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MIDDLETOWN', DEL. SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 2-t, 1800* Mara Aboat the Chlata. Coopmanschap, the agent for procuring Chinese laborers, who attended the Memphis Convention, is a native of Hol land, and emigrated to San Francisco when quite young, tion to Chinese immigration as early 'as 1850, established a houso at Hong Kong aud shipped from there large numbers of Chinese to San Francisco. In I860 these laborers returned to China laden with their ten years earnings, and their reports of the wealth of California, led others to seek enrich themselves here also. So that now there is a general anxiety to come to Amer ica, and there is no difficulty in procuring as many of them as may be needed. The law of 1862, which it has been alleged pro hibits the Coolie trade, presents no barrier to voluntary Chinese emigration. I*ly re *l u ires for the purpose a permit from a cousul or consular agent of the United States, who must first bo satisfied by soual evidence of the fact. There will be no difficulty in complying with the law by the thousands of Coolies who may desire to come hither to receut He turned his ntten to It 8im per engage as laborers upon the plantations of the South, or in the fields, or iiiiqfs and quarries of auy other of the States. Already there is a prospect of their introduction into the coal mines of Pennsylvania and other places, and into the quarries aud mines of the country at large. They have been tried upon rail roads and canals, and have been found be very efficient laborers wberever employ ed. They may be hired for from eight to twelve dollars per month, and are said to be active, docile, and easily controlled. to A July Sunday in Nkw York. \\ orld, after speaking of the servant girls and children being abroad, in Sunday tog gery, and tho city cars and other public vehicles being crowded with piossurc seekers, bound for the Park aud other public resorts, goes on to say :_ Fountains of soda spirted cooling draughts all day, and tho owners of said fountains filled their tills dimes. The _ with couutloss 3 lie fountain of eternal life was turned oft, u and the ministers who were ac customed to dole out this potation were awty, careless of the wants of the thirsty, and leaving in their stead this meut : " Closed for the Summer." New iork people never were severe religiou tsts. There is no clergyman in our midst whom Tom Hood would call "bilious"_ or at least there was not before the shop herds left their Hocks und went up into the green pastures of Saratoga, or down by the still waters of Long Branch. Sum mer heat seems to paralyze piety. The clerical army becomes demoralized in July and the great enemy of souls has it all hss own way. The captaius of the church militant hang up their swords, mauy of the privates stack arms and flee from the city. A few through necessity, stay about; they rendezvous in little churches on the cast anfl west side of the town. But the big churches, where the dominies invested gorgeous canonicals and surrounded with sacerdotal pomp are wout to hold forth, arc closed. Very few are bereaved by this, for the members of these satictu aries generally made dormitories of them ; aud now, instead of taking a pious nap in R cusbioucd pew and under the architraves of the temple, they drowsily spend the morning at home or with their families at the summer resorts. anuounce m The log of the good schooner Corbit, during the late pleasure and fishing t»ion, which wc publish to-day, differs from ordinary logs, in this, that they record the rate of motion, courses and distances of the ship, whereas this records tho sayings and doings of the company on board. If any ouc fails to understand it, explana tions will be given by the partv. Kx-President Johnson is actively en gaged in the canvass of Tennessee, and should the Conservatives succeed in the election, he will beyond doubt be elected to the U. S. Senate, and there is sa little doubt that, if eleeted he will be a thorn in the side of radicalism. excur The Newark Courier declares that Chief Justice Chase is drifting steadily towards Democracy. Thk C'omixo Chinâmes. —The London news papers contain correspondence from Canton, stating that preparations king there for wholesale emigration to the United States on tho part of tho masses, who arc but too eager to embrace any op portunity to get away from their manda rins and the bastinado. One of these writers says there is ono caution to which ■rite authorities of the United States would -do weil to give their attention—they must Veep the whiskey bottle from their new subjects. Hitherto this has been done with tho most satisfactory results, and if it M not done now, wc are warned that we »hall get rutiler a bad bargain, a drunken Chinaman being about as hard a cuso a whiskey-drinking Indian. Womak Mebobaxmsk.— Miss Susan B. Anthony gays : " Wontou all over the laud marry for whom they foci no luve merely for the want of food. Hereupon, tho Golden Era, Cal. shrewdly remarks, "This is ecrtainly damaging to the came of woman suffrage, for docs it not follow that if women sell themselves for food, they would not hefi fatc to aejl their votre for money 5" are ma as men, or respect, LOCAL AFFAIRS. Thk Town of New Castle Lookino Cp.—A letter to the Cecil Whig, from New Castle, says :— The spirit of enterprise so long dormant has at last broken out among the people, and improvement appears to be the order of the day. The part of the town lately destroyed by Are is entirely rebuilt—nice new brick buildings occupying the places of dilapida ted frame houses. Rev. Dr. Spottswood has erected quite a fine house on Delaware street, which in point of architectural style will equal any thing of the kind in New Castle. The Reading-Room and Library lately opened appear to be fully appreciated, and afford a fine opportunity to the young men of the town to spend the evenings profita bly. It would be well if these places of mental improvement were more generally encouraged by the leading men of our towns and villages, there would be less sorting to taverns and saloons by the rising generation. A new flouring mill has lately been built near the depot, by the Rev. T. T. Tascar, which when finished, is designed to be the finest mill in the State, much for the improvement of New Castle— having built the gas works and the large cotton factory ; the latter giving employ ment to nearly a hundred persons. The flouring mill, when finished, will be occu pied by Mr. Thomas Brown, an enterpris ing citizen who has lately located in this town. a Sanfjrd is coming—the veritable San ford—in propria persona, as large as life and twice as natural. Let those who nev er laughed before prepare to do so now. And along with him Die Bull Myers. J<'. J lian lteod, tho eltilil wonder; tho Devero Brothers, Frank Clark, W. P. Hall, J. R. Jones, W. Smith, and C. Paul. Sanford is going to do " Old Uncle Josh." Let everybody put on hoops—gentlemen as well as ladies—if they don't want to crack e their sides with laughter, at the Town Hall, on Monday night next. re Mr. T. has done The St. Mary's Beacon responds to our article in reference to Col. Plowden's ear ly variety of the Peach, by saying it has no information beyond that already given. ' Though this variety has been inspected by many successful peach growers, it is as yet unclassified. There is no disputing the fact, however, that it matures a half month earlier than any known variety, that it is of fine size, beautiful color, and delightful to the taste. Twelve days be fore the shipment spoken of by the Trans cript, (Major Biggs' on the 12th) the new peach of Col. Plowden was in the New York market and sold for 50 cents a piece. Burninci of Wheat Stacks.— On Fri day the 16th inst. while the laborers were engaged in threshing wheat by steam, on the faun of Beujamin Hanson, Esq. tho wheat took fire, and three stacks and one wagou load were consumed, together with the wagon. It is not known how the fire originated, whether from sparks from tho engine, or from some other cause. Tho wheat waE insured, though not to tho full amount. The first contract-car load of peaches of tlie seasoD, 500 baskets, was shipped from Middletown yesterday, which added to the previous shipments makes for the current week 876 baskets. Siity-six cratcB of blackberries and 109 bushels of apples were also shipped from this station. Ber ries have sold at 16 cents per quart. Base Ball. —A match game of Base Ball was played at Odessa, on Thursday afternoon last, between the Osceola of Mid dletown, and the Quickstep of Odessa, which resulted in a score of 61 to 17 in favor of the Osceola. Time of game 3 hours and 45 minutes. Umpires, Shaw and Foster. Peach pickers are wending their way to this region from the cities. The "rich Irish brogue" predominates among them. They may be seen nooning and crooning, and lunching and munching by the way side, as they journey down the peninsula to tho orchards of Delaware and Maryland. Mr. William Huey, of Kent county, Md. has taken the steam Saw Mill, of J. B. Fenimore & Co. corner of Scott and I Lake streets, and is about to start a steam Sash and Door Factory. Wc believe that Mr. Huey will be able to build up a fine business in this place. Jethro J. McCullough, of Wilmiugton, had his pouket picked at tho Rouud Lake Camp Meeting. He was handing liis wife into the cars, when one of the light-finger ed experts relieved him of liis pocketbook containing $50, aud sumo valuable papers. Mr. Win. Wood brought us a specimen of large Hale's Early, on Monday, from tjie orchard of Mr. John P. Cochran ; but the largest Hale's Early we have seen, were from the orchard of Mr. Charles P. Cochran. We received last week from Henry, Clayton, Esq. from liis Woodside Small Fruit Nursery, near Mount Pleasant, sev eral baskets of Wilson's Early Blackber ries, also this week a specimen of very fine Lawtons. The Wawaset hose hull club of Wil mington, canto down yesterday, to play a match with the Academics of this towu. The Wawaset victors—score 24 to 19. We are indebted to the polite attention of Mr. E. C. Fenimore, for a basket of fine tomatoes. Mr. F. picked his first to matoes for market on the 14th inst. The Wilmington and Western Railroad route is now being surveyed by Mrjor Sears and assistants. The continued dry weather and cool nights will greatly shorten the corn crop. in three months of the current year thorc were received at Baltimore 9,121 tons of old rails from England. They sent to Pennsylvania to be re-rolled. The petrified thigh bono of a human be ing was found fifty-two feet below the sur face in a railroad eut, about sixty miles west of Des Moines, recently. Daniel n. Fitzgerald, formerly cashier of the City Bank of Syracuse, N. Y. has beeu arrested on the charge of stealing $»900 from the bauk were in of Letter from Berkeley Springs. Correspondence of the Middletown 2'ranscript. Florence House, Berkeley Sprixos, W. Yu. i July 19th, 1309. J Dear Transcript —I proceed to give you an account of our trip to this place and what we do to pass the time while st here. We left Baltimore per the B O. Rail Road, Wednesday, July 14th, at 4, P. M. by the fast line, and after a de lightful ride of five hours arrived nt Sir John's Run Station at 9 P. M. a distance of 130 miles from Baltimore. At the Sta tion we found a splendid stage with four horses attached to take us to the Spriugs, a distance of 2J miles, although it seemed that we travelled twice tho distance wind ing about through the mountains. The scenery here is beautiful, some places are cut in the side of the mountain, with a precipice on one side of 200 feet, and the mountain towering far above on the other. Occasionally vou hear the ladies give a slight scream as the Btage runs over a stone and reels towards the precipice. We arrived safe without any accident, and retired to bed to dream about railroads, stage coaches, mountains, precipices, &c. Next morning wc took a stroll about the town to look at the Springs and make some inquiries respecting the bathing. Our host being one of the Trustees of the Springs, we got the following information from him : The town of Berkeley deeded to sixteen trustees for the use of the State of Virginia, by Lord Fairfax, an English gentleman, in the year 1770. The State afterwards by an act of the Le gislature added eight more to the number, making twenty-four trustees, the number died or resigned the balance were empowered to elect a member in his place. The trustees sold building lots to tho settlers until they sold all but the grove adjacent to the Springs, and with the proceeds they built the large bathing houses, laid out walks, and in ether ways improved the Springs. There are several very pretty cottages which were built here during the last eight or tcu years, as sum residences for gentlemen with their families retiring from business during the hot summer mouths. The baths are un rivalled, including every variety,—spout, shower, plunge and swimming bath». "" gentlemen's pool is 00 feet long and con J ^'-Ls about M.GGu gallons of water. The iaciies' pool is about 40 feet long and con tains > about 30,000 gallons of water. We have some splendid lady swimmers staying hare. They can dive, float, swim under the water, and perform various other feats e q»al to any of tho male swimmers, The town of Berkeley is the county seat of Morgan county, and of course there are the usual number of lawyers, officers of the court, &c. loafing about. It being a very old town, citizens can point out the site of the old hotel where Gen. Washing ton put up when visiting tho Springs. There aro two hotels here for the modation of summer boarders, ther Hotel, J. T. Trego, proprietor, is fable of accommodating about 450 guests. There arc about 250 stopping there now. They have never hud a full house since the couuted for. of your old-time Virgioia Hotels, two sto higb, and capable of accommodating about 100 guests. Everything is kept clean as water, soap and labor, of our Amcrioan oitizens of African descent mako it, and our worthy host and hostess seem to be untiring in their efforts to please and make their guests comfortable. There are about 1 5 ladies and gentlemen staying here, and a more pleasant party for sociability, politeness and fun, it has never been my good fortune to meet with before. Major Green, the proprietor of the Florence House, is a genuine Virgin ian, and one of tho old sohool gentle A stranger from the north, stopping here, would suppose tiic Major was living in private surrounded by his friends paying him a visit, so pleasant and agreeable does be make himself to his guests. Although his eye is on everything about the house, he always finds time to take a hand at euchre, whist, backgammon or ten pins, which scein to be the prevailing iicrc. IV c have one or two good chess players also, but that seems to be too qui et for our lively party. As for the Ma jor's tabic, it would be hard to beat it, in Delaware or anywhere else. Such excel lent mountain mutton, tender beefsteak, spring chickens, bread of all kinds, even to the Virginia corn meal pattie, pastry of all kinds, ice cream, and every other kiud of good tiling the ingenuity of his good lady can devise. Altogether the Florence House is just the place for any to stay at that wants to get away from the cares of business and have a good qui et timo. By the way, Mr. Editor, we have one of the jolliest old gentlemen staying here it has ever been my lot to fall in with, and he is an Editor, at that. Virginia Free Press, of Charlestown, aud is the favorite of all about the house, both large and small. He is grandfather to all the children, and uncle to the rest of V\ hatever ho says is law in regurd to the game to be played or the walk to bo ta ken. He is always ready to give a joke or take one, aud can beat the most of at a . an The roads in is As one of .. uc uccotn The Stro war, which is easily ac The Florcnoe House is one of of 3 a of ries as He edits the U«. game of ten pins, although over sixty five. Tho Yankees burnt his office down during the war, aud destroyed nearly all his property, causing him a loss of ten thousand dollars, but he started again, and is driving away at the quill as hard as Among the other members of parly wc have a most excellent Minister and his wife from Washington, a retired steamboat captain and his family from the waters of the Mississippi, a Major who served under Stouewall Jackson, and was particularly mentioned by tho o}d hero du ring his last hours, a very gentlemanly lawyer who cannot practice in the courts of West Virginia because ho will not take the infamous test oath required by the present military dynasty at Washington, and two merchants who try to muko all the money they can while in business. Besides tho amusements mentioned u bove, wo have a fine negro band from Baltimore, which discourses some capital music with their horns at tho pavillion in tho grove, and play on stringed instru ments at sight for the young folks who want to trip it ou tho light fantastic ev er. toe. There is line of telegraph which connects the Springs with all the princi pal cities. A gentleman telegraphed from Baltimore to the proprietor of the Strother House Inst Saturday for an answer in six minutes, and was here with his family Sunday night. This show's the advantages the Berkeley Springs have over other watering places in accommoda tions of all kinds. The stage is just com ing in and wo must hasten out to welcome new arrivals, so we closo. rooms, received M. For the Middletown Transcript Mu. Editor: —The following is a copy of the Log-Book, (not found in a bottle) supposed to have been lost by a fishing party from Appoquin imink Creek, and sent you, supposing that some of the surviving relatives may find a melancholic pleasure in its perusal : Thursday, a. m. —At Thomas' Wharf, schooner Daniel Corbit, Capt. Eldridge; mate, Wesley; Christopher, hand before the mast; Cainphine, cook.—Passenger List, Capt*. S. and P. Com mon Fowl M. Private W. N. W. Cols. II. and M. Brother (1. Gov. C. Daring It—e, Slightly In grain, Doctor L. Lieut. W—s—schooner carrying -3 guns, viz:—Long Tom, Wilson's Ranger, Sharker. three and 10 ^ °k a. m. —Capt. E. gives orders to cast off lines. Col. H. with the heroism of a pelican, mounts up stairs of the mast and perches himself on the cross-ties, wishing that he had his iein glass so that he might observe the condition of the banks. Capt. E. is somewhat deranged, in the command of his vessel, in consequence of the names of his crew being unfamiliar. Itissug ocsted by Ingrain to paint a C upon Christopher's and W upon Wesley's clothing in a conspicuous place, after which all moved harmoniously. 12 m —Arrived at mouth of creek. Dr. L. thought it must have teeth from the amount of lmy pass ing in. 12$—Have safely crossed the bar, and Common Fowl gives vent to his feelings by crow ing for the first lime. Col. II. comes down stuirs and all hands make arrangements for fishing. 2 ok — Col. II. penitently prostrate—open tenance and cries lustily for New York. Capt. E. pronounces him sea-sick. Gov. C. affirms "that is sc, that is so," with his usual reveren tial voice, and places himself in a position upon the cabin to avoid if possible such agonizing pen itence. 2]—Private W thinks it contngious, and bowing low in reverence to Neptune, ' to go there too," and went ihcrc by Demission sea god. Dr. L. administers to liis patients trom a small phial (containing about 3 gallons) of his celebrated Life X-10-U-A-T-O-R or "New Jork Ionic." 4 ok, a. m. —At anchor off Ma non s Ditch. Lnder the supervision of Capts. y. and P. the fishing party land some distance ud the bay. 4A Caught a wh coun wants of the ok . All up to armpits hauling seine. °l c island ; Capt. S. claims to have discovered it, by and general consent it is named Smith's Island No. 2, Dr. L. granting light doses tor the Solemn occasion, 4} os— Party leave t c tee: c in disgi st and return :o the vessel with fisherman's luck, and report loss of a portion o. seine. 5 ok —Cumphiue announces 1 ' supper ready," which is reluctantly enjoyed by uh hands—weather bcuutiful, wind ashore. 8 ok_ Evening spent by company in singing and fish ing. 10 ok —Alt hands reposing in select berths in the hold of the Corbit. Cupt. E. has provided bricks so none may carry them in their hats dur ing the voyage. 11 ok. p. m. —Slumbers disturb ed by the crowing of Common Fowl, whose scream made 'might hideous with his screams '' but after remonstrances of Capt. S. quiet was again restored and the mantle of gentle slum iters eame to those who were "rocked in the cra dle of the deep," Friday 31 ok, a. m —Dunghill e calls all hand s again aud oil deck. Col. 11. discovers u tiniest ar the same instant Capt. k, and running out "Long Tom" ;s the quarter in commemoration ■cry of Smith s Island No "what is it : " S.rushes fires of the dis de shol tic ■—After spending some time fishing. Camphinc, tho cook, announces hrenkfust, 5 on—Breakfast nvc sail fur Breakwater—Private W. N, \V. promoted to Col. for having, with the' Ranger," killed two of Mother Caret 's Chickens at tw o shots. sea turtle; Uticipntious of his gastruiiumica! feast set M —Capt. 8. di; itli Dunghill cr vil uiul was swerett by Bniito Ingrain in n defiant manner. Brother B. declares in an undeniable maimer, that lie has a bite. Col. M thinks foiling from fatigue, (as be Imd upon every favorable op portunity beep trying his shark lioqk) or from imbibing too much "Lemonade," is now on the penitential stool. Guv. <J. docs nut feel so well, so lakes a heave. 2j ok —Heavy blow—all on deck— Düring It—e's eyes very large ,nd pro truding. 3 ok —At anchor nt Breakwater—rain ing very heavy—Old F profitable. Lieut. \V 1 lost his feathers and ran about the deck with fallen crest—thought to be in a decreasing condition—some alar Common Fowl, out fishing. u greeuliend, not a slieepshead. fel t for 5 ok —Cleared otf fine. Boys Bro. G. has a bite on the face from O wondrous day At half jiHst ft now whit'd a tho't, It—t* naught a shark. Salt Water P< This being the first fish caught all hands ger for a trial of their skill. 7J ok— Just lmuled on dock four black fish that will average 2£ i dies in length—general rejoicings. ok, i*. m. Party off'for Lewes, and after long time wander ing over ditches, marshes and stringers, crawling on hands and kuees, for hours they arrive at Lewes, li ok —Supper ordered by Col. \V. N. W. for the exhausted party, which hugely. Saturday, 5 ok, a. m. —All hands on deck, and breakfast demolished in good order. 8 ok. —All hands prowling and fishing ubout the Breakwater and Cape llenlopen. Afler Dunghill lmd exhaust ed surplus gas and mended seine, v.e held coun cil as to going hence. 4 ok, r. .u.—Boarded by Revenue Cutter Seward—supplied her with a portion of oqr stores, which the Lieut, declared poor fish bait. Heaved anchor and have deter mined to go np the Atlantic Coast to Atlantic City. Wind and tide favorable—sea rough— spray breaks over the how, deluging us in brine. During R—e becomes somewhat delirious—Crew eyes expanding to twi mon F 5 ok —Opposite Cape May. Daring R —e de sires to go home—imagines he heurs his wife cal ling him—will give his all to go to her. No speculators aboard that nre buying any. He goes below in deep meditation and prays to he put ashore—-comes on deck to scan the occap to hnd a whale to take him ashore. Cant get pp a miracle and again returns to his brick pile. CUm phine 1ms prepared supper. All hands would have eat heartily but Dunghill discovered that Camphinc boiled eggs in the teapot pnd made tea without the waste of clean water. 9 o'clock—Otf Absecomh Light:—20 miles at sea.—Capt. E. has determined to lay to—Upon announcing it Banty Ingrain laid three, but de clares one aplenty. 10 o'clock—Quiet has pre vailed until this time. Daring R— c on deck wants to know of Capt. E. if there \vns any dan ger. Is told no more than riding after a fast horse or in an Express train. Daring R—de clares he don't drive fast horses, nor does he ride in any other train than tho "accommodation freight." Is overheard soliloquising thus :—"1 know I have bccu wicked, hut not t >et do I want to go ; if the Lord spares me just this once I wont go in a boat nor after fust horses, and will always go in thp freight train \yhen 1 travel. Af ter warping Camphine that he was pot the danger he was in, he was prevailed upon to go below. 2J ok. —Absccom light lost. Beating ubout uuder mainsail und jib—standing off shore. 3 ok. —Took another tack and about ship stood for shore, and at 3j discovered Absccom light on starboard bow. 4 ok .»—Ran through breakers, and at sunrise are anchored at Atlantic City. Bro. G. avers we arc miruclcs of mercy. 5 ok.— Breakfast ready. Dr. L. administers the necessary tonic. Row raised wilti Camphine because lie did not undergo the requisite ablution of liis digits & phisinogomy before preparing the meal. Part of the crew breakfast on shore, hut a part knew Cumphine laid in a clean place, and partook of the repast with keen appetites. 7 o'clock. —All hands intow r n, roaming about —portion attend church, others don't feel quali fied to linger. Monday, 8 o'clock, a. m. —Daring R—c, Dung hill and Col. M. have deserted the ship und left forborne, "feeling very loose." Had to hold on to a roj>e to walk by. Balance on board ready to go a fishing. 12 m.—H ave returned, minus bait, fish aud tonic. 1 ok. p. m.—H ire a yacht, oimi,part y go sailing —a party hire a boat and go fisbrng—-after I try Ingrain, ea Ill ns enjoyed their usual size—Com l is quiet; cannot ruise a crow. are of expended in mending, make a haul about 2 miles up the bay—made a haul, caught about 100 lbs. of Cabbage. Haul again, caught 7 Herring— what a victory?—first caught in seine. Boat seine ngain with renewed energy. All help make a haul—Fish of mighty size, made a dart and escaped. Capt. S. declared it was a Drum, others said it was a Bbl. others thought it a Hhd. Capt. S. discovers the hole he went through, but upon examination it was found to be sand over the meshes. Make two more hauls with like suc cess ; in all caught enough for one meal. Lieut. W. bitten in the bottom of the foot by a flounder. 5 ok.— -AH on board—Dr. L. administered his tonic again. 7 ok. —All in town ngain. Lieut. W. makes a desperate effort to catch a shark. 11 p. m.—-A ll hands retire—Have no Crowing Game to disturb the slumbers of the peaceful the to M. In Tuesday, 5 o'clock, a. m. —All on deck—all minus a shark, hook, buoy and chain ; will not be surprised to soon hear of a devil fish being found in Absccom bay, that cannot digest that $1$ hook, chain and buoy. 5$ set sail for Cape May—day fine, but calm—most of crow gone ashore in hack. Spent three hours o'clock all on uoarti except Gov. C, Col. II, Col. W N W, who deserted. Set sail from Cape May. 11, Have sailed 20 miles and arc aow at an chor for the night in Delaware Bay. Wednesday a m, 4 o'clk, heave anchor and 6Ct sail for home,—no place like home, you bet. Hauled seine at Smyrna creek and caught a her of crabs; Bro. G. bitten through the finger by a crab, and gave vent to some ejaculatory pression, probably a prayer; "he showed theJie roism of a well spent life." At 8 p. m. landed at the Hygeuia, Collins' Beach. Thursday, a. m. 10 o'clock, sailed from Col lins' Beach for home, and favored by wind and tide arrived at Thomas' landing at 12J o'clock, when after returning thanks to our Great Pre server, and then to our good Captain and crew, wc disembarked, well satisfied that the associa tions, incidents and perils, upon the raging deep will not soon be forgotten. off of in the 12 y. ud Item« of News. An Iowa paper reports that and his wife were at work in a field in that state, their child, which was in a basket near them, was heard to cry, and tho hus band asked his wife to go ■■ind sec what the trouble was. She, intent upon her work, delayed a few minutes, and then, to her horror, found her child dead, with a large snake coiled around it The husband, in the frenzy of his anger and grief, struck liis wife with a hoe which u? hand, and killed her instantly. Charles White, the lion t: ling with Thayer's Menagerie, w ly eaten up by the lions in a small town in Michigan, to have been struck on the shoulder by the very same lion that cam - so near killing him nt Rochester, knock -I down, and tin others at once sprang on him, and before they could be beaten off, had torn him to pieces and devoured the greater portion of his body. At Red Creek, Wayne county, a few days ago, a servant girl while gathering tomatoes, received a puncture from one of these horned worms, which created a sensu, tion similinr to that of a bee sting. In a short time the poison penetrated to every part of her system, and she was'thrown into spasms which ended in death. The influx of Chinese laborers is a fixed fact. They are hound to supplant the gro in the South. They are brought from San Franciico to Memphis in lots of 100 to 500 at $55 each in currency, They will do more work than the black man, live on less and work foy less, it is said. as a man held in liis o. uh '' ■r. travel uctuai •iii Friday night. lie is sni-I u 11C A man named Thomas Burns, of Mid dletown, Conn, in a fit of matvia~.a-potu, recently leaped from the railroad bridge which spans the Ohio river, at Steuben ville, a distance of 75 feet, into tho river below. He gained the shore and was ta ken charge of by the polioc, and felt much better after his bath. There is a Chinese murder trial in Ida ho Territory, in which the oath is admin istered to the Celestial witnesses by cut ting off the head of a chicken, breaking a saucer and burning a piece of yellow pa per. In a long law suit the bill for fowls is quite an item. According to the official returns, the vote for Walker in Virginia feH 26,000 short of the white registration, and the vote for Wells was 18.000 short of the col ored registration. The objectionable clau ses of the Constitution were defeated by 40,000 majority. It is announced from Washington that there will be no interference with the land ing of the French telegraph gable. The cable company haye promised to conform to whatever terms may he imposed by Con gress. ~ The Governor of Florida has issued a proclamation, fixing the second day of November next as the day on whiob a popular vote shall be tqkop tq determine tlie proposed cezsion of West Florida to Alabama. Mr. Seth Green is engaged in restocking the Hudson with fish. In the eighty box es there are daily hatched from 1,000, His present oper ations nre carried on just below Castleton. A farmer in Clinton county. Mo. a few days ago sold forty-nine head of cattle for $3,988 They were purchased for the New York market, and their weight was 1,348 pounds. It is understood that as soon ns the Gret Eastern returns to Europe she will take fresh gable on hoard and start for In dia to lay a line between Bombay and Suez. to m. at a he to a at I to 000 to 2,000,000 fish. average Twelve hundred prisoners nre confined nt Sing Sing, and they are become ho tur bulent that there is danger of their breuk *ng out of prison. The keeper? are re signing. An expedition of over two hundred men, with arm* and ammunition, is reported to have sailed from Long Island for Cuba Tuesday. Bowen, tho Mayor of Washington, has appointed a negro named E. B. Vashen, as a trustee of a white schorfl irj that city. The grading of the Kent road is being rushed ahead, and it will for rails as of soon bo ready far down as Kennedy ville. Mr. Peabody is at the White Sulphur Springs, Virginia, where he has been commended to go by his physicians. Some of the coal companies in Luzerne and Carbon counties propose employing Chinamen as miners. Miss Bye hopes, she says, to place some thousands of poor Bnglish girls in good hopnes in America. Eighty families in Austria are coming to this country *4» settle near Richmond Va. ■* re ^ Ex-Sccretary Seward sailed from San Francisco for Sitka on Tuesday. General R. E- Lee is at the Rockbridge Alum Springs, Virginia. DIBD. On the 19th inst. at the residence of Mr. J. Moody Roth well, Miss Mary Jane Bailey. a THE MARKETS, MIDDLETOWN MARKET. COBESCTED WEEKLY BY A. T. BRADLET. Wheat, old.. Wheat, new. Corn yellow, " white.. $1 25 l 40 1 oo 95 Oats.. Timothy Seed. Clover Seed. Egg-".. Butter. Live Spring Chickens .40 4 50 .10 75 .20 eta doz 23^)25 cts. $ lb , .20®25 " " .23(0)25 " " .20022 " " .22025 " " .20022 " " 019 " " Beef. Hams. Sides. Shoulders.. Potatoes. Potatoes, New, 18 450 507$ bushel. .50055 " PHILADELPHIA. Prime new red wheat Corn, new yellow.. Oats (Pennsylvania).. Cloverseed. Timothy. .$1 5001 54 .$1 10 ..68075 ...$9 00 ....$4 59 WILMINGTON, Wheat, prime. Corn, New. Oats. Flour. 1 40 ....105 85 at ot of \ . 8« 75(„;io 75 SPECIAL NOTICES. 1NGRAM k GIBSON'S PRICE CURRENT. 20cta.|Lard 2l). I Hogs Hogs, alive 13. Potatoes, round 45. Feathers 15. I Honey Eggs Butter Chickens, dressed 17. Ducks Turkies Geese SOctfl 19. 20 . 6ft. 20 . Beans 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 we will sell reasonably for cash, at the Corner of Broad and Anderson Streets, Middletown Del March 20—tf INGRAM A GIBSON. $ 2 . 00 . FINE READY MADE CLOTHING. 228 MARKET STREET, 2nd Door below THIRD WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. fJMIE LARGEST ASSORTMENT OF Ready Made Clothing in Delaware, Our Ow n Make, now on hand, and will be sold at less than Philadelphia Prices. All our Clothing is made in Superior manner by PRACTICAL TAILORS. The Proprietor haying fin fxnerieÉh of over thirty years ip this Business, wRf guarantee satis faction to any purchaser. A full lipe of us or it on FINE CLOTHS, OASSIMEFES, anj VESTINGS, Constantly un hand fur ORDER WORN, which will bç uiadç in thy LATEST STYLE AND BEST .MANNER, At No. 228 Market Street, iMf'The Oldest Established Clothing Emporium ip Delaware, Eilwprfl Moose. for by bia, March 16— y to best son, DEAFNESS, BLINDNESS, and CATAJtRlJ treated with the utmost success, by J. Isaacs. M. D, mid Drofessor of Disease of tf»p Eve and Ear, ip the Medial College of Pennsylvania. ». years experience, (formerly of Leyden, Holland,) No. 805 Arch Streot, Phil*. Testimonials can be seen at his office. 12 The medical faculty are in vited to accompany their patients, as be has secrets in Ins practice. Artificial eyes inserted ithout pain. No charge for examination. NOW FOR FUN! SANFOltD'S OPERA TROUPE At Middletown Hall, A in MONDAY EVENING JULY THE 26th, 1869. tTHIE FAR-FAMED SANFORD, with a Select X Company, will give rii eptertaipment at the Middletown Hull, Middletown, Del. on zMonday evening, July 26th, 186ÇÎ, illustrating all the Gems of Minstrelsy presented by him, for the past twenty years, at his late Eleventh Street Opera House. St. Read The Names. SANPORD, the Pipneer pf Minstrelsy; OLE BULL MYERS, The Hoad and Front of &11 Violin Players i: this country ; MASTER JULIAN REED, the Child Wonder; DEVERE BROTHERS, The Celebrated Ethiopian Terpsicborcans ; WP: FJtANK ÇLARK, Baujoist ; W. P. JIALL, Singist and Balladist; J. R. JONES, W. SMITH, AND C. PAUL, Ip their Miscellaneous Budgets. A THE PROGRAMME Will be more Varied, more Attractive, more Ork inul, mure No\ el than that of up y other Troupe befqre tlje public. Doors open at 7—Performance commences at 8 Admission, 50 Cents—Children, 25 Cent», July 24—lw REGISTER'S NOTICE TÎIiQISTEJJ S OFFICE, J-C New Casti-s Codkvv, July ?0th, 1869. Upon application of Gideon E. Ilukill, Execu !? r , "if , l*..t Will and Testament of John F. Huktll, latp of Saint Georjtpp IJuiidrcd in said eoupty, deceased ; it is orderjqJ apij (jipecled by the Register that the Execcutor aforesaid, vive notice of the granting of Letters Testamentary upon the Estate of the deceased, with the date of grunting thereof, by causing advertisements to be posted within forty days from the date of such Letters, in six of tiie tpost public places of the County of New Castle, requiring all'persona hav ing demunds against tiie Eçtate, to present the same, or abide by an Act of Assembly in such case made ant} provided. And also cause the i*° inserted within the same period in the Middletown Transcript, a newspaper published in Middletown, and to bß continued therein two months. PI1 name not fore, may i - v Given tinder the hand and Seal of Of < l. s. >fice of the Rieisier aforesaid, at'New 1 w *—' 1 Castle, in New Castle County, aforesaid, the day and year aboye written. A July I green see keep R. C. FRAIM, Register. NOTICE.—All persons Jifmriß claims against the Estate of the deceased must present the same duly attested to tho Executor on or before Julv 20th, 1870, or abide the Act of Assembly in such cases made and provided. * G. B. HUKILL, Executor. Address—Middletown, Del. July 21—2m. A Fearful Risk.— At Echo, on the Union Pacific railroad the otbor three freight trains stood upon the track, when word eame flashing over the telegraph from the superintendent: "A locomotive and tender, with steam up, and with nobody on board, have broken from a freight train, and started down the grade." Ah ! then and there was hur rying to and fro 1 In a few seconds came another message : "She has just passed Castle Rock station." Never were three trains got off upon a siding with less de Ihen the workmen piled sleepers , high upon the track ; lest oven that shottld not stop " her," and she should do der further down the road, they tore the rails below. Just as this was flccom plished she came in sight. She shot through tho sleepers like a bullet through a pine hoard, sending them flying in all directions, and darkening the air with the splinters, but at the broken track sho jumped up and down with vexation, and finally plunged, angrily, headforemost,, into a hillside. She had run twenty-six miles in twenty-nino minutes; the best time yet made upon the road.— Letter in New York 'Jrilnine. evening, mam lay mur up Farms have ceased to exist on the great railway lines within twenty or twenty-five miles of New Vork. They are all being, cut up into town lots and villa sites and! garden plat», which arc now being sold, at the rate of from $1,000 to $5,000 acre, and which teu year* ago, were not worth one-tenth of that amount. Every week new sites are offered at public sale.. Excursion trains aropruvided, ticket* on* presented and luuclt is served on the grounds. Crowds attend the sales, sonret driven to seek relief from the exhorbitant rents of a crowded metropolis, some look ing for purer air for a young family, others seeking a quiet and repose which they can. not find in a busy aud noisy city, aud all attracted by tho facilities and cheapness ot railroad transportation. Tho number of trains which pass to and from New \ ark during the day is marvellous. On some roads trains leave offener , und others have been forced to increase their her of regular trips. Railroud is now reduced fares. per. nutii The Hudson River running hourly trains at It lias cutnc, tile Grecian Bend is upon, us ; whether in the Park or or in the surf, or in the shade, or whore jocund daw stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops,' it has come, and the cry is still it comes. What was last yeqr presumed to be cari-. cutured out of existence, and what last winter dared not curve itself within the, smiles of men or before the sneers of wo-. mcR, now expands on the street, appears on the pfoipennde, upreara itself in the parlor, and ltius to the hop in all its com posite magnitude pqd wonderful dispro portions.— jWA Horicj. Farmers, Tak e Fot-igeJ rPHE undersigned having obtained Letter* -L Patent for nn "Improvement in Grain Drill' * for the purpose of »Sowing Phosphate, Guano, and other Fertilizers, duted October 28, and confirmed by the Supreme Court of the District of Colum bia, July 10, I860, would respectfully inform tho Farming Community that he has made ments to furnish to them the arrange DELAWARE PHOSPHATE DRILL, Grain anil phosphate Drill Combined. Tlie Phosphate Arrangement can be attached: to any common grain drill tfytt has been in use There were 71 sold Inst year in this neigobor hood which gave entire satisfaction, and were pronounced by thqsc who used them to he the best Phosphate Sower that |ms ever been intro duecd into this country, Farmers wishing to procure these Drills must apply early, as, owing to the lateness of the sea son, only H limited uuinber will be offered. For further information apply to ' v W. N. HAMILTON, M. D. Odessa, Delaw July 24—tf NOTICE. A LL persons ore hereby forwarned not to tres pass upon the premises of the undersigned in any way whatever, as the law will be enforced against all so offending. S. F. Shallcross, J. F. SpALLCROgS, J. T. Sn ALI.CR0S8, July 24—3w J. K. Williams, E. A. Blunham, G. Watkins. NOTICE. D R. A. Schubert, Homeopathic Physician, will °* n Ï b n for€ L the * ir8t of Au K«8t, remove his umce to h!S Residence, on Lake St. above Broad St. Middletown, Del. where he will receive pa tients at any time day or night. July 24—lw NOTION, A ?99*J' Gc ™" n : y«!7 S w pe|;5qnnding PI ANO for sale at a lotv price. Inquire at the oIBce ot the Middletown Transcript P July 24—3w B AUGH '8 RAW BONE Super Phopp^açe gf ^inje. MARK fRABE .ssr Sfl AADARD WARRANTED. W E offer to Farmers, the present Fall season, BAUGH'S RAW BUNE SUPER PHOfci PI1 ATE OF LIME as being highly improved. Baugh's Raw Bone Super Phosohate, is as its name indicates, prepared bv dissolving Raw Bones in Oil of Vitriol—that is, Bones that have not beeu deprived of their organic matter—the grease and gluo—by burning or baking. It there fore, presents to thu upc qf the Furnier all the valuable properties of Raw Bones in a highly concentrated form—rendering it ut once quick in action and very permanent. Farmers are recommended to purchase of the dealer located in their neighborhood. In sections where no dealer is yet established, the Phosphate may be prqpured directly from the undersigned. QAJJßH (k SONS, Manufacturera, Office, No. 20 S. Del. Avenue, July 17 — 3mo. Philadelphia. NOTICE. A LL persons arc forbid trespassing upon the property of the undersigned from this date, July 17th, 1869, until the 10th of October next I have already experienced a loss of fruit too green to be of use to any one—the work of ma licious persons—hence all peaceful citizens will see the necessity from which I act, and 'I hone keep within the law. WM. GREEN. Middletown. July 17—tf