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OCT SATURDAY MORNING, OBER 1, 1870. Tu* El*ctio|n. —Tho election for In spectors, A sioners, will take place in the various hun dreds of this State, on Tuesday next, the 4th of Ootobcj'. The polls will open between the hot» of 10 and 11 o'clock, A. ST and close at 6 P. M. The issues involved in thin preliminary election, in tho moro important olcc >rs, and Road Commis tion in November, have been thoroughly canvassed' and are perfectly understood. Every man hat determined for himself what is bis duty under the circumstances. iHJr Ttio first time, * hitherto servile race is admitted to tRe privilege of the ballot, Imtf ■ by a most disgraceful fraud of tho Radical party, placed upon a level with yt^ite' men. Now is the time to meet these WimA oohorts and their Radical conferees, awd to overthrow them at tho polls, if we wöfild escape interminable trouble and the ^cgyqdation wllich is likely to follow a reverse, in the t|bnpe of a claim of sooial equality on the part of the blacks in the common Schools intended for the educa tion of the children of the white men, and Otter equally repulsive advances to equal ity .with the white race. The white voters lurvu only to meet these issues manfully find courageously now, to set them at rest, ftiit, lftbey fail to do so, now, when the opportunity is ajjTorded, let them ever hers «fbe iv without mit to whate\ irmur or complaint, sub disagrecablo consequen ces mhy ensue, and solace themselves with ttie reflection, if they can, that they would not interpose to prevent them. Nothing now remains to be done but to get every Tatar to the polls, and on the day of elec tion, watch, with ceaseless vigilance, any and every attempt at illegal voting, and prosecute, with the utmost rigor of the ,a F- all who hayc the temerity to engage ih k. IL'C '■ . T--7-- Dumochatic Nominations. —The Dem oenrts Of Kent county held their county cofitentfonon Thursday week and nominat ed the following ticket : Senators—John Mustard, Duck Creek ; ÇtMtjs.S. Watson, of Milford. Representatives—William Hutchinson, Kenton; H. W. Howe, Little Creek; Jas. L. Smith, East Dover; John Cassons, West Dover; Samuel B. Cooper, N. Mur derkill ; 8. Nealies, S. Murderkill ; Nim rod Harrington,! Mispillion. Sheriff—Sam'l Hargadiue, Little Creek. Coroner— William Killen, West Dover. Levy Court—David Reese, Kenton, James Williams, West Dover; John S. Harrington, Mjlford ; William II. Hob son, Little Creek. After the convention adjourned the meeting was addressed by Senator Sauls biîrÿ, Mr. Biggs and J. Frauk Hazcll. A meeting look place at Dover, on Tuesday last, for the purpose of organiz ing and combining those who arc dissatis fied with the foregoing ticket. Dr. Ilcn r^ Ridgely presided, and Hon. John A. Nicholson addressed the meeting. It is understood that they resolved to call a «Minty convention on the 6th of October, to nominate another county ticket, and that the nameB <|f the following prominent Daujocrsts are appended to the call :— Dr.. Henry Ridgely, John A. Nichol son, D. J. Cummins, Alex. Johnson, J. L. Heverin, Majrk Johnson, Edw'd Ridge ly, George H. Raymond, Elias S. llecd, H, C, Douglass. Benj. Donoho, John C. Daily, Rcuiah Watson, Ayres Stockley, George W. Cunj mins, Robert J. Hill, Dr. N. Fratt, W. N l W. Dorsey, Wm. Wilds, t^Uliain J. Clark, S. G. Laws, W. C. Fountain, Wm. C. Mitchell, and others. , This is said to he an an ti-Saulsbury move - ■Mat, but let us wait and see what char acter they themselves will give to it. It ought to be no tirifling cause which impels to such a course), subversive as it is of ^aqty organization, aud u bad precedent, if it bo essential to party success to main tifin party discipline. Vo ' • L _ On Wednesday evening, tha 21st nit. Cit. Locke, of the Arch Street House, Philadelphia, tendered a complimentary ®HBP* r *0 the Peach Growers of New Jer sey, Delaware end Maryland. The Sil ver'Cornet Band was present, toasts were drank, speeches made, and a vote of thanks tendered to tho. generous host. The Au tumnal Peach Çlub was organized, and • President, Secretary, and Managers, netive aud honorary, were appointed. Ad dressee were made by Jos. A. Bonham, KSq. Capt. Walker, Mr. L. J. Vanhenk lc, and others. 'j'he President and hi b family will turn to Washington to-day. He has been alMOQt ever since the adjournment of titargreas, exoept when tio or three timeo rftimtrioned to th 0 Capitol by pressing pub ljc^ijsiness. The members of the Cabi net. o^jo, have tlccn absent, much of the time. At one period, the Government wa* represented in Washington, by only «•«'solitary Cabinet officer. Such absen teeism! is something new, and is without its parallel in the history of this govern ment, ■ 'Th£"Delaware State election takes place on Tpeqday, the 1st of Nov. instead of the 8&«*Jb»etboqi> erroneously published. ro Grand Auroral Phenomena. —The au rora borealis made its appearance in great splendor on Saturday night last. It was also visible on Monday and Tuesday night continuing through each night until mor ning. The whole northern heavens were illuminated from east to west, and from tha horizon to the zenith. Tho Phila delphia Ledger describes the appearance of this phenomena on Saturday night, very much as it appeared here. The sky was "overspread for many hours with a bluish-white light extending from the ho rizon about one-third of the distance to the zenith. From this there was a rapid shooting out of beams usually of white light, but occasionally showing a variety of tints, orange, flame, or delicate rose color. Generally the flash or undulation of light was momentary, but quite often the light remained for many minutes as if a faint cloud had suddenly been formed in the sky. About 10.30 tho meteor encir cled the wholo heavens, and the term "northern lights" became a misnomer, the corruscations of light shooting up from all points of the horizon, but most numer ously from tho southeast round to the southwest, and apparently converging at a point on the meridian about ten degrees south of the zenith. There were also un dulations of light. At times a luminous mist swept in thin and rapidly succeeding waves over the sky, like films of fine snow or silvery spray drifting before the wind. Filmy white olouds of what appeared to be luminous vapor, with occasional spots of orange and rose color, were visible all over the sky, except along tho northern hori zon, where the opalescent light like that of daybreak, remained quite steady." The telegraph wires were greatly disturbed, indicating that this beautiful phenomena is dependant upon, or associated with, electricity. We invite attention to the sale of a farm of one hundred acres, adjoining the town of Galena, Md. advertised by Geo. Vick ers, Esq. Trustee, to be sold at Galena, at 11 o'clock, A. M. on Wednasday next. Kent county land appears to be in con stant request among the capitalists of this part of Delaware. Here is another chance for a purchase in that fertile county, and in the beautiful region around Galena. - We invite altcntionlto the valuable prop erty advertised for sale by George W. In gram & Co. Brokers and Real Estate Agents, in this town. This property is well worth the attention of capitalists seek ing investments. Two French gun boats entered the har bor of New York, on Monday, and retir ed after sailing around the German steam er Hermann. Tho Hermann put to 6ca on Tuesday, and was armed, phalia will also be armed. The French cruisers were watching for them outside, and were last seen off Block Island. The Herman would rely upon her superior speed, she being able to steam fourteen miles per hour, while the gunboats are not able to steam over ten. A French frigate passed Hampton Roads, and went into Norfolk on Monday morning, and the corvette Primaugnet has also arrived there for "slight repairs." It is not unlikely they arc on the lookout for the steamer Berlin and other German vessels sailing from Baltimore. The We8t Tkouble Ahead.— The colored element is already giving the Radicals a good deal of trouble. In South Carolina they have nominated all four candidates for Congress from their own race, and if they succeed, four blacks will represent that gallant State in the next House of Representatives. In the Fifth District of Alabama, Ben. Turner, a negro, has beaten all his white competitors, and is the Radical nominee for Congress. The whites talk of " bolt In tho First District of Virginia ing. they have nominated Dr. Norton, negro, for Congress. The white members of the convention seceded, and nominated Dr. Douglas, white. As the blacks are a ma jority of the party, they are determined to have the offices. The Comino State Elections. —On the 11th of October elections will be held in Pennsylvania for Congressmen; in Ohio, Indiana and Iowa for Congressmen;-and State officers, except Governor; in Ne braska for Governor, state officers and Congressmen ; and in West Virginia on the 27th of October for Governor, State officers and Congressmen. In most of tliese States elections will also take place for members of Legislature. All the other States which have not already voted will hold their elections in November. John Van Emburgh, of Kearny, N. J. died on Thursday, the 22<i of September, aged 104 years. He was married five times, and had numerous children, grand children, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. At the age of 96 he married a German girl sixteen years old, and within a year she presented him with twins, which, however, lived but a short time. The old man was so delight ed at their birth and so fond of them that he refused to allow the twins tobe buried, lie was a wealthy farmer. John Kitts, tho oldest inhabitant in Bal timore, died on Sunday, the 25th of Sept, aged 108 years. He was born on the 7th of May, 1762. He formerly had * siderablo family, all of whom he survived, having years ago followed to the gravo his wife ami all his children. Ho was an ar my teamster, during the revolution, and had recollection of many of the exciting scenes of that period, and retained, in a degree, all bis faculties to the last. con LOCAL AND STATE AFFAIRS. Close of the Peach Season.— If the triumphs of party at the polls, and the victories upon tho battle field, inspire men with enthusiasm, why should not the achievements of men in trade and commerce have the same result? for sured that "peace hath her victories not less re nowued than war." It is the custom, here, to signalize the close of the season by decorating the last car with flags, placards, peach twigs, peach baskets, and various other devices. Such a "last car" was despatched from Middletown Saturday last. It was consigned to Wm. II. Wanscr, from his agent in this place, who has conferred upon Mr. Wanser the soubriquet of "Peach King." It was adorned with numerous small flags—one for each State—and on either side a tolerably well executed likeness of the jocund face of the consginec. It also bore several placards—"Delaware the Peach Orchard of the Union." " Middletown the Emporium of the Peach Trado. The first to go in, the lust to go oui." " Wm. II. Wanser, Peach King," &c. Ac. All this excited tho mischief-loving procliv ities of some of our peach-growers hereabouts, and on Monday last, another " last car " was despatched from Middletown, consigned to Combes, Nix & Co. This ratcly adorned ns the previous one, but it lacurded nown to be on incorrigible wag, these placards were intended to convey towards him aud the Wanscr party here, some palpable hits. One de vice was a chubby little jiersonage, intended to represent Mr. Wanscr, having an inverted peach basket on his head, us a sort of muml crown for the Peach King, we suppoee, and these letters in a scroll—" Good for Nix." This was, evident ly, a double entendre —Nix being one of the con signees—and meant that Nix had beaten Wanser iu getting the last car ; " nix " is also tho Dutch word for nothing, and meant, in this instance, that Wanscr was good for nothing. It also con tained several other placards with these words— " Brag is a good dog, but hold-fast is a better." " The Last Car having gone, wo will call this the first for 1871." Then followed the represen tation of a scull a:.d cross bones, with the words — "The last of the King." This emblem of the freebooter upon the ocean, attached to this land ship, was interpreted to signify n defiance of the Peach King, and a refusal to acknowledge his sovereignty. Much merriment was elicited by the preparation of these two "last cars," and it is said that tho Wanser party tried to buy off" the last of the last cars, offering as high as two dol lars per basket for the peaches it contained, but "nix" was the reply. are ns on round elabo was not was both sides. As Mr. Wanser is Five Million Memorial Fund Assembly. —On last Sabbath morning the Pastor of the Forest Presbyterian Church, of Middle town, called the attention of the congregation in regard to raising their portion of the "Five Million Memorial Fund." Immediately upon the Reunion at Pittsburg, November 12th, 1869, the following resolution was passed unanimously: Resolved , That it is incumbent on the Presbyter ian Church in the United States of America* in organization, one in faith, and one in ettort, to make a Special Ofberino to the treasury of the Lord of Five Millions of Dollars, and we pledge ourselves, first of all, to seek, in our dailv petitions, the blessing of God to make this reso lution effectual : and, second, that we will with untiring perseverance and personal effort, en deavor to animate the whole Church with the purpose to secure the accomplishment of this great work before the third Thursday of May, 1871." The object of this fund is to sustain Theological Seminaries, Colleges, and Female Seminaries of a high order, the erection larging of Parsonages, a sustentation fund for Disabled Ministers, and other purposes adapted to strengthen the denomination, and increase its fAcilitiea for usefulness. The Committee appoint ed to take charge of this fund make this commu nication to the entire body :—" As it is the de sign of tho Assembly that the subscription shall be presented to every church, and to each individ ual iu the churches and congregations, wo trust that the response will be general, prompt, heartfelt. It is a blessed privilege to live at such a time, and to be permitted to join in such a com memoration. Such a grand opportunity may never occur again in our day. Our success will be a matter of history through all the future." The proposition presented to the Forest Church to raise a thousand dollars, expended for the addition to the Parsonage. From tho general expression of approbation there doubt but that the amount raised. the General or en nd be little 'ill be promptly " Two more stores in Middletown ! The busi rill be divided among so many that there will be no profit in it. What are the merchants to do?" We'll tell you. Advertise freely and stll cheap , and you will sell more goods. You will draw trade from a distance, and your profits will be as great iu the aggregate as they have ever been. Give Middletown a character for selling goods cheap, aud people will flock here from all convenient quarters. Advertising is to business what fertilizer is to the soil, and you can't do business without it, now-adays, any more than the farmer can make a good crop without enriching his land. Sell cheap, and ad vertise the public that you are doing so, and the people wilj drive a long distance to spend their money with you. Advertise extensively, bv handbills, circulars, and in the press, aud don't forget to sell cheap, and you will build up such a trade ns Middletown has never yet enjoyed, al though she has hud a most active trade for years. Advertise and bell cheap —that is tjie grand spe^ cific to insure success in trade. There is nothing equal printer's ink. It is the Archirai dean lever which moves the world. Gunpowder, nitro-glicerine, guu cotton, aro all nowhere, compared with it. Saint Ann's Protestant Episcopal CiiuRcn.— A discourse will he delivered, (D. V.) to-morrow ( Sunday ) morning, iu St. Ann's Church, by the Rector, Rev. J. C. McCabe, D. D. iu refer ence to the contemplated building of church edifice in Middletown. The necessity of this movement will be urged, from many consid erations. No collection will bo taken up, except the usual communion offeratory. The friends of the proposed measure, as well as other citizens of the town and country, and all who feel an in terest in tho improvement of Middletown, are cordially invited to be present. Should the weather prove unfavorable, the discourse will be delivered the next Sunday. A stalk of corn was taken, a few days since, from the field ot Mr. Charles P. Cochran, which measured 14 feet C inches. To the ear it meas ured 9 feet 10 inches. The stalk was not pulled up, but cut off at the surface of the ground. G. W. White sent to the office of the Milford journal a stalk which measured 16 feet 3 inches, with ear-shoots, some of which were developed into good sized ears, perfectly matured. The tallest stalk of corn we ever heard of was one grown in Elkton, by Mr. Joshua T. Wells, which towered to the height of 21 feet. A meeting was held at Blackbird, on Tuesday last, pursuant to notice, to nominate a Demo cratic candidate for Inspector. Tbos. Deakyne was called to tho Chair, and Colen Ferguson ap pointed Secretary. The Chairman was author ized to appoint three Judges of election, and ap pointed Messrs. James Kanely, R. Ferguson, and D. C. Rose. After balloting it was found that Z. McD. Roberts had the highest number of votes, and he was declared tho nominee for Inspector for said Hundred. that a new The Elkton Good Templars have arranged to hold monthly public temperance meetings in the M. E. Church in that town; the first of which was held on the 21st inst. The Good Templars of Middletown, we understand, have disbanded their organization. There is a growing necessity, sorry to say, for some such organization R ■ here. Rev. Mr. Lightbourn, of Dover, Grand Worthy Chief Templar of this State, in an address to the people, makes the following statement : With a population not exceeding 150,000, Delaware spends or rather wastes annually, for spiritous liquors, three million seven hundred and seventy thousand three hundred and fifty dollars ($3 - 770,350.) v ' Since the visit of Simmons A Slocnm's Min strels, the boys of Middletown all seem to be dis satisfied with their lot. Every mother's son of them is repeating, twenty times a dav, "I wisli I was a fish with a great big tail." ''Shoo Fly" has gone out of fashion among our juvenile m'in strols. The County Commissioners of Cecil have ap pointed examiners to determine on widening and straightening tho rond from Elkton through War wick to the Delaware line. CENSUS OF DELAWARE. NFW CASTLE COUNTY. 1870. Wilmington City 30,904 21,258 3,180 4,185 5,311 5,613 3,302 3,654 2,621 2,763 2,543 2,505 3,682 3,468 214 2,604 2,643 5,077 4,546 ' 531 4,299 4,162 137 63,523 54,797 7,726 I860. Increase or Decrease 9,646 1,005* 302* 352* 142* HUNDREDS. Brandywine Christiana Mill Creek Whito Clay Creek Pencader New Castle Red Lion St. Georges Appoquinimink 38 80* Total •Decrease. TOWNS INCLUDED IN TAB AltOVE : Newark New Castle Delaware City Port Penn Odessa, Middletown 787 128 1,710 1,545 1,566 1,355 200 190 240 695 686 9 915 523 392 KENT COUNTY. 1870. I860. Increase■ Decrease. UNDRED3. Duck Creek Kenton Little Creek Dover North Murderkill South Murderkill Milford Mispillion Total 4,279 2,658 1,893 6,408 3,031 4,382 3,094 3,478 5,741 2,649 5,617 } 7,130 3,093 3,574 Î 440 791 883 90« 29,823 27,804 2,019 TOWNS INCLUDED IN T1IB ABOVE : Smyrna 2,110 Dover 1,913 •Decrease The present pouplation of the following towns is given : Camden, 657; Wyoming, 280; Frede iica, 588; Felton, 437. 1,873 1,189 237 SUSSEX COUNTY. 0 I860. Incr't 3,222 4,365 Dcc'e. 322 907* III7NDRED9. Cedar Creek Geoorgetown Broadkiln North W. Fork Seaford Nanticoke Broad Creek Little Creek Baltimore Dagsborough Lewes and Rehoboth 2,132 Indian River 3,544 1,863 1,595 2,071 2,703 2,070 4,560 2,690 3,380 2,599 } } 714 4,060 2,007 3,430 3,461 8 1,121 771» 2,580 800 2,585 2,086 1,809 14 U 1,667 142* Total 30,880 26,915 TOWNS INCLUDED IN TUB ABOVE : 1,965 South Milford Lincoln Georgetown Seaford Laurel Roxana Millsboro' Frankford Lewis 800 584 216 130 710 553 157 1,308 1,080 624 684 194 1,090 970 120 •Decreased. Wilmington has 5,428 dwellings; 5,809 fami lies, 2G3 productive or industrial establishments, one farm, and the deaths for the year ending May 31st, 1870, were 454. Brandywine has 630 dwellings, 590 families, 261 farms, 27 industrial establishments, and had deaths for the year named 16. Christiana hns 970 dwellings, 590 families, 261 farms, 27 productive establishments, and deaths for year named were 71. Mill Creek has 654 dwellings, 625 families, 340 farms, 20 productive establishments, and deaths for the time named were 17. White Clay Creek has 364 dwellings, 341 fam lies, 157 farms, 12 productive establishments, and deaths for year uamed were 22, dwellings, families and deaths of Newark npt included. The town of Newark, not included in above, has 196 dwellings, 189 families, and deaths for year named 6. Pencader Hundred has 463 dwellings. 454fam ilies, 224 forms, 14 productive establishments, and thedeatli8 for year named New Castle Hd. has 284 dwellings, 282 fami lies, 152 farms. 18 productive establishments, and deaths for the year named were 34. Dwel lings and families of the town of New Castle not included. The town of New Castle has 334 dwellings and 341 families. Red Lion Hd. has 232 dwellings, 222 families, Cl forms, 21 industrial establishments, and deaths for the year named 36 The dwellings and families of Delaware City not included. Delaware City has 258 dwellings and 256 fam ilies. St. Georges lid. has 482 dwellings, and 492 families, (exclusive of those in the three towns following ) 201 farms, 8 productive establish ments, and deaths for the year named were 33. Port Penn has 61 dwellings and 65 families. Odessa hns 131 dwellings und 130 families. Middletown has 169 dwellings and 169 fami lies. Appoquinimink lid. has 680 dwellings and 716 families, 373 farms, 8 productive establishments, and deaths for year named were 22. Relieving that the population of Middletown is greater than it is represented to he, in the pub lished census reports, four citizens of this town purpose to take the census of tho inhabitants over again, to-day, commencing at 9 o'clock, this morning, at which hour they will meet at tho Post office, in order to divide tho work be twen them. The citizens of tho town are reques ted to facilitate their labors, as much ns possible, by giving rendy answers to their questions. It is only proposed to designate maleB and females, black and white, adults and children. At the Maryland State Fair, held at the Pimli co Grounds, Baltimore, on Wednesday, Cecil, owned by S. B. Foard, Jr. of Elkton, won the second race, open for horses that had never beat three minutes in public. Five horses started, Ce cil being on the outside. At the quarter pole Cecil was ten lengths Ahead ; at tho half-mile polo fifty lengths, and on the home stretch he continued to widen the gap, passing the judges' stand in 2:40, distancing the entire field. Lifk of Geo. Read.— Mr. William T. Read, of New Castle, Delaware, the author of numerous valuable historical researches, hns now in the press of Messrs. J. B. Lippincott k Co. of Phila delphia, a volume of the Life and Correspondence of his grandfather, the distinguished George Read, one of the signers from Delaware, of the Declaration of Independence, and afterward Uni ted States Senator from the State. Impronement.— The Delaware Republican says: We are informed that the Edge Moor Company intend to eicct three hundred dwellings itnmedi tcly at their great works near this city. They also intend to commence the manufacture of steel about the first of December next, under a process invented by Mr. SePars. Thomas J. Marvel, Esq. of West Dover, sold three calves to Joseph Fessmyer, drover, on Mon day, for $ 100 . The calves were about five months old, and their aggregate weight 1,0G9 pounds. Dr. Williamson, former Rector of Calvary Chureh, Wilmington, has accepted a call as As sistant, from Emmanuel Church, Baltimore. The comer stone of a new Methodist Church has been laid in Lewes. The edifice is to be 40 by GO feet, with steeple 90 feet from base. It is estimated that 40,000 gallons of peach and apple brandy have been manufactured in Kent and Sussex counties this season. * Edward G. Bradford, Esq. is advertised to ad dress a radical meeting in the Court House, at New Castle, on Saturday evening. of the negroes that broke jail at Dover a short time since, was recaptured near Milford, a few days ago. Farmers around Smyrna say that nothing like the usual amount of wheat will be sown this Fall, as it don't pay. The best quality of coal is selling in Milford at $7 per ton. Why can't dealers here sell as low ? Ex-Gov. Ross, of Sussex county, has five thou sand standard and dwarf pear trees. Middletown has shipped 200,000 baskets of peaches to New York, this season. At Seaford, five houses aro being built, besides old ones being repaired, Bill Collins, THE WAR NEWS. There is no nows of any special import ance from tho seat of war. The only event worth noting is the bold attempt which was made by Bazaine on Friday week to cut his way out of Metz. After a sharp fight at Moulin, in which severo losses were sustained, the French were driven back under cover of the fortifications. Great efforts aro still making throughout France to rouse the people to resistance. There are also symptoms of trouble in other countries. It is feared that impending between Russia and Turkey. A rcbelliou has broken out in Thessaly, which is bolieved to have been encouraged by Russian emissaries, and indications of revolt are beginning to show themselves in Janina and Albania. Russia is massing her troops on the frontier, and her fleets in the Black Sea and tho Baltic ported to be under sailing orders. It is thought that the Khedive of Egypt is in full accord with the Russian and Italian Governments, and many alarmiug rumors arc afloat iu regard to the designs of Rus sia, Austria and Italy. In Belgium and in England, popular disaffection is manifesting itself. At Brus sels, on Sunday last, bauds of workmen paraded the streets singing the Marseillaise and crying Vive la France ! In London, also, there was,- on Sunday, a great dem ocratic demonstration. Several thousand persons assembled in Trafalgar Square carrying white banners with the liberty cap and the words " The Republic " in golden letters. Inflamatory speeches made, and the feeling manifested agianst Prussia is said to have been intense. The meeting, however, passed off with but lit tle disorder. Later dispatches have been published. Russia's warlike preparations are directed against Germany, and not tho Bosphorus. " The Eastern Question can afford to wait. The equilibrium of Europe is threatened on the banks of the Seine." The startling news of the massing of an immense Rus sian ariny on the frontier of Prussia is con veyed to us in a special dispatch from a London correspondent. It is stated in addition that the Russian Miuistcr at the Court of Berlin has been instructed to de mand of Prussia a full and categorical planation of her purposes and policy in continuing the war with France. There is great uneasiness both in Berlin and Tho Cabinet meeting in the lat ter capital, which was to have been held yesterday was called for Thursday, in con srftjuence of the urgent dispatches from Lord Lyons, British Minister at Tours, who beseeches England to interfere, and compel a peace before " all Europe is set in flames." Strasbourg, after a heroic defence of fifty days, capitulated to tho Germans Wednesday. The great breach made in the walls by the Prussian artillery render ed the fortifications defenceless against assault by superior numbers. Wo are without particulars of the surrender fur ther than that 451 officers and 17,000 laid down their arms. There was great rejoicing in Germany. It is announced from Berlin, as a consequence of the cap ture of Strasbourg, that Alsace and Lor will be incorporated at once with German}', and will be allowed representa tion in the North German Parliament ; but no military service will be required of the inhabitants. Balloon advices from Paris as late as Sunday report perfect order in the city. The Prussian stories of fighting in the streets are without foundation. The work ingmen, under tho influence of Rochefort, arc drilling en masse, upon the gunboats on the Seine, and have succeeded in killing several sailors. They have evacuated Foutainebleau and have raided towards Orleans, but did not enter the city. They arc erecting a battery at Severn. In a grand parade in tho court yard at Versailles on Tuesday, the Crown Prince, standing under the statue of Lou is XIV. distributed honors to the soldiers who distinguished themselves by gallant French volunteers continue to war ifl are re London. on men The Prussians fire Vf pour into Tours. There is a suspicious move ment of some kind along tho Belgian fron tier. Tho militia of the littlo kingdom has been recalled to tho border. The enthusiasm of the Roman people over the Italian occupation is described ns boundless. Tho phhiscitum is expected to be unanimous. Tho Pope will proba bly leave Rome as soon as the result is de clared. Parliament will meet on the 12th proximo to ratify th e plébiscitant, and tho 18th King Victor Emanuel will make his triumphal entry into the Eternal City, henceforth the capital of united Italy. It is believed in Madrid that it is the intention of Bismarck to reward the King of Saxony by placing his son* John on the Spanish throne by the aid of Prim, the risk of which will be, it is stated, that Prim will lose his head. Tho French-Gorman war gave Italy her long-loolced-for opportunity at Rome, and if the report by cable he true that Russia is massing large bodies of troops on the Turkish frontier, it would indicate that she is likely to make it the occasion for pursuing her ancient designs against the " sick man." The temptation to this course is doubtless a strong one with the Czar, who would be glad to try issues with the Sultan for the coveted Dardan elles, now that France is helpless and England would not venture to aid Turkey alone. In addition to the reports that Russia has lately been arming and other wise preparing for war, we have the later announcement that a conflict with Turkey is imminent. This needs confirmation, yet the present situation cannot but sug gest a possible resumption of the old struggle. In such an event the "sick man," could scarcely hope to retain his Christian or Eastern possessions. A dispatch from Berlin speaks of three different opinions which prevail in Ger many as to conditions of peace. Acquisi tion of territory indemnity for tho costs of the war, the possession of Metz and Stras bourg, or their dismantlement, Is the on pre vailing language of all. The French made another sortie from Metz on Tuesday, which resultod in their defeat, after a severe conflict they carried off their dead and tho Prussian prisoners captured. The Prussians are holding a grand tioual schuctzcnfest around Paris. na BUSINESS LOCALS. If you want to get a good CIGAR Go to HAYES'. Coates' and Sterling's best six cord Spool Cot ton, 8 cents per spool, at J. A. Reynolds k Sons' . If you want to get a paper of good CHEWING TOBACCO, in which there are Silver Dimes and Half Dimes packed, why ask for Cupid Chewing Todacco at HAYES' CIGAR STORE. The Middletown Lyceum will meet at their Hall, on Monday evening next, October 3d, at 7j o'clock. Question for discussion,—" Is married life more conducive to happiness than single life." By order WM. GREEN, Pres't. Wm. N. Wilson, See. Call nt J. A. Reynolds k Sons' and sec tho cel ebrated Buffalo Black Alpacas. They are the best in the world, and are recognized ns the only real standard Alpaca in the United States. The Alpacas they otter for the Autumn and Winter trade possess the shade of black best adapted to the present taste, and are ottered at prices to suit the pockets of all who wish to possess themselves of a nice dress. Scarcity of Guano. is scare and high. The supply Chinca Islands has been nearly exhausted, and but little more of it will bo offered to farmers. An inferior guano from the Gu anape Island, off the coast of Peru, is be ing sold as the genuine Peruvian. It re sembles it in color and odor, but it is not as it contains only about three-fourths as much ammonia. As many farmers have largely used Peruvian guano who will soon have to substitute some other fertilizer, to such we would commend Whann'sRaw Bone Super-phos phate which is considered a more valuable even than genuine Peruvian gu ano, notwithstanding tho difference in prieo. The phosphate is not only an ac tive fertilizer, but also a permanent im prover of the soil. On wheat its effects are remarkable, sometimes more than dou bling the crop. The sales of Whann's phosphate very large, and its consumption is con stantly increasing. These facts prove that its value is recognized by farmers. Peruvian guano from the nearly so valuable, re manure ai e Tiik Queen Annb's Rau, Road. —Tho Ccntrevillo Citizen says tho new contract ors, Messrs. Irwin & Sons, commenced work on tho Railroad on Wednesday last, having a force of hands grading from Cen trevillo to Carville's Corner; also another force laying track from Sudlorsville. The prospect for the completion of the road is really cheering. The number of colored 'persons regis tered in Cecil county, Md. is ns follows: First district, 201; second district, 141; third district, 112; fourth district, 11 ; fifth district, 54 ; sixth district, 30 ; enth, 209; eighth, 70; ninth, 17. tal, 915. registered is not reported. sev To persons The number of white Various minor engagements and French sueeesses are reported us having occurred around Paris. The Government is not to be removed from Tours. Tho Prussians are said to havo retired from before Or leans, and to linvo evacuated Pilhiviers. The veuertble Hubert Cooper Grier late au Associate Justice of the United States Supremo Court, died in Philadelphia Sunday night. The deceased was born in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania, March 6, 1794. Keziah Hinton, a colored domestic, who had lived thirty-five years in Dr. McDow ell's family, at Bloomfield, N. J. has fessed that she fired his barn, poisoned the well, and stole the family silver. From every part of Arkansas the most favorable reports aro made of the cotton and corn ereps. Pickiug has commenced, aud, with fair weather, thero will be a large yield. T he library of Strasbourg, just destroy ed by the bombs and uhclls launebed by the Dadeners, contained no less than 150, 000 volumes. Many of them cannot be placed. Tho very latest intelligence from Eu rope, is of the stated from Lon Jon, that reports thicken that Russia is preparing for The second annual exhibition of the Maryland Agricultural and Mechanical Association commenced at the Pimlico grounds, near Baltimore, on Tuesday. The President has tendered tlieapn ment of minister to tho court of St. J to Hon. O. P. Morton, of Indiana who has signified his acceptance thereof. It is announced that Andrew Johnson will run for Congress on the Democratic ticket in opposition to the Radical nee, R. R. Butler. It is estimated that over two hundred cows havo died in the vicinity of Knox ville, Tenn. this season from cattle di sease, the value of which was $10,000. Tho demand for Nova Scotia girls great in Boston that a ship load would find a quiok market. Montana has 14,583 men and but 3411 Here is a chance for the surplus Massachusetts spinsters. The tracks for the Baltimore and Poto mac railroad are being rapidly laid all along the line. Centreville, Md. has 915 inhabitants_ an increase of 61 since 1860. West Chester, Pa. contains 5,611 i habtiants. re ravest character. It is oint ames nomi ■ help 18 80 women Reading, Pa. has 35,000 population. New Orleans, La. has 184,688. THE MARKETS, MIDDLETOWN MARKET. CORRECTED WEEKLY BY A. T. BRADLEY. .1 0001 15 Wheat, new,. Corn, yellow,... " white.. fu Oats, new. Timothy Seed Clover Seed., Eggs. Butter.. Lard. Potatoes. . 7 50 .25 eta $ doz .30035 cts. $ lb .20(a*21 " " $1 00@1 25 bushel. 9 50 PHILADELPHIA. Prime new red wheat., Corn, yellow...; Oats (Pennsylvania),,.,....,. Oloverseed. Timothy.. .. .,..$1 37©1 40 .95©97 .55 *8 00 $6 00 WILMINGTON. Wheat, prinjo. Corn,. Oats. Flour., $1 15 1 00 .G0 $7 50010 ?5 DIED. In Easton, on the 24th ult. Tilghnian N. son of T. N. and U. T. Chance, aged 17 months and 9 days. In this town, on Tuesday last, Hazleton, son of Lewis R. and S.P.IIushabeck, aged 15 months and 19 days. gOMETHING N EW ' A great Boot and Shoe and Hat Store, in 8MYEN A., KNOWN AS THE BEE HIVE, Where a full line of Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Trunks kept constantly attention of the public to my new store. I have just opened the largest stock Boots and Shoes er opened by any dealer on this peninsula. My stock embraces Mens Heavy Kip Boots, eighteen and twenty inch legs, double sole and double upper, and tap sole, warranted to turn water.. Mens Fine French Calf, , Double Upper and Sides Lined Boots, CUSTOM MADE, And warranted as good as can be made in a shop, at three dollars less on the pair. Ladies', Misses', and Chil dren's Shoes, IN LARGE VARIETIES, HEAVY, MEDIUM, AND FINE. I make a speciality of Ladies', Misses' and Chil dren's fine wear. You will always find the lead ing styles. All the leading styles of Men's, Youth's, and Boy's Hats, Stylish, Plain, and Staple. Also, the Fall Styl& OF GENTS FUR HATS. ladies', Miiie»', and Children's Fora, A Choice lot of Trunks and Valises. hand. I would call the ev These goods all bought frrom first hands, for Cash, and will be sold only for Cash, ns we keep no books. Do not forget the name, tho BEE IIIVE. J. H. PRIMROSE, Commerce St. below Market, Smyrna, Del., P• S.—I think it would be well for persons in and around Middletown, to come to Smyrna and purchase their Boots, Shoes, Hats, and Furs at the Bee Hive, as I am determined to make it to your advantage. Don't forget this. J. H. P. sept 24—3mos STJtAWBRIDGE & CLOTHIER DRESS GOODS. OUU SECOND OPENING OF FOREIGN DRESS FABRICS Embraces many new and seasonable goods not yet exhibited by any other house. r 1 1 UK VERY LOW PRICES we have been ask— L ing for earlier and present offerings (much lower than last year, notwithstanding tho war) have induced large and rapid sales. Although our importations havo been on a larger scale than before, we already find our stock rapidly diminishing before the active de mand thus early made upon it. Among the almost endless variety of French, German aud British fabrics, wo would mention UNUSUALLY BEAUTIFUL STYLES OF TONGE POPLINS, RICH CLOTn PLAIDS. SATIN LAINE FOR SUITS, SILK, WOOL, & CORDED POPLINS,. In all the new shades, and full lines of LOW AND MEDIUM-PRICED DRESS GOODS, Adapted to tho wants of the most critical as well ns the most economical buyer. BLACK SILKS. In our advertisement of Black Silks some time since, we gave a list of very low prices at which prices shall continue to sell them for two weeks longer, notwithstand ing the general advance. Wo have since added to our; stock CHENEY BROS.' American Black Gros Grain at $1.90. Same goods offered by our competitors as very cheap at $2. Shawls and Suita M e havo greatly pulnrged.'our Shawl Department and added thereto Heady-]VXade Suits AND WATERPROOF CLOAKS We offer an immense assortment of Broche Shawls, SINGLE AND DOUBLE. Blanket Shawls, SINGLE AND DOUBLE. And $11 the latest styles of FANCY SHAWLS. OUR SUITS AND CLOAKS Will bp made up in our own building, under our personal supervision. Straw-bridge & Clothier, N- W. CORNER eighth and market STS, Philadelphia, J?a. Oct 1 ^-tf Chester White piçg, T^OR SALE, at less than half tho price charged A- the producer iu Philadelphia, for same quain tly and age. Apply at this Office, ' pet, Ht '