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MaUffa «a till* PculuiuU.
À report lias recently beeu made to the
Richmond Academy of Medicine ou the
malaria prevalent in the tide-water sec
tions of Virginia., as connected with emi
gration to that regain. The report is as
applicable to tine entire peninsula between
the Chesapeake and Delaware* buys, as it
i* to tbe tidal counties of Virginia,
author of the re port contends that the fe
vers of Kaste ru Virginia are not of the
mnliguniit type, but belong to the mildly
reuiittent or intermittent class, and yield
rapidly to treatment. He argues that all
experience has shown that malariu disap
pears before an improved and careful sys
tem of culture and an increasing and iu
Uustrious population. The drainage of
tbe land, the application of lime and other
fertilizers, the rotation of crops and the
clearing away of a redundaut vegetation,
it is asserted, invariably drives the malaria
into tbe low, swampy districts, which are
incapable of tillage or improvement. The
new settler, it is believed, may protect
himself entiiely against elimutci diseases
by a proper regimen, in like manner with
the Englishmen in India, where the burn
ing climate and the miasiuu of the jungle
supcriuduce fevers of a fur more danger
ous kind.
Such is the substance of the report
above mentioned, and there is doubtless
much truth in the theory that drainage
and the free use of lime in malarious dis
tricts, are conducive to health. But ex
perience has proven that those hygenic
agencies are not sufficient to overcome the
effects of malaria entirely. The theory
advanced in this report, is not uew. We
have heard it asserted, years ago, by those
who believed that they had facts at hand
to demonstrate its truth, lustauces have
beeu cited of certain water-courses where
malarious diseases were oneo prevalent,
hut which hud become almost exempt fr
(hem, it was believed, by the action of
Time und other fertilizers, which dispelled
them from localities long subject to them
The Susquehanna, Elk, Sassafras, Chester,
Choptauk, Nantieoke, and other streams
emptying into the Cliesupeako, were for
merly very subject to miasmatic discus s,
but for a period of twenty-fi/e or thirty
years, previous to 1865, they
parutively free from them, in the autuuni
of that year they returned, and in 1800
and 1807, they seemed to be on the in
crease, until every one, nearly, was subject
to them ; siucc which time they have
s:cmed to abate, somewhat. The causes
oi these chauges arc not yc t understood by
the medical fraternity; but they have ac
knowledged and recorded the fact. l>r.
Kberle, iu hi» "Practice," vol. *2, says:—
" It would seem, that either the genera
tion of miasmata or their power of produc
ing intermitting or remitting fevers, its
greatly controlled by certain occult condi
* lions wholly unconnected with any appre
ciable circumstances, with regard to at
mospheric temperature, or any of the
known requisites for the production of this
pt'isou. In certain districts of the tem
perate latitudes, mulurious fevers will
sometime* disappear or become extremely
. rare for a number of successive years, and
thou become gradually more and
common, until iu the course of u few sea
sons, they assume the prevalence of an ep
idemic ; and yet, no material difference
will he obvious between these periods of
exemption from, and prevalence of disease,
ill relation to what are dcemeij the neces
sary concomitants for the production of
miasmata. In relation to the proximate
cause of this form of fever and its period
icity. we may at once confess our entire
ignorance ; for all that has hitherto been
advanced in relation to these mysterious
f.tibjcci*, amounts to nothing more, at
/h ist,, Jlcaii Mine ingenious conjectures and
fiiv^otVotÂsivl speculations, with a great
•fleul of okmIs absurd reasoning, and
jdlc *!ip]M»dii«u*. u The report to the
fctiehm m 1 .) *adeiyy of Medicine, would
appear to partake of tlib .cluM'ae.ter, and is
uothing more than a rehash of these ex
ploded theories and ingenious cojprjcetvrcs.
TV subject is one worthy of the investi
gation of sej-ytifije pica, who seem so far
to W# tiro* v but little light upon jt.
Tiir. F.u.;, Trade js New Vor^.—T ho
New York correspondent of tie Philadel
phia Ledger writes on Tuesday;
"General trade is exhibiting greater
activity. The auction rooms are well at
tended, and though buyers are operating
#iitb unusual ^caution, the importei
$obW» have no especial cause of
plaint. Western dealers are here in large
number*, but as a general thing their
means are limited. The South are better
off, Ahanks to their heavy cotton crop, but
as yet they ure only purchasing from hand
to mouth Next week, however
pected to be a busy ooc all round.
Two more political parlies—the Nation
al Temperance Party, aud the National
Labor Party, are about to enter tbo politi
cal arena. The movement will be fatal to
teinperaucc, and the working-men's party
will not Burvivc until the next Présiden
tiel election, Both ha^e tried it before
were com
ts ex
The Harvard-Oxford Boat Rack.—
Well, America was fairly beaten, in the
late rowing match upon the Thames of four
and a half miles, by three lengths or six
seconds. It is gratifying to know that the
utmost courtesy was observed on both
sides. The Atncric&ti crew diew up along
side of their competitors, after the race,
and gave them three- cheers, which the lat
ter acknowledged by uncovering their
heads. Tire treatment of tire Americans
abroad was all that courtesy and generos
ity could have dictated. Their passage
out was free ; their boat was also conveyed
free, and every care taken for its safe de
livery. At Liverpool they were conveyed
to a first class hotel, from thence to Lon
don in a special car, and quartered upon
the Thames, all without charge. This
was noble treatment from their English
competitors, and deserves our highest ad
miration. Another trial, the next time
upon American waters, is now demanded,
und the gallant Oxonians will not be slow
to accede to the demand, and a like cour
tesy and gcucroeity will bo accorded here
to thorn. A New York journal says that
any sum will bo iustantly subscribed in
that city, to defray expenses. But Har
vard will take care of that matter itself.
The contest was so^lose as to make every
one anxious for a new trial, and until that
second match takes place, victory cannot be
said to rest permanently upon the winners.
The race took place at 5.25, 1'. M. and was
received hero at 1.10, P, M. that being
about the difference of longitude, making
due allowance for the time speut iu send
ing the message. This is not the least in
teresting feature of this most interesting
The Harvard and Oxford Clubs were
given a banquet, Monday evening, at the
Crystal Palace, by the London Rowing
Edmund Yates and other notables were
present. Mutually complimentary speech
es were made, and the Queen and the
President received their customary recog
nition. Several of the members of the
Harvard Boat Club were to have left Eng
land for home Wednesday, in the steam
ship City of Antwerp.
Charles Dickens, Thomas Hughes,
Isaac Snitches. —The following item
is from the Baltimore Commercial:
This morning, on a visit to the Peniten
tiary, we heard of the story of a convict,
which is calculated to excite some interest
His name is Isaac Snitclicr. He was born
in Salem, New Jersey, tu 1811, and is in
his 56th year. Seven years ago lie came
to Maryland, and settled on Round Top,
in Queen Anne's county 2J miles front
( lliestcrtown. Here he fanned and dealt in
stock, and purchased two cows from
gro for $00, for which he was -arrested,
tried attd convicted of receiving stolen
property, the eows having been stolen fr
a neighbor. In May, 1807, he was sent
to the penitentiary for five years.
He says he proved iu court that he hail
bought the eartle, but could not prove
whom he had bought them from as the ne
gro ran away. He has beeu working
lightly about the prison since his incarcer
ation, being weak and partially paralyzed.
On last Monday week lie was waited
by his son and a lawyer of Chestertow
who informed him that by the death of
relative in Ohio, he had been left heir to
property worth $80,000.
was very glad and is taking steps at once to
prove Ills innocence and secure his pardon,
so that he may go and take possession. The
property was left him by bis only relation
in Ohio, Mrs. Sarah Patterson, bis fath
er's sister, anti Snitcher is her nearest rel
Tlte old man seems to be
a ne
u pot)
The old man
and inoffensive, and as circumstances look
favorable for him. an effort will be made
for his pardon.
The following statement appears in the
Pall Mall Gazette;
"All the extraordinary proceedings of
the uiatty fanatical sects whose rapid in
crease has excited so notch anxiety iu Rus
sia are fairly thrown in the shade by a
terrible act of self-immolation which is re
ported from the government of Saratow.
A few months ago the prophet* of
religion made their appearance iu that part
of the empire, preaching self-destruction
by fire as the ouly sure road to salvation,
and so readily was their dreadful doctriue
received by the ignorant and supersti
tious peasantry that in one large village
no less than seventeen hundred persons as
sembled in some wooden houses, and, hav
ing barricaded the doors and windows, set
the building on fire, and perished in the
flames. The authorities are doing all they
can to stay the progress of this new mad
ness, but their task is obviously a difficult
one. The punishments which the la
inflict must, have little terror for enthusi
asts who deliberately choose a death
horrible a* the true road to Heaven."
a new
w can
Who the Carliste Are —We read fre
quently in the cable pews from Spain of
"tbe Carlisle." They occupied much of
our foreign news columns thjrty-tive years
ago At that time Don Carlos, Count dc
Moiitipniiu, was (claiming the throne of
Spain, as flic heir of his brother, Ferdi
nand VII., then just dead,
power was lodged t
Christine, widow of Ferdinand,
for her daughter, the
Don Carlos and his partisans have
surrendered Ms claim to the throne, and
though unsuccessful in several attempts,
have been waiting many years for "some
thing to turn up," without oven meeting
the success of Mr Mica arbor. The present
attempt is probably but the flicker of a dy
ing name, after which the Carlists will
out toruvpr.
The regal
the hands of Maria
as regent
-Queen Isabel!:-.
it eve

Now Yoyk lunched her tenth Spanish
gunboat M'ednecdny.
Local, akcairs.
The«« has been, some talk of creetiug a large
fruflfeantiing establishment-liere, and also a dis
tillery, so as to be able to start with ihe next
peach crop. Such an establishment would have
saved thousands of dollars to the orchardists in
this vicinity this season. Thousands upon thou
sands of baskets of peaches have rotted, and the
ground has beeu literally covered in the orchards
with fallen fruit. All this loss might have been
saved if such an establishment had been iu ope
ration here. That the enterprise would be a
profitable one has been demonstrated "by the suc
cess of similar establishments elsewhere, and by
the growing demand for canned fruits anil vege
tables. We give some account on the 4 th page
of this issue, of the immense establishment of
Messrs. C. 1
, in Quee
\ Morton êc Co. at the Round Top
n Aime s. Messrs. Slaughter a
Catlin have a larjje canning house, ut Crumpton,
in the satne county, employing 150 haiuls, and
there is another at Church Hill, winch emproys
liile the Round Top employs 430.
Hoffecker Brothers at Smyrna, are called upon
to fill nn order from England, with their best
fruit, without limit in price, and a similar estab
lishment at Dover, has orders from England for
more canned fruit than it can supply. We group
these facts together to show to the gentlemen who
contemplating an enterprise of the sort iu
Middletown, that they would be likely to find it
a profitable investment. A distillery
ccive all the fruit unfit for market or for canning
and convert it into brandy. An establishment
of the kind was erected, a year or two since, by
. short distance below Chcster
We hope to see, before another summer
returns, a large canning house erected here, one
which will add at least 500 peri
lation, or at least give employment to that num
50 hands
ould rc
Col. Wilkins,
A letter from Dover to the Delaware Gazette
says About twenty-five years since, when Ma
jor Revhold reigned ns the peach king of Dela
ware, the markets of Philadelphia, New York and
Boston were glutted l»v a daily average of ten
!™TÄ, in- lc "
to the river, and fifty cents per basket was con- j been
turns. The daily average of peaches carried by i more
railroad and by xvnter for the last week from Dei
aware, has been aliout one hundrett auilforty thou- j ( -' ou
sand baskets ; and the prices in Npw York and j
Philadelphia have ranged from fifty cents to two .
dollars and fifty cents per basket.
But in addition to the great quantifie
market, thousands of baskets are daily
turn! into brandy, or canned
peach farms have distillerie
lishinents attached, and thus
»ent to
Ma ny of the large
or canning cstab
nork up the over
suiall peaches and such prime fruit as they
cannot seud to market.
•e just now at the flue camming establish- j
incuts of Richurdso
fruit has become so
Durer, whose i feel
famous, not only throughout |
•it country hut In Europe, that they are i
■ rntdequan, to the demands - upon
daily capacity of six hundred cans,
they now have so perfected their machinery as to
he equal to six or eight thousand cans. I et they W
are unable to stipplv the constantlv increasing ,•
demands, both from ltuiue ami over'the Ocean. ^ 10
■1 j and
& Robins, i
them, F
A New Depot, —It was rumored here, this
eek, and we hoi>e it
soon tg have a handsome
erected, sixty feet in length,
improvements and convenie
trade and travel at this station
stood, ivhi
iy prove true, that we
;w brick depot
ith all the modern
Th« immense
av be mider
*n ti<
the tact, that ove
10 ,
non in freight 1ms been paid i
i week, this s
d i
} day, Saturday lust, 378 tickets
were sold,—233 at the tobacco store of Mr. J. N.
Wine, and 145 ut the ticket olliec.
ceipts for freight and passage, it is true, were ex
; hut, the business of the station is
the increase, and the Railroad Toni
ght to show that it has soul enough to
»t foster the
a heartless money-getter, rc
s activity of this community
These re
puny «
quiting the busi
by a me:
able to
Let the Company show to .Middletow
erous appreeiatinn of her busi
ti vit v which Middletow
the Rail Road,
found its profit in so doing.
ge it. and
that it
nd niggardly policy utterly discrcdit
:ompn»y of saga ci
that gi
•ss energy and :
has exhibited towar
say whether it 1ms u
d the
The public.
Miss F. \
■bool in this town, opened
lav, the 1st Inst, Mr. J. M. Ladite
iy, teachers. Now, boys,
enjoyed a good long respite from y
the hot summer days are over, and sj
son for swimming, fishing, berrying, & c . Ti
ight good will, resolv...„
•mber, that the
ith it
s these
to your ta.-»ks with a r
that yon will master them, Renn
seasou of youth soon
your opportunities for learning,
of the golden moments as they p
ine to requite the kindness of p:
dams and teacher«, who
passes away, and
Make good use
ass, and detcr
.* all lui
n g tory
hut let all
benefit. Let there be
•h steadily forward up the hill of seienc
e, amt
is that
ou will thus show to parents and g
you appreciate their eflorts to promote your
IIoouiHLg Oitr.yue.—A black villain named Ed.
•Smith has for g
• time past been in the emplo.i
idow lady o»nu*d Sanders, living
Bradley farm, near Newark,
tlie little daughter of M
A few days since
der«, named Sarah
. S;
»ged eleven years, had oei
ion to go up stairs,
when tin»* scoundrel followed lier, threw
bed and violated her person. Last Frid
arrested for the offence, and on Saturday
ing had a hearing before Esquire O'Neill,
default of $ 2,000 bail, be was committed to tlie
jail at New Castle, to await his trial at the next
term of Court .— tournai uud Statesman.
lie was
nd i
Professor II. L. Va
been in Middletown,
ematicai instructions,
week, and purposes to retur
again, a week or t>vo hence. The Professor is
very expert mathematician : his syste
an abbreviated and expeditious method of work
ing the fundamental rules of arithmetic, comput
ing interest, extracting roots, &c. Professor Van
Cleve is a gentleman of culture, and c
him the highest testimonials. We should feel
gratified if he finds his sojourn in Delaware
only pleasant but profitable.
n Clove, of Tennessee, lins
the past week, giving math
He goes to Smyrna,
to Middletow
Levi A. Hanson, son of Mrs. Eleanor Hanson
of tliis town, dieil at Mayfield, Ky. on Saturday!
the 21st of August. A testimonial,
have seen, under the seal of Harmony Lodge No
302, A. E. A. M. of which lie « '
true Mason, living fully- up to the ten
ets and principles of the order,
pcct a noble, high-toned gentleman, fair and hon
orable in his dealings with his fellow men, and
esteemed by all who knew him." This is a high
cm, which will be gratifying to the feel
ings of his friends and relatives here.
»1 in every r»*.s
Race.— We learn, says the Delaware Gazette,
- ■ u mau named Alfred Shelton, living near
Blackbird, was charged with committing a rape
g girl aged 16 years, named Man- Mar
shal. iSheltoa it is said is an officia! member of
the M, E, .Church. Tlie girl was receiving tlie
attendance ofa physician yesterday morning, for
the wounds and bruises received in the struggle.
a y<
Mr. Edward Armstrong's stable and some hay
verc burned at Newark, ou the 25th alt. involv
ing a loss of SG 00 , on which was an insurance of
$300. Tlie fire is supposed to have been occa
sioned by some tramp who had budged and light
ed his pipe in tile hay-mow.
A shower of rain, on Saturday evening Inst,
which lasted nn hoar and a half, washed off tlie
dost and refreshed tlie enrth, considerably. Tlie
weather was intensely hot on Sunday, hot Mon
day brought a cooler temperature, 'and it has
been cool enough for frost every night sinoe.
At tlte race over the W
nesdav, Mr. JJ. M. Crawford's
pired shortly after passing tlie scrawl, owing it
thought to injury sustained in I
lord valued his mare at $500.
Laxd $Af.E.-—'The real estate of Ihe late Morris
Collins, in Thoroughfare Neck, was sold by P.S.
Collins, Executor. The J25 acre farm was pur
chased by ft, II. Armstrong for $15.50 per acre ;
the 75 acre farm by }. A. Derrickson for $10 per
V, --I
: fell and ex
nmng. Mr,

Mr. Thomas CucliiHii 's horse, Hop, was «gain
"inner, over the iSuffolk Dark course, rhiln.dcl
phia, on Tuesday iu«t, beating D. Bod ine's horse,
Yictor Ratcfecn, with ease. Time of fourtto heat
Death op one of
Oldest Citizens. —Major
John «lone» died at his residence in this town, on
Sunday morning last, the 29th of August, in the
80th year of his age. Major Jones was born in
Thoroughfare Neck, iu this county, and spent
most of his life in this immediate neighborhood.
He was a
activity and
t wish
l of much public spirit and of great
mergy of character, and was identi
ith many oi' the public improvements of his
time, and especially in
advancement of agriculture,
tpiies took place at the Presbyterian Church i
dds town, on Wednesday last, and were partici
pated in by a large concourse of citizens. Rev.
Dr. Patton conducted the exercises, assisted by
Revs. Crowell, Colclazcr and Gaylord. Union
Lodge No. 5, A. F. A. M. of which Major Jones
was a niembel-, attended in a bodj 1 , accompanied
by a large number of visiting brethren fr
Chesapeake City, Millington, Dover
and Wilmington.
Master of the Lodge, pro tew. delivered the
tion iu the church and conducted- the exercises ut
the grave, the deceased being interred with Ma
sonic honors. During the ceremonies business
was suspended, the bell in the Academy was
tolled, and the Hug upon the Hug-stalF was
pended ut half-mast.
whatever reluted to the
His funeral obse
, New Castle,
Rev. Dr. J. C. McCabe, as
William Stuart, a cohircd man, of Smyrna,
Del. died at the Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadel
phia, on Wednesday, from the effects of a fall
from the third story window of a building iu
Lombard street it that city, sometime previous.
Fire in New Castle. —On Wednesday evening
about 8 o'clock the barn of Eli Jefferson, in New
Castle, took fire and xvus entirely destroyed. The
barn was filled with hay which was all consumed.
A trot between thy horses Roaring Lion and
Wilmington Girl will take plue.
Dirai Fair Grounds op Saturday
for a purse of $ 400 .
on the Agricul
iSepiember lltli,
The following testimonial to the excel
lc " C0 ° f P°H« watering place has
j been handed to us for publication.
I -'-^7 '»Me "f *h. glints,
i more to the proprietor than everything he
i i • • • ■ ; . • . .
j ( -' ou ^ possibly say in praise ot bis estab
j lisluneut, and will make its merits more
. , . . , .. ... ....
widely known than ever.
Sweet Sulphur Springs, West Va.
is worth
it the
Sweet Spring?, Monroe Oo. W. Va. j
August, 1809.
a car
Dear Sir:—The visitors to the Sweet
Springs are so thoroughly pleased with
the place and its management, that they
i feel prompted tu address you this letter,
| expressing thoir acknowledgments aud
i . . .. .
wtnductlon. Habitual visitors ta summer
resorts at the sea shore, the mineral
springs and the mountains, know right
W ell how rare it is to find, ut such places,
,• .• . • ,
^ 10 couifoits, couvonjencies, clciiuliness,
order uud well managed cuisine and din
ing room of a good hotel, uud they only
(especially if they be invalids) cau fully
understand what a great satisfaction it is
to find a watering place possessing such
qualities. It gives us pleasure to say that
we have found it at the old Sweet Springs.
Here in addition to the healthful waters
of the mineral springs and the admirable
baths, the truly dry and pure mountain
air, the grand and picturesque scenery,
the lovely, open valley, in which the
grounds are situated, we have spacious
and substantial hotel buildings and cotta
ges worthy of the name, bed chambers
amply furnished with clean linen, and
kept scrupulously neat; a bountifully sup
plied larder, with viands cooked, dressed,
and brought to the table iu a style equal
to that of the best hotels iu the large At
lantic cities; a «lining room conducted with
the utmost order, neatness and good taste,
j and an establishment throughout which
gives evidence of efficient management,
thorough discipline aud liberal expendi
ture. All these things, together with
skilful, intelligent and reliable
advice atjd attention found here, are as
important to the seeker of pleasure and
recreation as they are precious and price
less to the invalid ; uud we take pleasure
in giving this testimony to their existence
here, and to the most creditable and ex
cellent management of the place. In our
judgment it has no superior aud but few
equals as a summer resort.
Very Truly Yours,
Rev. John Chambers, Philadelphia.
J. C. Levy, Savannah, Ga.
\V. Harrison, New Orleans.
Wm. V. Melvean, Philadelphia.
D. M. Hildreth, New York.
H. II. Dodge, D. C.
A. Culliuret, New Orleans,
Thomas I\ Smith, Louisville, Ky.
H. Clay Lindsey, Lexington, Ky.
F. W. Bound, Baltimore.
P. C. Bithell, Tennessee.
Gen. \V. \V Gary, Soutli Carolina.
Andrew It. Polk, Washington City.
Dr. John Frederick May, "
Henry Edwards, New York.
Robert Kirkland, Baltimore.
Donuell, Baltimore,
E. R. Cochran, Delaware.
II. It. Ware, Mississippi.
alien l
of the Middletown Transcript.
Thomas' Landing, near Odessa, Del.
September, 1st, 1809.
Mr. Editor, Dear Silt ;—There has
been so much talk about peaches from
other quarters, that we4hoqght we would
say a little. Like our friend ,S. we don't
deal iu twigs, except to take them out of
the baskets in culling, but jp peaches
themselves. We propose, at some future
period, to give you a full description of
Thomas' Landing. But we will mention
one lot of peaches, shipped from "Shed
No. 1, Maltby House," by J. W. Vande
grtft, Esq. From two hundred trees of
the variety called Susquehanna, there was
shipped blit baskets, bringing $1.50 per
basket, making $1,000.50.
Can any of your correspondents bent
this? Yours, &e. Lomus.
Chinese labor in tbe Southern States, it
is asserted by tbe English journals, fur
nishes the only hope of relief to the cotton
manufacturers of Lancashire. The
groes, it is argued, number only two-thirds
of their strength before the war, and
also dying out. Again, they wiil not
work as industriously ns under the
pulsory system, and the present capacity
of harvesting cotton is belived to be limit
ed to the reduced crops grown in the last
two seasons, Furthermore, white labor
cannot be employed m thegotton field, and
the conclusion is therefore arrived at that
t-be Chinese coolies furnish the only acces
sible supply of laborers.
Thirty men left New York for Halifax,
Monday, to join a Cuban expiditiop.
For the Middletown Transcript.
Mr. Editor: —As man is subject to
err, uud time is the rectifier of all mistakes
t wish to make a few remarks showing the
error committed in locating the Kail Koad
from Townsend to Massey's, instead of
from Massey's, via Sussafras and War
wick to Middletown. Those two diverg
ing lines caused the loss of time, (about
two years) from the organization of tin
Kent Kail Koad, until the upper terminus
was fixed and the track laid.
The Presi
dents of the Philadelphia, Wilmington and
Baltimore Kail Koad, the Delaware Koad.
and the Frcnchtown and New Castle Koad,
having the power in their own hands,
thought proper, much against the will of
the masses, to favor Townseud instead
Middletown. Now let us see
men have done for themselves and for the
community. 1 will first take the four
miles from Middletown to Townsend, for
this occasioned the fight. Mow much
freight has the Delaware Kail Koad gained
in this distance, over aud above wliat
would have been gained over the proposed
Middletown and Warwick four miles Y
Cuo any < no answer? The Middletown
and Warwick route would have had Mas
sey's and Millington freight as well as the
Townsend route. For iustuuce, Sussafras
would give 100,000 baskets of peaches
seven miles ruff on tfie railroad against
nothing, comparatively, on the other route
to Townseud. Warwick, four miles, 150,
000 baskets, against nothing tit Townsend,
more than she had before the firaueh to
Massey's was made. Well, then, the sup
posed gain on the four miles from Towns
eud to Middletown, calculated on by the
Kail Koad Presidents, is a total failure,
for the peaches from Sassafras and War
wick are all hauled to Middletown, a dis
tance of fr
rhat those
four to seven miles, whereas,
it the proposed route had been construct
ed, the freight over the ro»d for these dis
tances would have beep paid to the Kail
Koad, for tfie fruit from those points is not
now, and never will be hauled
Massey's or Townsend. "The
the pudding is in the eating," hut this
pudding has been thrown away, forever,
either to
proof of
by tl|u wistlom and forecast of these saga--*
cious Rail Koad Presidents, who must by
this time have discovered their efrur
If they would copie and see for them
selves, just at this lime, I think they would
say that the sound of the whistle of the
iron horse should be heard among those
who labor for the support of tl\e Rail Rond,
and not in the swamps of Appoqtiiuintilik,
where the flogs and the eattle are the on
ly listeners. As a writer in the Kent
News says, after you get out of the swamps
from Townsend towards Masseys, a beau
tiful farming country presents itself, and
tliis cau be said of the whole of the pro
posed route from Middletown to Masseys.
It is a beautiful farming country, and
.abounds it) fine orchards ami productive
farms, the produce front which would have
been carried over the road to Middiet
but which is now all hauled over to Mid
dletown in wagons at a loss to the Rail
Cannot these men iiqw see their
blind folly and error in seleeting the ter
minus they have.
from Sassafras Neck, diverted from the
river to the Rail Road at.Warwick,
have put thousands of additional dollars
into tlie pocket of the Rail Road, against
nothing front Townseud branch, this pe
season, Two hundred and fifty cars
least, containing 500 baskets euch,
a car for the four ui|d seven miles
Middjetown over this route might have
beep realised, and no one can deny it.
Besides, the freight
at $<
run t
W n t; st I, I n g Match.— T h e
latch for the chu
W rest ling
pionship of tfie United
States, and gl.oUU a »id»*, which has been
tfie absorbing topic of
sporting circles for the last tw.
con versât to
weeks, came off ut Oneida, N. Y- 04 Wed
nesday, at Devereux Hull.
Tfie contestants
New York, and -
•'ere Hunter Lane, ot
McLaughlin, of Onci
Laue is a dark complex ion ed
ha* a well knit, muscular frame,
weighs 160 pounds,
years of age.
plexioned, five feet eleven, and is consid
erably stouter, weighing 240 pounds. IIis
age is twenty-nine years.
The hall was densely cr
Ho js thirty-two
McLaughlin is dark eom
'ded with spec
tators, embracing delegations of sporting
men from all points, the largest number
being from New York city, which was rep
resented by many celebrities The hall
opened at eight o'clock P, f U. and Mc
Laughlin had the first fall,
ond and third.
Lane the soc
Tbe match was concluded
quarter past eleven o'clock, aud amid
intense excitement Lane was then declared
victor, and loud and prolonged elieerioi;
The utmost decorum was observed
throughout, and the citizens of Oneida
were apparently well pleased with the be
havior of the visitors.
It is said tfiat Dr. Lushington, to whom
Lady Byron confided her grievances at the
time of the separation from her husband,
is still living. The contrary has generally
been assumed by the press of this country.
The New York Sun asserts that Stephen
Rmnbold Lushington, lately deceased
not the man it) question ; and that Stcph
Lushington, Judge
of the Admiralty
was Lady Byron's legal adviser,
and is still living. He then can say
whether the story she told him
ponds with what Mrs. Stowe now tells
the public of his horrible crime of incest,
which is the ullnged cause of Lady By
ron's separation from her husband.
Cuba.— It is asserted that the disposi
tion of the opposing forces in Cub* indi
cates the approach of a dscisive battle.
Vqlmaseda is concentrating his troops in
the vicinity of General Jordan's comntattd,
and the patriot leader is making all his
preparations to give the Spaniards a warm
reception. It is believed that should a
general engagement take place resulting in
the defeat of Valinaseda, the arguments al
leged to have been laid before the Regent
Serrano, for the relinquishment of the home
Government will prevail.
Nine hundred and ten steamers, with a
capacity of 292,174 tons, and worth twen
ty-four and a half million dollurs, are en
gaged in tbe Mississippi river trade.
Item« o* Net
lion. Judah P. Beujainin, late of the
Confederate Cabinet, but now of England,
has, after two yoys appearance at the Brit
ish Bar, beeu made Queen's Counsel, an
honor almost without precedent in the
promptitude of its bestowal. Aside fr
making him senior counsel iu whatever
eases he may be employed, the promotion
will considerably add to his emoluments.
Uircuus, he will be retained in commercial
uilgatlous of importance.
Twenty sailors, belonging to the United
•States li'igatc Sabine, now at Cherbourg,
bra nee, have been implicated in a plot to
ulow up the ship iu reveuge lor some uileg
ed mulircutiiicut on the part of the officers,
limy hud succeeded in setting tire to a fuse
connecting with the magazine, but the plot
was frustrated by a eabiu hoy who discov
ered the burning fuse in time. Seven ol
the conspirators huvo beeu convicted and
hung ut the yard arm.
Benjumtu Brown, a graduate of Har
vard College, Mass, offers to give $5,UUU
t »wards defraying the expenses of the grad
U-iies of Oxford, England, if they will con
sent to row the Harvards iu Americau wa
ters, either on the Hudson or Charles riv
ers, during the present autumn. The Ox
ford gentlemen will no doubt prefer pay
ing their own expenses, should they agree
to row the IJ nr yards on this side of the
the Liverpool and Muuohcstei
The office of the Receiver of City Taxes,
at Philadelphia, was broken into by bur
glars Friday night, the tjoor of tl\o safe
chiseled off, and forty thousaud (twenty-five
thousend in bonds, &o.., the balance in
cash), were carried off. The securities of
the Receiver, it is sqpposed, will have to
pay for the loss, as the law requires him
make daily deposits in hank.
The looking-gla$s and picture store of J.
8. Earle A 8on, 816 Chestnut street,
almost entirely destroyed by fire Tuesday
evening. The stork >yus valued at $05,0011
and the building gt $75,000.
4»re covered by insurance.
^ The losses
Tbo clothing
store of .John Wanumakcr, and furnishing
itore °f Scott &; Co., adjoining, were dam -
aged by water.
A disastrous fire occurred at Cape May
Tuesday. It htgan in Boyjoti's .Ja panes'
store, at half past two o'clock in the
tng, and destroyed the United States,
American and Atlantic Hotels, Rost-nlliee.
and a number of other buildings and cot
tages. The loss is about $240, U0U.
The Richmond
papers report heavy
rains there on Monday, and add ; Passen
gers on the Somliable and Danville rail
roads report refreshing shower* ip Pow
hatan, Chesterfield, Prince Edward. Ame
lia, and Cumberland, on Monday apd the
day before.
Henry Prather, of Decatur, a brother
of G.
»v. Oglesbv, of Illinois, while riding
in his bqggy Wednesday evening, was run
into by
span of runaway horses and al
most instantly killed.
Mr. Win.
v. Heiskill, ono of tljc most
prominent citizens of Washington pounty,
s wayjuyed, a few dqy* ago, six
miles from Bristol, aipl shot, it is thought,
ortnlly, by a young ma
of one of his tenants.
uiued Kust, sou
The freight depot of the Chicago, Bur
lington and Qqiney Railroad, at Quincy,
and between twenty und thirty cars wt
destroyed by fire
$ Do LOUD.
The ship laborers
Monday night.
t Qneheo a
re on a
mu of ihe laborer
g a j
on Moud;
much disorder « ice q red that
• called
tile iniiit;
7 W'
•fit Ui pro Vent a
The gas iu ijij empty oil tank of a fivigh.
ot tit ' Boston and Albany Railroad,
exploded i
iday night.
Coiidqctuf to death,
and injured 4 b|
engine und sevo
freight oafs pi ung
ut Newton, low
day night, from over which thohridg
been washed away, the
aud 4 brukemnu w
A construction
ed into tho she;
»'a. Mon
mgineer, hreman
ere killed.
through a
rail road bridge at Block Island Me., Wed
Thc ojitduotor was killed,ihe
t rath
I' hadlv
.1 other
n injured.
re als
pi »theca ry 's clerk
m f» v rhubarb,
causing tfie death of a lady, has been held
in §2' »00 bail to answer for mansluugh
W in. J. Sa ville, au u[
iu Bust, n, who sold luudn.iu
A white man named William Rogers,
living it) Norfolk county, Va., killed his
wife on Thursday night last for r ' '
the attentions of a negro Lothario.
There was a severe storm op Mount
Ice two
Washington oil Tuesday evening,
inches thick formed on tho telegraph wires,
attd the thermometer fell to 28 degrees.
A cable despatch of Tuesday contradicts
the story of the gunpowder plot and the
execution of conspirators on board the Uni
ted States frigate Sabine, ot Cherbourg.
Advices from Peru state that tlie Peru
vian Government has raised the price of
guano to $13 per ton, aud recognize^ the
Independence of Cuba.
Don Carlos lias abnndoned for the
ent the attempt to seize the Spanish Crown,
anp has embarkod at Ulupuscoa for Eng
The livery stable and flour and feed store
ofTyson & Worthiugton, on North Broad
street, was burned last night. Thirty
eight horses perished in the flames.
The recent failure of a boot and shoe
firm iu St. Louis has nearly ruined thir
teen houses in Boston, the claims of seven
of which amount to $200,000.
Lady Thorn won the $3,500 purse
New York. Saturday, over American
Girl and Goldsmith Maid, in three straight
heats, in 2 :20J, 2:20J 2:20» .
Copies of a manifesto, inciting insurrec
tion in France, have been received by the
French Journals, signed "President de
Comité. Brutus."
On Monday it was announced Secretary
Rawlins is the only head of a department
in Washington, and he is on the invn
lid list.
An extensive bituminous coal vein has
been- discovered at Oowlesville, N. Y
about 25 miles from Buffalo.
Hon, Jefferson
side ii
Daivis will probably re
i Great Britain for the rest of his
His health at present is good.
Burlingntnc denies the report that the
Chinese Government have rejected his trea
Spain and Cura. —Letters from Madrid
state that I lie proposition for the sale of
Cuba for the sum of $1UMO0,O0O, >3 not
received With marks of approval in Spain*
Although the treasury is suffering front
want of funds, yet the people are determine
ed to retain the Inland of Cuba', (fire oty
being »end all the army, all the navy, andf
all the militia, and let the peninsula be de
fended by flic women. Any political par^
ty that propones the »ale of Cuba, rt hr as
sorted, will lose power, as the ineasuroaf
fects the honor and the national pride * f thé*
people. The neswpapers are now discuss*
in ; the rebellion in the colonics, and tier
er.il Prim's organ, in an article entithd
* 1 a Question do Cuba," argues that tl.o
proposition tor the enfranehisuient of tli#
island, for the suiu of one hundred million*
of dollars guarantied by the Uuitcd States,
is too arrogant to be considered,
course of foreign journals in commenting
upon this plan, is oharaetei iacd as "bare
faced insolence," and eertuiu home
tions are asked, such as what would the
United States have thought if Spain had
offered to mediate in the rebellion of the
South, and what France would say to a
proposition to buy Algeria, oi England to
a proposition to buy Ireland. The same
haughty answers which these powers would
have made, it is contended, should be
turned to the nations of Europe and Ainer
The article continues : " VVe say they
have no right to interfere in our affiairs;
we do not want their interference, and we
will not hflve it." The honor of Spain,
it is alleged, is ut stake, and such propo
sitions are an insult, po matter from whut
quarter they may come,
was plpnged ip civjl war, Spajp, though
requested by Frapce to interfere, forhorp
to do so, npd ipa ip tipped her neutrality,
prohibiting her ports to the Suinter. Du v
g the rebellion of the Southern States,
Spain did all that lay in her power Awards
preserving her neutrality, and she asks n«
more from America. As Spain was for
bearing, so is the honorablo forbearanco
of the l nitod States poxy required. The
Democratic journals in Spqip demand froip
the regency full and truthful accoppta off
the position of affairs and asserting that ip
September 20,000 troops will be seut to
Luba to join the 72,000 Spanish soldiers
ami volunteers now on the island, conte»4
that, unless groater vigor be displayed the
prospept of eopqpering Cpha is hopeless.
Wb e R America
Mo V liMFVl'S
or Mg. Pkauodv.
Baltimore, Sun uf Wednesday says :
Leorge l'eabody and -Mi'- Qcflrgo P. Rus
sell (bis nephew) and lady left White Sq|,
phur bprittgs on Monday morning, in a
special oar furnished by the Baltimore and
Ohm Raihoad Company, and reached this
'clock in the evening. They
received by President Garrett, and,
as his guests, \y«!'U itt oqce driven to bis
country residence, op the I}i))eu road
three or four miles
city about JO
from the city, wheru
they remained until ye.tefduy,
ftvshed from the fiitigqes uf the trip of
Monday, they again Jook the private
ut Camden Statioi, t,t ■> ly 1>. M. and pro
ceeded Jo Philadelphia, where they will
p qs the guest, » of
Miicalister. Thence they
will proceed to R"ew York, whence, uftor
sojourn of several days, Mr. Peabody .
go direct to his future permanent home,
Uje residctico () f | ( i s aime,-., q) Danvers,
hen, re-t
or three da
remain tw
Mr. Charles
It is gratifying to add that Mr. Pettbo
* ,r 'P »'j the spring« him been ultenduil
with beneficial results, A severe cough
with which he \vus afflicted, has been ah
most entirely cured. His face wears ut,
expression of cheerfulness; his step is mon
elastic, and, although lie has lost some flesh
lits general health 1» apparently much i
Removal of the National Capital.—-,
1 lie national capital committee at St. Lou
is are beginning to receive answers from
the Governors of Stqt.es whom they have
reqqestud to express thejr opinion ou tho
subject of the rciuoya) of the capital, and
also to appoiqt delegations t> a convention
which is be bald qt St. Louis to agitato
the subject. Governor Harvey, of Kan-,
sas, writes that lie will be present in per
son at the approaching convention, and
that he will also appoint a strong delega
tion to represent that State. The response
of Governor Geary, of Pennsylvania,
would seem to be not in favor of reinovaj
until the national debt is paid. No dele
gation from that State will be appointed.
A Distinoeisiihd Visitor.—'^ ir Henry
Holland, the celebrated English physician
is expected to arrive at New York to-day,'
Iront England. He is engaged to take à
trip to Miqiiesota some time during the
autumn, with cx-Attorney General Evarts.
* ir Henry is nearly eighty-one years of
age, but retains his health and vi«*or to a
remarkable degree. He was physician to
Queen Caroline, and otto of the important
Witnesses for her in her triql before tho
»louse of Peers for adultery in 1820 He
was appointed physician in ordinary tq
the late Prince Albert in 1840, physician
in ordinary to tl»e Qqoen in 1852, and was
made a baronet l n 1853.
The investigation at New York of the
recept Custom House frauds by commis
sioner Osborne has resulted in the conimit
ntent of General Eagan, in default qf $5,'
000 bail, to wait the action of the Grand
Jury, and the discharge of Spear
In the National Temperance Convention
at Chicago yesterday, a platform was read
providing for the formation of a National
Temperance Party to suppress the traffic
in intoxicating drinks. A portion of the
platform was adopted. r ' f
1 A , ^'"Roti'ig of parties interested in the
lumber business was held at Williamsport,
la on Wednesday, a„d it was decide j
tut but oue half t!|e usual stock of logs
be manufactured op the West B:-aueh of
the Susquehanna fur next year.
» Conoly, late of Baltimore, and
but reeentiy married, while visiting a flou
' m " ,n N .' ,rf ! ,lk ' Va. Wednesday evening,
was caught in the machinery of tbe mill
and crushed to death.
l J !' a »b ri "" ri1 crew a, '° *° be received
by tlie different boat clubs of New York
lit grand style, up,. L ; !i, ir return from
England, They left the latt.p eouptr,
lhqrsday for America. '

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