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Entered at the Pont Office, Westminster, Maryland, as
Second Class Matter.
I.oeul Brevities.
The private schools of Westminster closed
this week.
The rust has attacked some wheat fields in
this vicinity.
The festival for the benefitof Stone Chapel,
held last week, realized S7O net.
Messrs. Shank k Roop report the sale of
seven Osborn self-binders this season.
Wheat is assuming the golden color, and
harvest will begin about the Ist of July.
Mr. Thomas Goodwin is repairing his pave
ment and paving the gutter opposite his resi
Mr. John W. Luckabaugh is adding to the
comfort and appearance of his residence on
Liberty street, by putting up a porch.
Harry D. Mitehel has been appointed to a
vacant scholarship in Western Marylany Col
lege by Senator Hayes, of Baltimore city.
A coal oil well has been discovered near
Kingsdale, just over the Carroll border, in
A dams county. The flow is said to be strong.
The Skating Rink will be open to-night
(Saturday) and Prof. Murray, said to be “the
greatest living bicyclist,” will give an exhi
St. John’s parochial school and catechism
class held a picnic in Snowden’s grove, near
this city, on Thursday, which was well at
Mr. Hasbabia Haines is grading and repav
ing opposite his premises on Main street, so
as to correspond with the pavement above
and below him.
Commencement exercises of Springfield
Institute will be held in the Presbyterian
Church at Sykesville, on Monday evening
next at 8 o'clock.
Mr. E. J. Crumrine, agent at Manchester,
and Mr. D. T. Gibson, traveling agent, have
sold and delivered three carloads of Champion
self-binders this week.
“Ninety Minutes in Kweer Kompany” will
be an enjoyable entertainment at Odd Eel- ,
lows’ Hall next Thursday night, A hearty j
laugh for everybody.
To-morrow, the 2Ut, is the longest, day of
the year. The days will gradually shorten
after that time until December 21st. when
they will begin to lengthen again.
Alexander K lined inst is building a hand
some cottage on Liberty street, this city, op
posite the residence of Mr. John Lynch. It
will be an ornament to that part of Westmin
Mr. Peter Feiser, of New Oxford, Pa., a
cousin of Vice-President Thos. A. Hendricks,
was in this city from Saturday until Monday,
on a visit to his brother-in-law, Mr. George
Commencement exercises at St. George s
Hall school, near Reisterstown, were held on
Monday evening last, Charles T. lieifsnider,
Jr., of Westminster, received a medal for su
perior scholarship.
At 2 o’clock this afternoon, on the old race
course at Hampstead, there will be a running
race, 700 yards, for a purse of SIOO, between
Samuel Stausbury’s mare Kate and Philip J,.
Yosts’ mare Minnie B.
Mr. Edward Lynch is putting a fountain in
his handsome lawn, on Liberty street, which
will add much to its beauty. Others will no
doubt follow his example. What is prettier
than a fountain in a nicely kept lawn?
The Democratic hickory pole, opposite the
. iCarroll Hotel, was taken down by Mr. Thos.
Harris on Thursday morning. It was sawed
off, and the ropes attached caused it to fall
parallel with the pavement in the direction
Itf the will of H. Singinaster, who died re
i.cently gt Easton, Pa., the Lutheran Theolog
ical Swsflary at Gettysburg will receive, af
ter the (tte&th of Singmaster’s wife, who is
, quite old, t,he fcalf of an estate valued at be
tween sUlo,(K|o,apd $200,000.
%Y. H. Shouvqr,& Pro*, machinists, corner
,of Liberty and G.reep streets, this city, are
. quite busy, and propose to put on additional
lorce next week. ‘As harvest approaches the
farmers are their machinery, and
’ Shower & Bno/s is the place to get repairs
. done speedily.
There will be no base ball to-day, but at 3
,O’clock on Monday afternoon next the West
minsters will meet the Baltimore (American
Association) club, one of the strongest in the
(United Slates, if the Westminsters don’t
rdown them they will give the Baitimores a
idose game.
'Jihe.cicqdaian orchestra commences as soon
j 8 it is (airly light in the morning, and closes
sobout Bp, .in. The noise is almost deafening
m Hite forests, and in this,city ft is mite an
noying. The noise interfered considerably
with the commencement exercises held in the
daytime a I the college.
N. I. Gorsuch & Son’s new grain .elevator
is nearing completion. The carpenters will
finish in a few days, after which the .mill
wright, John Beard, will arrange Uxe machine
ry, all of which has been ordered and is on
the way. The elevator will be run by a 10-
horse power gas engine.
Track-laying o Uie uew railroad from New
Freedom to Stewartstown, Pa., began on the
2d inst., and is progressing at the rate of half
a mile a day. The road is seven miles in
length, but will not be completed noli) about
July Ist, owing to some grading to be done
near Stewartstown and some trestle work yet
to be finished.
The business men of Westminster are re
quested to meet at the store of Sharrer Broth
ers next Monday night at 8.30 o’clock. The
pbject of the meeting will be the formation of
-a society for mutual advantage and business
■ protection, an organization thatismucb need
led. It is hoped that as many of the business
; men*d’the city as possible will be present at
MonCaff wight’s meeting.
Mr.. Job* Marsh’s Hennessy colt, Westmin
ster, is turning out speedy. It is entitled to
! speed on the side of both sire and dam, and
\ Mr, Marsh thinks he will trot close to three
animates now. Westminster was two years
old tast mouth, and Mr. Marsh will enter
him • five race for two years olds at Hanover
next faff The colt is of fine form, medium
in size, amt A lUcswfdul buy in color.
At a meeting of dm Board of Trustees of
Western Maryland College, o Wednesday,
Mr. V. H. Schaeffer, of this city, wa* chosen
tutor of Greek, Latin and Mathematics, Mr.
Schaeffer is an exemplary young gentleman,
and graduated at the College high up in the
class of 1883, We think the Trustees have
chosen well. Mr. J, W, Kirk, who held the
position up to the close of the scholastic yeor,
graduated at the Westminster Theological
Seminary last month, and has been assigned
to duty- at Cresfield, Md.
Our two canning factories both commenced
work on Tuesday. June 16th. on peas and
cherries. B. F. Shriver k Co. employ for
the present 175 hands, of all ages, sizes and
colors, and will run their force up to 200 and
over, as the season advances. Smith, Ting
ling k Co. are also running on peas and
cherries, and have a large force employed.
'They will increase the number of their cm
iployes as occasion requires, if hands can be
procured. The outlook for the canning in
terest is better than it has been for a year or
two past, and the impression prevails that a
more profitable return may be anticipated.
The cicada which swarm the country are
fifvj£ierly called locusts in this country.
;Loctuft* gf.c migratory and appear periodi
„cally in pupibers in Central Europe, in
’Egypt, Syria **4 South Asia, darkening the
. air as they fly and destroying all vegetation
where they alight. Tim cicada are neither
, migratory nor destructive, ffyey have no
, mouths, but long bills, and draw nourishment
from young twigs and branches by sucking
, the sap through their bills. It has been stated
l tlmt the peculiar noise made by the cicada is
by the rubbing of their legs against
jthe wings, but that is not correct. It seems
ito proceed from under the wing, where there
sls a .small cavity covered with a thin white
.jjkrß. The body, back of where the wings
qmito tyiflh it, is' hollow, and the noise seems
ito ‘be produced by air in the body being forced
against the thin skin- If yon catch a cicada
by the wings, his body will work and the noise
will begin. Close observation will disclose
the fact that the sound proceeds bom under
the wing. In England the cicada is called the
(harvest fly.
A Report of fommeneenienl Exercises.
Commencement exercises at Western Md.
College began on Sunday morning with the
Baccalaureate Sermon, by President J. T.
Ward. D. D., at the Methodist Protestant
Church. The day was bright, and gave us the
first real touch of summer weather. The
congregation was large, the occasion attract
ing many persons of other denominations.
The services opened by an anthem by the
choir, followed by responsive scripture read
ings by President Ward and the students, and
these by a hymn and prayer by Vice-President
Benson. The scripture lesson was read by
Rev. J. D. Kinzer, pastor of the church; then
came another anthem by the choir, after
which was the Baccalaureate Sermon. Dr.
Ward took his text from Eph. vi:9-I0 —“Be
strong in the Lord, and in the power of His
might. Put on the whole armor of God, that
ye may be able to stand against the wiles of
the devil.” The theme was the true source
and right use of moral and spiritual character,
and the sermon was strong and able. In
closing Dr. Ward said :
Some of you, my young friends, will soon be called
to lake upon you the responsible work of teaching
others: all of you. in fact, will in some sense become
teachers, although none of you should dream that
you will not still need to be learners. In any
sphere of life you will find opportunities of useful
ness. Make it your constant aim to improve them.
Do not be idlers. Live to do good; you can only so
live by being good. There may be a laudable am
bition for position, but whatever position you may
attaiuU>,it will not lie the getting of it, but the
right filling of it, that will constitute the true honor.
Make the power God gives yon felt by the right use
ofit for His glory and others' benefit.
In joint effort with my worthy and faithful col
leagues I have done what 1 could to aid you in your
endeavors to fit yourselves for a useful and honor
able career. Wo exhort you, however, not to re
gard even the work of your preparation for such a
career finished with theclose of yourcollege course.
The soldier is not only to put ou his armor, but U>
keep it on, ami keep the weapons of his warfare
brightly burnished and always ready for use. Re
member ever the true source of moral and spiritual
power. “Be strong In the Lord, and i|i the power
of Ills might."
At night the sermon before the Literary-
Societies of the College was preached in the
church by Rev. T. J. Ogburn, of Winston,
North Carolina. The choir again opened the
services with an anthem, followed by a hymn,
and by prayer by Rev. A. S. Weber, of St.
Paul’s Reformed Church, this city. Mr. Og
burn preached from the 'Jth verse of the 119th
Psalm—“ Wherewithal shall a young man
cleanse his ways? By taking heed thereto
according to Thy word. 1* rom these words
the speaker delivered an able sermon, lull ot
force and power. Prayer by Prof. Simpson,
the doxology, and benediction by Rev. H.
W. Kuhns, D. D-, closed the services.
Fully two thousand persons assembled
under and around the large pavilion on Mon
day evening to witness the joint exhibition by
the Browning and Philomathean Societies.
The grove was lighted by torches, and, as the
night was dark, they enhanced the scene very'
much. The joint exhibition of these societies
seems to be the attraction during commence
ment week, and frequently more persons at
tend than on commencement day. Each lady
had her special admirers in the vast assembly,
but all were listened to attentively, and floral
mementoes were generously distributed to
each one. The recitations and essays were
i well delivered, especially the recitations by
: Misses Kneller and Abbott. The vocal and
• | instrumental part of the programme was of a
I High order. The closing part of the exhibi
] tion was calisthenics by twelve ladies, six
■ from each society. Many ot the movements
; were given with the utmost precision; in feet
there was scarcely a noticeable pause. Ihe
movements were made to music from a piano,
and the dumb bell accompaniment to ' Pop
j Goes the Weasel” brought forth applause, as
did other difficult feats. As a whole it was
! the finest joint exhibition ' ever held by the
i societies. Below is the programme :
j Instrumental solo, “Bird of the Woods,
j Miss Madge Slaughter; President's Address,
Miss Alma C. Duvall: recitation, “IV here s
Annette?” Miss Sadie N. Abbott; essay, “On
to Victory,” Miss Minnie E. Stevens: vocal
quartette. “Jack and Jill,” Missess Abbott,
Everhart, Roberts and Slaughter; reading,
! A Twilight Idyl,” Hattie A. Stevenson.
] President’s address, Miss Jennie F. Wilson;
vocal quartette, “Waves of the Ocean, JPfn
erson, Misses Bell, Shriver, TrnmboandWil
l son; reading, selected. Miss Elorence A. I ren*
chard; essay, Miss Mary E. DeWitt; recita
, tion, “Too Utterly Utter,” Miss Sadie V.
• Kneller; instrumental solo, “Pas de Change,
Titto Mattio, Miss Sallie 75- Wjlnjer,
The ealesthenics were decidedly fine, and
consisted of a fan drill, exercises with wands,
free hand movements, dumb-bell exercises
and club swinging, which were participated in
by Misses Jennie Burroughs, Blanch* Pills
burv, Minnie Stevens, Madge Slaughter,
Nannie Powell, Sallie Pennington. Jennie
Wilson, Florence Trenchard, Eudie Richard
son, Lulu Bell, Carrie Mourer, Nannie Heyde.
Class-day exercises took place Tuesday
morning, in the presence of a large assembly.
At ten o’clock all the seats were occupied,
and everybody gazed with interest as the Class
i of’Bs marched upon the stage. Programmes
for the day were handed around, which read
’ as follows;
’Tis with a feeling of the deepest regret
and sorrow that we are compelled to announce
to you, sympathizing friends, the funeral of
1 the Class'of ’BS, whose name is Rebecca Ellen
Boyd Annie Rebecca Ames Annie Marie
- Bruce Jeannette Irene Everhart Ida Ermina
■ i Gott Sarah Alice Virginia Kneller Katie Ro
! sallia McKee Mamie Edna Nicodemus Cora
j Bell Orndorff Eudora Linthicum Richardson
, j Florence Ada Trenchard Franklin McCle.lan
, I Brown John Horn Cunningham Theophilus
; I Harrison John William Moore Archibald
, i Carlyle Willison. Inexorable fate has de
. ! creed that the Class shall ‘requiescat in pace
■ on this the sixteenth day of June, eighteen
j hundred an 4 sjghty’fivfc? Anuo Domini.
funeral services will consist of an address to
I I be delivered setting forth the many redeem
jpg qualities .that have characterized the mem
bers during their .career in this world. 1 hero
i will follow a prophesy of the future of each
i member' ' n '-be world to conjie as a reward or
I punishment for the deed 3 dope in this flesh,
i When these shall have been dolefully read,
, i they will be handed down to the gaping pos
r | terity of lower classmen, eager for the re
! cords, upon which they may rely for sp many
, j examples of good conduct. Ihe services will
. j tl.en close with h funeral dirge, to be sung
I with a mingling of the tears dropped n 'V en ?-
j ory of the deceased. Proper medical treat
ment has been secured for those who shall bo
• overcome with grief.
j The programme was printed on heavy card
! | board, the outer edges of which were heavily
i draped with a hhte.V border,
i | The History of the Class was read by John
j H. Cunningham, and it abounded in
1 J reminiscences of the members, which
1 were not enjoyed by the subjects ot bis sketch.
The history was handed to Leyburn
Bennett, historian of the Class of 80. Miss
Sadie Kneller’s prophecy was excellent, and
' was handed to Miss Lenbre 0. tjtone, proph
; etess of the Class of 1886. The exorcises
closed with the singing of the Class ()de, by
, A. C. Willison, which is given below:
. How sweet this meeting, yet how sad
| Jo know it isour last:
To know our college days have fled,
Those happy tipics are past.
I -1 O classmates, quickly speeds the time
I When we must say farewell,
1 And to our Alma Mater kind
Our last good-byes must tell.
, Jj'ifhin those dear old college walls,
, So free ffoin care or strife,
1 ’Mid sweetest pleasures, purest ioys,
1 We’ve spent our happy life;
But now we leave our college homo,
[ And part with friends so true:
To one and ail with saddened tone
We hid a last adieu.
T.o comrades tried and classmates dear
We now mnsf good-bye,
It way be days, it niy be years,
| Perhaps if is for aye;
But always held in wew'ry dear,
My comrades jyu will bo;
And always to my heart bo near,
In friendship bound to me.
I Accordingto the programme of Commence
ment exercises, the oratorical contest was to
i have come off at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening,
but on account of the inclemency of the
, weather the contest was postponed until
Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock. Each
Society had three orators, the speakers of the
Societies alternating, the Websters leading off.
The Webster orators and their subjects
were as follows: T. L, M hitaker, Enfield, N.
. C., “Be a Hero in the Strife;” William E.
, Hoop, Westminster, “Individuality;” B.
Alfred Dumm, Johnsville, Md., “Unknown.”
I The Irving Orators and subjects were :
i f Edward C. Wimbrough. Snow ilil!._ Md.,
, “The Land ;;f the Free Paul W. Kuhns,
Westminster, “Ebon pickaninnies;” Chas.
| M. Grow, Jr., Fieaoricji. M<|., “Abb£ de 1
( Epee.”
[ The young gentlemen acquitted ihpjjjsetves
I with credit to their societies and the college.
5 Before the oratorical contest the distribu
| tions of medals and certificates of distinction
t was made by President Ward, as lollows:
r In French —Mary DeWitt, Georgia Harlan,
EpJ.a Handy, Emma Reaver, Nellie Sapping
ton, ftnte fjtpyemmn.
In Physical Science- Mary DeWitt, Georgia
Harlan, Blanche Pillsbnry, Nellie Sapping
ton, Lcnore Stone. Minnie Stevens, Leyburn
Rcnnnett, Dent Downing, Walter Brown, J.
B. Ellis, L. H. LaMotte, E. T. Mowbray, W.
E. Roop, A. 11. Wilson, E. C. Wimbrough.
In Mental and Moral Science —Ida Gott,
Lenore Stone, Eudora Richardson, Jennie
Wilson, Hattie Stevenson, Beekie Boyd, Ley
burn Bennett, F. McC. Brown, J. W. Moore,
E. T. Mowbray, W. E. Roop, A. C. Willison.
In Mathematics —Beekie Boyd. Katie Mc-
Kee, Maggie Merrick, Nellie Sappington,
Hattie Stevenson, Eudora Richardson, Anion
Burgee, Dent Downing, IV ni. Rinehart, L-
H. LaMotte. John Snyder, N. H. Wilson, E.
C. Wimbrough, Isaac Michael.
In Deportment —Misses Emma Adams. An
nie Ames. Mary DeWitt, Nannie Galt, Mary
Galt, Ida Gott, Eula Handy, Georgia Harlan,
Bessie Hodges, Maggie Merrick, Carrie
Mourer, Mamie Nicodemus, Annie Parker,
Sallie Pennington, Carrie Price, Emma
Reaver, Nellie Sappington, Annie Shriver,
Mary Shriver, Grace Smith, Lizzie 1 hoiupson.
Sallie Wilmer; Messrs. A mon Burgee, Thos.
Davis, W. H. Grammer, P. W. Kuhns, John
Kuhns, William McA. Lease, Isaac Michael,
E. T. Mowbray, Thomas Reese, W. E. Koop,
11. 11. Slifer, John Snyder, Harry Spurrier,
Ernest Stouffer, T. L. Whitaker, N. H. Wil
son, E. C. Wimbrough.
In Belles Lettres —Mary De W itt, Maggie
Merrick, Carrie Price, Hattie Stevenson, Sal
lie Wilmer. Carrie Monrer, Leyburn Bennett,
K. T. Mowbrav, Isaac Michael, Thos. Reese,
H. H. Slifer, John Whaley, N. H. Wilson.
In Ancient Languages and Literature
Beekie Boyd, Mary De Witt, Ida Gott, Georgia
Harlan, Carrie Mourer, Eudora Richardson,
Hattie Stevenson, Joseph B. Ellis, Isaac Mi
chael, J. W. Moore, Thos. Reese.
The Committee on Distribution of Prizes
for Essays made awards as follows, and the
President of the College presented them ac
To First Prize Essayist—Miss Hattie Ste
venson, of Junior Class, for Essay on “Dust
thou art, and unto dust shall thou Return, a
copy of the Revised Version of the Holy Bible.
To Second Prize Essayist—Mr. Edward C.
Wimbrough, of Freshman Class, for Essay on
“Our Country,” a copy of “Heart Throbs of
Gifted Authors,” by W. H. Browne, A. M.
To Third Prize Essayist —Miss Sadie Ab
bott, of Freshman Class, for Essay on “The
Ideal Woman,” a copy of “Guide, Philoso
pher and Friend,” by Mrs. Herbert Martin.
To Fourth Prize Essayist—Miss Lizzie
Thompson, of Junior Class, for Essay on
“The Beauties of Nature,” a copy of “Strug
gling Upward,” by Sarah J. Jones.
To Fifth Prize Essayist—Miss Lulu Bell,
of Junior Class, for Essay on “The Cultiva
tion of Taste,” a copy of “The Christian
Home,” by John Hall, D. D.
The Kuhns Gold Medal was awarded to
Mr. Edward C. Wimbrough, he having at
tained the highest general average in all the
studies of the Male Freshman Class.
The Ward Gold Medal was awarded to Miss
Mary E. DeWitt, of the Freshman Class, she
having attained the highest average
in all the studies of the Female Freshman
The Dr. C. W. Benson Gold Medal was
awarded to Mr. Leyburn M. Bennett, of the
Junior Class, he having attained the highest
general average in the Department of Belles
I Owing to the custom of the Society to ex
clude everybody except the exactive of the
association, and hold the reunion with closed
doors, the Society had no visitors except those
i who have been members ofit. The exercises
were opened with prayer by T. Davis. This
was followed by a reading entitled “The
Choir,” by H. John M. Naill
j then gave a declamation of “Green at the
i Theatre,” which was rendered in a highly
1 creditable manner. Howell Lamotte then
delivered the “Welcome to the Exactives."
This was written and delivered in an earnest
I manner that called forth great applause,
i Time was here given for speeches from the
exactives, after which the farewell - to the
i Senior class was spoken in a feeling manner
I byT. Davis. The Senior gentlemen respond
ed in an earnest manner.
The reunion of the Webster Literary So
ciety on Wednesday afternoon was the most
: interesting and enjoyable occasions of the
| kind we have had the pleasure of attending.
The program consisted of a sham meeting —
burlesque of the regular order of procedure
in the regular meetings during the year.
The idea was a novel one and exceedingly
entertaining. Under the head ol “volun-
I fttries.” Rev. S- B. Southerland, J.
j ilrinjkhogse, T. If. Lewis and R. S.cott Nor
! ria, spoke very pleasantly of the surroundings,
betokening n high degree of prosperity ip so
ciety life. The Society yas also addressed
by some of her exactiVe members—-Keys. S.
F, Gassen, W. B. Roberts and H. Q. Ggwap.
They all congratulated the society on her fine
appearance and assured her of their deep
sympathy in all her Interests. Mr- Leyburn
Bennett read a very accurate history of the
I society, dating from the very beginning and
1 extending down to the present. It was the
more interesting because some of those who
I were members during the first life-throbs of
j her existence were present to second and re
j joice in everything the speaker said. After
1 the literary exercises were over the society
and visitors repaired to the large dining
| room, and amid the smiles of the fair sex and
j the good humor of the other, superinduced by
their presence, they partook of a bountiful
repast. Several toasts were offered and
i answered, and all parted realizing that in this
j re-union Webster had placed another laurel
in her well-decked crown.
The annual oration before the Literary So
cieties of the College took place in the pavil
ion on Wednesday night in the presence of a
very large audience beside the students. The
orator was Gen. Bradley T. Johnson, ot Bal
timore, and his address was one of the best
ever delivered uppn a similar occasion at the
College. It was able and scholarly, and was
not after the usual style of suoh efforts.
The commencement exercises were held on
Thursday morning, and the attendance of
visitors was unusually large. The exercises
opened with prayer by Rev. S. B. Souther
land, of Baltimore, The programme, inter
spersed with music by the Westminster Band,
comprised the reading of essays and delivering
of orations by the following, who composed
the graduating class:
Salutatory—The Chinese Prohibition Bill,
A. C. Willison, of Cumberland, Md.: Saluta
tory —Our Greeting, Ida E. Gott, Wallville,
Md.; First Oration —“Show Thyselfa Man,”
| F. McC. Brown, Uniontown, Md.; First Es
say-4-Thoughts of the Past, Alma C. Duvall,
j Annapolis, Md-i Second Oration —“Passing
Away,” Theo. Harrison, Charlotte Hall, Md.;
Second Essay—Light Appears, Kate R, Mp
j Kee, Chestertown, Md.; Third Oration--
| Bicycling, John H. Cunningham, Westmin
j ster, Md,; Third Essay —“While We Live,
I Let Us Live,” Mary E. Nicodemus, Buckeys
i town, Md-i Fourth Essay—Mary Summer
I ville, Beekie E- Boyd, Hancock, Md.; Fifth
| Essay—The Drama of Life, Belie Orndorff’,
! Westminster, Md.; Sixth Essay—-Life in a
Water Drop, Florence Trenchard, Church
I Hill, Md.; Seventh Essay—lnfluence and Its
j Power, Annie E. Price, Trappe, Md.; Eighth
j Essay—Sunshine and Shadow,Anne R. Ames,
1 Westminster, Md.; Ninth Essay —Life is not
f All Summer, Sadie A. V. Kneller, Westmin
! ster, Md.; Tenth Essay—Peace and Joy are
I Virtue’s Crown, Irene Everhart, Westminster,
j Md.; Valedictory—While We May, Eudora
I L. Richardson, Church Creek, Md.; Valedic-
I tory —What is Success? J. Wm. Moore, Bal
timore, Md.
The degree of 4-- B- W3S conferred upon
all the members of the graduating class, and
that of A. M., in course, upon Charles H.
Baughman, Westminster, class of 71; Rev.
C. B. Middleton, Alexandria, Va., class of
’76; George Y. Everhart, M. D., of Westmin
ster, J. Fletcher Somers, M. D., of Crisfield,
and Geo. W. Todd, M- P t of Salisbury, class
of’81; and upon Miss Gertrude Rratt, of Ox
ford, Talbot co., Miss Mary C. Meredith, Ga
lena, Kent co., Miss Mary E. Myers, Union
Bridge, Carroll co., Calvin E. Becraft, M.D.,
Long Corner, Howard co., Rev. Hugh L.
Elderdice and Lynn R. Meekins, Baltimore,
EjJward P. Leech, LL. 8., Washington, D.
C., Ofifirjes JS. Stoner, Johnsville, Frederick
co., and Bdwin A- Warfield, B. I)., of I r
bnna, Frederick co-, all of thp plass of'B2.
The honorary degree of A- M- was pon
ferred upon Dr. J. W. Bering, Westminster,
a member of the faculty, and on Thurston T.
Hicks, of Henderson, N. C. The honorary
degree of D. D. was conferred upon Rev. D.
S. Stevens, president of Adrian College,
Michigan. Franklin Harvey Schaeffer, A.
B. of Westminster, was elected tutor, and
Wni. R. McDaniel, A. M., was elected pro,
fessor of mathematics. Miss Lottie A. Owings
was chosen preceptress in place of Miss Airy,
The annual Alumni reunion took place nt
the college on Thursday night. Charles E.
Stoner, acting president, welcomed the new
members, and F. McC. Brown replied on the
part of the recent graduates. The annual
address was delivered in the evening by Win.
R. McDaniel, A. M., class of 'BO, which was
a fine oration on the life and character of
John Ruskin, and the annual essay was read
by Miss Florence E. Wilson, A. M., class of
’BO. Miss Wilson’s subjept was “Histcpic
Maryland,” and the essay was full of interest.
While the Alumni were holding the reunion
a number of the students of the college, to
gether with many of the young ladies and
gentlemen of this city, were enjoying a hop
at the skating rink to the excellent music
of the Westminster orchestra.
The event of last week in Sykesville was
Mr. Zimmerman's picnic for the benefit of
the children of the neighborhood. Wednes
day, the 10th, was the day chosen. The invi
tation was general and given out in the
churches at Freedom and St. James’, Howard
county, bv the ministers in charge, the Sun
day previous. At the latter church it was
“Children's Day.” The children accepted
the invitation, and gave Mr. Zimmerman a
vote of thanks. The ground where the picnic
was held was in the grove of Zimmerman &
Schultz, immediately in the village, which
had been greatly beautified by Mr. Schultz.
About 10 o'clock the Taylorsville Band ar
rived and took position. It needed but one
tune to arouse the people. Children were
hurried into their Sunday suits, and in a short
while hundreds could he seen wending their
way to the picnic ground. By 12 o'clock
four hundred children could be counted, and
by 3 o’clock in the afternoon fully eight hun
dred people were enjoying the hospitality of
M'. Zimmerman. The carpenter shop was
used as a storehouse, and was in charge of a
committee ot ladies and gentlemen selected
by Mr. Zimmerman to deal out the good
things to the children. There appeared to be
no end of children and good things, and the
committee had their hands full. J here were
choice sanwiches by the hundreds, barrels of
cake and candies, ice cream, banannas and
boxes of oranges, peanuts and pickles, and
ice-cold lemonade by the barrelful. The
children filled their paunches, the old people
their pockets, and the multitude was satisfied.
Mr. Zimmerman, who was early on the
ground, is a jovial bachelor of fifty summers
or more, had a pleasant smile and kind greet
in'* for all, and declared it was one of the
happiest days of his life. He was the recipi
ent of many floral gifts, among them a choice
bouquet from Miss Susanna Warfield, of
“Groveland.” Rev. P. P. Flournoy and
Rev. James Cadden made short and appro
priate addresses to the children. The band
discoursed sweet music at short intervals and
all enjoyed themselves. Zimmerman’s picnic
will long be remembered by the children and
parents for many miles around.
Work on St. Barnabas P. E. Church is be
ing rapidly pushed forward. It was found .
necessary in repairing the walls to change the
position of the cornerstone. When the stone
was opened the contents were entirely de
stroyed by rust and mould. No names or
dates could be found. The corner stone was
laid in 1849. A new box was made and in it
was put a bible, in which was written the
names of the officers of the church. There
were also placed in the box, a copy of the Bal
timore Sun and American, Westminster
Democratic Advocate, and Ellicott City
Times. Considerable change will be made in
the interior of the church. Mr. George W,
Holmes, a resident of the place, and a gener
ous gentleman, is bearing all the expenses of
| the new wall. A strawberry and ice cream
festival will be held by the ladies of the Par
ish to aid in remodeling the interior of the
Six of the twenty houses being built by
Mr. Frank Brown are now completed and
present a very handsome appearance. They j
are painted white with green shutters. Mr. ;
Chris. Hanson is doing the plastering. Mr.
Henry Powell, an expert painter of this place,
is painting ten of them, the others being done
by Mr. McCurry, of Baltimore.
Messrs. Zimmerman & Schultz are improv
ing all their houses in the village. The work
is under the snperintendance of Mr. Schultz,
who lends a willing hand. With new fences
| and new colors they are now helping to make
Sykesville one of the pretties places in the
1 State.
| A severe storm visited thisloeality on Mon-
I day evening, doing considerable damage to
trees and buildings. Near Freedom there was
j a regular cyclone for from four to eight min
| utes, and for fifteen minutes rain fell faster
| than since 1808. The width of the storm was
; about half a mile, and the wind was the se
-1 verest for forty years.
Locusts, which at first were a novelty, are
| now u nuisance. They are everywhere, and
I like the politicians keep np a continual buzz.
1 They are fattening the crows and destroying
I the fruit trees. On last Sunday night one
| hurrahed for Pbaroh during service in the
Presbyterian Church, and a cricket joined in,
i to try and drown the notes of the organ.
The Odd Fellows will hold a grand pic-nic
here on the Fourth of July. There will be a
| large platform for dancing, and other amuse
ments may he expected.
The Sykesville base ball club plays regu
larly every week, and gets beaten just as reg
i Joshua Mellqr, on.e £)f our popular clerks,
I will go Vest next week, in consequence of
wfoch some of the girls will wear crape on
tfieir arras for thirty days.
,Qur political candidates attend church every
Sunday npw, but do their exhorting on the
Mr. Dennis p. Banks, formerly qf this
place, but now a resident of Whcelingi w.
Va., is visiting his many friends here.
Col. Thorndyke Brooks and family will
spend the summer in their pottage at Sykes
Clamber lomn.
j The wheat in this section looks for better
j than was anticipated early in the season.
1 Bye looks very good, corn and potatoes are
looking very promising; garden vegetables
are coming on finely. Farmers are busy
working their crops.
Last week part of the School Board were
| here to select a site for a new school house at
i this place, which they contemplate erecting
jin the near future. They made a selection and
i we think one of the very best in the town,
being centrally located and on the highest
point in the place. A nice brick house of the
right dimensions will be an ornament to the
place, and we think every citizen ought to
help to move the matter along. Every per
son ought to feel interested in the matter.
Mrs. Harriett Miller, wife of our esteemed
friend, T. J. Miller, is very ill, and has been
for several months, with a gathering in her
I side, The doctors think that she will get
‘ right again after a while,
Providence Sunday School have announced
• j to hold their annual festival on Saturday, the
11th day of July, commencing at 9 o’clock,
i A brass band will be in attendance on the oc
casion and good speakers present.
On Wednesday of last week the base ball
I club of Mechanicaville went to Sykesville to
i play the Onion club of that plage a game of
| ball, which resulted in favor of the Mechan
; icsville nine by 43 to 5. The club here is not
tho old Caledonia club, but a new club, There
| are a few of the Caledonians belonging.
I We had a very fine shower of rain Monday
evening, one on Tuesday evening, and from
about one o'clock Wednesday morning until
j seven, making an elegant season for the
j planters of worm seed, &c.
Tyrone nciil*.
The beautiful weather on last Sunday
brought out a large congregation to Mayberry
Church. At 9 o’clock Elder Lookingbill
j opened the exercises, after which the follow
ing programme was adhered to : Singing by
the choir, led by Mr. G. C. Harman, Anni
versary Greeting; introductory, by Elder Rod
key; singing by the choir, “Robes and
Crowns, essay on education, by William L- ,
i Fleagle; singing by the choir, “Who is Ready
I for Duty?” children's exercises; singing,
- “Jesns Cares for Them;” speech by Elder
| Lookinbill; collection, during which a solo
1 and chorus by several young ladies, which
was well rendered, the entire choir joining in j
j full chorus, “The Cheerful Giver;” singing j
by the choir, “A Home on High:" speech by ]
■ Elder Winbiggler: singing. “The Better j
I Land;” a short actress by Mr. Wolf; singing
1 by several chihjrpp, “Little Pilgrims;” dox
i ology ai f d feeplediption by Ejdcr Winbiggler
' It certainly was a pleasant and interesting
, ■ meeting! and all seemed to enjoy the occasion.
] Too mucli praise cannot be bestowed on the
j managers and officers of the school, under
| whose management the programme was so
well carried out. i
Farmers arc making bay, but (pd H up. o * l
inferior to last year's crop. Wheat is begin
ning to show signs of ripening, and ore two
more weeks much will be cut.
Rev. Mr. Noss will preach at Baust’s
Church on Sunday, 21st inst., at 21 o'clock,
p. ro.
Uenth of a Dlslliijcuislicd Artist.
The latest German papers, (of June 2nd,) i
anonnep file dpafb Pf Japob jf. Jjiplmap, (he
distinguished artist, at Orenburg, his country
seat, near Frankfort, on the Main, aged 73
years. This celebrated Genre painter was
called the “old Dielman,” in order to distin
guish him from the several younger artists of
tho same name and residence. His works are
widely known in Europe apt) this country.
He entered the painting aoademyat Frank
furt when cjuito young, and in 1885 became a
student of the celebrated Dusseldorf Acade
my, on the Rhine, and ever sinoe 1842 has
resided at Frankfurt. The deceased was a
first cousin of the late Dr. Henry Dielman,
of Eramitsburg, and Mr. Lewis Dielman, of
New Windsor, this county.
The German papers pay the highest tribute
to the dead artist and his works.
X. T. K.
B. F. Duane, of Philadelphia, Pa., will give
his “Ninety minutes in Kweer Company” at
Odd Fellows' {fall, t|)is city, on Thursday
evening, Jnqe jo, at 8 o’clock, for the
benefit of the Westminster Orchestra, Mp
Duane is well-knowd in this city, having been
here on several occasions, and it is unneces
sary to say more than that every one was
charmed with his performance.
Westminsters Still Successful.
The game played on Saturday, the lath,
with the Pastime club of Baltimore, resulted
in a severe defeat for the visitors. Ihe pitch
ing of Guard, who went in the box in the
third inning, was effective, but the visitors
seemed to be playing in hard luck, and their
Holding was far bolow their usual record.
This, with Schweitzer's effective pitching, was
what made the game so one-sided. A tar
better contest may be promised for July 4th,
when the Westminsters will go to Baltimore
and play with the Pastimes at the Oriole
n~T i SO7 8 9 Total
Pastime 0 0 00 1 11JJ0 ®
Westminster -t 0 1 0 6 0 2 - x
Hits —Westminster 11, Pastime 4. Errors
—Westminster 3, Pastime 22. Earned runs
Westminster 2. Two base hit Anders.
Struck out—on Guard 2. ou Schweitzer 1-5.
Bases on balls —by Guard 2, by Schweitzer!.
Time —2 hours 20 minutes. 1 roplre - Crouse.
The first game between the Westminster
and Harrisburg clubs on Wednesday, Juno
17th, was won by the former by a score of 9
to 7. Erek, of the Our Boys, played first
base for the Westminsters, in place ol Cla
bangh, who was sick, and Zepp, of the West
minsters, played center field for the Harris
burgs, in place of one who had missed the
train. The game was brilliant and exciting
from the first, the hitting being sharp and the
fielding very fine. The Westminsters took an
early lead on their splendid batting, which
last they kept np through the game, but the
visitors, though they could do little with
Driseoli's pitching, came pear winning Dll
bases on balls and hit men, The features
were tho hatting of Erek and Driscoll, the
home run by Anders on a bit into the jail
yard, the outlielding of Greer, Anders and
Bankert, the infielding of Zecker and House
holder, and Zepp’s splendid work in center
field. He likewise made two runs and ft well
timed hit, The score follows:
ATir B. ft. IJ, p. o. A. E.
Zecker, 5 I 1 } 4 JJ
Miller,2b 5 11 1 4 9
(freer.), f. 5 0 1 2 0 0
Swiilzer, 0 b„„, 5 0 0 2 0 2
Nicholas, c.. 4 S 2 l o
Priscol),p...., 4 it 2 0 10 1
Krek, (0 o lo 0 1
itankert, r. r, so i 2 Q Q
Anders, e, f........ 4 1 + _1 _2
Total ~.., 39 9 11 ,2? H 4
HARRIS ar an.
A, B. E. B. H. I>. O. A, E,
J. McKee, 2 b 4 1 0 110
Householder 0 b 5 0 1 2 ;> I
Drawby, r. f 5 0 2 0 0 0
Rollins, s. s 5 0 0 1 2 jl
Uitchell.lt>..,, 4 11 10 0 0
McDonald, e 5 0 0 8 0 0
T. McKee, I. f 2 1 0 0 0 0
JCeffcr, p 2 2 U
Zepp, u. f„, •? 2 1 2 _l) _0
Total 85 'f;-< ?| H 4
hcouk nv Ik VINOS.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 0 Tfd
Harrisburg 002000311 7
Westminster 03020040x9
Earned runs —Westminster 5. Two-base
hits—Zecker, Greer, Driscoll and Erek.
I Home run —Anders. Left on bases —West-
| minster 7; Harrisburg 8. Double play—Nich
olas and Sweitzer. Struck out —on Iveffer 3;
on LrispfiU fi. Rases on ball—by Driscoll 5.
Time—’two hours, Umpire Grouse,
The second game between the Westminster
and Harrisburg clubs, played on Thursday,
June 18th, resulted in a victory for the home
club by 9to 2, They had the game in their
hands from the first, and by their coolness
and brilliant play at critical points kept the
visitors out at times when runs seemed cer
tain. They hit hard at times, but, when a
good hit would have made runs, the batter
would strike out. Their fielding was rather
loose, their catcher, Rollins, excelling-
JJrawby pitched for them, and played a good
game. Keffer led at the bat, with two bits,
i Charlie Tnrfje, who played with them in the
absence of one of their men, made a beauti
ful hit in the last inning. The features on the
Westminster side were the battery work of
Sweitzer and Greer and the ontfielding of
Andeis and Zepp in centre and right, each
getting three flies, Miller put out three with
one assist, and Erek five. Greer threw three
men out at bases. Sweitzer, Nicholas and
Erek led at the bat, each getting two bits,
i Zeeker, Bankert and Anders made the other
three. The hits, though not heavy, wore
well placed, and the base running was bril
liant and daring. Nicholas, after making a
hit in tho second inning, stole around to 3rd
base on cleanly handled balls. The score
follows: _
1 a~B~4~ 56~7 8 9 Ttl
Harrisburg .0 0 0 1 0 O' 0 0 1 2
Westminster 0 2 3 0 0 0 Six 9
Hits—Westminster 9; Harrisburg 7. Er
rors: —Westminster 3; Harrisburg 8. Earned
runs —Westminster 1; Harrisburg 1. Two
base hits—J. Mp|vee apd Lfousejiolder, Left
on bases —Westminster 6; Harrisburg 9,
Double plays —Zepp and Erek; Drawby, Hol
lins and McKee. Struck out —on Drawby 5:
on Sweitzer J. Bases on balls—by Drawby
2; by Sweitzer 8. Hit by pitcher—Harris
burg 4. Time —J hour and 45 minutes,
Umpire —Dronse,
OTHER 11A.Mil.s,
On Monday next, at 3 o’clock, will be
played here the greatest game of the season.
The Baltimore club, generally known as the
“Orioles," of the American Association, one
of the best professional clubs in the United
States, will be here to cross bats with the
Westminsters, The Westminsters have won
every game they played this season, having
secured nine victories, winning six games
from amateur and three from professional
Driscoll, of the Westminsters, pitched a
game for the Frederick Unions against the
Adamstown nine, and enabled the Unions to
win by a large score. So pleased wore they
with Driscoll's effective work they engaged
him to pitch a game last week against the
East Patrick street club. Tl;e latter C-fob en
gaged Swifoer to pitch for them, and Nicho
las to catch. Driscoll took Zeoker and An
ders with him, Tho game created much in
terest and was close and exciting. Ten in
nings were required to decide the contest,
and the East Patrick club won bv a score of
sto 4. Since returning home Driscoll has
received two communications for Frederick.
The first was a pt. Oil card, signed “Citizen,”
and read as follows -—Mr. Driscoll sir i have
the boner of aunourineing to you that through
your disgraceful! Curve throwing on the 10th
has made roe the loser of fifteen cents worth
ice Creanio.” The other communication was
signed by the writer's name. It said “there
is a good many rumors about your selling out
the game.” The writer stated one, and then
proposed to Driscoll that if he (Driscoll)
would acknowledge that he did throw the
game, he (the writer) would get bets that the
game was sold out and would divide the pool
with him (DriaoolJ.) The letter at the bot
tom bore this recpiest —“tear up when yon
read it.” Driscoll did not reply to either
communication. He thinks that if the au
thor of the postal card does not know any
more about base ball than he does about the
English language, his judgment is not worth
backing, even for “fifteen cents worth ice
Creame.” As to the proposition to plead
guilty to acting in bad faith the
Unions, he spurns that, and does not care to
communicate with one who is willing to fleece
friends by betting on previously obtained in
formation. Driscoll and the other Westrain
j ster players on his side played to win, but
: they will not play again with a club that sus
pects perfidy ou their part, or whose friends
even insinuate it. Ball players cannot al
ways be successful. The best batters some
time strike out, the best fielders sotneti;r,e
muff balls and pitches vary ip (heir playing.
Drisooll, however, pitched a fine game, and
the defeat was the result of fielding errors.
F. Forman, who pitched for the Woodber
ry club here in the first match game the j
Westminsters played this season, pitched for |
the Baltimores last against the !
heavy betters qf {-he DHtsburg club, It was j
a twelve inning game, and the Baltimore* won !
by a score of ll to 10, Tho Pittsburgs made j
14 base hits and 3 struck out. When For- j
man pitched hero the Westminsters won by a
score of oto 2. Five hits were made on For- |
man and 11 struck out. The Westminsters j
have improved in batting since then and |
would do nearly or quite as well as the Pitts- i
burgs did. Ten of the Woodberrp sUflOk |
out op Dnspsli and only made a Bits. j
Nicholas lends the club in batting, with an |
average of .419, Driscol being second with |
.405, and Miller third with .310. The aver- j
age of the club is .272, and its fielding average |
.930, both very high.
£|e(i(l<>! l (ptiten,
At the regular communication of Ilqor-to-
Virtue Lodge No- 40, A. F, A• M-, held on
Thursday evening, the following officers were
elected for the ensuing terms F, E- Cun
ningham, Worshipful Master; Ja*. A. Diffen
baugh, Senior Warden; Chas, H. Baughman,
Junior Warden; William Moore (re-elected I,
Secretary; Rev. James W. Reese (re-elected),
Treasurer. The remaining officers will be
selected at the next regular communication,
on Thursday evening of next week, at which
time the officers will be regularly installed
and the lodge closed for (-he summer recess.
Mu. Ool|ej£—Rev. J. T. Wardj
D. D,, Westminster, Md,
Sewing Machines, Ac., Repaired—Wm. H.
Gilbert, Westminster, Md.
Dry Goods —S. Rosenthal .t Co., Baltimore.
Legal Notices. Ust of Unclaimed Mutter.
For Sale —Address P. O. Box 199.
Dr. B. D. Wells has resumed the practice
I of medicine in Wesminster.
Mr. W. L. SeXbrook, of this city, has gone
. to King William county, Va., on business.
. Miss. Annie Stocksdule, of Reisterstown,
and Miss M. V. Goodwin, of Governor's
Island, New Y'ork, are visiting Miss Mary B.
, Shellman.
Col. Wm. A. McKellip, commander of
Burns Post No. 13, G. A. R. of this place,
! leaves here to morrow for Portland, Maine,
. to attend the National Encampment of the
G. A. It., which holds its sessions in that
city, comraenceing on the 24th inst.
i Mr. Murray S. Clarke, the efficient and
, courteous clerk of Dr. Jelly’s New Windsor
i College and Sulphur Springs, has accepted a
position at Oakland Hotel, B. & O. R. R.
! We wish him well in his new field and regret
his absence, as he has won the general confi
dence and good-will of all.
Henry swope, Esq., of Liberty, Frederick
county, attended commencement at Western
; Maryland College, this week. Among the
others in attendance were Rev. H. C. Cushing,
( Rev. E, J. Drinkhouse, I). D., Rev. R. Scott
Norris, Rev, Mr, Nfobols, Rev. S. B. Suther
: land, D, 1)., Gen. Bradley T, Johnson, who
delivered tho address before tho Literary
Societies, T. R. L. Price, Chas. E. Stoner,
W. I. Todd, James Melvin, Miss Georgia
1 Nichols. Miss Florence A. Wilson, of Johns
; ville; Miss Florence G. Wilson, of Seaford,
Del.; Miss Carry Roach, Mr. George Leather
-1 burv, Miss Mollie Stevens, Miss Beulah Pol
liil. Miss Lizzie Trump, Gilpin Woodward,
Rev. Samuel Jf. Cassep, Dev. Horace G.
Cowan, Iley. Edwin 4. Warfield, Mr. and
[ Mrs, Whaley, of Virginia; Mrs. Vulliant, of
; Georgetown, C). 0., Mya. Mpoye and daughter
| of Baltimore, James w. Thompson, Miss L,
S, F, Shoemaker,
I -*-*r
Children's bay at Nil. Pleasant Chnreh
The “Children’s Day” exercise was held
at Mt. Pleasant M. E. Church on Sunday af
ternoon last. The exercises were opened by
singing “Torry” as a double quartet, and then
• nine young ladies, each bearing a let-
J ter, cuipe oqt and each repited a suitable text,
i beginning with th e ' r letter- Then in like
manner nine smallergirls came out and formed
[ in line. After all had recited the letters were
I suspended on aline and formed “Christian
1 Education." Singing, “The Children’s Wei
* come,” by the school, was next, followed hy
1 responsive readings, The balance tif the
program consisted of singing and responsive
readings, and an address by Rev, Mr. Devries.
] The day was fine and the audience was with
1 one exception the largest ever seen at Mt.
j Pleasant. The ohuroh was tastefully and
j beautifully decorated, and a canary, hung
J under an arch of evergreens, chimed in joy
] fully with the children. While all the pro
j gram was good, the duet, “Beautiful Little
- Hands," which was sung wholly hy little girls,
I with Mollie Bowers at the organ, and the
solo, “Tribute of Praise,” deservo special
i commendation- The thanks of the school
i and community are due Mr, N. Greenaway
1 Harden and his estimable lady, for their un
■ tiring energy in training the little ones, and
also to Mr. Sam. Monroe, the organist.
Mayberry Itcn)*,
Near Mayberry on June 3rd, Mrs. Mary
Tingling died, aged 77 years, 2 months and
27 days. Her remains were interred at Silver
i Run on the 5 inst., followed by a large oon
- course of relatives, friends and neighbors.
Hev. J, G. Noss officiated and preached from
Isaiah 54, 4.
1 The children's meeting in the Mayberry
1 Church of God last Sunday was largely at
tended. The program consisted of singing,
■ scripture lessons and addresses by Elder Peter
Lookingbill, Elder Winbiggler, J. W. Rodkey,
W. L. Fleagle, J. Wolf. The collection from
the public amounted to $5.10, and from the
school $3.45. The music, which was sung by
the Mayberry singing class, was very good
1 ! and suitable for the occasion.
Telephone agents were in Mayberry the past
; week, taking subscriptions for a line through
, here, and it is hoped that a sufficient number
pan be obtained so that we oan have before
tho summer is over direct communication
| with Westminster.
The bright sunshine and the showers are
■ very perceptible on the crops here. Indeed
I corn, wheat, grass and vegetables, and even
the locust, show wonderful signs of improve
Flnksbiirg, Hems.
Mr. Geo. W. Horner is having the front of
' his dwelling raised, and a new roof put over
the whole, with pediment and other improve
I Mrs. Husted, of Philadelphia, and Mrs.
, Young, of Camden, N. J., are guests of Geo.
i Little, of this place.
A few weeks since Mrs. Francis Hering and
Mrs. Granville Hering accompanied Mrs.
Eliza Heritm to the foßer.’s home in Wash
ington, I). 0. They remained several days
visiting places of interest, and at a public re
ception at the White House, called on the
r On Monday last Mr. Marion Leister lost a
valuable cow from bloat.
Some of our farmers commenced cutting
clover hay this week. Corn is looking well
and wheat is mnoh better than was expected
early in the spring.
: The seventeen year locusts, which made
their appearance the first of June, are’ abun
s dant.
OrplimiN' Court,
* Monday, June 15. —Ephraim Stonffer, ad
-1 ministrator of Ephraim Ridgely, deceased,
; settled Ist and final aeount.
i Alfred C. Bachman, administrator of Jno.
1 E. Bachman, deceased, returned list of sales
| of grain and settled Ist and final account.
[ Letters of administration on the estate of Jes
i | se Sherman, deceased, were granted to Jacob
: I H. Sherman.
1 The last will and testament of Hester Bir
• | me, deceased, was admitted to probate and
1 ! letters testamentary granted to Pr-. C- Bfonio.
1 | Eli T. Bennett was appointed and bonded
: as guardian to Isaac Ridgely.
1 Tuesday, June 10. —Wesley B. Bennett,
administrator of Samuel T. Bennett, deceased,
settled 2d and final account.
1 The last will and testament of Michael
Wilson, deceased, was admitted to probate,
and letters testamentary granted to Dr. John
| F. B. Weaver.
Anll-Nicoliiie Company.
: | Qu Monday night last the above company
was organized by the election of Edward
Lynch, president; J. F. Rinker, vice presi
dent; Francis H. Orendorff, secretary and
; treasurer, with Messrs. Edward Lynch, Fran
cis H. Orendorff, J. F. Rinker, D. N. Hen
ning and Israel Zeiber as directors. The I
company have rented the large building on
Liberty street known as the sale and exchange ;
stables, which is now being altered to suit
their purpose, and the manufacture qf pigars i
will be coinroenped about the first of .July.
It is proposed to start with ten hands and in
crease the number as fast as the orders jus
tify. Already orders have been received from
several‘well-known dealers in cigars in the
North and West, and the outlook indicates a
large trade. By the first of August anti-nico
tine cigars will be in the hands of all the
principal dealers in cigars in the United Stales- I
X'lfil Hems.
Corn is looking well in this vicinity, but |
wheat and grass crops will he short. Some j
grass was cut last week.
Mount Union Sunday School is progressing
finely, under the efficient management of
Messrs. Lippy and Leister. Tho school now
promises to lie the leading one of this neigh
borhood. Some dissatisfaction exists in the
school at St. John’s, and the season so far
has been spent in organizing and reorganiz
ing- ...
Many people would like to know why it is
j that the destruction of a school house has
: been ordered to give place to a brick build
j ing, when a little repairing would have made
it comfortable, while we have been importun
j ing for tho replacement of an old dilapidated
| school house that has stood the storms of fifty
j winters,
A Forged I.elter.
School Commissioners’ Office, 1
Westminster, Md., June Kith, 1885. t
Editors of Advocate. — I desire to give
notice through yqqr columns, that a letter
I purporting to ba the resignation of John S.
I Stricklin and George Gross as of
j Eberg’s school in the Bth election district,
j was received by me. and laid before the
I School Board at the last meeting; that there
| upon the Board appointed John Ely and
j David Shaffer to fill the vacancies; that the
letter of resignation has since been declared
a forgery; and that John S. Stricklin, George
Gross and George Shafibv are the trustees of
said school as heretofore,
Very Respectfully,
James A- Diffenbaigh,
Secretary of School Board.
AVentlirr Keoorrt fr the Week.
June 13 —mercury 00 at 7 a. m. and ;0 at
2 p. ra.: generally cloudy, pluar at night.
June 14 —mercury 74 at 7 h. m. and 80 at 2
p. in., generally clear. June 15 —mercury 74
at 7 a. m. and 86 at 2 p. m.; more or less
cloudy, with fine showers in the afternoon,
clear at night. ' June JO—mercury 7b at 7 a.
m. and at jn, m-; dear in the morning,
cloudy iu the afternoon and at night, with fine
showers. June 17—mercury 64 at 7 a. m.
and 72 at 2 p. m.; more or less cloudy, with
showers before daylight, clear at night. Juue
18 —mercury 60 at 7 a. m. and 70 at 2 p. m.;
clear. June 19—mercury 03 at 7 a. m. and
72 at 12 m.; generally clear.
Westminster, Md.,
■ Large White Building, “near Railroad Depot.
25 Men’s Plaid Suits of Clothing, worth
$7.50. We are determined to sell them, and
; wi(l sell at the very off price of $5 per suit.
; A largo lot of thin stripe Coats, for men
j and boys, 25c. each; worth fully 50c. each.
We have a striped boy’s coat, dark, like
'we sold last season for 75c. We have ten
j dozen. Price now is only 25c. each.
Our 25c. box of Hats astonish everybody,
j Our 50c. box of Hats astonish everybody.
Every odd and end in the Rat way goes
j right there. First loss the best, so they go at
: those prices,
Rase Ball Shoes worth $1.25 for 05c. A
i new lot in to-day.
The odd lot of Children’s Shoes we offered
I in our last has been substituted by a lot of
Men’s Low-Cut Shoes. Offering $2.50 Low
j Cut Shoes at $1.25, $3.50 at $1.75. Such
i prices will certainly rid ns of them quick.
| 25 dozen ladies’ linen 10c. Cape Collars
■ only sc.
300 doz. Ladies’ and Men’s Hose at 3c. and
10c. per pair. They are great bargains.
25 dnu. Ladies’ 50e. Balbriggan Hose in to
day. Price on this lot 25c. Come and look
i at them.
| 25 Bed Spreads at bargains
A complete line of Marseilles Quilts very
; cheap.
Swiss Embroideries —fully SI,OOQ worth in
I stock, and the most complete line of styles
| and moderate pricey,
Infant's ready-made Dresses, Children's ]
i Laoe Caps, Ladies’ Underwear of Muslin,
j well trimmed, and everything right in regard |
\ to low prices.
A lot of Dress Silks at bargains to offer
i our customers.
| 5c., 10c. and 25c. counters still take the I
! lead.
Carpets and Furniture at bargains,
j Our Grocery and Housekeeping Depart-
I ment is going along nicely.
! juneO GEO. W. ALBAUGH,
NO. 2808 EQUITY.
In the Circuit Court for Carroll County. j
David Rinehart and C. Edward Saylor, j
Plaintiffs and Trustees, vs. Elizabeth A.
Anders, Defendant.
Notice is hereby given to all the creditors
of Jesse Anders who were such on or prior to ■
the 6th day of May, A. D. 1884, the date of
the deed of trust filed in the above entitled j
cause, to file their claims, duly proven and
authenticated, with the Clerk of the Circuit
Court for Carroll county, on or before the
17th day of August, A. D. 1885.
j June 13,4 t Auditor.
The Ladies of Stone Chapel Sabbath School
intend holding a Strawberry and Ice Cream
Festival on June 11th, 12th and 13th. Com
mencing June 11th at three o’clock, p. m.,
continuing during the evening and also the
following Friday evening and Saturday after
noon and evening. It will be held In Mr.
William Sellman’s grove, on the road loading
from Warfieldsburg to Stone Chapel. Pro
ceeds for the benem of the new church. All
are cordially invited. may3o
I can supply the eltlaens of Westminster
and Carroll county with a first-class article of
Ice Cream and Water Ice. Private families
furnished with either by the gallon or half
gallon. Large orders will receive prompt at
tention. Orders delivered within the city
limits or at the railroad free of charge-.
ggySend orders to Harbsngh’s Store, Box
43. Those wanting Cream for Sunday should
send in their orders by 3 o'clock Saturday
afternoon. JOSIAH CRQWL,
may 2:Gra Westminster, Md.
At Carrollton Station on the Western Mary
> land Railroad, near Westminster, Md.
> The undersigned, by virtue of the power of
sale contained in a Mortgage from Pere Win
chester and Katie E. Winchester his wife to
him, bearing date April Ist, A. D. 1882, and
1 duly recorded among the Real Estate Mon
gage Records of Carroll county, in Liber F.
1. S-, No. 17, folio 187, Ac., will sell at pub
lic sale, to the highest bidder, on the prem
ises, on
Tuesday, the -id day of June, A. I).. ISSS,
at 2 o'clock, P. M., all that valuable property
I described in said mortgage, containing
The improvements thereon consist of a large
and substantial three-story GRIST MILL
with all modern gearing, patent process, &e.',
; saw mill attached, large two-story stone
dwelling house, stabling and
other necessary out-buildings. -'A.
First-class water power, in fact
not surpassed in the State. A11Ba?- 1 *
the buildings are in excellent repair. The
land is in a good state of cultivation with a
due proportion of meadow and superior wood
This property is at Carrollton Station on
the Western Maryland Railroad, in the 4th
election district of Carroll county, Maryland,
and is now in the occupancy of William h!
Tingling; is about 4 miles from Westminster
and about 25 from Baltimore; railroad station
and postoffice adjoining the premises, and is
located at the junction of four count? or pub,
lie roads,
A good business is now being conducted by
this mill, is in a good neighborhood, and its
location and superior water power render it
worthy the attention of purchasers.
Terms of Sale, cash —or if desired by the
purchaser $4,000 will be allowed to remain
in the hands of a good purchaser on mortgage,
or any reasonable credit terms will be given
upon proper security.
Reifsnldov A Fink, Solicitors.
1 may 30:ts R. C. Matthews, Auctioneer,
By virtue of the power of sale contained in
1 a mortgage from James M. Read to Elks
, Brothers, dated September 15th, A. I>. 1883,
and duly recorded among the Real Estate
, Mortgage Records of Carroll county, in Liber
1 F. T. S., No. 19, folio 528, Ac., the under-.
signed, attorney and agent therein named,
’ will sell at public sale, on the premises, to the,
highest and best bidder, on
TUESDAY, 30th OF JUNE, A. D„ 1885,
at 2 o’clock, p. in., a valuable and highly
productive farm containing
The improvements thereon consist of a good
two-story Log and Frame
Dwelling House, large Bank
pi I. 1 MM'Lwt- Barn, Wagon Shed, and other
necessary outbuildings, Lime
j ; Kiln, Ac.; water convenient to the buildings.
j There is also large apple and peach orchards
. ;on the property. The land is in an excellent
state of cultivation, is desirably situated for
farming purposes, and is first-class in every
| respect; there is a due proportion of choice
■ : meadow and timber land, and the farm is
conveniently watered by never-failing streams.
■ This property is situate in the 4th Election
District of Carroll county, Maryland, is now
, I in the occupancy of James R. Reade, is one
half mile from the Baltimore and Reisters
, ! town turnpike road, about 2 miles from West
ern Maryland Railroad, about 31 miles from
Westminster, one-half mile from Carrollton,
and adjoins the land of Charles Brown, John
! Magee and others, and is the same described
' i in said mortgage.
, This property is convenient to school,
’ market, churches, mills, Ac., and a rare op-
I i portunity is here offered to seoure a good
farm- The growing crops will be sold with
the farm.
Terms of Sale. — Cash; or, if desired by the
purchaser, one-half cash on the day of sale or
on the ratification thereof, and the other one
half in one year from the day of sale; the
credit payment to be secured by note with
! approved security, bearing interest from the
dav of sate.
l Attorney and Agent named in Mortgage,
i Jas. A. C. Bond, Reifsnider A Fink, Solior’s.
1 j juneO: ts B. C. Matthews, Auct'r.
Near Hampstead, Carroll County, Md,
The undersigned, by virtue of the power of
sale contained in a mortgage from John S.
Hare and Barbara Hare, his, wife, to George
Sinkle, bearing date November IGth, A. D.
i 1867, and duly recorded among the Real
Estate Mortgage Records of Carroll county,
i 1 in Liber W. A. McK., No. 3, f01i0325, Ac.,
and by the said George Sinkle assigned to
• mo, 1 will sell at public sale, at Luther A,
Martin’s Hotel, in Hampstead, Carroll cou.iv
’ ty, Md., at 2 o'clock, P. M., on
Wednesday, the Ist day of July,
all that parcel of land described in said rnort
j gage, being parts of tracts of land called'
‘'Hogg Island” and “Frances Thwarytes
bnrg Resnrvey,” containing
The improvements thereon consist of a
! comfortable one and one-half story Log dwell
ing house, good burn, hog
house, and other outbuildings;
j dairy, with spring of excellent
water, convenient to the build-CtmMso&L
ings. There is also a large orchard of apple
trees in excellent bearing condition on the
! premises.
This property is on the county road lead
ing from Manchester to Beckleysville, in Bal
timore county, about 21 miles from Hamp
stead, 2 miles from Maple Grove Station on the
Baltimore A Hanover Railroad, adjoins the
laud of John Alban and others, and is now in
the occupancy of Philip B. Hare.
Terms of sale cash —or if desired by the
■ purchaser one-half cash on the day of sale or
on the ratification thereof, and the other one
half in one year from the day of sale; the
j credit payments to be secured by the note of
the purchaser or purchasers with approved
j security bearing interest from the day of sale.
| Befsnider A Fink, Solicitors,
i June G:ts Alpha M. Ruby, Auctioneer.
The undersigned, by virtue of a power con
-1 tuined in a deed of trust from, Jpjin Smidt
; and Barbara Smidt to him, executed an,d re
corded arapng the Land Records of Carroll
county, in Liber F. T- S., No. Cl. folio 138,
Ac., will sell at Public sale, on the premises,
at 2 o’clock, p. m., all that lot of Und and
i premises situate on the public road leading
from Houcksville by Richards’ mill to. Me.\i
; co, in Carroll county, containing
improved by a good HOUSE,
m- *>arn °tKe* outbuildings,
i'i 8 00t * conditioa: there is a
Bii-fnbaPlfine bearing orchard and good
I water on the premises, being the same prof>~
i erty which, by deed executed October 2nd,
1877, and recorded among the Land Records'
in Liber F. T. S., No. 50, folio 4(V4, *e., was
j conveyed by Wm. A- Abbott and Maggie Ab
! bott to the said John and Barbara Smidt.
Terms of Sale, —One-balf cash on the rat
i ideation of tbo sale, and the balance m one
year from the day of sale; secured hy note, to
1 bo approved by trustee, bearing interest from
1 dav ot sale.
may3o:ts D. N. Henning, Solicitor.
In the Circuit Court for Carr oil County sit
ting in Equity.
Charles T. Reifsnider, Attorney and Agent,
vs. John E. Gumbert and Caroline Hum
bert, his wife, Mortgagors.
Ordered this 11th day of June, A. I>. 1885,
that the sale of the mortgaged property made
and reported in tbo above entitled cause by-
Charles T, Reifsnider, attorney and agent,
under and by virtue of a power of sale con
tained in a mortgage from John K. Gumbert
and wife, filed in the above entitled cause, be
finally ratified and confirmed, unless cause to
the contrary be ihown on or before the 15th
day of J u’i_v next; provided a copy of this
order bo inserted in some newspaper publish
ed in Carroll county, once a weak for three
successive weeks prior to the Gth day of July
The report states the amount of sale to be
GKO, A- MILLER, Clerk-
True Copy, —Test:.
June 13:31 Geo. A. Miller, Clerfe.
Land, situated between Liberty street
and Norment street extended. Will sell
building lots and pasture lots,
ju ne6:3t Westminster, Mdi.

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