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TOWBON. Md. Saturday, December 7, 1907. LONONECKER BROS., Editor* and Proprietor*. tl.fO per annum —in advance. Pottagepre pat A. Ho eubeertption taken for leeethantiu montho. &-C * P. AND MARYLAND PHONES _m LOCAL ITEMS. g ALKB A DVERTISED IN “THK BHIOP,” Monday. December 9. by Charles Bealover, at Poplar Heights. Patapsco Neck.horsee.hogs, farm Implements, hay, straw, corn, house hold furniture, etc. .. Tuesday. December 10. by George Klass, on the Old Harford road, near Taylor avenue, hor ses. cows, heifers, farm implements,poultry, provender, etc. . , Wednesday. December 11. by C. O. Sleek, on the North Point road, near Eastern ave.. horses, mules, cows, bogs, poultry, wagons, farm Implements, provender, etc. Wednesday. December 11, by Jacob Nussle, one mile from Kingsville, 11th dlstrict.stock and farm Implements, etc.; also a truck farm of Thursda™*December 12, by Henry Weinrich.l mile from Bossville Station. B. & O. B. B„ mules, cows, bogs, farm implements, straw, hay, fodder, etc.; also, a truck farm. Friday, December 13. by James Hooper, near Knoebel, Utb district, a herd of dairy cattle. Monday, December 18, by Margaret J. Gwynn, administratrix, on the farm of the late Joshua Gwynn, near Hartley, 11th district, all the personal effects of the deceased. Thursday, December 19, by Catharine Kocster, at the 9-mile hill. Philadelphia road, two truck farms ; also horses, cows, farm imple ments. poultry, provender, etc. Monday. December 23. by Henry C. Weaver, at torney. etc., on the premises,leasehold prop erty 218 Eastern ave. extended. Monday, December 23, by W. Gill Smith, attor ney, at the Court House, valuable farm in Dulanv’s Valley. . „ . Monday. December 30. by Bichard Bernard, at torney, at the Court House door, real estate near Carney, 9th district. TO SUBSCRIBERS. We this week send out our bills for subscription io The Union and re spectfully ask those who receive them to make prompt remittance. Subscribers whose papers go out of the State are notified that unless their bills are paid promptly their papers will be discontinued. Those who do not receive bills will know that their accounts have been paid in advance. Subscribers at Gardenville, Fuller ton and other places in that section of the county can, for their convenience, pay their subscriptions to Mr. Alex ander McCormick, Fullerton, who is authorized to receipt for the same. Remittance should be made by check. Postofflce or Express money order, or by registered letter. —►Don’t try to “run” the toll-gates. You might be arrested and besides it’s not honest. —► Oyster suppers are again doing their part to aid the treasuries of churches, lodges, etc. —►Don’t forget that it is unlawful to shoot birds and rabbits when the ground is covered with snow. —►Christmas falls on Wednesday this year and the public schools will get a long holiday in consequence. -—►You can get a calendar for 1908 by call ing at The Union office. They will come in bandy very shortly. —►The first sleighs of the season were run ning about the streets of Towson on Wednes day morning, December 4th. —►Sundays and snowstorms appear to be going band in hand now. Can’t have one without the other it would seem. —►People who have them to sell are already figuring oh 25cts. a pound for turkeys at Christ mas. But perhaps they’ll miss it. —The new R. F. D. route was established at Bengies on Monday last. Middle River Neck will be supplied by Carrier Smith. —lt is unlawful to set snares for rabbits and birds in Baltimore county. Those who do it lay themselves liable to arrest and fine. —►Look out for the “canaries" in your papers this week. If you don’t get one you will know that you do nor owe the union anything. —*Get your cutters in order. The snow prophet says we are to have over twenty more snows before “the robins nest again,” or words to that effect. —Tbe new R. F. D. route through Pataps co Neck was opened on Monday last. It starts from Bparrow’s Point. Mr. Charles P. Harley is the carrier. —* Dr A. Stewart. Delta’s oldest physician, died on Thursday from injuries sustained in a driving accident. A widow and seven chil dren survive him. —►Cashier Craumer, of the Towson National Bank, this week distributed some very pretty calendars for 1908 among the patrons and friends of the bank. —*The B. & O. Railroad is getting a de cidedly unpleasant reputation for killing and maiming people. This week’s record is a moat disgraceful one. —* The Baltimore county banks publish notices this week in The Union announcing the annual meetings of stockholders to be held Tuesday, January 14th, 1908. —► Mrs. Maguire, wife of Mr. John Maguire, proprietor of the hotel at Raudallstown, fell a few days ago near her home and broke her left arm. Dr. W. I. Buppert attended her. —► A man would have to take a day off if be wanted to read the last message of President Roosevelt in its entirety. It seems he didn’t leave anything more for anybody to say. Hundreds of acres of corn are still stand ing in the shock in the fields in Baltimore county and it is likely to stay there for some time to come unless the weather improves. —►Rural free delivery will be established at Bradshaw, Baltimore county, with one route, No. 1. Length of route, 9.01 miles, serving 63 families and to begin service December 16th. —►People who drove their horses on the roads this week were obliged to have them “roughed.” Some of the hills were like vlass and teams bad much difficulty in ascending them. —►The Commissioners this week appointed Dr. A. H. Mann, health officer for the Ist dis trict, to succeed Dr. C. L. Mattfeldt, resigned. Elijah M. Price was reappointed warden of the jail. —•Looks like winter has set in in dead earnest and here we are only at the 7th of De cember. Some wiseacres say all “signs” point to a short and mild winter. Let us hope they may hit it. —Dr. A. C. McCurdy, of Towson, has de veloped a taste for breeding fancy pigeons and be now has some high priced and beautiful birds to which be devotes bis spare time as a recreation. —►The members of Relief Council, Jr. O. U. A. M., on Sunday night lastattended divine service at Mt. Washington M. E. Church and heard a patriotic sermon by the pastor, Rev. Joel Brown. Among the names of the colored people who obtained marriage licenses last month some very odd ones may be found among the brides. For example: There is a Why, a Pye and a Wye. —♦Mrs. Watson, wife of Rev. F. G. Watson, pastor of Glyndon M. E. Church, had an oper ation performed a few days ago at Barnard's Sanitarium in Baltimore. Her condition is repotted improved. —►Bishop Paret confirmed a class of fifteen peraons at St. John's Church. Mt Washington, fast Bunday. He also confirmed a class at the Church of the Transfiguration, Arlington, the same day at 4 p m. —•The Elkridge bounds will meet at the kennels, weather permitting, on the Wednes days and Saturdays of December at Ip. m. In the event oi a postponement notice will be posted at the kennels. —►The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Maryland Btate Fair and Agricultural Society of Baltimorecounty will beheld in the Court House at Towson, on Wednesday, De cember 18th, at 10 a. m. —► Justice Neumayer,of Hamilton, has)com mitted Edwin F. Gilpin to jail at Towson on the charge of obtaining sums of money from several dairymen in that section of the county by false representations. —W. Irving Chatman, a colored farmer and dairyman whose barn, near Phoenix, 10th district, was burned several months ago, ie erecting a substantial building in its place. Liutz Bros, are the contractors. —Tbe Ladies’ Home Interest Club met Wednesday afternoon at Rosedale Farm, the home of Mrs. Edwin Scott, in Western Run Valiev. Mrs. Lewis M. Bacon presided and Miss Ella F. Scott was secretary. —The Knights of Pythias Lodge at Ray ville will hold an oyster supper and festival in the ball at that place, on Thursday and Satur day evenings, December 12th and 14tb, to which a general invitation is extended. through the day was the record of December 3d. And it was a day the Baltimore weather man said it would be “fair and warmer.” His nibs must have slipped a cog somehow. —Mr. Gordon Brauning, miller at the North Branch Mills, a few days ago killed two hogs that weighed, respectively, 472 and 555 lbs. They were Berkshires, 14 months old, and were bred by Mr. A. L. Luttgerding. —►Towson will soon have the very best service that the C. & P. Telephone Company can furnish. With its new exchange and all its wires in conduits under ground everything ought to work smoothly and satisfactorily. —►Another ronaway couple came to Tow son on Monday and had the matrimonial knot tied by Rev. B. B. Abbitt, of the Baptist Church. They were from Pennsylvania—the groom from Harrisburg and the bride from Littleatown. —Mr. Richard Kelbaugb, of the sth dis trict, claims to have raised this season 132 bar rels of corn on a six acre field, an average of 22 barrels to the acre. If correctly reported this is no doubt the record crop of the year. James P. Hagan, convicted in the Circuit Court here of manslaughter for the killing of John Stern by striking him on the back or the head, causing concussion of the brain, was sen tenced to two years' imprisonment in the penitentiary. —*Mrs. Charlotte A. Evans, wife of Mr. George W. Evans, died of double pneumonia on Saturday last, at her home at Fallston. De ceased, who was 55 years of age, was a sister ol Mr. John Cowan, the well known contrac tor and builder. —Our friends of the National Bank of Cockeysville will accept our thanks for a beau tiful calendar for 1908. The picture, entitled “Preparing for Market,” is a very suggestive ooe and will appeal to scores of Baltimore county families. —►When the mercury gets down to 15, as it did in Towson or. Thursday morning, we are willing to admit that Old Winter is here with the goods. It is said that it has been years since such very cold weather was experienced so early in December. —►Mr. Charles E. Fendall on Thursday re ceived an order from Wicomico county for 500 strawberry plants of the “Fendall” variety. He expects that these plants will be in great demand next spring and he is preparing to promptly fill all orders. —The number of Christmas shoppers is growing daily in the city stores, and if they are all buying it surely does not indicate that money is “tight.” The immensesums that go for mere nothings at this particular season is little short of marvelous. —► There has been a curtailment of R. F. D. Route No. 6, going east and southeast of Tow son. and this will be the cause of some of The Union’s subscribers failing to get their papers this week. They should notify ns promptly of their change of address. —► Baltimore county’s newly-elected offi cers have all been sworn in and the business of the several departments is going on as smoothly as usual. The election brought very few new faces into the Court House. With two or three exceptions all are familiar. —►ln the printing of posters for public sales the job department of The Union has this year broken all previons records, and the run still keeps up. We doubt if there is another print ing office in Maryland that has done so much ot this particular class of work. —►The ordinance paying Mrs Charlotte R. Nicolai, of Catonsville, #750 for the old Btony Run bridge was signed on Monday by Mayor Mahool. Baltimore city has been using the bridge for maDy years under the impression that it was a public thoroughfare. —►The Green Bpriug Valley Hunt Club will give its annual farmers’ luncheon and shoot at tbe kennels, on Wednesday, January Ist, 1908. Theee are always very enjoyable affairs and tbe farmers over whose lands the club hunts duly appreciate tbe courtesy. —ln tbe last two weeks several thousand bushels of wheat have been shipped from Tow son by the Md. & Pa. R. R. direct to tbe Can ton elevators. This is thought to be a cheaper and more expeditious way of getting the grain to market than to haul it with teams. —Stories about the slaughtering of big hogs are now coming in but we are bound to admit that Baltimore county ia not in it with Carroll when it cornea to this. They either raise the biggest hogs or tbe biggest liars in Maryland just over the line in Carroll. —Mr. H. Edwin Hopkins, of Govanstown, is suffering from a fractured kneecap, the re sult of slipping and falling upon the floor of his home. He was attended by Dr. G. H. Hocking. Mr. Hopkins is connected with the National Mechanics’ Bank in Baltimore. —►Some persons send matter to The Union for publication so that it does not reach us before Saturday morning. They ought to know by this time that this is too late. The paper is printed every Friday afternoon and is sept from here at Bp. m. the same day. Please bear this in mind. —►George L. Ricktor, aged 41 years, was stricken with paralysis while working for the Maryland Telephone Company near Mt. Wash ington, on Saturday last and died on Monday. He was found lying unconscious upon the ground. The unfortunate man had a family io Baltimore. —► Mr. Frederick von Kapff, who owns the Cowpens Farm, in Lime Kiln Valley, east of Towson, grew a fine corn crop this year. He had a yield of 17 barrels to the acre on 18 acres and a fraction over 17 barrels on a field of 7 acres. Mr. E. C. Gray ia Mr. von Kapfifs farm superintendent. —► Mayor Mahool. at the banquet of tbe Baltimore Bar Association on Tuesday night, said that be onlv paid about a dollar a year for doctors’ bills. That comes from being born in Baltimore county. Perhaps if he had bad the misfortune to have been born elsewhere he would not be living now. —► Those Baltimore county people who fail ed to attend the show of the Maryland Horti cultural Society at the Fifth Regiment Armory this week missed a rich treat. It was a highly creditable exhibition, but this section or tbe State was not so well represented among tbe exhibits ua It should hare been. —*Mr. James Hooper is another Baltimore county dairyman who ia about to give up tbe business because of unfavorable conditions. He will sell his herd on bis farm in tbe lltb district, near Knoebel, on Friday, December 13th. Mr. Hooper has been farming in that section of the county over forty years. —* It is said that School Commissioner Rice, at the next meeting of the Board, will endeavor to have a rule adopted entirely abolishing cor poral punishment from tbe schools. He thinks there are better ways of disciplining children than by whipping them, and he will nnd plenty of intelligent people who agree with him. —►The Howard County Poultry and Corn Show held at Ellicott City three days last week under tbe auspices of the Business Men’s Asso ciation of that place, proved a great success from every standpoint. Several thousand people attended, Baltimore county being well represented among those who enjoyed the show. —►Time to get your iceponds in order. Some people think if they don’t cut ice before Christmas the chances of getting a supply are rather slim. Weknowof one Baltimore county man who two years ago secured his supply of ice just before Thanksgiving day and he didn’t get a chance to cut any more during that winter. —One of Baltimore’s high rollers drove his motorcar over a colored man—running at an admitted speed of 12 miles an hour at night— and killed him. He got off with a flue of $25 and costs. That may be a very nice way to treat a man because he’s got a rich father, but is it justice? It will be a difficult matter to make the average man think so. —► Depnty State Game Warden Harry Malcolm, formerly of Towson, with the assis tance of several deputies in Charles county, made a big haul of Sunday duck hunters last Sunday acd all their boats, guns and other trappings were confiscated and will be sold at auction Each man was fined S3O and costs and in default of payment went to jail. —►The memorial services held last Sunday afternoon by Towson Lodge of Elks were very appropriate and impressive and consisted of addresses, vocal and instrumental music, etc. The deceased members of the lodge are 8. C. Tomay, Henry J. Hick, C. Harris Codings, Milton W. Offutt, William H. Ruby, W. 8. Forwood, Charles B. McClean, J. H. Middle camp, Aubrey Todd and Dr. W. T. G. White ford. —* Mr. Andrew Anderson, Miss Renwick and Mrs. B. Brackenridge, all of Govanstown, were among the exhibitors of fruit at the show of the Maryland Horticultural Society iu Bal timore this week. Mr. A. J. Tarbert, of the Sheppard Pratt Hospital, and Mrs. F. A. Bauer, of Timouium. exhibited vegetables. Mr. A. G. Kolk, of Long Green Valley, took third prize ($10) for ten ear samples of white corn. —►The speeding of automobiles through the streets of Towson is a matter that the Improve ment Association will look after and some people may get themselves into a snap that they will not be particularly pleased with. It is by no means an uncommon thing for some of the drivers of these machines to go over our streets at a speed exceeding 25 miles an hour. They haven’t killed anybody yet, but they are liable to do it any day. Make an example of some of them before they do. Mr. Yellott Resigns.—Mr. Osborne I. Yel lott, who bad acceptably filled the position of counsel to the Board ofCouDty Commissioners for tbe past six years, resigned that office on Tuesday. In his letter to the Board he says: “Owing to the demands upon my time and attention by my practice in Baltimare city, I desire to state formally that I am not a candi date for reappointment as counsel to the Board. “For the same reason I tendered the former Board my resignation in the spring and again in the summer of 1907, but was induced to re consider the same. “The reasons which induced such reconsid eration at that time no longer exist, and, hav ing served the county for six years in my pre sent capacity as ably as lay in my power, I feel that it is proper that I should now be relieved of the duties of the position." It is said that tbe place will go to either Col. David G. Mclntosh, Senator John S. Bid disoD, ex-Senator James J. Lindsay or Mr. John Grason. After the Catonsville Saloon-Keepers The action of the ministers of Catonsville, who are co-operating with the Catonsville Civic League againatthe saloon-keepers of that place, is causing considerable uneasiness among the proprietors of saloons. The ministers nave issued a letter to the taxpayers who have been in the habit of signing the saloonkeepers’ ap plications for licenses requesting them not to do so again unless they are assured that the saloon has been conducted in the past, and will be conducted in the future, iD strict accordance with the letter and spirit of the law. Of the 12 saloons in Catonsville the ministers hope that more than half that number will not be able to secure their licenses next May. A Pasteur Patient —Miss Marcia E. Brady, I daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Brady, . who reside near Brooklandville, who was bit | ten on tbe right wrist by a rabid collie dog be \ longing to Mr. Walter Buck, of Green SpriDg Valley, November 23d, has been receiving daily treatment at the City Hospital since November I 25th. The wound is not Berious, according to I Dr. N. G. Keirle. Monkton, N. C. B. B.—Dame Nature ia kindly plucking her white flakes and the brown, bare fields are rapidly assuming a vel vet white robe which appeals to anyone a sense of beauty, but uncomfortably cold to the feet of tbe many farmers who have not yet ; finished husking their corn, on account of the lateness of the season and tbe wet weather. ' Very few of the Manor farmers have completed j this work. Among those who have finished j busking and bousiog is Mr. Thomas Pearce, who believes that in farmiDg the “early bird catches tbe worm” aDd ia he usually among tbe first to plant and reap his crops in this com munity. , „ Eleanor, the bright little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Price, was given a belated birthday party at her residence, on Friday afternoon of last week, to mark the fifth milestone in her life’s journey. Her birth occurred in August aod at the time the illness of her mother prevented the celebration of the event. Her grandmother, Mrs Joshua Hutch ins, invited her little playmates for the after noon and a joyous romping time was had. Miss Mabel F.Owens, of Sunnybrook, who was spending tbe holiday of Thanksgiving with berannt, Mrs. Hutchins, kindly directed the little ones in their play. Among the guests were Frank Markoe, Meredith and Gordon Pearce, Maud and Sophia Pearce, Dorothy and Payne Sparks,Lovie, Louise and Evelyn Wil son, Helen Hutchins and Fristoe Royston. A collation was served at 5 p. m., which was heartily enjoyed by the little tots, and their mothers, who then said goodbye to their little hostess and departed forborne thankful for the privilege of enjoying a belated birthday party. Miss Arcadia Hutchins, who has been the guest of her sistesr-in-law at their respective homes for the past week (Mrs. Wilbert Hutch ins and Mrs. Walter Hutchins) will leave on Saturday of this week for a lengthy visit to her sister, Mrs. Wm. R. Parry, of Brunswick, Maryland. Mr. Samuel Bosley, who suffered a partial stroke of paralysis some months ago, continues to improve slowly. Mr. H. W. Sutton, whose country residence ia at Monkton, came home, accompanied by his wife and two little sons, at tbe close of tbe Jamestown Expoeition, where he had been exhibiting his beautiful work of art, "Nana,” for a short visit before leaving for the Bouth for the winter. Mr. Harry A. Matthews lost a valuable voung horse this week. Mr. Walter Miller’s genial face is back in Monkton from Bparrow’s, Point,where he had been for several weeks on relief work for the railroad company. Monkton has experienced many movings in the last few years as the old families have left the town and new ones moved in. All the houses are filled now aDd if a building boom was started possibly occupants could be found for more houses. H. Cockeysville, Bth District.—There were about thirty laborers discharged from the Beaver Dam Marble Works during last month. Many of them are busking corn and are thus a blessing to the farmers who have been late getting in their crop. We hope that after the corn is housed other channels of employment will open. The millers are doing much grinding, but owing to the green condition of the corn the work is slqw. The dairymen find that they must make’use of their own product instead of buying the high priced feeds. Mr. Clinton Jessop has exhibited samples of his corn. The ears are large and well formed. He gives much thought to the growing of large crops and is generally rewarded with good returns. Mr. J. S. Crowther can show about as large corn as his neighbors. He aims to give every crop a good foundation and adds”fertility each year and in every way possible. He believes that green crops plowed under will do good, notwithstanding the report in The Union last week stating otherwise. It should have read: “No one can convince me that the turning under of green crops is a disadvantage to the land or crop.” Mr. Joshua F. Cockey has finished bis corn huskiDg and has housed about tbe best corn and largest yield since he has been farming. It ia in good condition, as he planted his corn early and worked it well. His farmer, Mr. Charles Pitts, is as proud of the crop as the owner. Mr. Cockey is congratulated on the arrival of the seventeenth grandchild—tbe last being at the home of his son, Mr. John T. Cockey, and named Lewis Keizer Cockey. A number of names must be sought for ad ditions to families hereabout. Charles Little ton Kone, Jr., is the name of a grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Kone, of Texas. There is an uncertainly yet as to the names to be given tbe son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stevenson and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray W. Pitts. Th* report of the Senior Gunpowder Agri cultural Club meeting, as published in The Union last week, was read with interest. The Marble Hill fire department oyster sup per this week, closing Saturday night, deserves the help of all. Jacksonville and Sunnybrook, 10th Dis trict.—Miss Clara A. Amrein, daughter of Mr. Henry Amrein, of Sweet Air, and Mr. Charles E. Lintz, of Mv Lady’s Manor, son of Mr. George Lintz, of Jacksonville, without inform ing their relatives or friends of their plan, went ou Wednesday of loat week to the Luther an parsonage at Blenheim and were married. They are residing at Glencoe and their many friends wish them much happiness. The Sweet Air Lyceum attracted a large crowd at its first meeting of the season last Saturday night. The debate between Mr. Osborne I. Yellott and Dr. J. F. H. Gorsuch on tbe relative merits of tbe airship and tbe automobile as a means of transportation was a very spirited one and was so hotly contested that the judges were unable to decide which presented thestrongerarguments. Hence each speaker received 2-J votes, there having been fiveintelligent judges. An interesting program has been prepared for Saturday night, Decem ber 7th, acd tbe debate will, as usual, be tbe leading feature. If tbe weather is favorable there will no doubt be a large attendance. Farmers have been meeting with more dis couragements in tbe way of bad weather. Tbe corn crop was a good one, but the difficulty with many in properly securing it has been most trying. Prices generally of farm produce are good and this is encouraging. Thanksgiving services were held at Chestnut Grove Church, commencing at 9.30 a. m , and an appropriate sermon was preached by the pastor. Rev. William L. Scbmalhorst. Rev. John Timothy Stone, of Brown Me morial Church, Baltimore, will preach at the special services in Chestnut Grove Church, on Friday night, December 13th, at which time the Manor Quartette will sing. These services are being held every Friday evening until Christmas and in spile of the bad weather there has been good attendance aDd unusual interest. The subject annoonced for Sunday morning, December Bth,at thischurch is, “Regeneration.” The roads not beiDg in good condition pre vented a larger attendance at tbe C. E. meeting at Chestnut Grove last Sunday night. Baa roads are a great bugbear to country people in the winter time and they often have to face many difficulties in getting to church and other places. Perhaps one of these days con ditions may be different aud we may be able to get about at any season of the year without the fear of swamping in mudholes proving a constant menace. M. Randallstown and Vicinity, 2d District. —A number of farmers of this vicinity have much of their corn still Dot husked and lay ing under the snow that fell on Tuesday. Miss Nannie Rebmeyer pleasantly enter tained a number of her young friends on Wed nesday night. Mr. Raymond Day has returned to college at New Windsor, Md., after spending the Thanksgiving holiday with bis parents, Mr. and Mrs. David L. Day. A number of young ladies and gentlemen went on a coon bunting expedition last Satur day night, but they made so much noise they scared both the coons and owls away never to return Mr. Marvin Choate has returned to bis studies at College Park, after spending Thanksgiving with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. Pierce Choate. Some of tbe young ladies are anticipating fine sleigbrides just now. They are not think ing about the cold fingers the youDg men will have husking corn. Our very accommodating mail-carrier has returned to bis duties, after a long vacation. Miss Lillie Baker met with an accident on Thursday of last week. The horse that she was driving fell and was bruised badly. For tunately she escaped without injury. D. Phllopolla, Btb District.—Farm work is very much behind iD this section and there will be many cold fingers before the corn crop has been saved. Very little fall plowing has been done, due to tbe condition of tbe ground. Some have commenced butchering and a num ber of fine bogs have been slaughtered. Mr. aDd Mrs. D. A. Conn, of Baltimore, have been visiting Mr. George A. Underwood. Mr. and Mrs. John E. Diven. of Baltimore, spent Thanksgiving with their daughter, Mrs. Walter D. Merryman, of this place. Mr. John E. Ensor has remodeled and re painted his dwelling, which now makes an at tractive appearance. Mr. William L. Ensor has also improved the appearance of his home by tbe free application of fresh paint. The Jr. O. U. A. M. of Hereford will hold its annual oyster supper aDd fair in the Odd Fellows’ Hall there, on the eveniugs of De cember 13th and 14th. There will be some special attractions this year Where are the deputy game wardens? Non resident gunners are plentiful, and tbe reports of gnus on Sundays and other prohibited days shows that very little if any attention is paid to tbe law. Why is it that a good law like this cannot be enforced ? M. Loch Raven, 9th District.—Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Deßaugb, of Loch Raven, are visiting relatives and triends at Havre-de-Grace. Md. Mr. Clinton Deßaugb is confined to bis home with a very badly cut foot. The dance that took place at O. P. Deßaugh’s Nine-Mile House was largely attended. Mr. Edward Schmidt aud bride have re turned from their wedding tour and are now at their home here. The principal of Piny Grove School, Miss Lillian Herrera, who has just taken charge, is very mnch pleased with her new location as well as with her pupils. Z. } Highlandtown, 12th District. -On Tbanks | giviDg day two hundred and fifty poor children I enjoyed the sixth annual dinner by the people ' of East Baltimore, Highlandtown and Canton | iu Rescue Hall, at this place. The hall was hired by Mr. William Scbluderberg It was proceeded by a short eutertainment at which Master and Miss Johns sang. Rev. Joseph Schaffer made an address. Instrumental music I was furnished by M isses Lulu Sehet and May Fisher. Then the children marched down stairs to tbe well filled tables aud began their dinner, which consisted of turkey, ham, celery, sweet and white potatoes, tomatoes, peas, lima beans, bread and butter, pie and coffee. As the children left the hall each was given a picture, a handkerchief and an orange. Those in charge were Mrs. Henry Heuss, Charles Pfeil, Joseph Manly, Kraut, Sippel. Joseph Moffet, Jenkins, Clara Snauffer, Weigert, Warner, Claude Bowen and Misses Elizabeth Murry, Lulu Nor* J ton, Amelia Wagner, MiDnie Myer, Cecilia j Schane, Margaret Scbane, Lulu Sehet, May ! Fisher, Mary Jones, Charlotte Jones, Eleanor : Peters, Elizabeth Wiley, VerdiliaCharles, Ella ; Charles, Lillian Kelra, Carrie Bartbolow, Alma Finch, Elizabeth Helm, Sara Warner, Anna Kraut, Emma Peters, Anna Purvis, Beulah Williams and Messrs. Henry Heuss, David Williams, Louis Bowen, Joseph Scbauer Charles Conrad, Edward Parker and Harry Warner. , . , ~ Sunday, Ist inst., was the conclusion of the celebration of the 25th anniversary at Abbott Memorial Presbyterian Church, Highland town. The services in the morniDg were at tended by Wilson Post, No. 1, G. A. R., in a body, to hear a special sermon by tbe pas tor, Rev. Dr. J. Wynne Jones, on “Re ligious Life of the Army.” A special song , service was given by tbe choir, under me di rection of Mr. Louis Heuss. Miss Kate Schaf fer was organist. In the afternoon Mr. Chas. E Ecker spoke and also Mayor J. Barry Ma bool, who congratulated Rev. Dr. Jones on his good work. At the conclusion Miss Margaret schane sang “O, Rest in the Lord.” Holy Communion was administered in tbe evening to about 900 members of the church. Highlandtown is not dry yet, as anybody could get a drink last Sunday by simply going around to the side door and walking right in and get all you wanted for moDev. I think this ought to be stopped, as promised before the last election. So let ussee that those prom ises are kept. D. Hereford, 7th District.—Recent rains and snows have been a serious setback to our far mers and there is still much corn unhusked in the fields. There was a fine crop of corn throughout this section. Mr. Eugene Baker, of Baltimore, who had been spending some time here with relatives and friends, has returned to his home. Several parties were given in his honor among them at the homes of Mr. William Rubl, Mr. Wm. C. Jackson, Mr. Joshua W. Armacost and Mr. 8. Howard Miller. Miss M. Ella Diven entertained a number of her friends at her home in this village, on Fri day evening of last week. Games and music were the features. Refreshments were served and several hours spent very pleasantly. Those invited were Mr. and Mrs. William Ruhl, Mr. and Mrs. John T. Diven, Mr. and Mrs. 8. How ard Miller, Mr. and Mrs. William C. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Walter D. Merryman, Mr. and Mrs. Harry G. Esterline, Mr. and Mrs. John B. Kelley, Mrs. Mollie E. Leach, Misses Katie Miller, Minnie Merryman. Bertie and Mary Bull, Minnie Hamilton, Minnie Armacost, Lottie Gill, Mollie Almony, Edna Hamilton, Bertha Esterline and Margaret Peregov, of Baltimore; Messrs. George A. Cox, Joshua W. Armacost. Edwin Price, Charles Knight, Har vey Armacost, Laurence Gill, Roland Johnson and Eugene Baker. Mr. William E. Howard, of Baltimore, after spending a few days here with bis parents, Mr. and Mrs. George W. Howard, has returned to his home. Mr. John Hamilton, of Baltimore, spent Saturday and Sunday last visiting relatives at this place. Mrs. Newton Myers, of Gwynnbrook, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Alice Naylor, of Hereford. Master Melvin Young, who had been suffer ing with typhoid fever for several weeks, is much improved. Mrs. Andrew J. Marsh spent last Saturday and Sunday with relatives in Baltimore. Eureka Council, No. 97, Jr. O. U. A. M., will hold their annual oyster supper aDd bazar in the Odd Fellows’ Hall here, on Friday and Saturday evenings, December 13th and 14th. Supper 25 cents. Public cordially invited. Now that the butchering season has arrived we are looking forward to buckwheat cakes, sausage,, hogshead and hominy. J. Kingsville, 11th District —Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Gorsuch and son have moved to their apartments on North Calvert street, Baltimore, for the winter. Mr. Van Brant Rittenhouse has returned from a trip to Jamestown, Va. Miss Annie Bell is visiting relatives and friends in Baltimore. Miss Kate F. Bell, who spent the Thanks giug holiday with her relatives here, has re turned to her home in Baltimore. Mrs. J. Holmes Smith aud daughter, Miss Mary Smith, who wereguestsof Mrs. D. Haven Wilson, have returned to their home in Balti more. Mrs. Louis Woodland, who spent the holiday with Mr. and Mrs. J. Walter Chapman, has returned to her home in Baltimore. Mr. John Beale Rumsey, of Upper Falls,con tinues very sick. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Lee, of Baltimore, were guests of Mr. Lee’s sister, Mrs. Fred. B. Carroll, on Monday. Mr. Lee often enjoys a run out here in his automobile. The pupils of Upper Falls school are making preparations for an entertainment for the benefit of their library, at tbe Casino, on Thurs day evening, December 19th. As the affair is for a worthy purpose we hope the public will do all it can to aid the enterprise by attending. Mis 9 Lucy B. DeMoss has returned from a trip to Baltimore. She was the guest of Miss Annie Nicholson. Dr. Eugene F.Rapbel is spending some time with his family at Upper Falls. Mrs. E. F. Rapbel is visiting friends in Pittsburg. Miss Marie Costaggini, of Washington, is a guest of the Misses Raphel, of this neighbor hood. • Miss Cecelia Burch, Mr. Melvin Green and Mr. P. Amia Fleury, Jr., were guests of Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Fleury, on Sunday last. The oyster supper for the benefit of St. Stephen’s Church at Bradshaw will be held on Friday and Saturday evenings, December 13th and 14tb. Public cordially invited. Mr. and Mrs. Cabell Y. Peyton and son spent the holiday with Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Larmour. E. Raspeburg, 14th District —The Variety Social held by the Ladies’ Aid Society of Gatch M. E. Church, on Thanksgiving night, at the home of Miss Jennie Burgan, West Franklin avenue, was largely attended and a pleasant evening was spent. A neat sum was realized. Mrs Charles McCormick is president of the society. M r. Alexander McCormick, of this neighbor hood, was one of tbe visitors at the State Hor ticulture Show which was held at the Fifth Regiment Armory this week. He was much pleased with the exhibits and said this year surpasses all previous ones in the display of flowers, fruits, etc. The rural free delivery system, which was established here last September, has proven very satisfactory, and it is quite a convenience for one to have their mail every day at the same hour. As we have experienced the first snow storm of the season this week it is quite likely our mail carrier will have to be on the lookout for a sleigh, as much time can be saved traveling over tbe rough roads in (he winter. Mr. J. Griffin Hall, of Baltimore, will give a humorous lecture and monologues, together with some vocal music, at Gatch Church on Thursday evening, December 12th, atß o’clock. Proceeds for the benefit of the school. Mr. Hall is considered very entertaining and every one should avail themselves of the opportunity to bear him. Mrs. J. F. C. Oyeman, of this village, who was indisposed, is much improved and able to be out again. There were plenty of gunners out in this neighborhood on Thanksgiving day. but the game seemed to be scarce. It would be well for tbe people to bear in miod the fact that it is Bgainst the law to hunt rabbits when the ground is covered with snow, G. Belalr Road, 14th District—A band of Gypsies has located at Herring Run. We have a Prague avenue on this road and it is not in Bohemia either. The United Railways Company is giving us good accommodations, but we want to have the line extended toSt. Joseph’s Church or further, so as not to stop at or near any saloon. The temperance wave has struck this road also, and the tendency is to do away with tbe saloon. There is no justice of the peace above Gar denville, on this road, and the police are rarely seen above Overlea. Several educational institutions are looking up property out here on or near the Belair road. The road above Putty Hill is in a horrible condition, but at Putty Hill it is in good shape. Probably our politicans can account for it. Blrange, however, not an eighth of a mile east the county road is a sea of mud. There are two mud holes where there was formerly only one. Carpenters are still busy on this road and some of the new $lO gold pieces are here in consequence. Star. Want the County to Take the Road —At a meeting of the Perry Hall Itnprovement As , sociation on Wednesday Mr. Elmer R. Haile was authorized to prepare a petition asking the Highways Commission to take over the Balti more and Jerusalem turnpike, known as tbe Belair road, from Putty Hill to the Little Gun ; powder falls, a distance of eight and three quarter miles. i This part of the road was condemned more than a year ago, and the petition says that the i loDger it remains unimproved the more it will cost to repair it. The property owners will ■ contribute SSOO toward repairing the road, r The Circuit Court will also be asked to pass an order forfeiting the right of tbe company to i collect toll on the portion of the road con i detuned, since, it is alleged, no repairs have 3 been made by the compauy since the condem nation. Baldwin, 11th District.—The Ladies' Aid ! Society of Union M. E. Chinch will hold an oyster supper ip Union Hall, Saturday, De cember 14th. If stormy on Saturday it will take place on Monday following. Public cor dially invited. The neighborhood of Baldwin has been visit ed by a building and improvment boom in the past year which adds very much to the appear- j ance of the surroundings Mr. Frye has had a beautiful house built on the property he lately purchased from Mrs. J. B. Watkins; Mr. Dick son Connolly has had his store remodeled and painted; Mr. George Hopkins has bad a pretty cottage built on his property; Mr. Samuel Allen has had his house remodeled and painted; Mr. I. A. Scarff has had an addition built to his house and Mr. Daniel Hurline has bad a large and pretty house erected on the property he purchased from the late J. B. Baldwin. Mr. Powell Kennedy has removed from the farm of Mrs. Deyer to Sweet Air, where he will be manager of Mr. Seyelar’s farm. Mr. and Mrs. William Eckhart, of Phoenix, have returned to their home after spending a fortnight with their son, Mr. Charles Eckhart, of Baldwin. Mr. G. W. Francis is spending a few days in Virginia, where he has gone on a gunning trip. Mr. George Cursey, who several years ago was stricken and never fully recovered from a paralytic stroke, is in a critical condition at this time. H. Long Green, 11th District.—The snow of this week has brought out sleighs for the first time this season. Many of the farmers who have not finished harvesting their corn crop, are hoping the snow will soon disappear, but i it does not feel like it just now. Mrs. Monmonier and her daughter, Miss Emma, removed to Baltimore this week, where they will spend the winter. Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Grau, of Asherville, Kansas, who have been visiting Mr. 0. P. Grau, left for Kentucky on Monday, wherd they will spend a few weeks before returning home. Mr. A. Reiley Slade, of this village, is at the Maryland University Hospital where Dr. Mar tin performed an operation on him for appen dicitis on Thursday. His condition is reported good. There were only a few cows sold at the sale of Mrs. Thomas Peerce, on Monday last. Most of them were bid in and Mrs. Peerce will con tinue in the milk business. The teachers and pupils of our public school fcre preparing an interesting Christmas pro gtam. They will give the entertainment the last day of school before the holidays. Z. A Farmers’ Club Considers an Import ant Question.—At the last meeting of the Junidr Gunpowder Agricultural Club the principal subject discussed was the best way to use manure. We append the views of some of those present: Mr. 1). 8. Pearce said: “I have nothing new to add as to handling manure. I am do ing as utual—applying on the plowed corn land—which, after the corn is off, is seeded to wheat and grass. I plow the ground in the fall. The manure acts as a mulch and is worked in ior corn and gives better grass sets.” Mr. E. E. Bcott said : “I have not changed my plan of manuring. I see a difference in results between manure that comes from the stables and ibat in the barnyard. I get tbe manure on tke land as soon as possible. Ido not faver hailing manure a long distance, as too much time is lost. I would rather put it out nearer and use fertilizer on the distant fields.”. Mr. Frank G. Bcott said : "I am sure I can not add anything new. I favor the applica tion of manure direct from the stables, as the value is lost in the yard. The best manure is from the stables, lget more benefit from sod application, and I like it on sod land a year ahead for corn. By spreading with a spreader the manure will go over more ground, besides it will do more good because it is scattered bet ter. It is economy to have a spreader. I like Mr. D. 8. Pearce’s plan of applying manure and growing wheat and grass. It is important to save the manure and when tbe fodder is cut it absorbs the liquids and the manure is ready to apply. In Germany the farmers save the liquids ; they never let anything go to waste.” Mr. W. D. Curry said: ‘‘l think it is rather a waste of manure to apply it too thick, as it is better to scatter evenly over more land, hence tbe manure-spreader is necessary. I will have to deprive my farm of manure, owing to not having straw and I am about to sell my cows, my barn and contents having burned.” Mr. Charles H. Price said: “I find it pays me best to apply manure on sod as the corn is so much better and the after crops show the benefit. I think well of making all we can through the stables and apply it as soon as possible.” Mr. Thomas V. Richardson said : “I know the application of manure is a benefit to land and that the grain fed is the best. I get it out to the fields as soon as I can, as it wastes much in the yard. It is a great thing for a farm. We can build up a farm with plenty of ma nure and fertilizer. It is all right to put it on heavy if there is plenty of it The manure spreader does the work well, tearing it to pieces. I think there is more benefit from the application on grass. For corn 1 would rather have it applied six months ahead than fresh application. I have tried plaster, but never saw any benefit from it. Well rotted manure Is better than any other. When snow is on the ground I haul manure out in piles and Mr. C. D. Price said : "I favor applying di rect from the stables for the greatest benefit. I think well of the two or one year ahead ap plication for corn. I think favorably of ma nuring new sets of grass. It is a good invest ment to have a manure spreader, as too much manure is unevenly put out and cannot do as much good.” Mr. Granville Matthews said : "It is impor tant to save all the manure possible. Too much of the liquid is lost and should be looked after. The late Talbott Gorsuch grew his prize crops of corn on land that received the drainage from the barnyard. lam an advo cate of covering the ground with manure, but it is a question with me as to how much should be applied. The heavy manure possesses strength and the light material is for mulch.” Mr. L. M. Bacon said: “I like manure spread evenly as it covers the ground for the most good. The best manure comes from the stables. All of the fodder fed through the stables should be cut, as it is an absorbent.” Mr. T. Melville Pearce said : “I have seen the benefit from liquid manure and think we should save all of it. I have made inquiries for a sprinkler so as to utilize tbe liquid ma nure more than I have done.” Mr Benson Wants Better Roads—Some New Ideas.—Mr. Carville D. Benson, mem ber elect to the House of Delegates from Balti more county, thinks the time has arrived for a stroDg advance movement by this State in the matter of good roads, and will introduce a bill in the coming Legislature providing for the construction by the State or long distance im proved roads between important terminals — roads that will constitute the main arteries of traffic in the State. “My idea," he says, “is to supplement the Shoemaker law by providing for the construc tion by the State of improved roads between important centres, running through several eounties if necessary—a following up of the precedent established by the last Legislature in authorizing the building of the Baltimore to-Washington boulevard. “Most of these roads naturally would have Baltimore as one terminus, although I think there should be one running the whole length of the Eastern Shore, with branch roads to various shipping points on the bay and rivers. One from Baltimore to Belair naturally sug gests itself, and there are many others. “I think the work should be on the line of acquiring and improving toll roads as far as possible. A toll road is a very expensive thing. The indirect taxation paid by users of them is far greater than the direct taxation would be if tbe State acquired these roads and improved them. "There are at least three roads within the limits of Baltimore city on which toll is charged—tbe Liberty pike, the Reisterstown pike and the Frederick pike. This is a rather absurd state of affairs. It is the biggest argu ment tbe Annex residents have against paying full city taxes. They say, naturally, that they are paying a heavy tax already in the tolls levied against them. “Many of these toll roads are anything but a profitable investment to the owners, and some of them have been abandoned. Some would probably be turned over to the State for nothing, or they ootild be purchased at a nomi nal figure. They could be used to advantage in the scheme which I have in mind. "Tbe State should do this work rather than the counties, as it can do it more satisfactorily. Under tbe Shoemaker law some trouble has arisen because different districts of a conntv held different opinions as to the advisability of new road construction. In Baltimore county, for instance, the people of tbe Ist district wanted Wilkeus avenue improved, whereas the people of the 13th district, through which also tbe avenue runs, didn’t think it worth the cost. It was finally arranged only by changing tbe boundary line of the district so as to bring the avenue altogether within the Ist district. "It might be best also to let the State pay tbe full cost of construction of these roads, though lam not certain of this. If we don’t, we will be up against this proposition—the counties will object to tbe improvement. They will want to do the work themselves, saying they can do it cheaper than the State. As a matter of fact, they cannot, except by building in ferior roads The State Bureau of Highways is tbe best organization we have to look after these things “If the State pays for the work, it will re ceive its compensation in the increased develop ment and increased taxable basis. But this end of the problem can be investigated and the best method adopted. I do not propose that all this work be done at once, but a start should be made at once. In 10 or 15 years there would be a tremendous improvement throughout tbe State.” Work of the Orphans’ Court.—ln the Bal timore County Orphans’ Court this week let ters were granted on the following estates: On the personal estate of George J. Woods to John S. Biddison, administrator. On the personal estate of Edward Painter to J. Franklin Nelson, executor. On the personal estate of Leonard Schenkel to Louisa Schenkel, administratrix. On the personal estate of Henry C. Bennett I to Nellie K. Bennett, administratrix. I Many Marriages in November.—During the month of November Mr. William P. Cole, j Clerk of tbe Circuit Court, issued marriage 1 licenses to the following persons : WHITE ; Joseph F. Wineke to Ethel Hitshue. i Louise N. Kanonette to Margaret R. Bowers. I John G. Bmith to Catharine Nagle. ; George H. Schrandnerto Florence Benson, j James B. Ray to AnnaM. Bond. Wilson B. Stringer to Helen E. Hubner. Joseph R. Yox to Minerva Schaeffer. Augusts Zorn to Theresa L. Thon. Irwin M. Brown to Katharine M. Spencer. James G. Ford to Rebecca McFatridge. John E. Lawson to Elizabeth Broadbent. Edward B. Moore to Alice V. Magruder. Louis F. Kirsch to Mary A. Arnold. Harry M. Yingling to C. Blanche Strickland. Angust Euder to Ida Hoffmiester. Nicholas H. Hope to Elizabeth N. Turner. John G. Oglesby to Nina Caspari. Tbomas Cole to Ethel V. IrviDg. James G. Peters to Harriet D. White. Percy L. Marshall to Fannie E. Schwartz. Andrew Droll to Dora Ritter. Hugh 8. Thompson to Alice G. Guier. Constantine Goeller to Margaret Koehler. Herman Reinhardt to Ernestina Loessin. Lyttleton B. Purnell to Mary D. Ingram. Frank Keller to Annie R. Downs. Henry Bierelz to Emma Eck. Milton V. Wineholt to Irene Kaney. James R. Brewer, Jr , to Sara P. Butler. Richard G. Kiper to laetta L. Gordon. C. A.Smitban to Alice Fox. E Rogers Lee to Bertha F. Haile. Paul J Noel to Annie R. Miles. Joseph T. Ward to Margaret H. Clark. Richard B. Watkins to Christina Mitchell. Henry W. Buddemeier to Mary E. Stevens. Harry E. Huber to Brice H. Reynolds. G. Howard Coale to Ethel M. Smith. Lloyd E. Kauffman to Ella J. Brown. Harry F. Schaefer to Agnes G. Kane. William Wright to Corean Gorman. Perry O. Marsh to Annie Tillman. H. Schleibaum, Jr., to Jannette Kimmelsbue. Dr. R. Z G. Cross to Gertrude E. Jones. 1 Edward A. Schmidt to Lillian E. Todd. Millard A. Black to Margaret E. Parrish. Luke E. Shepperd to Laura R Ensor. Henry Morrow to Addie Hart. Harry Shaw to Hattie Cartwright. Charles H. Blume to Augusta Bornemann. Eli M. Singer to Elbe! L. Houseman. Charles E. Lintz to Clara A. Amerine. Frank H. Worthington to Mary T. Yellott. Truman G. Price to Daisy L. Leekliter. George C. Buffington to AdaliDe N. Shilling. R. Ross Foard to Fellie C. Harmon. COLORED. Solomon Oliver to Grace O. Denicks. Herman Matthews to Sarah Kelly. Cloud Clapp to Willie Ann Flood. Thomas W. Gardner to Rebecca J. Dorton. Henry C. Parham to Beulah Watters. Edward S. Keets to Josephine Adams. Samuel J. Henson to Eliza E. Norris. Mathias Matthews to Lena H. Hawkins. Josiah Smith to Hattie Spence. Ross L. Lewis to Daisy Why. Walter Watson to Julia E. Pye. Samuel Scott to Ida Henderson. Thomas E. Barnes to Bessie E. Wye. Newly-Elected Officials Enter Upon Their Duties.—The new Board of County Commissioners, composed of Messrs. Henry P. Mann, William Byerly and Dr. Charles L. Mattfeldt, qualified on Tuesday. They took tbe oath of office before Mr. William P. Cole, Clerk of the Circuit Court. Mr. Mann was re elected president of the Board and on taking the chair said he would continue to serve the interests of the people of Baltimore county with the best ability he possessed. He spoke kindly of the two retiring Commissioners, Messrs. John Y. Slade and George W. Yellott. Mr. Yellott, who was present, extended bis best wishes and congratulations to the new Board. Mr. Slade, owing to an important business engagement, was unable to be present. Commissioners Mann and Mattfeldt received beautiful floral offerings from friends. Mr. Mann ordered his sent to the Eudowood Sana torium, and Dr. Mattfeldt said that he would have his sent to the Maryland Hospital for the Insane, at Spring Grove The Elite Club sent Mr. Mann a large floral horseshoe. Mr. N. Bosley Merryman, the new County Treasurer, qualified on Tuesday and reappoin ted the former clerks, John P. Mays and Frank P. Bossom. He also appointed Mr. Elmer R. Haile, of the law firm of Yellott, Offutt & Haile, as bis counsel. The judges of the Orphans’ Court, Chief Judge Melchor Hoshall (re-elected) and J udges H. Seymour Piersol and E. Clinton Tracey, qualified the same day. Mr. William Bowen of 8 was reappointed bailiff, and Mr. J. Mau rice Watkins, Sr., and Mr. George Fauth were appointed appraisers. Mr. Fred. D. Dollenberg, Jr., the new coun ty surveyor, qualified on Tuesday and at once entered upon the discharge of bis duties. The new Sheriff, Mr. Abram T.Btreett, qual ified on Thursday and at once entered upon his duties. He reappointed Mr. John F. An derson as office deputy and Mr. Caleb P. Bur ton, of the 11th district, as field deputy. Towson Improvement Association Holds First annual Meeting.—The first annual meeting of tbe Towson Improvement Associa tion was held in the Guild House on Wednes day night, with a fairly good attendance. In his address closing up the work of the year President Lindsay spoke in complimentary terms of the good work that had been accom plished by the association and spoke of several important things that had been accomplished through the activity of the members. An election for officers resulted as follows: President—James J. Lindsay. Vice-President— George E. Odell. Secretary—T. Scott Offutt. Treasurer—W. Clarence Craumer. Directors—Major John I. Yellott, Major Frank W. Coale, Dixon C. Walker, Frank I. Wheeler. Dr. A. C. McCurdy, N. D. R. Allen, Charles E. Fendall, John G. Perkins and George B. Coale. Before adjournment President Lindsay an nounced the following standing committees: Streets and Highways—T. Scott Offutt, Dr. A. C. McCurdy, Dixon C. Walker, John C. Perkins and William P. Cole. Carfare and Car Service —Dr. R. C. Massen burg, Frank I. Wheeler, John Grason, Albert S. Cook, Dr. Harry 8. Jarrett, James j. Lind say, T. Scott Offutt and Dixon 0. Walker. Volunteer Fire Department—Frank I. Wheeler, William P. Cole, Albert M. Weis, Dr. A. C. McCurdy and E. Stanton Bosley. Water Supply and Service—Col. D. G. Mclntosh, Charles E. Fendall, James J. Lind sav, John Grason and Major John I. Yellott. Mail Service—Dr. A. C. McCurdy, E. B. Passano and W. C. Craumer. Gas Service and Supply—Dixon C. Walker, Louis Hergenrather. Jr„ and H. C. Longqecker. Sanitation—Drs. R. O. Massenburg, Harry 8. Jarrett, Dixon C. Walker, John Grason and Frank I. Wheeler. . Secret Orders Elect.—Catonsville Lodge, I. 0. 0.F., has elected the following officers for the ensuing year : Noble Grand, George Ball; vice grand, Peter O. Olson ; recording secretary, H. C. Andreas; treasurer, August Schotta; chaplain, Albert Smith; marshal,- Samuel C. Heird ; trustees, Albert Smith, Au. gust Peters, William Priester, Dr. Charles L Mattfeldt and EliG. Mellor. Texas Council, Catholic Benevolent Legion, has elected the following officers for the ensu ing vear: President, Peter Mulcahy; vice president, James McDermott; orator, James F. Rafferty; chancellor, James Shea; chap lain, Rev. R. C. Campbell; secretary, John Kane; treasurer, R. J. McKnight; collector, M. F. Kenney ; marshal, Thomas Dalton ; in side guard, P. J. Oasliu ; outside guard, E. J. Doyle; trustees, Daniel Feeney, Richard Mc- Nicbolls and T. F. Logan. Towson Lodge, No. 79,1. 0. O. F., on Thurs day night elected the following officers to serve the ensuing year : Sitting Past Grand, Hugh P. Price ; Noble Grand, Amos Tracey ; Vice Grand, Harry C. Murray; Recording Secretary, William Grason; Permanent Sec retary, George W. Seipp; Treasurer, W. Gill Smith ; Representative to Grand Lodge, Joseph B Murray; Chaplain, Charles E. Treadwell; Marshal, Lewis W. Held. A Thief That Took Things Easy.—Post master YiDgling, of Reisterstown, who con ducts a jewelry store in connection with his duties as postmaster, was robbed of about 175 worth of jewelry last Monday night. Tbe arti cles stolen include two silver Bwiss watches, a gold watch case, two silver chains, several watch fobs, a gold braclet, etc. The robbery was remarkable for the boldness of the perpe trator rather than for tbe amount of booty ob tained. Mrs. Yingling was away Monday and the robber evidently secreted himself in the bouse, which includes the postofflce room. Mr. and Mrs. Yingling remained in the store until II p. m. Monday, and upon retiring hung the key to the hall door on a nail near the door. From the disarrangement of pillows and cover on a conch in the parlor, which Mrs.Yinglingis positive she placed in position the last time she was in the room, the thief was quietly repos ing on the couch and saw tbe key placed in its position, for the key was in the door the next morning. He left as qnitely as he entered, and his coming and going were not discovered until tbe next morning. Have Not Complied With Terms of Sale.—After a hearing in tbe Circuit Court here on Saturday last in the case of Regester versus Regester, Chief Judge Burke declared that he would sign a decree authorizing the the trustees to resell the Regester property, known as Beulah, at the purchaser’s risk if the term? of sale were not complied with by Feb ruary 15th, 1908. The property, which is lo cated on Regester avenue, between the York and Hilien roads, was sold last May at private sale to Mr. Daniel T. Regester, representing himself and two other interests, for 130,000. A petition was filed alleging that the terms of sale have not been complied with. Strange Formation of Steer’s Tongue.— A tongue, the end of which is almost the exact shape of a human band, was taken the other day from a steer killed at the Union abattoir, says the Baltimore Sun. Mr. Harry Rosen, a wholesale beef salesman, has tbe tongue at the store of Charles Mayerson. 925 East Baltimore street, and intends to preserve it in alcohol. The end of the tongue is divided into five “fingers,” one of which is as large as a thumb in proportion to the others. The under side is formed like the palm of a hand, and a slight depression at the end of each “fiDger” makes it appear to have once poeseseed nails. Personal Mention.— —Mr. John C. Perkins, of Towson, is fore man of the present Grand J ury. —On Wednesday Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Snyder closed their pretty country place on the Hilien road, near Towson, and went to Baltimore for the winter. —Mrs. Wyse, wife of Dr. W. P. E. Wyse, of Pikesville. has been visiting friends in Wash ington. She is a sister of Governor Beckham, of Kentucky. —Mr. Richard Vincent, Jr., of White Marsh, was this week re-elected vice-president for Bal timore county of the Maryland State Horticul tural Society. —Mr. T. C. Risteau Jenifer, who has been sick with typhoid fever at the home of his father, Mr. Tbomas R. Jenifer, of Loch Raven, is rapidly improving. —Mr. Joseph Wetberall and family, who spent the past summer and fall at Halten Farms, north of Cockeysville, have returned to Baltimore for the winter. —Mr. N. M. McCourtney, of Sharon, Har ford county, who was for some time engaged in farming in tbe 10th district of this county, was in Towson on Thursday. —Mr. and Mrs. William McCallister. of Hamilton, gave a reception on Thursday night in honor of tbe eighteenth birthday of their daughter, Miss Jessie McCallister. —Mr. John F. Bosley, of Baltimore county, was on Tuesday elected captain of tbe St. John’s College football team for tbe ensuing year. . He has a fine record as a player. —Mr. and Mrs. W. 8. G. Williams, who spent part of tbe past summer and fall at their farm in Long Green Valley, have reopened their town bouse, 14 West Madison street, Baltimore. —Mr. A. W. Fuss, an extensive farmer atid stock feeder of Worthington Valley, has re turned from an extended trip West. While in St. Louis be purchased a carload of horses and mules. —Mr. William Stauffer, of Philopolis, ac companied by Messrs. James Lambert and Samuel Snyder, of GraDge, has gone to Geen ville county, N. C., on a two weeks’ gunning expedition —Col. Robert M. Denison, an extensive land owner east of Timonium quietly celebrated bis 94th birthday a few days ago. Col. Denison still enjoys good health and almost daily looks after his farming operations. —Mr. Edward C. Carrington, who had been sick for some time at his home at Loreley, Baltimore county, with Mrs. Carrington, is qow at Hotel Windsor, Atlantic City. They will spend the winter in Florida. —Rev. Homer W. Taylor, former pastor of tbe First Presbyterian Church of Blackwood, N. J., recently accepted a call to the pastorate of Mount Washington Presbyterian Church, vice Rev. Dr. Byron Clark, resigned. —Dr. H. J. Burton, a recent graduate in dentistry, has located at Hamilton. Harford road, for the practice of his profession. He is a son of Mr. Thomas Burton, a well known farmer of Greenwood, Baltimore county. —Mr. Joseph Frank, an active business man of the southeastern section of this county, has added auctioneeriog to his other occupations and his first sale is now being advertised in TnE Union to take place December 19th. —Mr. and Mrs. Harry Nicodemus, who spent tbe past summer and fall at Kalorama, near Cockeysville, have returned to Baltimore for the winter. Mr. Nicodemus is a brother of Mrs. Warfield, wife of the Governor of Mary land. —Miss Luella Ennis, daughter of Mr. Wm. R. Ennis, of Warren, Baltimore county, was among the trained nurses who made a narrow escape a few days ago from tbe burning build ing at the State Insane Asylum, Morris Plains, —Miss Augusta Bennett, daughter of Mr. William A. Bennett, of Culpeper, Va , has been visiting Miss B. Blanche Cowley, at her home near Loch Raven. Mr. Bennett owns the beautiful old Bennett estate near Stevenson, Green Spring Valley. —Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cromwell will give a large reception between the hours of 4 to 6 p. m. at their borne, ou St. Paul street, Monday evening, December 30th, to introduce their debutante daughter, Miss Sallie Cromwell. who has many friends and acquaintances in Balti more county. —Mr. T. Dudley Riggs, who has been living in Connecticut, at the former home of Mrs. Riggs, is said to be negotiating for land in tbe vicinity of Green Spring Valley. The property in question is on tbe old Caves estate andL Mr. Riggs contemplates erecting there a permanent home for bis family. —Mr. R. R. Boarman. of the law firm of Boarman & Lindsay, was in tbe wreck that occurred at Hanover, on the B. & O. Railroad, on Wednesday morning last. He was thrown down in the car in which he happened to be standing, but was not injured. Mr. Boar man’s present home is at Laurel. —Mr. Albert 8. Cook, superintendent of Baltimore county schools, attended this week the annual meeting of the State superintendents of public instruction that was held at Hotel Rennert, Baltimore. Mr. Rufus K. Wood, of Sparrow's Point, member of the State Board of Education, also attended the meeting. —Rev. Philip H. Sheridan, pastor of the Church of the Immaculate, Towson, who is under treatment at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Baltimore for a serious internal trouble, is in a greatly improved condition and his entire restoration to health is expected. He will re turn to his home here on Monday or Tuesday next. —Mr. Horace W. Clarke, son of the late Gen. James O. Clarke, formerly of Baltimore county, but for the last 21 years connected with the transportation department of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, has been elected • vice president of the International and Great North ern Railroad,.an important link of the Gould system. —Mr. Elmer R. Haile, who was this week named as counsel to the County Treasurer, is the junior member ot the Towson law firm of Yellott, Offutt & Haile. He is a native of the 11th district and a son of Mr. George M. Haile, a well known farmer of that section of the county. Mr. Haile is president of the Sweet Air Lyceum and has been mainly instrumental in making it a success. —Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Wier, who have been living with the former’s father, Mr. Charles H. Wier, east of Towson, will remove to their new home in Lutherville, shortly after Christmas. Capt. E. Herman some time ago purchased the old Marston property, opposite the residence of Hon. J. Fred. Talbott, in that village, and presented it to his daughter, Mrs. Wier. Volunteer Firemen Have Good Time.— The Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen’s Association held its first general convention on Tuesday night at Hamilton Hall, Hamilton, Harford road. Tbe association was formed last August and includes in its memberships majority of the volunteer fire companies scat tered throughout Baltimore county. There are 22 companies all told and these have been divided into four sections. The meeting was held at the call of Section No. 4, which com prises the companies at Hamilton, Lauraville, Belgravia and Sparrow’s Point. Representa tives from each oftbesecompanies were present, while tbe delegation from Sparrow’s Pojnt was accompanied by the Sparrow's Point Volunteer Firemen’s Band. During the business session two new com panies were added to the membership, being tbe Friendship, of Sparrow’s Point, and the Alert, of Belgravia. State Fire Marshal McGill was expected, but sent a communication ex pressing his sorrow, as a previous engagement kept him from attending the meeting. Tbe several reports were read and then, on motion of Frank I. Wheeler, it was decided to bold the annual convention of the organization at Towson, May 6th, 1908. Following the business meeting a fine musi cal and vaudeville program was rendered, after which refreshments were served. The officers of the association are: President, James J. Lindsay; vicejtresident, William McCallister; secretary, 8. Power Smith ; treas urer, Harry E.Goodwin; executivecommittee, Frank I. Wheeled T. Reese Arnold, J. H. Albrecht, Jacob H. Kraft, and Charles W. 8. Banks. Baltimore County Postal Routes.—The Postoffice Department announces the establish ment in Baltimore county of a complete rural service for this county, which consists of 50 routes. Five of these are new and all will be effective on December 15, 1907. The new routes are as follows : Lansdowne, one route; Raspeburg, one route; Lutherville, one route; Bengies, one ronte, and Bradshaw, one route. There are 10 routes from Baltimore. Routes No. 3 and 10 have been added by a transfer from Grange of the routes. The other old routes are as follows : Baldwin, one; Glenarm. two: Fullerton, one; Hydes, one; White Hall, three; MoDk ton, three; Cockeysville, one; Philopolis, two; Phoenix, one; Roelvn, one; Upperco, two; Woodensbnrg.one; Owings’ Mills, two; Glyn don, one; Towson. two; Reisterstown, two; Freeland, three; Glencoe, one; Granite, one; Parkton, three ; Boring, one ; Roesville, two; Halethorpe, one. Hunt Club Fixtures.—The fixtures of the Green Bpring Valley Hunt Club for the re mainder of the present month have been an nounced by Mr. Redmond C. Stewart, M. F. H., as follows: Saturday, 7th, Kennels, 2 30 p. m.: Tuesday, 10th, Shawan, 9 am.; Thursday, 12th, Rockland, 240 P. m.; Saturday, 14th, 14-Mile House, 2.30 r. u ; Thursday, 19tb, Rogers Station, 2.45 p. m ; Saturday. 21st, Kennels. 2.30 p. m.: Wednesday. 25th, Kennels, I p. m ; Saturday, 28th, Painter’s lane, 2.30 p. m. On Wednesday, January Ist, the meet will take place at tbe Kennels at 9 a. m., and will be followed by a farmers’ shootiDg match at II and by a farmers’ luncheon at 2 o’clock. A Jury Declares Mr. Gemmtll Insane.— Mr. James L. Gemmill, of Freeland, N. C. R. R., who is over 90 years of age, was declared insane on Wednesday by a Sheriff’s jury at Towson. The proceedings bad been pending for about 10 days. The case was instituted by the wife and children of Mr. Gemmill, who were represented by Attorneys John T. and John 8. Ensor, T. Bcott Offutt and John Mays Little. Mr. Gemmill was represented by Messrs. Boarman & Lindsay. Tbe jury that heard the case was composed of 18 men, 12 of whom signed the verdict, the other 6 dissenting. Mr. Gemmill was postmaster at Freeland fifty seven years. The expert Christmas shopper is not one who defers purchases until the final crush. Those who buy early also relieve the strain on employes. FALL NUPTIAL EVENTS. Miller— McG ann. —A pretty wedding took place on the afternoon of November 27th, at St. Bernard’s Church, Waverly, when Miss Margaret E. McCann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed ward McGann, of Homestead, was mar ried to Mr. John S. Miller, ofGardenvilie, by Rev. Theodore Meade, assisted by Rev. A. Gamp, of Gardenvilie. The altar was beauti fully decorated with chrysanthemums and lighted with candles. The bride wore a blue broadcloth traveling dress, with hatand gloves to match, and carritd a bouquet of chrysanthe mums The ushers were Messrs. August Mil ler, Edwaid McGann, Harry Miller and P. A. Conlon. Mr. and Mrs. Miller left immediately after the ceremony for a trip to Philadelphia and New York. Emmel— Barbour —The marriage of Miss Mary Ella Barbour, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Barbour, of Lauraville, to Mr. Charles W. Emmel, of Lauraville, took place Wednes day evening, at the bride’s new borne on Grin don lane. The ceremony was performed by Rev. O. C. Meese, pastor of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lauraville and Hamilton. Those present were Miss Estella Barbour, Mar garet E. Barbour, Mr. and Mrs. John Bar bour, Mr. Harry Barbour, Mr. Howard O. Barbour and Mr. Charles A. Albrecht. The bride wore a traveling suit of brown cloth, with hat and gloves to match. After the cere mony a reception was held. Shepperd—Ensor.— The marriage of Miss Laura Ensor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ensor, of Monkton, to Mr. L. Ed ward Shepperd, of tbe same place, took place at noon Thursdav at the home of tbe bride’s parents. Rev. E. Henderson, pastor of Hereford Baptist Church, performed the ceremony. The bride waß be comingly attired in a steel colored gown, with hat and gloves to match, and carried white chrysanthemums. A reception followed the ceremony, in which only the members of the immediate families participated. McCom as—Burton — The friends of Mr. Amos P. McComas and Miss Julia Burton will be surprised to learn that they were quietly married at Camden, N. J., on since which date the marriage has been kept a secret. They will reside on the groom's farm at Greenwood. Mr. McComas is~a son of the late J. Glenn McComas, and Miss Burton is a daughter of Mr. and Mre. C. O. Burton, of Greenwood. Cross—Jones.— Miss Gertrude E. Jones, daughter of Mrs. Marv T. Jones, of Sparrow’s Point, was married Wednesday noon to Dr. Roscoe Z. G. Cross, son of Mr. Zedekiah Cross, of Baltimore The ceremony was performed at the residence of Miss Davis, Rolaud avenue, Rev. B. Hal lock, of Sparrow’s Point, officiating. An Improvement Association Discusses Road Question.—A well attended meeting of Hamilton Improvement Association was held Wednesday night, and several topics of impor tance were considered. Mr. William McCal lister, president, was in the chair. Oysters, sandwiches and coffee were served. Mr. McCallister said the repairs to the Har ford pike had begun and would continue until the money contributed for the purpose was used ufl? The improvements start at Glen more avenue and extends to the city limits. Mr. McCallister also announced that water would reach Hamilton by December 15th, ac cording to statements of the Baltimore County Water Company. Following a letter from the Confederated Civic Improvement and Protective Association, the question was taken up of haviDg a general utility commission named to settle all differ ences arising between the city and tbe county. After some discussion the association voted as favoring tbe appointment of a State high ways commissioner to look after the roads. Another Mysterious Barn Fire.—The barn on the farm of Mrs. Annie C. Lisle, at Glen Falls, about two miles north of Reisters town, was burned last Sunday night. The fire is believed to have been of incendiary origin. Seven cows, five horses, agricultural implements and provender were destroyed. One horse was saved. The contents of the barn belonged to Mr. Lockman, tenant on the farm. The loss is estimated at about $2,500 and is partially covered by insurance. Charged With Skipping Toll-Gate.—Mr. William Durham, of Harford county, will have a hearing December 14th, before Justice Herbert, at Towson, on the charge of evading paying toll at the Towson gate on the York turnpike. Durham was arrested last Saturday by Patrolman German, after he had refused to pay and drove around the gate. Durham claims that if he pays at Govanstown gate it should be sufficient, as he turns off of the road just above the Towson gate. Death of a Young Wife.—Mrs. Kate Clay ton, wife of Mr. Joseph Clayton, formerly of tbe 11th district, died on Wednesday, at her home on St. George’s avenue, Govanstown, aged 24 years. She was the only daughter of Mr. Alfred 0. Forwood. The funeral took place at Fork M. E. Church on Friday and was conducted by tbe pastor. Rev. M. L. Beall. The interment was in the cemetery adjoining the church. John Burns’ Sons, of Towson, had charge of the funeral arrangements. Maryland Real Estate Company;—The—* Maryland Real Estate Company is the name of a new business enterprise whose announce ment will be found in the advertising columns of The Union today. Mr. Stansbury Brian, of White Marsh, Baltimore county, is the mana ger, and several well known business men are connected with it. The tenth annual meeting of the Maryland State Horticultural Society came to a close at the Fifth Regiment Armory on Wednesday evening, followed by a banquet at the Eutaw House and an election of officers for the ensu ing year, which resulted as follows: Charles L. Seibold, Baltimore, president; W. McCalloh Brown, of Garrett county, vice-president; Prof C. B. Close, of College Park, secretary and treasurer. Mr. Richard Vincent, Jr,, was re-elected vice president for Baltimore coun ty. The meeting and exhibition of this week was'the most successful ever held by the society. Over thirty thousand people witnessed the great football game at Franklin Field,' Phila delphia, last Saturday, between the Army and Navy as represented by the teams from West Point and tbe Annapolis Naval Academy. The latter won—6 to 0. Baltimore was largely represented among the spectators. CIRCUIT COURT FOR BALTO. COUNTY. December Term, 1907. Hon. N. Charles Burke, Chief Judge; Hon. Ft ank I. Duncan. Associate Judge ; Robert H Burney, Eq., State's Attorney ; William P. Cole, Esq., Clerk; Abram T. Streett, Esq., Sheriff. Towson, December 2.— The December term of the Circuit Court commenced this morning with Judges Burke and Duncan on the bench. The juries for the term are constituted as follows: grand jury. petit jury. John C. Perkins, John F. Holton, Foreman; William H. Boyd, Calvio B. Greene, William T. Hohman, David 8. Cline. Samuel T.Bolllson, Valentine Smith, John W. Gompf, C E. Fitzsimmons, Edwin A. Seidewitz, John B. Waites, Christian H. Crouse, William J. Brown, Benjamin M. Gill,. Daniel R. Bruehl, Robert G. Akehurst, Cornelius Wilson, Edward Jones. Thomas L. Parrish. William J. Baker, William E. Howard, James A. Dalton, Isaac H. Crowther. William Fltzell, Thomas J. German, Owen O’Keefe, Harry Patterson, J. Clinton Kidd, Herman Rufenacht, John C. Fitzpatrick, H. J. Relfschneider, George Schleifer, Henry Biemiller, John B. Burnham, George Billing, Henry Gerstmeyer, Jacob H. Odensoss, Oliver M. Hutchins,, John G. Klein, O. Frank Morgan, William E. Jones. Matthew Weis, John A, Earle, 8r„ Harry C. Bartbolow, August J. Busse. Lewis 0. Heatboote, Henry Northrop. After a brief charge to the Grand Jury by Judge Burke in whioh he stated that tbe gen eral condition of the county was orderly and peaceable and there were no cases of any great importance to investigate, the Jury entered upon its duties. The following disposal were made, many cases on tbe trial docket having been marked E. Hoenes vs. William J. Gannon, non P, Ba’ltimore and Ohio Railroad Company v*. People’s Brick Corporation, judgment with prlv- Green vs. Sterling Birmingham, judgment flat executio. Benjamin Pritz vs. Joseph E. Foreman, Judg ment condemnation nisi. Oliver F. Carr vs. Central Flint Company.same el David G. Mclntosh vs. Charles Mitchell. Judg ment by default with privilege to extend. Canton Lumber Company vs. Conway Quarry Company, Judgment by default, $844.89. Harry B. Mann vs. Edwin A. Gorsuch Judg- m TtntSDAT. Dec. B.—Appeal Docket—Joseph B. Russell vs. Monumental Brewing Company, sub curia- William Noah vs. Frank Burnite, appeal dis missed, Judgment affirmed. Mary C. Bowers vs. John H. Crapster, sub curia. . . Same vs. same, sub curia. john Arthur vs. George Ehrhardt et al., sub Cl We"dnbsday. December 4.—Magistrates’ ap- E. Russell vs. Monumental Brewing Company, Judgment affirmed. George Gunther. Jr.. Brewing Company vs. Maggie Lurz. non pros. Mary C. Bowers vs. John H. Crapster, judg ment $25. Same vs. same judgment affirmed. Charles T. Cockey, Jr., vs. Thomas F. Forestall, . Sl Jobn E? vs. Augusta Thiele, judgment for plaintiff for sl7. _ Piedmont-Mount Airy Guano Company vs. Sallie 8. Bryan, executrix, et al., judgment re versed as to Sallie 8. Bryan, executrix, plaintiff to pay oosts. Same vs. same et al., judgment reversed, plaintiff to pay oosts. Asbury Wiley vs. Nellie B. Yost et al., sub curia. Thursday, December s.—Hidey vs. Stone cipher, appeal dismissed ; Armacost vs. Ensor, sub curia; Canaban vs. Cockey, sub curia.