Denton Journal from Denton, Maryland on January 15, 1898 · Page 3
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SATURDAY;MORNING, JANUARY 15,'98 Iterrjs of flews frorrj fill Parts of trje County Solicited Urj«ler this Hea«l. ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF MAILS. M A I L S CI.OSK. 6.S3 A. M.--Via 1). C. K. K , for Points North. 7.SO A. 51.--Vm t. A. R. K., for Points Vest. 11.35 A. 51.--\ 11 £ A K. K , for Points liast. 11,4. 1 ! A. M.--Vi.i SltaniL-r. lor River 1'oinls 1.O4I P. M.--Yin Stage, for 1'resloii. 1.88 P. M.--Via U. S. C. K. K., for Points North. 4.OIS p. M.--Via Q A. R. K., tor Points West. B.2S P. 51.--VM Q. A. K. K., for Points l-ast. MAILS A K K I V K . 7.-I.1 A. 51.--Via Q. A. K. K., from Points ifrsl 1O.OO A. 51.--VM U. A. It K., from Poults tt'LSt. 11.OO A. M --Via s-ptasc, from I'rcston. 11.SO A. M.--VM Steamer, from Rn-cr roinls. 1S.OO -- M.--Via U . i c C . K . K . , from Points North. 4.38 P. M.--Via (t. A. R. R.. from loinl» Husl. 7.4(1 ]'. M.--Via (J. A. R. R.: trom 1'oints Wist. X.OO P II.--Via I K: C ]{ K. from 1'oint- Nortli. PUBLIC BUSINESS CALENDAR. CIRCUIT COURT WILL MEET APRIL 4. ORPHANS'COURT WILL MEET JAN. IS LEVY COURT WILL JIKET JAN. 25 SCHOOL BOARD WILL MEET JAN. IS GLADLY THE WEDDING BELLS RING. Number of ninuhil 1 Inlvrx-htiiiK Matri- THE LOCAL DEPARTMENT, DASHES HERE AND THERE. The Shirt Co. wants operators. Hold on to your good New Year resolutions. Tuesday \vas a murky day aud muddy roads kept many from town. Painter House has put up a n u m - ber of hauil so me sings about town. Thomas W. Harmon, of EIKvood, has beeu granted a pension. There was a partial eclipse of the moon on Friday evening of last ·week. Carpenters and painters are still bnsy and will likely be nearly all the winter. "Win. E. Lord Son opened their grocery store and began business early this week. The Denton committee will endeavor to seenre a lecturer for the February entertainment. This "January thaw" has ruado some of the roads iu the heavy clay sections almost impassable. Albert Sanders, a young man, was drowned off Chancellor's Point last Saturday. His boat was struck by · a squall and sank. Mr. Tbeophilus L. Wooters desires to inform the citizen of town aud vicinity that he is prepared to do all kinds of hauling. · * Edward Stokely, who had been arrested for deserting his w i f e , was tried before Justice H i g n u t t on Monday. He was acquitted. Bananas, 10 and 32 cents a dozen; oranges, a cent apiece; fish and meats of all kinds, at W. B. STAN- .TON's, nest door to JOURNAL office. Tbe FederalstmrgBiiveau of Public Entertainment has not yet begun its course of lectures, which was much enjoyed by many people last season.. Nurseryman Barn hart says Japan plum buds are swelling, and that if the mild weather continues a few days more other buds w i l l be iu danger. "W. R. Breeding, Willistou, lias purchased 100 bushels best "Western Clover Seed, which he Jis selling as low as $3.GO a bushel. Best Timothy, $1.60. * The Junior Order of Uuitod American Mechanics have received the check for $250 due the beneficiaries of the late John M. Jewell, who was' accidentally shot a few weeks ago. The failure of the steamers to reach Denton on Tuesday and Wednesday was due to tlie heavy, foggy ·weather. Purchasers of goods in the city were inconvenienced by the delay. Judge Martin has granted the petition of Mr. David Kliwansky, of Kidgely, who petitioned the court to have his name changed to David K l i n e , as noted in the JOURNAL of last week. Mr. John H. Truitt, the lumber dealer, who was expected to remove to Denton" at the end 'of last year, bas decided not to come. Messrs. Uhler House will soon open their lumber yard here. There should be a-census of population of Dentou taken. The accessions of the year would be surprising. At the present rate of increase the town will soon be iu the first class of the Peninsula. "Walter Bailey, a young school boy, was killed at Georgetown a few days ago w h i l e playing "wild west." He was accidentally thrown against a kuit'e in the hands of Elwood Hol- steiu, an intimate friend. Mrs. Mary^J. Arnett fell over a piece of timber while on her way to church last Sunday evening, and broke her left forearm. She was assisted home and Dr. Fisher was called and relioved her sufferings. The Baltimore corn market is firm, prices fluctuating very · slightly. White is worth 29 to 34 cents, w h i l e '·yellow ranges a cent lower. Corn ·on the cob brings from $l.oo to $1.60 a barrel. Wheat is worth 97 cents. . Baggage Master Fred Clifton had his % right foot badly mashed on Tuesday morning last, at Willoughby station. Dr. P. Roland Fisher rendered surgical aid whpn the train ·reached Denton. Mr. Clifton was taken to his home in Milton and w i l l be off duty several days. - . The third .entertainincut of this season's course, provided by the local committee, was given on Thursday evening last, the Now York Male Quartet Company being the attraction. Several changes in the announcement of the coming of tins ·excellent company, the protracted 'meetings, and bad roads, together, Tsept many people away, and yet ' there was a good audience, who en- 'joye.d the d e l i g h t f u l singing of the quartet and the readings of the charming yon us: elocutionist, Miss ' The marriage of Mr. George W. Oday and Miss A n n i e E., only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. AH'ortl, took place at Thawley's M. E. C h u r c h , H i c k m a u , on Wednesday evening 1 , at half-past seven o'clock. Many friends of the popular y o u n g couple were present to witness the ceremony. The altar of the c h u r c h was a bower of beauty, banked, as it was, w i t h holly and festooned with evergreen. The bridal couple was preceded to the altar by the ushers, Messrs. Fred. Peteus, Edgar anil Fred. Fountain, and Edward Pierce. As the bridal party passed up the aisle the strains of tlio wedding- m a r c h floated softly out from the organ under I h e artistic touch oi Miss Sallie D. Peters. At tho altai they wore met by Rev. C. E. Dryden, who iu a most impressive manner pronounced the ceremony t h a t made t h e m husband and wife. The bride was attired in a handsome white silk, trimmed in lace and i ib- hou, with slippers aud gloves to match, and carried a prayer-book. Miss A! ford is a highly accomplished young Jady, esteemed and admired by all who k n o w her, and she w i l l he missed from the circle of y t m n g people w i t h whom she associated. A reception was held at the home of the bride and groom, near H i c k m a n , where many called to offer congratulations. A number of v a l u a b l e and handsome presents wero received by the bride. Miss Gertrude Elizabeth Rawliugs, eldest daughter of .Ex-Postmaster Henry C. Rawliugs, of Grecnsbor- ough, and Mr. Owen 5T. D u l i n , of Easton, were married at the Methodist Episcopal Church of Green sbor- ough on Wednesday, at 2.30 p. m, Rev. A. Green, pastor, performed the ceremony, and the wedding march was rendered by Miss Lota R. Wilson. The ushers were Dr. F. R. M;v- lone and Messrs. Harry T u r p i n aud Walter Mitchell, of Grecusborouprh, and Percy Cox, of Easton. The bride was becomingly attired in a traveling suit of dark blue bouelo cloth, trimmed in m i n k f u r , with hat and gloves to m a t c h , and carried in ler hand a beautiful Bible. Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Dulin received the coiigratu la- ions of their friends, and were driven to the depot, where they took the 2.45 train for New York, t h e i r f u t u r e ionic. Miss Ethel Towers, dauglit or of Mrs. John Towers, and Mr. George A. Pool, were married at the Methodist Episcopal Church of Harmony Wednesday evening. The church was. elaborately decorated. Rev. F. T. Cochran, of the Williston Methodist Episcopal Church, performed the ceremony, and Mrs. E. P. Foote played the wedding march. Flower rirl and page, respectively, were Miss Mary E.Todd and Master H u g h "\IeFrampton. Miss Miuta E. Todd was bridesmaid, and the best man was Mr. Orland Kelley, of Preston. Messrs. Howard Covey, of Federals- )urg, and L u t h e r Covey, of New Haven, Connecticut, cousins of the iride, acted ns ushers. The bride was attired in blue broadcloth, trimmed in silk, white satin ribbon and ace, with hat and gloves to match. The groom wore black. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Sparks lave issued cards a n n o u n c i n g the marriage es their eldest daughter, Hiss Mary Bethany, to Mr. H. Claude ilawlings. The ceremony will takft place at the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Greetisborough. on Tuesday evening, January 25th, at S o'clock. Mrs. William T. Love lias issued cards of invitation for tho marriage o t h e r daughter," Miss Nora I., to \lr. John W. Howard. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday evening, January 19th, at half-past seven o'clock, in Calvary M. P. Church, -American Corner. Miss A n n i e Maloney, daughter of Mr. W i l l i a m H. Melonoy, and Mr. Charles Collins, were married in Williston M. E. Chnrch on Thursday evening last, tho Rev. F. J. ochran, officiating 1 . ·Miss Annie Wright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Wright, Centreville, and Mr. Robert W." Eddins were married in Ceutreville Methodist Episcopal Church on Thursday. Mrs. Margaret Wyatt has issued cards announcing the approaching 1 wedding of her daughter, Miss Sallie May, to Mr. Roy S. Culler, which is to take place on the 20th inst. Mr. Edward Meredith, of this county, and Miss Nelson, of Delaware, were united in marriage at Toild's Chapel on Wednesday evening last. The S««- Creamery. Mr. C. W. Griffionberg, who owns and operates a creamery sit S u m m i t Bridge, Delaware, .and his brother, Mr. E. B. Griffenberg, who has been for some m o n t h s a clerk in the store of Mr. J. H. Nichols, have purchased the creamery recently erected by Nichols Koe, neai 1 Denton Bridge, aud expect to have it iu operation by the first of February. The new proprietors are making a personal canvass among farmers in the effort to secure milk iu sufficient quantities to run the creamery on full t i m e , as is their wish to do. Farmers who are w i t h i n h a u l i n g distance should do all in their power to sustain this enterprise, which w i l l he decidedly advantageous to them, by as liberal a supply of milk as possible, and endeavor to increase the s u p p l y constantly. It will pay them to do it. Wm. B. Reed, Jr., is now associated with W. H. Gibson in the insurance business iu Centreville, under the firm name of W. H. Gibson Co. Air. Thorn;!-, \\. Joncn Is I'rrslili-nt Now. Mr. Thomas AY. Jones, of Ridgoly a ineiiiber of l i i e Board of Sclioo Commissioners, w:\son Tuesday last at tlie a n n u a l m o o t i n g of the directors of D e n t o n N a t i o n a l Bank, elect ixl president of t h a t i n s t i t u t i o n . lie sneceeded Mr. B. GooLco Stevens who was inoro t h a n two years ago choscu lo fill tlio place of the late Colonel P h i l i p W. Downes, who was president of tho Bank from the f o u u ilalion u n t i l liis death, which oc ctiiTud in IS93. Other officers weic rc-olcctcd,as follows: Ernest Downes vice-president; Thomas C. West cashier; J. Dukes Downes, teller and Geoi-go C. Skirveu, book-keeper. The change in the presidency was not a n t i c i p a t e d by Ihc p u b l i c , mu llie a n n o u n c e m e n t was received with surprise. It lias been a lonpr-pre- v a i l i n g custom to re-elect bank presidents, and the change was, there- f o r e , the more surprising. Mr. Stevens made, it is staled, a.n excel- l e n t official, and lias tlie fullest con fidence, and t h e esteem as well, of the stockholders and tho people generally. Mr. Jones, who assumed his new d u t i e s at once, is one ot: the county's wealthiest citizens, aud lias become f a m i l i a r with his work w h i l e in the directory. The directors of the bank are A. R. Wright, Ernest Downes, B. Gootee Stoveus, Tlios. B. Sparklin, John W. Clark, Si-., T. C. West, Emory S. Tiirpin, Clias. W. Hobbs and Thomas W. Jones. I'roton. The Preston Literary and Musical Club, the regular mooting of w h i c h was postponed on Thursday _ evening, January 6 t h , on account of Prof . Harrington's vocal class that evening, was entertained by Misses Dollie aud Julia Kcllcy, at the residence of their parents, Saturday evening, January S t h , aud the following program was rendered: Tlie A d o l p h i a n March -- Miss Nellie P h i l lips; Bioj'rnpliy of Milton -- Miss Velma Hollis; Chorus-- Miss Bessie P h i l l i p s , M a t t i c Douglass, Bertie Noble, M a n i e Moore, Velma Hollis, Mrs. Al. E. W h i t e , Prof. R. W. Allen, Dr. W. T. Kelley and Mr. I. E. Williamson; Criticism on Milton -Prof. R. W. A l l e n ; Discussion and historical i n c i d e n t s of Milton -- Mr. H. R. W a l w o r t h and son, Mr. Eroza W u l w o r t h , editors of tho New Farm, Mr. William T. Kelley, Prof. R. W. A l l e n and others; Solo -- Miss Nellie Phillips; lust rn m e n t a l music -- Miss Bertie Noble. The next meeting of t h e club, w i t h a program on "The Age of the Restoration," will meet the homo of Mrs. E m m a Moore, next Thursday evening, the 20th instant. Mr. L. N. Evans, of Washington, D. C., is visiting his parents. Messrs, Oscar Starkey and Al : !red Temple spent a few days w i t h heir p a r e n t s hist week. Miss Topsy Fallow-field, has r e t u r n ed from an extensive visit to Ciie-s- t e r t o w u . Mr. and. Mrs. Panics T. Knotts visited town last S u n d a y . Mr. Charles V a u s u n t has returned jomc for the w i n t e r . Messrs. Frank Lane and Herman Smith spent Sunday in Dover. Last Sunday night our people were shocked by t h e sudden death of Mrs. John Fislicr. We extend en i 1 sympathy to the bereaved f a m i l y . Our r e v i v a l ineeiitigi w i l l close his week after h a v i n g been a great success. Messrs. Lemuel Sherwood, of In [liana, and Wm. Sherwood, of Wilm i n g t o n , were here to atteud the Puncral of their m o t h e r last week. Rev. Isaac W. Canter, presiding older, preached at the M. E. Church South last S u n d a y e v e n i n g , and presided at the quarterly conference Monday morning. Mr. Thomas C. Hackett lias been away filling 1 engagements with the Wi-ightvillc Lime Company. Our sister t o w n of Queen A n n e is to become a distributing point for the Standard Oil Company. The tanks will soon be erected. Mr. Hnckclt Morgan has moved to Chapel. Mr.Garrottsou S m i t h uow operates the livery stables at the Queen A n n e Hotel. 'cwtun. Mrs. A n d r e w Beauchamp has returned home aftor h a v i n g visited friends in Washington. Miss E t t a Edgell, of Enston, lias been the guest of Miss Ella Bcaucli- Miss Lizzie A n d r e w is visiting Eastou friends. Mr. Wm. R. Perry is quite ill of typhoid fever. Misses Bertha and May McGill, of Baltimore, have been visiting friends here. Mr. L u t h e r J. Andrew is about to erect a new store house. T.:turcl Gro\ o. Mr- B. F. Howard has returned from Baltimore where he had been v i s i t i n g some of his friends. Mr. Ager A n d r e w , who has been sick, is improving. Mr. Albert Howard l e f t for Annapolis on Tuesday last. Rev. A.. Vondersmith, pastor of Laurel Grove M. E. Church, South, who has been visiting his parents, iu Baltimore, has returned to his charge aud preached last Sunday morning. NOTICE TO FAUMKTCS.--We have purchased the creamery at Den ton Bridge and w i l l begin operations the 1st of February. Farmers are requested to bring m i l k , for which the highest market price will be paid. GBIFPENBUBG BROS. JURY PANELS FOR THE APRIL COURT Jmlifi- M i l l - t i n I'ri'hiiU 1 !. ill Hi* *"»··«« ' l '«' 1 '" i n C n r o l i i i f -- A C u m l l d i i t e A d m i t l«'l. Judge William R. Martin convou ed tho clianceiy term of the Caro line court last Monday morning. 1 was tho Judge's first appearance tic-re on (he bench, but t h e cxpeclt tiousiiess w h i c h characterised (lie disposition of the business showed that the Court was t h o r o u g h l y con versant w i t h its d u t i e s . It was also Clerk Hobhs' first I n r m , as it "was likewise, Sheriff Rice's, and both seemed p e r f e c t l y at homo in llicii new positions. The former was assisted in his d u t i e s by Chic!! D o p u t j Deakyue. Mr. George W. Bfitsou, a yonti" 1 law s t u d e n t , was a d m i t t e d to the bar. Oue of tho matters brought before the court was that of F. B. Lyford, o£ "Cleveland Bay" horse fame, v u r sus t w e n t y of Caroline's citizens, from each of w h o m , it is said, ;il- lliough his declarations are not on file in court, the p l a i n t i f f is c l a i m i n g one h u n d r e d dollars. The particulars of the sale of tbe stallion lo a n u m b e r of gentlemen interested iu fine horse-flesh have been given in the JOURNAL heretofore. Dewecso Owens, attorneys Eor four of the defendants, asked the c o u r t to lay a rule 011 the p l a i n t i f f , r e q u i r i n g a bond for costs in case ( h e s u i t should be decided adversely to h i m . The court granted the request. The trial w i l l likely take place at the A p r i l term. James N. Todd and Wnltei' Sparklin ii'-o the attorneys L'or the plaintiff.' The juries for the A p r i l term were drawn. Tlie one-huuilrcd-aiid-fifty names put iu the box are given below, those d r a w n out being marked with asterisks (*): FIRST DISTRICT. Alex. Butler, IJamcs B. Slay, Wm. H. Casho, *Robert R. S h a l l , Harry S. D n i l v , Walter T. E l l i o t t , +W. H. Goodwin, Harry W.Tomple, *W. C. W h a r t o n , *J. L. F a u l k n e r , M. V. B. H e a t h e r , : L e m u e l M. Jones, *Robert J u r r e l l , ,A.nios E v e r e l t , G. T. Mnssnlnian,.J. F. S t r a u y l i n , Philip A. Marvol,'Mohn T. Clark. Win. L. Pritchett.l SECOND DISTICT. J. A. Billing, |*James M.Kuotts, J. T. Carter, Sr.,l*C. B. Juriuau, Alfred Clark, jit. Ii. Jackson, . C. Carter, ,Chas. L. Jim-ell, J. A. Davis, ,T. H. Longfellow, John F. Davis, |G. H. Russell, . W. EllwHugor, IT. C. R a w l i u g s , '. W. Eliasou, |*Wm. H. Garey, *W. PI. Greeulee, J. C. H a r r i n g t o n , Tiios. P. Green, THIRD DISTRICT. J. P. A n t h o n y , iV. R. Breeding, W. J. Blackistou, *T. L. Chaffinch, *J. Boon Dukes, *Wm. B N u t t l e , James D. Neal, Harry A. Roe, *Robt. II. W y a t t , J o h n Stevens, C. P. D u n n i n g , T. II. Garrett, ·I. Clay Hobbs, *0. M.'Hignutt, 3eu. H. Johnson, FOURTH DISTRICT. 1. F. A n d r e w , R. I. L e d n u m , J. F. B u r k e t t , J. S. Carmine, James S. Cox, S. E. Douglass, *Jessc T. Dennis, V. B. Eskridge, T. H- Fluliarty, r osepli Harrison, J. W. Stephens, R. K. Williinns, J. B. R a n e h l o y , Geo. W. Kelley. Jesse A. Wright,' *Alex. Noble, Levin Pool, *Wm. F. Reick, John 0. Stafford. Benj. Whitesides, Z. T. Reynolds, L. T. Voshell. Wm. H. Hollis,; FIFTH DISTRICT. . H. Alberger,|*H. B. Messenger T. H. Benson, j . AV. Jefferson, \ H. Chambers, j . M. Davis, *Harry AV. Davis, Daniel Fields, -larry P l u h a r t y , 3d ward E. Goslin, *W. A. Mow bray. Robinson Nichols, Win. A. Noble, Albert E. Pool, J. B. Wright, K Silas Spark Ii 11, J. T. Fleetwood, *D. B. IIuboard. Oliver Keys, SIXTH DISTRICT. U a v l i n P. Allen, Wm. D.Taylor, i. R. B r u m b a u g h , Wm. H. T h a w l o y , ' Clinp, |*H. M. Thompson, J. H. Nichols, truest Downes, Hugh Duffey, Harry S. Fisher, J. D. Fleming, I . T. K. Garey, -*aul Holsiugor, James W. Holt, SEVENTH DISTRICT. Win. E.Sylvester, John F. Porter, Elisha D. Park, *B. F. Rickards, *S. W. Slaughter. ohn II. Baggs, Tlios. Carmine, Thos. L. Day, ames E. Dukes, lenry Euker, G. W. Holland, C. H. Imler, bVesley Jarreil, W.H.B.Kaisfm'n *N. P. Kern, T r u s t i n P i p p i n , "I. T. Sanlsbury, James H. Smith, L. B. Replogle, Wm. E. Temple, J. M. Swing, W m . F. Jackson, Jc.mes D. Wilson. EIGHTH DISTRICT. T. H. Everiigani, j, J. Blossom, fumes Beachamp, Geo. W. Towers, tobert Patton, . J. Corknin, *Walter T. Love, G. L. Butler, E. W. Lideu, *H. R. Morrikeu, Charles R. Neal, *J. H. Thawley, *John L. Nichols, B. T. Seeders, Geo, W. H i g n u t t , Frank P. Covey, John W. Todd, *C.W.Edgell of R. 1'iccnsc iu T;illiot. P e t i t i o n s are in circulation i n T n l - ot for a high license l a w , as a substitute for the local option l a w now n force in some of the districts, as 'ollows: "To the Honorable the Senators ind the Members of the IIouso of delegates f r o m Talbot c o u n t y in tho' General Assembly of Maryland:-- L'lie undersigned citizens of Talbot i o n n t y , boing- legal voters o f - said county, respectfully p r a y -- T h a t the aw prevailing in tlie First, Second, Third aud F i f t h Districts of said ionnty prohibiting the sale of spu- tuous or fermented liquors be re- )ealod, and in siead and place t h e r e of t h a t a high license, law be enacted 'or all the districts of said c o u n t y . All the below signed petitioners aro axpaycrs ot T a b o t c o u n t y . " The Ledger says m a n y people have signed it, it being argued t h a t tlio ocal option law is a dead l e t t e r i n various places in the county, uola- jly in Easlon, where violations ai'e numerous and the cost of prosocut- ng the violators very heavy. Mr. Win. II. A d k i n s , who signed l l i e uc- i t i o n , w i t h d r e w his n a m e from it. He concluded t h a t before all attempts at p r o h i b i t i o n are abandoned ' the whipping-post s h o u l d be resort ed to. M i l l - t i e r :ml h i i i c i i l o i l t l l n r l o r l c . Anollici 1 m u r d e r , followed by tin suicide of tho m u r d e r e r , was Wed nesday added lo Ihc c r i m i n a l a u n a l . of Doichcstei c o u n t y . The tragedj occurred about o n e - h a l f tnilo frou Ilui'lock, a t h r i v i n g village of two h u n d r e d i n h a b i t a n t s , along t h e line of tin; Cambridge and Seaford Rail load, at two o'clock i ti tho after noun. Isaiah Col'Miian, colored uiiule objections to a colored woman named A l e x i n o Matliews, w i t h whom he was accustomed to associate, goiiiy on a trip to Baltimore. In spite of his opposition, however, she d e t e r m i n e d to jro. a n d entered ;i carriage w i t h her s t e p f a t h e r , Hooper C, ll'i^hu.-,, and .stafted foi 1 the sleamliuiLt wharf, atCliophuik. They had preceded o n l y about one h u n - dred yards, w h e n they were met by Ci'loin.-m, who was armed w i t h a s h o t g u n . He i m m e d i a t e l y opened lire u p o n t h e m , t d o lirst .shot w o u n d iug llnghos .severely in t h e wrist and goiui; 1 o u t t h r o u g h tlm lop of the carriage. C u l c m a n t h e n fired a second sliot ;it tho w o m a n , the load entering her side. A f t e r being w o n n d - ijd, she h-aped Erom the carriage and and endeavored to lleo, but fell to jrround, helpless. Coleniau then went to t h e girl, stood over her w h i l e he reloaded his g n u , and shot her t!irons;h the b r n i u , p l a c i n g the mii/,- xlc of t h e jyun close to her face. In (lie m e a n t i m e , the liorsn ran away w i t h Hughes, who beinsr disabled, could not control the a n i m a l . Hughes was t h r o w n out, and the vehicle demolished. Lute in the e v e n i n g , as a result of the w o u n d , the doctors were obliged to a m p u t a t e Hughes' arm uo:ir the elbow. A f t e r finishing his bloody work, Coleman went to I he h o m e of liis f a t h e r , Lewis C d l e m n n , about .a quarter of a mile l i s t i i n f . His f a t h e r was absent, and 10 told liis m o t h e r to send for h i m , is lie had just k i l l e d A l e x i n e Matli- ews, and w a n t e d to be carried to the Cambridge jail. His mother lad gone in search of her husband j u t a few m i u u t o s , when she heard he report of a gun in the house. iEastily returning 1 , she discovered hat her son had placed the gun to iis h e a r t , and pulled the trigger w i t h a cane, the load killing him iistunlly. Colomaii was considered a notorious character. On Christ- nas day he committed an assault ipon John M. Hurlock, an aged iu respectable g e n t l e m a n , and for he offense he was out on bail for iis appearance at the April court, le was iibout t h i r t y years of age, and the a b o u t t w e n t y . A coroner's ury held an inquest over the dead body of the woman, rendering a erdict in accordance w i t h the facts. Cliurc-li Committees. The f o u r t h quarterly conference if D e n t o u M. E. circuit was held last londay a f t e r n o o n . Presiding Elder "Ulams was present, as were also a nimbi-]- of the official members of lie d i f f e r e n t cliui-ches. Tho various ill n re h committees were appointed is follows : Parsonnpre Trustees--H. R. Lewis, T. C. West, James Swaun, R. T. C n r t e r , J. II. jNieliois. Ernest Dow- nos, a n d L. F. Bloxsom. C h u r c h Trustees -- D e n t o n : James S w a n r . H. R. Lewis, A. R. Wright, T. C . W c s t , W. II. Thawloy, J. A. Trazxiire, J o n a t h a n Evitts. W i l l i a m Stevens, and Walter Sparklin; Central: John R. Wyatt, Evan Morgan, W. R. Butloi-, F. C'. Ramsclell, S. T. Noi-ris, A. B. Carter, and T. Fred Garey; Harris': Eniest Dowties, G. W. S m i t h , S. W. Slaughter, H. C. Fisher; L. F. Bloxsom, John H. Horsey, John F. Porter, and A. J. S m i t h . Stewards--H. A. Roe, T. C. West, A. R. W r i g h t , James Swann, H. R. Lewis, W. E. Brown, J. H. Nichols, George H. Short, J o n a t h a n E v i t t s , RVIUI M o r g a n , W. R. B u t l e r , John K. Portor, and David Smith. C o m m i t t e e on Mission--II. R. Lewis, W i l l i a m I. Norris, aud L. F. Bloxsom. Chui'uli Extension--James Sws n n , Evan Morgan, and Ernest Downes. Sunday School--James H. Nichols, G. H. Short, G. M. Fisher, Henry W. Hughes, W. E. Brown, James Toss, a"u(l L. F. Bloxsom. Tracts--W. 'IT. Thawley, Ira Butler, aud George W. S m i t h . Temperance--II. R. Lewis, H. A. Roe, Jfinies, D. H. Tubbs, Walter Sp.-irkliu, F. C. Ramsdell, James Voss, and J. F. Porter. Education?.!--W. E. Brown, A. R. Wright, and S. T. Norris. Freed mans' Aid and Southern Edu c a t i o n a l Society--J. II. Nichols, J. R. Wyatt, aud Ernest Downes. C h u r c h Records--Rev. Z. H. Webster, and H. 11. Lewis. Parsonage F u r n i t u r e -- T h e Ladies' Mite Society of D c u t o n and Central, Mi^s Lixzic Dukes and Mrs. Ernest Downes. Clnirch Music--James Swaun, H. A. Roc, H. R. Lewis, Miss Emma Collision, and Miss Louie Ramsdell. Conference Steward --Harry A. 1 Roe. U tllrcuitl Itiiiirovemrnts. The in noil-needed and talked-of hotter railroad facilities for Ocean City appear uow to be approaching realixation, .says an exchange. The railroad olliciuls have secured a fast steanioi 1 t h a t w i l l ply between Claiborue ami Bay Ridge, connecting at those p o i n t s on i h c buy w i t h fast ( r a i n s from Ocean Ciry, Washington ;ind Baltimore. In t h i s way thoy can slioiltMi t h e r u n from B a l t i m o r e 1 Oceiin City a b o u t two hours, and in a d d i t i o n lo t h i s advantage to |the p a t r o n s nf tho road the company will put on n e w and m u c h nflire uomfnrt- alile conches t h a n h a v e heretofore tx'un used. On these t r a i n s t h e y w i l l liavc. not only better day i-oach«s, bul on the fast trains they w i l l h a v e tlie best equipped parlor, dining and chair cars. DENTON AND CAMBRIDGE RAILROAD A*Vr»|uiMl if t l i r Om'c'il Anne' I.Int 1 --Tin 1 I iK-ol 1 porn tors. When I l i c p l a n s now being formec are carried o u t , Caroline c o u n t y wil be belter situated, from the stand point of accessibility to tho citie.- atul tho great markets, t h a n a other c o u n t y on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Several w o i l - k n o w u business men held a meeting iti Denton on Tuesday afternoon last to organize foi the b u i l d i n g of a branch railroad from sonic point at or near D e n t o n , on the Queen Anno's railroad, to the Cambridge Seaford railroad at Fcderalfjburg or Hurlock. There are points in favor of each of these places. Mr. W i l m e r Emory, of the Queen Anne's Company, was present, and the uew line will have the endorsement of his company. The proposed line was discussed, and it was tlto general opinion t h a t tlie farmers along tho route would encourage t h e enterprise by g i v i n g the right-of-way free, and would welcome the coming of a railroad. A large part of the county would be greatly benefited by tho b u i l d i n g of the Denton and Cambridge road. Quite a large territory, heretofore isolated, would be given the benefits which a good road to the city affords, and there would be consequent advancement in property values. The l i n k w o u l d grive the people of Dorchester, and, in fact, the whole southern p e n i n s u l a a quick and very pleasant route to tlie chief city of Maryland, the State aud national capitals. The following gentlemen will be recommended as incorporators : Emory S. Turpiu, of Greensborougli ; Thomas W. Jones, of Ridgely ; Henry R. Lewis, M. Bates Stephens and John H. Yau Gesol, of Dentou ; Wilmer Emory, of Baltimore ; B. Gootee Stevens, of Wiilistou ; William B. N u t t l i a aud Henry T. N u t t l o , of An- dcrsoutowti ; Edward W. Lideu, of Smitlivillt!; H. B. Messenger and James B. Wright, of Federalsbui-g. W i l m e r Emory, M. B. S t e p h e n s Henry R. Lowis wure designated as ,1 steering coiuiuiltee, to d r a f t i bill for a charter, present it to t h e egislatnre aud urge t h a t it be passed. Mr. Emory and his friends have strong hope that the road w i l l be m i l t n u x t summer. C'liurth AlTnirs. Rev. Thomas 0. Grouse, or Chats- ivorth Independent Methodist C h u r c h rruuklin and Pine streets, Balti- uore, son of Rev. William A. Grouse, of Westminister, has decided to tender his resignation as pastor of the church to the spring meeting of the Maryland Conference of the Method- st Protestant Chnrch- Mr. Grouse ias been located at Chatsworth Church for eight years, and lie will ·esigu to accept a charge iu the Methodist Protestant Clnirch, because he has decided toagainaffiliate vith his own denomination. The pasters of Chatsworth Church have )eeu supplied by the Methodist Pro- pstant Church for a n u m b e r of ·ears, aud the successor to Mr. roiise w i l l be a member of t h a t conference. The Rev. Mr. Crouse s n brother of Prof. W. S. Cronse, f Denton. The quarterly conference) of Camlen Del., has passed resolutions lighly c o m m e n d i n g Presiding Elder \. H. Adams. In one of the reso- u'tious the brethren suy. "We have always recognized in Dr. Adams u ligh-toned Christian minister; zeal- Mis in the Master's work, active and efficient ia p r o m o t i n g t h e temporal velr'are of the church, fair and inpartial iu his mliii"; as a prcsid- ug officer, k i n d and loving to the jrethren." The f o u r t h quarterly conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church f Greensboro was convened Satur- lay, Rev. W. F. C o r k n i n , D. D., presiding 1 elder of the Easton Dis- :rict of the W i l m i n g t o n Conference presiding. Rev. A. Green, the pas:or of the c h u r c h , was i n v i t e d "by he official board to return to the iliarge the next conference year. Air. Groeu w i l l probably accept the n v i t a t i o n . Under the auspices of tho Minis- evs Association Cambridge is to i n v e a course of lectures. The first of the series was given yesterday evening 1 by S. T. Milbourne, Esq., iis subject being "The Course of History a Preparation for and a iVitness to Christianity." A l t h o u g h recently established the Methodist Protestant Sunday School of this place lias more than forty neinbei'S. Orjiliiina' Court. The Oiphans' Court on Tuesday, vith Judges Moore, Sigler and Or- ·tll present, transacted the follow- ng business: George L. Potter was granted let- ers of administration on the estate )t' R u t h L. Potter, deceased, and varrant to appraise issued to R. T. Darter and R. T..K. Garey. Rebecca E. Darling and Henry W. Iiighes, administrators oE John Daring, presented i n v e n t o r y , w h i c h was ipproved, and order to sell granted. W i l l i a m A. Noble, executor of fames Gauibnll, p resented an i n v e n - ory, which was approved and order o sell granted. Francis S. Todd and Geonjre L. J u t i e r , executors of James Butler, presented a distribution of l l i e per- oual estate. Frank P. Covey, guardian of Loin McNenl, presented a t h i r d guardian account; passed. A n n i e II. Downes, e x e c u t r i x ot P h i l i p W. Downes, a release from Dcwcese A Owens, assignees. Phosphate agents state t h a t they expect 10 handle Invije q u a n t i t i e s of goods. Mr. Edward M. Noblo, principal o KentfHi Public School, Las receive! the decree of Ph. D. from t h e University of Ohio, he having success- f u l l y passed t h e required examina- t i o n . Dr. Noble, who is a sou of Clement Noble, Esq., of Dentou, also holds the degree of A. B. from Wash- ingtou College, where ho was graduated with distinguished honors. Mr. Marc Bryant and his sistor, Miss Liutiic, entertained quite a n u m b e r of young friends at their home, "Oakford," in Tuckalioe Neck, on Friday evening of host week. Progressive onclirc was the principal f e a t u r e of the evening's entertainment. There was a t e m p t i n g lunch served. School Examiner Stephens has accepted an i n v i t a t i o n from the executive committee of the National Edu- !itional Association to read a paper at its next session, to be held in Washington, D. C., July 7th to Oth, IS9S, on "Limitations and Educational Value of Latin." Miss Jessie V. Kerr has recently written a pretty song entitled "My Lovo Will Follow You." It is dedicated to Miss Mary Newton Bing, a friend of Miss KBIT'S. Sanders Stay man, Baltimore, are the pub- ishers. Mr. T. F. Johnson, purser of the steamer Easton, spent Sunday with tis f a m i l y in Dcuton. He met the steamer iu Baltimore Monday morn- ug, Mr. Elmor Cohee having made he ont-bonucl t r i p for him. Miss Mary Crouse, daughter of /'rof. W. S. Crouse, has been teach- nc Garey's school in place of Miss iVilsou, who has been detained at ionic on account of illness of a rela- ive. Mr. Kepler M. Barnette, purser of he steamer C'howan, of the Nanticoke route, visited his family here liis week. Mrs. R. I. L e d n u m , of Preston, is he guest of her parents, Mr. aud Mrs. Charles H. Whilby. Miss May Jones, of Harrington, is ·isitiugMrs. John F. Porter, Tucka- loe Neck. Miss Nellie Richardson, of Tucka- ioe Neck, is spending the week in Piston. Miss Nannie Gootee is visiting Uiss Iva W h i t b y . Obituary XullccH. William Jarreil, a natire of Caro- ino county, died near Ruthsburg, u Sunday afternoon last, aged fifty ears. Tho deceased had been in II health for a n u m b e r of years, but vas not considered to be in a criti- ul condition until the day before iis death. Funeral services were ouducted by Rev. C. P. N o w l i u , iastor of Ruthsburg M. P. church ii Monday last, Dr. T. C. Tomlius'di, a popular itizeu oi the viciuitjr of Smyrna, lied at the home of John Wilson, ear Clayton, Thursday m o r n i n g of ;ist week. Dr. Touilinson had a lumber of relatives in Caroline ouiity. Funeral services were held t his late residence Saturday niorn- ng, and interment was made at Bar- ctt's Chapel, near Felton, Satnr- ay afternoon. Thos.'C. Nicols died Monday at is residence, on Goldsborough St., Eastou. Mr. Nicols was the pioneer n tho hardware trade in Easton, ,iul really ou the whole Eastern Shore. He was a member oi' one if the oldest families of Talbot ounty. He was'at the time of his eath a justice of the peace. Mrs, Deborah Hand, widow of the ate Wm. J. Hand, who was post- naster at Centreville from 1SSO to SS5, died at the residence of net- on- iu -law, Guy Turner, near Lyuch's Station, iu Kent county, on Wed- esday, December 22nd, 18Q7. John Coppagc, one of the most videly k n o w n and highly respected i t i x o u s of Queen Anne's county, ied s u d d e n l y at his residenco near !hurch Hill, on Saturday night, aiinary Isr, about 11 o'clock. Mr. Joppuge was 86 yeavs of age. Samuel Hollingswortli, ag-ed 76 ears, a member of the Hellings- v o r t h f a m i l y of revolutionary fame, lied suddenly Tuesday morning in Elkton. Ho was a son of the late Samuel Holliugsworth, of Cecil .ounty. Mrs. Elizabeth Tucker, aged about 'G years, died at tbe almshouse at uidnight Monday. She had been an innate of that institution for abo'ut our months, removing thither from 3urisvillo. l.i'gtalntlvp Notes. Senator Messick, of this county, s c h a i r m a n of the committee on Vrticle 3 of Section 24 of the Cont i t u t i o u , and a member of the fol- owing committees: Elections, Re- renchuicnt of Expenses of State loveininont; Contingent Expenses f tlie Senate, and Roads and Higli- A STORY OF THEJIMES OF LONG AGO. Miss «:ioli«.l Sat ( ,'H |,"v:illn'« "Krlioat of tho Mr. Jiimos E. Curry, of Greens- orongh, was appointed clerk to the .library Committee on Wednesday, t (lie request of Senator Messick. Mr. Albert Howard, of the lower art of the e o u u l y , was appointed ssistantdoor-keeper of the House )f Delegates t h i s weok. Court. The County Commissioners on Tuesday appointed Mr. John E. Greeuiec overseer of the public road from Saulsbury's branch, near Denton, to the Burrsville-Greensboro' road. Andrew Baggs was appointed constable for the Second district. His lioud was filed and approved. W. T. Tuff was appointed constable for the F o u r t h , John H. Williamson and Martin S. Mowbray for the F i f t h , aud Frederick H. Beachamp for the E i g h t h . At one time F i d e l i t y Lodge of tho Independent Order of Good Tem- plars was a flourishing organization, holding stated meetings every Friday night in the hall now used by the Ileptasoplis and Junior Mechanics. Its membership was large and included many of the best people of the town of both soxes. Ou« of the ntercsting features of the organiza- ion was the monthly public meet- ng, at which those not acquainted with the mysteries of the order were admitted and royally entertained in a literary way. It was at a meeting of this k i n d , on the night of February 20th, 1S83, that Miss Rachel Satterthwaite, a prime mover in the order, read her poeui, "Echoes of the Past," which she had written for the occasion, and which is, by request, reproduced below. The camp-meeting alluded t o i u the poem was held in 1834 in the pine* on t l i e land now owned by the heirs of the late William G. Horsey, all of which is highly improved, being at this time one of the principal residence portions of Dentou. The youth and maiden who figure iu the romance still enjoy each other's company. Having won in life's battle themselves, they have lived to 1 see their two stalwart sons well into fray w i t h every prospect of a successful issue. That Sheriff Hughlett is accused o£ having introduced the sand-bur is, perhaps, not known to many who have suffered from the mistake, if we are to credit tradition, of the "gaoler at Pig Point." The poem follows: = THE PAST. Would you like to hear a story Of Ihe limes of long ago ? Long before Ihis place was Dcuton, lint was lideiKown, you know. Long before tlie Hank was Uioughl of, With iis walls of brick so Brand, For tobncco was the currency Throughout "My Maryland." Postofficcs were never rough! for, As the mail routes were unknown, Kailrunds had not been talked of, Much less the telephone. Long before llie tall churcli steeple Showed to travelers on tin- roail That there was u place of meeting 1'or the worshippers of God -Long before the cruel fire had run Rampant through Main street, Causing rum anil destruction. Making ravages complete. ·Twas before the bi£ canip-inccling Was held liencalh the pines, That stood where stands Ihc residence Now known as George Deakync's. 'Twas at that big camp-meeting, At Icnst, so I've been told, First met a youth ami maiden, Now together growing old. To the cnnip, in primitive fashion, As was llie custom of the laud, She rode upon an ox-carl, He walked with shoes in ilalld, Bill now he claims his thousands, And she still reigns his queen, "Heart and Home" their motto, As it has al ways been.' Hut they live to tell tlicir siory, While those of whom I'd speak Have answered to the snmnious Which calls both strong a tul weak. ·Twas then thai Sheriff lliightetl, So the legend conies to us, Introduced tliccoiiiinoiiDsand-bur As an ornamental grass. The grass, it grew aud flourished, Decorating hill and plain, Grieving many an honest farmer As he garnered in liis grain. Well, we know our crooked river Curved around the self-same batik, And the shad and herrings sported In the waters of Clioptank -That the cold and icy winter Brought some business on the "flats" To the men who trapped the otter And the boys who spcnreil musk-nils. In the spring no steamer s whistle ICchoccl through tlie neighboring wood, But the song of frog and turtle To ihc settler boded good. Then, perhaps, if you had met him, And inquired for his home, Quick the answer. "Pig Point, God bless you, 1 ' Ami from there I'll never roam. Hut, alas for human nature ! Gratitude don't always slay, And the answer differed later, While "The Bilious" held its sway. Summer Iind its birds and (lowers, l r or the roses came in June, Though no "Guide lo Floral Culture" Helped them will) iheir sweet perfume. Autumn came, with fruits and limning, Apples, nenclics, grapes and pears, Chinquapins' and ripe persimmons, Sijnirrels, partridges and hares, Making Ihis a scene of action, As the seasons went and came, llringing with them joy and sorrow, As to us-- yes, jiibt llie same. l ; or we know the happy mother Clasped her infant to her breast, Watched him grow to useful manhood, Kr'e she laid her down lo rest. Or, ]ercliaiice, she was not happy, Children sometimes went astray, Wandered from the palh of virtue liven as they do to-day. Kilt we know the Christian parent Had an answer to her prayer, When she saw the scales true balanced, In ihc home that has no care. Yes, we know that children prattled In those days of long ago, Know full well thai young men courted, And boiilclimcb a girl said "BO !" Hut, as to who received the miltcn, Or who was the lucky one, History remaiucth silent, So my story can't go on. Fresh bread, pies and cakes on hand every day iu the week at MRS. JULIA DAY'S, next door to Choptauk Hotel. J. A l l e n Moore has resigned his position w i t h Lister's Agrioultarl Chemical Works and trill be succeeded by John Oakford. Royal makes the lood pure, ·wholesome and dtllcloui. POWDER Absolutely Pure ROYAL BAHINO POWDER CO., hiW VOBlt, IN £V SPA PERI N E W S P A P E R !

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