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EDWARD REYNOLDS, Editob. MIDDLETOWN, DEL. SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 1, 1876. DEMOCRATIC NOMINATIONS. FOB PRESIDENT, SAMUEL J. TILDEN. Of New York. FOR V1CK-PRF81 DENT, THOMAS A. HENDRICKS, Of Indiana. FOR SHERIFF, ISAAC GRUBB. FOR CORONER, DAVID C. ROSE. Each of the great parties having se lected ita candidates for the offices of President and Vice President, the cam paign may now be considered as fairly begun. The tickets with the platforms declarations of principles before the people, and it is for them to choose between them. The Republi are now or party have placed at the head of their ticket a gentleman whose only claim to prominence and is that he has twice been a successful candidate for the office of Governor cf Ohio and once for Congress, and that as he was successful in these instances they argue that he is a strong candidate and therefore a proper man to vote for for President. This availability,judg ing from all that is said in his favor by even his most ardent partisans, seems to be the sum total of the qualifications of the Republican candidate for the Presidency, for the high office to which it is sought to elevate him. Beyond tbia and the fact that he was a soldier in the oivil war, Governor Hayes is un known in the history of the times Mr Wheeler, their candidate for the Vice Presidency, is somewhat better known to the national pnblio as having been the author of the celebrated " Wheeler Compromise" adopted by Congress for the purpose of settling the political dif ficulty between the rival governors and legislatures of Louisiana a few years sinoe. These are the statesmen for whom the Republican party ask the snffrages of the people. On the other hand the Democratic Convention has selected as the candi dates of the party at the coming elec tion gentlemen whose reputation for in tellectual ability and statesmanship is as extensive as the boundaries of the country and whose character for in tegrity and patriotism is irreproachable. Mr. Tilden as governor of the great State of New York with its population of four and a-half millions, has, by his impartial administration of justice and prompt prosecution of corruption and malfeasance in office wherever found, without regard to person or party, and by his uncompromising hostility to thievish rings and cliques, gained a reputation for honesty and executive ability which places him in the first rank of American statesmen, while his oan Id the New Hampshire House of Delegates a bill providing that women be allowed to vote at Presidential elec tions was referred to the Committee on National Affairs, with a recooimeuda lion that it pass. untiring efforts to reform all abuses of whatever nature, has so identified him with the great movement of reform so urgently demanded and so greatly needed in the present day, as to have gained for him a national reputation as the roost thorough reformer of the age. So that all men of whatever political faith who sincerely and earnestly desire a reform of the great abuses under which the country has beeD suffering for nearly a score of years, can readily support without fear of being deceived this great champion of honesty, impar tiality and justice, is an intelligent man or woman in America to-day who in his inmost con science docs not believe that the gov ernment of the country would be per fectly safe and secure from abuse and official corruption in the hands of Saur'l J. Tilden We doubt if there For vice-President the Democracy have nominated Thomas A. Hendricks, of Indiana, whose course, as a member of the United States Sepate during the time of the great national trial, of patri otic devotion to the country and the .dearest rights of the people. Is too well known wherever intelligence and edu cation exist to need comment or re hearsal, while the signal ability and impartiality which be manifested as governor of Indiana so greatly endeared him to the people of that State wHinot regard to party, that he was triumph antly chosen as its chief executive at a tim« when a great and inexcusable blunder of the Démocratie Convention had alienated the staunchest adherents of the party and wheD States which bad always been Démocratie strongholds were allowed to cast their electoral vote for the Republican nominee Mr. Hen drick's title to Statesmanship and purity of character cannot be disputed or gain said These are tbe tickets as submitted to the people by the two great National political parties. The oue composed of men who, however honest or pure their character (and against their personal characters it is not our purpose to say a word) have never attained to the first, or even a high, rank of American atatesman, who have no national reputa tion and are acknowledged to be of hut medium ability : the other, of men of a world-wide reputation for executive j ability and statesmanship, identified practically with and pledged to ad minis- j trative and governmental reform. Let the people choose which they will take j "It is Doted as a somewhat carious political fact that Henry Clay and John C. Fremont, while defeated in their Presidential campaigns, each had ma jorities over 'their competitors in the popular vote—Clay of 24,110 over Polk, and Fremont 377,629 over BuchananJ' We clipped the above from the Com mercial aod presume it got it from some other paper. It needs a small amount of chauging to make it correct. In the first place, Henry Clay and JohD C. Fremont did not receive majorities over their competitors in the popular vote. On the contrary, it was just the reverse. Mr. Polk had a very decided majority in the popular ai well as electoral vote, and Mr. Fremont's vote fell far short of Mr. Buchanan's. In the former con test (1844) Mr. Polk received 1,329, Ô13 votes; Mr. Clay, 1,231,643, and James Birney, (Abolitionist) 66,304. Polk's majority over Clay was 97.370, and over Clay and Birney, both, 31, 066. In 1856 Mr. Buchanan received 1,834,337 votes and Mr Fremont, 1,341,812 So that the latter, instead of having a majority of 377,629 of the popular vote over Mr. Buchanan wag 492,525 behind him. Millard Fillmore, however, received 873,055, aud these added to Fremont's will make a major ity of 380,570 against Buchanan. He the popular vote, a minority So, also, was Taylor in was, on candidate 1848, and Lincoln in 1860, the latter being nearly a million votes behind his A curious fact in this lat opponents. ter contest is that Stephen A. Douglass, who received nearly a million and a half of votes, being the next highest to Mr. Lincoln, was the lowest on the list in the electoral college, he only receiving 12 votes, while John Bell, who reoeived but little over half a million of the pop ular vote, had 39 electoral votes. Hon. W. A. Wheeler returned to hia home at Malone, N Y., on Tburs day last, aod had a most enthusiastic reception from his friends and neigh hors. He made a brief speech, ex pressing gratitude for their kindness and support, bat containing no political allusion. Death of Bishop Cummins —The Right Rev. George D. Cummins, D. D. presiding bishop of the Reformed Episcopal church, died suddenly at his residence, Lutherville, Baltimore coun ty, Md., on Monday afternoon He had been sick a day or two of a cold, and early on the afternoon of his death complained of feeling badly and a phy sician was summoned but he grew worse very rapidly and died at 2:15. The Baltimore Sun gives the following sketch of the life and services of the deceased bishop: Bishop Cummins was born at Smyrna, Del., December 11, 1822. After graduating with honor at Diokison Col lege he became a preacher in the Meth odist Church. In 1845 he joined the Episcopal Cbnrch, and was ordained by Bishop Lee, of Del. In 1847 he be came a presbyter. Between 1847 and 1868 he had charge consecutively of Christ Church, Norfolk ; St. James's Church, Richmond ; Trinity Church, Washington ; St. Peter's Church, of this city, and Trinity Church, Chicago. In 1868 be was elected assistant bishop of Kentucky. November 10, 1873, he addressed a letter to Bishop Smith announcing his intention of withdrawal from the Episcopal Church. On Dec., 2, 1873, in response to a call issued by him there was a meetiDg held in New York which constituted the first council of the Reformed Episcopal Church. In less than three years the church which he founded has extended into nearly every State, and iD this city alone com prises three congregations. Bishop Cummin's first churoh connection in this city was as assistant pastor of old Christ Church,Gay and Fayette streets, the Rev. H. V. D. Johns then (1846) being rector. His ministry was a won derful one. Wherever he went such congregations follow him as overcrowd ed the capacity of his churches. While rector of Trinity Church, Washington, his congregation was composed of the representative talent of the nation, and his pulpit was the centre of attraction to thousands of people On taking charge of old St. Peter's in this city he found the church languishing, its pews va cated, its congregation scattered, its spirit broken, and in one year or less it rose to a condition of prosperity aud strength almost beyond precedent.— His recent connection with the reform movement in the Protestant Episcopal Church is well known The bishop had not been in good health for several days past, having taken a severe cold on the bowels,though his demise was not anticipated by his wile or family or surrouudings until within a very short time of dissolution He preached in Baltimore at BethaDy Independent Methodist Church on Sun day, June 18th, morning and evening, speaking especially in disapproval of over-adornment aud embellishment of churches, and losing sight of the essen tials of true religion His thoughts were with the church #f which 1)o was the founder till the last. On being asked, just before his death, if he had anything to say, he re plied "Yell the people of my church to forward." These were his last g° words . for the Middletown Transcript. Extracts from tbe British Poets. No. 1. THE BUSY FLEA. "The wicked flea (when no man pursueth )'•' —Prov. 28 , 1 . How doth the little busy flea Improve each fleeting hour, PWe-botomizing night and day At every ope'ning pore._ How skillfully he bills his 'sei How neat they fit each crack, And la -bores hard to bore them well For the rich blood he takes. To works of la-iore or of skill, Let me flee quickly to, Lest satin find some mischief still My lips and hands to do. In works of garments 'queer-stitched ways. Let our first bunts be passed, That we may have, each coming day, Some blood to count flea-fast. Then will no Puiez irritans Ur single Phle-bit-us, Or any Phle -bographic plans Require to b# dis -cussed. June, 1876. The Odessa Bard. The Democratic Convention. THE TWO-THIRDS RILE. SAM'L J. TILDEN for President. Tlioa. A. Hendricks for Vice-President. THE PLATFORM. HARD MUNEY AND HOME RULE. CIVIL SERVICE REFORM. The National Democratic Convention assembled in (he hall of the Chamber of Commerce, at St. Louis, on Tuesday at noon, and was called to order by Hon. Augustus Schell, of New York, chair of the National Executive Commit man tee, who in stating the objects of the convention said that its purpose was to nominate candidates for the presidency and vice-presidency, whose election shall change the government, overthrow ruption, and produce the administrative reforms demanded by the people. He spoke of the democratic party as the party of hard money from the begin ning, and said that the acts authorizing paper money and making it legal-tender were the work of republican Congresses. The remedy for our financial troubles, he contended, was neither rapid**eon traction nor increased currency. He held that the repeal of the resumption act and the assumption of the reins of government by the democratic party, with its policy of economy aDd sound finance, would bring about specie pay ments speedily. In closing he nomi nated HeDry Watterson, of Kentucky, (editor of the Louisville Courier-Jour na),) for temporary chairman, which was unanimously agreed to. On taking the chair, Mr. Watterson addressed the convention as follows: cor j i the Convention, with a vice-president from each State. »» /-ii i . , . j Gen. McClernand took the chair and addressed the Convention, arraigning the Republican party for nialadminis tration, charging them with being the . - 4 ® ® . j . . , ® . enemies of true union, and with haying imposed, through centralism and cor ruption "upon ten of the Southern Slates ,i,. . r .™ of oorp«t.b« g rule and since the de daration ot peace in 1865 have added two hundred mil ; lions of dollars to their debts." He |l „ i ,.t.j I charged that they had debauched the federal government itself, and now : this party with "a record of b orrjble i inc opacity, venality, waste. fr,ud." j which it was powerless to prevent : ; pledges itself to a reform of which it is incapable. So it pledged itself to specie j j payments civi' service reform, and 1 many other improvements, none of j which it has ever accomplished, and as j it Was with those SO jt will be with I Gentlemen of Ihe Convention —We are called together to determine by our wisdom whether honest government administered by honest men shall be restored to the American people to decide by our folly that it is the destiny of this country to pursue an endless ever re volving circle of partisan passion and cor ruption until, with loss of our material well being, we lose the poor man's last hope, civil liberty itself. Every citizen of the republic, be he of one party or the other, feels and has felt for many a day the depressing influence of what are called hard times. We look about nnd'we see neglected fields and vacant houses, the factories closed, the furnace door is shut, there are myriads of idle hands, the happy activity of prosperous life is nowhere to be found; loyalists fatten while honest men starve; empty the mart and shipless the bay. Wbat is it that has wrought so great a change in a land that under the rule of an intelli gent and progressiveconstitntionai party rose within a half century from the condition of a buddle of petty and squalid provincial sov ereignties to .foremost place among the na tions of the earth? The reason of men must answer partisan misrule and sectional misdirection. The Re publicans, my friends, are not alone respon sible; with them rests the disgraces, with us the follies. These twin agents of national mischance working under the miserable rule of centuries have set the people of the North and South aside, and have supplied sustenance to corruption. They bave disturbed values, they have unsettled prices, they have made onr whole financial system a cheat and a snare. They have driven the best elements of political society into exile, and have organ ized charlatanism into a sort of public polity enabling the rogue to get a cheap advantage of hie dupe, and sacrificing every popular in terest to the lust of that oligarchy which has become so encrusted with power as to be lieve itself entitled to rule by the sheer force of its wrong doing. So much let us set down to the convenient pretext of war, so much to the long account of damages between North and South. It is for you to say whether the same con conflict, with consequences multiplied and magnified, shall by any act of yours be in augurated between East and West. I shall not undertake on an occasion of this kind and in a presence so imposing, to enforce the the familiar lesson of mutual forbearance. No body doubts our capacity to make battle among ourselves, entreating jou to direct your energies to the common enemy. I ask indulgence only on my own behalf. You have called me to a place not merely of dis tinction bnt of difficulty ; to a place which requires the best training of a better man than I am. In taking it I trust to your con fidence aDd good nature and heart, incapable of an unmanly or unfair act. The worb before us should relate to ideas rather than to individuals. It is the issue, not the man, that should en We have come here to make the or us gage us. people's, not our fight, for free no less than for honest government; for the reform of the public service and the regeneration of public morals ; for administrative relief from ad ministrative nihilism, embraced in the simple creed of 'home rule. Reduce taxes, and a living chance for the South as well ns North, for both the East and west, if anything,comes of onr proceeding. It must spring from the spirit of association and fellowship. When warned, the followers of Andrew Jackson and Silas Wright, of Henry Clay and Daniel Webster, met together on common ground at last to wrest the government of their fathers from the clutch of rings, robbers, federal, State end municipal, aud who mean to ex tirpate these wherever they are found, and whether they be Republican or Democrat. The points of the speech were em phasized by frequent applause. At its conclusion be introduced Rev. Mr. Marvin, who offered prayer. The rules of the last Democratic Con vention, which n:et in Baltimore in 1872, including the two-thirds rule, were adopted without much opposition The delegates Dot» the National Woman's Suffrage Association, asking a hearing of their cause, were admitted, and Miss Phoebe Cozzens made an ad dress, and offered a resolution, the tenor of which she asked to have in corporated in the platform, in favor of Female Suffrage. The young lady was listened to with respectful attention and at the close of her address her resolu tion was referred to the committee on resolutions. The Convention then, at 2 o'clock, took a reeess till 5 p. m. PERMANENT ORGANIZATION. Qn reassembling, the pommittee op permanent organization made their re port, nominating General John A. ftje Clornand, of Illinois, for president of these promisee,—they are only made to be broken. The Convention then adjourned till next morning. SECOND DAY. The Convention assembled at 11 A M., and was opened with prayer by Rev. Father Brady, of St. Louis — Robt. M .;McLane, of Baltimore, moved that the convention proceed to ballot for candidates. This was opposed by Mr. Wood, of Mo., because the com mittee on resolutions had not yet re ported and be did not think it advisable to nominate the candidates before the platform was adopted. After mere dis cussion a recess was taken till 2 p m. During the recess several gentlemen called to the stage aud delivered were short addresses Among these were ex-Senator Doolittle, of Wisconsin, who spoke of his former connection with the Republican party, which had given him insight to its true character. He said it was a war party and had been 1861—not only during, but the close of the war: that it an so since since had usurped power, trampled the con stitution and the rights of the people under foot, squandered their money and been guilty of the worst corruptions.— As they had done they would continue to do : the nomination of Hayes & Wheeler indicated no change in the spirit of the party, but that the same vindictiveness and usurpations would be continued. Hon. B. Gratz Brown was called to give the views of the Liberals. He promised that they wonld be found in the forefront of the coming fight. They want reform aDd relief and hoped the convention would put forth a platform and candidates that would embrace tho'se ideas. Addresses were also made by Mr. Breckinridge, of Ky ., and Mr. Wallace, of Penna. On the reassembling of the conven tion at 2.15, the committee on resolu tions reported the following as THE PLATFORM : We, the delegates of the Democratic party of the United States in national convention assembled, do hereby declare the administra tion of the federal government to be in urgent need of immediate reform ; do hereby enjoin upon the nominees of this convention and of the Democratic party in each State a zealous effort and co-operation to this end, and do hereby appeal to our fellow-citizens of every former political connection to undertake with us this first and most pressing patriotic duty for the Democracy of the whole country. We do here reaffirm our faith in the permanency of the Federal Union, our devotion to the constitution of the United States, with its amendments, universally accepted as a final settlement of the controversies that engen dered the civil war, and do here record our steadfast confidence in the perpetuity of Re publican self-government; in absolute acqui escence in the will of the majority, the vital principle of republics; in the supremacy of the civic over the military authority, in the total separation of church and State for the sake alike of civil and religious freedom, in the equality of all citizens before just laws of their own enactment; iu the liberty of indi vidual conduct unvexed by sumptuary laws; in the faithful education of the rising genera tion that they may preserve, enjoy and trans mit these best conditions of human happiness and hope, we behold the noblest products of a hundred years of changeful histhry ; but while upholding the bond of our Union and the great character of these, onr rights, it be hooves a free people to practice also the eter nal vigilance which is the price of liberty. Reform is necessary to rebuild and estab lish in the hearts of the whole people of the Union eleven years ago happily rescued from the dangers of a secession of States, but now to be saved from a corrupt centralism which, after inflicting upon ten States the rapacity of carpet-bag tyrannies, has honeycombed the offices of the federal government itself with incapacity, waste and fraud, infected States and municipalities with the contagion of mis rule, and locked fast the prosperity of an in dustrious people in the paralysis oftmrd times. Reform is necessary to establish a sound cur rency, restore the public credit and maintain the national honor. We denounce the failure for all these eleven years to make good the promises of the legal-tender notes, which are a changing standard of vaine in the bands of the people, and the non-payment of which is a disregard of the plighted faith of the nation. We denounce the improvidence which in eleven years of peace has taken from the peo ple in federal taxes thirteeu times the whole amount of the legal-tender notes, and squan dered four times this sum in useless expense without accumulating any revenue for their redemption. We denounce the fi nancial imbecility and immorality of that party which during eleven years of peace has made no advauce toward resumption; that in stead has obstructed resumption by wasting our resources and exhausting all our surplus income, and while annually professing to in tend a speedy return to specie payments has annually enacted fresh hindrances thereto; as such a hindrance we denounce the resumption clause of the act of 1875, aud we here demand its repeal. We demand a judicious system of preparation by public economies, by official retrenchments, and by wise finance which shall enable the nation soon to assure the whole world ofits perfect ability and its per fect readiness to meet any of its promises at the call of the creditor entitled to payment. We believe such a system, well devised, and above all entrusted to competent hands for execution, creating at no time an artificial scarcity of currency, and at no time alarming the public mind into a withdrawal of that vaster machinery of credit by which ninety five per cent, of all business transactions are performed. A system open, public and in spiring general confidence wonld from the day of its adoption bring healiug on its wings to all our harassed industry, nud set in motion the wheels of commerce, manufactures and the mechanical arts, restore employment to labor and renew in all its natural force the prosperity of the people. Reform is necessary in the form and mode of federal taxation, to the end that capital may be set free from distrust and labor lightly burdened. We denounce the present tariff levied upon nearly four thousand arti cles as a master-piece of injustice, inequality and false pretense. It yields a dwiudling not a yearly rising revenue. It has impoverished many industries to subsidize a few. It pro hibits imports that might purchase the pro ducts of American labor. It has degraded American commerce from the first to au in ferior raqk upon the high seas. It has cut down the sales of American manufactures at home and abroad, and depleted the returns of American agriculture and industry, fol lowed by half of our people. It costs the people five times more than it produces to the treasury, obstructs the processes of produc tion and wastes the fruits of labor. It pro motes fraud and fosters smuggling, enriches dishonest officials and bankrupts honest mer chants. We demand that all custom house taxation shall be only for revenue Reform is necessary in the scale of public expense—federal, State and municipal. Our federal taxation has swollen from $60,000,000 gold iu 1860 to $450,009,000 currency jq 1870. Our aggregate taxation from $154, 000,000 gold in 1860 to $730,900,0Q0 cur reqey in 1870 ; or in one decade from less tbap fiyç dollars per bead to more than eigh teen dollars per head, Since the peace tfie people have paid to their tax gatherers more thaQ «Wee the sum of the national debt and more than twice that sum for the federal gov ernment aIone . We demand a vigorous fru gality in every department and from every officer of the government, Reform is necessary to put a stop to the profligate wastp of the public lands aua their ^version from actual settipra fly tfle pafty ip powpr, which has squandered two pandred millions of acres upon railroads alone,and out so jj Reform is necessary to correct the omissions of the republican Congress and the errors of our treaties and our diplomacy which I have stripped our fellow-citizens of foreign birth a J ' kindrcd raee recr0 3 äing the Atlantic : o( the shield of American citizenship,and have exposed our brethren of the Pacific coast to the incursions of. race not sprung from the îawdS chizeLÏthroÏih nlmrXtioi as being neither accustomed to the traditions of a progressive civilization nor exercised in i'^Vènonnc^ThV poHcy which thus dia-' the ijberty-loving German and tolerates the revival of the coolie trade in Mongolian women imported for immoral purposes and Mongolian men hired to perform servile labor contracts, and we demand such modification of the treaty with the Chinese empire, or such legislation by Congress, within a constitution al limitation, as shall prevent the further im migration of the Mongolian race. Reform is necessary, and can never be ef fected but by making it the controlling issue of the elections and lifting it above the two false issues with which the office-holding class and the party in power seek to smother it. We denounce the false issue with which they would enkindle sectarian strife in respect to ihe public schools, of which the establish ment and support belongs exclusively to the several States,and which the democratic party has cherished from their foundation, and re solved to maintain without partiality or pre ference for aoy class, sect or creed, and with out contributing from the treasury to any false issue by which they seek to light anew the dying embers of sectional hate between kin dred peoples once unnaturally estranged, but reunited in oue indivisible republic and now a common destiny. Reform is necessary in the civil service. Experience proves that efficient, economical conduct of.the governmental business is cot possible if its civil service be subject to change at every election ; be a prize fought for by ballots; be a reward of partisanship, instead of posts of honor assigned for proved compe tency, and held for fidelity in public employ ; that the dispensing of patronage should neither be a tax upon the time of all our pub lic men nor the instrument of their ambition. Here again professions falsified iu the perform ance uttest that the party in power can work out no practical or salutary reform. Reform is necessary even more in the higher grades of public service. President, Vice-President,Judges, Senators, Representatives. Cabinet officers, these and all others in authority are the people's servants. These offices are not a private perquisite; they are a public trust. When the annals of this republic show the disgrace and censure of a Vice-President, a late Speaker of the House of Representatives marke'ing his rulings as a presiding officer, three Senators profiting secretly by their votes as law-makers, five chairmen of leading com mittees of Ihe late House of Representatives exposed in jobbery, a late Secretary of the Treasury forcing the balance in the public accounts, a late Attorney General misappro priating public funds, a Secretary of the Navy enriched or enriching friends by per centages levied off the profits of contractors with his department, an embassador to Eng land censured in a dishonorable speculation, the President's private secretary barely escap ing conviction upon trial for guilty complic ity in frauds upon the revenue, a Secretary of War impeached for high crimes and con fessed misdemeanors, the demonstration is complete that the first step in reform must be the people's choice of honest men from another party, lest the disease of one political Organization infect the body politic, and thereby making no change of men or party, we can get no chance of measures and no re form. All these abuses, wrongs and crimes, the prodnet of sixteen years' ascendancy of the Republican party,create a necessity for reform confessed by Republicans themselves, but their reformers are voted down in conven tion and displaced from Cabinet ; the party's mass of honest voters is powerless to resist the 80,000 office-holders, its leaders and guides. Reform can only be had by a peace ful civic revolution. We demand a change of administration, a change of parties, that we may have a change of measures and of to 82. Til . „ f ul ys°" innen u. sylvama-Huncock^58 !°. Maryland— Tilden 11 , Hendricks 3, Hqu, "J* 2. n °upnnicks 4 * Hancock 5 Bavard ^aenj Ä Q llIden 14 > He » ancKS a - total. Hendricks, 133] Hancock, Parker, Bayard, men. The reading was frequently inter Tbe denuucia rupted by applause, tion of the resumption and the demand for its repeal was received with especial favor. CONFUSION. Considerable confusion and disorder which the chairman was unable to quell, followed the reading of the resolutions, account of a minority report offered by Mr. Ewing, of Ohio, submitting a substitute for the anti-resumption clause which he declared was not strong enough to suit the West. Finally a vote was obtained and the majority report was sustained by a vote of 557 ou NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES. On motion of R. M. McLane the roll of States was then called for the nomi nation of candidates for the presidency. When Delaware was called Col. Whiteley stepped upon the platform and presented the name of Hon. Thos. F. Bayard whom he eulogized iu glow ing terms as a statesman, a gentleman and a true hearted Democrat (The nomination was received with cheeri and applause.) Mr. Williams, of In diana, nominated Hon. Thos A. Hen dricks, (great applause) declaring that with him the democrats could carry In diana by 20,000 majority. Messrs. Fuller, of 111 , and Campbell, of Tenu, seconded Gov Hendrick's nomination. Mr. Abbett, of New Jersey, present ed in an eloquent speech, the name of cx-Governor Joel Parker, of that State. The call of New York created great excitement Senator Kernan expressed his sympathy for the gentlemen already named and his admiration for their exalted characters but he urged the nom ination of Gov. Samuel J. Tilden, of New York, assuring success with him as the candidate, in the coming con test. The nomination of Gov. Tilden was received with tremendous cheering and applause. KELLEY TO THE FRONT. John Kelly, of N, Y., now came forward to address the convention. An attempt was made to hiss him down, which caused much noise aud confusion. Some one made a point that he was out of order unless be was going to seooud Tilden's nomination. Mr. Keman, of New York, and others urged the re spectful hearing of Mr. John Kelley and he was finally allowed to proceed. This he did with a vengeance, urging the nomination of a Western man ; that such action would secure Indiana and Ohio in October, upon which depended the success of the election in Novem ber. MORE CANDIDATES. Mr Ewing, of Ohio, presented the name of ex-Gov. Wm. Allen. Mr. Clymer of Penn., in a strong speech nominated Gen. W. S. Han cock Mr Doolittle spoke in favor of Gov. Hendricks because he believed it was necessary to carry Indiana in October The ballotting for a candidate for president was next proceeded with, under a call of the States, with the fol lowing result : FIRST RALLOT. New York-rTiiden 70. Massachusetts Tilden 26. Illinois— Tilden 19, Hendricks 23, California.— Tilden 12. Maine— Tilden 14.— Arkansas— Tilden 12. Colorado—Hendricks 6. Connecticut— Tilden 12. Alabama— Til den 13, Hendricks 5, Hancock 2. Iowa— Tilden 14, Hendricks 6, Hancock 2. Indiana —Hendricks 30. Kansas—Hendricks 10.— Georgia— Tilden 5, Hancock 2, Bayard 16.— Virginia— Tilden 17, Hendricks 1, Bayard 4. New Hampshire— Tilden 10. West Virginia —Allen 10. New Jersey—Parker J8. Texas -^-Tilden 10), Hendricks 2), Hancock 2, Bay ard 1. Vermont— Tilden 10. Sooth Caro lina— Tilden 14. Rhode Island— Tilden 8. Missouri— Tilden 2, Hendricks 7, Allen 2, Broadhead 19. Wisconsin— Tilden 19, Hen dricks 1. Delaware—Bayard 6. Tennessee —Hendricks 24. Mississippi— Tilden 16.— Louisiana— Tilden 9, Hancock 5, Bayard 2. Ohio—Allen 44. Penn Minnesota— Tilden 18 31 that not eter 56 Allen, Broad head. 19 SECOND BALLOT. The vote on the second ballot was Ï38. — Necessary to a choice 492. Tilden had 535, Hendricks CO, Allen 54, Parker 18, Hancock 59, Bayard 11, Thurman 22. ' Many of the States changed their votes before the ballot was announced, among them Delaware which went solid to Tilden. Without waiting for the announcement the convention arose and gave loud and tumultuous cheers, keep ing it up some ten minutes aad com pletely drowning the music of the band, At length order was restored and on motion of Pennsylvania, seconded by Indiana, tiov. Tilden's nomination was made unanimous, then adjourned fill next day. THIRD DAY. The convention opened with prayer by Bishop BobertsoD, of the P E. Church, at 10.20 A. M , aDd proceed ed at once to the nomination of a can didate for Vice-President. But one name was mentioned. The convention was unanimous iu its demand for Hon. Thomas A. Hendricks, of Indiana, as the candidate for Vice-President, and though some hesitation was caused through fear that be would not accept, all opposition was overruled and with One united voice the convention declared him its unanimous choice. NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE. The national committee of the party was then appointed, consisting of oue member from each State. The mem bers for Delaware and Maryland are Robinson Hickman, of the former, and Outerbridge Horsey, of the latter State. The usual committee of the president of the convention and one delegate from each State was appointed to notify Messrs. Tilden and Hendricks of their nomination an such out to in and yet nor has tack The convention and of it ally had of ject of tion like to are so like the THE TWO-THIRDS RULE. Mr. Webber offered a resolution re commending to future Democratic Con ventions the abolition of the two-thirds rule as being UDwisc and unnecessary, and that, the States bo requested to in struct their delegates in the future on this question, and that attention be called to this suggestion at the next convention. Adopted. Mr. McMichael offered a resolution pledging individual anil united support of the nominees Adopted. The convention then adjourned. Our New York Letter. New York, June 27, 1876. THE BRYANT TESTIMONIAL. A very graceful act, as well as a pop ular and appropriate one was the formal acknowledgment of the genius of a poet and the high worth of a man at Chick eriug hall on the evening of the 20th. Great men must usually be content with the hope of a posthumous ripening of their fame and the uncertainty of even that is too often the bitterness of souls to whom fame of right belongs. The life of Mr. Win Cullen Bryant presents a beautiful exception to this unjust rule. Length of years has been given him to behold the fruition of his labors and his hopes, and his sheaf though full and golden has not been garnered before he saw the sheaves of bis brethren bow down to it in voluntary and gladly ren dered homage. On the evening above indicated an elegant silver vase was presented to the venerable poet with becoming ceremony and speech The presentation was made by the ciub of which Mr. Bryant is president, but the funds with which it was purchased were contributed from all over the country, and the testimonial is thus a national one. The vase itself is an exquisite specimen of the silver smith's art, richly covered with appro priate subjects drawn from Mr. Bryant's works,its crowning embellishment being a fine medallion bead of the recipient. This masterpiece of American silver smithy was designed and executed in this city, at a cost of §5,000. It will be displayed at the Centennial. DEMORALIZED DEPOSITORS. Another presentation of the week, hardly so pleasant to the donees, how ever, was that of bank books at the oounter of the Dry Dock Savings Bank by depositors who had got panic stricken over some floating rumor aDd started a "run" at once. But the bank is one and this is yet out and the and he of w of the strongest in the country, and after paying out a stream of cash to the amount of nearly §400,000, convinced the majority of its customers that every thing is all right. Although a run is usually rather an unpleasant episode in the life of a bank. I presume the officers will bear the present one with equanimity, inasmuch as the premature withdrawal of funds saves them the payment of interest thereon to the amount of about §5,000, which would have becu due July 1st. The unreasonable action of depositors in this iustance only shows how the wretched record of wild cat savings banks in this city has scared the unfor tunate laboring classes among which all such institutions find their customers, and the fraudulent ones their dupes. and by CORNER STONE RELICS. An old Methodist Church in Greene street has just been torn down to make way for business structures, and on breaking open its corner stone a pewter Lox was found, iu which were contained copies of the prominent newspapers of the day, the very names of which are strange to the new generation. Beside the journalistic relics were numerous others, including the builders'estimate, an account of the corner stone laying, and about one dollar in small coins which in their tight resting place had preserved their brightness through nearly half a century of imprisonment. for they as la FLIGHT OF BUSINESS. Business has left town—probably gone off to get under a tree somewhere and fan itself. And its a well known fact that when the cat's away the mice will play. So with us to kill time aDd keep cool are the two objects in life now. People who have to stay in town feel that its very little use working. Even the hand cart proprietor who sits dozing under the shade of a wall or awning, is disposed to be querulous if waked up on business grounds. The shining half dollar, which a few weeks ago would have brightened him up like a shower bath now excites at most a feeble interest. Even the match ped dlers go for me so languidly as to be comparatively inoffensive, aDd the j youthful vender of " strawber-rees /" ! that whose well developed lungs were wont i he give or ed to at Md., as in cooler weather to disturb my morn ing nap is so much a victim of summer laziness as not to fetch a single howl more'than is necessary to quiet a very easy going oonscienoe. GOSPEL TENT. The present is the second week of the "Gospel Tent" services, a sort of oon tinuation of the Moody and Sankey meetings. The tent is pitched on a vacant lot on sixth avenue, and is well filled daily and nightly. The speakers re present a higher class of intellect than that of the revivalists, but as yet have not worked up any great enthusiasm. Perhaps people think it is hot enough above ground just now without turning their attention to tfie higher thermom eter of a future state. [Written for the Middletown Transcript.] The Centennial Exhibition. Philadelphia, June 24. MATTERS AT PHILADELPHIA. The Centennial may be said to have Id so complete reached its meridian, an undertaking it is natural that a few details should still remain imperfect— such will probably be the case through out its existence, but they are too slight to mar the effect; which is now com plete. The materials are all there and in their places, the machinery, literal and figurative, runs without hitch or impediment, the summer sun has not yet had time to scorch the green lawns, nor the wear and tear of the visitmg thousands to deface the prospect. The ''corroding tooth" of dust and weather has not as yet (airly commenced its at tack upon the beauty of banners and buildings, and the delicate treasures within. Everything is fresh and de lightful and noto is the time to go. RUSSIAN WONDERS. Nothing among the recent arrivals of foreign goods has excited such wonder and admiration as the handiwork of Russia. Politically we have heard much of this country, and have long known it in a general way as great and pro gressive, but I think Americans gener ally have had a vague idea that Russia had hardly yet got up into the line of modern civilization, at-least in arts and manufactures. The present show, how will thoroughly disabuse of such notions such of our people as examine these specimens of her work I cannot, of course, more than allude to this de partment, but before leaving the sub ject must say a word about the Russian gold and silver work, which is the most striking of all their display. The rich ness of this work is hardly less aston ishing than its exquisite delicacy.— Vases, candelabra, services of beaten metal and other rare and quaint articles of use and ornament make up a collec tion worthy of Aladdin's palace. Per haps the finest work in it all is that shown on some cake baskets which look like fine woven osier suddenly turned to gold. Carelessly thrown over these are fringed napkins of wrought silver so delicately perfect as to look precisely like snowy linen. The English and American artificers in the precious metals have heretofore supposed them selves to lead the world, but I thick the Russian exhibit of this year will cause them to take a more modest position. ever. A BLAZE OF JEWELS. The Exposition is rich in jewelers' displays other than that just mentioned, and the showing of precious stODes is simply dazzling. Diamonds, pearls, emeralds, rubies and all the rest of them blaze and glitter on their velvet beds in regal profusion. In a single small case I noted one diamond neck lace marked §25,000, another at §17, 000, and two pairs of solitaire earrings valued at §7.000 and §7,500 respec tively, besides many other jewels of less importance. When a man gets the blues from meditating on hard times it ill do him good to spend an hour in this section of the Main Building — Then in the Mexican department there is that pretty little chuuk of silver weighing something over two tons, and worth §72,000. This is almost always surrounded by an admiring circle, the individuals of which well illustrate the uniform working of average minds. I suppose no man, woman or child has yet approached this big bonanza with out giving it a few taps to hear it ring and then making some jocose remark about "carrying it off in your vest pocket," an observation which never fails to amuse the maker. Almost as interesting a sight as the foregoing is the collection of fac similies of the great gold nuggets of Australia. These are made of plaster, covered with gold leaf and are such perfect imitations as to cause the beholders eyes to start until he learns their true character. The originals of these half dozen tantilizers weighed anywhero from fifty to one huudred pounds and represented a value of—well, never mind what they were worth. We can't any of us, get hold of it, and the whole subject is sheer ag gravation to a poor man like Radix w gferc Sptwtiscmcnk FOR SALE. A BUILDING LOT on the corner of Cass and Lake streets, Middletown, 126 ft. on Cass by 107 ft. on Lake. Apply to A. S. NAUDAIN, Admr. of Mrs. S. E. Naudain, dec'd, jull-lm* Middletown, Del. PEACH BASKETS. 160,000 first-class STAVE Peach Baskets for sale, to all my old customers, and all others needing baskets, at prices lower than they have ever been sold at before, and as low as any manufacturer or agent on the Peninsu la can sell them. Call on or address E. R. COCHRAN, Middletown, Del. jull-5t A. L. LEONARD. General Commission Merchant WANTED, BUTTER, EGGS, COTTON, WOOL, TOBACCO, HIDES, GRAIN. BARK, GREEN AND DRIED FRUIT, &c.,&c. 68 SOUTH Street, BALTIMORE, Mo. t jull-6m ANOTHER VICTORY FOR THE The undersigned would notify the publie that he has taken the above mill, thoroughly overhauled aud repaired it and with a com petent and practical miller feels satisfied that he can give entire satisfaction to all who may give him their patronage. He is prepared to buy grain at market rates or to store it for farmers, having lately erect ed bins for that purpose. Will deliver Flour to the citiaens of Middletown and Odessa, or at any reasonable distances in the vicinity. Prompt attention given to Grist Work so that people bringing grain to the mill to be ground will have but a short time to wait. jnll-3m Warrior CmM Mower and Dropper Manufactured at Little Falls, N. Y. —FOR SALE BY— W. E. JANVIER, Agent, At DELAWARE CITY, DEL. At the trial in the field on the farm of Mr. Jones, one-half mile below Cecilton, Cecil co., Md., Saturday, June 24th, 1876, the Judges gave their decision in fiver of the 'Warrior' as the best Combined Mower and Dropper there. jull-tf Willow Grove Mill, LATE DRUMMOND'S. J, B. FEN1MORE. CENTENNIAL ERA. 1876 SPRING TBÂDE. 1876 S. M. REYNOLDS Wholesale and Bétail Dealer, INVITES THE ATTENTION OF THE PUB LTC TO THE Magnificent Display —OF— EUROPEAN AND AMEBIGAN Dry Goods, Carpetings, Notions, &fc., $C. Secured for our Immense Sales at tlie LOWEST CASH PRICES. Full lines or STAPLE COT TOSS and WOOLENS In assort ment unsurpassed by any house on the Peninsula. A Beautiful Stock of British, French, and American Dress Goods, carefully selected and adapted to the wants of the Trade. Muslins at Jobbers' prices, by the Piece. PBINT DEPABTMENT, une qualled in extent and variety. Opening daily Newest Styles from all the leading Mills, at 51, 6i, 7 and 8 cents. Best Brands of the popular PKHLADELPIIIA-Made Goods always In full Supply. Under this head may be In cluded Choicest Patterns of CARPETINGS fresh from the looms of the most celebrated Makers. Headquarters for Boots and Shoes, Hats and daps, &c. LIBERAL CASH DISCOUNTS, 1.0 WEST PRICES THROUGHOUT, SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. S. M. REYNOLDS, Cochran Square and Broad Street, MIDDLETOWN, DEL. March 25, 187G.