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The man's ed tive hour hour all and the first to and of most able the the "the and in B. omne the tions MIDDLETOWN, DEL. SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 1», 1870. OUR NAVAL. 1NBFP1CIKNCY. The British iron war steamer, Monarch, has gone in to Annapolis roads, and the Maryland Legislature is taking measures to extend the hospitalities of the State to the officers at the Capital. It is to be hoped that Congress, with a board of na val architects, will visit this British levia than, and learn something of the art of building iron war ships. Our own war vessels, according to the admissions of the Secretary of the Navy himself, arc wretched abortions, utterly unfit for offen sive warfare, and scarcely adequate to harbor defence. AVe have nothing afloat that could pretend to cope with the Mon arch, and the presence of this stupendous iron battery in our waters, has brought us as a people to a painful consciousness of our uavnl weakness, and the triumphs of British skill in naval architecture. It is believed, that in ease of hostilities, the Monarch could topple any- of our Atlantic cities about the ears of its inhabitants, and there would he no help for it. No wonder our government " roars as gently as a sucking dove," on the question of the Alabama claims, nnd that tho London Times and Pali Mall Gazette, both taunt us upon our naval inefficiency. lots At were was ted. es but fast and the the of for at Woman Scffraoe.— Two Territories have woman suffrage a reality—Wyoming and Utah. The latter granted it last week through its Legislature, nnd the hill was immediately signed by Acting Governor Mann, and became a law. The right could not have been granted at a more op portune period. A chance for a practical test was immediately given. On Monday last Salt Lake City held its charter elec tion. We have often been promised that if the women had the ballot they would soon put an end to much of the legalized vice that now prevails, and that especially the women of Utah would throw off their present degradation—poligamy. It is known that a feud exists among tho Mor mons, and that one of the points of differ ence between them is this very question of poligamy. The poligamists under Brig ham Young, and the anti-poligamists, un der young Joe Smith, are struggling for thcasccndency—-Brigham to retain it; Joe to acquire it. The wonicu can therefore decide the question. If they vote against foligamy they will make a strong argu ment iu favor of their franchise ; if for it they strike a stunniDg blow at their priv ilege. Iu Wyoming tliero arc but few women, and their enfranchise is of little practical significance, but iu Utah, where they outnumber the men, aud where they can, if they will, put an cud to tho grea test infamy against their sex that was ever conceived, the right means something. Their ballot against poligamy will he far more effectual than the law against it con templated by Congress. At the municip al cleetion of Salt Lake City, recently held, the Brigham Young ticket ga9 elected by a large majority. Not more than a dozen women exercised their privilege of voting, About an equal number on each side. at Tux Fifteenth Amendment —The Fif teenth Amendment is accomplished, ex cept that it has not yet been officially pro claimed by the President, an act which will probably bo deferred till the 22d of February, to give it eclat. introduced in the Senate on Monday by Mr. Morton, looking to the enforcement » of the Fifteenth Amendment. It pro vides that all citizens of the United States, without distinction of race, color or pre vious condition of servitude, who are otherwise qualified by law to vote, shall be entitled to vote at all elections for President and for members of Congress, and at all State, county, towuship and municipal elections held under the au thority of the United States, or of any State. In casus where the assessment or payment of any tax is a qualification of an elector, the refusal or wilful neglect to assess or collect such tax is made puuisb able by fine not less than five hundred dollars and imprisonment one month, and forfeiture of five hundred dollars additional for each offence. Judges of election who shall refuse to receive the votes of such persons are to be punished to the same extent. The Circuit and District Courts of tho United States are given jurisdic tion over all proceedings under above provisions. That this or some similar measure will be adopted is absolutely eertain. And it is equally certain that this amendment will bo treated, some day, as though it had never besn. A hill was The puerilities of "Josh Billings," "B. Dad," "Naahy," and others, (in which there is scarcely a grain of wheat to a bushel of chaff) still continue to blur the columns of many of our contemporaries. The Ways and Means Committee, by a vote of eight to one, have agreed to re duoe the internal revenue *30,000,000. The income tax will he continued but ro l.OC'Al. AND STATE AFEAIRA Pc The two lectures of Dr. J. 0. McCabe on "\Vo 's Worth and Woman's Work,'' and "Wo man's Rights and Woman's Wrong9," deliver ed in the Town Hall, on Monday and Wednesday evenings, were attended by large and apprecia tive audiences. The first lecture occupied hour and a quarter In its delivery' the second, an hour and a half; and the subject seemed not at all exhausted, but Appeared* to wnlen and deepen and to swell into vast proportions, increasing in interest as The Reverend lecturer progressed in the consideration of the subject before him. The first lecture was a chaste, elegant, eloquent position, thrilling its auditors from its opening to its close. The second pointed the shafts of ridicule against the clamor for "woman's rights'' and female suffrage, the ludicrous illustrations employed provoking the laughter and applause of the audience. Un the latter part of his sub ject—" Woman's Wrongs," the lecturer was earnest and eloquent, proving himself to be a most gallant champion of the sex, willing and able to wield a lance in the defence of woman, in the sphere in which enlightened civilisation and Christianity lmd placed her. His recital of the beautiful und pathetic lines of Hood's "one more unfortunate," was thrilling, and challenged the admiration of every listener. These lectures are calculated to do much good, and to overthrow the fallacies of such writers as John »Stuart Mill, "the polished infidel of the Westminster Review" and his co-laborers in the propagation of error, in this country—Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Phœbe Cozzens, Ôlive Logan, et id omne genua. They ought to lo delivered in all the towns and cities where these newfangled tions about " Woman's Rights" have obtained audience. 15th and E. ted the fruit, the more that to of to but there of of a enter tion roady of land year in It nish in had no all used or He nnd held not ing was The Spruance City Enterprise. —The Smyrna Times furnishes the following account of the drawing :—The drawing for the Spruance City lots took place yesterday on the premises, as per announcement. The Dover Cornet Baud enliv ;d the town about 9 o'clock,"aud proceeded to "Font Hill," hut arrangements not being com pleted at 10, the drawing was postponed until 1. At the time appointed from 400 to 500 people were assembled to wituess or participate in the drawing, which, owing to the inclement weather, was made in one of the buildings. Mr Spruance organized the business by calling Mr. Jonathan Brown to preside. Mr. Pierce Biggs was elected Secretary, and three judges, Jos. Roberts, Wm. McWhorter nnd P. F. Nickerson, were appoin ted. The preliminary drawing then commenced —that is, drawing for turns to draw. The judg es placed the numbers in envelops, which w placed in the wheel. Mr. Win. Worden was ap pointed to draw the tickets, the numbers on which indicated each persons turn. The drawing proper commenced us soon as this was through. Each purchaser (if present) drew his number. There were 38G lots, 30 of which were not sold ; but the full number of tickets were put in the wheel. Great interest was manifested, and as fast as the purchasers drew their tickets they rushed for a plot to see if they were one of the fortunate "prizers." Until the mansion was drawn there was a nervous anxiety shown by many that was amusing to the disinterested ; and when the lucky number ( 380) did come the fortunate ludy was almost overwhelmed with the congratulations of her enthusiastic German friends. There were eleven prizes—lots with houses on them—eight of which were drawn, ns follows: 380, mansion, Mrs. Christiana lleimer dinger, of Philadelphia; 309, A. MeConaughy ; 308, John A. Caveuder; 359, J. P. Mnnlovc, of Grecnsborough ; 300, John Maclary, of Leipsic ; 301, Mrs. Jos. E. Williams; 302., S. D. Kielkopf, of Philadelphia ; 329, Henry C. Spruance. The others were left in the wheel and consequent^' *ert to Mr. S., who had 30 chances. A her uf other lots, by reason of location, are val uable, but many of the purchasers, as they looked for their lots in the undefined limits of the fields, seemed to think their possession! so Utopian that their faces wore ns sad an expression as if they lmd been defeated for the sheriff s office or lost all their able-bodied relations. The mansion lot is valued at from $2,500 to $3000; the other prizes at from $500 to $800. A number of the best lots are valued at from $125 to $200. by a of be et Dover was thrown into a state of great excite ment ou Monday last, by an attempt of a negro man named Nathan Anderson, to commit a rape on a young lady named Emma Flick. Miss Flick was on her way home from the Methodist Church at Dover, where she had attended the noonday service, and was walking on the ruil road track, and when passing through a branch about a mile and a half from the depot, the negro entirely ked save nis boots, emerged from under the tres tle work after she had passed over, and seized her. A struggle ensued, but the villain taking alarm at the approach of some children, took to as arrested and identified by the young lady, next day, and committed to jail. It is said the Sheriff hud to summon a posse to guard the jail and prevent the excited people from lynching the prisoner. Miss Flick is about sixteen years old, and the daughter of a New Yorker, who has lived someyearsin the vicinity. A colored man named John Sykes was arrested at Townsend on the 11th inst. charged with hav ing broken open the money drawer of the Rail Road Station at that place, and taking therefrom some twenty or thirty dollars. He was held in custody till next day, when he confessed the rob bery, aud that he had the money concealed in his boots. Twenty-two dollars nnd some cents were recovered, when the negro was put upon the car* to be sent to New Castle Jail, in custody of an officer. At Armstrong's Corner, the negro with his hands tied behind him, leaped from the cars, while the train was running fifteen or twen ty miles an hour, and made his escape, nnd is still at large. Barn Burnt. —The barn of Israel Gunkle, liv Dexter's Corner, Appoquinimink Hund red, was destroyed by fire on Thursday night the 10th inst. about " wood chooping" that day and the party imbibed too freely of whiskey, among them one John Ellis, who became heiplcss and had to be put in the barn. In the night some time it is supposed he lighted n match to find his way out and thus communicated the flames to the straw. It was at first thought that Ellis was burnt up. He. escaped, however, to the branch, leaving his boots and stockings sticking in the mud along his route of exit. Mr. Gun kle's loss is about $700 The New Castle Levy Court. —The "dead lock" 1ft tho New Castle County Levy Court ter minated on Tuesday, Mr. Ingram being present and giving the Republicans one majority. Tho Commercial says that after a discussion ns to his eligibility, the Court went into an election, publican Treasurer. Collectors, Attorney, aud Trustees of Poor were elected. After the elec tion was over the Democrats presented a protest, which was laid on the table. flight. He ex of by pre are for and au any or an to and who such same that day, ! was mg o'clock. Mr. G. had or two of Rc Fertilizers. —At a meeting of the Farmers' Club, of Dover, last week, it was estimated that there were sold in that county last year at least 2,000 tons of fertilizers, at more than $50 per ton, amounting to $100,000. decided that fertilizers were best for corn, and guano for wheat. Most of the standard fer tilizers were recommended. average cost of It Cornelius Watson, living on the farm of John Fieldsborough, had elevçn mid C. Corbitt, dlings and three shoulders of bacon stolen from him on the night of the 8th inst. The baron was kept in the granary. Five ßcarch warrants issu ed against as many parties, failed to leud to its discovery. On Thursday morning, a little son of John Finnegan, only five years old, fell off the wharf at New Castle, and wasdrowred. The child was almost immediately taken from the water by Miss Annie »Sarnnld, a young lady of 17. and efforts made to restore him, but life was extinct. Mrs. Mary Voss, died at her residence in Ches tertown, the 7th inst. in the 90th year of her age. She was born in Sassafras Neck, Cecil co. on the 18th of January, 1781, and has resided in Chestertown since 1826. "B. a the The Lyceum will meet in the Library Room of the Town Hall o'clock. "Should capital punishment be abol ished?" is the question for discussion. Judge Morsel I, an officer in the and U. S. District Judge, died recently in Wash ington, at the advanced age of 95. He was uncle to Rev. Dr. Morsell, of Smyrna. Mr. Anderson Parker, aged 76 years, formerly of Delaware, died at bis residence near Easton, Md on Wednesday week Monday evening next, at 8 a re ro of 1813, Pc nil ml» Fruit Grower* Association. are that who once time. This association met at Dover, on Tuesday, the 15th instant. In the absence of the President and Vice Presidents, on motion of Mr. Fulton, E. J. Carter was called to the chair. After the readiug of the minutes of the annual session, which were adopted, Mr. Fulton presen ted several communications from the President of the association and the presidents of the different railroad companies, in relation to carriage of fruit, which without reading, were referred to the Committee on Railroad Transportation, for a more definite report. The report of the Committee on Water C munication being called for, Mr. Hevcrin stated that he deemed it unnecessary for the committee to report more than progress. The indications of a large crop were not yet sufficiently developed to enable the committee to make a final report ; but the association might rest assured that, if there was a large crop, there would be plenty of competition in the carriage of fruit. The success of last year's experiments, when over 250,000 baskets were sent l»y water in insufficient boats provided at very short notice, was an indication of what we might expect the present season with a large crop, a large number of first class boats having already been tendered the committee to enter into competition with the railroad c necessary for the associa tion to have control of the boats, in order to regulate the shirting time from each laudiug. Parties in New York, owning steamboats, were roady to contract, but the committee deavoring to get the boats subject to the control of the association. Mr. Todd said he had no doubt of the entire success of water transportation ; parties in Mary land who last year shipped by Railroad were this year determined to send their fruit through the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal to New York by water. Mt. Fulton thought that some arrangements should be made to take the fruit down the creek in lighters to the different steam boat landings. It would be necessary to ascertain whether the steamboat companies or the shippers would fur nish lighters. Mr. F. then read a communication from Mc Daniel and Todd, Attorneys of the Association in New York resigning their appointment ss such. Mr. Samuel Townsend said he did not see the necessity for accepting the resignation as they had never been employed by this association in a single case, Messrs. Todd and Day advocated the nccepianee of the resignation, which was finally accepted. * Mr. Townsend inquired whether the corres pondence of the President had been rend, and went on to state that there was a powerful com bination against the peach growers. There was no trouble with the P. W. k B. Railroad, it was all with the Camden k Amboy. Mr. Todd, Trea surer, read, his report, there being $80 80 on hand. Une of the members of the association presented a bill for expenses to New York. Mr. Townsend opposed the wasting of time over such trifling things, when by a little effort, $ 00,000 might have been saved, if the association had used their inf* .;cc and got the four cents per basket from sey City to New York deducted from their expenses. Another leak might be stopped by having the baskets promptly returned or make the Commission merchants pay for them. He had spent $500 in going back and forth to New York in the interest of the fruit growers, nnd he would not think of presenting his hill. He wanted to know if a meeting could not be held in Middletown, for his part he was tired of coming to Dover to meet a half dozen who had not yet got waked up to the importance of the peach growing interests. If this could not meet in Middletown, he w forming another association for the peach grow ing section of New Castle County. Mr. Brown, reminded Mr. Townsend that he was a member of the committee on Railroad Transportation, and hoped that he had some re port to make upon which the association could base some action. He believed Mr. T. was on the committee the See gage of of last. at punies. He said it w and the vee in full She in kid ted of ; en Association of of as baskets ami fie had not yet heard 1 any report from that committee. lie 'was very lucky for lie got nil his baskets, and had no rea- I son to complain. Mr. Townsend wanted instructions from tlie Association, if they said so he would wait imme diately upon the offi< ers of the Camden k Am boy road, and tell them that we would never ship another peach over it until they would pro tect them from robbers and thieves, and he would tell the commission men of New York that we would absolutely refuse to pay the four cents a basket freight between Jersey Citv and New York. Mr Brown said the whole matter belonged to tho Committees, and hoped they would make a report to the Association, and he had no doubt that recommendations of the committee would be adopted by the association. After a long desultory conversation between the members, in which it was claimed by Mr. Ilovcrin that peaches could be shipped by water for ten and not higher than fifteen cents per bask et from any point on the Delaware river, a mo tion was made and carried to have the names of the members of the following committees published : Committee on Water Transportation—James L. Ilevcriu, William Townsend, John Emerson, Charles Brown, George W. Cummins. Committee on Railroad Transportation—John P. Cochran, Charles Beastcn, Serick F. Sim 11 cross, George W. Cummins, Samuel Townsend, Henry Todd, John W. Houston, Charles Brown, William Polk. Committee on Consignments and Sales—Henry Todd, »Samuel Townsend, James L. Hevcrin, Charles Brown, II. N. Willetts. The association then adjourned to meet in Dover, on Tuesday, the 19th of April.— Com mercial. in favor of in in is his to the ter Tho his aud Peninsula Machine Works. —We regret to lice that these valuable works, loented iu this town, are still unoccupied, and can but wonder, that works of ihe kind, so convenient if not es sential to the farmers of the peninsula, should be permitted to stand idle, i business community like this. There is money to he made in the manufacture and repair of ag ricultural machinery, in these works; money has been made there in the past, and again. We sincerely wish some capitalist would look after these works, and gladden our ears with the sound of the steam whistle again. The shops are under a light rent, and contain a good fif teen-horse engine and huiler in good order, line shafting lathes, boring mill, drill presses, planes, saws, and full sets of tools in the machine shop, a wood and pattern shop fully equipped with wood working tools; a blacksmith shop and full sets of forges, tongs, kc. suitable for a first class shop, together with a foundry containing a large lot of pattern*, flasks, a new cupola, ladle, kc. all of which are in good order, and could be put in operation in an hour. Wc lcaru that the pres ent owner will dispose of the tools, machinery, and stock, at a very great sacrifice, and will make the terms of payment very easy. A large and profitable trade might be done in these shops; in the foundry alone arc the patterns for reapers, horse-powers, and other implements used for miles around. Let your business merABok at the matter, und take steps to form a stock company and start the enterprise upon ft solid basis, and render it one of the business attractions of our town. Mr. John Townsend, of Townsend, Del. on Thursday afternoon, ordered a colored his employ to gear his horse to his carriage, when the negro began to swear at him, and seized a stone, threatening violence. Mr. Townsend ran into the house after his pistol, and returning, found the negro had fled. He at once lodged complaint against him before Esquire Hall, who had him arrested, and Mr. T. swore his life and property against him, when in default of $1000 bail, he" was committed to New Castle Jail. Removals. —Quite a number of removals will take place in the Spring. L. H. Davis, of this town, will remove to Odessa; C. C. Foster, of Odessa, will remove to this town, also J. T. Budd from Townsend. Mr. Thomas J. Willis, from the vicinity of Odessa, returns to Maryland. Mr. James Doughten will shortly remove from his present residence, neur Fieldsborough, Del. to a farm in Miles River Neck, Talbot county, Md. opposite »St. Michaels. Mr. Henry Jones removed from the vicinity of this town, on Tuesday last, to the firm which he purchased last summer, near Kennedyvillc, Kent county, Md. His many personal friends here parted with him with regret. He is a thorough farmer, and will be au acquisition to the commu nity where he now lives. Geo. Warner, Chief Engineer -of the Delaware ! Rail Road has resigned to take effect 1st March. of •tive, energetic be made Rc that least fer of mid was its was Miss her co. in of abol uncle 8 week J. in roads away oue felt The er, The Town Lota adveitised to-day, in the Mid dletown Scheme, by George W. Ingrain k Co. are going off with rapidity. Books were only Wednesday last, and we are advised that forty lots have already been taken. Those who wish to secure a chance had better do so at once while they have the opportunity, as it is probable they will all be ta time. opened very brief in night anx A little three year old girl was iously awaiting the return of her father, amt looking up the ruitrolld saw the head light of the engine coining toward her, she ran iu the house exclaiming, "Mamma, oh Mamma, here comes Papa in the Moon." Thc Town Hall Companv offer for rent i perior business location, where the Bank is _ situated. Possession given on the 25th of March. See advertisement in this issue. A report favorable to endorsing the first mort gage bonds of the Kent Rail Road, to the amount of $300,000, has been made in the City Council of Baltimore. Victor Green, Esq. of this town, lmd all his chickens, 36 in number, stoleu on Thursday night last. " Wm. It. Muncy lias been appointed Postmaster at Blackbird, vice Samuel It. Warren, resigned. the to der ing been ply kind they The fair financiers of Wall street—the three sisters, Mrs. Woodhull, Mrs Clafliu and Mrs. Miles, the latter constituting the " Co." of the concern—opened their handsomely-fitted up apartmeuts in Broad street, that city, on »Saturday, Quite a le vee was held. Representatives of all the leading houses in the "street" paid their respects, says the Commercial Advertiser, wishing the fair operators hearty success in their new venture. The ladies smiled graciously upon all comers. The senior member of the firm is by far the best looking, as the polite attentions shown her full well showed ; she is to all appearances considerably more than sixteen years of age, though a long way oft'yet from forty. She weighs about one hundred and sixty pounds ; she is a blonde ; her hair is be lieved to be natural, and is tastefully ar ranged ; she uses imported ox marrow to dress it—as she favors the " bull" interest in nearly all her speculations. She was attired in a dark blue cmpress-cloth dress, made in the latest stylo and neatly trim med ; her shoes are No. 5's, and are of kid ; black jet ornaments adorned her per son, and over her left ear lies gracefully poised a magnificent gold pen. The ju nior partuer, Mrs. Clatiin, is rather petite ; she is of a sanguine and rather nervous temperament, and looks as if an unexpec ted reverse would tell heavily upon her constitution. It does not require any especial foresight to predict that the hulk of the anticipated business will fall heavily upon the alabaster shoulders of her sister. The office iu which the ladies have started out on their financial sea of troubles has a Tho ces ous the and ed bad name to begin with, having been the headquarters of the notorious forger G ray, and for a time the golden prison of his little " Birdie " Htill they arc sntiguiuc of living down all the former associations of the place. It is said that as far back as 1857 they were known in St. Louis and 1 other Western cities as medical clairvoy auts and spiritualists, I A New Ink.— Tho Chestcrtown Truu script says :—General 11. Clay Crawford of our town, has discovered, while making some chemical experiments, a black writ- &c. ing ink, which ia likely to supercede all inks now iu use. It is black, flows freely from the pen, which it docs not corrode, °l can be sold cheaper than inks now on the markot, and is perfectly indellible. The strongest acids applied to this ink will on- 0,1 ly turn it a red color, while the ordinary oxalic acid of the shops will completely efface other inks. For all legal instru- of incuts this ink is invaluable. For cancel- ^ ling stamps it is perfectly effectual, it be ing impossible to remove the ink. An other valuable property it possesses is, that freezing docs not impair it. The dif ference between this and other inks is this —that where other inks are a chemical combination, this is a mechanical combi nation, and is consequently affected neith er by cold nor heat. General Crawford is now largely engaged in its manufac ture, and it will soon be introduced in the large cities of the country. It is already generally used in our town. No Longer Submissive. —Several of the Catholic countries of Europe, inclu ding Spain, have announced to the Pope that they will not be bound by any de cisions of the Council that shall be hostile to their constitutions, or that shall require them to acknowledge a superior earthly power. The German Catholic Bishops recently met at Fulda, to consult their action in regard to the Council. They have (issued a letter, signed by nineteen of the Bishops, in which they do not ap prove the exalting into a dogma tho in fallibility of the Pope, and oppose the restoration of the institutions of " bygone periods" that are " in contradiction with the requirements of the present time." In spite of the »Jesuits, the Pope may not dare to press that dogma upon the present oecumenical Council. Exclusive of the two Atlantic cable companies, not less than ten submarine telegraph schemes, with a capital of $35, 000,000, havo been promoted or comple ted withiu a few months. The capital of the British Indian submarine telegraph from Suez to Aden and Bombay is alone put down at $19,000,000; the Falmouth, Malta, and Gibraltar line at $3,900,000 ; the West India and Panama line at $3, 300,000 ; the British Indian extension from Ceylon to Singapore at $2,500,000; the China submarine telegraph at $4,900, 000 ; the China and Japan extension of the Great Northern Telegraph at $3,500, 000 ; anil the Panama and South Pacific This wonderful activity is exciting some alarm lest the work be overdone, and the London Economist ad vises quiet people uot to meddle with ca ble companies. for the on a ran this of the of he as to at $1,900,000. All Europe reports intensely cokl weath er, on Saturday. At Paris the thermom eter indicated 30 degrees below freezing point. The Elbe was entirely closed to navigation on account of the ice, and the practice of tho Oxford and Cambridge boats crews on the Thames had to bo sus pended. Let our ice dealers start instant ly for the Elbe. At Hoboken, N. J. the citizens have organised a night patrol, for protection a gamst incendiaries. For the Middletown Transcript. The courso of lectures delivered this week in the Town Hall, by the Rev. Dr. J. 0. McCabe, have doubtless, demon strated the fact that that species of enter tainment and instruction can be sustained in our community. The first lecture, al though the cveniug was unlikely, and the roads bad, drow a very large and appre ciative audience—the second brought to gether a still lurger one, and none went away dissatisfied, except, perhaps, some oue or two in favor of the strong-minded movement, who, as the lectures were on "Woman's Worth and Woman's Work," "Woman's Rights & Woman's Wrongs," felt the force of his satire and his facts. The appreciation of the company, howev er, by repeated instances of approval, gested the old and apt quotation Hamlet— " Let the galled jade wince, unwrung." withers are During his first lecture, he illustrated the spontaneous chivalry of man. every where, iu regard to the sex, by the almost universal reprobation, throughout this country, and in foreign lands, of the cele brated New Orleans order by the officer commanding there at that time, in regard to the manner of treating certain offending females. Tho Doctor, having learned that some friends who were present, were un der the impression that this reference was soinewTiat political in its bearing, took oc casion the next evening, before commenc ing bis lecture, to disavow most emphati cally, and having stated in the frankest uiatiner his regret that he should have been misunderstood, gave outsiders to un stand pretty plainly that their praise or blanio, was, with him, a matter of perfect indifference, closing his explanation by quoting from General Butler's recent re ply to Hon. Mr. Cox, of N. Y. "Shoo fly, don't boddor me." The small effort made by those who were uot present at the first lecture to make a prejudicial handle of the Doctor's illustration, when nothing of a political kind was intended, in the signal rebuke they received, might suggest another old saw— Cease vipers yc gr file." VlNDEX. The Colored Political Element.— Tho Baltimore Sun says, tho anticipated consummation of the 15th amendment, giving colored men in all the States the right of suffrage, seem to have begotteu activity not only in the way of political meetings and movements among tho poli ticians of that race in this city, but also with the view of procuring ofticc. It is represented that already the rush for pla ces is so great that certain officials find some difficulty iu disposing of the numer ous applicants. For some time past dele gations of colored men have appeared in the rotunda of the Exchange buildiug, seeking inteiviews with Collector Thomas and Postmaster Denison. It is under stood that the colored republicans demand ed of the collector a certain number of in speotorships and positions as watchmen, &c. The applicants for the postoffice po sdtions look for a limited number of pointments as letter carriers, or collectors °l letters from the street boxes. Post master Denison, it is understood, has re plied to the delegations that have waited 0,1 him, telling them that nearly all the employees in hi*dej nrtment had faithfully served in the army and navy, and many of them were maimed in fighting the bat ^ ea which eventually gave the colored »»an hia freedom, that he is satisfied with the manner in which they perform their duties, and that he does not design mak »»g changes. Collector Thomas, it is al loged, makes no promises, not apparently being prepared to remove one set of re publicans to make room for another. ap Conspiracy in Paws—The Emperor's Life Said to be in Danger.— Thirty-five persons were nrrested in Paris on Satur day ou suspicion of being engaged i:i plot agaiust tho life of the Emperor. In all cases arms were found upon the per sons of the prisoners. They wero con fined in tho Prison Mazas au Secret on the Boulevard Mazos, and will be proceeded against, forthwith. Notwithstanding the Paris officials are anxious to make the people believe Ahero is no truth in the ru mor of a plot to take the Emperor's life, yet the fact is too apparent to admit of doubt. The people Imre determined get rid of Napoleon. The French are tickle and excitable people, and there no telling to what extent they will go accomplish their purpose. of ; of be ad ca Death of one of the Haiipeu Broth ers. —Mr. »Joseph Wesley Harper, one the firin of Harper Brothers, publishers, New York, died at his residence, in that Mr. Har city, on Monday morning last, per conducted the literary correspondence of the house, and was well known to au thors in this country and Europe. The only two surviving of tho four brothers who founded the firm are (John and Fletch er Harper. The deceased was for forty years a member of the M. E. .Church, and was one of the best linguists of the day. He served an apprenticeship to tho print ing business. The firm of Harper Broth ers, of which the deceased was a member, was established in 1825, aud rapidly rose to distinction aud wealth. Disappeared. —Mr. William Whaley, formerly of this county, but for years past living near Church Hill, Queen Anne's county, left hia homo on New Year's morning to go to a neighbors', has not been heard of since. He had bout Ä800, the proceeds of his corn crop, with him, and it ia feared that he haabeen ♦foully dealt with. His family are left destitute circumstances, Mr. Whaley's ditors having taken his property their claims .—Easton Journal. aomc to the a to sfy North Carolina has the champion man. He has reached 143 years by of living on a purely vegetable diet drinking spring water, nnd is likely to as much longer, from all appearanoes. has survived seven wives, and as the one died sixty years ago he is beginning feel lonesome and talks about going court ing again 1 A Woman Shoots her Faithless lover in Church. —While the congregation of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Piqua, Ohio, were engaged in worship Sunday morning, a young woman nano d Mary Maher entered the church. After being seated a few moments she deliberat ely took a pistol from her pocket and shot a young man named Thomas Wise, who occupied a seat immediately in front of her. AVise, after being shot, and started toward the entry, uian pursued him, endeavoring to shoot him the sceond time, but was prevented by a policeman, who arrested her. It ap pears that Wise promised to marry her, but hud since engaged himself to another, which engagement was announced in church the same morning. AVise's con dition is rather critical. arose The wo Heaves in Houses. —A correspondent writes : Seeing spearmint and other arti cles recommended for .horses, prompts me to mention my experience with another valuable herb in the cure of the distressing and troublesome complaint. Feed no hay to the horse for thirty-six or forty-eight hours, and give only a pailful of water at a time. Then throw an armful of well cured smartweed before him and let him eat all he will. In all cuses where the cells of the lungs are not broken down, great rolief if not a perfect cure will follow. I havo seen a horse, with the heaves as bad as I ever saw, cured by one dose. Smartweed is valuable for many purposes, and should be laid away for uso when uceded. Maryland lias 373 square miles of oyster bed, 92 of which are closely covered, and the rest scattering. To protect these treas ures a regular commission has been ap pointed, of which the head officer has just made a report to the Legislature. He calls for au amendment of the laws, which, if secured, he thinks will provide for the employment of 20,000 men. At present 573 dredging vessels and 1,908 canoes are licensed for the traffic. Tho annual product is 3,500,000 bushels. The con sumption of bivalves is immense, aud is annually increasing, but as each adult oyster generates about one million young a year, the supply will hardly give out. ONE HUNDRED AND FOURTEEN VALUABLE BUILDING LOTS, IN MIDDLETOWN, DEL. RANGING FROM 40 by 120 to 50 by 250 FEET, All of which are eligibly' situated within the Tow e elevated, healthy d desirable building sites, arc now ottered by iimlts, and GEO. W. INGRAM & CO. To those who desire to purchase a site for dwellings or business locations, upon such terms and at such prices ns make them available to ev These Lots are situated BROAD, ANDERSON, LOCKWOOD, CRAW FORD, CATHERINE, WALKER, LAKE, COX, OLIVE, k WILSON STREETS, and are all valuable; and upon New Frame Dwelling, very nicely located aud worth $3,000. A large number of these lots arc worth $300 each; many more arc worth $200 each, while but a few are worth less than the price usked. subscribing will be guaranteed n lot. This is no lottery scheme, but places it within the reach of every one who desires, by small amounts, to secure a homestead. These lots are laid out upon wide streets, and arc all within a short distance-of the Rail Road Depot nnd within the town, aud are offered upon the following terms : All Lots are valued at ONE HUNDRED k EIGHTY DOLLARS EACH, and will be sold by subscription. At signing the subscription a payment of THIRTY DOLLARS rill be due upon each Lot subscribed for. As soon ns the numbers are all taken, the Lots will be drawn for, and the the purchaser will he considered his lot. In addition to the first cash payment, the pur chaser will Execute FOUR NOTES, at One, Two, and Four Years, for Thirty-Seven and a ith interest from date, and upon the payment of the last note a clear Deed will he given for the lot. All deeds nnd stumps to be at the expense of the purchasers. < opened and rapidly being filled mber drawn by half Dollars each, Books are t the office of GEO. W. INGRAM & CO. Brokers and Ileal Kstatc Agents, BROAD ST. ABOVE MAIN, MIDDLETOWN. ßAt' Correspondence by mail solicited. Plan of lots on exhibition at the oflice. February 19, 1870—tf J rrinE subscriber intending to quit farming, will sell at public sale, without reserve, on the farm known as the " Red House F poquiniinink Hundred, on the road lending from Middletown to Smyrna, 2 miles from the former place, on THURSDAY, MARCH 3rd, 1870, at 11 o'clock, a. m. all his stock and farming utensils, as follows : FIVE GOOD HORSES, suitable for farm or road use. No. 1, Bay Horse,( George, 8 years old, fine,style, will, work or drive anywhere; No. 2, Black Horse, Dandy, 7 years old. works well in any kind of harness; No. 3, Bay Mare, Fanny, 11 years old, works and drives well ; No. 4, a fine Brood Mare. Bell, 10 years old, with-foal by horse, aud is a good farm mare ;• No. 5, Bay Colt Clipper, 4 years old, well broken and, " ill drivé or work anywhere. • PUBLIC SALE. " in Ap celebrated seven Milch- cows, an with Calf; some of them will soon be in profit ; 2 Heiffcrs, 3 years old ; with Calf; 9 head of Young Cattle, 1 fine«Brood »Sow, Chester county White, with pig ; 2 Shoats of the sa me stock. 1 Russell's Çorahineif «Reaper and Mower, in good order ; 1 Rockaway Carriage and Harness, 1 lat® btyle York Carriage, nearly new ; 2 Farm Wagons, one with iron axle, nearly new ; 1 large Hay Rigging, 2 sets Wagon Gears, 1 Vanwicklc Fan, 4 cultivators, 5 ploughs, 2 of them Ilccken drfrft ; twin harrows, 1 corn drag, grindstone, wheelbarrow, plow gears, 1 revolving horse rake, in good order ; forks, rakes, shovels,hoes, spades, kc. 60 acres of wheat in the ground, Household and kitchen Furniture—1 churn k horse, a lot of milk pans, kitchen tables and chairs, butter tub, scales, and many other arti cles too tedious to mentiou. TERMS.—All sums under $20, cash ; on all sums of $20 and upward, a credit of 11 months will be given, purchaser'giving a bankable note, with an approved endorser, stamps and interest added. J. F. STEWART. Feb. 19.—ts fc>. M. Enos, Auc. a to S easoned oak and pine wood, sawed and Split, delivered in town, in quantities to suit, at *7 per curd, by E. T. EVEN'S. NEW STOVE, TIN, AND HOUSE-FURNISHING STORE. THOMAS II. ROTIIWELL'S NEW BUILDING, North Ride of Main Street,. Building. Weil of Town Hull, Middletown, Delaware. Where he has constantly on hand, and is pro pared to manufacture ALL KINDS OF TIN WAKE, At Short Notice. Particular attention paid to ROOFING AND SPOUTING. Urders respectfully solicited and promptly atten ded to. COOK STOVES. STAR, COTTAGE, NATIONAL, CHARM, PRIZE, & VICTOR COOK. PARLOR STOVES. ROQUET BASE, GAS, BURNING BASK, DIAL, VIOLET, REVERE, UNION AIR TIGHT. Stoves suitable for stores, offices, hotels, and school houses. Orders will be received anil promptly filled for any kind of Stove that may be ordered. GALVANIZED, RUSSIA, AND SHEET IRON, ZINC, COAL HODS, SEIVES, POKERS, SHOVELS, TEA KETTLES, BAKE PANS, WAFFLE IRONS SAD IRONS, BRASS & ENAMELLED PRESERVING K ETTLES, ENAMELLED SAUCE PANS. TEA HELLS, JAPANNED CHAMBER BUCKETS, SPITTOONS, WAITERS, LANTERNS, FLOUR AND PEPPER BOXES, SAND CLTS, MATCH SAFES (Cast Iron,) MOLASSES CUES, PEACH CANS, ( Soldered and Self-Seating ) PATENT CLOTHES FRAMES, Jtc. Ac. Ac. Prompt attention to business, moderate prices, competent workmen, and please, may at all times be expected by those who may favor him with their custom. determination to THE VAPOR COOKING STOVE. JVo Wood , no Coal , Stove Pipe, no Ashes, no Dirt, no Wood Boxes, vo Coal Scuttle, no Kindling Wood, But a Friction Match, And the fire in full blast in half a minute, ov hot iu two minutes, steak broiled in f utes, breud baked in thirty minutes, the fire en tinguished i Please call nnd examine it in operation at Thomas H. Rotliwell's Stove Store, MIDDLETOWN, DEL. of the stove for the State. moment. Sole owi Feb. 19— y piFTII Year of Publication ! I TUE DEMOCRA TIC ALMANA C FOR 1870. We have d the Democratic Alman It contains, besides the usual mat-* of tho , compared with previous ac for 1870. ter of all almanacs, full and official retur elections held lust y ones, the most important nets of the last session of Congress, lists of Federal and »Stute officers, members of Congress, chronology of ull import-» ant events of the year, statistical and other inform mation imlispensible to every politician, planter, farmer, merchant or mechanic. Orders will bo filled according to the date of their reccptiou. The cash must accompany all orders. 7'EIIAIS .—-Single copies, by mail, prepaid, 20 cents; 7 copies, by mail, prepaid, $1 ; 15 copies, by mail, prepaid, $2; 100 copies, by express, $12.- Address I AM E VIIIE, HORTON $ CO. Publishers, 1B2 Nassau st. N. Y, feb to—tf Dissolution of Co-partnership. N OTICE is hereby giveyi that the Partnership heretofore existing between the undersign ed. under the firm of SCOW I) RICK k MOORE, is this day dissolved by mutual consent, aud James II. Scowdrick is alone authorized to settle the business of the late firm. JAMES II. SCOWDRÏCK, WILLIAM II. MOORE. Middletown, Del. February 16th, 1870. Persons indebted to the lato firm will please make settlement with the subscriber as soon an possible, and persons having claims will present them to JAMES H. SCOWDRÏCK. Feb. 19—3t. F OH RENT.-*-The Room in the Town Hall now occupied bv tho Citizens' National Bank of Middletown. Possession given on, the 25th of March Apply to Feb. 19—tf Wm. It. BARK, See. FOR SALE. A PAIR OF MULES that will weigh é ffk. 2-100 pounds ; well matched ns tofflJK^s speed and size, and guaranteed sound and kind everywhere. To be sold solely because my farm is overstocked. Apply feb 19-tf WM. GREEN, Middletown, Del. H eavy westebn oats, weighing 36 to 40 pounds per bushel, and suitable for seed. Price $1 per bushel, sor sale by Feb. 19— ta E. T. EVANS. P EACII GROWERS, LOÔK TO YOUR IN TE RESTS, And buy your Baskets now, while a Superior Basket can be bought at a Low Price. A few thousand of the best HAND-MADE WHITE OAK SPLIT BASKETS k Ever 'offered for sale in bought cheap by applying early to A. T. Bradley, or R. Alvnn Cochran Feb. 12—6w Middletown, DeL Middletown, may bo ORONER!1 To the Democratic Voters of New Castle Co. Fellow Citizens; —At the earnest solicitation of mv friends I again offer myself us a candidat® for the nomination of Coroner of New Castle Co. thankful to my friends for the* support they gave me at the last nomination election, and pledge myself to abide tfie decision of the party. RICHARD GROVES, Delaware City, Feb. 5—In c and ■pOK SALE. ls,ooo Peach Tree*, * to Apply to Feb. 5—tf VEAZEY A Hl_„_ Near Cccilton. CsefK