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Advertisements inserted in these col
umns as local notices at 20 cts. per line.
July snake yarns are briskly uncoil
The County Commissioners will
meet on the 19th of this month.
For the convenience of taxpayers
Sheriff I.loyd will visit Berlin on Sat
urday next, 16th inst.
The Masons will have a grand time
at Berlin and Ocean City on Thursday
Invalid wives and mothers quickly
restored to health by using Brown’s
Iron Bitters.
Much to the regre* of their man}'
friends in this place, Mr. and Mrs. Dr.
D Claude Handy left us on Thursday’s
steamer for Annapolis.
There will be preaching in the
Presbyterian Church in Snow Hill to
morrow, morning and evening, at the
usual hours.
For Chills and Fevers, Biliousness,
Headache, &c., take J, M. Laroque’s
Anti Bilious Bitters. 25 cents a pa
per, ft a bottle. J2.2t.
When you go to Rehoboth stop at
the Douglass House. Its popular pro.
prietor will make you feel at home and
you will not regret having taken our
Fourteen hundred barrels of new
potatoes and apples went to New York
one day last week by theO. D Steam
er. The potatoes brought from $2. 75
to $3.00 per barrel.
Ice For Sale.— The undersigned is
now prepared to supply housekeepers
and consumers generally with first-class
ice, in large or small quantities, upon
moderate terms. John P. Moore,
May 7 tf Snow Hill.
Photography. —W. \V. Seeler, of
Philadelphia, has again taken charge
of his rooms at Ocean City, and will
remain for the season. Photographs
and pictures of every description taken
in the l>est style, at city prices. When
you visit Ocean City drop in. ju9>m.
The M. E Festival at Basket Town
on Monday was well patronized.
About 1.500 persons were present, and
the nett proceeds amounted to over
s3°o—in consequence of which (to
gether with other blessings) Bro. Pret
tyman will to morrow pray longer and
oftener and sing louder than ever,
" Praise God from whom all blessings
“Luke’s Point ’ a place in the upper
part of this county, near Bishopville,
was the scene of a tragedy on July 4th.
Two men by the name of Walker and
Collins got into a quarrel, when Collins
1 drawing a revolver, shot Walker in the
j V*e i ust ‘he eye. Walker fell
and was picked up alive but the latest
reports say that he is dying The cause
of the quarrel is unknown Walker
was a man of bad repute, having served
a term in the Maryland penitentiary.
Collins has left for parts unknown.
Thosk who visited Ocean City on
Monday spent the day in a very enjoy
able manner. The bathing was “just
splendid,” good accommodations were
provided at the hotels, and there were
no disturbances during the day. In
the evening Col. Selby treated the visi
tors to a display of fireworks in front
of Congress Hall, and those who were
fond of the amusement participated in
the pleasures of a hop in the spacious
and elegantly furnished parlor of the
above-named hotel. The Worcester
and Wicomico roads did a good busi
The closing exercises of Public
School No. 2, at Poplartown, were
held on Wednesday evening last. Des
pite the intense heat, the large building
which had been temporarily construct
ed for the purpose was crowded with
an intelligent and appreciative au
dience. The exercises consisted of
orations, declamations, dialogues, tab
leaux, instrumental and vocal music,
etc., and the entertainment throughout
was a very pleasant one, reflecting
much credit upon both teacher and his
interesting pupils. Owing to a delayed
postal card the Italian band which had
been engaged failed to put in an ap
perrance, and the music for the occa
sion was furnished by the Berlin Brass
Band. Under the tutorship of its pres
ent teacher, Mr. John M. Richardson
the school at Poplartown is attaining
to a high degree of excellence.
A Homicide —William Conner, the
negro who was stabbed by a colored
woman named Em Lindsey, at the
Furnace, two weeks ago to-day, died
on Monday last. The cause of his
death is said to have been as follows :
The deceased has a son who some time
since deserted his wife and " took up ”
with the woman Lindsey. His father
objected to the latter arrangement, and
in company with his wife went to the
house of Em to remonstrate with her
in regard to her allowing his son to
live with her. Angry words passed
between the two, and during a scuffle
which ensued. Conner was stabbed in
the breast with some sharp instrument
which made a wound about two inches
long and penetrated his right lung.—.
An inquest was held upon the body of
the deceased on Tuesday morning,
when the jury rendered a verdict in
accordance with the above facts. After
the death of her victim the woman
came into town and delivered herself
to the authorities, and is now in jail,
where she will remain until the Octo
ber term of the Circuit Court. She
Alleges that she did the deed in self
Ecclesiastical and Scriptural Notes. 1
Baptism Not to make mention of
corroborative evidence of the primitive
Church —for Scriptural authority for
baptism—even including adequate au
tliority for infantile baptism—the read
er may refer to the following: St.
Matthew 28, 19 —18, 2,3, 4,5, 6, 10,
14,-19, 14; St John 3,3, 5. 22,
23 ; St. Mark 16, 16 ; St Luke iS, 16 ;
Titus 3,5, 6; 1 Cor. 1, 16; Acts, 2, |
38, 39, 41 —8, 12, 38,-16, 13, 14, 1
115,-22,16; Eph. 5, 26; 1 Peter 3, i
21 ; Gal 3, 27.
Baptismal Regeneration—The opin
ion ot Episcopalians generally relative !
to this subject depends upon the mean
ing attached to the word regeneration.
Using it in the sense of a change of
heart, I do not hold it, and suppose
others do not. In another sense the
Episcopal Church maintains it, and we
believe it to be true ; the Presbyterian
and Methodist formulae also seem to
teach it with that same meaning; it
has often been said they do not in any
sense, but that is clearly a mistake.
I have not known more than one
author who apparently gave to it the
meaning of a change of heart. A few
years ago, the House of Bishops of the
Episcopal Church in the United States
declared that there was no moral
change in baptism. That cesolution
surprised many Episcopalians who did
not perceive the cause of, or reason in,
it, most of whom perhaps preferred
that body had withheld expression on
that point.
The word regeneration, when alone,
is ordinarily used in a sense different
from the word in the expression Bap
tismal regeneration. Hence in the
Methodist Article it is employed in a
sense different from that in the Metho
dist Catechism.
The corresponding word in the
Greek, paleggenetia, from pa/in, again,
and giuoMii , to be, I believe will not
specially aid us in interpretation ; but
since some reader might think it would,
it is mentioned
I will here quote the following words 1
(or nearly the same language as that)
of an able and distinguished divine,
| the late Bishop hittingham, in a ser
mon preached to Presbyterians in
1829 : “ Vt hen we speak of regenera
| tion in baptism, we do not mean by
that word what most denominations
use it to express - the change of heart.”
(He meant some persons and not de
nominations strictly.) “We adhere '
closely to the use of the word in Scrip
ture while ’ some * others have given it
a new meaning which it has not there.
A change of state, an admission to new
condition and relations, is the proper
meaning of the term regeneration.” I
believe it is found in only two places
in the Bible—Math. 19, 28 -Titus 3,
5— and in one “ it is expressly distin
guished from the the renewing of the
Holy Ghost and made the consequence
of washing, that is Baptism.” “ The
change of heart we do most explicitly ,
recognize as indispensable to salvation
and we do not consider it as effected
in baptism. The regeneration which
we speak of in that ordinance is simply
a change of state, from being out of
covenant without title to the promises’
(under ordinary circumstances) ‘to the
condition of heirs of the promises, by
the gift of grace connected with God '
through Christ.” The above statement
that some others have given it a new
meaning can only be true when applied
to some individuals, and the speaker
did not allude to formulas.
Words of formulae will now be quoted
—in all of which you will perceive the
term regeneration has identical import.
In the 27th article of the Prayer Book
we read as follows : -** Baptism is not
only a sign of profession * * *
but it is also a sign of Regeneration or
New Birth, whereby as by an instru
ment they that receive Baptism rightly
are grafted into the Church ; the prom
ises of the forgiveness of sin and of
our adoption to be the sons of God by
the Holy Ghost arc visibly signed and
sealed; faith is confirmed and grace
increased by virtue of prayer unto
God ” And in the Office of baptism,—
“ Seeing these persons are now regen
erate," * * * or, n Seeing this
child is now regenerate." * * *
In the 17th Methodist article a part
of the same language is used as fol
lows :—“ Baptism is not only a sign
of profession * * * but it is also
a sign of regeneration or the new
birth.” * * *
In the Confession of Faith, page 149
of standard edition of the Constitution
of the Presbyterian Church, the follow
ing words occur :•• Baptism is a sac
rament * * * to be a sign and
seal of the covenant of grace, of in
grafting into Christ, of regeneration,
of remission of sins.” * * * On
page 152 we read, “ Grace and salva
tion are not so inseparably annexed
unto it, as that no person can be re
generated or saved without it, or that
all that are baptized are undoubtedly
regenerated.” Nearly all Christians of
the present day probably believe that;
it is perfectly compatible with all the
foregoing and following formulae. On
same page, —“ The grace promised is
not only offered, but really exhibited
and conferred by the Holy Ghost.”
* * * In the larger catechism, on
page 355 °f the same work, we find
the following :—“ Baptism is to be ad
ministered but once with water to be a
sign and seal of our regeneration and
ingrafting into Christ, and that even
to infants.”
Let the reader now hear what non-
Episcopal writers have said upon the
subject. Says Dr. Bushnell, a modern
author, —“ We hold that baptized
children are members of the Church,
confided to its watch. There is no
reason why a principle of Divine life
may not be imparted in infancy as
well as after sin has hardened the sen
sibility and bronzed the soul in guilt.”
I will particularly invite attention to
the following words of that eminent,
able defender of the Christian faith,
John i'alvin :
“ God by baptism promises re
mission of sins, and will fulfil
the promise to all believers.’ ‘ln bap
tism God regenerates us, engrafts us
into the society of his Church and
makes us his children by adoption.”
(Calvin’s Institutes, Book 4, ch. 15-17.)
The fact that so many persons have
thought the Episcopal Church to be the
only Protestant body teaching bap
tismal regeneration has sometimes
caused the charge that that church does
1 not hold the doctrine of a change of i
heart as essential to Christianity. (It
j is above intimated that the change of
heart is a different thing.) In order
to ascertain whether that charge is
verified by the Prayer Book, the reader
may refer to the offices of Baptism and
Confirmation, and the most prominent
portions of the Liturgy. Examine the
10th, itth, 12th, and the closing, sen
tences of the Litany. I might call at
tention to many of the prayers, spe
cially the collect for Ash-Wednesday,
as follows :—-‘Almighty and everlast
ing God, who hatest nothing that thou
hast made, and dost forgive the sins of
all those who are penitent; create and
make in us new and contrite hearts,
that we worthily lamenting our sins,”
etc. The Liturgy, in its various parts,
infuses repentance, a holy life, and
faith in the Gospel ot cur Lord Jesus
Christ. P.
to be continued.
Masonic Celebration.
At a called meeting of Evergreen
Lodge, No. 153, A F. & A. M., of
Berlin, Md., held on the sth of July,
it was resolved that, having taken pos
session of their new hall, the 14th inst
be appointed a day for celebrating the
same in a manner befitting the occa
The programme commences at 10
o clock in the morning, and will not
finish until late the same night.
Hon. Charles H. Gibson, of Easton,
Md, Rev. G. H. Ray, of Va., and
Rev. G. W, Wilcox, of Del., will ad
dress the brethren on Masonic sub
jects, yet in such a manner as to inter
est all who may be present.
The exercises will be held in the
open air, if the weather permits, and
seats will be provided on the lawn for
the visitors.
At 7 o’clock p. m an excursion train
will be tun from Berlin to Ocean City,
to which place the celebration will be
adjourned and conclude with dancing
,and refreshments at Congress Hall.
Evergreen Lodge extends to all
Masons a cordial invitation to be pres
ent and participate in the festivities of
the occasion.
Excursion trains will run from all
points to Berlin at reduced rates and
convenient hours, so as to afford ample
opportunies to all who wish to attend.
By order of Committee.
E. J. Dirickson,
Temperance Committee.
The following persons are hereby
appointed a committee to organize a
Local Option Alliance for Worcester
County, in accordance with the re
quirements of the constitution of the
Maryland State Temperance Alliance,
viz : Ist Election District, Dr. J. T.
| B. McMaster; 2d, Dr. C. P. Jones;
I 3d, Samuel P. Reed ; 4th, Elijah T
Bowen; sth, James B. Blades; 6th,
Robert H. Powell; 7th, Samuel S.
McMaster ; Bth, Dr. John T. Parker ;
9th, James Whaley. Dr. C. P. Jones
is authorized to call said committee
together at an early period for organi
zation, etc
William Daniel,
Pres. Md. State Temperance Alliance.
C. W. Mosher, Sec’y.
August Flower.
The imni'-nre rale and great popularitr of
Green’* August Flower m all towns and
villa ges in the civilized world has caused
raanj: imitators to adopt similar names, ex*
preting to reap a harvest lor themselves at
the expense of the afflicted. This Medictu*
ws introduced in 1863 and for tha care of
Dyspepsia and Liver Compl tint, with their
effects snch as Sour Stomach, Cojti venes;,
Sick Stomach, Sick Headache, Indigestion,
Palpitation of the Heart, vertigo, etc., etc.
it never has failed to our knowledge. Three
doses will relieve any case of Dyspepsia,
Two million bottlss sold last year. Price
25 cents. S amples 10 eents.
The comet that a week ago was one
of the chief topics of conversation has
been almost forgotten in the excite
ment of the last few days, except by
the astronomers It is, however, yet
blazing away in the north, not far from
the pole star. The new moon, which
is growing brighter every night, has
robbed the strange visitor of much of
its brilliancy, and. as the comet swiftly
recedes from the sun, its tail is fading
into a mere streak of silvery light.
years ago the Fourth of
July'saw the death of two ex Presi
dents, John Adams and Thomas Jeffer
son. But news traveled slowly at that
time, and it was not for; several days
that the country was aware of the
double loss it had sustained. Both
men, however, had long passed their
period of importance, and though the
tidings of their dying would have been
heard with respectful sorrow, it would
not have affected the public enjoyment
of the day.
Notice to Taxpayers.
Taxes for 1880 are due, and as those
having claims against the county arc
urging their settlement, I must insist
upon all persons owing taxes for that
[ year to pay the same immediately. I
will be in Snow Hill every Tuesday—
unless called away on official business.
C. C. Lloyd,
March 5th —tf.] Collector.
It is gratifying to notice that the
Hagerstown Mail, Gov. Hamilton’s
organ, has nailed to iis mast-head the
name of Thomas J Keating as its can
didate fpr comptroller.
Puny, weak and sickly children need I
Brown’s Iron Bitters. It will strength- :
The Frederick Examiner thinks
“O. L. D." stands for “Oh Let’s
Mr. John M. Purnell was prostrated
by sudden illness on Wednesday night,
but is gradually recovering.
The July Term of the Circuit Court
for this county will commence on
Monday, 18th inst. The term will be
a short one, there being but little busi
ness to transact.
The many friends of Prof. James R.
Townsend will regret to learn that he
is seriously ill from the effects of a suc
cession of hemorrhages which he has
experienced this week.
Take Care.
Indigestible food, checked perspira
tion or cold drinks may bring on you
Diarrhoea at any moment. Take no
medicines to cure it; use Dr. Flagg’s
Improved Liver and Stomach Pad, and
cure the terrible disease at once.
Latest from the White House.
The following dispatch was received
at this office at n o’clock A. M. yester
day :
Washington, D. C., July B—9 A. M.
The President’s condition is more
comfortable than on any previous
morning since the shooting. Pulse
96; temperature 99; respiration 23.
The wound is begining to discharge
laudable pus.
In the dark hours during which the
people of the United States have been
awaiting with heavy hearts the result of
the President’s injuries, it has been a
source of real comfort to them that the
whole civilized world lias shown
prompt and keen sympathy with them
in their affliction. And it is an added
reason for satisfaction that in all quar
ters of the world opinions have been
formed of the nature of the crime, of
its immediate and remote causes, and
of its probable consequences, singular
ly intelligently and just.
The bulletins from the White House
for the past twenty four hours have
been of an encouraging nature, al
though the physicians venture on no
predictions of the President's ultimate
recovery. Critical stages ate yet to be
met and passed by the patient before
danger is over. In the mean time the
hopes for a favorable turn in the case
will be strengthened by the reports of
the President’s buoyant spirits, unfail
ing courage, strong will power, and re
markable physical stamina. These
qualities go a long way in aiding him
in the fight for life. The opiuion of
physicians seems to be that in any
event it may be days, and perhaps
weeks, before the case takes a decided
The Dignity of Labor.
Now that the reboots and colleges
have just precipitated their usual semi.
auDual deluge of graduates upou (be
community, the question ef adoptiog a
career becomes a promiueot one iu very
many households. Heretofore ibe cur
rent appears to have set in favor of light
employment—or wbat may, perhaps, be
appropriately characterized * (bo useless
The consequence is that all walks of
life are over crowded except the mechani
cal. Niuc-teotba of the young men who
leave school are eodowoed with a fair
knowledge of accounts, and of penman
ship, and nearly nine-tenths of these
vaiuly attempt to earn their living by
the exercise of suoh faculties alone.
The ooosequenoe is that our cities
have beootne crowded with idle, yet de
serving youog men, while the mechani
cal arts are everywhere suffering for
want of reoruila. A ebaoge in this uu
uatural and lamentable condition of af
fairs is soooer or later inevitable, and
those parents and guardians who are
wise in their day and generation should
realize tud lose 00 time in anticipating
When we refleot that ordinary brick
layers are uow earoiog iu the cities from
twenty to twootj-five dollars a week,
aud that skilled labor in other mechani
cal pursuits is commoosurately rewarded,
it becomes a matter of marvel bow
youog men oan deliberately subside into
book-keepers and counter clerks, iu
whiob the rate of earnings scarcely
averages one-balf the amount.
If it ta through an error of judgment
or in deference to a prevailing custom,
the sooner the mistake is corrected the
better. If bcoanse of false pride or a
vulgar idea (bat mechanical pursuits are
less respectable or reputable than other
professions, no effort should be spared
to explode the fallacy.
People should refleot that the draw
ing era in this country is an industrial
era—one in which the mechanical arts
will be held in prominent requisition,
and will consequently be the best re
warded. The recent wonderful iooreass
in the wealth of the country, in emigra
tion, in railroad, tnioiog aad manufac
turing enterprises, all point indisputa
bly to this foot.
From present appearances the last de
cade of the present oeotnry will witness
a development heretofore unprecedented
in the world's history, and in the ranks
of the ioaostrial armies destined to re
claim the grant unpeopled West there
will be room for'every willing arm and
ready heart.
Durlog that period the most effective
capital a mao oan possess is the knowl
edge of a mechanical trade. The doors
of the temple of fortune will open quick
est to the knock of a hammer. Not that
the day* of the pen are over, bnt be
cause, as with the yardstick, there are
too many of them, and they are, per
haps, less effective.
The new Tichborne claimant, who
almost convinced San Francisco of his
honesty, turns out to be a swindler.
Adventure ou Cliineoteagiie Bay. i
From the Pncomoke City Record* Gazette.
Last Wxfcesdsy morning a party of nine
ytr.rp ladies and gentlemen started from
this place to spend the day at th<; bay side
Arr ivirg at their destination, and partak
irg of the hofpiMity of Mr. Shivers who
has ixcellent accommodations for such pur
poses, they started for the bay to enjoy a
tail. Fuil aiking they directed their course
toward Franklin City, where they’disem
bstkid to see the sights of the Worcester
milium] ttrminus. After spending a short
time they again took their little craft ao* 1
were soon being wafted by refreshing
brazes over the waters of the Chincoteague.
Every thing went as " merry as a marriage
bell." So intent were they upon enjoying
themselves, that they neglected to notice
the heavy clouds that were collecting, and
which were indicative of the fearful storm
that was soon to burst upon them, however
they could not fail to notice them soon, and
their little baik was turned toward shore.
H aid It was it done before one could aee the
storm approaching with astonishing veloci
ty, and making out its course by clothing
the bosom of the waters in a suit of white
foam. In a twinkling it struck the little
boat in all its fury. Bravely did it with
stand the shock for a moment, and % mo
ment only, and then the sail was torn from
its stays, the mast was rooted from its posi
tion, the boat turned completely around
and driven totally at the mercy of wind and
wave. The situation was critical and piti
able in the extreme. The rain and bail was
pouring in torrents ; the heaven* were one
mass of clouds aud the thunder aud light
ning were awful to experience, the bay was
roused to a fearful pitch, and every wave
threatened to fill the little craft. The occu
pants without any shelter were exposed to
the whole, and very soon they were drench
ed to the skin. The ladies by this time were
in mortal terror, and every moment expect
ing to be overturned, and delivered to the
hungry waves which seemed waiting to de
vour them. Their cries and prayers were
awful to listen to, and every effort was
made to encourage them. As soon as the
storm bad abated enough to allow anything
to be done, the pilot managed to construct
a bit of sail, and in this manoer managed to
direct the boat into the channel where he
knew the steamer which tuns from the
Island to Franklin, must pass, and very
soon indeed she was seen making her way
toward them. It was now the sole object of
every one to try to make themselves seen
and heard. Hats and shawls were thrown
to the brnze, voices taised to the highest
pitch, and every signal imaginable was giv
en to attract the attention of the steamer.—
A ray of hope shot through the bosoms of
all when they realized deliverance was near,
the boat came steadily on, tnd every eye
was intent on its behavior. It soon came
opposite to the wreck, and although incredi
ble to believe the captain, Mr. Swift, steam
er Widgeon, passed by without blowing a
whistle or alteriog bis course one bair’s
breadth, notwithstanding, he was close
enough for one of the occupants to make a
dvgperate grasp at the steamer as she pass
ed. Words fail us to describe the brutality
of such treatment. The men upon the boat
looked idly from their barred windows like
so many thieves gazing from their "dun
geon cells," and we think no one will differ
from us when we say that had they been in
the aforementioned cells they would have
been in a climate better suited to tbeir in
describably diseased moral constitution.—
They eren smiled at the party, and one
reached forth bis hand iu disgusting mock
ery at tbeir perilous situation. Every trace
of huiaaDity seemed to be obliterated from
their hearts, and they swept out of sight, as
if they Imd passed a picnicking party.—
They could not have mistaken the condition.
They could not have mistaken the terrified
ladies for fisherwomen. The mast was gone,
the sail torn in shreds, the wind and rain
tossing the skiff as if it were a feather, and
every appearance indicated extreme peril
aud distress, and yet that captain made no
effort for the succor of the wreck. Was
there ever a man guilty of murder, it wis
he, and if there was ever a man who ought
to be held up to the execration of the
world, it is he. Did be think there was no
extreme danger, why not give a word of en
couragement? No, he was as silent as the
" grave." We will not say more—every in
telligent man will judge bis conduct as it
should be. We cannot pass by mentioning
one of the crew, a Mr. Wm. Holland, who
threw a line, and used his influence with the
captain in the behalf of the wrecked pat ty
but to no avail. The lit tie skiff after riding
the waves bravely for over an hour, was
driven upon the shore of C hincoteague
Island, ond the thoroughly frightened party
kindly taken care ot by the proprietor of
the hotel. Mr. Matthews, who, together with
his wife, will be remembered by them for
years to come. They left the Island abont
7.30 p. m., and arrived in Pocomoke about
12 p.m., much to the joy ot their distressed
friends. With one exception all escaped any
serious result, aad we arc pleased to learu
that she is recovering.
Evz Witskjs.
[ln reference to the above statement.
Capt. Swift says that at the time the
boat passed his steamer the wind was
blowing so heavily that he could not
have stopped his boat without running
the risk of her being driven ashore
and partially, if not totally, lost ; also,
that, had he thrown a line to the ex
cursion boat, as soon as it was made
fast she would have capsized. He says
that at the time of their danger it was
impossible for him to render the party
any assistance, having all he could do
to save his own boat and crew.--Eo.
David Carey, living in Atkinson’s
district, about 3 miles from Fruit land,
was caught in the storm Wednesday
afternoon of last week, and while run
ning against the wind toward his house,
fell dead. The great exertion of breast
ing such a wind is supposed to have
brought on an attack of heart disease.
Politics promise to be lively; and
there will be no trouble about having
camp meetings, paying off old debts
on churches, building new churches
and a general revival of religion. j
—Mr Jacob Tome, of Cecil county,
is 71 years of sge, though be hardly
looks as (hough he was 60.
Capt. Alfred C. Williams, ooe of
the most valuable citizens ol Cecil ooun
■ ty, died last week.
{ —John Gross, a Washington saloon
, keeper, was drowned last week near
Chesapeake City.
Fifty-eight former Pennsylvanians
assisted at a barn raisiog io Caroline
county not long ago.
—The wife of Col F. J. Henry, of
Cambridge, Md , died suddenly a few
days ago.
—The eleotion of officers of the Den
ton National Hank will take place Julv
Mrs. Mollie Janies, residing in
Aocoioao oounty, and who is about 80
years of sge, has 116 obildren and
graodohildreo living.
—John T. Taylor has taken eherge
of the telegraph offioe at Harbesoo, and
David Djnovan has been made operator
and ticket agent at the Rehobotb depot.
Mr. Augustus Parker, Drummond
town, is having built an elegant new
dwelling house in that town, to be ready
for occupancy by the beginning of winter.
—The Commissioners for Somerset
county have d-olared the levy for 1881.
Last year the State and county tax Was
one hundred centa on thu SIOO, this
year it has been reduced to 96 ocots on
the SIOO.
—Mrs. Deborah Kersey, the mother
of Mr. Tbos. J Kersey, of Hay Hun
dred, Talbot oouoty, is now in her 83d
year, and has never used glasses. Her
eyesight is still good enough for her to
do needlework.
—Court will eonvene at Geargetowo
on the 18th of July. It will be remem
bered that the April term was postpon
ed on scoount of the small-pox io Balti
more hundred. That disease having
disappeared from that section. Court
will meet as above stated.
—The funeral of the late John Bryan
and hie wife, of Keot county, took plaoc
on Monday last. The former died on
the 24th and the latter on the 26th
ultimo, and they were interred side by
side in tbe same grave. Both were io
the 75th year of their age.
—The Peninsula Enterprise is the
name of a weekly paper, the publication
of wbiob has been commenced at Aoco
mao C. 11.. Va. It is Democratic io
politics, believiog, in its own language,
“tbe party which rescued Virginia from
the thraldom of radicalism io 1869 to
be tbe safest custodian of ber interests
A Monument to the memory of
Rev. Wm. I Baine has been erected at
the bead of bis grave in tbe M E.
Cburoh yard of this plaoe, by his num
erous friends io the couoty, Mr. Baine
was a member of the Wilmington M
E. Conference, and died in Pocomoke
City on tbe 13tb of May, 1880.—Prin
cess Aooa Herald.
—A pistol in tbe bands of Anne Sim
mons. daughter of Samuel Simmons, of
Ceoil county, was accidentally discharg
ed, tbe ball striking her five-year-old
brother who was standing near. It en
tered just below tbe cheek bone, sod
slaocing downward fractured the lower
jaw bone and lodged in the neck. Dr.
Ellis, who dressed tbe wound, failed to
End tbe ball after muoh probing.
—During the squall on the 29tb ulf.,
two boats from Deal’s Island were
swamped in Hooper’s Straits aod their
crews drowned, names unknown. Also
Captain Stewart Simmons’ boat, of
Hooper’s Island, was upset and bis two
sons drowned before bis eyes. Tbe
storm is eaid to have been tbe severest
ever known io that sectioo. Varions
damage was done to property io the
vioinity of Fishing Bay and Hoopor’s
Straits "
—Sunday afternoon there occurred io
Blackbird hundred, in the vicinity of
Taylor's bridge, ooe of tbe most ooid
blooded murders that has oocurred io
that region for a long time. A colored
woman, it seems, left tbe neighborhood
not long siooe to Uko obsrge of aoottage
for Mrs. Stidham. atOooan Grove, leav
ing her child, about 9 years old, io
charge of some parties ltviog near by,
Oo tbe Sunday afternoon io question tbe
little child was playing io the front yard
with a knife, when a worthless oharso
tor, who lived around tbe bouse, com
manded her to bring it to him, saying
'‘ootne briog it quiok, if you don’t I’ll
shoot you ’’ The obild immediately
jumped up. aod was hastening with the
knife towards the door, io obedience to
his order, wheo, without sayiog a word,
be took a gun dowo from above tbe
mantel, aod aiming at her, as she was
only a few feet off. shot her dead. She
f-11 where she stood without a groao.
Tbe mao gave bitmeif up, aod Coroner
YVeldio was telegraphed to. In answer
be sent a telegram requesting Mr YV. W.
Lyoaru to empanel a jury aod investi
gate tbe oase. The fellow, in giving
himself up, said he didn't ioteod to
shoot, but only meant to frighten tbe
child. This makes another to the al
ready unusual number of oapital esses
that will oome before the fall term of
the New Castle court Wilmington
Women that have been pronounced
incurable by the best physicians in the
country, have been completely cured
of female weakness by the use of Lydia
E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound.
Send to Mrs. Lydia E Pinkham, 233
Western Avenue, Lynn, Mass., for
pamphlets. J2-2L
Notice to Taxpayers.
The undersigned hereby gives notice
to all persons who are indebted to him
as Collector of State and County Taxes
for the years 1878 and 1879, that un
less such taxes are paid at once he shall
proceed to levy upon and sell all prop
erties upon which said taxes are not
i Feb. s*’Bi. Collector, !
(Record and Gazette.)
The High School Commoneemeet
was held 00 last Thursday evening, and
ae usual attracted an immeoee audience.
Tbe pngramme was fully aod very
creditably gooe through with. Our
space prevents a very extended OOtioe.
The children xll evinced talent aid
training. We may be excused for ana
booing particularly “The Salutatory,"
by Miss Mauoic Townsend; ‘'Reverie
in Church," by Miss Ella Silvertboro;
“The New Cburoh Organ," by Misa
Lizzie Hilliard; “ The Tran Scholar,"
by Mr. Corbin Hargis; “Wolaaf sad
Cromwell,*' by Meeara. Willis Boblit
zeli, and Bam Lloyd ; t “ School History,"
by Miss Florenoe Coaton ; and tbs Val
ediotory, by Misa Annie Couneil, were
a fitting close to tbe iotereetisg cere
monies. Went of apses siooe prevents
an extended notice of ell of tbs exereieee.
Pritee were swarded to Mr. Willis
Hoblitxell and Miasaa Mollis Lankford
sod Beulah Merrill; tbs Presentation
speech being mads by tbs Rev. James
Conway. A feature of tbe evening wee
a basket full of exousea exhibited bj
Dr. Handy, numbering 1500 or mors.
These he atyled tbe “ old friends'* of tbs
audience and spoke of them io euob u
way that we think those who were moat
proficient io writiog them would have
liked to have been sxoused.
—Mr. Ephraim Stevens baa s eurioei-
the shape of a whits f<|oirrel. It
has ygbt weak eyes and ia evidently an
albipo, It was eaught in the woods
new this plaoe.
—On last Wednesday afternoon Mr,
Ulysses Boboolfield lost three yearling
com by ligbtoing. They were nil to
gether and it ia supposed were ell killed
by tbe same bolt.
—The school of Mis* Minnie Freemen
at Merrill's School House gave e very
creditable exhibition on last Thursday
—Died.—On last Sunday evenieg. of
congestive fever, an iofaot eon of Mr.
Henry Young, aged about 8 months.
—Mr. Lewie Young now oarries the
mail to Temperanoeville. Passengers
and parcels will be carried at low rates.
Gciteau ia neither a Southern man,
nor e Democrat. He is 00 fool, as
might have been supposed at first. He
is one of tbe vilest characters that bag
ever disgraced tbe political stamp. As
a speaker io the last campaign he is said
to have been an aotive worker in favor
of the election of Garfield end Arthur.
That be was a hired adveeate there is
little doubt; aod no doubt at ell that be
expected heavy pay in the shape of
offioe. Wherever be has been bo eppeete
to have left a bad name end from dis
honest acts become notorious as e knave.
Re waa tbe tool of the “Stalwarts," end
rt flection upon bis former btd conduct
may bave caused him to attempt tbe
dreadful aot of which be alone memo
guilty, sod for which no puoisbmeot
seems severe enough. It ia so horri
ble that even tbe thought of a trial of
suoh a character seems revolting.
In tbe pulpit as well as in tbe press
Guiteau baa been pronounced by some
as S'iDe and others as insane. There
wea so muoh “ method in bis madoess,"
that it is impossible to arrive at any de
finite conclusion ae to the man's condi
tion But whether eane or iosaoe he
is a disgrace to his race and not fit to
live, and yet less fit to die.
Ir tbe recording angel undertook to
mark tbe verdiot on Saturday's miser
able tragedy be would not fiud a house
hold io all tbe laud where the prayer of
the people does not go up for the re
covery of the President. This ia tbeim
tueaeureable balm to the nation’s grief
and tbe promise that such inexplicable
offeoses may never again come upon e
gu'ltless people. From press aod peo
ple, from homestead aod mart, from
men io station and men in privacy, from
the pulpit and tbe workahop, tbe seme
testimuoy ia seut out to prove that as
sassination baa 00 plaea ia tht oooduot
of a government of tbe people by the
people. Tbe forbeereoee with wrneg
which the nation showed in 1876 is con
firmed end ennobled by tbe single votes
of horror with wbiob it responds to the
crime of 1881,
Should Vice-President Arthur be
come President he would be able to ex
eroiaa ell the authority of tbe Exeoutive
offieer; aod while the Senate ia oot io
session be could suspend any officer ap
pointed (Vf bis predecessor end would
bave authority to make any removal aod
any Cabinet ohanges that he might deem
proper. Within twenty days after tbe
Senate meets he would be required to
notify the Senate of suoh suspensions
aod give bis reasons therefor, but the
word *' cause," as a condition precedent
to a suspension or removal is generally
interpreted to mean any reason that the
President may choose to name.
Now tbat tbe season for evening fruits,
etc., is coming ou, an exchange throws
out a hint to housekeepers that will be
of use. All have, no doubt, experiooo
ei tbe annoyance of paetiog labels on
liu eans and finding that thy will fail
off after becoming dry. To overcome
this, take a sponge saturated with maria
tio acid aod rub over the tin where tbe
label is to be plaoed, and qso gum trt
gacauth paate.
It ia the prayer of tbe whole people
that the President who has been sttiok
en dowo by tbe blow of the most wink
ed of meo, may be reetored to health
and be enabled with greater oonfideeee
to oooduot tbe Exeoutive business in the
interests of honesty tod truth, for
through bis attempt to do so it ia dear
ly shown be bad scoured the eoofidenee
of tbe people.
Ir bu'baods are out late of nigble
about thia time, their wives will, ef
course understand that they have beta
taking observations of the comet through
a glass.
Brown’s Iron Bitters strengthen and
build up the system. A trial will con
! vince.

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