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TOWSON. Md. Saturday, - - July 21, 1900. LONGNECKER BROS.. Editors and Proprietors. #l.so per annum--inadvance. Piatagepre- P'iiri. No subscription taken for lean than six months. LOCAL ITEMS. SALES ADVERTISED IN “THE UNION.” Tuesday. July 31, by Ernest Hocn. Jr..attorney, on the premises, bouse and lot on Wooa bourne avenue, near the York road. Tuesday, July 31, by Ernest Hoen, Jr., attoiney, on the premises, a house and lot on Wood bourne avenue, near the York road. Tuesday, Auirust 7, by Arthur M. Easter, attor ney, on the premises, a house and lot on Woodbourne avenue, near the York road. Wednesday. August 8. by D. G. Mclntosh, at torney. at the Court House door, a farm of lftlX acres, situated on tho York turnpike at Timonlum. Monday. August 13. by John L. G. Lee, assignee, at the Court House door. 20 acres of sand Jand at Hosedale, Phila. road. Monday, August 13, by John L. G. Lee, attorney, at the Court House door, 6 9-10 acres of sand land at Kosedale, Phila. road. Tuesday, August 14, at the Court House door, by James J. Lindsay, attorney, a small farm near Perry Hall, 11th district. --► Wheat sold in Baltimore this week at 75J cents per bushel. —On and after August Ist Wednesday will be the market day for cattle at the Union Stock Yards, Baltimore. —*The dog-poisoner has again been opera ting in Tnwann hut. his victims appear to have been few this time. —* Baltimore was the hottest city in the United States last Monday. That is very little to its credit, but it’s a fact. —►The camp-meetings are now in full blast and if they don’t bring rain there is nothing else in the world that will. —►Copies of the catalogue of the coming Timonium Fair may be had by personally ap plying at The Union office. —►There were fine showers in same sections of Baltimore county on Wednesday afternoon, but not a drop fell in Towson. —► Towson W. C. T. U. will hold its an nual meeting in the Merryman Building, Wednesday, July 25th, at 3 o’clock p. m. —►Owing to sickness Elder H. C. Kerr will not be able to fill his appointment at Black Rock Baptist Church, on Sunday, July 22d. —►Daniel Harding, of Towson, has been awarded the contract for making repairs to the draw in Back River bridge. His bid was $450. —►Today—Saturday, July 2lst—ends the first month of the summer of 1900. Itpromises to make a record for itself in the way of heat and lack of rain. —► Mr. Alex. Tarbert, head gardener at the Sheppard Asylum, near Towson, was overcome by the heat last Saturday. He wasattended by Dr. J. H. Jarrett. —►The Epworth League Chapters of Monk ton Circuit will hold an all duy meeting at Clynraalira Church, My Lady’s Manor, on Tuesday, July 24th. —►Attention is invited to another letter from the United Milk Producers’ Association, which is published in the advertising columns of The Union today. —►This promises to be a great fruit year in some parts of Maryland. There will be plenty of peaches in Baltimore county and it is said they will be very fine. —► There was a glut in the potato market in Baltimore this week and they sold as low as 60 cents a barrel. Two weeks ago they were worth $2 50 per barrel. —►The Sunday school of Ashland Presby terian Church, Mr. William H. Buck, Jr., superintendent, went on an excursion toTol chester Beach last Thursday. union services of the Towson churches will be held next Sunday night in the M. E. Church. Preaching by Rev. W. E. Robertson, of the Baptist Church. —► At the meeting of the Democratic Bbard of Election Supervisors on Monday last the appointment of Mr. Thomas J. Hunter as clerk to the Board was confirmed. —►The very warm weather of the past week has had a killing effect upon business. Next thing to nothing is doing because it is too beastly hot for people to get around. —►The camp-meeting at Glyndon Park will commence next Sunday. There will be lec tures the first day by Col. George W. Bain and others and music by the Daily Quartette. —► Last Sunday, Monday and Tuesday were the hottest days of the summer up to that time. At noon on Monday the mercury at Towson registered 102 to 104 in the shade. —►John Brazell, of Towson, who has been the”seasorn a first-class all-around ladies of Dover M. E. Church will hold an ice-cream festival in the grove of the church, Saturday, July 28th, commencing at 2 p. m., to which a general invitation is ex tended. „ „ _ —►The cotton duck mill at Phoenix, N. C. R. R., which has been shut down for some days for repairs, will resume operations next Wednesday. Mr. W. L. Beyer is manager of the mill. . „ ~ , —►Thomas Francis Hook, of Mt. Wash ington, Jules Meredith, of Sparrow’s Point, and William Lee, of Middle River, have each se cured a Government pension at the rate of $6 per month. ►The drought is so severe nvsome sections of Maryland that vegetation of all kinds has been practically burned up. Here in Balti more county the want of rain is coming to be a serious matter. . . attorneys for Laura V. Griffith, of Baltimore county, have filed a bill for a divorce from her husband, Richard A. Griffith, to whom she was married in 1895. —►The shirt-sleeve habit was largely in evi dence in Towson the past week. Men not only ride and drive without coats and vests, but they go about their usual daily avocations in the same breezy attire. —►Mount St. Agnes’ College, Mt. Washing ton, has been presented with a telephone by the Alumna; Association of that institution. Mrs. N. Charles Burke, of Towson, is presi dent of the association. —►The first Democratic campaign club in Baltimore county was temporarily organized atTowson on Wednesday night. Mr. Z. How ard Isaac was chosen president, and Mr. Ar thur P. Shanklin, secretary. —►The King’s Daughters of Sater’s Baptist Church will hold a lawn festival at the resi dence of the pastor, Rev. Charles Adey, in Green Spring Valley, Wednesday and Thurs day evenings, July 25th and 2Gth. —*As a matter of economy the County Commissioners are thinking of lighting Luther ville with electricity instead of gasoline lamps, as at present. It is claimed that this would be more satisfactory as well as cheaper. —►The dry, hot weather has been a serious drawback to farmers in the way of destroying their pasturage. Many milk producers have had their daily supply reduced to nearly one half because of the scarcity of grass. —►Those people who predicted that, on ac count of the Mayeclipse of the sun, this would be a “cool” summer, missed the mark woe fully. What reason they had for making any such forecast we are at a loss to know. —►The first tournament of the season was held near the village of Butler, on Wednesday afternoon. The affair was announced to begin at 2.30 p. m., but it was delayed about two hours on account of a heavy fall of rain. —►Those people who were in the moun tains or at the seashore the past week have reason to congratulate themselves. But from all accounts it was hot almost everywhere and it is doubtful if they escaped the torridness. V —► On ■Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons the County Commissioners heard more testi mony in the matter of the opening of Frank lin avenue, at Gardenville, Belair road, but no decision in the matter has yet been announced. —► The old-fashioned bush-meeting that has been in progress several days this week at For est Baptist Church, sth district, will be con tinued over Sunday next, when there will be three services—morning, afternoon and night. —►There is published in the advertising columns of The Union today the official list of appointments of registration officers who will also act as judges of election, made by Messrs. Slade and Wise, Democratic Election Supervisors. —*Dr. J. J. Caldwell, of Baltimore, for merly of Baltimore county, has sued the United Railways and Electric Company for SIO,OOO for alleged personal injuries sustained by the premature starting of a car from which he was alighting. —►The rural free delivery system at Ross ville. P., W. & B. R. R., will begin next Mon day, with one carrier. The length of the route will be 22 miles; area covered, 301 square miles; houses on the route, 175; popu lation served, 525. *Mr. Arthur Chenowith, farm manager for Mr. John Waters, of “Dumbarton,” near Pikesville, had this season 130 acres in wheat, from which he has threshed and shipped 3,500 bushels. This indicates a yield of about 27 bushels to the acre. —►The new transfer system now in use by the United Railways appears to work satisfac torily and is the best thing, no doubt, the company has ever tried for its own protection. The transfer fiend has not the same opportu nities he formerly had. —►There is talk of bringing Candidate Bryan to the Timonium Fair this year. They did that at Dover, Del., four years ago, and they have never ceased to regret it. They had a big crowd at the fair on “Bryan day” and nobody either of the other days. —►Mr. J. A. Bokel. of Goyanstown, had one of his eyes very painfully injured a few days ago by one of his children accidentally hitting him in it with a switch. It wasat first feared that he would lose the sight of it. Dr. Henry Harlan attended him. —Dr. Charles L. Mattfeldt, sanitary officer at Catonsville, this week reported to the County Commissioners that the firemen at that place refused to use the department horses to draw the street sprinkler. Can it be that the Catons ville firemen are overworked ? —►During the progress of a thunderstorm j a few evenings ago Mrs. Conner, wife of Mr. M. F. Connor, of the County Clerk’s office, was shocked by lightning while sitting on the porch of her home at Texas. The effect was not serious and she soon recovered. —► Henry Gettle, a farmer near New Mar ket. 7th district, got a check for $55 cashed at New Freedom last Saturday. He subse • quently paid out $1 and placed the balance in his pocket. When he got home the $54 was missing and has not since turned up. —► ’Tis said that all things come to those who wait. This was the case with the more ! than welcome rain that came to us on Thurs day night in a gentle shower of several hours’ duration. It did not reduce the temperature much, but it did banish the stifling dust. —►There must be some collusion between the weather man and the fellows who run the summer resorts. But how they get “Old Sol” into their scheme is rather more than we can see. The three seem to be working together with a unanimity that is truly beautiful. —►The large new barn of Mr. Price Hoopes, near Watervaie, Balto. & Lehigh Raiiroad, was burned on Saturday last, together with two large stacks of hay that stood near the building. The fire was caused by sparks from a threshing engine. The barn was insured. —►The Baltimore County Medical Associa tion held its regular monthly meeting at Tol chester on Thursday. Dr. Jackson Piper, of Towson, read a poem entitled “Salatatory.” The day was given up almost entirely to plea sure, little business having been transacted. —Mr. Alex. A. Grott, whose father has a tailoring establishment in Baltimore, has es tablished a branch store in Towson, having rented the room occupied for so many years by the late August Loose. He is an active young business man and will no doubt meet with success. —►Several county policemen in citizens dress made a raid last Sunday on Holtzknecbt’s saloon at Middle River and arrested the pro prietor upon the charge of selling liquor on Sunday and also for permitting gambling on his premises. He was held for court upon both charges. Eorly-ninn white and fifty-eight colored applicants took the examinations tor teachers’ certificates at the State Normal School this week. The examinations were conducted by Prof. A. S. Cook, examiner of the Baltimore county schools, and Mr. John T. Hershner, assistant examiner. —►Mr. John P. De Lauder and wife have sued the County Commissioners for $3,000 for alleged damage'done to their farm, known as “Jericho,” in the 11th district, by erecting an embankment on the public road, four feet in height, thus preventing them from having free access to the property. —►Gambling and Sunday violations were informally discussed by the County Commis sioners on Tuesday and the members of the Board appear determined to put on the screws to check this outlawry. Chief of Police Streett will be furnished with whatever assis tance he may need to this desirable end. —► A fine horse in one of the hacks in a funeral train that left Towson Tuesday after noon gave out on the way to the cemetery from the great heat that prevailed. It re quired several hours’ hard work to save him. In such weather as we have lately experienced those who work with horses should be most careful of them. —►Last Sunday was St. Bwithin’? Day and it not only did not rain, but it was as hot as tophet. According to an ancient belief if St. Swithin's day was fair there would be no rain for a period of forty days. If this belief should be verified this year everything will be burned up. Even now vegetation of all kinds is suffering for want of rain. —► At the sale of horses and vehicles held at the 8-Mile House, York road, on Wednesday, by Mr. James W. Shea, the chestnut hunter, 5 years old, sired by The Baron, was purchased by Mr. Joshua Todd for S2OO. At Madison Square Garden, N. Y., about a year ago, Mr. Shea refused $450 for this horse. He is 1C hands and up to carrying 190 pounds. —►Mrs. Frances M. Shipley has sued the United Railways and Electric Company for $3,000 damages for cutting down and mutila ting a number of trees on her property in the 3d district. Mr. Robert N. Eider, trustee, has sued the same company for $5,000 damages upon the same grounds. Messrs. Barton, Wil mer. Ambler & Stewart are attorneys in both cases. —Complaints have been made to the County Commissioners about the mutilation of shade trees by telegraph and fire-alarm linemen. This is an outrage that should be checked. Surely a private citizen who, per haps, has taken years of time and attention to grow pretty shade trees, should be protected against these vandals. The law should deal severely with them. —►The new fire apparatus for Marble Hill, Bth district, was given a test at that place on Wednesday night and did its work in a most satisfactory manner. Several hundred people witnessed the test and there were music and refreshments. Mr. George Jessop, a well known business man of Marble Hill, was mainly instrumental in establishing fire pro tection at that place. __ __ Cockeysville, has also been doing some pros pecting at Westminster, where there is said to be an excellent field. The Cockeysville pro ject is banging fire, at least for the present. The idea is to get the people to subscribe to $15,000 worth of the capital stock and thus se cure control of the enterprise. —►While digging the foundation for a house on the property of Mr. Frederick Crow der, at Lauraville, Harford road, a few days ago, a human skeleton was unearthed. The farm has been in Mr. Crowder’s possession about forty years and no one was known to have been buried there in that time. It is thought that very many years ago a burial ground had been located on the place. —►Messrs. T. Edward Hambleton, John A. Hambleton and Harry A. Parr proposed to the County Commissioners to contribute SSOO towardjthe improvement of Seminary avenue if the county would contribute an equal amount. The proposition has been accepted by the Board. The avenue extends east wardly from Lutherville to the Falls road, Eassing the country seats of the Messrs. Ham leton and Mr. Parr. —►Mr. Charles E. Fend all, of Towson, spent last Sunday at the farm of his brother, Mr. Samuel K. Fendall, near Watervaie, Har ford county. Mr. Fendall is extensively en gaged in growing fruit, in which he has been successful. He has 100 trees of Lawson pears, a most beautiful fruit that is just ripening. He also has over 2,500 apple and other kinds of pear trees, all of which promise an abun dant yield this season. —►The voung people of the congregation will hold a lawn party at Hiss’ M. E. Church, Parkville, Harford road, Thursday, July 26th, the proceeds of which will be devoted to the India famine relief fund. Those in charge will be Misses Lizzie Willinghan, Mamie Wagoner, Nellie Hahn, Cordie Willinghan, Nellie Roberts, Emma Ehrhardt, Grace Black burn, Julia Fitch, Susie Schmidt, Freda Bar bicow and Mollie Zollers. —► “Wiltondale” is the new name of the farm on the turnpike south of Towson, pur chased some time ago by Mr. Jesse Hillis, and now occupied by his son-in-law, Mr. Wilton Greenway. The pretty little waiting room erected at the entrance tyas the name of the place on top in conspicuous gold letters. Al together the farm has been greatly improved since Mr. Greenway has been in charge and it is now one of the prettiest places in the vicinity of Towson. —►The question at issue between the two Boards of Election Supervisors in this coun ty cannot be disposed of by the court until after the beginning of the September term, which is on the 17th of that month. In the mean time, we suppose, the two Boards will continue to meet and transact business. The Postoffice Department has ruled that the Board that is in possession of the books and papers of the office is the one to which mail matter must be delivered. This means that Mr. Wm. A. Slade’s Board will get the mail from the Towson office. Trouble Over the Appointment of School Teachers.—The patrons 6f the pub lic school at Phoenix, Northern Central Rail way, held a meeting on Tuesday night to pro test against the removal of Misses Charlotte J. Miller and Harriet B. Price as assistant teach ers of the school and the appointment in their places of Misses Sallie Ensor and May Evans. Miss Ensor is a daughter of School Commis sioner James B. Ensor, who has charge of the schools in that district, and on whose recom mendation the removals were made. Miss Evans, it is stated, has declined to accept the appointment under the circumstances. Mr. Philip B. Price presided at the meeting, and there was some severe criticism of Mr. Ensor. Messrs. W. L. Byer and David S. Daily, trus tees of the school, reported that they had re quested Mr. Ensor to reconsider his action in the matter and he had positively refused to do so. A resolution was adopted severely condemn ing Commissioner Ensor and commending Miss Evans for her refusal to accept the ap pointment. Miss Miller had been teaching in the school for seven years and Miss Price for four years. Both young ladies, it is asserted, have been faithful in the performance of their duties, and their retention as assistant teachers is desired by a large majority of the patrons of the school. A Youth Dies From Lockjaw.—William Koppelman, aged 16 years, son of Mr. John H. Koppelman, a well known truck farmer near Gardenville, died on Wednesday of lockjaw. On July sth he was working in his father's field when in some manner a harrow fell on him and one of the teeth imbedded itself in his leg. He did not seem to suffer much in convenience from the injury until two days later, when he complained of his jaws hurting him. Dr. William D. Corse wa9 called in ana the next day he said the boy was suffering from lockjaw. He lingered ten days in agony, gradually growing weaker until his death. Roland Park Water Supply.—The Balti moieCity Water Board has given permission to the Roland Park Company to tap a city water main which was formerly used to sup ply the Melvale Distillery, in order that resi dents of the Park may be supplied with water, the wells and springs in that neighborhood having run dry during the present drouth. The residents of Roland Park have been great ly exercised during the last few days over the prospect of a water famine. Hyde’s, 11th District.—“ Humidity” is the all-absorbing topic, while the gravity of the continued drought is the source of considerable anxiety and alarm among the farmers. Veg etables are withered and tasteless, crops parch ed and dwarfed, pastures dried and burnt and springs and wells never known to be so low, while the tbermoneter at this place reached 104 in the shade. Much interest is being manifested in the work of broad-gauging the B. & L. R. R. at this point. The old road proved a great con venience to this locality, yet the standard sys tem will be much welcomed and patronized by many who felt a reluctance to travel on the narrow-gauge. One of the most perplexing and annoying duties that confront the farmer and his wife— and a matter of vast importance to all con cerned in the milk business —is the unsanitary condition of the empty milk cans when re turned by a majority of the city milk dealers to the producers. This could easily be rem edied by having the dealers rinse the cans in cold water before returning. The cans come back in such a foul condition that at the lowest calculation 24 hours of sterilization would be necessary to purify and make them germless. This is caused by allowing a portion of the sweet milk to remain in the cans. This sours and curdles on the return trip, making an odor (when opened) almost unbearable and adding an endless amount of exertion on the part of the dairymaid to get the cans in condition for the return shipment. Even a pint of cold water returned in each can would greatly aid in remedying matters. On Monday and Tuesday, when the ther mometer registered 104, Col. Hyde gave orders for the entire force of employes to stop work and repair to their homes as their lives were endangered by the intensity of the heat. Even the harvesters took advantage of the order. Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Dilworth have returned from their fortnight’s trip to the Eastern Shore. They were delighted with the pleasures of the Chesapeake resorts. Mr. and Mrs. George W. Francis are enjoy ing a two weeks’ sojourn at Atlantic City. Misses Jessie Dilworth, of Fork, and Marion Richardson, of Baltimore, were the guests of Mrs. H. W. Dilworth this week. Howard. Jacksonville and Sunnybrook, 10th District. —This community was pained to hear of the death of little Harry Price, youngest son of Mr. John Price, who lives near Jackson ville. He had been sick some weeks and bore his sufferings with much, fortitude. The cause of his death was heart failure. His funeral took place at Chestnut Grove Church and Rev. J. W. Campbell conducted the ser vices, which were very sad. The funeral was largely attended by many friends and rela tives. The pall-bearers were Charles Owens, Arthur Owens, Aubrey Jackson and Gideon Wilson. Harry was much loved by his teach er. fellow pupils and comrades. Many beauti ful floral tributes were placed on the grave. Rev. S. S. Bergen, of Hell ville. Pa., preached at Chestnut Grove Church last Sabbath morn ing and the sermon was much enjoyed by the large congregation. Miss Lottie Robinson, of Harford county, is visiting her sister, Mrs. John R. Price, near Jacksonville. Prayer meeting service is being held every Thursday evening at 8 o'clock in Chestnut Grove Church. The pastor, Rev. J. W. Camp bell, will appreciate it if the congregation will attend more regularly. Mr. Frank Porter, contractor and builder, met with a very painful accident while rais ing the new church at Union Chapel. His hand was caught between some timbers and had some of the small bones broken. Dr. John S. Green attended him. Chestnut Grove Christian Endeavor was led last Sunday evening by Mr. Charles Owens. The subject was Mission Work, and Mr. Owens did ample justice to it. There were many present and the meeting was much en joyed. Miss Christie Wilson, of Towson, is spend ing some weeks with her parents, near Sweet Air. Miss Anna Burke, who has been sick at her home near Sweet Air, is improved. C. Monkton, 10th District.—There will be an all-day meeting of the Epworth League chap ters of Monkton Circuit, M. E. Church, com prising Monkton, Wesley Chapel, Clynmali ra, Warren and Phoenix,in Clynmalira Church, Tuesday, July 24th. Prominent speakers will make addresses and the services will be inter esting throughout. All cordially invited. Harvest is nearly ended and threshing ma chines have made their appearance and are now at work. Wheat and rye are turning out well, oats middling and grass rather short. Corn, potatoes and gardens are suffering for want of rain. Many strangers and visitors from Baltimore and other places arrive heredaily. They don’t seem to mind the great heat, nor the stiffing dust which now prevail, but take life as easy as possible under the circumstances. Mr. Jacob M. Pearce and wife, Mrs. Thomas J. Miller and Mrs. Wm. H. Pearce have gone to Atlantic City. They expect to be away places of interest in the North. Mrs. F. S. George and daughter, Mr. Frank George and family and Mrs. Mary German, all of Baltimore, are the guests of Mrs. Samuel Bosley, of this place. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hall, Miss Freda Noll, Master Willie Noll, Capt. and Mrs. John Somers, Miss Annie Somers, Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Griffin, Mr. Howard Griffin, Miss Clara Houck, Miss Clara Ridgely, Mrs. M. O. Foster, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Robertson, Misses Dorothea and Gertrude Robinson, Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Robertson, Mr. Henry Plaenker and Thomas Corkrill, all of Baltimore, are boarding with Mrs. Sudler, of Monkton. Mr. S. Elmer Miller, who has been sick for some time, is able to be out again. He is still quite feeble. H. Orangeville, 12th District.—At a recent meeting of the board of trustees of Highland town M. E. Chapel, Rev. L. Emory Bennett, pastor, it was decided to make some much needed improvements to the church building. Among other things the exterior will be given two coats of paint and the old front steps will be replaced with new ones. The contract for the work has been awarded to Mr. Reese, of Highlandtown. On Thursday, 26th inst., the Sunday school of Highlandtown Chapel, of which Mr. James Fisher is superintendent, willgotoGwynn Oak Park, on its annual pic-nic. They will be ac companied by the school of Highland Avenue Church, of which Mr. William J. Hicks is superintendent. The schools will take special cars of the United Railways and Electric Com pany at Lombard and First streets at 7.30 a. m. The list of protestauts against granting liquor license to Florian Keidel, which ap peared in last Monday’s Sun, contained the name of “Rev.” George W. W. Smith, Jr. Mr. Smith desires the statement to be made that while he endeavors to be a law-abiding citizen, he is a long way from being a wearer of the cloth. The Sun doubtless had reference to Rev. L. Emory Bennett, pastor of High land Circuit of the M. E. Church, whose nameappears in the list,minusthe usual prefix. Two hearses, containing the victims of the Sunday morning tragedy on East Lexington street, Baltimore, passed out the Philadelphia road on Tuesday morning, en route to Oak Hill, the Bohemian cemetery near Herring Run. There was only one hack, which con tained the immediate relatives of the deceased. * * * Gardenville, 14th District.—The social department of the Epworth League of Gatch’s M. E. Church will hold its annual outing at Glennwood Fishing Shore, Middle river, on Wednesday, August Bth. A cordial invitation is extended to a'l leaguers and their friends to attend. A jolly time is anticipated. Mrs. Charles McCormick, of this neighbor hood, has returned home after a pleasant visit to relatives at Benson, Harford county, and also at Delta, Pa. Mrs. William McDonald, who has been very sick for some time, is in an unimproved con dition. Mrs. Cooper, wife of Mr. Walter Cooper, of “Belgravia,” whose illness was reported in The Union several months ago, is still very sick. “Mark Alexander’s Range,” the pretty home of Mr. Alex. McCormick, near Fullerton was the scene of an interesting event on Sunday afternoon last, when the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Frank was baptized by Rev. W. F. Roberts. After the ceremony had been performed Mr. McCormick placed a five dollar gold piece in the little one’s hand, he having had the privilege of naming the child. Rev. W. S. Seitz, of Baltimore, will preach at Catch's M. E. Church, Sunday afternoon next, at 3 o’clock. G. Kingsville, 11th District. —The weather man seems to have forgotten this section of the country, otherwise he would have sent us some rain long before this. Many Baltimoreans are summering in this section of the county. Among them are Mr. R. Stanley Richardson, who is visiting the Misses Numbers at their home “Cherry Hill," near Kingsville, and Miss Dean and Miss Richardson, who are visiting Miss Jessie Dil wortb, near this place. A lively and pleasant party left Mr. Robert Dilworth’s last Thursday night on a “hay ride” to Bradshaw, with the usual music made by horns and bells. The coach was beauti fully decorated with Japanese lanterns. After their return a handsome collation was served by their hostess, Miss Jessie Dilworth. Among those in the party were Misses Jessie Dilworth, Lida Dilworth, "Sue Numbers, Marion Num bers, Sadie Allen, Mamie Clark, Della Wis nom, Carrie Wisnorn, Mary Davis, Nettie Dean, Olivia Kirk, Sadie Burton and Messrs. Berlin and Frank Wright. Harry and Vinton Blair, George ar.d Lester Rittenhouse, Burgan Dilworth, Herbert Ambrose, Jesse Vansant and many others. A. F. New Business Enterprise.—Messrs. S. Howard Merryman, Hibbard E. Bartleson, James A. Bosley, Charles L. Shanklin, Theo dore R. Moore, J. Robert Gordon and Thomas J. Price are named as the incorporators of the S. Howard Merryman Manufacturing Com pany of Baltimore County, which has been organized at Towson. with a capital stock of $15,000, divided into 1,500 shares at $lO each. The incorporators are also named as the direc tors for the first year. The company is formed for the manufacture of incubators and brood ers and for the carrying on of a general mer cantile business. WORK OF THE GRIM REAPER. Wight. —Mr. John J. Wight died at his beautiful home, “Bonnie Blink,” near Cock eysville, on Thursday morning last, aged 79 years. He had been sick a long time and his death was not unexpected. Mr. Wight was a native of Baltimore and was long prominently connected with the business interests of the city. He located near Cockeysville in 1858 and had resided there ever since. Mr. Wight was a son of William J. Wight, who was a business partner of Moses Sheppard, founder of the Sheppard Asylum, near Towson. Mr. Wight is survived by a widow, four sons and eight grandchildren. The sons are Mr. John H. Wight, president of the Sherwood Distil ling Company ; Mr. William H. Wight, treas urer of the same company; Mr. James M. Wight, of the firm of Wight & Hyland, and Mr. Alpheus H. Wight, who is now in Europe. The only daughter of Mr. Wight was the wife of Mr. George Morris Bond, member of the bar. The wife of Mr. Wight was formerly Miss Amelia Hyatt, daughter of a prominent Baltimore merchant. Diknstbach. —Miss Laura Dienstbacb, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dienstbacb, of Towson, died at 9 o’clock on Sunday night last. She had been sick a long time and her death was not unexpected. Miss Dienstbach had many fiiends by whom she was highly esteemed. She was a member of the Lutheran Church and led a consistent Christian life. The funeral took place at 2 o’clock on Tues day afternoon ana the remains were interred in Emanuel Cemetery, on the Harford road, by the side of those of her twin sister, who died several years ago. Mr. Charles Dienst bach, a popular clerk in the store of Mr. W’m. A. Lee, of Towson, is a brother of the deceased. Rieman.— Mr. Joseph H. Rieman died on Monday last at the Stockton Hotel, Cape May, aged 42 years. He was a native of Baltimore and a son of the late Alexander Rieman, of the firm of Henry Rieman & Sons. Mr. Rie man was a cousin of Mr. Howard Rieman,! whose summer home is at Towson. He is* survived by a widow, who was Miss Annia, Clark. Siieesly.—Mr. Daniel Sheesly died on Mon day night at his home onGreenmountavenue, Baltimore, aged 64 years. He was a native of Baltimore county and a stonemason by trade. For many years he worked on the Sheppard Asylum, near Towson, and lived there while those buildings were in course of erection. He is survived by five daughters and two sons. Saxton.— Miss Mary Helen Saxton, aged 16 years, daughter of Mr. William H. Saxton, died at “Ingleside,” Long Green Valley, on Wednesday, after a brief illness from typhoid fever. She was a student of Mt. St. Agnes’ College, Mt. Washington, and had lately been visiting the daughter of Sheriff Todd, at her home in Towson. Deal. —George Preston Deal, aged about 15 years, son of Mr. George S. Deal, of the sth district, died on Wednesday night, of perito nitis. He fell from his bicycle a few days be fore it and is believed he sustained an injury that brought on the disease. Mr. Gorsuch is All Right.—The following letter from Mr. Thomas Gorsuch of C., of Parkville, Harford road, who is a local preacher of the M. E. Church, will explain itself: "Messrs. Editors—l see by the last issue of The Union an announcement that I had be come very feeble. lam happy to inform you to the contrary and say that I am as well, hearty and energetic and as voung as any ‘young man’ of my age could be expected to be. 1 am in my buggy nearly every day in the week. My business has increased so much that it requires my attention six days every week. In January, 1868, I was elected a di rector of the Mutual Fire Insurance Company in Harford county and the first year of my work my collections amounted to about S6OO. Every year since these collections have in creased until last year (1899) I paid over to the company over $4,000, and for the current year I expect to run it to about $5,000. I will say, not boastingly, however, that I have been very successful in my work, owing to an honest purpose to do at all times what I conceived to be right, working by the Golden Rule—do unto others as I would have them do to me. I have been dealing with my people for a period of thirty-two years. Most of these are Ger mans who, as a class, can always be depended on. I have often given them receipted bills in advance of payment, but in every instance the money came according to promise. 1 can not call to mind a single instance where I lost 25 cents in the long years of my experience in the work. There are eighteen directors.of my company and I am among those of that num ber who, in 1899, received a preminm for the largest returns. So you see to attend to what 1 have on hand a man cannot permit himself to become infirm and feeble. I thank the good Lord that I am still able to attend to my work. “My faithfufhorse is always true to me and ever ready to perform his daily work, but he These it is always a pleasure for me to supply. In addition to assisting me in my worldy pur suits he is also a good church-going horse, sometimes taking me to church as often as three times on a Sunday. He knows well where the church is and has never once been beard to say : ‘I worked hard all the week and must take my rest on Sunday.’ ” The New Census of Baltimore City.—Ac cording to a special dispatch received from Washington by the Baltimore Nun, based upon information secured from sources that may be considered reliable, that paper says Baltimore ans will be disappointed to learn that the popu lation of the city, as determined by the new census, will probably not exceed 550,000. It is thought the figures will be nearer 525,000. The census of 1890 gave the city a population of 434,450. These figures do not give a fair idea of the population of what is, to all intents and pur poses, the city of Baltimore, or to the city’s growth of population in the last 10 years. The population of Canton and Highlandtown, numbering about 12,000, draw their supplies from the city proper, many of the people are employed here, and the industries there are largely operated by Baltimore capital. A stranger in East Baltimore would not know when he passed over the line from city to county, yet those whose homes are in the set tlements named are not included in the count for Baltimore. Since the last census was taken there has been a great boom in suburban development, and thriving villages have sprung up just be yond the city line, including Roland Park, a large part of West Arlington, Irvington and Suabrook Park. Almost every house in these villages is occupied by persons whose business interests are in Baltimore, and a large propor tion of them are voters in Baltimore. Those who do not live in the suburbs all year go out between May 1 and June 1, returning to the city about September 1. The development of the rapid transit system has brought the suburbs within such easy reach of downtown that thousands of Balti moreans to whom such a thing would have been an unattainable luxury a few years ago are now able to live in the country and do business in the city. These include small merchants, clerks with moderate salaries and mechanics. These men consider themselves Baltimoreans and for every purpose except that of the census taker they are. Charged With Robbing His Employer. —Lincoln S. Muse, colored who was employed as a waiter at “Beaumont,” the residence of Mr. William Lanahan, on Bellona avenue, north of Govanstown, was on Wednesday, held by Justice Herbert, of Towson, in $1,300 bail to await the action of the grand jury on the charge of stealing a diamond ring and a diamond pin, the property of Mrs. Lanahan, and a check for S3O and some money, the prop erty of Mr. Lanahan. He is also charged with the" larceny of some other small articles which are alleged to have been found in the posses sion of Mnse. Mr. Lanahan stated that b* had the utmost confidence in Muse, who had free access to every part of his house. Muse declined to make any statement. The diamond ring and pin were valued at S7OO. Friday—l3th—Hoodoo.—The supersti tious person looked askance yesterday when he looked at his calendar and saw Friday, popularly called “hangman's day,” and the 13th of the month. To some persons the com bination of Friday and 13 was looked upon as a sort of counteraction of evils, the one super stitious infilienee offsetting the other. But to the truly superstitiously inclined—the person who will not walk under a ladder or through a funeral procession or allow a black cat to cross his path—the combination of possibje bad luck was simply uusurmountable. This person carefully refrained from starting any enterprise upon such an evidently unlucky day, and, in fact, avoided anything that might come under the influence of the double hoo doo. — Baltimore Sun, Saturday. Candidate Bryan Will Get the Coop.— Mr. William R. Hoff, one of the clerks in the office of the clerk of the Circuit Court at Tow son, is a chicken fancier and has invented a coop which has won much popularity. He has read with great interest of the coop which was invented by William Jennings Bryan, the Democratic candidate for President. Mr. Hoff and his associates in the Clerk’s office have decided to have one of the former’s pat ent coops made and sent to Mr. Bryan. Mr. Clinton E. Matthews has agreed to pay the express charges for sending the coop to Mr. Bryan’s home. Mr. Hoff says that while he admits Mr. Bryan's oratorical powers, he thinks that he (Mr. Hoff) has invented a su perior chicken coop.— Baltimore American. A Large Trust Estate Distributed. —Mr. Edwin F. Abell, trustee under the will of George W. Abell, has conveyed to Jane Frances Duke, wife of W. Bernard Duke, formerly the i widow of the testator; Jane Mary Abell and i Charles Shepherdson Abell all the estate of of the deceased, consisting of real estate and ground rents in Baltimore city and county, to ’ be held as tenants in common, and one-third of all the personal estate, consisting of stocks, bonds, etc., to each one respectively, Mr. 1 Abell, who was one of the proprietors of the Baltimore Sun, left a large estate, including the beautiful residence on the north side of the Joppa road, near Sherwood. Deer Creek Farmers’ Club—A Talk on Snakes.—The last meeting of the Deer Creek 1 Farmers’ Club was held at the beautiful Sum • mer home of Dr. Howard A. Kelly, near • Belair. The Dr. is an authority on snakes > and the club decided to abandon its regular i method of procedure and instead requested him to give them a lecture on snakes. ■ He commenced by saying that his early I ambition had always been to become a natur • alist and in this direction his thoughts now, • although he had chosen a more useful pro ■ fession, ran and in nature's studies there was none more interesting than snakes. He did not think it right for a man, considering him self as the centre of the Universe, to destroy these creatures which were put here for some good purpose, as they have as much right to live as we ourselves have. Few are poisonous and these are easily distinguishable. Because of these few we wantonly destroy many which | should be preserved. A minute study shows as much diversity as any other animal. One peculiarity is their adaptability to crawl on the ground. Their ribs, about 200 in number, spread out broad and in a measure take the place of legs. A snake cannot run in any di rection except in a sigmoid lateral direction. The doctor here produced a live hog-nosed viper, which he handled as tenderly and affec tionately as a kitten. Snakes do not differ materially from lizards, except they have no ears. The bones in the head are also different. The snake has six different jaws, instead of two in other animals. This enables it to swallow bodies larger than itself. It has a set of palatial teeth, to enable it more firmly to hold its prey. Among the different varieties are the tree snakes, which are generally the color of the foliage, and fresh water snakes. The latter’s mouth is on top of the head to allow them to go under the water. Sea serpents are almost always poisonous. Outside of the poisonous varieties the snakes do very little harm. In some places in South America they are kept ! in houses to devour the rats and mice. Prob ably their worst trait is destroying young birds . and nests. For this purpose ground varieties ' have been known to climb trees. Scientists ..' for a long time did not believe that they would eat eggs, but it is now an admitted fact, v He related an illustrative story about a snake which crawled into a wall and swal lowed many eggs that it could not get back. It was killed, the eggs set and twelve little chickens hatched out. This shows that they do not cnsh t,he eggs and the reason for this is that they have no lips. Some varieties have well defined enamelled teeth in the gullet. The question has been frequently asked whether snikes drank or not. It has been proven that a large quantity of water is neces- < sary for their existence. In handling snakes in the country the same discretion should be exercised as with plants or animals. They are helpful to nature and ought not to be killed any more than birds. 1 If they are the country will be overrun with rodents. The poisonous varieties are easily recognized. There are only two kinds in this < vicinity—the copperhead and the rattler. The poisonous have a small pit on the top of the head. There is no water moccasion in this vicinity. Our water snakes are perfectly i harmless, but should be destroyed as they eat fish. One very poisionous variety which is very much akin to the harmless is the Harle quin or elaps fulvius. His color is yellow and i is marked with black and orange. 'As a rule he is as harmless as he looks. His compan- 1 ions are generally the harmless variety and they do not look unlike each other. The doc tor showed a specimen in alcohol which had killed the negro man who tried to put it in the ; bottle. The question has been frequently asked as to which is the more poisonous, the rattler or i copperhead. The answer is that as the former discharges about ten times more of venom it is the most dangerous. The only exception to this is the little snake heretofore mentioned. < Showmen frequently extract the fangs of poisonous reptiles and fatal results frequently follow, as new sets are constantly forming. Another means resorted to make the reptile i harmless is to make it bite and empty the < venom sac, which takes several days to refill. When bitten by a snake on the extremities the right thing to do is stop the circulation by tying a string tightly above the part affected and cut freely about the part swollen to make it bleed freely, and thus let out the poison. A remedy has lately been discovered in Paris by a celebrated French physician. It is obtained in a similar manner as anti-toxin in diphtheria. This will save life and can be used after a con siderable period from the time of the sting. | The poison from a snako can be swallowed i with impunity. The digestive juices render it i perfectly harmless, but if it comes in contact ! direct with the nerve system the result is disas trous. In answer to a question by one of the mem bers as to whether whisky was an antidote, the doctor said emphatically : “It is not. On i the contrary, there are more people killed by its use than lives have been saved. The fool- i ish notion that a person inoculated with the poison of a snake can drink with impunity i enormous quantities of the stuff has killed Imiuiv persons where death was attributed to t about his experience with two black snakes, S one large and the other small, which he put in a bag and took to Philadelphia. Upon ar riving at his destination he discovered one of his pets, the larger snake, missing. The little one had swallowed him. Another experience he recounted was when two enormous serpents were eating the same mouse. They kept swallowing until both had the animal inside and then commenced to make a meal of each other. Fortunately they were discovered in time to prevent them from eating each other up and thus destroying two of his most valua ble specimens. Religious Services.—Attention is called to the following announcements: Tow,ion M. E. Church.— Preaching Sunday, at 11 a. m., by the pastor, Rev. John R. Ed wards. Unionservicesat at 8 p m.; sermon by Rev. W. E. Robertson. Orcat Falls Circuit, 31. E. Church. —Sunday, July 22d, Rev. W. F. Roberts will preach at Hiss’ and Providence, and Rev. L. M. Fergu son at Back River and Ebenezer. Si. John's P. E. Church, Western Hun. —Ser- vices July 29th, at 11 a. m. ; Sunday school every Sunday, at 10 a. m. St. Luke’s, Harrison ville, July 22d, at 11 a. m. Rev. 11. H. Mur phy, priest in charge. North Point Station. 31. E. Church South, N. Point Hoad, near Eastern Avenue.—Preach ing at 11 a. m. every Sunday during summer months; Sunday school, 9.30 a. h. ; cottage prayer-meeting every Thursday, at 8 r. m. Rev. Will E. Henry, pastor. Saler's Baptist Church, Chestnut Ridge. —Bible school, 10 a. m. ; preaching by the pastor at 11 A. M. Heisterstoum Baptist Mission. —Bible school, 2.45 p. m. ; preaching at 3.45 r. m. ratapsco 31. K. Church, Between Fifth Avenue Extended and Weis Avenue, North Point Hoad. — Services every Sunday at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. Rev. E. C. Gallaher, pastor. Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Oar denvillc.—English services the second Sunday of every month, at 10.30 a. m. Rev. Karl Buff, pastor. Some Interesting Experiments With Wheat. —A letter from Easton, Md., to the Baltimore Sun says : “Dr. Charles Lowndes, of Sunnyside, Miles River Neck, has made some interesting experiments in wheat har vesting designed to snow the loss incurred by cutting wheat before it is fully ripe. The wheat experimented with was planted on the 10th of October on stiff white’-oak land and seeded a bushel and a half to the acre. At harvest time Dr. Lowndes took three samples of five heads each, all the heads having the same number of bars and of grains in each bar. No. 1 was taken when the grain was in the milky state, No. 2 when in the doughy state and No. 3 when the grain was fully ripe. Three days intervened between the taking of each sample. All the samples were kept in the same place and subjected to the same con ditions of temperature and moisture. The wheat was rubbed out by hand. Each sample , was carefully weighed on a druggist’s prescrip , tion scales. No. 1 weighed 68 grains, No. 265 grains and No. 3 75 grains. No. 1 was dark, shriveled and unsightly ; No. 2 was better, but oft'color, and the grains were not plump ; No. 3 was perfect in condition and color. This shows a loss of over 15 per cent, in harvesting wheat when the grains are in the doughy state. Why the milky state grains weighed more than those in the dough state is an un answered question.” Mrs. Haslup on "Purity.”—Mrs. Mary E. Haslup, of Baltimore county, president of the Maryland W. C. T. U., attended the annual convention of that body, which was held at Washington Grove camp ground, Montgom i ery county, on Wednesday. The theme dis cussed in the afternoon was “Purity,” and Mrs. Haslup made an address in which she plead for a fuller understanding between mothers and children. As soon as children are old enough, she said, to ask questions re garding their origin and their life they are old enough to be answered truthfully so far as they are capable of understanding. Parents, i she asserted, make a mistake in falsifying these things and in mistaking ignorance for i innocence. One reason for the great amount i of impurity in the world is that parents do not tell their children the truth. They seem to , regard as impure the things which God has made part of His pure and divine plan. This ( branch of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union work, which Miss Frances Willard . considered of the greatest importance, Mrs. i Haslup declared has Deen one of the lines along . which the organization has been of most ben s efit to women. Church Wedding.—Mr. William J. Knox, of Lauraville, Baltimore county, and Miss Julia Hartman Barber, daughter of Captain Philip J. Barber, of the Northeastern Police f District, were married Tuesday night at Mount 3 Lebanon Methodist Episcopal Church, Pres -3 ton and Bond streets, Baltimore, by the pas i tor, Rev. J. M. Sheridan. The best man was f Mr. Louis P. Knox, brother of the groom. 1 The ushers were Messrs. Philip J. Barber, Jr., ) Thomas Barber and Edward Barber, brothers 1 of the bride. Little Miss Fannie Barber acted , as flower-girl. The bride wore a handsome costume of white crepe de chine, over white s silk, trimmed with lace. She carried sweet < peas. The presents were numerous and hand f some. The future home of the young couple will be at Lauraville. Personal—Mention. —Mr. and Mrs. H. Marcus Denison are spending some time at Jamestown, R. I. —Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hill, of Howard ville, sailed from New York for Europe on Tuesday. —Miss Ruth Markey, of San Francisco, Cal., is visiting her cousins, the Misses Scott, of Western Run Valley. —Mr. Frank Baldwin will go abroad shortly and will spend some time at Carlsbad, for the benefit of his health. —Miss Florence Rider, daughter of Mrs. Ed ward Rider, of Ruxton, sailed from Baltimore for Boston on Tuesdav. —Mr. William B. Ogden, who had been the guest of Mr. I. M. Parr, Jr., near Sherwood, is now at Atlantic City. —Mrs. Moore, of Richmond, Va., is visiting her sister, Mrs. William H. Wight, of “Kin loch,” near Cockeysville. —Mr. Herbert Cromwell, son of Mr. Rich ard Cromwell, has been spending some time at the Traymore, Atlantic City. —Mr. Leander Foreman and his son, Mr. C. C. Foreman, of Govanstown, have gone on a pleasure trip to St. Paul, Minn. —The Misses Ogier, daughters of Mr. John S. Ogier, of Govanstown, have as their guest Miss May Hudson, of Arkansas. —Miss Bessfe Grason, of St. Mary’s county, has been spending some time with her aunt, Mrs. Thomas J. George, of Towson. —Mr. Joseph Phipps, farm manager at Hampton, near Towson, and Mrs. Phipps, have gone to Rehoboth Beach to spend a few days. —Miss Anna Black, of Baltimore, who had been visiting the family of Mrs. Edwin Scott, of Western Run Valley, bas returned to her home. —Mr. Charles E. Fendall, of Towson, has been appointed a member of the campaign committee of the Maryland Democratic Asso ciation. —Mr. and Mrs. J.Cookman Boyd, Mr. Hen ry Boyd and Mr. C. Harris Collings, all of Lu therville, have returned from a visit to Atlan tic City. —Mrs. Sarah Slade, one of the oldest resi dents of the 10th district, ho< been very ill this week. She is the mother of County Commis sioner Slade. —Mrs. Nicholas J. Hutchins and family, of Belair, are visiting the father of Mrs. Hutch ins, ex-County Treasurer A. W. Shanklin, of Loch Raven. —Col. Robert M. Denison, an aged and well known gentleman, has been very sick this week at his farm on the Pot Spring road, east of Timonium. —ln Mt. Moriah Lodge, Towson, on Tues day night. County Treasurer Albert Fowble took his first lesson in the mysteries of the Masonic order. —Miss Ella M. Price, who had been visiting Mrs. Upton Griffith and other relatives in the Bth district, has returned to her home in Cham pagne, Illinois. —Mr. Charles H. Mays, a record clerk in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, is suf fering from an attack of malarial fever at his home in the 7th district. —Rev. J. B. Henry, pastor of Taylor’s Cir cuit, M. E. Church South, and Mrs. Taylor, have been visiting the former home of the latter, at Berry ville, Va. —Rev. R. C. Campbell, pastor of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Texas, will spend his two weeks’ vacation at Atlantic City, leaving for that place on the 30th inst. —Mr. Thomas Wright, head of the Mary land Bleach Works, on the Falls road, and an aged and highly esteemed citizen, is very sick at his home near Rockland. —On account of a painful accident to Mrs. Fowler, wife of Chief Judge David Fowler, they have been obliged to indefinitely postpone their proposed visit to Cobourg, Canada. —Messrs. Joshua F. Cockey, JohnCrowther, Jr., E. Herman and John T. Cockey. all of this county, who have been spending about two months abroad, will sail for home today. —Rev. M. J. Walsh, on account of ill health, has resigned the pastorate of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Glyndon, and has been suc ceeded by Rev. A. P. Gamp, of Washington. —Mrs. Mann, wife of Mr. Harry E. Mann, the well known memberof the bar, and Misses Florence and Agnes Mann, are spending some time at Clermont Hotel, Blue Ridge Bummit. —The family of Rev. W. E. Robertson, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Towson, have gone to Orange, Va.,to spend some time. Mr. Robertson will leave on the Ist of August for his vacation. —Mr. Charles E. Fendall, who was a dele gate to the Democratic National Convention, on Monday night last delivered an address to the Democratic League, 412 East Baltimore street, Baltimore. —Messrs. William Shepard Bryan and Edwin Baetjer, Jr., well known members of the bar, will sail from New York for Europe next Wednesday and spend the remainder of the summer abroad. —Mr. Thomas J. Lea, of Montgomery coun ty, for some years farm manager for Mr. Henry A. Parr, of this county, has, by the recent death of an aunt, fallen heir to a snug little fortune of SIO,OOO. —Dr. H. Burton Stevenson ,_ of Sherwood, onstrator of olTstetricsm the'Maryland General Hospital, Baltimore. —Mr. George Whitelock, a well known mem ber of the bar, sailed from New York for Europe a few days ago. On Friday, July 27th, he will be one of the guests at the banquet given by the English bar in London. —Mr. Edward B. Owens, a Baltimore com mission merchant, has rented for two months the parsonage of Calvary Baptist' Church, Towson, the pastor’s family have gone to Vir gina for that length of time. —Mr. W. S. G. WiUiams, of Long Green Valley, who went to Europe last March, sailed for home this week. Mrs. Williams, who is now at Ventnor, Isle of Wight, will not return until September. —The professional card of Dr. Lelia H. Pow ers appears in the advertising columns of Tiie Union today. Sheis a daughter of Rev. W. H. H. Powers, rector of Trinity P. E. Church, Towson, and her office is at the rectory. —Mrs. N. D. R. Allen and family, of Tow son, are spending some time at their old home in the upper enu of the county. Mr. Allen, who was formerly county surveyor, holds a position in the internal revenue service. —Dr. William C. McCurdy, who has been in active practice in Harford county twenty-six years, has sold his handsome residence at Ma donna and will shortly remove to Philadelphia. He is a brother of Dr. A. C. McCurdy, of Towson. —Mrs. Deßaugh.of Earlton, Harford county, was a visitor to Towson this week. She is the widow of Adam Deßaugh, who was once postmaster at Towson, and came here to trans act some business in connection with the set tlement of her husband’s estate. —This week a marriage license was issued at the Clerk’s office in Towson for Mr. Stephen F. Muller, principal of the public school at Fork, 11th district, and Miss Blanche L. Bradley, teacher of the school at Loreley, in the same district. The prospective bride is a daughter of Mr. Patrick Bradley. —Mr. A. Stirling, of the D. B. Merryman Company, auctioneers, Baltimore, was a visi tor to Towson on Thursday. He is a resident of Govanstown. Mr. Stirling is a son of the late Archibald Stirling, Jr., who was once U. S. District Attorney for Maryland. —Mr. William L.Amoss, director of farmers’ institutes in Maryland, while at the Agricul tural College on Wednesday said: "Next year I am going to give only one institute in each county, and that at the county centre, on ac count of not having enough funds." —Mr. William Schumacher, Mrs. Schumac her and Miss Schumacher, of Baltimorecounty, will attend the Inter-State Christian Endeavor Convention, which will be held at Mountain Lake Park from the 24th to the 30th of July. —Miss Eliza D. Longnecker, of Towson, is spending two weeks with the family of Mr. George K. McGaw, of Baltimore, who are oc cupying for the summer their pretty cottage at Beuna Vista Springs, Franklin county, Pa. —Lieut.-Col. Charles B.McClean, of Towson, is a member of the board of inquiry that is in vestigating the charges made by Brigadier- General Lawrason Riggs against two officers of the Fifth Maryland Regiment of "insincerity and breach of faith.” TheseofficersareMajor Henry M. Warfield and Capt.C. B. Clotwortby. —Miss Reiba Thelin. daughter of Mrs. Wil liam T. Thelin, of Mt. Washington, on Wed nesday entered the nurses training school at the Johns Hopkins Hospital as a probationer. Miss Thelin,‘who is well known in social circles, has been leader of the choir of St. John's P. E. Church, Mt. Washington, and also president of the Church Guild. —Miss Elinore M. McGlone, daughter of Mr. B. F. McGlone, formerly of Baltimore county, will be married at "Eldon,” her borne in Albe marle county, Va., July 2Gth. to Dr. James Morris Page, of that county. The prospective groom is a cousin of Thomas Nelson Page, the well known author, and is professor of mathe matics in the University of Virginia. Miss McGlone is a sister of Mr. Harry B. McGlone, of the Bth district of this county. —A party of boys has, for the past two weeks, been camping out in tents on the banks of Western Run, Bth district, and hav ing a royal lime bathing, fishing, hunting, etc. The party is composed of John Merryman Black, of “Hayfields;” John Merryman and Nicholas Bosley Merryman, Jr., sons of Mr. N. Boslev Merryman, Clerk of the Circuit Court; Sterett Gittings, son of Mr. John 8. Gittings, of Baltimore, and Graham Boyce. The bovs have been doing their own cooking and declare that they have been living splen didly. Among their spoil was a large snapping turtle, which was turned over to Mr. N. Bos ley Merryman, who regards it as a rich morsel, when properly prepared for the table. Ladies in a Runaway Accident.—What might have proven a serious driving accident occurred on Wednesday night last, on Ridgelv’s Hill. Dulany’s Valley turnpike, about a mile north of Towson. Miss Irene Bosley, of Boa ley postoffice, and Miss Anna Smith, of Du lanv's Valley, were returning with a party of friends from an excursion to Queenstown. While descending the hill the horse Miss Bosley was driving took fright and started to run. In her efforts to control him Miss Bos ley was thrown over the dashboard into the road, leaving Miss Smith in the buggy minus the reins and entirely at the mercy of the ap parently maddened animal. Fortunately, when the horse reached the foot of the hill he became entangled in the harness and fell, when Miss Smith made good her escape. Neither of the young ladies was hurt. Another Landmark Gone.—A few days ago Contractor Frank Long, of Canton, finish ed tearing down the old house at the corner of Elliott street and East avenue, where the new Canton National Bank Building is to be erec ted. The building demolished was one of the oldest structures in Canton, having been built in the early 40s, and was familiarly known as the “First Baltimore County House,” having derived its name from the fact that it was at the time of its erection the first house after crossing the dividingline between the city and county south of the Philadelphia road. For a number of years the place was one of the most popular public resorts in Canton. Dur ing the Civil War the house was a rendezvous for Union soldiers who camped in the vicinity. Big Fire at Arlington.—Between 1 and 2 o'clock on Friday morning, 20th inst., a fire broke out in the frame store and dwelling owned by N. E. Hoffer, and occupied by H. R. Wilhelm, in West Arlington, and they were entirely destroyed, together with the dwellings of Michall Wright, Joshua Parks, J. Conley, Daniel Hoffman and Benjamin F. Grove. The house of Christopher Sommerman was badly damaged. The occupants of the houses lost nearly everything they possessed and some of them barely escaped with their lives. The loss will be heavy. The fire is supposed to have been caused by the crossing of electric wires. Towson chemical engine and others of the county department responded to the alarm. Prices at the Eastern Hay Scales.—The following were the quotations at the Eastern Hay Scales, Baltimore, on Thursday: Timo thy hay, old, per ton, $15.00 andsl7 ; new. sl2 and sl4; wheat straw, SB.OO ; rye straw, sls; corn, per bbl., $2.70 to $2.75. AUTHORITY ON HYDROPHOBIA. Are There Such Things as “Mad" Togs? —Some Interesting Facta on the Subject. Salem (N. J.) Standard. Since the mad dog scare reached Salem a few weeks ago tire question of hydrophobia and the torturing of dogs with muzzles, con finement, Ac., has been discussed on street cor ners and almost every business place and household in the city. Many have argued that dogs are only affected with rabies during the hot weather, while others claimed that dogs were more likely to go mad in cold weather. Mr. A. W. Sherron, the grocer, who is one of our most humane citizens, has kindly furnish ed the Standard with the following authenti cated and interesting article: Is there such a thing as rabies, and such a thing as a mad dog? In the thirty years since the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was established in Phila delphia, their officers and agents have been on the lookout, but no undoubted case has ever fallen under their observation, or within their knowledge, and of over 160,000 dogs and other small animals which have been cared for at their shelter during the past three years, not one single case of rabies has been found. The late Dr. Hiram Corson, of Montgomery county, Pa., whose practice extended over a period of seventy years, during which time he searched diligently for the disease in man and animal, wrote: “I have never had a real case of hydrophobia.” Dr. Matthew Woods, of Philadelphia, now has been in quest of the disease for twenty years, and who during two summers personal ly visited every case reported in Philadelphia, asserts that he never saw hydrophobia either in man or animal. Six years ago he offered to pay SIOO to any person bringing him a pa tient with hydrophobia. So far no one has ever claimed the reward. At the Philadelphia dog pond, where, on an average, over 6,000 vagrant dogs are taken up annually, and where the catchers and keepers are frequently bitten while handling them, not one case of hydrophobia has occurred dur ing its entire history of twenty-five years, in which time 150,000 dogs were handled. Dr. Edward C. Spitzka, professor of Medical Jurisprudence, and of Anatomy and Phy siology of the Nervous System, in the New York Graduate School of Medicine, writes : “Much of the observation of suspicious dogs is made through optics disturbed by fear, and by persons incompetent to interpret what they see.” He continues that notwithstanding his every effort to secure observation of rabies in man or dog, not a single opportunity has offered itself. ; Dr. Charles W. Dultes. lecturer on the His tory of Medicine at the University of Pennsyl vania, has investigated, either personally or by correspondence with the physician in atten dance, every case reported in the newspapers of the United States for the past sixteen years. From his observation he concludes that "there is no such specific malady, having after six teen years of investigation failed to find a sin gle case on record that can be conclusively proved to have resulted from the bite of a dog or any other cause.” Dr. Charles K. Mills, professor of Mental pus Diseases, Woman’s Medical College, Phila delphia, says: “I have seen many patients suffering from what was called hydrophobia, both in my own practice and in consultation with other physicians, yet all were examples of diseases of entirely different character, with symptoms resembling those supposed to be symptoms of hydrophobia. Ido not feel justi fied in saying that hydrophobia does not ex ist, but I nave never seen a so-called case that could not be explained on some other view than that of the introduction of a specific mor bid virus. Although I have taken special Esins to find a clear case of hydrophobia in the uman subject, I have not yet succeeded.” Hydrophobia in the human subject then ap pears to be, in nearly every case, a disease—of the imagination—and does not exist otherwise. There are doubtless cases of blood poisoning, such as may follow any wound caused by the bite of a dog, but not one of these cases out of a hundred is real hydrophobia. And when you hear of a mad dog having passed through the neighborhood, followed by a com pany of excited men with clubs, guns and pitchforks, or his having been killed after bit ing all the dogs he meets, of the bitten dogs sacrificed in consequence, just conclude that here was a poor dog that had lost his master and was running to find him, running until famished and tired out, irrated and angry at the cruelty shown him along the road and probably not a case of rabies at all. And whatever you do avoid joining in the mad and cruel chase of the poor, thirsty, hunted, un happy dog. Mad dogs are in the nature of myths and should be so considered by intelligent people. In case one is bitten by a dog or a cat, whether supposed to be mad or not, the best thing you can do is just take a few vapor baths, as hot"as yon can bear them. The prespiration will eliminate any poison that the bite may have introduced into your system. Then en deavor to forget all abont it. If you follow this simple advice the chances are incalculably great that you will be perfectly safe. Advantage of Bare Feet. Pall Mall Gazette. Visitors to Scotland used to be horrified on seeing so many children running about bare footed. Bare feet are less common now than they were a generation ago, and perhaps the change, while showing a growing prosperity in the nation, is not altogether to be recom mended. Children's feet grow so fast that to keep them always properly shod is a matter that requires considerable care and some ex penditure. It matters very little to a child's future well-being that at some period of its childhood the sleeves ofa jacket have been too short or the skirt of a frock too scant; but the compression of feet in boots too tight, or, even worse, too short, may be a cause of tor ment in future years. Infinitely better are bare feet than clumsy, heavy, ill-shaped boots. In the winter the feet may indeed want some protection from cold and wet, but during a great part of the year clildren may safely and healthfully go barefooted. Some mothers, by no means of the poorest class, are convinced that the comfort and sym metry of the feet in maturer years are largely to be gained by giving them freedom during the time of growth. At a very fashionable marriage some time ago a child bridesmaid was seen silk-robed, but shoeless. And if shoes are undesirable, how much more so are gloves ? Except the thick woolen ones for winter warmth, gloves shoued be ban ished from a child’s wardrobe._ First Street Car In Baltimore. The News, July 14th. Yesterday marked the 41st anniversary of the running of the first street car in Baltimore. About a year ago the-Yew* published a detailed history of the movement which led up to the granting of the first franchise for a tramway service in this city and the abolition of the two ’bus lines which had previously been operated between the Three Tons Hotel, Pratt and Paca streets, and Fells Point, and Holli day and Baltimore streets and Govanstown. To the wisdom and farsightedness of the late Thomas Swann, at the time Mayor of Balti more, the city owes the fund, now amounting to nearly $300,000, annually, derived from a tax on the gross receipts of street railway traffic, which maintains the system of public parks. In recognition of this fact, many of the citi zens of Baltimore have at times expressed a desire to see a monument to Mr. Swann erected in Druid Hill Park, itself one of the blessings conferred upon the people of the city during his administration. The street cars which first ran in Baltimore were manufactured in Phila delphia. They were of the box-shaped pat tern and seated only 12 persons. The first company, known as the City Passenger Rail may Company, had Mr. Jonathan Brock of Philadelphia tor its president, and laid tracks on Baltimore street between South street and Broadway. The Baltimore street retail mer chants west of South street at first opposed the laying of the tracks, but subsequently when convinced of the benefit to accrue to them in bringing customers to their doors withdrew their oppositson. Ex-Mayor Malstee, of Baltimore, positive ly denies that he is a candidate for the Repub lican nomination for Congress, as stated by ■ one of the city papers. He resides in the Second Congressional district. Not Many Deaths From Lightning. Ainslec's Magazine. A reference to lightning brought out the fact that the Weather Bureau is using its pon derous organization for the collection of light ning statistics. The officials are less con cerned with the identification of the thunder bolt than they are with its disastrous effects. According to lightning statistics 312 inhabi tants of the United States, on an average, are struck by lightning during each year. Twen ty-five hundred were struck daring the last nine years. Farmers suffered most, probably because of their exposed occupation, for tt j danger of lightning'is found to be four times* as great in Lne country as in the cities. Janu ary, naturally, is the least dangerous month, and July is the most dangerous—l 23 persons were killed during July, 1893. During the eight years ended with 1897, 7,558 buildings, valued at $17,682,872, were destroyed by light ning ; 4,881 of these were barns. Comparti vely few churches were struck. In 1898 buildings valued at $1,441,880 were destroyed. New York headed the list, with 495. There were no disastrous strokes in Idaho, Arizona, Cali fornia, Oregon, Nevada or Utah. In the same year 1,842 animals, valued at $48,000, were killed by 710 strokes of lightning. This mor tality was unequally divided among cattle, horses, mules, pigs and sheep, whole flocks of the latter being killed by single bolts. There is no means of finding out the exact number of trees struck, but it is interesting to know that the list of liability is headed by the oaks. Firs, beeches, pines, larches, ash and birch trees are most liable to be struck in the order named, on account of their conducting quali ties. The records show an increase in the number of damage-dealing lightning strokes, especially in Europe. But the cause of this has not yet been discovered. The only defi nite fact observed by the bureau is that these violent manifestations seem to occur in con nection with the movement of sluggish cy clonic areas across the country during the warmer months. josuua n lib, ilie uiutai luciuuci oi .ue Ain nois Sons of the Revolution, died the other day in Chicago, at the age of ninety-three. He was a prominent abolitionist in ante hel ium days and a fast friend of John Brown. Ex-President Cleveland is still disgusted with the Democratic party because of its 16 to 1 plank. What he thinks of his former part ner, Adlai Stevenson, for running on that plank is not recorded. Mr. Bryan is so opposed to McKinley be coming an emperor that he has been working for years to secure the scepter for himself. He has already proven himself to be a pretty good boss. MARRIAGES. KEECH—LONGNECKER.—In Trinity Protes tant Episcopal Church, Towson, on Saturday, July 14th, 1900,at 9.30 A.M.,by the rector. Rev. W. 11. H. Powers, assisted by Rev. James K. Keech, William Smith Keech.son of the late William S. Keech, of the Towson Bar, and Edith Martin, daughter of Henry C. Long necker and grand-daughter of the late Joseph Lloyd Martin. M. D.. of Baltimore. APPLETON—MOORE.-On July 12th, 1900. at “Norwood.” Sandy Spring, Md., the residence of tho bride’s brother, by Friends’ ceremony, Prof. William Hyde Appleton, of Swarthmore College, Pa., to Esther Townsend Moore, of Sandy Spring. DEATHS. —Tributes, Ac.. lO Cents Per Line.— WIGHT.—At his residence near Cockeysville, Baltimore county, July 19th, 1900, John J. Wight, in the 79th year of his age. KOPPELMAN.—At the residence of his father, Gardenville, Baltimore county, July 18th,1900. William, in the 17th year of his age. son of John H. and Annie C. Koppelman. SHEESLEY.—In Baltimore. July 18, 1800, Daniel Sheesley, formerly of Baltimore county. ROBINSON.—At Lutherville, July 17, Charles J. Robinson. ADLER.—In Baltimore, July 18, Clarence Ad ler, aged 6 months. . SAXTON.—JuIy 18. at "Ingleside,” Long Green Valley, Mary Helen, third daughter of Wil liam H. and the late Mary Armour Jenkins Saxton. BELL.- July 15, in Baltimore, Sally Bell, aged DIE?IBTBACH.—At the home of her father, Mr. Henry Dicnstbach, in Towson, July 15% 1900, Laura Dienstbacb, aged 28 years. GETTERMAN.—In Baltimore, July 12t,h, Eliza beth Lottie, aged 33 years, wife of William A. Getterman. Prospect hill cemetery, tow son, MD. —lncorporated 1891.—BEAU TIFULLY SITUATED, COMMANDING FINK VIEWS OF SURROUNDING COUNTRY; HIGH AND DRY: CHOICE LOCATIONS: LOTS ALL SIZES. Address the SECRETARY OF THE COMPANY. Towson. Md. •JjVJR SALE. —ft. AMV-'TC road; good house, barn and necessury outbuilds Ings, in good order; about 15 acres in wood, bal ance under cultivation; schools,churches.stores, shops, etc., at convenient distance. Soil kind and very productive. Neighborhood healthy and water excellent. For terms, &c., apply to LONGNECKER BROS., Ap1.28.-tf. [No.2ll] Real Estate, Towson, Md JjVOR SALE. A snug property of 21 ACRES, more or less, situated on the Joppa road, midway be-JKUR M tween Fork and Kingsville; in fine atate*ir* or cultivation; well fenced and watered, good orchard of apples, pears and small fruits. The Improvements are a nine-room frame house, bank barn and necessary outbuildings. Within two miles of Bradshaw Station, B. & O. R. R.; splendid neighborhood. Price $2,100. Address, LONGNECKER BROS., Real Estate Agents and Brokers. Aug. 3.—tf. [No. 251.] Towson. Md JjlOR SALE. A beautiful farm containing 50 ACRES, large dwelling, barn, corn house, &c.; withinTO minutes’ drive of Loch Raven Station, B. & L. R. R.; plenty of fruit and oxcellcnt water. Tho views from this farm are the most attractive in Baltimore county -, land kind and easily improv ed ; within a short distance of the Hartord turn pike and convenient to churches, school, mill, store, &c. Further particulars on application to LONGNECKER BROS., iNo. 290.1 Real Estate, Towson, Md. June s.—tf. rjIRUCK FARM FOR SALE. A desirable property of 18X ACRES, 5X miles from Baltimore, on the Philadelphia road ; all cleared and in good state of cultivation: has been used as a truck farm many years: frame house, now barn and otbor necessary Improve ments; excellent water and plenty of fruit; within five minutes’ walk of Roaedalo Station, B. & O. R. H.; schools, churches, postofflee, See., convenient. Apply to LONGNECKER BROS.. June26.-tf. [No. 291.1 Real Estate, Towson, Md TjlOR SALE. A FRAME DWELLING, SHEDDING AND STABLE, also, adjoining the above, a FRAME STORE (good stand for business,) and DWEL LING. The lot fronts 55 feet on Delaware ave nue, Towson, with a depth of 143 feet. It will be sold subject to an annual rent of $33.00. Apply to LONGNECKER BROS.. Real Estate Agents and Brokers, Towson, Md. May 4.—tf. [No. 231.] Rare opportunity to secure a FINE BUSINESS. FOR RENT-A fine STORE STAND. wlthj|l DWELLING attached; also, WAREHOUSE; situated at a prominent station on the Northern Central Railroad. To the right man with sulli cient capital to conduct such business, the op portunity is unsurpassed. Apply to LONGNECKER BROS., July 14.—tf. Real Estate, Towson .’ld. JIOR SALE. A valuable tract ol land, containing aboutUi 715 ACRES, some of the best land in Baltimore county, situated about 3 miles from Glyndon, Western Maryland Railroad. Ample buildings for the use of the farm. Will sell for $25.00 per ac;re. Easy terms. For tinlTiCT tnfonnnttwi an dress, LONQNBCKER BROS., Real Estate Agents and Brokers, Apl. 28.—tf. [No. 284.1 Towson, Md "DARE CHANCE FOR A BARGAIN. A SNUG FARM OF 40 ACRES, (35 cleared), with fair Improvements, the finest water and plenty of fruit, within five minutes’ drive of Cockeysville, N. C. H. R. Land has southern ex posure and is well adapted to farming or truck ing. For particulars address LONGNECKER BROS., May 2.—tf. [No. 270.1 Real Estate, Towson, Md -piOR SALE. A valuable tract of unimproved land near a station on Baltimore & Lehigh Railroad, Id Long Green Valley, Baltimore county. There are §0 acres In the tract, and being so conve nient to a station, makes it very desirable prop erty. Addross, LONGNECKER BROs!, Real Estate Agents and Brokers, Towson, Md. Jan.26.—tf. I No. 249.] FARM FOR SALE. A very fine farm of about 60 acres, has good buildings and splendid water; soil very pro ductive and situation unsurpassed; healthy and pleasant neighborhood. About four miles. In an easterly direction, from Baltimore on a good road. Apply to LONGNECKER BROS., Feb. B— tf. [No. 282.] Real Estate, Towson Md, moWSON PROPERTY for sale. SNUG HOUSE AND LOT 80 by 90 feet onll the east side of Towson; 7 rooms: eligible loca tion, two squares from electric cars; good water. Terms easy. No. 321. Real Estate, Towson, Md. Apl. 21.—tf. - TJIOR SALE. j|! A HOUSE AND LOT in Lutherville, situated on the public road leading from York turnpike to Rider’s Switch. Lot consists of about.ONE ACRF, and is improved by a comfortable * rame Dwelling. For further particulars and terms. Apply to LONGNECKER BROS., [322.] Real Estate, Towson, Md. July 14. —tf. . ■JTIOR SALE. ~ A SMALL FARM, at Blenheim, 10th dis-M trict. Baltimore county, containing 21 ALRJSB. nicely improved and productive; good water ana plenty of fruit. For particulars as to price, etc., Address, LONGNECKER BROS., No 319 Beal Estate, Towson, Md. Jan. 20.—tf.