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TOVVSON. M<l. Saturday, - - March 24, 1900. L9NGNECKER BROS.. Editor* nd Proprietor*. SI.BO per annum—in advance. PfMtagtpre paid. Xo *ub*cription taken for leu* than tix month*. LOCAL ITEMS. SALES ADVERTISED IN “THE ONION.” Monday, March 20, by Aug. C. Hoffman, on the ?i remises, the real estate of the late August loffman, on the Dover road, 4th district. Wednesday, March 28. by L. B. Kemp, John B. Ramsey and Jesse Sliogluff, trustees, near Garrison, 3d district, the farm stock, imple ments, etc., of Horace Sllngluff. Thursday, March 29, by Mrs. M. Tilghman, near Loreley, 11th district, horses, cows, hogs, larm Implements, etc. Monday, April 2. by John Somme:field, at Hall’s Springs, Harford road, horses, cows,harness, wagons, dairy fixtures, etc. Tuesday, April 8, by F. P. Goodwin, in Reisters town, horses, mules, carriages, wagons, etc. Tuesday, April 3, by John G. Erdman.Executor, at the Court House door, a tract of 60 acres of woodland, on the Belalr road. Wednesday. April 4, by Wm. E. Howard, at Wil low Mill. Western Run turnpike, house and lot and blacksmith and wheelwright shops ; also, a lot of personal property. Thursday. April 6, by Geo. W. Carr, half a mile west of Parkton, N. C. R. K., dairy cows and other stock, dairy fixtures, etc. Tuesday, April 10, by George R. Sargeant, attor ney, at the Court House door, a farm of 83>4 acres. In Long Green Valley. Wednesday, April 11. by Harry E. Mann, attor ney, on the premises, suburban property on v.n tiff city limits. —► Corn sold by the quantity this week in Towson at 12.40 per barrel. —►The Legislature will adjourn lioally one week from next Monday—April 2d. —► Thomas B. Wheefer, assessor for the Bth district, this week made a return aggregaiing *14,878. —lt was Josh Billings who said: “It is dreadful easy to be a phool. A man kan be one and not know it.” —►Wheat took a little rise this week and Monday it was quoted at 734. On the same day last year it was 71i. —► A carrier pigeon came to the jail in Tow fon a few days ago. A tag on its leg bears these marks: M. H.OB, 3. -—►Nancy Myers, of Boring, Baltimore county, has secured a Government pension at the rate of *l2 per month. —►Bishop Paret will visit Trinity Church, Towson, Tuesday. April 17th, and administer the rite of confirmation of 5 p. m. —►There are n few Christian Scientists in Towson—firm believers in that faith or doc trine, whatever it may be termed. —► Governor Smith hasdesignated Wednes day, April 11th, as Arbor Day and there should be a general observance of it. —► Wednesday last, 21st inst., was the first day of spring and the temperature was any thing else than mild and springlike. —►The 76th annual session of the Mary land M. P. Conference will commence at Westminster, Md., Wednesday, April 4th. —A woman in Baltimore was this week fined *2O for opening her husband’s letters. This should prove a warning to other curious females. ►Baltimore Conference of the M. E. Church will be held in the Metropolitan Church, Washington, D. C., commencing , April 4th. —►The present week has been an unnsnally dull oue in Towson. Few strangers have j been about and very little business has been done in the court. —►The men in this county who have been appointed justices of the peace by Governor Smith will assume the duties of their office j on the Ist of May next, —►There are prospects for a new and modern j hotel in Towson. Such an establishment is ] badly needed here and we believe it would ( prove a paying enterprise. , —►The oyster supper and bazar in the hall < at Glen-Arm, under the auspices of Bethany i Lodge, I. O. O. F., will be continued this (Sat- i urday) evening, March 24th. a P. H. McCormick, whose stock farmtS-fiear Belair, last week sold a Guernsey t cow, 7 years'ol^for *375. The Guernsey j breed appears to be'looking up. t —►The ladies of Slavs’ Chapel, Chestnut J Ridge, will hold an oyster supper at the t church, on the evenings of April 4th, sth and £ 6th, to which a generol invitation is extended. t —►William McKinley is the name of the a fireman of a public school building in Balti more. And he was arrested a few days ago s had^CeetTarTassis tan t Tnspector ol the wafer j patrol under the City Water Department, has v lost his job. He received a salary of *IOO per q month. . • * prof. E. C. Chenoweth, principal of the q school at Eklo, 6th district, is arranging to hold a festival in the Odd Fellows Hall at „ that place, on the evenings of April stb, bth i and 7th. 1 ►There were a number of deaths in Bal- , timore county last week of persons whose ( ages ranged from 75 to 80 odd. The month of , March appears to be a bard one upon the aged | and infirm. , . . . t —►Spring styles are already beginning to t Bbow themselves, but the weather is not yet quite right for an elaborate display of new finery. Much of this will be saved up for Easter Bunday. ... . „ ! —►Applications for licenses to sell liquor for one vear from May Ist, 1900, are now being filed at the County Clerk’s office. The names j of the applicants will be published in The ( Union. April 7th. _ . . . ►On Butlday night last Bishop Paret vist- ( ted St. Mary’s P. E. Church, Rolaud avenue, | Hampden, and confirmed a class of seventy two persons. Rev. F. Ward Denys is the rec tor of the church. —♦A man was arrested in Baltimore this week for having in his possession *650 worth of postage stamps. Perhaps he is the gentle man who makes periodical visits to the Cock eysville postoffice. —►The several good days of this week have had a noticeable effect on the country roads. After all is said and done Old Sol, assisted by the light spring winds, is the best and most re liable road-mender. —►The attendance at the public school at Arlington, 3d district, has fallen off very much, due to the presence of measles and other dis eases. There has been much sickness in that neighborhood lately. . —► After Saturday, March 31st, the price of the shares of stock of The United Milk Pro ducers’ Association of Baltimore City will be increased from one dollar to one dollar and fifty cents per share. —►Very little business is being done at the present term of the Circuit Court. It is usu ally a short term and those of the juror who are farmers are always anxious to get home to tackle their spring work. —►The reign of the ground-hog is over, but he gave us good and plenty of weather while it lasted. The believer in this theory has bad his faith strengthened by what we have expe rienced in the past six weeks. ►The Reformed Mennomtes will hold ser vices in the hall at Lauraville, Harford road, Sunday, March 25th, at 7.30 p. si. Preaching by Henry B. Strickler, of Waynesboro, Pa. A cordial invitation is extended. The Baltimore Building and Loan Asso ciation has been placed in the hands of a re ceiver, who has bonded in the sum of *IOO,OOO. Many of the stockholders of this association are residents of Baltimore county. —►Col. Robert Hough, secretary, has re ceived a large number of entries for the run ning races at Pimlico under the auspices of new Steeplechase Association. These will not be made public until after April 7th. ►William Getterman, or the 10th district, was on Monday declared to be insane by a jury and the court ordered that he be confined in an asylum. He is a German and said to be well connected in his native country. —►Hereafter road supervisors will be re quired to make affidavit to all bills presented by them to the County Commissioners and they will also be required to tile monthly vouchers of all moneys expended by them. —* Thomas A. Jackson, who lived on the Bull property at Walbrook, was instantly killed on Wednesday last by a cart load of wood upsetting upon him. He was 49 years of age and leaves a widow and five children. —► Whenever the country roads are men tioned just now strong language is called for. But they are no worse this spring than they have been for fifty years. This, however, is saying verv little for onr boasted “civilisation. Mr.'Samuel A. Parks, a young farmer near Towson, this week sold a lot of fine clover seed of his own growing to Mr. William A. Lee. The standard for clover seed is 60 pounds to the bushel and it is now worth 8 cents a poem entitled “March," by Con stance Fenimore Woolson, which appears on the first page of The Ukion today, is pub lished at the request of a well known member of the bar. It is seasonable and well worth readmg^ w j, o was week con victed of manslaughter for the killing of John J. Moan, was on Tuesday sentenced by Judge Burke to six years in the penitentiary. The affair occurred at St. Helena, 12th district, Oc tober Bth, 1899. , . —*lf the new Baltimore county road law now before the Legislature should pass it will not go into eflect until January, 1901. it pro vides for a road engineer at $2,000 salary and SI,OOO expenses, and this feature is not thought well of by many. ... . *The County Commissioners this week passed an order that Bellona avenue, at Lake Station, N. C. R. R., where the road is being shifted from the west to the east side of the tracks, shall be closed to travel while the work is in progress. . Within a distance of two miles north of the present city limits, on the Harford road it is said that more than twenty houses will ’be built the coming summer. Property along that thoroughfare has been enjoying a boom for some time. —►There is an epidemic of colds or grip | prevailing in Towson and it seems that al most everyone is riore or less affected. Many i have been obliged to call in the services of I physicians, while others content themselves | with home remedies. —*lt will require about *40,000 to build the proposed boulevard on Park Heights avenue and a number of enterprising citizens of Bal timore have gone to work to raise that sum by private subscription. Tbe boulevard will be about 14 miles in length. —► Mr. Patrick Reddington, who now owns the Jacob Wisner farm, east of Towson, has ; cut away all the woods and bruA on tbe north j side of the Cromwell’s bridge road, thereby improving the appearance of his property and | opening up a view of the valley. — lt is always well to consult the adver tising columns of The Union. They are pa tronized by the public generally and those who use them as a medium to let the public know what they have for sale, etc., nearly always find the results satisfactory. —► Early last Saturday morning the tem perature along the line of the Northern Cen tral Railway, north of Phoenix, was between zero and 3 above. At Butler, on the Western Run turnpike, it stood at zero, making it one of the coldest mornings of the winter. —►Rev. Edward Hayes, pastor of Long Green Circuit, will preach a special sermon to tbe members of Bethany Lodge, I. O. O. F., in theirhall at Glen-Arm, Sunday, March 25th, at 11 a. m. The publicis cordially invited and every member of the lodge is urged to be present. —►The will of the late D. Buchanan Mer ryman, which was executed February 28th, 1899, has been admitted to probate in Balti more and letters granted to the widow, Mrs. Bessie Love Merryman, to whom the entire estate is bequeathed. Mr. Merryman left no children. —►Col. M. W. Offutt will remodel and im prove tbe house and other buildings on the "Highlands” property he lately purchased from Dr. G. M. Bosley, in the western suburbs of Towson. The alterations will be made under the direction of Mr. Thomas C. Kenne dy, architect. —TJiomna XT. Wright Im J uat rounding out bis fifth year as a pastor of Epsom Metho dist Protestant Church, Towson, and in that time there has not been a death in his congre gation. This is rather a remarkable record, but it must be admitted that the congregation is not a large one. —►Mr. G. O. Wilson has sold the fine young stallion Jarl 28413, that has been at Notchclin Stock Farm for a short time, to Mr. Richard Cromwell, Jr. He is by Allerton, 2:094, dam Flora McGregor, dam of Elloree, 2:084. Jarl is a handsome brown, 10 bands, and will weigh 1,100 pounds. _ —►Col. J. Thomas C. Hopkins, of the Bel air bar, has in his possession an interesting document in the shape of a marriage certificate of his great-grandfather, dated 1769. The Bel air Democrat says it contains the names of some of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of that county. —► A Baltimore county postmaster wrote as follows to the Department in Washington: "Pleas except my resination of p m of the govment at this town i haf bin alected j of the peace & school trustee said duties perventing me from bitin off more than i can chaw by tryin to kill three burds with 1 ston." —►The real estate of the late George L. Anderson, situated on the west side of the York turnpike, opposite Texas, was offered at public sale on Thursday, by the heirs, and withdrawn on a bid of *2,500. Mr. Frank E. Anderson bought the blacksmith shop prop erty. upon which there is a small ground rent, i for *275. —►Thomas Hopkins, who was convicted at Belair of the charge of passing a forged check i for *SO on the Henry Reckord Manufacturing i Company, was this week sentenced by Judge i Watters to five years in the penitentiary and to restore the amount of the check. Hopkins, i who is a young man, was arrested at Towson i two or three months ago. | —►The jury in tbe case of Mary E. Brice against the estate of Joseph Ashton, deceased, tried last week at Belair, failed to agree and I was discharged. The plaintiff claimed *5 per ( month for domestic services to the late Mr. I Ashton for a period of twenty-seven years. 1 Messrs. W. Gill Smith and Z. H. Isaac, of Tow- t son, represented the plaintiff. 1 —► Rodger W.Brooks,a highly respected and t industrious young colored man, died at his t home in Towson, on Wednesday, after a few t days’ Illness from pneumonia.’ He was a t nephew of Albert Brooks, sexton of Trinity i Church, Towson, by whom he was raised, i He had been coachman at the Sheppard Asy- t lum several years. A wife and two children survive him. i —►The finest and best equipped farm team c that travels the York turnpike is owned by r Mr. Isaac Price, near Mantua Mills, 4th dis trict. It is composed of five fat and sleek bay s horses, all of them having been raised by t their owner, and they bear a striking resem- r blance to each other. The harness is kept in 1: the best possible condition and everything t about the team is complete. —►The funeral of Mr. Abraham Cole of L., o Who died at hi hnmfl in Wbpvlit on j : PrimL r — Z * - aaa T vices in the presence of a large congregation. The pall bearers- were Messrs. John Bond, * Alfred Cole, J. Baseman Davis, Peter Kessler, l Thomas C. Pearce and Howard Crowther. v —►School Commissioner Krout has written e a letter to the Countv Commissioneas in which he says that if the bill now before the Leg is- v lature, providing for an additional teacher t when the pupils in a school exceed 30 instead i of 40. as at present, that the annual cost of r maintaining the schools will be increased at 3 least *25,000. If this is so it would simply be i an outrage on the people. This is a matter ! that should be looked after at once. Lay Delegates From Baltimore County, t —The annual convention of the Layman’s As- j sociation of the Baltimore Conference of the t M. E. Church will be held in Wesley Chapel, Washington, D. 0.. Thursday, April sth. The ’ following delegates and alternates have been I chosen from Baltimore county : ] Baltimore Circuit—John Cowan, Arthur i Chenoweth, John Black, Charles T. Platt, Samuel Marshall and Richard McGinniss. Roland Park—C. T. Marsden and John W. ■ Pulis. i Towson—Charles E. Treadwell. , Glyndon—Dr. John W. White and T. Reese Arnold. _ . _ , Hunt’s—W. A. Martin, James A Seipp, , George Forward and Richard Musgrove. Mt. Washington—Harry 8. Blake, James W. Beall, E. B. Rohrbaugh, J. B. Wherly and W. J. Johnson. Govanstown —John I. Anderson and James M. Davis. * Patapsco Station—William T. Hackett and Harry T. Hopkins. Hereford Circuit—Willim N. Foster, G. Al bert Mays. Lewis M. Bacon, J. E. Benson and John B. Hunter; alternates—J. L. Benson, James B. Ensor, William 8. Arnold, Benja min G. Miller and W. W. C. Stewart. Arlington—George W. Felter, Jacob Shock ney andC. E. Hoffman. Walbrook—B. John Georee and Francis Sanderson ; alternates—W. E. Reed and W. 8. Catonsvilie—B. O. Frizzell and Charles E. Whitney. . „ „ Summerfield Circuit—James N. Monroe, Joseph Pierpont, James A. Sakers and William C. Kiddle. Queer Things About the Delinquent Subscriber.— Tbe delinquent subscriber, like the procrastinator who never does that today which he can put off till tomorrow, is always getting the "worst of it.” An Arizona editor puts the case thus : "Last week a delinquent subscriber said he would pay up if he lived till Saturday. He died. Another said, T will see vou tomorrow.’ He went blind that night. Still another said, ‘I will pay you this week or go to the devil.’ He’s gone!” This reminds us of an experience we had with a delinquent subscriber a eonple of years ago, says an ex change. The panic had “struck” him prettv hard and while he was unable to pay in ad vance, he wanted us to continue sending the paper and he "would pay as soon as he threshed his oats.” It was then oats harvest. Not hearing from him we "called him up” in about six months, reminding him of his prom ise and he promptly replied that he had “fed the oats up, 9traw and all 1” Well, tbe next spring, when he was putting out another crop of oats, a peskish mule which he had fed lib erally all winter on oats, “straw and all,” kicked him in the stomach and he has been an angel ever since 1 Report of the Late Grand Jury.— The Grand Jury for the March term of court ad journed on the 16th inst., after a session of ten days. They reported that during their sitting they docketed 40 cases, found 17 true bills and dismissed 28 cases, and released 8 prisoners from jail. They visited the jail and found 16 prisoners serving sentences and awaiting trial. They recommend that the law allowing con stables $2.50 per day to appear before the grand jury be repealed; that the bill before the Leg islature establishing a road engineer should not become a law; that the bill before the General Assembly to require the County Com missioners to keep within the appropriation for each specific item be enacted into a law. They also advise the increase in the appropria tions asked for the offices of the Sheriff and Treasurer of Baltimore county, and also favor the proposed change in regard to the length of the term of the County Commissioners from six years to two years. Sporty Cockeysville Again.—A dispatch from Cockeysville to the Baltimore American, dated March 22d, says: "A sparring contest for points took place under the auspices of the West End Athletic Club to-nigbt at the Odd Fellows’ Hall, between Danny Hill, of West Baltimore, and John Thompson, of Texas, Baltimore county, for the championship of Baltimore county and gate receipts. The men sparred at 140 pounds weight, using six-ounce gloves. A preliminary contest, consisting of ten rounds, between Raymond Coates and Henry Latimore, took place to decide the heavy-weight championship of West Balti more. The latter bout was declared a draw. Of the regular sparring contest Thompson won in four rounds, using his opponent up badly in twelve minutes. Charles Altvator, of Balti more, was referee, and Jerry Hill, time-keeper. Chief A. T. Streett and Officers Moore and Scott were present. About two hundred were present.” i Fork, 11th District.—Fork Improvement Association held last Saturday, 17th inst., its annual meeting and elected Mr. John Arthur, ’ president, and Mr. W. P. Reckord, secretary and treasurer. The meeting was well attended. The business of importance to be considered was the proper improvement of the road from this place to Baldwin Station, B. & L. R. R. A committee of five—Messrs. John Arthur, W. P. Reckord, I). H. Harlan, George W. Yellott and Dr. James F. H. Gorauch—was ap pointed to confer with the County Commis sioners and Mr. Frank Kearney, road super visor, with a view to having the bed properly graded and widened where needed before the stone is placed thereon. Mr. H. J. Lilly has consented to have the road widened along bis property from near Watkins’ corner, a distance of about a-half mile. This is needed much as wagons cannot pass in a number of places. The association wants the road bed graded so as to make it high in the middleand sloping to each side; then rolled well before applying the crushed stone. When this is done it re quires less material and tbe road will then stand for years, as the water falling upon it goes down through the stone to the hard dirt and runs off to each side, whereas if this is not done and the stone put on the road with out being properly rounded up, the water lays under the stone, saturates tne dirt and the stone and the mud work up, making a con tinuation of holes or long ruts. This plan is the common way of putting stone on nearly all roads in the county. We have the best piece of road in the State, constructed by Prof. Harrison, of the Govern ment Road Commission, being a-half mile in length between Kingsville and this place. This was built in 1898 and Fork Improvement As sociation was the means of having it done. The part of the road starting from Fork was stoned without being properly graded, and it is continually getting full of holes and has water lying in the middle. There isanother piece of sample road in front of Shirley Hall, construc ted a number of years ago. It is properly gra ded, high in the middle and is as good today as when made, nothing having been done to it since. Just below, between the hall and this Rlace, tbe road bed was left level and stoned i this w ay and It la always getting full of boles. It is poor economy to macadamize a road improperly. It appears that few who have charge of the roads in tbe different districts have observed these facts, but keep on in the old way—putting stone in mud holes. The County Commissioners should agree to break and apply all stone given to the county. In this way each farmer could have a good road in front of his property by hauling the stone when needed, instead of dumping them into fence corners where they prevent him from properly cleaning his fence rows. Two objects could thus be accomplished—good roads and neat farms. The countv should cease buying stone and let the people in each community who want good roads give them, as did those living along the old Belair road from Kingsville to the Har rord county line. They not only gave the stone but also subscribed money to help pay to break them. Nearly all of these people are thrifty Germans and they appreciate a good thing. Mr. Leonard Hoelzer, an aged tailor living at Watkins’ corner for many years, was buried at Fork M, E. Church on Tuesday. Rev. Charles E. Guthrie, of Baltimore, will lecture in Fork M. E. Church, Thursday even ing, 29th instant. Subject—" People We Nev er Meet.” This is a fine lecture and all should hear it. Mr. Guthrie is one of the principal opponents in Baltimore to the changing of the present Sunday law. Fork Literary and Debating Society, at its last meeting, discussed the question, “Resolv ed, That no person should be convicted upon circumstantial evidence.” Decided in the af firmative. Itseemsto beafact that men should not be convicted upon purely circumstantial evidence, as many cases are of record where the innocent have suffered and the guilty gone free. R. Sherwood, N. R. R. R.—The past week the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company has been removing the old polls through this section and replacing them with heavier and taller ones, the old poles being too light to carry the increased number of wires. Mr. Denis Carter, of Baynesville, is furnishing the new poles. Last week Mr. Carter shipped from this station some very large white oak trees to New York city, where they will be used in the erection of piers. These trees measured from 50 to 60 feet in length and it was necessary to lash two cars together to carry them. Mr. Herbert Talbott, second boss of this di vision of the Northern Central Railway, is confined to his home here with an attack of rheumatism. The heavy snow of last week made fine sleighing in this section and many enjoyed it but the sport was of short duration, due to a rapidly rising temperature. The sudden thaw has left some of our roads in wretched condi tion. Charles Coale, son of Mr. Charles H. Coale, of this place, who was reported some time ago thnr>of his recovery was entertained. Mr. Joseph Smith, day watchman at Sher wood crossing, who was reported sick at his home in Lutherville, returned to his work but was again taken sick and was obliged to give up again. Mr. I. M. Parr, Jr., is having an artesian well bored on the property lately purchased by his father, Mr. Henry A. Parr, from Mr. Henry Kellogg. It is said that a fine summer residence will be erected on this tractfor young Mr. Parr. The site is located between the res idences of Mr. T. Edward Hambleton and Mr. Kellogg. , . Mr. E. W. Levering, whose summer home is located at Sherwood, and who was very sick at his residence in Baltimore, is much im proved. He was obliged to undergo an opera tion at the Eye and Ear Hospital. Mr. Francis T. Homer, of this place, who was called away to Europe on professional business, is not expected home until the latter part of April. He is a member of the Balti more law firm of Willis & Homer. T. Long Green, 11th District.—The snow of Thursday, 15th inst., made the best sleighing of the past winter and it continued until Mon day morning when the snow disappeared very rapidly under a warm rain. Sleighs were much in demand and even bob sleds were called out. One of the latter, with a team of four, took a party of young people to the lyce um at Fork on Friday night. Mr. Peter Nafzinger has relinquished farm ing, having rented his farm to his son, Mr. Moses Nafzinger. Mr. Nafzinger came here from Pennsylvania when a young man oyer fifty years ago and bought the farm on which he still resides. t . . Mr. Eugene Rinehart has bought 20 head of cows, farm implements and provender from Mr. A. G. Jones, a retail milk dealer in Balti more who formerly rented a farm nearGatch’s Church, on the Belair road, and has removed tbe same to the farm of his father-in-law, Mr. Alexander Francis, from which he will supply Mr. Jones with milk for his route in the city. c A meeting of taxpayers and others interested r in the improvement of tbe road leading from j Long Groen Station to the Dulany’s Valley f Sike has been called for Saturday evening, j larch 24th. at 7.30 o’clock, at Slade’s shops. Unionville. Through an earnest and active movement we are encouraged to believe the improvement of the road can be effected. All J interested should make it a point to be at this I ra The n family of Mr. A. G. Kolk are just re covering from an attack of tonsilitis, every member having been affected. Mrs. Bernard Bowers has returned home • after having spent the winter in the city with her daughter, Mrs. J. E. Rufenacht. No doubt Mr. Solomon Yoder will be at the I road meeting above referred to as his team, with a load of potatoes, became stuck in the mud on that road on Tuesday night and he bad to call some of his neighbors out of bed to help Lira up the bill. Charles Springer, employed by Mr. Peter Nafzinger, has captured 37 skunks this winter. The skins of these animals are worth from 35 cents to $1.50 each, but we don’t envy him the job of removing the pelts. S. Rayvllle, oth District.—The heavy snow storm of the 15th instant was followed on Sun day by the thermometer creeping down to zero _a temperature seldom reached so near the vernal equinox in this latitude. Sleighing was excellent on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and the jingle of the bells could be heard in all directions. Monday morning it began to rain and on the following day the ground was bare again, except where it had drifted heavily. The inclement weather of last week ma terially operated against the success of the oyster supper and festival held in the hall on the 15th, 16th and 17th, by the public school of this village. , , The removal from this place of Mr. Thomas Bull leaves tbe village without a blacksmith. Mr. R. R. Davis, the owner of the shop and who has been unable to follow his trade for nearly two years, will rent the shop and tools i to any good mechanic who may apply. We have an excellent wheelwright and also a i vacant house in the village. This is one of the best stands for a smith in the district. Moving is now the order of the day. Last l Tuesdav Mr. William Bakermoved from Eklo ■ toMr. H.M. Gore’s paper mill. f Mr. Elmer Bull will remove from Mr. Adam i Bailey’s farm to a property in the sth district. There is considerable sickness now prevail ing in this community. . Several assistant teachers were dropped on the 16th instant from the public schools of this I district. ~ , .. , Mr. and Mrs. George A. Galloway have the i sympathy of the people of this community for . the loss of their house and outbuildings by fire last week. lam imformed that there is an m r su ranee of about $3,000 upon tbe buildings, j From the number of applicants aspiring for 3 the school examinership and assistant exam r inership when the new* law takes effect, May j Ist, the new Board of School Commissioners 3 should be careful to make the best selection . possible. • j Prices at the Eastern Hay Scales. The j following were the quotations at the Eastern Hav Scales, Baltimore, on Thursday: Timo '. thv hay, per ton, sls.ooand sl7 ; clover hay, sls i to sl6; wheat straw,s7.so to $8.50; rye straw, e sl3 to sls; oat straw, $7.50 to $8.50; corn, per bbl., $2.45 to $2.50. t Perry Hall, 11th District.—Mrs. Augusta a Smith, wife of Mr. John Smith, of White •, Marsh, departed this life on the 15th inst. Her j funeral took place at the Lutheran Church here on Sunday morning.thepastor, Rev. Wm. I Zeiler, conducting tbe services. Mrs. Smith, i who was a member of the church, was also a member of tbe ladies’ aid society, which turn ed out in a body to pay the last tribute to their . friend. The attendance at the funeral was - large. She was a daughter of Mr. John Klaus - myer, of Kingsville, who has been very sick - and was unable to attend the funeral. Mr. r Fred. Schntz, of Upper Falls, had charge of 3 the funeral arrangements. Mr. Wm. Smith, j who was recently appointed a justice of the > peace for tbe 11th district, is a son of the de -5 ceased. s Mr. John Voueiff, who lived near Necker, and whose home was recently destroyed by > fire, as reported in The Union at the time, has ) rented and removed to a house here. He will ; rebuild as soon as be settles with the insurance company. i Application will be made for a license for a saloon at Venzke’s place, which is located t about 100 yards from the public school house, i which is attended daily by about 125 children. Should this license be granted it will be the I third saloon within a distance of one mile. About the middle of next month Mr. Emil Venzke will retire from storekeeping and re i move to his farm, near White Marsh. Mrs. Kate Winkler has rented her property to Mr. Julius Grabus and removed to Balti more. Mr. Grabus is supervisor of the section of the Baltimore and Jerusalem turnpike be tween Perry Hall and Jerusalem. Perry. I a Ruhl’s P. 0., 6th District.—The unex pected fall of snow last week knocked the smithereens out of all preparations to begin spring plowing. Several runaways have occured within a day or two. Keeny’s mill team broke the tongue out of the sled to which it was attached and one of the horses was injured by jumping a fence. The harness of Mr. Mays’ team break ing caused his horses to run away from near Ruhl’s postoffice to Oakland,N.C.R.R. They then continued down the railroad track to the old Bono Mill, a distance of over three wiles, without injury to themselves. Mr. Orric Palmer and familv, of Hampden, are visiting relatives in this section. Mr. George D. Owings, who has been sick, is recovering under the skillful treatment of Dr. Stone. Mr. George Walker is still suffering with dropsy, which is baffling the skill of his phy sician. Mr. Bupp will likely be appointed postmaster at Rnhl’B in the place of Mr. Bradenbaugh, who is going to remove to Harford county. Mr. J. N. Palmer and family will become residents of New Freedom, Pa., shortly. At Mr. Joseph Ruby's public sale, conducted by our popular auctioneer, Wm. N. Mays, good prices were realized. Mr. Mays also auction eered the large sale of stock, of Mr. W. E. Wineholt and obtained big prices for mules and other stock. G. Upper Falls, llch District.—Mrs. M. Alice Dyer, who had been sick for some time, died on the 14th instant, at the residence of her father, Mr. Alfred Crossmore. Her funeral took place at Loreley M. E. Church, on Satur day, 17th, at 10 a. m., and was largely attended. Interment at Camp Chapel. Mrs. Dyer was a faithful member of Loreley M. E. Church many years and she will be greatly missed. One son and one daughter survive her and they have the sympathy of the community generally. Mr. Rumsey Barton, who was manager of the Loreley property, died on the 12th instant, after a long illness from pneumonia. A widow and five children survive him. Last week people were thinking about mak ing garden and planting peas, but they sud denly changed their minds and got out their sleighs instead of their plows. ( Mrs. Charles Standiford, who had been suf fering from an attack of pheuinonia, is much improved and will soon be able to be out. Mrs. Margaret Tilghman has sold her farm, , on the Red Lion road, half a mile south of I Loreley, and will remove to Harford county. 1 She will sell her personal property on the 29th J instant. j Mr.Phcenix Standiford, of Wilmington, Del., son of Mr. Charles Standiford, of this place. ] has been visitiDg his old home here. F. H. 1 Hereford, 7th District.—There were a $ large number of cases of measles in this village and surrounding country, but the malady is j rapidly disappearing and the attendance at the public school is again daily increasing. C Charles H. Stanley will give two of his im proved cineograph entertainments in the Bap- 1 tist Church in this village, on the evenings of j April 2d and 3d. i Mr. Edward Sheppard, of Hereford, has en- J gaged in business in Baltimore. V The entertainment given at Phoenix a few nights ago by the “Juniors” of this place prov- V ed a financial success. On account of the recent deep snow and j heavy rains our public roads are just now in t very bad condition. Farmers are <ioin> Able as spring advances. Sales or neai Estate.—Mr. Thomas J. ] Haile has sold his farm, situated in the 11th district, about one mile from Knoebel post- ] office, to Mr. George Sewell, who lives near ( Woodbrook, for *5,000. It contains about 170 J acres and has ordinary improvements. . Mr. Fred, von Kapff, as trustee, has pur- ; chased about 25 acres of land near the Y ork , turnpike, north of Govanstown, from Mr. A. D. Clemens, Jr., for *10,066,07. Mr. James J. Anderson has purchased from . Mr. R. H. Anderson and others, a farm of 134 • acres, in the 7th district, for *2,500. Messrs. A. A. Sparks and G. W. Daniels have purchased from the Ashland Iron Com pany, 337 acres of land, known as the Blue Mount” property and situated at or near Blue Mount Station, N. C. Railway, at *l2 per acre. Most of the land is in wood and has no im provements. Mr. Wm. Gilmor Hoffman, re ceiver, consummated the sale. Mr. Edwin F. Abell has purchased nine lots of ground on Woodbonrne avenue, east of Govanstown, from Mr. A. D.Clemens -Tr., for *5,300. Tbeproperty is known as Woodbourne old Howard place, situated near Pikes ville and known as “Koslyn,” has been pur chased by Mrs. Richard Tyson, of Baltimore. Arbor Day.— Governor Smith has issued his proclamation designating Wednesday, April lltb, as “Arbor and Highway Day in Mary land. He says: “I do recommend that the dav be devoted by the people of this State to the planting of trees, and I especially recom mend to parents and teachers in our schools that they encourage their children or those under their influence to plant or transplant at least one forest shade tree on that day by the side of a public road or about their school house and that they be urged to study the habits and needs of our birds and their young, with a view to their preservation and increase. It is hoped by the observation of this custom to ■ . .-l • i _ nr* a _ n „„Uir<r> feom thn counteract the evil effects resulting from the rapid destruction of forests and birds in our State and to maintain a due proportion of forest land, which is essential to the comfort, health and convenience of every country.’ District Assessors—Resignations and Appointments.— The following changes took place this week among the district agents to discover new and missed property: Caleb S. Hobbs. 2d district, was appointed to succeed Wm. E. Zimmerman, declined. Edward L. Stocksdale, 6th district, vice Joshua M. Palmer, resigned. Frank H. Wilson, 11th district, succeeding George M. Haile, declined. The new ap- Kiintee, who previously held the office, is a emocrat. He was named by Colonel Taylor. The pay of district assessors, especially in the outlaying districts, is very small, hence tbe places are little sought after. They get *1 for every SI,OOO returned. Clifton Park, Harford Road.—Mr. Noah F Flitton, superintendent of Clifton Park, has made a number ot improvements on the roads running through the park during the Sast two weeks. The road leading from the lansion House past the greenhouses has been widened about eight feet. The footpath on the side of the road has been taken away, the flower beds having been moved back to effect this change. This will give a wide drive through a pretty part of the park, which was not much used formerly on account of the narrowness of the road. Similar improve ments have been made in other parts ot the park.— Sun. An Important Point in Road Proceed ings.—On Wednesday the County Commis sioners heard the petition of Ruth Ann Ensor against accepting the report of the examiners in favor of opening a new road between the York turnpike and Thornton Mill, in the Bth district. Mrs. Ensor claims that she is entitled to SSOO damages for the part of her land that would be required to open the road, and that the examiners only allowed her SSO. Mrs. Eosor's counsel, Mr. Frank I. Duncan, raised the point that two of the examiners were not freeholders in tbe county, as reuired by law. The Board reserved its decision. New Council Royal Arcanum.-On Friday night, 16th inst., Towson Council, Royal Ar canum, was organized here and the following officers chosen for tbe ensuing term: Dr. Harry S. Jarrett, past regent; Emanuel W. Herman, regent; J. Maurice Watkins, Jr., sec retary ; William P. Cole, treasurer; John S. Ensor, orator; William S. Dunphy, chaplain; W S. Keech, sentry; Robert M. war den ; John T. M. Dunning, guide; E. W. Herman, Robert J. W. Parlett and George E. Wright, trustees; representative to Grand Council, Dr. H. S. Jarrett; alternate, E. W. Herman. A New Land Company.—The Luzerne Land Company has been incorporated in Bal timore by Messrs. George H. Sargeant, Charles D. Fisher, William A. Fisher, Charles M. El linger and D. K. Este Fisher, for dealing in lands, and particularly in lands of Bernard Wisenfeld and Ellinger estates, on Luzerne street, Lakewood avenue. Chesapeake street, Patuxent street, Philadelphia road. Orleans Btreet, Jefferson street and McElderry street. Capital stock $62,000, divided into 620 shares of SIOO each. Property Transferein Baltimore County. ■ Deeds, Leases, Mortgages. Bills of Sale, etc.. SNyw for record in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Baltimore county: - . deeds, assignments, etc. Joshua Parsons to Philip HotTman. interest in lot in 3d district. $5, &c. i. K. Brannan and wife to Charles A. Meister, ru. , on Haddaway creek. 15th district, $5, &c. Charles A. Meister to Caroline Brannan, same land as above. $5, &c. canton Company of Baltimore to Baltimore p°'Pper Smelting and Bolling Co., lotsatCan ton, $13,938. Sadie A. Winters etal. to C. Atley Fowble, lot in sth district, S4OO. Indiana Ensor to James B. Ensor, 92# acres, Bth district, $5. Dear >>olt and husband to Ephraim Harris, 33# acres. Bth district. SI,BOO. Annie E. Alder and husband to Henry B. Alder, lot in Bth district, SI,OOO. Herman F. Wilms and wife to Mary J. Farmer, lot on Harford road, 9th district, $250. J- Farmer and husband to Herman F. wiims, same as above, $350. J- Farmer and husband to Carrie Wilms, 10# acres. 9th district, $5. &c. r ';alH. Miller and wife to Wm. C. Dorsey, lot in 1-th district, ground rent $35, $5, &c. jiargaret Schlempner to John A/Schlempner, t V, Catonsville. ground rent one cent. Howard et al. to Fredericks C. Helldorfer, 80 acres, 14th district, $1,500. Wm. F. Reamy to Ida Bridgman, lots on Charles street avenue, 9th district, SB,OOO. samuel Bealmear and wife to Wm. F. Beamy, lots on Charles street avenue, 9th dist., $6,000. Clarence M. Ellinger, Julian O. Ellinger and others, right of way. Fannie Kahn and husband to Clarence M. El •lner. lot in 12th district, $5, &c. "J?-• “!■linger et al, to Fannie Kahn, lots in 12th district, $5. Francis Dilworth to J. Remington Dilworth, 52 acres, 11th district, $1,700. Berman Schulz and wife to Fulton Avenue Bap fist Church, lots 13th district, $250. Adolph Vogt and wife to George Class, lot in 14th district. $225. Alfred J. Kobly to Robert Bernard and wife, part of lot in 13th district, $5, &c. Andrew B. Meyers and wife to John S. Harden, 18# acres, sth district, S6OO. John S. Harden and wife to Lee W. Gorsuch, lot as above. SSOO. Harry E. Mann, attorney, to James J. Malone, . lot at Canton. $1,525.1 James Cardinal Gibbons to Walter P. Platt, lot on Joppa road, 11th district, sl, See. Harry c. Gaither, trustee, to F. E. Schlepbake, interest in lot in Baltimore, SBOO. Mary E. Norris and husband to A. J. Jordan, 39 acres, ;th district, $1,200. Wm. H. Crusey and wife to Elizabeth A. Haines, lot in lJth district, SBOO. A. D. Clemens, Jr., and wife, to Edwin F. Abell, lots in 9th district, $5,300. Hendrick hreyer (or Draayor) to Frank Dreyer (or Draaver), 10# acres in 15th district, SSOO. Anna E. Ely et al. to Thursa M. Bond, 13 acres, 11th district, $5. A. D. Clemeis, Jr., and wife, to Jacob H. Aull, 25 4-10 acres, 9th district, ground rent S6OO. A. D. Clemens, Jr., and wife, to Frederick von Kapff, trustee, 25 4-10 acres, 9th dist., $10,666.67. J. H. Aull to Mary Clemens, same as above, $5. Theresia Von Rinteln et al. to Wilhelm Frei muth, lot at Bighlandtown, ground rent, $lO4, $1,733. Henry Schmitz, attorney, to East End L. & S. A. lot at Highiandtown, ground rent $64. SSOO. East End L. & S. A. to Patrick J. Regan, above lot, $839.29. Wm. H. Todd, sheriff, to Albert Z. Wilson, lots in 13th district, S4O. Richard H. Anderson, &c., to J. J, Anderson, 134 acres and 57 perches, 7th district, $2,500. Margaret Tilghman, &c„ to Frederick W. Josen baus and wife. 67# acres, 15th district, $2,000. George It. Willis, attorney, to John M. Neun and wife, lots at Highiandtown, ground rent S4O on each, $440. The Washington and Baltimore Land Co. to C. W. Hand, lots in Ist district, S9OO. George C. Goldman and wife to Henry M. Miller, lot in 12th district, ground rent $34, SSOO. Robert Culver to Robert Cremen, lots in 3d dis trict, sl. The Washington and Baltimore Land Co.to J.A. Hill, lots in 3d district, $5, &c. Anna E. Snyder to Anthony Thomas, 12 acres, 15th ditrict, $73. John Komendaand wife to George S. McKinley, 5# acres, 15th district, $1,400. MORTGAGES. Wm. F. Reamy to Samuel Bealmear, $1,500. Clara M. B. Stone and husband to the Clifton P. B. A., $7,800. Margaret Johnson and husbaud to W. T. James and wife, S2OO. J. It. Dilworth to Francis Dilworth, $1,700. A. S. Jordan to John W. Jefferson, S7OO. I.ee W. Gorsuch and wife to Jerome Nolte, S3OO. Frederick C. Schliephake to Wm. Galloway, SSOO. A. D. Clemens, Jr., and wife, to George G. McDowell, trustee, $4,600. Dorothea Murdock and husband to Patterson P. P. L. & B. A., $624. Patrick J. Regan to Germania P. L. & S. A., $624. Tbrusa M. Bond and husband to Fork P. L. & B. A., $450. Gottleib Schilpp to East End L. & S. A., SI,BOO. Robert J. Bauer and wife and Nellie Gerben to Equitable B. & S. A., $2,000. Frederick W. Josenhaus and wife to Margaret Tilghman et al., SI,OOO. George T. Ried to The Washington and Balti more Land Co., S9OO. Henrietta Andrae to Catonsville P. B. & L. A., #1,400. Margaret Hamilton to Wm. E. Hamilton, $650. Richard H. Marshall to Frederick F. Peters. S4OO. John Kilkenny and wife to J. W. Ayers, SSOO. Wm. J. Francis and wife to T. C. Jackson, SSOO. RELEASE OF MORTGAGES. Catonsville L. & S. A. to Frank F. Ruff. John M. Glenn to Hannah C. Harris. Clifton P. B. A. to Clara M. B. Stone and hus. Malvina D. Eldridge to Samuel Bealmear and wf. Catonsville L. & Sf A. to Bridget Donnelly. r TttT" ? —*- a- Jl.-Ki A. u. Clemens. Jr. vrCverly B. A. to same. EuWard G. McDowell to same. Pn#terßon Park P. L. & B. A. to Dorothea Mnr- EatlUEnd L. & S. A. to Gottlieb Schilpp. Canton P. B. A. No. 1 to Andrew Kemmerzell. Elizabeth E. Baker and husband to Washington and Baltimore Land Co., (partial). Bernard N. Baker to same. Frederick P. Ross, trustee, to same, (partial). George C. Burgerding to James S. Heyward. Frederick Peters to Josias W. Bowen and wife. Fork P. L. & B. A. to Francis B. Boarman. James W. Ayers to John Kilkenny. John H. Lewin to Hester Housman. Alexander McCormick to John Komenda. Opposition to the New Road Law —Let- ter From Delegate Stewart.—This week the Countv Commissioners received a letter from Mr. Redmond 0. Stewart, member of the House of Delegates, informing them that the new road law had passed the House. Mr. Stewart said: , TI . “The proposed road law passed the House ot Delegates last Thursday night, with the un derstanding that it should not go into effect until January Ist, 1901. If the law passes I think you will find that it has much in it which will assist you in making your admin istration a success. My object in writing this note is to ask you, if the law does pass, to re serve criticism of the same, as far as you feel justified in doing, until I have time, after the adjournment of the Legislature, to go over the whole matter carefully with you. Certainly I have no desire, as I have shown, to go against your wishes.” The members of the Board say they are op posed to the law ; they bad been opposed to it all along, and are opposed to it now; that it made one of the highest paid offices in the county an appointive office; that it was com bersome and would prove to be extravagant and expensive, and that, as far as they went, they had done all that they could do to pre vent its enactment, but to no avail. The bill has since been passed by the Senate and now awaits the Governor’s signature. Improvement Association’s Annual Meeting.— The annual meeting of the Mt. Washington Improvement Association was held on Saturday night last when the follow ing were elected officers for the ensuing year: President, John M. Carter ; secretary, John M. Lawrence; treasurer, Thomas J. Sbryock. These gentlemen, with Messrs. Samuel B. Sex ton, Jr., and H. C. Chipman, constitute the board of directors. The report of the president showed a great improvement in the village ■ it ! i 1 4Ln pi a] n daring the year in the way of keeping the side walks and drivewavs in good condition and the building of additional sidewalks. The as sociation voted to continue the addition of 20 cents on the tax rate in Mt. Washington for placing hard material on the roads and side- Tbis association has issued a beautifully printed little pamphlet setting forth the advan tages of life at Mt. Washington. It is illus trated with half-tone reproductions of pic turesque bits of scenery and the homes of some pf-the residents. These include those of George A. Hoyden, Gen. Thomas J. Shryock, Omer F. Hirshey, Dr. William J. Todd, John If. Carter. Charles Harvey. E. J. Penniman, Henry C. Kirk, Edward L. Gernand, John W. Mealy, A. J. Bauernschmidt and Miss C. M. C. Hart. In the Court of Appeals.—ln the Mary land Court of Appeals on Wednesday Judge Schmucker rendered a decision in the case of James Moses against Edward M. Allen. Jr., which brought up for review the action of the Circuit Court for Baltimore county, Moses, a manufacturer in New Jersey, made a contract with Allen fora lease and ultimate sale of a • flint mill and quarry in Harford county, the general scheme was that appellee, Allen, should rent the quarry, and Moses was to buy ! for five years the output and retain a certain sum each year out of amounts due Allen as l the price of the property. Allen insisted that Moses was under obligation to take 800 tons of 1 flint a year, but he only purchased 738 tons in three vears. Allen sued for a breach of con ‘ tract and attached the flint mill and quarry. ( Moses excepted especially to fourth prayer of • Allen, which was granted by the court, to the effect that if Moses could have sold under smaller profits it deprives him of excuse for 7 failure to purchase more of the flint than he • did. The court finds no error in this ruling, 5 and affirms the judgment below for Allen. 1 The Great Tyson Fortune.—A dispatch from San Francisco to the Philadelphia Times ; says: “Eliza Tyson, one year and one month ago, was a dependent in the family of a Hum boldt county rancher. She is now in this . city hiding from notoriety. She has been I confirmed the heiress to $13,000,000, left by “Old Tvson,” as eccentric a millionaire as ever hoarded gold. She is a plain-faced little Scotch girl, who has scarcely recovered from her e wonder over her succession to so great a for [- tune. She says the money doesn’t do her as s much good as it would were her parents alive, [- but she is going to try to make many people a in her old horns happy.” , d This is the same fortune that a number of e Baltimore county Tysons, represented by Mr, James J. Lindsay, were making an effort to s recover, claiming relationship to Old Tyson. t. If the San Francisco dispatch is correct their chance of recovering any part of the estate is very slim. 1 '. Personal Mention.— ~ —Mr. Elmer J. Cook, of the Towson bar. lf was in New York city this week, on profession al business. n —Miss Emma Brown, of Garrison. 3d dis trict, who hßd been very ill for the past foui •, weeks, is improving. —Hon. James A. Gary, who has been sick 3 with pneumonia at bis residence in Baltimore, is rapidly improving. ; —Mr. Laban Sparks, member of the bar, has been visiting his uncle, Dr. Richard B. t Stewart, of Warren, Pa. —Mr. Benjamin P. Butler, who had been 1 sick with pneumonia at his home in Towson, was able to be out on Thursday. ’ —Mr. William P. Cole, insurance agent and t broker, has been confined to his home in Tow son this week with a severe attack of grip. , —Mr. Richard Cromwell and his sou, Mr. Herbert Cromwell, who have been making an • extended tourof theSouth, returned this week. —Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Robinson and their ’ daughter, Miss Virginia Robinson, of Mt. ; Washington, were in Tampa, Florida, this week. i —Mr. Harry A. Devries has rented his coun try place, “Rose Hill,” near Pikesville, to Mr. 1 Charles A. Webb, of Baltimore, for the com i ing summer. —Mr. H. Crawford Black, of Baltimore, has i again rented for the summer the handsome residence of the late Frederick W. Brune, in Green Spring Valley. —Mrs. Ann Rebecca Simmers continues very ill at the residence of her sister, Mrs. JohnT.B. Parlett, of Lauraville. She is a daughter of the late Frederick Smith, of Dulanv’s Valley. —Mr. James Piper, son of Dr. Jackson Piper, is very sick at the home of his father, in Bal timore. He is a member of the bar and also a member of the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club. —Mr. Charles S. Grason, of St. Inegoes, Md., formerly of Towson, was visiting relatives here a few days ago. He has been appointed a justice of the peace for St. Mary’s county by Governor Smith. —Mr. and Mrs. Samuel G. Scarff, of Upper Cross Roads, were given a surprise party on the 13th inst., in honor of the 84th birthday of Mr. Scarff. A large number were present and a very pleasant evening was spent. —Rev. Edward Hayes, the popular pastor of Long Green Circuit, was in Towson on Friday, 23d inst. He is well known through out this county and is now completing his second year on'Long Green Circuit. —William S. Fondall, son of Mr. Charles E. Fendall, of Towson, is at his home here suf fering from an injury supposed to have been sustained in the gymnasium of the Maryland Agricultural Collie, where he is a student. —Mr. Fred. D. Dollenburg, Jr., of Towson, has secured a position in the B. & O. engineer ing corps and is stationed at Tacoma Park, District of Columbia. He is a son of Mr. F. D. Dollenburg, clerk in the Register of Wills’ office. —Dr. F. G. Mitchell, the well known physi cian at Verona, 7th district, was in Towson on Wednesday, attending to some matters at the Court House. He says there is a great deal of sickness in his section, measles and grip pre dominating. —Dr. Joseph R. Owens, treasurer of the Maryland Agricultural College, has been elec ted a member of the Vansville Farmers’ Club. He is a brother-in-law of Messrs. Charles A. and James B. Councilman, well known citi zens of this county. —Mr. Richard B. Tippett, of the law firm of R. B. Tippett & Bro., sailed from New York for London on Tuesday. His trip is a profes sional one and he will return in a month. Mr. Tippett was the Democratic nominee for Congress in this district in 1898. —Rev. John J. Dillon, formerly the popular pastor of St. John’s Church, Long Green Val ley, and now of St. John’s Church, Baltimore, will, by invitation of Rev. M. O’Keefe, preach at St. Francis’ Church, Towson, on Sunday evening, March 25th, at 7.30 o’clock. —Mr. H. W. Dilworth, the popular business man of Hyde’s, Balto. & Lehigh Railroad, was in Towson on Tuesday. He says the work of preparing the bed or the narrow gauge road for the standard rails is going forward rapidly, as well as the work of strengthening the trestles, etc. Mr. William Hall, a farmer of the 10th district, has reached the age of 90 years. He owns what was formerly the Sterett home stead, about one mile east of Sunnybrook. He is the father of Mr. Christopher Hall, who takps an active interest in the Democratic pol itics of that district. —Rev. Asbury R. Reiley, pastor of Kings ley M. E. Church, Cumberland, Md., formerly pastor of Towson M. E. Church, announced last Sunday that at the approaching Annual Conference he would ask to be retired from active service in the ministry. He has been preaching nearly fifty years. —Mr. William S. Ke'ecb, of the Towson bar, and a member of the Class of ’9O of the Mary land Agricultural College, is in receipt of a no tice ana invitation to attend thesecond annual banquet of the Alumni Association of the Maryland Agricultural College, to be held at the college, Saturday, April 21st, at 8 P. m., and respond to a toast. ie-sr¥r.. PfT? nrinranal o/_ thfv, 1 ’EjJrairand were born in York county, Pa., but have been residents of this county since they were five years of age. _ „ , . . —Mrs. Alban, widow of Mordecai Alban, is 96 years of age and lives with her son, Mr. William A. Alban, a 6th district farmer. About a year ago she tripped over a floor rug and hurt herself painfully, but she has now al most entirely recovered from that injury. Mrs. Alban is a half sister of the venerable Lvsander McCullough, of that district, who is now 86 years of age, and an aunt of Mr. Wil liam McCullough, who is a member of the present petit jury. —Mr. William Parrish will today (Saturday) celebrate his 93d birthday at his home on Green mount avenue, Baltimore. He is a son of John Parrish, who was a farmer, and was born on the Liberty road, in the 2d district of this county. Mr. Parrish has been twice mar ried and is the father of twenty-one children, only five of whom are now living. He also has twenty-eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Mr. Parrish is a butcher by trade, but retired from active business some years ago. He still enjoys good health. The Road Question Always With Us.— On Wednesday last Mr. Lewis M. Bacon, of the Bth district, went before the County Com missioners and, in a conversational way, dis cussed the road problem—something id which our people are always deeply interested. He said he was in favor of the employment of an engineer to lay out and shape the highways ana thus get up a sentiment in every commu nity in favor of better roads. He was opposed to the appointment of a road engineer at a salary of from $3,000 to $4,000 a year, but a competent man, he thought, could be gotten at a salary of from SI,OOO to $1,200 a year who could also serve as bridge superintendent. The County Surveyor could readily serve as such engineer. He also thought that in addition to his salary of from SI,OOO to $1,200 the road en gineer should have a reserve fund of SSOO to be used in cases of emergency. Mr. Slade suggested that improvement asso -1 ciations in each community would aid mate rially in securing good roads. Mr. Taylor said that he had been requested by the Fork Improvement Association to stop the road supervisor of the 11th district from placing stones upon the roads at this time, 1 when they sink so far down as to be soon j out of sight. Circuit Court.—Frank Price, colored, and Edward Collins, colored ; plea of guilty of petit larceny confessed and traversers sentenced to the House of Correction for two months. Win. Simpson, colored, breaking into dwell ing house with intent to steal; guilty and sen tenced to the penitentiary for three years. Frederick Smith and Charles Jenkins, larceny; plea of guilty of petit larceny, and traversers sentenced to 30 days in jail. George Gunther vs. Dora Schultz and Frederick Schultz; judg ment for plaintiff for *838.66. Speal vs. Sum merfield ; dismissed. Rowen vs. Schluderberg. garnishee; settled. Robert Matthews, colored, assault on John W. Matthews, colored , one week in jail. John T. Blair vs. Isapoleon Bonaparte; non pros. John M. Lawrence vs. Mrs. Sophia Steuart and others (2 cases); i sug gestion and affidavit for removal tiled. William Welsh and wife vs. the Woodberry Manu facturing Company; removed to the Balti more City Court. Hugh S. Ridgely, etc., vs. County Commissioners of Baltimore county, suggestion and affidavit for renio\al filed. Catharine Younger vs. John H. Ivummerer; on trial. _ Religious Services. —Attention is called to the following announcements; St. John's P. E. Church. Western Run, Rev. R Hcber Murphy, priest in charge.— March 25th and A|iril Bth; St. Lukc’s-April Ist, 13th M. E Church, Between Fifth Avenue Extended and Weis Avenue, North Point Road.— Services every Sunday at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m., Rev. W. F. Roberts. Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, bar denville. —English services the second Sunday of every month, at 10.30 a. m. Rev. Karl Buff, pa3tor. Hunt Club Fixtures. —The Elkridge Hunt Club has issued the following schedu e of meets for the remainder of the month of March and for the first half of April: Satur day, March 24th. Hinton’s Tavern, halls road, 3 p m. ; Wednesday, 28th, Hampton Gate, 3 p. m. ; Saturday, 31st, 9 mile toll-gate, \ork road, 3 10 P M ' April —Wednesday, 4th, Hampton Gate, 3 p m ■ Saturday, 7th, Timonium, 4 10 p. m. ; Wednesday, 11th 7-Mile lane and Pimlico ave nue, 4.30 p. m. ; Saturday, 14th, The Kennels, 4 p. m. A Picture That is Highly Prized.—Dr. William J. Todd, of Mount Washington, has an old picture of the Bare Hill copper mines and a portion of Mount Washington, which he prizes very highly. The scene was taken from a point on the Falls road, near the Jorthern Central Railway, many years ago, when the copper mines were in operation. Many of the buildings about the works and a portion of the works have since been destroyed. In the pic ture is an engine passing on the railway, drawing two freight cars. Wood was then used instead of coal. — Baltimore Sun. WORK OF THE GRIM REAPER. r, 3- Hevep.n.—Mrs. Sarah A. Hevern died on the 15th instaut, at the home of her daughter, s- Mrs. Justus Martell, of Patapsco Neck, aged lr about 80 years. She was a native of Kent county, but had resided iu that section of Bal k timorc county almost her entire life. She was e, the widow of William Hevern, a farmer, who died many years ago. Mrs. Scott Way, also of r, Patapsco Neck, is another daughter. The fu t. neral took place on Sunday, 18th, and was largely attended, showing the high esteem in n which Mrs. Hevern was held. The services l, were conducted by Rev. W. Jones, Rev. W. F. Roberts and Rev. Mr. Malloy. Interment in d Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Johnson. —Mr. Henry M. Johnson, of the \ firm of Graham & Johnson, newsdealers, died i at his home in Conshohocken, Pa., on the 16th instant, in the 39th year of his age. Deceased r was a nativeof Baltimore county aedanephew . of the late Charles M. Jessop, of Dulany’s Val s ley. He located in Conshohocken fourteen years ago and became an active business man. He was a member of several secret orders and •. had gained a wide reputation as a sportsman - and expert marksman. The cause of his death was an affection of the throat. A widow and s one son survive him. i Nobris.—Mr. George Summerville Norris died on Sunday last at the home of his son-in i' law, Mr. George H. Elder, in Green Spring . Valley, in the 84th year of his age. He was a f native of Baltimore and for many years was engaged in the hardware business in that city , under the firm name of Norris & Bro. He re ■ tired from active pursuits some years ago. i His wife, who was a daughter of Rev. Dr. t William E. Wyatt, died last January, aged 80 years. i McHenby.—Miss Julia Howard McHenry, I eldest daughter of the late J. Howard McHen ’ rv, of “Sudbrook,” near Pikesville, died on Wednesday last, after a protracted illness. She ■ is survived by two brothers—Messrs. W. Cary McHenry and John McHenry. She also leaves ; f two sisters—Mrs. R. Brent Keyser and Mrs. C. ! I Morton Stewart, Jr. The mother of Miss McHenry was Sarah Nicholas Cary, daughter • of the late Wilson M. Cary. i Schenkel.—Leonard Schenkel, Jr.,of Poplar i Hill farm, Middle River Neck, died on Wed nesday night at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was taken for treatment a few days before. He was 32 years of age and unmarried. Deceased was a son of Mr. Leonard Schenkel, Sr., and a brother of Mr. Williard Schenkel, j night railroad operator at Stemmer’s Run. Hyde.—Mrs. Emily J. Hyde, wife of Mr. Richard H. Hyde, one of the oldest residents of Waverly, died suddenly on Monday, from a stroke of paralysis, aged 74 years. A husband and three children survive her. Her only daughter is-the wife of Mr. Frank N. Hoen. | Ewing.—Mrs. Margaret A. Ewing, widow of i Dr. Henry M. Ewing, died at her home in Mt. , Washington, on Monday last, after a Jong ill- ‘ ness. She was a native of Lancaster county, ‘ Pa., but had resided at Mt. Washington since , 1857. Three sons and a daughter survive her. 8 Hotel Company Incorporated.—A cerfci- * ficate of incorporation of "The Towson Hotel . Company of Baltimore County” was field for f record in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit * Court on Thursday. The capital stock is ' placed at s2o,ooo,divided into 200 shares at SIOO each. Those named as incorporators are Messrs. Harrison Rider, George W. Yellott, Melchor e Hoshall, William A. Lee, Thomas W. Offutt, William P. Cole, George C. Tracey and Elmer J. Cook. Rented the “Eureka Mills.”—Mrs. Ben- a jamin F. Groff has rented her mill property at Owings’ Mills, 4th district, known as “Eureka u Mills,’’ to a Mr. Legg, of Virginia, brother of ti Messrs. John and Edgar Kent Legg, of Balti- a more. Mr. Legg’s family will occupy the e residence of the late John Fangmeyer until w October, when they will move to Mrs. Groff’s C house, near the mill. b • C Country Seat Sold.—Mr. Alexander H. ? Rutherfoord has sold "Kirkleigh,” his pretty country place situated on the west side of Ro land avenue, near Homeland Station, to Mr. 18 Robert H. Jenkins, of Baltimore, upon private terms. It contains 18? acres and is improved by a large frame mansion and all the neces sary outbuildings. Worrying About the Weather.— 0 Iu Eden Adam never had si Thermometers at all. And he lived thero quite happily, At least until the fall. “ And so. if you would live until The fall In peaceful bliss, J 1 Just smash the old thermometer, 18 It’s something you won’t miss. h Standing to His Guns. fi Philadelphia North American. g' Mr. Bryan sticks to 16 to 1 because he is a practical, a very practical, politician. By his j ' ‘’ " "* ' r * r ’ m ' m "’••"os conse approval ftor the judgement wfttth move* uiui . to die politically rather than surrender. Mr. 1 Bryan counts on this sentiment as a partial ] offset to the weariness inspired by his tiresome ; iteration of his silver arguments, which at best can now have only an academic interest for anybody who understands the monetary situ ation. 'But his motive for persistence is not - to win the respect that goes to a steadfast fa- 1 natic. It is much more practical than that. Mr. Bryan now has every Democratic boss of j importance in the United States for him, and his control of the machinery of his party is 5 absolute. Machinery needs oil to keep it in running order—that is to say, money is re- 1 quired, a great deal of money. Where is Mr. Bryan to get it ? The business interests of the ( country are hostile to him, and rich men have been driven out of the party. Only one opu- i lent class remains faithful—the silver mine owners, the men who have bullion to sell and would like the Government to try to double its price by the kind of legislation which Mr. Bryan favors. The Dog Nuisance in Virginia. A letter from Fredericksburg, Va., says: “The dog question, which has frightened many out of the sheep industry, and agitated everybody more or less in all the surrounding country, has just been settled in Westmore -1 land county by the board of supervisors fear ’ lessly tackling it and imposing a tax of fifty 1 cents on all male and $1 on all female dogs, ’ and $2 on each additional female dog owned ’ bv the same person. Just before the board was called to order Dr. R. H. Stewart, a lead -1 ing citizen of that county, arrived and an -1 nounced a heavy loss sustained bv him the 1 night previous by dogs that raided his sheep } pasture and killed nineteen of his flock. The 1 dog population of Westmoreland is figured at 1 4,000. The sheep killed annually by them and } eggs and young towls destroyed is estimated at ‘ $2,000. In the adjoining county of King 1 George it is said there are 1,200 dogs, and the destruction of sheep and other property in ‘ that county is also very great.” . Representative Denny All Right. ? Baltimore Newt. 1 Congressman James W. Denny, of Balti -1 more, put himself squarely on record in the 1 vote on the gold-standard bill in the House of Representatives. He might have dodged be- hind some objection to the bill, of greater or less importance, and let the vote go by with out his name, but that is evidently not Mr. Denny’s idea of public duty. He voted for the gold-standard bill, and thereby cut him self off completely from the privileges and im munities attaching to the members of the noble army of double-faces. Mr. Denny had in reality, of course, done this long ago, and repeatedly, but the vote of yesterday was a clincher. He may rest assured that his straight forward and manly course on the currency question will be thoroughly appreciated by his fellow-citizens, of all parties and of all ways of thinking on the money question. To “Down” the Mosquitoes. A letter from Winchester, Va., says: “One of the most unique laws ever passed here will shortly go into effect. It provides for the ex termination of the mosquitoes. Ten years ago no mosquitoes existed in the city, but now the town is infested with them. The City Council passed a law requiring every property holder, under the supervision of the police, to pour kerosene oil on every open pool, sink or drain, and that every open rain barrel sha l have the spigot at the bottom of the barrel. This will be done at least once a month. The law is the result of experiments made by the United States Government, and is the only known method of thoroughly exterminating mosquitoes. The kerosene oil kills the germ of the mosquito, which is deposited by the female on the surface of pools and sinks.’ The "Uncertainty of Life.” Baltimore News. In one of the Baltimore churches a few Sunday nights ago, the subject of the dis course by a visiting clergyman was the “Un certainty of Life.” In the midst of the ser mon a messenger came with a communication for two young people in the congregation, and they hastily left the church. At the conclu sion of the sermon the pastor of the church announced that word bad just been received of the death of a lady on ner way to attend the services. She had been present in the morning, and, feeling perfectly well, had left home to go to church again at night. W hen within two or three blocks she had fallen dead on the street. The two young people sum moned were her sons. The Real Definition of a Lie. Indianapolis Journal. Perhaps as good a definition of a lie as any is that it is asserting or representing, orally, in writing or by signs, as true that which the person Knows to be untrue, from a culpable in tention to deceive or mislead. There is reason to fear that even under this stringent definition a great many persons will continue to lie. LARGEST FARM IN THE WORLD. Indianapolit ( Ind.) Letter. The largest farms in Indiana—one of them the largest of its kind in the world—are strung along through the northern part of Jasper and Newton counties and the southern part of Lake county. The largest of these farms is the B. F. Gifford tract, which, by recent addi tions, now consists of 32,000 acres. It is doubt less the largest body of land ever held by one individual in Indiana. There have been larger farms, but they have been held by firms or men representing the centralized interests of others. From the view-point of the large farms of the West the Gifford farm is not so notably large. But in Indiana, where a farm er that has from 80 to 160 acres is considered in good circumstances, the size of this large hold ing is enomons. In one respect the Gifford farm is a notable one compared to any tract. It is the largest cultivated swamp farm in the world. It was only ten years ago that the section which Mr. Gifford is now converting into pastures and vegetable and grain-producing land, was a series of marshes, pools and lakes—a part of the Kankakee swamps. Mr. Gifford had pre viously developed a great tract similar to this near Champaign, 111. When Mr. Gifford first conceived the idea of converting a portion of the Kankakee lands in Indiana to agricultural purposes he acquired at a nominal price about ten thousand acres. He then bought two dredges, similar to those used by the Govern ment in its river dredging. The dredges were put to cutting large ditches, almost the size of small rivers. This work has been going on night and day for years, and now there are 8,000 acres in a high state of cultivation. The last year the tallest corn, and probably the best in Indiana, was raised on this tract. In stead of fences Mr. Gifford has waterways be tween pastures. He has seventy-five miles of large ditches through the farm, and has thous ands of miles of smaller ditches. In addition to this he is now putting in drain tile. The soil taken from the ditch beds has been shovel ed back over the fields, and thus the fields have been raised little by little as the ditching work- weul-tm. ~Tbe .iorV 1., rtill l guhqj un; -■ ■ - but it will take years to put all the tract into cultivation. Mr. Gifford has between 300 and 400 tene ment houses on the farm and the population is probably 2,000 people. He has a spur to the farm from the nearest railway, and ships his products direct to the markets. The land, when in a state of cultivation, is as productive as any in Indiana, and is worth from SSO to $75 an acre. It cost Mr. Gifford from $1 to $1.50 an acre. Election of United States Senator. Frederick Examiner. No change in the method of electing Senators can ever bring about the proposed result of the change until there is awakened in the minds of the honest people an interest in pub lic affairs, a proper sense of their duty, and a determination to see that only men of their own class are intrusted with (he conduct of the public’s business. When such feelings are aroused, and when the whole people perform their duty as citizens, then, and only then, will corruption be driven from politics. When the people elect honest men to their State Legislatures, then will we have honestly elec ted Senators under the present method, a state of things so easily accomplished if men would interest themselves in public affairs and ex ercise the duties of citizenship. This Year’s Vote 15,000,000. New York Suit. * Since the Presidential election of four years ago there has been a large increase in the pop ulation. of the United States. No states, it is * true, have been added to the number which are to participate, but woman suffrage has been extended to Idaho by constitutional provision with the certainty of adding to its total vote. On the other hand, restrictions on voting have been adopted in Mississippi, Louisiana and South Carolina, the full effect of which will be shown at this year’s election, and the most reasonable estimate of the probable total vote is, everything considered, about 15,000,000. It Was "Unexampled Generosity.” New York Letter. An employe for many years in the service of Kuhn, Loeb & Co. died recently ns the re sult of an operation. The members of the - firm visited him at frequent intervals while he was in the hospital, and when death drew □ear he was promised that his widow would not be allowed to suffer. After his Cc<ith the latter was sent for and she was told that her"- > husband's salary, $7,000 annually, would he paid to her in the future as a pension. The firm’s action is regarded as one of unexampled generosity. A statistician says Alaska has already ad- led 000,000 to the national wealth. It is ha* IP 0 * VINOS Californiaorango3 lo lie better ” DEATHS. —Tributes. Ac.. IO Cents Per Line.— NORRIS.—March 18, at the residence of his son in-law, George 11. Elder, George S. Norris, in a the 84th year of his ago. ...... y* 1 EAVING.—On March 19, Margaret A., in year, widow of Dr. Henry M. Ewing. SHAVER.—On March 20, on Philadelphia road, near Herring Run, William Sraver. MCHENRY.—On March 21, Juliana Howard, in the 44th yoar of her age, daughter of tho late James Howard and Sarah Nicholas McHenry. COLE.—Suddenly, March 16, Abraham Cole of L., aged 77 years. SCHENKEL.—In Baltimore county, March 21, Leonard Schenkel, in the 32d year of his age. eldest son of Leonard Schenkel. YOUNG.—At Mt. Winans, March 18, John U. Young, aged 53 years. .... DYER.-At the residence of her father. Alfred Crossmore, Bradshaw. Baltimore county,March 14, M. Alice Dyer. HEVERN.—At the residence of her son-in-law, Justus Martell, Patapsco Neck, Baltimore county, March 16. Mrs. Sarah A. Hevern, aged 79 years, 3 months and 4 days. HOELZER.—At hts homo in the 11th dlstrlct.on the 17th of March, Leonard Hoelzer, nged 77 S'Faßß At Pikesville,on March 23d. Harry D., aged 1 month and 15 days, infant son of Wil liam 8. and the late Flora May Starr. The funeral will take place on Sunday, 25th inst., at IP. M. Interment at Loudon Park. BROOKS.—At Towson. March 21, after a brief illness, Roger W. Brooks, colored, aged 29 years, nephew of Albert Brooks, of Towson. Prospect hill cemetery, tow son, mu.-beautifully situated, _ COMMANDING GRAND VIEWS OF SUR ROUNDING COUNTRY ; HIGH AND DRY; CHOICE LOCATIONS; ALL SIZES. Address the SECRETARY. Towson. Md, rpAX COLLECTOR’S NOTICE. A LEVY’ OF 1899. The Treasurer and Collector of Taxes for Bal timore county is prepared to RECEIVE THE TAXES for the levy of 1899. commencing Monday, May ISth, dally, AT HIS OFFICE IN TOWSON and also all back taxes due and unpaid on the levies of former years. Office Hours— April Ist to November Ist from 9 A. it. to 5 P. Jd. November lit to April Ist from QA.M.tottl.M. \2F~Olf SATURDAY’S ONLY, THE LEVY OF 1899 ONLY, FROM 9 O’CLOCK A. M. to 1 O’CLOCK P. M. AT THE MANUFACTURERS’ NATIONAL BANK, N. E. corner of Baltimore and Liberty Streets. Baltimore, Treasurer and Collector. THOMAS J. MEADS. / f Dec.2.’99y. TTALCABLE FARM FOR SALE. In order to settle an estate we: will sell at Prl vate sale that VALUABLE FARM2SIg Hjaknownas the“BROOKB FARM, Sltu-*2? ated near Timber Grove Station, on tne W estern Maryland Railroad and near the Hannah More Academy. Reisterstown. The farm Is well loca ted, contains 111 Acres, 3 Roods and 20 Perches, more or less, and is improved by Dwelling House. Barn and necessary outbuildings, for further to HoßaEy E,,Uita ALFRED n f: NILES" 0 ’ f TrUSteM - Herald Building, Baltimore, J . _ Nov. 11.—tf. "W/TONEY TO I.OAN. •2JSOO r I HAVE THESE SEVERAL SUMS lisoo. OF MONEY’ TO LOAN ON MORT -1, 000 GAGE. My clients are anxious to have same invested and my charges will be very reasonable. No commissions. W. GILL SMITH, Dec. 30.—tf. Towson, Md. TJIOR SALE, 1 Valuable LOT OF LAND, coining Nf||: | estate.** “tivX “ifiß® W&T' l Agent for the heirs, Towson, Md. I Mch. 10.—tf. t rpRUCK FARM FOR SALE OR RENT. I I ofTer for Sale or Rent my TRUO K F ARM 1 OF THIRTEEN ACRES-all clearedand In!El a high state of cultivation—on the old Harford road, near Parkville, about three miles from the present city limits. KUL IER. on the premises, or address Parkville, Md. Mch.lo.—3t* r T>EES FOR SALE. 1 ,1 BOUT TWENTY COLONIES OF BEES IN 5 PATENT HIVES, all In good condition and 1 guaranteed. BAUBLITZ . ‘ Mcb N i e c"sV. ofrmßQ ’ 8 Ta " Add ro ss —^ha wa n fMd.