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" tern tato 2000 ton to bot four, who over Col. year, it MIDDLETOWN, OKI.. SATURDAY MOUSING, AUGUST 27,1870. Tue Democratic State Convention.—i The attendance at DwTer, on Wednesday, Was full, the harmony of the Convention unbroken, and tho zeal, confidence and enffiHWTKSIE' Of the'members, not loss than the popuUrj'noui'tMtions, made by accla mation. tse»! an. earnest of approaching victory. resolute ani enthusiastic; and strengthen ed by accessions of many of the best men heretofore acting in opposition to it, (who 'tiisgustud with the misrule and corruption of ltadicalism, and its affiliation with ne groes, have resolved to aid the Democrats to overthrow Ute existing order of things,) it is resolved on vietory. Never were the feelings of tho people more deeply stirred and intensified, and never was a party so fully in earnest. Tho principles em bodied in tho 15th amendment and the Tho Democratic party is united, mer ing ing dy rillainous law cnacteJ by a rotten Radical Congress ami signed by an imbecile Rad ical President to enforce it, will be scat tered to tbo winds, so far as the popular verdict against them in Delaware can do it. And now let every man gird on hi9 There can be no armor for this contest, neutrals in a contest such as this. He 95, ing with ed the was ed he, ples can to of an cy. to to lie " Ho who that is not for us is against us. is not for tho supremacy of the white race and for constitutional government as tahlished by the fathers of tho Republie, is for the negro and all the degeneracy and corruption certain to ensue, socially and politically, from his enfranchisement and admission to all the immunities of cit izenship. Choose ye between them. No escape the responsibility of this os man can choice, by staying away from the polls. Every man is an government, which in this country is the government of the people. Every wields an influence for good or evil, and is justly responsible, to the extent of that influence, for the good or evil consequent upon his public acts. Let every man, therefore, now take his choice on which side his influence shall bo cast—whether for tho white man or the negro-—for the wisdom and excellence of the constitution in integral portion of the mun of our fathers, or the degeneracy embodi ed in the 14th and 15th amendments. The issues which divide the two parties now, are few and simple, bo simple that they can be comprehended by the most ordinary intellect. The Democrats up hold the supremacy of the white race and The Radi economy in tbe government, cal policy is extravagnneo and corruption, negro equality and all its concomitant bo cial and politicat degeneracy. Choose ye between them. Ozone. —The books tell us that this is a gaseous substance the 'true nature of which is not fully understood. It is so 'named from its peculiar odor, which semblés that produced when repeated elec trio sparks, or tho electrio-discharge from a point, is passed through the atmosphere. Ozone is supposed to be, by chemists, a super-oxide of hydrogen. Without posi tive.knowledge of its nature or produc tion, it is supposed to be evolved by elec tricity, and to follow electrical phenomena such as that which accompanies the A rora Borealis. The brilliant displays of this phenomenon on Friday and Saturday nights last, was followed on Sunday by the presence of ozone in the atmosphere, plainly distinguished by the sense of smell ; and the peculiar haze in the at mosphere, which continued from Sunday till Thursday, was probably dependent upon the same cause. The mysteries of Nature, though long engaging the most astute minds, are yet sealed and hidden to a great extent. Much has been learned and discovered by tho power of investiga tion and analysis, but much more remains to he learned. With all his knowledge man is yet but in the rudiments of his studies, and has learned just enough to show him how little he docs know, and w'jat a vast terra incognita, sd to speak, lies unexplored before him. re We have received a copy of Lloyd's Double Maps of the Continents of Europe and America, sold by Agents only. A patent rcvcr«er is sold with these Maps for convenience iu turuiug them about, at 30 cents extra. Agent* ordering 25 copies of these Maps at one time, will be charged noni- JoGtw. Ut, Gffifiv par.lo«, L 80 cents pei copy, lots of fifty copies and over ut a time, 75 cents per copy, or for 100 Maps at a time $70.00 will be cliarg «1. Agent* must remit $1.50 for boxing 50 Mnpe, und $2 fur boxing 100 Maps. This Map sell* so readily, Agents find it unnecessary to go over their field twice, but take names, sell, and deliver at the same time. Address E. Lloyd, American Map Publisher, 30 Cortlandt Street, Now * York. The Cambridge Telegraph is thc title of ti little folio recently started iu the beau tiful and flourishing town of Cambridge, Md. by Wm. II. Bowdlo, Esq. It is de voted to the interests of the people of the Eastern Shore, and independent on all subjects. We believe there are four pa liers now published iu that town. " The most extensive grain grower on the Eas tern Shore of Maryland, is Thos. Sudler, of Po tato Neck, Somerset county, who has threshed 2000 bushels of wheat and 000 bushels of oats." The foregoing paragraph, says the Eas ton Journal, ia calculated to do injustice to the Eastern Shore. " There aro in Tal bot county at least from thirty to forty fanners who raise more wheat than Mr. Sudler, and somo who raiso two, three, four, and fire times as much ; and one, who cultivated his own land, has raised over one hundred thousand bushels per annum." The gentleman here spolcen of, must be Col. Edward Lloyd, of Wye Neck. His father, Gov. Edward Lloyd, produced, one year, 75,000 bushels, and we have heard it said that his son, Edward, produced more wheat than his father, after the di vision of the estate between the heirs. Autumn. —The scorching heats of Sum mer are well nigh past, and the sober Au tumn comes apace, laden with the rich fruitage of the orchard and the vine. The golden grain has been garnered, the blush ing peach, tho purple clusters, the tempt ing pear, the mellow apple, the luscious melon, and the ripening corn ; all are rea dy to repay tho toil of the husbandman. "Thrice happy time, Best portion of the various year, in which Nature rejoices, smiling on her works, Lovely, to full perfection wrought," Hon. John Pendleton Kennedy, whose death at his temporary residence, at New port, R. I. on August 18th, has been an nounced, was born on October 28th, 17 95, at Baltimore, Md. He graduated at Baltimore College, in 1812, and after hav ing served in the ranks during the war with Englaud, studied law and was adinit ed to the bar in 1816. For the next twenty years he followed tile profession of the law with great success. In 1820 he was elected to tho Maryland House of Delegates, and was reelected to that body In 1823 he was appointed Sec retary of the Legation to Chili hut declin ed the position. In consequence of his adherence to the political party of which John Quincy Adams was leader, Mr. Kennedy for the next fifteen years was prevented from filling any publie office ; he, however, defended his political princi ples by his pen, and in 1830 wrote a re view of Mr. Cambrelcng's Report on Com merce and Navigation, taking strong ground as a friend of protection to Ameri can industry. In 1831, lie was a delegate to the National Convention of the friends of manufactures held in New York, and was appointed on the Committee to draft an address in favor of the protective poli cy. In 1838, Mr. Kennedy was elected to the U. S. House of Representatives, and served in the 25th, 27th and 28th Con gresses. In 1846 he was again elected to tho Maryland House of Delegates, was made Speaker of that body, and took an active part in the measures to resume pay ment of the interest of the State debt, and to restore the publie credit. In 1852 ho was appointed Secretary of tho Navy, un der President Fillmore ; this was the last public position which he held. In 1849 lie was elected Provost of the Maryland University, and quite recently he was chosen one of the Trustees of the Peabody Southern Educational Fund. Among Mr. Kennedy's various political tracts speech es, reports and addresses, the most prom inent, besides those mentioned above, arc bia reports on the " Commerce and Navi gation of the United States," and on " Tho Warehouse System," both written by him as Chairman of the Committee on Commerce in Congress. He also pub lished many pamphlets in defenco of the protective system. In general literature, Mr. Kennedy is known as the author of " Swallow Barn," " Horseshoe Robin son," " Rob of the Bowl," "Annals of Quod Libet," and " Memoirs of William Wirt." He also delivered many histori cal, biographical and literary discourses, and was for a long time Vice President of the Maryland Historical Society. in 1822. a of by of Colt III 1 1'TION .—What CoXQRESSlOXAti with frauds iu Indian contracts, surrepti tious sales of Iudian lands, bills for thc protection of monoplies, nnd bribes and ices to abandon opposition to appropria tions and claims for damages, thc field of operations lias been large aud lucrative. But of all the swindles, those relating to land grants have been on a scale tbe most enormous. road companies at the last session of Con gress amounted iu tbe aggregate to about eighty millions of acres. In addition, there were previous grants of thirty-five millions of acres to the Union Pacific Railroad Company, and forty-seven millions of acres to the Northern Pacific, besides minor grants to other companies—making in thc aggregate nearly two hundred millions of acres thus given away up to the close of the last session of Congress. The grants to various rail A desperate fight took place in O' Drieu county, Tennessee, on Suuday last, be- | tween a Sheriff's nnssn and a mrtu twecu a Olterin 8 posse and a party ot uegroes. lhe former was eudeavoring to a J'*' e8t a ne fi r0 * charged with stealing and attempt to murder. During the fight g ve w hitcs and four negroes were wound ed. Tho latter made the attack. Most pi them were finally arrested and lodged * n ^ ad ' Statistics prove that our gold pro duct is disposed of in about thc following manner: 15 per cent, is marked down for manufacturers, 85 per cent, goes to Europe, 25 per cent, to Cuba, 15 percent, to Brazil, 5 per cent, directly to Japan and thc Indies, leaving but 5 per cont. for circulation. Evidently the revolutionary element is at work again in Spain. A Madrid despatch eays that the government has taken men - ures to repress instantly any outbreak. An extraordinary meeting of tho Cortes is not expected at present. The French armies arc now supplied with provisiuus of all kinds. LOCAL AND STATE ApKAIKS. A Rids to tup. Pisn—Tup ImjaovEMKXTS and the Coen Fields of New Cast.e. —We took n ride to tha'Pier IféOsc, on the Delaware river, lust week, going out of our way, somewhat, by Armstrong 1 » Corner, to witness the activity in tiic pencil shipments at that station, and we noted tile cornfields most convenient tu our view along the road wo travelled. They all looked well, but wo noticed, as worthy of special ine .tioa for their excellence, the field of Mr. A. J, Nowlund, Mrs. Burnham, Mr. Thomas Cochran, Mr. S. F.Hhall cross, Mr. J. K. Williams, Mr. Uassaway Wat kins, Sir. George Carsncr, nnl others, medc of praise, we thought, was due to our ex tcilent fellow ritisen ot MeDouough, for the lar gest and best filled curs; and next to him came Messrs. Nowland end Carstier, between whom we could not decide. Roth fields were very fine. Ttcvomi the fine farm of Sir. Carsner, the fields not so flourishing, the lanf toward the rlv seeming to he not so highly improved, though several fine fields in view. Our far Tho ere there w mers will not admit a full crop, though the corn looks rank and luxuriant, having a healthy dark green hue. The late refreshing showers came about one week too late, it is alleged, to make a full well-filled ear. We wont dispute this point with them, or put our own judgment in opposi tion to theirs ; but we will say t mt to all appear ances, the crop will be large. What a gratifying sight it is to mark the im provements which meet the eye lit every step of 's progress through a highly cultivated coun try like this. By our side, for tho first part of our journey, sat that most estimable citizen and thorough farmer, S. F. Shallcr<]>ss, 'Esq. who in formed us that twenty-eight years ago, when he first came to New Castle eouu y, much of the highly improved section where urc now situated the fine farms of Messrs. Shallcross, Cochran, Williams, and Perkins, was lying neglected, or an open common. Now it is adorned with state ly mansions, having beautiful lawns decorated with choice shrubbery, shade trees and flowers ; covered with luxuriant fields productive or chards, neatly trimmed hcdgejrows, capacious barns, and ail the appliances which comfort and convenience require, or wealth und prosperity can supply. The eye never tireß of gazing upon these evidences of the thrift and prosperity of the substantial farmers of New Castle county. Nearing the river we passed the fine estates of Messrs. Vnndegrift, Norney, and others, and then, after passing the residence of Mr. Henry C. Walter, we came to the bridge which crosses St. Augustine Creek, nearly half a luilc in length, a substantial structure lately erecled by the coun ty, at a cost of about $17,000. Piles have been driven securely at the mouth of the creek, to keep the floating ice on the river in winter from dam aging the bridge. Within half a mile, after leaving the bridge, we came to tbe well known PiKit House, a stately mansion with capacious verandahs, kept by Mr. Simeon Lord, a genial gentleman, full of chat and very attentive to his guests, of whom his house is generally full in the summer season. A cheery homelike air pervades the place. Supper was awaiting us, and wc sat down to a tender stake, a cup of good coffee, hk corn muffins, light loaf, golden butter, sliced tomatoes, and the etceteras of a well filled boqrd. A pleasant ride had whetted the appetites of our party, and Mr. Lord was not much the gainer by that sit ting. After supper a promenade upon the ver andah brought U3 in contact wijh a party of gay young waltzers, of both sexes, tripping it to the music of a finetoned piano. The " Pier" is a place of popular resort in the summer and fall months. There is good bathing, good boats, and the angling and the gunning arc both excellent, and the proprietor is ever anxious to please. Steam Grist Mill. —A gentleman from Media. Pa. visited this town, on Tuesdi y last, i of a site whereon to erect a steam mill for the manufacture of Hour. lie was advised by the President of the Philadelphia Ccjrn Exchange to go into some grain producing district, nnd found his way to Middletown. He expressed himself much pleased with the country, nnd is in treaty with one of our citizens for a lot adjacent to the Rail Road. Should he be able to procure a suit able location, he expressed his intention to erect a steam flouring mill, and his w lliugness to ap ply the steam to a cotton or woolen establish ment, ulso, if one could be started at this place. The would afford a most rch Serious Accident. —Willie, a son of Mr. John Brown, residing near Glasgow, Del. met with a very serious accident on last Monday morning. It appears that he was assisting his father who cutting clover seed with a reaper. While in the act of removing some impci liment just before the cutting-bar, the Worses, frojn some unknown cause, started, pulling the knives directly upon him. The little fellow succeeded in getting one limb over the bar, but the other unfortunately was caught in the guards. It being some time before the horses could be sto >ped, his foot and ankle were fearfully cut nnd lacerated. I)rs. Tuft and Frazer, of Elkton, were at once sum moned, and after ft careful ecamination of the case, determined to give him t ic chances of re rery without amputation. Although much prostrated at the time, the little fellow is now doing us well as could be expected. •tion of a large merchant mill, here, renient home farmers, and further supplie^ of grain rawn by Rail Road from all parts of this pc man of rket for be d ninsula. He is understood to b pie capital for the enterprisje, and possess ing a full practical knowledge of the business. a i j Election. —Thc city election of Wilmington takes place Sept. 6th, By the new law, passed by the last Legislature, the M^iyor, elected last year, holds the office for three years. Thc most important officer at the coming election, there fore, is thc President of thc City Council. Thc Republicans have nominated the following candi dates : President of Council, J. H. Adams; Treasurer, Joseph L. K il Igore; Assessor, Isaac Woodrow. The Democrats will nominate to-day. The Seaford and Georgetown R. R.—Thc move on thc part of some New) Yorkers, to build thc railroad across from Seaford to Georgetown seems to be meeting with some encouragement. The Delawarean says : " A meeting of the Com missioners of the Seaford and Georgetown R.Road Company will be held in Seaford to-day for thc purpose of opening books of subscription to the capital stock of said road." We hear of much sickness of a bilious type. The intense and long continued heat of the mer, it was expected would produce more than the usual amount of autumnal disease. Typhoid and intermittent fever are more than usually prevalent, and in some instances whole families are stricken with the latter djseaso. Thc Sunday School of the ifclktou Presbyterian Church lmd a very pleasant picnic, on Thurs day of last week, in the grove of Hon. Hiram McCullough. Everything paksed off pleasantly, teachers and scholars vieing with each other in having a good time. Congressional Appropriations. —Congress at lls ,usl session appropriated $37,°00 for thepres ervotion and repair of Fort Delaware and $33, 0 00 for tho battery at Finn s point, opposite Fort Delaware, The xv^nadelpliia, Wilmington k Baltimore Railroad Company has discontinued tbe special arrangement for carrying CaJ»e May passengers to and from New Castle. Hoffecker k Brother's canning establishment is the busyest place in Smyrna. They have about 100 persons employed in putting up from 3,500 to 4,000 cans of peaches per day. John Dugan, of Lobdell's Wilmington, committed suicide on Tuesday by taking poison. Cause domestic difficulty. A Camp Meeting for colored people commenced on Thursday, at Wilson's Woods, two miles be low Townsend, and will continue for one week. New Lodge. —On August 31st, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, Armstrong Lodge No. 26 at New port, will be duly dedicated jind installed. Thc season at Collins' Beam closes Thursday of next week—Sept. 1st. Tl[e house has had a big run this summer. The population of Milford is said to be 3000, but the census takers refuse to state the figures. Kenton Camp, under thc Auspices of thc Meth odist Protestant Church, commenced on Friday* When will the new Bank lie put In operation? When, thc uew Rail Road Ip Port Penn? v heel works, Democratic State Convention. The Democratic State Convention met at Dover, on Wednesday last, each coun ty being fully represented. After music by tho Amphion Brass Band, of New Cns tlo, in the absence of John P. Cochran, Esq. Albert O. Newton, Esq. called the meceing to order about half past 2 o'clock. Mr. Sewell C. Biggs was elected tem porary Chairman aud Mr. Wm. D. Fow ler Secretary. On motion of George Gray, a commit tee of five from each county was appointed to report permanent officers for tho Con vention, which reported as follows :— President, John II. Bowley, of Kent Co. Vice-Presidents, George Lodge, of New Castle Co. Daniel C. Godwin of Kent Co. Warren Kinder of Sussex Co. Secreta ries, Henry Eckel of New Castle Co. Jas. L. Wolcot of Kent Co. J. C. West, Jr. of Sussex Co. On motion the report was adopted. A committee on credentials was next appointed, and then a committee on reso lutions, consisting of five from each coun ty The Convention then proceeded to nom inate candidates for Governer and Repre sentative in Congress. Mr. T. M. Ogle of New Castle county, nominated James Ponder, Esq. of Sussex county, and Mr. Marshal S. Chandler nominated Samuel Jefferson, Esq. of New Castle county, und on motion the nomina tion for Governor was closed. Mr. I. P. Walker stated that he was authorized to withdraw the name of Mr. Jefferson, when on motion the nomination of Mr. Ponder was made unanimous by acclamation. Geo. P. Kay of Sussex county nomina ted Hon. B. T. Biggs for Congress, and on motion of Mr. McIntyre the nomina tion was made unanimous by acclamation, amid immense applause. A committee of three were appointed to inform the gentlemen of their nomination, and to bring Mr. Biggs, who was in Do ver, to the Hall. On motion of Win. Dean a State Ex ecutive Committee was appointed as fol lows :—Wm. Dean, Win. Bright, and Win. Herbert, of New Castle Co. James Williams, Andrew J. Wright and Dr. Albert Whitcley, of Kent Co. C. W. Wright, John T. Moore and Wm. B. Tomlison, of Sussex. At this point tho committee sent after Mr. Biggs, headed by the band, entered the Hall, and amid loud cheers and the sound of music, conducted him to the speakers staud. Mr. Biggs acknowledged the honor bestowed upon him in a short and forcible address. The committee on resolutions then came into the Hall, and submitted the following resolutions which were adopted : The Democratic Party, of Delaware, in State Convention assembled, declare 1st—Their devotion now as in the past to the Federal Union, ns established by tile Fathers of the Republic, and to the Constitution and adopted by them which is the only bond of lUAde 2d—To the rights of the people and of the States, secured by that Constitution. 3d—To Constitutional civil liberty whieh only l*c secured and perpetuated by a strict ad herence to the Constitution thus formed. 4th—They further declare that the Federal Government nnd the Government of the State of Delrwf efit of white men, and that they are unalterably opposed, to any association with negroes politi cally or socially, and to any participation by negroes in the management of the affairs and iu terests of either the general or State gov mcn*s. 5th—They declare their inflexible opposition to the so-called fourteenth and fifteenth amend ments to the Federal Constitution and denounce them as frauds upon the people imposed by inili tary power exercised by a corrupt Federal nd ministration. framed by white men ft the ben 0th—They declare their opposition to the reek lcs3 extravagance and wasteful expenditures of a Republican Congress and Federal Adininistra lion, and to the indiscriminate appropriation of the public domain, to private corporations. 7th—They denounce as unconstitutional nnd as aggressive upon the rights and liberties of tho people of the United States and the people of ev ery State, the act passed at the last session of Congress for the enforcement of the so-called | fifteenth amendment to the Federal Constitution. 8th—They denounce as in by . . nconstitutional all .• cry act passed by Congress, having for its tl0 object the equalization socially or politically u f ,,, ?,.'! eEr .!V' a 'Y vUh lhe Y hi,e to force cquality'of the negro'race ivilii thewhite d la our free schools and arc in favor of our public schools remaining as they ever have been 0p îmi.° 'jh'ldren.exclusively. 10th—They hereby declare that they do not want and will not seek the negro vote but will rely exclusively upon the votes of white men, hereby declaring that the Democratic Party or the State of Delaware is now as It ever has been out reference to former divisions or association to unite with them in the maintenance of the su premacy of the white race of this State and to the suit™. * throughout the United lllh—They are in favor of confining to the white race exclusively, the right of suffrage. 12th—They arc in favor of a wise and econom e"nmcnTs n raUOn Stftte g ° V " 13th—They call upon their fellow citizens who have heretofore opposed party organization to join them now in rebuking this base and despe , r. aU ,u i r°,LL'? i ,! inK 'r arty A l ° prolo "f its power at the cost of degrading American citizen ship and risking our last hope for self-govern ment by a free and intelligent nation of white upon whose virtue and intelligence wc can alone rely Tor its maintenance. 14th—That while they are opposed to bring ing thc question of the proper relations of capital and labor into political controversies, yet in view of the late radical propositions to disregard all questions, of race in the population and indus trial and political regulation of the country— they declare that our Republican system is best maintained when labor is well paid, and is in greatest danger when Asiatic hordes are assisted to invade us and engraft their theories of "cheap labor" upon our present system. 15th—Relying upon the patriotism and devo tion of the white people of this State to their own race they herehy declare their determination to enter vigorously upon the approaching political campaign and to show to the people of the whole country that the people of Delaware at the pres ent day, imitating the example of their patriotic fathers, will maintain and perpetuate a white 's government uncontaininated by dation or participation therein with the negro and is in a The resolutions were unanimously adopted, af ter which Mr. Eckel of Wilmington submitted thc following resolution which was also adopted unanimously : Resolved, That in opposing thc unconstitution al acts and battling with thc corruptions of "the powers that be" at thc scat of our national gov ernment, our Senators and Representative in Congress arc entitled to our warmest thanks, and in proof of this declaration the Democracy of Delaware hereby pledges itself to return the "2 increased majority. for of All tles and to sum still and and ing may aneo aro that is field their tian iam sia, ply ance to as not skill the tain THE WAR NEWS. Nevcr, perhaps, in the history of belli gerent nations, was there a greater mud dle than is to be found in tho telegrams from tho seat of war, published by the daily press. It is impossible to get the truth of anything, so confused aud con flicting are the different accounts of the battles and the strategic movements of the belligerents. Three terrible and san guinary battles were fought last week, closing on the 18th. These battles took place ut Mars-la-Tour, liezouvillo and Gravclotte, three little villages very uear and but little west of Metz, and liavo re sulted in such a severe loss to both ar mies that both have to pause to reorganize and combine their shattered forces, and bring up fresh ammunition and supplies. It is not likely that any active movements will bo resumed before a week or two. Then we may expect a decisive battle in the Plains of Champngne, a battle second ouly to that which Attila was compelled to fight when ho had reached the same neighborhood. Tho possible results in case of defeat of either tho French or Ger man armies must necessarily be disastrous in the extreme. King William, referring to the buttle of Gravclotte, writes to the Queen that " the fighting ceased gradually" and that the troops " performed miracles of valor against an enemy equally brave, who withdrew by inches, resuming the offen sive again to be repulsed." He does not, in this connnuication, appear to treat the event as a great victory, but rather as a dear day's lighting. On the other hand, dispatch is announced by the French government from Gen. Bazaine, comfirm ing his former dispatch, in which he stated that after a battle of nine hours he held all his positions. Yet unofficial reports from English and Prussian sources con tinue to claim the day for King William The places which figure in the san guinary battles of last week are all upon the roads leading westward from Metz towards Verdun. There are three of these roads—one to tho northwest through Br'ey, a tow about fifteen miles oft'; one directly to the west by Gravclotte and Mars la Tour, which are within three or four miles of the walls, and a third be tween tho two just named through Etain. The town of Vionville, whieh has been more than onee confounded in tho dis patches with Thionville, also figures in these battles, and is situated between Mars la Tour and Rezonvillo. It appears that both Armies were fighting for the con trol of these roads—Bazniue to use them in his retreat, and the Germans to shut him up in Metz by seizing the roads themselves. The Germans have thus far been successful in holding them. A correspondent of the New York Times writting from Paris, asserts that Bazaine has already succeeded in with drawing tho main body of his army from Metz, that he is on the way to St. Menc hould, (thirty miles North of Yitry and twenty-five Northeast of Chalons,) where McMahon will probably endeavor to join him, and where a great battle may he fought. The situation at Strasbourg is becoming critically interesting. The Prussians have caused the water supply of the city to he cut off by diverting the course of the river 111 at Ernstcin. Stringent regulations to sustain tho eeige and defend the places have been made by the commander of the of ker, r garrison. Tho diplomatic corps in Paris meet dai ly and it is asserted that, be the turn of events what it may, intervention in favor of peace will be made before the end of the month. Rumors of tho formation of a fresh Holy Alliance, similar to that which fol lowed the downfall of the first Napoleon, in 1815 are rife. On the presumption of the humiliation of France and the dethrone ment of tho Emperor, William, a King by "divine right," asks Russia and Eng land, Italy and Austria, to join him iu preventing anarchy in France, in guarun teeing the people peace, order and protcc .• in •' r .1 • r e tl0 "' 1 his means the suppression of re publioanism, and the elevation of a Bour bon to the throne of Fr ance. With the d . 0W, " 1 f " 1 . 1 of thc present dynasty, is asso c,atcd "'c uprising of tho government of the people. If the French are loft to manage their own matters, there will as lu. 1 , ,, uY' i ' L Republic in that country, * hey detest the Bourbons, and long for freedom, under whieh to develop the best interests of the nation. This is the «°hy which troubles Biamavck aud Will mm » aQ d against such a result they are preparing. If France is beaten and peace declared, then the proposed alliance will commonco to operate a Republic by a vote of the people, that will be anarchy, and the Great Powers will interfere. No matter how peaceful " an( | d ? corous thc proceedings may be which inaugurate a Republic, Bismarck will denounce them as the beginning of anarchy, and let loose the soldiers of other nations upon the soil of France. This T r i a n- e * i *n * Holy Alliance, if perfected, will tyrauise over France in 1870, as did its predecessor in 1815, and crush all hope of a Republie . ., . , *» V .. • •* . n m that country. More than this, it will neutralize thc efforts of patriots in all parts of Europe. With such a combination of military powers, bound to uphold Kingly *i . ,, , , , r . , °.r, authority at all hazards, what hope will Germans or Hungarians, Italians or in Spaniards have for the future? to If Fiance declares Thc Bavarian government has forbidden the promulgation of thc bill of Papal In fallibility in the kingdom. This is the first of the German Catholic countries to take this momentous step. President Grant nnd family passed through New York city on Tuesday en route to Nowport, where they will remain until to-day, the guests of L. P. Morton, Esq. af in . . Olutionists. _ Another submarine cable between Eng the ] an( ] and Franceh as been successfully laid. . v he , Ra lr' o!,ndidatcs f ° r co "g rcs9 I tu South Garoliua are uegroes. A proclamation of neutrality of the U nited States in the contest now waging between Franco and Prussia was issued by President Grant on Monday. Hard fighting is again reported in Cuba, with the advantages on the side of the rev ITEMS OF NEWS. The latest news from the seat of war is for the most part a repetition of that pre viously received. Mr. Guillardet's tele gram of Tuesday to the Courier des Etats Unis presents, perhaps, as fair a review of the situation as could be hnd is Paris. All that lie can say of tbe sanguinary bat tles of last week may be summed op in three words: "Check and countercheck." Buzaiuc, he tells us, wished to leave Metz and was not able. The Prussians wished to cut Bazaine's communications with Paris, but did not succeed. Such is the sum and substance of his report. Other accounts declare that Metz is isolated, and still other accounts that McMahon has reached Ardennes by a flank movement, and will probably succeed in forming a junction with Bazaine. The movements of the Crown Prince of Prussia arc equally in doubt. By one ac count, he has halted in his march to Paris, and is moving with his troops to reinforce tlioso of Prince Frederick Charles and General Steinmetz before Metz. Accord ing to another account, ho is actually marching on Paris. One thing, however, may be set down as quite certain: the French people are expecting the appear aneo of a Prussian army before Paris, and aro making extraordinary exertions to put that city in the best possiblo state of de fence. The vigor with which the work pushed forward implies a doubt of the ability of the French armies now in the field to obtain any signal advantage over their adversaries, and although the situa tian as a whole is regarded as much more hopeful than it was after the defeats of Worth and Forbach, it is evidently still critical. Pope Pius IX. having offered in com munications to Napoleon and King Will iam to mediato between France and Prus sia, the latter Sovereign has written in re ply a letter, which will command tho ad miration of all nations. He offers to dis continue the war upon the simple assur ance of "him who declared" that the peace of Germany shall not again bo in terrupted. There is demanded no condi tions such as the Conqueror has tho right to dictate. No provinces are to be ceded as the fruits of the conquest. This mag nanimity of Prussia's Sovereign will be not less applauded than the energy and skill of Prussia's Generals ; and its very generosity places it out of the power of the Freuch nation to reject it and main tain the respect of mankind. DIED. l Monday night Inst, Elmer of D. W. C. and Alice Wfti iths and twenty days. On Thursday morning, William B. infant son of Thomas II. and Irene Rothwcll. In this town, Boone Walker, ker, aged fifteen I cation. u THE MARKETS. MIDDLETOWN MARKET. crop, CORRECTED VEEKLY BY A. T. RRADLKY. Wheat, 1 30 G 1 35 > r , yellow white, of 07 ,1 00 Oats, new. Oats, old. Timothy Seed Clover Seed.. Eggs. Butter.. Lard. Potatoes. 42 .50 50 .22 cts V doz ..35(^40 eta. 'ft lb ...20v»>22 " " 75@S() ft bushel. miLADEM'lIIA. Prime new red wheat. Corn, yellow..., Oats (Pennsyli Cloverseed. Timothy. .$1 41(0)'. 42 .95 feil 7 .55 .. $8 00 . $8 00 of n of or W1LU1XOTOX. N Wheat, prime. Corn,. Oats. Flour. Si 40® 1 45 1 .is ..60 $8 00 ® 10 00 SPECIAL NOTICES. JFS-' DEAFNESS, BLINDNESS nnd CA TARRH treated with the utmost success, by J. Isaacs. M. D. and Professor of Diseases of the. Eye and Ear (his speciality ) in the Medical College of Philadelphia, 13 years experience, (foim.Tly ot Leyden, Holland,) No. 805 Arch street, Phila. Testimonials can be seen at his office. The med ical faculty arc invited to accompany their pa tients, us he has no secrets in his practice. Ar fificial eyes inserted without pain. No charge tor examination. apr 15—ly. FINE READY MADE CLOTHING. 228 MARKET STREET, 2nd Door below THIRD WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. rpiIE LARGEST ASSORTMENT OF Ready Made Clothing in Delaware, Our Own Make at less than Philadelphia Prices. Clothing is made in Superior manner IM PRACTICAL TAILORS. hand, and will be sold All Thc Proprietor having an experience of over thirty years iu this Business, will guarantee satis faction to any purchaser. A full line of FINE CLOTHS, CASSIMERES, and VESTINGS, hand for Constantly ORDER WORK, which will be made in the In the to en ßSr LATEST STYLE AND BEST MANNER, At No. 228 Market Street, ßST * The Oldest Established Clothing Emporii in Delaware. Edward Moore March 16— y GIBSON'S PRICK CURRENT. Eng laid. rcs9 U rev Batter Chickens, dressed 14. Ducks Turkeys Geese 20c ta. Lard 20. Hogs Hogs, alive 14. Potatoes, round 35. 16. Feathers 12. I Honey 16cts. 11 . 10 . 65. 20 . The above prices will be paid in cash for pro duce delivered in good order ; nnd we wish to say that we keep constantly on hand a good sortaient of Groceries nnd Provisions which we will sell reasonably for cash, at the Corner of Broad and Anderson Streets, Middletown, Del. March 20-* i tf Wm. Z. GIBSON. A Perfect Fertilizer for all Crops. BOWERS' COMPLETE MANURE, mam: from Super Phosphate of Lime, Ammonia and Potash. Warranted free from adulteration, a mV equal in quality to any sold during the last four years* Experience in the use of " Complete Manure'* by the best farmers of Pennsylvania, New Jersey,. Delaware, Maryland, and of the New England States, running through a period of four years' trial, has resulted in proving it to be the Best Fertilizer Offered For Sale I f This manure contains all the efements of plant food in a soluble form, containing ns well, food for giving lasting fertility to tbrsefl. An Undeniable Fact. 1IEXRYBOWER, Manufacturing Chemist , Cray's Ferry Road, Philadelphia , DIXON, SHARPLESS & CO. Avenac, Philadelphia, Pa. WILLIAM REYNOLDS 40 8, Delaw » 150 South Street, Baltimore. Maryland. For sale alse by JOHN A. REYNOLDS & SONS I Middletown, Del. nug 27—2m BANKING HOUSE OP John McLear & Sow MO. 00» MARKET street, Wilmington, Delaware (ESTABLISHED 1848.) D EPOSITS of money received on interest dur ing business hours of every day, subject to draft at sight, or payable at a time agreed upon, as may be desired by the depositor. Persons depositing with us can give cheeks in the same manner us upon Banks, which will ho paid when presented. Wc liny, sell and exchange all issues of Gov ernment Bunds at current market prices. Wc buy, sell aud collect gold and currency coupons. Wc execute orders fur the purchase and sale of gold, and ail kinds of stocks nnd bunds mission. Drafts on Foreign Countries parable in the of the country upon which they are Collections made in all parts of the United States, Canada and Europe. Inquiries by mail promptly answered. on com gold drawn. JOHN McLEAR & SON. nug. 27—3mos Seed Wheat, Seed Wheat. I FARMERS, look to your interest, and chanco your SEED WHEAT, whatever he your lo cation. By making a judicious selection of seed u will find no just cause to complain of a short 1 in many cases nnd it nearly doubled. Seed Wheat of the most approved varieties, the North, .South aud West; also new crop , Timothy and Orchard Grass Seeds. Samples and prices sent by mail—address C. B. ROGERS, Sekd Deai.ru, 133 Market street, Phila. crop, hut > of Clov aug 27—3w L,iisrr)Tiiisr HALL, MORAVIAN SEMINARY FOR YOUNG* LADIES. THE nth ANNUAL TERM. For Circulars and Catalogues, address Rkv. EUGENE A. FRUEAUFP Litiz, Lancaster Co. Pa. nug 27-3t LOST, N KAR Middletown, on the road to Warwick, on Saturday morning last, a Ladies Black. Leather Cuba, or Travelling Sutchell, containing articles of value to the owner. A liberal reward; will be paid if returned to this office. 7—2w Six Cents Reward. R AN away from thc subscriber on the morn- ing of the 20th instant a BLACK BOY All persons aro • named JONATHAN HOPKINS, forbid harboring him or trusting him count. my ac- • M. DAVIS, Ncur Odessa, Del aug 27—3W® MIDDLETOWN STOVE HOUSE. JOHN If. ROItERTS, T AKES pleasure in announcing to his friends< of Middletown and surrounding country, that lie lias taken thc Tin and Stove Store of the late S. VV. Roberts, and offers to the public the largest and best selected stock of Stoves, both Cooking and Heating, ever offered in Middletown, nnd at prices that cannot fail to please. Among thc assortment arc the following COOK STOVES. NIAGARA, PARLOR COOK, MONITOR CORAL COOK, WM. PENN, LEHIGH, nd others made in the city. PARLOR STOVES. DEW DROP, UNION AIR TIGHT* OUR PARLOR. Also, SEXTON'S PARLOR HEATERS. Stoves of all kinds suitable for Stores, Offices Bar-rooms, nnd School Houses. Also, the Morning Glory and the Oriental, both unsurpassed in beauty and efficiency. They can be seen in operation at the store of the proprietor. All sizes of Bar-room Stoves and Ten-plate Stoves repaired at short notice. Old Stoves taken in exchange. .^^TIN WARE at wholesale and retail Being a practical workman, himself, he thiaka he can give satisfaction to all who favor him with their work. Particular attention paid to Roof ing and Spouting. BRILLIANT, GAS BURNING BASE, PARLOR LIGHT, AT HIS BRANCH STORE, ST. GEORGES, He has a large stock of Stoves aad Tin Ware hand, and is prepared to fill all order* for STOVES, TIN WARE, ROOFING, 8FOCTINO, AC. AC at the shortest notice and on the best term*. ORDERS SOLICITED. on JOHN B. ROBERTS. aug 13, 1870— y UnlTBnUy, are making wonderful cure« of Cancer», Tumour» and Ulcer» by th»lr new (Recovery. A pain 1m* treatment, no knife, no plaatera, no cauitio burning. The mo*| remark able effect I CANCERS. I O f t h 1 1 treatment \ ^ ■ 1», It .epa ratea the Chemical element» of cancerous r growth», so thaMhey*»hriv»i, di« and dl» >ear »nd will qot return. All those «f on the Professor» Buchenen A Down, Address, Wo. 614 Pine Street, Philede. SI call l flirt University: pro to we of aug 13—ly SALE.—5000 Prime Chestnut Rails, at opposite Town . YEAZKY, 1^°R L thc mouth of Bohemia River, o Poiut. Apply to apr 30—tf Jas. W Near Ccciltou, Cecil co. Md.