Denton Journal from Denton, Maryland on March 26, 1898 · Page 3
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SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 2G, '98. Herns of News fronrj Ail-Parts of the County Solicited Unlertbis Hej.4. ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF MAILS. C.37 A. It.-- Via D. C. R. R., for Points Xorth. C.57 A. M.-- Via Q. A. R. R., for Points West. O.30 A. St.-- Via Q. A. R. R , for 1'ouits Kast. 11.4i A. M.-- Via Steamer, i'or River Points. l.OO P. M.-- Via Stnpre, for Preston. 1.B8 P. SI.-- Via D. C R. R , for Points North. 4.-10 P. M.-- Via Q. A. R. R., for Points West. O.-1U p. M.-- Via y. A. R. R., for Points Knst. MAILS ARRIVE. 7.37 A. M.-- Via Q. A. U. R., from Points liast. 10.00 A. M.-- Via Q. A. R K., from Points West. ll.OO A. M.-- Vm Mage, from Preston. 11. SO A. M. -- Via Steamer, from River Points 12.00 -- M.-- via D .C.K.R., from Points North. C.1O p. M.-- Via Q. A. R. K.., from Points Hast. 7.10 P. M.-- Via g. A. R. R.: from Points Webt. 8 OO P. M.-- Via U C R R. from Points North. PUBLIC BUSINESS CALENDAR. CIRCUIT COURT WILL MEET APRIL 4, ORPHANS' COURT \VILL MEET MAR.29. LEVY COURT WILL MEET MARCH 29. SCHOOL BOARD WILL MEET APRIL 5. THE LOCAL DEPARTMENT, DASHES HERE AND THERE. Carpenters, bricklayers and painters are busy. The Circuit Court will meet on Monday week. There was an excursion to Baltimore on Thursday. Aleaid Flowers, of FederaUburg, has been granted a pension. Judge Knssnin is grading and beautifying 1 the grounds about his home. Contreville now lias a lodge of Junior Order Uuited American Mechanics. Mr. "Win. D. Uhler is supplying Delaware towns with many thousands of bushels of shells. Ex-Congressman Joshna "W. Miles and others will establish a clothing factory at Princess Anne. Should the tomato crop this year be large the pack of the peninsula canneries will be very large. Persons sending communications to this paper should always sign their names, not for publication but as an evidence of good faith. The school commissioners were in session on Tuesday last. Very little business, other than the passing of colored teachers' reports, was transacted. Read the advertisement of Mr. H. M.Thompson. Hebasan announcement of interest to those who have wagons or harvesting machinery to purchase. Ladies, don't fail to arrange to visit the opening of millinery al I. " J. Mcllvane's Tuesday and Wednesday, 20th and 30th. The public is cordially invited. Baggage Master Clifton, of the Queen Anne's Railroad, a few days ago received an ugly cut over the 'left eye b y ' b e i n g thrown against the safe in the baggage car. A local wag, making light of the ·war talk, says he will have to form _the "Cautious Company," in order that the belicose spirit of the town may be properly recognized. Mr. Tilgbman Harvey, the enterprising ^Burrsville merchant, has put in a large line of carpets, oil cloths, straw mattings, rugs, etc. See advertisement in another column. A freight ciir attached to the regular mail, and passenger-train, eastbound, on the Queen Anne's Railroad, was ^derailed near Hillsboro on Tuesday last, and service was delayed nearly an hour. Several men will be added to the section gang of the Queen Anne's Railroad on Monday, so as to .get the road bed in fine shape before the opening of tUe summer excursions to Rehoboth and Cape May.--Milton Times. Richard Nichols, the barber, was struck a heavy blow with a brick on Friday night of last week. He was knocked almost senseless, and his face and head badly bruised. Norman Bordley, colored, was his assailant. Nichols Son. at Denton Bridge, 'will soon have their additional storeroom completed and filled with goods. Their trade grows, their ·methods being popular. See their spring advertisement elsewhere in this* paper to-day. Mr. A. T. Porter, Burrsville, will open on Thursday next, 31st, a full line of spring millinery and,trimmings. This department is'in charge of ; an ^experienced milliner from Armstrong, Cator Go's. All are invited to attend the opening. The acreage of strawberries in the ·vicinity of Bridgeville is greater than any 'other jvicinity on , the Peninsula. A prominent farmer says with, a good yield of berries this season from twenty to twenty-five cars of the f r u i t will be daily shipped from that station. The next meeting of the Preston literary and'Musical Club wilt bo held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. "William H. Hollis on the evening of the 31st inst. The last meeting of club was postponed on account of so much sickness among the officers and those on duty for the evening. -. The teacher and pupils 'of Thawley's school will give a box social on Friday night, Aprillst,if favorable, if not, on Saturday night, beginning at 8 o'clock. Ice cream and cake ·will be served. The public is cordially invited. The proceeds are for the benefit of the school library. .John Wilson, colored, from the First district, was locked up on Thursday night last by Sheriff Rice. The prisoner had been convicted on charge 'Vkf stealing an overcoat, and sentenced to three months in the House of Correction by Magistrate Jump, of Henderson. Constable Comegys took Wilson over ; yes- 4«rday morning. MORE ROAD SUPERVISORS APPOINTED o A Number of AtUlitluiml Warrants Tssucd --Dover ISridgo Improvements. The eoiinty conimissionersonTuos- day last approved the bond of John A. Comcgys, heretofore appointed constable for the First district. Road warrants were issued to the following supervisors, with roads as designated : Samuel J. Bilbrough--Greensbor- ough to Whitcleysburg; Greensbor- ough to Delaware line, via Boyce's M i l l ; Gravely Branch to Sand town ; Lowe's school house to Erwin's Chapel. Johu Stevens--Ringgold's Green to Delaware line ; Hickman to Thomas Pritchett's; Hickman to T. M. Todd's, and road between F. Noble's and T. Meluney's farms. Thomas M. Todd--From Ringgold's Green to Andersontown ; from Pool's Mill to the cross-roads by William J. Williamson's; Audersontowu school house to T. M. Todd's. Ora Carroll--Road from Hickuiau and Pritchett road, via church, to H. F. Stevens'; from corner of W. H. Deeu's farm to Hickman c h u r c h , via W. A. Liden's; from W. A. Liden's to C. Higuutt and Smithville road. Janies Morgan--Smithville t n ' t h o Delaware line, via C- R. Neal's. Edward Meredith--Delaware line, j via Bloomery c h u r c h , to corner of Meredith farm ; thence via Suiitli- ville to Delaware line, over Draper's bridge. George T. Musselman--Marydci to Templeville ; Delaware line to Templeville school house ; thence from Daniel Dowues' through E. J. Stafford's farm to Templeville road ; Ml. Zion to Marydel; Burnt school honso to Mt. Zion and Templeville road. William G. L u m b -- T e m p l e v i l l e school house to Cleve's forks ; Templeville school house to Mt. Zion church ; Keeue's cross-roads to Mt. Zion church. Thomas Watson--West end of Cornelius road, and two cross roads i n - tersecting same. William H. Bickling-- Mt. Zion new road to meet Mr. Watson ou the Cornelius road ; Connelly road from W. W. Rickards' house to Daniel Gooden's; theuce new road from Mt. Zion'to Henderson. William H. Casho--Henderson to Melville; Tate's to Mt. Zion ; Melville to the Caulk road. Thomas Bickling--Melville to McKnatt's saw m i l l ; Caulk's Corner to the Hollingsworth road. Samuel Bickling--Charles Lewis bridge; Queen Anne's liue to Diggans' gate ; Nick Thomas' to George WIllMtnil. There will be a lecture called "Lights und Shadows of a Great City," by Mr. Victor Rotnaine Allen, at W i l l i s t o n M. E. Church, March 29th, for the benefit of the Epworth League. The l e c t u r e is said to be very fine. It is illustrated by beauti- f u l pictures w i t h mechanical effects. Then follows scenes iu Venice, Rome, and history, closing with a good n i g h t chi'oniatiopo. Members and friends of Williston charge visited tho parsonage on S a t u r d a y night last, taking with them m a n y tokens of their appreciation of t h e i r pastor, who has ministered to them d u r i n g the past year, and tilso of the h i g h regard in w h i c h they hold his f.uuily, they h a v i n g enilearc'l themselves, to all who k n o w them. The evening passed pleasantly in conversation m u s i c and singing, after which refresh- m e n t s wore served. There was a short address by Mr. Elias W. Williamson, w h i c h wasfeelinglyrospond- etl to hy tho pastor, Rev. F. J. Cochran, a f t e r w h i c h there was singing of the b e a u t i f u l h y m n , "God be W i t h You 'til we Meet Again," and prayer by the pastor. All left for their homes, h a v i n g spent a very pleasant evening. .Miss Georgia, Stevens has been visiting friends in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. Mr. Walter Kelley, of Philadelphia, is visiting his mother, Mrs. William F. Liden. The return of their pastor, Rev. F. J. Coclirau, has been asked for by tho members of Williston charge. 1'cinplcvlllc. Last Saturday week, Marydel's third base-ball nine came over to play ouv boys and were defeated by a score of 2!) to 4. Last Saturday our boys returned the game and again defeated them, by a score of 15 to 11. Our ball players deserve credit as t h e y play excellent ball, tiinacy between Shoemaker and Mrs. A FORMER RESIDENTOF THIS COUNTY Klll»:t Man In Inilinna, :in«l SurreiHlcri, to llio SIiorilT. John T h a w l e y is locked up in the c o u n t y j u i l of H e n r y county, lud., at New Castle, charged with tho w i l - ful aud deliberate m u r d e r of R u f u s Shoemaker, at S u l p h u r Springs, a small village near New Castle. The accused man is a- sou of John Thawley, a farmer residing near Hillsborough, in this county,"and is remembered by m a n y of our citizens as a q u i e t , industrious young man, and one whom it is difficult to imagine as the perpetrator of the crime with which he is charged, except u n d e r the greatest provocation. About twenty-five years ago y o u n g Thawley went to Indiana, where ho married and engaged in farming. While he was visiting relatives in Queen Anne's county his wife died, leaving one child. He afterwards married the woman, who, if his statements are correct, was the causO of his u n doing. The accused party has a large f a m i l y connection in this and adjoining counties. The following account of tho tragedy is taken from the New Castlo Democrat of March 4: R u f u s Shoemaker was murdered ou Wednesday morning, March 2nd, by John Thawley. The tragedy happened about a mile south and two miles west of S u l p h u r Springs. Shoemaker was shot through tho head by a ball from n 38 calibre b u l l dog revolver. Tho first news of: tlie m u r d e r that reached there, or anywhere, was brought by Thawley himself. About noon on Wednesday, he rode horseback up to the jail, hitched his horse aud knocked at the door. Sheriff James opened it and there stood John Thawleyf who said that he had shot R u f u s Shoemaker and left'him for dead iu the middle of the road. The motive he said, was partly in self-defenso and partly to avenge wrong done his family -on account of the undue in- Dukes' corner, known as the James Graham road; new road through Burnite land, known as the Alex. McKnatt road. George Watling -- From Kinnamon's Corner to the Hardcastle drier; Castle Hall to the school house at Goldsborough, via Mat. Green's. · T.- K. Bartlett--Road beginning at Moffett's Mill road to Goldsborougb; Old Town branch to Mrs. Morris' gate, thenee to Goldsborough; thence to Castle Hall; thence to Hollingsworth's Corner. Robert Pippin--Burntsetiool house to Castle Hall, via Henderson, and all roads east of railroad from Goldsborough school house to Sandy Island bridge, and from Henderson to Delaware line. - The Talbot county commissioners, accompanied by their counsel, Col. J. C. Mulliken, and Clerk Stewart, came to Denton on Thursday last, and with the Caroline board, Attorney Albert G. Towers and Clerk Green, considered plans for the rebuilding of Dover bridge. Civil Engineer Mcllvaine, of Chambersburg, Pa., representing an iron bridge company, was also present. The commissioners had before discussed the improvement. President Trax, of the Talbot board, submitted statistics which showed that the day of the wooden bridge has passed. Over twenty-eight thousand dollars in ro- pairs have been expended in the last twenty years to keep Dover bridge in order, and d u i i n g much of this time the structure has been in poor condition. It was, shown that an iron bridge, in three spans of 108 feot each, could be built for $7,000 to $9,060. The fourth span, on tho Talbot side, still being solid, need not be replaced at this time, but should be put in thorough repair. It was agreed that the work should be done according to a plan submitted by Mr. Mcllvaine, and the Talbot commissioners will receive bids for the work u n t i l tho 12th of May. The new structure will be completed by September 1st. » · tm Jncob Tome's Will. The late Jacob Tome left an estate valued at five million dollars. To his widow he bequeathed his railroad and bank securities, valued at $1,000,000, his handsome residence, the family plate, the paintings and engravings and the horses and carriages; to Peter E. Tome; his nephew. $50,000;-to W. W. Hopkins, his private secretary, $5,000; to relatives and employes, various sums; to the Tome Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church, an annuity of $1,500; to Hopewell cemetery, an a n n u i t y of $800, and to the Jacob Tome Institute, the [residue of the estate. At this w r i t i n g tho following are on the the sick list: J. H. Emory, Samuel H.Fluharty, Edgar McKnett, Presley D. Stout, Miss Kathleen S. Carter and Miss Mary Knotts. Mr. Clinton Roberts'and wife, of Ridgely, spent Sunday with Mr. N a t h a n i e l Bowen. Mr. Jnines Knotts and wife, of Sudlorsville, spent Sunday with Mrs. Kate Knotts. Mr. Alfred Temple and brother, Davis, visited Ridgely last Sunday. Mr. James Temple, of Wilmington, visited his f a t h e r last week. Miss Viva Lane is visiting friends in Baltimore. To Our Friends nncl Patrons. We will make our annual display of spring millinery and dress goods March 31st and April 1st. As a guarantee of satisfaction we simply say we will do as well by you as we have clone in the past--even better. Our stock is much larger, better selected, will be sold cheaper. Our trimmer the best I The public cordially invited. C. B. GEORGE, Oreensborougb, Md. Itliirytlcl. Miss Zellah Heather entertained u n u m b e r of her friends very pleasantly a few evenings ago, in honor of her guest, Miss Wilson, of Goldsborough. Misses Zellah Heather and Cora Pippin spent Saturday and Sunday as the guests of Mrs. B. H. Emory, at Tompleville. Our minister, Rev. M. D. Nutter, is u n a b l e lo attend confereucs on account of the illness of his wife. Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Green, of Denton, spent Monday with Mr. and Mrs. James Green. The railroad m.oii are now putting in a side track for the cannery of J. W. Boyer. Miss Mary Boyer is spending some t i m e with her brother in Temploville. Mr. Milton C. Green spent part of this week with Dovor friends. Miss Sara V. Heather is visiting in the Quaker City. Another Swindle. A new graft has turned up in Maryland for which the farmers should be on their guard. A smooth- tongued rascal comes along with seed oats to soil. There is nothing common ,about these oats. They are the biggest, brightest and heaviest oats that ever grew out of the ground. He sells half a bushel for $5 and to show that he has confidence in them agrees to take all the farmer will raise from them at a dollar a bushel. One farmer who was won by his talk signed an agreement to deliver him twenty-five bushels. Ho bus been t h i n k i n g over it of late, and is now fearful that the alleged contract will sooner or later turn up in t h e form of a note; and it doubtless w i l l . Gnrcy's. Mr. and Mrs. M. Garey entertained Mrs. A n n a Meckins, Mrs. Frank Towers and Miss Bertye Schaube on Thursday of last week. Mr. and Mrs. Rix Garey and children spent S u n d a y witli Mr. and Mrs. Claude R.nvliugs, near Sandtown. Master W. Matthew Garey, little son of Mr. William H. Garey, had his finger severely crushed iu the cogs of a clothes wringer on Monday last.- Miss Jeaunio Garey has been vis- i t i n g Miss Bertye Schaube, at White- lleysburg. Mr. Rolaud Cooper, who has been s, t r a v e l i n g agent in the West, has returned to his home, near Whiteleysburg-. Concord. Quite a lot of our citizens attended tho Chestnut Grove Church on Sunday last to hear the Rev. Mr. White deliver his farewell sermon- Mr. J. L. Nichols has torn down his old barn and is p u t t i n g up a new structure in its place. The gypsies pulled stakes and departed from our neighborhood on Friday of last week. We are informed they are now located near the Almshonse. Tho man who puts his spring clothes on s i m p l y because of a liltle mild weather in March is an uncompromising candidate for quiniue or a tombstone. Thawley. He was given his dinner and locked up. Later in the day Sheriff James, Prosecutor Steele and Coroner Seward wont to the scene of the murder. The facts learned there did not at all agree with the prisoner's statements. An inquest was held which gave the affair a very dark aspect and looked more like cold-blooded murder. From tho testimony and state- mcuts made by neighbors, Shoemaker left home about 10 o'clock to walk to Joe Trout's, a half mile oust, to buy a horse. He passed Thawley's house, which is not more than thirty or forty rods east of his o w n . Thawley was working around tho bam and saw him pass. He w e n t at once to the house and got a revolver out of a trunk and placed the weapon in his pocket. A half or throe quarters of an hour later Shoemaker came walking back from Trout's, having failed to buy t h e horse. Thawloy went out to meet him and says they at once commenced talking about their family affairs. Thawley had a written confession from his wife, who is about to be confiued, saying that sho had been i n t i m a t e with Shoemaker and t h a t he was the father of her unborn child. She afterwards stated thitt only once did she have illicit relations with the murdered m a n . Mrs. Thawley saw her husband go to the road and intercept Shoemaker and through the window saw tho whole proceeding. The men argued a few minutes but used their arms no more than to make gestures. She could not hear the conversation. Finally the argument became more heated and Thawley drew his revolver and fired two times. The first shot missed, but the second Lit Shoemaker in the right temple and passed through his head. Ho fell in the road unconscious, and with tho blood streaming from the w o u n d . Thawley t h o u g h t him dead and went immediately to the stable, put a bridle on a horse and started to New Castle at a good speed. Mrs. Thawley was the only witness of the tragedy and she did not give the .alarm. Two hours later Francis Miller and Samuel Fadely came along on a log wagon and saw the body lying in the trnrek where it fell. iVheu they reached him life was still there but his breath was coming in gasps nnd in five t n i n u l e s t i m e he was dead. -\ Cli. iriii for Archil eel l!urn:ml. Joseph II. Bernard, Esq.,of Greens- borough, was in t o w n on Thursday a f t e r n o o n lust, and while liero was presented u i t l i a, veiy neat gold w a t c h - c h a r m by citizens of Dentou, who met l i i m in t h e office of the school commissioners. Q u i t e a n u m - ber of gentlemen wore present. School Examiner Stephens, on behalf of the citizens, made the pre- s e n t a t i o n speech in well-chosen words, speaking w a r m l y of the appreciation w i t h w h i c h Mr. Bernard is regarded by our people, aucl of the general a d m i r a t i o n which has been often expressed For the good work performed in designing and b u i l d i n g I b e court house. Mr. Henry K. Lewis s u p p l e m e n t e d Mr. Stephens' remarks, a l l u d i n g to the fact t h a t t h e people, a f t e r h a v i n g h a d t « o years lo consider w h a t had been d o n e , wore not at all disposed lo f i n d a n y f a u l t w i t h their p u b l i c b u i l d i n g , but were i n c l i n e d to ad- m i r e it more and move. It was, t h e n , not a feudden i m p u l s e iv!m-h prompted t h e g i f t , and the speaker hoped it w o u l d be received as an end u r i n g expression of the g r a t i t u d e of (ho people. Responding, Mr. Bernard thanked his friends heartily. He said he w o u l d cherish the m e m e n t o , aud at last hand it down to posterity. Before t h e p l a n n i n g and erection of I lie c o u r t house, Mr. Bernard said ho had not been a fre- q u e n t visitor to D e u t o n , but since t h a t work began lie had become well a c q u a i n t e d hero, and m u c h attached to the people. The charm, which was examined by all present, is of solid gold. It bears ou one side a p i c t u r e of t h e court house, (ho date of its c o n s t r u c t i o n aud Iho name of the a r c h i t e c t ; on tho other side is the presentation inscription. (,'lnu-cli Itliil tcrs. Tho .'!0th a n n u a l session oE the W i l m i n g t o n Methodist Episcopal Conference w a s o p e n e d i n Lewes M. E. c h u r c h on Wednesday morning last ;it half-past oight o'clock. One h u n d r e d and twenty-seven members aucl 11 candidates for membership responded to the roll-call. A. S. Mowbray was elected secretary, and named W. A. Wise, Z. H. Webster aud J. D. Rigg as his assistants. C. A. Grise was elected treasurer, and he named his assistants and W. R. Mowbray was chosen statistical secretary, and he likewise named his assistants. In his sermon on Sunday e v e n i n g last Rev. Z. H. Webster referred to his pastorate here for the last four years and the work accomplished in that time. He expressed tho hope t h a t all m i g h t enjoy a still closer walk w i t h God as t i m e passes. It is uncertain whether Mr. Webster will be r e t u r n e d to Dentou next year. Bishop P.arct, of the Protestant Episcopal C h u r c h , has issued special i n s t r u c t i o n s to tho clergy of his dio- jjose to keep their sermons free from war talk and politics. Tho Georgetown Circuit Methodist Protestant C h u r c h has invited the Rev. J. II. S. Ewell to r e t u r n as pastor next conference year. Rev. C. D. Harris, pastor of Calvary M. E. Church South, Baltimore, preached his f a r e w e l l sermon last Sunday nigiit. Kent Island Methodist Protestant C h u r c h has invited the Rev. E. S. Fc-oks to return as pastor next conference year. Rev. E. E. Dixon, of Iho Philadelphia Conference, w i l l preach in the M. E. C h u r c h in this place tomorrow evening. i; en tie Spring is Hero. Capricious as ever, spring Sunday made her official bow for the season of 1398 and will reign supreme until summer takes the sceptre on June 21. According to the calendar the sun entered Aries at six m i n u t e s after 9 o'clock Sunday morning and theu spring was present. D u r i n g the first day of her reign sho treated her subjects to smiles aod tears, for times the suu smiled i'rom behind blackening clouds and again the clouds gathered and sent down sprinklings suggestive of April showers. Warm breezes blow, but at the same time there was -a suspicion of coolness in tho atmosphere, as if old winter was lingering close at hand in K flirtatious mood and needed but little encouragement to bluster about in place of spring's gentle sway. The Milwaukee Harvester Company announce that they have in stock, iu Baltimore, Md., a. full line of repairs for their celebrated llgld- rttnning Binders and Mowers. Also that they have iu the hands of their agents, Smith Bros., at Ridgely.Md., a larger lino of repairs for these ma chines than is carried for any similar The First District. The Easton correspondent of tho B a l t i m o r e Herald, in a long article on t l i e p o l i t i c a l o u t l o o k in the First Congressional district, has the following: "The people of the district understand the situation h o t t e r t h a n those on the Western Shore, and it will bo wise for t h e m not to attftinpt to dictate lo us. They sadly regret lo lose the gold Democrats, but never again will there be a, Democratic national platform without a, fi-oe- coinage p l a n k , u n t i l this question is settled and settled r i g h t , So the c o n v e n t i o n should n o m i n a t e a pro- n o u n c e d free-silver Democrat in this d i s t i i u t -- i f such a man is n o m i n a t e d , Democrats, Populists, Free-Silver R e p u b l i c a n s a u d Prohibitionists w i l l vote for him. It is tho only way to elect the t i c k e t . The choice w i l l be on the c o n v e n t i o n . Either lose the L'JC gold Palmer votes aud gain the 1,-14G free-silver m e n , or vico-versa." JJoes Fai'inin^ l*;ij'.* We have a, practical answer to this question in Kent. The o w n e r of a 150 acre farm showed us the other day his a c c o u n t s for the past year. These accounts were kept for private use only and w i t h no t h o u g h t of publicity, and are correct w i t h o u t a doubt. The farm cost the owner $7,185. The product last year was 1500 bushels of wheat, 2400 bushels of corn, and $GO worth of f r u i t , w h i c h yielded to tho landlord for his share over one thousand dollars, and gave him net--after deducting all expenses--eleven anda-half per cent, on his i n v e s t m e n t . This proves what a good farm will do, and how m u c h better it is to buy the best laud at a good price than poor laud at a low price.--Kent News. (!u:nl fur Cruup. Mr. Geo. W. Bolton, of Centra- ville, Md., says: "I have recently used in my family, for a d u l t s uiid c h i l d r e n , both C h a m b e r l a i n ' s Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy and Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. They are certainly most valuable remedies and no household is complete without t h e m . I Imve f o u n d the Cough THE ZACHARIAS-HARNISH MARRIAGE. OtlKT Nii]Hi;il otrs--IVi-honiit mill Sui-iul "i-w Mil Hers. The Semi-WeeUy New ot H u n t i n g don, Pa., gives the f o l l o w i n g account, of the Zacharias-IIarnish wedding: Waterstrect. t h i s county, was tho scene of a b r i l l i a n t wedding on Wednesday evening |j,st, the contracting parties being Samuel Zacharies anil Miss Rose Harnish, with whom many of our readers are well acquainted. The marriage ceremony took place ato^p. m. Promptly at t h a t h o u r tho c o n t r a c t i n g parties entered the large parlor of the bride's residence, aud took their sland u n d e r a large floral bell suspended from the ceiling, Prof. Cul- leu, of Spruce Creek, rendering the melodious strains of the wedding m a r c h . Miss Nellie Koister acted as flower girl aud Misses Loniso aud Marion Walker, of Bellwood, as bridesmaids. Dr. Charles Haruish, of Alexandria, was the groom's best man. The bride was exquisitely dressed in w h i t e brocaded silk trimmed w i t h chiffon aucl pearls, with a w h i t e veil of orange blossoms, and carried a bouquet of bridal roses. She was attended by six l i t t l e flower girls dressed in white. The groom was dressed in conventional black. Rev. Stephen Travers, pastor of the biule, officiated, assisted by the Reformed minister, Rev. F. A. Rupley, the ceremony being the f u l l marriage service w i t h riug. About 140 guests were present, i n c l u d i n g those from Bellwood, Tyrone, Birmingham, Huntingdon, and Eastern Shore, Md. About one hour a f t e r the ceremony the guests sat dosvri to a s u m p t u o u s wedding supper. The bride was the recipient of numerous and costly gifts. Never before did Waterstrcet witness a more striking or brilliant event. The newly wedded couple left the same evening ou a wedding trip to North Carolina, aud ou their return expect to take up their residence at Waterstrcet. The bride is an excellent lady and was the landlady and proprietor of the Inn at Waterstreet, noted near aud far for its celebrated chicken and waffle suppers and pleasant homelike retreat. The groom has charge of the flouring mill at that place. We extend congratulations, wish them much happiness and few shadows during their m a t r i m o n i a l career. Mr. George W. Johnson, of Concord,and Miss Edith Sullivan, daughter of Mr. M. L. Sullivan, of Agner, were married at the Grove M. P. Parsonage, by the Rev. W. D. Judefind, on Wednesday, March 16th. Mr. Terry Nichols was the groom's best man and Miss Cora Satterfield, cousin of tho bride, acted as bridesmaid. Dr. B. F. Tolson, formerly of this county, who for several years practiced medicine in the First district, is now iu Chicago. A Chic'ago paper recently published au interesting lecture on scalp diseases which the Doctor delivered in that city. Cards have been issued for the marriage of Miss Carrie Estelle Imler aud Mr. Thomas D. Rice. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday evening next at the Reformed Church in Ridgely. Mr. T. Wirt Fountain^ formerly of this c o u n t y , now living in Brooklyn, was in town this week. He was on his way home from a Southern Irip. School Examiner M. Bates Stephens entertained his Sunday School class at tho Brick Hotel on Saturday evening last. The wedding of the Rev. E. Bruce Taylor aud Miss Minnie May Jones will take place at Feltou on March 29th. The Rev. John Lacey Johnson and Miss Millie Harrington will be married at Canterbury on March 30th. Mrs. Voudcrsmith, of Baltimore, mother of Rev. A. Voudcrsmitti, was in town on Tuesday. Miss Georgie Stevens has returned home after a visit of several weeks with city friends. Mr. J. Allen Moore is now at Norfolk, Va., representing tho A r m o u r Fertilizer Works. Mrs. F. A. S h a n n a h a n , Easton, has been v i s i t i n g friends in Fedev- alsburg. Mrs. Lydiii Berry, of Hartley, spent t h i s week with Dontou relatives. Miss Iva W h i t b y , who has beau q u i t e ill this week, is now better. Miss Nettie Porter, of Burrsville, has been visiting in Seaford. Mr. George H. Short has been iu Delaware this week. Mr. John W. Clark, Sr., has been quite sick. machines sold in the c o u n t y , not- j syrup specially u s e f u l in croup and withstanding the statements of tho | the Diarrhoaa Remedy acts like a agents of other machines, who h a v e ' c l u i r r n i n all disorders of the bowels." k n o w i n g l y misrepresented t h e m in Foi salu bv H u u h Duffey, Hillsboro; this particular. R. J. Colston, Ridgely; \V. E. Brown, MILWAUKEE HARVESTER Co. 1 Deuton. 1,'ncle S;im. "Uncle Sam" is a jocular interpretation of the i n i t i a l s U. S., standing for the United States and denoting the government Hud people of the republic. According to one attempt at e x p l a i n i n g its origin, the nick-name is traced back to an incident of the war of independence.. Amoug the inspectors of Elbert Anderson's store on the Hudson was one Sam Wilson, who went by the n a m e of "Uncle Sam." The stores were marked E. A.--U. S., (Elbert Anderson, United States), and some one asking the meaning of the in- i t i a l s was told by a wag that "U. S." stood for Uncle Sam. The joke took and tho soldiers carried it w i t h t h e m , tho result being that "Uncle Sam" became the name of tho gov- e r n m e n t , respectively the' people o£ the U n i t e d States, personified. lilg Hot House Experiment. Mr. William H. Jackson, one of Wicoinico's wealthiest citizens, is arranging experiments in raising cantaloupes. Ou tho lot adjoining his greenhouses, he has had fourteen pits built. The pits are constructed of brick, and are about n i n e t y feet long, all covered with glass. More than 350 large sash were used in covering the pits. For several days workmen have been busy planting the canteloupe seed. The seeds are first planted in small baskets, about three inches square by six inches deep. These baskets are then planted in the pits and covered even to the tops of the biisket with rich manure. Each basket will o|pitaiu one vino. After the vines have reached a certain growth the baskets will be taken .up and transplanted on the farms of Mr. Jacksou, without disturbiug the roots iu any way. Sixty thousand baskets have been so arranged, and Mr. Jacksou expects to have canto- loupes for market at least three weeks earlier than this climate usually grows t h e m . The Jennie Litid variety is what Mr. Jackson has used exclusively. At tho same place Mr. Jacksou is also p l a n t i n g 25,000 tomato plants, which have been growu in the hothouses, in baskets, which will also be transplanted on the f a r m s for early market. The pits have been arranged each w i t h a water pipe attached, and twice each day the plants arespriuk- led. After these vines have been removed, the pits will be used to grow violets aud pansies for city markets. If the experiment proves successful, 'next season will find enough pits to hold several^hundred thousand plants each of tomato and euntelopue. Sometime during the next few months Mr. Jackson will have erected near the greenhouses a now glass building, 11 by 175 feet, which will be used exclusively to grow chrysanthemums for city markets. Tho entire work is under the supervision of Mr. Jackson's florist, Mr. Frank Kennedy, who has a wide experience iu these matters, and who seems to be the right man for the place. We hope the experiments may prove successful, as it will give employment to a large n u m b e r of people. Tlic I'uljJIp .Schools of Fir-si Importance. To tlie Editorn of tliu JOUK.VAL : It was, indeed, refreshing to see tho s t a n d t h a t the JOURNAL, took iu the issue of the 19th of March in re- g.ird to tho gall-born proposition to a p p r o p i i a t e the l i t h e of a million d o l l a t s a n n u a l l y for the support of the J o h n s Hopkins University. More particularly this stand is to bo commended as the ponderous city press has backed tho cause of tho University and a great delegation of "leading citizens" of Baltimore waited on the State representatives to press tho scheme. The public treasury is for the public benefit. The money that is collected throughout the whole State is for the use of the whole. As the lile blood in the body that Hows toward the heart to spread o u t again refreshed" and energised, bearing health and strength with it, so the funds from everywhere in the territory ought to recirculate back everywhere iu that territory for the benefit of all the citizens from whom said f u n d s were collected. Those magnificent palaces so elegantly f u r n i s h e d , on Howard street, that cover several city squares and are stiM erecting, are, no doubt, a very glorious and ornamental insti- t u t i o n , aud probably are some good. But I have my mind now on some school houses iu this State that have enough to do to get a coat of paiut or a patch on the wall or the floor, aud where the absolute necessities in the way of educational paraphernalia are only to be had. These, too, arc schools for white children who will in a few years occupy positions as important as any Johns Hopkins graduate. As to the educational facilities for the colored people, I am thinking now of an edifice j u s t such .is the poet must have had in his mind when he sang of "the chimney falling down and the roof a-caviu' in." _ Last time I saw it some rascals had evidently been s k i m m i n g oyster shells through the windows, and as the shutters were too rickety for successful defence several bull's-eye hits had been made, which were marked and accentuated by bits of board aud old clothing, etc. I have another erection in my wind now where prospective American citizens were being educated for the rights of American sovereignty that had no plaster on the walls or ceiling overhead. The lecture hall of (he Johns Hopkins is quite different. I have been in both, aud hereby testify. ^There is no reflection whatever to be cast on the commissioners of education in those counties. The simple fact is that the means is not at their disposal. They do well with what they have. Ever since Nim- vod founded Babel the efforts of great cities have been to trend and draw all wealth toward them, and there let it accumulate and stagnate, leaving the outlying districts to scrape in penury, while they rot in luxury. All honest legislatures should try aud counteract this tendency. J. F. G. DENTON TO HAVE^AJJOARD OF TRADE Preliminary JtfojiMircs Taken at a Meeting I-:ist aioncluy N'ifflil. About thirty of Donton's representative met iu tho grand jury room on Monday night, in response to tho call of the Town Commissioners, for the organisation of a Board of Trado for this t o w n . Dr. Enoch George, president of the board of Town Commissioners, called the meeting to order aud was selected chairman. Mr. Harry E. Ramsdell was chosen secretary. After stating the object of the meeting, t h e chairman asked an expression of views as to the formation of the Board of Trade. Mr. M. Bates Stephens responded with a resolution, which was dUcuhh^d thoroughly, aud a general exchange of views on all phases of the subject followed, showing such a radical difference of opinion that a substitute resolution was offered and _ adopted almost unanimously. The preamble to Mr. Stephens' resolution, which was adopted along with the substitute, is as follows: WjicKi.Ab, Oiirlown has recently been brought into more general prominence by the construction of the Queen Antic's Kailroatl, ns well as hy a more progress n e spirit of enterprise among our people, clearly evidenced hy the erection of many business buildings and residences w i t h i n tlie past year, and by oilier proofs of general improvement: niul WnuRiiAS, We, a» citizens of Denton, lanxions for its substantial groutli and development, and being firmly convinced that its favorable location, excellent drainage, shipping facilities by a well-equipped railroad and three lines of steamers; surrounded by a country adapted to grain fruit and berry culture; the fact that it is the comity seat, ivitha handsome court house a good high school, luo excellent hotels, six churches, banks and numerous other business places' its close proximity to Baltimore, and a healthful climate, give it a multitude of advantages which should make it the leading town on the Eastern Shore, if its advantages are propcrlv brought to public attention, winch will attract'to our midst capital and business men and in that way give opportunity for the employment of labor, without which no community can gam substantial prosperity; and AVIIEHK^S, It is our opinion that to encourage such enterprise there should be an organization separate and distinct from the Board of Town Commissioners, but ready at all times to co-operate with the Board of Town Commissioners in all matters essential to the town's progress; the same , to consist of not less than seven or more than nine member!,, to be known as the Hoard of Trade of Dentou, ^hose duty it shall be more especially to bring to public attention our advantages and foster and direct such ivork for the development of the town as docs not come within the scope of the duties ol'our Town Commissioners; therefore b e i t Resolved, That the chairman of this meeting appoint a committee of five to draft a constitution and by-laus fora Board ofTrade for the town of Deiiton; said committee to report the same, for ratification, to a meeting lo be called by the chairman by notice published in both of the newspapers ot the town. ' The chairman appointed the committee as follows: M. Bates Stephens, Z. Potter Steele, Harry A. Roe, T. Pliny Fisher and Albert 6. Towers. The meeting then adjourned subject ·· to the call of the chairman. Orphans' Court. "Judges Moore, Sigler and Orrell were present at the session of the Court on Tuesday. Marion L. Beck, administrator of Geo. W. Beck, presented an ad- ditiodal account of sales. Approved. Elijha 0. Hubbard, administrator of Eljas Hubbard, presented an account of sales, which was approyed. Thos. 51. Todd, executor of .Daniel Todd, presented an account of sale of rent grain; list of sperate aud desperate debts and a first and final account of administration, which were approved. Obituary. Mr.. Lynwood Gadd, son of Mr. Abraham J. Gadd, of Sudlersville, and a nephew of Col. 'Luther H. Gadd, formerly of this county, died in Philadelphia on Friday of last week, aged thirty-two 'years. He was unmarried. Jilr. Gadd was a. master mechanic iu the Baldwin' Locomotive "Works, Philadelphia. Benjamiu Couaway, son of Dr. Conaway, Dorchester,committed suicide a few days ago. It is said grief over the death of his sweetheart was the cause of his self-destruction. Miss Mamie E. McShaue will begin the millinery business in Town Hall, over Colston's drug store, Ridgely, next Saturday, April 2. . In the varied display there will be a f u l l liue of spring and summer novelties, the latest styles in millinery, and will do artistic work. Ladies, don't fail to arrange-to visit the opening of millinery at I. J. Mcllvaiue's Tuesday aud Wednesday, 29tL and 30th. The public is cordially invited. DIED. BUTTON.--On March 12th, at her home at Dnntou Bridge, of Bright's disease, Mrs. Lottie Betton, w i f e of Mr. Joseph C. Betton, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David D. Todd, aged twenty two years. ' I n t e r m e n t took place at Deuton Cemetery. ' Ch:tmbcrl,ilii's Cough IComcdy. is a medicine of great worth aud morit. Try it when you have a cough or cold and you are certain to be pleased with, the quick relief which it affords. It is pleasant to take and can always be depended upon. For sale by Hugh Duffey, Hillsboro; R. J. Colston, Ridgely; W. E. BroVn, Dentou. Royal n*k» the food pure. wholesone and deliclonc. Absolutely Pure ROVAL BAKING POWDER CO., NEW YORK. Carpets, Straw Mattings, Rugs, . Oil Cloths, A N D FURNITURE Headquarters for DrivQ-wull Matorinl, Plows, Wheelwright mid Blncksniith Supplies, Building Hardware; Cnu-mgo, Wm^on, Cart and Plow Harness. Paints :ind' Oils, Tinware, Harness and Shoe Leather, Washing Machines, Belt LIUMIIU, and Steam Packing. TWELVE MS WITS GOODS! I have n large stock of Barbed "Wire Cable Wire Buckthorn and Ribbon Fen-* eing, Poultry Netting, c. TILGHMAN HARVEY, Burrsville. lid. ' SPAPFRf

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