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TOWSON. M<l. Saturday, - October 27, 1900. f 1./IO per annum--in advance. Pc ttafffpre paid. Mo subscription taken for lee* than six month*. "local items" dALES ADVERTISED IN “THE UNION.” Tuesday, October 30, by Jeannette Phillips, ex ecutrix. (L. D. and Noah E. Offutt, attor neys,) at the Court House door, a farm of 260 acres, in the sth district, one mile from the Western Kun turnpike. Tuesday, October 30, by George R. Gaither, Jr„ assignee, on the premises, ten building lots in Tuxedo Park. 9th district. Wednesday, October 31, by August Eisner, on the premises, corner Old Harford road and Taylor avenue, horses, cows, farm imple ments, etc. , Thursday, November 1, by C. W. Schmidt, near Sunnybrook, 10th district, horses, cattle, hogs, improved farm machinery, dairy fix tures, etc. Monday, November 5, by Thomas A. Whelan, trustee, on the premises, a farm of 72 acres, on the German Hill road, 12th district, owned by the late L. A. Sweeney. Monday, November 5, by Mary A. Sweeney, ad ministratrix of the estate of Luke A. Sweo ney, deceased, on the German Hill road, 12th district, horses, wagons, farm implements, hay, corn. etc. Wednesday, November 7, by W. Gill Smith, trus tee, at the Court House door, the Coe prop erty, on the Harford road, 11 miles from Bal timore. Wednesday, November 7, by W. Gill Smith, at torney. at the Court House door, the farm known as the “Callahan property,” near Trinity Church, 11th district. Friday, November 9, by Eliza A. Cook, on the premises, corner Winston and St. George avenues. Govanstown, horses, mules, cows, farm implements, etc. Monday. November 12, by John 8. Ensor and Richard L. Lee, trustees, on the premises, a brick dwelling house in Canton. Tuesday, November 13, by James J. Lindsay, ex ecutor, at the Court House, a farm in the 11th district, containing 58 acres, 2 roods and 20 perches. . , . 4 Monday, November 19, by Samuel R. Barr, trus tee, on the premises, bouse and lot in Joshua, 13th district. \ * VVe experienced another touch of sum mer weather this week, with the mercury up to 80. ... ►The Lend-a-Hand Club of Mt. Washing ton raised over S3OO for the sufferers by the Galveston hurricane. —Next Thursday will be the first day of November and but two months of the year 1900 will then remain. —*Mr. Angus Cameron, whose home is on Hawthorn road, Roland Park, is enlarging and improving his house. —► A movement is on foot in Towson look ing to the organization of a gun club. A nutn -1 ber of gentlemen are interested. —►Trinity P. E. Church, Towson, contribu ted a handsome sum to the sufferers by the re cent hurricane at Galvaston, Texas. —Dr. Martin L. Jarrett has sold his resi dence and store building in Jarrettsville, Har \ ford county, to Mr. J. Henry Jarrett. —►Towson will soon have four livery stables \in full blast—an unusually large number when ''•\the size of the population is considered. —The matrimonial market in Towson is improving rapidly. There were two church weddings here on the same evening this week. —► The editors of The Union return thanks to Col. Samuel N. Hyde, of Long Green Val ley, for a case of his far-famed Egyptian Sweet Corn. —►Towson and Baltimore county generally, was well represented at the Bryan meeting held in Music Hall, Baltimore, on Tuesday, k night. —►The open season in Baltimore county for ducks, partridges, woodcock, pheasants and rabbits will begin next Thursday, Novem ber Ist. —►Mr. George B. Dubbs, of Shawan, Bth district, has purchased for S7OO the dairy herd of Mr. V. L. Caples, of Cockeysville. It con sists of 17 cows. ►The fall and winter schedule of the Balto. & Lehigh Railroad went into effect last Sunday. There were few changes from the former schedule. —► Has Govanstown a fire bug? Several mysterious fires have occurred there lately and it is time something was being done to put a stop to the business. —►There will be three days racing at Pim lico next week—Tuesday, Thursday and Satur day. Should the weather be favorable the at tendance will be large. —►This is to be a season of figures. First will come the election tables, next the comple ted census report, then the foot-ball scores, and finally the calendars for 1901. —* Long Green Cornet Band is arranging to hold an oyster supper in Wilson’s Church Hall, Long Green, on Friday and Saturday evenings, November 2d and 3d. —► Wednesday night next, October 31st, will be Hallow’een and people had better be on the lookout for the pranks of mischievous boys. Forewarned is forearmed. —► The ladies' aid society of Parkton M. E. Church will hold an oyster supper in Ayres’ Hall, Parkton, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, November Ist, 2d and 3d. —►Presidential election one week from next Tuesday—November Gth. That day is a legal holiday in Maryland and the public schools, banks and public offices will be closed. —►The large new stable built on Chesa peake avenue, in this town, for the use of Dunning’s Baltimore and Towson express line, was occupied for the first time this week. —►Several hundred people greeted Mr. Bryan when he arrived at Glyndon, in this county, on Tuesday afternoon, on his way to Baltimore. He spoke a few minutes only. —Mr. G. Frank Morgan, proprietor of Morgan’s Mill, Dulany’s Valley, has made several hundred barrels of cider this autumn, \ his neighbors hauling their apples to his mill. \ —►Several automobiles were seen about \ Towson last Sunday, but they do not appear \to be growing in popularity. Whether or not this is due to their high cost we are unable to say. —Mr. George W. Lamotte, who died at his home in Westminster, on Tuesday last, aged 72 years, was for some years superinten dent of the Baltimore and Reisterstown turn pike. —► Old Jupiter Pluvius must havesomesort of a grudge against Candidate Bryan. When he spoke in Baltimore four years ago it rained copiously and it did the same thing on Tues day night. —►Lewis Murray, of Sunnybrook, Balti more county, has secured a Government pen sian at the fate of $8 per month. A pension of sl2 per month has also been granted to Eli Martin, of Parkton. —►The protracted meeting which had been in progress at Camp Chapel M. E. Church, in charge of Rev. W. F. Roberts, will close on Sunday night next. It has been very suc cessful throughout. Health Board, this week reported several cases of diphtheria at White Hall, N. C. R. R„ and said it may be necessary to close the public school at that place. ►The trustees of Govanstown public school, at a meeting Thursday afternoon, de cided to rescind the order, previously passed, removing Mr. John T. Thompson from the principalship of the school. —► A young man in Towson could not reg ister this year because he will not be 21 years of age until five days after the election. If he lives he will be 25 years old before be can vote for a candidate for'President. ►Mr. N. Rufus Gill is making a number of improvements on bis farm near Texas, Bth district. These include a dwelling, barn, corn house and carriage house. Philip E. Frantz, of Cockeysville, is the contractor. ►The old colored Methodist Church build ing at Bare Hill, Falls road, that for many years was a landmark in that neighborhood, was burned last Saturday night. Loss about S2OO. The fire was of incendiary origin. —► Upon the invitation of the Baltimore County Medical Association the Maryland Medical and Chirurgical Faculty will hold its next semi-annual meeting in Towson and be the guests of the first mentioned associa tion. ►Copies of the official ballots for the Second and Fifth Congressional districts are published on the fourth page of The Union today. The law requires that these be pub lished by the Supervisors two weeks before V election. ...... —►A man who keeps a store in a village in 8 this county is known far and wide for his frank x\ ness. During the late Timonium fair he closed n\ up his store and put this notice on the door : “Gone to the county fair. Will be back when I get sober.” , . , , , .—►Mr. D. Sterett Pindell, dealer in electri cal supplies in Baltimore, has made a deed of of trust for the benefit of his creditors to his uncle, Major John I. Yellott, of Towson. Mr. Pindell is a son of Rev. A. T. Pindell, of Cockeysville. ►Republican meetings have been an nounced for Baltimore county as foilows: Arlington, October 27th ; Upperco, October 27th ; Phoenix, October 30th ; Hereford, Octo ber 31st; Eklo, November Ist. They will he Dl^lltH tl on Mr. Charles A. Coun-\ oilman’s farm in Worthington Valley 45 bar rels of corn was raised this year on 2J acres of land. The com crop generally in this coun ty is much lighter than usual, due to the long drought last summer. —►Mr. Benjamin T. Ridgely, a well known farmer near Warren, this week received a lot of young trout from the U. 8. Fish Commis sion at Washington, for stocking purposes. Several other farmers in the Bth district also re ceived consignments. —►Mr. Charles E. Thomas, contractor, of Towson, is now engaged in erecting a very large carriage house on the “Oakdene” estate of Mr. William B. Ogden, in Green Spring Valley. The property is now under lease to Mr. Thomas Deford, Jr. —► The large stone barn on the old Rogers property, at the Rocks of Deer Creek, Balto. & Lehigh Railroad, was burned ou Thursday morning, with its contents, including a horse, mule, cow, farm implements, etc. Mr. J. C. Wilson owns the property. —►Those people who are trying to get down from the political fence had better make haste. A very short time remains in which to accom plish the feat. But when the voting is over they will declare they were with the winning side, no matter how they voted. —fcTbe Neighborhood Improvement Club of Govanstown will hold a public meeting in Golden Eagle Hall, Thursday night, Novem ber Ist, when reports of committees will be re ceived and papers read by Mrs. B. W. Corkran, president, and Mrs. David Clark. —►Mr. Jacob Greaser, who had been en gaged in farming on Chestnut Ridge, Bth dis trict, many years, died on Monday last, aged about 69 years. Cancer of the stomach, from which he suffered a long time, waa the cause of his death. He leaves a family. —►The sales of books and other library treasurers belonging to Mr. Charles B. Rogers, of “Lystra,” Green Spring Valley, which took place in Philadelphia two days last week, was Dot entirely successful, although many of the offerings were disposed of at high prices. —►The late William M. Powell, a successful Baltimore business man who died a short time ago, left a personal estate estimated to be worth $400,000. He was well known in the 4th district of this county. Mr. Powell began life as a poor boy and made his own way in the world. —►The last tournament of the season was held at Hiteshue’s Hotel, Reisterstown, on Thursday afternoon, seventeen knights con tending for the honors and prizes. Mr. C. S. Hobbs was chief marshal, and Mr. Harry E. Goodwin, member of the bar, made both ad dresses. —Clinton Allison, a freight conductor on the Northern Central Railway, died at his home, Roland avenue, Hampden, last Sunday, fiom the effects of injuries received on the road a few days before. He was about4o years of age and is survived by a widow and eight children. —►The season for gunning accidents is near at hand. Beware of the didn’t-know-it-was loaded gun. It has had many victims in the past and is destined to have many more. And this leads us to remark that a person who will point a gun at another, if "only in fun,” should De jailed. —McKinley and Roosevelt Rough Riders’ Club has been organized at Norrisville, Harford county, with a membership of eighty one. The club will attend in a body all meet ings within easy reach. Mr. Payne Norris is president of the club, and Mr. Frank Tyrrell, secretary. —►More than one hundred colored people go from Towson to Baltimore every Saturday night (o buy marketing and do shopping. Many of these are among the most thrifty of their class and it is safe to say that, in the ag gregate, they carry considerable money out of the town. —► Mr. Joshua Gorsuch died at Elkridge, Howard county, on Monday last, in the 87th year of his age. He was a native of Long Green Valley, Baltimore county, but had lived at Elkridge since 1843. In his younger days he was employed in the Avalon nail works, at that place. ►The Teachers’ Society of Jerusalem Lutheran Sunday school, Gardenville, will give a “tea party” in Herrmann’s Hall, Belair road, on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, November 7th and Bth, to which a general in vitation is extended. Proceeds for the benefit of the church. —* Small places ranging from 10 to 25 acres, appear to be in considerable demand just now, several Baltimore men having been here this week on the lookout for such. These people are usually very hard to suit as nearly always they must be on or near the line of a steam or electric railway. —►The Maryland Steel Company will erect a suitable building at Sparrow’s Point for the exclusive use of the Manual Training School lately established there by the Baltimore Coun ty School Board. The school is meeting with freat success under the management of Mr. D. ’red. Shamberger. —► A quarry of a fine quality of blue lime stone has been opened on the farm of Mr. .Edward A. Cockey, in Worthington Valley, from which will be furnished a large quantity of stone for the new building to be erected at the Maryland Home for the Feeble-Minded, near Owings’ Mills. —►Ante-election dullness has prevailed in Towson this week and it appears to be general. The election is only a little over a week off and there will be no change for the better until after November Gth. Our people give so much attention to politics that everything else becomes secondary. —Two six-mule teams have been engaged this week hauling this vear’s wheat crop from Hampton farm, near Towson, to Baltimore. Three hundred bushels a day was the quanti ty delivered, and the price obtained was 70 cents. Mr. Ridgely had 120 acres seeded and raised 1,900 bushels. —►Towson has been feeling the effects of the great strike among the coal miners of Pennsylvania. The supply of this needful article has been short and the dealers have been supplying their customers with very small "jags" at a time. They say the pressure will be relieved in a few days. —► Revival services will begin in Gatch’s M. E. Church, Belair road, Sunday, October 28th, at 7.30 p. m., and continue every evening dur ing the week, except Saturday, at the same hour. Thenastors will be assisted by Rava W. C. Babcock' Samuel Grafflin, John Edwards, John M. Baker and D. A. Foard. —►People who can’t “talk politics” with out getting excited and aDgry and making human windmills of themselves by churning the air with their arms, had better talk about something else. The weather is a much more soothing subject and adjectives of a more or less forcible nature are then entirely unnecessary. —►The beautiful farm known as "Mont rose,” in the upper end of the 4th district, con tains about 000 acres of land and has on it fully 30,000 fruit trees of all varieties. Several thousand bushels of peaches were raised this year, hundreds of bushels of which went to waste. Miss Macklin, of Baltimore, owns the farm. . —► We almost forgot to mention it but our Prohibition friends are also running a Presi dential ticket this year. What they are doing it for is not quite plain, but it makes a little fun for them and don’t hurt anybody. When it is all over Mr. Bryan and Mr. Woolley will exchange condolences and that’ll make it all right. —►The ladies of St. James P.E. Church, My Lady’s Manor, will, on election day, provide a luncheon near the polling place in the first precinct of the 10th district, the proceed* to be used in the erection of a parish house near the church. An object so commendable as this should meet with the most liberal en couragement. —►Mr. N. W. Steele, independent Demo cratic candidate for Congress in this district, spoke at a meeting in Ball’s Hall, Govanstown, on Wednesday night. Mr. Hugh J. Gallagher presided, and’Mr. John C. Pape was secretary. A large delegation from the Steele Club at Parkville, headed by its president, Dr. L. I. Whiteford, attended the meeting. —►Mr. Wm. A. Cranston, the well known contractor and builder of Govanstown, is just now engaged in making some extensive im provements to “Beaumont,” the handsome country place of Mr. William Lanahan, on Beilona avenue, north of Govanstown. Mr. Cranston is also enlarging a dwelling for Mr. A. A. Brown, at Charles street and Lyndhurst avenues. —>Mr. S. E. Ringgold, who for several years has been renting Col. B. F. Taylor’s store at Bradshaw, Balto. <fc Ohio Railroad, has rented, through the agency of Longnecker Bros., the store stand of Mr. W. Evans An derson, at White Hall, Northern Central Rail way. Mr. Anderson, who gives up the store, will continue in the commission business at White Hall. —►Voters wbo are "out for the cash”—and we are sorry to have to admit that there are many of them and of both colors—are now cir culating around waiting for a chance to “pinch” somebody. It is said of these fellows that they take money from both sides and then vote as they please afterwards. As an object lesson it would be a good thing if a few of them could be landed in the penitentiary. —►Very little money is being put up here on the result of the Presidential election. Where odds have been offered they have inva riably been on McKinley, with very few takers. Betting on elections proves nothing and it should be avoided. There are still left some of those cheerful idiots who make wheel barrow, crape on the arm, and some such wagers, but even they appear to be fewer than usual. . ... —► When the gunning season opens in this county next week people will exjierience the same trouble as heretofore with men prowling over their premises with guns in their hands, shooting at almost everything with feathers on, often endangering the lives of persons and animals through their carelessness. Hundreds of people throughout the county have "post ed” their places and others should do so, as this plan usually affords some protection. —►Fears are expressed in some quarters that a water famine is imminent in this section of Maryland. The rain that has fallen this year is far below the average precipitation, and for several months there was a drought that was really distressing. Since then very few soaking rains—in fact but one or two—have visited us and should the ground freeze up tight before there is much more, the fear of the expected famine may not be without foun dation. But these things usually regulate themselves and all may come right in its own good time. —►With many regrets we this week drop x from the mail lists of The Union a name that \ no doubt had been there fifty years—that of Mr. Aquila Fowler, who died at his home, near Parkville. on the 14th of September, in \the 89th year of his age. The vacancy is filled, so far as the subscription goes, by the name of the son-in-law of the deceased—Mr. Wm.G. Williughan. Mr. Fowler died on the farm where he spent liis long life and it is a fact that he was never fifty miles from home. He was in all respects an exemplary and highly respec tej citizen. —►Several enthusiastic Towson Brvanites, who intended to hear him speak on Tuesday night or “bust,” adopted a novel mode to gain their end. Placing themselves in charge of a man who knew the janitor of the Music Hall, they went to that place at 3 p. m. and gained admission to the cellar. There they remained until three minutes before 6 (at which hour the building was to be thrown open,) when the janitor admitted them to the main auditorium and they took seats in the front row and held them down for an hour and a-half before the meeting opened. 1 Long Green, 11th District.—Mr. Robert * D. Norris, of a well known Baltimore firm, is visiting Mr. F. C. Norris, postmaster at this r place. ’ Miss Bernice Gorsuch is substituting as teacher at Ditjany’s Valley school for Miss 1 Mr. and Mrsi Asbury R. Reiley, of Towson, spent a few days this week with their daughter, Mrs. John E. Slade. Mrs. W. Laurence Cranston, of Govanstown, and twochildren are visiting Mrs. Elisha Slade, of this place. The congregation of the German Lutheran Church at Blenheim gave their pastor, Rev. John Eberlein, a surprise party on Wednesday evening last and presented him with a much needed stove. The Long Green Cornet Band will hold its annual oyster supper on Friday and Saturday, November 2d ana 3d. The Long Green Republican Club will hold a meeting in Glen-Arm Hall, Saturday even ing, October 27th, to which the public" is cor dially invited. The revival services which have been in progress for two weeks at Wilson’s M. E. 1 Church, closed on Sunday evening last. Two weeks of special services will commence at Chestnut Grove Presbyterian Church, ou Sunday next. Rev. J. W. Campbell will have several ministers from a distance to assist him. A party of young folks, headed by Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Jessop, went out last Saturday and gathered over four bushels of chestnuts, in the interest of the new church at Chestnut Grove. 8. Rev. E. K. Miller, formerly of Delaware, but now rector of Trinity P. E. Church, Long Green, has settled in his new home, near Unionville. Miss Mollie Bowers, of this neighborhood, is visiting her sister Mrs. J. E. Rufenacht, of Lauraville. Corn-husking is rapidly progressing in this neighborhood, although the yield is not as large as that of the previous year, owing to the drought. The vestry of Trinity Church is preparing to build an ice-house on the ground adjoining the rectory. Mr. 8. Seymour Smith was so unfortunate as to Jiave the leg of one of his fine young heifers broken while the animal was running ' in pasture. B. J. 8 Ray ville, 6th District.—LastSunday morn ing ltev. M. M. Burtner, of Rayviile Circuit, U. B. Church, gave the history of the church from its organization, in 1847, to the present. This society first worshiped in what is now known as “Eagle Mill.” In 1856achurch was erected near the site of the present building, and was named Pine Grove, on uccount of the pine forest nearly surrounding it. The cost was $650. In 1890 the congregation had outgrown its quarters and a splendid new church edifice waa erected at a cost of $3,000. There were several persons present at this bi centennial service on Sunday who werecharter members of the organization. They gave their personal reminiscences, which proved a very enjoyable feature of the occasion. Master Frank 8. Scott, a student at Lebanon College, Pa., spent Saturday and Sunday with his mother, at this place, the occasion being his 17th birthday, to which quite a number of his friends were invited, and the festivities were much enjoyed by all present. Miss Nellie E. Kidd, daughter of Mr. F. B. Kidd, came home from the State Normal School last Saturday. Her many friends were delighted to see her and to learn that she is not only able to master the work in that institution, but is enjoying it very much. Our merchant, Mr. W. \V. Kessler, and wife, Mr. L. McCullough and Mrs. S. M. Scott took a drive last Sunday to Middletown to view the cemetery at that place. Mr. McCullough is in his 87th year ana has a vivid recollection of many of those whose bodies rest in that grave yard, numbering several thousand at this time. The fine rain of Tuesday evening of this week and the warm weather following makes ns believe that summer would like to repose in the lap of fall. The Epworth League of Middletown M. E. Church held an interesting service lastSundav evening, in charge of Miss Gertrude Spicer. Mr. Edgar M. Wamsley, of Baltimore, and Rev. J. H. Jeffries, junior pastor, made earnest addresseson “Our Stewardship.” Misses Grace Kidd, Blanche Cooper, Rosa Kidd, Nancy Alban and Gertrude Spicer and Mrs. Harvey Alban also took part in the program. The Republican club at Eklo now numbers 115 members, with a prospect of an additional enrollment next Saturday night, which is its regular meeting. Cnpt. Wilhelm, its president, is a hustler. Philo. Owings’ Mills, 4th District.—Many of the Baltimore residents who have country homes in this neighborhood will not return to the city until after Thanksgiving, they being reluctant to go back to town during this de lightful autumn season. Chestnuts are very plentiful and nutting parties are in vogue. Mrs. Edward Cleveland and family, who have been spending the summer with Mrs. Cleveland’s father, Mr. A. Y. Dolfieid, at his country place near Owings’ Mills, have re lumed to their home in Baltimore. Mr. William Bevans, of Pikesville, has rented the old hotel property at this place. Mrs. Margaret Shryoefc, of Harrisburg, Pa . daughter of the late Rev. Charles Martin, for mer pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Reis terstown, is the guest of Mrs. William Rus sell, of that place. Mrs. Elizabeth Groff, who had been visiting relatives in Worthington Valley, has returned to her home in West Virginia. Professor Ebaugh has resumed his duties as principal of Franklin High School, Reisters town. Monkton, lOtli District. —The ladies of Bt. James P. E. Church, My Lady’s Manor, will provide an all-day lunch at Manor Hall, near the polls in first precinct, 10th district, for the convenience of officers and voters on election day. The proceeds will he devoted to the erection of a parish house close to the church, which is much needed. The ladies should be encouraged in this laudable undertaking. They are working bard to obtain substantial results. Communion services, in charge of Rev. J. Tolly Marsh, will be held in Wesley Chapel M. E. Church, on Sunday afternoon, October 28tb. Revival services will begin at night. H. This Also Applies to Baltimore County With Much Force.—Dr. Bosley, Health Com missioner of Baltimore city, will enforce (he law requiring the privacy of funerals and the non-exposure of bodies of those persons who have died of diphtheria or scarlet fever, and it would be well for the people of this county to heed his warning. He says: "I hope the citizens of Baltimore will con sider this law in its humane aspect. I do not care to thrust trouble on or add sorrow to those afflicted by the loss of a loved one. I would rather try to lighten the burden they al ready have to bear. As a physician, as Health Commissioner, however, I have seen that pub lic opening of coffins has served to spread diph theria and scarlet fever where either of such diseases has caused the death. But recently such a case came under my notice, and I have felt obliged to direct the' health wardens to keep a close watch on funerals in their respec tive wards. The relatives of the dead one should, for the sake of the living, prevent the public funeral in such cases, and tbe relatives of the living friends should restrain their at tendance at such funerals in the interest of the preservation of their own health. I cannot too strongly urge these considerations upon the people of this community, for I know of the attending dangers of the violation of the law.” Circuit Court.—George P. Quick vs. the Baltimore and Jerusalem Turnpike Company; motion to dismiss withdrawn, with leave to file demurrer to amended bill of complaint. Edward Shaffer, larceny; guilty, one year in penitentiary. Thomas Greenstreet, larceny ; guilty, one year in Honse of Correction. Frederick Smith, larceny ; guilty, one year in House of Correction. William Bailey, house breaking ; not guilty. Jenny Myers and ADn Burroughs, larceny ; guilty, not sentenced. Stanny Kraucbruna, false pretense ; nolle pros. Grant Smith, larceny ; not guilty. Matthew t Wood, larceny; not guilty. Charles Bates, ; assault with felonious intent; guilty of com mon assault, 10 months in House of Correc tion. Edward White, assault with felonious intent; tried before the Court and held sub 1 curia. William Dempster, larceny; not guil ty. Thomas Barnes, larceny; stet on motion ' of State's Attorney. Harry Adams, larceny ; ; guilty; one year in penitentiary. Charles A. 1 Tarr, larceny; plea of guilty confessed ; not ' sentenced. Howard L. Watters, assault; not [ guilty. George Kell, assault; guilty; not sen tenced. James A. Smith, sale of beer without * license; guilty; not sentenced. Augustus Wahaus, selliDg beer on Sunday; on trial be -1 fore a jury. ' Fatal Horse Disease In Southern Mary and.—A letter from the Maryland Agricultur ? 1 College says: “Cerebrospinal meningitis has 1 broken out for the second time within the past c year among horses in Southern Maryland. It has spread over five counties and horses have * been dying at the rate of from six to eight a l a day and it is estimated that about 1,000 have 1 died. Appeals for assistance have been re * ceived at the Maryland Agricultural College ' and in respouse President Richard W. Silvester 1 Bent Dr. Samuel S. Buckley out to investigate the matter. He has said that thediseaseis like- ly to make great havoc among the horses. The J duration of the disease isshort. When stricken the horse becomes insane and literally beats it ’ self to death. Dr. Buckley has been making ‘ extensive experiments with aserum which, by l inoculation, he hopes to prevent tbe spread of 1 the disease.” 1 This Was a Narrow Escape.—Edward t Plummer, of. Mt. Washington, who is connec s ted with the freight department of the Penn * sylvania Railroad, made a narrow escape from death at Mt. Washington Station, on Tuesday * morning. He had left his house a little later 7 than usual to catch the train. When a good i distance from tbe station he heard the train * coming and started to run. Reaching the sta * tion as the train was pulliDg out he attempted 1 to board the rear end of the coach, next to the 1 last one, but lost his footing and was dragged 8 on the bridge. Dr. William J. Todd, surgeon 8 for the Northern Central Railway at that point, i was summoned, and rendered medical aid. 1 The injuries of Mr. Plummer consist mainly e of bruises and cuts about the head and face. AUTUMNAL WEDDINGS. Cochran — Lloyd. — The marriage of Mbs Anna Lloyd, daughter of Mr. J. E. Lloyd, of Govanstown, and Mr. Charles Savage Cochran, took place at 7 o’clock on Wednes day evening in the Presbyterian Church at Govanstown, the pastor, Rev. Henry G. Mar tin. officiating. The church was elaborately decorated for the occasion. The maid of honor was Miss Lillian L. Lloyd, sister of the bride, and Mr. Wm. J. Cochran was best man. The ushers were Messrs. Wallace Cochran, Samuel E. Lloyd, Madison E. Lloyd and R. S. Cochran. Miss Cynthia Savage Cochran, sister of the groom,’was flower girl. The bride wore a gown of white chiffon over silk and carried a bouquet of chrysanthemums. The maid of honor wore pink silk mall and carried pink carnations. The flower girl wore white or gandie and carried carnations. A reception followed the ceremony at the home of the bride’s parents, on Winston avenue. The couple left later for New York and upon their return will reside at the home of the bride’s parents. The groom is a son of Mr. William B. Cochran, a well known citizen of Govans town. Passano — Itaae. —A largely attended wedding took place in Trinity P. E. Church, Towson, at 6 o’clock Thursday evening, when Miss Eleanor Phillips Isaac was married to Mr. Edward B. Passano. The ceremony was per formed by tbe Rev. W. H. H. Powers, rector of the church. The maid of honor was Miss Mary W. Isaac, sister of the bride, and the bridesmaids were Miss Thomasine Phillips, of Washington, D. C.; Miss Alice B. Bair, of Philadelphia; Miss Florence Cloud, of Balti more, and Miss Lelia Wheeler, of Washington. The flower girl was Miss Virginia Passano, a niece of the groom. The best man was Mr. Frederick McL. Burbank and Messrs. Harry R. Turnbull, Z. Howard Isaac, Morris L. Cook, Leonard Baker, Robert L. House and R. M. Isaac were the ushers. The wedding march was played by Mrs. H. C. Turnbull. Tbe bride is a daughter of Mr. William M. Isaac, of Towson. Mays—Miller. —Miss Mollie E. Milller was married in the M. E. Church at Wiseburg, on Wednesday evening last, to Mr. Thomas Clar > ence Mays, wbo is employed at the Naval -'Academy at Annapolis. The ceremony • WiS~ performed by Rev. P. C. Edwards, senior pas tor of Parkton Circuit. The bride is a daugh ter of the late Stephen Miller, who was a prominent citizen of the 7th district. The future home of the young couple will be in Annapolis. Starr — Dunphy. —Miss Elsie P. Dunphy, daughter of Mr. Wm. S. Dunphy, and Mr. Alfred Gault Starr, of Govanstown, were mar ried in Epsom M. P. Church, Towson, at 8 o'clock Thursday evening, by the pastor, Rev. T. H. Wright. The church was prettily deco rated with autumn foliage. The ushers were Mr. R. Lee Dunphy, of Towson, and Mr. H. Lelloy Robinson, of Baltimore. After the ceremony a reception took place at the home of the bride. Flagle—Bowers. —Miss Eva J. Bowers, daugh ter of Mr. William Bowers, and Mr. Edward I. Flagle, both of the 4th district, were mar ried on Wednesday evening, by Rev. John P. Dean, of Reisterstown. Their future home will be at Gwynniirook. Skipper—Hanson.— Miss Hattie M. Hanson, daughter of Mr. James Hanson, and Mr. Harry Skipper, of the Bth district, were married on Thursdav afternoon at the parsonage of Here ford M. E. Church, by Rev. C. T. Weede. Property Transfersinßaltlmore County. —Deeds, Leases. Mortgages. Bills of Sale, etc., received for record in the olHce of the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Baltimore county: DEEDS. J. C. Carpenter and wife to M. J. S. Cromwell. John Krapf and wife to W. H. Laynor and wife. J. T. Anderson to J. K. Brown and wife. Sudbrook Co. et al. to Mary R. Hoffman. Jacob Lochner to Frederick Pftnkson. Alice M. Clemens to A. D. Clemens, Jr. Mary Clemens to Alice M. Chapman. A. D. Clemens. Jr., to A. K. Woods. W. A. Duvall to B. B. Harrison. Catonsville Improvement Co. to J. P. Waring. H. A. Walker to Frank A. Furst. T. C. Linzey and Metropolitan Savings Bank to Harrison Rider. John Krapf and wife to P. M. Lawder. Sudurook Co. and Mercantile Trust and Deposit Co., trustees, to John A. Barker. John Krapf and wife to W. W. Lawder. Matthew Muller to Marity Knapp. A. W. Mellon to Martha L. Bealefelt. W. O. Edmondston and wife to J. P. Warner. Amos Schultz to Milton Stiffler. A. N. Horner and wife to J. F. Kramer. Mary D. Horner, assignee, to Albert Horner. Jacob T. Kramer to Mary D. Horner. J. P. Warner to Mary E. Edmonston. C. H. Stewart to Commonwealth Bank. Kophart Pfeffer and wife to Joshua Hannah. Govanstown L. L. & B. A. to C. F. Hamilton. S. H. Linthicum, Jr., et al. to J. T. Graham. Joseph Schamberger to Clara M. Frisch. C. W. Bradenbaugb to L. D. Bubb. C. J. Hull et al. to John and Catherine Heaffner. H. A. Nelson and wife to J. L. Vinson. David Wright to Frederick Kallenhorn and wife. David Wright to Wm. P. McCall. J. F. Gontrum to John Rohe. D. W. Dwyer to Union Stock Yard Co. D. S. Pindell to John I. Yellott, trustee. MORTGAGES. W. B. Laynor and wife to John Kropf, SBSO. J. K. Brown and wife to Real Estate Improve ment cjo., Kuo. A. D. Clemens, Jr., to Waverly B. & L. A., $6,500. Marity Knapp to Germania P. L. & S. A., $936. Milton Stiffler and wife to Amos Shultz, $650. J. P. Bacon to J. J. and E. L. Tlmanus, $425. Christine Weathcrstine to Border State P. B. A., $520. Fredericka Wright to Emory St. P. B. & L. Co., SSOO. Wm. P. McCall to Canton P. B. A. No. 1, S4OO. Frederick Kattenhorn and wife to Canton P. B. A. No. 1, S4OO. J. T. Graham to Northern Central P. B. & L. A., $1,300. J. E. Dunphy and wife to Home M. L. & B. A., $750. CHATTEL MOKTOAGES. Frank W. Hamill to Charles Schneppe. Lillian E. Dukehart and husband to Chattel Loan ASSIGNMENT OB' MORTGAGES. Charles M. Sheeler to Constantina Sheeler. ♦ ■ Fine Jumping at Towson.—A large num ber of persons assembled at Towson on Satur day afternoon last to enjoy the fall jumping contest of the Overland Hunt Club. Interest centered In the high jump contest, which was won by Amaret, owned by C. H. Hurkamp, of Fredericksburg, Va. Amaret cleared the hurdle at 6 feet 6 inches, and it is claimed beat the State record, which was G feet 4 inches. The prize was a silver cup. Dandy Jim, owned by A. P. Shanklin, was second, and cleared the hurdle at 6 feet. The other entries were Black Wings, owned by Dudley S. Hill; Blackbird, by C. C. West; Hornpipe, by C. H. Hurkamp. In the green hunters’ contest Easter, owned by 0. C. Denison, was first, having cleared each jump. Billy Wooster, owned by J. Al bert Hughes, was second. The other entries were Zilla, by T. C. R. Jenifer; Dr. Hunt, by W. Pinkney* Craig; Bothwell, Jr., by S. S. Lee; Lord Roberts, by Robert L. Rust; Gill Edge, by T. Courtney Jenkins; Freeland, by T. A. B. Dukehart; Duchess, by same. The prize was a pair of silver spurs. The highest jump was 4 feet 6 inches. In the contest for qualified hunters Black bird, owned by C. C. West, was first, having cleared all the jumps, and Blackwings, owned by Dudley S. Hill, was second. The other entries were Dandy Jim, by A. P. Shanklin; Amaret and Hornpipe, by C. H. Hurkamp. The prize was a silver cup. The highest jump was 5 feet. In the free-for-all Fig Leaf, owned by I. M. Parr, Jr., was first, ana Hornpipe was second. The other entries were Dandy Jim, by A. P. Shanklin; Charcoal, by T. Courtney Jenkins ; Blackbird, by C. C. West; Amaret, by C. H. Hurkamp. At the conclusion of the jumping the mem bers entertained a large number of their friends in the club house, luncheon being served by caterers from Baltimore. The committee of arrangements was com posed of Messrs. C. C. West, Upton S. Brady and Dr. Stuart Cassard; judges, Messrs. James McK. Merryman, George W. Ewing and S. Proctor Brady. Registered Vote of Baltimore County. —Mr. Thomas J. Hunter, clerk to the Board of Election Supervisors, has made up a table showing the present registered vote of Balti more county. It shows that there are on the lists 22,539 names, of which number 19,233 are white and 3,306 colored. This is an increase over last year of 1,354; white increase, 1,136; colored, 218. The registered vote by districts is as follows; While. Colored. Total. First district 1,626 322 1,948 Second 1,032 164 1.196 Third 1,423 209 1,632 Fourth 1,127 189 1.318 Fifth 637 17 654 Sixth 523 ... 523 Seventh 803 83 885 Eighth 1,389 272 1.601 Ninth 2,282 467 3,749 Tenth 628 120 748 Eleventh 1,154 150 1.304 Twelfth 3,121 171 3.292 Thirteenth 1,130 253 1.383 Fourteenth 1,026 40 1,066 Fifteenth 1.332 850 2,183 Totals. 19,233 3,306 22,539 A Great Baltimore County Industry.— The Baltimore Mews says: “These are busy days at Sparrow’s Point. There the immense plant of the Maryland Steel Company is loca ted, and there some of the finest steamers ever turned out by an American shipyard have been built and are under construction. Never before in the history of tbe company has the marine department been so crowded with work as at present. Three large sea-going steam ships, two monster sea-going dredgers, thre torpedo-boat destroyers, a mammoth steel barge and the largest steel drydock in th world are under construction at the present time; and this winter work will begin upon two of the biggest cargo-carriers ever built in this country to fly the American flag. The company employs about 3,400 men in its va rious departments, and by January this force will be increased to about 4,000 men.” Births and Deaths In Six Months. —Dr. T. Ross Payne, secretary to tbe local Board of Health, reports births and deaths in the county for tbe six months ended in September as fol lows : April, births 49, deaths 64; May, births 57, deaths 51 ; June, births 100, deaths 95; August, births 88, deaths 158; September, births 72, death 96, Total births, 460; deaths 501. Meeting 1 of the School Board.--The School Board met at Towson on Wednesday, the pres i ident, Mr. Thomas B. Todd, in the chair, and Mr. John T. Hersbner. secretary, in the ab ! sence of Prof. Cook, who is still confined to his house. Messrs. Stokes, Everding and Cranston, • trustees of the public school at Govanstown, came before the Board and Bev. Mr. Stokes explained why they had notified the present principal, Mr. John jT. Thompson, to vacate i the position at the close of the term, November 'lsth. He said that a petition had been re ceived by the trustees asking for a reopening i of the case, which was granted, and that a hearing would be given the petitioners this . week. ' Mr. Bufus K. Wood, of Sparrow’s Point, made several suggestions in regard to the kin dergarten school at that place, and the Board decided to visit Sparrow’s Point next Monday. Mr. E. W. Herman, on behalf of the citizens of Lutherville who are asking for a new school building, wanted to know if the Board would i authorize a trade being made for the school lot now owned by the Board on the York road, near Lutherville, for what is considered a more eligible location nearer the village. The Board consented to such arrangement being made. Miss Ida L. M. Held, of Towson, will re main teacher of School 8, district 8, Chestnut Bidge. Mr. E. B. Foard, one of the two trus tees who signed a contract with Miss Catherine B. Brown, said he had found that the charges against Miss Held were erroneous and that he withdrew his name from the order of dismissal. Mr. Brown, of Lutherville, father of Miss Brown, appeared at the office and said that neither he nor his daughter desired a change to be made under the circumstances. Mr. Kront submitted an order to the effect that hereafter an assistant teacher shall be ap pointed whenever any school has an average of 40 pupils and that an additional teacher shall be appointed for every 40 pupils. The order was amended and. afterward, on motion of Mr. Wilson, was laid over until the next meeting in order to give the Commissioners time to ascertain the additional expenditures in salaries should the order be adopted. Upon the recommendation of Mr. Krout the Board decided to establish a school at Timo nium. It was represented that the school would have 80 pupils and that there were 40 children in the neighborhood who did not now ' -ge to sehool. The proposition of Mr. Cher bonnier to rent a room for school purposes at $5 per month was accepted, and it was decided to open the school on November 16th. A delegation present recommended the ap pointment of J. Bailey Logan as teacher of the above school. The Board decided that the ap pointment of the teacher was to be made by tbe Commissioner of the district in which the school is to be located. Mr. James B. Ensor appointed Mr. Logan. Mr. Hersbner submitted a statement show ing that the salaries paid for the half term en ded October 12th aggregated $20,819.22and that the bills paid from the commencement of the present term, September Ist, to the present time amounted to $14,472.35. - - - m ■— “Feeding Cattle for Beef.”—This was the subject discussed at the last meeting of tbe Junior Gunpowder Agricultural Club. We append the views of some of the members: Mr. Charles H. Price said : “One must feed corn to make fat, plenty of hay and an abun dance of water. Of ground feed 15 to 16 pounds per head per day can be given. One cent per pound over cost price should be realized as profit. We should feed that which will pro duce fiesh and bone. If we commence with the calf it should be kept fat and growing. Let the calf stay on the cow for two weeks, and for six weeks be fed milk and allowed to graze some, and then put out to pasture. Early calves get through the summer better than late calves.” Mr. D. S. Pearce said: “It is important to make careful selection of feeds, and to put the feed where you can get the best results. It is well to have a balanced ration. In feeding calves give bran, oats and clover hay. They will learn to eat very early if the feed is in their reach. Give the calves all they will eat and force them in growth.” Mr. Benjamin M. Brooks said: “I have had but little experience in fattening cattle. Corn is important. Keep cattle thrifty right along. It is said that beef can be made by feeding fod der alone." Mr. Calvin 1). Price said: "I think corn, clover hay and fodder should be fed for beef.” Mr. James B. Ensor said: “My experience is that you must watch your cattle carefully. Much depends on the man who feeds as to the net profit. Mixed hay is better than clover. Nubbins, ground corn, bran and some cotton seed meal should be given. I put on 240 pounds in four months. One cannot fatten a steer well under four months. The stables should be cleaned every day. The feeding of provender at home gives a good market price for the produce.” Mr. Charles H. Price said : “Stables should be kept clean. I have kept some cattle 90 days which did better than those kept 120 days.” Mr. Granville Matthews said : “I know it pays to feed cattle well. I think ground bar ley is a good feed. I found that green corn gave good results in feeding it.” Mr. John B. Milessaid: “Ithinkoneshould watch tbe cattle he is feeding and feed accord ing to what is eaten and how it pays on the in dividual steer.” Uarroil uouiny uuU tlie Milk ProUucero’ Association.—A letter from Westminster dated October 20th says: “A meeting of the Carroll county stockholders in the United Milk Producers’ Association of Baltimore was held in this city this afternoon, at which A. Y. Dolfield and Edward S. Kines, of Baltimore, their counsel, were present and explained Mr. Dolfield’s plan of reorganization. The plan was generally accepted by the stockholders and milk shippers present, most of whom signed the releases necessary to make the plan operative. Two releases were signed—one of the receivers, Theo. F. Wilcox and William B. Crowther, by which they are released from all claims against the association, or them as receivers, and the other of the association of a similar nature; provided they, the stock holders and creditors signing said release to be paid not less than II cents per gallon for all milk heretofore shipped to the receivers, and a price not less than 11 cents per gallon, payable monthly, for milk hereafter shipped; that they shall receive second-mortgage bonds of said association bearing 5 per cent, interest, payable semi-annually to tbe amount of the claims released; that the stock now held by them shall be recognized by the reorganized company, and that the present officers shall -resign their offices upon such reorganization, tbe same to be filled by election. “A petition to the judge of Circuit Court No. 2 of Baltimore was also signed by the stock holders present, asking for extension of the time of hearing petitions for the appointment of a coreceiver and also delay ordering sale of the assets. The sentiment of those present seemed to be decidedly and strongly in favor of the reorganization on Mr. Dolfield’s plan.” The court has since passed an order extend ing the time of hearing the petitions above re ferred to. Religious Services.—Attention is called to the following announcements: Great Falls Circuit , M.E. Church. —Preaching Sunday, October 28th, by Bev. W. F.Boberts, at Back River and Ebenezer, and by Bev. L. M. Ferguson at Hiss’ and Providence. St. John's P.E. Church, Western Run.—Ser vices Sunday, October 28th. Rev. R. Heber Murphy, priest in charge. St. Luke's P. E. Church, Ilarrisonville.—Ser vices Sunday, November 4th and 18th. Reformed Mcnnoniles, Lauraville. —Services in the hall, terminus of car line, Sunday, October 28th, at 7.30 p. m. Church of the Holy Comforter, Roseville. — Services every Sunday at 11 a. m., except the third Sunday in each month, when evening service will be held at 8 o’clock. Rev. W. B. McPherson, rector. North Point Station, M. E. Church South, N. Point Road, near Eastern Avenue.—Preach ing at 11 a. m. every Sunday during summer months; Sunday school, 9.30 a. m.; cottage prayer-meeting every Thursday, at 8 p. m. Rev. Will E. Henry, pastor. Sater's Baptist Church, Chestnut Ridge. —Bible school, 10 a. m. ; preaching by the pastor at 11 A. M. Reisterstoum Baptist Mission. —Bible school, 2.45 p. m. ; preaching at 3.45 p. m. Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gar denville.—English services the second Sunday of every month, at 10.30 a. m. Bev. Karl Buff, i pastor. Patapsco M. E. Church, Between Fifth Avenue i Extended and Weis Avenue, North Point Road. — Services every Sunday at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. Rev. E. C. Gallaher, pastor, i Towson M. E. Church. —Preaching by the pas -1 tor at 11 a. m. and Bp. m. ' Lakeview M. E. Church. —Preaching at 3.30 p. • m. by the pastor. ! Plain Talk to Working Men.—Mr. E. H. [ Gans, of the Baltimore law firm of Gans & t Ham an, and an independent Democrat, made i an address before the Bound-Money League 1 of Sparrow’s Point, on Friday night of last | week. Among other things he said: ' “I have been an independent for many , years. lam not an office-seeker, not an office ". holder, and I would not have an office if they 9 would give it to me. lam going to ask every one here to cast a vote for McKinley, not be " cause you may be Republicans, but because 1 you will thus be helping the vital interests of 9 yourself, your wife ami your family. Free ■ silver is tbe danger. The Philippines are 7,000 r miles away. The trusts, if there are any 9 in Maryland, can be treated by the Maryland r jaw. Suppose that you earn sls a week and 5 suppose that in the platform of a party they : should say : ‘We will take $7.50 or it,’ would you think of the Philippines then ? “I never knew such a silly proposition as I this free silver. You may talk about thepara mount, issue, but that is tbe real issue. Why t should we change ? Though they bring trusts 1 to the foreground, in the shadow there is a 3 hand stretching to your firesides to take hall e you have.” e Thlß Idle Mill Will Resume.—The Beck ley Paper Mill, formerly operated by the late Daniel Beckley, at Beckleysville, in the stb ■. district of this county, has been enlarged and f improved, and, after a long period of idleness V will begin operations in a few days. In addi tion to the water-power, it has been supplied s with a 100-horse-nower Corliss engine, and bai a capacity of 5.000 pounds machine-finished •’ book paper per day. The Shrewsbury Saving! s Institution will operate the mill, under the management of Mr. George M. Folk. Personal Mention.— —Hon. Isidor Rayner, Attorney-General of [ Maryland, was among the visitors to Towson • on Tuesday. i —Mrs. William S. Keech, Sr., of Towson, has gone to Washington, D. C., to spend a a fortnight with friends. —Col. and Mrs. D. G. Mclntosh, of Towson, i have taken a house on North Calvert street, Baltimore, for the coming winter, i —Col. Herman Stump, of Belair, was in Towson on Tuesday, having driven here from his home, in company with two ladies. ; —Miss Nannie Cooper, of New Castle, Del., , has been the guest this week of the Misses i Merryman, of “Hayfields,” near Cockeysville. —Mr. George Brown and family, of "Brook - landwood," will remove next week to their winter home, Marshy Point farm, on Salt Petre creek. Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Slagle have : closed their cottage at Sudbrook Park and are now occupying their city residence on Linden avenue, for the winter. —Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Reiman will spend the winter at "Dumbarton,” the beauti ful country place of the Reimans on the York road south of Towson. —Mr. C. Harris Codings, ex chief clerk in the office of the County Commissioners, who had been sick some days at his home in Lu therville, is inuiroving. —Mr. Otto Duker and family, who spent the summer at their country place, “Evan dale,” near Roland Park, have removed back to the citv for the winter. —Mr. Jefferson D. Norris has removed his law office to room 12, No. 222 St. Paul street, Bal timore. He will be at Reisterstowu and Glyn don on Saturdays, as usual. —Mr. and Mrs. William C. Sparks, of the sth district, have been spending some time with their son, Rev. G. A. Sparks, of Port Matilda, Centre county, Pa. —Miss Helen Sophia Shaw, daughter of Mr. Wm. Cbeckley Shaw, of Macon, Ga., is visit ing her aunt, Mrs. C. Morton Stewart, of "Cliffeholme,” Green Spring Valley. —Mrs. Shoemaker, mother of Mr. Samuel M. Shoemaker, of “Burnside,” Green Spring Valley, who spent the past summer in foreign travel, returned to her home this week. —Mr. and Mrs. W. Hall Harris and family, who spent the summer at their country place near the Harford road, removed to their Park avenue residence, Baltimore, this week. —Mr. Summerfield Baldwin and family, who spent the past summer at their country place at Warren, Baltimore county, have re moved to their city residence for the winter. —Mr. Bernard Wiesenfeld, of the Baltimore bar, was in Towson on Friday, on professional business. Although a life-long Democrat he is a supporter of McKinley in this campaign. —Mrs. Cross, wife of Mr. Philip S. Cross, a well known farmer of the 6th district, who has been sick for several months, is somewhat improved. She is attended by Dr. J. S. Bald win. —Mr. Alfred Crossmore, of Bradshaw, 11th district, who has been sick several months, is again able to be out and attend to his duties. His son Wade, who has also been sick, is much better. —Dr. William J. Todd, of Mt. Washington, has been elected president of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland. He is a member of the Baltimore County Medical As sociation. —Mr. D. Sterett Gittings and his sisters, the Misses Gittings, who spent the past summer at “Roslvn,” the old Gittings homestead in the 11th district, have taken a house in Baltimore for the winter. —Rev. W. E. Robertson, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Towson, attended the sixty fifth annual convention of the Maryland Bap tist Union Association, which was held in Baltimore this week. —Hon. J. Fred C. Talbott, Democratic nom inee for Congress, was unable to fill several of his engagements this week owing to the fact that he was suffering from a severe attack of neuralgia of the face. —Mrs. Owens, widow of John E. Owens, the comedian, who formerly owned, “Aig burth,” adjoining Towson, paid a visit this week to Mrs. E. Stansbury, who resides here. The present home of Mrs. Owens is in Balti more. —Dr. A. H. Price, who now resides on the Hillen road, near Towson, was a caller at The Union office this week. His many friends in the county will be glad to know' that his health lias improved since his recent attack. —Mr. A. A. Blakeney, Republican nominee for Congress in this district, has been canvass ing in Carroll county this week. On Monday night he spoke at amass-mseting in Westmin ster and lias also addressed meetings elsewhere in that county. —Mr. Elmer J. Cook, of the Towson bar, was one of the ushers at the wedding of Mr. G. Gover Streett and Miss Eleanor Ogier, which took place at St. Michael and All An gels’ Church, Baltimore, at 6 o’clock last Saturday evening. —Rev. Don Luigui Sartori, pastor of St. Joseph’s Church, Midland, Allegany county, Md., was a guest this week of Mr. James J. Lindsay, of the Towson bar. He was for merly pastor of St. Stephen’s Church, Brad shaw, Baltimore county. —Mrs. Richard H. Pleasants, who lately sold her country place on the Hillen road, near Towson, went to Baltimore on Tuesday to reside permanently. The removal of Mrs. Pleasants takes from the neighborhood one of its oldest summer residents. —Mr. M. F. VV. Weidemeyer, of Hebbville, 2d district, was in Towson on Wednesday. He is engaged in the insurance business, represent ing some of the best companies in the country. He also makes a business of clerking sales, in which he is said to be an expert. —Mr. John Ridgely and family, of Hamp ton, near Towson, have removed to their city residence for the winter. His mother, Mrs. Charles Ridgely, and her daughters, who oc cupied a cottage at Oakland, Md., during the summer, have also returned to Baltimore. —At the eighty-first annual convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Maryland, held this week at Middletown, Frederick coun ty, Capt. E. Herman, of Lutherville, and Mr. P. G. Zouck, of Reisterstown, were elected lay delegates to the General Synod which will meet next year. . —Mr. Wm. H. Chilcoat, who is engaged in storekeeping at Joppa, Harford county, was married on the 18th inst., to Miss Martha Litchfield, daughter of Mr. George W. Litch field, of Edge wood. The groom is a son of Mr. Aquila Chilcoat, a well known farmer of the Bth district of this county. —Mr. and Mrs. James T. Norris, of Govans town, have issued cards for the marriage of their daughter, Miss Grace Edna Norris, and Mr. James Galbretb Rodgers, Jr., son of Mr. James Rodgers, of South Towson. The cere mony will take place in the Presbyterian Church, Govanstown, Wednesday, November 7th, at 7.30 p. m. —Mr. Lysander McCullough, of the 6th dis trict of this county, voted for Andrew Jackson for President in 1832 and if he lives until Tuesday, November 6th, he will go to tbe polls at Middletown and cast his ballot for William Jennings Bryan. He is the oldest man in that section of the county and has been votiDg ’ sixtv-eight years. —Rev. Dr. A. B. Kendig, one of the brilliant ! preachers of our Methodism, has been com pelled to resign his charge in Boston on ac count of nervous prostration. It is hoped that rest will restore him to health.— Baltimore Methodist. Dr. Kendig spent part of his bov ’ hood days in Baltimore county. He is a nephew of the late Francis Kendig, of Wor thington Valley. i Victim Don’t Live in Towson.-’Twas a ■ very old game, but it worked on Thomas J. Batty, of Towson, says the Baltimore Sun, - Batty met a negro on Gay street, near the I Belair Market, Thursday afternoon. The ne ; gro engaged him in conversation, and a few . minutes later they were joined by a second negro. The newcomer produced some cards , and offered to bet the first negro that he could not name a certain card. Nogro No. 1 agreed ; r the money was put up, Batty acting as stake -3 holder, the cards shuffled, and negro No. 1 . won. Then Batty was asked to try his luck and consented. Batty concluded to do the s thing in a true sportsmanlike manner, so L he not only bet all his money, but also his watch and another watch which he had just , purchased. Negro No. 2 acted as stakeholder this time, - and, of course, Batty lost. Then negro No. 2 f displayed a badge and said he was a detective and would have to arrest his colored brother. He said he did not have time to take the e prisoner to the police station himself, but - asked Batty to go there and tell them to send . an officer. Batty, willing to be obliging, es pecially as he saw a chance of getting back his i- valuables, started for the police(station, leaving a bundle containing some new clothes with the •. negro “detective” for safe keeping. That’s all, except that the police would like very much to lay hands on the “detective” and his pris • oner, and Batty is wondering how he will ex fc plain the loss of goods and chattels to the 0 value of $lB. t Republican Club Meetings.—The Long Green and Glen-Arm Republican Club will y hold a meeting in the hail at Glen-Arm, Sat i- urday night, October 27th, at 8 o’clock, to y which a general invitation is extended. The McKinley, Roosevelt and Blakeney Club s- of the 6th district met at Gore’s Hall, Eklo, e on Saturday night last, with the president, if Capt. Henry Wilhelm, in the chair. Mr. P. e F. Wilhelm, ex-member of the House of Del -0 egates, made a spirited address, and the mem y bership of the club was increased from 80 to d 115. Another meeting will be held Saturday i night, October 27th, to which all are cordially y invited. Everybody will be welcome, d A largely attended meeting of Republicans from Baltimore and Carroll counties was held is at Alesia, sth district, on Thursday night, i- which was addressed by Mr. A. A. Blakeney, y candidate for Congress; Mr. F. M. Goodwin, :s of Baltimore ; Mr. J. D. Brooks, of Westmin a ster, and others. A Family’s Misfortunes.—Several weeks ago Miss Rachel G. Battee, of York county, c- while visiting her brother, Mr. William 8. te Cowley, at his farm on the old Harford road, h had the misfortune to trip and fall down a d flight of steps, badly breaking a leg near tbe s, ankle. „„ i- OnThursdav last Mr. Cowley sson, William d Jessop, aged 11 years, fell from a horse and is broke both bones of his left arm, near the ■d elbow. -a Dr. George F. Corse, of Gardenville, ren te dered the necessary surgical attention in both cases. Having Fun With the B. & L. —The Balti more News of Thursday said: “The express train in from Belair was half an hour late this morning, owing to a peculiar mishap on the Baltimore and Lehigh Railroad. The train was on a siding waiting for a freight train to go by. The freight had gone out from Balti more carrying broad-gauge trucks, on which narrow-gauge cars were to be put, up the road and hauled to Baltimore. When near Glen- Arm some of these trucks rolled off the cars, struck the rails and began to roll back toward Baltimore at a good rate. The freight backed up and gave chase. "It was down hill and the trucks were speedy. The trainmen did not dare to make very fast time with the road in the condition it was, and the trucks, having no such handicap, rapidly distanced tbe freight on their way back to town. After a chase of five miles the train caught up with the trucks as they were making an effort to propel themselves over the opposite hill of the Gun powder river by means of gravity. The express train followed the freight back toward Baltimore, and when there was a convenient opportunity the freight was side-tracked and the express came to town. "The race created great excitement on the train. Bets were freely offered that the trucks would beat the train*to Baltimore. One com muter jumped from the train and had bis trousers nearly torn oflin a wire fence in bis eagerness to see how far ahead the trucks were.” A Farmer Shoots Himself.—A letter from Belair, dated October 25th, says: “George D. Martin, a farmer residing near Laurel Brook Station, on the Baltimore and Lehigh Rail road, committed suicide yesterday by shooting himself through the head with a revolver. Tbe only cause known for his act is that he had been in bad health for several days and suffered with melancholia and took his life in a fit of temporary insanity. Mr. Martin left home with his little son to kill squirrels and after roaming about in the woods for a short time sent tbe boy back home and went on alone. As the day wore on and he did not make his appearance his wife became alarmed and succeeded in getting three neighbors to in stitute a search for him. After looking about for some time they came upon his dead body lying on the ground, about half a mile from his home, and in the woods belonging to Mr. Favour.” Mr. Martin moved to that neigh borhood about two years ago from lowa, on account of the health of his wife and children, it is said. Fall Racing at Pimlico.—Purses aggrega ting over $5,500 will be given by the Maryland Steeplechase Association, to be contested for at their autumn meeting, at Pimlico, October 30, November 1 and 3. In addition, a piece of plate, valued at SIOO, will be added to the purse of $250 in the Hunt Steeplechase. For tbe Carrollton Hotel is offered a handsome cup, worth $l5O, as a trophy, called the Carrollton Cup. This race is a two-mile-and-a-half stee plechase, and as the association gives SSOO be sides tbe cup it is well worth winning. The most important event from a money stand point is the Pimlico Handicap Steeplechase, for a purse of SI,OOO. Other important events are Maryland Steeplechase, $700; Patapsco Steeplechase, $500; Baltimore Steeplechase, S7OO, and Autumn Hurdle Handicap, S4OO, all of which have been filled, promising three days of good sport next week. Dwelling' Burned. —The frame dwelling of Mr. Winfield S. Dampman, situated on the west side of the York road, a short distance above Govanstown. was destroyed by fire be tween 4 and 5 o'clock on Tuesday morning. Tbe inmates were awakened by the smoke and got out safely, although much" of the contents was burned. The loss is about SBOO. How tbe fire originated is a mystery, but it is be lieved to have been of incendiary origin. A frame stable on the same property was burned a week before and it was thought that it was also set on fire. This house was one of the old landmarks along the York road between Towson and Baltimore. For many years it was the home of the late John Balls, "father of the Messrs. Balls, well known citizens of Govanstown. Mr. Dampman, who owns the property, mar ried a granddaughter of the late Mr. Balls. Feels Confident He Will Win.—The Bal timore News of Thursday says: “Mr. A. A. Blakeney, tbe Republican candidate in the Second district for Congress, stated today that be was confident of success. His visits in all of the counties have assured him beyond dis pute that tbe Second district would surely go Republican by a good majority. Mr. Blake ney is the picture of health, and is standing the hard work which he has taken upon him self admirably well. He is in good voice and suffers little with his throat.” Wants a Trustee Appointed.—Mr. James Kelley, attorney for George O. Manning, exec utor of the estate of Kate Thompson, has filed a petition against William Thompson and others forthe appointment of a trustee to carry out the provisions of the trust estate created by the will. The petition alleges that the trustees appointed by the will have declined and refused to accept the trust and that the appointment of a trustee is necessary to carry out tbe provisions of the will. Several Vaccine Physicians.—On Wed nesday the Countv Commissioners appointed the following vaccine physicians: Dr. Charles L. Mattfeldt for the Ist district; Dr. Johp W. Schofield, 12th district; Dr. Frank H. Ruhl, 13th district. The Commissioners informed the School Board that the physicians named will only be paid for vaccinating pupils in schools in the districts for which they have been appointed. _ —>The Board of Election Supervisors, at their meeting in Towson this week, appointed Charles E. Bowen and John L. Carroll, Demo crats, and Charles H. Whitaker and j. Alex. Green. Republicans, to watch the ballots after their delivery by the printers to tbe office of the Supervisors in the Court House. The Board also made several changes in the list of judges and clerks of election. —*Mr. William Gibson, father of Mrs. A. C. McCurdy, of Towson, whose critical illness was announced in these columns laßt week, died at his home in York, Pa., on Tuesday, aged 80 years. For many years Mr. Gibson owned and conducted a fine "farm near Norris ville, Harford county. He leaves several daughters, one of them being the wife of Mr. William Wesley, of Sunnybrook, 10th district. Richard Croker, Jr., son of the great Democratic boss of New York, has gone to college with forty suits of clothes and several bull pups. People of the Croker class come high, but New York city has to foot the bill. Democratic abuse of Governor Roosevelt indicates quite clearly that his campaign speeches are vote-makers. The largest num ber of clubs is always to be found under the trees bearing the best fruit. It was Grover Cleveland who said “it ought not to be difficult to convince the wage-earner that if there were benefits arising from a de generated currency they would reach him least and last of all.” Hon. Charles S. Fairchild, Democratic Secretary of the Treasury under Cleveland, was one of the speakers this week at the great Republican meeting in Madison Square Gar den, New York. It is alleged that Mr. Bryan has an assistant who mixes with his audiences and asks ques tions for which he has prepared answers. This smacks strongly of the vaudeville mode of entertainment. The Democratic stone and egg throwers have manifested their dislike for Governor Roosevelt, but the American vote-casters will offset all that sort of thing on election day. Mr. Bryan says that the President of the United States is only a hired man. Possibly that is the reason President McKinley is such a stickler for the full dinner pail. Adlai Stevenson says he can "see the gold Democrats coming back.” His eyesight must be much better than it was in 1896 when he said he couldn’t see them going out. Maryland gave Bryan a cordial reception, but will cast her vote for McKinley, thus in dicating both her hospitality and her judg ment. Republicans must not forget, in their en thusiasm for the National ticket, to look out for the candidates for Congress. Remember, that in 1892 you voted for a change, and had no change in your pockets afterwards. President McKinley says “a patriot makes a better citizen than a pessimist.” You voted for prosperity and got it. Will you now vote against it? A Tour of the World. The Philadelphia Times announces that, be ginning with their Sunday issue of October 28, they will publish weekly a series of articles de scriptive of a Tour of the World, by Dr. Edward Brooks, Superintendent of Public 1 nstruction in Philadelphia, which will be illustrated by color ed photographs in the form of supplements to their Sunday edition. These will be 10x15 inches in size, printed on heavy plate paper and will illustrate the most famous and beautiful scenes in a journey around the world. Each one will be a gem in Itself. Such an offer has never be fore been made by any newspaper to Its readers. Can you afford to miss it ? An early order to your newsdealer for the Sunday Times will be your passport for the trip. Much Higher Than a Kite. New York Press. From Democratic headquarters they daily fly a lot of kites. As tar as one can see the air is filled with them. But away above them all is a streamer bearing the name of Bryan in big let ters, which goes to show how much higher than a kite the Nebraskan will be after election. BAD IN 1896—WORSE IN 1900. Imperialism a Scarecrow—Dr. Bryan . Bad Physician, etc. Mr. D. Sterett Gittings, son of tbe Richard J. Gittings, who was once State's \(H torney of Baltimore county, in an a few clays ago, said: “I opposed Mr. Bryan in 1808, and 1 am posed to him in 1900. “If Mr. Bryan and the Chicago platform bad in 1890, Mr. Bryan and the hyphenated cago-Kansas City platform are doubly bad 1900. “If the free coinage of silver at the ratio 16 to 1 was wrong in 1890, it is just as wrong 1900. miK "If Mr. Bryan was repudiated in 1890, the depression in all kinds of business any change apparently a change for the so much the more ought he to be turned in 1900, when the country is enjoying an era unexampled prosperity. "When a man is sick it is natural for him fly for relief to quack doctors and patent cines; but when he is well, the fewer drugs takes the better. “Dr. Bryan felt the popular pulse in 1896, gravely told the patient it was only a quest of time, unless his directions were followed the doses he alone prescribed and were taken. : “Prominent among his remedies was a solution of silver in the proportion of 16 to although all physicians the world over used parts to 1, which was universally regarded the standard. “This medicine be declared to be ‘a for all tbe ills that flesh is heir to’—it cause the price of wheat to rise, poverty to appear from the face of the country, and about the millennium. “ Unfortunately for Dr. Bryan, but to everlasting credit of the patient, his tion was rejected and a regular practioner— Dr. William McKinley—called in, whose cnce immediately restored the waning of the sick man, inspired him with fresh dence and gave him a new lease of life. "One might naturally suppose that the treat-■ ment accorded him would have deterred Dr.H Bryan from making another attempt. But no 1 ■ Here he is again, with the same old compound, H in a dust-covered bottle, although ho calls it by ■ a more high-sounding name—Anti-Imperialism ! ■ “Now, the question of Imperialism, in myl judgment, is merely a scarecrow erected by Mr. H Bryan and his fellow Populists to conceal the ■ real issue, which is ‘the free and unlimited coin age of silver by the United States alone at tbe ■ fixed ratio of 10 to 1, without or consent ■ of any other nation’—a feat comparetjjp which that of Atlas was merely child’s play. “Can any sane man believe tbe silver-mine ■ owners regard Imperialism as the paramount ■ issue, or that they will permit Mr. Bryan to for- ■ get his promises that ‘the gold standard will not ■ be maintained in this country longer than I am ■ able to get rid of It?’ "Mr. Bryan here said what he meant, and ■ meant what ho said ; and as I, for one, believe ■ ‘the gold standard to be a good thing,’ I intend ■ to ‘push it along’ as far as I am able, and to heed ■ Mr. Bryan’s warning by casting my vote for ■ Mr. McKinley.” “The Sun” and the Race Question. The Baltimore News, in an editorial headed ■ "Jekyli-and-Hyde Journalism,” says: * * * ■ “The Sun is evidently trying once more, as ■ has tried before, to inject the race question into ■ the campaign. It is seeking to make a sensa- H tional point out of Governor Roosevelt’s advo- ■ cacy and signature of a bill for securing the ■ right of colored children to attend the public ■ schools of New York. That right exists in ■ many, probably most, of the States of the North I and West. The Sun knows that it has not only ■ no bearing, even the most indirect, on our home ■ affairs. Maryland will, in the future, as in the ■ past, regulato that matter for herself; and New ■ York, and Massaehusetts, and Ohio, will keep ■ on doing the like for themselves. The only ■ possible object of dragging it into the cam- ■ paign is to stir up ill will, add through this "so- ■ lidify” the Democratic vote. The means which ■ the Sun thus seeks to apply is precisely the ■ means by which the old Democratic ring, with ■ the aid of the Sun, maintained its corrupt hold ■ on the government of the city. For a year or ■ two the Sun lapsed into virtue and, when it ■ wanted to beat Gorman, pooh-poohed the “negro ■ bugaboo” as lustily as heart could desire; now ■ it is hankering after that same bugaboo as a I means of driving thoughtless voters into the I Bryan ranks. But it will find that the charm I won’t work. That game has been played out. I: It is true that occasions may arise—unfortu- I nately—when, in local elections, the appeal to I race feeling may be successfully made; but tbe I attempt to utilize it in a national election upon I which it has absolutely no bearing, will be a flat I failure. And the Sun may rest assured that its I intelligent readers have long ago formed the I habit of judging of the lofty pretensions it sets I up in the character of Dr. Jekyll by tbe mean I and dishonest practices to which it continually I resorts in that far more conspicuous activity I which is presided over by Mr. Hyde.” Predictions That Were "Way Off.” I Just before tbe Presidential election four I years ago the Democratic National Committee, J, with Senator Jones then, as now, at its head, I gave out a statement as to the result of the I election, based, as it said, on “carefully col- I lected information of the most reliable ctiarac- I ter,” in which everything insight was “claimed’’ I for Bryan. The actual results are here printed I with the Democratic estimates for comparison : I “Illinois will give Bryan at least 30.000 plurali- I ty.” (McKinley’s plurality in Illinois was over I 140,000.)’ , ■ "Bryan will carry Michigan by not less than I 36,000.” (McKinley’s plurality in Michigan was I over 66,000.) n “Minneßotawillgiveßryan2s,ooo.” (Minnesota I gave McKinley over 55,000.) "In New York Bryan will have 50,000.” (Mo- I:, Kiuley carried New York by over 260,000.) "There will be a sweeping Democratic victory I in Indiana.” (McKinley carried Indiana by over 1' mgmJM “Bryan will carry lowa by a largo (McKinley carried lowa by 65,000.) “Bryan’s plurality in California will be over I 25,000.” (McKinley carried California by 1,922 ■ P '“No*rth Dakota will bo for Bryan by 3,000.” I (McKinley carried North Dakota by over 5,000.) “Bryan will be 40,000 votes ahead in Ken tucky.” (McKinley carried Kentucky by a small plurality.) ..... “Democrats are hopeful in Connecticut, though Republicans are full of bluff and bluster. A decided surprise awaits the Republicans in this State.” (McKinley was 54,000 votes ahead in Connecticut.) „ , Democratic advance estimates of election re sults are just as accurate and valuable now as they were four years ago. How the Archbishop Will Vote. An Associated Press dispatch from Now York, dated October 20th, says that "Archbishop Ire land, of the Roman Catholic Church, today gave out the following personal statement as to his attitude in the present campaign: “How do I intend to vote ? It cannot at first sight but seem more or Icbs impertinent for any citizen to tell the public how he intends to vote. In voting each citizen obeys ttao dictates of his own sense of civic' duty ; he should simply do this and leave to others to do likewise. “However, since a certain number of news papers have undertaken to say how I intend to vote, and in so doing have misinterpreted my intention and have not been unwilling to make political capital out of my supposed vote, I will give to the question (how I intend to vote) a categorical and unmistakable reply—l intend to vote for William McKinley and Theodore “In giving my vote for tbe candidates of the Republican party I um satisfied in my own con science that I serve the best Interests of tbe country at home and abroad; that I contribute to the maintenance of the country’s material prosperity and of peace and good will between tbe several classes of its population. "That I aid the country in bringing about the safest and most honorable solutions of the complex problems which confront it as the re sult of the late war, and in retaining for itself the exalted position which it holds at present commercially and diplomatically before the world. .. . . “I trust no further doubts will t)0 expressed as to how I intend to vote.” The Outlook In Maryland. In an interview a few days ago Hon. Phillips Lee Goldsborough, chairman of the Republican State Central Committee of Maryland, said: “My Judgment is that Maryland will give its electoral vote to McKinley and Roosevelt. I base this statement upon the following facts: "First—The State is a sound money State, and its citizens view with alarm any effort or move ment to break down the financial policy as ad vocated and maintained by the Republican party. “Second—The peoulo of the State have been J most prosperous—the business roan, the me chanic and the farmer alike—and they are un willing to see the existing conditions changed. “Third—The Republican party is thoroughly united and well organized in every section of < — The Democratic Sound Money League of Maryland as organized is a strong factor in the politics of this State, and it is do- ing most effective and successful work in be half of the Republican ticket, l "Fifth—ln Baltimore city the large registra tion means, as we know, that the Republicans have a decided ad vantage. This is always the , case when the registration is heavy, and we know that tho Republican vote is registered al most to a man. while we know with equal posi tiveness, that the Democrats are not in such , good sliape.” Some Facts About Trusts. • Boston Herald, lnd. Bern. The Bryan party has talked so much about the enormous growth of trusts during tho Mc- Kinley Administration that some persons may t be in danger of believing that, up to tho date of McKinley’s inauguration, there were few such combinations in existence, and these i but feeble examples. The truth is that most . of the great and successful organizations of 9 this kind antedate the present Republican Ad ministration. Tho Standard Oil Company dates from 1882, the dressed beef combination from s 1885, the American Tobacco Company from flaw, the American Sugar Refining Company and the National Tube Company from 1881, the National ■ Wallpaper Company and the Consolidated Steel * and Wire Company from 1892, the United States Leather Company from 1893. and so on. The Chicago Inter-Ocean gives a list that is not com plete, but numbers 99 trusts, having now an ag gregate capitalization of $2,374,232,780, accord ing to latest obtainable figures, that were or ganized before 1898. The capital of these is - two-thirds of tho total net capitalization of all i industrial combinations since 1860. according to the year book of the New York Journal of Coin -1 merce. Democrats are making more political “ capital out of this subject than the facts or 3 their party’s record In the past warrant. 9 * Surviving Presidential Candidates. 1 Hew York Sun. In the four successive Presidential elections r of 1888, 1892,1896 and 1900 there were only two r candidates of each party and tho defeated nominees of 1888 and 1892, Cleveland and Harri son. respectively, are the two surviving I resl dents. A surviving Presidential candidate, who has a somewhat complex record as sued, is v James B. Weaver of lowa. Twenty years ago ' he ran for President of the United Stateson 8 the National Greenback ticket and polled 300,- 4 000 votes, and twelve years afterward he ran as the Populist candidate for the Presidency, poll □ ing more than a million votes. Since loft* the Populist party has been nominating Bryan.