Denton Journal from Denton, Maryland on August 20, 1898 · Page 3
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SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 20, '98. Itenjs of ftews fronj All Parts of tlje Cou»iy Solicited Un-Jer ibis Hea«I. ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF MAILS. MAII.S CLOSK. 6.87 A. M.--Via D. C.Tt. R., for Points Nortli. 7 A. M.--Via Q. A. R. R., for Points West. 9.SO A. M.--Via Q. A. R. R , for I'o'.nts East. 11.45 A. M.--Via stcnmerT for River Points l.OO P. M.--Via Stage, for Preston. J .'£» P. M.--Vla'D. C. R K., for Points North. 4.5O P, M.-:Via Q. A.-R. R., for Points West. 0.46 P. M.--Via «J. A. R. R., for Points least. MAItS ARRIVE. 7 a 1 ! A. M.--Via-Q. A. R. R., from Points. Kast. ».ii A. Jt.--Via g. A. R R., from Points West. 11 .OO A. M.--Vi? Singe, from Preston. 11 »O A. M.--Vh Steamer, from Kivur Points. JS 00 -, if.--Via n.C.R.K., from Points North. B.~O P. St.--Via-Q. A. R. K., from roiuN liasi 7.3S P. JI.--Via Q. A. K. K.; from Points West. H OO P. M.--Via D St C.R.R., from Points North.. . PUBLIC BUSINESS CALENDAR. CIRCUIT COURT WILL MEET .OCT. 3. ORPHANS' COURT WILL MEET AUG. 23. LEVY COURT \VILL.MEET AUG. 23- SCHOOL BOARD'WILI. MEET AUG. 23. THE LOCAL DEPARTMENT, DASHES HERE AND THERE. The army worm is destroying corn in Delaware. Court-house square presents an unusually pretty appearance. 1 Two new dwellings are being erected in the north-east part of town. Mr. Mark Bryant has been re-appointed game warden for this county. Weather men say this has been tbe hottest summer experienced in forty years. We are' told that ther'e'are very few shade trees and hammocks scattered 'along the road; that leads to success. Mr. Thomas. B. Green will take . charge of Denton postoffice on Sep- tember l«t. Mr.:T. Frod ; Towers x will "bo hia'a'ssi'stant. ' " Mr. H. W. Hnghes has purchased the' interest of Mr. A. F. Hoase in the firm of House Uhler, lumber and.coal dealers. . . · . Mr. Thomas R. Green aud his assistant^ Mr.'T/. Fred Towers, are familiarizing :themselves, with the work in tho postoffico. W. Arthur. Wooters and. Hackett Morgan, of Chapel district, have made application for membership into the National Trotting Association. Mr. E. B. Griffenberg has disposed of his interest in the Denton creamery to Mr. X. L. Tribbctt. The firm is now composed of Mr. Tribbett and Mr. Richard T. Porter. School Examiner Stephens gives official notice of tho mooting 'of tho board and the days on which the office will be open for the transaction of public business. Captain Brocfcway, of Greensbor- ougb, is considering the feasibility of establishing a. steamboat freight line on Harris' creek, Wye and Miles rivers. His- idea is to give three trips a week on each of these waterways. ' The levy court was in session on ·.Tuesday last but transacted little business of importance. Mr. Jesse Wright was .authorized to . temporarily repaid the draw on Linch"ester bridge. This has boon done and the bridge is now passable. ' Judge William B. Martin h»s ; signed a decree granting ,Clara Belle . .Cook an absolute divorce from Thomas 0. Cook, and restoring to her her maiden name--Clara Belle Baker. They were married at Preston, Caroline county, February 20, 1889,~fcy'tiio Rev. L. I. Corkran, and lived together nntij January, 1895. Under a good demand prices for v wheat advanced in the Baltimore market this week. Lots sold, as high as 80 cents during, the first of the week, but settled a few cents as the days passed, until yesterday it was quoted at 74 to 70 cents.. Seventy- one cents was offered at the Denton depot yesterday. Corn is worth 37 eents. - ·- . . . i - - . : , Mr. Clarence Warwick Perkins, of Chestert'own, has been appointed referee iu bankruptcy for Queen Anne's,. Ken^ Talbot and Caroline "«onnties,"'by i JudgeTtforris of the U. S. -Di«t«ct-Court. -Mr. Perkins-is a member of the Sent' oonnty bar, is about-" thirty" years of "age and'is a son of former school examiner Eben F. Perkins, of Chestertown. - ··.' The country is abounding in young labbiU, which by hunting season will be terribly decimated by the negligence of the owners of hounds that are permitted to chase the half grown bunnies all night and lay round the house asleep all day. Dogs should be tied or put up -night and not be'allowed to kill up the young · rabbits, half of which it is estimated -never reach; ,matnrity. An interesting case involving the taxing power of a municipality has bcon decided at Easton, in favor of the town. A town .ordinance was passed imposing a liceusQ tax on all vehicles kept for hire. Luther W. (Joyey resisted the payment" of the' license ou tho ground that.tho commissioners were not authorized by law to impose such a tax. Theoonrt holds that they are authorized. 'The ease will probably go to the Court Appeals. The Queen Anne's county.commis- sioners, iu session last Tuesday, discussed the rumored defalcation in their office, which they pronounce .absolutely false, and cau be so proven by an examination of their books, which they court. Mr. John ·George, treasurer of the board, is -authority for the statement that the ·money levied will pay off all out- · striding warrants,- and the-.$25,000 ·borrowed to put tbe county on a · cash basis, .and still leave several thousand dollars to tho credit of the -boar«l. THREE TIMES A VICTIM OF ROBBERS. --1_ Mr. Jiinu · A. 1'ortd ',£"-''1 A l i u c k f i l Siitur tltiy Nljrlit ui ills i.oiu'ly llouio. Mr. James Andrew Porter, an aged and eccentric jV.i-mer who livos alone near Whiteluysbnrg, in Dolawaro, was for the third time robbed on Saturday night last, but, fortunately, the amount found by the invaders was small, beiug less than five dollars. JOURNAL readers will 10- member that Mr. Porter has twice before been attacked by persons who, doubtless, knew of hia habit of keeping money iu his house. The first time was on the night of the 12th ot May, 1887, when about $2,200 in cash, bosido a n u m b e r of valuable papers, were taken. Ou this occasion, as ou Saturday night, Mr. Porter was awakened by a knock at the dooi 1 '. ''-Upon answering the summons he 'WHS confronted by four masked men. who, being denied admittance, proceeded to batter the door down. Several shots were exchanged, Mr. Porter receiving a ~wo\md on tho cheek, the scar from which he wears to this day. While her-husband was engaged with tho robbers, Mrs. Porter, who was then living, fled with tho money, but she was overtaken and carried back, and with her husband bound and gagged. Although diligent search was made no trace was ever found of the robbers. . Not quite two years later, on March 26, 1889, Mr. Porter was shot in tho face as he went to feed his stock. . It was thought that robbery was tho motive for this crime, but it was too late in the morning for the purpose to be accomplished. Mr. Porter thinks that had ho not overslept himself that morning both ho and his wife would have been murdered and his house ransacked. For this crime George Dill served a term in Dover jail. The attack Saturday night was, Mr^. Porter thinks, by four colored men, although he did not recognize any of them. He was summoned to tho door by someone claiming to be a colored man of the neighborhood whose buegy had broken down. He wanted to borrow a wrench, but as soon as the door was open he grabbed Mr. Porter, who would very likely have made it rather warm for his assailant had not three others interfered. Severe punishment was inflicted upon tho old gentleman to cause him to divulge tho whereabouts of his treasure, lie protesting to the last that there was none on the place. After threatening lo kill .their victim ii! he didu't hand over his money, the robbers bound him hand and foot, and, thrusting a towel down his throat, set about to tiud the booty. They succeeded in finding but a few dollars, whereupon they took the old man's penknife aud revolver aul a few other small Tin; bush-inocting now in progress nt Coik's lot is proving to bo quite a success, tliere being two or three conversions each evening. Ou Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday afternoons there is preaching by the Rev. C. L. Keunard. Miss Bertha Graham has'returned from a week's visit iu Baltimore. She is now entertaining her friend, MibS Lillie Dixon, of that city. Messrs. Wallace Deuuison, Arthur J. Bennett, Eddie Meeds, aud Willie Hulsou spent a very pleasant day at Bo iver'j. Beach on Thursday of last SECOND OFFICER PHILLIPS MISSING. It IB Fenrri) ).'· llu.-i Itoi-n Droti ucil ur Mur- ·lertMl -- 111* articles, and left, leaving Mr. Porter to got loose as best he could. Ho succeeded, after great effort, in removing the towel from his mouth and.the oords from his foot, and in great agony walked to his nearest neighbor's, where his hands were unleashed and the proper attention given his bruises. On the day of the outrage Mr. Porter had hauled a load of corn to Harrington, and it is believed that this fact was known to the perpetrators of the crime, who supposed that he bad brought tho proceeds of the sale home with him in cash. As a. matter of fact he had exchanged the corn for a sod-cutter. To a JOURNAL reporter this week the old man denied the report that at the time the ruffians were inflicting their cruelties to make him disclose the hiding-place of his money tbero was a sung sufia hidden in a grain fan at the barn. Since the first assault he has kept but little cash around him. TeinplevUle. Death has visited our midst, · tak- iug from us one of our most popular young men; Mr. John Yansant. He was taken sick Tuesday of last week, when appendicitis got iu, and death came Monday morning. Tho bereaved parents have the sympathy of the whole community. Mrs: Charles Byrn and little son, of Baltimore, and Mr. Al. Richardson and wife, Arkansas, have boon upending the past week with friends in town and vicinity. Mr. Elwood Ross and Mr. E. R. Pusey, of -Wilmington, who have been visiting friends in town, returned to their hom^BJUonday. MM. R. F.'RoisVof' Wilmington, and £fiss Ellen Colbing, of Princeton, III., spent a tew days with friends hero. Miss Elizabeth Fallowfleld, after having spent a delightful week at Rehoboth, has returned to her homo. Miss May Fallowfield, of Chestertown,, is spending some time with Mis^Elizabet'h Fallowfield. , , Mr. J. T. Temple, of Camp Tunnell, Middletown, was in town Tuesday. .Mr. Thomas'Temple, of Kidgely, spent Sundny with friends iu town. Ithlgcly. Mrs. M. V. Yearley has leturncd from a. visit to Baltimore frionds, ac- .companiod by her sister, Mrs. Wilson, of Charlotte, North Carolina. Mr. Martin £aulsbury is quite ill with typhoid fever. Mr. Clifton Jarrell and friend, Mr. Chance, of Sudlorsville, spent a few days this- week with ,Mr. Jarrell's parents here. Mr. Herman Smith and brother, of Temploville, are tho guests oi' Mrs. Ollie Smith. Quite a pleasant straw ride to Hillsboro was participated in by most. Of onr young people Tuesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. W. Vernon, of Chicago, are tho guests of Mrs. T. W. Smith. Miss Hattie A. Wilson is spending a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William E. Wilson. She will soon return to her position in Wilmington. Mr. Willard S. Booth and Miss Lucy Wilson were among the visitors at Bower's on Thursday last. Miss Bertie V. Milby, accompanied by her friend, Miss Fannie Mod- ford, enjoyed Thursday of last week at Rohoboth. Rev. C. L. Konnard will preach at tho church here ou the 23th at the usual hour. Messrs. Sam Jones, W. S. Booth, Marion Jar man, Clarence and Courtland Jackson, aud Howard Morgan enjoyed Sunday at Rehoboth. Miss Mary Jarrell has returned from a two-weeks' stay at Bower's Beach. ^ Mr. aud Mrs. Andrew Satterfiald, of Burrsville, and Mr. Richard Towers were guests at Mr. William E. Wilson's on Saturday and Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Puruell, of Hartley, visited Mr. William Bartlett and family on Sunday. Cordova. The Western Union Telegraph Company has refitted the Cordova office, wrecked by lightning last week, with entirely new equipment. The Cordova people earnestly desire a. now depot building at their station, which is one of the best freight and passenger points ou the Chesapeake aud Delaware road. Miss Natalie Robinson, who was appointed teacher of the Wye Mills school, has resigned. The trustees ou Monday last selected Miss Estello Rose, of Cordova, to fill tho vacancy. Miss Rose was last year the first assistant teacher at Ridgcly Academy. Miss Bortio Williams, who has been teaching Bothlohem school for tho past three years, lins been appointed teacher of the school at Goldsborough. Presiding Elder W. F. Corkran will preach at Matthews tomorrow afternoon at three o'clock, tho occasion being that of tho second quarterly conference. Miss Lucy Warren, who taught Kuotts' sehooi, near Hillsborough, last year, has accepted Bozman school, Bayside. Miss Allie Higgins, of St. Michaels, and a teacher at tho Ridgely Academy, is the guest of Mrs. William F. Jump. Mr. Ormond W. Downes, of Denton, visited friends at Cordova last Sunday evening on his wheel. Fetleralsbarg. Mr. Haker, of New York, inventor of the soldorless cau, was in town Tuesday to examine work done by one of his machines in Mr. H. B. Messenger's canning-house. Mr. Hurd and two daughters, of Yonkers, New York, are visiting his sister, Mrs. Pratt. Mr. C. H. Pratt has commenced laying the water mains to supply our houses with artesian water. Mrs. Knowles, of Elizabeth, N. J. who has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Eddington, left for home Friday of last week. Miss Sallio Eddington, of Mil ford, Del., came to visit at Mr. Eddington's on Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Stowell left Monday for a visit to friends in Clearfiold county, Pa. Misses Nellie aud Lydia Davis went to Rehoboth Tuesday. Mr. James Price and wife and Mr. Joseph Eberley and friend went Ocean City Thursday. Mrs. Lloyd and son are spending the summer at "Nutlands," Mr. Albert Beal's home. Mrs. Ralph Veillard, of Florida, is at Mr. Arthur Pratt's. ·Maryclel. Quite a number of our young people enjoyed a straw ride Wednesday evening to the home of Miss Zella Heather, where they were delightfully entertained by a "lawn fete." Among those who enjoyed the evening were Misses Ida Moore and Sara V. Heather, Messrs. Frank Lane, Foster Boyer, Max Davis, Milton C. Green, John C. Moore, Herbert Cleaver, Jerome Heather and Harvey Hutch ens. Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Green and son, Woodall, of Deutoa, were the guests of Mrs. .Tamos Green on Monday. Mrs. Lou Elliott, of Philadelphia, spent Tuesday with her sister, Miss Cecilia Pratt. Mrs. A. Cahall, or Philadelphia, is visiting her brother, Mr. John W. Boyer. Mr. Edward R. Pusoy, of Wilmington, has boon visiting Marydol frieuds. Miss Francis Hall has returned to her borne in Philadelphia. IIHUboro. Misses Virginia Bouldiu, of Oxford, Sadie Chiploy, of Easton, Sadie Morgan, of Washington, ware visitors at the rectory this week. Mies Mamie Jone.s, of Baltimore, and Mrs. Carlisle, of Virginia, are guests of Mrs. Frank Miller. Rev. G. F. and Mrs. Boaven visited Dover friends this week. Miss Rosa Williams is visiting friends in Dover. Captain Coikrin, of tho steamer Joppa, which arrived hern yesterday about eleven o'clock, was much concerned about the mysterious disappearance of his second officer, Samuel C. Phillips, who left tho boat and tho pier in Baltimore ou Tuesday afternoon last, about half-past one o'clock, saying he was going to call ou some relatives. He had exchanged his uniform for citizens' clothes, and was neatly dressed. There was nothing unusual about his manner. It had been his custom to leave tho boat about this time, as frequently he had considerable business t transact for friends along tho route He often bought goods in consider able quantities, and frequently ha. a good sum of money about .him Mate Phillips usually reported to th captain, in the pilot-house, after the supper hour, and his absence wa not noted that evening until the boa had been under way some time Search of the steamer was made a once, but no trace uf the missing of ficer could be found. When Captain Corkrin reached Baltimore again ou Thursday moruiug he instituted thorough search. Quartermaster Corkrin, thinking possibly that Mr Phillips had fallen off tho pier .-UK drowned, dragged tho bottom thoroughly with hooks. The hospitals were notified, it being thought possible that ho had boon hurt ou street railway, or otherwise, and ha] boon carried thither for treatment. Police officers and dotectivus were detailed to investigate the case, and every business house and every home at which the missing man was in the habit of calling was visited ; but nothing had been heard of him.. He had not gone to the homes of his relatives, as he said at the time left the boat. He was seen on the street after that hour by a colored man who works on the steamer. Captain Corkrin is much mystified. He fears that Phillips has met with foul-play at the hands of city toughs, who may have known of the money which he often carried about him. Mrs. Mary Phillips, the missing man's wife, with her three interesting children, is at her homo at Denton Bridge. She it, of course,. deeply troubled. Her husband was devoted to his family and his home. The fear that some grave mishap has befallen him seems, therefore, all the more probable. Carolluo'H In a long article ou the resources of the Peninsula u correspoudoni of the Baltimore tiun has the following ou our county : It is much tho same way in Caroline, whicb within the recollection of middle-aged men was considered a reproach to the Eastern Shore on account of its poverty. Who would do so now would be considered a fool, to be answered according to his folly. Caroline is not only prospering now, but it has boon prosperous all through the period of'depression felt so severely in other Eastern Shore counties. Onoe people outside protended not to know there was any good laod in Carolina when the faci is there is but little not good. Tho immigrants into Caroline from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and other States have been of great service iu the development of tho inherent wealth there. Some brought capital; all brought intelligence and habits of thrift and industry. Here again agricultural prosperity has come uot mainly from the growth of cereals, though Jthore is some as fine wheat and corn lands in Caroline as anywhere on the shore, but in trucking. Caroline farmers owe hut little money, and that indebtedness is being out down every year. Lauds in tho best sections bring good prices, better than in adjacent counties. Recently an administrator had several tracts of Caroline lands to sell to close au estate. The representative of a Talbot newspaper applied for tho advertisement. The reply wasr "Land is so cheap in Talbot people from that county are not likely to become bidders at my sale of these better-priced Caroline lands." Caroline is tho one county on the Eastern Shore wbioh has no oyster interest, and but a very limited one in the shad fisheries of tho Choptank. Her wealth is developed from the surface. But it is a faot that mora money ii -paid out in Caroline for picking strawberries and such things than in Talbot or Dorchester for shucking oysters. Sometimes $30,000 a season is paid for picking strawberries shipped from Ridgoly alone. Oilil Fellows to Meet ut Ocenn City. There will bo a grand re-union of! Baltimore and Eastern Shore Odd Follows at Ocean City on Tuesday, August 23d. A special train will bo run from Baltimore. Special rates over the B. C. A. Ruilroiid. Gnmd Secretary Johu M. Jones luvs th« matter in hand and couuty Odd Fellows who visitOcean City on the day named may expect to moot may of their brethren on the beach. Tho Atlantic Casino, on tho Occau front, will bo headquarters for the day and every Odd Fellow in the county is invited to participate iu the day's enjoyment. Kilter Your KihibltB Now. Entry Books for tbe Talbot Fair are now open and will close Thursday August 25th, at 8 p. m. Enter your exhibits early. All exhibits entered free. If desired, an exhibitor can purchase, at the time of making entry, a season ticket, good for admission to tho Fair-grounds all four I days, for 75c. Tlt! Soliicy Ti-Btluitmml. vSchley testimonial committee, from headqnartors at Cumberland, Maryland, hits hoon in communication with Mr. J. W. Korr, of this place, seeking his co-operation in the movement to secure, by popular subscription from the people of Maryland, a substantial aud enduring testimonial for Commodore Winfield Scott Schley, as evidence of their appreciation of him as a son of Maryland. The committee wishes it to be strictly a popular subscription, and $1.00 has been named as the limit. Lessor sums will be received from children in schools or elub organizations. It is uot intended to make personal solicitation for subscriptions to this fund, but that the opportunity be offered to Caroline county people to participate, with thousands of others, iu this movement. All contributions sent to Mi-. Kerr, or to this office, will be acknowledged by printing iu the JOURNAL each week a full list of tbe subscribers. When contributions are all in they will be sent to tbe treasurer and the list of subscribers will be preserved, printed and bound, with a. brief history of the movement, in very neat book form, and presented to Commodore Schloy along with the testimonial. Caroline ought to send a handsome contribution from the hundreds of admirers of the Maryland commodore. Send in tho names, and the dollars, at once. The Maryland Tournament. It is a pleasure to note that in many parts of the State of Maryland that ancient and honorable amusement, the tournament, is still a part of the summer social life. Nothing so warms the cockles of the heart of tbe youth of Maryland as the old- time tournament. It is still managed with al! its picturesque features- There are ladies' favors to be won and the approving smiles of lovely maidens to encourage those wbo ride fearlessly in the lists. Arthur and the knights of his table round perhaps never rode upon the Field of the Cloth of Gold with a greater spirit of knightly devoted-, ness, than do tho young, men of Maryland who spear the elusive ing while the foaming steed flies around the tanbark course. And then :he addresses--the · charge to the cuights aud tho coronation 'speech? Where was ever more eloquence loard than that which: pours from he lips of the orator of the country iournaiunrjt as he conjures the ambitious knight to, acquit himself vith honor for the favor of the fair? d the fried chicken and pies aud euionadn are just as good as ever hey were.--Baltimore Neva. Public School News. . . The school commissioners ou Tnes- lay last decided that the' teachers' xamination should be hold ou Sop- ember 10th. Colored applicants for eachers' certificates will be exam- ned a week later. Miss Gertrude Smith was appoint- d to the scholarship in St. Mary's Seminary, and Mr. Clayton Carter o that in the Maryland Agricultural 'ollege. Mr. William Deunison, a trustee f Goldsboro sehooi, has resigned. A petition from patrons in the vi- inity of Trinity asked for a new chool house. ; Contract to paint Ridgely Aoad- my for tho sum of $68 was awarded There are four vacaneies in the State Normal School to be filled by ho school oommissionora by August 1st. Encampment of tbe Knlghtf of Pythias. For the encampment of the Knights Pythias Uniform Rank, aud the Biennial Convention Supreme Lodge t same Order, to bo held at In- iauapolis, Ind., August 20 to Sep- ouibor 10, 1898, the Pennsylvania lailroad Company will sell exour- ion tickets at a single fare for the onnd trip. The tickets will be sold August 19, 0, and 21, and will be good for re- urn passage leaving Indianapolis ugnst 23 to 30. Upon deposit of he tickets with the Joint Agent at ndianapolis prior to August 29 and layment of twenty-five cents--ad- itional extension of limit may be btained until September 10, in- lusive. For detailed information ipply to Ticket Agent. 'tow Bate* of Admlwlon to Talbot I'lilr. Daily--Adults, entrance to the grounds, 25 cents on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 50 eents on Thursday. Children, entrance to he grounds, 10 cents any day. 3rand Stand, 25 cents Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 50 cents on Thursday. Quarter Stretch, 50cents ny day. Exhibitor's Season, 75 cuts. General Season, $1.00. La- ics' Membership, (entrance to tbe grounds and Grand Stand,) $2.00. rleiubership, (outrauce to every part f Fair,) $:f.OO. Any season ticket utitles holder to return pass at any 'ate. Everybody can afford to at- ond the Fair at those prices. Tlio Heal Keiiiedy (or Flux. Mr. John Mathias, a well known tock dealer of Pnlaski, Ky., says: After suffering for over a week with fins, and my physician having ailed to relievo mo, I was advised o try Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera ind Diarrhoea Remedy, and have he pleasure of stating that the half f one bottle "cured me." For sale by Hugh Duffer, Hillsboro; R. J. Colston, Ridgely; W. E. Brown, )enton. Lister's Celebrated Harvest Queen ertilizer, is the thing for wheat; try it and be convinced. Sold by I J. H. Barrow, Preston. CAMP-MEETINGOFTHE PRESENT CAY. ltn KtfeutK On the Sunday SvltorilH--Vnrl- OIIH Itollglmix Notices, Concord camp closed on Monday morning, after a ten-days' stay iu tho woods, and a large part of the time iu the rain. On Sunday a very large crowd attended, tho preaching being by liev. W. J. DuHadway, in the morning; Roy. W. W. Chaires, in the afternoon, and Rev. E. R. Sidell a.t night. On Saturday, Revs. James R. Dill and F. J. Cocbran occupied the stand. The music at tbe encampment was under tho direction of Messrs. George C. Williams, Horace V. Williams, James A. Davis, and Harry W. Davis, and it was a very pleasing feature of the meeting. The encampment of '98 was very much as its immediate predecessors have been, except that oaoh succeeding year brings some new improvement to the grounds. Where a few years ago we found temporary tents, affording only nominal shelter from the storms which have been wont to visit this old worshipping- place, there are now erected many substantial summer homos, whose protection against even the floods of the late encampment was ample. From the time of its inauguration, in August, 1857, to the present time, Concord camp has been well- attended, persons going from miles around. This fact soon made it apparent to those of mercenary motives that the privileges here were 1 valuable possessions, and the bidding at the sale of these often became spirited. Consequently good prices were realized, and the encampment, beside adding to* the rolls of the church also filled its coffers. Of late, however, the business side of these annual gatherings has been contracted and restrictions laid upon tbe holders of privileges, looking to a more religious observance of the Sabbath, that they could not afford under the old terms when Sunday at the cake stall only differed from other days in the increase of reeeipts. Bidders have thus become less numerous, and the revenue to the camp-mooting committee is not what it was in "the good old days." Some people ·laim that camp-meetings are no good, anyway, now-a-days, but just what the difference is, except that now we have a stricter observance of God's day, tbe money-changers having been driven from the temple, they, uoue of them, satisfactorily explain. Rev. C. E. Dryden writes to the JOURNAL as follows: "The camp- meetings of this section are now over. The churches that have been closed for several Sundays are open again for regular work. It is much regretted that our churches had to .close their doors for two or three Sundays because of these ten-day meetings. However, this seems to be tbe case every year. The good that is hoped to bo done at these camps is not realized; still every church gets out of tho camp-meeting just what it wants--and that is nothing. The Sunday School work is hindered, and in some churches is completely killed. Now, it is a fact that the parents and children that compose those Sunday Schools before the camp are the same that compose them after, yet the Sunday School suffers. The complaint is made that the camp-meetings break up the Sunday Schools. Now, if every Christian mother and father will do their duty they will be present at the Sunday School, and their children will be with them ; or, if tho parents do not attend, it is little enough for them to send their children, It is not the camp-meetings that break tho Sunday Schools up; but it is indifference, indolence, and the want of Christian enthusiasm. Now, let every mother, father and child be present at tho Sunday School next Sunday aud make the Sunday School bettor after camp than before." We are requested to announce that there will be a series of meetings held at Goldsboro, in the tent purchased by the Caroline County Holiness Association, beginning on Thursday, August 25th, which will be a dedicatory service. Rev. W; F. Corkran, presiding elder Easton J ' C I ^ Kov /Llcysiu.s ( stopped ir. OUT address in the same evening. "I. ij. C;:;. Mr. u.nii M I J in la'. ton ( district, Rev. C. S. Baker, presiding elder Dover district, and several ministers of the two districts have been written to aud their services are expected. The hearty oo-opera- tyyi of all Christians is invited and a promoter expresses the hope that many others may become Christians during these meetings, which will be held several days. The prayers; of all Christians are asked for the success, spiritually, of the effort; which will be put forth in those services. , The Methodist Protestant Chnrcli in this place will soon bo completed. Painter Beaehamp has been at work on the interior this week. The structure will be a very handsome, one both outside aud inside. The second quarterly conference of the Methodist Protestant Church, will meet at Bnrrsvillo next Monday- morning, at 10 o'clock. A full at-? tendance is desired. ' l?ev. G. S. Fitzhugh returned oa Monday evening last from his visit in Virginia. There will be scrvico in Christ Church tomorrow. Joe G«n» n Winner. The Talbot Fair got a big snap in securing Joe Gans this year. A prominent sporting man of Baltimore city says--"If it was not the Eastou Fair you could uot get him. to spar for less than $2000. Over 4000 people witnessed his contest in. New York, when tickets sold at $3.00 apiece." Everyone should see Champion Gans at Eastou, whore he will give a splendid exhibition of his skill and powers. oji'.oin.e ii: · · , Jotti'ritll. Lieutenant Georgg ('. C a r m i n e h;-s been detached from the revenue c u t ter Algonquin and ordered to tlif practice bark, ;u Buhiuiore, as executive ofiicer. Mr. Harper Porter and Mu-; M;n\ K, foster, of Eiclgoly, wore married by llov. C. E. Diyriou tit the Choptank Hotel ou Wednesday evening, at seven o'clock. Mr. E, C. Fiolds, of the U n i t e d States Fidelity aul- D.e^obii Company, was in towu-.on Sunday ;vud Monday with bis family. Mrs. Crawleyrand daujjhtei, of Keatesville, Missouri, aud Mrs. P. P. Eoo, of Greensboro, wore visitors in town Monday. Rev. and Mrs. George. \V. Towu- soud, of Dolmar, are vjsitiug Caroline friends. They were in Denton on Thursday. Prof. Jacob Cain,, of St. John's College, Annapolis, was iu Deutou on business* for tliat institution on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. ,0. A . Nicholson aud Mrs. W.. W. Niehoisou -returned to Baltimore on Monday after a, visit here. . . , Mrs. Rnth A. Replogle and daughter, of Laysbuvg, Pa., are visitors of Mr. Matthew McDaniel. and lam"y. Mrs. Henry P. Hopkins, of Talbot, who visited Denton friends for a, week returned home on Wednesday. Rev. J. E. Smith and sons, Gilbert and Earle, are at Mr. Win. P. Richardson's in Tuckahoe Neck. Rev. Z. H. Webster j s now on Deal's Island. ,Ho will return to Denton on September 1st. Mr. and Mrs. I. D. Anderson aud little son, Russoll, have gone to Ee- hoboth for a few days. Mr. Richard Alberger and Mrs. Henry Irwin 'have boen visiting relatives in Frederica, Del. Miss Emma Hill, of Baltimore, is the guest of Misses Anna aud Lena Stewart, near town. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Carrow, of Camdon, Delaware, visited Caroline friends this week. Miss A. Cohce, of Ileutk-rsoii, h,-.t ! been visiting Miss E d u d L i i j n n i s , ;;: j \Viiniingtoii MisfcOj Alay CuiUou a.ud Fa.jii:'i. Griffenberir retui'iieo f r o m Hr.hoin:il: on Sunday. Mr. Frank Gnfiin, a solder uf r h s Dolawaro troop, has boo;i i u l)uai.cii this week. Mr. and Mrs. 1^. H. Hot, or Ixiki- niorc, were visitors iu Greensboro this week. Mrs. Florence Willnns, of Rock Hall, is visiting her sister, Mrs. it'. S. Crew. School Examiner Stephens has been visiting friends in Somerset county. Mrs. M. J. Woodford, oh Centrr- ville, has been- visiting Douton friends. Mr. Alday Whitby is now employed as elork in Mr. J. L. Everiigiuu's store. . Col.-J. W. Bryant- aud' Mr. Howard Bryant arc at' Saratoga Springs. Mrs. A. J. Wilson, of Talbot, was a visitor iu Denton on Wednesday. Mrs. Annie W. Emerson is visiting relatives in Howard couuty. Mr. Clinton Cook; of Wilmington, was in Douton on Sunday. Bank Examiner Griffith was in town Wednesday. ' ; · · '···'··' '·· · -x ,'.u':ierea at Ocean · . ' t \ iSntaiduy iaai lo spend Sunday !;..' '.!.,-; l)0i\. ! K~i (J'jvt: nor Klilni l]mory Jack- I ·' ; : this!*. :i,- .; is .-us custom T .u ··;u-:ni ,- ,1 [ . , .:.minor at the; · -i ..'iir.u i 1 i . .- fovernor is ii' i lev an;i .^iio. . . r _ . _,s-.:;u.i! tLi.vii !·,! a.iiii briglit, ....; J k well a u d M.i^rlu jH j fi,; i l \ : 1 nM eueiiiy, '!. ; iiieu:ii, ^ , , -:-... ,·,.;· ues iiiia, Iu i :,.- ,-i;.-j,v, ... · : ' i t . . £ the boi- '·-· ' ·'. :.:' I'-- . . :it ·}. :iu ccj,tion, ho is yet the most i n f l u e n - t i a l leader iu the di^m 1 !. when ; lie chooses to employ a l l his resources. Es-Suuator Lev in L. Waters, ot Soroorsat, it is .^;:d, is uot t h i u k i n g (.··' t h o congruij.^ioiiul iiominaliou this year, but his Lta2.oGiu.tiu iirinciplos ar« of the soundest ai:d-he is the firmest kind ol ;i UJJLU iu u p h o l d i n g them. He w o u l d and his Stau: iu tion he miyhl ',0 i ouo time, f » l i » ; i conclusions, it Kevr 1'otttal CitrtlH. The Post Office Department is soon to issue a. new set of postal cards, .slightly smaller those now in use. There are to lo three styles of cards in the new issue. The ordinary single card, for both domestic and international use, is to be .3i by 5i inches. There is no smaller cards for domestic use only, which is to ho 2 15-16 by 4 15-16 inches, and a double return card for both domestic and international use, which is to be 5^ by 6i inches. The smaller card is an entirely new size; the oriduary single card is to be one- fourth of an inch narrower than the corresponding card now iu use, a*d the double reply card is also re- dneed a quarter of au ihuh iu width. · ··''*·' '" Mr. Gottlieb Itiiiiijuttfi). Denton Heptasophs gave a vury enjoyable banquet, at which Mr. Moses Gottlieb was the gaest of honor, on Thursday Jevening. Mr. Gottlieb loaves next week for Michigan, and his' fellow-craftsmen took this means of bidding him God-speed. Refreshments were served, and .several members of tho order ui:uly addresses, in which Mr. Gottlieb's untiring efforts iu tho iiiteiv-^i oi hib concliwo were recalled and h.s tu-- parturti regretted. In void.; ;n.i -jt emotion, Mr. (loiilicli t h i i u k c d l^.- brethren'lor th'o display iii ii.:, hodm- an d for the many espressious ol i^o\ will toward h i m . Thu uiOuun-y oi' that e'Vouiu{j,-Ise s:ud, would a i w n y s remain hosh-jt'iijii'.s mini]. LnHt Mounll|;'hc--l^xi. i nrsloii to OUB.IM I'itj-. M. B. Nioh'ols will run -tuoiher uioonliglit escurfeiou to Oucu:i \Jity, ou Monday, September 5th. This will be the most delightful t i m e iu the year to go lo the ocean. Train will leave Easton about 10 o'clock a. in., Preston about 10._u a. in., Hui lock 10.40. Si'i 1 . largo posters i'oi- further particulars. Returning, will leave Ocean City at 9.30 p. m. ii^iitfy his party v political posi- i^wl. There wae iir!;,-, ' when his ily before a con- i;, 'ui,:::;,' hjicked by his own ; : : IKiu-lte.-iiur solidly, Hut ki. 1 :,!- brJl'its the uoiuiccition 'j Charles H. Gibson. Turiibi and Governor Jackson . t D n f u i e u c i ; n.Lont Jiolitical s in liirr 'Jiiryiat, rhe purport -jot i];silohed, nor the any were reached. Some of Mr. Turner's friends feign to believe he will Lave Governor JacUson's support. Mr. Turner himSIM: i.^ ;:J i-.i,^FcuT fcla'iiuiug nothing i.i iu bi^fht f o r h ' -ui t-\v.Qpi Talbot, but support iu other ([uarters may be developed l u t u i , he tbiuks, but he i-- c a u t i o i i n h b o u t stating from what i[c:irter!. TLeit,- is .piutii.v vf i i t l k . about an jillegc-i! I'hui whereby Dr. Isaac A. Barbei w i l l uot be the ilepublican caiuliuiite for Goagress iu the First district ting year, and through his own volitiou. The slory as told at Ocenn City is thnt ^u will be given :i u n u u i m o i i s nuitiinatiou, which, '.iub oauiderai.iou, he will de;..;it! t h e c o c v e n t i o u , will be togi-tl.o: atr.iiu to nominate 1 . i ;;tidiii?LUi, -.viio, it the plan - - V - . L :;. j Col. Wilbur Jack ' JLL'-' L.covci . 'LiiO scheme, I'V '' .. - i i - l )-^t .-5i.,irt \v this . b e t wjis p h t n n o d ;u .Bnlti- 'i i.-. s: j .id thti.t it w i l l be urg- i)i. ii.irber liiat unanimous tiou is an ample vindication oi' bis yublio ;iuu political course ^ me h« ii;is boon ; ; . Congressman; oti :L-.l ti;e japi,':ii ·".ry espcn-. ;.. or ii i-; d'oui. it:! a, g;ood milling ness au.«l is in Suaucially, it ih by these udvis bi.rnibs biui-- i ! !' ' ijuoh ,\ camj-i- ; ' alleged :'.!sc -i.a. tiicmc::t I- v - . l,e dr^ireJ i:, \i': k'wcl silo.!'}- aud ,-i. 'ui-s yer will be ;' i' i'i.;.t the issue As Ir. !iarbor has 'la,;! . a m i u g busi- j.-v ircumstaucos :L:ot:^,it inadvisable ;·» fo. him to ein- y t h o ric. 1 . ,'y cost of 'i «s i- .."ui'a.ii. It is .L-'.L.c event of .re- 1 . · M ·' vidod,- ;if !.h a u orhco with a. v.-iiich Joos not inv o l v e the cost of an election. Herotolorc it In.- 1 been -supposed, says Tuesday's li'diitwu Xc^, that Congressman liaac A. Barber.would be reuouiinated w i t h o u t serious opposition across ttio bay, but Judge George M. RusMim, ot Caroline county, when in town to-day, said that Dr. Barber's nomination was by no moans assured. The Judge, who is one of the ieadiug Republicans of the Eastern biiore, nud has several times* boon y candidate for,Cohgres- sioual iioj\07's, 'said 'that J a strong isinvemenl \v;;.'J 0:1 foot to turn- Dr. Esirbcr cionii ..uu give tho nomination to '.'n;. Vrilbiiv F. J;teksou, of county. A leading Dorr UspublLcan. said that he bo- Moved Colonel Jat'lisoa would win. He a;ii'.l iii;:; iu u o u i d get the . sixteen votcu i'r'ji.-L i l t c four counties of Worcosteij- Wicpiui^o, Somerset aud Dorchester, and would also get the votes from Caroline and'ifeut, sis in . all, \vhile Dr. Barbor wofiSd get but oigL! vtb: -iliat is, four' from Tal-'' bot aiid l o u r irom Qnf-uii Auue's couuiies. Tho men who are said to be enjjineeiiag the movemeut to defeat Dr. Barber are 'Comptroller Phillips Lee Gol.lsborongh, of Dor- clu-stcr; Tax Couaaiissioner Robert P. G r a L a i u , oi 'A'icomico, uud Deputy Collector .ui Customs Abraham Lincoln Dryden, of Somerset. -There is no doubt that a combination formed by these gentlemen. ooald control tho convention aud uomiuate'any one, they m i g h t solicit. ; Judge IRiiEsuui disclaims any ho's- t:!j = ;. yjj hu j-au to thu present cou- ;atui say.s he favors his ·"--- "],i:-;'.'rs" SjK'ciul Portilizor foi- \.-.i-..L: i^ i t ' i - s t ' 1 a big 1 'crop. Sold by J. Ii. B L . I - W , PrcstoJi. '. j !uyul maies the food pure, j wllolcaomeanJ Jellcloun. Fair Ground farm, m-itr H o t h l u bom, for rout; also house and lot oil Main street iu ; Prestou. Apply tc MBS. JOANNA Absolutely .'SPAPERf

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