Denton Journal from Denton, Maryland on May 21, 1898 · Page 3
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Denton, Maryland
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SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 21, 1898. Henjs of (News irony Ail Parts of tbe County Solicited Uoler tills ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF MAILS. MAILS CI.UsUv G.S7 A. M.--Via n. C. K.. R., for Points Xortli. G.57 A. It.--Via Q. \. K, R., for I'oiuts West. il.SO A. It.--Via (J. A. K. R , for Pomti ICast. 11.'lo A. M.--Via Stiruucr, tor River 1'ohits. l.OO l. M.--Via St-iRC, tor Vrc-ton. 1.38 P. M.--Via 1). .^ C. U. R., for Points North. ·t.SO P. M.--Via Q. A. K. U., tor Pomls Wcs,t. O.-10 1'. M.--Vm (j. A. K. K., lor Points ICast. MAILS A K K I V K . 7.S7 A. M.--Via Q. A. K. K.. from Points Mnst. !.4O A. M.--Via y. A. K R., from Points West. ll.OO A. M.--Via riUnjL', from PriMou. Il.SO A. M.--Via Slcaincr, from Kucr Points. 13.OO -- M.--Via D .S: C.K K., from Point-, Norlh. fi.SO p. M.--Via Q. A K. K., from Points Knsl. 7.!i'J p. M.--Via J A K. K.; iroin Points West. S.OO P. M.--Via U . C . R . I t . from Points North. PUBLIC BUSINESS CALENDAR. CIRCUIT COURT WILL MEET JUNE 27. ORPHANS' COUBT WILL MEET MAY 24. LEVY COURT WILL MEET MAY 24. SCHOOL BOARD WILL MEKT MAY 24. THE LOCAL DEPARTMENT, DASHES HERE AND THERE. H. I Fine stock of straw hats at J. · Nichols Son's. Most of the Delaware schools closed several days ago. For the hot weather you will find underwear at J. L. Everugam's. Directors of the n e w bank will meet next Tuesday and elect a teller. Ready-made clothing at panic prices,.at Nichols', Dentou Bridge. Roy Smith has opened an ice cream parlor in the room adjoining the food store. Mr. John L. Bradley, Burrsville, has bought Mr. "Wm. Faucett's blacksmith shop at 'Wyoming. Miss Ella T. Mackliu, who once taught school at "Willow Grove, Del., died several clays ago in Milford, Del. Dnring the storm on Monday evening last n colt belonging to Mr. Trnstin M. Bippiu was killed by lightning. Aitkur Pritchett, colored, fell from the railroad bridge,'noar Capt. · Lev! T. Duke's residence, in Talbot. One leg and one arm were broken. Thomas A. Smith, executor, advertises the real and personal estate of the late Sylvester Smith in this paper. The sales will take place on June loth and ICth. Tomorrow the steamer Easton will resume her Sunday day trips to Baltimore, leaving Hillsboro at 4.30 a. m., and Williston at C.30. Under the new schedule the steamer will arrive iu Baltimore at C p. m. Rev. Sam Jones lectured in Crisfield on Monday night. On "Wednesday night he lectured iu the Acadetn3' of Music 3 Baltimore He will again visit the peninsula soon aud will lecture in Federalsbnrg on May 23. Mr. William. H. Deweese has sold the Lee farm, near ^Whiteleysburg, to Mr. Benjamin Stewart, of Johnstown, Pa. The price paid was $3,500. Mv. Stewart .will take charge of the place at the end of the present year. . Tho now board of town commissioners--H. A. Roe, George H. Berry, A. E. Cooper, J. Dukes Dowiies, and "W. A. Stewart--organized on Tuesday last, electing Mr. Roe president, and Mr. Cooper secretary and treasurer. The scholars of Hog Island school who deserve commendation for the good work done during the spring term are : Harvey Cheezum, Lewis Carroll, Elmer Cheozum, Charles Warner, Annie Cheezum, and Florence Cohee. Mr. Henry Slotting was struck by a piece of flying timber in Irwin's saw-mill on Monday, and severely injured. Several teeth were knocked out, and his face was badly c u t . Dr. Fisber rendered the necessary surgical aid. In the company recently formed at Easton are seven yonng men from Caroline, as follows: Ira L. Cannon and Fulton Noble, of Preston; James F. Wallace, Win. C. Dean and Milton Lee Tail, of Bethlehem, and C. Harry Jump and Samuel J. SneeJ, of Hillsborough. The Caroline Teachers' Association held an interesting meeting at the Denton Academy yesterday. A resolution was passed unanimously, commending Mr. M. B. Stephens' work as examiner during the past twelve years,} and urging that tlie school commissioners reappoint him. Mr. T. Pliny Fishev, attorney for the American Tract Society and the American Biblo Society, of New York, on Tuesday last sold the Dr. Ridgely Graham farm, in Jthe Sixth district, to Mr. William F. Jackson for $4,600. Mr. W. C. Morgan is the present tenant. This farm was given by Mrs. Jane Graham to these societies, who have held it for many years. Talbot court was convened on Monday last Judge Pearce, Stump and Martin on the bench. In his charge to the grand jury Judge Martiu said, iu regard to the oath of secrecy: "Any grand juror who violates this part of his sworn obligation, now or at any time in his life, is guilty of, as great a crime as any he can possibly be called upon to investigate." The building of the new Dover bridge will be begun in about a week, and will be completed in something less than three months, if the Government does not require the iron foundries all the time. There will be interruption in travel, and passing teams will have to be taken over in a scow. The new structure is to be on the Caroline side, the end on the Talbot shore', including the draw, baring been made new only a short time ago. EWSPAPERl I)e;ttli of .lumen A. Thompson. Mr. James A. Thompson died very suddenly last Sunday evening of congestion o£ the lungs, at his home, in Hillsborough, aged 58 years. He was born in New Castle county and raised near Smyrna, Del. He was a son of the late William Thompson, of that place.. He was educated at West Chester, and at the age of 21 took u p f a r m i n g , and married Miss Emuia Loag, of the "Big Oak" f a r m , near Smyrna. Iu 1802 he moved to Wilmington, where he spent four years as book-keeper for the Pusey Jones Company. From there he moved to Hillborough and engaged in public business. He was very accurate in business, b u t , losinur liis health twelve years ago by an accident, ho was compelled to retire from business life. With all his suffering he was patient uutil the last. He leaves a widow and three sons--Harry M., a prominent merchant of Hillsborough ; Ralph B.,'of St. Louis ; W. R. Loag, of Philadel- phia--aud one sister, Mrs. David Rees, of Clayton. Interment took place in G r e e n m o u n t cemetery, Hillsborough, at half-past ton Wednesday morning. The ]!:iltlmore Grain iUurkclH. The Baltimore wheat market is unsteady and the receipts are light. Prices close some days as much as three cents less than the opening figure, aud the reverse is sometimes true. As about all of last year's crop is marketed, very few farmers are participating iu the high prices now prevailing, and it is hardly likely that they will last u n t i l the harvest of the new crop, although upwards of a dollar may be confidently expected. The high mark yesterday was .$1.37. Corn, whose harvest is more remote, is not following wheat in its upward tendency to any great degree, and the seller does well to get 40 cents. Oiits bring about the same as corn, and rye sells all the way from CO to 70 cents, according to-quality and condition. ' A VERY DESTRUCTIVE HAIL STORM. Wheat uml l'-rult C ·]». In Noi-tlu-rii Caroline Atnuist Hiillroly lcstroyccl. One of the fiercest hail storms that ever visited this county was that which passed over the n o r t h e r n part of it last Monday evening, just before night. Deep, threatening t h u n der, aud clouds of inky blackuess, enveloping the whole western horizon, portended the remarkable shower, which carried devastation to crops in its path. From the northern part of this county the belt of hail extended south ward to Greens- borough. In some sections the stones were as large as small-hen eggs, aud m a n y instances arc reported where property was destroyed. Hundreds of window panes were broken, aud m a u y chickens were killed by the falling ice. Our Henderson correspondent says: A careful canvass for eight miles arounds Henderson confirms the m a n y reports that wheat, peach aud berry crops, with few exceptions, are practically destroyed. A n u m b e r of farmers have declared their intention to plow down the crippled wheat and put the land to some other crop. For eight miles west of Henderson the storm seemed to be most destructive. Mr. William L. Pritchett states that his berry crop is almost totally destroyed, aud tho peach crop in this section, which prior to the storm bid fair to be a one-third ov one-half yield, has, w i t h the exception of a very few orchards, been rod need to a few baskets. The wheat crop is a problem. Some t h i n k it w i l l partially recover, as mauy heads have beeu struck and injured while the stem stands erect. It is safe to say t h a t the crop has been damaged fifty per cent. In some instances the loss will be much greater. Red raspberries have not suffered to the e x t e n t that strawberries mid gooseberries have, find will probably yield a paying crop. Tho Lucretia dewberry is but slightly hurt. Gardens sustained considerable damage, cabbage, early beans, etc., being badly hacked up, but the season for them is still available. A number of houses were damaged, mostly in the shape of broken window glass. Mr. W.T. Sewell had most of the windows in his dwelling and mill broken. The JOURNAL representative at Marydel, which town seems to have received the b r u n t of the terrible storm, says : On Monday evening last this section was visited by the worst hail storm known in the memory of the oldest citizens. The damage done is beyond estimation at present, as poaches, apples, berries of all kinds, grass and wheat are so badly injured that the crops will be an entire failure. In many instances wheat and rye fields will be plowed up and planted to corn, aud the largest berry-growers here contend, that they will not have a single crate of first-class berries this season. Not a house in town escaped the storm, and the extent of tho damage may be imagined when it is known that caeh house in the place had from seventeen to fifty-one window panes broken. All growing crops were severely damaged. The storm seemed to centre over Marydel. On the Delaware side, very little damage was done two miles from town. No i n j u r y , was sustained at Hartley, three miles east, and very little is reported below Henderson. The people in this vicinity will long remember the storm. Dr. and Mrs. Jfimes R. Phillips and daughter, Miss Bessie, entertained the Preston Literary aud Musical C l u b Friday evening of last week. Besides tho officers Cor the year, Hou, A. W. Sisk, acting President, vice A t t o r n e y W. E. West, removed to Dcutou, Mr. N. H. Fooks, Vice President, Prof. R. W. Allen, Secretary, aud the General Committee, Mrs. James R. Phillips, Miss Julia Kelloy, Prof. Allen aud Pvof. I. E. Williamson, there wore present the following guests and members of the club: Dr. J. R. Phillips, Miss Bessie Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Douglass, Miss R u t h Douglass and biotlicrs, Capt. and Mrs. C. Ii. Carmine, Mr- aud Mrs. R. I. L e d u n m , Mosdames E m m a Douglass, J. L. Noble, Alex. Noble, M. White, A. W. Sisk, J. Frank Leduum, Misses Dollio Kelloy, Bertie Noble, Matlic Douglass, Lula aud Emily Fletcher, Lula and Nettie Hallowell, Ella Harrison, Dr. L. D. Kellcy, and Mv. Charles B. Harrison. The evening's entertainment consisted of a finfi musicale, with Mrs. J. R. Phillips, Mrs. S. E. Douglass and Misses Lnla Fletcher and Bevtie Noble, pianists, aud Mrs. White, Mrs. II- I. L e d u n m , aud Misses Lula Hallowell and Emily Fletcher, vocalists. Reeitatious, "A Cradle for the Baby," aud "Six- Little Feet on the Fender," were given by Miss Nettie Hallowell and Miss Julia Kelley. Refreshments were served at 11 o'clock. The next regular meeting of the club for '98 and 'D9 will bo held at tho home of Hon. and Mrs. A. W. Sisk, Monday evening, October 13th. Prestonians visiting Baltimore friends during the past week were: Mr. William T. Kelley, Miss Dollie aud Julia Zelley, Mrs. Dr. Phillips and son, and Miss Mamie "Moore. Our railroad station and many places of business are adorned with "the stars and stripes," iu honor of the recent naval victories. Mr. J. Frank Leduum is converting his large merchantile establishment, ou Main streetinto two stores, one for hats Jand shoes, and one for hardware. Mr. J. H. Barrow has a fine display of agricultural implements in his newly opened warehouse on Main street. Some improvements have been made recently, to the f r o n t of the "Preston Hotel." Mrs. W. E. West, of Douton, visited Mrs. A. W. Sisk last week. Mr. Cox will start his snowball, lemonade and milkshake machine this week. Mrs. J. H. Hubbard, of Cambridge, has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Stafford. Mrs- B. W. Parker has opened a fine lot of m i l l i n e r y goods, f a n c y dress silks and' trimmings. Miss Todd, of Baltimore, a fashionable trimmer, has charge of the millinery department. The war spirit has struck our town, and we now have t h r e e representatives iu TJuclo Sam's service, who will, no doubt, make a record for themselves when the opportunity presents itself. They are Thomas Heathei-jBernai'd Hutchius and John Shewbrooks, who have enlisted iu Company M, Delaware regiment, and are now located at Camp T u n - nell, Middletown. Little or no corn has been planted in this section, o w i n g to the extremely wet season. A number of farmers have not finished plowing, and the outlook for the farmer here is a n y t h i n g but encouraging. Tho pea crop is so nearly destroyed t h a t it is d o u b t f u l if enough will be harvested to pay for tho seed. The Kiekapoo Indian Medicine Company are here this week. They give it good, moral e n t e r t a i n m e n t , and large crowds attend their performances nightly. Mrs. Jacob Riekards, Mrs. Henry Steele aud children, who have been on a visit to the Quaker City, arrived home on Monday evening in t i m e for the storm. Mr. W. T. Dowues, of Lake Charles, La., has been here since last Saturday, renewing acquaintances. U l v k i n u n . Our town is uow looking its best. Quite a n u m b e r of new buildings are being erected, and, considering the rain, e v e r y t h i n g is flourishing'. The first strawberries of the season wore shipped from this station Tuesday morning by Mr. P. W. Carey. · Our yonng aud enterprising mechanic seems very much interested in preparing his newly-acquired lot. Quite a number of shade trees have already beau set, and, judging from reports, tho d w e l l i n g will soon be erected. Several y o u n g ladies of Hiekman appear to be quite busily engaged in m a k i n g bed quilts, carpets, and other household articles. Wonder what tho reason is! Mr. A r t h u r B. Hutchins, of Dover, returned to his home Saturday, after a pleasant stay with relatives here. Miss Ella Jones, of Greenwood, spent a short time in t o w n last week. Mr. E. J. Adams has been on the sick list for tbe past week. Mr. Jones, of Denver, Col., is tho guest of relatives here. To Trent Apple Trees. Some of our farmers are ondoavor- to prevent the destruction of apple trees by worms and insects aud one of the remedies applied is to bore a hole in the tree three f o u r t h s of au inch iu diameter and one inch deep. This is filled with s u l p h u r and the hole Jclosed by tho insertion of a cork or peg. The sap carries the scent of the s u l p h u r through the trees to every twig and leaf. This disgusts or kills the worms and insects. It is said to stop their operation at any rate, w h e t h e r it kills or drives away. HON. JOHN BREWER BROWN DEAD ForMontlis Ho SniTcrcit W i t h Cirrhosis o tlie Liver--Ills Cnrcer Ex-Congressman John B. Brown who was almost as well-known ii our c o u n t y as in Queen Anne's died on Monday a f t e r n o o n last a his homo iu Centrcvillc. For sever al m o n t h s he has suffered f r o u cirrhosis of the liver aud couiplica tious. His death was not unoxpect ed. His condition became eritica last Saturday, and all the member.' o£ his family were summoned to hi? bedside iu anticipation of tho fata termination. John Brewer Brown was the son of Madison B r o w n and Ellen Pi-alt Brown and wtis born in Philadcl phia in May, 1S3G. His father wai a promineutattorney-at-law in Queen Anne's county in his time, and his mother was a daughter of Henry Pratt, the o w n e r of a large estate, his landed p r o p e r t y at one t i m o extending from Ruthsburg to Ceutrc- ville, a distance of six miles. Tho building uow occupied as the county almshouse at Ruthsburg was the Pratt homestead aud was built d u r ing revolutionary times. Mr. John B. Brown received his education at the Ccntrevillo Academy aud Dickinson College. When quite a young man ho went to Santos, Brazil, in connection w i t h the firm of W. H. DeC. Wright Co., large coffee importers. Aftev a few years he returned to C e u t v e v i l l o , where he began the study of law in the office of Brown Carmichaol, and was admitted to the bar in 1858. In 1861 his father was elected clerk of the Circuit Court, and Mr. Caruii- chael was shortly afterward elected judge of the Circuit Court, leaving tho subject of this sketch to succeed to the largo practice of the former firm. Mr. John Brown had already made a good reputation as an astute arid successful practitioner, aud had no difficulty in retaining his clients. His extraordinary capacity for the transaction o£ business had become a recognized fact. His father resigned the office of clerk in 1SC3 and removed to Baltimore, but returned to Centreville in 1808, aud the firm of M. B. J. B. Brown was formed which continued until the death of the senior partner in 1873. Mr. Brown then entered into partnership with his brother, Mr. Edwin H. Brown, this firm continuing until 1897, when it was dissolved by m u t - ual consent. Mr. John Brown was particularly devoted to agriculture and began the purchase of f a r m s in 1SC4. becoming eventually, next to the late Wm. MeKeuucy, the largest land owner in the county. Being firmly convinced that the proper development of the natural resources of this section would enhance the value of f a r m i n g lands, he mtide rapid improvements on all tracts bought by him, and his farms were among the best tilled aud most productive in the county. In politics he was a leader among tho most ardent aud unswerving Democrats, and for the past t w e n t y years the contests at the primaries between the Brown and Keating factious have been well k n o w n , victory resting first with one and then the other. He was a great admirer of President Cleveland, and was a delegate to the convention in 1SS7 which n o m i n a t e d tho ex-President. Iu 1SC9 Mr. Brown was elected to the Maryland House o£ Delegates, and served iu the State Senate from 1SSS to 1SD3, when he resigned to become a member of Congress f r o m the first district of Maryland, to fill the unexpired term of H e n r y Page, who had been appointed to the Court of Appeals. Mr. Brown was an earnest supporter of Bryan iu tho last presidential campaign. In business civi'.ios he was always active and progroF'ivc, g i v i n g his assistance aud guidance to w h a t e v e r promised to b e n e f i t hU c o u n t y . IIu was one of the organizers and a charter member of the C e n t r e v i l l e National Bank, its first vice-president aud director for m a n y years. He was also president of the Centro- villo Building aud Loan Association f o r a long term. In 18(52 ho married Miss Fanuie K. Bryan, a d a u g h t e r oC the late John Bryan. He leaves tour children, one daughter, who mnrried Mr. Havumoud Cromwell, of Baltimore, and throe sons, Madison Brown, au attorney iu Uentro- villc; Keiinard Brown, deputy postmaster, and John Brown Jr., who was formerly connected w i t h the Centreville Rtcord. Tlio Strawberry Season Opened. Strawberries in considerable quantities are going into market, and the crop iu Caroline promises to bo ({into large. There are growers in all sections of the couuty, and all the transportation lines will bo engaged in taking the f r u i t to the cities. Shipments were beguu at Ridgely ou Tuesday, when ton crates wore sent north. On Wednesday twenty crates were shipped, and thus the consignments will, perhaps, bo about doubled every day u u t i l the height of the season is reached. Prices are good. Caroline's strawberry crop amounts to many thousands of dollars every year. . ·--«· .».-*-- Try AI lull's l-'»ot K:ise. A powder to bo shaken into tho shoes. At this season your feet fool swolen, nervous and hot, and get tired easily. If you have smarting foot or tight shoes, try Allen's Foot- Ease. It cools'the feet aud makes walking easy. Cures swollen and sweating feet, blisters aud callous spots. Relievos corns and bunions 'of all pain and gives rest aud comfort. Try it to-day. Sold by all druggists and shoe stores foi 1 25c. Trial package FKEE. Address, Allen S. Oluisted, Le Roy, N. Y. 1 t c i u l c r M ) l l . An Epworth League rally, by tk Henderson local chapter, was hek last e v e n i n g , with an appropriate iiiusicnl aud literary program. The address to the Epworthians wasmad by llcv. Aloysius Green, o£ Greens boro. The Epworth League will hold ; .\trawberry and ice cream festiva next Saturday e v e n i n g , on the green Tim c o m m i t t e e will spare no pains to make it a most enjoyable occasion, and is preparing a program ol u n u s u a l excellence for the occasion All tire invited. The proceeds to go t o w a r d p a y i n g minister's salary. Presiding E l d u r Corkrau w i l l preach in the M. K. Cluii'ch here at S.lo to-moirow evening. Thomas Wilson, of Smyrna, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. W, H. S m i t h . Mr- and Mrs. C. B. M o n t a g u e are v i s i t i n g friends in Denton. Miss Mnry J a r r o l l spent Tuesday in t o w n . Miss Christy Carrow is homo f r o m P h i l a d e l p h i a . Misses Ada M e r e d i t h and Susie (louden spent S u n d a y w i t h Miss Daisy Stoelo, near Maryclel. The heavy rains of late have very imich retarded f a n n i n g operations .ind the water-power mills have not been able to grind, oa account of jack water. Some of our young men h a v o g o n o o c a m p T u n n e l to onlist. They h a v e our best wishes. Our school closed Thursday and most of t h o scholars passed a very jredihiblo e x a m i n a t i o n . Mr. Eugene G r a h a m , of Viola, 3cl., paid us a pleasant visit Sun- lay evening. Miss Bertha S. Shnll is home from Baltimore where she has been at- cuding the State Normal School. CliurcZi ATatlcrs, Last Sunday was a notable day in )ciitou M. E. Church. In the morn- ng the Rev. William F. Quilliau, an e m i n e n t minister who was in attend- incc upon t h e Genera! Conference f the Methodist Episcopal Church South, in B a l t i m o r e , and who had accompanied the Rev. Saui P. Jones o Douton, preached to a largo au- lieuce. His text was from Isaiah: 'They that wait upon G9d shall renew t h e i r strength," etc. Tho ser- non made a deep impression upon hoso present. In the evening the istinguished evangelist, Rev. Saui '. Jones, preached to a great eon- "regatiou from a f a m i l i a r te,xt, and v i t h wonderful eloquence discoursed or more t h a n an hour on tho all- )orvading love of God. Tho large udieuco was delighted with the jrcaeher, and after the service scores hook him by tho hand. The a n n u a l pentecostal carap- n e c t i n g at Ennall's Springs, near Inrlock, will bo hold July 20th to .ugusfc Sth. The pastor, T. F. abler, w i l l be assisted by Kev. Dr. I. D. Collins, of P h i l a d e l p h i a , and ther able workers. Committee: J. I. Andrews, T. A. Melvin, E. Harer, B. Couaway and T. B. Harper. Committee on tents and tent sites: . S. Andrews, T. A. Molvin and R. L. Hurlock. Public cordially iu- itcd. Rev. J. H. West, of the Southern lethodist Church, has been atteud- ig the Genera! Conference in Balti- uore. He spout Saturday andJSun- ay w i t h his b r o t h e r , Mr. W. E. Vest, in t h i s town. Ho filled Rev. Ir, Webster's pulpit at Central Sun- ay afternoon, preaching au able ermon. Rev. Mr. West is stationed t Monroe, N. C. Holiness meetings at the M. E. Church, in this place, attracted uy people from the country. Kcv. Sam P. tJoticK' Lecture. Rev. Sam. P. Jones, whose ropu- ation as an evangelist is as wido as he country, lectured here on Satur- ay evening last to a very apprecia- i v c a u d i e n c e . He had been oxpect- d the Saturday evening before, but id not come on account of the dim- erous illness o f h is daughter. Many, o d\yibt, t h o u g h t he would not be ere on the last date mentioned, and liey thus missed a good o p p o r t u n i t y o hoar the groat Southerner. His ubjcet was "Get There and Stay 'here." His style is i n i m i t a b l e . 'he hearer is amused and instructed very m i n u t e of the hour-aud-a-half he lecturer has the platform, and 3 a n y of tho things ho says are not oon forgotten. Hypocrisy, and the hams most f r e q u e n t l y mot in life, re tho objects of his ridicule, and vlien ho is through w i t h them they ireseut a very sorry appearance iu- eed. But ho is a devoted lover of lie beautiful and the grand in hu- lan character, and when he por- rays them his hearers are all pliil- ,nthropists. We hope the entertain- iieut committee will be able to se- uro tho presence of Mr. Jones next eason. The first strawberries of the soa- on woie shipped from this station n Monday. The wot weather has greatly hin- ered the planting of corn in this oighborhood. Tho P. W. B. Railroad Co. is niking extensive improvements to roperty of the company at this ilace. Their will be about one-third of a rop of peaches in this section. Tho Rev. W. H. Kenuey, who was rausferrcd from Burrsville to this ilace by tho last M. E. Conference, nil preach to the Rod Men tomor- ow evening, at S o'clock. Tho basket factory of Reed Bros. vill soon be in operation. FOR RENT.--Two houses and two v a c a n t lots, in East D e n t o n . A p p l y o WALTER SFARKUN. THE SUCCESS OF A FORMER CITIZEN lc:itiii»; in t i n - S o u t h Uc U U L O I I I I ' I W e . i l t l i We h a v e several times referred ii these c o l u m n s to f o r m e r citi/.ens o this c o u n t y who in t h e earlier days and in their y o u n g m a n h o o d sough t h e i r fortunes in lands far away, am who succeeded in reaching the goa to w h i c h their ambitions led. Mi- John MeNecso is another. Our older citizens w i l l remember him. He lived in Caroline from childhood until tho m o r n i n g of manhood dawned For several years he worked for the late Thomas Loockermau, then foi the late Richard Wright, in tho neighborhood of Smith villc. He was, his acquaintances say, a very industrious and s t u r d y y o u t h , and w h e n the war between the States broke out he joined Captain Stafford's company, at Preston, and followed the fortunes of war for three years or more. During that time (his education being poor) he was t a u g h t by Captain Stafford, who imparted the necessary instruction in elementary branches, and fairly equipped the young man to begin the studious ifo which was to follow. How well ic improved his opportunities his success amply shows. Ho made h i m self worthy of success, and thus won t. Leaving Caroline he went to Texas, where Jfor several years he onducted a successful business. Thence he went to Louisiana, and was there married. He is uo\v one of tho substantial citizens of Lake Charles, a prosperous city of that State, and has au interesting family of five boys and two girls, some of whom are grown. His home is one of the most comfortable, in that city. Mr. McNeeso is a lawyer by profession, and for a long time has held he i m p o r t a n t office of examiner of niblic schools of the parish of Lake Charles. He expects to make Caroi n e a, risit before many mouths, and jo over again the scones of his boy- lood's happy days. Dr. Wilda E. Butler, who is prac- icing medicine in New Haven, Ct., las boon visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William E. Butler, at i!astou. Dr. Butler, who formerly esided in this county, was graduat- 3d from the Hahneuiaun Medical College, Philadelphia, in 1897, and las had one year's hospital oxper- euce, having served four months .3 resident surgeon of the Brooklyn lospital, New York, and eight months as leading physician in Grace Hospital, New Haven. Mr. Elmer E. T. Cohee, formerly f this c o u n t y , and Miss Nellie A. Corbitt, of Baltimore, were married Tuesday afternoon last. .The groom, who is a sou of Ex-Sheriff jeorge W. Cohee, is employed in he office of tho Wheeler Transpor- tition Line in Baltimore. Ex-Judge Henry Hollyday Golds- orongh sustained a stroke of aralysis Thursday morning of last vcok has been daily improving, and is physician and family have hopes f his complete recovery. -- Baltimore Vmes. Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Dixou have ieeided not to open their home on ho Eastern Shore this season, but lave taken the Dushane place, near jake Roland, and will shortly move u t. -- Baltimore American. Mrs. Mary W. Reynolds and Mrs. jiicy Rodgersand sou, of Frederica, Vlr. Ben Tharp, of Harrington, and li-s. Sarah Anderson, of Farmiug- ou have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. '. Pliny Fisher. A sou of Mr. Win. H. Bosley, resident of the Queen Anne's Rail- oad, has left Dickinson College ,nd joined a Pennsylvania regi- nent. Miss Nellie Hiuisou and Mr. L. C. Tones, of Harrington, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Johnson on Sunday. Rev. Z. H. Webster was a visitor \t the M. E. Church South General Conference in Baltimore on Wedues- y- Capt. E. T. Leonard, of the teainer Hamilton, called on Denton rionds on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Brice, of Camen, N. J., h a v e been visiting Sher- K and Mrs. Rice. Dr. and Mrs. F. R. Owens, of Harington, spent Sunday with Mr. and .Irs. Deweese. Miss Auua Holt, of Orange, N. J., s visiting relatives at Cordova and lillsboi'ough. Mr. and Mrs. James Wooters, of Jurrsville, have been visiting Milord friends. Mr. W. T. Collins, of Milton, spout Sunday with his son, Mr. Robert M. lollins. Mr. George A. Fisher, of Now fork, has been in town for a few ays. Mrs. Kepler M. Baruette is visit- ug her mother, Mrs. M. E. Wilkin- 011. Mrs. J. A. Chelton, of Baltimore, .as been visiting relatives in town. Orphans' Court 1'rouciHllngs. In the Orphans' court last Tues- ay, au order was passed annulling nd setting aside the will of the late ohn Collins, and revoking the let- or testamentary, a caveat having een submitted to tho court. Letters E administration were granted to . C. Collins, who filed his bond. L. P. Williams, executor of Mndi- on Williams, d ceased, presented iviJend of the balance of personal state, which was approved. Final eceipts and releases to him were xccuted and filed. v A decree was passed for the sale if the real estate of Peter Covey iecoased, and Jacob P. Covey was ippointed trustee. An order was passed finally rati- y i u g the sale made by Calvin and L a u r e n c e Satterlield, executors, to M. T. Kenton. ln£ Kvcrriscs. The sixth a n n u a l commencement of the p u b l i c schools of Caroline c o u n t y was held in Masonic Hall yesterday evening, the exercises beg i n n i n g at S o'clock, Rev. George S. F i t z l i u g h , oC the Protestant Episcopal Church, invoking the divine blessing upon the exercises, the large audience present, and those who, having completed their studies, were about to go f o r t h to do battle with the world. The Class of '98, which was a large one, well-nigh taking up all the room on the spacious stage, sang tho "Red, Whites and Blue' 1 w i t h a will, and these colors, patriotically adopted by tho graduates as their class emblem, were conspicuous a b o u t the hall, the walls being festooned, the pillars wreathed ind tlie stage banked with b u n t i n g of the national design- Rev. Thorn- is 0. Grouse, of the Harrington Methodist Protestant Church, made the address to the graduates, and School Commissioner Thomas W. Jones iroscntcd the diplomas. Miss Jessie Korr interspersed the exercises with some fine renditions on the piano, and just before tho benediction by llev. Z. H. Webster, of the Methodist Episcopal C h u r c h , a special quartet, composed o£ Miss May Fishor, Mrs. i. H. Johnson, Messrs. James Swann ind Harry A. Roe, rendered "The Placid River," a very pleasing sel- ction. The essays by Misses Smith ind Lewis and Mr. Nuttle were care- u l l y prepared and well delivered. lEter the exercises a banquet was jiveii iii th^ dining hall of the Brick lotel, aud;about a hundred guests larticipated. I'riUcnm Denton Lodge of Odd Fellows was ustituted a couple of months ago with quite a large membership. In ieu of anniversary celebration -which will not come around for mauy uontlis yet -- the members propose 0 celebrate Dowey's victory at Mania, or anj' other event that needs to }e specially or generally celebrated on tho 25th of May, which is the ·egular meeting night of tho lodge. Tho committee has made arrange- uouts for a fine set-out and cut out % program that will interest every nember, and it is hoped that each aud every one of them will participate in the social gathering next kVednesday evening. Visitors of mportance in Odd Fellowship are iable to be present. Temple Lodge will give a banquet u Masonic Hall, next Thursday eve- liug, to the ladies. The guests from 1 distance will be members o£ Endeavor Lodge, Milton, Del., and adies. It is expected that the com- auy on this occasion will number one hundred and seventy-five in- eluding members of Templs Lodgfl \ud the two guests which each is luthomcd to invite. The committee u charge of arrangements guaran- ees that this entertainment will be iroditiible to the lodge and enjoyable o tho guests. Colonel Cooper Convicted. The jury in the Federal Court, W i l m i n g t o n , on Tuesday evening etnrued a verdict finding Col. E?. Cooper g u i l t y of conspiring'with Vra. N. Boggs to misapply $3,000^ he funds of the First National Jank of Dover. This is the charge made in the forty-sixth count of tho ong indictment, and the verdict vas a result of a compromise among he jurymen, who had been out for eventy-four hours. The count in he indictment was in relation to a heck drawn by Colonel Cooper on he bank on November 21, 1896, for :3,000, in favor of E. H. Cuthbort Jo., the Philadelphia brokers, Boggs paying the check and Cooper not laving money in the bank at the line to meet it. I.cvy Court Proceedings. The county commissioners last Tuesday appointed W. H.Beachamp examiner on a proposed new road, n the place of Elias W. Williamson, ·esigncd. The commissioners met yesterday o hear an appeal of John W. Clark, Sr., a committee representing the Deutou National Bank, who asked or a tax abatement, on bank real istate, of $5,100. This real estate, \Ir.Clark contends, is .covered by ho capital stock of the institution, vhich is also taxed. The executor f the late Henry Irwin also made m appeal for abatement, claiming hat Mr. Irwin, when collector, had ot been allowed for certain insolent taxes. A Oueoii Anuc's Connection. A telegram in tho Baltimore Sim f Thursday says: Mr. Samuel 0. stokes representing Philadelphia apitalists, is in Kent county to stablish a now steamboat Hue to e run in connection with the Queen inue's Railroad. The route will be rom Cruuipton to Queenstown. Mr. itokes thinks business could bo evolopod sufficient to justify the stablishmont of tho line. Mr. Wilner Emory, of Baltimore, who was vith Mr. Stokes, expresses entire onfidcnce iu tho success of tho plan nd thinks it will be an important ecder to the railroad. KUleil by 11 Sliot Gun. A colored man named Chester and lis wife, living near Bridgetown, oft homo to go to work on Tuesday uoruing last. Shortly after they eft their little children, one six and he other seven years of age, took a iroom and pushed a gun from the hooks on w h i c h it rested. The weapon f o i l , the breech striking the floor irst, and was exploded, the charge striking the seven-year-old child, a girl, in the m o u t h , nearly severing the bead from the body. A VERY QUIET WEEK_IN WAR CIRCLES SamphoiiSShips All flic Wci-lt Engaged 5n Chasing the .Sjmn'ish Fleet. War news has been as little startling this week as war news generally is. The American warships have been all the week engaged in a game of hide-and-seek with the Spanish fioet, the former being tho seeking- party. Admiral Cervera has proven himself an adept at dodging, and although the fleets of both Sampson aud Schley are trying to corner him and force him to fight, the public, at least, has about given up hope of au encounter. In cutting'the cables at Cienfuegos on Saturday three Americans were killed and several wounded, but the work was accomplished. Ensign Baglcy, the first American killed in the war was buried at Raleigh Tuesday, amid a groat demonstration. ' The Maryland volunteers left Pimlieo Thursday for the South, and possibly Cuba. The Departments at Washington closely guard all information relative to the movements of ships aud troops lost the Spaniards profit by it, and t h u s the public must wait u n t i l something remarkable really occurs. Troops are to be hurried to Dewey, and some of the Pennsylvania soldiers have been designated. Nearly all of the 125,000 v o l u n t e e r s called have been mustered into the Government service, and there is likely to bo another call issued. The authorities are evidently waiting for the result of a, naval engagement before invading Cuba. Minor Matters. At the annual meeting of the stockholders of the Delaware and Chesapeake Railway Company, held at 11.30 o'clock Wednesday at the Company's office in Easton, the following officers wore elected: President, Frank Thomson; Secretary, John M. Harding; Treasurer, Robert W. Smith; Directors, Frank Thomson, David J. Cummins. A contract for 610,000 pounds of crackers for the army was given out a few days ago. Ou each cracker will be printed the words "Remember the Maiuo." Dr. R. K. Colley, who contemplated removing from Sudlersville to Chestertown lias reconsidered the matter and decided to remain in. Queen Anne's. Milton Gibbs, Murphy Truxonaad Norman Bordley, colored, were locked up on Sunday for fighting. Col. Win. M. Ross, Seaford, is trying to induce more volunteers to join the Delaware regiment. It looks now as though Company F will be scut to Governor's Island, N. Y. Capt. Andrew Woodall, of Kent has 30,000 bushels of wheat on hand: The Host Remedy for Rheumatism. From the Fairhazen (JV. Y.) Register. Mr. James Rowland of this village, states that for twenty-five years his wife has been a sufferer from rheuinutism. A few nights ago she was in such pain that she was nearly crazy. She sent Mr. Rowland for the doctor, but he had road of Chamberlain's Pain Balm and instead of going for the physician he went to tho store and secured a bottle of it. His wife did not approve of Mr. Rowland's purchase at first, but nevertheless applied the Balm thoroughly and in an hour's time was able to go to sleep. Sho now applies it whenever she feels au ache or a pain and finds that it always gives relief. He says that no medicine which she had used ever did her as much good. 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