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JOMAL, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 9, 1898. Ucnjs of Mews frorr) ftll Parts of tl)e County Solicited UrUr t)is Hea.l. ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF MAILS. MAILS CI.OSK. G.27 A. M.--Vin D. C. R. It., for Points North. B.57 A. M.-- Via Q. A. R. R., for Poults West. !I.3O A. M.--Via Q. A. R. R , for Points Ko.st. HAS A. Jf.--Via bttamer, for River Point:;. l.OO P. II.--Via Stage, for Preston l.as I 1 . M --Via I) it C. K. R , for Points North. 4.40 P. II --Via Q. .\. R. R., for Points We-,l. - G.-1B P. M.--Via Q. A. R. R., lor Points Knst. niAir.s AKRIVI-:. 7.S7 A. M.--Via Q. A. R. R., from Points East. 1O.OO A. M --Via Q. A. R R., from points V/est. H.OO A. M.--Via htagi.-, from Preston. 11.SO A. M.--Via btqamcr, Irom Ki\er i'oinns. 12.OO -- M.--Via D. C.R.R., from 1'oiuts North. 6.1O P. M.--Via Q. A. It. R., from Points Hast. 7.1G P. M--Vin U A R R. ; from Points West 8.OO P. M.--Via D.C.R.R. from Points North. APRIL TERM OFJTHEJplRCUIT COURT. Several Notnble CIIM-S Tried--All of the Judges Present. The regular April term of the Circuit Court was convened on Moirlay m o r n i n g last by Judge William R. Martin. During the day Chief Judge James A. Peareeand Judge Frederick S t u m p arrived and took their places. The following graud jury was selected: J. Boon Dukes, Foreman, PUBLIC BUSINESS CALENDAR. CIRCUIT COURT WILL MEET APRIL 9. ORPHANS' COURT WILL MEET APR. 12. LEVIT COURT WILL MEET APKIL 12. SCHOOL BOARD WILL MEET APRIL 12. Rohei-t R. Shu 11, Robert Jarrell, John T. Clark, C. B. Jarman, Win, H. Greenleo, Harry W. Davis, Silas Sparklin, D. B. Bubbard, James W. Holt, B. F. Rickards, J. A l f r e d Billings, Jas. D. Fleming, Wm. B. Niiltle, Goo. W. Holland, Jos. P. A n t h o n y , Jesso T. Denuis, S. E. Douglass, Alexander Noble, N. P. Kern, Thomas Carmine, T. H. Everugam, Jas. H. Thawlev. THE LOCAL DEPARTMENT, DASHES HERE AND THERE. Redden lias a grapho- Druggist phone. Robert B. Owens, Greenwood, aged SO, is dead. The Deuton hotels bavo been crowded this week. Mrs. Annio M. Emerson's residence is being repainted. The bill providing for a State auditor did not become a law. House Uhler will have a new supply of coal on sale to-day. March and April seem to have exchanged weather conditions. I t ' isn't half as hard to deceive others as it is to deceive ourselves. A very excellent cure for insomnia is to pay cash for everything you get. - _ Mr. Jonathan Evitts has been temporarily appointed deputy sheriff and constable. The public schools were closed yesterday'and will not be reopened until Tuesday morning. Mr. William Greenley is now proprietor of the barber shop formerly conducted by Mr. M. W. Wright. To-morrow is Easter Day, and in nearly all the churches the great anniversary will be fittingly celebrated. - . Sale of tickets for the lecture to be -be delivered here on May 7th by Rev. Sam Jones will begin on Monday next. The rain and cold wind f r o m the north-east kept inauy people away from town ou Tuesday, and court was rather sliinly attended. MissE. O.Neal has left Denton, -but-will r e t u r n . i n about two weeks, when she will give several parlor talks before leaving for her home. The office of the general freight and passenger'agent of the Queen Anne's Railroad Company has been romove'd from Queen stown to Baltimore. \ Alonzo Miles, Esq., a well-known . Cambridge -lawyer, has formed a partnership with Mr. A r t h u r P.'Gorman, Jr., and will practice law in . Baltimore. 1 Capt. D. S. Brockway,- owner oi! the steamer Greensboro, recently called on the county commissioners of Talbot to secure a. landing at Easton"'Point for his steamer. There was an excursion to Baltimore by the Queen Anne's Railroad on Thursday last. There will be another on Thursday April 14th, and the same rate's of faro^will be charged. On and after. Monday next the El- leudale and Queonstowu railway postoffico will bo known as the Lewes and Queenstowu line. This increases the postal clerk's run 16J miles. The railroad is CO.20 miles in length. The school.commissioners on Tuesday last ordered that the colored schools be closed on April 15th. Repair of .Hillsborough Academy was decided upon. On Tuesday 'nest . the board will decide when to close the white scuooj^.- The wheat market is firm, prices 'varying bnt slightly. The prevailing price in Baltimore yesterday was 99£ cents, some bag lots, however, reaching a dollar. Corn is slightly tip,'35 cents being offered. - Oats are quoted at 33 to 34, and rye brings 55 to 57. ' On Friday evening April 15th, the Ridgely.Dramatic Association will . play ^ Above the. Clouds" at the Town Hall in this place. I t - i s a very pleasing drama, and the Ridgely folks present it well. The even- rings e n t e r t a i n m e n t will bo concluded by a laughable' farce entitled ·"Change Partners." . . Mrs. "Elizabeth Loveday, aged eighty-six, died Tuesday at her residence, in " EastoB. She- .was - the widow of William Loveday, who died in 1856. Their only son, William Nicholas Loveday, died in the Confederate Army in 1862. Mrs. Loveday was tho aister of the late Dr. GreonBury Willson. The young ladies of Ridgely will give a piano and song recital ou Wednesday nest, in the parlors of the Jarrell House. Soloists--Piauo, Miss M. A. Roche,. Baltimore ; vio .lin, Mr. G. S. Williams, Wilmington. Vocalists--Soprano, Miss A. .J. Henrix, Baltimore ; baritone, Mr. '.Thomas Temple,' Ridgely. Admis- .'sion, 25 cents. - '· .Mr.' William Greene,-son of Rev. WVM; Greene,.formerly of Willistou, had tb« fingers of one of his hands ' completely severed by a cutting - machine in the biudery of the'Mor- ' cantilo', Printing Company, at Wilmington", "one day last week. The hand, was severed, about mid-way .betweenItheiwrist and knuckle. Tho accident'waa caused by the working Vo£a wroog lever. for "wilfully and maliciously";* putting down eleven, growing ; ^cedar trees, the property of Charles M Pepper. · The People's National Bank of Ufntpn. The Comptroller of the Currency has given authority to tho following persons to organize the People's Na tional Bank of Denton: Fred. R. Owens, Joseph H. Bernard, James D..Noal, H. T. Nnttle, J. W. Kerr, and Thomas L- Day. The capital of tho new bank will be $50,000.' A meeting will likely bo held in a few days to determine whether or not temporary quarters are to bo secured for the bank, to b o ' u s e d while the building is being constructed. Fifty per cent of tho stock of the new bank will be paid in on or bo- fore tho.SOth of this mouth. Tho Milwaukee Harvester Company announce that they have in stock, in Baltimore, Md., a f u l l l i n o of repairs for their, celebrated light- running Binders and Mowers. Also that they have in tho hands of their agents, Smith Bros., at Ridgely,Md., a larger lino of repairs for these;ma- chiues than is carried for any similar machines sold in tho couuty,. notwithstanding the statements of the agents of other machines, who have knowingly misrepresented them iu this particular. · MILWAUKEE HARVESTER Co. Charles S. Smith, charged with ass a u l t and battery, was tried .by a jury on Monday and acquitted. De- weeso for State ; Lowes West for traverser. All day Tuesday, including an evening session, and most of the day Wednesday, the time of the court was taken in the trial of Addison Newman and William Purnell, who were charged with being accessory to tho murder of Wesley'Gibbs, at Ridgely last July, the detnils of which, as given in tho trial ,oi\ William Benuett, the principal^ last October, were recounted. /The"trial was before a jury, which was out but a short time before retiirningia. verdict of acquittal. Doweeso.ancl Rns- sum for the State ; Cooperaud Stewart for trnvorsers. Ou Wednesday afternoon Charles Veasey, a young negro, charged with the murder nf Michael Donovan, at Elkton, was arraigned, and at the evening session a jury was selected. There were many witnesses summoned, aud the whole of Thur^ay was consumed in esainiu- i n £"tho}n- It was a f t e r n i n e o'clock WJierftlie defense announced that they had finished with the testimony, the admission of which throughout the day had been'at times spiritedly contested. Tho homicide took place on the evening of March 17th'last,' and while the shooting is admitted, by the prisoner, he chums to have acted in self-defense. Both the murdered mau and the prisoner were employed at the Feltou House, the former about the stables and the latter as a house boy. They had grown to dislike each other forsomo reason, aud had had trouble on several different occasions, a fracas occurring between them early in the evening of the murder, when, the defense claims, Donovan threatened to kill Veasey. This, the prisoner testified, was why ho armed himself. Later in the evening, in company with Eugeuo Jefferson, who was' indicted as an accomplice, Veasey .met Douovan and tho shooting occurred. Tho defense sought to prove that Donovan was rushing at the accused, w i t h a large club d r a w n , when f the shooting took place. This, however, is not as the State's witnesses saw it. For the prosecution State's Attorneys Deweese aud Evans and Mr. Frederick Haines appeared. Ex-Judge Rtissutn, Mr. Albert Constable,-.Jr., and Mr. Heister Hess represented the defense. Tho State offered'-'no evidence in rebuttal, aud argument began yesterday moruing, concluding about three o'clock, when the jury retired. After remaining out two h o u r s and a half, a verdict of murder in the second degree was rendered. Onone of the presentments brought in on Thursday last by the grand jury Mr. William H. Deen, of Fowling Creek, was arrested on a bench warrant. Mr. Deen was charged by the grand jury with having corruptly endeavored to influence Mr. Alexander Noble, one of the grand jurors, in the ease of tho State against Madison William Wright; also "seeking to obstruct and impede the due administration of justice." Tho court took Mr. Deon's personal recognizance in the sum of $300, and tho case will likely bo hoard before tho session is over. The g r a n d j u r y was discharged until this morning.-Among the indictments brought iu was one against M., W. Wright, whose arrest has boon uoted. A presentment was also brought iu against James Morgan, charging h i m j y i t h stealing a horse belonging tof;Mr. Frank Wright, on February 6. Charles H. Todd was presented Levy Court 1'roccriUiigrh. At last Tuesday's meeting of tho c o u n t y commissioners the following list of trustees oC tho poor was agreed u p o n : Thomas F. Jacksou, Frank A. Porter. J. C. Collins, J. W. Carroll and Souieis BHke. The f o l l o w i n g road supervisors were named: J. W. Thomas--From Cartel's Corner to Holly, thence from the Dunkard C h u i c h to Boonsbovo, from D u u k a r d Chuvch to Downos' wharf, via Brick Mill. Alex. Blake--From Ridgely camp- g r o u n d to Dowries' wharf and from Doxviies' wharf road to Deuton Bridge and from Percy D u n n i n g farm to Ridgely. Samuel P a w n -- F r o m Andersontown to Denton via I h e three bridges, and fi'oni Hobbs to the sour apple tree. W. H. Beachamp--From Concord to Todd's mill dam. Walter Beachamp--From .Robert Maluuey's to Andersontown - a n d Williston road, and from colored school house to T. H. Everngam's. Caleb J. Bo\vdle--From Hobbs to the Delaware Hue, via Riiiggold's Greeu, aud theuce to the former locatiou of J. W. Thawley's Mill, and from Hobbs road, via Ed. Adams'," to theAtwell road. Harry Johnson--From Anderson- towu to Williston road, via W. J. Williamson's, t o G . L. Steven's farm. Peter W. Wright--From the Delaware line, via Burrsvillo, Wesley Church and Anthony's Mill out to the Denton and Hobbs road. MOST OF THE FRUIT BUDS ARE DEAD. o The IVai'li litHls Ni'.irly All Gone 1 --Kxami- natloiiH hy 1'rof. Millard Collison--From Andersou-. road to J. B. Dukes. Proceedings of the Orphans' Court. Judges Sigler and Orrell were present at the session of the Orphans' Court on Tuesday last, Judge Moore being critically ill at his home in Greensboro. The busiuess transacted was as follows: Joshua Y. King, executor of John W. Steiner, presented an additional account of sales C'f personal estate, list of sperate debts, an interest account and first and final account of administration, all of which were approved and passed. Richard J. Colston, acting administrator of Dr. Win. K. Conaway, preseuted an additional account of sales, list of sperate debts, list of desperate debts and first account of administration, all of which were approved and passed. Francis S. Todd, guardian to Clarence Richards, iniuor, presented the ·fourth account of his guardianship; passed. The last will aud testament of Sylvester Smith, deceased, was admitted to probate and letters testameu- tary were granted to Thos. A. Smith, the executor named thereiu, bis bond having been filed and approved, and warrant to appraise the personal estate issued to Alfred Sigler and Wm. E., Temple. Notice to deceased's creditors was ordered to be published. At the session on Thursday letters of administration,' c. t- a, were granted to Wm. George Smith, on the personal estate of Narcissa C. Smith. The freeze and the f r u i t crop have beeu the subjects of general discussion among peach growers since Saturday and Sunday n i g h t last. It was then t h a t great damage was done. There was much dampness in the air on the former night aud ice was found in the ditches ou Sunday moruing. On Monday m o r n i n g the ground was frozen q u i t e hard. Iu some places the crust would bear a two horse wagou. Fruit growers have beeu niakiug examinations since, and they have been greatly discouraged by the result. Nearly ·ill the buds ou riiost varieties have beeu killed. There was a considerable snow storm throughout the P e n i n s u l a on Tuesday and the mercury was near the freezing point. The peach blossoms, w h i c h the fair w e a t h e r of March had b r o u g h t out ten days or two weeks ahead of time, were ugaiu frozen by the severe weather which followed. Tuesday night the mercnry went down to t w e n t y seven or eight. A telegram ou Tuesday from Bridgeville, oue of the greatest peach s h i p p i n g stations in tho country, says: Yesterday morning which was frosty, made tho f o u r t h successive m o r u i n g that the peachqs have undoubtedly been injured. Yesterday's frost was the heaviest, and the weather was ver}' coot. In the midst of this severe weather, many trees give promise oi! a crop of peaches. The trees were literary M. 1*. Farmers Should Advertise. Has it occurred to the average farmer that if he had a cow, a horse, a dozen h'ogs or a .flock of sheep to sell, that a 50 cent ad. would reach hundreds of people and probably be tho means of sending him a dozen buyers? Not "only would the ad. bo profitable to him in disposing of his flock immediately, but it would b e a n advertisement to him for mouths. Buyers who did not want to purchase when tho ad. appeared would remember him and perhaps visit him in the future. When a farmer wants to sell a horse or a cow how does he advertise the fact? Ho tells his neighbor -some- t h i n g like this: "If you see anybody that wants to buy a Duo cow or a good horse, send him around." This is as far as a farmer's advertising goes, and nine times in ten the neighbor never thinks of tho "fine cow" or the "good horse" again.- Wheu anybody has anything to sell, advertising will bring results and cau bo made profitable to the farmer as well as to tho merchant. Fight at u Cakcivnlk. A Cakewalk held by colored people Friday night at Friendship.close to .the Maryland lino, near Keuton, ended in a. free fight. Charles Kinsloe was shot in the neck and will probably die. Walter Brown, Edward Garner, Thomas Stevens and Rebecca Johnson were all painfully shot iu tho legs and Risden Reugle and George Clark were severely beaten. Brown and Clark have beeu lodged in Dover jail, and constables are looking for others who were in tho fray. Conflicting stories are told of the fracas, but it is stated that Brown and Clark quarreled over the Johnson w o m a n . Clark, it is alleged, shot Brown in the log, and then followed a general fusilade. Women and children ran screaming from the place. Stevens was attempting to stop the fight when he was shot. Garner was jumping out tho window when he was struck. of S. Tomplevllle. Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Hainan, Dover, are visiting Dr. H. V. Stout. Miss Emma Hall visited her parents last Sunday. Miss Anuie Qrrell is visiting in our neighborhood. Mr. Harry W. Temple visited relatives iu Ridgely this week. Our farmers are busily' engaged preparing the soil for corn. Our merchants have laid iu their spring stock*. covered with buds. Farmers say that they do not remember when there were so many buds on the trees. The frosts have virtually been a thinning out process, and it is not to be regretted unless the thinning out continues u n t i l all tho buds aro destroyed. Prof. P. A. Waugh, of tho Vermont Agricultural Experiment Station, who is in the comity, made examination of f r u i t buds after the freeze. He says: Poaches were nearly all in,blossom, and, except iu very favorable locations, all opqn blossoms wore'killed. " A few varieties have not yet opened, but a largo percentage of these, even, are damaged. June varieties of pears aro coming into bloom, and have sustained more or less damage, mostly slight. Cherries are beginning to opeu, bnt were not materially injured. Japanese plums were mostly in blossom, such varieties as Burbank and Abundance (Botan) h a v - ing dropped their petals. Native varieties aro just beginning to open, Wildgoose being still closed. A largo number of c o u n t s in the orchards of Mr. J. W. Kerr gave the following results. The figures sho\v the percentage of damage to opened plum blossoms, but it must be remembered t h a t t e u per cent, of tho blossoms on most trees is sufficient to give a full crop : JAPANESE VAKIUTIKS OF PLUMS. Georgcsoil 57 Per Cent. Dnnmged. Chabol.. 0 Uchi Ben! 56 " Chase 63 Kerr 40 Redjime 60 Abundance (Jlotnu) ino Jlurbank 37 Ntckson II " " Average -ts '.' " NATIVE VARIETIES. Mariana 29 per Cent. Damaged. CaddoChlef. 10 '· " Early Red 12 '.' " Thomas A. Smith, Esq., representing the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, made an extensive examination of buds. He sa3's that ou all well-advanced trees the buds are all dead. Mr. Robert Jarrell examined n thousand' buds and only found two or three which might have survived. Mr.BJ. W. Perry, near Cordova, had Irish potatoes up. These wero, of course, badly damaged by the frost. Preston. The Preston Literary and Musical Club was entertained Thursday evening last by Miss Velma Hollis, at the residence of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. Hollis. Quite a number assembled to o'ujoy the meeting. Notable among the visitors may be mentioned Mrs. Cox, Mrs. Nellie Carmine, Miss Varncs, of East New Market, Miss Elizabeth Cole, of Baltimore, «iud Mr. C. B. Harrison. The following, on The Victorian Age, wab the program for the evening. Historical Sketch of the Period being omitted;--Instrumental music, Miss Bertie Noble. Biography of Longfellow, Miss Lnla Hallowell. Longfellow's Lyrics, supplemented by a description oi! a visit to the home of the poet, Miss Julia M. Kelloy. Biography of Mrs, Cross, (George Eliot,) Mrs. J. T. Dennis. Digest of Silas Mariner, Prof. R. W. Allen. Instrumental Music, Miss Lula Fletcher, and. a vocal solo by Mrs. R. I. Lednuui. Owing to the continued interest, the Club will hold another meeting on "The Victorian Age," Thursday evening, April 14th, at the Preston Hotel, where it will be entertained by the genial proprietor, Mr. Ales. Noble, and his estimable wife, Mrs. Martha Todd Noble. Rev. 0. S. Walton has been appointed to the M. E. Church to succeed the Rev. Mr. West, who leaves with tho best wishes of our people for his f u t u r e welfare. Messrs. J. T. Deunis, W. F. Rcik, S. E. Douglass, J. S. Cox and Alex. Noble of this place are on tho j u r y for the April term. Mr. B. W. Wright has made arrangements to run the canuevy at Navy Point, St. Michaels, belonging to Mr. R. S. Dodson, for tho coming \ season. He has secured sufficient contracts to iusnro its success. He has our best wishes for abundant success in his enterprise. The seven tieth session of the Maryl a n d A n n u a l Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church wascon- vened at Lafayette A v e n u e Church, Baltimore, on Sunday last. Two business sessions were held on the opening day, at the first of which t h e President's report was road : In his r e p o r t . President Melvin said: "On April 21, 1.897, iu West B a l t i m o r e C h u r c h , II. F. W vigil t, J. F. Bryan and F. A. Holland were ordained to tlie office of elder. In this service I was assisted by Drs. J. T. Murray and F. T. Tagg aud Rev. J. W. Kirk. The Rev. J. B. Jones was appointed fi-iiiiii-ii.il messenger to the New Yoik Conference. I recommend me c o n t i n u a t i o n ol the c o m m i t t e e on rv.ingelislic w o i k , a n d aiso r e c o m m e n d tin 1 a p l i n t - m e n t iiL' J . M c L u i n B r o w n as uv.-uuce- l i s t , \ \ i l h an appropriation oC $100 N o t w i t h s t a n d i n g Brother Broim'- incess;uit :iud successful labors, hii- s u p p o r t ha* not been h u l f i c i o u t . Tho fiiiiincial results at Millvi'le alone, leaving our ot' coiibideraiion the m a n y souls converted and the c h u i u l i e s vovived :ind the f i n a n c i a l gains m o t h e r localities, w i l l demonstrate: the wisdom of expending chuvch extension money in this way. This lias boen real church e x t e n s i o n . As a finaucial r e t u r n for the .$200 appropriated, we have in the lowu of M i l l v i l l e n c h u r c h pioperty, free from debt, costing $1550, not including the lot on w h i c h it is b u i l t , which we h a v e in fee. Fine churches have been completed and dedicated at Crisfiekl, Fiuksburg, Millville and on the Potomac Circuit. A neat c o u n t r y church has been built and dedicated on Del mar charge. The debt on the church at GreiMibackville has been paid, and it hat, been dedicated. The new church ut Remington has been completed, and is now being used by the congregation. The congregation of of the First C h u r c h , Washington, D. C., has purchased a large brick church aud parsonage on Fourth street. A lot has beeu purchased at Cumberland, HIP old church and parsonage sold, and they will begin to build this spring. The new churches at North Carolina avenue, Seal'ord and Denton are well under way. A society has been organized and A church b u i l d i n g commenced at Hebron. A great revival at a schoolhouseon Harper's Ferry charge is expected to result iu tho building of a new c h u r c h . Arrangements are being made for its erection. Hampden Church has been splendidly improved; so has Jenning's*Chapel ou Lisbon Circuit, aud Stewartstown Church, on Stewartstown Circuit. A parsonage has been built on Union Circuit and one purchased and paid for on Beaver Dam Circuit." Tomato Experiments. Tho varieties giving the largest paviy yields are Early Ruby, Potato Leaf, Prize Titker, Autocrat and Canada Victor. , The best varU-ties for main crop t r u c k i n g aro Paragon, Prize Taker, Perfection, World's Fair and Climax. Tho best varieties for the c a n n i n g trade are Royal Red, Queen, Stone, Paragon, aud Matchless. The best variety for late market or family use is the Buckeye State, The use of the Bordeaux Solution proved an effectual means of holding the tomato leaf blight iu check. In 1806 spraying with Bordeaux Solution four times pioduced with 35 varieties, an average increase in yield of 2.5 tons per acre of marketable fruit. In 1S97 spraying with Bordeaux Solution three times produced with 10 varieties an average increase in yield of 2.2 tons per acre of'market- able fruit, Some varieties are more susceptible to the blight than others. In 1S9C all but one variety, and in 1897 all but three varieties gave an increased crop of ripe f r u i t as a result of spraying with Bordeaux Solution, and all of the varieties showed an increase when the a m o u n t of green tomatoes nt tjie end of the season iivo added. The increase in crop as a result of spraying, ranged from i of a ton to G tons in 1896, and from i to 4i tons in 1897.--PROP. J. S. ROBINSON, A I'urnicr Kcsidcnt'K Good Luck. An i m p o r t a n t coal casu wasdecided in the P e n n s y l v a n i a Supreme Court on.Monday oE this week. AttoVney Cornelius Comegys managed the case for the plainliffs, of whom Dr. H. C. Comegys, formerly oE Grecns- hoi'o, was one. It was twice, tried in t h e comity courts, and won each time by plixintiffs, and has also been twice tried iu the Supreme Court of the State and final decisiou is in favor of plaintiffs. The case grew out of a lease of land w i t h the Unlimited right to niiue coal, paying a royalty of ten cents per ton. The m a g n i t u d e of the interests involved will be appreciated when it is stated lliat experts estimate t h a t tho f o u r hundred"acres of leased land is un- derlaid by 15,000,000 or 20,000,000 tons of workable coal. Dr. Comegys and Attorney Comftgys have ninny friends in this county who are pleased to hear of their good fortune. UfHolullons of Uesuect. ,\s, We, the members of the Bonrd of Commissioners of Itidscly, have hcnrd with pro- toniid regret and sorrow ol Hie dealh of the President of tins Hoard, Mr Silvester Smith, ami WiiiiKi.Ah, We his associates, desire to express our hiffli appreciation of the valuable services lie had rendered ns a member and in Hie capacity of President of the Hoard, .-is also the inlegrity ,and fail lit illness uliich marked Ins conduct ill every sphere of life, and liibdevotion to and earnest 7eal for tin- interest of Kidfjely, winch Tie was ever ·"""'·· *" -romotc by lii.s energy ami wise course, Mr. Rudolph A n k l a i u , S m i t h v i l l e , advertises for white oak lumber. I Kti,olreil, That the Hoard of Commissioners t of Ridijely in Hie death of Sylvester Smith, ils honored vixsidcnt, loses one of its mosl useful and capable members, and our lown one of its 1 most esteemed nnil valuable citizens. I . HciMl-rcd, That copies of lliesc resolutions be Bent Lo ihe family ol llle deceased, and that they I he piiblhhed in the coiiniy papers and inscribed in Hie inimiles of the Hoar.l. YOUNG COUPLESATJHYMEN'S ALTAR. Mmiy Person.it iiiil Social Items--About Yoursrlf mid Yonr f'rioiidh. Miss Bessie Jackson was married at S o'clock Wednesday evening to Mr. Fred J4oe. The eeremouy was performed at the I-Iillsboi-ough Episcopal Church by Rev. George F. Beaven, rector oE the parish. j\liss Jackson was attired in a gown of w h i t e Henrietta, cloth trimmed w i t h w h i t e satin ribbon, and carried a bouquet of white carnation flowers. Miss Beachamp played the wedding 1 march. The bride and groom re- tiu-ned to the home of the bride where a reception was held. Those scholars oL' Laurel Grove school worthy of m e n t i o n for good behavior and perfect recitations during the last month are : Maud Trico, Edith Trice, Jennie Lankford, Fred. Trice, Culvert Merriken, Elsie Towers, Mark Howard, Herman Connelly, Roland Trieo, and Elsie Howard. Bliss Annie Gravatt, daughter of Mr. George W. Gravatt, :tud Mr. Johu Coheo wero married on Wednesday eveniug last at the residence of the bride's parents, by Rev. Geo. S. F i t z h u p h . Mr. Cohee is engaged in farming uear town- Mrs. G. P. Beaven, of Hillsboro, has returned home from a visit to her brother, Dr. Marion Wilkinson, at Dover. The doctor, who has been on the sick list for some time, is said to bo very much improved. Mr. A r t h u r P. Noble and Miss Rosa S. Wright, both of near Hickman, were married at Williston M. E. parsonage, by Rev. F. J. Cochran. on Wednesday last, at7 o'clock. Henry A. Towers, of Trappe, Talbot county, came down on tho Tivoli from Baltimore Sunday morning and spent the day at Brownstono-on- Manokin.--Somerset Journal. Mrs. C. W. Hobbs was in · Baltimore on Thursday last. She was accompanied h o m e by her daughter, Miss Mary, who is a student at Western Maryland College. Mr. Thomas F. Haulon, special attorney of the British-American Gold Mining and Trading Company, has been in Dentou this week in tho interest of his company. Mrs. Gilbert Hagadone, who has been visiting at Mr. James Swann's, is now a guest at Mr. Peter Hagadone's, near'Hillsborough. Rev. aud Mrs. F. S. Cain, and Misses Emma and Carrie White, of Milton, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Collins this week. The wedding of Clarence Bradley aud Miss Fannie Anderson, the former of Crumpton, took place at Centreville Tuesday. Mr. T. Pliny Fisher and Mr. Wm. E. Saulsbury are attending the Maryland Annual Conference, in session in Baltimore. Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Hardcastle, Jr., of Baltimore, are spending the Easter holidays w i t h relatives iu and near Denton. Mrs. George H. Parks has returned from Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, very inneli improved in health. Mr. Robert W. Messenger, of Federalsburg, went to Baltimore on Friday of last week to enlist iu tho navy. Miss Bessie Deekins, a teacher iu tho Hillsboro Academy, is spending the Easter holidays in Baltimore. Mr. George A. McDaniel has returned from u visit of several weeks among Pennsylvania friends. Mrs. B. B. Brambaugli returned early this week from a ten days visit ou the Western Shore. Miss Roberta Hobbs, of Ridgely, was the guest of the Misses Rose, Cordova, a few days ago. Mr. Thomas L. Day, whobas been suffering severely with an affliction of the eyes, is improving. Mis. Lucy Jones, of uear Denton, has been visiting relatives at Concord, Delaware. Miss Jennie Brewington, of Salis- b u r y , has been visiting at the M. E. parsonage. Enoch George, Jr., is home from Bnstleton, enjoying a respite from his studies. Mr. N. L. Roo, a Philadelphia commission merchant, was in town yesterday. Miss Lora Downes, oE the Peabody Institute, Baltimore, is home for Easter. Miss L u l u Swann is a visitor at tho home of her uncle, Mr. James Swann, Miss Iva Whitby, who lias been dangerously ill. is iiow recovering. Col. Joshua W. Bryant is q u i t e sick at Otvkford, Tuckahoe Neck. Mr. Robert S. Gstrey, of Baltimore, has been home for a fewd.iys. Mr. A. P. House returned from Maine yesterday. Engineer Paiue was in ( o w n on Tuesday. Minor Mr. R. G. Anklam, proprietor of tlleSinithvilleMachineRepairShops, lists equipped his establishment with a first-class 24-inch Swing t u r n i n g lathe, and is now prepared to do all kinds of iron t u r n i n g siud reboring of engine cylinders ; make new pistons aud rods, turn saw mandrels, and do all kinds of turning that can be done on a machine of that kind. It is the largest machine of its class in Caroline, and is another step forward in the i m p r o v e m e n t of this county. Mr. A n k l a m stands high as a mechanic, and with such facilities at his couimaud he can give satisfaction to the most critical customer. It is his pleasure to serve customers in break-down cases either uight or day. His prices are very reasonable, and he deserves the good will of every one. For particulars see advertisement in next week's paper. Capt. D. S. Brockway, of the steamer Greeusborough, says if the people of Broad Creek Neek will build him a wharf he will put a steamboat on Broad creek to make two trips a week to Baltimore and r e t n r u , and if there is found business to pay, more trips than that. This important section of the tidewater o f r Talbot needs a steamer. They .have long wanted onej and here is now the opportunity, if they will avail themselves of it. They hud better move at once, while Captain Brockway ig in the notion.-Easton Ledger. Cornelius W. Van der Hoogt, secretary of the State Board or Immigration, has been offered the professorship of German and French l i t e r a t u r e in a prominent college iu New York State, at a salary of $1,500. He has not decided whether to accept the offer. The children of the late Mrs. Mary E. Adkins will contribute $1,500 towards the erection of a par- islihouse at Easton, and, in commemoration of the munificence of the givers, the building will probably be called the Adkins Memorial House. Rt. Rev. Leighton Coleman, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of Delaware, will preach at the'Cathedral the evening oE Asceusiou day, May 19th, before Chesapeake Commandery, No. 10, Knights Templar, of Easton.--Easton-Star Democrat,. Mr. 0. M. Hignutt, Williston, has returned from the city with a full line oE millinery, which he offers the public at lowest prices. Bo can show the largest line of infants' bonnets ever shown in Williston. * A Maryland man is chewing a dime's worth of tobacco a day in order to get a hundred tin tobacco tags so that he can get an extra pound. Some people are great schemers.-- ExcJiange. ' Beginning yesterday the Baltimore city wharf of the Queen Anne's Railroad Company will be changed from pier No. 7^ to No. 9J Light street. ' Captain Z. T. Hutchiusou has received a cargo of 259,000 shingles, and he is offering them at low prices. Road his advertisement and inspect his goods. If you want a stylish hat, go to Miss Ida J- Mellvaine's, where you can find a f u l l lino of millinery. ' Peach-growers of Bine Mountain peach belt state that the frost greatly damaged the buds. MR.CROSSY'S PROPOSED ENTERPRISE For Widows :iml Children of the aialitr'ft Men--A Fine Kxtatc. Mr. John Stewart Crossy, the retired comedian, was in Baltimore Thursday. The American says: He offers his large property, "Two Johns," on the Choptank river, in Caroline county, for the establishment of a school for the orphans .and a home for the widows of those who perished on the battleship Maine, in Havana harbor. This property consists of nearly f o u r hundred acres of :;tnd, improved by large buildings, including Mr. Crossy's mansion. The property cost over $70,000. It is b e a u t i f u l l y situated on the Chop- tauk. There is a stx.imbo.it lauding 1 , the w h a r f being forty by oue h u n - dred aud twelve feet; a freight house aud passenger depot, thirty-sis feet square; a large mansion, with a frontage of fifty feet and a depth of eighty-five feet, two stories in heig-ht, and containing twenty-one rooms, the whole structure heated by steam; a store building, sixty-two by thirty feet, which is not used at present; a " carriage house, sixty by one hundred and twenty feet; ,-i saw mill, a fertilizer mill, a laboratory, a tenant house two and a half stories high; barus, stables, carriage houses, c. All these buildings aro of frame. It is the purpose of Mr. Crossy to secure the co-operation of ten or twelve persons, who are williug to donate $100 each, to buy furniture and make alterations aud improvements to tho buildings. Mr. Crossy's idea is that a company be formed, under the name of "The American Humane Society of Maryland," to have charge of the establishment, which is to be supported by voluntary contributions and subscriptions. Mr. Crossy's desire is that the largo carriage house be converted into a school building, to contain school rooms aud teachers' rooms, with · space for two hundred and fifty pupils, and that other buildings be used as workshops, where the pupils may learn trades. Mr. Crossy's plan to raise funds is to get the various churches throughout the country interested, and to have concerts and · lectures giveu under their auspices. i. r. 8Aui,snuRY THOS. W. JONlvS, THOS. I,. DAY. I'oiverful Light to Cimrcl tlio liny. Pilots of incoming steamers report t h a t tho most p o w e r f u l electrical searchlight in the world is being erected noai 1 the m o n t h of the Chesapeake, to guard, in case of war, the roads leading i n t o the bay and to Baltimore, Wushiugton,Noi folk .and Newport News. The searchlight has the power of 30,000 candles, and is the one which attracted a t t e n t i o n at the World's Pair. It is said t h a t a. newspaper can be read in its light at a distance of nearly one hundred miles. The light is now being m o u n t ed at Fort Monroe, and its rays will swoop the c h a n n e l leaclingiroiu the sen into the Chesapeake and t u r n night into day. It will easily find any Spanish ship which may a t t e m p t to enter the Maryland waters. It is also said t h a t the disappearing g u n s in Fort Monroe are in position to be | trained on the c h a n n e l lighted by the powerful searchlight. The gov- | eminent li.ts recently been making experiments w i t h tho light off New · York harbor. Saui Jones's Lecture. The reception given to the lecture of Sam Jones at Harmony Hall last night was enthusiastic aud demonstrative in the extreme. The house was crowded, aud the audience fairly puuctuated his address with loud and prolonged cheers. The lecturer, who was introduced by tho Rev. A. W. Lamar, spoke substantially as follows: It is a source of enjoyment to meet with friends, to enjoy the h a n d grips of confidence aud love. The commendation giveu me by Brother Lamar was not quite as good as that by an old colored woman who oucc said to sue: "God bless you, you preaches more like n nigger than any white preacher I ever heard; you've got a white skin, b u t , t h f i u k God, yon have got a black .heart." From her heart she meant kindness to me,-- Gaheston (Teiaa) Daily .News. Rev. Mr. Jones w i l l lecture iu Denton on Saturday evening, May 7th. Sale of Tickets (sit Blackiston'si begins uest Monday. Judge George M. Riibsum is among those interested iu Mr. Crossy's project. "I propose," said Mr. Crossy, "to spend the balance of niy life iu retirement, and I do not think that these buildings and lands of mine could be put to a better uso than that which I suggested. I have spent my summers there for the past six-teen years, and there was a time when I delighted to go over the waters aboard my steam yacht. I still intend to live there, aud it is my wish during my life to be general manager of the proposed establishment." Mr. Crossy was born "in Dublin, Ireland, iu 1834. He came to this country in 1845, and joined the United States revenue service, later on-^ tering the English and American merehant'service. In 1848 ho started in the theatrical business, f which he followed u n t i l the close of 1897. He says he has seen tho rise and the fall of the drama iu this country. Besides being a comedian, he is tho author of the opera, "The First Life Guards," which had a run in Philadelphia and New York. In his company were such people as Annie Pixley, Laura Joyce, Florence Ellis, Madame Sanger, Eugene Clark. Charles Long, Ted Council, Livings- tori Kent. He owned aud managed the North Broadway Theater, of Philadelphia. Ho made a great deal of money on the play, "The Two, Johns," which ho wrote. Ho has a wife, two sous and one daughter. Americans aro the most i n v e n t i v e people ou · earth. To them have been issu'ed. nearly 600,000 patents, or more 'thau one-third of all the patents 'issued iu tho world. No discovery of modern years has'been of greater beuefit to mankind than Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy, or has done more to relieve pain and suffering, J. W. Vaughn, of Oakton.Ky., says: "I have used Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrlue.-i Remedy in my f a m i l y for several years, and End it to be the best medicine I ever used for cramps in the stomach and bowels. For sale by Hugh Duttey, Hillsboro; H. J. Colston, Ridgely; W. E. Brown, Denton. The n a m e of J. Clay Mnlliken, nominated for school commissioner by Governor Lowndes was on Friday n i g h t of last week rejected by - t h e Seiialo, nt the instauce, ,of course, of Senator Dodson. So it appears that Republican politics in Talbot are nwt at ail serene. Royal makes the food pure, , wholesome nd dcllclca*. Absolutely Pure HOVAL BftKINO POWDER CO. ( NEW YORK. We can't always have what we want.--Somerville Journal. But we can always want what we have. This, says the Book of the Seveuty-saveu Sages, is the chief raw material of the wisdom of life.-New Yurk BUILDERS TAKEJTOTICE I HAVE FOR SAT,13 AT DENTON BRIDGE 25O.OOO GYP-RESS CEDAR DIFFERENT GRADES. PRICES TO SUIT. T. HUTCHINSON. Large English BerksMres for Sale. I haveS Hoars old enough for service Hint will suit Ihc most careful breuler. Tliey have plenty ol size and qiulily. . Sired by tile Unglish boars, Comely Hoy, No. 3646J, and I,ord Washington, No. 41111, and out ofregistereii ous with plenty of si?e and quality. Comely Hoy, J6162, was sired bv the English Cnniiipion, Iliiiiorc-.il Lort! Windsor, 30461, winch weij?lie;l 9"W pounds, and w«s grand champion in 1-nginnd over all breeds of swine. He wns also 1'iral Prize boar at World's i'air, Chicago, wlierc his owners, Metralf liros., ofKew York, refused $1000 cash for Him. 1 am also booking orders for Spring I'ilj-i. 'Write for catalogue and iir;ces.,''or coinennd see them.'. '·' i U. W V WARKEK, Cordova, Mdji_ - KWSPAPERl iVVSPAPfe-RI

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