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Middletown, del. SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 8, 1869. Tk« Indtau, tk* African, and tk« A.lotie It is a difficult problem which this coun try has to solve to settle the status of these three classes of people within her borders. In reference to the aborigines, a new pol icy has been attempted by the present ad ministration. It was probably suggested to the new President by the recollection of his reading of I'enn's treaty with the Indians. Penn was a Quaker, and aged to drive a good bargain with the red skins, getting a Urge strip of their land for a fow fire-arms, some tobaooo, and a few bits of red cloth. m an rum, lie did not go to war with them, but preferred to cheat them, which this "just" man suc ceeded in doing, retaining their good will the while. This was certainly better than besotting and murdering them, which to have been the policy pursued er since, and millions of money have been expended in fighting them, removing them, and in otherwise dealing with these chil dren of the forest, whom wo have driven out from before us, and whose • seems ev wrougs cry tö heaven for vengeance against their op pressors. Our Indian affairs have been the fruitful source of official villainy ruption and plunder, and our agents and officials have made a "good thing" for themselves out of tho opportunities for stealing which they have afforded. Gen eral Grant has attempted a reform in this matter, and has turned over our Indian affairs to the Quakers. How he may suc ceed wc are unable to say, but he is at least entitled to credit for good intentions. It is alleged that he has been imposed upon by some of the veriest scoundrels of the "Indian ring," who have assumed the Quaker garb for the purpose, and that these Amiuidab Sleeks and broad-brimmed Obadiahs talk thee and thou with the fa cility of veritable Quakers. That the In dian can ever be made a civilized and use . cor fui citizen under any instrumentality that may be employed for the purpose, we doubt. A few, a very few, have been reclaimed, but the great mass of them will continue at first in nomadic savagery, until they be come extinct as a people ; and not till then, we apprehend, will they cease to give us annoyance, and cease to be a burden upon the country through the abuses which have crept into their management. Modern fanatics and pseudo-philanthro pists have attempted to elevate the barbarous African into the condition of as semi "a man and a brother." These day-dream ers succeeded at last in engraftipg their ideas into the policy of a powerful politi cal organization, and through the aid of war and adventitious circumstauccs have püt their project in the course of experi Meot. The negro is free and partially en franchised, and may become fully invested with the privileges and immunities of citi zenship. Hut with as little facility as the Kthiop can change his skin, can he assume the powers and capacities of the Caucasian, or live in contact with him, except iu a subordinate sphere. This fallacy of negro elevation will have its day and subside, and the negro himself, like the Indian, will ultimately disappear from our midst, lint before that comes to pass, he will he, as he has already been, the source of a vast amount of evil and irritation. His only refuge is his native Africa. He must choose between migrating thither, or ex tinction. To become incorporated with this people, upou terms of civil and social equality, is an impossibility, which will be demonstrated sooner or later. The laws of nature, the decrees of destiny, will not be reversed at the bidding of crack-brained fanaticism ; and the wild dreams of these social and political "reformers" will crum ble into airy nothingness ultimately, and the negro himself will he tho sufferer through this unwise intermeddling with him under the pretext of his amelioration. The Chinese, like the African, has been brought hither to supply a great need— that of labor,—in this young and growing country. Over seventy-five thousand of them are now to he found upon the Pacific slope, and they are making their way to the Atlantic States, and many of them arc already engaged upon the sugar plantations of Louisiana, where they are taking the place of the negro. Is not John Cliina ttiAK, also, "a man and a brother?" will *9t the philanthropists he looking af ter h w <e*vil and social status ? Will he »ot also he inducted into the rights and privileges of citizenship aud clothed with the power of the ballot? Philanthropy can make no distinctions of race in the whole family of man. who arc all of one common father, and have the same destiny. Here these idolaters must ho welcomed ; here set up their temples and proselyte people, for error, however gross, will have its followers and votaries. With this kind reception and treatment of these subjects of the "Brother of the Sun," will not their teeming millions be attracted hither, and our lands overrun ? Already the subject of enfranchising them is mooted in Cali fornia and Oregon, and shall this free public douy this boon tp any one hearing i be fojm of man ? Sitjgp wc are to en I j 1 And re franchise the gross, stupid, ond inert Af rican, shall we refuse the privilege to the Chinese ! How could we reconcile such refusal with consistency? Nay, must not, also open nur arms to receive the Hot tentot, the Arab, the Malay, and the Tar tar, and all the races of men who choose to como hither? The evils of such a course need only to he hinted at to he derstood. It will he found, at last, that tho principle enunciated by Judge Taney, in the I)red Scott decision, is the only cor rect rule and basis of citizenship, and that the dreams and vagaries of our reformers, with their false notions and theories of "manhood suffrage," "equality," and kin dred fallacies, will ultimately work ruin, unless they are abandoned, fleeting mind can fail to perccivo the delu sion of radicalism, nnd to scout the idea of political and social equality (for they inseparable) as repugnant alike to instinct and to reason. Commander Meade, of the United States steamer Saginaw, has avenged the mur der of two American traders in Alaska by burning one town, three villages of thirty five houses, two forts and eight belonging to the natives, cousins will hardly know what to make of this treatment by their new American latives. we un our No re 1 canoes Our Alaska re Caricaturing the Preside nt. — Frank Leslie's Journal lias a caricature repre senting Grant grinding an organ, while compassionate people drop checks, title deeds for houses, &o. into his hat. 1er sits behind, figuring up the value of the gifts. 13ut to The Golden City, estimates the number of Chinese in Son Francisco at 15,000. The Question of free trade, or rather opposition to excessive protection by which prices ore immensely increased to samers, is beginning to attraot attention at the North, form League in Boston has this object in view. Such strong republican papers as the Cincinnati Commercial, the Chicago Post and tho Chioigo Tribune have be earncst champions of reform in our trade restrictions—those which holster monopolists by oppressive tariffs, which are never high enough for their purposes. The issue, it is said, will ho a prominent in the Western canvass for Representa tives iu Congress. Meantime, the polists are organizing for the fight, hut it is to be hoped they will find it an up hill work. The Industrial League of Penn sylvania, in a report just published, con fesses that " what are called the educated classes arc being gradually but surely brought over to the side of free-trade and it is certain that the tendency in that direction is accelerated by the disastrous operation of the present tariff, and the incessant cali- for "more."— Balt. Sun. <<>n The formation of tho lle come in a It one mono It is rumored that dispatches have been received at Washingtonwhich the Mex ican government proposes to cede to the United States a certain portion of its ter ritory for a specified sum in gold, territory which it is proposed to cede lie? on the Gulf of California, and is believed to include the States of Sonora and Sina loa. The The negotiation originates with Se nor Romero, the present Secretary of the Treasury of the Juarez government, who formerly Mexican Minister to the United States, but it, of the approval of President Juarez, quite evident that the Northern States of Mexico cannot much longer be held by the central government. They are filling up with a class of population kindred to that which wrenched Texas from Mexico and attached it to the United States, and revolution will follow revolution until a like result will bo produced. was course, meets It is A letter from New York, dated Monday says :—The Cubans are in high glee to day over the news that the Mexiean Congress has authorized President Juarez to recognize the insurgents as belligerents whenever he may deem it judicious to do so ; also that Mexican ports arc to he open to the Cuban flag. The immediate result of this action, they say, will he the placing of several privateers in cominis to look after Spanish merchantmen iu the West Indies. Mrs. Harriett Beecher Stowe gives up her Florida plantation, as she bought it at I a military tax sale, which holds not good, j and the former owner makes successful claim, paying Mrs. Stowe the price site paid for the estate. The cotton mills in tho United States are 0,527 in number, running 7,585,082 spindles, and consuming 417,367,771 pounds of cotton per annum. This gives to each mill an average of 1,102 spindles, and a consumption of 63,945 pounds of cotton per annum. 1 Information received ltore from Europe -states that Mrs. Lincoln, after visiting Lyons and Geneva, returned to Frankfort, and has taken rooms in the Rue Gilloleti in the honse of a leading citizen. The California flour and wheat afloat for China and other countries ag gregates 2,300,000 sacks of wheat, val ued at $4,000,000. There are a great many vacant houses in Philadelphia. In litany streets long rows of tenements displaying the words " to let" in the windows. The running time on the Pacific rail roud from New York to Han Francisco, 3,353 miles, will be six days and teen and a half hours. South Carolina is soon to hold an ag ricultural convention at which an endeavor will be made to form county societies to import white labor. A steamer left New York Monday night with nine hundred men, armed, equipped and provisioned for Cuba, to join the in surgents The Caul, tv crape shawls of our grand mothers are coming into fiiaiiion again. now a re seveo LOCAL AFFAIRS. Terrible Fire at Delaware City.— On Tuesday night between 10 and 11 o' clock, a fire broke out in the stables of Messrs. Brady, near tho Canal. There were in the stables at the time forty-five Mules, used for towing on tho Canal. Fotty of them wore burnt to death, only five were got out of tho stable, two of them badly burnt. One of the drivers, a young man who was sleeping in the stable loft, was burned up. Ten tons of hay and considerable harness were also destroyed. The loss, exclusive of the stables, cannot fall short of eight or ten thousand dollars. There was an insurance of $1,000 on the stock and $1,000 on tho building. The fire is supposed to have originated by tho falling of a lamp among tho straw bedding upon the stable floor. The flames spread with such rapidity that the whole building was speedily enveloped in fire. A num ber of drivers who lodged in the stable loft only saved themselves by jumping from tho windows. The scene presented on the morning after the fire was shocking to be hold. The charred carcases of tho mules, lay in the midst of the smoking embers, and the crisped and blackened trunk of tho young man was discovered, his head, and legs having been consumed by His remains wero interred in arms the tire, the course of the day. Deep solicitude lias been felt for the safety of the peach crop in this section. Last week two hail storms passed portions of this region, and for several days after the weather was quite cool. On Monday last there were alternations of hail, snow, raiu and sunshine, and Wednesday morning there was consider able frost. This is the most critical time with the pcaeb, just as it is shedding its blossom, leaving the young fruit exposed. Experienced men, of sound judgement, are of the opinion that no damage lias been sustained as yet, or not sufficient to materially hurt theorop. over on M. J. L. Houston, proprietor of the W ilmington Tea House, who recently offered a prize of some of his best coffee to the person who should send him the aunouu most varied spelling of the word, „ ees that one competitor spelt it 104 ways ; one 132 ways; one 431; and one 90S. The latter was Mrs. Hannah S. McCrea, of Wilmington, originally Miss Bilder back, of Salem N. J. how this little word of only six letters could be spelt so We can't conceive as to pronounce coffee over nine hundred ways. Rut there more things in heaven nnd earth than dreampt of in our philosophy. are are Mr. J. M. Horning left here on Mon day last, with his Photograph wagon and apparatus, for a tour through Eastern Maryland. IIis intention was to stop first in Millington, and then in Sudlersville Mr. Horning is a fiuo artist, and takes capital pictures, a gentleman, also, whom it gives us plea sure to commend to the favor of the warm hearted people of the Eastern Shore. There is nothing of practical utility in the Ycloeipede, and as a means of locomo tion it is valueless. There is this differ ence between walking, aud riding upon the velocipede—in the one case you have only yourself to carry ; in the other, you have to carry the machine and yourself too. It is a pretty toy, however, and has served to amuse grown up children and children of a smaller growth. Tho velocipedes left hero on Monday for Elkton. The s term tug Spy, lying at the bridge, at St. Georges, on Monday, was run into by a schooner coming down tho canal, and her pilot house stove in by the concussion. The wind was blowing a gale at the time, and tho schooner was unmanageable. The steamer was leaking, somewhat, and all hands deserted her, fearing an explosion. No further harm occurred, however. Higher and Higher.— Odessa Build ing Loan funds, at the last monthly meet ing on Wednesday evening, touched 454. This fact shows the stringency in the money market. The loan was all taken in Odessa. Middletown Building Loan funds sold for 37J per cent, premium at the last monthly "meeting evening. We have been requested to contradict the statement that a child was smothered in bed with its parents at Mount Pleasant on Tuesday of last week. The child is said to have died from natural causes, and from no such untoward occurrence as rep resented. and Ccntreville. He is Thursday ou James S. Crawford, Cashier of the Na tional Bank of Elkton, has resigned the position, and llichard McFarland, present Teller, has been appointed in his stead. James McKinsey has rceeived the pointment of Teller. The announcement in the Transcript of Mr. Randolph Peters' sale of Flowers and Plants, in Middletown on Monday next, has set the Ladies all agog for them. Mr. Peters may conic prepared to make his best display. Tho Cecil Whig says :—A well-dressed young lady, hailing from New Castle, Del aware, was put off the (i. 7 p. m. train, on Monday week, reeling drunk. She took refuge in the jail till morning. A strawberry festival by the ladies of St. Ann s Church ; and Tableaux Vivants by the Directors of the Town Hall Com pany, are among the amusements in course of preparation in Middletown. Isaac L. Crouch, late mail agent on the Delaware Railrod, has been appointed overseer of the poor for this county. Enoch Crouch, of Elkton, has taken his place on the railroad. ap Wm. P. Tasstnorc, of Christiana Hun dred, lost five pigs, worth $125, a few days since, in consequence of throwing the trimmings of some rhubarb or pie plant into their pen. Cecil county, Md. has 09 Public Schools, with 2874 pupils, only 773 of whom are girls. The total expense of these schools is $8,870.45 per quarter. Mr. Richard Price was tho fortunate winner of the second prize goblet at the velocipede rink on Saturday night last. Another Aurora Borealis made its penrancc on Tuesday night. ap Supposed House Thief. —A man drove through this town, at an early hour on Wednesday morning, in a York Wagon with a pair of bays, going down the penin sula. It was supposed, at tho time, that ho was tho thief who stole the horses and buggy of Chandler Taylor, of Kimbleville, Chester county, Pa. on Tuesday night. A telegram was sent to Crisfield describing the horses and wagon. On Thursday eve ning a man went on board the Norfolk steamer, at Crisfield, with a pair of horses and buggy, believed to be the stolen prop erty, but it never occurred to the parties at Crisfield who had received the telegram, that it was the thief until after tho boat had left. Ho is believed to be tho individual who was about this place some two weeks ago. who gave the name of Charles P. Evans, or Adams, of $300 is offered for his apprehension and recovery of the horses and buggy. The May Term of New Castle Coun ty Court commences on Monday next. same A reward For the Middletown Transcript To the Pencil Growers of Delaware and Enste Shore of Maryland, who depend a Mean« to get their Frnlt Railroad« to Market. Experience, several years ago, proved that wc could not successfully compete in the Philadel phia market with the growers who lived near and shipped by water, and eould land their peaches either on the Philadelphia river to be reshipped to New York, whilst we who shipped by railroad had to pay cartage f: the depot, Broad and Prime, to the Delaware front of the city, to find a market and that mar ket controlled by hucksters, who gave preference to those livered by water, for the reason that boats could land their peaches at Camden. Then comes the tug ; wc shippers by railroad must either turn the whole position of the Philadelphia peach trade, and break down this New York monopoly, who located themselves in Philadelphia (luring the peach season, to control the market, buy peaches ft nd ship them by theC. & A. Rond nnd Steamboat to New York, or cut dow to (he main reason for writing these few lines, and they are intended for peach growers who ship by railroad. Will not Camden side of the combination of New York ho de trees. Now I como cry honest man of you admit that if you had to depend solely upon the delivery of your peaches at Broad & Pri the Philadelphia market, that there now would not be one-twentieth of the number of peach trees growing along the railroad? and are y honest enough to admit that n few of us by the untiring use of our bruins and money changed the destination of tho railroad peach trade from Broad A Prime, Philadelphia, to Jersey City and New York? thus by a flank movement, gained one day over the old route to New York, left the old Philadelphia monopoly, and the shippers by wa in consternation, and forever in our rear. ', as I said before, this movement costa strain brains and pocket, but it will add millions of wealth to this peninsula, as it is beyond all doubt the most valuable spot in the United States to grow peaches. Wè are more certain of a crop, and can get our peaches to market sooner and in good order, plump aud sound, to be further ship ped north and east of New York if required. No spot in Virginia or North Carolina can begin to approach this section us a peach growing district; for they more often in those States miss a crop than we do, and when they do have a crop they cannot get their fruit to market in good order, for they have to seek the same market that we do—New York—ns a distributing point, and whilst wc have two of the ablest railroad compa nies in the United States, considering their length, to furnish good cars, and carry our peaches to market in good order, without re-handling, where they command the highest price, both tor retail in New York or to shin further north; the North Carolina and Virginia peaches, having to be shipped both by rail and water, causing re-hand ling and long delay, therefore arriving in New York in bad order, must be sold for whatever they will bring, as they will not, like further shipment. I saw sonic time back a great blowing of trum pets in the papers, stating that a certain suppo sed sharp set of men had bought land i Carolina, one hundred and twenty miles south of Portsmouth, Virginia, nnd were setting out one hundred thousand peach trees, and that these sharp men , had first made contracts Portsmouth Rail Road, ami the line of steamers from Portsmouth to New York, to carry peaches when grown for twenty-five cents per crate cf two baskets. Now this to (he uninitiated looks grand on paper, and if they were potatoes instead of peaches, they might be in our way, but every Peach Grower, knows that peaches are the most perishable of all fruit grown. Now let us an alyze this great North Carolina peach project. Stuft Monday morning, pick peaches on Monday, haul them and get thorn in the cars by sunset. Then a North Carolina or Virginia Railroad, if they have the cars will do well to get the peuches hundred and twenty miles to Portsmouth by Tuesday morning; then say for re-shipment, four to six hours or noon, or nine o'clock on Tuesday morning, then the vessel must have good weath er, (which is not always the case) to arrive on Wednesday evening in New York, and the peaches are unloaded and offered for sale Thursday morning, peach grower, picked on and not ter N< oil , bear Nurtli itli the Now 1 ask any sensible y what peaches would be worth, Monday, re-handled and re-shipped two or three times, and sold on Thursday morning; they would not pay freight. I would not accept the one hundred thousand trees aud be eomi>elk*d to pick the peaches and ship them to N on this contract of twenty-five cents per crate if tome. Gentlemen, this peninsula along the railroads, bolds in her grip the peach growing monopoly of the best markets in the United States. We had one entire failure last year, the known. This year from present appear ances bidB fair to make up all loss, the crop is nearly safe, and at least from two to two aud a half millions of dollars will find its way into the peach growers' pockets before the first day of October, then why do you peach growers, who ship by railroad on this peninsula, longer delay to join our Association, and help perfect this great peach growing and peach shipping interest, there was formed nearly two years ago, the Peninsula Peach Growers Asso ciation, admission fee, two dollars, and one dol lar per year. This money is intended to pay the expenses of the Association, in furthering the interests of the peach growers, and as your in terests have been attended to members of the Associatio.i, therefore it is ex pected that y to the meeting at Dover on Tuesday the löthinst. and join, and contribute your quota to keep up this organization, who have and still continue to protect y Townsend, May 6th. 1869. York pu first ev now y arc ell as those ill have the manliness to come interest. SAMUEL TOWNSEND. Tt is paid to cost the Methodist ministers of this country a million dollars a year to remove from parish to parish. Instructions, not made public, have been forwarded by tbe Home Govérnment to the British Minister at Madrid. Gen. Lee visited General Grant, at the White House, on Saturday. The inter view was brief but cordial. Tho Potomac is being stocked with gold fish from a few that «soaped into it out of the Capital fountain. •* The New York police commissioners, being paid only $7,000 each a year, want an increase of salary. James Haggerty, who was clubbed to death by a New York policeman last week, was worth ft200,000. Senator Pomeroy is going to preach fe male suffrage in Brighgm Young's taber nacle at Salt Lake, The liquor dealers in Boston are organ izing a political resistance to the prohibi tionist*. Itrms ot Newa. Tho Newborn ( N. C.) Time h says a vessel called the Grapcahot put into More head on Monday, is there detained by the custom-house officers, not having the pro per clearance papers. Shè has on board thirty men, plenty of fire-arms, and though nothing definite has yet been ascertained, it is believed the cargo and men are bound for Cuba, but where they are from and why they are not cleared properly has not yet transpired. Thecontracts for carrying mails through New England and New York have been awarded by the Post Office Department. These contracts wore all for stage and horse service. About 558 routes awarded in New England and 400 in New York. The prices averaged 25 per cent, higher than for similar services duriug the past four years. The Charleston Courier believes that the cotton crop of the South cannot, under any circumstances, exceed 3,000,000 bales this year, owing to the extensive migration of negroes to tho cities and towns, aud the withdrawal of freedwomen from farm to house lalor. The Columbus (Ga.) Sun takes a situiliar view of the matter. Despatches from Tennessee state that riot occurred at Brownsville, in that State, Sunday night, which resulted in the kil ling of one white man and two negroes. One white man was mortally wounded. The riot originated in the throat of a ne gro to kill a white man who had given him some offeneo. According to a special Havana despatch, the insurgent party held a Congress on tho 13th of April, over which Cespedes presi ded, and resolutions were adopted declar ing the object of the war on their part to be for the independence of Cuba and her subsequent annexation to tho United States, Two men attempted to rob the money wagon ot the American Express Company in Broadway, New York, on Monday, but were unsuccessful, although they had knocked down Iho messenger and hail, pos session of the wagon. They were arrested before they could drive off. The Arizona Cotton Factory, establish ed in Claiborne parish, Louisiana, since the war, is now paying a net profit of twen ty-four per o< is realized on were nit. per miniini. This income a capital of $80,000, and with a part of the machinery counted in the capital, not yet at work Uriah 11. Crosby, of Chiougo, having recovered from his financial embi incuts, which induced him three to rallie oft the opera house bearing his name, has purchased the building, now draws au amjual income 000 to $1U0,U0U from it. The largest Australian nugget on rec ord, weighing two hundred and ten pounds, was found in the Donnelly district, only two inches below the surfaoe, by two poor Cornish men, John Denson and Richard Oates. Tho net price received by them $48.000 Jas. Madigan, the celebrated circus ri der, was instantly killed while attempting to throw a double somersault at Paris, Ky. on Wednesday last. He fell aud broke his nook. Mr. Madigan was a native of Albany, aud was tho son of Mr. Harry Madigan. The President is going to Long Branch to remain most of the summer, xious to get rid of the crew of leeches that are now hanging upon him. He is repor ted as badly worn out with tho "fatigue" and pressure consequent upon his position. Gen. D. S. Stanley, writing from Fort Sully, gives up all hope of making peace with the Sioux nation, and says that they aro impudent and defiant, nnd ridiculos the idea of an Indian peace, unfortunately for the theory of the Friends' commission. It is rumored that the Prince Borghese of Rome, the owner of tho finest gallery of paintings in tho world noxt to that of the Vatican, is about to sell his art treasures to Russia for the sum of 35,000,000 francs. The street lamps of New York are to be lighted by electricity ; the lamp commis sioner will say, "let there be light," and on the instant all Gotham will he wade bright as day. A Boston breach of promise case—Elms vs. Kelly—twice deciiied in favor of the plaintiff, has on the third trial been deoid. od in favor of tho defendant, and the two previous verdicts were set aside. On Monday Senator Sprague, of Rhode Island, reached Philadelphia, en route for his home. In the evening he was serena ded by tho Workingmen's Association at the Continental Hotel. À forger known as Bent Drake, alias Benton, was arrested in Worcester, Mass, yesterday, on a charge of feloniously ob taining $12,500 from the First National Bank at St. Clairsvillo. The German papers mention that four thousand emigrants recently passed through Hamburg and Bremen, within the space of three days en route for America. A boy in Massachusetts, fifteen years of age shot and killed himself Monday, be cause his father had required him to apol ogize to his schoolmaster for truancy. "White Pine Billy" is now cutting a great swell in San Francisco. His expen ditures of money equal those of the once renowned "Coal Oil Tommy." An Australian letter states that in con sequence of the severe drought which has prevailed there, one man, who had 18.U0U sheep, has lost 14,000 of them, Dodsworth, the New York bandmaster, will furnish ninety-nine trumpeters for the great Peace Concert in Boston next June A Rochester paper states that the trot ting horse George Palmer is reported to be sold to Commodore Vanderbilt for $35,000. They still have sleighing at Bethel, Me. and have enjoyed (t continuously for tin last five months and twenty days A woman eigbty-five yours of age is un der arrest in Gardiner, Missouri, pieion of having murdered four huabands. The New York Times shows tho fees of the sheriff of New York to amount at ont to more than $300,000 per House rents ore reported to have de clined one-third in Brooklyn, the supply of dwellings being in excess of the demand. S. R. Mallory, formerly Confederate Secretary of the Navy is lecturing in Flor ida upon "Woman and Her Rights.' An Indiana clergyman makes his toral calls on a velocipede, ouel of cavalry during the war. rruss year g aim f from $ vas lie is an OD 8US pres annum. pus He was q cpl The Memphis Ledger of Thursday, con tains tho prospectus of a new paper, sty led the Southern Imperiulitt, which will bo published weekly, the first number to appear on the 4th of July. The style of the paper will be similar to the one recent ly started in New York. The last tie to be laid on the Central Pacific Railroad is made of California lau rel, mounted with silver, and It will be ac companied by a spike of solid gold worth $200. Neither silver plate nor gold spike will be found there twenty-four hours after. The tie will bo laid to-day, 8th of May. The Russian vapor bath, as a cure for hydrophobia, proves to be a failure. THE MARKETS, MIDDI.ETOWN MARKET. CORRECTED WEEKLY BY A. T. BRADLEY. $1 50@1 70 .80 Wheat, Red, prime Com yellow,.. " white. 75 Oats. Timothy Seed. Clover Seed.. Eggs. Butler. Chickens ( Dressed ) Ducks.". Geese..,,..... . Turkeys .". 40055 .4 50 .10 75 .20 eta doz .40045 cts. ^ lb 17<h)18 " " @1» " " ....16^/18 " " ....20021 " " .... 20((i>22 " " ....13@15 " " ....20022 " " ....20025 " " ....20022 " " ....18019 " " 18 Hogs. Beef. Hams. Sides.. Shoulders. Potatoes. 62 J 0)75 $ bushel. PHILADKLPHIA. Prime red wheat. Corn, new yellow Oats.,,. Cloverseed. Timothy. . $1 0501 67 .880 61065 $8 51 ) 50 WJLMJNGTOM, Wheat red .$1 6501 75 . 88 ( 1 Oats. Flour. 60 .$8 00011 75 SPECIAL NOTICES. INGRAM A GIBSON'S PRICE CURRENT. Eprgs Butter Chickens, dressed 17. Ducks Turkics Geese 20cts. Lard I Hors 20cts. 40. 16. Hogs, ulivo Potatoes, round 65. 13. i ' 1 20 . Feathers 65. lloney 15. 20. Beans $ 2 . 00 , The above prices will l>e paid in cash for pro duce delivered in good order ; anil we wish to say that we keep constantly on hand a good as sortment of Groceries upd i'rov s'.ms which wc . -.. 1 My for cash . ■ the ('einer of Broad and Anderson Streets, Middictnwn, Del. March 20—tf INGRAM & GIBSON. Cheapest Carpets in Philadelphia. WHERE TO BUY THEM. W IKI has not heard of EVANS' CEE CARPET STORE? Where you can buy much lower than at any other establishment, nnd rely upon ail goods being just ns they are repre sented. This season our stock is unusually large, comprising the latest styles of BRUSELCS, THREE-PLY, INGRAIN, S T AIR CARPETS, OIL CLOTHS, MATTINGS, SHADES. AP nd WINDOW Elegant Irish Brussels Carpets, yard wide, from 60 to 75 cents, equal in appearance to the finest Brussels. ZfcjT' Don't buy without examining our low re guarantee yqu a great saving. JOHN M. EVANS, No 317 N. Second St. first Carpet Store above Vine St. directly opposite Wood St. Philadelphia. April 17—211108. prices, 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 Pennsylvania, 12 years cx|»erienee, (formerly of Leyden, Holland,) No. 805 Arch Street, Phila. Testimonials can be seen ut his office. The medical faculty are in vited to accompany their patients, as he has secrets in his practice. Artificial eyes inserted without pain. No charge for examination. FINE READY MADE CLOTHING. 228 MARKET STREET, 2nd Door below THIRD WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. upilE LARGEST ASSORTMENT OF Ready Made Clothing in Delaware, Our Own Make. at less than Philadelphia Prices. Clothing is made in Superior manner by PRACTICAL TAILORS. on hand, and will be sold All The Proprietor having an experience of thirty years in this Business, will guarantee satis faction to any purchaser. A full line pf FINE CLOTHS, CASSIMERES, and VESTINGS, Constantly on hand for ORDER WORK, which will be made ii the LATEST STYLE AND BEST MANNER, At No. 228 Market Stfaat, ^®-The Oldest Established Clothing Emporium in Delaware. March 6—ly Edward Moore. PURIFY YOUR BLOOD! I. O INTO OUST BLOOD PANACEA. The Great Alterative and Blood Purifier. For the cure of Sceopola or Kino's Evil, Cutaneous Disiaabs, Set sipilas, Boils, Pimplbs, and blotches on the Face, Soke Etes. Yellow Jaundice, White Swellings, Mercurial Dis eases, Gbneeal Debility, Pal pitation and Fluttbeino at the hbabt, Consumption, Asthma, syphilis and Syphilitic Affec tions, Bladder and Kidney Dis eases, (i RAVEL. DboPST. DtSFBF blood! Headache. Fbmalb L CoiiplÂin > te! «c. To the broken down female It Rives life and energy by restoring the lost powers or nature. Persona •1) weakness aud lassitude, by see- ing the PANACEA are soon re- stored to perfeot health, hloom and vigor. Try It, - Price $ 1.00 Per Bottle 8. -A., FOUTZ, UsaafaetnisB «ALT 1 MOHB. MD. «.fn-RiS Uwonghoqt LONDON pa nacea . •> PropiliUr, For »air by May,8—ly w. n. Burr, Middletown, Dol. TRUSTEE'S SALE. OF VERY VALUABLE REAL estate. B Y virtue of a Decree of the Circuit Court for Kent county, sitting ns a court of Equity, the undersigned, as Trusstee, will Wednesday, May the Mth, 19M, beginning punctually at 10 o'clock, A. M. offer at Public Male at tho "Hayes House," in Sassa fras, Kent -Co. Md. the following mentioned Tracts of Land, being a part of the Real Estate of whi«*h the late Wm.H, Blackiston died seised and situated in the First Election District of said near the public road leading from ras to Massey's Cross Roads and Milington. No 1, known as the couniy Saasafi "HOME FARM or "SUNNY SIDE, Contains about 400 acres of land, more or less It » acknowledged by all to be one ot the mlsi Valuable and Highly Improved Forms in Kent county ; the whole of it with the exception of about 30 acres, which is good Timber land and detached from the farm proper, is under excellent cultivation, well improved, well watered, and with good post and rail fencing. Has 3000 healthy, choice varieties of Peach Tree, two years old this Spring, nnd a fine Apple Orchard in full bearing. The soil is admirably adapted to the growth of fruit, grass and grain. It is located about two miles from the Post Village of Sassa fras, on the public road leading from Sassafras to Massey s («ross Roads and Millington | about two miles from Wilson's Point, a Steamboat Landing on the Sassafras River; and 3 miles from Mas sey's Cross Roads, a Station on the Delaware branch of the Kent county Railroad. It is con venient to Churches, Schools, Mills, Ac. This is really a most desirable estate, such ns is rarely offered for sale, lying in the midst of very best lunds, nnd in one of the most beautiful* thrifty and social neighborhoods in the county. It should be seen to be appreciated. Mr. Joseph Peacock, on the farm, will take pleasure in showing the premises to any who may call. The improvements are a Two-Story Frame Dwelling, Barn, Stables, Poultiy Houses, Ac. in short, everything needful to a First-Class Farm. T ® Terms of sa,e > ft8 prescribed by the Decree arc : $5000 cash, or within thirty days, at the discretion of the Trustee, nnd the balance in equal instalments of one, two, three, four, five and six years from day of sale. The credit payments to l*e secured by the bond of the purchaser, with se curit;- approved by Trustee, bearing interest from the first of January, 1870. very 1 our No 2, known as "DAVIS' INDUSTRY," Contains 142 acres of land, more or less. It is highly imprpvçd, and under good fencing. About 42 acres of the said farm is in Timber, the balance being Superior Arable Land. It is in the same neighborhood as the "Home Farm," being onlv about a half mile distant from it, on the new road from Wilson's Lane to the public road from Sas safras to Massey's Cross Ru»ds and Millington. Convenient to Churches, Seoolp, Ac. Three miles from the Post Village of Sassafras; one and a half miles from Wilson's Point, a steamboat land ing on the Sassafras River, and two miles from Massev s Cross Road», a ktatiun OU the Delaware branch of the Kent county Railroad, It is healthy and well watered, David C. Blackiston, Esq un adjoining farm will take pleasure in showing 'lie premises to any one who may call, The im provements are u one and a halt story Dwelling and the n?ual out buildings. The Terms of Sale us prescribed by the Decree are: $3000 cash, or within thirty days, ut the d.&eretion ol the lrustce, und the balance in equal annual instalments of 1, 2, and 3 years from day u! sale. The credit payments to be secured by the bond ul the purchaser, with security approved by the Trustee, bearing interest from 1st of* Jan uary, 1870, No. 3, known " ADVENTURE BUILDINGS," Contains 248 acres of land, more or less, and lies near the above described property. About 206 acres of this farm is arable, the balance being in limber. The soil is naturally good, and with proper attention can he made à first-class farm • the fencing tolerable. Has a small Peach and Apple Orchard. Three miles from the Post Vil lage of Sassafras, and the same distance from a steamboat Landing on Sassafras river. The Del. branch of the Kent county Railroad runs within about 20 yards of this farm. Convenient to churches, fcc, Mr. George Morris, on the farm, will show it to any one who may call. The im provements are a Two-Story Frame Dwelling with usual out buildings in ordinary repair. The Terms of Sale as prescribed by the Decree : f. 3( ' 00 ( '«8h, or within 30 days, at the discre tion ot the Trustee, and the balance in equal ini stalments of 1, 2, and 3 years from day of sale The credit puymeuts to be secured by the bond of the purchaser with security approved by the Trus tee, bearing interest fronTthe 1st of Jan'v 1870 The Grave-Yard on the "Home Farm " and the right of way to and from the same will le reserved. There will also be reserved two lots acre each in the Woodland. Possession in all cases to be given on the fini day of Junuary. Costs of all Deeds, Stamps *c to be paid by the purchasers. A Plot of each Tract of Land will be exhibited at the sale, when the number of acres in each will be definitely as certained. There will be a positive sale in all the cases There is a daily mail from New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore to Sassafras. Cars leave Philadelphia twice per day for Middletown a station on tho Delaware Railroad, a short dis tonie from thçso tracts of land. For further information apply to the Trustee, who will cheerfully communicate with anv one on the subject. D. JAMES BLACKISTON. of Trustee, ( heBtertown, Kent Co. Md. May 8=-ts Fashionable Dressmaking. MRS. ANNIE M. WYAT, L ATE of Philadelphia, offers her services . the Ladies of Middletown and vicinity. All kinds of Dress Making promptly attended to Dresses cut and fitted and an elegant fit truaran teed. Patterns for sale. Lake sUra f ve doora east of Broad, Middletown, Delaware May 8—tf la LOST. L EFT upon one of the seats in the Town Hall during Signor Blitz's exhibitions, a largo size dark green PuraBol. The finder will receive the thanks of the owner if left at the oftieo^Tth* transcript. May 8— WALL PAPER. A fTr Inv ? ic ? W»U P»Per, just received m and for sale by d. L. DUNNING, May tf No. 2 Town Hall, formale. A Large quantity of Sweet Potato Plants, To mutoes, Cabbages, Ac. Apply to J. HENRY Hi May 8—2inos. ANSON. Ne»r Townsend, Del. \7S7A\TKO. ▼ ▼ A Salesman who has a knowledge of the business. Apply to 8. R. STEPHENS « Co Middletown, May 8—tf. NOTICE, G REAT Inducements offered to those who hare yet time to set out a young hedge I have yet 10,000 uf my First Class OSAGE ORANGE QUICKS, Which I will sell to any per. son or persons in quantities of 5,000 pr pVer'foe »3.50. leu than t\qt $4. 1 pill furtheî state that the Quicks that 1 have for sale are as good a* any that I have sqld this spring. SAMUEL if. May 1—lw* CRAWFORD, Near Warwick, lid. TO LOVEES OF FLOWERS, 'A THING of BEAUTY IS A JOY fq /^N MONDAY, MAY the 10th, there will be on w Exhibition, and For Sale, in Middletown, a choi< e collection of Flowers and Redding Plants from the Green House, of Randplpn Reterm, near Wilmington. a y , « »re, near Those desiring to add to ff)eir collection will do well to be on hand early. May 1,