Denton Journal from Denton, Maryland on April 16, 1898 · Page 3
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SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 16, 1898. Itenjs of /Sews fronj All Parts of tte County Solicited Under Ms Hea«l. ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF MAILS. MAILS Cl.OSK. C.27 A. M.--Via D. C. K. R., for roinls North. O.3T A. M.--Via Q. A. R. U., for Points West. 9.3O A. M.--Via J. A. R. K , for Points liasl. 11.45 A. M.--Via SlcMiner, Ibr Uivcr Points. l.OO P. M.--Via Stajji;. for Preston. l.~8 P. M.--Via D. S: C. R. R., for Points North. ·J.4O P. M.--Via Q. A. R. R., for Points West. C.40 p. M.--Via Q. A. R. R.. for Points Kasl. MAH.S AKRIVK. ~ 27 A M.--Via Q. A. R. R., from Points liast. 10.00 A. M.--Via Q. A. R R.. from Points West. ll.OO A. II.--Via Stage, from Preston. 11.3O A. It.--Via Steamer, from Ki-ver Points. 1JJ.OO -- M.--Via D.JtC.R.R., from Points North. S.1O p. M.--Via Q. A. K. R., from Point', linht. 7.10 P. M.--Via o. A. K. R.; from Pouils \Vcst. S.OO p. M.--Via D.C.R.R. from Points North. PUBLIC BUSINESS CALENDAR. CIRCUIT COURT WILL MEET APRIL 16. ORPHANS' COURT WILL MEET APR. 19. LEVY COURT WILL MEET APRIL 19. SCHOOL BOARD WILL MEET APRIL 2G. THE LOCAL DEPARTMENT, DASHES HERE AND THERE. Sec George E. Saulsbury For Clyde and Glen Mary Strawberry plants. The steamer "Favorite," of the Qneen Anne's lice, makes excellent time. ·A handsome line of millinery and novelties can be seen at I. J. Mcllvaine's. Mr. Charles E. MeShaue now represents a Washington star-route contractor, and travels in the West. Oat swindlers are again abroad in the land, seeking whom they may devour among' the gullible farmers. --Easton Ledger. The school commissioners were in session on Tuesday last. They decided to close the white schools on the 20th of May. A number oE Denton boys have joined an order called "The Coming Men of America." Roy Smith is the president o£ the society. There is a woman at Blackwater who recently sold $100 worth of muskrat hides. She captured the rodents and skinned them. Mrs. B. W. Parker has opened a fine lot oE millinery goods, fancy dress silks and trimmings. Miss Todd, of Baltimore, a fashionable trimmer, has charge of the millinery department. Those pupils who deserve meution for good behavior and work done in Gravely Branch school for the month of March are: Chester Towers, Mary Towers, Maud Towers, Nanni eTow- ers, and Ethel Pepper. The Dickinson College Glee Club and Orchestra will give a grand entertainment in this place next Thursday evening 1 . There are twenty-two talented singers and performers. Do not fail to hear them. * Mr. O. M. Hignutt, Williston, has returned from the city with a full line of millinery, which he offers the 1 public at lowest prices. He can show the largest line of infants'bon- ijets ever showu in Williston. * Miss Bertie Fields lost on Wednesday evening last, on Main street or Sixtb. a small silver watch, chased in gold, and with her initials, "R. F.," engraved ou it. Finder will be suitably rewarded on returning it to her. General Passeuger Agent, Waller, of the Queen Anne's 'Railroad, proposes to develop the summer travel along his'line by advertising the advantages that city boardfts will enjoy on this side of the bay during the summer. The trial of the case in which A. P. Barnes, editor of the ,Worcester Advocate, is charged with criminal li- _bel against John P. Moore was began at Princess Anne Thursday. Ex-Judge Russum is one of the attorneys iu the case. : During the past week 1 " we have interviewed a number-of fruit growers, from various parts of the county, and we find that the general opinion that peaches are \iot all dead. W R I G H T GETS TWENTY-ONE YEARS. Coiivlulol of a Ilolnous Crime, He Is Sou. touted to u I.onsr Imprlfioimiimt. The case of Madison William Wright, charged with a criminal assault on Mary E. Stack, his seven- teeu-year-old sister-in-law, was called up in the circuit court at the evening session ou Monday, and ten of the twelve jurors were impanuel- ed before the a d j o u r n m e n t of court, after t w e l v e of the regular panel aud t w e n t y talesmen who had been summoned were called. Tbe remaining two jurors were selected from the regular panel, which had gone out Monday afternoon on the Pepper- Leonard ease, after the verdict had been given to the c o u r t Tuesday morning. The jurors are John T. Carter, Sr., Thomas L. Chaffinch, John L. Faulkner, Charles W. Ed- goll, Oliver Keys, George Heuning-, Thomas H. Butler, John E. Wyatt, Evan Morgan, Charles F. Smith, William H. Goodwin and William H. D. K a u f f m a n . Every inch of space in the court-room, outside tho bar, was packed w i t h men wedged together like sardines in a box,when State's Attorney Deweese made his statement opening the case. Judge Rnssum also made a statement in travel-set's behalf. Attorney Henry E. Lewis assisted in the prosecution, and Major W m . E. Stewart, of Easton, was associated w i t h Judge Rus- snm as counsel for traverser. The first witness put upon the stand by the prosecution was Miss Mary E. Stack, the young lady who made the charge against Wright. The young lady is quite petite, and in her short dress did not look to be more than fourteen years of age. She testified that she lived at Preston and was seventeen year old; that she boarded at Mr. J. W. Kerr's for the purpose of attending the Denton High School; that Madison- William Wright married hur sis'ter; that she went to his (Wright's) home Wednesday evening, to attend to the children wliilfi her sister went to Baltimore on Thursday; t h a t Miss Mary Nc-al, Miss Lizzie Carey, Miss Annie Lideu, Mr. Wright and three children--Paul, Gladys and the baby --and Mr. Greenlee slept in Wright's house Thursday night, anil that Misses Neal, Carey and Lideu left the house Friday morning, shortly before seven o'clock, to go to their work in the shirt factory; that at the breakfast table, after the young la'dies had left the house, and the children were up stairs, Wright said to witness, "if a man'did ruin a girl he would bring false witnesses to testify to her character, and she would be ruined forever and he would be freed;" that he made an improper proposal to her, which she rejected; that he caught her up iq his arms and forcibly carried her into the parlor, witness calling to the children, as she was carried thro' the hall; t h a t Wright fastened the par|oi- door w i t h o u t . releasing his hold of her; that she was held crushed up to his breast, with her arms pinioned in front oil her, tiud her feet off the floor; that she cried and resisted as best she could, and was cautioned in low, determined ,voice, to "hush;" that the crime was committed, aud she was warned not tell for it would ruin him and he would have to leave Nora; t h a t she did not make greater outcry because she knew he nearly always carried a pistol or revolver, which added to her fright. Witness told of the coming home of Mrs. Wright, about ten o'clock on Friday morning, aud said she told Mary Neal, Annie Liden and Lizzie Carey Friday night--the day it happened--that she had beeu violated by Will Wright that morning. In aaswer to questions of her counsel as to why she did not make public complaint at the time, witness said she could not leave the baby, as it was sick; that .she knew it w'ould disgrace Nora (Mrs. Wright, her sister); that she was a comparative stranger; that she didn't know to go to Preston with Wright on Friday to tell her mother what had happened to her. Miss Mary Neal was the nest witness palled, aud corroborated the statemeut of Mary Stack as to the disclosure made to her Friday night. Miss Neal said she was enjoined to keep it a secret. Miss Lizzie Carey was sworn aud said she heard Mary Stack and Mary Neal, who were sleeping together in a bed iu the same room, sobbiug and whisperiug, aod got up and went around to their bed to see what was the m a t t e r , and Mary Stack told her that Will Wright hud ravished her that m o r n i n g ; that they were both trernbliug violently and very much agitated. She did not hear anything about keeping it a secret. Drs. Enoch Geoi-ge and P. Roland Fisher, the examining physicians, were then put upon the stand by tho State, aud their testimony was confirmatory iu character and soern- ed to strengthen the State's case. "Upon this testimony the State rest- its case except for rebuttal. The defence recalled Miss Mary Neal to the stand ou takiug up their side o£ the case, to testify t h a t she saw n o t h i n g unusual in Mary Stack's appearance when she first saw her i.shecl her, the witness said, "Not iu those words." Mrs. Wright also said Mary asked her w h e t h e r or not she should tell her mother, and she advised her not to tell, and t h a t Mary said she didn't think she would. Wituess spoke of two other conversations she had w i t h her husband ou the subject, at the I n l t e r of w h i c h , on S u n d a y eveniug, the whole matter was talked over i n a calm and dispassionate manner. Clara Faulkner, a colored w o m a n who washes for Mrs, Wright, was put upon the stand and testified t h a t she went to Wright's house Friday morning, a r r i v i n g a b o u t ten o'clock, and walked in w i t h o u t rapping. She asked Mary about the washing, and began preparations for tho work. Mary was silting in a rocking c h a i r . with one of Mrs. Wright's dresses on, and did not pay much attention to her. She -was looking out the w i n - dow when witness went in, aud "kept ou looking out tho window." Mrs. Wright arrived shortly after she d i d . She heard Mary say to Mr. W r i g h t , when ho spoke of going to Preston , "take me if you go." Witness did not see anything u n u s u a l in Mary's appearance. After considerable coaxing on tho part of counsel for the defence, Paul, DEATH OF JUDGE GEORGE H. MOORE. One.; :i LpuclInK Mcrulmnt-JiKlEO of the Oi-i.luius- Court for Many years. A f f o r an illness of several days of Bright's disease, Chief Judge George H. MOOI-L-, of the Orphans' court, died at his homo, in Greensborongh, on Saturday m o r n i n g . The iiuiuc- diale cruise of death was paralysis. is Some report-prospects good for one fourth to one-half a crop or a number of varieties. ' Wheat is slightly up this week in the Baltimore market, the good article yesterday selling from $1.00 to $103, with bag lots at $1.04. Corn has also an upward tendency, yellow bringing 3G cents and white a half-cent-more. Eye is quoted at 58 to'59'cents, and oats go at 33 to 34. A Greensboro correspondent has this view of the peach outlook: A .large percentage of the peach buds has been destroyed by the cold and frosty weather of this month, but the consensus of opinion is that there are yet enough live buds for a'good-crop. Strawberries are not materially damaged. The Dickinson College Glee Club .and Orchestra will give an entertainment in Masonic Hall, iu this place, on Thursday evening, April 21. There are t w e n t y - t w o members of the company, comprising the best talent to be found in a great col- "lege, and the people may be -very sure they will enjoy a' rare treat. The club will play at only a few of the larger towns on the Peninsula, and in the large cities of the ea'st. Reserved seats, 35 cents ; general admission, 25 cents. .There was an extensive sale ,o"E building lots, one hundred and two in. number, in southeast Denton, on Saturday afternoon last. This property belongs to the estate of Mrs. Era-M. George, deceased. It was 'recently surveyed by' Mr." M. B. ' Stephens. There were more than, thirty persons represented in the list of buyers and the sales amounted to $6,253.0Q. When the property · WM puthip as a whole it was struck . -off tollr. Stephens. who to tell, and that she k n e w he carried a pistol. She testified that a conversation took place Saturday morning, about breakfast time, between Wright, Mrs. Wright and herself, in which he (Wright) did not deuy the deed, but wanted his w i f e to believe t h a t she (witness) was as willing-as he, and that she dared bim to say so. In response to interrogatories of counsel for prosecution witness reiterated that she did not in any manner consent, and that she called the children because she t h o u g h t if they cw'me down he would stop. On cross-examination by Judge Russum Miss Stack denied that she stood in the hall with the traverser, but said t h a t he had her clasped up against h i m ; that she did not kuow how often he had bugged her; that he took her to Preston on Sunday, but took no liberties with her during the i-ide; that Paul and Gladys came down after she came out of the parlor, and she also saw Mr. Greenlee. WUness admitted that she made no complaint to her sister, nor to any one d u r i u g the morning. The defence spent much time iu ascertaining Ihe whereabouts of witness during Friday and Friday night, and brought out the facts that d u r i n g the day Wright said he was compelled to serve summonses at Friendship, Preston and Harmony, and Miss Stack asked to go to Preston with him, and was refused. On further questioning it was ascertained that Mary left Wright's on Saturday morning, without eating her breakfast, and went out to Mr. Kerr's/ where she made her statement iu the presence ' of Justice of the Peace Eignntt, Stale's Attorney Deweese and Mr. Kerr on. Monday on her return from Baltimore, on Friday morning--she did not seem to be agitated. Miss Annie Lideu was next called and her testimony was of the same tenor as the other two ladies who slept in the vooin.with her that night. She heard Mary Stack tell Mary Neal the story of the outrage committed upon her, but did not hear anythiug of the charge to keep it a secret. Madison William Wright, the prisoner, was -put upon the stand. He is a large man, weighing fully two hundred pounds aud very muscular. He was apparently little dis- coucerted and answered in an ordinary conversational tone the questions asked him by Judge Russum. He denied that'he was guilty of the crime charged, a d m i t t i n g grossly immoral conduct w i t h her, but said it was with her consent. He said after his wife and Miss Neal returned f r o m Baltimore he was at the house and spoke of going down the c o u u t y , and that Miss Stack said "if you go to Preston take me," but lie did not waut to go to Preston if he could avoid it. Wright said he took Mary to Preston ou Sunday, and hugged her, she m a k i n g no" objection, except to say "why don't yon stop." Ou cross-examination by Mr. Lewis, after relating his business career, said he took Mary to Preston at her request, and that he had his arm around her most of the time when the horse was walking, but did not recollect whether she told him to stop more t h a n once. In answer to the question: "Were you/induced to put your arm around '.her because of y o u r knowledge she permitted other people to put t h e i r arms around her?" the witness said he could not say that, and followed it w i t h an admission that he had never ·seen anybody w i t h their arms around her. Several questions resulted in drawing from the witness that the most compromising position in which he had seen the yotiug lady was wheu she stopped at his stable, on a public street, on her way from" school, by the most direct route, and asked it the horse's foot was well enough to take her d r i v i n g . Witness snid Mary told him, when they came out of the parlor, that she iutended to tell Nora, (Mrs. Wright,) and he advised her not to do it, as the thing was done and could not be helped, and it was best to say nothing'about it. During cross-examinatiou in the afternoon the State produced a letter, which Wright admitted he wrote on Saturday, to Mrs. Stack, his mother-in-law. In it ho said he was in trouble, aud intimated he was being charged with something for spite work. He attacked Miss Stack's character, saying he had objected to unbecoming conduct on the part of Mary and a young man, and had thereby gained their ill will. He cautioned Mrs. Stack not to listen to Mary, but to some one who knew more, and to keep everything quiet until she had seen h i m , etc. The State called attention to the fact that the letter was dated March 25th, (Friday,) and made a rigid examination as to its contents. The court took a recess until half- six in the eveniug, w h e n cross-examination of Wright was resumed, but n o t h i n g new developed. Mi-s. Nora Wright, wife of the accused, aud sister of tho prosecuting witness, was called. She x said she saw Mary as soou as she arrived home, about 10 o'clock Friday morning, finding her sitting at a window. There, was n o t h i n g unusual about her appearance, witness said, and there was uo evidence of tears. She said the parlor shutters were open when she came home, and the f u r - niture was not disarranged. The witness then said that Mary Neal told her. before breakfast on Saturday moruing, what Mary Stack had said to her the night before, and t h a t she asked Will about it w h e u b e c a m e . On cross-examination she said she told Will w h e n he caine in again, takiug him into the parlor for the interview, w h a t Mary Neal had told her; t h a t she did not remember what words she used, but that he admitted w h a t she charged. Mr. Lewis endeavored by a number of questions to get the exact words in which Miss Neal had conveyed the information to Mrs. Wriglit aud the words Mrs. Wright used in asking her husband about it, but witness did not remember. the uine-year-old sou of the accused, was sworn, and, in tears, was put upon tho stand. Between sobs he answered the few questions of Judge Russum, which were to Ihe effect t h a t he did not find his a u n t in the dining-room wheu he came down stairs, but saw her when she came out of the parlor, and t h a t she was not crying. The court here adjourned until Wednesday morning. The first witness called Wedues- day, and the last one £or the defence, was Alcade Bradley, the Denton- Preston mail-driver. He testified that he took the letter Wright wrote to his mother-in-law concerning Mary and delivered it to Mrs. Stack. Witness further testified t h a t he saw Wright p e n u i u g the letter, aud that it was ou Saturday, instead of Friday, as the date showed. Here the defence rested. The State called Hari-y A. Roe upon the stand to definitely locate Wright's house and the surrounding properties, and closed w i t h liis testimony. The State's lawyers proposed to submit the case w i t h o u t argument, but counsel for the defence would not agree to Ibis, and State's A t t o r - ney Deweose opened for the prosecn- tiou by q u o t i n g the law and the charge, and reviewing briefly, but forcibly, the salient points of the testimony. Major William E. Stewart, who assisted Judge Russnm, made tho first speech for the defence, t a k i u g ample time in explaining the I a w - a s he read it.from his books, and applying it to the caso in h n n d - He had not finished when court a d j o u r n ed iu the afternoon, and rnsuiucd when the evening session began, reviewing the testimony at length: He spoke for five and a half hours in all iu the effort to establish a purely teejinieal defence. Judge Russurn spoke for about an hour, !tnd Mr. Lewis began the closing speech iu the case, and had spoken but a short time when court adjourned. Wednesday morning Mr. L e w i s resumed speaking and for two and a half hours held the close atlentiou of the j u r y . In marshalling the material testimony of the prosecution; in sifting the defence's testimony; iu application of law to fact, and iu a n n i h i l a t i n g the " h u m a n probabilities" theories of the defence, he showed a past-master's skill. At the conclusion of Mr. Lewis's speech, at noon, the ease was given to the jury, and two and a-half hours later the jnry returned a verdict p.f "guilty." The prisoner was brought iuto court shortly-after six o'clock yesterday evening aud Chief Judge Pearce pronounced sentence upon him -- twenty-one years' imprisonment in the State penitentiary. H . M O O U K . His career was a l o n g and u s e f u l oi:e. He was bom in Delaware in 182(3, his p.-ircnis being L u t h e r ami iN'ancy (Dash ids) iilooro. For in tin, v g« ne r a t i o n s the Mooves h a v e lived in Delaware, whero t h e y have ill- ways occupied a high place in the c i t i z e n s h i p of the State. At the ;igc. of seventeen the subject of this sknk'li removed ' to Grncnsborousrh, and I'otiud a position us clerk in a store. He soon t h o r o u g h l y learned the business, and in 1S48 formed a p a r t n e r s h i p w i t h Mi-. William C. Sattei-tield, now also deceased, and £or many years the store 61! Satter- fic'ld Moore \vits the largest in the c o u n t y , the owners enjoying a very extensive patronage. Both the part - iiiiis became well off financially ami a c c u m u l a t e d m u c h real estate. . .Politically, Judge Moore was a s t a u n c h Democrat. In 1853 he WHS a p p o i n t e d to (ill a vacancy in the Orphans' c o u r t , aud two years later he was r e g u l a r l y elected to the same position. In 1859 he was electod to the oflice of icgister of wills. A year boi'ore the expiration o£ his term 'he tendered his rcsigaation ou account of business engagements, which oc cupicd most of liis time. In later years he was ugaiti repeatedly elected judgo of the Orphans' court, for (vliich position ho had special qualifications. Few men in the State had a more t h o r o u g h knowledge of testamentary law. Judge Moore also held, a number of year? n.go^^go, the office of school commissioner, and u n t i l recently he was a member of tho c o u n t y a u d i t i n g committee. In tho m a t t e r of accounts he was an expert. In 1849 Mr. Moore,- then about t w e n t y - t h r e e , married · Miss A n n a M. Allen, daughter of Captain John Allen, of Delaware. Mrs. Moore and two sous -- J. Allen Moore, of Nor- fofk, Va., and George C. Moore, of Talbot-- survive. Frank Moore, another son, died several years ago. T h e ^ f u n e r a l was held ou Monday af- tevnoon, |tho. Rev. Aloycius Green odUiiating. Intorinent took place in Grepnsborough cemetery. evening.' She had not previously told Mr. or Mrs. Kerr. On re-direct examination witness said she asked In Response C'ol. BT«Carler Seriously Kurt. Col. James M. McCarter, of Preston, was seriously i n j u r e d in Easton late Wednesday afteruooii. He was iu his carriage to go home, and wheu near the Delaware and Chesapeake Railroad Station the horse became frightened and ran away. Colonel McCarter cotild not control him, and t h o a n i n i a l van the vehicle, with great force, against the side of the car and dragging him in that position its whole length. When clear of the car he fell to the ground. He was f r i g h t f u l l y wounded about the face and head. Colonel McCartor was formerly a clergyman in the Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal C h u r c h , and was known as a gifted aud eloquent preacher. At the b e g i n n i n g of tho civil war he entered the Union army as chaplain of a Pennsylvania regiment and came out of the war us colonel of the sanio regiment.' He bought l a n d near Preston and settled down to farming. Resolutions of Kespeer. At a meeting of the Epwortii Lea'- 1 .gue, Chapter No. I5C17, o£ the Donton Metho'dtsL Episcopal Church,' the following preamble and resolutions were adopted-: ' "Although our hearts arc distressed and pained at the loss of our sainlcd .sister, liliznbeth E. Webster, a member of this Chapter, there is consolation in the blos;ed assurance \vc have thai she has gone to everlasting happiness and rest in our Heavenly Father's House. In loving respect lo licr memory, be it Resolved, That as a member of tlie League, she was not only wise iu coiufe!, hut faithful, earnest and successful in increasing its usefulness ami advancing its purpose? and Ihe cause of Christianity ; Hml she was zealous run] active in the service'of llic Church and, by example and in teaching, hiip]Krte! its moral and religions influence, that she was attentive to anil uselul iu her social duties, kuuliind penile hi her treat- incut and careful and considerate of the welfare of others, thus attracting the loving respect of nil. Resolved, That «c lender to her bereaved husband, Brother Zack [I. Wubslcr, anil her family our heartfelt sympathy in their borrow. Resolved, Thai these resolutions le entered on our inmiites, published in our local papers, C'liuruli i ,Tlie following gentleman on Mou- thty m o r n i n g were selected as the vestry of St. Mary's W h i t e Chapel parish : John S. Barnhart, George M. Russum, Z. Potter Steele, Jacob G h i u g h e r , 3. Dukes Dowues, James E. H i g n u t t , W i l l i a m H. Anderson, and 'Robert G. Stewart. At a meeting oE the vestry Tuesday morning 'Judge Bussnm was electetl senior warden ; Mr. Bnrnliart, junior warden ; Mr. Steele, registrar and treasurer. Judge Russum was chosen delegate to tho diocesan convention, w h i c h meets at Ceutfeville on the first Wednesday in June. Mr. Steele was named as alternate. -A number of the city churches were supplied Sunday by ministers from the Maryland Conference, then in session- Following were the assignments of several preachers w e l l - k n o w n in Caroline: Rev. C. E. Drydeu, Betlmuyj Rev. H. W. D. Johnsou; Brooklyn; 'Revs. W. B. Jndefiud and H. F. Wright, St. Johns, Canton; Rcv."G. D. Edmondston, Potomac. The ladies of tho Mite Society of tlie M. E. Church will hold a cako and ice 1 cream festival at Bro_vvn's Hull this a f t e r n o o n aud evening. Rev. C. E. Drytleu, who has been a t t e n d i n g Conference this week, will not return in t i m e to fill hisappoint- 111,611 ts tomorrow. The Easter offering at Christ P. E. Church Sunday morning amounted t $325.35. I-i'vy Court At Tuesday's session of the levy court, Messrs. 'L. Potter Stnele, N. Alex. IJutson ami Harry E. Ramsdell were appointed judges to olli- ciate at the town election iu Denton on Monday, April 25th. Mcssis. Frank S. Todd, Frank P. Covey and Hay ward Horsey were appoiuted e x a m i n e r s to look into the merits of the proposed Bullock aud Adams road. Messrs. Elias W. Williamson, Louis N. Todd and L. J. Bloxsom were appointed examiners on the Kosser road. Albert F. Murphey was appointed a constable for the Sixth district. Thecoinmissionersordercd that account s of justices of the peace and.con- stables would hereafter only be paid d u r i n g the mouths oE June and January of each year. Wan-ants for road-working were issued as follows: G. K. Kelley--Road from Grove to Harmony and Hog Creek road; from Grove to Friendship; f r o m Curtis Wright's, via Messick's can- n i n g house, to Newton. Preston Dasher--From Ridgely to Oakland; from J. S. Ober's to Ridgely, via Warner Babes' lot. W. W. Seward--Road from Stainbaugh's corner to Mason's Branch. W. P. Taylor--From Grove .to Preston; from Walter Todd's corner to canning house; from corner of W. H. Gambrill's to M u r p h y road; from Friendship to Hynson; from Friendship to Dorchester road, at corner of R. D. Bv.adley's farm; from corner of Dr. Douglass' farm to John F. Cohee's corner; from Charles Turner's to John John's farm; from corner of Mrs. George Williams' to Hynsou road. W. H. Cohee--Road from Hoc Island to Tan Yard and the new road k n o w n as the Burkight road. D. I. Patchett--Road from Bending's corner to Tau Yard and from Bethlehem to Dover causeway. A.- J. iMessick--Roatl from Hog Creek mill to Sisk's corner; from Smithsoii to McCarty's w h a r f ; from Hog Creek branch to Bethlehem and from Holmes'seoruer to railroad. l"oclcr:ibl)uri;. Rev. and Mrs. White, w i t h LeRoy and George, still linger among the homes of their friends here. Mr. W h i t e has been called to b u r y four of his parishioners within oue m o n t h --Mr. Wesley Shaw, Mr. Samuel Dean, Mr. William Legates, and Mr. John Collins. Mr. Robert W. Messenger is home for a short time. Mrs. Blanche Webster, of Cambridge, spent Tuesday aud Wednesday at her father's. The lecture of" Hon. George W. Baiu was listened to by an appreciative audience Tuesday night. Rev. Rain P. Jones comes next, on May 9. Tlis lecture will be in the Presbyterian Church, and a large per cent, of the seats are already secured. Mr. Walter Prouseaud Mr. George H. Jefferson, of Philadelphia, enler- tniued about t h i r t y of their acquaintances at tho home of Mr. F. Davis on Monday evening. Progressive crokeuole occupied the first part of the evening, aud was followed by'a lunch of cream, cake and macca- roons. Mr. H. B. Messenger, who has beeu laid up with la grippe and m u m p s for ten days, is able to be out again. Mr. Harry Carroll and family will live at Mr. C. M. Davis'' until Mrs. Carroll f u l l y regaius her health. The sliirt factory prospers. Miss Uyra Harris has assumed her new duties as forelady in the establish- m e n t . llohbs. Easter services were held at Ames' Sunday evening, and were largely attended. Tho chnrch was beautifully decorated for the occasion. Tho program was as follows : Singing--"My Redeemer" School " Responsive Reading. Pmycr K. C. Adams. Singing--''Night's Utquicin." Opening AiUlross lid win Paisley. Solo--"Sly Saviour Dicel" Mis. E. M. Willcy. Recitalioli--"I,ift Up Your llends," Gertie Adams. Song--"Angels, Angels," School. Dialogue. I'ivu Boys. Singing--"Apiro.icli of Dawn," ·'Coming of Mary." Solo--Manning Mernken ; Chorus by IHe Choir. Song ami Recitation--"Christ Is Risen," bv Ten Girls and l-'ivc Hoys. llfcilation--Dilla Mcrrikcn. Duct--Over tile River ofLiglit," Miss Mabel Tow- eri and Mrs K. it. Willey. Recitation Miss llcssie Anthony. So,, s _"Tlic Floral Cross," by Ten CJirls. Offering. Singing--"Hail, IIa]vy Raster Day. jkncdiction. Mr. Orlaud Kelley and MissMiuta Todd, of Preston, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Willey, on Suuday. Mr. B. B. Allen, of Washington, spent Easter with friends here. Miss E m m a Hubbard, of Concord, visited Mrs. Margaret Willey t h i s week. Circuit Court N(\VH. Judges Pearce, Stump and Martin h a v e been o n ' t h e bench t h r o u g h o u t the e n t i r e week. The session has been the longest tor a n u m b e r o£ years, n o t w i t h s t a n d i n g the fact that a n u m b e r of cases have been continued. Beside the W r i g h t case, the f o l l o w i n g business has been disposed of t h i s w e e k : Ou Saturday the case of Pepper vs Leonard was heard by a j u r y . It was not fiuis-hed u n t i l Monday night. The jury gave a verdict for Pepper for $150. The attorneys iu the case were Stewart and Hutson for plaintiff and Lewis West aud Towers, for defendant. ., The court on Tuesday appointed John J. Hattnett, o£ Elkton, court stenographer by the following order: ruder the authority vested in tile Judges of tlic Second Judicial Circuit of Maryland liy the Act ol 1S%, Chapter «/), we hereby appoint John J. llartnett stenographer to serve in the respective counties of said circuit for tile period of one year from tlie date hereof at the salary of eleven linii- ilrcd ami fifty dullars for said year, of which said sum the county commissioners of Cecil county shall pay three hundred dollars, aud the comity commissioners or Kent. Queen Anne's and Taf- bot counties shnll each pay two hundred ami luenty-fi\e dollars thereof, anO the comitv commissioners of Caroline county shall pay one hundred and seventy-five dollars thereof, said payments to he made in inarterly instalments from Hie date hereof. Mr. Hartuett entered upon his duties at once, the trial of M. W. Wright being the first caso to report. James M. Leonard vs. Win. Taylor, a case removed from Talbot county, was begun Thursday afternoon. It was a claim for .unliqui- dated damages. Jury t r i a l ; verdict for plaintiff for $100. J. P. Batemau and W. M. Shelian for Leonard. Russum for Taylor. James Morgan was yesterday ar- raigued before the court aud j u r y on a charge of stealing a horse from Mr. Frank Wright. Deweese represented the State and Owens the acc n sed. Charles Veasey, murderer of Donavon, was yesterday evening sentenced to 18 years. The grand jury finished its work last Saturday, and was discharged. Following is the report: We have examined lliirly-six witnesses, considered seventeen casus, and found nine hills of indictment. A committee of five members nave visited Ihe alms house and report the buildings generally 111 sfood condition, and ilescrvingly co.igmlnlale the overseer and assistant in having the surroundings ami inmates well kept. We advise immediate repairs to defective flues and unprotected floors under stoves; also needed repairs to carriage house to secure it against dam age. A like committee visited the iron bridge and jail. The draw, piling, bnmsters, piling and nbnimcnls are in a neglected and dangerous condition. The width of the draw is inadequate to iiccoiuiuoilntirUic traveling public. The county jail is unfit for tlic purpose intended and it is not worth repairing. The sheriff aud Ihe prisoners have neither conveniences nor comforts. A new structure is recommended. Our attention has becu.called to the practice of owners of traction engines, who supply themselves willl wood for fuel at the various schoollioiiscs in the conn- ly. Being unalile lo locate the offenders atlen- tio.i his hereby called to the matter as a warning. We conclude with the usual recommendations for better roads and unproved methods of managing and working the same, and that the nse of wide tires for wagons be encouraged. to a direct question whether or not Mary Neal told her that MAry Stack u u v u i .,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,..,, - .- told her that Will Wright^hud raV- J nuoThata' copy"'bcdeiiVeredi' lo Brother Svcb'ster. Hoys, Never Hell :i lluzxarcl! The Baltimore Sure's Easton correspondent tells some f u n n y buzzard stories. Here is one of them: A buzzard w i t h a t i n k l i n g bell appended to him comes around this section every year or two. This is the true story of the belling of that b u z z a r d : A. .sheep had died ou Mr. Alfred J. Wilson's farm, between Eastou aud 'Dover bridge. Three enevgeiie and mischievous boys sat a steel trap by the carcass, w i t h a spring strong enough to -hold, but not to main, a buzzard. One was "cTug'TTt. The boys tied a sleigh bell securely to his leg, and let him loose. He tried to fly awsiy from the t i n k l i n g bell, and circled high in tho air u n t i l the sound OH the bell could not be heard. Tho boys who "projected" w i t h this btizaard lire now men.. One is a young man of itt't'iiirs iu_ Easton, ono is at work in Venezuela, anjl one in Colorado. None of them are married. It is bad l u c k ' t o bill a buzzard. Best line ol! ladies 1 corsets and gloves vaihe's.' n t / I . underwear, J. Moll\ Distributing Young Fish. Superintendent Clarence K. Stevens, of the Tuckahoe Fish Hatching S t a t i o n , has made the following dist r i b u t i o n of y o u n g perch : March 2S -- H a t c h i n g Station, 1,000,000 ; 2!-Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, 3,000,000; ' L l o y d ' s Branch, 1,000,000; H u t c h i n g Station, 1,000,000; 30-Horse Shoe Bend, 1,000,000; Brick- Mills, 1,000,000; Greensboro, 1,000,000; 31--Sylvester's Bridge, 1,000,000 ; A p r i l 1--Easton, 2,000,000; Selby's Mill, 1,000,000 ; Hatching Station, 1,000,000 ; 2--Moore's Mill, 1,000,000; 4--Gale's Wharr, Kent c o u n t y , 2,000,000. The Milwaukee Harvester Company a n n o u n c e that they have in stock, iu Baltimore, Md., a f u l l line of repairs for their celebrated light- running Binders and-\foicers. Also t h a t tlmy hava iu the h a n d s of their agents, S m i t h Bros., at Itidgdy.Md., a larger line ot repairs t'or tliese machines t h a n is carried for any similar inucliiuos soici .in tho county, not- w i t h s t a n d i n g the s t a t e m e n t s of the agents of oilier miiehinos, who have k n o w i n g l y misrepresented them in t h i s particular. . ' ^ MILWAUKBK HARVESTER Co. Versonu! Mctktion. Mr. William A. Morse, of Cambridge, aud Miss Mary S. Fluharty, daughter of Daniel Fluharty, Esq., of Federalsburg, were married on Thursday afternoon of last week, at the homo of the bride's father. Rev. W. L. White, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, performed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Morse went to their new home, in Cambridge ou the evening train. Mr. John B. Medford and Miss Cora Dill were married at the residence of Mr. Samuel Nowell, in East Den to u, ou Wednesday evening last. Rev. Z. H. Webster performed the ceremony, and the bridal attendants were Miss Sadie Nowell and Mr. B. B. Cohee. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Redden, of Farmingtou, on Thursday issued cards announcing the marriage of their daughter, Miss Blanche, to Mr. Elwood F. Cosden. Tha ceremony took place the day before. Mr. and Mrs. Cosdeu will reside at Clayton. Mr. James N. Todd, who has suffered a long time with an aggravated stomach trouble, was again removed to a Baltimore hospital on Sunday last. He stood the journey remarkably well, and his many friends hope he may be benefited. Mr. E. B. Griff en berg and Miss Fannie Qriffenbersr, his sister, spent Easter at their home in Odessa. Mr. W. P. Draper, of this place, hsis been visiting his sister Mrs. Thos. M. Green, in New York. Miss Nellie Valliant, of the State Normal School, spent Easter with mother, iu East Denton. Miss Kate Duffiey, of Hillsboro, has boen the guest of Miss Mary Emerson this week. Mrs. Bettie Massoy, of Greensboro, has been spending some time in St. Michaels- Miss Rachel Satterthwaite was with Deuton friends several days this week. Mrs Rachel Cooper has returned from a visit to Delaware friends. Mrs. W. J. Davis, of Federalsburg, has beeu visiting in Deuton. Mr. C. G. Griffin, of New York, was in town on Sunday. Mr. R. W. Emerson was in Newark, N. J., this week. The "favorites" Frightened Them. Captain P h i l i p Reibold, who took the sleainer Favorite from New York to Baltimore for the Queen An lie's Railroad C o m p a n y , tells of an amusing experience in Sand Shoal Inlet, on the Atlantic coast just below Cobb's Island, Va. The i-aptain put i n t o the inlot to escape the storm iiiul sent-some of his men on shore lo replenish the stock of the vessel. This scared the colored people in the neighborhood, and LONG TUSSLE WITHJHE WEATHER. ObHervur-llnrwIok, I'oriniTly of Cnrollnc, nml-Old "I'rolinblllty." From the fiatrnmcnio Record-Union. To-day completes the t w e n t y - f i f t h year (quarter of a century) of con- t i n u o u s service of Observer James A. Barwick iu the United States Weather Bureau department, lie h a v i n g entered t h a t service ou the 31st day of March, 187,'{ at Baltimore, Md., from which time to the present he has been occupied in taking from two to seven observations daily with the different meteorological instruments in use, to show Ihe ever- changing conditions of the weather in all its varied moods. From De-. comber. 1878, to March. 18SL, Mr. Barwick was stationed at A l n o n a , Mich., the c l i m a t e of w h i c h State- affected his health so much t h a t application for a change of station to , a milder one is made, backed up by a physician's .certificate of his inability to stand the severe climate conditions of the Upper Lake ro- gions. In this ho was successful, as instructions were issued by the Chief Signal Officer ordering Mr. Barwick to take charge of the sta- tioQ at Sacra men to, Cal., which was accomplished ou t h e 15th day of March, 1881--seventeen years ago. Tho predictions of the weather by a department of the United States' Government was first begun .under the authority of the Secretary of War, authorizing the Chief Signal Officer of the army to establish as a branch of the Signal Corps, a ' d e - partment to be known as the "-Division of Telegrams and Reports for the Benefit of Commerce aud Agriculture." Tho first systematized synchronous weather reports ever taken in the United States were begun ou November 1, 1870. These' predictions or probabilities were received with a great deal of satisfaction by the public at large. Reports were received from but twenty- sis stations, situated mostly along tho Atlantic coast and as far west as Cheyenue, Wyo. Stations were rapidly increased in various portions of the country. Less than tweuty-eight years after the first experiment of .weather predictions fiuds the United States Weather Bureau established on a firm basis, and its popularity and usefulness goes unquestioned. The saving to commerce-and agriculture during that period amounts to mauy millions of dollars, by the accuracy of its predictions regarding high winds aud storms at coast stations, and killing frosts, damaging winds heavy rains iu all agricultural districts. On this coast the present season these have proven more ae- curate than usual, and have given the greatest satisfaction to the people. Ou July 1, 1891, the weather service branch of thu Signal Service was transferred from the War to the Agricultural Department. This bureau is now giving formation and ot greater value at less expense than ever before in its existence, which reflects great credit on and shows good management under the preseut Chief. And Barwick still occupies his perch in the top of the Government building .in Sacramento, aud his weather «ye never closes--they say. - Orphans' Court Proceedings. At the meeting of the Orphans'' Court ou Tuesday, Sallie E. Smith aud Wesley Roe were appointed administrators of Win. H. Smith, deceased. Warrant to appraise personal property was issued to John H. Vangesel and M. B. Stephens. Thos. A. Smith, executor of Sylvester Smith, deceased, returned inventory of personal estate which was approved and order to sell granted. The death of Chief Judge George H. Moore was announced by Register of Wills Jump, whereupon tho following preamble and resolutions were adopted: WHEREAS, it has pleased Almighty God, in His all-wise Providence to take frotti our midst our beloved brother ami associate, Geprsc M. Sloore, who has for many years, so ably tiilled the position of Judcc in iliis Court. In respect to 111 s memory, and as a trilnitt to his excellent merits and high character, be it Wc«u/vc'/ly llic J iitlges of said Court atul the Register of Wills we deeply deplore the loss ot one who in personal and social intercourse has alivnvs been pleasant, considerate and urbane; and i'n his official duties faithful ami attentive-exercising studious care in the coiisUleralioti of (hey hastily scattered to the woods, t h i n k i n g that the Favorite was a Spanish war vessel. No a m o u n t of persuasion could change their opinions, and no colored persons were seen about u u t i l t h e boat had steamed from t h e inlet. and wielded great influence in advancing education, morality and Christianity as well as'lhe public interests generally. Resolved that we tender to his widownnd family our profound sympathy in'llicir great bcreavc- ui'cat. QKcsolvcd that these entered upon Hie minutes of this Court; that a copy (.hereof be scut to his family and also to the county papers for publication; and that the Court roomlbc draped in mourning for sixty days. Xcsolvecl, as a further token of respect for lllc' deceased, that this Court do now adjourn. Royal make* the food pare, . wholesome and dellclo POWDER Absolutely Pure ROYAL BAKINO POWDER CO., NEW YOHK. Suiiinin 1 Itoiirclurd. ft' persons l i v i n g ' o n the Queen Anne's Railroad desiring to take s u m m e r boat-tiers will-advise me how m a n y they can accommodate, terms, location, etc.. I will advertise same free. C. C. WALLER, G. P. A. Baltimore,-Pier S)i Light, St. Skin Diseases. For the speedy and permanent cure of tetter, salt rheum and eczema,. Chamberlain's Eye and Skin Ointment is without an equal. It relieves the itching and smarting almost instantly and its continued use effects a.permanent; cure. It also cutes itch, barber's itch, scald head, sore nipples, itching piles, chapped hands, chronic sore eyes and granulated lids. Dr. Cadv's horses are the ^ud vermifuge Condition Powdera for at tonic, blood pnri Price, 25cents. Soldi EWSPAPERl iWSPAPERI

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