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TOWSON, Md. Saturday, - - March 20,1909. LONGNECKER BROS., Editors and Proprietors. $ t.SO per annum —ln advance, Pottage pre paid. No subscription taken for lett than tix months. arc *p7phoite-towson 211 jer LOCAL ITEMS. 84L.K8 ADVERTISED IN “TMK UNION.’ Tuesday. March 23. by Richard H. Burns, on the premises, at Melvale, N. C. R. R., mules, wagons, farm implements, contractor’s out fit, etc. Thursday. March 25. by Mrs. Anna Ramdanmsay, at Loch Raven, cows, wagons, farm utensils.etc. Tuesday, March 30. by Jeremiah Baublitts, near Harris’ store, on the Dover road, horses, mule, cattle, bogs, wagons, farm machinery and implements, corn. oats, buckwheat, hay, straw, household effects, etc. Wednesday, March 31. by Anna M. Kabler, ad ministratrix of Joseph Kahler. on Franklin avenue, IX miles from the Belair road, all the personal effects and the leasehold estate of Wednesday. March 31. by George M. Gantz. at Bosley’s Hotel. Towson, horses, mules, wa gons, buggies, harness, etc. * Wednesday, March 31. by W. Gill Smith, execu tor. on the premises, lower Long Green Val ley. all the personal effects of the late John T. B. Parlett; also, at the same time and place, the farm on which Mr. Parlett resided at the time of his death. _ Monday, April 5, by J. Howard Fox and W. Gill Smith, trustees, on the premises, desirable real estate at Perry Hall. 11th district. Tuesday. April 6, by John I. Yellott, James J. Lindsay and W. Gill Smith, trustees, at the Court House door, real estate on Taylorave nue, near the Harford road. Tuesday. April fl. by W. Gill Smith, assignee, at the Court House door, 45 acres of land at Hereford, 7th district. Wednesday. April 14. by Alex. R. Mitchell, trus tee. at the Court House door, a farm of 86 acres on the county road leading from the York turnpike to Monkton. Wednesday. April 14, by D. G. Mclntosh trustee, at the Caurt House door, leasehold property in Govanstown. 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 orders with the Court when they wish such advertising to appear in The Balti ■ more County Union. If they fail to p give such order the business may be diverted into other channels. Easter Sunday will be one week earlier this year than last- April lltb. —► The groundhog can look at his shadow all be pleases now and nobody cares a picayune. —► There was ice on standing water in T\>w son on Thursday morning and the mercury was down to 22. —•Old St. Patrick did himself proud on Wednesday. Beyond a small snow flurry in the morning the day was beautiful. Marbles is the most popular game among the boys just now. and some of the grownups also seem to be much absorbed in it. —*lt is said that one Harford county town of rather small dimensions owns $30,000 worth of automobiles That’s doing pretty well. —• Towson M. E Sunday school will bold its missionary anniversary entertainment on Sunday next, March 21st, at 8 o’clock p. m. —• Spring begins next Sunday at 19 minutes after lam. Nothing like being accurate as to time when you talk about a thing like this. —►Ben Franklin gave this advice and it is timely just now : “Plow deep while sluggards sleep aud you shall have corn to sell and keep.” —►Attention is invited to a correspondence published in the advertising columus of The Union today relative to the Towson water supply. —►The roof of the feed store of Mr. H B. L Everding, in Govanstown, was damaged by fire on Thursday to the extent of about S3OO. Insured. —School Commissioner G. Herbert Rice has been re elected president of the Catonsville Country Club. Mr. Benjamin Whiteley is the secretary. —► What do you think of the spring female headgear? Some of the pot-shaped specimens —well, we beg to be excused from expressing an opinion. —►The groundhog period is supposed to end about St. Patrick’s Day. That time having passed the weather should treat ns all right from now on. —►Some people are beginning to inquire if there is to be a distribution of Government garden seeds this spring. We haven’t seen any signs of them. —►Today—Saturday, March 20th—is one hour longer than the first day of the month The sun rises at 18 minutes after 6 aud sets 17 minutes after 6. —► A tine English coach stallion, valued at SSOO, belonging to Mr. J. W. Armacost, of Hereford, died a few days ago from injuries sustained in the stable. —►Towson has several very attractive look ing stores, but their proprietors don't seem to care anything about letting the public know it through the newspapers. —►Some of The Union’s local letters came too late this week, while others bad to be cur tailed for the same reason. Can’t some of our correspondents mail earlier? —►The “spring openings" announced in Baltimore are attracting many shoppers from the country who always keep up with the pro cession in the matter of dress. —► A good many farmers have been haul ing out their corn this week and great loads of tbi9 wonderful cereal can be seen passing through Towson almost any time. —►The City Council of Baltimore bad the Gunpowder water question up again on Mon day night. Looks like it’s going to be like Tennyson’s brook—going on forever. —*The Elkndge hounds will meet today (Saturday) at Hampton gate, just north of Tow son, at If. m. The club rarely fails to get up a fox when it starts from this point. —More of The Union’s “canaries” this week found their way back to the starting point, but we regret to say there are still a good many that have not been heard from. —►The Baltimore County Game and Fish Protective Association, Dr. A. C. McCurdy, president, will meet at Hotel Junker, Balti more, Thursday, March 25tb, at 8 p. m. —►Every Irishman who owns a garden plants his cabbage seed on St. Patrick's day. If the ground is covered with snow be just shovels it off and goes on with the planting. —►The Towson Volunteer Fire Company, at its meeting on Tuesday night, decided to enter tain all visiting firemen who come to Towson on May stb to attend the county firemen’s con vention. - ►On Sunday morning next, at the regular service in Hunt’s M. E Church, Sherwood, a class of forty probationers will be received into full membership by the pastor. Rev. H. W. Burgan. —ln writing to The Union and signing himself‘‘Reliable,” a correspondent will confer a great favor by doing what be suggests. We have room for a local correspondent in his locality. —►The vacant room in the Lee Building, Towson, formerly occupied by the Democrat and Journal newspaper, will be fitted up for the use of John Eager Howard Council, Jr. O. U. A. M. —* Whitewash is a very cheap article and it costs very little to have it applied. And look what a fine improvement is made to outbuild ings and fences by a couple of coats of it. Nothing like it. —very pretty window has been placed in Towson M. E. Church by Mr. J. Howard Flavhart in memory of his mother, Mrs. John E. Flavhart, who was a daughter of the late Adam H. Krout. —►Roads Engineer Shirley says it would make a fine improvement to extend Charles street avenue through to Lutherville. The people directly interested should vigorously push the movement. —► Janer, the Brooklyn, N. Y., man, con victed in the Circuit Court here last week of a criminal offense and sentenced to the peniten tiary for 21 years, was set to work in the shirt factory in that institution. —* A large percentage of the pupils attend ing the Towson High School come here by the Maryland & Pennsylvania R. R. and by the trolley line. A good many drive back and forth to their homes daily. —*Judge Duncan delivered an address on Friday night, 12th inst , before the Young Men’s Debating Club of Timonium M. E. Church. There was also an interesting debate and other literary features. —►“The Wearing of the Green” was very popularon Wednesday and green four-in-hands were largely in evidence. Green slouch bats were also seen, but it is said this style of head gear for men has “gone out.” —A fire in a summer house on the prop erty of Contractor Frank Augins, on Virginia avenue, Towson, on Wednesday morning was Sromptly extinguished bv the Volunteer Fire ompany and the chemical engine. —►The meeting of the Benior Gunpowder Agricultural Club at Mr. Lewis M. Bacon’s farm has been postponed until March 27th in order to have the advantage of moonlight. The Junior Club will also be present. —►The time for taking out yearly liquor licenses expires on Thursday, April Ist. The list of all the applicants will be published in The Union of April 3d. The applicants for these licenses last year numbered 357. 1 —►The Young Men’s Democratic of the 10th district held a smoker on Saturday night last at Hilgartner’s Hall, Sunnybrook. : Addresses were made by Messrs. J. Howard j Fox and George Hartman, of the Towson bar. —lt was announced at Bparrow’s Point last Monday that beginning with April Ist the pres ent wage scale will be cut 10 per cent., including all classes of labor and salaries. Business de- i pression of the past year is said to be the cause. 1 —► People are cleaning up about their prem isee and thus adding to their attractiveness A. well kept town is sure to attract the attentioi of visitors, to say notbiog of the comfort on< feels when he knows his property is in gooc shape. —►The telegraph and telephone linemer are still industriously at work repairing th damage done by thegreat snow storm of March 4th. Telephone service in the country is still in very baa shape and many houses are with out it. —The Ladies’ Aid Society of Parkton M I E. Church will hold a “St Patrick’s social” in ! Masonic Hall, Parkton, Saturday evening, March 20th, commencing at 7.30 o’clock. There will be some novelties connected with the affair. A placard containing the following is displayed in our stores pasted on sugar barrels: “Notice—With no duty on sugar, this sugar would be two cents per pound cheaper. Write your Senator and Congressman that you favor free sugar.” —► Cockeysville is to have electric lights and the public spirited citizens of that town, who have been making a strong contest for the im provement, deserve to-be congratulated The Mt. Washington Electric Light and Power Company will do the lighting. —special meeting oftbe Assistant Teach ers’ Association of Baltimore county will be held at the Btate Normal School in Baltimore, Saturday, March 20th, at 3 p. m., to consider the recent action of the School Board relative to the increase of their salaries. —►Mueller, the man who shot and killed Regina Reed, and who is now in Towson jail, has been examined by Dr. Charles G. Hill, the eminent alienist, and declared to be perfectly sane. The examination was made at the in stance of State’s Attorney Bussey. —*The Volunteer Fire Company of Towson has elected the following delegates to repre sent it in the firemen’s convention to be held in Towson, Mav sth : Major Frank W. Coale and Messrs John C Perkins, N D. R. Allen, Joseph Padian and Samuel Green. —Dr. Joseph R. Owens, who died at his home in Hyattsville, Md., last Monday, was known to many Baltimore county people and was highly esteemed by them. His wife is a sister of Mr. Charles A Councilman, a well known farmer of Worthington Valley. —► "Jim” Pratt, who spent a couple of years at a State institutiou for trying to spoil the anatomy of a colored brother with a razor, has returned to Towson and has resumed bis occu pation of bootblack He can be found at Eger's barber shop and he’s an artist in his line. —► The County Commissioners are now en gaged in preparing the levy for the coming fiscal year, which begins May Ist. The pres ent rate is 75 cts. on the SIOO, but it is said this must be increased for next year on account of the increased salaries of assistant teachers. —►The County Commissioners this week offered a reward of S2OO for the arrest and con viction of the person or persons who, on the night of January 28tb, set fire to an outbuild ing on the farm of Mr. Thomas V. Richardson, near Phoenix, and then robbed his residence. —Corn planting will soon be the order of the day among the farmers. This part of their work is now made quick and easy to what it was 25 years ago or less. Now one man and two horses can do as much as four men and twice as many horses could do in the old days, and do it better. —► A large number of Baltimore county’s older residents passed away during the past winter, some of them having lived far over the Bi blical allotted ti me of life. There were more deaths in Towson in the first two and a half months of the present year than we ever knew before in a twelve month. —►Northern ice dealers are already begin ning to jump up the price of ice because of the alleged shortage in last winter’s crop. Of course this is only a trick as the dealers these days depend almost exclusively on the manu factured article. But if they can fool the people it suits them very well. —► There will be no lack of music in the big firemen’s parade in Towson on thesth of May. There will be eight bands in line and that ought to be enougbt to make things lively. Another attractive feature will be Troop A, to say noth ing of the gaily decorated tire apparatus, etc. It’ll be a great day for Towson. —► Philip Brown, a young colored man em ployed by Mr. Lewis M. Bacon on his farm at Belfast, Bth district, was lodged in jail here on Thursday charged with disorderly conduct. He broke the leg of one of Mr. Bacon’s horses by reckless driving aud otherwise conducted himself in an unseemly manner. — ► A delegation from Govanstown, headed by Dr. E M Duncan, called on the County Commissioners this week to urge them to take some steps for better fire protection in that town. A volunteer fire company has been organized there and the citizens are doing com mendable work in the same direction. —► It is likely the case of Joseph John M uel ler, who murdered his fiancee at Mt. Washing ton, on the night of March Bth, will come up at the present term of court. The pistol with which he committed the crime he bought from a second hand dealer in Baltimore, and said at the time he wanted it to kill muskrats. —► Mr. Jeremiah Baublitts is another well known farmer who is about to retire from farming, having given his business over to his sons. He will dispose of all the personal prop erty on bis farm on the Dover road, on Tues day, March 30th, as will be seen by reference to the advertising columns of The Union today. —► Mr. Daniel Rider, whose tragic death oc curred at his home in Baltimore last Monday morning, was well known in Baltimore county and much sorrow was expressed by those who knew him intimately. Mr. Rider owned a summer home at Sherwood, N. C. R. R., and also a tract of land near Taylor's Chapel, on the Hi lien road —►The very unusual spectacle of eight oxen drawing part of a steam sawmill plant attracted much attention as the team passed through Towson on Tuesday morning. Following it came a 10 mule team drawing an immense boiler. These were part of the plant of Mr. H. L. Grube, that was being removed from Sbawan to Edgewood, Md. —►The jury named to view two sections of the York turnpike, north of Towson, will meet next Monday' March 22d, at 10 a. m.. at the 17th milestone. Ou the afternoon of the same day they will meet at the 13th milestone at 2 o’clock. The jury will be composed of Mr. William H. Wight, Dr. F. G. Mitchell and Mr. Charles C. Denison. —►The Towson Athletic Association started with over fifty charter members. Mr Z. How ard Isaac is president of the club and Mr. J. Howard Fox, secretary. Mr. Elmer J. Cook was elected a member of the board of mans gers, taking the place of Dr Btuart, Carsard. who resigued when he was chosen president of the Suburban Baseball League. —►Petitions were freely signed this week against the introduction of the Patapsco water into Towson. Many residents still insist that there Is enough artesian well water beretosup ply all demands, aDd that it is entirely unneces sary to bring in the river water. Like every other question there is a great deal of honest difference of opinion on this point. —► Baltimore county Democrats continue to discuss the holding of their primaries under the Crawford county system, and there are many who favor this plan. If a fair election can be held it would undoubtedly be a most satisfactory way of making nominations. We don’t think the small districts of the countv will ever agree to the plan, however. —►The Junior Gunpowder Agricultural Club met last Saturday at the farm of Mr. T. Mel ville Pearce, in the 10th district, with Mr. Daniels. Pearce as foreman. Mr. Pearce is a dairy farmer and everything about the place was found to be in excellent condition. He has a fine house, with modern equipments, and it is in all respects an ideal country home. —►The hundreds of Baltimore people who have country homes in Baltimore county will soon begin to open them and when they do they form an important part of our popula tion, adding much to the social pleasures of spring and summer. They are always wel comed, and by none more so than by the tradesmen and others who supply their domes tic needs. —►Looks like there will be a lively fight in Harford this year over the County Clerkship. It is understood that the incumbent, Mr. VVm. S. Forwood, will again be in the field, and among those who will oppose him for the office the names of Messrs. Daniel H. Carroll, W. W. Preston and C. W. Andrews are mentioned. Mr. Forwood has held the office several terms and is very popular. —►On Tuesday evening, March 30th, a lec ture entitled “A Horseback Ride from Damas cus to Jerusalem,” illustrated with stereopti con views, will be given in Marble Hill Hall, by Rev. De Witt M. Benbam, Pb. D., under the auspices of the Ladies’ Aid Society of Ash land Presbyterian Church. Dr. Benbam will show some Oriental costumes and curios col lected on his trip. Admission 15cts. —►The quarantine against the foot and mouth disease among cattle was raised last Monday. The only sections of this State held up were the 6th district of Carroll county, and the 6th district of Baltimore county and the latter never had a case of the disease in it. The State Live Stock Sanitary Board tried to raise this quarantine weeks ago, but all to no purpose. Government officials move very slowly and always have to use up a certain amount of red tape before anything is accom plished. —► A mad dog passed up the Dover road last Sunday, crossed Worthington Valley, through Glyndon and Reisterstown aud was’not killed until it reached a mile or two below the latter Elace. It is known that not less than three orses were attacked and bitten on the Dover road. One of these—a fine gray mare belong ing to Mr. Jeremiah Baublitts and valued st s2oo was bitten on the front leg while being driven near Cronhardt- Mr. Baublitts has built a special pen for this animal and will keep her in it to await developments. Free Distribution of Nut Trees.—The Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station has free for distribution this spring, to people es peciallj interested in nut culture, a number of pecan trees and probably will have Persian wal nut trees also. In order to create an interesst in nut-growing among the school children, these trees will be sent free toschools for Arbor j Day planting. All schools and interested per sons who will agree to plant, care for and re port on the condition of the trees may receive them by applying at once to C. P. Close, Col lege Park, Md The trees will be distributed i the last of March or early in April. Requests will be filled as long as the supply lasts. D- Raspeburg, 14th District — The funeral of A Mr. Charles A Sieling, that took place from in Gatcb M. E. Church, on Sunday last, was one ■e I of the largest attended that has been seen in •d the neighborhood in years. The services were conducted by Rev. E. P. Fellenbaum, the pas n I tor. Mr. D. Fred. Crowley sang a very effec le live solo. The death of Mr. Sieling, which h was very sudden, was a shock to the commu- II nity. He was a contractor and builder and an i- j honest, upright man in all bis dealings. His : quiet, sincere manner won for him many [_ I triends and we need not say that he will be n J missed, for bis place can never be filled. He , was always ready to help when ever called on. Mr. Sieling was a member of Gatch Church e . which he constructed six years ago. He also aided in many improvements in the neighbor iß hood. He leaves a widow, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Sieling. Three daughters and three sons also ij survive him. The family has the sympathy of e the entire neighborhood. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful. Among those sending tributes were P. 0. 8. of A., of Raspe j burg, of which the deceased was a charter 0 member; members of the trustees’ board of .. Gatch Church, Dietrich Bros , the employees e of Mr. Sieling, the sisters of the deceased and ® Mr. Plomboff. The interment was in Louden Park Cemetery. The active pall bearers were the employees of Mr. Sieling and the honorary _ ones were members of the P. OB.of A. , Messrs Thomas B Gatch & Sons are having 1 a very large barn built near their stone quarry e on the Belair road. The dimensions are 40 by 70 feet. It will be used for housing the stock j that haul the heavy loads of stone about the country. This quarry is an important enter n prise, having two crushers, a steam drill and a . machine to make concrete blocks. The old ' quarry was dormant for many years and now, at the age of building and improving, it is one . of great activity and progress. Wolf Bros., of Baltimore, are erecting a large j dwelling and store at the terminus of the trol- B ley car line. It is rumored that it is to be a drug store. G. 9 Kingsville, llth District.—Mr. and Mrs. 8 Edward Herndon, who spent the winter in 1 Florida, have returned to their home here. 1 Mrs. V. B. Rittenbouse, who has been quite 1 sick at her home here, is much improved. Mrs. Mary A. Bell has returned from a visit 8 to relatives and friends in Baltimore. ’ Miss Lily Snare has beeu sick the past week. 9 Mrs. Charles Gilbert is also indisposed. Mr. Edwin A. Gorsucb is speuding some 3 time at bis country place here and has as his guest Mr. James Polk Streett, of Baltimore. Master Frank M. Gorsucb, who spent the ? past week here with Miss E. V. Quinlin, hasre ’ turned to his home in Baltimore. 3 Much sympathy is felt for Rev. and Mrs. f John W. Larmour, of Upper Falls, in the loss of their son Joseph, who died recently from : cholera in the Philippines. Mrs. Larmour, who is with her daughter, Mrs. C. Y. Peyton, '■ in Baltimore, fell a short time ago and broke the small bone in her wrist. Mr. and Mrs R. Lee Magness and daughter Mildred, of Wheel, Md., spent the week end f witn Mrs. H. G. DeMoss. Miss Helen Adams, of Erie, Pa., is spending j some time with her uncle, Rev. J. W. Larmour, | at St. John’s rectory. 1 Mr. and Mrs. John Page, of Aberdeen, have removed to the farm of Mrs. E. F. Raphel, near this place. 1 Mr. and Mrs. John Pitcock have moved to Wilua, Harford county. 1 Mrs. George A. Ely has returned from a visit [ to her daughter, Mrs. William Vance, of Over iea. She was accompanied by her two grand children. The eldest boy, Arnold, had to be sent to the City Hospital to be treated for ty phoid fever. [ Mrs. F. B. Carroll and sons, Fred, and Cla rence, have returned from a visit to Baltimore. ! Mrs. Edward Dandy, of Baltimore, spent the week-end with her sisters, Mrs. F. B. Carroll ' and Mrs. Oliver Stinchecomb. E. Cowenton, llth District.—Mr. and Mrs. Jobu Holtzner, who live on the Philadelphia road, at Poplar, had a very disagreeable ex perience while driving to Cowenton last Satur day night. They had gone but a few hundred yards when their horse got into a ditch and upset the buggy. Both were thrown out and except for the fortunate arrival of Mr. Slater they might have had a much moreserious time. They experienced much difficulty in getting i the horse up and the harness had to be cut in I order to accomplish this. Both Mr. and Mrs. Holtzner were considerably bruised and badly I shaken up. The buggy was not damaged and the horse was not hurt. i On the same night while Mr. Louis Holtzner was driving up the Philadelphia road to his home here his horse became entangled in the telegraph wires that were broken down by the storm and much trouble was experienced in extricating him. The wires had to be cut to pieces before the animal could be freed, i Mrs. Ida Blanche Davison, wife of Mr. Jos. R. Davison, died at her home on North Milton avenue, Baltimore, on the 12th instant. The funeral took place on Monday at Ebene zer M. E. Church. Mrs. Davison was well known in the vicinity of Chase. Mrs. Rachel A. Canoles, of Baltimore, spent i a few days with her daughter, Mrs. Stansbury Brian, of this place, who has been indisposed ■ for some time. i Mrs. Elizabeth Poole and daughters, who had been away some days on a visit, have re turned to their home here. Mr. John Tremper is about to erect an addi tion to his home, the masonry work having al ready been completed. i Cowenton is just now suffering from a seri i ous dog nuisance and one that shoud be abated 1 in some way. People have no right to keep worthless dogs that constantly annoy their neighbors. K. 1 Jacksonville and Sunnybrook, lOth Die | trice.— Master Herman J. C. Lins, the only sou of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Lins, of Jackson ! ville. died at his home on Friday evening of last week, after an illness of six weeks’ dura -1 tion from grip, followed by pleurisy and ex zema, in the 15th year of hfs age. He was an < exceptionally bright youth, standing at the head of his class at school, and a general favor ! ite with all who knew him. His stricken | parents and sisters have the sympathy of the ' entire community in their sad bereavement. ■ The casket containing his remains was covered with beautiful floral tributes from loving friends, among which was one from Sunny -1 brook public school, taught by Misses M. Blanche Chipman and Mabel F. Owens. The funeral services were held in Jacksonville Re formed Church, which was overcrowded with sorrowing relatives and friends, some being ) compelled to stand in the vestibule, and was conducted by Rev. H. Medley Price, of Ash laud Presbyterian Church, and Rev. Dr. Schutter, of Baltimore. The remains were car ’ ried from the home to the church by the pall -1 bearers, six unclesofthedeceased, viz : Messrs. George Lins, Joseph Lins, Philip Lins. Dr. H. ' H. Lins, Herman K. Smidt, of York, Pa., and r J. Paul Johnson, of Hanover, Pa. Miss Reh berger was the organist. The interment was in the cemetery adjoining the church. > Rev. Mr. Gwinn preached at Chestnut Grove r Presbyterian Church last Sunday morning, and i therewill be preaching at thisebureb at the i usual hour Sunday morning, March 21st. Miss t Roberta Price conducted the Christian Endea -3 vor service at this church last Sunday evening. r Miss Clara Owens, of Sunny brook,'is visiting relatives and friends in Baltimore. M > Parkvllle, Harford Road.—Mrs. Frederick Zanders, who has been quite sick, is convales- J cing under the care of Dr. G. A. Long, of 8 Hamilton. 8 Mrs. Charles Davie and children are visiting ’ at the home of Mrs. Davie’s sister, Mrs. Charles ‘ Blaha, of Marguerite Heights. 3 Mrs. Charles Gettier, of Arbutus Heights, 1 has returned from a visit to her parents, Mr. ) and Mrs Louis Kreafle, of Roland Park. Mr. Edward Sonner, of Waverly, formerly f of this place, was a caller at his old home last - Sunday. e Mrs. Homer Fuller and children, of Balti • more, have been guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Fuller, at the terminus of trolley car line, i Mr. Andrew Mehl, of Joppa road, is spend ing some time with his father, Mr. John Mehl, of Harford Furnace, Harford county, j Miss Elizabeth Brenda, of Baltimore, is vis-' e iting her parents at this place. Mrs. Michael Bauer and children, of the 6- Mile House, have returned from a visit to Mrs. 3 Bauer’s mother, Mrs. S. Mitchell, of Wilkens avenue, who is quite sick. Miss Margaret Irwin, of Baltimore, is visit ] ing Mrs. A. M C. Whiteford. Mrs. John Benner, of Pimlico, accompanied by her daughter and granddaughter, is visit ' ing at the home of Mr. W. C. Gettier. _ Miss Mary E. Hawkins spent last Saturday ■* and Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. | G. Hawkins, of Jarrettsville, Md. F. Wlaeburgr, 7th District.—Mr. Jas. Tracey, t of this place, is very sick and confined to his 1 home. Dr. R. R. Norris is his physician. , M rs. John T. Amos is very sick and attended 1 by Dr. E. W. Hyde, of Parkton. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Lovell have returned 3 to their home here from a visit to friends in > Baltimore. r Mrs Ellen Heffner has been visiting friends i in Baltimore. Miss Carrie Copenhaver, of New Freedom, has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Charles Fred i erick, of this place. The literary and m usical entertainment given 3 here by the young people February 27th was a very successful affair. The Ladies’ Aid Society of this place will “ hold an oyster supper and bazar in the hall, Thursday. Friday and Saturday evenings, . March 25th, 26th and 27th. Public cordially g invited. C. T. S i Corbett, N. C. R. R.—Mrs. Sallie Slade is seriously ill at her home here. She is the mother of ex-County Commissioner John V. Slade and lately celebrated her 87th birthday, e when a family reunion was held in her honor, s Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brooks, of Fawn Grove, i Pa., is visiting at the home of Mr. A. R. Hitch if cock, of this place. I- Mr O. J. Keichard spent several days at it Shrewsbury. i, Miss Lucy Hitchcock is visiting friends in r Baltimore. r- Miss Bessie Matthews, of this place, is spend i- ing a few weeks in Washington. D. C. e Miss Winnie Potter, after spending a few I- days here with Miss Marcie Sparks,has left for d her home in Berlin, Md. She is a daughter of :s Rev. S. A. Potter, formerly rector of St. James’ P. E. Church. B. f } Monkton, N. O. R. R.—The Ladies’ Guild i will be entertained at the borne of Mrs. T. * Melville Pearce, on Thursday afternoon, i March 251 h. It will be the business meeting > for the year and the election for officers will take place and other business transacted. Mr. T. Melville Pearce entertained the Junior i Gunpowder Agricultural Club at his home, Manor Farm, on Saturday last. A majority i j of the members were present. Mr. Lewis M. i Bacon, Sr., represented the Senior Club. The subject for discussion was: "What is the i best fence?” The consensus of opinion seemed to favor the wire fence of the improved pattern as the best and cheapest. Among the visitors , were Messrs Jacob M. Pearce, J. Myers Pearce, Howard Nelson and Walter Hutchins. Mrs. John G. Patterson assisted Mrs. Pearce in serv- I ing her guests with a sumptuous supper, which was much enjoyed. A number of our residents are unwilling subjects of king grip these March days. Among those on the list are T. Melville Pearce, O. M. Hutchins and son, Stanley Hutchins, Mrs. James T. Treadway, of Corbett; Mrs. Sarah Slade, the aged mother of former Com missioner John V. Slade, and her daughter, Miss Mary E. Slade; also Mrs. Margaret Mer ry man. Mr. and Mrs. JoshuaKelsoßichardson, who have been enjoying their honeymoon in Wash ington, Philadelphia, Atlantic City and New York city, returned to their home on Wednes day afternoon. , A few weeks ago your correspondent reported the changes that farm sales and removals had made that week in this neighborhood and among our new comers who recently purchased a farm and supplied himself with everything but a wife—was Mr. Sidney Waters. It now gives me pleasure lo report that the omission will soon be supplied as Mr. Waters will short ly take unto himself a wife. The engagement of Mrs Estelle Hutchins Pearce to Mr Syden ham H. Waters is announced. The marriage will take place after Easter. The Social and Literary Club, which is held during Lent in conjunction with a Lenten ser vice at the Guild Hall, met on Wednesday evening. It was the first club meeting service since February 17th, due to inclement weather. Rev. Mr. Plummer, gave a very interesting talk on the Apostles’ Creed, after which a short program was rendered. Mrs. Edwin L Pearce entertained a few ladies at dinner on Tuesday of this week. As it was a sewing bee for the Guild it is a ques tion which flew the fastest, needles or the ladies’ tongues. H. Oregon, Btb District.—lt is evident that the harvesting of ice will be deferred until next winter. There was sufficient ice on the large ponds here to have filled all the houses within five miles, but bad management prevented getting it. Since few secured enough and a number of persons got a little. The birthday anniversary of Mrs. John D. Matthews, mother of Mrs Granville Matthews, was observed in connection with the Ladies’ Club, which met at the home of Mrs. Mat thews, on Tuesday. The two occasions made very interesting festivities. The roads through this section have been almost impassable in places. We will be de lighted when we get the advantage of wisdom in road making and the benefit of the many millions of dollars for State road improvement. We congratulate our Cockaysville and Marble Hill friends on their assurance of electric lights by May 15th. It is understood therewill be forty GO candlepower lights distributed in Tex as and the other two places. Lutherville, N. C. R. R.—The Mission Study Class met Friday night, 12th inst., at the home of Mr. William E. Marshall. After a study period, games were played and refresh ments served. Mr. Alfred C. Hatch is the leader of the class. Mr. Edward Marked is having his house improved with a coat of paint. We were very sorry to hear of the death of Mr. Frank Duering. He was sick only a short time. His young wife has the sympathy of this community. Mr. and Mrs. George M. Smith have returned home after visiting relatives at Arlington, Va., and iD Dulany’s Valley. Miss Dora Stains, after spending some time with friends in Baltimore, has returned to her home. D. Promising Young Baltimore Countian Dies of Cholera in the t-hillppines.—Mr. Joseph L. Larmour, who left Baltimore on January 6th last for the Philippines, having entered the Government service as a civil engi neer aud been ordered to the Pacific Islands, died from cholera at Tueuegaro, Luzon, on Wednesday, 10th inst. His was the firstdeath from cholera of an American in the Philip pines that has been reported for several months. Mr. Larmour, who was the onlv son of Rev.J. W. Larmour, rector of St. John’s P. E. Church, Kingsville, Baltimore county, was engaged in the construction of highways in Luzon, having reached his post only a few days prior to being siezed with the dread disease. His death was reported by cablegram to the Bureau of Insular Affairs in Washington and the information brought with it the request that the young man's father be notified. A telephone message from Washington to Mrs. Cabell Y. Peyton, of . 1307 Mount Royal avenue, Baltimore, a sister of young Larmour, was the first intelligence the family received of the death, and unable to secure but meager details over the wires, Mr. Peyton made a hurried trip to Washington where he called upon the authorities at the In sular Bureau. Mr. Larmour was in the 26th year of his age and had recently spent a great deal of his time in Baltimore preparing for the Civil Service examination. He sailed from San Francisco on January 9th. The news of his having fallen a victim to cholera was a severe shock to his sister and his mother, who was visiting Mrs. Peyton, as the family has been in receipt of several letters from him in which he reported himself as being in the best of health and spirits. The last communication received by Mrs. Peyton from him was about, ten days be fore, anil was a postal card, dated Feburary 3, and mailed from Shanghai, Chiua. Young Larmour was a civil eugineer. He was educated at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., and before entering the Government ser vice was engaged in railroad construction work in Kentucky and Georgia. When Mr. Larmour left for his post in the Philippines it was stated that he was to go to a portion of the islands where the climate was conducive to health, and this, coupled with the fact that all bis letters since leaving home had been of a cheerful nature, allayed all fears bis family had entertained for his safety. His brother-in-law, Mr Peyton, stated that Mr.Lar mour could have been in the Philippines only a few days before he fell ill, and until his trip to Washington confirmed it, the family was unwilling to believe the news they had re ceived. On account of the nature of the disease from which Mr. Larmour died it will be impossible to bring bis remaius home for burial at this time, under the law in the Philippines the body must remain buried for six months, after which it may be shipped unless there is objec tion for sanitary reasons. Mr. Larmour and his sister are the only children of Rev. and Mrs. Larmour. Report of the March Term Grand Jury. —As stated in The LTnion last week the March term grand jury—Mr. W. Evans Anderson, foreman—adjourned finally on the 12th instant. In its report lo the court Marshal of Police Gorsucb is complimented on his work and the jury found from reports that violations of the laws are on the decrease. Sixty-three cases were disposed of, 51 present ments made, 11 cases dismissed and 1 ignored. One hundred and seventy-four witnesses were summoned and 129 examined. Aside from the two murder cases, one of which was com mitted by a resident of the city, it was found that the violations of the law were of minor importance. The jury reiterated the suggestions made by the last grand jury relative to the enforcement of the billiard and pool table laws. The jury visited the jail and conditions were entirely satisfactory; the building was clean and in excellent sanitary condition. The body compliments Warden Price on the faithful per formance of his duties. The books of County Treasurer Merryman were examined and found in good order. Family Trouble Supposed to Have Led to Suicide.—Supposed to have been made melancholy overtbeconduct of his son, George Quick, Jr., of the United States Navy, who, a few days before entered suit against him for $5,000 for an alleged assault at his hands, Mr. George Quick, Sr., a prosperous farmer of Bowlev’s lane. (Jardenville, committed suicide about 12 o’clock on Monday last by drinking carbolic acid in the bedroom of his home. Mr. Quick went to Baltimore Monday morning and on his return went at once to his room. A short time later his wife heard a heavy fall in the room above and on going to see the cause of it found her husband lying on the floor with the empty bottle which had con tained the acid, by his side. Dr. William D. Corse was at once summoned, but all efforts to resuscitate Mr. Quick were in vain. The assault on account of which suit was en tered against Mr. Quick, is alleged by his son to have occurred March Bth, a few days after the latter’s return home from the world gird ling cruise of the American fleet. Mr. Quick was 52 years of age and besides his wife is sur vived by five children. Wants to be Registered in Baltimore County.—Messrs. Z. Howard Isaac and W. Gill Smith, attorneys for Paul N. Hartenstein, have filed a petition in the Circuit Court here asking that the Board of Undertakers of Mary land be required to register him as an author ized undertaker. Mr. Hartenstein claims that he has fully complied with the law entitling him to such registration. Judge Duncan signed an order requiring the board to show cause on or before March 17th why a writ of mandamus shall not be issued as prayed. Mr. Hartenstein says he is engaged in tne under taking business at New Freedom, Pa., and fre quently conducts funerals in Maryland. Another Volunteer Fire Company.—A number of the citizens of St. Helena. 15tb dis trict, met Thursday evening, llth inst., and organized a volunteer fire department. It was announced that the county would make an ap propriation of 1300 and furnish a two cylinder chemical engine. The following officers were elected: Captain, E. L. Sank ; superintendent of company, George F. Weidner; secretary, Harry Fisher; treasurer, George Perkins; chief, Harry Sherman; assistant chief, Peter Smith ; board of directors, T. L. Reese, Charles 1 Levis and George Yeatman. d Prosperous Improvement Association ’. Holds Annual Banquet.—The third annual i, banquet of the Hamilton Improvement Asso g ciation was held on Tuesday night at Hotel 1 Junker, in Baltimore, and fully two-thirds of the membership joined in making it an event r ful gathering. Improvements that have been i, made, others now progressing and others still p contemplated were discussed and the enthu siasm manifested showed how deeply inter e ested are the residents of that progressive e section of Baltimore county in the upbuilding I of their neighborhood. The following were the i toasts and the speakers assigned to respond: i “Baltimore County’s Representatives in the , Legislature”—State Senator John S. Biddison. “Volunteer Fire Companies Relation to the - Organized Department’’—Mr. James J. Lind i say, president Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen’s Association. r “The Confederated Association”—Dr. Henry . P. Hynson, president Confederated C., L. &P. , Association. , “The Annex”—Mr. Robert E. Lee Hall. “Our Neighbours”—Mr. Heny Kolb, presi . dent Belair Road Improvement Association ; , Mr. Charles Sack, president Lauraville Im provement Association, and Mr. Harry M. Lewis, president Evergreen Lawn Improve > ment Association. “Our Coworker”—Mr. Harry W. Adams, r president Northeast Baltimore Improvement - Association. “Our Community”—Mr. William McCallis- I ter, president Hamilton Improvement Asso- I ciation. I “The Extension of the Water Service”—Mr. I Albert H. Wehr, vice-president Baltimore ; County Water and Electric Company, r “Good Roads”—Mr. Henry G Shirley, roads i engineer of Baltimore county. Senator John S. Biddison, who while living 1 nearer the Belair road is also at home among the dwellers along the Harford road, was in t troducedas the next president of the Maryland Senate and was accorded quite an ovation. He I acknowledged the compliment and then pro - ceeded to pay a tribute to the Hamilton Im ’ provement Association, which had accom s plisbed so much. Speaking of the good roads, in which the Harford road people are just now ; greatly because of the selection of i the Belair road by the Commission, the Senator said be was absolutely neutral in the matter, ' both roads appealing to him. I u his judgment i all of the roads leading from the city should have been improved, the money being spent ’ pro rata. Neither should have been given a E reference. About five miles of road could ave been built so that the residents would not ; have bad to pay more for their coal and ice : than people in the city, i President McCallister, who presided, made i the opefiing address in which he referred to I the good work accomplished by the Hamilton i Association, not only in its own domain, but in other sections. He then introduced Mr. Fred. W. Glantz, the secretary of the associa tion, who acted as toastmaster and who pre sented the various speakers. Before proceeding with the set speeches he i called upon Mr. J. H. Albrecht, who read an original poem which was devoted to the hust i ling president of the association. Mr. James J. Lindsay, president of the Bal timore County Volunteer Firemen’s Aseocia tion, warmly congratuladed the association on the great work it has performed in advanc i ing the interests of the community which it i represents, and the zeal it has displayed in pro ) moting the interests of the whole county. He • explained the good work which the association he represents has performed and how the effi ciency of the volunteer firemen had been pro moted in the county by having a central or i ganization. Mr Robert E. Lee Hall, in responding to the toast to “The Annex,” made a strong argu ment for increased representation in the Legis lature for both the city and Baltimore county. The committee in charge of the banquet was composed of Messrs. J. Harry Mitchell, chair man ; William Frankton, J. H. Albrecht, J. Edward Broadbelt and F. W. Glantz. Belair and Harford Road People Put on War Paint. —The fight between the Harford and Belair road adherents as to which one of the two highways shall be designated by the State Roads Commission as the main artery for the eastern section of Baltimore county, is be ing waged with renewed vigor. The Commis sion has tentatively selected the Belair road, and the residents along the Harford road are using all the pressure they can to have this de cision reversed. About 200 taxpayers assembled on Tuesday night at St. Joseph’s Hall, Fullerton, and de termined to make a hot fight to have the selec tion of the Belair road retained. The meeting was called to order by Rev. Charles Trinkaus, pastor of St. Joseph’s Church. Mr. Charles Brockmever was elected chairman, and Mr. David F. Orr, secretary. Resolutions favoriug the Belair road were adopted and will be presented to the Com : mission. Those who favor the Harford road held a similar meeting on Wednesday night at Ham ilton Hall, with Mr. Wm. McCallister, presid ing, and Mr. F. W. Glantz, secretary. The meeting was held under the auspices of the Hamilton Improvement Association. Among the speakers were Messrs. C. J. Moore, W. L. Amoss, and Thomas M. Maynadier, of Harford county ; Mr. George W. Yellott, former County Commissioner; Messsrs. Arthur P. Shanklin, Elmer R. Haile and Edward J. Colgan. Mr. Moore said that the question of the se lection of a permanent route for improvement laid between Harlord and Belair roads. The advocates of the latter, he said, had gotten into the fight first and had made a favorable impres sion upon the State Roads Commission. He claimed that the Harford road furnished bet ter aud more materials for road building than the Belair road. He traced the two routes and pointed out its advantages, which he claimed were greater than those of its rival. Mr. Yellott said that the Harford road is the logical route between Baltimore and Belair. In a few days, he said, a petition for this route was signed by 771 people. He said that no man traveling from Belair to Baltimore ever thought of coming over the Belair road- The Harford road was the old stage line. It was se lecied as the route for telephone lines and it was also selected as the route for a railroad. He urged all advocates of the Harford road to sign petitions addressed to the Commission. Mr. W. L. Amoss said be bad found in Har ford county a genuine surprise that the Belair road was selected over the Harford road. Mr. John Maynadier said the Belair road is 1 a misnomer. It goes out into the county for a 1 few miles and is then lost. , Mr. Arthur W Shanklin made a strong plea for the Harford road and said that that route 1 would furnish the greatest good to the great -1 est number. Mr McCallister read a list oftowns and their respective population along the Harford and 1 Belair roads. The Harford road showed a ! population of 4.690 while those on the Belair ! road have 2,240. ! • First Demonstration of the Tuberculin j Test. —The veterinarian of the Maryland Ag i ricultural College and Experiment Station will give a practical demonstration of the tuber culin test, as applied to cattle for the detection of tuberculosis, at thecollege, April Bth and 9th. i The general plan of the work will consist in , examination of cattle, under normal condi tions, including temperature taking, beginning > at 9a. M., April Bth, and lasting until 7p. m. i of the same day. At the latter hour the tuber > culin injections will be made and temperatures taken during the ensuing 24 hours, or as much . thereof as may be necessary. It will be noticed that the test occupies 34 > continuous hours and lodgings will not have i to be arranged for until the completion of the demonstration. 1 Those who do not desire to return home im r mediately after the demonstration should se cure accommodations in Washington, as we r are not prepared to furnish lodgings at the t college. Meals, however, will be served at 25 cents > each during the continuance of the demon i stration. r The demonstration, use of instruments, ma terials, etc., is free of all charge and is intended to familiarize cattle-owners of Maryland with i the details of the test and enable them to per form, practically, the work which a proper tuberculin test involves. [ In order, that we may provide sufficient raa > terial and make proper arrangements it is ne j cessary that all those intending to avail them t selves of the demonstration should notify at r once the Veterinary Department, Md. Expt. Station, College Park, Md. 5 Church Celebrates Eighth Anniversary. ; —The eighth anniversary of the new Sexton Methodist Episcopal Church, Morrel Park,l3th 1 district, was celebrated last Sunday. Special services were held and former ministers of the 1 church filled the pulpit. Sexton Church was i founded in 1861 at Sextonville, a small hamlet i bordering on the southwest end of Baltimore city and about a half a mile from the present edifice. The original church was a small frame > building. In 1901 the present church was dedi cated by Bishop Hnrst, and Rev. G. W. Hobbs was assigned to the charge. Rev. Hobbs was i succeeded by Rev. Alfred Dew, and he in turn r was succeeded by Rev. Robert J. Nicholson. In 1903 the latter was given a different charge, t and Rev. Daniel L. Ennis, the present paßtor, was appointed. The morning services on Sunday were con ducted by Rev. Otis Herbert Draper and the 3 evening services by Rev. Robert J. Nicholson. • The Sunday school was addressed by Rev. Al • fred Dew and the Epworth League by Mr. 8 James Girdwood. j Ladles in the Good Roads Movement.— , The Lansdowne Improvement Association baa ’ organized a Ladies' Auxiliary, electing the . following officers: President—Mrs. W. S. r Hull; vice-president—Mrs. M. Stanley; sec retary—Mrs. Roy Bopst; treasurer—Mrs. H. ' Myers. * A petition has been presented to the County Comissioners asking a special tax of 20 cents per SIOO on the property holders of Lansdowne L and the funds thus accumulated are to be used for the improvement of the roads and streets i in the town. s Another petition has been filed with the .- officials of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad r Company requesting the erection of a guard e rail or fence between the eastbound freight and t westbound passenger tracks. At present per , sons arriving on westbound trains are com ; pelled to alight on a narrow platform between r these two tracks, and are frequently compelled s to stand on the narrow footway while another train is passing on the eastbonnd tracks. a. •rsonal Mention.— —Mr. John England and his bride, of North Dakota, have been guests of Mrs. Georgie Eng land, of Butler, Baltimore county. —Mrs. Bartleson, wife of Mr. H. E. Battle son, of Cockeysville, has been spending some time with relatives at Chester, Pa. —Mr. and Mrs. Granville Matthews.of Mount Pleasant Farm, near Oregon, have been spend ing some time with relatives in Philadelphia. —Mr. and Mrs. H. L.Orube, who are well known in Baltimore county, registered at Ho tel Bt. Denis, New York city, on Wednesday. —Mrs. Corkran, widow of Francis S. Cork ran, has been critically ill this week at the res idence of her son, Mr. M. B. Corkran, in Lu therville. —The Governor has appointed Mr. Harry E. Mann, the well known attorney, a State direc tor of the Maryland School for Boys, near Loch Raven. —Mr. and Mrs. B. Frank Deford and family, who spent the past wider at Ormond, Florida, will return to their country home, on the Joppa road, west ofTowson. April Ist. —Messrs. Noah E. Offutt, Thomas W. Offutt, William A. Lee and James P. Offutt went to Love Point this week on a duck shooting expe dition, but returned empty handed. —Mr. Jas Kilpatrick, who circumnavigated the globe with the Atlantic Fleet, and Mr Elsworth Robinson, of New York, are visiting Mr. Charles Caples, near Dover, Baltimore county. —Capt. and Mrs. John R. Sherwood and their daughters. Misses Edna. Lillian and Anita Sherwood, who spent two months at Braden town, Florida, have returned to their home at Pikesville. —Dr. and Mrs. J. Royston Green,of Towson, announce the engagement of their niece, Miss Mary Elizabeth Green, to Mr. Edward McPher son Haynes, of Hopewell, N. J. The wedding will take place in June. —Mr. John Mays Little, of the Towson bar and a member of the House of Delegates, has been asked to deliver an address on Maryland Day before the High School in Westminster on “Contributors to Maryland Literature.’’ —Mr. William J. Kelley, who bought the snug little farm of Mr. James W. Harvey, at the head of Dulany’s Valley, will take posses sion of the same today. Mr. Kelley sold his farm at Hyde’s to Mr. Boswell, of Baltimore. —The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel A. Leonard was christened last. Sunday afternoon at Bt. Joseph’s Monastery, on the Frederick road. He is a grandson of Chief J udge N. Chas Burke, and was named Charles Burke Leonard. —Judge N. Charles Burke, of Towson, was re-elected vice president of the Hibernian So ciety, the annual meeting of which was held in Baltimore on St. Patrick’s day. Mr. Stuart Kearney was re elected treasurer of the school fund of the society. —Rev. Otis Herbert Draper, of the Johns Hopkins University, and his sister, Miss Elsie B. Draper, of the Woman’s College of Balti more, who reside at Brooklandville, Green Spring Valley, were guests of Miss Draper’s Fraternity on Friday evening of last week. Rev. J. B. Manley, pastor of St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, Hamilton, Harford road, who has been away on his vacation, has resigned his charge since his return. He has obtained a year’s leave of absence and will spend the time in Chile and other parts of South America. His successor has not yet been named. —Hon. J. Fred. C. Talbott, of Baltimore county, who is among the older members of the House of Representatives, was given the privilege by Speaker Cannon to select his own seat in the House when the usual drawing was made on Tuesday. The one selected by him is seat No. 3 in the front row, three seats from the center aisle. —Dr. William C. McCurdv celebrated bis birthday at his home, Garrett Park, Baltimore, a few days ago. He graduated at the Baltimore College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1873, and later practiced his profession for a number of years at Madonna, Harford county. He is a brother of Dr. A. C. McCurdy, the well known Towson dentist. —A congregational meeting of Chestnut Grove and Fallston Presbyterian Churches will be held next Sunday morning at Chestnut Grove Church, near Sweet Air, to extend a call as pastor to Rev. Mr. McNeill, of Princeton University, the charge having been without a regular pastor for a year or more. Rev H. Medley Price, of Ashland Presbyterian Church, will preach. It is said Rev. Mr. McNeill will accept the call. He is now in his last year at the university. —Mr. Wesley Knight, who owns a pretty little farm in the extreme northeastern section of the 10th district, and who is a member of the present petit jury, renewed his subscription to The Union on Tuesday. His father, Wesley Knight, who died on the same place at the age of 79 years, was a subscriber to this paper from the date of its first issue, and it has been going into the family ever since. The present Mr. Knight, who traveled over the country a great deal in his younger days, has been in twenty two states of the Union. Before retiring to the farm he carried on blacksmithing at Cockeye ville twenty years. Maryland Dairymen’s Association Or ganized—An Interesting Meeting.—The Maryland State Dairymen’s Association was organized on Wednesday at a meeting of about 40 leading dairymen of the State in McCoy Hall. Baltimore. Preliminary steps toward the formation of the association were taken at a meeting last December. A constitution and by-laws were adopted, officers were elected and four standing committees appointed. The purpose of the association is the im provement of the milk producing and selling business. All dairymen and farmers produc ing milk will be eligible for membership. An annual convention and quarterly meetings will be held, at which topics of interest will be dis cussed. A resolution was adopted authorizing the president to appoint four committees on the in spection of dairies, the cost of milk production, toe cost of transportation and the laws govern ing the milk business According to the general opinion of those present, the dairy business is a losing game and every farmer is selling milk for less than the cost of production This was the com plaint. The only solution offered was to de crease the cost of production and to educate the public to pay higher prices for milk. Mr. Samuel M. Shoemaker said the public could be induced to pay a good price for good milk, but that the fight would be long and bard. Mr. H. E. Cook, dean of the department of agriculture in the University of St. Lawrence, at Denmark, N. Y , and also the owner of a large creamery, said that the solution of re duced cost lies largely in the individual cow. He said that as dairymen become more skilled he looked for a reduction in the price of milk, just as skill had reduced the price of steel and many other commodities. He pointed out that the new dairy sections, in which dairy men only know the improved methods, are making more money than the old sections, where the dairymen are handicapped by old customs and prejudices. Mr. Cook said the dairy cow had followed the poor land and that truck lands sell higher than dairy land. He claimed that the busi ness of the dairy cow has been to enrich poor land. "But," he asked, “does it pay to increase the crop yield if you turn the crop into milk at a loss ? Milk has been a poverty business and a by-product business for so long that it will take years to educate the public out of the belief that milk is a cheap food. A dairy business should be run strictly on its own merits, and it is not necessary to have live stock on a farm to enrich it. It has been proved that a rota tion of crops, with clover plowed under and the use of chemicals, will restore sterile land quicker and better than live stock. Mr. C. P. Lane, of the dairy division of the Government Department of Agriculture, spoke on the sanitary operation of dairy farms. He said public sentiment is growing every day in favor of better sanitation in all lines and that milk products must meet the demand. As illustrative of how bacteria grows, he cited the following test: “A fly caught in a kitchen was put in one cubic centimer (20 drops) of sterilized milk. After the proper period of incubation the milk was found to contain 200,000 bacteria.” Prof. C. W. Melick, of the Maryland Agri cultural College Experiment Station, gave an interesting talk on dairy laws. The officers of the association are: Presi dent—S. M. Shoemaker. Baltimore county ; vice-president—A. W. Nicoderaus, Jr., Fred erick county ; secretary-treasurer—J. Alexis Bhriver, Harford county. The directors are the officers and former State Senator Henry M. McCollongh, of Cecil county, and Messrs. Asa B. Gardiner, Jr., of Baltimore county, and John Thomas, of Mont gomery county. Interesting Odd Fellows' Ceremonies. — At the rallv held at the I. O. O. F. Temple, Baltimore, Friday evening, March 12th, under the auspices of the Grand Lodge of Maryland, the degree staff of Mt. Zion Lodge, No. 87, of Pikesville, under the direction of Mr. Harry ' A. Davis, conferred the first degree of the order in an impressive manner, bringing them an ' ovation from 500 members present. This is considered one of the best degree teams in 1 Maryland, numbering 40 men, introducing a ' number of new features in the work, among 1 them brass music for the marches. The third degree was conferred by the staff ' of Hampden Lodge, No. 124, of Hampden. ’ The different lodges in Baltimore county sent a large number of candidates for the degrees. Mr. William Grason, ofTowson, made an ! eloquent address in which he commended the ' degree staffs and congratulated all upon the good work the order is doing at present. Hereford Circuit Notes —Preaching ser vices on Hereford Circuit, M. E. Church, will be held on Bunday next as follows: Jessop, • 11 a. m., Bosley, 3p. m , and Epworth, Bp. m., > Rev. John 8. German; Dover, 11. a m., Mt. • Carmel, 3. r. m.. Hereford, 7.30 p. m., Rev. W. - J. Meeks. „ , , . - At Falls Road Chapel, on Sunday last, nine persons were received into full membership in ’ the church. Five adults were given the rile of 1 baptism, and communion service was held ■ following a sermon on “Religious Steadfasl- I ness” by the Rev. W. J. Meeks. f Got a Verdict Against the Company.— 5 f On Monday last Mr M C Paine and wife se -1 cured a verdict for $l5O in the Circuit Court I here against the United Railways and Electric l Company for alleged damages to their lawn and hedge, caused, it was claimed by fire which ■ : was communicated from burning leaves on the i line of the railway. Attorney E. Lynne Pain -1 ter represented Mr. and Mrs. Paine and the r company was represented by Mr. Elmer J. 1 Cook, who filed a motion for a new trial. THE DEATH RECORD. Winks.—Capt. John W. Winks, in his ear lier days a well known pilot, died on Wednes day, at his home ou the Old Harford road, after a long illness, aged 85 years. He was a j native of Baltimore and when 11 years of age he went to sea on a pilot boat. Before be gained bis majority he was one of the most able pilots on the Chesapeake Bay. For more than half a century he acted as pilot for for eign vessels passing the Virginia capes. He retired from sea when 60 years of age and then moved to his farm in Baltimore county. His wife died thirty years ago. Captain Winks is survived by two sons—Messrs. William M Winks, of Baltimore, and David S. Winks, of New York. The funeral took place Friday afternoon from his home. Services were con ducted by Rev. J. R. Pardew, of Hiss M. E. Church, and Rev. Dr. W. L. McDowell, super intendent East Baltimore District. Interment in Baltimore Cemetery. Watkins.—Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Watkins, wife cf Mr. Columbus Watkins, died at her home at Belfast, Bth district, on Saturday last, after a brief illness from paralysis. Mrs. Wat kins was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Delcamp. She was a sister of Mrs. Charles D. Haile and an aunt of Mr. Harry C. Haile, principal of Govanstown public school, and MissS. Cora Haile, principal of Ashland school. Mrs. Watkins was a member of Bt. James’ P. E. Church, My Lady’s Mauor, where the interment took place on Tuesday. Rev. A. T. Pi ode! 1 and ltev. J. F. Plummer conducted the funeral services. The pall-bearers were Messrs Joshua Ensor, Frank Brooks. Stanley E Matthews, Joseph Brooks, John E. Ensor and Daniel S. Pearce. Wurzbacher.---Mrs. Metta Wurzbacherdied at her home in Baltimore, on the 11th inst., of old age. She was a native of Germany, com ing to this country when quite young. Mrs. Wurzbacher is survived by one son, Mr. J. F. Wurzbacher, of Baltimore; one daughter, Mrs. Wm Green of Hyde’s; 27 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The funeral took place on Sunday at her late home, Rev. Dr. P. H. Hennighausen, pastor of St. Stephen’s Luther an Church, conducting the services. The pall bearers were F. J. Wurzbacher, A. H. Wurz bacber, J. L. Wurzbacher, J. F. Wurzbacher, E. W. Green and E. L. Green, all grandsons of the deceased. Suter.—Mr. Charles Lytle, of White Hall, received a telegram on Monday informing him of the death of his aunt, Mrs. Mary L. Suter, of Williamsport, Pa., where she had resided for the pa3t ten years. She was 75 years of age and until she removed to Williamsport bad been a resident of Black Horse. She was twice married. Her first husband was the late Charles Rutledge, and her second husband was the late Dauiel Bnter. Before her marriage she was a Miss Hughes, a descendant of a well known family of White Hall. Turnbaugh.-Mre. Emma Mays Turnbaugh, wife of Mr. Edward G. Turnbaugh, of Here ford, died Saturday afternoon, after several months’ illness.aged 39 years. She was a daugh ter of Mr. R. Harry Mays and leaves several children. She is also survived by the follow ing brothersandsislers: Messrs. Blaine,George, Irving and Albert Mays, Mrs. Wilmer Thomp son, Mrs. Wm. Burns, Mrs. Howard Miller and Miss Hester Mays. Home Rule for Roland Park.—Minus a Mayor, City Council, Board of Estimates, Water Board, political boss, ward executives, saloons and other appurtenances, Roland Park is a settlement where each resident has equal rights, says the Baltimore Sun. It is a con tract ruled city. Its constitution, by-laws and bill of rights is the contract which the prop erty holder makes with the Roland Park Com pany when he buys a lot in that “settlement.” This fact has been brought closely to public attention recently by the movement to trans fer the com pany's authority to the Civic League, an association of property holders which is to do the governing in the future. Those who live there say the company’s gov ernment has succeeded. No one could buy a lot in Roland Park unless Mr. Bradstreet or someone could vouch for his financial ability. The house he builds must be of value to cor respond with the ones originally built, and the original ones were not shanties by any means. Thu 9 each happy family sat summer evenings on the front porch of a comfortable villa. The villa, by the contract, had to be artistically fitted The company’s architect, by the con tract, has power to approve or disapprove any plans. Being in Baltimore county, the property owners get tax bills from the County Commis sioners,but further than removing the garbage, ligbtiDg|the streets and sending an occasion al policeman, the county meddles no further with “The Park,” and the residents seek no undue attentions. Only four roads—Falls, Wyndhurst.Cold Spring and Roland-areowned by the county. All of the others in "The Park” are the property of the company, and to them is all power and command. The company keeps them in repair and uses any kind of ma terial desired. In the contract the company is allowed to levy taxes—on plat 1, 25 cents a year a front foot, and on plat 2 and 3, 20 cents for each 100 square feet of the lot. The company is not al lowed to collect over $13,000 a year. With this money in hand the company is the board of estimates, and to Mr. Edward H. Bouton, president of the company, falls the task of spending it. A sewerage system and disposal plant, an electric lighting and water system, policemen and other facilities are fur nished for this money. Plans Adopted for the New Catonsvllle School Building.—At a meeting of the Bchool Board on Wednesday plans for the new High School building in Catonsville, to cost about #55.000, were finally settled upon. The design submitted bv Mr. William A. Ehlers, of Ca tousville, of the firm of Ehlers & Wagner, was selected. There were three sets of plans sub mitted by architects. The Board, by an arrangement with a com mittee of citizens of Catonsville, left the selec tion of the plans entirely with Mr. E. F. Bald win, of the firm of Baldwin & Pennington, well known Baltimore architects These are admirable in every detail, being of the Elizabetbian style of architecture. The bqilding will be constructed of granite, with slag roof, and will have a frontage of 128 feet on Frederick avenue and a depth of 85 feet. There will be five exits, which will provide the greatest facility for emptying the school, and the stairways will be provided with handrails ou either side The building will be two stories and basement. There will be 14 class-rooms, each about 24x30 feet; teachers’ rooms, lava lories and an assembly room 45x70, with a seating capacity of 600. The building will be heated by hot water steom. An abundance of light is provided for each room, and the ventilation will be of the proper kind. Insurance Companies Won the Case.— In theCircuitCourton Thursday Judge Duncan rendered a decision in the case of the Home In surance Company, of New York, and the Mutu al Fire Insurance Company, of Montgomery county, Maryland, against Mary A. 8. Owings, awarding the Home company $736 84 and tne Montgomery company $263 16. The amounts are to be paid by Mrs. Owings from money she received in settlement of her suit against the United Electric Light and Power Company and the Consolidated Gas, Electric Light and Power Company for damages for the destruction of her house and furniture on De cember 20,1905, by reason of defective wiring. Mrs. Owings received $2,000 from these com panies and paid her attorney, Mr. William Col ton, SI,OOO The insurance companies had policies on the house and furniture and paid Mrs. Owings the amounts of their policies. These policies con tained wbat is known as the “subrogation clause,” which says that if the insured has a right against any person or corporation for the destruction of their property such right shall be assigned to the companies. By virtue of this provision the insurance com panies claimed the money received by Mrs. Owings from the electric light companies and filed a bill for its enforcement. When Mrs. Owings received the money from the insurance companies she refused to sign the receipts sent her, which receipts contained the subrogation clause. It was argued by Mr. Colton that in asmuch as the insurance companies accepted altered receipts—without the subrogation clause —that this constituted a waiver on their parti to any claim for the money received by Mrs. Owings from the electric companies. Judge Duncan holds that the waiver is not made out by the proof submitted. Messrs. Whitelock & Fowler represented the Home company and Mr. Thomas B. Hull the Mutual company. Letters Revoked in the Ruby Will Mat ter _On Tuesday, in the Baltimore County Orphans’ Court, an order was passed revoking the letters granted to Mr. John H. Grill on the estate of the late Annie E. Ruby, of Towson, and appointing Mrs. Lillie R. Odell, the only child of Mrs. Ruby, administratrixpendente lite of her mother’s estate. An appeal was taken • by Mr Grill. , . , Mrs. Ruby left a will, which was admitted to probate, appointing Mr. Grill executor and trustee. By the terms of the will, after the payment of certain specific bequests, the resi ! due of Mrs. Ruby’s property was left to Mr. ; Grill in trust for Mrs. Odell. The trust was ar ' ranged in such away that Mrs. Odell’s hus band, Mr. George E. Odell, should not receive anv of the property. ... [ Mrs. Odell filed a caveat to her mother a will, through Attorney Z. Howard Isaac, and also ' asked that letters granted to Mr. Grill be re ’ voked. Mrs. Odell claims that a great deal of • the cash (about $14,000) left by her mother, belonged to her father, the late William H. Ruby? and that she, as the only heir-at-law, 11 i entitled to the property. ' The caveat proceedings have not been deter j mined. Issues have been sent to the Circuit 1 Court for trial. . „ „ . , „ A paper wa9 presented to the Orphans Court on Tuesday, signed by all the beneficianei - named in Mrs. Ruby's will, stating that the . will should be revoked and requesting the ap t pointment of Mrs. Odell, administratrix. j Private Sale of a Farm.— Mr. Frank H. i Zouck has sold his fine Meadow Park Farm, e situated in the 4th district, near Reisterstown, to Mr Joseph D. Royer, of Charlestown, Va., t for $20,000. The place contains2l6 acres and is i well improved. Mr. Zouck sold all the person. ! al property on the farm on Wednesday,March 3 # DEATHS. -Tributes. Ac.. lO Cents Per Line.— DIGGS.—At Catonsville, March 13. Charles Fran cis. in the 83d year of his age, husband of Ca- HlLL?—March Rk Lelia Jane Hill, wife of Elijah Hill, at her late residence, Govanstown. Md. LARMOUK.—March 11. at Tuguegarao, Island of Luzon, Philippine Islands. Joseph Lough, in the 2Ctb year of his age, only son of Rev. John Worralland Mary Griswold Larmour.ot Upper Falls, Baltimore county. _ _ QUlCK.—Suddenly, March 15, at Gardenville, Belair road, George Quick, in his 52d year. RAMIA.—At Canton, March 12, Mary. aged 61 years and 5 months, widow of Albert Ramia. STORM.—In Baltimore, March 18, after a long illne;8. Juliette R.. only daughter of the late Samuel P. and Rebecca R. Storm, of Baltimore county. SUTER.—March 15. at Williamsport. Pa., Mary L. Suter, widow of Daniel Suter, of White Hall, Md., aged 75 years. THOMAS.—Xn Baltimore, March 15. after a pain ful illness. Elizabeth A. Thomas, wife of the late Joseph O. Thomas and daughter of the late Sarah and Frederick Colhouer. .... , TROXELL.—March 13,at the homeof his daugh ter, in Baltimore. Philip Nunemaker Troxell, T U HN S RAUGHL—March 13, Mrs.E.G.Turnbaugh, aged 39 years and 8 months, wife of Edward G. Turnbaugh and daughter of R. Harry Mays. WATKINS. —At Belfast, Baltimore county, March 13, Sarah Elizabeth, wife of Columbus Watkins and daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Delcamp. WINKS.—At his home on the Old Harford road, Baltimore county, March 17, Capt. John W. Winks, aged 85 years. WURZBACHER—March 11. Metta, wife of the late John Wurzbacher, In her 84th year. YE ATM AN.—March 18, at Lauraville, Millard I„ aged 10 years, son of Clara and the late Millard Yeatman. SIELING.—At a meeting of the Board of Trus tees of Gatch Church, Raspeburg, the follow ing tribute of respect was adopted: We. the members of the Trustee Board of Gatch Methodist Episcopal Church have heard of the sudden and tragic death of our brother and colleague, Charles A. Sibling, and desire to express our profound appreciation of his ser vice while one of our number; to give expres sion to the sorrow we keenly feel in our loss, and to convey to the family our heartfelt sym pathy in this their hour of sore bereavement; place on record— First—Our humble submission to the will of God wbicb, in its sovereignty and wisdom, has called our co-laborer from our midst to join the multitudes who have gone before, believing that the wisdom of Providence overrules man’s plans, and that what He does is for the general well-being of His children. Second—To register our sincere appreciation of his excellent worth as a man and a member of our Board, and deplore our loss of hie valuable counsel in matters pertaining to the best inter ests of the church. Third—To tender the bereaved family our sin cere sympathy in their sorrow and pray they may be comforted |by the comfort wherewitn He is able to comfort all who, overwhelmed by life’s sorrow, turn to God for belp. Fourth—Be it resolved, that a copy of these resolutions be spread upon tbe minutes, a copy sent to the press for publication and a copy sent to the bereaved family. Rev. E. P. Fellenbaum, President. Alex. McCormick, Secretary Board of Trustees. ROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, TOW SON, MD.— lncorporated 1891.—BEAU TIFULLY SITUATED, COMMANDING FINE VIEWS OF BURROUNDING COUNTRY; HIGH AND DRY; CHOICE LOCATIONS: LOTS ALL SIZES. Address the SECRETARY OF THE COMPANY. Towson. Md. gjegal llcrtices. Emanuel W. Herman, Attorney at Law, Builders’ Exchange. Bldg., Baltimore, and Piper Building, Towson, Md. JN THE ORPHANS’ COURT OF BALTI MORE COUNTY. ORDERED, by the Orphans’ Court ot Balti more county, this 9th day of March, 1909, that the sale of the real estate of Samuel ColllDgs, de ceased, made by William 8. Coliings. the sur viving Executor of the last will and testament of the said deceased, and this day reported to this court by the said surviving Executor, be ratified and confirmed, unless cause be shown to the contrary. On or before the sth day of April, 1909, Provided a copy of this order be Inserted In some weekly newspaper, printed and published in Baltimore county, once in each of thrde succes sive weeks, before the said sth day of April, 1909. The report states the amount of sales to be $3,000.00. MELCHOR HOSHALL, 1 E. CLINTON TRACEY. 1-Judges. H. SEYMOUR PIERSOL,) True Copy—Test: WILLIAM J. PEACH, Register of Wills for Baltimore county. Mch. 13 —It W. Ashbie Hawkins, Attorney at Law, 397 Bt. Paul Street, Baltimore, Md. IN THE ORPHANS’ COURT OF BALTI MORE COUNTY. ORDERED, by the Orphans’ Court of Balti more county, this 9th day of March, 1909, that that the sale of tbe leasehold estate of Archi bald H. Camper, John E. T. Camper, Douglas J. Camper and Tryphena M. Camper, infants, made by Mary J. Camper, guardian of said infants, and this day reported to this court by the said Guardian, be ratified and confirmed, unless cause be shown to the contrary, On or before the sth day of April, 1909 ; Provided a copy of this order be inserted in some weekly newspaper, printed and published in Baltimore county, once in each of three succes sive weeks, before the said sth day of April, 1909. The report states the amount of sales to be $175.00. MELCHOR HOSHALL. 1 E. CLINTON TRACEY. H. SEYMOUR PIERSOL, \ True Copy—Test: WILLIAM J. PEACH. Register of Wills for Baltimore county. Mob. 13-4 t W. Bill Bmith, Attorney at Law, Second Na tional Bank Building, Towson, Md. TO CREDITORS. THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE, That the subscri ber has obtained from the Orphans’ Court of Baltimore county, letters testamentary on tho estate of JOHN T. B. PARLETT, lateof said countydeceased. All personshaving claims against the said estate are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with tbe vouchers thereof, to the subscriber, On or before the 9th day of September, 1909; They may otherwise by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate. Those indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate pay ment. Given under my hand this 4th day of March. 1999. W. GILL SMITH, Mch. 6—4t*l Executor. I r. Bill Smith, Attorney at Law, Second Na tional Bank Building, Towson, Md. TO CREDITORS. THIB IS TO GIVE NOTICE, That the subscri ber has obtained from the Orphans’ Court of Baltimore county letters testamentary on the estate of FREDERICK F. PETERS, late of said county, deceased. All persons having claims against the said estate are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with tbe vouchers thereof, to the subscriber. On or before the 9th day of September, 1909 ; They may otherwise oy law ne excluded from all benefit of said estate. Those Indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate pay ment. Given under my hand this 4th day of March, 1909. GERTRUDE H. BORK. Mch. 6—4t*] Executrix. Joshua G. Bosley, Attorney at Law, Piper Building, Towson, Md. ’VTOTICE TO CREDITORS. THIB IS TO GIVE NOTICE, That the subscri ber has obtained from the Orphans’ Court of Baltimore county, letters of administration on the estate of ROBERT HALL. late of said county, deceased. All persons hav ing claims against the said estate are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof, to the subscriber. On or before the 9th day of September, 1909 ; They may otherwise by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate. Those indebted to said estate are requested to make Immediate pay ment. Given under my hand this 4th day of March, 1909. HENRIETTA HALL. Mcb.B—4t*l Administratrix. C. Ross Maee, Attorney, 232 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, Md. TO CREDITORS. THIB IS TO GIVE NOTICE, That the subscri ber has obtained from the Orphans’ Court of Baltimore county letters of administration c. t. a. ° D th JOHN tO VOLKMAN (OR VOGTMAN.) late of said county, deceased. All persons hav ing claims against the said estate are hereby warned to exhibit tbe same, with the vouohen thereof, to the subscriber, On or before the 2d day of September, 1909 ; They may otherwise by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate. Those indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate pay ment. Given under my hand this 25th day of February, 1909. JOHN VOGTMAN, Feb. 27— 4t*l Administrator c. t. a. TO CREDITORS. THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE, That the subscri ber has obtained from the Orphans’ Court of Baltimore county, letters of administration on the estate of JOHN G . bRENDEL, late of said county, deceased. All persons having claims against the said estate are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof, to the subscriber. On or before the 2d day of September, 1909; They may otherwise by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate. Those indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment. Given under my hand this 25th day of February, 1909. ANNA M. DARLING, Feb. 27—4t*l Administratrix. TO CREDITORS. THIS IS TO GIV E NOTICE, That the subscri bers have obtained from the Orphans' Court of Baltimore county, letters of administration c. t. a. on the estate of ' HENRY AMREIN, late of said county, deceased. All persons hav ing claims against the said estate are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof, to the subscribers. On or before the 2d day of September, 1909; They may otherwise by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate. Those indebted to said estate are requested to make Immediate pay ment. Given under our hands this 25th day of February. 1909. CHARLES AMREIN. Feb. 27—4t*l Administrators c. t. a. TjlOR SALE. CEDAR AND LOCUST POSTS. Apply by mail or in person Saturdays U> m beatty ’ Mch. 6—3t*J Glenarm, lid.