SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 12, '98. Itenjs of flews fronj flll Parts of County Solicited Urjlcr this Hea.l. ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF MAILS. MAILS CI.GSl-;. Â« 25 A. M.-- Via D. C. R. K., for Points North. 7 2O A. M --Via Q.'A. H. R., lor Points West. 9.35 A. M.-- Via y. A. K. K , for Points R.ist. 11.45 A. M.-- Via Steamer, for River Points. l.OO P. M.-- Via Singe, for rrcston. 1 28 P M.-- Via D. it C. R. K... for Points North. 4.03 P. M.-- Via Q. A. R. R., for Points West. G.S2 P. M.-- Via Q. A. R. K., lor Points East. MAir.S ARKIVK. 7 Â·*,Â·Â« A. M.-- Via Q. A. R. R., from Points liast. 1O.OO A. M.-- Via Q. A. K R., from Points West. 11.00 A. M.-- Via btagc, from Preston. H.3O A. M.-- Via Steamer, from River Points. 12.OO -- M.-- Via D C.R.R., from Points North. 4 38 P. M.-- Via Q. A. R. R., from Points liast. 7.45 P. M.-- Via (J. A. R. K.; from Points West. 8.OO P. M.-- Via D.C.R.R. from Points N'ortli. " PUBLIC BUSINESS CALENDAR. CIRCUIT COURT WILL MEET APRIL -i. ORPHANS' COURT WILL MEET MAR. 22. LEVY COURT WILL SIKET MARCH 15. SCHOOL BOARD WILL MEET MAR. 15. THE LOCAL DEPARTMENT. DASHES HERE AND THERE. Herrings are plentiful. There are eight prisoners ID Denton jail. Mr. James H. Nichols is building an addition to his store. Painter House i s n o w painting a business directory of Lewes. Mrs. James Marvel, Buthsburg, died on Saturday last, aged GO years. Travel on the railroad is increasing as the weather becomes more settled. Mr. W. F. M u r p h y on Monday began work on his. now dwelling, on Main street. Dcnton has a half dozen secret orders and all of them are in flourishing condition. Tuesday was another bright and beautiful spring day, and m a n y visitors were in towu. Dr. Norman ',R. Smithors, Ceutre- ville, won the riding- pony, "Denver," at a raffle last week.-- Observer. .Rev. Samuel P. Jones, the world- famous evangelist and lecturer, will be here on Wednesday evening, May llth. Mr. John S. Bozman, who has a number of friends in Caroline, and Â·who for years resided in Chapel district, is dead. John Wheeler, colored, was locked TÂ»p by Sheriff Rice on Saturday last, on a charge preferred against him by a colored girl. Charles Densraore, on whose case a. jury was recently empanelled, has leturned to his homo in Maine. He was thought to be insane sometime ago, and was confined in jnil. Additional subscriptions to the proposed new bank were- taken on Tuesday last, and, it is said, the whole amount of fifty thousand dol- ^lars will be subscribed by next Tuesday. Messrs. Henry R. Lewis and Willard E. West, trustees, will sell the store goods and fixtures of M. J. Cohee next Saturday, the sale to take place at the store, near the Denton depot. Sapp Ranghley will sell 23 work mules, ages from 4 to 6 years, in Easton, Saturday March 19th 1898, at one o'clock^ p. m. As in the past Â·we will sell all, regardless of price or weather I Calvin Hockster, colored, was ar- Tested on a court warrant on Monday last, by Sheriff Rice. The prisoner was charged with an attempted assault upon a colored girl. The case will go to court. The advertisement of G. W. Win T gard, Easton, appears in the JOURNAL today and all those who are interested in threshing or other hind Â· of machinery, or bicycles, should be sure to read. A lodge of Odd Fellows will be instituted in Denton nest Wednesday evening by the Grand Officers of "Maryland. The charter closed with forty-one members, all of whom are notified to be present. A Greensborough correspondent says the council of the Junior Order . of United American Mechanics, re' cently established in that town, bids fair to rank among the prominent * councils of that rapidly growing order. Miss E..O. 'Neal, a young lady of .literary and scientific attainments, a graduate of medicine, will lecture to ladies on dress reform at the Methodist .Protestant Hall on Toes- day next.- All the ladies are invited. See advertisement. It is stated that the acreage in berries, in the vicinity of Goldsboro, has been greatly increased, and the shipments this year will be very much heavier than usual. For a number of years Goldsboro has been a good frnit-ahipping point. Ridge]y is the principal poin t i n the eoun ty, however. Â·On Wednesday last two more arrests 'Were.made in connection with the Boggs robbery in Dover. . The parties accused are J. R. McGonigle, a Dover.real estate agent, and Harry F. Ford, proprietor of the Bayard House. President Richardson, of the bank, swore out the writs, charging McGonigle with helping Boggs steal $2,500, and Ford with $850. Each gave bail for his appearance at court. Some of the up-the-river seines have been hauled this week, and Â· herrings have been on sale in our market- During tho first days of the season the herriug is considered , a very fine dish by many people, and prices are high. The market is soon overstocked, however, and prices become flat. The probabilities are that we will have shad in market in a few days, as the weath- . 0r ha* bÂ«Â«n quite favorable to an ' ttrlj- opening of the fishing seaiou. ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR FRIENDS Many Interesting Items of n SucitU Nature --Feraonal Mutters. Mr. Elou S. Hobbs, of tho Now York bar, was in town yesterday says Thursday's Baltimore Jfews, on business connected with the Holland submarine boat Plunger, b u i l t at the Columbian Iron Works. Ho w e u t to Washington today. Mr. Hobbs is counsel for the Consolidated Oil Fuel Company of New York, which has made several contracts with the Government for equipping torpedo- boats w i t h apparatus for the generation of gas from crude petroleum, the fuel system to be nsed in them. The Plunger has such an equipment but ii disagreement among the contractors has resulted iu delay in making the trial trip required before the Government will accept the boat. Mr. Hobbs was also interested in a will case removed to tho Baltimore courts from New York. He is a graduate of St. John's College, and was formerly an editor of the DENNTON JOURNAL and a practitioner at the Caroline bar. He removed to New STork a dozen years ago, and is extensively engaged iu corporation practice and as counsel in claim cases before the Treasury Department at Washington. Mr. John D. Plummer, formerly one of the editors of the Greensbor- ongh Free Press, in which position he exhibited a great deal of talent and skill, but who was compelled several years ago to seek a climate more congenial to his health, is, his friends will be gratified to learn, doing well at his Southern home, in Asheville, among the mountains. Mr. Pluui- iner is a theatre manager. A number of Mr. J. H. Bernard's Denton friends have given an order to a Baltimore goldsmith for a suitable watch-charm, properly inscribed, with a picture of the court house upon it, to be presented to that gentleman. These friends of Mr.' Bernard take this means to testify to their appreciation of his skill in planning the court house. Ex-Sheriff George H. Berry and his sister, Mrs. George H. Short, visited their father's residence, near Hartley, Del., last week and returned on Saturday. They, with six other brothers and sisters, on Thursday were present in recognition of their father's seventy-third birthday. Those pupils of Laurel Grove school worthy of mention for perfect recitations and good behavior during the last month are : Benuie Howard, Fred Trice, Maud Trice, Cora- Hamilton, Elsie Towers, Harry Howard, Rolaud Howard, and Charlie Trice. Mr. Samuel R. Zacharias, a son of County Commissioner D. J. Zacharias and Miss Rose Stewart Harnish, of Water Street, Pa., will be married on Wednesday evening, March 16th. Judge Henry H. Goldsborough, of Baltimore, formerly well-known in Caroline county, has been visiting Easton friends. The Judge is quite old but still has fairly good health. A marriage license was several days ago issued at the Clerk's office in Eastou, for Wra. B. Perry, of Caroline, and Miss Mollie R. Booue, of Talbot county. Mr. R. A. Braiuard, of the B. C. A. Co., and Miss Lora Downes, of the Peabody Institute, Baltimore, were in town on Sunday, with relatives. .Miss Katie Morris, daughter of Rev. C. K. Morris, and Mr. Harry W- Covell will be married in Wye M. E. Church next Wednesday evening. Miss Anna L. Betson, daughter of Dr. G. W. Betson, of Greensboro, in the guest of Miss Virginia M. Rich, at the Deanery, Easton. Hon. Theophilus Tunis, of Talbot, sailed by the American line steamer Paris, from New York for Southampton, one day last week. Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Collins, of Milton, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Collins a few days recently. Mr. John C. Gooden, of Willow Grove, Del., was in town this week, the guest of Mr-Henry R. Lewis. Mrs. George M. Russum and Mrs. Z. P. Steele spent several days this week in the Monumental City. Messrs. Henry R. Lewis, C. H. Whitby and F. R. Owens were in Annapolis this week. Mrs. W. D. Uhler and Miss Nellie Wilson went to Baltimore Tuesday for a short visit. Mr. and Mrs. James Green, of Marydel, visited Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Green this week. Mr. Winder W. Goldsborongh, of Greensborough, has been visiting in Eastou. Miss Ella Downes was the guest of Tuckahoe Neck frieuds this week. I'reBton. The Preston Literary and Musical Club was entertained Thursday evening of last week, by Misses Lula and E m i l y Fletcher, at the home of their parents, 'Spuir* and Mrs. J. B. Fletcher. Tho evening's program, as given below, from its stirring patriotic n a t u r e , was one of unusual interest: Instrumental music, Miss Bertie Noble; duet, "Larboard Watch," Mrs, White and Mrs. R. I. Leduum; digest, "The Lady of the Lake," Prof. I. E. Williamson; duet, Mrs. R. I. Lednum and Miss Emily Fletcher, Miss Lula Fletclier, pianist; sketch of Francis S. Key, giving circumstances under which he wrote "The Star Spangled Banner," Hon. A. W. Sisk; "Star Spangled Banner," full chorus by the club. The next meeting of the club will beheld at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Noblo on Thursday evening, March 17, when the first part of the Victorian Age will claim attention. Miss Addie Corkran, of Seaford, who for the past four or five weeks has been visiting her cousin, Miss Bertie Noble, returned home last Monday. Efforts are being made to get Miss Jessie Kerr, of Denton, to instruct a class in music here. Mumps, for the last week or two, have been in the family of Dr. and Mrs. J. L. Noble. Tomplovllle. Miss Mary Boyer, of Philadelphia, is visiting her brother, Mr. W. J. Boyer. Miss Cora Smith has returned home, after an extended visit to her sister, Mrs. Isaac Mason. Miss Lizzie Legar, of Barclay, is visiting Mrs. J. W. McKnett. Mr. G. Wash Tarman, of Centreville, is visiting his sister, Mrs. Bowen. Mr. Milton Green and Miss Zella Heather visited our town last Sunday. Mr. Frank Lane and Misses Emma Hall and Topsy Fallowfield spent Sunday at the home of Miss Susie Gooden, at Henderson. Oscar Starkeyand Alfred Temple, of Red Lion, Del., are visiting their parents. Rev. M. D. Nutter preached a missionary sermon on Sunday morning, after which the regular missionary collection was raised, amounting to $37.50. Ralph and Harry Stout and Bernard Carter are on tho sick list this week. Mr. John Guessford is visiting Mr. Benjamin Starkey.' FeilcrÂ»lsuurff. A progressive crokinole party was recently given by Miss Nellie Davis, in honor of her brother visitor from New York. Those present were Rev. and Mrs. W. L. White, Dr. and Mrs. R. K. Jefferson, Dr. and Mrs. G. F. Galloway, Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Davis, Miss Mattie Hobbs, Messrs. Harry Carroll and Feruandes D*vis. A good delegation of our young people attended the entertainment at Hurlock Saturday night. Mr. Will White has takeu a position as stenographer in Newark, Del. Mr. H. B. Messenger was in Baltimore Monday, and visited Annapolis Tuesday in the interest of good roads. The new room ovev the creamery, to be used as a shirt factory, was formally wavmed Tuesday night by a blind man's buffi party and other amusements. Miss Sue Turner is visiting friends in Preston and vicinity. MAJOR W. E.STEWART AND THE NEWS Kxiilmneo I'lcns.intrlos--HiH Title Was Won on tlio Field of H;Â»Hlc. Major Wm. E. Stewart, who is almost as well-known in our county as in Talbot, aud who is much- esteemed by all who know h i m well, has been exchanging pleasantries recently with the Baltimore Netos. In acommimciatiou published Tuesday the Major says: I appreciate the s u n d r y notices, sometimes complimentary, occasionally sarcastic, concerning me that now and then appear iu your great paper. Sometimes I have been mentioned as "Majali Billy Ecclestou Stewart of Arkaiisaw," aud hence, a little 'bit of local history. I get my name from my maternal grandfather, W i l - liam Eccleston of kith and kin to the great Archbishop Eeclestou, fifth in Hue of the archbishops of the diocese of Baltimore, of Judge Eccleston and of the gallant brothers, Lient.-Col. John and Maj. Juines Eccleston (the last two natives of my native county Dorchester), who, giving lavishly of their substance to the cause, followed Howard, Smallwood, Gist and W i l l i a m s iu the thick of the fight, and when tho Maryland branch of tho Order of the Cincinnati wasestablishedat A n n a p - olis in 1783, Lieut.-Col. Johu Ec- clestou was appointed its first secretary and assistant treasurer. My grandfather, Wm. W. Eccleston, more than 70 years ago Register of Wills for Dorchester county, resident at Cambridge, so well and acceptably fulfilled his part in every relation of life that when his mortal remains were borne from Cambridge to their last resting home, at his farm, "Land O'er," above East New Market, 15 miles distant, the great oaks along the route were draped iu mourning by sorrowing friends aud neighbors. My grandfather, Stewart, was a citizen of Dorchester--a staunch Methodist--indeed, a local, preacher of the M. E. Church, o w n - ing more than 100 slaves, whom he successively manumitted when they arrived at a certain age. His was a hospitable homo, and he is well- k n o w n to most of the old ministers of the Philadelphia Conference. Although a man of peace be was a patriot, and wheu in the War of 1S12 the British were devastating along the Chesapeake, a launch, c o m m a n d ed by a Captain Fipps, sailed u p near his home, and m u s t e r i n g his neighbors into a company, he w e n t out'and captured t h e m and marched them to his house as prisoners of war. In entertaining these prisoners a complication arose: Captain Fipps had adorned himself w i t h a colored wife--whether t e m p o r a r i l y or as a permanency d e p e n d e n t saith n o t -- b u t my grand mother immediately relegated her to the kitchin, where, despite the Captain's w r a t h , she stayed until the nest day, w h e u my grandfather sent the prisoners to this town of Easton. Congress passed a resolution recoguiziug and thanking my grand father for his patriotism, and granted to him a warrant for 160 acres of land. My father, James A Stewart, was a circuit judge, living at Cambridge; three terms in Congress--I believe the first Democrat ever elected in this district--afterward a judge, aud died in harness as a member of the Court of Appeals. Every grandson of age, of my grandfather Stewart, of his name, served iu the Confederate Army, as well as one sou; William, who is now and For tho past 25 years has been judge of the court iu HlUsboroagh. Many of the young people of our town en joyed a "taffy pulliug"Thurs- day evening at the home of Mr. Ernest Downes. Mr. Harry Thompson has made quite an improvement in his home by building a long front porch. Hackett and Jump are now in co- partnership in the hardware business. Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Fleming are visiting their daughter, Mrs. Bowen, in Wilmington. Rev. Mr. Lindale, from Sudlersville, preached iu the M. E. church Sunday morning last. Miss Palmatory, of Church Hill, is visiting her aunt, Miss Annie Palmatory. Miss Laura Day, of Patuxent, is visiting Rev. W. L. Smith. Miss Jennie Ilees, of Clayton, is visiting her sister. Mrs. William Flemine, Tuckahoe Neck. Mr. Kemp Bartlett, of the Talbot Times, was in town on Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. George C. Skirven were in Baltimore Monday. School Examiner Stephens was in Baltimore on Wednesday. Miss Mary Emerson spent the week in Hillsboro. Mr. Harry Fields is in Philadelphia. Many School Children are Sickly. Mother Gray's Sweet Powders for Children, used by Mother Gray, a nurse in Children's Home, New York, Break up Colds in 24 hours, cure Feverishness, Headache, Stomach Troubles, Teething Disorders, and Destroy Worms. At all druggists, 25c. Sample FREE. Address, Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y. WANTED.--One thousand cords of long-leaf Pine Wood. For particulars apply to N. H. FOOKS, Preston, Md. The crop outlook ia good. Concord. Mr. William Loockerman is very sick this week, suffering with heart trouble. Mr. B. T. Seeders was quite badly hurt a few days ago iu a saw mill. A piece of timber, which had become caught in the saw, struck him, throwing him a considerable distance. Mr. J. W. Loockerman, of Camden, Del., is visiting his father, Mr. William Loockerman, this week. The sign-board industry is now on the wane. llickmaii. Mr. John Rosser will address the meeting tomorrow morning, and Mr. Norman Vanscoy will assist in the Sunday School work. The Sunday School will open at 9.30 ; church service ut 10.80. On Thursday nest there will be a shooting-match at Hickinan. Live pigeons and blue rocks will be used. The Homeliest IHiiu In Denton, As well as tho handsomest, and others are invited to call on any druggist and get free a trial bottle of Kemp's Balsam for the Throat and Lungs, a remedy that is guaranteed to cure and relieve all chronic aud Acute Coughs, Asthma, Bronchitis aud Consumption, Price 25o. and 60o. GalvestowH, Texas. I have given you a history of name. As for the title Majah, late of Arkansaw, that also is dear. When I left college and was admitted to practice law, my father', who owned a large and valuable plantation iu Arkansas, thought best to soud me there to grow up with the country. I w e n t , and weut up with the country. I entered the Confederate Army as a private--was sworn iu on the banks of the St. Francis river, Arkausans, every man being a stranger to me; was t h e r e a f t e r elected by the men as captain, and again by the officers as major, aud for four years fought side by side with the gallant men of Arkansas, and now, on rainy and dark days, I sit in my office regretfully recalling the brave meu who fell--some in Tennessee, iu Louisiana, aud others who died none the less heroically, iu prison--all martyrs of a lost cause, and hence Arkansas is dear to me. Wheu my good friend, Oden Bowie, was Governor, he appointed me colonel on his staff, aud I, while appreciating the compliment, per force told him that I could not exchange my title of major, earned t h r o u g h hardship, struggle and suffieriue for a colonelcy or major-gonoral of militia, so I deferentially handed over my commission as colonel to my superiorofficer, my, wife who has been colonel, not only oE the m i l i t i a , b u t of our i n f a u t y ever siuco, aud I am still major. So my frieuds, you now see how I came by my name and title, atid although I plead guiliy to thousands of things of which I am heartily ashamed, Iain certainly u o t ashamed of my name or my title. The Milwaukee Harvester Company a n n o u n c e that they have in stock, in Baltimore, Md., a f u l l Hue of repairs for their celebrated light- running Binders and Mo wers. A Iso Ih a t they have iu the hands, of their agents, Smith Bros., at Ridgely.Md., a larger line of repairs for those machines than is carried for any s i m i l a r machines sold in the c o u n t y , notwithstanding tho statements of the agents of other machines, who have knowingly misrepresented them in this particular. MILWAUKEE HARVESTER Co. Levy Court Proceedings. The levy court was iu session on Tuesday last. A letter from the Talbot. commissioners, asking that the Caroline board meet thorn at Dover bridge on Thursday, March 10, was received anil the proposition agreed to. Tho c o m m i s s i n u c i s issued w a r r a n t to Lafayette Wilkinson, overseer, for the f o l l o w i n g loads : From Oalc- hinil school house to Furman's Grove, and the new road from J. S. Ober's to Hackett's woods. To Lawrence Satterfield, overseer -- From end of marl road to Burrsville. To James A. Seward, overseer-Road from Big b r a n c h , at Bridget o w n , to Green's C o r n e r ; the road leading from Powell's gate to Hollingsworth's Corner, and tho road from t h i i Ernst farm to Jarinati's gate- To J o h n Perry, overseer--From B r i d g e t o w n to Oakland school house, aud tho new road k n o w n as the Betson road. To George A. Stevenson, overseer --From Grepiisborough to the Ernst road, k n o w n as Cedar Lane, and the new road across the J. H. Bernard farm to the Gi'ucnsborough-Bridge- t o w n road. To James W. Wilson, overseer-Road from Sanlsbury's branch to Manship's Corner ; t h e n c e to Townsend's cross-roads ; also the road from H. A. Roe's poach orchard to Irwin's Corner, aud the road from Mauship's Corner to Adams'Landiug. The commissioners w i l l sit to make abatements and transfers on March 15th, 16th and 17th, and people should p r o m p t l y attend if any changes are to be made. The ShuiRlitor of Kobliis. A correspondent asks: Who has not noted w i t h regret the growing scarcity of our b e a u t i f u l robius each year? How m a n y have i n q u i r e d as to the reason for this decrease in the ranks of our feathered songsters? To these the following facts may prove of interest: Robins, we k n o w hatch t h e i r young iu these parts. As fall approaches t h e y migrate to the South. Here t h e y are f o u n d iu colonies, and aro h u n t e d aud slaughtered indiscriminately. You will find t h e m offered on score's of market stands for sale; yon w i l l find t h e m served at restaurants, and robins are offered for sale by men aud boys al railway stations on the a r r i v a l oÂ£ trains. I h a v e seen t h e m picked up by tho dozens from under the China trees, a f t e r having become intoxicated by the insipid and overripe juices of tho f r u i t . Here are a few facts, t h a t go to show the rea- sou for the scarcity of robius and answer the question a n n u a l l y asked on the in-rival of spring: "Where are the robius?" Shall they become extinct? I pray not. TJic New Stc.unbniit Line. . The Choptank is to have a n o t h e r steamboat line. It will extend from Baltimore to Greensborough. Some D e n t o n i a n s are said to be interested in it. The steamer Hamilton will first be placed in the service, and will be commanded by Captain E. T. Leonard, who for more than a quarter of a century has been on the Choptank route. The steamor Hami l t o n was recently purchased by Mr. Edward Levering from the Old Bay Line, and has been undergoing repairs in Reeder'sshipyard. She has been put in good condition for the work to bo doue, which will be principally freighting. There aro a n u m b e r of staterooms aboard, however, and quite a n u m b e r of travelers can fiud comfortable quarters. Mr. James E. Byrd, one of the best- k n o w n steamboat men in Baltimore, is,said to be interested in the enterprise. THE DENTON-FEDERALSBURG ROAD. The I J l l l us Amended Introduced by Mr. K e i U l o n -- I t s Provisions. Following is the Den ton-Fed orals- burg railroad b i l l , heretofore spoken of iu this paper. Mr. Redden, who introduced the measure in the house, has amended it as to the a m o u n t of the county's subscription and the location of southern connection or t e r m i n u s : A Jlir.t..--Knlitleri All Act to incorporate the Uenlon and l-'eilemlshiirg Itnilroail Compiny. SIXTIO.V I. licit eiiiicttcl by tliu Genera! Assembly of Maryland, That Kinory S- Turpin, Thomas W. Jom.",, Henry K. I.ewis, Joint II. Vaiigcscl, M. Itate^ Stephens, Charles W. llobb.s, Henry T. Nnltle, William H. Nultle, 11. GooJcc Stevens, Kilw.inl \V. J,iden, Henry 11. Messenger, and James 11. Wright, and their successor.-, in office, arc hcrcbv created a body corporate under the name of tlie'Heiiton and I'cdcrallmrK Railroad Company, w i t h power al any time alter file passage ol tin's Act to organize by calling a ineet- n i K o l the subscribers U the capital slock ut said company, as soon as capital stock to the par value ot ten thousand dollars or more shall be subscribed, which iiicctinK shall elect a Hoard of Directors of said Coinpjnv, nine m number, to manage the afihirs of saiiTCompnny lor the en- sintiK year, or until their successors shall he appointed. SEC. 2. And bu it enacted, That the total capital stock of said Company aulhori/cd to be issued sh.il! be two hundred thousand dollars, divided into sharc-s ol the par value ot twenty-five dollars each, which capital stock may be payable in land, material for the construction and use of railway, and services or labor necessary or suitable tortile use of said Company, according to the terms of the contract between each subscriber and said Comp.mv. and shall be payable in such instalments ns may lie subscribed or contracted for; and as aforesaid, when the sum of ten thousand dollars at the par value thereof ol the capital stock of paid company shall be subscribed for, it shall be lawful to organize the same, and to have and enjoy all the rights, franchises, privileges and immunities belonging to said company ns n body corporate duly incorporated niulei the laws of the State of Maryland. bix-. 3. And be it enacted, That said body corporate shall be capable in law of purchasing, holding, selling, conveying, mortgaging 4111! pledging all its property, real, personal and mixed, lor the purposes for which it is incorporated and shall have perpetual succession, and by its corporate name may sue and be sued, anil may have and use a common seal, and the same to alter and renew at its pleasure--and shall have and enjoy and may exercise all powers incident and necessary to tlie purpose of a railway corporation as created bv tins Act, or under the general l.iws of this" State applicable to such corporations. Sr.e. I. And be it enacted, That said corporation is hereby authorized and empowered to survey, locate, construct, maintain and operate, by steam, electricity, compressed air, or other motive power, a railway ot double or single track with all necessary sidings, commencing at Dcuton, Caroline county, Maryland, on the Queen Anne's railroad, oral a point within live miles eastol Denton on said railway, and extending thence across said Caroline county in a southerly direction to l ; ederalsburg, or to n point within eight miles of I'ederalbburg, to a junction w i t h the Cambridge and Sealord KaiKvay. SKC- 5- Ami be it enacted, That said company he, and is herein 1 authorized lor the purposes of acquiring rights of way and land lor the purposes ol the construction o) its railway, tho location ol its stations and depots, to receive the same by deed ofgift or bargain or sale, or to condemn said land or rights of wav, whether ol corporation or individuals under and in accordance with the method of condemnation prescribed in the Public 'General Laws relating to the condemnation of land for the purposes of railway cor- por.itions; and said corporation shall have power, subject to the approval of the County Commissioners, and of the authorities in any town in said Counties, as the case may be, to use and occupy for the purposes of the construction and maintenance ol their said rail nay, any public load in said County or any street, alley or lane, in any town in said counties. Si.c. 6. And be it enacted, That the County Commissioners of Caroline County are hereby autiionVcd and empowered to subscribe for the capital stock of the said railway company, to the amount and of the par value of eight thousand dollars, which subscription shall be payable in bonds of the said county of the same par value, to be issued and delivered, as the work of construction ol said railway may progress, as licre- malter more particularly set out and prescribed. Six-. 7. And be it enacted, That the question of the subscription to the capital stock of the said railway coinpanv, and the issue of the county bonds m payment thereof, shall be submitted to the voters of Caroline County at the next general election to be held in said county, whether for State or I-'edeml officers or representatives, and at said election there shall be printed upon the ballots after the list of candidates, the words Â·'For railroad subscription" and "Against railroad subscription," so set forth as to give each voter a clear opportunity to express by a cross mark "X" in a sufficient margin at the right of such submitted question, his answer thereto, and the said vote so cast for railroad subscription or against railroad subscription, shall be accurately counted by the judges of election, and duly returned by "them as part and portions of the returns of said election to the Clerk o f t h e Circuit Court of said connly, who shall within twenty days after the receipt of said returns, announce the result of said vote by proclamation inserted ,n the newspapers published in said county of Caroline. An if it appears that ot the number of ballots cast for and against said railroad subscription, a majority shall be for railroad subscription, thence all the provisions of this act shall immediately take and go into effect, and the County Commissioners shall make said subscription and payment therefor in the bonds of the county authorised to be issued in accordance with the provisions of this act. Six-. S. And be it enacted. That for the purpose of meeting said subscription, in case the same shall be voted for bv the voters of said Caroline county alorcsaid the said county commissioners are empowered and directed to issue bonds, in the name and on behalf of said county, in denominations of five hundred dollars each, bearing interest al the rate of four per centum per a n n u m , and payable fifty years after date, with coxipons attached, payable semi-anniially, which said coupons shall be receivable in payment of any county taxes by tho county commissioners oi said county. And baid bonds shall be exempt from county and municipal taxation; and the faith of Caroline county is pledged lor the redemption thereof, both principal and interest. And the said bonds shall be delivered in payment of the subscription of said county for the stocks of said railroad company, as above authorized, but only al the r.ile of twenty-five hundred dollars per mile, for each mile ol railway between the point of beginning and Uederalsburg, when and as the same may be completed ready for operation, which fact shall he established by the return of the county surveyor of said county to the county commissioners, a'ncl which return said county surveyor shall be bound to make in accordance with the true facts of the case. SKC. 1. And be it enacted, That upon the payment of the first hiblnltnent of said subscription on behrdf of snid Caroline county the said county shall be entitled to have a representation in the Konrdof Directors of the snid railway company of two members out of the whole nine members of said Hoard, to be appointed by theorderol said Hoard of Connly Commissioners, certified to the meeting of the stockholders of said railway com- C'liureli News. Rev. C. D. Harris, formerly pastor of two churches in Southern Caroline, preached to the J u n i o r Order United American Mechanics in his church, Ciilvary, in Baltimore, on Sunday afternoon last. Nine councils of the city were iu the audience. He referred to the strained relations bet ween our country audSpain. "We have no use" he said "for those men who are frothing at the mouth against Spain; who are invincible iu peace and invisible in war. If Uucle Sain were to get together about a tugboat load ol! these belligerent editors, take them down to Cuba and let them fight beside the insurgents, in about thrcu m i n u t e s there would be a drop iu the market for headlines, aud the yellow journalism would become very tame. True patriots are quiet, and don't say much, but they are willing to lay down their lives for their country. We need patriots, but we do uot need the spurious kind, who call their country to war and then hide behind the rooks. Be a patriot uot iu lookiug fierce aud using a terrific vocabulary, but in doing good deeds for your country." What is a Presiding Elder? The answer is given by the Peninsula Methodist as follows: "There is .no better way to work our system. It is particularly a diocesan plau of supervision, and a presiding Elder is a diocesan bishop. He is everything to the General Superintendent --eyes, ears aud often judgment." Eev. Albert Voudersmith, pastor, will preach at Laurel Grove M. E. C h u r c h South tomorrow at 10.30 a. m. aud 7.30 p. in. The morning subject will be "The Existence of a God." Iu the evening lie will preacb. about the "Saddest Thing to a Young Man." The Deutou chapter of the Epworth League has uow about sixty members. They have recently rent cd the hall over Mr.' W. E. Brown's drug store, a large aud pleasant room, and will hereafter hold monthly literary aud social meetings. Work on the new Al. P. Church is progressing quite rapidly. It will be completed in the early summer. The b u i l d i n g committee propose to have the ceiling steel finished. Ou Wednesday, the 23d of March, the Wilmington Conference will be convened at Lewis. Bishop John P. N e w m a n will preside. The following p a i a g r a p h has been received from a correspondent who takes exception to an item in our Preston letter of last w e e k : "The imaginary 'badge' which was so elaborated described in last week's JOURNAL, aud which reflected so much credit upon I h e designer, aud correspondent, needs some repairs to render it complete. We t h i n k Latiu mottoes very pleasing, but correct English far more preferable. Had we have had opportunities to visit some of t h e S o u t h e r n States, among rich aristocrats, probably our 'cooing' days ere this would have been over. We wish to inform your correspondent that wheu wearing a 'badgu' is suggested by our own social we will not depend upon her for her past sentimental designs." JSlÂ»lativc Notes. Tho bill to exempt mortgages from t a x a t i o n , introduced last week, was defeated iu tho House ou Tuesday last, by a narrow majority against it. Tho views of Messrs. Redden aud Todd, who voted against the bill, were iu accord with a majority of their constituents. There is talk of a new bridge across the Choptank at Williston, and Senator Mcssick has introduced a bill giving legislative consent to the proposition. Mr. Redden has introduced a bill in the House of Delegates, providing for an index of the will records of this c o u n t y . Cliuiiibi'rlniii's Conph Komedy. is a medicine of great worth aud merit. Try it when y o u ' h a v e a cough or cold and you aro certain to be pleased w i t h the quick relief w h i c h it affords. It is pleasant to i take and can a l w a y s bo depended upon. For sale by H u g h Duffey, Hillsboro; R. J. Colstou, Ridgely; W. E. Brown, Dcnton. elect the remaining members of the said Board of Director-,. Six. 10. And be it enacted, That the said railway com panv shall have power to connect Â«ith any other lnie of railway, which it shall touch or interssct, and to approach orcross snidiothcr lines or line of railway al grade or under grade or above grade, as may be most convenient, and said company may lease its property to any other raihvav company'intersecting therewith, or may lease a'ny other lines of railway connecting therewith, and may unite or consolidate with the said other railway companies, and exchange its slock for the stock of such other railway comp.uiy, so as to merge or consolidate itself in or with Saul other company, and the County Commissioners of the counties holding stock ot the said railway company are authorised to sell, deliver, transfer or exchange said stock in accordance with the terms of said lease, transfer, merger or consolidation, as the same may be ordered or affected, by the lloardof Directors of snid railway company. SEC. U. And be it enacted, That the capital ck of the said railroad company subscribed for said county in accordance with the terms ol stock of the said railroad company subscribed for by said coiinlv in accordance uitli the terms ol this act, sliall'be and remain in the hands of said county or its assigns, prelerenec stock ol said coinpanv being described and known assiich.and shares o'l stock so as aforesaid, subscribed for by sjid conntv through the County Commissioners, shall be entitled to a dividend out of the net earn- )rior to the decla- npon all other I railroad company up'to aiui not exceeding four per centum per annum on the par value of said prelerence stock, which dividend it shall be the duly of the Hoard of Directors to ascertain and declare if earned ill each year, and when and iu case a dividend amounting to lour per centum shall also be earned and declared on the shares of capital stock other than than said preference shares, then the said preference shares held by snidCarolinecoiin- Iv, Shalt be entitled to an equal or pio rata share o'f all dividends that may be earned on the capital stock of said company over nd alxne four per centum. Vnd the property ol said railroad company, mid its capital slock and other indebtedness arc hereby exempted from comity and municipal taxes for the period of ten years from the day of its completion. Six. \1. And be it enacted, That this Act shall take ellect from the date of its p.issagc. tiooil Bonds--Help Them Along. To the Kditors of the JOURNAL: Ou Tuesday I visited Annapolis and had a talk with the Caroline delegation in regard to the passage of an act enabling our county commissioners to pay a p r e m i u m to citizens of Caroline county who shall purchase new wagons with tires four inches or more in width, or shall place such tires upon their old wagons. Senator Messiek aud Delegates Todd and Kedden all expressed themselves as favorably impressed with the idea, and avowed themselves ready and able to secure the passage of such a bill if convinced that it is desired by a good proportion of the citizens. As the session is uear its close there is very little time left for explanation or investigation, but all who have watched the effect of the wide tires recently introduced in this vicinity upon tho roads are satisfied that their adoption would be a long step in the right direction, and should be encouraged by some means. With this bill once passed the commissioners have it in their power to offer such inducements as tbey think advisable, nnd to withdraw such offers at any time if they do not have the desired effect. If the bill is not passed their hands are tied, and we are forced to jog on for two more years, at least, in the same old ruts. Then, let everyone who desires to see t h i s plau tried say as m u c h to t h e i r representatives ac Auuapolis, either directly or by mail, not later than the 15th of this mouth, and not oblige them to say after it is too late, "we could have passed the bill all right, but no one seemed to want it." It seems a very small sacrifice to the cause of good roads to spend a penny for a postal card and take time to write it, and I sincerely hope that a respectable number will make at least that effort to secure this bill. H. B. MESSENGER. Federalsburg, March 10, 1898. THE FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Speculations us lo Ciiiulidulcs -- Complications Possible. A Salisbury correspondent of tho Baltimore Sun, discusses Democratic chances of success in this congressional district as follows: "In 1S96 the First congressional district gave Isaac A. Barber, Republican, 575 plurality over Joshua W. Miles,Democrat, for representative in Congress. In 1S07 the counties comprising this congressional district gave Thomas A. Smith, Democrat, for comptroller 1,682 plurality over Phillips Lee Goldsborough, Republican--a Democratic gain large enough to make tho nomination for Congress of exceeding great intcrosl to t h a t party this year. Mr. Barber will be rcuominatcd by his party aud Democratic foolishness may elect h i m , as it did last year. Mr. Barber will not bo a hard candidate to defeat this year. Whatever the Democrats may do, candidate Barber will have a rough and thorny road. Ho will not receive one-fourth of the Democratic votes he did last year. His opposition to all kinds of civil-service reform, as expressed iu his letters and speeches, and practically exemplified by his wholesale removal without cause oL' postmasters iu small villages, has weakened him. Add to this bis uncertain position on the money question aud his identification, with the McKinley administration;- which is odious to Eastern Shore Democrats, and he stands pretty well shorn of Democratic support. It is also fair to compute that lie will lose this year 5 per cent, of the Ke- publicau vote he got in 1896. It is a smaller percentage of loss than any of predecessors suffered when caudidates for re-election. For the comfort of the small postmasters who are holding over by their eyelids, as it were, it is alleged and believed that Mr. Barber will make no more removals until" after tho election. This correspondent, iu speaking of probable candidates, says that Major William E. Stewart aud Mr. " Harrison W. Vickers are the pioneers of free silver Democracy-on the Eastern Shore, aud the logical candidates of tho party, if the .free silver advocates control the convention; tbat Dorchester will probably send a Pattisou delegation; that conservative Democrats are mentioning the name of Mr. James E. Ellegood as a strong aud available candidate, aud that there are likely to be the usual complicationsin Queen Anne'.s, the stronghold of Democracy. He says: "Iu Queen Anne's there is one avowed candidate for the nomination, Dr. Robert M. Price, a most excellent gentleman aud a sound Demo'crat. Queen Anne's is thought most kindly of throughout the congressional district. In spite of disappointments she has been giving normal Democratic majorities. Last year, for instance, although bitterly . disappointed iu failing to secure a judicial candidate, Queen Anne's gave 600 majority for the judge ticket. But there is tho same lack of harmony in the party about nominations as heretofore. Dr. Price has his Mends, but many Democrats arc for Philemon B. Hopper, and ex- State Treasurer Edwin H. Brown is being considered. A seemingly well- informed Queen Anne's Democrat says he has but little doubt the county will send a Brown delegation to the congressional convention." Subscribe for the JOURNAL. Judge ItUhSiun -for Tax Commissioner. A telegram to the B a l t i m o r e Sun of yesterday said: Ex-Judge George M. Russum has been in Annapolis since last night. His n a m e has been connected w i t h the ofiice of State tax commissioner to succeed Mr. Robert P. Graham, who was recently appointed ou the resignation oC Mr. Thomas J. Keating. Mr. Graham, whose name was mentioned for United States district attorney, says t h a t in accepting this app o i n t m e n t it did not -cut him off from g r a t i f y i n g his a m b i t i o n if he could do so. It is said now t h a t there is strong probability of his being able w i t h i n a few days to attain tho object he desires. In tins case Judge Rnssum will probably succeed him as tax commissioner. The Judge is e m i n e n t l y qualified for the position and he is not objected t to by any factions. A Junior Order BuneOt. The Greensborough Council of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics has arranged with Le Roy's Jollity Show Co., now giving entertainments in that town, to play there this (SaturdajO evening for the benefit of the lodge. In addition to the regular troupe, some new actors are expected to be there tonight, and a special program Las beeu arranged for the occasion. Greens- borough Council is only a week old, and, consequently, very weak Bnau- ciajly. This method is taken to strengthen the treasury, and all who can are invited to assist by their attendance. Tickets are on sale at the usual place, at 10and 15 cents. Tho local string band will furnish uiusic for tho occasion. Temple Lodge Visits lUIHoii. Endeavor Lodge, No. 17, A. F. A. M., Milton, Delaware, gave a banquet Thursday night at which Teraplo Lodge was largely represented, more than twenty members being present. Worshipful Master Thomas H. Douglass, a native Carolinian, welcomed tho visitors with a cordiality which, when so generally extended by all his fellow-members also, could not but -convince them that they were among brethren iu deed and in fact. The lodge work was the first and second degrees, at the couclusion of which the assembled masons repaired to the large h a l l beneath the lodge-room, where the feast was spread. Ample justice was done the oysters, ham, chicken, salads, coffee, Maryland biscuits, ice cream and cake, after which, adjourning to the lodge-room, post-prandial oratory was on tap for an hour. Speeches of various quality were made, aud enjoyed by all present. The visitors were escorted by the home lodge, in the wee hours, to the depot, where a special in charge of conductor Howard Anderson was in waiting for them, and less t h a n an hour's ride brought tuo Deutonians home. Minor Mutters. The Asheville, (N. C.,) Daily Gazette of recent date has the following: "Shackles Stricken From H u m a n Limbs aud Fangs Extracted from. Human Souls" is the theme of the lecture to be delivered at the Y. M. C. A. td-morrow evening at S o'clock, by Col. J. E. Mowbray, of, Philadelphia. Col. Mowbray is an interesting speaker and has beeu styled the later John B. Gough. Charles Sing Kee, a chinaman, and Fannie Griffin, a mulatto, wcro mariied last Sunday in Baltimore. It is customary in marriage licenses to state whether the bride aud groom are white or black. In this ease the clerk who issued the license wrote the word ; 'yellow" after each name. - Â· Mr. J. M. Clark, Williston, has a nico lot of strawberry plants for sale. See .advertisement. Royal makes tbe food pure, Â·wholesome and delicious. POWDER Absolutely Pure SOVAL Â«Â«NO POWDER CO., MW TOOK.
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