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MIDOLETOWM, DBA.. but the SATURDAY MORNINO, MAY I, 1869. Publishing the tews. It is a law maxim, that ignorance of the law u no excuse for crime. The law will acquit bo one on the plea of ignoranco of ita provisions, for its infraction. How im partant ta it, then, that the State should to publish the laws, that all may know what they are. Row shall men become qnainted with the statutes unless they are mado public ? And in what better way can they be mado public than through the medium of the public press? Tbo last Legislature resolved to publish the revenue laws in /our of the newspapers of the State. This was a step in the right direction, as far as it went. But it did not go far enough. All the general laws ought to be published throughout the State, and the local laws in their respective localities. And this publication should bo made in the newspapers, that all might havo the opportunity to read and understand for themselves". Now, if you want to know what the law is, in any given ease, you uinst fee some attorney, with five or ten dollars ; whereas, if the laws were pub lished in your newspapers, you would have • volume of laws, at every succeeding Legislature, and all for the price of your newspaper subscription only. Then the State would exhibit some show of reason in bolding its citizens to be acquainted with its statutes, having published them for their information. This is course pursued in the State of Maryland, and its effect is seen and felt to be an advantage to the people. The law is spread before them, and they may acquaint themselves with it, if they will, without going to an attorney with a V or an X in hand for the desired information. If they have carefully preserved their paper upon file-sticks, as they should, they can turn to it and read for themselves, when ever they desire to know what the law is in any particular case. This arrangement in Maryland was one of the fruits of the editorial convention or ganized in that State, some years ago, which brought the subject to the notice of the Legislature, and urged its passage in the form of a law. And it has proved to he a great public convenience, one that would not willingly be dispensed with. i/c ac It in I Hydrophobia. —The children recently bitten in Wilmington by a rabid dog, have been taken to Philadelphia to test the efit eaey of the Turkish bath, and to save the little sufferers, if possible. The bath is to be administered daily for two weeks. The isiue of these cases is of the deepest inter est, not only to the distressed parents of the children, but to the medical profession, and the public generally. Hitherto there hi* been no spcefiic found for this fearful Malady. If the Turkish bath should prove efficacious it will be the greatest discovery in medical science since Dr. Jeuncr's dis covery of vaccina in 1796. We publish two Bupposod remedies on the fourth page. This Acquisition of Canada. —The question of annexation is mooted in Can ada. A Montreal dispatch of April 20, says : There has been more than one private meeting purpose of changing the form of of late for the vision ent no Mr. the tor purpose of changing the form of f the New Dominion. The ques of late for the government o tion is annexation to the United States or inde pendence. The feeling is growing broader and is more openly discussed. Every day articles and letters appear in the city papers. For ths first time openly a meeting on the subject face to face is advocated. A considerable sensation is created in certain circles by Senator Chandler's speech recommen ding the surrender of the British North Ameri Provincesto the United States in connection with the Alabama claims, and gives another im petus to the anneyatiouists. »Mr. Sumner's Ala bama claims speech is copied iu full both by the English and French papers. Odd Fellows. —This order originated in England in the latter part of the last century. The first lodge in this country was organized April 20, 1819, by Thomas Wildey, in Baltimore. Since then 606, 000 members have been initiated in the United States, and the sum of §20,153, 598 has been expended in relieving the j»ick,burying the dead,educating the orphan assisting widows. The semi-centeni «I anniversary was celebrated on Monday last, in various parts of the country. Titer# bsa been do fight between Sprague, of Rhode Island, and Abbott, of North Carolina, about the "puppy-dog" illustration contained in Sprague's speech, which Abbott applied to himself, and tbreatoned the Rhode Island Senator with castigation. The dog-star hero raged a little, but that was all. Sirius was not serious. Notes passed between them on the 26th, containing mutual retractions and explanations, and the parties kissed and made up. "Let 4« have peaco." the &c. —Jl h of Pbobablk CnANOEs in tub Cabinet.— Rumors from Washington represent that Secretary Borie of the Navy Department will shortly resign, and also Secretary Fish, of tfce State Department. /V It a announced that for tho accommoda tion of disappointed office-seekers, a "swearing train" has been leaving Wash ington daily at 5.40 P. M, Old Democratic Doctrine nevlved. Strange things happen now-a-ilays—iu politics, religion, literaturo, science, art ; China, Nevius useful the ly ese cine ical and by sure this tice go the with but the a ted one at for his of but the strangest thing which has crossed the field of our vision and challenged our wonder and amazement, is the recent springing up of pure and unadulterated ratic truth in New England,—in s, the head and heart of New Eng land. Whether the plant will fructify and increase in thot "stony ground," remains seen. We find the subject thus ad verted to iu the columns of that ablo jour nal, the Baltimore Gazette :— to be unuc i/c ; Reform League, based upon the principles of Trade, lias just been organized at Boston. It nlumbcrs amongst its members some of the most influential men in New England, ltopposesspc cial legislation of every kind. It Announces its belief in the propositions that every man is enti tled to the results of his own labor, to sell at will in the nearest market and buy in the cheapest ; that Government interference with the industrial efforts of the citizen is an infringement of his nut rights ; that reciprocity of trade gives to e-net» nation, under a system of mutual exchange, the greatest results from the least expenditure of toil ; that all raw materials, machinery, fuel and lumber should be admitted duty free ; that such customs duties as it may be necessary to impose, should be levied for revenue exclusively and not for protection; that a currency of real value should take the place of depreciated paper, and finally, that Government appointments should be ma<le on the sole ground of fitness and not as the reward of party services. In New York, the Free Trade League has also set vigorously to work in vindication of these doe tripes. and at the West and Northwest, they already accepted with ardor by the Chicago Tri bune, the Cincinnati Commercial and a host of miijor journals. At Brooklyn, Henry Ward B Kucher has openly repudiated, at a Free Trade inciting, the heresy of a high protective tariff which he has held and maintained so long. The Nejv York Tribune snaps and snarls at the new movement, sedulously avoids the publication of the speeches made, and of the resolutions adopt ed, but no longer charges that the League is in stigated by British gold. All these things point to a change. The cry for reform comes from the Republican ranks. The new converts to this old Democratic doctrine are Republicans—some of them Abolitionists of the deepest dye. They are beginning to discover that a protective tariff works with shocking ine quality ; that it interferes with the rights of la bor!, enriches a few, impoverishes many, breaks down our commerce with foreign nations, and checks domestic industrial enterprises. hese are the lessons which they arc learning rdily, it is true, but not less surely. The f which they no\v complain have been w rought by their ow n party, aud, in no small mesure, by themselves. The enormous public debt which has furnished the excuse for so much reckless legislation, is owing in great part to the policy which they have supported, and the cor ion they have fostered. Now that the bur unou ti c *• .^pieis so great that'they stagger it ; now that they mutter here and there ominous words of discontent, and are demanding 3 e prompt and certain mode of relief; even ton begins to cry out; "We must protect the 5 tax his tools, his fuel, svo tux the process by which he earns his wages. We must promote thejpolicy of non-interference. We must defeat copper tariff bills, Moorhead tariff bills, w'ool and woUlcu tariff bills, and demand of Congress a (fnue tariff bill enacted with the single idea of at the least cost to the eora I I -l evils to icto far laborer. Iu his food, his clothing, obtaining rev muiiity. These arc brave words, and they indicate that, at least, some members of the Republican party siek unto repentance. If they are sincere in theiir good intentions, let them prove their sincer ity by first restoring to the people of the Southern States the rights of which they have been depriv ed. Let them use all legitimate means to rein state them in a prosperous condition. It is iu thul section that all the great staples of commerce —cotton, sugar rice and tobacco—are produced, and! these constitute our main reliance in any sys As for abso to of tern of exchangeable commodities. Iu tel free trade, the enormous public debt has made that an impossibility. Under any circum stances the taxes for revenue alone must be heavy, and] the most that the Reform League can hoi do ils to put a stop to special legislation ami lightening the burthen of taxation prepare the way for a resumption of specie payments, succeeds in doing this, it will have accomplished a good work. by If it Th* Législature. —Tltc following scrap of local history wc clip from the Delaware Republican : The report that the Legislature was atone time ejected from tile State . House at Do ver, by the Sheriff'of Kent county, has led to s)onte inquiry, and we are informed by and one of our citizens that he has the records to Show that the Legislature organized at New Castle in 17(52, and the sessions were held iu that place until 1777, when pro vision was made to meet at Dover, on De cember 10th, 1779. From Dover they adjourned to meet in Wilmington, owing, suppose, to the threatening of our pres ent capitol with British troops. There is no Mention made of any difficulty with the authorities of Kent county. Thursday, April 8th, the Legislature as sembled at Poplar Grove, the residence of President Ctesar Rodney, who being too unwell to leave his bed, formed both Hobses, one up stairs, and one bciow, in Mr. Rodney's room, and after going thrbugh the necessary forms, proceeded to the choice of Delegates to Congress, aud elected John McKincy, John Vinittg, Doc tor Latimer and Thomas Rodney, and at 8 o'clock the members returned to Dover. and New have on all are uel in of • In 1784, of and a not on Directors Appointed. —The Maryland Botird of Public Works have appointed the following gentlemen Directors on be heluilf of the State, iu various railroads &c. in that State : Philadelphia and Baltimore Central Railroad —Jl J. Heck art. Klent County Railroad—David C. Blackiston, Win. Spry, and Wm. P. Francis. Kent and Queen Anne's Railroad—Lemuel Rolicrts, William McKenncy and Charles J. It. Mitchell. Maryland nml Delaware Railroad—Col. Sam'l Hainbleton, William C. Satterfield and Col. Ed ward Lloyd. iiorchester and Delaware Railroad—Edward Gorlin and Judge James A. Stewart. Eastern »Shore Railroad—Win. S. Parsons, Hugh Jackson and Elijah Frccny. Wicomico and Poeomoke Railroad—General , Humphreys, Judge John R. Franklin and Garrettson Gordy. . Knight h the part of a director the State iu the Bohemia Bridge Company. Wm. M ]t was announced, some time ago, that the, Pacific Rail Road would be completed and ready for travel, by this day, the 1st of May. that (ji encrai Hancock is spoken of as the democratic €&udtd?to for President four years hence. Turn to the first page and read the ac count of ope of Delaware's largest manu facturing establishments. a We Esq. this froin tal for the 8, of 10 by of in LOCAL AFFAIRS. Doctor Hepburn. —In his work on China, recently published, the Rev. Mr. Nevius thus speaks of this honored aud useful servant of God.—"Dr. Hepburn, oldest of the Missionaries, has recent completed a large and valuable Japan and English dictionary. He is now constantly employod in practising medi in a mission hospital, teaching a med class, und translating the Bcripturcs, peparing tracts in the Japanese lan guage. A mission school is also taught Mrs. Hepburn." It bus beeu our plea sure recently to make the acquaintance of this faithful laborer, so well known to the friends of missions all over the world. Some thirty years ago be relinquished bis prac tice as a Physician in Norristown, Pa. to to China under the care of the Presby terian Board of For. Missions. After la boring for several years at Singapore aud Shanghai ho removed to Japan, and for the most of the time lias beeu living at Yo kohama, where lie has practised medicine with great success, not only relieving his patients from bodily suffering and disease, but accomplishing a still more valuable work in removing prejudice, in securing the confidence of the people, and in pre paring the way for the more speedy em brace of the gospel of Christ. His dic tionary, referred to above, and which wo have seen, is a wonderful achievement. It is large octavo of some 8t)0 pages, well prin ted and bound, issued from the press at Shanghai, and published at the expense of one of our American merchants residing at Yokohama. Dr. Hepburn lias intermitted his labors for a few months to recruit bis health aud visit friends in bis native land, lie has been spending a few days in our town with his sister Mrs. Blackiston. On last Sab bath evening lie made an exceedingly in teresting address in the Presbyterian Church, giving a simple outline of his la bors in that far-off land, llis description of Japan, its fertility and beauty, its moun tain Foosiyama 14,000 ft. high aud tipped with perpetual suow—the manners aud ac cessibility of the people iu contrast with the proud and unapproachable Chinese— his discouragements and successes—and the brightening prospect for the future— was peculiarly instructing and touching, and the audience longed to bear still far ther on the subject. This brief visit and address of Doctor Hepburn will inspire a deeper interest in hiuisclf, and in the no ble work to which ho has dedicated bis la bors and bis life. Singular Case of Suicide. —On Tues day, at Noxentown mill pond, about three miles from Middletown, an old man na med John Lynn, Sr. aged 78, committed suicide. He was seen by several parties to go'down to the mill pond, and deliber ately take off his hat and coat and hattg them, together with his cane, on a tree near the pond. He then sat down, and the persons watching him supposed, from his actions, he was washing his feet. Af ter sitting for some time, he crawled for ward on ltis hands and knees to the edge of the pond where the water was about 12 feet deep, and plunged in. The per sons who saw him plunge, and who up to that time had no idea of his intending suicide, ran to his assistance. lie was got out of the water in about 20 minutes, but life was extinct. Deceased was quite infirm, his wife recently died and ho was dependent on a son for support. It is supposed that his intellect was somewhat impaired, and that ho was much given to melancholy, brooding on his poverty and the idea that he was a useless burden. The Coroner's jury reudered a verdict of suicide by drowning. Drowned.— Deputy Coroner Benjamin W. Shaffer, of Delaware City, held an inquest on the body of William Slack, an English sailor, who in company with Samuel Booth, ran away from the British ship, " Village Belle," lying at Baltimore. He arrived at Delaware City last week, and was drowned from a boat in the Ches apeake and Delaware canal. the in he in to it The Annual Statement of the receipts and expenditures of the Trustees of the New Castle Common, for the year ending March 25th, 1809, show the receipts to have been §8,112.07, and the expendi tures §8,370.00. The balance in bank on March 25th, 1808, was §1074.91. The present balance is §1410.98. The net profits from share-rent farms for the year amount to §2870.13. The number of acres rented belonging to the town is 1,073. These are occupied by ten tenants, all of whose leases expiro in 1870. names and number of acres of the farms are respectively, Jefferson, 90 acres ; Stockton, 175; Oglethorp, 87; Centre Ilall, 132; Penn, 141; Union, 132; Bayard, 102; Clayton, 101; Model, 110. The Stove and Tin house of Mr. Sam uel Roberts, was burglariously entered on Saturday or Sunday night, by prying open the back window shutter, and break ing the bolt. Nothing was missed from the store, the thief finding he had accom plished a bootless task, as he coaid not well pocket either the stoves or the tin ware. Child Smothered?^— Coroner Pcnder gast held an inquest on a child at Mount Pleasant on Tuesday, which canto to its death by being smothered while sleeping in bed with its parents, it is supposed. One thing which adds to the singularity of the circumstance is, that a child was • similarly smothered in the same family about a year and a lia If ago. Mr. Thomas H. Rothwcll has removed his Stove, Tin" and House Furnishing Es tablishment to the new building recently erected for him on the north side of Main street, two doors west of Cass, where will be found a new and large stock of Tin ware, Stoves, &c. The Stolen Horse Recovered. —Mr. Boone who resides near Blackbird, recovered his stolen horse, a few days since. It was ridden to the farm of Mr. Wm. N. Wil son, and turned loose; the bridle was found in a branch in the neighborhood, where it was thrown by the thief. An onterprising Delaware farmer, who is a most successful fruit-grower, iutends to try his luck, this year, in growing to matoes. Ten acres will be devoted to this crop. Others are also devoting consid erable attention to this crop. New Castle County Alms House. — We have received from lhns. S. Merritt, Esq. oue of the Trustees of the Poor for e( j this county, a pamphlet copy of the State- die ment showing the number, condition, and This expenditures for the Poor of New Castle t| 1L , county, for the year ending Jan. 29,1809, event froin which we glean the following : To tal number of paupers for the year 483 ; ; s births 18 ; deaths 40; discharged 171; low remaining lido ; white Americans 140; die foreigners 114 ; colored 172; eloped 7. Produce of farm §1,989.91. Expenses for the year §2u,148.01. Balance in (j treasurer's hands $4,989. Deaths during j; c the year—White men 9, women Ö, chil- so dren 10,—-total 25; colored men 0, women waa 8, children 12—total 20 -51. Number of paupers in the respective Hundreds— Brandywine 7 ; Wilmington 278 ; Christi ana 25; Mill Creek 15; \\ bite Clay Creek 10 ; New Castle 34 ; lied Lion 19 ; 1 on cader 12 ; St. Georges 30; Appoqumi mink 22. inter There was a spirited contest, on Tliurs- will day evening at the Velocipede lliuk, in the Town Hall, for the prize goblet awarded by Messrs. Ames & Rider, fur the greatest speed. There were 8 eompotors, the judges awarding the goblet to Mr. Richard Price, of this town, who made ten revolutions of the Rink, a distance of a quarter of a mile, in 1.28. Mr. J. II. Enos mado the same time, but crossed the circle twice, whereby he lost six seconds, according to the rule prescribed. This eveninng another Silver Goblet will be given to the person making the fastest time. About twenty persons have entered for tlio contest and it is ex pected to be quite a spirited affair. To-day is the last day of the Velocipede Exhibition. Those who may wish to ride, and those who want to enjoy a good laugh should embrace the opportunity. May-Day. —Among the ancicent Ro mans this month, so celebrated in poesy, was dedicated to old men ; but in later times to- youth and beauty, to Cupid and Flora. To hunt the mystic snail, to gath er Mowers and bind them in rich hoquets and festoons about the may-pole, and to dance around it, hand-in-hand, were among the sports and pastimes that honored the first of May. Going a Maying is all that has descended to us of these good old eus toms of other times, so sweetly sung by Chaucer, Spencer. Milton, and others. The first accident on the Townsend and Massey's Railroad occurred on Tuesday. ^ A train of six cars laden with iron and er 088 tie a proceeded down the road towards the present terminus, and on reaching the down grade, four «cars were detached by the breaking of a coupling pin, and rush ing on to the end of the track, one car was broken up and another damaged. "No body hurt.'* There was a slight fall of hail on Tues day night, in the upper portion of Sassa fras Neck, and around Mount Pleasant, in this couij^y. A hail storm passed over this region on Thursday, shattering off about one-fourth of the peach-buds, it is supposed. It was not over a mile or two in width. a la The but was are ide to was is to of Tun Oldest Inhabitant. —Mrs. Han nah Fincmore, living in Delaware City, is probably the oldest person iu this State. She was born on tbo 14th of April 1759, and is now over 110 years of age. Signor Blitz gave three exhibitions in the Town Hall on Monday and Tuesday, for the benefit of the Presbyterian church, and had full houses each time. Proceeds $400. The white-wash brush has been busily engaged at its work of renovation in Mid dletown, for some days past. Our farmers arc well ahead with their spring work. Nearly all of them will finish planting corn this week. A brass band of fourteen pieces, has been organized at Townsend, under the tuition of Prof. Beggs, of Wilmington. an an with Exclipge of tike Sun. A total eclipse of the sun will occur ott the 7th of next August, aud astronomers in all parts of the country are now making extensive preparation for a thorough and scientific observation of the phenomena ac companying it . Besides being of great in terest to the general observer, it will fur nish data extremely valuable for the ad vancement of tlio astronomical, geographi cal, and physical sciences ; and the fact that it is the ouly total eclipse which will he visible in North America during the present century makes it important that it should be carefully observed. Coast survey parties are now engaged in the determination of the latitudes and longitudes of a number of points in the Western States, which will he occupied as eelipse stations. These points aro all se lected so as to lie within the " line of to tality," which is one hundred and forty miles in breadth, and extends from Alaska to North Carolina. While the eclipse will he visible in all parts of North America, it will be partial at points without this line. II. At Boston the eclipse will occur at about sunset, a very unfavorable time for obser vation. The centre of the line of totality passes through the city of »Springfield, Il linois, and quite near Des Moines City, Iowa; both of these stations, as well as many others, will be occupied by Coast Survey parties. In response to a petition from the Amer ican Academy of Arts and Sciences, Con gress has appropriated five thousand dol lars, and placed it at the disposal of Prof. Coffin, Director of the Nautical Almanac, to be used in defraying the expenses at tendirfg tho organization of a number of parties for the purpose of observing the e.lipse. The duration of the total phase of the eclipäc will vary from three minutes and forty-seven seconds to two minutes and twenty-three seconds, according to the occu geographical position of the station pied. Proceeding westward, the interval be tween the eclipse and sunset increa.es, and nt Springfield. Illinois, it is more than an hour. Observers on the Pacific coast will, therefore, havo a more favorable time for making observations than those eastward. The New Jersey tomato growers antici pate a large crop this year, and it is esti* mated that six millions baskets will be re quired for carrying the crop to New York, jjj g Holiness Pius IX, is busily cngag e( j ; n surveying the preparations mnde for die reception of the Ecumenical Council, This reunion of all the Cathslic Bishops of t| 1L , WO rld is looked upon as the greatest event of the age. No doubt that the dis eiplinc of the church will bo modified ; it ; ; s already rumored that the council will al low Catholic priests to marry, and that die bills on that subject are ready, A report was circulated in Harrisburg, on Friday that white and black cliil (j len would be admitted to the same pub j; c schools. The mere rumor created so nmch excitement that a public denial waa mado by the board of directors of the public schools. A leading Danish newspaper accuses the United States of a want of respect toward Denmark, in the matter of the St. Thomas purchase, and says that should the uego tiationa now fail, Count Raasloff, the Min inter of Foreign Affairs, for that country will be forced to resign, in of and nuin. The Chestertown Transcript says :— to Mrs. Jas. M. Page, near Edesville, has 228 now on her yard a goose known to be sev the enty-five years old, and has been in the that Miller family, of Swan Creek, for 50 years. ™ eus- Colonel Robert Johnson, the second, by but eldest surviving son of ex-President Johnson, died suddenly, on the night of and the 22d of April, at the residence of his ^ a „,f r ' I 1 ? Greenville, Tennessee. and , J1 ><- Chicago river tunnel is now com plctely open aud is largely used. * the by was in over off is two Item* ot New*. Eggs Butter Chickens, Ducks Turkics Geese The duce say sortment will Broad much rely , scritcd. .. a r . On .Sunday five children living near 0IL Gratz, Ky. were poisoned by eating wild carrot. One of them, agod 12 years, died wide, after having about forty hard convulsions. tl,e The remaining four children aro still alive, but in a oritical position. A sad case of fire and loss of life oc curred in Worcester, Massachusetts, Sat urday hight. A servant set fire acciden tally to a young lady's dress, was burned to death, and the liouso and barn adjoining were also consumed. Leonard lluyck, President of the late Merchants' National Bank of Washington city, who was convicted of the larceny of bonds to the amount of $R4,000, was on Friday sentenced to two years in the pen itentiary at Albany. The zinc mines of Sussex County, N. J. are supplying about 25,000 tons of ore a It is manufactured into white oxide w No prices, Vi LERY, T The latter at treated M. Ear, years No. be vited secrets year. and spelter, yielding 7000 tons of the ox ide and 500 tons of metalic zinc, per an Our at All The Alabama Claims. —The British view of the Alabama negotiations, may be gathered from the comments of the London Times. That journal recently said : thirty It is a great thing, to fuel ourselves demons trably in the right. This country has gone to the extreme of concession in the matter of the Alabama claims. It lias agreed to refer every thing except its own honor to the judgement of a mixed commission. IT" lms agreed to give Americans who profess to have been wronged every opportunity to assert ill* ir claims by providing that the commission shall hold its sittings at Washington, lute submission to every demand the Americans may choose to make there is nothing further that could have been concecded. The convent on, iu which all this is stipulated, has been the work ol their own Minister und their own »Secretary of State, President. If they now set it aside our duty will simply be to abstain altogether from further overtures, and let any proposal for a renewal of negotiations proceed from the American Govern As for that downright demand for pay hich our American correspondent dc FINE lut ration and to Except nb Han is 1759, in Mid their pfT nd has received the assent of their ment, ment scribes ns being advocated iu the United States, this country would, of course, know how to treat it; but we have not the smallest belief that President Grant's government contemplates u course of action so unfriendly and ollensive. It is more likely that, assuming the preseut con vention to be set aside, Mr. Motley will be in structed to open negotiations tor another, dif fering somewnat in machinery, but embodying similar principles. Should this be the case, Government will be ready to give the proposals a fair consideration. Should it, on the other I hand, be the desire of the Americans to keep the question still unsettled, the British nation, hav ing fully manifested its good disposition, will not feel bound, however, to initiate fresh nego tiations. In any case, we shall welcome Mr. Motley, not only as an old friend, but an who has the confidence of a really powerful Ex ecutive, and of the most powerful political party will has the At U. ott making Legal Three MARRIED. 'hiladclphia, by the Rev, Jos. »Mason, Mr. John W. Robertsand Miss Mary II. Patterson, both of Delaware City. On the 25th ult. i State Due Due Bills DIED. At Red Lion, on Wednesday last, Captain James Henry, in the 87th year of his age. At New Castle, Del. on Tuesday, April 27th, Charles Randolph Jefferson, iu the 34th year of his age. THE MARKETS, MIDDLETOWN MARKET. swear of CORRECTED WEEKLY DY A. T. BRADLEY. Wheat, Red, prime.. Corn yellow,. " white.". Oats. Timothy Seed. Clover Seed. Eggs. Butter.. Chickens ( Dressed ). Ducks.". Geese.".. Turkeys .". Lard.. Hogs. Beef. Haras. Sides . . Shoulders,.,,,,..,. Potatoes. $1 50(5)1 00 7H 5 40045 .4 50 .10 75 .20 cts ^ doz .37*040 cts. $ lb .. 17018 " " ... 18(«} ID " " ...16018 11 " ... 20@21 " " ... 20 ( a *22 " " ...13015 " " ...20022 " " ...20025 " 11 ...20022 " " ...18019 " " 62^075$ bushel. of PHILADELPHIA. Prime red wheat. , new yellow,,... .$1 C401 75 ...,.,..84086 75077 ..$8 50 ..$4 50 (' Oats..,. Cloversccd...,. Timothy,...,,., WILMINGTON. Wheat red. Corn, New. Oats. Flour. .$1 50@1 CO ... 88 L .$8 00011 7 5 TO LOVERS OF FLOWERS. "A THING OF BEAUTY 18 A JOY FOREVER.' O N MONDAY, MAY the 10th, there will he on Exhibition, and For Sale, in Middletown, a choice collection of Flowers und Bedding Plants, from the Green Houses of Randolph Peters, near Wilmington. Those desiring to add to their collection will May 1. a do well to he on hand early. JOHN A. REYNOLDS, NOTARY PUBLIC JIIDPLETOWN, DEE, May I, 1863, SPECIAL NOTICES. 228 MARKET STREET, 2nd Door below THIRD ™ INGHAM t GIBSON'S PRICE CURRFA'T. 20cts. Lard 40. iHogs I Hogs, ali I Potatoes, round 05. 20. I Panther 15. Honey 200U. Eggs Butter Chickens, dressed 17. Ducks " 19. Turkics Geese 10 . IS. I , 20 . $ 2 . 00 . Real The nliovc prices will lie paid iu casli fur pro duce delivered Iu good order ; aud we wish to say that we keep constantly on linnd n good as sortment of Groceries and Provisions which we will sell reasonably for cash, at the Corner of Broad and Anderson Streets, Middletown, Del. March 20—tf INGRAM * GIBSON. Cheapest Carpets in Philadelphia. WHERE TO BUY THEM. HO has not heard of EVANS' CHEAP CARPET STORE? Where you can buy much lower than at any other establishment, and rely upon all goods being just ns they are repre scritcd. This season our stock is unusually large, comprising the latest styles of BRUSELLS, THREE-PLY, INGRAIN, .STAIR CARPETS, 0IL CLOTHS, MATTINGS, and WINDOW SHADES. Elegant Irish Brussels Carpets, yard wide, from GO to 75 cents, equal in appearance to tl,e fi,iest Brussels. w low .'ithout examining a great saving. JOHN M. EVANS, No 317 N. Second St. first Carpet Store above St. directly opposite Wood St. Philadelphia. April 17—2uios. &Ö" Don't buy prices, ns wc guarantee y Vi ho want Pic • families should cull ARE NOTICE.—All those turcs of themselves •e at HORNING'S PHOTOGRAPH GAL LERY, ns he expects to leave about the 1st of May. April 3—lm. T at DEAFNESS, BLINDNESS, and CATARRH treated with the utmost success, l»y J. Isaacs, M. I), and Professor of Disease of the Eye and Ear, in the Medical College of Pennsylvnni years experience, (formerly of Leyden, Holland,) No. 805 Arch Street, l'hila. Testimonials can be scon at his office. The medical faculty arc in vited to secrets i without pain. 12 •company their patients, as lie has no his practice. Artificial eyes inserted No charge for examination. FINE READY MADE CLOTHING. WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. HE LARGEST ASSORTMENT OF Ready Made Clothing in Delaware, hand, and will be sold Our Own Make, at less tliau Philadelphia Prices. Clothing is made in Sui>erior manner by All PRACTICAL TAILORS. The Proprietor having an experience of over thirty years in this Business, will guarantee satis faction to any purchaser. A full line of FINE CLOTHS, CASSIMEREH, and VESTINGS, bund for Constantly ORDER WORK, lade ia the vill be which pfT LATEST STYLE AND BEST MANNER, At No. 228 Market »Street, j£J¥-The Oldest Established Clothing Kmporiun in Delaware. Eduard Moore. March 6—I y REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF The New Castle Co. National Bank OF ed Stoves THE THE the 17til of April, 1869. At the dose of business RESOURCES. Loans and Discounts. U. »S. Bonds to secure Circulation Other Bonds (Judgments). Due from National Banks. Banking House, Furniture and Fixtui Current Expenses. Cash Items, including Stamps. Bills of other National Banks.. Fractional Currency, including Nickels Legal Tender Notes.... Three per cent. Certificates. $110,281 81 75.000 00 .2,805 R) .1,969 87 .8,620 76 ....638 38 ....500 00 ....151 00 ....597 49 .35 00 12,134 00 10.000 00 filled $222,832.50 LIABILITIES. prices, pected their .$75,000 00 .15,000 00 .2,885 03 .67,380 00 .2,393 00 39,773 G6 ..4,902 97 ....497 84 1.5,000 00 Capibil Stock.... Surplus Fund... Discount, Exchanges, Profit & Loss Circulating Notes outstanding.. State Bank Circulation outstanding Individual Deposits.. Due to National Bauks. Due to other Banks.. Bills Payable. $222,832 50 I, J. L. Gibson, Cashier of the New Custlc County National Bank of Odessa, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. J. L. GIBSON, Cashier. A Sworn to and subscribed before mo this twen ty-first day of April, 1869. JOS. G. BROWN, Notary Public. and friends CHAS. T ATM AN 1 Correct.—Attest, JNO. APPLETON > Directors. WM. POLK. JL May 1—It HENRY HARPER, 520 ARCH STREET, PHILADELPHIA, H AS a large stock at low prices, of fina WATCHES, JEWELRY, SOLID SILVERWARE AND PLATED SPOONS, CASTORS, TEA 8ETS, fcc. May 1—3m. In Depot, casks, AND H The ply one FIFTY CENTS REWARD!! L OST, some time since, between Middletown and St. Ann's, a large size Steel, such ns is used by butchers to sharpen knives. The above reward will be paid for it, if left at the Tran script Office. May 1—3t 5 a WANTED. G son that any A Young White Man about 18 or 20 years of age, to work iu a garden, take care of a horse, und to make himself generally useful about a store. None but those who commended need a May 1—tf S WEET POTATO PLANTS, good quality, for sale by BENJ. R. GILL, May 1—* Near Townsend, Del. come well re pply. Apply to JOHN A. REYNOLDS è SON, Middletown, Del. est .A_ines & Rider's VELOCIPEDE RINK. IMMENSE SUCCESS. , May 1st, will lie the last day of thö Velocipede Exhibition, at the Saturday, NEW TOWN HALL, Middletown, Del. ^S^Xonc should fail to embrace the last opportu nity of seeing it. A GRAND VELOCIPEDE RACE. Will take place on Saturday evening, at 8j o'clock, for a prize of a Silver Goblet. About twenty persons will contest for the prize. Doors open from 8 A. M. to 10.30 P. M. Admission 25 Cents—Children 15 Cents. May 1—It •NEW STOVE, TIN, AND HOUSE-FURNISHING STORE. THOMAS II. llOTHWELIi Respectfully announces to the Public that he has removed his Store to his NEW BUILDING, IV or tin Side of JUnln Street, 4 Building« We.t of Town Ilnll, Middletown, Delaware. Where lie has constantly on hand, and is prepared to manufacture ALL KINDS OF TIN WARE At Short Notice. ? ORDERS for ROOFING & SPOUTING Respectfully Solicited and Promptly attended to JAPANNED WARE, TIN WARE, &o. &o. Constantly on hand and nt the Lowest Cash Prices. STOVE; Mr. II.' E. Knighton, well known, as a skilful workman, is our Foreman, and will give his personal attention to the business. Tito following Cook Stoves are i on sale and recommended to the Public : THE NATIONAL, (Niagara Improved.) THE TIMES, THE CHARM, THE CONTINENTAL, AND TILE PRIZE. The first named is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction, and it is believed the others will also. The following Parlor Stoves are offered to the Public, and believ ed to be equal to any other Stoves in the market : THE UNION AIR-TIGHT, THE GEM, THE DIAL, ELM BASK, BOQUET BASE, and TPIE «niXaLI^NT. Orders will be received and promptly filled for any kind of Stove that may bo desired. Prompt attention to business, moderate prices, competent workmen, and a deter mination to plea.se, may at all times be ex pected by those who may favor him with their cu tom. May 1—1 y PUBLIC HOUSE. rpHOMAS MURRAY lms opened a Publlo A House on Wood Street, Middletown, Del, opposite tho Depot. BOAllD AND LODGING, lished at Moderate Rates. F» llis Bar will he furnished with Choice Liquors, and his table supplied with the best the uvuket He invites the patronage of his afford friends und the public. WINE AND LIQUOR STORE, Middleto-wn, Delaware. flMIE undersigned takes this method of notify JL ing the Public that he has opened a WINE AND LIQUOR STORE In Middletown, Del. on Wood street, apposite the Depot, where he has on hand a large and varied assortment of Wines and Liquors, in bottles and casks, which he offers on advantageous terms ta purchasers at wholesale or retail. Also, a fine stock of choice TOBACCO THOMAS MURRAY, AND CIGARS. LIVERY STABLE. H orses and carriages for litre m Stables of Thomas Murray, on Scott street. The howes are safe, nttd careful drivers will be provided when desired. Terms moderate Ap ply to THUS. MURRAY. Jan. 2.—y. At his Store on Wood St. Del. Gazette, and Journal and Statesman copy one year and send hill to ad vertier. tlio is NOTICE. G REAT Induceiueuls offered to those who have yet time to set out a young hedge, I have vet 10,000 of my First Class OSAGE ORANGE QUICKS, which I will sell to any per son or persons in Quantities of 5,000 or over fpr §3.50, less than that $4. I will further ptftto that the Quieks that 1 have for sale are asgpodap any that 1 have sold this spring. SAMUEL H. May 1—lw* of a for re Del. CRAWFORD, Warwick, Md, N