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of of HIDDLITOWS, DEL. SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH IX, 1870. Tm PxxsiDKNTiai, Election.—C om binations are already forming between the Mends of the different aapirantrfbr Pres idential honors in 187^. Boutwell and Bntlor are already in tie field. Butler thinks that Grant is the only one in his wey. He does not look upon tho chances of any of the rest of them as comparable whh his own. Gen. Sherman, and Sena tor Snmner, each have their admirers, hot are not warmly pressed at the present time. They probably think it is •• time enough yet. tioned. On the Democratic side Ex-Sen ■tor Hendricks, of Indiana, is looming op, also Got. Hoffman, of New York. Gen. Hancock has many friends, and it is thought by some that Gen. McClellan ought to Jisto another obance ; that " lit tle Mao" or Hancock are tho " draw" Grant. A few, a very few, are of such easy credence as to suppose that tho Démocratie party would-rote for Chase, in the event of his nomination, how each a nomination is to bo effected, is the difficulty. Hoffman is the favorite of the Empire State, and backed by that powerful influence, he may be able to take the track ; but it it yet too, early to apeouiate upon the probable torn of events, as there may be many changea before that time arrives. A. T. Stewart is also mcn men to But, Tni DxoLttt* in Gold —The Baltimore Gaaette aaya—The heavy decline in gold haa had quite a marked effect in New York, and there ia more activity in trade at reduoed price«. Some of the retail chanta have already adopted the plan of paying out eilver change in auma not eeeding fifty cent« at one payment. They do thia at comparatively small loss, Canada ia overloaded with silver, which can now he purchased there at a heavy discount for gold. Thia must have its effect, and it ia not surprising that in banking cirelca an immediate resumption should be discuaaed. The great obstacle in the way ia the return of bonds from Europe. Government bonds are par abroad, and speculators who purchased them at forty and fifty cents on the dollar make a handsome profit by selling present prices. Quite a large amount has been thrown upon tho American market, and with the decline in cotten and the low price of breadatuffs, it ia feared that there" will soon be a drain of gold which will not only prevent a return to specie payments, but run up the premium. mer ex M now at a at Srxcti Patmxntb.— The Washington letter of the BostoD Post, under date of March the 8th says:—An early resump tion of apecie payments is under consider ation by leading member« of Congress. It ia regarded aa an opportune time to sume without serious résulta to the busi ness interests of the country. Senator William's resolution of to-day, providing that 50 per cent, of legal tenders be caived for customs dutieB, was in further ance of the acntimcDt in favor of tion. Secretary Boutwell has been quested to take action iu the matter, but he declines to give hia views upon the subject. The matter waa talked over in Cabinet session to-day, and it waa stated that information ia at hand that leading hanks are willhg now to pay specie for circulation but not on deposits. The jadgementof the Administration waa found to bo in favor of Utting affairs take their course uninterruptedly, as appearances in dicate au immediate resumption without further legisUtive or official action. re re rcBump re Patent Rights. —Many persona travelling through the country, selling patent rights, some of which are utterly worthless. are Beware of purchasing such things—unless you would be taken in and done for. We heard of a man who went through thia State recently, mnd in one of tho lower towns he had his pockets full of watches; be also had horses and other thin|a. for vbicii lie bad traded patent right«. Net one in twenty of these pa tent rights are ever profitable axcept to thoae who sell them. - Retail dealer« in New York, Philadel phia and other places, are paying out sil ver change for fraction« of a dollar. Donghten, in Wilmington, ia doing the aame thing. The people aro taking the start of our moneyed institutions, in the work of specie payment. Tb« Wilmington Journals Bay :—It ia now pretty generally conceded tbat Messrs. Harry and Lewis "will get nearly all the colored votes of this city it tits Republi can nomination for Sheriff. The New York papers all assert that tha returns from the town cleetions throughout the State ere more favorable to the Democracy than at any time daring the last twenty years. The last Philadelphia conundrum ia, " What becomes of raptured burglars' fooio," - - Rail Road Freights. —Tho schedule of iuorcMad fre^ hta racently ado p ted by Ihe iU'il Rpailfi^psBy,. is haVing the effect to Iwtè the- business of tho road. Merchants and others «re shipping of their hesrier articles by water to Odes sa, and hauling them to this place, sating, by tho change, «Wwf'one-half. Bacon, molasses, sugar, salt, Ac. are brought in this way to Middletown, at about half the expense chargeaklo by the Rail Road. of one A merchant, êf .tEia town, who paid the Rail Road $L99 on a hogshead of molassos, shipped a like bulk via Odca «a, at a freights i proportion." '''nie 'teach Grower« ire not the only aggrieved parties who complain account of the higjb rates of freight oharged by the Rail Road ; and unless the Road should modify its chargea, freightu) ganterpçisea wilFhe startpd which will eventuate iu permanent injury to ' the Rail Road. on No less than seven leading propositions for the revival of ip'phg, and between so many projects and counter projeets there is dan ger that they will all fall to the ground. The policy of tÿvjÿ^Jlieti^nd-drawback», is mere temporising. If commeroe ia to be revived, we must go to the root of the matter, are now be Amerittnf I re uod and the prohibition tariff on all articles used in ship-biiilding per, cordage, duck, and everything else. Then our mechanics will find employment again in the ooristrwctlon of beautiful clip pers, and the sails of our commerce will, as in the past, whiten every sea. cop It is rumored; that a company of East ern men have purchased tho Maryland and Delaware Railroad, which extends from Clayton to Easton. The terms have not transpired. We have received from a " New York Commission Dealer," a reply to Mr. Sam uel Townsend's - letter, which ia doferred until our next.' o A The Frovideut.Aid Society are sending the negroes, out of Washington to the Mississippi plantations. Hon. Thomaâ F. Bayard will please ac cept our thanks documents. 10 11 For the Aliddletoicn Transcript. To the Citizens of ^Ilddletown. Delaware, *n<| 9Hlrbeadiag%oantr)r, At a meeting of the " Middletown Library Association," ^jbeld their - room on Monday, February 24th, the updcfsigqed werp. appointed a Committée^to^make Known to the pubjic, the object of the AsaaciA^dn,'(now only in its ini tial,) and to ask their co-operation in its per manent establishment in our midst, as a thing needed, and desirable. The object is, to have a Public Library in MiddletownyeUx l>ç our To*n Hall, which is ali'eàoy an attractive and prominent point of interest and of pride in our community. In that Hall, «Appointments, meet several Socïètiçs—dhe M^so^ic, the.Good Temp lars, and thë*bewfV 3 3oi'e;uj)ized Lyceum, x It is the desire of our WWW litwéns, Wtro have asso ciated together for the purpose of trying to ~ tablish this Town Library, that others should vnite in that which we think is not only a praise worthy and laudÀbU. undertaking, but one of positive benefit 'to 'öuf whole 'community. There are few private libraries in our vicinity cellancous, as to furnish W/. tlm^poks which the scholar niay nwd ntf'hiî various references, or the lover of a lighter literature would care to select from for recreation. The library of the Clergyman, is, to some exteuUa specialty, so that of the Lawyer and the Physitian aud though, doubtless, there are in many instances very se lect private collept4QBl of volume, yet to these, but lew, comparatively, can have access. There is, sometimes, a very proper indisposition on the part of owners of books, to lend them out ; for, as a general thing, no*book is returned in the same good condition-as when loaned. Mauy are deterred from lending out their books from this consideration, and many, who would doubtless be glad to improve their minds by reading, are, trom motives of delicacy—-from diffidence and modesty, restrained freim asking a favor of the kind which might be grudgingly rendered. Many, if not most of the young community, are nofirt possession of the means to purchase all the really good and proper books they would read, if within their reach. NVe want to establish a Town Library, by which arrangeipentr the difficulties referred to may, in a' great mchsurej be obviated, nnd each class alluded to, relieved. We want co-opera - tion. We want countenance. . We want the poople of this vicitfîtÿ' Who nave the means, the influence, and the mil to do good, to ut in furthering this unkertakiug. Do take terest in the matter ! Do something towards raising still higher jDJje character of the tbwn and its surrounding country, for intelligence—for litrrary taste, for a desire for mental cultivation ! The cost of the inconsiderable, we should hope, forîhy man wpo can ruise five dollars per annum, (aMPfbttn retûrn access for himselt and his family for a whole year, to the reading ol the book of the library,) to hesitate in becoming a member. The Committee beg all who may be disposed to favor this undertaking, Wither by becoming members 'ôF'tîy contribu tions in books or money,—to correspond by let or by personal communication, with the Board of Directors of "the Middletown Library Association ' ' c^mûpsgi follow ing gen tle men : J. M. Cox, WmTpreen. H. A, Nowland, J. B. Clarkson, rimT B8*tnTWynolds, Ksqs. ; any one of whom will Uko«plta0\irejn receiving such aid for the association and io furnishing all cessary informaübn. r . % I Uli a m G reen, . '• J JiB!r?î»irfoN, D. T). J. Collins MoOabe, Dl D. 10 BO IUI8 men in our ter, Accident.— A sThôrfcaâ Murray, of this, town, was proceeding to theTfesltience'of. Jefemiah Ç, Price, in Sassafras Neck, a few days since, hav ing a lady, her child and nurse, in his carriage, hia horse took fright at a wagon load of hay, und turning suddenly, upset the carriage, broke it, and threw them all out. They were all more or less bruised. —• In Vermont, recently, a little.girl fell into the water, was carried down under tba ice for about five 'rods, seven foot dam, and passed through an underground race-way for a distance of fif teen rods to another dsm, and waa then rescued alive, and is doing well. went over a A school teacher near Greet!field, Indi ana, named Dunn, Wednesday atrnck one of hia scholars, named Gadot, on the head with an iron poker, from- the effects of which the boy died Thursday night. Dunn haa been arrested %r.J leOCA.1« AND STATE AFFAIRS. .C.Wt^'WfARV.AmuvsBSABY.—The. Juvenile Mis sionary Society of the M. K. Church, of this town, held its tenth anniversary, on Wednesday even ing last. Twenty banners, inscribed with the names of as many classes, were borne in the hands of the children.. .A large globe,'constructed in sections to represent the four grand divisions the Earth,—Europe, Asia, Africa nnd America,— net upon -the -platform by four snip! I boys, dressed ill costume,:to represent the -distinctive peculiarities of the inhabitants of those regions. The Asiatic, the African and the American, were colored to nature, the latter representing an In dian cltief,.decked out with fringes snd feathers, and presenting a very raithftil similitude of the red man of the forest. The Mongolian, with tawny face and flowing trousers, confined about the ankles;.was also a fair type of his race! while tile little Fifteenth Amendment wns ns sooty as burnt cork could make hint. Tire Ihtlo European was a fair representative of the pure Caucasian, and stood peerless among his fellows. The so ciety reported $152 as the result of their labors during the past year, $100 of which was for Mis sionary, $52 fdrSunday Çchool puposcs. A prize banner was awarded to tile "Bible Students, " for making the largest contribution ; but the aggre gate offerings falling short of a hundred dollars, the "Bishop'Scott'' class made up the deficiency, and the banner was subsequently awarded to theqt. But, the young gentlemen composing that clasR, very gallantly, througlrtbeir preceptorand pasfpr, Rev. Hr. Colclnzcr, awarded it to the "Cheerful Givers," a class of radies. Miss Marion Burn presided at tho organ, nnd the singing of several pieces, elicited admiration at the accuracy and efficiency with which the children Imd been trained in vocal harmony. Bev. Dr. Patton: of the Presbyterian Church,, made a very appropri ate address, after which the Society was dismiss ed with the 'benediction. Of Tan Joint Public Discussion— The joint discus ston between the Middletown and Smyrna Lyce um^, will come-off at the.Town Hall, in this town, on Tuesday evening next, at half past 7 o'clock. The question chosen is— "ShouldChinese emigra tion be encouraged?" It is to be discussed by two disputants und one alternate from ench Lyce um. The Affirmative will be sustained by Mes srs. J.^ W. Edwards, II. R. Penington, disputants, Dr. W. T. Collins, alternate, on the part of the Smyrna Lyceum ; and the Negative by Messrs, tv' a *' ans ' Edward Reynolds, disputants, and II. A. Nowlund, alternate, on behalf of the Mid dletown Lyceum Each disputant to have fwo speeches of twenty minutes. The discussion will take place in the auditorium of the Town Hall, hich will be thrown open on the occasion, free to all who choose to attend. The question is well chosen. It is a practicul one, and has occupied public attention, to a considerable extent, for some time post. It is one which should be well considered by the American people inuil its bear ings, moral, social,industrial and political ; for upon its proper solution, depends important_' sequences. Three Judges are to be chosen from the audience on the evening of the debate, who will decide the question. No doubt a large audi ence will be in attendance. The Amphion Band will enliven the occasion by choice music. . Middletown Academy. —The regulur examina tion ot the students of the Academy for the pres eut term will begin on Wednesday next, at one o clock, p. ii. and continue until Friday night. A general invitation is extended to parents and others who may be interested. The following * the order of the examination in each study. WEDNESDAY, P. M. 1 o'clock, Book-Keeping and B Latin Class, 2 " Familiar Science and French Geometry and Geography. THURSDAY, A. M. U. S. History and C. Arithmetic, Greek and German, A Algebra and B Arithmetic. is 3 9 o'clock 10 11 p. M. 1 o'clock, B Algebra and English History, 2 ' A Grammar, "'-va B Grammar, .. -FRIDAY, A. II. D. Arithmetic, A Arithmetic, A Latin Class and Astronomy. P. M.*' Written-disciiSrion by the Composition Class. Examination of the primary scholars. Reading the standing of each scholar and distribution of cards. 9 o'clock, 10 11 A Farmer's Club for «le Fifth Election District of Kent county. Md. was organized at Edesviile, about llie middle of December lust, and now numbers about forty members. The beneficial effects of tbe CJub, it is said, are already appar ent. It is Btrange the farmers have not every where combined in this wuy. It is one of the best means of keeping up with the improvements of the times. Their joint influence nnd their in dividual knowledge ure thus thrown together in one common stock for the benefit of the whole Doubtful matters are discussed in the Club, made plain to the apprehenson of all, and thus settled. The best crops, the best mode of culture, the liest fertilizers, results, expenses, and receipts, inquired into, explained and understood. Clubs are producti These _ of social enjoyment, as well us of agricultural ad van cement, and serve to dis pel the tedium of the winter months, when the farmer cannot be actively employed in his fields. We suggest to this club, und ail others, the con sideration of the subject of State Iuspections. An army of office-holders is maintained by the sys tem. . Does it pay ? If, upon mature considera tion, it should be found not beneficial to the far ming interest, send up your petitions to the Leg islature for its repeal. Rail Road Accident. —On Tuesday morning last, Mr. Wm. Roberts, accompanied by Mr. An drew Hu8habcck, started from this town in a car riage with a pair of horses to go to Mr. F. Mur ray's sale. When they came to the rail road crossing, below St. Ann's, thinking it was about time for the morniug train from below, they halt ed a moment to listen, but hearing uotliing of the truin, concluded to pass on. Just as their horses got upon the track, they discovered the train, ve ry near, Aud attempted to back, but not iu time to prevent a collision. The locomotive struck the carriage, killing one.of the horses and wounding the other, broke the carriage to pieces, threw the men out, but both escaped uny very serious inju ry. Mr. Roberts suffered two contusions of the scalp, and Mr. Hushabeck was cut and bruised a little ou one cheek. Mr Roberts was brought to towii on the truin, and Dr. Barr dressed his wounds. Mr. Hushabeck who less hurt, re mained to take care of the wounded horse and remove the wrecked carriage. Mr. Hushabeck is not certain whether he fell immediately track or along side of it, but says the cars passed It is fortunate that they escaped with him. their lives. Delaware Agricultural College.— The Board of Trustees of this Institution met at Newark, on the 4th instant, and resolved to open the College for the reception of students in September, next A committee was appointed to prepare a plan for the organization of the Institution, to be submit ted to the Board before its next meeting, which tAkes place on Wednesday the 4th of May next, at 11 o'clock, a. m. A portion of the land script donuted to the State by the General Government, yet remains to be sold. Sudden Deatii^-.S amuel I tart, a colored man, dropped dead in the field of Mr. Merritt N. Wil llts, on Tuesday morning Inst. He Imd nn axe .with him, and had cither been getting himself some fire wood, or was about to get some, when he fell nnd expired, it is supposed, front heart di sease. He was discorered shortly after his death, in a sitting or recumbent position, us if in pain. An inquest was.held nnd u verdict of "death by the visitation of God," rendered. Town Election .—The Citizens' Improvement Ticket was elected at tho municipal clectiou in this town, on Monday last. Only about half the usual numl»ec of votes were polled, there being no organized opoosition. Commissioners, R. H. Foster, Dr. G. G. Chnmberlaine, Charles Tat inan, Jr. Thomas Massey, Samuel W. Roberts; Assessor, Charles E. Anderson; Treasurer, J. B. Clarkson ; Alderman, DeWitt C. Walker. Collier A Mofley's Combination (whatever that was) gave an exhibition in the Town Hall, on Monday nighty the entertainment consisting of a representation'of "Punch and Judy," and ven triloquism. It didn't pay expenses. The hands in tho morocco manufactories in Wilmington, are on a strike, demanding crease of their weekly wages to Si2. Th been getting $10. an in y have Salb or Land.— Win. D. Clark, has sold his farrnj nçflr.J^JÉWAcef .Cityy-to the Présidant- and several Directors of- the Pennsylvania Central Rail Road, on their individual account, for $325 per acre, retaining the buildings, which he sub sequently 8 o 14 Tor $10,000. Jefferson Clark, has (ilso spld his farm« 4 rçscmng the buildiugs) ad joining Delaware C'tÿ, to the same parties for $500 per acre. The object of the purchase is to provide ground fora coal depot, and tracks, sidelings, &c. as it is Relieved that Delaware City is to be conie one -oftb© greatest coal depots <in* the coun try, on the completion of the Avondale and Del aware-City Rail Road. ~Lime, also, will be freighted tQ that point, at reduced prices, and in immense quantities. The Company also offered to .Mr. Q. Frederick Brady $42,500 for his farm of 160 acres. • We hear that his price is $45,000. Susskx County Items.— Alfred Bench, negro, oh Tuesday last, attempted to take unwarrant able liberties with a while married woman of this place and it was with difficulty she repelled his advances. Jiff husband . being informed of the matter Ciiuséd à writ to be issued ; but Alfred, getting wind of ifj ''was non est. —lie has not since been heard from. Mrs. Catherine.Houston, died on Tuesday last, having reached the advanced age of ninety two years. Burton Layton, Justice of Peace, at Millsbo rough, died February 27th after a long and painful illness .—Sussex Journal. The Building Loan Association of Odessa, held their Annual Meeting fbr the election of officers on Wednesday evening, March 2d. The following gentlemen were elected:—President, William Polk; Vice'Resident, Charles Tatman I Secretary, H. P. Baker ; Treasurer, J. L. Gib son; Directors, Joltp Appleton, John C. Corbit, C. Watk'ins, Chas.' batman, Jr., T. T. Enos, Wm. A. Rhodes, ChnsrBonsten, T. W. Rose and Jamses O." Mathews ! Auditors, Daniel Corbit, Win. Ashcraft; and J. Ü. Browu. Tub Levy Court.— The Levy Court, of this county, will sit as a Court of Appeal, and trans act such other bnsincss'as may come before it, on the 15th to 17th, 22d to 24th, and 29th to 31st inst. All claims against the county should be presented on or before the 15th. The 23d is set apart for thcapproval or disapproval of roads and the transfer of school voters, kc. The Col lectors of the several hundreds are required to bond on or before the 17th. Cornelius Davis, on the farm of II. Clayton, discovered a negro man in his stable, about half past 10 o'clock, on Thursday night, bridling of his horses. The negro ran up stairs, and Da vis pursuing him, he jumped from the window and made his escape, but Davis recognized who the man was, and will have him arrested. Snow fell here, on Sunday night last to the depth of four inches. A few sleighs were ning next day. In Philadelphia it snowed from noon on Sunday till Monday night, nnd was at least a foot deep. At Norfolk the snow fell to the depth of six inches. The following is said to have been a card of in vitation to an evening party, issued recently by a worthy couple residing in White Clay Creek Hundred iu this county—"My me to give you a rccomcndation to her evening ecception." Robbers. —On the 4th inst. the Town Hall nnd Houser' s carriage factory at New Castle were entered by thieves. Two rolls of leather taken from the factory and one $100 shad net stolen from the Hall. The Smyrna Herald says :—Mr. William Sur gent, of.this town, lias purchased of Mr. Éliason, of Chester eo. Pa. a farm ip Thorough fare neck, New Castle county, Del. containing 1G0 acres, for $4,000. Death of an ac.eo Couple. —Mr. John W. Gal iullin died on the last day of February, and four days after, his wife, Mrs. Maria Gallahun. They were both well advanced in years, being over four score. .'ife recomcndcd ere The Smyrna Times says, Rev. Dr. Patton, Presbyterian minister at Middletown, is named in connection with the Presidency of Delaware Col lege. Four young negro chicken-thieves came to grief, at Plynumth, Kent county, Del. on the 2d instant. They were cooped iu Dover prison. Building Loan f monthly meeting at 29 per cent. In Odessa, at thé last meeting, at 36 per cent, premium. Mrs. Hukill has purchased, of John Appleton, the L. A. Cavender property on High street, Odessa. ds sold here at the last Samuel M. Enos, of Odessa, is up for the sher iflalty nomination of tile Republican party. THE COJUINU Nl-IUJVU. The thawings and freezings of the past two months have been very trying upon the growing wheat, aud we fear some damage may have been done by the throw ing out of ibe young plants. It is hardly possible to expect another such .crop as that of the last year, and it is to be hoped that u more remunerative price may be realized to the farmer tiiau what he has received for that of 1809. But called upon to put forth all our energies for the great corn crop of our country which we arc now soon to put iu the ground. No delay should be allowed iu procur ing such manures us it may have beeu de termined to buy for spring use, in addi tion to the supplies they may have made on the farm : and those who may have ap plied guano, boue-dust or super phosphate lust fail should he careful to sow clover uow, iu order that when the clover wo are crop may be turned iu, some two years hence, the materials for forming mould may be added to the soil, aud its improvenent ried ou, as there can be no doubt of it that the turniug iu of a luxuriant growth of clover may be considered as equal to a dressing of ten to fifteen tons of ordinary barn-yard manure, furnishing, as it does uu abundance of the organic food which it absorbed from the atmosphere iu the course of its growth. 4 Many farmers are manufactuuring their own mu nitres, the base of which is bone t arth dissolved with sulphuric acid—the quantity ot the lattcç is one huudred pounds to two hutidned pouuds of the boues ; the acid to be diluted with twice the quantity of water, and mixed with ten bushels speut ashes, which will be sutfici eut for au acre of land, and wifi carry it through a four or six years' routine—to be harrowed in. A most excellent formula also for the farmer is the following:—Ground bones, plaster, ashes aud salt, in the following proportions for an aore, and-will tell well on the soil for eight or ten years, viz: Two hundred pounds finely ground bones, hundred pounds plaster, two hundred and fifty pounds leuohed ashes, and fifty pounds common salt. In this compound will he found nearly all the mineral sub stances demanded by . an ordinary grain crop, but the two hundred pounds of bone dust contains at least fifty pounds of organ ic material, which, by its decay in the soil (which speedily takes place as the heat of the sun has its vivifying effect upon the earth) yields ammonia or some form of ni trogen ized matter favorable to the growth of the crop. An acre with such a dressing will the first year produce an increase of several barrels of com to the acre, and the effects will be probably manifested for years to come. Let the farmer make an experiment with it, and our word for it, he will find bis interest to have been subserved thereby, and a more permament improvement to his soil than would have been effected..by. -guano. car one ITEMS OF NEWS. On Sunday morning, Campbell Howard waa shot nnd wounded white going to church at Ripley, Ohio, by Viotor Pope. A constable und two men went to arrest the latter, when they found him entrench ed under a bed in a log house, with a rifle, two revolvers and a big dog. On trying to dislodge him he fired, wounding two of the men, who returned his fire, mother then app to surrender, wh vcrcly wounded. lie is thought to be in sane. His cared, nnd induced him eu ho was found to be sc The robbery of the bank at New Can aan, Conn, on Thursday night of last week, was one of the boldest exploits ever recorded in New England ; ufter gagging the night watchman nt 11 o'clock P. M., the burglurs, until nearly dayliyht, work ed with a diligence worthy a better cause, the watchman sitting by all tho while wit nessing their operations. As previously stated, the robbers only secured about $1 000 worth of booty. J. J. Paul, Minister from Venezuela to the United States, died suddenly of ap oplexy in Washington, on Monday, had only arrived in Washington on Monday morniug, and had not yet presented his credentials to the Secretary of State. Mr. Paul was 45 years ef age, and an eminent lawyer. He leaves u wife and eight chil dren in Venezuela.. Mrs. Lucy Parker, 72 years of age, of Eliot, Me. ate a handful of raisins recent ly, which produced inflammation of which she died soon after. A brother aud sister had previously died just at the same age, one from eating clams, the other from eating maple sugar. Lucy had a pre monition that too many ruw raisins would be the death of her. At Huntingdon, Pa. on Wednesday, Charles Bohner and Albert Bordeuberg were hanged fqr the murder of John and Sarah Peyhtal, and Scott Garner, mitted on November 17th last, confessed the murder, and alleged that Bordenberg waa the instigator. The mo tive of the crime was robbery. The latest returns from New Hampshire, place Governor Stearns' majority at about 1200. In the Senate there will he six Republicans, four Democrats, one Labor Reformet, and a vacancy. In the House, the Republicans will have about fifty jority. Among the hills introduced in the House of Representatives nt Harrisburg on Monday, was one requiring the assess ment of poll tax on colored men over 21 years of age, the same as on white, and punishing election officers who rufu.se to receive a legal colored vote. A Strong-Minded woman in Indiana chastised her husband with a kerosene lamp the other day. Having forgotten to blow it out before performing that painful duty, the oil caught fire as the lamp broke over his head, aud not only her husband, hut the house, was burned up. Horace Greeley has resigned tho edi torship of tho New York Tribune. Mr J. W. Simontou is his successor, lias been for many years an agent of tile New York Associated Press. A Quicksilver utiue, discuvered in lior ycur or two since, promises to prove one of the richest in the world, specimens of native ore already shipped yi 1J between seveuty and eighty per cent, of pure metal. The passengers nnd crew of tho steam ship Eagle, wreoked on Body Island, all got safely ashore on Saturday and Sunday. Some of them have arrived at Norfolk. The specie on the steamer was saved, but the vessel and cargo will be a total loss. The United States Marshal writes from Charloetown, West Virginia, that an organ ized band of armed Ku-Klux entered the in open daylight, ou the morning of the 2d iustant, and advancing to the jail, released all tho prisoners. The Governor of Minnesota has vetoed the Female Suffrage hill, passed by the Legislature of that State, on the ground that it submits the question to the women, wlioare not legal voters, and that it is not called for by public sentiment. The Governor of Kentucky lias refused to accept the resignation of Mr. Golladny, Representative from that State, who be came alarmed about tho churgo against him for selling cadetships. Miss Emma Janes lias vanquished fifty one competitors for the State Educational Diploma of California, and been elected to a Professorship iu the University of the Pacific. lie coui Bohner Mr. S. nco a T!.. town An Indiana pauperess, who was duly prepared for burial, gave the remaining inmates of the institution a fearful fright by " coming to" and promenading in grave clothes, during the stilly hours. Mr. J. McLoary llrown, who cretary of the Chinese .Embassy, has been appointed Ambassador ad interim , in place of the late Mr. Burlingame, now in St. Petersburg. In the Missouri Legislature, on Tuesday night, the Constitutional amendment tending the suffrage to women, was indefi nitely postponed by a vote of 63 to 37 At Forest City, Arkansas, on Tuesday, two business partners, named Pruett and Ellsburg, got into a "difficulty," and the former was shot dead. Ellsburg is in jail. The Cuban General Quesada paid his respects to the President on Wednesday, in a brief interview, and then called upon Secretary Fish. Jeff. Davis is making a success in life insurance. They say he took 500 policies in three days in Huntsville, Alabama. The Mechanics' Bank, of St. Louis, sumod specie payment Thursday. 050,000 circulation. Some of the merchants at Poughkeep sie, N. Y. resumed specie payments on Monday. Bishop Morris is writing in the New York Methodist, on tho "unification" of Methodism. Two more victims of raw ham have died at Bridgeport, supposed from trichina. The Treasurer of Butler county, Ohio. John C. Leudley, is supposed to be a de faulter to the amount of 060,000 Tho monitor Miantonomab, now at Bos ton, has been ordered to the West India station. The construction of the Columbia and Port Deposit Railroad will be commenced this was Be He is ux re it has about Garibaldi's doctor gives hint six months more to live. It is understood to ho the opinion of lending officials at the Treasury that gold will Dot touch par or remain at the present low rates, hanking establishments refuse to sell gold at the present quotations, hut buy all that is offered. permanently The leading Washington correspondents say the leading men in different parts of ihc coun try, as well as some of the hanks, are urging the Secretary of the Treasury to make arrangements at once for resuming specie payments. Boutwell is in a " huff"' nt the decision of the Commerce Committee to lease the Alaska seal fisheries to private companies. DIED. ITancsvillc, Kent county, Md. on the 23rd ult. Daniel Hanes, aged 64 ye irs and 9 days. On the 3rd inst. nt the reside cr-in-law, F. T. Ferry, near Odessa, Del. Miss Snllie Thomas, daughter of the late John B. Thomas, of Queen Anne's county, Md. Oon the 4th instant, at her residence near this town, Mrs. Maria Gallnhan, wife of the late John W. Gallnhan, in the 81st y eai In Port Penn, of scarlet fev John Coates, and ing, sons of Rev. R. E. and Ellen E. Allisou, aged respectively six ami eight j-enrs. In this town, on the 5th instant, Lydia Craven, daughter of 1). L. and Lydia Dunning, aged 4 j months. of her broth of her age. r, on the 1st inst. the Gth inst. Hobart Sterl " See Israel's gentle Shepherd stand With all engaging Charms ; Ilurk how he calls the tcuder lambs And folds them in his arms." THE MARKETS, MIDDLETOWN MARKET. CORRECTED WEEKLY BY A. T. BRADLEY. Wheat, prime. Corn, yellow, new, " white "... Oats, new. Timothy Seed. Clover Seed. Eggs. Butter. Lard. Chickens (dressed) Turkeys. Ducks. Geese. Hams. Sides.. Shoulders. Pork, (dressed). Potatoes. $1 25 .85 48 5 50 .9 00 .22 ctg doz 45050 cts. lb 19^20 " " 1 5(g) 16 " " 19020 " " 19@20 " " 15016 " " 22025 " " 19020 " " 018." " •.13014 500 GO busnul. 16 PHILADELPHIA. Prime new red wheat $1 24 ©; 25 . 91 ©92 ('orn, new yellow... Gals (Pennsylvania) Cloverseed. Timothy. ..55 .$4 74 WILMINGTON. Wheat, prime. Corn, New. Oats. Flour. $1 2001 25 .75087 $6 2509 00 60 810FK1FF4LTY. S I1EUIFFALTY. To the Electors of Xew Castle County. Fello Citizens :—I offer myself to your sidération for the office of SHERIFF of New Cas tle County, subject to tlic nomiuation of Ute Dem ocratic party. Respectfully yours, ISAAC GRUBB. New Castle nd. Jan. 22— tu S HERIFFALTY.—To the Voters of the Dcnio ^ cratic Party of New Castle County : —Encouraged by many friends I induced to offer myself as a candidate for nomination for Sheriff for ihe County of New Castle, pledging myself to abide by the tion of said Party and give my hearty si the successful candidate. Respectfully, Wm. II. LAMBSON. New Casile Hd. Dec. 25—tf nomina pport to SPECIAL NOTICES. FINE READY MADE CLOTHING. 228 MARKET STREET, 2nd Door below THIRD WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. fJJIIK LARGEST ASSORTMENT OF Ready Made Clothing in Delaware, Our Own Make, now cm lmnd, and will be sold at less than Philadelphia Prices. All our Clothing is made in Suj»erior PRACTICAL TAILORS. manner by The Proprietor having au experience of over thirty years iu this Business, will guarantee satij fuctioii to any purchaser. A full line of FINE CLOTHS, CASSIMERES, and VESTINGS, Constantly on haud for ORDER WORK, which will be made in the LATEST STYLE AND BEST MANNER, At No. 228 Market Street, .ÆST'The Oldest Established Clothing Emporium in Delaware. March 16— y Edward Moore Coughs and Colds. —At the present time when so mauy persons are suffering from Throat and Lung Diseases, they should bear in mind that Hasson's Compound Syrup or Tar never fails in curing Coughs, Colds, Hoarsness, Pain in the Breast, Sore Tjiroat, Asthma and all diseases of the Throat nnd Lungs. It is an excellent remedy for Croup and Hooping Cough. No family should be without it. Sold in Middletown at Dr. W. H. Barr's Drug Store, for 5 ) cents a bottle. k Landis, Proprietors, Philadelphia. Nov. 20—3mos. Russell Hbavt Stock.—S amuel W. Roberts, hss now on hand at bis Stove and Tin Warehouse, Middle town, 125 StovcB, of all sizes and patterns, em bracing Parlor Stoves, Heaters, Cook Stoves, Ranges, Ac. Also, a large stock of Tin Ware nnd housekeeping articles. He invites public at tention to his large stock, which is unsurpassed if equalled, by any store outside of the cities. ' INGRAM A GIBSON'S PRICE CURRENT. 20cta. Lard Hogs Hogs, alive Potatoes, round 35. Feathers Honey The above prices will be paid in cash for pro duce delivered in good order ; and we wish to say that we keep constantly on hand a good as sortment of Groceries and Provisions wliicb wc will sell reasonably for cash, at the Corner of Broud and Anderson Streets, Middletown, Del. I WB- Fresh Meat every daT ' March 20—tf JNOllAM A GIBSOV ' Egg« Butter Chickens, dressed 14. Ducks Turkeys Geese ROOti 45. II. 14. 1 «, It. 20 . A Valuabls Mortgage.— J. B. Boyle, Esq. Clerk of the Circuit Court for this county, reoeived for record last week a very valuable mortgage, the United States stumps upon which amount to $3,872. It was given from tho Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company to John W. Garrett, Johns Hopkins, and James Tinker, of New York City, Trustees for tho Bond holders of the Baltimore and Ohio Rail road Company to Baring Brothers t Co. agents for the bondholders in London. The amount of the mortgage is £1)00,000 sterling, which at $4.84 of American gold would be $3,872,000 in gold in London ; to which, if 10 per cent, bo added for tho cost of exchange, would amount to $1, 259,200 in gold in London. The mort gage is required to be recorded in six counties in Maryland and also in thirteen counties in Virginia, in every county through which the road passes, as well as in the city of Baltimore .—Carroll County Advocate. Brndley, the convicted Broadway bond robber, has gone to prison for five years for stealing $$150,000 in United States se curities. BAUGH'S RAW BONE Super Phosphate of Lime. MhRK (RADÉ SPRING 1870 . FARME RS, INCREASE YOUR OF Corn, Oats, Potatoes, Wheat & Grass, As well as add to the fertility of your soil by a judicious and economical mode of MANURING. Get the value of your outlay tho first season. Obtain better filled ears and heavier grain. Make your land permanently fertile. Over sixlccn years of constant use, on all crops, has proven that Baugh's Raw Bone Phosphaté may he depended upon by Farmers. ^»-Highly Improved and Standard Warranted. For sole by agricultural dealers generally. BAUGH & SONS, MANUFACTURERS!, Office-- No. 20 South Delaware Philadelphia, pa. A reime. march 12—0m BOWERS' COMPLETE MANURE, MADE FROM Super Phosphate of Lime,. Ammonia and Potash. For Sale by nil Loading Dealers. . A Perfect Fertilizer for all Crops. O N account of the reduced cost of raw mate rials, 1 am enabled to sell "Complete Ma nure'' at u lower price, and by the aid of new machinery, it is improved in condition, also iu quality. Warranted free from adulteration. II EX R J' BO WER , Manufacturing Clumist , Gray's Firry Road , Philadelphia. This manure coutains all the elements of plant food in u soluble form, containing as well, food for giving lasting food to the soil. Experience in the use of " Complete Manure" by tlic best farmers of l'cnnsylvauiu, New Jersey Delaware, Maryland, nnd of the New England States, running through a period of three years' trial, has resulted in confirming it to be the Beit Fertilizer now offered for sale. DIX0N, SHAKPLESS & CO. 40 8. Delaware Avenue» Philadelphia» Pa. WILLIAM REYNOLDS, ISO South Street» Haitimore» Maryland. march 12—3in s k 3m f ESTABLÏSHED IN 1810. FANCY DYEINO ESTABLISHMENT« J. & W. Jones, No. 432 North Front Street, Philadelphia, Pa.. D YE Silks, Woolen and Fancj Goods of ev ery description. Their superiority of dye ing ladies' and gentlemen's garments is widely known. Crape and Merino Shawls dyed the most brilliant and plain colors. Crape and me rino shawls cleansed to look like new. gentleman's apparel, and curtains, cleansed or redyed. Kid Gloves cleansed or dyed \o look like new. Call aud look at our work before go ing elsewhere, march 12—2mos Also,. TTAY nt Public Sale.—Will be J--L sold at public sale, on Thursday, March 24»h, 1870, at 1 o'clock, i*. m. on the farm or Ro bert Polk, in St. Georges Hundred, New Castle oo. SIXTY TONS OF IIA F, by the ton. Con ditions of sale—$25 and upwards a credit of six months will be given, purchaser giving Bankable Note with approved endorser; under $25, cash. S. M. Enos, auc. ROBERT POLK, march 12—21* JOSEPH EGEE. JUST RECEIVED. OVER ÏOOO Pieces of well se ^ Iwcted WALL PAPER, which I will sell at New York and Philadelphia retail prices ; also a large variety of Borders to 8u,t - D. L. DUNNING. march 12—tf PROPOSALS X\T ILL be received until the 17th instant by , ? i he Commissioners of the Town of Middle town, for Trimming, Cleaning and Lighting the Town Lamps, for the year ending the first Ston , ■ I .°/ March, 1871, all to bo done under and by the direction of the Commissioners, march 12—It CHA8. TATMAN, Sec. NOTICE! T™ ÎP.W* Election for Seven Directors of -1- the Middletown Hall Company, to serve tho. ensuing year, will be held in the Town Hall on Monday next, the 14tli instant, between the hours W. H. BARR. of 2 and 4 o'clock, P. M, Middletown, Del. March JJ— U For Sale or Rent. fpHE Store and Dwelling in Middletown. Del. J- now occupied as r Confectionery and Ba kery, by the undersigned, at the corner of Main and Cass streets, Possession given March. Apply to march 12—2t* „ - •ft'/llOA A year and expenses to agents tQ, I u 4'.""'-' 8e ' 1 'be celebrated Wilson Sewing Machine«. One machine without money. Fo* ' ,lir 'herparticulars, nddresa 25. N. 9th it. Phila. the 25 of J. B. Deaktnk, Middletown, Del. F 0 ,?, Ç* KT — The Photograph Saloon, in Mid. u d L u *"' "P* 1 door to the Stove and Tin House of Samuel W. Roberts on the 25th of March. App| march 12— 3 t Possession given io I. W. ROBERTS,