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1889. From 1885 to 1893 he was a Democrat, but never a
candidate of that party for office. In 1893 he became a
Republican, and was elected on that ticket as a member of
the House of Delegates, serving ou some of its most
important committees. He is at present one of the exam-
iners of the Circuit Court for Charles county. He was the
mover of the resolution to print the Maryland Manual of
1899 and 1900; and served on most of the important com-
mittees of the House of 1898. Mr. Walbach was married
in 1892 to Miss Eleanor Walbach, of Baltimore. In
religion Mr. Walbach is a Catholic.
SPEARMAN S. LANCASTER, Republican.
Mr. Lancaster resides at Rock Point. He is 40 years of
age, and has been largely engaged in oyster enterprises, as
well as agricultural pursuits. He was an active Democrat
up to 1893. In 1894 he joined forces with the local Repub-
lican managers, and has since actively worked for the
success of that organization. He was appointed commander
of the oyster police boat Bessie Jones two years ago, and
still holds that position.'
DORCHESTER COUNTY— Three Members.
BENJAMIN J. LINTHICUM, Democrat.
Mr. Linthicum resides at Church Creek, where he has
extensive business interests. He was a member of the
House of Delegates in 1898, and conducted himself with
entire satisfaction to his party. He was largely instru-
mental in killing that provision of the assessment law
which required an assessment of personal property every
two years. He is thoroughly conservative and considers all
questions before acting. He was a member of the Printing
Committee of 1898.
FRANCIS P. CORKRAN, Democrat.
Mr. Corkran conducts a general merchandise business at
Williamsburg and is a representative citizen. He has never
held public office and has never been an aspirant for place.
He has accumulated considerable property.
JOSEPH B. ANDREWS, Republican.
Mr. Andrews resides in Hurlock, a thriving town at the
junction of the Baltimore, Chesapeake and Atlantic Bail-