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MlDUbSTOWn, DEL. SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 30, 1870. The Democratic party of Delaware will hold a State Convention at Dover, Wednesday, August 24th, nt 2 o'clock, P. M. for the purpose of uoiuinatiug a candidate for Governor, and also for Con gress. Delegates to the aforoeaid Con vention will bo chosen in tho respective Hundreds in each County, on Saturday, August 13th, 18T0. on Copious and refrt'sliing showers of four or five hours duration, on Thursday night, lowered the temperature considerably. We may now conclude that the protracted heated term is ovrr, and that the intense heat of tho last fortnight is not likely to be experienced again, this season. As a general thing August is not so fervid ns July. A correspondent of the Delaware Ga zette, writing over the signature of "A D km oca at ok Kent," suggests the name of our fellow citizen, John P. Cochran, Ksq. to the consideration of the convention for the Gubernatorial nomina tion. If.Mr. Cochran would accept the position, there can be no question that he would discharge its duties with great ccptability to the people of the State. coming ac The failure of the Baltimore mails, last week, was occasioned, it has been said, by the Oakington Camp, the travel being so great shat connection could not be made with the Delaware trains. Is the excuse a valid one? Should the United States Mail be stopped, iu transit, by a camp meeting? Is the Oakington Camp to blame for tho numerous failure?, once or twice a week; for months before it had existence. There is dereliction of duty somewhere, in the postal service. Let Mr. Crcswell see to it. Delaware Enterprise. —Mr. Isaac Solomon, formerly of this State, has es tablished on an Island in the Patuxent Kiver, near its mouth, the largest oyster and fruit canniug establi&hmcnt in tho United States. The Island comprises about eighty acres, and was purchased by Mr. Solomon, a few years ago, of Messrs. Booth and Fitzgerald, of Baltimore. An old tenant house was the only building ou the Island, at that time. Since then Mr. Solomon has remodeled the old building, transforming it into a neat and commodi ous dwelling. He has also erected an extensive packing house, a store house, and some thirty-five tenements for the ac commodation of the several hundred hands employed in tho establishment. A post «fice aud a public school have been estab lished, and two churches, a Methodist and * Catholic, are in progress of erection. A fine wharf has been built, and it is a regular stopping place for the steamers which ply between Baltimore and the Pa tuxent. Drum Point harbor, just below the Island, is the finest harbor on the Chesapeake Bay, where hundreds of eels may ride at anchor in perfect safety. A marine railway has been constructed the Island, capable of accommodating sev en vessels at a time, when repairs become necessary. A rail road has been charter ed to run between Baltimore and Drum Point, and it is expected to become a great coal depot, perhaps a naval station, and it may form the nucleus of a great city, and Mr. Solomon may have the honor of founding a city that may some day rival that of Uomulous and llemus planted up on the Tiber. It is one of the finest bath ing places anywhere to bo found, and for boating, fishing, and the finest of oysters and soft crabs, in season, it is unsurpass It would be safe to predict for Solo mon's Island and Drump Point, an im portance far in advance of that they possess. And with a few more men like Isaac Solomon, they need not be long in attaining that importance. ves on t*d. now Tins Spanish Crown.— It is now said that the Spanish Crown will be offered to Prince Alfonso, the second son of the King of Portugal, who is but five The Spaniards have thus far hunted in vain all through Kurope for a king. They tried to get a Portuguese in the person of Don Luis, who is an old onnrch; they tried to get an Italian, iu the person of Victor Emmanuel's years of ag«. cx-ni young tho Duke of Genoa ; they tried to get a Spaniard, iu the person of Espartero, who is an octogenarian. Some of them desired a French Bourbon, Montpensicr, •ionic of them a Spanish Bourbon, the l'rince of Asturias ; some of them an Eng lish Prince, one of the sons of ljueeti Vic toria. They have just tried to get the Herman Prince Leopold ; but they ha thought it better to give him up than take a war along with him. son Our government is beginning to wake up to the fact that there is war in Europe. TI» 3 navy is to be placed on a war footing. Orders have gone forward from the Navy Department to the commandants of the Portsmouth, Boston, Brooklyn, and Phil adelphia Navy yards, to hasten, with all possible speed, the repair and completion of every vessel that can be placed in com ipiMioa. The average yield of wheat, this season, $n the BayiSidc district of Talbot county, js tcQ to fifteen bushels for oqe. l«OCA L AND STATE AFP AIKS. The prosperity of every town depends in most part upon its productive industry. The working men and producing classes—tho men who build houses, manufacture machinery, build carriages, make harness, saddles, hoots and shoes, wagons, carts, plows, threshers, reapers, and all kinds of agricultural implements—tlib workers in brick and mortar, leather, iron, wood nnd stone,-— these are the men who, in conjunction with those who employ their capital in productive industry, build up the towns and cities of the land. The merchants, shop-keepers, traffickers, offices, Ac. nrc conveniences and useful as agencies to minis ter to the wants nnd needs of society, but there is a tendency towards an overplus of this class in every community. W'liat is needed in every place is more mechanics, more producers, more manufacturers, more capital employed in pro ductive industry, to build up and develop the town or neighborhood where such capital exists. If the money of a town or neighborhood is lock ed up in bank stock, or bonds, or employed in distant enterprises, it is of but little public bene fit.. It employed in shaving, nt usurious rates of interest, it is not only positively injurious to business, but exercises a hurtful and demoraliz ing influence upon society. To build up a town and neighborhood, its capital and business gics must be employed and expended nt home, not sent abroad, to build up enterprises in dis tant places which possess no local interest, nnd which pay, perhaps, a smaller per cent. Ilian the industries which might employ it at home. Capital is needed in Middletown. Houses pay a rental of twelve to twenty-five per cent, nnd more hou ses arc needed. A pencil canning establishment is needed here. It would be a convenience and source of profit to the peach growers, and would furnish profitable employment to many and children, ns well ns some men. who folding their hands in idleness and sitting about the street corners gazing upon vacancy. Wool en nnd cotton factories might he established here and made as profibibic as they are at other pla ces, ndding to our population, increasing our, productive industry, und swelling tho of the general wealth. We have sites for paper mills, tanneries, and other industries, ould pay our capitalists quite us well, if not a great deal better, than Government, State, or Pacific or other rail road bonds, and build our section, improve and develop our town anil neighborhood, enlarge our population, and stim ulate trade and business generally, out these remarks for the considcrali puer omen now accoun 'll ich up We throw . . on of the intelligent business men und capitalists around . The energy and enterprise are here, the caj» ital is here—all that is needed is combination and proper direction towards home enterprise anu local development. The capitalist would thus stimulate the mechanic and artisan, and the increased product of their operative labor would react beneficially upon the capitalist, en hancing the value of his houses and lands, and paying him a better profit than his bonds, be cause it is the nature of well conducted industry and enterprise to increase and multiply anil grow with the growth of surrounding industries, but the value ot bonds and like investments, a general thing, is stationery, consequently not so productive. ii as Peach Items.—T he Hale's Early variety is al most an entire failure this year, at least in this eection. Farmers who on Saturday last expected to ship at least a hundred baskets on Monday, did not ship more than twenty baskets, so badly had they rotted. One gentleman, of this town, who shipped over six hundred baskets last year, will not ship fifty baskets of this variety It is said the honey bees and black swarm upon them by the million. We are shipping two car loads offrait per day —1000 baskets—from Clayton. The Jersey Blue will soon commence daily trips from Bombay Hook to accommodate the peach trade. Two tugs arc advertised to run from Smyr Creek to carry fruit. A line of steamers will not be maintained from Mahon's, it is understood, the crop not being large enough to sustain it. Last year about 500,000 baskets were shipped via this route. A great portion of the Sussex the Lewes steamers, trips. They c thi year. nil 8 ua crop is going via inch will soon make daily . an put the fruit in New York two hours earlier than the cars, and at a greatly re duced freight. The distance from Lewes by Ma ter. is about 145 miles to New York, and by rail about 240 miles, hence the boats have the advan tage. Several farmers in this vicinity have sold their crops for 8) cts. per basket, we understand, and one or two small crops have been sold for a dol lar.— Smyrna Times. The shipment of Hale's Early peaches will lie pretty much over, niter next week. This variety ""*•-■ It has to hi else it of the peach is but little esteemed, picked and shipped in an unripe state, will rot and full. No more trees of this variety will be planted here, and some who have the trees are talking of having other varieties grafted upon their stocks. Mr. Wm. Flintham, of Mid dle Neck, has shipped the finest lot of Hales that has been sent to market this season. They of large size and well colored. verc Sheriff Richardson will sell on the 12th of Au gust, at the hotel of Joseph Yarnall, in New Castle, a brick house and frame kitchen on Or ange street, taken in execution as the property of Francis J. Cillahau. Also on Saturday, the 13th of August, at Black Bird, the real estate of George »Staats, k: farm, containing 36 acres. Also si farm of Susanna! acres of land. nown as the Cornelius Walker ill acres, and another lot of it the s ime time und place the i llukill. containing over 300 Our town commissioners have been tilling up the depressions in our streets for some days past, and they are looking much improved. The gut ters need cleaning out, and the weeds need re moving. Lake street nnd Cass street both need attention. The former requires grading, nnd the latter needs raising in the centre and the gutters opened and the side walks defined. A great deal of labor is needed upon our streets, nnd our commissioners will do nil that they have funds to pny for. Land Sales. —Sheriff Wilds made tlie follow ing sales in this town, on Thursday last:—The farm of George Wiest, in the "Aliev," 3 miles from town, containing 25(M acres R.'ß.Garman, for 14,100. Mr. Wiest bought the farm of the purchaser for $22,000 about three years since. Also the farm of Samuel M. Jones, stoii3 Cross Roads, containing about 200 acres to David J, Murphy, of Newark, for $0,200.— Smyrna Times. Blacl - The excursion to Lcwts, which wo mentioned last week, will come off on Monday next, tlie 1st of August. The train will leave Middletown at 7.10, a. m. and leave Lewes at C, i*. m. allowing about five or six hours at tlie beach. Tickets Ru the round trip $2 00. Same price at all stations above Middletown. We understand that three s will be allotted to the passengers from this station. ca Kirn nions, Slocum k Co's great etkiopiau corn! lunation, comprising the very liest pertbriners in the United States, will give 'two entertainments in the luwn Hull, in this place, on the 15th and 16th of August next. The company arc finishing an elegant opera house in Philadelphia at a cost ot $9;», 000 and give these entertainments prior to occupying it. A race has been made between S. B. Foard Jr.'s "Cecil," and a trotter belonging to Mr! MeCrouc at Ihtrc's Corner. The race contested at Warwick, oa The hay shed of Mr. James Buckson oughfaro Neck, wus struck by lightning, Monday night last, aud set on fire, but a d being convenient the fire w ill be Thursday, Aug. 4th. in Thor pump extinguished. An Elkton paper says "Elkton is beset with nuisances : Ollensive smells, trespassing live stoek, snarling curs, moon-baying pointers, yowling cats, and aversion to work." A Good \iei.d.— Mr. J«| in F. Staats, of Appo quiniiuink Hundred, picked, last season, from 230 trees, 1 000 baskets o'' peaches. This is near •y 7 baskets per tree. Mr. Thomas Cochran lost a valuable Friday of last week. -I I . - The animal dropped dead m the yoke, owing, it is supposed, to the hot weather. Tiie first car load of poaches from Middletown Hale s Early, was shipped on Mondav last, and consigned to Wm. If. Wanser, Esq. N. Y. Ait Irishman at work in tlie field of .Mr. John Cochran, near Middletown, had a sun stroke on ■Monday last The entertainments gi*cn in the Town Hull, on Thursday and Friday evenings, by Mulligan, Mortimer, Howard & Bray's Minstrel and Bur lesque Opera Troupe were of the highest order, hut were slimly attended notice and unfavorable weather. This troupe combines some of the best talent in the country, and is, as it claims to be, nulli sccnndus, far celling, we think, either Dixie's or Sanford's. Charles Howard's Plantation Scene was a verita ble representation ; the clog exercises, and the music, vocal and instrumental, were very fine, a due appreciation of which was shown by re peated spplause. to it hie ral for its on of ed account of the stiort ex 1 ' There is no plj like HOME." —A citizen of this town, who with his family returned home from the sea-side, a few days since, says he felt the full force of the words of the old song, when he reached Middletown, having escaped frotn the dust of travel, the burning sun, and the devour ing mosquitoes on the beach. Going to the sea side for comfort, is not what it is cracked up to be, in this sweltering weather, at least. The comforts of home are greater than any which can be purchased for money nt our best watering places. Stituoeox Fishind Castle. —Parties from Philadelphia and New York have recently built a scow and located it out iu the river oppo site New Castle for the purpose of catching stur geon. They have all the necessary facilities for canning the meat and converting the fat into oil. It is to be a very lucrative business, nnd from the energy these men appear to display, they will realize handsome profits. Ne Our acknowledgements nrc due to Messrs. War n r or t Djckson k McEIrnth, 338 Greenwich street, New 1 ork, for a crate of fine Lawton Blackber ries, grown upon the farm of Mr. Wm. K. Lock wood, Sassafras Neck, Cecil county, Md. deliv ered at the instance of Mr. E. B. Rice, for said firm. Our thanks are due to those gentlemen for their kind attentions. Delaware College. —This time-honored insti tution will be opened under the new organiza tion on the 24th of September, and we trust that its future career may be i Every parent having an .interest in sustaining the College and giving to it the material support necessary to make it prosperous. every way successful, s to educate should take Eighteen loads of peaches went over the railroad on Monday, and the same number on Tuesday, five of which -*ero for Philadelphia. A car load per day 1ms been shipped from this station, and on Thursday, two car loads were sent off. "The merciful man is merciful to his beast." Spare the poor horses, mules nnd oxen. What with the heat, the flies, and the rough usage of their unthinking and unfeeling drivers, they have a hard time of it. The total number of cars engaged to carry tlie peach crop, this season, is 420, more than employed last year. As the crop is lighter than that of last year, of course the cars will not make as many trips. The Catholic congregation is engaged in erect ing quite a fine Church at New Castle. The front is to be of white marble. The estimated co3t is from twenty-five to thirty thousand dol lars. ers r ere Thomas B. Lockwood lias sold liia farm in the " Aliev," two miles from Smyrna, containing 150 acres, to John Appleton, of Odessa, for $15, 000 —$100 per acre. Governor Saulshury has commissioned J. M. irr, Esq. to be Notary Public for the city of Wilmington, in place of Wiggins. Rev. II. Colclazer of the Methodist Episcopal Church, will preach to-morrow morning i Presbyterian Cliureh, at tho usual hour. Blackbird Camp commenced on Thursday. There will be a pretty general attendance to morrow. The Milford paper saj's that an old colored wo Sussex County, has fallen heir to twenty five thousand dollars. Some evilly -disposed persous a Kitt'st Ham mock deface the carriages of parties stopping there, by cutting them. A new building and loan association is talked of in Middletown, to be organized on the perma nent plan. The C icctervillc, Md. Camp which commenced on Saturday last, it is reported, will continue until Tuesday next. A Gazette correspondent suggests Jesse Sharpe as the uext Democratic candidate for Governor. Camden Camp commences next Wednesday. About one hundred tents are erected. Ihr Ill; The Red Lion Camp, commences on Wednes day, the third of August. The Fifteenth Amendment celebration off on Saturday next, in this town. The peach pickers arc on hand again, this sea son, but not in such numbers as last. comes Texas.— It is estimated that over 100, 000 immigrants have entered Texas with in the last twelve months, and during last December over 1,500 came daily into the State. The crops this summer, it is be lieved, will be double those of last year. The hilly regions of the western part of tho Stato arc very healthy, but the per sons who settle on the low, flat lands, and use tho water of the streams, are liable to chills and fevers, and tho inhabitants of tho coast cities arc subject to yellow fever. Labor is in great demand in the agricul tural districts, and farm hands from $15 to $20 a month and their board. During the cotton-picking season they paid from $2 50 to $8 a day and board. In the cities journeymen mechanics are paid from $3 50 to $5 a day. receive or ■ Purchase op Foreign Ships.— The reason American merchants cannot pur chase foreign-built ships is only because the act of Congress of 1792 forbids it. There is no other let or hindrance. No foreign-built vessel can be transferred to our flag, as the law stands, unless she has been shipwrecked and repaired here to amount to a substantial reconstruction, has been lawfully captured in war and condemned as a prize, or has become for feited and sold for a breach of the laws. so as revenue Human Sacrifices in Ai.aska.—I t ap pears that the natives of Alaska are ad dicted to the theological pastime of human sacrifices. Whenover a chief or "medi cine man " dies, one of his slaves is offer ed up, or rather dispatched to tho spirit land to wait upon his old master, officers have just rescued a boy who was already hound and about to mount the altar. The constitution of the United States is a perfectly tolerant instrument, but we question whether, upon the most liberal interpretation, it will bo found to authorizes those enthusiastic practices. Full returns from tho Oregon election make the majority for tho Democratic didate for Governor, Mr. Grover, 631. Seymour and Blair carried the State by only 105. The Democratic gain, there fore, is 466. Governor Grover is the first Democratic executive elected by tho peo ple of Oregou for ten years. Our can A number of our Feninn friends nre a " out to wreak their vengeance on England by joining tho French army to fight against Prussia. PRANCE AND PRUSSIA. The opening blows of the great Franco Prussian war have been delivered. On Saturday last, a Prussian force crossed the French frontier to make sance in the direction of St. Avolt and Motz. After proceeding some distance, they encountered an outpost of tho enemy, and had a brisk skirmish with a force of French chasseurs, tired, leaving two men on tho field, also reported that the Prussians pulsed near Saar-Louis, and a rcconnois sance made on Prussian soil by a small detachment of French Troops. The head quarters of tho German army are reported to be at Kreuznach, and the French at Metz. The armies are thus about 100 miles apart, by direct line, and 110 by railroad. A Prussian success is reported near Gerseville, the French los'ng ten killed and wounded. A body of Prussian troops also seized a French Custom-house Schrecklingcn. It is confidently stated that the Prussians are strengthening Co blentz, only with the intention of making it a base of operations, and they intend to throw a force down the line of the Saar, and carry an offensive war into France. In order to be ready for a movement in the Schleswig-Holstein provinces, if such should bo a part of tho campaign, a largo French fleet lias been ordered into the North sea. To meet this movement Prus sia has doublcd-anned all her ports, and pnt them in a most complete state of de fense. France may cripple the trade of Germany by means of Iter superior fleet, hut she will not ho able to make much impression upon her sea-coast strongholds. Tho affair near Rahling, on Saturday, was followed up by another Prussian dash into tho French territory on Sunday morning. Tho expedition penetrated the country several miles, tore up a part of a railway track, and blew up a viaduct. The Frcnclt were found in considerable force near Gersweiler; skirmishing sued, and the Prussians retired. of the military bulletins from Berlin and Paris wfill observe that they begin to bear a striking resemblance to tho dis patches wc had during our civil war, nnd more recently from Cuba! variably reports the other as beaten with heavy loss, while its own loss is trifling. According to the same accounts ^ho my are everlastingly deserting, test Metz and Cohlentz dispatches hie woudorfully our own news from tho front six years ago. Tho war operations in other quarters than on the hanks of the Rhino are begin ning to assume importance. The French fleet was to Set sail from Cherbourg Tuesday morning for tho Baltic, ral Bouet Willautnez is in command, and has hoisted his flag on the iron-clad Sur veillante, thirty-six guns, accompany the expedition, rancan fleet at Toulon sailed oil Monday for Cherbourg. It is now believed that the Count of Pnlikno will command the army of the Baltic, side the only important movement indica ted is the falling back of tho artny from its advanced position to tho Rhino. Napoleon was to have left for the front on Tuesday night, and several divisions of the French army are already on tho move. Warm work may now bo expect ed. The Imperial Gnard is at Nancy. Two moro engagements with tho Prus reported from Strasbourg, in both of which tho French claim to have been successful. The uows by the way of Berlin is very meagre, as tho Prussian government is exercising a strict surveil lance over the wires. It is said that Frankfort-on-the-Main has been designat ed as the headquarters of the German my. The naval news is important. The 1-rencli fleet for the Baltic sailed on Mon day. Nino French frigates under full steam passed Dover in the afternoon, head ing eastward. A great crowd of specta tors assembled on the bluffs to witness the exciting scene. Several French aro reported off Wicks, Scotland. French gunboats to operate on the Bhinc and tho rivers in Prussia are being transported from Marseilles in sections overland. a reconnots The Prussians re it is wore re il ear it : of cn Head ers One side in CDC Tho la resem on Admi 8,000 marines The Mediter as From tho Prussian sians aro ar of to of cruisers Tho excitement in England over the discovery of the proposed secret treaty be tween Franco and Prussia in 1806 has All the London journals have leaders on the subject, and the bur den of their song is, " France must apol gize for this offensive treaty or fight." Still, when it comes to the latter alterna tive, England will probably think twice before going to war for a matter of the past. In tho House of Lords Earl Gran ville related the particulars of an interview with the French Ambassador, in which the latter charged the origin of the treaty upon Bismarck. >Ir. Gladstone told the House of Commons that the British Min ister at Berlin had telegraphed that the original propositions embodied iu tho trea ty by Napoleon were in tho hand-writing of his minister, M. Benedetti. Aprop of tho feeling in England, Baron Gorolt, the Prussian Minister at Washington has received the following despatch from his government: "Public opinion in Eng land is favorable to North Germany, but the government is not favorable. She acts ith the neutrality law against North Germany as she did against America with tho Alabama." According to tho late accounts the French army has moved from its base at Metz. The transfer of troops from the right of tho French position appears to have been rapid, and a concentration of the whole army on the Moselle river, near tho border line, is said to bo accomplished. The naval forward movements have al ready begun. The French fleet has pass ed through the English channel, destined for the Baltio. It is composed of eight iron-clads in two divisions, one of which is intended for operation on the west coast of Schleswig, the other against the Baltic ports. Convoyed by tlie second division were transports conveying a corps of eight thousand men, sent to operate in Schles wig. not abated. ■ to as os to Tho signs indioate that a collision will not long be delayed between tho opposing forces on tlie Rhine. It is fearful to con template tho enormous slaughter which must result from the destructive weapons now in uso by both armies. It is impos sible to conjecture the result bettkeep two a combatants so evenly matched. Corres pondents of newspapers are rigidly exclud ed from tho French camp, and it is not safe to place entiro reliance even upon in itiatory movements which are not made from personal observation. There can be no doubt that tho forward movement of the French army has begun. An American correspondent at Metz tel egraphs that Thursday was the time fixed for the troops to march. He be lieves that the King of Prussia, if ho is willing to fight at all on tho left bank, will accept battle somewhere about Krcutz nacli. This correspondent, who seems to have peculiar facilities of judging the mil itary probabilities, expresses the belief that the odds are immensely in favor of France. He estimates the army at 800, 000 men, and declares them to he in a magnificent state ofdiscipline. Telegrams from tho seat of war report that the Prus sians have evacuated Wassarbillig, which is the last Prussian military station on the fine to Luxembourg. They are evidently falling back over the Rhine and concen trating at Mayence, where King William arrived on Tuesday night. An engage ment was reported on Tuesday, in which the French claim to have killed thirty and captured eighty of tho enemy. A Berlin dispatch says: "Prussia is everywhere prepared for defence but not for attack." ITEMS OF NEWS. An extraordinary sensation has been created in Englaud by the publication of what purports to bo a secret treaty pro posed by Franco to Prussia in 1806, af ter tho battle of Sadowa. The terms in volved tho acquisition of Belgium and Luxembourg by France and the consolida tion of North and South Germany under Prussian away. Tho London Times vouches for the authenticity of the treaty and telegrams from Brussels state that its existence was known to Belgium at the time. Great Britain, it seems, was kept completely iu the dark, alluded to ill the House of Commons. Mr. Disraeli declared that tho extinction of Belgium would be a calamity to Eu rope. Mr. Gladstone said tho purport of the treaty " certainly was astounding." A frightful crime has come to light in tho West. Some speculators have been buying infected buffalo robes from the In dians of the plains who are afflicted with small-pox, and ltavo transported them East and sold them, bo that tho loathsome disease has been scattered broadcast in tho States. Tho facts have only recently been discovered. One thousand three hundred robes have been seized by the government at Uinta station. The mana gers of tho Pacific Railroad arc nsiug : rcry effort to prevent tho passage! of any moro of tho death-spreading merchandise over their line. The matter was Our Havana correspondent writes of several fresh engagements between the Cubans and#Bpaniards, which go to prove that the Captain-General's bulletins about the complete suppression of the insurrec tion are false. In tho recent battles 400 fighting men have been killed. Both sides clai n the victory, of course. The insurrection appears to be as much alive as ever in the mountain districts of tho Cholen, small-pox, nnd yel low fever are devastating the island when ever foreigners are sojourning. A battle with tho Comanehe nnd Kiowa Indians took place in Northern Texas the 14th instant, in which our forces, der Major McClellan, were whipped nnd forced to retreat. Our loss was two killed nnd eleven wounded. Tho Indians were armed with Spencer rifles nnd six-shoot ers, nnd were all warriors. Tho fight last ed five hours. The French government has appointed Vicomte de Treilhard to bo Envoy Extra ordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary the United States in place of tho lato M. Prevost-Paradol. Secretary of Legation at Washington in 18G5, and at the ♦ime of this new appoint ment was French Minister Besidcnt in Chili. over southeast. on un Tho new Minister The Post-office Department has nounced that, in consequence of the pension of the trips of the German steam ers, the reduced rates of postage between the United States and Germany an sus . are inop erative, and the old rates will have to ho resumed. The German mails will hereaf ter be Rent by the way of England. In New York 000 Prussian recruits have been enrolled at the North German Consulate within the last five days, and 500 have gone to Europe, paying their own passage. The German subscriptions in New York for tho the sick and wound ed Prussian soldiers have reached $30,000. A true hill has been found against Gen. O'Neill, the late Fenian leader, by the Grand Jury of Windsor, Vt. Ilis trial for a violation of the neutrality laws will soon take place, and, doubtless, he will share the fate of Starr and his compatriots. It was stated in tho House of Com! Tuesday night that tho negotia tions for the settlement of tho Alabama claims stood where they did a year ago; that the next advances wore due from "the Ameriean Government. The expense of taking the census of I860 in round numbers was $1,7(10,000. To de fray tho expenses of taking the con! bus of 1870, $3,000,000 will be required. A slight difference between Democratic and Radical rule. It is stated that tho negro Senator Rev els was ejected from tho street cars in Louisville the other day, on aocount of his color, and intends bringing a suit n gainst tlie company for damag The Ocean Yacht Race has terminated in a victory for tho British yacht Cambria. That vessel passed Sandy Hook at 3.45 on Wednesday afternoon, the Dauntless passing the samaipoint at 4.45. A report is received from London that France had had inquiry made of Prussia upon what conditions peaco could be made? to whioh it was replied, "It is too late." over mons on 08 • Gen. R. E. Lee, it is said, will accept tho Presidency of tho Virginia Valley Railroad, in connection with his duties President of Washington College. The Athlctio Base Ball Club, of Phila delphia, heat the Red Stockings, at Cin nati, on Wednesday, by q score of 11 to as ley, lias fear he reer ian, in and by back and will tain Cape May. —A coircspondcnt of tho Baltimore Gazette says : " At Capo May there is nothing else but the bath. There aro no drives, no walks, no shade, no privacy of any kind or description. The sun glares down on tho hot sand, and were it not for the bra cing breeze, you might be as comfortable in the desert. There are no woods, no dells, no retreats, and no opportunities for opportunities. If you are not a baby or an invalid, tho days at Cape May are among the lost hours of your life." The same correspondent further says : —" There is one great fault at Capo May which, if not corrected, will have anything but a beneficial effect. Tho bath is cer tainly public enough, but as each hotel must have its shore, there is no reason why it should not ho reserved for guests of the house. It is now of daily occurrence that several negroes, with their wenches, in trude themselves among tho bathers, to their great annoyance. Bathing certainly brings us in contact with strange bath fellows, and very often an easy kind of freedom is indulged in under the exhilara ting effect of salt water which would not bo so proper under the depressing influ ence of gas light. But that is among our selves and our friends. We do not be grudge Sambo or Dinah the free use of water, hut if we have a right to eat alone and danco alone, wo certainly have the same right to dispense with such select company during tho bathing hour. It is a matter that should be attended to, and that promptly." spect tery, sey, IIourid Outrage. —Mr. Cardus Moorby was walking with Miss Agues Jarvis, on South Broad street, Philadelphia, a few evenings since, when Mr. Moorby was knocked down and severely beten, and Miss Jarvis seized and violated by seven ruffians iu succession. " I Fites mit Siqel." — Gen. Sigel of fers to lead a division of German volun teers to make a descent on the coast of France, and attack Napoleon in the rear. Bully for Sigel. " I fites mit Sigel." The harvest prospects in England im prove daily. MAURIED. In Middletown, on Wednesday, the 27th inst. by Rev. John Collins McCabe, D. 1). Lewis W. Morrison, Ksq. of Randolph, 111. to Miss Kate Maxwell, daughter of Mr. David Maxwell, of this town. N more DIED. In this town, on the 27th instant, Eugenia May, daughter of Joseph and Lousia aged 4 months and 17 days. 'àurnest, j ar fords lence. in of into ed the THE MARKETS, MIDDLETOWN MARKET. -VEBKLY DY A. T. IJUAULKY. CORRECTED Wheat, old Wheat, Corn, yellow " white $1 CO : 1 02 i or» Oats, new. Oats, ohl. Timothy Seed over Seed.. CO .53 50 Cl » 56 , E ?l- rs . Butter... Lard .... Potatoes .20 cts ^8 doz .. ..23025 eta. $ lb .19^20 " " 75@,l 00 bushel. PHILADELPHIA. ?d wheat. Pri now r Porn, yellow Oats (Pennsylvania) Clovcrsced... .$1 6001 G2 1001 15 .G4 $H on .$C 00 Timothy A O WILMINGTON. W heat, prime. Corn,. Oats.. Flour. $1 4501 50 .1 15 .$7 00011 00 o SPECIAL NOTICES. ß3)~ DEAFNESS. TARRII treated BMNDXESS and CA , . iib the utmost success, hv J Isaacs. M.D. nnd Professor of Diseases „/the ,, , S "' 'puiality) in Ike Medical Cedlrye l«,U experience , (formerly ol be, den, Holland, No. 805 Arch street, Phiht lestimonmls can be seen at his office. The med (hmi. £ n , rc mv,tea ,0 accompany their pa t ents ns he has no Bccrets in his practice. Ar tincial eyes inserted without pain. No charge tor examination. apr 15 _ly. for by trial, food FINE EEADY MAD E CLOTHING. 228 MARKET STREET, 2nd Door below THIRD WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. 'pilE LARGEST ASSORTMENT OF Ready Made Clothing in Delaware, at h.« o" on hand, «ntl «»I be sold at less than Philadelphia Prices. Clothing is made in Superior manner by PRACTICAL TAILORS. 4 0 All R the the bly to The Proprietor having an experience of over urty years in this Business, will guarantee satis iaction to any purchaser, A full line of FINE CLOTHS, CASSIMERES, and VESTINGS, Constantly on hand for ORDER WORK, which will ho made in LATEST STYLE AND BEST MANNER, At No. 228 Market Street, -^®"Tke Oldest Established Clothing Emporium in Delaware. in March 16— y Edward Moore GIBSON'S PRICE CURRENT. 20cts.|Lfird 20. ! Ilogs I HogS, alive * 14. [Potatoes, round 35. 16. I Feathers 12. I 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 aud Provisions which we will sell reasonably fpr cAih, at the Corner of Broad und Anderson Streets, Middletown, Dpi. March 20—tf Wm. Z. GIBSON. Butter Chickens, dressed 14 . Ducks Turkeys Geese 16cts n. 10 . I-.:,. U 20 . Mu. Motley.— The recoil of Mr. Mot* ley, tho American minister to England, lias given a great offence to his Massachu setts friends. Hut ho had richly deserved that fate in disobeying his instructions. Senator Wilson addressed a letter to the President, earnestly deprecating the tnovnl of a man so distinguished in litera ture, and by bis " loyalty " in the lato war. He says to President Ornnt, " I fear you will innko a sad mistake. His removal is believed to bo aimed at Mr. Sumner. Can you, my dear sir, afford to have such an imputation rest upon your administration?" President G rnDt thought he could, and so removed Mr. Motley. Alas, for Motley ! He has run a brief reer in the gilded circle of nobles, the seventh heaven of a Massachusetts plebe ian, disporting himself like an amiable cod the'socicty of the aristocratic gold fish, and now ho must bo suddenly hooked out by that cruel fisherman Grant, and flung back into the obscure pool from which ho came. Thus it is that the grim shade of Reverdy Johnson is speedily avenged,, and the Alabama claims, which have proved such a pitfall to American diplo matists, still have the trap-door open, down which Frelinghuyscn, no doubt will disappear some day, and successive generations of ambassadors, all sent to the jottom by that frightful navigator, Cap tain Semmes. re The Stevens BATTKHy.— Rear Admiral Goldshorough and Chief Engineer W. W. Wood, inspector of machinery at the New York navy-yard, have been ordered to in spect the Stevens floating battery, at Ho boken, New Jersey, with a view to its; purchase by tho government. This bat tery, it will be remembered, was recently partially built for the Stato of New Jer sey, under the supervision of General. George B. McClellan, tho necessary a mount for its construction having been bequeathed by Mr. Stevens, a wealthy citizen of New Jersey. PACIFIC GUANO CO. CAPITAL $1,000,000. JOHN S. 1ÏTËSE & CO. General Agents. OFFICES:—122 South Del. Avc. PHILADEL PHIA, 10 South St. BALTIMORE. SOLUBLE PACIFIC GUANO. N O Fertilizer introduced to the Farmers of the Middle nnd Southern States has given more general and uuiform satisfaction than this nano. The trade in it hi onsumpti steadily increased until the r throughout the entire eountry ar exceeds that of any other fertilizer. The large capital involved in its production af fords tlu* surest guarantee of its continued excel lence. The company has a far greater interest the permanence of its trade than any number consumers can have; hence it is the highest interest of the company to put the best Fertilizer into the market, that their unusual facilities, aid by the best scientific ability, can produce. This Guano is sold at retail by local agents of Company throughout New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and the Southern States, and by JOHN S. REESE & CO. General Agents for the Co.. July 30—3m BOWERS' COMPLETE MANURE, MADE FROM Super Phosphate of Lime,. Ammonia and Potash. Sale by all Leading Dealers. P rfect Fertilizer for all Crops.. O N account, of the reduced cost of rials, I am enabled to sell "Co nure" at r raw matc Complete Ma R lower price, and by the aid of new machinery, it is improved in condition, ulso in quality. Warranted free from adulteration. tIEtiRYBO \VER t Manufacturing Chtmitt , Gray's Ferry Rood } Philadelphia.. This manure contains all the elements of plant ' in h solublo form, containing ns well, food for giving lasting food to the soil. Experience in the use of 11 Complete Manure" by tlie liest farmers' of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and of the New England States, running through a period of three years' trial, has resulted in confirming it to he the Best Fertilizer food offered for sale. DIXON, SHARPLESS & 00. 0 8. Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa,. WILLIAM REYNOLDS » 150 South Street, Baltimore. Maryland. For sale also by JOHN A. REYNOLDS & SONS, Middletown, Del. July 30—3m REGISTER'S ORDER. R EGISTER'S OFFICE, New Castle County, July 15th, 1870. Upon the application of Henry Davis, Executor Samuel W. Roberts, late of St. Georges Hun-, dred, in said county, deceased ; it is ordered and directed by the Register that t(ie Executor afore-,, said, give notice of the granting of Letters Tes tamentary upon the estate of the deceased, witl\ the date of granting thereof, by causing ad ver-. tisements to be posted within forty days from the dato of such Letters, in six of the most public plaees of the county of New Castle^ requiring al|, persons having demands against the estate, to present the same, or abide by an Act of Assem bly in such case made and provided. And also to cause the same to bo inserted within the same period in the Middletown Transcript , a newspaper hublished in Middletown, and to be continued therein two mouths. î Given under the hand and Seal of Office "of the Register aforesaid, at New Castle, in New Castle county aforesaid, the day an^ year above written. B. GIBBS, Rkqibter. ^ NGTICE.-x-All persons having claims against the estate of the deceased must present tlie same duly attested to the Exepqtor, on or before July 16th, 1871 or abide the Act of Assembly in such cas? made and provided, HENRY DAVIS, ' _ , Ekecutor. July 30-2in Address—Middletown, Del. Fruit Step Ladders. THE MOST CONVENIENT AND MOST ECO NOMICAL ■ ■ PEACH LADDER Now in use, for sale by J. It. FEMMORE à ÇO, Sole proprietors iu and fop Nety (jnstle Co, July 30—Snaps ' ' ' u '