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TOWSON. Md. Saturday, December 8, 1906. LONSNECKER BROS.. Editor* and Proprietors. f l.KOperannum--inadvance. Postagepre pald. No subscription taken for less than six months. ETC. * P. AND MARYLAND PHONES._jg3 LOCAL ITEMS? SALES ADVERTISED IN “THE UNION.'* Monday, December, 10, by Mrs. James Henry, on the Philadelphia road, near tho 10 mile gate, horses, mules, cows, hogs, wagons, farm implements, etc. „ . Wednesdoy, December 19. by Gottleib Hanf, at. Blenheim, 10th district, horse, cows, farming implements, wagons, household and kitchen furniture, etc. Wednesday. December 19, by Louis P. Knox, at the S-MUe House, Harford road, 1 dock-tall bay horse. . , Saturday, January 5, by J. W. Davage. on the premises, a small farm near Hartley, llttf district. NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC. Those having business with the Bal timore Coonty Orphans' Court where in the publication of Notice to Credi tors and other advertising is necessary, are requested to leave positive orders with tbs Court when they wish such advertising to appear in The Bai.ti mom County Union. If they fail to give each order the business may be diverted into other channels. /-—•County Treasurer Rogers bad on hand December Ist a balance of $151,632.85. —v An Improvement Association has been Organized at Marble Hill, Btb district, with Mr. George Jessop as president. —•The Board of Election Supervisors will meet at their office in Towson, on Tuesday next, lltb instant, at 10 a. m. Messrs. Dukehart & Stevenson, of the Towson Horse Company, have issued some very showy calendars for the coming year. —► Recent rains have caused the grass to take on an almost summer freshness, and the prospects for a real “green" Christmas are ex ceUebt. Perhaps Towson will enjoy another /building boom when we get an increased water / supply. This has been a serious handicap for some time. —►When the weather is cold don’t fuil to blanket your horse when you stop. He’ll feel better when you are ready to start again and so will you —►The Union’s calendars for 1907 have been \ in great demand this week, and they are being rapidly distributed. Better get one before the supply is exhausted. —*The frame cottage in Roland Park, oc cupied by Mr. J. Arthur Limerick and family, was partially destroyed by fire on Thursday. The damage was not serious. —* A sate of Christmas articles, under the auspices of the Junior Auxiliary of Trinity Church, Tows m, will take place in the chapel, Friday, December 14tb, commencing at 7 p. m. —►The dates selected for the Baltimore county fair for 1907 are September 3d to 7th, inclusive. As soon as the annual meeting is held active work on next year’s fair will begin. —*The country was overrun with gunners on Thanksgiving day, but we did not hear of any accidents. Many of the hunters, a large percentage of whom were boys, returned empty banded. . —►Chicken thieves are beginning to operate *. ' in Towson. Rev. H. E. Wrigbt, pastor of the ’ M. P. Church, a few nights ago anstaiued the loss of a number of fine fowls. And there will be others. , —►The Baltimore city subscribers to The/ Union will receive their bills with this week’r issue of the paper. They will have plenty of time to respond before the beginning of the New Year. —* Mr. Joseph Snyder, a well known farmer and business man of the 11th district, is re covering from an attack of blood poison result ing from cutting a corn too closely. Dr. H. T. Harrison attended him. —►Daring the month of November the milk inspectors of Baltimore city inspected 160,460 ?;allons of milk, only 282 gallons of which they bund below the standard and destroyed. Tbis is an excellent showing. —►The Harford County Poultry and Pet Btock Association, organized last year, will bold its second exhibition in BeJair, January 16th and 17tb. The association met with marked success last year. —►This week Mr. James Rodgers, of Rod gers Forge, York road, slaughtered four Berk shire hogs, about a year old, the combined weight or which was 1,484 lbs. The heaviest one tipped the beam at39o lbs. of the thiDgs tbatTowson’s new Im provement Association will attempt to do is to I / break up the bad behavior of disorderly negroes v on the streets. It is quite time that something should be done along this line. —►Woods fires have been doing no little damage in tbis county within the last few days. These are nearly always the result of careless ness, and people who cause them should be pnnisbed if tbey could be reached. —►The annual memorial services were held in the Elks’ Hall at Towson last Sunday, when Mr. William Grason delivered an address. The lodge has lost seven members by death, Col. Charles B. McClean being the last. —On tbe 22d of last month a Mr. E. T. Ford, of Timonium, went to Baltimore to trans act some business, since which time nothing has been heard of him. The city and county \ police have been asked to locate him. 1 , -r*The Men’s Club of Trinity Church, Tow sqh, will bold its first regular meeting in tbe chapel of tbe church, on Wednesday evening ' next, December 12th. Mr. James H. Preston, of tbe Baltimore bar, will deliver an address. —►ln sending bis money to The Union office an old 10th district subscriber sent along a verse of original poetry that must have been a bard strain on him to write. We shall be glad to learn if he has entirely recovered from the effort. —► Christmas shoppers—or at least hunters after the thousands of things that are offered for sale—are already on the go and the rush will continue to increase until tbe holidays are over. The annual harvest of the shopkeepers is now on. —► Fifteen thousand residents of Northeast Baltimore have signed a petition asking the Park Board to return Superintendent N. F. Flitton to Clifton Park. He was lately trans ferred to Patterson Park in the face of much opposition. —► W hen tbe Loch Raven water works were constructed it was estimated that tbe daily per capita consumption of water in Baltimore city was 50 gallons. Now the estimate is about three times that much, but why it is so no one can explain. Among others who have taken offices in the new Offutt Building are Messrs. John T. and John S. Ensor and Mr. J. Dixon O’Dell, [/ surveyor, who was for twenty eight years con nected with the office of the late Col. Charles B. McClean. —►The heavy explosions that were beard in Towson tbis week are believed to have been caused by blasting on tbe B. & O. Railroad at AlbertOD. Some thought tbe sounds were caused by earthquake, while others thought it was thnnder. —►Some of The Union’s local letters did not reach us until Friday morniDg last week—too late to be used. If our friends would mail a day earlier they would oblige us very much, and then their favors would be sure of receiv ing attention. —*Mr. Charles D. Fisher, who was killed lately in a wreck on the Southern Railroad, was a resident of Baltimore county. He left an estate valued at considers bly over $1,000,000. N Mr. Fisher was president of the Palmetto Phos phate Company. —Mr. James W. Shea, of the 8-Mile House, has been awarded the contract for doing the filling in and grading for the new car barn to be erected by the United Railways Company i. on the east side of tbe York road just north of Arlington avenue. —►The new home of the Mutual Fire Insur ance Company in Belair will be ready for occu pancy before Christmas. Tbe company owns tbe building and will occupy offices on tbe first floor, while the room for tbe directors will be on the second floor. —The house of Mr. James M. Davis, on the York road, Govanstown, was damaged by fire on Tuesday to the extent of about 8300. The fire was caused by an attempt to thaw out a water pipe. Towson chemical engine re sponded to the alarm. —► Hicks, the long range weather prophet, hit the cold wave for the beginning of Decem ber. Many people are beginning to believe that this man’s forecasts are absolutely correct —or as nearly so as it is possible for human in genuity to make them. —►During the absence of the rector, Rev. Sidney A. Potter, Rev. A. R. Walker, ofTrinity ' Church, Long Green, will officiate at St. James’ Church, My Lady’s Manor. Rev. Mr. Potter, - who will conduct a mission in Florida, expects to be absent three months. —The three first days of December were decidedly wintry, with high winds and a biting cold that there was no mistaking. The mer cury in Towson on Tuesday morning was as low as 16 in some places, and tbe windows were frozen for the first time. ‘ —►A shooting match and raffle will take place at Valley View Hotel, 4 miles from Tow son. oh the Dqlany’s Valley pike, on Thurs day, December 20th. Proprietor Madary is an /excellent provider and all his patrons will be well fed and looked after generally. —► A singular thing is mentioned in connec tion with the death of M r. George W. Hoffman, of the 6th district, published under "The Death Record’’ in The Union today. No member of his family was aware of the fact that he had a lot of gold coin concealed about the house. —*A field fire occurred at Roaemont, the home of Mr. James McNab.near Catonsville, a few days ago and Mrs. McNab, in her efforta to stop its spread, became completely exhausted. The Catonsville chemical engine prevented tbe spread of the flames to several greenhouses. —►Towson’s Improvement Association starts off under the most favorable auspices and it is earnestly hoped that it may be able to accomplish much good for tbe community. All are invited to become members and thus show their interest in our material advance ment. —►The District Snnday School Convention that waa held at Fork M. E. Church last Satur day afternoon and Sunday was largely attended and a highly interesting program was mnch en joyed. The convention sermon was preached by Rev. W. C. Babcock, a former pastor of the circuit. —►Mr. Jacob S. Parr, of Govanstown, was on Wednesday commissioned a notary public by Governor Warfield. On the same day be signed commissions for Messrs. Wm. H. Hant, James Gilmore and James Mitchell as justices of the peace for the 15th district of Baltimore county. —* Mrs. Cheater B. Turnbull, first vice-presi dent, presided at the meeting of Govanstown Improvement Cinb on Tuesday night. Mrs. W. W. Shaw made an address on "Memories of a Trip to England,” and Mrs. Isaac H. Moss spoke on horticultural displays. Miss Florence Hart sang. —►The petit jury for tbe September term of the Circait Court, after its final adjournment, bad an enjoyable oyster roast at Acme Sbore, . onßearcreek. The jury presented Judge Dan can, through State’s Attorney Bussey, with a beautiful silver pitcher. A number of gnests enjoyed the affair. —►The "yellow slips” have been rapidly chasing each other back to The Union office for a week, and in every mail some of them make their appearance. Although only sent oat on Friday evening some of them were back before 10 o’clock on Saturday morning. Let | the good work go on. —* A singular thing connected with the death of Prof. A. Newton Ebaugh, reported in The Union last week, is tbe fact that be was one of a family of 23 children, 21 of whom were teachers. Prof. Z. C. Ebaugb, principal of Franklin High School, Reisterstown, is a brother of tbe deceased. —► Rabbit-hunters are not meeting wi|)i much success and no wonder when you; re member that there were almost as many gun ners and dogs as there were rabbits when the season opened. It would seem that partridges took due notice and left for parts unknown before the season opened. —► The city ordinance providing for con demning and opening Thirty-third street, from Charles street to the Hi lien road, has been ap proved by the Board of Public Improvements of Baltimore. It is to form a part of tbe fine boulevard connecting Druid Hill, Wyman, Clifton and Patterson Parks. —Mr. H. Pleasants Pennington was ar rested last Snnday on tbe charge of speeding bis automobile on Charles street avenue ex tended. Justice Sbanley, of Roland Park, fined him (10 and costs. The officers who made tbe arrest say that Mr. Pennington was going at the rate of 30 miles an bonr. —► A few days ago an iron flywheel on the engine of Mr. Dennis Carter’s sawing outfit burst while going at a high rate of speed. One of the fragments struck another wheel on tbe saw table and smashed it into small pieces. Tbe three men who were working about the machinery miraculously escaped injury. —► Hundreds of people have inspected the new Offutt Building since the tenants have been occupying it and all speak of it approv ingly. Those who have secured offices therein are mnch pleased with their new quarters. Tbe offices of tbe School Board are now in tbis building, to tbe left of the main entrance. —*Mr. J. A. Masemore, who had been in tbe employ of tbe Northern Central Railroad over thirty years, was instantly killed near Seven Valley on Wednesday by being run down by a pusher engine. Tbe body was ter ribly mangled. Mr. Masemore, who was 60 years of age, bad latterly been a conductor. —► Rev. Charles H. Williams, of Towson, President of tbe A. U. M. P. Conference, who 1 73 years of age. obtained a license from the County Clerk’s office to marry Mary J. Jones, widow, of Philadelphia, aged 59 years. Parson Williams is a widower and a native of Balti more county, having been born at or near Cross Keys, Falls road. —*lt is said that the saloon-keepers of Tow son have been notified that no raffling will be permitted during the coming holiday season. For years it has been tbe custom to raffle off flown and other things just before Christmas, "but it is now said that tbis is a species of gambling that comes within tbe law and that it will not be tolerated. —eMr. Charles N. Naumann, of Washing ton, while visiting bis brotber-in-law, Mr. Jas. S. Holland, of Lauraville, a few days ago, com mitted suicide by cutting bis throat with a razor. The unfortunate man, who was 31 years of age, bad been in delicate health for some time and it is thought bis mind had become deranged. He leaves a widow. —► Tbe J unior Gunpowder Agricultural Club held its regular meeting last Saturday at the farm of Mr. T. Melville Pearce, on My Lady’s Manor, with Mr. Daniel 8. Pearce as foreman. Mr. George E. Shelley was elected delegate and Mr. E. E. Scott, alternate, to tbe annnal meet ing of the Farmers’ League of Maryland, to be held in Baltimore, December 20tb. —Mr. William Stauffer, manager of the Halten Farms for the Messrs.Fahnestock,in tbe Bth district, raised this year over 3,000 bushels of wheat and 1,000 bbls of corn. The build ings are in excellent condition and tbe appear ance of tbiDgs about tbe farms is very inviting. Mr. Btauffer has a dairy herd of 100 cows and never relaxes his efforts to increase their flow of milk. —* Feeling has been running pretty high on the water question in Towson. The people take very unkindly to tbe idea of being obliged to abandon tbe artesian well water, which they bpligve to be absolutely pure, to draw their 'Supply from tbe Patapsco river, which is con taminated by the refuse from factories, mills, etc. Tbe thought, to say the least, is decidedly unpleasant. —►Baltimore county now has five national banks—two at Towson, one at Cockeysville, one at Canton and one at Catonsville. It also has tbyee savings banks—one at Reisterstown, ona/ft Cockeysville and one at Towson. In ■ intuition to these there are nearly a dozen pros 'perous building and loan associations that an nually take in and invest large sums of money for their members. —Some weather prophets say that tbe first three days of December foretell the climatic 'condiiions of tbe winter that is to follow. If there is anything in this we may look for cold weather and plenty of it, although other prophets say we may look for just the oppo site. No class of men differ more widely than the weather prophets, so the best plan is not to worry about the weather, bet just take it as it comes—as you have to do anyway. A number of members of Towson Lodge, I. O. O. F., went to Catonsville last Sunday afternoon to attend divine service at tbe M. E. Cburcb, when Rev. John R. Edwards, tbe pastor, preached an excellent sermon from the text: “Tbe soul of Jonathan was knit with the sonl of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own sonl.” The special services were held under tbe auspices of Providence Lodge, I. G. O. F., of Catonsville. Mr. John S. Ensor, one of the attorneys for the residents of Mt. Washington in their contest with tbe Baltimore County Water and Electric Company, exhibited in Towson a few days ago a number of photographs of points along the Patapsco river and Rockburn creek from which tbe company proposes to draw its supply of water instead of from artesian wells. The pictures create an extremely unpleasant impression of wbat the proposed supply will 1)6 like. —►Mr. Charles D. Fisher and Mr. Francis T. Redwood, who met such a shocking death on the Southern Railroad early on Thanksgiv ing morning, were both well known in Balti more county. Mr. Fisher was a brother of tbe late Judge Wm. A. Fisher, and Mr. Red wood was a brother of Mr. John Redwood, of Kuxton, who is a regular attendant at Trinity Cburcb, Towson. Tbe families of tbe unfor tunate gentlemen have tbe sympathy of a wide circle of friends. A number of enterprising citizens of tbe lltb district have set on foot a plan to have the northeastern end of what is known as the Jeru salem turnpike put in condition fit for travel. A meeting was held at Germantown on Mon day night when Messrs. John C. Halbert, Van Brant Rittenbouse and Edward J. Bell were appointed a committee to take tbe matter up with the County Commissioners. The road has really been unfit for travel for some time and it is hoped tbe new movement may result in some good. Received a Call to Elkrldge.—Rev. Robert A. Castleman, who has been for over eleven years rector of Emmanuel Protestant Episcopal Church, Belair, received, on Saturday, a call to take charge of Grace Cburcb, Elkridge, Howard county, says the Times. He has not as yet signified his intentions in the matter, but will probably do so at an early date. Mr. Castleman assumed charge of Emmanuel Church on tbe first Sunday in August, 1895, and since that date has labored earnestly and faithfully to advance the interests of the parish, having accomplished a vast deal of good. During bis incumbency the present handsome and commodious edifice has been erected and tbe debt thereon has been redaced from (6,000 to (3,500; tbe chancel has been newly furnish ed in a style which will compare favorably with aDy rural church in Maryland; a fine organ bas been erected, at a coet of (1.000, all of which has been paid, and in addition tbe K resent efficient and well equipped vested choir as been organized and trained. Daring bis rectorship about one hundred persons have been presented for confirmation and tbe chnrch is in a healthy condition. Highly esteemed by all and deservedly popular, should be decide to cast bis lot elsewhere be will leave both in Belair and Delta, where through bis efforts a new church bas been added to the diocese of Harrisburg, a host of friends whose good wishes will accompany him to his new field of labor. An Organization of Property-Holders. —The property holders of Plat No. 1 of Roland Park incorporated an association on Tuesday under tbe name of the Property-holders’ Con ference of Plat No. lof Roland Park. The in corporators are Messrs. Henry P. Hynson, George W. Tall, Charles D. Cugle, Louis I. Turner, W. F. Smith, M. G. Porter and Henry R. Sharpless. s Jacksonville and Sunny brook, 10th Dis , trlct.—Thanksgiving day was very generally • observed in this section. Rev. W. L. Mchmal . horst preached an appropriate and highly ap -3 predated sermon at Chestnut Grove Church. There appeared to be a general feeling of thank i fulness for the many blessiDgs that had been i vouchsafed to the people daring the past year. ) Wedding bells chimed joyfully on Thanks . giving evening at Jacksonville and the village i had a decided appearance of festivity with its brilliant illnminations, etc. The occasion for all this was tne marriage of Miss Mabrve Car i roll, daughter of Mr. Perry Carroll, the village merchant, and Mr. Howard Jackson, son of I Mr. James Jackson, a prominent farmer of tbe neighborhood. The ceremony took place I at the home of the bride at 8 o'clock and was performed by Rev. W. L. Schmalhorst, pastor of Chestnut Grove Church. The bride was charmingly gowned in white chiffon and lace over white silk and carried white chrysanthe mums. The house waa tastefully decorated with palms and pink carnations and presented a very pretty scene. There were no attendants. Mrs. Schmalhorst presided at the piano and played the wedding music. After the cere mony the yonng couple received the hearty congratulations of the many relatives and friends in attendance. The bride was the re cipient of a large number of beautiful and use ful presents. A feature of the affair was the serenade that followed Mr. Ben Burk, who led tbe serenadera, was tbe spokesman for tbe party and was heartily applauded for bis effort. These visitors were cordially and hospitably treated and everything passed off most agree ably. Mrs. Agnes Emory, of Manor Glen, returned from Baltimore to attend the funeral of her nephew, Mr. Richard Emory, who died sud denly in California on the 25th of November. The funeral took place at Bt. James’ Church, My Lady’s Manor, at 12 h. on Tuesday. Miss Mamie Wright, of Baltimore, is visit ing her aunt, Mrs. John Piersol, at her home near Bunnvbrook. Miss Stiegler, formerly teacher of the public school at Sunny brook, has been spending some time with friends in this section of the county. Jackson, Willie ajtdWaUace Smith, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Jontt W. Smith, near Sunny brook, have been spending some time in Bal timore with their uncle and aunt, Mr. and : Mrs, Dixon Connolly. Miss Annie Burk is visiting relatives in Bal timore ; also her cousin, Mrs. Robert D. Mos ner, of Govanstown. Mias Qlara Price has returned from a visit to her sister, Mrs. Cyrns W. Coe, of Stewarts- Mr. Miles Carroll, of Baltimore, has been visiting bis parents at Jacksonville. The meetings of tbe Sweet Air Lyceum ap pear to be growing in interest and there was again a large attendance on Saturday night last. The program was interesting and amusiDg throughout and was highly enjoyed. The "Searchlight” is proving a feature that always "catches” the crowd and never offends. It is written np with much tact and skill. M. Ekio, 6th District.—We are experiencing very bracing weather and on Tuesday morniDg the mercury was 15 degrees above zero. Butchering is engaging the attention of all those who had not salted their porkers down before the cold wave struck us. Rev. J. A. Jones has begun a series of meet ings at Gunpowder Baptist Church, at this place. Mrs. Bubb, wife of Mr. Jacob Bubb, of Ris ing Sun, Md., was buried at Middletown, on Tuesday morniDg, Rev. F. B. Emenheiser preaching the funeral sermon. She was a daughter of Mr. John N. Houseman, of Mary land Line, and formerly lived in this neigh borhood. Mrs. Maggie Wampler, wife of Mr. William Wampler, JiviDg near Btewartstown, waa buried at Hoshall’a Memorial U. B. Church, on Wednesday. She was 28 years of age and had lived in this section for a number of years. Mr. Jefferson Bollinger bad a stroke of paraly sis a few days ago ana is at present in a very precarions condition. Mr. Sylvester Hare, who lives near Freeland, has bad a very severe attack of pleurisy, but is now somewhat better. Mrs. Eilen Darr, widow of William Darr, is suffering from a dislocated hip, caused by falling down a flight of steps. Tbe Ladies’ Aid Bociety of the M. E. Chnrch will bold a bazar and oyster supper at this place, on tbe 14th and 15tb inst. Rev. F. B. Emenheiser will preach at Pine Grove Church next Sunday morning. He is now holding protracted services at Cedar Grove Church. A bicycle photographer of Baltimore passed through this section last week taking snap shots of public schools and other objects where be thought shekels could be gathered in. Mrs. Maggie Bull, wife of Mr. Charles Bull, yardmaster at Union Station, Baltimore, was the guest of Mr. J. B. Hoshall, of Fairview, last San bath. Our people are very anxious for the N. C. R. R. Company to erect a station house at Walk er’s, especially so those who are milk ship pers at that point. There is between 100 and 200 gallons sent from that station daily, besides being a convenient point for large local travel. It is hoped that the company will grant this much-needed accommodation, which would be a means of increasing tbe company’s reve nue materially. B. Marble Hill, Bth District.—Mr. E. G* Merryman killed 23 prime porkers a few days ago, the heaviest weighing about 300 pounds. He believes that raising hogs pays and keeps good stock. He had a large crop of fine corn and could well afford put on the fat. We were sorry to hear of our friend, Natha niel Smith’s death. He lived to himself and seemed to enjoy life, going when it suited him to do little jobs of paintiDg. He was a good sign painter and many wagons are seen with his work on them. Mr. Sherman L. Kurtz, on whose place Mr. Smith lived, had to force his way last Sunday morning into the room and found him unconscious, but breathing hard. Mr. Smith was on tbe floor with no fire in the room. Mr. George W. Smith, of Hereford, on hearing of his brother’s illness, went to where he was on Monday morning but found him dead. Dr. J. E. Benson saw that Mr. Smith could not survive and said his illness was from a hemorrhage of the brain. Rev. Frederick I. Mumford, junior pastor of Hereford Circuit, has returned from visiting his former home at Snow Hill, Md. The Thanksgiving service at Ashland Pres byterian Church was of special interest through out. The sermon by Rev. E. H. Robbins was on the text: “This is the day the Lord bath made; we all rejoice and be glad in it?” Miss Flossie Bummerville, organist, bad the assist anceof Mrs.ClaraGallaban, Miss Millie Storms and Mr. John Frankenfield, Jr., in singing an anthem and the congregational hymns. There is a general scarcity of eggs and prices run 30 cents and over. The scarcity means less cake for us unless we buy them. Our housewifes put great emphasis on having eggs for many things that they are proud of making. Mr. J. Alfred Sparks continues ill at the home of his daughter, Mrs. 8. Storms. Raspeburg, 14th DUtrlct.—The “What’s ina-Name Social,” held at the home of Mrs. Charles Sieling, on Thanksgiving night by the Ladies’ Aid Society of Gatch’s M. E. Church, proved very successful and a snug sum was realized. A very enjoyable program was pre sented and refreshments were served. Mr. and Mrs. Waiter E. Neumayer, of Wash ington, D. C., spent a week with relatives and friends of tbis neighborhood. Miss Katibel Sieling, of this place, who spent the last two months with relatives in York, Pa., bas returned to her home, much benefited by her trip. Mr. H. Clifton McCormick, of Fullerton, is having a very pretty cottage erected on a por tion of his mother’s estate, known as "Mark Alexander’s Range,” which he will occupy some time in the early spring. Mr. Wm Get tier, of Hamilton, is the contractor and builder. Rev. T. E. Peters, of Waverly M E. Cburcb, will deliver a lecture at Gatch’s Church, on Monday evening, December 17th, at 8 o’clock. Subject—" Bridles and Spurs.” Mr. Peters is a very fine orator and is well worth going miles to hear. Tbis subject is one of his latest and tbe public is asked to hear it. Mi9s Stella Slade, of this place, was married on Thanksgiving evening, at Gatch’s M E. Church, to Mr. Frank Hance, of Laurel, Md. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Ralph Pearce and was witnessed by a large assem blage. The bride was dressed in cream crepe de chine trimmed with lace and carried Bride roses. After tbe ceremony a wedding supper was given at the home of the bride’s parents at Rockdale, after which the couple left for Laurel, their future home. G. Perry Hall, lltb District.—A surprise party was tendered Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jasper, by the members of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, at their home here, on Tuesday night, November 27th, in honor of Mr. Jasper’s 58th birthday. Rev. O. E. Swinehart, pastor of the church, was present and made some suitable and highly appreciated remarks. The affair was much enjoyed by all present, refreshments beiug served at a late hour. In the party were Mrs. Swinehart, Mr.and Mrs. Joseph Hollands, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Bchroeder, Mr. and Mrs. A. Schroeder, Mr.and Mrs E. J. Scbroeder, Mr. and Mrs. John Vogt, Mr. and Mrs. George Langkara, Mr. and Mrs. George L. Rey, Mr. and Mrs. John Horn, Mrs. A. Hoffmeister, Mrs. Joseph Huber. Misses Susie Hollands, Edna Danneman. Minnie Berkowske, Kate Vogt, Annie Hoffmeister, Elizabeth Jasper, Mr. John Hollands and others. Mr. William Schroeder presented Mrs. Jasper with a large bunch of beautiful pink carnations. X. Dulany’s Valley, 10th District. Miss May Dukehart and her brother, Mr. Charles Dukehart, of Baltimore, spent the Thanksgiv ing holiday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dukehart, of this valley. A valuable horse belonging to Mr. Maurice Dappricb, superintendent of Loch Raven, sus tained a fatal injury a few days ago bv run ning the sharp point of a fencerail into its breast. . . . Mr. and Mrs. William Albright attended the Epwortb League convention or East Baltimore District that was held on Thursday and Friday of this week. The oyster supper held last week at Dulauy s Valley school house was a successful affair, the receipts having been (110. Mr. Clayton Gompf, of tbis valley, has gone to Baltimore to study electrical engineering. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mullen are visiting rela tives in Baltimore. r. Monkton, N. O. B.B.—The funeralorMr. ’ Richard Emory, who died November 26th, In San Jose, Cal., of acute indigestion, took . place at St. James’ P. E. Church, on Tuesday last. Mr. Wm. C. Brooks was funeral direc tor and Rev. Duncan McCulloh had charge of the services. The choir, with Mrs. Harry T. Pearce as organist, sang sweet, comforting hymns of Goa’s great love and mercy. The floral offerings from friends and relatives were numerous and beautiful. One of the saddest things in connection with Mr. Emory’s death was that less than a year ago he took his bride out to California, no doubt with the hope in both their souls of long and nsefal livee spent together. In a few months death’s grim mes senger separates them and Mrs. Emory wends her way back to Maryland with the body of her husband, with hopes shattered and sorrow for her companion instead of the bright, joyous expectancy of her bridal trip. But such is life. Joy and sorrow go hand in hand. Miss Elizabeth Pearce will spend several days in Baltimore as tbe guest of her cousin, Miss Charlotte Denison. Miss Helen Bacon Shepperd will spend a few days in the city with relatives and friends. Mrs. A. R. Hitchcock will entertain the Ladies’ Guild of St. James’ Parish at her home on Friday of this week. My Lady’s Manor has a wideawake mer chant. Mr. A. R. Hitchcock, who keeps the Manor store, had a record breaking rush ThaoksgiviDg week, for a country store. He handled 100 bushels of apples, 12 crates of eggs, 12calve8and 14 coops of chickens. Mr. Hitch cock runs a market wagon to the city every week. He usually gives within one cent of quotations for eggs and other prodacta that he boys. . Rev. Solomon German is holding revival services at Monkton M. E. Church. Messrs. Mombley and Wardell, the evan gelists who have been holding meetings in Monkton Hall, are still holding forth and are said to be doing a good work among the rail road men. They were converted under a tramp preacher and take no collections. They are very good speakers, especially strong on Bible quotations. The J unior Gunpowder Club was charmingly entertained on Saturday last by Mr. and Mrs. T. Melville Pearce, at their beautifnl home on the Manor. I really think Baltimore county is to be congratulated that tbe club members are so fortunate as to have all tbe farm labor they need. Farmers are usually, to hear them talk in private, not so fortunate; but then, perhaps, as labor is banding together for pro tection they prefer to be employed by men who represent a farmer's organization like the Junior Club. The Union’s Monkton correspondent en joyed tbe Sweet Air Lyceum’s program on Saturday evening last and would like to con gratulate the society on its ability to get up a good debate without the speakers who were to have taken part by previous arrangement. Only one was present and they made a change ling of him, taking him from the affirmative side of tbe question to the negative, for which he was not prepared. And yet it showed the ability of Mr. Guthrie to debate. Mr. E. R. Haile’s paper on "Kissing” was strong in the ory and, of course, no writer on such a sub ject would be likely to tell us what be knew in practice. The “Searchlight” was fine. H. Roseville, 14th District.—Tbe Chnrch of the Holy Comforter held Thanksgiving and harvest home services, and the church was beautifully decorated with fruits, vegetables and evergreens. Rev. Joseph Baker is the rector. Service is held every Sunday at 11 a. m. We are glad to say that the section of road from Grange Hall to Poplar Hotel has been repaired and covered with crashed stone, under the supervision of Mr. James T. Milling. Yard 16, of the Baltimore Brick Company, will run tbis winter, which will please all the people snrronnding. All of the farmers of this section are readv for winter, and the past few days baa made them think of hog killing time. Mr. George T. Solomon has six hogs that will average 300 lbs. each. Tbey are abont 13 months old. The congregation of Zion Evangelical Chnrch will have Rev. Mr. Ellenberger, of Baltimore, at their church on Snnday, December 9th, at 2.30 p. m. All are invited to come. Sunday school at 1.30 p. m. Tbe Philadelphia Road Improvement Asso ciation has made an effort to get electric lights on that road, and it is hoped that tbey may get an electric railway also. D. Upper Falls, 11th District.—Miss Lena Hanna, of Franklinville, and Mr. Woodley Pyle were married Thanksgiving evening, at the home of the bride’s parents. Miss Grace Wann, a student at the State Normal School, spent the Thanksgiving holi day with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Wann, of Franklinville. The Epworth League of Salem M. E. Chnrch elected the following delegates and alternates to the convention held in Baltimore this week : Delegates—Mr. G. W. Montgomery, Mr. J. E. Standiford, Mrs. Joshua Hammond, Miss Elenora Corbin and Mr. Thomas Wells; alter nates—Mr. William Barton, Miss Lucy De moss. Miss Elsie Burton, Mrs. Flora Hagan and Mr. David Mummy; nominating com mittee—Mr. G. W. Montgomery. A very successful protracted meeting is in progress at Salem Church, conducted by the pastor. Rev. M. L. Beall. He is assisted by Revs. George T. Leech and William Lambright, of Baltimore. Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Ely and daughter, of Baltimore, and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Thompson, of Bradshaw, spent Thanksgiving with Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Burton of tbis place. Mr. Harry Hurtt and family, of Dickeyville, spent Thanksgiving with Mr. and Mrs. J. Ferguson. B. Lauraville, Harford Road.—The Laura ville Voluneer Fire Company was called out to a fire in a woods on the Belair road, but it was put out by others. This company held a smoker on Thursday night of this week and a most enjoyable time was had by all who at tended. The Suburban Bank of Lauraville and Ham ilton is in a flourishing condition, and all resi dents are respectfully invited to patronize it. The oyster treat given by Mr. Fred. Hill to his many patroDS on Thanksgiving day was largely attended. Hamilton Hall had a slight fire on Wednes day, but it was put out with very little damage. Lauraville Volunteer Company was called out the same evening to put out a fire at the residence of Mr. Charles Sefton, at Hamilton. Tbe above company has a mascot in the shape of a big brown curly dog which belongs to tne D. Markley Supply Company. He always turns out when the fire-bell rings. “Curley," which is the dog’s name, runs to the track house and barks until the truck leaves. H. Greenwood, 11th District.—On Wednesday night Leah Lodge of Rebecka, of Glen-Arm, gave a complimentarv supper to tbe members of Bethany Lodge. Despite the very inclement weather the attendance was good and a very enjoyable evening was spent. Of coarse the supper was fine—with so many excellent house keepers to provide it—and that the guests did it ample justice goes without saying. Mr. William Piper, who had been sick for some time, is able to be out again. Mr. Marion Shearman, superintendent of the Court House at Towson, who was indis posed for some time and confined to bis home in this district, has recovered sufficiently to be able to resume his duties. Rev. M. L. Beall will preach and administer communion at Waugh Church, Sunday, De cember 9th, at 11 a. m. Epworth League ser vice at 7.30 p. m. All will be welcome. J. Loreley, 11th District.—“ Montana Joe,” who is pushing a wheelbarrow from New York to Texas, passed through this place last Satur day. He stopped long enough to show the bovs some slight-of-hand tricks. Miss Ida Turner, of Millington, Kent county, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Harry Nichols, of this place. Mrs. Lawrence Brown, who had been visit ing her sister in Harford county, ha 9 returned to her home here. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Bell, of Baltimore, spent Thanksgiving with Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Baxter, of this place. Messrs. Robert Shutt and Cecil Jones, of Baltimore, were guests last week of Miss Jennie Dreyer, of Loreley. L. Golden Wedding Anniversaries.—Mr. and Mrs. William H. Eblere celebrated tbe fiftieth anniversary of their marriage last Sat urday evening at Linden, the home of Mr. Ehler’s brother. Mr. Lewis Ehlers, near Irving ton. Mr. and Mrs. Ehlers entered to thestrains of the wedding march from “Lohengrin,” played by Miss Elsye Olivia Milburn. They took their places under an arch of greens, from which was suspended a wedding bell of yellow chrysanthemums. Rev. Charles Bbannon Biggs made a few appropriate remarks. Re freshments were served. A large number of guests were present and many beautiful pres ents were received. On Tuesday Mr and Mrs. Christian J. Smith celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage at their home in Oovanstown by giving a reception to their relatives and friends at their residence on Glenwood avenue. The couple were married on December 4tb, 1856, in Washington. Both Mr. and Mrs. Smith were born in Germany, but tbey have lived in this country nearly all their lives. Mr. Smith is a well-known confectioner in Baltimore. He is also a prominent member of the Odd Fellows and also of Hebron Encampment and of Can ton Monumental. He and his wife are known as the father and mother of Queen Esther Rebekah Lodge, they having founded it. The conple have had ten children—six sods and four daughters. There are also fifteen grand children. Railroad Company Brought Salt for Small Amount.—A dispatch from York dated December 2d says: “Counter suits, which will prove to be costly, were heard here yesterday in which the only sum involved was (6, the parties thereto being the Maryland and Penn sylvania Railroad Company and H. W. McCall, of this city. Tbe railroad company had sued Mr. McCall for (1. claimed as demurrage on a car in which he bad shipped some goods. Mr. McCall brought a counter sait against th railroad company for (5 for the alleged loes of wheat which he claimed had sifted through one of the company’s cars. Mr. McCall ob tained judgment in his suit, while the case of the Railroad Company vs. fi. W. McCall waa I held under consideration by Alderman N. C. I May.” , GUNPOWDER AGRICULTURAL CLUB. Monthly IfMtiaff at Mr. Bacon’s Farm— The Farm Labor Problem Consid ered-How It Can be Solved — Inspection Committee’s Re port of Mr. Crowder's Farm—The Fodder Question Con sidered, Etc. The Senior Gunpowder Agricultural Club met Saturday, November 84th, at the farm of Mr. Lewia M. Bacon, near Belfast. Mr. J. Summer- Held Crowther waa foreman and had Messrs. E. G. Merrymah and N. H. Gill with him as inspec tion committee. Others of the members pres ent were Messrs. George Frame, John Bond James B. Ensor, John Crowther, Asa B. Gardi ner, Jr., and L. M. Bacon. The following mem bers of the Junior Gunpowder Agricultural Club were present, Mr. Bacon having specially in vited the club: Messrs. T. V. Richardson, C. H. Price, W. D. Curry, Granville Matthews, E. E. Scott, Daniel 8. Pearce and Calvin D. Price. Other visitors were Messrs. Thomas C. Pearce, Samuel Bacon, Wm. Stauffer, Howard Crowther, Clyde Stover, L. M. Bacon, Jr., Daniel Ryan, J. K. Richardson, Charles Smith, Wm. G. Shelley and A. Johnson. Appreciation was expressed for the invitation to the Maryland State horticultural exhibition at the Fifth Regiment Armory, Baltimore. Mr. B. G. Merryman said he had attended other ex hibitions and was much interested in them. A letter from State Forester F. W. Besley was read saying he desired to get in close touch with farmers and all owners of woodlands throughout the State to assist in insuring better forest con ditions and a greater permanent income. He would be glad to open correspondence with all interested persons and advise with them in the matter of forest management. Mr. L. M. Bacon was appointed a committee to confer with the Jupior Club as to any future action in the prijmlses. The secretary was directed to reply to like letter. A-letter from Mr. Asa B. Gardiner, Jr., secre tary Of the Farmers’ League of Maryland, was read. Ittated that the next meeting would be held December 80th, at 8 P. M„ at O’Donovan Hall, Jobnt Hopkins University, to consider affairs of importance to the agricultural inter ests of the State, and to discuss the farm labor problem and tie free seed distribution as it now prevails. Spetkers are expected from the State Bureau of Imaigration, the U. 8. Department of Commerce aid Labor and the U. 8. Agri cultural Department. All farmers’ clubs and organisations are expected to be represented by authorized delegates or alternates. Messrs. E. G. Merryman, J. 3. Ensor, L. M. Bacon, John Bond and George Frame were named as dele gates. Mr. Gardiner said there is a tendency of labor to the cities and thlsis the case with immigrants. The Southern states as well as other parts of the country, feel the joes of labor on the farms. While there are restrictions on foreign labor in that no contracts are allowed in bringing labor to this country, yet the modification of the law can be considered so that farm help can be ob tained at least for a period of five years. Mr. John Crowther having read with much interest the editorial in the Baltimore Sun on “Restrictions on the Importation of Agricul tural Laborers,” asked that it be read to the members. In part it was as follows: “The city factories and workshops all over the land have been attracting the labor from the fields, leaving the farmers and planters with in sufficient men to plant, cultivate and harvest their crops. In order to provide labor princi pally for the fields the South Carolina Immigra tion Bureau recently secured a ship load of immigrants from Northern Europe—people of the best laboring classes—to land at Charleston. Mr. Gompers. of the Federation of Labor, be lieves this to be a violation of the law, which ex cludes immigrants who are under oontract when they land, but he is opposed in that heis fight ing against the best interests of the Southern States. Mr. A. F. Trappe, secretary of the Mary land Bureau of Immigration, thinks the worth less adventurer has nothing to lose by going to a new country. The industrious worker will not give up his occupation in his native land unless he has some assurance that he can get another, and it is not right to shut the doors against the very people that we need. “Against the importation of men to till the ground there is no sound argument that can be advanced. Indeed, an abundance of farm labor is more to the advantage of organized labor than any other class except the farmers. Unless the farmers make crops to be moved there will be little employment for railroad workers, locomo tive engineers and firemen. The men who work in car shops will be discharged, the furnace fires will go out, and iron workers will be idle. Similar effect will be manifested in numerous interests. “The men who compose labor organizations, which are now engaged in an effort to keep workers out of the fields, will find that the price of bread, meat and vegetables, has advanced because the farmer has less to sell. “What we want is a modification of the immi gration laws as will admit the best class of agricultural labor. Everything whloh tends to develop and strengthen agriculture will benefit organized labor in the cities as well as other clapes of consumers.” The article was favorably received and much discussion ensued on the line of getting labor for the farm, how to meet the scarcity of help, the fitness of persons for farming and the re sults of good and bad management. Mr. John Crowther said: “Some localities do not encourage farming as thore are publio works which take the laborers who work a limited number of hours and for more money than farmers can afford to pay. There are some per sons who are not fitted for farmers, as condi tions are against them. The farmer who has his family to help him is favored and is ready to do what the farm requires. It is not a drudgery but a business and a pleasure. When men can not meet conditions then they are not in the right place. Many men are hunting hands when they should be doing the work themselves. I knew one who was days hunting some one to help him. I know the weather and other condi tions Interfere with a farmer’s plans and the farmer suffers a loss. He must consider many things in a business way as is done in other branches of industry. The banker makes the best use of his money, and if he cannot get six per cent, be will take less. It does not profit him to hold on to it. Success in farming depends much on the kind of labor. Some men will do as much as two men and manifest more interest in what the employer wants done. In Pennsyl vania 1 think there is common interests with farmers and families, and there is every indica tion of this in the appearance and success of the farm and families.” Mr. L. M. Bacon said: “Owing to the scarcity of labor farmers are forced to get labor-saving machinery. There is a certain amount of labor required and this should be planned for. A farmer should be able to direct his men for their good as well as his own. Labor, too, seeks com panionship and where a community shows this then there is seen a tendency of labor to remain. It does not pay to hire cheap labor; besides there is dissatisfaction with it.” Mr. Gardiner said: “The farmers of Pennsyl vania are successful and contented. Their lives are most simple and the female help are their dependants. The failure in farming in many Instances is due to the bad management of the farm and farm labor and the lack of interest on the part of the farmer’s family. An instance of what can be done is seen in this county, where a farmer, with the help of his family, ships 36 gallons of milk daily and keeps the farm work up, and this season put away 800 barrels of corn. The thoughtful farmer plans for his work and the gathering of his crops.” Mr. J. B. Ensor said: “The farmers have many discouragements, not only by labor but manu facturers. Farmers should study their Interests as to help and not work against each other in hiring and otherwise. If they were organized m* true to each other they can get everything in reason and it might be what manufactured iyrtlcles are needed. It is too muoh the case that we have to pay a big price for the repairs to machinery. There is a class of laborers that do but little and we should guard against them. I favor fair compensation, but not more than we are able to give. When a young man on the farm 1 saved money working at $lO per month and board.” Mr. William Stauffer said: “I pay labor a little more than what his board costs and encourage the laborer and plan to get the most for what I pay out. What I spent for labor in finishing the cultivation of com, I am sure, paid me doubly in the increase of corn. I pay $1.36 per day without board all seasons, not increasing it at harvest time, and find men are willing and ready to do their part, coming early in the morning when required.” Mr. T. V. Richardson said: "I have some sympathy for the laboring man and try to do my part toward him. The men who stay with me I recognize with appreciation and reward. I am in the dairy business and have men to come and go. It used to be we had plenty of men to do our work but many farmers now find it diffi cult to get the needed help.” Mr. W. D. Curry said: “It is not a good policy to import labor, no more so than to open up our western lands. With the labor and the land now in cultivation produce sells at a low figure. While we have unfavorable conditions, yet we must make our farms come up to them. The farmer must work and not expect others to do it for him. There is too much time wasted hunting for labor when the work could be done by the one who is on the road.” Mr. J. B. Crowther said: “I think every farmer should study the economical plan of growing crops. Labor is a factor in the growing of them. When 1 see a loss in a crop then I stop growing it.” Mr. Frame said: “The farmers on the Eastern Shore are not depending on the Individual farm help when threshing begins, but unite their forces and help each other. Farmers can ac acompllsh more by union of interests in many things, but it is too often the case that the op posite is manifested as some time ago it was sug ‘ geeted by a farmer that his neighbors and others combine in getting clover seed—only the best seed and at a reduced price—but the propo sition failed. There should be a general sympa thy for all farm interests and in the employ ment of labor.” Mr. Clyde Stover, of Pennsylvania, said: “The farmers in my State have good farms and good crops, which are much due to the reciprocating of interests and the helpfulness of the females of the home. The ladies of the house are ever ready to help In what is required and especially in the time of an emergency to do what they can to meet it. The labor question of the farm is met in that way. The farm indicates the in terest that all the members of the household take in it. The* farmers help each other in the way of saving of their crops and threshing.” It was said that owing to the scarcity of labor there is a great deal of corn in the fields un husked and as to how to meet the scarcity of labor the immigration laws might be modified so as to admit persons who would locate on our farms. Notwithstanding the shortage of farm help those present had about finished their corn harvest. Mr. Stauffer reported 1,000 barrels from 80 acres, besides that used for ensilage. Mr. W < G. Shelley got an average of 14A barrels per acre. Mr. N. H. Gill raised 13K barrels per aero on 30 acres. What is the price of bran? was asked. An swer—s 23 per ton. It was said the price is too high for much profit and that oats at 39 cents a bushel is cheaper than bran at that price. Mr. Frame spoke of the great demand now for bran when years ago, while he was traveling in the milling districts of the West, he saw piles of ; bran which were set on fire to get rid of a law had to be passed to prevent the ipifllefS' from throwing the bran into the streams.: ] The next meeting of this club wi|l4>b.,held J . December 89th, at the home of - 2227 North Calvert street, Baltimore. The quo** tion for discussion will be given later. RKPORT or THI INSPECTION COMMITTEE AT MR. J. S. CBOWTHER’B FARM. The stroll at this place was limited in extent as a rain storm came before it was finished. Much, though, of interest was seen and favor ably spoken of. A part of the corn crop had been cut by a corn-harvester, the working of which gave every satisfaction. The corn, al though planted June 9th, was good. The garden was in good condition and showed excellent crops. The sweetpotatoes covered much of the garden and were unusually fine. The crop of round potatoes was of good quality as well as numerous. The watermelons were duly ap preciated at dinner. The cows presented a good appearance and showed careful attention. A lot of alfalfa, whloh was cut three times, showed a good growth. The whole place shows great improvement by reason of the care bestowed on it. The location is one that commands a fine view of the surrounding country. We hope that coming years will add beauty, fertility and more conveniences to the farm. E. G. Merryman, 1 George Frame, .-Committee. , L. M. Bacon, ) REGULAR QUESTION—“HOW BEST TREAT CORN FODDER TO MAKE IT MORE VALUABLE FOR FEEDING PURPOSES ?” Mr. Richardson said: “There are ways to get more good from fodder than what I follow. I have a good deal of it and feed it according to convenience. I feed much of the long fodder on the sod and in the barnyard, but the yard should be dry. I let the cows run out every day for awhile. The dry cows and young stock are fed principally on fodder. The fodder will feed longer if shredded. Clover or mixed hay and en silage are fed to the cows in the stable.” Mr. Curry said: “My method is to cut the fod der short and use any cutter I can get. I like the Tornado cutter best. The blades this year are very little account,owing to the bad weather; hence the fodder is better cut up. The butts of the stalks make as good feed as any other part of the fodder. I have not seen any cattle with sore mouths from eating it. 1 feed forty baskets of fodder a day and am satisfied that I do not get over two baskets that is not eaten. If I had plenty of straw I would cut it with the fodder, and especially with fodder that is damp. I have found that cattle eat the straw too. I have salt ed fodder with good results.” Mr. E. E. Scott said: “I think it pays to cut or shred fodder for convenience in rack feeding. I have shredded a great deal and prefer to do it as it is hauled from the field than after it is ricked. I used two wagons in hauling. My fod der has kept well, but the Dent corn fodder is not as good as that from the Fuss corn. It pays to cut fodder for use as bedding and I find the pith of the stalks absorbs the liquid manure. I notice the difference in butter if I feed no clover hay, as when I feed the hay the butter is better and I get more of it. I have salted fodder but did not do it this year.” Mr. D. S. Pearce said: “I think the best way to utilize fodder is to make ensilage of it, and yet we cannot do all of it that way. I will use shredded fodder and save the hay for market. I will give fodder also to the horses. I feed ensi lage to the cows twice a day and give long fod der out in the field where the cows roam. I have seventy head of cattle. Horses do not eat the whole husk, but will when cut. The Tornado plan cuts up fodder finer than the shredder. An old thresher will prepare fodder In good shape.” Mr. C. D. Price said: “I have been cutting some fodder and feed some long through the day; never had much fodder to spoil after cut ting. I have salted fodder. I have found that the feeding of bay gives better results in milk, but do not favor the giving of timothy bay.” Mr. Granville Matthews said: “I think we save by cutting fodder and prefer the Tornado preparation to the shredded plan.” Mr. C. H. Price said: “I feed fodder once a day and hay at another time. lam feeding some long fodder. I find the threshing machine pre pares fodder very well, breaking the stalks to pieces.” Mr. Stauffer said : “I favor the shredding of fodder, but like putting some on the field or sod where the cattle exercise with which they do better.” In feeding fodder in the barnyard it was said the yard should be dry, and it can be made so by the use of cinders or sand; the latter packs and absorbs the liquid. With stone the liquid is lost; besides the stone is an annoyance. Mrs. Bacon gave her guests a fine collation and was assisted by Mrs. Daniel S. Pearce. Mrs. C. H. Price, Mrs. Howard Crowther and Misses Carrie Bacon, Anna Matthews and Elia F. Scott. Owing to some of the members being obliged to meet a train at Cockeysville the meeting ad journed earlier than usual. The Men’s Club of Trinity Church.— There was organized in Towson some weeks ago in the chapel of the Trinity P. E. Church, an organization to be known as the “Men’s Club of Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church of Towson and Vicinity.” Rev. Robert 8. Conpland, of Ascension Church, Baltimore, gave a lucid talk upon the men’s club of his church. Mr. Edward B. Passano is president. The president has appointed the following standing committees: Committee on speakers, Stewart Ridgely, chairman; T. C. Bruff, Sr., and Gas Grason; hospitality committee, H. V. Waltjen, chairman; Thomas C. Sinclair and John H. Grill. .. The first meeting will be held on the evening of December 12th, at 8 o’clock, in the chapel, when the club will hear an address by Mr. James H. Preston, one of the Board of Police Commissioners of Baltimore. Later light refreshments will be served and a social good time had while the cigars are being Sl A > R e males of Towson and its vicinity of 16 years and over are eligible for membership and are cordially invited to join the club. The meetings will be held monthly, at which promi nent speakers will address the club on current subjects or the hour. The dues will be one dollar per year, payable in advance. All the Attachments Quashed.—ln the Circuit Court here on Monday five attachments, in the aggregate amounting to about $6,000, secured against the property of Mrs. Helen A. W. Cowen, widow of John K. Cowen, were quashed. When the attachments were laid it was alleged that Mrs. Cowen was a nonresi dent of the State. Bhe was in court on Monday and stated that she was not a nonresident. Mr. George Whitelock and Mr. W. Thomas Kemp, also Mr. James V. Dignowity, testified that Mrs. Cowen was not a nonresident when the attachments were laid, about November, a Dallam & Marbnry represented four of the attaching creditors. These and the amounts alleged to be dne them by Mrs. Cowen are: L. A. Dieter, $1,177 ; Wm. J. C. Dulany Company. $484.07; James A. Armiger Com pany, $4,097.98, and Bach, Myers & Hammar strom, SSOO. , Mr. Roland B. Harvey represented the Bel vedere Bailding Company, trading as the Hotel Belvedere. This company laid an at tachment for $404.63. Mr. David Stewart ap peared for Mrs. Cowen, who owns the large farm in lower Long Green Valley known as Notch Clift. Sale of a Fine Farm.— James L. Norwood, auctioneer, sold at the Conrt House door on Monday, for Messrs. Emanuel W. Herman, John 1. Yellott, Lawrence W. Parks and Elisha F. Parks, trustees in the eqaity case of Mary E. Caples and others against Anna B. Parks and others, the farm of the late John R Parks, situated on the east side of the York turnpike, opposite Texas. Bth district; pur chased by Mr William G. Parks for $12,250. The place contains 155 teres and is well im proved. It adjoins the lands of Mr. Elisha F. Parks, the late Mrs. Joshua F. C. Talbott and others. The purchaser is a son of ex-County Treasurer William Parks and a son-in-law of the late John R. Parks. He is an active young fanner. Personal Mention.— _ „ . —Mrs. Margaret Lanins, of York, Pa., is visiting her uncle, Capt. E. Herman, of Luther ville. —Mr. Thomas F. Matthews and family have removed from Ruxton, N. C. R. R., to Balti more for the winter. —Mrs. Sarah R. Carter, widow of Mr. Uriah Carter, has removed from Baynesville to West Twenty-fourth street, Baltimore. —Mrs. Samuel Brady, who spent Thanks giving in New York, has returned to Baltimore, where she lives with her son, Mr. ITpton S. Brady. —Mrs. Edward Colgan, of Reckord, and Mrs. Archer Rilev. of Pleasantville, are spending some time with relatives and friends in Brook lyn, N. Y. —Mr. and Mrs. H. Carroll Brown, of Brook landwood. Green Spring Valley, have taken a house in New York city where they will spend the winter. —Mr. Charles R. Varley Myers, of the 13th district, is foreman of the present grand jury, this being the first time he has ever served in that capacity. —Mr. Gottleib Hanf, who has rented his farm at Blenheim, 10th district, will sell all his per sonal property thereon on Wednesday, Decem ber 19th, and remove to Baltimore. —Mr. Fred. Hertel and family have closed their summer home at Ruxton, N. C. R. R., and taken an apartment at The Ruxton, Eu taw Place, Baltimore, for the winter. —Mr. Philip E. Bayne, of Ridgefield, Conn., who is native of Baynesville, near Towson, came on to attend the funeral of his father, Mr. William Bavne, who died a few days ago. —Dr. and Mrs. St. Clair Streett, of Kansas City, Mo., have been visiting relatives in Har ford county. Dr. Streett, who is a native of Harford, is a brother of the late Charles H. Streett. —Marguerite, the 3-year-old daughter of Mr, and Mrs. John C. Schmidt, of Long Quarter .iftiiß, near Towson, who was seriously ill for days, is convalescing under the care of ©r. B. F. Bussey. •: *—Mrs. Rose Keech, who spent several TRonths with her son, Mr. William S. Keech, at Towson, left for Washington on Friday, '7sli Inst., and will remain there daring the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Henry Selden. —Mr. Richard Vincent, Jr., of the firm of R. Vincent, Jr. A; Bon, was reelected vice-presi dent for Baltimore county of the Maryland State Horticultural Society, the ninth annual meeting and exhibition of which was held in Baltimore this week. —Mr. Albert 8. Cook, superintendent, and Mr. John T. Hershner, assistant superinten dent of Baltimore connty schools, attended the annual meeting of the Association of School Commissioners and Superintendents held at the State Normal School, in Baltimore, this week. —Among the Baltimore county lawyers who attended the annual meeting and banquet of the Bar Association of Baltimore, held at the Hotel Rennert on Tuesday night, were Messrs. Harry E. Mann, Emanuel W. Herman, Car ville D. Benson, John H. Grill and John Wat son, Jr. —Mr. William L. Clayton, who publishes a newspaper in Jenkintown, Pa., paid a visit a few day-i ago to his brother-in-law, Dr. A. C. McCurdy, of Towson. Mr. Clayton, in addi tion to being an editor, is chief burgess of bis town and traverses bis bailiwick in a swift motor car. —State Senator John S. Biddison, Captain Henry Noth, Mr. Thomas Dietrich and Mr. ikwxs Streett, who spent several days hunting in the vicinity of Bush river, met with much success. They killed 25 partridges, 14 wood cock and about 40 rabbits. While hunting at night they caught 3 ’coons end 11 possums. —Mrs. Philip A. 8. Franklin, formerly of Baltimore county, was one of the patronesses at the annual reception and ball of the Mary land Society in New York, which was held at Sherry s, on Wednesday night. Mr. Franklin, who is among the vice-presidents of tbesociety, was a member of the reception committee at the ball. —Mr. A. D. Clemens, who is largely con cerned in real estate and bnilding at Govans town, attended the meeting in Towson on Wednesday held to organize an improvement association. He manifested muoh interest in the discussion of the water question, his town being among those that will be affected by the proposed changes. —Mr. Basil B. Bowen, of the4tb district, who has spent a number of days hunting since the open season began, both in Carroll and Bal timore counties, says he never before saw partridges as scarce as they are this fall. He is unable to account for this in view of the fact that last summer the whistle of the Bob White could be beard in almost every field. Mr. Bowen says he found woodcock plentiful in Carroll county—more of them, in fact, than partridges. —On Saturday last Mrs. Roosevelt, wife of the President, came over from Washington to see the historic Hampton house, near Towson, and spent several hours very pleasantly with Mr. and Mrs. John Ridgely, with whom she took luncheon. She was accompanied by Hon. Henry White, of the diplomatic service; Sena tor Lodge, of Massachusetts, and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. Buckler, of Baltimore, who brought the party out from the city in an automobile. Mr. White, who is a first cousin of Mr. Ridgely, is an intimate friend of President Roosevelt. Mrs. Roosevelt was charmed with the old Hampton house and the stately grounds that surround it. Marriage Licenses In November.—Dur ing the month of November Mr. William P. Cole. Clerk of the Circuit Court, issued marriage licenses to the following persons: WHITE. August Whitehurst to Carrie L. Groskopf. Maurice E. Dise to Nettie M. Ness. William Taylor Phippe to Julianna E. Lyons., Oliver G. Gore to Lula P. Todd. William O. Mielke to Bertha V. Ports. Wesley C. Cooper to Rachel D. Howard. Cornelius Berger to Lyda E. Leach. John C. Frank to Lula M. Thompson. Everett E. Coles to Pearla Litzinger. George J. Westermann to Barbara M. Kerit. Emanuel Knox to Lillian Hime. Samuel I. Mansfield to Mary K. Traband. Fred. C. Unkert to Annie Klass. John H. Phillips to Margaret Knnert. August W. Fischer to Sophia Andre. John R. Peregoy to Effie M. Hale. Clarence E. Manohan to Ida C. Baumgart. George R. Huston to Lillie B. Devese. Corbin C. Cogswell to Ethel B. Cox. John H. Rever to Anna A. Schneider. George F. M. McCullough to Laura F. Smith. John L. Drexel to Bertha I. Phillips. Casper J. Long to Emma V. Cummins. Walter 8. Brinkmann to Edna B. Wacker. John B. Behr to Emma V. Humphreys. Richard Kunkel to Elizabeth Bernhard. Nimrod F. Hart to Delda M. Cleaver. Patrick J Brady to Catherine Smith. William W. Parrish to Myrtle G. Bryant. Raymond P. Howard to Pearl P. Tracey. Gerhard J. Kormann to Bertha Knop. J. Emory Cockey to Mabel Swem. Charles Markle to Anna M. Wallace. Columbus Tracey to Ivy J. Thompson. Alfred C. Hubbard to Emma J. Quick. G. J. Schnessler to Catherine Schatzschneider. Charles L. Kone to Lulu E. Zink. B. F. Wilson, Jr., to Georgianna C. Willingham Lewis C. Hofline to Maggie M. Becker. Charles Ogle to Emma Konig. Frank 8. Hance to Stella F. Blade. Howard C. Jackson to Mabrey Carroll. William N. Thomas to Katie E. King. Conrad Zinkhan, Sr., to Olive P. Leight. Harry G. Williams to Edith A. Bowen. Louis H. Pflager to Irene E. March. Julius W. Hafner to Lain Rode. John W. Strauss to Helen M. Merle. Ralph W. Rider to Ruth P. Klingelhofer. William Munk to Mary Moll. Joseph G. Oechsler to Lillie E. Glasby. COLORED. Joseph Jackson to Frances D. M. James. William Rogers to Ollie M. Hall. Charles H. Williams to Mary J. Jones. James E. Brooks to Jessie A. Demines. David Howard to Addie R. Barley. Osborne Spriggs to Mary E. Liggins. The Towson Guild’s Plans for the Win ter.—At a meeting of the Towson Guild, held last Saturday evening, the president, Mr. Osborne I. Yellott, appointed the following ex ecutive committee: Thomas C. Bruff, Sr , Rev. W. H. H Powers, Major John I. Yellott, John H. Grill, E. B. Passano and Thomas C. Sinclair. At a meeting of this committee, held later, it was proposed that an entertainment com mittee be appointed whose business it would be to provide monthly entertainments free for the members of the Guild. The following were named as this committee: Thomas C. Bruff. Sr., chairman; Miss Eleanor Yellott, Mrs. R. C. Massenburg aDd John H. Grill. . Another innovation proposed and carried was that of admitting to membership in the Guild, free of the payment of dues, the ladies of Towson and vicinity. It is hoped that all the ladies of the village will take advantage of this and become members. It was decided that the reception room be renovated and decorated; that some rocking chairs be purchased, pictures secured to adorn the walls, lace enrtains for the windows, a large rug for the floor, etc. Rev. Mr. Powers was appointed a committee to look after this particular room and see to making it a place of beauty and comfort. Mr. John H. Grill wasappointeda committee to look after the library. He has promised to see that new magazines and popular papers of the day be placed upon the tables shortly. Mr. Thomas C. Sinclair was appointed house committee. In reference to the entertainment committee it is proposed that each month—save the sum mer months—an entertainment shall be given, free to the members, after which there will be an impromptu dance lasting about an hoar and a-balf. At some of these entertainments it is proposed to have light refreshments. It is the intention and earnest desire of the presi dent and the executive force to make the Guild attractive to its members and their friends by providing harmless and innocent entertain ments for the inhabitants of Towson and vicinity, and if it is in the power of this com mittee they propose that the members shall have a good time this winter at amall cost. All residents of Towson and vicinity, male and female, are cordially invited to become members and take advantage of the opportu nity presented to them of enjoyiog themselves. The dues will remain the same as usual— twenty-five cents per month for males. Ladies will be welcomed to membership free of dues. Mr. John H. Grill was appointed press committee. Towns Improvement Association Or ganlzsa—Action on the Water Question. —A largely attended meeting of the citizens of Towson was held at the Guild House on Wed nesday night, the object being to permanently organize an improvement association for the town and its immediate vicinity. Dr. R. C. Massesborg presided, and Mr. E. Stanton Bos ley was secretary. The association is formed for the general improvement of the town and to consider all subjects affectiDg the community. A constitution and by-laws were adopted. They limit the scope or the association to a territory extending three-quarters or a mile from the Court House. Any taxpayer or prop erty owner having interests in the village and not a resident can become a member. The following directors were elected: Dr. R. C. Massenburg. Major John I. Yellott, Wm. P. Cole, Charles E. Fendali, Col. D. G. Mcln tosh, Dixon C. Walker and Henry C. Long necker. The directors selected officers as follows : President—James J. Lindsay. Vice-President—N. D. R. Allen. Treasurer—W. Clarence Craumer. Secretary—T. Scott Offutt. The water question was then taken up and fully discussed by Col. Mclntosh, Major Yel lott, Mr. Charles E. Fendali, Mr. John Grason and others. The committee appointed at a former meeting, consisting of Col. D.G. Mcln tosh and Messrs. James J. Lindsay and C. E. Fendali, to investigate Rockburn creek and to get whatever information it could about the proposed change, was continued and directed to report at the next meeting, and was increased by the addition of Major Yellott and Mr. John Grason. The association unanimonsly adopted the following resolution: “That, upon the best information we can get up to the present time, it is the opinion of this association that the proposed action of the Baltimore Connty Water aud Electric Com pany, by which Towson will be deprived of its present pure water supply and have substituted therefor water of doubtful character, is fraught with great daDger to our health and property interests, and we have therefore pledged our best efforts to prevent the proposed change of water supply.’’ The stated meetings of the association will be held monthly, the board of directors being empowered to call meetings oftener as oc casion should arise. The charter members of the association who signed the roll and paid the yearly fee of 25 cents are: John I. Yellott, Charles E. Fendali, T. Scott Offutt, Benjamin P. But.ler. John Grason, John M. Shea, D. O. Mclntosh. Dr. R. C. Massenburg, John C. Perkins, Elmer J. Cook, Frank I. Wheeler, W. Clarence Craumer, William P. Cole. John F. Anderson, James J. Lindsay, Thomas W. Offutt, Arthur L. Bosley, Henry G. Shirley, Z. Howard Isaac, George E. Wright. Thomas C. Bruff, Louis Hergenratlier. John B. Longnecker, Dixon C. Walker, H. C. Longnecker, N. D. R. Allen, Rezin H. Denny, E. Stanton Bosley, Dr. Harry 8. Jarrett. Dr. A. C. McCurdy. Death of Sister Mary Victor. Sister Mary Victor, of the school sisters of Notre Dame, died early on Tuesday morning at her mother’s home in Long Green Valley. She was in her 24th year, and was known in the world as Miss Helen L. Hinder, daughter of Mrs. Kate L. and the late Frederick Hinder. She entered the Notre Dame order in her 20th Jear, and for fifteen months taught in St. oseph’s School, New York city, where she won the love and esteem of both sisters and pnpils. About a year ago, while teaching at Mt. Savage, she contracted a severe cold that developed into grip, from which she never fully recovered. A few months later she was assign ed to the Convent of the Immaculate. Towson, in hope that the milder climate would hasten her restoration to health. It did not prove beneficial, however, and she gradually grew worse until June of the present year, when, upon the advice of her physicians, she returned to her home. Sister Victor was a lovable character and her bright and cheerful dispo sition won her many friends. Besides her mother she is survived by three sisters and three brothers, who have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement. The funeral took place on Friday morn ing at 10.30 o’clock, at St. John’s Church, Long Green Valley. How to Fatten the Christmas Gobbler. —H. M. J., of Newcastle, Pa., writes as fol lows to the Country Gentleman : "Kindly tell some way to fatten the turkey gobblers with out fattening the flock. I want to fatten the gobblers and to keep the hens for breeding; they are the beautiful Bronze breed. Is soft corn a good fattener ? lam feeding a gallon of wheat twice a day to a flock of 24 ; But of course, as they are running at liberty, the hens get as much as the gobblers. What amount of feed should each gobbler get to fatten him ?” Answering the above inquiry the editor says: "The best way to fatten thegobblers separately from the hen turkeys is to keep those that you do not wish to fatten to themselves, and per mit those that you wish to fatten to have their liberty. Feed these fonr or five times a day, so as to encourage them to stay about the house. Soft corn or new corn is a very good fattening food for turkeys, but do not give too much of it at first; equal parts of the soft corn and wheat would do remarkably ■)! fatten the gobblers they should have all the grain mixture they will eat. Divide the ra tions into four meals a day, the heaviest at night.” A ‘‘Mule Case” in Court.—The case of Jesse M. Harden against Frank H. Zouck, on trial several days in the Circuit Court before Judge Burke and a jury, resulted in a verdict for Mr. Zouck after the jury had been out a short time. Mr. Harden sued Mr. Zouck, the president of the Reisterstown Savings Bank and who is well known in that community, before Jnstice Beckley for the treatment and livery of a male which Mr. Zouck had loaned Mr. Harden to help do bis farm work. Mr. Harden claimed SIOO andrecoveredajudgment before the jnstice for SSO. Mr. Zouck appealed the case to the Circuit Court, with the result stated. The testimony showed that Mr. Zouck had loaned Mr. Harden, a neighbor, a number of mules on several occasions and which Mr. Harden had the use of forovertwoyears. Mr. Zonck was represented by Messrs. Gontrum & Biddison ana Mr. Ernest C. Hatch, while Messrs. Grason & Bacon appeared for Mr. Harden. Lodge Officers Elected.—At a regular meeting of Towson Lodge, No. 79,1. 0. O. F., held on Thursday night, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: Noble Grand—Thomas G. Stevenson. Vice-Grand—Hugh P. Price. Recording Secretary—William Grason. Permanent Secretary—George W. Seipp. Treasurer—W. Gill Smith. Representative to Grand Lodge—William S. Thirty-three Past Grands were present and voted for Dr. John 8. Green, of Bethany Lodge, for Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Maryland, and also for Past Grand Master William Grason for Grand Representative to the Sovereign Grand Lodge. Corn Has Wonderful Vitality.—The Bel air Mlgit of last week said: "Mr. Henry W. Archer recently showed a short ear of corn, that deserved to grow into a great big one con sidering the adverse circumstances that its life bad to contend with. Last winter Mr. Archer spread a lot of cracked corn over a foot of snow. It waa put there to feed the partridges, and as the snow melted, some of the grains sank down into a deep grass sod that lay un derneath. Without any cultivation, several stalks sprang up, one of which grew the ear of corn exhibited by Mr. Archer. It shows the wonderful vitality of this cereal, which hod without encouragement or cultivation succeeded in reproducing its species.” Sues Railroad Company for Damages. —Mr. William Colton, attorney for Mrs. Al len, wife of Mr. Samuel C. Allen, of Long Green Valley, on Wednesday filed a suit in the Court of Common Pleas of Baltimore city, against the Northern Central Railway Com pany and the Pennsylvania Railway Com pany, claiming SIO,OOO damages for the death _ of her father, Calvin 8. Harlan. She alleges that on November Bth, 1906, while he was driving on a highway in Baltimore county, near Ashland, his carriage was struck by an engine of the defendants, throwing him out with such force that death ensued the same day. Must Not Lot Politics Creep In.—The Highlandtown Sentinel of last week said: "Towson has formed an improvement associa tion for the betterment or certain conditions existing in the town. Such an organization can do mnch good if kept free from politics, hot its career will be short if partisanship is allowed to creep into the meetings. High land town has had an experience in this respect and its improvement association— onceapower for good—is now but a memory.” This Hardly Seemß Credible.—We find the following item in the December number of the Maryland Monthly Magazine, published at Reisterstown: "As late as 1845 there were no public roads leading from Reistersrown to Cockeysville. All the lands now known as Neel’s and Naylor’s farms. Glyndon, Emory Grove, Dr. Lease’s and extending from ‘Dock er's Row’ to Cockeysville, with but few excep tions, were unfenced ‘commons,’ open to the public.” Milling Company Elects Officers.—The stockholders of the White Hall Grain, Milling and Bnppiy Company, at their annual meeting held a few days ago, elected the following of ficers for the ensmng year: President, Nelson Gilbert; vice-president, C. C. Slade; secretary, M. W. Bahn; treasurer and superintendent, Samuel W. Black. The business bMdquartCTS of the company is at White Hall, N. C. R. R. Found Dead In His House.-Nathaniel Smith, who lived alone In a small house on the Kurtz farm at Oregon, Bth district, was found dead by neighbors last Monday. He had been living there about six months. Mr. Smith, who was a painter by trade, was about 60 years of age and unmarried. The canse of bis death is supposed to have been paralysis. Mr. George W. Smith, of Hereford, is a brother of the deceased.