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TOWSON. Md. Saturday. December 19, 1908. lONIMECKER BROS.. Editors and Proprietors f t./fOperannum--inadvance. Fottaytpre pU. tfo n hacrlption taken for teeetkan eir- month• &~C. * P. PHONE-TOWBOW 211 JB. .LOCAL ITEMS BURH A.I>VKRTtSKi> I* “THE UNIOW.” Tuesday. December 22, by John H. Duncan, as signee, etc., on the premises, a valuable res idence property at Tuxedo Park. Saturday, January 2, by Philemon H. Tuck, at torney, eto., on he premises, leasehold prop erty at Orangeville, Philadelphia road. Monday, January 4, by O. F. Hershey, attorney, etc., on the premises, saloon property N. w. corner of Fifth ave. and Fourteenth street, Baltimore county. . _ .... , Saturday, January 9, by John Mays Little and N. D. R. Alien, trustees, on the premises, the real estate of the late James T. Heath cote, near Maryland Line. 7tb district. Monday, January 11, by John H. Duncan, as signee. at the Court House, valuable real estate in Green Spring Valley. NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC. Those having business with the Bal timore County Orphans’ Court where in the publication of Notices to Credi tors and other advertising is necessary, are requested to leave positive order with the Court when they wish such advertising to appear in Tub Balti more County Union. If they fail to give such order the business may be diverted into other channels. —► Look out for the holiday sneak thieves. They are getting in their work now. —Strawberries from Florida sold in Balti more the past week at GO cts. a quart. —► All the national banks bold their annual meetings on Tuesday, January 12th, 1909. —•Services will be held in Toweon M. E. Church at 6 o’clock on Christmas morning. —•Shoot the "joy riders” That would be a good way to put an end to a dangerous nuisance. —Mr. Walter O’Dell, of Harrisonville, 2d district, has recovered from a case of ptomaine poisoning. —► Baltimore is planning a two million-dol lar hotel to be erected on Baltimore street, near Charles. —Some people say they are suffering from grip and it is certain that some mild epidemic ia prevailing. —•The public schools of the county will close on Wednesday next and reopen Monday, January 4th, 1909 —•The "canaries” have been flying at a lively clip this week and we are right here all the time to welcome them. —►The savings department of the National Bank of Cockeysviile bus over 800 depositors with nearly $150,000 to their credit. —•The Warren "investigation” is still in progress in Baltimore city and no doubt it will prove an expensive affair before it is over. —►The Baltimore county Orpbaus’ Court will meet as usual next Tuesday and Wed nesday, as will also the County Commissioners —*lf a duty on fieanuts will stop people from eating them and throwing the shells on car floors, why just let us have it good and strong, please —•Mr. Thomas Allen, of Hamblednne Farm, near Lutherville, exhibited in Towson this week a purpletop turnip that weighed Gi pounds. —•"When the days begin to lengthen the cold begins to strengthen.” So if there is any thing in this look out for a change after next Monday. —* We enjoyed some real spring weather this week and some of the old timers said the davs were "weather breeders,” whatever they are. —•Several houses are in course of erection in Towson and more are promised. The open season has been most favorable for building operations. —A tenant bouse on Mr. Lewis M. Keizer’s farm, near Ashland, was entered by a thief on Tuesday and robbed of a watch and a small snm of money. —• A email tenant house at Texas, N. C. R. R., belonging to Messrs. William and James Lindsay, was burned last Saturday causing a lßsrofsgaaKMO. —•Harry Clagett, aged 13 years, son of Mr. J. Henry Clagett, of Raudallstown, fell from a horse on Saturday last and fractured bis right arm near the wrist. —•The Union's calendars for the New Year have beer, in active demand this week, but we atill have many on hand for those who may wish to obtain them. —►The Court Honse will be closed two en tire days next week, both Friday and Satur day beiDg legal holidays. The banks will also be closed those days, —* Because of Christmas falling this year on Friday The Union will be issued next week one day earlier than usual—that is on Thurs day instead of Friday. —* One of the improvements in theenlarged Court Honse at Towson will be a telephone ex change that will connect all the branches of the county government. —•The Union office will be open until noon on Friday and Saturday, December 25th and 26tb. Yon can call and'get a calendar for the New Year if you wish to. —►The annual inerting of the Baltimore County Agricultural Society was held in the Court House at Towson on Wednesday, December 16tb, at 10 a m. —♦The hall of Mt. Zion Lodge, I. O. O. F., at Pikesville, is undergoing extensive repairs at an outlay of about $4,000. A new heating plant will also be installed. —•The fine new organ in St. David’s P. E. Church. Roland Park, was played for the first time last Sunday. It is the largest scaled organ in Maryland and cost SIO,OOO. —►Mr. John Q. Gibbs, of Catonsville, and Mr. Edward Robinson, of Fullerton, have been drawn to serve as grand jurors at the present term of the IT.S. District Court. —• A certain highly esteemed citizen says he is practicing telling the truth and when he be comes proficient in that be will take up some other virtue. He ought to be encouraged. —►The stable on the property of Mr. M. J. Nolley, at Mount Washington, was destroyed by fire early last Bnnday morning and the firemen had a hard fight to save the bouse. —►While out hunting last Saturday night Mr. Matthias Smith, of Bellevue. Belair road, captured a ’coon that weighed 26 lbs. It re quired three dogs aDd a club to finish him. —►The voters of Maryland wilt next year be called upon to vote on a suffrage amend ment. Bhould it pass there are thousands of men in the Bute who will never vote again. —•The open season for partridges, pheas ants and rabbits in Baltimore county will end next Thursday, December 24th Deputy game wardens should see that the law is enforced. —•The Pope has issued a special dispensa tion permitting Catholics to eat meat next Friday because it is Christmas day. The dis pensation does not apply to New Year’s day. —♦A thoroughbred hunter belonging to Mr. Bradley T. J Blunt, of Granite, 2d district, was so badly injured a few days ago by coming in contact with a barb wire fence that it had to be killed —• Looks like some people have gone clean daffy over the trading stamp idea. The desire to try to get something for nothing seems to possess a large percentage of present day Americans. —►St. John’s P. E. Church, at Kingsville, one of the oldest of that denomination in the county, has lately undergone extensive re pairs, including a new roof. Rev. J. W. Lar mour is the rector. —• Plows have been running this week in Baltimore county and some farmers have a! ready finished breaking op their ground for the spring crops. The ground has been in fine condition for the work. , , . —• Last Sunday supplied such a variety of weather as is rarely crowded into a single day. There was snow, bail and rain, sandwiched in between brightsunsbine. And yet the weather man said “fair weather.” _ ~ —•New Year’s day falls on Friday and aome folks don’t like it because, they say, Friday is a “bad luck” day. But that is an old fashioned superstition that should count for nothing in this enlightened age. —►The County Commissioners, at their sit ting on Wednesday, adopted a resolution ap proving the law, passed at the last session of the Legislature, that provides for State care of dependent insane after the year 1911. . —• The school superintendent and directors in York county are about to reestablish the old fashioned spelling be*® tbe They think it will materially aid the children in becoming proficient in orthography. —►The property known as the Mace farm, near Bengies, 15th district, has been sold by Mrs. Henrietta Mace to Mr. Albert Stoecker, who will make his borne there. The place contains 112 acres and is well improved. —•According to the almanac next Tuesday, December 22d, will betbe first day of winter We have had a remarkably p easant fall and those farmers who have not their work we.l in hand have only themselves to blame. —The new residence of Mr. D. H. Rice, on his Valley View Farm, east of Towson, is now under roof, gMd progress having oeen made with it on account of the fine weather. It is b —'Wh? KionSaweu'known horse “a Jr of Queenstown, M d has purchased the large vacant lot on m? barn^snd road, just north of the ra<"*“ “° arn ’ and proposes to erect a large sa f M o Mary taTiSris * ° f ibe nr 1 the foot and month d jf^ 0 a n Tnfhe‘oi?roU this State The Drompt action in tne Garroll SyiW,toppS the infection right there. —•Thousands of poorcbildren of Baltimore city will be provided with Christmas treats and presents by the Empty Stocking Club and other organizations. Manager Kernan.of the Mary land Theatre, will also provide for several | thousand. —The Cosmovilla held in Baltimore last : week for the benefit of the Home for Ineura , blea netted about SIO,OOO It was a Doveliy in I the city and greatly enjoyed by mauy thous ands of people, society folk being especially largely in evidence. —• Mr. A. E. Weis, of Towson, weighed on bis scales on the 24th instant, for Mr. N. W. Butler, farm manager for Mr. Wm. H.Grafflin, near Glencoe, 19 bead of steers, the total weight of which was 24.900 lbs., an average of a little over 1,300 lbs. per head. —*Oce of the men who was injured in the automobile crash on Charles street avenue early last Sunday momiDg was William Radford, chauffeur for Mr. H. Carroll Brown, of Brook landwood. Harry Kessler, another one of the party, was instantly killed. —• Correspondents and others will oblige us by sending in their favors as early next week as possible. We want to give our employees the opportunity to enjoy one fall day’s holi day, and this can only be done by issuing the paper one day earlier than usual. —•Those who are blessed with plenty should open their purse strings next week. There are many worthy people who will go without anything to cheer their hearts at Christmas UDiess they are remembered by their more fortunate neighbors. “The poor ye have always with you.” A party of yonng men in an open auto mobile passed through Towson last Sunday morning at a rate of speed that was simply terrifying. Some persons who saw them said they were going at least 40 miles an hour. And yet we have a law limiting speed in towns and at crossings 1 —►Mrs. Katharine Browne Howard, wife of Mr. Benjamin 0. Howard, who bad been seri onsly ill for some time at her home at Sher wood, died on Thursday. Besides her husband she is survived by several small children. The funeral will take place at Trinity Church, Tow son, at 1 30 p. m. today. —Any who are charitably disposed this Christmastide will have an opportunity of helping a worthy cause next Sunday morning. 20th, when Towson M. E. Sunday school will receive donations of groceries, provisions, toys and money to be sent to the Kelso Home, the orphanage for girls at Forest Park. —►Rev Dr. McArthur, a Baptist minister of New York city, has forbidden his congrega tion to have Christmas trees, a custom, be says, which was taken from the heatbeD, and is now deforesting many portions of the State. He reminds bis congregation that they should save the trees to prevent flood and give shade. —•The corner-stone for the new Mt Wash ington public school buildiDg will be laid with appropriate ceremonies on Saturday, Decem ber 19th, at 2 o’clock p. m. The ladies inter ested in the school will serve a luncheon at The Casino at 12 m. Mr. George E. Waters is president of the board of trustees of the school. —►Mr. William P Cooper, of Salt Lake City, Utah, in remitting his subscription, writes: “The Union reaches me regularly every Tuesday and I can assure you it is always highly appreciated and seems like a letter from home,” etc. Mr. Cooper, who is a native of Towson, is a prosperous business man in Salt Lake. —•Monsignor James F. Macken, pastor of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Washington. D. C., preached last Sunday morning in the Church of the Immaculate. Towson. The subject of his sermon was, "The Feast of the Immacu late Conception.” ADd it was a most able dis course that was enjoyed by a large congre gation. —•The December term grand jury on Wed nesday inspected both the jail audaFms house. The jury adjourned finally on Friday, 18th inst. Mr. Thomas F. McHugh, the foreman, was presented with a silk umbrella, while Mr Audrew 8. R. Grason, clerk, and Mr. H. Court ney Jenifer, stenographer, each received a fountain pen. —•Mr. Charles E. Fendall, equity clerk in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, has discovered that during his term of office (since 1885) be has docketed more cases than were docketed during 33 vears previous to his taking charge. From 1852, when court first met at Towson, to the present time 11,002 cases have been docketed. —*lf the reckless chauffeurs would only kill or maim themselves uobodv would find fault with them. It is the endangering the lives of innocent people where the rub comes. Why can’t some of this class be arrested and properly punished? Other violators of the laws are made to suffer for their misdeeds, why not these fellows? the Carter delegation to Towson on Thursday renewed bis subscription to The Union for two years to end February, 1911. A number of others who came with the delegation renewed their suoscriptions the same day. The Union has a large number of subscribers throughout that section of the county. —* A big war is being waged in Maryland just now against tbe spread of tuburculosis and yet a man is permitted to run a sort of annex to a consumptive hospital right in the very centre of Towson where entire families are exposed to this insidious disease. Can it be possible that our health authorities will allow such a tbiDg to continue ? —•Thousands of evergreen trees are again being offered for sale on the street corners of Baltimore city. Where they all come from is a mystery, but it is safe to say these beautiful trees will soon be exhausted unless some plan is devised to save them. The Christmas tree business, like a good many other things these days, is being carried to foolish extremes. —•What is known as ‘fioy” riding in auto mobiles was the cause of another fatal acci dent on Charles street avenue early last Sunday morning. A chauffeur took out his employer’s maebiue without permission, filled it with his friends and started out for a lark. Result, a broken wheel and a collision with a telegraph pole—one man dead and three others injured. —•When the great Gunpowder lake is con structed tbe WarrenmillandtbedweliiDgsand other buildings that go with it will be obliter ated—in fact the entire village of Warren will be practically wiped off the map. Itissaidthe company does not propose to re-establish tbe mill elsewhere. The mill baa been bringing its owners a net income of SBO,OOO a year, so it is Baid. —• A strong delegation of tbe leading citi zens of the 14th district called on the Highways Commission on Thursday to urge the reap pointment of Mr. J. Thomas Carter as super visor of that district. Some members of the delegation exhibited a great deal of feeling in the matter and if their favorite fails reconnect, which seems highly probable, there will be much soreness. —Samuel Gains, colored, who was arrested by Patrolman Kleeman on the charge of dis orderly conduct at the residence of Mr Harry L. Slingluff, at Pikesville, was fined SIOO and costs by Justice Bevau, of Arlington. In de fault of payment be was sent to jail for 90 days. That’s the sort of a dose that has a good effect. Gaines and his class should get more of the same kind of medicine. —►With its issue of next week—December 26th— The Union will end tbe 59th year of its existence. It is one of the oldest country news papers in Maryland and has become one of Baltimore county’s established institutions. We can point with pride to the fact that there are names on our mail books today that were placed there when the paper was first printed at Cockeysviile fifty-nine years ago. —•Mr. Talbott and his white hat have been heard from in the Warren "investigation” in Baltimore, Mr. Bruce having spoken of them in his testimony. But in this case, according to Mr. Bruce, neither of them happens to have offended. The man and the hat went to Balti more together on tbe momiDg train and that was all. Can’t see for the life of us what the “investigation” bad to do with that. —A large delegation of prominent citizens from tbeßtb district came before the County Commissioners on Tuesday to urge them to in troduceelectric light in the villages of Cockeys viile and Texas. They think they are entitled to this cousideration at the bands of the Board and urge it as a matter of economy as well as of necessity. The Mt. Washington Electric Light aDd Power Company already has its wiresin Lutherville and could readily extend them to the other two towns. Meeting: of the Fallston Farmers’ Club. —Thie club met last Saturday at the home farm of Mr. Joseph B. Twining, near Upper Cross Roads, when the inspection committee, consisting of Messrs. Charles E. Burton, Wal ter P. Reckord and William A. Harlan, re ported favorably of the appearance of the farms and farm operations. lucluded in tbe stock are 37 fattening cattle, 14 cows, 25 heifers, 19 horses and 22 bogs. Thirty acres of corn gave an average yield per acre of 12 barrels. Three thousand bush els rutabagas and 500 bushels of turnips were grown. Twelve acres of potatoes from sod land produced 225 bushels per acre and 12 acres of other ground 100 bushels per acre. Improved machinery and implements are used on the farm. Director of Farmers’ Institutes William L. Amoss, who is a member of the club, reported a desire to establish classes in agriculture along and Maryland and Pennsylvania and Western Maryland railroads. How to better the con ditions of country life was discussed. Refreshments were served by Mrs. Twining. Those present included Mrs. Isaac J. TwiniDg, Mrs. Jackson Baldwin, Mrs. Winfield Scarff, Messrs. William D. Curry, Upton H. Tarbert, Calvin D. Price, Edgar Price and A. Butler, the latter of Carroll county. Bills Fried for Sale of Real Estate.—Mr. John S. Ensor, attorney, filed a bill in the Cir cuit here on Monday,on behalf of Miss Amanda A. Fryfogle asking the court to pass a decree for the sale of property in the 2d district owned by her late father, Thomas Fryfogle. Distri bution of the proceeds amoDg the parties in in terest is sought, as it is stated that the property is not susceptible to partition in kind. Mr. John B. Kepfinger, attorney for Mary V. Smith, filed a bill in the Circuit Court ask ing the court to pass a decree for the sale of real estate owned by the late Albert H. Smith, that the proceeds might be distributed among the parties in interest. Tbe property is located at Lauraville. Harford road. Mr W. Gill Smith, attorney for several of the heirs of the late Nicholas Stauber, on Wed nesday filed a bill for the sale of certain real estate that belonged to the deceased and for a distribution of the proceeds. Fork, 11th District.—Miss Helen M. Day, of Baltimore, who purchased the Darapman property, on tbe road from Fork to Baldwin, has improved it very much. A new dwelling has been elected, costing several thousand • dollars. Up-todate conveniences have been installed, consisting of hot and cold water j brought in pipes from the spring several bun ! dred yards away by a ram; a steam heating j plant and gas plant which makes gas from gasoline and water, will help to make things i comfort able and enjoyable. The barn has been moved back and made over into a neat stable and carriage house. New wire fencing around the entire farm is taking the place of the old hedges. Altogether the changes are such as to make it look likeanother place. Mr. W. Frank Porter was the builder. Miss Day has com menced moving to her new home. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. G. Snavely are gomg to have a Christmas tree this year as they are ex pecting their son. Prof. Guy E Suavely and bis wife and their two children. They hope to reach here by Friday of this week from Meadville, Pa., where Prof. Snavely is en gaged in educational work. Fork M. E. Suftday school will hold its Christmas entertainment on Wednesday even ing, December 23d. It has generally been held the night before Christmas, but as tbe pastor. Rev. M. L. Beail, expects to leave tbe day before Christmas for Virginia to spend the holidays, it is held one day earlier so that he may be present. A fine musical and literary program will be rendered. Although it is one day earlier it is expected that Santa Claus will be on band, as be is an accommodating fellow. A Christmas tree, loaded with the treat for the children, will be ready for him to hand out to them. Tbe Sunday school scholars have attended well this year. For many years gold and silver medals have been awarded at the close of each school year, (about May Ist,) to those attend ing two-thirds of the Sundays. This year the “Button System” was inaugurated May Ist. An advanced button is given every two months to all who miss but one Sunday in the two months, the final button being a gold one. This has increased the regular attendance very much, as to win out the scholar must attend 46 Bundays out of the 52, whereas before they could win a silver medal if they came two thirds, or 35 Sundays. Those schools who de sire punctual and regular attendance should adopt this system. On the Bnnday after Christmas, (December 27tb,) Rev, Frank M. Hurt, of Baltimore, will preach for Rev. Mr. Beall at Fork in the morn ing. Mr. Hurt is a local preacher of much power and i 9 well aDd favorably known. Without thinking of the notoriety it would give him (which he did not want) he married a couple in a den of lions in Baltimore some time ago. Those who want to listen to a good old-fashioned Methodist sermon should hear him. R. Pleasant Hill, oth District.—The mild weather of the past few days has caused some of our farmers to start the plow turning over the sod for next spring’s crops. Most of our people have finished up their butchering. Judge Hoshall bringing up the rear. No doubt the Judge has laid our Carroll county pork-raisers in the shade for heavy weights. Our road supervisor, Mr. Frank Scbuhart, is very busy at present measuring the length of the county roads in this district. It is hoped when he sees the condition of these public thoroughfares that be will make an extraordi nary effort to improve them, as some of them are not safe for public travel. Mrs. Sarah A. Hoshall, wife of Mr. Jesse Hoshall, is in very feeble health at tbe home of her daughter, Mrs. John W. Gore, in this village. Rev. S. R Ludwig, of Rayville, preached at Pine Grove Church last Sunday morning. He also announced preaching for next Sunday. The Sabbath school of this church will give an entertainment on Christmas eve. A very successful series of revival services have been in progress at Cedar Grove, at which 25 persons have professed conversion. Rev. S. R. Ludwig, who had the meeting in charge, has gone to Salem appointment, near Beckleysville, to begin a revival service there. Rev. C. E. HenderaoD, of Hereford, did not preach at Gunpowder Church last Sunday morning on account of sickness in his family. Preaching at Eklo M. E. Church next Sunday morning by Rev. W.C. Brian. The near approach of Christmas has caused our merchants to put on their holiday attire, and from appearances customers can beaccom modated in almost anything the season affords without being compelled to go elsewhere. The prices are rock-bottom. Several of our kind neighbors have received quite valuable Christmas presents. Our vil lage blacksmith’s smiles are broad because it is a girl. Farmer John is equally proud because of the prospect after a few years of patient waiting he will have help in sowing and reaping. B. Raspeburg, 14th District.—On Thursday evening of last week the Ladies’ Aid Society of Gatch M. E. Church gave a formal recep tion to the pastor, Rev. E P. Fellenbaum aud his bride, at the residence of Mr. Alex. Hiess, Rockdale. There were a large number present and a most enjoyable time was had. Mrs. Fellenbaum was the recipient of many pretty and useful gifts. Mr. J. F. C. Oyeman, of this place, is hav ing a very large and convenient home erected on Hamilton avenue, which he expects to oc cupy when completed. He is having all of the latest conveniences placed in his home and when completed it will be one of the finest houses in the neighborhood. Mr. Wm. J. Biddison, of this place, who represents the Home Fire Insurance Company of New York, lost one of bis best driving horses the past weea from pneumonia. Mrs. Elizabeth Rasne, who has been con fined to her home for the past six months, is still unimproved, much to the regret of her friends. The entertainment given on Thursday eve ning of last week, at tbe Alert engine house, for the benefit of Grace Lutheran Church of PowellaaroD, was a decided success and the children acquitted themselves most admirably. The affair was entitled “Fairies from the Bnowland,” and was under the direction of Miss Evelena Oyeman. On Sunday morning next sacramental ser vice will be held at Gatch Church, at 11 o’clock. Rev. James McLaren, who is assistant pastor at Chatswortb Church, Baltimore, will offi ciate. Public invited. G. Necker, 11th District.—Mr. Joseph Snyder, Sr., who went to Baltimore last Monday morn ing, was taken by surprise when he arrived at his home in the evening. A grand reception had been prepared by his wife and children to celebrate his 80th birthday. A large number of friends assembled and tendered their con gratulations and good wishes. The house was decorated handsomely, the entrance and lawn beiDg lighted with Chinese and Japanese lan terns. Two graphophones produced much amusement, and there was music on tbe piano. Refreshments were served in abundance. Mr. Snyder’s six grandchildren, dressed in white, were present. Flowers and useful presents were received. It was a typical scene of a very happy home, the great devotion of the children towards “Fatherand Mother” being remarked. Everyone present passed such a pleasant even ing that the affair will be loDg remembered. Mr. Snyder is hale and hearty and the good wishes of his guests as they departed were highly appreciated. "Jack, the rural mail-box smasher,” has visited this section and destroyed aud removed several boxes on the Belair and Putty Hill roads. Uncle Sam’s detectives are trying to get him. Christmas masses at St. Joseph's Catholic Church will be at midnight, 6.30 a. m. and 9 A M. Mr. Peter J. Snyder, of Putty Hill, extends an invitation to bis friends for Christmas eve. A shooting match will take place at Mr. Peter Tremper’s, Saturday, December 26th. A dance will take place there on New Year’s night. 8. Ashland, N. C. R. R.—The Ashland de partment store, of which Mr. Clarence E. Royston is proprietor, has been receiving a coat of paint and as a result is much improved in appearance. Mr. Ellsworth Freeland had his left hand badly injured last week while working at the stone crusher here. Mrs. Horner, who was confined to her home for over a week, was able to be out last Sunday. Mrs. Nash is visiting her mother. Mrs. Kurtz, where she will remain until after Christmas. Rev. H. M. Price was a guest of Mr. Wm. H. Buck, Jr., at the banquet of the Presby terian Association of Maryland, held Tuesday, Bth inst., at the Hotel Belvedere, Baltimore. At the conclusion of the dinner a most inter esting lecture was delivered by Mr. Raymon Rays Sala, a Fillipino author and citizen of the United States. Notwithstanding the inclement weather last Sunday the congregations were good at Ashland Presbyterian Church. In the morning the pastor preached on the text: "To you, there fore, which believe He is precious,” and in tbe evening his subject as the word "But.” This theme was divided into first, "temporal butssecond, “spiritual buts,” which in turn was divided into "huts'’ referring to Christians, and those referring to non-Chris tians. The choir was assisted by Mr. Wm. Kurtz, who played the violin. The children of the Sunday school are pre- Saring for their Christmas services, which will e held in the church on Thursday, December 31st. H. Jacksonville and Sunnybrook, 10th Dis trict—Christmas is drawing near and active preparations for it are going on in almost every household. The little folks are wearing smil ing faces in view of the promised annual visit of Santa Claus, while some of their older rela tives are wondering where the wherewithal is to come from to provide necessary gifts and holiday cheer. Let us hope that ail will enjoy the holiday in a rational way. Messrs. "Burk Bros, are painting the pretty new house of Mr. John W. Wolfe, at Sunny brook and are making a good job of it. Mr. Wolfe has greatly improved the property that he bought from Mr. William Wesley. Miss Adds Burk, who spent some time with relatives in Baltimore, has returned to her home near Sweet Air. Miss Eleanor Green led the Christian En deavor Meeting at Chestnut Grove Church last Sunday evening. M. Monkton, N. C. R. R.—The card clubs, viz : Harford, Baltimorecounty,Taylor, Monk ion and St. James-Manor, brought their series of games to a close on Satarday evening last, when the Monkton Club won the pennant as a prize. Much sympathy was felt for Miss Charlotte Evans by her yonng friends on the Manor for tbe lots of her father’s handsome barn and creamery near Fallston. At the time of the fire Miss' Evans was visiting Miss Mabel. Miller at Monkton, and Mis 9 Miller accompanied her home the momiDg after tbe fire. Revival services closed at Monkton M. E. Church last week. A number of conversions were reported and interesting services. Rev. W. D. Beall is the pastor in charge. A Christmas treat will be given the children of St. James’ Sunday school, on Monday, De cember 28th. Recitations by the children will be a feature of the affair. The Monkton bridge has been completed, but the county officials have certainly accepted an inferior piece of work ; besides it is unsafe for travel inasmuch as the course of the stream has been diverted, which has necessitated the building of a stretch of roadway which is not over 30 feet wide and no railing to prevent one going over the embankment on either side. In case of accident the county would undoubtedly pay thecoßt in money, as it should not have been opened to travel until safe. Rev. and Mrs. Wm. D. Parry, of Piedmont, W. Va, with Mrs. Kelbaugh, of PiedmoDt, who was their guest, visited Mrs. Parry’s rela tives in this section this week. The Manor Social and Literary Club met as usual on Wednesday evening, with the presi dent, Mr. Wm. D. Curry, in the chair. An interesting program followed the reading of the minutes. Those who took part were Misses Annie E. Curry, Mary Shelley and Btella Baker. Rev. James Plummer gave enjoyable readings, Mrs. Estelle Pearce and children ren dered a pretty song, Mr. Carville Tolley also sang, ana Mr. John Bosley, of St. John’s Col lege, rendered a football song charmingly. Theu Dr. Francis Sparks gave an interesting and instructive talk on the “Eastern Question,” in which he took his audience over a great deal of ground and gave them a clearer idea of tbe vast subject which interests the whole civilized world. Tbe addition to Mr. Wm. D. Curry’s house is well under way and it will be completed in the early New Year. Mr. Daniel Wilhelm’snew home is also near ing completion and will shortly beoccnpiedby himself aDd family. Miss Ethel Tolley, who had been visiting in Baltimore, returned to her home this week. Services Christmas day at St. James’ P. E. Church at 11 a. m. ' H. Melvale, N. C. R. R.—The trustees of Mt. Washington public school have issued invita tions to the corner-9tone laying of the new school on Saturday afternoon, December 19th, at 2 o’clock. There will be interesting and ap propriate exercises. The Parents’ Club will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, 18th, at 3 p. m., at the temporary school house. The membership of this club has grown rapidly and much interest has been shown by tbe parents and much good accomplished. Beveral ladies visited tbe vil lagers and succeeded iu bringing into enroll ment sixty new pupils. Mrs. George Y. Post is president, and Mrs. G. W. Sadler, secretary. Mr. Harry B. Johnson, assistant agent at Melvale Station, has resumed his duties after having spent bis vacation with relatives at Bentley and Parkton. Mr. Edward J. Sinclair is improving his home, "Gypsy Hill,” by grading and cutting away trees from the large lawn surrounding the bouse. Melvale Distillery has started running on full time and many new hands have been em ployed. Mr. Joseph Bremmer, stenographer and typewriter, who had been under treatment for bis eyes, has improved and resumed work. Miss Lavinia A. Piersol, of SunDybrook, is visiting relatives at Melvale and in Baltimore. As Christmas approaches the housewife finds extra duties to satisfy both the inner and outer man. The children put on their best behavior lest Santa Claus should forget to come their way, and young men and maidens begin to count their premises and stretch them as far as possible. R. White Hall, N. C. R. R.—Miss Reba E. Matthews, formerly of White Hall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jarrett Matthews, was mar ried on Wednesday evening to Mr. Wiley A. McDonald, of New Market, at the home of the bride's parents, 1G25 Westwood avenue, Balti more. The ceremony was performed by Rev. H. R. Savage, of Parkton M. E. Church. After a reception the couple left for a tour in the South. Mr. William Gibson, son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Gibson, who is a student at Western Maryland College, Westminster, is at home for the Christmas holiday. Miss Blanche Fulton, of Stewartstown, Pa., was a guest of Miss Nellie E. Kidd last Wed nesday. The pupils of White Hall school are rehears ing for a Christmas entertainment which will be given Wednesday evening, December 23d. Mrs. Thomas C. Hunter entertained the White Hall Book Club at her home last Mon day afternoon. Mr. John H. Seilz, railroad agent at this place, is confined to his home by sickness. Mr. Walter Miller, of Monkton, is substituting for him. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Warren Ridgely, who were recently married, have returned from their wedding trip. W. Lock Raven, 9th District. —A very delight ful surprise party was given to Miss Fannie Deßaugh at her home, "Rose Heights,” De cember 12th. The house was decorated with cut flowers and potted plants. Games and music were the features of the evening. At a late hour refreshments were served. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. P. A. De- Baugh, Mr. and Mrs. J.Gehrraann, Misses Ada, Sarah, aDd Lora Finney, Emma and Laura Snyder, Fannie and Viola Deßaugh, Ida Bil lingsley, Blanch Deßaugh, JosepbiDe Ayers and Messrs. Andrew and Joseph Gehrmann, Clinton Grover, Edward Deßaugh, of La Junta; Burgan Dilworth, Charles Ford, Ray mond, John and Wilson Billingsley, Percy Light, Thomas Hines, George Ayres, Melvin Gehrmann and many others. Miss Leona Keigler, of Ellicott City, and Misses Mary and Goldie Nixon, of Baltimore, were tbe guests last week of Miss Blanche Deßaugh. Mr. J. Gehrmann, of “Locust Lawn," has returned to his home after a trip West. The public school at Loch Raven will hold its Christmas entertainment on Tuesday night, December 22d. B. Long Green, llth District.—The public school at Unionville will give a Christmas en tertainment on Wednesday, December 23d, commencing at 8 p. m., in the school house. If the weather should be inclement it will take place the uext night. The meeting of the Ladies’ Aid Society and the weekly prayer meeting were held Wednes day night at the home of Mrs. Joseph Myers. When all tbe business had been disposed of Mrs. Henry Mullenberg was given a surprise when those present presented her with a pretty set of dishes as a mark of appreciation of her faithfulness in church work. Later bd abun dance of refreshments were served. The little tots are preparing for Christmas as well as the larger folks and are expecting a visit from Santa Claus. They expect him to come iu an automobile this year, as there are poor prospects for a “white” Christmas. Miss Lida Yoder aud Mr. Maurice Yoder speDt last Sunday with Miss Ida Mumma, at her home in Harford county. Miss Ida Neuhauser is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Neuhauser, of LoDg Green Valley. S. Pbilopolls, Bth District.—Messrs. Upton H. Tarbert, Calvin D. Price and William D. Curry, of the Junior Gunpowder Agricultural Club, and Mr. Edgar Price were among the guests of the Fallston Farmers’ Club, on Satur day last at the farm of Mr. J. B. Twining. They were much pleased with what wbb seen and what took place. The large crops of grain and roots—the latter consisting of 3,000 bushels of rutabagas and 500 bushels of turnips—prove tbe fertility of tbe land and energetic efforts of Mr. Twining. The roots are this season of slow sale. The visitors noticed with interest tbe man ner of farming and the good appearance of the properties in Harford county. The Baker quarry having been closed for sev eral months gives no encouragement for future work there. The cotton duck factory at Phcenix con tinues idle, notwithstanding the reports of fu ture activity. Two carloads of old machinery have been received there, but it is said it was removed from Woodberry to make room for new looms. P. Old Home Sold, But Aged Couple Will Not Leave It —After spending sixty years on their farm, at Black Rock, Baltimore couDty, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Sparks have sold it to their son, Mr. T. C. Sparks, a well-known merchant of Alesia, Md. Mr. and Mrs. Sparks wished to retire, and offered the farm for sale. Realizing that his parents were much attached to the homestead, he purchased it. He will probably put a tenant on the place and allow his parents to live on it as long as they desire. The farm is situated in one of the most fertile sections of the upper part of Baltimore county and con tains 200 acres .—Baltimore Sun. A Very Good Reason—lf True.—Three Towson sportsmen who last year went on a three-dav gunning trip to Harford county,killed nearly 60 rabbits. Ibis year the same party guDned over the same grounds and bagged only 20. This looks like the bunny family was be ing rapidly thinned out.— Towson Union. The Belair +Egis republishes the above and says: "The inference of Brother Long Decker is not correct. Our lands are being so rapidly improved by thrifty farmers that sufficient covering is not left nowadays to protect rabbits.’’ Legal Contest Over Land.—Mr. Francis M. Slack has instituted an action of ejectment against Mr. William M. Whiteford, of Reisters town. to recover 4 acres and 35 square perches of land on the Hanover turnpike, in the 4th district. In addition to the recovery of the land, Mr. Slack claims S3OO damages. It is stated in the declaration that Mr. Whiteford wrongfully entered upon this land oia Decem ber 2d and ejected Mr. Slack, who is alleged to > the true owner. Mr. J. Albert Slajf is Mr. ft ack’s attorney. Dairymen’s Association Organized— Baltimore Countlan Is Made President.— The dairymen of Baltimore city and the State of Maryland generally held a well attended meeting in Baltimore on Tuesday last at which a State Dairymen’s Association was organized. Mr, SamueLM. Shoemaker, of Baltimore coun ty, was elected president; Mr. A. W. Nicode mns, of Frederick county, vice-president, and Mr. J. Alexis Shriver, of Harford county, sec retary-treasurer. The morning session began at 10.30 o’clock, with Mr. Shoemaker in the chair. He an nounced the purpose of the meeting and the organization of such an association. During the morning session papers were read by Dr. 8. 8. Buckley and Prof. C. W. Melick, of the Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station. The paper of Professor Melick was particularly interesting. Extracts from it are as follows: "The purpose of the State Dairymen’s Asso ciation is similar to that of the State Horticul tural Society, State Tobacco Growers’ Associa tion and the Corn Breeders’ Association. It may never be necessary for the dairymen of the State to sell their butter, cream or milk collec tively, but it is necessary for their best inter ests and for the interests of the dairy industry of Maryland for them to co operate with each other, to become acquainted and keep in touch with the best men in the business. The dairy department of the Maryland Agricultural Ex periment Station has for the past year been carrying on a series of investigation in the creameries of the Btate, to ascertain if possible the causes of lack of uniformity of creamery butter. Thus far there have been many causes noted for the lack of uniformity in the butter and many more may be found. The appli ances used in different localities are not uni form and the result is complex and bad. Mary land is classified among the dairy states. With her 148,000 milch cows valued at $4,460,000, the annual production of $5,299,000 worth of milk, cream and butter, her dairy products rank only third in value among her agricultural resources. The wheat and corn crops alone exceed the pro ducts of our dairies. It is high time for the dairymen to organize and get together on this commercial question, which is of great value to our State. ‘‘Present day conditions demand well in formed, skilled, progressive men. We have excellent buttermakers in our State, but there has been little chance for anyone aside from their employers to find it out.” At the afternoon session the most important address was delivered by Dr. J. H. Mason Knox, of Baltimore. Dr. Knox made a strong Jtlea for clean milk and said that the public was ust beginning to realize that the high mortal ity among infants during the summer months is primarily caused by impure and contami nated milk. Continuing, be said in part: ‘‘lt is an unstinted plfcsure for me to address you gentlemen on your relation to physicians. You have all read and know of the high mor tality suffered in this and other cities resulting from impure milk fed to babies. We are doing our utmost to educate the people to the abso lute necessity of handling milk during the summer with the greatest care, for it is a food which is easily a prey to germs. We physi cians know that the natural food for the infant is that which it should obtain in a natural manner from its mother’s breast. But here is where the danger begins. The mother is un able to nurse the child and cow’s milk is re sorted to. How can we compare the stomach of an infant with that of a calf? We should have a uniform grade of infant mijk not con taining more than 3 per cent, proteid and 4 per cent, sugar. Milk from Jersey cows is entirely too strong for infants. We physicians are do ing our utmost to combat the diseases which carry off thousands of infants during the warm weather and we must have assistance from the producers of the milk. “There should be a perfect system of refrig eration in the transportation of milk from the dairies to the cities which in a manner would prevent the multiplication of disease germs in the product. But the cleanliness and correct handiing must begin at the milking, and it should not end until the milk is deliVered at the door of the consumer. It is a barbarous service that you dairymen have in transporting your products to the city. I refer to the common, ordinary freight cars where there is absolutely no refrigeration whatever during the summer months.” An interesting address was delivered by Dr. Marshall L. Price, secretary of the State Board of Health. He explained the scientific aspect of the milk problem and showed that thous ands of cases of contagious diseases have been traced to impure milk. Among those from Baltimore county who attended were Messrs. S. M. Shoemaker, A. B. Gardiner, Jr., Lewis M. Bacon, E. P. Royston and T. Melville Pearce. Mr. Gardiner was chosen a member of the executive committee. Secret Orders Elect Officers. —The fol lowing Baltimore county lodges have elected officers for the ensuing year : Mt. Moriah Lodge, No. 116, A. F. & A. M., Towson.—Worshipful Master, Dr. William L. Smith ; senior warden, John S. Held; junior warden. Fred. D. Dollenberg, Jr.; secretary, James E. Dunpby; treasurer, Wm. M. Isaac; tyler, William 8. Dunphy. These officers elect will be installed January oth. The book committee reported the lodge to be in a pros perous financial condition. Providence Lodge, I. O. O. F., Catonsville.— Noble Grand, William Priester; vice-grand, Turner P. Coe; recording recretary, K. E. Gar ber ; financial secretary, Heine 0. Andreae; treasurer, August Schotta; chaplain, Albert Smith; past grand, Peter G. Olson; representa tive to Grand Lodge, Samuel C. Heird; trustees, Bradley O. Isaac, Dr. Charles L. Mattfeldt, Al bert Smith, George L. Ball and Peter G.Olson. Fort Carroll Lodge, I. O. O. F., Sparrow’s Point.—Noble Grand, Charles W. Rinica; vice grand, A. Buzzell; recording secretary, Harry D. Crawford; financial secretary, W. Clarence White; treasurer, Herbert W. Stone; chaplain, C. O. Diehm; marshal, T. W.Keys; represen tative to Grand Lodge, Joseph H. Everist. Sparrow’s Point Masonic Lodge.—Worship ful Master, Trowbridge B. Woodruff; senior warden. Dr. H. K. Peltekian ; junior warden, Charles W. Cook ; secretary. William H. Lof tus; treasurer, George P. Radabaugh; tyler, Henry Brecht; trustee, J. W. Loftus. Govane Castle, Knights of the Golden Eagle. —Past Chief, James M. Bellamy ; noble chief, E. K. Munroe; vice chief, John Lortz; high priest, Samuel Dewees; honorable hermit, Charles Brodie; master of records, Charles S. Cockran; clerk of exchequer, John J. Schwartz; keeper of exchequer, H. B. L. Ever ding; worthy chamberlain, M. J. Fisher, Jr.; worthy bard, Oscar Sewall. Sparrow’s Point Lodge of Modern Woodmen. —Counsel, Foster H. Copeland ; adviser, Spen cer Harrison; banker, F. W. Lee ; clerk, B. F. Van Horn; escort, Henry C. Miller; watch man, Henry Linderman; sentry, Albert Ack with ; physician, Dr. H. K. Peltekian ; trestees, M. A. Ramis, E. B. Miller and Henry Bupper. Patriotic Sons of America Camp, Butler.— Past President —Thomas Bond ; president—J. Walter Turnbaugh ; master of forms—Harry K. Gill; treasurer—Gus Bruehl; recording secretary—Oliver Gill; assistant secretary—A. Rufus Gill; financial secretary—J. Grant Mays; chaplain—Gus Bruehl; trustees—J. W. Turnbaugh, Darby S. Ensor, A. R. Gill, Frank Mays and Sherman Peregoy. They Approve the Turnpike Plan.—A few days ago a large delegation of citizens of Baltimore county appeared before the Good Roads Commission in Baltimore and urged it to take over and extend through the county all the turnpikes that now run through it that can be obtained without cost. This is practically what M ay or Mabool and the Commissioners for Opening Streets want, and the suggestion was made that the county and city people confer and strengthen their cases by joining forces on the turnpike question. The delegation expected to meet the whole Commission, but the Commission did not so understand it, and the only person present was Chairman John M. Tucker. They laid their case before Mr. Tucker, and pointed out to him why they believe the Commission should con struct the roads in the county over the turn pikes. Mr. William McAllister, on behalf of the Federated Civic and Protective Association, presented the resolutions along these lines adopted at a recent meeting of the association. He also presented similar resolutions from the Baltimore County Fire Department, and urged upon Mr. Tucker the wisdom of acquiring the turnpikes. Mr. John 8. Ensor enlarged upon Mr. Mc- Allister’s statement and asked that the Com mission not construe the word "system" in the road law in a technical way. "What we want you to do,” he said, “is to give us a liberal interpretation of this word •system’ that will enable the Commission not to spend its money on two or three roads in our county, but to improve all the turnpikes run ning through the county and into the city.” Mr. William P. Cole also urged that the turn pike plan would benefit the greatest number of people in the county, and said it was desired by the greatest number. Mr. Ensor said the peo ple, regardless of politics, wanted this plan adopted. .... Those in the delegation, besides the speakers, were Messrs. Laban Sparks, George Jessop, Frederick Glantz, Harry E. Goodwin, C. Ross Mace, Dr. Charles Mattfeldt, William Byerly, E. Stanton Bosley, Charles Sack, J. H. Hop kins, John P. Rumpf, John P. Mays and others. Property Sold For Taxes.—Twenty-five pieces of property on which taxes were in ar rears were sold at public sale on Tuesday at the Court House door, by Treasurer N. Bosley Merryman. , ~ . The County Commissioners bought m 17 pieces, and others were purchased as follows : By John M. Shea, two pieces in the 9th dis trict, assessed to the A. J. Mabbitt estate and William F. Walters. By Dr. E. A. Bchutz, one piece in the 9th district, assessed to Emily M. Klingle. By Clara Fanlstick, one piece in the 3d dis trict, assessed to Charles J. Dorsey. By John J. Timanus, one piece in the 7tb district, assessed to Louis Burke. By William Bchluderberg, one piece in the 15th district, assessed to Robert F. Banks. By Mrs. T. P. Scott, one piece in the 13tb district, assessed to John T. Wood. By Bertha Garrett, colored, one piece m the 13th district, assessed to William Collins. Mr. Caleb S. Hobbs was the auctioneer. “Can We Grow the Feeds That We Need Without Buying Any?”—This was the subject discussed at the last meeting of the Junior Gunpowder Agricultural Club. We give below the views of some of those present: Mr. E. E. Spottsaid; "It depends much on the kind of farming we do as to whether we can grow the feeds. If there is but little stock then we can, but if dairying is carried on some crops can be sold and the protein foods bought, which would give better results. If we grow alfalfa, which we all ought to try to do, we may in a measure meet the requirements of feeding stock. With alfalfa I could do without cotton seed meal. I try to sell enough corn so as to buy the protein feed. I hear of alfalfa and corn ensilage giving satisfaction, as no feeds are bought.” Mr. E. Gittings Merryman said : “I know of good results with dairy cattle by using alfalfa ana ensilage, and the development of young stock and heifers by the use of swill slop, and hear of barley slop benefiting hogs and is much used. The gluten is obtained at but little cost by using swill.” Mr. Upton H. Tarbert said: “The protein gotten in the slop from distilleries is so cheap that we can use a great deal of it. We must give a cow plenty of food to get profitable re sults. The only solution is to grow alfalfa, which contains the elements which we are sup posed to buy. Alsike clover makes a good feed. Oats for the dairy herd must be ground to be of benefit.” Mr. Lewis M. Bacon said: “If we have alfalfa and corn ensilage we could do without buying feed. I have not done well yet with alfalfa; have not given up and will try again. In the high price feeds we do not know what is in them and hence better grow what we know we are getting.” Mr. Daniel S. Pearce said: “I have not been able to grow all the feeds I need. I grow wheat to sell and buy bran. With twenty bushels of wheat I can buy three fourths of a ton of bran. Fifty bushels of oats will about do the same. I do not see how I can as yet do without buy ing some feeds. Plenty of corn ensilage and alfalfa goes a great way in supplying the necessary feeds. This is the first year I have had alfalfa for my cows. I am much pleased with it and the results. I feed it once a day but sparingly. Beven acres gave 19 four-horse loads, or about four tons per acre. The alfalfa was cut four times, but the first cutting was the best. It is a question as to it being advisable to sell corn and buy feeds.” Mr. George E. Shelley said: “I have never been able to grow the necessary feeds and as yet have been unsuccessful with alfalfa. I think we should grow the feeds we need. I like ground oats for cows, giving about one fourth as the proportion in the feed. Oats is highly recommended and is about a balanced ration for other stock.” Mr. Granville Matthews said : "For milk we should have protein feeds. It may be well to grow wheat so as to buy bran. If barley is fed and not ground it should be soaked.” Mr. William D. Curry said: "I think with alfalfa and ground corn we could about meet the, feed problem. I have as good alfalfa by growing it with other grasses and will sell at remunerative prices. I can keep thirty cows on 16 acres of corn, the fodder cut up being fed them. It is cut and salted as put away and the cows leave but little of it. 1 would not feed oat straw to cows and keep it from them as it is a disadvantage to them. If I need straw for bed ding I can do as suggested—buy Bomeone’s straw rick. It is cheaper to buy cottonseed meal than to grow oats to get the protein.” Messrs. C. D. Price aud T. P. W. France thought favorably of alfalfa, ensilage, barley and oats; all but the former can be grown suc cessfully by all farmers. Alfalfa may become a general crop after awhile, as every effort is being made to establish it. Meeting of the Agricultural Society.— The annual meeting or the Maryland State Fair and Agricultural Society of Baltimore County was held on Wednesday in the Court House. Mr. Martin J. O’Hara presided, and Mr. James 8. Nussear was secretary. The board of managers was elected, after be ing put in nomination by Judge Frank I. Dun can, who spoke in complimentary terms of the work of the board. Mr. James J. Lindsay sec onded the nominations. The board is composed of the following: G. Albert Mays, Alexander McCormick, Dr. A. C. McCurdy, E. Gittings Merryman, James P. Reese, Redmond C. Btewart, Asa B. Gardiner, Jr., James 8. Nussear. Duane H. Rice, Charles E. Burton, Edward A. Cockey, Frederick von Kapff, The board will meet January 2d ana elect officers. The next fair will be held at Timonium, August 31st to September 4th. Treasurer G. Albert Mays made his report, which is as follows: RECEIPTS. Gates $ 6.325.50 Grand stands 3>557.59 Privileges L 87556 Race entries 3,005^0 Horse show entries 430-00 Box stalls 130-00 Exhibition tickets 58.60 Poultry entries 125-50 State appropriation 633.33 All other sources . 64-50 Balance on hand from last year 1,202.81 Total $19,613.70 DISBURSEMENTS. Race winnings $ 5,198.00 Premiums Management, clerks and wages 2,101.11 Horse show J‘9?§ - f2 Advertising and printing 1.118.42 Interest on mortgages 250.00 General expenses 1.780.04 Repairs and improvements 1,199.50 Attractions and music 1,000.00 Judges, starters and veterinarians...... 395.92 State and county taxes 90.06 Insurance ®?!! License, tax and racing 108.00 Hay and straw 231-30 Balanoe on hand 2,<74.44 Total $19,613.70 The balance in the hands of the treasurer is $2,774.44. "No Insurance.” —The Carroll Record of recent date, under this caption says: “Once in a while, in the report of a fire the statement is made that there was "no insurance.” For tunately such cases are compartively rare, as most people with good judgment regard fire in surance as a necessity and as a part of the ex pense of conducting a business that cannot be done without. Indeed it is absolutely true that those who do not carry reasonable insur ance are not good business men, but careleßS and foolish and very properly meet with little or no sympathy in case of loss. “As a rule the man who cannot afford to carry insurance cannot afford to own property, and one who is too ‘saving’ to spend the money for it is not to be trusted in his every day deal ings with men. The only exception to this manner of viewing the question is when insur ance rates are very high and the owner can stand a loss without seriously affecting him financially—when he considers the saving of premiums as sums set aside with which to make good his fire losses. "Every person who owns property—whether small or large in amount—should have it in sured against fire loss. Even the new beginner, with but a a few hundred dollars’ worth of per sonal property, should protect it, without wait ing, and without ‘taking chances.’ The less able one is to stand even a small loss, the less can he afford to save the money insurance costs. It may appear heartless and uncharita ble to refuse to helpthose who burn out, with out insurance, but when one does not try to help himself he is scarcely entitled to help from others, and doing so simply puts a premi um on shiftlessness. Do not put yourself in the ‘no insurance’ class, under any considera tion.” Meeting of Carpenter Memorial.—On Tuesday, December Ist, Carpenter Memorial Woman’s Christian Temperance Union bad its regular monthly meeting at Hunt’s M. E. Church. The business part of the meetings are enjoyed and attended with as much inter est as the part which affords the entertainment, namely, the program. The treasurer’s report showed the finances in good shape—all bills paid and a small balance on hand. It was voted to have the regular meeting for next month on January sth, at Hunt’s ; also to have a parlor meeting of the W. C. T. U. on Monday evening, January 11th, at 8 o’clock, at the home of Mrs. Mary R. Haslup, N. Cal vert street, Baltimore. It was urged that all, as far as possible, at tend the meetings of Mrs. Armour in February. After a short program, consisting of a read ing,by Miss Esther Andrew; recitation,by Miss Anna Mowbray; chorus, “Press On;” read ing,by Master Clarence McComas, and a hymn, "God be with you,” adjournment was in order. Then refreshments were served and a social half hour spent. , . These meetings are growing in interest and we welcome most heartily our friends and visitors to them as they will be announced from time to time through the "White Ribbon Herald” and the local papers as well. Work of the Orphans’ Court.—The will of Herman Martini, of Grange, was filed for probate this week. He gives $2,000 to each or his sods, John H. and Edward C., and $2,000 to his daughter, Kathrena Martini. His farm of 30 acres he bequeaths to bis two sons, Gus tav and August Martini, together with all its contents. Gustav Martini and Louis R. Bree back are named as executors without bond. By the will of Hugh Lindsay, of Texas, which was probated this week, all his property is given to his widow, Catherine Lindsay, for life. At her death it is to be equally divided among the testator’s children—Mary C. E., Ella C. and Michael J. Lindsay. Mr. Lindsay leaves to each of his children a house and lot. The will is dated December 12,1904, and names Mary C. E. Lindsay as executrix. The will of John B. Upman, late of Catons ville, was probated on Thursday. He be queaths his personal estate to his widow abso lutely and his real estate to herduriDg her life, provided she remains unmarried. After the death or remarriage of Mrs. Upman the real estate is bequeathed, to the testator’s children. Property to be Developed.—A deed of trust for the pumuses of development was placed on record .this week in the County Clerk’s office from Anne D. von Kapff, Robert H. Smith, Ellen Donnell Blair and husband and Wilson Levering Smith and wife of the Orange harm, containing 106 acres. The trustees are Messrs. Robert H. Bmith, Walter Blair, Frederick von Kapff, Julian C. Smith and Wilson Lev ering Smith. The trust is to continue for fifteen years. The trustees have power to manage and sell the property. Personal Mention.— —Mr. Rufus K. Wood, of Sparrow’s Point, has been chosen a member of the Rivers and Harbors Congress. —Rev. E. T. Carter, of Govanstown Baptist Church, bas accepted a call to a church at Cbincoteague Island, if a. —Mr. James J. Lindsay, of the Towson bar, has been chosen deputy grand knight of Balti more Council, Knights of Columbus, to fill a vacancy. —Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Anderson, of New York, are visiting the foriner’s father, Mr. John I. Anderson, a retired farmer on the Hillen road. —Rev. W. H. H. Powers, rector of Trinity Church. Towson, preached toa large congrega tion in St. Matthew’s Church, Sparrow’s Point, last Sunday night. —Mr. John Pfeffer, who is under treatment at the University Hospital in Baltimore, is improving. He is superintendent of Emory Grove camp grounds. —Roads Engineer Henry G. Shirley, who spent some time in North Carolina, returned to his home in Towson early this week. He enjoyed fine shooting while in the Tar Heel State. —Messrs. William 8. Keech and Linwood Bookhart, of Towson, spent several days this week bird shooting in Anne Arundel county. They were guests of ex-Sheriff Revell, of that county. „ . , —Mr. John D. C. Duncan, an aged citizen of the Bth district, has been sick for some days at the borne of bis son, Dr. E. M. Duncan, in Govanstown. He is a justice of the peace and 80 years of age. —Jackson Grason, William P. Cole, Jr., Hersbel Allen and Edward Ritter, all of whom are students at the Maryland Agricultural College, are at their homes at Towson for the Christmas holiday. —Miss Lizzie Russell, of Reisterstown, who is spending the winter in Pittsburg with her sister, Mrs. Wrightson, has been very ill for some dayß. She is a daughter of School Com missioner Reister Russell. —Miss Fannie Cockey, stepdaughter of Mr. Thomas W. Offutt, president of the Second National Bank of Towson, has gone to Chatta nooga, Tenn., to spend the winter with Mr. Offutt’s sister, Mrs. Parlett. —Mr. Martin L. Jean, a highly esteemed citizen of Rockdale, 2d district, sustained a serious injury to bis right hand a few days ago while doing some work about his home. Dr. A. C. Smink attended him. —Mr. and Mrs. Elmer R. Haile, who were married at Epworth Church, Cockeysville, two weeks ago, have returned from their bridal trip and are now occupying their cottage on West Pennsylvania avenue, Towson. —Mrs. Cbailes E. Burton, of "Pleasant Prospect,” Long Green Valley, who had been spending some time with Mrs. Thomas B. Todd, Jr., of North Point, and Mrs. Richard T. Merritt, of Grange, has returned to her home. —Mrs. Phipps, wife of Mr. James Phipps, a Towson business man, has been sick several days from an attack of pneumonia. Dr. J. H. Jarrett is attending her. Mrs. Phipps is one of the oldest residents of Towson and was born here. —Mr. John S. Richardson, the venerable auctioneer of Belair, had a serious operation performed at the Union Protestant Infirmary in Baltimore a few days ago and his condition bas since improved. He is in the 79th year of his age. .... , —Much surprise was expressed this week when il was learned that the marriage of Miss Elsie Hillen Jenkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Hillen Jenkins, of Ruxton, and Mr. Donald L. Symington, son of Major W. Stuart Symin gton, of Roland Park, would notjtake place. —Former State Senator John Hubner, of Catonsville, accompanied by bis son in law, Rev. M. L. Endere, pastor of Salem Lutheran Church, will leave shortly for a three months’ trip to the Holy Land. They will also visit Spain, Algeria, Italy, Greece, Turkey and — l TThe parents aDd friends of Miss Nannye E. Parks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Parks, of 1114 Harford avenue, were very much surprised to learn of her marriage to Mr. Dixon Smith, of Elkins, W. Va., since early summer. They will make their future home in Baltimore. —Mr. Redmond C. Stewart was on Wednes day elected a member of the board of managers of the Baltimore County Agricultural Society, succeeding Mr. Allen Stevenson. Mr, Stewart, who is a lawyer bv profession, is also some thing of a farmer 'in Green Spring Valley. The selection is an excellent one. —Mr. Thomas Ward, of "Ellengowan,” Bth district, celebrated bis 90th birthday a few days ago when five generations joined in the family.reunion, Mr. Ward being a great-great grandfather. He is still quite active and went to the Timonium polls at the late election and cast his ballot for Bryan and Talbott. —Major Richard T. Allison, who was in jured some days ago by falling down a flight of steps at bis home at Phoenix, is improving under the care of Dr. B. R. Benson. The Major was formerly Clerk of the Superior Court of Baltimore city and is 80 years of age. He married a daughter of the late John Philpot. _ „ , —Ex County Commissioner George W. Yel lott, of Long Green Valley, who, with bis wife and daughter, is spending the winter in Balti more, was at the Court House here on Thurs day and received many cordial greetings from friends. He has nearly recovered from the severe injury to his left hand —heretofore noted in The Union— which was the result of an ac cident in the city. —Mr. Alexander. D. Brooks, the popular assistant cashier of the National Bank of Cock eysvilie, was among the callers at The Union office on Tuesday. He came to Towson with the delegation that visited the County Com missioners that day to urge the lighting of Cockeysville by electricity. He sajs to do this would be a great benefit to the village, as well as a matter of economy. —Mr. Milton Dance, the last survivor of the older residents of Dulany’s Valley, is now liv ing with his brother, Mr. E. Scott Dance, and is unable to leave his home. Mr. Dance, who is upwards of 80 years of age, is a son of Joseph G. Dance, who was a well known farmer and miller in his day. Until a few years ago Mr. Dance was an active business man and was well known in Baltimoreand Harford counties. —Rev. George Armistead Leakin, probably the oldest living minister in Maryland and who has seen active service of nearly sixty-five years, celebrated his 90tb birthday at bis home at Lake Roland, on Wednesday last. Despite bis years and his inability to get around to any great extent, the aged minister’s mind is as clear as it ever was. Rev. Mr. Leakin is a son of Gen. Sheppard C. Leakin, who was elected mayor of Baltimore city in 1838. —Mr. John Crowther, president of the Tow son National Bank, has eleven married sons and daughters and it takes a man of nerve to face a proposition like this about Christmas time. And Mr. Crowtber’s got it, but he frankly admits that he don’t exactly know how many grandsons and daughters he has. Some of these are in England, while others reside in distant states. Mr. Crowther is a farmer as well as a banker and jokingly said on Thursday that it is a good thing he had a tine corn crop this year as it will materially help in tiding him over the holiday pressure. THE DEATH RECORD. Upman.—Mr. John B. Upman, an old resi dent of Catonsville, died on the 11th inst., at his home on the Rolling road, after a short ill ness of pneumonia. He was 80 years of age and was born in Germany. For more than half a centurv he conducted a truck farm near Catonsville. He was twice married. Besides his widow he is survived by 11 children, 7 daughters and 4 sons. He was a member of St Agnes’ Catholic Church, from whence bis funeral took place at 9 o’clock on Monday morning. Geist. —Mrs. Susanna D. Geist, wife of Mr. Jacob D. Geist, a well known farmer near Glyndon, died suddenly on Sunday last from a stroke of paralysis, aged 70 years. She was a native of Washington county, Md., but had spent her married life in Baltimore county. Besides her husband she is survived by two sons. The funeral took place on Wednesday at Geist’s Meeting-House, near Shawan, where the interment was made. Shade.—Mr. William 8. Shade, who had charge of the Ruxton water works, died at his home at Sherwood, on the 15th instant, aged about 54 years. The cause of his death was acute Bright’s disease, from which he suffered only a few days. Mr. Shade was twice married and is survived by a widow and six children live by a former marriage and one by the lat ter. The wife of Mr. Shade is a sister of Mrs. John T. Ambrose, of Long Green Valley. Trout.—Mr. Daniel T. Trout, aged 68 years, died last Sunday at his home at Shane, 7th dis trict, after a protracted illness. He is survived by four daughters—Mrs. Gertrude Lamotte, Springvaie, Fa.; Mrs. B. F. Wilson, Forest Hill; Mre. Charles H. Burns and Miss Lettie Trout, of White Hall. Round Table Meeting-.—The Baltimore County Principals’ Round Table, Superinten dent A. S. Cook, leader, will meet at 516 Park avenue, Baltimore, at 10 o’clock, Saturday, December 19th. The topics for discussion are: 1— The principal’s responsibility for the or ganization and management of the school. 2 The average attendance of pupils in vari ous types of schools, as shown by the Decem ber reports. , . , 3 Visiting days for principals. 4 The educational value of the play instinct in children. . 5 A discussion of the address given at the November meeting by Mr. George W. Ehler, secretary of the League. Suit for Damages.—Mr. William E. Burn ham, the well known contractor and merchan t of Pikesville. by Mr. James J. Lindsay, bis at torney, brought suit in the Baltimore City Court on Monday last against the Suited Rail ways and Electric Company claiming $5,000 damages for injuries alleged to have been re ceived by himself and bis fonr-boree team loaded with ice. and breaking of his harness, on the morning of the 4th instant, by being run into by a car of the company at the corner of Madison and Lafayette avenues, Baltimore. Circuit Court.— Patrick Bherry vs. Harry J. Carroll; verdict for plaintiff .or $379.50. Langford vs. Collins, bill dismissed. Brady vs. Buck, motion for new trial over ruled. Balls vs. Brown, sub cuna. Wright Canning Company vs. L. J. A. etewaro, before reported, on trial. WINTER NUPTIAL EVENTS. Rjdgkly—Black.— The marriage of Miss Alice Black, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel W. Black, of White Hall, and Mr. Herbert Warren Ridgely, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin T. Ridgely, near Warren, took place on last Saturday at noon at the home of the bride's parents. The bride entered the parlor with her father, by whom she was given in marriage, where she met the groom, who was attended by Mr. Thomas Benson Smith, of Wilmington, Del., as best man. Miss Edith Black, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. The ceremony was performed by Rev. S. M. Eugle, pastor of White Hall Presbyterian Church. Miss Helen Horn, of Walbrook, played LoheDgrin’s wed ding march. The bride wore a princess gown of white satin crape, with a tulle veil caught with orange blossoms, and carried Bride roses. Miss Edith Black, maid of honor, wore an em pire gown of pale blue silk mull, with trim mings of blue satin, aDd carried an armful of Sink roses. After the ceremony a wedding reakfast was served. In the afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Ridgely left on a wedding tour. On tbeir return they will live in Baltimore. Wood—Tennison.— Miss Margaret B. Tenni son, daughter of Mrs. M. E. TennisoD, of East North avenue, Baltimore, and Mr. Lewis G. Wood, a young builder of Govanstown, were married on Saturday at the parsonage of Belair Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. James Hammersly performed the ceremony. The bride wore a creation of blue chiffon broadcloih with hat and gloves to match aud carried lilies of-the-vallev. A sisterofthe bride, Miss Mabel TeDnisou, was maid of honor. Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Wood left for a tour of the North. McDonald—M atthews.— Miss Reba E. Mat thews, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jarrett Mat thews, was married Wednesday night to Mr. Wiley A. McDonald, of Parkton, at her home, Westwood avenue, Baltimore. Rev. H. R. Savage, of Parkton M. E. Church, performed the ceremony. The bride wore while batiste and carried white carnations. A reception was given after the wedding. Mr. and Mrs. Mc- Donald left for a tour South. They will live at Parkton. Triplett—Triplett.— The marriage of Miss Anna Catherine Triplett, of Delight, 4th dis trict, and Mr. Albert Triplett, of the 2d district, took place Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, at the parsonage of Ames M. E. Church, Pikes ville. The ceremony was performed by the senior pastor, Rev. William E. Curley. Mr. and Mrs. Triplett, who are first cousins, were given a reception later in the afternoon at the home of the groom’s parents, where they will reside. Stevenson— Cassidy.— Mr. Robert Stevenson and Mrs. Martha Cassidy, of Rossville, Balti more county, were married on Wednesday night at the borne of the groom by Rev. J. Wynne Jones. The bride was dressed in steel satin and carried a shower of Bride roses. Mrs. James Stevenson, sister-in-law of the groom, was matron of honor. After the ceremony an elaborate breakfast was served. The couple will reside at the residence of the groom. Gbeen—Smith.— Mr. Lawrence I. Green, a resident of North Branch. Baltimore county, and Miss Kate Smith, of Oakland, Carroll county, were married last Sunday afternoon, at 3 o’clock, at Reisterstown. Following the ceremony a reception was tendered the couple at the home of the bride. She is a daughter of Mr. Michael Smith, who for many years Das been superintendent of one of the departments of the Oakland Woolen Mill. Maisel— Slagle.— Mr. Nicholas J. Maisel, Jr., of Catonsville, and Miss Carrie Slagle, of Baltimore, were married on Wednesday after noon at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Ellicott City. Rev. Michael Ryan, pastor, performed the ceremony. A reception followed at the borne ofthe groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. 8. Maisel, Catonsville. Kibk— Holtz.— Miss Louisa M. Holtz, daughter of Mr. Robert Holtz, of Woodlawn, was married on Wednesday evening to Mr. John Kirk. The ceremony was performed at the parsonage of the Hebbville United Evan gelical Church by Rev. J. H. Furuer. After the ceremony the couple left for a short trip. A "Warm” Time Among: the Leaguers That was a lively session ofthe East Baltimore District Epworth League annual convention on Friday afternoon held recently in Caroline Street M.E. Church, Baltimore. It was occa sioned by the nominating committee reporting amoDg the names of those it had selected as of ficers for the coming year that of Mr. J. Harry Grace, of Highlandtown, as president of the district. Now Mr. Grace is president of the Baltimore County Epworth League and fifth vice-president of the District League, and is a very popular young man. The county delegates bad no notion of losing as their president and earnestly against such a movement. Among those advocated the selection of Mr. Grace as trict president was Rev. Dr. W. L. superintendent of East Baltimore District, buH the Baltimore county delegates in* I’jj" torious and the matter was settled by the se lection of Mr. William J. Hicks, of Orange ville, as district president and re-electing Mr. Grace fifth vice president. One lady delegate from Baltimore county who is well known for her hospitality and ability to prepare fine sup pers, was beard to remark: "Dr. McDowell will get no more chicken when he comes onr way ; we will feed him pigs’ feet.” The ABSistant Teachers Keeping Up the Contest.—A delegation of ladies, reprerenting the Assistant Teachers’ Association of Baltimore County, attended a meeting of the Hamilton Improvement Association on Wednesday night to present their claims for an increase of salary. This was the first of a series of visits that have been planned to be made to the several improve ment associations in tbe county, and which have for tbeir purpose the securing of indorse ments by these associations to bring about the increased salaries The meeting was presided over by Mr. Wil liam McCallister. During the discussion one of the teachers cited an instance where a teacher at Highlandtown, who has been teaching 25 years, is getting lessDOw than she did when she began teaching. , . ... .. A resolution was unanimously adopted by (be association indorsing the scale of salaries adopt ed by tbe Assistant Teachers’ Association. The scale fixes tbe salary at S4OO after a teacher has taught one year and the maximum at S6OO after six years’ service. Got a Verdict Against the Company.— Mr. James Ward, who is a resident of Park ville, Harford road, recovered a verdict in the Baltimore City Court on tbe 11th instant, after a trial lasting nearly a week, before Judge Alfred 8. Niles and a jury, for $4,000 against the United Railways and Electric Company of Baltimore, on account of the breaking of his left ankle on April 20th last, by a car running iuto a horse and wagon he was driving at tbe corner of Liberty road and Walbrook avenue, the collision throwing him into the street re sulting in the injury. Mr. James J. Lindsay was attorney for Ward and Messrs. Arthur L. Jackson and J. Pembroke Thom represented the railway company. This ( Where the Hardship Comes In.— Tbe Baltimore Sun of Wednesday said : "The crowding of the Towson care by persons riding to and from points within the city limits on tbe York road line reached its limits yesterday afternoon, when two gangs of workmen, num bering 30 or more, boarded a car from Towson at Gorsuch avenue. At tbe time the car con tained 45 passengers, nearly all women, and in leaving the car the women were obliged to squeeze past the workmen, who were crowded closely in the aisle. At the point where tbe men boarded tbe car at that time of day three or four city care pass tooneTowson car Had they waited a minute or two, they could have boarded a comparatively empty car.” New Trial Refused In Damage Case.— Judge Van Bibber has overruled a motion for a new trial in the case of M iss Marcia E. Brady, of Green Bpring Valley, against Mr. Walter Buck, in which Miss Brady was awarded SI,OOO damages by a jury for ipjuries received from a dog bite. It was ascertained that tbe dog had rabies and Miss Brady took the Pasteur treat ment. The motion for a new trial was filed by Col. C. Baker Clotworthy, attorney for Mr. Buck. The case will go to the Court of Appeals for a final decision. Messrs. Z. Howard Isaac and W. Gill Smith represented Miss Brady, who is a daughter of Mr. Thomas S. Brady. Deed to Valuable Property Filed for Record.—A deed was filed in the County Clerk’s office this week conveying to tbe Forest Park Highlands Company of Baltimore city a tract of land lying partly in Baltimore city and partly in Baltimore county. It comprises about 113 acres in tbe western section and is a part of tbe Jesse SliDgluff estate. The property was sold to Mr. Abbott Morris by Mr. Jesse Slingluff and tbe Fidelity Trnst Company, trustees, for $102,500. and Mr. Morris has con veyed it to the Forest Park Highlands Company. Sale of a Farm —Mr. Charles C. Schuster, of Towson. bas sold bis farm, one mile from Taylor, Harford county, to Mr. William Cochrau. of Manor, upon private terms. The place contains 189 acres and is well improved. He will take charge March Ist, 1909. Mr. Cochran lately sold bis farm in the 10th dis trict to Mr. Sidney Waters, of Woodbrook. Sale of a Snug Property .—Mrs. H. V. Waljen has sold her property, Rituated on Stevenson lane about one mile southeast of Towson, to Mrs. Kate Mayer, of the Towson firm of Mayer <fe Loose, for $6,500. The place contains 12 acres and is well improved. It will shortly be occupied by Mrs. Mayer s son-in law, Mr. Aquila C. T. Bosley. Mbs. C. W. McCulloch, of Evanston, Ind., the only woman justice of the peace in the United Btates, in a woman suffrage address in Chicago last Monday, announced that Adam was a loafer, painted Eve as the mother of all arts and sciences and declared that the history of the human race showed that woman was the originator of moat of the good things of the world for which man now takes credit.