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TIm WhlpplB| Post Again.
The Middletown Transcript supports the whip
e g-poet, we will do it the credit to believe, re
Untly, and against the editor's better judg
ment.— Gommernat.
Let not the Commercial misunderstand
us. What we have attempted to do, is to
expose the sickly sentimentality of human
itarianism, which has vented itself in so
much twaddle against tho "barbnrity" of
the whipping-post. It will hardly he de
nied, we suppose, that punishment of
sort, ought to bo meted out to offenders.
Delaware has no penitentiary ; crime costs
her people enough, without that expensive
appendage. Her peual code administers
corporeal punishment by stripes and
finement in her county jails for limited pe
riods. It is less severe than the punishment
imposed for a simitar grado of crime in the
adjacent States, by protracted imprison
We have contended, that the
whipping-post is less severe than confine
ment, consequently more humane—less
barbarous. It is notorious that the pun
ishment is not commensurate with the
crimes against society which it is designed
to cheek.
The culprit takes his flogging,
and bounds away after it, as light
feather, laughing, or whistling and dan
cing as he goes, and seemingly coring but
little for the Infliction. How preferable
_ to the culprit this transient suffering, to
weary months aud years of incarceration
within the walls of
penitentiary ; and yet
this interminable cant about the barbarity
of the whipping-post goes on ! It is not
that wo support the whipping-post, hut
repel the libelous charge of barbarity
against this people on account of it. We
say the whipping-post is not severe enough
—that tho character and duration of the
punishment is not sufficient to deter the
culprit from the commission of crime, and
that rogues care very little for it. And
yet these humanitarians cry out " shame!
shame ! upon your barbarity, which bares
a fellow being's shoulders to tho lash !"
This sickly sentimentality is obtruding itself
upon society in s manner calculated to defeat
the ends of justice. It recently manifested
itself by administering chloroform to a
condemned criminal under the gallows,
about to expiate the crime of shedding the
blood of his fellow man. It has recently
manifested itself, also, by a remonstrance
against the killing of dogs supposed to he
mad ! And against the destruction of rats
aad mice, by poison and other appliances,
and also of vermin and reptiles. They
all God's handiwork, they cry, the
turos of his care, and placed upon the
earth for some wise purpose, locked up
in the councils of his inscrutable wisdom !
Why such people are not very far from
lnnacy, and are themselves the objects of
pity. But let not their lachrymose wail
ings be heeded. Society must protect it
self. Crime abounds, notwithstanding all
tho judgements denounced against it ; and
if t^ere
were no penal restraints upon
men, they would prey upon each other
Human sympathy, when
in the exercise of its legitimate functions,
blessed thing ; but perverted and
like wild beasts.
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abused, its whole character is changed;
and we have it displayed, ad
over this matter of the whipping-post.
Anotiikr Presidential Blunder. —
President Grant has " put his foot in it,"
again. He issued hjs proclamation, a few
days ago, directing that no deduction
should be mude from the wages of labo
rers iu government employ, on account of
tho reduction of the hours of labor to
eight hours per day_ instead of ten, al
though the law of 1862 provides "that the
hoars of labor and tho rates of wages of
employes in the Navy-yards shall conform
as nearly as is consistent with the public
interests with those of private establish
ments in the immediate vicinity of the
respective yards,
force, and the Solicitor of the Navy and
Attorney Generalj to whom the question
has been referred, have advised the Sec
This act is still in
rotary and President Grant that, under
iU provisions, they cannot legally pay for
eight hours' work the slime wages that
are paid for ten hours by private estab
lishments iu the immediate vicinity of the
yards respectively. That can ouly be done
by Congress. Neither the Secretary of
tbs Navy nor the President has the power
to repeal a law, or the right to disregard
The Secretary of the Navy issued
biz order iu conformity to said law, baeked
by the Solicitor and the Attorney Gen
eral; but Attorney General Grant has
undertaken to anuual both the order of
tbe Secretary and the law itself, by his
ukase or proclamation. Judge Kelley,
of Philadelphia, has taken strong ground
againdt the President, iu this matter.
The Memphis Ledger, the leading Rad
ical organ in Tennessee, has come out in
a leader advocating the establishment of
the empire, on the general plan proposed
by the organ of the imperialists in New
A city contemporary informs its readers
that " the late rains extended inter (he
soiiptry !" Remarkable !
Going into the Country. —Warm wea
ther U approaching and the denizens of
the cities will aoon be upon the wing, hunt
ing for country air. Some will betake
themselves to Cape May, some to Atlantic
City, others to Saratoga, Niagara, Bed
ford, the Virginia Sulphurs, the moun
tains, and numberless other places of sum
mer resort. But many more will sally out
among their country relatives or acquaint
ances. And many times these city idlers
are the occasion of great annoyaucc to the
industrious rural population among whom
they arc visiting. Mr. Samuel R. one of
the oldest and wealthiest citizens of an ad
joining county, once said to us :—"I wish
you would say to the city people, to stay
where they are, until after harvest, and
give us a chance to get through with work
ing our corn, and saving our grass, our
wheat aud our oats. They come among
us early in the season, when we are very
busy, and our young people, our horses,
our carriages, our servants, must be at
their beck and call. My teams were stop
ped iu the fields one day to furnish horses
for a riding party, and we had to scour
the neighborhood to hunt side-saddles and
riding-habits for the ladies. And all this
seriously interferes with the labor on the
farm. Tell them to stay away, until we
get our work done, and then we shall be
happy to see them, and shall have more
time to devote to them, and shall be able
to make their visits more agreeable.'
did not comply with the old gentleman's
request, at the time, but there is much
force in what he said, and we publish it
now, as it may spare some, at least, these
summer hindrances and annoyances, to
which they are sometimes thoughtlessly
subjected by their city friends.
An effort is being made to introduce in
strumental music into the Methodist Epis
copal Church, of this town,
duced, some time ago, into the Sabbath
School, in the basement; but tabooed from
the upper sanctuary. It is now proposed
to introduce it there ! The question has
been argued smartly, this week , pro et con,
and sharp sallies have been made, good
naturedly, however, upon " old fogyism,"
as well as upon the restless spirit of inno
vatiouso characteristic of " Young Amer
ica." Tho matter is undecided, as yet ;
but, as we understand that the musical
phalanx has been reinforced by the worthy
pastor and the ladies, why, it is not diffi
cult to conjecture how the matter will ter
minate. We expect, shortly, to hear that
the congregation is more nearly conforming
to tho injunction of the royal psalmist, to
" Praise God iu his sanctuary ; praise him
with the sound of the trumpet ; praise him
with the psaltery and harp ; praise him
with the timbrel and dance ; praise him
with stringed instruments aud organs ;
praise him upon the loud cymbals ; praise
him upon the high sounding cymbals ; let
everything that hath breath praise the
It was intro
Mr. Comcgys, Cashier of the Philadel
phia National Bank, lias been voted §3000
in gold and six months' leave of absence
to visit Europe. This compliment was
well-earned long since. None of
Bank officers have labored harder or more
successfully. Early and late, in season
and out of season, for twenty-one years,
Mr. Comegys has carried his heavy load
with steadiness, faithfully to the institu
tion, and honorably to himself. He will
take two of his daughters with him. May
their trip be delightful in every respect.
Dr. B. F. Chatham, Assistant Cashier,
will perform the duties of Cashier during
the absence of Mr. Comegys. He is an
efficient and popular officer. The Bank
was never so strong as at this moment.
We clip the foregoing from Fitzgerald's
Philadelphia City Item :—Mr. Comegys
was horn at Dover, and is a son of the
late Gov. Comegys of Delaware. He
sailed from New York in the " City of
Brooklyn" on the 22d. inst. Dr. Chat
ham was for thirteen years Cashier of the
New Castle County National Bank, at
Odessa, Del.
The Wiiipfinq-Post.
-The Baltimore
Statesman says :—The hypocritical whine
of the New York press over the barbar
ity of the whipping-post in Delaware had
better bo»turned against its own citizens,
who are numerously signing petitions to
schoolmasters urging the restoration of
flogging, for the male scholars at least, as
absolutely essential to tlie advancement of
morals and the preservation of discipline.
Which deserves the lash, tho convicted
felon or the little sohoolboy ? » .
Reader, turn to the first page, and right
along side of the beautiful 'poem by the
Odessa Bard, you will find the advertise
ment of Enoch L. Harlan, who sells the
choicest Groceries,-Teas, Coffees, &c. at
221 Market Street, Wilmington, Del. If
you want anything specially nice, in his
line, send him an order. You need not
go yourself, but write, aud he will fill your
order promptly, by Express or otherwise.
A friend has sent us a copy of the first
issue of the Philadelphia Public Ledger,
bearing date March 25, 1836, more than
thirty-three years ago. The Ledger was
then less than half the size of tho pres
ent issue. From its first issue until now
the paper has been conducted with
gy, tact and skill, and the result has been
complete success.
Two exquisite poems will be found in
this issue. One is from the polished pen
of S. Teakle Wallis, Esq. and the other
from the " Odessa Bard," who has so of
ten ministered to the amusement aud grat
ification of our reader?.
l.OCA (j API.'A IKS.
New Castle Court. —The following
cases have been determined since our lust
report :
Rhoda Handy vs Thomas J. Clark.
The plaintiff, an old colored woman, was
formerly the slave of defendant, and with
her daughter remained in bis service till
September last ; when, learning that she
had been unlawfully held to service since
the ratification of the tilth amendment of
the constitution, instituted suit to
a claim of 142 weeks' wages,
sei in the case wero Wm. C. Spruance,
Esq. for plaintiff, and Hon. Thos. F
Bayard for defendant. The testimony of
the daughter was offered in the mother's
case, when Senator Bayard promptly ob
jected that by the law of Delaware the
evidence of colored persons, in this case,
was inadmissibe. The Court, however,
ordered the evidence to be taken, Chief
Justice Gilpin (who was not trying the
case) informally suggesting that the pas
sage of the 14th Amendment conclusively
settled the point, ns to the right of colored
persons to testify. It was left to the
counsel for the defence to take exceptions
if ho saw proper, and argue the question
in the Court of Errors and Appeals.
The case occupied the whole of Monday
afternoon, and on Tuesday the jury ren
dered a verdict of §250 for plaintiff.
Judgment was also obtained in the case
of the daughter.
Andrew Crumlish vs. Robert Taylor.
Action to recover §122 on promissory
note for horse. Defence alleged fraud
and want of consideration, proving the
horse to have bad the glanders at time of
sale. Verdict for defendant.
State vs. Thomas Fenemoro, indicted
for stealing a mare, valued at §200, the
property of Benj. R. Gill. Verdict not
The petit jury were discharged on
Thursday, and the court adjourned.
Bad Roads. —The authorities of Cecil
county should bo made aware of the con
dition of some of the roads in the 1st
district. The road from the Delaware
line, through Warwick, is a disgrace to
the county. In winter it is almost im
passible, and even at this season it is un
safe to ride over in a carriage, faster than
a walk. As this section of road is not
over a mile in length, it would not be a
very costly job to ditch it well on either
side, and throw it up in the middle, so
that it would drain effectually. As it
forms the main street of Warwick, it is
due to the citizens of that town, that it
should be kept in good order ; and it is
duo to the public generally, as well as the
citizens of Warwick, for it is the great
thoroughfare of the Maryland side of the
peninsula, over which all have to pass.
A mile or two below Warwick, towards
the Head of Sassafrs, are two deep and
extensive sloughs which extend from side
to side of the road, and through which
every traveller must pass. How the
Grand Jury failed to present the supervi
sor of that section of the road, at the late
April term of the Court, we are at a loss
to understand, for certainly no road ever
more loudly called for the interposition of
the " Grand Inquest of the State of
Maryland inquiring for the body of Cecil
county," than that. We hope the Elkton
papers will stir up the proper authorities
in reference to these roads.
The coun
Piscatory Pleasures.— A party of
young ladies and gentlemen, from this
town, drove over to George's Point, on
the Bohemia, on Tuesday last, for the
purpose of spending tho day in boating
and angling The day was tine, temper
ature abouta happy medium, and the
spirits of the party sufficiently buoyant to
give a zest to the occasion. Two or three
dozen fish were taken, though hut a short I
time was spent in angling. °Tho exercise
and the exhilaration were worth more to
thcin than all the fish iu the Bohemia, and
the party prefered to " ply the feathered
oar," gliding ploasantly over the calm
surface of the beautiful waters.
The contrac
The Directors of the Queen Anne's and
Kent Railroad met at Chentreville, Md.
on Thursday the 20th inst.
tors have only two miles to grade. The
board passed a resolution, requesting the
contractors to lay the track to Sudlcrsville
by the 25th of July, and also appointed a
Committee to make a contract with Presi
dent Hinckley to run the road during the
Peach season. The Peach crop along the
line of the road looks well, and is esti
mated at 100,000 baskets. The board
adjourned to meet at .Millington on the
15th of June.
Punuc Sale of a Valuable Farm.—
D. James Blackiston, Esq. trustee, sold
at Head of Sassafras, on Wednesday last,
tho home farm of the late Wm. II. Black
iston, Esq. called " Sunny Side/' situated
in the upper part of Kent county, Md.
containing about 370 acres, for the sum of
§101 per acre, R. Thofnas Cochran, Esq.
of the vicinity of Middletown, purchaser.
Two other farms of the same estate, con
taining respectively 142 and 248 acres,
alld a 30 acre wood lot, were withdrawn.
A memorial, numerously signed, has
been in circulation here for' some days
past, praying President Felton jind the
Directors of the Delaware Rail Road to
erect a new passenger depot at this plane.
The improvement asked for is one which
is greatly needed,-and we have the plea
sure of adding that a new depot will bo
built, during the fall. The plans and
specifications are already prepared. '
The Gazette says that a married lady of
Wilmington, of most respectable
tions, hus been detected in pilfering the
money drawer of a baker named Combs, in
that city. She has returned about §300,
which she had stolen from time to time.
Her name is-suppressed, out of regard for
her relatives.
Information is wanted in relation to
Charles Woods, an indentured apprentice,
supposed to be living in Sussex county,
Del. by his mother, Sarah Woods, Pyles
ville, Hal-fold county, Md. Will our con
temporaries in the lower part of this State
please notice.
Ex-Sheriff Herbert is building a fine
three-stpry briok dwelling house on the
S. E. corner of Delaware. and Union
streets, New Castle.
C. E. Ferris is
building a three story brick dwelling
Market street above Delaware.
The Odd Fellows of Smyrna are making
extensive preparations for their festival on
Wednesday and Thursday, tho 9th and
10th of June. They promise an abun
dant supply of strawberries, ice cream,
cake, confectionary, etc. The programme
mentions that a heavy gold ring, 18
karats, will be presented to the young un
married lady receiving the largest vote.
Dover and Middletown are invited to
A handsome pyramid cake will bo pre
sented to the Minister of tho town receiv
ing the most votes.
There will be a side show— something
really attractive, and no humbug.
The String Band will bo present each
evening, to play and sing, aud tho Brass
Band is to perform in frout of the factory.
Other attractive features will be intro
duced which have not yet been fully de
termined upon ; in fact no reasonable ex
pense or trouble will be spared to make it
one of the most attractive entertainments
of tho kind ever given in the town. The
proceeds, are to furnish the new lodge
room of Stella Lodge.
Ci'nE for the Bite of a Mad Dou.—
Mr. John Z. Crouch, of this town, is in
possession of a recipe for making a pill
which is declared to be a certain remedy
for the bite of rabid dogs. This inval
uable recipe has been in the possession of
Mr. John Townsend, of Appoquiiiimink
Hundred, for years, who has tested its
unfailing efficacy iu some thirty
upon animals which were bitten by rabid
dogs. In every case where this medicine
was administered, the animal recovered.
And in cases of animals, bitten by the
same dog, where this medicine was not
given, they died from hydrophobii
Townsend obtained this recipe from a de
ceased relative, and he from a German
who paid for it the sum of £50. Mr.
Crouch will supply this medicine to any
one who may need it, and who will ad
dress him at this place.
Grand Strawdeury Festival,
Benefit of the Town Hall. —Now for
A long pull aud a strong pull, aud a
pull all together ! Let everybody turn out
and attend the meeting at the Town Hall,
at 3 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon next, to
make arrangements for the Grand Straw
berry Festival, which the Directors have
decided to hold on Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday, and Saturday, the 9th, 10th, lltli
aud 12th of June, for the benefit of the
Town Hall. The Board of Directors need
money to complete the edifice, and they
know that they will not appeal in vain to
the liberality and public spirit of this com
munity. Sec announcement in another
FOR Till-:
Carncross a- Dixie Comi.no.— This cel
ebrated Minstrel troup have been engaged
for two nights, Monday and Tuesday 14th
and 15tli of June, at the Town Hall, for
the benefit of Public School No 00, of this
town. Tickets 50 cents. The Hall will
of course be packed to its utmost capacity.
Further notice will be given in due time.
We received, on Thursday, a penchtree
twig about twelve inches iu length, which
contained thirteen peaches as largo as par
tridge eggs. It was from the Somerset
county orchard of Mr. Samuel Townsend,
who will have from throe to four thousand
baskets of the finest peaches from three
year old trees, Hale's Early.
Remarkable Change of Temperature.
—On Wednesday last, tho thermometer
registered 90°. On Thursday eveuin<r the
mercury had fallen to 40 p , a difference of
fifty degrees.
0n Wednesday three droves of cattle
nn .i „ ,
, ** ® m U P t ,pm Maryland,
t( i >e sanie ay, wo other droves of
I • n ! 0WC J clawarc; some for
" ud 80W ° for
The Adelphia Lodge, Knights of Py
tUas, will give a strawberry Festival at
tho Court House in New Castlo, coni m en -
cing on the 9th of June, and continuing
three days.
A little son of Mr. Moody Rothwell,
about six years of age, fell out of
car t on Tuesday last, and broke his
little below the shoulder,
tho broken limb, and he is now doing well.
A camp meetiug, under the auspices of
the M. E. Church, South, will be held
in tho woods of David Clements, Esq.
near Chesterville, Kent county, Md.
meneiug on tho 6th of August next.
Wilmington has had an elopement. The
"good looking wife" of an old man, and a
"gentleman" who occasionally visited her,
scampered off together.
Frank Collins, of tho Ilygenia House,
has completed his pier, 300 feet long, and
the Chicopee now stops at Cullius' Beach
twice a week.
an ox
arm a
Dr. Barr set
In Memory of the Fallen.— This day
(May 29) has been set apart, in Pennsyl
vania, for decorating the graves of the
soldiers slain iu battle, and tho following
manly order, from " Post 19, Grand Army
of the Republic," is enough to start the
tear of sympathy unbidden to the eyelids
of the most callous. Ail honor to the
men who cpuld promulgate sucli an order :
Headquarters PostXO, Grand Army of the Republic,
Htpartrnent tf Pennsylvania, May 14, 1869.
Comrades oi-Foht 19 :—The day set apart (May
29) Cor decoravhg the graves of our fallen coin
be here. * • Wishing to
bury forever the harsh feelings engendered by tile
war, Post 19 has decided not to pass by the graves
of tlie Confédérales sleeping in our lines, but to di
vide eaeli year between the blue und the gray the
first floral offerings of a common country. We
have no powerless foes, I*oBt 19 thinks of the
Southern dead only as brave men.
A. It. Calhoun, Post Commander.
Auo. H. Saurman, Adjutant.
■rades will.
"Let us uavk Peace." —A contempo
rary says of this piece of clap-trap from
President Grant:—Coming from the mouth
of a man who is holding the South under
an iron despotism, who is treating as po
litical outcasts thousands upon thousands
of the purest and most intelligent of the
white population of that section, and who
is maintaining the domination of the ig
norant negro over the people of his own
race and blood, the words "Let us have
peace" breathe only mockery and discord.
Effects of Protection.
In a recent report to the Legislature of
Massachusetts, General II. K. Oliver made
an appalling statement of the condition of
the manufacturing population of New Eng
land. Ho says of the great manufacturers of
that section, that they "have beou engag
ed as such for several generations ; yet the
man or the family that has been iu their
employ and come out of it with more than
enough for a decent interment is yet to be
found." "A helpless crowd of workers,
the oppression of low wages, inevitable
poverty and a disguised serfdom, a rich
master, a poor servant, and a mean popu
lation—such is the story of manufacturing
in Old England, and such is the story of
manufacturing in New England." That
able and temperate Republican journal, the
Springfield Republican, endorses General
Oliver's report as "at ultraMi/yowl des
cription of uhat most of us
This is what "protection" has done for la
bor iu Massachusetts. Protection for home
industry indeed 1 The real workingman
is worked upon a miserable pittance till lie
dies, and then not left more than enough
to put him away decently in the grave.
The New York Tribune estimates "that
there are at this moment half a million of
people within sight of our city's steeples,
who are hungry aud destitute, because
they can find nothing to do." Yet the
Tribune is the chief advocate of tho policy
which impedes the commerce on which so
many people are dependent.
If the present Congressional policy of
hostility to American commerce be not
changed, and that speedily, we will soon
sink into comparative insignificance as a
maritime nation. From 1801 to 1807 the
registered tonnage of the country decrea
sed fifty-four per cent, or nearly one mil
lion five hundred thousand tons. Instead
of the natural gain of 53 3-8 per cent the
uctual loss, making due allowance for new
measurement, is 2,200,597, or areal loss
of 08 per cent. While the British sup
port 104 lines of steamers to foreign coun
tries, and 08 British steamers pass be
tween United States ports and Europe,
the United States flag is nowhere seen
floating abroad at the mast-head of on
American steamer. All this is the result
of Radical legislation, and yet they claim
to be par excellence, the party of protec
tion to American interests and industry.
They protect the few at the expense of the
many. They uphold by class legislation
a half-dozen enterprises, while all the rest
are taxed heavily for that purpose. Their
paper money system sits like a nightmare
upon the welfare of tho working people,
and iu order to divert publie attention
from tho real cause of the disease which
is now prostrating the material interests of
producers, such political tinkers as Carey
and Greeley and Kelley cry out protec
tion, protection to American industry.
It is true American industry docs need
protection, but it is from the party now
in power. They have killed the commerce
of the country by unwise and partial
laws, and will strangle manufactures in a
like manner iu the. end. Paper money,
an expensive government, swarins of of
fice-holders to steal, squander and appro
priate, and a President who opens the trea
sury to the clamor of politicians, are the
curses of the country at the present time.
From these, working men and capitalists
need deliverance. While such influences
are potent to command, labor will be trod
den down and the masses each day ap
proach nearer the condition of serfs and
have »een.
France. —The elections for the Corps
Legislatif eomraeuccd in Franco on Sun
day last, and continued two days. Great
excitement prevailed over all parts of the
Empire, and the opposition gained six and
lost three members. The London Times,
of Tuesday morning in au editorial on the
French elections, says the chief cities re
pudiate the idea of the empire, and the re
vival of political activity will result fro
a verdict which condemns personal gov
ernment. The restoration of parliamen
tary government may conciliate the exist
ing feeling ; by such means ouly can the
Emperor expect to mitigate an opposition
which has not yet become auti-dynastic.
The following casualties occurred iu
New York harbor on Tuesday :
Philadelphia steam tug Wm. Parks ex
ploded her boiler and three men were se
verely injured, two of whom are not ex
pected to recover. The steamer Norwalk
was run into aud sunk by a tug—she was
valued at §40,000. The Austrian ship
Figliu was sunk by a collision with tho
steamer Russia. No lives lost.
Yesterday was the time appointed by
Governor Bowie for the execution of
Geo. Truman, the negro who was convict
ed of murdering a strauger near the Point
of Rocks last January. The Frederick
Union states that Truman has made
fession, in whieli he says this was the sec
ond murder committed by him.
a oon
Beecher says " all men are ridiculous
in spots, and some men are ridiculous all
Beecher, for instance.
The New Orleans, Opelousas and Great
Western Railroad was sold by the U. S.
Marshal at New Orleans yesterday, for
Yellow fever and earthquakes still pre
vail in Feru, and the small pox continues
in Panama.
Ex-President Pierce was in Baltimore
the other day at the mooting of tire Cincin
nati Society.
Brigham Youug is said to he the third
largest depositor in tho Bank of England.
The late Tribune despatch about the tri
ple alliance proves to have been a canard.
The Grand Lodge of Good Templars of
North America is in session at Oswego.
A fire at Eau Claire, Wisconsin, on Sun
day, destroyed forty buildings.
George Peabody, Esq. sails from Lon
don for New York to-day.
Itfin» of Nnva.
The Harbor-Grace (Newfoundland)
Standard says : News has reached hero of
tho loss of some twenty women at Twillin
gate and neighborhood, and some men,
who were drowned in attempting to land
from the ice on which thoy wero in quest
of seals. A letter from King's Cove, Bon
avista Bay, reports the loss of seven men,
caused by tho great sea among tho ice.
In Baltimore, Tuesday, a clerk of tho
Harndcn Express took apackgaoof money
to deliver to George J. Howard, in Charles
street. When ho entered Howard's room,
he was gagged by two men and robbed of
§1(1,UUU, which he had for delivery at dif-
ferent places; Tho robbers then locked
him in and escaped. Howard was not
present at tho robbery. They have siucc
been arrested.
- Miss Ida Forbes, a young lady residing
at Glen's Falls, New York, was attaekeu
by an unknown man, in front of her resi
dence, on Monday, aud beaten badly with
missiles. One stone struck her under tho
right eye, inflicting a fearful wouud. The
scoundrel escaped, and no clue can be had
to his motives for the assault.
Thomas Coon, a resident of Bethel
Township, Munroe County, Ohio, coui
mittid suicide on the 25th of April. Hi»
body was not fourni until the 12th of May.
Hu had hung himself to a tree, near the
ground, lie had been pulled down by
dogs, and his body was so mutilated as to
be recognized only by the clothes he wore.
President Grant has issued a proclam
ation directing that in accordance with the
act of Congress eight hours shall constitute
a day's work for all laborers, mechanics
and workmen employed by or for the
Government, and that no reduction of
wages shall bo made on that account.
A man named Isaac Wilson in Bergen
City, New Jersey, is charged with getting
his brother Robert Wilson, intoxicated, and
causing him to convey to him §25,000
worth of property. Robert died some time
since, and there is now suspicion of foul
play of a still more serious character.
Tho Silver Wave, a small passenger
steamer plying on the Schuylkill, between
Philadelphia and Manayunk, capsized and
sunk Sunday afternoon. She was crowded
with ladies and children, but all escaped
except one child, the water being shallow.
In Now York, Wednesday, 19th inst.
the Irving Bank messenger placed §25,
000 in tho hands of tho messenger of the
Corn Exchange Bank, for delivery to the
latter institution, and neither the money
nor the messenger to whom it was given
have beou seen since.
Among the new and inexperienced em
ployees of the Treasury Department seve
ral mistakes have occurred recently. It
has been discovered that one clerk has
been drawing three salaries, amounting iu
the aggregate to §4,000. How could that
be a mistake.
The steamer Quaker City was formally
seized at New York Tuesday by order of
the United States District Court and at
the instance of the Spanish Consul, on the
ground that the vessel was intended to give
aid to the Cuban insurgents..
The French elections indicate, according
to the London Times, the repudiation of
tho idea of the Empire. The restoration
of pailiamcntary government alone
now mitigate an opposition which has not
yet become anti-dynastic.
Sir Francis Head has resurrected his
correspondence with Secretary Marcy
rising out of the Canadian rebellion of
1837, involving claims upon tho United
States, as an offsetting argument to the
Alabama eluims.
The people of Neosho Valley have set
about building a railroad from Emporia,
Kansas, to Holden, on the Missouri Pacif
ic Railroad, which will take the trade of
that region to St. Louis instead of Chica
, as at present.
A German paper, the Frei Statz, says
that the marriage Of Mrs. Lincoln, the
widow of the late President Lincoln, with
Count Schuiidtzwcil, grand chamberlain of
the Duke of Baden, is spoken of in high
'1 he Memphis Commercial Convention
adjourned Saturday.
Among the proceed
ings of the day was a resolution requesting
Congress to put the telegraph syste
dur the control of the Postmaster Geueral
Hester Vaughn, wli
was convicted of
child murder in Pennsylvania, and sen
tenced to he hung, hut was pardoned by
Governor Geary, sailed from New York
for England some days ago.
Leonard Huyck, President of the late
Merchants' Rauk in Washington, who was
convicted of stealing its funds aud senten
ced to three years' imprisonment, has been
granted a new trial.
Some of the country editors of New York
appear to be doing a good business. John
M. l' rancis, of the Troy Times, returns
income of §28,320; and Ellis H. Roberts,
of the Utica Herald, one of §11,511.
Hon. James M. Mason, of Virginia,
formerly United States Senator, and after
wards Commissioner of tho Confederates
in Europe, has returned from Franco and
is in Baltimore on a visit.
In Franklin county, Virginia, on Sun
day, Mrs. Stump, a widow, was outraged,
under circumstances of peculiar atrocity,
by a negro named John Price. The black
brute was arrested.
One of tho heaviest steam cutters in the
service, the Mahoning, has been put on
duty at New York, especially to prevent
the departure of expeditions to Cuba.
Eighteen soldiers were poisoned at bar
racks near Louisville, Saturday, but not
fatally. The poison is supposed to have
been introduced into their food.
In Maine, Iowa, Wisconsin and Mines
ota the temperance organizations havo re
solved to run their own tickets in the next
fall elections.
Mr. McCormick, the reaper man, returns
an income of $231;067.80. His brother
is a poor man, who only made $90,000
last year.
Thirteen divorces were granted in Hamp
den county, Mass, last week. Tho parties
are all "native and to the
It is said that John llusscll Young, late
of the îïew York Tribune, is to be Jay
Cooke & Co.'s financial agent in Europe.
Rochester, N. Y. possesses a clock
which will run four weeks after once wind
ing up, and will play forty-eight tunes.
The truck trade of Norfolk, Va. this
season, it is estimated, will amount to
about §2,000,000.
Jerome A. Johnson aud Joseph T. Cook,
both colored men of the District of Colum
bia, have been appointed to first-class
clerkships iu the Internal Revenue Depart
ment. Johnson is the President of tho
First Ward Republican Club. A colored
man has also been appointed police magis
A contemporary says, that nearly all
the brilliant complexions seen among tho
females of New York are the result of ar
senic eating. Since the introduction of
the "blonde fashion" arsenio eating has
become almost a mania.
The editor of the Norfolk (Va.) Journal
has recently seen a quart of strawberries
which weighed one and three quarter
pounds. Fifteen berries made the quart,
und each measured over three inches and a
half in circumference.
Dr. Kitty, aged seventy years, and for
a long time a Methodist missionary exten
sively known in the west, committed sui
cide on Friday at his home in Dayton,
Cleveland, Ohio, is to be supplied with
pure water by a lake tunnel, similiar to
that of Chicago. The luuncl is to be com
menced at once, aud its cost is estimated
at §300,000.
The President and Mrs. Grant, Secre
tary Boric, Gorge II. Stuart, of Philadel
phia, and other gentlemen, visited the Na
val Acalemy at Annapolis Tuesday.
Queen Victoria was fifty years old
Monday last, 24th of May. England
never more
under her reign.
lion. Roverdy JobttBOn embarked for
Baltimore, on Saturday last, from South
ampton, and is expected to arrive about
the 5th of June.
A lot of tobacco sold at Lynchburg, Va.
on Friday for §500 per cwt.
prosperous or more happy than
Oil the 13th inst. by the Rev. J. France, at the
resilience ol'the bride's father, Mr. Uriah S. Weir,
oi this county, and Miss Lizzie Kemp, of Smyrna,
Kent county, Del.
On the 21st'inst. by the Rev. M. C* Brittain,
Mr. M. Von Culin and Miss M. Elona Way, both
of Baltimore, formerly of Delaware City.
Wheat, Red, prime
$1 BO
Corn yellow,.
Timothy fcSecd.
Clover Seed..
Cliieken8 ( Dressed )
.4 50
.10 75
.25 cts doz
Î3025 cts. 3ft lb,
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18019 " "
16 («il 8 " "
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20^22 " ^
13015 " "
Sides .
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..18019 "
60075 $ bushel,,
oil wheat,
.$1 [email protected] 55
.9 2
. 77 ( 0(80
.$9 25
.$4 ÜO
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Wheat reil.
Corn, New.
....$1 [email protected] 80
$7 50(3(11 25
B utter
Chickens, dressed 17.
20cts. Izard
{Hogs •
Hogs, alive
[Potatoes, round 45..
j Honey
$ 2 . 00 .
The above prices will be puid in cash for pro^
ducc delivered in good order; and we wish to.
say that we keep constantly on hand a good as
sortment of Grocerie
20cts v
20 .
16 .
20 .
20 .,
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isions 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,
W HO Ims not heard of EVANS' CHEAP
CARPET STORE? Where you can buy
much lower than at any other establishment, and
rely upftn all goods being just ns they are repre
sented. This season our stock is unusually large,
comprising the latest styles of BRUSELLS.
SHADES. Elegant Irish Brussels Carpets, yard
wide, from 60 to 75 cents, equal in appearance to
the finest Brussels.
ßdS" Don't buy without examining our low
prices, as we guarantee you a great saving.
No 317 N. Second St. first Carpet Store abovo
Vine St. directly opposite Wood St. Philadelphia,
April 17—2mos.
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 experience, (formerly of Leyden, Holland.)
No. 805 Arch Street, Phila. Testimonials can
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.
228 MARKET STREET, 2nd Door below THIRD
Beady 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
The Proprietor having an experience of over
thirty years in this Business, will guarantee satis
faction to any purchaser.
A full line of
Constantly on hand for
which will be made ia the
At No. 228 Market Street,
^9'The Oldest Established Clothing Emporium
in Df la ware.
Edward Moore,
March 1«— y

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