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Saint Marys Beacon
By T. F. Yates aucTF. V. King.
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For the sale of Tobacco, Grain, Fruit and all kinds of country produce.
PHILIP H. TUCK, President; Judge JOHN F. BRISCOE, Viw Fn-d
dent; SAMUEL K. CEnRCE, Treasurer; SAMUEL >l.
fIINKS, Cashier.
II i reetorn s
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VOL. 63.
Written /Pr the Be/tctm.)
BV Mils H 11, A I.l?Hit. SEK TLMOKOS.
It was the beginning of April and
In the suburbs of Philadelphia stood
a pretty cottage, on ;h-veranda of
which stood Violet Lore looking west
ward. Oh, what a beautiful sunset!
1 could be so happy if this terrible
burden were only lifted.
I know Maud loves him and 1 be
lieve he returns it, 1 cannot bring
myself to believe she would play
with an honest man like Clarence
Dnglas. Yes, I would rather die
than have my secret known, but 1
will watch more closely and see if I
arn right.
* * *
In early girlhood Violet Lore and |
Maud lines had been educated at tin j
same boardingschool tog.-ther. Tie 1
students all loved Violet. She was
so gentle and good no one could help
loving her. But in ome way .Maud j
was never much of a favorite, I
giving the impression that she was I
cold and proud, but Violet undei ‘
stood and clung to her like a sister.
Maud had lust h*-r mother wh i
she w-as a Mere eh lof live years.
Violet loved her ow e i, . her with ;
such devotion she eotild not help;
but sympa?hue wbii : m 1, whom
j you might say was an orphan. Al I
though she had hither, shi • > . I
very little of him, for w idle lu pr >
vidi-d with a Literal hand for his
only child, he was u traveler, an 1
bothered hcns-Mf little more in her
Violet was riu’.v ■ ghtenn and a:
most Iteau'iflll g id. he and Maud
had fef* school a! ' - • i,■
ing to their InMie s. 'du d to N ,a w ;
York city, )•> 1,, <■ with 1 aunt. .nil '
Viole* Hi her nr a in-r , home in the
suburbs of Fid a i< Iphl.i
They had kept up a lively cot res
pondence,, and only a few days Ite t
fore Violet had been handed it idler
1 by lier mother, which she knew to
li“ in Via ltd s hatidw La-ir.
ing herself sin* read ;! mit.-e, in!
.as set- ',i t. 1 1 t'd M it.
j that . laud ■■■. it de. . ... -
I FVF|‘V 11*li 11! il n I Vi rv tff ,
i v icli'ij for, I** * f fi*" • i h*v r j■< iin
|u *i; sMi.t !,W, I r ?... v,1., .: i- >,•,
SfiU ilt UUCC } > Id t* fl jtMU',
jpn at-- ii* rin < ;■.■. pi -u
mt. Vt'' \ Uj (iivpr. ! i‘ /?; nsl frm
| SOfft tW.
Maud •;;Ur - Jt-It• r
I with i s--! • riiiJ m $
| the .nvita: ■' - ''
.Maud bad Usn wl‘h
! a month and the ‘,v > re in n '!•, •
j happy and V tlti would not i,. . of
' Mand iea-. '
Violet s mother v.n . oft* ...■ >;.
at the girls V Jo*, wt. . ■ . ' ,of
gttltlen brown were *-. |• i' • • ( iti
noc-ent. Hit riirlt !- tir, of Fie-cuiit
I shade, fell in soft n jiph - over la-i
I snowy hro v, and eone ■' in ;• , fair
as a lily, her mother bideed migh
be prutl 1 of stieii n , ,u;di'er.
Maud on the olher !• •ud as titdil
Ijirge bine eyes that gii-w -tidar!,
when any snddeu ei . ition - wav. il
Inir, hair the most beaulift.l sliade
uf golden and ■ uti.-.1. von a 4 fad as
Violet except i11,.' ||| hidn on
It was hard for -• ■ ■ meet, ig them
to determine wldeh w . the ■ :•
b(*Hu tiful.
Among all U ■ gentlemen ih; miik
to tiie L>re cotio.ie i iaience Dug
las was one of the most prominent
He paid much at ten* ■ j to belli girls
and it was hard, e , -apt to a close
observer, to tell wirdj imioesHcd
him most. Mrs, Lire not*end lbs
attention to both g • bir being
older and wiser kn. ’ it wis iut
child that brought, him there so fre 1
quently, but kept her own eotnts'■!,
knowing from experience it was the
best plan.
Archer Lire. V r io)et‘s brother, a
tine looking fellow in his twenty
first year, had Violet's i ; and j
manner of frankne-,. ;, and was. lij;e i
his sister, a general Lvorbe. lie ;
was much given to clubs, baseball
and other games in which young
men revel. However, since Maud
had come, he seem I to have lost in
terest in Ids favorite pastimes, and
when business did not call him lie
was always at home.
Maud had fallen a victim to his
charms after knowing him a very
short while, but thinking he cared
nothing for her amused herself with
all the callers, of whom Clarence
Dnglas was the mus! frequent and
whose society she enjoyed most, and
in this way sought to hide her se
Violet noted, with aching heart,
how happy she a! ways seemed to be
in his society, and although she
sometimes caught his iookd o'-adrni
raf iop directed to herself, she could
not help but think it was Maud he
came to see.
The twogirls were al ways together
ami so true was Violet to her friend
that she would not as much as by a
sign or unguarded word let her
thoughts escape her. ?
They would take long rambles and
walks together, and it was on these
i occasion* that Archer would Join
them, and then it was that Violet
would note, with wonder and Sur
prise, .Mauds flushed cheeks and
shy maimer. and would l.ydfd thiw.
why Maud was so reserved with
Archer, who was still a boy in Vio
let a eyes, regardless of his manly
proportions, and so different with
the rest of their friends.
It was beyond her, she could not
i solve the mystery.
It >r Violet, little did she dream
of Maud s secret, and thinking all
I the while that her friend loved the
j same man and that that love was re
turned, 0... was ready to make the
sacr .ice for her friendship with
Maud, whom she loved with all her
hc.o-r. ami she r> solved for a second
•.ini*; to keep her eyes open.
* • • •
Uy thin ume Maud had been with
' ulet nearly three months, and
ii djet a ctly happy, and, whftp
i e* she spoke of returning to her
i , ; in New York, Violet would not
; ..veto use much persuasion to make
Ict remain just g little longer.
One day \ iolet was sitting in her
rotsn, i aiukingof Clarence and Maud,
a’ d t ng suddenly to the window
■if Maud ami Archer ad vane
in; Ma i s fact- was flushed and
\t i ol o intensely happy
.e I at Maud, Violet could
mu leoi wondering what had hap
P<" ■ 1 She waited with impatience
for Maud to come in.
Vm 1 did not Ijs4 v* long to wail
I yihled in. came up to Violet,
. ! her hi In r hiving way and
1i I . ;<> speak, I*l • !i< 'eoidd only
i'i. i \ ecet with her large blue
e i— now uoivist as dark tis villhUs
I i‘-i ■ v . , . •••:->’ Uftl S
’ loh-t oontd not help saying.
• . t is ir dear ' Aondo io tln
• • '■ iv v floppy, Has anything
•cm ,V other n w dvesa ar
“N • h <r. i d Maul, bringing
a s i and plae ng it front of Vio
i' i he -,a! down, “1 uui the imppi
1 t rl in all the world, not with
’ i fling my recent loss
ell, d- ar, do tel! n.e ' Ho you
• ' r.i are ! e.-p'.tig your Violet
1 i X. ,ud i ole tier arms around
v s waist and told her story
she had loved Archer ever
ini : him. how she had
sti ,< led to keep it a secret, feats
> A not returned, Archer had
m’ i ;I her, asked tier to take a
si' and had told her of bin love
and a 10-d her to be his wife. She
< mil 'ed. by eNcladnlng, “Now.
'■ ole!, dear. | will indeed tfc your
s s'er, an i we need not be separul
e.d. “
Tears of joy rained from both the
brown and blue eyes
V, on they were sitting thus
Whcr pee|ied in, intending to talk
o over (as the girls say) but weeing ;
'hi in fere him iTept away.
Vio cl -, .v it ail in a flash, knew
that ‘laud did not love Clarence I
Jh;„la m l her heart beat high with
a new >y which soon died when she
thought to herself: “Well, he may
o\ Maud.'' and this knowledge
me, imr heart sink.
Ih r iriow had made her morbid,
onl she iiad been blind and could
no! e th t Maud hud loved Arch
i or. If she had only known this be
fore lunv many hours of suffering
would have been saved. She still
decide ’ never to let Maud know !
what she had suffered, fearing to
caat one shadow on her happiness.
* * *
Clarence Duglas had always loved
Violet; indeed, her eyes had haunted
him. and he had asked himself time
.in > I'mi- again if he should ever win
her. Ho at last made up his mind
to find out his fate that very night,
and springing up he at once started
j for tin I.ore cottage.
“Mr. Duglas,” announced the ser
vant, and Violet at once advanced
to meet her ever welcome guest.
Heing seated, she told him with
flushed cheeks of the coining event,
and watched his face closely to see
if any signs of pain came into his
eyes. No, he left his chair and went
over to the sofa on which Violet sat
in her beautiful robe of the most del
icate shade of pink. Her heart beat
so fast and loud she was afraid he
would hear it.
Taking her white, slender, jeweled
handhesaid : “Violet, Archer should
indeed be a happy man, and I, his
friend, wish them both all the joy
and happiness that could possibly
come to any one,” and he paused.
Something in his voice told Violet
her fears were at an end; she could
not look at him.
“Violet, I have come to learn my
fate tonight. 1 have loved you ever
since I first saw you. I love you
with all the strength of my manhood.
Lx>k at me, darling, can you not love
me just a little ?”
She stole a glance at his face, and
for answer pressed the hand that
held hers so closely.
She was supremely happy, forget
ting that, only the night before she
j had been so miserable, thinking that
her love had been given unsought
and in vain. It was all past now.
That terrible burden was lifted, and
she silently thanked God for this un
expected joy.
They spent a happy hour, in which
i pictures of a golden future were
painted. They then went to seek
| Mrs. Lire In the library.
Mrs Lire was well content at the
turn events had taken, although
: loath logivcupbothchildren. When
she saw the pain that came in Vio
| hit's eyes an she mentioned this she
j laughingly exclaimed “Oh! well.
I will have four children instead of
t wo,
• * • •
Time sped on the wings of love,
and in June a double wedding took
place at Mrs. I,ire's cottage, the
girls saving their happiest days bad
l>een spent there.
Maud and Violet were indeed
beautiful in iheirsnowy while robes.
Their husbands will never case to
sing their praises, although little
ones play at both Violet sand Maud s
knee. The Bond of Friendship is us
strong as ever.
Bunt's For Vol vo Wives Don't
try to manage your husband's husi
ne..,- )•,. isn I making anything I
like the, success of il that he could, j
with your tactics, hut he is too dense
to understand that.
Don't scold Mm Don't bite him
W'lh sarcasm When he is proof
against reason, ;ry gentle ridicule,
lie like -a little affectionate pinch
Don t lower your standard of
purity Show no appreciation of
course joke* When he married you
he thought you were a lady, don’t
let him make anything else of you.
Don t throw the poker chips out
of the kitchen window and entirely
prohibit cards don t call him a to-
Itacco worm or a wine vat In other
words, -.ii pm rally speaking, if
“Ephraim is joined to his idols, let
him alone
Don'i neglect mention occasion
ally that he is an unusual character,
different from any you ever knew.
He likes that. Always be discover
ing new and admirable trails. As
long us you nan set these out in at
tractive language, you are sure of a
hearing. What to Eat
No Lou of Time.
1 have sold Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy for
years, and would rather be out of
coffee and sugar than it. I sold five '
bottles of it yesterday to threshers
that, could go no farther, and they
are at work again this morning.—
H. R. Fluxes, Fly mouth, Oklahoma.
As will be seen 1 y the above the
threshers were able to keep on with
their work without losing a single
day s time. You should keep a bot
tie of this Remedy in your home.
For sale by Greenwell & Drury,
Leonard! own.
He Mlsu.vpen, stood. An elderly I
Scotsman had been convicted of
drunkenness and sentenced for 14
days. The warder handed him a
bucket of water in his cell next morn
ing with the remark.
“That 's to clean your cell.”
What was his astonishment on re
turning to find Sandy, who had di
vested himself of his clothing, hav
ing a bath.
“Good gracious!" exclaimed the
warder. “What are you doing?”
"Why,” ihnocently asked Sandy,
“didn’t ye say it, was to clean mu
sel' ?”
A Curiosity. —“l wonder if we’ll
have any more queer boarders, such
as we had last year,” said Farmer
“Which do you mean?” asked his
“Why, there was a man over 40
years old who wasn't either a judge,
colonel, major, doctor, nor professor.
You don't often run across people
like him nowadays. ”
Mark of the Tfohehzollerns Found in
America —Dark Stripe in White
Hair—Famous Maryland Family
Related to the Reigning House of
Prussia— Prince Henry Noted Dis
tinguishing Mark In a Lady Whom
He Met at the White House—Trac
ing the Relationship.
Vlriflula King Frye In Washington Poit.
Silver gray hair, but with aplain
ly marked streak of the original dark
running directly through the center
from forehead to neck—that is the
family mark of the Hohenzollerns,
according to Prince Henry of Prus
sia. And it was the means of bring
ing about an interesting interview
with his highness and information
that may interest some of the old
families of Maryland and their de
A lady stopping in Washington
during his recent visit was among
the fortunate ones who met the royal
guest at the White House on the oc
casion of his first visit, and happen
ed to be presented at a moment when
he was unsurrounded and compara
tively at leisure.
’*But ah !" said the prince, with
his pleasant smile, glancing at her
snowy pompadoured hair as he shook
her hand. “Do you know you have
the mark of the Hohenzollerns?"
“Ye*, your highness," she re
plied. "I have been told so, and I
am quite proud of it. It is a pecu
liarity which runs through nearly
every branch of our family. We
turn gray early , and that dark streak
remains plainly visible until the
snows of old age cover it at last.
My mother had it strongly marked:
also her father and grandfather, for
he it was who claimed first cousin
ship to your royal grandfather, the
late Emperor Will .gn, through h
mother. ’’
"Is that so?” exclaimed the prince,
seeming quite interested. “Yes, 1
remember to have heard that we
formerly hail relatives living in
Upper Maryland, near the Pennsyl
vania tine. A branch of the Shorbs,
were they not?"
"Yes, your royal highness, and
the Sneering T-, 1 he' , It is a
family tradition a ah ns that l.reat
grandfather Shorb had quite a packet
of letters he had received from his
royal cousin, tin- lute Emperor Wil
liam of which he was very proud,
anil which are still preserved some
where among the family heirlooms,
in those day !■ 'n-dern-k County and
Ijowt-r Pennsylvania were settled
almost entirely by the Germans.
The English language was seldom
heard among them, and many of the
houses and barns which they built
still remain limit. ,i the solidit y and
the Fad. Hand styles of architecture
to which they adhered.’’
“Well, this is quite interesting; l
and, indeed, I am very glad to have
met one of my American cousins
with tho lluhemtollcrn muck. If you
wish, I will send you a copy of the
royal family tree and a picture of the
Emperor and myself upon my re
turn home,
And this is why a certain lady of
royal lineage thanks her Hohcnzol
lern mark for what will always be a
pleasant remembrance. If, there
fore, you notice this peculiar dark
center stripe among your silver
haired friends, or iiossess it your
self, hunt up your family records
and perhaps you u.ay find that you,
too. have a blood right to the mark
of the llohenzollern. For the de
scendants of the original ancestors,
Johann (or Jacob) Shorb and his
wife, are quite numerous, the sturdy
Germans of that day being noted for
the size and healthfulness of their
families; while three or four genera
tions with their offspring and inter
marriage would serve to multiply
the sum total to a product almost
unbclieveable in these days.
Johann (or Jacob) Shorb, so the
family tradition goes, married a
daughter of the royal line of tho
Hohenzollerns, and brought her to
America, settling in what was then
Upper Maryland. He was u man of
considerable wealth and the owner
of a large fleet of trading vessels, all
the tidings of which were marked
with the royal coat of arms. A few’
of these belongings are still pre
served as heirlooms among thefumi- j
ly, as well us a number of pieces of j
silver plate and china, bearing the
same markings.
A large tract of land was purchas
ed by this Johann (or Jacob) Shorb,
and a comfortable home established,
where for years he dwelt in peace ;
with his royal wife and brought up
a good-sized family of children.
Of the most of those little record
can be found, the aforesaid family
Saint A i aru's Beacon.
Job Printing, such as
Handbills, Circulars,
Blanks, Bill Heads, executed with
neatness and despatch.
Parties having Real or Personal
Property for sale can obtain des
criptive handbills neartly executed
and at city prices.
— I,
. *
tradition dealing only with a few of
| the children, the ones probably who
took most interest in genealogy.
Two sons are mentioned, John and
Jacob, and two daughters, one of
whom presumably married a Fink,
and the other a Sneeringer, these
two names being connected with the
royal branch in the story.
In the meantime, however, trouble
came to the owners of the Upper
Maryland lands through the indefi
nite Wording of William Penn's
grant, given some years later. Much
| confusion and some strife ensued,
many being obliged to pay Penn’s
agent a second time for their home
steads. This new division caused a
; shifting of the State line, and placed
many of these settlers in Pennsyl-
I vunia, so that both States may be
said to have been the early home of
I the Shorbs and others.
loiter John Shorb, the son of old
Johann (or Jacob,) married his cou
sin, Catharine Fink, and moved over
the line in Frederick County, Md.,
where it is said their old home, call
jcd Happy Retreat, for years bore
the royal coat of arms uponthedoor.
This was the great grandfather
Shorb, to whom the lady referred in
her conversation with Prince Henry
as claiming cousinship with the late
Emperor-William, and receiving let
ters from him. To this John Shorb,
and his wife Catharine, were born a
numerous family, ten children, one
son and nine daughters reaching
The son, James Shorb, became a
Jim ;or and married Margaret Mc-
Meal. the daughter of a wealthy sea
ceotain and a French lady, formerly
Miss Cowans, who was once a maid
J honor to the Krnpress Josephine,
it is -.aid. I>r. Shorb and his wife
moved to a beautiful estate near
Kmniitsburg. Md., which they called
t iairveaux. Here they lived for
many years, leaving in their turn
- , children to perpetuate the family
I>r Shorb was a man of marked
eh trader and noble bearing, and in
iiis prime was called the handsomest
man in Frederick County, his like
ness to the pictures of the Emperor
William I, often remarked upon
w ; thin the family circle.
Of his six children, Maria Francis
married Frank Stone, of St. Mary’s
County. Md., and left eight children;
Adelaide married Frank Tlernan, of
Pittsburg, and left one child; Nina
married Harry Neal, of Baltimore,
and left one child; Campbell married
Miss Dallas and moved to Ixts An
g i- s, where several children sur
vive them Samuel McMeal dhd
without issue,and Du Harth married
Mi s Wilson, of California, where be,
100, had removed.
Of the nine sisters of Dr. James
Shorb, all beautiful womenand noted
for their elegant manners and court
ly bearing, one married a Baugher
and left several children and grand
children. well-known residents of
Baltimore and Frederick county.
One of those younger members was
in Europe some twelve years ago,
and was most graciously received
by the present Emperor, William 11,
who had then succeeded his father.
She mentioning, among other things,
the recent death of the husband of
one of the Misses Shorb, the Em
peror look up some beautiful flowers
which were near, and, banding them
to her said: “Convey these to our
bereaved cousin with our sympathy
for her loss." The flowers were
later pressed, and are still treasured
by her children.
Another daughter of the original
nine married a Mathias and left
several children, among them a
daughter who afterward married
Mr, Repplier, of Philadelphia, she
being the mother of Miss Agnes
Repplier, the brilliant youngossayist
who has made a name for herself in
A third Miss Shorb married a
Davis and moved to Boston, where
her daughter, Miss Davis, after
ward became the wife of Patrick
Donahue, the well-known publisher
of the Boston Pilot.
A fourth daughter married an
Elder, their children being now
among the prominent citizens of
Baltimore, New Orleans and St.
Louis. Another daughter married
a Cmbster, another a Los tetter, a
seventh a Fink, and an eighth an
Ormsdorf: children and grandchil
dren from allot which marriagesare
still living in Baltimore and else
where, boingull well known in their
respective localities. The ninth
daughter, Miss Harriet Shorb, be
came Sister Aia Alexis, of the Sis
ters of Charity, and was for years
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