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TOWSON. M.l. Saturday, - February 14, 1903. LONGNECKER BROS.. Editors and Proprietors. $ i no per annum —in advance. I'ostagepre paid. No subscription taken for tees than six months. MARYLAND TELEPHONE—TOWBON, Q, 121. 'local items SALES ADVKKTISEI) I2S “THE UNION.” Tuesday, February 17, by John C. and William F. Lins, executors of George Lins, at Blen heim, 10th district, horses, cows, farm im plements. etc.; also a farm of 50 acres. Wednesday. February IS, by rt L. Streett, at the ty Mile House, Harford road, horses, cattle, wagons, buggies, harness, household furni- WednesdayVFebruary 18, by Wra.C. Childs, on the Oregon pike, horses, cows, wagons, farm implements, etc. _ _ , Monday. February 23, by Clarence Baldwin, on Dr. Baldwin’s farm.at Baldwin, Long Green Valley, work and driving horses, cattle, farm implements,etc. „ . „ . , , Monday, February 23. by E. A. Quick, on the Be - air road, near Franklin avenue, stock, poul try, wagons, farm Implements, etc. Monday,February 23, by Mrs.VictorineL.Bowen, wife of Lewis A. Bowen, deceased, large lot of personal property.of various kinds ; also, a truck and fruit farm of 23 acres. Tuesday, February 24. by Evan H. fcnsor.on the Thomas C. Bosley farm. Western Kun turn pike, horses, cows, farm implements and machinery, etc. . _ _ Wednesday, February 25, by Peltzer Bros., on the Winsor Farm, Dulany’s Valley, horses, mules, cattle, farm implements and machin erv wheat, hay. fodder, etc. Thursday, February 20, by James Aelley, exec utor, on the premises, a farm of acres near Kingsville, lltti district. Thursday. February 28, by James \ . Lacey, on Mrs. Agnes Emory’s farm, on the Jarretts villo pike, mules, horses, cows, hogs, imple ments, corn, hay, etc. . Thursday, February 28, by Frank Trainor.on the farm of the late Peter Kelley, near Kings ville, horses, cows, hogs, farm implements, household effects, etc. Thursday, February 20. by Richard Howard, on the Western Kun pike northwest of bockeys ville, horses, mules, cattle, hogs, farm impie ments, etc. _ _ _ Saturday, February 28, by C. T. Reifsnider, as signee, at Townsend Hall. Glyndon, a house and 2 acres of land half a mile east of Glyn- Thursday, March 5, by Henry Brown, Sr., on the •Tarrettsville pike, near Sunnybrook, horses, cows, hogs, farm utensils, dairy fixtures, etc. Thursday, March 5, by Thomas R. Jeniier. at Loch Raven, registered Jersey cattle, work and driving horses, hogs, farm utensils, etc. Monday. March 9, by Joseph Schnidcr, executor, on the premises, the farm of Lawrence Schni der, deceased, near Dance's Mill, 10th district. Wednesday, March 11, by Wm. M. Isaac, mort gagee, on the premises, a business property in Towson. * Don’t forget the Farmers’ Institute at Towson next Thursday. ..... , Looks like the groundhog had his hand in some of this week’s weather —► Lent begins this year February 25th, or nearly two weeks later than last year. *This is St. Valentine’s day and business is more brisk than usual in the postoffices. ► Things were brisk in Towson early this week. A few good days help matters wonder fully. —* Many cases of genuine old-time grip are reported and the malady is causing a great deal of discomfort and suffering. —* Many new subscribers have been added to The Union’s mail lists since the first of the present, year, and they continue to come. —* Mr. Samuel S. Cooper, assessor for the 7th district, this week made a return to the County Commissioners aggregating SII,OOO. the public sales are going to be you must con sult the advertising columns of The Union. —► Towson continues to grow’ in popularity as a Gretna Green. This makes business brisk for the ministers and is a good thing altogether. —* Joseph Chetelat, a carpenter employed on a building at Gardenville, fell a considera ble distance on Tuesday and dislocated his shoulder. —► The Gardener’s Club is arranging for a carnation show to be held in Royal Arcanum Hall, Baltimore, March 23d. It will be free to the public. —► Milton Albright has been appointed a special officer to do duty at the county fair grounds, his salary to be paid by the Agricul tural Society. —► Politics continue to warm up among the Democratic candidates and matters in that line promise to be red hot long before the t primary. . BEL ; V ■'£ Jr. j i:- uttsb-ked vicinity of Reisterstown and already a number of thorn have died. It is said to differ from cholera. *The ladies of Totvson M. E. Church will hold an oyster supper in the Cooper Build ing, York road and Pennsylvania avenue, Feb ruary 21th, 25th and 26tb. —► Next Saturday will be the first anniver sary of the wonderful sleet storm of February 21st, 1902, the like of which was rarely if ever seen in this country before. —►Miss Jennie Luttgerding, of Holbrook, 2d district, fell on the ice a few days ago and broke the large bone of her left arm near the wrist. Dr. J. E. Bolto attended her. *The County Commissioners this week decided to raise the assessment on the shares of Standard Oil Stock held in Baltimore county to $740 per share. The par value is SIOO. *On Sunday morning last Cardinal Gib bons visited Sacred Heart Church, Highland town, and confirmed a class of ten adults and two hundred and forty six boys and girls. —► lonic Masonic Lodge, of Reisterstown, after its regular communication on Tuesday night, gave a banquet at Hiteshlie’s Hotel, in that place,and entertained a number of visitors. —►John H. Bear, a well known farmerof York county, was arrested in Lancaster a few days-ago upon the charge of passing a forged check for $125 on the Stewartstown National Bank. —The casa of Edward O. Watts, awaiting trial here for the murder of his wife at Phoenix, N. C. R. R.,some time ago, will be removed to some other court. Mr. Howard Bryant is his counsel. —Mr. Harry Malcolm’s woik on the streets and sidewalks of Towson is already be ginning to tell. He should receive every en couragement from the citizens, and no doubt he will. —►The second month of winter is nearing its end and the people are glad that it is. The numerous discomforts of the present season will afford something to talk about for many years to come. —► A young woman in Baltimore got a ver dict for $375 damages against a storekeeper whose dog had bitten her in the hand. While in the store she attempted to pet the dog when he snapped her. Mr. Joseph Phipps, manager of the Hampton poultry yards, near Towson, this week shipped 15 extra fine Barred Rocks to Mr. Montgomery Blair, of Silver Spring, Montgomery county, Md. —►Beginning Sunday, February 22d, Len ten services will be held every Sunday at 10 30 a m. and 3 p. m. in St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Belair road, conducted by the pastor, Rev. John Heinzelraan. —►Among the claims reported favorably in the bill in U. S. Senate to reimburse persons for losses sustained in the Civil War are two from Baltimore county—Charles H. Black, $260 82. ami James Franklin, $55.89. —A young man named George A. Kelso, while working in a blacksmith shop in Tow son, a few days ngo, was struck in the eye with a steal spall, and he was obliged to go to a hos pital in Baltimore to have it removed. —►Another couple from a distance were married in Towson last Saturday night by Rev. W. H. H. Powers, rector of Trinity P. E. Church. The groom was from Greensboro. N. C., and the bride from Bethlehem, Pa. —► Many people in Baltimore county have not yet secured an ice supply and they are now getting a little shaky about it. But they can possess their souls in patience. We still have more than a month of winter before us. —Mr. William Gill, who drives the team for Bryan’s Rockland Roller Mills, on the Falls road, was kicked by one of his mules on Monday last and hod his right arm broken in two places between the elbow and wrist. —►The public spirited people of Cockeys ville, Lutherville and other places are now moving for an electric railway. They want a line to extend from Towson to Cockeysviile, and this is sure to be done sooner or later. —►Preparations for the formal reception of the Spanish gun are in progress and the affair will take place some time in May. It is pro- Eosed by the members of the committee to ave a big demonstration on that occasion. —Mr. Henry C. Matthews, whose country residence is situated at Cockeysviile, is having material delivered for an elaborate stone gate way at the entrance to his house. Mr. John Tyrie, the marble worker, has the contract. —►Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Winchester have sold their country place, situated on the north side of Green Spring Valley, at the corner of the Ridge road, to Mrs. Emma W. Fulton for $12,500. There are about 16 acres in the place. _l*One of the saw-mills at Beaver Dam quarries, near Cockeysviile, shut down this week on account of the scarcity of bituminous coal. Mr. George Jessop's plaining mill, in the same neighborhood, stopped for the same reason. The Baltimore Annual Conference of the M. E. Church will meet at First Church, Baltimore, Wednesday, April Ist. The An nual Conference of the M. E. Church South will meet at Fredericksburg, Va., Wednesday, March 25th. . —►The February meeting of the Senior Gunpowder Agricultural Club was held last • Saturday at tbe home of Dr. J. E. Orrison. Hamilton Terrace, Baltimore The report of the proceedings will be published in full in The Union next week. —►The special "corn institute” will beheld in the Court Honse, Towson, on Thursday next, 19th instant, commencing at 10 a. M. Everybody, especially the ladies, is invited. The affair will present some novel features and will prove interesting and instructive. —Mr. Walter P. Reckord writes to The Union to say that “macadamized roads, if properly constructed, will stand any weather we have experienced in Baltimore county for the past ten years.” The trouble is that some of these are not “properly constructed.” Members of tbe Webster Literary Socie ty of Towson High School gave the two-act comedy entitled a "A Box of Monkeys,” in Grange Hall, on Friday night of last week. The affair was a marked success and was much enjoyed hy an audience that filled the hall. —► A young Austrian named Buzzanello, who was stealing a ride, fell from a freight train near Parkton, on Monday morning last, and had his right hand cut off and bis arm terribly manglwl. He was taken to a hospital in Baltimore where the arm was amputated. —► The Moffett-Kurdle dog case, which was on trial in the Circuit Court here several days this week, ended on Wednesday in a hung jury. They stood eight for the plaintiff ana four for the defendant. Messrs. John T. and John 8. Ensor were counsel for the plaintiff. —►The Harford County Bchool Board be lieves in having ladies as members of the boards of trustees of the public schools and thus far they have appointed seven. This is an example that the Baltimore County Board might follow to the advantage of some of the schools. —►Upon the invitation of the pastor. Rev. M. O’Keefe, the congregation of Bt. Francis’ Catholic Church. Towson, had an opportunity last Sundav morning to inspect the beautiful new church now nearing completion. When finished it will be one of the finest churches in Maryland. —►Rachel Richmond, aged 8 years, daugh ter of Mr. James Richmond, of Denmore Park, was drowned on Wednesday afternoon by accidentally falling into tbe swimming pool at Electric Park while she was on her way home from school, accompanied by a sister and brother. —► A highly bred setter bitch belonging to Mr. William R. Hoff, of Towson, was poison ed early this week. She had a litter of nine young puppies and this fact makes the poison ing all the more cruel. Mr. Hoff valued the animal at SIOO and her puppies have sold read ily for sls to $25. —Mr. It. H. Bussey, of the Towson bar, had four fox terriers killed at his home at Cockeysviile. a few days ago, to prevent the spread of rabies. He thought they might have been bitten by a supposed mad dog that was in the neighborhood and he did not want to run and chances. —Capt. Joseph W. Shirley, who is an ex perienced civil engineer, has made an exami nation of the old shot-tower in Baltimore and says it will be standing when plenty of ths brick buildings now going up will have fallen. Rather a serious reflection upon the builders of the present day. entertainment announced to take place last Wednesday night at the First Ger man Reformed Church, Jacksonville, was postponed on account of the weather until Tuesday night next, February 17th. Should the weather again prove unfavorable it will be held the next fair night. —► Mr. Charles J/Law, of 924 French street, Wilmington. Del., is advertising in a Balti more paper for some information concerning Harry and William Law, sons of Catharine and Ingram Law, formerly of Philadelphia. There is a Harry Law living at Baynesville, two miles east of Towson. —►Another mysterious barn fire, witty heavy loss, occurred in the 3d district within the past few days. Does tbe State Fire Mar shal intend to take any notice of this, or sim ply ignore it, as he apparently has all the others? And this reminds us: What is the State Fire Marshal for anyway ? —►Mr. Elmer J. Cook, of the Towson bar, with Messrs. W. Frank Tucker and William A. Casler, have been appointed receivers of the Equitable Building. Loan and Investment Association of Baltimore, and have bonded in the sura of $150,000. Messrs. Crain <fc Hershey are attorneys for the association. —On Sunday last two freight trains on the P. W. <fc B. Railroad collided on tbe bridge at Preston and Wolfe streets, Baltimore, and a car that contained 71 hogs was knocked off the bridge into the street below. The car was wrecked, 35 of the hogs were killed outright and many of the others were injured. —►Government surveyors placed a copper plate in a large stone in the facade of the Court Honse giving the information that the building is 465 feet above the sea. But this fact must not discourage strangers. We have several fine artesian wells near the town, be sides many other things that are “wet.” —► A delegation of influential citizens rep resenting the Improvement Association of Eastern Avenue Extended, called upon the County Commissioners on Tuesday and forci bly urged tbe improvement of Eastern avenue from Highlandtown to Back river. The Board decided to make some temporary repairs now and do the work thoroughly in April. —► A few years ago it cost Baltimore county annually thousands of dollars to pay the banks the discount on tbe notes given for bor rowed money to meet the current expenses of irorn these hanks the sum of $3,639.47as inter est on deposits and did not pay out a dollar for discounts. This is highly creditable finan ciering. —► A Baltimore county official, who is al ways fond of a joke when it is at the expense of some other fellow, played a pretty good one on himself a short time ago. He decided to commence raising turkeys and went off to a neighbor’s and bought a trio. After he had the birds at home for some time he discovered that they were all gobblers. His turkey fami ly has not increased any. —A "carte postale” dated Nice, France, January 27th, was received in Towson oh Tuesday morning. Among other things the writer said : “There are palm trees and orange trees in fruit, flowers are everywhere bloom ing and parasols and umbrellas are carried by men and women as tbe sun is so hot. It is all very different from Paris, where the skies have been grey and leaden for weeks at a time." —►Farmers are getting ready for early spring work and soon they will begin to turn over the ground for their summercrops. Now this is laborious and tedious work, but one of these days it will be done with as much ease and expedition as other things on the farm are accomplished. The inventive genius of the modern Yankee is sure to find away to do this and the only wonder is he has delayed so long. —meeting of representatives of the Maryland and Virginia Racing Circuit was held" in Baltimore on Thursday, but nothing definite could be arrived at because Timoniuno and tbe Gentlemen’s Driving Park tyave fixed ou the same dates (September 1 to 5) and neither would recede from its position. These are the county fairdates by right and the management should hold on to them. Mr. D. H. Rice repp resented Timonium at Thursday’s meeting. The County Commissioners and the Road Commissioners of the several districts of the county held a conference in Towson on Wednesday relative to the liability of the lat ter officials since the decision of the Court of Appeals was made that the County Commis sioners are no longer responsible for accidents that may occur on the public toads. The counsel to the Board will be asked for an opinion in the premises and the question was deferred until next week. A Highly Commendable Movement.— A meeting of a number of young men was held in Towson, on Saturday night last at which plans were formulated for the erection of Guild House here to furnish a place for in nocent amusement for the young men of the town. A committee, consistingof Rev. W. H. H. Powers, Dr. Frank R. Rich, E. Stanton Bosley, Osborne I. Yellott and J. Milton Green, was appointed to take the matter up. An association will be organized, with a capital stock of SIO,OOO, with shares at a par value of $lO each, and it is proposed to erect an up to-date club-tyouse with the money real ized from the sale of stock. The house will contain reading, smoking, billiard and pool rooms, and a well-equipped gymnasium and bowling alley. If sufficient encouragement is given it is also proposed to have a room for public meeiings and a swimming pool. Ten nis courts will also be provided. A gentleman has offered to sell the commit tee a lot suitable for tbe building for about one-third of its value. Nearly one-tenth of the stock has already been subscribed, it is said, and it is expected that the remainder will be subscribed at an early date. Looks Like the Thing Will be Accom plished.—A number of gentlemen interested in the building of tbe proposed electric railway line from Towson to Cockeysviile held a meet ing in the Continental Trust Building in Balti more on Tuesday and temporarily organized by electing Mr. William H. Wight, chairman, and Mr. James S. Nussear, secretary. It was decided to immediately incorporate a company under the name of the Towson and Cockeys viile Electric Railway Company, with a capi tal of SIOO,OOO, with the following as incorpo rators : Joshua F. Cockev, president of the Cockeysviile National Bank, Wm. H. Wight, Capt. E. Herman, James S. Nussear and Mil ton W. Offatt. The company started out under very favora ble circumstances, having been given the right of-way by the Baltimore and Yorktown Turn pike Company. Tbe line will connect tbe vil lages of Ashland, Cockeysviile, Texas, Timo nium and Lutherville with the United Rail ways and Electric Company at Towson. The road will have its own power-house, which will be erected at Cockeysviile. It will be an independent line, but will work in harmony with the United Railways and Electric Com pany. _ _ A Prosperous Association.—The High land Ptrmanent Building Association, which meets weekly at Rescue Hall, is a well man aged and prosperous institution. The new books opened last year numbered 163 and the number of shares issued is 1.270. The amount loaned on mortgage is $16,536. The associa tion paid 7 per cent, dividend last year and the undivided profits were $236.83. The officers are : President, John Hiltz ; vice-president, Frank Kraft; secretary, M. R. Bramble; treasurer, John W. H. Geiger ; directors, Wm. Schluderberg, John G. Miller, Christian Miller, Henry F. C. Gieseking, Henry Sehrt, William Schluderberg of C., and Henry C. Pabst; so licitor, John H. Richardson. Necker, 11th District.—Mr. Edward Wald mann, the new proprietor of the 7-Mile House on the Belair road, appears to be the right man in the right place and is filling the bill ad mirably. Those favorable to the construction of the Belair and Baltimore Electric Railway on the Belair road held a meeting at this village on Monday night. Mr. Edw. Waldmann presided and Mr. George Sauer was secretary. Mr. F. J. Conner offered a resolution that a petition be prepared and signed and presented to the Old Town Merchants' and Manufacturers Association of Baltimore, invoking its aid in having tbe line constructed on this road. The petition fully sets forth the numerous advantages possessed by the Belair road over the Harfora road and points out the many benefits to the line through its construction on this road. A few days ago Mr. Godfreid Ileeman, in a friendly tussle with Mr. Miller, broke his wrist. This is the second acccident of the same nature he has met with within a year. While descending a flight of steps a few days ago Mr. Louis Klosterman tripped and fell, dislocating his shoulder. Dr. L. I. Whiteford attended him. On Friday night of last week Frank Dieter and Andrew Kreit, friends and neighbors, cele brated their 17th birthday, they having been born on the same day. They surprised Mr. John Kreit and had a good time generally dur ing the evening. A feature of the occasion was the presentation to each by Mre. Kreit of a pie made of preserved locusts. Those who partook of the dainty said it was “very rich.” While cutting wood Mr. Willie Jasper was attacked with cramp in one of his hands and the member in a short time swelled to huge proportions. Mr. Ernest Pohlman, who bad been sick with consumption a long time, died and was laid to rest in Baltimore Cemetery on the 6th instant. 8. Belfast, Bth District.—On Friday evening of last week the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Chilcoat was the scene of a pleasant surprise in the form of a masquerade party. About 8 o’clock the guests began to assemble, attired in various and quaint costumes. Different kinds of amusements and games were in dulged in until a late hour, when tbe guests were invited to the dining-room, where refresh ments were served. Mt. Carmel, Butler, Cock eysviile and Berean neighborhoods were well represented. All enjoyed a good time and many did not reach home until the wee small hours of the morning. Among those present were the Misses Shroyer, Misses Lizzie Ensor, Anna Turnbaugb, Maggie Turnbaugh, Cather ine Brown, Etta Krouse, Hattie Kurtz, Edith Hilgeman, Mamie Benson, Nora Price, Eureka Ensor, Effie Ensor, Ada Burton, Hattie Skin per, Bessie Burton, Mary Cairnes, Effie Chil coat, Tillie Ensor, Sophie Tracey, Mabel Brooks and Messrs. John Shroyer, Walter Turnbaugh, Newton Turnbaugh, Herbert Miller, Victor Ensor, Pinkney Ensor, Legrand Benson, Alex. Ensor, Lawrence Ensor, Rev erdy Ensor, Oscar Brooks, Oscar Ensor, Ed ward Cole, Albert Ensor, Carroll Gorsuch, Guy Ensor, Cleveland Chilcoat, Grover Skip per, Rex Skipper, John P. Mays, Seymour Parks, Charles Krouse, Charles Chilcoat, Ray mond Ensor, Alvin Bland. Webster Ensor, Thomas Cofiell, William Cofiell, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. George Chilcoat and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Benson. Miss Nora L. Price, of Stiltz, Pa., spent Sat ' urday and Sunday last with her sister, Mrs. Thomas Chilcoat, of this neighborhood. Mrs. George Ensor and son, who were visit ing friends in Baltimore, have returned home. Mrs. Sarah Brooks, of this place, who is sick at the home of her son, Mr. A. D. Brooks, of Cockeysviile, is slightly improved. S. Raspeburg, 14th District.—Mr. James H. Cole, whose serious illness was reported several weeks ago, died on Friday. 6th inst., and was buried last Bunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The remains were taken to Gatch’s Church, where nearly 200 were gathered—friends and relatives of the deceased. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. F. R. Isaac and Rev. W.G.Herbert, of Caroline Street M. E.Church. The floral tributes were numerous and beauti ful. Interment in the family burial ground on the Gatch homestead. Mr. Frederick Lassahn was funeral director. Mr. Edward Cox and wife, of Baltimore, who are well known here, have bought and aro now occupying one of the new houses erected by Mr. Abell, on Hamilton avenue. Miss Evaleua Oyeman, a teacher of Garden ville school, who has been very ill for several months, is still unable to resume her duties. Miss Emma Raspe, who has been appointed a substitute in her stead, is said to fill the posi tion in a creditable manner. Miss Mary E. Bayne, another teacher of the same school, who had an operation performed for appendi citis some time ago, is now on the road to re covery. The auxiliary of the Woman’s Foreign Mis sionary Society of Gatch’s Church held its monthly meeting on Wednesday afternoon, at the home of Miss Jennie Burgan. It has a membership of over twenty and it is hoped many more will join in the noble work. Mrs. Thomas McCormick is tbe president. The missionary rally which was to have been held on Sunday last at Gatch’s Church was postponed to Sunday, March Bth. Incog. ■Hereford, 7th District.— The puhlic school at this place will hold an oyster luncheon and bazar in the Odd Fellow’s Hall here, on Sat urday evening, February 14th. The affair will be in charge of Miss Jessie Dilworth, principal, and Miss Jennie G. Carman, assis tant. The proceeds will be used to purchase a library for the school. A liberal patronage is requested. Hereford Chapter. Epworth League, held its regular meeting last Sunday evening and was led by Miss Jessie Dilworth, who made an in teresting address on the topic, “Lies and the Truth.” The choir sang and the president read several selections from the Epworth League Herald. Mr. John T. Diven, a well known citizen of this place, who had been seriously ill for a week, is much better at this time. Mr. Melchoir Armacost, who had his ankle injured by a horse, is able to be out again. Mr. Harry G. Esterline, who had been visit ing relatives in Baltimore, lias returned to his home here. His sister, Miss Lilly Esterline, of Baltimore, is now visiting him. Mr. William T. Diven, of Baltimore, spent Sunday last with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John T. Diven, of this place. Mr. Henry H.Nicull, who had been in Pitts burg for a month past, has returned. He was much pleased with his trip. J. Upper Falls, 11th District.—Mr. William Dunty, of Perry Hall, started his stone crusher at Kingsville last Monday morning and it is doing excellent work. Its capacity is 80 perches per aay and it will keep from 6 to 8 carts busy to haul away the crushed stone. This material is being spread on the road near Bradshaw and it is intended to put on a light coat from that place to Kingsville. The spreading of the stone is in charge of Mr. Frank Cardwell, road commissioner for this section of the district. The improvement of this road will be much appreciated by the public. Dominick Hammond, eldest son of Mr. Joshua Hammond, of Upper Falls, while at tempting to lift a quarter of beef sprained his back so badly that he has since been unable to move about and has been under the care of a physician. Mr. E. F. Raphel, whose indisposition has been reported in The Union, shows few if any signs of improvement, being still confined to his room. Mr. James H. Cole, who died at his home near Raspburg, Belair road, a few days ago, was highly thought of by all who knew him. His family has the sympathy of many friends. County Commissioner George W. Yeliott was down tbrougfi this section early this week looking after the roads and other matters that come under the supervision of his Board. J. m Worthington Valley, 4th District.—Mr. Gist Cockey, son of Mr. Mordecai G. Cockey, an enterprising young farmer of this valley, is now at the Maryland Agricultural College taking a short course in dairying. Mr. Goucher Tase, foreman for Mr. John Cowan, contractor, a few days ago paid a visit to Mr. Charles A. Councilman’s quarry where stone is beiug gotten out for the new buildings to be erected at tbe School for the Feeble- Minded, near Owings’ Mills. Mr. Tase was much pleased with the progress of the work, which is in charge of Mr, J. George Ritter. When the condition of the roads will permit Mr. Councilman will commence delivering the stone. Mr. Levi Bosley, who lives at Mr. Charles A. Councilman’s, is just recovering from a se vere attack of measles. In view’ of the fact that he has just passed his 61st birthday this is rather remarkable. Dr. T. Roe Price attended Mr. Bosley. V. Observer. Kingsville, 11th District. —The new stone crusher, that was located here some time ago, is nowin operation and the farmers are very busy hauling stone to and from it. Miss Mary Hayes, of this place, is seriously ill, suffering with tonsilitis. Dr. J. S. Green is attending her. The farm of the late Peter Kelley, near this place, will be sold at public auction, on tbe premises, February 26tb, and in connection therewith Mr. Frank Trainor, the tenant, will sell all his stock, farm implements, etc. Miss Pauline Schulte, of Baltimore, is visit ing her parents at this place. Miss Ada Rittenhouse, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V. B. Rittenhouse, is visiting friends in Baltimore. Mrs. A. Maier, who has been visiting rela tives and friends in Baltimore, has returned to her home here. M. Glen-Arm, 11th District.—Miss Lucile Car man, who spent several weeks with friends in Baltimore, has returned to her home. The oyster supper and bazar that was held in Glen-Arm Hall, by Leah Rebecca Lodge, No. 14, was largely attended and quite a good sum was realized. Chances were taken on a very pretty lamp and it was won by Mr. Wil liam lsennock. A very enjoyable surprise party was given Miss Eleanor C. Reier, Wednesday, February . 11th, at her home here, in honor of her 16th birthday. Games and music were indulged in until a late hour, when refreshments were served. There will be an entertainment at Green wood, Saturday, February 21st, instead of Tuesday, 17th, to which all are cordially in vited. I. Monkton, N. C. R. R.—Miss Jennie Sat- . ton, daughter of Mr. Milton Sutton, and her , cousin, Miss Mamie Lindemon, of Cockevs- ! ville, had a desperate encounter with a sup posed mad dog on Thursday of last week ana both were badly bitten before Miss Sutton succeeded in killing the dog with a well ai rected shot from a gun. Miss Lindemon was visiting her consin at the time and while she was in the yard the dog attacked her. Miss Sutton, hearing her screams, went to her assist ance and she was bitten through the hand. They managed to shake the animal off ana get into the house when Miss Sutton P a gun and fired through an open window kill ing the dog. The young ladies were alone at tbe time, Mr. Sutton being away from home. Upon his return he promptly summoned Drs. J. T. Payne and T. Ross Payne. They dressed the wounds and then advised that tbe young ladies go to the Pasteur Institute in Baltimore, which they did, accompanied by Dr. Clifton Ensor, of Cockeysviile, and the father of Mr. Lindemon. They returned home, however, without taking the treatment, although ad vised to do so by Dr. Keirle. Mrs. Lizzie Clark, wife of Mr. Henry Clark, of White Hall, N. C. R. R., died on the 6th instant. The funeral took place at Wireburg M. E. Church on Sunday afternoon and the interment took place in the cemetery at the church. Mrs. Clark, who was 40 years of age, is survived by seven children. Mr. Joseph W. Duncan died vev suddenly on Sunday morning last at the home of his daughter, Mrs. S. W. Black, of White Hall, in the 81st vear of his age. He arose at the usual hour and was conversing with some members of the family when be suddenly fell and ex pired almost immediately. Mr. Duncan had been a member of the M. E. Church many years. His remains were interred in Druid Ridge Cemetery, Pikes ville, on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Edgar E. Burns, who conducts the flint mill at White Hall, N. C. R. R., is sick at this time. He is known as the best marksman in tbe neighborhood, being an expert at both live birds and targets. [Mr. Burns died on Thurs day, aged 35 years.— Eds.] The public school at Corbett was reopened last Monday, but there are still cases of measles in the neighborhood and Drs. J. T. and T. j Ross Tayne are kept busy. Mrs. Dixon nolly is among those afflicted with the malady and is very sick. Mr. John T. Ensor, who farms Mr. Job". ■ Mcllvaine’s place, near Corbett, is ats’’ ,uck with a bad case of measles. He d~ ared that he did not have the disease and it was some time before the pbyiscian could convince him that he had. Mrs. Ida Merryman, of Corbett, has sold her property at this place to Mr. Wm. Stansburv, who will rebuild the house, which was de stroyed by fire some time ago. Charles H. lsennock, the well known auc tioneer, was sick and confined to his home for several days, but is now out again looking after his growing business. The hen house of Mr. William Price, of My Lady’s Manor, was raided a few nights ago and the thief or thieves succeeded in getting away with a fine lot of chickens. The owners of chicken and meat houses had better be on their guard now and keep loaded guns handy. There are plenty of night prowlers who need watching. Mr. Richard Sparks has removed to his new home, formerly the property of the late Wm. Perdue, lately vacated by Mr. Charles E. Howard. S. Fork, 11th District.—Quite frequently this winter have the Sundays been inclement, which always interferes with the regular preaching services throughout the country. Next Sunday, February 15th, is the day for preaching at Fork M. E. Church at 11 a. m. and at Salem at 3 p. m., by the pastor, Rev. Solomon German. About one hundred invitations, printed in the style of a wedding card, have been sent out by order of the committee, Miss Eleanor Wright and Mr. Elmer R. Haile, cordially re questing the recipient to attend a meeting at Shirley Hall, for tbe purpose of reorganizing Fork Literary and Debating Society. This is to be Saturday, February 21st, at 8 o’clock r. m. An interesting program is being prepared and a debate upon the question, “Resolved, that the Government of the U. S. should sub sidize its merchant marine?” Messrs. Roy Stiles Licking and Guv Everett Snavely, af firmative, and Messrs. Elmer Rathburn Haile and Edward Joseph Colgan, negative. It is very desirous that the public patronize these meetings and help make them a success, as a first-class lyceum is a great help to the people who meet from week to week and take part in the exercises. It assists those who speak and debate to have more ease and confidence in themselves and is the means of starting many a young person out better prepared than he would otherwise have been. The lycenm held at Shirley Hall two and three years ago was a help to a number of the young gentlemen who had never before deba ted. Mr. Licking, one of the debators for the 21st, is spoken of as being a very fine talker and quite an entertainer in other lines than debating, and is a student at Johns Hopkins University. The public will do well to come out to hear him. The other three gentlemen are clever at handling the questions that have been un. for debate ip thg cast. Union that I was in favor of the electric road being built from Baltimore to Belair, which I am not, provided the company intends to run cars on Sunday. Our Sabbaths are compara tively quiet now, but if cars are run, thus dese crating that day, crowds of people will come out from the city into the country and where once was quietness it will be just the reverse. I do not believe Sunday trains are a necessity. On Tuesday, February 17th, quarterly meet ing will be held at Waugh. Preaching by Rev. H. S. France at 11 a. m. After dinner, which will be served by the ladies, the quar terly conference will i>e held. The official members, church members and others should attend these services on Tuesday as it is a prof itable way to spend the day. R. Poplar, 15th District. —Mrs. C. J. Porter, aged 74 years, wife of Rev. A. J. Porter, presid ing elder of Roanoke District, Virginia Con ference, M. E. Church, died at her residence, near, Poplar, B. & O. R. R., shortly after 4 o’clock on Wednesday morning, 11th inst., of old age and pneumonia. She is survived by her husband, three sons—Messrs. James, Geo. and William Porter—and one daughter—Miss Lillie Porter; also five grandchildren. The funeral took place at Orem’s Church, Friday, 13th inst., at 10.30 o’clock. Services were con ducted by Rev. F. R. Isaac, of Great Falls Circuit. The pall-bearers were Messrs. D. A. Kenney, S. R. Whitmore, J. K. Henry, Fred erick Mohr, Edward J. Deßruler and Wm. J. Porter. Interment in the cemetery adjoining the church. Undertaker Lantz had charge of the funeral. Mr. and Mrs. David A. Kenney attended the funeral of the former’s brother-in-law, Mr. Lewis A. Bowen, last Monday, at Sater’s Bap tist Church, Chestnut Ridge. Miss Annie Neinraaster, of this place, who has been sick with grin, is convalescing. “King’s avenue,” a branch of the Philadel phia road, is closed on account of its bad con dition. The pupils of Poplar public school who made the highest average in their respective grades at the semi-annual examination were the fol lowing: Bth grade, Estella V. Kenney; 7th, Elizabeth Henry ; 6th, Julia Whitmore; sth, Martha McLewrine ; 4th, David Magsamen ; 3d, Alonzo Whitmore; 2d, Lena Fisher; Ist, Wm. Hilmer. Miss Grace Deßruler is princi pal of the school, and Miss Celest Hayden, as sistant. The heavy rain Wednesday night put the roads in a very bad condition and traveling is exceedingly unpleasant. Saturday being St. Valentine’s day, all are looking forward to untold missives through the mail. It is a good thing that tbe day fol lowing it is Sunday, as the mail-carriers will need plenty of rest after carrying so many “hearts,” instead of the usual one. Tiiko. Ruhl’s P. O , oth District.—Sickness and death seem to be the prevailing topics this week. Mr. Chester Walker is sick with pleu risy, Mr. George D. Owings is laid up with rheumatism, while many are suffering with colds. Miss Minnie Hilker, who died of consump tion at Woodberry, was buried at Stelze's Church a few days ago. Mr. Joseph Walker, Jr., a farmer near Shrewsbury, died of pneumonia on the 9th instant, and will be buried at Stelze’s Church, near where he was raised. He was a member of the Red Men’s Tribe at Freeland. Mrs. Charles Wentz, an aged lady, is lying at the point of death from the infirmities inci dent to old age. In considering the consolidation of tbe schools I think it will be detrimental to the comfort and health of the children, for nearly all of our upper end schools have from forty to sixty pupils each, which would require wagons to be on the rough and muddy roads in winter three or four hours in the morning and again in the evening, being the coldest parts of the day, aside from inclement weather, which, witty the extravagance, ought to be carefully considered. Mr. J. Y. Keeny, the well known miller, is recovering from bis late sickness. Mr. Peter Zimmerman, besides owning a steam threshing rig, is erecting a portable shingle and saw-mill near Ruhl’s, to accom modate his neighbors. B. F. ■ Circuit Court.—Joseph B. Herbert vs. the County Commissioners for Baltimore county : submitted to the court on an agreed statement of facts and decided in favor of the county. The Star Milk Cooler Company, a corporation, vs. William H. Norris; tried before tnecourt; verdict for defendant. James Derden vs. Har vey L. Chase, dismissed. Adam Elgert vs. Charles Ving and Margaret Vine; verdict for plaintiff for sll6. Edward M. Brown, Leigh Bonsai and Augustine DeR. Sappington, re ceivers of the Chesapeake Lumber Company, vs. William C. Dorsey; agreed and settled. William L. Speacht vs. James McCadden and Caleb S. Hobbs, bailiff; demurrer to avowry argued and held sub curia. Nellie Moffett vs. Thomas J. Kurdle, jury was unable to agree and was discharged. On Saturday last Judge Burke decided the case of the Star Milk Cooler Company against William H. Norris in favor of the defendant. The suit was brought to recover SBOO for mate rials, etc., furnished ttye United Milk Produ cers’ Association from the defendant, who was a subscriber to the stock of the association. • u Hebbville, 2d District.—Tbe letter signed j "T,” in the last week’s issue of The Union re j gardiog the Cheaspeake and Potomac Tele : phone Company’s proposed line from Pikes ville to Hebbville, in which the aforesaid writer advocates the running of same line through to Powhatan, has very little sem blance of progressiveness as “T” styles it and the same spirit which prompts property-owners m Baltimore city to object to the planting of the unsightly poles directly in front of their houses, prevails among property-owners on the proposed line from Pikesvilleto Hebbville. Those gentlemen who have been named as subscribers can well aford to be such as the poles will not be on their side of the road, and then the fronting of their property has not been beautified as those of the opposition. The greater number of those opposed to the line are persons of intelligence and are of a far more progressive spirit than any of the advo 9ates of the right-of-way privileges. As I said in a previous letter the Maryland Telephone station proves to be very satisfactory to all who have use for ’phones and only necessitates about five minutes’ walk to reach it. Tore vert to progressiveness it is well to state that stone walls and old broken down fences are very good company with progress, but I am sure the handsome hedge divisions and borders and well kept fencing are far better signs of pro gress. To plant poles directly in front of prop erty, where every care has been exercised, will mar the beauty and at the same time please the zealous nature of the very progressive resi dents, but their desire to inocculate the pro gressive ideas which they may possess will be very unsuccessful. Tem. Mr. Jean Wins His Case in the Higher Court.—ln the Court of Appeals the Mutual Fire Insurance Company in Baltimore County vs. Martin L. Jean, of Baltimore county, on an appeal taken by the company, the Court of Common Pleas of Baltimore having decided adversely to the company, the judgment of the lower court was affirmed. The suit was to en force payment of assessments upon premium notes, the annual interest on which notes at six per cent, had been paid regularly up to March 1, 1900. Their assessments varied from 16i per cent. | "pon all notes dated before January 1, 1897, to Mper cent upon all notes dated between Jauu “Sry Ist and April 1, 1899. These assessments were made to meet an indebtedness of 148,000 which had been accumulating since 1887. In the lower court the defendant offered two prayers the one covering the main point of defense, being “the want of legally sufficient evidence to show any valid assessment by the directors, binding upon the defendant.” Both prayers vere granted and the plaintiff ex cepted to this ruling and took an appeal. The dechion of the higher court was based upon the failure of the company to comply with the terms of its charter which requires the directors, “ whenever a loss may occur which the company is liable to pay, to cause at tlie next meeting ” an accurate statement to be made of the proportion or sum to be contributed by each memDei to make good such loss and to notify the members of the same and to pro ceed after thirty days to collect the same. The by-laws of the company provide for the carry ing out of this method of apportioning the amount due from each policy holding member of the company. The decision’set forth the fact that the com pany is what its title declares it to be, a mutual insurance company. Each member, to the extent of his premium note, insures every other member who was such when he became a member, or who becomes, and continues to be such, during his own membership ; and he is in turn insured by every such member to the extent of his premium note. The simple inherent and imperative characteristics of this contract are mutuality and equality. The appellee contended that the assessment made was invalid for three reasons : Ist. That he was called upon to contribute to the payment of losses of more than $22,000 incurred before he became a member. 2d. That even if he were liable for such losses, this assessment subjects him to a lia bility much greater than his just proportion. 3d. That in making the assessment the direc tors departed from the method prescribed by tbe charter. The third reason provided the grounds for a decision adverse to the company, in brief as follows: That the directors had not determined at the first meeting after each of the several losses that brought about indebtedness, sought to be met by the special assessment at issue, pro portioning to each member the amount due and collecting the same, else no such indebted ness could have arisen; that failure to do so destroyed the mutuality of the contract and that such deferred assessments must necessari ly omit from obligation to pay, all those mem bers who have in the meantime ceased to be such. This is a wrongto the continuing mem bers, nor can that wrong be righted by in cluding in the assessment those who have be come members since the loss occurred, since it is equally wrong to them to subject them to losses incurred a year or even a day before they became members. That the directors departed from the method prescribed by the charter, which resulted in discharging large numbers of members who have in the meantime left the company with out paying their proportion of losses, which Dj/rn rfie’presefu. brefifi3gnf.““" m ‘ ,nt imnoaed ” The main point in the decision is, that mu tual fire insurance companies must apportion their losses to the membership as the losses occur, and forthwith collect the same by a special assessment, provided any fixed annual assessment that is regularly laid and collected fails to fully meet the loss. The Spanish Gun Committee.—The com mittee appointed some time ago by the County Commissioners to plan the formal reception of the captured Spanish gun, now lying in the Court House park,held a meeting in Baltimore, on Wednesday, with Col. D. G. Mclntosh in the chair. Col. Mclntosh and Mr. S. M. Shoe maker were named as a committee to consult with the County Commissioner* regarding the amount of money which it will be called upon to expend in preparing for the reception ceremonies, which will take place on May Ist. The day will likely be made a gala one in the history of the county, and it has been suggested that the Naval Reserve, Troop A, and the field and staff officers of the Fourth and Fifth Regiments be invited to attend. Secretary Moody has been invited and has accepted an invitation to be present, and Ad miral Schley is also expected to be in attend ance. The date selected for the ceremony will commemorate the fifth anniversary of the bat tle of Manila Bay. The following order of exercises has been submitted by the committee, but not adopted : 1. Call to order. 2. Prayer. 3. “Star-Spangled Banner,” by school chil dren. 4. Presentation address by W. Tyler Page. 8. Response by Col. Benjamin F. Taylor. 8. Music, “Hail Columbia,” by band. 7. Address. 8. Address. 9. National anthem by school children. 10. Benediction. The gun will rest upon a granite base 3 feet by 2 feet 6 inches and 18 inches high. This base will be suitably inscribed. The gun mount will rest upon the granite surface. Shields will grace the sides of the gun at the point where it rests upon its mount. Much in Earnest About the Proposed Railway.—A letter from Belair says: "A great deal of interest is being manifested by the resi dents of Belair, as well as by those living along the Harford turnpike, over the pro posed building of an electric railway from Bal timore to Belair, and the encouragement al ready received by the Baltimore and Belair Electric Railway Company, which has the project in hand, it is almost certain that the road will be built in the near future. Civil Engineer Cutler and party have already made a survey from Baltimore on the Belair road as far as Kingsville, and on the Harford road as far as the Big Gunpowder falls and expects to complete the survey to Belair the first of this week. * “Along the lines of (he proposed routes the residents are making every effort to Btir up local pride and thereby secure the location of the route in their individual communities. The distance byway of the two turnpikes is said to differ very slightly and subscriptions on the two routes have been very nearly equal. In view of the information received from local capitalists, it is certain that the company is anxious to see the line completed and have al ready signified their willingness to co-operate with the new line and to loan them some of their equipments. “They will also likely furnish power for the lower end of the route at a moderate cost and a powerhouse will be constructed about half way and electricity generated by steam." Horrible Accident in a Quarry.—Last Saturday morning Silas Strayer, aged 28 years, son of William H. Strayer, of the Pot Spring road, met with a horrible and fatal accident in the quarry of Mr. Thomas N. Lee, at Texas, N. C. R. R., and several other men employed in the same quarry had narrow escapes. It ap pears that a blast had been prepared on Friday evening and had not been exploded. Strayer was engaged in taking out the charge of dyn amite, when it exploded, hurling him in the air 20 feet. Dr. B. F. Russey was sent for and prepared the injured man for removal to the City Hospital, which was done by the next train. The left leg and both arms were so badly shattered as to necessitate amputation. He arrived at the hospital at 10 o’clock Satur day morning, and died an hour later. A wife andt wo children, who live on the Warrenroad, survive him. Charles Strob, another workman, was en gaged on one side of the rock which was riven by the explosion, and stone fell all around him, but he escaped injury. Seven other men were likewise engaged nearby, but fortunately the rock on their side remained intact, and the entire force of the explosion went in the opposite direction. Euough limestone was loosened by the blast to supply the kilns for two days. Celebrated Its Anniversary. —Lauraville Council, No. 100, Junior Order United Ameri can Mechanics, celebrated the anniversary of its organization on Thursday night in Laura ville Hall, Hamilton, by an entertainment and reception. The program included recitations, readings, humorous sketches and songs. The Hamilton M ale Quartet supplied the song num bers and the Hamilton Mandolin Club fur nished good string music. THE DEATH RECORD. Bowen.—Mr. Lewis A. Bowen, a respected citizen and farmer of Chestnut Ridge, Bth dis trict, died on Saturday last, age 53 years. His was the third death in tbe family within a space of five months. His son, Robert L. Bowen, who was a motorman on the United Electric Railways, was killed in an accident last August, and an invalid daughter died about three weeks ago. He is survived by a widow and one daughter—Mrs. Charles H. Sibley, of Hampden. Mrs. Bowen’s maiden name was Kenney and she is a sister of Mr. David A. Kenney, of the 14th district. The cause of Mr. Bowen’s death was grip and pa ralvsis. The funeral took place at Sater’s Bap tist Church on Monday morning, the services being conducted by Rev. J. L. Straugbn, pas tor of Baltimore Circuit, M. P. Church. The pall-bearers were Messrs. Eli Swem, George Horr, George Zink, Robt. Fishpaw and Messrs. Noppenberger and Gaither. Mr. Bowen was a native of Baltimore county and a son of the late William and Amelia Bowen. Cole.—Mr. James H. Cole, whose danger ous illness was reported in The Union two weeks ago, died at his home opposite Gatch's Church, on tbe Belair road, on Friday after noon of last week, in the 59th year of his age. He was born in the neighborhood where he died and spent his entire life there. For more than thirty years he had been a member of Gatch’s M. E. Church and was an exemplary and highly respected citizen. Deceased is survived by a widow, who is the only daugh ter of Rev. Thomas Gorsuch, of Parkville, and four children. Snowden.—Mrs. Sallie E. Snowden, wife of Col. Philip M. Snowden, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Ehlen, W.Lanvale street, Baltimore, Saturday evening last, after a long illness, aged 70 years. Deceased was a daughter of the late Capt. John Knighton, of Anne Arundel county. The funeral took place at Ascension Church on Monday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. W. H. H. Powers, rector of Trinity P.E.Church,Tow son, assisted by Rev. R. S. Coupland. McCarthy.— Mrs. Marv McCarthy, widow of Owen McCarthy of Long Green Valley, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. P. J. Shanahan, near Fallston, on Saturday last, aged 76 years. She was a native of Ireland but came to this country nearly fifty years ago. Mrs. McCarthy was known forherkind ness of heart and many acts of charity. The remains were interred at St. John’s Church, Long Green, on Monday morning. Armacost.—Mrs. Catharine Armacost died at her home in Reisterstown, on Tuesday last, in the 81st year of her age. She was the wife of Daniel Armacost, to whom she was mar ried in October, 1846, and who survives her at the age of 91 years. They located in Reisters town in 1871. Mrs. Armacost had never been outside of Baltimore and Carroll counties and had never ridden on an electric car. Price.—Mrs. Rachel Price died of pneu monia at the home of her son, Mr. George Price, of Phoenix, on Tuesday last, aged 76 years. She was the widow of Daniel Price and was a native of Baltimore county. Mrs. Price is survived by two children—Mr. George Price and Mrs. Isaac Shertzer, the latter of Harford county. Chaffman. —George W. Chaflman, aged about 22 years, died last week at Ilchester, Md., of pneumonia, after a short illness. His body was brought to the home of his mother, Mrs. Benjamin Chaffman, in the Bth district, and buried at Sater’s Church. He was un married and rendered assistance to his widow ed mother. Judge Burke Sustains the Law.—On Saturday last Judge Burke rendered a decision in the case of Justice Joseph B. Herbert against the County Commissioners. In this case Justice Herbert sued the Commissioners to recover $533.70 for fees in criminal cases tried before him, less a credit of 8242 for fines collected by him in other cases. An act was passed by the Legislature of 1900 limiting the amount of fees payable by the Commissioners to any justice of the peace, other than a station house magistrate, to $lO in any one month. The monthly bills presented by Justice Her hert exceeded the amount above mentioned and the Commissioners declined to pay the excess. Suit was thereupon brought to test the validity of the law. The Commissioners admitted their liability to the extent of *9l 25, the plaintiff contended they owed him $291./0. The court decided in favor of the Commission ers and directed judgment to be entered for the sum conceded. The following is the court’s opinion of the case : "The main question involved in this case is the constitutionality vel non of the Act of 1900, Chapter 147. The act is said to be a special law within the meaning of Article 3, Section 33, of the Constitution, and is, therefore, void. The act is plainly a public local law for Baltimore county, and it has been decided in this State that a public local law is not a special law within the meaning of the Constitution. But it is contended that it is void because it em braces more than one subject, and in this re spect it is obnoxious to Article 3, Section 29, of the Constitution. I cannot agree with this - rnt. ..UUaI , T*r my opinion, is one, viz., the regulation of the number, jurisdiction, duties ana compensation of certain public officers in Baltimore county, to wit, justices of the peace and constables. Believing that the Legislature had the Consti tutional power to pass the act, it would be im proper for me to express any opinion upon the propriety or expediency of the act. That is a matter which concerns the political power and not the judicial of the government.” Justice Herbert has instructed his attorney to take the case to the Court of Appeals. “Corn Institute" at Towson Next Thurs day.—The special “corn institute” will be held at the Court House, Towson, on Thursday next, February 19th, under the direction of Mr. William L. Amoss. The program will be as follows: Morning session, 10 o’clock —Examination of corn on exhibition. "Education of the farmers’ children,” by F. A. Converse, director chief. Department of Agriculture, Pan-American Exposition. Afternoon session, I.Bo.—“Corn and corn breeding,” A. D. Shamel, of Taylorsville, 111. Prof. Shamel is a graduate of the University of Illinois. After graduation he was made as sistant in agriculture, having direct charge of the field crops. This work he has followed up until the present time, making corn his special ty. His untiring devotion to his work and his enthusiasm nave made him an effective teacher ; but probably his greatest success has been in institute work. Having made a spec ialty of corn and being familiar with it in every detail, he has been able to present tbe subject in such an attractive manner that bis services have been in demand in every county in Illinois. He has addressed many boards of agriculture in adjoining states. Some of his best work has been in the improving of the varieties of corn by careful selection and breed ing. He has done more than anyone else in establishing types of corn and getting farmers and seed-corn breeders to fix desirable charac teristics. Baltimore County Agricultural Society. —At the last meeting of this society Mr. Alex. McCormick, president, announced the follow ing standing committees for the ensuing year: Grounds and Improvements—Messrs. E. Git tings Merryman, James S. Nussear and Allan Stevenson. On Track—Messrs. Stewart Diffenderffer, E. G. Merryman and D. H. Rice. On Accounts —Messrs. Alex. McCormick, G. Albert Mays and Dr. A. C. McCurdy. On Rules, Regulations, Ac.—Messrs. Alex. McCormick, G. Albert Mays and Dr. A. C. McCurdy. On Premium List—Messrs. James P ; Reese, Edward A. Cockey and Alex. McCormick. On Exhibits—Messrs. G. Albert Mays, Chas. E. Burton and Asa B. Gardiner, Jr. On Reception—Messrs. Edward A. Cockey, W. Stewart Diffenderffer and Dr. A. C. Mc- Curdy. On Privileges—Messrs. Edward A. Cockey, James P. Reese and James S. Nussear. Treasurer Reese reported balance of cash on hand February 7th, 1903, $1,803,54. A number of improvements are contempla ted during the year, including a large and per manent building for the exhibition of vehicles. It is also contemplated to organize a poultry club in connection with this department of the fair. Two Fine Barns Burned—Heavy Loss. —Two modern barns on the Oaklands estate of Mr. W. Stewart Diffenderffer, in the west ern end of Green Spring Valley, were totally destroyed by fire at an early hour on Saturday morning last. The buildings stood about forty feet apart and the fire appeared to start in both about the same time. Charles Youn ger, an employee of the farm, was asleep in one of the barns and was awakened by tbe smoke. He went to tbe house and aroused Mr. Diffenderffer and together,after hard work, succeeded in getting all the stock safely out. This consisted of fifteen highly bred horses, including the thoroughbred stallion Racine, and four cows A number of high priced vehicles were also saved with the assistance of neighbors, who hurried to the scene. All the fine harness, a number of agricultural imple ments, provender, stable fixtures, etc., were consumed and the estimated loss is $15,000, which is partially covered by insurance. Mr. Diffenderffer is confident the fire was of incendiary origin as it started in both build ings at the same time, but of course he has no idea who could have committed such a dastard ly act. No doubt the fine residence on the Elace would have met the fate of the barns ad it not been for the favorable direction of the wind. Got His Groundhog Down Fine.—A let ter from Hanover. Pa., says: “David G. Min ter, of Arendisville, captured a groundhog last fall, and in order to test the theory relative to this peculiar animal, put it in an inclosure with an outer and underground den. It be came tame and playful, but about two months ago retired to the underground den, where it constantly remained until last Monday, groundhog day; then it came out in the morn ing, fed well, frisked about in the sunshine for several hours and went back into its den. Having seen its shadow, to prove the supersti tion, the animal must live in seclusion six weeks longer, during which time winter weather must also prevail. As yet it has not appeared.” Personal Mention.— —Rev. J. B. Stitt, D. D., pastor of Govans town M. E. Church, is again recovering from a sudden attack of illness. —Bishop and Mrs. Paret, who spent several weeks in Bermuda, returned to their home in Baltimore, on Tuesday last. —Mr. N. Rufus Gill, the well known attor ney, accompanied by Misses Agnes and Kate Gill, is at Palm Beach, Florida. —Chief Judge David Fowler, who was sick some days and confined to the house, was able to go to Annapolis on Wednesday. —Mr. William T. Cooper, of Parkton, N. C. R. R., has been drawn to serve as a petit juror in the Uuited States District Court. —Mrs. William Winter is entertaining at her home, near Shawan, her nephew, Mr. Charles Earwaker, of New Zealand. —Mrs. Wood, mother of Messrs. F. W. and R. K. Wood, of the Maryland Steel Company, celebrated the 84th anniversary of her birth a few days ago. —Hon. J. Fred. C. Talbott and Mrs. Talbott a few days ago quietly celebrated the thirty fourth anniversary of their marriage at their home in Lutherville. —Dr. E. G. Nelson, of Corbett, N. C. R. E., has been appointed teacher of the public school in Dulany’s Valley, until lately taught by Miss Maud Wimsett. —Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Slagle, Jr., of Roland Park, are spending several weeks at Atlantic City, N. J.' Mr. and Mrs. Slagle, Sr., joined them there this week. —Dr. Charles M. Franklin, of the medical staff of the Sheppard and Pratt Hospital, left on Tuesday to spend two weeks in St. Louis, where he has a sister living. —Mr. Edward Graefe, Sr., an aged farmer near Knoebel postoffice, who had been indis posed for some time, is now much better. Dr. John S. Green is his physician. —Mr. John F. Anderson, clerk to the sheriff, who was sick and confined to his home in Towson about three weeks, was able to be out for the first time on Friday, I.3th instant. —Mr. Robert Garrett, of Baltimore county, has been chosen a member of the board of di rectors of the Hospital for Consumptives of Maryland, which is located near Towson. —Mrs. Young, wife of Mr. Joseph Young, who died about three weeks ago, has been crit ically ill this week at her home, near Bentley Springs, N. C. R. R. Dr. J. 8. Baldwin is her pnyßician. . —Mrs. Slade, wife of Mr. William A. Slade, president of the Board of Election Supervi sors for Baltimore county, left a few days ago to spend a month with friends at Jackson ville, Florida. . —Mr. and Mrs. John Pleasants, accompanied by the latter’s mother, Mrs. Henry Clay Smith, sailed from New York for the West Indies a few days They will be away about six weeks. —Mr. Michael Padian and lbs sisters, the Misses Padian, of Texas, N. C. It. K., have gone to New York to spend several week.* with their brothers, Messrs. James and Peter Padian, of that city. —Mr. Alex. D. Cockey, son of Mr. Edward A. Cockey, of Worthington Valley, is suffer ing from an attack of inflammatory rheuma tism at the Maryland Agricultural College, where he is a student. Mr. A. A. Piper, of the Towson bar, who is president of the Maryland Democratic Asso ciation, will preside at the banquet to be given in Baltimore, on the 17th instant, in honor of Col. William Jennings Bryan. —Dr. H. Burton Stevenson, of Sherwood, Baltimore couuty, medical director of the So ciety for the First Aid to the Injured, delivered the first of a course of ten lectures on Tuesday night at the Central Department of the Y. M. C. A., Baltimore. „ —The many friends of Mr. J. Henry Raspe, the "father” of Raspeburg, on the Belair road, will regret to learn that he is sick and confined to his room. He is the postmaster at Raspe burg and has successfully conducted a store there for many years. —Mr. E. E. Scott, of Western Run V alley, accompanied by his mother and two sisters, sailed from New York for Europeon Saturday last for a three months’ tour of Europe. Mrs. Scott is a sister of the Messrs. Scott, of the Union Iron Works, San Francisco, Cal. —Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Price, of Belfast, Baltimore county, are spending several weeks with the formers brother, Mr. Beale Price, North Calhoun street, Baltimore. Mr. Thos. J. Price was for years manager of the Wilson Sanitarium farm at Mt. Wilson, W. M. R. R. —Dr. George H. Cairnes, of Baltimore, came to Towson on Tuesday to see Mrs. Jarrett, wife of Dr. J. H. Jarrett, who has been very sick for some time. Mary years ago Dr. Cairnes was a resident of Towson and practiced his profession here. He is a native of Harford county. , —Mr. R. Lee Dunphy, who for some time was a popular clerk in Massenburg’s drug store, in Towson, gave up that position to join a Balto. & Ohio Railroad engineering corps at Harper’s Ferry, Va. Mr. Fred. D. Dollenberg, of Towson, is a member of the same corps. —Mr. John S. Gittings, head of the Balti more banking house of John S. Gittings & Co., is prominently spoken of as the Democratic nominee for Comptroller of Baltimore city. Mr. Gittings is a native of Baltimore county and well known here. He was once Treasurer of Maryland. _ , —|jegt. Omar falo, N. Y., will leave next week with his com mand for Manila, Philippine Islands. Lieut. Tolley, who is a son of Judge Tolley, of Har ford county, is well known in this county as also as in Harford. —Mr. Thomas R. Jenifer, of the County Treasurer’s office, is about to abandon dairy ing and farming and will have sale on the sth of March next. In the sale will be included a carefully bred herd of registered Jerseys, the Srogeny of the herd of the late Col. Robert loore, of "Glenmore.” —Among the subscribers to the banquet and annual reunion of the Maryland Alumni As sociation of Dickinson College, held in Balti more a few days ago were the following : Dr. James H. Jarrett, Mr. George R. Willis, Mr. William H. Bosley, Sr., Mr. Lewis M. Bacon, Jr., and William fi. Bosley, Jr. —Miss Ann Nisbet, of “Montrose,” near Cockeysville, who is among the oldest resi dents of that section of Baltimore county, is enjoying excellent health this winter. She is a (laughter of the late Judge Nisbet. “Mont rose” is a beautiful old estate that has been in Miss Nisbet’s family for several generations. —Mr. J. Howard Hopkins, formerly of Wood brook, Baltimore county, is now con nected with the Pennsylvania Lines West of Pittsburg and is located at Hudson, Ohio. Writing to have his address changed he says : “Baltimore county news is doubly interesting to me now and I enjoy and appreciate your valuable paper more than ever.” —Miss Louisa Gittings Merryman, of Hay fields, was sponsor for the gigantic Atlantic Transport Line steamship Maine that was suc cessfully launched at Sparrow’s Point on Wed nesday. Among those who witnessed the Bretty sight were Mr. and Mrs. E. Gittings ferryman, Miss Ann Gott Merryman, Miss Anna G. Merryman and Col. W.S. Franklin. —The quarterly conference of Towson M. E. Church, at its meeting on Wednesday night, passed a resolution asking the Annual Confer ence to return the present pastor, Rev. John R. Edwards, for another year. Messrs. John T. Hershner, A. J. Tarbert and Herbert J. Lee were chosen delegates to the lay convention, and Mr. James E. Dunphy was elected lay steward. —Mr. John T. Morris, of the well known Baltimore law firm of Hinkley & Morris, was engaged professionally at the Court House on Tuesday. He is among the oldest and best known members of the bar and was for many vears president of the Baltimore City School Board. Mr. Morris obtained his early educa tion aßa pupil of Rev. Mr. Morrison’s school for young men, at Sweet Air, Baltimore county. —An unusual honor will shortly by paid Mr. Philip A. S. Franklin, son of Col Walter S. Franklin, of Baltimore, by the steamship and shipping men of New York. It has been definitely decided that the annual banquet this year will take the form of a complimentary dinner to Mr. Franklin as a mark of general pleasure his election to the vice presidency of the International Mercantile Marine Com pany has given. Building 1 Association Elections.— Fuller ton Permanent Loan Association has elected the following officers for the ensuing year: President. Alexander McCormick; vice-presi dent, C. Howard Amoss; secretary, Charles Brockmeyer; treasurer, Frederick Lassabn ; Directors, Benjamin F. Parlett, John C. Bu rner, William B. Fuller, Charles Lassahn, Thomas McCormick and John L. Sippel; so licitor, C. Ross Mace. This association has been in operation fifteen years and in that time the officers have handled $150,000, and never met a loss. Messrs. McCormick, Brockmeyer and Lassahn have filled their respective posi tions since tbe association was organized. Putty Hill Permanent Loan Association has elected the following officers for the ensuing year: President, Joseph Beck ; vice-president, PeterTremper; secretary, Charles Brockmeyer; treasurer, Charles DeOms; directors, John F. Suhre, John Hertlein, George W. Graramer, Leonard Spiegel, John L. Pfeifer and George Steg. m Work of the Orphans’ Court.—ln the Orphans’ Court this week letters were granted on the following estates : On the personal estate of Martha E. Clark to James G. Clark and Elizabeth L. Clark, ex ecutors. On the personal estate of Ernest Dauber to Maria Dauber, administratrix. The will of Mrs. Martha E. Clark was ad mitted to probate on Tuesday. Her entire estate is bequeathed to her children and her executors, her only son and one of her daugh ters, are excused from giving bond. Land Company’s Officers. —The annual meeting of the Belleview Land Company was held Monday afternoon at Kilchenstein’ Hotel, Belair road, when the following officers were elected: Robert J. Reich, president; Harry E. Mann, secretary; Joseph Paul, treasurer; 8. G. Turner, John H.Schmidt and John Kemp, directors. Reports show the company to be in a prosperous condition. _____ Sale of Mortgaged Premises.—James L. Norwood, auctioneer, sold at the Court House on Tuesday, for Mr. Charles Pielert, attorney, under a mortgage from James Dixon and wife to John A. Sheridan, a small two-story frame dwelling, with 3 acres of land, situated near Bengies, 15th district; purchased by Charles C. Lawrence for $365. Milk Producers’ Cases. —On Tuesday morning the case of the Commercial and Far mers’ Bank of Baltimore against J. Lawrence McCormick was taken up and tried before a jury in the Circuit Court at Belair. The facts in the case are as follows : During the year 1900 the United Milk Producers’ Asso ciation applied to plaintiff for certain loans, which the plaintiff agreed to make, provided the Milk Producers’ Association would give it additional security. The defendant, McCor mick, and seventeen other gentlemen, all of whom were stockholders in the association, —. then executed a written guaranty under their hands and seals, obligating themselves to the payment of any loan or loans which the said bank might make to the said association, pro vided the amount loaned at any one time did not exceed the sum of $20,000. During the year 1900 the bank discounted three notes for said association, two for $5,000 each and one for SIO,OOO. making $20,000 in all. The Milk Producers afterwards failed and did not pay the amount borrowed. So the bank brought suit on the guaranty against the eigh teen stockholders who had signed the same. Suit was brought against all in Harford county, but Mr. McCormick being the only resident of the county, the case proceeded against him alone there and will be prosecuted against the others in the counties and city in which they reside. It appeared in the trial that some time dur ing the year 1901 six of the guarantors paid to the bank $5,800, as their portion of the obliga tion, and received an agreement that the bank, in consideration thereof would not sue them. The defendant, McCormick, amongst other pleas set up a plea that this agreement opera ted as a release of the remaining co-obligors ; the plaintiff demurred to this plea and the demurrer was sustained. The plaintiff’s contention was that while it had a right to demand of the defendant the whole of the balance due, yet it claimed only McCormick’s portion of the balance. All day Tuesday and part of Wednesday was occupied in the argument of the pleadings and prayers and the case was given to the jury about 5 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, the jury rendering a verdict in favor of the defendant. The case will be taken to the Court of Ap peals on some of the instructions of the court to the jury. Messrs. J. L. G. Lee and Harry S. Carver represented the plaintiff, while Messrs. 8. A. Williams and John D. Worthington appeared for the defendant. Jurors for March Term.—On Friday, 13th inst., Judge Burke drew the jurors for the March term of the Circuit Court, which will begin on the first Monday of the month—the 2d. Following is the list, the figures after the names indicating the district the juror is from : William Weber 1 B. Howard Mays 8 George A. Potzold— 1 Patrick Maguire 8 James Laferty 1 Harry Bosley 9 Thomas R. Cairnes... 1 Stuart Cassard 9 Charles E. Sutch 2 Fred’k D. Dollenberg 9 Jame.; A. Crooks 2 Thomas J. Roche 9 Wm.C. O’Dell 2 Michael Hughes 9 George W. Rrookhart 3; Wesley Knight 10 Andrew McCreer, Jr.. 3 George Lins ......10 Nathan W. Coo 3 John L. Tremper 11 James H. Burner 3 Theodore Fastie 11 G. W. Vondersmith... 4 Frankß. Boarman....ll Joseph W. Chalk 4 George M. D. Nice.... 12 Stephen R. Gill 4 Edward It. Maasch.-.. 12 Wm. H. Bosley 5 James Nolan 12 Jacob S. Gorsuch. ... 5 Joseph Schreiber 12 ■“ George Ehrbart 8 Robert Graham 13 John H. Copenhaver.. 6 Charles It. V. Myers. .13 Charles S. Kidd 6 Henry Raider 14 Howard McDonald... 7 Wm. G. Willinghan...l4 James Wilson 7 James S. Gillespie....ls William H. Nelson.... 7 Howard E. Brazier...ls James S. Nussear B|George W. Merritt...ls Oliver H. Peregoy.... B,Herbert W. Gorsuch..ls Thinks There is Many of Them. —The Belair Democrat of this week says: “A Balti more coal dealer was fined S2O and costs a few days ago for selling coal at short weight. The Towson Union thinks he should have been sent to the Maryland Penitentiary for life. If the contention of Bro. Longnecker was carried out the “Pen” would have to be enlarged and there would be an entire new lot of coal deal ers next season.” We have about as much Mormonism as we can manage in the State of Utah, and one ar gument against the Statehood bill is that the Mormon faith would have a new territory for its mastership in New Mexico and Arizona when they become States. Whether this is a strong argument may be questioned, but that it.is a popular one goes without saying. RELIGIOUS SERVICES. Hertford Circuit. 31.E. Church.— Sunday, Febru ary 15th: Jessop, 11 A. M..Bosley.3p.M.,Epworth, 7.30 p. m.. Rev. C. T. Weede: Dover, 10.30 A. M., Mt. Carmel, 3 r. m , Hereford. 7.30 r. m., Rev. tt. G. Koontz. Fourth quarterly meeting at Ep worth, February 21st Hud 22d. Long Green Circuit. M. E.C'AwrcA.- Sunday,Feb ruary 15th : Fork, 11 A. m„ Salem, 3 p.M.,preach ing by the pastor. Rev. Solomon German. Quar terly meeting at Waugh Church, Tuesday, 17th instant; preaching at 11 a. m., by Rev. Dr. 11. S. France. The ladies of the church will serve dinner, after which the business meeting will be held. Teuton M. E. Church.— Sunday, February 15th: m Preaching at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m., by the pastor, ' Rev. J. R. Edwards. Lakeview At. E. Church.— Preaching by the pas tor at 3p.m. Tnvlm'it Circuit, if. K. Church South. — Rev. J. B. Henry,pastor. l’reacftUHiflkAwdfewiSnaptb-'*- Gardenvilie. every second and fourth Sunday, at 11 a. m.; Perry Hall, every first and third Sun day, at 11 A. m.; Taylor’s Chapel. Hillen road, every Sunday, at 3 P. M. St. Michael's German Evang. Lutheran Church, Perry Hall.— Preaching every Sunday morning, at 10.15 o'clock, by the pastor. Rev. Alfred Ball horn. Sunday school at 9.00 a. m. St. John's P. E. Church, Western Run.— Rev. R. Heber Murphy, rector. Services 2d and 4th 4 Sundays of each month, at 11 a. m. Missions— St. Luke’s, Harrisonville, Ist and 3d Sundays, at 11 a. m. ; Freeland Station. sth Sunday, at 11 a.m. Goranstown 31. E. Church. —Preaching every Sunday at 11 A. M. by the pastor. Rev. J. B. Stitt. North Point Station, 31. E. Church South, N. Point Road.— Services every Sunday at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. ; Sunday school, 9.45 a. m., C. M. Snydcr.superintendent senior department: M iss Mollie K. Rogers, superintendent infant depart ment. Prayer-meeting Thursday, Br. m. Rev. Will E. Henry, pastor. Hamilton Presbyterian Church , Harford Road.— Rev. I. C. Yeakel, pastor. Sunday school at 2.30 p. m.; song service and preaching at 7.45 p. m. Church of the Holy Comforter, Roseville.—Ser vices third Sunday in each month at 4 o’clock p. m. Rev. W. B. McPherson, rector. Fairview 31. E. Church South, Sunnybrook.— Preach ing every Sunday at 3 p. m. : Sunday school 2.15 p.m ; prayer meeting every Thursday, BP. m. Rev. J. It. Jacobs, pastor. Ml. Washington 31. E. Church— Preaching every Sunday at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. Rev. W. A. Koontz, pastor. Patapsco M. E. Church. North Point Road.—Ser vices every Sunday at 11 A. m. and Bp. m. Rev. E. C. Gallaher. pastor. Jones Memorial at. P. Church, Phila.Road.—Sun . day school, 2.30 P. m.; preaching every Sunday, 8 p. m. Rev. William 8. Sims, pastor. Jerusalem German Lutheran Church , GardtnvilU. —Services at 10.30 a. m. (In English the second Sunday of every month.) Rev. Karl Bulf.pastor. St. Matthew's Gtrman Lutheran Church, Homs stead.—Service at 2.30 p. m. (In English the seo ond Sunday of every month.) Rev. Karl Buff, pastor. Pine Grove Church, Near Loch Raven.—Preach ing every Sunday at 3 p. m. by the pastor. Rev. R. F. Caples; Sunday school at 2p. m. MARRIAGES. MESER—RIEMENSCHN EIDER.—On the Bth inst., at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Belair road, by tbe pastor. Rev. John Heinzelman. Henry F. Meser to Miss Henri-, etta M. L. Hiemenschneldcr, both of Balti more county. DEATHS. —Tributes, Ac.. lO Cents Per Line.— SNOWDEN.—At the home of her daughter. Mrs. Frank Ehlen, Baltimore, February 7, Sallie E., wife of P. M. Snowden. LILLY.—At Grays, Baltimore county. Febru ary 10, Mary Lilly, in the 87th year of her ago. BURKE —At Catonsville, February 4, William Burke. GREACEN.—February 6. Fannie D., aged 30 years, wife of John T. Greacen. COLE.—At Gardcnville, February 0, James H. Cole, aged 58 years. MOST.—At Gardenvllle. February 9. Anna L. Most, aged 16 months, daughter of M. W. and Mary A. Most. DUNCAN.—At White Hall, February 8, Joseph W. Duncan, aged 80 years. BOWEN.—At his home. Chestnut Ridge, Febru ary 7, Lewis A. Bowen, in his 53d year, beloved husband of Victorine L. Bowen. KERN.—At Dickey ville, February—4. *ehn Kern. ISRAEL.—In Baltimore, February 11, Edward Israel, in his 75th year. FUNK.—In Baltimore, February 9, Mary A. Funk, aged 09 years, widow of Henry Funk. MCCARTHY.—At the residence of her daugh ter, Mrs. P. J. Shanahan, Harford county, Mrs. Mary McCarthy, in her 76th year. HYLAND.—At Mt. Washington, February 11, Mary Hyland, wife of Wm. Hyland. BURNS.—At Graystone,Baltimore county, Feb ruary 12, Edgar E. Burns, aged 36 years. McCANN.—February 12, Edward A.McCann.son of tho late James J. McCann, of Govanstown, aged 24 years. LUTZ.—In Baltimore, February 12, Mary Ann Lutz, widow of Charles W. Lutz. OLIVER.—At the residence of bis brother in Louisiana, February 7, John W. Oliver, son of tho late Joseph Oliver, of Granite. Md. DEATH OF SILAS E. STRAYEH. Once we did have a brother. Who was so good and true That we were always happy. Although earth’s joys were few. Death has robbed us of him— Of the one we loved so well; Taken from this world of pain and sorrow. Safely home with Jesus to dwell. Suffered pain and bore it patiently. But his sufferings are over now; He shall sleep, but not forever, In the cold and silent grave. Blessed be the Lord that took him. When I left home at morning Everyone seemed cheered; When I returned There was a vacant chair. * nr HIS SISTERS AND BROTHERS. P~ ROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, TOW SON, MD .—lncorporated 1891.—BEAU TIFULLY SITUATED. COMMANDING FINE VIEWS OF SURROUNDING COUNTRY; HIGH AND DRY: CHOICE LOCATIONS: LOTS ALL SIZES. Address the SECRETARY OF THE COMPANY. Towson. Md. JSOR RENT. A NICE COTTAGE on Old Manor road,Ha near Unionville, 11th district, Baltimore county. Lot contains an acre of ground; plenty of fruit; dwelling has 7 rooms: good water in the house. The neighborhood is pleasant anu within two miles of Long Green Station* Maryland & Penn sylvania R. R. Rent $7.09 per month to. respon sible tenant. ker bkos Feb. 7.—tf Beal Estate. Towson, Md.