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this tion If are or of MIDDLETOWN, DEL. SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY If, 1870. Delaware. compllihed. The Washington correspondent of the Baltimore Gazette, under d,ato of Monday last, «ays : M The condition of the States of Mary land and Delaware ia now under deep consideration by the Radical magnates. A plan has been concocted to form . »jäjdjc of the fragments of Maryland and Virginia on the ctjstern side of the bay, and of the State of Delaware bodily. Du ring the process which is to be conducted under the provisions of a simple act of Congress, or, perhaps, a military order, these States are to be declared in a "ter ritorial condition," and liable to recon struction. Every one knows what this means. This schonte has so far "pro gressed" that the new State lias been al ready christened. It is to be called the State of Chesapeake. Delaware is to be stricken from the constellation of States of the Union. " If the peninsula (says the organ of Congress) is ever to be con stituted as a single State, the present time is more appropriate for the purpose than any future time can be. IVc are now in an era of reconstruction. New States are being yearly added in the west ; new pro vinces upon our borders are knocking for admission into the Union. Above all, the Southern States are just now having their restions to the Union definitely settled." It is just possible that the above extract may partake slightly of the sensational, but it is more than likely that it is mainly true. Congress appears to stop at noth iug, and this may be one more step in its revolutionary career. Since the arbitrary division of Virginia, wo have ceased to wonder at any stretch of its power. Time was when the State Legislatures deter mined such matters, but those days are past. We don't know that we have any objection to the. geographical boundaries of the proposed State, but we protest against the power of Congress to divide at its pleasure the territory of any State— against the above mentioned manner of doing it, and iu particular against blotting out the name of one of the honored Old Thirteen. The Baltimore Sun of yesterday says : As it is generally supposed that the rela tions of Maryland and Delaware to the Union are quite us definitely settled as any others of the whole number of States, and have been from the time there were any States in existence, we hardly think this little job of reconstructing them will be undertaken just yet. We have no doubt that our fellow-citizens of the Eastern Shore counties are quite couteut to remain as they are, and as they have not rebelled, but are truly loyal, Congress will be equal ly content to let them alone. a new SnAWDKURY Culture. —A very inter esting essay on this branch of horticul ture is published on the first page of this issue, for which we are indebted to Henry Clayton, Esq. The writer prefers the Spring for planting, and gives his reasons for his preference. He prefers the Lady Finger variety, to all others, and we con cur with him. IVheu this berry is grown to perfection, as to size, color, flavor, and general appearance, wc think it has no rival. Mr. Henry 11. Walker, of Cecil county, Md. grows this variety to perfec tion. Wc have never seen such straw berries, anywhere, as tho Lady Fingers which he brought to this market last sea son. Large, long, bright scarlet color, and very perfectly developed. Such ber ries, we are sure, would bring half a dol lar per quart in the New York market. We have no doubt that Mr. Walker can furnish plants, next Spring, ns well as give information as to his mode of culture, the manure j used, and the character of the soil on which this paragon fruit was grown. Small Fruit Recorder. —The January Number of this most valuable Monthly 1'iiper, is upon our table. It is brimfull of jiTucticed instruction on growing fruit jutd the beautifying of the home. It should be taken by every person who has any taste or love for fruit and flowers. Price only 50 cents per year. The January uuipber, (which alone has that worth of instruction,) will be forwarded to all ap plicants free, although a stamp would not be refused to pay return postage. Address, A. M. Purdy, Palmyra, New York. Post Masters will find this a good paper to obtain subscribers for, while the premiums offered are very liberal. Th« Indtana Democratic State Convcn tion which met at Indianapolis, on the 8th inst. denounced tbs Congressional recon struction measures and iu attempted in terference with tho Supreme Court ; favors »repeal af the preseut tariff ; declares that Awe-twenty bonds arc payable in grecn ttteks, g<ra in for the abolition of national b««ka;lsid»>wn upon the Fifteenth Amend ment, Mid oppose« any change in the laws concerning naturalization. Mr. A. JtnCoBMighy, husband of the Ute edit rose, eontinues the publication of t!«p Çleyton Herald. If not sold by the fitpt of March, it will be disroptipqetj »ftp tltot d»b' Advertise yoor Salks. —Send in your orders for Public Sale Handbills to the Transcript Office, where they will be printed neatly, cheaply and expeditiously, illustrated with cuts of Farming Imple ments, &c. Advertise your Publio Sales, also, in the Transcript, which has now over three thousand readers, and which goes into almost every family throughout this region, and has an extensive circula tion also in Kent and Cecil, in Maryland, Our terms of advertising have been reduced, and if handbills will pay you well, advertising will. pay you better. If only, one extra bidder is iuduced to attend your sale by an advertisement, it will more than pay the extra cost of ad vertising. Besides, when your handbills are put up they are frequently torn down or blown down, but when your sale is published in a newspaper, it is kept be fore the public eye until the day of sale. Try it. A man on Bohemia Manor, who was doubtful about advertising in the pa per a large sale of stock and farming untensils, consented to do so at our sug gestion, and subsequently told us that his property brought $1000 beyond his ex pectations. Try it. We have received from the Public Led ger, Philadelphia, a copy of the Ledger Almanac, for 1870, gotten up in elegant style, as a New Year's Gift for the patrons of that popular journal. Mr. Childs ex pended $5000 upon this little annual, another evidence of his enterprise and great liberality, We have also received a copy of Land reth's Rural Register and Almanac for 1870, from Landreth's Agricultural Ware house, 21 and 23, South Sixth St. Phila delphia, a very neat and useful annual. thrown morning, tional ual oqufl & Co. James Post at the here Kenton, town, Early carriage a writ Kenton him Tatman, Dr. morning that that at ling know which ject change in Jump, Smyrna quire in latter session, the ed such and in nnj the need nesday time lic James Esq. take of a on An interesting article on Railroad mat ters in Delaware, front a prominent citizen, appears in another column. It would be well for those exercising a controlling in fluence io our Railroad lines to ponder the subjects treated of by this writer, and profit by the hints which he gives. The tide of popular discontent is rising, aud rival means of transportation arc daily discussed among our citizens. They will come. near since. named his lilling bird, rested nies of prove To the Press. -All weekly paper?, published in the following States, are re quested to insert the advertisement in ail the was week. ted ted, cure other column, headed " Homestead and Pre-emption," one year. Collections made quarterly ; and print this notice one time under editorial head, and send marked copy: New York, Pennsylvania, Dela ware, Maryland and Virginia. been "We publish, to-day, the prospectuses of tho Boston Post, the New York World, and the Philadelphia Age, which journals, together with the Baltimore Gazette, con stitute the leading Democratic papers in the country. Our subscribers, who want a good Democratic Daily, cannot go amiss in Ordering cither of the above named sheets. less ital held ue of General Grant sent in his first veto mes sage on Tuesday. Some one wanted, and was granted by Congress, an extension of a patent right, and Grant vetoed it. Mr. to ter is the of we Mrs. Stowe's new book iu " vindica tion of Lady Byron," is out. ' It is a " vindication" rather, or an attempt at it, of Harriett Beecher Stowe. Both Houses of the Maryland Legisla ture have agreed to go into the election of a State Treasurer on Tuesday next. The Newspapers, for the fortieth time, affirm that the Cuban rebellion is about to be squelched. Our small-note currency is now desig nated as " pictures," or " portraits," in stead of " stamps." of to An interesting letter from our corres pondent *• Apis," will be found on the first page. the Airains in Fkanck. —The impetuous young Brincc Napoleon, who murdered the editor Noir, in Paris; is a son of Lu cien Bonaparte, and was born in 1815, and'is, therefore, more than fifiy-fouryears of age. Tho affair still creates great ex citement in Paris. Several, slight distur bances occurcd on Wednesday night, but no serious conflicts. One hundred thous and soldiers are in the city, and extensive preprations have been made to repress any attempts at disorder. The Marseillaise lias been released, and yesterday's issue contains a leading article by Rochefort, who declares that the demonstration of Wednesday was a cry for justice, but the cry for vengeance will Letters from Paris represent that the sympathy of the masses for Victor Noir is profound and wido-spread. The Gov T. of 8th in that ornmeut is taking every precaution to pre vent an out break The Emperor Napo leon visited, on Thursday, the barracks and military schools. Ilochefort was pres ent at the sitting of tho Corps Legislatif Thursday. Tho discussion on his arraign ment is set for Monday next ; hut it is thought that the Government will withdraw its demand, and propose a law providing for the trial, by jury, of all political crimes and offenses. the of the The Hartford clergymen announce their disapproval of the Sunday* evening sacred concerts held there. Jones dence, way ing where gate, arm also LOCAL AFFAIRS. Parking Counterfeit Money. —Our town was thrown into a state of excitement on Thursday morning, by the discovery that counterfeit twenty dollar notes < no less than six wenty dollar notes on the Market Na tional Bank of New York, had been passed on an ual number of our merchants and husin :—Charles Tatman, Jr. Samuel R. Stephens oqufl vie:—-uimries Tatman, Jr. samuci it. atennens Co. merchants, Dr. George G. Chnniberlaiue, James N. Wine, tobacconist, D. L. Dunning, Post Master, and R. E. Smith, of tho restaurant the railroad depot. These notes were passed here on Tuesday afternoon last, by two men IV Kenton, Dél. viz :—Wm. Jump, merchant of that town, und Patrick Mellon, keeper of a restaurant. Early on Thursday morning Mr. Wine took a carriage and drove to Smyrna, where he caused writ to l>c issued for Mellon, and proceeding Kenton with an officer, arrested Mellon and took him before Justice Mariner, in Smyrna. Messrs. Tatman, Smith, and Harry Charaberlainc, son of Dr. Chambcrlaine, started for Kenton in the morning train, but learning from a phsseWgcr that Mr. Jump was in Smyrna, they stopped at that place, and had an interview with lmu. He once redeemed the notes and paid the travel died on of useful for to L. A ber, signs —the and occult And very in Isiah, upon the day good thus his lute and the land for ling exncnses of the party, saying that he did not know the notes were counterfeit, that he got a hundred dollar note changed in Philadelphia, for which he received live twenties, and that his ob ject in passing them in Middletown wap to get change for convenience in his mercantile business Kenton. Shortly after this interview with Mr. Jump, Mr. Wi Smyrna with Mellon, whom they took before Es quire Mariner. Mr. Wine's note was redeemed like inannar, by Jump and Mellon jointly, the latter not having quite funds enough in his pos session, paying Mr. Wine seven dollars besides, the amount of his expenses. Mr. Jump express ed great regret, aud said he would not have had such u thing to happen for any amount. It was understood that he had raised Mellon from a boy, and started him in business. When Mellon was questioned by the Justice as to where he got his counterfeit note, he said he got it at a faro bank in Philadelphia. Mr. Jump is a member of the Legislature, and has always sustained a fair rep utation. Mellon was discharged by the Justice, nnj the gentlemen from Middletown returned iu the afternoon train, but the affair has been duly reported toU. S. Marshal. Public Library and Lyceum. —The citizens of Middletown and vicinity, having long felt the need of a public Library, assembled in the lec ture-room of the Presbyterian Church, on Wed nesday evening last, and adopted preliminary measures to found a Library, and nt the same time organized a Lyceum, which will hold pub lic meetings weekly, for lectures, recitations and debate. Wm. Green, Esq. was chosen President; James M Cox, Esq. Vice President; Merritt N. Willitts, Esq. Treasurer, and Wm. N. Wilson, Esq. Secretary. A committee was appointed to take into consideration and provide for a course of lectures in aid of the Library, and another committee was appointed to confer together and recommend a plan for the proper organization of a Library ; both committees to report at an ad journed meeting to be held at the same place, on Wednesday evening, the 20th inst. at 8 o'clock. and the constable arrived in on 23}, to an A of by Horses Rf.coverkd. —Mr. Joseph II. Hossengcr recovered on Thursday, the 6th inst. in Phila delphia, a pair of mares stolen from his stable near Urieville, Kent county, Md. some time since. It is alleged they were stolen by named John G. Schaick, and another man i his employ. Schaick has been engaged i lilling at a place called Pine bird, in Appoquinimink Hundred. He w rested and lodged in Chestertown juil. He de nies that he stole the horses, but says he pur chased them and paid the money i of a man named John Thompson, w prove the fact. His accomplice has not been arrested. dis Tree, near Blaek rcsence o will Railroad Meeting. —An adjourned meeting of the friends of the Elkton and Massey's Railroad, was quite largely attended on Tuesday of last week. Jacob Tome President of the temporary Board of Dire^jors, occupied the chair. Mr. Gioome, chairman of committee appointed to procure a charter for the proposed road, submit ted a draft, which was read by section and adop ted, and instructions given to endeav cure its passage by the Legislature. to se As nothing further can be done until the charter shall have been granted, the meeting then adjourned, to reassemble at the call of the president. Smyrna Library. —The annual report of the President, J. C. Stockly, Esq. is publishod in the Times. Their catalogue of books comprises 1,800. The present value of these books is not less than $2000 ; the other property held, cost much more than $100 ; the cash and available accounts exceed the indebtedness of the Asso ciation $41.55—so that the actual resources of thoxorporation amount to $2.141.55. The cap ital stock, divided into 233 shares of $5 each, held by 108 stockholders,, represents a ue of but $1,165—a little more than half the value of the property owned by the Association. a to val Fire. —On Thursday night Ctli inst. the cow sheds and a portion of the fodder on the farm of Mr. \Ym. Potter, in Sassafras Neck, were de stroyed by (ire. The burning sheds and fodder made a great light which attracted the neighbors, who arrived in time to prevent the fire spreading to the barn, or doing further damage. Mr. Pot ter was from home, and the night was rainy, it is therefore supposed to be the work of an in cendiary, as it is not likely that the fodder could have been set on fire of a rainy night l»y a stray spark from the chimney of the* dwelling. At the annual election following gentleuie the Citizens National Bunk, of Middletown :— George Derrickson, Thomas Murphey, Benjamin Gibbs, Dr. J. V. Crawford, Curtis* B. Ellison, James M. Cox, James Carman, Wm. ureen, Henry Clayton, in the place of Wm. B. Thomas, of Philadelphia. A spirited contest will take place, next Tuesday, for the Presidency. Messrs. Derrickson, Murphey, Crawford and Ellison, we understand, are all spoken of. At the late Annual Election for Directors of New Castle County National Bank of Odessa, th« following gentlemen were elected, Charles Tat man, Charles Beasten, William Polk, John Ap pleton, David J. Cummins, Horatio N, Willçts, Samuel Pennington, Henry Davis, Screck F. Sliallcross, and at a subsequent meeting of the Directors, Charles Tatman was re-elected P ident. Tuesday last, the ere chosen Directors of Jack Pennington, the negro who jumped from' the cars aud escaped, when being conveyed to New Castle jail for bis assault made his way to AVilmington nabbed, and i Mrs. Davis, dtere ho was held in the oity*prisoq. Mr, Davis it is said, will appear against him, and have him duly committed. At the annual meeting of the Sabbath »School teachers of the Presbyterian Church, held on Wednesday evening last, I). L. Dunning was eleeted Superintendent; Vice, H. D. Howell; T. II. Roth well, Secretary; J. R. Hall, Treas urer; Librarians, W. R. Roth well, C. E. Nau dain. By Invitation of the committee of arrange ments, a social reunion will take plucc this even ing, at the hall of Union Lodge, A. F. A. M. of the ineml>ers and their families, together with the ladies who rendered such efficient aid during the late fuir. OMISSION.—We beg pardon of our friend Mr. A. G. Cox, who was the lucky drawer of two fine prizes,—a Singer Sewing Machine, valued at $65, and a vapor Stove, valued at $30, for the omission of his numc from the list of fortuuutcs at the late Fair. A rabid dog made his appearance on the farm of Mr. Richard P.« Hanson, in Appoquinimink Hundred, on 'Saturday last. Mr. Hanson shot the mad dog, and then poisoned his own dogs, which had been bitten by the rabid animal. Mr. Enoch Croucli is transferred from the rail road line between Baltimore and Philadelphia to that between Philadelphia and Crisfield. An drew Stafford is now transferred to tho Baltimore and Philadelphia route, vice Crouch. A colored day school, taught by Annie Hnghes, colored, of Port Penn Neck, has been organized in the colored people's Church, near this town. Twenty nine pupils are in utlendi The Anniveraary exercises of the M. E. B«b bath School, at the Town Hall, on Tuesday ûven ing next, promise to afford agreeable entertainment. • <4tir.ens a very Kuna wav.— Two little daughters of Mr. Henry Jones and Mr. William Simkins, drove to towu together on Sunday last from Mr. Jones' resi dence, to attend the Methodist Church. On their way homo the horse ran away with them, start ing in towu, and running to Mr. Jones' gate, where tho carriage came in contact with the gate, throwing the girls out, and breaking one arm of Mr. Simkins' daughter above the elbow, also the carriage. Dr. Chamberlain« reudered surgical relief to the suffering child. it day in to be of of in is Death of Dr. Sharp. —Dr. Solomon Sharp, the U. S. Nay, died at his residence in Wilmington, at 3 o'clock on Friday the 7th inst. Dr. Sharp was U» of Rev. Solomon Sharp, for a number ofy useful and esteemed minister of the Methodist this peninsula for many years a Surge Episcopal Church, on contemporary with such co-laborcrs Rev. L. McCombs, Wui. Bishop, Lot Warfield and others. A Man Winter.— 'The cold simp in Novem ber, set all the chimney-corner philosophers and diviners to predicting a severe winter. All the signs concurred in indicating a rigorous season —the muskrats built their houses high, the geese and turkey bones, and the hog's livers, all fore tokened, we were told, by those skilled in such occult lore, a low and nipping temperature. And yet, here is mid-winter, and we have had very little cold weather, thus far. Divine Service (D V,) on to-inorrow, (the second Sunday after the Epiphany,) in Saint Ann's Church in the morning, and in the Chapel in the evening at the usual hours—10$ and 7 o'clock. Sermon in the morning from the 51st chapter of Isiah, 11 th verse— subject, "The re deemed of the Lord returning to Mount Zion." Sermon in the evening, from the 52nd chapter of Isiah, 7th verse— suJjcct, " The beautiful l'ect upon the mountains." A pleasant party—a complete surprise party assembled at the house of the worthy pastor of the Presbyterian Church, of this town, on Thurs day evening last, bearing with them many of the good things of this life, not the least among which was the hearty good will and affection thus manifested towards him by the members of his congregation, who enjoyed together, until a lute hour, one of the most agreeable reunions. The Kent Railroad has extended about a mile and a quarter below Kennedy ville, and they arc pushing it on towards Chestertown. It is said the committee of the Baltimore City Council will report unanimously in favor of aiding the road. Three handsomely ornamented cakes were pur chased by subscription at the late fair, and pre sented to the three ministers of this town. J. W. Spruance, of Smyrna, has devised a land lottery scheme to enable him to get $40,000 for his farm near that town. of to of 8 citizens were filling tliicr ice-houses on Tuesday, but the ice was not over two inches thick. Building Loan funds sold at a premium of 23}, at the last monthly meeting. Some of A New Railroad from Philadelphia to New York. — For several months past negotiations have been in progress between several small railway companies, whose charters have been obtained, but whose tracks have not been laid, fora consolida tion and for extension to New York. On Wednesday afternoon a meeting of capita lists was held in Philadelphia, when steps were taken for the building of the road at an early day. The.Leislature of Pennsylvania incorpo rated, several years ago, the Philadelphia and Attleborough Railroad Company, with authority to construct a railroad from Phil adelphia, through Attleborough, in Bucks county, Penn., to the Delaware river. A survey of this country has recently been made, and it has been ascertained that a line can be constructed from the terminus of this route over routes already chartered by the Legislature of New Jersey to New York, making a line much shorter than that of the " Uuitcd Companies of New Jersey;" At the Philadelphia meeting subscriptions for five thousand shares were made after the conclusion of the speeches, and the directors of the Attleborough Com pany were authorized to commence opera tions immediately. The board of officers and directors under whose direction the scheme is proposed to be carried out, is composed of the following gentlemen : President, Mr. Henry Lewis, of Philadel phia : vice-president, Mr. Henry Hamil ton, of Camden: treasurer, Edward C. Knight, of Philadelphia; directors, Matth ew Baird, Jacob lleigel, Charles Gibson, Charles M. Dupuy, of Philadelphia, S. K. Wilsou and A* S. Livingstone, of Tren ton, A. B. Clark, of Oneida, New York. The amount of capital of the projected company has not been named. of to se to the the not of the a Young America, led by that frisky stat esman cx-Scerctary Seward, is clamorous for territorial absorption during the pro sent year. Cuba is to be gobbled up by a single effort, St. Domingo, beslimed pro paratory to deglutition, Canada absorbed, Kupcrt's Uaud tucked under the wing* of the American eagle, liritish Columbia an uexed, a slice of Mexico joined to the Union, and a few of the Central American States, taken like oysters on the half shell, to get up au appetite for a natioual banquet, This is an inviting feast. Dut will it not be costly V A fig for the cost, exclaims Young Aniorica. Let posterity take care of the cost, greenbacks are plenty now, and therefore let us extend the area of freedom from 11 Indus to the pole." val of de Pot it in :— of th« Tat Ap F. the the of from' to Laxp and Sea. —The unusually mild weather of the last few weeks has only prevailed on laud, while at sea boisterous storms have prolonged fop two or three days the voyages of the Atlantic steamers on the western passages. The connection' of a mild atmosphere on the western shores of the Atlantic with rough weather on the ocean has boen observed so ofteu that it is considered an established fact. It may bo noticed that the wither has been un usually severe in the midland counties of England, where snow storms, commencing on Christmas Eve, have lustod several days, aud have blocked up the roads. An electrical child, aged ten months, is repotted by tho French journals to have died recently near Lyons. This infant, it is stated, was so charged with electricity that every person who approached it re ceivcd a sharp shock. The child passed away quietly and painlessly, hut at the in stant of death a luminous ofHuvium eminat ed from the body and continued for seve ral minutes. Tho foreign medical jour nals say that this case is unprecedented in tho history of science. was Mr, and on was Treas Nau even M. with during Mr. two at the farm shot dogs, rail to An town. The young Lady at Fort Edward, New York, whose English lover recently died and left her $17,000,000, has been infor med that the first instalment of ft5,000, 000 is on its way to her. The English man's relatives attempted to contest the will hut failed. B«b ûven very the ton ish of old her ken its to of ed on THE WORK OF CONGRESS. Congress reassembled on Monday, it were the intention to consider every bill that bas been introduced thus far, the ses sion would probably last a year from Mon day ; but, as it is, enough of national in terest has been brought into preliminary shape to prolong the meeting far into the mid-summer months. In the House there have been already introduced over six hundred bills. This is without precedent in the busy days of the war. Of this num ber over twenty-four nre for railroad schemes, land grants for the same, etc ; twenty are for apropriations ; thirty relate to financial matters ; six propose to change our naturalization system ; two are inten ded to change the apportionment of Rep resentatives among the people; five pur pose to reconstruct the State of Virginia, and three are intended to abolish the frank ing privilege. These are but specimens of contemplated legislation on the part of the House. In the Senate, nearly four hun dred bills are pending in that body and before its committees ; but it should not be forgotten that two-thirds of these mea sures are inherited from the brief session of last April, and that they in turn were pending in the Fortieth Congress, and were re-introduced as the legitimate result of their failure to squeeze irtto enactments in that Congress : and, in fact in each House, bills of the same general character, and even of the same text, have boen in troduced. Of course, notion on one will offset action on the other. Outside of legislation on the financial question, reconstruction seems to stand pre-eminent. Virginia comes first on the list, and it is not easy to predict what will be the result of the various measures relating to this State, now in embryo, before the Reconstruction Cmmittee. It is believed, however, that while further exactions will be made, tho State will fi nally be restored to the Union without the leinodeling of the Legislature. Missis sippi thus far stands without objection! Military rulo there has done its work, and the result is so overwhelmingly on the Radical side that the State will probably slip into representation in Congress with out further hindrance ; but as to Texas— which State is to close up the great Radical programme of Radical reconstruction— the result cannot so well be anticipated. General Reynolds writes that she is ad ministration all through, including Gov ernor aud Legislature. If this be confir med, the minority in Congress will be over-trodden us in tho Georgia hill, and all opportunity to expose the frauds of the llaidcals in Texas—which seem to bo ns shameless as they are extensive—will be denied by the majority, Following this question, comes that of finance. The Senate committee will soon be incubating on Secretary Boutwell's four and a half per cent, funding hill, as well as the measure to redeem thirty-five millions of three per cent, certificates mid National Bank notes in lieu of them. If the and the 50 ity or the of L r issue The House Baukiug Committee will will also be obliged to decide between inflation or contraction, whether it will favor the issue of forty four millions more legal ten ders, as provided in Mr. IngcrsolTs bill, or let the volume of currency remain where it is. Besides this committee has four bills before it providing for free banking. Then there is Lynche' 8 bill to provide for specie payments, and, in the Senate committee Sherman's bill to pro vide for a redistribution of the national bank currency, which corresponds with Coburn's bill before the House inittcc for the same CO 111 The purpose. daily llulletins of the Ways and Means Committee—uut inappropriately styled sometimes, " tho Cpmuiittce of Mean Ways"—show that they are about to finish a new tariff bill, and to follow it with a new tax bill. (doing back to the Senate we find a tnotig its important measures Senator Fer ry's universal amnesty bill ; Schurz's civil service measure ; Mr. Williams's hill to regulate Chinese immigration; the eight hour question, so earnestly opposed by the Vermont Morrill ; the several bills to give new steamship lines the occau postuge ; the bills from the House to take tho uintli census, to incorporate the Washington in ternatioual exhibition scheine, to admit Colorado as a State, and to hit polygamy a blow in Utah. Muoh of the time of the House will bo taken up with tho twenty of contested cleotion cases; and, singular to say, the first one to be called up is to give the seat to a Democratic claimant from Soutli Carolina. Although lie comes with four thousand majority at his back, his f: to is by no means likely to be a favorable one. Incidental to the tax bill will be amend ments to abolish the income tax, to reduce the rate, &c. ; to make the internal revenue bureau an independent department, with of its head in the Cabinet ; on tho Indian quoatiou hills, to prohibit further treaties, aud to make the bureau independent of the Interior Department, are pending iu the House. There are half a dozen constitu tional amendments, one of which proposes female suffrage, and none of which are likely to pass. So it will he seen that thero is enough for Congross to do, if it keeps within moderate channels. If it enters upon tho wide range of railroad, telegraph, canal, and lund grant jobs, none can say what the result will be in tho dis position of the publio plunder.— N. T. World. the is may un of is have it re in seve jour in The Baltimore City Council. —On Tuesday, December 28tli, a com mittco from tho Baltimore City Council, accompanied by Mayor Banks, arrived in our county, for the purpose of examining the Kent Co. Railroad. They had a lengthy and satis factory interview with Mr. Wingate, the engineer of the road, who/ully explained thé route'of the Keut road, and also the proposed road from Salisbury. The fol lowing day, accompanied by a number of the#)irectors, they went to Kennedy ville,' the present terminus of the Kent road, and there took the Kent road to Townsend, and via Wilmington to Baltimore. From all we can learn the Councilincn and Mayor were favorably impressed with the import ance to Baltimore of the completion of this road.-— Chestertown Transcript. New died infor the The United States steamer Susquehanna has been wrecked on the Goodwin Sands, and will prove a total loss. land, he net knot the the duce the ITEMS OF NEWS. The number of failures in the United States during the past year, according to the anual circular of the mcrchantilo a gency was 2,791), with liabilities amoun ting to $75,054,000 ; while in 1868, there wero 2,608, with liabilities amounting to $63,774,000. The figures presented, show that in neither number or amount have the failures been excessive, when the dullness of trade and tho large deprecia tion in values are taken into consideration. The results of the year's trade have been satisfactory, and very few merchants have increased their available capital. Prince Arthur is expected in Washing ton during tho current month. The Brit ish Minister has already provided exten sive quarters for him on I street. The Prince is the third eon and seventh child of Queen Victoria, and was nineteen years old ou the 1st of May, 1869. Ilis full name in the British Imperial calender is Prince Arthur William Patrick Albert. Rev. Horace Cook, of New York, the Methodist clergyman who eloped with a young school girl, some days ago, returned her to her parents, on the 13th iust. and threatened to shoot the reporter of the New York World, who exposed his con duct. The Reverend gentleman was ta ken into oustody, but was subsequently discharged. The Georgia Senate transacted no busi ness on Thursday. The IIouso completed its roll of members, when Gov. Bullock ordered it to tako a recess until Monday, to give time for inquiry into tho eligibility of the members. Gen. Terry has appoint ed a military board to inquire into their eligibility. A Miss Botham, in Wheeling, West Virginia, shot and killed J. W. McNash, on the 2d inst. McNash seduced her un der a promise of marriage, and upon re fusing to fulfil his promise, she shot him. The lady gave herself up, and is now in the Wheeling Jail. John T. Ford, of Baltimore, has been arrested in Charleston on a charge of vio lating the Civil Rights act, by refusing to admit a negro to the dress circle of the Academy of Music, in the latter city, lea sed by him. He gave bonds to appear for trial. not 228 Our nt All the for be k No action has yet been taken by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations with rasped to the treaty recently negoti ated with Baez, of San Domingo, for the annexation of that Republic. The matter excites but little interest in public circles. The prolonged Paraguayan war is at last at an end, the allied forces of Brazil, the Argentine Confederation and Uruguay having captured Ygnatimi, and Lopez having consequently fled to Bolivia, war has lasted for five The Texas Senate stands Democrats and Conservatives 13 to Radicals 17, and the House is composed of 40 Democrats to 50 Radicals, giving the Radicals a major ity of 4 in the Senate and 10 in the House, or 14 on joint ballot. Dangerous counterfeits of the fifty cent note of the new Lincoln vignette issue have been put in circulation in New York. The backs arc very good, but the faces of the notes look rather dark and blucish. The New Hampshire Démocratie State Convention met at Concord on Monday, nominated General John Bedel for Gov ernor, and adopted a platform sustaining generally the principles of the party. Another death from triehinia hasoccur among the victims near Marengo, Illinois. This makes four deaths from the same cause. There are four more sick, who, it is thought, cannot possibly recover. A Boston paper reports that the Boyl ston Bank robbers arc iu the hands of New York detectives, and offer to compro mise with the " losers" by giving up half of their stolen bonds. The \} T ar Department will order the military escort for the United States malls between Cheyenne and Denver City, in accordance with tho request with the Post umstcr-Gencral. The Congressional Comrtiittce, it is said, intend to begin that New York "Gold Corner" investigation on Saturday. Gould and Corbin arc all to bo summoned as witnesses. The Senate of Minnesota has ratified the Fifteenth Amendment by a party vote of 16 to 13. The Tennessee Legislature is asked to make drunkenness a misdemeanor, to be punishable ns such. Minister Washburn is of opinion that the Emperor Napoleon was never stronger than he is at present. Women arc to be admitted to all the de partments of the Michigan University. This years. T X of tions 1 ing who with be is cago be will and The lers try are in ml it it now Fisk. MARRIED. On Tuesday, the 11th inst. by Rev. J. S. Hous ton, Joseph Delaine, and Mary K, Earnest, both of Kent county, Md. On Wednesday, the 12th inst. at the Bingham House, Philadelphia. Mr. Richard T. Lockwood and Mrs. Annie M. Wyant, both of this town. At Wilson's Point, on Thursday the 13th, inst. by the Rev. J. L. Houston of Wilmington, Wal ter J. Griffith and Miss Anne K. Wilson, all of Kent county, Md. On the 6th Instant, by the Rev. Mr. Benson, Mr. William F, Bailey and .Mi#* Etta II. Thomas, all of Queen Anne's county. Md. THE MARKETS, MIDDLETOWN MARKET. CORRECTED WEEKLY BY A. T. BRADLEY. Wheat, prime. , yellow, new white .$1 20 (' of of .75 Oats, new. Timothy Seed. Clover Seed.. Eggs. Butter. Lard ... Chickens (dressed) • Turkeys. Ducks... Geese... Hams. . . Sides.*... Shoulders.. Pork, (dressed).. Potatoes....-. 50 ... 5 50 .10 00 ..30 eta $ doz .35040 cts. $ lb .19(0,20 " " . 15016 " " ..'18010 " u .18019 " " .15016 " " .22 025 " " .18020 " " .16©18 " « .-. .600 75$ bushel. I'HILA UKLP1IIA. Prime new red wheat. Corn, new yellow. Oats (Pcnnsylvt Cloverseed. Timothy. •$i 35®i 20 . 86®88 $8 00 .$4 75 WICMIXUTOH. Wheat, primo. Corn, New,.... Oats. Flour. »... .$1 2001 25 ..75082 .60 Ï607 25 .$[ An Illinois fanner having 1400 acres of land, derives his entire income from pas turing cattle for his neighbors, for which he receives $2 per month per head. Astonishing fashions in spring hats and bonnets are promised. Perhaps the bon net will be worn under the chin, and a bow knot tied on the top of the head. The State Department has received from the Governor of New York an official no tification of the rcpenl of the ratification of the fifteenth amendment. A Missouri member will shortly intro duce a bill into the House providing for the removal of the national capitol to the Mississippi Valley. SPECIAL NOTICES« FINE READY MADE CLOTHING. 228 MARKET STREET, 2nd Door below THIRD WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. rjlIIE LARGEST ASSORTMENT OF Ready Made Clothing in Delaware, Our Own Make, now on hand, and will be sold nt less than Philadelphia Prices. All our Clothing is made in Superior manner by PRACTICAL TAILORS. The Proprietor having an experience of over thirty years in this Business, will guarantee sato faction to any purchaser. A full line of FINE CLOTHS, CASSIMERES, and VESTINGS, Constantly on hand for ORDER WORK, which will be made in the PÎS" LATEST STYLE AND BEST MANNER, At No. 228 Market Street, jMfr'Thc Oldest Established Clothing Emporium in Delaware. March 16— y Edward Moore Coughs and Colus. —At the present time when _iy persons are suffering from Throat and Lung Diseases, they should bear iu mind that Hasson's Compound Syrup of Tar never fails in curing Coughs, Colds, Hoarsness, Pain in the Breast, Sore Throat, Asthma and all diseases of the Throat and Lungs. It is an excellent remedy for Croup and Hooping Cough. No family shonlil be without it. Sold in Middletown at Dr. W. H« Barr's Drug Store, for 50 cents a bottle. Russell k Landis, Proprietors, Philadelphia. Nov. 20—3nios. Homestead & Pre-emption. T HAVE compiled a full, concise and complete X statement, plainly printed, for the information of persons intending to take up a Homestead or •uiption in this portion of the West, ernbrac a, Dakota and Nebraska—and other set It explains how to proceed to procure 160 acres of rich farming land for nothing, G months before you leave your home, in this most healthy climate. In short it contains just such instruc tions as arc needed by those intending to muke a home and fortune on the F 1 will send ing low lions. * lands of the West. ; of these printed guides to anr person sending me 25 cents. The information alone which it gives is $5 to anybody, who came here two or three ye .* to-dav inde|>endent. To Young Mkn, —This country is being crossed with numerous railroads, reaching from every di rection to Sioux City, Iowa. Six railroads will be completed to this city within is already in operation, connecting us with Chi cago and the U: P. Railroad, and two more will be completed before spring, connecting us with Dubuque and McGregor, direct. Three more will becoinpleted within a year, connectiug us di ■iiii Saint Paul, Minn. Yanktown, Dakota, and Columbus, Nebraska, The Missouri river gives us the mountain trade. Thus it will be seen that no section of country oi lers such unprecedented advantages for business, speculation and making a fortune. For the coun try is being populated, and the towns and cities are being Imilt, and fortunes being made almost beyond belief. Every man who takes a home stead now will have a railroad market at hiß own door. And any enterprising young man, with a establish himself in a permanent and paying business, if lie selects the right loca tion and right brand» of trade. Eighteen years residence in tl»t* western country, and a large por tion ut the lime employed .us a mercantile agent in this country has made me furuilliar with all the bn Men, ago and took a farm, air. One tile U. P. Railroad, small capital c •lies of business aud the best locations in this country. For otic dollar remitted to me, 1 will give truthful and definite answers to all questions on Ibis subject, desired by such person Tell them the best place to locate and what busi ded and what branch is DANIEL SCOTT, S. C. Com. of Emigration, Box 185 Sioux City, Iowa. lected. I1CS < HT Address Jan. 15—ly LUMBER k HARDWARE. J. B. FENIMORE & CO. Opposite the Depot, MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE, of DEALKI IN ALL KINDS OF Lumber and Hardware, BRICKS, LIME, HAIR, SASH, DOORS, BLINDS: MOULDINGS, FAINTS. OILS, GLASS, ETC. ETC. Constantly liuildingf Material. January 15—4f hand all kinds of 20 17 0R BENT.—The DwelRnghousc and Lager J- Beer Saloon adjoining, pQ\y occupied by the undersigned, in Odessa. There Uu good Stable, Carriagehouse and Icehouse on the premises. Possession given on the 25th of March. Apply CATHERINE NEWMAN. .75 50 50 00 doz lb to Mrs, January 15—3w Del. Gazette, Repulticaa and Tribune copy 3t aud send bill to ndvcrtitier, N OTICE,—A Ladder about sixteen feet loue, one round out, was left at the subscriber"» Pigeon Box, on Christmas Night. The owner fat requested to come forward, prove property, pay charges, and take it away. TIIOS. MA8SErT Jan. 15—lw Middletown, Del. QA-RRIAC9R FOR RAFFLE. The undersigned lias for raffle a late style York Carriage, very little used. The carriage cost $216 and will be raffled off for $175. One Dollar a chance. For further particulars apply to J. H. WALLER, Middletown Hotel. W EST LEHIGH, EGO u STOVE COAL, ' for sale at E. T. EVANS' Jau. 15—tf Wood jk foal VdrJ. 20 00 75 Jan. 15—(f 25 25