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SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 26. Itenjs of news fron7 All Pirts of the County Solicite4 Uuler thi ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF MAILS, MAir.sci.osi-:. 6.23 A M.--Via D. C. R. R., for Points North 7.2O A. M.--Via Q. A. R. R., for Points West. 9.3.1 A. M.--Via Q. A. R. R , for Points East. 11.45 A M.--Via Steamer, for River Points. 1.00 I 1 M.--Via Stage, for Prcsloii. l.SS P. M.--Via D. Jc C. R. R , for Points North 4.1» P. M.--Via Q. A. K, R., for Points West. 6.33 p.-M.--Via Q. A. R. R., (or Points East. MAILS ARRIVE. 7.4B A. M.--Via Q. A. R. K., from Points East. 10.OO A St.--Via y. A. R K., from Points West. li.OO A. M.--Via Singe, from Preston. 11.SO A. M.--Via Steamer, from River Points. 1S.OO-- M.--Via D.C.R.R., from Points North 4 38 P. M.--Via Q. A R. R , from Points East. 7.45 P. M.--Via Q. A. R. K.; from Points. West. 8.0O P. M.--Via U.S: C.R.R. from Points North, ' PUBLIC'BUSINESS CALENDAR. CIRCUIT COURT WILL MEET APRIL 4. ORPHANS' COURT WILL MEET FEB. 26. LEVY COURT WILL MEET MAKCH 1. SCHOOL BOARD WILL MEET MAR. 1. THE LOCAL DEPARTMENT, DASHES HERE AND THERE. Beniah Tharp, Jr., has been appointed teller of Harringlon bank. Mr. H. A. Roe is now ready to contract for tomatoes at $6 per ton. Have reduced all calicoes and ginghams to 3 and 4 cents per yard. Lednuro, Preston, Md. Mrs. Augusta Ediniston, Greensboro, has been granted a pension of twelve dollars per m o n t h . In the JOURNAL to-day T. Pliny Fisher, assignee, advertises a small : 'house and lot for sale in Ridgely. J. F. Lednum, Preston, Md., is offering for a limited time his entire stock of general merchandise at cost. ,JUr..L. B. Towers' ice factory will soon be completed. A large force of carpenters were at work on it this week. Mr. Isaac Freeman Rasin, the well-known Baltimore politician, will sell 1181 acres of Kent Island land on March 3th. Senator Messick's bill, providing for-the appoiutmeutrneut of a clerk to the county commissioners of this county, has passed the Senate. Mr. Harry Pippin, of Marydel, represented Marydel Council at the meeting of the Junior Order American Mechanics at Elktou this week. Mr. John S. Crossy, the well-known comedian, who for nearly half a century has been a prominent figure on the stage, was a visitor in Denton this week. Fishermen will soon have their preparations made for the herring and shad season. Shad fishing has been fairly profitable for several years past, b u t herrings have been scarce. Conrad Haney, the Irish lecturer, entertained an audience here Thursday evening. He retold with eloquent tongue the glorious history of an ancient and wonderful race and sketched the ever-humorons char' acter witb the skill of a master. Delegate Todd, on Friday of last week, presented a petition from citizens of Caroline c o u n t y asking for the passage of a bill to authorize the commissioners of this and Talbot counties to jointly erect a bridge across the Chop tank at Gilpin's Point. A gentleman suggests that the B. C. A. Railway Company shonld show more respect for orderly alphabetical arrangement by designating itself as the A, B, C, Company. It would he a popular and easily remembered corporate title.-Cambridge Chronicle. ·Judge Martin and a jury on Thursday last heard the. case of Charles Densmore, heretofore referred to. The jury adjudged him to be an insane pauper, aud Judge Martin recommitted him to the almshouse. The Judge said the county commissioners had ample authority to send Densmore to an insane asylum. · The Sunday American gives an extended account of the great improvements made in Hotel Luray, Atlan- tic'City. It is described as one of the finest seaside hotels in the country. It is owned by Mr. Josiah "White, who resided near Deuton for many years. Mr. White has been unusually successful aud is said to be quite wealthy. The fifth annual convention of the Sielv'ancf Death- Benefit Association of Maryland and the District of Columbia, an auxiliary of the Junior ·Order of United American Mechanics, was held at Elkton on Tuesday last. Mr. E. L. Melvin represented Caroline Council of this place. Deuton was selected as the place for the next meeting. It is expected that more than a hundred delegates will be present. ^ Delegate Charles H. Todd, of this county, on Wednesday last introduced a bill to amend the local fishing laws of Caroline' and Talbot counties. The bill was referred to the Caroline delegation. Mr. Todd the same day introduced a bill to ·change the boundary'lines of the Eighth district of this county aud *o change the polling place therein, ·which was also referred to the Caroline delegation. Delegate Woodall, of Talbot, has introduced a bill in which all the up-the-river fishermen are interested. It is to prevent the use of twine ·weirs further than 700 yards from the shores at the m o u t h of the Great dhoptank river. The present law permits fishermen to btretctr their weirs to the distance of 1,300 yards from either shore. This nearly spans the river, with the result that few fish, can enter the river from the bay. The Talbot delegation has had .itrong pressure brought to bear on them to secure the amendment pro- \froied by Mr. Woodall't bill. TRUE LOVE LAUGHS_AT LOCKSMITHS. Murrlagcor Mi»» I'lt/hiiRli ami Her Florl- Oliin Lover--The Klopuiuent. The J O U E N A L of last week gave an account of w h a t was then thought to be only the a t t e m p t e d elopement of Miss M a r y E. Fitzhugh, daughtei of Rev. George S. Fitzhugh, of this plaue, and Mr. William F. Padgett, of Sanibel Island, Fla. After the father and mother of the young lady hud gone to Baltimore and apparently prevailed upon the young people to postpone their nuptials one year, Miss Fitzhugh suddenly left the steamer, joined her lover and was married. The youug lady, who was arrested by her father's order on her arrival in Baltimore, spent Thursday night and the greater part of Friday in the matron's room at the Central police station. Mr. Padgett early Friday morning secured a writ of habeas corpus, and, through his attorney, Mr. Thomas Ruddell, proposed to invoke the law in his behalf, lu the meantime, however, Mr. and Mrs. Fitzhugh arrived and secured the professional services of Mr. Howard Bryant. After a, consultation of nil the parties Mr. Padgett agreed to withdraw Ihe habeas corpus proceedings, Mr. and Mrs. Fitzhugh consenting to his marriage with their daughter at the end of a year, provided that in the meantime he could satisfy them that he was able to provide a comfortable home for her. Other terms of the agreement were that the young couple should have the privilege of cot-responding, the lady's father to have the right to read the letters, and that six mouths from the date of the agreement the young man should be accorded tho right to visit the family at Denton and submit proofs of his financial standing. This seemed to be a satisfactory settlement of the differences, and in the evening Mr. and Mrs. Fitzhugh aud Miss Mary went to the steamer Joppa and took passage for Denton. Mr. Padgett accompanied them to the boat and bade them farewell. Shortly after boarding the steamer Miss Fitzhugh made an excuse to leave her parents a moment, and in a few minutes she was on the wharf, joining her lover, evidently by a prearranged plan. They were driven to 848 Edmondson avenue, where they were married by Rev. U. F. Swengel, an Evangelical minister. Rev. Mr. Fitzhugh and his wife returned to Deuton Saturday. The family was much distressed at the outcome of the episode. Mr. Fitz- iugh, who had put forth every ef- :ort to prevent his daughter's marriage, was disposed to make the best of matters seemingly beyond his control. Re said he had no doubt about either the youug man's hou- sty or the sincerity of his devotion to his daughter, but ke did not consider his circumstances would justi- !y his marriage. His most serious objection was on account of the youth of the young lady. The minister said he was deceived by the promise given by Padgett, in which lie vowed to return to Florida, and, in a year, prove himself worthy and able financially to marry. Thus it was that he was enabled to visit the steamer just before the boat left for Denton, and successfully carry off |]is daughter. The yonug man, Mr. Fitzhugh said, cultivates a farm adjoining his own, on Sanibel Island, Fla. He had, at one time, been a tenant on one of the minister's farms. It was while thus near him that Padgett became acquainted with the family. When his attentions to Miss Mary, then fifteen, began they were checked, but clandestine correspondence followed. It was hoped by Mr. Fitzhugh and all his family that when they removed to Maryland last fall they would hear no more of Padgett ; but it was a few days ago discovered that Miss Fitzhugb was still writing to and receiving almost daily letters from her distant lover. She was a student at the High School here, and some of her yonug friends assisted her. Her letters were sent to her friends, who delivered them. It was in this way that all the arrangements for the elopement were made. Padgett is described as a stalwart, dark-featured man of three and twenty, while his bride is dark brunette, vivacious and of pleasing countenance. Rev. Mr. Fitzhugh and his family have made many warm friends here, notwithstanding the fact that they have been in Dentou but a comparatively short time. Mr. Fitzhugh is regarded as one of the most eloquent and learned ministers in tho Diocese of Easton. Federaltiburgr. A well-filled house listened to the serio-comic entertainment given by Byron W. King at Davis Hall, Tuesday night. It was the first furnished by the local Bureau tbis season and was highly appreciated by the audience. Very many of the old faces and some strange ones were noted in the assembly. Work on the shirt factory is being pushed as fast as possible Mr. and Mrs. John R. Randolph and A.. J. Wright left Wednesday for a visit to Oyster Shell Point. The matter of putting artesian well water in tbe homes in town is being agitated. To those who have had to carry water from the town pump or from those neighbors who were kind enough to share their good water with others, it would be a great coaveiueuee, beside adding value to all property. Mr. Wright is having some fine oak timber shipped to Bethel for ship building. Miss Bessie Frataptom is visiting friends in Eaatoa, Frentuu. The installation of new officers of Pi-eston Conclave, No. 221, I. 0. H., took place Wednesday night at Led mini's Hall, and was conducted by J o h n T. Trax, deputy supreme ar- chou of district No. 11. The following officers were duly installed: J. A. Cos, archon ; A. W. Sisk, secretary ; J. Frank Lednum, financier; J. B. Fletcher, treasurer; Jame3 H. Stevenson, provost; W. T. Tuff, inspector; John H. Dean, sentinel; George W. Locates, warder ; W. A. Cohee, prelate ; J. T. Dennis, J. A. Parrott aud W. H. Hollis, trustees. Col. J. H. Douglass received his cre- deutials as sitting past archon. The ladies, as beneficiaries, had provided refreshments, and a warm reception was given to the members of the Order, as well as a n u m b e r of visitors, among whom were Rev. J. E. S m i t h , of Philadelphia, and Mr. A. S m i t h , of Cordova, who addressed the audience in a very interesting and happy manner. Some applications were received, and the indicatious are that a healthy growth of this noble order w i l l occur from now on. The Preston Literary and Musical Club was. entertained by Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Lednum, Thursday evening of last week. The literary program was on the "Age of Johnson." History of the Times--Mrs. A. W. Sisk. Biography of Goldsmith-Miss Velma Hollis. The Works of Goldsmith--Miss Dollie E. Kelley. Biographical Sketch of Benjamin Franklin--Miss Bertie Noble. The musical part of the evening's program was finely rendered by Mrs. S. E. Douglass, Mrs. J. F. Lednum, Miss Bertie Williams, and others. The next meeting of the club, with a program on the "Age of Seott," will be held at the residence of Dr. aud Mrs. J. L. Noble, Thursday evening, March 3d. Rev. W. E. West and family left ast week for North Carolina, where :hey will visit his parents. After the W i l m i n g t o n Conference Mr. West and family will reside at Denton, where he will engage in the practice of law. Mr. Thomas Hubbard, of Chestertown, was the guest of Mr. aud Mrs. W. E. Todd last week. Mr. H n b bard is looking well, aud his m a n y 'riends here were pleased to see him. Mr. J. W. Cohee has been visiting his father, Mr. J. F. Cohee, at Wilow Cottage Hotel, St. Michaels. Col. J. H. Douglass lias again en- ered the drug business at his old stand on Main street. Mrs. Emma Stafford visited friends n Eastern last week. HlLkborongh. The "Lemon Social," which was leId at the M. E. parsonage, was a success. The assembly was highly utertained by the members of the church with choice music and read- ngs. Refreshments were served bountifully. Proceeds at the door amounted to over eleven dollars, which will be used for the benefit of the church. On Friday evening of last week a dance was given at the home of Mrs. A n n i e Jump, in whieh the following participated: Misses Laura Melviu, 5mma Wilson, Annie Collins, Caro Sanlsbury, ' Edith Thawley, Lena Sparks, Pearl Smith, Lizzie Roe, ouise Branford, Messrs. Harry Sparks, Frank Sparks, George Stewart, James Sherwood, Isaac Spark- iu, Loag Thompson, Lawrence Wilson, aud LaRoy Jump. Coffee and sandwiches were served at 11 o'clock, after which good-byes were said. Mrs. Rebecca Flowers, of Queen Anne, dined a number of her Hills- sorough friends on Tuesday last. Mr. Harry Thompson made a trip to Philadelphia Wednesday to pur- hase a stock of carriages. Mrs. Evans, of Sudtersville, is the £uest of her sister, Mrs. Sparks, of Queen Anne. . Miss Laura Melvin, of Donton, who has been spending the winter in Hillsborough returned to her home Monday. ^ » ^ Golrigborongrh. A number of our young people enjoyed a very pleasant social on Tuesday evening at Mr. John Clark's. On account of the bad weather Snuday evening, one of our young men was compelled to stay "over- the-river." Mr. and Mrs. William E. Wilson are visiting relatives inJDover. Among the new-comers in our midst are two boys who have no teeth and can't talk. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Bennett spent Wednesday near Greensborough. Mr. Benjamin Cheffius is on the sick list. Mrs. Walter Bradley, near Hartley, was the guest of her mother, Mrs. William Graham, on Monday. Mr. Charlie Cahall, who has been detained at home for several days with neuralgia, was overjoyed when able to visit the old town again. Miss Addie L. Wilson spent Saturday aud Sunday in the country. Tciuplcvillv. Mr. Thus. Roberts, of Ridgely, has returned home. Foster Clark aud Herman Smith spent a few days in Ridgely this week. Mr. H. Courtland Evans, of Brooklyn, is visiting his father, Dr. Louis Evans, who is very ill. Mrs. John H. Emory, who has been on the sick list, is convalescent. The chicken pox is prevalent among the children in this vicinity. Miss Emma Hall spent Tuesday with her parents. Miss Sallie Cooper is visiting friends in Milliugtou. Some of our young folks received a number of valentines last week. Miss Martha Roberts, who has been visiting here, has returned. Miss Bessie Jones, of Smyrna, Del., who has been visiting Mrs. Walton Jones, hat returned home. VIRTUE, LIBERTY AND PATRIOTISM Junior Order Wcii Artive-- CuIolirtiUon* :»t Denton anil KldRc-ly-- A New Vnniirll. Caroline Council, No. 175, Jr. 0. U. A. M., with its ninety members, celebrated the first anniversary of the organization and the birthday of the Order's historic idol-- Wush- i u t o n -- on Tuesday evening last. The event was a most interesting oue. Marydel and Ridgely councils weie well represented a m o n g the visitors. Masonic Hall, where the literary part of the program was rendered, was prettily decorated w i t h gay flag bunting. The centre pillars were entwined with the national colors, and on the stage, in addition to the other display, was a great ensign suspended from one side to the other. There was a martial, as well as patriotic, spirit about the hall throughout. The exercises were opened by singing "Nearer, My God, to Thee," the choir being under the direction of Prof. James Swauu. Rev. Z. H. Webster offered prayer. The old, soul-stirring war song followed : Thou wilt not cower in the dust, Maryland, My Maryland ; Thy bennuiiR sword shall never nisi, Maryland, My Maryland. Remember Carroll's sacred trust, Remember Howard's war-like thrust, And nil tliy slumbers with the just, Marylaml, My Maryland. Rev. Mr. Webster delivered a pleasing welcome address, and the singers rendered "America," with good effect. Rev. Albert Yonder- smith spoke briefly on "Patriotism," and the b a t t l e - h y m n , "Star Spangled Banner," was sung. After the l i t - erary exercises the guests were ushered into the banquet hall above, which was also handsomely trimmed. Three Jong tables, reaching across the room, were elaborately spread. Here the guests of the Juniors enjoyed the fine feast of fruits, cream and cake, w h i c h had been prepared for them. Tho following gentlemen composed the committee having charge of the arrangements : C. H. Stewart, J..H. PastorSeld, C. P. Dunning, Z. T. Hutchinson, T. F. Roe, H. B. Mason, W. P. Draper, James Mallalieu, C. P. Ramsdell, and G. T. Morgan. On Thursday afternoon Ridgely Council, Jr. 0. U. A. M., raised the American flag over the school-house at Ridgely, with appropriate eser cises. A large crowd of people assembled on the school grounds to witness the interesting and patriotic ceremonies. The march began at the Juniors' hall, headed by the color-bearer. Following came the Greensborongh Cornet Band, consisting of thirteen pieces, and members of the Order, among whom were epreseutatives from the Dentou aud Marydel councils. A f t e r parading the principal streets of the t o w n , the baud playing "The Star-Spangled Banner" and other patriotic airs, the procession drew up at the school- louse, when the speaking begun.- Mr. E. S. Jones, of Middletown, Del., who, speaking as a member of the Order, explained in a brief way its objects and aims. Rev. F. F. Carpenter, in an earnest and feeling manner, directed the attention of the assembled people to the fact that love of country and love of God go land in hand, and u n i t e in the patriot and Christian. Rev. A. 0. Reiter accepted the flag on behalf of the teachers, and delivered a ringing patriotic address, emphasizing the absolute necessity of honesty and purity in our national and home life to insure aud perpetuate our ivil liberty and n a t i o n a l prosperity. Mr. J. H. Smith, of Cecilton, read a paper brim f u l of earuert aeal and patriotic fervor, at the conclusion of which, while the band played, the flag was run up, aud, being instantly caught by the wind, unfolded and above the cheering throng proudly floated. And there loug may it w a v e and fill aud thrill every American heart with love and devotion to the country than which there is none nobler under the sun. Tri-Couuty Council, No. 189, Jr. 0. U. A.M., was instituted at Hillsborough Thursday evening, with thirty-three members. Messrs. J. H. Smith, of Ceciltou, aud E. S. Jones, of Middletown, the instituting officers, were assisted by members of Denton |and Ridgely councils. The following officers were installed: Junior Past Councilor, George B. Stewart; councilor, George H. Boav- en ; vice-councilor, C. F. Sparks, recording secretary, A. L. Duffey ; assistant, E. C. Payne ; financial secretary, I. T. Sparklin ; treasurer, H. M. Thompson ; conductor, E. H. Gale; warden, I. B. Williams; inside sentinel, L. G. Wilson ; outside sentinel, Barton Chance; trustees, T. H. Jones, W. E. Hicks, and L. J. Suead. A council will be organized at Greensborougn nest Wednesday evening. Ilyimon. Miss Sadie Langrell, of Preston, gave a party on Thursday evening of last week in celebration of the 21st birthday of Miss Jennie E. Dukes, who is visiting her from Washington. A very enjoyable time was speut, and at 10.30 refreshments were served. Among those present were Misses Mary Majors, Miunie Lord, Bertie Dukes, A n n i e Towers, Daisy Mowbray, Nettie Hastings, Nettie Langrell, aud Messrs. Will Barnes, Alga Morgan,Clay ton Covey, John Spenco, Walter Bradley, Homer Rice, Harry Majors, Linnie McMahan, Edward Todd, Frank and Charlie Hastings, and Walter Ellingsworth. Mrs. Edith Dukes, who has been ill for several days, is convalesceut. The shirt factory here is closed for a few days. Mr. Albert Andrew is expecting to commence on his new building Monday. Mr. J. Duke» is the contractor. IJnilro til Men i::im|U('Uecl nt I.cwcs. The b a n q u e t given on Friday n i g h t of last week at the Virdeii Hotel, to celebrate the completion of the Queen Auiie's Railroad was a very enjoyable e v e n t . An elaborate m e n u was served. There were 110 set toasts, b u t members of the Board of Trade took occasion to felicitate the promoters of the road ou its completion aud to*congratulutc the people of the Eastern Shore of M a r y l a n d aud of Sussex and K e n t counties, in Delaware, upon the fact t h a t at last they have direct c o m m u n i c a t i o n w i t h the metropolis of M a r y l a n d , the n a t u r a l market for the products of their lands and or- chauls and the logien.1 b.-isu of supplies tor the farmers aud merchants c o n v e n i e n t to the hue of the road. Among the speakers were Congress- mau L. Irving Haiuly, oE Delaware, Dr. W. J. Hearn, of P h i l a d e l p h i a , and Dr. H. 11. Burton. Responses were made by President Wiu. H. Bosley, of the road, Archibald H. Taylor, B a r t l e t t S. Johnson and others. Alfred L. Burton, mayor of Lewes und president of the Board of Trtulu, presided, und also made an address. The guests of honor caiue to Lewes ou a special train from Queoiistowu, Md. They l e f t Baltimore at 3 p. m., on the steamer B. S. Ford, arriving atQueenstown at 5.45 p. m., after a pleasant sail across the bay. In tlie party were: W. H. Bosley, B a r t l e t t S. Johnston, Geo. B. Baker, Archibald H. Taylor, Robt. W. Taylor, F r a n k Ehlen, Fraueis Burns, Jr., Dr. Charles H. Tilghiuan, Philip- L. Cauuou, Henry R. Lewis, I. W. Trosol, Wilmer Emory, Henry P. Cannon and E. H. Maull. At Queens- towti Messrs. E d w i n H. Brown, W. Scott Roberts aud Dr. J. M. C o n k l i n , of Ceutreville, joined the party, and at Blleudale Messrs. L. L. Laytou and Joseph D. Truxton boarded the train, The c o m p a n y will soon begin work on au extensive pier at Lewes, aud when it is completed direct connection will be made by steamer with Cape May, t w e l v e miles across the mouth of the Delaware bay. It is also intended to build a short connection at Lewes w i t h the Pennsylvania Railroad, giving ready access to Rehoboth Beach, Del., and Ocean City, Md. The - c o n s t r u c t i o n of the Queen Anne's Road began about two and a half years ago and has preceded steadily to completion. The line was built in sections, and as fast as a section was completed it was put in operation. Mr. Wilmer Emory, who worked so unceasingly for the load from start to finish, came in for a share of the honors. The chairman referred in glowing terms to the services Mr. Etnory had rendered the enterprise, aud t h r e e choers for him were given with a will which showed clearly the appreciation of the many present. Cliiitiuik Itlvor Dulli-Hcicg. J. Henry Carroll, of Tanyavd, this c o u n t y , the reteran terrapin raiser and shad fisherman of the Choptank, takes exception to James R. Randall's assertion in a recent n u m b e r of the Catholic Mirror that "Baltimore lifts no'gastronomic advantages over Washington except in the imagination. The Southern sea terrapin is just as toothsome as the Chesapeake diamond-back. The shad of Southern rivers are just as large and succulent as Potomac fish. But you can hardly get Baltimore- eatis to a d m i t these things. It is an art study to watch the face of an old-time Bnltioioreau when one ventures to observe thai the Central market in Washington is as good as the Lexington m a r k e t in Baltimore, aud perhaps better." Mr. Carroll says t h a t the shad of Southern rivers may be as good as Potomac shad, but none of t h e m can be comp u t e d w i t h Choptank shad, which are the most highly prized of all shad, not only in Baltimore and Washington, but in Philadelphia and New York as well. Next to t h e m in quality and gastronomic flavor are the Delaware bay shad. There is something peculiarly adapted to the improvement of the shad in the saltwater of the Choptank, and tho fish reaches us just at the season when it is best adapted for the table. Mr. Carroll has ji poor o p i n i o n of the taste of a man who t h i n k s the Southern "sea-terrapin" is us good as tho Chesapeake diamond back. They are "tea times cheaper," ho says, "but the Chesa- peakors are ten times as good. To his mind, and there aro m a n y like h i m , his own impounded and Maryland biscuit-fed turtles are superior to the Southerners. As for Mr. Randall's statement that the whole available world is drawn on for provender of all k i n d s to supply the Washington market with the rarest delicacies, Mr. Carroll turns up his uose at that. ''One of the greatest delicacies in the world is the soft shell clam, or nianinosc, of the Middle Chesapeake. You cannot find that, I believe, in the Washington market. I know y u u can in the Lexington market. And I am sure tlicre never was a Choptank muskrat exposed for sale iu the Washington market. Nor a kint* crab. Both of these are found at the proper seasons in the Lexington market. To-Night nitil To-ittorroiv Night A n d each day and n i g h t during: this week you can get at a n y druggists Kemp's Balsam for the Throat aud 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 iu the house, so you can check your cold at ouce. i Price 25c. aud 50c. Sample bottle free. THE FITTING OBSERVANCE OF LENT Kfv. Course h, l''it/fiii';liS JSciniii'liH--Ollirr Cliur li Ncit s. D i v i n e service u a s held in Cliri.st C h u r c h on Wednesday, both morning aud evening. D u r i n g Lent services w i l l be liehl every Wednesday and F r i d a y at 10.30 a. m. and 7.30 p. in.; celebration of the Holy Coui- m a u i o n every S u n d a y m o r n i n g at 10.30. During Holy Week services w i l l be held every day, both m o r n - ing and evening, and on Holy Thursday the Holy C o m m u n i o n will be celebrated at 7.30 p. m. Rev. Geo. S. Fitzhugli, rector, writes as follows concerning the significance of L e n t : I keep under my body and bring it into subjection.--! COR. 9: 27 The great object of the spiritual exercises of Lent is to bring the lower n a t u r e into subjection to the higher nature. St. Paul, a man full of the Holy Ghost, declares that he was tormented w i t h a feitrful internal war that was c o n t i n u a l l y going on between his two n a t u r e s -- t h e nature inherited from the first Adam aud the nature given him by the second Adam, even our Lord Jesus Christ. At times even ho (St. Paul) cries out in the agony of his soul, "who shall deliver me from this dead body," or, rather, this body of d e a t h ? To appreciate this figure oue must k u o w to what St. Paul alluded. Often, for some notable orime, the Romans would bind a living man to a decaying corpse--bind him limb to l i m b , face to face, body to body, as closely as cords could bind, causing the prisoner to die the most horrible death. But now St. Paul's new nature was alive and powerful, and so the battle waxes hot. Yes, he says iu substance, evBii yet the things ho would jdo he often does not d o ; the things he would not do often he does do ; yea, further, the thing that he hates he often does. He abhors his old nature ; he hates, he loathes it. It is a [nitrifying corpse bound to his new n a t u r e . In his longiug after the higher life he exclaims, "who shall deliver me from this body of death?" So the C h u r c h suys on Ash Wednesday and all through Lent, come aud I will help you to keep u n d e r that old body and to bring it into subjection to the new nature, even to the Christ nature. Satan first tempted our Lord through the fiesli as he fasted in the wilderness and was hungry. "If thou be the Son of God cause that these stones be made bread." But our Lord wielded the sword of the. Spirit, even the Word of God. He resisted with this sword aud said : "It is written, man doth not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the m o u t h of God." And so also our Lord used the scriptures to parry the three thrusts of satan. He said, "It is written, so \ve must be armed with the Word of God, which is the sword of the Spirit to resist the devil." Let all of us who profess and call ourselves Christians meet together and keep this holy season of fasting, prayer and h u m i l i a t i o n , and so bring t h i s body i n t o subjection to the new nature. Union Loil^e, No. 7, A, F. A J M,, oF Dover, gave a reception am b a n q u e t at Ilolel Richardson. Tuesday evening, that surpassed ari}-- t h i u g of its character in the history of Masonry on the peninsula, and took high rank among the social f u n c t i o n s for w h i c h Dover is famous From eight until n i n e o'clock the visitors were received in the maiu corridor by a committee of teu or a dozen of Dover's comliest matrons and damsels. At the latter hour the parlor doors were thrown open, and after au address of welcome by Past Grand Master John A. Nicholson, the musical part of the program was commenced. The Temple Quartet, of Wilmington, rendered in a most acceptable manner a number of songs, and each member of it a solo or t w o , all of which was heartily applauded. Between the numbers on the program were interspersed recitations by Mr. B. F. Bartlett, of Wilmington, and speeches by ex-Coii- gressman Willis, Nathaniel Wilds, Rev. T. E. Terry, E. E. Goslin aud Col. Euoch Moore. Among the musical features was a violin solo by Delia Simmons, a six-year-old. Ref r e s h m e n t s were served from 11.30 u n t i l 5 o'clock. It is estimated that four h u n d r e d persons were present, from all parts of Delaware, and a few from Maryland--E. E. Goslin, of Federalsbnrg Lodge, and ex-Senator Thos. A. Smith, Z. P. Steele, Samuel G. N u t t l e and Dr. Theodore Saulsbury, of Denton Lodge. Fergomil Mention, Mrs. Laura Parks, of Easton, was on Monday last removed to Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, where she will receive treatment. Mrs. Parks is a daughter of Mr. John W. Clark, Ttickahoe Neck. Her many friends hope for her speedy recovery. Mr. Henry H. Harris, son of Mr. William H. Harris, of Atlanta, Ga-, visited several of his friends here last week. Mr. Harris is a successful l a u n d i y m a n , having a considerable sum invested in that business. Mr. Robert E. ilnssel', near Burrsville, and Miss Anuie E. Rich were married ou Thursday evening last at the M. E. parsonage, by Rev. Z. H. Webster. Mr. I. T. Fleetwood, of Tuckahoe Neck, accompanied by his sister, Mrs. Collins,- of Eastou, is visiting friends in SnsSex county, Va. Misses Myra Harris and Bessie Framptom, Federalsburg, have been visiting Miss Alice Dick, Reliance. Mr. and Mrs. *McIlroy Mcllvane, of Wyoming, Del., visited Mr. and Mrs. N. Alex. Hutson this week. Mr. H. K. Tubbs,'of the Laurel Journal, was in town last Sunday. Mr. Win. Massey, of Baltimore, was in Denton ou Tuesday. Miss Mamie McShane has returned from the South. The evening of Wednesday, February 16th, the Rev. W. Y. Bcaven, rector of All Saints parish, and his family were agreeably surprised by a large n u m b e r of parishioners and friends assembled at the rectory loaded down with good things for the ne of the family. After spending several pleasant hours socially with games aud partaking of refreshments, the puests departed v o t i n g that they had had a good time as well as cheered the heart of tho rector aud his wife.--Enston Ledger. On Tuesday evening last the Rev. Geo. S. Fitzhugh and family were agreeably surprised by a visit from the ladies of his congregation and many friends beside. They went laden with substantial things for the rector's larder, and from a wagon outside was unloaded a barrel of flour, baskets of potatoes, hams, beef, a can of lard, large quantities of sugar, eoffoe, etc. After an hour vevy pleasantly spent the visitors bade adieu to the rector and his family. The Reliance Sunday School has been reorganized with L. H. Locates as superintendent; Matthew Smith, assistant superintend"^; Edward Adams, treasurer; Frank Handy aud Isaac Williams, secretaries; Miss Mary Lecates, organist; Miss Jennie O'Day and Chas. Tull, assistants. At Thawley's M. P. Church on Sunday niocniiig last a vote was taken for delegate to Conference, which will again bo held iu Baltimore. Mr. T. Pliny Fisher, of Deuton, received a majority of tho ballots. Members and friends of Burrsville Methodist Protestant Church on Friday evening of last week, presented their pastor, the Rev. H. W. D. Johnson, with a very handsome plush robe and an oak rocker. Rev. Z. H. Webster's subjects for tomorrow will be, iu the m o r n i n g , "Maintiiining a Christian Profession," and at night, "A Withered Hand." Revival meetings are in progress at Smithsou, aud Rev. Mr. Yonder- smith's subject for tomorrow night will be, "Ruined Man." The fourth q u a r t e r l y conference of Cuvoliue M. P. c i r c u i t will be held in the hall, in Deuton, ne\t Monday morning, at 10 o'clock. Tho Epworth League services at t h e M . E. Cluircli tomorrow evening w i l l be iu charge of Miss Sallit; V. Stevens. A y o u u g Macedonian Greek lectured in the M. E. Church on Sunday evening last. Forbargainsiu dry goods, notions, hats and cnprf, boots ami shoes, sec L.eduuui, at Preston, Md. The KnllroBd BUI. In the House on Friday of last week Delegate Redden introduced a bill to incorporate the Deutou and Federalsburg Railroad Company. The iu corporators named are Messrs. Emory S. T u r p i n , Thomas W. Jones, Henry R. Lewis, John H. Van Gesel, M. Bates Stephens, Charles W. Hobbs, Henry T. Nuttle, William B. Tiittle,"B. Gootee Stevens, Edward W. Liden, Henry B. Messenger and James B. Wright. The total capital stock authorized is $200,000. The company is to be organized to construct the road as soon as the sum of $10,000 shall be subscribed for and paid. The use of steaui, electricity, compressed air, or auy other motive power, is authorized. The track is to extend from Denton, or from a point five miles east of Denton, across Caroline county to Federalsburg, at a junction with the Cambridge aud SeafordRailroad. The bill authorizes the Caroline County Commissioners to subscribe to the capital stock of the company, to the a m o u n t of $25,000, the question of subscription to be submitted to the voters of the county. The railroad company is authorized to conucet or consolidate with any other railroad company. enroll MO AjMioliitmojitH. Among the civil lists sent to the Senate ou Tuesday last by the Governor were the names of Caroline magistrates and notaries, as follows: Justices of the Peace--First Election district, Charles P. J u m p , J. It-win Harwood; Second, Simeon N. West; Third, James E. Hignutt; Fourth, Jeremiah B. Fletcher, Francis S. Todd; F i f t h , Daniel W. Moore, Bascom N. Chambers; Sixth, John V. Dungan; Seventh, Aulay B. Smith; Eighth, J. Willard Johnson. . Notaries Public--Jonathan Evitts, to reside at Denton; Jacob T. Mowbray, to reside at Federalsburg. Mr. H. Franklin Stevens, of the Third district, was ou Wednesday last appointed school commissioner to succeed Mr. Edward R. Goslin. Mr. Stevens will assume the duties of his office ou the first of August. On Thursday the appointments of J. Speucer Lapham and Isaac J. Moore, as justices of the peace for this county, were sent to the Senate for confirmation. Mr. Ward L. S m i t h , of Fredericktown, Mo., was troubled with chronic dianhoca for over thirty years. He had become f u l l y satisfied that it was only a question of a short time u n t i l he would have to give up. He had boeu treated by some of the best physicians in Europe and America but got no permaueut re.- lief. Ones day he picked up a newspaper and dianeedto read au adver- l i s e m e n t of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera aud Diarrhoea Remedy. He got a bottle of it, the first dose helped hhnanditscontinued use cured h i m . For sale by W. E. Brown, Denton: Hugh Duffey, Hillsbor- otijjli; R. J, Colston, Ridgely. A PROPOSED NEW BANK FOR DENTON. Thirty N i n p TlumsiiiHl Doll.irn Subscribe)) -- Thohi- Inli-ri-Kteil. There has been talk of a second national bank in Denton for several weeks--iu fact since the election of officers of Denton National Bank in January, w h e n , after a spirited contest, Mr. B. G. Srevens, the former president, was supplanted by Mr. Thomas W. Jones. A n u m b e r of prominent gentlemen, including several of Mr. Stevens' friends, have since been active in arranging for the establishment of another bank here, and have succeeded, it is said, in securing subscriptions to tlio amount of $39,000, with promises of sufficient sums in Baltimore und elsewhere to make up ihe lequirecl amount. It is stated that a Talhot capitalist is ready to back a now bank in Dentou, but the purpose of the promoters, as outlined hy one of them, 13 to have the stock taken by citizens of Caroline almost entirely. In that way they hope to bring patronage to t h e n e w institution, which, some not interested in the enterprise t h i n k , will have a hard struggle, at least in the first years of its existence. The people who are pushing the new enterprise, however, have no doubt of its success. Quite a n u m b e r of the latter were in consultation at the residence of Mr. Joseph H. Bernard, in Greensborough, on Monday last. Among those present or represented were Messrs. Fred. Owens, William H. Deweese, Henry T. Nuttle, Joseph H. Bernard, Thomas t. Day, James D. Neal, Robert Ja'rrell, and Frank P. Covey. Plans for a bauking-house, which is to be located, it is said, on Main, street, adjoining the Brick Hotel, were talked over. Mr. Bernard will submit drawings for the building, which is to be a brick structure, liandsomely finished outside and iu, with a slate roof. There will be a large vault, a commodious directors' room, aud a private room, in addition to the banking-rooui proper. There will be no residence attached to the bank. It is said the new institution will be in operation before the end of the year. Mr. Thomas L. Day will, it is rumored, be the president of the new institution. Subscription books will be opened at the office of Deweese Owens next Tuesday. Obituary. "A Friend" writes as follows:' On Friday morning, February 18, the angel of death entered the home of Luther Walker and took from him his beloved wife. For "many years she had enlivened the household,, when suddenly the light goes out, and a mysterious Providence causes ' the clouds of sorrow to hang heavily ou us. It is the taking.of these flowers that wrings the friends' hearts and fills the husband's life with sadness. Love, however strong, does not stay the hand of death. God's ways are not our ways, and are, past, finding out, and though tffe grief which comes to us at times seems greater than we can bear, we must bow aud kiss the rod which smites us. Sympathy, such as words can never express, goes out to the lieart-strickeu friends in this hour of jrief. May the bereaved put their hand iu God's and say,'her God shall be my God, and by His'grace we will meet her smiling face. Caroline's Brlgrht I'upile. Greensboro--Lena Lewis, Clara Plummcr, Annie Stevenson, Rose Satterfield,Edith Clark, Maud Snowden, Bessie Knoz, Howard Pritchett, aud Madge Zacharias. Furman's Grove -- Washington Dunkelberger, Nora Ritchey, Otis Towers, Josephine Willoughby, Minnie Bloxtou, and Ina Ritchey. Lidcn's--Matthew Lawless, Linda Liden, Nettie Haymon, TinA Fountain, and Delia Peters. Gravely Branch -- Estella Meredith, Mary Towers, Roland Towers, Mark Breeding, and Mabel Williams. Hickory Hill -- Charles Handy, . Claude Wheatley, Elsie Niel, May Noble, and Elsie Noble. --«*«*«i 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 liave used it because when properly prepared it tastes like the finest coffee but is free from all its injurious properties. Grain-O aids digestion and strengthens the nerves. It is not a s t i m u l a n t but a health builder, and children, as well as- adults, can drink it with great-benefit. Costs about i as much as coffee. 15 and 25c. Coming EvontH, Etc. Mrs. Smilax--Henry, I really be- ieve Freddy is going to be a doctor when grown up. I heard him tell Vlary that she must be care'ul of icr health, and that pie was considered h u r t f u l . Mr. Smilax--It looks to me as iough he is more likely to become lawyer. I noticed 1that he had two pieces of pie at supper ' last veuing.--Boston. Trarueript. Royal makes the food part, wholesome and dellcloui. Absalutel/ Pure ROVAl BAKINd POWOEH CO., H«W YOBK. IN FW SPA PERI iKWSPAPFRr

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