Newspaper of The Democratic Advocate, 21 Haziran 1873, Page 2

Newspaper of The Democratic Advocate dated 21 Haziran 1873 Page 2
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*.H. VANDKRKtD. SATURDAY, JUNK 21,1873. Thin Waving wevk in Westaiioster, anything minting to the sabjevt will be into resting to person* en gaged in educational purauits, aa well as to parents, guardians and pupils We find the annexed refieetkins upon the aub- Itn the New York Expren, which we ifer to our own columns, without cn ng to the fttll all that it says: te several colleges of the country are le midst of their commencement ex it, and will be for the next three a. These occasions are of great in- j ito three classes of people: To boys at college; to the graduates seeking their honors and diplomas, and to those who are passing through the ordeal of an examina tion in order to main tain their standing in college. All these duties and services, while they are formal enough, arc also most exciting. In the graduating class, we compare the few graduates with the large number of entries four years before —a fact which ought to point its moral, aa It shows the large number who have fallen off by the way in advancement. At West Point, the graduates make bat a small share of those selected to stand the tests of examination, and though the fail ing off is not as large in the principal col leges, it shows great laxity of discipline., and great want of industry or ability on the ; part of students. Contrasting the present with the past, the result is not favorable, either as to the age when the students enter college, the thoroughness of prepara tion, or the struggle to get through. Fifty years of time, judging by the graduates, we think, has not produced any marked improvement of men or results, even at Harvard. Yale or Princeton. Perhaps there is nothing strange in this, and yet it strikes one that fifty years of discovery and scientific research ought to have made more changes for the better than we see. True enough, men are men, and boys, boys, in all ages of time, and one generation is only a good or bed imitation of the other. Mr. Webster said to the students of Kxetor and Dartmouth that the best writers and debaters and thinkers were those who read the newspapers, and 8. T. Coleridge, writing of his friend. Dr. Thos. Arnold, who revelled amidst the works of Aristotle, Thnycidides and Herodotus un til he seemed to be imbued with the spirit of each writer, and could imitate each of them so closely as to make one recall the original, said that the friendships of col leges were the blessed memories of future life. His words, as wo recall them, arc substantially, that next to rectitude of life and the selection of his partner for life, and fhr beyond all the wealth and honors which may reward his labors, far even be yond the inestimable gifts of bodily health, are the friauUkip* tckich ke form • in ymtk. The Graduating Class, yesterday for the last time in the class-rooms, to-day for the last time on the platforms, to-morrow gone to the four corners of the land, know what this means. The “ties that bind two will ing hearts" are alone stronger than friend ships cemented in college. Classmates or chums for years, fellows in study and in play, interchanging visits at each other's homes or in friendly correspondence when absent, it would be strange indeed if these Commencement partings did not bring in their course about os many sorrows as joys. And men in the end will find it quite os im portant to cultivate the heart, as the intel lect Mex ican Raids. —Messrs. Robb and Savage, of the Commission to inquire into the outrages on the Texas border, have arrived in Washington. They liad an in terview with Secretary Pish on Monday. They state the amount of damages, direct and consequential, from Mexican raids, st from fifty to sixty millions of dollars. This is a sum which it will take several of the northern provinces of Mexico to pay, and if the Mexican authorities refuse to make the amend* hmutrahk- by transferring the territory along with its resident “grea sers," we shall have to send lien. Jeff. C. Davis, of Modoc time, to look after our interests and our honor, in that direction. A gentleman writing from Northern Mexico in relation to the Maekcuxie raid across the Rio Grand into Mexico, says this will causa war on the frontier; but this will not be so bad, aa it would lead to carving of another dice from the Republic for the purpose of strengthening our boundary. The particular States required for this ratification of our frontier are speci fied as follows:—Nuevo Leon. Cohahnila. Chihuahua, Sonora, Lower California and the northern end of Durango. This is certainly a most summary manner of set tling the whole question in relation to the raid of Colonel Maekentie. The Ben and the Pm>w.—Our readers have been not * little entertained by the running fire kept up between Mr. Solomon Shepherd and a “Brother Far mer.” or “Capt. Jack, of the larva Beds," as Mr. Shepherd facetiously calls his am bushed adveraary. The contest has been well sustained, on both rides, and proves that Carroll farmers can wield the pen aa well ae tin plow,—can manage the war club an well as tire Farmers' Club. “Capt. r" I Human of the Pm*. y Duluth eUitor publisher ntiittttic.s to prove within nine years that embryo city will need fifty elevators, one thousand steamers, and tens of thousands of railroad earn. He sew it all “in his mind's eye," and is ■ confident all this will come to pass he will sell a half interest in his printing office for a new milk eow. That editor must be Danger, late of Cambridge Md. A thrifty sheriff in Indiana, when he has an idle jnry on his hands, sets them to work mowing the grass round the court house. .Sheriff Fringer did not, perhaps, think of utilising the jury in this way, during the late protracted term of our Court. A Wisconsin lad lately took to the county officers the scalp* of fouttee n wolves, and collected tit) bounty on each. He keeps the old wolves in the barn, and ex | pects to raise another litter in six weeks Besides, he will try to restore the scalps on his young peeled wolves with hair restora tives. That fellow will be a millionaire. A little more than a week ago some de mented newspaper correspondent in Dan ville, N. H., divulged the fact that no in surance agent bad ever visited that peaceful town, and now no citisen can take a walk without heading a procession of them. A German writer complaining of the difficulties in the pronunciation of the English language cites the word “Box." which he says is pronounced Dickens. Two Atlanta editors have made several different attempts to fight duels, but one or the other always notifies the police in time to break up the meeting. 1 A New York paper calls the extortions of the gas workmen. “The Charge of the Light Brigade." A BsACTiyin, Town and a BtNut:t.Aß Custom. —The town of Bridgewater is a lovely little village in the Shenandoah Valley, embowered in delightful shade tree*, fanned at this season by cooling tephyrs, and garnished with beautiful Sower gardens, which greet and gladden the eye on every hand, and exhale the richest fragrance, ravishing the senses of every modern Goldsmith who may enjoy the exquisite delight. In this sweet little rural paradise are several denominations of Christiana —Methodists, Episcopalians. Baptists—ami, .angular to relate, all the religions denominations of Bridgewater baptise by immersion, as we learn from the Harriaonkury Commmuecnbk. The National Publishing Company, Philadelphia, has in press and will soon issue, “The Undeveloped West, or. Five , Yeans in the Territories," being a descrip tion of the vast region between the Mia aiasippi and Pacific ; it* resources, climate, inhabitants, natural curiosities, etc.; life and adventure on the prairies, mountains and Pacific coast —with 244 fine illustra tions from original sketches and photograph ic views, of the scenery, cities, lands, mines, people and curiosities of the great West. By J. H. Beadle, Western Correspondent of the Cincinnati Commercial , and author of “Life in Utah," etc. It promises to be a work of surpassing interest. We publish, on the fonrth page, a brief abstract of the proceedings of the Deer Creek Farmer's Club, of Harford county. We are glad to see that the farmers of some sections of Maryland, at least, have interest enough in their vocation to keep up their Clnb meetings, and to strive after a greater degree of success and excellence in their calling. As to the Clubs in Car roll county, they all seem to be afflicted with inertia, and it will be a long time, we fear, before they are productive of much practical good to their respective members. The Darwinian Theory.—lt strikes one as hardly creditable to the intelligence of the age that Darwin's “Descent of Man” should have received such elaborate and extended criticism. The theory is not only repugnant to common sense, but is ridiculous to the last degree, and stamped with rank infidelity. And yet, men claim ing to be intelligent, have treated it with , the dignity of criticism. The Democratic .State Central Comm ittee met in Baltimore on Thuraday. and fixed August 12th as the time for holding the Democratic State Convention. Candidates for the office of Comptroller of the Treasu ry and Clerk of the Court of Appeals are ' to be nominated. i I The Maryland editors are out on a i “ki-hi,” and the New YorkSnd Pennayl t vania editors were turned loose this week. > Worse than school boys in vacation. At : every corporation dinner they are over r whelmed—“too full for utterance." 1— A New Paper.—The first number of n , The Garrett County Gazette, publicised 1 j at Oakland. in Garrett county, by 0. T. ■ | Abell k Go. i* before us. It is neatly - ; printed and will be the mouth-pic ce of the f * l new county. “Gone and Done It.”—The Frederick r ! Kxmuiner twite the Union for offering it* • editor. Mr. Cole, aa a candidate for Regis • | ter of Wills, without the usual addenda of ' “subject to the decision of the nominating I convention.’’ n ' The following provision dealers failed h at Bt. Louis Thursday:—Harris k Thomas. with liabilities to the amount of 8500.000. , | Guthrie A Co., with liabilities of $260,- “ i 000; Chatham. Draughm, k Co., with • liabilities of $375,004*. The aggregate ii i amount of meat on hand and bought for j j future, for which these firms are liable, is s i 6,4*00,000 pounds and 12,4*4*0 barrels of i pork. These firms are indebted in Bt. • i Louis. New Orleans, Cincinnati, Louisville • j and Chicago. The Salisbury Advertiser auys;—The i Strawberry crop was cot short by the dry weather, and not much more than half . crop has been picked. Owing to the ; enormous quantities ofherries thrown into J market every day, prices have ruled so low that grower* have scarcely realised enmigb wonev to pay expenses. The same may , be Maui of the pea c pip. The wheat cwpof Qweeti Anne's county, j j says the /#***. is said to be iiniuaily good If no disaster overtakes it before it is < harvested, a large *rop wSU be realised. ! General Jmrvwrt will gptummrc about the 25th £i.fta*t. ( *wing to the wet weather the crop re ports from Arkansas are if*vorabJ throughout the .State. In some counties it has rained evorv day for ti month. LOCAL AFFAIRS. M aso.mc Kkcsiok.—A special uieofbg of Door-to-Virtue Lodge, A. r. A, M. vrashcld on Wednesday evening lost. The attendance waa large, a number of invited guest* from George Washington Lodge, and other Lodges, being present. The meeting wu called by special request of the members, to enable them to offer some testimonial of respect to the beloved Master of the Lodge, Rev. James W. Heese, who, in company with Col. Wm. A. McKellip, also a member of the Lodge, was on the eve of departure for Knrope. After the Lodge had been opened iu doe form, Hon. John E. Smith arose, and ou behalf of the members, addressed the Worshipftil Master, in feeling and appropriate terms, in reference to his proposed visit to Europe, which would sever, for a time, the ties which had bound 1 them together in such sweet communion, ad ding that their warmest affections would fob 1 low him, and their prayers ascend for his safe return to the bosom of his family and the 1 Lodge. Then, approaching the East, he ten dered him a purse containing one hundred 1 dollars, aa a slight testimonial of the esteem ’ of his brethren “coined in the Mint of Love.” * The Worshipful Master, although taken by sur ' prise, responded in most feeling and appro- ' prime terms, thanking his brcyireu fur this token of their affection. In the course of his 1 remarks he adverted to the fact, that it was ■' just seven yean ago, on that night, that he < was invested with the jewel of the Master's office. This ceremony over, the Lodge was ' closed, and the members and invited guests ’ proceeded in a body to Brother Henry B. J 41 rammer's, where an ample table had been spread loaded with all the delicacies of the * season—strawberries, ice-cream, fruit-cake, * sponge-cake, pouud-eake, lemonade, ice- ( water, oranges. 4c. After the Worshipful ‘ Master had returned thanks and invoked the 1 Dirine blessing the company seated themselves ] and partook of the sumptuous entertainment. ' The Worshipful Master, then, in a few well 1 chosen terms, alluded to the social pleasures J and enjoyments of the evening, expressing his gratification at the large number in attendance, j among whom he was pleased to notice several ' brethren from other Lodges, intimating that ! it would be agreeable to the members of Door- * to-Virtue Lodge, to hear from them also. 1 He then called upon Mr. Henry Vanderford, Mr. Wm. L. W. Scabrook, Dr. J. P. Sheahan. J and Hev. W. 8. Hammond, who in turn re- j sponded in brief but appropriate remarks. : The company separated about 10 o'clock, after several hours of the most pleasurable 1 social intercourse. Messrs. Reese and McKellip left here ou Thursday morning, in the 10 o'clock train, ! and will start from New York to-day, the 21st 1 inst. in the steamer Victoria, for ttlaagow, j Scotland, on what is known as the “Educe- 1 tional Execution." arranged by Mr. Thomas ] Cook, of London. They will be absent only about three months, nevertheless. Professor . Reese said before starting, that Although a trip to Europe was a common occurrence to many persons, it was to him not only a nov elty, but a grent undertaking. The idea of three thousand miles of ocean between these Sntlemen and the loved ones at home whom ey have left behind them, will frequently obtrude itself into the experiences of their European tonr, however pleasant they may be. And we fancy these dear ones at home, saying— What shall we do with all the days ami hour* That must be counted ere we see thy face T How shall we charm the interval that lowers Between this time and that sweet time of grace T Unger not long: home Is not home without thev; Its dearewt tokens do but make us mourn. O. let its memory like a chain about thee, tiently compel and hasten thy return. Unger not king, how shall we watch thy coming. I As evening shadows stretch o'er moor and dell; When the wild bee hath ceased her biwy humming. And silence hangs on all things like a sjiell. i Double Pipe Creek Items.—A corps of , workmen have been employed on the repairs of Mr. Frank Cover's mill’ dam for several weeks past, and will be for weeks to come. . before the tub will be completed, and SISOO, will, 1 think, foot the bill. It is a question - with some whether there is any advantage iu water over steam power. The Double Pipe Creek dam, when completed, will be the most extensive and costly structure of the kind, (ex cepting some canal dams,) iu Western Mary land. The drought has again set in. no rain to wet the ground for over four weeks, all vege tation is suffering for the want of it, and water is already low in the streams. The wheat crop is much injured by the fly, . and it is a matter of doubt whether there will be any com crop. Mach of the corn is not yet up. Mr. J. Milton Cover has furrowed and planted his field three times, and some are still planting. In this vicinity this is the result of spring plowing. What little ground : was plowed test fall the com stands ana looks . well on it In this vicinity it is useless to plant coni unless the ground has been plowed in the fall. f Farmers here are in the midst of hay har vest *ke yield will be an average one, ami the 1 quality of hay so far is very fine. • Early Hose potatoes grace our tables since the Bth instant, at the nominal cost of (Jigging them. The finest looking vines in full bloom . I ever saw, are in Rev. Mr. Sayler’s three quarter acre lot which he calls hi* farm , and on which a weed or spear of grass is not per l mined to flourish. Usioh Mills Items.—A correspondent at Union Mills sends the following to the Sen . tinel : Runway.—On Friday of last week, a two horse team belonging to Mr. Wm. ('rouse of * Mt. Pleasant tore loose from a hitching post. $ standing in front of the mill at this place, and , started towards home at a lively speed. After running a half mile, upsetting the wagon, I. smashing one front wheel Ac., they were brought to a halt by some woodchoppers who happened to be near by, and handed them i over to Mr. Crouse again. I Gore West.—Mrs. Sevilla 0. Feaser and her son Jerome, and Mr. Wm. C. Erb, left - this neighborhood last week, for the town of 1 Crete, Nebraska. Mrs. Feaser goes to join her husband, Mr. I). L. Feaser who left here some months ago for the above named place, and we are informed is successfully en gaged in some mercantile business. We wish them all a prosperous future. 1 Ofexed.—The new fruit and vegetable B Packing establishment of Mr. B. F. Shriver. spokon of in a former letter, is now completed s and in working order. All the macoinery r connected with it works well and for conven ience the general arrangement of the building B cannot be surpassed. The first day's work, consisting of 80 bushels of peas, was done on the 10th inst. a More Railroad Facilities.— The first I- through train from Frederick city to Balti more, oassed over the Western Maryland “ Railroad on Wednesday morning. Mr. Sam t nel Jackson, the conductor, is spoken of as a , courteous and attentive gentleman. The fare between Frederick and Baltimore is $2.00. Between Frederick and Westminster $1.35. This seems out of proportion to the through , fare. We submit to the Railroad authorities •f that they will find their profit in cheap fare. J One dollar between Westminster and Fredcr , ick would seem to be ample, if through fare • does not discriminate against the way stations and in favor of Baltimore. We call public attention to the tinr* table in another column. Procccdixgs OF Commissioxer*.— I The fol lowing proceedings of the County Commis k rioners. on Tuesday, the 10th inst., took place after the report pufdished last week was made M up: i- Ordered, That the Clerk advertise for pro- posals to build a mudsill bridge over ripe 1 Creek, on the plank road, giring dimensions, K Ordered that Jos. H. Hoppe, proceed to examinedimension* of bridge over Pipe Creek and at the same time examine bridge at Hw>- d Ban's Mill. Ckstenart M. E. Cmi rch.—Sunday, June ’ j 22d. Services at 10$ A. M. and 8 P. M. r j Preaching by the Pastor Hev. C. Herbert h Richardson. The Congregation having fin e ished the furnishing of the church by pruvid r log each Pew with cushions, book rack and | hymn books, propose to consecrate the Church, | and Parsonage property to God discharged of * ; all debt and liabilities. The Services of the i. | day will be appropriate to the otesuon. p Partrjrok*.—Notwithstanding!!!* extreme j cold of last winter was expected to destroy , ! these favorite birds, they seem to be a* abun -1 dant aa ever, and their cheery “Bob White” 1 \ resounds from every wheat field, or other i ! convenient cover. i Droves of milch cows and sheep, are fre quently passing through this city on the way Ito Bomaore. While numbers of fat beeves i on? brought here from Baltimore by the I butchers of this county. | Bake Ball.—The Red Stocking Chib, of j Hagerstown, came to Westminster, on ftatur- I day lost, to play a game with the Linden flub, of this city, ana were badly beaten, the j *Ore standing 10 fo 28. A BA<*rARO l*st Monday, the I# wf mw I** ctdfod tfi fir*l Jay of! ;(#uamey, in ttfa latitude, bn up u> rfiaf dgy j we M not experienced summer temperature, , Ksr* w in (ifftOf ItUtfcaiftii Church, ffH j .Sunday morning twui. |o| (ffak. Hgr . mow by Rev. l>r, J. T. Word. ! OoM'iEKCKMkST.—Tho commencement sx ereises of Western Maryka College were on Sunday morning. June 14th, with the Baccalaureate sermon. by Kev, J. T. Ward, President of the College. In the evening, the minuter appointed to deliver a sermon before the literary societies having disappointed them, Kev. Mr. Hammond alily supplied his place. On . Monday evening, June Iflth, the young ladies of the Browning Literary Society held their auniverM-ry in the college chapel. The entertainment consisted of original essavs. rehearsals, readings and music. The rehearsal of “Isabella of Aus tria” by Sallie Crouse, deserves particular mention, as being worthy of an older and more practiced elocutionist. “Ginevra, or a story of Venice,” by Miss Ida Shriner, was , well written, and displayed much talent in the writer. Miss May Brockell being una voidably absent on account of sickness, ber < essay, entitled “Air* Cast lea,” was read by ! Miss Mollie Nichols. The entertainment re- t fleeted great credit upon the Society, and < was highly appreciated, as was proved by the ’ number of beautiful bouquets received by the i young ladies from their numerous friends, i On Tuesday morning the “Class Day” oxer- t cues took place in the college grounds. They 1 consisted of the reading ot a most amusing | “History of the Class” by B. F. Crouse, of i this place; “The Prophecy” by Miss Clara < Smith: presentation uTthe “Annals” to class i of ’74; reading the “Farewell Ode” bv Miss < Ida T. Williams, and the jdanting of the free by the class. On Tuesday evening an “Ora- I torical Contest” between the Webster and i Irving Societies was held in the college chapel. I The gentlemen taking part acquitted them- i selves with credit both to themselves and to | the college. The addresses of T. H. Lewis. 1 of Easton, and Wm. H. Ogg, of Westminster, < entitled respectfully “The Genesis of Art,” < and “The demands of the Age,” should be < mentioned particularly as master-pieces of i beautiful composition and oratory. On Wed- i uesday morning the distribution of certificates ] of distinction look place in the college chapel, i The gentleman appointed to deliver the ora- < tion before the several societies at Odd Fel- t lows’ Hall having disappointed them, the i oration was omitted. On Thursday morn- i ing the exercises of “Commencement ’ proper c took place in the college chapel. ( The following are the names of the grad- i nates: Misses. Alice A. Fenby, Mary V. c Nichols. Clara Smith, Ida T. Williams. Messrs. B. Frank Crouse, Jos. B. Galloway, t Frank W. Shriver, Trueman Smith and Thomas I B. Ward. Praise is due to each, as all did i well. i The Valedictory of Mr. Ward deserves 3 special mention, both for its eloquence and c its graceful delivery. The graduates received 1 man? tokens in the form ot wax flowers, and < handsome baskets and liouquets of natural ] flowers. Mr. Galloway was ine recipient of a i box, on which in large letters weretne words; t *• My Own Dear Josey as he appeared.” The • box was surmounted by a huge bouquet of Clover, Onions, Ac., which created much t amusement. W estern Maryland College may i le proud of the class of ’7B. On Thursday i evening the President’s reception to the Grad- * uating Class, was attended and enjoyed by a i large number of the friends and relatives of j the pupils. t Meeting or the School Board.—The 1 School Board met ou Monday, the 10th, all < the members, Messrs. William Reese, of Westminster, H. C. McKinney, of Taney- 1 town. Alfred Zollikoffer, of I uiontown, F. ; L. Hering, of Finksburg, and David Prugh, of Freedom, being present. The proceedings of the last previous meet ing were read and approved. President Reese informed the Board that the debts contracted by the Book Committee of the late Board for books, stationery, Ac. had since the last meeting been paid in full; so that the whole debt now resting against the treasury of the School Board, consists of two items, one of $3688.40 due to the Bank, and one of $1860.00 borrowed of a lady. The payment of these two items of debt, both of which were contracted by the late Board, will relieve the treasury from the payment of any more interest. President Reese having reported that the County Commissioners had refused to favor his application for an increase of three cents on the SIOO on the county levy for school pur poses. which the payment of the debt for books had rendered necessary, the petition for a new school house at Miller's, in the (ith election district, which, it is admitted, is much needed, but which depended upon the county lew, was indefinitely postponed. llhe graduation of the Teachers’ certificates having been fully discussed, in connection with the inadequacy of the county levy to enable the School Board to raise the teachers' salaries as proposed by the Examiner, the following resolutions by Mr. Zollikoffer, ns a substitute for the sliding scale on the average attendance prepared by the Secretary, were offered and adopted : Resolved, That there be tiro grades of Teachers’ certificates—the First and the Sec ond ; and that each grade be divided into fro classes. Resolved , That salaries be paid according to the grade and classification of teachers, as follows: First grade, first class. $95 per term “ “ second class, SB6 “ “ Second grade, first class, $76 “ “ “ “ second class, SOO “ “ Resolved , That the employment of an assist ant teacher must have the sanction of this Board through Ihe School Commissioner hav ing charge of the district; that no person who does not hold a certificate of qualification, • shall serve as an assistant teacher ; that no assistant be employed until the average atten dance shall reach fifty; and that assistants who do not make serrate reports, shall be paid at the rate of S4O per terra during actual service with the requisite average attendance. Resolved, That each teacher, or assistant, occupying a separate room, embracing the assistants in the second branch of the Man chester Primary School, and that in the “West ; End.” in Westminster, though the latter be : employed in the same room with the principal, shall each make separate reports and l>e paid | according to grade of certificate. [ Resolved, That every ungraded school of Carroll county, whenever practicable, Ik* di vided into six classes, distinguished by the first six letters of the alphabet; and that a , uniform time table to suit the classification be arranged, and, os fur as possible, be ap j plied to each school by the teachers thereof. A resolution was adopted authorizing the President to investigate, and report the best r means to improve the condition of the “West • End” School house in Westminster. It having been reported that Prof. Newell had met with a painful accident, the Secretary was ordered to correspond with the proper parties to ascertain the extent of his injuries, and if they be as serious as reported, to con j vey to Prof. Newell the sympathies of this 1 Board. A motion was offered by Mr. Zollikoffer, 1 seconded, by Mr. Prngh, and adopted by the ? Board, appropriating SBOO.OO to assist in • building a new school house at Haile's, in the • eleventh election district. 1 Mr. Isaac Bril hart having resigned the po • sition of trustee of the Manchester Public • Schools, the Secretary wo* ordered to inform • Mr. Brilhart that the believing him to e be “the right man in the right place,” and " declining at present to accept his resignation, c unanimously express the hope that he will • cheerfully serve the public in the capacity of school trustee. Mr. John Shoe liaving declined to serve as - trustee of Piney Creek School, iu the first e election district, Mr. Abraham Hess was ap e pointed to fill the vacancy. Mr. McKinny was authorised to have ne cessary repairs made to the public school s house in laneytown. , The Secretary was authorized to contract for supplies of ink with Dr. James Cress, of Manchester, or with any other person who i will fomish au article as good at as cheap a • rate. The Board adjourned to meet on Monday, the 7th day of Juty, before which time all the ? teachers’ reports lor the summer term must • be returned to the Secretary. Orphans’ Court.—Adam Shower, Esq., ■ Chief Judge; Isaac C. Haile and L. P. Slinglun’, ‘ Esqrs., Associate Judges; Joseph M. Parke, I Register of Wills; George M. Parke, Deputy 1 Register. • Monday, June t*Hk, Iff73. —David Cassell, guardian to Mary Jane Haines, settled his Hd and final account. t letters of administration on the estate of r Andrew (trammer, deceased, granted to Henry . B. Grammer. David Cassell was appointed and gave bond r as guardian to Jamos V, Harris and Edward I Woodyard. John M. Snowden, executor of Lydia Parra- \ way. settled his first and final account, j Charles T. Fleming, administrator of Amelia I Fleming, settled his first and final account. I Tuesday, June. 17th.—Htm uel Messingor. j guardian to Laura V. Keindollar, settled hi* first account, j Jams* A. Han>er, guardian to Alberta C. Reimfoiiftr. settled his first aeconnt. j Jacob Sellers, administrator of Hanson P. j Jordan, settled his first and final account. I j Edwin F. Keene, guardian to Lydia A. 8. • 1 Vftagle, Hilled hi. MiHMiil Did final account, j Mill fiM petition to he rolievai) from sail) I guardianship—order piuuud revolting -ni.l guardianship, and Appointing Jacob CampMi I I his successor — whose bmpl was filed am) i (IJIJWWfIf , Th>- AhM hp 1 (i|uii will imwi at' I grow/)* School House, on the evening of ihe Commencement at Western Mu. College. -t~TKo sixth annual commencement of Wes tern Md. College took place to day, Thurs day. 19th instant, in the college chapel. The occasion was one of great interest, bringing together, besides citizens of Wostminiiter ana the surrounding county, persons from Balti more, Washington city, Philadelphia, the Eastern Shore of Md. and many others from the several counties of the State. Among those present, I noticed Dr. Galloway, of Bal timore county, the father of one of the grad uates. J. B. Ward, Esq. of Washington, the father of another graduate. Jiml Smith, Esq. the President of the Board of Trustees, who had the pleasure of witnessing a son and a daughter too receive the Baccalaureate De gree. S. T. Williams, Esq. of Salisbury, Md. whose daughter was also a graduate. Mr. Fenby, of this county, whose daughter deliv ered the Salutatory address, and Messrs. Shriver and Crouse.' citizens of Westminster, the lathers of the other two young gentlemen of the class of ’7B. Besides those named were many distinguished ministers of the Gospel, members of the Board of Trustees, and others from* distant places, attracted by the occasion. We noticed also, James W. Thompson, Keq. Superintendent of Educa- I lion for Queen Ann county, Prof. New son, County Examiner for Carroll county and others. It is generally conceded that more strangers were present to witness the cxer cises to-day, than on any previous occasion. The interest in the college is increasing and liecomina more general, and, at no distant

period, me Commencement Day at the col lege will be an occasion for filling up our city with interested visitors. Friends of educa tion are looking upon the working of this col lege with more than usual interest, because or the co-education here of the sexes. In conversation with one of the officers of the college, as we walked through the grove to wards the chapel, 1 learned that the whole number of student* enrolled this year was 189 —88 males and 6tt females. The male students are required to take a four years’ course of study, and the female students a three rears’. He pronounced the system as working well and satisfactory. No one now who has become acquainted with its routine, offers objections to the system, and many who formerly expressed misgivings, now cordially unite in its praise. MS lien we reached the chapel, we found it filled to overflowing, every seat was taken ! no standing room even to be had, windows and doors were crowded, but ever}* (ace was radiant with smiles. The graduates had just taken their seats—the la dies to the left, near the Faculty, and the young meu to the right, near the Trustees and distinguished guests. After the Amphions had played “Faust’s March.” which was ren dered very spiritedly, prayer was offered by Rev. John J. Murray, I). I), of Pittsburg, Pa. and the company were again entertained by the Amphions, who played, very sweetly. “Departed Days.” The President, Kev. Dr. Ward, now intro duccd Miss Alice E. Fenby, who gracefully welcomed the audience in a Salutatory ad dress. Miss Fenbv, whose theme was “Christianity and Science,” gave a rapid sketch of the progress of science, showing how it had been a means of advancing Chris tianity in the world. The gentlemen's Salutatory was delivered by Benj. F. Crouse, who very greatly interest ed his audience in a creditable development of his subject. “Objects ok Life,” eliciting frequent applause. After music by the Am phious. Miss Clara Smith read her Essay, “Day Dreams.'’ This production gave evi dence of much care in its composition, and abounded in pen-pictures vividly brought out. Her apostrophe to Music was especially beau tiful. The first Oration was delivered by Jos. B. Galloway, of Baltimore county. His subject, “True Benefactors,” was handled in a mas terly manner. His full, Ciceronean sentences, and genuine, noble sentiments gave unbound ed pleasure to his audience. As he cited some of the world’s Benefactors and brought out into full relief their noble deeds, a thrill ran through every heart. The second Essay, “Pi.kasi res Derived from the Mental Faculties.” was read by Miss Williams, of Salisbury, Md. in a charm ing manner, and showed her to be one of the best essay writers of her class. The second Oration was by Trueman Smith —Subject, “Time and Eternity.” Mr. Smith s style is strong and vigorous. His clear, practical mind presents the subject as seen from his stand point, and he does nut (ail to impress yon with the value of his senti ments. Frank W. Shriver delivered the third Ora tion—Subject, “Unrequited Genius.’’ He called to the minds of his hearers the names of some of the distinguished dead, vividly sketched their great achievements, dwelled with much pathos on the want of their ap preciation, by the world, in the times in which they lived. After music by the Amphions, the Degree of A. B. was conferred by the President in the usual form. 'Hie prized parchment was received with willing hands by each member of the class of’7B, who stood during the ad dress. It waif also announced by the Presi dent of the college, that the Boanl of Trustees had, at their meeting held the evening before, conferred the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy upon Kev. Jas. W. Reese, A. M. Professor of Ancient Languages and Literature in Western Md. College. Prof. Reese, who left West minster, on Thursday, for a trip to Europe, received this intelligence on the eve of bis departure. The most interesting part of the exercises was now to take place—the delivery of the valedictory addresses. The first by Miss Nichols was touchingly beautiful. The style of the address, the pathos pervading it, the appropriateness of the sentiment and the grace of manner in its delivery won every heart and brought a tear to every eye. Many pronounce it the most beautiful and appro priate valedictory they ever heard. The valedictory ou the part of the young men was delivered by Thos. B. Ward of Wash ington city. This young gentleman gave evi dence, in the manner of presenting his subject, “Departed Greatness/’ of sound and correct scholarship. His classical allusions were well selected and appropriate, and the elegance of some of his periods caused frequent bursts of applause from the audience. The graduates were the recipients of bouquets in profusion, and some of them of costly presents. Mr. Ward’s, a basket of rare flowers, from his friends in Washington, attracted special at tention. I must not forget to notice a bouquet of clover blossoms and onions, sent by a (un loving Sophomore, to his friend Galloway. The address, in large letters, mii To my dear Jusie, as he appears,'' created much merri ment. Music from the Amphions and the Benediction from Rev. Dr. Southerland of Baltimore, closed these interesting exercises. The immense audience gradually passed out at the several doors, the band playing Depart pour la Palestine. The Graduates gathering up their numerous floral offerings, were re ceiving the congratulations of their friends, and the cheerful voices of the retiring com pany convinced me that thie Sxth Anniversary was one of the most pleasant they had ever enjoyed. Pencil. Proceedings of the Circuit Court.—The 1 Court adjourned sine die on Monday last. The following cases were closed since onr last re port : , Friday, June 13th. —No. 7fi appeals.—Da ' vid Wants vs. Geo. W. Wimert ; Smith A McKelHpfor Wants, Pearson, Jr. for Wimert; judgment for appellee. ! No. 78 appeals. Sarah Wimert vs. David ■ Wants; Pearson, Jr. for Wimert, Smith A McKellip for Wantz ; judgment for appellee. No. 48 appeals. Coppersmith vs. Dr. Ja , cob Rinehart, executor*; Smith for Copper smith, Maulsby for Rinehart: judgment for appellant. ‘ There being no other cases ready for trial ( Court adjourned till Monday morning. 1 Monday, June lath, —Court met at 9 o’clk. k After a few motions were disposed of Court adjourned sine die. ! . ow Gial the warm weather has set in our citizens should liegin at once to purify the i sinks, cesspools, pig-pens and outbuildings ■ around their premises, to avoid unpleasant *I nd disease-breed ing odors. The hot weather 1 adds greatly to the strength of the poisons ' which are contained in the vapon from such I places, and by the process of evaporation I distributes the foul gases throughout the sur* . j rounding atmosphere. A solution of carbolic j acid, lime, or pulverised dry earth, applied . i plentifully for a few days, will correct such | ! evils. , Shoe Manufacture.— Wo are pleased to i chronicle the fact, (hnt, among the prominent ! industries of Westminster, the Shoe Factory }of Lawyer A Son is doing a large and inereas i mg business. The Epizootic.— This strange malady has again attacked the horses of this region, many of which are suffering with it at tb* present . time. Current TW*.-The drouth, fly In the wheat, cut-worm in the corn, the epizootic, “prinkling ll| streets, fear harvest. Western i Md. College commenctnneiit. Uaolirnau* Vr|- i Igy Railroad, Ac. k\i. Westminster is dcititu* qf a public Moron iiMlrpn|i|i ciliinn roi*h' il JIM, i in ponw'iiin n (tri nlnw inorln( lu, j A fuuhn iMiiiio, |nt|wr mill, • Iron mronrn, nro wimiM ai I*l nlwliul.i iflw will .lep Inin Ihmc thron luomtlv. hrmnehr. orpww*w? MANNLAUUHTKa.—Onr city was thrown into a state of excitement on Thursday afternoon • last, by Ihe announcement that Hezekiah Jor i dan had killed an Irishman named Harry i Mercer. Jordan lived near the village of Mexico, about four miles from Westminster, - and a woman manied Mary F. Jordan, who | • formerly lived Wh Jordan’s son, now dead, i but not his lawful wife, kept house for him. ; Mercer came to Jordan’s house that morning • Jordan lieing absent. About 1, P. M. he re turned, and noticing, os he says, 100 much • familiarity between Mercer and Mary, spoke of it to the latter, which elicited some tart reply from the woman, when she closed the i door against him, Mercer and Mary being in the house. Jordan pushed open the door, and entered the house, when Mercer said that if Jordan interfered with tbe woman again, he would see to it, or words to that effect. Jor dan then took down hi* gun from over the door, when Mercer sprang towards him, seiz i ing hold of the gun. In the struggle Jordan 1 drew a pocket knife and plunged it into the * neck of Mercer, who fell upon the floor, at the door, and expired in a few minutes. Jor ’ dau started immediately for a physician, and meeting Dr. Butler, of this city, told him the affair, and requested his attendance. But Martov was dead long before the Doctor ar -1 rived. Jordan was arrested by Sheriff Fring ’ er and lodged in jail on Thursday evening. Justice Mikcsell held an inquest over the re mains at the Alms House. Thursday evening. Election of Officers.—At the election for officers of George Washington Lodge, A. F. A. M., on Wednesday, Juue 11th, tne fol lowing gentlemen were elected to serve for the ensuing term: Jno. M. Tingling, W. M.; W. K. Fringer, S. W.; T. L. Fntchcy. J. W.; W. B. Thomas. 8.: E. 0. Grimes, T.j Charles Henncman, Tyler; Jno. B. Summers. S. 1).; Washington Cook, J. D. The semi-annual ellection of Door-to- Virtue Logo, A. F. A. M. took place on the I'.th instant, with the following result; —Rev. Jas. W. Reese, W. M.; Wm. A. Cunningham, 8. W.; George R. Gehr. J. W.; Win. Moore, Secretary; Jas. Rippard, Treasurer. Who Can Beat It ?— A few weeks since, a Baltimore county paper published, as a great achievement, an account of a teamster in that county, who, with a six-horse team, hauled a little over 8,000 lbs, of hay. This whs beaten, last Tuesday, bv Mr. John Tracey, of this county, who with a four-horse team hauled from Bachman's Valley to Baltimore, 7,686 pounds of hay. Where are you, Baltimore county ? Sprinkling the Streets. Over three hundred dollars have been subscribed by our citizens towards laying the dust in Westminster, 1 which with a like sum to be paid by the cor poration is deemed sufficient, and as soon as the sprinkling machines can be got ready, they will be set in motion. Degree Conferred. —On Wednesday last, the Faculty of Western Maryland College, by authority of the Trustees, conferred the hon orary degree of Doctor of Philosophy, upon Professor James W. Reese. A. M. Professor of Ancient Languages and Literature in that institution. The York Zouaves, the Continental Rifle : Company, of York, and the Glen Rock Zou aves expect to encamp near Glen Hock on the Bd. 4th and 6th of July. The Western Maryland Railroad Company has contracted with the Pacific and Atlantic Telegraph Company to put up a wire from Baltimore to Hagerstown, the work to be done without delay. The strawberry festival held at St. Paul’s Reformed Church, Westminster, last week. , netted $150,80. A lovely Aurora Borealis decked the north- I 1 ern heavens on Wednesday evening between 10 and 12 o’clock. i The Court House has received a new tin roof It did not it before it needed it, as : it “leaked like a riddle. M i H tytxo Tiuk.—The farmers ofCarroll have had a noble crop of clover, and the finest i weather for coring it. _ Strawberry festivals, pic-nica, and exour - siotiJt into the country, are now in order. Strawberries, green peas and chemea, have - been plenty in market this week. [ 1 Miss M. V. Manning’s Select School closer) | on Wednesday last i ♦ The National Agricultural Convention. | The recent convention of tinners at In r dianapolis. Indiana, was held under the . auspices of the Patrons of Husbandry, an - organisation that is assuming proportions 8 and influence. This organization is sc- i ’ orct. and look its rise in Ihe Northwest | f two or three years ago. It is composed of 1 s real farmers, and in the first instance they j - associated themselves to achieve two pur > pones, one to escape the middlemen, and ' this they seek to do by appointing agents f who act for them in the cities and towns, v and by concentrating their whole patrun u age on a few tradesmen, with whom they < make special contracts, buying their dry goods of one, their groceries of another. f their hardware of a third, and so on ; the - other object is to cheapen the freights to market. These are taking ideas with far- I! liters everywhere. Middlemen abound in ' all the States, and combinations among ■ railroad companies have made freights uu t iversally high. For these reasons there has II been no difficulty in enlisting farmers iu 'J all the States, though chiefly, as yet, in '* the West and Southwest, in the ranks of I, the Patrons of Husbandry. The resolutions . adopted by the convention were more con s dilatory towards railroads, and seemed in clined to wait the Issue of the contest in 111. The secretary, making his third annual re port, said that there were ten thousand so r cicties in the Union, two-thirds of which ■ had been organised in the past six mouths. y Counting an average of forty members to a society, this gives a muster roll of four I hundred thousand farmers who may he ■I considered united for the protection of I! their interests as a class. N’cw societies are being formed and reported weekly, I', and within a few months, probably by the y beginning of winter, the organisation by r counties and Stales will he well in progress in from one-third to one-half the .States of the Union, e 9 v - i Washington County Affairs. i- Tiik Wkhtkkn Md. Rail Hoad.—The * deep out through Isturel Hill, at the west ' end of Potomac street was finished on j Wednesday last. This loaves throe miles t of the work between this (mint and '• Hagerstown completed, with the remaining e distance wolf covered by forces of hands ■ and being rapidly pushed forward. The ! Ist of July will see the road so near cum- 1 J pletion. as far us the grading Is concerned, j that there will he little room for fault 1 finding with any one. The work of I ballasting and track laying will then be commenced we upraise.— , r niot. | .* ' Til IKK Abhmted—Hotter. Rkcov lt KKKD.—On Saturday we noticed the theft r of a valuable horse, the property of Mr. is Lewis Q. Stanhope, mid the pursuit of n the thief. Htncc then the thief has been r arrested at Octtysburg, Pa., and the horac l c recovered. The party arrested gave his d name as Harrison Robinson. He claims h to be ft-ont Bedford, Pa., and in quite a yonng man. He remains In jail ut (iettys u finrg awaiting a requisition from Governor ,t Whyte. I Since the going into operation of thc West Virginia liquor law, which Is a very stringent one, the people of Berkeley ! Springs, and that aoctlon generally, find it i, | necessary to visit Hsnqock In this county | very frequently fur theputpose of purchas ing sorghum. Trade in that article has * ; of Into wonderfully increased at Hancock. ] n ! •' I’ | Information has been received at Iho Mar Deportment that the Legislature of I ~ i Texas ha* passed rctolmious cowmemlato-1 , nr of Colonel Mtckenaio's Lie pursuit and I 1. chMlscmctii of the Kiekapoo Indiana. 1 Preoitlcnt Grant, after cousulllng with Ike Rwrelary of War, has decided that tht> ! J i Kiekapoo women andehildren captured by ! , Column Mackenzie must not be surrendered ’ thctrfhp. • ’ ? ’* ”• Sr. n . . ’ Foreign Alikin. , The Age of Saturday iy, iuteßlgenoe j H IVoni France sho*s that the never.' Mi; , which visited luauv portions of that country „ iu the latter (ant of April haa ruiio'el •, the vintage' of tI.U year. At 1 dlefrauehe, | , iu BenJoUta, the thermometer sank to , , four degrees below er<>. Dijon. in leiwer Burgundy, threeajuartera of the crop will : t be had, owing to thin •*!>• The K^P 0 * 1 freon which the popular Burgundy wine*, ; f ('hamberlin and Ooa Vougeot arepressed, I, were touched by frost. Iu Beoune and 1 1 Meuraault the low ia estimated at from one- , third to one-half of the vintage, dependent,, upon the situation of the vineyards. Thuae j in the lowlands, that is in the valleys or I , far down on the hill slopes, suffered most. ] In the neighborhood of Lyons, and in Lau- . guedoe. the loss was great. The same re- j ault as to the coinporalive escape of the ( more elevated grape vines was observed. A contemporary, well posted upon this par ticular branch of industry in France, and ; also the wine trade in the United States, ( mys, “it is not probable that the effects ol \ this diminution of the grape yield will be felt in this country." The steamships Alaska and Cyphrcnesc, from China and Japan, arrived at San Francisco on Friday night, bringing more than 2000 Chinese passengers, with advices from Hong Kong to May 12th, and \oko- j ‘ hams to May 20th. It was slated that the j working of coal and iron mines and the j introduction of railroads in China would soon be sanctioned by the government of that country. The China Mail commented severely upon the jterseeutions of Chinese in San Francisco. In Japan the Finance Ministers had resigned and published a 1 letter full of gloomy statements. They say the debt of the Kmpire is $104,000,000, and is increasing yearly in consequence of the now schemes of the Government; that the people arc excessively taxed , that they 1 clearly sec a national financial collapse in the future, and that such a calamity may happen at any moment. It was thought the Slinistere, in view of such a letter might receive orders to commit “hnrikari" —the i Japanese mode of suicide. The palace of i the Mikado is to be rebuilt on the Euro pean plan. An ancient Christian ebnreh lias been discovered in the interior of Japan. Most elaborate preparations were made in Ismdon Wednesday, for tho reception of the Shah of Persia. Now that he has sent his three wives home, no perplexing questions of etiquette disturb the English Court, and the Queen has hastened from Balmoral to be in readiness to receive the distinguished visitor. The different capi tals are trying to outrival each other in civic pageants, and laindon has determined that neither St. Petersburg. Paris, nor Berlin shall bear off the palm. The American Department of the Vien na Exposition is now open, and notwith standing the drawbacks incident to the late unfortunate affair in connection with 1 our Commission, will eoiiqiare favorably ) with the efforts of any other nation in the j same line. In novel and useful machines we far surjuss all competitors, thus de ! munslrating the practical character of the | American mind. For the Democratic Advocate. \ Messrs. Klaxons :—ln the columns of i your much esteemed paper, a few weeks ' since, a communication appeared over tin l ■ signature of S. Shepherd purporting to hi' | a reply to an article written by a *• Brother ' Farmer.'’ The writer charges “Brother | Farmer" with -tautology" and an “attempt 1 to criticise" his paper by using the term I “young Bantling," instead of the won! “ Bantling," and then gives Webster's defi nition of the word “Bantling," which is a young child or infant. Is it to bo under stood by Mr. Shepherd's explanation of j “Bantling” thatsonicchildrenorinfantsare 1 not younger than others? In common i usage an infant or “Bantling" may be an hour or several years old, and in a legal ! sense is an infant until twenty-one years old. Might not, therefore, an infant or “Bantling" two months old. when com pared with one two years old, bo called a “young Bantling" and not be tautology ? Solomon, notwithstanding “hit great trie i turn," had probably better examine j Webster's Dictionary before he undertakes I to criticise or charge “Brother Fanner" | with “/mi/rjoyy," i But his calling the Alpha Farmers' Club ! “ “Bantling,” or as he has it, a ‘young ] child or infant," presupposes that it has a I progenitor. Will he inform the Alpha i (’luh who its jwrent is? Surely it cannot i lie the “Union Bridge Company Wagon." ' j The contrast between the two is certainly I too great for any relationship, j Again, “Brother Fanner" ik charged j with ignorance on account of his idea of i the force and effect of a constitution. Now, “Brother Farmer" doea not elaitu to have the witdom o/Solomon, but agrees however, that a “company wagon" requires no constitution for its government. _ It has been “suggested" that “Brother Farmer” is Captain Jack, or some of his Modoc tribe in the Lava Beds," Ac. and unlesa he comes out, lie (Mr. Shepherd), has fired his lost shot. It certainly can not tic thnt Solomon t ammunition is ex hausted, in so much as he discharged such an immense uuantily of the mental am munition on the surface of the laiva Beds, Possibly if “Captain Jack" would have been visible Solomon would liave saved some of the ammunition which he wasted in the air ; and ns “Brother Farmer." (or “Captain Jack,") is notan aspirant to lit erary fame, nor ever expects to attain to the tr.itdom of Solomon, he respectfully asks to be excused for concealing his true name. But it is fully expected, if the ammunition be not nil spent, that Solomon will reload, prime and fire again. Brother Farmer. Finkthurg, June Kith, IX7-i. Bass Fishing on the Potomac.— j Bass fishing is becoming a very popular source of amusement. List week one day ! Col. Chas. K. Trail, of this city, tried his luck at Point of Books, mid wss rewarded with a fine stringof Imas, ofiiis own catch lug, (be largest of which weighed a little over three and a half pounds. On Friday ! Mr. Calvin Fulton and Mr. Charles K. Haller also caught a fine string at the same place, so did Col. Georgn It. Dennis. ' —Frederick Examiner. I _ The Grain Trade in Knouano.— \ Knglish papers of date May 2(i. s)ieak of ! the grain trade us being firm at high rates. Tho weather for the week had been un favorable, both in Kngland and on the Continent. The main reliance ia upon America, both in Kngland and France— the latter having ei)s>rtcd in 1872 until she has a abort supply. The truth is, both Kngland and France are short, and the prospect for a good market for American grain during the next two months is good. The Modoca having been disposed of so far aa actual war in concerned t h Sioux Indians in Minnesota are becoming inter esting. They seem determined to prevent the surveying of the route for the Northern Pacific Railway through their reservation, and as they form a large and warlike tribe, may give much trouble. On Tuesday they attacked a aurveyiug party, but were repulsed by the escort after four of the : Indiana bad been killed It may interest our readers, says the : No* York Kturcu, U> know that Henry I Bcrgli, the celebrated President of the ■ Society for (he Prevention of Cruelty to : Animals, ia strongly iu favor of the whip i plng-peet Ibr human beings. He resided j In Turkey and Russia for some time, and was there told that the man who was once whipped or bastinadoed for a crime randy ever repealed h. Party Strength in Viruini, . intelligent Washington correspond™, seems to be well post,-,! 0 n Virginia ~,r' lies, says that the total volim. .— .g* of that State in 1870 ... a®*, which, following the tirn|s.rti ’a while and black |a.i,ulalions re,, K!t , ti ,T' a guide, it may bo assumed tj lat an- 150,1X11! whites and 1U,C41 hUA* twenty-one years old and upwards, maki!* a while majority of 44,:t!)8. The wh t radical vote including the WrxWZ democratic element winch could not **l low Mr. Greeley, U estimated at ten tW Hand. Making the moat liberal allowance*' the writer docs not think that the ctmaor’ vative majority can fall below tweatv thousand. Mont of the municipal election! held recently in the principal town* 0 f Virginia were carried by the conservative* and the vote in all indicates that their party atrength ia ftdly maintained. The New York Express hope* the pupy. lar vote in that Slate next November on the constitutional amendment of 1867 will he in favor of a return to an appointive judiciary. It thinks that experience since 18415 haa proved the experiment of elect ing judges a failure. Mina -Smalt B. Anthony was convicted on Wednesday, iu tho U. 8. Circuit Court for the Western District of New York fur voting, contrary to law, at the last Py**. dential election, in Rochester, N. Y. Ben. Butler is now formally before the Massachusetts people, Friday, at a dinner, iu Boston, he lustily defended the salary grab, and then “s<|uarcly announced himself a candidate for Governor.” At the late charter election in New Isjndon. Connecticut, the Democrats swept the field and captured tho city govern ment. A good sign. Tho negroes of V irginis are eons iderably riled because the Postmaster General ap pointed the friends of Mosoby to office, and snubbed the “loyal colored men.” The Baltimore and Potomac railroad, it is now announced, will he ready for use the last week in June. Democratic primaries in Dorchester, July 19th, County Convention July 21at Maryland can muster only 1000 uni formed militia. One thousand too many. MAUIUIJ). On the 4th instant, at Keysville, by Rev. Thomas J. Cross, Mr. Amos W. Zontz and Miss Elizabeth Fuss, all of this county. DIED. At Manchester, on Friday, the 13th inst., John G. Geiger. M. D., of eerehro-spinal meningitis, aged 30 years and 1 month. In this city, on the 10th instant, Mar}' K., wife of Jo*. Addison, aged 30 years, 10 months and ti days. On the 14th instant, Claude McCollum, third son of Mary S. and the late Joseph Wall, aged 7 years, 0 months and 28 days. ; NOTICE TO BRIDGE BUILDERS. i OEALKD proposals will be received until IO the 7th ol July, 1873, by the Commission j ers of Carroll county, for building a Wooden 1 Bridge over Pine Creek, on the IMank Hoad. ] said Bridge to be 80 feet in length and 14 feel I wide, to he built in three serrate spans, each j span to have six sleeper* 10X12 inches for the - floor to rest upon, the Hoor to be 21 inches j thick and well spiked down with 6 inch spikes, j The abutments to lie built of large stone with mortar made of good quick lime and sharp | sand, and to rest on a firm foundation, at least | 2 feel below the led of the stream. The two ! piers to lie built on the mudsilljdan, said sills j to be 10x12 inches and 25 feet m length and ( buried 2 feet tinder the led of the stream, on j a firm and solid foundation and fastened with ! large heavy rock and stone. .\ll timber used I in said bridge to Ik* of good whileoak, and said Bridge to I>e 4 feel high above the lied of I the stream. The abutments to be 19 feel long at luitm and 18 feet at top, 5 feet at base and 4$ feet at top, the wing walls to lie 8 feet thick and of sufficient length for an easy grade to the bridge and well Tilled. Each abutment is to have 4 iron rods 11 inches in diameter, fastened to a sill in tho haseof said abutments, said sill to lie Bxl2 inches and 15 feet Iona: each pier to have 4 iron rods also, with wash ers; the hand railing to lie 4x4 inches and 3 feet above the floor; all the stone work to In well pointed down with good material and the whole to be completed in a workmanlike manner. The must Ikj endorsed “Proposals for building a Bridge over Pike j Creek," and directed to said Commissioners. ’ The Proposals will be opened on the Blh day I of July am) the contract entered into. By order of t.'ouimissioncrs. JABKZ A. HI’SII, j June 21-31 Clerk. ; WESTERN MD. RAIL ROAD TIME TABLE Between BALTIMORE and FREDERICK To (jo into effect Wednesday, June W, 187 J. EASTWARD. Htations. Distance Frederick, Leave ISO A. 31. Harmony Drove, H H.Vj - Georgetown. 7 7.09 M Woodsboni'. It 7.19 " New Midway, 12 7.22 “ Fred. Junction. 17 7JXi “ Union Bridge, 20.9 7.4.-, ;• New Windsor, -JbJS tMM •* Westminster, 22.0 h.ih *• Tank, 4UJI 5.401h** ll w ** l j Pass Freight K. KeUUrstuwn, 46.9 tt.OU Relay. AlJl Arrive 9.4.% “ Baltimore. (*:i Arrive to. 1% - This train will meet Way Freight West at Owning's Mills at 9.12. WESTWARD. Htatioxs. Distance. Baltimore, Isravo ..ao P. M. Relay, 7 0.10 ” tik-mi Munis, 32.2 0.4 s •* Fiuksburg. 21.0 ttjiit “ Tank. >. 7.lft “ Westminster, a%.7 7.2% •• New Windsor, 43. 7.42 •* i Union Bridge, 47.4 7J5 “ Fred. Junction MJi s.u> “■ New Midway. .V,.n s.m Woodsboro'. i 7.3 s.l - i Dyurgetowu. 6U 8,27 “ 1 llannony tiro. £%.:! H. 37 *• ! Kr ':V* r i lk -, Arrive H. 40 •• This Train must run cnrefUlly, keeping a Kharn 1 lookout for liugerstuwn Kxpress. JOHN T. KIDNEY, ' iadv ra. . , .Drnera) Huperiutendent, JOHN 1 ( <\ BIX, I I'.tin llmiw. Jum-2 Notice to Stockholders. NOTICE is hereby given, that there will lie a meeting of the Stockholders of the ■ i Calvert College Educational Society of Car- I roll county, at New Windsor, Md., on Wed i next ho/, July JOth, la-tween toe hours of one ; 1 “• fur o'clock, p. m., for the punmse of ' ! holding the annual election for seven Trustees. ! By order of the Hoard, I JOB HIBBEHD, President. 1 Elba sax Stuiffek, Secretary. . j New Windsor, june 1 tt, 1878. ju2l-4t ’i WHITE mul LACE UOOIM. A C ul ! “" rtu,( "> t of Whit® Swiaa, Cam - tmc. Victoria lawn,, Valeu- I cmc laces. Edgings ami Embroideries, also uiropure Locm, l.anm Uce PrinU, laiiua Ie Sacques, and other fine good,, imt re ' ceived and for rale very cheap for cash, at 1 J. YINOLINO ft BHO B. June 21-“ in LOST OR STOLEN ON Sunday last, a iieuslon certificate fur .’, w .• 1 , . ,1e10 • ,1,h,, Houck, a soldier !01 10l i-14. All peraun, are cautioned against 11 negotiating the same, as payment of the certi . ! heat* has been stopped at the U. 8. Treasure, Baltimore. The bolder will confer a favor by returning it to . . D. W. HOUCK, - June n-at llouclisviilr. FOHBALK A Second hand World Uoa)>er owl Mower combined, in good order, foe $75; also j a second-hand Hubbard Mower m good order. 1 low for cash. > i . WAGONER 4 MATTHEWS. June 21-2 w FOR SALE i A McCormick Reaper, iu ; j -AJL gaud order. Will be sold a barjpUn. I Apply to GRANVILLE WILSON, June 21-St* ~V Wprtmiwtcr,

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