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SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 1898.
Mrs. George Moreloek, near Pleasant Val
ley, is quite ill.
.1. Blair Hoge has been appointed post
master at McKinstry's Mills, in the place of
\V. R. Zumbntm, resigned.
The Pension Bureau, Washington, has
■'ranted a pension of $6.00 a month to Wm.
A. Chilcote, of New Windsor.
The weather for the past three days hits
been quite cool iti this section. On Thmsday
it was too cool to occupy porches.
Mrs. Susan Russell, of Reisterstown, Md.,
an aunt of Mrs. Eliza Shreeve, of this city,
died Wednesday afternoon, in her 80th year.
The Westminster Water Company makes
aa important announcement in our advertising
columns in regard to licenses for pave washes.
The Westminster base ball club went to
Hampstead hist Saturday and were done up
l, y the club of that place by a score of 17 to 4.
\ marriage license was issued in Baltimore
mi Tuesday to John H. Warner, 611 Baker
street, and Emma -I. Richter, of Carroll
Miss Liia Snyder, of Baltimore, formerly of
Westminster, a vocalist of high merit, took
part in a concert at Hanover, Pa., on Thurs
Mr. Henry Pool, the famous gardner of
Westminster,' has his garden in fine condi
tion. He would he pleased to show it to any
who may call upon him.
Mr. S. P. Bair, of this city, left on Wed
nesday for Washington, I). C., where he has
secured a position in the Ordnance Depart
ment of the Navy Yard.
Mr. (Tmiles C. Gorsuch, of this city, was
in Fro.sthurg, Md.. (his week, and sold the
residence of the late L. M. Gorsuch to Mrs.
Carrie Coulehan, for 8-,500.
Postoffice Inspector Owings on Thursday
made a thorough inspection of the Westmin
ster postoflice, and found it conducted in
a business and systematic manner.
Mrs. Kiler, of Marston, presented the Ad
vocate with some of the finest lettuce ever
grown in this county. It was finely headed
and lender, and was greatly enjoyed.
Mr. John Utz, near Pleasant Valley, fell
from a cherry tree on Thursday, and was
considerably bruised and shaken up. It was
first thought he was hurt internally, hut his
physician reports otherwise.
A carrier pigeon recently came to the
premises of Mr. Frank Warren, at Tyrone.
The band on its leg is marked as follows :
“W. J. B. 07-20.” The owner can have it
by calling upon Mr. Warren.
Mr. Daniel Fiscel, the market gardner of
hone rnimitnwn lind n. trood cron ot striiW-
near I montown, nan a goon crop 01 straw
berries this season. He exhibited one at the
Advocate office on Tuesday that measured
2j inches across and 6i inches around.
The Westminster Ice and Cold Storage
Company have the contract to furnish the
Blue Mountain House with ice again this
summer. The first shipment was made on
Wednesday night, when a carlord was sent up.
Mr. Noah Zimmerman, formerly of this
county, died at Elgin, Illinois, on June 13,
after an illness of only eighteen hours. He
loaves a widow and four children. He was a
member of Westminster Lodge, No. 41, I. O.
The Bine Mountain express will be put on
the Western Maryland Railroad today, and
will continue until October. Its schedule will
be as heretofore, leaving Baltimore at 3.22 p.
in. daily for Hagerstown, and Westminster at
M. 24 a. m. for Baltimore.
Mr. Joseph A. Swinderman, formerly of
this city, died in Gettysburg on Thursday of
last week, aged HI years, 5 months and 14
days. Two children survive him—Mrs. C. E.
Eckenrode, of Gettysburg, and Mr. Charles
Swinderman, of Westminster.
Owing to the blockade and the general un
settled condition of affairs at Manila, in the
Philippine Island* and the purpose of the
manufacturers to make the most of it, binder
twine lias advanced in price from five and six
cents a pound to eleven cents.
Mrs. Myers died at her home, near
Shipley, on Saturday night last, aged about
75 years. Her funeral took place at St.
John's Roman Catholic Church, this city, on
Tuesday. The pall bearers were John Snyder,
Frank Snyder, George Caple. William Hook.
Ephraim Williams and Charles Magin.
Commencement exercises took place at |
Warfield College, near Sykesville, on Wed- j
nesday. Bishop Paret presided and Joseph I
Packard, one of the trustees, delivered an ad- j
dress to the boys. There was only one grad- ]
uate, Hugh W. S. Powers, of Towson. The j
College was established throe years ago.
Contributors to the Flower Mission tins j
week were Mrs. Harry Keefer, Mrs. J. F.
(linker, Mrs. Dr. Baughman, Mrs. T. IV. j
Mather. Mrs. H. Hoppie. Mrs. S. A. Diehl, !
Mrs. H. Dinst, Misses Hellen Baer, Lou
SlijrJer and Lena Reaver. Packers for next
•veek. Misses Florence Zeppand Bessie Herr.
The city authorities have removed the
‘large trtts from the road way of Centre street,
this city, between Main and Willis
.One part in falling carried down the wires of
the two telephone companies. The road bed
is being covered with slag and being put in
good condition. It was sadly in need of im
Mr. S. A. Galt, son of Mr, Henry Gall, of
Tanevlown, is a member of Company G. of
the North Dakota battalion, which was en-
Jistod under the first call for troops. He was
mi member of the Valley City Company when
the call was-issued. It had but 30 men but
the number was soon increased to 73. Ibe
company will go to the Philippine Islands.
Memorial services were held at Deer Park
Chapel, near Smallwood, last Sunday after
noon, under the supervision of Burns Post, of
this city. Rev. J. A. Weigand, of Westmin
ster, delivered an address, then the graves of
soldiers and others were strewn with flowers.
Daniel and Jacob Lodge, I. 0. 0. F., of
Manchester, also held memorial services last
Mr. Cornelius Wentz died at his home at
Khhvale on Monday, aged upward of seventy
years. His death was the result of internal
injuries received on the Saturday previous, by
a fall from a wagon, in which he was hauling
some wood. He was a retired farmer, and
recently he had been postmaster and railroad
agent at. Gbbvale. A wife and two daughters
William Bechtel, of the upper part of Car
toll, while in Hanover, Pa., last Saturday
morning with a load of berries, attempted to
cross the car tracks of the W. M. R. R- at
the corner of Railroad street and Park avenue
about 10 o’clock, while the stock freight was
■being shifted. A passenger coach struck the
irea r of his wagon and demolished both hind
wheels. Fortunately no one was hurt.
A quarterly distribution ot the public school
fund has been made, payable on the 25th.
Coder it Carroll will receive $8,887.33 for
white schools and $528.21 for colored; Fred
■crick county, $13,608.55 for white and sl,-
528.93 for colored schools; Howard county,
£4,801.19 for white and $1,029.40 for colored;
Baltimore county, $19,338.75 for white and
£2,137,98 for colored schools. The appor
tionment j.s the largest for many years.
Commander E. P. Wood, of the L oiled
States gunboat Petrel, which took part in the
bombardment of f&e fortifications at Manila
*nd in the destruction of the Spanish fleet,
(ms spent several summers at Dielman’s
Hotel, New Windsor. Re wgs there last
summeraiui is known to many citizens of that
town. It was the Petrel that chased a Span
ish gunboat up the Pasig river. The Spanish
captain offered |to surrender, but Commander
Wood replied ‘‘unconditional surrender or
fight.” I'he Spaniard said he was willing to
®ght, and asked to be allowed to get some
ammunition, as his supply was exhausted.
The private schools that have been con
ducted in the public school buildings in West
minster closed yesterday,
j Mr. David Englar, Jr., of Medford, accom
panied the Baltimore Coal Exchange on their
outing to the coal fields of Pennsylvania. I
Iheyleflon Tuesday by the Baltimore 4 Ohio
Railroad for Philadelphia, then to Reading, j
Pa., where they spent the night; then to Mt.
Carbon, at which place visits were made to
the several collieries; then to Williamsport,
where they stayed Wednesday night; then to
Reading, then to Harrisburg, Harrisburg to
Gettysburg, then to Baltimore byway of the
Western Maryland Railroad. We are sure
not only Mr. Englar but that all the members
of the party enjoyed the trip, as a visit to the
coal regions of Pennsylvania is a decided
novelty to those who have never been “down
in a coal mine, way below the ground.”
To run the Westminster street sprinkler
costs $5.00 per day, and the contractor is not
getting wealthy out of the contract. The
sprinkler is a first-class machine, but it can
not keep the dust down on all of the six miles
of streets of the city. A contract has been
made to run it for a year, or until next April,
and it looks like the city is in for it this year.
The cost for the year may reach S6OO. For
less money the city could have furnished* the
citizens the privilege of 300 pave washers, and
the sprinkling could have been made effective.
However, at this time Westminster cannot
afford the luxury of street sprinkling. The
purchase of the sprinkler was a mistake.
There was absolutely no demand for it, and
the city would save money bj T having it broken
to pieces. Stone, not water, is most needed
on the streets.
A BATTLE IN CUBA.
A Carroll Countain the First to Fall.
A battalion of United States Marines were
landed in Cuba, near Guantanamo, on Friday
of last week, and were almost immediately
attacked by the Spaniards. A sort of guer
rilla warfare was begun at 3 o'clock in the
afternoon and was kept up all night and until
about (i o’clock Saturday morning. The
Spaniards opened the attack from a thick
tropical undergrowth, and it was difficult for
the marines to locate them. In the night,
however, they came out and advanced nearly
up to the American position and the contest
for a time was nearly a hand-to-hand affair.
The Spaniards ceased firing Saturday morn
ing. The Americans had four men killed and
In this fight, the first on Cuban soil, the
first man to fall was Charles H. Smith, a ser
geant. He was born at Bird Hill, this coun
ty, about six miles from this city, and his
parents, Howard T. Smith and wife, now live
near Smallwood. Young Smith remained
upon the farm until he reached his majority,
when he went to Baltimore, where he found
employment as collector for an insurace com
pany. In August, 1893, he left Baltimore
and it was about that time that he enlisted in
the United States navy. The last letter he
wrote home was in December last, in which
he described how he spent Christmas, and
observed “God only knows where I will he
Sergeant Smith was a man of fair education,
medium heighth, deep blue eyes and dark
curly hair. He was quiet in disposition, and
as a boy was prompt iy his duties. He was
cool and courageous, and just the sort of a
man for an ideal soldier.
Mrs. John E. Deeds, of Westminster, is a
sister to the late sergeant, and he has a brother
at Wengerlawn, Montgomery county, Ohio.
Two other brothers, Walter H. and George
F. Smith, are at home with their parents,
also three sisters, Misses Martha A., Mary E.
and C. Grace Smith.
When a representative of the Advocate
called to see Mrs. Deeds on Monday
morning, to learn something ot her brother s
history, she was not aware of his death, not
having read the news in the morning paper.
She was deeply affected by the sad news, but
observed that she had concluded, after war
was declared, that she would not see him
Advices received Tuesday night state that
the six hundred marines who have established
a camp on the shore of Guantanamo Bay,
Cuba, were again attacked from the bushes
by Spaniards Sunday night. The Spanish
had a body of sharpshooters, who kept con
- stantly firing at the Americans from the
bushes. Two marines were killed and four
were wounded. The loss of the Spaniards is
not known, but the bodies ot 15 ot their dead
Mr. William Gel hack and wife, of Fairfield,
Pa., were guests of Dr. J. Rinehart and wite,
at Frizellburg, from Sunday until Wednesday.
Parts of last and this week Dr. and Mrs.
Rinehart had as guests Mr. John W. David
son and wife, of Frederick City. From 1864
to 1873 Mr. Davidson cultivated Dr. Rine
hart’s farm, and lie observed many improve
ments since be left. While at Dr. Rinehart's
he and his wife visited his sisters, Mrs. An
drew Arthur and Mrs. Thomas Eckard, and
his brother, Mr. Richard Davidson.
Miss Edna Stoner, of Hanover, Pa., is a
guest of Mrs. Bessie Diffendal, this week.
Miss Laura Clemson. of Clemsonville, was
a guest of Mrs. Isaac I’. Baile last and this
An enjoyable dance was given at ‘‘Win
chester Place” on Wednesday evening by the
young gentlemen of Westminster. The at
tendance was good, the music fine, and the
occasion was very enjoyable. I'he chaper
ones were Mrs. Charles E. Stewart, Mrs,
Charles H. Vanderford, Mrs. William H.
Tkomas, Mrs. John L. Reifsnider, Jr., Mrs.
John M. Roberts, Mrs. Jos. T. Bering, Mrs.
P. C. Kennedy and Mrs. John H. Cunning
Miss Josephine Lowell, daughter of Major
Lowell, a former resident of this city, is a
guest of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Huber.
Miss Lilliam Washburn, of Meadow Brook,
is abroad as bridesmaid for a Rochester, N.
Y., acquaintance. She will he absent several
Mrs. Margaret Royer, of Meadow Branch,
i has been a guest for a week or more of her
j son, Samuel Royer, Esq., in Baltimore.
Misses Janie Zile, of Winfield, and Grace
j M. Frizzell, of Bloom, spent commencement
! week with Mrs. Harry M. Helwig.
Miss Johnson, of Connecticut, is visiting
S her sister, Mrs. Taylor, at the Rectory.
Mr. Harry Tingling, of Hagerstown. Md.,
i was visiting his parents this week.
Mr. Covlng'ton Barnitz and family, of Bal
timore. have come to Westminster for the
summer. Their house here has been consid
erably enlarged and improved.
Mr. G. W. Babylon and Miss Margaret
Stoner of Baltimore, Miss Bertie Dickey and
Mr. Morris Dickey of the Eastern Shore, are
visiting Mr. and .Mrs. M. W. Babylon, this
Great Bicycle Meet.
The bicycle race meet, to be held at Pleas
are Park,'near Westminster, on the 30th of
June, by the Cycling Ramblers, of Westmin
ster, promises to be the greatest event of this
character ever held in Carroll county. Every
effort is being made by the wheelmen to make
it a red-letter day. W’heelmen from every
section of the State are applying for blanks to
enter the races, which vary from a half mile
dip to a twenty-five mile race. Some of the
speediest riders from Philadelphia and Wash
ington will enter for the prizes, which aggi e
gate $300.00, and as many of the contestants
have records of a mile in less than two min
utes. it is likely that rare sport will be wit
The Carroll County Band will be in atten
dance, and at night will give an open air
concert near the railroad. President Hood
of the Western Maryland Railroad has prom
ised to run excursion trains from Baltimore
at SI.OO for the round trip, returnig at 10
o’clock p, m. ,ii
It is estimated that at least fifteen hundred
wheelmen will be present, as a number ot
clubs from Baltimore, Frederick and Hagers
town have already signified their intention of
participating. There will be 150 contestants
in the races.
Most of the farmers are preparing for har
vesting. The crops for the most part promise
well. Hay is quite heavy.
The strawberry season is about over. Mr.
D. W. Duddera sold a great many fine berries
at 6 cents per quart. , . ,
The crop of early wax cherries has been
quite good. .
Some of our fanners are cutting barley.
The M. E. Sunday school had quite a suc
cessful ice cream and strawberry festival on
Mr. T. A. Barnes' lawn, on Saturday last.
The sales amounted to nearly $50.00.
Children’s day services will be held Sun
day (tomorrow) at the Taylorsville M. E.
( Vrofl Heapea will close a successful school
year next week. • * e r< ia
The closing exercises will consist ot t>olu
Medal contests in elocution and oratory by
the students. These contests will be held at
the Taylorsville M. E. church, on Wednes
day and Thursday evenings, June 22nd and
23rd Five medals and a cash prize will lie
awarded. Music will be furnished the first
evening by tlm students and on the second
evening by Mr. Raymond Barnes, ot ML
Airy, with the phonograph. These exercises
will be held rain or shine. Everybody in
WESTERN MARYLBND COLLEGE.
of Prizes—Conferring of Degrees,
[Reported lor the Democratic Advocate.]
The liviliest summer week in Westminster
is Commencement Week at the College.
Visitors throng the town, and together with
the town people, fill the streets with a gay
and happy throng as they go to and frem Col
Not only do the visitors find signs of ac
tivity in the College walls but about them as
well. Alumni Hail is rapidly pushing toward
completion, and soon will give to Westmin
ster the proud distinetion ofhavingthe largest
audience room in the state outside of Balti
more. The handsome Memorial Gateway, a
symmetrical arch of white stone, the gift of
Mrs. Ulie N. Hurley, of Washington, D. C.,
in memory of her uncle, the first president of
the College, the late Dr. Ward, was intended
to be completed for Commencement Week,
but it still requires a few days work.
Commencement properly began with Levine
Hall School exercises on Friday afternoon.
The little folks nobly filled their part of the
program and gave evidence of careful train
ing. In the evening, at 8 o’clock, the Sop
homore Contest for the best work in Elocu
tion was held. The Sophomores can justly
feel proud of their work as both the musical
and elocution numbers required talent to ren
der them successfully. On leaving the hall,
the audience was greeted by the cheers of the
Class of 1901 as they gathered around the
blazing effigy of the Sophomores, while their
orator told ot their mighty deeds of valor ac
complished and to be.
On Saturday evening from 5 to 6 o clock,
the Class Day exercises of the graduating
class made a pleasant perliminary to what fol
lowed. After the presentation of annals and the
unveiling of the "98 shield, the Class Ode was
sung with a vim and spirit characteristic of
As a preliminary to the class spreads and
banquets the President held his annual re
ception for the students, after which each
class repaired to their respective halls to
while away their time in talking and feasting:
the Juniors to their more elaborate banquet,
the Sophs and the Freshmen to their more
simple though none the less enjoyable spreads.
Sunday dawned bright and clear, seemingly
indicative of the interesting services that were
to follow. Dr. Lewis was at his best, and
his sermon held the close attention of the
crowded auditorium while in clear and logical
detail lie developed his text. The musical
part of the program was unusually well ren
dered, Miss Lewis sang Handels beautiful
Aria “Oh Thou that Idlest from the Messiah,
and the Choral Society under her direction
“Let the Celesical Concerts all Unite” from
At 8 p. m., Rev. F. T. Tagg, D. D., editor
of the Methodist Protestant, preached an do- j
quent sermon before the Y. M. C. A. and Y.
W.C.A. in the Centenary Methodist Episcopal
Church of Westminster.
On Monday, June 13, at 3 p. m., the Art
Studio was opened for inspection. Miss S.
Olivia Rinehart, who has studied under noted
masters both in their country and in the studios
of Paris, is the talented instructive of this
department. The results of her taste and
artistic training show in the work of her
pupils and the paintings in oil, pastel and
watercolors, charcoal and crayon drawings
show her diverse abilities. Especially notice
able is the work of the Misses H. M- \\ heul
ton, I. R. Whealton, H. E. Beauchamp, S.
S. Colton, M. Weaver, Alice Bond. Sal lie
Solliday and L. R. Woodard, Miss Woodward
studies from life were very good and deserve
At 8 p. m. the Department ot Music which
is in charge of Miss M. E. Lewis as director,
and Miss Gertrude Westlake as assistant,
gave a fine concert from the masters. To say
that Miss Westlake and Miss Lewis played
and sang is sufficient to show the character of
the entertaiment. The work and fine‘execu
tion of their pupils well displays the careful
and systematic training which they undergo
in this department.
Gottscbulk—Two Pianos La Jladieuse
Miss Brown, Miss Pickett, Miss Erb, Miss Hobbs.
Rossini-I.iszt La Charite
ciwxiii.** Lore's Fliaht
Shelley * eiujea
Rail-—Two Pianos Tarantella
Miss Tredway, Miss Horsey.
Marzials —Duet in Canon
Mg True Loir Hath My Heart
Miss Baynes, Miss Pickett.
Wollenhaupt Sehrezu Brilliaate
Buck Concert Waltz
Gounod-I.iszt Waltz from the Opera •* Eaust"
Dav id Charmant Oisrau
Mendelssohn Hondo Caprieeioro
Delibes Bex Filler de (Jadue
Sir Henry Bishop. I hough and Creur to Hood art done
Miss Reese, Miss Lewis, Mr. Straughn and
At 10 a. m., Tuesday the Irving and the
Webster Societies of young men and the
Browning and the Philoinathean Societies ot
voung women contended for the Merrill and
Newell trophies respectively. Society feel
runs strong at this time anil the rivalry is
sharp. The winners were the Websters
who get the Merrill prize, and the Philo
mathean who get the Newell prize.
In the afternoon, the most truly enjoyable
feature of the whole Commencement week,
namely, the Society reunions was held. The
hearty hand clasp, the witty speeches, the
keen repartee, the sadder leave taking of the
Senior class, and last and most important of
all the delicious sweetmeats and the cooling
drinks and ices make it a time never to he
At 2 p. in. the Annual Meeting of the
Board of Trustees took place in Baker Chapel.
The attendance was not so large as usual,
owing to various unfavorable circumstances.
At 4 p. m. the Alumni Association held ils
Annual Meeting in the V. M. C. A. Hall.
Prof. Geo. W. Ward, Ph. D., class of’9o pre
sided. The Class of 1898, in their academic
robes made a fine appearance as they stood
before the association to be received as the
youngest members. President Shreve ot the
Class made a happy speech in reply to Presi
dent Ward’s welcome —and his announce
ment that his class pledged SIOO to Alumni
Hall was greeted with applause.
All of the old staff of officers were relected
except Prof A. S. Crockett as Alumni Edi
tor. He declined reellection owing to a change
in his residence which made it impossible for
him to serve acceptably to himself in that
capacity. Mr. T. C, Galbreath was elected
in his place.
At Bp. in. a Recital was given by the De
partment of Elocution. Miss Belle Coekran
is the instructor in this department. The
numbers were very much enjoyed by the audi
ence notwithstanding the warm temperature
of the room. The scenes were realistic, and
the acting, natural and unaffected.
The Falcon Tennyson
The Count Feaerigo degli Alberighti Mr. Joyce
Filippo (The Count’s Foster Brother)..Mr. Clemson
The Lady Giovanna Miss Eleanor Hopkins
Elizabeth! (The Count’s Nurse) Miss Uevelle
Rhvme of the Duchess May
Elizabeth Harrell Browning
My Wedding Day Belle C. Greene
The Sorrow of Rohab Aria Baler
a) The Minuet Mary Matter Dodge
b) My Ships KUa Wheeler Wilcox
Fra Giacomo Robert Buchanan
Jessekiah Brown’s Courtship Ruth McEnery Stuart
Scene from Cymbeline Shakespeare
Imogen Miss Lilian Hopkins.
Pisanio Mr. Clemson.
Merry Wives of Windsor Shakespeare
Faistaff. Mr. Shreve.
Mistress Ford Miss Lewis.
Mistress Page Miss Baynes.
Mistress Quickly Miss Bacchus.
The innovation of holding commencement
on Wednesday, did not cause any particular
innovation in the program. The exercises
began as usual with the imposing processional
of the student body, the Graduates and Fac
ulty in cap and gown arid hood. The grad
uating class was a large one, numbering 26,
ten young men and sixteen young wemen.
We select from the program only those out
of the 26 who were privileged to deliver their
essays and orations, by winning placing of
distinction. Miss Clara Ward Lewis, daugh
ter of President Lewis, delivered the Latin
Salutatory and read an essay on ‘‘The Per
petual Force.” Howard Leslie Benson had
for the subject of his Salutatory oration “The
Art Pathway to God.” Emory Gorsuch Buck
ingham, of Westminster, had the Scientific
oration, subject, “Liquified Air.” HaJlie
May Whcalton, of Chincoteague Island, Va. t
had the Scientific essay. Thomas Reeves
Woodford, of Cenlreville, Md., had the Clas
sical oration; Mr. Charles Orlando Clemson,
of Union Bridge, Miss Mary Eliza Howard,
of Rutland, Md., were chosen by the Faculty,
out of the number not winning other honors,
to speak—while Miss Gertrude Johnson, of
Frostburg, Md., and Mr. Ernest Thomas
McNutt, of Darlington, Md., had the Vale
dictories. Mr. McNutt, spoke on “The
'i’he essays and orations were uniformly
well prepared and delivered. Jhe musical
part of the program, consisted of a brilliant
piano quartette, Cowen’s Bridal Chorus, sting
by the Choral Society, and Liszt’s Second
Rhapsodic, played by Mr. Benson, the Salu
tatorian. Mr. Benson has an artist’s concep
tion of music, and hjs rendition of this diffi
1 cuh composition was masterly in execution
and technicque. Besides these selections
“America” was sung after the openiugprayer
and Downes’ beautiful antiphoual arrange
ment of the Te Deum was sung after that
most interesting part of the program —the
conferring of Undergraduate Honors and De
grees. From the Undergraduate Honor Roll
we make mention of the following—Gold
Medal for the Junior Class, won by C. C.
Douglas, of Montrose, W. Va., same for
young ladies, won by Miss Jewell Simpson,
daughter of Prof. S. Simpson, of the College.
W. N. Willis, of St. Michaels, S. D. Tagg, of
Baltimore, J. L. McKinstry, of McKinstry’s
Mills, were among the Juniors receiving
Honorable Mention. Gold medals in the
Sophomore Class were won by J. W. Ting
ling, of Waynesboro. Pa., and by Miss Adele
Ogden, of Keyport, N. J. Miss Ogden also
won the Norment Prize in Elocution and the
Gold medal in Instrumental music. Gobi
medals in the Freshman Class were carried
off by J. R. Caton, of Alexandria, Va.. by Miss
F. B. Woodalll's, whose mother is well known
in Westminster as Miss Josephine Griffith,
she having been educated at the College in
its early history. Other winners of the Nor
ment Prizes in Elocution were Mr. L. C.
Wells, of West LaFayelle, Ohio, Mr. Clay
borne Phillips, of Kent Island, Md., and Miss
Virgie Wiegand. of Westminster, Md. Miss
Minnie C. Pickett, of High Point, N. C. won
the Gold medal in Vocal Music, and Mr. C.
O. Clemson, of Union Bridge, the Gold
medal in Elocution.
The degree of M. A. in cursu was conferred
on Miss Nannie Camille Lease, Miss Grace
Lee Rinehart, T. Crawford Gaibreath, and
W. Roger Revelle, all of the class of 1895.
The degree of D. D. honoris causa was con
ferred upon Rev. Joel Brown, pastor of the
Centenary Church of Westminster, Md., and
upon Rev. James Lisbon Lawlis of Texas.
The president made the follow interesting
announcements : The election of Rev. H. L.
Elderdice A. M. B. D., of the class of’B2 to
fill the vacancy in the Board of Trustees cre
ated by the death of the Rev. Rhesa Scott
Norris; the change in the course of study,
making it possible for a student to substitute
the study of French and German for Greek,
and offering a wide range of electives in the
Senior and Junior years. That the chair of
Natural Sciences had been divided, Professor
Simpson being assigned to chemistry, Prof.
Watts to Physics, and leaving a Professor of
Biology and Geology to be elected later.
Prof. Black was promoted from Assistant
Professor to Associate Professor ot Latin and
Greek. The President also referred to the
fact that this was the last commencement to
be held in Smith Hall, as the splendid Alumni
Hall wtmld be complete before another June.
Touching reference was also made to the
beautiful white stone memorial to the late
i Dr. J. T. Ward, Ex-President, mentioned
An unusually large number of old students
were present throughout the week and we ap
pend a list which will be interesting though
it may not be complete.
VISITORS TO C’OMMEXCEMEXT.
Mrs. Bessie Miller Steele. Elkton; Dr. anti
Mrs. G. E. Day, Millville, N. J.: H. H. Mur
phey, Woodsboro, Md., Mr. and Mrs. ti. A.
Joyce, Cambridge, Md.; Miss Edna Jordan,
| Cambridge, Mil.; Miss Sadie Lee Snyder,
Mount View, Md., Miss Grace Lee Rinehart,
Baltimore, Md.; Win. G. Baker, Jr., Balti
more, Mil.; Miss Nannie C. Lease, Littleton, j
N. C.: Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Ogden, Keyport,
N. J.; Mrs. Virginia Milton, Baltimore. Md.;
Mrs. Martha Smith Fenby, Baltimore, Md.;
| Miss Edith Emmons, Washington, D. C.;
Wm. Roger Revelle, Deal's Island, Md.;
Milton A. Veasey, Pocomoke City, Md.; Miss
J. Clare Vannort, Chestertown, Md.; Mrs.
T. W. Dwyer. Unity, Md., Miss Grace Wel
ler, Cumberland, Md.; Miss Dora Price, Mid
dletown, Del.; Miss Bertha Keller, Freder
ick, Md.; Mr. Samuel Harris and two daugh
ters, Henderson, N. C.; Hon. R. C. Adamson,
Georgia; Mr. Hiram Hardinger, Cumberland,
Md.; Rev. and Mrs. G. Q. Bacchus, Cam
bridge, Md.; Miss Lizzie Trump, Manchester,
Md.; Miss G. Wilson Strayer, Buckeystown,
Md.; Mrs. L. W. Beauchamp, Westover,
Md.; Dr.D.W. Hopkins, Havre de Grace, Md.;
Mr. Leon Scott Hurley, Seaford, Del.; Rev.
j J. Lemuel Ward, Baltimore, Md.; Mr. Edwin
| C. Wimbroiigh, Philadelphia, Pa.; Rev. W.
i W. White, Warwick, Md.; Miss Dorothea W,
Ballard, Westover, Md.; Miss Mabel Fulton.
S. Amboy, N. J.; Miss Lyda B. Hopkins,
Cambridge, Md.; Mrs. S. B. Tredway, Belair,
Md.; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. F. Thomas and
daughter, Buckeystown, Md.; Rev. H. L.
Schlin ke, Cumberland, M<l.; Mr. and Mrs.
A. R. Crockett, Cnsfield, Md.; Mr. and Mrs.
J. B. Garrison. Taylor, Md.; Mr. A. S. Tay
lor, Atlantic, Va.; Mr. W. R. Patton, Rose
land, N. J.; Rev. \V. M. Poisal. Easton. Md.;
Mr. Samuel Vaunort, Chesterlown, Md.; Dr.
Dorsey W. Lewis, Parksley, Va.; Rev. E. D.
Stone, Parksley, Va.; Rev. A. N. Ward, Bal
timore, Md.; Rev. J. M. Gill, Chesterlown,
Md.; Miss Ella Millard, Bnckeystown, Md.;
Prof. Amon Bargee, Frederick, Md.; J. Mays
Little, Parkton, Md.; Rev. Kenneth G.
Murray, Butler, Md.; Miss Bessie Gnukel,
• Warwick, Md.; Miss Mammie DnHamell,
Earlville, Md.; Mr. and Mrs. .1. R. Caton,
Alexandria, \a.; Mr. John H. Reckord, Bel
air, Md.; Mr. E. H. Roe, Baltimore, Md.;
Mrs. Josephine Massey, Baltimore, Md.;
Mrs. Ulie X. Hurley, Washington, D. C.;
Miss Estelle Gilligan, Baltimore, Md.; Dr.
Charles M. Diller, Double Pipe Creek, Md.;
John Dodd, Esq., Centreville, Md.; Judge
James Revel), Annapolis, Md.; Clarence F.
Norment, Washington, I). C,; James S.
Topham, Washington, D. C.; I'heodore New
berry, Manasquan, X. J.; Rev. B. Allred
Dumm, Washington, D. C.; Rev. George H.
Revelle, Manasquan, X. J.
Mrs. B. W. Kindley, Master George and
Charlotte Kindley, accompanied by Miss
Nellie Kindley, a guest of Frederick county,
on Friday went to Monrovia, Frederick coun
ty, to visit Rev. F. Kindley’s family.
Mr. J. Weant and wife, of Double Pipe i
Creek, were guests on Sunday of Dr. and
Mrs. Luther Kemp.
Mr. Cox, of Jamaica, was a guest of Mr.
Thomas Merring on Sunday.
The Children s day service of the Lutheran
I Church, held on Sunday morning last, was
j quite a success. The offering for the Loys
| ville Orphanage, Pa., was nearly §22.
Mrs. Rebecca Darby, of Williamsport, Md.,
| and Mrs. Florence Fox, of Washington, D.
i C., are guests of Dr. J. J. Weaver's family. |
On Tuesday Dr. and Mrs. J. J. Weaver
j attended the funeral of Mr. Lewis Haines,
' eldest son of Mr. Joseph L. Haines, of Lin
-1 | wood, late of Hagerstown,Md. He died rather
j suddenly on Saturday night.
Miss Lula Saxton, of Woodsboro, and Miss
Wiuebrenner, of Walkersville, Md., were
. guests of Mr. E. G. Gilbert’s family on Wed
Miss Anna McMann, of Baltimore, is the
guest of Miss Ida Merring.
The C. E. Society of the M. P. Church
held their usual prayer meeting service, under
the auspices of the social committee, on
: Thursday evening. After which the members
of the society and members of the congrega
tion assembled at the parsonage and spent a
few hours in a very enjoyable manner. At
. the close of the evening’s pleasures, refresh
i meats, provided by the members of the So-
J ciety, were served.
Miss Martha Specs, of York, Pa., was the
; guest of Miss Anna Wolf this week.
Services in the M. P. Church on Sunday
morning will consistof Sunday school at 9.15,
* sermon by the pastor at 10.30 a. in. and 8
, P- „ . ,
Children’s Day at Patapsco.
1 One of the most successful Children’s Day
I service ever held at Patapsco M. E. Church,
took place on last Sunday afternoon. The
’ church was beautifully trimmed and an ap
preciative audience filled the church to over
? flowing was present. The program used was
“Historic Pictures.” It was a program that
required much effort tor its preparation. But
those that did the managing and training of
; the children and grown people proved them
• selves equal to the task, and there was not a
i failure at a single point. The different parts,
1 some of them lengthy, were thoroughly com
mitted. The exercises proved highly enter
. taining and instructive to the audience. The
| large pictures exhibited representing historic
scenes in Methodism added much to the en
tertainment. The parts performed by the
r little children constituted a happy and most
f pleasing feature of the program. At the con
. elusion of the service the pastor, Rev. C. E.
i Du drear, made an address and a good collec
tion was received for the cause of education.
I Mr. Charles Spencer, the superintendent,
> had charge of the exercises. Mr. John
Houck led the singing and Miss Stella Croft
presided at the organ.
; Do You Buy Medicines as Cheap as Your
Neighbor—Shaw Drug Company, corner
, Main and John streets, Westminster, Md.
Keep Cool—New York Bargain House,
, opposite Catholic Church, T. W. Mather &
, Sons, Westminster, Md.
f Close to Cost Prices —Wm. F. Derr s
Model Emporium, Westminster, Md.
Greatest of Them All—Miller Bros. Popu
! lar Stores, Westminster, Md.
Dwelling House at Private Sale —Miss Ida
C. Yingling, Westminster, Md.
1 Great Bicycle Races at Pleasure Park,
t Westminster, Md.
! Fine Ohio Horses at H. A. Spalding, Lit
Notice—A. H. Huber, Secretary and
Legal Notices. Festivals. Ac.
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CARROLL SOLDIER BOYS.
Two Letters from Harry Huber and One
from W. R. Reese.
The following letters from Carroll county’s
sailor boy, on board the New York, were
received since the publication of his previous
U- S. Flag-Ship New York, Key West. Fla., i
May 29, IS.'S. >
Dear Brother.—l received your letter uiid
would have answered it but was taken sick and
have been so ever since. We are just in from Porto
Rico. On our way here we captured a Spanish
bark bound from Montevideo to Havana. We put
a prize crew aboard her and sent her here, where
she arrived two days after we did.
The Oregon is here coaling ship. The protected
cruiser New Orleans is also here. S.ie is a fine
looking ship. We are busy coaling—a schooner on
one side of us and a barge on the other.
Send me writing paper and envelopes, because
I can’t get ashore to get any.
This letter is not a long one, as you see, but in
forms you what the matter is. With love. I remain
you brother, HARRY.
The second letter was. received on Monday
last, the 13th, and was written to his sister
U. S. Flag-Shir New York, 1
Ofk the CoAst of Cuba, June 5, 1898. /
Dear sister. — l received your letter while I was
at Key West, but was taken sick the same day that
1 received it. I was sick lor a week. While sick
I wrote a letter to Winter. We left Key West soon
er than I supposed we would, else I would have
answered your letter, and this has been mv first
We are now back again in front of the harbor
and forts of Santiago de Cuba. I suppose you have
heard of the way we have shut up the Spanish
It had been intended to sink the collier Merrimac
on Wednesday night, Ist of June, at three o’clock
in the morning, but arrangements were not com
pleted in time, so it was put oil'until the following
night. Itwasdetermined.it' possible, to sink the
collier across the entrance to the harbor so that
not a single ship could cross the channel. The
river leading up to Santiago is about four miles
long and is so narrow that in some places but a
single vessel can pass. It was at one ot these
places that the Merrimac was sunk.
About three o’clock in the morning the New
York’s steam launch left onr ship in the wake ot
the Merrimac, and followed it until nearly under
the guns of the Spanish forts and took ott'aU but
seven from the collier. These seven were to carry
the ship to the narrow channel, drop the anchors,
sink tne vessel and then get back to our launch by
boat or raft as best they could. The Merrimac was
sunk all right but the’ men never came back, at
least not yet. Our steam launch waited until day
light and then returned, reporting to the admiral
the successful blocking of the channel but that all
the men were probably lost. The boys on the
launch told us that they could see the Merrimac's
tops plainly from the entrance. Admiral Samp
son stationed ships all along the beach and kept a
strict lookout but the men were nowhere to be
The Merrimac was sunk by exploding eight
eight-inch powder tanks under the ship, each
fastened to the other and to the ship with heavy
lines. These tanks were tiled with the same kind
of powder that we use use in our eight-inch guns
and a wire was run down into the tanks from the
top. An electric primer was put on each end and
in the centre, these were connected with a single
wire that ran to the top of the bridge. One of the
men stood by on a life-raft, upon which they were
tojumporswim to the moment the button was
touched from the bridge, and then endeavor to
reach the New York’s launch.
About three o’clock in the afternoon following
the explosion a Spanish tug was sighted coming
out of the harbor flying a flag of truce. One of
our boats met her and found that it was a Spanish
officer who desired to see our admiral. He came
aboard our ship and met Admiral Sampson in the
cabin. I understand that the object of his visit
was to inform the admiral that the men were pris
oners, and were in need of clothing. He said that
thev were taken from the raft by one of their boats.
He spoke highly of the bravery of our boys. He
remained about half an hour and then left with a
lot of clothing.
On Friday night, 3rd, about midnight, the New
i Orleans opened tire on an object that looked like a
torpedo boat. We sounded "general quarters" and
steamed toward the beach. Within half a mile of
shore we saw something that had the appearance
of a torpedo boat that was close in shore. We
opened fire on it, and kept it up about five min
utes, when suddenly the torpedo boat or whatever
it was disappeared. Yesterday afternoon while
our torpedo boat—the Porter—was cruising along
shore, it found an enexploded torpedo of Spanish
manufacture. The crew took it aboard and found
that it had been tired, but had failed to explode.
It was probably fired at the New Orleans the night
before, but missed its mark.
This morning we received fifteen apprentice
boys from a transport that came from Key West.
lam pretty well again, but let me tell you the
heat down here is fearful. With love to all I re
main. your brother, HARRY.
A LETTER FROM CHICK AM AUG A,
Mrs. Kale Shriver Reese, a daughter of
Mrs. Caroline Shriver, of Avondale, near
this city, recently received the following let
ter from her son, William R., who is a mem
ber of Troop A., Ohio National Guards, and
is 19 years old.
Chickahauga, Lytle, ga., June 12. 1898.
Dear Mamma:—l will not go swimming, but that
is the only way we have to wash here. You know
when we workaround horses much we have to
take a bath every other day.
We have our carbines lor cavalry rifles) and re
volvers, and were issued our shelter, or “pup”
tents sometime ago, we use the pup tents when we
are to take a forced march or in action on the field.
We were all vaccinated the other day and in fact
everything points to a forced march to Florida or to
Just think, wouldn’t it be line to take the same
march that Sheridan did in “Marching through
Our horses are all here and they are just dandies;
we are working very hard breaking them in as
they are all young horses and never had a saddle
on them, you can well guess that there are many
cripples around camp since we got our horses.
Some of the boys have been kicked in the knees
and some have been hurt more or less, but as for
me, not counting my being very sore from riding
bare back, being thrown from a bucking horse,
and stepped on a couple of times, I am feeling
Yesterday I was in the saddle eight hours, and I
tell you it'is no fun, but I would not trade places
with the President.
Two boys from Troop G were caught asleep at
their post the night I was on guard; they will be
court marshaled I suppose.
I tell you what I wish you would do, if you have
time, make me a little needle book and put nee
dles in it. and some thread, it would help me like
everything. If you make it send lias soon as pos
sible. as I can’t tell but what we will move at any
Company B from Adi mn is here and all the boys
I had my picture taken and will send one as
soon as they are finished they are not good and
I had to pay a big price for them, but they are bet
ter than nothing. Well I will have to stop. Your
; devoted son, Wm. R. Reese.
Monday, -June 13th.—Edward E. Rein
dollar, executor ot Samuel Swope, returned
additional inventory of personal property.
Letters of administration on the estate of
j Lewis C. Jenkins granted unto Ella M. Jen
Last will and testament of Barbara A. Nus
baum admitted to probate and letters testa
mentary granted unto William F. Sharretts.
Letters of administration on the estate of
Edward Z. Mathias granted unto E. Charles
John Galt and Henry Galt, executors of
Sterling Galt, reported sales of wheat, Ac.,
and settled tenth account.
Tuesday, June 14.—Daniel A. Cox, execu
tor of Melchor Cox. settled ninth account.
Sarah A. Franklin, acting executrix of
Nathan G. Franklin, returned inventory of
personal property and received orders to
John W. Rowell, administrator of Mary E.
Powell, settled first and final account.
Clear Ridge Items.
Mr. and M rs. Charles E. Reindollar and
son spent Sunday visiting friends in Littles
town. Mr. Edward Hull and his sister, Miss
Ida, and Miss Mattie Pfoutz spent the same
day at Union Bridge, at Mr. Harry Hull's.
Miss Daisy Pfoutz visited Miss Olevia
Bankard. Mrs. Charles Engle, of Avondale,
and Mrs. Bosley, of Baltimore, spent last
Monday with Mrs. John Bowers. Miss Ra
chel Pfoutz attended a quilting party at Mrs.
David Young’s on Wednesday'. On Thursday
Miss Pfoutz visited Mrs. Jacob Stoner, at
Mr. James M. Shcllman has put a new roof
on his barn.
Mr. Harry Stone and wife have moved to
Farmers are busy making hay.
Weather Record for the Week.
June 11 —mercury 68 at 7 a. m. and 74 at 2
p. m.; thunder gusts from an early hour until
9 a. m. followed by partially cloudy weather.
June 12 —mercury 74 at 7 a. m. and 92 at 2
p. m.; thunder gusts between 1 and 3a. ra.;
clear, followed hy hazy weather. June 13 —
mercury 75 at 7a. m. and 91 at 2p. m.; clear
until 1 p. m.; thunder gust from 2.30 until
3.30 p. m.; clear afterwards. June 14—mer
cury 73 at 7 a. m. and 87 at 2 p. m.; gen
erally clear. June 15 —mercury 73 at 7 a. m.
and 76 at 2p. m.; clear. June 16 —mercury
64 at 7 a. m. and 68 at 2 p. m.; cloudy.
June 17—mercury 62 at 7 a. m. and 74 at
1 p. m.; cloudy.
The large new barn of L. C. Jordan, near
here, is nearing completion. Mr. Obediah
Buckingham’s barn is also nearing comple
tion. Mr. James A. Slasman raised his new
barn on Thursday. Mr. Lewis Wilson has
the foundation walls up for his new barn, and
expects the carpenters will be ready to raise
the frame in a few days.
Providence M. P. Church will celebrate
Children’s day on Sunday, 19th, at 2 o’clock,
Mr. Warren L. Shipley has sold his store
and dwelling to Mr. Waller McCrea, of
of Reisterstown, for §2,200.
John McDonald A Co.. Sykesville, are sell
ing Lion Coffee at 8 cents a pound.
Lost. — A small round Amethyst Pin, sur
rounded by Pearls. Reward if left at this
Horses for sale and exchange, always on
hand. Also buggies and road wagons. Zile
A Toddes, Marston, Md. may 7 tf
Any one having a Surveyor’s Chain for sale
can find a purchaser by applying at The
in Baltimore County.
Lemuel Morris, a well-known farmer, re
siding near Parkton, in the upper part of
Baltimore county, was murdered Ihursday
morning by Harry Taylor, a young man in
The murder occurred on the farm of Alfred !
Sparks, not far from Herlord. Morris was
engaged in hauling railroad ties from the
Spark’s farm to Parkton, and was assisted by
Harry Taylor, who is about 22 years of age;
George Wills, aged 19, and John Talbott,
aged about 14 years. . ..
They were engaged in loading ties on the
wagon, when the boys accidentally let one ot
the logs slip, and they called to Taylor to
“look out.” The latter thought they were
making fun of him and made an angry reply.
Mr. Morris remarked that the boys meant no
harm, and some words passed, ending in
Morris threatening to strike Taylor with his
A few minutes later Morns stooped to pick
up the end of a tie, when Taylor seized an
axe lying close by and dealt him two power
ful blows on the back of the head. Morris
fell to the ground without a word, and the
two boys made a start to interfere, laylor
turned savagely on them and they ran. He
then threw the axe at them, but failed to
strike them. He then picked up the axe,
and, saying “Well, I'll finish this one any
way,” returned to where Morris almost life
less body was lying and dealt the prostrated
man three more terrific blows with the back
of the axe, crushing in the skull. Lavlor im
mediately left, but was captured at Rayville,
near the Pennsylvania Line.
Price of Transports.
Sax - Fraxcisco, June 12. — The government
has fixed the following war valuations on
Pacific mail steamers already taken:
City of Pekin $650,000.
City of Sydney §475,000.
China I $900,000.
If any of these vessels should be destroyed
by the enemy the government would have to
pay the valuation, but if any of them are lost
by the action of the elements the company
must stand the loss.
The government, it is understood, pays
SBOO a day for the use of the Zelandia and
Australia. For the fug Fearless $150,000
was paid, for the tug Active $75,000 and for
tug Vigilant $60,000. The colliers Peter Jeb
sen and Whitgift, now the Brutus and Nero,
cost the nation $215,000 each. The charter
price of I he Morgan City is S6OO a day.
The Senator and City of Puebla, having
been seized, must be returned intact or their
value, which is considerable, must be paid to
the Pacific Coast Steamship Company.
St. Paul’s Reformed Church.—Sunday School at
9.15 a. m. Divine service at 10.30 a. m. and 6.15 p.
m. Calvin S. Slagle, Pastor.
Uniontowu Church of Got!—Sunday School at 9
a. in. The services morning and evening will he ill
the interest of Findlay College. Preaching at 10.15.
A Literary Entertainment ill the evening rendered
by the Sunday School Children.
Preaching at Frizellburg at 2.30.
S. It. Craft, Pastor.
A special Epwurth League service will be held at
Pleasant Grove on next Sunday afternoon at 3
o’clock. The recognition of the newly elected of
ficers will take place. C. E. Dudrear, Pastor.
Grace Lutheran Church. —Sunday School at 9a.
m. Preaching at 10.30 a. m. and Bp. in. Morning
subject. "The Saviour’s Warning Against World li
ness. Evening, “Two Views of Man.” Y. P. S. C.
E. at 7.15 p. in.
I’. 11. Miller, Pastor.
Ascension Church. —Sunday, June 19. —Holy Eu
charist ai 7.30 a. m. Matins at 10 a. m. Second Holy
Eucharist at 10.30 a. in. Evensong at 4.15 and Bp. m.
Weekdays—Matins and Holy Eucharist at 7 a. m.
Evensong (except Fridays) at 5 p. in. Evensong
Friday, at 7.30 p. m. E. B. Taylor, Rector.
St. John's Church. Rev. Father Cassidy, Pastor. —
Sunday—Low Mass at 7.15. High Mass at 10 a. in.
Vespers at 7.30 p. m. During the week—Mass at 7
Methodist Protestant Church, Kev. W. K. Graham,
D. D.. Pastor.—Sabbath Services— Preaching by
the pastor at 10.30 a. m. 8.00 p. in. Sabbath
School at 9.15 a. m. Junior C. E. at 3 p. rn.
Christian Endeavor at 7.00 p. m. Mid-week service
in the lecture room Wednesday evening, at 8.00
Centenary M. E. Church.—Sunday School at 9.15
a. in. Preaching at 10.30 a. m. Preaching at 8
p. m. Junior League at 2.30 p in. Senior League
at 7.15 p. m. Praver meeting Wednesday, at 8 p.
i„. ‘ Joel Brown. Pastor.
Carroll Charge, Reformed Church.—Benjamin’s
Church —Sunday School at 1.30 p. m. Divine ser
vice 2.30 p. m. Meeting of Trustees at close o!
service. St. Mathews Church.—Sunday School ut 9
a. m. Divine service at 10 a. m.
H. J. Macalister, Pastor.
Salem Charge Lutheran Church. Benjamin's
Church—Sunday School at 9a. m. Children's Day
service at 10 a. m. Y. P. S. C. E. at 8 p. m. Cate
chise on Saturday at 1.30 p. m. St. John’s Church —
Sunday School at Ip. m. Preaching at 2 p. m.
Y. P. SI. S. at 8 p. m.
S. A. Diehl, Pastor.
On June 9, 1898. at the parsonage of the Reformed
Church, Manchester, Md., by Rev. S. M. Boeder,
Jacob E. Miller, of Miller’s Station, Md., and Miss
Jennie E. Cornbower, ot Carroll county, Md.
Near West Falls. Md.. June 11. 1898, by Elder Wm.
H. Franklin, Oliver E. Sappiugtou and Miss Fannie
Do tson, both of Carroll county, Md.
June 9, 1898. at the Lutheran parsonage at Small
wood, Md., by Rev. S. S. Henry, Charles Mengel, of
Smallwood, Md., and Miss Emma Ward, of East
June;>, 1898, at Silver Run, Md., by Rev. A. F.
Dreisbach. Ph D., J. Wilmer Frock, of Union Mills,
Md., and Miss Annie I’. Leese, of Bachman’s Val
On June 15, 1898, at the home of the bride, near
Henryton, bv Rev. W. A. McDonald, Miss Mollie,
youngest child of the late Austin Arrington, of Car
roll county. Md., and William U. Umbaugh. of
Howard county. Md.
A sad duty, indeed, for the council and congrega
tion of St. Mary’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Silver Run,
Md., to chronicle the death of one of its most highly
esteemed and useful members. After a few weeks
of great suffering, our brother, E. Z. Mathias, de
parted this life on Sunday, June sth, 1898. In the
death of Mr. Mathias Myers’ district lost one of its
best and most influential men, the widow a kind
husband, the children an affectionate father and
the church a zealous and consecrated member. In
support of his church he was very liberal. In
council his opinions were sought and respected,
and a duty that pertained towards the building up
of the congregation he never shrunk, and
Whereas, It has pleased almighty God to take
from our midst our dear brother, we bow with
humility and submission to His will, knowing that
He doeth all things well, and believing that our
loss is our brother’s gain.
Resolved, That in the deatli of our dear brother,
E. Z. Mathias, the church lost a kind, useful and
zealous member, a loss that is deeply mourned,
and his counsel and work greatly missed.
Resolved, That we extend our deepest sympathy
to the widow' and family in their great bereave
Resolved. That the preliminaries and resolutions
of this meeting be put on record in the church book
of St. Mary’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Silver Run,
Md; that slime be published in some paper pub
lished in Carroll county, and that a copy be sent to
the bereaved family.
By the Council of St. Mary’s Church.
Wholesale Prices by E. O. Grimes.
Friday, June 10. 18.18.
Flour - $email@example.com
Wheat, dry 84.@ .84
Rakings 80(a) .80
Barley *lo® -b0
Oats... 22® .25
Corn 28® .33
Corn in the ear per barrel 1.75® 1.90
Rye 40.®; .40
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Lard _ -4® *5
Potatoes 50® .60
Sides 5® .06
Shoulders 5J@ -06
Ham B.® .8J
Eggs -0® .9
Rye Straw 5-00
FLOUR, FEED, HAY AND STRAW
By N. I. Gorsueh A Son.
Flour —Crown, (extra) § 5.50 per bbl
“ Cook’s Delight 5.75 per bb[
“ Sea Foam, (patent) 6.25 per bbl
“ Gorsueh’s Best 5.75 per bbl
Middlings.... 20.00 per ton
Timotlw Hay **> ‘o 6 per ton
Mixed Hay §3 to 4 per ton
Cl ovev 4.00 to 5.00
Rye Straw §2.00 to 2.50 per ton
Wheat Straw §3 to 4 per ton
Flour §3. 00®6.25
Corn Meal —• I.oo® 1.15
Wheat 00® 93
Corn 35.® 36
Ear Corn 1.85® 1.90
Oats 28®. 32
Rye 49® .52
Seeds —Clover Seed 4@5 per lb
Timothy Seed ~,§1.2&@§1.30 per bushel
Crimson Cloverseed 61® 6. per lb
Potatoes 50® .60 per bushel
Onions 00 ets. and 0.00 per bushel
Hay §B.oo® 12.00 per ton
Straw, Wheat 6.50® 7.00 per ton
“ Rye 7.00® 13.50 per ton
Hides—steer Bs@ 91. els per lb
„ cow 7J@ .8 cts per lb
Leather—city slaught’d... .22® .33 cts per lb
“ country 22® .24 ets per lb
Butter —roll 17® .25 cts per lb
“ near by roll 18® 20 cts per lb
Eggs ll@l2ets. perdoz
Poultry—Turkey 9®. 10 cts pier lb
“ Chickens 9®lß cts per lb
Pork .3® .4
Beef Cattle —best quality §4.00 @4.75
“ “ medium 3.00 @3.50
“ “ ordinary 2.00® 2.20
Sheep—fair to good 02}® .05
Wool—unwashed 13®. 16 cto per lb
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PLEASURE PARK, WESTMIN
THURSDAY, JUNE 30.
Races under the auspices of
CLING RAMBLERS OF QARROLL QOUNTY.
Sanctioned by the League of American Wheelmen.
The City to be thrown open to the Wheelmen, who will arrive from every section
of the State.
150 contestants in
lO HOT RACKS,
WITH SINGLES, TANDEMS, TRIPLETS, QUADS, and SEXTETS
by the fastest amateurs in the East.
Miles reeled oft' in less than two minutes.
Prizes aggregating over §3OO to be swarded the victors. A twenty-five
mile race between Baltimore and Washington crack riders to be one of the features.
Coasting contests. Fire Works at night. 2000 Wheelmen to be present. Come
and join us and make the meet a red-letter day among Cyclists in Carroll county.
PARADE of 2000 Wheelmen in the Morning.
EXCURSION TRAINS FROM BALTIMORE. SI.OO for the round trip.
Returning at lO P. M.
Admission 25c. Children 15c.
GREATEST OF THEM ALL.
MEN’S HIGH GRADE $lO TO sls SUITS, YOUR CHOICE
Men’s attractive Suits of select all wool foreign and domestic fabrics, perfect tail
orin'; trimmed and made like custom work, single or double breasted sack, with the
best double warp serge lining, positive 810 to SIS values, in fact any suit in the
house, ( Black worsted excepted) choice 57.50.
DRY GOODS DEPARTMENT
A few hundred yards of yard wide bleached Muslin, Sc a yard.
10 pieces of 30c very pretty figured China Silks at 25e a yard.
35 Ladies 50c Summer Corsets, broken sizes, today 29c.
10 dozen Children and Misses 25 to 50c drop stitched Hose, today 15c a pair,
2 pair for 25c.
5 pieces of some only Dress Patterns of grenadines.
§2.25 quality 44 inches wide, now SI. 50 a yard.
51.50 quality 44 inches wide, now SI.OO a yard.
51.25 quality 44 inches wide, now 75c a yard.
1 piece SI-25 44 inches wide black Ktamine, must go at 50c a yard.
One piece 51.75 44 inches wide, must go at 50c yard.
For SATURDAY only, and after 3 p. m., 100 dozen Ladies Ribbed Vests,
10 and 15c qualities, some slightly soiled and imperfect, at 3c each or 2 for sc, or not
over 2 to one customer.
Stores close at 6 p. m. except Saturday.
Closed Monday, July 4th.
LEADERS, ORIGINATORS AND
PROMOTERS OF LOW PRICES,
junelS WESTMINSTER, MD. f Western Md. Telephone No. 56.1
Berkshire and Poland China Pigs,
we extra pig,
with every order for five atone time. Farm
erg can c lub together. All pigs eligible to
registry. First orders get pick of 60 pigs,
junell HOBBS BROS., Oooksville, Md.