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TOWSON. Md. Saturday, - - June 9, 1900. LONGNECKER BROS.. Editor* *nd Proprietor*. tt.SOper annum--inadvance. Pitagrpre paid. So eubecrlption taken for teem than six month*. LOCAL ITEMS' SALES AUVKKTISEL* IN “THE ONION.” Tuesday. June 12, by the County Commission ers, at the Court House door, 10 acres of land in the sth district, assessed to Ellon Benson. Tuesday. June 19.by Mrs. Nelson Cooper, on the premises, business and residence property in Towson. Friday. June 22, by Carroll T. Bond, assignee, od the premises, residence property at Nor mandie Heights, Koland avenue. Monday. June 25. by Marcus Bitgert, assignee, on the premises, McKnight's road house. Fifth avenue and Fourteenth street. Monday, June 25th, by John L. G. Lee. on the premises, residence property at Normandie Heights, Boland avenue. Monday, June 26, by Wm. P. Lyons, on the prem ises, Charles street avenue, adjoining the Kennels property, a tract of land. Saturday, June 30tb, by Wm. P.Lyons, attorney, on the premises, improved property on Charles street avenue, north of Merryman's lane. Monday, July 2, by Wm. P. Lyons, assignee, on the premises, three tracts of land on the west side of Charles street avenue, south of Lalte avenue. Tuesday, July 8, by M. C. Greer, trustee, on the premises, fine country seat on Wilkins ave f glio.two nnimpmvoH lota in Millington. —.The sweet girl graduate now thinks she “sees her finish.” —►The price of wheat advanced a little this week and on Thursday it was quoted at 73i cents. „ , . ~ , —*Tbe City Water Board has appointed Michael Schriefer, watchman at Lake Koland, at 12 per day. —►Home grown strawberries are now at their height and some of them are as fine as we ever saw. Prices are very reasonable. —►An artesian well 300 feet in depth has been bored at the Sheppard Asylum and it has shown a capacity of 200 gallons per minute. —►Some sections of this county enjoyed good showers last Saturday afternoon, while others did not get enough rain to lay the dust. —► A marriage license was granted in Wash ington on Monday to Charles H. Whiteford and Jennie E. Baker, both of Baltimore county. —►Proprietor Soth, of Perry Hall Hotel, Belair road, will give an “opening" on Tues day, June 12th, to which he extends a general invitation. —►The annual June meeting will be held at Bater’s Baptist Church, on the Falls road, north of Brooklandville, Sunday, June 10th. It will be an all-day affair. —► In addition to being clothed in a little brief authority the census enumerator of the present year is empowered to ask twenty-six questions at each house. —►Stanley E. Matthews has been commis sioned postmaster at Belfast, Baltimore coun ty. The office is located in the northwestern section of the Bth district. Senior Gunpowder Agricultural Club will hold its regular monthly meeting on Saturday, June 9th, at the farm of Mr. John Bond, Western Run Valley. —►Emory Grove camp-meeting will com mence this year on the 9th of August and continue until the 23d. A large number of tent site* have already beeu selected. —►Mrs. Nelson Cooper, who has conducted a boarding house in Towson many years, will offer her property for sale on the 19th of June, with a view to re'tiring from business. —►Thursday next, June 14th, will be “Flag Day,” upon which occasion an Ameri can flag—no matter how small—should be dis played from every bouse and business place. —►For want of rain there will not be half a hay crop in Baltimore county and some farmers say their oats will hardly be worth cutting. At present corn is doing very well. —►On Bunday last a cow belonging to Mr. William J. Hiss, of Parkville, Harford road, dropped three large and perfectly formed calves, one of which died a day or two later. —►John Thomas Tracey, of Cockeysville, has secured a government pension at the rate of $6 per month. Charles Brewer, of Shane, has bad his pension increased to sl2 per month. —►The Elkridge Club has purchased 29 acres of land on the south side of The Ken nels, Charles street avenue, for SI,OOO per acre. It was originally part of the Gov. Bradford 'patrm n wm w ■awysway night of last week, was a financial success. The money raised will be used for library purposes. peculiar b or j OUBC something never seen in that section before, has attacked the wheat and rye in the 14th and adjacent dis tricts and it is feared the entire crop will be destroyed. , , —►The project to erect a new hotel in Tow son has been abandoned, at least for the pres ent. This is due to the fact that the court re fused to grant a liqnor license for a house on the Court House square. —►The first of five new engines for the Balto. & Lehigh Railroad arrived at the North avenue yards a few days ago. It is said the work of" broad-gauging the road will be com pleted by the 15th of July. ►The twenty-seventh annual commence ment of McDonogh School, Western Mary land R. R., took place last Saturday. A num ber of prizes were presented to the boys for proficiency in their studies. ►A strawberry festival, under the aus pices of Bt. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Fuller ton, Belair road, will be held in the woods near the church, Wednesday, June 13th. Proceeds for this benefit of the church. —► A number of graves in Prospect Hill Cem etery were decorated by the Epworth League of Towson M. E. Church last Sunday. They also decorated several graves at Govanstown and in Greenmount Cemetery. —►Messrs. John F. Gontrum and John S. Biddison, counsel for Mary L. Ulrich, has filed a suit for divorce against her husband, John Ulrich, to whom she was married in 1888. She charges abandonment. —►Charles H. Whitaker’s appointment as constable for the 9th district doe* not expire until July 31st. The statement that he was succeeded by Harry Held, who was appointed last week, was therefore erroneous. —►Charles B. Bowen and John W. Lee are the census enumerators in the two Towson precincts. They commenced the work on the Ist instant and have been pushing it along rapidly in order to complete it by July Ist. —►On Monday next, June 11th, Memorial Day services will be held at Ebenezer M. E. Church, at Chase, P., AV. &B.R. R. ltev. AV. M. Ferguson, pastor of South Baltimore Sta tion, M. E. Church, will deliver the address. —►Charles Bittner left his home at Catons ville, on Friday, Ist inst., since which time his family has heard nothing of him. He is 35 years of age, 5 feet 3 inches in height, heavily built and has brown hair and small moustache. —►On Wednesday Justice Rever, of High landtown, fined Christopher Weber $25 and costs for mutilating a Shetland pony with a hatchet. The human brute wasprosecuted by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. —A man was convicted in court here this week upon the charge of selling beer without a license, and was sentenced to three momtbs’ confinement in jail. This is the first time we remember of hearing of such a penelty for the crime named. „ „ —►The Sunday school of Towson M. E. Church will observe Children’s Day on Sun day, June 10th/ The pastor, Rev. J. R. Edwards, will preach a sermon to the children at 11 a. m., and at 8 p. m. the usual exercises will take place. —► Up in Yankeeland they have com menced to put up “dandelion greens” in cans. Judging from the tons of this weed that grows with us there is nodouht a fortune in the busi ness for the man who engages in the same business in Maryland. —►The suit of Thomas M. Corcoran against Shadrach W. Tipton, both of whom are resi dents of Butler, was compromised this week. Mr. Corcoran sued for $5,000 damages for in jury to his business by something Mr. Tipton was alleged to have said. —►Mr. John Arthur, the well known car riage builder at Fork, in one week delivered eight vehicles to customers at Towson. Most or these were new, while the others had been repaired and painted. He says he has enjoyed an unusually busy season. —►Centennial Grange, P. of H., held a meeting at Grange Hall, Towson, on Thursday, at whitm onlv routine business was transacted. The master, "Mr. W. Jeff. Sbanklin, presided. The lady members provided ice-cream and strawberries for all present. —► Whit-Monday was observed by many people as a holiday, the colored folks especial ly taking advantage of it. The Immediate Aid Society, a colored beneficial organization -of Towson, had its annual parade in the after noon, headed by a band of music. —►The Overland Hunt Club is arranging for a jumping contest to take place at the club house, Towson, Saturday afternoon, June 16th, commencing at 3 o'clock. There will be no entrance fee and the events will be open to the members of all recognized hunt clubs. —►The deer from Druid Hill Park, now that the fences have been removed from around it, often make excursions into the surrounding country to eat the tender leaves of under brush and al*o, Capt. Cassell says, to get rid of the mosquitoes, which annoy them greatly. —►Wednesday, June 6th, was Confederate Memorial Day. Special services were held in Loudon Park Cemetery, on the Frederick road. A feature of the ceremonies was the burial of John Riley, who died at the Confed erate Soldiers’ Home, Pikesville, on Monday. —►A strawberry and ice cream festival will be held on the lawn of Lakeview M. E. Church, Dulany’s Valley, Tuesday and Wed nesday evenings, June 12th and 13th, for the benefit of the stewards’ fund. Long Green Band will be in attendance. All will be wel come. —►On Sunday night last, while driving on the Reisterstown road, near Garrison, Mr. Harry A. Davis, postmaster at Pikesville, was thrown from his buggy and painfully hurt about the head. The accident was caused by some unknown person running into his ve hicle. —Dr. L. F. Barker will give a talk on the Philippines, with stereopticon pictures, at Odd Fellows’ Hall, Glen-Arm, Saturday even ing, June 16th, commencing at 8 o’clock. The affair will be under the auspices of the Wo man's Aid Society of Trinity Church, Long Green. —►The public auction of pleasure vehicles and harness, made a few days ago by Mr. C. W. Aruoss, agent, at Ady's Hotel, Long Green Valley, was in all respects satisfactory. Everything advertised was sold except three vehicles and these were afterwards disposed of at private sale. —One of the large new cars of the Tow son electric line, while shifting from one track to another at the toll-gate in Towson, on Tues day afternoon, jumped the rails and tied up the line for more than an hour. These cars are very heavy and awkward to handle once they leave the rails. —►The young people of Govanstown have a serious attack of athletics and they propose to make things lively during the summer. In addition to an Athletic Club the young ladies have organized tennis and basket-ball teams. Arrangements are now in progress for a big day on the Fourth of July. —►On Tuesday next, June 12th, from sto 10 o’clock, a fair will be held on the grounds ad joining Trinity Church, Towson, under the auspices of the Junior Auxiliary Society of the church. A number of useful articles will be on sale ; also light refreshments and home made candy. Public invited. —► On Decoration Day Mr. Harry T. Ducker, a Baltimore county amateur marksman, in a shoot at tbegroundsof the Philadelphia Gun Club, won the first prize—a beautiful sterling silver flask. There were fourteen entries, each one shooting at 10 live birds. Mr. Ducker was the onlv one to make a clean score. —►Young Exile, ridden by Mr. Robert M. Taylor, of Baltimore county, got second Siace in the steeplechase at Bos'ton last Satur ay. He had the race well in band when he tripped and fell going over the last hurdle, near the finish. Mr. Taylor also rode a flat race the same day and got second place. —►The May term grand jury gave one de partment of the county government a pretty severe dig, as follows : “Perhaps a portion of the money now expended in maintaining a fire department, almost universally conceded to be inefficient, might afford more protection if expended in maintaining peace and order.” —►Last Sunday the county police made a raid on the resort of Joseph Goeller, at Back River, Eastern avenue road, and arrested the proprietor upon the charge of selling liquor on Sunday. On Monday thegrand jury indic ted Goeller upon this charge and also upon the chargeof allowing gambling upon his premises. —►The business of the Towson Postal Sta tion is growing wonderfully. During the month of May, 1900, it received the largest number of special delivery letters, sold the largest amount of postal goods and paid the largest sum out for money orders than in any one previous month since the office has been in existence. —►The Board of Election Supervisors will meet at Towson next Tuesday. Mr. William A. Slade, of the 4th district, is president, and Mr. W. W. C. Btewart, Bth district, secretary. The other two members of (he Board are Mr. Charles H. AVise, 7th district, and Mr. Thomas M. Hill, sth district. The latter is the Repub lican member. . —>An all-day meeting of the Archdeaconry of Towson, which embraces the Protestant Episcopal churches of Baltimore, Carroll and Harford counties, was held on Thursday, at St. John’s Church, Kingsville. Rev. W. H. H. Powers, of Towson, dean, presided. The ladies of the congregation provided luncheon for the visitors. —►The firm of McCleary & McClellan, of Norfolk, Va., who are the largest dealers in the South, last year sold 11,000 horses and mules. Last February they sold over 1,000 head. Mr. E. E. McCleary, the head of this firm, is the proprietor of Locust Vale Stock Farm, just north of Towson, and spends part of the time here. —►The big new hotel, known as Mount Holly Inn, located at West Walbrook, in the northwestern suburbs ofßaltimore, was burned shortly after 12 o’clock on Sunday night last, causing an estimated loss of $85,000. The building was still unfinished. The insurance amounts to $63,000. The cause of the fire is shrouded in mystery. —►The receipts of the County Treasurer’s office last month amounted to nearly $400,000. The receipts on the levy of 1900 were heavier than for any previous Majr, notwithstanding the fact of a reduction in discount from 4 to 2 per cent. Many believed that this reduction would put a check on prompt payments. The discount for June is li per cent. —►lt has been noticed that there are more wild birds about Towson this yea'r than for a long time. This is Hi ought to be due to the Eeretofore?" CEiicfiren sh'ouicllje'taught toTove the birds. The small boy with his slingshot is among his most dangerous enemies. —► The rededication of Chestnut Grove Pres byterian Church, near Sweet Air, will take place on Friday, 15th inst., services being held at 10 A. m., 2.30 p. m. and BP. m. At the even ing service the dedicatory sermon will be preached by Rev. Donald Guthrie, of Balti more. At the morning service Mr. Samuel M. Rankin will read a history of the church. —>On Thursday night the Sunday school of Calvary Baptist Church, Towson, held its Children’s Day service, conducted by the su perintendent, Mr.S. Howard Merryman. The interior of the church was prettily decorated, and the large audience frequently applauded those taking part. The ladies of this church will hold a lawn fate at the church, Friday evening, June 15th. —►The vegetable crops in the southeastern section of this county are about burned up and the outlook for truckers is most discouraging. Peas and potatoes will be almost an entire failure and some say they will not get their seed. The long-continued drought has become a decidedly serious matter for many, and even if rain should come in a day or two it will be too late to do much good. —♦ At the meeting of the Board of Election Supervisors next week a number of citizens of the 11th district will ask that the lines of the third precinct of that district be changed in order to transfer about 50 voters from the first precinct to the third, thus making the voting place more convenient for them. As they are at present the first precinct has 633 registered voters and the third but 322. —►The ladies’ aid society of Towson M. E. Church has had the weeds and undergrowth iu the Shealey grave-yard, in the eastern part of the town, cleared away and on Sunday last the Epworth League decorated the graves with flowers. Mrs. Mary A. Sheuley was elec ted president of the aid society when it was first organized, about sixty years ago, and con tinued in that position until her death. —► Mr. Fred, von Kapff has added to the “Stoneleigh" herd of Jerseys, which is located on his farm on the Cromwell’s Bridge road, an imported 5-montbs-old bull calf for which he paid a good round sum at the Coopersburg (Pa.) sale last week. About 100 imported ani mals were disposed of at that sale at an aver age price of over S4OO per head. It was one of the greatest Jersey sales ever seen in this country. —►The Sunday school of Patapsco Neck M. E. Church South held its Children’s Day ser vice last Sunday morning and the affair proved very successful, the attendance being large. The pastor. Rev. William Henry, was assisted by his brother, Rev. John Henry, of Taylor’s Circuit, and also by Rev. E. C. Gallaher, pas tor of Patapsco Neck M. E. Church, whose congregation joined with their neighbors that morning. —►On Monday last, when the ceiling of one of the rooms of Urban’s restaurant, in this town, was removed to replace it with wain scoting, the body of a cat was found in the space between it and the roof. No doubt the feline had gotten in there by some means and. being unable to find its way out, had died of starvation. It retained all the outlines of its original shape, but was almost as thin as a shingle. How long it bad been thereof course no one could tell. —►Joel H. Hayes, a motorman on the Tow son electric railway, got on the roof of his car on Tuesday afternoon, at the toll gate in this town, to adjust something about the trolley, when he was by some means thrown to the ground. He was rendered unconscious by the fall and his injuries would no doubt have been serious except for the fact that he struck upon his shoulder. He was attended by Dr. J. H. Jarrett and later was removed to his home at Irvington in a special car. —►The County Commissioners this week temporarily wiped out the county’s indebted ness by paying the outstanding notes held by the Towson National Bank, amounting in the aggregate to $249,000. The county was flush, owing to the heavy collections in May, and the Board thought it best to use the money in this way. Of course, when the treasury again runs low the same means as heretofore will have to be resorted to in order to replemish it. It is said the county is $50,000 better off today than it was this time last year, and if this is so it is a very gratifying showing. To Celebrate an Interesting Event.— A letter from Belair, dated June Ist, says: “This afternoon Gen. Herman Stump, Dr. Geo. W. Archer, Samuel W. Bradford and Richard Dallam visited Bush for the purpose of locating the spot where the old hall stood in which the Harford Declaration was signed. It is located at what is known in Revolution ary times as Harford Town, and is situated at the head of Bush rivgr. The Harford Revo lutionary committee held their meetings in the Court House at Harford Town, which was opened and court held therein for the first time on March 22,1774, just one year, to the day, previous to the action of the Harford com mittee. The committee is meeting with much encouragement in their preparation for the proposed celebration on July 4th.” Purchase of a Country Place.—“ Upton,” the farm formerly owned by Mr. Wm. Check ley Shaw and later by Mr. Horace Slingluff, situated near Garrison postoffice, in the western end of Green Spring Valley, has been purchased by Mr. E. L. Feigner, of Baltimore, for $23,- 000. It contains about 108 acres. The plat* is well improved. Mr. Feigner will occupy it as bis summer home. Fork, 11th District.—The young friends of Miss Ida Foard, daughter of Mr. Albert Foard, of this place, gave her a surprise party last Saturday evening. Alargenumber,including a few older folks, were present and enjoyed themselves very much. Refreshments were served during tne evening. Mr. Leonard Foard thought he had a gentle mule. He was driving the animal lately and, wanting it to go faster, gave it a whack, where upon the mule lifted one hind leg, kicked through the dashboard and struck Mr. Foard on the knee. That is the trouble with mules. One never knows their intentions. George K. Pearce, who was recently buried at Fork Christian Church, died very suddenly. He was apparently well after supper and took his lantern and went out to the barn, where he was stricken with paralysis of the brain and could neither talk, see nor hear, appar ently, and died two days later. He was about 60 years of age and left a widow and eight children. Mr. Edward Dornev, who rented the An thony Lindsay farm this year, has been very sick several weeks with typhoid fever, but is now reported to be better. He is attended by Dr. John 8. Green. Children’s Day services were held at Wilson’s M. E. Church, Long Green Circuit, last Sun day afternoon and the exercises were enjoyed by a large audience. Fork M. E. Church will observe Children's Day next Sunday afternoon, June 10th. Miss Gertrude Gorsnch has returned from Baltimore, where she has been attending the Btate Normal School. Bbe passed into the grad uating class, which entitles her to graduate next year. Mr. Berlin Wright, who attends the same school, passed a very creditable exami nation and was advanced onegrade. This was bis first year. The young men of Baltimore county should take a course at the State Agricultural College. Some from this section talk of going there next winter. Jacob Biggie, writing in the Farm Journal , says to be a good farmer re quires the best of education. Thisisso. There is no place where studying will pay better than to know your farm, its soil, the requirements of the different crops, the dairy, how to pro duce the best results, poultry, fruits, &c. It is a place for a wider range of study than any where else and the farmer who will take two or three good agricultural papers and endeavor to get the best possible results out of the farm by study, practice and experimenting, will find that there is a great deal to learn and that it takes a smart man to be a good farmer. There is no occasion for a young man to rush to the city, deceived by the idea that he is going to do better than in the country. Thousands who have done so wish they were back on the farm. Ground-hogs are becoming a great pest in this section. Twenty years ago they were scarcely known here, but now they are numer ous. The latest trick to get them out of their hole is to send down a land terrapin with a wire attached to him. Tied to the wire must be a rag saturated with coal oil. which is set on fire. The ground-hog is frightened by the fire and rushes out. Some have been caught in this way. Blowing up the hole with dyna mite has only been tried. R. Rayvllle 6th District.—The prevailing drought is materially affecting the growth of vegetation through this section. The hay crop will be exceptionally short in this neighbor hood. The cherry and berry crops are need ing a little more moisture than they are re ceiving at present. The Children’s Day exercises at Pine Grove Church last Sunday morning was a success in every particular. The program was excellent ly rendered and the congregation large and at tentive. It was estimated that about 800 per sons were present. Nearly as many were com pelled to remain outside as were crowded into the church. Mrs. John Heffleman and Mrs. AV. H. Weaver, wives of ministers who formerly served on Rayville Circuit, are visiting in this community. Mr. Mordecai Price and wife, of Foreston, were the guests of Mr. John AV. Cooper last Sunday. Mr. Howard Buck, of Baltimore, who has been visiting his cousin, Mrs. Frank AVilson, returned to his home on Thursday. He is very sick, suffering with phthisis and it is thought he cannot survive long. Mrs. Belle Baker.wifeof Mr. William Baker, Jr., near Eklo, died on Tuesday evening. She had been a greet sufferer from consumption, but bore her affliction with Christian fortitude. She was in her 35th year—a kind neighbor and an affectionate wife and mother. A hus band and one child survive her. Mr. George W. Briggs is gradually becoming weaker ana it is not expected that be will long survive. Mrs. Rebecca Cooper, wife of Mr. John Cooper, who was formerly watchman at the county jail, is slowly recovering from an at tack of general debility. The census enumerators for this district are rapidly progressing with their work, which is rather tedious. They are having some very strange experiences which, in the future, may Harvesting is rapidly approaching, evidences being apparent on every hand. Barley is show ing the yellow tinge, and the smaller grains look promising. Here the grass crop will be fairly good. The valley generally looks pros perous and beautiful. This is the third year Mr. Charles A. Coun cilman has been growing alfalfa and the crop was heavier this year than any previous year. Fed green it is one of the best foods for dairy cows that can be produced, rapidly increasing the flow of milk. Mr. A. F. Fuss raised his big barn on Thurs day of last week. He had nearly 150 men to assist him in getting the huge timbers of the frame in place, and all of these were provided with a big dinner. Everything went off smoothly. Mr. John M. C. Hare, the head carpenter, is especially worthy of praise for the ability shown in framing the huge build ing. Messrs. Cullison and Boring, carpenters, showed much skill and courage in walking the plates on top of the structure. Mr. Fuss has had an eye to convenience and economy in storing grain and hay in his new barn, which can be accomplished with little labor. “White Hall Manor,” the beautiful farm of Mr. Joseph Friedenwald,is now occupied by his family, who moved out from the city about a fortnight ago. This place is becoming more attractive every year and is greatly admired by everyone who passes that way. Mr. Leo Friedenwald has ..transferred his weekly stock sales from the farm in the valley to Olyndon. V. Observes. Jacksonville and Sunnybrook, 10th District.—The Young People’s Christian En deavor of Chestnut Grove Church was lead last Sabbath evening by Miss Marion AVilson, of Long Green. She gave a very interesting and effective discourse that was much en joyed by tbe large audience. Rev. J. AV. Campbell, pastor of Chestnut Grove Church, has gone to Ohio to visit his parents and to attend the commencement of the college from which he graduated. Mr. J. Morris Baldwin, of Long Green A’al ley, continues very ill. "Mrs. Matthew Sloan, of Dunkirk, Indiana, is visiting her brother, Mr. Dixon Connolly, of Manor. She has many friends in this lo cality and was heartily welcomed by them. The Sunday school of Fairview M. E.Churcb, near Sunnybrook, will hold its Children’s Day services on Sunday afternoon, June 10th, be ginning at 3 o’clock. A committee, consisting of Mr. T. L. Owens, Mr. AVm. Pocock, Miss Grace Ensor and Miss Mabel Owens, will have the affair in charge and its success is already Dr. J. M. Bixler, of AVestminster, Md., has been visiting friends in this locality. Mr. Conrad Borke is erecting a large barn on his property, near Sweet Air, which will add very much to the appearance of the place. Mrs. Charles Price, who has been sick for some time, is now able to drive out. M. Fullerton, 14th District. — On Sunday morning last thirty boys and girls received their first communion at the hands of Rev. Frank Wunnenberg, pastor of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, at Necker postoffice. The interior of the church was beautifully deco rated with plants and flowers and a floral arch was built at the chancel rail, where the chil dren passed through, led by boys dressed in white and carrying banners. The sermon was preached by the pastor and the entire ser vice was very solemn and impressive. There were many Btrangers in the congregation from Baltimore and elsewhere. Many of our farmers are getting ready to cut their wheat and rye green for fear the louse will attack and destroy it. Some few have al ready done so. Your correspondent has per sonally examined the grain in several fields and found the bug or louse present in large numbers. This was never known or heard of here before. This insect can be easily seen at the kernel or seat of the grain. How it will effect it or what damage it is capable of in flicting remains to be seen. It would be well for farmers generally to look after their grain. Michael AVinkler, who, in a spirit of fun, threw a bucket of lime and water on the per son of David Skanklin, has been arrested and tbe matter will come up before Justice Charles Brockmeyer for investigation. C. Maryland Line, 7th District.—Great in terest is manifested in the Young People's meeting, held at New Market M. E. Church by Rev. J. H. Jeffries, Tuesday night of each week. He is very earnest in his endeavors to help the young people in every possible way, and his efforts are greatly appreciated. June sth was “query” evening. Each person had tbe privilege of asking one question and those present were not slow to embrace the excellent opportunity offered to gain knowledge. A number of queries were handed to Mr. Jeffries, embracing a variety of subjects—philosophical, religious and scientific. All these he answered without partiality and although some of the answers were very concise, yet every possible phase of the questions were discussed. On June 12th there will be an “Evening with Tennyson.” Evervone welcome. The public school at Bentley Springs held a strawberry festival on June 4th, on tne school grounds. "The proceeds are to be used in pur chasing an organ for the school. Misses Martha E. Lee and Ethel M. Day are the teachers. E. Every person known to be connected with the Cuban postal frauds will be brought to judgment and the punishment will fit the per „ fidious offense. Necker, 11th District.—A grand picnic, for tbe benefit of St. Joseph’s Church, was held at Necker’s Park, on w hit-Monday. The congregation turned out in force and tbe affair proved successful and enjoyable. Mr. Edward C. Necker worked energetically to fit up the grounds for the occasion. A new bowling alley has been erected and this furnished much amusement during the day. Potato bugs appear to be following up Bryan’s tactics. There are 16 to 1 leaf and if you clean them up with paris green the old crowd is back again ready for business in the morning. Farmers are very busy and the bugs or lice that have attacked the peas, rye, cherries, etc , are making much extra work for them. Pickers complain bitterly of the way this pest gets on them and they can’t work with any satisfaction. Instead of eating the vines and peas these lice appear to suck the juice from them and they become so disgusting to the sight that the pickers sometimes get sick hand ling them. Wheat and rye look well, but rain is much needed and unless it comes very soon trucking crops will necessarily suffer badly. Mr. Samuel H. Yeatts and wife, of Glyndon. and Mr. Frederick Kremple and wife, of Chestnut Ridge, paid a flying visit to friends here last Sunday. They were much pleased with this section of the county. Men employed on the Belair road have been laid off temporarily, but there is such a de mand for pea and berry pickers that they can readily find employment. Crows are doing a great deal of damage in the corn fields. Dummies have been erected in the fields, but the crows get so bold they actually alight on them. Blinds have been put up by some and the banging of the guns sometimes reminds us of what must be going on in the Philippines. 8. Again After the Gamblers —Colonel Tay lor Has a Rough Experience.—Duringthe session of the County Commissioners on Wednesday it was given out that they in-, tended to make another effort to break up the:- ganibling and disorder that is still going on in the districts adjacent to the city. Col. Taylor j announced to the other members of the Board i tbat vague rumors bad reached his ears that the Commissioners themselves were profiting by this very lawlessness, as well as various other of the county’s officers. Somehad even, he said, fixed the amount which the Com missioners received for their condonance. While he said he knew that as Jo the Com missioners this rumor was false and absurd, and firmly believed that it was equally false and absurd of every other officer who had been thus slandered, yet he thought that pub lic officers should be like Ccesar’s wife—above suspicion; that this would be best accom plished by removing all grounds of suspicion and preserving law and order at any cost. That such lawlessness does exist. Colonel Taylor thinks beyond a doubt. His reasons for that belief, he said, were in part derived from his experience at Kirby’s saloon, in tbe 13th district. He went there, he said, on Tuesday night last, to personally investigate a place Of which he so often had heard. He went unannounced, but he was recognized by some of the "guardian angels” of the place, whose duty is as well to keep out hawks as to keep in "pigeons,” and his further ingress barred. He, however, rushed into the place at the cost of a few bruises and saw it in full blast. Men gathered around him and began to use him roughly, when from somewhere in the crowd a cry came, “For God’s sake don’t hurt that man !” and the turbulent and threatening crowd fell away and left him. He saw, he said, evidences of gambling and pool selling on every hand. Leaving Kirby’s he went on to Kelly’s. Here, too, he was recognised, and met with an inhospitable reception. His experience con vinced him that some steps should be taken to break up these places; that it did not ap pear to be very difficult to find out that they existed. Commissioners Slade and Knox expressed themselves as anxious to take any step or any measures necessary for breaking up this state of disorder. Chief of Police Streett appeared before the Board at the afternoon session and explained to them how almost helpless the police force is. He has not many men and they are well known ancf uniformed, and it is almost an impossibility for them to obtain evidence, as the places invariably close at their approach. He is anxious, he says, to close up every place where there is gambling or where liq’uor is sold on Sunday. The Board then considered the advisability of employing a regular detective force to se cure evidence for tne conviction of these law breakers. Unless steps are taken promptly they are useless. If action is deferred until the meeting of the grand jury the offenders will have temporarily retired into some con venient haven until it is safe to venture forth again into their accustomed haunts. State’s Attorney Grason was also in conference with the Board, advising them as to the best method to pursue in suppressing the lawlessness. The Board finally directed the chief clerk to | lf 0 > He. nolw-wj beats and to suppress it, and notifying them | that their retention of their positions would I depend on their fidelity to their duty and effi ciency in its discharge. The Board did not decide whether or not to employ detectives, but intimated that if such a step is necessary to secure evidence to convict it will be taken. Mosquitos—The Dangerous and the Other Kind.—At the annual meeting of the Maryland Public Health Association, held in Baltimore last week, Dr. AV. 8. Thayer, of Johns Hopkins University, made an address on "Malaria and Its Prevention,” in which he demonstrated the important part played by certain species of mosquitos in the transmis sion of malaria. "It has been about 20 years," began Dr. Thayer, “since the parasite of malaria was discovered and about 15 years since it has been recognized. It lives in the blood and develops in the red corpusels, destroying them. They are of different shapes in the course of their development and when fully developed are as large as the corpuscles. AVhen developed they rupture the corpuscle and some of the para sites sporulate, the spor attacking other cor puscles. There are three species of the para site—one which develops in 48 hours, another in 72 hours, and the third varies in develop ment from 24 to 48 hours. Often they exist in enormous groups. The chill of malaria cor responds with the sporulating of the parasites. “When there are many groups of parasites they sporulate daily, and we have the con tinuous or remittent fevers. Some of the parasites do not undergo sporulation, but from them wormlike forms issue. These forms have been shown to be male and female. From their conjugation comes an arrow-shaped para site, an extremely active body, capable of living outside in other bodies. It has been demonstrated that these parasites can be re moved from the blood of a malarial patient by mosquitos and live in the muscles of the mosquito. “It was formerly thought that there were three ways for malaria to enter the human system—bv drinking water, by respiration and by the mosquito bite. For the first two no confirmatory evidence lias been produced. There is no "case on record where malaria re sulted from drinking water. One investigator drank the blood of a malaria patient with no ill effect. If it had been administered hypo dermically it would have caused the disease. “It is hard to prove or disprove breathing theory. In 1883 Dr. King, of AVashington, suggested the mosquito theory. All conditions for acquiring malaria are favorable to mos quitos. AVhere there are no mosquitos malaria is almost unknown. That mosquitos can transmit malaria has been proven on birds. The parasite is transmitted through the sali vary glands. The parasite in a bird’s blood and in a human being’s blood is nearly the same. “The common house mosquito of Balti more, known as the culex, is not dangerous. The parasite is carried by the brindle or spottea-winged mosquito, known as the ano pheles. This mosquito has four spots on each of his wings. “The anopheles is easily distinguishable from the culex. It is to be found along the shores outside of Baltimore, at Sparrow’.* Foint and in every section where malaria abounds. The culex has six legs, his hind legs being raised when standing on a wall be hind his hack, and one proboscis. The ano phole also has six legs, but his hind legs generally reach to the object he is resting on, and he seems to have three proboscises. “A mosquito net is a preventive against malaria fever in such fever districts. It is a matter of record that investigators have slept iu the open air in malaria countries under mosquito nets and have suffered from no ill effect from the exposure. High winds and high altitudes are unfavorable to the anopho les, which frequent the low, warm and moist marshes and make their attack in the still of the evening.” Religious Services. —Attention is called to the following announcements: Great Falls Circuit, M. E. Chureh Sunday, June 10th, Rev. AV. F. Roberts will preach at Back River and deliver an address in connec with Children’s Day at Ebenezer Church at 3 r. si. Children's Day service at Back River at 7.30 p. m. Rev. L. M. Ferguson will assist in Children's Day service at Hiss’ Church, and preach at Providence in the afternoon. Saters's Baptist Church, Chestnut Ridge.-- Sunday, 10th, preaching by the pastor at 11 a. m. ; 3 p. ~ exercises by the Bunday school, under the leadership of Mr. E. R. Foster, su perintendent ; address by Rev. E. 8. Tuttle, of Chicago. This is the regular J une meeting at this church. St. John's P. E. Church, Western Run.—Servi ces June 17th, at 11 a. m. ; Sunday school eve ry Sunday, at 10 a. m. St. Luke’s, Harrison ville, June 10th and 24th, at 11 a. m. Patapsco M. E. Church, Between Fifth Avenue Extended and TFri* Avenue, North Point Road. — Services every Sunday at 11 a. m. and 8 r. x. Rev. E. C. Gallaher. pastor. Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Chureh, Gar denville.—English services the second Sunday of every month, at 10.30 a. m. Rev. Karl Buff, pastor. Prices at the Eastern Hay Scales.—The following were tbe quotations at the Hay Scales, Baltimore, on Thursday: Timo thy bay, per ton, $16.00 and $18; clover hay. sl4 to sls; wheat straw,s9.oo to $10.00; rye straw, sls to sl7; oat straw, $9.00 to $10.00; corn, per bbl., $2.59 to $2.65. Adjournment of the May Term Grand "“‘T;—The grand jury for the May term of the Circuit Court adjourned finally on Mon day. They examined 131 witnesses, dismissed ■il eases and returned 24 indictments. The re port of the jury was submitted to the Court *>y Mr. Samuel M. Rankin, foreman. It was as follows: “The grand jury is highly gratified in being able to report that peace and quietness is al most universal in the rural portions of our county. Nevertheless, it is a matter of deep regret that it is constrained to report that dis orders and willful violations of law prevail to an alarming extent in the portion of our county bordering on and adjacent to the city, these matters have so often been brought to the attention of our county authorities that the grand jury can scarcely entertain the hope that any successful remedies may be applied to prevent or abate the open and persistent viola tion of law by the keepers or owners of the many saloons or public resorts in this portion of the county. The grand jury would recom mend that some drastic measures may be adopted to relieve the peaceful and law-abiding citizens of that section. The grand jury must not be understood as opposing the licensing of saloons or interfering with the opening or re sorts for innocent and proper amusements. The unlawful abuse of these privileges should cease, and proper justice be meted out to all • offenders of la w and order. No expense should prevent the removal of this dark and threaten ing cloud so pregnant with evil. Perhaps a portion of the money now expended in main taining a fire department, almost universally conceded to be inefficient, might afford more protection if expended in maintaining peace and order.” In reference to the charges made by the Highlandtown Graphic, the report says : “The publication with instructions to the jury re ferred to us by your Honor has claimed a large part of our time in an investigation of the same. The various officers named in said communication have been fully exonerated and all charges repudiated and withdrawn. ■ This investigation has developed a condition of affairs in a portion of our county referred -to fully justifying the previous charges and recommendations in this report. “Whereas, some of the keepers of these places of resort have been indicted by the grand jury, we recommend that in case of conviction the license should be suppressed, if the court is intrusted with power to do so. “We would further recommend that the chief of police be instructed to remove and confiscate all slot-machines or any other fix tures for gambling found in any saloon or place of public resort in the county.” The report highly commends Sheriff’ Todd and his clerk, John F. Anderson, for rigid ad herence to nd intelligent and efficient admin istration of public duty. After adjournment the jury gave a dinner at Bosley’s Hotel and had as guests Judge Burke and other officers of the Court. Mr. Rankin, the foreman, was presented with a told headed cane, while Messrs. Charles H. foore and L. P. Smith, clerks, each received a fountain pen. The Census Man.—The following season able verses are copied from the Bismarck Tribune: Are you ready for the oensus, Have you read the almanac. Have you studied your ancestors For a dozen cycles back ? Have you counted up your freckles ? Have you figured up your sins ? For you know you’ll nave to tell ’em When the census man begins. Have you added up the children ? Have you figured up your cash ? Did you ever find a button In a dish of corn beef hash ? Are you fond of checkered neoties ? Ever fall and bark your shins ? Did you ever swoar ? You’ll have to tell it when the census man begins. If your partner gave trump signal Would you lead him back the deuce ? Ever wear a porous plaster? Was it hard to get it loose ? Are you fond of pickled onions ? Do you smoke or chew or swear? Have you any corns or bunions? What’s the size of shoe you wear? Oh, you might as well look pleasant For you know you’ll have to tell. Would you use a bit more sugar when the jelly doesn’t Jell ? What’s the nature of your labors ? Do you sugar your baked beans ? Are you friendly with your neighbors ? Do you live beyond your means ? Are you lean or stout or medium ? Do you suit yourself that way? Did your vaccination take well ? Did you move the first of May ? If a bob-tailed flush called aces. Could you tell me which one wins ? Oh. you’ll have to come to centre When the census man begins. Are the children well this summer ? Are they troubled with the hives ? Do you think pink teas are tiresome ? Did you ever play high fives? ; Didn’t see you at the party ? f Don’t you go out any more ? Well, good morning! Can you tell me # Who the family is next door ? ■ ■•cuit Court, issued marriage licenses to'the ■flowing persons: W. WHITE. "Charles H. Gettig to Annie Goeller. Henry S. Morfoot to Daisy Martin. Richard R. Sparks to Charlotte E. Payne. Frederick B. Sisson to Susie Hopkins. Frank Schindler to Annie Weisand. Charles E. Burton to Martha L. Burton. John C. Thompson to Ida K. Brandt. Wilbert H. Tracey to Mollie A. Ruby. Peter T. Volz to Addie K. Naff. Andrew ,T. Didlake to Marion C. Muse. Andrew It. Gill to Bessie M. Brooks. Wm. A. H. Murray to Lottie Miller. John S. Vincent to Mary R. Richardson. Josiah Clayton to Carrie A. Carman. Ira B. Myers to Ida G. Fowble. Wm. M. Stirling to Mary E. Burke. George W. Hopkins to Estelle Bayse. Orrick Naylor to Dora E. Alban. John Hafferbert to Lena Dilworth. Charles Brown to Martha G. Barton. Charles Stewart to Elisabeth P. Pleasants. Arthur Harris to Maggie Brown. Maurice Green to Rita Brandt. Roy E. Miller to Estelle L. Morris. John Hess to Rebecca J. Campbell. Daniel J. McSweeney to Maggie O’Brien. Herbert R. Wilhelm to Hattie B. Miller. Jacob H. Plitt to May E. Baker. COLORED. Archie 0. Monroe to Annie E. Fennick. Charles E. Simms to Grace Jones. Hanson Stephen to Elizabeth Maddox. Albert Franklin to Janie Pearce. George C. Dodson to Demmeadia Williams. Samuel Young to Lizzie Willis. Battle Between a Mink and a Snake.— A letter from Ellicott City dated June 4th says: “An interesting aocount of a battle between a mink and a large black snake a day or two ago is given by Alexander Jenkins, who resides at Oella, on the Baltimore county side of the Patapsco, near this place. While hunting for squirrels along the river side, above the Union dam, Mr. Jenkins was suddeniy startled by a noise resembling that of a frenzied cat. This was quickly followed by a splashing in the water, and a glance through the undergrowth revealed to him the astounding spectacle of a life-or-death struggle between what is known in the river section above here as a water mink and a large black snake. Mr. Jenkins made ready with his gun to dispatch the two com batants, but waited to see how the fight would terminate. The battle waged for 10 minutes, the mink leaping furiously at his antagonist and seizing it by the body, and the snake at times coiling itself into a heap and frequently warding off the attacks of its enemy with thrusts of its head. Sometimes it would grab the mink with its mouth, and wrap itself around the body so tightly as to cause the mink to break loose and scamper away to re gain its breath. The mink made several at tempts to drag the snake under the water, which seemed to be his best-laid plan for over coming the reptile. Mr. Jenkins finally saw his opportunity when the two fighters had be come entangled by a vicious charge made by the mink to shoot them, and he fired, killing ‘the mink dead, and disabling the snake so badly that he had no difficulty in finishing it with a club.” Circuit Court.—Elberton Wheeler, burg lary ; plea of guilty of petit larceny confessed and traverser sentenced to ten days in jail. A. Stohl, selling whisky without a license; plea guilty; three months in county jail. A. Stohl, selling beer without license, stetted. William Gerdt, selling beer without license; guilty; three months in county jail. Same, same of fense ; stetted. Andrew Brooks, attempt to commit a felonious assault; guilty; two years in Maryland House of Correction. Herbert Hare, larceny; guilty of petit larceny; ten days in jail. Lizzie Berger, sale of oleomarga rine ; stetted on payment of costs. Benjamin F. Grove vs. Laura V. Nicholson and has band; bill for enforcement of mechanics' lien ; argued and held sub curia. William Peacock vs. Comfort M. W. Morrison; demurrer to declaration sustained by consent. Charles Wallbellick vs. John R. and Matilda L. White; non pros. Theresa Hannemann, executrix, etc., vs. same and same; removed to Court of Common Pleas. Joseph Sapp vs. Louisa Sapp; non pros. David Sindall vs. Charles Wolfe, verdict for plaintiff for one cent damages. John J. Duffy and others vs. Joseph Duffy and others; removed to Baltimore City Court. Lewis Goldstrora vs. T. Rowe Price, garnishee of William H. Constantine, non pros. The Second National Bank of Baltimore vs. Jacob F. Lambey, judgment for $386.62. Wants the Liberty Road Condemned.— The Libertv Road Improvement Association, by Mr. A. J. Robinson, atty., has filed a peti tion in the Circuit Court here alleging that the Baltimore and Liberty Turnpike Company has failed to keep in proper repair and of a proper width that portion of its roadbed lying in Bal timore county extending from Rockdale to the northwestern limits of Baltimore city. The court is asked to pass an order directing the Bheriff to summon a jury of six persons to make an inquisition as provided by the Act of 1894, and that tolls shall not be charged by the company until the road shall have been put in good order and repair and properly widened. In compliance with the above request or petition Sneriff Todd summoned the following persons to serve as a jury of inquiry: Frederick von Kapff, Arthur W. Shanklin, Charles J. Moore, John Arthur, Benjamin T. Ridgely and Peter Link. JUNE BRIDES AND GROOMS. Stewart — Pleasantt. —A quiet wedding took Elace at noon on Saturday, June 2d, at "Ivan oe,” the country home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Richard H. Pleasants, on the Hillen road, near Towson, when Miss Elizabeth Poultney Pleasants was married to Mr. Charles Stewart, of England, now residing in New York. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. W. H. H. Powers, rector of Trinity Church, Towson. The bride entered the drawing-room with her eldest brother, Mr. J. Pemberton Pleasants, by whom she was given away. She was met by the groom, attended by his best man, Mr. Philip A. 8. Franklin, of New York, for merly of Baltimore county. Mr. Stewart was to have been attended by his cousin, the Earl of Cassillis, son of the Marquis of Ailsa, but he was detained in England od account of war duty. He sent a handsome present of silver plate.asdid also Lord Blantyre. another cousin. The bride wore a gown of white satin and old family lace, and a tulle veil fastened with orange blossoms. Her bouquet was of lilies of the valley. She also has a distinguished ancestry, being a great-great-granddaughter of Ellin North, the first white child born in Bal timore. Through her grandmother, who was Miss Curzon, she is related to the Earl of Scars dale and Lord Curson, of England. Follow ing the ceremony a breakfast was served, an orchestra rendering music during the repast. The guests were limited to the family and the immediate friends. The presents were unusu ally handsome and beautiful, and included an antique service of family silver from Mr. Walter deC. Poultney, the bride’s uncle; cases of small silver from the bride’s brothers, and jewels, laces, antique furniture and checks from other members of her family, besides silver, cut-glass and works of art from numer ous friends in this country and in England. Rodgers—Hotkaday. —Miss Margaret Lawson Hockaday, daughter of Mr. D. Hockaday, of Woodbourne Heights, near Govanstown, was married in Govanstown Presbyterian Church, on Tuesday evening, June sth, to Mr. Robert S. Rodgers, son of Mr. James Rodgers, of South Towson. The pastor. Rev. Henry G. Martin, performed the ceremony. The church was elaborately decorated with plants and flowers and the young couple stood under a bell of ferns and daisies while the knot was being tied, The bride wore white organdie and car ried Bride roses. The be3t girl was Miss Mary Cardwell, a cousin of the groom. She wore white organdie and carried La France roses. Mr. Robert Hockaday, brother of the bride, was best man, and the ushers were Messrs. James G. Rodgers, Jr., and George Rodgers, brothers of the groom ; J. Ross McComas and George Heinecke. After the ceremony a re ception was held at the home of the bride's parents. Later Mr. and Mrs. Rodgers left for a trip North. Upon their return they will re side on Harwood avenue, Govanstown. Pentecost Wilkins.—' The country home of Mr. George C. Wilkins, at Sherwood, N. C. R. R., was the scene of a pretty wedding on Thursday afternoon when Miss Emily Black stone Wilkins was married toGeorgeF. Pente cost, Jr., of New York. The ceremony was performed by Rev. GeorgeF. Pentecost, father of the groom, in the square entrance ball, where an improvised altar of flowers had been arranged. The bride entered with her father, by whom she was given away. She wore an exquisite gown made with a decided train, and a long tulle veil. Following the ceremony a breakfast was served for the immediate rela tives. Mrs. George F. Pentecost, of New York, mother of the groom, was present. Later in the afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Pentecost left on a special car for the North. Turnbaugh—Hoffman.— At Roland Avenue M. E. Church on Wednesday night the mar riage of Miss Carrie Adele Hoffman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Hoffman, and Mr. George H. R. Turnbaugh took place. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Joseph P. Wilson, pastor of thechurch. The chancel was adorned with cut flowere and potted plants. The ushers were Messrs. Joseph C. Turnbaugh, J. Elmer Hoffman, Dennis Brown and Chester H. Hoffman. The bride wore a gown of white silk trimmed with chiffon and carried La France roses. Miss Addie V. Everhart played Mendelssohn’s wedding march during the ser vice. Immediately alter the ceremony the bridal party returned to the home of the bride’s parents, where a reception took place. Bresee— Vogeler. —Miss Caroline Marie Voge ler, daughter of Mrs. Christian Devries, was married Tuesday evening to Mr. Louis O. Bresee, son of Mrs. A. A. Bresee. The cere mony was performed at the bride’s home, cor ner of Charles and Madison streets, Baltimore, Rev. Donald Guthrie, of theFirstPresbyterian Church, officiating. Miss Elise Vogeler was maid of honor and Miss Minnie Vogeler, Miss Mary Hartman, Miss Nannie Bresee and Miss Elizabeth T. Manly were bridesmaids. Mr. G. Howell Parr was best man and the ushers were Mr. William Vogeler, Mr. John T. Love, Mr. George K. Jones and Mr. Marshall West. A reception followed at the home of the bride. her home on the York road, on Wednesday night, to Dr. George 8. Everhart, of Lauraville. Rev. Conrad Clever, pastor of the Third Re formed Church, officiated. Miss Maude Moon was bridesmaid, and Dr. Oliver Everhart, of Silver Run, Md„ a brother of the groom, was best man. Misses Maude Brooks and Grace Waidner were maids of honor, and Miss May Farmer, sister of the bride, was the flower girl. The bride, wore white silk organdie over taf feta. A reception followed the ceremony. Dr. and Mrs. Everhart left for a trip North. On their return they will live at Lauraville. Vogt— Ackerman.— A pretty wedding took place on Sunday evening, June 3d, in St. Mat thew’s Church, Fayette street and Central avenue, Baltimore, the bride being Miss Annie Ackerman, daughter of Mr. Gotlip Ackerman, and the groom Mr. John A. Vogt, all of Gar denville, Baltimore county. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Huber. Miss Katie Vogt, sister of the groom, was brides maid, and Mr. George Koppelman was best man. A reception afterward took place at the home of the bride, where the young couple received the hearty congratulations of a large number of friends. Willinghan — (Jr ami Mr. —Miss Katie E.Gram mer, daughter of Mr. George W. Grammer, of Putty Hill, Belair road, was married at her home, on the 6th instant, to Mr. James F. Willinghan, son of Mr. William G. Willing han, of Parkville. The ceremony was per formed by Rev. W. F. Roberts, of Great Falls Circuit. The bride was gowned in pearl silk and carried Bride roses. A reception followed the ceremony. The bride was the recipient of many pretty and useful presents. The young couple will take up their residence in a pretty cottage built by the groom, near the home of his father. Keech—Cooper.— The marriage of Miss Nellie B. Cooper, daughter of Mr. S. S. Cooper, and Mr. Lawrence A. Keech, of Trump, 7th dis trict, took place on Wednesday, tbe ceremony being performed in West Liberty Methodist Episcopal Church by Rev. P. C. Edwards, as sisted by Rev. J. H. Jeffries. The bridesmaids were Misses Jennie Cooper and Maude A. Noel, of Baltimore. The flower girls were Misses Hyla Gcmmiil and Eva O’Keefe. The ushers were Messrs. Jacob 8. Noel, Elmer Cooper, Newton Hershner and Prof. E. K. Morris. Williams—Keifer.—A pretty wedding took place Tuesday night, June sth, at the German United Evangelical Church, Canton. The con tracting parties were Miss Ellanora Keifer, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Keifer, and Mr. George Williams. The cere mony was performed by Rev. William Batz. Miss Louisa Keifer, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid, and Mr. Frederick Helm was best man. A reception followed at the home of the bride's parents, corner Clinton and O’Don nell streets. School Libraries.—One of the most im portant things in education is to make boys and girls fond of reading good books, says the Baltimore Sun Without such a taste no pro gress in education after leaving school is like ly, and one of the chief enjoyments of life is lost. One of the most effectual methods of cultivating a literary taste is to have a library, however small, of carefully selected books con nected with each school room, or at least with each school building. The cost of such a library is small and out of all proportion to the bene fits which come of it. The teacher can be the librarian, and here would come one of the great advantages over tbe public libraries, be cause the teacher is there to advise the children what books to read. The books should begood standard works, the best written, and not the trashy stories about tbe good little boy who died young and the bad little boy who stole apples and fell out of the tree or went fishing on Sunday and fell into tbe water. The Colorado School Journal recently pub lished a paper by Miss Newcomb, librarian of the North Side School in Denver. In this pa per Miss Newcomb says : “Beginning with the second grade, each school room in the district has its own collection of books, which remain there from year to year. As the children go from grade to grade they are each year brought in contact with another set of books new to them. The teacher feels the responsibility of directing the children’s reading, for the libra ry is but another tool for molding the charac ter of her pupils.” Speaking of the selection of books for these libraries, Miss Newcomb says: “When we find any attractive book we try it in a room. If it is approved by these re lentless little judges (tbe children) we buy a copy for each room of that grade. We do not try to force upon children books that are high ly instructive or which we think they ought to like. We try to supplant the trashy stuff by providing good but interesting books. Our aim is to give them a love for good literature.” Maryland College Commencement.— The forty-seventh annual commencement of the Maryland College for Young Ladies, at Lutherville, took place on Monday night last. The graduating class was composed of the following: Bertha F. Adams, Saratoga, N. Y.; Mary E. Bliem, Pottstown, Pa.; Maude E. Forcey. Williams’ Grove, Pa.; Elizabeth M. Hoch. Easton, Pa.; Bertha V. Hoch, Easton, Pa.; Florence V. Hubbert, Blacksburg. Va.; Mabel D. Kressler, Allentown, Pa.: Leila A. Latshaw, Spring City, Pa.; RosenaJ. Metzger, Williamsport, Pa.; Mercy Moore, Colora, Md.; Anna Moore, Colora, Md.; Margaret E. Myers, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. Personal Mention.— —Mr. D. Hopper Emory and family have removed for the summer to their cottage in Towson. —Mr. Otho S. Lee, Jr., son of Col. Otho S. Lee, of Belair, will graduate at Princeton Col lege this month. —Bishop Paret will preach at the morning service at Trinity Church, Towson, Sunday, June 10th, at 11 o'clock. —Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. Douglas, of Balti more, will spend the summer with the latter’s father, Mr. Thomas B. Todd, of Patapsco Neck. —Mr. Benjamin A. Garrett, of Gemmil’s, in the 7th district of this county, was one of this year’s graduates at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. —Mr. Richard Swormstedt and family, who spent the past winter in Baltimore, have re turned to their farm at the head of Long Green Valley. —Mr. W. Gill Smith, who had been treasurer of Towson Lodge, 1.0.0. F., for the past four teen years, declined a re-election to that office on Thursday night. —The family of Mr. R. Emory Warfield, who spent the past winter in Philadelphia, have returned to “Pot Spring,” their country home, north of Towson. —Mrs. Waller, of Virginia, has been the guest of Miss Urath Cockey, of “Garrison,” near Pikesville, who gave a card party in her honor last Saturday afternoon. —Misses Mary and Nora Bruff, twin daugh ters of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Bruff, of Tow son, graduated at Mrs. Bullock’s private school in Baltimore, on Wednesday last. —Miss Mabel Shirey, of Hametown, York county, is visiting Miss Althea Hosball, daugh ter of Judge Melchor Hosball, of the Orphans’ Court, at her home in the 6th district. —Prof. Albert S. Cook, of Reisterstown, who will become county school examiner on the Ist of July, succeeding Prof. Z. C. Ebaugh, expects to remove his family to Towson. —Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stewart, who were married at “Ivanhoe,” near Towson, last Sat urday, are making a tour of the larger cities of the West. Later they will sail for Europe. —Dr. Martin 1,. Jarrett, of Jarrettaville, was among the Marylanders who attended the Confederate reunion at Louisville, Ky., last week. He is a brother of Dr. J. H. Jarrett, of Towson. —Mr. R. H. Webster, of the Belair broker age firm of Smith, Rouse & Webster, was in Towson this week. They established business about a year ago and are meeting with well merited success. —Mr. and Mrs. William S. Mallonee and their daughter, Miss Viola Mallonee, of Balti more, are spending the summer with Mr. Ephriam Mallonee, of "Walnut Springs,” Baltimore county. —Mr. John S. R. Shanklin has entered the law office of his brother, Mr. Arthur P. Shanklin, in Towson. as clerk and student. He is the youngest son of Mr. John W. Shank lin, ex-Clerk of the Circuit Court. —Mr. George B. Roberts has rented his house at Sherwood, N. C. R. R., to Mr. A. E. Davis, of Baltimore, and, with his family, will spend the summer at Betterton, Md. For the present they are at Westminster. —Harry O. Benson, of the sth district of this county, has been re-elected foreman of the printing office at the Maryland School for the Deaf and Dumb, at Frederick. Mr. Ben son is a graduate of that institution. —Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Regester quietly cele brated the sixteenth anniversary of their mar riage, at their home in Baltimore, on tbe 2d instant. Mr. Regester owns a farm on Reges ter avenue, south of Towson, where he spends much of his time. —Mr. James Piper, son of Dr. Jackson Piper, of Towson, who went to the_ Adiron dack mountains for the benefit of his health, is improving rapidly. It is likely he will spend the summer there. Mr. Piper is a member of tbe bar. —Col. Benjanin F. Taylor, president of the Antietam Monument Commission, has re ceived a personal letter from President Mc- Kinley, conveying his thanks for the courte sies shown him by Col. Taylor at the unveil ing ceremonies on Decoration Day. —Mr. Lewis M. Bacon, who was a lay dele gate to the General Conference of the M. E. Church, which was held in Chicago, returned a few days ago. He attended every session of the Conference, which lasted nearly a month, and was pretty well tired out with tbe work. —On Monday last Mr. Samuel M. Shoe maker, of “Burnside,” Green Spring Valley, entertained Bishop Paret and about- seventy live Protestant Episcopal clergymen. Dinner was served on the porches, following there were speeches by the Bishop and several others. —Mr. E. Glenn Perine and family have re moved for the summer to “Homeland,” their beautiful old estate on Charles street avenue, adjoining the Church of the Redeemer. This place embraces several hundred acres and is one of the most valuable estates in Maryland. —On Saturday last Rev. Dr. John F. Goucber, president of the WOman's College, and Mrs. Goucber, gave their annual lawn fete at “Alto Dale,” their beautiful country Slace, near Pikesville, to the faculty and resi ent students of the college and the graduating o’! a tfotAeoßatßU at me Ctounty Clerk’s office last Saturday as a prac ticing phvsician. Dr. Powers, who is a daughter of Rev. W. H. H. Powers, rector of Trinity Church, Towson, is the first of her sex to register as a physician in this county. —Mr. Charles E. Fendall, equity clerk in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, was chosen by the Democratic State convention on Tuesday one of the district delegates to the Democratic National Convention which meets in Kansas City, July 4th. Mr. Fendall is an earnest supporter of William Jennings Bryan. —Among the young ladies who graduated at Miss Hall’s school in Baltimore on Tuesday last were the following, all of Mt. Washing ton : Miss Letty A. Robinson, daughter of Mr. O. E. Robinson; Miss Marion B. Chipman, daughter of Mr. Henry C. Chipman. and Miss Ann S. Gephart, daughter of Mr. John Gep hart. —Cards have been issued for the marriage of Mr. William C. Shriver and Mrs. Janie W. Martin, of Baltimore. The ceremony will take place at St. John’s Independent Metho dist Church, Liberty street, Thursday evening, June 14th, at 8 o’clock. Mr. Shriver, who has many acquaintances in the county, has charge of the carpenter work at the Sheppard Asylum. —Among the graduates at the annual com mencement of the Maryland Institute Schools of Art and Design on Tuesday night were Miss Rebekah N. Brogden, daughter of Mrs. James Brogden, of Long Green Valley, and Miss Ethel P. Bowen, daughter of Mr. Joseph S. Bowen, of Towson. Miss Brogden received a gold medal. —Mr. James K. Keech, who was one of this year’s graduates at the General Theological Seminary in New York city, is now visiting his home here. He will be ordained deacon in Trinity Church, Towson, June 14th, and soon thereafter will enter upon his ministerial duties at Cumberland, Md. Mr. Keech is a son of the late William 8. Keech. —Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Gross, of Canton, celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of their marriage on Tuesday night, when they received the congratulations of many friends. Among the presents they received was a beau tiful service of silver from their children. On Thursday Mr. Gross sailed from New York for Europe and will spend several months abroad, visiting the Paris Exposition and the place of his birth in Germany. —The many friends of Mr. J. Morns Bald win, a highly esteemed citizen and farmer of the 11th district, will be pained to learn of his continued serious sickness, from which his recovery is not expected. Mr. Baldwin is a widower, his wife having died about fifteen years ago. He has two daughters and one son. One of the daughters is the wife of Dr. John S. Green, of Long Green Valley. Mr. Baldwin is in the 83d year of his age. —Baltimore county will have four graduates at tbe annual commencement at the Maryland Agricultural College, which will take place June 10th to 14th. Tbeir names and the thesis of each is as follows: Edward 8. Choate, Randallstown, "Wood Turning Lathe;” An drew S. R. Grason, Towson, "Horse Industry ;” William D. Groff, Owings’ Mills, “Condimen tal Foods;” K. Moore Jenifer, Loch Raven, “Minor Injuries and Their Treatment.” —Dr. A. C. McCurdy, of Towson, who was an applicant for the position of superintendent of the Maryland House of Correction, was turned down bv the Board when it met at that institution on Thursday, and Mr. Jesse Moore, of Washington county, was chosen for that position. Dr. McCurdy put up a very strong fight for the place and deserves credit for the extraordinary energy he displayed. While he did not succeed he is by no means cast down and is especially thankful to his friends who so faithfully stood by him. —ln February last Mr. Edward E. Dunning, whose family is now living in Boston, came here to his former home in such acondition of health that it was thought he could not long survive. His physician in Boston said he had consumption and that his case was incurable. After coming here he called in Dr. J. Royston Green, under whose care he has since been, with tbe result that he is now almost a new man and gaining in weight and strength daily. Dr. Green says he did not have con sumption. Mr. Dunning will return to Bos ton and resume his business. Hereford Circuit, M. E. Church.—The first quarterly meeting of Hereford Circuit was held last Saturday, at Bosley M. E. Church. Itev. Dr. H. 8. France presided at the business meeting and preached Saturday and Bunday. At noon the ladies spread a bountiful luncheon. The committee on ministers’ salaries. Rev. J . L. Benson. L. M. Bacon and Dr. J. E. Benson, reported 1900, exclusive of a furnished par sonage for Rev. C. T. Weede, and $450 to the junior minister. Rev. R. N. Edwards. The apportionments of the several charges are as follows: Bosley, $450; Jessop, $300; Mt. Car mel, $265; Hereford. $190; Epworth, $75; Dover, $75; Falls Road, S6O. The next quar terly meeting will be held at Hereford. Coal Contracts Awarded.—The County Commissioners on Wednesday awarded con tracts for furnishing coal to the county build ings, as follows: E. Tyson Ware, for Court House, 80 tons No. 1, $4.90 per ton of 2,240 pounds; for jail. 30 tons No. 1, $4.80; 20 tons No. 3, $5.20. H. E. Bartleson, of Cockeys ville, 100 tons No. 1 for alms-house for $4.10 per ton. George Jessop, of Cockeysville, 50 tons delivered at Texas, $4.39. The only other bidder was the Wilson & Kenney Company, of Towson. WORK OF THE ORIM REAPER. Parsons. —Mrs. Mary R. Parsons died at her home in Baltimore, on the 6th instant, aged 88 years. She was the widow of Jonathan Parsons, who, many years ago, was killed by a Northern Central Railway engine at Sparks’ Station. One of her sons is Prof. E. Parsons, who once conducted Milton Academy, in the Bth district of this county. Miss Annie Good win, who had been a member of the Parsons family many years, died on the Ist instant and was buried at Jessop M. E. Church last Sunday. Cox.—Oliver Cox, who lived near Beckleys ville, in the sth district, died suddenly on Wednesday morning last, from paralysis of the heart. He served in one of the Maryland Union regiments during the War of the Re bellion. Mr. Cox was a stonemason by trade and was widely known. He served on the jury a number of times at Towson, and always took an active interest in Republican politics. Mr. Cox leaves a family. Rilet.—John Riley, an inmate of the Con federate Soldiers’ Home, Pikesville, died on Sunday night last, aged 66 years. He was a native of Ireland and came to this country when quite young. Heenlisted in a Louisiana regiment in 1861 and lost his right leg in the battle of the Wilderness, May sth, 1864. He had been an inmate of the Home since 1892. Spencer.—Miss Jessie Spencer, a student at Hannah More Academy, Reisterstown, died on the 2d instant after a brief illness from in flammation of thestomach. She wasadaugh ter of Gen. B. F. Spencer, of Passaic, New Jersey, to which place her body was forwarded for interment. Green.—Mrs. Alice Green died suddenly on Monday last at her home in Warren, Bth dis trict, aged 46 years. She was the widow of Henry W. Green and a daughter of Mr. Emanuel Buckley, an old resident of Warren. Four children survive her. A Church Celebrates Its Semi-Centen nial.—The congregation of Govanstown M. E. Church celebrated the semi centennial of the church last Sunday, the services continuing throughout the day. Rev. R. R. Murphy, a former pastor, conducted the morning service, and Rev. D. A. Ford, who entered the minis try from that church, the afternoon service, which included a history of the church, pre pared and read by Rev. George W. Evans, who is now in his fifth year as pastor of thechurch. His paper stated that the erection of the church was commenced in September, 1849, and the structure was dedicated on Jnne 2d of the following year. It is built of granite, and cost $1,600. Members of the church con tributed their labor to assist in erecting it. The site of the church was doifhted by James Bryan. Mrs. Augusta Marshall, one of the present members of the church, is his niece. Other relatives of Mr. Bryan present at the services on Sunday were Mrs. Malvina Bryan Hedrick, Mrs. Alice B. Comegys, Misses Ida Bryan, Nellie Bryan, Jennie Bryan, of Ellicott City; Lillian and Laura Hedrick, of Balti more. The first pastor of the church was Rev. John Maclay and Rev. J. A. McCauley was his assis tant. William Broadbent presented Ibe new church with candle chandeliers, Bible and a clock. The benches came from Evans Chapel, on Roland avenue. The Bible board came from the old Light Street M. E. Church in Baltimore. There have been thirty-seven pas tors of the church. The church was an outgrowth of old Evans Chapel, which was organized 128 years ago, at what is now known as Tuxedo Park, and aftei the building of the new church the congrega tion worshiped there. It is claimed by some that the congregation of Evans Chapel was the first Methodist congregation organized in America. Among the first contributes to Govanstown Church were J. W. Lee, of Tow son ; Col. John Berry, George Cassard, David Perine, Thomas R. Cockey, John Ridgely, of Hampton, Johns Hopkins, Edward Rider and Dr. Thomas Bond. Children's Day services took place at night, and services were continued every evening during the week. Baltimore County Agricultural Society. —The Board of Managers of this society held their regular monthly meeting in Baltimore last Saturday, with Mr. Geoge W. Yellott, pres ident, in the chair, and Mr. Arthur P. Shank lin, secretary. Mr. T. Dudley Riggs, of Green Spring Val ley, was elected a member of the Board, vice Mr. William Wesley, of Sunnybrook. resigned. Mr. Frank A. Lovelock, of Lynchburg, Va., was selected to judge tbe cattle, sheep, swine and poultry at tbe fair of 1900. Col. Robert Hough, of Baltimore, ted as starting judge for the trotting Mr. James M. Birmingham, of triet. was chosen to act ns chief inifl fair of liHHJ, and V.r. George 4th district, as deputy "pos Last Saturday’s last Saturday afternoon was iw 6 Morn, some sections of this county P f damage was done by the washing of roads. This was particularly true in portioffir-x of the Bth and lOtn districts, where the heavy rain was accompanied by high wind, heavy thunder and vivid lightning. The residency of Mr. Thomas V. Richardson, a well kiiowii ' farmer and dairyman of the 10th district, was struck by lightning and somewhat damaged but it did not catch fire. The members of tbe family escaped. The barn on the farm of Mr. T. T. Griffith, adjoining that of Mr. Richard son, was also struck and slightly damaged. Mr. Griffith and a hired man named John Bar ret, who had taken shelter in tbe building from the storm, were shocked by the bolt, the latter so seriously that he did not revive for about half an hour. Purchase of Towson Property.—Dr. J. Royston Green has purchased what is known as the Dunning property, situated on the northwest corner of Allegany and Baltimore avenues, opposite Trinity Church Rectory, in Towson. The lot is 174 by 196 feet and has on tbe north side of it a double frame cottage and a large stable. Dr. Green, who has been for some time resident physician at the Hospital for Consumptives, on the Hillen road, has re signed that position to take effect June 12tli. After that he will devote his entire attention to bis private practice, with bis office and rooms in the Dunning house. Want tbe Will Construed. —Messrs. Richard H. Woollen, Howard P. Sad tier and W. Cabell Bruce, trustees, have filed a petition in the Circuit Court in the case of Martha E. Woollen et al. vs. Nannie H. Stump et. al„ asking a construction of the will of the late Samuel Brady, and particularly of the twelfth clause thereof, relative to the sale and lease of certain lands in Baltimore county made by John W. 8. Brady and Samuel Brady, Jr., trustees under the will of their father, Samuel Brady, of Green Spring Valley. Tiie National Socialist-Labor party held a convention in New York city on Wednesday and nominated the following ticket: For President of the United States—Joseph F. Maloney, of Lynn, Mass.; for Vice-President. Valentine Remmel, of Pittsburg. Maloney is a machinist and fifty years of age. Remmel is a glass-worker and also lives in Pittsburg. On Monday last Mr. Derick Fahnestock was re-elected president of the Baltimore Stock Ex change for tbe thirteenth consecntiveyear. Mr. Clyraer Whyte was re-elected chairman, and Messrs. John M. Nelson, Alexander Frank and John Redwood, members of the govern ing committee. _ For some unaccountable reason, unless it is because of tbe general rise in prices, the value of arms and legs in Texas is advancing. Dam age suits against railroads for injuries ask 50 per cent, more than they did two or three years ago. __ In April 46,677 immigrants landed in New York, an increase over April, 1899, of 15,874. This barometer of prosperity continues to move upward. MARRIACEB. SMITH-FRANKLIN.-June 6tn, at the resi dence of Dr. Gaither, St. Paul street, Balti more, by Hev. Thomas Goreuch,of Parkville, Wm. O. Smith to Miss Fannie G. Franklin, both of Baltimore. __ RODGERS—HOCKADAY.—On June 6, 1900. in the Govanstown Presbyterian Church, by Rev. Henry F. Martin. Robert F. Rodgers, of South Towson, and Margaret L. Hockaday, of Govanstown, Md. FOWBLE—HOFFACKER.—On June 0. 1900. at the residence of Rev. A. H. Burk, Fowbles burg. Md., John F. Fowble, of Fowblesburg, and Marv C. Hoffacker, of Llneboro, Md. SHIPLEY—SHIPLEY.-On June 4, 1900, at Woodstock College, by Rev. A. J. Maas, S. J., J. Frank Shipley to Mary M. Shipley, both of Md. . _ LITSINGnPfcLUNET.-On May 29th, by Rev. W. D. Lifciigar, at Franklin Street Presby terian Church, Rev. W. H. Litsloger and Bes sie Clunet. WILLINGHAN—GRAMMER.—At Putty Hill, Belair road, on June 6, 1900, by Rev. W. V. Roberts, James F. Willinghan to Katie E. Grammer, both of Baltimore county. DEATHS. —Tribute*, <*e.. lO Cent* Per Line.— PARSONK—In Baltimore, on the 6th Inst., Mrs. Mary A., widow of Jonathan Parsons, for merly of Baltimore county, aged 88 years. FLYNN.—On June 6th, at Mount Washington, Md.. Catharine, wife of James Flynn. WELSH—On June 2d. Ann Welsh, aged 81 years, formerly of Baltimore county, Md. VANBANT.—On June 1, at Washington, D. C.. Mabel, eldest daughter of Nicholas and Nellie Vansant. Prospect hill cemetery, tow son, MI). — Incorporated. 1891.—BEAU TIFULLY BITUATED, COMMANDING FINE VIEWS OF SURROUNDING COUNTRY; HIGH AND DRY: CHOICE LOCATIONS: LOTS ALL SIZES. Address the SECRETARY OF THE COMPANY. Towson. Md.