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are of a SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 34, 1868. Usury. —Public opinion seems to have grown lax upon this subject, as upen most subjects touching moral rectitude. The fashion now is to get money ; no matter how you get It, so you do not come within the purview of the law ; and ho who gets the most of it is tho best fellow. Laws against usury have becu denounced, and money has been regarded as a commodity, worth whatever it will bring in the market. Men of convenient consciences, who would be offended at the slightest imputation of dishonesty, scruple not to take ten, fifteen, twenty, or even twenty-five per cent, from borrowers. Human laws against this practice are based upon divine law, and whatever false notions men may entertain upon this subject, those notions will not change that law, nor absolve them from the penalties of its infraction. During the late session of tho Legislature efforts were made for the abrogation of the existing usury law,and that body was plied with ear nest arguments to induce it to comply with the request; but they foiled of their purpose, and the law was not changed. We give the Legislature due credit for its course. Something is due to the poor as well as to the rich. Capital gives to its possessor power and influence, and the moneyed tnan is able, by virtue of his wealth, to take care of himself. Men's necessities some times drive them to offer usurious interest—a per centage ruinous to themselves and hurtful to their creditors. The law, which is founded in wisdom, steps in, at this point, not only for the protection of the individual who is driven into such finan cial straits, but of all that portion of the community connected with him in business relations. It is in accordance, therefore, with the fitness of things, that the great moral code given for man's government, should forbid the taking of usury. In that code, of higher authority than human law, we find the following : If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usu rer, neither shalt thou lay upou him usury.— Ex odus, 22, 23. If thy brother or a stranger be waxen poor, take thou no usury of him or increase; thou shalt not give him tuy money upon usury.— Le viticus. 25—36, 37. The States and the Fifteenth Amend By the means of tacking on of MENT. the requirement to the Virginia , Mississ who at the end ger the the can dy A tor to ippi and Texas reconstruction act, that those States shall adopt the fifteenth amendment to the constitution, it is cal eulated that that amendment will become article of the fundamental law by the spring of 1870. Counting these three States, without Ohio, Indiana and Geor gia, twenty-nine States, it is believed, will ratify that article, one more than is ne cessary. So for, twenty-one States have adopted the amendment, viz : Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Ar kansas, Louisiana aud Kansas. The ra tifications of Kansas and Missouri, how known to be informal. Four an ever, are States, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecti cut and New Hampshire, it is believed, will ratify the amendment during the present year. Georgia and Indiana are both doubtful—it having been defeated once in the former State, in part by re publican votes, and the democrats, in the Legislature of the latter, refusing to re main in their seats whenever it is called Viruima News. —Persons desiring to , be kept posted on the State and Local News j up, thus preventing the presence of a con stitutional quorum.— Balt. Sun. of Virginia, and the extensive sales of Heal Estate, now going on in that section—the Piedmont Region—will do well to sub scribe to the Virginia Sentinel, publish cJ weekly, at Warrenton, Va. Subscrip tion—$200 per annum in advance. Spe cimen copies sent free of postage on appli cation. Liberal terms to advertisers. Cannon & Mead, Publishers. Appointments. —The President on Sa turday, nominated General A. T. A. Tor bert, of this State, tobe Minister Resident at San Salvador. San Salvador Is a city with about 30,000 inhabitants, capitol of the State of Salvador, one of the smallest Central American Republics. JI. R. Torbert, Esq. of Elkton, has fooen appointed Deputy Surveyor of the port at Baltimore. Monday next will be celebrated as the ,aemi-ee*teuuUi annirerary of the estab lishment of Odd Fellowship in the United States. A grand display will take place in Philadelphia, also in Wilmington. •The Comptroller of the currency his is sued an order to all the National Banka, ealling for their reports, to be immediately forwarded, showing their condition at the eloae of business on tbe 17th instant. The Statesman, the Baltimore literary and critical .weekly la to be obaoged in form nnd enlarged in ai*e. Tbe price is to be (reduced to $2,50 par »nnutp. The Middletown Academy.— There tico of the tho viz of local arraiRs. are 7'2 pupils in the Middletown Academy and four teachers, two ladies and two gen tlemen. This is destined to become one of the most flourishing institutions of lear ning in the State. Professors Hicks and Wood arc not only faithful preceptors, but enthusiastic in ther profession. They labor diligently and incessantly for the advancement of those committed to their charge. Such zeal in the cause of edu cation will not foil of its reward. We say to our friends at a distance that they cannot do better than to send their child ren to the Middletown Academy. Strict order and decorum, and diligent attention to study, are the leading characteristics of this institution. A pleasing courtesy between tutors and pupils is maintained, a desideratim sadly nog schools. Discipline is th is time by lected in some us made easy, and order insured. A polite deportment, so thoroughly inculcated in school, is ta ken into society, and the pupil is easily transformed into the polished lady and w gentleman. A thorough education com prehends not only the improvement of the mind, but the manners, the morals, and the proper development of the physical organism. It is ouly when proper atten tion is given to all these subjects that our children are thoroughly educated. e a Municipal Affairs. —The affairs of our corporation seem to be considerably muddled or obfuscated. At the late elec tion for commissioners there was a tie be tween two of the candidates, and as the charter requires tho election of five, throe of them freeholders, the four who were elected seem to have some doubts about their being a legal board, and have not organized. The town is thus left without corporate authorities ; no tax will be lev ied or collected, and no improvements will be carried forward during the current Î r ear. When the moon withdraws her ight no lamps aro lit, and the town is left in darkness ; no paving will be done, nor will any attention bo paid to keeping the streets in order. A town meeting was called to cure the evil by amending the charter ; but it resulted in a free fight be tween property-holders nnd non-property holders, who went before the Legislature with autagonistic propositions, and the result was, nothing was done. The town charter remains as it was, and our muni cipal ufairs remain in stain quo ante bel lum. This is really too bad, and we think it is incumbent upon the officers elect to take some steps to relieve our af fairs from this awkward aud unpleasant muddle. Remarkable Meteor. —On Wednesday night 14th inst. between 11 and 12 o'clock, a very remarkable meteor sbot across the heavens, from east to west. It seemed to be of immense proportions, many times larger than they usually are, and emitted a rushing sound in its passage through the air, and light sufficient to read the small est priut. It moved slowly, and finally burst into many fragments of vari-colored light. Some gentlemen of this vicinity of who were upon the road in their carriages at the time, had their horses so much frightened at the strange appearance that the animals crouched almost to the ground. laying of the rails between Towns end aud Massey's commenced on Tuesday week, and is progressing at the rate of about a quarter of a mile per day. A lar ger force will be set to work shortly, when the work will progress more rapidly. The contractor is prepared to lay the track ou the Queen Anne road as soon as the rails can be brought over the branch road, rail road communication should therefore be complete between Philadelphia and Sud lersville by the time tho peach crop is rea dy for market. Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.— A letter to the Baltimore Sun, says :— Through the kindness of the polite collec tor of tolls, Mr. Jos. T. Hedrick, I learn that the canal has been doing a larger bus iness than for some years, and is expected to transport treble the quantity of coal that has ever heretofore been transported. Tbe Cbesapeake bay trade of the canal is very large, particularly the oyster trade, the tonuage of oyster vessels some seasons reaching as high as 28,000 tons. The with near Mare, ises the the titled The It 45) the are ter at or ton by proposed Rail Road Meeting at on Tuesday the 13th inst. did not Elktou, take place. A number of people from a distance were present, to participate in the meeting, hut there was no ono present to take the initiative aud organize it, so the , meetiug foiled. Books of subscription, j however, will bo put iu the hands of active canvassers, who will afford the friends of tho enterprise an opportunity to subscribe to the capital stock of tbe proposed road. The corporators under the charter for a new Bail Road to run from Warwick via Middletown and Odessa, to Port Penn, on the Delaware river, have until 1872 to arrange the preliminaries for the proposed improvement. The New Castle and Frcnchtown monopoly will expire at that period, when it is the intention to take active measures to put the road in opera tion. to of the the The new Methodist Protestant Taberna cle, at Cecilton, Md. will be dedicated on Sunday the 2d of May, at 10 o'clock, A. M. It lev. L. W. Bates, D. D. of George town, D. C. and Rev. J. T. Murray, of Chestertown, have been invited und are expected to be present. Tbe public respectfully invited to attend New Spring Goods.— -Our merchants have stocked their shelves aud counters with a supply of choice Spring Goods, and are prepared to sell to their customers upon the most liberal terms, oar advertising columns, if you would know where to spend your money to ad vantage. Frank Lynoh, son of Amos Lynch, Esq. of this vicinity, left here on Wednesday last, for Indiana. Jacob Foster left here on the same day for California, hut will spend some weeks in Philadelphia and New York before departing for San Fran cisco. The Wilmin project to buil y's a "foolish scheme," and says:— believe a railroad from Elkton to Delaware Junction can be built, and is not altogether impracticable." are Look into is the Commercial calls the railroad from Elkton to ngton dan be "We Delaware College. —Pursuant to no a large number of the former students Delaware College and Newark Academy assembled in tho Oratory of the College on Saturday last. Dr. Thomas R. Blandy, the oldest graduate present, was called to tho Chair, and Win. Reynolds and A. A. Curtis appointed Secretaries, Prof. E. D. Porter stated tho object of the meeting, viz : the preliminary the students of 1) steps for a reunion cluwarc College and Newark Academy, at some convenient time this summer. Tho following resolutions were adopted by tho meeting : That the most appropriate time for holding the Union will be Friday, June 25th, 186!), that day being tho date of the ccntenniar anniversary of Newark Academy. That all persons feeling an interest in the re opening of Delaware College arc invited to meet with the students at their reunion. That the address of students should be for warded to the permanent secretary-, Wm. Rey nolds, Newark, Del. by any person who may be able to furnish them. April has been remarkable for its high w inds and cool temperature. A heavy gale prevailed on Monday and Tuesday last. On Tuesday night the large barn of Lewis T. Roberts, Esq. near Bohemia Mills, Cecil county, was blown down, gome sheds for sheep were also blown down, and one sheep was crippled. Sev e ral cows, haltered in the barn, and the horses in the stable, singularly escaped with only a few slight bruises. Two cher ry trees in the yard of Mr. James Pierce, on the adjoining farm, were blown down. Also apple trees and peach trees on the form of Mr. Roberts. Among the novelties in Middletown was a Calico Ball, on Thursday night, ladies were dressed in calico dresses, white aprons, and cotton gloves, and the gentle men wore calico collars, cuffs, and neck ties, cotton gloves, and used calico hand kerchiefs. The occasion was one of much social enjoyment. The ball was held in a newly-built house, and a short time before it commenced some religious persons as sembled in the building and engaged in singing and prayer, thus illustrating Solo mon's asseveration of "a time to sing aud a time to dance." The wheat is looking well throughout this region. A gentleman of this town, who recently passed through the Upper part of Kent county, Md. says that the wheat looks remarkably well in all that part of the county. But the best field he saw was that of Dr. Thomas A. Jacobs, between Head of Sassafras and Galena, which was far in advance of all the others. The Two negro men attempted to abduct and outrage a white girl 011 Sunday night, about a mile from Wilmington (near Ri sing Sun.) They bad her tied, band and foot, and were taking her to a wagon wbeti a white man came upon them and they The names of tbe parties are not fled. giveu. On Wednesday we are to have the Ve locipedes again. Mr. Ryder will perform his remarkable feat of unscrewing the handle of bis Velocipede while in rapid and bis the the and one loft ed bis motion, guiding tbe machine with bis feet, with Master Willie upon bis shoulders. Mr. John II. R. Boone, who resides near Blackbird, Delaware, bad a black Mare, four years old, stolen from his prem ises on Monday night last. lie offers $20 reward for the recovery of tbe Marc and the apprehension of the thief. We learn that no steps will he taken to organize the new bank, under the charter granted by the late Legislature, until after harvest, when steps will be taken to bring the new institution into existence. It is en titled the I'eaeh Growers' Bank. The Smyrna Building and Loan Asso ciation has made its second annual report. l, It has 762 shares and 118 members. The he highest premium paid during the year was 45) per cent, and the lowest 25). The case of Goldsborough, indicted for the murder of Marsh last fall, has been ostponed until tbe October term of tbe ussex County Court. Alfred Short, Kllendalc, Sussex county thinks the peaches in his neighborhood are not seriously injured, aud ho looks forward to a good crop. Shad, said to be of a larger size and bet ter flavor than those caught in the Dela ware river, arc being caught in quantities at Smyrna Landing. $1000. Persons wanting Vendue Notes or other good Paper Cashed, may address Thomas Robeson, Brandywine, (Wilming ton P. O.) Del. Signor Blitz is expected to delight our citizcus on Monday and Tuesday evenings, by his feats of legerdemain. to Activity at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. —There is great activity at the Brooklyn Navy-yard, and things gener ally there bavo the appearance as if we were shortly to have a new war on our hands. Quite a number of vessels have suddenly been ordered to be got ready, and the employes of the yard have known no snch busy time since the close of tbe rebellion. It is said that similar orders to get everything ready for sea have been sent to Charlestown aud Portsmouth. of to not There are 42,000 offices, great and small, in the gift of the government. For each of these offices, a Washington corres pondent estimates there arc ten applicants. This presents a noble army of 420,000 of fiec-bcggars. The President has sent to the Senate since the 4th of March over eleven hundred nominations. The Government is having the Wash ington mansion, at Mount Vernon, re pared. What has become of the Mount Vernon Association? The Paraguayan barbarities, as well as the Washburn trouble with the Lopes Gov ernment, are under official ooneideration at Washington. Livingstone, the Afrisan traveller, is re ported to be on his return to England,'via Cairo, Egypt. the to Summary of New«. The feeling in Europe is not satisfactory for peace. The French Senate have as sented to the suggestions of Marshall Neil and determined that the peace polioy of France shall bo an army ready for imme diate war. Prussia is busily strengthen ing her fortifications, as Bhe must do in the exercise of common prudence, when a million of the best soldiers in Europe are within a few days march of her frontiers, and when nothing delays the most fright ful war, but the uncertain will of an un scrupulous man. The Commission to set tle the pretensions of France to the con trol of the Railroads into Belgium will he watched by Prussia with great interest. It is impossible for that nation to permit France to make unresisted acquisition of so important an adjunct to war upon the Rhine. Perhaps this Railway affair is to be the occasion of tho conflict which can eign box not for ry, a not be long delayed. In Spain the Cortes is yet at work upon the Constitution, and an Emperor is as difficult to find as ever. Tho expression of sympathy for the Cuban insurrection, by our House of Representatives, has caused a good deal of feeling in Madrid. The Spanish naval commanders in the West India seas, are likely to prove the most dangerous enemy that Spain has in that part of the world. We learn that in addition to insults already offered to our flag, some nien-of-war followed a vessel into Bermuda and searched her in a Brit ish port, and, moreover, actually landed is a party and scoured the island for Cuban of refugees. The British Admiral will prob ably give tbe Spanish gun boats a lesson in national law. A Lady Murdered by Her Lover.— The steamer Richmond, which passed up from New Orleans yesterday, learned at Grand Gulf the particulars of one of those tragedies of passion that appear more like romance than reality. In the country, some distance from Grand Gulf, reside two respectable families, those of Cushing and Andrews. Miss Andrews was a lovely girl of seventeen, well accomplished and of unusually fascinating manners. Mr. Cushing's son, a youth of twenty, lmd been attached to her from their early child hood, and as he grew older his affection became an ardent, absorbing passion. A short time ago he made a formal offer of his hand, when, to his intense disappoint ment and mortification, his offer was firm ly though courteously refused. He brood ed over his ill-rewarded passion and be came a prey to jealousy and at length left the neighborhood, vowing madly that he would come back and take his revenge. On Sunday last he returned and riding up to Mr. Andrews' house he begged to see Miss Andrews at the door without alight ing. She came out, when he suddenly produced a pistol, fired, shooting her through the body and she fell on her face and died without a struggle The infatu ated murderer rode frantically away, but Miss Andrews' brother, breathing fury to ward the murderer of bis sister, sprang on a horse and followed. He came up with Cusbiug as the latter was crossing a creek and fired at him. Cushing jumped from bis horse and took shelter in the bush. Andrews, not to be at a disadvantage, did the same. A parley ensued, and tho two for young men agreed to fight according to the code—to leave the cover, fire, advance and fire, and again advance, firing until one of them should fall. At the first fire Cushing received a mortal wound in the loft shoulder ; but the men continued to near each other and fire until their revol vers were empty. When assistance arriv ed Cushing lay dead, with four bullets in bis body. Andrews bad received three shots in liis breast, lie was able to tell gate, ing but ther Mr. ing but At he to he a l, ow the fight had taken place, after which he also expired.— Memphis Avalanche, April 8. _ # _ Wild Beasts out for a Holiday.— An Elephant attacks a Locomotive, and a Lion the Natives. —A great menagerie opened at Forest the other day. A huge elephant, named Hercules, was chaiued to a stake and having been very insubordi nate for some days, the people were warned not to approach him. Some person, how ever, banded the beast a piece of tobacco, which so enraged him that after disloca ting the man's shoulder with a blow, he broke loose, making tbe crowd scatter for life. A freight tiain was just approaching, and he immediately ran toward it with great speed and met it with such a shock that he broke off his tusks and wub im mediately killed. The engine was de tached from the train and thrown from the track, and the engineer having failed to shut off steam it unfortunately ran into the canvass and smashed the lion's cage, killed the lioness and released the lion. The lion finding himself uninjured nnd at liberty, aud being frightened by the steam and whistle of the eugine, started at full -peed down the Homewood road, roaring terrifically. Meeting Mr. George W. Sheppard he chased, overtook and attacked biin ; but fortunately beyond tearing bis clothes, did him no damage, his attention being drawn off by the approach of Mr. John Smith, on horseback. At the horse the lion rushed, and having thrown it down began devouring it, while the rider esca ped to the woods. While he was devouring Mr. Smith's horse, Mr. James Rich, who was on his way to Forest with a load of chickens, drove up. As soon as he saw him he reared on his hind feet, lashed the ground with his tail and sprang at him. Mr. Rich eluded him by jumping from his wagon, when he mounted and began to tear open the boxes containing the ohick ens and turned them out. He then seemed to loose sight of everything in his efforts to catch them. Some twenty men, well armed, started out in pursuit. It is reported that he killed a freedman in Smith county, near Mr. Thomas Husband's, and that when last heard from he was going down Ocoha. — Brandon ( Miss .) Republican. General Butler asserts that not more than fifteen per cent, of tbe money appro priated for Indians ever reaches them, the remaining 85 per cent, going into the pock ets of the Indian ring. Items ot New«. day with is He A wealthy member of the Philadelphia Union League, recently appointed to a for eign consulate, lias resigned from the League, having been detected stealing a box of cigars. He confessed that he could not help stealing, and paid $500 for the cigars. The affair created a sensation. The party above roferted to is Ferdi nand Cox, recently confirmed as Consul to Leghorn. The new Spanish Constitution provides for a hereditary-monarchy, to be supplied with a King by tho Cortes wheuever a royal line becomes extinct. Trial by ju ry, universal suffrage, free speech and lib erty of the press are guaranteed. A negro was drowned by a catfish in Lake Concordia, opposite Natchez, Miss, a few days since. The negro was trying to haul the catfish out, but the catfish hauled him in, and he was drowned before assist ance could be rendered. The most recent official information from rents, 13th t . . United States civil and naval officers in Cuba, on the adjacent waters, agree in as he little A branch Junta of Cuban sympathizers is to be formed in Philadelphia, as au aux diary to the Junta of New York; and con certs are to be given for tho benefit of their relief fund. serting that the revolutionary movements are diminishing in importance, aud that a compromise may be effected. The Methodist ministers of the New York East Conference are required to preach at least once a year against the use of intoxicating drinks, and, rather awk wardly for some, agaiust the use of tobac 00 . Next August the entire Imperial family of France will celeberate tbe one hun dredth anniversary of tbe birth of tbe great Napoleon in Corsica. The English sparrows let loose in tbe Philadelphia parks disdain the habitations ! designed for them by human hands, and are building for themselves. Four small expeditions from Florida, iu aid of the Cuban insurgents, have been sufely lauded upon the island within the past two weeks. Mr. Peck, of the grain elevator firm of Parker & Peek, New York, is reported to be a defaulter for $100,000. He has gone to Europe. The murder of Benjamin Ayrc, the Georgia Legislator, reported mysteriously shot Monday, was done by a negro for robbing. Mr. \V. L. Valentino was dragged from bis horse near McConucllsville, Pa. and robbed of $450 by highwaymen. A wife murderer named Joseph Messa er was sentenced^ Kochester, N. Y. Mon day to be banged June 4th next. A terriffio hail storm visited Missouri Monday afternoon, and did great damage to vegetation around St. Louis. Tbe New York Evening Express reports the suspension of a large packing and pro vision firm of that city. Flora Stewart, aged 103, Samuel Briggs, nearly 102, and Mary Ilauson, 100, died in New Hampshire last year. Tom Allen and Mike McCool are an nounced in St. Louis to fight withiu two months for $1,000 a side. Miss Cairnes, who recently shot her se ducer, iu Jam ttsvillo, Md. has been lodg ed in jail at Bel Air. J. R. Clay, the colored man nominated for Minister to Liberia, haB declined the appointment. r Hydrophobia. The Wilmington Commercial of Wed nesday says :—Yesterday afternoon a large black dog belonging to John Moore, who resides on a farm near the Concord toll gate, displayed symptoms of rabies, and suddenly rushed at and bit a cow belong ing to Mr. Moore; he sprang at an ox, but that animal raised his head in time to avoid the spring, and assuming a threat ening attitude deterred the dog from fur ther attack. The dog then started towards Mr. Moore, who got out of its way think ing something had infuriated the animal but not at first suspecting hydrophobia. Immediately after this the dog started to wards the city. On his way towards the Brandywine ho bit a dog belonging to a man named Trusty. Beaching Jessup's road he turned towards that part of the city formerly known us Brandywine Vil lage and turned up the Philadelphia road. At the corner of this road and Mill road he caught a dog belonging to a butcher and shook it. Some men were working there putting up a gas lamp, and one of them picked up a heavy stone and struck the mad dog on the he-id. It caused him to loosen his hold and he ran on up the Philadelphia road. At Vandevcr avenue he bit oue or two other dogs, and shortly afterwards met a eow and two young heif ers. lie attacked them and they tried to avoid him but he chased them back and forth across the road until he succeeded in biting each of them. He next turned up Lammot street, and here comes the most horrible part of the affair. Some little children were playing i front of a row of tenement houses there and the dog made for them. He first caught a little boy, six or seven years old, a son of Edward Nugent. He dragged the child off of a porch, to which he had fled for protection, nrçd dragged hiuj out in the road, terribly tearing and lacerating his arm. a he at full he but the Ho next bit a little girl, about six years old, one of a couple of twins, daughters of William Carter. He also hit another lit tle girl, daughter of Dennis Donovan. The dog now turned back to the Philadel phia road and ran rapidly Northward, biting one or two other dogs He was pursued by a crowd of twenty or thirty with guns, etc. and was chaBcd from the time he left the city limits, shortly after 4 o'clock, un til about 6, P. M. when he was killed on the form of Eli Wilson, a short distance above tho city limits. All the dogs known to have been bitten have been killed. The excitement in the Sixth Ward (for merly Brandywine Village) and has not yet abated, while a feeling of the most profound sympathy, with terrible grief of the parents of the unfortunate chil dren is deeply felt, ing thechildreu. his he Mr. his to he near when was intense, Dr. Miller is attend But little, if any, hopes are entertained of the possibility of human aid saving them from the frightful death to which they seem doomed, while the sus pense and horror Of their parents for the next few weeks must be intense. more the At the Rink in Iudianopolis on Thurs day Geo. T. Hudiuui, in the velocipede contest for a silver medal, made one mile, with forty-four turnings, in tho unprece dented time of three minutes and three seconds, with a thirty-six machine. This is tho fastest time ever made in the United States. One of the oldest merchants of Eustvillc, Virginia, Joshua P. Westcoat, was mur dered in his counting room, Thursday uight, by some person unknown, but sup posed to be a negro named Spencer Wright. He has been arrested, and confessed the deed. the of DIKD. ■sidencc of his pa rents, Townsend, Del. John L. Hutchison, in the 13th year of his age. On the 17th instant,' at the After h painful illness of thirteen days lie de parted this life to be with Christ. He was con verted to God in the 15th year of his age, nfter which he lived a consistent member of the 11. E, Church, and a faithful Christian. His end was peace, leaving the brightest testimony to his as sociates, whom he loved and by whom be was beloved, that he was going to live with Jesus, as he said in the last moments of his life, not for a little while but throughout eternity. Del. Tribune please copy. Townsend, April, 1869* THE MARKETS, MIDDLETOWN MARKET. ConilECTED WEEKLY A. T. BRADLEY. ....$) 30(a)I G5 Wheat, Red, prime. Corn yellow,. " white.". 78 75 .40^50 . 4 50 .10 75 .. .20 cts doz .40(a 45 cts. ^ lb .. 17(«,18 " " .18(m 1 9 " " .1 G(«> 18 " " .20(^21 " " .2(K«,22 " " .13@15 " " .20022 " " .20025 " " .20022 " " .18019 " " ... 750 957?* bushel Oats.. Timothy Scud. Clover Seed., Eggs. Mutter. Chickens ( Dressed ) Ducks.". Geese.". Turkeys .". Lard. Hogs. Beef. Hums.. Sides.. Shoulders. Potatoes. ! I'lllI.ADELl'IIIA. .$1 70(nil 75 .83@84 737«) 75 .$8 50 .S'* 25 ,1 wheat., w yellow.. r Oats. Cloverseed Timothy... WO.MISUTON. $1 50(«'.l 60 Wheat red. Corn, New. Oats ......... Flour. ss : $8 00® 12 0» SIMltlAI. NOTICES. SPRING OPENING. M BS. S. M. HATCH would respectfully inform the Ladies of Middletawn and vicinity that c her S pria y and Summer Opening of BONNETS, HATS, 4c. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, the 23th, 3(nil, and* 31st, of April, In the Boom adjacent to her Millinery Store. April 24—It she will In l.NCKAM k GIBSON'S PRICE CURRENT. Eggs Butter Chickens, dressed Ducks " Turkies " Geese " 20cts. Lard 40. j Hugs 17. Hogs, alive 19. Potatoes, round 05. 20. Keathe 15. lloncy 2(»cts. 10 . 13. G5. 20 . $ 2 . 00 . The above prices will he paid in cash for pro duce delivered in good order; and we wish to say that we keep constantly on hand a good as sortment of Groceries and Provisions which we will sell reasonably for cash, at the Corner of Broad und Ander.* Ben ns Streets, Middletown. Del. U. Cheapest Carpets in Philadelphia. WHERBTO BUY THEM. IK) lias not heard of EVANS' CHEAP CARPET STORE ? Where you can buy much lower than at any other establishment, nnd rely upou all goods heilig just us they ure repre sented. This season our stock is unusually large, comprising the latest styles of BHUSKLLS, THREE-PLY, INGRAIN, S^AIR (JARPETS, OIL CLOTHS, MATTINGS, and WINDOW SHADES. Elegant Irish Brussels Carpets, yurd wide, from GO to 75 cents, equal iu appearance to the finest Brussels. w ß&" Don't buy rithont examining our low : guarantee you a great saving. JOHN M. EVANS, No 317 N. Second St. first Carpet Store ubovc ne St. directly opposite Wood St. Philadelphia. April 17—2 ni 08 . prices, us Vi ho want Pic tures of themselves or families should call at once at HORNING'S PHOTOGRAPH GAL LERY, ashe expects to leaveabout the 1st of May. April 3—lm. T ARE NOTICE.—All those DEAFNESS, BLINDNESS, and CATARRH treated with the utmost success, by J. Isaacs, M. D. and Professor of Disease of the Eye and Ear, in the Medical College of Pennsylv years experience, (formerly of Leyden, Holland.) No. 8u5 Arch Street, Phila. Testimonials cun be seen at his office. The medical faculty are in vited to accompany their patients, as he* has no secrets in his practice. Artificial eyes inserted without pain. No charge for examination. ? 12 FINE READY MADE CLOTHING. 228 MARKET STREET, 2nd Door below THIRD WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. rjMIE LARGEST ASSORTMENT OF Ready Made Clothing In Delaware, Our Own Make, now on hand, and will be sold at less than Philadelphia Prices. All our Clothing is made in Superior manner by PRACTICAL TAILORS. The Proprietor having an experience of over thirty years in this Business, will guarantee satis faction tu any purchaser. A full lino of FINE CLOTHS, CASSIMERES, and VESTINGS, Constantly on hand for ORDER WORK, which will be made in the ßS- LATEST STVLE AND BEST MANNER, At No. 228 Market Street, ^SUThe Oldest Established Clothing Emporium in Delaware. Edward Maars. March 6—1 y As Ocean oe Snakes. —A Ship through an Ocean of Snakes .—Th passes c state ment published in Sunday's Times that the steamship Mexico, Captain Pitficld, when on her last trip, off the Tortugas, steamed through a tangled mass of snakca of all sizes, has since become a subject of much eomment. "Snake stories" are pro verbially uncertain, but we are now ena bled nuthoritivcly to declare that this par ticolar one may safely be relied upon. Our original account was incorrect in one particular only. Instead of two hours and u half, as stated, the Mexico was no more than one hour and n half passing through this horrible mass of writhing rep tiles. They were of all sizes, from the diuary green water snake of two feet to monsters—genuine sea serpents—of four length. The largest snakes, when the swell produced by the movement of tho vessel reached thews, would we are informed, partly raise them selves up from the water, as in the atti tude of striking, and dart out their tongue« wickedly at the waves. The greatest interest, as was natural, was manifested by those on board the Mex Disciplinc was for a space forgotten, and captain, office!s, passengers, crew and ship boys stood in common by the sides looking on a sight that, so far ns shown by seu annals, lias never yet been witness ed by those who have gone "down to the sea in ships," which may, possibly, never greet human eyes again. We can think of no valid explanation the subject, unless it be—taking inspiration from the "day"—that the shade of that famous snake destroyer, on the ap proach of his anniversary, has been dering in Florida, and has shown that he has lost none of his old skill, by driving oil' in one mass its myriads of reptiles from the coast. 01 teen to fifteen feet in 1CO. on our own wan Seriously speaking, however, the pr enee of these snakes in waters off the T tugas is a remarkable oeeurrcDec, one that may properly claim the attention of tho scientific. Vine fact at least is proven. That fact is that, under some special re vulsion of the laws ordinarily controlling them, snakes may live in salt water. Af ter this experience, tho existence of the? mysterious "sea serpent" becoeo.es again an "open question." or Potatoes.—Early Rose to the Reait. —The potatoc fever does not abate in tho least. But the origination of the Early Rose has brought out a new variety, called tbe "No 4," which promises to eclipse all others. Sixteen potatoes of this variety have been sold for $825, 12 pounds for $015, one potato brought $50, and was traded for a cow wortli $(>(). in Hubbard ton, Y t. who bought one eye of a "No. 4" potato and raised from it, this season, potatoes that he sold for$ 750, and has three left. Eight were bought by one man for $400. Most prudent people will refuse to l>o humbugged into investing very considera bly ill any of those varieties of potatoes, until the scale of prices is more in accord with the intrinsic value of the esculent'_ until they may he purchased by the bushel and not by the pound. ono A man REPORT of OF THE CITIZENS' NATIONAL BANK OF Middletown, Delaware, April 17th, 1863. ASSKTS. Bills Disconuted. U. R. Bouds to sccnrc Circulation. Judgement Bonds. Due from Banks. Furniture and Fixtures. Current Expenses. Revenue Stumps. Cash on Hand. .$105,712.8$ .80,000.00 . 4,007.2« .7,584.41 .1,094.42 .892.4$ .263.00 .17,328,15 $217,477.5« to LIABILITIES. Capital Stock. Surplus Fund. Discount, Frolit und Loss. National Currency in Circulation. State Bank Notes in Circulation.. Individual Deposits. Due to Bivaks.. $80,000.00 ,...7,759.02 ....4,506.911 0.986.00 ..1,016.00 49,722.51 ..3,487.14 $217,477.5» J. R. HALL. Cashier % April 24—It CAKD. FARMERS who use artificial fertilizers, and DEALERS who supply them, ure desirous of procuring a llioroughly reliable, First Glass Ar ticle. To such our works •MANUFACTURING and cun in no e extend a cordial invitation to visit 111,1 WITNESS THE PROCESS OF 12 WHANN'S RAW BONE SUPER PHOSPHATE. Our aim is to excel in the quality of our fertil izer, and as we have NO SECRETS in our husi ',V oul ? bc glad for CONSUMEES TO ' '»IT US uud sec for themselves what a thor oughly reliable article we make. WALTON, UII4W * April 24—lm MUSS, sold by Wilmington, Del. MILLINERY I Philadelphia, March 10th, 1869. WE leave to inform you that we are pre » Y pared to offer for your inspection, our usu al assortmeqt of MILLINERY GOODS, Consisting pf tho Npwest Shapes in Straw, Silk and Gimp Hats, Bonnets, 4c. Velvets, Silk Goods, Ribbons, Flowers, Feathers, Ruches Crapes, Ulpnds, Braids, Ornaments, 4c. 4c. We shall he happy to wait on you at our store or re rdcr. Prices tow for Cask. II. WARD, Nos. 103, 105 a 107 N. Second St. Philadelphia. over re your Yours, 4c. April 17—3t SEED POTATOES, HARRISON, GOODRICH, ROSE £ J*EAÇffc BLOW POTATOES Fflr salp by April 17—tf E. T. EVANS. 1 00,000 No. 1 OSAGE ORANGE QUICK8, For Sale by SAMUEL II. CRAWFORD, April 17—2w» Near Warwick, Md. SWEET POTATOES ON SALE AT INGRAM & GIBSON'S By the Bushel or Barref. April 10—tf.