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It set graves than the Post its ied, MIDDLETOWN, DEL. SATURDAY MORNING, JUNK 6, 18C9. The Alabama Claim*. The follies and frailties of public men have originated nearly all the wars that have afflicted our race. Patriotism,—love of country, prido of country—is a good thiug, when idulgcd in moderation ; but, when it arrays men in antagonistic factions, and fosters within them antagonistic feel causing them to forget that they are of one common brotherhood ; when it fo ments ill blood and strife between nations, setting men by the cars and causing them to slaughter each other, its character is changed, and instead of being a good thing it becomes a positive evil. If reason could have fair play, and men's passions were not permitted to warp tlieir better judg ment, they would be better able to perceive • the truth and discern the right in all in ternational questions, as well as affairs between individuals. Generally speaking, there is a modicum of right and wrong on both sides, or, in familiar parlance "there are two sides to every question.' But, if our love of country or our prejudice will let us sec but one side, why of course we shall not be able to arrive at correct conclusions, and we are as likely to be in its the wrong as in the right. The Alabama no question, it strikes us, is somewhat in this category. A furor of excitement has sprung out of it, on both sides of tho At lantic, and much empty vaporing and swaggering has been the result ; but it is already subsiding, and there is not the re motest probability of war. The speech of Mr. Sumner, followed by the rejection of the Johnson-Stanley treaty, and that by the rant of Senator Chandler, and the bel licose tone of the Radical press, very na turally ruffled the not very amiable tem per of Mr. Bull, and ho is by no means in a very good humor. We think the position of the two countries may be fa miliarly illustrated in this wise : Brother Jonathan having pulled off bis coat and shaken bis fist under Mr. Bull's nose, the latter begins to roll up bis sleeves and put himfeelf in a defensive attitude. Whereat Brother Jonathan puts on his coat and says that lie didn't moan anything. Mr. Bull, not easily appeased when his ire is once kindled, still shakes his head and grumbles at a prodigious rate. He can not wholly excuse or justify himself in the matter of the Alabama, but be deals Bro nia. as tlier Jonathan some home thrusts ns an offset to the latter's charges of dereliction against him in permitting that vessel to go to sea to prey upon American commerce. He points to the affair of the steamer Car oline, an American steamer which conveyed men aud munitions of war to the Cana dian insurgents during tho McLeod rebel lion. He points to the Fenian raids into Canada, more recently, which hostile dem onstrations were organized in and marched from thix-eountry. And lastly, lie points to the various expeditions which are being fitted out here against Cuba, and triumph antly asks what right tins * Brother Jona than to vaunt his injured innocenee after such conduct as this—what right has he to claim indemnity for the spoliations of the Alabama, when lie has refused indem nity or apology for the acts of the Caro line, and for the raids into Canada during the McLeod rebellion, nnd during the later Fenian difficulties? He consented, however, for the sake of peace and at the earnest solicitation of this government, through Mr. Secretary Seward and Mr. Minister Johnson, to refer all such ques tions, now. pending between the two gov ernments, to a joint commission for set tlement. But Jonathan got into one of his high tautrums, and refused to ratify such an agreement, after first seeking it. AVhercnt Mr. Bull told him, not very po litely, that ho might go to tho -. Jonathan wont go to that unmentionable personage, hut has decided to go again to Mr. Bull, through his scrvant-Mr. Motley, and with blaudcr aspect try his hand once more at chaffering, since by bullying he has discovered there is a chance of getting " more «kicks than coppers." * Such is the present aspect of this busi ness. Thc unprejudiced mind has seen that there is a mefflicuni of right on both swk*. Both have claims for injuries and grievances sustained at the hands of thc other. A treaty was entered into to set tle these grievances by arbitration, but that treaty was rejected, after the foolish «pooch of thc Massachusetts demagogue, and what have we gained by this injudi, c»us course ? AVliy, we have found our selves in a false and untenable position from'which we are obliged to recede, with some loss of self-respect, thc legitimate result of demagogues undertaking to do thc business of Statesmen. The Easton, Md. Journal says:—The work of tracklaying on the Maryland and Delaware Rail Road is rapidiy progress ■w ' Bug, and the contractors expect to bave thc ::^^^ork completed to Easton in four weeks. *-*- «— . . - Hvvcr.lv Johnson, our lati Minis Mi England, is expected home about time. Tho Baltimore City Council witl hotter hl(U by a public.reception. ' The Middletown TVitMfrMknowsftbout things. It stated in to-day's issue that "thisday lias been set apart in Pennayltanta for decorating the graves of the soldiers." Apart from the contemptuous sneer couched iu the foregoing extract, it de mands some notice at our hands. The Transcript does not pretend to know more than its contemporaries. It may possibly know as much as some of them. When the Transcript published the order of Post 19, G. A. It., located in Pennsyl vania, it presumed the Post aforesaid knew its owu location, where its dead were bur ied, and at what time it proposed to dec orate their graves. As that time was de clared to be tho 29th of May, and as Get tysburg happens to bo in that State, and some thousands of fallen soldiers lie cn isdiction belongs to Pennsylvania, fond of seizing upon any trifling tliiug which it tliiuks may serve to turn its con temporaries into ridicule. We crave not its pardon, therefore, for saying of it, in no Pio Wickian sense: tombed at that place, wc don't sec the apt ness of italicising the word Pennsylva nia. Perhaps the Wilmington paper does. The Transcript knew that there were sol diers buried in other places, and that other days had been set apart for decorating their graves, the 30th, the day set apart as general memorial day, falling on Sun day. But it spoke of Post 19, whose jur In our brief acquaintance with the Commercial, we have noticed that it is " It is a note of upstart littleness To observe and watch for those poor trifles Which nobler minds neglect and scorn." By the subjoined article which wo clip from the Baltimore Gazette, it would ap pear that some of the fruit growers in tho southern tier of counties on the Western Shore of Maryland, purpose to avail them- thc to for Philadelphia selves of tho Delaware Rail Road to con vey their fruit to the Philadelphia and New York markets. AVhile we resided in St. Mary's county, vessels from Salis bury came to the Patuxent river aud pur chased apples, pears, damsons, quinces and other fruit, conveyed it to Salisbury and put it on thc cars aud New York market. Col. Plowden lives on the Potomac, and finds it more convenient to ship to CrisfieW. But the distance aud the freight are greater than via Salisbury. Makyland Peaches.—W e have receiv ed from Col. E. J. Plowden, of Mileutown, St. Mary's county, several specimens of well grown peaches. Those known Ilale's Early, measure now about four inches in circumference and nre expected to ripen ten days to two weeks earlier than similar fruit on the Eastern Shore. Col. Plowdeu's peach orchard is planted on a hill side, with a southern exposure, facing the Wicomico. His large crop will, in all probability, go to Philadelphia and New York, by tug-boat to Crisneld, nnd thenee direct by rail to market. Unfor tunately, there is no means of communi cation sufficiently prompt with Washing ton or Baltimore for such a perishable crop. If Colonel P's enterprise proves a success it will naturally enhance the value of farm lands in his neighborhood. of as The Delaware AAGiipping-Post Cast Into the Shade. —In an article on " Pri son Life," In Part-aril's MoniTihj for JuneT" L. Gaylord Clark writes: I have spoken of punishments in prison. I have seen them all administered, and take the liberty of asking whether, in abolishing thc eat-o-ninc-tails, other pun ishments have not been substituted which are really less humane? Tho dark, un ventilated dungeon, the occupant subsist ing on bread and water ; tho horrible yoke, or crucifix ; tho douche, and espe cially the terrible shower hath ; are not all these worse than prescribed stripes, graduated in proportion to the character of the offence ? I went with the late Professor Mapes once to see a prisoner puuished with tho donehe, the first " water cure" of pug nacity, introduced for tho first time, I be lieve, in this country, at tho Moyamen sing, in Philadelphia. The culprit, the little thin stream of water began to drop on the top of his head, commenced to laugh ; but presently his eyes began to gleam, and appeared to be almost starting* out of his head, and at last he screamed out in agony, and exclaimed : "Oh, for God's sake, stop.! stop! I'll never offend again." Yet what was this in comparison with thc strangling shower baths now in use at tho Auburn and Sing Sing Prisons, They are torture intensified ; and the wailing, the howling which goes up from thc strug gling sufferers, not ono of your readers could ever hear but once. Undoubtedly, a prison should be a placo of punishment, from which men should ro il jvith horror, a place of real suffering, painful to the memory, terrible to the im agination, hut convicts are sent thither to be reformed as well as punished—not to he killed outright, ns has been the case both at Auburn and Sing-Sing, within tho space of two or throe yearn-—and, at the latter within two months. The Phladelphia Age inakcB the follow ing facetious refercnco to a recent 'inter view between President Grant and Sena tor Boss :— Wc are happy to announce that (faint and Ross, between whom a little " un pleasantness" occurred several weeks ago, had a " pleasant interview" at tho white Dause on Monday last. R. it seems was Only joking when he told G. to " go to—," d is now glad he didn't do it. It is all quiet on the Potomac. an Tfidro arc said to be nearly 100 small pox cases at tho hospital on Blackwell's Island, N. Y. mainly among German and cen sept up Irish ctnig«|nts who have from Castle Garden. 1.ÜCAL AUl AldS. the Installation at St. Georges. —Rov. David J. Beale was installed pastor of tho Presbyterian Cburch at St, Georges on Tuesday. The Church organization at St. Georges dates from 1092, when tho first house of worship was erected. Tho cele brated Whitefield preached there in the last century, during his first visit to this country. About the same time he preach-, cd in Philadelphia, standing on the steps of the court-house. It was night,'and a lad of some sixteen years stood beside him, holding a lantern for tho speaker's conve nience. So impressed was the boy by the solemn manner and matchless eloquence of Mr. Whitefield, that, forgetting his duty, he lat the lantern fall, and the light was extinguished. That hoy afterwards be came a minister, and was pastor of St. George's church when Whitefield returned here nearly twenty years later. It was John Rogers, afterwards the first Blodcra tor of the General Assembly of the Pres byterian Church in America. IIandsomeIv Done.—T he second game of base ball between tho Academic Base Ball Club, of Middletown, and tbo Reli ance, Jr. of Odessa, was played iu Mid dletown, on Saturday last, in the^presenee of a,large number of spectators, among whom were a goodly number of ladies, and persons in carriages from the country. Victory again favored Middletown by a Score of 58 to 27 ; time of the game four hours. When tho result was announced the Odessa nine proposed three cheers for the Middletown nine. The compliment was responded to in like manner by the Middletown Club. After the cheering sub sided the 5Iiddletown Club invited their guests to Deakyne's, to partake of ice cream. The innings were about equal in this latter contest, and after this inter change of courtesy and kindly feeling the contestants separated for their respective homes. thc Canal S ' 1DC0 il was completed. It has even exceeded thc immense business done during the war, the receipts ranging from $10,000 to $17,000 per week. Over a million of baskets of peaches arc expected to ho shipped through tho Canid this sea son. Tho Canal encountered some ill luck last week, liowovcr, having had no less than three boats sunk—a New York Propeller, a freight barge, and a Phila delphia boat. The barge was laden with 100 tous of coal, and the officers and men had to work day and night, to clear thc Canal, until all hands were nearly worked down. The business on the Chesapeake and Del aware Canal, has been greater, so far, this season, than ever was known upon of a in More Perfect Prodigies in the way of Prodigious Peach Products. —AVe were shown, on Saturday last, several peach twigs, taken from the Kent, Md. or chard of Hon. B. T. Biggs, near Milling tou. One of about six inches iu length had thirteen well developed peaches on it, and another about ten inches in length had thirty-five. These specimens were of the Hale's Early and Crockett White vaiioties, three years old. Tho gentleman who presented them to us thought they surpassed in numbers the specimen presen ted to us tho week previous, from Mr. Townsend's Somerset orchard. They were not so large, however. as The crowning glory of tho Town Hall steeple, a handsome iron railing, was put up on Monday last, by Messrs. Hall and I Cox, two of the Directors, assisted by J. | T. Budd. It has uow a finished appear ance, which adds much to its beauty. Af ter the Festival, we suppose we shall have the Auditorium and the pavement finished; which, with tho replacing of a few smoked globes and broken chimneys on thc chan deliers, and thc mending of a broken win dow-pane, will he about all that is required to be done, except to keep the building clean. A good janitor will attend to that. in un not tho be to to I'll with at They placo ro im to he both space latter The Peninsular Fruit Growers' As sociation.— Thc next meeting of this As sociation will ho held in Dover, on Tues day, June 15th, and it is hoped that there will be an unusually large attendance, AA'e understand that the Railroad tax im posed by tho last Legislature will he sidered, and measures taken either to have it repealed or its constitutionality tested before the proper tribunal. Let all peach growers bo present aud ltcqr the plaus of fered for their relief. Affray atElkton.— On Saturday night an affray occurred at Elkton, Md. in the course of which a man named John Mc Cawlcy was stabbed in both breasts and probably fatally wounded, and cd Jacob Lottman stabbed once or twice qnd very seriously injured. Two named Abram Shivery and Henry Bell, charged with the stabbing, have been ar rested. coll a man nam meu It was expected that the new Rail Road between Townsend and Massey's would be formally opened with appropriate monies on the 4th of July, hut wo learn that the road will not l>e completed before the lUtli. Track laying has been retarded somewhat, by thc unfinished grading, and hy the want of material, which has nof been supplied as fast as it was needed. Running Match.—T here will be a run ning race over the Warwick course, Tuesday afternoon next, Juno 8 th, bo tween 3 and 5 o'clock, fob $100 a side, between Tony, entered hy B. M. Craw ford, and Fannie Rhinor, cntcrod by J. McFord: j^istanco (500 yard», two best in three. Mr. David McKee lias fitted up a Soda Water Fountain at his provision store, in •this town, where he will jlispcDso this cool ing draught to tho thirsty, nt five, cents per glass. The sixty-third annual communication of tho M. W. Grand Lodgo of A. F. A. BI., of the Stato of Delaware, will be held in Masobic Hall, Wilmington on, Mon' day, Jupe 28th—A. L. 5869, The vote on lay representation in the BI. E. Church, will take place here Thursday thc 24th of June. Tho Commercial says, Hon. James A. Bayard has been quite ill for several dnytu with an attack of varioloid. / Don't forget tho meoting in aid of ,44 k ; Town Hall Festival, in the Town Flail, this afternoon at 4 o'clock. ' cere on Sena (faint un ago, white was all on small and up A. to srs. fore and les The busy note of , coming poach crop is heard on every band. Baskets are beginning to bo moved into the country to fill tho orders of the or ehardist 8 , and tho supply is not equal to the demand. 5Iost of the baskets used here are manufuctrued in New Jersey, and the price has advanced from 30 to 30 cts. Six cars of Strawberries for New Cork, and four for Philadelphia, pass over the Delaware ltailroad five days in the week. Each oar will carry 9,200 quarts, which makes an aggregate of 90,000 quarts per day. for the Mr. ,Wm. Fairbanks of this town, drove over to Odessa on Blonday night last, and bitched his horse opposite bis father's resi dence, when some miscreant cut his har ness to pieces. Tho authorities of the Methodist Epis copal Church, of this town,' have decided to admit instrumental music in the Church. The organ is expected to bo duly installed to-morrow. 'a » Messrs. Polk & Hyatt, of Odessa, Dei. will have a Sue crop of raspberries, this season. Tlieir raspberry field is a sight Kb ich R does one good to behold. The Middletown Building Loan fund ranged between 24 apd 29 per cent. pre- > lnium, at the last monthly meeting, on Thursday evening. The Whipping Post and Pillory.— Under (lie above caption most of the Rad ical papers on the peninsula, and some North of us, are pouring out the vials of wrath upon the little Demftcratio State of Delaware. And tho fact, that Delaware, in dealing out justice, lays the lash on white and black alike, seems no measure of relief to tho harrowed feelings of these disciples of nioral suasion. Tho leading object of all punishment is to prevent crime by placing such a pena.lty before the eyes of the evil disposed as will restrain them.' Tho whipping post and the pillory appear to have at least equal force with confine ment in penitentiaries, and they are deci dedly moro economical. As to tho hu manityof tho punishment, we cannot see in what respect human cagesjiave the ad vantage. AVe have no desire Iß see either the Whipping Post ortho Piilory re-es tablished in our Stato, hut the crowded condition of our penitentiary raises the inquiry whether this mode of punishment has not failed to restrain crime within such limits as might be attained by some other nndlcss expensive method. Tho peniten tiary seems to ho hut slight terror to a large class of evil-doers. At a heavy ex pense to tho counties the large number of larcenies are prosecuted to conviction and then the offender is maintained at a bur densome expense to the State. Would it not he better if this class of offenders were punished iu some manner that their labor would help to re-imburse tho county trea sury. Large sums are yearly expended upon our county roads. Alight not the labor of convicts he. made available for carrying on these improvements. AVe believd the daily exposition, of the shame of the «offender, iu this maunor, would be more effectual in the prevention of crime ; and properly managed the systoni would ho certainly self-sustaining.'— Chesterton n Transcript. a G goyne's house and tpmahwked-Hrst Kim and then his wife and three children. All their bodies were found together ; his fully dressed, the children in their night clothes and Mrs. Gasgoync's partially so, as if she had been disturbed by a noise and had attempted to dress herself in consequence'. The bodies of two men, Edward Rich ards and John Milne, were also found similarly tomahawked ; and close to where thc redoubt had stood before the party burnt it, that of the Rev. John Whitely wns lying, shot with five bullets, beside his dead horse. He was tho oldest of thc AVeslcyan missionaries still in harness, having arrived in New Zealand in 1833. During the fierceness of the late war# his life seemed safe everywhere, and the pres ent determination of the rebels could not be more thoroughly exemplified than in murdering and stripping him of his coat and waistcoat. Thc generally supposed leader of the small party who committed the murder was a native for whom he stood godfather when lie baptized him. The Last Massacre in New Zealand. I of the massacre of eight settlers at Tltran J. | aki, New Zealand, by the natives. The account says: On Friday night, the 12th of February, or early on Saturday morning, a party of natives must have called at Lieut. Gns —The English papers give tho particulars of the Mc and ar Novel Sfort.—T he enterprising citi zens of Jacksonville, Fla. have bee# amus ing themselves with an alligatorr aise. Five young animals were' entered ; (tlic puree Nvas $50, Cost two in three, Spotted Tail; a frisky youngster, bolted the track, and " went for'' the spectators. Then Gazelle and Boston Roy. acted in tho saute un seemly manner, and thereby lost # good lace on the track, and were outstripped y Nimble Jack and Champion Maid. At thc second heat, Champion Maid came iu ahead, but at the third Nimbi». Jack again did justioo to his name. Ajl the animals are in training for another race to come off in a few days. be learn and nof run bo side, J. best Soda in cool cents A. held Mon' the A. dnytu / ,44 k ; Flail, cere on Gladstone's hill for tfie disestablishment of thc Irish Church ing in tho House of Commons on Monday evening last. Tho ministerial majority was one* hundred and fourteen. This is a gain since Mr. Gladstone came into power. Will tho House of Lords defeat tho bill after suoh a demonstration ? Possibly. But the tide of liberal mount thq higher an when it is-subjected to temporary checks and a third read progress will only a rage the fiorcet' dan ft. CuIan Akfairs.—T ho Cubans and (Tu ba syfBputhisers hero says the National Intelligencer, are iu high spirits over tho rdeent news froln that island. Du ring thc last month three dîltinçt cargoes of arms and ammunition have been safely landed in Cuba, with the strong pre sumption that a fourth lias surety reached 'ts destination ; tho effect of winch, they say, is already prcccptiblc in recent fights, according to Spanish admissions, on Protentnnt Episeopnl Church—Animal Con vention of the Diocese of Delaware. Tho-Convention of the Protestant Epis copal Church, of tho Diocese of Delaware, assembled in Christ Church, Delaware City, on Wednesday morning last. Rev. Alfred Lee, D. D. of the Diocese, called the Convention to order at 9 o'clock, A. M. The Secretary, S. 51. Curtis, Esq. called the names of the clergy entitled to seats, when the following answered to their names : Rt. Rev. Alfred Lee, D. D. ; Drs. Mc Cabe, Clem son, and Morsclle ; Rev. Mes srs. Brcck, DuIIamcl, Ellis, Hall, Littcll, Latimer, Ncwbold, McKim, Spencer, Mar shall, Harrison, Redlos, Murphy and True. The usual number of lay delegates were present from the different ohurches, The Convention took a recess at a quarter be fore ten o'clock, to attend divino service. Tho services were conducted by the Rishop, assisted by Rev. Dr. Clcmson, Rev. 5Icssrs. Marshall, McICim, Brock and Latimer. Rev. Dr. McCabe, of Middletown, preached the Convention sermon, which was a truly scriptural and practical dis course on justification by faith as tho only way of salvation for lost and perishing sin ners.. After the sermon Rev. G. A. Rcd les (Bishop Lee's assistant) was ordained Presbyter. The Convention re-assembled at 3 o'clock, to transact tho usual business. In the evening a missionary meeting was held. Rev. Mr. Harrison of Newark, delivered an oxoollont address on the sub ject of Missions. Other addresses were also made. Tho Bishop then called the Convention to order and after transacting some further business the Convention ad journed by singing the Gloria in Excelsis and benediction by the Bishop. The churches in tho Diooeso arc in a prospering condition, as the numbers con firmed are larger than usual— Commer cial. ed ber the er did lit: at of the the of of of ed to of of of os Distances on the Pacific Railroad.—* Thc leading points on the line, and their distance from Omaha, will bo found in the following table : . nan AVION Feet Mile». Stations. Omaha... Fremont. Columbus. Kearney. North Platte. Julesburg. Cheyenne..«.. Sherman, sum't of B. II Laramie. lten ton. 967 1,215 46 1,4 oi 190 ,830 290 3,557 6,062 8,262 7,143 7,534 374 517 576 690 G re 820 er Fort Bridger .. Weber Canon«. Humboldt Wells... Humboldt Lake... Big Lend Truckce Truckee Itiver. Summit of Sierras Cisco. Alta. Colfax. Sacramento. Stockton. San Francisco. 15 ,209 995 4,654 5,650 1,213 1,493 1,534 1,605 1,017 4,047 4.217 ,880 ,042 ■ 1 U 1 , 0 ! 1,025 i.448 1,007 1,721 1,790 1,845 no 56 James E. Robius was arrested in Buffa lo Tuesday, charged with robbing the dead body of Frank Walker, a civil engineer, killed at the Angola disaster, on the Erie Railroad, eighteen mouths since, of a gold watch. The watch was recently brought to Walker's father, a jeweller in that city, for repairs, who recoguized it, aud put the case iu thc bauds of detectives, who traced it through six holders to Robius, the par ty now under arrest. It is officially reported in Havana that c another heavy engagement has Udion-pfecS between the Spanish troops aud the tilli "Eustcra, and that thc latter were despoiled of four cannon and "all other munitions." the city is, nevertheless, in a great state of excitement, aud riots are teared. Pri vate despatches in cypher, received iu Bal timoré, Wednesday, announce that tight ing was already going on in the streets of Havana. 7_ * " * ,.. An interesting young girl named Nancy king, °f 5 0t ' fourteen years, was suffocated t0 at Hie Syracuse llouso, in feyra cusp, N. Y. on Monuay night, upon re bhé turned off tho gas and extin gntshed the light, but through ignorance l T urn , eJ ,lic ß as °, n a g ain and went to bed. J" *hejnormng tho door of her room was ora ^ open, and the girl was found dead, The now Spanish Constitution was final ty'kdopted by the Cortes J uesday night, hereupon it was announced that the Re •P u hlicjwis, though opposed to the monarch ial clauses, would support and follow the P'ajonty. General O Donnell, while ad dressing the Spanish Cortes Ai ednesday, fpll dead m a fit of apoplexy. The decrease of the public debt, accord ing to the official statement, turns out greater than was expected. Since March 1 st the decrease has amounted to more than twenty millions ; and during the month of May it footed up $13,384,777AI7. Ocean penny postage was advocated by Seely in tlic English House of Cora l(Wins, Tuesday night. The Marquis of Hastings doubted tho success of negotia tions having that object in view. There have been 1,500 accessions to the Orthodox Friends' Society, in this country during tho past year. Tlie total member ship including branches in Canada and Great Britain, is 82,000, . The New York State Temperance Con vention hjy resolved that the salo of li quors is a crime and requests both, politi cal parties to nominato prohibitionists for office. An effort to organize a temperance party failed. In thc month of May the Secretary of the' Treasury sold five millions of gold, receiv ing therefor seven millions in currency. He also bought $3,070,000 worth of bonds at a premium of about $700,000 in cur rency. The first divorce ever granted in the State of South Carolina was decreed at GrecnviUc on tho 21st, a wife obtaining a decroe on tho ground of ill-treatment and abandonment. A camp meeting will bo held at or near Goldsborough Station, Caroline county, Md. commencing July 30th. Also one nt Chilton's woods, commencing August 0 th. 4k The customs officers at New York Wed nesday seized $40,000 worth of jowelry found on tho persons of two passengers on the. steamer Jayu. Mr. a the ped six Items ot Xcwi. Henry Ward Beecher on Sunday preach ed against tho schemes of church union, whether planned .by Pope, Protestant or Pagan, taking the novel ground that the strength of the Christian lies in the num ber of tho existing denominations. He hopes to»see the sects increase in number rather than combine, aud prefers to have the Gospel preached by wicked men rath er than not have it preached at all. He did not claim originality for these novel ideas, but showed that they were in conso with those of that astute lawyer, St. nanec Paul. A Washington letter says : Tho scenes at Arlington on Saturday last are still dis cussed, and the action of tho Grand Army of the Republic in removing flowers from the graves of the Confederate dead, and the stationing of a guard around them, to prevent by military- force further decora tion, is. generally condemned by Republi cans who fought for their country instead of preying upon it. The Liverpool Mercury publishes a list of fourteen ships which liave sailed on voy ages across the Atlantic since last October and have not been heard of since. They are supposed to have foundered with nil on board. Truly, those who "go down to the sea iu ships" encounter great peril. More than two hundred households must have of to by becn thrown into mourning by these disas ters. A Jamaica negro fell asleep in the hold of a vessel just leaving Aspiuwall, and re mained there without food or water, until reaching New York, nine days. lie had hard and hungry time of it, as the hatch werc fastened down so that his cries could not be heard,.and the cargo, consist ing of wool, hides, mother-of-pearl, and India-rubber, did not afford much suste nance. The latest kerosene acoident was in Ho boken, when a can of that oil exploded while a reoklcss woman was filling a light ed lamp. She rushed down stairs and in to tho street, enveloped in flame, and was burned to death. Her husband frantic with fright, threw his little hoy out of the window and thou jumped after him, kill ing himself. A State Convention of "tlio colored men of .Maryland met at Baltimore Tuesday. Resolutions were adopted asking that col ored apprentices ho admitted in all trades, thanking the President for his.appoiiitmcut of colored office-holders, and pledging sup port to the regular Republican ticket in BInryland. Kodiak Island, in tho Aleutian group of our Alaskan possessions, is covered with the cranberry vine, which produces fruit unsurpassed in size and fluvor. The Ko diak fruit readily commands in the market from fifteen to twenty ceuts per pound more than the Oregon. On Saturday night the hail in Charles county, Marylaud, near Smith's Point in jured the wheat crop considerably, and near The Plains, in Fauquier county, Va. some of the fields of wheat were utterly destroyed, and tho trees stripped of the young fruit. The G os of 2 .•ernor of Maryland offers a re ward of $500 for the person who set fire to the storehouse of Charles T. Bealmear, ill St. George's county, last Friday. The relatives of Mr. Bealmear (who perished in the flames), offer $500 additional. There arc now iu Australia, says the Mark Lane Express, some four millions of cattle and forty millions of sheep, while there are not a million consumers, and the live stock, with abundant pasturage, iu c reases enormo usl y. _ -Elliott's "Mïïls, and several adjoining in dustrial establishments in AVoonsocket, 11. I. were destroyed by fire AVcdnesday night, involving a heavy loss to the owners, and throwing two hundred hands out of ployntenL The Virgiuia authorities have ordered the State Oyster Fleet, tlireo armed pro pellcrs, to guard the dredging hanks against a raid frout^ New York, New Jer se y aD< * Maryland during tho summer months, by of li for the' cur the at a and near one on : cm An oyster was recently fished up at Stamford, Conn, which contained 127 pearls, and one at Now Haven which had 293, varying in size from a buckshot to that of a mustard seed. The snow shed of the Central Pacific Railroad is the biggest building iu the world. It is 10 feet wide, 10 feet high, and 22 miles long, and took about forty million feet of lumber - . Some twenty or thirty persons have been murdered, a'ud half as many* women and children lmvo been carried off, in Western Kansas, during tho past week, by Indian guerilla bands. The corner-stone of the Atlanta, Geor gia, University, a freedtnen's institution, was laid Tuesday, in the presence of thc reigning military powers and several thou sand negroes. Thc Old School Presbyterian Assembly adjourned Tuesday to meet in Pittsburg next November. Tho Now School body, which adjourned on Monday, will meet at the same time and place. At Rochester, N. Y. on Monday, aman nsmed 'Smith fatally stabbed another, named Lima. Smith surrendered himself after going for a doctor for Lima. Josiah Golthwaitc, an estimable* and wealthy citizen of Northbridgo, Mass, com mitted suicide by hanging UitnBclf in his barn on Tuesday morning. Dennis Been, who killed his brother-in law for giving him thc lie,jwas convicted of murder nt Cambridge, Mass. Wednes day, and sentenced to be hung Nine oi)t of every ten American newspa pers sent to France are, it is said, confis cated in the F'rench Rost Offico. So much for an empire. A boat containing nine men was carried over a waterfall, near Lcwistown, Maine, Tuesday, and three of tho party wore drowued. Jealousy cmjsod 4 lawyer's wife to shoot and kill a minister's widow, at Portland, Wednesday, There is a wonderful cow in Kentucky, whose milk turns to solid butter on stirring it with a spoon. Thc waiters in moBt of thc principal ho tels in Now York, struck fur higher wages Tuesday. A store in Indianapolis was robbed of $2000 worth of silks on Saturduy night. Mr. Blotley presented his credentials to Lord Clareudon, \Vcdqesday. ThtwMauch Chunk Gazette thus gives the effect of the Miners' striko on trans portation at that single point: "About 1200 boats on the Lehigh canal hnve stop ped running, by which three thousand men are thrown out of employment. The Lehigh and Susquehanna Railroad has now but one coal train running. Ou Wednesday twenty-nine coal trains were discontinued, throwing out 174 men, or six to each train. All the regular coal trains on-the Lehigh Valley Railroad have been discontinued." A r oTE on Sunday Cabs in Newark. Tho long-vexed question of running street cars on Sunday in Newark, New Jersoy, came to a termination on Tuosday by a popular vote, as in Raltimore, in favor of the liberal travel. Tho total number of votes cast in eleven wards of the oity was 7,925, of which there were 4,694 in favor of Sunday cars, and 3,331 against them ; majority 11200. It is calculated that tbo other wards to be beard from would doubla this majority. The Suit Against a Hotel Proprie tor.— The case of John T. Foster Vs. W. II. Clabaugb, proprietor of tho Foun tain Hotel, in Which an action was brought to recover $600 for money and property claimed to have been lost by the plaintiff by being robbed while- stopping at tho * Fountain Hotel as a guest in September, 1807, terminated on Wednesday by the jury rendering a verdict for the defendant. A DIED. At Cccilton, Md. on Friday "niglit, 28th uR. Mrs. Ann» Jones, consort of Thomas P. Junes, inonke City, Md. . Bennett. At Chesa George W Near Glasgow, Del. on the 19th nit. Mr. Cant well Clarke. On the 31»t ult. at his lato residence, near Chooeh's Bridge, Del. William Cooch, In the 73d year of his age. In Middletown, on the 28th nit. Frank C. s'on of John At. nnd L. Ellen Hothwcl), aged 2 years, 2 months amt n days. Saturday last, Mr. THE MARKETS, MIDDLETOWN MARKET. CORRECTED WEEKLY r A. T. UAtiLKY. .$1 40ftJ 4.1 Wheat, lied, prime Corn yellow, „..„m " white.«...".. HO Oats. Timothy Seed. Clover Heed. Eggs.. Hutter . Live Spring Chickc Ducks. Geese. Turkeys . Lard. Hogs.. Beef. Hams. Sides. Shoulders. . Potatoes. ..40 ..:.... 4 no . io 7 r> .25 ets.^ doz 23(^25 cU. 11* .20(0)25 " TBftVlO P " 16(a) 18 • ' 20(nr 21 20p* 22- ' I I ofo 20(u ,.18(«.I9 'h 'i GO ft 7.7 $ bushel. I'HILADELPHIA. Prime red. wheat. ~ v yellow $1 39ft 1 40 92 Oats., lift: 77 $9 25 84 OU •d, Timothy VIUIIXGTOX. Wheat red Corn, New Oats.. $1 50® 1 80 I ■ K ) : 37 50(311 25 ■9 81*124 141. IYOTI4ES. INGRAM A GIBSON'S TRICE CURRENT. 80cts, 20cts.! Lard Rex? jilogS, illivo ! Feathers j Honey hotter Chickens, dressed 17. - T5V: 20 . 16. I Uwks Turkic Geese 10 . 15. 20 . $ 2 . 00 . The above prices will be paid in cash for pro duce delivered in good order; and-we wish to say that we keep constantly on hand a good as sortment of Groceries and Provisions which wo will sell reasonably for cash, at the Corner of Broad find AndersonJStrcets, Middletown, Del. March 20—If INGRAM & GIBiSON. Ben I Cheapest Cor pats in Philadelphia. WHERE TU HUY THEM. W HO has not board of EVANS' CHEAP CARPET 8TORE ? Where you can buy much lower than at any other establishment, nnd rely upon all goods being just ns they aro repre sented. This season our stock is unusually large, comprising the latest stylo? qf BRU&RLLS, THREE-PLY, INGRAIN, H?AIR CARPETS, OIL CLOTHS,- MATTINGS, and WINDOW SHADES. Elegant Irish Brussels Carpet?, yard wide,-from 00 to 75 cents, equal in appearance to the finest Brussels.* Don't buy without examining prices, as we guarantee you a great saving. JOHN M. EVANS, No 317 N. Second St. first Carpet Store above Vine St. directly opposite Wood St. Philadelphia. April 17—2mos. at his low DEAFNESS, BLINDNESS, and CATARRFI treated with the utmost succès», by J. Isaacs, M. D. and Professor of Disease of the Eye and Ear, in thc Medical College of Pennsylvania, 12 years experience, (formerly of Leyden, Holland,) No. 805 Arete Street, Phila. Testimonials can be seen nt his office. Tho medical faculty are In vited to accompany their patients, secrets in his practice. Artificial as ho has no eyes inserted without pain. No charge for examination. FINE READY MADE CLOTHING. 228 MARKET STREET, 2nd Door below THIRD WILMINGTON, DELAWARE rjIHE LARGEST ASSORTMENT OF Ready Made Clothing in Delaware, Onr Own Make, now on hand, and will be sold at less than Philadelphia Prices. All our Clothing is mado in Superior manner by PRACTICAL TAILORS. ho of to Thc Proprietor having an experience of over thirty years in this Business, will guarantee satis faction to any purchaser. A full line of FINE CLOTHS, . CASSIMER^S, aijd VESTINGS, Constantly on hand for ORDER WORK, which will be made in the A** LATEST STYLE AND BEST MANNER, At No. 228 Market Street, JtSU~The Oldest Established Clothing Emporium in Delaware. March 16— y Edward Moore,