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''** PUWJSHED BY YATES & KING, EVERY THURSDAY MORNING AT ONE DOLLAR PER ANNUM IN ADVANCE. ,f|in 111 Ml ' - m ■ '— -- - * ■“*■" . . , ■'■=.!■■■ Si". Ji...ggßH VOL. Xlk ' LEONARDTOWN, MD., THURSDAY MORNING iJANUARY 22. 1885. NO. 232 V— -■- ’ - *■- - - - ■ ■ - ■■■■ ■ —.— ■* .. ■■ —M JOHN M. LLOTD, Agt. I • -itu A. :>* * V y ng > r la, l! I. ROBERT OBKR, 4NO. A. HAMBLETON, J. K. OBER, Viow-PmaiDixr. Ssc'v aid Thai 2i t- 1 lll*' .• , ■ faMT ’*■> WW*''*'. ‘*v *?• ■ - , iir JWr 'vS O W r t \ Cl %’ |i \ * ‘ C J-- (f 1 * • W 0 * ‘ G. OBER & SONS CO. MANIIPACTURIRt AMO RHOMHITOM OF THE HIGH STANDARD Ammoniated Super-Phosphate of Lime, Dissolved South Carolina Bone Phosphate, “Special Tobacco Compound, Locust Point Compound, Pure Dissolved Bone, Land Plaster, and all Fertilizing Materials. Office. 25, South CAY STREET, Factory, Locust Point. BATIMORE. March 6, 1884—tf. is the beat fencing material manufactured in this or any other country. Being made of galvanized steel, it cannot corrode, and is practically indestructible. Tire wind cannot blow it down. It is plainly visible, and thus not daneerous to cattle It weighs as little per rod and costs no more than any other good fencing on the marke EASILY CONSTRUCTED ANY GOOD FARM HAND CAN PUT IT UP. It is manufactured by The Buck horn Fixes Cohpaiy, Trenton, New Jersey, and for sale by J. FRANK FORD, Leonardtown, Md, v Samples and full deSffiftire circulars sent to all applicants. WM. BPRIUQ. w 8 TAYLOR W. S. TAYLOR & CO. jjljjlit Street Wharf, Baltimore. LUMBER, SHINGLES, St, 1 BUILDING LUMBER, 1 wEfC of all;kindh, , Flooring', Fencing, Pales, &c. March 13,1884— y. S. E. VIETT, LEONARDTOWN. MD. MANUFACTURER OF Tin and Sheet Iron Ware, Tin Roofing, Guttering and Spouting. AH kinds of Stove* and Heater* Repaired. STOVE PlPEand ELBOWS always on band. Also FRUIT CANTS. rr foot put np.g and’Spouting at 12 cents GALLON LARD CANS, with lop, at 73 cent* a Piece. 0%. Guttering and Spouting at 12 cent per foot put up. March 1. 1883 g JTLTcOHHEUErr H BOOT & SHOEMAKER ■K LEONARDTOWN. Repairing done with neatness and dispatch. Sept 6, 1883. > NOTICE. MR. B. HARRIS CAHALIER is anthorii ed to sell the balance of my Bricks in at Leonardtown All parties wishing to purchase can do so by calling on h m. A. A LA WHENCE. Dee 1, 1882. <JOH ' ATTRACTIVE OPENING . or New Summer Goods BT T. M.CAMALIER&CO IN TUB SPACIOUS AND WILL LlOilTlo Big Brown Store. We be# leave to inform oar friends end cua tomcrs that we are daily opening an iminenae an very deeiratileglock of gooda of every dea cription, which we are wiling at bottom prices, viz : DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, READY-MADE CLOTHING, SHOES and HATS, LIQUORS and CI3ARS, TEAS, COFFEES, SUGARS, etc., and many novel tiee which will pi cue the eye of the moet faelidioua. Our 6ood§ were • arefully (elected from the largest bouwt of Baltimore, and are (uch ai will give general satisfaction. We call attention to the real mer its of our gooda. What we (ay and advertise about them is the plain, unvnrniabcd truth, and we sell them upon their merita, and we simply ask a call from on' frienda and cus tomers to convince them of the truth of our asaertiona. T. M. CAMALIER At CO, June 7. 1883. t <UKTTIUM. Riverside, M. The drv climate emea Rom, XbroatXanas. toll fdea. as p,, roolo, oont, tree. M'ARRIAGPfW! All that tbadonbtfal carimisor thoughtra) wwat U know, Cloth nad fcllt Wodin t6O ct*. pp*r 25c,Mur rlmco On Id®, 14#p Ifio, a*ot m* l*d. m *tmf OR. WHITTIER That trrmt pcUllat, Norrt/n* iMblllt jr,!mpad IzuMto UNDERTAKING! /COFFINS AND CASKETS of latest style. P furnished at notice and at prices to suit the timet. TWO HEARSES always at band. HORSESHOWUO, Slfto flub. (If booked, $1.25). In conjnncllon with my BLACKSMITH and WHEELWRIGHT department, I am prepared to build CARTS, WAGONS, BUGGIES, Ac., at low prices I REPAIRING, PAINTING and TRIMMING a specialty. J. A. DII.LOW* LEONARDTOWN, MD. March 20, 1884—tf. O, W. CARBOU,. 1. W. BRADLKY. CARROLL A BRADLEY. GENERAL Commission Merchants FOR THE SALE OF Grain and all kinds of Country Produce, No. 16 Camden Street, BALTIMORE. BBYIHSKCKB DY PERMISSION. Judge C F Goldsborough, Cambridge, Md; Hon D M Henry, Cambridge, Md. T J Dali A Co., Baltimore, Md. Hurst, Purnell A Co., Baltimore, Md. B R Butler, Trappe, Md. Dr H W Houston, E N Market, Md. Nat. Farmers A Hamers Bank, Baltimore, Md. Oct 18, 1883—y CEMETERY WORK A SPECIALTY GADUESS BROS., 31 IVortli Charles Sired AND 110 South €harle Sired, Baltimore. Monuments, Tombs, Tablets, Headstones AND ENCLOSURESFORCEMETERY LOTH OF NEW AND BEAUTIFUL DESIGN. March 13, 1884—y. „ UNDERTAKING! I MOST respectfully inform the public that I hare just completed a new.hearse and can furnish OOIfFJIVSand CASKETS of the latest styles. Gloss white COFFINS and CASKETS for children a specialty. Also WIIEELWRIGHTING and BLACKnH(TH ING in all its branches. Very .thankful for all past favors, I solicit a continuance of the same. EDWARD FAI.AIV, Chaplico.St. Mary’s county, Oet2, 1884—tf. Ileal Estate. PARTIES wishing to sell farms, by fur nishing the undersigned a description, etc., will hare the same advertised free of charge. We have made arrangements with several Real Estate Agents for the sale of lands in lower Maryland. MOORE A MORGAN, Leonardtown, VICTOR PAIN BALM. (Formula of Dr. P. D. Fahrnoy.) 'The magic remedy for Cholera Morbus, Cramp Colic, Cramps, caused from Indigestion, Dys entery or DlarrhuM. Toothache. Neuralgia. Sore Throat, Frosted Feet, and a Dead Shot to the Sting of Insects. Price 25 and 60 ots. per bottle. Victor Remedies Co., M’f rs & Prop’*, FREDERICK. MD. for Register of wills! Messrs. Editors—Believing that Mr. JA MEB T. M. RALEY would be a strong candidate for the position, you are requested to an nounce him for Register, eubject to the de cision oftbedemocraticconvention. Ifnom inated, he will receive a large vote all over the county and particularly from Jan 8, 1885 St. Inigoet’. D' AN’L C, HAMMETT, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Leonardtown, Md, Having removed his Law Office to the room adjoining his dwelling house, lately oc cupied as the Post Office, will be pleased to see all his old friends and clients and as many new ones as may see fit to call. All business intrusted to him will receive prompt attention. Special attention paid to the Collection of Claims and the Sale and Conveyance of Real Estate. Janß’Bslm iSTIH ® Curra I)Tapa\>*tß IndVgMtloii* WenknMMt 1 in pure *utltrlaCliUliid Perm * It l?an unfitnK remedy for Diassies of the KHneyii and L.iv®r. It la Invalunbjo for Disease* peculiar to Women, and all ;.who load sedentary live*. It doer not Injure the teeth, cause headache,pr produce oonsllpatlpn— oihrr Iron medicine* do. It enrlehe* and piiHfle* the blood, atlraulatea the appetite, aid* the assimilation of food, re lieves Heartburn at.d Belching, and strength en* the muaclss and nerves. Kor Intermittent pMTert. Lswttudt. Lack of Energy, Ac., it haa ru\ equal. f-jf- The genuine haa above trade mark and orosaed red line* on Take no other. ■•*• Mill far UHOWN CO., BALT I MOB*, MO. KSTAULXHIIKD 1888. JOSIAD4I. i^SMOOT. 91 N. Union Street, ALEXANDRIA. VA DEALER I Lumber, SblntYip. Lai ha, Doors. Bash, Blinds. \ Frames, Cement, Calcined k*biater Lime, Hair, Nall*, Icc!^ .JM-Seasoned Lumber and Mooring kept un der cover. Wept 11, 1884—. T. HAIIIIV SPILDir DRUGGIST, LEONARDTOWN, MD. i —— I Pure Drugi,Pharmaceutical preparatlontano Genuine Perfumes, Extracts, Cologne*, SOAPS,TOOTH and NATL BRUSHES, HAIR BRUSHES, FLESH BRUSHES, POMADES, COSMBTIQUC and HA R OILS of the most celebrated French, English and Domestic Makers. Physician* orders promptly filled and prescriptions carefully compounded. All ore invited to call and examine my stock. ptl- For the accommodation of mv cus tomers, stamps, postal cards, etc., will beat ways kept on baud, March 1, 1883 H. O. DUOLBV. i. W. UARI'KNTRR. W, 1. XOKI.KM DUDLEY & CARPENTER, GENERAL Commission Merchants, No. 57 Light Street, BALTIMORE. Sell To b aero. Or aim H Coun try Produce* Particular attention given t th careful sampling of Tobacco. lan. 5, 1882 —V, VS H. DOORS no. W. MBBD. W. II.MOOKE&CO. GROCERS AND Commission Merchants, 103 §oulli € baric* Slree, BALTinOBS. Particular atlentiou given to inspection and sale of TOBACCO, the sale of Grain and all kinds of Country Produce. Feb 13, 1878 —y. FOR CLERK. The people of St. Vary’s earnestly desire their old Clerk—JOHN A. CAM ALIEB—to accept .he position once again at their hands. He haa been tried, fousd true, capable and faithful to their interests. Nor 13, 1884. LINER. To a lady who warned the writer against Fickleness. Years pass by and friends are changed, The seasons come, the seasons go, Spring on Winter follows close, Violets bloom beneath tbe snow. The scorching, burning Summer sun Usurps the place where Spring has been, Varied forms of life pass by—- I feed upon the changing scene. Autumn, with its brtlHant hues, Gives place to Winter’* gloom and cold, 1 gaze upon dame Nature’s work, Pleased her changes to behold. Then why, if Nature all is change, And njn of Nature is a part, Should I alone remain estranged And from the natural laW depart ! •‘The leopard cannot change its spots” Nor I my nature —and I go Onward with the human tide Moving with the ebb and How. It is not that 1 love thee less, I could nut, would not love thee more ’Tis only that a “vague unrest” Fills my soul forevermore, M. The Legend ol the Bliok Hone. In the years that have gone by there was, ranging on the Western prairies, a large cavallanda of wild ponies that had a wonderful leader, who led them in their reckless races over the plains from Solomon River in Kansas to the French River in Ne braska. He was the monarch of the wild horses of the West. His equal was never known. He has been de scribed as large, handsomely-formed and black as a coal—not a white hair having ever been found on him. When seen at the head of bis band leading them over the wide, rolling prairies he looked every inch a king and spurned every effort of cow-boy or In dian at bis capture. A reward of fifty thousand dollars was offered for his capture alive, and the writer has heard old plainsmen tell of the weary day* and nights passed in efforts to "walk him down," and wbeq it seemed that he must give up, that flesh and blood could no long er sustain the travel and excitement forced upon him, his keen eye would discover a chance of escape from his foes when, like some dark spirit from the nether world, he would break through their linesand with feet so light jimv seemedalaost tospurn the ground, and mSyemßttts beyonfl des cription, would sweep'outxif sight, his flowing mane aad tail seem ing to wave defiance to pursuit. The fleetest horses on the plains were pig mies in speed compared to him; ami, strange to say, be was, even when chased the hardest, never known to break from the trot —never teen to run / He was one of the mysteries of the Great West, concerning which there is the following Indian legend : Years ago, when the red man had full control of this region, and Kan sas and Nebraska were almost un known, a family of brave people had crossed the "Big Muddy to push their way West lar up into the Solo mon Valley. They bad with them a considerable amount of stock, and among the rest a black stallion. Among the savage tribes reaming this land was one whose chief was called Gray Wolf. He was the most cruel and treacherous chief ever known in the West. He one dar discovered this little train and with a few warriors rode up under the guise of friendship to find out their strength. Among the people in the train was a young lady said by the Indians to have been beautiful beyond description. No ticing the eager eyes of the chief fixed on a large black stallion tied to one of the wagons she stepped but to the horse and laying her hand gently on his neck said, "Prince," and he that had been before all life, motion and restlessness, became quiet and gentle as a dog. Then facing the interpre ter standing bv the chief, botu of whom ware awed by her manner, she said : "If you come in peace we greet you kindly, Prince and I, and will ever be friends to the Redmsn. But should you prove false we will come back from the spirit land and your tribe shall meet our vengeance." Gray Wolf and his braves left the camp promising eternal friendship, only to return in the early morning to massacre and plunder every per son, the young lady with the rest be ing killed, aid all their stock captar sd except the stallion. After this Gray Wolfs band began to meet reverses. His tribe dwindled away. Disease and pestilence thinned their ranks and finally the tribe was most annihilated and Gray Wolf was killed by the United States troops. The etory is told by a few who es caped destruction and assimilated with otoer tribes, and it is said a member of Gray Wolf’s tribe never looked at the black stallion without being over come with fear, and declaring he could see the massacred white girl riding on his back and guiding bis ev sry movemsut. For years this matchless horse roamed the prairies untouched by mortal hand, defying constant endea vors to capture him. He finally fell a victim to human cruelty—just as did bis owners aad fair mistress. A cowbov on the headwaters of the French River undertook to "crease" him, but his skot went too low, and hit bones, too, wart left to whittn on the Wastern prairies. Hit memory aid the legend (till exist among the savage red men, and the face of many a brave has blanched as, when on eome murderous expedi tion, they see a noiseless, black but swiftly fleeting stallion trot by wi,th the speed of the wind carrying on his back the form of a lovely white lady with her delicate hand mutely threat ening vengeance, A Parson's Strategy. —The fol lowing is old —it belonged to thalaat generation—but it may be new to mwijr at the present day. Old Par son Munson, of Worcester, used oc casionally to be absent from his flock on missionary tours into distant States. Upon a certain Summer Sabbath, hav ing just returned from one of these excursions, he found his congregation quite drowsy, and for the purpose of waking them up he broke on in the midst of his sermon, and began to tell them of what wonderful things he had seen in York State. Among other wonders he said he had there seen the largest mosquitoes it had ever been bis fortune to fall in with—so large, in fact, that many of them would weigh, a pound / The good people were by this time wide awake. "Yes,” continued the parson; “and, moreover, they have been known to climb up a tree, and bark /" The congregation were sleepy no more on that day. On the day fol lowing tVo of the deacons of the church waited upon Parson Munson, and informed him that the members of his parish were much scandalized by the big stories he bad told them from the pulpit. “What stories?” said the parson, with innocent surprise. "Why, sir, you said that you had seen mosquitoes in York State that would a pound." "I said, returned the parson, ex planatorily, “that many of them would weigh a pound; and I do really think that a great many of them would weigh a pound." "Well—but," continued the elder deacon, with a alight choking in his utterance, "you said they had been known to climb up a tree, and bark." "Certainly," said the parson, with an assuring nod. "As to their climb | ing up ou a tree, I have seen tjiem do I t* you, Deacon ?” "0, yes,—l have seen ’em do that." "Wel^ —how could they climb a tree without climbing on the bark ?" The good deacons went their way with something very like a mosquito humming in their ears. He Changed to Sugar, —General Strongly, who was once Governor of Arkansas, could stand defeat or suc cess about as well as any man known to the thrilling history of this coun try. Once, while his chances of vic tory were in the hands of his friends assembled in State Convention, the General and several supporters sat in the rotunda of the leading hotel. The result of each ballot was brought by a courier. "Well," said the General, after re ceiving returns from the forty-first ballot, “if Jackson climbs much more he'll down roe.” “I'd be prepared for the worst,” some one remarked. "Ob, lam prepared. Hello, here's the courier I" "General, I am pained to inform you that you are defeated.” "That’s so? Well, boys, come up and let's have something/' leading the way to the bar. "What will you take, Bill?” addressing the bartender. "Give me a whiskey sour." Just then a man dashed in and ex claimed : "General, six counties have changed their vote and you are nom inated." "That so? Say Bill, you may put a little sugar in mine.— Arkantat Traveler. Counterfeiting a Valuable Article. The publisher of the Madiem Coun ty Record writes from Huntsville, Ark,, as to the effect of Brown’s Iron Bit ters on his wife. Mr. Daugherty says, "My wife has been using the Bitters for some months; the effect in her case is remarkable." He also writes that owing to counterfeits and imita tions, it was difficult to get the genu ine article. That difficulty has now been remedied; imitators have been exposed and put to flight. There, as elsewhere, Brown's Iron Bitters can be had of alt the respectable druggists at a dollar a bottle. Molasses Candy to Poll.— One large coffee cupful of molasses, 12 ounces of sugar, either brown or white; one-third ef a cupful of vinegar ; half cupful of water ; one ounce butter. Put all in a kettle and boil 15 or 20 minutes. Try in cold water. It must boil till the drops set brittle and fair ly snap between the fingers. Then pour it on buttered plates. Full. Ayer’e Pills cure constipation, improve the appetite, promote diges tion, restore healthy action, and reg ulate every function. They are pleas ant to take, gentle in their operation, yet thorough, searching, and powerful in subduing diseases. SCBIPTURAL POKER. An ingenious and pious inventor baa recently patented at Waahington what he calls “certain improvements in playing cards.” This invention is "designed to combine religious instruc tion with innocent amusement," and also "enperoede useless card-playing.” The inventor assures the public that his new cards will aid "very materi*!,- ly in fastening the great truths of tins Bible, on Which the game is founded, firmly in the minds of the players." Certainly an invention which will ac complish all this isserves to be widely known. The improved playing cards am sixty-six In number, each one repre senting a book of the Bible, On each card is a brief history of tbe particu lar book after which it is called, and also two numbers, one representing the number of chapters contained in the book, and the other its place in the Bible. There is also a nsat and appropriate text engraved on evsry card, and care has bean taken that no sectarian doctrine is taught by any of these texts. At the inventor wishes to do away with "useless card-playing," by which he doubtless means games, in wbioh no monsy is at staks and no player can win anything, we may assume that the new soriptual cards can be used for poker. It could be wished that the inventor had taken the trouble to inform us precisely how a game is to be played with bis cards. We may suppose that any three gos pels, for example, will take say single pair of epistles; that a pair of gospels, and epistles and, say, three prophets will beat any pair, and that any four books of a kind will make an almost invincible hand. Of course, if the new cards are to supercede all others they will be used for wbistqdaying as well as for other games. It is understood that in order to fit the cards for whist fourteen of them are discarded and the remainder are classed in four euits, known re spectively as iho prophetical, histori cal, doctrinal and general suits. Of course we can understand that s play er must follow suit, and that a trump card will take any other card of a plain suit. For instance, if prophets are led and doctrines are trumps, any doctrines are trumps, and doctrine played by a play er who has no piqphete will take the otheil two players tikva’mflowed suit. What”** we do not know, however, is the rela tive value of the cards of each cuit. Ic Isaiah the highest card of tbe prophetical suit, or docs that honor belong to Jeremiah or Ezekiel? Will Genesis taka Exodus, or will Judges take them both ? This it a matter concerning which rules most be laid down if people are expected to play whist with the new cards; oth erwise, the public will cling to the old-fashioned worldly cards, and will not try to learn "the great truths of the Bible" by playing scriptural whist. In all probability the inventor of the scriptural cards expects that bis invention will become extremely pop ular in households where Sunday is strictly kept, since it will furnish the children with a new Sunday game. Hitherto such children have been con fined on Sunday to only two methods of relaxation—toe contemplation of the animals of Noah's ark and the unex citing game of "Sunday-school." If they are permitted to play scriptural poker, and thus combine "religious in struction with innocent amusement," they may lose a good many marble* and things, but they will regard the inventor aa one of the noblest bene factors of his species that the world has ever seen. The new cards may also be hailed with joy by theological students who still in secret pine for the whist of their worldly days. Still it is, on the whole, doubtful if the re ligious public generally will look on tbe scriptural cards with favor. It will be said that religion and card playing cannot be combined with ben efit to either. It must boa very poor whist player who would consent to pluy with the scriptural cards, and it must be a very curious variety of Christian who would use texts of Scrip ture as the implements of a game. The invention is a striking illustra tion of the utter inability ef certain sood people to distinguish between evotion and blasphemy. Indeed, it is not easy to write of tbe matter without seeming to be guilty in some degree of irreverence and indecency. -TV. Y. Tima. A Curious and Unexplained Fact. —Person* who have watched much with sick people at night, or who have been often awake at mid night from any cause, have noticed an unusual number of noise* at that time. Those who are not cowardly often ascribe these to tbe blinds, the cal or a starting nail. But just now, in Nevada, an old Euby Hill miner, who has Lad fifteen years' experience underground, says that he has observ ed one peculiar fact, that between twelve and two o'clock in the night, if there is a loose stone or bit of earth in tbe mine, it is sure to fall. Say* be, "About this time it seems that every thing begins to stir; and im mediately after twelve, although the mine has been still as a tomb before, you will bear particles of rock and earth come tumbling down, and if there is a caving piece of ground in the mine it is sure to give way."