OCR Interpretation

Catoctin clarion. [volume] (Mechanicstown, Md.) 1871-1940, May 27, 1871, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84026688/1871-05-27/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

VOL. I.]
Containing a carefully prepared abstract
of tile News of the Day: a Historical
sketch of Past Events in Fr • lerick county;
Foreign and Domestic Intelligence; Topics
of the Times; carefully prepared Markets;
items of Interest, political or otherwise:
Local Intelligence, and a rare selection oi
Instructive Reading.
Terms—sl 50 in advance; $3 00 at the
end of the year.
Single copies—s cents.
Transient Advertisements to be paid for
invariably in advance.
One Square, four insertions or less tftl 50
“ “ each subsequent inser. 50
“ " Iwo months : : : 250
“ “ three months: : !1 50
“ “ six months : : : ti 00
“ “ one year : : : : 000
Twelve lines constitute a square.
a liberal deduction made to yearly
* e * Local or special notices fifteen cents
a line.
JOB PRINTING executed with neat
ness and dispatch, and on liberal terms.—
Materials all new and a good impression
The Slaiiimcriiiff M ile.
When deeply in love with Miss Emily
1 vowed, if the maiden would only be mine,
1 would always endeavor to please her,—
She blushed her consent, tho’ the stuttering
Said never a word, except, “5 ou'rc an ass—
An ass —an ass-idttous teazer I”
Hut when we were married, 1 found to my
The stammering lady had spoken the truth.
For often, in obvious dudgeon.
She’ll say, if 1 ventured to give her a jog,
Jn the way of reproof, "You're a dog —
you're a dog—
A dog—a dog-matie curmudgeon!’’
And once when I said, “We can hardly al
This extravagant style with our moderate
And hinted we ought to he wiser.
She looked I assure you, exceedingly blue.
And fretfully cried, " Vou’rc a .lew—you're
A \ cry ju-dieiotts adviser 1"
Again, when it happened that, w ishing to
Some rather unpleasant an 1 arduous work,
I begged her go ’o a ueighboi ;
She wanted to know why 1 made such a
And saucily said. “Y on're a ens—eus —eus--
Vou w ere always ac-eus-tomed to labor!’’
Out of temper til last, with the insolent
And feeling that madame was greatly to
To scold me instead of caressing,
I mimicked her speech—like a churl ns 1
am —
And angrily said, ‘'You're a dam—dam
dam —
A dam-age instead of a blessing.’’
A Word In
"Do our voting women know what it
is thal strikes one who has been away
from tlie country fora time the most
unpleasantly on his return’.' J( is not
their faces, assuredly, which for the
regnlaritv of outline, ami delicacy ami
freshness'of tint, are unsurpassed, in
deed arc mu equalled, by anything
that one sees abroad, save in the finest
pictures. Nor is it limn- form.-, which
arc lithe, suple and graceful, with a
spring in the step and a freed m of
carriage that are always a delight to
the eves. Nor can it be said to be
their dress : for though they dre-s too
much, in colors too positive and de
cided, and are in this respect tar be
hind the Frenchwomen, they arc yet
in advance of all others, English,
German or Italian. But it is the
voice and the management oi the
voice. After looking at our American
girls, it is almost always a disappoint
ment v to hear them speak. "\V hat they
say H perhaps well enough. Their
voices are commonly too thin and
shrill, and when they arc not, are
pitched in too high a key. Sometimes
they come through the nose a good
deal more than A desirable. They
have a metalic ring, oral least a ready
quality, like the vox humana of the
organs, and not that soft, low and
gentle quality, which .Shakespeare
proclaimed so “excellent in women.”
Climate has no doubt a good deal to
do with the result, for tho fault is
most perceptible at the North and
East, and least perceptible at the
Mouth; but carelessness has quite as
much to do with it. Our mothers and
teachers, we suspect, do not take much
pains to train their children and
pupils into good habits of enunciation.
They are carefully taught to sing but
tlmv are not carefully taught to read
and speak. Yet more than half the
charm of all social intercourse depends
upon the agreeable or disagreeable
use of the voice. How repulsive,
when one has been lost in admiration
of a beautiful face and noble figure, to
bear tbe mouth open like the grating
of a binge, or the “squawk ' of a
guinea-fowl. How delicious when it
opens with the sweet thrill of a flute,
or with the warble of birds, or with
I that deep, rich, mellow, and sympa
thetic liquidity, which no other in
strument but the human throat ever
i attains.
I care not for riches, all wealth I despise,
; Or who rolls in pleasure, or revels in fame;
I’ve something a year, sure that will suffice,
And if 1 spend more myself I shall blame.
. What care I for Chickens and delicate cal
i For Turkeys, for Hums and good rousted
II Beef;
, If I have enough for to give him a treating,
, Who humbly ami really doth ask lor relief.
! To clothe a poor wanderer I always am
. To give him refreshment and something to
I cut;
,! And if it should cost me the very last shil
I I will help a poor brother that’s really in
. I need.
‘! How sweet to see Mint, performing her
, I And fully contented with what we have
i got;
‘ Contentment plucks (lowers and strews
| them on beauty
i Am! nature, 1 lavishing sweets decks our
j cot.
i Pale sorrow and eare from our bosoms re
■' tiring,
' Leaves nothing hut pleasure and glory be
hind ;
Whilst thousands around us in grief arc
lu eursimr of those who have proved un
0 could but the rich, at their moments of
' leisure,
Retire to the spot when' so happy we live;
How soon would they spend all their for
tunes ami treasure,
And all their enjoyments for ours would
Frederick-Town, 3 or. 20,
| (<!<!< n Words lor Ui Young.
It is safer for me to abstain (ban to
! drink - If 1 should indulge in drink,
1 am afraid 1 should not stop at the
I line which manv call temperance, but
| honld I a slave to tbe habit.
( and with others of stronger nerve and
| tinner purposes g<> down to a dniuk-
I aid's grave. If 1 indulge. 1 ala not
|safe. If I abstain, my child will not
! be cursed with a drunken father,
j W e talk of the dignity of human mi
I tuny and of relying upon our sell-re
! si.eel far security; but there is no
(j, predation so low that a man will
u a sink into, and no crime so hellish
(hat he will not commit when he is
drunk. There is nothing so buse.su
impure, so mean, so dishonest, so cor
rupt ih.it a man will not do when un
der the law of sin—of appetite. Fafety
is to be found in not yielding ourselves
to that law.
But If it could be proved conclu
siveh to my own mind that I could
drink and never be injured, yet with
i my views an the subject it would bo
| ni\ - dutv to abstain. 1 could nol be
i certain but others, seeing me drink,
I I might be influenced to drink also;
I and being unable to slop, pass on in
the path of the drunkard. My exam
: pie would, in that case, be evil ; but
I ask, am 1 my brother’s keeper?—
‘ I Yes, J am responsible for my influence,
yaud lest it shall be evil, J am under a
‘; hiidi moral and religious obligation to
‘I denv mvself that which may not in
| jure me, but will injure him. .If 1
neither taste, nor touch, nor handle,
nor countenance, then my example
will not lead others to become drunk
ards. — Gov. liuckiwfhnm■
I. using a Hat.
i An anecdote of Daniel W ebster
- comes from a correspondent at Gal
• veston, Texas, who writes as follows:
-| Ju looking over an old note-book
I ■ of my father’s, written many years
■ I ago, I came across an anecdote, which,
j ! it it has never appeared in print he
ll fore, is 100 good to be lost. While
• John Brandi, of North Carolina, was
• General Jackson’s Secretary of the
. Navv. ho, Tazewell and Daniel W'eb
-1 sler were walking on the north bank
. of tke I'otomac, at \V asbington. '1 aze
' well, willing to amuse himself with
, Branch’s simplicity, said, “Branch,
- I’ll bet vou a teu-dollar hat that 1
I can prove that you are on the other
. tsidt of the river.”
s “Done,” said Branch.
1 “Well,” said Tazewell, pointing to
i the opposite shore, “isn't that one mile
1 of the river?”
. “Yes.”
t “Well, isn’t this the other Hale 7"
I “Yes.”
“Then as you are here, are you not
s on the olio r side ?"
B “Why, 1 declare," said poor Branch,
“so it is! But here comes Webster,
i I’ll win back the hat from him.”
II Webster had lagged behind, but
H now came up, and Branch accosted
i' him :
tj “W’ehstor, I'll bet you a ton dollar
, hat that 1 can prove that you are on
J the other dole of the river.”
“Well, isn’t this one side?”
“Well, isn’t that the other side?”
“Yes, but 1 am not on that side,'
Branch hung his head, and submit
ted to the loss of the two hats as
quietly as he could.
.’ For the Catoctin Clarion.
> The Elder Family.
Mr. Editor; —When Lord Bald-!
more received tho Grant from Charles |
rl in 1633, for the sotth-ment of the 1
icolony of Maryland, with the disiinct
: 1 privilege that it was to he an asylum
for himself and his friends that they
i might practice their religion without’
molestation, it afforded a wide Held
’ for profound meditation. Ihe first 1
act of the now colony, and the only
culonv up to that time in the new 1
i world, and the only Government in
the world, was to proclaim the bread
Catholic doctrine of Civil and !l -li
gious Liberty to all men. li was nj
. new doctrine, or one almost n-rgollen, j
I for persecution for religious bolioi was
' tho order of the day. llus inculca
tion of liberal priiieipb- aided Ihi
1 early career of tho I’ilgrim 1 athersol
Marvland. lathe early pari oi tho
■ Eighteenth Century power foil into
other hands, and persecution wa
commenee.l here also and was con- 1
. tinned until the year Im6. i’.e.t I
have drifti d from my Mil s i in
• tend to give you a sketch oftlie i ’Tiers.
On hoard of one ul the ve,--i-l- ol
C Loril Baltimore came John Elder and
I his lirst cousin who-e name 1 do no!
: know—who after landing on Amen
• can soil in the new world, v. ■■nt I . the
I I’enn settlement oti (lie batik- o| the
Delaware. -John Elder -eiiled in Ft
Marv's county, where la mem. I an i
raised a family : one oi I.: e; I ;
1 name Guv. who in his turn marre d
j some of his I '.it!•■>!:<• mi dihor-' laugh
j ter, and rah-ed a large 1 anily. Ihe
M olilv one ol hi.- children •! \\ !.< 1
t have heard or kn -w an; : ; •/ ;d m:
from hi-t■ • i:c;d and t r i.d
I counts was Willi am i.. : t;;.. \. I
| about the \ car 171a, wit 1; •!■w . : .
j came to I In* i hen Westi 11 I ■h[;n 1
America, in tlie I<'ga -a ■ 1 '.on: iy. • '
, what is now 1, n i'.v nas i -.■del ; k and
Washington cunti".-. They .am■ up
Ihe I’otumac as la r as tie- ne ;; ili op
.' the Monoeaey. an I followed jlu .Mo
noeaev \a 1 b as lar up a 11 armal l
‘ dap. Here I key el" 1 over tie
| mountain at this p. ini to H • ■ \ d! y
of the Anl ietam : but as lint seetion ,
iof country was tli*-n unii;h.>i ■!t.•l !•-.
. | the white man. and Ilm 1 1 ia n ■ v> ■
.! si ill in their savage Mali he and his
com]’anions returned and i"ic imled
to settle on the side of the moiinlain
I in the vieiniiv of eoimtrv la-w known
as Ml. Ft. Mary's CMle/ on the
■■( ‘lairveux farm near I .mm.l-! an/
Here thev purchased a tract ol land
of about Jjtt'll acres, to which lieu
! | gave the name ol “I’leasant l.evel.
” being one of the first, if i; : lie \e-\
lirst settlement in this seel ion e,l' Fr.-d
t i crick county. Win. Ebb r.-I.r-t w.n
j died in 1732; and as I here w a no
lumber near at hand, out ol which to
make a collin, they hewed out a solid ;
! log for the narrow tv.- ting place, and
nailed pi slab over it to!’ a lid. Fhe, r
■ well as her husband as his second w ile
and Alexius Elder, his son, and hi
; i two wives who occupied the limn
j property, after t He- death ol his lather.;
all are buried in the old graveyard, i
the oldest in this ]-at of the Ft.ate
near his residence, as well as some op
their children, the Bi awm rs, Livers.!
r Ogles, and a great many other old j
- settlers, lie interred. As tlm gr.ive
: yard is in a very dilapid Me !. onduioti,
i "fence broken down, trees and briefs
s grown Up in and around ii. t-:ab
broken, fallen and going I” decay, the j
- friends of tln* deceased have under |
e taken to repair it, by putting up a new I
s fence of substantial material, eh>,-:ng 1
c up the sacred spot, living np th •
■ tombs and erecting a new and hand
< some tomb to "Win. Elder, sou ol
- Guv,” whom you so l< - m - hi n>ily, bean
i tifully and truthfully de-ribed in tlm
, first number of your paper as th ■
1 “Village Ifamjideti ol Ereden "k e a;:i
/ tv.” J will take this oppo,’(anily to 1
correct an error into which the p tiJi- j
cation of your old reeoid- have led!
a you. It was not "Win. Elder, sen u!,
e Guy,” but WTn. Elder, sen i f \\ iliiann j
who entered the Army as Goiqioral !■
one of Hie Revolutionary eompanie. !
in 1T75-’76, at the age of 21 y ears, toj
maintain the cause of independence 1
t and Liberty. “Win. Elder, son ol!
Guy,” although a man of eighty sum !
, mers, made the speeches and attended |
■. the public meeting ; to which y ou re-j
ferred in your sketch, hut he was!
t culled away in 1776, at the adviim-i-dj
.1 age of S 3 years. Ile was 100 old even j
if he had been spared to fill the po.-i !
r tlon of a Corporal, but lie was endowed j
n with mental faenllie m.oiigli to i.m-,
wand a Regiment even at th'd Hmr
as he was a man of strong nerve and!
ardent temperament.
During the persecution period in
this State, which lasted for about 40
years, commencing with Claiborne’s
abortive schemes to overthrow Hie go-1
vernment, the inhabitants professing I
the Catholic faith were not allowed bp
have a place of public worship: but 1
were allowed (o attend divine worship
only in a private dwelling. William
Elder, son of Guy, immediately after,
the corelaentement of the persecuting!
era, builY, 'n addition to his house, |
I which wiJFhseil as a Catholic Church"
. until hSOO; when the mountain church
1 near Ml. Ft, Mary’s College was built
on the hill siili•. .For Hie purpose of
1 rejiairing the old graveyard. John F. |
Elder has the chief management, and
Joseph E. Filler is Treasurer of the:
work. I’i.K.vsANT Level. ;
j J/oy 22, Fs7l.
Tin-: M.',:;i.;.i: BrsiNt: ix IJai.timore
—Extensive Marble Works, j
I A few days a'o it was our plea, un
to pa-- through and examine the lung,
; established, Very extensive 1 and com
plete marhie man ufac lory of Mr. Alex
under Gaddess. loented on the corner
,of Fliaiqi and German street-. The'
building i- four stories high, fronting!
-ixiv feet on German, thirty feet on
Liberty, and twenty-live feet on Sharp’
•treel, with entrances on all sides. ;
Ti wo.-k- were i-b.bli.-hed by M r.,
t 1.-idde- ; in I Slit 1, and carried on under
: Ids en 1 ire management until some six •
1 or .-■•veil vi ir’back, when he, liavint;!
passed into the ■•.-ear and yellow leaf,”
crow ned witii honor and fortune, re
tired with a Well earned competency,
i a:hi busine.-- over to Ids three
•i, 1 iiianas S . ('h .rlrs W.. ami
\* i!-. i.'lill - W1; I are in ev his n•■ s
• i.i ■ ■:.•!•: -tin r the e-tjibiislinieiij on
a still lm ire e;t f n -;\e scale, keeping
p .-•■• V. dh ail lie- inipmvelnents 11,.-1
I-try lia- hi en in i-xisti nee and eoii-l.inl
pi-r.-i! i n a i ■ -jmt, or preiui
■ , r ia- 11 i\- til'. -. iwo y.- use !••• -nin
r ■ ui !• !■. a .1 ;..voraidy known in
ill j a ll - of oar roiinli'y. a • nl ■
;in o-i-d.-n . :In ; -n ■ ■ •!' Hie v, .Hi
f r ina e\ -ale. 1 ami .-eni out mi
-I ill 1 el.dl: tin ■aim eli\ iabje eh ' ill.
id .amii g and imj t - o\ in ; nndu v (he
-on .- priipre'tory mr na aim nl as i:
del mall r Ila la I her - in | erfi et ini:
• ■!' niei-hi.iii :n and e.-.i.-nt of trade.
Tiie ii. or- in : or. lo w Id- li i- a main
1-1,: I- ~n G. rinall street, and two
; sin t!!i r ia liMiiiv- on Liberty am!
Fli :rp st reels, are a]'jil’iipri.a!•"l Hiit-lly
and exhibition of llnish
i-d w i-k, and Ha- employment of a 1 1 ■ v,
r i --la— mi;-i i-nga:fed on oniaineii
ia. 1 i irvdug oi Ha- liim-t eharai-ier. In
Hu i- a par! ull ■ 11 1 -• may be seen i legaiit
nionilliieiits and t-'l'ili-lom s of exqi.li
-:(e llaiian ami oilier mnrble. ela.bn
rali-iy adorn- I .and earVe 1 aliei- aj
proprlate desl'an -. J hey are p'llislied ;
-npi’i bly. pre-i-nling a peiT'-ei tiid-h !
i-■ a L tori'-;: erin-.r, m- hiten-i! In or 1
li r. Tlm ing an 1 oi n meiil.-i-1
i i'ii fully eqnal any t hing of Ihe Lira'
j1" b-- ■ nei- ’A lie re. if not ,-urpa--in'
il li>r delic-v in iinmli.
’ Ti e Me, si’ ( iad-li-.-.s have made,|
and eoiii inne I" nia!-:e the manufael nre!
iol monument.-. i imb-toTU’.-. and : !l
; style,- nt' menioi ial ornament* forcem
: rie-- •,nd burial grounds, a -jieeially
1 hey i: ap i- in-tan'ly on hami a full
j ••'apply of iini.-ii 1 1 work, mimh ■:
| which is exceedingly beautiful, cm-;
bracing Hie newest ] atteru I'Xqid ili-ly
j curved and ornamented, varying ini
prices ,-niiaiJe lo nil class.v of en- ;
toin.-r , The -,irtm nl of hea l and,
I'-"■ ■ in - idi- cliildreii, arranged t--!
i lit; reiu ;.<r -.-. is c nnplete. Feven.l
•obiian o| poll,- lied Feoteli marble
I from Ahi rdeen. d'-si- n• -d for t-iinh
1 monuments, are nl- o on i x 1 1 i 1 it ion.
( Among some of the works produced
jat H:i- l-ietoiy, we may particular ly
n !’ r t ' a monument in Gri-i-n Mount
[Cemetery, eoiiuneninratiiig Hie re
mains of the late Hon. D. T. Norton, j
who died in Washington, July TI.
t.sTU. Also another now preparing to i
be put up in the same cemetery, over
Hie remains ol the late Hon. Job i F. |
[Kennedy. It is handsomely carved j
.and inscribed on the front side thus:
"In memory of John IVndli'lonj
Kennedy, horn in Baltimore, 251 h
j ( ictuber, 171'5 ; Died in Newport, 18th!
! August. 1870.”
j ('n the second side is the following : i
■G-frulua od at. Daltimore College;
1.-12 ; ml’a’l; -d to- the Baltimore Bari
l 1816 ; Del. gal'* to Maryland Legisla-|
: lure IF2H- leapre . illative to Con-gre.-s:
| i .-:’iS ; Fpcaker House of Delegates;
| 11 1 ’; Fee re-la ry of the Navy 1852:,
| Provo. 1 of I mversify of AlarvlaiuF
lssd: Fresideiit I’enbody Institute
. , i
Uu the third side is the following'
| tribute by a friend : “Author, States-j
mail Fatri J-. Ile adorned every path
• "vhieh L- J nt'-T'.d ; and, 'iltr aL ijpy ’
|and jirosjierous life, died ia all the
blessedness of a Christian hope.”
Tho work on this tasteful and beau-!
tiful structure is not yet fully corn-!
! pleted.
| Orders come, not only from all l
I States in the Union, but almost week-j
ly they receive commissions, including
1 the ‘West India Islands, South Amori- ■
|ca, Mexico and British Provinces, for
i articles of their manufacture. Asj
i hcrotoi'ore remarked, having made aj
| speciality of the peculiar business, its
extension and perfection became an!
'object of ambition, gratified only by;
: keeping pace with our progressive)
age as, manufacturers.
Aside from (ho building to which
j reference is here made, the proprietors
have another large establishment, at
No. HU South Charles street, 75 feet,
I front and 15.5 deep, whore rougher'
i work is done in it.- preliminary stages, j
! Here is In constant operation a largo
j mill for sawing marble into blocks or
j columns of any desirable siz.o, from!
; the rude stone. Ii is driven by a
: powerful steam engine, which likewise
propels rubbers, gangsaws, rippers.
I polishing beds and other necessary ;
i machinery. The sawing mill alone
I covers an area of eighty feet square.
• From thirty lo forty men—all skill
lid workmen—are regularly employed
at this factory.
j | HatUautre S.nturilmj 2\ljht. j
( '.TilftOrstOTVll ?Soss!si.
1-t Thursday week hieing A seen- j
i siou Day, many of the eitiz.ens of the 1
'town, in imitation of old Jz.aak \\ al
ii. a. went to ihe Mniiiieaev, and tried
iheir 1 ’ii-k at <•:i(• ■!:i?igr li.-h. At the
ittt mi I h of Long Branch some few were
■ ■audit, but generally il was 100 eouF
bu m'/ I lie dav for the suckers to bile.
The crops i-oiilinue to have a favor-1
able !n k. dtih iiigh a little rain is;
needed in many j daces.
Th" Moil nrraiigemeni- are hocom- \
ing more salisi’aetery.
The . 1 1• • 11 e bil-eof Mr. Fpliraili;
My," •, ■ HanLi,; - ;v- k 1 rid/.-.!
■>n i; ■ 1 ; deri -k n•• •!. .■>a - well pul
-:• i and i ■ innv in gi • 1 i-.militii.-ti. It 1
ia known -■ ye,.eg-, a.- 1 lie oh! ;
Ir. F-r.n Ji.iiic n farm, n• 1 for Hu
■-. r ••!' the pr-• ]■ i i• ■t■ ■)•, and hi-'
built by Arthur Thomas i'lemii g in
I 7-i i, uj- J! ■.- •• I fellow at ell tel lain -:
I !'ri--ii’! wiili ; lories ami mirth-i
f'd Imiii' r.
L, i thought Wh'; Sunday and
Mnd iv will iitl l ■i a good ia :ny
■ ■itfrom Hie I 'i-t i id t i Hu- i -wn,,
It ought to be a livi-L time.
William Ridge, s-.'ii of Cornelia-.j
n- i.lmg on I hinting cn-ok. i- a i-nI
I' ir ;he Ftar < 'il Burner h r (hvagei - 1
i.evil and Mi-! um-iov.n Di.-IrieVs.
This is a new light tha'l bun -1
lint ly, and i • cheap. Mr. Rid, ■ : j
1 a worthv man. and as he 1: 1 1 en '
: 111iet, d for th- pas! 12 or 15 yi an
with e!il'- I; ie rla’l’m..ti-U.l, lie lb--. ae.-i
110 I - pal |-"!li.1.
The la run r- are all through plant
in ' and re planting corn, and seem |
n ; fid to I'ivine I'r<>\idi-nec for!
\on a ling Hu in .- m-h a line pi i.-pcel 1
,„f g od cn ps. They seldom looked
j betl.T. ‘ |
! Wii.it is goiii/to be Hie pri of kav |
t!"“ on? ' ' j
There is some talk ot having an uld-
I’a-hi ni l 4th i 1’ -lulv Jubilee at the 1
Willow Springs this year. If the!
Mi "!i.-ini"stown an IGr D tin pi oj.io
will join in il migdit I"- m..d ■ a plea--
ant time. Bet u- revivo old memi-rii'-. 1
j Tie re is id Wavs something a!' - -ilt !
i, Id t'reagi r-'own a! Whitsuntide la Ii ;
1 dav - whi'-h is quite refiT -hing. True. [
1 •!ii old malulards are nearly all gone.)
1-ui the yotiiii' buy-and g.rl who have
grown up wit bin li.i- J-’ ‘• |Ua:Ui-r ol ..
eeiilnry think il n ’ d to meet ill this,
lime, as He ir ire-.!;d ol yon-, to come 1
together and talk over ike days ami
deeds of tho old grey-hi aded -ile-who
once gave law and tone to the magis
trate',- eouris and religious f"rvor oh
the Bi.-irii-t. Though old Frederic!; i
I Fii-lielbi.u'ger, Maj. Win. B. Hoad,
[John R. Curtis, Aliehaol /.imiiierman,
| Cap! Samuel Duvall, John Null, CM.
I Jacob Cramer, Jacob M- Donnell,
I Samuel Grimes. Abraham GTushon j
land John Wickham are missed Irimj
• their aocuslomod places, there still)
1 remain among the "old folks, Mrs.
Mathias. Mrs. Hoover.Grecnberry and !
Cornelius Ridge, Henry Fhryoek,
George Liiym.au and others who can
| bring nj> to memory the happy diiVs
ik-. v spent in years gone by in li-iening
j to the news reports, the merry gam
j buls Hie li.-hing parties the fox chases,
| the blackberry gathering-, the sqnir
; rid and jugeou hunting in ihe woods,
when all went merry as the field lark.
; Creagerslown was happy and prosper-j
i,:i ■ tin'll- why Miouldu tilbe so now?I
Mr. John ii. Holland, living near
the Willow Spring, lost a line cow a 1
ie\\ da\ - since, and had a merry time,
on la-t Monday to find her. He rode!
' HirenM. the mountain -cvcral times,
[SO. 83.
and had to go the other side of Mid
dletown before he recovered the lost
! auiuiid.
I 'lry and make it convenient to be
here on Whit-Mondav.
1 Allen lb Duvall, a. most excellent
; Printer, a graduate of the “Examiner”
! oftiue under the Proprietorship of
| Samuel Barnes, in writing fora Fred
erick paper (the I'u/iflcol In/i:t/ir/inccr
I by Charles Nagle), in ].S2'J, in giving
ian account ot the Croairerstown 1 )is
j tried, said —Its situation is high and
I commanding, presenting a beautiful
; vv.v of the Catociin Mountain ami
| surrounding country. The great draw
| back to its prosperity is the want of
good water and cheap access to mar
k'd. Ihe land immediately around
the town, although thin, could be im
, proved by lime and other fertilizers.
As a fruit region it has manv advan
| lages, and orchard-! thrive wonderful
ly. General ; 'aking It is a healthv
' region, all hough in J.sg.'l, the chills
| and lever, llux and bilious fevers pre
v,ailed loan alarming extent. Before
and sine then it has been healthv.—
Mr. 1 h anas Beatty, ia laving out
".Newtown had large expectations,
and thought it would become a man
ufacturing place ; and a central point
id attraction. Ihe waters of Hunting
i creek, hi.-hing crock and Owing-:’
j ''reek run through the JO-tricl, ambit
j is bounded on the Fontlieust bv the
I Monoeacy. (lame and tl.-ii appear to
i be plentiful in Ibis section, and the.
1 people devote a good deal ef their
time to hunting and /idling. Fowls
{"fall descriptions are easily raised in
this sect ion and poultry is cheap. As
,a buckwheat and (lax region it cannot
Well be surpa-sed. The people arc
home, pun and hospitable and impre
; tentions in their way. Creagerstown
one day ought to become a town of
note. J always enjoyed the Whitsuu
jlide holidays, lor no j'ooplo kept them
J in greater remembrance, and for whom
I fee! a higher regard.
Mr. Fli Ott, residing on the old
Middleblirg road, between Boekv
ll'T-e and Monoeacy, has built a new
j brick mansion.
Mr. John Jl. Stoner is about putting
I tip :l ll( m frame building on his fai.li
"High Germauv,” on UwinoT creek
■ m ■■■ Fi . Id mill.
! ‘aniel < laugh, living on Fandv Bun,
tie; r Hunting neck, the old Sliriwr
' larm, about two miles trom Creagers
town, ha - imoiieod the erection (;C a,
1 new i .Vo : uy laid; building. Mr. (1.
1 v giv .1 in lustre has brought bis
tana to a high stale of cultivation.
A new Lutheran Church at Boekv
Ifi'lg'' ■' ■ !’ ken of a-: in eentmnphi
ti->n of i recti m.
Mn J( sink ,Sn ■ A, residing ul i nt 2
miles from J.ewi town and 1 I-2 from
rti "a. lam Just ju.d pul up a frame ad
dition to bis building.
Altogether. ( reagvrs j own and < 'n a
' U‘rsl"Wn k’islriet li: - caught the ma
nia for improvement. X. V. /.
Fni:i'i:iucK ary. mauyi.asu.,
! F. B. CABLIN', Proprietor.
{ Tilts poplliar illiil well known Hotel,
i having been thorough' renovated, oilers
many advantage.- lo the (ravelling pni lie.
| (he txlenor ot tin- lintel, which I, now
| i’onr stories, presents n heatilUhl apjn ar
( mice, and will eompiire favorably with any
j >tmeture of tin kind in (he Mate The in-
I ire alTani'vinents of the Hole! are in keep
' ina villi ils out i\acd appeuranee, and i.
i supplied with e\a ry mod. ru improvement
and eonveilh-iiee, and has hi ell new ly fnr
i nislu d tlii'oimiiout at a very la avy co: t. Mo
1 pains or expenses will he' omitted to pro
{ mote tin- eomforl of gne-ls.
\ Tlii; enviable repnlation the I fold has
auapiiivd since the undersigned l.nslakin
I charge of i, lands : ■ - the na : sail-fael.-ry
I evidence of his ahilily I> j i:c ali who
; may tin or him wil h their palron.-ase.
There is allaehed lo the 11 .1.1 as; anions
Hilliard Boon,, newly fi St t■ I up a Harm r
Shop, llalh 1 lem-e. A:e.
! Attentive and poiim servants will always,
hein attendance to wait upon gmrlsduring
the day or :it any hour of lin- night.
FBAM'K H. C.Vltl.lX',
! apl tfi-iy I’roprieior.
| The indi..na genlhuiian who n.-ed to
| bite oil'snakes' heads has gone where
| the violets arc 1 dooming, i1 is practice
j realized just about .- lamps emaigh to
I pay for his eotlin and burial lot.
I Cmi. George B. McClellan and fim
j ilv board permanontlv at the Fifth
Avenue Hotel in XWV.uk.
The Chicago A 'mu no Afiiil comes
out strongly for Secretary George F.
Botllwell lor President.
The deepest excavation in tin' Uni
ted States is a copper mine near Lake
Superior. It is I.oUU feet deep.—
Plenty of copper can be found in the
I Catoctin Mountain, without going
j down into the bowels of the earth ono
j twentieth the distance.
According to the Boston Advertincr
'palm-leaf liats are made in every
State in New England, except Khodo
i Whirlwinds and tornadoes are bc
’ coining freoueat ia iho West.

xml | txt