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The Peach Season.
A busy scene is daily presented in and
around our railroad depot, from the hurry
scurry of peach wagons, and the babel
voices of drivers, car-loaders and agents,
mingle together, all intent on getting their
fruit to market. How eagerly the ship
pers scan their returns and accounts of
Don t get between them nnd their
boxes at the post office, if you would
be run over.
Their bank accounts are be
ginning to run up considerably, and the
next quarter's statement will show a heavy
increase of deposits,
great institution,
safraa Neck said, some years ago, after his
orchard had paid the last instalment due
upon his farm, lifting him right out of the
mud and putting him
" Peaches are a
as a gentleman of Sas
on solid ground,
with a good bnlunco in bank as a contin
gent fund.
Tiie Crops in the West.—M r. R. H.
Phelps is publishing in the Milford
Dotes of a journey westward.
He says :
The season has been extremely cold, wet
•nd backward in New York, and from the
Atlantic two thousand miles west, and all
crops, except perhaps oats and grass, have
nered materially in consequence. Corn,
in particular, is miserably poor, and it is
thought that much of it is too backward
evor to ripen.
Au extensive farmer in Michigan told
me that the eorn crop in that State was
permanently injured by the cold,
weather, and much of it would be c_
tire failure. Thus I oonclude that
corn will this season bring a better price
relatively than wheat. Many of the West
ern farmers still have thousands of bushelB
?? nr 8 wl, * a f now in tl,eir granaries,
w ich they could have sold at $2.25 per
us el, and who can now have the privi
oge of selling the same together with this
year s crop at less than $1.25 per bushel,
heir potatoes would have brought 60 to
70 cents per bushel last fall, and now they
are a drug at 20 cents, and what their
tie and bogs cannot consume
casos carted out as manure upon their
fields. This is a losson to them, dearly
bought ; but some porsous prefer to learn
their wisdom in the stern school of
a posi
are in some
Pisciculture. —Every farmer who has
a stream of water running through his
grounds can engage in this profitable bu
Pickorel are quite ns profitable
peaches, and trout as tomatoes. Who
will be the first to introduce the business
here. How may it be introduced, should
some one query, we say. go to any of the
numerous fish-pools in the North, and
how the thing is done, and then set about
any great out
lay , and is well worth the- consideration
of those who have the natural advantages
requisite for the business. It is
of great profit to those who have engaged
in it in other places, and why may it not
be made so here ?
It is not attended with
a source
The Star and Journul, of Easton
engaged in a bitter quarrel about the Ma
ryland and Delaware Railroad, tho former
attacking and the latter defending the
pany. They are accustomed to throw dirt
at each other in this way, if not about the
railroad, about something else. The Cecil
Whig and Democrat are
, arc
also constantly
engaged in tho same delectable pastime.
If editors were aware how distasteful their
quarrels are to the public they surely would
A proper self-respect, would also
restrain them, one would think. Several
of the Wilmington journals also indulge
in this editorial foible of thrust and foil,
as if to do so were the pleasantest kind of
wo- ;
, on
C bowing Hens.— The preaching of
men was a remarkable feature of tho late
National Camp Meeting at Round Lake.
A Miss Wittenmeyer, of Philadelphia, ad
dressed the children at Camden Camp
Sunday afternoon last. It is "all right:"
we suppose there must bo Anna Dickin
sons and Susan B. Anthonys in religion
■as well as in politics. The fault, if any,
lies in our antiquated notions, and in our
profound reverence for woman,
cation, perhaps, is at fault, the period of
tutelage having antedated the era of
the "strong-minded."
The Democratic Nomination Election
will take place in the City Hall, Wilming
ton, on Saturday, the 7th of August. The
following gentlemen are candidates fur
nomination :
Mayor .—Joseph M. Barr, Joshua C.
«iuiins, Thomas M. Ogle, and John B.
City Treasurer .—James McCabe, Geo.
II. Robin stt. and John Aikin.
President of Council. — Dr. II. F. As
kew and William Bright.
Assessor .—Lewis JMcCf.II and Francis
" Let es uave P's."—A t the roccnt
dinner given at the Indian Queen, in
Wilmington, by the proprietors of Wbunn's
Rawbone Superphosphate, to certain gen
tlemen of this neighborhood, comprising
some of our largest farmers and peach
growers, the following sentiment was giv
en:—" Peaches, Phosphate, and Printer's
Ink, three of the leading interests of the
xl»j." " Lot us hare P's."
Our cdu
American Telegraph Cable. —A cor
respondent of the Boston Traveller, writ
ing from New York on Saturday last, says:
"The means for a purely American At
lantic Telegraph Cable Company,
New York direct to Europe, has for some
time past been quietly arranging by a
number of New York skilled financiers.
This lino will be worked with what
known in telegraphic circles as "sounder
instruments," that is, the alphabet is indi
cated by sound, instead of by the galvan
ometer reflector system, as now used on
cables, and can be operated 11 or 4 times
as rapidly as can
present system,
ments were manufactured for this compa
ny some timo since, and havo bocn thor
oughly tested both in Europe aud America
—in Europe through a circuit of 3,000
miles of insulated wire, and with the most
perfect success. They are constructed
upon entirely new principles, and arc so
far wholly unknown to the public. Ar
rangements have been made with respon
sible parties in relation to the finances of
the enterprise, and it is confidently ex
pected that the project will be far advanc
ed towards completion during the coming
The French Cable was formally inaugu
possibly be done by the
Two sets of these instru
rated on Wednesday, the 28th iust, and
the following tel* grams exchanged be
tween the Emperor Napoleon and Presi
dent Grant :
Peacii Items. —The general opinion iu
regard to the Hale's Early peaches, the
variety now being sent to market, is that
they are a failure. They can hardly be
got to market in a merchantable condi
tion ; by reason of their rotting so rapidly.
In many cases they are rotting ou the
Paris, France, July 28th, 1869.
The Emperor of the French to the President of the
United States :
very glad to inaugurate the new telegraph
line wkieh binds France to America, by sending
to you the expression of my wishes for yourself
and for the prosperity of the United States.
The President of the United Slates to the Emperor of
the French :
I cordially reciprocate your good wishes, and
trust that the liberal policy of the Uuitcd States,
pursuant to which this cable has been landed,
may result in many such means of communica
tion, especially between this country and its ear
liest ally and friend. U. S Grant.
trees. Some growers, to get them in
market without rotting, are picking them
so green that tho commission men have
great trouble to sell them. Those who
have succeeded in shipping iu good order
are generally satisfied witli their returns,
however. This variety will run out by
the middle of next week, and will be fol
lowed by the Troth's Early, the old early
variety, which gives better promise.
Line of Steamers to New York.—
Two staunch Bea-going steamers, the Gen.
Grant and Fire-Fig, commenced making
trips between Dona Landing and New
York this week, for the purpose of car
rying peaches. These wc under
stand, have been chartered by responsible
parties about Dover, who expect soon to
place a third boat on the lino.
Two propellers are to run from the
Eagle's Nest, Smyrna Creek, to Phila
delphia. The growers will ship most by
the Jersey Blue, however, because Capt.
Taggart has been at about $1000 expense
in cleaning out the Creek to accommodate
them. — , S myr na limes.
The Milford Friend says :—Somebody
will either make a fortune or file a peti
tion in bankruptcy liefore the present
peach season is over. There is and has
been some heavy speculating, and we fear
that everybody's anticipations will not be
Harbeson Hickman, Esq. of Lewes, is
making preparations for canuing peaches
on a large scale.
A grand tournament and fancy ball are
to be given at the Montgomery White Sul
phur Spiugs, Virginia, ou Thursday, the
ath of August. Among the managers are
Governor Elect Walker, of Virginia, Gen.
Beuureguard and other distinguished men.
Preparations arc making to render the af
fair quite brilliant. The springs are
reached by the Orange and Alexandria
The Great Lesseppo Canal is rapidly
hastening to completion, notwithstanding
all the English demonsttutions of its impos
sibility. It is now certain that a great
salt water river, one hundred and twenty
yards wide, and twenty-six feet deep will
forever connect the Mediterranean and the
The work is a great triumph of
French engineering, persevercncc and
Red Sea.
It is reported that a number of rafts
men, who had taken passage on the steam
er Dubuque, at Hampton, on the Missis
sippi, attempted to make free use of the
cabin, and, on being ejected, created a
riot, in which the passengers and crew
participated resulting in the killing of eight
A man named Jaggard, living
Princess Anne, received a box of rattle
snakes by express last week, from tho up
per part of Pennsylvania. They
marked "Ferrets."
perfect control over them, nnd got them to
play with.
He is said to have
Conscription has been resorted to by
the Governor of the jurisdiction of Triui
dad, in Cuba. Spaniards between the ages
of fifteen and sixty years are required to
do military duty. Tho press demands the
general adoption of the system.
Aman committed suicide in Englund a
day or two ago by throwing himself under
a railroad train. On his person was found
a number of the securities robbed from the
New York Ocean Dank some time
The London Times deems it impossible
to keep the Chinese out of this country,
as well as impolitic, and considers them
safe • lemcnt of assistance iu colonization.
The Proposed Railroad from Elkton
to Massey's.— Mayor Banks and a select
committee of the Baltimoro City Council
made a reconnoisanoe of the route of the
proposed railroad from Elkton to Massey's
Cross Roads on Monday and Tuesday of
last week, and also of the liuo of the Kent
Railroad to the Chesapeake. The Ches
tertown Transcript says :
The visiting party was met at Elkton by
committee on the part of tho Kent road,
(with carriages) who escorted them over
the proposed route of road from Elktou to
Massey's Cross Roads, arriviug at Clics
tertown on Monday night. During the
evening the committee and tho Hon. Geo.
Vickers, President of the road, were ser
enaded by the Kent Cornet Band. On
Tuesday morning the whole party started
in carriages over the route of tho Kent
road to the Chesapeake, where a bountiful
dinner was awaiting them, spvead under
the shade, on the banks of the Bay. Tho
strangers having received a bird's-eye view
of our county—with which they expressed
themselves highly pleased—sat down to a
good old.fashioned Eastern Shore dinner;
to which the waters of the Bay contribu
ted its share. Gen. Vickers, the Presi
dent of the road, presided at the table; on
his right Mayor Banks ; and the members
of the Council right and left.
After dinner, toasts were given and
speeches made by Gen. Vickers, Mayor
Banks and others, and the company re
turned to tho city much pleased with their
Railroad Appropriations.—A gentle
man of Townsend, just returned from
Baltimore, informs us that the City Coun
cil have appropriated $800,000 to con
struct the proposed Railroad from Elkton
to Massey's, and $200,000 to aid the
Kent Railroad from Massey's to Deep
Landing. This will bo welcome news to
the friends of these improvements.
Trespass.— Great complaint is made by
fruit growers in this vicinity, of trespass
er in their orchards, who carry off their
fruit by baskets full, break their trees,
and otherwise injure their property. The
law of 1808 affords ample protection to
fruit growers, if it is only enforced. This
law provides that any person who shall
wilfully enter the enclosure of another
without his consent, and take aud carry
away any fruit, plant, or vegetable, shall
be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and
upon conviction thereof shall be sentenced
to pay a fine of not less than tivo, nor more
than twenty dollars, and the costs of pros
ecution, and in default of payment, shall
be imprisoned in the county jail for a term
not less than five nor more than thirty
days. We publish this act for the
ing of trespassers, as we have been assured
by a number of fruit growers that they
mean to break up the lawless practico of
plundering peach orchards and berry
patches, by making an example of every
person taken in the act, or in any manner
detected in trespassing upon or iu robbing
their premises of fruit.
til l. Tmvv n qq
Gut I own Commissioners. -The no
tion, or commonly received opinion, that
Middletown is without a board of Commis
sioners for tho current year, is not found
ed upon the act incorporating the town.
As there was a failure to elect a board at
the last election, or as it was so decided
by a portion of the board, at least, the for
mer board held over, and are as much the
commissioners of the town now, as they
were during the term for which they
elected. The charter expressly declares
that the commissioners shall continue in
office one year, " or until their successors
are duly elected." It is clear, therefore,
that as there was no election of their
sors at tile last election, the board arc still
authorized and bound under the charter to
act, and to continue in office until their
successors are "duly elected."
and expected, therefore, that they will
sumo their duties under the charter, and
give attention to the business of the corpo
ration, and to the condition of the town,
which is so much needed.
It is hoped
" The merciful man is merciful to his
If he cannot afford a fly-net to
keep off the swarms of voracious phlebot
omists that are ready to devour his poor
beast, he can at least pluck sprigs of wild
indigo, sassafras or huckleberry bushes,
aud interweave them in his gear or har
ness. We have seen several horses pass
through town, recently, protected in this
manner from the worrying and tormenting
flies so abundant at this season of the year.
Damaoino the Trees.
The trees op
posite the Presbyterian Parsonage have
been greatly damaged by the boys clam
bering up them in order to look "in upon
the exhibitions going on from timo to time
in the Town Hall,
duty it is to protect the trees from de
struction—-no one to prevent the breaking
to pieces of these ornaments of the town,
or to prevent tho constant violation of the
town ordinances.
There is no one whose
Hoos Running at Large.
Some per
sons in this town, taking advantage of the
fact that we havo had no acting town au
thorities for some time past, have turned
their hogs loose to roam at large through
the streets, rooting around and rubbing
their filth against trees and whitewashed
Such people should understand
thut it is against the law of the State for
hogs to run at large, and if they want to
"save their bacon," they bad better put
in pens aud keep it there, or the proper offi
cers will see to it. The laws of Delaware
arc not abrogated because there seems to
be no municipal law to govern Middle
Several of our citizens have gone to the
Virginia Springs. Mr. S. M. Reynolds,
wife and child, arc at Berkeley Springs
Mr. John 1'. Cochran .and wife are at the
White Sulphur. Mr. E. 11. Cochran aud
wife have gone to the White Sulphur,
and Mr. Martin Vandegrift and F. T.
Perry have gone to Berkeley. Mr. E. M.
Hanson and Miss Annie J. Hanson, go
next week to Cape May.
Workmen are now busily repairing Del
aware College. The roofs have been re
newed, the floors relaid, the windows ad
justed nud everything is being nmdo
good as new.
The recent refreshing showers have
greatly revived the corn, but a full crop
out of the question.
Mr. Samuel Townsend sent us on Wed
nesday, a beautiful sample of Hale's Early
Peaches, from his home orchard, th
years old, the largest of which measured
eight and a half inches in circumference.
On Thursday he sent us a basket of the
our thanks
variety, very fine, for which ho has
— J We are also indebted to the
polite attention of Mr. E. R. Cochran, for
another basket, received on the same day,
from his flourishing orchard in this vicinity.
We are indebted to Mr. Wm. C. Park
er for a basket of very superior Hale's Ear
ly Peaches, some of which measured eight
inches in circumference. Mr. Parker made
his first shipment on Wednesday last, and
has the reputation of sending liis fruit to
market in very nico order. Care in pick
ing, culling and packing, is essential to
good prices. We received yesterday mor
ning, from Capt. James Kanely and Mr.
J. Henry Hanson, a basket of Hale's Ear
ly, for which we tender our thanks. The
largest of Capt. Kaneley's measured 8J
inches in circumference. We also received
a fine basket from Mr. Thomas Wood,
the farm of Mr. John P. Cochran, for
which he has our thanks. Mr. Joseph
West also has our thanks for a basket of
fine Halo's Early,
friends ?
Who says we have no
On Saturday morning last, Charles Toll,
a farmer, living about a mile from Milford,
commenced threshing wheat, when about
seventy-five bushels had been threshed out
the machine was discovered to be on fire.
The fire almost immediately spread to his
wheat stacks and they were soon wrapped
in flames and the whole wheat crop was
destroyed. It is estimated that there was
300 bushels of wheat, and the loss is esti
mated at $600, the machine being de
stroyed but the horse and horse power
caping injury. The fire was caused by
friction resulting from a crooked cog.
There was but a moderate attendance
at the Ilall, on Monday and Tuesday
nings, to see Sanford's Opera Troupe.
Sanford is the best delineator of negro
character in the profession, hut that style
of entertainment is not as popular now
formerly. This community will patronise
host that which is most refined.
Heavy 11 heat.— The fine quality of
the new crop is shown by the weight. One
of our grain factors hero informs us that it
will average 01 pounds to the bushel;
much of it weighs 62 lbs. and
high as 64 lbs. to the bushel.
B\ e
sonic as
Osceola, the celebrated trotting stallion,
owned by Geo. G. Lobdell, of Wilming
ton, died at Marshalton, Chester county,
I'a. Tuesday last, of inflamation of the
to $6,000.
Goon Cuor.—The Delaware Gazette
says : The stalk ground of Frank Hol
comb, Esq. of New Castle Hundred, yiel
ded twenty-niue bushels of wheat to the
acre, of excellent quality.
He was valued at from $5,OCO
Tho latent ubonl tho Junction & Brcak
water Railroad is that the work linn actu
; >"y 5 at»l that the engine will wake
tbo s i ecpcra of Lswcg ou tUe a first of g
tenibci\ r
We understand that the peach orchard
of Dr. Ridgcly, of Dover, was eonsid°ra
bly damaged by the high wiud of Tues
There was a hop at " Vacancy," ou the
Manor, and another at Collins' Beach,
Thursday night. Pleasure rules the hour.
The Milford paper points to the exam
ple ot Middletown and Smyrna in urging
theereetion of a town hall.
Things in Cecil. —Post Master Gene
ral Creswcll fell and broke his arm on Sat
urday night, at the residence of Rev. Jas.
Mclntiro, near Elkton. He was sitting in
a rocking chair, on the portico, and inad
vertently rocked over the edge, falling to
tho ground.
The individual stockholders of Bohemia
Bridge have elected David Palmer a di
rector, in place of George W. Bennett, de
Ilobert Goodyear, a youth of about eigh
teen, residing in Elkton, died of sunstroke
on the 12th inst.
Items ot Ntwi.
A meeting of visitors at the Greenbrier
White Sulphur Springs was held Tuesday
and resolutions were passed expressive of
gratitude to George Peabody for his gift
of $8,000,006 to the cause of education in
the South.
The Boston Transcript of Monday says:
—"More drunken people were seen in our
streets yesterday than on any other Sab
bath within the memory of tho oldest in
A party of Carlists at Ferascon, Spain,
was defeated on Monday. The Govern
ment lias received öfters of assistance in
putting down the insurrection from
ous quarters in Spain. Among the öfters
is one from Espartero.
A train on the Memphis and Louisville
Railroad broke through a trestle bridge
near Clarksville, Tenn. AVednesday morn
ing. All but one of the cars were des
troyed by fire, three persons being killed
and 28 wounded, 11 of the latter
Yet Boston has a prohibitory
The Cuban insurgents have lately burned
and otherwise destroyed much property in
the vicinity of Trinidad. They attacked
Puerto Principe iu large force a few days
ago, hut were repulsed with considerable
^ Rev. Bishop Early, of tlie Methodist
Episcopal Church South, is lying serious
ly ill at his residence, in Lynchburg, Vir
Tho successful laying of tbo French
ble was duly celebrated Tuesday, and
Duxbury was, for a time, in a blazo of
Hon. Edgar McPherson, clerk of the
House of Representatives, sailed for Eu
rope from Baltimore Wednesday.
They have started a newspaper at Cape
May, called the Daily Wave.
Gen. Grant, the New York Herald says,
is learning to dance.
Harvest in Canada West
about the last of July.
Hog cholera is prevailing in several por
tions of Indiana.
President Grant goes to Saratoga on the
J. r, il of August.
Foreign Affairs.
A crisis has arisen in the affairs of
France. Tho pcoplo demand of Napoleon
a return from imperial absolutism to parlia
mentary rule, that his own absolute will
shall bend to that of their own as expres
sed through the Corps Legislatif. It is
said that he will make concessions to these
demands, thus showing himself to be wiser
than the Bourbons, who conceded nothing
and lost all. The liberal spirit is active,
slowly but surely undermining the old
system of things and making even the
Imperial throue insecure and tottering.
Napoleon sees the situation perfectly, and
is not slow in acting. He has signified
an inteution of grunting many of the
points made by the opposition, and in or
der that matters may not be hurried to
unseeming conclusion has prorogued the
Corps Legislatif, until near the end of
This is the present position of
In the meantime, the op
ponents to Imperial rule have resolved to
keep before the nation the principles ad
vocated by them in their demand for the
right of resolution or interpellation. M.
Thiers is outspoken in favor of immediate
action of a bold and aggressive character,
hut Jules Favre advocates silence for the
present, hut entire readiness to take ad
vantage of any change in public opinion
or governmental situation which may
cur during the suspension of tho sittings
of the Corjis Legislatif . The New York
Tribune well remarks: "It is au evi
dence of emboldened liberalism, and equally
of imperial failing, that one hundred and
tour members of the new Legislature, in
cluding men of the Conservative class,
demanded that the Legislative body should
be free to criticise the policy of the _
eminent, and to put questions, to make
motions and amendments without subjec
ting them previously to the veto of Na
poleon's council.
Third Party demanding a responsible
Ministry, and the freedom of Parliament
from the trammels of official rules, reck
ons upon the unprecedented strength of
hundred and fifty-five votes, leaving
the government in a minority of twenty
two." This is truly a dilemma, frfftn
which entire escape is difficult without re
course to force,
to tho blast,
when once down, can lie regain his up
right position once more ? Will not the
people clamor for a duplication of all
grants of power in their favor ? Assur
edly. This is the history of all popular
movements. King John yielded
points to his Barons, and the current, then
started, swept away many not thought of
at the inception of the movement. If the
result of an election is marked by radical
alterations in the government of France,
the people will soon make their voices
heard through that trumpet in a still more
emphatic manner. And, when the goal of
resistance is reached, what can the Em
peror do ? He can use tho army. But
by so duing he will leave liis son to be
upheld by bayonets, not tho love, devo
tion and fidelity of the French people.
r Ibe present ruler of Russia is a reform
er, and the improved condition of liis king
dom testifies to the wisdom and benefice
of his acts.
the Emperor.
Tho resolution of the
The Emperor must bow
11c means to do so. But,
Following close upon the lib
eration of the serfs, the Czar has perfected
liiiu put in operation another important re
form in his realm. He has abolished the
hereditary character of the R usai ail priest
hood, and thus changed the condition of a
numerous class of his subjects. In speak
ing upon this subject the Moscow Gazette
remarks that it is seldom any great reform
has so carefully avoided the infringement
of justice in respect to vested lights,
children of the clergy lose m
rights with the abolition of the hereditary
character of the clerical office. Th
to continue to have the benefit of th
itulilc aud educational establishments hith
erto maintained for the clergy,
important feature in the
better provision which it makes for the
maintenance of tho priesthood,
poverty has been principally duo to the
cossivc number, both of
priests, the former having
for the latter. I_
tributiou of
) of their
y are
new ukase is the
parishes and
been created
There is to be a new dis
cures, on tho basis of popula
tion, facility of communication between
villages and tho moral condition of parish
Another important alteration in
the ecclesiastical laws of Russia is about
to be submitted to the Emperor.
R'its of civil marriages in the case of Rus
sian dissenters who do not acknowledge
the orthodox sacraments, and is calculated
to obviate a great amount of immorality
among a large and not uuimportant class
of the population.
Advices from Madrid to the 22d. bring
the important intelligence that Don Carlos
had entered Spain, in the Province of
It nd
Some fighting has already ta
ken place. This man is the son of Don
Carlos the Pretender, and is now making
the last of several attempts to obtain a
foothold on the soil of Spain. Since 1846
he has lived principally in London and
Naples, in which latter city he married the
sister of King Ferdinand, and lias borne
the titles of Count do Montemolin and
His political opinions
are Bourbonized to the last degree, and
his advent to power would be a greater
curse than the peogle of Spain have yet
been called upon to bear. Wo doubt if
Spain will be at rest until her government
assumes the form of a republic.
Advices from Cuba are again favorable
to tbo insurgents. There had been some
severe fighting with repeated defeats of the
Spanish troops. Gen. Jordon's forces
have been joined to those of Rustan. A
banquet tendered to the officers of the U.
S. Squadron at Santiago had been declined.
Duke of Madrid.
Wednesday afternoon a boat
Delaware drew a large number of young
to Point Airy. Whilst some parties
were discharging a small cannon, a young
man named Charles Leckncr, was struck
by the wad iu tho leg and had it dreadful
ly shattered. Ho was taken to the Penn
sylvania Hospital where amputation was
performed, but he gradually sunk from the
shock the system had received and died iu
the course of the evening.
raec on the
Two gentlemen left Selma, Ala. a few
days since for San Francisco for a ship
ment of Chinese. They had orders for
500, laborers.
•15 5.'," . 'I.i,. '
Swift Justice. —A correspondent of the
Memphis Avalanche writes from Tennes
see :
"At Island 40 wo learned of a summa
ry act of retribution perpetrated by a he
roic lady living at Dock Bateman's, on the
island. On Wednesday morning last,
about one o'clock, a colored man by the
name of Green, who had been working on
the place but a few days, entered the room
of this lady and attempted to get in bed
with her. She awoke and reached for her
pistol, which she kept near by, and dis
charged the contents of it at him. They
took effect in his right breast, near the
shoulder, passing down near his heart.
He ran two or three hundred yards from
the house and fell, where he died in about
three hours."
Tho cut fish fishermen are now at Bom
bay Hook. They caught fifteen hundred
day lust week, with hooks baited with
Sometimes over a thousand
on one liue.— Smyrna
old cheese,
hooks arc strung
Tho Forest Presbyterian Church has
been closed since the 18th iust. the Pastor,
Dr. Patton, being absent ou Long Island,
Services will be resumed agaiu on the 2d
Subbath in August.
On the 23d inst. in Philadelphia, Mr. Wm. N.
Brice, aged 30 years, son of Wm. A. and Mary
A. Brice, of Kent county, Md.
Near Warwick, in Cecil county, on the 24th
inst. Kmcline Greenwood, daughter of Mr. Wil
liam Price, aged two years and three months.
At his residence, near Delaware City, July
29th, John C. Clarke.
Wheat, old.
Wheat, new.
Corn yellow,.
" white.".
Oats, new.
Timothy Seed.
Clover Seed.
Live Spring Chickens.
Potatoes, New.
$1 25
1 05
l oo
. 4 50
.10 75
.20 cts doz
.230)25 cts. lb
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.23(71 25 " "
..20(7722 " "
...20(77:22 " "
...18019 " "
■45(a) 50"^ bushel.
..50055^ "
Prime new red wheat.
Corn, new yellow.
Oats (Pennsylvania)..
.$1 50© 1 60
.SI 17
.08 ©74
.So' oo
.$4 70
Wheat, prime.
Corn, New.
1 50
.1 10
•$6 75010 50
Chickens, dressed 17.
20cts. Lurd
20 .
I Hogs
illogs, alive
j Potatoes, round 45.
! Honey
20 .
20 .
$ 2 . 00 .
The above prices will lie paid in cash for pro
dace delivered iu good order ; and we wish to
say that we keep constantly on hand
soriiiieut of Groceries nnd Provisions
good as
hicli we
will sell reasonably lor cash, at the Corner of
Broad und Anderson Streets, Middletown, Del.
March 20—tf INGRAM A GIBSON.
228 MARKET STREET, 2nd Door below THIRD
Beady Modo Clothing in Delaware,
on hand, and will he sold
at less than Philadelphia Prices.
All our Clothing is made in Superior niannor by
Our Own Make,
The Proprietor having an experience of over
thirty years in this Business, will guarantee satis
faction to uny purchaser.
A full line of
hand for
vhich will be made iu the
At No. 228 Market Street,
iffi£F*The Oldest Established Clothing Emporium
in Delaware.
Edward Moore.
March 16— y
N OTICE.—Dr. J. J. Vandc-rford, Dentist,
gives notice that lie will lie absent from his
Office for two weeks from the 4th of August next
July 31—3\v
Notice To TresBpaesers.
A LL persons are forbid to tresspass upon the
premises of the undersigned, in any way
■whatever, ns the Law will be enforced against
a so offending.
Dissolution of Copartnership.
fl'MlE Copartnership heretofore existing and
. i,J. r ,?. d L n Ç under thc ' Firm tf MURRAY
k BO\\ LS, in the Wine, Liquor and Livery Sta
ble husines, in Middletown, Del. is this day dis
solved by mutual consent of tho parties, and all
persons having claims against the firm will pre
sent them to Thomas Murray for payment, and
all indebted to the firm will make immediate pay
ment to Geo. W. Ingram, as the business must be
settled at once. THOMAS MURRAY
Middletown, July 26th, 1869
July 31—1m*
Cecilton, Md.
y 31—6m
Mutual Life Insurance Company.
Guarantee Capital $100,000.00.
Cor. Till Ac Markst SU.
Wilmington, Delaware.
T HE Pioneer Mutual Company in adopting
Rates of Premiums based on American ex
perience of mortality nnd interest.
Premiums lower than any other Mutual Com
Purely mutual.
. All the profits divided among
the Policy-Holders. There are no stockholders
in this company.
All Policies'
non-forfeiting. Not after two
years, but after the first annual payment.
All kinds of policies issued. Ordinary Lift*.
Ten ^ car Plan. Single Payment and Instalment.
All kinds of Endowment Tables. Return Pre
mium Table. Joint Life Table. Children's En
dowment Table.
Premiums payable in one payment, in Five
Ten, Fifteen or Twenty Instalments, or during
Life. Payments received unnually, semi-annual
ly, or quarterly. All payments required in Cash.
Dividends on the " Contribution Plan." It
will be observed that the reduction of rates is
equivalent to a Dividend in Advance of at least
thirty-three and one-third per cent.
The Loan feature is entirely original with this 1
company—for full explanation send for the
pony's publications.
And any information required promptly
cd on application to the Home Office.
_ ce, or to
any ot the Company's Agents.
JOHN P. McLEAR, President,
GEO. W. STONE, Vice President,
M. M. CHILD, Secretary,
BhNJ. NIELDS, Counsel Sc Actuary,
D. W . MAULL, Chief Medical Examiner.
John I*. McLear,
William Bush,
John V. Rice,
Job H. Jackson,
Clement B. Smvlh,
William Canbv,
William S. Milles,
Janies Morrow,
Lewis P. Bush, M. D.
Samuel Brancroft Jr.
George W. Bush,
Wm. G. Gibbons,
Henry F. Pickels,
Thomas D. Webb,
William H. Swift,
Edw. Bringliurst, Jr.
J. II. Adams,
H. B. Seidel,
James Bradford.
John I*. McLear,
William Bush,
Thos. W. Webb,
William Can by
Geo. W. Bush,
Williams. Hilles
Samuel Brancroft, jr.
Ed. Briughurst, jr.
Wm. G. Gibbous,
George W. Stone,
Jno. V. Rice,
W. II. Swift.
Middletown, Delaware*
July 31—ly
r pills Institution, the only Female College i
J- Maryland, was incorporated in 1849, and
liberally endowed by the State in 1860. It af
fords Hoarders and Day Pupils every advantage
to acquire a thorough nnd accomplished cduei -
t on. It has a good Library, Chemical nnd Phil
osophical apparatus, nnd valuable Cabinets of
Minerals, Gents, Coins nnd Medals. Resides pu
pils from the different counties in Maryland, it
bus an extensive patronage from the Middle,
Southern and Western States.
Session opens September 6th.
N. G. BROOKS, LL. D. Prof. Aneicnt Langua
T . LI , A. M. Professor of Mathematics, Ac.
Mons. LOUIS GANDIN, A. M. Prof, of French.'
Mr. LEW IS LAUER, Prof, of German.
Mr. G. A. GNOSSPKLINS, Prof, of Music.
Mr. VAN REUTH, Prof, of Painting.
Miss M. S. COVINGTON, Mathematics A His
Mus M. B. MOON', Bel! es- Letters and Physiol
ogy. Late Principal of Female Institute, Sumter,
Miss IMOGEN' II. SIMMON'S, Piano nnd Sing
ing. Late Musical Directress State Female Col
lege, Memphis, Tenn.
Mrs. E. A. POLSTER, Piano and Guitar.
Mrs. JULIET WORKMAN, Vocal Music.
Catalogues or any information, address
July 31 3m* N. C. BROOKS. President.
New Cjsti.e County, July 20th, 1809.
Upon application of Gideon E. Huklll, Execu
tor of the last Will and Testament of John F.
IIiikill, late of Saint Georges Hundred in said
county, deceased ; it is ordered nnd directed by
the Register that the Execcutor aforesaid give
notice of the granting of Letters Testamentary
upon the Estate of the deceased, with the date of
granting thereof, by caiisingndverlisemoiits to he
posted within forty days from the date of such
Letters, in six^f the most public places of the
County of New Castle, requiring all persons hav
ing demands against the Estate, to present the
same, or abide by an Act of Assembly in Buch
made and provided. And also'causo the
same to lie inserted within the same period i
Middletown Transcript, a newspaper published in
Middletown, and to he continued therein two
f r ~'~' 1 Given under tlie hand and Seal of Of
t L. s. Vfice of the Rigister aforesaid, at New
'—p' Gastlo, in New Castle County, aforesaid,
tho day and year above written.
R. C. FRAIM, Register.
AO persons having claims against
the Estate of the deceased must present the same
onM " 'Vi 10 Ç' xcrulor 0» or before July
20th, 1870, or abide the Act of Assembly in such
cases made and provided. 1
July 24—2m.
G. E. HUKILL, Executor.
Address— Middletown, Del.
Farmers, Take Notice!
THE undersigned having obtained Letters
, a,cut fur an "Improvement in Grain Drill' '
for the purpese of.Sowing Phosphate, Guano, and
other Fertiliwirs, dated Oet. 27, 1868 , k confirmed
by the Superior Court of the District of Colum
bia, July 10, 180», would respectfully inform tho
Farming Community that he bus made
ments to furnish to them the
Grain nnd Phosphate Drill
The Phosphate Arrangement can be attached
to any common grain drill that 1ms been 1„
There were 71 sold Inst year in this ncigobor.
SSffi SK* c Ätt»
Farmers wishing to procure these Drills ,
apply early ns, owing to the lateness of the
son, only a limited number wUl he odi-red
further informa tion a^pfy
July 24—tf
Odessa, Delaware.
treated with the qtmost success, br J.lsasxm
r. 7 Äa"g;Wfi<:i
Ï "" at hi * office - Tht medill LX"areTn n
vitcd to accompany their patients, us he^hu mj
secrets in his practice. Artificial ... . n 3
without pain. No charge for' TZnSSdT**
_ VT notice.
D 0n A oHbe h f"re the FiT.7î'î ic Ph J' 8ici ""i will,
Office to his Residence on Lake 7
St. Middletown, Dcl whcre he » , k " Broad
"^'uSS^dvSXS! ece,TC pi '
A ?2n D r' Ge ™ un ' Sweet-sounding PI
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