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Term MIDDLETOWN, DEL. SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 23, 1870. To Readers an» Correspondents.— We devote much spaoe, to-day, to a de scription of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, which will be read with interest by those desirous of rnakiug iuvestments in other Stats«. Ws bavo been requested to republish the recipe for the eure of chicken cholera, whioh appeared in our oolumns some time sinoe, and which is said to be 90 effica cious in that discaso. It will be inserted next week, and should be preserved by those who would save their chick ens from destruction. Review. —Wo were in error, last week, in saying the hill to charter the Elkton and Massey's Railroad failed to become a law for want of time. Tho charter was passed, and also a bill introduced by Geo. Uiddle, Esq. appropriating $58,000 to said road, when an equal amount shall have been subscribed by individuals. The bill which failed was an euabling act to authorise Baltimore City to endorse the bonds of said Company. This was intro duced at a later stage of the session, and failed for want of time. We iuvitc attention to the advertisement of the fine estate of Dr. F. C. Nealo, of St. Mary's county, Md. situate on the Da taient river, and comprising 500 acres of prime land, divided into two farms, nearly all arable. There is no better soil or cli mate than that for fruit oulture ; it is also good for grain, within a mile of a steam boat wharf, and admirably located for the enjoyment of the luxuries of the salt wa ter^-fish, oysters, crabs, wild fowl, &c. Fruit flourishes there in its greatest per fection,—peaches, pears, plums, damsons, cherries, apples, quinces, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, grapes, succeed there admirably, and tho season is ten days or two weeks in advance of this part of Delaware. Gentlemen in search of a good fruit'and grain farm, with all the luxuries of the salt water, should examine that property. The grounds around the dwel ling are ornamented with shade trees, flowers and shrubbery, and elevated fifty feet above tide. one to and by As has of ias, of he be for of How to White for tue Press. —V, r rite plainly, especially all names of persons or places, all words not in common use, all quotations, technicalities, legal, medical, or scientific torms. Mark your soentenccs by proper punctuation ; round your peri ods ; and don't leave the compositor to cudgel his brain over your " pot-hooks and hangers," and to dig out your mean ing from beneath the rubbish of obscure and involved sentences, and theu blame the stupidity of the printer for not being able to comprehend your own. Printers generally are apt at deciphering ordinary chirography, but very few of them under stand Choektaw, Esquimeau, Chinese, or Egyptian hieroglyphics. Write plainly, if you would be printed correctly. Be brief—come to tlie point—no circumlocu tion—-much in little—be terse, vigorous— no surplus verbiage. There is a vast dif ferenoe between writing for the newspa per press and performing the duties of the essayist or pamphleteer. The object of the latter is to uujplify—of the former to condense. In a word:—write plainly, write briefly. is 80 of a Canada.— The Dominion is in anqs on account of a "big scare," growing out of a rumor that the Fenians are preparing to march "over the border. O'Neill, U appears, is actually on the ram page. He has repudiated the do-nothing Fenian Congress which recently met in Chicago, and called a council of fighting men, which assembled in New York, on Monday last. Ilia object is to provide funds and organize an expedition at once, to join the Red River insurgeuts and strike a blow for tho overthrow of British power in all British America. Emissaries have General Iiccd despatched to the Northwest Territo ry in advance. Gen. O'Neill is com mander of the Fenian Army, and has con trol of all the arras and ammunition which have been collected in considerable titles at convenient points along the fron tier. All be needs, says the New York Dost, is enough to set him in motion. When once across the border be calculates that men and money will cotne to his sup port without stint. He is popular with the brotherhood, nud cannot fail to raise a large body of men. If the Red River in surgents really mean fight, and they can effect a junction with any considerable body of Fenians, the Canadians will have to do somo sharp fighting to overpower them, for it is certain they would be hea vily reinforced from this side, and would subsist upon the country. A formidable Canadian expedition consisting of about #006 men with two steel batteries, is to start for Rupert's Land about the 10th of May, but if the Fenians really mean busi ness and not bluster, and Gen. with his gallant wearers of the green, can S et into position iu advance of the steel atteries, and secure the co-operation of the Red River insurgents, the news from over tho border will be quite lively after ■njhièr. 8omo think, however, that the is only a large size bubble, ^^fe^hed into nothingness by the bayonetj. quan O'Neill I«OCA.L AND STATE AEFAIRS. List of the Petit Jurors drawn for the May Term of Court for New Castle County : Thomas R. Day, Brandywine Hundred, James Franco, Wilmington Hundred, Abner Hollingsworth, Christiana Hundred, Samuel A. Bailey, MiU Creek Hundred, Henry L. Brooks, White Clay Creek Hundred, David Ford, Jr. Pencader Hundred, William H. Cnnn, New Castle Hundred, Joab S. Alston, Red Liou Hundred, Daniel W. Corbit, £t. Georges Hundred, Albei^G. Sheldon, Appoquinimink Hundred, Stephen C. Sharpley, Brandywine Hundred, William Tatnall, Wilmington Hundred, John Stewart, Christiana Hundred, Joseph Ueald, Mill Creek Hundred, Calvin P. Sheridan, White Clay Creek, Hd. Levi Higgins, Pencader Hundred, John B. Herbert, New Castle Hundred, Joseph Capelle, Red Lion Hundred, Joseph H. Enos, St. Georges Hundred, Benjamin Middleton, Appoquinimink lid. John Osborn, Brandywine Hundred, James N. Clcland, Wilmington Hundred, Lewis Graves, Chistiana Hundred, A. Jackson Whiteman, Mill Creek Hundred, James H. Mackey, White Clay Creek Hundred, Thomas B. Eliason, Pencader Hundred, John C. Morrison. New Castle Hundred, J. Addison Aspril, Red Lion Hundred, William A. Cleaver, St. Georges Hundred, John F. Staats, Appoquinimink Hundred. List ôf the Grand Jurors drawn for the year 1870: John Husbands, Brandywine Hundred, Joseph C. Seeds, Wilmington Hundred, James II. Hoftbeker, Christiana Hundred, Stephen Mitchell, Mill Creek Hundred, William H. Brooks, White Clay Creek Hd. Calvin Jones, Pencader Hundred, George Z. Tybout, New Castle Hundred, A. M. Biddle, Red Lion Hundred, Daniel Corbit, St. Georges ljuudred, Nehemiah Davis, Appoauinimink Hundred, Lewis B. Harvey, Brandywine Hundred, Francis Barry, YVilmington Hundred, James Armstrong, Christiana Hundred, William Haylett, Mill Creek Hundred Samuel C. Finley, White Clay Creek Hundred, William Slack, Pencader Hundred, John Diehl, New Castle Hundred, W'illam D. Clark, Red Lion Hundred, Jonathan K. Williams, St. Georges Hundred, James Kanely, Appoquinimink Hundred, John Ferris, Wilmington Hundred, Alexander H. Dixon, Christiana Hundred, John R. Boyd, St. Georges Hundred, Theodore F. Perry, Appoquinimink Hundred, the land, on ing uel the tion to to from sular was dents ers, scale, crop, of kets ed sure rate a send that a to to cents tion from per but ceed the of of of Treasure Found.— Whilst somo boys were playing ifran old Btore-house at Cannon's Ferry one day last week, one of them found i desk a bundle of bank notes. He did not regard them as valuable and sold them at ten cents a piece. Some one who knew the value of bunk notes, got hold of one of them, and it was brought to the knowledge of the heirs of Jacob Cannon, and tipon investigation it was found that the bank notes had probably been in that desk for twenty-five years, and were doubtless put there by Mi'* Cuuuon a short time before his death. As near as cun be ascertained there were about eight hundred dollars in bank notes on the Far mer's Bank of Baltimore. Some of the money has been recovered, but it is not likely that all of it will ever be. Mr. Cannon was a wealthy merchant of Cannon's Ferry, and was shot by a desperate fellow, Owens Day, about twenty-five years ago. The old desk has not been in use siuce his death.— Sussex Journal. at to if $5 kets less on and to From New Castle. —A correspondent says :— The Masons, Odd Fellows, and Knights of Pyth ias, are going to build a Hall at the cost of about $20,000. The laying of the water pipe is nearly completed; we expect to have good water about July. The cost will be from sixty to seventy thousand dollars. We have souie live men in this place; we arc going ahead, anij tho notion of walling in the town is given up. Court will he in session soon, and Justice will elevate her well-poised scales. The whipping-post will again be brought into requisition, nud mandling senti mentalists will melt again over tlie fact that Del aware "barbarity," as of old, prepares "stripes for the fool's back," preferring this ctieap mode of punishing her convicts, to tlie expensive peni tentiary systems of somo other States. or all to or Be dif the of to TnE Weather. —"Capricious as an April day," is an expression which is used figuratively to characterize the most unstable persons, the un settled state of the weather, at this season, ren dering the figure a very apt one. On Friday morning, of last week, the thermometer rose to 80 ; at night, overcoats and fires were indispen sable. Ou Sunday evening we had the first gust sable. of the season. On Monday and Tuesday, a chill atmosphere with showers of hail an" nesday morning, hoar frost, and ice a silver dollar. The peach orchards in full bloom, and opinion divided as to whether the peach buds would be ini then the weath'er d rain. Wed as thick ns juriously affected or not has been more settled. The Lyceum. —The principle of free trade .. endorsed by tho decision of the Lvceum on Mon day evening last, after a. very spirited debate or the principles of free trade. At the next meet ing the following question will be discussed ;_ "Does tho world grow wiser and better as it grows older?" Tho next meeting last before the recess, which extends from the 1st of May to the 1st of October. The Lyceum has been well sustained since its organization, and has been a source of entertainment -ill be the well as of intellectual advancement. On next Monday eve ning it will adjourn for the summer recess, and will come together again, in the fall, with a zest, heightened by ils fivfc mouths vacation. new New Depot. —We are pleased to state that the Railroad Company are about to erect a line de pot at this place, on the site where Smith's luurant stood, which lias been removed, to make room for the new building. It is to he 30 feet wide by 70 feet in length, with a two story dwel ling in tho rear, and will cost, it is estimated, about $15,000. anqs out ram in on once, strike power have res t Mr. Bartley, of Philadelphia, is burning, thi season, for Martin E. Walker, Esq. on bis farm near this town, 600,000 bricks. The day is of very fine quality. Eight hands are at present employed. Mr. Walker will of them, this summer, i house upon his farm. about 100,080 building a dwelling J. B. Fontmore Ji Co. of this town, have pur chased the right for New Castle county, for the manufacture and sale of Smith's Extension Step and Fruit Ladder, which they will commence "'"lufacturing in a short time. It is said to be the best Fruit Ladder yet introduced. The peach orchards are . in bloom, and the buds betray the presence of many natural fruit trees, in the young orchard«, it is said. Nurse rymen who have been thus careless in budding, will sell fewer tree?, unless they are more partic com con which ular. A negro woman named Harriet Hutt, er by the freight train, yesterday morning, at St. Ann's crossing, and had both legs cut off'. She was drunk the night before, and is supposed to have fallen upon the track and gone to sleep. Messrs. Albert and Lewis Penington, we un derstand, hnve purchased the Peninsula Machine Works of Messrs. Scowdrick and Ingram, in this town, and will open them for business i days. The public school at Warwick, had an exhibi tion on Wednesday evening last. The exercises were very creditable to the pupils, and a large audience was present; also the Araphlons. fron York sup with a in can have hea would about is to of busi can steel of from after the bubble, the quan OX a few Rev. Whittingham D. Mitchell, Mrs. L. C. Ilcbb, and Mrs. S. S. Muffit and daughter, of Elkton, are all at the Hibernia House, on the St. John's River, Florida. An election for eight Directors of the Kent county Rail Road Company, will he held at the Court House in Chestertown, on Monday, 9th of May. Michael Carroll, an Irishman of this town, was taken to the insnae asylum, at the Alms House of this county, on Monday la* t. A strawberry festival in June, is talked of by the directory, in aid of the Library Association of this town. Wheat is selliug Cor $1 30 per hjushel, here, and Corn $1 17, only 13 cents dJffererence be tween them. After the 1st Df May our Stores will close at 0 o'clock, p. m. instead of 8, as heretofore. The Presbytery of Wilmington held its session in Milford, on Toesday last. O'Neill MEETING OF PEACH GROWERS. Pursuant to notice a large number of the Peach Growers of Delaware and Mary land, met in the Town Hall, Middletown, on Saturday, tho 16th of April. The meeting was organized by calling Henry Claytou, Esq. to the Chair, and appoint ing Colen Ferguson, Esq. Secretary. Sam uel Townsend, Esq. stated the object of the meeting te be to tako into considera tion the propositions of the Hail Hoads as to the scale of freight proposed, whether to accept tho proffer of (£110 per car load from Dover, or the sliding scale, and to harmonize the views of Peach Growers preparatory to tho meetiifg of the Penin sular Fruit Growers' Association which was to be held at Dover, on the 19th of April. Mr. Townsend, after stating the propositions made by the Kailroad Presi dents to the Coinmitteo of Peach Grow ers, declared his preference for tho sliding scale, giving it as his opinion that the crop, this season, would ho sufficient to roduce the freight to the minimum charge of $100 from Dover, less above and more below. He expected to have 20,000 bas kets this year from his Somerset orchard, which last year gave him hut 1500. In creased railroad extension and orchard production would at least give the requir ed number of baskets, 1,500,000, to in sure the reduction in freight to the lowest rate of $100 per car. Sowell C. Higgs , Esq. asked Mr. Town send to explain the proposed sliding scale, which he proceeded to do. Robert S. Griffith, Esq. of Kent county, Md. moved that the sliding scale be accepted. Mr. Riggs opposed it, and said that there was a gentleman present who had a proposition to make from tho Canal, whioh proposed to carry peaches to New York, for 18 cents per basket 11. G Lloyd, Esq. moved that the meeting hear the proposition from the Canal, which was oarried. John R. Price, Esq. said the proposi tion was not from the Canal, hut from Mr. James Lyle, of St. George's, a well known shipper, who proposes to carry peaches from the Canal to New York, at 18 cents per basket. ^ohn P. Cochran, Esq. said that Peach Growers can ship by any route they please, whether by railroad, canal, or otherwise; but thought the meeting should first pro ceed to consider the propositions made by the Railroads. Mr. Townsend offered the following res olutions : Resolved, That we the Peach Growers at the Middletown meeting, who ship by Railroad to the New York market, are in favor of the adoption by the Peninsular Peach Growers' Association, of what is called the Sliding Scale of freight, that is to say, $130 per car load of 16,000 lbs. if there arc not over 900,000 baskets shipped over tho road ; but a deduction of $5 on every hundred thousand above that number, until it reaches 1,500,000 bas kets then said freight to be $100 per ear from Dover, and less or more above and below. Resolved, That we pledge ourselves to employ no man to sell peaches for us, un less he agrees to the arrangement agreed on between the Committee on Commissions and Sales appointed ou the part of the Pe ninsular Peach Growers' Association at Dover, aDd the Commission Salesmen of Peaches in New York, who met said Com mittee from Delaware in New York on March 31st, that on all peaches hereafter sold in Jersey City the purchasers are to pay all cartage or other expenses; that is to say, all sales mado at Jersey City to be final. Resolved, That, we recommend to the Peninsular Fruit Growers' Association which meets in Dover on Tuesday next, the 19th inst. to appoint a Committee of five New York Salesmen, whose duty it shall be to see that the premised accom modations for tho Peach Trade at Jersey City are carried out in good faith by the Railroad Company, and in case they not, said Committee to report to the Pres ident of tho Peninsular Association, so that he can call the attention of the Exe cutive Committee to the fact. Mr. Griffith moved the adoption of Mr. Townsend's resolutions. Mr. Biggs offered the following resolu tions as a substitute : are companies will reduce the freight to $100 per car load, from Dover to Jersey City, and in the same proportion above and below Do ver, and in accordance with the usual mode of charging freight according to dis tance, appoint an agent to receipt for all baskets and crates of peaches that may be. robbed from the cars ; and also receipt to' the commission merchants for all empty ba8kets returned ; and give such other ac commodatious that are needed at Jersey City, we will send all our peaches to ket by said rajlroads. Resolved, That in the opinion of this meeting the former committee appointed by the peach association of this State, to wait on the presidents of the ruilroad com panies, should be requested to wait upon the aforesaid presidents and if possible make arrangements in accordance with these resolutions. Resolved That a committee of three be appointed to present these resolutions to the Peach Growers' Association that meets at Dover, on Tuesday, the 19th inst. Messrs. S. Townsend and John P. Cochran advocated the adoption of Mr. Townsend's resolutions, and opposed the substitute. Charles Beasteq, Esq. and Mr. Biggs supported the substitute, the latter hint ing at some preference of the Railroad thoritiea towards the members of the Asso ciation in furnishing well ventilated Mr. John P. Cochran advised all Peach Growers to join the Association, and said that the Camden & Amboy Company t building one hundred first class peach errs Whereas, In consequence of the great depreciation of the price of gold, the val ue of labor, and alt articles of trade ; the poach growers of New Castle and Ce cil counties would respectfully represent that in our own opinion, the railroad companies should carry poaches to market at greatly reduced rates from last year, therefore Resolved, That in the opinion of this meeting one hundred dollars per car load is a fair price front Dover to Jersey City Resolved, That if the Baid mar of of 0 au were and perhaps they would fare better for cars hereafter. Thomas Houston, Esq. thought in ref erence to the proposition from the Rail roads, that the Peach Growers ought to have some voioe in the matter, as well as the Railroad men, und Mr Biggs' substi tute was a proposition from the Peach Growers to them. Wm. Polk, Charles Houston, and S. F. Shalloross, Esqrs. participated in the de bate. The substitute was finally laid upon the table, and Mr. Townsend's resolutions adopted by a rising vote. Charles Beastcn, Esq. then offerod the following resolution : Resolved , That the price for cartage from Jersey City to New Yorlt hitherto paid, is much more than in our opinion would be ample compensation for the performance of the 8ervioo, and that whothei tho cart age is paid by shippers or buyers, think the rate to be paid in the future should not exceed three cents per basket. Mr. Townsend opposed the resolution, and Messrs. Beastcn and John P. Cochran supported it, the resolution boiug finally adopted. After which the meeting adjourn ed. Henry Clayton, Pres't. the to of N. and tho ies ain to by WO Colen Feiiquson, Seo. THE PEACH «ROWERS CONVENTION. A meeting of the Peninsular Truit Grower's Association was held in the Rep resentative Hall, Dover, April, 19th, John P. Cochran, President, iu the chair. The attendance was largo and much in terest manifested by thoso present. The Executive Committee of the Asso ciation, whose duty it was to make rangements with the Rrilroad Companies, for tho transportation of the Peach orop during the ooming season, reported, through their chairman, J. P. Cochran, two propositions from President Hinckley of the P. W. & B. R. R. Co. as follows: taking Dover as a starting point. If the number of baskets of Peaches Shipped a mount to 1,000,000, the hire of a carload of 16,000 pounds to be $130; if 1,590, 000 then the hire of a car to be $100 a reduction of five dollars for every 100, 000 baskets shipped, down to $100, which is to he the lowest price charged for the hire of a car from Dover to New York, and pro rat i, from all other stations along the Del. R. It. Tlie second proposition was, $110, and the State tax of $5 for tho hire of load of 16,000 pounds or 500 baskets, from Dover to New York, and pro rata, from all other stations along the Del. R. R. Tho report was discussed by T. B. Bradford, G. W. Cummins, Elias S. Reed and R. II. Cummins in the negative, and J. P. Cochran, Satn'l Townsend, and J. A.Fulton in the affirmative. R. II. Cummins offered a substitute for the report of the Executive Committee Elias S. Reed moved the report of the Executive Committee be recommitted, and the resolutions adopted, which elicited considerable debate and finally resulted in the adoption of tire first or sliding soale proposit'on of Mr. Hinckley. The Committee on Consignments and Sales reported a proposition ft Vork commission merchants agreeing that the cartage on all fruit s -Id at Jersey City ust be paid by the purchaser, and that all fruit sold in New York, tho cartage to be paid by the shipper ; also all baskets lost to be paid for at tho rate of 25 cts. each, or new baskets furnished to the shipper. The next meeting of the Association will be held at Middletown, on Wednes day, the 18th of May, at 2.30, P. M. It was stated by tho Peach Growers present that the prospect at present, is flattering for as large had last year, bloom and uuinjured. ,, ar «>r u car tic at to is be as its of the New of it so crop of fruit The trees are now iu full we I A discarded lover, hailing from Brook lyn, N. Y. recently pursued his promisod bride to the family of Gov. Randolph, ut Morristown, N. J. whither she had iled to escape his importuuities, and made a des perate attempt to tako her life. A few mouths ago the lady was engaged to be married to tho would-be murderer, and received his visits at her father's house iu Brooklyn. The father of the girl is weal thy, and was a General in the Union army during the late war. Apartments were fitted up under the paternal roof, at a cost of $6UU0, for the young couple monograms marked every piece of the rich furniture. Elaborate preparations were made for the wedding, ivitutions were sent out, and no one for a moment entertained a doubt of a marriage. Two days before the eventful day the bride that was to be learned that her promised husband was a person with whom she cmid not consent to trust her happiness. She immediately broke the engagement, and ordered her suiter never to appear be car fore her again, when ho attempted to stab in her iu her father's presence. She escaped, Do- and being again threatened went to visit ths family of Gov. Randolph. Her suiter dis- presented himself at the door of the Gov all ernor's mansion a day or two afterward, be. the girl gave orders to bar the door, to' Then he attempted to Binash the door, and finally, it is said, fired npon his afR ac- anced through the wiudow. this to com upon with be to meets P. Mr. the Biggs hint Asso Peach said errs hose this Concentrated Manures as an Invest ment. —In a scries of experiments made by Professor Voelker, the great English agricultural chemist, land which unma nured yields 5 tons, 4 cwt. of turnips, gave for the expenditure of ten dollars in superphosphates an increase of 8 tous, 8 cwt. being a gain of over one hundred and sixty-one per cent. In this country the same extraordinary results have been attained by tho use of such standard fertilizers as Whann's Raw Bone Superphosphate, On corn this ma nure has frequently produced an increase of from one hundred to one hundred and eiyhty per cent, over the same land manured. who desire to raise large crops should by all means use it. There is no better fer tilizer in the market;—a fact which is at tested by farmers in every section of the country. A North Carolinian has refused $5000 for a mad stone in his p Margaret Taylor, of T« She was 107 and a maiden. mar un lit view of these facts farmers au ostoMion. cnnesscc, is dead. were ITEMS OF NEWS. On Tuesday evening a farmer, living near Clinton, Indiana, seeing two suspi cious lookiug men, called to them to stop. Upon this they ran, and were pursued by the farmer and a party of railroad laborers. They escaped by swimming across the Wabash river, and in doing so one of them threw away a package, which was found to contaiu $16,000 of the money reeeutly. stolen from the Veruiiilioti county treas ury. Hundreds of persons are in pursuit of tho thieves. Tho founder of Troy Female Seminary, Mrs. Emma Willard, the mother of the present system of female education in this country, died at her residence, in Troy, N. Y. on Friday lust. The United States Consul at Zanzibar reports to the Department of State the death, from Asiatic cholera, of four of the seameu of the bark Sterling, of Huston, and that within six weeks there have burn 15,0(10 deaths on the island. General Georgo H. McClellan, and a number of leading iron manufacturers, ar rived in Bedford, Pa. on Tuesday last for tho purpose of examining recent discover ies of vast iron ore deposits in that vicinity. Au investigation into the affairs of John Spear, cx-collector of internal revenue for Kansas, is goiug on at Leavenworth. The testimony thus far is said to show a defalcation of $100,000. It is reported in Paris that Great Brit ain and Hussia have agreed to propose a general disarmament to the Prussian Gov ernment. Duke de Pesbigney will pro pose a general European Congress at the termination of the plebiscite. Corn is selling in central Iowa at thirty cents per bushel, delivered on the railroad Wheat is very plenty, and is worth only fifty cents. The general complaint there is—too much produce and too little money. A Connecticut baby leaped from his nurse's arms the other day, through a sec ond story window. The nurse went down to pick up the lifeless remains, when she saw him hanging safely by his dress to the blind fastening. In consequence of the failure of the treaty for the sale of Saint Thomas to the United States, General H. Iloasloeff, Min ister of war, has teudered his resignation. A steam velocipede has been invented by some hater of his race. It will add the horrors of oecasioiiul explosions to those of aching backs, sprained ankles and bruises. Best Other Best Best Best Good 25 is Creek at urday 228 Our The fountlrymen and moulders of Paris, about 15,500 strong, and also the tailors, struck on Wednesday. The sugar refiners and hat makers have joined the strike. An attack was made on General Prim and Rivero in the Spanish Cortes on Wed nesday by the Republican Deputies, ac cusing them of being the cause of the re oent outbreak at Barcelona. Tho importation of grain from the Bal tic Provinces of Russia has been All thirty so great as to depress the breadstuff's market in London and Liverpool. The General Assembly of Maryland ut its rooent session, authorized the estab lishment of a Bank iu Salisbury, to he called the Wieotnic > Exchange Bank. There is living in the neighborhood Dumfries, Prince William county, Va., tlie widow of a revolutionary soldier—Mrs. Cltloe Flatford, who has reached the usual age of 115 years. A Dayton lady played a game of poker with her husband the other night, mistak ing his entrance for that of lie is very badly bruised. A duel in Indiana was averted by one of the principals fainting when brought to tho scratch ; the other magnanimously re fusing to "shoot a sick man." Six dusky patriots in Tennessee, the other night, gave a young white man COD lashes for bewitching them, yet the troops are not called for. FINE un pa burglar. En "J The mission of tho agent of the Tenn essee farmers who was sent to China to I rocure laborers was unsuccessful. The International meeting of the South American Republics; through their repre sentatives, will take place in May. Erederick Douglass is to he a candidate for Congress in New York State. ut to be iu icnl for ti A Canal from the Mississippi to Lake Miciiioan.— Four Western Governors, Fairchild, of Wisconsin, Austin, of Min nesota, Merrill, of Iowa, and Harvey, of Kansas, are in Washington urgiug Con gress to make npprophitions for a canal for steam communication between Mississippi and Lake Michigan Wisconsin and Fox rivers. The plan comprises the completion of the improve ment of the channels of thoso rivers, and a connecting canal of about 180 miles in length. It will oost about $4,000. 000, and it is estimated would oheapen tho cost of grain transportation twelve cents per bushel. say will the via the s tle THU MARKETS, MIDDLETOWN MARKET. CORRECTED WEEKLY BY A. T. BRADLEY. Wheat, prime. Corn, yellow, . " white 1 Oats Timothy Seed. Clover Eggs.. Butter Lard . Chickens (dressed) Turkeys. Ducks. Geese. llams. Sides. Shoulders.. Pork, (dressed).... Potatoes.. am $1 30 1 60 I on 51 . 1 50 .8 50 .20 cts doz 40@45 cts. it' ,.,.,...1910,20 " " . 15(5)16 " " .lorn,20 " " .18(5)20 " " .15@16 " .20*22 " " . lï(àéi 8 " " (5)15 " " Seed in 8 and of ma and by fer at the ,,r , 14 ..13014 40 0 50*$ bushel. PHILADELPHIA* Prime new red wheat.. Corn, new yellow. Oats (Pennsylvania). Cloversecd. Timothy.. ...., $1 26(5)1 33 .1 15(3)1 16 .64 .$8 03 .$4 14 of un WILMINGTON. Wheat, prime..., Corn, New,...,., Oats. . Flour............ $1 25(3)1 30 .,..l 00 $5 15(5)8 50 6(1 ÎSTOTICE. A LL LOT HOLDERS vho have not complied . with conditions *>f sale, are respectfully no tified that the time for eo doing will expire on ^nesday, April 26th, 1870, when they will forfeit the amount paid on said lots, apr 23—1 w dead. GEO. W. INGRAM 4 CO. STILL FURTHER REDUCTION IN TRICES AT a a a to John A. Reynolds A Sons. f A ent ping ONE THOUSAND Y ABBS Best Makes Calicoes, 12J Cts. per yd. Other 11 11 11 h 11 61,8,10 Bleached and Uubleached Muslins 10, 121,15,18 per yard. Coates' & Clark's Spool Cotton $1 doz. Sterling Cotton 8 cents per Spool. Best Soft White Sugar 14 &15 cts. lb. Yellow Sugar 10, 12,13 cts. per lb. Best Rio & Lag. Coffee 25, 28 Best Coal Oil 8 Cents per quart. Good Molasses 8 Cents per quart. Rock Salt cents per pound. Sugar Cured Hums 20 0 22 <^s* per lb. Heavy Side Meat 18 cts. per lb. Shoulders 15 cents per pound. A FRESII LINE OF Alpacas and Dress Goods Just Received and selling at 25 & 30 Per Cent. Discount ON OLD PRICES. ' All a not the of 3J post is of on II and in ses. for BONA FIDE pril 23— y SPECIAL NOTICES. A meeting Of the Démocratie and Conservative Citizens of a White Man's Party, of White Clay Creek and the adjoining Hundreds, will be held at the House of A. A. Laws, in Newark, on Sat urday evening, April 30th, 1870. The lion. Willard Saulsbury will address the mcetir Citizens' Cornet Band will be in attendan By order of The J. W. EVANS, Clmirmuii of last meeting. FINE READY MADE CLOTHING. 228 MARKET STREET, ami Dqor bçlpw THIRD WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. FJXIIE LARGEST ASSORTMENT OF Ready Made Clothing in Delaware, Our O' Make, : on hand, and Philadelphia Prices. t ill he sold All our Clothing is made in Superior manner by PRACTICAL TAILORS. The Proprietor having thirty you faction to experience of over iu this ilusiiicss, will guaranteesatij y purchaser. in ut he to re A full line of FINE CLOTHS, out say as be CASS 1 MERES, and VESTINGS, Constantly hand for OIUJEU WORK, vhich vin he made in the pa- LATEST STYLE AND BEST MANNER, At No. 228 Market Street, ^0~The Oldest Established Clothing Emporium ip Delaware, Edward Moore March 16— y m- DEAFNFR8, BLINDNESS and CA TARRH treated with tho utmost suc:est by J. Isaacs. M. D. and Professor of Diaa En r anil K of the (his speciality) in the Medical Colleys "J I'hiladelyhia, 13 years erpsrienee, (formerly Leyden, Holland,) No. 8i>5 Arch street. Phil Testimonials c to be sc at his offi 1 he their pu Ar rlmrge apr 15~ly. • l icnl faculty are invited to tient?» •comp; he 1ms hit practice. inserted without pa ip. N for examination. ti final INGRAM & GIBSON'S PRICE CURRENT. 20cts. Laid I Hogs Gets. Butter Chickens, dressed 14. •i:>. 11 . ling«, alive Potatoes, round 35. F entile Honey 10 . of and Duclu I I. Turkeys Geese lfi. 65. 12 . 20 . Tlie above prices will be paid in cash for pro duce delivered in good order; and a say that we keep constantly on hand sqrtmcnt ol Groceries und JYovisious which we will sell reasonably for cash, ut tlie Corner of Broad and Anderson Streets, Middletow INGHAM A GIBSON. •ish to good us the the Del. Mardi 20—If SIIERIFFAE.TY. s I1ERIFFALTY. To the Electors of New Castle County. F ellow Citizens I offer myself to your con sideration for the office of SHERIFF of New Cas tle County, subject to the nomination of the Dem ocratic party. Respectfully yours, v I ' <i tt I t . ISAAC GRUBB. New Custle lid. Jan. 22—tn ö IIERIPPALTY.—To tlie Voters of the Demo KJ cratic Party of New Castle County : Gentj.empn :—Encouraged by many friends I am Induced to offer myself as a candidate for nomination for Sheriff for tlie County of New bustle pledging myself to abide by tlie nomina ton of said Party and give my hearty support the successful candidate. Respectfully, v - n ..... - "m. H. LAMBSON. New Castle lid. Dec. 25_tf 30 60 on 51 50 50 doz it' " " " " " " " " !.. 0ORONEKI! T° the Democratic Voters of New Castle County. ,,r ^fi.' I ( 0 ' V " f a T,Z , EN ~ A1 Oie earnest solicitation , "î l len ?. 8 ' 1 «a n candidate Cor the nomination of Coroner of New Castle County, and hereby pledge myself to support tlie success ful nominee of the Democratic Party, o, n tIJ „ JOSEPH EARNEST. St. Georggs Hd. March 26, 1870_tn. 33 16 03 14 ÇORONER! 1 To the Vemocratic Voters of New Castle Co, the solicitation of my friends I again offer myself as a candidate r the nomination of Coroner of New Castle Co. ;..id am thankful to my friends for the support they gave me at the lust nomination election, and pledge myself to abide the decision of the party n , „ , RICHARD GROVES, ' Delaware City, Feb. 5 —t n 30 00 50 6(1 no on forfeit R ODONDA GUANO F<'V SjU Low at EVANS'. apr 23— 2inos G 1 RAIN BAGS; "Stark A." ' (apr 23- ; 2m) At jsyAss. A VALUABLE FARM In St, Mary*« County, Sid. AT PRIVATE SALE. f TMIK undersigned offersjat private sale, his Farn* A iq St. Mary's Co. Md. situated on the Patux ent river and running back to Cuckold's Creek, a navigable inlet of the Patuxent, affording a water boundary on two sides, with facilities for ship ping produce from either, containing 500 ACRES* All the conveniences end luxuries, such as fish, oysters, crabs, and terrapins, readily available j a fine oyster bar extending along the river side, not mure than 100 yards from the dwelling. Civ the adjoining farm there is a wharf, whence a steamer, three times a week, affords frequent com munication with Iiultimorc. The projected lino of the Southern Maryland R. II. is distant about 3J miles, tlie county seat, Lconardtown, 10 miles, post office 31 miles, Catholic, Episcopalian and Methodist Churches from 4 1 to 0 miles. The land, is in good condition generally, the texture being principally loamy and well adapted to the growth of the staple crops, wheat, corn, oats, grass and tobacco, fields well supplied with water, somo containinf^mnrl beds which have been worked in years past. The estate is at present divided into two farms, one bordering ou the river, the other on tlie creek. Un the river farm the improvements consist of u TWO-STORY DWELLING, and all necessary out-buildings ami conveniences ; large barn, cattle sheds, granary, corn and earring.' Ii mscs. Jim There is a well in the stable-yard, a short distance from tlie dwelling, and several fine springs of water con venient. A good orchard of apple, peach and pear trees. Tlie other farm having been ten anted out of late, is not as well provided as the home farm, hut sufficiently so for tenant purpo ses. Tlie wood sufficient for fire wood but very little for fencing purposes. Tho great water fa cilities and luxuries, the proximity to Baltimore, and tlie southern latitude so admirably adapted for early fruits and vegetables, render the aboie described property very desirable. For furtlier information apply to the Editor of tlie Middletown Transcript, to the subscriber, F. C. NEALE. Hollywood P. O Md. tipr 23—tf BEST WOOD-BURNT BUILDING LIME, Eithor by Car Load, Hhd. or Bbl. Also, CEMENT and PLASTER, ALL ORDERS WILL HE PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO BY ADDRESSING BRIGHT & KEITIILER, Cor. King anil Wuter St«. Wilmington, Del, apr 23—Gmos 4 FEW THOUSAND ISTo, 1, l-*eaoh Trees It Of the following varieties left for sale, if ap plied for early, at Middletown Nurseries, EARLY YORK, CRAWFORD'S EARLY ' MOORE ' ,5 FA VOtflTE, REE YES ' FA VO RITE, OLD MIXON, HARKER SEEDLINO , I also have left a good lot of SECOND SIZE, Well-rooted, of nil Varieties, which I will close out cheap. Many experienced Dench Growers say that second size trees, if well rooted, make, as pood trees and bear us soon ns first size. t hum e to Ret a Rood orchard for very little money. It is thought peach trees will be high next — upr.—23 ■3. O. Cochran 100,000 Nansemond Sweet Potato Plants, FOR BALE Also n large quantity of other Early Vegetable Plants raised in Hot lieds and transplanted intq Cold Frames, consisting of the best varieties of TOMATO, CABBAGE, CAULIFLOWER, EGG, AND PEPPER PLANTS, Having U engaged a number of years in this y expei ionic enables me to make the t plants in tliQ market. Call and bus - : hardiest 1 1 mine them. Ph carefully packed and shinned by Fx press, C. O. D. address its F further particulars, call HENRY CLAYTON, Woodside Small Fruit Nursery, SIT. PLEASANT, DELAWARE. -6w 'I' 50.000 PEACH TREES, 10,000 JERSEY WHITE OAK Pencil Baskets, 100.000 NEW JERSEY PREMIUM BERRY BASKETS—THE BEST IN USE, sale by apr 23—7w' F C. B. ROGERS, 133 Market st. Philadelphia. CIGAR AND TOBACCO STORE!! WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. FpiiE undersigned takes this method to inform -L his friends and the the public in general that he has now on hand a superior stock of ' CIGARS AID TODACCO, Which he ufi'e at very reasonable rates, and •hielt cannot fail to please Among the Tobaccos are tho following; Best Black Navy Tobacco.. Best Monitor Navy Tobacco... Best Black Cavendish Tobacco Best Plain Light Tobacco.... Best Rough 80 Cents. 80 "i ' ....$1.00 ....$1.25 d Reudy Tobaccq... GIVE HIM A CALL. JOHN T. HAYES, Door East of Natioquj Hotel, Middletown. Del apr 23—tf TO FARMERS ! The Highest Prices Paid for Grain, Dpi!voted on the Kent Cp. It. ]t. pq prder pf ELI HU JEFFERSON, New Castle, Dei. /~JRAIN boiight exclusively on commission, and VJ aatisfaction guaranteed. Orders solicited for RAMBO'S AND WHITE'S LIME, Whaijn's and Baugh's Phosphates, PLASTER, &C. AC. Orders by Mail Promptly Attended to. The HELLISH REA Cil HASE ET will bo furnished at 15 cents. Also, all other Baskets .tuât 1'armors require. A T STOOPS Dealer in Grain, Lime, Coal, Fertilizers, ic. Massey's Cross Hoads, Kent Couptv, Md. apr 23—tt • ' * • <