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WASHINGTON. D C.
THOS. B. H. TURNER ) JOHN M. PAGE,
R. O. MVLLIKIN, [
Salesmen. ) • Cashier.
Maryland Commission Agency
of Baltimore City.
Succeeding the Southern Maryland Commission Agency for the sale of
Tobacco, Grain, W 001, Live Stock. Beaches
and Farm Produce Generally.
South-East Oorner of Pratt and Charles Streets,
BALTIMORE , MB.
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Oamer, F. H. DarnaU, P. J. Bone*, John B. Gray, Joe. 8. WiUon , Sec.
Farmers and Planter’s Agency,
27 East Pratt Street, Baltimore,
For the sale of Tooacco, Grain. Fruit and all
kinds of country produce.
Philip H. Tuck, President; Judge John P. Briscoe,
Vice-President; Samuel K. George, Treasurer; Sam
uel M. Hinks, Cashier.
Hon. John P. Briscoe, John Shepherd,
John W. Crawford , Samuel M. Hinks,
James Alfred Pearce, Samuel K. George,
Edwin H. Brown, Phil. 11. Tuck, Adrian Posey.
Clover and Timothy Seed and all Household and Farm
Advances made on consignments.
H. G. Dudley. J' W. Oarpenter.
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General Commission Merchants,
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Sell Tobacco Grain and Country Produce.
Particular attention given to the careful sampling of Tobacco.
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Jgaittt ilhirp’s IBearint
LEONARDTOWN, MD„ FMDAT, OCTOBER 4, 1895.
Wbn you shall dwell in the tranquil land.
Where sweet the Summer be.
Lean In the light and kies your hand.
And kiss your hand to me.
For 1 who dwell In the lonely land.
tty that sweet sign shall see.
That lore to you is kind and grand.
So kiss your band to me.
When you shall dwell In midnight land
Where tears and moaning be.
Fold on your heart the unkissed hand
And tign your soul to me.
And I. though lost in a lonely land.
Will send an answer true;
And groping blindly for your hand
And deep in the dark to you.
When we shall dwell together
And lonely lands unknown.
| (Wouldn't we be happy forever
la our co*y country home V
CONTRAST THE TWO.
How Xr. Lowndes Obtained the Repub
To the Editor Morning Herald :
The denunciation by certain
Democrats and mugwump newspa
pers of the manner in which John
E. Hurst was nominated for Gov
ernor naturally leads to the inquiry,
“How was Lowndes nominated,
and what had the people to with
it?” A comparison of the meth
ods used in the two nominations
will be interesting and, to the un
initiated, startling. It is claimed
that Hurst was nominated by Gor
man. If this be true, the facts in
the case will show that it was done
openly and without fraud. Mr.
Gorman made no secret of his pref
erence. He considered Mr. Hurst
the most available candidate, and
he asked the delegates to the State
convention to vote for him, and
they Jid so. These delegates were
the accredited representatives of the
people of the Democratic party,
and so far none of them have been
censored by the people for their ac
tion in the convention. Now, what
did the people of the Republican
party have to do with the nomina
tion of Mr. Lowndes ? Not a whit
more than did the inhabitants of
Kamskatka. As soon as the State
Central Committee opened its head
quarters, that body supposed to be
a party organization to work for its
party’s good, became a partisan
body from beginning to end, and
worked incessantly for the nomina
tion of Lowndes, to the exclusion
of advice or protests from citizens
of prominence who knew and still
know, that Mr. Lowndes was not
the choice of the people. This was
a new feature in politics, and the
first time that a State Central Com
mittee of any party, anywhere, used
its influence for any one man be
fore nominations were made. The
State Central Committee was prac
tically Lowndes’ headquarters, al
though Mr. Lowndes made a pre
tense of opening headquarters a few
days before the nominating conven
tion met. In state headquarters
Malster men or Baker men were
frowned upon and made to feel that
they had no business there. Then
it can be charged and proven that
Mr. Lowndes was nominated against
the will of the people, and that his
nomination was the result of such
daring fraud as Democrats would
not resort to at any time. Take
some of the counties first as exam
ples. In Howard county the con
vention was roughed by Lowndes
men. Delegates were brutally as
saulted and driven from the con
vention hall. Having a majority
of the delegates, Malster men held
a convention and elected delegates
to the state convention. Yet the
roughs, now under indictment,
were seated in the state convention
by Mr. Harry M. Clabaugh, then
chairman of the State Central Com
mittee, and now candidate for At
torney-General, by the votes he il
; legally seated in the convention.
In St. Mary’s county, where there
was an almost unanimous senti
ment favoring Malster, the conven
tion was carried by fraud for
Lowndes. In the Ninth district
there was no election held, yet a
ticket of 10 delegates was fixed up
on the Monday following the day
of the primaries. Only two of
these so-called delegates showed up
at the county convention, and the
complement was made up by ap
pointing men from other districts.
Several other delegations were
short, it is charged by the use of
money, and they were filled np in
the same way. Thia Wthe work
of State Senator Wil
kinson. In Malster
people elected three the four
delegatee to the stafaSbavention,
but only one stock bfHiis colors.
It is charged that tiff other two
sold ont. In Wicooraßthere waa
a contest. The delcgajp for Mals
ter and expenses paid*H Malster’s
people, wewfeated, bulvoted with
the Lown. \ men. Mow much
money ye paid|Uw not yet
been divolgeC bat it iaAported on
good authority that ihm.Lnwndes
leaders earned 115 juTO toCani
bridge and brought but littie of it
Now we come to Baltimore city.
Here Mr. Malster carried the three
legislative districts as fairly as any
man ever carried an election, but
was cheated by the minority be
cause they controlled the windows
and the party machinery. Malster
polled by the count nearly 10,000
votes, or 6,000 more than Lowndes,
and yet the Lowndes’ people claim
Malster has no strength. Besides
the 10,000, at least 5,000 more
would have voted for Malster if
their votes bad not been rejected.
The Second and Third wards were
counted for Lowndes just because
one man said “we carried them.”
The Sixth was done in the same
way as the fTrst two named. The
Tenth and Eighteenth were carried
for Lowndes by Democratic toughs
from the Seventeenth ward, and it
is claimed with justice that not a
single ward accredited to Lowndes
was fairly carried for him. The
state convention was a farce and a
steal from beginning to end. It
was called to order by Mr. Cla
baugh, a candidate for office him
self, something never heard of be
fore. Mr. Clabaugh seated every
contesting delegation in his favor
with those who bad been purchased
and gave them a"
liminary organization, and a vote
in the committee on credentials.
Democrats, in their most des
perate efforts to carry the State,
never resorted to such barefaced,
open fraud and chicanery, and yet
it is claimed that Mr. Lowndes is
the nominee of the Republican par
ty, and entitled to the support of
the party. The party, outside of
the State Central Committee and a
few former ward leaders, had no
hand in the matter, and the masses
will not bind themselves to stand
by any snchfrandnlentnomination.
This is the nomination that the
Sun and the mugwumps claim with
great emphasis to have been made
“by the peaple.” No greater po
litical farce was ever attempted to
bo palmed off upon an intelligent
public. Contrast the methods and
manner of the two nominations—
the Democratic and Republicans —
and see which has the highest claim
npon the respect and confidence of
any conscientious citizeu.
—The Sunday Herald of Septem
ber 22nd, states that Mr. Wilkinson
asserts that the statement above re
ferring to him is not true.
There is one medicine which every
family should be provided with.
We refer to Chamberlain’s Pain
Balm. When it is kept at hand the
severe pain of a barn or scald may
be promptly relieved and the sore
healed in much less timethan when
medicine has to be seat for. A
sprain may be promptly treated be
fore inflammation set in, which in
sures a care in aboat one-third the
time otherwise required. Cats and
braises should receive immediate
attention, before the parts become
swollen, and when Chamberlain’s
Pain Balm is applied it will heal
them without matter being formed,
and without leaving a scar. A sore
throat may be cured in one night.
A piece of flannel dampened with
this liniment and bound on over
the seat of pain, will core lame back
or pain in the side or chest in twen
ty-four hours. It is the most val
uable, however, for rheumatism.
Persons afflicted with this disease
will be delighted with the prompt
relief from pain which it affords,
and it can be depended upon to
effect a complete care. For sale by
Wm. F. Green well A Son, Leonard
town; J. S. Matthews, Valley Lee,
and all country stores.
The New Woman’s Chib.
“What’s all this about the Baltic
canal?’ atked the thin lady with the
lorgnette, ‘and why is it called the
‘Because it has something to do
with a boat!’ said Miss Sawdy, au
‘But it is spelled with an ‘i’?’
‘That is merely the Russian way
of spelling ‘Keel.’ Anyhow, when
1 told papa this morning what oar
club topic for today was. he laughed
Mid it vas a dead issue, and he
gaeSßd the new woman who pm
posed it had been reading the Eng
lish pictorials. He said that the
canal had been open for a month,
but the English nepers were just
now illustrating if and when they
got hold of anyHpng it was long
after the news had been squeezed
out of it—squeezed dry—were his
‘Miss Sawdy talks of a great un
dertaking exactly as if it were a
lemon,’ put in the secretary, with
warmth. ‘lt would be well, per
haps, to reflect that the Baltic canal
is atremendeous achievement, a—a
great thing! There are 884 lamps
—electric light lamps—at—l forget
the distances—but 1 remember per
fectly that there are 68 extra lamps
to light the ferries and bridges
‘lt must resemble the lagoons at
Jackson park as we looked npon
them daring those never to be for
gotten evenings,’ murmured the
president. ‘Oh how I wish the Bal
tic were nearer, so that we might
go and steep our vision in such love
‘Hum, I reckon the Kiel ain’t
any too much like the court of
honor,’ ejacnlated the sour looking
woman. ‘l’ll go bail that its a heap
more of a match to our big drainage
canal, only them Russians are such
*n awful dirty people that when the
sewage is tamed on I guess it’ll be
of more volume than onrs—perhaps
it’ll raise a foot higher. I would
not be surprised!’
‘How indelicate!’ whispered Miss
Sawdy, sniffing audibly at a bottle
of lavender salts.
Will Miss Secretary please tell
the club something more definate
about the subject under discussion?’
interposed the president. ‘From
some of her remarks I infer that
she has informed herself most
The secretary bridled a little in
conscious pride, but began gently:
*Tbe Baltic canal was opened as a
waterway Between the Mediterran
ean and the North sea. It was de
signed by Von Moltko and Bismark
as a place where Russia might take
her ships when she wanted to place
them safely before going ont to
‘She is alluding to the canal as a
storage warehouse,’ said Miss Saw
dy in an undertone.
The secretary contined: ‘lt was
first known as the ‘Nord-ost-see-
Kanal,’ but the contraction ‘Kiel’
was deemed more expressive and in
dicative of the canal’s ultimate
uses. In this canal very few males
are used, except in the marsh lands,
where there is plenty of vegetation
for their subsistence. It takes 10
or 12 hoars to sail along the canal,
for, being so very near the city rapid
transit is prohibited in order to
protect human life. It is stated
that now Russia has a place to stow
her ships, she is no longer anxious
to fight, so the Kiel canal has al
ready proved itself of great strategic
‘Yes, I’ve heard that the opening
was a peaceful affair. France liked
it, didn’t she?’ said the woman in
the empire gown.
‘That was only because France
wasn’t invited,’ said Miss Sawdy in
an accidulated tone.
‘No, no,’ interrupted the secre
tary, ‘not at all. France was in
vited and did send a ship, but you
see it was very awkward, because
Fratfce and Germany and Russia
never call, and France through her
embassador ought to have prevented
the invitation being sent. You
know how it is, ladies, when some
who is not on your visiting list in- 1
sists npon sending yon invitations |
to some important event. You don’t ’
want to go—yon feel that tbe invi
tation has been a liberty and an
intrusion but all the same yon feel
compelled to send yonr cards with
regrets, and that odious person who
has invited yon gives yonr name to
the reporter along with the list of
invited guests or among those pres
sent—and displays yonr card prom
inently on the hall table!’
‘lf France didn’t want to go, 1
don't see why she didn’t ignore the
bid,’ said the sonr looking woman.
‘Oh, Mrs. Kneebono, the French
are people who go by etiquette, and
they couldn’t be so rode as that!’
‘Tain’t rode—it’s honest!’
‘Pardon me, but it wouldn’t have
‘Nothing bat frills and popycock
—it’s like Miss Sawdy telling me
that I oughtn’t to wear a tea gown
in the evening!’
‘Well—l should say not’—
‘I guess I’ll wear jest what 1 want
to. 1 ain’t French.
‘Anybody could tell that at a
•Hut I’m just as good as them
who be French—so there!’
‘Ladies, ladies!’ cried tbe presi
dent, ‘I shall be obliged to adjourn
‘You can't do it,’ said the sour
looking woman triumphantly. ‘lt
ain’t never been called’—
‘She’s right, Madam President,’
said the secretary, rising with a very
red face like a moon coming up be
hind a cloudbanck. ‘ln our haste
to reach the topic of the day we for
got to open the meeting in regular
session. I—l’m sorry, but it is too
‘And we haven’t had a meeting
‘Then what have we been doing
all the afternoon?’
‘Having another ‘Kiel row,’ ’
said the empire gowned woman soft
So history repeats itself—even
He Knew. —The teacher of the
Sunday-school class was telling the
little boys about temptation, and
showing how it sometimes came in
tbe most attractive attire. She used
as an illustration tbe paw of a cat.
A T ow,’ said she, ‘you have all
seen pew of a cat. It is soft as
velvet, isn’t it ?’
‘Yesem,’ from the class.
‘And you have seen the paw of a
‘Well, although the cat’s paw
seems like velvet, there is, never
theless, concealed in it something
that hurts. What is it ?’
‘The dog bites,’ said the teacher,
‘when he is in anger; but what does
the cat do ?’
‘Scratches,’ replied the boy.
‘Correct,’ said the teacher, nod
ding her head approvingly. ‘Now
what has the cat got that the dog
‘Whiskers?* said a boy on the
back seat; and the titter that ran
around the class brought the lesson
to an end. —Boston Courier.
Mr. J. K. Fowler, secretary and
treasurer of the Corinne Mill, Canal
and Stock Co., of Corinne, Utah,
in speaking of Chamberlain’s Cough
Remedy says: “I consider it tbe
best in the market. I have used
many kinds but find Chamberlain’s
the most prompt and effectual in
giving relief, and now keep no other
in my home.” When troubled with
a cough or cold give this remedy
a trial and we assure you that you
will be more than pleased with tbe
result. For sale by W’m. F. Green
well & Son, Leonardtown; J. S.
Matthews, Valley Lee and all coun
The Reasox Why. —Little Wil
lie—l was going fishing Sunday,
but my papa wouldn’t let me.
The Rev. Dr. Saintly-That’s the
right kind of papa to have. Did be
tell you tbe reason why?
Willie-Yes, sir. He said there
wasn’t bait enough for two.-Life.
A sure core for bossism i give tbe ,
other fellows the offices they clamor
for. — Washington Post
baint ManTs Beacon.
nctrreo witi luma m biipatc*,
Pwite? having Ren] or Penoanl Prop,
otir for sale can obtain descriptive hand
blito nealij executed and at City Prices.
Different Meaxiko*.—An ac
count was published recently of a
•nit for heavy damages from lack
of punctuation in a telegram. A
man sent the message: ‘Don’t
come. Too late;’ but the doctor
received it:: ‘Don’t come too late/
and immediately engaged a special
train to convey him along distance.
Mr. Story, the sculptor, who be
gan life as a lawyer, tells a good
anecdote which illustrates the fact
that the emphasis which punctuates
has as much to do with determin
ing the sense of a sentence as the
meaning of the words. Once, when
I he was called upon to defend a wo
man accused of murdering her bus-
I band, he adduced as one of the
proofs of her innocence the fact of
her having attended him on bis
death bed, and saying to him, when
he was dying, ‘Goodby, George!’
j The counsel for the prosecution de
[ dared that that ought rather to be
taken as proof of her guilt, and that
the words she bad used were: ‘Good,
A well known clergyman of New
York used to make a strong point
by reading the verse: ‘God said,
‘Let there be light and there was
I'gbt/ with the emphasis on the
word light, not on was, as usually
An elocutionist of considerable
note has questioned the method of
the great Mrs. Siddons who in an
swer to Macbeth’s suggestion of
possible failure was won’t to reply,
‘Fail!’ with an emphatic drop of the
voice that implied, ‘Well, then, fail,
that is all there is to it.’ ‘Lady
Macbeth would never have got him
in the world/ said this critic, ‘had
she addressed him in that manner.
She undoubtedly said, ‘Fail’, in a
tone of utter contempt for a man
who could imagine such an outcome
to his villainy. The word should
be given in a deep tone, with a fall
ing inflection and then an upward
A Hard-Headed Farmer.—■
“Miss Minnie Bertha Learned will
now give os some very interesting
experiments in chemistry, showing
the carboniferous character of many
ordinary substances, after which
she will entertain us with a short
treatise on astronomy, and an illus
tration of the geological formation
of certain substances, and close with
a brief essay entitled,'Philosophy
vs. Rationalism.’ ’ Thus spoke the
president of a young ladies’ semina
ry on the class-show day.
A hard-headed, old-fashioned far
mer happened to be among the ex
amining board, and he electrified
the faculty, and paralyzed Miss
Minnie by asking :
‘Kin Miss Minnie tell me how
much sixteen and three-fourths
pounds of beef would come to at fif
teen and half cents a pound ?’
‘Why, really, I—gasped
Miss Minnie. '
‘Kin you tell me who is the Vice
president of the United States ?'
‘Why—l—l—Mr. B , isn’t
he ? Or is it— ’
‘Kin yon tell me where the Mis
sissippi Riyer rises and sets ?'
'l—l—don’t just know.’
‘I reckoned ye didn’t. Gimme
the good old days when gals and
boys went to school to larn sense.’
Half-Pbice. —lt is not without
cause that the term ‘hard-beaded’
has so often been applied to the res
idents of rural districts in New
England. Not long ago a dusty,
tired-looking man presented him
self at the desk in the one hotel of
a New England town, and said he
wanted a room till 6 o’clock the
next morning. ~
*l’ve eat my supper, an’ I shall
be off before breakfast/ be said,
gravely, to the clerk. ‘Now, what
would be your lowest price for a
room to sleep in?’
‘Fifty cents, if you leave at 6
o’clock to-morrow morning,’ was
‘Weil, now, wouldn’t a quarter
make it jest about right, then?’
said the wayfarer, producing a bat
tered twenty-five cent piece. ‘Yon
see, Una all excited up traveling an*
1 don’t expect to sleep more’n half
the time I’m in there!’
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