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SATURDAY MORNING/AUGUST 27,'98. Itenjs of ftews frorrj fM Part* of tt?e County Solicitc4 Uo«ler tfris H»»4. ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF MAILS. fi.27 A. M. 6.57 A. M A. M 11.1.1 A 51 1 OO P. M p. M. 4 50 P. M U.4U P. M. 7 37 A M.- a 4O A. M.- 11.OO A. M.- 11.3O A. M.- 13 OO --'M.- K SO P. M.- 7.S3 P. M.- S.OO P. M.- MAILS CLOSE-Via D. C.'R'R., for Points North. -Via Q A. R. R , for Points West. · -Vm Q. A R R , for Poiuts East. -Via bteaincr, for KIT. er Points -Vii Stage, for Pre-tuu -Via D. Si C. It. K., for Points North. -Via Q. A. R. R-, for Points West. -Via Q. A R. R., for Points E«st. MAILS ARRIVE. -ViaO. A R It,"from Points East. -Via Q. A. R 15., from Points West. -Via Stage, from Preston -Via Steamer, from River Points -Via D C.H..R , from Points N'orth. -Via O A R . R., from Points Kast. -Via Q. A R R., from Poiuts West. -Via D StC.R.R , from Points North. PUBLIC BUSINESS CALENDAR. CIRCUIT COURT WILD MEET OCT. 3. ORPHANS' COURT WICL- MET AUG. 30- i LEVY COURT WILL MEET ~ SEPT. -G. SCHOOL BoARiTwiLL MEET SEPT. 6. THE LOCAL;DEPARTMENT. DASHES HERE AND THERE.- Watevmelou and kodak parlies are two new Peuinsula social diversions this summer. The county_. oommissioners *have had four'lamps placed "on court house secure. - * Mr.-"W. P. Praper, of this place, will ^superintend Mr. H. A. Roe's cannery at Tnckahoo Bridge this season.~ From 200 to 400 baskets.of. peaches are; being shipped from Harring-. ton daily. The average price is $1 p'eY basket. Carpenter Blanch, of Hillsboro," has lately completed a large dwelling for Mr. James Oxenhane, near Royal Oak, Talbot: 'Messrs. Purnell Johusori, Beniah Kinnaraon and Oscar Clark yesterday began the work of assessing the property of Deatou. The whereabouts ,,_of Samuel C. ; Phillips is'still ''a mystery,' and no clue by which a search for him may be.made has yet been found: It is .reported,that S., Elliott Shan-, nahan, of Easton, and J. Edward, Dodson, of Baltimore,~ contemplate establishing a newspaper at Ridgely. 'Mr. W.'.E/ West' has purchased the dwelling on Third street in this place, he .now .occupies. Mr. Wm. E.! Dunnock,was the owner of the property. At" Denton station yesterday 66 cents was offered for good wheat. Tho quotations in Baltimorelranged from Corn brings from, 33 to 35 cents. The advertisement of Hughes, successors to House ' Uhler, is published to-day. This is an enterprising firm and deserves public patronage. · The canning-house at Grove, owned by Mr.' H. B. Messenger, of Federalsburg, was opened this week. Mr.! JamWBrodess has charge,of the' establishment. Don't forget,that L.. B. Towers is still ! in the coal business and will sell the best gradeYof coal during the coming fall and winter as-cheap' as any living man. . , * The moonlight excursion next Wednesday will afford many an opportunity to,visit Rehobotli and enjoy a few hours. Tho train will leave Denton at 12.41 p. m. H. A; Roe's fruit-packing house at tbis-place began the- canning-of tomatoes',. on Wed n esday:.. _~ G.* ; ;T. Redde'nt'tfc- Go's establishment ^wili, start next week. - A-number of canneries are already in-operation. A '^colored canine doctor was in THE GRIM REAPERS RECENT HARVEST Dr. Wilkinson JDlesat Dover--Young Hnrrls Had Diphtheria. Martin Lnther Saulsbury, a prominent young business man of Ridgo- ly, died Monday night at his home in that town, of typhoid fevev. He was twenty-sis years of age, aud the Charged With Forgery. Johu Carroll Fountain, a well- known mechanic of Queenstown and a son of tho late Marcy Fountain, of this county, is wanted by the Baltimore authorities for forgery. On Friday afternoon of last week, says the Centreville Observer, Fountain went youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. James j to the office of Otto Duker Sons, K. Sanlsbury. Mr. Saulsbury was 'a'civil engineer by profession, having entered the Lehigh University (Pa.) in the fall of '89- He was graduated in 1893 with the degree of C. E. Until the past summer he was engaged in tho practice of his profession in the States of New York and New Jersey. Upou the death of his brother, the late Nehemiah R. Saulsbury, iu June, he returned to Ridgely to assume the management of the canning interests of Saulsbury Bros. In 1897 he published a map of Caroline county, the second and most complete one ever issued. The original copy now hangs in the county commissioners' office. Throughout the whole community there is great grief, for he was well beloved, not in the home alone, but in the church and the town. The funeral services were held at the house on Thursday afternoon, Rev. G. W. Townsend and Rev. F. F. Carpenter officiating. Interment was mado at Denton cemetery. Tho pall-bearers were Dr. S. S. Stone, Dr. P. R. Fisher, Messrs. James H. Smith, Robert E. Smith, Frank MeCIond,and Fred. Flounders. ~Uh"ler Olan Harris, son of Mr. Isaac Harris, died at his home near Denton on Friday night of last week, after a short illness. His disease was diphtheria, which assumed » most malignant form, and it was soon beyond medical skill. Dr. P. R. Fisher, the attending physician, notified the Health Officer of the county, Dr. Jacob L. Noble, of Preston. By order of the doctors the bed-clothing and various articles in the room where the young man died were burned, and the dwelling was thoroughly fumigated. Estra efforts were successfully made to prevent t£e spread of tho dread contagion beyond the household. Tho remains of the deceased were interred in the cemetery Saturday afternoon, Rov. C. E! Dryden officiating. Mrs. Harris, who had faithfully attended her sick son, became ill on Saturday and it was soon ascertained that the disease had fastened itself upon her. Dr. Fisher, who had provided himself with anti-toxine serum, applied it at once, and the malady yielded to the treatment and she soon recovered. -The presence of diphtheria created considerable alarm in Denton and vicinity. It is now thought the danger from this source is passed. Dr. Fisher feels confident that if taken in time the anti- toxine treatment will a cure. always effect town Thursday and did a thriving business taking worms from the "virus glands" in the mouths of dogs. This operation .-prevents hydrophobia, it is claimedjy,esperts. Mr. W. F. Penirington;''- manager of tho Hillsborough Driving Park, proposes to hold a tournament at the park on the 14th of .September. There will be tilting on'horseback and on Jbicycles. A running race will be one of tho sports. Mr. Hugh Browne, who is well- known in Caroline county, being a son ot tho;late Rev..N. M. Browne, of-the -Wilmington Conference,-has been appointed postmaster of Wil- min»ton. Mr. Browne has a num- ^^ D "jsr' ~5 J "·*" /* ""-- "" ' ' ^ ^ 1 ^ * ber of relatives-in Caroline.. J " Mr. JR. S. Crew quotes some prices m^is^idvertisement to-day -which cannot fail-to be. interesting to householders, who should read it carefully. By the way, it would be ·wall to watch that space every week as many an absorbing trade story is therein'related: , , .-·' S^ More than a thousand colored passengers were ..carried to Wye camp^groVnd'over"the Queen Anne's Railroad, beside several coaches lo'adecff rbm Philadelph'ia "w'hTch p'aiP s«d .early- in the - morning; .^PJM? tfairTto' Re'hoboth was well patron-" ized on thlat day, hundred's going to the seashore. This is-the season of the year when accumulations of decaying vegetable and other poisonous''mat- ter emits desease-breeding odors and yields a harvest of sickness.and death*. " Clean up your premises--' pig pens,' if you have them, out- iiouaes, c., and save doctors' and undertakers' bills. Mir. Tho'masHolfiday Hicks Pritch- ^tt,-who,- it was reported-last winter," died' at 'Colorado Springs, 1 was'un Easton a few days ago, says a correspondent, looking hale'and hearty. He has been'in Philadelphia for the pautrfbhr. years and has no idea, as to the foundation of' the report. Mr. Pritehett was formerly mail agent on the;D. C. RrR'.'from Eastou to Clayton "under the Harrison administration'. 'Later he was promoted lo the main line. Dr. J. M. Wilkinson, senior member of "the firm-of Wilkinson Wil- ^insoni druggists, died Monday night, after an illness of several months. Dr. Wilkinson was a son of the late William Wilkinson of tbis^county. He was bora at Hillsboro, in October, 1350. In 1868 he entered the naval academy at Auna- polis, and a year later he went to 'St. John's College, from which he was graduated in 1871- He was also graduated from the Maryland Uni versity of Medicine in 1873, and served as resident physician at the University Hospital for one year. In 1875 4 . he'..removed to Willow Grove, where he successfully practiced his profession for 19 years. In 1894 he went 'to Dover and entered the drug business with his nephew, Dr. Howard M. Wilkinson. He leaves a widow, Mrs. Ella Frazier Wilkinson, and two children, Annie and William Wilkinson. ~ Susan Moyer Zacharias, wife of County Commissioner Daniel J. Zacharias, died Saturday morning of last week, at her home, "Cherry Hill," near Greensboro', of paralysis. Mrs. Zacharias suffered a stroke of paralysis about a month back, but had gotten much better and was able to be about with the family, but she suffered another stroke on tho night of the 18th, from which she never rallied. She was a native of Pennsylvania, and came to Caroline county in the sixties, to Silver Spring Mills, where Mr. Zaoharias has successfully run a grist mill for thirty years or more. Then, turning the mill over to his sons,.Mr. and Mrs. Zacharias moved to "Cherry Hill," where Mrs. Zacharias died. · She leaves ten children. Public School Mews. The school commissioners on Tuesday last ordered that the public schools, both white and colored, be opened on September 12th. · An order was passed authorizing Treasurer Stephens to pay to E. E. Insley, David Morris and Samuel Nowell one-half of contract price of school houses now in course of construction. The appointment of teachers was confirmed as follows: Miss Lenora lumber dealHrs, Baltimore, and, representing himself to be the son of Mr. Thomas H. Dodd, of Carmichael, ordered a lot of lumber, the bill amounting to $33.50. In payment Fountain tendered a check for $51.50 drawn on the Centreville National Bank, with the name of Thomas H. Dodd signed to it. Duker Sons, uot knowing Mr. Dodd, telephoned to Dudley Carpenter, inquiring as to his responsibility. Receiving the reply that that gentleman was good for any urnount, they readily accepted the check and paid the difference of $18 to Fountain. Mr. Dodd's first knowledge of the matter was when he received notice of the arrival of a lot of lumber at Queenstown. He immediately notified Duker Sons that he had not ordered the material, and also warned the bank not to cash the check purporting to have been signed by him. This seemed to be a favorite method with Fountain to secure money, as it is alleged he tried to use the names of several other prominent Queen Anne's conntians. He has a wife and one child. Fountain is well-kuown in Caroline. Two Prisoners Kucape From Jail. Robert Lane, a youth about 18 years old, charged with breaking open the railroad depot at this, and Edward Osborne, a middle-aged offender, charged with forgery, escaped from Denton jail on Monday night last. They picked out the bricks under the front window sill, and crawled out. In order to attack the wall they had to remove a wide board, two inches thick, which had been securely nailed to the wall and adjacent wood-work. They worked very stealthily, for prisoners in an adjoining cell had not heard them. They had, doubtless, been several days in getting ready for their dash for liberty. The board which had been taken away was carefully put back into its place under the window eyery morning. At night, when everything was still, the board would be taken away, and the slow work of picking out the bricks would be resumed. These bricks were piled behind the door and covered up under the cots in the cell. Thus the work of breaking jail was not discovered by Sheriff Rice, who frequently went into the cell. He was there on the day before to have the floor washed. Robert Lane, one of the fugitives, was captured in Felton on Wednesday by the constable at that place. Sheriff Rice was notified and the prisoner was brought back on Thursday. Ed. Osborne, who escaped with Lane, is still at large. lllcko for September. Dr. Irl R. Hicks makes the following predictions for next month : "The first of September storm period runs from the 3d to 7th, being central on the 4th. An equinox of Mercury is also central on the 3d, extending as far as the 10th with its disturbing influence. About the 4th, 5th and 6th look for some well developed storms of rain and wind. Many sections suffering with drought and heat will get relief at this time. Cooler weather will follow about the 5th to 9th. From the 10th to 13th is a reactionary period, in which storms of much energy are liable. The autumnal equinox will be in force at this time, adding to other causes its storm-producing power. The same is especially true during the regular storm period which covers the 15th to 18th. West India hurricanes arejvery probable on the seas aud along our southern coasts all this part of September. Temperatures and barometer will show how far the storms will reach inland. The 21st to 24th is the center of the earth's equinox, with reactionary storms due. The 27th to 30th is the last September storm period. Look for wicked storms on sea and la»d and near the 28th and 29th. CAROLINE FOR JOHN^/VALTER SMITH. The Democratic Primaries L»«t Saturday-Delegate* to Ocean City. Caroline Democrats held primaries on Saturday last and elected delegates to the county couvention which met in Denton on Tuesday afternoon. The election throughout the county was not marked by contests and there was a unity of feeling which augurs well for the success of the party in Caroline at the coming election. The county convention met about three o'clock. Dr. Enoch George, chairman, and Mr. P. Addison Morgan, secretary, were elected and the following delegates, with the exception of a very few who were unavoidably absent, were recognized: First District--Charles Connolly, J. Fletcher Straughn. John 0. Pippin, Wellington Heather, W. W. Rickards. Second--Wm. H. Greenlee, Robt. Jarman, G. W. Richards, Win. Jones, Jr., J. Calvin Smith. Third-Dr. Eiioch George, Wm. W. Noble, Thomas L. Chaffinch, J. Dukes Downee, Robert H. Wyatt. F o u r t h -- A . B. Eskridge, John H. Stevenson, C. Wesley Bradley, J. H. Collins, J. M. Vincent. Fifth--Jiues B. Wright, Joseph Wheatley, Mart Morris, Robinson Nichols, Charles W. Jefferson. Sixth--B. Frank.llickards. Robert B. George, W. Frank DeFord, P. Addison Moigan, Daniul C. Lynch. Seventh--Charles F. Smith, Win. E. Temple, Olin Clark, Thomas G. Clines, Jmnes W. Simons. Eighth--William T. Hignutt, G. L. Liden, H. R. Merriken, Wm. F. Liden, J. L. Nichols. The only business before the convention was the election of delegates to the congressional convention at Ocean City on Thursday last, and Messrs. John E. Wilson, Charles F. Smith, and William T. Hignutt, from the Sixth, Seventh and Eighth districts respectively, were chosen. They weru not instructed by convention resolutions, but it was understood that in common with delegates elected in various counties they would favor the nomination of Hon. John Walter Smith. Niagara Falls. The Pennsylvania Railroad Company has arranged for a popular ten day excursion to Niagara Falls from Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, on September 1. An experienced tourist agent and chaperon will accompany the party.' Excursion tickets, good for return passage on any regular train exclusive of limited express trains, within ten days, will be sold at $10 from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, and all points on the Delaware Division; $9.60 from Lancaster, $8.50 from Altoona and Harrisburg; $5-75 from Williamsport; and at proportionate rates from other points. Excursionists will travel by special train of Pullman parlor oars and day coaches. A stop-over will be allowed at Buffalo, Rochester, Canandaigua, and Watkins returning. Tickets for a side trip to the Thousand Islands (Alexandria Bay) will be sold from Rochester, good to return to Rochester or to Canandaigua via Syracuse within five days, at rate of $5.50. The Canadian Industrial Fair, will be held at Toronto, August SO to September 10,1898. On September 3 tickets from Niagara Falls to Toronto and return, good only on-that day, will be sold to holders of Niagara Falls excursion tickets at rate of $1.00. Tickets good to retnrn until September 11 will be sold from August 29 to September 10, inclusive, at rate of $1.45. For time of connecting trains and further information apply to nearest ticket agent, or address Geo- W. Boyd, Assistant General Passenger Agent, Broad Street Station, Philadelphia. Chnrch MutterH The grove meeting at Smithson's wbioh commenced Saturday night, Aug. 13th, is still in progress. At the morning service, on Sunday was manifested that twenty or more persona asked for the prayers of the church, eight parsons including several well-known citizens over fifty years of age have professed conversion, while many others are iuguiring what they must do to be saved. The services will continue at night during the week, and an all-day service in charge of Rev. B. S. Highley will be held next Sunday. The meeting is regarded in the community as very much desired religious awakening.--Button Star-Democrat. The grove meeting, which has been iu progress near the Cork lot, on the Diggans land, has been a grand success, writes Rev. C. L. Kennard. Some thirty souls have been converted and much good accomplished. The meeting has been held by the pastor of Goldsboro M. E. Church South. This will be made an appointment, with an interesting Sunday School in progress. The German Baptist Brethren began an interesting series of outdoor meetings in this place on Sunday evening last, and the services have been well attended. A large canvass tent on the school house square is used. There will be service tomorrow evening, and probably all nest week. There will be preaching at the New Jerusalem Church at Preston tomorrow morning and evening by Rev. J. E. Smith, of Philadelphia. To Content CapbtloMnow'g Will. Lewis West, counsel for Thomas Pickering, of Lebanon, Del., Mrs. Sarah E. Pratt and John P. Davis, of Philadelphia, have filed in the Orphans' Court for this county a caveat to the will ot the late James P. Snow, who died at his home in Tuckahoe Neck on the first day of June last. The ground on which the Circuit Court will be asked to set aside the will IB, principally, that when the paper was executed Mr. Snow's mind was impaired to such an extent that he was incompetent. The value of the property involved is said to be $20,000, and consists of a farm in Tuokahoe Neck, a farm in Delaware and personalty. By the provisions of the will all of the deceased's property is left to Mrs. Snow, widow, and Mr. George H. Davis, a cousin, of Tuokahoe Neck. The caveators are also cousins. Issues will be made up in the Orphans' Court and the case will be tried in the Circuit Court. Thirty Second national Encampment. For the thirty-second National Encampment of G. A, R., to be held at Cincinnati, O., September 5 to 10, 1898, the Pennsylvania Railroad Company will sell excursion tickets at rate of single f»ro for the round trip. These tickets will be sold on September 3, 4, and 5, and will be good to leave Cincinnati returning not earlier than September 13, except that by depositing ticket with Joint Agent at Cincinnati on September 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9*, and on payment of twenty-five cents, return limit may be extended so that passengers may remain at Cincinnati until October 2. on "Would add special reasons warnings if space allowed." and Valliant at Burrsville ; Miss Grace Nellie Val- Miss Minta Griffin at Long's; Miss liant at Willoughby's; E. Todd at Harmony. Herman Wright was awarded scholarship at Charlotte Hall. Orphans' Court Proceeding!. The Orphans' Court met on Tuesday, Judges Sigler, Orrell and Wright present. Susan Snow and James Snow, executors of James P. Snowdeceased, presented an inventory of debts, which was approved. Thomas M. Todd, executor of Daniel Todd, deceased, presented a distribution, which was approved. On application, Mrs. Ida R. Fountain was appointed guardian to her minor children and duly qualified. Charles W. Smith, executor of Joshua Gibbs, deceased, made a report of sales of real estate, and a conditional order of ratification wa granted. The sale of the real estate of Peter Covey, deceased, was finally ratified and confirmed. Decree was passed appointing Harvey L. Cooper trustee to make sale of the real estate of Simeon Blood, deceased. Baked Apple*. Either sweet or sour fruit may be used, selecting specimens of the same size and kind. If sweet, a little hot water should be poured about them when they are set in the oven; if sour, either a little sugar should be added to the water or the cores should be removed and the cavities filled with sugar. Bake in a moderate oven till entirely soft, turning the dish from time to time so that they will bake evenly. Lift the cooked fruit carefully into the dish from which it is to be served,' aud pour over it the juice, which makes an agreeable syrup. Lust Moonlight Excursion to Ocean City. M. B. Nichols will run another moonlight excursion to Ocean City, on Monday, September 5th. This will be the most delightful time in the year to go to the ocean. Train will leave Easton about 10 o'clock a. m., Preston about 10.25 a. m., Hurlock 10.40. See large posters for further particulars. Returning, will leave Ocean City at 9.30 p. m. ExcurslonB to Talbot Fair. Excursions to the fair at Easton next week will be run on all railroads at great reduced rates, good for admission to the grounds. Special trains will be run and connect with other trains so that visitors can go and return same day after races are over. There will be a groat fair this year, and everything to attract and entertain the people. A Singular Incident. Neighbors of the late John Vansant, who died at Templeville on Sunday night, August 13, speak of a very singular, if not weird, incident which occurred on the evening before. Mr. Vansant, aroused for a time, heard an old clock in an upper room striking. He counted the strokes -- seventy-five -- and announced the number. Polks in the house were startled, as the old clock had not rnn for over forty years, and its striking was looked upon by some who heard of it as a premonition of the passing away of the lamented young man. Keqnltitlou for Mr*. Botltiu. Attorney General White, of Dover, says requisition papers have been sent to California for Mrs. Ada Bot- Itin, who is charged with sending poisoned candy to Mrs. Duuning ·with fatal effects. To a newspaper reporter Mr. Dunning said: "I know who murdered my wife and sister-in-law, and have ever since 3 received the knowledge of their death. I will conceal nothing from the proper authorities but in the interests of justice I can make no disclosures now and I will make none until I give my testimony before a eourt and jury in the State of Dela - ·ware." November 1 to February 1. To the Editors of the JOURNAL : In your issue of April 23,1898, you published "The New Game Law," ·which makes the time for shooting partridges to extend from the 1st of November to the 24th of December. In your issue dated August 20, 1898. we notice a statement in regard to the game law for this county, and this statement makes the time for shooting partridges or quail to extend from the 1st of November to the 1st of February. Will you jdndly clear up this perplexity for I benefit of THE HUNTER. · !··-«. 1 ' Another Steamer for the Choutauk. Enterprising Captain D. S. Brockway will in a few months place another boat on his Choptak line, to ply between Qreensborough and Baltimore. The new boat will be completed about the beginning of next year. It will be considerably larger thau the steamer Greens- borough, and will be various ways superior. Captain Brockway will open a freight business on the Miles and Wye rivers and the Greensbor- ough will be transferred to these waters. HON. JOHN WALTERSMITH CHOSEN. Nominated by Auularautlou at Ocean City Thursday--Resolution*. Colonel John Walter Smith, of Worcester county, was nominated by acclamation by the Democratic congressional convention at Ocean City on Thursday. No other name was presented. The convention was called tn order at two o'clock, JDr. R. M. Price, of Queen Anne's, being made chairman, and Messrs. Joseph Peterson, of Kent, and Charles R. Wooters, of Talbot, secretaries. In taking the chair, Dr. Price said: "We will elect our candidate, be he who he may. Queen Anne's will give him from 600 to 800, and it shan't cost him flve dollars. When the counties were called to present their candidates, Dr. Charles H. Rose, when Talbot was reached, took the floor, and in brief and graceful speech withdrew the name of Hon. J. Frank Turner. "Our hope," said he, "is in the success of the Democratic party, and we pledge our word and honor that the Talbot Democracy will be found in the thickest of the fight." Hon. Lloyd Wilkinson, of Poeo- moke City, placed Colonel Smith in nomination. "The Democrat whose name I present," he said, "has said not one word to secure the support of any party or any county. Never in any way has he solicited this nomination and never till recently has he even said he would accept the nomination, bul it has been the unanimous decision of the people of this congressional district that to him must we look to lead our forces to victory. The mention of his Dame as the standard-bearer of his party has thrown the natural candidate of the Republican party into a state of abject fright. It even now appears that they will not be able to get a bona-ftde resident to stand up against the man we expect to name --that sterling Democrat, John Wai-1 ter Smith." Senator Applegarth, of Dorchester, whose candidacy had been announced, arose and seconded Colonel Smith's nomination. He explained how he had withdrawn ·when he learned that the Colonel would accept, and he paid the nominee a glowing tribute. Hon. Joshua W. Miles also spoke. The following resolutions were presented and adopted without a dissenting voice :· The representatives of the Democratic party in the First Congressional district, m convention assembled, reaffirm their allegiance to the principles of the party as formulated by Jefferson and exemplified by Madison and Jackson. While always a party ot progress, and keeping step with the new issues that are constantly present nig themselves, we want to renew our allegiance to the fundamental principles of Democracy, upon which the happiness of a free people rest. The preservation of personal liberty. The equality of all citizens before the taw. Freedom ol speech. Freedom of the press Freedom of conscience. The reserved rights of the States. And the supremacy of the Federal Government within the limits of the Constitution. The Democracy of the First Congressional district believe now, as they always have believed, in the gold and silver money of the Constitution, and the coinage of both metals -without discrimination against either, into standard dollars of final payment and redemption. We denounce the Republican party m Mary- laud for its flagrant mismanagement of the affairs of our State. Going into office as the professed friends of reform m the civil service, aud with solemn pledges in invor of the purity of the ballot, they have advanced to positions of leadership in their party men who have boasted of their pleasure m the treatment of public office not as a ^'public trust," but as a means of rewarding party henchmen. They have reduced the public school system of the Slate, as administered in some of the counties, to the low level of a machine for Its distribution of spoils, making the appointment of the tutors of the youth of the State^the people's children--dependent upon the exigencies of party or the whims of unscrupulous politicians--a degradation never dreamed of in the past history of the State, and too great to be Borne by a fr*e and enlightened and patriotic people. They have unblnshtngly debauched the ballot- box by bartering public office and by a -wholesale and systematic taxation of office-holders, while Republican legislators themselves have been shamelessly influenced to vote for or against measures of grave public importance as would best enhance their chances for appointment to Federal, State and municipalodices, and the people of the State have witnessed the speedy in- stalment of these same legislators into offices of trust and responsibility upon the very heels of the adiourninent of their General Assembly. We have noted with regret that in one of the most eventful periods ol thecountry'shistory the State has been represented in Congress by men whose uufituess for these high position has been 10 Elan rig as to call for the severe strictures from the public press and other high sources, and we insist that it is the duty of our people to see that men olisuperior attainments and high. Porl it leu :i» n Turiltory. Directly following the formal proclamation of peace will come the interesting ceremony of b i n d i n g Porto Rico fast to the Union, says the New York Herald. For this operation much red tape in'nt be used. Until Congress f o r m a l l y declares Porto Rico a Territory of the United States its old municipal laws, such as affect private rights and property, will doubtless be allowed to continue iu force, as well as those relating to the punishment of crime. Until formally admitted to citizenship under the Stars and Stripes by Congress all inhabitants of Porto Rico will be considered as "aliens," from our point of view, but will all the same be "subjects" of the U n i - ted States in their relations with foreign governments, even their mother country, of course. Those who were born in some other Spanish possession but established in business in Porto Rico, continue to live there, will become our "subjects" also, but native Poit Ricans who have moved elsewhere iu Spanish territory will probably uot, unless they wish to return aud become American citizens along with their old friends and neighbors. A clause, however, may be put in the treaty of peace permitting such Porto Ricans as prefer to do so to remove to Spanish territory and _re- niain under the dominion of Spain. IE so, a ^certain time will probably be allowed them to straighten out their affairs, sell their land and clear out. Such an evacuation would be regarded by Unele Sam as "good riddance," since he will not compel any one to dwell in the shadow of "Old Glory," wearing au expression of homesickness for the old red and yellow banner. Uncle Sam may require all of the people of Porto Rico immediately after the establishment of peace to state their intentions as to American citizenship. In such a case those absent from the island at the time would also have to put themselves on record or enter through the more tedious process of naturalization. A fact not generally known is that a smaller but very productive island goes with Porto Rico. Vieque is a Spanish possession 13 miles off the east Coast of Porto Rico. It is 21 miles long and 6 miles wide. Its land is very fertile and adapted to the cultivation of almost all the fruits and vegetables that grow in the West Indies. Cattle are raised and sugar cultivated. It has a population of some 6000. The town Isabel Segunda is on the north, and the port is unsafe in times of northerly wind, like all the anchorages on that side; the few ports on the South are better, the best being Punta Arenas. Not long ago there were two importing and exporting houses on the island of Vieque; but on account of the long period' of drouth and the high duties on for- "eign imported goods trade has decreased to local consumption only. All supplies are brought from San Juan, the majority being of American origin. The climate is fine and may be considered healthy; there have never been any contagious diseases. The Beat Remedy for Flnz. Mr. John Mathias, a well known stock dealer of Pnlaski, Ky., says : "After suffering for over a week with flux, and my physician having failed to relieve me, I was advised to try Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy, and hare the pleasure of stating that the half of one bottle ^cured me." For sale by Hugh Duffey, Hillsboro ; R. J. Colston, Ridgoly; W. E. Browji, Denton. Levy Court. The county commissioners on Tuesday last appointed Jesse A. Wright director of Linchester bridge. Mr. Wright recently contracted with the commissioners to put the bridge in good order and keep in repair for a period of flve years for $75. Of this sum Dorchester county will pay one- half. - FOB RENT--Two dwellings in East Denton and a dwelling on Main St., Preston. Apply to JOANNA MCSHANE. see that men ofisupenor attainments ana nign- est qualifications should be selected as candidates for Congress, m order that the requirements of the times may be met, and with proper representation of an intelligent and progressive people in the lower house of the greatest legislative body on earth. We congratulate the American nation, irrespective of party, upon the result of the contest with Spain, and extend lo our brave soldiers hearty recogmlioii of the courage nnd fidelity to dutv displayed by them, not only when facing the" enemy in battle, but also while suffering from the ravages of disease natural to a residence in such a climate While regretting the sufferings necessarily entailed by a state of war, we are gratified to note that it has furnished opportunities for the display of personal courage and heroism upou the part of commanders and men in both the army and the navy, thai has served to open (he eyes of our foreign brethieii aud caused them to loot upon American citizens in a different light, with added respect for our free institutions. A country that can furnish such instances of heroism aud devotion to country as make the names of Dewey, Schley, Hobsou and others famous throughout the world is not to be too lightly considered, aud the opportunity that seemed to push them into such public prominence is not to be considered an unmixed evil, although the horrors of war follow in its trail. We denounce the Republican National Administration for its unjust and unfair discrimination m awardiug the honors of war and th« positions iu the army, because ofpolitical influence brought to l)i;nr in cases without merit, and instance that of our own fellow citizen. Winfield Scott ischley- who has been given the credit by the unanimous press of the country of having destroyed Cervera's Heet, m one of the boldest and most courageous battles ever known in the history of naval warfare, and yet the American people are apprehensive that political favorlisin will ·oncll from his hands his well-earned laurels and give them to auothei In Memorlam. In memory of Annie May Rolph, who died Tuesday, August 16th, 1898. That aching head is at rest; That troubled heart is still, Dull pain and sorrow past, Safe home, where all is well Peaceful be thy silent slumber, Peaceful iu thy grave so low, Thou no more will join outnumber, Thou no more our SOUK will know. Yet again we hope to meet Ihee, When the day of life is fled; And In heaven with joy to greet thee, Where no farewell lean are ihed --BT W. I.. MITCHELL. In memory of my darling babe, Ellen T., youngest daughter of Marion and Mary C. Starkey, who died July 28th, aged four months and oue day. Oh, how hard it was to part With the loved one of mv heart. The moonlight shed its beaming Upon her silent grave, Where sleepeth, without dreauuug, The one « e could not save. Yet again we hope to meet her, When the storms of life are o'or, And in Heaveu with joy to greet her, On the bright eternal shore, HE* MOTUKk. LOOK !--Don't fail to see Barrow's samples of wheat fertilizer before buying. The largest and finest line that has ever been m Preston, comprising 14 different brands, from the highest to the cheapest grades, at prices and terms to suit the purchaser. Office, Main street, Preston, Md. Senator Gibson lias Recovered, A dispatch from Washington to the Baltimore American says: Ex- Senator Charles H. Gibson has eu- tirely recovered from a severe attack of acute bronchitis, which at one time threatened to end fatally. Mr. Gibson has been very busy with many legal matters, and on a recent visit to New York in connection with his profession he contracted a severe cold, which, developed into bronchitis. He wasattendod throughout his illness by Dr. Hammond' at whose Jhome, No. 1713 H. street, Senator Gibson has remained siiico be has been sick. Mr. Gibson has built up a lucrative practice iu the department at Washington. , Tho Scliley Testimonial. The Schley testimonial fund has not so far, in this county, received very large help. Those who have contributed are: Harry A. Roe, ............ $100 Jonathan W. Kerr ....... 100 Henry R. Lewis .......... 100 Willard E. West ......... 100 George T. Redden ...... 100 Z. Potter Steele ......... 100 Ben. H. Johnson ........ 1 00 Howard Melvin .......... 1 00 $300 liickman. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Pepper and children, of Philadelphia, are visiting relatives near town. Miss Mattie Mahmey, of Philadelphia, is visiting her mother, near town. .Miss Mollie Pepper, of Philadelphia, formerly of Burrsville, is visiting relatives iu this county. MARRIED. BROWN--PORTER.--Attho Burrsville M. E. parsonage, by Rev. L. T. McLain, Horace G. Brown and Miss Geprgie Porter, both of Brownsville, Del. The trustees of Galena Academy, Kent county, have appointed Mr. Boyer, of Templeville, principal, in the place of ProfrJ^L. Smyth, re., · : ... 3 signed. ~ -L HORSE WANTED.--Good, gentle, family driving horse wanted; oue safe for lady aud children to drive. Give age and price. Address, DENTON JOURNAL, Denton, Md. ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR FRIENDS I'crsonal Mjitler-, GO! :iu fntcrestinc Char- acter--Snmiiirr Visitor**. Mr. Wilmrv Emory has rotarncd from Rchobolh to Baltimore. Here- a f t e r lie will be engaged in the' practice of his profession in that city, and those who wish his services may find him at 200 Calvert street. Mr. Emory is a, member of the bar of Baltimore aud practices in the counties also. Mr. Elwooil B. Griffouborg, whrr recently disposed of his creamery interests here, on Thursday loft for- Wilmington, where he has been offered a position. He is somewhat undecided whether to locate in Wil-' minglou oi 1 Chicago. Mrs. Howard Bryant and sons, Masters Allan aud Harris, of Baltimore, Mrs. William Timmons, of Zanesvillo, Ohio, and Miss Mamie Roche, of Ridgely, spent · several: days at "Oakford" last week: f Mr. Walter Sparklin, teller of the' People's National Bank, has resign-, eel. His successor will be chosen uext Tuesday. Mr. J. A. Trazzare- has been at work in the bank this^ week. Miss Ncttio Dean, who has been- the guest of Hon. T. Romie Strong's f a m i l y , at Rock Hall, Kent county, 1 has leturnecl home, accompanied by. her sister, Miss Margaret. Mrs. Rich, widow of the Rev. Dr.- Kich. late of the Hannah More Academy, is visiting her sister, Mrs." Edw. R. Rich, at tho Deanery.-Easton Star-Democrat. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Kerr visited · friends in Washington this week.; Mis. Kerr is now spending a few- days with Penusylvauia friends. Mrs. L. 0. Eaton and Miss Lottie Ovorton, who have been spending the summer here, returned to their _ homo in Norfolk on Thursday. Mrs. Jacksou Holland and granddaughter, Miss Margaret Thompson, of Baltimore, have been visiting relatives in Denton and vicinity. Mrs. A n n i e Butler and Miss Annie Stalzcnback, of Baltimore, are visit-1 ing Mr. and Mrs. Evan Morgan, near Denton. Mr. aud Mrs. T. Pliny Fisher and daughter, aud Mr. George E. Saulsbury returned from Ocean Grove, on Saturday. Mr. Thomas Bailey, of Washing-ton, who many years ago lived in ' Denton, paid a visit to this place yesterday. Mrs. Margaret E. Simons and son, · Herbert, of Philadelphia, are visit- iug at Dr. Ales. Hardcastles's. Mr. W. F. Towers, of the Internal' Revenue Office, Baltimore, has been home this week on sick leave. Miss Bertha Blades and Miss Sal- · lie Hastings, of Choptank, have been visiting relatives in Easton. Misses Laura and Bessie Fisher, · of Blanchard, have been Mrs. T. F. Johnson's guests this week. . Miss Hennie and Miss Ethel An- dorsou, of Tuckahoe Neck, are visit- · ing Cambridge relatives. Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Brainard, of " Baltimore, were visitors at Mrs..M. F. Downes' on Sunday. Mr. aud Mrs. William Fields, of Pikesville, visited the family of Mr. E. C. Fields last week. Miss Emma Wilson, of Hillsboro, has been visiting Miss Virginia Bouldin, at Oxford. , Mrs. B. S. Highly and son, Bow'-i die, of Trappe, were this week visitors at tho rectory. Mr. J. S. Whitby, of Baltimore, visited his brother, Treasurer Whitby, on Sunday. _\~~ Miss Rachel Satterthwaite is "on : an extended visit among friends 'in . Pennsylvania. Dr. Julian Gartrell, of Washington, was a guest at Mr. J. W. Kerr's this week. Private Sueed, of the First Maryland regiment, has been home on a furlough. Miss Caddie Short, of Harrington, is visiting her sister, Mrs. B. H. Johnson. Carpenters W. E. Hicks and Oakley Sparks are in Waverly, Va., at work. Miss Iva Russell, of this county, has been visiting Miss Cora Russell, Talbot. Miss Bessie Broughton, of Pocomoke City, is the guest of Mrs. T. R. Green. Messrs. Howard and Carroll Pastorfield were in Talbot county this \veok. Rev. aud Mrs. W. R. Mowbray, of Zion, Md., are guests of relatives in town. Mrs. L. B. Towers and Miss Nellie Wilson are spending a. week at Eo- botu. Mr. and Mrs. T. C. West are enjoying a week's sojourn at Rehoboth. Miss Addie Smith, of Paterson, N. J., is the guest of friends here. · Miss Etta Jester, of Wilmington, is visiting Mrs. Rachel Cooper. Mrs. Robert J. Jump is the guest of friends at Federalsburg. Miss May Dorr, of Baltimore, is visiting Miss Sophie Kerr. , Mr. Oscar Gorsuch, of Baltimore, was in town on Thursday. i * Lister's Celebrated Harvest Queen Fertilizer, is the thing for wheat; 1 try it and be convinced. Sold by I J. H. Barrow, Prestou. ^ Roy.I makes the food pare, ·wholesome and delict* POWDER Absolutely Pure BOVUl. BAKING POWDER CO., BEWYOM.

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