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i TOWSON. Md. Saturday, - January 11, 1908. LONGNECKER BROS.. Editor* and Proprietor*. $ 1.80 par annum--*n advance. Poatagepre paid. Vo w baeription taken for leaathanaix months ISrC. ft P. AND MARYLAND PHONES LOCAL ITEMS. SAXES ADVERTISER IN ••THE UNION.” Wednesday, January 15, by D. Meredith Reese, Attorney, on the premises, leasehold prop erty, 8536 Bast Baltimore street. Monday, January 20. by Percy C. Hennigbausen, attorney, on the premises, saloon and dwell ing property at Westport. 13th district. Thursday, January 23, by Mrs. Annie M. Miller, near Parkville, Harford road, personal prop erty and a truck farm of 10 scree. 4 Wednesday. January 29, by Charles Reese, at Putty Hill, Belalr road, personal property and a truck farm of 24X acres. Monday, February 3, by Wilson J. Carroll, attor ney, Ac., on the premises, leasehold property on Wilbert avenue, Govantown. —► County Treasurer Merryman had on band on the Ist of January, 1908, thecomforta bie balance of $87,510.24. —► All the Baltimore county national banks will hold their annual meetings and elections on Tuesday next, January 14tb. —► A very interesting and instructive article on the Parcels Post is published in The Union today. It is well worth pereusal. —* Just think of it I The Baltimore savings banks bad on deposit at the end of the year 1907 Haw vuuiujuuo Buui \fCOOOyOOO. to J —The small farm of Mr. Wm. H. Collett, J at White Hall, 7th district, has been purchased f by Mr Howard R. Fowble for $l,lOO. There are still some calendars for the New Year left at The Union office. You can get one by calling or sending for them. —wit’s Governor Crotbers now, and it is said the politicians will have a hard time •‘working'’ him. Let us hope this is true, i —a Looks like grip is subsiding. At least we don’t bear of so many cases as we did ten days ago. Several deaths have been traced to it. —► February will have five Saturdays this year—a thing of very rare occurrence. Wash ington’s birthday falls on Saturday, the 22d. —► Receivers have been appointed for the business of William J. H. Gluck, a dealer in stoves and tinware, N. Gay street, Baltimore. —* Already the days are getting perceptibly longer. Today—December 11th—the sun will t rise at 24 minutes after 7 and set at 53 minutes after 4. —► The general opinion of the members of the Junior Gunpowder Agricultural Club is that it costs a dairy farmer 17 eta. to produce a gal lon of milk. —► At the Bolton freight yards in Baltimore on Monday 20 tons of cabbage from the North was condemned by the health authorities as unfit for use. —• A student of aeronautics says balloons will shortly be used for the mails. Rural de livery earners should be in no hurry to invest in automobiles. —► Thomas Peerce, of Dulany’s Valley, who died some months ago, was on Tuesday drawn to serve as a petit juror in the U. S. District Court in Baltimore. —► This year’s Timonium fair will be held the first week in September, beginning on the B Ist and ending on the sth. Soon active prepara- Wk tions for it will begin. A horse valued at SIOO and belonging to Mr. J. A. Forsythe, of Harrisonville, 2d dis trict, was struck by an electric car in Baltimore on Tuesday and killed. —a Mr. Christian Gunther, of Lauraville, has H the contract for roofing and spouting the new V buildings on the Maryland Farm School for H Boys near Loch Raven. —► Some of Towson’s young people are en joying roller skating at the rinks in Baltimore. B The sport is exhilerating and thousands of ■ people are indulging in it. —*Btate Senator John 8. Biddison has filed ■ a bill in the Circuit Court here asking for tbe ■ sale of certain property at Gardenville belong ing to tbe late George J. Woods. —*Some unknown friend has presented Rev. 8. M. Engle, pastor of White Hall Pres byterian Church, with a fine set of buggy har- I ness. The pastor was surprised at night by the gift. —►John Eager Howard Council, Jr. O. U. A. M., of Towson, will hold its annual ban quet at the Smedley House, on Wednesday night. January 15tb, following the installation of officers. A Western paper offered a prize for the beat definition of the happiest man. The man I who won it sent this: ‘‘The happiest man is the fellow who wants to kiss the bartender it —i i -----i • • —-i I, " —► Tlaefirst month of the New Year is doing Sretty well so far as rain is concerned. A own poor such as that of Tuesday is not often surpassed. It is said that this was one of the “Hicks’ storms.” —*The members of Bnrgoyne’s Military Band on Monday night called on their leader, Prof. James L. Burgoyne, and presented him with a service of silver. Prof. Burgoyne enter tained his visitors. —* A barrack on tbe farm of Mr. Richard 8. Culbreth, of Reisterstown, with about ten tons of bay, was destroyed by fire on Mon day morning last. The loss is partially cov ered by insurance. —* Farmers who were caught on tbe roads with teams on Tuesday bad a hard time of it. Many of the bills were like glass from the sleet and smooth horses bad much difficulty in keeping their feet. —* A bill for the sale of a property belong ing to tbe late Thomas Stanton was filed on Tuesday in tbe Circuit Court here by Attorney Frederick J. Scblosstein, representing some of tbe heirs of Mr. Stanton. —► Plenty of them have found their way back to the starting point this week and hun dreds of people are familiar with tbe name “canary ’’ This has become a fixture and will always be known hereafter. Looks like there is going to be something doing in the way of high license in Baltimore. If they raise the license fee to sl,ooo which is now being talked about—scores of low saloons will have to go out of business. —Dr. Felix Jenkins, a well known Balti more physician who had hiß hip fractured by slipping on a banana peel and falling to the sidewalk a few days ago, is the father of Mrs. Thomas W. Offutt, of Towson. —*The middle of January is here and no ice yet harvested in Baltimore county. We had cold enough days to make ice. but the “cold snaps” are always quickly followed by a mild temperature, hence no freezing. —► The postofflee at Gorsuch Mills, 7tb dis trict, that bad been in existence over half a century, has been abolished on account of rural tree delivery. Mr. Joseph V. Weinmiller had been the postmaster many years. —► On Friday night of last week two men in a buggy drove over Mr. D. W. Graff, while he was walking on the road near Pikesville, and they not even stopped to see what damage they had done. Must have been a nice pair. —*At a meeting of the School Board in Towson on Wednesday a committee was ap pointed to consider the establishment of a school at West Arlington, a request for tbe same having been made by tbe residents. —a An unusually large number of strangers were in Towson on Tuesday, despite the fact that it was one of tbe most unpleasant days of the winter. The Union bad many callers that day and they were of the “substantial” kind —*The Falls Road Improvement Associa tion is a live organization and one whose efforts deserve commendation. It believes in the idea of putting its own shoulder to the wheel when it wants to accomplish anything, and that’s right. — a Miss Edith Roach, who died in a hospital at Hagerstown on Tuesday from the effects of an operation for chronic appendicitis, was a sister of Mr. Charles H. Roach, of Reisters town, Baltimore county. She was 34 years of age. —► The farm of the late Henry R. F. Meyers, in tbe upper end of the lltb district, was offered at public sale at the Court House on Tuesday by Mr. H. Baldwin Meyers and the other heirs and was withdrawn. Mr. John Creamer is tbe present tenant on the farm. —* An impressive ceremony was held on Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock in the convent chapel of Mount St. Agnes' Convent, Mount Washington, when five young ladies as novices pronounced their final vows as Sisters of Mercy, and were received into the order. —Mrs Olive Fowble Wheeler, who died in Baltimore a few days ago, bequeathed ber property to ber sister, Mrs. Odeiia Nolle, of Baltimore county, to her parents and to her husband. Dr. G. Miles Wheeler. Her husband is appointed executor without bond. —►ln tbe matter of printing posters for sales of real and personal property the job depart ment of The Union office last year broke all previous records as to the number turned out. We make a specialty of this class of work and promptness and accuracy are our motto. —* Baltimore county sustained a serious less in tbe death of Mr. George M. Lamb, which occurred suddenly on tbe 2d instant. He was in all respects a most excellent citizen and when a man of his qualities is called hence the community sustains an almost irreparable loss. —►The evangelistic services that have been in progress at Hamilton Presbyterian Church since the stb inst., will close on Sunday night next with a sermon bv the pastor. Rev. L. 8. Reicbard. on “God Revealed.” Services be gin at 8 o’clock. The music will be a feature. ►The ladies of Grace M. P. Church, Chest nut Ridge, will hold an oyster supper at the house of Mr. Harry Dawes, on Broadway, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, January 14tb, 15th and 16th. Should the weather be unfavorable it will be continued on Friday night. —Laat Monday was a “blue one with many Baltimore county children who had to get back to their studies after a long holiday, j They should apply themselves to their work with renewed vigor and let their teachers and i parents see that the year 1908 is going to be “a good one" for them. 1 —*Mr. David Mumma, of the lltb district, a few days ago killed six spriDg pigs for Mr. G. Frank Morgan, of Dulanys Valley, tbe combined weight of which was 1,717 lbs. Mr. : Mumma says they were the finest lot be bad j killed in an experience of twenty-five years at I the butchering business. —Mr. William H. Emory, who died at his home in Baltimoreon Thursday, aged 58 years, I was well known in Baltimore county. He is survived by his wife, who is a daughter of tbe late German H. Hunt, and six children. Mr. Emory was a cousin of Mr. D. Hopper Emory, the well known attorney. —► Mr. Joseph Phipps, of Springfield, Prince George's county, formerly of Towson, was sne i cessful with his Barred Rocks and White Or pingtons at the great Washington (D. C) Poultry Show. He won first on B. R. cock, third on cockerel and third on hen ; also first on W O. hen, cockerel and pullet. —Ex County Commissioner James Ritten bouse has been presented by the Mt. Winans police and fire departments with a fine revol ving office-chair finished in leather. Justice Miller made the presentation, to which Mr. Rittenhouse responded. The police depart ment also presented Justice Miller with a fine lap blanket. —► We have been many times reminded that this is leap year, but we have not yet heard that any of tbe fair sex has made any progress toward a matrimonial alliance because of their taking matters into their own hands. Wehave no doubt the men will have to continue to toe tbe mark if they wish to make any headway in this line. —► A good roads meeting will be held in Towson on Friday, February 7th. D. Ward King, a noted authority on the subject of road building,will speak. The Western pressspeaks in tbe highest terms of Mr. King, who is the originator of the split-log drag for improving mud roads. He should be greeted by a large audience when he comes here. —* At tbe Christmas entertainment of tbe Bunday school of Stevenson M. E Church, Green Spring Valley, the superintendent, Mr. Charles Croft, presented the pastor, Rev. W. H. Burgan, with a purse of gold, as a token of esteem from the members of the church. The church was beautifully decorated and tbe en tertainment was an enjoyable affair. —► Mr. D. F. Donaldson, whose fine Fair vlnw Form Is located near QorefWJ, Ytfc Aim. trict, has just completed a large poDd which is intended lor ice in winter and next *pt:nc be will stock it with fish. Mr. Donaldson raised on bis home farm tbe past year 700 bushels of prime wheat on 25 acres of ground, and bis corn crop averaged 16 bbls. to the acre. Grange postoffice, in Patapeco Neck, still retains its name, notwithstanding the lately established R. F. D. route in that section of tbe county. The people of that important neighborhood did not want to lose their iden tity by having the name Grange erased from the map and they are naturally very much pleased at the present status of affairs. —► About 10 o’clock on Wednesday night last an attempt was made to crack tbe safe in tbe Towson office of the Wilson & Kenney Company, but the burglar was frightened off before he completed the job. The only thing missed from the plat* was a pistol The burglar would not have gotten anything had he broken the safe open as the company never keeps any money in it. —►Miss Dorothea Sothoron Odenheimer, who was injured in the recent wreck on the B. & O Railroad at Hanover Station, died at tbe City Hospital in Baltimore last Saturday. After the accident she had two attacks of pneumo nia and was operated upon for appendicitis. Miss Odenheimer, who was 15 years of age, was a niece of Mr. William 8. Poweli, for merly of Mt. Washington. —► The board of directors of the Towson and Dulany’s Valley Turnpike Company, at their meeting on Monday, did not declare a dividend for tbe past year, but authorized Supervisor Peerce to expend all of the past year’s surplus in the improvement of the road. Mr. Peerce has already made a contract with the Conway Quarry Company, whose plant is located at Loch Raven, to furnish crushed stone at $1.75 a perch, delivered on the road. Work of tbe Orphans’ Court.—ln the Bal timore Count; Orphans’ Court this week let ters were granted on tbe following estates: On the personal estate of Sophia Otto to Philip J. Kracb, Albert Otto and Leonard Otto, executors. On the personal estate of George M Lamb to Annie R. Lamb, executrix. On the personal estate of Richard W. Brown, to Lawrence W Brown, administrator. On the persoual estate of Levin Mitchell to Lucy Mitchell, administratrix. On tbe personal estate of Joanna Almony to Albert J. B. Almony, administrator. On the personal estate of Martha Butler to Louis T. Clark, executor. The will of George M. Lamb, late ofGovans town, was filed fur probate on Tuesday. All of his property is given to his widow, Mrs. Annie R. Lamb, absolutely, and she is also named as the executrix without bond. The will is dated July, 1886. The will of Miss Sophia Otto, Jate of Laura vilie, was probated the same day Bbe be queaths $75 to Eutaw M. P. Church and SSO to the Aged Home of the same church. The iuterest on S2OO is given to Jerusaleu German Evangelical Lutheran Church, of Baltimore county be usecUn caring; for the Otto burial cbildrer^Mothers—lJ^Sr^d Leonard Otto—and her sister, Mrs Elizabeth Krach. Barbara Otto, a sister-in-law, Is given SIOO. The residue of the estate she directs to be divided into four equal parts and given to ber three brothers ana sister. Tbe share of Henry Otto, however, is to be held in trust for himself and children. Tbe will of Mrs. Martha Butler was admit ted to probate on Wednesday. She bequeaths ber estate to the First Presbyterian Church of Howard district, Anne Arundel county, which is tbe corporate name of the Ellicott City Pres byterian Church and which was established before what is now Howard county was sepa rated from Anne Arunnel county. Report of the Register of Wills.—Mr. William J. Peach, Register of Wills for Balti more county, in his report for the vear ended November 30th, 1907, shows that the total taxes paid the State for the year amounted to $13,649.51 and that the total fees from all sources amounted to $9,760.52, making total cash receipts of $23,410.03. During the year Register of Wills John E. Bolte died and his work was taken up by his chief deputy, Mr. Peach, who was appointed to succeed him and was afterward nominated and elected to tbe office. The total fees collected during the adminis tration of Dr. Bolte, to February 20th, amoun ted to $1,297 10 and the commissions on taxes collected $212.37, making a total of $1,509.47. The office expenses, including stamps, type writing. telephone messages and salaries, amounted to $1,316.70, and $192.77 was paid to tbe State as excess of fees. During Mr. Peach’B term of office $3,913 60 was collected in fees and $4,337.45 in commis sions on taxes, making a total of $8,251.05. The office expenses, including stationery, furniture, City Directory, janitor’s service, stamps, expressage, typewriting, salaries of deputies and of Dr. Bolte for February and of Mr. Peach, amounted to $7,116.61, leaving an excess of fees paid to the State of $1,134 44. During the year 251 estates were adminis tered on, administration bonds filed to the amount of $3 300.000 and guardian bonds to the amount of $65,000. Thirty-four guardians were appointed and 28 new cases docketed. Spring Grove’s Annual Report.—The on hundred and tenth annual report of the board of managers of tbe Maryland Hospital for tbe Insane (Spring Grove), near Catonsville, has been submitted to Governor Warfield. In the report the managers ask for an appropriation of $75,000 with which to erect a new building for the care of tbe sick and infirm. The report of the treasurer, Col Arthur D. Foster, shows that the net cost of maintaining the hospital during the year was $119,193 23. Tbe cost per capita of patients was $209.84. Several counties are behind in their payments to the hospital, the total amount being $22,736.49. In bis report to the board of managers, which is included in the general report, Dr. J Percy Wade, medical superintendent of the institu tion, says: . “Tbe total number of patients in hospital on November 1, 1906, tbe beginning of the fiscal year, was 564 Of these 310 were male* and 254 were females, of whom 25 were private pa tients, and 539 were supported at the public charge. During tbe year 64 patients (35 males and 29 females) were admitted to tbe hospital; of these 10 were private patients and 24 were public patients. “The whole number under treatment for the year was 628. The highest number on tbe rolls for any one day was 578 and tbe lowest number was 561. There now remain in the hospital under treatment 578 patients of whom 26 are private and 552 public patients.” Lodge Celebrates Anniversary.—Towson Lodge, No. 79, Independent Order of Odd Fel lows, celebrated its fifty sixth anniversary on Thursday night with a banquet at Hotel Smedley. About sixty members were present and a fine menu was served. Previous to the banquet a business meeting was beld in tbe lodge when the newly-elected officers, whose names have heretofore appeared in The Union, were installed. Officers of the Grand Lodge of Maryland were present. Addresses were made by the grand officers and a number of the members of the lodge. Mr. William Bowen of S., who is a charter member of the lodge, which was instituted January 10. 1852, was the guest of honor, and a bouquet of flow ers was sent to Mrs. Bowen as a token of es teem. Mr. Fred. A. Groom, of Baltimore, was toastmaster. The committee in charge was composed of Fred A. Groom, William Grason, George W. Seipp, George C. Tracey and Harry C. Murray. Tqjvson Lodge will attend divine services at Epsom Methodist Protestant Church, Towson, Sunday morning, January 19th. Workers for Good Roads.—A delegation from the Falls Road Improvement Association appeared before the Highways Commission on Thursday to solicit financial aid in having a section of tbe Falls road, beginning at Broad way, improved under tbe State aid fund. It was stated that the improvement would cost , ; $6,000, of which the county is to pay half, i The board requested those interested to file a i petition, which would be considered. Messrs. , J. George Harr and Eli K. Swem were mem- I bers of tbe delegation. 1 , Monkton, N. O. R. R.—Monkton W. C. T. U. will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday i afternoon, January lltb, at tbe home of Mrs. Thomas Kauffman. Tbe Union is interested I in temperance legislation and doubtless will t make an effort to help any bill through tbe Legislature that is so constructed as to com i mand the support of the “White Ribbon Army.” i Miss Elizabeth Pearce, daughter of Mr. and i Mrs. Edwin L. Pearce, who spent the holidays in Washington, the guest of relatives, atten , ded the New Year reception at the White House. i The fox turned loose at tbe Manor store on Thursday afternoon last gave tbe hounds and hunters a wild chase and the hunters finally i withdrew, leaving the fox and dogs to finish. It is supposed reynard was run to earth by the dogs. Whether the fox went into his lair, making it a draw, or whether tbe dogs caught him there was no referee to decide. After the i hunt was abandoned the gracious hospitality of Mrs. Estelle H. Pearce was enjoyed and an i oyster roast partaken of with decided relish. The committee In charge of the roast—also the impromptu chefs for the occasion—were Messrs. Charles Pearce, of Monkton, and J. Myers Pearce—and their efforts were much ap- Breciated. Among those present were Mr. and Irs. J. Myers Pearce, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pearce, Mr. and Mrs. C. Clinton Holmes, Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Howard, Captain and Mrs. J. 8. Markoe, Dr. J. T. Payne and Misses Bettie Cockey, Grace Payne, Ethel Tolley, Eva Hunter, Margaret Hutchins and Louise Pearce and Messrs. John Guthrie, Nicholas Cockey, Hamilton Cockey, Herman Cockey, Walter Hutchins, Carlton Vance, James Vance, Lake Hutchins, Edwin L. Pearce, Warner Pearce, Charles Pearce, John Bosley and Sydney Streett. Miss Selda Lord was much indisposed last Col. Jacob M. Pearce, who was also quite sick from grip, has recovered. Mr. Pearce bears his 70 odd summers gracefully and looks many years younger, which is typical of the gentle men of ye olden days of My Lady’s Manor. The Ladies’ Guild of St.’James’ Parish will meet at the residence of Mrs. William D. Curry, on Thursday, January 16th. On New Year’s eve Mr. and Mrs. Henry C Hutchins entertained at their delightful old hamMt-nd. *‘l.lodenbope,” in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas H. Hope, who were recently married. Progressive euchre was played tintil 11 v. m., when a dainty collation, consisting of the season’s delicacies, was served by the hos tess. At 12 o’clock the birth of the New Year was observed by tbe exchanging of seasonable greetings and the absent son, Dr. H. Walker Hutchins, of Mexico, was remembered in a toast given by Captain J. Caulder Turner, and his health and prosperity drunk with great heartiness by the entire company. Dr. Hutchins is an intimate friend of Mr. and Mrs. Hope and was much missed from tbe home circle. “Lindenhope” is a delightful old mansion that has been in tbe H utchins family for over 100 years and, added to its charms, are tbe ideal manners as host and hostess both Mr. and Mrs. Hutchins possess, so it goes without say ing that the guests departed feeling that they had enjoyed a delightful evening as the end of the year 1907. Capt. and Mrs. John 8. Markoe have closed their country residence and removed to Balti more. Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Lord, who spent the summer and fall with Mr. and Mrs. Mar koe, have also returned to tbe city for tbe winter. Tbe Manor school, in common with tbe other schools, reopened bn Monday of this The Manor Hunt Club will meet on Satur day, January 11th, at 1 o’clock p. m., at How ard's lane. H. Jacksonville and Sunnybrook, lOth Dis trict.—The decision of the judges at the meet ing of tbe Sweet Air Lyceum when the subject of whipping in the public schools was discussed has met with much adverse criticism on the part of some people. They are opposed to this form of punishment in tbe schools and think tbe judges made a mistake in rendering a de cision in favor of it. Some say that men who have no children of their own are not capable judges to decide such a question where the children of other people are to be made tbe victims of the rod. fwe think our correspon dent labors under a mistake. Our idea is that tbe judges in such matters are to decide which side presents the strongest arguments and render their decision in accordance with that. It may be that in this case they so de cided, without giving a thought to their own personal views for or against corporeal punish ment.— Eds.J Bome of our residents have grown beau tiful roses this winter and they will branch out in this occupation when spring comes. The growing of flowers is a delightful way to spend one’s leisure hours and it is also made profita ble bv some. Mrs. Robert Miller, of Jarrettsville, has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ensor, near Sunnybrook. Miss Mamie Snitker, of Baltimore, is visit ing her cousin, Miss Anna Burk, at her home near Sweet Air. Confirmation services were held last Sunday afternooon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, S weet Air, conducted by the pastor. Rev. O. E. Oiriuebart. The C. E. meeting at Chestnut Grove Church was largely attended last Sunday evening. Miss Mary Jackson was the leader. There seems to be a rivalry between the city and the country girls concerning their good looks, but it seems to be generally conceded that the odds are in favor of tbe latter class. When it comes to complexions they simply have their city cousins beaten to a standstill and when it comes to style—well the country damsels keep right up with the head of the pro cession all the time. Some cases of grip are reported, but the mal ady does not seem to have been as prevalent here as in some other neighborhoods. No very serious cases have been reported. M. Randalletown and Vicinity, 2d District. —The farmers of this section are busy watch ing their corn to keep it from moulding. Sev eral have large quantities that is not HI to use. They say the season caused it, so much wet weather the cob did not get time to dry as it should have done and caused it to mould. Little Miss Blanche Ward, daughter of Mr. Maurice Ward, is sick with chickenpox. The physicians are very busy with chicken pox and grip patients. The latter seems to be increasing. Among its victims are Misses Nora and Mamie Worthington, near Hern wood, who are improving. Miss Blanche Kilgore has returned to her school at Powell’s Run, after spending the holidays at ber home. She is much pleased to find a large increase in tbe number of scholars. Mr. Raymond Day has returned to his stud ies at New Windsor College, after spending the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Day. Mr. Jack Tremmel, who makes his home with Mr. John Traill, near Granite, bad the misfortune to fall through the loft at the barn and break a small bone in bis leg, which will keep him quiet for a few weeks. He is under the care of Dr. W. I. Buppert. Miss Edna B. Day entertained a number of her friends at her home, near Hern wood, on Friday night of last week. Music and games were indulged in until a late hour. Refresh ments were served, after which the company departed for their homes. The Young People’s C. E. Society at Ran dallstown Presbyterian Church was conducted by Miss Nettie Christ last Sunday night 'Miss Florence Wolf is visiting friends in Bal timore and Violetville. Miss Grace Widerman, who lives near Hern wood, has been suffering with grip. Dr. W. I. Buppert, of Harrisonville, is attending ber. Rev. H. H. Henry has moved his furniture to the parsonage at Harrisonville and will bring his family from New York this week. Miss Anna Wheeler and brother Harry, of Baltimore, spent a few days with Miss Annie W eber, of Randallstown. D. Raspeburgr, 14th District.—On Sunday af ternoon last the Bunday school of Gatch M. E- Church was reorganized by the election of the following officers: Superintendent. W.J.Biddi son; assistant,Bernard Seitz; secreiary,Nelson Seymour; treasurer, John Oyeman ; pianist, Miss Mabel Maddon. Tbe missionary society was reorganized at the same time with Miss Jennie Burgan, president; Miss Margaret Melcboir, secretary, and Miss Emma Kern, treasurer. The school is growing rapidly un der tbe management of the superintendents. On New Year’s night tbe school bad planned a surprise for Mr. Biddison, the superintend ent, and met at the home of Mr. Alex. Hiess, of Rockdale, where they presented Mr. Biddi son with a pair of beautiful gold link cuff-but tons. Rev. E. P. Fellenbaum made tbe pre sentation speech, and Mr. Biddison responded. Refreshments were served and all present spent a pleasant evening. There is a great deal of sickuess in this neigh borhood. Grip is tbe prevailing disease. The family of Mrs. Fuller is a victim to it; also Mrs Ritter, Miss Raspe and Mrs. Lassahn. On January 27th, Rev. T. E. Peters, of Wa verly M. E. Church, will give a lecture at Gatch Church, on the subject of “Matrimony.” This lecture is one of Mr. Peters’ finest sub jects and it is earnestly hoped a large audience will greeet the speaker. Admission ten cents. Tenth District.—Several young men who live near the Baltimore and Harford county line have been doing some excellent shooting the past fall, and although they seldom miss their mark, they have the greatest respect for the game laws. They have never been seen hunting when the season is closed or on Sun days. This is more than can be said of others who live nearer the excellent wardens of these counties. At a shooting match held at Hess, Harford county, January Ist, several people who claim to be good shots, refused to shoot against these same young men because they win near ly everything they shoot for. There are trappers throughout the counties who set lots of steel traps every winter for skunks, but they really catch many more rab bits than their intended prey. It hardly seems fair for our excellent game wardens, who take ' so much pains to prosecute hunters for killing game out of season, to allow trappers to do the same simply because they claim to be setting ] their traps for an animal that is not protected i Iby the law. B. I Pleasant Hill, 6th District.—Mr. John H. • Trabert, who lived near Freeland Station, died on the 2d inst., and was buried at Middletown I last Bnnday morning. Mr. Trabert was in his i 40th year and was a victim of that fell deatroy s er—consumption. He was a member of the ■ Shield of Honor and was buried with the rite* | of the order. Rev. E. C Henderson, Baptist minister of Hereford, preached the funeral ser -1 mon. A wife and three children are left to i mourn the loss of a devoted husband and father. i On Wednesday morning Mr. Abraham Lohr, near Beckleysville, was buried in the cemetery at Middletown. Mr. Lohr died of the infirmi ties of age, having reached the 76th mile-post in life’s journey. Rev. 8. J. Derr, of Arcadia, who in former years was Mr. Lohr’s pastor, officiated. A widow and four children survive him. The changeable weather of the past week has been productive of a good deal of grip. The heavy downpour of rain on Tuesday was enough to have drowned all the grip germs, but we fear not. Ice, so far this season, has been very scarce and our people who have ice-houses are fear ing that they will not get them filled. But wbo knows what the weather man may have in Btore for us before the ides of March ? Mr. N. N. Norris, our merchant, made a trip to Hanover, Pa., last Saturday, visiting the Exchange Stables of H. W. Parr and purchased a beautiful roadster, which he now has on ex hibition. Mr. William R. Wbipperman has purchased from Mr. Howard R. Fowble a 4-acre lot on the Beckleysville road, for SIOO. This is the same property upon which a dwelling house was burned to the ground a few months ago. Last season was quite productive of clover seed, as a number of farmers in this section raised enough for their own use and some to spare, of which they seem very proud, owing to the high price of this article. We have never known fresh cows so scarce and so high in price as at present. Owing to the advance in the price of milk dairymen are hunting.them up very closely. This ought to encourage the farmers to raise more stock. Last Sunday morning Rev. N. A. Karicofe preached a very able sermon at Pine Grove Church. A large Sunday school is connected with this appointment, consisting not only of tbe young Folks, but tbe middle aged and tbe old folks are very regular in thelrattendance— a matter of which the officials feel very grate ful to all cdhnected therewith. Well, as Governor Crotbers is now occupy ing the mansion at Annapolis, andifbeshould want a good housekeeper, why we think he could not do better than come up to the “Old Sixth” to make his selection. B. Sixth District.—Quite a number of persons are sick, keeping the doctors busy. Several members of Mr. William N. Mays’ family are attended by Dr. George 8 Stone. Mr. George Fritz is la'id up with white swelling. Mrs. Sophia Walker and Mrs. Daniel Smith are at tended by Dr. Wirtz, of Lineboro. Public sales will soon begin and then “flit tings” will follow suit, which will separate old neighbors and form new acquaintances. Rev. Charles E. Fultz, of tbe Otterbein Me morial Church, Hampden, Baltimore, preached the funeral of Mrs. Lydia List, at Saint Paul’s U. B. Church, on the 3d inst. She leaves a husband anda Dumber of small children. Tbe pall-bearers were Messrs. Hampsher, Mixter, Hoofhieser, Miller and Messrs Hendricks. Mr. Hartenstein was the undertaker. Mr. James H. McCullough had a narrow escape in tbe fire which destroyed the steam boat St Mary’s lately. He was the steward of the boat and lost a valuable watch and some of his clothing. O. [The particulars of tbe accident that befel Mr. McCullough are given as follows by an exchange: "J. H. McCullough, formerly of New Freedom, and widely known as an auc tioneer, had a narrow escape from the fire that destroyed the steamer St. Mary’s, at Holland Point, Md., a few nights ago. Mr. McCullough was tbe steward on the ill-fated steamer and while be succeeded in making his escape from tbe flames unhurt, all his clothing and a valu able watch were lost. Thomas Thompson, a colored waiter, perished in the fire. By means of life boats tbe entire crew and passengers effected their escape from the burning steamer, which had been run aground. The burned steamer was owned by the Maryland, Dela ware and Virginia Railroad Company.”] Kingsville, llth District.—Miss Mary E. Holland, a teacher in the Arlington public school, is at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Holland, suffering from an attack of grip. Sister Mary of St. Agnes, of the House of the Good Shepherd, Baltimore, owing to ill health, is sojourning at the home of her par ents, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Holter. Miss Mary A. Bell is spending some time with friends at Blue Ridge and in Baltimore. Mr. David Bell, Jr., of Canada, and the Misses Ball, of Baltimore, spent the New Year holiday with Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Bell, of this neighborhood. Mr. James Wells is suffering with grip. Mrs. Frank M. Gorsuch and son, who spent the past two weeks with Miss Emily Quinlin, have returned to their home in Baltimoie. Miss Lucy DeMoss, of Upper Falls, has re covered from an attack of the prevailing malady. Miss Lottie Ely, of New York, has returned to ber home, having spent some time with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Ely, of Brad shaw. Mrs. Jacob Dean, of Elkton, is a guest of her daughter, Mrs. J. Leo Moore, of this neigh borhood. Mr. and Mrs. J. Leo Moore, of Bradshaw, are happy in consequence of a bran new ten pound son. Mr. Thomas French is still sick and suffer ing with rheumatism. E. Upper Falls, llth District.—The Epworth League of Salem M. E. Church has been re organized. with the following officers : Presi dent, G. W. Montgomery; Ist vice-presidfent, J. E. Standi ford ; 2d, James L. Norwood; 3d, Mrs. J. Hammond ; 4th, Mrs. E. Coibin ; secretary, J. H. Burton ; treasurer, Mrs. A. B. Bell; organist, Miss Elenora Corbin; assis tant organist, Miss Elsie Burton. Mrs. Marv Howard, formerly of this place, but now of Baltimore, was buried at Salem Church on Monday of last week. Bhe is sur vived by one son and two daughters. They are Mr. Charles Howard, of Philadelphia, and Mrs. L. Bevard and Mrs. E. Deal, both of Baltimore. Salem M. E. Sunday school held an enter tainment on New Year’s eve, after which the children received their usual Christmas treat. Mrs. G. W. Montgomery was presented with a Bible for best attendance in the Bible class, and Master Lyle Burton was presented with a Testament for best attendance in the primary department. There will be preaching at Salem M. E. Church, on Sunday, January 12th, at 3 p. m., by the pastor. Rev. M. L. Beall. League ser vices at 7.30 p. m. Grip is prevalent in this neighborhood. B. Glencoe, N. C. R. R.—The Filston Farm is in a very thriving condition and everything is in an up-to-date shape. The success of it is due to the efficient manager, Mr. Harvey, wbo is liked by everybody. All regret the loss of one good helper, Mr. Benjamin Lintz, who has been on the farm for the past five years. On New Year’s night they gave a reception to a crowd of friends and everyone enjoyed the affair. There were two large grapbophones and Miss Bertha C. Cook, of Sweet Air, ren dered some fine vocal and instrumental music on Airs. Lintz's new upright piano organ. Miss Cook and Mr. C. H. Ford served tbe refreshments and acted as host and hostess for the reception. Mr. George Lintz, who owns a large farm at Glencoe, has now made his eldest son, Mr. Benjamin Lintz, overseer of all his property and be has moved his family to Jacksonville where they are now residing. Miss Verna Hildes. wbo bas been visiting relatives and friends at Glyndon, has returned to her home of this place. Mr. Harry Writnor, of Baltimore, has re cently opened a shoemaker’s shop at this place and is meeting with success. F. Found Lying Dead in the Road.—Early on Wednesday morning last the dead body of Mrs. John Skelton, of Stone Cove, near Fork, lltb district, was found lying on the public road leading from Fork to Baldwin Station. Justice W. O B. Wright and Dr. J. F. H.Gor sucb made a thorough investigation and de cided an inquest unnecessary and that ber death was due to exposure and alcoholic ex cesses. In the meantime the police were noti fied, and Patrolman German, of Towson, and Patrolman Creamer, of Canton, went to Fork and arrested John Skelton, Jr., a stepson of tbe dead woman, who was seen leaving Fork late Tuesday night in a buggy with her. John Skelton, Sr , was also arrested. Young Skelton made a straightforward state ment when arrested. He said he heard his father was sick and when he went to his home found he was drinking. As be was leaving, he says, his stepmother said she was going up to the corner with him, and she got into tbe buggy. They remained at Fork for sometime ana left in the buggy. Both were drinkiog, and Skelton says the dead woman got out of the buggy soon after they left Fork and he drove on to the home of a friend. Many of the residents of the neighborhood believe this to be so, as Mrs. Skelton was in the habit of taking long walks when drinking. They think she left the buggy and not beiDg able to walk to her home fell in the road ana died during tbe night. Tbe body was taken to the undertaking establishment of John Arthur & Sods and later removed to the home of ber brother, William McClnsky, at Fallston, Har ford county. She was 54 years old. The father and son were brought to Towson and committed to jail by Justice Herbert on the charge of drunk and disorderly. The case was reported to State’s Attorney Bussey and after an investigation he decided that tbe woman died of exposure. He thereupon ordered the release of tbe meD. This is Bad for the Barber.—Mr. John Adams, an inmate of the Maryland Line Con federate Soldiers’ Home, at Pikeeville, bas not had bis hair cut since the beginning of tbe Civil War. He and several of his comrades made a vow they would not cut their hair | until tbe success of the Confederate cause was established. Mr. Adams’ hair reaches his | waist, but he usually keeps it concealed under I a slouch hat. The Toweon Improvement Association Holds Meeting.—The Towson Improvement Association held its first meeting in the New Year in the Guild House, on Wednesday night, with (he president, Mr. James J. Lindsay, in the chair, and Mr. N. D. R. Allen, secretary. A resolution was adopted urgently request ing the members of the Legislature to have a law passed making provision for an addition to the Court House and renovating the present building. Another resolution was passed requesting the remover of garbage to give more prompt and effective attention to the collection of garbage. Much time was taken in discussing the light ing of the town. Messrs. James J. Lindsay, John T. Hershner and Charles E. Fendall re ported that for several months the lights in the town have been out at intervals and that more lights were needed and of greater power. All the members present thought that the Court House park should be well lighted. Dr. A. C. McCurdy and Mr. Charles E. Fen dall were added to the committee on lighting, and the committee will also look out for bet ter police protection. It was suggested that more than one patrolman be appointed for the town. The committee on carfare and service was requested to make another effort to have a lower fare from the city to Towson, more cars and a switch at Towson for the freight cars. Dr. McCurdy, chairman of the committee on mail service, reported that the committee bad waited on the Baltimore Postmaster in the interest of having a 2 t. m. delivery and addi tional mail boxes, and he requested the com mittee to call again, when he would take up the matter. It was decided to appoint a committee on legislation and a motion was passed makiDg President Lindsay chairman. Club Takes Action on the Suppression of Tuberculosis.—At the last meeting of the Junior Gunpowder Agricultural Club the fol lowing was unanimously adopted: “Whereas, The dairymen of Baltimore county and the State of Maryland have for years been using their best efforts to eradicate tuberculosis from their milking herds with all the means at their disposal, and with reason able success; and “Whereas, The methods of destruction of cattle through the tuberculine test has proven grossly expensive and of no practical result; now, therefore, since the system of vaccination against tuberculosis has been tried and proven successful, and by this system in the course of a short time herds producing milk are rendered immune to tuberculosis; therefore, be it “Resolved , That the Junior Gunpowder Agri cultural Club heartily endorses the vaccina tion methods and recommend it to the milk *producing farmers throughout the State; also urge that the State, through the Legislature, for the good of the State, assist this method by supplying the vaccination material under prop er safeguards to the veterinarians of the State free of cost to the owners of dairy cattle, and that milk producers, doctors of medicine and all bodies trying to prevent tuberculosis inter est themselves in the passage of a bill before the Legislature to accomplish these results.’’ The origin of fires was also considered by the club and the subject of the manufacture and sale of matches was fully discussed. The members, believing that many fires have been caused by matches, passed the following reso lution : “Resolved, That we advocate and encourage the sale only of what is known as the ‘Safety Match.’ ” Fine Church Destroyed by Fire.—A let ter from Belair dated January sth says: “Grace M. P. Church, in this place, was de stroyed by fire this evening, together with its entire furnishings. The fire was not discov ered until after it had gained considerable pro gress. Revs. C. K. McCasiin, pastor of the church, and Hugh L. Elderdice, president of the Western Maryland Theological Seminary, made strenuous efforts to extinguish the blaze with buckets of. water, but were forced to leave the building on account of the dense smoke. An effort was made to give the alarm by means of the town fire bell, but for some reason it failed to work, and by the time the local fire department arrived the building was a mass of flames. By heroic efforts the firemen kept the flames from spreading to the parsonage and a large frame building adjoining. So rapidly did the fire progress that even the Bible and the pulpitcould not be saved. "Rev. S. A. Hoblitzell, a former pastor of the church, filled the pulpit at this morning’s services. He served the church for 10 years, and of the large crowd who witnessed the fire no one felt the loss more keenly than he did. “The church, which was built in 1884, dur ing the pastorate of Rev. T. D. Valiant, was of architectural beauty and one of the most valu able in the entire conference district. The lot on which the church was located is the most beautiful in the town. The church was built of white pine at a cost of several thousand dol lars. Public spirited citizens and members of other denominations of the town have prom ised liberal contributions towards tbe erection of a new edifice. The insurance of 12,700 will only partially cover the loss.” An overheated furnace is supposed to have caused the fire. SUw Bslalr Baad-to toe Put in Oondltion. —At a well attended meeting of the Perry Hall Improvement Association, held Friday night, 3d inst., it decided to begin active operations at once to put the condemned portion of the Bel air road in safe condtiton for travel. This road was condemned by a sheriff’s jury nearly two years ago and since that time, it is alleged, the company owing it has made no ef fort to put it in the condition prescribed by its charter. The residents of Perry Hall have peti tioned the County Commissioners on two or three occasions to get the county to accept the road as a public highway. Owing to proposed legislation which, if favorably considered, will result in tbe Btate acquiring and maintaining as State roads all turnpikes in Baltimore coun ty, the County Commissioners have declined to take over the road. A number of dangerous holes have been washed in the road, destroying the macadam surface in many places and making it danger ous for travel. At the association meeting Mr. Henry Jas per was elected the association’s supervisor, to take full charge of the work of repairing the road. Practically all the residents of Perry Hall and persons using the road north of that point expressed their willingness to begin work on the road;witbin the next ten days. It is expected that the County Commissioners will contribute something toward putting tbe road in condition. They will be waited on by a committee with that object in view. The Vaccination of Calves to Prevent Tuberculosis.—The vaccination of calves for the prevention of the spread and tbe eventual wiping out of tuberculosis among milk cattle is to be one of the most important matters to be taken up by the Farmers’ League of Mary land, which will hold its annual meeting shortly. The efforts of tbe Maryland farmers will be directed toward State aid in this mat ter, and it is probable that some steps will be taken toward bringing it before the Legisla ture. The plan was suggested by the Junior Gunpowder Club, and is receiving the atten tion of the raisers of milk cattle throughout the State. The farmers wish to get tbe State to furnish tbe vaccine material, and it is also desired that the veterinary surgeons of the State become familiar with the process and use of the vaccine. Volunteer Firemen’s Annual Conven tion.—The executive committee of the Balti more County Volunteer Firemen’s Association met last Saturday at the office of President James J. Lindsay, in the Equitable Building, Baltimore, and arranged to hold tbe second general convention at Glyndon, on Saturday night, February 22d. Each of the sixteen companies will send delegations, and an effort will be made to make the meeting the largest ever held by firemen of the county. A resolu tion was offered by Mr. T. R. Arnold indorsing Mr. Frank I. Wheeler, of Towson, chairman of tbe executive committee, for the position of State Fire Marshal. The resolution was adopted. Successful Road Meeting.—The meeting held by tbe Falls Road Improvement Associa lion at School House No. 4, Falls road, last Saturday night, was most successful, notwith standing the bad weather. There was a large nomber present. Mr. W. W. Crosby, State roads engineer,made an instructive address and afterwards questions were asked pertaining to road matters, which were answered by Mr. Crosby. A subscription was taken up by tbe members and neighbors and sum of SSOO was subscribed to improving another section of the Falls road, which will extend to what is known as Broadway. It is hoped the County Commissioners will do something substantial toward this greatly needed improvement. The Toll-Gates Will be Removed—A meeting of the stockholders of the Jerusalem Turnpike Company was held at the office of the United Railways Company on Tuesday last. This company owns stock in tbe turn pike company, but it is not a majority holder. The meeting took up *he decision rendered by the Circuit Court of Baltimore county last month, which prohibited tbe turnpike com pany from charging tolls in tbe county. The stockholders directed that all toll gates along the pike in the county be removed in accord ance with this order. The company has part of the pike within the city limits and a part in Harford county. The court’s order had no reference to these portions. Mr. Talbott Has a Double.—The Balti more American of Tuesday said: “Mr. J. W. Sutton, a farmer of Kent county, who was in Baltimore yesterday on his way to Annapolis to attend the inauguration, bad the amusing experience of being frequently mistaken for Mr. J. Fred. C. Talbott because of nis resem blance to tbe Congressman from the Second district. The likeness was heightened by his headwear, which was also of the Talbott type. One point in Mr. Sutton's favor is that be looks much more youthful.” Shield of Honor Electa.—The following officers have been elected by Howard Lodge, Shield of Honor, of Phoenix : Senior Warden —Philip R. Price; Worthy Master—George * Smith; Junior Master—JohnT.Burns; Chap lain— William Zimmerman; Conductor — Harrv Proctor ; Secretary—Robert Piereol; . Treasurer— W.W. Hare; Trustee—Noah Seitz. | Personal Mention.— —Mr. E. L. Gernand, of Mt. Washington, has been drawn to serve as a petit juror in the U. 8. District Court of Maryland. —Mr. and Mrs. Samuel H. Cook, of Green castle. Pa., are visiting their sons, Messrs. Elmer J. and Albert 8. Cook, of Towson —Mrs. Joseph Phipps, of Bpringfield, Prince George s county, paid a visit this week to rela tives in Towson. She formerly resided here. —Hon. John 8. Biddison, of Baltimore coun ty, will be chairman of the Judiciary Com mittee at the present session of the Maryland Senate. —Mr. Richard H. Woollen, of Baltimore, was among The Union’s callers this week. He was for many years a well known resident of Green Spring Valley. —Mr. Nathan R. Smith, Jr., who spent the holidays with his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Nathan R. Smith, of Green Spring Valley, has returned to the Gunnery School, in Connecticut. —Miss Helen Ridgely, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ridgely, of Hampton, left on Wed nesday for Florida and will spend the remain der of the winter at St. Augustine and Palm Beach. —Mr. Samuel M. Shoemaker, a member of the Baltimore county School Board, has been re-elected a member of the board of directors of the Safe Deposit and Trust Company of Baltimore. —Rev. Thomas E. Coopes, pastor of Towson M. E Church, on Thursday night entertained at tbe parsonage the senior Bible class of the Sunday school, of which he is the teacher. About twenty persons were present. —Rev. A. T. Pindell, for many years rector of Bherwood P. E. Church, Cockeysville, has been sick and confined to his home for some days. Tbe wife of Rev. Mr. Pindell is a sister of Major John I. Yellott, of Towson. —Mr. William McCallister, of Hamilton, president of the Confederated Improvement Associations of Baltimore county, is confined to tbe bouse with a mild attack of pneumonia and is being attended by Dr. William D Corse. —Mr. M. M. Todd, presumably a former Baltimore countian, or perhaps connected with the well known Todd family here, became a subscriber to The Union this week. His ad dress is Brown’s Valley, Yuba county, Cali fornia. —Mr. and Mrs. John P. Corbin, of Loch Raven, announce tbe marriage of their daugh ter, Clara Irene, to Mr. Ross Wilson Hooper, son of Mr. Frank X Hooper, of Glenarm, on Tuesday, December 31st, 1807. They will re side at Glenarm. —Dr. J Royston Green and Mr. William 8. Keecb, of Towson, were guests on Wednesday night at the banquet of the Maryland Automo bile Club that took place at Hotel Belvedere in Baltimore. Mr. Osborne I. Yellott, president of the club, was toastmaster. —Mr. George H. Merrvman, president of the Mutual Fire Insurance Co. of Balto. county, has been very sick with grip several days this week at his home near Bosley. Mr. John Ridgely, of Hampton, has also been confined to his home with the same malady. —Mr. and Mrs. John R. Gorsuch, of Phila delphia, have been visiting relatives in Tow son. Mr. Gorsuch, who formerly resided here, has been connected with the Postal Tel egraph Company many years. He is a son of Mr. Joseph Gorsuch, of Baltimore. —Mr. Upton 8. Brady, real estate and in surance agent, is now located in the Equitable Building. Baltimore. He was formerly of the firm of Brady & Colburn, which was dissolv ed. At present Mr. Brady and family reside on Regester avenue, near the York road. —Miss Mary Ebaugb, a graduate of the Woman’s Col lege of Baltimore, and a daughter of the late Prof. Z. C. Ebaugb, of Reisters town, has been appointed vice-principal of Catonsville High School. Until lately Miss Ebaugb bad been teaching in Tuskegee, Ala. —The Towson law firm of Yellott, Offutt & Haile (Osborne I. Yellott, T. Scott Offutt and Elmer R. Haile,) has been dissolved by mutual consent. Each will continue in practice on his own account. Mr. Yellott is the senior member of the Baltimore law firm of Yellott & Symington. —Mrs. William H. Love, of Baltimore, who was stricken with paralysis on Christmas day at the home of her son-in-law, Dr. Harry M. Slade, in Reisterstown, is reported to be still in a critical condition. For many years Mrs. Love was a successful teacher in the schools of Baltimore city. —Mr. W. Stewart Diffenderffer, of Green Spring Valley, who had been a very active and useful member of the board of managers of Timonium fair for several years, has resigned. Mr Frederick von Kapff, of Btoneleigb, who had previously been a member of tbe board, was chosen as his successor. —Mr. Fred. D. Dollenberg, Jr., who wa elected county surveyor in November, took the oath of office before Mr. Wm. P. Cole, Clerk of the Circuit Court, on Monday. He is the only county official who does not get a salary. He is paid entirely by fees and if there is no work there are no fees. —Mr. Leonard Otto, of Little Plymouth, King and Queen county, Va., was a caller at The Union office on Tuesday, in company with his brother, Mr. Albert Otto, of Lauraville, Balti more county. Mr. Otto, who is engaged in farming and milling, has been a resident of that section of Virginia nearly twenty years. —The many friends of Mr. H. Washington Knoebel, of Baltimore county, were glad to see that he has again been chosen postmaster ■of the House of Delegates of Maryland. This is the third time he has held this office and his efficiency and popularity with tbe members have made his services almost indispensable. —Mr. William A. Phelps, ot Pulaski, Va., is the man who bought the farm of the late John Bacon, at Monkton, N.C. R.R. He is a farmer and merchant. Tbe farm contains 400 acres and has been regarded as one of the best dairy farms in the county. The sale was made by Mr. Lewis M. Bacon, of the Towson bar, act ing for the heirs. —Mr. Frank E. Corse, proprietor of Clair mont Nurseries, on tbe Belair road, was among the callers at The Union office on Wednesday. He is preparing for an active season and thinks tbe business outlook is good. Mr. Corse is a member ofthewell known family of that name that has been engaged in tbe nursery busi ness in Baltimore county for fully a century. WINTER NUPTIAL EVENTS. Merritt—Wann.— The marriage of Miss N. Wilson Wann, daughter of Mr. James H. Wann, of Emmorton, Harford county, to Mr. Richard Todd Merritl, of Grange, took place at noon on Wednesday in North Point M. E. Church South Rev. Frank M. Richardson performed the ceremony. Miss Julia M. Thompson played the wedding marches. The bride was attired in a traveling suit of Copen hagen blue broadcloth, with hat and gloves to match, and waist of chiffon cloth. Miss Anna Sara Rogers, of North Point, the maid of honor, wore a suit of dark blue, with bat to match, and waist of point de’sprit. The ushers were Messrs. George W. Merritt and Alvah R. Merritt, brothers of the groom; Thomas B. Todd, Jr., and John T. Gorsuch. Mr. and Mrs. Merritt left for a Southern trip and will live on their return at Grange. The groom is a son of Mr. T. Alvah Merritt. DeLong—Cole.— Miss Dora E. Cole, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Stevenson L Cole, of Cedar avenue, was married Wednesday night to Rev. Charles L. DeLong, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church South at Perry Hall, at the home of the bride’s uncle, Euclid avenue, Ir viDgton. The ceremony was performed by Rev. John A. Anderson, presiding elder of tbe East Baltimore district, assisted by Rev. Claude M. Hesser. The bride was dressed in white messa line silk, trimmed in Irish point lace. Her veil was caught with orange blossoms. Miss Mary V. DeLong, of Lithia, Va., was tbe maid of honor. The best man was Mr. George L. DeLong. The bridesmaids were Misses C. Ber nice Gorsuch and Warren Belt Cole. Messrs. James B. Arthur and A. Bernett Cole were the ushers. After the ceremony a reception was held. Reverend and Mrs. DeLong will take a honeymoon tour South. Patterson— McElwain.— Miss Vania Blanche McElwain, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William McElwain, of White Hall, was mar ried Wednesday afternoon at the home of tbe bride’s parents, to Mr. Samuel John Patterson. The ceremony was performed by Rev. F. B. Everitt, pastor of Centre Presbyterian Church, assisted by Rev. S. M. Engle, pastor of Bethel Presbyterian Church. The bride wore white point d’esprit over white taffeta silk, with a veil caught by roses, and carried Bride roses. Miss Olive M. McElwain, cousin of the bride, was bridesmaid. Mr. Howard Patterson, brother of the groom, was best man. The wed ding march was played by M iss Georgia Ander son. The ushers were Mr. Stewart Kirkwood and Mr. Robert McDonald. Mr. and Mrs. Pattison left later for a Southern trip. Turnpike Company’s Annual Meeting:. —Tbe annual meeting of the Dulany’s Valley and Towsontown Turnpike Company was held in the Towson National Bank Building, on Monday, 6th instant, with Col. D. M. Matthews in the chair, and Mr. Edward 8. Peerce, secre tary. Officers for the ensuing year were elected as follows : President, D. M. Matthews; treas urer, Edward 8. Peerce; directors, H. E. Bartle son, Edward S. Peerce, John Ridgely of H., George H. Merryman and J. Albert Booth. No dividend was declared. Treasurer Peerce having been authorized to expend tbe entire surplus of tbe past year on the road. Mr. Peerce was chosen supervisor of the road and secretary to the board. To Get Rid of ft f rior Incumbrance.—Mr Noah E. Offutt, attorney for Mr. Charles C- Harris, assignee of a mortgage by R. E. Lee Bosley and Mary M. Bosley to Milton W. Offutt on April 1, 1895, for $1,300. filled a bill in tbe Circuit Court here on Tuesday against Mr. and Mrs. Bosley and Mary A Musgrove asking the court to require tbe Bosleys to pay to Mr. Harris the amount of the mortgage, or in the event of their failure to do so that tbe property covered by the mortgage be sold. It is alleged that the Bosleys made a prior mort gage to Marv A. Musgrove for SSOO, which is defective, and the court is asked to decree a sale free from this prior incumbrance. Hunt Club Fixture*.—The fixtures of the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club for the re mainder of the present month will be as fol lows : Saturday, January 11th, Randallstown, 2 30 p. m ; Tuesday, January 14th, Kennels, 630 a m ; Thursday, January 16th, Brook - landville, 2.45 p. m ; Saturday, January 18th, Painter’s lane, 2.30 p. m. ; Thursday, January 23d, Stevsnson Btation, 245 P. m. ; Saturday, January 25th, Kennels, 2.30 p. u.; Thursday, | January 30th, Rockland, 2.40 f. k. THE DEATH RECORD. Hebb.—Dr. Henry J. Hebb, who had been sick about eight months, died at his home at Randallstown, 2d district, at 4 o’clock on Fri day morning, January 10th. He was born at Tower Hill, tbe Hebb homestead in St. Mary’s countv, in 1842. He was educated at Charlotte Hall College and chose the study of medicine as his profession, but at the breaking out of the Civil War he entered the Confederate army in which be continued until his arrest during a raid into Maryland. At the close of the war he resumed his medical studies in Baltimore and graduated in 1872. Dr. Hebb immediate ly located at Randallstown and had been en gaged in practice there until his health failed. Dr. Hebb took a leading part in public affairs and was recognized as the head of the Demo crat organization in the 2d district. He was chairman of the County Executive Committee for nearly twelve years and was also a mem ber of the State Central Committee. He was president of the Board of Election Supervisors several years. In 1885 Dr. Hebb was the nomi nee of his party for County Treasurer and was elected. In the fall of 1893 he was chosen Register of Wills of the county, serving a full term of six years. This was the last public office held by him. At the time of bis death he was a director of the Maryland Home for the Feeble-Minded, near Owings’ Mills. Dr. Hebb, who was a genial gentleman, discharged all his public duties with fidelity and honor and left behind him an untarnished record. In 1876 Dr. Hebb married Miss Anna A. Jean, daughter of the late David Jean, of tbe 2d dis trict. She died without issue. Later he mar ried Miss Phoebe Hayes, daughter of the late John 8. Hayes, of Rossville, Baltimore county. She survives him, with three children—Mr. Harry J. Hebb, of Baltimore, and Miss Eliza beth Hebb and Richard Hebb, at home. Lamb. —The funeral of Mr. George M. Lamb, whose sudden death was mentioned in The Union last ween, took place at “Cedar croft,” his late home on tbe York road, at 2 30 p. m. on Sunday afternoon. The burial ser vice of the Society of Friends was conducted. Eulogistic remarks relative to the life of the deceased were made by Dr. O. Edward Janney, Miss Martha Townsend and Mrs. Pauline Holme. Prayer was offered by Rev. W. W. Shaw, pastor of tbe Govanstown Presbyterian Church. The funeral was attended by mauy prominent men in Baltimore business circles. The Baltimore Chamber of Commerce was represented by a committee. The honorary pall bearers were Mr. George A. Pope, Dr. Ed ward N. Brush and Messrs. J. Olney Norris, R. M. Jones, William H. Conklin, John Black, William Cunningham and Henry C. Matthews. Employes of Henry W. Jenkins & Sons, un dertakers, were the active pall-bearers. The interment, which was private, was in Friends’ Cemetery, on the Belair road. Wllkens.—Mr. James T. Wilkens, aged 19 years and 21 days, died of tuberculosis, Janu ary 6th, at the home of his aunt, Mrs. John S. Norris, of Seattle, Washington. He issurvived by his mother, Mrs. John E. Ervin, of Fork, Baltimore county, and one brother, Mr. George 8. Wilkens, of Seattle. Mr. Wilkens was high ly esteemed by all who knew him. He was a graduate of the class of 1903, of Dickinson Seminary, Pa. Mrs. Ervin left for Seattle, December 31st, and arrived there January 4th, and was with her son when he died. Hanley.—Mr. Thomas Hanley, a well known farmer of the 2d district, died at his home, at Harrisonville, on Saturday last, after a week’s illness from pneumonia. Mr. Hanley was born in County Galway, Ireland, about 70 years ago, emigrated to this county in 1855 and had resided on the farm on which he died since (Mr. Michael J. Hanley, of Harrisonville,) who was one of tbe candidates for the House of Delegates on tbe Republican ticket last fall. A grandson of the deceased is now ill with pneumonia. Miller.—Mr. Florian Miller, one of the old est residents of Parkville, Harford road, died on Monday last at his home, after a short ill ness. Death was due to infirmities of age. The funeral took place Wednesday morning, at 8 o’clock, from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, where requiem mass was celebrated by Rev. Father Trinkhaus. Interment in the ceme tery adjoining the church. Mr. Miller was 78 years of age and is survived by his wife and three sons—Messrs. Thomas, Nicholas and John Miller. Griffith.—During the very heavy rain of last Tuesday the remains of Mrs. Mary L. Cook Griffith, a former reeident of the 2d dis trict, who died in Baltimore on January 4th, were interred in Mount Paran Cemetery, Har risonville. Mrs. Griffith, who was born in Baltimore county in 1826, was the widow of Thomas Griffith, at one time one of the best known educators of the county, and had a large circle of friends in that section of the county. Wagner.—Mrs. Elizabeth Wagner, wife of the late Henry Wagner, departed this life, Jan uary 9th, 1908, at her late home, at Parkville, Harford road, aged 71 years. She had been a resident of Parkville for 35 years. She is sur vived by two daughters and two sons—Misses Leana and Mamie Wagner and Messrs. John and Frederick Wagner, Her funeral will take place at St. John’s Church, at Parkville, on Sunday, January 12th, at 2 p. m. Brogan.—Mrs. Mary Brogan, aged 72 years, widow of James Brogan, died on the 3d inst., at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles B. Noppenberger, of Cockeysville. She was a na tive of Ireland but had been a resident of this county for half a century and one of the oldest members of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Texas. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Noppen berger, one son and five grandchildren. Baublltz.—Mr. S. Nelson Baublitz, of Glyn don, died last Sunday morning, aged 45 years. Though he had been in failing health for the past year death was due to an attack of pleuro pneumonia, superinduced by the grip. Mr, Baublitz was a carpenter by trade. He leaves a widow and one son. He is also survived by asister, Mrs. Robert Allender, and two brothers —Messrs. John and G. Baublitz. Herder.—Mrs. Herder, wife of Mr. Charles Herder, died at her home in Reisterstown, on the 4th instant. Within three years Mr. Her der lost his wife and three children. The fu neral of Mrs. Herder took place on Monday. Rev. Joseph Fletcher, of the Protestant Epis copal Church, conducting the services. Stephens.—Mrs. Amanda Stephens, aged 84 years, widow ot Joseph Stephens, died last Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Georgeana Cooke, Pleasant Hill, 4th district, after a lingering illness due to a complication of diseases. Bne is survived by eight chil dren—six sons and two daughters. McGuire.—Mr. Patrick McGuire, an old resident of Pikesville, died on the 3d inst. For thirty-five years be was manager of the estate of the late Joseph Linton. He is survived by two sons—Joseph M. McGuire, who is a deputy warden at the Baltimore city jail, and Francis J. McGuire—and one daughter. Michaels.—Mr. Jacob Michaels, who for many years conducted an express business at Govanstown, died in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Baltimore, on Bunday last, aged 55 years. He is survived by a widow, two sons and one daughter. Bethany Lodge Installs Officers.—Beth any Lodge, I. O. O. F., of Glenarm, on Wed nesday night installed tbe following officers for the ensuing term: Noble Grand—Harry Shearman. Vice Grand—Rev. M. L. Beall. Treasurer—Harry W. Dilworth. Financial Secretary—Pbineas Hartley. Recording Secretary—John F. Mumma. Chaplain—Jesse Billingsley. Marshal—A. T. Streett. Warden—John B. Foard. Conductor—Elisha Slade. Right Supporter to N. G.—W. T. Hartley. Left Supporter to N. G.—Dr. John 8. Green. Right Supporter to V. G.—J. L. Norwood. Left Supporter to V. G.—Herman Snider. Outside Guardian —Charles Burton. Inside Guardian—Frederick Deßaugh. Right and Left Scene Supporters—Charles 1864. He is survived by a widow and one son Cain and Wm. Levinsobn. Representative to the Grand Lodge—John F. Mumma. Bank Officer Resigns Under a Cloud.— Mr. Victor G. Bloede, president of the First National Bank of Catonsville, who was indic ted by the United States Grand Jury, in Wash ington, last Monday, for alleged conspiracy against the United States Government m the matter of tbe sale of inks to tbe Bureau of En graving and Printing, on Thursday resigned as head of the bank, of which he had lately be come president. His resignation was presen ted at a meeting of the directors of the bank. It was rumored that the action was taken as a result of tbe charges laid against Mr. Bloede by the Government. No action has been taken by the bank. Dwelling House Burned.—The pretty home of Mr.Fred.W. Glantz.on White avenue, Hamilton, was destroyed by fire at 3 o’clock last Monday, supposed to have been caused by an overheated furnace. The family was awakened by tbe smell of smoke in the house. Mr Glantz alarmed his neighbors by firing a pistol and they were soon on hand, as were also the volunteer and other fire companies of the neighborhood, all of which rendered ex cellent service in saving nearby property. The loss is estimated at several thousand dollars and is only partially covered by insurance. Declared Sane by a Jury.—A sheriff’s jury at Towson on Thursday, summoned to in quire into the alleged lunacy of Corneille Cook, who lives near Catonsville, declared that she is sane. The proceeding was instituted by George M. Cook, her nephew, through Attor ney Linwood L. Clark. Miss Cook was repre sented by Attorneys Charles F. Harley and W. Gill Smith. The jury was composed of eighteen men and its verdict was unanimous. Company Elects Officers —The annual meeting of the Riverview Park Company was held in Baltimore on Wednesday and directors and officers re-elected. This company is con trolled by the United Railways and Electric Company. Mr. William A. House, president of the United, is president of the Riverview Company. The lessee of the park is Mr. M. J. Fitsimmons. Correspondence Baltimore County Union. THE PARCELS POST. A Postal System That is Robbing tbe People of the United States In Order to Enrich a Few Big Cor porations—How Much Lon ger Will the Outrage be Tolerated ? Rayville, Hd., January Ist, 1908. Editors Union .‘—The establishment of a Par. cels Post has been discussed by the agricultural papers and by some of the magazines for several years, but the great city dailies and the country newspapers have had very little to say on the subject. The average American citizen has cherished the patriotic opinion that the public conve niences of the United States are far greater than those of other enlightened nations, and until this opinion is shown to be unfounded there will be no united effort to persuade or compel the Government to give the American people postal facilities equal to those of Great Britain and the German and Austro-Hungarian empires. Having compiled some statistics from reliable sources I will, with your permission, lay them before your readers for their earnest considera tion. One writer has said that “commerce in its final analysis resolves itself into the delivery of par cels, and as civilization develops commerce di vides itself more and more into parcels, and the carrying of packages must play a constantly in creasing part.” Bince the establishment of the Rural Free De livery system the want of a parcels post is felt more keenly than ever before by those living remote from cities and towns, and while the op portunity is afforded of having packages of mer chandise weighing four pounds, or less, deliv ered by the rural carrier, the cost of carriage in many instances exceeds the cost of the article Itself, and if an article is wanted In a hurry, that weighs over four pounds and is not kept In the country store, it is necessary to send to a distant city—go several miles to an express office for it —and pay more than the value ot the arti cle in express charges. The statement has been made, and can easily be verified, that the rate charged on packages by the United States Postoffice Department Is six thousand per cent, greater than the German rate. In the United States merchandise rated as fourth-class matter is 84 cents for four pounds, and if the package weighs over four pounds it will not be received at all. An extra chargo Is made for registration and its safe delivery is not insured. This same package can be posted in London, England, carried across the Atlantic Ocean and then taken in a United States mail oar and car ried across the American continent and deliv ered in the remotest suburb of San Francisco for how much ? For one-fourth less than you, Messrs. Editors, can have four poundß of type sent from Baltimore to Towson. Instead of being limited to 4 pounds, at 16 cents per pound, you can send 11 pounds from London to San Francisco at 12 cents per pound, and, in addi tion, have it insured at a nominal cost. But this is notan exceptional case,as England will carry a package from Edinburgh, byway of London, Egypt, Suez Canal, India and Hong Kong to Shanghai and deliver it to the home of the receiver for 12 cts. per pound, or three fourths of what you pay from Towson to Bal timore. Great Britain is not exceptional in her postal liberality. Hon. Mr. Heaton, M. P., who has made postal reform a special study, claims that Great Britain is as far behind Germany and Austria in their postal systems as the United States is behind Great Britain. If a Baltimore manufacturer sends a 4-pound package to Towson—a distance of seven miles— he pays 64 cents postage, but the German manu facturer can send a package weighing 25 pounds, under the German postal system, a distance of ten miles for six cents. While the United States Podtofflce Depart ment refuses to accept a package weighing over 4 pounds, Germany has extended the limit to 110 pounds, and by a postal agreement with Austria a merchant living in the north of Ger many can ship a package weighing 110 pounds to the southern limit of Austria and have it deliv ered at the home of the consignee for 30 cents, and for 6 cents extra its safe delivery will be guaranteed. Thus the merchant of Baltimore pays six thousand per cent, more to our Post office Department for sending a package to Tow son than the German merchant does to the ex treme limit of a foreign country. When John Wannamaker was Postmaster- General he said: “It is true that parcels could be carried at one-twelfth of the present oost, but there are four insuperable obstacles in the way of carrying parcels by the Postofflce De partment. First—the Adams’ Express Com pany ; second, the American Express Company; third, the Wells Fargo Express Company; fourth, the Southern Express Company.” In Great Britain, Germany and Austria the postal laws and regulations seem to have been made for the benefit of the people, while in the United States they seem to have been made for the benefit of the various express companies. The common people have been blinded so long by the great corporations that control the means of transportation and practically control the law making power, that anyone who protesta against tbe present state of things is liable to be called a socialist, or an anarchist, and as your correspondent favors a cheap parcels post, even If it does deprive the express companies of some of their enormous profits, I suppose he will be termed an anarchist or socialist. But he Is really An Old-Time Republican. Getting Ready for tbe Timonium Fair of 1908 —At tbe annual meeting of tbe directors of tbe Maryland State Fair and Agricultural Society of Baltimore county, held in Baltimore last Saturday, tbe following were elected offi cers for the present year : President—Alexander McCormick. Vice President—Duane H. Rice. Secretary—James S Nussear. Race Secretary—John F. Anderson. Treasurer —G. Albert Mays. President McCormick announced tbe follow ing standing committees: Grounds and Improvements—E. Gittings Merryman, James 8. Nussear and A} lea- Stevenson. Track—Asa B. Gardiner, Jr., E. Gittings Merryman and Duane H Rice. Accounts—James P. Reese, Alexander Mc- Cormick and Dnane H. Rice. Rules and Regulations—Alexander McCor mick, Charles E. Burton and Dr. A. C. McCurdy. Premium List—Duane H. Rice, E. Giitings Merryman and James 8. Nussear. Exhibits—Frederick Von Kapff, Dr. A. C. McCurdy and James 8. Nussear. Reception—Dr. A. C McCurdy, Edward A. Cockev and Frederick Von Kapff. Privileges—Alexander McCormick, James P. Reese ana James 8. Nussear. Mr. W. Btewart Diffenderffer having resigned as a member of the board Mr. Frederick von Kapff was elected as bis successor. Mr. Von Kapff bad previously been a member of tbe board for some years and is familiar with the workings of tbe fair. The fair of 1908 will be held from Ist to the sth of September, inclusive. “Doctored” Buttermilk Being Sold In Baltimore.—The Baltimore Health Depart ment was informed recently that an imitation of buttermilk was being sold to prominent hotels and lunch rooms in tbe city. City Chemist Thompson made an examination and found that the liquid complained of was com posed of a small percentage of buttermilk, some skimmed milk and acetic acid to give the de sired taste. Food Inspector Knell found a wagon containing 25 gallons of the alleged im pure fluid about to be unloaded at a leading hotel. He bad the liquid dumped into a nearby sewer. At four lunch rooms 35 gallons more of tbe doctored produce was spilled in the street. Wight & Hyland Company Incorpora ted.—On Thursday the Wight & Hyland Company of Baltimore county was incorpora ted by Messrs. William H. Wight, Martin W. Hyland, William D. Wight. Alpheus H. Wight and William H. De C. Wright, with a capital stock of $20,000, divided into 200 shares of SIOO each. The company is authorized to buy and sell merchandise, provisions and liquor. It has a general merchandise store on the York road, above Cockeysville. The store has been conducted for years by Messrs. Wight & Hyland. MARRIACES. HOOPER—CORBIN.—At tbe M. K. Parsonage In Towson, Tuesday, Deceraber3l,l9o7, by Rev. Thomas E. Copes. Ross W. Hooper, of Glen arm, to Miss Irene Corbin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John P. P. Corbin, of Loch Raven. DEATHS. —Tributes, Ac., lO Cent* Per Line. — BAUBLITZ.— At Glyndon, Baltimore county. January 6th, S. Nelson, beloved husband of Mary Baublitz, aged 45 years. GATCH.—Entered into rest on January Bth, Amanda J., wife of the late Prof. Thomas A. Gatcb. ODEN HEIM ER.—ln Baltimore, on January 4th, Dorothea Sothoron. daughter of Frank G. and Cordelia Powell Odenheimer.and niece of CoL Wm. 8. Powell, of Eilicott City. FORWOOD.-ln Baltimore, January 3d, Harry E. Forwood, aged 40 years. STANSBURY.—In Baltimore on themorntng of January 7tb, Sarah Elizabeth, aged 85 years, wife of the late Tobias Stansbury. WRIGHT.—On January 6th,at his late residenoe. in Arlington, Thomas, beloved husband or Annie E. Wright. Prospect hill cemetery, tow son, MU.— lncorporated ISBI.—BEAU TIFU LLY SITUATED, COMMANDING FINE VIEWS OF SURROUNDING COUNTRY; HIGH AND DRY: CHOICE LOCATIONS; LOTS ALL SIZES. Address the SECRETARY OF THE COMPANY. Towson. Md.