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TOWSON, Md. Saturday, - January 16, 1909. LONGNECKER BROS.. Editor* md Proprietor* t i.Boper Pottagepre paid. Xo subscription taken for lentthansix months “src. * P. PHOHE—TOWBON 211 J& I LOCAL ITEMS gILKd AOVERTISEiI IN 'THIS UNIOK." Tuesday. January 19, by Thomas B. Foard, near Hyde's, Long Green V alley, horses, cows, wagons, farm Implemen ts, hay, corn, etc. Wednesday, January 20. by Mrs. Mary E. Shade, administratrix of Wm. Shade, at Kider, N. C. B. 8., household effects, stock, vehicles, harness, new chestnut posts, etc. Monday, January 25. by Harry B. Alder, admin istrator, at Corbett, N. C. fi. 8., all the per sonal property of Mrs. Ann M. Bryan.dec’d. Monday, February 1, by H arry E. Mann, attor ney, etc., on the premises, fee simple prop erty at Overlea, Be lair road. Tuesday, February 2, by John I. Yellott, attor ney, etc., at the Cou *t House door, a small farm near Hoffmanvil e, 6th district. 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 ordert with the Court when they wish such advertising to appear in The Balti more County Union. If they fail to give such order the business may be diverted into other channels. —♦ Earthquake shocks were felt in some sections of Maryland this week, but they were very slight. —♦ Looks like spring is not far off when the baseballists are already preparing for next season’s piay. . —♦ Some think the ice prospects in Balti more county are growing small by degrees and beautifully less. —♦The wicked didn't stand in slippery places on Thursday morning. They simply went down kerflop. —-Rev. Thomas Wood, of Washington, D. C.. will preach at Fork Christian Church, on Sundav, January 17th, at 3 p. m. —* Groundhog day we will soon have with us and then we’ll tell you the kind of weather there will be until the middle of March. —*The Union’s "canaries” are still coining home to roost. They aTe not harbingers of spring, but they get there just the same. —* Mt. Washington appears to be just now suffering from a visitation of horse thieves. Two animals were stolen within a week. —♦ Rev. Dr. W. L. McDowell, district super intendent, will preach inTowson M. E. Church on Sunday, January 16th, at 8 o’clock p. m. —♦ Maryland will cut a big figure at the Taft inauguration Thursday, March 4th, the military feature being especially attractive. —► Director Araoss will hold institutes along the Maryland & Pennsylvania R. R„ begin ning at Long Green Station, February Ist and 2d. —♦ A part of the plant of the Crown Cork and- Seal Company at Highlandtown was damaged by fire on Tuesday night. The loss was small. —♦The banquet hall in the Temple of Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge, Towson, is being fres coed by Messrs. Ernmart & Quartley, of Baltimore. —♦The West has this week been experi encing the coldest weather of the winter thus far. Twenty degrees below zero was the record at Bt. Paul. —♦A fine bell, weighing 1,200 lbs., has been presented to Catonsville Evangelical Lutheran Church by Mr. Henry Ringling, of Arbutus, 13th district. —► All the Baltimore county national banks held their annual elections on Tuesday, 12th instant. There were very few changes among the officials. —♦The blacksmiths enjoyed a harvest this week "roughing” horses. The icy condition of the roads made traveling with smooth animals almost an impossibility. —♦The entire face of the earth in this sec tion of Maryland was a fine skating park on Thursday morning. The sleet was the heaviest seen here in a longtime. —♦Again we must inform some of The Union’s local correspondents that we do not insert advertisements of any kind among the reading matter of this paper. —♦Thirteen of the county’s fire-alarm boxes have been demolished within the last few weeks by malicious persons. The jail is yawn ing for some of these worthies. —♦Our upcountry friends are going into the §ood roads movement with a heartiness that oes them mnch credit. Their efforts cannot help but bring forth good fruit. —♦Mr. E. C. Gray, superintendent on Mr. Frederick von KapfFs Cowpen’s Farm, east of Towson, cut last Saturday a quantity of fine solidly frozen ice about 3 inches thick. —♦The end of The Union’s 1909 calendars has about been reached. They have been going out strong for a month and a-half and if you failed to get one you can't blame us. —♦The weather man got here on time this week with bis cold wave, but it wasn't much of a one. The mercury in Towson on Wednes day morning registered around 20 degrees. —♦Two aged persons died in Towson on Monday within a few hours of each other— Mra. William Denny and Miss Charity Con ner, sister of the late Capt. Chas. A. Conner. —♦ An oyster supper, under the auspices of Belfast public school, will be held in Matthews’ Hall, on Friday and Saturday evenings, Feb ruary sth and 6th. Refreshments will be for sale. —♦ Mr. Walter B. Brooks', vice-president of the Maryland & Pennsylvania R. R., is in Omaha this week watching the tests of another "unit” car which may be given a trial on this road. —♦lf Baltimore gets 50 cent gas through the introduction of the natural article—as now seems probable Towson and intermediate points between here and the city will likely be Benefited also. —♦The inventory of the personal estate of the late John M. Denison, of Baltimore, foots up $786,376.73, mostly in bonds. The wife of Mr. Denison is a sister of Col. J. M. Pearce, of My Lady’s Manor. —♦The Baltimore County Farmers’ Insti tute will be held in the Court House at Tow son, on Tuesday, January 26th, with morning and afternoon sessions. An elaborate program has been prepared. —♦School Commissioner Frank G. Scott, of the Bth district, has provided a wagon, in charge of Mr. Jarrett Howard, to convey chil dren from the vicinity of Western Run to the school at Cockeysville. —♦Mr. Charles Carroll Bowersox. who had been a resident of Woodberry for forty years, died at bis home in that place last Saturday, aged 84 years. One of his sonsas Mr. Frank J. Bowersox, of Loch Raven. —♦Mr. Joseph T. Martin has been elected E resident of the Sparrow’s Point Club; Ir. E. C. Reist, secretary, and Mr. S. N. Dry den, treasurer. Mr. R. B. Sparks is a member of the executive committee. —♦And now they have established a slaugh ter house right in the very centre of Towson. We really seem to be scourged too much. Is it possible that there is no protection for the health of the people of the town ? —♦Perhaps! he first man in Baltimore county to fill his ice house this winter is Mr. Harry W. Dilworth, the popular merchant at Hyde’s, Long Green Valley. He cut ice last Saturday 4} inches thick and of excellent quality. —♦Superintendent Patterson, of the Mary land Experiment Station, will address the White Hall Farmers’ Club and Improvement Association on Saturday evening, January 30th. His topic will be "Soils and Fertilizers. ’ —♦At the anneal meeting of the stock holders of the Towson National Bank on Tues day Mr. Marshall Winchester was elected a member of the board to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Capt. Emanuel Herman. —♦The Ladies’ Aid Society of Parkton M. P. Church will give an entertainment and play, entitled “The Country School,” in the Masonic Hall at Parkton, January 23d. at 7.30 p. m. Ice-cream and confectionery will be on sale. —♦The Baltimore City School Board has purchased the Maryland School for the Blind, located on the north side of North avenue, upon which the new Polytechnic Institute will be erected. The price to be paid is $300,000. —♦A load of bay from the farm of Mr. N. Howard Gill, near Mantua Mills, was weighed at the Eastern Scales a few days ago and tipped the beam at 10,625 pounds—s tons and 625 pounds. The load was hauled 18 miles with four horses. —♦The property of Mr. J. Vernon Camp bell, near Eccleston Station, Green Spring Valley, which had been advertised for sale in The Union to take place last Monday, was not offered, the matter having been adjusted before the hour or sale. —♦The State Good Roads Commission on Wednesday declined to purchase tbe Liberty turnpike when urged to do so by a committee composed of Messrs. R. Pierce Choate, B. John Black, Elbert Jean, J. T. George and others. The price asked was SIO,OOO. —♦Mr. William M. Gorsuch, of Monkton, who is a successful breeder of Rhode Island Reds, had unusual success at the Maryland Poultry and Pigeon Show in Baltimore last week, as a reference to the advertising columns of The Union today will show. —♦Fourteen members of Troop A, Mary land National Guard, whose headquarters is at the fine armory at Pikesville, have resigned because, it is stated, of dissatisfaction with Capt. C. Lyon Rogers. It is said the commander has been neglecting his duties lately. —♦A bill was filed in tbe Circuit Court here on Tuesday by State Senator John 8. Biddison, asking the court to pass a decree for the sale of the real estate of the late John Beckman of J., in order that the proceeds might be re-invested for tbe benefit of those interested. —♦The Barred Rocks of Mr. Joseph Pbippe, of Towson, were greatly admired at the Mary land Poultry Show in Baltimore last week and won a number of prizes. Mr. Harry D.Busick, : of Towson, who exhibited a pen of Bnff Rocks, won second in a class of 80 exhibits. —♦A few days ago Mr. John V. Wilson, of Long Green Valley, sold a bronze gobbler, less than a year old, to Mr. Frank X. Hooper, of Gienarm, that weighed3o pounds. Mr. Wilson raises a great many white muscovy ducks, preferring them to the white Pekins. —♦When tbe Sunday afternoon edition of the Baltimore Newt reaches Towson the people appear jnst as eager to get it as they are the afternoon papers on week days. The hue and cry against the innovation of a Sunday after noon paper didn’t cut any ice, it seems. —♦Attorney James J. Lindsay, representing some of the heirs, has filed a bill in the Circuit Court for a decree to sell certain real estate of the late Wesley R. Whitaker, located on Wood bine avenue. West Arlington, and the distri bution of tbe proceeds among those interested. —♦The assistant teachers of Baltimore county are putting up a strong fight to have their salaries increased. Their demands seem reasonable and are deserving of serious con sideration at the hands of those who have it in their power to provide tbe funds to insure the increase. —♦Mr. John T. Harris this week removed from tbe store next to tbe Towson National Bank to his new store on tbe west side of tbe York road south of the Lee Building, where be has fitted up a very complete and attractive business place, he having lately purchased the property. —♦Last week’s issue of The Union con tained three solid columns of local correspon dence, in all fifteen letters that contained much information from almost every section of the county. There is not another country news paper in Maryland that can make such a showing. —♦ Tbe Junior Gunpowder Agricultural Club met last Saturday at the farm of Mr. H. Amos Matthews, at Monkton, with Mr. H. Arthur Matthews as foreman. Mr. Lewis M. Bacon represented the Benior Club. The best cow in Mr. Matthews’ herd produced last year 8,400 pounds of milk. —♦The suit of Mr. Frank X. Hooper, of Gienarm, Baltimore county, against the May or and City Council of Baltimore, is now on trial in the City Court. The plaintiff had a leg broken in an automobile accident on Merry man’s lane in October, 1907, and be sues for $25,000 damages. —♦A Towson professional man of rather bulky proportions, slipped and fell on an icy sidewalk on Thursday and found it impossible to regain bis feet without the assistance of several persons. Bomeone suggested that here after when he goes out in a sleet storm he carry a derrick with him. —♦ Mrs. Jacob A. Oler, of Boone, lowa, who remitted her subscription to The Union this week, has a little joke with us about our "canaries.” She didn’t get any because her account didn’t permit it. The Olers, who were originally Baltimore county people, have been living in'lowa many years. —♦Mr. Edward Harris, who for many years conducted a florist establishment at Kingsville, Baltimore county, removing from there over twenty years ago, died at his home in West minster a few days since,aged 92 years. He was a native of Prince George’s county and the last survivor of his immediate family. —♦The faithful old horse of Mr. Charles R. Brown, R. F. D. carrier on Route 6, at Towson, died from an attack of colic on Thursday night. He had gone over the route 4 years and 7 months, during which time he had missed but very few days from any cause. While in the service he had traveled over 30,000 miles. —♦A meeting of businessmen of Highland town was held last Monday night m that place and a temporary organization effected looking toward the permanent organization of f.. business men’s association for the town. Ir. Frederick Evans was chosen temporary president and Mr. William H.Schaaf, secretary. —♦Harry W. Evans, of the 11th district, who complained to State’s Attorney Bussey about threats by a supposed band of night riders called "Gabriel’s Hounds,” has been lodged in jail here upon the charge of threat ening the life of Mr. Edward Reynolds, a well known resident of that section of tbe county. —♦ Four deaths of residents of Towson within four days this week was a most unusual occur rence for this community. Mr.Jobn F. Ander son, for many years clerk in the Sheriff’s office and well known throughout tbe county, was among the number. He had been in failing health a long time and his death was not un expected. —♦The Pennsylvania Society for the Pre vention of Cruelty to Animals broke up the proposed wolf hunt that Dr. Free bad planned to take place at Stewartstown. last Saturday. A number of Marylanders are said to have been interested in the affair and were much in censed because the alleged sport was inter fered with. —♦The county police this week arrested three negroes who are believed to be responsi ble for the many thefts that have lately been committed in the northeastern section of the 11th district. They also arrested a white man named Morris Steinberger, who is charged with receiving the stolen goods, some of which the officers recovered. —♦A “black hand” letter writer in the per son of a negro is now in jail in Belair on the charge of threatening to burn buildings unless their owners gave up sums of money ranging from SIOO to S2OO. One of the men threatened is Mr. O. A. Kirkland, formerly the well known Baltimore auctioneer, who has a sum mer home near Belkamp. —♦During the year 1908 there were 1,519 arrests at the Canton police station. Of this number 427 paid fines that aggregated $2,485.30. Seventy persons were sent to jail in default of payment of fines, and 197 were held for the action of the Circuit Court. Charges against 634 persons were dismissed. Justice Thomp son is in charge at Canton. —♦The annual banquet of the Maryland Alumni Association of Dickinson College will take place in Baltimore, Friday night, January 22d. Rev. Dr. J. F. Heisse is president of the association ; Mr. Lewis M. Bacon, first vice president, and Mr. Lewis M. Bacon, Jr., cor responding secretary. Dr. James H. Jarrett, of Towson, is a member of the executive committee. —♦The result of the investigation into the sale of the Warren Mill property to Baltimore city will be submitted to tbe City Council at its meeting next Monday night. It is said the popular belief is that the committee will find that the Water Board paid too much for the property and that an effort will be made to upset the sale unless the company agrees to re duce the price. —♦ A good many people continue to discuss the Warren Mill deal and wonder what the outcome will be. No matter what it is it won’t stop Baltimore city from getting an increased water supply from the Gunpowder. In this connection a well informed citizen said on Monday that the flow of water in this stream is at least one-third less than it was twenty five years ago. —♦The first show of the Maryland Poultry and Pigeon Association, which was held in Baltimore last week, was a marked success in every particular and the officers of the associa tion were highly complimented on the results. It is said the finest birds ever seen at a show in Maryland were exhibited there. It is more than likely tbe association will hold annual shows hereafter. —♦The attendance at Towson M. E. Church last Sunday morning was very large to hear the pastor, Rev. Thomas E. Copes, preach a special sermon to Towson Lodge of Odd Fel lows and tbe visitors that accompanied it. The Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Mary land, Mr. John W. Young, of Cumberland, also delivered an address in which he spoke in highly complimentary terms of Towson Lodge. —♦Last Monday 28 head of cattle that were being driven from an upper districOof this county to Baltimore were stopped in Towson by Sheriff Streett, under orders from the State Live Stock Sanitary Board. Later State Veteri narian Mackie arrived here and at once ordered the cattle to be returned to the farms from which they came. Since then the embargo against the removal of cattle from one district to another has been raised. —♦Mr. Johnzie Meyers, who was among those injured in the accident at Easton’s Hall, Ellicott City, December 27th, died at his home at Gray’s, on Sunday last, aged 80 years. Mr. Meyers was just recovering from a stroke of paralysis and was attracted to the hall to listen to the bearing of the negro charged with assault ing Farmer Hill, when the floor gave way and threw a mass of people to the story below. Mr. Martin Roddy, who suffered a broken kneecap in the same accident, died of pneumonia at tbe Maryland University Hospital on Wed nesday, aged 70 years. Old Man Met Accidental Death.—An thony Rose, aged about 75 years, an inmate of the alms house, near Texas, for many years, fell down the elevator shaft on last Sunday night and died twenty minutes later, having broken his neck and arms. Part of one of his arms had been amputated many years ago. Mr.Jobn R. Chilcoat, superintendent, heard the fall and at once went to the dying man. It was seen that the door of the elevator on the third floor was open, but why Rose opened it is not known. Rose lost part of one of his arms while gun ning, and became an ex pert after ward in mak ing gun stocks and woodenware. For a time he was gardener at Hayfields Farm. He was a German and bad no relatives here as far as is known. Of late years he sold papers and be came well known about the village of Texas. The Gold Case at Last Disposed Of.— The famous gold find case was dismissed by an order filed in the Circuit Court on Wednesday by Mr. Elmer J. Cook, attorney for Charles B. Royston and others, administrators of the estate of Joseph Hare, against John L. Calp and others. This was the case in which $4,500 in gold was found buried in a jar under a stump in the 6th district of Baltimore county. It was asserted that the money belonged to the late Joseph Hare and his administrators sought to obtain possession of it. John L. Calp, the finder, disputed the claim and Mr. Elmer J. Cook was appointed receiver of the fund pend ing a settlement. It was understood that a division was made of the money, the adminis trators receiving $1,200 and paying all costs. The balance was retained by Calp. The settle ment was made in the office of Attorney Thomas J. Mason, who represented Mr. Calp. Monkton. N. C. R. B.—lt is to be hoped that some of our public spirited men in this i district will follow the example of the voters I in our sister district and agitate the good roads : movement, as our roads could easily have more attention without disturbing the political di ! gestion of the residents of this community. In the summer we contend with loose stones, depressions and sudden rises in the bed of our roads, and in winter either mud to tbe hub or frozen ruts, and yet we are patient taxpayers and hope for better things in tbe future. Miss Martha Batchelor, of Baltimore, and Messrs. Rollins and Fred. Ketchum, of Mystic, Conn., were guests over Saturday aud Sunday last of Miss Batchelor’s sister, Miss Emma Batchelor, of Monkton. Mrs. Wm. L. Batchelor has been a recent guest at the home of her sister, Mrs. Lucas, of Northwest Baltimore. Miss Josie Bishop, of Baltimore, is visiting heraont.Mre. Thomas Kauffman, of Monkton. Mr. William Elliott, of White Hall, with bis daughter, Mrs. S. Elmer Miller, of My Lady’s Manor, are guests of Rev. and Mrs. Lynn Bowman, of Philadelphia. Mrs. Bow man was formerly Miss Cora Ridgely and was a frequent visitor at White Hall, where she was much admired for her charm of manner. Miss Carrie Kelly, of Havre de-Grace, who was one of the attendants at the Curry-Patter son nuptials, is a guest of Mrs. Wm D. Curry at this time. Mrs. Henry C. Hutchins, who has been so ill with pneumonia, is slightly improved. Mr. and Mrs. James T. Treadway and chil dren are confined to their home, under the care of Dr. J. T. Payne, with heavy colds or grip. Mrs. Treadway’s mother and sister, Mrs. and Miss Parlett, of Bunnybrook, are visiting her. Mr. W. L. Hoffman, of Evna, who has served this section of country with fresh meats during tbe spring, summer and autumn for the past fifteeu years, will discontinue the route next summer, much to the regret of his many patrons. The Social Club met on Thursday evening of last week, on account of the wedding Wed nesday evening. Music was rendered by Mrs. J. Myers Pearce, Misses Miller and Allison and Wilbur Richardson. The "Chronicle,” edited by Mrs. O. M. Hutchins, was bright and in teresting. Dr. Francis Sparks gave an instruc tive talk on the local history of the Manor, going back to the early colonial days both in church and state history. On Tuesday evening of this week the Ladies’ Aid Society of Monkton M. E. Church held a social at the residence of Mrs. Harry 3. Alder, at Corbett. A business meeting was held and a report was rendered of the things bought for the parsonage, such as rugs, diningroom car pet and repairing stoves, all being paid for. After which recitations, solos and duets were enjoyed by those present. Little Martha Per egoy recited “Grandpa’s Specks” in a delight ful manner. Selections were read by Mrs. W. Royston Matthews, Rev. Wm. D. Beall and Mr. W. Royston Matthews. Miss M. Claudia Rutledge was appointed collector for thesocial at Corbett, and Miss Emma Batchelor at Monk ton. Mrs. Alder served a collation of fruit, nuts, cake and coffee which was much enjoyed by nearly forty guests. Monkton W. 0. T. U. held its monthly meet ing at the residence of Mrs. Thomas Kauffman, president, on Wednesday afternoon of this Mr. and Mrs. Wm.'T. Bosley entertained on Monday eveningat supper the following guests: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Miller, Mrs. Carrie Pearce, Messrs. Warner and Charles Pearce, J. Myers Pearce and Edgar Hutchins. Mr. Chas. M. Howard joined tbe other guests after sup per and enjoyed cards until a late hour. Miss Sallie Cuddy, sister of the late Dr. J. W. C. Cuddy, of Baltimore, and daughter of the late Justice John P. Cuddy, of the 10th district, died at the home of her nephew, Mr. Chas. E. Cuddy, near Wesley Chapel. _ She was paralyzed about a year ago and bad since been confined to her bed. H. Jacksonville and Sunnybrook, 10th Dis trict.—Mrs. Samuel Porter, whose illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George W. Francis, near Baldwin, was mentioned in this correspondence last week, remains about the same. All of her sons—some of whom live at a distance—spent last Sunday with her. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. John G. Patterson, who were married at St. James' Church last week, wish them a prosperous and happy life. They will make their home with Mrs. Patterson’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wil liam D. Curry, as she is their only child and they desire her to remain at home. Mrs. Robert Hall, of Fork, gave a dinner to a number of relatives and friends on Friday of last week, at her pretty home, "Rose Heights.” A very pleasant time was had. Rev. Mr. Mclntosh preached Sunday morn ing at Chestnut Grove Presbyterian Church and in the evening Miss Eleanor Green con ducted tbe Christian Endeavor services. The Sunday school connected with this church is well attended, although tbe roads and the weather have not been very favorable. The studies in the Bible class are of great interest and instructive. The Ladies’ Aid Society of Chestnut Grove Church met on Tuesday at the home of Mrs. H. W. Knoebel. After the regular business was attended to a sumptuous dinner, prepared by the hostess, was greatly enjoyed. These faithful ladies perform a good work in looking after the needed improvements to the church property. The children in our public schools have all resumed their studies after tbe bolidajs, and owing to the excellent health in this commu nity the attendance is good. The indications for colder weather is wel comed by our farmers and others who are anxiously awaiting an opportunity to secure a supply of ice. Miss Helen Owens, of Sunnybrook, is visit ing her brother, Dr. Charles Owens, of Cumber land, Md. Mr. John Price, a farmer of this neighbor hood, slaughtered a lot of hogs on Monday last, the largest of which weighed 600 pounds. Tbe combined weight of them was 2,000 pounds. They were as fine a lot of porkers as one could wish to look at. M. BayvlUe, oth District.—At a recent meet ing of Rayville Lodge, No. 131, Knights of Pythias, the following officers were elected for the ensuing term : Chancellor Commander, J. Nelson Taylor; Vice Chancellor, John L. Krebs; Prelate, Robert D. Davis ; Master of Work, William Bell; Master of Finance, Jno. E. Stiffler; Master of Exchequer, William Baker ; Keeper of Records aud Seal, D. Harry Wilson; Master-at-Arms, C. Cleveland Taylor ; Trustee, Philip S. Cross; Representative to Grand Lodge, P. A. Stiffler; Janitor, R. D. Davis. Mr. Benjamin W. Cross, chief salesman of the West Virginia Lumber Company, of Pitts burg, Pa., spent a few hours at Parkton and Rayville on Sunday last on his way to Hinton and other towns in West Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. George A. Galloway, who were visiting Mr. George L. Gilbert at Parkton for several days, have returned to their home at Rayville. Mr. John T. Bull, who had been sick with typhoid fever for several months, is able to be out again. We seem to be living in a period when the principal thought in the minds of a vast ma jority of people is money. It is the principal subject we hear discussed through the week, and when we go to church on Sunday the re ligious service occupies about half the time and soliciting money the other half. When we go into Bunday school we see a banner fastened to a seat in one of the classes with the inscription on it "Banner Class,” and it might be supposed that that class excelled in acquiring a knowl edge of the Scriptures, but if you ask you will be told that it contributes more money than any other class. It reminds one of the story of two men out on the water in an open boat, with a storm fast approaching, and they were fearful of being drowned, one asked the other if he could pray. He said be could not. He then asked if he could sing and received a negative answer, and as the one who asked the question could neither pray nor sing, and thought it necessary to have some kind of religious service, said : “Well, we’ll take up a collection anyhow.” Observer. Pleasant Hill, 6th District.—We are now experiencing what might be called the "tail end” of the Western blizzard. Mr. R. N. Trabert, who I stated in my last week’s letter had his left band badly man fled by a jointing machine, is still at the City lospital. The surgeon in charge thinks he can save his index finger and thumb. It is ex pected that his condition will improve suffi ciently for him to be brought home in a few days. The wife of Mr. Frank Measley, near Free land, died on Tuesday. She had been a sufferer for some time from a tumor. The funeral took place at Middletown on Thursday morniDg. She was 54 years of age. Rev. C. E. Henderson preached at Gunpow der Baptist Church last Sunday morning. Rev. S. R. Ludwig, of Rayville Circuit of the U. B. Church, is holding a series of rivival ser vices at Salem, near Beckleysville. Already over 40 persons have professed conversion at that place. Next Sunday morning he will preach a special sermon at Cedar Grove, at the conclusion of which he will conduct com munion services. Misses Nellie E. and Blanche V. Kidd, of Rayville, spent last Sunday with their aunt, Miss Mamie E. Kidd, of this village. Cattle inspectors are looking for any diseased animals in this section. We have not, as yet, heard that they have had any success along this line. It is hoped that all trouble of that kind has entirely disappeared. B. Cowenton, 11th District.—The Aid Society of Cowenton M. E. Church met at the home of Miss Mildred Gambrill, last Thursday evening. Despite the inclement weather there was a good attendance and a very pleasant evening was spent. The next meeting will be held at the home of the president, Mrs. William Smith. Rev. J. R. Pardew, senior pastor, will preach at the above church next Sunday night and on Monday night, January 18th, Rev. T. E. Peters, of Waverly, will lecture there. Mr. Peters is a very interesting speaker and all who can should take advantage of the opportunity of hearing him. Admission 15 cents. Mrs. Rachel A. Canoles, of Baltimore, spent last Sunday and Monday with her daughter, Mrs. Clara Brian. Master Owen Meredith, who has been very ill with pneumonia, is improving. The Ladies’ Aid Society of Camp Chapel met last Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. R. W. Norris. U. White Hall, N. C. B. B.—Mr. H. J. Patter son, director of the Maryland Agricultural Experimental Station, will address the White Hall Farmers’ Club and Improvement Asso ciation on Saturday night, January 30th. His talk will be on "Boils and Fertilizers. This subject is one which interests all farmers and the club extends an invitation to that class to be present on this occasion and hear facta that : should be of benefit to them. At a meeting of the White Hall Aid Society, held last Thursday evening at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas' C. Baldwin, it was decided to hold an oyster snpper on Friday and Satur day evenings, February sth and 6th. A com mittee of ladies, with Miss Clara Burns as chair man, was appointed. Ex-County Commissioner and Mrs. James N. Frederick, of Parkton, entertained a num ber of friends at a dinner on Thursday of last Mr. and Mrs. William E. Norris entertained a few friends at their home last Saturday evening. , . , The annual congregational meeting of the White Hall Presbyterian Church was held last Monday morning, the pastor, Rev. S. M. Engle, presiding. The reports from the various treas urers were received, showing the finances of the church to be in good condition The following were elected trustees for the ensuing year: Messrs. John H. Beitz, John F. Wiley, R. H. Wiley, Charles H. Wise, W. Evans Anderson, Samuel J. Jones, Henry P. Burns, Bamuel W. Black and H. M. Foster. Tbe trustees organ ized by electing the following officers: Presi dent, John F. Wiley ; treasurer, H. M. Foster; secretary, W. Evans Anderson. On account of the increase in business at White Hall, N. C. R. R., requiring two assist ants to the agent, Mr. John H. Seitz, theoffice has been enlarged to double its original size in order to afford the necessary working room. The increase in business at this point has been rapid. Only a few years ago the work of the office was done by one person. While Mr. Charles Garrett, a well known farmer of this place, was feeding his cattle in the barnyard on Thursday he was attacked by a large bull. A colored man went to his rescue and pulled him over a fence, but not until Mr. Garrett's thigh had been broken and he had re ceived several bad bruises and cuts about the bead and face. Mr. Samuel Turner, of Black Horse, 40years of age, died at his home on Wednesday of a complication of diseases. He is survived by a widow. The Epworth League of West Liberty Meth odist Episcopal Church will hold an oyster supper in the Junior Order Hall at Trump, on Friday and Saturday evenings of this week. W. Canton, 12th District.—Mrs. Geo. Hodges, of Elliott street, Canton, is seriously ill with pneumonia. She only lately returned to her home from a hospital where she bad an opera tion performed for appendicitis. She is slight ly better at this time. Mr. George Lidard, who lately submitted to an operation for appendicitis at St. Agnes Hos pital, had sufficiently recovered to be brought to bis home on Wednesday last and is doing well. About two months ago Mr. Lidard re moved his family from Dillon street to High land avenue, where he is conducting a large grocery store. He also conducts a lunch room at the terminus of the trolley line at Clinton street and Fifth avenue. Miss Sallie Chisholm, who had been serious ly ill at tbe home of her brother, Mr. Thomas Chisholm, on Foster avenue, is much better and able to leave her room. Rev. John R. Edwards, of Catonsville, preached at Canton Street M. E. Church last Sunday night, and Rev. J. L. Walsh preached for him at Catonsville. Mrs. Walsh, who is stay ing there with her sister, is still very ill and is growing weaker day by day. It is thought she cannot possibly survive much longer. It is quite a task for Rev. Mr. Walsh to come from Catonsville to attend to his pastoral duties here, but he bears up cheerfully under the strain. Tbe Ladies’ Aid Society of Canton Street M. E. Church held its last meeting at the home of Mrs. Tessie Penn, 918 Canton street, with a good attendance. After disposing of the usual business there was vocal and instrumental music and recitations and ice-cream and cake were sold. A neat sum was cleared on this en terprise. Olympia is the name of the new moving pic ture theatre that has just been completed here. The first show was given last Saturday night and it is said to have been in all respects suc cessful. The place was not large enough to hold the crowd. It has an attractive entrance and the brilliancy of the 250 electric lights is dazzling. I. Parkvllle, Harford Road.—There is a good deal of sickness in this neighborhood at pres ent, owing to the extreme changes of the weather. Miss Minnie Miller is suffering from an at tack of rheumatism. Mrs. Dorothy Biltz, one of our oldest resi dents, who has been very ill, is improving. Mrs. Wm. Hoerner, who is suffering with erysipelas, is improving under the care of Dr. L. I. Whiteford. Mr. Henry Rader is also indisposed at this time. St. John’s Lutheran Church will have, under the auspices of the Endeavor Society, an Eng lish evening service every second and fourth Sunday of the month. These will be preceded by a song service and the sermon will be on the topic selected for the evening by the "En deavor World." The first Endeavor service will be held January 24th, beginning at 7.15. Every fourth Wednesday the Endeavor Society will hold a social and an interesting program will be carried out. A business meeting will also be held in connection with tbe social. The first one of these will be held January 27th, in tbe church ball. Mr. and Mrs. William G. Willinghan enter tained a number of young people on Tuesday evening, in honor of the 14th birthday of their son, Joseph. A very pleasant time was had. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. James Willinghan, Misses Estella Gettier, Helen Knorr, Dora Miller, Elsie Gettier, Ida Knorr and Messrs. Charles Wilson, James Schaeffer, Robert Gettier, John Miller, George Class, Elmer Willinghan, Benjamin Wilson and Clarence Wilson. T. Orangeville, Phlla. Road.—The Orange ville Improvement Association met on Mon day evening at the home of the vice-president, Mr. John C. Guy, and after a time of lethergy transacted lots of business. The subject of im- E roving the sidewalks was discussed as to the est and cheapest means. The secretary was instructed to communicate with the Consolidated Gas and Electric Com pany to ascertain when it intends having mains laid to this village, which has been prom ised for two years. A committee from the Assistant Teachers’ Association of Baltimore county, headed by Miss Logue, the president, was introduced and stated the object of their association, which is to increase the assistant teachers’ salaries in the county. Their appeal was very favorably re ceived and the association passed resolutions indorsing the scale of salaries as presented by the committee, even if it added 10 cents to their taxes; also signed a petition to the County Commissioners and School Commissioners to th&t) effect. The ladies of the M. E. Church will give a supper in the church, on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, January 22d and 23d. Tickets 15 cts. besides tbe usual accessories for sale. B. Dulany’s Valley, 10th District.—Col. D. M. Matthews, of Baltimore, formerly of this vallev, paid a visit this week to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mann, of Windsor Heights. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Patterson, of this neigh borhood, attended the wedding of his nephew, Mr. John G. Patterson and Miss Curry, which took place at St. James’ P. E. Church, My Lady’s Manor, on the evening of the 6th inst. Miss Emma Welslager, of Windsor Heights Farm, has been spending a few days in Balti more. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mullen and children have returned from a visit to friends in Balti more. , Rev. T. E. Peters, pastor of Waverly M. E. Church, who will lecture in Providence M. E. Church, northeast of Towson, on Monday even ing, February Ist, is widely known in Balti more and Harford counties and has delivered many lectures for worthy objects. He is a most interesting talker and an ever welcome visitor. Mrs. Samuel Woodward, of Towson, is visit ing her parents at Jacksonville. E. Gardenvtlle, 14th District.—Miss Mary Evans, who had been sick at her home on Hamilton avenue, is completely recovered. Mrs. J. H. Raspe is seriously ill at her home on Hamilton avenue. Rev. Arthur E. Owens conducted a very in teresting meeting last Sunday night of the Ep worth League of Andrew Chapel M. E.Cburch South. Mrs. Thomas C. Biddison gave a dinner to a number of her grandchildren on Tuesday. A party of young people of this place went skating last week on the Clifton Park ice pond. The ice was fine and all went merrily as a mar riage bell until one of the young ladies slipped. The fine ice—fine in more ways than one—gave way and the entire party was precipitated head long into two feet of icy water. They got tbe "cold shoulder” that time sure. B. Long Green, 11th District.—Long Green Council,Jr. O. U. A. M.,has organized a lyceum that meets in the new hall here every Thurs day evening at 8 o’clock. It is expected that it will furnish pleasant entertainment for tbe people and everybody is invited to attend. Mrs. John E. Slade, of this place, has been called to Cumberland, Md., to tbe bedside of her mother, Mrs. Reiley, widow of Rev. A. R. Reiley, who is sick at this time. Miss Myrtle Bowers, of this village, is visit ing Misses Marieand Bessießwift, of Baltimore. Miss Sallie Barnhart and Miss Ida Mumma and brother, have given up their home at Wheel, Harford county, and returned here, having taken rooms with Miss Mary Carter. Mr. John E. Slade had charge of the Ep worth League meeting at Wilson's Church last Sunday evening. 8. Circuit Court. —Clarence Firestone vs. Philip Winecke, non pros. Elliott-Fisher Company vs. Mount Wash ington Electric Light and Power Company ; verdict for defendant. Rogers vs. Federal Distilling Company; judgment of non pros. William J. Martin vs. George E. Kessler, on trial. Annual Meeting of the Harford Fire In surance Company.—The Harford Mutual Insurance Company held its annual meeting on Monday, January 4th. and heard some good news in the form of reports showing a prosper ous year and that the company is in better con dition than ever before with the bsndsome re serve fund of $57,752.35 and total resources of $68,913.98, of which sum $61,798.97 is drawing interest as follows: $22,000 Harford County Court House Bonds; $3,746.82 Savings Depart ment Second National Bank, Belair; $5,000 Certificate of Deposit, Second National Bank, Belair; $5,000 Harford County Certificate of Indebtedness; $26,052.15 Deposits Harford and Second National Banks. The fire losses for the year amounted to $24,- 151.80. There are now in force 6,490 policies on which the total risk is $10,500,434 50, a net in crease of 284 policies and $308,416.16 in risks over the preceding year. Mr. Thomas H. Robinson, chairman of the committee named at the December meeting to examine into and report on the condition of the company, made his report, accompanied by the report of Mr. John 8. Holt, the expert accountant, showing the financial condition of the company. The company issued during the year 1,286 policies, the risk on which, includingadditions to annual policies, was $2,282,015 and the pre miums amounted to $325,682 77. The report concludes with the statement that “the con dition of the company, as set forth in the re port of the treasurer, is exceedingly gratifying m every respect.” An amendment was adopted to the existing by-laws to supercede by-law 5, concerning com missions on all premiums for new insurance, and S2OO additional was allowed the inspector for maintaining a horse and wagon for bis busi ness for the company. The following resolution, presented by the committee, was unanimously adopted. “ Whereas, one vacancy exists in the board of directors for Baltimore county and one for Harford county, therefore be it resolved that said vacancies shall not be filled at this time, it being the judgment of the directors that as va cancies occur in the existing board they should not be filled until the number of directors, in accordance with law, is reduced to ten.” Mr. Richard Dallam was unanimously re elected president, and the following chosen asa board of directors: J. B. Hanway, Charles B. Silver, George A. Cairnes, Thomas Gorsuch of C., Charles E. Weakley, Robert Caron, James W. Wilson, William Webster, John W. Gal breath, W. O. B. Wright, James Kelley, L. 8. Osborn, W. Beatty Harlan, D. Gilpin Wilson, Edward E. Scott and W. R. Matthews. A meeting of the board of directors was held immediately after the stockholders' meeting and Mr. George R. Cairnes was unanimously elected secretary and treasurer, (it beiDg bis 27th annual election,) and Mr. J. Lawrence McCormick was appointed inspector. The following committees were named : Executive Committee—J. B. Hanway, Geo. A. Cairnes, John W. Galbreath, Charles E. Weakley and Thomas Gorsuch of C. Finance Committee—Richard Dallam, W. Beatty Harlan, Edward E. Bcott and George R. Cairnes. Mr. J. Wesley Henderson was appointed agent for Harford county and Christopher C. Slade for Baltimore county, to fill the vacan cies occasioned by thedeath of Mr. Thomas H. Nelson and the resignation of Dr. W. Millard Stirling. Mr. Charles H. Knox was appointed agent at Lauraville, Baltimore county. The Good Roads Movement Has a Big Boost.—The first gun in the effort of the Farm ers’ Good Roads Organization of Maryland to secure better roads was fired last Saturday after noon at Mount Carmel, sth district, where a big meeting of farmers and others interested in the improvement of the highways was held. Many prominent men of Baltimore city, farm ers living in the vicinity, and from other parts of the State were present. It was a very en thusiastic and harmonious meeting. Every body present seemed bent on one purpose only and tbat was to secure better roaas, which mean to them the saving of many dollars, representing the wear and tear on their vehicles and stock, and a greater convenience in mar keting their farm products. The meeting was called to order at 2.30 o’clock by Mr. D. F. Shamberger, a member of the George’s Creek Farmers’ Club. Mr. Frank Benson presided over the meeting. There has been much speculation by the farmers throughout the State as to what policy would be followed bv the Good Roads Commis sion in selecting roads to be improved out of the $5,000,000 appropriated by the Legislature. Mr. Samuel M. Shoemaker, member of the Good Roads Commission, who was the first speaker, relieved the anxiety of those present by stating that it was the intention of the Com mission to secure the concensus of opinion of the farmers of the State so that the money might be spent to the best advantage. He said he thought the best way to begin the system of good roads was to commence at the city limits of Baltimore and build out, improv ing tbe main thoroughfares as far as the appro priation would allow, and then let the counties improve tbe cross roads. When that had been accomplished, he said, no house would be a mile from a good road. Mr. Shoemaker’s re marks were warmly applauded. Mr. Henry G. Shirley, roads engineer; Mr. John S. Ensor, Mr. William McCallister and Mr. D. F. Shamberger, superintendent of man ual training, also addressed the meeting along the same lines. Tbe following was then adopted : Be it Resolved, That the plan of general road improvemement be adopted. That the State take over the main thoroughfares leading from the city throughout the county and tbat the county build the connecting roads. Be il further Resolved, That the County Com missioners make a resurvey of the roads of the upper end of Baltimore county and such parts as may need a resurvey, and that the best pos sible routes be selected. Be it further Resolved, That this meeting ap point a committee of five to be known as the Permanent Roads Committee of this section, to organize with other committees to be appointed by tbe Farmers’ Organization, and such other committees as may be appointed throughout the State. A committee of five, known as the Mount Carmel Committee, was appointed as follows : Jacob Elliott, chairman; Joseph Armacost, Benjamin Miller, Daniel Wheeler and George Gorsuch. Mr. Samuel A. Brooks was elected secretary. The committee appointed will co operate with other committees of the Farmers’ Organization, which will be used as a big stick to secure the improvement of the roads through out the State. Another meeting will be held at Butler on Saturday afternoon, January 16tb. Pay of County Teachers.—Under this cap tion the Baltimore American says editorially : “Baltimore county has an opportunity to place itself right with respect to the pay tbat it gives the faithful mentors of its youth. There is no subject in regard to which a community can less afford to be parsimonious than in its ex penditures for the training of the young. Yet tbe situation does not coincide with the theory. Baltimore county may not pay its teachers less than some other places do, but Baltimore coun ty is wealthy. It should be generous in pro portion. Tbe teachers whosuffer tbe infliction of miserly salaries for work that continues long after school hours; work of the most exacting nature and requiring peculiar qualities of de votion, are, however, not subjects for generos ity, but justice. “For the credit of Baltimore county it would hardly do to state tbe compensation paid to its teachers; the pay is, however, inadequate in comparison with what tbe same grade of abil ity snould command. It is not strange there fore that other avocations are attracting teach ers, thus leaving the most important line of service that young men and young women can render to poorly-equipped persons. It is not necessary to make out Baltimore county to be especially derelict in order to draw the conclu sion that the movement for increase of pay in that county is thoroughly justified. The coun ty suffers by constrast with Baltimore city, where teachers are paid salaries more nearly adequate to the services rendered. Surely it is high time that the countians determined to wipe out the blot from their escutcheon and give proper recognition to high grade and cheerfully rendered work.” Program of the Farmers’ Institutes.— The Baltimore County Farmers’ Institute will meet in the Court House, at Towson, Tuesday, January 26th, when two sessions will be held. At 10 A. m., Mr. William L. Amoss, conductor, will make the announcements, to be followed by addresses by Mr. Cary W. Montgomery, on "Commercial fruit growing with us," aud by Mr. Joseph E. Wing, on “Alfalfa culture.” At the afternoon session the speakers will be Mr. Cary W. Montgomery, on "Leaks on the farm;” Dr. Leonard Pearson, Btate Veteri narian of Pennsylvania, on “Latest develop ments in bovine vaccination as a prevention of tuberculosis;” Mr. Joseph E. Wing, on “Lessons from the Old World,” aud by the patrons on “Resume of the subjects treated.” THE RAILROAD INSTITUTES. Director Amoss has issued tbe schedule of dates, etc., for the railroad institutes, as follows: Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad—Feb ruary I—2, Long Green ; 3—4, Baldwin ; 5—6, Forest Hill; B—9. Pylesville; 10-11, High land ; 12—13. Fallston. Western Maryland Railroad—February 15— 16, Westminster; 17—18, Thurmont; 19—20, Union Bridge; 22—23, Hancock; 24—25, Ha gerstown ; K— 27, Smithsburg. Being Hurt In the Streets.—The Baltimore Star says : “Vehicles injured 1,053 persons in Baltimore’s streets last year and killed 27 of them. The deaths were therefore about 2i per cent, of the whole number of persons hurt, and a man's chances of losing his life in such a mis hap are about 25 in a thousand. It is a grievous turn of fortune at best for one to be struck and maimed in the streets for a week, say, or some times for life; but it is a consolation worth while to know that the risk of the like is so slight. ... , , "Street cars caused the injunes of no less than 732 persons, and of these killed 23. Thus a little more than 3 per cent, of street car acci dents are fatal and a person’s chances of meet ing death in one are a fraction less than 33 m a thousand. Automobiles killed four out of 53 hurt by them and have a fatal per centage of seven and a half. A man injured by an auto mobile has 75 chances in a thousand of dying and therefore runs more than twice the risk of death that he would in a street car accident. An automobile is proved by the city’s police figures for 1908 to be, roughly, two and a third times as deadly as a street car.” National Banks Elect Officers.—All the national banks elected oflScers for the ensuing year on Tuesday, January 12tb. Those of Bal timore county are as follows: TOWSON NATIONAL BANK. President—John Crowther. Vice-President—Duane H. Rice. Cashier—W. Clarence Craumer. Book-keeper—William C. Kenney. Clerk—John T. Price. Directors—John Crowther, Lewis M. Bacon, Walter 8. Franklin. J. Fred. C. Talbott, Duane H. Rice, Marshall Winchester, Wilton Green way, Emanuel W. Herman and E C. Hatch. COCKEYSVILLE NATIONAL BANK. President—Joshua F. Cockey, Sr. Vice President—Hibbard E. Bartleson. Cashier—William H. Buck, Jr. Assistant Cashier—Alexander D. Brooks. Clerk—G. Milton Brooks. Counsel—Robert H. Bussey. Directors—Joshua F. Cockey, Sr., Joshua F. Cockey, Jr.. H. E. Bartleson, A.Elzey Waters, Robert H. Bussey, E. Gittings Merryman and William H. Wight. SECOND NATIONAL BANK OF TOWSON. President—Thomas W. Offutt. First Vice-President—Elmer J. Cook. Second Vice-President—Harrison Rider. Cashier—Thomas J. Meads. Book-keeper—George Hoff. Clerk—Joseph B. Galloway. Directors—Thomas W.Offutt, Elmer J. Cook, Harrison Rider, W. Bernard Duke. John I. Yellott, William A. Lee, Charles H. Knox, W. Gill Smith, Henry C. Longnecker, Z. Howard Isaac, Noab E. Offutt and John V. Slade. PIKESVILLE NATIONAL BANK. President—Paul A. Seeger. Vice-President—Harry M. Benzinger. Cashier—Charles K. Hann. Counsel—Randolph Barton, Jr. Directors—P. A. Seegar, John Waters, Al bert T. Myer, George E. Lynch, T. J. Foley, H. M. Benzinger, Robert Corbett, H. G. Lutt gerding, Sam’l M. Shoemaker, Albert Weber, Randolph Barton, Jr. and E. P. Brundige. CATONSVILLE NATIONAL BANK. President—Victor G. Bloede. Vice-Presidents —John F. Sippel and Jacob Hann, Jr. Cashier—Arthur C. Montell. Attorney—Edwin J. Farber. Directors—Daniel A. Leonard, Edwin J. Far ber, William Bowly Wilson, Lewis W. Freund’ Jacob Hann, Jr., Arthur C. Montell, Leonard A. Poeblman, George J. Hafer, John F. Sippel, Victor G. Bloede and John R. Bland. CANTON NATIONAL BANK. President—Fred. A. Dolfield. Vice-President—C. R. Kendig. Cashier—M. R. Bramble. Directors—James D. Hughes, H. J. McGrath, Alex. A. Sanner. Adam Denhard, C. R. Ken dig, E. J. Codd, John Hubert, William Pen rose, Benjamin H. Leach andThos. McCosker. Work of the Orphans’ Court —The will of Capt. Emanuel Herman, late of Lutherville, was admitted to probate on Tuesday. He be queaths bis farm at Timonium and 10 shares of stock of the Towson National Bank to his son, Emanuel W. Herman. He bequeaths SIO,OOO to bis daughter, Mrs. Margaret K. M. Steven son, aDd $6,000 to his daughter, Mrs. Grace Wier. Tbe residue of the estate is divided equally among the testator’s three children. The will provides that the portion of Mrs. Ste venson shall be held in trust for her. Mr. Emanuel W. Herman is named as executor and trustee under the will. Mrs. Wier died several days after her father and her portion of the estate will go to her two children. Letters testamentary od her estate were also granted to Mr. Emanuel W. Herman. A second will of Mrs. Annie Rider was filed the same day. Bhe bequeaths her estate to her sister, Margaret Chambers, who is named as executrix, and is requested to take the advice of Dr. John Barron. A previous will of Mrs. Rider bad been admitted to probate, which was practically the same except as regards the pro vision referring to Dr. Barron’s advice. De ceased was the widow of Abram Rider. Tbs will of Lena Bach was filed for probate on Wednesday. She gives to her sister, Kath erine Elizabeth Ricker, SI,OOO and to her two brothers, Louis Henry Job and Adam Joh,ssoo each. Her nieces, Lena Krieg and Minnie Florence Purkey, are to receive SSOO each and another niece, Lula Frederick, SI,OOO. The residue of her property is to be equally divided among her nieces and nephews. Her brother, Louis Henry Job, is named executor without bond. By the will of Mrs. Mary Anna Schick, of Higblandtown, which was admitted to probate on Wednesday, her property on Eastern ave nue is given to her daughter, Barbara Cullison, and the residue of her property toherhusband, John Schick. Her daughter is named execu trix without bond. Meeting of the School Board.—Tbe School Board held a meeting at Towson on Wednesday, with the president, Mr. Thomas B. Todd, in the chair, and Mr. A. 8. Cook, secre tary. Mr. Arthur C. Montell, representing the resi dents of Catonsville, presented to tbe Board an agreement to pay SIO,OOO in land and cash to tbe Board provided it would erect a school building costing approximately $40,000. The proposition was accepted. Mr. Charles Jones, of Wilhelm Park, offered the Board a lot 96 by 125 feet for the erection of a primary school in that place. A petition was received asking for a new school building near Park Heights and Belvi dere avenues. A petition was received, signed by more than 60 patrons of the Mount Washington school, asking for a 30-minute noon recess, which will be considered. The Board accepted with thanks an organ from tbe patrons and teachers of the Randalls town school. The Board decided to hold to the policy of not granting one session on rainy or stormy *fhe erection of a fire escape at Towson High School was referred to the building committee, with power to act. The Teachers’ Movement for Better Salaries —The Assistant Teachers’ Associa tion of Baltimore county, the object of which is to try to bring about an increase of the sal aries of assistant teachers’ met at tbe State Normal School last Saturday. The members were addressed by Mr. R. K. Wood, of Spar row’s Point, member of the State Board of Education, Mr. William Levering and others. The speakers were of the opinion that the salaries paid the assistant teachers, which range from $320 to S4BO a year, are too small, and Mr. Levering said tbat be carried in bis pocket all the time one of the copies of the pe tition to be presented to the County Commis sioners within the next few weeks and to which signatures are being obtained favoring an in crease in pay. This be handed to everyone whom be met, he said. Hundreds of signatures have already beeni se cured from members of the several county im provement associations and prominent men. The teachers favor a schedule making tbe minimum salary S4OO and S6OO after six years’ service. Several of the principals in the county have stated, it is said, that if any raises are to be made tbe assistants should be the first to benefit. A Prosperous and Well Managed Com pany.—The Belair Times of last week said: “The Harford Mutual Insurance Company held its annual meeting on Monday and the splendid condition of its affairs is a matter of much satisfaction to tbe members and reflects high credit upon the officers and directors. Not many years ago the company faced a seri ous situation and almost yearly taxed its inge nuity to avoid assessments to meet its losses. With tbe adoption of modern methods and by wise and efficient management the company has accumulated a handsome surplus and wound up the past fiscal year with resources of over $68,000, placing it in the front rank of Maryland Mutual Insurance Companies and giving at the same time insurance at low cost. Claims have been paid promptly and without litigation. The strong position of the company is a matter of great importance lo tbe county and there is every reason to believe that it will continue to grow stronger year by year.” Birthday Celebration.—Miss Mae Mum ma, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Mumma, entertained a few of her friend at her home at Rockland, Falls road, in honor of her 10th birthday, Tuesday, January 12th, from 2 to 5 o’clock. The time was spent in playing games and later refreshments were served. She received many useful presents and a large collection of post cards. Among those present were Mrs. Eli Chenoweth, Mrs. Jocob Gill. Mrs. Mumford Dougherty, Mrs. Alfred Mumma. Mrs. Harry Lee, Misses Elsie Chenoweth, Mildred Gill, Carvilla Bryan, Rosa Hite, Madaline Smith, Ethel Fisher, Mary and Lula Ruff, Florence and Edna Merryman, Alice Wyman, Margereteßeipp, Grace Dough erty, Emma Smith, Helen Hook, Ellen Hook, Bessie and Lucy Pearce, Leroy Smith, Harry Auginbaugh and Morris Gill. Improvement Association Elects Offi cers.—At the annual meeting of the Govans town Improvement and Protective Association, held Friaay night, Bth inst., at Golden Eagle Hall, the following officers were elected ; Pres ident—Charles Herzog; vice-president—Dr. George H. Hocking; treasurer—William S. Norris; secretary—Robert Hockaday. The committee on fire service reported that arrangements have been perfected for a town meeting to be held February 12th, at Golden Eagle Hall, for the organization of a volunteer fire company. The association also approved and recom mended the increase of teachers’ salaries as ad vocated by the Assistant School Teachers’ As sociation of Baltimore county. Warren Mill Employes Make an Agree ment.—lt was announced on Wednesday that the employes of the Warren Manufacturing Company in Baltimore county had signed an agreement to continue their services for two years, and that at the end of that time they would receive an additional compensation of 121 per cent, on the wages paid them for the two-year period. The agreement, which was prepared by the officers of the company, is to date from the time of the company’s lease with the Water Board at the rate of $50,000 a year. It guarantees that the mill will be in operation for that length of time. There are about 225 employes on the company’s roll at Warren. Personal Mention. — —Mr. George W. Seipp, of Towson, has been elected second vice-president of the Grand Army Club of Maryland. —Dr. W. Millard Stirling, for some years a director of tbe Harford County Mutual Fire In surance ComDany, has resigned. —Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Carrington, of Lorelev, Baltimore county, are now at St. An gustine, Florida,and will latergofurtherSouth. —Miss Margaret L. Lee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Lee, of Towson, is now a student at the Mary Baldwin Seminary, Staun ton, Va. —Mr. Louis P. Hennighausen, of Towson, a well known member of the bar, bas been re elected president of the German Club of Maryland. —Dr. William Whitridge, who owns a farm near Ashland, Baltimore county, has been elected a director of the Colonial Trust Com panv of Baltimore city. —Mr. John D. C. Duncan, an aged citizen of the Bth district who bad been sick at the home of his son, Dr. E. M. Duncan, in Govanstown, bas recovered his usual health. —Mr. and Mrs. John J. Nelligan have closed their beautiful home at Towson and taken apartments at the St. James Hotel, Baltimore, for the remainder of the winter. —Dr. and Mrs. B. R. Benson, of Marble Hill, near Cockeysville, who were born on the same day of the same year, celebrated their joint birthday on the 6th instant. —Mr. Jacob L. Fowble, the well known contractor and builder, who was very sick for several weeks at his home at Timonium with typhoid pneumonia, has recovered. —A family reunion was held last Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Austin Keen, Jr., in Patapsco Neck. Mrs. Keen is a niece of County Commissioner Henry P. Mann. —Messrs. James Kelley, James P. Offutt, William A. Lee and William E. Klohr, all of Towson, left on Tuesday afternoon for Glouces ter Point, Va., on a bunting expedition. —Mr. John Crowther, president of the Tow son National Bank, has been confined to his home in Lutherville several days this week, suffering.with an attack of sciatic rheumatism. -Ex-County Commissioner George W. Yej lott, who was confined to his home in Balti more about tbree weeks with an attack of neuritis, was able to come to Towson on Tuesday. —Mr. W. Bernard Duke, of Sherwood, was on Tuesday re elected a director of the Third National Bank of Baltimore. On the same day he was also re-elected a director of tbe Second National Bank of Towson. —Rev. J. Wynne Jones, of Highlandtown ; Rev. Percy F. Hall, of Catonsville, and Mr. Thomas J. Hunter, of Towson, have been elected members of the board of managers of the Maryland Sunday School Association. —Mrs. Helen Jenkins Lilly, of 604 St. Paul street, formerly of Long Green Valley, an nouncea the engagement of her daughter, Miss Margaret Jenkins Lilly, to Mr. Horace Arrell Browne, son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Bowyer Browne. —Rev. Dr. J. Houston Eccleston on Sunday last celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of his rectorship of Emmanuel Protestant Epis copal Church, Baltimore. Dr. Eccleston is an uncle of Mr. Samuel M. Shoemaker, of Green Spring Valley. —The Governor on Monday appointed Mr. W. George Marley, of the Towson bar, a mem ber of the commission to revise the game laws of the State, every county having a member each and Baltimore city four. Mr. Marley is a member of the House of Delegates. —Mr. Henry P. Mann, president of the Board of County Commissioners, who had been suffering severely from an attack of rheu matism in the leg, was able to be in his office in Towson on Tuesday. He showed the effects of the ordeal through which he had passed. —The marriage of Miss Marion E. Todd, daughter of former County Commissioner Thomas Todd, of the Bth district, to Mr. A. Edward Stone, of Baltimore, will take place on Thursday, January 28th, at St. Michael and All Angels’ Protestant Episcopal Church, Baltimore. , . —Dr. Joseph R. Owens, treasurer of the Maryland Agricultural College, is very sick and under treatment at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. His wife is a sister of Mr. Charles A. Councilman, a well known Baltimore county farmer and a member of the board of trustees of the Agricultural College. —Mr. George Hartman, a member of the bar and superintendent of the county fire alarm telegraph, entertained his 10th district friends at Hilgartner’s Hall, Sunny brook, on Satur day night last. Judge H. Seymour Piereol, Mr. H. W. Knoebel, Mr. George Treut and Mr. 8. Howard Fox responded to toasts. —Mr. Andrew Andersen, who for manv years held responsible positions with the B. & O. R. R. Company, was quietly married on the 6th instant to Miss Nellie Demmitt, of Lauraville, Baltimore county, and a sister of Mrs. I. H. Krnmm, of that place. The groom is 74 and the bride 35 years his junior. —Mr.Frank E.Gorrell, formerly editor of the Belair sEgis and now a member of the broker age firm of Forwood, Gorrell & Dashiell, will be married on the 26th instant to Miss Ida May Harvev, daughter of Mr. Edward E. Harvey, of Baltimore. Mr. Gorrell has many friends and acquaintances in Baltimore county. —Mr. Asa B. Gardiner, Jr., who has been occupying the house of the extinct Cockeysville Country Club, has rented the snug property of Mr. John W. Hawkins, Jr., on the Oregon pike, nearly opposite the residence of Mr. E. Gittings Merryman. Mr. R. Dunlop Wight, who owns the club house property, will re move there in the spring. —Mr. Henry Amrein, one of the oldest resi dents in that section of the county, is very sick at his home near Sweet Air, suffering from a complication of diseases. He is under the care of Dr. Thomas H. Emory, and a trained nurse has been in attendance. Mr. Amrein, who is 73 years of age, has nine living children—all married except one and forty-two grand children. —Dr. Earl H. Snavely is among those who successfully passed the examination of the State Board of Medical Examiners and will receive license to register as a physician and surgeon in Maryland. He is the youngest son of Mr. Charles G. Bnavely, a well known farmer and canner of the 11th district of this county, and a brother of Prof. Guy E. Snavely, of Meadville, Pa. ... .. —Cards have been received here to the wed ding of Dr. Andrew Aldridge Matthews, son of Col. D. M. Matthews, formerly of Dulany’s Valley, and Miss Eva Davenport Hopkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baker Hop kins, of Seattle, Washington. The ceremony will be performed at the home of the bride, in that city, on Wednesday evening, January 27th, at 8 o’clock. —Major Thomas B. Gatch.who was for many yrars connected with the County Clerk’s office as a general deputy.has resignedand will here after devote his entire attention to his exten sive quarries on the Belair road, where he and his sons get out large quantities of stone. Major Gatch has announced himself a candi date for Clerk of the Circuit Court and will go into the primary contest this year. —Col. Jacob M. Pearce, a well known citizen and retired farmer of My Lady’s Manor, paid his respects and renewed his subscription to The Union on Monday. Time has dealt very kindly with Col. Pearce, although he bas 13 grandchildren, the oldest of which is 18 years of age. He and Mrs. Pearce have been spend ing some days in Baltimore with their only daughter. Mrs. H. Marcus Denison. —Mr. George W. Donaldson, who is a life long resident of Baltimore city, was among the visitors to Towson last Sunday. He had not been here before in more than twenty years and was surprised to note the many changes in that time. Mr. Donaldson did not hesitate to say that he is a stepbrother of John Price, who had the most remarkable criminal record of any man every raised in Baltimore. —A few days ago Mr. M. J. O’Hara, of the County Clerk’s office, received a post card frona Mr. Jefferson D. Norris, a popular member of the Towson bar, who is spending the winter in Italy with his wife, children and two sisters. They are in Northern Italy in a section not affected by the recent earthquakes. Mr. Nor ris is a son of the late Col. William Norris, of the 4th district, and formerly a resident of Towson. . , _ —Mr. W. Harrison Curtis, a retired 10th dis trict farmer who now lives at Overlea, on the Belair road, paid his respects to The Union on Monday. He belongs to a long lived family who were among the original land-owners of My Lady’s Manor. Mr. Curtis is the last sur vivor of the members of tbe House of Dele gates from this county who served in the Leg islature of 1876. he having been elected in 1875 on what was known as the "Potatobng Ticket” Mr. Curtis’ fellow-members at that time were William Whitelock, Dr. J. J. Given, James E. Hooper, Oliver P. Baldwin and Capt. Robert 8. Smith. „ Secret Orders Elect Officers. —Mt. Moriah Lodge, A. F., & A, M., of Towson, has elected the following officers for tbe ensuing term : Worshipful Master. Dr. William L. Smith ; senior warden. John 8. Held; junior warden, Frederick D. Dollenben?, Jr.; secretary, James E. Dunphy; treasurer,William M.lsaac; tyler, William S. Dunphy; senior deacon, T. Scott Offutt; junior deacon, George E. O’Dell; stew ards, John T. Hershner and Edmund G. Prince. Providence Lodge, I. 0.0. F., of Catonsville, has installed the following officers: Noble Grand, William Priester; vice-grand, Turner P. Coe; recording secretary, K. E. Garber; financial secretary, Heine C. Andreae; treas urer, August Schotta; warden, Bradley O. Isaac; conductor, H.C. Kalben ; chaplain, Al bert Smith ; sitting past grand, Peter Olsen ; trustees. Dr. Charles L. Mattfeidt, Peter Olsen, Albert Smith, George L. Ball and Bradley O. Isaac. Purchase of a Country Place.—Attorney- General Isaac Lobe Straus bas bought from Mr. Charles E. Bryan his handsome home near Ruxton. N. C. R. R. The place contains about eight acres, improved by a modern residence, with all conveniences, including stables, hot houses and outbuildings. Tbe location is on a hill at the junction of Green Bpring and Lake Roland roads, with a fine view of the lake and surrounding country. The price is said to have been around $25,000. Band Officers Elected.—At the annual meeting of Burgoyne’s Military Band of Tow son, held on Monday night last, the following were elected officers for the present year: President, Louis C. Wood ; vice-president. C. Frank Bortner ; secretary. Wallace W. Sin clair ; treasurer, Jacob Seidel: sergeant-at arms, Samuel A. Parks; leader, James L. [ Burgoyne ; asssistant leader, y. W. Sinclair. MID-WINTER NUPTIAL EVENTS. Symington—Hambleton.—A very quiet wedding was solemnized at 5 o’clock on Thurs day afternoon, at Grace P. E. Church, Balti more when Miss Arabella Hambleton became the bride of Mr. John F. Symington. The ceremonv was performed by Rev. W. H. H. Powers, rector of Trinity Church, Towson, as sisted by Rev. Dr. Arthur Chilton Powell, rec tor of Grace Church. The bride is the daughter of the late Frank S. Hambleton, the well known banker, and Mrs. Hambleton, and granddaughter of the late T. Edward Hamble ton. The groom is one of the seven sons of Major W. Stuart Symington. The wedding was very quiet, only relatives being present, owing to the mourning of the bride’s family. The decorations were very simple, only palms and ferns being massed about tbe rail of the sanc tuarv. The bride was given away by her broth er, Mr. T. Edward Hambleton. She wore a beautiful gown of white satin made in modified directoire style and richly trimmed with Vene tian lace. She wore a veil of tulle, caught with orange bossoms, and carried lilies of the valley. The bride’s youngest brother, Master John A. Hambleton, and Master Stuart Goode, nephew of the bridegroom, acted as ribbon boys. Lieut. Powers Syimington, U. S. A., brother of the groom, was best man, and Messrs. Donald L. Symington and Charles F. Symington, James G. Bateman, of New York ; Charles El liot, Iradell W. Iglehart, Thomas E. Cottman and T. Rowland Siingluff were the ushers. Lancaste r—Colgan.—Miss Irene Colgan. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Colgan, of Reckord, Baltimore county, was married Thursday, January 7th, to Mr. George F. Lan caster, of Pleasantville, Harford county. The ceremonv took place at St. John’s Catholic Church, Long Green Valley.and was performed by Rev. Joseph B. Hauck. The bride wore a blue traveling suit, with hat and gloves to match. The attendants were Messrs. Lewis Colgan, brother of the bride, and William A. Lancaster, brother of the groom. Mr. and Mrs. Lancaster left after the ceremony forNew York, where they will spend their honeymoon with the groom’s sister, Mrs. William J. Lynch, of Y on kers-on-t he- H udson. Bond — Buschman. —Miss Crescentia Cather ine Busobman, daughter of Mrs. Mary A. Buschman, of Hamilton, was married to Mr. Robert A. Bond on Monday afternoon at tbe rectory of St. Anthony’s Church, Gardenville. Owing to tbe bride’s family being in mourn ing, only the attendants of the contracting par ties were present. Following the ceremony there was a luncheon served at the bride’s home, after which the couple left for a wed ding journey. The bride is a daughter of the late Herman Buschman. Reports from Baltimore County Officers. —From the annual report of State Comptroller Hering for the past year we copy the following figures relating to Baltimore county officers: WILLIAM P. COLE, Clerk of the Circuit Court for Baltimore county, from Dec. 1,1906, to Dec. 1, 1907. PHTIPTPTS From all sources $43,613.59 disbursements. Salary of Clerk $„2 , 299'99 Salaries of Deputy Clerks 37,918.81 Printing and advertising 816.50 Books and stationery 918.17 Incidental expenses 730.8 l Paid for metallic cases, etc 640.02 Amount reserved for unfinished work, as per Chap. 13,1904 6,571.57 Amount paid Btate Treasurer 2,012.71 $42,613.59 Dr. JOHN E. BOLTE, Late Register of Wills for Baltimore county, from Dec. 1,1906, to Feb. 20,1907. RECEIPTS. From all sources $1,509.47 DISBURSEMENTS. Deputy Clerks $ 800.00 Sundry expenses .16.70 Salary of Register to Feb. 1,1907 500.00 Amount paid State Treasurer 192.77 $1,509.47 WILLIAM J. PEACH, Register of Wills for Baltimore county, from March 20,1907. to Nov. 30, 1907. RECEIPTS. From all sources $8,251.05 DISBURSEMENTS. Paid Cora K. Bolte $ 250.00 Sundry expenses 591.61 Retained for index book and seal 150.00 Deputies’salaries 3,875.00 Register’s salary 2,250.00 Paid State Treasurer 1,134.44 $8,251.05 JACOB ELLIOTT, Sheriff of Baltimore county, for tho year ended December 1,1907. RECEIPTS. From all sources $8,751.04 DISBURSEMENTS. Salary of Sheriff • • • • $3,000.00 Salary of Deputies and sundry expenses 4,701.60 Amount paid County Commissioners.... 1,049.44 $8,751.04 Lodge Has Annual Banquet—Highly Valued Jewels.—Towson Lodge,No. 79, I. O. O. F., held its annual banquet on Thursday night, at Hotel Smedley, in commemoration of its 57th anniversary, which occurred last Sun day, January 10th.' A fine menu was served by Mr. George C. Tracey, proprietor of the hotel. Previous to the meeting the officers for the ensuing year were installed by the Grand Mas ter John W. Young, assisted by William W. Varnsy, Deputy Grand Master; William A. Jones, Grand Secretary; Grand Treasurer, J. F. Plummer, and others. Mr. Wm. Bowen of S., the only surviving charter member, was the guest of honor and a bouquet of flowers was sent to Mrs. Bowen by the lodge and one also to Mrs. Wm. H. Ruby, with a letter of thanks for the jewels and rega lia of her late husband, who was a Past Grand Master and Past Grand Representative. These jewels and regalia have been placed in a frame and will adorn the lodge room hereafter. Addresses were made during the evening by the Grand officers and a number of others. The committee in charge was Fred. A. Groom, Henry Will, J. Milton Green, Amos W. Tracey and Andrew S. G. Grason. The names of the newly elected officers have already been published in The Union. A Good Thing for Arlington.—A pay sta tion at Arlington, Baltimore county, for tbe convenience of the patroDS in that vicinity will shortly be installed by the Consolidated Gas, Electric Light and Power Company at the Commercial Bank of Maryland, located at the corner of Main and Belvidere avenues. Re siding in the territory easily accessible to this station are approximately one thousand gas and five hundred electric consumers. The ar rangement provides for the acceptance by the bank of gas bills tendered on or before the last discount day and tbe electric bills on or before tbe date of maturity. The company proposes to extend its pay sta tion system whenever it will prove a conve nience to its patrons and suitable arrangements can be made. Already there are established 16 pay stations located in the suburban districts ana in neighborhood centers throughout tbe city. m Health Officer’s Report.—Dr. J. F. H. Gorsuch, general health officer for the county, on Wednesday submitted to the County Com missioners his report for the month of Decem ber, 1908, in which he says: "The general condition of tbe county since my report for November continues unchanged. Barring af fections incident to the winter season, the health of our people is good.” The report shows that the number of deaths from infectious diseases during the month was 56, typhoid fever being tbecauseof 14ofthese; scarlet fever 11; measles 16 and diphtheria 10. The total number of deaths in tbe county for the month was 135. Fourteen of these were from tuberculosis. 20from pneumonia, 12 from heart disease, 8 from Bright’s disease and 10 from old age. For the New School House Lot.—A deed was left for record at the County Clerk’s office on Wednesday conveying to the School Board the lot of ground recently purchased by a com mittee of citizens of Catonsville as a site for the new Catonsville High School. The lot is situ ated on the south side of Frederick avenue, near Bloomsbury avenue, on which, for more than a century, has stood an old stone black smith shop. The lot is 174xi50 feet and was purchased in July, 1907. by Messrs. V. G. Bloede, Frederick Leuta, G. Herbert Rice, Louis W. FreuDd and Arthur C. Montell. The proposed.school and lot of ground on which it is to be erected will represent an outlay of $40,000. Land Company Incorporated.—The cer tificate of incorporation of the Harewood Suburban Company, of Baltimore county, has been filed for record in the County Clerk’soffice at Towson. The incorporators are J. Hemsley Johnson, Walter G. Olmstead aDd Benjamin F. Cator. The capital stock is $15,000. In ad dition to dealing in real estate the company is authorized to manufacture and sell lumber, to supply pure water, to establish game preserves and acquire fishing rights and to deal in cattle, sheep, horses, poultry, etc. The large tract of land owned by the incorporation was formerly known as Harewood Park and is located on the Gunpowder river. Ashland Church News.—At the regular Friday evening service of Ashland Presbyterian Church last week the pastor. Rev. H. M. Price, gave some beautiful views with the stereopticon on the life of Christ, from His birth to His baptism. . , The meeting of the Young People’s Social Bociety of Ashland Church was held in the manse, on Thursday, January 14th. The pastor of Ashland Church, Rev. H. M. Price, is delivering a special course of sermons on Sunday evenings in January upon tbe “Visions of St. Paul.” Next Bnnday the sub ject will be “The Vision at Troas.” Young Weakley Had a Narrow Escape. —On Monday, January lltb. while felling trees for saw logs in bis father's woods on _ Blenheim Farm, near Sweet Air, McClean Weakley was struck by a falling limb on the shoulder and knocked to the ground, the limb striking his body over tbe left lung and heart. He was rendered unconscious for some minutes, his breathing for a time being with great diffi culty. Dr. John 8. Green was summoned and found no bones broken, but severe bruises, tbe most serious injury being to the lung and heart. The limb was about 5 inches in diameter and 20 feet long The golf troubles might be settled by sub mitting them to the President-elect as referee. Mr. Taft never loses his cheerfulness even at his favorite game.