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MIDDLETOWN, DEL. SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 28, 1870. Maas Meeting lu the Town Hall, A mass meeting of Democrats and all others who oppose the misrule of the Rad ical party in Congress, and their special legislation iu behalf of the negroes, will he held in the Town Hall, in Middletown, on Saturday evening next, the 4th of June, at 8 o'clock. The meeting will be addressed, upon the issues of the day, by Hon. Michael C. Kerr, of Indiana. Mr. Kerr is in Congress, and will be able to expose more fully to the people the plans and purposes of the dominant party whose central and controlling power is lo cated in the halls of that body. Let all who desire to hear a calm, dispassionate, hut earnest dismssiou of the topics of the times, be present. To Readers and Correspondents.— The outer form, to-day, will be found quite attractive. " The Sabbath Bell," nnd " Goiug a Maying," are two sweet little gems of poesy. Unburied Corse,' The story of " The is simply a narrative of events which passed under the writer's notice and observation, unembellished by any drafts upon fancy. The story is not the less thrilling, on that account, and affords another illustration that truth is stranger than fiction. After a long silence, we arc pleased to hear again from our esteemed correspond ent in Savannah. We hope to hear from him more frcqucutly. Our fair correspondent " Irene, furnished us with a bas graphic pen-and-ink picture of good old St. Anil's, the fidelity of which will be acknowledged by all who havo trodden its hallowed prcciucts. kuow of no lovelier spot, when bathed in the golden sun light and balmy atmos phere of a sweet June morning, than St. Ann's. We The letter of " Dinah Badiner" is laid aside, simply becuuse the subject has lost its interest. We should he pleased to hear from tho writer on other topics. We have on hand a number of other manuscripts, which shall have attention in due time. We have received from the National Publishing Company, Philadelphia, ad vance sheets of the second volume of Al exander II. Stephens' great work on the war, which will shortly be issued from the press. This work is sold by subscription only, and an agent is wanted in every county. Address National Publishing Company, 26 South Scveuth street, Phil adelphia. Well balanced beads—we do not mean human heads, for few such are to be found —but newspaper beads, with an equal number of letters on each side of propriate cut, like the Public Ledger, the Public Record, The Sun, The Age, the Middletown Transcript, for instance tribute to the good appearance of paper, and betoken a correct conception of proportion. nt! ap con a news Judge Thurman, of Ohio, and Judge Sharswood, of Pennsylvania, are looming up on the political horizon, as democratic candidates for the Presidency, in 1872. They are both men of ability who would confer honor and dignity upon the office, and command the respect of the whole country. " Lotiiair," the last novel from the practiced pen of the Right lion. Benjamin D'Israeli, is the latest sensation in the lit terary world. It has been twenty-three years since anything from the author's pen was published, and the present work has been written in the hours of relaxation from his political duties. Frank \V. Lynch, son of Amos W. Lynch, Esq. of this vicinity, has become the editor of the Cotton Plant, published at Austin, Mississippi, succeeding T. J. Woodson, who commenced the publication of tie paper in September last. Wo wish Frank abundant success in his new enter prise. Thomas Harvey was nominated on Sat urday last, as the radical candidate for Sheriff, of this county, and C. A. Wins low for Coroner, both of Wilmington. The negroes turned out in large numbers, while comparatively few whites voted. The ticket, therefore, is the ticket of tho negroes. The municipal election, in Richmond, 1 a. Thursday, resulted in the success of the Conseivutiva ticket by a large majori ty. Tbc Conservatives nlBO have Norfolk. Part No. 4, of Vincent's History of Del aware, contains an account of the visit of the Hollanders and the settlement of the Swedos. The Democratic nomination for Sheriff and Coroner, w»U take place on Saturday next, tho 4th of Juuc. Tlie violence of tlie wind, yesterday af ternoon. blew tl»c top off of one of tbc ears. | LOCAL AND STATE AFFAIRS. Troc in,« in the Schools.— Mr. Woolmnn, of Hie Frecdmen's Bureau, or the Bureau of Educa tion, VO believe it is now culled, paid our town nn official visit, on Monday lust. Complaint had been made, by the female teacher of the colored school, first, to Mr. Endue, teacher of the white public school, and then to Esquire Walker, and finally to Mr. Woolman, that certain pupils of the public school had stoned her, w hile she was passing the public school house, and also some of tile colored pupils. Mr. Woolmnn called on Mr. Lndue, at the public school, on Monday, and stated the (.'found of complaint, giving to the boys, at the same time, whose names had been sent up to him, some advice as to propriety conduct, Ac. Mr. Wilson, one of the Sch Commissioners, called on Mr. Woolman, and stated that the ground through which the avenue to the public school led, belonged to the school house lot, was not a public thoroughfare, and had been opened only for the accommodation of the school, and to save further trouble, if jority of the board should agree with him, he would go for closing it up. It has also been said, by some of the girls atteuding the public school, that they have been hustled from the side walk, which is quite narrow, in tile vicinity of the school house, by the tendier of the colored school ami her pupils, the latter at times making themselves further offensive by grimaces in pass ing, and by running up on the steps of the school house. We mention these reports, in justice to all concerned without knowing anything of their truth. A little forbearance have prevented all difficulty. Of ool a ma I ight, no doubt, Ni ts to Ciuck. —A good practical joke is a capital tiling, provided always it docs not in volve too much capital to make it practicable to indulge in such things ad libitum. We lmd a in point, in Middletown, this week : dclphia dealer who mokes frequent visits to Mid and is always full of fun when he conus, citizens, some months since, to procure him several bushels of Indian Walnuts, for a special purpose. The walnuts were bought, in good faith, nnd expressed to the city ; but city joker thinking, no doubt, the joke had bee carried far enough, paid the matter, thought "it would case A Phila dletown, called on • of further attention to Our Middletown friend, however, do to give up so, Mr. Brown," nnd accordingly brought suit, on Mon day last, before referees, (the defendant being present,) for the amount of the purchase monev. Judgment was given in his favor for $17.50, aud the costs added, made the aggregate about $20 ; a little too much capital even for a capital joke. Our Philadelphian was considerably nonplussed, at first, at this decision, hut concluded to laugh it oil'as a good joke, even though it was at his own expense, being plus the nuts, minus the $20. The Peach Trade. —Quite a number of New York commission men have visited this State, within the past two weeks, extending their ac quaintance among the j»each growers of the pe ninsula, and inquiring into the shite of the crop generally. We have heard of no sales, except to the canners. It is reported that sales were made at Dover, early in the season, when it was sup posed the crop would be a heavy one, at 50 cents per basket. No orchard could be purchased at that rate now. An offer of ninety cents per bas ket was made in this town, on Thursday last, but refused. It is uow the opinion of experienc ed men that prices will not rule below per basket, and some have expressed the opinion that they will go considerably above that figure. It is conceded that the crop will fall much short of the early estimate. The Old Folks Concert, at Smyrna, says the Herald, was a great success. The hall was filled to overflowing, and everybody seemed to enjoy themselves. The costume of tho olden time at tracted much attention and produced no small amount of merriment. The Old Folks feature of the Concert to be given in Middletown, on Wednesday evening, the 8th of June, will he very attractive. No pains will he spared to get it up artistically, and ns it will he a novelty here it is expected that it will draw together mense concourse to witness it. Some fine pie ces are in process of rehearsal, among them, sev eral highly popular comic songs, well calculated to please. The price of tickets has been duccd, so as to admit a gentleman und two lu dollar IV dies for one dullur. to Land at Delaware City. —We hear of a claim to property around Delaware City, embracing about a thousand acres of highly im proved land, on which commodious buildings have been erected. The claimants reside, some in New Jersey, one in.Manayunk Pa. and four in this county. The progerty in question, it is alleged, was sold for taxes, for a term of nine ty-nine years, and the lease is about expired. The claimants contend that the property verts to the heirs of the original e being taken to sift the matter thorough ly, and if there is any ground of action the claim will be put in suit. The report mentioned last week, in the Mutual Friend, that tho purchasers of several farms near Delaware City, at good round prices, a few weeks ago, had not complied with the terms, and tho supposition that they meant to forfeit the pay ments made on them, we understand is not strict ly correct in all its details. An extension of fif days was asked for, and granted by some of the parties, hut refused by others. The railroad to connect with Delaware City, certaiuly he constructed. Total Vote. Ci. 1 a now re owners. Mea te ■c learn, will The vote for Sheriff reached 4170, (without counting one precinct in Red Lion) and was divided as follows: Harvev 1007, Arm strong 773, Martin 693, Lewis G2o' Hukill 467, Gem mill 205, Hagany 185, Griffith 115, Rianhard 78, Taylor GO, Chandler 53, Morrow 24. The vote for Coroner stood as follows, with Red Lion to hear from : Winslow 1414. Lacey 1255, Cur ry 322, Draper 371, Zeblcy 299, Stewart 231. The Democratic Association of White Clav Creek Hundred, will meet at the Deer Park Ho tel, Newark, Del. every Saturday evening at 7* o clock, until the close of the campaign. Ar rangements arc being made for a scries of Public Meetings which will be addressed by some of the most eminent and eloquent speakers of the try. t couu zticius S. Reed, a ■itli one arm , 'ho lias gained sonic notoriety here, recently, liy procur ing tlic arrest of one of our citizens, was com mitted to New Castle jail, on Thursday week, in default ol $700 bail, to answer the charge of sel ling to William Jones on the Darby road, near Philadelphia, u horse and carriage, which lie hud hired ut Owen Trainor a livery stable in Wil mington. t Tournaments are becoming popular in tbo North. One was held at the Prospect Park Fair Grounds, New York, on Tuesday, and another is to be held nearer the city, soon. The knights ol Maryland and Virginia, particularly distin guished themselves. Ilurrv up the Warwick Tournament, gentlemen. The queens of love and beauty are waiting to bo crowned. Tlie Republicans will lio'd an election next Thursday afternoon, June 2nd. for delegates and alternates to the State Convention, which will meet at Dover, on the 0th proximo, to nominate candidates for Governor and Cong elections in tlie several Hundreds will he held between tho hours of 3 and 5 o'clock, e ross. The . M. .Some thief stoic three chickens from James Smith, of this town, ou Saturday uipht last, left hchiud hit» a hickory cane with head. It was hoped that the cane might lead to the identification of the thief, but the hone has not yet been realized. A Prince. —Mr. Wanamaker of Oak Hall, al though hut thirty two years of age already ranks among the merchant prince's of the country. He does more business than any other Philadelphia. A regiment of troops stationed at Fort Delà ware, were ordercd*to the Canadian border, on \\ ednesday, by (Jen Meade, who has gone to the dra"cnt r m'on&a 0n8eqUt ' nCS ° f the Fcni "" ri w .1 a.™ i. vnj StrawtmÄra;ÄÄ'imh'iÄ " in the Academy yard, for the benefit of the Sab bath School. Ex-Sheriff Henry Pratt, of Smyrna, died at the residence of bis son, ucar Clay tun, on Fridav I * ofl«M neck. ' ' I ml * .1 one man The Strawberry Festival for the benefit of the Smyrna Library will be held Thursday and Fri day evenings of next week—2d nnd 3d proximo. The Amphion Bnnd, of this town, will piny to night ut the Klkton Opern. They «re also en gaged to piny at West Chester, at the annual Coinnieneement of Wm. F. Wyers' School, the 23d of June. on The annual meeting of the Fruit G sudation of Delaw •era As l nnd Maryland, will take place at Odessa, on Saturday, 11th of June. A Camp Meeting will bo held at the Camden, Del. camp ground, commencing August 3 d and closing on the 12th. This is the lust night of the Towa Unit Festi val. Give them u "benefit" Ibis c veiling. (Xrrespondence oj (he Jlidtlltloun Trunterivt. LETTER FROM SMYRNA, Smyrna, May 25th,' 1870. Mu. Editor:—N ow that we bavo had such a refreshing shower of rain, it ucems possible to sit down comfortably aud col lect one's thoughts. How new and clean all vegetation looks in its spring attire of delicate green, flecked hero and there with lovely flowers ! The dust is all gone, the pavements look clean and bright, and this fine day has sent many out into the streets fur fresh air and recreation. Business seems pretty lively here present. Merchants nl were all busy selling Saturday. Cannot say whether cash sales or "peach sales." The chief topic in business circles is "peaches," and many are expecting to reap a golden harvest from the luscious, blushing fruit. The manufacture of baskets for shippiug peaches is becoming quite popular hero. There are three firms who are or will shortly he engaged in it. - They will ploy a number of meu and boys who paid from 2J to 3J cents per basket. Ex perienced hands can make from 60 to 80 per day. In your last issue you state that intend having an Old Folks Concert, yours succeeds as well as ours you will he repaid. It was decidedly one of the best entertainments of the kind, twenty performers who were dressed in the costumes of a century or less ago, and so complete was the disguise that it difficult to. recognise the faces of friends under powdered hair, high caps and spec tacles. The music was very .fine, con sisting of quartettes, duettes, solos and cborusses. They entertained the audience about two hours, and the unbounded plause evinced great delight. The next thing on the tapis is a straw berry festival'tbr the benefit of the Library. This will be a pleasant as well as a profit able affair; for the ladies of this town know how to make festivals a success. The spirit of improvement must he asleep, or dreaming, as I see no build ings in progress at present. Perhaps she has left town for the summer; having had such a brilliant career a few months ago. It may be that she is resting at the "Plains," a large farm, six miles from Greensboro, owned liy Mrs Bourne, of Boston. This lady is said to bo worth several millions, and is spending some of her income by erecting handsome and costly buildings on this her maiden proper ty. Having been there a few weeks ago I will give you a short description of the place. The land well deserves the Plaius, for it is very level, tre of the farm the buildings are located , and consist of a mansion with front, 85 ft! by 30 ft. depth ; and a wing 45 by 21 ft. It contains 21 on cin arc you If There wore was ap name of Near the eon rooms, 2 largo halls, 2 stairways and has beautiful porches back and front, above and below, and cost $26, 000. A few yards back of this stands the overseer s house. It is nearly square, be ing 54 by 68 ft. contains 14 rooms, a large hall 12 feet wide, 2 stair-ways and porch es above and below, cost $22,000. These houses are frame, built of wood carefully selected so as to bave few or no knots 1 he floors and weather-boarding are both double. Every part is built in the most substantial manner ; of tho best materials. Reside these two, there is a gardener's cot tage, two cottages for bands, a wash-house, -house and dairy, making in all quite a hamlet. She has also erected a lar<*c barn and stables 45 by 84 feet, cribs and granary 45 by 34 feet, sliccp-housc 06 by 16 feet, nnd cow stable 120 by 40 feet The whole will cost about $70,000. It is supposed there are not such buildings those on this peninsula. Mrs. Bourne is ice as travelling in Eu rope.. She has several daughters married to princes in Germany and France and is t isiting them. She has adopted a grand son, to whom ( it leave the bulk of her now supposed,) she will property. I would like to describe the "Plains" in detail ; but want of time forbids. \ our hall festival is in progress to-nigbt, aud I vc no doubt the berries and cream are tempting many a well filled wallet. May you have abundant success is the siucere wish of your î ■ COUKESI'ONDENT. It is now reported that Espartero will accept the crown of Spain. This disting uished citizen was dismissed from the Ministry by Queen Isabella in Immediately insurrections in his name broko out at. Madrid, Barcelona and Sara gossa, but Espartero took no part in them, and tho next year resigned tho office of Senator, since which time be has been en tirely out of the circle of political combi nations. This fact is in his favor at the present time, as it removes him from the circle of clique manifestations. But tho roup detat in Portugal, may have some effect upon the views of parties in relation to a candidate for tho throne of Spain. That an Iberian union is contemplated is be yond question. Portugal seems preparing for the change, and the friends of this movement in Spain, will naturally wish to see a »nan in supreme authority there, who will favor their side of the issue should it arise. 1850. rri • i J " erc 18 danger of a row, it is said, be tween Great Britain and the United States 011 uecoul ' t the cod aud mackerel fisher! men ' A law of Canada authorizes Brit £ fisheries* '^to'îro^^o a" , * 1,C P r0teUtion . " H,lcr,es * to go on board any vessel within any harbor of Canada, and remain there, or order her to leave ; and if she delays to sail, after such notification, for twenty-four hours, she may be seized. ^hc first British officer who tries it on any * au kce nsning smack, will be thrown overboard, and then trouble will begin. Matters are becoming more and more complicated in these neighbors of Napoleon's, Spain and Port ugal. near COL., IV IL 31 Ell A correspondent of the Sussex Journal, writin" from Monmouth county, N. J. savs " A Delà" warean lias been figuring rallier conspicuously here during the past two or three years. 1 nl lude to Colonel Wilmcr, Ex-Provost Marshal of vour State. 1 believe this gentleman's pubic la bors during the war, began at Wilmington Del and ended at Albany, N. Y. Soon after the President of the U. S. relieved him from duty at the public institute at the lat ter place, where I have been informed the Colo nel showed great proficiency in the manufacture ol paint brushes, he was elected President of the " Manhattan Prick Company," whoaftyard is a halt mile from this town, and on the 'henk of a branch of the Raritan Ray. Business progressed well, and the Colonel prospered so well that lie finally bought out the Company nnd "ran the machine" himself, until last summer, when ho suspended payment and took the bankrupt net. About this time the Colonel was attlicled will, of those remarkable losses of memory, that so often a filleted him in the Provost-Marshal's office. There, 1 believe, lie received money, clothes, Sc. from the substitutes to send home to their friends, hut forgot to do so ; hence his visit to Albany. Here he sold a certnin lot of bricks to a man and received near §1300, in payment but entirely forgot the circumstances and sold the sumo bricks to another party, therefore arrested The Colonel was •tion of trover mid conversion of property and lodged in the county jail at Freehold. After a few days, several gen tlemen entered a bond for his appearance for trial at the April term. The Colonel made his appear ance hut his case was not reached, and as lie was very dissipated in his habits (he is not a member of church any longer) his bondsmen bee lartned nnd lie was again placed in the custody of the Sheriff, and at the time I now write our lamented Ex-Provost-Mnrshul is uicditnling in jail. A friend of mine called on him a few days ago and enquired if he could do anything for him. He said he guessed not, unless lie could bring him a bottle of whiskey. « ... - ,. * - Tl» n occupants of the jail at # this time consist of Col. Wilmcr Their cells open in the same and five negroes, little yard, and they all go out to sun and exer cist* themselves together. the information of our pic-nic friends however, 1 will state that the Colonel's cell is a miserable dirty little hole, nnd I should think quite as uncomfortable ns the hay-loft horse-stab lea at Fort McHenry. over the A strnngo tragedy is reported from North Carolina. On Saturday last J. W Stevens, an ex-State Senator, attended a public meeting tn the town of Yancyville, and ns lie did not return to his family i„ the evening, search was made in every di rection throughout the night without avail. On Sunday morning the search was re slimed, and after looking everywhere else the Court-house was ransacked. The keys to all the private and jury rooms were found except one, and that was locked. The door was burst open and Mr. Stevens was found dead, dangling from a beam, with a rope around his neck and his clothing saturated with blood, A deep gash in his breast showed that he had been stabbed to the heart, and other wound showed that the room an , assassin's dagger had penetrated the unfortunate victim's throat. It is supposed that he was inveigled into the room by his assassins, on the plea of business, and then foully murdered. No clue to tho perpetrators of tho bloody deed has yet been obtained. The people of all political opinions express great regret at this horrible occurrence, and active efforts are being made to ferret out the murder ers. lhc y get-up sonic queer things around Sen ford. J lie Pcninsu'ar Hecord, prints the following item : Mrs Cntehrine Elli good, of this town is the fortunate owner of a " lame Duck ' common species, which laia a nest full of oggs, precisely the shape and form of gourds, with handle 2 to 3 inches long with the exact curve and form of a common gourd. Beat this 1 cninsular for " strange freaks iu nature." 1 he Record also says, a uobin, almost entirely white, has made for the lust five or six years, her annual visits to this towu, for the purpose of rearing her young. The people havo become so accustomed to these visits that they look with apparent anxiety for her arrival. i lie editor of the Boston Evening Times although a Republican, is unequivocal in his criticism of the obstructionists in Con gicss. In Tuesday evening's issue he says "there never was a period since the Declaration of Independence when the peo ple at large were so dissatisfied with their representatives iu Congress, or so deter mined to mark their great displeasure em phatically when opportunity shall come." And the dissatisfaction and determination grow apace. That story of "tho great snake hunt in Ohio," where 13,983 snakes in the tall were burnt prairie grass, in an aroa of twenty acres, has gone the rounds of the newspaper press unchallenged. The Ma rion Ohio Mirror, which journal got up the story, is now entitled to tho belt tho champion story teller. - stories of tho " big birds " seen in the west, all hollow. It beats the e have been credibly informed, Centreville paper, that there says a are arrange ments on foot with a fair prospect of suc cess for running a train on the Q. A. & K. R. R. from Townsend to Sudlersville, the present terminus of the road, at an early date; also, that operations will be resumed ere long for the completion of the road to Centreville, by the end of the present year. Stuikk Fon Higher Wages.—T he hands at work grading the railroad below Laston struck gcs. Monday for higher wa r Ihe work will be discontinued until the terminus of the road is fixed, and the hundred men lately at work on it can now turn their attention to agriculture. on Wc publish the following ns a compan -piecc for something similar ou tho first r J ho Chemquasnbamlicook River flows into Lower Umsakis Luke between ITpcr Pataquongomts and AVallahgosqur gamook Lakes. ion page : Valuable.— Mr. Nathan Shipley, who resides near Warfieldsburg, lias a valua ble brood marc. She is not ten yenrs old yet, and her colts have realized $570. ^ Much excitement still prevails in San b rancisco about the silver mines of New Mexico, which arc said to be the richest in the world. Despatches from Canada report tv disas trous fire in Quebec on Tuesday, which destroyed five or six hundred bouses and two ships. ITEMS OF NEWS. President tirant has issued a procla tion, stating that sundry illegal military enterprises and expeditions are being set on foot in this country against the tiov ernnient and people of the Dominion of Canada. He warns all good citizens of the United States against aiding, abetting, or countenancing the same, and notifies those who take part in such movements, that by so doing they forfeit all right to the protection of the Uovermcut of the United States, or to its interference in their be Thc proclamation closes by enjoin ing all officers in the service of the United States to exert themselves to prevent and defeat these unlawful proceedings, and to arrest and bring the offenders to justice. The movement of Fenians towards Can ada continues, and it was thought that several thousand raiders would be concen trated at St. Albans on Tuesday night. Pigeon Hill, in Canada, opposite Frank lin, Vt. which is supposed to bo an objec tive point, is defended by a strong Cana dian force. It is stated that the U. S. steamer Michigan, has been stationed to to protect the Welland Canal. A Chicago despatch says that an agent of Kiel, named Perreau, arrived there on Saturday last, it is believed for consulta tion with Gen. O'Neill. The Chicago Fenians are represented to discountenance any lied Hiver movement, regarding it as fool-hardy and dangerous. It is stated, however, that O'Neill is bent on a lied River movement, and that 1000 equipped Fenians, from California, are to join him. The Fenians made their entree into Canada, on Wendesdny, near St. Albans, Vermont. A fight took place at Pigeon Hill, between two or three hundred Fe nians and a body of British troops, in which the Fenians were worsted, having three killed, tien. O'Neil was arrested in the house of Alva Richards, about i>0 rods this side of the line, by U. S. Mar shall Foster, taken to St. Albans, and thence, in default of $'.10,000 bail, con ducted to Burlington prison. His follow ers are greatly demoralized. Four ma half. rcgi uients of Fenians, under Lieutenant Colo nel Cleary, advanced on Huntington, Thursday, and occupied the town. Cabral's revolution in Sun Domingo is gaining adherents, the people believing that annexation to the United States is a hoax. It is believed there that the ratifi cation of the treaty witli the United States will restore order. Judge O'Sullivan has arrived at San Domingo in connection with the subject of annexation. A large vat, filled with benzine, in Heed's kid glove cleaning establishment, in Charlestown, Massachusetts, exploded on Friday night, the 20th inst. blowing out the rear wall and setting fire to the building, which on was totally destroyed ; also a stable and an unoccupied dwelling adjoning. Loss $15,000. 'J ho Washington Republican says : " Miss Kate V. Jennings, a quadroon, has been appointed a clerk in the Fourth auditor's office. This is the first colored appointment among the lady clerks in the Treasury Department." À white woman was turned out to make room for this quadroon. Thirty soldiers of the sapper corps at West Point, New York, have deserted on account of harsh treatment from tliei géant. A number of poor people havo joined iu their pursuit for the sake of the reward of $50 offered for each deserter re captured. A list of three hundred and fifty collec tors of internal revenue lias been sent by the Secretary of tho Treasury to the House of Representatives who are said to be in arrears to tho Government. r fur Thirty of the eases, tn which suit has been ordered, amount to about $3,000,000. The Mexican Minister is greatly annoy ed at tho language used in the report deinning President Juarez for his partici pation in the smuggling frauds frontiers, and calls for' a modification of the same; the Committee don't seem dis posed to cat their words. A memorial has been sent to the United States Senate bv John War cim Oil our ren, claiming to be a naturalized citizen, praying for redress for alleged imprisonment and ill treatment during two years by the Gov ernment of Great Britain. A most brutal murder was perpetrated near London, England, on Monday night, of a family or five persons, consisting of a father, mother sister-in-law and two children, discovered. There are thirty-two daily newspapers published in New York city, six in Ger man, two in French, one Scandinavian, and tho rest in English. These dailies print 222,000,000 sheets annually, and their receipts are about $8,700,000. The London Observer regards tho clos ing by the United States government of the St. Marie Canal to the Red River expedition as an act of studied unfriend liucss. The murderer has not yet been Anna Dickinson's leeture at Saginaw, Michigan, for the benefit ol the Home of the Friendless, resulted, after paying her $200 for the lecture, in tho Home receiv ing $10.25. It is said that Gen. Grant's family will go to Long Branch early iu June, aud that the President will spend the greater part of the month there. It has been proposed in the Corps Legislatif, Paris, to reduce the salaries of its members fifty per cent. They ceivc thirty thousand francs each. A tremeudous storm visited Hunterdon county, New Jersey, on Saturday night last, causing the destruction of houses, barns, stables, fences, orchards, &c. and killing horses and cows. The florist who succeeds in producing a blue dahlia can take the £20,000 prize deposited in the Bank of England by enthusiastic botanist. It is stated that the property qualifica tion required of naturalized citizens in ltliodc Island deprives about 15,000 of them of the franchise. Six Chinese companies of San Francisco have drawn up a circular for distribution in China, discouraging the emigration of Chinese to the United States. Bennington, Vt. importing colored girls from Virginia for house servants. Twen ty-fivc arrived last week. now re an The Canadian authorities active measures for defence. are taking BUSINESS LOCALS. Notices under this head 10 cts. a line for each insertion. W. M. Kennard, 806 Market Street, Wilmington, has one of the finest assort ments of black silks ever offered in that market, composed in part of fine black Gro de Rhine, $1.00, Gro Grain $1.37&, extra $1.50, Taffeta $1.50 and $1.7**, Superior Gro de France $1.75 and $*2.00 grand Cachemire de Amérique at $*2.50, very heavy and beautiful, same goods now selling in nearly every city at $3.00, also a fine line of the fashionable Japanese and Pongee Silks, in all shades, from $1.00 to $1.25 per yard. And probably the most extensive variety of new dress fabrics to be found in any one store south of New York. Selling for one price enables this house to offer many inducements to Cash buyers. Sprague's Pacific Jaconet, French Lawns; and Organdies—new styles and colors, 15, 20, and 25 cents per yard. French Grenadines, 40, 50, and 62^ cts. per yard, at John A. Reynolds & Sons'. THE MARKETS. MIDDLETOWN MARKET. CORRKCTEl) WEEKLY BY A. T. BRAOLKY. Wheat, prime. Corn, yellow, " white Oats, new. Timothy Seed. Clover Seed... Kffps. Mutter.. Lard... Chickens (dressed) Turkeys. Ducks. Geese. Hams. Sides. Shoulders. Pork, (dressed). Potatoes. $1 35 i oo 98 GO 7 50 20 cts doz 25 cts. $ lb 19 m, 20 " " 15 0 1 G " " 19020 " " 19020 " " 1501 G " " 2 " " ..18020 " " ..15016 " " .13014 400 50$ bushel. 30 1'IIII.ADELIU Prime new red wheat new yellow. Oats (Pennsylvania)., Clovcrsced. Timothy.. $1 3001 32 ..Î 0901 10 $8 03 $4 74 C .64 WILMINGTON. NYlieat, prime ....SI 2501 35 . 1 10 .-..GO ....$G 7500 50 New Oat Flour SPECIAL NOTICES. ^•ST-Tlic Great Original Chk.ai* John, i open out at No. 1 Town Hall (late hank room) Monday Evening, the 30th of May. g used iu housekeeping, ware, bools and shoes, indow shades, glasswar &e wholesale • sold i ivill ile will sell tli dry goods, carpets, oil *, table and d retail, r\ Look ke cloths, pocket cutlery, & at the lowest prit out for him. •' Delaw BLINDNESS nml cM liy .1. of Diseases of the hue and Ear (his speciality) in the Medical Colleyr >>t Philadelphia , 13 years experience , (ft den, Holland,) N timonials can he seen at his office died to accomimti DKAFNFSS, TA Bill I treated itli the utmost suit Isaacs. M. D. and Frol *rlv of Pliila. 'lie med 8u5 A rcli street. T ■nl faculty arc tliei ticiits, s lie has secrets in his prac itliout pain. N \ ilieial eyes inserted •liar ftpr 15—ly. fur examination. FINE READY MADE CLOTHING. 228 MARKET STREET, 2nd Door below THIRD WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. tJMIE LARGEST ASSORTMENT OF Ready Made Clothing in Delaware, Our Own Make, at less than Philadelphia Prices. Clothing is made in Superior manner by PRACTICAL TAILORS. lmnd, and will be sulil All The Proprietor having thirty years in this Busiue faction to any purchaser. A full line of experience of over ivill guarantee satis FINE CLOTHS, CASSIMERES, nnd VESTINGS, Constantly ORDER WORK, vill be nmde in the ^ LATEST STYLE AND BEST MANNER, At No. 228 Market Street, i^S^The Oldest Established Clothing Emporium in Delaware. hand for V hi eh March 1G— y Edward Moore SEIEItll'FAI.Tl'. s HERIFFALTY. To the Electors of New Castle Countjj. Fei.i.ow Citizens :—I oiler myself to vour con sideration for tlie office of SHERIFF of New Cas tle County, subject tn the nomination of the Dem Rcspectfully yours, „ „ ISAAC GRUBB. New Castle lid. Jan. 22—tn ocratic party. S HERIFFALTY.—To the Voters of the Demo eratic Party of New Castle County : Gentlemen Encouraged by many friends I induced to offer myself as a candidate for nomination for Sheriff for the County of New Castle, pledging myself to abide by the nomina tion ol said Party nnd give my hearty support to the successful candidate. Respectfully, ., _ Wm. II. LAMBSON. New Cnsile Hd. Dec. 25—tf —To the Democratic Voters kJ of New Castle County : Gentlemen : sidération ns a I again offer myself to your con fxr ,, candidate for the office of Sheriff vr.i Cll8l,e County, subject to the nomination ot the Democratic party, and hereby pledge self to give to the successful nominee a ' support. Respectfully, my liearty , JAMES ARMSTRONG, White Clay Creek Hundred, May 28—tn GIBSON'S PRICE CURRENT. Errs B utter Chickens, dressed 14. Ducks Turkeys Geese 20ct8. Lard I Gets. Hogs Hogs, alive lo. Potatoes, round 35. Feathers Honey The above prices will be paid in cash for duec delivered in good order ; and say that wc keep constantly on hand a good as sortment of Groceries nnd Provisions which we will sell reasonably for cash, at the Corner of Broad and Anderson Streets, Middletown Del. March 20—tf Wm. Z. GIBSON. 45. 14. 10 . G5. 12 . pro we wish to B ISHOP'S ANIMAL POKE-a new article; call and sec it at EVANS'. BOSTON ICE! T I1E subscriber, the original "CODE SPRINO CHAREE}-/'' begs leave to announce that he will serve Pure Boston lee the ensuing season to all w ho mny de-' sire it, and asks a liberal patronage from all. He has served you long nnd often, and has never made ten dollars clear on his ice. His price list for the present Season will be as fol lows, nnd lie assures yon 1 it is ns low as he cun sell, and you must not complain. PRICE LIST. $1 50 per hundred by the lid. in Middletow 2 00 " " " h " outside of 11 2 cts. per lb. for less than 100 lbs. in Middletow " 11 11 11 " 11 " outsideof 11 ,l ' ' 10 lbs. every CHARLES where. ADAMS. may 28—3m T u i>r.Ai.Ki<s in BASKETS, PEACH GROWERS, and all persons using or sell ing Baskets. 1 wish to call attention to a new article, made a new principle—being the lightest, and best Baskets in the market. Call or send for samples Baskets or any size or weight made to order Address C. B. ROGERS, 133 Market street, Philadelphia, Agent for Manufacturers. Also, Berry Baskets and Crates of the most ap proved patterns. [may 28 Ini E.T. EVANS AGENT FOR W. H. WANSER, PEACH KINO » OP NEW Y0SK, G WILL BE IN TIIE MARKET TO BUY ALL Good Orchards of Peaches Offered during the ensuing season, in os may 28 FKUIT GROWERS, ATTENTION !! TIIE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE Fruit Growers' Association Of Drlawarr asd Maryland Will be held at the Hotel of Wm. T. Chance. Odessa, Del. On Saturday, June 11th, 1870, )'clock, I». m. A8 business of import ill come before this meeting, it is honed there will he a full attendance. at 1 ancc 1). COR BIT, President, J. W. VANDEGUIFT, Sec. Odessa, Del. May 28—tin Smyrna Times, and Republican, town, copy twice, Delawarean, WiL Commercial Transcript and News, Chestcr and send hill to Secretary. RICHARD TOWNSEND k CO. Commission Merchants AND HEALERS IN Pearlies, Penri, Stru nberrles, AND OTHER FRUITS, Nos, 309 nnd 370, Centre Ave. W. Washington Market, NEW YORK. R.TOWNSEND, J. HILLIARD, F. McMULKIN, Townsend, Del. New York. New York. -I'Ell BY PERMISSION TO an send, Esq. Townsend, Del. Don. Benjamin T. Biggs, ,St. Georges, Del. . J. Grill!th, Sassafras, Md. Dr. George B. Dennis, Kenton, Del. Hon. Judge Houston, Milford, Del. B. A. Frazier, Sassafras, Md. Samuel Townsend. Jr. Canterbury, Del. M. S. Carman, Sassafras, Md. J. C. Van may 28—linos. Saniuel T dyke, \ andyke »Station, Delaware. 3 ~n a 5> = M TIIE CF.LERUATRD PARAGON w SHIRT. Send for self-measurement circular. J. P. DOUGHTEN, may 28-tf 410 Market st. Wilmington, Del. TF YOUR CHICKENS HAVE THE CHOLERA, A use the Remedy prepared at ClIAMlieilLAINU'R ApoTIIECAUY. may 28—lrn tpit\ THE PERSIAN INSECT POWDER, for -L destroying Bed Bugs, Roadies, Ac. and DUTCH EU LIGHTNING FLY-KII.LER—they never .fail. For sale at Cham bf.rl a in k' s A uothecarv . may 28—lm Dissolution Notice. rpilE CO-PARTNERSHIP heretofore existing J- under the name of INGRAM A GIBSON is dissolved by mutual consent, and Wm. /. Gibson is authorized to settle the business of the firm. Perdons having claims against the firm will present them at once, and those indebt ed to the firm will please make prompt payment GEORGE W. INGRAM, — „ WILLIAM !.. GIBSON. Middletown, Del. May 13, 1870. The undersigned will continue the PROVISION AKD GROCERY BUSINESS at the old stand, on Broad street. His store will always be supplied with Groceries, Crackers, it »'• jC?n, Ac. and Vegetables and Fruits of nil kinds in season. He hopes for u continuance of the favors heretofore bestowed on the old firm WILLIAM GIBSON. may 18—3\v (jORONERH To the Democratic Voters of New Castle Cqunty. Eellow-Citizkn b: —At the earnest solicitation of my friends, 1 offer myself ns a candidate for the nomination of Coroner of New Castle County, and hereby pledge myself to support the success-' ful nominee of the Democratic Party. JOSEPH EARNEST. St. Georges lid. March 2G, 1870—tn. QORONER! I To the Democratic Voters of New Castle Co. Fellow Citizens :-At the earnest solicitation, of my friends I again offer myself as a candidate for the nomination of Coroner of New Castle Co. and am thankful to my friends for the support they gave me at the last nomination election, and; pledge myself to abide tlie decision of the party n , „ RICHARD GROVFIS, Delaware City, Feb. 5—tn Boarding Wanted. A LADY desires bonrd for 3 or 4 months, for herself, and son, (12 years of age) in a re spectable family, on a farm or in u country vil-. Inge. Address (stating terms) may 21—2t . CAMBRIA, Care of Pbil'a. Nat. Bank.