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TOWSONTOWN. Md. Saturday, December 18, 1886. I.ONGNECKER BROS., Editors and Propr’s. Jt 1.50 per annum—in advance. Postage pre p.i d. So subscription taken for lest than tlx months. LOCAL ITEMS. DEPARTURE OP TRAINS. Leave Towsontown for Delta and intermediate stations at 7.17 and 8.29 a. in., and 4.32 p. to.; for Belair, at 9.54 a. m., and 5.55 p. m.; for Loch Raven, at 10.43 a. m., and 2.5 S and 6.57 p. m. Leave Towsontown for Baltimore and interme diate stations at 8.00, 9.04, 11.19 a. m., and 1.05, 3.34, 4.41, 5.29 and 7.34 p. m. SUNDAY TRAINS. Leave Towsontown for Delta and intermediate stations at 9.49 a. m., and 3.30 p. m. For Loch Raven at 6.57 p. m. Leave Towsontown for Baltimore and interme diate stations at 9.28 a. m., and 5.24, 7.34 p. m. Religious Notices. Towsontown M. E. Church. —Preaching to-mor row (Sunday), at 11 a. m. and 7i p. m., by the pastor, Rev. Watson Case. _ Prayer meeting on Wednesday evening, at i-V o’clock, and class meetings on Thursday, at 3 p. in., and Friday evening, at 7£ o’clock. Trinity P. E. Church, Towsontown. —Preaching Sunday by the rector, Rev. W. 11. 11. Powers, at 11 a. in. and 8 p. m. Friday—Evening Prayer at 6.00 p. m. There will be preaching at Lutherville, by Rev. W. H. H. Powers, in the Public Ilall, every Sun day afternoon, at 3i o’clock. Satcr’s Baptist Church.— Preaching every Sun day bv tho pastor, Key. W. J. Nicoll, at Saters Baptist Church, at 11 a. m., and at Pikesville Bap tist Church at 4 p. m. Eutaw M. P. Church, Harford Road.— Preach ing every Sunday, by the pastor, Rev. J. M. Gill, at 11 a. m. All invited. j£ rs . Augusta Smith, postmistress at Costa, Baltimore county, has resigned. George M. Ruhl has been appointed post master at Mount Winans, Baltimore county. the Towson Guards will be ready in a few days. The Union may be found on the files of the Exchange Reading Rooms, Second street, Balti more. _ , Rev. W. 11. Miller, of Bryn Mawr, Pa., has been called to the pastorate of Boundary Avenue Presbyterian Church. . .Brent M. M. Reed, of Arlington, Baltimore county, has obtained a patent for a metalic time card for letter-boxes. The public schools of the county will close Friday, December 24th, and remain closed until Monday, January 3d, 1887. ....... The next issue of The Union will be dated on Christmas day, and with it ends the thirty seventh volume of the paper. The colored public school in this place now has upwards of one hundred scholars, a larger number than it ever had before. , The Maryland Central Railroad authori ties have established a telegraph office at Loch Raven, and Mr. Culver is in charge. James Brennan, employed in Weems Bros. factory, Homestead, had his right hand badly in jured by a circular saw on Monday. The friends of Col. Harry Gilmor have so far raised SSOO towards the erection of a monument over his grave in Loudon Park Cemetery. Several thousand dollars of city paper was offered for discount at our bank last week, but very little of it could be handled because of the laok of funds. Mrs. Elijah Stansbury, of Lavender Hill, Harford road, is spending some time with friends in Washington, accompanied by her niece, Miss Alice Denver. „ _ _ , A few days ago a member of Mr. D. Bosley Merryman’s family lost a valuable gold watch and chain in the city, but was fortunate enough to recover it afterwards. A burglar got into the residence of Mr. F. G. Addison, on St. Paul street extended, in the Belt, Wednesday night last, and carried off about SSO worth of clothing, Ac. The people who failed to harvest a supply of ice last week may not have another opportunity this winter. Then the I-told-you-so fellows will dance with “ghoulish glee.” Mr. Joshua P. Benson, a respected citizen of Fallston, Maryland Central railroad, died on Thursday of last week, of heart disease and drop sy, in the 70th year of his age. A daily mail has been established between Cockeysville and Shawan, Bth distriot, leaving the first named place each morning at 8.40 and reaching Shawan an hour later. A German named Theodore Krampf, em ployed at Brehm’s brewery, Georgetown, Belair road, dropped dead of heart disease while at work in the ice-house on Friday of last week. Mr. William R. Ilipsley, of the Bth dis trict, who was appointed a storekeeper in the Bal timore Custom House by Collector Groome, as sumed the duties of his office on Thursday. would drink a quantity of Col. Macgill’s Strontia water (a product of Baltimore county), he would be permanently cured of his rheumatism. He should try it by all means. Miss Ida Brown, daughter of Mr. E. F. Brown, of Towsontown, who has been teaching in the Reisterßtown public school for three years, ba9 recently received the appointment of vice-principal of the school, vice Miss Houck, resigned. Mr. John W. Mullinix has been appointed agent of the Maryland Central railroad at Glenarm Station, and not Mr. Richard Mullinix, as incor rectly stated last week. Mr. M. comes from Har ford county and supercedes John D. Weakley. A mortgage, given by the Western Mary land Railroad Company to the city of Baltimore, for $1,800,000, was lately recorded in the Clerk’s office at Towsontown. The paper contained about 7,000 words and the cost of recording was about S2O. Mr. Thomas J. Naughton, a resident of the Bth district and a member of the county fire de partment, was married on Thursday morning last, by the Rev. Father Lenaghan, to Miss Annie M. Fitzgerald, daughter of the late Christian Fitz gerald, of Texas. A sleighing carnival is announced to take place at Belair when there is another good fall of enow. A handsome cutter will be offered as a prize for the most fantastic turnout, with the usual prizes for other teams, from the one-horse to the four-in-hand. Emanuel Wilhelm, who lives near Pot Spring, and who was thought to have been fatally injured, as reported in The Union last week, is now somewhat improved and his physicians, among them Dr. Jas. H. Jarrett, of Towsontown, think he may recover. The Dawn, a paper published in the in terest of the colored people by Rev. E. W. Soott, has nearly one hundred subscribers at Towson town. It is quite an interesting paper and Mr. Scott deserves much credit for the talent he dis plays in conducting it. Mrs. Sallie Emory, widow of the late Arthur Emory, and a sister of the late Judge D. C. 11. Emory, of Lutherville, Baltimore county, died at her residence, Centreville, Md., on the 13th inst., in 72d year of her age. She was highly esteemed and had a large circle of friends. The incorporators of the Deer Creek and Susquehanna R. R. Company give notice that books for receiving subscriptions to the capital stock of the company will be opened in Belair on the 11th of January. The prospects for building this road appear now to be very good. The Messrs. Reekord propose putting in their new steam mill at Belair, roller machinery and purifiers for the manufacture of corn meal by the new process. They say that the improve ments in this machinery have been almost as great as in that for the manufacture of flour. A horse belonging to the Messrs. Ditch, liverymen in the Belt, was stolen from the stable of Mr. Benj. Forwood, on Fifth street, Saturday night last. The horse, in a very jaded condition, was afterwards found by a county policeman in an unoccupied stable on the York road. The Powhatan Manufacturing Company was incorporated last week with a capital stock of $65,000, in shares of SIOO each. Messrs. Geo. S. Campbell and Wm. H. Bayne, of Baltimore county, are among the incorporators. The factory is situated at Powhatan, in the 2d district. Mr. James T. Quinlin, an aotive member of the Dunkard church, has organized a congre gation at his residence in the city and a number of persons have already joined. Within the last two or three years this denomination has grown quite rapidly in Baltimore city and vicinity. Charles Ekas, brother of Augustus Ekas, wheelwright, Towsontown, died at his residence, on Chestnut Ridge, last Tuesday. About fifteen years ago a cancer made its appearance on his face and it was this that caused bis death. Mr. Ekas was a market gardener and successful fruit cul turist. . ... The County Commissioners will settle on their appointments at their last meeting in this year and they will be announced at the first meet ing in January. There are a good many rumors a* to changes in road supervisors, police officers, Ac., but nothing is definitely known as to wbat will be done. . The officers of the Towsontown National Bank are not pleased because the County Com missioners have refused to deposit the county funds in their bank. It is stated that they offered to give the county a bond of $500,000 for the safe keeping of the funds, but that even this did not have the desired effect. The galoot who predicted an “unusually mild” winter got enough of it this week, wo hope. With five days of rain, followed by a driving snow storm and a blizzard that cut like a knife, he ought to have his cup of unhappiness “chock” full. Now let him make some more “predictions” and then go some place and die. Mr. Jacob Green, the well known lime and cement dealer of Baltimore, who has a large circle of relatives and friends in Baltimore county, was taken suddenly and seriously ill on Tuesday night last, but we are glad to say he is now somewhat improved. He is about 66 years of age and has Always been a man of remarkably robust health. Mr. Joseph C. Y. Duncan, of tho Harford road, who had a track horse killed last fall while in transit from Boston to Baltimore by tho Mer chants’ and Miners’ Transportation line, has sued that company for $5,000 damages. Messrs. Rob ertson and Marbury are his cousel and tho suit has been instituted in tho Baltimore City Court. Tho good effects of tho industrial school for oolored men and boys, which was organized in this town about a year ago by Mr. 11. C. Turn bull, Jr., are making themselves apparent. Sev eral colored men learned the art of cane-seating chairs and other useful work and are in a fair way to make good livings for themselves in these occupations. Dr. Charles VV. Baldwin, of Hagerstown, ; who was born and raised in the 11th district of this county, while gunning with a friend a few days ago, mistook him for a rabbit in the bushes, and firing, filled bis shoulder and arm with bird shot. The rabbits must be large up there, or perhaps “Dr. Charlie’s” sight has failed since we used to know him. | Mr. John D. Hammond, whose illness from Bright’s disease was announced in The Union last week, died at his residence, Powhatan, Balti more oounty, on Sunday last, aged 63 years. He was formerly engaged in the harness and trunk manufacturing business in Baltimore, and had a large circle of acquaintances. His wife and six children survive him. Recently two “reliablo” gentlemen, while ducking on Bush River Neck, fired into a flock of ducks and killed two of them and also one snap ping turtle. Whether the turtle was flying with the ducks, or whether one of them was carrying it in his bill, the correspondent does not state. We hope, in tho interest of truth, that the corres pondent is also “reliable.” Rev. J. 11. Manley, who at one time had charge of the colored church in Towsontown, and who will be remembered by our readers, is now at Salisbury, North Carolina. A paper of that place speaks of him in the most complimentary terms and says “ho is a splendid Bpeaker and has a graceful bearing in the pulpit. He is also a sweet solo singer, and is called the Sankey of this conference.” The case of Henry Z. Mast vs. Dr. J. F. H. Gorsuch, a well known physician of the 11th dis trict, occupied the attention of the Circuit Court several days this week. Some time ago Mast broke his arm at the elbow and the bones were set by Dr. Gorsuch. When the arm got well it was stiff at the elbow so that the joint would not move. Mast then brought a suit against the Dr. for al leged malpractice. Verdict for defendant. At the bazar held at the Natatoiium, Bal timore, last week, for the Presbyterian Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, Mrs. D. G. Mclntosh, Mrs. R. R. Boarman and Mrs. Judge Fowler, of Tow sontown, had charge of the flower booth. They were assisted by the Misses Boarman and Mcln tosh and Miss Slingluff, also of this place. The poor of all denominations are treated at this hos pital free of charge. Mr. John A. Dushane, a well known Bal timore merchant, who resides on Roland avenue, in the county, while driving to the city on Wed nesday morning, was thrown from his carriage on Charles street avenue, near Union Station, caused by the breaking of an axle. He fell upon his head and was stunned, but fortunately esoapod serious injury. His daughter, who was with him at the time, was not hurt. The Union's subscribers are coining up very well in answer to bills sent out Dec. 4th, but not so strong as they should. We return thanks to those who have already responded and earn estly request others to do so before the end of the present year. Those subscribers whose papers go outside of the county are notified that unless their accounts are settled by January Ist, 1887, their names will be dropped. Mr. Wm. Wirt Eichelbcrger, son of the late Dr. Lewis Eichelbcrger, of Catonsville, Baltimore county, died suddenly of paralysis, at Portland, Maine, last Sunday. He read law with Hon. J. Morrison Harris, in Baltimore, and after practic ing for some time gave up the profession and en tered the U. S. Signal Service, in which he was engaged at the time of his death. He was 34 years of age and leaves a wife nnd five children. One of The Union’s Baltimore subscribers sends us the following message on a postal: “When (as to day) your collector calls for the annual subscription to that turkey; is tendered a five dollar note, receipts the bill, looks in his pockets and, finding he has not the change, leaves saying he will call again, don’t you think you had better sot your rabbit-traps ?” As the prospects for that turkey are not particularly cheering just now, we thank our friend for his suggestion and will see about the traps. The Towsontown bachelor lawyer, who was referred to in The Union last week as being about to become a veritable Creosus on account of the discovery of natural gas and oil on some mountain lands of his in Washington county, is now in a peck of trouble, being unable to cither eat or sleep in peace. He says if his creditors find it out there will be the devil to play. Already his landlord is eyeing him uncomfortably, and he is afraid his reported good fortune is destined to cause him no end of trouble. The attention of Sheriff Miller and the county police is called to a gang of tramps who harbor in the woods along the Maryland Central railroad, a short distance above Notre Dame sta tion. At night these fellows prowl around the neighborhood, helping themselves to whatever comes in their way, to the great annoyance of the people, many of whom are afraid to refuse them what they ask for fear they may do thorn gome damage. It is the duty of the officers of the law to break up this gang, and the residents of that section will not feel safe until it is done. Tho Late John E. Owens—Some Good Stories About Him.—lt is related of Mr. Owens that one morning, while fulfilling an en gagement in a small town in Maine, he was sit ting in his room in the hotel when the servant an nounced the presence of two visitors in the parlor. Mr. Owens found that they were a farmer and his wife who had come to consult him as to the ad visability of placing their son upon the stage.— The husband commenced by saying that he wish ed the great comedian to teach his boy how to “cut up them monkey-shines” that he had seen him do on the preceding night. Upon which the actor replied that in order to succeed in the dram atic profession on must possess the combined good qualities of the poet, the painter, the sculptor, etc., and finally asked what qualifications the country man’s son had. “Wall,” said the farmer, “we ’prenliced him to a carpenter, but ho wouldn’t never learn to saw a plank, and then we turned him over to a lawyer, but he split the fust case he got in. Next we put him in a doctor’s office, but instead of lamin’ how to make pills, and cure the ager he was alius runnin’ arter the gals.” “In that case,” said Mr. Owens, “if your son has failed in all these vocations, why do you think that he will succeed on the stage?” “Bekase,” answered the farmer, “he’s a natural born fool.” It is stated that Mr. Owens was among tho first men drafted in Baltimore oounty in the early part of the late war. He was an ardent Southern sym pathiser, had no idea of becoming a Union soldier, and lost no time in purchasing a substitute. The substisute was a robust Irishman, who worked at “Aigburth Vale.” Mr. Owens, the morning after the fellow had entered the service, while walking about his farm, was astonished to meet his sub stitute at work as usual. “What are you doing here ?” inquired the com edian. “Faith an’ I have no more wish to foight than yez had yerself,” responded the Irishman, “so I took lave of the drill sergeant without bidding him good-bye.” Mr. Owens seemed to have a premonition of his death, after he had gotten better of his illness of about a year ago. Mr. Thomas E. Coale, of Bal timore, who knew him well for forty years, met him several months ago in a cigar store on Bal timore street. Mr. Coale remarked: “Mr. Owens, I desire above all things to see you play “The Live Indian” once more.” After a moment he looked Mr. Coale in the face and said lightly, but with evident earnestness : “You will hear of me playing the dead Indian long before you see me play “The Live Indian.” Mr. Owens was married to Miss Stevens, daugh ter of a prominent Baltimore merchant, in 1849, in Mt. Calvary P. E. Church, corner of Eutaw and Madison streets, by Rev. Alfred Miller, D. D. Mr. Stevens, a strict Methodist, did not sanction the match, but forgave the couple on condition that they would return and live with him, which they did for several months. Mrs. Owens made a loving wife, and all during her husband’s long sickness sbe was his careful and untiring nurse, never leaving his bedside except when circum stances compelled her to do so. The cause of Mr. Owens’ death has been tho subject of considerable discussion, the report hav ing been circulated that he died of cancer of the liver. Dr. W. T. Councilman made a post-mor tem examination and established the fact that ho died from hemorrhage, caused by the rupture of a vein in the stomach. The congestion of the veins was caused by an affection of the liver, which hardened that organ. All the other organs in tho body were found to be healthy. Heavy Loss from Fire. —Between 9 and 10 o’clock on Monday night last the splendid Switzer barn on the farm of Mr. Moses Fox, in Back River Neck, 12th district, took fire from some un known cause and was entirely consumed, togethor with most of its contents and a corn bouse that stood near by. In the barn at the time were 25 horses and 100 head of cattle, 75 head of the latter being roasted alive. The neighbors responded promptly to the alarm and with the employees on the place, after hard work, succeeded in getting out the stock that was saved. Two wagons and a large lot of farming implements, besides 300 tons of hay and 100 tons of rye straw, were burned. The corn houso contained about 400 barrels of corn, all of which is a total loss. Mr. Fox, who is a well-known stock dealer in Baltimore, places bis loss at $30,000, upon which he has $16,200 in surance, as follows: On barn, farming implements and other contents, $5,000 each in the Guardian, Etna and Royal, of Liverpool, and on the cattle $1,200 in the Continental, of New York. The cause of the fire is shrouded in mystery. The barn was one of the finest in Baltimore oounty and was built at heavy expense by Mr. Fox. The farm house was only saved from destruction by the wind carrying the flames in an opposite di rection. Sale of a Farm.—John V. Slade, auctioneer, sold at the Court House door, Towsontown, on Tuesday, for N. Cbas. Burke, attorney for Selig man Herzberg, mortgagee, that valuable farm belonging to Jos. T. Price, situated in the 7th district, and within a few hundred yards from Parkton Station, N. C. R. R., containing 134 acres of land, more or less, improved by a frame dwelling, barn and necessary outbuildings, to J. Scott Price, for $3,250. Early Recollections of the York Turn pike.—Mr. Silas Peirce, a native of Baltimore oounty, but for many years a residentofthe West and whoso home is now at Oregon, Holt county Mis souri, In remitting his subscription for The Union gives some interesting facts connected with his recolloction of tho York turnpike road, from Tow sontown to Baltimore, sixty years ago. He says : “The first place below Towsontown, on the left of the pike, was Bowen A Sons’ establishment, con sisting of blacksmith and wheelwright shops, lo cated in the hollow where a small brook, spanned by a wooden culvert, crossed the road. The next place of any importance after leaving this was Govanstown, a short distance north of the 4-mile stone. Ido not remember any public houses in this place except one tavern, kept by a man named Loudenslager. A few rods further south was a tavern kept by a woman named Synard, and still a short distance belftw a saddle and harness shop conducted by a man named Gill, who died of cholera a few years after the time of which I write. The next place of importance that I recall was the two-mile gate, kept at that time by a man named Mumma, whose first name, I think, was David. Near the gate were several public houses. North of it, on the east side of the pike, was a tavern kept by John Given. On the west side was a grocery store conducted by a man named Bowers. After leaving the gate, a short distance below, there was a large two-story building, kept as a public house by a man named Walker. This was quite a popular place of resort and soldiers from Baltimore and Fort McHenry often spent portions of the summer there. The next place ; worthy of note was a large brick mansion, stand . ing on the west side of the pike, in front of which was a stone wall and hedge. A few rods south, on the east side of tho road, was Starr’s tavern, 1 and still a little distance below, on the same side, 1 was Jenkins’s tanyard, a large stone building just r one mile north of the city, the southwest corner t being built on or against the first mile stone. r The small stream which crossed the pike at this a point was spanned by a wooden bridge. A short i distance below, on the east side, was a heavy stone 3 wall, surmounted by six old rusty cannon. On reaching the top of tho hill opposite this wall wo . had our first view of the Monumental City, upon - reaching which we put up at what was called the t “Hay Scale Tavern,” kept at that time by Jacob t Brookbardt, and formerly by that good-natured, t jovial landlord, Father Shealey, who, at a later i period, was proprietor of Sheoley’s Tavern, in . Towsontown. “A few years after the time of which I am writing, on my return from the city, a political meeting was in progress at or near the two-mile gate and it was there that I heard the first politi cal speech of my life. The speakers were Gen. Stansbury, James M. Buchanan and a gentleman named Philpot. If my memory is correct the two first named were Democrats and the latter a Whig, i I believe this was in 1828, during President Jack son’s first campnign. The day following, at Slade’s tavern, on the old York road, My Lady's Manor, there was another large political gather ing, regimental muster, Ac.” If our old friend Peiroe could come to Towson town now and make the trip from here to Balti more by the turnpike, he would not recognize it as the same road of which he gives such an ac curate description sixty years ago. Now for nearly five miles out, it is an almost continuous town, with a horse railway and cars running to and from the city every fifteen minutes. \\ here there was then but one family ho would now find hundreds of people, many of them engaged in all the various occupations of life. It would no doubt be a treat to him to see what advances have been made in sixty years, when one could perhaps count all the buildings between this place and the city on the fingers of one’s two hands. The “two mile gate” of which Mr. Peiroe speaks is the same toll-gate that is now in Waverly, surrounded by a town with a population of several thousand.— The large stone wall, surmounted by cannon, to which he alludes, is tho Greenmount Cemetery wall and it is there to day, much more extended than it was sixty years ago, but is minus the cannon. Rossville, 12th District.—On last Monday night a barn in Back River Neck, owned by Moses Fox, was burned, also about 35 head of cattle, and large quantities of oorn, hay, Ac. The fire was discovered about 11 o’clock, the origin of wliioli is not known. A few nights ago a very instructive and enjoy able entertainment was given by the Rev. Mr. Hubor, at Howard’s Church, for the benefit of the society. This churoh has been without a regular pastor sinco the death of Rev. J. Leonberger. Mr. William Williams has removed to the Hick ory Point farm, situated on the Philadelphia turn pike, 10J miles from Baltimore. Mr. T. Adolphus German has taken charge of the farm of the Messrs. Morton, on the Hillen road. Mr. C. Ross Mace, aftor an absence of several months, ha 3 returned to his home to spend his vacation, which doubtless will be very gratifying both to himself and his many friends. Rev. J. 11. S. Clarke, who has been visiting rel atives in Ohio and Indiana for the last six weeks, has returned much pleased with his visit and gives encouraging accounts of that part of the west and he thinks that some of the people of Maryland might do well to go there, especially those who are fond of gunning, as one gentleman reported having killed abont 240 partridges this season. The land is elevated and very produc tive, and much of it is in a high state of cultiva tion. The growing wheat was looking quite promising. Mr. Calvin T. Shaffer was taken quite ill with cramp colic on Sunday last, and has not been able to attend to his school this week. At last accounts he had much improved. The Franklin Debating Society has lately been discussing momentous questions. For instance : “Does the organization of the Knights of Labor benefit the laboring classes”—decided in the neg ative. Again—“ls a Republican form of Govern ment better than a Monarchal form ?” Principio. Shrewsbury (Pa.) and Vicinity.—ln the death of Abraham McDonald, of Maryland Line, aged 77 years, which oocurred last week, your county loses one of its best citizens. Tho decoased was well known in this neighborhood and was highly respected by every person who knew him, and his death is generally regretted by the people of this and surrounding country. Our people are getting ready for the holidays. Much pleasure and enjoyment seem to be in store for the young folks. At tho annual meeting of Shrewsbury Lodge, No. 423, A. F. A A. M., held on Tuesday evening, the following officers were elected: W. M., John M. Habliston; S. W., William Creswell; J. W., William H. Green; Sec., D. C. Eberhart; Irons., E. 11. Gerry; trustees, B. F. Holier, James Gerry, E. 11. Gerry. The officers were installed the same evening, after which an elegant banquet was served at Mr. Raffensperger’s hotel. Tho switch is put in at Pike Station, south of Shrewsbury, on the Stewartstown railroad, and the station building put up, but owing to a hitch between the company and the parties who were to do business at that point, there is nothing doing at the station. We had five inches of very fine ice at the recent freeze. Our icemen failed to take advantage of the freeze and secure their ice. The recent thaw has destroyed it. Some of our farmers are shipping their cattle to market, which they have been feeding since Sep tember last. They are in fine condition and are bringing profitable prices. Our farmers are getting their tobacco crop ready for market. They will commence to sell immedi ately after the holidays. Some of the choicest lots are held at very high figures. K. Philopolls, Bth District.—Hebron Lodge, Knights of Pythias, of Cockeysville, will meet at their hall, at 9 o’clock Sunday morning, 19th inst., and from thence proceed in a body to i Wight’s Hall, where Rev. S. M. Alford will preach a special sermon to the order. Rev. W. Dallam Morgan, pastor of St. John’s i M. E. Church, Lutherville, preached a very ac ceptable sermon at Union Chapel, on Sunday evening last. On the evening of the 19th inst., at 7.20 o’clock, at Union Chapel, Rev. S. M. Alford will preach a sermon on the birth and mission of Christ. On tho Cth of January Rev. Mr. Chick will conduct services in the Chapel. At the regular service at Bosley Churoh on tho i 10th inst., Rev. Mr. Alford preached a forcible ! sermon on the subject of missions. The collection i taken at the time, including the money contribu ted by the Sunday school for the mission cause, amounted to about SIOO. The Sabbath school of Union Chapel will be given a Christmas treat on Wednesday evening, , 22d inst., at 7.30 o’clock, when special services will be held. i Mr. Granville Matthews was unfortunate last week in losing a very serviceable horse, i Philopolis. i West Liberty, 10th District.—The pro tracted meeting for West Harford Circuit M. E. i churoh, which was to have commenced last Sab bath at Vernon Church, was postponed on ac count of bad weather. There will be services by the same minister on Sunday next, 19th inst., at - 3 o’clock, at which time the meeting will be again announced. Mr. George Wilhelm, contractor for the mason ry at the Fitzpatrick bridge, has completed bis work, and it is said to be a substantial job, and a > credit to Mr. Wilhelm’s workmanship. Mr. Joseph Morris, living near this place, was I unfortunate in not being able to complete his new i barn for tho storage of fall crops before the ar ; rival of the snow. As it is, much of his corn and i fodder crops were left ungarnered. I Publio school house No. 1 was closed at the end of last term on account of the dilapidated F condition of the building. It was considered un > safe for the children to longer remain in it. A i portion of the scholars will go to Vernon sehool, some to Harford county, and a large number will i be compelled to remain at home. , The fourth quarterly meeting of Hereford Cir ) cuit will be held at Monkton on Saturday, 18th ) inst. The official members are all expected to bo : present. C. i Upper Falls, 11th District.—Col. B. F. Tay ' lor has opened bis new store for business. It is looated at Bradshaw station, on the line of the new B. AO.R. R. It is said that Mr. Wm. 11. Hook, of Kingsville, will be connected with the estab , lishment. i Tho health of tho venerable Dr. David S. Git tings is about as it has been for the past year, i Mr. Joshua Hammond has fitted up his old i warehouse and it has been rented by Messrs. Quy i ton A Son, and Mr. Albert Wise. 1 Many new buildings ore in contemplation by s our enterprising citizens, and real estate is advan . cing in price, having doubled itself in the last three years. Rambler. Hobbvllle, 2d District.—Had a stranger i visitod Hobbville last Sunday, Monday and Tues day no doubt he would have thought its bottom bad fallen out, as slush and mud made the roads almost impassable. The protracted meeting at Salem Church has closed. There wore thirteen penitants at the altar when tho meeting ended. Over twenty professed conversion during the meeting. Rev. H. N. Gren inger closed the meeting here to start one at Elk ridge Landing. Notwithstanding the disagreeable condition of the weather very few are sick within the environs of Ilebbville. Mr. Samuel Widerman is slowly convalescing. Mr. John Upton is quite sick from a severe cold, contracted while killing hogs. Mr. Thomas Ritter’s horse fell with him on Fri day of last week and broke his arm, which was set by Dr. Monmonier. - . Mr. George Hughes, of Baltimore, is visiting 'Squire Fishpaugh ; also Mi9B Ida Fishpaugh, of Clarks county, Va. Last Friday afternoon Mr. George Hughes, men tioned above, went to the barn where they were cutting fodder. In trying his hand at the busi ness he suddenly discovered that he was minus tie two front fingers on his right hand. This is a warning to city dudes to be cautious. Mr. John D. Hammond, an old and highly r spected citizen of the 2d district, after a long ill ness of heart disease, died last Sunday. Be leaves a wife and seven children (mostly grown', and a very large circle of friends throughout ths State to mourn their loss. He was a good hus. band, a kind father, a worthy citizen, a charitabb neighbor and had the respect of all who knew him. The farm of Mr. Hammond, which was to be sold last Tuesday, has been deeded by Hon. Hart B.! Holton and wife to Mr. George Hammond, son of the deceased, who is a sober, industrious and in telligent young man, and who has been clerk in his father’s store in Baltimore for several years. Prof. Golden, a ventriloquist and slight-of hand performer, gave an exhibition in the Whito Grounds Literary Hall last Saturday night, which was one of the biggest humbugs ever witnessed. He came shoeless and hatless and almost coatless to the trustee, who, through pure sympathy, gave permission, but had I or the trustee known that he was a gambler and a sot, he never would have gotten permission to exhibit. Mr. Monteroy Smink, who was present, said “He was a wreck of past greatness,” but it was whisky that wrecked ■ him. It will wreck any man who follows it up. Prof. Hawks, Baltimore’s most popular reader, will give one of his very laughable entertainments on next Tuesday night, Dec. 21st, at 7£ o’clock, in St. John’s Church, where the literary society meets. Red Hill, on the New Cut road, above Hebb ville, which the road supervisor and a number of citizens have boon working on, is already consid erably improved. It is a wonder this improve ment, which was so much needed, wa9 not done long ago. The White Grounds private school numbers upwards of sixty pupils, and after Christmas no doubt it will be increased. T. How She Fixed Them.—The following “take in” was related to your correspondent by the per petrator herself, nnd while it loses half its fun when deprived of various personal remarks and the vivacious manner with which she described it, it struck my fancy as boing too good to be lost, so if you have any use for the artiole here it is : Jim and Ed are brothers. Both are rather fas tidious with regard to their daily fare, and, as a consequence, their sistor Annie, who is chief caterer to their delicate palates, has at times both her ingenuity and her patience sorely tried. One summer, among other articles, Annie preserved two large jars of damsons. In due time some of these preserves appeared on the table and were enjoyed by our two friends until one day when some freak prompted Jim to say, “Annie, take these damsons away and don’t put any more On the table; I don’t like them.” “Yes, do,” echoed Ed; “/can’t eat any more of them.” Now Annie was in aquandary. What should she do ? Throw all those preserves away ? Never ! it would be a shameful waste. Try to fix them so they would eat them and not know it 1 After thinking awhile sbe decided to attempt it. The first thing to be done was to get them in another shape. This she accomplished by passing them through a fine seive, which took out the seeds, skins, and cinna mon sticks with which the damsons were flavored, and left only tho pulp, which, after being re flavored and boiled down, was ready for a new name. What should this name be? She remem bered that grape jam was a favorite, and tying up the jars wrote “Grape Jam” on the tops and wait ed for circumstances to shape her further course of action. In a few days came the query, “Annie, haven’t you any grape preserves?” “Yes.” “Where are they?” “You will see a couple of jars on the shelf with ‘Grape Jam’ on tho covers.” A jar was opened, the old acquaintance under a new name was sampled and pronounced “splendid.” Per haps it is needless to say that just then Annie found it expedient to improvise an errand to an other room. The “Grape Jam” was a prime favorite from thenceforth, and from time to time comments similar to the following were made : “Annie, this is tho best grape preserve I ever tasted.” “Has the finest flavor of any you over made,” etc. During the time (although it was short) that it took to empty those two jars, poor Annie nearly lost her reputation for sensibleness in the opinion of her brothers; her frequent and sudden attacks of merriment were to them unac countable. When the “ftrJam" was gone the mode of its manufacture was explained and iw> delicious flavor was fully analyzed for tho benefit , of the two brothers. The expressions of Jim’s and Ed’s faces and thoughts are among those things which are more easily described by the imagina tion than by the pen. M. E. M. Fallston and Vicinity.—The Jerusalem Mills property, with 25 acres of land attached, which was recently purchased by Mr. E. E. Phillips for $5,400, is now being changed from a burr into a roller flour mill. The machinery is all on hand and is of the latest improved style, manfactured by Bernard A Leas, of Moline, Illinois. The pro oess is known as the short system, having two breaks on wheat and four reductions on middlings, also the full centrifugal system. Mr. J. B. Tread well, milling engineer, assisted by a large force of skilled workmen, are actively engaged in placing the machinery in position and expeot in less than three weeks to have the mill in full operation, with a capacity of fifty barrels per dßy. The water-power at this mill is one of the finest on the Little Gunpowder and has a capacity at ordinary flow equal to fifty-horse power, but judging from the immense amount of machinery to be operated I think it will all bn called into requisition. The Messrs. Moore Bros., store-keepers of this place, conduct an immense business in general merchandize. Having large and commodious buildings, situated immediately at the station, with a full stock of everything generally found at a oountry store, with prioes as low as good goods can be obtained for, and added to this a genial, kind and accommodating disposition, why should they not take the lead ? Mr. Frank Bateman, of this place, has many friends and conducts a very successful tobacoo business. He says Tiie Union is the best county paper he ever read. While up in the 10th district of your county re cently, I noticed that Mr. Conrad Zinkhan has built himself a nice little barn, and Mr. William Zinkhan, adjoining, has done likewise. Also that Mr. Lewis Ahrens, who purchased a large tract of woodland from the Price heirs, has a steam saw mill and a large force of hands at work there con verting the timber into lumber, shingles, cross ties, Ac., and the place that knows this beautiful forest “will soon know it no more forever.” Also that Mr. Dixon Brown, who conducts a general store at tho corner which bears his name, has in creased his stock and business is booming with him. I was informed that the oyster supper hold at St. John’s Lutheran Church, near Sweet Air, netted over $145. The proceeds will go towards building a new oburch where the old one now stands. Additional ground has also been secured and the lot will be enlarged. Rev. Wm. M. Heilig is the pastor of this church and is much beloved by all. In case, Messrs. Editors, you do not hear from me again before the holidays, I wish you and all my old friends in the 10th district a Merry Christ mas and a Happy New Year. Flint. Eklo, 6th District.—Mr. James Keeny and Miss Price were married last week. It is rumored that Messrs. G. D. Belt and T. T. Benton have rented Hoffman’s store. The latter gentleman is very popular at the Paper Mills, and now that he will do the purchasing of the goods, the business will very likely increase considerably. The repairs at Rockdale paper mill will soon be completed, and the mill will resume operations. Rubl’s Sunday school will oontinue through the winter as usual. A Christmas tree will be erected and the children will be given a substan tial Xmas treat. Tho hominy mill of Mr. Vincent McCullough is kept running all day and part of the night to supply his increased custom. Since the Bareham property has been divided among tbe heirs, Peter and Aquila are each build ing dwellings on their land. Mr. Charles Alexander has rented his farm to Mr. Hoover, and ho will move back to York, Pa., in the spring. The regular meeting of Summit Grange will be postponed frow Christmas day until New Year's day, when it will meet to make new resolves for tho coming year, and also to cut a watermellon. O. Rockdale,2d District.—Mr. Owen Mclntire, who resides on tbe Old Court Road, about one mile distant from Scott’s Level P. 0., met with a painful acoident on Tuesday morning. Assisted by his son, he had cut down a large tree whioh fell in such a mannor that it was propped by several branches. While chopping off one of these branobes the trunk of the tree fell upon Mr. Mclntire and crushed him to tbe ground. Upon examination it was found that his right thigh bone was broken a short distance below its upper extremity, and that he had sustained severe bruises down the entire right side of his body.— Intornal injuries aro also fearod Drs. liebb and Naylor reduced the fracture. Mr. Mclntire is 68 years of age and his recovery will neoessarily be very slow. Ik e - When Licenses are not Required.—ln answer to a correspondent the Baltimore Nun says “no obarge, tax or fees levied upon, and no lioenseis required by, any person who shall attend any of the city markets with artiolcs or produce from the country of his or her own growth, pro duce or manufacture unless such person shall oc cupy some plaoe or stand in some of said market houses, provided such person be not a resident of the city." Judgment Affirmed In the Richardson Case—Sentence Not Yet Passed.—ln the i Curt of Appeals on tho 10th instant, the Court of i Appeal* rendered its decision in the ease of Wil li*® Richardson, editor of tho People’s Voice newspaper, who was convicted in the Baltimore county Circuit Court of publishing libelous arti cle against Judge David Fowler. In affirming tb* deoision of the lower Court the Court of Ap . peals says: “The appellant was indictod for libel in the Circuit Court for Baltimore county, and was found guilty. At the trial one exception was taken to the exclusion of certain evidence offered in de fence, whioh was made the basis of this appeal, and properly speaking," says the court, “the oor rectao'.* of the court's ruling on the evidence is "'y question legitimately before us. But by agiaemert of the counsel of the state and defenoe, the ruling of the court below on the demurrer to the indictments whereby the same was overruled, this court was to be asked to pass thereon. The court says this course is irregular, not to be com mended, and is not to be taken as a precedent. The argument is that the indictment does not set forth with sufficient particularity in what regard the administration of justice was held up to oon tempt in the libel of Judge David Fowler; that it does not set out the plaoe where justice was being administered, nor the case in whioh Judge Fowler was acting, nor the subject matter of the suit, including the parties litigant. All these things, it is contended, should have been particu larly stated in order to put upon the traverser notice of what he was called on to defend. The defence also contends it is a fatal objection that the indictment did not concludo to the great dam age and scandal of Judge Fowler.” Tho court held that the words of the indictment objected to were inorely put in aggravation of the offence, and when tho language was used by the appellant against Judge Fowler, as a judge, he is in effect holding up the court over which he presides, or in whioh he officiates, and all other proceedings be fore such judge, to distrust. As to the objection that the conclusion did end ‘to the damage of Judge Fowler,’ tho court says the words were wholly immaterial. Finding the indictment suf ficient,” says the court, “we turn to the ruling in evidenco. Tho evidence offered was avowedly to show that the defendant had been led into an honest mistake of fact, and thereby was misled as to the publication set out in the evidence. Noth ing short of evidence tending to show the truth of jJIS_ charge mado can be admissible under our statute allowing the truth to be given in evidence in justification under the general issue. An evil intent is a conclusive inference and presumption of law from the publication of the libellous matter without excuse.” The opinion of the Court in the above case—a vtry voluminous document—was received by John ML Shanklin, Esq., Clerk of the Circuit Court, on Thursday. It was transmitted to Judge Watters for his examination beforo passing sentence on Richardson. Orphans’ Court.—The following business was transacted by the Orphans’ Court for Baltimore county for the week ending December 16th : Letters were granted to M’m. Blouse on estate of Elizabeth Blouse. Letters of administration were granted to Chas. S. Willett on estate of John W. Belt. First account of George 11. Clogg, administrator of George S. Clogg, was passed. Ordered that the account of the private sales of the estate of Nelson K. Disney, by Georgianna Disney, administratrix, be approved. Ordered that tho inventory of tho personal estate of Benjamin Franck be accepted. Ordered that the first account of Nimrod Gosnell, by Clementine Gosnell, administratrix, be passed. Ordered that the first acoount of estate of Jacob Ilare, by Geo. 11. Hare, administrator, be passed. Ordered that the sale of the leasehold estate of Mary A. Lytle be ratified and confirmed. Ordered that J. Carroll Monmonier, executor of Louisa M. Piel, give the notice required by law. Ordered that the inventory of estate of Grecn bury Buckingham, deceased, be accepted. Ordered that Chas. S. Willett either sell by public or private sale the personal estate of John W. Belt. Ordered that the list of debts of Robert Caskey, deceased, be accepted. Ordered that the first account of estate of John J. Chalk be passed. Ordored that the additional guardians’ bond in the sum of S3OO in the estate of Mary A. Freeland, an infant, be approved. Letters testamentary on the estate of James Gessford were granted to Elizabeth Gessford. Inventory of tho personal estate of Alfred Kemp, by Thos. Kelbaugh, administrator, be accepted. Ordered that the inventory of the personal es tate of Stephen Musgrove be accepted. Two More Swindles—Let Farmers Be ware.—The wire fence scheme is something new that is being worked on tho farmers in some sec tions. This is how it is done : Tho agent asks the privilege of exhibiting his wire fenco stretcher, for which privilege he will build you thirty or forty rods of good fence for exhibition, and all that he asks of you is to board him, go after the machine at the nearest station, and pay the charges, not to exceed $3, for the fence, all set up where you want it. In order to have all satis factory, and as a warrant of good intentions, he requires you to sign a written contract on a postal card, which he mails to his partner and this proves to be an order for the machine, prioe S2OO, jworth about $54. After the machine comes, a , nev> man turns P -*. tuo puatoi card for the machine, and requires the note for *9.10, rt . agreement on card. Hoclaimstobean attorney for the company, and threatens to sue unless he g ets the note. The lightning-rod man has all times for his own, winter snows being no impediment to his smart ness in “taking in” the unwary. Here is a new swindle of theirs : One of them visits a farmer, ex patiates on the virtues of bis new lightning rod, and in order to introduce it he will put one up on tho barn for nothing, only charging a small sum for the connection. An agreement is then pro duced and signed, but in very small type it con tains “the milk in the coconut.” In a few days another man comes, and tells the farmer he has nothing to do with any verbal agreement made, but he will put up rods, sometimes to the amount of S2OO, and compels the farmer to pay under the signed agreement. At His Old Tricks and Promptly Cap tured.—Somo time during Tuesday night last the store of Mr. W. T. Ilaughey, at Glyndon, 4th dis trict, was entered by a burglar who carried off about S6O worth of goods, including clothing, shoes, hats, cigars, knives and other small articles. Entrance was effected by boring through the shut ter of the postoffice and then raising the bar by which it was secured. The first attempt was made on the door, the inside of which was covered with sheet-iron, which of course the auger would not penetrate. A little after 5 o’clock the same morn ing a city policeman, whose beat is about Penn sylvania avenue station, saw a suspicious looking oolored man leaving the station with a bag on his back. He arrested the fellow and took him to the station bouse, where the bag was opened and found to contain the goods described above. The thief said his name was Charles Williams and that he got the goods at Glyndon. Mr. Haughey was telegraphed for and upon going to the station house identified tho goods as his property. Williams was also identified as the same man who robbed the postoffice at Glyndon about four years ago, for which offense he was convicted in the U. S. Court, Baltimore, and sentenced to the penitontiary at Concord, N. 11., for three years and six months, and from whioh institution he was only lately re leased. Williams was committed on the double charge of burglary and entering the postoffice with intent to rob. He had dressed himself in some of the stolen clothing, having left his old duds be hind, and in one of his pockets was found a letter recommending him as a trustworthy man. Sad Death of a Respected Citizen.—Mr. Charles 11. Edwards, a respected citizen of the 11th district, residing near Camp Chapel, met his death last weok under very distressing circum stances. A man employed on the place was en gaged in cutting down a very large tree and Mr. Edwards went out to see how the work was pro gressing. As he approached he was warned that the tree was about to fall, and thinking he was at a safe distance, stopped and waited for it to do so. Suddenly it came down with a crash and un expectedly turning in its descent, oaugbt Mr. Edwards between it and the fence by which he was standing. His scalp was almost entirely torn off and his Bkull crushed. He was removed to his house in an unconscious condition and linger ed until Friday night, when he died. Mr. Ed wards was about 46 years of age and leaves a wife and six children. He was a consistent member of the M. E. Church and a good citizen. It is stated as a singular fact that Mr. Edwards was the fifth member of his family to meet their death by accident. Business of the Treasurer’s Office.—Mr. John F. Conrey, chief clerk to County Treasurer Hebb, furnishes the following statement of the re ceipts and disbursements of bis office from Decem ber Ist, 1885, to No/ember 30th, 1886 : Cash received from J. H. Schone, for morTreasurer $ 27,861.21 Total collections from all sources dur ing theyear 387,795.57 $415,656.78 Total disbursements 388,940.23 Balance on hand Dec. I,IBSC 26,716.55 It will be seen that the balance on hand at the end of Mr. Schone’s term of office and tho balance at the end of Dr. Hebb’s first yoar only differs by $1,144.66. The work of the Treasurer’s office is being conducted in a most business-like and satis factory manner, reflecting much credit upon all oooneeted with this portion of the county’s govern ment. .V: . * The Glen Rock Bank Failure.— Tho Glon Book Item of last week says: “From the best in formation we can get the liabilities of the llerbst people, outside of the bank, will reach from fifty to sixty thousand dollars, to oover which there may be about three thousand dollars assets. The total liabilities will likely reach $115,000, and the assets may reach $20,000, leaving a deficit of $95,- 000. A very small proportion of this is other than by their own paper. The people gave them money without security and they will, of oourse, lose it. What the mystery has been all tho time and still is, where did this enormous sum of money go? These people did a large business since they were so engaged, and also inherited considerable money, and it is not known that they sustained any seriouß losses as surety or otherwise than what is oommon in mercantile trade in a commu nity like ours.” i Property Transfers In Balto. County.— i Doods, Loases, Mortgages, Bills of Sale, etc., re ; ceived for rocord in theoflioe of the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Baltimore county: DEEDS AND ASSIGNMENTS, i C. A. Leas, et al., to Henry C. Mettam. Geo. T. Cromwell to 11. E. Shannon. E. V. Houck to Jas. F. Johns. Canton Co. to M. E. Gunther. Edwin D. Selby A wife to John E. Crout. i Sophia Kaiser A others to J. Howard McHenry. N. M. Smith, Ao., to Hettie E. Kelly. Henry Moale A wife to A. L. Lockhart. It. O. Price A others to Lewis Ahrens. Jacob Councilman to Basil Garrett. Levi Furstenburg, Ac., to Sami. Goldheim. Sami. Goldheim, Ac., to Kate Adler. G. T. Hampshire A wife to Henrietta Thomas. Henry E. Cook to F. F. Pellens. Geo. W. Fox A wife to Franklin P. B. A. Elisha Christopher A wife to E. G. Christopher. Wm. MoClearey, Jr., to Jaoob N. Shauck. Valentine Cross A wife to E. F. Wilhelm. LEASES* Francis P. K. Walsh to J. J. Willis. J. 11. Ward A others to Balto. United Oil Co. Edw. S. W. Choate to Jas. W. H. Brushe. ASSIGNMENT OF MORTGAGES J. M. Pearce to Caroline Way. MORTGAGES. M. E. Moale, Ac., to A. J. Bowie, Jr., SI,OOO. S. E. Bentelspacher, Ac., to Empire P. B. A., $260. J. Wolfenden A wife to Empire P. B. A., $260. P. G. Mitchell A wife to J. G. Rogers, S6OO. C. T. Belt to Ex. Mutual P. B. A., $2,100. C. T. Belt to Arthur H. Jackson, S6OO. Wm. 11. McGuffin to Montebello B. A L. A., $390. R. T. Rutter to Fredk. F. Peters, SI,OOO. H. E. Shannon, Ac., to Loyola P. B. A., SI,OOO. H. C. Mettam A wife to Exchange P. B. A., $1,050. J. H. Burkhard, Ac., to L. Pausoh., $1,400. T. Leydecker A wife to Druid Hill B. A., $1,248. J. T. Elsroad to E. J. Plaskitt, $1,500. F. J. Pellens to Ist P. Home B. A., $624. M. A. Damuth, Ac., to Franklin P. B. A., S3OO. C. E. Marshall A wife to Franklin P. B. A., $l5O. E. G. Christopher to E. Christopher, S6OO. E. F. Wilhelm A wife to J. N. Shauck, $450. RELEASES. A. J. Bowie, Jr., to M. Moale. Metropolitan S. Bank to M. E. Moale. St. Jacobs Oil M. B. A. to S. E. Bentespacher. St. Jacobs Oil M. B. A. to James Wolfenden. Arthur H. Jackson to Chas. T. Belt. Harrison B. A. to Chas. T. Belt. John J. Kelley to John H. Frisby. Seligman Herzberg to R. T. Rutter. F. P. K. Walsh to R. V. Blake. Louise Pauscb, Ac., to J. H. Burkhard. G. S. Brown, et al., to 11. C. Corner. Druid Hill N. B. A. to Theo. Leydecker. Ist P. Home B. A. to H. E. Cook. Andrew Banks to Samuel Wright. Deadly Diphtheria in the Shorey Fam ily—A Warning to Parents.—A correspon dent writes as follows to one of the Baltimore papers: “The recent ravages of the dread disease, diphtheria, in the family of Mr. N. B. Shorey, at his residence in Baltimore county, near Pimlico, have excited a doep and wide-spread sympathy for the bereaved, and elicited extended comment. On Sunday, the 21st of November, Nellie, George and Olivo, aged, respectively, six, three and twelve years, all died within a few hours of one another. On Sunday, November 28, Mattio Ste vens, aged eight, was also cut off by the same disease. Thus within the brief space of one week four children wore swept from time to eternity. Mrs. Shorey, the mother, was also quite ill at one time with tho same malady, but it is gratifying to her many friends to know that at last accounts she was convalescing. That the mother took the disease while caring for and nursing her children is beyond a doubt. “Many have urged that the disease was caused by defective plumbing. This is believed by some to have been an impossibility. Gentlemen of ex perience, and with a knowledge of the business that entitles their opinion to weight, have given the dwelling and the surroundings a careful and critical examination. These say, unhesitatingly, that if there be a residence in or around Baltimore where the plumbing has received special atten tion, that residence is the one occupied by Mr. Shorey. “The location is elevated, the atmosphere pure, and tho water as good as any in the county or state. That diphtheria, or any other infectious disease, should bo generated in such a locality is seemingly an impossibility. The question then arises, how did it seize upon this interesting fam ily and sweep four of its members to the grave in the brief period of eight days? “It seems to be generally agreed that it was communicated to the family by one of the little girls, who is known to have sat by a schoolmate during the hours in school, and that companion is a member of a family in which the diphtheria had prevailed but a short time previous. “In view of all the faots, how important that every parent seo to it that not one in the family, if there be the faintest suspicion of diphtheria, be permitted to go to school, or to mingle with the children of the neighborhood. Too much caution cannot be observed; too much vigilanco cannot be exercised. The bleeding and lacerated hearts of many may be avoided if the proper precaution be taken by parents everywhere.” Man-With-Wife-Out-Of-Town.— Of all the insidious Temptations invidious Contrived by the Devil for pulling men down, Thsrp^3fc ß '’ ronrn iUkhxe.ttrm r Seduo abusive, Tnan tne snaroin a man with a wife out-of-town. He feels such a delightfulness, Stay out all night-fulness, Shall I get tight-fulness (I own it with pain), A bachelor rakish-ness, What will you take-ishness; Next day’s head-ache-ishness none can explain. His wife may be beautiful, Tender and dutiful; ’Tis not that her absence would cause him delight, But the cursed opportunity, Baleful immunity, Scatters his scruples as day scatters night. Some Wonderful Results In Cattle Feed ing.—The Belair sEgie of last week says : “Mr. John Moores, of Highlands, near Belair, sold IS head of fat cattle last week, which made a re markable increase in weight during the time he had them. They were bought in November, 1885, and averaged 525 lbs. in weight. When sold their average weight was 1,414 lbs, tho gain per head being 589 lbs, or more than a pound and a-half per day during thirteen months. They cost Mr. Moores 3J cts. per lb. or $28,871 per head, and he sold them at 4 j cts. per lb., amounting to $67.- 161 per head, or more than double the original cost. The gain per head was $38.39. These cat tle were wintered entirely without grain, being fed in the field on fodder, with access to a straw riek. They were brought into the barn yard in February and fed as before. About the last of April they were turned upon grass. On the 16th of October Mr. Moores commenced feeding them lightly on short corn, increasing the allowance from time to time.” Diphtheria and the Schools.—The report of the health officer of Baltimore says that while there is a number of deaths each week in the city from diphtheria, it is not in an epidemic form, and is confined to certain sections of the city, its prevalence arising from various causes, many cases ocouriDg from care enough not being taken as to sending children to school from houses where tho disease exists. The health officers think that teachers should be very careful in this respect, and not permit children to attend school where a member of the family is suffering with diphthe ria. Great cleanliness should be observed, and all sinks properly looked after. Of Importance to Teachers.—An important duty devolving upon teachers and janitors of pub lic schools is the regulation of fires and the prop er ventilation of all rooms in school buildings.— In the matter of heat the regulation of furnaces is of importance, and securing ventilation of a regu lar character must be carefully watched. This is essential to the health of children, for a cold con tracted in a draft, produced by an open door or window to get ventilation, is what leads to scarlet fever, diphtheria, eto. An important sanitary work is involved in these suggestions which school boards, janitors and teachers ought not to neglect. Declines Re-Appointment.—Mr. Joseph Snyder, who has been one of tho road supervisors for the 12th district for the past sixteen years, and who is one of the best in tho county, is not an applicant for re-appointment, although he could again have the place if ho wanted it. Mr. Snyder is superintendent of the Jerusalem turn pike from the second toll-gate to Jerusalem Mills. He wonts to devote all his spare time to this work and expects to have his whole section piked by next summer. He has alroady put a great deal of labor on the road and its good effects are ap parent to all who travel it. A Mythical Highwayman.—The Belair Democrat of last week says: “Edward R. Price, who for some time past has been in the orn ploy of William N. Hughes, of Marshall’s dis trict, says when noar Meredith’s Ford bridge, Du lany’s Valley turnpike, one night last woek, on his way home with the team and price of a load of hay, he was attacked by some colored men and robbed. On reaching homo he told Mr. Hughes of the happenings on the way and of his loss. Mr. Hughes was not altogether satisfied with his toam stcr and his loss, and is now without his money and his Price.” Runaway—Child Hurt. —Mr. William S. Cowley, one of the 9th district road supervisors, had a runaway accident on Tuesday evening. Returning from the city by the Harford road he stopped at Homestead to attend to some business, leaving his horse in the road. The animal took fright at some boys who came by on ponies and started off at full speed. A little ohild of John Maul, who happened to be in the road, was run over and quite seriously hurt. The horse ran about six miles before he was oaught, and the wagon was demolished. House Burned—A Family’s Narrow Es cape.—A two-story framehouse at Upper Falls, 11th distriot, owned by Mr. John T. Dilworth and occupied by Mr. Robert Dilworth of J., was en tirely destroyed by fire between 1 and 2 o’clock on Sunday morning last. The roof was almost entirely burned off before the fire was discovered, and the family made a very narrow escape. The house was insured in the Harford County Mutual Company for $1,300, but there was no insurance the furniture, nearly all of which was burned. - Sale of "Harwood Farm.”—Rufus W. Ap s- plegarth, Esq., attorney for Capt. Philip J. M. le Young, sold on the premises, in the 12th district, Baltimore county, on Monday last, tbo “Harwood Farm,” owned by Capt. Young, containing 213 acres, 150 arable, balance in timber, and improved by dwelling, large barn, Ac., to Mr. Slater and another gentleman, for $5,100. The property is situated at Chase’s Station, P. W. A B. R. R. r. Sale of Waverly Real Estate.—Messrs. Matthews A Kirkland, auctioneers, sold on the promises, in Waverly, on Wednesday, for I. S. Soiecki, trustee, that valuable lot of ground, front ing 288 feet on the York turnpike road, and run ning back about 258 feet, to the old York road, and fronting thereon 282 feet, and containing 1 j acres and three square perches of land, more or less, in fee, to A. D. Clemens, Jr., for $10,600. The Shortest Day.—Tuesday next, Decem ber 21st, will be the shortest day of the year. The sun will rise at 7.26 and set at 4.34, and the event marks the commencement of winter when the days cease to diminish in length. ‘MARGINS,’ ‘FUTURES,’ ‘OPTIONS/ &c. To the question, “Will you please explain the meaning of the terms Margins, Futures and Op- tions, and what is meant by saying a man is ‘short’ or ‘long,’ ” the Christian Advocate answers as fol lows : “A man is long of stocks when he has bought t them, either no margin or by paying for them in full. He is short when he has sold what he does not own, but must borrow or buy to deliver. An ( option is a privilege the buyer or seller may have ‘ of receiving or delivering a stock on or at a given , time. A. buys of B. 100 shares Erie buyer 30 or * 60 days. A. can call for that stock on any day during the 30 or 60 days by giving one day’s no tice to 8., or he can allow it to run the given time. ! Or A. sells to B. 100 Erie seller’s option 30 or 60 * days. A. can deliver to B. on one day’s notice any time during the 30 or 60 days, or he can al low it to run the given time of contract. “Margin is the security a broken exacts to pro tect him against the fluctuations of the market. A. wants to buy stock, but has only a portion of the money to pay for it. The broker takes his margin, buys the stock, and supplies the whole amount of money required to pay for the stock, holding it until such time as A. wishes to sell or Eay in full for his purchase. To illustrate : A. as SI,OOO ; he wishes to buy 100 Erie. Erie sells at 30. The broker pays $3,000 for the 100 Erie, holding it for A.’s benefit or loss until A. wishes to sell, when the broker sells, pays himßelf, and returns A. any part of his SI,OOO which may re main. “Futures is a term applied to contracts in cot ton and grain in the months to come. “We give the above information, and add to it * these suggestions : By buying what a man cannot ( pay for in the hope that it will rise when it is £ liable to fall, and by selling what he does not own, j but must borrow or buy to deliver, hoping that it ’ will fall before he has to deliver it when it is liable to rise, many a man has ruined himself. It ‘ is a process in which the many fail; only a very j few succeed. 0 “In the hope of gaining, many who have saved enough to stand between them and want, or an ~ amount which, put at simple interest, would in a k few years, with what they could annually add to it by saving, make them safe for life, havo in this ’ toay lost all. 0 “This false hope has tempted clerks to steal the 8 money of their employers; trustees of funds, bank e cashiers and presidents to dishonesty; school a mistresses, and even ministers, to impoverish themselves, and in some cases to ruin their repu j tations. Buy only what you can pay for. It is not necessary to pay down. But it is essential to be able to pay. Buy what you will not have to ’ sell unless you wish to, for investment and rea sonable profits, not for speculative profits. Do j not take ninety-nine chances of falling into a deep pit for one of being able to reach the top of a tower. 8 If you will take this counsel your prosperity will be long, even though your gains are moderate, your/fHre safe, the option always yours. Other ‘ wise, in all probability, you will" be short of cash and peace of mind.” i, F r CIRCUIT COURT FOR BALTIMORE CO. s S DECEMBER TERM, 18S6. a Hon. George Yellott, Chief Judge; Hon. David a Fowler, Associate Judge; N. C. Burke, Esq., State’s Att’y; John W. Shanklin, Esq., S Clerk ; Silas V. Miller, Esq., Sheriff. e 0 Friday, Dec. 10.—Margaret Muendlein vs. Ed -0 ward Bell, appeal from Justice Pilert; judgment 1 bolow for Bell for $58.30 ; judgment of nol pros. The Northern Central Railway Company vs. Thos. t Jones, appeal from Justice Pole; judgment below for Jones for S7O and costs reversed, and judg -0 ment for Jones for S4O and costs. Richard B. 0 Stewart vs. Ann Buckman; judgment extended i for plaintiff for $254.16. John Stinson vs. Daniel 0 D. Watters; judgment extended for plaintiff for f $244.49. i Saturday, Dec. 11.—Thomas D. Davis vs. The Philadelphia, AVilmington and Baltimore Rail road ; motion for new trial granted. Monday, Dec. 13.—Henry Mast vs. Dr. James F. H. Gorsuch; action to recover damages for al leged unskilifni * -f/uiurieß sustained by especially for fa.lu r<)f a8 claimed * . J,.„„erly reduce a fracture of Ijaiutlff-c , m at the elbow, and thereby rescuing in a stiff arm; i. case on trial before a jury. Tuesday, Dec. 14. —Henry Mast vs. Dr. James F. H. Gorsuch; action for damages; still on trial. Wednesday, Dec. 15.—The damage case of Mast vs. Gorsuch; still on trial. Thursday, Dec. 16.—Mast vs. Gorsuch; action for damages; still on trial. The opinion of the Court of Appeals in the case of AA r m. H. Richard son, convicted of libeling Judge Fowler, has been received in the Clerk’s office here. Sentence will :, probably be passed by Judge AVatters, before whom the case was tried, but at what time has not yet been made known. An Awful Problem Solved at Last. Williamsport Grit. ’• The time for a young man to pop the question 8 is 10 o’clock in the morning, in the full glare of '- the morning sun, with the influence of coffee and e rolls still lingering about them and with every > freckle plainly visible, r Cold Waves Forming in Vermont. Courier-Journal. d It is understood that Mr. Edmunds has sworn that not until his hair grows again will he attempt 1 to be sociable at a funeral. i- g Benedict’s Wife Away for a Day. * Truth. *1 Long, pointed finger-nails are in fashion. This will enable henpecked husbands to come up to the n scratch, as usual. o A Beautiful Calendar. —We have received from Mr. A. Sternberg, wholesale and retail liquor dealer, 162 Forest street, Baltimore, a very hand * some calendar, gotten up in the shape of a fire ® screen and elaborately embellished with birds, Y flowers, landscapes, Ac., with his holliday an '* nouncements upon the back. Mr. Sternberg keeps s a most completo stock of the best goods in his line, Y suitable for tho season, to which he invites the at- D tendon of private families and dealers generally. ® Every customer will be presented with one of these unique and attractive calendars for 1887. a A Surprise for Christmas. —The publishers of * that bright and interesting Magazine, known as The Home Journal, will actually send it for three months on trial free, as a Holiday Gift, to every one sending them at once their address and three ■t 2-cent stamps for postage, etc. As the regular - price of this popular publication is SI.OO, every * reader should grasp tho golden opportunity, and - address immediately, The Home Journal, Buf -8 FALO, N. Y. 8 The Go-Ahead Clothiers, Oehm A Son, offer for a short time a genuine AVatorbury watch with r every cash purchase exceeding $9. For particu * lars refer to advertisement in another column. 24 7 three-story warehouses, corner of Pratt and nan * over streets, brimful of bargains in men's, youths’ and boys’ clothing. l Hand-Made Shoes. —Alfred Phipps, on Dela s ware avenue, in rear of Wheeler’s Hotel, Towson i, town, makes to measure all kinds of Ladies’ and t Gents’ Shoes and Boots. Correot styles and fit e guaranteed. Repairing promptly done. * MARRIAGES. • SHAFFER—SHEARER.—At St Luke’s Luther i an parsonage, Hampden, Balto. county, Dec. r 10, 1886, by Rev. AA’illiam Kelly, pastor, Geo. * AA r . M. Shaffer to Laura J. Shearer. * FISHER—ALLEN.—On December 2, 18S6, by the same minister, Charles L. Fisher to Mary E. Allen, all of Hampden. r LEE—ALLEN. —By Rev. Henry Nice, at AA’ard’s Church, North Branch, Baltimore county, Dec. ’ 8, Robert E. Lee and Miss Annie L. Allen. . MARKLEY—MUMMA. —At the parsonage, near Fork, Balto. county, on tho 9th inst., by Rev. s O. C. Marriott, AA’illiam S. Markley and Lydia f Mumma, both of Baltimore county. | DEATHS. Deaths Free — Tributes, >tc., 10 cts. a Dine J TAYLOR.—Entered into rest, on Sunday morn ing, December 12, 1886, George T., aged 30 years, second son of George E. and Mary V. Taylor. ' FROCK.—On Friday, December 10, Mary A., in '• the 69th year of her age, roliot of Samuel Frock. 0 SAUMENIG.—On 11th December, Alexander, ' son of 11. AY. and S. C. Saumenig. 11 MORRISON.—At AVoodensburg, on December 12, *1 AVilliam Morrison, in the 62d year of his age. n HAMMOND.—On December 12, at his late resi r denco, Powhatan, Baltimore county, John D. 1 Hammond, in the 63d year of his age. n EDAVARDS.—Departed this life, suddenly, on December 10, 1886, Charles H. Edwards, in his 45th year. i- AKEIIURST.—On the evening December Bth, !, after a lingering illness, Mrs. Louisa Akehurst, d wife of Alexander Francis, in the 53d year of her age. k BAKER.—At Harrisonville, Baltimore county, it on Thursday morning, 16th December, 1886, 1, Julia Baker, aged 71 years, wife of Richard e Baker. J HUNTER.—On Sunday, Nov. 21st, 1886, George e Bosley, infant son of Peter S. and Clarinda Hunter. Miscellaneous. -OUR- Holiday Gifts! Our determination to effect a speedy clearanoe of our immense stock of thoroughly Reliable and Stylish Men’s and Boys’ AYINTER CLOTH ING before taking inventory, has induced us to present WATCH with Every Retail Cash Purchase ex ceeding $9.00. These watches are the genuine AYaterbury stem winders, are warranted excellent time keepers (not a toy), and are sold by jewelers at $3.50. From to-day until further notice we give them to you abso lutely and positively For Nothing with Every Retail Cash Purohase exceeding $9.00. 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May 1,’86y. HEADQUARTERS FOR Fruit Jais and Jelly Tumblers. Louis Kaufmann, 141 N. GAY STREET, Four doors below Exeter Street, Baltimore, A very fine Silver- Sfess- Plated Napkin Ring* nice lot of Moss Bud Tea Sets, Gold Edge, . English Printed Tea " T i l ll lll'itfHWW**’* - Sets, 44 pieees, $4. We also handle a nice assort ment of S winging Lamps at the very bottom prices. Don’t forget the Name and Number,"®^ LOUIS KAUFMASS’S MAMMOTH CHINA STORE, 141 W. Gay Street, near Exeter. July 10,’86y. OYSTER SALOON! Having fitted up rooms in the store of Mr. Rudi ger, I am prepared to xm)J ■Lr n * P nSflgJr Prime Salt Water Oysters IH EVERY STYLE. Oysters on Half Shell a Specialty. Parties attending court will find my saloon very convenient. Meals at all hours. supplied with Raw or Fried Oys ters at short notice. BEHJ. HICKS, Proprietor, Oct. 16.—tf. TOWSONTOWN. To>]in T- l^uLller, FASHIONABLE JL IBC ATTB Job, 182 N. Cay Street, Next door to E. G. Hipsley A Co.’s Grocery Store, BALTIMORE, Md. Styles, Good Articles and Low Price*. De0.12,’85y. Money to loan ON MORTGAGE. SIO,OOO TO LOAN ON FIRST-CLASS security, at 6 per oent., in sums and at times to suit borrower. Apply to YELLOTT A OFFUTT, Attorneys, Ac., Towsontown, Md. 0et.30,’86y. TO LOAN. $5,700 TO LOAN IN SUMS TO SUIT, ON FIRST MORTGAGE. Apply to JAMES J. LINDSAY, Attorney at Law, Room 1, Masonio.Building, Apl. 25.—tf.) Towsontown, Md. NEGOTIATED, |!| $3,250, $3,000, $2,100,11,100, SI,OOO TO LOAN ON FIRST MORTGAGE, IN SUMS TO SUIT. FARMS FOR SALE. Apply to S. PARKER BOSLEY, Sept. 18.—tf.) Towsontown, Md. jyjONEY TO LOAN. Money to loan on Mortgage sit sum* of from SSOO to $5,000. Apply to H. L. BOWEN, Real Estate Agent, Towsontown, Md. Nov. 4.— tf. AAA TO loan on county or PROPERTY, IN SUMS TO SUIT, AT LOW RATES. R. W. TEMPLEMAN & Cf 37 Lexington St., Baltimore eitv May 18.—tf.