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MIDDLETOW N, DEL. SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 7, 1869. I«b«r la Vain. Fetishism, which is tho worship of stones, plants, weapons and other things, is said to be spreading among the negroes in the south. Obeism, or snake worship, is also on the increase. One of their latest festi vals, says a Southern paper, is a dance around kettles of boiling snakes, lizards, and toads. The dancers call themselves the angles of God. These horrid heathen rites and ceremonies, practiced by their auocators in Africa, have been preserved among them in this country, and appear to be on the increase. The negroes here in our midst, with but few exceptions, be lieve in conjuration, "spells," witchcraft and ghosts. These are the people who are to become participants with us in the duties and responsibilities of self-government, as soon as the 15th amendment is ratified. This is an achievement which has long been near and dear to the heart of Radi as calism. This is a part of the "mission" of this " heaven-inspired" party of "moral ideas. This is a part of the "progress" of the 19th century—the progress of rad icalism, the upheaving and overturning of the olden prejudice of caste and class—the levelling ilownicards of all men to one com mon agrarian level—the perfection and quintessence of republican government, the beginning of the latter-day glory, when "the crooked shall be made straight and the rough places plain, mark ! and vouchsafe to pity the crack brained uttcrers of such wretched cant. Ileavcn save the But the Phillipses, the Beechers, tho Til tons, id genu» omne, are full of it, and there is no telling where the wild day dreams of tho noble army of political "re formers" will lead us, or what new steps, in their march of "progress" will ultimate ly be taken. We are not impressed with the newfan gled notions of the capabilities of the Af rican. We would do the race no injus tice, but it is under a ban from which no human power can extricate it, nnd wheth er bond or free, it is a "servant" still, and must continue so to be ! In his best es tate, and under the most favorable circum stances, the African is an inferior. This is a fact patent upon the pages of the world's history. Japheth has "enlarged his borders," but Ham has not, nor is he capable of so doing. In Liberia, a colony planted and sustained by white men for more than forty years, he has made no progress. He has added no territory, laid out no new roads, made no impression, or very trifling, upon the surrounding hea then, and can scarcely maintain himself in us favorable a condition as he was at first placed by the Colonization Society. Rev. Mr. Seyes, the steadfast friend of the Af rican race, and for many years the agent of the Colonization Society residing in Li beria, we are credibly informed has given it as his opinion that the colony will be unable to sustain itself, unsupported and unprotected by the white man. If this be true, in relation to the black man in Li beria, there is no hope of any elevation or amelioration of the race elsewhere. Jam aica and the Southern States of this Union, show what ruin may be wrought in mista ken attempts to ameliorate the condition of the race, but no evidence of amelioration is presented, although it has cost the white man so much in blood and treasure to make the experiment. No one, now, wishes to restore slavery in the South. The Southern people themselves would not do it, if they could ; but these children of Ham must ever remain a servile race, per force of the judgement penally and pro phetically denounced against them by the forerunner of the postdiluvian race. But the infidelity of Radicalism will not accept this view of the matter. It would break down every distinction, every barrier, which the Maker himself has put between the races, and mako them as one. But, haply, this cannot be, and timo will deter mine how futile has all the toil of Radi calism been towards this end. The negro, free, and in competition with the white man, perishes. Dependent upon the white man and controlled by him, he prospers. Rad icalism cannot reverse the laws of his be ing, or alter the decrees of fate. It may labor to secure that end, but its labor will all come to naught. The Ellipse. —There will be au eclipse of the sun, to-day, commencing a little af five o'clock, P. M. About ten-twelfths of the sun's disk will be covered. In por tions of the United States the eclipse will be total, and this will be the last total Ibecltpee during this century. Get your smoked glass ready. Capt. Joseph M. Barr aud John B. Pen nington, Esqrs., have withdrawn their names as candidates for the nomination of tbe Democratic party for the Mayoralty of Wilmington. The contest is therefore be tween Thomas M. Ogle aod Joseph L. firms, Esqrs., for tho position. B. Everett Smith, Esq. editor of the Snow Hill Shield, announoes himself as a .candidate for the nomination of comptrol ler of the treasury of 3'vylaipJ, Th* High Prick of Coal. —It is now well understood that the high price of an thracito coal is the result of combination between tho collieries. The so-ealled strikes of the present season, were the re sults of an arrangement, previously agreed upon, to that end. What is the duty of the public in this case. First, to protect itself against theso extortioners. An in dignant cry for the repeal of the tariff on coal has been raised, so that Canada coal is It can be imported, and Congress dare not turn n deaf ear to this appeal. This, how ever, will not afford relief in time for the next winter. Let every one resolve to use as little of this fuel as possible. Let those who can do so use wood, and let those who have kept up two or three fires, dispense with all but one. Where there are base ments to houses, use drums in chambers and sitting rooms. Let those who can do so, substitute bituminous for authracitc coal, and in everyway possible, seek to thwart the purposes of this consummate villainy, which is not a whit better than highway robbery. The Tennessee Election. —The elec tion in Tennessee will take place in Au gust. The controversy is the most bitter of any that has occurred for a long time. The candidates for Governor, Messrs. Sen ter and Stokes, havo been engaged in can vassing the State, generally in company in the Old Western and Southwestern style; and their two factions are, of course, more intensely hostile to each other than either of them ever was toward the Democrats. Meantime, while the Republicans arc fighting each other, the Democrats have nominated no State ticket, but have quiet ly set aside the several Stokes and Senter candidates for tho Legislature, nnd put up men of their own. In the present condi tion of affairs, therefore, it is likely that the next Legislature of Tennessco will be Democratic. As it has a United States Senator to elect, it is obvious that the Democrats arc in a fair way to secure all the advantages of the fight. of of be will Kentucky Election. —The success of the Democratic ticket in Kentucky is complete. J. W. Tate, for State Treasu rer, will have from 40,000 to 45,000 ma jority. It is thought that not more than fifteen or twenty Republicans will be elec ted to the Legislature. There were some disturbauces in Louisville, in which pis tols were used, but no lives were lost. The returns from the Alabama election, although meagre, arc so far favorable to the Democrats. Parkinson and Mann, Democrats, are elected to Congress. A negro mob seized upon the polls in Bald win county, beat a wliito man severely, and prevented any negroes from voting the Democratic ticket. Tenfiessee voted on Thursday. Senter elected by 25,000 majority; both branches of the Legislature Conservative. Fatal Accident. —The Philadelphia Ledger furnishes the following painful intelligence. Mr. Howell is well known to many of our citizens and is connected with several families in this neighborhood. Albert B. Howell, son of Mr. ffm. How ell, residing at Thirty-fourth and race streets, was accidentally killed on Monday afternoon by the discharge of a gun in the hands of his brother Edgar. The painful occurrence took place under these circum stances : A lad who resides iu the neigh borhood put n loaded gun in an outhouse on Mr. Howell's place, and Albert obtained it against the wishes of Edgar, who under took to wrest it from him. In doing so the load was discharged, taking effect in the lower part of the face, causing a terrible wound and instant death. Albert was eleven years old, Edgar is thirteen. The parents were at Capo May, and returned to the city upon the sad intelligence reaching them. A writer on the wing thus assails the fashionable follies at Saratoga :— Of course everything is done in "style" at the springs. If you want to move in "good" society here yon must do things according to the style ; yon must walk in style, talk in style, eat in style, and laugh in style; in other words, you must be everything but your own little self. It will not do to be natural. Naturalness is unfushionable. We visited some of the principal hotels and saw some of the most superb combinations of softness and silks, nonsense and broadcloth, in the shnpe of men nnd women, pectable rottenness gathers nt watering places. It is an outrageous libel on the God of nature to find humanity so burdened with cruel distortions, and all the beauty of natural lost in the mannerisms of what is falsely call ed good society. We make but littie doubt that more then three-fourths of the visitors at these fashionable resorts come not for recovery of health hut to spread themselves in all the extravagance of "high life." _ A Chinese giant, 8 feet 8 inches high, 25 years old, is exhibiting his Brobdigna gian proportions in New York city. We have not heard that lie has swallowed any of the Lilliputians of Gotham. D. James Blackiston, Esq. offers anoth er eligibly located and valuable Farm near Head of Sassafras, at public sale, on the 21st inst. Delaware capitalists have other fine chance for investment in Kent land. It i surprising what res fo8hionahle af of will of of be L. the a an Wc arc pleased to hear that our Dela ware friends at Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, appreciate tho weekly visits of the Transcript, and "Can't keep house without it." B. F. Butler bas written a letter on the political situation of Virginia, in which he saya that Congreess is the only power tba't can remove the neoesity of the taking of tbe test oath by the members of the L islature. •* LOCAL. AFFAIRS. to left P. will tho end the the car at on at for by in in a Chesapeake City. —A letter to a Bal timore paper, says :—One of the great at tractions of tho town is the famous steam pump, said to be the only one of the kind in the country. Your readers are aware that canals are generally fed from two sources, tide water or mountain streams, which supply the waste of water caused by evaporation, and by the process of locking. Now at this point the surface of the canal is about sixteen feet above the Back crock, and as there are no streams which dis charge their watera into the canal, the waste must be supplied by artificial means, and th Canal Company have erected here a pow erful steam pump to raise the water from the creek into the canal. Tho water wheel is 39 feet in diameter, aud is driven by two condensing engines of 200 horse power each, 36 inch bore and 7 foot stroke. It lifts— to a height of 25 feet—177 tons of water per minute, which is discharged into the canal. Your readers may obtain from the above figures some idea af the power of this wonderful machine. Chesa peake City, I am pleased to say, is not yet finished, as some fifteen houses have been, or are now being, erected during this year. The Masons have commenced the foundation of a new hall, 32 by 60 feet, about the center of town. The first story is intended to be rented for stores ; the second as a public hall, and the third for the use of Cecil Lodge, No. 125. The building committee are pushing it vig orously and hope to have it ready for oc cupation by the latter part of the fall The Canal Company have been doing a larger business this year than for several years past. It is a little slack now, but they anticipate a heavy fall business. Rape Case at New Castle. —On Tues day July 27th, a white man named William Walls entered a house in the town of New Castle, and attempted to commit an out rage on the person of Miss Harriet Ann Harman, a young lady occupant of the house. The villain caught her and en deavored to drag her to a bed. The young lady made a desperate resistance, which so incensed the man that he commenced to beat her with his fists, terribly brusing her arms, and lacerating her breast. Fearing that the screams of his victim would at tract attention and lead to his capture, lie released his hold upon her, and, without consummating his diabolical purpose, es caped from the house Cüd came over to this city. On Wednesday SheriiT Rich ardson came here from New Castie i>nd delivered a warrant for the arrest of Walls into the hands of Officer Carpender, who apprehended him in Shipley street, and brought him to the City Hall. Walls was taken over to New Castle on Thursday af ternoon, where he can enjoy the solitude of a room with an iron bar window in the massive stone structure at that place, and ruminate on his brutal attempt to outrage an innocent and respectable girl, until the time arrives for his trial.-— -Journal and Statesman. Fine Wheat Crops. —We mentioned last week, the yield of 29 bushels of wheat to the acre, on the farm of Mr. Frank Holcomb, in this county, from stalk ground. We are informed that Mr. R. §. Griffith, of Head of Sassafras, Kent county, Md, has raised this season 30 bushels to the acre. Thirty bushels to the acre, we see it stated, is the average in California, this year. We have a good report from Sussex county. A letter from Lewes says :—Our wheat crop was never better. In one case 35 bushels harvested to one sowed. Who can beat that? Oats turn out well. Corn could not look bet ter. Farmers all wear smiling faces, of course. But tho greatest yield we have ever seen reported is the following, taken from the Fredericksburg Ya. Herald:— Dr. C. J. Powell of Orange county, Va. seeded last fall 8 bushels of wheat on l j acres of land, together with 1,000 pounds of guano. The land was prepared with remarkable care. Dr. Powell has cut and stacked the crop. There arc seven stacks of his wheat, which several competent judges say will thrash out an average of thirty bushels each. If so this will give 210 bushels to tho acre and a half. Dr. Powell, himself, thinks the yield will not be less than 150 bushels ! ; er The Levy Court Commissioners of New castle county are erecting a workhouse in the jail yard, in connection with tho pris on. The object of tho workhouse is to fur nish employment for the prisoners who havo been sentenced for a long term. When finished it will be furnished with looms for the manufacture of carpet, a large quantity of which is now made, which saves the country a considerable ex pense in the maintenance of the prisoners. The Commissioners are also putting up addition to the Court House for the use of the attorneys during the Court. Kent Railroad. —We learn that at the meeting of the Board of Directors of this road, at Kenuedyville, on Saturday last, a contract was made with tho Messrs. Ab bott, of Baltimore, for sufficient iron to lay the track from Massey's to Kennedyville, the samo to bo delivered in about two weeks. There seems to be but little doubt that the locomotive will reach Kennedy ville by the first of October .—Chcstertown Transcript. IIale's Early.— This variety of poach has been sent to market ; that is, such ortion as did not rot, which is believed to e about one-half. One gentleman who estimated his crop of Hale's Early, at 600 baskets, shipped but 100, tho balance hav ing rotted. This variety is hy no means a favorite with our orchardists. The old er trees do not rot so much. Troth's are now being shipped. Ripe pumpkins, from Reedy Island, were served up, in pumpkin pies, nt the Pier House, on the 5th of August. They would have set a New Englander beside himself. The peach train, yesterday morning,Tan into some cows near the depot, and broke both hind legs of a valuable cow belongiug to J. C. Lippincott, who had her killed. Sixteen and a half dozen of fine white perch were taken in a net, at the Fox Hole, on the Sassafras, by two of our cit izens, on Tuesday last. of he of Ei ghty çar loads of Peaches passed over Delaware Rail Road, on Thursday, sixty of whiob were consigned York. the to New The New Railroad from Millington to Townsend. —The first train of cars left Millington, August 5th, at 12.45 P. M. at which point and time passengers will leave going North. For the present tho passenger car will be attached to the freight train. Tho cars which leave Mil lington at 12.45 P. M. will also leave Massey's Cross Roads at 1.25 P. M. and Vandykes at 2 P. M. arriving at Towns end at 2.20 P. M. in time to connect with the passenger train going North. The road bids fair to do a great business, as the firät train brought to Townsend six car loads of Peaches for New York; con signed to T. C. Norris and others. Should nothing happen tho Poach crop, at least 100, 0UÜ baskets, will be freighted over this road to Townsend, which would otherwise have found their way to the waters of Sassafras and Chester rivers. Great praise is duo to the Delaware Rail Road Company and the Queen Anne's and Kent R. R. Co. in opening this fine section of country to trade and travel by Rail Road. Rare Sport.— Perch-fishing in the St. Augustine creek, and Beech-bird shooting on the St. Augustine marsh. A party of three gentlemen went out from the Pier House, a few days since, with hook and line, and took 400 white perch in a few hours. Beech-birds are very numerous and very fat. The tinkle of the Reed bird is also beginning to be heard in the Delaware marshes. The wild-oats, their favorite food, is rauk and luxuriant. Man Drowned. —John McCormick, a young man living at the Pine Tree, near Odessa, was drowned on Sunday afternoon at Long Bridge, on the Collins' Beach road. He was fishing, in company with three or four others, and his hook caught, for which ho was swimming in tho water, trying to extricate it, but was taken under by the eddy. The body was recovered on Monday. Change of Commander.— Lieut. Frank Barr, U. S. N., recently in command of the revenue cutter Miami, has been detach ed, and placed on waiting orders, and, Capt. John M. Jones has taken command, in his place. The latter is an old Dela warean, and formerly a resident of Wil mington. The Miami is ordered to lie off Reedy Island, for the present. Fire at Port Penn. —A fire broke out in a small house occupied by a negro fam ily, at Port Penn on Tuesday evening last, which destroyed one or two tenements and a stable. The fire originated from a pipe cigar which a black boy had been smok ing. is The axle of an overloaded freight car, containing peaches and watermelons, broke down, near this town, on Tuesday last. They managed to get it to this station, where the cargo was transferred to anoth er car and forwarded to its destination. Mr. C. C. F oster of Odessa, we under stand, has received a roissuo of his patent from the Patent Office in Washington, thoroughly covering and protecting his rights to his improved Phosphato Attach ment. A pear tree twig, thirteen inches long, bearing twenty pears, was brought to our office on Thursday. It was from a tree on the premises of Oapt. Edward Wood all, near Galena, Kent county, Md. Levi Moore, SheriiT of this county in 1800, 01, died at his residence in Mill Creek Hundred ori Thursday last. He was quito an elderly man, and has been sick for some timo. Mr. Daniel Corbit and son, of Odessa, will havo about 100,000 baskets of peach es. Mr. Scriek F. Shalleross, and sons, will also have about 100,000 baskets. Thirty-six peach cars passed over the Delaware road on Monday night ; 28 for New York and 8 for Philadelphia. At the last monthly meeting Duilding Loan funds brought an average premium of 26 per cent. Rlove Fighting In Cuba. Again wo have intelligeuce that the pa triots have fought battles aud gaiued vic tories in Cuba. Tho first tight took place between tho forces of Generals Jordon and Figucrdo, and the Spanish troops comman ded by La Jorco. A most decided victory was won by the former, the Spanish army being not only beaten, but routed. Sub sequently, the Spanish General Pueblo was defeated by the patriots, aud it is rumored that his son and a considerable body of the Royal forces joined the revolutionists after the fight. From other portions of the is land like favorable rumors have reached this country, and as they are not contradic ted by the Spanish press at Havana, their truthfulness may be accepted. It is now quite evident that the tactics of General Jordon are producing good fruits in Cuba, lie has introduced a commendable degree of discipline into the patriotic foices, taught them to use their arms with rapidi ty and effectiveness, and thus equalized, in a measure, the disparity of numbers which exists between the friends of liberty and the defenders of tyranny and misrule. Besides this, each week numbers of vete ran soldiers from this country find their way to Nassau, from thence to Cuba, and are soon incorporated into the liberating forces. These men inspire tho Cubans with confidence on the field, steady the column in battle, and act as sharp-shoot ers to pick off artillerists and officers dur an engagement. Thus strengthened and encouraged, the patriots are pushing on the contest with zeal, courage aud devo tion. Spain cannot retain control of the island. It must be surrendered. Sooner or later the flag of free Cuba will float from the Moro. De Rodas has announced that it will take an army of one hundred thous and men to ro-establish and solidify the authority of Spain in Cuba, while in the mother country the best informed states men admit that the independence of the island cannot be prevented. Potatoes. —Thoso who planted large crops of potatoes have reason to be discour aged at the very low price they are bring ing in market. Wo beard of a gentleman who shipped a lot a few days ago to his commission merchant in Baltimore, and had to remit an ..mount of money to de fray the expense of freight, the potatoes not bringing enough to pay for it. Capt. Wilson, of the steamer Maggie, purchased in Baltimore four barrels of potatoes for $2 which he brought to this place to feed his hogs upon .—Snow Hill (Md.) Messenger Letter from Berkeley Springe. Correspondence of the Middletown Transcript. means on a great Florence House, Berkeley Sraisas, August 3d, 1809. '} Dear Transcript :—This dolightful re treat still continues to be visited by peo ple flocking here from tho cities and towns Beeking their health, and recreation. This House is now full and the Major talks about entertaiuing a few more on the roof and in the cellar, if their quarters would be agreeable. The Strother Hotel also received an addition of thirty-two on Sat urday. We have had some distinguished guests visiting the Springs this Summer : Gen. Bradley T. Johnson, formerly of Maryland, but now of Richmond, was here last week, and stopped at the Stroth er House two or three days. Major W. J. Hawks, of Charlestown, W. Va. who was with Stonewall Jackson during all his campaigning and his most intimate friend, is stopping at the Florence House. The Major is suffering with tho rheumatism caused by being exposed during the war, but is improving rapidly undor the treat ment received here and bathing in the wa ters. Hon. M. R. Garcia, (wife and chil dren) Minister from the Argentine Repub lic, has been here all the summer. There was a concert given last night at the Strother House (of which we enclose a pro gramme) for the benefit of tho Catholic Church, in this town. There were about five hundred present and manifested their delight by frequently applaudiug the sing ers and calling them buck to the stage to repeat. Madam Garcia, wife of tho Min ister from Buenos Ayres, sung the piece by Longfellow, "O, Beware! She's fool ing you." Tho audience were delighted and made the house ring with applause. Tho singers all acquitted themselves very handsomely. The audience were very handsomely dressed, white kid gloves and white silk dresses seemed to prevail amongst the ladies while the gents sported white pants nnd vests with black coats and fancy kids. It was quite warm here yesterday, the theremometer stood at 8U, but it is cool this morning ulthough the theremometer is 74. Gen. David Strother, better kuown to tho public as "Porte Crayon," is a res ident of this town. We called on him yesterday morning and found him a very pleasant, genial, social gentlemen, about fifty years of age. He is the owner of the Strother Hotel having inherited it from his father. Among the curiosities to be found here is an Alligator imported from the Gulf of Mexico, and is sporting in the largo stream flowing from the many springs, for the benefit of his health. He has had jnany visitors but few admirers. Major Green still continues to supply his table with all the luxuries of tho season. Venison is now plentiful tho Game •jaw.': of West Virginia prohibit the shooting of deer (which are very plentiful in the moun tains around Berkeley) until after the 15th of July. Une of our Delaware gentlemen from Odessa seems to be very fond of ven ison and eats his five pounds daily, nnd hands his plate up for more ! The Com missary of the late Confederacy (stopping here) says he would not like to furnish him with rations. Among tho luxuries to be found hero is honey, and the Ma jor's is certainly the nicest to bo found in West Virginia. Croquet seems to be the prevailing game at present, all other games liaving been forsaken for croquet, ladies and gentlemen play partners, and when the ladies are engaged the gentlemen play amongst themselves. Tho Delaware men seem to be very fond of croquet, and arc seen on the grounds in advance of ail others. One of the gentlemen from Odes sa is acknowledged to be the champion, having carried oft' tho prize on several oc casions. We must now close as the mail is about starting for Sir John's Run. The Middletown Transcript is a great favorite here. It seems like a voice from Delaware when it is received and one has to read while all the rest set around and listen ve ry attentively. Please send it every Sat urday, as we would be very much disap pointed if we did not receive it on Monday mornings. Respt. yours, Delaware. The The N. Y Tribune has come out strong ly against any interference with the results of the Virginia election.—The commer cial feeling of the North is anxious, for a settlemeut of affairs in tho South, upon a basis that will give some reasonable hope of permanence. The theory that the ne groes are to rule the South, and a radical Senate rule the negroes, is found to be im practicable; and the very negroes themselves are repudiating the plan of the M. E. Church and the Sumner aud Boutwell faction, to fuse the population south into a soft yellow mass of ductile humanity. We know not what is before us, but the South has ap parently seen the worst of had legislation. The prospect of Chinese iiumigrutiun has frightened the Radicals and the negroes out of their first great priuciplo, the abso lute equality of man. It is in vain the Chinaman will ask, "Am I not aman and a brother ?" The hypocrisy of the North on the subject is becoming visible even to it self. But John Chinaman will come, nev ertheless. New England wants cotton, and as the Freedmeu do not chouse to make it, the Asiatic'will. Whether for better or worse, we do not pretend to say, the immigration is inevitatahle, whatever checks the present Government may put upon it .—Episcopal Methodist. Across the Niaoara on a Velocipede. —Prof. Andrew Jenkins, sometimes oalled the Canadian Blondin, a tight rope per former of celebrity, about the 20th of Au gust, intends to essay a most perilous feat, nothing less than crossing the fearful of Niagara river below the falls b of a velocipede ridden over a tigfit rope. Tho plaoe of crossing will be a short dis tanco below the old Suspension bridge, where tho length of the spanning cable will be about ono thousand feet. Tho ve hicle used by tho daring vclocipedo-fun ambulist is of peculiar construction. The wheels are grooved, and it is propelled by the hands, a balanoe-polcbeing carried the feet. By this means Prof. Jenkins says he oan surmount a considerable grade. Nothing of the sort has ever been attempt ed in public, and the novelty and danger of the feat will doubtless attract crowd to witness the trial. chasm Items ot News. Theodore B. Glcssern, of Philadelphia, was drowned at Cape May, while bathing on Sunday morning. Ho was accompan ied by Miss Belle Kenedy. The unfortu nate bathers yond the outer surf, when they were strick en by a heavy swell, and losing their foot ing they were speedily submerged in the treacherous waves. The lady was res cued. Peter Kerr was drowned at Long Branch, on Monday, lie was seized with cramp. Tho Chicago Church troubles suming formidable proportions, ism is the bono of contention. Bishop WhitelFousc is an advanced advocate of it, while Bishop Cummins is Low Church. These manifestations, breaking out here and there throughout the country, point with unerring finger to a strugglo between the two parties within the Church upon this issue. In view of the recent railroad disasters, the New York Time» is advocating the substitution of iron for wooden cars. It urges with great force that in case of an accident the wooden car cither breaks in splinters, maiming, and in many cases killing the passengers, or else takes fire and burns up its living freight ere they can be rescued. A very destructive fire occurred on Wednesday evening in tho United States Bonded Warehouse, Philadelphia, causing the destruction of thirty thousand barrels of whiskey. The estimated value of goods stored in the bonded warehouse is put at from ten to eleven millions of dollars. Four children were killed by falling bricks. The speedy development of railways in India, to facilitate the exportation of cot ton, is engaging the active attention of the British Cotton Supply Association. The stock of raw material from America is sufficient to keep the mills of Lancashire fully engaged. Geo. Chism, late of the 61st Illinois reg iment, (Col, Jacob Fry's) was shot and insantly kill in green, county, 111., near Carrollton, last week, by his father-in-law Geo. ltobley. Ill treatment of Robley's daughter was the alleged cause. The death of Hon. Isaac Toucey, of Connecticut, formerly Attorney General under Polk, and Secretary of the Navy under Buchanan, is announced, at Hartford, Friday 30th ult. in his 73d A singular incident occurred at Strat ford, Ct. a few days since. As a farmer was sharpening his scythe a swallow flew between the whetstone and the blade, and its head was severed from the body. The fatal cattle disease which has pre vailed for some weeks at Bristol, Tenn., is extending its ravages eastward. Sev eral cattle at Abingdon, Va., and in the vicinity, hav died within tho last few days. The Leesburg Va Washingtonian says that the fruit crop in Loudon county is lurg ;r than any they have had for many years. Apples, pears and peaches in the greatest abundance. Miss Susan C. Godsey, the sleeping woman, who has slept for fourteen years, with short waking intervals of about fif teen minutes each, died at Hickman, Ky. on the 14th of July. Some thirty to thirty-five feet of the Horse Shoe Fulls, Niagara, have caved in, giving tho shoe the appearance of a trian gle ou the side nearest Goat's Island. The attraction of the Falls are improved. In the central, western, und northern parts of New York State the apple trees are literally loaded with fruit. So great a crop has not been kuown for a number of years. A " flying toad" is the latest curiosity in Washington. It is of the most singu lar conformation, six inches in length, and has tins as large as wings about the centre of the body on each side. The hotel proprietors at Niagara Falls are very blue, and cannot account for the dullness of the season. Five hundred and ten haekmen usually solicit a new arrival at the depot. The Pope's brother is dead. Ilis name was Count Gabriel Mastai Fcrretti. He was ninety-eight years of age, and his death was the result of an accidental fall. The Japanese colonists in Eldorado county, Cal. arc reported to bo doing fa vorably, and the tea trees which they have planted are growing healthily. A fine young Durham hull was sold in Vermont last week to a noted Kentucky breeder for $5,500. This is the highest price ever paid in Kentucky. Ilandkcrcbiofs are now made in New Orleans from the Ramie plant. The tex ture is finer than silk, and the handker chiefs are quite pretty. Tho Knoxville Whig says it is estima ted that the blackberry crop of Tennessee, if properly harvested, would make 160,000 barrels of wine, worth about $3,000,000. Brush Prairie, McLeod county, Minn., is settled entirely by Norwegians—not an other nation is represented. In view of coming trouble in Europe, it is rumored that un alliance has been formed between France, Austria and Italy. Hon. Johu Bigelow, late U. S. Min ister to France, ha* accepted the position of editor-in-chief of the New York Timet. The rice crop in the Southern States, this year, it is said, will exceed that of y season since the year 1860. Napoleon III, according to a Paris port, will issue a general amesty for poli tical offenders on the 15th of August. Of the eighty-four steamers which ply between America and Europe, but five owned by Amerioan companies. California heats the world for wheat. The crop this year, averages 30 bushels to the acre. The tea-making colony of Japanese, in El Dorado county, California, is getting along finely. A white fox—a very rare animal—was recently seen in West Bradford, Chester county, Pa. London, emulous of Boston, is going to have an open air concert, with 5,000 singers. A number of California quails have been imported aud set free in tho woods near Boston. There is one pauper in every twenty one persons living withi« the limits of Boston. It is denied from Madrid that negotia lions have been opened with tho United States for the ccrsion of Cubu. in in a ventured a short distanco be are aa lt itnnl is Ho died year. are An Enormous Farsi. —A Lafayette (In diana) correspondent writes to the Cin cinnati Gazette that there is a corn field in Benton county, Ind. of seven thousand acres, in good condition and growing splendidly. This field is to be found on the farm of Adam Earl, Esq. who resides in Lafayette. The same correspondent adds : "Messrs. Earl & Fowler havo a farm of thirty thousand acres in Benton county, in one body, well watered, and with per manent improvements, having one hundred and forty miles of hedge fence and sixty five miles of board fence, thirty dwelling houses for tenants, three blacksmith shops, &c. To cultivate the corn lands one hun dred and sixty-nine oDe and two-horse plows were kept in daily use, and on the pasture lands forty-one hundred head of cattle are now feeding for the New York market, and will be shipped this fall by rail. Messrs. Earl and Fowlcs give their personal supervision to the farm, beside? attending to their separate interests, the former a jobbing merchant aud the latter a banker." The Chinese in California. —The of- tizens of Sun Francisco have recently held a meeting to organize a society to protect the Chinese emigrants from tho cruel treatment to which they are at pres ent subjected. The preamble and con stitution adopted by the meeting sets forth that the outrageous abuse and ill usage of' the Chinese hy ignorant and disreputable persons in the public streets of San Fran cisco are discraceful to tho free institutions of the country, to the civilization of the; age and to Christianity. As it appears* that the municipal authorities are unable to suppress these outrages with the at their command, and as the Chinese are unprotected by the laws in consequence of tho lower courts of the judiciary fusing to admit their testimony dence against their assailants, the society is organized for tho purpose of protecting theso defenceless strangers, who come to the United States with the laudable object, of improving their condition by ing their labor, skill and capital various pursuits of industry and com merce. meMM re as evi employ in the Although Salt Lake is situated 4,400i feet above the level of the sea, the death, rate is larger in proportion than New Orleans or New York, report of interments for last October (the healthiest month in the year) was 60, of 1 which number 44 were children. The population is only about 18,000. The death rnte of Utah is sad to bo cxoceded. only by Louisiana, and twice that of Or egon. The sexton's THE MARKETS. MIDDLETOWN MARKET. COttttECTED WEEKLY BY A. T. BRADLEY. Wheat, old. Wheat, new. Corn yellow,. " white.". Oats, new. Timothy Seed. Clover 8eed. Egtrs. Butter. Live Spring Chickens. Lard. Beef. Hums.... Sides.. Shoulders. Potatoes. Potatoes, New. .$1 25 1 46 1 OG. .1 oo 50. . 4 50. .10 75 .20 cts $ doz .25(2)30 cts. $ tt> - .20<$25 " " .23*0,25 " " .20(2)22 " " .221 25 " 20fff 22 18 0 " " ..45(a) 50$ bushel. ...40@45$ " PHILADELPHIA. Prime new red wheat yellow. .$1 55(2)1 58 .$1 15 .72@7& .$9 00. .$4 75. Corn, Oats (Pennsylvania) Cloverßeed, . Timothy.. WILMINGTON. Wheat, prime. Corn, New.... Oats. Flour. 1 12@1 15 1 10 .$6 75(0)10 50 SPECIAL, NOTICES. INGRAM A GIBSON'S PRICE CURRENT. 20cts.'Lard Hogs Hogs, alive Potatoes, round 45.' Feathers Honey Eggs Butter Chickens, dressed 17. Ducks Turkies Geese 20cts v to. 19. 16. Beans $ 2 . 00 . 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