If HE 1 PIoURNAL.I
E. E. Ewing, Proprietor.
YOU VIII. RISING SUN. CECIL COUNTY. Mi).. Fill DAY. OCTOBER 23, 1885. NO. 2.
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I think every man who has a suit
able place ; should have a carp-pond
as well as an apiary ; in lact, I be- !
lieve those who tried both, find tha i
there is a< much profit, if not more, in
carp culture that there is in bee cult
ure; or, at least, I find such to be in\
experience, for I have rvt ‘.do consul
erable more clear money in earpeuit
ure than in bee cut ure, though I am
an A 15 C scholar in both. 1 wdll say.
however, that 1 do not expect to
mske a specialty of either. I lirvetwo
ponds Both together cover about
one-fourth of an acre of land. I
stocked one of them in February, 18-
83, with only 28 carp, varying in
length from 1| to four inches. In
March, 1834. 1 drew down my water
and found only 20 of* them, being in
length from ten to fourteen inches.
I lie others, I presume, had been de
stroyed by mud-turtles, some of
which I caught.
I sold eight carp to a ne ghbor
leaving only ten. I succeeded in
raising about 150, which spawned
about the middle of May last (they
having spawned onljaone time dur
ing the season), which were from four
to six inches long when I transfered
them to my other pond, to stock it. 1
am confident lliat I had many more
hatched out than were raised, for 1
■couM see them swimming on the top
■ d the water in considerable numbers
i when they were about an inch lon- I
| think that the frogs must have de
Istroyed them, as they were very nutn
erousnbout i lie pond. I intend mak
ing nay ponds irog and t urtle proof by
j setting posts all around, and plank
] ing to the posts, letting the plank in
’ to the ground, and making close joints
; 'until I raise it 3* or 4 feet high.
My ponds are ditched, or drained
all round, to avoid being overflowed
bv hard rains. Ponds should be con
-trueted. if possible, so as to have
part of the bottom of mud or soft
loamy earth; for in freezing weather
the fish part ally bury themselves in
the mud. The rest of the bottom
fl’iould be top earth, as it wil pro
duce more swamp grass, which the
fish eat. In excavated ponds the
feed is very nearly all supplied arti
ficially. „8 but little natural food
will soring mp in such ponds. The
eptli of the water nped not exceed
3J or 4 feet in this latitude, and a
una 1 channel need be that deep and
the rest of the bottom should range
from one to sixteen inches deep ae
move grass will spring up and grow
in sha low water; and besides the sun '
will warm the water quicker, and the
pawn will hatch better, than in deep
w ter; in fact those who have tad
experence in the business sa that
water mav be deep that >t is doubt,
fill whether tin* spawn will ever hatch.
My en fish that are now in tnv
hrood-pood are is to 25 inclies hum,
three of which are leather cart), th
others scaly ones. They are two
years old; sum- of mv neighbors w o
have -mine three years old sav they
are from 24 to 26 n lies long, and
we gh from 14 <o 16 lbs. Tile scaly
carp se< m to have the prefer nee for
table use, hut I think leather hacks
outgo* them. My fish will eat al
most any kind of food that a hog
will, cabbage, onion tops, peaches,
mulberries, blackberries, grapes, vong
tender wheat oats, boiled corn raw
cow. peas (swelled) brand of all kinds,
and, in fret, scraps of almost any
thing, and even'little pieces of dead
forest-leaves, or trash, that floats on
the top of the pond. G. I). Brown.
Bowman, Ga .—Gl&aninus In Bee
A Curious old Poem.
I. R. Taylor Esq. liandefl us an old i
volume, to examine, entitled "Eng
lands Reformation, a Poem in Four !
Cantos’* by Thomas Ward. :
"Printed for John Baker at the ,
Black Boy in Voter Nobler —Row
1715” Price 58. The period cover
ed by the Poem is "(From the Time
of K- Henry vm, to the End of
The old book is stained with the
smoke and du-t of a century and
three-fourths. It is written in the
style of Butler’s Hudehras, but lacks
the wit and spirit of Butler- The
poem is in the interest of the Ca holic
religion and beats down heavily on
Queen “Bess” styling her an Amazon
and bastard A stanza or two will
serve to give an idea of the work, and
the plain Saxon used in those old
"At last upstarts the Common-Prayer,
Appears in Ch;.relies everywhere,
And thrusts itself into the place
Of the Great Sacrifice, the Mass.
In temple thus the Abomination
Of Ghostly Death, and Desolation
Seated itself, by violent power
Of Bess the Beast, or Scarlet Whore.
As lie, who by a sudden Fright
Of Goblin in the dark of Wight,
Has both his eyes set in his head,
As still as if the man was dead;
His hair un-end, as if his Skull
Were stuck with kniitmg needles full.
So every liodv stood amaz'd,
And as distracted stared and gazed,
When such a spectre did apperr
Under the borrowed shade of Prayer.
But when it spoke in mother tongue
And Hopkins Psalms in Meeter sung;
Bless us ! How all fell down before it
And for their molnck did adore it.”
Alter describing the performance
of the “Ante—Priests” as the t-atiris
terms the Episcopal minister, tile
“In cant and wheedle most expert
They were, they wanted nought of art,
Whereby to gain the women : Then
Tht women went anti brought the men :
The children, tho’ they knew not whither
Followed to Hell their Dad and Mother,
Till common prayer had gathered so* n
Nine tenths or more in every town.”
A< d t‘ us the Catholic poet describ
es the rise and growth of the Refer
mution under ‘England's g. od Queen
During the Oo oher meeting of the
O'phans Court the following business
was trail acted.
Sundry'claims Against deceased
! persons were examined and passed.
Bon is Approved —Martha E. Ross
gnarduin of Ola and William Turner:
i Edward N. Crawford gu irdian of
Newell T. and Carr e Y tes.
Inventories, List of Mihs and
I De'>t.s. —Inventory of the goods and
! chattels of Samuel Lipp-non* and
Reuben II l utt ; list of debts due
the est ates of Burba .e Br <-k. E. W.
Lockwood and S. E Lockw o ;
list, of sales of the personal estate
of Adaline Scott
Accounts Passed.—First and final
account of Isaiah Lawrence, exeeu
tor of Sarah .1. Lawrence and distri
bution struck on same ; First and li
ual account ol .Mary Johnson, execu
trix of Levi S .Johnson and distribu
tion struck on same; first and final
account of J Harvey Rowland, exec
utor of William Philips, and distri
bution struck on same; first and final
acc >unt f James A. Mackey, admin
istrator of Robert Mackey, anti dis
tiibution struck on same; first and
final account of Mary E. Oldham and
I. F. Yanars lale, administrators of
George H . Oldham, and dividend
struck on same; third and final ac
count of J. liarycy Rowland, guard
ian of Edwin Roland ; fourth ac
count ol John Keilholtz. guardian of
AI nn.i IM. Keilholtz ; lourth account
of John Keilholtz. guardian of Har
ry S. Keilholtz; first and final ac
count of Rebecca E Brown, executrix
ot Lydia Ann Brown.
At the meeting of the Board last
week the clerk was directed to adver
tise for proposals for filling in and j
grading the approaches to the bridge
over Stone Run, in the Six h district,
the county to furnish the material.
Proposals will be received up to 12 ji
on Nov. 4. Changes in the public
mad from Jackson’s corner to Evan
Sentmans’s. Se\ent!i district, and the
relocation of road at Crawford’s fact
ory, biftli district, were approved
lhe annual allowance for repairs of
streets were increased (or North
East to $l5O and Port Deposit to
S2OO. Numerous claims were ex
amined and passed and ordered to be
ptid. The board adjourned to mee
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1885,
The last quarterly distribution oi
the state school fund for this county,
is $2,921.94 for white, and $526.47
Rep rts come thick and fast that (lie
law aga nst theft don’t stop stealing. It
had better be repealed and a high li
cense law enacted which would allow
none but gentlemen to steal. The
scurvy rascals who steal chickens are
no better than the same ilk who sell
minors and idiots pear cider. These
too species of crime are losing cast, in
society and there should he something
done to elev.de them Let us have a
high license for the suppression of both.
The present local option law allows
the sale of cider only'. Any dealer,
therefore who is selling „ny malt or
mixed lii|Uor other t tan cider, which
is defined in the dictionaries as the
juice of the apple is vioJati g the law
and is properly subject to its penalties
Suppose the officers, who are sworn t<>
see that all tile laws are fairly exeeut
ed. have the bottle* liquor of the sa
loons and bar rooms, manufactured hv
a Philadelphia brewer examined an
tested. I is not difficult io tell , osi
lively what is and what is not the pure
juice of the apple, A Jit tie effort in this
diieclion may help o t the perplexed
and almost discouraged Courts—^e,i,
• o iVrtMM
‘ Officers sworn to see the law exeeut
ed. ’ .-top yo r joking A ’em That
thing baA.oneoutof fashion,“i fficers”
might official some body.
The Local Option question of Cecil
eo was left tot tie people io the year
1,880 and tii vote w sas follows, in the
Against license 165 votes by Demo
For license 126
Against license 274 votes by Republi
For license 26
Democratic vote 302
Republ can 307
Majority against license 285 votes.
“Josh Billings” Dead.
H. W. Shaw, better known as ‘‘Josh
Billiugs,’' died at Monterey, Cal., on ,
Wednesday, 14th inst. of apoplexy, |
One Dollar per Annum in Advance.
Rising Sun Literary Society.
The following officers w *re elected
for the present term at the last meet
President, — S. Taylor Wilson,
Vice President.—Arthur M. Tosli,
Secretary.—Lizzie 11. Stevens, Tie is*
j urer.— G- W. Reynolds, Editor.—
Clara Iv. Wilson, Asst. Editor.—Eu
gene A. Reynolds, Committee of Cur
ators—Enoch L. Harlan, E. Pusey
Passmore, I. Wayne Reynolds.
The following is the order of exer.
cise for the next meeting of the soci
j ety which will be held on Thursday
evening Oct. 29th at 7:45. in the Li
* lirary room.
Select Readers Arthur M. Tosh
Lizzie L. Stevens. Subject for De
flate : —Resolved: ‘"That invention
has done more for civilization than
Deflators for Affirmative.—S. Tay_
lor Wilson, E. Pusey Passmore,
Arthur M. Tosh, Debators for Nega
tive.—G. W. Reynolds, Enoch L.
Harlan, S. W. Passmore, Jr.
Duck shooting has commenced 1 on
the susquehantm, but there has been
liut few killed so far, but rabbits me
plentiful and so are the gunners, and
the report of the old army musket is
making the hills tremble. The Bth
district Teachers Assoeiati >n was re
organized on tiie evening of the IStli
with the following officers : President,.
Jacob H. Kirk; V. P., J. Rankin Wil
ey ; Sec. V. H. Watts; Treas J. J.
Bennet. The first Question : “Resolved"
that trid by jury should be abolished,”'
will tie debated the 23rd. inst.. win J-
J Bennet and y. R. White ascaptains.
The Pilot Town meeting of the same
society will take place on Nov. -sth.
Mr J. J. Bennet is removing the
old smith shop, tint marred the beauty
of the snug little village of Oak wood
for wo 1 ng. In this old shop as Mr.
Bennet began to hummer out his fort,
u lies, some excuse can be made for his,
allowing it lo remain so many years,
but now it goes and wirli it many a
mem ry of the past. Mr. Bennet, with
his usual la ge hearted generosity, has
given the lumber to a worthy old col
oed wo.i an (Kitty Fisher) whose
friends and neighbors intend to ereci
for her a dwelling ; thus Mr. J. J. is
doing two kindnesses; relieving the
town of an unsightly spot, and provid
inga home for Kitty Fisher. Mr. J.
I’. Alexander while driving on the
Oak wood road met with an aceiuent
which came near being serious in its
consequence. The hold hack broke and
n Mr. A’s efforts to stop the frighten
ed horse the hit Darted and himself and
party were thrown into a hrahed wi -e
fence. ' ! r. Thomas Richie who ridi lg
I with Mr. A was-crat-hed aev< r 4v ome
of tiie Inrhe pe etra ing the flesh of his
face to Hu* hone. Mr. Alexander was
also cut about the hands and head. The
orse was completely entangled in the
wire and was cut in several places.——
Mr. ■' l alio way t e M. E revivalist held
a meeting in tiie house of Mr. Cully on
Rail Road Avenue, on Tuesday even*
i g last, which was well attended by
our Town people.—Adle.v Gray’an old
resident of the Eighth is lying very
sick at hi home near Oak wood-
The Pilot Town Sunday school com
menced the fall and winter term last
Sunday afternood by a grand parade 1
after which the pupils were refreshed
w th lemonade. This school iieverelo-es
its doors, is in the fourth year of its ex
istence, is well attended and deserves
sunp rt Tlk* canning houses at
Grubb’s corner is still in operrtion
A number of Subscriptions to the
Midl and ought to be renewed. Sendu
j do.lar soon as you sell some produce®
and ask your neighbor to subscribe.
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