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LEONARDTOWN, Ml) THURSDAY Morning October 24, 18117. DEMOCRATIC TICKET. \KOK COMPTROLLER. • THOMAS A. SMITH, of Caroline county. poll CLERK OK TIIK COURT OK APPEALS, .1. FRANK FORI), \of St. Mary’s county. KOII ASSOCIATE 41! DOES: C. C. MAGRUDER, of Prince George’s county. JOHN H. MITCHELL,’ I of Clmrlcs county. For the Senate. Dr. WALTER B. DENT. For the House of Delegates GEORGE W. L. BUCKLER, WILLIAM 8. COPPAOE, For Clerk of the Circuit Court. JAMES J. (iREENWELL. ’*For Sheriff. WILLIAM C. MATTINGLY. For Register of Wills. PHILIP H. DORSEY, For County Commissioner. JAMES R. RALEY. For County Surveyor. JOSEPH 11. JONES. TO THE DEMOCRATS OF MARYLAND. All proper diligence Ims been used to make our registration accurate and complete. In the counties you have proved your appre ciation of the siKnlHcancc and inportanco of the coming election by turning out In your strength and registering your full vote. And in Baltimore City it Is believed that the regis tration Indicates a great awakening of the De mocracy and a resolute purpose to do their whole duty to their party and their State. Democrats who have neglected to register cannot help us with their voles, but they can be of service by devoting at least some part of election day in doing everything In their pow er to bring our voters to the polls. This ser vice 1 earnestly urge them to render. Maryland is a Democratic State' The ad ministration of Its affairs ought not. to lie In the hands of the Republicans. Rut she can not bo redeemed without vigorous, systematic and enthusiastic work, nor without the hearty and generous co-operation of all who t.re anx ious to put her where she really belongs—ln the Democratic column. Our registered voters should therefore feel the necessity of being at the polls in full force, ami as early on the morning of election day as reasonably practicable. Hub-committee* In each precinct should pro vide themselves with a full list of the voters, and see that none of our friends neglect to vote. This requires organization, and It means labor and vigilance. Hut the stake is worth all the time—all the labor—all the energy it shall cost to win It. Two years ago the Republicans elected the Governor and Comptroller and a large majori ty of tho House of Delegates, Hut our major ity In tin. Senate enabled us not only to check • vicious legislation, but to impress our views upon tho measures which were enacted. Tho consent of the Republican House and of the Democratic Senate being equally necessa ry to the passage of every law, we must take our full share of rosponslbility for errors and short-comings and are fully entitled with the Republicans to credit for whatever gissl was accomplished In the way of legislation. Their majority on Joint ballot enabled them, however, to send a Republican lo tho United States Senate and to elect a State Treasurer and two members of the Hoard of Police Com missioners of HalllmoreCity. The election of our State ticket this year will give us one member of the Heard of Pub lic Works; and a majority on Joint ballot In the legislature will restore to us control of tho Hoard of Public Works by giving us the Stale Treasurer and put It In our |Hiwer also lo elect a United Slates Senator. It Is of the utmost Importation, therefore, that our full registered vote shall be oast. The re tntrts which come to us from all parts of (lie Slate are full of encouragement, and alt (lint Is needed to secure a most gratifying triumph is harmonious and well-organised effort. Should we be ao unfortunate as to bate our State ticket and both branches of the legisla ture, the (tower of the Hepulilleitiia will he ab solute. W(. may In such event look for the calling of a Convention to remodel and revo lutionise our Coiiatltiitlnn and the people of Halllmore City will have put upon them a “New Charier" framed with a view to the per]ietuation of Hepiihllean control of their munlelMl affairs. These considerations, so obvious to all who are at all acquainted with the plans ami pur poses of the Republican party of Maryland, should stir you to a deep determination to re gain your political control of the State. You can do Hits If you will heartily mid harmoni ously address yourself to the work. Put aside, I bpg of you, all personal disappointments a 1 d differences. Think only of the consist lienees of complete Republican supremacy, and go t the polls on election day in all the strength of a thoroughly reunited parly. VOTE THE WHOLE DEMOCRATIC TICKET. Make your X mark hi the blank square to right of emblem of "Jackson ami Lfbery,"and thus give yourselves the right lo personally and Individually share In the glory of Mary land's potlttval regeneration. Mt'tiHAv Vanpiveh, Chatrninn of Democratic Central ( ommlttee. "I bel'eve that Henry William! will be elect ed Mayor of Baltimore by a large maj- rlty “I have thought so from the beginning and I think eo now- As to the Legislative Ticket that is anybody's light at I regard the condi tions at present. "The Republicans have defeat staring them in the face, and the cause is due to their own wilfulncss and inrompe'ency. This, of course, is my individual view of tho aituation. but it is nevertheless my candid opinion.— V. 8. Sen ator Wellington In Baltimore Sunday Herald. Despite the storiuv weather n goodly number assembled in the Court House Tuesday last to listen to the Democratic speakers. The audience was highly en tertained by Hon. .1. E. R. Woo'd, of Frederick City, who made an eloquent and ringing Democratic speech. Mr. M mid is one of Hit* most effective speak ers that have ever visited ouroountyand we sincerely regret that the weather was so had that hut few could attend and hear him. Our present "reform” election law makes provision for divers things to be done by the Supervisors of Elections, hut carefully eliminates all provisions for punishing said supervisors for any dereliction of duty. As we read the law, the Supervisors may disregard any of its provisions for their guidance and no punishment is provided to fit the’r case. Such is reform The law places the people at the mercy of the Supervi sors of Election. We trust no Supervi sors will place themselves in such posi tions us to have to implore the mercy of the people. The darling people, when amused, have no mercy. On cur fourth page we print an article from the Maryland Demo cratic Kditorial Association, under the headline, “Mudd is the Man.” The article purports to state perti nent facts in Mr. Mndd’s political career and places him in anything but an enviable light. We cannot personally vouch for the accuracy of the statements made, for we have not seen the proofs. The authors of the piece in question are, how ever reputable, truthful gentlemen who would not, we are satisfied, willfully slander any man. It looks to as as if some one high in the councils of the Republican party, some great officer in the Lodge, us it were, has been giving away the party secrets and was revenging himself on Mr. Mudd by telling the writers of the Democratic Kditorial Association points against the Fifth District Congressman. (Communicated. Jarboksvillk, Mi>., Get. 2S, 1897. Follow Democrats of St. Mary's Hut a few days now remain in which to la bor for the interest of our county and Slate, If, by apathy and neglect we al low the election to go by default, who are we to blame? Cannot each good Democrat influence at least outride. If we do, there will be no doubt as to the result. Let us see and reason with our wavering neighbor. Show him that the best interest of himself and family is ad vanced by voting the Democratic ticket. If we do this we will have the satisfact ion of feeling wo have acted right and at tiie game time insure the success of the ticket. Suppose that the personclo of our tick et does not meet the entire approbation of each one of our party; Suppose that our State platform does not measure up to our expectation or desire of what our State platform should be; is that any valid reason that wo should again turn over our county or State lo Republican rule? Speaking for myself (and I am personally acquainted with every candi date upon our Stale and county ticket except the gentleman for Comptroller), I can say i.ur ticket is made tip of most excellent men. Men who have the true interest of our people and party at heart and for whose deeds we will not have cause lo blush. Our candidate for Clerk of the Court of Appeals, our fellow countian, J. Frank Ford, has made an enviable record. This either friend or foe must admit, and it is attested by the fact that in our State convention he had no competition. While he has held of fice for a number of years, be is a com parltively poor man, and the money he has earned has mostly been spent in the county of his birth. Many a poor man, without regard to party, can point to ,1. Frank Ford us the one who lent him a helping hand. The candidates for Associate Judges, C. C Magruder and John If. Mitchell, of I'rince George's and Charles respectively arc learned and able men and will, if elected, bo an honor to tho Bench. At the head of our county ticket stands Dr. Waller H. Dent, our candidate for the State Senate. Can anything bo said against him, either as regards his ability, his integrity or his love of party ? Then we have for the lower House, Messrs. Geo. W. L. Buckler and Win. S. Coppage, The Dinner I have known from the days of my infancy. He is true, tried, hon orable and unflinching. The storms of of political adversity have swept around and about him. His silvered hairs and furrowed brow have been lorn and battered by the foe, but in all tho years that have passed, while others around him have bartered their principles for lucre, he has ever stood Annas adamant, battling ever for the benefit of his petty rather than his pocket and if, unfortu nately for his county, should he in the present conflict go down, if go down he must, he will rise again as in the past, with his fact' ( () the foe. If integrity, consistency honesty and courage go for aught, t!" no Democrat or any other citizen who really has our county's in terest at heart can, as I understand it, wilhold Ids vote. His colleague upon the ticket Mr. Cop page 1 have known for some years. He is a gentleman several’ycars lib junior, a successful business man, interested in tho success of his county, a man of push, ability and a good Democrat. So what more do wo want ? For Clerk of our Circuit Court we have Mr. James J. Grecnwcll. He is too well and favorably known lottccd any eulogy at my band. So well and efficiently bus be managed the office that Ids rc eleol ion to the same is but a just and merited reward for duty well performed. Like his predecessor he has generously and considerably aided, to the best of his ability, the needy without regard to par ty and 1 am persuaded that may a poor man at the polls will remember bint for bis kindness. Mr, Wm, 0. Mattingly for Sheriff is a man of the people, good, honest and will make an efficient officer. He is fa vorubly known and deservedly popular. For Register of Wills, after an exett ing and well contested vote in the pri maries by his worthy and popular com petitor, the people by a few votes decided in favor of Philip H. Dorsey, the old timid and life long Democrat. Without any disparagement to the gentleman who failed, it is lilting that he Dorsey should have an endorsement and I believe that bis unsuccessful rival and bis friends will accord him the same generous sup port that 1 am sure Mr. Dorsey and his friends would have given Mr. Greenwell had he been the successful candidate. Messrs. James R. Raley and Joseph 11. Jones, candidates for Commissioner and Surveyor respectively are gentle men well qualified for the positions to which they aspire. • So much then for the pernohtl of our ticket. Now with regard to the plat form as enunciated by our Slate Con vention in Baltimore, candor compells me to say it did not measure up to my expectations or rather my desires. 1 thought and still think the better plan would have been to rest our claim for popular support equally upon the Chi cago platform. I think I know and un derstand the position of those who shaped the Baltimore platform. It was done to placate and enlist the support of the Gold Democrats and I’ress that antagonized our party last fall. This action of our leaders I have no doubt was well meant, still I doubt its wisdom. The public like nothing so well asa bold, manly and determined stand for prin ciple. Even should our party gain a present advantage I fear it will be at our future success. I am satisfied the vast bulk of the Democrats of Maryland anchor their faith and hopes upon our platform of principles as enunciated by the assembled wisdom of our party at Chicago in IWMi and whenever they are left forced from party “expediency” and “entangled alliances” will so declare yet because some us should differ as to the well meant action of our leaders, it is no reason we should antagonize our party. I am just one who believes our party immaculate. Had men may get into her councils; but whatever the short com ings of out party as to men and measures may he, it is always better than the Re publican party. And now as to Hon. Arthur P. Qor i man, the leader of the Maryland Democ- I racy and reputed author of our late Hal | timore platform, the man who for all I these years has uncomplainingly braved j the malicious onslaught of designing ; men and a virile press, masquerading I under the cloak of Democracy, what I shall be said ? I have never claimed that i Mr. Gorman .is a saint, neither have I | endorsed his every political action in j the past. He is but human, and it may be that his own political aspirations in some eases have influenced his course. But be is a hundred times better than those who have persistently abused him. At every State and National election lie lias always buckled on his armor and worked valiantly for the party, Have his deriders, those'who claim to be the quinteseence of Democracy, done the same? Did they do it last fall ? Arc they doing it now ? I have no doubt that .his inccssout denunciation of Sen ator Gorman, led by a hostile press, has misled many honest men. It could hardly be otherwise, whim the Baltimore city press, almost without exception, has persistently misrepresented his every act. Chief among these is the Sim, a weathy gold-monametallie organ, built up and sustained mainly by the Demo crats of the State, now and for some years enlisted heart and soul in an ef fort to destroy the party who has built it up. Like the adder in the fable it is stinging the hand of its benefactor who warmed it into life. And all because of its feigned hostility to “Oormanistn.” But the people are getting their eyes open. They are fast learning that. This animosity to Gorman is only a subtl fuge. The Sun needed some excuse, ami “Gormanism" lias furnished it. Hut its light against the party would be all the same if Gorman were in his grave. An other pretext would then be batched. The “sil ,cr craze" or some other objec tion would be put forward as its contin ued and wanton light against the best interest of the party and the people. Tin Sun i/ihh not intend cither loop or in the future to Hopport the Democratic partp. Make a note of this. Gorman’s manly and open letter to the Senior Editor of this paper a few days ago, coupled with the Soo'p rejoinder, clearly portrays this, and sooner we, who in the past patron ized and believed in, understand it the better. We had better have an open foe than a covert enemy. The position of tiie Maryland Democ racy in tiie present canvass is, lo say the least, unique. They ale conducting n manly, determined and 1 believe a sue cessful light in the teeth of an almost unanimously hostile city press. The Hi raid, it is true, is advoeating the elec tion of Mr. Henry Williams, a worthy gentleman, for Mayor. Hut she, in com mon with tho other daily papers of the city, is a gold organ, and lias unmistaka ble leanings to Republicanism upon gen eral principles. We all know where to place the American. She is a straight Republican paper and a goltl-monomet allist. So also are the Sun and Xnm. and more violent in their light against Democracy than the American As yet the majority of the people of the city are Democrats, and 1 believe will so 'prove unless "boodle" shall convince them of the error of their ways. Frant ic efforts are being made by the Repub lican leaders to raise it, and, as in New York, they are going outside of the city and State to do so. Let ns trust the peo ple of Baltimore, and especially the Dem ocrats of St. Mary's are not for sale. We owe it to ourselves, our w ives and the little ones, who of necessity will Soon take our places, to do all in our power to right the many wrongs under which we labor. Our government, both State and National, should be known rather by its blessings than its burdens. Let not the promise or hope of some lit tle office or reward today make us barter our birthright for this, a mess of potnge. Hut, like men who value our rights mid heritage, and knowing them dare main tain them, labor in every honorable way to wrest our county and State from a parly w hose only incentive is the spoils of office. Many Democrats in the last two elections, under the specious cry of “reform," enabled, by their votes, the Re publicans to wrest our State from Dem ocratic hands. Hut these two short years have taught them the folly of their course. They wanted to down bossism and struck at Gorman. No sooner was he shelved titan up bobbed Wellington, who at once eclipsed Gorman in his palmiest days. No sooner was the city of Baltimore turned over to the Repub lican party than the Mayor and City Council inaugurated a bitter person al conflict that is kept up tothis day. "Boss” Wellington wanted to be Sen* ator, and in order to get this, got his party to violate a law that has ob tained for nearly a hundred years —that of electing a United States alternately from the Eastern and Western Shores of our State. No sooner was Mudd made Speaker of the House than lie aspired to have M. ('. written after his name, and began intriguing for the same. No soon er was he elected to Congress than he began laying the wires to run him into the Senate of the United States to till the vacancy of onr Senior Senator upon the expiration of his term. Our worthy Governor was also moved hy the same laudable desire, and hence the Tobacco Warehouse scandal which lias been con summated and unearthed in their strug gles “to get there." Think of it, fellow citizens of St. Mary's. 00 some names (I write from memory) according to a Re publican expert, carried upon the rolls of two warehouses and drawing their reg ular pay and never doing a day's work— not even going to draw their pay, but hud their checks regularly forwarded to them! And worse, if possible, than this, of this number some twenty names were fictitious—names of persons who never lived! And vet it seems these salaries were regularly drawn and forwarded— to wdiom ? In all probability this “misappropria tion” of the State's funds would have never been discovered if these two wor thies had not fallen nut. Now that it is known the party, I believe, is endeavor ing to palliate it by saying they were only carrying out a Democratic custom. Why, I thought they were elected upon a “reform” platform. The other ware houses, 1 trust and believe, are run upon honest methods. In conclusion, as 1 have extended this letter iirueb longer than I intended, let us do our duty as we understand it in the coming election, and when our coun ty and State is redeemed the fact will he gratification enough; or, should we fail, we shall at least have the consola tion of an approving conscience. * OBITUARY Mr. Charles Penn, formerly of St, Ma ry’s county, passed peacefully away Sun day, October 10th, al the "esidence of his daughter, Mrs. .lane Ward, near Dentsville, Charles county, in the 7-ii'd year of his age. His funeral took place on Monday at Bethel church where lie had been a member for forty-eight years. For three years and five months he had been paralyzed, during which time he patiently endured his affliction, and often said he wanted to die. Mis noble sympathizing character, true and loving heart, gentle nature, patient disposition and nmdfectcd piety endear ed him to a large circle of relatives and friends who will long cherish his mem ory and he the better for remembrance of bis Christian piety. He leaves behind him .a faithful wife and six children to mourn his loss, Jos, H, Penn, Pomfret, Charles county, Jas. T. Penn, Salem, Va., dims. J. Penn, Williamsport Pa., •I. W. Cenn, Minefield, West Va., Mrs. bonis Brook bank and Mrs lames Ward, both of'Oharles county. All of whom are members of the Methodist Church and on their way to Glory. In IH4O be .enlisted in the Mexican War and remained there for eighteen months, saving bis country. ills Cochin. New Advertisements. TO THE PUBLIC. Tin* nominee* of ihe 1 ndependent Itepubll ean* were summoned to input the Hoard of Kleetlon Siiihtvlhh* in litfonardtowM on Mon diy, thelMth Inst. We were on hand punctually. tnt tin* Hoard did not meet u*. Onr commit tal* saw Mr. Oscar Wallien, president of the Hoard, but he would Rive us no satisfaction nidilu*r telliiiß n- thiii our names would be on the official lui I lot nor that they would not tie. Neither would he say that the ticket* publish ''l In the county newspaper* were ollieiul, but ilwavH to onr direct questions on that point returned ns an equivocal answer (m Tuesday we a train called at the t 'ourt House and de manded to he shown certain paper*on ill*- with the Supervisor* of Kleetlon* Their clerk in bu rned un that he *.ad not the key of tho office; that none of the Supervisor* were presen and we eould not pee the pa (ter*. Now. it Is currently reported by the llliir Ke- P'dilleaiiM that onr movement is nead and that "Ur ticket will not appear upon t heollteial bal lot. If this he ho, tin l UiiiK ItepnhlieanH know more than we have ocon able to Mud out, for we hav • been persistently refused informa tion, on (his point and tin- whole endeavor of the majority of tin- Hoard seems t have b en to keep ns In the dark a* to their intentions in (he matter. One thing’ we do know, however, nui that is, that we ate in fids light to the fin ish. We will not tamely bow d .wn to pliant tools of a corrupt ring even though they l>e dressed in a little brief authority. Wn know our rights and we dan* mointatn them. We intend to tell the people how we have lawn Ireate , and for that purpose wo Invite them to meet ns at the times and places which we will hereafter designate. WM. K, t'HKHI.KY, Wm ii. Dawson, Wti.i.Aiin Moiuik, Oet. ~7, ISO*. tiah . H. Lkankhton. FINAL STAGS OF THE MARYLAND CONTEST. The campaign enters its final stage this week, ami both parties will pul forth supreme efforts to encourage their own followers ami to bring to their support voters who may still i>e undecided. Ow ing to the condition of the campaign the proportion of voters who have not vet Billy made up their minds is probably larger than is generally tbe ease so late m the canvass, and a good deal of missi onary work may still lie done. Not the sort of missionary work that is accom plished by means of bribery and upon which the machine Is credited as reiving greatly if not mainly for success" but that which is directed to the reason and conscience if reasonable and conscienti ous citizens Voters of this class who still hesitate, draw n this wav and that by coullietiag sentiments and considera tions, are not likely to be intlucnced in their final choice by partisan harangues or violent declamation. There will be plenty of this kind of tiling this week, but such voters w ill make up their ver dict quietly for themselves after a care ful and conservative weighing of tbe whole ease on its merits, w ithout regard to party prejudices or narrow political i sympathies. Tills is a campaign in w hich the de mands of patriotic duty make peculiarly strong and earnvst claims upon every intelligent and public-spirited man. No man who loves his State and city can afford to close his ears to these demands or to surrender himself blindly to the leadership of prejudice or passion. The evil result which will surely flow from the triumph of Germanism and Rasin ism will inevitable carry with them keen reproach and regret for ail conscientious men who may be misled into helping to reinstate these dangerous and debasing influences. In addition to the important point that the election of a Democratic Legis lature means the re-election of Mr. Gor man to the United States Senate, and means, therefore, a direct blow to the cause of a stable and sound currency dem- j ocrals should not forget what the suprem acy of Gorman and Basin means j Democratic party itself in this State. It means the indefinite continuation of Un political absolutism and despotism which has so long prevailed in Maryland, the crushing out of all manhood and honor able independence inside the parly, the re-establishment of a cold yet corrupt tyranny under which no man can hope for preferment or prominence who is not willing to bend his knee and stifle bis conscience. It means the revival in fresh strength and and vigor of the shameful era of barter and sale jobbery and cor ruption in Legislatures and City Coun cils, the holding up by political highway men of all public measures from which it may be possible to force a heavy mon etary tariff, the shameless employment of public places and power for the en richment of the machiueand those close ly connected with if It means in time the permanent ailienation from the par ty of its best intellectual and moral ele ments, who will in vitahly be driven from it by the disgust which these things will create. Can true and thoughtful Demo crats lend themselves to such a consum mation? Can they permit themselves to he induced to aid in handing over their party to those who have in the past proved themselves so unworthy to lie its leaders, and who in the future will more deeply sully its name and stain its lien or? if they can suffer themselves to do this, they will have only themselves to thank for the result, and they will have no right hereafter to complain of what they may have to hear. If they vote to renew the Gorman-Rasin tyranny, they will he acting with their eyes wide open against reason and experience, and they will deserve and will have to hew the consequences. If the Gorman-Rasin combination is overthrown at this election, its fate will he sealed forever. It will fall to 7 pieces never to he reunited, and thedeniocratic party, purified of this source of corrup tion and relieved of this incubus, will have before it new hopes and aspirations and the jirosjiect of honorable service and splendid public achievement. In no other way can the Democratic party lie dcliverci. from its present bondage and enabled to stand erect once more as its own master, free to do the will of the people and to do honor to its great prin ciples and traditions. Il is the oppor tunity of ir lifetime. Patriotic Demo crats who love their party truly and de sire to see it great and useful in the fu ture will uot throw this opportunity away. —Haltimurr Sun of OrtnUr Mth. WELLINGTON FOR THE TICKET. Senator Wellington in an authorized and correct interview published in the Baltimore .s Un on Tuesday, October “(i, said ; “I cannot believe that the people of Maryland will reverse the tremendous majorities of twin and 1W)(! when they have this year two vital issues at stake instead of one, us in each of those two years. This year, hy their vote, they are to determine, first, whether the Gorman- Rasin ring is to he revived and again placed in possession of the Slate; and, secondly, whether Maryland is to he rep resented in the Senate of the United States by a man know to ho absolutely for sound money. “You may say for me that when Hie votes arc counted on the second of No vember that Maryland will he found oc cupying Hie same position she did in tsitd—safe in the sound-money column,’ RATIFICATION NOTICE. In the mutter of the Deed of Trust from Jhh. T. Pill-sons to Jo. F. Myi-sun. In the Circuit Court for St. Mary’s eonntv, Bit ting ns a Court of Ripply, No. sai x. R. Oroered this -7th day of Oet., I HOT, that the Auditor’s import, tiled In the above muse, la, ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the con trary ta-shown on or ta-forethe ath Monday 1 .. November. IstiT, provided a copy of ttusorder ta- published In (he St.Ma.y's liKAcos once a week fur three successive weeks prior to ttie said .'all Monday of November. ISU7. JAM vs J. CURES’WELL, Clerk. True copy Test : JAMES J. OKKRNWF.I.I,, Clerk. Oetas-llw, J. ARCHIE NORRIS, tIKIU IIIXT. AT TAI.irOKNIAz Mil. Keeps constantly on hand n lull line of Roods. which I ntn prepared to dispone of i t lowest priced. I defy coinpe tlon. tintk’khies, imv noons, notions, li- OI’OUS AND 811 OKS A SPKCIAI/PV. Granulated surhu, ft cents. M ’ i ! . White astral oil, LiO (ext, 10 “ Calicoes. 4 and ft “ Ginghams, 4 am) ft Soap, “ 'i Rah*. cider vinetrar at -ft “ oHit; ano iik 4 oNvi*rri. Oct &S If# You Can’t Afford to Miss an Opportunity. Hear in mind that I hnVe the largest assort ment of Roods in Southern Maryland, and if von want to lm convinced of this statement call and see. Now j* the time to buy; cold weather is com Ihr and yon must have neces sary wears. Don’t put it off until Hie last mo ment. hut huy now while we are selliiiß Roods so cheap. My stock is new and com pi te with full and winter wear. These Roods will Riiar antce themselves, and you will easily convince yourself that nommchaiit has the advantiiße over us in low prices. Hundreds of yards of Dress Goods, (V>ttons, Outlnßs, from 4to lit cent* per vard Cloth bv the roh for men's and hoys' suits. Cotton and Woolen Underwear. Notions. Hats and 'aps Nobby and up to dale. 1.000 pairs of limit* and Shoes In Leather and Huhher to select from for the infant Hi the old woman, from tho l)ov to the oldest ami larßest man. Groce* rics of ouperior quality. (Hass and Crockery wear. Hope, all sizes. Hurd ward hy the tons. Shiußles. Lime and Hair at bottom prices. Keystone salt the best for paekliiß moats, etc 11.30 sack and better. Got 1 rhl. Porto Hleo molasses 1 rul. pure white oil and 1 lb Arbuc kle’s coffee for ft* cents or I rhl. same mo lasses, 1 oral, same oil and Ji lbs. Rran. surui* for ftl et. Kliir Heater stoves are a home comfort and money savers. Hums knots and stumps, keeps tin* for mouths, no ashes to move for weeks, nor sparks to burn your house down. Hundreds are being sold daily. They are all the ro and if you fall to buy one you lose com fort and wealth. Try one. Kept constantly on hand by W. P. Powell. I ay you tho same lor poultry, crrs ami but ter that you Ret in the cities. Oet 2K IKI7-tf ADAM T. WIBLE~ ®AKUB% 553 B. BLACK SMITHING, Wheel w righting ami all kind of repairing done cheap. Good work guaranteed. Special atten tion paid to horseshoeing and painting. Oyster tongs a specialty. Guns and pis tols also repaired. Terms cash Aug 12—y. Real Estate Notice. 'j'HK undersigned have formed a eo- I partuership, for the purchase and sale of real estate in this and adjoining coun ties, and have formed connections with agents in the North, West and with State Immigration Agent. Parties desiring to sel. land or exchange, will find it to their advantage to communicate with the un dersigned. MORGAN & LUCAS, May o—tf*0 —tf* Leonardtown, Sid. 5 gallons bast coaloil for 60 cents at A. A. LAWRENCE'S Grand Concert ! Mr. SAM PEL HAYDEN, assisted by Mrs. WM. REDDER, will give a concert in Cliaptico Hall on THURSDAY. October 28. 1897, AT H () ( !,()( a, I*. M. The music will consist of solos, duets, trios and quartetts. Thrift will also he two tableaux and one recitation by a very little'child during the performance. The services of the following local tal ent lias been selected : Miss Lola Garner, Sop. Solist. Mrs. .las. A. Dorset, Con. Soloist Mrs. Win. Reeder, Alto “ Miss Eleanor Garner, Sop. “ Mr. Charles Foxvvell, Ten. “ Mr. Sam. Hayden, Basso “ Mrs. John Reeder, Pianist, The selections have been so arranged as to suit the different tastes, such as comic, pathetic descriptive, sentimental and sacred. There will tie two imper sonations in the songs. These amateurs promise the public a rare treat, al) for the sum of 25 cents. Reserved seats, 35 cents. There will he a supper served af ter the performance. Oct 7—lit, coi.. i lakkmt, Hudson President. AMiiiKW il, Coffman Cashier. The Bank —OF— i Southern Maryland. MAIN STREET. UPPER MARLBORO, MD. OPEN FROM 9 to 3 O’CLOCK. CAPITAL, 525.000. j Commercial Bank. Account* of Firms, Corporations ami Citizens of Prince George’*, Sr. Ma ry’s, Calvert, and Charles comities and vicinity are respectfully solicited on the most favorable terms consistent with safe banking. Safe Deposit Vault. We have a special steel-lined Safe Deposit Vault, with private boxes—two keys and sentinel key—for rent at 35 cents and 13 cents n month, according to size. You should have one for title papers, contracts, policies and wills. Saving Departments. Our Savings Bank Department al lows I! per cent interest Ladies, Children and Artisans are especially invited to patronize this feat ure, where their savings will lie safe mid pay as much us such high-class security usuqlly does. Sept it '!)*—ly, Tate collector’ sale, D V vlrfiit of authority \rated In me as Gollee u tor of State and county taxes of the 2nd < 'ol lecllon District of ,st. Mary's county, Md., for the years I*9lll, IS'.R and 1H95, I will offer for sale by public auction, to the highest bidder for cash, at the (.’ourt Hmifle door, Leonardtown, Maryland, on TUESDAY, November 9, 1897, between the hours of 1,2 o'clock. M., and 2 o'clock, I*. M., the following real property, to wit; That tract or pared of laud called and known as THE RESIDUE OF EELVIDEEE, containing 872 Acres, more or loss. or sti much thereof as may Is* necessary to sat isfy the State ami county taxes due 'thereon for tin* years above named, as follows ; To Go. Taxon $341(5, rate n:l cts. s.‘ll 77 “ t V ooinmlssion on same. 1 27 “ State Tax on $141(1, rate I7J cts. OB “ 10 y commission on same. til Interest from .luuuary I. I KM. On this bill there is a credit leaving a halanee due of sll4, with interest from .Inn. 'IWS. IMO 4. To Go. Tax on sll4lO, rate 107 ets. $.‘M5 55 “ 4 G eomiiussii'M on same, I 4t> “ State Tax on sl4hi, rate 17J cts.. oca “ 10 jt corn mission on same. 01 Interest from January J, isos. 1805. Ti Go. Tax on $3410, rate 100 cts. $34 Hi " 4 (4 commission on sunn*. 1 37 “ State Tax on sl4i(>, rati- 17| cts, ii 00 ** 10 y commission on Knmo, 01 Interest from January I, 1300. The above described reality is ass*ssed in tin* name of Peter Dulap and Is situated in tin 3rd election district of St. Mary's county, Ma ry lad, and will la* sold by the undersigned to satisfy the count y and State tax and costs due or to necome due under the sale by virtue of authority \ested in me under Article xi of the 4'tsleof Public General Raws of Marvland. JOHN W. WI RR| ,\ Ms. , I /ate Collector Oct 14.1807—ta* RATIFICATION NOTICE. In the matter oft e petition of Mamie G. Donibs for widow’s d.*wer in the real estate ol the late Lewis P. Gombs. In the Gin’ii t Court for St Mary's county, .N’•. in*. Petitions. Ordered tliis P'lh day of October, 181)7. that the report of the < 'ommH.-donerg to lav off th* widow’s dowel and tiled in the above'eut if le I ease, be and the same is hcreliy nit I lied and '•ontinned, nnle-s cau-f to the eoMr.ry b shown on or before the !slh day of November, IKT. provided a copy of this order be insert* <1 in the SI. Mary’s 18. m on once a week for three successive weeks prior to the said lath day ol November. ISP',. JAMESJ GREEN WELL. Clerk. True copy—-Tost: J AMES. J. GREEN WELL, Clerk. Oct 12- :w* Everything Cheap at Factory FLOUR. Bhi., $5.00 1-18 sucks, at, 80, SI cts. 5 bbl if sitcks are furnished, $2 0 Bran, 2 Inn-hcls foi 25 cents Middlings, 20 and 2,7 eedt Meat, 5 cents f u g*r, 5 and 51 cent Coffee, Arbucklc’s, Leverinjt'p, En terprise. 12‘ cents Mo'asses, Porto Rico, 20 cent* 2! to 0 cents Boots* as low as jl 2. Womens' line shoe*. v j m, RKAD V -M \DE CLOTH I NO. Men's Suits, <K.oft Children'a " '2.110 Overcoat#, Overshoes, Arctics, Hats and Caps verv cheap. Groves Taste.ess Chill Tonic. 25 ce it* i*T Call and examine before buyinjrel.se where. I ,„ ;i;IJ . joHN t - cecil - NUERTAKIN G HAVING located nt CUfton Factor) Md., with a lino HEARSE ami a ful STOCK OF COFFINS, CASKETS. KOBES, Ac.. I am proparetl to serve funerals at the shortest notice and upon reasonable terms. Cloth-covered caskets furnished for S4O; plain caskets, S3O; coffins in proportion. Thanking my friends for past favors I ask a continuance of same F. T. S. PRICE. Oct 11—tf Mrs. L. A. Jones lias again selected for her second opening all the new styles in Millinery, Notions, Dress Goods Coats and Capes. Come and see them. Attention Farmers i Hohatian’s Loader Tor Cubarrn uiifl (ifiifr.il I'ropN. Guaranteed Analysis: Ammonia, -* rji \Vttll. Pht is. Acid, - ut Soluble ** ** 7DO Hoi crti"!" ** Ite Potash im tuub - Ml Coni]inre analysis oi Leader with goods you are paying from S3O to $35 for. W e sell the above brand for cash only. Add freight to remittance to in sure prompt shipment. Cash must ac company all orders for above. We have on hand and at low prices, ANIMAL BONE, ACID PHOSPHATE, PLASTFR PHOSPHATES, Ac. In writing for prices of which always state whether yon wish to buy for cash or on time, and', if the latter, give refer ence. C. M. BOHANAH &, CO., Hunts, ffrtilinn ami tunimission Merchants, |3l E. Pratt St, BALTIMORE, Md. Consignments of Tobacco, Grain and Produce Solicited, July 15—tf, Weems’ Steamboat Co. Patuxent River Route. BEGIN N1 X(1 Si; NDAY, Septcmby 12tii, STEAMER ST. MARY’S Will leave Pier 8, Light Street, every i Saturday ami Wednesday at 0.110 a. m,, ; for Pair Haven, Plum Point, Governor’s Run and Patuxent Liver, as far upas Benedict. Returning, will leave Bene dict every Monday ami Thursday at 5.110 a. in., Sotterly at Ba. m. and Millstone Landing af 10 a. m , Governor's Hun at I'l in., Plum Point 1 p. in., and Fair Ha ven at 't.l 10 p. nr for Baltimore. Prc i iht r. reived at Pier 8. Tin -day and Friday until 0 p. m. Steamers Westmoreland and Essex Will leave Pier 3, Light Street, every Sunday and Wednesday at 0 p. in., for Patuxent Kiver direct, as far up as Bris tol, Returning, will leave Bristol at 13 m. on Monday and Friday at 0 a. m. and Millstone H p. m. for Baltimore, calling at no wham s on Monday below Leitch’s, except when signalled from wharves on Hie river for passengers and perishable freight. On Friday will rail at all wharves, and only lake on passengers and perishable freight from those below Lcitch’s. Freight received at Pier 3, Wednesday and Saturday, until if p, m. HENRY WILLIAMS, Agent. Office—Pier 3, Light St. Sept I—tf, NOTICE TO CREDITORS, Orphans’ Court of St, Mary s County, Set: Sept. 30, 18i)7. Ordered by the Court, That Richard 11. Garner, ndinini irator of John H. Herbert. late of St. Mary’s county, Md., deceased, give the notice required by law to I he deceased's creditors to exhib it their claims and that the same he pub lished once a week for six successive weeks in tin; St. Mary’s I’m: won. .Test: Philip H. Doitsiov, Register of Wills for St. Mary's county, NOTICE. In pursuance of the above order, I hereby give notice that 1 have obtained from the Orphans' < ourt of St. Mary’s county, Maryland, letters of adminis tration on the personal estate of JOHN 11. HERBERT, late of said county, deceased. All per sons having claims against the said de ceased are hereby notitfed to exhibit the same with the proper vouchers attached thereto to the suhacrih'-r on or before the 83rd day March, isitu, they will oth erwise by law be excluded from the ben efits of the said estate. All persons -in ■ dobted to the deceit i d arc icqncstcd to make immediate payment to the suh c riber. RICHARD 11. GARNER, Administrator. Sept 23 !)t—6wJ WEE MS SEAMBOAT COMPANY ■■ I- ' ' ~ Potomac River Route, • Beginning 'I I'ESDAY, October. 13th, the St camels 1 ’olonmc and Sue will Icuv I'ieril, Light Street, Baltimore, at 5 p. m. FRIDA’, mid SATURDAY for Wash- ' ingtim, Alexandria and the following landings on the rivt Mi] er's, Bro te s. Bacon's Grasoh's, Lewiselta, Bundiek’s, 1 lowan’ . VVslant Point, t < n, Kin-ale, Mundy’s Point. Lodge. Adam.-’. Piitey Point, Abell's, Leonardtown, Cobrum'a, Howard-, Stone' Lancaster, Bush wood, Riverside, Liverpool Point; Oly mont. Will leavi on TUESDAY at 5 p. m., for all of the above mimed wtiar ,es a- ne’s. • Will have TCi In I wliarf, Wa-liing ton, at t p. m. SUNDAY and MONDAY for Baltimore, calling at all of the above mentioned wharves, leaving Leonard town il u. m. MONDAY. TUESDAY md THURSDAY. K inside, 13 in., Millers’ -f p. m,, Grason's at 5 p. m., Ba ton's at (f p. m , arriving in Baltimore early TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY mornings. Freight received Daily at PierO, Light Street. HENRY WILLIAMS, May 20—tf Agent. Stepiiknsos Buns., Washington, Agt. A CAED. Rum i:. Oct. 13, 1!I7. 1 take tliis means of returning ray heartfelt thanks to.mv kind neighbors, white and colored, who tried so hard to save my house and effects at the terrible tireof October 3rd. Their heroic efforts and kind sympathy will ever lie remem bered by us. A. S. BENVILLE Owing to our crowded condition we have concluded to reduce our large stock by selling Ladies Hals, Wraps and Shoes below cost. A S. BENVILLE & CO. LUMBER. V will keep constantly <m hand at Leonard, town wharf u full supply of 114)AUDS. S(• AXTLIN G. WKATHBH BOARDING. FLOORING, PALINGS, DRESSED BOARDS, SHINGLES, Ac., Are. All orders for Lumber, Dr.on*. Sash, Laths Lime and Hair promptly attended t.i. IfT TERMS, GASH. ‘ July I—tf F. NEAL.