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VOL. 73-NO. 49 ELKTON, MARYLAND, SATURDAY, MARCH 6. 1915 WHOLE NO. 3,741
CIRCUIT COURT HAS BUSY WEEK
The March term of the Cecil Circuit
Court opened on Monday morning with
Chief Judge Albert Constable on the
bench and regular officials in attend
ance. The juries were constituted as
Grand Jury—Lewis T. R. Ward,
Foreman; Robert Ferguson, Richard
11. Baker, Bayard Black, Albert M.
McNamee, John A. Hartenstine, Uuly
ses G. Gillespie, Joseph T. Grove,
Harry R, McCoy, Augustus J. Bouch
elle, Matthias Pierson, James A. Hol
land, John Cooper, Norval C. Brown,
George T. Oliver, James Maxwell,
Roy C. Carpenter, Curtis M. Titter,
Harry L. Bunting, John Potts, W.
Mearns Moore, Stanton Tyson, Roy H.
Petit Jury—Reuben Lake, John C.
Stewart, Reuben Ward, W. Irving
Hill, Chester T. Kimble, John F. Gar
vine, Elwood F. Padley, Frank S.
Clayton, Alfred Davis, James Jami
son, Harry L. Wilson, John A. Craig,
Uric Conner, Samuel J.. Arbuckle,
Charles M. Hitchens, Samuel McKown,
William A. Reeder, William C, Baker,
Norman L. Riggin, Robert B. Foard,
Fred H, Leffler, Joseph T. McKenney,
Oliver P. Haggerty, Robert C. Hop
kins, Harry A. I.ungren. Of the petit
jurors Messrs. W. Irving Hill, Harry
L. Wilson, S, J. Arbuckle, O. P. Hag
erty, R. C. Hopkins and Harry A. Lun
gren were excused.
The Grand Jury was charged briefly
and retired and the call of the dockets
followed. After the noon recess trials
of appeals began. That of Harry Fehr
and Allen Fehr vs. Miller Bullock was
tried before the Court; William T.
Warburlon for the appellants and
James F. Evans and Omar D. Croth
ers for the appellee. The suit arose
over the refusal of the Fehrs to pay
for a number of telephone poles, part
of a lot bought from Bullock on the
ground that they were not of the re
quired standard. The Court found for
the appellant (Bullock) for $9(5.25, the
amount of his claim.
State vs. Tony Haggerty was then
called and its trial before a jury lasted
up to adjournment. Haggerty had
prayed a jury trial when charged be
fore a magistrate kith assault and bat
tery upon his wife. Ethel Haggerty,
at their home on the Archer farm in
Pond’s Neck, First district on Febru
ary 9. Constable for the State; Cro
thers for the defendant. The testi
mony given by the wife and husband
and relatives of the pair showed a
marked lack of harmony between
them. They quarreled on February 9.
The wife swore that her husband
struck her ami bent the frame of her
eyegla; ses. She left her home and
was about to t"ke her infant child with
her when her husband started to take
it to his sister’s house in an adjoining
house. Th-> wife barred his wav at
the door and he caught hold of her
dre-s ami nulled hr aside, but did not
strike her, he swore.
Associate Judge Hopper joined
Chief Judge t onstable on the bench
and Stale vs. nagger iy was resumed,
argued and given to the jury, wno
found a verdict of not guilty.
In the afternoon a jury was sworn
for the trial of the suit of Harry C.
Knopf vs. Herbert ( . Hannegen, to re
cover the value of a horse which was
frightened on the Elkton-C’hesapeake
City road on August 9, last, by the
rapid approach of llannegen’s auto
mobile, and the constant blowing of
the hom, and running ahead of the
car, fell and broke one of its legs when
turning into Knopf’s lane. A veter
inarian pronounced its cure hopeless
and the horse was killed. Coupled
with the suit was an action of replevin
brought by Mrs. Mary E. Poster,
Hannegen’s mother, who claimed to
have bought the ear which Knopf had
attached. Henry L. and W. P. Con
stable appeared for Knopf and Omar
1), Crothers, for Hannegen and Mrs.
Charles Layman, aged 15 years, who
lives with Mr. and Mrs. Knopf, told of
leading the horse with a head halter
from the pasture field on the opposite
side of the road from Mr. Knopf’s
home near Crouch Chapel. A colt ran
ahead and reached the stable before
the accident occurred. Just as the
horse got upon the road the auto came
speeding along from Ell,ton, and Han
uigan began and kept blowing his
horn, and (he horse, breaking away,
ran down the hi I and fell when about
to turn into Knopfs lane. Hannegen
did not stop to see whether the horse
was hurt, Mrs Knopf and Eugene
Pratt testified lo hearing the constant
blowing ol the horn ,uul the former
saw the horse fa l !. She also stated
that the horse was seven years old,
quiet and not afraid of automobiles.
Mr. Knopf tertif’md that when he saw
tlu* horse one leg was dangling and
the veterinarian said its cure was
hopeless. Ihe horse wa sound and
healthy and he valued him at ¥2OO. He
paid (he veterinarian kin. Hannegen
told Mr, 1 unstable in witness* heaving
that he ran and owned the car. Al
fred Taylor testified that Hannegen
fold him at Elkton station early in
September that he was willing to' sell
Mr. Hannegan testified that on Au
gust 9, while running his car from
Elkton to Chesapeake City he saw a
boy cominn- out of a field with two
horses. W hen he reached Crouch
Chapel he was about 100 yards away
from them and blew his horn. The
boy was about five feet in front of the
horses and stepped out of the way
when the car passed him. The horses
had run down the hill, and one of them
fell at Knopf’s lane before the ear
passed them. Witness thought he
CECIL ism WHIG.
was going at about 10 miles an hour.
He was charged before Justice Cam
eron with exceeding the speed limit
and was fined SB. His uncle had ad
vanced the money to buy the car, a
Ford, which he had repaid him, and
he sold it to his mother after the acci
dent for SSO in cast and other con
siderations. Mr. Crothers contended
that the auto could not have been go
ing fast as the horse beat it to the
lane. The jury found for Knopf,
awarding him $2lO damages, and also
that the car was Hannegen’s property.
George Myers, a white man, was
put on trial before a jury on the
charge of larceny of a horse from
Henry C. Cummings, which he hired
on June 7, 1911. His counsel, Mr.
Crothers, as Myers had been tried and
sentenced at Lancaster, Pa., for ob
taining money under false pretenses
from the sale of the horse, entered a
plea of former conviction. The Mate
entered a demurrer lo the plea widen
the Court sustained, holding that lar
ceny of the horse was a separate of
fense for which he had not be-m in
dicted in Pennsylvania. Mr. Cum
mings testified that Myers had p'sod
as a lightning rod agent and asked
him for a good puller for hauling near
Conowingo. He let him have a horse
which he led away. He recovered it
at Quarryvillc, where Myers bad sold
it. Horace Whitman, of Unicorn, Pa ,
where Myers posed as a phosphate
agent, testified that he bought a horse
from him in June, 1911, giving him a
check for $75. which Myers casbe i in
Cuarryville, Whitman going thence
with him to Lancaster. Whitman tes
lilied in Myers’ trial at Lancaster in
191.’ lor false pretenses. Mr. Croth
ers contended that Myers had not been
proved guilty of larceny, as defined by
law, but the jury found him guilty.
In the afternoon the suit of James
McGready of Elkton, against the P.,
B. & W. R. R. for damages for per
sonal injuries, was put on trial before
a jury. Messrs. Clayton and Croth
ers for the plaintiff and Messrs. H. L.
and W. P. Constable and Taylor, of
Baltimore, for the defendant. Mr.
McGready was sworn and told of be
ing thrown from a car from which he
was unloading stone, for the use of
the town, standing on the trestle neai
Elkton station on September 4, last,
when a train of freight cars was shift
ed upon the trestle, one of which
humped the ear in which he was at
work. He was thrown upon the ties
and was hurt on the back of his head,
his back, both shoulders and both
arms, and owing to the effects of the
shock had not been able to work since
Edward Lewis, a carter, Joseph I*.
Pierson, Harry Martin, Frank Sterl
ing, George Crothers and Charles
Jones, linemen, who were nearby,
heard the crash of the cars and saw*
trainmen aiding McGready from the
trestle. Lewis had seen him in the
ear and shouted a warning to a brake
man on the train.
I(r. J. Horace Jenkins treated Mc-
Gready at his office the day after the
accident. He found a contused wound
or bruise on the back of his head and
like wounds on both shoulders and in
the small of his back. He had exam
ined McGready recently and found his
condition progressively downward. It
was a result of the shock, and his
early death was likely. In his opinion
the injury from the wound on his head
and the shock was permanent. He had
been affected with arterio-selerosis or
hardening of the arteries, which
would accelerate the had effects of the
Dr, G. Hampton Richards had also
recently examined McGready and
found his nerves depressed, probably
from a severe shock. The blow that
caused the scar on his head was a vio
lent one, and could have induced his
present condition which was nervous
degeneration. It would never improve
and would likely cause his early death.
He had hardening of the arteries, be
ginning probably ten years ago, which
would tend to weaken his system and
with excessive use of liquor could
have caused his present condition.
Trial of McGready vs. the P., B. &
W. R. R. was resumed. Dr. W. D.
Cawley, who had examined McGready
on February 24, agreed mainly with
Drs. Jenkins and Richards, but did
not think hardening of the arteries
and heart affection would account for
his present condition, which was prob
ably caused by his injury in the acci
dent. He had found in McGready none
of the effects of alcoholism. Testi
mony for the plaintiff closed.
The conductor, engineer and brake
man of the train were called for the
defendant and testified, all disclaiming
knowledge of McGready’s presence in
the stone ear and stating that all pro
per precautions had been taken in
hacking on the trestle. Brakeman
Scott heard Lewis’ warning shout
when the crash came. Brakeman Ca
plein, who helped McGready from be
neath the car to a seat on the running
board of the trestle. He asked him
what time it was, and McGready pull
ed out his watch and told him. Shortly
afterward he walked along the hoard
and got off the trestle. He found him
partly wedged in the opening of the
car bottom through which the stone
Dr. H. Arthur Mitchell, the com
pany’s physician, testified that he
visited McGready within an hour after
the accident, noted his bruises and did
not think they needed anv special at
tention. He had examined him recent
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PERSONAL AND SOCIAL
Miss Mary Hance entertained a
number of her friends at a luncheon
Wednesday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. Albert Constable.
Miss Emily Frazer was taken to a
Baltimore hospital for hip treatment
this week, and her many friends hope
for her speedy recovery.
Mrs. John McElmoyle and daugh
ter, Miss Jean, were recent Baltimore
Miss Mollie Davis has been visiting
her brother, Mr. Harry M. Davis, at
Ridley Park, Pa.
Mrs. Reginald Constable has been
entertaining Miss Elizabeth Ford, of
Haddonfield, N. J.
Miss Margaret Strickland, who has
been confined to her home for some
time past, with pneumonia, is rapidly
Mrs W. Sterling Evans entertained
the Arts and Crafts Friday afternoon
of last week.
Miss Fannie Foard spent Tuesday
in Philadelphia and attended the Billy
Mrs. Mary McCrea entertained Mr.
and Mrs. Clarence Norris and children
of Winterthur, Del., last Sunday.
Messrs. S. T. Wiley and Richard
Balderston, of Colora, were Elkton
visitors on Monday.
Mr. Clarence Harris, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Samuel Harris, of Bay View, for
merly of near Elkton, and Miss Flora
Williams, of Bay View, were married
Wednesday evening of last week at
Bay View M. P. parsonage by the Rev.
F. M. Clift.
Mrs. Marcus, of Leeds, has been
visiting relatives at Seaford and Kirk
Mrs. Virginia McCabe was a recent
Miss Anna McCarns, of Fair Hill,
and Mr. John W. Richards, of Newark,
were married at the Manse of Head of
Christiana Presbyterian Church, Wed
nesday evening of last week by the
Rev. A. Van Oeveren.
Some members of the Internationa!
Bible class of Elkton M. E. Church
went to Philadelphia on Tuesday, and
heard “Billy” Sunday.
Mrs. Floyd Arnold, of Pleasant Hill
has returned home after a two weeks
visit to Chester, Philadelphia and Ken
nett Square, Pa.
Mrs. Clarence C. Strickland enter
tained at a luncheon on Wednesday.
Mrs. Blaine (i. Hartenstine and
daughter Helen, of Perryville, and
Mrs. Ralph K. Levering, of Roxbor
ough, Pa., were the guests of Mrs.
Joseph H. Perkins during the past
Mrs. William Hughes was the recent
guest of her sister, Mrs. William Yon
ker, at Lewisville.
Mrs. Laura Harris and granddaugh
ter, of Wilmington, spent Saturday
and Sunday with her sister, Mrs Anna
Mrs. Charles Denney has been visit
ing relatives in Philadelphia.
Mrs. Nellie Lewis Bennett, of New
ark. was entertained on Monday by
Mr. and Mrs. Grayson L. Bennett.
The stork, on Wednesday of this
week, visited the home of Mr. and Mrs.
James Powers, of Philadelphia, for
merly of Elkton, leaving them a lovely
Four baseball teams of Delaware
and two of Maryland formed them
selves into the Delaware-Maryland
Baseball League Wednesday evening
in Wilmington, by the election of Ar
thur C.Davies, Wilmington, president;
J. T. M, Grant, Newark, vice-presi
dent; Fred H. Leffler, Elkton, secre
tary, and Arnold C. Cook, Elk Mills,
The teams comprising the League
are the Wilmington and Philadelphia
Traction Company, Parkside, New
Castle, Newark, Elkton and Elk Mills.
The season will open on the first Sat
urday in May and close September 11.
They will play every Saturday and
holiday during that time.
The Pen-Mar Baseball League will
hold its annual meeting and election
of officers next Tuesday evening at
Appleton, in the baseball club room.
All interested are invited to attend
The League heretofore has been
composed of teams from Newark,
Strickersville, Providence, Iron Hill,
Appleton and North East, the officers
being C. A. Short, president, Newark,
Del.; William Hayes, vice-president,
Newark, Del.; J. R. Blackson, secre
tary and treasurer, Appleton.
Thomas Lindell Found
Thomas Lindell, Jr., the 16 year old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lindell,
of near Elkton, who mysteriously dis
appeared Saturday night, December 11,
was found Thursday of this week on a
farm near Perrymans, Harford county,
by his father and a detective, and re
lumed to Elkton 01 the 2:27 train. Mr.
Lindell and the detective, who had
been at work on the case, were noti
fied that a young man, answering
I.indell’s description was working
near Perrymans, and upon investiga
tion it, was found that he was working
for E. W. Stockeham, under the as
sumed name of Thomas Jones. Young
Lindell at first objected to coming
home, saying he had left home to
make his own way in the world. His
relatives and friends have been great
ly worried since his disappearance,
thinking he had probably met with
foul play as no clue as to his where
abouts could be found. He states that
when he left home he walked to North
East and boarded a train for Perry
George T. Bouchelle.
Mr. George T. Bouchelle, a well
known and respected citizen of North
East, died Thursday morning after a
long illness, of stomach trouble, aged
51 years. He was a member of Shaw
nah Tribe of Red Men, treasurer of
the order and leader of the band;
also a member of the North East
Lodge of Odd Fellows and treasurer
of the order, and a member of Wash
ington Camp, P. O. S. of A.
The funeral will be held tomorrow,
Sunday afternoon, at one o’clock, with
services at his late residence and in
terment in North East Cemetery.
Samuel B. Crothers.
Mr. Samuel B. Crothers died Mon
day at his home near Grenhurst, after
one week’s illness of pneumonia, aged
73 years. He was born and spent all
his life near Greenhurst and died on
the old homestead farm. The deceased
was a Civil War veteran. He is sur
vived by one son, Lewis Crothers, of
The funeral was held Thursday af
ternoon, with services at his late home
at 1:30 o’clock, and interment at Rose
bank Cemetery, Calvert.
Oscar P. Fowler.
Mr. Oscar P. Fowler died last Sun
day at his home on Main street, after
an illness of cancer, aged 79 years. He
was a Civil War veteran and" a native
of Cecil county, where he spent the
greater part of his life. He is sur
vived by his widow and the following
children. James B .f owler, of Phila
delphia; Mrs, Mattie Mahoney, of
Chester, Pa.; Mrs. Mahlon Stanley,
Mrs, Henry Poole, Mrs. Walter Pryor,
William H., John C. and Oscar C. Fow--
ler, all of Elkton.
The funeral was held Wednesday
morning with interment at Elkton
Mrs. Jesse Janney.
Mrs. Sarah Janney, widow of Jesse
Janney, died Wednesday of last v.'eek
at her late home at Oxford, Pa., of
paralysis, aged 73 years. The deceas
ed is survived by the following child
ren: Mrs, Esther Harrington, of Elk
ton; Samuel Janney, of Bay View;
Mrs. Mary Kepler, of Cream; Mrs.
Sarah Denver, Misses Rebecca and
Margaret Janney, at home.
The funeral was held la-t Sunday
with services at her late home and
interment at Bay View Cemetery.
Robert T. Layfield,
Robert T, Layfield, -on of Mr. and
Mrs. Walter A. Layfield, of Wilming
ton, who had been fighting for life
since last October, when he received a
fatal injury to his spinal column, while
playing quarterback on Johns Hop
kins football team, died Tuesday morn
ing, aged 19 years and 10 months.
People all over the country had be
come interested in the youth, having
read of his heroic battle for life, and
they along with his many friends join
with his bereaved narents in mourn
ing his sad and untimely death.
His funeral was held Thursday af
ternoon with interment at Wilmington I
and Brandywine Cemetery.
Mrs. Amanda Murray.
Mrs. Amanda M. C. Murray died
Monday at the home of her brother,
James Vansant, at Sylmar, after a
long illness of cancer, aged 81 years.
The funeral was held Thursday,
with services at the home of Mr. Van
sant. and interment at Penn Hill
County Agent Marsh Opens Work
The Maryland Agrieultoral College
will send an expert horticulturist to
conduct pruning and spraying demon
strations in co-operation with the
county agent in Cecil county.
M. G. F. Marsh, the county agent,
would like to arrange about ten dem
onstrations in different parts of the
county so located that two demon
strations could be given each day.
Farmers who wish to take advan
tage of this opportunity to have de
monstrations held in their orchards,
are requested to write to G. F, Marsh,
county agent, Elkton, or what would
be betted, call on him at the School
Commissioners’ office in the Court
There are, no doubt, a large num
ber of home orchards in the county
that by a small expenditure of time
and money could be made much more
These demonstrations will give an
opportunity to obtain expert instruc
tion in this work and wi'l also pro
vide an object lesson In the farmer’s
own orchard of just ho wthe work
should be done.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel
Smith at Andora, was the scene of an
old-fashioned quilting party last Sat
urday night. With nimble fingers
two quilts were completed as the
clock tolled the hour of midnight. At
10 o’clock the guests wore invited to
the dining-room where refreshments
were served in abundance. Those pres
ent were Mrs. James Cox, of West
Chester; Mrs. Harry Ewing, of Phila
delphia; Mrs. Elmer Janney, Mrs.
Charles McCauley, Mrs. Robert Mc-
Cleary, Mrs. William McAllister, Mrs.
William Hill. Mrs. Daniel Arbuckle,
Mrs. Henry McFadden, Mrs. George
Gallagher, Mrs. Charles Spratt. Mrs.
Ernest Brown, Mrs. Martha Drum
mond, Mrs, George McKenzie, Mrs.
Samuel Smith. Mrs. Ernest Jannev,
Misses Lottie McAllister. Zelma Hill,
Mayme and Florence McKenzie. Clara
McFadden; Messrs. Ernest Brown,
Ernest Janney, Samuel Smith. Geo
Gallagher and George McKenzie
LOCAL HAPPENINGS Of A WEEK
Union, Zion and Ebenezer M. E.
Chinches (Zicn Circuit) have invited
their pastor, the Rev. Wilmer Jaggard
to return for anothe) Conference year.
Mrs. Philena Houpt, of Pilottown,
has been granted a divorce from her
husband, James Houpt, of Glen Riddle,
Pa., through her counsel, Henry M.
McCullough, Esq., of Elkton.
Conductors William Cummings and
William Jefferis, of the Central Divi
sion of the Penna. R. R. have reached
the age limit and were put on the re
tired list the first of this month.
Walter Cadogen, indicted for the
murder of Elizabeth Cadogen, in Bal
timore city, last July, will be brought
to Elkton for trial. The papers cer
tifying the removal have been received
but no date has been set for the trial.
The Haines properties on North
street, Elkton, which were offered at
public sale, Wednesday morning, were
withdrawn, and are held at private
sale by Warren J. Haines, agent.
Elkton Town Council is in receipt
of a letter from Chairman Weller, of
the State Roads Commission, stating
that the Commission will build a per
manent road from Red Mill to the
Landing Lane, and from Gilpin’s
bridge to the thickly inhabited sec
tion of North street.
_ Rev. Mr. Montgomery, of Princeton,
N. J., occupied the pulpit of Zion Pres
byterian Church, last Sunday.
Perkins & Perkins, of Elkton, man
ufacturers of fruit juices, will enlarge
their plant. The new building is to be
48 feet by 24 feet.
Degrees were conferred upon 26
new members of Pontiac Tribe, No.
138, I. O. R. M., of Cecilton, Monday
evening. The Adoption degree was
given by Little Elk Tribe, of Cherry
Hill, and the Warrior’s degree by
Mattahoon Tribe, of Elkton. After
the degree work the warriors enjoyed
a poultry and oyster supper.
S. M. Welsh, of Bay View, has been
elected a delegate to the M. P. confer
ence to be held next Month.
The congregations of Leeds M. P.
Church and Moore’s Chapel have un
animously invited their pastor. Rev.
T. C. Jones, to return for another year.
_ Southbound train No. 91, passing
North East station at 9:36 p. m., has
been made a flag stop at that station.
134 persons profes.ed conversion at
Middletown during the recent revivals
William K. Logan, for some time
past district manager of the Bell
Telephone Company of Cecil county,
with headquarters at Elkton, has re
signed and will engage in business.
200 marriage licenses were issued
at the t iork’s Office /n Elkton during
the month of February.
A call has been extended to Rev.
William Pugh, of Philadelphia, to be
come pastor of Zion and Rock Pres
j H. Wirt Bouchelle, formerly rural
j mail carrier of Route No. :i, from
! Elkton postoffice, who has been ap
i pointed first Assistant postmaster at
I E'kton, succeeding the late Calvin I).
Strickland, entered upon his new dut
ies Monday morning.
Howard 1 leaver, or 1. nion, who was
appointed rural carrier for Route No.
5, from Elkton postoffice, took up his
work on Monday of this week.
At a meeting of Elkton Grange Sat
urday afternoon last, a committee
composed of Henry M. McCullough,
John T. Moore and William A. War
rington was appointed to study the
feasibility of a corn growing contest
and report at the next meeting, Satur
day afternoon, March 13.
A “Shamrock Tea” will be held in
Elkton M. E. Church Wednesday even
ing, March 17, by the Epworth
League. Admission, including lunch
eon, 15 cents. Ice cream and cake for
sale. Proceeds for benevolent pur
poses. Public cordially invited.
An important meeting of the teach
ers and pupils of Crouch Chapel Sun
day school is called tomorrow, Sunday
afternoon, at 2:30 o’clock. A full at
tendance is desired.
The Ladies’ Auxiliary Committee
of Union Hospital will hold a bake
this Saturday afternoon in Thomas R.
Freeman’s store, on Main street, Elk
ton, at 2 o’clock. Contributions of
cake, candy, bread and pies are solicit
Rev. Sewell S. Hepburn, Dean of
Northern Convocation of Diocese of
Easton, will preach at the Tuesday
evening Lenten service in Trinity
Church next week, March 9. Lenten
services weekly, on Tuesdays and Fri
days at 7:30 p. m. On Wednesdays
and Thursdays at 4:15 p, m. Sunday
services at 11 a. m„ and 7:30 p. ni. A
cordial invitation is extended to all.
The New Century Club of Newark,
Del., had charge of Tuesday’s meeting
of the Woman’s Club of Elkton, and
rendered a delightful program. Re
freshments were served by the local
committee in charge of the Club Hos
tess, Mrs. Omar D. Crothers.
The March meeting of the Elkton
Improvement Association will be held
.a Council Hall, on North street, next
Monday evening, at 8 o’clock.
The students of the Cecil County
High School are preparing to give an
entertainment on the evenings of
April 15 and 16.
Ninety-six of the actions brought
against the Baltimore and Ohio Rail
road for alleged damage to property
of residents of Port Deposit by high
water in the Susquehanna river in
1910, said to have been caused by con
struction of the now railroad, have
been dismissed by the plaintiffs. 95 of
these cases were originally brought in
Cecil county and were removed to the
Circuit Court for Talbot county. Costs
amounting to more than SI2OO attach
to these cases and the railroad com
pany expects these to be paid by the
The Fellowship Bible class of Elk
ton M. E. Church will hold a bake in
Miss Lydia Reynolds’ store next Sat
urday afternoon. Members of the
class are asked to contribute articles
Messrs. Woodrow and James, of
Rising Sun, have gone to Virginia for
a car load of horses.
Services tomorrow, Sunday, in Elk
ton Presbyterian Church at 10:30 a.
m. and 7:30 p. m. The Sacrament of
the Lord’s Supper and Reception of
members at the morning worship. The
Pastor’s evening topic will be “Christ’s
Supreme Service and Ours.” Adult
Bible classes and Sunday school at
noon. Young People’s meeting at 6:45
p. m. Special music. All are cordial
The Ladies’ Aid of Hart’s M. E.
Church will hold a “sock social” at the
parsonage in Elk Neck, on Thursday
evening next. Public invited.
Frank McKinney, of near Zion, lost
a valuable horse last week.
Calvert Epworth League will hold
a social in Rosebank Hall, Wednesday
evening, March 17.
The meeting of the Farmers’ Busi
ness and Civil Association was held in
Calvert Agricultural High School last
Saturday afternoon and was called to
order by President Elwood Balderston.
Election of officers resulted in the old
board being re-elected: Elwood Bald
erston. president; J. J. Hanna, secre
tary; S. G. England, treasurer; Chas.
McKinney, J. B. Fassitt, J. E. Croth
ers. Webster White, A. Mendenhall
and Canby Balderston, directors.
The Ladies’ Aid of the Elk Mills
' M. E. Church will hold an oyster sup
! per for the benefit of the church and
j Sunday school, in Carter’s Hall, the
12th and 13th.
j The regular meetings of the County
I Commissioners, Orphans’ Court and
! School Commissioners will be held at
Elkton, next Tuesday.
High prices ruled at James H. Max
well’s cash sale near Rising Sun, on
Monday, March 1. Horses sold from
$75 to sliB, cows, fresh last fall from
SSO to S7O; heifers, S2O to $36; bull,
$66. Implements sold up good; corn,
$1.14 a barrel; potatoes, 65c a bushel,
sale amounted to SB6O. Good prices
and a large crowd made things lively
t at E. Atwood Jamison’s cash sale near
Rising Sun on Tuesday, March 2.
Horses sold for $136 to $164 a head;
I eight months old colt, $53; Registered
j cows with calves at their sides. $147.50
j to S2OO apiece; grade cows, $65 to s9l
I head; heifers, S2O to $35 a head,
j Farm implements sold up good. Sale
amounted to $2,000. Hindman was the
j Delbert Nabb, the young man of
I the First district, who was seriously
injured, as noted in last week’s issue,
j is improving.
Stewart C. Strickland, formerly of
Providence, hut now of Wilmington,
who for some time past has been ad
vertising manager of “The Evening
Journal,” has resigned and will take
charge of the advertising and public
ity department of Miller Brothers Co.
Mr. Strickland is a graduate of the
Cecil County High School.
At a recent meeting of farmers of
the Colora section, it was decided to
demand $12.50 per ton for sugar corn
for canneries during the coming can
The annual town election was held
at Middletown last Monday, when
three members of the Board of Town
Commissioners, a treasurer, assessor
and alderman were elected, as follows:
Dr. E. G. Clark, Walter W. Allen and
Charles Jones members of the Board
of Town Commissioners, John S.
Crouch, treasurer, Sewell S. Holton,
assessor, and Alfred G. Cox, alderman.
Singerly Fire Company, of Elkton,
was called .out about 8 o’clock Mon
day to the Powers Foundry Com
pany’s plant, but the fire in the cu
pola had been gotten under control
by a bucket brigade and there was
practicaly nothing damaged.
Collector of Customs Ryan has im
posed fines amounting to $4,030 on
vessel owners that ply the Chesapeake
bay and tributaries for violating the
Elkton M. E. Church, tomorrow,
Sunday,at 10:30 a. m. Holy Com
munion, with sermonette on “Loyalty”.
Evening at 7:30. Special music and
sermon on “Solomon’s Song and His
Banner of Love.” By the volunteered
advice of many members of the
church, it is decided to close, for the
present, the meetings being held in
West End chapel. This evening. Mar.
5, will be the last meeting till further
notice. Sunday school and Fellowship
Bible class at 2 p. m.
Theodore Gun Club will hold a shoot
at Theodore, this Saturday afternoon,
commencing at 1 o’clock. Prizes and
sweepstakes to suit shooters.
It is said that there are more can
vasback and other ducks on the Sus
quehanna flats than there has been at
any one time within the past twenty
The new Rising Sun Gun Club will
hold a shoot at Rising Sun, March 17,
at 1 p. in. There will be several events
and handicap given the inexperienced
shooter so that every shooter will have
a chance to receive a prize. Every
body invited. A large attendance is