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•f mat if of a in of EDWARD REYNOLDS, Sorroa. MIDDLKTOWR, DM. SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 10, 1874 The Cuiee Jcsticesuit. —Amarioaa politics and Yankee daaira for office could ptwwibly produce a more thoroughly disgusting spectacle than that presented hy the President of the United State* and his million, Attorney General Williams, in so steadily endeavoring ta force the lat ter into tho ohair ot the Chief-Justice of the United States. Although the Sena'.o has gone beyond all precedent in postpon ing and deferring even a consideration of this miserable nomination of the Presi dent, and hesitate and still refuse to firm it, this too at a lima when the porters of the Administration have a large majority in that body, yat with blushing impudence, scarcely, if equalled, they persist in their shameful attempt. Had this man Williams tithe of maniineie about him ha would lung ago have withdrawn bii name, but lie coutinues te aringe and fawn about tha feat of his master in tbe hope, and trust it will be vain, that that master's in fluence and authority will yet prove suf ficient to enable him over the votes-of a protesting and unwilling Senate and dis gusted and indignant people,to sneak into tke chair of Marshall, Taney and Chaee. "Oh Shame, where is tby blush !" Tue Spanish Republic.—T he attempt to establish a Republican form of govern ment in Spain hat foiled, jnst a« every body who knows, either from personal contast with them, or front n knowledge uf their history, anything about the Span ish people, expeoted it to do. Senor Cas tcllar having given offence by endeavoring to prevent a war with the United State*, atd by his moderate conduct in regard ta the Virginius matter, tbe Cartes refused to sustain his government, and though Gen. Pavia attempted a Nspoleonio Coup <Tetat in his favor and tried to dissolve tha Cortes vi et armit. Présidant Cas tsllar was deposed and Marshal Serrano, a monarchist, eleoted to bis plaee. Thus has collapsed the much boasted Republio of Spain whioh our government made suoh great baste to recognise. It has a name, it is trua, to live, but it ia dead, nevertheless Spain have now man whose predilections tire for monarchies, aa President* of thoir Republics. How long will it tako tha volatile people of those two countries ta get baek to monarohioal government* ? con ■np an un •ver one of or we I Both France and The Comiug Election. Tho Election Campaign next fall will be one of tho most important, inter esting and. spirited contest* that has ever been waged in Delaware. Th* Republi cans are already hard at work, marshall ing their forces for tha fray. No means are being left untried whioh they think will add to their strength or hy which they may gain advantage, and if theDem ocrala would fight an equal fight with them they too muet bo up aud doing. The Republicans think they will have paratively easy victory. They rely en the vote of 1872. a com But if the Demooraoy true to themselves and go to work in earnest, the Rads will stand are no mere chaDO* of oirrying Delawaro in 1874 than they did Maryland and Virginia in 1873. W* could aland right here in Middletown on election day in '72 and count Mores of true Demoeratie voters who stayed away from tbe polls rather than vote for Horace Greeley, but none of theao men will be found wanting, if they are alive, at th* polls next fall. Tho Democracy then hav* nothing to four from the result of the last Presiden tial sleetion. Tbe only thing to bo foared If, while their opponents are working away like beavers, night and day, tbe Democrats sit idly with their hands folded, they will allow «very point of advantage to ba taken from them, and a victory, which is already tlioirs, if they will but put -forth their hands and take it, will slip oat of thoir is their own alothfulness. grasp. Demosrats of Delaware, yen who have long withstood the ndvaneing war* #f Radical Fanaticism and bave thus for saved your little State from th* disgusting humiliation and official eorruption which Yankee "progress" has entailed open oth er State», are you willing now to soeyonr State Government pass into the hands of ■ the edvooates of theao obnoxious ideas? If not, then let no more time be lost, hut even ae your opponents are at work so bo you on the alert. Although, if yon make the proper use of your advantages there is nothing moro eertain than n Demoeratie victory next foil, yet you mast bo enrofat to tenure yonr advantages in time, and to do this it is neeeessry t* bo nt work. So* that th* tax *f every Demooratio voter is .•paid thin month, left under tha operations of tbe new law their name* be stricken from the assessment list, and th* votes thereby be lost. ao Now is tbe time to aubsorib* for tb* Tlaksckift. The domination of J. P. Ooohru>,Eaq. *» of The uomiuetien, made by u* lest week, •f John P. Ceohreu, Esq., appears to baie mat with pretty general satisfaction, if wo may judge hem tbe many comments of approval that bave been made te ua » regard to it.. We have ehe received tbe fottowing lettera from difieteut part* of tbe •OMty, (adorning it : Wii, minci ton, Del., Jan. 6th, '74. Mr. Editor: —I aaw with great pleasure that you brought forward the name of Mr. John P. Cochran for Domination, by the Démocratie party, for the Governorship. No hotter man has been suggested for that high offioo, and no more suitable nom ination ooukd In made. He is a true representative of tbe large end reepeetable des* known aa farmers— a man of dignified bearing, of high honor and strict integrity. No one cen doubt bie eepeeity or fitness, moral or mental, for the office, end his whole life is a volume fall of inatruotion in industry and energy. With a private character which mnst command respeot, and being thoroughly imbued with the principles of the Jeffer ■oninn Demooraoy, tbe Demooratio party of Delaware could not choose a worthier standard bearer, or ene more eertain to win tueoesa. Such, air, are tbe viowi of many trua bill dry A of ona up the the the tbe on ' Democrats. St. Gkoroes Hd., Jan. 7th, '74. Te truly teat a man, Mr. Editor, aa to honesty of purpose, firmness in the hour of trial, and last though not least, as to bis buiness capacity, whether of kis own or tbe Publio'e affairs, is to come in daily contact with him ; to be admitted to the family cirele, both as a friend and counsel lor, and te see end know him when the eky ie lowering, as well aa in tha bright noontide. Suoh, Mr. Editor, has been my relation for tho peat fifteen year* with your eaudidato for Governor of Delaware and well persuaded am I that he would guide aright our "Ship of Stete" 'midst tho rooks and whirlpools of a great politi cal ocean, and at the does of hi* voyage cast her anchor in a safe and calm haven. Anti-Ring. of of of Mr. Editor: —I wee much pleased with •n article in your last issue headed " For Governor," wherein you bring forward the name of John P. Cochran, Esq., a* stand ard bearer for the Demosratio party at tho next State election. With sll due defer ence and respect to other gentlemeD named hy their friends for tbe same position,there is none more worthy, none mors capable. In conversation with a number of promi nent Democrats on the subject, I have yet ts find the first dissenting voice, but all agree that ha is the man. From long and intimate acquaintance with Mr. Cochran, I can truly say thsr* is no moro honora ble or upright man. With him as stand ard bearer of tke Democratic party, victo ry would certainly porch on our banner in November next. St. Georgis. New Castle Co., Jan. 8th, '74. I was much pleased with your remarks respecting my friend, Mr. John P. Coch ran, whe is so well capacitated to fill the toiition of Chief Magistrate of this State, dr. Cochran will never force himself upon the people. If he ie nominated it must be done by the free expression of the voters. Williams' Withdrawal. Aftar having persisted in hie unworthy and unmanly attempt to get te b* Chief Justice of the United State», deepite the manifeit opposition of the Senat*, composed greatly of «en of his own political party, ■ntil he provoked the well-deserved con demnation and utter disgust of every man in the country who baa the leaet shadow of self-respect, Attorney General Wil liams hse at last done what he ought to have done long ago :—requested General Grant to withdraw his nomination. This the Präsident, though axoaedingly loth to yield to th* Senate and give up a personal friend whom he bad promised to stand by, and, if possible, foist upon tha people, however opposed they or their representa tive* might be, reluctantly did. By its steadfast refusal to yield to tho diotate af tho President and confirm this most glaringly improper nomination of a man to th* highest office in tba ceantry, whose oily qualification for the office ia bia favoritism with his master, tke present Sonet* has merited the gratitude of th* en tire country. Tho Chief Justiceship is too responsible and important nn offioo to allow of anybody or anything being put into it simply on tho ground of bia being * personal friend of tbe Chief Magietret*, especially when that Chief Magistrate is aa wholly unfit for tho position ho occupies a* Gen. Grant shows himaalf to he. It would be too much to expect the President to appoint a man net of his own political creed, wbatevar that is, hat if he possibly oould gat beyond personal favor itism and hi* daaira to confor office upon hie personal friends, without regard to fit ness, and seiest euch a man as the Hon. Wm. M. Everts for th* Chief Justiceship he wonld not he auhjocted to the mertifi oation of having hia nomination rejected, and wonld reflect credit upon his adminis tration and give to tba judiciary of the oonntry » man worthy *f the position. Mr. Ecarts is a Republican, bnt h* is a man of ltarning, • atatasman of high standing and a thorough lawyer, and if appointed Chief Juatio* w*nld, doubtless, discharge the dntiea of hi* office in • manner that wonld command tho respect of th* nation. Th* fifth *nnn*l issna of tho Ptddic I-tdger Almanac baa bean reaaived. It it n most excellant compendium of nsaful information and interesting roading, mnoh of whioh it would bo impowibl* to obtain to is *» conveniently elsewhere. It it hand somely gotttn np and wilt be fouad ex ceedingly valuable in the family, the •outing-room or tbe office. Mr. Cbild'a tame fer generosity and liberality it world wide, and tbe publishing of 100,000 edi tions of tbit handsome almanac at a coat of (6,000 for free distribution among tbe subscribers te the Ledger is but another instance of that liberality. The last •* there work of iety cite lent ness, they not was At of • 000 ceit, and 25; by by 4 ; now the for for by tion In iag, Terv Proceedings of Congress. MONBAY. Senate. —A largo number of petition* ware presented and referred. Tha Judi ciary Committaa reported the House bill to repeal the bankrupt law, with sun dry amendments, changing the entire bill. A resolution was iatroduood relative to a reduction of ten per cent, in the salaries of all Government officials receiving over ona thousand dollars per year. Resolu tions ware also introduced relating to finances. Much valuable time was taken up in discussion on tke increase of tha salary bill. House. —A large number of bills were introduced and referred under the call of States. The army appropriation bill was reported, ind a resolution to inquire into the expediency of diminishing the regular army and stopping all work on fortifica tions, vet., introduced. Considaratiou of the civil righta bill was resumed, a lengthy speech by Mr. Stephens, of Georgia, in oppoaigon to it, and a reply by Ransier, the celored member from South Carolina,be ing the features. The Speakers laid before tbe house a message from the President on tha Virginius affair. TUESDAY. Senate. —Tbe resolution by Mr. Sun ner looking to the ebolition of the office of internationel revenue com ntiesioner, end tbe collection of taxes by stamp*, wae re ported adversely upon sod indefinitely postponed. House resolution authorising Edmund Young, ebief of the bureau of statistics and s member of the late Inter national Statistical Congress at St. Peters burg, te accept a diamond ring from the Cxsr, was passed. Tbe House salary bill wai then discussed, Messrs. Wright and Carpenter being in favor of repealing tke aot in force, and Mr. Flanagan entbusias tioelly opposed to giving up a cent of kis share of tbe pay or reducing the amount of his future compensation. House. --The debate on the supplement ary civil rights bill was continued and eleven speeches delivered, ebief among which was that of the negro member Elliott of South Caroline, who referred to Mr Stephens, of Georgia. He thought "Mr. Stephens now made but • peer return for the magnanimous treatment of the govern ment be bad attempted to destroy, vote wee reached. The naval appropria tion bill was reported and made the special order for Thursday. No to of WEDNESDAY. . Senate. —The discussion of the salary bill was resumed, and a number of speeches were made. Mr. Hamilton, of of Maryland, reiterated his opposition to the increase of salaries of either President or Congress. He opposed the pending proposition, making the proposed com pensation (05,000) date from Matoh 4, 1873, because it was neither prsotieable nor just. No conclusion was reached. House. —Mr. Butler, of Massachusetts, made a speech in favor of civil rights, and on his motion tho pending bill and amend ments on ths subject were recommitted. On being again reported Mr. Batler will call for a vote on tho measure without further debate. A bill was passed appro priating 020,000 for tbe legislative expen ses of Colorado Territory. A joint reso. lution was adopted appointing Professor Asa Gray, and J. D. Dana and A. T. Stewart, regents of the Smithsonian Insti tution. Mr. Swann, of Maryland, pre sented the petition of Bishop Ames and thirty-four other ministen of the M. E. Church, of Baltimore, for the relief of the Southern Methodist publishing house at Nashville, Teun. it THURSDAY. Sinati. —Ie the Senate on Thursday the salary hill was resumed, aud an a mendment by Mr. Hamilton, of Maryland,,^ adopted, providing for tba absolute rtpeal of so much of the existing act a* refers to pay of members, officers of Congress and the President, but in tha case of the Pres ident not to take effeot till March 3, 1877, end not to affect the aalarie» of justices of th* Supreme Court. A cftkpatch from the McEnery Legislature at Netv Orleans asking protection ef Congrais was tabled. The House discussed, without action, tbe naval appropriation bill, providing for 016,000,000, and the bill to establish a national eduoation bureau and fund. , Maryland Legislature. —In »coord ance with constitutional requirement tbe biennial session of 1874. of the General Assembly of Maryland began Wednesday at Annapelii. Th' Senate and the House were promptly called to order at noon by their clerk*,.all tbe lonitors being present but one, and all tbe delegatee but two. Hon. John K. Longwell, of Carroll, was chosen temporary chairman of the Senat«, and Hon. Greeubury M. Watkins tempo rary Speaker *f the House of Delegates. The new senators were duly sworn in. In the Honso notice of a protest against Wm. Latchford and A. V. Robey taking their seats ae delegatee from Prinoe George's county was given. Both bousea of tbe General Assembly of Maryland perfected their organisation Thursday, and adjourned ovar till Tues day naxt, in order to allow time for the appointment of committees and settling other preliminaries before entering upon the real business of the session. Hon. Jests K. Hines, of Kent county, eleoted Speaker of the Houm. and John Lee Carroll, of Howard oonnty, President of tho Senate. Petitions hsvs betn presented from the Women's Rights Convention for an amend ment to the Constitution allowing tba right of females to vote and hold »flics, and asking that no 8tat* b* hereaftar ad mitted int* the Uniou in which any dis tinction is made in favor of men. Local and State Affairs. aic, ty has per hat cent. The Omit Pmbyttriu Chnrcb wf Mlddle town. It baa been the custom of tfiie chnrcb, for the last nine years, to observa the first Sabbath of •* nu * r Jf •• an Anniversary. On auch occasions there la a recounting at the proceedings of the former year, of the contributions raised for UgioM purposes, 0 r the eervieee held, and of the work accomplished in promoting the Kingdom of Christ. The exercise! and the statistics pre sented on last Sabbath were interesting and en couraging. We present a brief outline as fol low!: In the Sabbath School there was a lively iety felt in behalf of tbe children who were to re cite the Catechism. The Superintendent had nounced tbe gift of a Bible to each echolar who would accurately repeat the whole of that excel lent summary of Christian doctrine. Seven can didates presented themselves, and answered the questions asked by the Paetor with ness, a distinctness of enunciation, end redness of emphasis, that we have never heard excelled, and which proved conclusively that they undentood what they were saying. Paltou's sermon, from tbe text "And we will not forsake tbe bouse of our God," Neb. 10-39, was an earnest plea for the Sanctuary, its divine appointment, its invaluable benefits, and the ne cessity of n regular attendance upon its services. At the close he presented a condensed statement of items from which we make a brief extract : • Amount rf money railed. —Pastor's salary $1, 000 ; Sabbath morning collections, $160.22 ; Collection for fuel, $35.00 ; Collection in choir, $12.75; Sessional Fund, $38.16 ; Monthly Con ceit, $05 37 ; Woman's Mission, $70.00 ; Home and Foreign Mission, $16.00 ; Publicatiau, $■ - 25; Education, $5.00; Min. Relief, $ 6 . 00 ; House for Mrs. Mallery, $8.00 ; Church at Georgetown, Del., $144.60 ; Collections for and by the Sabbath School, $132.15 ; Raised for and by the Mission Chapel at Armstrong's, $266.74 ; Total, $1,968.14. Sabbath School !.—Forest church has officers 5 ; Teachers 14 ; Scholars 140 ; Library 500 vols. Missioa Chapel has officers 2 ; Teachers 10 ; Scholar! 107 ; Library 200 vole. Beligioui Servicei for the year .—Sermons and Lectures 143; Prayer Meetings 69 ; Funerals 11; Baptisms—Intents 11, Adults 1—12: Pastoral Visits 214. Church Membenhip .—Added on examination 4 ; By Certificate 2; Dismissed 5 ; Died 3 ; Total now in Communion 135. The large congregation present received with evident gratifivaliou the announcement of their eatir efreedomJrom debt, so that they enter upon the New Year with no burdeneome arrearages for the past. This statement applies to the church in town, and also to the Mission Chapel, with the exception of a small balance due there for books and turuiture which it ie hoped will soon be liquidated. Tbe aubject proposed hy tke Evangelical Al liauce for Met .Sunday wat, "Christian Unity." There wasa very pleasant and pruciicul demon stration of it in the Forest Presbyterina Church more by a Provideatiai ordering, than by any previous human arrangement. The Rev. V. Smith, Pastor of tbe M. E. Church was unable by reason of sickness to preach, and a large por tion ol his people proceeded to tbe Presbyterian Church and united with them in their worship. In the Monthly Concert for Prayer in tbe iag, which this church has kept up with great regularity aod interest lor the last fireyesrs, the demonstration was still more marked. A large representation ot the Methodists and E- iscopa lians attended at the Presbyterian Church, and mingled their songs of praise, and offered their Terv en t supplications f or the coming of the King dom of Christ. It was an animated and inter ested asaemblage of God's people—a practical ex hibition ** l "e Communion of saints, "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity," Ps. 133 : 1. adz an for a prompl a cor for. iel vice near a we of the the tion. the Dr. Md., the erly and boy at ing had the to to nal (3. sveu Odessa Items. ur Odessa Correspondent. : At an early bour on New Year's morning iond yells and whoops were heard in tlie streets. The cause was ascertained to be that our con stable had captured the supposed criminal who had perpetrated the outrage upon the Miller family, who, while trying to conduct him to a place of security, gare him "the slip" and rnnde long and quick strides for parts uaknown, fol lowed by several bullets frum tbe pistol uf ths officer. Soon the people were made acquainted with tbe facts and the youth of ths town turned mine to search and, if possible, to find the fugitive; armed with clubs, knives, canes, and various other articles of defence. They set out making wild gestures as to how they would act when they found him. However, after searching the woods and marshes all around the neighbor hood they returned home without any signs of the escaped negro. Quite aa excitement was raisad by the discovery of blood along tho path which proved to be that of an otter. Several of tbe youngster«, upon seeing a stump under s pile of brambles made haste for a cooler quarter. Another crime upon our year's record ie that committed (hy a being bearing all the outward appearance of a man,) upon the meat-heme of our (col'd) citixens and carrying off a number of bides which made up a considerable portion of their wealth. The thief has not yet been dis covered, but our vigilant officers are on the alert and it is to be hoped will voou find sut their place of concealment. The aeries of prayer meetings, appointed by the Evangelical Alliance, have been observed in our churches during the past week, and the con gregations have united and convened in the dif ferent churches alternately. Our town was illuminated on Tuesday evening for the first time with the long talked of street lamps, aod .we think it adds much to the dark gloomy places in our streets, and we can now travel and kaow where we to direct our perambulations. Evening parties have been quite an important item on our programme for some time past, and our young people seem to be taking tbe advice of some of ths older ones as to the matrimouul part of the question, and we think will soon "go and do as others have done before tbem." [From out in of is without a guide Whtu troubles reuse in our town, Will notbiig then more be found To quiet i>so|)l(, and make I beat sa; Stop it row, not some other da;. Hexicon. The Wither. The. clerk of the weather seems to liars lost his reckoning. He says this is winter time, but there's mighty little winter about it. Last Sun day was more like Spring or Summer than Win , 1er. Tbe mercury stood at seventy, the snn shone brightly, and a south wind blew all day Next day it was clondy and looksd like rain, but still warm. Tuesday was a nasty day : wind blowing and rain fulling. Wednesday it rained very hard pretty much all day. Ths ice-dealeis are beginning to fear that they won't bave a chance to get any ics, and the fruit dealers fear lest the warm weather will start tlie buds so far ahead, (hat the almost cer tain spring frosts will kill them. Children's Jubilee, The first rehearsal for the Grand Jubilee to come off February 5th, was held last Thursday evening. Prof. Cleinmer, of Wilmington, who is to take charge of ths whole affair, was present aad gars tlis children a thorough drill. He ex pressed himself much pleased with the singing abilities of tbe children. Arrangements bars been mads with the Amphions of this town to furnish an Orchestra for the occasion. This promises to bs one of the grandest affairs that wan svar witnessed in Middletown. ■octal Kntvrtalai ■at. A lively company gathered at our next dour naighbor's, Mr. A. G. Cox's, last Friday night week, sad bald a social entertainment consisting ofTableaux, Music, Ac. Wa understood they bed a nice lima, (wewo'n'l thar,) and, judging from the merry sounds and laughter that pro ceeded therefrom we believe they did have a pleasant time. Tke Week ef Prager. The week of prayer was observed at the Pres byterian church, servie« being held every night and the programme laid down by the Evangeli cal Alliance, followed in tbe exereis«. Not withstanding the inclemency of tbe weather a pretty good congregation was in attendance each evening. Lea* Sala. Hobt. A. Cochran sold, on Monday, tb lot be tween the Citixens' National Bank and the house occupied by Mr. S. M. Reynold«, to Messrs. S. M. Reynolds. Terms, private. now E. k Minor Towles. Alligator akin shoes aro all the rage in Wil mington. Tbe election for Directors of the Middletown Bank takes place next Tuesday. Tke Smyrna Presbytarians hare called Rev. Samuel Harris of Pemberton, N. Y. Muak-rat skins are used for currency at Leip aic, an "pass aa readily as legal tenders." "Lecture in the colored school house," Ii.H.C. What color is that school house, Harry ? J. T. Budd aa Agent, offen a valuable proper ty in Middletown at private sale, on easy terms. The Citizens' National Bank of Middletown has declared a semi-annual dividend of four per cent. The New Cnatle Co. National Bank of Odessa hat declared a semi-annual divldead of five per cent. tbe for The Sussex Journal bas assumed a new dress for the New Year, and looks much better there for. Tbe President on Wednesday nominated Drr iel Burton to be Pension Agent at Wilmington, vice E. D. Porter, removed. No reason given. A Fertilizer Manufactory bas been started near 9eaford by Ex-Gov. Rose, I. M. Fisher, and a Mr. Ball, of Bridgevilla. Apropot of the 8th day of January (Thursday) we publish on our first page a historic of the "Bettle of New Orleans." H. H. G. in bis letter to tbe Commercial says the Sheriff will advertise over forty eales duriag the next two weeks. That sounds like hard times. A $2,000 residence has jnst been erected in Milford for the widow of the late Rev. Richard Mallory. The money was raissd by subscrip tion. Capt. J. M. Barr. Grange Master of Md.. will deliver an address on tbe Grange movement, in the Town Hall noxt Thursday afternoon. Free admittance to all. its ie account Messrs. C. F. Stem k Bro., of Chcstertewn, Md., sent us a number of almanacs gotten up hy them for distribution. This is an evidence of enterprise highly commendable. We distributed the almanacs among some of our friends, and thank Meurs. S for them. A Marrow Recaps. Mr*. Richard Mitchell, of Williamsburg, (form erly of Smyrna) had a most remarkable escape from sevtre injury, if not death, Wednesday night, December lOtb. She wne an her way from the Mills to attend church in Federalehurg, and while croteing tbe dam at Mowbray's mill, drove into the flume of tbe race which bad been opened acrou the public road that day for re paire. The frightful chasm was fully ten feet deep, and ieto it the horse, which was blind, plunged whilo going at a trot, Fortuaately the buggy was without a tep, and Mrs. M. and tbe boy who was driving, managed to leap from it at the moment of the plunge. The boree, strik ing against the timbers of tbe flume was com pletely doubled up,and so badly hurt that he soon died. Had there been a top to the carriage, es cape from it would bare been impossible, and amid the debris of the vehicle, in the narrow chaem, Mrs. Mitchell end the boy would have had but little chance for life. Mrs. M. Ieavi..g some one in charge of the ruins, walked through the dark And gloomy woods, oearly two miles, to Federalsburg, and with perfect coolness sent word hy a messenger to her husband in church to come to hcr Assistance. By Mobray's crimi nal carelessneu Mr. M. loses about $200. Utt of liettore Kcinalulug in tlie Poet office for tlio week ending January 10th, M74. Samuel Austin, Catharine Adams, H. W. Black, Becky Beneon, Wm. Bl ister, James H. Brooks, E. D. Burk, Geo. Barnholt, Miss Georgia Emerson, Harriet Hicks, Lydia Harris. Ed. Gil> •OD. Miss Mary Lambert, Turbert B. McGinnis, (3. ) Jab. Mallaway, Thos. Matbul, Wm. Mettx, Fannie Murray, Mary Maisey, H' Roberts. A ia Roberts. J. W. Robinson, Agustus Stone, Henry Smith, G. il. Tarburton, M E. Torbort, Geo. Thomas, C. H. Truitt. Persons calling for the above will please say that they are advertised D. L. Duaaiao, Post Master. e Agricultural Fair. A movement is on foot among some of our more enterprising citizens to form an Agricul tural Society with a view to bolding an Agricul tural and Pomological fair at Middletown some time next fall. This is a meritorious movement and should receive tho substantial encourage ment of our citizens. Maryland Affairs. TiU Eastern Shore Homicide.— Tht mo«t n trocious and revolting murder that has happened in this county for tunny years was committed nt Eden, a station on the Eastern Shore Railroad, seven miles south from Salisbury, and near the division line between Somereet and Wicomico counties, on the 31ot of December. The facto as detailed to your correspondent by the 8tate'o Attorney, Henry Poge, Esq., of Princess Anno, are substantially as followee : Wm. Taylor, a notorious character, of Somerset county, who has served ton or twelve years in the Maryland Stale penitentiary lor the murder of a Mr.' Lan doa in this county, hat been roving "where he listeth" for a year or two, hie sentence of eigh teen yeare having been remitted hy Governor Bowie. On Wednesday last he met Alfred Hitch, who lived at or near a place called "Hell's Kitchen," not far from tha seat of the tragedy. Taylor and Hitch engaged in eotne playful trials of strength without provokinguny bard thoughts upon either side, so far as was observable by the by-standers. After this tilt or friendly ren counter the two men separated, Taylor starting off up the railroad with his axe upon his shoul der, followed by Hitch and a Mr. Fleming, who were apparently unconscious of any malevolence os Taylor's part. After Taylor had proceeded fifty yards in ad vance of the two men he turned around and ob served them taking a like course with himself, and Fleming, (with whom it seems he had had nothing to say,) holding in his hand a short stick of wood ; he thereupon approached the two men, raised aloft kis axe and struck Hitch, the blade of the axe, ten inches upon Ike blade, en tering his person at tbe collar bone, completely severing it, and passing downward until it dis located four ribs from the stcraum, and (topped buried in the lung. "Take that, d—nyou," said Taylor, "and learn how to follow a man up the railroad." The wound was of the most ghastly character, and Dr. R. Dashiell, the physician ia attendance before the coroner's jury, easily in serted his hand in it up to the wrist. Mr. Jus tice Upshur, acting coronar, summoned a jury and held an inquest over tbe dead body on Thursday morning, Mr. Page being pressât to take the testimony of witnesses. The jury ren dered a verdict in accordance with the above facts. Up to the present time of writing the murderer is elill nt large. A reward will prob ably be offered for his apprehension. Bad whisky is assigned as the cause of the affair.— Balt. Sun. Singular Phenomenon. —On Saturday night the Aurora Borealis presented a brilliant and singular appearance. It was in tbe form of a Christian cross, reaching from the horizon in the North to the zenith, and from eazt to west nearly spanning tlie heavens. It was very bright, eveu and symmetrical, aud in tbe exact form of tke cross usually represented as that on which our Saviour was crucified .—Eaeton Journal. Give Himszlv Up. —Ths Princess Anne True Marylander says that William Taylor, eharged with tbe murder of Al. Hitch, oear Eden station, Somerset county, on Wednesday of last week, and who made hie escape at the time, came out of tho woods on Friday last and gave himself up to Mr. James Hillman, who took him to Prin cess Anne and delivered him to Mr. John La mour the jailer, who confined him in prison for examination. Co Tuesday, Messrs. Hynson and Pearce, as trustees, sold at tbe Vosbell House, Chcster'una, Md., the Bieco* property, on Qaéeu street. The house occupied by Mrs. Bisco* was purchased b; her for $1,005 ; tke house opposite woe purchas ed b; Mr. Sewell Hepbron, for $1,000 ; and the church lot and building b; Mr. Wm. D. Burchi nal, fer $325. The contest for the fine bngg; for the benefit of the Presbyterian chnrcb of Elkton, was de cided on Tuesday evening lost. The competi tors were Mr. P. C. Strickland and Ex-Sheriff Thomas. The bngg; was awarded to Mr. Strickland, who railed $326 ; Sheriff Tbomoa' receipt» amounting to $100. bhestertnwn last week, turned oat a show wagon, which cost $1,600. It contains an or gan, which is mode to play by the motion of the vehicle, and is covered with tbe advertising cards of Baltimore merchants,, "at prices rang ing Dom five ta thirty dollars per month." The Ceotreville Observer stairs that In qnence of the illness of Mr. J. West Thompson, Jr., who is suffering from pneumonia, be will not be able to take his seat as a delegate in the Legislature at the opening of the session, and it will ba several weeks before he can attend. Dr. Karsner of Chesapeake City, had an acci dent occur to hie horse while in the stable, eral days since. The horse was eaten at the footlock end around about tbe hoof. It is sup posed to le done by rats. The horse is entirely disabled for road service. The Cecil County School Commissioners have resolved that hereafter aa increase in Teacher's salaries will be allowed when they receive p pile into their schools from other school distric without tbe written consent of the Trustees of tbe respective schools. Geo. Vickers, Esq., ns trustee, sold at Milling ton, Kent County, Md., on Wednesday, tbe brick hotel property in that place, to Mr. James Spear, for $2.365.06. On Thursday, the "Pippin farm," containing 160 acres, to John. A. Miller, for $5,450. coase Corn " " sev Clorer ii cte Geese, The farm of Mr. H. J. Mitchell, near West over Station, Somerset county, containing 76 acres, was sold last week to George 11. Zell for $3,000. Mr. Zell also purbased at the snme time the Bonnet Masson farm, 140 acres, for $2,750. The board of school commissioners of Cecil county organised on the 6th instant by tht elec tion of F. S. Everlst as president, and Rev. John Squier, secretary. The Cheetertewn Trantcript has "returned to its first love" and taken up its aid heading,which ie decidedly prettier than the one it used lait year. Jehu Galbraith for many yeare a teacher in the common schools of Cecil County, died at hie home, in North East, on Thursday morning. J. R. Sheppard and Henry Engle will shoot a pigeon match at Millington, Kent county, about the I8th instant, for $200. In Cecil County, during 1873, there were one hundred and forty-three marriages. The Catholic Fuir, at Elkten was quite suc cessful. Prime Corn, Oats Corn, Corn, Oats, of for ine The CeuiNO Campaign. —In Delaware the coming year will be an important one. In the past there have been dissensions which have weakened our too oonfident Democratic ranks. Already we see signs of an awakening interest in State politics. Oer opponents, weakened by the discovery of glaring fraud perpetrated by so many of their leaders aud appointees, and feel ing their weakness, will put forth a last effort to gain a noble State which has se ofttn refused to accept their doctrines, a State which, Job-like, has held fast its integrity through every trial .—Suitex Journal. A Point Wkll Taken. —The New Yerk I hi ilg Sun very truely and justly observes : "Isn't it worth while to lex every poor man's tea, coffee and tobacoa, in ardor to pay Generel Grant Fifty Thousand Dollars e year instead of Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars, the sum which he agreed to serve for ?" ed of boys' able can fice. the by Items of General News. At Matamorai, Mexico, there was a fight on Thursday uight, "growing out of the political excitement," in which one man was killed and several othars wound ed. Cortina, hnwever, was installed Mayor, Tuesday, withnut any disturbance or resistance ou tho part of the opposition. Several prominent opponents of tha new Mayor crossed to Brownsville, fearing a difficulty, but Matainoras was peaceful, and tba trouble is considered "amicably settled " In 1867 Brazil upened the Amazon to the commerce *f the world, and Peru fol lowed her example in 1868. Thera are now three monthly lines of steamers from Para to Havre, Liverpool and New York. Within twenty-five years Para has raised from nothing to a populous city of 700,000 inhabitanti. A Havana letter says intelligence has reached there that the Edgar Stewart is fitting ont at Baltimore for tke Cuban service. The Tornado has left port, aud it is generally reported that she received orders to pursue the Stewart, and if ahe prove* to be of the same character aa the Virgiuius, not to take her, but to sink her. of of ere Railroad Election. —Tho fallowing officers of tbe Queen Anne's and Kent county, Marylaud, railrsad have been elvoted for tho ensuing year: President, Lloyd Tilgluuan ; Tress., Mordecai Prie*; Directors, Benjaman T. Biggs, Thos. H. Crane, Chav. McCallister, R. Cook Tilgb maa, W. H. Jacobs. At the municipal eieotion in Memphis, on Thursday, John Logue. Republican, was elected Mayor by about 800 majority. Ths other Republican oandidates were eleuted hy smaller majorities. In some of tbs wards not mors than half the register ed whites voted. A terrific wind storm began at Cimar ron, New Mexico, on Friday tnoroi*g and continued on Saturday. A stage coach going south was blown ever, and two of the passengers were seriously injured. Tbe telegraph lines ware badly damaged. A Handsome Gift. —Isaiah V. William son, Esq , a retired merobant of Philadel phia, has given to the Mercantile Library Company, of that city, property valued at 050.000, to bs invested and applied to ths purchase af bsoks. Right. —Governor Kemper, of Vir ginia, has declined the present of a fine pair of horses and a carriage which his admiring friands desired te present him. Gen. Grant would net have done so. A severe snow storm prevailed at Salt Lake City and northward through Mon tana on Saturday. It has raged for twen ty-four hours. There was a fog at Boston on Saturday evening ao dsnss that ebjeots oould not be discerned beyond a distance sf forty yards. A party of roughs attacked ths Hunt ingdon (Pa.) Journal office Saturday night, but the editor and his foroe kieked them ont. Tbe schooner Elba, from Coos Bay fer San Franoiaco, is reported lost with all on board. The number lost Is not stated. It ia said that fifty-two ex-Confederate officials oeoupy seats in tbe. Hons* of Rep resentatives. John de Ford, a native of Maryland, died recently in Carroll oounty, Ohio, aged 105 yeare. The public debt has increased (8,158, 272 daring tbe peat menth. A Lot ble of for on eri' ing At 2 all be The Comptroller of the Currency, hew notified tbe National banks to report their condition et tbe clone of buciuess ob De cember 26th, TM1C SIS RKBTS, MIDDLETOWN DRAIN MARKET ir*mT in ». T. XYAMS. Wheat, new. Corn old Yellow, " new " new While.. $1 70 70 cts. 70cts. 70 old 70 cts. Oats.. Timothy Seed Clorer 11 Beans. 45 4 5» 7 00 125 MIDDLETOWN PRODUCE MARKET. CORRBCTSD WKEKLY BT S. M. REYNOLDS. Eggt.. Butter.. Lard. Dressed Pork. Potatoes,. Chickens, dressed Turkeys, dressed. Geese, " Ducks. " . ...22 cts. « doe. 25@S0 cts. nib. .. 9010 " " ...506 " " .69075 9 bus. .:.I0®I»V lb. 10012 ...7@8 10@X1 PHILADELPHIA MARKETS. Prime red wheat. Corn, yellow. Oats ( Pennsylvania) Clnver8ccd. Timothy. $1.7301.75 .78085 ....58 .$6 50 3 00 BALTIMORE MARKETS. Wheat, good to amber Corn, white. Corn, yellow. Oats, Southern. Rje. .$1 7201 92 77080 . 76080 52054 90098 'Business locals. S. M. Reynolds has received a new auortment of Tea Sets, Meat Dishe , covered and uncovered Vegetable Dishes, Dinner, Ten and Breakfast Plates, Celery Glasses, Goblets, Tumblers, he., for tlic approaching Holidays. Call and exam ine them. Labels for books, packages, boxes, Ac., print ed on line ftumiucd paper, can be bad at the office of tbe Traxsobipt. A lnrge »lock of Buck, Dog and Sheepskin Gloves and Gauntlets for gents', ladies' and boys' wear, at S. M. REYNOLDS'. 500 YARDS BEST PRINTS in remnants, suit able for quille, at 19 cents per yard, at S. M. REYNOLDS'. Judgment Bonds,Notes and other Legal Blanks can be had on npplioation at tbe Transcript Of fice. 1000 lbs. of Peterson's Buckwheat, the best la the market, fur sals by 8. M. REYNOLDS. Busincss Cards, Latter and Bill Heads printed at tbe Transcript office as neatly and cheaply as'can be done elsewhere. are For all kinds of job printing go to the Tran script Office. Highest cash price paid for ail kinds of grain, by FOARD A COMEGYS. Just received, a fresh supply of Buckwheat Flour, Hines Meat. Raisins, Citron, Currants, Dried Apples, Peaches and Lemons, nt S. M. REYNOLDS'. $ïm ^Uccrtiscmcnts. A FEW HEAD OF CATTLE WILL BE TAKEN TO WIITTEB, By JOHN A. JONES. Wheatland, Jan. 10, 1874-2t DIVIDEND NOTICE. New Castle Count; National Bank of Odern, 7 Januar; 7lh, 1874. / The Directors have this da; declared a dividend of FIVE PER CENT, for the past six months, dear of all Taxes, pa;able on and after the 14th J. L. GIBSON, iuet. Jan 10-3w. Cashier. DIVIDEND NOTICE. Citiscns' National Bank, \ Middletown, Del., Januar; Ctli, 7874. f The Directors hare this day declared a Divi dend of FOUR FER CENT, out of the earnings of the Inet six months, payable to the Stockhbld ere on and after the 15th Inst. Jan 10-8W. J. B. HALL, Cashier. A VALUABLE PROPERTY ON MAIN STREET, MIDDLETOWN, Lot 60 x 150 feet. Good dwelling and store, sta ble and curringe-bouse. Excellent garden. Good water. Central location. Will Le fiold a bar J. T. BUDD, Real Estate Agent. gain upon easy terms. Jan 10-4t. $2500 JL YEAB Made with our splendid COMBINATION PROS PECTUS. It represents sample pages and lt;le of binding of 50 intensely interesting and useful beaks that SELL in every family. Beat thing ever tried by Caiwaneri. Agents Wanted to lus a permanent business an these works. Send $1.50 for Prospectus, ths only outfit needed, choose territory and commence at ones. Far Illustrated Circulars and Liberal Terms, address POTTER A CO., Pub«., Phils., Pa. JOHN E. Jnl0-4t ATTENTION, FARMERS. C APt. Joseph M. Barr, of Chestertown. Md., will addfess the farmers aad other citizens ofSt. Georges and Appoqutnimink Hundreds IN THE TOWN HALL, MIDDLETOWN, Thursday Afternoon next, (Jan. 15,) on the rise and progress, and object of theAVrm eri' Orange movement. A cordial invitatioa ii extended to ths citixens of Delaware and adjoin ing counties of Maryland to be present. Free admittance to all. Jan 10—It. BY AUTHORITY. PUBLIC SALE, Tha undersigned, intending to quit forming, will sell at Public Sale, at bis residence near Wil son's Corner, on ths road leading from Town send to Sassaft-is, ON MONDAY, JANUARY 12,1873, At 10 o'clock, A. M., hlrentire stock and form ing utensils, consisting af 1 good road and form Mare, 3 good Mules, 9 years old ; FIVE MILCH COWS, 2 with calves by their sides ; 3 Heifer», 2 years old ; 1 Bull, 2 year* old, Dnrham stock ; 1 Mar ket Wegon, IGarriage and Harness, 1 Farta Wa gon and Harness, 1 Corn Sheller, Plows, Har rows, Cultivators, Shovels, Hoes, Forks, Plow Gears, Double nod Single Trees, 1000 bundles of Blades, more or lees ; lot of ooarse Fodder, to bo fed on the place. TERMS —All sums of $10 and under, cash ; all over that amount a credit of 10 months will be given, by purchaser giving a bankable not* with approved endorser. Jan 321* RICHARD M. JOHNSON.