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of at MIDDLETOWN. DEL. SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 30, 1809. Scocndrilmm Expos*». —Rev. A. Rit tenhouse, of Smyrna, Del. has dona the community a servioe for which he deserves it* thanks. Ho has been at some pains to investigate and expose the imposition prac ticed upon tho public by a certain Rev. Kdward A. Wilson, who represents that he wae cured of consumption in a few weeks by a very simple remedy, and be ing " anxious to make known to his fellow aufferers the means of cure " he offers to ■end the prescription, to all who desire it, free of charge. Circulars which accom pany this prescription, represent that tho formula is that of Dr. Churchill, of Paris, a physician who was gaining a high repu tation from his cures of consumption by tho use of his preparations of the Extract of Blodgetts in combination with the Ily pophosphites of Lime. Now, it appears that Uodgetti is unknown to pharmacy, and is a swindle. Of course, no druggist can put np the prescription ; consequent ly, it has to be put up by Rev. Edward A. Wilson, Williamsburg, Kings county, N. Y. who charges for it whatever price ho pleases ; and here is the source of his profit and the secret of his benevolent de sire to "benefit the afflicted." His adver tisement has been published for years, in nearly all the papers of this country, and he has doubtless accumulated thousands of dollars through this means. Wc publish ed it some years ago, but becoming satis fied that it was a scheme to swindle the public, wc have steadily refused to publish it ever since. The card of Wilson, headed " To Consumptives the oard of Ogden, headed Association, the Lock Hospital, and all such publications, bavc for years been ex cluded from our columns, though fre quently urged to insert them, because wc believed them to be improper publications, and would not make ourselves accessories in swindling the suffering and unfortunate. Errors of Youth the Howard Business Dull in New Youk.— Tho New York correspondent of the Philadel phia Ledger writes : " On all hands we arc again hearing complaints of dull times. The West is not sending on its grain as freely as was expected, and many of its debts here still need liquidation iu consequence. As yet there are scarcely any signs of the Christ mas and New Year's trade which in cer tain lines of business usually begins to be visible about this time." The Dry Goods Reporter says :—"The nnnanally largo number of stores and dwel lings for rent and for sale in New York city at the present time indicates a transi tion period in real estate. It wa9 former ly a difficult matter to obtain a store in Broadway, and persons had to wait months for a vacancy ; bnt at present there is scarcely a block below Canal street that does not contain one or more stores for rent. It is nearly the same in the Bide streets off Broadway. Some of the large business blocks, constructed under such promising auspices, have failed to realize the anticipations of their owners, who have been obliged to make considerable conces sions to tenants. Some large stores, that formerly brought $42,000 a year, can now be obtained for $25,000, with but few ta kers. The reduction has not been so heavy in the case of the smaller class of stores, but in these the tendency is decid edly downward. In the Bowery, on the business avenues, and in the sister city cf Brooklyn, there are now more stores to be rented than at any period since the crisis of 1857." Tue Evils of oue Financial System.— Appreciation of the evils of our system of two currencies, regulated by the general government, is shown in an article on "The Incredible Power of the American Chancellor of the Exchequer," published iu the London Economist, suggested by the recent panics in New Y'orkin the stock and gold markets. After asserting that the English nation would deem it most ex traordinary and most pernicious if Mr. Ro bert Lowe, the Chancellor of the Exche quer, could excite or ruin the speculations in London, the Economist contends that Mr. Boutwell, under the greenback sys tem, has the power to make the price of gold what he pleases, as well as the rate of interest. The Economist argues as fol lows: "The large daily receipts of the customs are paid in gold, and if that gold ia kept in the treasury and not sold, the price of gold can be raised as high as the government like. Again, if the govern ment first accumulate a large stock of gold, and then sell it for greenbacks, it can raise the rate of interest as high as it wishes. There is no money at New York hut 'greenbacks,' and by selling gold, and keeping the paper paid for that gold, mon ey can be made scarce at will. The gov ernment is not now going to do so ; but they are going te sell gold and buy bonds with the money ; bat they could do it, and it is the most extraordinary power ever conferred on any government. No finance minister in Europe ever was the financial despot that Mr. Bontwcll is in America." This is certainly one of the great evils of onr system, but only one of them. There are others equally as bad ; among them the fact that tho national banks are an ex clusive institution with immense special privilege«, and no requirement to redeem fheir issues in real money. 'f'he greet event of the week ia the de oisiop of thte JJ. 8. Supreme Court Monday last in the Yerger case, in favor n< habeas corpus. Radicals in Washing ton aje said to regard it as a fatal blow to tbs ^construction acte Pf Congress. on Excitement at Dovbr and Clayton.— Claimants of the land whereon stand the towns of Dover and Clayton, have pre sented themselves in those places, it is said, and are about to institute legal pro ceedings to recover their claims. In ref erence to Clayton, it is said, that years ago Richard Tibbett held possession of 100 acres whereon that town now stauds. About eight years ago, Richard Tibbett, at an advanced age, died, and his finan cial affaire not being left in a satisfactory condition, his land was disposed of at Sheriff's sale, Dr. Wm. Dauiels, of Smyr na, and Mason Bailey, of ICenton, be coming the joint purchasers. They wisely made the most of their bargain—built houses, sold lots, &c. and Clayton grew into importance. Poor, in and by ladies the made care were when lively the tile and to some The Herald says :—" About three years ago, a man claiming to be Kichard Tib betts brother, arrived in the vicinity, and stated that the land having been entailed by their father to Richard, during their life, and at his death, to him, he was tie rightful owner, and commenced, about to commence a suit for the land. In a short time, however, this claiming brother seemed to have got a "flea in his car," and suddenly disappeared ; whether ho went down in a cave, or up in a bal loon, we have never been able to tain, and whether he disappeared by play or foul-play, the oldest inhabitant has never informed us. " And now comes on John Whortcnby, hailing from the far-off State of California, and claiming to be the nephew and legal heir of the aforesaid Richard. This last claimant, evidently means business, hav ing caused to be served upon the tenant, Mr. Gillmore, a writ of ejectment to try and determine the title. We understand that Danielsand Bailey, the owners, or holders of the farm, very much agitated iu regard to the mat ter, while parties who have purchased lots front the different holders and made im provements thereupon, are all astir, and we learn a meeting is soon to be held to raise a fund to resist the claiming of the man from the Golden State. The present owners of the land hold that Hon. N. B. Smithers ry New can tee tered is with spect been and other wise has was was Mr. has ty. or was asccr fair arc 4, last, nard of call and some years ago, drew a deed for this same land from Richard Tibbett to Isaac Hazcll, and that Ilazell deeded back to Tibbett, all of which was done with a view to break or cut the entailment, and that when the late Chancellor Harrington, President of the Delaware Railroad, procured depot grounds from Tibbett, examined the title and was satisfied with it. On the other hand, Hons. T. F. Bay ard and VV. G. Whitely are Mr. Whorten by's counsel." " When Doctors disagree who shall decide ?" lic in of A is so of cf be The foregoing reminds us that a ber of years back a lady made her ap pearance in Easton, Md. and set up a claim to the lands tbero, and the improve ments thereon. out of it for a time. Her claim made, if we recollect rightly, as heir of the Lord Proprietary. A town meeting was called and the question discussed by the late Hon. Robert Henry Goldsbo rough, John Leeds Kerr and William Hayard, Esqrs. the two latter gentleraeu leading members of the Talbot bar. The groundless character of tho claim fully exposed, and so the matter ended. Whether the Claytonians and Doverians will fare so well, remains to be socn. num ny. we ter it Much excitement grew was Mr. was ing out 8 a Ex-President Andrew Johnson has been defeated in the Tennessee Legisla ture for U. S. Senator. It is asserted that he was jockeyed out of the election by a political trick, Cooper's name having been withdrawn on the day before ruse to test Johnson's full strength, the Stokes men agreed to join in a vote for Mr. Cooper if Etheridge would withdraw and make Johnson's defeat certain. As a compromise man he was enabled to poll the required votes ou the first ballot, and beat the ex-President by four votes. Mr. Johuson may yet be elected, should Brownlow die. as a of on by ex that sys of rate fol the the the Business men, of this town, are inform ed that they can get colored posters print ed ut this office, as well as they can get them at Black Horse Alley, or any other place in Philadelphia. If they go to the city to get their work done, can they com plain if others go to the city for their sup plies. To encourage home trade is a bet ter plan. A word to the wise is sufficient. Virginia U. S. Senators. —Lieuten ant Governor John F. Lewis and Judge John W. Johnson have been elected U. Senators from Virginia by the Legislature of that state. be able to take the ironclad oath. Both Senators are said to hut and gov but and ever of them ex We incontinently raise our hat and make our profoundest salam to respondent "Apis," for the compliment which he pays to the Tbans ceipt. our cor Henry Ward Beecher has delivered him self of a stirring protest against the neg lect of the Confederate dead at Getty «burg by the government and Northern people. He went over the battle-field recently, and was shocked at the exposed remains and robbery of the shallow graves and tren ches in which the poor Southern slain were not decently buried, and whose er reinterment has never been since, while with the Union dead the con trary has been the case. He refers to the fact that " Wc disburden the gibbet ten derly and give sepulture to murderers," and aBks, " Can it be possible that a great and generous nation will much longer suf fer the Confederate dead to lie disheveled in such utter aud contemptuous ncgleet ? 3 prop ed for I m de favor to on l,OCAL. AFFAIRS. By Invitation of one of the Trustees of the Poor, we dined at the Aims House, on Tuesday, in company with the Trustees, the Grand Jury, and several invited guests. The dinner served by Superintendent Mr. Isaac Crouch, and the ladies of his family, was such as might have tempted the palate of the guests, Trustees, and Grand Jury assembled together, and were introduced to Misa Dix, who made some valuable suggestions as to the proper care and provision for the insane. Her remarks were listened to with respectful attention, and when she closed a vote of thanks tvaB unani mously passed by the board of Trustees for the lively interest alio had everywhere manifested in the welfare of the unfortunate. Her suggestions embraced the erection of a separate building for tile insane, well heated by steam and thoroughly ventilated, with nmple grounds for recreation and exercise. The separation of the sexes was commended, and the supervision of an expe rienced resident physician In the establishment. Moderate labor and employment, and every at tention to comfort, with sane male and femnle attendants iu each and every branch of industry, and in every department. She recommended economy in all things, hut not parsimony. Everything for comfort and convenience, but nothing for show' or ornamentation, or, at least, to make that a secondary consideration. of ing to loose the tho tive ly lic der ing of M. ing ed to self was a and to and the to the the of no epicure. After dinner Register op Wills Appointed. —Gov. Saulsbu ry has appointed Benjamin Gibbs, Esq. of Appo quiuimink Hundred, Register of Wills in and for New Castle County, vice Robert C. Fraim, Esq. whose term has expired. The Delaware Republi can pays the following tribute to the new appoin tee and also to the retiring officer : Mr. Gibbs en tered upon his duties the present week, and ns he is polite and gentlemanly, and possessed of good abilities, we have no doubt that he will efficient and popular officer. Mr. Fraim carries with him in retiring front office the esteem and re spect of all. The citizens of this county have been favored by the appointment of efficient and popular men to this office, for many years back, and we feel that there will not be cause of plaint for at least four years to however, that Mr. Fraim could have served an other term, but as the Fates bavc ordered other wise we congratulate the citizens that Mr. Gibbs has the good fortune to be his successor. Mr. G. was in early life was elected to the Constitutional Convention over Mr. Samuel Towuseud, but for some reason he joined the Democrats, a few years afterwards, and has continued to be an active member of that par ty. We understand that Mr. Fraim intends to become a resident of our city, and engage ag au agent for the Delaware Lite Insurance Company. make We wish, earnest Whig, and in 1852 We dropped in on Win. M. Kennard, No. 303 4, Market street, Wilmington Del. on Wednesday last, and fonnd him and his corps of active and efficient clerks, ns busy as they could be, and a crowd of customers thronging the store, nard understands the true principle of driving a successful trade. Few men advertise more ex tensively or more successfully. He isn't afraid of using printer's ink, and through the press he keeps a standing invitation to the public to call and examine his goods and learn his prices, and he is most assiduous in his efforts to give satisfaction. No wonder wc always find his store thronged with customers whenever wc enter it. Ken They have a Library and a Lyceum, and pub lic debates, in Smyrna. When shall we have similar institutions here? How pleasant, how profitable, to employ the long winter evenings in these intellectual exercises, where the attrition of mind upon mind polishes like a mirror, and elevates and ennobles all who participate in them. A Lyceum and a Library were two of the objects contemplated and hoped for in the erection ofonr Town Hall. Who will confer a lasting honor upon himself, and a substantial benefit upon this community, by leading the way in founding a valuable Public Library here? It is an object worthy of princely munificence. Tiie Delaware Mutual Life Insurance Compa ny. —While attending the Agricultural Fair, at Westminster, Carroll co. Md. a week or two ago, we were called on by a gentleman who had just effected a policy of insurance for $5,000 in the above Company, and questioned as to its charac ter and reliability. We replied that wc believed it to he good, and instanced the fact that it had ever been prompt and reliable in its dealings with though tution. d the answer w deemed satisfactory, other knowledge of the Insti We learn it is doing a large business in western Maryland. Mr. John W. Jolis, ticket agentatthe Middle town Station, for some years past, voluntarily retires from that position, on Monday next, and resumes his former position with Mr. E. Mr. John Vasey becomes his successor. Jolla has been a very ceptnble officer, both to d in a T. Evans. Mr. faithful, efficient, and ae to the Company and the public. We hone that Mr. Vasey may be able to give equal satisfaction. Failed. —The champion long distance pedes trian, Young Miles, who began his feat of walk ing 105 consecutive hours without sleep, fora purse of $300, on Tuesday lust at 2 o'clock, at Chadwick's Museum, iu West Fourth street, gave out from extreme futiguc and physical exhaus tion, on Saturday evening, at 20* minutes past 8 o'clock, failing to accomplish the task by 2 hours and 40 minutes only.— Del. Gazelle. Rev. James II. Lightbourn. of Dover, lectured to a crowded audience in the M. E. Church, on Tues day night, on Temperanec. The newlv-formed glee club rendered some of their finest temperance songs, and the Band of Hope went through their catechetical exercises. Rev. John Chambers and John B. Gough, are expected here, during the fall. The 15th of October is rather early for ice i this latitude, yet the ponds were frozen the morning of that day, and nearly every day since. Many persons are predicting a cold win ter, but predictions are idle. A cold October is often succeeded by a bland Indian Summer, in November. Nutting. —A party of ladies and gentlemen from this town, drove over to Middle Neck, Cecil county, Md. on Tuesday, in search of Chestnuts. They were quite successful, and many jokes well as nuts were cracked, and one gentleman of the party was near cracking himself by a fall. A wedding last week, and two more this week, one at St. Ann's and one at Forest Church, Mid dletown, have served to break the monotony of life, here, for some days past. Whose turn next? Ah ! we can't answer that question; hut, wc shall sec. Clayton. —John Whortenby, of California, has raised a claim to the town of Clayton, ns the nephew nnd heir of Richard Tibbett. He 1ms engaged the services of Hon. T. F. Bayard and W. G. Whiteley. So says the Clayton Herald. Caleb Smithers, Esq. a prominent citizen of Kent county, died at his residence in Fredrica, on Thursday week, in the 73d year of hi sage. The deceased was widely and favorably known throughout the State. Over 400 baskets of peaches were shipped from Mary doll on Wednesday 13th inst. A large quantity for so late in the season. Deatu of Col. Lemuel Roberts. —On Wednesday the 20tn inst. as Col. Roberts was proceeding home from Crumpton, Queen Anne's county, Md. he was seized with sudden illness, and in attempting to get out of bis carriage, fell to the ground, sustaining some injury, his horse passing on with the carriage. Two friends, recog nizing the horse, went in search of Col. R. arid found him lying in the road oppo site Fondtown school house. He was con veyed to hiB home and expired next day. Col. Roberts bad long been identified with the publio affaire of the county and State, having represented tho county a number of times in tho State Legislature, held the offices of Register of Wills, Lottery Com missioner, and Commissioner of Public Works. He was au urbane and genial gentleman, and hia loss will be deeply felt. ? West Virginia elected a State Legisla ture Thursday. The returns arc very meagre, hut are said to indicate Democrat ic gains. REVOLUTIONARY FRANCE. 1 ' in of " There is a great political excitement throughout a large portion of the Empire of Franoe. The Emperor has lost his prestige. The change which is now mak ing from a system of personal government to one of ministerial responsibility has let loose all the elements of disorder. The manifesto of one hundred and sixteen members of the Corps Legislatif, joined to the result of the elections, forced upon the Government various moasures of reform, which extend the liberty of tho people to tho verge of lioeuse. But the Emperor unwisely refused to convoke the Legisla tive Assembly for the 26th of October, which was the time originally set for the opening of the session. Forty of the new ly elected members, all of tbcm bitter and intensely vindictive ultra radicals, have taken the name of " Irreconcilubles," and have openly declared their intention to overturu the Empire and sot up a Repub lic in its stead. They denounce the or der of the Government delaying the meet ing of the Corps Legislatif until the 29th of November. Utidcr the leadership of M. Raspail, thirteen of them—the remain ing twenty-seven holding aloof—determin ed to assemble on Tuesday last, and de maud the right to organize in Legislative session. If they carried this intention in to effect, it was feared that serious trouble would ensue. All Faris, for several weeks past, has been in a state of agitation. The gravity of the political question was of it self a sufficient cause for anxiety, but this was increased by the strikes for higher wages that have taken place there. Nine thousand clerks have quitted, in Paris alone, their places of employment. The journeymen gilders of that city are also on a strike. Ripts have occurred among the miners at St. Aubin, which were not quelled until the military was called out and sixteen persons killed and twenty wounded. At the Folles Belleville a number of Radicals have been brought in to collision with tile police, and were not dispersed until several were wounded. On this occasion, benches were torn up, and arm chairs smashed turned into weapons and projectiles. Other bodies of working men have been tampered with, and it was feared that the determination of the " Ir reeoncilables" to proceed in a body to the Legislative Chamber, in accordance with the programme of action they had laid down for themselves, would bring matters to a climax. The Government was not idle. It at once, took extraordinary measures to put down by the strong hand a popular upris ing. Large bodies of troops have been concentrated at or near Paris. Marshal Bazaine has been appointed Commander of the Imperial Guard, and rumors were cur rent that if any attempt at revolution was made, orders had been issued to mow down the insurgents with artillery. These vig orous proceedings indicate the extent to which the revolutionary spirit prvails at this time in France, and the determination of the Government to put it down at all hazards. The bold attitude thus assumed has had its effect. There was no distur bance, and, so far as we have yet learned, no seditious cries. All through the day Paris was perfectly tranquil, aud in the evening the Emperor drove through the principal streets in an open carriage to give confidence to the timid by proving to them that ho has confidence in himself. Nevertheless, the eml is not yet. fate, as well as that of his dynasty, de pends on the ultimate result of the conflict still pending between him and tho "Irre concilablcs." They refuse, point blank, to recognize the Empire to which, as bers of the Corps Legislatif , they bliged to swear allegiance; and they bending all their efforts to bring about the overthrow of what they call "Napoleon ism." In this they have the support of the populace of all the large cities through out France. The proscribed of the Coup d } Etat ore working with them. Hugo, Ledru Rollin, implicated long since in the attempt to assassinate the Euip Louis Blanc, Gamier Pages, Jules F« Barbes, Raspail, and a host of other more or less intimately connected with the short-lived Republic of 1848, have entered heartily into the movement to precipitate a revolution. Tho time is not ill-chosen. Never has the Emperor Napoleon been less popular in France than now. Even in the Provinces his former adherents are turn ing against him. He stauds, as it almost isolated in the midst of a Ilis mem are o Victor eror; avro, names were, surging multitude of enemies, whose sole object is to rid themselves alike of him and of the Empire he has attempted to re-establish and consolidate. But whilst these people have combined together to overthrow the existing Government, they entertain dis cordant ideas, and not being able to agree among themselves, havo no better Govern ment to suggest ,.—Baltimore Gazette. Marriage in High Life. —Bishop Simpson's daughter was married in Spring Garden Methodist Church, Philadelphia, on Wednesday. The wedding was a grand affair, and the struggle to get into the church by those who held ticketB and those who had none was quite equal to that which takes place at one of tho theatres of the same city on the occasion of the of a great actor. Mr. and were present. The donations to tho bride were many and costly. The bridegroom's name is Weaver. He and his bride start ed the next day for southern Iraly, where he holds an appointment of Consul. appeurauce Mrs. Grant The steamer Stonewall was burned on the Mississippi river, about forty-five miles above Cairo, 111. early Thursday morning, and of 250 persons on board, only 32 are known to be saved. Tho disaster was caused by a pile of hay catching fire from a candle, by the light of which some deck passengers were playing card*. The ves sel was valued at $45,000, and hud on board 800 tons of freight, including 290 horses and mules. Gov. Bowie has recommended Thursday tho 18th day of November next, as a day of thanksgiving and praise to Almighty God for the bounteous blessings bestowed upon the land during the last year. The day is the same as that designated by the Presdcnt, can so. an on her in two It in is the the be day the of has at an his It a LETTER FROM KENT COUNTY, MD. Correspondence of the Middletown Transcript. 1 ' Sinapis 1 ' — Politics — Managing — Changes propo sed—The Democracy proper idl right — Chester town — Improvements — A'cw Church—School mat ters — The Transcript , tjc. Kent County, Md. Oct. '69. Mr. Editor :—I supposo there must be an end to all good things, and judging from tho absenoe of letters for so loug a time from your spicy correspondent " Si napis," that au end lias come to bis con tributions, and findiug none disposed to keep you posted of the current of affairs in old Kent, I venture to send you this There can be no mistake as to the truth of tho home thrusts made by your former correspondent from this county, ns the squirming and wriggling of certain influ ential parties in and about our county town most amply demonstrated. At pres ent the politieul caldron is seething and bubbling with cxcitincnt of faction The town interest, known familiurly ns the " Court Houso Clique" headed and con trolled, almost altogether by old Whigs, under the guise of conservatives, had, it seems, predetermined to put into the Leg islature and Sheriffalty certain adultera ted democrats in preference to old genuine life lung dednocruts. For once, however, the clique were fairly defeated. Their candidate for the Sheriffalty was badly beaten, aud only one of their conserva tives is nominated for the Legislature. The true democrats of tho county rallied and drove the motley town party to tho wall It is understood that they will submit with what grace they can, and support the ticket nominated, yet it is whispered that in future there are to be no more primary meetings and nomina ting Conventions, but tho field is to be open, and a kind of scrub race instituted, free to all. New light is certainly dawn ing upon the Solous of party. Another great change is talked of iu regard to the distribution of spoils. At present there are five persous, one for each Election Dis trict, appointed by the County Commis sioners to collect the Taxes, which they impose. It is a profitable job, und never goes begging. Long before the time for the appointment to be made, the Commis sioners are besieged, aud entreated, coax ed, cajolod, wheedled and threatened by the candidates, who all have special claims. Tho Commissioners arc mortal men, und must do something to not to satisfy, these clamors. One thing is easy to be done. They oan promise, aud they do. Une has, it is said, prom ised five different men the Collectorsbip of oneDistiict; in another there are about twcuty candidates, all relying upon these promises, and probably paying less atten tion in consequence to their private affairs. To prevent the corruption aud intrigue growing out of this practice it is proposed to memorialize the Legislature to make the Collector or Collectors eligible by the people. I say Collector or Collectors, fin it is not yet definitely settled whether to consolidate all these crumbs into a loaf, or to allow them to remain as they are. One thing is very evident, five partizans can do more than one to promote and se cure party success. Chestertowu is looking up. On the principal thoroughfare, the Broadway of ye ancient burg, new and fresh looking houses are rapidly taking the places of the dingy old rat-harbors of the past; still a few of the latter stand, probably that the past may not be wholly ignored or entire ly forgotten. Tho people are piously in clined, read their Bibles, and remember that "Jeshuruu waxed fat and kicked." It would not do to reach unexampled pros perity at a single bound. Among the improvements that are tobe, a new Methodist Episcopal Church is talk ed of. It will occupy a vacant lot in the rear of the residence of the late lamented Judge Eccleston, and iu front of tho taste ful domicil of the Hon. George Vickers. No more eligible site eould bo selected in the precincts of the town. High, airy and dry, it will be easy of access to the whole population. I learn that an estimable and modest citizen will present the lot, togeth er with a donation in cash of One Thous and Dollars, besides paying a very liberal price fur the uld church, now standing in front of the Voshell House. Surely now the citizens should see to it that the new structure shall be a credit both to the town and the principles of Methodism and Chris tianity. Besides, the completion of this improvement will abate a public uuisnncc by filling up an unsightly chasm on the principal street of the town. At the approaching election a new Board of School Commissioners are to be elected, the first under the new School Law ; the present Board having been appointed by the County Commissioners to serve until a regular election. It is not deemed an of fice of great honor or profit, and is impor tant (iu a party sense) only as it involves the appointment of a Secretary, Treasurer and Examiner, a trinity of official dignity and capacity in oue man. There lies the plum, and several fingers are ready to pick it out. Among the can didates named I hoar of your esteemed co teinporary who presides iu the sanctum of the Chcstertown Transcript. As he is not considered a friend of the C. II. clique be is supposed to have the inside track, present incumbent, who is also I Clerk of the County, surveyor and floricul turist will probably be a competitor. Be ing supposed to be in the clique, and hav ing so many irons in the fire will no doubt militate against his chances, still, as-he will be backed by powerful influences, the Ed itor should look to his priming. 1 no doubt that others will press their for the position. In the mean time the friends of the rivals are secretly mining and countermining. I should like to speak of our Rail Road prospects, but my letter is growiug too long to introduce a subject of such impor tance, and I must reserve it for a future occasion. In the mean time indulge me in a word about your paper, which I often see and rend with pleasure. Can any one fail to read it with satisfaction and profit? It is possibly not faultless, but I am not acquainted with the hebdomadal that equals it in freshness—in the judgment displayed in its selections, in the interest of its correspondence, and tho genial, ohee spirit that pervades it. A long and suc cessful career to it is my hoarty wish. Yours, 5ify. if is The I have claims on on the ry Apis, ITEMS OF NEWS. Tho Treasury Department is just now exercised over the fact that it has received over ninety thousand -dollars' worth of counterfeit bonds. These bonds were stricken off from the plnteB in government possession. How many thousand millions there tnuy be in the hands of the people, bought and paid for as genuine, no one can say. Evidently our Treasury Depart ment has been a managed concern so. The New York World of Saturday gives an accouut of the landing of an expedition on the Cuban coast by the steamer Lillian, her escape from the Spanish guuboats, her capture by an English war vessel and her subsequent release ; also, a report of the capture, by a Spanish war vessel, of tho Lillian's consort, the Tcnzer. A severe snow storm prevailed Tuesday in Canada and Western New York. In some parts of Canada the fall whs nearly two feet deep. For several days past the weather in central Iowa has boeu very cold, with ice thick enough for Bkating. It commenced snowing at Scranton, Pa. Tuesday night. According to reports received at the De partment of Agriculture there has been a falling off of one third of the tobacoo crops in Virginia and Maryland, and of one tenth in the West. The reoent frosts, it is believed, will cause a further decrease in the West. It is announoed that two-thirds of the Presbyteries have ratified the reunion of the Presbyterian churches by the required majority. Thu General Assemblies will meet at Pittsburg on November 10, to count the votes aud announce the result. The proprietor of a cotton factory near .Stockholm, Sweden, has purchased a large tract of laud iu Southeast Missouri, where be intends establishing colonies of his coun trymen and to build factories, Ac. which will give emgloyment to 1,300 families. A severe earthquake was felt throughout New Brunswick aud Nova Beotia, at fif teen miuutcs before six o'clock on Satur day morning. Iu some localities chimneys were thrown down and the walls of houses were cracked. A stage-coach was robbed by highway men near Los Angelos, Cal. on Friday week. A large amount was takeu from the express aud passengers, but the mail, containing suveral hundred thousand dol lars, was untouched. Four counterfeiters, one of them a wo man, were arrested at Osgood, Ind. Tues day, aud taken to Cincinnati. Upwards of eleven thousand dollars in counterfeit National Bank notes was found upon them. Father Hyacinthe, the French monk, is expected to visit Washington during the holidays. Not having returned to his eouveut as ordered by his Superior, lie has been dispossessed of all bis charges. An Omaha despatch contradicts the statement that the Nebraska Legislature ratified the Suffrage Amendment last March, and says au extra session will pro bably be called this winter. According to reports from Indiana, Illi nois and Northern Kentucky, the tobacco which has been housed, and not cured protected by fires, has been greatly dam aged by frost. The Georgia Commissioner for Foreign Immigratiou has established headquarters at Bremen, and complains that he finds a prejudice prevailing against the country and people of the South. W. B. Hayward, lately oonnected with an insurance company iu Jersey City, lias disappeared with $30,000 belonging other people. A widow loses $10,000 by his disappearance. There was a "thick snow storm" at Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard, Massachu setts, Wednesday morning. A heavy snow storm prevailed at Buffalo, Wednes day night. Tho President positively opposes the election of Judge Dent, in Mississippi, ac cording to Senator Thayer, tho reported statement of Judge Deut to the contrary notwithstanding. Suit has been brought at New Orleans against Wm. M. Small, late Postmaster of that city, for alleged embezzlement of $19,000 in selling revenue stamps. General Butterfield's regisnation as As sistant Treasurer at New York ceived by Secretary Boutwell on Tuesday. It will not be accepted, it is said. John L. Maguire, a carpenter, bought a ticket in tho Boston Coliseum lottery and drew the Coliseum itself. He has now got to move it somewhere.' There was a severe snow storm at St. Louis on Friday night, and on Saturday morning the ground was covered with two inches of snow and ice. It will require 75,000,000 more bushels of wheat thau England has raised this year, to supply the demand for homo con sumption. The President has appointed Samuel R. Barlow, United States Marshal for East ern New York, to sueoeed General Bar low, resigned. The election of J. B. Crockett and Wil liam I. Wallace, the Democratic candidates for the Supreme Beuch of California, is conceded. A fire at Mantono, III. destroyed the freight depot of tho Illinois Central Rail road, with a block of business houses. Loss $« 0 , 000 . The Voz de Cuba is pleased and the Prensa, of Havana, is dissatisfied with the decree establishing religious froedom. A telegram from London announces that George Peabody is seriously ill, and that his recovery is considered doubtful. Commodore Worden, of Monitor fame, has been appointed Superintendent of the Naval Academy at Annapolis. It is estimated that this year's cranberry crop, in Ocean county, New Jersey, will be worth $2,500,000. It is estimated that the publie debt statement for Ootober will show a reduc tion of $8,000,000. Admiral Farragut has so far recovered from his illness as to be able to sit up. He hopes to go out in a few days. A prairie fire, near Fort Rice, is repor ted to have surprised and burned up a hun dred Indians recently. All parties having agreed to postpone their differences, the ministerial crisis in Spain is over. The Dorchester and Delawaro Railroad is now completed to Cambridge. a of pretty costly and loosoly , and is likely to remain over was rc A Goon Law. —The West Chester Jef fersonian says :—-At the last session of the Legislature a law was passed to protect partridges in Chester county, making it unlawful to shoot this bird for a peri od of five years, under a penalty of $25 fine each offence. Sportsmen should make a note of this, and our farmers should rigid ly enforce the law against any one violat ing it. This fine bird is beooming very scarce, and the provision of the Legisla ture to protect them is a wise one. for Tribute of Respect. Fslton Lodob, No. 22, A. F. A. M. & } Oct. 27th, A. L. 5869. Wiierkas, Wo have been called to mourn the loss of onr late brother, P. J. BATH, called off on the 25th instant, therefore be it Resolved, That it is with the deepest regre part with one so universally esteemed for many good qualities—whose memory we revere, and in whom Masonry found a warm and devo ted advocate. Resolved, That we do sincerely sympathise with the sorrow-stricken family in their sad be reavement, and that as a token of respect we wear the usual badge of mourning and attend the funcrul in a body. Resolved , That a copy of the foregoing be sent to the family of the deceased and to the press for publication. t we WILBUR H. BURNITE, PETER 8. COOl* ER, JAMES H. EVANS, 1 Committee. Oct. 30—It De Soto, when he visited the shores of Ameri ca, sought long and arduously for the "Spring of perpetual youth," that those who bathed therein might never grow old in appearance. People of our day have in part discovered a sul stitute for this unfound spring in Ring's Vegeta ble Ambrosia, a few applications of which givee ' bite or gray hair that dark, strong and glos sy appearance peculiar to youthful beauty. If any of our readers doubt this, let them try a bot tle, and be convinced of the truth of our as sertion. MARRIED. On the 7th inst. i Church, St. Ann's Episcopal Middletown, by Rev. Thomas F Billopp, of St. Stephen's Parish, Cecil county, Md. Mr. Samuel Fenimore, of New Castle Co. Delaware, and Mrs. Mary F. Fell, of San Fran cisco, California. On Thursday afternoon, the 28th inst, in For est Presbyterian Church, Middletown, by Rev, Dr. Patton, Mr. Thomas II, Rothwcll and Misa Irene, daughter of Mrs. Wilhelmina Beaston, both of Middletown. On the 23d inst. at the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. 1). F. Ewell, Mr. S. O. L. Clift, to Miss Elizabeth W. eldest daughter of R. S, Griffith, Esq. all of Kent county, Md. Elk ton papers please copy. On the 26th inst. at the residence of Mr. Wm, Budd, by the Rev. I). F. Ewell, Mr. James Budd, Sr. to Migs Fannie A. Tush, both of New Castle county, Del. Smyrna Times and Clayton Herald please cop v . October 2Qtb, i860, at the residence of the bride's mother, Milford, Del. by Rev. E. Stubbs. Mr. Eldridgc T. Vardley, of New York, to Miss Clara W. Hall, of Milford. THIS MARKETS, MIDDLETOWN MARKET. CORRECTED WEEKLY PY A. T. BRADLEY. Wheat, prime. t.'orn, y allow, obi, $1 30 80 vhite old, .90 Oats, Timothy Seed Clover Seed.. 5 50 .10 00 .30 cts tfei do* 45 (a, 50 cts. $ lb 24 («,25 " " 25027 " " 25020 " " 023 " " Kg Butter. Lard . Hams.. Sides. Shoulders. Potatoes. Potatoes, New 21 450 501$ bushel, .50060 1$ " PHILADELPHIA. Prime new red wheat .$1 3701 40 .$1 00 .57 $7 00 .$3 37 Corn, new yellow... Oats (Pennsylv ia) Cloversecd Timothy... WILMINGTON. Wheat, prime. Corn, New,.... Oats. Flour...,,,,,,.., .1 30 1 05 $6 250,9 75 SPECIAL NOTICES. INGRAM & GIBSON'S PRICE CURRENT. 20cts.:Lard 40. jllogs Chickens, dressed 17. |Hogs, alive Ducks " 19 . (Potatoes, round 45. Turkics M 20. i Feathers G«?se " 15. I Honey Kggs Hutter 20cts, 65. 20 . Beans $ 2 . 00 . The above prices will he paid in cash for pro. duce delivered in good order ; and we wish to say that we keep constantly on hand a good as. sortment of Groceries and Provisions which we will sell reasonably for cash, at the Corner of Broad and Anderson Streets, .Middletown, Pel. Sdl" fresh Meat every day, March 20—tf INGRAM & GIBSON. FINE READY MAD E CLOTHING, 228 MARKET STREET, 2nd Door below THIRD WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. fJWE LARGEST ASSORTMENT OF Beady Made Clothing in Delaware, Our Own Make, now on hand, and will be sold at less than Philadelphia Prices. All our Clothing is made in Superior manner by PRACTICAL TAILORS. The Proprietor buying an experUt|ic« »f over thirty years it, this Business, will guarantee satis* faction to aqy purchaser. A Rill line pf OASSIMKRES, and FINE CLOTHS, VESTINGS. Constantly on hand for ORDER WORK, which will be made in the par- latest STYLE AND BEST MANNER, At No. 228 Market Street, ^•"The Oldest Established Clothing Emporium in Delaware, ' March 16—y EdvyarD lffpere Ten Dollars Reward. S TRAYED from tho smhscrlber, on the 22d in stunt, u DARK REU COW, with Urge whit* Spots pr one pr both flanks, aud smaller one* on mi- body ; a scar pu the right flank, nearly heal cd; 18 of good size ; horns not large und inclined inwards. Tho abore reward will be given to any one delivering the said cow to me at Odessa Del Oct. 30r-.tr t. tv. Robe,