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ALEX. P. BEATTY, Editor and Proprietor. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1876. DEATH OF REVERDY JOHNSON. The sudden and tragic death of the Hon. Record/ Johnson, which occur red in the court yard of the Gover nor’s Mansion, at Annapolis, on the evening of Thursday, 10th instant, has created a profound sensation and feeling of regret not only in this State, but throughout the United States and Europe. It is not our purpose to pronounce a eulogy upon the deceased as a law yer, a statesman, a diplomatist and patriot—that has already been done by far abler hands—but to give the salient points and prominent events of his long and distinguished career. Reverdy Johnson was born in the City of Annapolis, May 21,1706. IT is family on his father's side were of English descent, and on that of his mother French, and his ancestors were among the earliest settlers in Mary land, several of them holding promi nent positions under the colonial go vernment. llis father, John Johnson, was an eminent lawyer, and was suc cessively Attorney General, a Judge of the Court of Appeals, and Chan cellor of the State. llis mother was a daughter of Reverdv Ghisclin, who was long known as Commissioner of iho Land Office at Annapolis. Mr. Johnson was educated at St. John's College, Annapolis, leaving the institution at sixteen years of age. He then read law under his father, and was for a lime a student in the office of the late Judge Stevens. lie was admitted to the bar and began to practice law at Upper Marlborough, Prince George’s county, in 1815, when only in his twentieth year. Ho,was soon appointed by the Attorney Gen eral of the State his deputy for the judicial district, remaining in that position till November, 1817. He then removed to Baltimore and en tered upon his brilliant career as a lawyer. He was the professional and intimate companion of Luther Martin, vi i, iivbo.r OvjoUluc Harper, Win. Pinkney, Thomas Kell, ' Roger Brooke Taney, John V. L. Mc-j Mahon, Wm. Wirt, John Buchanan and other men famous at the bar of Maryland. In 1817 ha was appointed Chief Commissioner of Insolvent Debtors. In IS2I he was elected to the Mary land State Senate, and in IS2G he was re-elected for another term, the late Philip E. Thomas, the first Presi dent of the Ballimoro and Ohio Rail road, as the elector for the City of Baltimore, casting his vote for him . But before completing his term, ho re signed his position as State Senator, and devoted himself exclusively to the practice of law until 1845, when he was elected to the United Senate by (he Whigs, where he was the asso ciate of Clay and Webster, John M. Clayton and other leading members of that body. JnTS49 he resigned his seat in the Senate to accept the position of Attor ney General tendered him by Presi dent Taylor. On the death of Presi dent Taylor and the accession of Mr. Fillmore, Mr. Johnson retired and re sumed the practice of his profession, and was retained in almost cverv im-| portant cause in Maryland and the Supreme Couit. In 1851 he was employed by an I English house to argue an important j case against the United States Govern-! ment before the joint English andj American commission in London, | where ho received much attention from the public men and members of the English bar. In 1569-G1 ho was sent as one of the Maryland Delegates to the Peace 1 Convention assembled at Washington, j In 1861 he was sent Horn Baltimore | county to the House of Delegates, and i after the capture of New Orleans he i was sent to that city by President j Lincoln, as special commissioner, to! revise the decisions of Gen. Butler, the military commandant, in regard to several important matters. In IS6I-62, ho was elected to the United States Senate, ami in March, 1863, resumed his seat in that body, after an absence of fourteen years, participating in all thcleading debates As a Senator, Mr. Johnson voted againstthe hant-arfeu.sr.t T.t..;,- In the summer of 1868 Mr. John son was appointed Minister to Eng land and the appointment was imme diately confirmed. In England he was the recipient of honors never be fore paid to an American Ambassa dor. He visited different portions of the kingdom, and was everywhere met by a popular ovation and ban queted in the chief commercial and manufacturing cities. He negotiated the treaty for the settlement of the Alabame Claims. Since 1850 up to his death ho was employed in many important cases before the Courts of Baltimore, the Court of Appeals of Maryland and the Supremo Court of the United States. Mr, Johnson was married Nov. 16, 1819, to Miss Mary Mackall Bowie, daughter of Gov. Robert W. Bowie, of Prince George’s county. His wife died in 1873. He leaves twelve chil dren, about fifty grand-children, and several great-grandchildren. Hon. Reverdy Johnson was found dead in the yard of the Governor’s Mansion as above stated. He had gone to Annapolis that da ,r to argue the case of Medcalf vs. Brooklyn Life Insurance Company. By invitation of the Hon. John Lee Carroll, he became his guest at the Executive Mansion on arriving in Annapolis. The Gov ernor invited Chief Justice Barlol and several other gentlemen to meet Mr. Johnson at dinner at the man sion. They dined at about 5:30 p. m. At dinner Mr. Johnson appeared to he in excellent spirits and in his usual health, and entertained the company by his conversation and relating an ecdotes. After dinner ho suddenly asked the Governor to con luct him j into the parlor. He took the Gover nor’s arm, and walking into the par i lor sat down on a sofa. The Governor proposed to have coffee there, but Mr. Johnson replied, “No, if you want to smoko, rejoin your guests and smoke." The Governor replied to him, “Very well, we will join you in a few min utes," and returned to (he dining room ; hut fooling uneasy about leav ing Mr. Johnson alone, proposed to go into the parlor and join him. Mr. Chailes G. Kerr, his son-in-law, who had come into the dining room freshly arrived from Baltimore by the even ing train, after Mr. Johnson had left the table, said, “No, he always takes a nap after dinner, and I suppose he lias gone to sleep.” The company then went on smoking and talking, and while they were doing so, one of the Govern or V servants appeared at the door, and called him out, tolling him Mr. Johnson was lying in the yard on the stones. There the great man was found dead, it is supposed he went out of the parlor i.oto the yard, where he slipped and fell, pre cipitated his head against some sharp stones, cracking his skull, causing al most instant death. Thus has a great man fallen in Israel—the greatest le gal luminary in Maryland, anl per haps in the United States. it is reported tiiat Mr. Johnson had many years since effected an insur ance upon his life for SIOU,OOO. At the annual meeting of the Mary land Editorial Association held at Annapolis city, on the Bth .nstant, a toast was offered to Gov. Carroll by President "Wilson, wishing him long life and happiness, to which he briefly responded in an exceedingly neat and appropriate manner, acknowledging his high appreciation of the public press as an instrument of good, wish ing success hsncclorth to those con nected therewith. He desired to see that great intellectual lever and mighty auxiliary to civilization con ducted in such manner as to continue outworking paramount purposes of truth, sound principle, virtue and re finement by properly instructing the' people of our country. The Republicans of Pennsylvania are going to press Governor Hartranft as their Presidential candidate. — Conkling, Hayes, Blaine, Morton and Was burne are not to be the only contestants. "Addition, Division and Silence’’ are to bo elements in the; canvass. Pennsj'lvania will fight for j Hartranft. If nominated he will make a powerful vote. The invitation which the Plymouth Church wishes to extend to the Con gregational churches throughout the country, to sit in the "Advisory Coun cil,” are being generally declined. The leading churches of "the country ! evidently do not want to ’ : mi xc lain , -Pi >"i ••• The New York Herald thinks that when Prince Bismarck save: "We live in a state cf the most profound peace; we have no wish for conquest; we are contented with what we pos sess ; we have no thought of threaten ing any one,” that it is high time to look out for a declaration of war in some direction. Of course Germany needs peace, hut Bismarck should not say so, lest the skeptical should doubt it. Two children of President Taylor arc still living, Mrs. Bettie T, Dan ilridge, formerly Mrs. Bliss, living at Winchester, Va., and Gen. Bichard Taylor, of Louisiana, a Lieutenant General in the Confederate Army. Wni. A. Piper, the Democratic member of Congress from San Fran cisco, California, owns 200 acres of land within the limits of that city. It Congress shouldn't pay this Piper he woold not mind it much, a.; The Courier-Journal rightly ranks Mr. Fruit and Mrs. Fruits, of Indiana, among the first Fruits of the earth, the one being 113 and the other 111 years old. Senator Christiancy, of Michigan, aged 64, on Tuesday married Miss Lugenbeel, a dork in the Treasury Department. Generals Fitzhngh Lee, George B. McClellan and Ambrose E. Burnside will probably bo the respective field officers of the Southern, Middle States and New England battalions of the Centennial Legion. Kentucky permits her Legislators i to take three daily papers during the I session, and generously pays for them too, but Kansas, we learn from an exchange, pays for thirteen newspa pers for her legislators. MKCIIANJVSTO li'-V MARKETS. Corrected Weekly l>ll Geo. W. StocMale. Thursday, Feb.l7 FLOUR $0 50a 7 On WHITE WHEAT 1 20 a 1 3o It El) WHEAT 1 35 a 1 30 It YE 70 a 75 CORN 15 a 50 OATS 35 a 40 CLOVERSEED 7 00 a 7 50 POTATOES 'lO a 00 APPLES 50 a 80 MARRIED MOSER—SARGENT —ln Marlinsbnrg, West Virginia, on llie Bth instant, by the Rev. .1. I). Freed, Mr. Samuel l>. Moser to Mbs Amanda E. Sargent, both of Morgan county, West Va. UIILER—RIDDLEMOSER.—-On the Bth j instant, at the residence of (be bride’s father, in Smitlislmrg, Washington eo., by Rev. F. -V Richardson, Mr. Marion Elder, of Carroll county, to Miss Emma .1., daughter of Dr. W. A. Rid llemoser,; of Washington county, Md. BERN'S—MARKET,. —On the 3d instant, j bv Rev. J. S. Kciffer. Mr. Henry M j Burns, of Chewsvilie. Wash in stun eo,, Md., to Miss Motile E. Market of Me cb inicstown, Md. HOOPER—ZIMMERMAN.—On the Ist instant, at Hie Lutheran Parsonage, in Frederick city, by the Rev. Dr, Diehl, William H. Hooper to Miss Susan E. Zimmerman, both of Frederick City, MORRIS—FRA 1-EV. —On the 25th of December, 1875, by Phiticas Rogers, Kstp Stewart T. Morris to Miss Sarah Fi.dey, both cf this county. DIMOND—HOFFMAN.-- On January 25,187iJ, near Myersville, by Elder A Cost, Mr. David Dimond, of Washington county, to Miss Susan M. Huffman, of Middletown Valley. ECKKNHODE—ORNDORFF.- On the 15th instant, at Ml. St. Mary's Catholic j Church, by Hie Rev. John A. Wntterson, Mr. Vincent Eekenrodu to Miss Emma Urndorff, daughter of Mr. A. F. Ontdorff, of Franklinville. [Accompanying the above announce ment we acknowledge the receipt of a bountiful supply of “wedding trimmings” —bride's cake, and all the etceteras. Joy and long life to the happy pair. May their ways he ways of pleasantness and all their paths be paths of peace.]— Ed. C. DIED. CREEGER —ln Saint Louis, Missouri, on the 2d of February, 187t>, after a very painful illness of two months, Mary Ella Keen, aged 23 years and 10 months, formerly of" Baltimore county, Mary land, wife of Jacob F. Creeger, and son of Elder James Creeger, of Mechanics town, Md. Her remains were deposited for the present in a vault in Bollefou laiue cemetery of Saint Louis. BOYLE. —On Hie morning ol Hie OH) in stant, in Westminster, Elizabeth Maria di.'ie. wife of Col. John Brooke Boyle, in the (>3d year of her age. STULL- —At his residence in North Mar ket street, Frederick, January Ist, 1870, Joshua Stull, aged 58 years, 11 months and 5 days. DORSEY.—In the City of Baltimore, on Tuesday, the Bth instant, Dr. Robert E. Dorsey, formerly a resident and prac ticing physician of the City of Freder ick, in the 80lh year of ids age. STOUFFER.—On the 14Hi instant, near Franklinville, Mcchanicstown District, Mrs. Eli Stouflcr, aged 03 years, 11 mos. and 14 days. BUSSARD. —Near Wolf’s old tavern, in Hauver's District, on the 14th instant. Mrs, Samuel Bussard, aged about 40 years, CHAPMAN.-At Blue Ridge Summit, Franklin county. Pa., Hie residence of bis father. Hon. John Lee Chapman, Mr. I C, v. .1 l H, 1 •’ SEEDS! SEEDS!) HAVE on hand a very large and com plete assortment of Briggs & Bro’s. CELEBRATED GARDEN SEEDS, from the largest seed house in the world. Merchants supplied on same terms from us as if ordered direct. STEWART & PRICE, feb. 18-tf Frederick City. OUBLE TREES and jockey sticks. Have on iiand a large lot of Government Double Trees and Jockey Sticks, which we are soiling off for less than cost of making, at the Agricultural Store of STEWART & PRICE, feb. 18-tf Frederick, Md. OFFICE OF COUNTY COMMIS SIONERS. Fkkdkrick, Md., Feb. 15,1870. The County Commissioners for Freder ick County will meet at their Office in the Court House, for general business, on Monday, the 21st inst., at 10 o’clock a. m. County Constables who have not yet bonded will take notice. By order, 11. F. STEINER, Clerk. Feb. 18 Iw RUNNING OFF WINTER STOCK OF iDia'ar (bqxdido* BAKER & CARMACK, NO. 0 WEST PATRICK St. FREDERICK, MD. A UK now offering many inducements _/ jLto cash purchasers f r Hie JVEXT THIRTY DAYS. We have a large stock and arc deter mined to dispose of many goods at Tory Low Figures! SPECIAL PRICES TO ALL CASH BUYERS. febii-tf b. AC- Grand Square and Upright pia no s I T AVING received Hie highest enco I 1 minms wherever they have, been in troduced MADE OF THE VERY BEST MATERIALS THROUGHOUT, they are nevertheless offered at prices that will compare favorably with those of any first class manufactory on this continent. The best is always the cheapest, and hence purchasers of STIFFF PIANOS will find a satisfactory equivalent for their money The lasting quality of their instruments is fully attested by the many Educational and other Institutions, in Hie Southern States especially, where over 400 are in daily use, and by the unanimous verdict oflbc best performers of this and other countries. Terms as favorable as is con sistent with the times, and every instal ment fullv warranted for five years. We are aLo agents for the Southern States of the “Matchless Burden Organ," which speak for themselves. A full sup ply constantly in store, and sold ou the most reasonable terms. Fiflv Second-hand plan, s alwavs on hand, at prices ranging from |is to .S3OO. For logue, address, HI. Sliell, No. 0 North Liberty St., Feb 1 Cm Baltimore, Md. m WM. H. RAMSBURG, Taking into consideration the partial fail ure of the While Crop, and the low prices of the same, and knowing Hie scarcity of money which follows, will give to all those w ho may visit my store a full benefit of low prices and very small profits in Dry Goods and Notions. My slock consists of bleached and un bleached Muslins, Calicoes, Flannels, Can ton Flannels, Ac., Ac. nil Ito (■oudH Department, Complete Cambrick Edges a great special ty, Towels In endless variety; anything you want in Hie Notion line; Hosiery, all grades; Children's Striped Hose ns low as 10 cents per pair, and not more than 30 cents per pair for the very best. In my DRESS Goods Department I cannot be undersold. My Stock of BLACK ALFACAS is acknowledged by wholesale men to be cheaper than they can sell them. To MOURNING GOODS I will give especial attention. If selling at low prices will build a repu tation, 1 am determined to do so. My stock you will find complete. Considering the short time I have been in business, 1 i foci flattered at the very liberal trade 1 have been doing All those who have bought goods at my store have been pleased, and call to see me again. Come one, come all, and sec for yourselves, at No. 13 North Market St., Frederick, Mil. WM. H. RAMSBURG. JonT-tf l-XTEW GARDEN SEEDS.—Just rc- I XN reived new Garden, Flower and Field SEEDS from D. M. Ferry & Co’s., sored ! nursery, Detroit, Mich., and for sale at, GILDS A Go's. | RYE, CORN and OATS i \ V wanted by , geo. W. STOCKS!)ALE, i Northeast corner of Carroll street. : jan.2B tf !T’or business cards. r <• V’ V AT MO> <*F!'U' 1 ' THE HEW “DOMESTIC,” A DOUBLE THREAD LOCK-STITCH MACHINE* |T retains all the virtues of ihc T ighl-Runniug " DOMESTIC/* including the Automatic PATENT iwKDENi V CONICM. HE VRINOS on both the Machia, * nd o“ n ncw and old idea*, worked out with brand new Mo inner. and T..U at in the buv city t.f Newark, New Jersey, have civet. t.s ,t ..vtarl of MKCHANItAI. I.XCKU I.ENCE, Minimum of Frirtimt, Maximum of I'u;.i ...ty, a..a rang-; of w nk, m-ttr hereto. ore reached in the Sewing Machine world. TO THIS STATEMENT AND THE MACHINE ITSELF We invite the attention of all, eepecially those having high mechanical akill or observation. N. !!. All Machine* fully warranted. DOMESTIC SEWiWC MACHINE CO., 3N<*W York mul CltUfiigo. LADIES, USE “DOMESTIC” PAPER FASHIONS. Look! Look!! FURNITURE SHOP. ]Vext door to .Martin's Confectionery. IK ci'iiunicHtovu, Md. Every description of FURNITURE MADE TO ORDER Al short notice and on reasonable terms. Particular attention given to REPAIRING OF ALL KINDS. Having bad considerable experience in the UNIMIBTAKISG business I guarantee to give satisfaction to all who may favor me with their patron age. Terms moderate. WM. G. SHAFER. novs Cm $ Hard Times No More. $ fareCanh. Why waste money, why psj $•.: for a thing that costs To cents. Reader, save money. The great N. K. dollar Sale, since 187.1, has sold goods to 125,000 pro pie. It now has SS"O 000 worth of new, useful, valuable goods on hand. It buys solely of first hands and from manufac turers. It saves 25 to 50 per cent, to its patrons every time. Our Stock consists of fine gold jewelry, silver and silver plated ware, glassware, cutlery, dry goods, hosiery, gloves, gro ceries, teas, coffees, and too,ooo articles in fancy goods ; also, 4,000 elegant if .’ and £5 books, and thousands of articles and all al $1 each. Samples to show quality, Ac., of our jewelry we will send any of the following for ll’ench with postage. Try one article snd we shall have your order for SIOO worth. We mail fine'gold chased or plain, wedding, onyx, moss agate, amethyst, or topez ring, only $1.0!!, gents superb hair chain. $1.12, ladies’ elegant opera chains, $1.15, solid gold masonic or I O O F pins. 11.03, gent’s cluster diamond pin, $1,05, superb'ladies full set pin and car drops, cither gold, enameled, coral bar. jet, spar, coralinc or pearl, only $1,12, splendid set sleeve buttons or studs. SI,OO, elegant jet and gold bracelets, $1,15 fine gold pencil, stone head, SI,OO, coin silver fruit knife, i SI,OO, elegant silver cup, frosted and gold lining, $1.12, four fine plated dessert spoons, $1,12, fine meerschaum pipe in ease, SI,OO. But" Hut—But Wc cannot here give a I list of 10,000 articles. This paper will not 1 hold our immense list, therefore, send for our paper, the Almighty dollar, circulars, I Ac., Ac. We can save money to yon; i make ten dollars go as far as fifteen Wo I want agents in every town Apply soon. No risk. No money needed. We are en dorsed by 47,000 delighted patrons. Sec five hundred letters printed in onr paper. Wc send by mail, express, railroad, or CO D. Srtisfaetion given or your money returned. No "order slips,” "tickets,” or humbug. Remember, wc sell everything at sl. <)nc Out. Bend a postal card for all needed documents. We need 10.000 ladies as agents. We supply nil soils of dry goods, Ac., Ac- Send now Don’t wait, or some other one will get in ahead. Send only to H.ORMISTON A Co , N. E. DOLLAR SALE, !Jo Bromfleld St., Boston, Mas*. 500 Vols. In One. Agents wanted for the Library of POETRY AND SONG ■ Being Choice selections from the best | Fuels. English, Scotch, Irish and Amer- I ican.hv | WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT. ; If one had the complete works of all the •viets, itself a laigc library, costing from 1 SSOO to SI,OOO, he would not gain in a lifetime, perhaps, so comprehensive a knowledge ol the poets themselves, their best productions, the period during which I hey wrote, end the places honored by their birth, as from this elegant volume. The handsomest and cheapest book extant. Having an immense sale. Extra terms. 1 Send for circular. ■.I I!, roll’) A CO.. I ...1. Ili "I Prk Plan '7. V T BARGAIN*! BARGAINS!! TO HF, HAD AT THE WARE HOUSE. I. CARROLL Street. Closing out my slock at Reduced Prices For Cash, Consisting of Groccrier, Bacon, hardware 1 ’cutlery, wooden and w Blow ware a lot ol OHIO STONE WAKE, <• i such as jars, milk pans and crocks, f) OILS, FAINTS. FAINT BRUSHES i a lot of notions of different kinds, TOBACCO AND CIGARS _i k shovels, forks, picks, mattocks, a cheap lot U OF HATCHET?. FLANKS, SAWS >! CHISELS, AUGERS. LOCKS. ;i HINGES, SCREWS, Ac 1 Also, a lot of good plows which will ho ’■ sold cheap. Flense call and see. I will continue lo keep *; Different Kinds Of Coal, 5j WALT, FMBTEB mid fi| I'EimLIZERN, .chops and mill feed, constantly on hand. I . w ill Imy all kinds of grain and produce, r green apples and dried fruits, and anything 7 timl can be sold. Will pay the highest ' market prices in cash or trade. GEO. W. STOCKSDALK. r oct22-tf Mechanicstown, Md New Goods! New Goods! I’ BOOTS, SHOES, A GAITERS, .’ of every stile, quality and price t / ■'GNMSTING in part ns follows: Ist t \ J 'l'he 1;| GIAIIi^TEED 1 CARLISLE “I BOOTS AND SHOES, n for men, women and children. Also, the I best makes of r BUTXSKORB WORK, c Together with all kinds of Eastern Work, i. as cheap as the cheapest, 5 PER CENT. OFF FOR CASH. r r l SP RING RED BOTTOMS, ?| NEW PATENT, ’’jivilh invalid attachment, aekonwledged by II everybody to be the best Spring Bottom ' out, and we have the solo privilege of sell , ing them in this county. Call and ' sample. ( n J. J. HENSHAW. ( We arc also agent for the Patent Spring Bed TERRITORY OF THIS STATE, except the city of Baltimore, which is al ready disposed of. Any person wishing to purchase a county or counties in this State it;will get them at Patentees prices. A rare chance lo make money easy and ■fast. J. J. HENSHAW, I july?:J-ly. Mechanicstown uj Mkchanicstown, Aug. 84, ’73. J Dr. J.-T. Henshew, Dear Sir Al the so nilicitalion of Messrs. Silas A. Thompson A ~jCliaiTcs Kendrick, patentees of the pco- I, pie’s Spring Bed Bottom, I examined the v ‘same very carefully and do most cheerfully '. ’commend its use to every family, ns furm ! lure absolutely necessary—superior to the Invalid’s chair—especially in ensesof sick ness <d a chronic nature and fraetnml ’liinbs. Wit, Wmrr. M. ) i.