congress to the restoration of their prosperity, wore tho real sources of tho existing financial embarrasments and uncertainties. Speak ing from a business point of view, as a manufacturer and capitalist who hail large interests, both at the North and the South, it was not strange that his conclusions startled the politicians and partisans who, to use his own expression, sacrifice the welfare of the people to build up the in terests of party. To this speech, we be lieve, no answer was vouchsafed time ; and fulfillment of its predictions has made reply to it now impossible. During the discussion of last week upon the Tenure-of-Gffiee law another utterance fell from the lips of tho Rhode Island Sen ator, still more decided and startling, be cause of its bold and defiant arraignment of tho legislation of tho country. " In our late war, his at the said Mr. Sparguo, " there was not ono virtuous or high-toned principle animating the contestants. It was nothing but a struggle for placo aud power commenced here in this body, and permeating throughout the country." And referring to tho usurpations of the Senate during the last six years, he added : " So concentrated were its power and influence, that I would rather have stormed a triple line of bayonets or a park of artillery in full play, than to have stood up here and opposed any of the measures of tho majority, hounded aud hunted down.' It is not strange as any one who pretended to do so was that a theme thus touched grew upon his hands. From the beginning of the war, throughout its whole conduct, and thence tracing the course of Congressional legis lation sinoe its termination, he proceeded to point out the utter waut of wise and patriotic statesmanship, the selfish and par tisan influences which have controlled all legislation, tho absence of intelligent gard for the prosperity of the people, and the distinctly indioated disposition to rifice every interest relating to their per manent welfare, to the attainment of mere purposes of party. Wo do not propose to make further quotations from this speech. It possesses the value which belongs to every* utterance of truth ; it is entitled to the respect which is due to honest sentiments bodly express ed ; and it loses none of its effect because no one of thoso whom it lias so severely criticised has attempted to break its force by controverting its positions or denying its conclusions. But its principal value consists in its confessions. Mr. Sprague is a Badical Senator frotf a New England State. Ho belongs to the party which lie condemns. He occupies a seat in the body which he arraigns. Ho is one of that overwhelming majority in tho Congress which he proclaims to bo " entirely defi cient in the qualities which legislation, its secret councils aud caucuses, and has united in the execution of their edicts by the formal enactments of statues to give them force and effect. Testimony like this not be impeached ; and the judgment which thoughtful men have long since formed of the weakness, tyranny and in competency of the party that oppresses and degrades the country, is strengthened and sustained by the deliberate statements it presents. The fact is, what we have been in the habit of designating as American states manship has been for many years a pro tence and delusion. The mere routine of legislation or tho administration of gov ernment according to established rules and precedents, call forth uone of these high qualities which belong to tiie true states man. It is his to deal with the sudden and startling exigencies of government— exigencies which demand the highest wis dom, the purest patriotism, and that scientious appreciation of tho demands of public duty which subordinates every per sonal or party consideration to the general welfare of the people. Tried by such tests, where shall we look for statesman ship at the present day ? Do we find it in a Senate which has devoted ergy to the aggrandizement of its power ? In a House of Keprescntatives which stifles debate, brocks no opposition, and records with hot hasto the secret de crees of an irresponsible caucus ? In an Administration whose efforts are devoted to the distribution of public patronage and the bestowal of partisan rewards? Is it shown in the condition of the so-called constructed States of the South ? Is it to be traced in Virginia, where every legal tribunal is closed, and the ermine stripped from tho shoulders of every judge ? In Tennessee and Arkansas, where the petu lant edict of usurping authority has placed the people under the iron rule of martial law, and harried whole counties with fire and sword ? In North Carolina and Geor gia, where oppressive taxation has ground down every interest, only ta supply the grasping demands of peculating officials ? But why multiply examples ? Iij every relation which Government bears to socie ty, in every duty which it is daily called upon to perform, in every obligation im posed upon it by domestic necessities foreign complications, who will gravely claim for it the guidance and eontrol of wise, dignified, conscientious and respon sible statesmanship.— The Statennan. Public speculation is rife as to tho of the recalcitrant course of Senator Sprague. He has reoeived no new or re cent revelations. Then why did he not speak out before ? He. has bought a win ter residence for himself in Georgia, it is said and.this fact may have contributed in sonic degree to modify his views, of of by of and of sao can secure wise He has been familiar with tko the the in ly con If every en own re a a or si cause s the the ing Item« of New.. George S. Twitchcll, under sentence of death for the murder of Mrs. Hill, in Phil adelphia, has at luBt made a statement to spiritual adviser, the Rev. Mr. Bring hurst, of a most extraordinary nature, lie charges his wife with committing the mur der, and confesses that he was accessory of tho fact. Strange as the statement is, it is corroborated in some degree by tho conduct of Mrs. 'l'witchell, who has for some time past ceased her visits to her hus band, and is said to have expressed n great anxiety that reporters should be excluded from the scene of his execution. It is said that the accused murderess left Philadel phia at an early hour on Saturday morn ing iu anticipation of her husband's con fession . Tho government lias received informa tion from New Orleans that an expedition is about to sail for Cuba to join the insur rectionary array. Tho expedition is under stood to have been organized by General Steadman, who, it will bo remembered, visited Cuba about a month Bince, and it is supposed made all the necessary ar rangements for the lauding of Americau recruits. The Navy Department has sent special instructions to Admiral Hoff to in tercept them. A deck-hand, named Murty, of ono of the steamers about Pittsburg, has fallen heir to half a million dollars. His cousin, named Sullivan, it seems, died in a lone ly room of a large buildiug in St. Louis some two years ago. Murty was this man's cousin and heir, and only some few days ago have the executors been able to obtain any clue to his whereabouts. The thieves of Philadelphia and New York did a good business on Sunday last. In the first named city, they "cracked" the institution at Twelfth and Chestnut streets, and retired with near a million, while in New York they entered a store and made a haul of over one hundred thou sand dollars. his ly of The pressure of the hungry brigade at Washington have compelled the closing up of the free-luueh departments at all the restaurants. A fellow was caught at one of tho lunch tables last week with every pocket about him stuffed with bread and meat. lie was an applicant for a foreign consulship. Two needles, swallowed fifteen years ago by two ladies in Ironton, Ohio, have re cently made their exit within a few days of each other, one coming out at the breast and the other at tho shoulder blade. Both ladies have suffered from consumptive symptoms during the fifteen years. A negro named Cambridge Adams out raged tho persons of three white ladies named respectively Ida Reinhart, Leah Lehman and Lydia Detwilor, in Franklin county, Pa. on Thursday. It was with some difficulty that he was saved from lynch law. Since the Indian di of Sitka, Alaska, n tlty the fur trado been suspended. The Indians are terror-stricken at the des truction of their lodges, and it is thought they will surrender the murderers of tho white men to the military. In Memphis Tuesday, A. J. Wall, while in a fit of insanity, killed his room mate, Newbury Gibson, with a hatchet, seriously wounded George Nelson, and then jumped from a third-story window, killing himself instantly. The St. John's Safety Fund Building in Philadelphia was entered on Sunday, tho safe broken open and from $800,000 to $1,000,000 stolen, of which over $000, 000 was in available funds, greenbacks, etc. There is no clue to the perpetrators of tko big bond and greenback robbery in Philadelphia. A reward of $25,000 is offered for the capture of the burglars and the recovery of the funds. The New Jersey Legislature has ad journed. The bill submitting the suffrage amendment to the people, which passed the Senate, failed in tiie House, not hav ing been taken up in time for action. Senor Lomus, the Envoy for the Cuban Provisional Government, says that the rev olutionists have twenty-five thousand under arms, and would have many more if able to provide arms for them. Ex-King Fernando, of Portugal, is now spoken of as a candidate for the throne of Spain. His claims will be supported by a majority of the members of the Constitu tional Cortes. It is said that Fernando of Portugal will positively decline the Crown of Spain. The average yield of wheat to the in this country, including California, is eleven and a half bushels. In Great Bri tain it is twenty-eight bushels. Ex-Confederate Gen. Lonsgtreet's nom ination as surveyor of the port of New Or leans was confirmed by the Senate on Sat urday in executive session. The contract for carrying the mails be tween Liverpool and New York has final ly been awarded to the Cunard line by the Postoffice Department. Conspiracies against the Government bave been discovered at Naples and An cona, Italy, and many leaders have been arrested. The Spanish Prime Minister of war has asked the Cortes to grant a contingent of 80,000 men for the army of 1869. The Havana Diario says the insurrec tion has been suppressed in the Central Department of Cuba. Work on tho bridge over the East riv er, between New York nnd Brooklyn, will soon be commenced. Ex-President Johnson addressed five thousand persons at Knoxville, Ten nessee, on Saturday. In New York, fashion has decreed that brides shall reside one year with their pa rents. at men over Much of Franco, nearly all of Spain and a larger portion of Italy are entirely desti tute of forests. North Carolina makes more money from her peanut crop than from her cotton crop. Eight persons, lynehed at different times, are buried in one Indiana cemetery. It is feared in Spain that the Carlists will soon attempt a general rising. Another plot to assassinate the Viceroy of Egypt has been discovered. Impeacher Ashley, of Ohio, has beeD appointed Governor of Montana. The health of Mr. Alexander H. Ste phens is improving. A thunder storm with mow prevailed in New York Wednesday. Prize Fijiit Between Women.—Mas s achusktts Moralitv. —A bona fide prize fight, accorling to the rules of the ring, except that hair pulling and biting were allowed, took place between two women in Soniersville, Mass, at an early hour on Monday nioruing. The contestants, in their appea|ance in the ring, were clad in the conventional costume of gaiters, stock ings and diawers wearing nothing else to speak of beyond waterfalls and curls. At the very first round, ono of them named Sarah Chapman, became frightened, and jumped out of the ring, but her backers immediately drove her in again, and she eventually won the fight at the twenty-first found. Her opponent, Mollie Jones, hav ing been severely punished, begged her seconds, in God's name, to take her away, and so the fight and money, fifty dollars, was awarded to Sarah. Sad Condition or Trade in England. —The English journals speak of the man ufacturing trade, especially cotton,as great ly depressed. In Scotland muslin weav ing is extremely dull, and thousands arc out of employment. The Liverpool Post of the 2'2d ultimo soys that on the previous Saturday, |n ono district alone, 4,271 per sons, 970 nf whom were able-bodied work men, received parochial relief. Gloomy and distressing accounts of the homes of the operatives are given by those in tiie habit of visiting, and the prospect is in ne respect reassuring. Where men, by asso ciation and otherwise, can manage to raise the means] they lmvo determined to emi grate to this country; and one of the Man chester papers favors this movement. DIED. At Cnlvcrton, Baltimore county, on April 6th, Jasper N. Slack, formerly of Delaware, i 28tn year of his age. TIIE MARKETS, MIDDLETOWN MARKET. CORRECTED WEEKLY DY A. T. BRADLEY. $1 60®t 75 Wheat, Red, prime Corn yellow,. " white."... 78 75 Oats.. Timothy Seed Clover Seea.. Egg».. .40045 .4 50 .10 75 .20 its doz 45050 cts. tt* lb 17018 " " 18(a) 19 " " 160 18 " " 20021 " " 20Um22 " " 13015 " " 20022 " " Butter.. Chickens ( Dressed ) Ducks.1..". Geese. Turkeys . Lard. Hogs.. Beef. Hams. Sides. Shoulders Potatoes.. 8S " :: ..18@19 " « 75© 95*gl bushel ; i • 20 PHILADELPHIA. Prime red vlieat. Corn, new yellow. Oats. J. Cioversecd... Timothy. .$1 G0©1 65 .88©90 73@73 .$10 00 .$3 62 W1I.UIXUTON. Wheat red. Corn, New. Outs.. Flour.. ....$1 60©1 65 88 73 $8 00@12 00 SPECIAL NOTICES. INGRAM Je GIBSON'S PRICE CURRENT. 20cts. %f?s Butter Chickens, dressed 17. Ducks Turkics Geese 20cts. Lard 4ü. iilogs 10 . Hogs, alive Potatoes, round 0 i.i 19. leathers 20 . I* 5. j Honey 20 . Beans The above prices duce delivered in e $ 2 . 00 . 'ill lie paid in cash for pro good order; nod ne wish to say that wc keep constantly on hand a good as sortment of Groceries and Provisions which we will sell reasonably for cash, at the Corner of Broad and Anderson Streets, Middletown. Del INGRAM A GIBSON. March 20—tf T ake notice.—ah the turcs <jif themselves at once ut HORNING'S PHOTOGRAPH GAL LERY, nsh|c expects to Icuveuluut tiie lstofMny. April sJ-lm. • ,'iio want Pir finiiiiies should call DEAFNESS, BLINDNESS, and CATARRH treated M. D. ! ith the utmost success, by J. Isaacs, d Professor of Disease of the Eye and Ear, in the Medical College of Pennsylvania, 12 years experience, (formerly of Leyden, Holland,) No. 805 Arch Street, Phila. Testimonials can lie seen at his office. The medical faculty arc in vited to accompany their patients, secrets in jiis j without pain. No charge for examination. he hag no cs inserted •tier. Artificial FINE BEADY MADE CLOTHING. 228 MARKET STREET, 2nd Door below THIRD WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. UJAHE LARGEST ASSORTMENT OF Beady Made Clothing in Delaware, Our Own hake, now on hand, and will he sold at less tliau Philadelphia Prices. All our Clothing is made in Superior manner by PRACTICAL TAILORS. Tlic Proprietor having an experience of over thirty yea* in this Busiucss, will guarantee satis faction to ifoy purchaser. A full line of FINE CLOTHS, CASSIMERES, and VESTINGS, Constantly on hand for ORDER WORK, w^iich will be made In LATEST STYLE AND BEST MANNER, At No. 228 Market Street, ^®' The Oldest Established Clothing Emporium in Delaware. Edward Moore. Hm Marche—ly $26 REWARD. S TOLEN on Thursday night, 8th inst, from the subscriber, on the road leading from Middle town to Smyrna, about three miles from Middle town, A SORREL MARE, about 15 hands high, with a white spot in her forehead ; thrush in her nmd feet ; limbs arc slender. Any one returning her to me Will receive tho above reward. April 1(J. 18 69—It, liENJ. R. GILL. CONVEYANCING. D EEDS! Bonds, Mortgages, and other Instru ment^ correctly drawn by AG COY March 2T—3mos. 7 U ' Dataware AOklrr. The Peninsular Railroad. —The mor in some of the Peninsular papers that the express train between Wilmington and Crisficld was soon to commence running again on the Delaware Railroad is incor rect. It is, however, probable that as the fruit and truck season opens increased freight accommodations will be afforded, and that the steamboat between Crisfield and Norfolk will make daily instead of tri weekly trips. F'or ourselves we do not expect to through express trains put upon the Dela nwnre Railroad again until the road is ex rnore ru tended to Cherrystone, but some, sanguine, cxpoct that one express will commence running as soon as business at tho South somewhat revives.— Wil. Com. Largo quantities of cranberry planta have been planted in the swamp section of this county during the past few years. W. W. Dulaney, Esq. lias the largest and most prosperous beds in the county. The cost of plants and preparation of soil about $350 per aero, ey to be made in the culluro of cranberries on this soil thero can be no doubt. The fruit is in great dcniaud nnd sells at paying prices ; it is very prolific, nnd not as per ishable as other small fruits .—Suttex Journal. was That there is mon Lioutenant James Lewis has been nom inated to tho Senate for Postmaster at Wilmington, and Dr. W. D. Noleu for Collector of tho Port. General Daniil Woodall, of Kent couuty, has been nomi nated for U. S. Assessor of Internal Rev enue; and Dr. John S. Prcttyman, of Mil ford, Collector of Internal Revenue. Ninety thousand acres of college land script, donated to tho State of Delaware, by the National Government under the Agricultural College Act, was sold on the 2nd instant, at public uuction, at Dover, to G. T. Lewis of Cleveland, Ohio.for $80, 000 . V According to the Washington Blue Book Delaware has twenty-two office hold ers in that city. An insane man named Garcy, near St. Paul, Minnesota, killed his wife and four children on Tuesday. He was arrested. LOOK AT THIS. LOOK AT THIS. S. R. STEPHENS & Co's. NEW WHOLESALE & RETAIL STORE. GOODS at PHILADELPHIA PRICES. H AVING Just returned from the city with a large and splendid assortment of SPRING GOODS, FROM AUCTION AND FIRST HANDS, ItOUCPT AT TI1ELO WEST CASH PRICES Comprising in part a largo stock of CARPETS, CLOTHS, CASSIMERES, DRESS GOODS, NOTIONS, CLOTHING, &o. Also CANNED FRUITS, PICKLES, Ami all Goods usually kept in a First C1h ta Country Store, which we are prepared to sell very low for Cash, or Country Produce. JtW" Buyers would do well to give ns a call. SAML. R. STEPHENS & Co. Middletown, Dee. April 10—ly I AVI I / H ' CL £ MC*r PME A " ^ rpiIE PHIFER "SKELETON" WHEEL GANG -L PLOW AND CULTIVATOR, for Corn, Cot ton and Potatoes, for the season of 1869, is con f fl r " ct , ed "? de . r an patent, (June 16, 1888.) The four cast iron hungers of the former patents arc substituted by a single wrought iron sbutt. The draught is directly from tho beams of the plows, and consequently no neck draught on the horses. It is much more simple and efficient than our previous manufacture. The "PHIFER PLOW" was awarded— The Gold Medal at the Utica International Plow Trial, September, 18G7. The Silver Medal, (highest award) at the Ma ryland Institute, October, 1867. The First Premium at the Mechanics' and Ag ricultural Association, Now Orleans, La after the severest tests and^most determined* sitien, January, 1868. ..JOT F ° r agencies and single machines, address the Manufacturers and Proprietors. A. L. BREARLY A CO, Eureka Agricultural Works, Office No. 117 Perry Bt. Trenton, N. J. April 10—3m upp<£ ENGEL, R0THERMEL & CO. SHIPPEBS AND DEALERS IN COAL Schuylkill Navigation Wharves, Wiiitf mill Island , Delaware Hirer, eite Lombard Street, PHILADELPHIA, oppoi OFFICES, 108 Walnut St. 308 8. Del. Avenue. OAL supplied in vessels, in large quantities, or lots to suit purchasers. April 10, 1869—9m c or small SWEET POTATOES ON SALE AT INGRAM & GIBSON'S By the Ilushçi pr Barrel. April 10—tf. _ FOR SALE. T HE subscriber has for sale, at McDonough. Del. 250 Bushels of Peachblow, Cnscoesand Goodrich Potatoes. Z. A. POOL. April 10—31*