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2, of 172 the MIDDLETOWN, DEL. SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 12, 1870. VICTORY ! 11 In honor of the glorious victory gained at the polls on Tuesday last, a Congratulatory Meeting of Democractic and Conservative citizens will be held at the Hotel of Geo. W. Ortlip, in Middle town, this (Saturday) evening, at 7 o'clock. riate to the occasion will be Biggs and others, and Odessa Bands will be pres invited to attend. There will also be a Grand illumination in the town, between the hours of 7 and 9, in which all white men are invited to participate. Nov. 12, 1870. sent on ing of The as a in, on iu the by the ped Addresses appropi miMfte by Hon. B. T. The Townsend cut. All white Many Democrats. THE ELECTIONS. The great political battle of November, 1870, ended on Tuesday last, and was the most peaceful and quiet election held for many years. One hundred and thirty three members of Congress were chosen iu twenty States of the Union, deciding the political status of the Forty-second Con gress which convenes next month. Louisiana and Arkansas voted on Mon day, and on Tuesday Delaware voted for Governor, one member of Congress, meni mers of the Legislature and local officers, Maryland for five Congressmen, Virginia for nine members of Congress and local officers, New York, Missouri, Alabama, Michigan, Nevada, Kansas, Massachusetts and Tennessee for Govenor and Congress men, New Jersey, Florida, Uliuois, Ken tucky, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Rhode Tsland for Congressmen and local officers. The election in Arkansas was for a Legis ture and three members of Congress. The last Legislature contained one Democrat in House and one in the Senate. The Legis lature elected on Monday have to choose a U. S. Senator. Louisiana voted for members of Congress and a Legislature, the Legislature to elect a U. S. Senator end to act on four proposed constitutional amendments. The States elected an ag gregate of one hundred and thirty-thee Congressmen, and arc represented in the present House as follows : a the to of Dem. Rep. New York Massachusetts New Jersey Rhode Island Illinois Michigan Wisconsin Nevada Minnesota Maryland Delaware Virginia Tennessee Kentucky Alabama Louisiana Missouri Florida Arkansas Kansas 12 19 10 3 2 2 4 10 6 1 5 1 1 5 1 5 3 5 3 9 2 4 5 7 1 1 2 1 50 83 The Democrats have made large gains everywhere except in New Jersey, where they have lost one Congressman and the Legislature and consequently a United Senator. In Delaware tho Democrats liRTe elected their State Ticket by about 2.500 majority ; aud tho Legislature is •entirely Democratic. The Democratic ■majority in New Castle County is 509 for Shariff and from 57 to 132 on the rest of the ticket. Kent county 700 Democratic -and Sussex county 1500 Democratic. 'The Democrats have gained four Con gressmen in New York, and probably four •in Illinois, fivo in Tennessee, one in Wis consin and one in Michigan, one in Ala Lama, two in Arkansas. Further returns ■will show more gains of Congressmen, and the Republicans will not have more than eleven majority in the next Congress. The Democracy havo not only gained a large number of Congressmen, but it ap pears Dow that three and probably four of the States which have hitherto been under Radical control have followed the exam ple of West Virginia and wheoled into the Democratic line. The Democrats of Mary land, with 30 OOOuegro votes to contend with, have sweept aveything, electing all of their Congressmen (five) and with a majority in the State of 18.600. New York has gone Democratic by 35.000 ma jority, and the Legislature is Democratic aa before. Nevada, for the first time sineo its organization as a State, has bceDcarried by the Democrats. The Radicals concede the clection-eof Bradlev (Democrat) for Governor, though they still claim the Con gresman. The indications are that Arkansas has beon sweepMty the Democrats. The en tire Congressional delegation is claimed. Alabama shows signs of having elected tho Democratic state ticket headed by Mr. Lindsay for Governor, with three Demo cratic Congressmen. Tho same symptoms appear in Florida. The Government had troops at the polls in New York, Maryland, and in several of the Southern States, hoping thereby to intimidate Democratic voters and give the State over to the Radicals. The Statos of California, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Georgia, and Texas, all have to vote this fall, and probably with the following re ault as to Congressmen ;—California, Démocrate, 3 ; Connecticut, Democrats, 2, and Republicans, 2; Georgia, Demo crats, 5 and Republicans, 2 ; New llamp shire, Republicans, 6 ; Texas, Democrats, and Republicans, 2. The present House of Representatives stands 51 Democrats, 172 Republicans and 6 Conservatives; the next will consist of about 108 Demo crats, 122 Republicans, and 3 conserva tives, leaving a Republican majority of 11. A party of unprincipled white men were sent down from Wilmington to Blackbird on Tueaday last, for the purpose of steal ing the ballot-box. A timely letter, how ever, from Jesse Sharp, Esq. to Samuel Townsend, Esq. apprised the Democrats of the fact and put them on their guard. The party was waited upon by the Demo crats, aud invited to leave as soon as pos sible, which they did, running their horses as they went. This proceeding shows what desperate straight the Radical party was in, and to what mean and contemptible tricks they would stoop to gain power. The Wilmington Gazette says :— The Radicals of this city driven to the depths of infuriated despair, left no device known to rasoality an<J villany untried to obtain success in this couuty. Not con tent with negro riots, with voting negro minors who could not give their ages up on cath, and dragging negro repeaters from poll to poll and hundred to hundred, they imported itjs said abou tiico hundred thieves, pickpocketa and ruffians from Philadelphia to assist their nefarious schemes. The greater part of these wretches were distributed and concealed iu various quarters of the city, with the intent to vote and then repeat them in the different wards. About 40 succeeded in the villany before detcctiou, and the rest were prevented in the Democratic wards by tho election officers apprised of the scheme. Twelve were despatched to St. Georges, Appoquinimink and Rod Lion Hundreds with the instructions to attack the polls and seize the ballot-boxes. A timely warning sent ahead, however, nip ped this censpiracy in the bud, and the roughs were unaccountably allowed to re turn to Wilmington unharmed by a justly indignant people. A Clean Sweep.. —Maryland has made a clean sweep of it, electing all five of the Democratic Congressmen by handsome majorities The Republicans were con fident of carrying the 1st, 4th and 5th dis tricts, but the negroes, the marshals, and the military, were to much for the people to put up with,aud many an honest repub lican vote was cast for tho Democratic can didates. White men are determined to remain masters of this country, and the attempt to drag them down to a level with the negroes has recoiled upon the heads of its authors. The negroes iu Maryland and Delaware were relied upon to wrest both theso States from the hands of the Democrats, but the effort has been fruit less. Will tho Radical leaders learn a lesson from these results, or will they, with Sumner at their head, try more stringent measures still, and pass his in famous bill now pending in tho U. S. Senate? We shall see. Negroes and sol diers are not the cards to win, as the late elections have proved. The Democrats know a trick worth two of that. Peterson's Magazine for December is on our table iu advance. It is unusually splendid even for "Peterson," It has two superb steel plates, a mammoth col ored fashion plate, a costly colored Berlin pattern, and more than fifty wood engrav ings. " Peterson" is unquestionably one of the cheapest and best of the lady's books. It will give, in 1871, one thou sand pages of reading, 14 steel engrav ings, 12 double-sizo colored steel fashion plates, 24 pages of music, and about 9Ü0 wood engravings. Another leading merit of this Magazine is its unequalled stories and novelets. Mrs. Ann S. Stephens, Frank Lee Benedict, and others of the writers, contribute to it exclusively. Iu 1871 there will be given five copyright novelets, besides about one hundred short er stories. The price of " Peterson's" is only two dollar's a year to singlo sub cribcrs, while other magazines of its class are three or four. To clubs the terms are lower still, viz : five copies for $8 or eight copies for $12, Every person getting up either of theso clubs will receive the mag azine for 1871 gratis, and also a splendid coy-righ engraving, (24 inches by 20,) " Washington at the battle of Trenton," of the merit of which we can speak from personal inspection. Address Charles J. Peterson, 300 Chestnut street, Philade phia. The Transcript and Peterson's Magazine will be furnished for the year of 1871, for $3.40, to all now subscribers. Eevery person subscribing for tho Trans cript for the year 1871 will receive it from now till the end of the year gratis, the name in every instance must be accompa nied by the cash. The attention of Peach Growers is call ed to the advertisement of J. B. Clagctt, in another column, who has Peach trees of tho Plowden's Seedling variety forsalo. This variety ripens twenty days earlier than Hails Early, the earliest peech known to the Peach Growers of this Peninsula. Soldiirs in Maryland. —The soldiers sent to the polls in Maryland did not im pede tho election, whatever, nearly all of them being democ rats. In many in stances they went gunning, and those that did remain at the poll electioneered for democratic candidates. DELAWARE ELECTION. the can man times, ing some of blacks the John with " Give ing the been just a that mado sticks sides. ot lasted were hsq. ball black, heads white a lie from right him being and horted blow by fight to ing no tol The Democrats have made a clean sweep electing the State Ticket by from 2000 to 2,600 majority, the Legislature and all the officers in the three counties. NEW CASTLE COUNTY. Ilcald in this county beats Biggs for Congress 13 votes ; but the rest of the Democratic ticket is elected by the follow ing majorities: Maj. FOR GOVERNOR. JAMES PONDER 57 FOR SHERIFF, JAMES ARMSTRONG. FOR CORONER, DANIEL B. WOODWARD. FOR SENATORS, Leonard G. Yandegrift. Dr. Allen Y. Lesley. .509 ,137 72 80 REPRESENTATIVES. Lot Cloud John Poulson Chandler.132 Aquilla Derickson. Benjamin Caulk.'.. Sewell C. Biggs. Albert O. Newton. Francis Theodore Perry LEVY COURT COMMISSIONERS. 66 6G . 88 . 60 47 68 David Graves. Levi Ruth. William R. Bright. Sereck F. Shallcross. William N. Wilson. Alexander Deakyne. The following is the official majorities for Governor, Congressman and Sheriff, in the different Hundreds and tho city of Wilmington : 77 . 96 .103 . 58 . 62 71 D C ^ $ " î I sj — ^ ö w - p 9 O ^ * W o Hundreds. his quite The the raged stored The two Brandywine, E. D. " W. I). Chistiana, North, " South, 11 15 30 42 52 53 34 82 80 58 Mill Creek, New Castle, Pencadcr, Red Li Red Li St. Goorge's White Clay Creek Wilmington, Appoquinimink, 21 23 38 217 21G 246 39 39 , East, , West, 22 24 28 25 25 22 35 8 8 108 W. hert, Miller, W. will Jam.Ca road, with that the ter that were tion 148 266 264 273 Wilmington, 1st w. " 2d " 182 199 158 179 146 3d " 4th " 5th " 70 36 34 18 11 32 121 149 86 6th 150 156 142 7 th " 8th" 312 318 292 108 114 103 9th 1 6 12 5 SUSSEX COUNTY. Whole Democratic Ticket elected by about 1,500 majority. Dem. 170 Rad. Georgetown Hundred, Lewes and Rehobotb, Dagsboro, Cedar Creek, Seaford. Indian River, Broadkiln, 53 128 5 98 12 226 KENT COUNTY. Whole Democratic Ticket elected by 700 . jority. Ponder's majority, 941 ; Biggs' majori ty, 999. WILMINGTON. Rep. Majorities. 303 Courier, for Governor, Henld, for Congress, Harvey, for Sheriff, Winslow, for Coroner, 380 148 Elk was ing also off, 269 MAHYLAND ELECTION. In the First Congressional district llamblcton, Dem. is elected over Torbert, Rep. by 3,837 majority; in tho Second, Archer, Dem. is elected over Marino, Rep. by 6,552 majority; in the Third Swann, Dem. is elected over Booth, Rep. by 4,055 majority; in the Fourth, Richie, Dem. is elected over Smith, Rep. by 1,816 majority; and in the Fifth, Merrick, Dem. is elected over Gary, Rep. by 2,489 jority. » Kint co.—In the first district, Ham bleton's majority is 25 ; in tho second 30; in the third 30; in the fifth 192; in the fourth district Torbert has 92 majorty.— Hambleton's majority, 191. lie the was gar. of may by ma of up. will BUSINESS LOCALS. Coates' Spool Cotton, 7 cents per spool, at J. A. Reynolds & Sons' in day of be of set be HAVE YOU SEEN THEM—Th cheap goods being sold at No. 1 Town Hall, bought for cash at bottom prices. Such good» at such prices new iu Middletown—We know whereof we speak. Go and see for yourselves. in Hanson Bros. Every Working should call at Reynolds A Sons' and buy a pair of 19 inch leg, whole leather, double soles and tap boots—every pair warranted. Terrible Fall in Middletown, at the Town nail, No. 1. All arc struck with astonishment on being shown the stock and learning the pri ces. A full line of shoes, hats, cassimeres, silks, trimmings, &c. See them. Hanson Bros. Prime Fresh Sage, pure black pepper, ground and in the grain; pure Cayenne pepper, salt pe tre, and spices of all kinds of superior quality, for sale at Chamberlaine's Druu Store. Heavy Buckskin Gauntlets and Gloves for men and boys' wenr at Reynolds a Sons' . Thomas E. Hum, is making extensive prepar ation for niuking up Fashionable Garments for Fall and Winter use. He has procured a supe rior workman from the extensive and well known establishment of Rockhill k Wilson, Philadel phia, and is prepared to give the fullest satisfac tion to his customers. For a neat and tasty coat, vest or punts call on Hum. we at is a 1, " Cold weather will soon he upon us, but Han son Bros, fresh stock of Kip Boots will bid de fiance to the coldest weather. If you want a Suit of Ready-made Clothing, or some good Cloth, Cassimere or Kersey, stop at Win. IL Moore k Co's. Gents, Hanson Bros, have received a fresh su ply of the latest style Hats, and you would well by oalling to see them. To Heavy Boots, made to order, and every pair varranted, for sale by Wm. H. Moore k Co. all in for IU vue de Grace Blockaded. —The oys ter police fleet of the State or a portion of it, we learn, arrived about the beginning of this week at Havre de Grace, for the purpose of regulating tho duckcrs of that vicinity. A naval engagement on the head waters of the Chesapcnlce may be daily expected. I,OCA I, ASO STATE AFFAIRS. OU a It of the a for Disturbance at Odessa .—A fight took place at Odessa, on the morning of the election, between the whites and blacks. We do not know that we can give a correct version of it, but the following statement of the affair is as near correct information will make it. A non-resident black man presented himself at the polls to vote, three times, but was as often turned away. Present ing himself again, his persistance occasioned some excitement and remonstrance, on the part of the Democrats, when the crowd of whites und blacks grew so dense ns to obstruct free access to the polls. Just then a colored man, named John Williams, who lives in a house belonging to Mr. John P. Cochran, stepped up on the hotel porch with a club in his hand lifted in a threatening position. Mr. Cochran observing him, said " John, what are you going to do with thatclub? Give it to me," taking dolil of his arm and press ing him back to keep him from going In umong the crowd of excited white men. There had been no fighting up to this time, but a blnck man just then rushwl upon Mr. Cochran and gave him a blow with a stick upon the side of the head that felled him to the ground. A rush was then mado upon the negroes by the Democrats, and sticks and stones were vigorously used on both sides. The fight did not take place at the place ot voting, but in the street nearly opposite, and lasted for four or five inimité». Two p stol shots were heard, hut by whom fired is not positively known. A colored man living with Win. Green, hsq. who was not in the fight, received a pistol ball in the leg. and five or six persons, white and black, emerged from the conflict with contused heads and quite bloody. One stalwart young white man snatched a cudgel from the hands of a negro, and dashed into the thickest of the fray, lie received two severe blows upon the bead, one from a stick and another from a stone,and although literally covered with gore, he felled the negroes right and left and fought right through the crowd, while five or six negroes were attacking him at the same time. From fifty to a hundred seemed to be engaged in the fight, the negroes being so hard pressed that they finally gave way and retreated up the street, although they ex horted each other to "stand .vour ground," "don't run," and like rallying crys. The first blow was struck by a negro, by Persons in the midst of the crowd. And the fight originated from the attempt of a negro man to vote when he had no residence, the negro be ing urged to do 80 by a white man. There was no interruption of the voting, for ballots were de posited while the battle was going progress of the fight a negro man leveled a pis tol at a white raon, and another made a cut at as our the ley •re informed W. bet to do . Iu the his neck from behind, but fortunately was not quite near enough to reach his intended victim. The next iu9tant the knife of the white the flesh of the negro. Fortunately, howeveT, •as fatally injured, although the contest raged with the most determined fury. The dis turbance was soon over and order and quiet re stored which continued throughout the day. The fight occurred between 10 and 11 o'clock. Disturbances also took place at Smyrna and in two wards in Wilmington. love J. of List of letters remaining in the Postoffice at Middletown, Del. November 1st, 1870 : Anna An derson, Stephen Brister, Jeremiah Brister, John W. Bright, Hannah Cummins, O. B. Crossmun, William Cooper, George Conway, William Cal hert, James C. Fallows, Paul Garforth, George Hayward. Mr. Ilill, Jonallmn Harman, J. M. Horning, S. M. Hatch, Elizabeth Murry, Elias Miller, James Pennington, Alfred Price, Joseph Singer, John II. Thomas, Philip Viniard, George W. Wood. Persons calling for th* above letters will please say they arc advertised. The Smyrna Times says : Tt is reported that Jam.Ca r isk, the New York railroad jobber, is in terested in the construction of the Vineland rail road, and consequently tho Bombuhook road, with which it is to connect. It is also reported that Fisk and the P. W. k B. R. R. Company looking to the purchase of the Md. k Del. road, the former to connect it with his scheme, the lat ter to prevent it from being connected with bis scheme, while the Md. k Del. Company declare that their road is not for sale. Fish for the Delaware. —Two large tanks containing some 800 black bass, arrived via the Belvidere and Delaware Railroad at Philipsburg, Bucks county, one day last week, and the fish were at once transferred to the waters of the Del aware. The railroad company very generously transported them free of charge, as their dona tion towards stocking the Delaware with these luscious specimens of the finny tribe. far in Fire ix Elkton. —The bridge that ßpnnned the Elk River at the foot of Bridge street, in Elkton, was entirely destroyed by fire on Tuesday morn ing last. À schooner that wr also badly damaged, having all the rigging burnt off, and the mast so injured that it will have to • one. Some suppose it inceudiary. while others think it lying lie replaced by the work of hi was set on fire by seme one lighting a pipo gar. d Look out tooric display vernber. They have made their appearance pune pubt, and to-morrow night, s them. The best time for midnight and day, if the light of the moon should not interfere. Side-Walks. —Bricks were hauled to several ths ago, for the purpose tuk Meteors. —The •curs nunl about the 13th of No tually on the 13th, for several ye may he witnessed to-night, by those anxious to observation is between places in town, some of laying pavements, but they still remain piled up. We would remind the parties that winter will he upon us, freezing anil thawing will com mence and it will be too late. Pavements arc rinter than summer, and •eded i hope they will be laid ere long. Several gold fish have recently been caught in Appoquinimink Creek. Mr. McrittN. Willitts caught one, in a seine, on Saturday last, which weighed a pound and a half. These fish arc r; waters. Indeed, we have never heard of their being caught here until lately. They art said to be plenty in the Schuylkill. Odessa Tauleaux. — Th» Tableaux, announced in our last issue, to come off iu Odessa,on Thurs day and Friday evenings next, the 17th and 18th, will be held in the Presbyterian Church, instead of the Hotel parlors. The Odessa Orchestra w ill be present and assist iu the entertainment. The proceeds will he applied for the benefit of the Sunday school library. Incendiarism. —The stables nnd carriage-house of Hon. George V'iekers, at Chestertown, Md. set ou fire on Tuesday night last, and entirely consumed, together with a horse, wagon and dearborn. This was the work of some malicious person or persons who should be ferretted out and brought to justice. Elkton is to have a courso of five lectures, to be delivered at intervals of two weeks, commenc ing about the middle of December, pineott ( Grace Greenwood,) George Vnndenhoff, Dr. A. A. Willits, and "Josh Billings" have been named as lecturers. in Mrs. Lip . L. Bucke has put up a handsome fence in front of his reside One improvement begets another, it i we would not he surprised to see substantial iron fences substituted iu many places for wooden oues. Mr. W in Middletown, id, und Mndigan k Co's. Circus patsed through this town on Sunday last, cn route for Philadelphia. The show was poorly attended at all places on the peninsula, and we understand that it under the Sheriffs hand iu two places. Laving Bricks by Moonlight.—O ne of the ma sons engaged upon the Bank, worked awAy by the light of the moon, on Monday night last, the moon being about full, and the evening bright and pleasant. Same twd at Seaford. The parsonage of the M. E. Church is nearing completion, and when finished will be a respectable addition to the town. A special communication of the M. W. Grand Lodge of A. F. A. M. of the State of Delaware will be livid in Wilmington, on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 10 o'clock, A. M. The Preacher's Convention met at Smyrna on Tuesday lust. The object of the convention is " to consolidate, instruct and inspire Methodism on the Peninsula." Morning Star Lodge, No. 6, 1. O. of O. F. of 3myrna, will hold a festival in the Town Hall, the 23d and 24th inst. for the beqpfit of their widows and orphans. fifteen buildings arc going up of be We gather the following from the Wilmington papers in regard to the riot 9 there on election day :—The election was the occasion of OU 8 outrages by the radicals. The negroes pa raded the streets in large bodies, armed with re volvers, razors, clubs, Ac. They passed from one ward to another,for the purpose of creating a dis turbance. The sixth ward poll was the scene of a riot, shortly after noon, during which pistols, clubs, razors and brick bats were brought into requisition. The negroes came running to the scene of disorder in l«rge numbers, from the di rection of their headquarters, all well armed and eager for the fray. The negroes drove the whites from the polls. During the fight one ne gro was shot in the head, a white man through d several others slightly wounded. It is said that from 60 to 70 shots were filed. Tho second riot took place at the time the polls closed, five o'clock. The negroes came upon the ground in large bodies, and commenced another attack, during this fight there were several seriously wounded, d one young man named Richard Pointer was taken to his residence ou French street, seriously wounded. It is reported that-several were killed. It is also reported that a policeman was seen to stand upon the corner and lire four shots into the party of whites. The Sheriff was attacked by a desperate negro with a bayonet, the officers and all others who were in assistance with the Sheriff were also at tacked and badly injured. The crowd of negroes paraded about the ward yelling and shouting desperately. Howard Day, (negro,Jharrangued tho infuriated mass, and when requested by the Sheriff to in duce the murderous crowd to disperse, he an swered that he would try to do so,but he thought the Sheriff should take the white man also. The Sheriff was cut through the clothing with a razor, in the hands of a desperate negro, and for a few moments his life was in immenont peril. During the riot at the Sixth ward, the blood thirsty negroes rushed into the residences and beat up the white men. One man named Zeb badly beaten. The Deputy Marshals carried their badges in their pockets and with their hands full of tickets were electioneering around the polls. .*eral of the wards it is said the Police were very busy during the day electioneering. in this ico a pect fair zens all ride the the Prof. Win. ley w A Novel Bet. — Thomas Coehrnn und George W. Ingram, Esqrs. of this town, made a novel bet on the late election in this county, the loser to wheel the winner in a wheelbarrow from tlie office of George W. Ingram k Co. down Main street to the depot and back, with a forfeit of ten dollars in the that the Republicans would carry New Castle county by 160 majority, Mr. Ingram betting that they would and Mr. Cochran that they would not, and ns the county was carried by the Dem losesnnd consequently has to do the wheeling. The affair is to come oft' on Saturday afternoon next, the 19th inst. at 3 The Townsend Brass Band will be of The bad of f a pset. The bet w crats. Mr. I present on the Sale of a II sold her house on Main street, now occupied by J. R. Hall, to G. W. W. Namlain, for $4,000. Monday rery member bp present. The Bank of Smyrna has declared a of six per cent, for the last six months. —Mrs. Lvdi Rothwell lias The Middletown Lyceum will meet evening next. Let tho Tho will on nnd age a in of dividend THE WAR NEWS. By data furnished by an America^ cor respondent at Versailles, it would appear that the military status of the French is far from hopeless, whilo tho situation of the Prussians is not a surety for the suc cess of their demands. According to this exhibit, Paris, in the first place is im pregnable, and is fully supplied with two months' provisions, while Gen. Trochu has 250,000 men fit for offensive service in the field. Then, outside of Paris, there are the armies of the Loire, 120,000 strong, under Palladia ; of tho west 109. 000 strong, uuder Keratry ; of the Rhone, 110.000 strong, under Michel; of contrat Franco, 90.000, under Triphant ; of the north, 65,000, under Bourbaki ; and of the Vosges, 45,000, making a total of 530.000 men, all well armed, and fully supplied with everything needful, to say nothing of the numerous bands of Franc tirours and sharpshooters operating in an independent fashion. On the other hand, tne Prussian» whoHro besieging Paris charged with a large daily sick list; their recruiting power is said to bo at a halt, their last recruits being nearly'all boys un der 19 years of ago. In spite of these and other disadvantpges, however, the Prussian armies continue to act vigorously in the interior, but if the foregoing figures are not merely an idle boast, it will be simply wonderful if the French have not the better bargain before the last of De cember. There is no further intelligence con cerning the " general engagement near Orleans" reported form Tours Wednesday. A» it is not mentioned in the dispatches from either side, it is possible that the re port originated from the minor engage ment which took place on Monday, in which the Prussians were repulsed. It reported that the French corvette Desaix has captured seven German vessels since the 4th of October. The Hamburg Korsen-halle ( nespapet) says that nine French vesitla are iu tight west of Heli goland. Important events are reported from Or leans. The Prussians, after a series of engagements with the French army of the Loire, havo been forced to eveauate that city, and bave fallen back ten miles. The French losses arc said to have been very heavy. Brilliant sorties have lately been made from Paris, resulting in the capture of several Prussian camps. Chinese in San Francisco. —It appears from the census, says the Sau FraucUoo Bulletin, that there aro 11,817 Chinese in San Francisco, of whom 2,040 are females, mostly of the lowest class, 1,148 aro under fifteen years of age, and 320 were born in California. They own but little property, the returns showing only $74,800 of real estate and $1,188,080 of personal prop erty ; altogether only $1,262,880. This would be less than $110 for each individ ual, while the remaiuder of tho city's val uation, $258,793,035, divided between tho remainder of the population, 138,544, would give an average of nearly $1,900 to each person. The houses the Chinese eupy are nearly all rented from people, and the small wealth is loss evenly divided than among ourselves ; and yet their wants aro so simple that they preseut fewer examples of pauperism. Probably the greater part of the money they goes to China, whither they all expect to return, and thus they seeip to be poorer tliau they really are. a iv to on by the be on is of oc our own up West Virginia Election. —This State for the first time during its existence elects a democratic governor, auditor, treasurer, secretary of state, &o. also a majority to each house of the Legislature, which will give the ballot to twenty-five thousand dis franchised white men, and elect a United States Senator this winter. 1 ITEMS OF SEWS. While great events literally hang fire in France, the long-neglected heatres of po litical and volcanic eruptions in Mexico, Central aud South America are advertised in the dispatches as especially attractive at this time. There have been «0 many rev olutions down that way that it was impos sible to keep the run of them, and so the destinies of tuercuriul nations in uud be yond the tropics havo generally become matters of indifference to the rest of the world. But now, with "one terrible rev olution, and several not so terrible, or at least not so announced, going on in Mex ico ; another in Uruguay, where ono is presented with the spectacle of a national army going over to the rebels ; another on a small scale in Venezuela, aud the pros pect of complications iu one way or another with foreign governments, tho southern quarter of the western hemisphere is in a fair way to recover its interest in the public eye. Among the devices which the Prussians have introduced into the art of war, a very singular one is their habit of securing safety for their railroad supply trains, iu hostile 'regions, by tying prominent citi zens in front of the locomotive. Several weeks ago we were told that " in nearly all the departments now held by the Prus sians, influential citizens are compelled to ride upon the locomotives. The Prus sians have adopted this course, which, they say, is the only way to prevent the tearing up of track by French noncombat ants. " And now a Tours telegram in forms us that "the Prussians continue to force the most eminent citizens living on railway lines to ride upon the locomotives, the object being to prevent accident to the trains." Our Texas exchanges bring us frightful accounts of destruction of property and crop», both of corn and cotton, by the overflow of rivers from the heavy rains re Thq flood i ccntly in that State. in many of the streams is represented to exceed in destructiveness that of the spring of 1869. The floods have extended to the entire territory of middle and Western Texas. Many fields of cotton on the bottoms, that bad not been touched for want of sufficient picking force, were totally destroyed. Great gloom and despondency prevail mong the people, many of whom, in their eagerness to gather cotton to tho neglect of their corn, have lost their entire corn n crops. A despath from New Oilcans dated No vember 9, says :—It is stated that three hundred persons, supposed to be couuting tho votes of the city, receive $8 per day. Tho "Times" says the reason why the election returns are not counted with prompitude, is simply $8 per day, and nn interest in the issue. The ofticial returns will be in about Christmas. As these ballot boxes are in charge principally of Republican officials, no fears are enter tained of the delay reducing their majority. In Cuba the Spanish and Cubans still continue fighting with varying success. Skirmishes take plrce every Monday in the insurgent districts, with considerable loss on both sides ; the contest is as protracted nnd obstinate as that between this country and sominolos, with the advantage of cour age and intelligence on the side of the pa triots. Of 56,000 regulars the Spaniards havo not 14,000 left, so great have been their losses. There havo been two politi cxecutions. A largo number of prominent business and professional men of New Haven, Conn, including the Yale professors, have signed a letter endorsing Secretary Cox for his action in retiring from the cabinet, con demning tbo assessment of officeholder» for party purposes, and urging reform in the manner of appointment and tenure of office in the civil service. The proprietor of a vineyard near Terre Haute, Indiana, has made 10.200 gallons of wine this season, and sent four tons of grapes to market. The hurricanes which recently visited Cuba have destroyed one-quarter of the whole sugar crop. Fruit was also seri ously damaged. to The Latest Bond Robbery. —The de tectives at the Central office last night ported that a bold bond robbery bad oc curred at the St. Nicholas hotel the statements made by them, and from such as could bo elicited from the re F rom proprie tors ot the St. Nicholas, the following ap pear to be the facts: Mr. J. F. Joy, whose arrival at the St. Nicholas was noticed in the Herald of Sunday morning, and who came to this city on business connected with the railways of which he is president, went to a down-town bank, yesterday, where he was engaged for soino time in the transaction of certain financial tiens connected with the roads ho opera repre sents. He then roturned to the hotel and repaired to his room, where he remained for a short time, and afterward took nage to visit some friends. A few moments after he left a well dressed man appeared in the hull, near Mr. Joy's room, and requested the chambermaid to open the door and admit him, as bis friend,Mr. Joy. had left a package for him. She innocent ly did as he desired and lie soon camo out with a small bundle, and, thanking her. left. b car On Lis return Mr. Joy discovered that $50,000 worth of bond» which he had carelessly left on a table had disappeared, and be immediately repaired to the police headquarters nnd notified the detectives. 4 ho bonds uf $1,000 each were of the Chicago and Iowa railroad, state of Illi nois, and endorsed, "Farmers' Loan and Trust Compauy" of New York. They issued from tho road of whrch Mr. Joy i president, and are the only ones which can be thrown upon the market at the present moment, and would, of course, be cosily deteotod iu consequence. Aside from this, the bonds are registered, and the loser being the signer of them they will not he paid without great sorutiny (if at all, under the circumstances) into the manner in which they have been passed from hand to hand since tho theft. It is supposed the thief had been notch ing Mr. Joy since his arrival in the city, and that he followed him from the hank to the hotel, and, on witnessing his depar ture, adoptd the bold and successful, hut unprofitable, ruBe for robbery.— New York Herald, November 8, I to PLOWDEN'S SEEDLING PEACH. I ran with confidence now offer a few Trees of the above named Peach—having tested it for the past two bearing seasons, maturing its fruit on the 26th of June of both seasons suitable for market, twenty days earlier than Ilule's in tho same orchard. Having purchased the buds of the original'tree of Col. Plowden/at a large cost, expressly for my own planting, never intending the sale of any of the trees, ( not being at all in the business,) I have consented to part with a few of them, which will be budded from, for sale. I have concluded, for an early distribution of this early variety, to offer for sale, four hundred of the six hundred budded last year. Thu tree» are ft dit ion. Orders will bo strictly filled in rotation, as re ceived , with the best grown trees, ( as the sea son will permit.) Te.ruiM Cash.-Price per Tree* which will be carefully packed and delivered in Washington City, and freighted as per order, J. B. CLAGETT, healthy con - two to six feet, und are i ithout extra charge. Brightwood P. O. District of Columbia. REFERENCES. We were shown a few days since very remark able specimens of Early Peaches—"Plowden's Seedling." The fruit is solid, beautifully form ed, and delicately colored ; one of them measur ed fully eight inches in circumference. They seem to be of a variety never before known. They were picked on the S 6 th of June. Specimens of the fruit have been sent to the Agricultural De partment, and are much admired by Commission er Capron. — Sunday Gazette, Washington City, July 4, 1869. [ From lion. Ethan Allen, N. F - .] Office U. S. Dist. Attorney, June 28, 1869. Mr. J. B. Clauett :—Your present of fine Peaches have arrived in good condition, and are delicious. 1 formed they considerably ahead of time, considering your lat itude Broadway and was in just from Florida ; so you are some [ From lion. Frederick Stone, JfdL^ Col. Plowdin : July ft, 1I8WÎ Your sample of Peaches arrived safety yester day. I have no doubt myself as to it» being a new variety. [From I/on. D. G.Harris and Hon. G.F.Maddox.~\ We thank you for the present of the beautiful Peaches sent on the 4th of July. We received* from you some specimens last year, which ap pears to be entirely different from any Peaches* have yet If our peach growers could secure some of Col. Plowden's variety, which matures fourteen days in advance of Hale's Early, it would make quite a difference in their accuuts, as the earliest peach command the highest prices.— Middletown ( Del.) Transcript, July 22 d, 18C9. Ripe Phaciiib.—M r. J. B. Clagctt exhibited to day some very fine samples of the New Seedling Peach, which attracted so considerable attention) last year. They are of medium size, beautiful in appearance, und delicious in taste. But the great feature is the fact that they ripen about twenty days earlier than any other Peach ever known in this vicinity.— Eeveniny Star, Washington City,. June 27/A, 1870. [I'otomac Fruit Growers' Association, July 6 , '70}> Mr. J. B. Clagctt exhibited some specimens of " Plowden's Seedling Peach." The Committee Fruit report on the Plowdcn Peach, thus :— " A free-stone, and very firm, delicious, an~d rich.. It ripened 011 the 26th of June, lust year and this, thus fixing it us un early bearer." Nov. 12—31* of THE LATEST NEWS ! ! A REAL LIVING CASH STORE l IN MIDDLETOWN, ■yynERE YOU CAN FIND A FULL LINE DRY GOODS, HAT3, CAPS, BOOTS, SHOES, LADIES' CLOAKS, COATS & FUTES, SINGLE AND DOUBLE SHAWLS, WHITE AND C0L0EED BLANKETS! ! COVERLETS, LAP ROBES, Horse Blanket», HARDWARE, CEDERWARE, QUEEN 8W ARE, GROCER.ES, &c. &c. &c. These goods are all bought from first hand» for Cash and will be sold at prices low ï goods can he sold by than y store doing other than a net cash business. Thankful for the liberal patronage bestowed on us since we open* call your attention to the stock now opening, still lower than ever, at the cash stör». J. F. ELIASON k CO. Lockwood Corner. the ed, we Nov 12—3mos nOIERSlUENT HARNESS YT at AUCTION ! ! Will be sold at Public Sale, in the Hotel Yard of Curtis Lippencott, at Middletown, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER DOtli, 1870, At 10 o'clock, A.JII^ 25 Pairs of Ambulance Harness,. 25 Pairs of Wheel aud Lead Harness* 100 Pairs of Dotublo A Single Driving Lines^. 50 bead halters, 2 riding bridles; also Government blankets, McClellan saddles, 50 artillery traces 12 feet long, and other articles uot herein enumerated. in in Farmers and persons in need of Harness should make it a point to attend this sale, as this may be the last sale of Government Harness. All this harness is iu first rate order and ready for immediate use, without any expense of repar ing. Sale positive and without reserve, cash, as : Goods ope Terms soon us the property is struck off. ii for inspection early on morning of sale, and no postponement on account of weather. J. S. TOPIIAM k CO. Washington. D. C. L. W. Stidham k Son, Auctioneers and Real Estate Agents, 111 East 4th st. Wil. Del. nov 12—ts i be at | t.ViTII S C. <• Ill ltll, ATTORNEY AT LAW, 617 Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware. nov 12—3m ESTRAY, S TRAYED from the undersigned on Wedne»> day, the 26th nit. a small DARK RED COW, with a White Stripe across her hack and a White Forehead. A suitable reward will be given for her return. JOHN G. SCHAICH, Middletown, Del^ F OR SALE.—Two pairs of Mules. Apply to E. R. COCHRAN, Nov. 8—lm Middiotowo, D«l. NORWAY OATS FOR SALE. TN Quantities to suit purchasers. E. R. COCHRAN, Middletown, Del. Counter Tor Sale, E. T. EVANS, Middletown, Off. nov S—4 mus. CIRE OF nov B—lm]