lütt Jftiddtctoum Staawript
8ATÜRDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 25, I860.
Liberia. —We mentioned some weeks
ago the report that Rev. John Seycs, the
agent of the Colonization Society , had
pressed tho opinion that the colony plant
ed on the shores of Africa with so much
care and at so much expense, with the
hope that it might become a great nation,
the fttturc home and refuge of the colored
people of this country, who goiug out
to that benighted land might bear with
them the light of civilization and Christi
anity and dispel the cymmerian darkness
from that continent where the white
cannot dwell, would not be able to sustain
itself, if the support of the Society should
fail or be withheld.
This opinion receives
newspaper, of July 28, called The People
of Grand Passa, lias a communication
from a correspondent in which it is stated,
as the result of close investigation, that
the Amcrico-Liberian population is on tho
support from Liberia itself.
The opinion is expressed, that unless
vigorous efforts are put forth, scarcely a
century will elapse before Liberian
tionality is a thing of the past,
ter thinks this evil is not likely to be rem
edied by emigration from the U. States, as
" there is a strong feeling among our bre
thren in America of identification with the
white race," and the home feeling te has
been strengthened in a remarkable degree
by the more recent efforts towards politi
cal and social equality which have been
Ç ut forth by the United States Congress."
he only remedy which he perceives, and
this he considers entirely practicable, arTd
urges earnestly, is "the incorporation of
the native element," in regard to which
he says that so little have the colonists
felt their responsibility in this direction,
" that forty years have failed to produce a
dozen civilized and evangelized native
gontleuien." He urges tho colonists to
civilize and christianize the natives as the
best instrumentality for advancing the
work for which Liberia was founded.
By tho writer's own admission, forty
years have failed to evangelize a dozen of
the natives, how little hope then there is
that the continent will ever be redeetned
through such instrumentality. It is much
»ore probable that the Liberians them
selves will relapse into barbarism. The
hypothesis of negro elevation and ad
meut here, upon which Congress has at
tempted to advance the race to the privi
leges and immunities of citizenship, in
vesting them with the franchise and mak
ing them the equals of the white race be
fore the law, receives its sufficient refuta
tion and overthrow by this forty years
failure of African amelioration in Liberia.
A blind and unreasoning party feeling,
however, will refuse to recognize the fact,
tlkough established by the concurrent tes
timony of history and of living witnesses.
A La roe Packing House. —Wc
dense from a Baltimore weekly paper, the
Saturday Night, the following
ot the Fruit and Oyster canning and pack
ing establishment of Thomas Kenset& Co.
Baltimore, said to be the largest estab
lishment of the kind in the world :
Capital employed $t,000,000 per an.
In the busy scasou 1000 hands are em
ployed, principally females. Fivo hun
dred women are employed in the peach
paring department alone. An expert
lmnd will pore twenty pecks per day.
Number of cans of peaches put up yearly,
1,200,000; number of cans of miscellane
fruit, 500,000. Thirty thousand
are put up per day. Cans of peaches now
sell for $2.00 per dozen, which formerly
brought $7.00. Two-pound cans of to
matoes sell for $1.50 per dozen. 5,200,
000 cans of oysters aro put up each sca
. There are forty similar establish
ments in tho city, doing an aggregate bu
siness of about $30,000,000 per year, giv
ing employment to about 10,000 persons,
exclusive of those who gather tho fruit
And catch the oysters. Shipments are
pMiue to London, South America, Germa
ny, China, «along the Pacifie coast, and
large quantities to California and through
out the Western States.
To Readeus and Corkespondents.—
The outer form is nearly filled, to-day,
with the favors of our contributors. "Au
tumn Thoughts," is a sweet and seasona
ble poem, from n lady whose facile pen
has enriched our columns before. " Self
Sacrifice" is a
beautiful story, well told,
from the pen of a lady and a new contrib
Not one in ten of the stories of the
magazines can equal it in merit.
Datable in (Vest Chester County, N. Y."
is from the pen of a former contributor,
and will be read with interest.
respondent lias other good things in store
for us. among them a sketch of Linden
wald, the home of the late Ex-President
Martin Vau Buren, situated in Kinder
fcouk, Cdumbia, N. Y. Wc shall be
fdeased to bear from our correspondent,
äs often as he fiuds leisure or inclination
Hioii Price ot Fruit.— Mr. Richard
F. May writes to » neigh boring journal
from Helena. Montana Territory, that He
lena is well supplied with fruit brought
from California. Peaches 50 ots. to $1
each ; pears 50 cts. to $1 each ; apples 25
^Lto$l each ; watermelons $2 to $5
■Mius 0" cts per pound. M• 1
Journalism. — Tho Washington D. C.
Express, an evening journal; has been
consolidated with tho National Intelligen
cer, and is now issued as a morning news
paper under tho management of the Intel
ligencer aud Express Publishing Associa
tion. The first number of this journal,
entitled the Daily National Intelligencer
and Washington Express, made its
pearanco September 20th. It is printed
on fine whito paper and in clear type, and
will be the central Democratic political
Judge Dent, the Conservative candi
date for Governor in Mississippi, has taken
the stump, and the canvass may be regar
ded as fairly opened, lie regards the
success of the Conservative ticket
State Executive Committee have deter
mined not to place a ticket iu the field,
and have recommended the Democrats to
join with the Conservatives in electing
Judge Dent. This topples over all hopes
of success on the part of the Radicals.
Primary meetings of tho Democrats and
Conservatives of Kent county, Md. take
place in their respective districts at 2
o'clock, this afternoon.
Tho county con
vention will meet next Tuesday at Ches
tertown, at 11, A. M. to nominate a
county ticket and to select three delegates
to the State Convention which meets in
Baltimore on the 7th of October, to nomi
candidate for Comptroller of the
Now Fou Business. —Tho Philadelphia
Ledger says:— The tarveiling
over; and the wandcriug community arc at
home again ; and busy enough as our ad
vertising columns hear witness. No doubt
all are fresher and in hotter "condition,"
as the boat-elub people say, for their
mer vacation. Even the stay-at-homes
have had a rest which has done them
vice ; and are ready to take hold of busi
ness with a zest aud a relish,
tion of employment makes men hungry for
work; as fasting gives an appetite. The
places of public resort are full ; the schools
are in full operation, and tho clergy have
something better than meagre congrega
tions. On tho whole, we are sure that the
busiest seasons of the year are decidedly
the plesantest. Nothing is better as a con
ducive to self-cougratulation than the
consciousness that you are doing some
thing, and making daily progress,
is no more intolerable condition than that
of him who has nothing to do ; no spur to
exertion and no hope that yourself or any
body else will bo the gainer by your ef
forts. Of all slow but sure diseases,
nui is most fatal to inind, morals and
T lie re
Bound Top.— -The Crumptonian says:—
We paid another visit to Bound Top this
week and found Mr. Harris and his host
of employees still vigorously at work. The
number of cans now being put up is twen
ty-five thousand per day. On Wednesday
last there were thirteen thousand trees
still untouched; but by tlie end of next
week the peach season will be nearly clos
ed, and by that time there will bo packed
six hundred thousand cans, one-half of
which are two pound, and the other half
three pound, valued at wholsale at $2,25
and $3.25 per dozen. The quantity of
sugar used this season will be 250 barrels.
As soon as the peaches are exhausted Mr.
Harris will pack tomatoes as long as the
season will permit. Forty acres of these
were planted, but so immense was the crop
of peaches that he has been unable to do
anything with tomatoes yet, and- a large
quantity has therefore been allowed to rot
on the ground, as the price was so low it
would not pay to pick and send to
The Dismal Swamp, on the boundary
line of Virginia and North Carolina,
every year affected by tho drought, so
that the surface takes fire and burns until
extinguished by autumn rains,
on account of the long continued dry
ther, the conflagration is of unprecedented
gnitude, and has already burned for a
distance of 1G miles, from northwest to
southeast. Several fine farms have been
burned out, and on fields formerly rich
with crops nothing is to be seen but acres
of ashes, the pits in some cases bein" 15
feet deep. The surface of tho swamp con
sists of decomposed vegetable matter, bold
together by the roots of water plants.
Though a slight shower may extinguish
the conflagration on the surface, yet in
many instances the fire continues to burn
underneath, and thus forms extensive hol
lows. The bed of Drummond Lake, in
the centre of the swamp, is supposed to
have been burned out in this way, many
hundred years ago.
A Neoro Fioiit.— On Saturday night
last a fight took place on tho suburbs of
this town between two parties of negroes,
commencing about eleven o'clock and
tinuing nearly an hour,
oonflict was along the road from the col
ored people's meeting house to Ratcliffe
creek bridge. Pistols, knives,
fence rails, Ac., were freely used, and a
number of tho combatants were more or
less injured. It appears tlmt tho fight
was a sort of "mado up" affair between a
lot of peach-pickers on one side and
town negroes on the other, and was ar
ranged to take place about tho time and
place aforesaid. There were some twenty
five or thirty engaged on either sido, and
tho battle was hotly contested, first one
party having the advantage and then the
other. It seems that no effort was made
to quell the disturbance, and no arrests
were made. There is some talk of a repe
tition of tlie conflict, in which caso a third
party will become the victor.
Isaac Fowler, the defaulting New York
postmaster, has arrived at San Francisco.
Ho has been an exile from his
nearly twelve years.
The scene of the
notice a meeting was held ftt Walker's Hotel,
Saturday evening, Sept. 18th, to organize a Com
pany for the recovery of stolen horses and the de
tection of the thieves. Nathaniel Williams was
called to the Chair, and Charles Derrickson ap
pointed Secretary. The object of the meeting
having been stated by the Chairman, on motion
tho Chair appointed II. Vanderford, Robert A.
Cochran, Jr. and Jncob F. Slmllcross, a commit
tee to prepare By-Laws for the government of the
Compan} 7 . Thu committee reported accordingly
and the By-Laws were reud and adopted, as fol
1. This Association shall be called and known
by the name of the Middletown Horse Company.
2. The object of this Company shall be to assist
its members to recover their horses, when stolen,
and also to detect nnd apprehend the thieves.
For this purpose it shall be the duty of its
bers, when any of them shall lose a horse, to turn
out and assist in the recovery of the same,
ing uotilied of said loss.
3. The officers of this Company shall consist of
a President, A ice President, . ecretary, andTrca
. The President shall preside at all meet
ings of the Company, and in his absence the Vice
President; if both are absent some member of the
Company may be called to the Chair. The Sec
retary shall keep a
and record the same in
shall keep all funds nnd pay them out only after
a vote ot the Company appropriating the same,
on the order of the President,
be elected by ballot at the January meeting, iu
each and every year, and to serve one year, or
until their successors arc duly chosen.
4. This Company shall meet once in three
months, or oftener, at the call of the President or
Secretary, on the first Tuesday night in Januarv,
April, July and October, at 8 o'clock.
p. In order to meet the necessary expenses of
said Company, each member shall pay
sion fee of One Dollar,
fieieut, the President i
power to assess
a Horse Company. —Pursuant to
minute of the proceedings,
- a book. The Treasurer
Said officers to
nd when this is not suf
•I Secretary shall have
sufficient sum upon the mem
bers, equally, subject to the order of the Compa
0. All funds shall be paid, into the hands of the
kept by the Secretary. And
paid out except upon'thc order of the President, af
ter a vote of the Society appropriating the same.
All persons present were then requested to hand
in their names to the Secretary, when the follow
ing names were recorded :
Nathaniel \\ illiums, R. A. Cochran, Jr.
lb F . Kanely. Jacob F. Slmllcross,
Charles Derrickson, Janies Kanely,
H. Vanderford, Benjamin Crawford,
J. Henry Hanson, William Kanely,
J°hu Morrison, Benj. Armstrong,
James T. Shallcross, B. P Hanson.
On motion the meeting adjourned to
Saturday evening, the 25th of Sept, at Walker's
Hotel, at 8 o'clock, to elect officers.
minute of the same accurately
funds shall be
N. Williams, Pres't.
Charles Derrickson, Sec.
A Den of Thieves Broken Ci». —On Wednesday
night last policeman Joseph Urian and detective
Andrew M. Donohue, of Philadelphia, made their
appearance in this town, on their way to Head
of Sassafras, in search of certain horse thieves, it
is alleged, who have had their head quarters
there, and who have been operating extensively
through all this region, for some time past. A
clue to these transactions was obtained in Phila
delphia through the arrest of
Henry Gibson, an accomplice of the band, who
prison. Information was thus obtain
ed which led to the arrest of a y
dio is also i
g man named
prison, nnd the
Joseph W. Morris,
pursuit of another named John Harrington,
lives at Head of Sassafras. Harrington left home
on Wednesday night, about 11 o'clock, taking a
horse and two carriages with him; when tlie of
ficers reached his residence he could not he found.
Six buggies, three horses and seven sets of har
ness, all believed to have been stolen, have been
recovered. We understand that Dr. Sadler's horse
nd llurlock's arc among them,
■w buggy was found covered up in a hay
mow. It appears that the thieves have been
one carriage to another,
and repainting them, so that they could not read
ily l»e identified. Another of their tricks was the
small white star from the forehead
liich has been recovered
A gray horse, slightly spavined
in one hind leg, believed to have been stolen
from Denton, *Md. has also been recovered, and
is now at the stables of Walker's Hotel, iu this
town. David Jones' horse, stolen fr
Gamp, has also been recovered, and is now
Philadelphia. Harrington and M
respectiblv connected. The
saiil lived with Harrington.
shifting the tops fr
of a tine black mure
:ris are both
igro Gibson, it is
Wilmington Pres by
bytery met at St. George's
Rev. E. Webb acted
routine of business
is Moderator. The usual
ras transacted, the reports
showing the churches to be iu a flourishing con
The Presbytery unanimously voted in the af
firmative on the question of reunion.
Rev. C. P. Mallory, of Long Island, N. Y. was
received ns a member of Presbytery, he being
the stated supply of the church at Chesapeake
Rev. R. C. Allison accepted the church atP
IVnn, and will be installed on Thursday October
Rev. G. IT. Smyth accepted the call of West
Church, in Wilmington, and he will be installed
next Thursday evening, 30th inst.
During the session it was suggested that after
the meeting of the tw
Pittsburg,fin November, and tho consummation
of the Union, that a large mass meeting of the
clergy and laity of both Wilmington and New
Castle Presbyteries be held iu Wilmington. The
The Presbytery adjourned to meet at" Milford,
General Assemblies i
For a long time we have noticed a gradual in
crease in the number of good-looking meu !_
neighborhood, especially among our subscribers.
The change has been so marked as to be subject
for general conversation. People nsk " Why is
this thus?" AYe find the general answer to be,
that almost all our fellow-citizens are wearing the
celebrated " Roekhill & AYilsou " clothes. His
well known that the people who wear the clothes
of this make command the esteem of their fellow
creatures. All our readers know where Roekhill
k AVilson's is. The mammoth Brown Stone
Clothing Ball, 603 and G05 Chestnut st. Phila.
Something Xkw.— Mr. Thomas H.Rothwell lu
on sale at his* New Stove and Tin Store, in tins
town, a new A'upor Heater and Cooking Stove.
The same was on exhibition at the late Agricul
tural Fair, Wilmington, und was awarded a d
plornii for tlie Stove, a diploma for the Boiler,'and
special diploma for the Stove and Boiler, as
practical and useful invention; and also a spe
cial premium of $5 for the enterprise of the exhi
bitor. The above stove roasted 15 Jbs. of beef
in 45 minutes. We also learn tlmt to the fami
lies using the stove iu this town, it has given the
It is a pleasure to tell the same story over and
er again, it it is a good story. Our story now
is, of tlie satisfaction wc enjoy in wearing the
clothes which they make at the great Brown
Hall, Philadelphia. The fact is, there are no oth
er clothes, nmde elsewhere, that look half
, long as the Roekhill & AYilson
clothes. The immense and varied assortment of
fine clothes for Fall which Roekhill k Wilson
' display is worthy the attention of all
go to the city. fcSee their advertisement in
A negro named Joshua Jones, committed
outrage on an elderly married white woman
named Mary Meredith, residing in tlie house of
Mr. Henry McCrone, Hare's Corner, on Friday
night of last week, about midnight. Her cries
Lightened an accomplice of Jones, named Lewis
Carpenter, who retreated. The miscreants were
arrested on Monday aud committed to New Cus
tju Jail. Another negro named Wm. Moore w—
held as a witness. All three
ere in McCroue's
Bishop Lay, of the Easton Diocese, waspreven»
ted by sickness from making his visit to 8t. Ste
phen's, in Sassafras Neck, on Sunday last ;
djd lie hold service at Warwick, as previously
nounced. Rev. W. D. Mitchell, of Elkton, was
present, but didnot preach, being indisposed.
Bishop Lay visited St. Augustine, on Wednesday,
and administered the rite of confirmation.
Episcopal Convocation was held at Elkton,
Oar pcach-shippers anft others doing business
at the Depot, have complained bitterly of the
mud-puddle through which their teams have had
to drive lately. Ou Friday week their empty bas
kets were nearly submerged by the falling show
ers, and wet and muddy they had to drag them
out of tho puddle. It is hut u reasonable request
which they make of the Rail Road Company, that
after all the freight which they have paid to the
Company, that it should nt least afford them the
ordinary faeilitles for transacting their business
with the Rail Road. It is hardly fair fur the
Road to compel its business supporters to iioun
der through mud nnd water in order to get their
produce to market. They nsk and expect
depot will he built and those muddy sloughs fill
up with gravel.
Roekhill & Wilson's advertisement, in another
column of this issue, sneaks for itself. The
clothes on the bucks of our best citizens also
speak volumes in
habits. Both for men n
Roekhill a WUs
praise of Roekhill k Wilson'
nd the pons of men,
seem to have everything the
heart can desire, or the fancy can long after.
Most of the happy homes in this vicinity lire
happier by the fact that the men and boys of the
household get their clothes at the great Brown
Hall. Read, and sec for yourselv
The peach season is over, after
two months, the last cars having been sent up
from this station yesterday. The total
of cars sent from Middletown station
carrying an aggregate of 201,5
Ginn's Crossing, 33,239; from
ner, 139,621, total 434,415.
es tlie number of boxes and baskets
scut by Express from this place, the grand total
will be 450,000 baskets. The yield from Middle
town was 80,555 baskets greater than the Dover
If wc add to the
Oar old friends Roekhill k Wilson are ns hard
work as ever, furnishing every description of
men s attractions in tlie wav of elegant
m ious masculine apparel. Their splendid Brown
Stone Hull is better furnished tiuui ever witii ov
rything Unit man or
health, and comfort.
All tlmt our friends need
to do, is just to call and examine for themselves
and compare the prices of this splendid clothing
" Bh that of any other in Philadelphia or else
The Delaware Journal says tlmt an incendiary
fire was discovered by the watchman at Walton,
. Super Phosphate Factory, on Sun
day morning at a quarter past 3 o'clock. The
fire had been kindled among some rubbish under
tlie mill, nml the watchman hearing foot steps ns
of men running, discovered the fire in time to ex
tinguish it before it had done any damage to the
Whann k (
Tiiottino.—T he trotting nt (lie fair grounds on
Friday ui last week excited a good deal of inter
est. The douille team of tlco. (}. Jailidell w—
arded tho first premium for speed,
mile in 3/05. The most exciting contest w
in's horse "Ho])," and the little gray
sides." The first, third and fifth
on by Hop, the best time made being
Things in Smyrna.—They are about to form
debating society in Smyrna.
B. II. Cummins, of Smyrna, received the first
premium for peaches at the great Horticultural
I'air in Phihi. last week. He also exhibited at
" uniington, Inst week, the finest apples and
peaches, but failed to receive a premium because
they were not properly named.
The Odessa Bank is reported to have $240 000
on deposit, tlie largest
since its organization,
dletown Bank, wc suppose,
low those of the Odessa in.
iRiount it has
The deposits i
c not very far be
Mitution. The peach
uis brought a comfortable amount of funds
• fruit growers.
1 lie Circuit Court for Cecil county, commenced
its fall term at Elkton, on Monday last. A.. !..
(Hutment lms been found in the case of j. Tat
man of this town, vs. J. McFordof Warwick, but
the case has not been tried. The case of tlnrState
vs. Wm. Potter lms been assigned for Tuesday
. A Handsome Lonn
F. A. M. have fitted up their bod
third story of tlie T
No. 5, A.
ith new carpets,
s, ke. It
dsomest und most
. desks, pedestals, curtni
d to lie the Ini
complete Lodge Room i
Ready kor the Cold We.
uel W. Roberts bus just uibhut
fresh invoice of
to 11 informer extens
ry vnrioty i
and not or
stock, embracing eve
Any article called for
hand, will la
Arm Broken .-.A little girl named Laura
Slaughter, daughter of* Mr. Isaac Slaughter, of
... . I ,us hed front a fence by a playmate
while swinging to the limb of a true,'' week before
lust, and falling broke her arm.
. AY. AA'ilson, cabinet mal
ker, lias just received
supply of metallic burial
cases, or caskets, clcgnutly iiuislied aud lined.
Mr. Wilson ran supply orders for caskets at the
peaches. Also to Mr. W
t due to Mr. R. Eugene
i. Himkius for.
ot white perch, which averaged a pound apiece.
Mr. Isaac Slaughter will cci
mail between this place and Cceilton, after the
30th mst. but will continue ts r
passengers und freight.
his stage for
Salk of Town Property.—M r. Martin E. Aval
iser has sold four frame tenements oji tho
side of Main street, east of Broad, to Mr. Jdmes
Culbertson for $4,G00.
Eil ward Bock, of Smyrna, lms sold his "Cet
trysburg farm," in Appoquinimink,
Blair, of Keokuk, low
for $7»500— Î 75 acres.
StncipK.—Mr. Samuel Smith, of Millington
took five grains of strichninc, on
ning last, killing him in a few minutes.
The Equinox visited us. this season, very mild
ly. In some other places there were violent storms
of hail and thunder.
A meeting of tlie Vestry of St. Ann's Parish,
Will ho held in tlie Chapel ill ttlis town, this after
noon, at 3 o'clock.
Tlie Mutual Friend sai s it is probable that Hr.
Kennedy will establish his paper—tlie Delaware
Democrat —-at Felton.
Attorney Ocncral John It. Payntor, lias resign
ed, because of a question raised of ineligibility,
John Waples, Esq. of Sussex county, is dead.
We take tho following articles from the
Queen Anne Railroad,— The work of
track-laying-on this road lms been discon
tinued temporarily, on account of tho iron
purchased being all used up, and a differ
ence of opinion between the contractor and
directors as to the mode of
additional supply. Resolutions of boards
of directors and promises of contractors
seem to be of little account—so far
Eastern Shore railroads are concerned.
The track is now laid to a point about half
way between Millington and Sudlersville.
House Race. —A horse race took place
near Millington on Thursday, between the
well known mare "GVazy Jane," owned
by Mi-, Temple, of Delaware, and a horse
tried by Colonel L. Roberts, for $200.
Distance, G00 yards. The mare was the
favorite among the betting crowd from
Delaware, who came to grief, as the
was won by the Colonel's horse.
Senator Sprague, who employs 8000
people, recently raised their wages 15
^ Elihu Burrett proposes to send out from
England to America shiploads of good
President Grant and family returned to
FEIÏWSYL.VA5IA AND OHIO ELECTIONS.
The elections for Stato officers in Penn
sylvania and Ohio will take place
Tuesday, October 12. Although special
interest attaches to tho results, since in
each case a Gpvernor is to be chosen, in
neither State has the campaign been pro
secuted with much outward show of vigor.
It appears to be generally conceded that
Asa Packer, tho Democratic candidate for
Governor of Pennsylvania, will bo elected
over his competitor, John W. Geary. Tho
latter, it is Çjjhe, has the advantage of
holding that'office now and of exerting for
his own interest such influence as inheres
in it; but his administration has been in
efficient and he lias made himself unpopu
lar with a portion of his party. Tho Bad
inais are divided in counsel, and Governor
Geary, by essaying to secure tho friend
ship of each faction, has incurred the dis
trust of all.
The canv: ss in Ohio is, in some re
spects, peculiar. The Democrats, after
going somewhat out of their ranks to
loot General Bosecraus for their loader,
upon his declination, called to tho front
their particular champion, George If. Pen
dleton. It is believed that ho can poll a
larger vote in Ohio than any other Demo
crat, both by reason of his personal popu
larity and the prominent position lie has
occupied in national politics since 1804.
Uufurtunately for him and his supporters,
ho is prevented by the results of
dent from stumping tho Stato. As a
speaker, Mr. Pendleton is effective and per
suasive. That the Badinais feel concerned
as to tho result of the election is evident
from tho fact that they have flooded tho
State with speakers, among whom arc sev
eral of (heir ablest mon. Tho Democrats
express full confidence in tho election of
Mr. Pendleton. Should their hopes be
realized (as wo trust they may.) and should
Asa Packer carry Pennsylvania, the Dém
ocratie party, after the election in Now
York Stato, in November, will start the
new year with the three largest States in
the Union.—A 7 ! Y. World.
A Singular Verdict and a Bemarka
ble Jury —Wm. J. Abrams, brother of
Mrs. Clem, who has been on trinl at In
dianopolis for the murder of Mr. and AI
Young, nt Cold Spring, near tlmt city,
some time last year, was found guilty of
murder in the first degree, but the jury
say in their verdict : "Believing that'the
crime committed liy him was the result of
wicked influences surrounding him, and
not the result of a had heart, we would re
spectfully nsk tho Governor to commute
his sentence to ten years' imprisonment."
A motion was made for anew trial, but it
is not believed it will bo granted. A spe
cial of the 15th to tlie Cincinnati Gazette
says: "It is a remarkable fact that tho
jury held prayer meetings every night for
light and guidance, each member lending
by appointment, and they were thus
gaged at ten o'clock last night." It is a
wonder they had not brought in a verdict
to hang the jury and acquit the culprit.
A Child Poisoned by iikii Paiiknts.—
July 12, Georgian»
dy, aged twelve years, residing
with her parents, East Dauphin street,
was bitten by a rabid dog, which was
owned by a man living in the vicinity
named Ilclmutl). Within a few days past
site showed symptoms of hydrophobia. A
physician was called in, but she
gradually worse until Wednesday night
last, when the paroxysms ware so violent
parents administered poison in
order to end her sufferings, llelmuth,
the owner of tho dog, is charged with
knowing lie was mad, and has been sent
to jail. It is a horrible case.
The English papers are discussing the
cnee of opinion as to the disgusting char
acter of the publication. Mrs. Stowe is
discovered in England to ho no long
er tho angel she was considered in the
days of " Uuele Tom's Cabin."
righteous retribution, this loathsome
lotion of her treachery and shamelessness
by her own bands.
There is uo differ
It is a
Mrs. Harriet Beecher Sto
we, is referred
by some of her contcmporaries to tlie 11th
chapter and 13th verse of Pr
tale-bearer revoaleth secrets ; but he that
is of a faithful spirit concoaleth the
'orbs :—* ' A
The first topic to be discussed by the
Spanish Cortes, on reassembling, will be
the choice of a King, and it is now said
that the King of Portugal is the favorite
candidate. Prince Napoleon is also
The skeletons of a woman and child
have been discovered near Loch Lomond,
in New Brunswick,
lms been arrested, they being supposed to
be tlie remains of his wife and child, whom
ho is charged with having murdered.
Capt' Leonard, a famous counterfeiter,
was arrested in Philadelphia, Thursday,
having about him between $3,000 and'
$4,000 in twenties, tens and fives -on Na
tional Banks, and $1000 in 25 cent notes.
A Portland man who has owned and
pushed a handcart for a number of years
has just retired with a fortune, amassed by
his own labor. He must have done a
The Empress Eugenio will lmve a retinue
of about thirty persons when she visits this
country next year, among whom will he
tho Prince Imperial.
A Philadelphia clergyman has married
ono thousand couples in fourteen
He is tho chanipi
I he Orthodox Quakers of this country
number 54,000. They have 705 ehurch
that furnish sittings for 259,000
A man named Kane
marryist, as far aa
A meeting was held at Washington
Thursday evening, to report a plan for a
grand InternationaMExposition at that citv
in 1871. J
The largest crop of cotton ever produced
in the South was in I860. It stood iu tho
market at $160,000,000 in gold.
According to the last census there were
lo0,241 school teachers in the United
States, two-thirds being women.
Lx-President Johnson is going to stump
ITEMS OF NEWS.
Lay Dei-eoation. —Tho vote on Moth
odist lay delegation, according to returns
received up to the present time, stands as
follows:—Whole number of votes cost,
225.000 ; for lay delegation, 150,000; a
guinst lay delegation, 75,001), The whole
number of members belonging to tho Meth
odist Church is reported to be one million
two hundred thousand, but a largo dis
oount is to be made for minors.
The London press is absorbed in the
discussion of the Spanish-Amcriean ques
tion, in which tho possibility of war be
tween the two nations, and a necessity of
a change of attitude on tho part of the
Uuited States upon tho Alabama question
are the leading points of consideration, in
tho event of the recognition of Cuban in
dependence by the latter.
The first appointment made by Gov
ernor Walker, of Virginia, after entering
upon tho duties of his office Tuesday, was
that of Captain Wm. E. Cameron, as his
Secretary. Captain Cameron is « di tor of
the Petersburg Index, was a Confederate
officer, and was one of the originators of
the Walker movement.
A train was thrown from tho trestle
bridge noross the Congareo Swamp, in
South Carolina, by tho falling of a-tree
across tho bridge, on Saturday morning.
The locomotive exploded, firing the cars
and troBtlework, and six hundred feet of
tlie latter were consumed. The engineer
and a fireman wore killed.
J. II. A. Shuremun, negro, indicted
for removing from tho Treasury Depart
ment $12,0(10 in unsigned noies on the
First National Bank of Jersey City, is now
on trial in the Criminal Court of Washing
ton. This is tho case iu which tho Macon,
Georgia, negro postmaster, II. M. Tur
ner, is mixed up.
The National Grand Lodge of the Or
der of Odd Fellows in tho United States
commenced its sessions in San Francisco
on Monday, September 20th. Tho num
ber of contributing members in Dels
3.000 ; in Maryland 14,000, as wc learn
from tlie annual report.
Frauds amounting to several hundred
thousand dollars, are said to have been
discovered in connection with the supply
department of the Methodist Hook C
corn in New York. An official statement
is expcctod from the managers in the
course of tho week.
The Now York Herald says that tho re
port that'several hundred thousand dollars
have been enibezzcled from the Methodist
liouk Concern is denied by the managers,
and that an action for damages against the
originators of the report will probably be
Mr. George Peabody visited tho Pea
body Institute in Baltimore, Wednesday,
and gave nn additional sum of §400,000
to that institution. A now building is to
be erected out of this sum, and wliat may
remain after its
for an art gallery.
At Madison, Wis., on Tuesday, William
Moody murdered bis wife, set fire to b
dwelling and outbildings, nnd after they
consumed, siiot himuelf dead.
erection is to be applied
would allow nn
one to approach his home
while it was burning.
The Okra plant, as the basis of the stock
for making paper, is now being extensive
ly experimented with in tlie South, and
ono of tho
ills in that district of
try has invited proposals for the supply
of twelve hundred tons of this material.
A report from Norfolk states that Hi
negrues were swallowed up by tlie teriible
eonilragntion now raging in" tlie Dismal
Swamp. They were employed in getting
lumber, and tlie fire surrounded them while
asleep in a but and burned tu a crisp.
A fire occurred un Sunday evening in tlie
engine room on the. oil deck of Lumbarth,
Ayres rk (Jo., North hiver. New York',
"hieb before it was extinguished destroy
ed 300 barrels of petroleum! The loV
is estimated at §20,000.
Arrangements lmve been made by tlie
Treasury Department by which
first of October,
furnished of one, two and ton dollar
to be increased soon after to half a million
A grand tournament will lie held
Easton, Md,, on tho 20tli instant, for the
championship of tho 1
rangements are making to render tlie affair
one of tlie finest that has ever been held in
ft pi* the
00,000 a «
V con bo
The earnings of the Union Pocfie Rail
road the first five days of September
$3«>8, 1 2-t ; the same time in
$208,000, notwithstanding the groat
auction ill tho rates of freight anil fure.
1 he mare F lora Tomplo, formerly Qugcii
of tho 1 urf, is still halo and hearty, not
withstanding she has reached tho adv
ed age of twenty-threo y
I lie Board of Health of AVashington,
D. 0., report the deaths in that city dur
ing tlie past year as less than 2 per cent,
of the population.
It is learned that George Patton, Lord
Justice Clerk of Scotland, lms been foully
dealt with, as lie has unaccountably disap
Governor Walker, of Virginia, was pro
visionally installed Tuesday, in presence
of General Canby. The new Governor
took the "iron-clad" oath.
P. R. Harris, manager of the Quebec
Branch of the Montreal Bank, and a Ban
ker named Sanderson, have absconded
with $50,000 of tho funds of the bank.
The Naval Department has ordered sev
eral war vessels to be immediately fitted
out at New York for service in Cubau wa
ters. The Dictator is one of them.
Ruth Ilemhill, the first female born in
the town of Henuiker, New Hampshire,
died there Tuesday, aged on hundred years
three months and thirteen days.
J he canning establishments in Dorches
ter county, Md., have suspended opera
tions. They have put up 15,000 dozen
cans of peaches.
Rhode Island, in a population of 184,
005, according to the census of 1865, lias
10,181 persons who are unable to read or
Judge Dent opened the political cam
paign in Mississippi, by a speech at Cor
inth, on Saturday.
The proposition to call the Duke of Ge
noa to the throne of Spaiu is said to be
The Louisiana sugar crop this season,
it is estimated, will yield 100,000 hogs
A dwelling in Yarmouth, New Bruns
wick, was struck by lightning Wednesday,
and a man and his wife were killed. À
bed in the houso was also set on fire, and
their sick daughter was burned to death.
At the residence of the bride's father on the
22nd instant, by Rev. I)r. McCabe, K. (killings
of Chicago, and Mis Rebecca C. Fenimorc, daugh
ter of J. B. Fenimore of Middletown.
Del. Republican copy.
On Thursday the 16th inst. in Middle Neck
Cecil county, Md. Benjamin Iledinilcs, ia the 27th
year of bis age.
v a. t; imvuLHv.
Live Spring Chickens
. 4 50
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INGRAM k GIBSON'S PRICE CURRENT.
Potatoes, round 45.
$ 2 . 00 .
Thc above prices will be paid i
ducc delivered in good order; ai
Decries nnd P
.nimbly for cash, at the Cor
i cash for pro-«
d wc wish to
say that we ke
hand a good
t ment of (
ond and Anderson Streets, Middletown, Del.
Fresh Meat every dav.
INGRAM k GIBSON.
FINE BEADY MADE CLOTHING,
228 MARKET STREET, 2nd Door below THIRD
r JMIE LARGEST ASSORTMENT OF
Beady Made Clothing in Delaware,
Our Own Make, now on lmml, and will lie sold
limn Philadelphia Prices.
All our Clothing is made in Superior manner by
Tile Proprietor him
frtctiuu to any purchaser.
Will guarantee satis.
A full line of
'ill be made ii
LATEST STYLE AND Bi-ST MANNER,
At No. 228 Market Street,
The Oldest Established Clothing Emporium
March 16— y
TT/'ILL be held at the Town Hall, on Tuesday
/ ' evening next, for the purpose of arranging
Tableaux for the benefit of the Hall. All persons
. the effort to pay off the Hall debt.
■ invited to attend.
re cordial I \
Sept. 25, It
AY. II. BARR, Sec.
A LOAN of $3,000 wanted, for one or mora
^ * UI a liberal discount will he
paid. Apply at the office of thp Transcript,
TO THIS BAI'ER
I S hereby congratulated oq the fact tlmt lie tins
J- spread freely before him
The A DA' E RTISBM ENT of
and Oldest Established Clothing
House of Philadelphia.
ROCKHILL & WILSON
AVould say to all the subscriber«, and all of
their male neighbors and relations, that they
have IRQ de the most ample preparations for an
immense business for the present Fall.
ROCKHILL & WILSON
immense stock of the most de
lluvc laid i
sirable goods, both of American Manufacture and
Importation, from which they offer
the most delightfully fitting suits, either ready
nuujc or U> order at the shortest possible notice.
ROCKHILL & WILSON
Invite gentlemen from (lie surrounding Coun
y, Towns, Cities and Villages, to call at their
BEAT BROWN STONE 1IALL, «03 and 605
CHESTNUT STREET, where the^ wilt find o"h
por unity to select from the abundunce of elegimt
in' town Ure ' lmVl:r prices 11,1,11 anywhere else
ROCKHILL & WILSON,
GREAT BROWN »STONE HALL,
«03 and 605 t UUSTATT Street
sept. 35 —3iu
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