Newspaper Page Text
(Saint Hanj’g Beacon.
LEONAki) TOWN, MD. FRANCIS V. KINO, Ktfltor. Thursday Morning, March 4. 1909. Washington Day at tha Academy. Washington’s birthday was duly celebrated at St. Mary's Academy. Leonardtowo, both in patriotic songs and speeches, sad particularly in a spirited conversation carried on by a group of pupils who on the school stage gave the history of the origin of our flag and told of the labor of Betsy Ross in making (be first of our national ensigns. Old Glory was in evidence every where in the Academy Hall; and when the inspir ing stanzas of The Star Spangled Banner welled forth on the trained voices of scores of St. Mary’s fairest and most cultured daughters, the entire audience, following the ex ample of the visiting clergy from St. Alojaiua’ Church arose and stood to do honor to the flag in wbiebai! true Americana glory and for which they are taught to gladly lay down their lives. The Sisters are to be con gratulated on the spirit of un affected patriotism they imparted to the occasion. These highly educat ed, refined and self-sacrificing ladies who have made teaching the great object of their lives and their only ambition are benefactors not only of our county but of the whole Re public. The education they impart is the bulwark of our constitution andtbesource of genuinecivilization, while it perpetuates our national life and greatness The Sisters not only develop the intelligence and enrich the mental faculties of their pupils with all the necessary knowledge that the time* demand, but they go * beyond this mere sharpening of the children’s wits; they reach down to the very souls, they train the con science in each one of these souls to descern and follow the rectitude of the ten commandments and the law of self denial, and they mould the the children's manners. That is, they improve not merely the brain, but the heart also; they not only build up the intellect but they do vastly more, they culture the will. To make the ignorant or the young know something and to make them know what is right is only half the triumph of the educator and repres ents only bis work on the intellect. But to make those subject to instruc tion love to do what is right, to give them an inclination for virtue, and a horror for vice, that is the full triumph of the teacher and shows he has cultivated the will of bts pupils and has developed their spiritual capabilities to the utmost. This is the aim of St. Mary’s Academy, and this more than mere learning makes for the good of the individual, the sanctity and prosperity of the family the State, the nation. With these ideals and helps before them little wonder that among the Academy girls love of God and love of country are easily blended. Enduring patrio tism is the outcome of these twin loves, as patriotism is best founded on religion, and not on mere science, or martial impulse, or self interest or animal bravery; but on that re ligion which teaches man to render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. Such a religion along with letters and science' flourishes in St. Mary’s class rooms, and our girls are to be congratulated for being under its influence. May the friends of our boys and young men speed the day when a similar Academy or College for them conducted according to the principles of true education will arise in our midst to make the sons of our old county good men and citi zens, practical and patriotic men; men who will love farm life and scientific farming; men who will promote business and elevate busi ness standards and methods by their honesty, integrity, fair play and square dealing; men who will shine in the sanctuary and the pulpit, or in the chairs of medicine or on the rounds of mercy visiting patients, or finally in the courts of law and on the bench defending rights, meeting out justice, or punishing proven guilt. But, to return from our digression, we cannot close our account of Wash legion Day at the Academy without making some brief reference to the speeches given on that day by the Jesuit fathers from St. Aloysius' church who were the guests of the pupils on the auspicious occasion. Of especial value were the remarks of Rev. Father Fink, one of the most enthusiastic patrons of tbeAcademy and himself a veteran educator among Americans. After complimenting the yourg ladles on the excellence of their pro gramme be pointed out two great lessons for them from the career of Washington. These lessons were founded upon the magnanimity and self sacrifice of the Father of our country and upon his veracity, his love of the truth. Few of as nowa days, said Father Fink, realize how tremendous and almost crushing was the task that rested upon Wash ington at the close of the Revolution of keeping the American army pa tient under the delay of the Con tinental Congress in paying tie war worn heroes what was their due and needful for their existence and that of their families. Discontent was every where rife and breaking out among our troops and even the offi cars muttered mutiny or civil war. What would have happened, bad not Washington kept the American forces loyal to the high ideals for jeers they fought, be who runs may easily read. There never would have been any Republic at all. Tak ing ad vantage of internal dissensions England would have rallied and would soon have rendered void and nugatory all that American valor had up to the surrender at Yorktown so gloriously achieved. Washington ’Minted to bis eyes grown dim and to and to bis head grown white in ithe service of the colonies, and bade his assembled officers to urge their men to wait and suffer awhile longer till a grateful country reared by them world remunerate their toil god reward their heroism.* His ad- vice prevailed, bin example steadied the wavering hosts, and oat of the desperation of a nascent nation still bleeding from its wounds was born its invincible life and subsequent glories. Father Stanton followed Father Fink and bad a word to say on the advantages the Academy girls bad to learn in their early school days the patrotism which should distinguish all real Americans. I too. be said, participated in my school boy days ic the celebration of Washington's birthday in the public schools of Boston: but I never was so imbued with the love of our flagand country as you are here. The blood of many of my kin was shed in defence of it, but your conversation on the origin of America's banner I*s in ten minutes awakened within me more appreciation of its worth than any thing 1 ever heard in all my early school career. Father Stanton next remarked that if Washington were standing on the Academy stage to day he would applaud the method or sys*ena of education employed by the Sisters. George Washington regarded as a monstrosity, or as some thing pernicious any system of education that left out a training in morality and religion. He be lieved religion was essential to edu cation; be believed in equal civil rights for all Americans; that Catho lics should encounter no civil disa bilities because of their faith, and he rebuked his soldiers for saying arid doing things offensive to Cath olics. because such conduct was against justice and the ' gratitude that America owed to the Catholic nation of France with out whose help the colonies would never have achieved independence or the pur suance of that life, and liberty they signed the Declaration of Independ fence to enjoy. Washington the pa triot. par excellence, nourished bis love of country by pcayes when amid horrors worse even than those of Valley Forge he petitioned heaven for sustaining courage and persever ance in a desperate struggle. Turn ing to a beautiful American flag that bung in drapery over a picture of Martha Washington Father Stanton exclaimed, “American women are safe under the folds of this Hag as long as it continues to stand for re ligion justice purity, home life un nd filed and valor. Butalasl its folds are being steadily soiled by the scan dalous decisions of some American divorce courts. A million divorces in twenty years, and under our dag! What does that!presage? Only the ruin of the Republic following in the wake of the ruin of American family life and honor. By voice and pen check this un utterable evil; use ail your influence to abolish it in the laud of Washing ton. The Hag in his day knew it not. Father Kelly brought the exer cises to a close by again commenting on the work of the church in help ing on the construction of our Re public and maintaining unimpared the three elements which must pre vail if our county is to endure. These elements are respect for authority, Education that insti’s morality based upon religion, and the defence of the indissolubility of the marriage bond. There is. and there has been a conspiracy of silence in many quar ters, in many school books and his tories in regard to the part taken by the church, and notably tbeCatbolic church in the formation and growth of our country and its national great ness. On Washington’s birthday then it behooves us Americans to give that church its measure of our gratitude as he did; to address to it the words used by our Washington when replying to a letter sent to him after his election to the presidency of the United States by such Catho lics and lovers of American liberty and independence, as John Carroll, the first Archbishop of Baltimore, and Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Maryland's favorite son among the signers of the Declaration of Inde pendence. Among other things the first of our Presidents says; “I pre sume that our fellow citizens will not forget the patriotic part which you took in the accomplishment of their revolution and in the accom plishment of their government or the important assistance they received from a nation in which the Roman Catholic faith is professed." —■— St. Mary's County Needs Rail- Road Faeilitles. Savs our esteemed contemporary, the St. Mary's Beacon: “Between the Patuxent, the Potomac, the Wi comico and (he bay we have a terres trial paradise, but in this swift age men will not come to our Eden when it takes them four days to get here and back. We must have a railroad ’’ The Beacon also informs us that there is an enterprise afoot to get a railroad. At the present time the only railroad in St. Mary’s,county is the Washington, Potomac and Chesapeake road, extending from Brandywine, on the Pope’s Creek branch of the Pennsylvania system to Mccbanicsville, a village near Charlotte Hall. This road penet rates into the upper part of the county only a few miles, leaving tbe"great body of the county inaccessible ex cept by water. The original design when this road was constructed was to make Point Lookout, at the mouth of the Potomac, the Southern termi nus. Now it seems to be consider ed best to run it to the mouth of the Patuxent, especially since the agita tion for a naval drydock at that place. In order to reach tbeSt. Mary'sside of the Drum Point harbor it will be necessary to build about 20 miles of road where construction will not be costly, where it it believed the right of way will be given, and where crossties and timber are cheap and abundant. It is believed that many of the farmers along the line will subscribe to the stock which is be ing oflered and will pay for it with crossties or other material. If the United States should determine to pul a drydock at Drum Point, this road, making one nection with Wash ington, would bea valuable property. And in any event it is believed by the advocates of the road that good transportation facilities would so stimulate production on the farms and oyster lots that a paying amount of traffic would be offered. St Mary's county has a soil splen , didty adapted to fruit growing and the production of vegatnblea. It has inland waters whee oysters of fine quality mod >n great quantities can be thrown D'nnu Point harbor is a place where ntnv v >sselsgather in the win’.or season, and these would doubtless supply a considerable traffic to a railroad. There are few oucties Id any State which have more beautiful stretches of land and water than St. Mary’s. Its climate is mild and delightful, its soil easily improved, and some of it very fertile. Lands are cheap, and the county In vites capital and intelligent develop ment.— Sun, Feb. 25. lev Adiertlsemts. Store at California For Rent. Good building! Good stand! For terms apply to Waltxb R. Jakbox. California. Md. TO THE PUBLIC. I am coming, coming, coming, direct to Leonardtowo. The well known Watch Maker and Jewe’er daring March term of Court to do old kind of work in Wacthes. Clock* and Jewelry and will have a full and complete line of the latest Gold and Silver Watches. Chains and hr ace let* Aim* a floe and selected stock of spectacles to suit old agee— young and old All my work fully guaranteed. Work done while you wait. The well known Watch Maker. SAUL LEVINSON, *24 E. Hal to. St. Baltimore. Md. Md. Del. & Ya. Ry. Go. POTOMAC ST7EE LINE. SCHEDULE Id Effect Monday, March I, 1909. THREE TRIPS WEEKLY. BBT w bkn-HHBI BALTIMORE and WASHINGTON. I leave Haiti more, pier 3, Light street wharf, weather permitting, at 5 p. m., e very Monday, Wednesday and Satur day, for the following River Landings, Alexandria and Washington. Baltimore, 5 p > . Miller’s, Brome’s, Porto Bello, Grason's, Coan, 5 a. m. t Hundick’s, Lakes. Walnut Point. Cow arts. Lewisetta, Kinsale, Lodge, Mnndy Point, .Cintra, Piney Point, 10 a. m., lieonardtown, 12 noon, Abells, Cobrnms. Stone’s. Bush wood. Lancaster’s, 4p. m., Riverside, Liverpool Point, Glymont, Alexandria and Washington. ‘Stops only on Signal. Leave Washington, Seventh Hi. Wharf, (weather permitting,) 4 p. ra., every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday (or the following River Landings and Balti more: Washington, Alexandria, 4.45 p. m., Glymont, Liverpool Point, Riveseide, Bushwood, Lancaster, Cobrnms, Stones, Ijeonardtown, G a. m., Abell's, Piney Point, ‘Cintra, Lodge, 10 a. m., Mnndy Point, Klos&le. 12 noon, Coan, Bundlek'e, Lakes. Walnut Point, Cowart’s, Lewis etta Miller's, 4 p. ra , Grason’s. 5 p. m , Bronte's, Porto Bello, Gp. m.,Baltimore. ‘Stops only on Signal. Arriving in Baltimore early Wednes day, Friday and Monday Mornings. Freight received daily in Baltimore on sailing days until 4.00 p. M. This time-Table shows at times which steamers may be expected to arrive at and depart from the several wharves, but their arrivals or departure at the times stated is not guaranteed, nor does the Company hold itself responsible for any delay or any consequences arising therefrom. WilLiAHu Thompson, General Manager. Reardon A Gkimks, Agent. Telephone 50, Alexandria, Va. Stephenson A Bro., Agts. Telephone 745, Washington, D. C. T. Murdock. Gen. Frt. aadPaas. Agt. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN. 1 have the greatest horse in my possession this county ever knew: KING REDWOOD, Those who desire bis services, Apply to R. W. BELL, Feb. 25, 09— tf. Pearson, Md. oysters! I will serve Oysters during March Court as heretofore. A big Stew, with Coffee, Bread, Butter, Crackers and Pickle. 25 cents. Also Scalded and Raw. lam better prepared to serve the public• than ever before. Give me a call while in Town. K A. VIETT. , Leonardtowo, Md. IMPROVE YOUR STOCK OF HORSES. Bv breeding to the Imported GERMAN COACH STALLION. Fredo, No. 4657, which the St. Mary's Stuck improvement Association of the county, has recently purchased direct from the importer, at a cost of f 3000. He will make the following stations during the season: First Week. Mechanicsville, Cbaptico, Milestown. Second Week. Leonardtowo. Valley Lee. Great Mills. California. Hollywood. Fee |2O. Ins mane*. $95 Visits repeated at these stations every other week during the season. Artesian Wells. Having purchased a new Gasoline En gine and outfit for drilling ARTESIAN WELLS, would like to notify tha peo ple of St. Mary's County that we are better fitted now to do such work.than ever before. Baring drilled wells in all sections of the County we feel confident that we can give better satisfaction tor the money than any drillers ia the State. 27 years experience. Wells cased to the bottom with IK inch pipe. For further particulars. Address, L. RUDE, Feb. 2fr-2m, TUghmao, Md. M IT WILL PAY YOU TO CONSULT THE MASTER MAURICE L. KNIGHT. ,•; ?* T V* E~|i| 1026 WEST MUL- L* BERRY STREET. " LUPTfR w I*'- 4 * • BALTIMORE, MO. . i** \ * Best Stone Cutter And Designer, HI AGREES TO SAVE YOU The Middleman’s Profit on Every Purchase of a HIGH GRADE, MONUMENT, TOMB, VAULT. Deal Direct With The Maker. Quantity and Quality at Whole aale Prices. L. W. B. GRAVES. p _ _ . HOLLYWOOD. MD. REPRESENTATIVE IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND. LEADER DEPARTMENT STORE. Leonardtown, Md. e Intending to discontinued the sale of READY-MADE-CLOTHING. Will sell our large and complete stock of Clothing AT COST AND LESS THAN COST. i Our Clothing must be sold and now is your chance to buy a good suit cheap. LARGE STOCK OPSTYLISH SHOES. ARE SELLING THEM CHEAP. Latest style sod most fashionable shape HATS. Fine Stock of* Dry Goods. We went you to overlook our stock of goods. It will give us pleasure to show them to you. Our prices are lower than ever before. We are grateful for past favors and ask a continuance of your custom. Give us a call. Vopnll 4k Johnson, Leonardtown, Md. GENMSON’S remov AISALE, tMfifiMiattitiiMl'iaKiimsi Before Moving to Larger Quarters. Having rented a part of the larger Storeroom belonging to Mrs. L. A. Jones, lam aellingoff my complete stock of UP TO-DATE GOODS regardless of Cost before moving. Such as MENS and BOYS SUITS, OVERCOATS. Ac., no re aonable offer refused. A lull line of SHOES. DRYGOODS, LACE TRIMMINGS, Ac. A email amount of money will buy a big bill of goods. I am glad that I am going into larger quarters and have made tip my mind to give my customers the best bargains I have ever offered before moving. It is too numerous to mention prices but come and see for yourself aud you will be more tbau satisfud. No goods reserved—everj thing will go. Come one and all, 1 will be pleased to see you. Thanking you (or past favors. X am, yours truly. L. Gendason & Co. LEONARDTOWN,„M D. Give your patronage to the first National BanH,of St. Mary’s, Leonardtown. ■s mm i iWumw Wifi i **r *— -—. 5-m ~~m arris n ‘ l^will^b^^preciated. It deserves your patronage, (or baa it not done much in the past si* years for our people and our county? Is it not your institu tion? To day is our birthday, and a good way to show apprecia tion of your Bank is to open an account at your earliest, byway of a birthday present. The security of a bank,lies in its CAPITAL. SURPLUS. UN DIVIDED PROFlTS,'.Personal Liability of each Stockholder, and jDlthe soundoesß.of.its loans and investments. Every loan made by this bank on personal security is backed by the endorse ment of one or more persons whose financial responsibility is fully known to the officers of the bank. For the pest six years we have adhered to certain rules and banking principles, and experience has proven that we have done wisely. We Sincerely, hope and trust that our people will be with us this year, aa in the past six. FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF ST. MARY'S, L. J. STIRLING, Cashier. The New Models 10 and 11 I Remington I ■ HAVE | W Every merit that Remington Typewriter! have always had. I I Every merit that any typewriter has ever had. | I New and revolutionary improvement! which no type- | I miter hat ever had. I I Model 10. with Column Selector J I Model 11, with BuSt-in Tabulator | K Remington Typewriter Company m New York and Everywhere Hgt IF YOU WANT PROTECTION AliAinST FIRE / Insure In Stock Companies. NO PREMIUM NOTE REQUIRED. THE OEFICE OF ’ l; '’• *v( SHEDD HOLTON, r. K' KAL INSURANCE AO ENT ,:, ’ 7,,f " w Washington, D.C. Residence, Ifyattsvilxb. Long Distance Phone. L. DUBOIS, Local Solicitor, BfECHICSVILLE. HD. A 6REAT CDTHINB SALE. Prices Radically Marked’ Down. Come and get some REAL BARGAINS. Fine Clothing and other things at GUT Prices. Let us show you 11 F. 0. MORGAN, Leonardtown, Md FIREI FIREI FIREI Those contemplating taking FIRE nsurance in stock companies, would do well to drop a postal to the under signed. No notes. Cheap rates. Best Companies. POLICIES WRITEN IN YOUR OWN COUNTY. Only Agent that is thus authorized. J. C. HOWARD , Agent. Aprilia, ’O7 if. LEONARDTOWN, MD,