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TOWBON, Mrt. Saturday, - August 22,1908. LONSNECKER BROS.. Editor* and Proprietors. * I .SO per annum--in advance. Poetagepre paid. No subscription taken for leeethaneix montht. Ore. * V. AND MARYLAND FHONIS._£9 LOCAL ITEMS. BALES ADVERTISED IN “THE UNION.” Tuesday, August 25. by W. Gill Smith,attorney, on the premises, a bouse and lot on Bosley _ avenue. Towson. Tuesday. August 25, by Z. Howard Isaac, attor ney, etc., on the_premises, a bouse and lot on Bosley avenue, Towson. Wednesday. August 26, by Harry E. Mann, at torney, Ac., on the premises, truck farm on the Camp Chapel road, east of the Harford Tburaday, August 27. by William M. Risteau, auctioneer, on Pleasant Plains Farm, about two miles southeast of Towson, stock, farm implements, dairy fixtures, harness, etc. Monday, August 81. by Eleanor D. Bosley, T. Scott Offutt and Z. Howard Isaac, trustees, on the premises, the property known as Bosley’s Hotel, in Towson. Monday, September 14, by Emil Budnitz, attor ney, on the premises, fee simple property at _ Bt. Denis, 13th district. _ _ Thursday, September 17, by John S.Ensor, Harry 8. Carver and Joseph Gwynn, attorneys, on the premises, the estate of the late Joshua Gwynn, in the 11th district. NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC. TiiUOC Lat lug tris*iuM Trill* *2*o JJml timore County Orphans' Court where in the publication of Notices to Credi tors and other advertising is necessary, are requested to leave positive orders with the Court when they wish such advertising to appear in The Balti mohi! County Union. If they fail to give such order the busitfess may be diverted into other channels. —*Tbe camp-meeting season is about over for this year. Now for the county fairs. —* Wheat seeding is now in order, but there is still much plowing to do. More rain is needed —►Baltimore county bands will furnish the music at Timonium Fair this year and there will be plenty of it. —► The employees of the Beaver Dam Mar ble Works, near Cockeysville, have had their time cut to 4} days a week. —* A good many people are complaining of colds—a troublesome malady at all times, but especially so in warm weather. —Tbe Maryland county fairs commenced this week, one being held in Talbot and the other in Prince George’s county. —► We enjoyed a Couple of days of beautiful autumn weather this week—just enough to spoil us for what is sure to follow. —► Another farm fire, supposed to have been caused by spontaneous combustion, occurred this week—this time in Green Spring Valley. —► Mr. William H. Fidler, of Timonium, raised this season a tomato that weighed 38$ ounces. This is “the boss” of this year so far. —►Mr. James Kelley has put down over 700 square feet of concrete sidewalk in front of bis property on East Pennsylvania avenue, Tow son. —► Farmers have been rushing their wheat to market this week byway of the York road. The advanced price is evidently attractive to them. —►Copies of the Timonium Fair premium list may be had upon application at The Union office, or you can get one by sending a 3 cent stamp. —►Harriet Brown, colored, was on Wednes day fined (25 and costs by Justice Herbert for using profane language on the street in Tow son. Good. —The Oriole baseball team is playing in tbe North this week and is doing well.' It still maintains a comfortable lead in tbe Eastern League race. —►The School Board will hold a meeting at the office in Towson, on Tuesday next, August 25tb, when Superintendent Cook will submit bis annual report. —►The horse show entries and also the cat tle, sheep and swine entries for Timonium Fair close on Monday next, August 24th. Don’t fail to bear this in mind. -vt-w/Ske valuable real estate of the late ' 'EgßftwnrTurTWß nsar district, is dtfverns&i at public sale in The Union today. —The Sunday school of Lakeview M. E. Church, Dulanv's Valley, held its annual pic nic at the church on Thursday. Mr. AlfredG. Lee is superintendent of the school. —► Nearly ten thousand people attended Emory Grove camp meeting last Sunday—the largest crowd in some years. Many hundreds of country people were in the throng. —►The Towson Cotillion Club held a well attended dance in tbe parlors of the Smedley House on Saturday night last. A number of young people from a distance were present. —►Chicken thieves have lately been plying their trade in Towson and some roosts have been entirely cleaned up in a single night, in one instance nearly 40 bens having been taken. —►Troop A has given up its proposed prac tice march to Charles Town, W. Va. Many of tbe men were unable to leave their business to participate in the march, hence its abandon ment. —► Most people who have been away on their summer vacations are back at work again. We hope they all feel refreshed and rejuvenated by reason of the relaxation from their usual daily grind. —Tbe Towson Suburban League team played the Evergreen Lawn team at the latter place last Saturday afternoon, winning by a score of 4to 3. Dr. Stuart Caasard pitched for Towson. —►Timonium Fair grounds are in prime condition for this year’s show. The buildings are in good shape and the trees are looking their prettiesr, while the grass shows a luxuri ant growth. —►Mr. Robert J. W. Parlett, superinten dent of Towson postal station, was notified this week that bis pay bad been increased (100 a year. No kicks in order when such notifica tions come. Governor Crothers has made the follow ing appointments of justices of tbe peace for Baltimore county: David M. Thompson for tbe sth district and William H. Kone for the Bth district. —There will be twenty-eight races at Ti monium Fair this year, including trots, paces, fiat races and steeplechases. Tbe sporty ele ment ought to find plenty of entertainment in these events. —The joint race meeting of tbe Maryland Hunt Clubs will begin at Pimlico next Wed nesday, August 26th, and continue the remain der of the week. A large number of horses are at the track. —► Roslyn Grange, Judge George Edwin Lynch, master, had its annual outing on Wed nesday and enjoyed a sail to Port Deposit and return. About fifty members and theirfriends were in tbe party. —►There was a slight decline in the price of corn in Baltimore this week, the latest quota tion being (4.30 per barrel. The receipts were larger than for some time. Tbe demand for oats has eased off. —* A tenant house on tbe farm of Mr. E. Gittings Merryman, near Cockeysville, was slightly damaged by fire on Wednesday, caused by a defective flue. Harry Boblitz and family occupy the house. —► The ladies’ tournament on My Lady’s Manor—an annual event that always excites a great deal of interest—will take place today— Saturday, August 22d—on the farm of Mr. William D. Curry. —► The annual double tournament at Bauer’s Park, Harford road, will take place on Wed nesday next, August 26tb, commencing at 2.30 r. m. For particulars see advertising columns of The Union today. —►Mr. Joseph H. LenbofT, by Mr. Robert H. Bussey, attorney, has filed a petition in the Circuit Court here to inquire into the sanity of his father, Adam Lenhoff, who is believed to be of unsound mind. ► A couple from Jarrettsville came to Tow son a few days ago and were married by Rev. T E. Copes, of the M. E. Church. The groom was Mr. Willard R. Thompson and the bride Miss May Bertha Beall. .The Waverly baseball team is a cracker jack. It is still bolding tbe bead of the list and pas won every game it has played this season, except where ties resulted. Such a record is something to be proud of. *Tbe annual picnic of the Sunday school of Fork Christian Church will be held at Fork, Wednesday, August 26th, to which a general invitation is extended. Baseball and other diversions in the afternoon. *The Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad Company has leased for a long term of years the 4-story building No. 11l West North ave nue, where tbe general offices of the freight de partment will be established. y Friday night, August 21st, was thought bv many persons to have been the hottest night ever experienced in Towson. The heat appeared to increase as the night advanced and many persons did not attempt to sleep. v Ladies who intend to make entries at the coming Timonium Fair should hurry their lists along so that the clerks can get them in the books before the show begins. Send them to Secretary Nussear, at Lutherville. \l_* Already the horsechestnut trees are be- ? inning to show the approach of autumn. The hliage is beautiful in the spring and early sum mer but it begins to fade before the end of August and soon loses its rich green color. %. Wilson Chapter Epwortn League, Long Green Circuit, shipped this week to Glyndon Park a large quantity of country produce for the use of the Aged People’s Outing Associa tion in entertaining their guests at the Park. —►Mr, Thomas Todd, whose farm is on the Pot Spring road, raised this season 26i bushels of wheat to tbe acre and about 40 busbels of oats. His yield of wheat was a little over 1.000 bushels and he bad 552 bushels of oats. —►The Towson and Waverly Suburban League teams will play at Oriole Park, York road, on Wednesday. August 26th, commenc ing at 4p. m. Admission 25 cts. to any part of the grounds. A fine game may be expected. —►The office of the School Board, in the Offutt Bnilding, that had been closed for two weeks, was reopened last Monday, Superin tendent Cook and Assistant Superintendent Hersh ner having returned from their vacations. —►Towson has a William Jennings Bryan and bis father is a red hot advocate of the Ne braska statesman for tbe President. If he is beaten we should not like to predict what tbe consequences will be with this ardent supporter. —► A largely attended meeting of the Balti more County Medical Association was held Thursday afternoon at the Richard Gundry Home, near Catonsville. Dr. E. A. Jones, of Towson, spoke on “The Differential Leucocyte Count.” —►The ladies of Andrew Chapel M. E. Church South will hold a lawn fete in tbe grove adjoining tbe church. West Franklin avenue, near Belair road, Thursday evening, August 27tb, from 6to 10 o’clock. Everybody wifi be welcome. —► There appears to have been a mistake in tbe reported purchase by Mr. Robert H. Wright of the Btevenson coal business at Bherwood, N. C. R. R. Affairs there are still in charge of Mr. Stevenson and it is said no transfer is likely to be made. —►This has been an uncommonly dull week about tbe Court House, the absence of the County Commissioners being largely responsi ble for this. Few strangers have been around and there has been little doing in any of the departments. —*A woman in Baltimore had her husband arrested on the charge of nonsupport. Before the magistrate she swore that the only thing he bad given her in two years was a 2-cent pos tage stamp. She didn’t say so but we’ll bet he stole that. —*Mr. Harry T. Campbell has secured the contract for improving Taylor avenue, extend ing east fr6m tbe Hillen road, on bis bid of §1.200. The bid of Mr. J. Frank Parks((l,sso) for macadamizing a section of Rogers avenue, was held over. —► The second month of the present sum mer ended on Friday, 21st inst., according to the almanac. An authority says that the aog days ended on the 11th of August, but the generally accepted opinion is that they continue until September Ist. —►The Junior Gunpowder Agricultural Club met last Saturday at the farm of Mr. Upton H. Tarbert, at Glencoe, with Mr. Georoe E. Shelley as foreman. Messrs. James B. Ensor, Lewis M. Bacon and E. Gittings Merryman repre sented tbe Senior Club. —►The sale of ice-cream, cake and candy on Saturday evening, August 22d, on the lot oppo site the Lee Building, for the benefit of the new Towson M. P. Church, will be in charge of Mrs. John F. Conrey and Mrs. M. J. O’Hara. Your patronage is solicited. —Two snug cottages on Bosley avenue, Towson, will be offered at public sale on Tues day next at 12 m. —one by Mr. W. Gill Smith, attorney, and tbe other by Mr. Z. Howard Isaac, a'ttorney. These houses are eligibly lo cated and comparatively new. —A good deal of curiosity is expressed to learn what tbe Commission, named in an act of the last Legislature, is going to do in the way of enlarging the Court House at Towson. Plans for improvement of tbe building are now being prepared by the architects. —►The Prospect Park Fair and race meeting will begin Tuesday, August Bth. Information concerning the fail* can be obtained from Mr. W. W. Elliott, secretary, Calvert Building, Fayette street, Baltimore. The grounds are located on tbe Eastern avenue road. —Mr. Henry A. Nagle, of Catonsville, has been awarded the contract to build for Mr. R. W. Evans a modern residence to cost (12,000 on Edmondson avenue, near Beechwood ave nue, Catonsville. It will contain 15 rooms and be steam-heated and lighted by electricity. —►The Timonium Fair will begin one week from next Tuesday. Secretary Nussear can now be found at the grounds daily and those wishing to consult him about fair matters should see him there. In making entries by mail send them to Mr. Nussear at Lutherville. —*A well known citizen whose house is supplied by water from a pond or dam, had all the water run out of the house and pipes because several Italians washed their shirts in the pond. He said be could stand a good deal but thought this was putting it on rather too strong. —►Mrs. Sarah J. Warfield, who died at her home in Baltimore, last Sunday, at tbe age of 90 years, was the mother of Mr. William V. Warfield, a well known conveyancer. She was a daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Merry man. of Baltimore, and the widow of William W. Warfield. —►The reunion of the Sunday schools of Parkton Circuit, held in Trout’s grove at Trump, on Wednesday last, attracted several hundred people and the day was pleasantly spent. The principal address was by the pas tor, Rev. H. R. Savage, and the Stewartatown Band furnished music. f’olnnteer fTrei Company-Vf* that place. pressure was good and everything worked sat isfactorily. Later refreshments were served by Mr. J. A. Albrecht and Mr. and Mrs. John Sack, at the home of the latter. —Mr. Henry Clark, a former Baltimore countian, who died in Baltimore on the 14th instant, bequeathed bis property to bis broth ers, Messrs. Benjamin and Robert Clark, and his sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Sparks, all of whom are residents of this county. Mr. Clark, who was a widower, left no children. — ►The Union office now has its electric motors in operation and we hope to have much satisfaction from them when everything is properly adjusted. The office has also been wired for electric lighting. The work was done under contract with the Mt. Washington Electric Light and Power Company. —►The death of Mr. Frank 8. Hambleton, which occurred at one of the German watering places last Sunday, removes from the busy scenes of life one of Baltimore county’s wealth iest men. He was the head of tbe Baltimore banking house of Hambleton & Co., and his estate is supposed to be worth (3,000,000. —►Vegetables and fruits may be plentiful, as some assert, but the prices asked for them in Towson would lead to a different conclusion. For corn 20 cts. a dozen was asked in Towson on Monday, and peaches of a rather inferior quality sold at 35 cts. for a small basket. These are fair samples of the alleged cheapness. —► Towson can now boast of many good sidewalks and these can be credited to tbe Im provement Association, through whose efforts this much needed improvement was brought about. Tbe association can also be credited with other good things, but its efforts in this one direction have been especially meritorious. —►Tonsorial Artist Eger, of Towson, who is now at bis old home in Germany, is keeping bis friends here well posted on his movements by means of post cards. On the sth of August, accompanied by a friend, be visited a warship near Stuttgart and in less than half an hour after they left the vessel there was a terrible explosion on board. —A meeting was held last Saturday night to promote the building of a new public school house at Noonan’s Corner, on the road from Baldwin to Fork, to take tbe place of School No. 4,11 th district. Resolutions in accordance with the object of the meeting were adopted, and a delegation was appointed to present them to tbe School Board. —►There are by far too many mosquitoes in Towson and their number could be materially lessened if the residents of the town would put forth some efforts in that direction. The pest could be banished entirely, but it would take much work and the expenditure of some money to do it. Open drains in a town like this should not be tolerated. —►Another remarkable “find” is told as follows by an Elkton paper: “About three years ago Mr. Theodore Ott, who lives at Lo cust Point, on the Elk river, lost a pair of gold spectacles in the river. Recently while in swimming he struck something with his foot and found to his surprise tbat it was his spec tacles, as bright as when he lost them.” —► Center M. E. Church at Forest Hill, Md. & Pa. Railroad, was dedicated last Sunday. Ail the other churches on the circuit were closed tbat day hence the attendance at Center was very large. Bishop Earle Cranston, of Washington, D. C., preached in the morning and also at night, while District Superintendent W. L. McDowell preached in the afternoon. —* Mr. Charles H. Isennock, the well known 10th district auctioneer, had his fine sorrel road mare in Towson on Wednesday showing her to a prospective buyer from Baltimore. It is said he asked a large sum for the animal, but the two could not get together on the price . The mare is standardbred, 6 years old and per fectly fearless of automobiles, traction engines, etc. —►Mr. Asa B. Gardiner, Jr., who is a mem ber of the board of managers of the Timonium Fair, has arranged with Mr. J. Alexis Shriver, of Belair, for a daily exhibition of the Burrill milking machine on tbe fair grounds, milking cows of the Gardiner Dairy. Comparatively few of our farmers have seen this machine work and this exhibition should possess a great deal of interest for them. —►At the regular meeting of the board of directors of the Second National Bank of Tow son on Wednesday Mr. John V. Slade, of Cor bett, N. C. R. R , was elected a member of the board to fill a vacancy caused by tbe resigna tion of Mr. Allen Stevenson, of Sherwood. Mr. Slade, who is a well known auctioneer, is an ex-member of the Board of County Com missioners and an active business man. —►The annual tournament for the benefit of St. Stephen's Catholic Church, Bradshaw, on Wednesday afternoon last, was largely attend ed and very successful. There were five knights in the “professional" class and 12 in the “amateur” class and contests were spirited throughout. The speakers were Messrs. Car ville D. Benson and T. Scott Offutt and Mr. P. A. Fleury and Sheriff A. T. Streett were the marshals. —►Troop E, Thirteenth U. S. Cavalry, on the march from Fort Myer, Va., to Sea Girt, N. J., passed through To'wson on Wednesday morning. While encamped the same afternoon on Melrose Farm at Cockeysville, Joel Collier, one of the troopers, was drowned while bath ing in Western run, near Ashland. He was 26 years old and leaves a widow and one child in lowa. The body was not recovered until the next day dynamite being used to bring it to tbe surface. i Monkton, N. C. R. R.—The ladies’ fourth annnal tournament will take place on Satur day, August 22d, on the farm of Mr. Win. D. Curry. Both ladies and gentlemen will ride — and it is leap year. Of course in this wonder ful age no one dares suppose that the fair lady knights will take advantage of tbe privileges accorded their sex every four years, because if they did the Sir Knights would be charry at the prospect and would be coy and more hard to d I ease than ever. As man is a natural hun ter'he prefers to seek rather than be sought. After the tournament is over a delightful supper can be obtained at the Guild Hall. Later a dance will take place. Mrs. Thomas McM. Orr, of Australia, was a guest last week of her cousin, Mrs. Charles M. The Ladies’ Book Club will be entertained bv Mrs. O. M. Hutchins, at her residence, on Thursday afternoon of this week. Miss Ellen Ross, of Baltimore, is a guest of her niece, Mrs. Wm. D. Curry, on the Manor, for a few weeks. Miss Fannie Cole, a well known teacher, 'visited friends on the Manor this week. A meeting will be held on Friday of this week at the residence of Mr. Upton H. Tarbert, of Glencoe, to decide about the farmers’ picnic at Mt. Carmel. . Some effort should be made to repair the Monkton road as it is dangerous on account of the many loose stones on the hills, caused by the recent washing rains. In fact the roads in this section all need attention. Your correspondent beard an amusing mis understanding between two gentlemen the other day, one of them standing in his yard and the other driving along the public high way. The gentleman who was driving called out: “It is hot today,” and the one in the yard replied : “There is more breeze today than yesterday.” As the buggy rolled on the reply came back : “Yes, I wish I had a glass of beer now.” Query: Does "breeze" and “beer” sound alike? Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Hutchins, who, about a year ago, sold their farm to Mr. Clinton Reynolds, of Baltimore, and have since rented from him and he boarding with them (Mr. Reynolds being a bachelor) have moved to Monkton and taken part of the large honse in which Mrs. Sudler formerly lived. It is now occupied by Mr. William Shepperd and family. Mr. Hutchins owns a farm adjoining the one he sold and on which he expects to build in the near future. H. Mt. Vista, 11th Diatriot.—The Bunday school of Fork Christian Church will hold its annual picnic and treat for the children, in tbe grove adjoining the church, on Wednesday, August 26th, to be followed by a lawn fete at night. Ice-cream, cake, confectionery, fruits, etc., will be on sale. Proceeds for the benefit of tbe Sunday school. A liberal patronage is solicited. If the weather should,be stormy it will be held tbe next afternoon. Miss Edna Hauser, of Baltimore, is visiting Mrs. Clayton Wisnom, of this neighborhood. Miss Ada League and Miss Ruby Temple, who had been visiting at the home of Mrs. N. E. Temple, of this place, have returned to their homes in Baltimore. A fishing party from this place spent a very pleasant day last Saturday at Bowerman's shore. They left home early in the morning and arriving at the shore partook of a bounti ful breakfast. They then left on a launch for Maxwell’s Point,about 15 miles down the river. This was a delightful feature of the day’s out ing and was greatly enjoyed. At the Point they were taken to see the old mansion of Col. Cadwalader and many were the admiring glances cast at the valuable relics of the well known house. After spending an hour very pleasantly sight-seeing the party returned to the starling point where the remainder of the day was passed in verious ways and when the time came for the homeward journey it was conceded by all that the entire trip had been a most enjoyable one. Among those in the party were Mrs. R. A. Pearce, Mr. and Mrs. Adam R. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Mr. and Mrs. William France, Mr. and Mrs. William Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Bond, Misses Ada League, Ruby Temple, Edna Hauser, Gertrude Temple, Sadie Bolden, Hazel Smith and Albert Smith. Little Clarence Evans, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Evans, who has been sick the past two weeks with typhoid fever, is improving slowly. Mr. N. E. Temple, the well known black smith at this place, who has been indisposed for a few days, is improving. Dr. J. S. Green is. attending him. P. B. Hereford, 7th District.—Our farmers are well advanced with their work and are now preparing the soil for their fall crops. A number of our young people attended the Mt. Carmel picnic, held by the M. E. Sunday school last Saturday. They went on a straw ride. Miss Kate Emmert, of Baltimore, is visiting her cousin, Mr. Arthur Arnold, of this place. Miss Cynthia Tracey, of Baltimore, is spend ing some time with her nephew, Mr. Tego T. Bull, of Hereford. Miss Minnie Arnold, who was taken sud denly ill last Saturday morning, is improving. Miss Josephine Mehling of Baltimore, spent a few days with Mrs. Andrew J. Marsh, of this place. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Peregoy and their daughter. Miss Marguerite, of Baltimore, are visiting Mr. Peregov's sister. Miss Melvina Mrs. Annie Wlsner and her two daughters, Hilda and Addie, of Baltimore, afWr spending several davs with her sister, Mrs. Harry G. Esterline, have returned home. Miss Marion Fick, of Baltimore, ie a guest of her cousin, Mrs. Mollie Leach. Miss Myrtle Miller, of Baltimore, is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.~George Miller, near Hereford. Mr. and Mrs. Edgar W. Rowe are spending a couple of weeks in Philadelphia and other places. Mr. and Mis. A. S. Carman, after spending a week at the Soldiers’ Home in Virginia, have returned to their home here. Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Gray, of Baltimore, spent a few days with Mrs. Gray’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. 8. Carman, of Hereford. Mr. Harry G. Esterline has improved his residence by putting up a new front porch. Mr. Thomas Vance is beautifying his house by giving it a fresh coat of paint. Master Raymond Miller is spending some time with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Miller, of Parkton. J. Arcadia, 4th District.—The Free Metho dists held camp-meeting in Mr. William Ben son’s woods, at this place, from August sth to August 12th. About fifteen ministers were in attendance and some very able sermons were preached. Pleasant Hill Grange held its first picnic last Saturday and a large crowd was in attend ance. It being a farmers’ picnic the sturdy tillers of the soil were well represented. Kel ler and Staub and the Hampstead Supply Com pany bad exhibits in their different lines, while Miller’s flying horses entertained old and young. Mr. Arthur Copeland and Mr. John Bauer and wife, of Washington, D. C., were visiting from Saturday until Monday at the home of Mr. P. H. Shaver. Miss Bull, of Baltimore, visited Miss Grace Tracey last Sunday. Mr. Arthur Tracey, an employe of the West ern Maryland R. R., has been spending bis vacation visiting different places of interest along the several branches of the Western Maryland. Rev. Mr. Murphy and family spent last week with Mr. and Mrs. John S. Hughes, of this place. Messrs. Preston H. Shaver and John Bauer spent tbe first part of the week with Mr. Sha ver’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Shaver, of tbe 6th district. Mr. F. B. Newbell, R. F. D. carrier on Route No. 2, is spending his vacation at Niagara Falls, Thousand Islands and Atlantic City. Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Gill gave a party on Monday night in honor of their son Haven’s birthday. A number of his young friends were present. N. Hamilton. Harford Road.—A meeting of the board of directors of the Suburban Savings Bank of Hamilton, Baltimore county, was held Tuesday evening when the following officers were elected to serve the ensuing year: Wm. McCallister, president. J. Thomas Carter, vice-president. C. H. Bradfield, secretary. Frederick J. Glantz, treasurer. Edward Broadbelt, receiving teller. C. H. Wattenscheidt, attorney. At a previous meeting tbe following were elected a board of directors: J. Thomas Carter, Fred. J. Glantz, Thomas F. Mallonee, Charles G. Tames, F.C. Purdum, William McCallister, James Mac Williams, Clarence H. Bradfield and Edward Broadbelt. At this meeting tbe report of the trersurer was submitted and showed very gratifying re sults and tbe prospects are good for the future. Mr. McCallister, president of the bank, says tbat when the bank was established it was for the purpose of helping to build up the town by giving it a financial standing, not only in Maryland but in other parts or the country. In this they have succeeded and have started something that is a good thing for the inhabi tants individually and that is a place to de posit their savings and not have to go to tbe city, as heretofore. It is the intention of tbe managers to con tinue on the same lines and at the same time add new features to still further increase the growth of the bank, which in the end will re down to the good of everybody, not only in Hamilton but tbe surrounding as well. W. Cowenton, 11th District. —Miss Waneta Kenney, of Poplar, and Miss Jennie Addison, of Baltimore, spent a few days this week with Miss Edna Akeburst, of this place. Mrs. Conrad Smith, who has been sick for some weeks, died at her home here.last Monday morning. Mr. J. Edward Canoles, of Cowenton, who has been quite sick with typhoid fever, is steadily improving. He is attended by Dr. John W. Harrison, of Middle River. Rev. Edgar W. Washabaugh, of Waynes boro, Pa., preached at Cowenton M. E. Church last Sunday evening. The service was well attended. Rev. Dr. W. L. McDowell, district superin tendent, will preach at the above church on Sunday afternoon, August 23d, at 3 o’clock. The Ladies’ Aid Society of Camp Chapel M. E. Church will bold a lawn fete on Mrs. Chas. G. Francis’ lawn, next Wednesday evening, August 26th. A cordial invitation is extended to the public. U. Pleasant Hill, oth District.—A very heavy rain visited this section on Monday evening, washing the freshly plowed fields and roads badly. Farmers think that we have had enough rain for the proper maturing of the corn crop. The yield of potatoes through this neighbor hood is something like 50 bushels per acre— about one fourth of a crop. Mr. Charles Hare, of Beckleysville, buried his two-months old child at Middletown on Tuesday afternoon. Mr. P. H. Shaver, of Trenton, and his friend, Mr. John Baur, of Washington, D. C., spent Tuesday night and Wednesday at this place, the guests of Mr. Shaver’s parents. Miss Abbie C. Shafer, of Cedar Rapids, lowa, who made a tour to Niagara Falls, Quebec, Boston, New York city and Washington, sight seeing, is now with her cousin, Mr. Isaac Shaver, of this place. Her grandfather was a native of this district, but went West over fifty years ago. Miss Shafer intends visiting the home of her ancestors and their relatives before she returns to her home. Her return trip will be byway of Buffalo, stopping at Connaut, Ohio, Chicago and Milwaukee. - She is perfectly delighted with the romantic scenery of this section of the county and thinks tbe pure sparkling spring water and the ozone of the atmosphere ought to be an antidote for any of the ills of life. Miss May Garrett, of Rayville, who is sick with typhoid fever, seems to have passed the crisis of the disease and her physician, Dr. R. R. Norris, of Parkton, has hopes of her re covery. Miss Blanche P. Baldwin, a teacher in the public schools of the county, is quite sick in Harford county, whereshe is visiting relatives. Rev. J. A. Jones, of Brooklyn, N. Y., preached at the Baptist Church, Eklo, last Sunday night. Next Sunday night at Pine Grove Church , Rev. F. B. Emenheiser, a former pastor, will preach for Rev. N. A. Karicofe. The picnic held by the M. E. Sunday school of Eklo, last Saturday, was well attended. Conowingo Tribe of Red Men, of Freeland, will hold its annual celebration next Saturday. There will be a sham initiation, public ad dresses and the usual attractions. It seems tbat Taft stock has advanced the last few days and before election we may ex pect that it will be the only stock of the kind on the market. B. Perry Hall, lltn District.—The Aid Bociety of Camp Chapel Church met at the residence of the Misses Fox, August 12th. Although it was the same date as the reunion at Fork, there was a goodly number present and a very pleasant meeting was held. After the usual business was transacted refreshments were served. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Norris. Those in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Beall, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Francis, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Reed, Mr. and Mrs. Ray mond Akehurst, Mrs. C. Edward Akeburst, Mrs.Chas.Tibbals, Mrs. Norris, Misses Ida Fox, Elsa Akehurst, Ada Baker and Messrs. Law rence Moore. Ralph Norris and Eldrige Francis. The above society will hold a social on the lawn at the home of Mr. Charles Francis, on Wednesday, August 26th. A literary program will be rendered between the hours of 8 and 9, and there will be plenty of ice cream, cake, confectionery, etc., in evidence. Everybody cordially invited to attend. Revival services are in progress at Perry Hall M. E. Church South, in charge of Rev. J. J. Ringer, of Gardenville, and Rev. A. E. Owens. On Sunday, August 23d, there will be an all day meeting there and those interested in tbe welfare of old Perry Hall Church should make an extra effort to be present. Come pre pared to spend the day. Cards are out announcing the marriage of Mr. F. S. Bachtel to Miss Lula Simpson, of Bal timore, which took place August 10th. Mr. Bachtel is popular in this community and his many friends wish him much happiness. For the present Mr. and Mrs. Bachtel will reside in Baltimore. Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Sylvester, of Kentcounty, who had been visiting Mr. John C. Halbert, have returned home. Miss Grace Sylvester, of Kent county, and Miss Kate Dishler, of Baltimore, are visiting Miss Avis Halbert, of this place. L. Canton, 12th District.—An interesting wed ding was solemnized at Abbott Memorial Church, on the sth instant, the bride being Miss Irene Winkelmeyer and the groom Mr.V. Reese Swayne, both of this place. The cere mony was performed by Rev. Joseph Schaffer. Miss Emma Kammer was bridesmaid, Mr. Dale Swayne, brother of the groom, was best man, and Messrs. Francis Reugemer, Benjamin Bell, William Claudy and Edward Wolf were the ushers. The bride was gowned in white batiste, trimmed in duchess lace, and carried a large bouquet of Bride roses. The young couple went North on a bridal trip and upon their return they will live in a pretty new house 822 Robinson street, purchased and fur nished by Mr. Swayne for the reception of his bride. Mr. Christian Sause, a well known business man, is seriously ill with typhoid fever at his home on Canton street. Dr. Athey, of East avenue, is attending him. Mrs. Tessie Penn, of Canton street, who went to Summit Grove camp ground to spend the gumma*- *• pbltosd />. return -**■- tneraiw-He is improving at this time. Mrs. Edward Armstrong, of Elliott street, has returned from a visit to Chester, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. F. N. Reugemer returned on Tuesday from a trip to Atlantic City, N. J. Mr. John Stabler, accompanied by his wife and daughter, has returned from a two weeks’ stay at Summit Grove camp. The case of a young son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Greenfelter, of Curley street, has ex cited a great deal of interest with those familiar with the facts. The child is six months old and has shed its finger and toe nails three times. I. Lutherville, N. C. R. R.—Rev. Dr. C. W. Gallagher, president of Maryland College for Women, preached last Sunday morning in Bt. John’s Methodist Episcopal Church here. It was Dr. Gallagher’s first appearance in a pul pit in Lutherville since his acquisition of the college property, about three months ago, and he was greeted by a large congregation. Miss Kate Setb, of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, is visiting Miss Marguerite Cox, of this village. Mrs. A. E. Hatch bas returned from a ten day trip to Boston by sea. She was accom panied by her son, Mr. Alfred C. Hatch. Rev. D. M. Dibble, pastor of St. John’s M. E. Church, is away on a vacation. The prayer-meeting was led Wednesday even ing by Mrs. German, and proved very helpful to all present. F. Strange Actions of a Boy.—After having been missing from his home for nearly three days, during which time his father had bunted for him in all directions, Allen Christopher, 11 vears old, son of Mr. Charles J. Christopher, of Willow avenue, near the York road, was found at tbe home of Mrs. Minnie Timmons, Polk street, Homestead, by whom he bad been taken in, and returned to his parents. Young Christopher disappeared Tuesday afternoon. According to his own statements he went away to gather elderberries along Woodbourne avenue, and in rambling about in search of them he lost his way. Without knowing whither he was going he trudged along until he came to a greenhouse and, be ing tired, he crawled into it and went to sleep. Thus passed the first night. Next morning be started on bis way again and kept on until he came to the house of George Unverzagt, on the Abell property, Woodbourne avenue, where he was taken in and kept over night. A nephew of Mr. Unverzagt took the lad to the home of his sister, Mrs. Timmons, and to her be declared tbat be bad neither father nor mother ; that he had been living on a farm in Harford county, but bad been compelled to work so hard he had run away. Next morn ing Mrs. Timmons recognized him as the miss ing boy by a description contained in a news paper advertisement. To his father tbe boy declared that after hav ing been lost for two days he became afraid to go borne and, therefore, would not tell anyone wbo be was or where be lived. Rod of the Doer Days.—Tbe calendar dog day period, says an exchange, culminated on Tuesday, Aug. 11th, and from tbat date until next groundhog day, on February 2d, the sur face of the earth as a whole will be losing its summer temperature. Various causes have been assigned for this result during tbe past, the principal being that the July and August heated term is attributable to the appearance of the large star Sirius, which happens to be located in the constellation of tbe “dog,” and hence is called the dog star, and thus the period during which it is visible is termed the dog days. Besides the fact of heat accumulation which applies to the earth as a globe revolving around the sun there are many smaller causes which affect the weather variously In different locali ties. These afford the “weather man” his principal opportunity for prognostication, which is now carried on according to purely scientific methods in use all over the world. However, these predictions are only expected to cover a period of 48 hours of future weather, and the same science which makes tbe weather prophets reasonably sure of the next 48 hours forbids their peering farther into the future or making predictions without a scientific basis, gathered from current weather observations. Should Have a High School by All Means.—Residents of Sparrow's Point are anx ious to have a high school established at that place. Some encouragement is felt that this will be accomplished next year. Some time ago tbe School Board decided that a higher grade should be established in that school. It has a (45,000 building, kindergarten, manual training and cooking departments. Mr. R. K. Wood, general manager of tbe Maryland Steel Company, has always taken a warm interest in the welfare of the school, of which Mr. Joseph Blair is the principal. Public School Matters.—Mr. Harry Miller has been appointed principal of the public school at Grave Run Mills, sth district. Miss Mabel Galbreath, principal of Bond School, 7tb district, has resigned. Miss Viola Foster,formerly principal of Evna School, 7th district, has been appointed princi pal of the school at Shamburg, 6th district. The Baltimore County Teachers’ Institute will be held tbe first two weeks in September at the State Normal Bchool. The public schools will open for the fall term. Monday, September 14th. Congressman Talbott Once Wore Side- Whiskers.—A great many years ago, when Robert Garrett, the Republican candidate for Congress in the Becond district, was wearing pinafores, and William Anderson, the agent or the Anti-Saloon League, was bowling because the big boys ‘‘picked on him” back in Illinois, or Indiana or Hawaii, or wherever he did come from, “Fred” Talbott, the veteran boss of Bal timore county, was just entering politics, says the Sunday Sun. It was about this time that Mr. Talbott ran before the people of his county for the first office he ever aspired to—that of State's Attor ney. He was then 25 years old, and as young looking for his age then as he is now. As a matter of fact, he looked like a "kid,” and to the old timers who had been running the poli tics of the county for years he was a “kid” and nothing else. At that time the only charge that was made against Mr. Talbott, who bad come out in the open as the hottest kind of a candidate for Btate’s Attorney, was that he was too young. That was the only thing anybody had to say against him. Now, 40 years later, this accusa tion is no longer made against him, but accord ing to Mr. Garrett and Mr. Anderson, he has in the intervening 40 years, committed many more grievous and heinous crimes. In that day, however, he had only to defend himself against the charge of being too youth ful. It was a hot campaign, and to overcome the opposition Mr. Talbott grew desperate and for the first, last and only time in bis life cul tivated a bona fide set of English mutton chop whiskers. They sprouted on both sides of his face. They were a dark brown in color, with a tinge of green. For three weeks Mr. Talbott disguised him self by wearing these whiskers. He admits now that they were the most hideous, mangy set of whiskers ever seen in the county. For , three weeks Mrs. Talbott would not speak to him and his life was a burden, but his hirsute adnirnments gave his friends the opportunity to go all over the county, saying, "What, Fred Talbott too young to be State’s Attorney ? Wby, yon just ought to see his whiskers.” The people who merely beard about his whfekers voted for him. Those who really BfVßhim voted against him —all except his most tjfW and trusted friends, and even some of twee conid not stand up under the awful spec . tacle he pteseated. Mr. Talbott was nominated at Towson after four ballots. The barber shop at Towson is just two biocks away from the Court House, where the convention was held. Mr. Talbott himself tells what happened. “Three minutes after I had been declared the nominee,” he says, “I was in the barber shop. One minute later I was in the chair. Fifteen minutes later I came out of the shop, leaving those whiskers behind me. Then I received the congratulations of my friends, but I just felt I could not do it with those things on my face.” Property Transfers In Baltimore County. —Deeds, etc., received for record in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Baltimore County: . DEEDS. Robert F. Wells to Anna R. Wells. Geo. E. Pfeiffer and wife to Elmer M. Harn. Overlea Land Co. to Cyrene J. Simmons and wife. Wm. H. Moeller and wife to Wm. Ware. Gottlieb Stengel and wf. to Carl Otto Hugo Kock. Frank J. McCloskey and wife to Lillian F. Gam brill and husband. Eyergreen Lawn, Land and Improvement Com pany to George C. E. Vogler. . Herman G. Engnott et al. to John Millholland. Same to Mary K. Herman. John Millholland to Robert J. Beacham. Same to George Widras and wife. Frank Marshall and wife to Henry Gerries. Elizabeth G. Cole to Chas. E. Scheiblein and wf. Mary L. Spencer and husband to Theodore K. Miller, Jr. George L. Dorsey to Albert B. Seidenatrieker and wife. Same to John M. Sipe and wife. Anna Maria Standenmayer to Geo. P. Standen mayer. Bishop J. C. Cooper and wife to Jacob W. Dobler and wife. Lansdowne Imp. Co. to Laura V. Hinton, trustee. Sophia Stewart and husband to Chas. C. Scherer, Mary Elizabeth Dorrett to Thomas Dorrett. Same to Elizabeth J. Lambert. Eliza Burgan to Andrew Lorenz and wife. Mary McCarter and husband to Martha A. Wil kinson and husband. Samuel D. Dehoff and wife to Robert E. Phelps and wife. William A. Wood to William B. Wood. Benj. J. Dashiel to Edwin Sheppard Dashiel. William E. Brohawn to Frederick A. Heinecke. Beth H. Linthicum and Joseph L. White to Frank Marshall and wife. Henry M. Henrix to John W. Gibson and wife. Kenilworth Park Company to Vachel J. Brown. Maggie Beatin et al. to Benj. P.Eggleston and wf. John Watson, Jr., assignee, to Marie Frey Friz zell. Elizabeth G. Cole to Ella F. Atkinson. Charles W. Hull and wife to Henry Hink. Phillip D. Lyons to Lyons Land Company. William F. Rogers, Jr., and wife, to Raymond Huges and wife. Robert J. Beacham to John Boehm and wife. Richard H. Pleasants to Louis H. A. Klein. Marv R. Groff et al. to Ciayanna V. Arnold. Hezekiab Boyse to Maria G. Brunsman et al. Marshal) Winchester and wife to William O. Scbmeisser. William O. Schmeisser to Maud T. Winchester. John M. Shea et al. to Louisa Burk. John P. O’Ferrall to Walter A. M. Jones and wf, Lillian G. Jones to John P. O’Ferrall. . Miante Hochstedt and husband to Charles M„, Jbhn K. Weinhardt and wife to Herman E. Koe gel and wife. William J. Nicoll and wife to Winfield 8. Jones. Same to George Washington Jones. Quick Transaction In Silver.—A clever piece of detective work was done by Detec tives Armstrong and Atkinson on Wednesday night, when they arrested Benjamin McNally, of Mount Royal Hill, andlraM.Chatterton.of Woodberry, and charged them haviDg burglar ized the residence of Mr. W. Bernard Duke, near Sherwood. The detectives, while strolling through Har rison street, noticed one of the men trying to sell a fine umbrella. Entering into conversa tion with them and finding their replies un satisfactory, they were taken to Detective Headquarters, where, upon being searched, a silver mustard pot and 23 silver knives, forkß and spoons were found in their possession. The silverware bore several initials and after severe questioning McNally broke down and confessed that they had entered Mr. Duke’s home at an early hour that morning, after see ing Mr. Duke’s coachman drive off. Chatter ton was defiant and refused to admit anything. Captain of Detectives Pumphrey reached Mr. Duke by telephone and agreeably surprised him with the news that his property had been recovered. This fact was all the more remark able as Mr. Duke did not know of bis loss. Several pawn tickets were also found on the men. McNally is a blacksmith and it is said that he was familiar with the interior of Mr. Duke’s home, he having been employed on the place at one time. To Lay Corner-Stone.—Providence Lodge, No. 116, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, will lay the corner-stone of their handsome new building, Sunday afternoon, August 23d. Theceremonies will be conducted by the officers of the Grand Lodge of Maryland and will be fin at 3f. m. A procession will be formed at library Hall and march to the site of the new building. The Patriarchs Militant, in full uni form, under the command of Major George W. Godman, will act as escort. The Odd Fel lows of Catonsville have extended an invitation to the entire order to be present and it is ex pected that a large number will attend. The lodge expects to dedicate the new building some time next fall, which promises to be a great event. At their first meeting of the lodge in the new buildiDg they expect to initiate fifty candidates. Suppose the Dynamite Had Exploded t —With the breaking of the front truck of a freight car attached to a Northern Central Railway train, en route from Pittsburg to Baltimore, shortly before 1 o’clock on Tuesday morning, several cars were derailed and tpe tracks torn up for some distance south gf Woodberry Station. That a serious catastrophe was narrowly averted was realized by the workmen who cleared away the debris when it fras discovered that one of the derailed cars contained a quantity of dynamite, while an other was loaded with oil. Asa result of the wreck traffic on both the north and south bound tracks was tied up for several hours and it was with considerable difficulty that the wreckage was finally removed. Fortunately no one was injured and the damage was slight. A Remarkable Family.—The Delta Herald of last week said : “One of the most promi nent families in upper Harford county are the Wilsons of the Pylesville neighborhood. There yet survive five of the older generation whose ages average over 75 years. These are William,Miss Margaret.Arcbibald, Miss Cassie, and Samuel. William, the oldest, is 82 and still very active. Last year it is said he husked more corn than perhaps any other man in his vicinity. ■ Miss Margaret has been an invalid for many years. Archibald is 78 and the oldest member of Esdraelon Lodge, A. F. and A. M. Though not as vigorous as he once was. he is yet able to bearound. Of the succeeding generations of children and grandchildren their name is legion." . The Auto a Help to Matrimony.—With out letting their friends into the secret, Miss Florence Theodore Fowble, of Baltimore coun ty. and Mr. Harry W. Swift, of New York, were married on Tuesday while makiDg an au tomobile trip through Massachusetts. The couple left Hardwich, Mass., where Miss Fow ble has been starying, early in the day and as the auto sped through the country Swift, her companion on the trip, popped the question and was accepted. The young people accord ingly sought the nearest church and had the knot tied. The bride is a daughter of former County Treasurer and Mrs. Alfred Fowble, of the sth district of this county, while Mr. Swift is a son of Henry J. Swift, a retired Wall Street operator. Hay Stacks Burned.—Three hay stacks on the country place of Mr. George C. Jenkins, near Rogers Station, Green Spring Valley, were destroyed by fire on Tuesday morning. The fire threatened to spread to a large hay bar rack and a barn nearby. Mr. Alexander Tar bert, the manager, and other employes on Mr. Jenkins’ place, assisted by neighbors, fought the fire and kept it under control. The Tow son fire engine promptly responded to a sum mons by telephone and assisted in extieguish ling the flames. The fire is supposed to have been due to spontaneous combustion. Twelye tons of hay was burned. MID-SUMMER NUPTIAL EVENTS. Flournoy — Tkackle. —Miss Josephine Hod ges Teackle, daughter of the late Dr. St. George Teackle and Mrs. Teackle, was married on Wednesday afternoon, at the country home of the bride’s mother, on St. George’s avenue, near Govanstown, to Mr. Parke PoiDdexter Flour noy. The ceremony, owing to the family be ing in mourning, was witnessed by members of the two immediate families only and a few intimate friends. Rev. Dr. Parke Flournoy, of Montgomery county, father of the groom, performed the ceremony. The bride is a grand daughter of the late Mayor Hodges, of Balti more. The groom is a Baltimore architect. Friedenberg — Mullin. —Miss Anna Mullin, of Philadelphia, was married last Saturday night to Mr. Paul Friedenberg, of Glenarm. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Thomas G. Pearce, who was aroused from his slumbers for the purpose. The couple were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Ross Hooper. The bride was attired in a becoming gown of light blue, trimmed with lace, with hat and gloves to match. Mr. and Mrs, Friedenberg will reside at Glenarm. Fisher — Brown.— Mias Mollie May Brown, of Cockeysville, was married last Saturday at the manse of Ashland Presbyterian Church, to Mr. Andrew C. Fisher, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Fisher, of the Old Court road, Pikes ville. The ceremony was performed by the pastor of the chureh, Rev. H. Medley Price. THE DEATH RECORD. Clark.—Mr. Henry Clark, a well known member of the Grand Army Club, died at his home in Baltimore, on the 14th instant, from a complication of diseases, aged 70 years. Mr. . Clark was a corporal of Company G, First Maryland Volunteer Infantry. He was also a member of Capt. John W. Wilson’s company of Union Rifles, which was organized at Cock eysville, Baltimore county, in April, 1861, and which guarded the bridges of the Northern Central Railway, preventing them from being destroyed by the Maryland Guard. Mr. Clark was enrolled May 11, 1861, and accepted by the Government as a member of Captain Wilson’s Comany G, First Maryland Volunteer Infan try May 27, 1861. He was honorably dis charged February 2,1865, on account of ha vine been wounded at the battle of Weldon Railroad, Virgina, August 18, 1864, in which engagement he lost an arm. At the time of his death Mr. Clark was president of the First Maryland Veteran Volunteer Infantry Association, hav ing been re-elected to that position last June. He was also a member of the Union Veteran Association of Maryland and Dushane Post, No. 3, G. A. R., besides being prominent among the members of the Grand Army Club. He is survived by a sister and two brothers—Mrs. Elizabeth Sparks, of Timonium; Mr. Benjamin Clark, of Dulany’s Valley, and Mr. Robert Clark, of Lutherville. He also leaves a num ber of nephews and nieces. Mr. Clark’s wife, who died several years ago, was formerly Miss Annie E. Galloway, of the well known Bth district family of that name. They had no children. Mr. Clark was the night watchman in the Court House at Towson in the spring of 1867, when the safe in the County Treasurer’s office was blown open by three burglars who seized and bound him. The burglars secured about $4,000, which included not only the funds of the county, but some private trust funds. The burglars concealed themselves in the cellar of the Court House during the day and committed the robbery late at night, after overpowering Mr. Clark, who made a gallant fight. Radecke.—Mr. Herman H. Radecke died on Saturday last at the home of his brother, in Gardenville, after a brief illness, in the 70th year of his age. He was ason of the late D. H. and Sophia Radecke and was born in Balti more city. He served during the Civil War with the Second Maryland Infantry of the Confederate Army. He is survived by four Bisters and three brothers— Messrs. John, Henry and Philip Radecke. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon at the residence of his brother in Gardenville. The services were con ducted by Rev. Julius Hofmann, of the Zion Church, assisted by Rev. Mr. Houff, pastor of Jerusalem Church, Gardenville. The follow ing veterans of the Confederate Army served as pallbearers: Sergt. Henry Wernsing, R. T. Reynolds, Capt. George M. Dunn, John Dun nnig, Harris C. Blanchard and Lieut. William R.Byers. Interment in Baltimore Cemetery. Shugars.—Mr. James H. Shugars died at his home in Hampstead, Md., on Sunday last, from the effects of a stroke of paralysis, in the 78th year of his age. He was a native of Mt. Holly, Pa., but came to Maryland in bis boy hood and learned the trade of blacksmithing with the late Ephrism Berryman, of Reisters town. He settled at Hampstead over fifty years ago and resided there until his death. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of that place. He was twice married, his first wife having been Miss Margaret Futar man, of Manchester, and his second, Miss Alice L. McClellan, of Hampstead. One of his daughters is Mrs. William Ebaugh, of Dickey ville, Baltimore county. Charles Gorsuch, at Fork, Baltimore county, in the 84th year of her age. She was a native of that section of the county, a daughter of the late Benjamin Wilson, and the last surviv ing member of her immediate family. Still Teeting the “Individual Unit” Oars. —The Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad Company is still testing the new cars known as the “individual unit” system, and before they are accepted they will be thoroughly satisfied, says the Belair Democrat. Those who have ridden in them are well pleased and are loud in their praise and are hopeful that they will prove feasible and that the road will adopt the new system for passenger trains. They are so much cleaner and cooler and more comfortable for those who use the road daily. The road has been operating one of these cars on regular runs between Baltimore and Belair and they have given satisfaction, except they have been a trifle late, which is probably due to the in experience of the moterman with the track and grades, which will be overcomeas they become more familiar with its conditions. It is thought that possibly more power will be needed, which the General Electric Company says it can remedy by enlarging the horsepower. The engineers who have been watching the tests say the principle is correct and they believe the car is practicable for the road. It is proposed to continue the tests through the winter and see what effect snow and ice have on the system, and it is believed that with increased horsepower per car the seeming diffi culty can be overcome. Should the difficulties be overcome the cars will be used over the en tire line from Baltimore to York, and with in creased service—something like every hour on the hour—it is believed the passenger traffic can be doubled and with decreased cost of oper ation the road should pay dividends on the stock in a very short time. The new system will in no way interfere with the present steam power for hauling freight, which of late has been all the road could handle. The outlook for the road is most encouraging under the present manage ment and the stockholders and the public gen erally are watchingthetests with much interest. Speaking about this car on Tuesday Mr. Wal ter B. Brooks, a director of the road, said: "The ‘individual unit’ car which the General Electric Company brought here for experiment over the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad, has not come up to expectations. In its present shape it will not be adopted by our comrany for permanent service on its line. The diffi culty with the car is that it cannot generate sufficient power to take the grades and curves on our road. The engineers in charge admit this, but they point out that the mptor gener ating apparatus can be so remodeled as to pro duce greater power and secure for us all we need in a quick and economical car service.” This is the Season for Meteorß.—The sea son for the greatest display of meteors during the year is now on, and the August part of it lasts from the 10th to the 15tb, says an ex change. All kinds of theories have been put forth to account for the existence of meteors, and their periodicity, but the most reasonable seems to be that the earth passes through a meteor orbit every August and November. Although astronomy is the oldest of all the sciences, yet it has many mysteries, and mete ors are amongst them. They may be the frag ments of comets which are passing away, or of comets or other bodies just now getting, to gether into larger bodies. It is a settled princi ple of science that in either case no cosmic ma terial is being created, lost or wasted. The meteors themselves are flying portions of matter, which become intensely heated by friction in passing through the earth’s atmos phere. Most of them are composed of a sub stance now called meteoric iron, and consist ing of iron and oxygen. They are of all sizes, from a grain of sand to a wagon load for six teen horses, like the specimen shown at the Oregon Centennial several days ago. The periodicity of the meteoric display allows fanatical religious prophets to frighten the timid into convulsions by fixing the time that the stars will fall from heaven, and the world comes to an end. It gave great support to Millerism in 1833 and Main in 1843. The meteoric display was very fine and many peo ple in the United States became convinced that the time was at hand. They made their ascension robes, sold their real estate, or, in . some cases, gave it away, and waited in white garments, on their honsetope, until hunger 1 and disappointment prevailed on them to come , down and eat mundane food again. r Will Make Fine Improvements. — Mr. Louis H. Klein, formerly proprietor of Bhore • Line Park, has purchased through Mr. Wm. P. Cole, real estate agent, from Mr. Richard H. Pleasants, five acres of land, being part of the i old Matthews property, just west of Towson, for $2,350. Mr. Klein has given a contract to Mr. > Charles E. Thomas to erect a residence on the > property to cost SB,OOO. He will also build ex - tensive greenhouses and engage in the florist - business. The deed was executed by Mr. Pleas ants in Vienna, as he is now traveling in t Europe. I ► The "individual unit” car that is being - tested on the Md. & Pa. Railroad met with a 3 slight mishap a few days ago that put it in the s repair shop for a short lime. Those who have ridden in this car are greatly pleased with it. Personal Mention.— —Mr. and Mrs.S. Gover Wilson, of Towson, are registered at The Colwyn, Atlantic City, N. J. —Mr. and Mrs. Francis T. Homer, of Sher wood, are spending some time at Delaware Water Gap. —Miss Grace Russell, of Reisterstown, has fone to Bradford, Pa., to visit her brother, Dr. lepbart Russell. —Secretary James S. Nnssear, of the Timon ium Fair, will spend next Tuesday at the Rockville (Md.) fair. —Mr. and Mrs. Chester B. Turnbull, of Auburn Cottage, near Towson, are at Cliff Is land, Casco Bay, Maine. —Miss Nellie Crilley, of Long Green Valley, is spending some time in Philadelphia, Atlan tic City and Morristown, N. J. —Mr. Isaac J. Twining, a young farmer of Greenwood, 11th district, has gone to Phila delphia on a visit for a few days. —Mrs. John I. Yellott, who had been spend ing some time with relatives in Frederick, Md., returned to her home here on Tuesday. —Messrs. John Mays Little and Elmer R. Haile, members of the Towson bar, have re turned from a visit to Atlantic City. —Mr. George R. Mowell and son, of.Glencoe, N. C. R. R., have been spending some time at the Windsor Hotel, Atlantic City, N. J. —Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Jenifer, of Long Island Farm, Loch Raven, are spending some time with relatives in Charles county, Md. —Mr. and Mrs. Edgar H. Gans, of "Beau mont,” Govanstown, have gone to the White Mountains, N. H.. to spend several weeks. —Rev. John I. Yellott, rector of the Protes tant Episcopal Church in Belair, spent several days this week at his former home in Towson. —Mr. William Sanford, of Orange, Va., and Mr. John B. McComb, of Somerset, Va., will judge the horses at the Timonium Show this year. —Mr. and Mrs. Harry M. Lord, who reside near Cockeysville, have gone on an extended Northern pleasure trip which will include Canada and the lakes. —Mr. Thomas V. Richardson, a well known farmer and dairyman near Phoenix, and Dr. Frank Sparks, of Corbett, have been spending a few days at Atlantic City, N. J. —Among those who will go next week to Toledo, 0., to the National Encampment of the G. A. R. trill be Col. Benjamin F. Taylor and Col. Geogge Prechtel, both of Baltimore county. —Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Bartleson, of Cockeys ville, are spending some time at Atlantic City. Their daughter, Miss Elsie Bartleson, is visit ing Miss Annabel Parlett, at her home in An napolis. —Mrs. J. F. C. Worthington, of the 2d dis trict, accompanied by her daughters. Misses Nora and Mamie Worthington, and Miss Fan nie Cockey, is spending several weeks at At lantic City. —Rev. W. C. Parrish, pastor of the Metho dist Episcopal Church at Westport, Baltimore county, was a caller at The Union office a few days ago. He and Mrs. Parrish have just re turned from a summer trip. —Miss Marie Cherbonnier, of Timonium, rode Mr. J. P. Kennedy’s Highball at the Highland, Howard county, horse show this week. He is 3 years old and has a record as a green horse of 5 feet 8 inches. —Messrs. William Neumann and George Edward Snyder, of Randallstown, sailed from Baltimore for Bremen on Tuesday on the steamship Neckar. They will spend some time abroad. Mr. Snyder is an R. F. D. Car rier at Roslyn. —Mrs. Fitzhugh, of Washington, formerly matron of the Maryland Agricultural College, will leave today for California and will here after reside in that State with her son, Mr. Bmith Fitzhugh. She is a twin sister of Mrs, Rose Keecb, of Towson. —Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Cole, of Butler, gave a party on Saturday last in honor of their guests, Misses Bonnie Chick and Margaret Bond, of Hopewell, N. J., and entertained a large number of their friends. Music was a feature and refreshments were served. —Miss Nancy P. Elliott who last week re signed the position of superintendent of the Church Home and Infirmary in Baltimore, is a resident of Lutherville, Baltimore county. The cause of her action was a disagreement with a member of the board of managers. —Mr. Frank H. Zouck, of Reisterstown, is a member of the Waterways and Powers Com mission appointed by Governor Crothers un der an act passed at the last session of the Leg islature. It is an unpaid commission of which State Senator Milbourne, of Somerset county, is chairman. —M iss Clare Marshall, of Wakefield, Kansas, who is gaining some distinction in the Sun flower State as a vocalist, is the 16-year-old daughter of Mrs. Adelaide Pearson Marshall, who was once a resident of Towson. Miss Marshall is said t 6 possess a voice of wonder ful range and sweetness. —Mr. William Harrison Curtis, of Overlea, formerly of the 10th district, was a caller at The Union office on Thursday. He is an old time Republican of independent tendencies and the last survivor of those elected to the Maryland Legislature on the “Potatobug” ticket in this county in the fall of 1875. —Messrs. Richard Vincent, Jr., Isaac H. Moss, Joseph Kfeplinger and Conrad Hess are among those who are attending the annual 1 niaghra rtib Bis week. Mt. Moss is a mem ber of the strfltg bowling team of the Balti more florists that accompanied the party. —Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Rich, formerly of Towson, who went to San Francisco, Cal., in May last, have purchased a home in Piedmont, which is one of the finest residential sections within 35 miles of that city. Dr. Rich represents The Charles H. Phillips Chemical Company of New York and London. Mrs. Rich is a daughter of Major and Mrs. John I. Yellott, of Towson. —Mr. Charles A. Councilman, who had an operation performed on his face at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Baltimore, a week ago, is now at his home, Bloomfield Farm, Worthington Valley, and his condition is excellent. The trouble re sulted from a severe case of grip last February, and the surgeons found it necessary to remove a small piece of bone. Mr. Councilman, who is widely known as an experimental farmer, is often called the “alfalfa king” of Maryland. His many friends will be pleased to learn that he will soon be in the enjoyment of bis usual good health. —Mr. Guy D. Groff, a former Baltimore countian, delivered an address at the exercises held last week in the navy yard at Bremerton, Wash., when the officers and men of the United States cruiser Tennessee were presented with a handsome silver trophy, which was awarded by the citizens of Spokane for the highest rec ord of merit for turret gun marksmanship. The trophv, which is valued at $1,500, was won by the Tennessee men during the recent target practice in Magdalena Bay. Mr. Groff represented the Spanish War Veterans. He is a son of the late Benjamin F. Groff, of Owings’ Mills, and a member of the Seattle bar. —Mr. William J. Kenney, of Baltimore, and Mr. David A. Kenney, of Rossville, Baltimore county, met at Towson on Wednesday and drove to the old Kenney homestead, on Chest nut Ridge, where they spent their boyhood days. They ate their luncheon and drank from the spring from which they slaked their thirst so many years ago, while they recalled incidents on the old farm in which they and other members of their family were active participants. Mr. Wm. Kenney left Maryland soon after the close of the Civil War and en gaged in railroading in the West. He was thus employed over forty years and while he was in many accidents, was never seriously injured. He and Mrs. Kenney are now resi dents of Walbrook. Looking Ahead for a Hard Winter.— From present indications officers of the Fede rated Charities of Baltimore think that next winter will be marked by more dependence than usual. They base this prediction on the present unusual demand for relief. In July of 1907 only $782 was expended in relief work, while last month $1,674.65 was disbursed in aiding families,most of whom had never applied to a charitable agency for assistance before. “On account of months of enforced idleness,” said Miss Janet Kemp, extension secretary of the organization, "the heads of families that formerly were self-sustaining, have been forced to seek relief. The money they have carefully put by for an emergency has been consumed, and now they are forced to ask assistance. "The agent of the southeastern district reports that many of the Hungarians and Bohemians who go on annual expeditions to the country during the summer and return with enough money to last them through the winter are returning with only a few dollars, which will not support them for a long time. Bome of them are returning with $lO or sls which is all they will have for the winter months. “Other district agents report that the outlook for the winter is gloomy because many of the heads of families are totally dependent.” M iss Kemp said that unless there is a response to the appeal of the organization for money for the additional relief work of the summer months the Federated Charities will not be able to cope with the situation. People Should Beware of the Fly Pest.— Prof. Thomas B. Bymons, State entomologist, in an address last Saturday at Pleasant Hill Grange picnic at Arcadia, Baltimore county, spoke of the common house fly as a factor in disseminating intestinal diseases, especially ty phoid fever and dysentery. He believes the control of the pest of even greater importance than the mosquito, for there are more deaths from typhoid fever and dysentery than from malaria. He is conduct ing a campaign to have the people realize the importance of first preventing the breeding of flies and avoiding their access to filth and thence to food that is eaten. . „ , , “The abolition of flies will naturally involve some trouble and expense. In a town or thick ly settled country it will become necessary for general measures of cleaniness to be adopted to secure results, but in an isolated farmhouse the number of house flies may be greatly reduced by individual work. All accumulations in stables or barns should be collected, if not daily at least once a week, aDd should either be disposed or on the farm or placed in either a pit or vault or in a screened inclosure at the Bide or end of the stable. "Similar care should betaken in preventing closets or other filth from serving as a breeding place for the pest. “Flies can be prevented from gaming access i to the food by careful screening of houses to i protect dining-rooms and kitchens and by screening all food.” Health Officer’s Monthly Report.—Dr. J. F. H. Gorsuch, general health officer, has sub mitted to the County Commissioners his report for the month of July. It shows that there were 49 cases of infections diseases and 187 deaths. , , . . . The report says typhoid fever has increased . since June, 23 cases haviDg been reported for July, as against 15 for June. Seven deaths from this disease were reported in July, as against 2in June. It declares that much of the prevalence of typhoid in hot weather is due to the streams and springs beiDg low, occasioned by the long drought, while the organic matter accumulated along the streams is driven into those that form the drinking water supply, as well as into springs by the heavy rainfall that always succeeds a drought. By constant watch fulness against contaminated water, milk and food, Dr. Gorsuch says, typoid fever may be reduced to a minimum in this climate. The report states further thatrout of a total of 186 deaths in Baltimore county in July 64 were children or babies, most of whom were under 12 months of age, which is a fearful mortality. Dr. Gorsuch comments on this high rate of mortality by quoting from the report of the Board of Health of the city of Chicago for last month, which says the greater part of sickness among babies has been due to lack of proper care, improper food, overfeeding, overdressing, lack of personal cleanliness and want of fresh air. Mr. Kearney in Bankruptcy.—Mr. Stuart Kearney, secretary for many years of the Can ton Company, filed an application for the bene fit of the bankruptcy law in the United States District Court on Thursday. The schedules show debts of $69,983.40 and assets of $3,640.96. which, it is said, will be somewhat increased by his equities in the various securties pledged as collateral with his secured creditors. His total assets, including the securities pledged, amount to approximately $35,000. The matter was referred to Mr. Emanuel W. Herman, referee in bankruptcy for Baltimore county. Mr. Edwin T. Dickerson, counsel for Mr. Kearney, gave out the following statement: "Mr. Kearney has for some time Deen interes ted in various enterprises, most of which were affected by the recent financial depression, among them the Oakland Coal and Coke Com pany, now in the hands of receivers. Finding . himself embarrassed by the maturing of obli gations he decided' to go rnto -fnmfcroptey in order that his property might be distributed among his creditors without preference. Mr. Kearney has been in the employ of the Canton Company practically all his life. The pro ceedings, however, relate only to his indivi dual affairs and in no way interest or concern the Company with which he is connected.” Of the total liabilities of Mr. Kearney, $38,- 835.80 are Dot secured. This Company Makes Another Good Move.—We have received a letter from Mr. Charles M. Cohn, secretary of the Consolidated Gas, Electric Light and Power Company of Baltimore, in which he says: “This company has made a further extension of its pay station system by arranging with the Suburban Trust and Building Company for the acceptance, at its banking office on the York road of bills of this company tendered on or be fore the last discount day. The purpose of this arrangement on the part of this company Is to save its patrons at. Govanstown a monthly trip to the center of the city. The pay-station, re cently established at the Towson National Bank, has proven so popular it suggested to the man agement the advisability of extending the Bys tem to Govanstown. “The officials of the Suburban Trust and Build ing Company were very anxious to aid us in accommodating the people and the plan of hand ling the matter was quiokly worked out by its representative. Mr. Michael P. Kehoe, its gen eral counsel, represented the Suburban Trust and Building Company. "Although the pay-station system involves an extra expenditure by this company, it is in line with the general policy of the company to extend its usefulness to the people." Troubles of a Countryman In Town.— A well known resident of Baltimore county writes to The Union as follows: “I enclose check for amount of advertising bill, which you would have received loDg ago, but on my way to the postoffice I was hailed at the crossing by a policeman who stood in front of my horse and called: ‘Keep to the right, Captain.’ This I did and at the next corner the same thing occurred, and so on. The conse quence was the ‘cops' kept me going around the square to the right until at last I saw one of them cross over to the opposite corner to crib a peach from the fruit standman, when I tapped my horse and got past before he had time to halt me. But every time Igo to town now and bear a traffic squad whistle I think it is that policeman after me. I have become so timid that I am afraid to cross a street without hearing a whistle, and afraid of arrest when I do hear it.” To Double Their Membership.—The members of Mount Zion Lodge, No. 87, Inde pendent Order of Odd Fellows, of Pikesville, have started a movement to double their mem bership before January Ist next. Every one of the 150 members has been asked to secure one application and the Degree Staff, of which Mr. Harry A. Davis is captain, is holding weekly rehearsals preparing for a busy time in the fall. New paraphernalia will be pur l - l-j u.i^ inn. live lodges in the jurisdiction. They held a series of social events during the year. Mr. Wilbur Kelly is Nobel Grand, and Mr. Sewell Smith, Recording Secretary. Wants Mr. Hoppe to Pay Him Commis sion.—Mr. Michael P. Kehoe, member of the House of Delegates from Baltimore county, has brought suit in the Circuit Court here against Mr. William Hoppe, claiming $1,235 as 5 per cent, commission on the sale of land to the School Sisters of Notre Dame. This property is part of the Notchcliff Stock Farm, formerly owned by the late John K. Cowen. Mr. Hopps purchased the property about a year ago, paying nearly $20,000 for it, and recently sold part of the farm without any improvements for $24,705 to the Sisters of Notre Dame. It is for negotiating this last sale that Mr. Kehoe claims commission. Old Company Adopts New Plan. —The Baltimore County Fire Insurance Company has adopted the mutual plan of insurance, a plan that substitutes agreement, with limited liability, for the unlimited note of the old sys tem. This requires a renewal of the applica tions, which the company will make through its agents during the summer. This plan has been popularized in Harford by the Harford Company, and it is believed will be equally ac ceptable to the patrons of the Baltimore County Company. Fatal Fall from a Trolley Oar.—Henry Kirkendall, of Carney, Harford road, died at the City Hospital in Baltimore on Wednesday afternoon, aged 47 years. While riding on a Harford avenue car late on Saturday night he either fell or was thrown to the ground and sustained a fractured skull. Mr. Kirkendall, who was a farmer, leaves a family. He was a son of the late Amos Kirkendall. Boy’s Leg la Amputated.—Fuller Camp bell, the 8-year-old son of Rev. A.F. Campbell, whose right leg was injured by being caught in a carriage wheel at Emory Grove last week, was obliged to have the member amputated at the Johns Hopkins Hospital on Wednesday. The leg was cut off a little above the ankle. The boy is said to have stood the operation well. m Mobe than a million dollars’ worth of pro* duce was transported last month over the lines of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company from farms in Southern New Jersey to the New England States, the Middle West and Canada. The estimated value of the produce shipped in July from the six lower counties of New Jer sey was $1,178,000, an increase over July, 1907, of $746,800. It took 2,945 freight cars to trans port the produce to the markets. If made up in one train these cars would have had a length of nearly 20 miles. A soundbe balloon sent np in Massachusetts registered 30 degrees below zero at a distance of six miles. One of the pleasures connected with aeronautic Dews is its refreshing sugges tiveness in summer. In introducing Mr. Taft to an audience of lawyers a Virginia judge remarked that he “had touched nothing he has not strengthen ed.” The phrase will be remembered because it is an exact fit. DEATHS. —Tribute*. Ac.. lO Cent* Per Line.— CLABK.-In Baltimore, on August 14th, Henry Clark, aged seventy years, husband of the late Annie E. Galloway Clark, formerly of Baltl- CAPLE&—On August 17th. Maryßlizabeth, in fant daughter oTVincent T. and Mary E.Caples. HAMBLETON.—On August 16tb, at Bad-Nau heim. Germany. Frank Sherwood Hambleton, in the 64th year of his age. son of the late T. Edward Hambleton, of Baltimore county. KIRKENDALL. Suddenly, on August 19th, Harry Kirkendall, aged 49 years, 4 months and 4 days, son of the late Amos and Hannah Kirk endall, of Carney. KADECKB.—At Gardenville, August 15th, after a short illness, Herman H., in his 70th year, son of the late D. H. and Sophia Radecke. SMITH.—On August 17th. at her late residence, at Cowenton, Louisa M. M. Smith, widow of Conrad Smith, aged 54 years and 8 months. WILSON.— Suddenly, on August 17th. at the res idence of her nephew, Charles Gorsuch, Fork, Baltimore county, Cordelia H. Wilson, in her SHUO^ER—In sad but loving remembrance of our dear son Edward, who departed this life six years ago—August 8,1902. Best on, dear Eddie, thy labor is o’er, Thy willing hands will toil for mother no more; A faithful son. both true and kind. A better son to his parents you could not find. BY HIS BEREAVED PARENTS. He will never be forgotten. Never shall his memory fade; Sweetest thoughts shall ever linger. Round the grave where he is laid. BY HIS BELOVED SISTER MINNIE. TkBOBPKCT HILL CEMETERY, TOW- K gON, MD. —lncorporated 1891.—BEAU TIFULLY SITUATED, COMMANDING FINE VIBWB OF SURROUNDING COUNTRY HIGH AND DRY; CHOICE LOCATIONS: LOTB ALL SIZES. Address the SECRETARY OF THE COMPANY. Towson. Md.