"Published every Saturday by Jacob T. C. MILLER, Middletown, Md."
Edited by MILLER & WALKER (Joseph W., printer/co-editor of earlier issues.
This 4-page issue also has a larger format than extant earlier issues, about 12 by 19 inches.)
In accordance with "An Act for the relief of sundry insolvent debtors," passed at the November legislature session, and supplements, several legal advertisements appeared applying to John KARN, Jacob GROSS, Henry SNURR, Sr. and Henry THOMPSON. Each individual had attached a schedule of his property and creditors to his petition, satisfied the judge he had resided in Maryland the previous two years, was certified as being under arrest by John W. HERBERT, constable of Frederick County, executed a deed for all his property ("The necessary wearing apparel and bedding of himself and his family excepted."), and arranged to have a copy of the petition published in a Frederick County newspaper for three months successively before the 4th Monday of October to give his creditors notice to appear at that time. The petitions were signed by John HARRITT, justice of the county Orphans' Court, and certified as a true copy by Henry SCHLEY, clerk, 15 Jul 1842 (THOMPSON'S, 21 Jul ). [A "July 21-3m" which followed probably indicated the date the item first appeared in the newspaper and alerted them to the need to print it three successive months.] A petition for Peter WILE was the same except Constable Mahlon RHODRICK certified he was under arrest, the Judge signed the order 19 May 1842, and the newspaper added "July 2-3m."
- Doctor CREAGER resumed practice of medicine in Middletown, in his same office opposite James STEVENS' Hotel. "His charges shall be moderate." - 12 Mar 1842. - David LOHR, near Wolfsville, offered locust and walnut posts and chestnut rails for sale. - Calvin PAGE, Eagle Foundry, near the Market Street Bridge, Frederick, advertised mould boards, bark mills, plaster breakers, iron and brass castings, horse powers and threshing machines, and repairs to all kinds of machinery. He would take all kinds of metals in exchange for his work. - F. W. PAMPEL also offered horsepower and thrashing machines "at his old stand, a few doors west of the jail, in Frederick." He included testimonies from satisfied customers Enos HEDGES, David O., THOMAS and Edward SCHLEY. - William H. CREAGER, Middletown, announced he had become county agent for DAVENPORT 's Horse Power Thrashing and Winnowing Machine ("unequaled" he declared). With four horses and seven hands, it could thrash, clean bag for the mill, without any loss of grain, as much wheat as six horses and 13 men in the same time--210 bushels of wheat or 400 of oats per day. He listed other merits and references by Henry YOUNG, Sr. and Jr., Hezekiah YOUNG and Hezekiah MAGRUDER.
- Willaim METZ, Esq., to Mrs. Susan KNAUFF of Frederick City, by the Rev. Mr. HOWE, Sunday evening last, in Frederick.
- Mr. Ezra SMITH in the vicinity of Frederick. "It is but a few weeks since we had to record the death of both his wife and his wife's sister." - Mrs. Catherine, consort of Dr. RITCHIE, Frederick, Wednesday evening last. - Miss Barbara RHODES, 22, Frederick, "Wednesday, the 31st ultimo."
- Solomon GILBERT offered a $20 reward for the arrest of the thief and return of his sorrel horse stolen from the pasture of Mr. William SLIFER near Middletown on 13 Sep.; $10 for return of the horse alone. - "Truxilio" controversially responded to an article in the previous week's paper signed "Lloyd HERRING," offended at the language directed at him. - A. B. SANDS & Co., N. Y., druggists and chemists, advertised the effectiveness of their $1 bottles of sarsaparilla, including lengthy testimonial letters. - Trustees' Sale - Thomas HORINE and Daniel MAIN announced the sale on Saturday 29 Oct., of the real estate of Tobias HORINE, Sr., died, in Middletown Valley, about six miles from Middletown, adjoining the lands of Jacob THOMAS. It included 104 acres, 60 of which are timbered,, a large two-story stone house, a large Switzer barn, a spring house and "other necessary out houses." There were seven fields and an apple tree orchard. Also an adjoining weather boarded house and two acres of meadowland with a stable and a spring house "with a never failing spring of water." - THOMAS & BOWLUS announced their return from Baltimore with a new supply of fall and winter goods, including dry goods, groceries, medicines, hardware, books, stationary, etc. In a separate ad they announced the sale of the valedictory sermon of the Rev. J. C. BUCHER before the German Reformed Congregation of Middletown at 12 1/2 cents a copy. Another of their ads offered Dr. WEAVER's worm tea and salve--"a celebrated remedy to destroy worms." - John H. SPOHN, "having removed to Middletown," offered his tailoring services for "coats, cloaks, bangups, etc." His shop was one door west of THOMAS & BOWLUS, formerly that store's "ware-room." - John M'DERMOT, stone cutter, offered Maryland marble tombstones for sale at his shop near Market-House in Frederick. - Henry A. SHERMAN cautioned against purchasing a note of his for $162 and some cents payable to David BEALER "as I have nearly satisfied" it. - Edward EADER, "rough carpenter," near Middletown, "continues to put up buildings as well and as cheap as can be done," and post and rail fencing. - Jacob WISE had 100,000 prime brick for sale. - Joseph POWERS offered to purchase "peafowl feathers." - George A. ROELKEY announced the opening of a boot and shoe store in the house in Middletown formerly occupied by Henry HERRING as a post office. - Philip H. THOMAS, saddle, bridle and harness maker, reminded readers that he continued business two doors east of NEFF's store, nearly opposite Mr. APPLEMAN's tan yard. - Isaac H. ALLEN, Middletown, offered for sale a "very fine" four-year old mare, a "superior" cow "without a fault," and a "first-rate" single barreled shot gun--all "cheap." - Agents for the Catoctin Enterprise: Mr. John MAGRUDER, Hagerstown; Jonathan KELLER, Esq., Boonsboro; Maj. John KELLER, Burkettsville; and Dr. Jacob COBLENTZ, Dayton, Ohio. - Geo. BETEBENNER informed the public that he was appointed a constable by the last Levy Court of Frederick County. - L. A. BRENGLE, Frederick, advertised receipt of a large shipment of boots, shoes, hats and caps. - Wm. T. BAILEY continues his house and sign painting business. "All orders left at the hotel of Mrs. E. TITLOW, shall be immediately attended to." - Lewis WELKER established a corn broom factory in Middletown, one door east of NEFF's store. - "Sheriffalty:" Offering themselves as candidates for sheriff were Ezra DADISMAN, George RICE, Chas. WORTHINGTON of J., Adam CUSTARD, Abner CAMPBELL, Joshua DILL and Zachariah T. WINDSOR. - Dr. Franklin J. SMITH offered his services to citizens of Jefferson and vicinity in the theory and practice of Drs. THOMPSON & HOWARD--discarding use of mercury and minerals for botanic medicine. - Political Nominees. For the House of Delegates: WHIG--Davis RICHARDSON, Francis BRENGLE, William LYNCH, Thomas W. JOHNSON, David W. NAIL; DEMOCRATIC--James J. MC KEEHAN, Roderick DORSEY, Thomas CRAMPIEN, Cornelius STALEY, Isaac BROWER. For Levy Court for Emmittsburg, Creagerstown, Woodsborough WHIG--David DEVILBISS, Martin EICHELBERGER, Michael SLUSS; DEMOCRATIC--Francis SHAW, Elias LILLY; for Hauvers, Middletown, Jefferson, Petersville: William D. BROWN, Michael MC CARTNEY, Lewis EASTERDAY and for Frederick, Liberty, New-Market, Buckeye-town: WHIG--Valentine ADAMS, Stuart D. WARFIELD, Daniel DUVALL, John LEASE. - Jacob T. C. MILLER, publisher and editor of the Catoctin Enterprise, announced "in compliance with 'Many Voters' of Election District composed of Hauvers, Middletown, Jefferson, and Petersville, I have consented to become a candidate for the Levy Court in the election scheduled for Wed. 5 Oct." Wm. GROVE had an ad offering himself as Levy Court candidate too. A news item said Daniel S. BISER, Esq., was nominated by Democrats to replace Frederick DORSEY, Esq., for the next legislative election. - Publisher/editor MILLER offered a "first rate one horse barouche" for hire, in a front page advertisement.
- "Death of Mrs. Tyler. We learn from our exchanges the demise of the wife of President Tyler," 10 Sep. - The Mohawk Invincibles from Frederick City under Captain SCHLEY visited Hagerstown, received by the Union Rifleman under Captain HARA. On returning they marched through Middletown. "Our own company, the 'Rangers,' also turned out the same day" for a parade.
- A. W. DEVILBISS' barn was fired and consumed to the ground, by a small negro girl, aged about 11 years, residing about two miles and a half from Liberty, on Monday, the 3d inst. The barn contained about 4 or 5 hundred bushels of wheat, together with ten tons of hay, a quantity of oats, harness, etc. The loss is estimated at $2,000."
say the N. Y. papers, still continues unabated. Boats are daily leaving Cincinnati for St. Louis, Galena, etc., most of which contain emigrants, chiefly Germans, going to the west." The entire page four was devoted to a statement of receipts and expenditures of the Levy Court for the past year. Returns were shown for each election district. The 3rd district recorded receipts of $5,153.74 and 1/4 and expenses of $1,877, the largest outlay being for repair of bridges and roads.