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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
■ 'Th£"Delaware State election takes place
on Tpeqday, the 1st of Nov. instead of the
8&«*Jb»etboqi> erroneously published.
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,
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
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.
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
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
was not
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
the General
or en
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.
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 ■
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
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.
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
Mill Creek
Whito Clay Creek
New Castle
Red Lion
St. Georges
New Castle
Delaware City
Port Penn
I860. Increase■
Duck Creek
Little Creek
North Murderkill
South Murderkill
} 7,130
29,823 27,804 2,019
Smyrna 2,110
Dover 1,913
The present pouplation of the following towns
is given : Camden, 657; Wyoming, 280; Frede
iica, 588; Felton, 437.
I860. Incr't
Cedar Creek
North W. Fork
Broad Creek
Little Creek
Lewes and Rehoboth 2,132
Indian River
30,880 26,915
South Milford
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
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
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
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,
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
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
The Prussians fire
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
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
The Prussians are holding a grand
tioual schuctzcnfest around Paris.
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
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,
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.
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
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
ravest character. It is

18 80
Reading, Pa. has 35,000 population.
New Orleans, La. has 184,688.
.1 0001 15
Wheat, new,.
Corn, yellow,...
" white..
Oats, new.
Timothy Seed
Clover Seed.,
. 7 50
.25 eta $ doz
.30035 cts. $ lb
.20(a*21 " "
$1 [email protected] 25 bushel.
9 50
Prime new red wheat.,
Corn, yellow...;
Oats (Pennsylvania),,.,....,.
Timothy.. ..
.,..$1 37©1 40
*8 00
$6 00
Wheat, prinjo.
$1 15
1 00
$7 50010 ?5
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.
A great Boot and Shoe and Hat Store, in
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,
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,
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&
ladies', Miiie»', and Children's Fora,
A Choice lot of Trunks and Valises.
hand. I would call the
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
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
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
In all the new shades, and full lines of
Adapted to tho wants of the most critical as well
ns the most economical buyer.
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
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
We offer an immense assortment of
Broche Shawls,
Blanket Shawls,
And $11 the latest styles of
Will bp made up in our own building, under our
personal supervision.
Straw-bridge & Clothier,
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 '

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