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We surance and deposit ocean stored «1DDLVTOWII, DEL.. SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 12, 1870. A CHAIOI COMING. The New York World argues that the principle of " protection," or n high pro hibitive tariff, is " doomed." A square vote was had in Congress, a few days ago, which resulted in a meagre majority of 11 only, for the prohibitionists, in a total vote of 171. Assuming this to he the relative strength of the prohibitiouists and free traders in the House of Representatives, the World thinks "it is easy to see that protection is on its last legs, and will full prostrate immediately after the next cen sus, which is to be taken this year. Du ring the last ten years the population of the East has remained comparatively sta tionary, while tho West has bien advanc ing at a prodigious rate of growth. In the now apportionment of Representatives founded on the census about to be taken, the Eastern States will lose, and the Wes tern States make great gains. As soon as the West is represented in Congress in proportion to its population, the era of high tariffs will end. The proteetionists have even now a majority of ooly eleven, aud the new apportionment will at once change it into a majority at least thrice as great on the other Bide. Nor will the gain to the free-trade side come wholly from the West. Tho relative strength of the South in Congress will be considerably increased by the new apportionment, and the South retains its old hostility to pro tective tariffs. In consequence of the ab olition of slavery the South will be enti tled to Representatives for the whole of its negro population, instead of three fifths of it, which was tho rule previous to emancipation. It was not till after the Southern Senators and Representatives withdrew from Congress, before the war, that the prohibitionists were able to pasB the Morrill Tariff. With tho South again represented, and both the West and the South largely strengthened, protection will be repudiated by majorities wbieb will make its advocates stare." New England ideas and New England policy which have so long been engrafted upon the government, will then have pass ed away, and the incubus of New England domination will have ceased, a consumma tion most devoutly to be wished. who by tain those to plices ing the of and was tave and did is of The Boston Post says the last practice that has been unearthed iu Congress, that of peddling out West Point cadetships, is perhaps the meanest yet brought to public reprobation. If the nation is to put up its favors and honors for brokerage, we had better embark on a new zystem. This is the most contemptible scandal which that body has brought upou itself. Think of a Congressman being so reduced both in pocket and decency as to propose the sale of a privilege' which tho nation has seen fit to intrust solely to his highest judgement and honor. With such a de graded seutiment oozing through the body of the national legislature, how can it be expected to comprehend properly its great responsibilities. Speech of Mr. Biggs. —The Washing ton correspondent of the Baltimore Sun, of Monday, thus mentions a speech deliv ered by Hon. B. T. Biggs, of this State, iu the House of Representatives, on Sat urday last:—"Mr. Biggs, of Delaware, obtained the floor and made a good speech upon gcueral politics. He advised a grea ter degrefe of conservatism and modera tion on the part of the majority, if they would accomplish any real good for the country. At the close of his speech Mr. Biggs was congratulated by his fellow members on the Democratic side." A Wilmington paper gives publicity to the story that an armed company of men surrounded the farm house of W. II. Ely, near Crumpton, Md. on the night of the 2d instant, and demanded one Hamilton, a Scotch teacher of a negro school in the vicinity, who boarded in Ely's family. After some parley between Ely and the armed men, Ilaniiltou was called out of the house under the promise that lie would not he harmed, and was told to leave the neighborhood, which he promised to do, and the school was relinquished next mor ning. Many of tho organ3 of the Methodist Episcopal Church, arc advocating a re union of tho several branche« of tho fol lower! of Wesley; but the Baltimore organ •if the Southern branch, thinks it is simp ly impossible, while tho present arrogant tone of those organa ia maintained. The Woroetter Shield has been ^(llarg ed and improved by an outfit of new type. We are gratified at theac evidence! of the prosperity of the Shield, which haa long been engaged in tho publio service. ; ... The Wicomico members of the Maryland Legislature, want a special act to establish the whipping-post in that county. We believe tbere is no -prison in Salisbury, the county seat. We advertise in another column the Philadelphia Safe Trust Deposit and In surance Company.. We learn that this In stitution is ohartered by the Legislature, and its prinoipal business is to receive on deposit for safe keeping, valuables of all descriptions, from eostly fabrics to Gov ernment bonds and precious jewels. A treasure imbedded iu the bottom of the ocean is scarcely more secure from the burglar or from fire than arc the valuables stored in the vaults of this company. St. priate and sea to .has from one rity ever the the iron, an of plate to iron, like à ther well safe ploy and the Every police officer and every detective who attempts to compound with felony, by negotiating for the payment of a cer tain per cent, on stolon bonds or other treasure, between robbers or burglars and those who have been robbed, ought at to be arrested and held in law plices in crime. The opinion is prevail ing that among the detectives are soino of the most arrant knaves. ouce as acconi Dr. Munsuy, of West Va. is the latest sensation among Methodists, as a thrilling puipit orator. He is said to be a giant in stature, as well as in intellect. Kcvolnflonarjr France. Paris is again tho scene of ntirring events. Ry our cable despatches it ap pears that the government, from a sense of delicacy, refrained from arresting Rochefort while he was in ihe Chamber, and that afterwards he was arrested as he was about to enter the place of a political uiectiug, where five thousand persons were gathered. Upon tho announcement of the arrest to the meeting the President, Gus tave Florcns, made amelo-dramatic parade, characteristic of a certain class of rrenoh meë. lie rose excitedly, drew his sword, fired his revolver and declared that the in surrection had begun. Then the meeting broke up, and, with swarms of others, they swept along, pillaging stores for arms, and removing from stables carriages with which they made barricades. The mob used their firearms—the police, it seems, did not use theirs, yet they managed to make throe hundred arrests. With the military force at the disposal of the govern ment, no use whatever appears to have ben made of the army. On Wednesday night, at midnight, Paris was the scene of another riot. It is rumored that many were killed and wounded by the police, who are very ac tive. Troops, although in the vicinity, had not, at latest accounts, fired on the rioters. Many arrests have been made. of er as, for to in in ey In Havana, on Sunday morning, four New Yorkers were passing along the street. They all wore blue neck-ties. A man stopped them, pointed their neck-ties, and spoke to them in Spanish, which they did not understand. He then, with a re volver, shot three of them, one fatally, and escaped. By our despatch it appears that the Governor-General has ordered the whole police force to search for the offender, and use every means for his apprehension. It is very unfortunate for people to wear obnoxious colors in a time of civil trouble. It may be remembered that in Baltimore, under the rein of Gen eral Dix, children under a year of age, were arrested and confined iu prison, for the crime of wearing red ribbons on their sleeves. Yellow aud red arc Spanish colors, and it may he that blue is not con sidered a proper color to wear. is up we be L. a The Maryland Penitentiary. —The prison roll of the Maryland Penitentiary, as shown by the annual report of the President and Directors of that institution, just published, reveals the startling fact that no less than 179 prisoners are con fiued there between the ages of 12 and 20 years. On the 1st of December there were 687 prisoners—221 white males, 5 white females, 408 colored males, and 68 colored females. Of the entire number 207 can read and write, 78 can only read, and 402 cannot either read or write, show ing conclusively that crime predominates with the uneducated. There are two prisoners who have been convicted for the fifth time, one the fourth time, nine the third time, and forty-eight the second time. The balance arc sciving out their first sentence. the Mr. Baltimore has just had a sensation in the discovery that a provision dealer named Louis Est has been supplying his custo mers with meat and bologna sausages from the flesh of diseased and dying animals. Hogs sick with pneumonia, and cattle so weak as to be unable to walk, have been slaughtered and sold : and any number of persons in South Baltimore uow remem ber that meat bought at the store of Est gave forth a very peculiar odor when boiling. The offence is a verv serious one, hut Est lias been released dn giving hail in $1,000, and further security that he would not sell for eating purposes any of the diseased meat that led to his arrest. to men the the the of the do, mor The United States Navy. —According to the most recent corrections of the " Na vy Register," it appears that there are 1800 commissioned officers in tho Untied States naval service. The vessels in the Navy comprise ships of the line 5, frigates 6, screw steamers 89, sidewheel steamers 17, iron-clads 51, sloops 12, storeships C. Since January, 1st, 1869, there have been sold five screw steamers, six sidewheel steamers, one iron-clad, one ship and one storeship— fourteen in all. At the time of the unexpected suspension of the work at the ns.vy yards there were 35 vessels fitting out or undergoing repairs, and 12 on the docks. re fol organ simp type. the long The competency of the Southern legis latures for their duties, ns constituted under the reconstruction law, may be in ferred from the fact that the committee of the Alabama House of Representatives on Enrolled Bills recently " reported in favor of employing a scholar to overlook, correct the spelling and make good gram mar of all tho bills introduced in the House before tho bills were brought up ; on secoud reading. We LOCAL AFFAIRS. - St. Valentine's Day.—N ext Monday is St. Valentine's Day. A pretty little story, appro priate to the time, will lie found on the first page; and the following poetic waif, afloat upon the sea of journalism, is gathered in our net, and put to service : Gnomes and Paries, Nymphs and Pryads, Gentles proud and ladies gay, Girls with eyes like gleaming pleiads, Youth in manhood's early day, Flanked by rhymes would melt the ices Hound an anchorite's heart concealed, Gems iu whose translucent bosoms Living glances teemed concealed, Gifts whose radiant hues will linger In the miud for many a day, When the bridal gifts and tok With the rest are laid away. Choose yc now each youth and maiden While life's roseate glories shine, Where shall be your coming Kdcn, Who shall be your Valentine. ; That good Saint, with friendly feeling, Chooses Dunning's Store tins year, To dispense his charms and favors, And the witching time is near. The Citizens' National Hank, of this town, .has procured a new burglar and fire-proof Safe, from Farrell, Herring & Co. Philadelphia. It is one of the completest arrangements for the secu rity of money aud other articles of value we have ever witnessed, and we think defies the skill of the most expert and daring burglars. Within the safe, which is of several thicknesses of solid iron, is the citadel, or Hanker's Chest, formed of an outer plate of steel, half an inch thick, a plate of chilled iron, a quarter of an inch thick, and a plate of boiler iron, of the same thickness; next to whieh comes another solid plate of Franklinite iron, 1 j inch thick, so hard that it will cut glass like a diamond, and which it is impossible to bore. Inside of that is another plate of steel, à of ther in one solid mass, and secured by Vale's Patent Dial Lock, capable of one million combi nations. We think that the Bank officers, us well ns the depositors may now feel perfectly se from the depredations of burglars. The old safe has also been thoroughly repaired. But the Hank does not intend to stop here. It will em ploy every means of security and intends to build, this season brick banking-house and dwelling, and will oc cupy the old building only temporarily, until the new buildiug is completed. the following months will be an days as be five ties the 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 it 10 11 12 13 14 15 10 next we is the save there been fore of our uncalled Will of the ing a it not election a town, We Monday good the ns are sides, $1.50, means of the the One most of day evening The ter inch thick, and the whole wrought toge withiu its power, substantial A Trip South. —Messrs. B. P. Hanson and Z. Jones returned home from a trip to Florida, oil Tuesday, bearing with them twigs of orauge trees, loaded with the golden fruit, like the spies, who returned bearing with them the rich clusters of Eschol. They give a good report of that portion of the South through which they travelled, but especially of South Western Georgia, which they think a very superior region for agricultural pur suits. They visited Savaunah, Macon, und oth er parts of Georgia, and Jacksonville and other regions of Florida. The farmers had finished planting their corn, oats were up several inches high, and the Magnolias, and Plum and Cherry trees were in bloom. They went by rail, via Richmond ; and returning, embarked at Savan nah for New York, encountering, off Cape Hatter as, the severest storm which has been experienced for years, the steamer losing one wheel-house and narrowly escaping wreck. The wrecks of two steamers were in sight off Ilattoras. Mr. alty. ver told The robbed as the upon It after glars, town and him to all This from their bank a those ty ces of the have given of bank bor son, port clear is The Bi-rolaky at Dover. —On Friday night lost the store of Wallace & Burton, on Mam street, Dover, was broken into and robbed of goods and money to the amount of $300 or $400. The entrance was effected by prying off tile iron bar that se cured the window shutters on the outside The safe, an old affair which lmd been in nsc many years, was nearly torn to pieces, and about $80 in money taken therefrom. A quantity of cloths cA8simeres, &c. were also taken. Some of the citizen? beard the noise of the burglars, it is said, but no alarm was created it seems. No one slept in the store. Notes, cheeks, &c. were scattered over tlic tioor, and about sixteen dollars in mon ey were not taken ft om tile safe, from some cuusc. Public Sales. —The farm of the lute Adam Diehl, containing 100 acres, situated in St. Geor ges Hundred, near McDonough, Del. was sold by L. W. Stidham, auctioneer, at the National Ho tel, in this town, on Wednesday last, for the of$170 25 por acre, aggregating $17,025, Mrs. Mithin, purchaser. On the same day, at the sale of the personal estate of Wm. M. Vandegrift, de'd. five shares of New Castle County Bank Stock, sold at $61.371 per share, William Polk, Esq. purchaser. The a gK rc ß ate 811,11 realized by the Administrators, Messrs. F. T. Perry and Thomas Cavender, from the sale of said personal estate, amounted to nearly six thousand dollars. On the same day, at the National Hotel, one fourth share iu said Hotel, belonging to Anthony Reybold, Esq. wa withdrawn, the hi at public sale, but being $2,000. s put up ghest bid Mad Doga. —The Smyrna Times says :—A dog belonging to a colored man named View, in Ap poquinimink lid. went mad last week and bit 40 dogs in the "Alley," and other neighborhoods town. He was killed by Mr. Numbers on Friday last, whilst in his cow pen. Almost ry farmer in the Alley will have to slay his ca nine. At the Alley Mills seven dogs were bitten by the rabid animal. At a meeting of the Library Association, held on Monday evening last, the following officers were chosen for the current year :—President, II. Vanderford; Vice President, Win. L. Bucke; Secretary, Wm. N. Wilson ; Treasurer, M. N. Willits; Librarian, A. G. Cox; Assistant Libra rian, Wm. R. Rotbwell; Directors, II. A Now land, J. M. Cox, Wm. Green, J. B. Clarkson, E. Reynolds. 20 5 68 the Esquire Herring, of Felton, is about to start a land speculation similar to that of Mr. Spruance, of Smyrna, und a gentleman at Goldsborough, Md. also contemplates a similar move. George W. Ingram k Co. Brokers, of this town, have over 100 town lots, the property of J. B. and E. C. Fenimore, to be similarly disjiosed of. The scheme will probably be announced next week. Fox hunting seems to have been a general pas time on Monday last. A large party of huntsmen started from Middletown, on that day, and had some hard riding and running, but caught no fox. At Galena, Kent county, Md. a bag-fox was turned loose on the same day, and thehunts had rare sport. Some of them got tired and abandoned the chase early in the day. in so of Est that any The Levy Court met at New Castle on Tuesday last, pursuant to adjournment, but no motion made to go into an election for treasurer ring to the continued ab and collectors, scnce of Mr. Ingram, the Court is equally divid ed |K)litically. The spirit of improvement is abroad in Kent county, Md. A fine new hotel will be built at Massey's Station, in the Spring, and a new Cath olic Church is to be erected one, the site of the old Galena. Md. We heard of the President of a Lj'ceum, recent ly, who entertained those present by singing "Shoo Fly ?" The audience were greatly divert doubt, and probably joined in the refrain of "don't bodder me." Work Thieving. —Mr. Alonzo Stoops had a set of new harness stolen from his curriage iiouse, on Friday night last. Mr. Samuel B. Ginn, of this town, had nil his chickens stolen, a few nights since. Frederica Iias put up street lamps, but if they ure never lighted, like the lamps in Middletown, they will be of very little use, and will probably serve es targets for finger-stones, in the hands of thoughtless boys. A spirited discussion took place in the Towns end Lyceum, on Monday night, as to the relative happiness of married and single life. The ques tion was decided in favor of single life. The Middletown Lyceum discussed the propri ety of conferring the right of suffrage on women, at their meeting on Saturday evening last, and the question was decided in the negative. The Wilmington Conferance, of the M. E. Church, will convene in Port Deposit, on the 16th of March. Bishop Janes is to preside. The store-house of John A. Reynolds A Sons lias been enlarged and irapvoved by taking out the stair-way to the hall above. A dog, supposed to be rabid, was shot at the corner of Broad and Ander« day morning last. Na are the C. one time 12 for for in in the up streets, oil Tues Meteorological Observations. —A gentleman the lower part of Cecil county sends us the following ronge of the mercury at sunrise for the months of January 1869, and January 1870. It will be seen that January 1870, was warmer by an average of five degrees. January 1869. days deg. daye deg. 17 27 18 34 19 26 20 28 21 32 22 34 23 18 24 31 25 34 26 18 27 18 28 36 29 32 • 30 51 31 36 the as before its emancipation, there is a per ceptible drift of the negro population south ward ; and its total number is supposed to be annually diminishing." The Commis sioner continues, "Judging from the number of applications, written and verbal, made at this office, I estimate that above five thousand additional laborers per an - num are required in Maryland, to keep wages at such a standard as will induce owners to engage more extensively in the cultivation of their lands." The Commissioner hopes this may be obtained front Europe, if additional facili ties are afforded the Superintendent of the Emigration business. to January 1870. day9 deg. day* deg. 1 36 2 52 3 32 4 28 5 28 6 32 7 32 8 30 1 35 2 24 3 32 4 34 5 40 6 30 7 82 8 32 it 37 10 40 11 32 12 38 13 30 14 2» 15 37 10 36 17 55 18 46 19 28 20 33 21 36 22 3» 23 58 24 34 25 59 20 49 27 46 28 36 29 49 30 34 31 34 9 16 10 28 11 32 12 34 13 48 14 28 15 34 16 36 uusl town election, which takes place next month, begins to agitato our citizens. Shall we have a municipal government or not? That is the question. Ought our streets to bo kept in order—our side-walks paved—our lamps lit to save u there i been done that needs to he done, towards im provement? Were the town ordinances hereto fore passed, necessary for the proper regulation of our corporate affairs, or were they altogether unnecessary? Was it an unnecessary and an uncalled for act to have the town incorporated? Will the comfort and convenience of tho citizens of the town be in any manner promoted by elect ing a proper board of Commissioners? If so, is it not the duty of all good citizens to aid in the election of such a board, that they may exercise a projicr supervision over the interests of the town, and promote its growth and development. We bespeak for the lectures of Dr. McCabe, on Monday and Wednesday evenings of next week, good audiences. The acknowledged ability of the lecturer, the popular subjects he has chosen, ns well as the benevolent purposes these lectures are intended to serve, ought to fill the Hall. Be sides, the price of the tickets for the course, $1.50, is so low, as to bring them within the means of all. The Amphions will udd the charm of music to that of eloquence, and as Woman is the theme, the attraction will he three-fold. Let the auditorium he filled. One of the most agreoablo sociables, and the most largely attended, was given at the residence of John Cochran, Esq. near this town, on Thurs day evening last. Another will be held at the residence of W. W. Rotbwell, Esq. on Thursday evening next. The Cecil Democrat says the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal will be closed for two weeks af ter the 7th instant. from groping about in the darkness, when no moon to give light? lias everything Mr. Jas. II. Wood, of Appoquiuimiuk lid. is a Republican applicant for the New Castle Sheriff alty. Thirty-four dwelling houses were built in Do ver last year. An astounding and surprising story is told by a N. Y. World correspondent con cerning the Fort Jervis National Rank. The officers of the institution, whieh robbed a few weeks since, are represented as haviug negotiated with the thieves for the return of $23,000 of the stolen bonds upon the payment of a certain percentage. It is alleged that the President of tho bank, after using every effort to secure the bur glars, received a letter from a prominent attorney in New York, stating that the town bonds could he negotiated for and procured by means of the latter's efforts, and in response to this information the President visited the lawyer, stating to him that ho had come not only prepared to negotiate for the town bonds, but for all the securities that had been stolen. This information resulted in a proposition from the thieves to return tho town nud Government bonds for twenty per cent, of their value. Infused with the hope of pro curing the stolen treasure, it is said the bank officers finally concluded to accede ; a second interview was held, and to their surprise the burglars said :—"If you want those bonds you can have them for twen ty-five per cent, on the town bonds and fif ty per cent, on the Government bonds." Having discovered that they had been trapped by the heathen, the officers deter mined to make the best of the circumstan ces and accordingly agreed to accept the second proposition, hoping, it is said, to eventually secure them without payment of the money. At a subsequent interview the per ccntage agreed upon is alleged to have been paid fcy the officers of the in stitution, and the $23,000 worth of bonds given up. " The transaction," says the correspondent, "was intended to bo kept a profound secret; a few days have elapsed, however, and the matter is out, and Port Jervis is as gossipy as ever." The name of the lawyer is not known, but the cor respondent avers that the President of the bank can inform all inquirers. Report oy Tim Superintendent ok La bor AND AoKIOULTURE OF THE STATE OF Maryland.— The Hon. Win. S. McPher son, has made a very careful and full re port to the Legislature which gives a very clear statement of the success attained in colouizing labor from the old world. The Report shows tho landing of 11,052 Emi grants at Rultimorc in 1869, 3627 of whom is said to have remained in that State. The foreign agencies have been discontin ued, and a great decrease has been expe rienced of late in the number of applica tions for agricultural laborers. " Now, a E. no ab at old set his they of and E. 16th Sons out the The Sale of Cadetships.— The Now York Sun states that eix years ago Mr. Boutwcll, then a member of Congress from Massachusetts, forwarded to the War De partment a letter whioh lie had received offering him one thousand dollars for an appointment to West Point then in his gift. Subsequently it was discovered that the author of the letter obtained admission upon the reconinicndatiou of a Represen tative from Michigan, and thereupon Mr. Stanton peremptorily dismissed him, and called upon the gcutkman from Michigan for an explanation. He affirmed that he had receeived no pecuniary consideration for the appointment, and as there was no evidence that lie had, the young man a louc was punished. ITEMS OF NEWS. Washington correspondents say the Prcs the measure about Congress, creating and extending territorial government over the vast tract of country between Texas and Kansas. Thu tract in question is larger than the State of New York, tains about 100,000 inhabitants, and is the only portion of our national domain, except A'aska, that is not under State or territorial government. The principal business which will be brought before the British Parliament during the session which commenced Tues day will include the Irish land question, the colonial policy and the educational system. The treatment of the first will vitally affect the land tenure of the whole kingdom, the second involves an import ant influence upon the future current of English history, and the last is a question whose importance is obvious. The fiual obsequies of George Peabody took place at Peabody, Mass, on Tuesday, Mr. Winthrop delivered an eulogy of de ceased. Among those present were Prince Arthur, Admiral Farragut, Minis ter Thornton, Governors Claflin and Cham berlain, and Capt. Commercll, of the Monarch. General Negrete is agitating in Mexico in favor of Santa Anna. The insurgents lately defeated the government troops near San Luis Potosi, and a conspiracy in the army has been discovered in the city of Mexico, having for its object the overthrow of Juarez, and the elevation of Santa Anna. In the New Jersey House of Represen tatives on Tuesday, a resolution was adop ted asking the New Jersey Senators and Representatives iu Congress to urge the recognition of the belligerent rights of Cuba, and demand the liberation of per sons confined in British prisons A gas explosion caused by a leuk in a cellar occurred in Boston on Monday night. The explosion shattered the building, and the flames running along a sewer, set fire to another building one hundred yards distant. The loss is about $4000. General Sigol has refused to accept the appointment of United States Assessor, because the office is not in proportion to the rank, which, in bis own estimation, be holds in the Radical party in the city of New York. It was proposed iu the Legislature of Missouri on Monday, to divido that State, the Missouri river to bo the dividing line. The proposition is based upon an alleged unequal distribution of offices. The Leading Lawyers of New York have recently taken preliminary steps for the organization of an association the ob ject of which is to purify the profession, and to elevate its standard of morals. An Indiana girl was recently aroused from pleasant dreams to see a fellow climb ing up to her window on a ladder, bout the time lie got to the top, she pushed the ladder off, and they picked up a burg lar with a broken leg. An Indiana schoolmistress attempted to thrash a youth of 14 the other day, and respect for her sex did not prevent him from reversing the application of the rod. She doesn't believe in corporal puuish ment any more. A mau in Leavenworth went out to drown himself, but met another who called him a liar. That saved his life, for the thrashing lie got iu attempting to correct the falso impression death out of his mini An aged German woman named Sager was found frozen to death, about a half a mile from Dover, N. H. Tuesday morn ing. It is thought that she had an attack of tits, and being disabled perished in the snow. In Baltimore, on Tuesday, the flags were half-masted and bells tolled in respect to the memory of George Peabody, whose intorment was taking place iu Massa chuctts. Half breeds, arriving at Fort Benton from Indiana camps on the Maras river, soy the Indians there are dying of small pox at the rate of 25 per day. The Coal, Iron, and Petroleum product of Pennsylvania, in 1809, aggregated the large sum of $105.000,000—coat, ninety millions; iron, sixty-nine millions ; petro leum, forty millions. Mrs. Gen. Sherman, and Mrs. Admi ral Dahlgren—the Army and the Navy— have both arrayed themselves against fe male suffrage. Sensible women. Mrs. Amelia Hobbs has been elected Justice of the Peace for Jersey Landing town-ship, in Jersey county, Illinois, by a majority of 20. She is the first elected to office in Illinois. Despatches report the snow storm of Tuesday, as very severe, causing detention of railroad trains. At Williamsport, Pa. the depth of snow is two feet five inches. A case has just come to light in Western Massachusetts where a deputy sheriff took $110 and let the criminal off, paying the complainant $25, pocketing the $85, and per- not bringing the matter before a magis träte. to The President on Monday, nominated Joseph P. Bradley, of New Jersey, and the William Strong, of Pennsylvania, to be Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, - The Legislatures of Pennsylvania on keep Wednesday last, voted to each member one hundred dollars worth of postage the stamps in addition to their present salary, Maine offers timbered land to actual be settlers for fifty cents an aero, and even that can bo "worked out" on tho roads of leading to the new settlements, The Chicago city government and Board of Trade were represented at a grand cock fight at Michigan City, Ind. last week, where 100 birds supplied amusement for two days. The drought in Southern California continues. Iu Monterey county, owners of sheep offer to sell them for fifty cents a head, fearing they will die of starvation. The chimes of a fashionable church in Philadelphia played " Shoo Fly," 14 Not For Joe," and "I'm the Girl that's Gay and Happy," at a recent wedding. The Providence Press says that compe tition among the coal dealers at Bristol, R. I. has brought the price down to five dollars per ton. New Jersey rejected the Fifteenth Amendment on Monday last, by a strict party vote. ident heartily approves to be introduced into umns count hogs, the ka, who lot con oan Lake, 250 wood lates and one, 25th age phia of an in dress every a rietta and road. is to of ; fif to to a OF in sale 30 the they man in to 000 her 2d and A put ull thoughts of L JL 14, with er, 1 300 ed by 5 M 10 7 1 Now Mr. from De an gift. the Mr. and he no a Correspondence of the Middletown Transcript . of of of a to of to to the a the the fe by of Pa. the and and be on actual even roads Board cock week, for a in Not Gay five strict Chestnut Ridge, Kent Co. Md. February 8th, 1870. ! Dear Transchift I saw iff yourcol uent uc Joehrnn's umns a fow weeks ago, a grundiloq count of the weight of a Mr. 0 hogs, and after stating the weight of the heaviest, you pathetically exclaim " who Echo, "who," but I find myself impelled to give the name of our good old friend, A. Dre ka, of Sassafras, as the happy individual who can beat that all hoUom. His entire lot averaged 426 pounds, and his heaviest weighed 499 pounds. That easts even Middletown in the shade, doesn't it ? Yours, oan beat that 7 B, answers more N Inconnu. Mrs. Samuel Hartford, of Moosekead Lake, Me. is said to 44 kick the beam" at 250 pouuds avoirdupois, cut 100 cords of wood last winter, paddles her own canoe, smokes tobacco invetcrately and manipu lates her knitting-work only when the weather is too stormy to fish with profit, and says theso are tho only 44 women's rights" she will ever crave. far fords lence. in of into ed the Tho United States Supreme Court, on Monday last, decided, by a majority of one, that debts contracted prior to the 25th of July, 1862, the date of the pass age of the legal tender act, cannot lie dis charged in legal tender notes, but the de cision docs not touch the question of con tracts made since the passage of the law. A Handsomk Salary. —The Philadel phia Ledger says that the new president of the Reading Railroad Company is voted an annual salary of $20,000, and on con dition that he relinquishes entirely the lu crative business of his profession, except in the interest of his company, $10,000 annually in addition. other er lowest ing Proof Fire, The colored National Executive Com mittee, at Washington, have issued an ad dress recommending that upon the official announcement of the adoption of the Fif teeenth Amendment, the colored people in every State and Territory assemble for prayer and thanksgiving to Almighty God. Among the female lecturers is Miss Hen rietta Titus, who is blind, iu Minnesota, and Matilda Blind, who is not blind, iu England. The Tax levy for city purposes in New York, for the coming year, is $9,854,000 —about $1,000,000 less than last year. The Legislature of Alabama bag finally passed the Alabama and Chattanooga Railroad bill, loaning $2,000,000 to the road. Lewis J. R. James l'otatoos have recently been offered for sale in St. Albans, Vt. by the load, for 30 cents a bushel, without finding pur chasers. Mrs. Rose Mudder is lecturing against the female suffragists in Michigan, and they are madder than she is. Harrodsburg, Ky. has an old negro wo man who has grown perfectly white in the course of a life of 100 years. Tho snow is two feet six inch 's deep at Huntington, Pa. with drifts ten feet deep in some places. Negro preachers in Virginia are trying to cheek tho emigration southward. An Indiana shoemaker has got a $25, 000 legacy, and is now making shoe fly. The insurance on the Great Eastern and her cargo of cable ia $3,500,000. Edwards and Colly or will fight on the 2d day of March. Cleveland has started a tunnel a mile and a quarter long under Lake Eric. A J that riety, and the and of GAS he I mg POSTPONED SALE. rpiIE subscriber will sell at puhltc sale, at his JL residence, on the soacl leading f.iom Jiimi MONDAY, Feb. clock, a. m. the foliov ing pro perty :—7 head of Excellent FARM and ROAD HORSES, rr SIX MILCH COWS, |b some of them spring son's ('orner to Middletown, 14, 1870, at 11 •ng to Calf ; 5 head of Voung CAT TLE, good stock; 7 head Chester and Jersey Shouts. 1 Mill Dearborn, 2 Farm Wagons, one with iron axles ; l peach wagon, nearly new ; 2 \ork wagons. 1 jenny lind carriage, 1 corn shell er, plows, harrows, cultivators, shovels, forks, rakes, hoes, spades, Ac. 1 set He lUOO bundles of blades, rngon harness, 4 sets plough harness, 1 Wood & Haines' drill, phosphate attachment ; 300 new peach baskets, not marked ; 1000 mark ed peach baskets, aud a lot of articles not men tioned. CONDITIONS OF SALE.—A credit of 11 months will be given on sums of $50 and by purchaser giving his bankable note with ap proved endorser, stamps and interest added. All sums under that amount, cash. A deduction of 5 per cent, will be made for the cash on sums over $50. Feb. 12—It ; J. •er, HENRY II. McVAV. R. T. I*. Clayton, Auc. PUBLIC SALE. ^TMIE subscriber having rented his farm, will X sell ut public sale, at his residence, near Blackbird, on MONDAY, February 14, 1870, at 10 o'clock, a. m. all Ills stock, farming imple ments, Ac. as follows : 1 pair EXTRA ÀP k MULES, 3 good WORKffP&~v HORSES, SIX COWS, . U.-..XL Ewes, with lamb by an extra buck ; 7 Shoats. 1 iron axlctrce Wagon, 1 wooden do. 1 peach body Plows, Harrows, Cultivators, Ac. Pork by the lb. lot of Blado Fodder, and Peach Blow Potatoes. CONDITIONS OF SALE.—All sums of $10 or under, cash ; on all sums over that amount, a credit of 10 months will be given, purchaser giv ing bond or note with approved security. Fch. 12—lw* COLEN FERGUSON. JTOR SALE, 300,00« TWO-YEAR OLD OSAGE ORANGE PLANTS—PRICE $2 50 PER THOUSAND. Wm. GREEN, A. HUSHABECK, Middletown, Del. Apply to Feb. 12—tf P EACH GROWERS, LOOK TO YOUR IN TERESTS. And buy your Baskets now, while a Supe Basket can be bought at a Low Price. A thousand of the best ! I ■ HAND-MADE WHITE OAK SPLIT BASKETS Ever offered for sale In Middletown, may bo bought cheap by applying early to A. T. Bradley, or K. Atvan Cochran, Feb. 12—6w Middletown, Del. Z EPHYRS and Germantown Wools for knit ting Shawls, NubiAS and Afghans, also »locking und knitting Yarns. Samples sent by mail, and goods ssnt by Ex press, to any part of the country. Sold at retail at the WAVERLY MILLS 1024 Lombard Street, Dec. 11 — 3tnos Philadelphia, I-a. PACIFIC GUANO CO. CAPITAL $1,000,000. JOHN S. REESE k CO. General Agents. OFFICES:—122 South Del. Avc. PHILADEL PHIA, 10 South SI. BALTIMORE. SOLUBLE PACIFIC GUANO. O Fertilizer introduced to the Farmers of the Middle and Southern States has given more general and uniform satisfaction than this Guano. N The trade in it has steadily increased until tho consumption now' throughout the entire country far exceeds that of any other fertilizer. The large capital involved in its production af fords the surest guarantee of its continued excel lence. The comf in the permanence of consumers can have; hence it is the highest interest of the company to put the best Fertilizer into the market, that their unusual facilities, aid ed by the best scientific ability, can produce. This Guano is sold at rotail by local agents of the Company throughout New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and the Southern States, and by r has a far greater interest its trade than any number JOHN S. REESE & CO. General Agents for the Co. Fch. 12—3ms A 3mf rjMIE PHILADELPHIA TRUST SAFE DEPOSIT AND INSURANCE COMPANY, Office and Burglar-Proof Vaults ii PHILADELPHIA BANK BUILDING, Chestnut Street. CAPITAL (300,000. the 421 For safe-keeping of Government Bonds and' other Securities, Family Plate, Jewelry, and oth-. er Valuables, under speciul guarantee, at tho lowest rates. The Company also offer for Rent at rates vary ing from $15 to $75 per annum, the renter alone holding the key, Small Safes in the Burglar Proof Vaults, affording absolute security against Fire, Theft, Burglary, and accident. All fiduciary obligations, such ns Trusts, Guardianships. Executorships, etc. will be un dertaken and fuithfullv discharged. Circulars, giving lull details, forwarded on application. DIRECTORS. Thonus Robins, Lewis R. Ashhurst, J. Livingston Erringor, F. Ratchford Stnrr, R. 1*. McCullugh, Edwin M. Lewis, James L. Chighur Benjamin B. Coniegys, j Augustus Heaton, Daniel Huilüoek, Jr. Edward Y. Townsend, Julin D. Taylor, Hon. William A. Porter. OFFICERS. President—Lewis B. Ashhurst. Vice President—J. Livingston Krringcr. Secretary and Treasurer— B. P. McCullab. Solicitor—Bichard !.. Ashhurst. Feb. 12—6m MIDDLET0WN STOVE HOUSE. S. W. ROBERTA, fl^AKKH pleasure i J- of Middletown that tile liberal patronne lie 1ms received lias in duced him to offer to til riety, and liest selected stuck of Stoves, both Cooking and Heating, ever offered in Middletown, and at prices that cannot fail to please. Among the assortment are the following announcing to his friends nd surrounding country, public the greatest va COOK STOVES. NIAGARA, CORAL COOK, and others made iu the city. PARLOR COOK, W.M. PENN, MONITOR LEHIGH, PARLOR STOVES. BRILLIANT, GAS BURNING BABE PARLOR LIGHT, Also, SEXTON'S PARLOR HEATERS. Stoves of all kinds suitable for Stores, Offices, Bar-rooms, and School Ho Also, the Morning Glory and the Oriental, both unsurpassed in beauty and efficiency. They can he seen in operation at the store of the proprietor. All sizes of Bar-room Stoves and Teu-piate Stoves repaired at short notice. Old Stoves taken in exchange. j^i^TIN WARE at wholesale and retail. As I have practical workmen employed, I thiuk I can give satisfaction to all who favor me with their work. Particular attention paid to Boof-. mg and Spouting. DEW DROP, UNION AIR TIGHT OUR PARLOR. AT HIS BRANCH STURE, GALENA, MD, He lias a large stock of Stoves hand, and is prepared to fill all orders for STOVES, TIN WARE, ROOKING, SPOUTING, kC. kC at the shortest notice and on the best terms. d Tin Ware on ßJT ORDERS SOLICITED. S. W. ROBERTS. Middletown, February 12, 1870—Jy a. m'kluatii, n. y •. \ Kit, l)BL. J. II. WAHN Ell, N. Y. . H. DICKSON, E. 33. RICE Warner, Dickson & McElrath GENERAL PRODUCE » COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 338 GREENWICH ST. N. Y. We make a specialty of PEACHES, PEARS, APPLES, BERRIES, GRAPES, and all kinds of Perishable Fruits. REFERENCES. Dan'l B. Cummins, Pres. Gerard Bank, Pkiia. x Geo. W. Cummins, 8myrna. Dr. Henry Ridgely, Dover. Wm. M. Shakespear, 44 Gov. G. Saulsbury, " Ex-Gov. Wm. II. Ross, Scaford, Del. James Ponder, Esq. Milton, Del. Dr. Alex. Ilardcnstle, Caroline county, Md. John R. Sudler. Queen Ann's 4 ' " S. S. Wyeoff, 104 Murray street, N. Y. J. II. Chase, Washington Mills, 44 E. R. Arnold, Severn River, Md B. N. Fox k Co. N. Y. Feb. 12—6m at k ; or a 50 pOK RENT. A STORE HOUSE, In Warwick, Cecil county, Md. formerly occupied as a Drug Store. For further particulars apply Mrs. LYDIA PEACOCK, Warwick, Md. IN Feb. 12—tf B uieuinu lumber. White, Red and Black Oak, and Gum Building Lumber, mixed or clear. White and Red Oak, Wheelright Plank, Ac. can be had at short notice, on the Chesapeake k Delaware Canal, or Delaware waters, at reasonable prices, by addressing J, B. FENIMORE, Feb, 12—3m Middletown, Del, Del. Gazette and Tribune ooaw3m and aen^ bill to advertiser, ■ bo Ex HEEVEff FOR SALE. * > FINE FIRST-CLASS OXEN, —(jfljWTf In No. 1 order, For Salp. Apply to-II .. it S. E. WILLS - Feb. 12—?t Near Cecil ton, Mdj