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THE DEMOCRATIC ADVOCATE,
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Local Brevities. Nimrod Green, postmaster at Carrollton Station, has resigned. Mr. John H. Taylor was on Thursday appointed one of the guards at the House of Correction. A sample of Carroll county rye was sent to this office on Thursday, that was in head and measured five feet. J. P. Baltozer has succeeded N. B. Young, at Manchester, in manufacturing all grades and styles of cigar boxes. The Miller farm, lying in Frederick county, near Double Pipe Creek, was sold on Tuesday to Dr. C. H. Diller at $39.10 per acre. No wonder it was chilly the past week, with twelve inches of hail in Virginia and North Carolina, and fifteen inches of snow in Maine. Circuit Court commences on Monday next. It is thought the term will be short, on account of the sickness of several of the lead ing members of the bar. Frank L. Vinton, well known in this city, and a son-in-law of Mrs. Gehr, has been ap pointed chief clerk in the Camden, N. J., postoffice. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next the County Commissioners will sit to consider transfers and abatements. No other oppor tunities will be given this year. Drs. J. Howell Billingslea and Joseph T. Hering have formed, a copartnership for the practice of medicine. Dr. Hering will have his office at the West End. Mrs. Rebecca Byers died on Friday of last week in her 87th year. She was a sister of the late Jacob Marker, of this county, who died a few years ago, aged 93 years. Mr. Greer, the base ballist, will arrive here to-day, and bring with him a pitcher for the Westminster club. The ball season will be opened here by a game on next Saturday, the 10th. , The County Commissioners have reappoint ed all the tax-collectors except George W. Manro, for the fifth district, who is succeeded by O. P. Buckingham. Judge Manro desired to retire. St. John's Beneficial Society, of St. John’s Church, this city, has presented the pastor, Rev. John Gloyd, a sacristy chair. The chair is of solid mahogany and is handsomely up holstered. The .New Windsor municipal election on Monday last resulted in the election of Chas. E. Norris for Burgess, and James T. Lambert, Louis Dielman and Jacob Frownfelter for Commissioners. The Uniontown Cornet Band is being re organized. Several of the older members have withdrawn, and some new members have . been added. The band purchased two new horns last week. Wm. H. Gardner, of Finksburg, has rented the residence of Mr. Zouck, at Glen Morris, and intends opening a boarding house. It is one of the handsomest places on the Western Maryland Railroad. Philip J. Yost has sold to Geo. H. Houck 88 acres of land in Manchester district [part of the Wilson farm] at $35 per acre. Conrad Lambert has sold 29 acres of land, with im provements, one mile from Manchester, on the York road, for $2,02-5. Two hundred and twenty-eight excursion tickets to Baltimore was sold at the depot here this week, on the occasion of the reunion of the Array of the Potomac in that city. There was music, parades, fireworks, and a grand time in general. At this season of universal distress it is suggested that the following notice be read in all the churches : —“The prayers of this con gregation are earnestly requested for all the male members of every family during the pres ent term of house cleaning.” The middle conference of the Maryland Synod of the Lutheran Church, in which the Lutheran churches of Carroll are embraced, will meet in semi-annual session at Adams town, Frederick county, on Thursday next, and continue in session several days. A note from Rev. D. M. Browning, of New Windsor circuit, to the Advocate says:— “Bishop Andrews, of Washington, D. C., has postponed the dedication of the new Stone Chapel until June 28th. He will preach in the M. E. Church, Westminster, at night.” The horse of Mr. Louis Reese ran off at Uniontown last Sunday morning, and com pletely demolished the buggy. Mr. Reese stopped in town opposite a church. The bell rang the hour of service, which frightened the animal, who was only stopped in his wild flight by a toll-gate. Right Rev. Wm. Paret, Bishop of the Dio cese of Maryland, will administer the rite of confirmation to a class of seventeen, on Wed nesday evening, the 13th instant, at Ascension Church, this city. The reputation of this distinguished prelate has preceded him, and we may expect the little ivy-crowned church to be filled to overflowing. Dr. J. W. Hering has been delivering an interesting course of lectures on anatomy, physiology and hygiene to the students of Western Maryland College during this scho lastic year. He closed his course of lectures on Thursday last. Resolutions setting forth the appreciation of the students for the benefit accruing to them from these lectures were read and adopted, and a copy of them pre sented to the Doctor. Mr. Elias B. Arnold, of Smallwood, is the happy owner of a Tom Ochiltree colt, five days old, that be considers the finest and most promising colt in the county. It is a horse colt, and thought to be the only of one that sex in the county, sired by Ochiltree. Mr. Arnold believes that even now SIOOO worth of horse flesh is wrapped in that colt’s hide. When first foaled Mr. Arnold thought he would lose both it and the mother, but the skill of Dr. Stevens, veterinary surgeon, saved both. A May procession of the children of St. John's Church, this city, was held on Monday evening, and was participated in by about 100 boys and girls, the girls being dressed in white with wreaths on their heads. Annie L. Beaver was May Queen, and crowned the statue of the Blessed Virgin, and Lizzie Irwin presented a lamp which is to be used on the altar during the month of May. Several hymns were sung by the children during the procession. According to announcement Master Smith Reifsnider entertained and amused the visit ors at the skating rink last Saturday night, by an exhibition of difficult feats on rollers. His graceful movements brought forth hearty ap plause. Later in the evening, Master Arthur Smith, by request, gave an exhibition of fancy and difficult skating, and also received well merited applause. Before the rink closes for the summer, Mr. Stine might get up a very enjoyable entertainment by home talent. A number of the frequenters of the rink would take part, and some of the expert bicyclers also. The whole bicycle club would perhaps give a drill. Mr. Reuben Haines, a well-known and weathy citizen of this county, died at his res idence near Linwood, on Monday. Mr. Haines had been in delicate health for some time. He was in his 82d year, and was twice married. His second wife, who was Mrs. Hannah Englar, survives him. He leaves five children by his first marriage: Joseph Haines, of Linwood; Mrs. F. Darby, of Wil liamsport; Mrs. Dr. J. J. Weaver, Jr., of Uniontown; Mrs. Smith, of Lincoln, \ a., and Mrs. Dr. Thomas, New Jersey. He was a brother of Ephraim and Stephen Haines, de ceased, and of Nathan Haines, the only sur viving brother, who resides in Baltimore. His remains were interred on Thursday at the Friends’ Burying Ground, Union Bridge. A letter from Jacksonville, Florida, dated May 1, says : —The Industrial Machine Works, of this place, to-day cast two columns, weigh ing over 1700 pounds each for the new Court House here. This is the first cast of its kind ever made in this State, in fact the first south of Baltimore. Henry Southern, of the Taylor Works, Chambersburg, Pa., superintended the work. Carroll county, Md., is well re presented in this establishment —R. M. Beck is superintendent, John C. Weaver, manager, T. C. Slingluff, book-keeper, and Jesse Mit ten foreman of the blacksmith shop. Twenty three men are employed in the works, and they have more work than they can possibly do in their present quarters.” We are grati fied to hear that our young men are doing so well, and hope that the enterprise with which they are connected will continue to advance until they have the largest establishment in the South. The German at the Kink. The skating rink was a scene of brilliancy on Wednesday night —a real carnival of beauty. It was the occasion of the german on skates, and the gaily costumed dancers, the handsomely dressed spectators, the col ored lights, flags, shields, Ac., made a gaudy and brilliant spectacle. To this was added the sweet strains of the Westminster Band, that excelled itself on the occasion. It was the first attempt made anywhere to give the german on skates, and the novelty of the entertainment attracted a large number to witness it. Its successful accomplishment without a fault showed thorough training of the skaters by Mr. L. L. Billingslea, the manager and leader, was a credit to the par ticipants, while the audience looked on with delightful satisfaction. The ladies were divided into four divisions, and wore white, red, pink and blue bodices, with white skirts, while the gentlemen wore dark suits [some in full dress] with colored sashes to correspond with the colors of their partners. Preliminary to the german, to inspiriting music by the band, there was a grand march —march in file, march in column, march by platoon, serpentine march and the whirling wheel —all well performed, and presenting a beautiful scene. Then came the german — The Captives Released, The Star and Circle, The Pyramid, the Revolving Star, The Arbor, The Tarlatans, Tarlatan Cone and The May Pole. The grace with which these figures were given excited admiration, and the ever changing scenes and the intermingling of the gay colors of the costumes of the skaters, made a grand spectacle, the effect of which was heightened bv colored lights set at con venient places. No entertainment given here for some time was so enjoyable. The dancers were Misses Jennie Reese, Mary E. Mills, Lena A. Frizell, Annie Stitely, Bertie Geiselman, Carrie Wampler, Eloise Bond, Bessie Baer, Mamie Irwin, Lizzie Ir win, Bertie Keen, Eva Blanchard, Bettie Shriver, Gussie Shriver, Julia McKellip, Nellie Hayden, Nettie Shriver, Bessie Kurtz, Fannie Stitely, .Maggie Huber, Ada Power, Carrie Miller, Annie Power, Jennie Smith, Alice Stouch, Ada Smith, Carrie Starr and Lottie Moore, and Messrs. G. W. Frizell, Arthur Smith, H. M. Clabaugb, Wm. Anders, Wm. Gilbert, Price Goodwin, „ohn Everhart, Frank W. Await, Ed. Billing Jea, N. H. T. Baumgartner, W. Reynolds Neale, Claude Billingslea, Smith Reifsnider, John M. Rob erts, A. C. Willison, Joseph Krichton, Harry Leas, A. H. Merrill, Percy I. Shriver, A. H. Wentz, Jesse C. Sharrer, M. John Lynch, Harry P. Gorsuch, Hunter R. Power, Thos. Moore, Harry Keene, Brooke Irwin and John H. Cunningham. Union Bridge Items. This town, with a population of about 1200 inhabitants, is well represented with mer chants and mechanics in various branches of business. There are four general stores, comprising dry goods, notions, queensware, wooden and willow ware, hats, caps, boots, shoes, Ac. Then there are six groceries and confectioneries combined, three ice cream saloons, one soda fountain, two bakeries, two warehouses, one grain elevator, two coal and lumber yards, two hotels, four boarding houses, four livery stables, four boot and shoemakers, three butchers, one stone cutter, two plumbers, two blacksmiths, one general hardware store, one banking house and brok er’s office three alopathic and one homoepathic physician, one dentist. No reverends nor lawyers are located here. Presume they have come to the conclusion that we are a religious and self governing people, and their services are not needed. The shops of the Western Maryland Rail road are located here, employing a large number of hands, all under the supervision of Mr. David Holtz, master of machinery. Mr. •Holtz’s rules and regulations in working his men are very strict and precise; but by his courtesy and gentlemauy deportment, com mands the respect and esteem of them all. The road department is under the supervision of Mr. Wilson R. Straw, of this place, and never before has it been managed with so much ability and efficiency. Mr. Straw is a jovial and genial gentleman, and can get as much work out of his men as the next man. He is also one of our town councilmen. Dr. S. R. Wright, our dentist, who lately purchased a dwelling on Broadway street, has made considerable improvement in the way of an addition to it, to be used as office rooms, &e. Nam's Creek Items. The annual election of officers for the Sun day school at Bethel took place on last Sun day. The result was as follows: Superin tendent, Milton Koontz; Assistant, Isaiah Devilbiss; Secretary, J. Ezra Stem; Treasurer, Isaiah Nusbaum; Librarian, Milton Snader, Chorister, Jos. T. Stem; Organist, Miss Ida Cover. The school has a large membership, and it promises to have a profitable and en joyable summer. Mumps and measles are prevalent in this vicinity and in Jewsburg. Since our last re port we have experienced the former. One day last week, while Mrs. Jacob L. Naill and two daughters were descending a small hill in a carriage below Norris’ lane, on the road leading to Jewsburg, the horse stumbled and fell, breaking both shafts and throwing one of the girls out. The horse be came frightened at what had happened and ran at a fearful rate to J. L. Devilbiss’ mill, where it was captured. All parties were considerably bruised but not seriously hurt. The carriage was completely demolished. An all-day meeting will be held at Bethel Church on the 17th instant. Love feast and preaching in the morning and children's meet ing and preaching again in the afternoon. Some of our farmers are busily engaged planting corn, while others are preparing the ground. The wheat fields in this section present a more promising prospect since the recent warm weather has set in. Orphans’ Court. Monday, May 4. —Edward Z. Mathias, guardian to Mary A. Wentz, settled Cth ac count. Alpha M. Ruby, administrator of Julius King, deceased, returned inventory of goods and chattels, and received order to sell goods and chattels and order to notify creditors. The last will and testament of Joseph Ocker, deceased, was admitted to probate and letters of administration w. a. granted to James W. Ocker. Adaline Appier and Elias O. Garner, ad ministrators of Elias Appier, deceased, re turned list of sales of goods and chattels. Susana Roth, bonded as guardian to Hora tio, Minerva J. and Maggie K. Roth. Letters of administration on the estate of Samuel Gilbert, deceased, were granted to Isaac C. Baile. Tuesday, May 5. —Ruth E. Crawford, ad ministratrix of Dr. Francis J. Crawford, de ceased, returned list of sales of goods and chattels. Jno. C. Shipley and Wm. A. Wampler, executors of Elias Brothers, deceased, re turned inventory of goods and chattels and list of debts, and received order to sell goods and chattels and order to notify creditors. James W. Ocker, administrator w. a. of Joseph Ocker, deceased, returned inventory of goods and chattels, and received order to sell goods and chattels and order to notify creditors. Mayberry Items. Our farmers are now busy preparing corn ground, while some are planting; few have finished. The growing grain looks remarkably well, and grass is starting to grow slowly. Mr. Wm. T. Boring had his foot severely bruised one day last week by a horse tramp ing on it. The singing class of Mayberry, in charge of Prof. Geo. C. Harman, of Tyrone, who is a very proficient teacher of vocal music, on Tuesday evening marched in a body to his residence and made him a pound donation for his valuable service as their teacher. The getting up of this donation was the work of the ladies of the class, who sre the life of it. W. L. Fleagle made the presentation speech, and Prof. Harman responded in complimen tary remarks to the school. After singing a few pieces of music, lead by Prof. Harman, the class retired to their homes, delighted with their visit. Weather Record for I lie Week. May 2 —mercury 43 at 7 a. m. and 58 at 2 p. m.; more or less cloudy during the day, clear at night. May 3—mercury 41 at 7a. m. and 58 at 2 p. m.; generally cloudy during the day, clear at night. May 4—mercury 49 at 7 a. m. and 58 at 2 p. m.; generally cloudy during the day, clear at night. May s—mer cury 48 at 7 a. m. and 72 at 2 p. m.; clear. May 6 —mercury 58 at 7 a. in. and 78 at 2 p. m.; generally hazy and clondy, with show ers in the afternoon. May 7—mercury 5(5 at 7 a. m. and 03 at 2 p. m.; cloudy and rainy. May B—mercury B—mercury 5(5 at 7 a. m. and CO at 12 ra.; generally cloudy. Barn Burned. On Wednesday morning last the barn on the farm of Joseph B. Boyle, near Carrollton, was accidentally set on fire and totally de stroyed. Loss about $200; insured in the Carroll County Mutual Fire Insurance Com pany for $l2O. The tenant. James Gosnell, lost a buggy, set of harness, and some other property. The neighbors rallied in force and prevented the dwelling from burning, though it was on fire several times. Information of the fire was sent to this city by telephone by Milton Chew. Westminster Theological Seminary Commencement. [• The Westminster Theological Seminary held , its second annual commencement this week, commencing on Sunday and closing on Tues day night. The Seminary was established in j • September, 1882. One graduate emerged [ from it last year, and six more this year. The institution, from a small beginning, bids fair to grow to large proportions and destined , fo a great work in preparing candidates for !* the ministry. “The experience of the year,” ] says Rev. Thomas H. Lewis, principal, in his report to the Board of governors, made no ■ Tuesday, “fully justifies your expectation that the institution would prove to be the response of a want on the part of the large proportion of young men preparing for the ministry,” and adds that the number of pupils enrolled in the Seminary exceeds the number of young men applying for admission into the itiner ancy in all the conferences contiguous to the school, thus showing that young men no longer look for preparation for the work of the ministry in the itenerancy, as was the case heretofore, but they feel the imperative need of preparation before they enter. The Seminary building was erected at a cost of $4,000, and is nearly free from debt. The second Sunday of October has been desig nated as Seminary Day, at which time a collec tion wil Ibe taken up to aid the institution. The number of students enrolled this year was 22 — 13 from Maryland, 6 from Virginia, 2 from North Carolina, and 1 from Alabama. There were G in the Senior class, 5 in the Junior, 9 in the Introductory, and 2 attending classes from Western Maryland College. The institution has a corps of five professors, and every winter there is in addition to the regular instruction a course of lectures on special subjects per taining to the ministry. Commencement Exercises. Commencement exercises were all held in the Methodist Protestant Church, and opened on Sunday morning by the annual sermon, by Rev. Thomas H. Lewis, principal of the Sem inary, before a large audience besides the students. The choir of the church rendered a beautiful voluntary, under the lead of Prof. G. H. Spurrier, Miss Florence Hering organ ist. Prayer was offered by Rev. J. T. Ward, D. D., of Western Maryland College, and the usual services of the church were held. Mr. Lewis’ sermon was an able one, and well delivered. We give it below in full: Personal Purity. 1 Timothy, v:22—"Keep Thyself Pure.” In the immediate context Paul exhorts Timothy to exercise caution, to proceed with deliberation and impartiality in the administration of his office as a minister of Jesus Christ. And particularly must he avoid baste in authorizing men to preach the gospel, for he who endorses a man becomes a partaker in that man’s deeds, be they good or evil. Timothy must therefore beware, lest, sending un holy men to use his sanction to facilitate their own sins, he come into condemnation as responsible in part for those sins. “Keep thyself pure” by caution, prudence, wisdom, and be free from every entan glement with wicked men. So much isproperto be said to set before you the obvious meaning of the text. But two things are to be noted. 1. The obvious meaning of a text is not necessarily its full mean ing, and this text has evidently a wider application than is given it here. It belongs to all who find themselves in positions like Timothy’s; and more, it belongs to all in every position. lam preaching before you. dear brethren of the Seminary, because you are Christian men and as Christian men. 1 know but one gospel. That gospel makes but one way of life, both in doctrine and in morals, for all. whatever the calling, the race, the gifts, the cir cumstances. The solemn injunction addresses it self with impressive individuality to every soul— “ Keep thyself pure”—so I humbly trust this congre gation may receive the message of the hour. Be cause we a're servants—all of us—let us be holy as our Master is holy. Because we are children—all of us—let us be perfect as our Master is perfect. 2. Not only is the application wider as to persons, but the significance and inclnsiveness of the text is greater than that which is obvious. Nay. we would do violence to the text to confine itsmeanlug within its local surroundings. We must, I know, be faith ful to the Apostle’s position and present intention, but we must also be faithful to the Apostle’s reach. The true and natural expansiveness of every word of God must not be lost sight of. “Keep thyself pure” is a good maxim for business or official life to guide a man in bis relations with man; but it isas much larger than all these as the sun is larger than the light it gives us. It is the gospel prin ciple of conduct, of life. It is this principle we de sire to discuss before you this morning. You, dear brethren, so soon to enter upon your holy work: and you, dear brethren of this Christian congregation, are invited to dwell upon the nature, the necessity and the attainment of personal purity. I. What is the purity commanded of every man in the W’ord of God ? a. I think we are scarcely on debatable ground when we say that personal purity covers the whole of life's expression. What we do and what we say ought to be pure. Christianity slights no obliga tion—not even the refinements of the moral philos opher. Christianity has not repealed nor in any way depreciated the ten commandments. So far from this, it establishes the law, it finds new mean ings and applications of it. It sets watchmen upon the walls to declare that heaven and earth shall pass away, but this law of conduct shall never pass away. So that a Christian must say of those seek iug purity by other systems, “Are they true ? So am 1. Are they honest? So am I. Are they just? So ami. Are they pure? lam more. Whereinsoever any is bold, I am bold also.” The idea that religion —Christianity—can be divorced from morality is blasphemous. If the teachings of Jesus are not pro ductive of pure conduct, then they are immoral. It is to say that Christ died to produce an emotion; that the Holy Ghost ministers in us to no further purpose than to make us know right and feel right. God forbid! b. No doubt our enemies have pressed this point against us because we have not been satisfied with their standard of purity. It is not that Jesus de mands too little, but too much, that has led to this flank movement; for Christianity goes behind life’s expression, and demands that purity shall cover all of life's intention. “Thou shall not kill," and more, thou shall not hate, which is the.murderous inten tion. “Thou shall not commit adultery,” and more, thou shall not lust, which is the adulterous inten tion. Now, to cover a man’s intentions is what no human tribunal can do, for it cannot discover them. Yet, by so much as purity omits the inten tion, it is an imperfect purity, and the tribunal an impotent one that cannot search it out This world can furnish the Christian neither with the standard nor the tribunal of purity. Our calling is of God. The intention to do wrong brings us into the con demnation of conscience as surely as the overt act. The absence of the opportunity is a cause for thank fulness in those who would have been injured, not in us who cherished the intention. A famous nov elist gives us the world's standard of purity. In ad ministering consolation to a woman who is stricken with remorse at the sudden accidental death of a man she had armed herself to kill, George Eliot supposes a clergyman to say ; “We mean to do wicked things that we never could do, just as we mean to do good or clever things that we never could do. Our thoughts are often worse than we are, just as they are often better than we are. God sees that you could not have committed the crime.” Whereas out Teacher says, “Except your righteous ness exceed the righteousness of those who are only fair or weak without, yet within are full of malice and uncleanness: whose hands are clean of blood because they are impotent, but whose hearts are full of hate, ye shall in nowise enter into the king dom of heaven.” c. We are called further than this. The Christian man groans under the burden of feelings, passions in his heart, which never shape themselves into inten tions and yet are foul, and his ideal of purity lifts him to the expectation of freedom from these. He exults in the glorious faith that the blood of Jesus Christ shall cleanse his heart to theuttermost and so deliver him from corrupt imaginations and defiling thoughts and passions as well as from evil intentions and unrighteous deeds. And so does Christian pur ity cover the very pulsations of life as well as its intention and expression. Consider my bretheren, how sublime a conception is this! We call him a public benefactor who by useful inventions and me chanical skill, multiplies the forces of man’s physi cal powers and prevents the waste of energy. We count him worthy of public remembrance who opens new fields of knowledge and so widens the area and prolongs the vision of Intellectual research and enjoyment. Jesus Christ has revealed to the world a perfectly new and perfectly sublime con ception of personal purity. Not action alone, as the best of the world thought before his time, but even intention and not only intention, but the thought, and passions of the heart are included. Shall we not say that He. along with life and immortality, hath also brought purity to light? II; To describe personal purity ns the Christian understands it, is to argue its necessity, its obligation upon us. True, we may rest its obligation upou the plain commandment of God. And doubtless we should never awake to righteousness, never begin the pursuit of purity, did not this voice call us from on high. But to seek purity with this command ment upon us alone is to seek to do as slaves what can only be done by free men. The very slavery is impurity. God commands us; if we take that alone we shall never discover that his command is not . grievous. We shall walk in an unlovely path and work out our salvation in discouragement if not despair. And so there is the ground of expediency. Purity is the best policy. The minister can hold the influ ence of splendid talents only by a pure life. The eloquence of an Angel, the perseverance and indus try indomitable are all vain and precursors of more grevious disaster if the man ever descends even to the plain of suspicion. What care I for the impres sive exhortations to purity from him whose breath is laden with the odor of hell? How can his elo quence move me whose truthfulness I would not trust? And equally so in business, in social rela tions. We can have nothing but the wild anarchy and loathsomeness of crime and lust unless we can persuade men in some degree to be pure. But what purity is that which arises from such compelling reasons? It has lost its finest aroma under the coarse handling of self-seeking. It is not by either of these forces that the world of impurity is overcome. Tbe law thundered and the symbol blazed before Israel, and the end of it was Pharisaism. The im perial power of Rome crystallized into legal enact ments and moral philosophy reached its flower in Seneca, and the end of it was Nero, The true necessity of purity is found in man him self. It must be lifted before him •and his eyes opened to it as an ideal before he can be well started in the way of it. If we ever become pure, my brethren, it will be not because some one else de sires and commands us to be pure, but because in our own hearts there burned an irrepressible long ing to be pure In heart and see God. But if you have no Christ how can you desire purity ? And if having Christ you have yet not cherished that long ing which lie implanted: if you are satisfied to be as you are, and can even find it in your heart to dis parage those who are reaching after the spotlessness of Christ, O, my brother, what shall the end be? The struggle is sufficiently hard.theissuesufficiently uncertain with the desire present and active, but how can you hope to reach the goal with this dor mant? Gird up the loins of your mind then, and hope to the end for the grace which is to be revealed in Jesus Christ. Man is such a creature thathemust , be pure or be lost. Impurity ruins his physical > forces: there is not a single member of the body that can endure without loss and final ruin impure food or impure conduct. No man can read, much less write an impure book without receiving in his brain the misasma that memory may at any moment dis til into pestilence and mental death. And the forces ’ of sin working in the soul: what picture do we need of this now that Jesus has shown us the leper! Here then is the ultimate reason why we should be ; pure- we must be pure or die. The way of purity is the only way of life; and the chiming of the ne > cessity and desire of our being is the perfect melody ' of heaven. 111. Mow shall we attain personal purity? The question of method has ever been an exciting one; all the more so, perhaps, because it is of sec ondary importance. The great thing is to be pure, , and anv method is good that leads to that desirable result. ‘The idea that only one method can lead us i thither is contradicted by many facts. For instance, - the constitution and disposition of almost any two . men make it impossible for them to arrive at the ' same result by precisely similar processes. The ■ court of last resort in the matter of personal purity , is the personal conscience, which we know to be far r from uniform. Yet it is wise to listen to experience, I to listen to those learned in the Word of God, and 1 choose the best way for us. while at the same time i we gratefully recognize any other way guiding to f holiness as a highway of God. Still, I think It is possible for us,to designate some 7 great principles which must be found m any way that is likely to lead us to purity of life. 1 We have a right to demand the express author ity of the Bible for a good way. This must be such testimony as comes naturally from the Scriptures, without strain or refinement. We are sure that not only the fact, but the way of personal purity, would have been forever closed to us unless God had re vealed them to us. Therefore to the law and the testimony. If any way speaks not according to these, it is because there is no light In it. 2. It must be away in Christ. In Him alone is life Any effort to purify ourselves in forgetfulness of the blood of the everlasting covenant will only cover us with shame and contempt. And here 1 must say I am afraid many Christians err who are far from supposing that they arc wrong. Some times we rest content with our slow progress in the way of holiness by holding fast to the doc-trines of growth in grace, and understanding this to mean the slow processor gradually reforming ourselves. Having begun in Christ, we forget that we are to grow up in Him,and are trying to make ourselves complete. Now, any way must be not only wrong, but pernicious, that leads the soul for one moment away from Christ as the sole fountain and energy of purity. Whether you hold to instantaneous or gradual entrance into purity, you are bound to show that the way is in Christ and of Christ and through Christ. , I otter now, with great deference, two marks of a negative character that seem to me decisive of the excellence and effectiveness of a good way to purity. 1. It would make me distrustful of any way if it should promise me the absence of all uneasiness on account of sin. As long as it stands written, "What I say unto you, I say unto all, Watch;” as long as the gracious provision is made that "if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father," so long must I not expect to reach a place of refuge so com plete as not to call for watchfulness; so long must I not suppose that I have no need of the Saviour in Ui capacity an the Advocate for sinners Whether a condition of such soul complacency is possible, I will not discuss; but having attained it. is it a mat ter for congratulation ? 1 greatly doubt it Itscems to me the finest sense of the soul, this quickness and sensitiveness to sin, continually keeping the faith and love of the Christian irritated, so to speak, and throwing him with entire abandon on Christ It is this which keeps the soul alive unto God. When the eye loses its sensitiveness, it loses its fac ultj-. Security in any of our members is death, I fear, rather than life. 2. I would distrust any way that promises purity without spiritual combat. Christian life, as I read it in the Bible, is through out its whole length aud breadth a warfare. The soldier is the familiar type presented to us every where in the New Testament We are provided with armor, we are given our orders, we are shown the enemy, we are exhorted, encouraged, cautioned to fight the good fight of faith. Any idea that we are to dream ourselves into purity, or even believe ourselves into purity, is discountenanced by the stern and warlike tone of the trumpet that peals to us from on high and bids us endure hardness as good soldiers and war a good warfare. No; we have entered as Christian men upon a contest which shall end only with life. We must fight ourselves, fight our circumstances, fight the world, and having done all. stand, but stand with our loins girded, our armor on, ready to renew the attack daily and con fident of winning daily triumphs through the Cap tain of our salvation. It is so when we consider our own nature. Purity is not a negative thing; not the mere absence of evil, but the overcoming presence of good. Ho we imagine that we are to be taken out of our own natures? Is the blood of Jesus to perform some mysterious cleansing in us independent of our co operation ? It is vain so to believe. In this as in every other phase of the Christian life we are workers together with God. We cannot have char acter unless we build it, and purity is character. Whether it come slowly or at once, it is the result of spiritual forces in combat. Out of the lire comes the pure gold, out of temptation comes the power of resistance, out of the death, the killing of meaner pas sions rises the pure flame of consecration. “He that orercomcth shall be clothed in white raiment.” Virgin purity applied to Christian life is a misno mer. We may not be pure from murder until the rage and fury of hate and envy have spent their strength against us and we have conquered. We are not pure from lustful passions until the hot breath of desire has burnt in us and against us. leaving a deep scar perhaps, but leaving us know ing what lust is and knowing its defeat. The pure among the hosts on high are not virgins, not those who have known no contamination with evil. Ah. no. “These are they which came up out of great tribulation and have washed their robes and made them white iu the blood of the Lamb.” It Is this which makes heaven something more than a scene of peaceful contemplation. The joy of deliverance, the exultation of triumph from hearts that have known the full significance of deliver ance. make heaven one tumult of ringing shouts of “Victory” and “Glory to the Lamb.” You will not expect me now to outline for you the way by which to attain personal purity. For reasons already mentioned this seems to me impos sible. But I am far from supposing that therefore we are left to distraction. All the more surely, I think, every ardent Christian may reach the goal. I can onlv, in conclusion, point out what is the brightest and steadiest light I can discover. It is this: hold fast to the contemplation of personal parity as an ideal. Purity to an infinite conception is doubtless an absolute thing; but our relations to it in the growth of a Christian life are so constantly changing that it appears to us a relative thing. It is like the scholar's conception of wisdom. To the boy beginning to read and the matured mind stand ing before the ocean of knowledge, how vast the difference of conception! So, as we advance in purity, the vision expands and recedes. It is always becoming a larger and fuller glory, and always in tensifying its power to attract us towards it. Nor. let us fear that our Christian experience will there by evaporate into thin dreams, “while we look not at the things whictHfere seen, but at the things which are not seen.” This ideal will work most practically iu the furthering of your whole religious life. When you stand an armored soldier iu the dark aud damp of the earthly conflict, your ears shall be open to music yielding you fresh courage and inspiration. When you are in the shadows of trial and distrust, a light shall greet you illuming ail the dark pictures of this ugly world and lilting you into its effulgence. And if you follow on to know, you shall know. The realization coming daily to bless you in your hunger and thirst after righteousness shall come to its glorious consumma tion at last. And one day you may stand on the outskirts of this mortal lile with Tennyson’s pic tured saint breathing out such aspirations and sud den realizations as these: •‘Break up the heavens, 0 Lord! and far Thro’ all yon starlight keen, Draw me, thy bride, a glittering star. In raiment white and clean. ‘•He lifts me to the golden doprs; The flashes come and go; All Heaven bursts her starry floors, And straws her light below, And deepens on and up! the gates Roll back, and far within For me the Heavenly Bridegroom waits, To make me pure of sin. The Sabbath ol Eternity, One Sabbath deep and wide— A light upon the shining sea— The Bridegroom with nis bride.” Sermon by Rev. J. I*. Klllgoro, D. It. On Sunday night Rev. J. L. Killgore, D. D., of Hampden, Baltimore county, Md., preached the annual sermon before the Mis sionary Alliance ot the Seminary. His text was Ephesians iii:B; his theme the Missionary Preacher. The true missionary’s humility was first noticed. Paul, it is to be observed, said the speaker, was at this time far advanced in Christian life and work. He had made most important contributions to the history of the church, yet he could only say “I am less than the least of all saints.” The next point noticed was the true secret of the preacher’s success, this “grace given.” No preacher, he said, can avail anything without “grace given.” The divine call to the ministry must be maintained. The theme of the preacher was next dwelt upon. It was to preach Christ, to preach the riches of Christ, to preach the unsearchable riches of Christ. Dr. Killgore’s effort was a fine one, but he was feeling unwell- and closed before his dis course was half delivered. We will give it in full next week. Stockton Anniversary. The Stockton Literary Society of the Semi nary held its second anniversary on Monday night. About 8 o'clock Miss A. E. Davis, organist for the occasion, rendered a beautiful march, and the members of the society march ed in and arranged themselves on the plat form that had been erected in front of the pulpit, with the president, B W. Kindley, oc cupying a chair in the centre. To the right of the president sat Rev. Dr. Ward, and to the left, Rev. J. D. Kinzer. The exercises were opened with prayer by Dr. Ward, followed by singing of the 495th hymn. The president then advanced to the front and delivered a short address, alluding to the month of May as a fitting time for an anniversary, being nature’s anniversary, and extended a welcome to the societies ot Wes tern Maryland College and others present. A beautiful solo and quartet followed, and the next piece on the program was the “Lament for Absalom,” by W. W. Davidson, of North Carolina, which was exceedingly well given. J. S. Howell, of Alabama, pronounced a eulogy on Nicholas Snethen, giving a brief sketch of his life and labors, and according him a high place among the early workers in the Methodist Church. “David ;,nd Goliath, a duett, was rendered by L. R. Djrott, of Maryland, and G. W. Pool, of West Virginia, and J. D. Corbin, of West Virginia, read “Beautiful Snow.” “Prophecy,” an essay by Elmer Simpson, of Maryland, was a cred itable production. This was followed by a well-rendered quartet. F. T. Benson, of Maryland, closed the literary part of the pro gram by an anniversary address on “Free Thought.” It was well written, showing con siderable thought on the part of the speaker, and its power was enhanced by an excellent delivery. A chorus, and the benediction by Rev. J. D. Kinzer, closed the exercises. The musical part of the program was under the direction of J. S. Howell. GradnatinK Exercises. Graduating exercises were held on Tuesday night, the Church, as on former occasions during the commencement, being well filled. Rev. Thos. H. Lewis, principal of the Semi nary, occupied the centre of the platform, while to his right were the students and to the left the Board of Governors. After a fine volutary by the choir of the church, Rev. L. W. Bates, D. D., offered prayer. The graduates then read their graduating theses, music by the Seminary and Church choirs being interspersed in the programe. C. R. Blades’ subject was “The Beginnings of Methodism;” that of B. W. Kindley “Phari saism;” that of J. W. Kirk “The Devotional Use of the Psalter;” that of S. C. Ohrurn “The Revised New Testament;” that of G. W. Pool “Wiclif;” and that of W. C. Rymer “The Divine Institution of Sacrifice.” The young men acquitted themselves with credit, and gave evidence of careful training. Their productions were of a high order, exhibited power of thought, were logical and forcible, and were well delivered. Those on “The Devotional Use of the Psalter” and “The Revised New Testament” were particularly able and interesting. After the reading ot the theses, Mr. Lewis presented the candidates for graduation to the Board of Governors, and the President of the Board, Dr. Bates, res ponded that the Board had considered their merits and claims, and endorsed the applica tions, conferring upon Messrs. J. W. Kirk i and S. G. Ohrum the degree of Bachelor of Divinity, and giving certificates of graduation ; to Messrs. C. R. Blades, B. W. Kindley, G. W. Pool and W. C. Rymer. Mr. Lewis then made a short address to the graduates, and presented to each his certificate. At the close of the exercises Mr. Lewis announced that the seventh semi-annual ses sion of the Seminary would open on Tues day, September Ist, and that Prof. C. H. Spurrier hod been elected professor of music for the institution. He also extended thanks to the trustees for the use of the church for their exercises ; to the church choir for their assistance ; to the audience for their cheering presence, and to the Democratic Advocate for opening its columns for a full report of the commencement exercises. SKETCH OF THE GRADUATES. C. R. Blades is a native of Maryland, having been born in Pocomoke City, Worces ter county, April 18th, 1857. He was edu cated at the High School in his native town. In September, 1883, he entered the Seminary. He has been assigned to duty in Frederick county. G. W. Pool was born in Marion county, W. Va., August 27, 1860. He attended school at Morgantown until the age of fourteen, when he gave up school to learn the potter’s trade. After a time he set up in business for himself in Braxton county. A thirst for knowledge impelled him back to his studies, and he quit business to enter the University of West Vir ginia, where he remained two years. In Sep tember, 1883, he entered the Westminster Theological Seminary, and commences his labors as a minister at Parkersburg, W. Va. W. C. Rymer is also a native of West Vir ginia, and was born at St. Mary’s July Bth, 1858. At the early age of twelve years he joined the M. P. Church. From that time he bad a strong inclination towards the ministry. After preparation at the home school he entered Adrian College. Michigan, where he remained three years. He spent a year in Colorado after leaving college, and then came east to prepare for the ministry, entering the Seminary in 1883. Last sum mer he was engaged in ministerial work at- Henderson, N. C., and has been assigned there by the Conference. Bradly W. Kindley was born near Fred erick, Md. He entered Western Maryland College in 1879, and spent four years at that institution. In September, 1884, he was en rolled at the Seminary and began his theologi cal course as a member ofthe Junior class. He spent last summer in active work with the Rev. J. L. Kilgore, D. D., then at Frederick. The Conference has assigned him to Mt. Pleasant Station, Washington, D. C. S. 0. Ohrum is a native of Finksburg, Car roll county, Md., and is nearly 20 yearsof age, having been born on June 22d, 1859. He attended school at Finksburg until 1879, when he entered Western Maryland College, taking a full collegiate course, with a view to the ministry. During his senior year at col lege he pursued the study of Hebrew in the Seminary, where he entered, after taking the degree of Bachelor of Arts at the college. He received the degree of Bachelor ol Divin ity from the Seminary, and now assumes ministerial duties in Accomac county, Va. J. W. Kirk was born in Alexandria, \a., February 10, 1861. His education was begun at the public schools of his native place. Afterwards he entered the Western Maryland College, from which institution he graduated in 1883. He was chosen tutor of Latin and Greek at the College after graduation, and at the same time pursued a course at the Semi nary. He was invested with the degree of Bachelor of Divinity, and has been assigned to Crisfield, Md. ■ their course at the seminary. As to the course of study the graduates have pursued at the Seminary, President Lewis reports as follows to the Board of gov ernors : “In Hebrew they have spent one year in the study of the grammar and in transla ting English sentences into Hebrew; they have read and critically studied portions ofthe Pentateuch, Kings, Ruth, Jonah, Psalms and Isaiah. In Greek the course has been simi lar, reading the Gospels, Pauline Epistles and James. They have completed the course of Systematic Theology, Historical Theology, and in Biblical criticism have studied the authorship, contents and integrity of each book. They have studied the geography of Palestine and the antiquities of the Bible. In Pastoral Theology they have pursued a course in homiletics and prepared sermons under the guidance of the professor, and a course on the work of the pastorate and con stitution and discipline of the M. P. Church. They have attended three courses of lectures on special topics related to their work, and produced throughout their course original papers on subjects assigned, and presented a thesis for graduation. In addition they have had training in elocution in a systematic course of lessons by an experienced professor, and also in vocal music. nectini; of the School Board. The School Board met on Monday, 4th inst. All the members were present except Dr. Reindollar, who was detained at home by sickness in his family. Arrangements were completed tor building new schoolhonses at Wisner’s and Bish’s, in the 3rd district; at Brown’s, in the Bth, to re place one destroyed by fire last winter, and at Wesley Chapel and Mechanicsville, in the 4th. Thomas Stevenson and other residents of the neighborhood presented a petition for a new district and schoolhouse at Spring Mill, Mr. Stevenson and Mr. Ephraim Bankert agreeing to donate together a half acre of ground for the purpose, and other residents offering to contribute work and material. The petition was filed for future consideration. Trustees were appointed for the various schools, but few changes being made. As the list was not completed, its publication will be delayed until after the next meeting. The following are the changes so far: 3rd Dist. Jacob Essig and Henry Troxel at Wisner’s, in place of Feeser and Belt, re signed. 4th Dist. Jacob Hoff in place of George Shipley, at Sandy Mount. sth Dist. E. M. Shipley in place of Joseph Gist, at Oakland. Chas. Dorsey in place of Wesley Costlcy, at White Rock (African). 6th Dist. John C. Dennef, Lewis Lippy and Jacob Wink at Manchester. David 'L. Brown in place of Geo. K. Frank, resigned, at Miller’s. Jacob A. Frederick in place of C. R. Wentz, at Kroh’s. JohnC. Rorhbach, Edwin Rhoads and John Geiman, Jr., at Wentz’s, in place of old Board. John D. Loats and Leonard Kreitzer in place of Jesse Warner and David Smith, at Old Fort. 7th Dist. David Fowble, John J. Reese and Milton Schaeffer, at Central Hall, in Westminster. Nelson Gilbert in place of E. J. Lawyer, resigned, at West End. Jeremiah Geiman in place of fm. H. Reese, resigned, at Cranberry. George Bell and Elmer Cross in place of John M. Snowden and Reuben Woodyard, resigned, at Union St. (African). Bth Disti Henry Stull and James Taylor in place of John L. Stull, resigned, and John W. Barrick, deceased, at Emory Chapel. 9th Dist. Joab Brown and Gustavns Dor sey in place of Maj. A. Davis and Daniel Phebns, at Parr’s Ridge. Jos. Spurrier and Robert Sellman in place of James H. Steele and Wesley P. Gosnell, at Chestnut Grove. Joshua Spurrier and Roderick Dorsey in the place of Ambrose Franklin and William H. Barnes, at Franklinville. 11th Dist. Samuel Hoff and Solomon Eng lar in place of Solomon Ecker and Abram Roop, resigned, at Park Hall. Francis Lam bert in place of John Geiger, at Springdale. Wm. Brightful, Simon P. Murdock and Em ory Woodyard at New Windsor (African). Tnnc.ytown Items. War has been declared on the Indian res ervation, and reports are being circulated that firearms are brandished openly and shots have been exchanged. At the town election on Mqnday the en tire ticket was elected. A full vote was not out, there being only about 50 votes cast. Now let the good work go on, and make changes from center to circumference. The Copperville Band has moved to our town. Prof. Strickhouser, formerly of the York band, has taken charge of it. They will also be very materially assisted by Profs. Fringer and Reid. The oldest daughter of Levi Haines, tenant of Jacob Mehring’s, narrowly escaped death by drowning on Monday afternoon. She went to the well for a bucket of water, and there being no windlass to it, she made a misstep and fell in. When she struck the water she caught hold of the side of the wail and held fast until help arrived. Another Indian doctor is in town. Our base ball nine will play the Trevanian team on Ascension Day. David M. Stnller will go to Dodge City, Kan., shortly. New AilverliNetnenlM. Public Sale of Personal Property—John C. Shipley and Wm. A. Wampler, Executors. Public Sale of Bank Stock —John C. Ship ley and Wm. A. Wampler. Executors. Public Sale of a Desirable Little Property —Chas. T. Reifsnider, Attorney. Co-Partnership —J. H. Billingslea, M. D., Jos. T. Hering, M. D. Desirable Town Property at Public Sale — L. C. Trumbo. Notice to Tax-Payers—Wm. G. Rinehart, Collector. New Brick Yard—Wm. H. Bell, Westmin ster, Md. At Public Sale—Annie E. Kepner, admin ■ istratrix. Notice—Geo. W. Albaugh, Westminster, Md. ’ For Sale—E. N. Buckingham. Finksburg, Md. I .egal Notices. List of U nclaimed Matter. Dr. Teackle, State Vaccine Agent. Deatli of Dr. Klink. Dr. Frederick Klink, homeopathist of this city, whose serious illness from an overdose of morphia, taken on Thursday night of last week, was noticed in the last issue of the Advocate, died about 11 o’clock last Satur day morning. Dr. Klink was a native of Philadelphia, where he was born May 6th, 1855. He graduated at Princeton College, and took a medical course at Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia. He located in Texas first, but returned home after a short time, and removed to this city during the last illness of Dr. Woodward, about four years ago. He was a genial gentleman, of pleasant manners and fine conversational powers. His sudden taking off is lamented by the whole community, and especially by those who knew him best. He leaves a wife and two children, one an infant. His remains were taken to Philadelphia on Tuesday, and interred in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Corporation Election. The annual election for Mayor and five Councilmen took place on Monday last. There was no contest, and less than one-fonrth of the vote of the town was polled. With the exception of George M. Pearce, who declined to serve, the old council was reelected, and in his place Chas. E. Fink, also an improvement man, was chosen. Mayor Thomas also de clined re-election, and in his place Andrew N. Stephan was elected. When there is no special question to be determined, and no contest over men it is not usual to poll over 60 to 80 votes, and the 122 votes cast last Monday shows a renewed interest in the wel fare of the city. Below is the official vote — For Mayor—Andrew N. Stephen 122; for Councilmen —George R. Gehr 121, Thomas R. Myer 120. George Stouch 118, Orlando Reese 116, Charles E. Fink 121. From the Shenandoah Valley. Woodstock, May 5, 1885. Messrs Editors: Thinking a few lines in regard the crops in this section might be interesting to the many farmer readers ot the Advocate, I can tell them that although they of Carroll complain that their wheat crop is looking so badly, they have no cause to be dissatisfied. The wheat in Shenandoah co. is nothing to compare with the wheat in Car roll. I have seen fields that wont make three bushels per acre, but have seen a few fields looking looking tolerably fair. I hear that farther up the Valley the wheat is looking still worse. Farmers here are preparing to plant corn : some have planted. I see here peas, beans, beets and other vegetables looking well. Grass is good and there is good prospect for fruit. Merchants complain of dull times. This is the home of Senator Riddleberger. He has a splendid house and surroundings. He is considered smart, but as Woodstock is strongly Democratic, political sentiment is against him. Hope to be in Carroll again in a few days. J. W. N. May Hail and Snow. The hail storm which passed over the sec tion around Petersburg, Va., on last Friday afternoon, extended into North Carolina. All growing cotton, corn and vegetables were de stroyed, and the farmers will be compelled to plant again. Hail fell to the depth of twelve inches and a whirlwind prevailed along the centre of the storm, blowing down barns, fences and sheds. In some places in Surrey county, Va., the hail fell to the depth of eigh teen inches, and in some spots was drifted to the depth of four feet. Business Bocals. to farmers and truckers. For the best and most reliable brands of Phosphate, go to E. O. Grimes & Co. For Rent—A desirable house on Main Street. Apply at this Office. 3t Choice Mackerel at N. I. Gorsuch & Son’s. For quality and quantity or the most goods for the least money, call at Rinker’s. A. H. Wentz’s Watch Clubs (gold and sil ver) have been so successful that he is about to start another. Ladies as well as gentlemen can enter this club. Persons wishing to join can do so by leaving their names at his store, Westminster, Md. 2t For new Goods and new prices, call at Rinker’s. For Bargains, great Bargains, call at Rink er’s. I have opened an Ice Cream and Soda Water Parlor in my store for the accommo dation of customers and the public. George W. Albaugh. Groceries, Groceries, Groceries, First Class and as low as any house in town. J. D. Bowers. 2t Haller, the Paper Hanger, opposite Derr’s store, is doing more work for less money than any one else. 2t Jnst received and for sale a fine lot of Hose of all kinds, and all fixtures for sprinkling purposes, at reasonable prices. O. D. Gil bert. 2t Canned Goods lower than ever offered in this market. Peas, 16 cts.; String Beans, 75 cents per dozen ; Sardines, Corn, Tomatoes, Lima Beans, Oysters, Lobsters, Beef and Ham, in the same proportion at J. D. Bow ers. 2t Farmers and Truckers, use the Old Pitts burgh Phosphate, a very reliable Spring Fer tilizer. Numerous testimonials produced. Supply on hand East End, Westminster, Md. L. Zepp. ap4-eot Send to James E. Smith, General Insur ance Agent, for terms before renewing or paying assessments on premium notes. If you Insure in his Agency no notes are taken and no assessments are made. Insurance from one day to 5 years. His rates are the lowest. feb 7 RELIGIOUS NOTICES. Grace Lutheran Church, May 10th, 1885: — preaching at 10.30, a. m., by Rev. Prof. B. F. Benson. Methodist Protestant Church, Westminster, May 10, 1885. —Public Services 10.30, a. m., aud 7.30, p. ra. St. Benjamin’s (Krider’s) Church, May 10, 1885: —preaching at 2 p. m., by Rev. Prof. S. Simpson. There will be preaching next Sunday at Mt. Union U. B. Church at 10 a. m.; Biggs’, 2 p. m., and at Bixler’s 7.30 p. m. The Sunday School organization was not effected two weeks ago, as previously announced, at Biggs’ Church, but will be organized on Sun day, after preaching. The corner-stone ofthe new U. B. Church at Miller’s Station will be laid on Sunday, May 17. Preaching at 10 a. m. and 2p. m. by Rev. Dr. Baltzell, of Harrisburg. DIED. _ On May 7, 1885. at the residence o f her father, Henry H. Keller, in Manchester, Mrs. Algarin, wife of Cornelius Lippy, of Snyders burg. In Westminster, on May 4, 1885, Lizzie \ ~ daughter of George R. and Alice E. Gehr, aged 7 months and 24 days. THE MARKETS. WESTMINSTER MARKETS. Wholesale Prices by E. O. Grimes & Co. Friday, May 8, 1885. Flour $email@example.com Wheat 9801.02 Rakings firstname.lastname@example.org Barley 50@ 65 Oats 36@ 40 Corn 55(a) 60 Corn in the ear per barrel email@example.com Rye 65® 6 ' Corn Meal 1.30(a) 00 Buckwheat Meal 2.0002.25 Lard ‘ ,s Sides - 1@ 1 Shoulders - 7@ I Ham 10® 10 Potatoes 00® 00 Hungarian Seed 55® 60 Eggs 10® 12 Pork 5} BALTIMORE MARKETS. Flour $3.60®6.25 Corn Meal firstname.lastname@example.org Wheat I.o6®lofi Corn 57@68 Oats 41® 42 Rye 75® 80 Clover Seed Bj@9 Potatoes 50®55 cts. per bushel. Onions $4.50 per bll. Beef Cattle —best quality 6.5005.80 “ “ medium email@example.com “ ‘ “ ordinary 3.25® 3.75 Sheep—fair to good 2}®6J Hogs 6@6 j Wool unwashed 17@21 per lb. Hay 17.00® 22. OOPton Straw firstname.lastname@example.orgP Hides —steer 10® 10 ctsPK) “ cow 7i®B Leather —city slaughtered... 28033 “ “ country - 24@25 Butter —roll 20025 “ “ near-by roll 14@18 Eggs .. 12j@13 p doz Poultry Turkeys 12@13c. per lb. Chickens ll@l2c. per lb J T. ORNDORFF Extends a special invitation to his many 1 friends and customers to visit his DOUBLE STORE and examine his large stock of fashionable DRYGOODS. Our preparations for the spring and summer of 1885 surpass all previous efforts for the accommodation of our very large trade. Just received from New York and Philadelphia manufacturers and headquarters piles of New Goods at New Prices. Having bought our goods in large lots for cash, we will sell them in many instances lower than the same goods can be bought elsewhere. There being a breatin prices of Dress Goods, we can sell these goods from 5 to 10 cents per yard lower than the same goods could be bought a month ago. We mean to do business; we shall always have what the people want at the people’s prices. Big prices will not do in these hard times, for no one can afford to waste their money. It shall be our aim to give you every dollar’s worth every time, for if there is virtue in good goods at low prices we mean to be masters of the situation —the live pioneers who dive down to rock bottom. It will be impossible for us to give you quotations, but when you visit our store we will give you prices that are stern and stubborn facts, that will level your head on genuine bargains. DRESS GOODS. Silks, black and col’d, all prices; all shades in Surah Silks, all latest shades in Satin Ber bers at 60 cents, same goods sold elsewhere at 75 cents; Satins, Brocades, Grenedenes, Manchester Fancies, Henrietta Cloths, Cut Cashmeres, Ottoman Cloths, Tricot Cloths. Alpacas, Mohairs, Nons Suitings, Double Width Cashmere as low as 20 cents; also a great variety of Low Priced Dress Goods; also a great variety of Sateens at 12i cents. NOTIONS. English, French and German Hosiery, spring and summer Underwear, Handker chiefs, Towels, Purses, Gloves, Fans, Table Covers, Skirts, Corsets, Shawls, Laces, Ladies’ Ties, Collarets, and Ladies Neckwear of all kinds; Buttons, all colors; 8 doz. job lot of Hamburg Edgings will be sold at half their value. DOMESTICS. In this department we are the lowest-priced house in town. We sell a heavy 1 yd. wide Sheeting Muslin at 6} cents; Fancy Shirting 6}, Ginghams at 5 cents, Calicoes at 3 cents, Lawns 3 cents. CASSIMERES. American, French and Scotch Cassimere for men’s and boys’ wear. In these goods we have a better and cheaper line than ever before. Cottonades 15 cents, worth 20 cents. CARPETS. t In this department it is acknowledged by 1 everybody that we are the leading house. 1 The lowest prices and largest stock in the . county. Body Brussels, Tapestry, 3-Ply, ex tra super Ingrains, Cottage and h lowered , Carpets as low as 20 cents per yard; Carlisle Rag and Yarn Carpet, Oil Cloth and Straw f Mattings. r READY-MADE CLOTHING. , For men’s, youths' and boys’ wear. We have the cheapest, nobbiest and finest line we have ever had in our store. i. 2 Boot and Shoe Department. 5 Dixon’s and Frank & Prey's Custom-Made [J Shoes, for ladies, misses and children; men s Custom-Made Gaiters and Low-Cut Shoes; 7 0 heavy Plow Shoes SI.OO. 5 8 7 0 ° 0 HATS. 2. , , J All the latest, nobbiest spring styles for 5 young men, old men and boys. Big line g Straw Hats, cheaper than ever before. 8 2 0 9 1 Gent’s Furnishing Goods. 6 5 Eighmie Shirts, with fronts that do not J break or wrinkle from wear. Full line of Spring and Summer Underwear, Fancy Ties, n Neckwear of all kinds, Collars and Cuffs. We try to sell the best goods for the least money. J. T. OrndorfT, Orndorff Building, b WESTMINSTER, MD. a P I2S OBDEB OP PUBLICATION. In the Circuit Court for Carroll county, sitting as a Court of Equity. NO. 2307, The Westminster Savings Institution, a body corporate of the State of Maryland, plain tiff. against Alpha M. Ruby, administrator of the goods and chattels, rights and credits of Julius King, late of Carroll county, in ’ the State of Maryland, deceased: Mary • Felthouser and Philip Felthouser, her hus band; Emma King, Theodore King. Ed ward King, Charles King, Elizabeth M. Morelock and Jacob M. Morelock, her hus band, defendants. The object of this suit is to-procure a decree requiring the personal estate of Julius King, deceased, to be applied to the payment of plaintiff’s claim, and also a sale of certain real estate in Carroll county, in the State of Maryland, which was mortgaged by said Julius King, and Meda, his wife, to the plain tiff, The Westminster Savings Institution, to pay the balance of their said claim. The bill states that on or about the 17th day of June, A. D. 1878, the said Julius King and wife conveyed certain real estate, which is particularly described in said bill, unto a cer tain Elizabeth M. Morelock, wife of Jacob M. Morelock, byway of mortgage, to secure the payment of the sum of six hundred dol lars, which was then due and owing by the said Julius King to the said Elizabeth M. Morelock, and for which the said Julius King gave his promissory note of that date, and payable one year after date, with interest thereon. That the said Elizabeth M. Morelock, with Jacob M. Morelock, her husbaqd, subse quently, to wit, on the 13th day of April, A. D. 1880, for value, transferred and assigned to the plaintiff said promissory note and mort- the whole of said sum of $600.00, and interest thereon from the 17th day cf June, A. D. 1880, still remains due and owing to the plaintiff. That the said Julius King departed this life intestate, in Carroll county, aforesaid, in the month of April, A. D. 1885, leaving no widow, but the following children, his only heirs at law; Mary Felthouser, wife of Philip Felt houser; Emma King, Edward King, Charles King and Theodore King, all of whom are adults above the age of twenty-one years ex cept the said Theodore King and Charles King, who are infants under the age of twenty one years. That the said Theodore King is a non-resi dent of the State of Maryland. That the said Meda King, wife of said Julius King, departed this life prior to the death of said J alius King. That letters of administration on the per sonal estate of said Julius King, deceased, have been granted by the Orphans’ Court of Carroll county to Alpha M. Ruby. That the personal estate of said Julius King, deceased, is wholly insufficient for the payment of his debts. It is thereupon, this 29th day of April, A. D. 1885, ordered by the Circuit Court for Carroll county, in Equity, that the plaintiff, by .causing a copy of this order to be inserted in some newspaper published in Carroll county aforesaia, once in each of four succes sive weeks, before the 4th day of June, A. D. 1885, give notice to the said absent defendant, warning him to appear in this Court in per son or by solicitor, on or before the 4th day of September, next, to show cause, if any he hath, why a decree ought not to be passed as prayed. GEO. A. MILLER, Clerk. True copy,—Test: may2:st ’ Geo. A. Miller, Clerk. OBDEE OF PUBLICATION. In the Circuit Court for Carroll County, Sitting as a Court of Equity. No. 2304. Emma Coghlan and Richard Coghlan, her husband; James Atlee, Janette Atlee, Or lando Ridout, James A. Ridout, Meliora 0. Ridout, Mary E. Atlee, and Sarah A. Atlee, plaintiffs, against Edwin A. Atlee and Sarah J. Atlee, his wife; Thomas Atlee, Alice Atlee, Abram Atlee, Orlando Ridout, Jr., Margaret Ridout, and Margaret L. Atlee, defendants. The object of this suit is to procure a decree for a sale of certain ground rents issuing out of Lots Nos. 2,3, 4,5, 6, p art of 7, Nos. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and one-half of No. 24, as desig nated on the plat of the town of New Wind sor, in Carroll county, in the State of Mary land, said plat being recorded in Liber W. W., No. 2, folios 110 and 111, one of the Land Records of Carroll county, and for the collec tion of the arrears of the same, and for a dis : tribution of the proceeds thereof among the parties to this suit according to their respec tive interests. The Bill states that the parties to this suit lire tenants in common, in fee, in and to said ground rents; that some of the said parties are infants, under the age of twenty-one years; that said Edwin A. Atlee, by deed dated Sep tember Ist, A. D. 1877, and recorded among the Land Records of Carroll county in Liber F. T. S., No. 49, folio 497, Ac., granted and conveyed all his interest in said ground rents unto his said wife, Sarah J. Atlee, and that said Edwin A. Atlee resides out of the State of Maryland. It is thereupon, this 24th day of April, in the year eighteen hundred and eighty-five, adjudged and ordered, that the complainant, by causing a copy of this order to be inserted in some newspaper published in Carroll county once in each of four successive weeks before the first day of June next, give notice to the said absent defendant of the object and substance of this bill, and warn him to appear in this Court, in person or by solicitor, on or before the 31st day of August next, to answer the premises and show cause, if any he has, why a decree ought not to pass as prayed. GEO. A. MILLER, Clerk. True copy, —Test: apr2s,st Geo. A. Miller, Clerk. OBDBB OP PUBLICATION. In the Circuit Court for Carroll County, sitting as a Court of Equity. NO. 2302. Daniel Shell, plaintiff, against Elmira Dut terer and Josiah Dutterer, her husband: George W. Sholl, Gustavus W. Crouse and Irene Crouse, defendants. The object of this suit is to procure a decree requiring and commanding the above named defendants, who are children and heirs-at-law of Michael Sholl. late of Carroll county, Mary land, deceased, to give unto Daniel Sholl, the plaintiff, a good and sufficient deed for the twelve and three-quarter acres of land, more or less, now in possession of said Daniel Sholl, and which is correctly described in a deed from William Slyder, executor to said Michael Sholl, dated April 20, 1836, and re corded among the Land Records of Frederick county in Liber H. S., No. 3, folios 408 and 409. The Bill states that in consideration of work and labor done by said Daniel Sholl, the said Michael Sholl gave and sold unto him the said parcel of land in the year 1848, and that the plaintiff in that time took posses sion of said land, and has been ever since and is now in possession of the same, but has never received a deed for said parcel of land; and that said George W. Sholl, Gnstavus W. Crouse and Irene Crouse reside out of the State of Maryland and beyond the jurisdiction of this Court. It is thereupon, this 21st day of April, A. D. 1885, adjudged and ordered, that the plaintiff, by causing a copy of this order to be inserted in some newspaper published in Car roll county, in the State of Maryland, once in each of four successive weeks before the 26th day of May next, give notice to the said ab sent defendants of the object and substance of this Bill, and warn them to appear in this Court, in person or by solicitor, on or before the 27th day of August next, to answer the premises and shew cause, if any they have, why a decree ought not to pass as prayed. GEO. A. MILLER, Clerk. True copy, —Test: apr2s,st ' Geo. A. Miller, Clerk. NOTICE. Notice is hereby given that application will be made to the Commissioners of Carroll county, at the expiration of thirty days from the date hereof, to lay out and condemn for a public road the land beginning at or near a line stone between the lands of Edwin M. Shipley and the late Wm. H. Phillips, on public road No. 131, and known as the Oak land road; thence through the land of E. M. Shipley to the bed of the present road, near a limekiln; then on the bed of said road, or as near as practicable, to the land of Perry Ben nett; then on the land of said Perry Bennett to the land of Thomas Ireland; then through the land of the said Thomas Ireland to the land of James P. Carter; then on the line be tween the said James P. Carter and Thomas Ireland, or as near as practicable, to a fence on the line of James P. Carter and Samuel ' and Joseph Slack; then, following the said line, to the land of Harry Selby; then through the land of said Harry Selby to the bed of the present old road, or as near as practicable to the land of George Beer; then through the land of the said George Beer to the line be tween the land of the said George L ;er and the land of Harry Selby, and following the said line until it intersects the road known as the Baltimore, Carroll and Liberty Turn pike road, at or near the public schoolhouse No. 3, and known as Mechanicsville school house. EDWIN M. SHIPLEY, aprilll:st and 60 others.