Denton Journal from Denton, Maryland on February 5, 1898 · Page 3
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SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 5,'98 Itenjs of news fronj fill Parts of tlje County Solicited Uodcr tfois ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF MAILS. MAILS CLOSI;. 6 Za A M --Via D C. R R , for Points North. 7 SO A M --Via Q. A R. R , for 1'oints West. » Hi A M --Via Q. A R. R , for Foints Eist. 11.45 A M --Via btenmcr, tor River Points. l.OO r. M --Via Stage, lor Vrcston l.SS P. M --Via D. i C. R. K , for 1'omts North. 4.O3 P. M.--Via Q. A. R. R., for Points West 8.33 P. M.--Via Q. A R. R.. lor Points East. MAILS ARRIVE. 7.-15 A. M.--Via Q. A. R. R., from Points East. 1O.OO A. M.--Via g A. R R... from Points Wctt. ll.OO A. M.--Via Stage, from Preston. 11.3O A. M.--Via Steamer, from River Points. 12.OO -- M.--Via U C.R.R , from Points North. 4.38 P. M.--VM Q. A. R. R., from Points Hast. 7.45 P. M.--Via y. A. R. R.; from Points West. 8.OO P. M.--vra U (s C.R R. from Points North. PUBLIC BUSINESS CALENDAR. CIRCUIT COURT WILL MEET APRIL -i. ORPHANS'COUKT WILL IEEET FEB. S. LEVY COURT WILL MEET FEB. 15. SCHOOL BOARD WILL MEET FEB. 15. THE LOCAL DEPARTMENT, DASHES HERE AND THERE. mill W. H. Irwiu advertises a saw for sale. tiosiah Ross has been appointed postmaster of Cordova. Secure your tickets for theHaney ' lecture, at Blackiston's. The herring, a sure harbinger of spring, will soou be heard from. We will have six weeks more of rough weather, the ground hog tells us. Mr. R. M. Collins will have his stock of goods OQ his shelves uext week. Several citizens of Salisbury have gone to Klondike, and others are going. Dealers say the "air-tight" stoves are interfering with coal sales iu many places. The school commissioners were in session on Tuesday hist, but little business was transacted. Section men on the'railroad have had trouble in their work along the track this week, on account of the heavy freeze. Quite a number of Caroline folks ·were in Baltimore this week to see "The Old Homestead" at the Academy of Music. Mr. William H. Irwin expects to start a basket factory here in the spring. The people should encourage the enterprise. The public square is to be illuminated, several handsome lamps having been purchased for that pur- . pose by the county commissioners. By judicious advertising Mr. William J. Blackiston has developed a Tery extensive trade in gilling twine. Fishermen forty miles away send to him for their nets. Mr. Beniah Kinnamon on Friday of .last^ week purchased of Mrs. Jen- "·nie : Steveus and Mr. A. R. Wright the Thomas Butler farm, near Denton. Mr. Kinnamon will engage in fruit culture. The Royal Troopers gave a series of entertainments in the town hall . this week. This afternoon they will give a matinee for the benefit of the children, and to-night will present their farewell performancel A trial before J: W: Kerr, H. A. Roe, and C. H. Shields, referees, ·was held in the library of the courthouse on Saturday. The case was Pepper versus, Pepper, attorney Hntson appeared for the plaintiff and attorney Towers for the defendant. · Colton Stewart,aliasColton Black colored, was yesterday sentenced to the House of Correction by Justice Hignutt, for assault and battery. The charge was preferred by Dawson George, a-small sou of Dr. Enoch George, who was attacked, kicked and choked. The cold weather has restricted tbeTeceipts o£ corn somewhat in the '" Baltimore market, and prices are slightly firmer, with an upward t e u - deney, 32 to 34£ cents being quoted. Wheat is somewhat lower, the quotations being 94 to 98 cents. Receipts are very light. On Tuesday 'next, the 8th inst., Sapp Kaughley will sell 22 head of work mules at Ceutreville. The sale will begin at one o'clock, and AT THE MERCY OF A TERRIBLE STORM Shaft of tlio Knouh Trutt Broken--Ur»\e Ciiptafn IttMvunl ami His Men. Tue steamer Enoch Pratt, which left Baltimoio Monday night, iu place of t h e Avalon, for Choptauk landings, encountered heavy seas, and was tossed to ami f r o , but con- t i n u e d to do b a t t l e w i t h the waves u n t i l off Sharp's Island, when the shaft of the steamer was broken. There was then great excitement atnoug the passengers, and mauy of them who had retired sprang from their beds and rushed to the decks. Captain T. C. B. Howard p r o m p t l y gave the order for the anchors to be lowered, but for a long time they failed to hold the u n f o r t u n a t e vessel, which was fast d r i f t i n g to the westward and toward the rocks. Just at the opportune time, when only a short distance from the breakers, where the steamer would in all probability have gone to pieces, the anchors fastened themselves on the bottom and checked her course. The signal of distress was then sounded on the whistle, and there were three hours of anxious waiting, w h o u the lights ot the steamer Joppa appeared in the distance. Cheers went up from the crew and passengers when that steamer answered tho signal of distress. Again and again the Joppa attempted to reach the Enoch Pratt, only to be driven back by the raging seas. Captain Howard did all in Ins power to allay the fears of his forty passengers, and they speak of him in high terms. By d a y l i g h t the efforts of the Joppa to reach her sister ship were successful. At noon tlio seas grew calmer, and the passengers ou the Pratt were transferred to the Joppa and t.tken to Baltimore. The rescued passengers held a meeting on the Joppa and passed resolutions of t h a n k s to C a p t a i n Howard and the crew of the Euouh Pratt for their heroic conduct d u r - ing the thrilling experience of tho steamer. Resolutions of t h a n k s wen also presented to Captain Corkran for the aid he had rendered. The Pratt was towed to Bciltimore Wednesday by the tug, Peerless. The mercury was down to 8 on Wednesday morning, and all the ponds and the river were covered with ice. The steamer Joppa hail some difficulty in reaching in reaching Denton wharf on that day. Ou Thursday no steamer reached here, but yesterday t h e Joppa came thro' alt right. The tranter steamer B. S. Ford has made her regular trips to Queenstown, w i t h the exception of Thursday night, when, on account of some broken machinery, she failed to return to Baltimore. The Wheeler steamers have lost uo trips on account of the ice, only oace or twice failing t o . m a k e the upper wharves on the Tuckahoe. Obituary Notices. Mrs- Elizabeth Butler, widow of the late" Thomas Butler, died at her home in Denton on Monday night last, aged 87 years. Old age was given as the cause of death. For a long time Mrs. Butler had beeu a cripple, having sustained serious injuries in a fall. Up until the day of her death sue appeared to be iu her usual health. For many years the deceased was a member of the M. E. church at Central, and prior to that lier namo was enrolled on the record of the church here, and she was a faithful Christian. She leaves three sons aud one daughter. The funeral was held on Wednesday and, interment took place in the cemetery. Charles T. Wright, aged 28 years, died at the residence of his father, near Audersontown, ou Thursday morning last. Consumption was the fatal affliction. He leaves a widow and two children. He recently re- mOved from_Milton, Del., where he had been employed some time. The deceased was a member of Miltou Council of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics. Interment will take place at Concord at two o'clock to-day. I'rcston. Many of our townspeople seem to be as m u c h i n t e r e s t e d in belles-lot- lios this w i n t e r as wore some of the members o[ tho "Royal Society," w h i c h met from house to house iu London iu the l a t t e r part of the Seve n t e e n t h Ceutiny. We have the Preston Literary aud Musical Club, w h i c h has begun a course of study in E n g l i s h and American Literature, to last u n t i l tho first of April; the Preston Litcraiy and Social C l u b , a weekly gathering, which has recently added to its social feature a study of the A m e r i c a n authors ; the talkcd-of Town Hall and Library Associations; and altogether such an i n t e l l e c t u a l atmosphere s u r r o u n d s us t h a t tho w o n d e r is that the Whist Club does not catch the infection and add s o m e t h i n g of a liteiary character to its s e m i - m o n t h l y meetings, and that our stay-at-home friends aud neighbors do not organize t h e m selves into a literary or q u i d n u n c society of some k i n d . May much good result, as it can but do, and Preston some day become noted as a seat of learning. Miss Mary R. Stafford, at the home of her parents, uear t o w n , pleasantly entertained the Preston Literary and Social C l u b " on Friday evening of last week. Among those present were Mrs. Rose Burgess, Misses Grace Dixon, Ella Harrison, Lillio Bradley, Ella Williams, Ella and Colia W h i t e l e y , Mary Noble, A n n i e Todd, Ethel Wright aud Messis. Desosier Wai w r o t h , J. S. Kelley, Z. T. Reynolds, C. A. Wliiteley, W i l l Collins, W. H. Stafford and others. The club meets once a week, and will be entertained this week by Mis. Rose Burgess and sister, Miss Lillie Bradley. Mr. Krnest G l e n w i n k l e , having missed odd suui.'i of money lately, had Frank Ruynard, j, boy about 17 years old, who had been l i v i n g with h i m , arrested on suspicion. At the t r i a l before Justice J. B. Fletcher, at Preston, ou Thursday of last week: Mrs. Bradley gave the boy an excellent character d u r i n g tho two years he lived w i t h her a n d , aside from the fact t h a t he had been spending a great deal of money lately, there was n o t h i n g to prove t h a t he was g u i l t y . He was, therefore, acquitted. Mr. S. J. W. Haws defended him. Miss Bessie P h i l l i p s attended the Talbot C o u u t y Teachers Association, held in Eastou, last Saturday. Miss Nellie Phillips has entered the Peabody Institute for the study of music. Miss Mollie Collins, of Baltimore, is visiting her parents. Miss Jessie Kerr, has returned to her home in Denton. IN -o- TENDER BANDS. HEARTS LINKED More iHttrrliigcs Tills Week--I'orsonnl :«"l Sorfnl Mutters. Kr. Charles E, Todd, a merchant at Concord, and Mibs Anuie E. Bea- c h a m p , only d a u g h t e r of Mr. and Mrs. James Beuchamp, weie married at half-past one on Monday afternoon last, at t h e home of the bride's parents, near Concord. The parlor of the d w e l l i u g , where tho marital ntcs were said by tho Rev. F. J. Cocuran, had been very tastefully festooned w i t h evergreen, and the ditnly burning lights shed a subdued radiance throughout the d a r k e n e d room t h a t was most enchanting. Miss Emma Pool played Mendelssohn's w e d d i n g inarch. Miss Ella Beacluunp, a relative of the bride., will take place regardless of price or - weather. These mules will weigh · from 900 to 1100 pounds each, are closely-built, and are from 4 to C years old. - * ' f The sensational Wilmington Sun, a · few days ago printed au article implicating Ex-Secretary of State John F. Saulsbury, of Dover, in the Boggs embezzlement, attributing to him a share of the plunder of the Dover bank. Mr. Saulsbury immediately had a writ issued for t h e . arrest of the publisher. The Junior Order of United American Mechanics of this place will fit- lingly celebrate the first anniversary of the council and the birthday of ·our country's greatest patriot on the ·evening of February 22d. It is expected that'there will be two or three "able speakers. A fine musical program will be rendered, and there will be a feast of good things. The report that Miss Ella Collison, of (Ms place, the young 'lady* who was attacked by a supposed mad dog on Friday morning of last week, was bitten is a mistake. Dr. Hardcastle says the bruise ou her hand was caused by the dog's teeth, but that there were no punctures in the glove, and that the youug lady is in no danger. The iround was cauter- * ized, however. It has not been learned~yet where the dog came "'-from, and there is still some doubt .about its having rabies. It was -. black, with a'white spot under tbe ··· throat, and bad it raw-hide strap - .around iu neck. February Weather. Hicks' weather forecast for February is as follows: The 2nd and 3rd are centres of reactionary storm disturbances which will bring rain and snow. High barometer and cold will ensue, lasting two and three days. A regular storm period is central on the 7th, and from the 6th to the 7th, and from the 6th to the 9th very heavy rains will fall southward and snow northward. Another high barometer aud cold wave will come down from northwest about the 8th to 11. It will turn warmer on and touching the 13th and 14th, ending in low barometer and more storms. Change to colder will follow in regular order. From the 18th to the 21st falls another storm period, in which t h u n der and rain may be expected southward, snow northward, and a shatp cold wave coming in from northwest. About the 23d to 25th look for return to storm conditions. Barometer will" fall, temperature will rise, and storms of rain t h u n d e r and wind will visit many sections. Ice gorges and overflowing streams will endanger lite and property in many places. Give the Children a Drink. called Grain-0. It is a delicious, appetizing, nourishing food drink to take the place of coffee.. Sold by all grocers and liked by all who have used it because when properly prepared it tastes like the finest coffee but is free from all its injurious properties. Grain-0 aids digestion aud strengthens the nerves. It is not a stimulant but a health builder, and children, as well as adults, can drink it with great benefit. Costs about i as much as coffee. 16 aud 25c. Frdcralsburg. A progressive medley was held at the home of Dr. Galloway Monday evening, in w h i c h the following persons participated :· Dr. and Mrs. R. K. Jefferson, Dr. aud Mrs. George F. Galloway, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Webster, of Cnmbridge, Misses Sue Turner, Carrie Hobbs, Grace Handy, Corinne Mowbray, Willa Alberger, Lulu G u l l e t t , Bessie Frarnptomj Myra, Harris, Nora Stowell, and Elma Lewis ; Messrs. E. E. Goslin, H. B. Messenger, E. J. Nelson, J. W. Stowell, J. J. Framptom, J. R. Charles, Will White, Harry Kinder, and Fernandas Davis. Mr. David Penuewill, of New York, and Mr. Simeon P e n n e w i l l , of Greenwood, were guests of Mrs! Lydia Brown over Sunday. Mr. H. M. Carroll has recently had his residence, ou Federal Hill, newly painted. Miss Satterfield, of Agner, spent Sunday w i t h her sister, Mrs! Horsey. Miss Reese, of Crisfield, is visiting her cousin, Miss Edith Framptom. Protracted meetings closed in t h e M. E. Church Sunday evening. Three ot the Stowell Printery em- ployes have the m u m p s . was the tuaid-of-honor, and Mi-. Or.i Carroll was the groom's best man. The bride wore a gown of b l u e poplin, w i t h cbiftoti and pearl t r i m - mings, and carried a prayer-book. A wedding dinner was served immediately atter the ceremony, a f t e r which Mr. and Mrs. Todd left for a trip to Washington and other points. At the Hillsborough M. E. Church on Wednesday evening last, at 7 o'clock, the nuptials of Mrs. Helena Vollers, of Baltimore, aud Mr. Wil- ^iam J. Wilkinson, of Hillsborough, were cousumtnated. Tho e v e n t attracted many of the fdends of the couple, and some time beforo the hour appointed for the ceremony the church was filled. Rev. F. F. Carpenter was the officiating clergyman, and Miss Caro Saulsbury played the wedding march. The bride wore dark brocaded steel poplin, with bonnet and gloves to match. A f t e r tho ceremony Mr. and Mrs. W i l k i n son returned to the Hotel Rolph, where they were tendered m a n y congratulations and a serenade. Quite a largely attended reception, in h o n o r of Mr. aud Mrs. II Clinton Wright, who w.ere married last week, was held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. T. Pliny Fisher, on Saturday evening. Many were the congratulations and good wishes expressed. Mr. Theodore Slaughter and Mrs. L. Meginnis, of Cordova, w i l l be married at St. Peter's C h u r c h , Queenstown, on Wednesday afternoon, Feb., Dth, at 2.30 o'clock. The Rev. George W. Collison and family, of Oxford, spent part of last week with friends near Whitelys- bnrg. Dr. Howard Wilkinson, of Doveiv and Mr. Henry W i l k i n s o n , of the' Milton Times, spent Sunday in town. Miss Delrna Williamson, of Donton, has beeu visiting her sister, Mrs. G. W, Trice, of Smithvilie. Ex-Congressman John B. Brown is quito i l l , i n . Baltimore. He is being treated by Dr. Tiffany. Mrs. Harry A. Roe and Mrs. R. W. Emerson h a v e beeu visiting Mrs- Isaac Pennewill, at Smyrna. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. K. Miller, of F a r m i u g t o n , Delaware, visited Deu,-, ton friends this week. v ' -* Mrs. M. Luther Thomas, of Queen Anne's, has been visiting friends uear Bridgetown. Capt. aud CordovH. Mrs. L o v i ' T . lllckmnii. Our debating society met as usual last SatWdtty evening. The discussions wero animated and the decision close, the judges being divided iu their opinions. The affirmative side won. The question for this evening is, "Resolved, That the Gove r n m e n t Should Own and Operate the Railroads and Telegraph." The speakers are Messrs. R. G. A n k l a m and W. E. Bullock for 'the affirmative, and Messrs. A. H. Cahall and P. H. Carey for tho negative. Rev. Mr. Kenuey will preach at t h i s place tomorrow afternoon at 2.30; SuYiday School in charge of Mr. Peters, at 1.30. Mr. Cohee has arranged Mr. Peters' store to s u i t tho ladies. They are speaking of it w i t h approval. HIllHborough. Mr. William Merrick, wife and daughter, of Trappe, are boarding at the Hotel Rolph. Mrs. C u m m i n g s and MUs Moore, of Dover, have returned home, after a few days' visit to Mr. J. H. George's. Our school will hold a "box social" in the Academy nest Saturday evening, the 12th. All are cordially invited. The proceeds will be used for the benefit of the school Rev. F. F. Carpenter closed his revival services on Thursday evening. The meetings wore attended with much success. Miss A n n i e Collins has returued from a visit to friends iu Trappe. Mother Cniy'H Swoetl'o-nderii for Children, Successfully used by MotUer Gray, nurso in the Children's Home in New York, cure Feverishness, Bad Stomach, Teething Disorders, move and regulate the Bowels and Destroy Worms. Over 10,000 testimonials. They never fail. At all drupgists, 25e. Sample FREE. Address Allen S. Olmated, LeBoy, N. Y.' Dukns gave au afternoon tea Friday last' to Mr. and Mrs. P. Addison Morgan, of! Hillsborough. The fine large residence was cotnfoitably filled w i t h iuvited guests; the d i n i n g rooni and tables wore tastefully decorated? The marble m a n t e l was banked w i t h holly. The m e n u was served in the best style, and comprised the f o l lowing courses: Then oysters ou half shell with sliced lemon, finger crackers, b u t t e r , pickles. Tho oysters fried, turkey, chicken salad, Eastern Shore biscuits, celery, chocolate, coffee. Next came tho waiters with ice cream, gelatine, f r u i t , layer and other varieties of cakes, all of which was hugely enjoyed by t h e e n t i r e c o m p a u y . A f t e r t h e l u n c h eon, the gentlemen repaired to the' smoking room, whore, in additiop to a good cigar, Capt. Dukes, Goo. C. Moore'and W i l l Thawley tried lf (o excel one another in tolling a good joke, but the old sea captain, caiii'o off first best in every encounter.-Easton Star-Democrat. Mr. Alexander Gadd was here ,011 Saturday and Sunday of last week making a visit to his wife and daughter, Mrs. R. L. Hioks. Mri Gadd left Monday aud will start at once for the gold regions, Alaska. Non-ton. Miss Ella Beauchamp is spending a few days with Miss Etta Edgell, in Eastou. Mr. Thawley, of Williston, is soon to take charge of Mr. L. J. Andrew's blacksmith shop. Rev. A. V o u d e r s m i t h and Miss Lottie Howard were tlio guests of Mrs. Maggie Perry List Sunday. Mrs. Laura Long, of Ridgely, was the guest of Mrs. William H. Russell last week. , The Sunday School is to be reorganized at an early date.. Roboit A. Walker has been olecVed superintendent. · ' ' Mr. J. H. Perry is now able lo ' iit- tend to his work. i I'or iooil Ko.ids. D i r t y w a t e r and watery d i r t make bad going ou roads. Mud is a mixture of mud and water. The dirt is there; tho water we cauuot prevent coming; it roin.iius for the road rep a i i c r to get rid oE it. Very few p e o p l e k n o w t h a t oneon mile of c o u n - t i y roads t h e r e falls each year 27,000 tons of water; that water is always seeking for a chance to run d o w n h i l l , to get away to the near est water oouise aud it is only be cause our good repairers have never giveu it a fair o p p o r t u n i t y to get away t h a t it seems to have taken up its h o m e in o u r c o u n t r y roads. We c a u u o t m a k e a h a r d toad out of soft mud and no a m o u n t of money and m a c h i n e r y w i l l make a good dirt Ju;ul t h a t will stay good unless some p l a n is adopted to get rid ofc these t o n s n L ' water. Side ditches aie necessary in onli-i to drain the.siu-faee of tho road of w a t e r as last as the rain f a l l b a n d t h e snou iiielts, p r e v e n t i n g the f o n n u l a t i o n o£ deep mud and the de-Uruc-Uou of the surface. Bur e q u a l l y i m p o r t a n t is u n d e r drainage. This t a k e s care of the water w h i c h colli-cls in the rough places, depressions and vut«; it drains the u n d e r surf.ico of \\ ater held by tho soil, w h i c h a m o u n t s in some cases to f i f t y pounds of water to each cubic I'oot o f e a i t h . It clears the soil of s u r p l u s water, drains it, 'w.irtns it it and makes impossible tho f o r m a t i o n of deep, frozen crusts w h i c h cause to m u c h pro- f a n i t y on the part of t h e fanners " t t h e n the frost comes out of the ground." Under drains are uot expensive, they are cheap aud easilj m a d e , aud w h e n laid according to the rules of common sense will last f o r a g e s , and will yield benefits to tho farmers a h u n d r e d limes greater t h a n the cost for the d r a i n itself. How docs ,i d r a i n w o r k ? If we put a dry sponge in an open dish and place it in a shower, tho sponge becomes filled w i t h water aud we say it is soaked. If we t h e n make a hole in the bottom ot the dish, the water at once finds an o u t l e t and a large part of it runs out, the sponge becomes l i g h t in color and l i g h t e r in weight and if exposed to the sun, will q u i c k l y dry. Nearly every soil is m a d e u p o f a large n u m b e r of particles filled w i t h pores and separated by small c h a n n e l s w h i c h absorb waler just as a sponge does, and will hold it for a t i m e unless there is an outlet at the bottom t h r o u g h which HIP water may run out. This outlet is provided by an u n d e r drain. Water is h e a v y and its n a t u r a l course is d o w n w a r d ; it enters the drain tile through the openings between the d i f f e i e n t l e n g t h s of t i l e (the joints) and r u n s along inside the pipe u n t i l it reaches the outlet. The water can uot leak ont through the open j o i n t s of the tile because of the earth below and at the sides the ( tile is already filled w i t h water and V a n n o t contain move. Under drains need not necessarily be of tile, withes fagots or y o u n g trees will do. Why not spend some of the county's road money in under drainage?-- CentreviUe Record. JERRY JOHNSON COMMITS SUICIDE. Ho WAS \Ycll-Kiimiii Alont; I h o Cliiijitanlt --MIHICJ M.ttturb lliu CaiiKC. Geraid S. J o h n s o n , p o p u l a r l y known as "Jeiry"' Johnson, who for twenty-eight years was on the Choptank toute, of the old M a r y l a n d Company, and a f t e r w a r d the proprietor of tho Opera Hotel adjoining Ford's Opera House, Baltimore, committed suicide early Friday m o r n i u g of last week at Ganz- houi' A Sheep with llydrophobln. OQ January 15Hi a strange dog attacked some sheep belonging to Mr. Harry Moore, near Groeusboroiigh. Two lambs were killed, and it is supposed fliat the old sheep were bitten. On Saturday last one of t h e old sheep acted iu a strange m a n - ner and later became mad. The animal could not i n j u r e a n y t h i n g by biting, but would s t r i k e the barn or fence, or a n y t h i n g in the way, some terrific blows w i t h its head. Mr. Moore had the siieep killed. H; is entirely satisfied that the beaM WHS mud. C Unroll AlTalrs. Stemons Bounds, contractors, will bo in Deutou uext week to ex- a m i n e the Methodist Episcopal Church and suggest plans to enlarge t h e b u i l d i n g . One proposition is to raise the walls several feet, so that tho maiu audience room may be ou the second floor. This would afford a m p l e space iu the lower rooms tor t h e various d e p a r t m e n t s of church work. Another suggestion is to extend the building back. Tho Methodist Episcopal conference will be held next month at Lewes, a most convenient point for those living on the line of the Queen Anne's Railroad. At Rev. G. Q. Bachhus' r e v i v a l m e e t i n g s in Cambridge there have boon f i f t y - t w o conversions. Rev. II. W. D. Johnson preached in the M. E. Church on Sunday evening. Revival services will be continued at the M. E. Church noxt week. Himey, tho Eloquent li'luli Orator. The silver-tongued Irishman, Conrad Haney, w i l l lecture here on Thursday evening, February 24th. He comes h i g h l y recommended to ( h e local e n t e i t a i u m e n t committee. A l o n z o Foster, the well-known New York manager, assures tho committee t h a t the people will be delighted w i t h the great otator. The Dallas (Texas) He taid says: "He is an Irishman of the Cork type, w i t h a face f u l l oE blarney and belligerency. His nose is a County of Tipperary; his chin is a shill.ilab, and his eyes t w i n k l e as biightly as the dew on liib own shamrock. He looks like a boy, aud he acts w i t h a boy's light- heartcdness. Ou tho platform he is d i g n i f i e d , resonant in articulation, impassioned in expression,, poetical in t h o u g h t . " Tickets for sale .at Blackiston's. ~ , City Hotel, on Baltimore street, where he spent the night previous lo his death. Mr. Johnson had carefully p l a n u e d h i s death and had loft letters to his wife and to Mr. Ganzhorn, proprietor of the hotel. He went to the hotel Thursday night, about 11 o'clock, asked f o r a room, for which he paid in advance, aud w e n t to it at once. He asked for w r i t i n g paper, and m u s t h a v e spent the greater part of the night iu preparing for Ins exit from the world. In order to make his death certain Mr. Johnson drank a large quantity ofc l a u d a n u m , then turned on the gas and laid down on the bed, f u l l y clad, even to his overcoat, and waited u n t i l death overcame h i m . From the time he entered the room, dismissing the bell boy, the people in tho hotel heard nothing of him. They did uot suspect anything wiong until 11.30 o'clock the uext m o r n i n g . Mr. Heury Herman, who occupied an adjoining room, noticed the odor of gas and s u m m o n e d a boy to find whence it came. The odor wns easily traced to Mr. Johnson's room and was reported to Mr. Ganzhorn. Repeated knocking on tho door met w i t h no response, and suspicion being aious- ed, Mr. Ganzhorn had the w i n d o w of the room, which opens on the hallway, forced open. Mr. Johnson was then seen lying motionless on the bed. The body was still warm, and Mr. Johnson had at that timo probably been dead but a sho'rt time. Mr. Ganzhorn sent for Dr. Alexander Hill, aud Coroner Bnddenbohn was promptly notified. In a pocket of the dead man's coat was found a note, scribbled upon a piece of paper addressed to Mrs. Johnson, which read: "Dear Lottie: Don't forget to take the buttons out of my shirt, front aud back and wristbands. They are for Gerard. Let Lottie have the McClanuhan account. I have taken my medicine and can scarcely see. Good bye again, njv darling. There have)beeu lots uot as good as I havebeen. Forgive me. G. S. J." Another smaller note was also found, addressed to Mr. Ganzhorn, which was as follows: ' "Mr. Ganzhorn: Please have my dear wife i n f o r m e d of this a w f u l deed in as gentle.a manner as possible so as not to shock her any more than can be helped. "G. J. JOHNSON." Both of these notes appeared ,to have been written after lie had taken the laudanum, as the handwriting was shaky and hardly readable. "My husband," said Mrs. Johnson, "had been u n w e l l for more than a year--ever since au attack of erysipelas, from which he never recovered. For a long time I have been convinced that his mind was affected and have been worried over his strange actions. He has always been a kind and tender husband and a good f a t h e r , and within the last few days I have thought t h a t his spirits were better t h a n they had been for some t i m e past. Mr. Johnson was a Baltimorean and was sixty-two years old. For the past year he had been employed as a solicitor for the Castelberg Jewelry Company, on North E u t a w street. It is understood that lie had business troubles and was greatly depressed over monetary matters. He was a distinguished-looking man and well k n o w n on the Eastern Shore, as well as in Baltimore. Besides his wife, two children, a d a u g h ter, Charlotte, aged sixteen years, and a sou, Geraid, aged twelve years, s u r v i v e h i m . Coroner Buddenbohu declined to hold au inquest, stating that the case was clearly one of suicide. ;Major .Stnwatt oil SlUcr. Kaslort fitar-Democrat. The Democratic party stands for the Tree coinage of gold and silver; it is a b i m e t a l l i c party--national bi- m e t a l l i s m ; it would f u r t h e r rejoice in international bimetallism, but w h e t h e r 01 not adopted by others the Democracy of ihe United States by resolution iu its last National Platform, w h i c h is the supreme law of the party, and cannot be altered or abrogated by any less authority, says, "we demand the free and u n limited coinage of gold and silver at the present legal ratio of 16 to 1, w i t h o u t w a i t i n g for the aid or consent of any other nation." The Republican party is for the single gold standard, unless other nations consent to free coinage; in other words, although admitting the necessity of the free coinage of gold aud silver, and agreeing that it w o u l d be for the best interests of this country, nevertheless the Republican party opposes it unless foreign nations consent thereto; which iu plain language means that before this gieat c o u n t r y can perform its constitutional function of "coining money and regulatiug the value thereof" it must have the approval of foreign powers. The language of the national Republican platform on this subject is as follows, "we are opposed to the free coinage of silver except by national agreement with the leading commercial nations of the world." The National Platform of the People's patty, like the Democratic platform, says, "we demand the free and unrestricted coinage of silver and gold at the present legal ratio of 16 to 1, w i t h o u t waiting for the consent of foreign nations." * * * * The Democrats of the First Congressional District of Maryland--a District the most purely American in the U. S.--a district that should command attention and wield an influence potent for good, demands the free coinage of gold and silver. Our people are intelligent and pa- tiiotic; they are emphatically an agricultural people; most of them are .students of history and k n o w something of tho legislation of tbe country, and they will permit no man to be elected to Congress, unless ho bo a true Democrat and stand firmly upon, and heartily endorse, the Chicago Platform. It is tlie boldest aud truest expression- of Democratic principles, and Democratic polity proclaimed in the last forty years, and our standard bearer next fall must be an out and out free silver man and a champion of the great principles of Democracy as expounded by our National Couvention. Let the people be vigilant, ' discuss the matter among themselves and see that none but t r u e men be sent to the county and Congressional conventions. . W. E. STEWART. HON.THOS.A.SMITHCOMPLIMENTED. General Sfiyrock i:iccteilTr«-anurer--LeftlH- littltc Notes. General Thomas J. Sbryock was on Thursday re-elected State Treasurer by the.Gcueral Assembly. The Democrats nominated Ex-Serator Thomas A. Smith, of this county, who was their candidate for comptroller at the last election. Mr. Smith was nominated in the Senate by Senator John Walter Smith, of Worcester, and in the House, by Delegate George T. Redden, of this county, the election being by the two houses separately. The tellers for tho two branches--Senators John Walter Smith and Wash Wilkinson, and Delegates George T. Redden and Edward F. Tolsou--theu met aud counted thu ballots. General Shryock had 67 votes and Ex-Senator Smith had 41 votes. The result indicates that three Democrats in the House voted for General Shryock, presumably because of his being a Mason and a Knight Templar. The Ground Hog. Those given to domestic pursuits, The days are g r o u i u g considoi.ibly longer. An Aged iintl lU'spDctvil Citizen Uend. Mr. Robert Jarman died about one o'clock Tuesday m o r n i n g , at the re.sidenco oL' his nephew, Mr. Thos. II. Coursey, near Greensboro, at the advanced age of 83 years. Mr. Jarman has been q u i t e i n f i r m for some months. Funein.1 services ou Thursday a f t e r n o o n , at the house, were conducted by Rev. Aloysius Green and i n t e r m e n t was made iu tho family b u r y i n g - g r o u u d on tho f a r m . The deceased leaves no f a m i l y , hav- i n g n e v e r married. Notice to G rimers I am ready to contract for 100 acu'sof Tomatoes, at {fcG per ton, to bo Uulivi-red at Dun ton d u r i n g the season of 1898. L. B. TOWERS. A Hundred Millions Wasted. To tlio Editors of tlio JOURNAL : Herewith I hand you check for one dollar, subscription to your paper for 1898. I wish you health aud prosperity d u r i n g t h i s new year, and trust you will be successful in m a i n t a i n i n g the underlying principles of the grand old Democratic faith, thereby subserving the interests of the sorely oppressed people of this land. W i t h corn at 30 ceuts a bushel, and w h e a t probably at 60 cents (unless tho crops abroad fail) and cotton at o} ceuts, the agricul- t u r i s t s w i l l have a hard road t o t r a v e l , w i t h t h o tiusts a n d _ t h o pension roll of .$130,000,000 blocking t h e i r way. Cannot you do sonietaiug to have an honest investigation of this pensiou business ·? A h u n d r e d millions off would help the peoplo very m u c h . Yours, BENJAMIN WHITELEY. tillers of tbe soil, woodsmen aud followers of the chase, by careful observance of tho actions of lower animals at certain seasons of the year could predict, weather conditions with considerable surety. It was in this way the groundhog came into special prominence among the pioneers of America. The animal is of the rodent species, between fifteen and eighteen inches long, stout of build and dark brown in color. The groundhog is not partial to " cold, and,- therefore, burrows deep iu the fall of the year and remains in its underground castle, usually comprising severalapartments, until early iu the spring. According to tradition, ho is precise in the matter of dates, as, he is said to return to the surface invariably on February 2, which has, therefore, been denominated groundhog day. He theu comes out of his hole, observes the state of the weather, and if he "sees his shadow" he scampers back to the subterranean home aud remains there for six weeks longer, the indications being that severe weather will continue for that length of time. Iu many places the farm- eis put implicit faith in the actions of tho groundhog on that particular date, and its movements are watched with keen interest. If the sun shines at any time during the day of February 2 the weather forecast remains the same, of course, as if there was no groundhog, but the coujectiue was originally based on the animal's movements on that particular date. Speaker Schaefer on Wednesday announced about half of the committees for the session. Of' those Delegate Redden is a member of the following: Expiring Laws, and Revaluation and Assessment. Delegate Todd is a member of the committees on Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries^ and Agriculture. An appropriation of $5,000annual- ly will be asked of the present legislature to enable the State Geological Commission to co-operate with the United States Geological Survey in the completion of the topographic survey of Maryland, and .also to meet the expenses of publication of the forthcoming volumes of the survey. Through the mediation of the state geologist, very extensive co-operation has been secured with the United States Geological Survey aud other scientific bureaus in Washington, by means of which a large 'amount of money has been devoted to the study of various economic questions in conjunction with the state survey. The United States Geological Survey favored Maryland to the extent of spending 1 $16,000 during the past two 'years, although Maryland's'proportion- of the araountappropriated by Congress would be less than $6,000. The state geological com mission presents a table showing that tbe total value of the mineral products of Maryland in 1896 was $6,206,025. Of this amount $3,192,650 was in coal. It is also stated that thus far the commission has surveyed one thousand' square miles of territory, and that maps are ready for publication. ^ ··*-^- Minor Matters. A meeting in the courthouse at Easton in opposition to high license was held Tuesday. Very few country people were in town. Alfred Moore, of Royal Oak, presided, assisted by Mrs. Margaret Conn- cell, of Easton. Speeches were made by Rev. J. Fizer, of the Baptist Church, andRe'v. Charles A. Hill, of the Methodist Episcopal Ctfurch.' A Dorset justice issued a writ of replevin for a boy, describing the youngster as "goods aud chattels, lands and tenements." That justice's friends' aie now instructing him in the use of the writ ot Jiabeat corpus. ', Walter Vrooman, aged 28,' who married a lady of 47, with $300,000. has entered suit with his" wife to have a deed set aside whereby her brother was given charge of the es- state. Owners of peach orchards welcomed the cold weather this week. Continued low pressure of this ktud means much for the coming fruit crop. DIED. COHEE.--On Monday, January 3lJ 1898, of rheumatism, at the home of her brother, near Ridgely, Mrs. Mabala Cohee, aged 68 years and 19 days. She was a patient sufferer and bore her affiiotions without a murmur or complaint. Three sons and two daughters survive her. Interment took place at Concord cemetery. Call not back the dear departed, Anchored safe where storms are o'er ; On the border laud we letl her, Soon to meet and part no more. Tar beyond this world of changes,' Far beyond this world of care. She shall find our missing loved one, In our Father's mansion fair. --Bv HER SON. Mr. Ward L. S m i t h , of Frederiek- t o w n , Mo., was troubled w i t h chronic diarrhoea foi over t h i r t y years.' Ho- had become f u l l y satisfied ( h a t it was only a question of a short time u n t i l he would have to give up. He had beeu treated by some of the best physicians in Europe and America but got no p e r m a n e n t le- lief. One day he picked up a newspaper and chanced to read an advor- tisisinent of C h a m b e r l a i n ' s Colic, Cholera and Diarrhcea Remedy. Ho got a bottle of it, t h e first dose helped him and its con t i n n e d use cured h i m . For sale by W. E. B t o w n , Denton; Hugh Duffoy, Hillsbor- R. J. Colston, Ridgely. leiy Court. Tho county commissioners have recently purchased ten lamps to be used in illutniu.iting the causeway, between Donton and the Iron Bridge. In s u m m e r time, w h e n the willows are in f u l l foliage, this is one of the darkest drives, and is, from the fact of the n u m e r o u s passers, dangerous at times. The bond of C. Percy Dunning, constable of the Third district, was accepted ou Tuesday last by the county commissioners. --«· ··»·» Orphans' Court Proceedings. Judges Sigler and Orrell were present at t h e session of the Orphans' Court on Tuesday. Not a great deal of business was transacted. Albert G. Towers, solicitor, filed a bill of complaint aud petition for the sale of tho real estate of Richard J. Shields, deceased, and an order of p u b l i c a t i o n to non-resident defendants was granted. To-Night nnd To-Morrow Nlffht And each day and night during this week you can get at any druggists Kemp's Balsam tor the Throat and Lungs, acknowledged to be the most Successful remedy ever sold for Coughs, Croup, Bronchitis, Asthma and Consumption. Get a bottle today and keep it always in the house, so you can check your cold at once. Price 25c. and 50c. Sample bottle free. A few months ago, Mr. Byron Every, of Woodstock, Mich., was badly afflicted with rheumatism'. His right leg was swollen the full length, causing him great suffering. He was advised to use Chamberlain's Pain Balm. The first bottle of it helped him considerably aud the second bottlo effected a cure. The 25 and 50 cent sizes are for sale by W. E. Brown, Denton; Hugh Duffey, Hillsborough; R. J. Colston, Ridgely. Ir Keeps the I'cct Warm mid Dry. Ask for Allen's Foot-Ease, a pow- dei. It cures Corns, Bunions, Chilblains, Swollen, Sweating, D a m p ) At all druggist* and Shoe! . 25e. Sampli- FREE. Address, Alleu S. Olsmsted,LeRoy,N.Yj' Royal nuke* 1h« food para, ·whoiejw* «Bd delicious. Abcolii ROYAL KMtlHO POWWH CO., KCW TOiH.

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