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TOWSON, Md. Saturday, - - March 27,1909. LONGNECKER BROS., Editors and Proprietors. $ I.SO per annum—in advance, Pontage pre paid. .Vo Kubncription taken for leen than nix monthn. Sire ft P. PHONE—TOWSOH 211 JET LOCAL ITEMS. S ILKS ADTIKTISKU IV "IHE VTi'.t'S.’ Wednesday, March 31, by Anna M. Kahler, ad minlstratrlz of Joseph Kahler, on Franklin avenue, 1# 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. bugules, harness, etc. Wednesday, March 31. at Goodwin's Stables, in Keisterstown. horses, mules, cows, vehicles, 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. Pariett resided at the time of bis death. Monday, April 5, by J. Howard Fox and W. Gill Smith, trustees, on the premises, desirable real estate at Perry Hall. Uth district. Monday. April 5, by George H. Willis and Ed ward G. Baetjer, administrators, on the Morton Place, Hillen road, opposite Arling ton avenue, antique furniture, pictures, horses, carriages, harness, household ef fects, etc. 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. Wednesday, April 7, by Elmer J. Cook, antorney for the owners, on the premises, the proper ty known as Grange Hall, on West Allegany avenue, Towson. Thursday. April 8, by C. Devries, agent, near Rogers Station. Green Spring Valley, horses and cattle, O. I. C. hogs, wagons, farm im plements. etc.; also, the household effects of Harry E. Blair. Tuesday. April 8, by W. Gill Bmitb, assignee, at the Court House door, 15 acres of land at Hereford, 7th district. Wednesday. April 14. by Alex. R. Mitchell, trus tee, at the Court House door, a farm of 85 acres on the county road leading from tne York turnpike to Monkton. ♦ Wednesday. April 14, by D. G. Mclntosh trustee, at the Caurt House door, leasehold property in Govanstown. Monday, April 19, by Richard Bernard, attorney, on the premises, a large frame dwelling near Woodbrook Station. Md. ft Pa. Railroad. Tuesday, April 20, by J. H. Keplinger and H. J. Broening, trustees, on the premises, dwell log house property on the south side of Ham ilton ave., Hamilton. Harford road. 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 mohe County Union. If they fail to give such order the business may be diverted into other channels. —* Next Thursday will be the first day of April and then spring will be here for sure. —* The Eikridge Hounds will meet at Loch Raven at 4 30p. M.,on Wednesday next, March 31st, to participate in a drag. —► Good lime to clean up about your prem ises ; also to apply the whitewash brush. Can’t well do too much of the latter. —The new reservoir of the Baltimore Coun ty Water and Electric Company is now in course of construction at Towson —► The jury decided against the York turn pike on Monday aud the suspension of toll collections at three of the gates was ordered —* A Massachusetts storekeeper has a sign in his window that reads tbusly : “Man is made of dust. Dust settles. Are you a man?” —* At the end of last week sixty three per sons were confined in jail at Towson—an unu soaily large number of inmates for this in stitution. —► Mrs. Sparks, wife of Mr. Reverdy Sparks, of Sparks’ Station, N. C. R. R , sustained a fractured elbow a few days ago by falling down a flight of steps. —► Corn planting in Baltimore county will be in full blast next month. An experienced farmer says the last of April to the Ist of May is the right time. k. —And two mules dragged it back very much disfigured but able to “mote” at a slow pace. This joyriding is like what Sherman said about war—only more so. —► The list of yearly applicants for liquor licenses will be published in The Union next weak—April 3d. The last day for filing appli cations is Thursday, April Ist. —*lt is reported that Mrs. A. M. Hawkins has sold her hotel property at Glencoe. N. C. R. R., to a Mr. McLaughlin, of Baltimore, who will conduct it as a summer resort —* Thursday was Maryland Day—the 275th anniversary of the State's birth. It was duly celebrated despite the efforts of the elements to make it as disagreeable as possible. —* John Mack, of Towson. and Alexander Williams, of Mount Washington, colored men, have been adjudged insane and ordered to be confined in an asylum by the court. —►The Alert Volunteer Fire Company has paid off the mortgage on its property on the Belair road and now the members are happy. They will celebrate the event in due season. —►The members of the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club bad fine sport in their two days’ bunt at Chestertown lust week. There were sixteen in the party, among them several ladies. —►The Baltimore Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church will meet in Broadway Church, Baltimore, on Wednesday next, March 31st. Bishop Hamilton will preside. —A family of Seventbday Adventists live on one of the R F. D. routes going out from Towson. They observe Saturday as a day of rest and pay little or no attention to the ortho dox Sunday. —►There was plenty of ice on standing water in Towson on Monday morning last and the mercury was down to twenty. The biting wind of that (jay and the next was anything but springlike % —The Gardenville Savings Association was incorporated this week by Messrs. Peter Weilbrenner, John F. Thomas. Charles W. Huuecke and Henry C. Mackie. The capital stock is $150,000. —A boxcar loaded with baled hay was en tirely consumed at Parkton a few days ago. The fire was first noticed at Bentley Springs and is supposed to have been caused by spon taneous combustion. —► By the quarterly distribution of the Btate public school tax, made by the Comptroller on the 19th instant. Baltimore county schools will receive $22,513 77. The total distribution amounted to $300,000. —►A store at Emigsville, N. C. R. R., was burned by sparks from a passing engine fall ing upon the roof. The proprietors sued the company for $7,500 damages and a jury at York awarded them $5,000. —►The first day of spring was one of bright sunshine—albeit rather too cold for comfort — but the promised snow of the weather bureau did not show up. At Richmond, Va., snow fell to the depth of 4 inches. —►Col. D. G. Mclntosh and Mr. Edward N. Rich, trustees, have sold the Painter estate, north of Pikesville, to Dr. Theodore Cooke, of Baltimore,for $42,500. The place contains 211 acres and is finely improved. —►The late Mr Daniel Rider, whose death occurred at his home in Baltimore last week, left a personal estate of about SIOO,OOO, the bulk of which goes to bis family. Mr. Rider was a commission merchant. —►Major J. G. Pangborn delivered a highly entertaining lecture at the Confederate Soldiers’ Home, Pikesville, on Thursday night, on "Some Far Away People.” Proceeds for the benefit of St. Mark’s P. E. Church. —►The Maryland Telephone Company is removing its instruments from the suburbs of Baltimore, and it is evident its service is to be much curtailed. The service in the Towson Court House was cut out this week. —►The Cub Hill Hotel, on the Harford road, will go into the hands of its owner, Mr. Philip A. Deßaugh, on the Ist of May next, when his son, Mr Oliver Deßaugh, who has conducted the house for several years, will retire. —►Don’t forget Rev. DeWitt M. Benham’a stereopticon lecture on “A Horseback Ride from Damascus to Jerusalem” in Marble Hill Hall, Bth district, on Tuesday night next, March 30tb. commencing at 8 o’clock. —►Woods fires frequently occur in the spring and often serious damage has been done by them in this county. In burning brush and other rubbish people should take no chances of starting a serious conflagration. —wThe second annual banquet of Roslyn Grange, P. of H., will be held in the hall at Randallstown. on Thursday. April Ist. This Grange is increasing rapidly in membership and much interest is manifested in its meetings. —►AH the damage wrought by the great snow storm of March 4lh has not yet been re paired and telephonic communication in some sections of the country has not been re estab lished. causing much inconvenience in some instances. —►County Surveyor Dnllenberg, under the direction of State’s Attorney Bussey, this week made a plat of the scene of the murder of Re gina Reed, at Mt. Washington, for which crime Mueller, the alleged perpetrator, is now in jail at Towson. „ , „ —►The Baltimore Conference of the Metho dist Episcopal Church South commenced its annual session in St. Paul’s Church, Baltimore, on Wednesday and will continue a week. Many Baltimore county people are attending the sessions. —►Mr. Thomas S. Brady, who some time ago purchased the Price place, on the Hillen road southeast of Towson, is making a num ber of improvements that add very much to its appearance. Mr. Brady formerly lived in Green Spring Valley. —The annual meeting of the board of di rectors of the Maryland Steel Company was held in Philadelphia on the 19th instant when all the officers were reelected, including Mr. F W. Wood, president, and Mr. Rufus K. Wood, general agent. —► Mr. John H. England died very suddenly of heart disease at his home. Raspeburg. Belair road, on Tuesday last He was 30 years of age and unmarried Mr. England was a clerk in the Pennsylvania R. R office, Calvert and Centre.Btreets, Baltimore. —Mr. Henry Macatee, one of the oldest citizens of the upper end of Harford county, died at bis home, near St. Mary’s Church, a few days ago, aged 77 years. lie was known as “Blind Henry,” he having lost bis sight from an attack of measles when be was a small boy —► A dog poisoner has been operating at Govanstown in the last few days, and much in dignation is felt because of his work. Why don’t the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals take this matter up? It is about time that somebody was punished for such acts of brutality —Tbe Oriole baseball team for the coming season commenced work this week and it looks good The first exhibition game will be played with the team of tbe Walbrook Athletic Club at Oriole Park, Saturday afternoon, April 3d. Several new faces will be seen among the Otioles this year. Many people in tbe 2d district are com plaining because tbe telephone companies don't get their lines in working order. Once this service is interfered with in any way then the patrons begin to see how really bad off they are without it, and wonder how they got along before they had it. —► Mr. John Pleasants was the purchaser of Mrs. Henry C. Bmith’s country place at Rux ton. N C. R R.. known as “Glengariff.” It contains 151 acres and the price paid was $22,- 000 Mr Pleasants, who is Clerk of one of the courts in Baltimore, is a son of the late J. Hall Pleasants, of Woodbrook. —*The large room in tbe Lee Building, Towson, that is being improved for tbe use of John Eager Howard Council, Jr. O. U. A. M. will be ready for occupancy by the first Wed nesday in April. Messrs Wright and Francis are doing tbe carpenter work and Messrs. Stet ser ft Shock the painting. —A farmers’ institute corn special, in charge of Director William L. Amoss, will be run over the B. & O Railroad, leaving Balti more, Thursday, April Ist, at 9 a. m., going as far as Hagersto'wn and stopping at 15 of tbe most important stations for lectures on corn growing All will be welcome. —►Gossips say that among the wedding pres ents of Miss Harriet Brown, soon to be married to a New Yorker, will be a thirteen thousand dollar touring car from Mr. Oscar G. Murray, president of the B. &O.R. R. Company. Miss Brown is a daughter of General Alexander Brown, tbe well known banker. —Rev. Dr. James T Lassell, a retired minister of the Methodist Protestant Church, died at bis home on the Old Pimlico road, on Wednesday last, aged 73 years. He was a na tive of Chestertown, Md., and served in the Confederate army during the Civil War. Three sons and two daughters survive him. —►Governor Crothers has announced that, he will call the proposed conference of the Couuty Commissioners of the 23 counties of the State for 10 A. m., April 21st. The purpose of the conference is to discuss the question of local roads, maintenance and repairs, with tbe view of securing uniformity of methods. —► The acid thrower that has been causing tbe Baltimore police so much trouble, was ar rested on Monday. He proves to be Charles J. Cooper, a freight brakeman on the Western Maryland R. R., and a very innocent looking fellow who has a wife and children. He says tbe devil forced him to do it. Evidently “daffy.” —Evidently the devil has been working overtime lately. Leutbecker says it was he that made him assault Mr. and Mrs, Clautice. of the Old Harford road, with a briar scythe, and Cooper,tbe vitriol thrower, says his Satanic Majesty was urging him on his work. If this thing keeps up the insane asylums will have to be enlarged —* It is gratifying to know that Judge Dun can made short work on Thursday of Attorney Harry B Wolf in bis effort to get Joseph John Mueller, tbe man accused of murdering Regina Reed, at Mt. Washington, out of jail under a writ of babas corpus. After hearing the testi mony of several witnesses the court remanded the prisoner for trial. —Mr. George J. Clautice and wife, who were murderously assaulted last week by John Leutbecker, who attacked them with a briar scythe, are recovering at their home on the Old Harford road. It is believed that their assail ant was made insaue by reading a book on spiritualism. Mr Clautice is 71 years of age and bis wife a little younger. —* A man said on Monday that Baltimore city cannot construct a storage lake in West ern Run Valley if it wanted to because that stream is one of tbe main tributaries to the Gunpowder and its waters must continue to flow as they do now. But no one seriously believes that the basin of tbe Western Run will form the bed of the greatstorage reservoir. —►Firemen’s day is going to be a big day in Towson. It is expected that several thousand strangers will be here to enjoy the parade and hear tbe bands play. Wednesday, May 6tb, will be the day and you don’t wan’t to forget tbe date Tbe convention will meet in the Court House at 10 am., and there will be something doing all the balance of the day aud night. —►The very heavy pressure on the adver tising columns of The Union last week made it necessary for us to omit considerable matter intended for that issue of the paper. With our local letters it is sometimes a case of “first come first served,” which means that the be lated ones are crowded out by a rush of adver tising matter late in the week that must be inserted. —► Farmers and dairymen should not forget tbe first practical demonstration of tbe tuber culin test to take place at the State Experiment Station at College Park, Thursday and Friday, April Btb and 9th. These tests will offer an especially good opportunity for young men on farms to gain some valuable information at comparatively little cost and they should not miss it. —► Mr. Achilles Ford, for many years active in Democratic politics in the old 12tb district of Baltimore county, died on Wednesday, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John P. Foley, in Baltimore, aged 64 years. Mr. Ford’s family owned valuable property in the vicinity of Brehm’s brewery and in his younger days he was a great lover of horses aud owned several good ones. —►Speaking about planting potatoes a gen tleman said in The Union office on Monday : “Never plant potatoes in May if you expect to get a crop. I have tried it often and I know whereof 1 speak. I have planted potatoes as late as July 4tb and raised fine crops. You will be more certain to get a crop if planted early in July than in May, which seems to be a fatal month for potatoes.” —lt is earnestly hoped that some one will win the reward being offered by the County Commissioners for tbe arrest and conviction of the person or persons that robbed the house of Mr. Thomas V. Richardson, near Phoenix, on tbe 28th of January last. The perpetrators of such crimes should not be permitted to go un punished, and it is a reflection on the police de partment of the county if they are not appre hended. —►The trip of the Good Roads Commission from Baltimore to Belair last week—going by tbe Belair road and returning by tbe Harford road—was in some respects an eventful one as the automobiles used by tbe gentlemen of tbe party showed the various stunts they are capa ble of. Anyway, they got back safely, but tbe main question, "Which of the two is to be the road,” seems as far from settlement as ever. It may be weeks yet before a decision is ar rived at. —*A good many people complain about prisoners and insane people in the hands of tbe law officers being carried in the trolley cars between Towson and Baltimore. Often these people present disgusting sights that men can hardly endure, to say nothing of ladies and children. Surely a better way of doing this can be found, even if it should cost a few dol lars more. The only wonder to us is that the railroad company has not broken up the prac tice long ago. Mr. Mann Sets Himself Right on tbe Road Question. —In an interview a few days ago Mr. Henry P Mann, president of the Board of County Commissioners, said that the statement made that he is an advocate of the Belair road route from Baltimore to Belair is entirely wrong and that he never intimated nor suggested a preference for either the Belair or Harford routes. He further said : "I have remained entirely neutral on the subject of the selection of the routes to be im proved in the county I have contended that the proper thing to do would be to distribute the money whereby all turnpikes would be benefited by an equal distribution of the funds, but under the provisions of the law I under stand that the Commission is not permitted to distribute tbe money along the lines suggested, but must build one 'in and-out’ road through the county. “That being tbe case, there is no doubt in my mind that the Philadelphia road would be the most logical road to be determined on and ac cepted for improvement by the State Commis sion, as it is a through road on the eastern side of tbe county. It is one of the oldest turnpikes in the country, unincumbered by railway tracks or franchises of any kind, which tra verses or intersects tbe most populous part of Harford county. Forinstance.it passesthrough Perryman, Aberdeen and Havre de Grace and connects at the latter point with the old rail way bridge which is being reconstructed over tbe Susquehanna river by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company into a highway bridge, to connect with Perrvville on the Cecil county shore. The Philadelphia road is therefore the most advantageous route for selection.” Don’t Want Tenant to Use Barn.—Col- D. G. Mclntosh and Mr Arthur P. Shanklin, attorneys for Mr. and Mrs. Josiah A. Black lock, of Cub Hill, Harford road, on Wednes day filed a bill in the Circuit Court here against their tenant, Mr. Joshua Uehrmsnn, asking the court to restrain him from using the barn owned by Mr. and Mrs. Black lock. It is claimed by Mr. Gebrmann that under a lease he has the privilege of using the barn. Judge Duncan signed an order requiring Mr. Gebr mann to show cause on or before March 27th why an injunction should not be issued as prayed. White Hall,N. C. R. R —The funeral of Mrs. s ; Mary L. Suter, who died at Williamsport, Pa., i took place on Thursday morning from the home of her nephew, Mr. Charles Lytle. Ber- I vices were conducted by Rev. R. 8. Barnes, in j Vernon M. E Church. Interment in the ■ j church cemetery. The pall bearers were r ] Mesi-rs. Joseph Pearce, J. F. Wiley, James T. > Norris, James T. Alraony, Thomas L. Parrish i and C. C. Slade I Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Ridgely, of Baltimore, have been visiting Mrs. Ridgely’s parents, Mr. 1 and Mrs. Samuel W. Black, of this place. , Miss Celia Elliott has returned to her home i beie after spending the winter in Baltimore, i Mrs C. M Hosnall has been visiting rela tives and friends in Baltimore, i I Mr. William Dammyer has gone to Illinois, where he expects to make his future borne. Mrs. Samuel H. Black entertained thftWbite Hall Book Club at her home last Monday after noon. Those present were Mesdames Thomas L. Parrish, W. E. Anderson, Charles Hillay, Thomas Elliott, W. H. D Read, Thomas C. Hunter, James B. Luckey, Richard A.Remare, William P. Bosley, Herbert W. Ridgely, J. Leonard Slade, William E. Norris, John P. Mays and Misses Edith Black, Lulu Norris, Mildred Remare and Elizabeth Bosley. Rev. 8. M. Engle, pastor of the Bethel and White Hall Presbyterian churches, announced last Sunday at tbe former appointment that he had accepted a call to a church in Baltimore city. The resignation of Mr. Engle will be acted upon at a meeting to be held by the two churches, Sunday, April 4th. Mr. Engle came here from Berkley Springs and has successfully served in his present pastorate for three years. He has not disclosed the name of the church to which he has been called. Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Wise, of this place, are much interested ia poultry and while they have met with poor success in their early hatches, they are not discouraged. Out of two settings (30eggs) they were rewarded with two chicks. Fortunately both are living and give promise of doing well. Prof. Loose, of Baltimore, gave an illustrated song entertainment in West Liberty Church on Tuesday night. There is much sickness in tbe upper section of the county, mostly colds and grip, and the doctors are kept very busy and the school at tendance is much interfered with. Mr. aud Mrs. William H. Nelson gave a din ner at their home on Tuesday in honor of tbe twenty-third anniversary of their marriage. Mrs. Samuel W. Black, of White Hall, is visit ing her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Millard A. Black, or Norfolk, Va. Mr. Abijab Rosier, of White Hall, who lost one of bis chickens recently, laid it in a field and set four steel traps near it. Shortly after ward he went to look at tbe traps and found that three hawks had been caught. They measured from tip to tip, respectively, 3 feet 104 inches, 4 feet 1 inch and 4 feet 2 inches. E. Pleasant Hill, oth District.—The heavy snow storm of the 4th inst. was not without some happenings connected therewith that were quite amusing. A farmer started to the village store before the roads were well broken and upset his conveyance, spilling out his eggs, a considerable number of which were dam aged, thus making them unsalable. He care fully placed them on coldstorage, not think ing a vault in the drift would have been a safer place for their keeping until his return from the store. When be got back, to his surprise, some light-fingered gentry, or probably tbe crows, had relieved him of what he thought, with ham, would tickle his palate for supper. On Wednesday morning Mr. W. E Miller, one of our leading farmers, loaded up his marketing to bring it to the village for sale. He was driving a very spirited horse, whose notion of things is not always in accord with perfect safety. The horse became unmanagea ble and upset bis butter and eggs. When he reached the store he had 7 salable pounds of butter, and out of 18 dozen only 3 dozen eggs. Our farmers were much grieved at the treat ment they received from Uncle Sam’s quaran tine agents. Tbe agent at the railroad station refused to accent their calves for shipment when they were hauled there. Miss Helen Hoshall and Miss Maude E. Miller have been enjoying the sites in Wash ington, D. C. At Mr. Jasper Jones’ sale, near Walker Sta tion, hams brought 18 cents a pound and side pieces of bacon 14 cents. Mr. George Houseman, the village butcher, moved to Rayville on Thursday. We are sorry to lose our neighbor, but then he will not forget us when we want a good steak for breakfast. Ours is an up-to-date place in some respects. We have two baker wagons passing through the village three times a week and two butch ers who make their rounds sufficiently often to keep us well supplied with freeh meat. Farmers have been able to plow every month so far the past winter, and most of them have this work well under way. B. Mount Washington and Melvale.—The Parents and Teachers’ Club of Mt. Washing ton public school met on Friday, 19th, with the usual business meeting. Mrs. Rvland Sadler, president, and Miss Ella Logan, corres ponding secretary. Mr. A. 8. Cook, superin tendent of schools, gave a very interesting and profitable talk. Mr. Cook recently spent a week visiting tbe public schools in Indianapolis and Bt. Louis Miss Davis gave several violin solos that were greatly enjoyed, after which the meeting adjourned. Mr. Edmond J. Caltrider, who had been employed at Melvale Industrial School for the past eleven years, has resigned and will move, with his family, to Chicago. He has been suc ceeded by Mr. Charles Palhoun. “Uncle” Alex. Williams, an aged colored man of this place, became violently insane last week and after raising quite an excitement through the village he was finally overcome and quieted by several men and taken before Justice Murphy, at Mt. Washington station house, where he was kept for a day, and then taken to Towson jail, from whence he was committed to an insane asylum. Miss Lavinia A. Piersol, of Sunnvbrook, who spent a week with relatives in Baltimore and at Melvale, has returned to her home. Mrs. Sinclair, mother of Mr. Edward J. Sin clair, is ill with grip at the home of her son at Gypsy Hill. Mr. Richard H. Burns, who has rented “Cylburn,” the farm of Mrs. Jesse Tyson for several years, has retired from farming and disposed of bis stock and farming implements at public sale on Tuesday, 23d. The sale was well attended and fair prices were obtained. Mr. John V. LeMoyne has returned home from a visit to bis daughter, Mrs. Mcllvain, of Hubbard’s Woods, near Chicago, 111. Mr. Harry B. Johnson, assistant agent at Melvale Station, has been transferred to tbe telegraph force. He has been succeeded by Mr. T. Noel Hanson, of Baltimore. Mrs. R. L Piersol, of Melvale, and her three children, are visiting Mrs. A. E. Piersol, of Sunnybrook. L. Jacksonville and Sunnybrook, 10th Dis trict.—Last Sunday morning after Rev. H. Medley Price, pastor of Ashland Presbyterian Church, had preached an eloquent sermon to a large congregation at Chestnut Grove Presby terian Church, a congregational meeting was held when Rev. Mr. McNeil, a recent graduate of Princeton University, was elected and called to the pastorate of the church, which he ac cepted. Chestnut Grove Church has been without a pastor since Rev. W. L. Scbmalhorst accepted a call to a church in the vicinity of Philadelphia. The new pastor will preach regularly each Sunday morning at Chestnut Grove and at Fallston in the afternoon. The entertainment for the benefit of Chest nut Grove Church, which was to have been held March sth, was postponed till Friday evening, April 2d, at 8 o’clock. It will be held in Sweet Air Hall, which will be made attractive for the occasion, and will consist of music, recitations and a play entitled “The Heart of A Hero.” Talent has been secured and it is hoped the un dertaking will be well patronized. The new dwelling adjoining the store build ing of Mr. and Mrs. William Wesley, at Sunny brook. has been completed. It is very neat and adds much to the comfort of their family. There will be preaching at St. John’s Eng lish Lutheran Church, near Sweet Air, by the pastor, Rev. 0. E. Swinehart, next Sunday afternoon, March 28th, and also at 8 o’clock at night. Miss Agnes Nau conducted the Christian En i deavor service at Chestnut Grove Church last i Sunday night. Rev. O. E. Swinehart and wife, who live at i Perry Hall, are visiting Mr. John Burk and his i sister, Miss Anna Burk, near Sweet Air. The cause of the death of young Lins, re ported in The Union last week, was empyema, and not eczema, as incorrectly given. i Miss Mamie Snitker, of Baltimore, is visiting Misses Anna and Ollie Burk, near Sweet Air. Miss Ethel Pocock, who was visiting rela i lives in the city, has returned to her home at Blenheim M. Perry Hall, 11th District.—Although it is ' three weeks since the destructive storm of March 4th, still we are without telephone com munication with Baltimore. There is a gang of men working toward Baltimore from Belair , and have succeeded in reaching this place. The damage to both wires and poles is so great that it takes much time to eet them in shape again. ! Mr. John C. Halbert, a well known farmer of this place, met with a serious accident on , Friday of last week. While leading a horse attached to a cart the horse made a sudden r plunge over a little stream of water. Mr. Hal bert was caught between the shaft of the cart | and a fence post, the shaft puncturing him in the side, crushing several ribs. Dr. H. T. Har ' rison was hastily summoned and ordered Mr. ‘ Halbert sent at once to St. Joseph's Hospital, ■ where he is resting as well as could be expected. ’ The Good Roads Commission, accompanied , by a delegation from the Belair road, passed ' through Perry Hall on Thursday of last week and was warmly greeted by the residents of this place, as well as those of the entire route. Although it appeared in tbe Baltimore papers , of that date that twogentlemen, in speaking at Hamilton Hall the night before the inspection -of the road, said that the tramps would not t even travel the Belair road, and that it only ; grows mosquitoes, still the Commission risked i it all. However, there happened to be several ) tramps on the road that particular day. No s doubt thev too had heard that it was to be the s gala day for the Belair road and decided to - turn out. But the mosquitoes were not seen on i that day. Perhaps they were blown west by tbe 9 winds and frightened by the waving flags and the noise of the tin horns. A. Monkton, N. C. R. R —Mr. Sarah Slade, , | widow of John Brown Slade, died at her resi i I dence at Corbett, last Monday evening at 7 - 1 o’clock, aged 87 years and 17 days Mrs Slade i ! survived her husband 58 years. Shewasalife ; j long resident of the Manor, having lived for a i i number of years in a small still stand , l ing. on the old Slade homestead. The Slade i i property is now owned by Mr. T. Melville ! Pearce. Mrs. Slade purchased a farm, near , I Civ nraalita M. E. Church, and lived there over . j thirtv years. A few years ago failiug health caused her to sell the farm to Mr. Howard Nelson and remove to Corbett. Mrs. Slade is survived by three sons and one daughter The sons are C. Carroll Slade, of Sweet Air; Wm. Thomas Slade and former Commissioner John V. Slade. The daughter is Miss Mary E. Slade. Left a widow when her children were mere babies Mrs. Slajle made a noble struggle to rear them and succeeded, leaving the testimony of a strong, noble character to her children as a heritage. The funeral took place from St. | James P. E. Church, at 12 o’clock m. on Thurs ! day. Rev. James F Plummer, rector, assisted by Rev. Wm. D. Beall, of Monkton Church, read the service for the dead. The music was in charge of Mrs. Estelle Pearce, organist of St. James choir. Tbe pall-bearers were Mtssrs. Samuel Parker, Joshua Nelson, William D. Curry, Alex. Guthrie, Wm. Pearce and Clinton E Matthews. Captain and Mrs. John S. Markoe and son returned to their country home last week, after spending tbe winter in Baltimore. Capt. Markoe, who is a natural machinist, having successfully transferred a gasoline engine into a traction engine, has now purchased an auto mobile that be runs with much skill. It is hoped the Manor horses and ladies will soon become accustomed to the auto. It is the first of its kind in this section of country as a per manent fixture. Miss Dorothy Tait, of Baltimore, is a guest of Miss Bettie Cockey, at Harmony Hall. Mies Tait is an expert horsewoman and has one of her beautiful mounts with her. Mr. Sidney Waters and Master JacohPearce have gone to Howard county for a few days. In digging a grave in the extra lot-secured by Mr. Henry C. Hutchins in St. James’ Cem etery, to remove the body of Mrs. Hutchins, who was recently buried, human bones and two brass buttons, buried there over one hundred years ago, were dug up. The bones and buttons are supposed to have belonged to a soldier. Mrs. Hutchins’ remains were re moved on Wednesday to their last resting place. The family of Rev. W. D. Beall, of Monkton, are all suffering from grip. Mr. Thomas Pearce, a well known farmer of this neighborhood, had the misfortune last week to lose one of his most valuable horses from a mouth disease. All his other horses have been similarly affected, but his mules have escaped. It is said they are not susceptible to the disease. A gentleman of this neighborhood drives a pair of horses that made exceptionally good time on a trip to Baltimore on Tuesday or this week. He left the Manor at 8 am., reached Baltimore at 11 a. m., left the 2100 block on Bolton street at 20 minutes of 3, and was at home 20 minutes after 5 the same day. H. Gardenville, 14th District —Miss Mary Woods was given a surprise party by her friends, in honor of her 19th birthday, March 16th. The evening was very enjoyablv passed in playing games, dancing, singing and eating. Among those present were Misses Mary, Annie and Theresa Collins, Lulu and Mary Kinlein, Carrie Woods, Mrs. George Staff, Mrs. Edward Ackermann, Mr. and Mrs. Schatzsnider and Messrs. Harry Jones, Frederick Reaver, of Philadelphia, and William Harrison, of Bos ton. The house was tastefully decorated with palms and ferns. Miss Woods received many nandsome presents. The funeral of Mr. George Quick, who com mitted suicide by taking carbolic acid, took place on Thursday, March 18th. A large num ier of friends and relatives of tbe deceased at tended. The'pall bearers were Messrs. George Lutz, William Lutz, Harry Lutz, John Seifert, George Seifert and Henry Seifert. Mr. Albert Vogt, a prominent resident of this neighborhood, is cutting his third set of teeth. Mr. Vogt is 70 years of age, but is as strong and robust as he was thirty years ago. He says his neighbors may grow old, but he— never 1 Miss May Neumayer has been detained at home by a severe attack of tonßilitis. Rev. C. M. Hesser, of Washington, is visit ing at the home of Mr. John F. Gontrum dur ing the sessions of the Southern Methodist Conference in Baltimore. Rev. Mr. W. H. Best spoke on Foreign Mis sions at Andrew Chapel last Sunday evening. Next Sunday two of the former pastors of An drew Chapel will speak—Rev C. M. Hesser in the morning, and Rev. John Henry at night. The residents of the Belair road were afforded considerable amusement by the list of villages of tbe Belair and Harford roads and their populations, compiled by Mr. William McCal lister, of Hamilton. Overlea and several other villages along tbe Belair road were entirely omitted, while every little hamlet on the Har ford pike was represented as fairly teeming with population. Mr. Jacob Quick, who attempted suicide several weeks ago by shooting, has completely recovered. Miss Maude Forrest has been kept indoors by a severe cold. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence have moved into their handsome new home on' Franklin avenue. Misses Sarah Cullen, Wilbelmina Cullen, Augusta Cullen and Mr. William Ringer are visiting Rev. J. J. Ringer. B. Kingsville, Uth District.—Mrs. V. Brant Rittenhouse, who has been quite sick, is much improved. Miss Annie Bell is spending some time with relatives and friends in Baltimore. Mr. and Mrs. George R. Rittenhouse and Mr. and Mrs. Lesher B. Rittenhouse spent last Sun day with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Van Brant Rittenhouse, of this neighborhood. Mrs Charles Gilbert, who is at the Univer sity of Maryland Hospital, is much improved. Mrs. James H. Burton is quite sick at this time. Miss Bertha Guyton, who has been at the Mary Garrett Hospital for some monthssuffer ing with typhoid fever, now has measles. Mrs. P. H. Adams, who has been spending some time with Rev. J. W. Larmour, of St. John’s Rectory, is with her niece, Mrs. Cabell Y. Pevton, in Baltimore. Mrs". Jarrett Standiford, who has been quite sick, is much better. Mrs. William Barton, of Sharon, Harford county, spent the week-end with her mother, Mrs. Annie Schutz. Mrs. Alfred Crossmore is spending some time in Baltimore. Miss Louise Sprint spent the week-end with Miss Jennie Dyer. Rev. Arthur E. Owens, of Upper Falls, is at tending the Southern M. E. Conference in Bal timore. Miss Helen F. Ely and Master John Ely are recovering from bad attacks of grip. The pupils of Upper Falls school presented their principal, Mr. R. Brent Crane, a penknife on his birthday, which he celebrated on Fri day, 19th inst. E. Mt. Vlßta, Uth District,—Mr. Howard F. Smith, who kept store at this place and who had not been in good health for some time, died suddenly on Tuesday night last. He and his family intended to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Smith, of Glencoe, last Sunday, but upon arising he was not feeling as well as usual and decided not to go. Before he had partaken of his breakfast he was attacked with convulsions and these continued at intervals, in spite of medical treatment, until tbe end came at 10 o’clock Tuesday night. The cause of his death was a disease of tbe kidneys. Mr. Smith leaves a wife, who was formerly Miss Fannie Cole, and a very bright little daughter 3 years of aee. They have the sympathy of the entire community. The fnneral took place on Thursday and the remains were taken to Glen coe for interment. A Mr. Thomas, of Baltimore, has purchased the farm of Mr. Francis Dilworth, situated in the valley, near this place. He is now moving there. Mr. Dilworth purchased the store and dwelling of Mr. H. F. Smith, at. this place, whose death is mentioned above. The bargain was closed last Saturday. He will take posses sion as soon as possible. A congregational meeting of Fork, Joppa and Jerusalem churches was held last Saturday at the latter church, to welcome the new pas tor, Rev. Thomas Wood, of Washington, who accepted the call and arrived to take up the 1 There will be special services at Fork Chris tian Church on Easter Sunday, commencing at 3 p. m. % P. B. Glenarm, Uth District.—On Sunday last, March 21st, over forty members of Bethany Lodge. I. 0. O. F., of Glenarm, attended ser vice at Fork M. E. Church, when the pastor, Rev. Martin L. Beall, preached one of the best of the many sermons it has ever been the plea sure of the lodge to listen to. The courtesy shown by the members of the church was r much appreciated by the Odd Fellows. Mr. Beall is a member of the order and takes great ; interest in the work He is also representa tive from Bethany Lodge to the Grand Lodge i of Maryland, which will meet in annual ses sion April 19th. A committee has been appointed and is now working on plans to celebrate the 90th anni i versary of the order, which will occur April 26. It seems hardly possible that in ninety years i an order composed originally of five men could grow t 02,000,000, but this is what tbe member ship numbers today. When we see the men i who are at the head of the order there is little ■ wonder at this great progress. In this State the present head is John W. , Young, of Cumberland, one of the best known men in that community, and with William W. i Varney, a prominent member of the bar, to I succeed him in April, and Dr. John S. Green to succeed Mr. Varney later, the order bids fair 1 to continue to prosper in this State fmf some time to come. M. I t Church Incorporated.—Articles of incor i poration of tbe Methodist Episcopal Church at t Stevenson. Green Spring Valley, were filed for r record in the County Clerk’s office on Tuesday. I Those named as incorporators are Messrs. C. 1 M. Naylpr, John P. Mallonee, J. Franklin > Gies, Howard C. Krout, Daniel B. Schaffer, J. t Walter Bean, W. P. Diehl, J. N. Day and Wal > ter Stanley Jones. A deed conveying to the > trustees of the church two acres of land near s Stevenson Station was also placed on record. 1 The conveyance was made by Rev. Dr. C. Her bert Richardson, trustee. , | Canton, 12th District. —Mrs. Sallie E. ■ ! Walsh, wife of Rev. John L. Walsh, pastor of Canton M.E. Church, who had beeb sick at i the home of her sisters, tbe Misses Jones, at Catonßville, for the past year, died on the 19th inst. and was buried Monday afternoon in Loudon Park Cemetery. Mrs Walsh had been in failing health for a long time and was never able to remove to the parsonage hete since her husband was appointed pastor of Canton Cbnrch at the last session of the Baltimore Conference. Among the numerous floral tri butes was one from the members of Canton Church, who deeply sympathize with their pastor in his sad bereavement. Rev. Joseph S. Whittington preached at Canton Church on Sunday morning in tbe ab sence of Mr. Walsh. At night the annual mis sionary anniversary was held by tbe Sunday school The collection for the past mouth amounted to S3O. Of this Bum the class taught by Miss Ada Armstrongcontributed the largest amount ($9 00) and was awarded the banner. Tbe feature of tbe entertainment was an ad dress by Prof. E. A. Noble, president of the Woman’s College, Baltimore. Mrs. Laura Sippel, who bad been sick at her home on O’Donnell street, is able to be out. Mrs. Maggie Lewis, of Potomac street, who has been sick from grip, is improving. I. Parkvllle, Harford Road.—The Ladies' Aid Society of Hiss’ M. E. Church will hold a chicken and waffle supper at the church, on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, March 30ib and 31st Public cordially invited. I Miss Katie Salbacb, of Baltimore, spent a part of this week with Mrs. Peter Simon, of i this place. 1 This neighborhood has never before received i such a shock as it did last week when Mr. and Mrs. George Clautice, two of our most highly i esteemed residents, were brutally assaulted by i John Leutbecker. Tbe injured couple are slowly improving, under the care of Dr. W. H. ] Vinal. They have the sympathy and best i wishes of a large number of friends. i A lecture on “A Forgotten Becret” will be ( delivered at Bt. John’s Lutheran Church, i Parkville, on Wednesday evening, March 31st, by tbe pastor, Rev. Frederick Hahn Zumpt. All cordially invited. A small admission fee will be charged. Mrs. Edward Bissell, of Patapsco Neck, is 1 visiting at tbe home of Mr. Frederick Bissell, i near the terminus of the trolley car line. F. Jury Decides Against York Turnpike- Collections of Tolls Must Cease.—The jury, 1 composed of Mr. William H. Wight, Dr. Fred- ' erick G. Mitchell and Mr. Charles C. Denison, 1 selected to inspect the York turnpike from the 1 17th milestone to the 14tn milestone and from the 13th milestone to the 11th milestone and 1 report as to its condition, as required by the 1 charter, met last Monday and decided that the ! condition of the road did not meet the require- ‘ ments of the charter. Following the verdict papers were served by • Justice Dail, of Lutherville, on the toll-gate - keepers at Timonium, Marble Hill and Here- j fora that the collections of toll should be dis continued at once, and until such time as the 1 road is put in proper condition. ! The proceedings were brought about under ■ the ebarterof tbecompany which says that it is required to build a road 66 feet wide, of which 1 20 feet at least shall be made an artificial road, consisting! of stone, wood or other hard ma terial of sufficient depth to secure a solid foun- ' dation, which shall be faced with gravel or fine ' stone, so as to provide a smooth and durable surface. According to the signed verdict the jury found the surface of the road worn, the width 1 of the artificial portion to be less than 20 feet, 1 ruts and holes in tbe bed of tbe road, little or 1 no drainage, trees grown up in the gutters and ! piles of stone along the sides of the road that 1 had been left there so long that the stones 1 are imbedded in the ground and portions cov- : ered by sod. The complaint of the condition of the road was made by Mr. Walter P. Reckord and others 1 before Justice Dail, and the jury was appointed 1 according to the charter of the company. At 10 a. si. the jury, accompanied by Justice Dail and Mr. Elmer R. Haile, counsel for the peti- ! tioners, was sworn in by Justice Dail. Mr Haile read the charter and explained the posi tion and duties of the jury. Mr Reckord carried a rod 20 feet long, marked off in one foot sections, and at different j points tbe stoued portion of the road was meas ured and ruts, holes and lack of drainage poin ted out. The vehicles which carried the jurors 1 and others followed in the rear. At the Uth milestone a recess was taken for luncheon and tbe members of the jury were entertained at the home of Mr. Wight, while others in the party went to the home of Mr. Reckord. At 2 p. M. the jury resumed its work and walked from the 13th milestone to the 11th milestone. Dr. Stuart Cassard, superintendent of tbe turnpike,joined the jury and took up the argument for the company. When the inspection was completed the jury adjourned to Timonium Hotel and gave its decision. Here Mr Haile made a short argu ment in which he said the object of the jury was to find out whether tlie company bad, previous to 15 days before the proceedings were instituted, maintained the road as specified in its charter. He pointed out that the company iiad put a good deal of stone on tbe road during the past six days and, after readingand explain ing the charter as to the kind of road to be built and maintained, he said ; “Dr. Cassard claims that tbe tolls collected are not sufficient to keep the road in condition. This mav be true, but the company has away out of this. The charter says the company shall report to the Legislature its receipts and expenditures and if tne earnings are not sufficient to pay a dividend of 10 per cent, the company can raise the tolls until it can pay 10 per cent. Mr. Reckord has no intention of having fines im posed on the company or its agents if the road bed is repaired in a satisfactory manner.” ORDER TO CLOSE OATES SUSPENDED. On Wednesday Mr. Elmer J. Cook, repre senting the turnpike company, filed a motion - with Justice Dail to quash the proceedings of the jury summoned in the above matter. Justice Dail signed an order for a hearing on the motion for Monday afternoon and suspen ded the order on Monday last to discontinue the collection of tolls. Mr. Elmer R. Haile, counsel for those who asked that the jury be appointed, said that the charter says the tolls shall be suspended as Boon as tbe jury makes its report upon the condition of the road and that the order served on the toll-gate keepers to discontinue the col lection of tolls should hold until the road is repaired. Hicks’ Weather Forecasts for April.— We publish below from Word and Works the Hicks weather forecasts for next month ; "A regular storm period is central on the 2d, reaching from March 31st to April sth. Tbe Venus period is central on the Ist. Earth’s period is still in force, and the Mars period is nearing its center on the 12tb. Full moon on the equator falls on the sth and Saturn is in conjunction with earth and sun on the 3d. This is an array of astronomic causes which forcibly suggests phenomena out of the ordi nary. Storm and weather conditions will reach a serious crisis from the Ist to the 6th, culminating on and touching the 4th and sth. If a tendency to tropical and tornadic storms exists the last half of March, there will be a climax of such storms at this period. If boreal storms of snow and sleet have preceded, a crisis of such storms and weather will fall at this time. Excessive raius, with floods and torna does are indicated. Marked high barometer, unsettled weather and sharp cold and frost will follow storms.” “A reactionary storm period is central on the 7th and Bth. This period is covered by the Mercury disturbance and will bring renewal of low barometer and storms of rains and possi bly sleet and snow. With so many other causes bearing on this Mercury period, late in the season as it is, people in the northern sec tions should not be surprised by destructive sleet storms, and even blizzards, at either of the first three storm periods in April. “A regular storm period, embracing the cen tral days of both the Mars and the Mercury periods, covers the 11th to the 16th, being cen tral on the 13th. Vicious thunder storms, heavy rains, with destructive hail in many lo calities will result at this time. If snow, sleet and general cold have predominated this period will bring unseasonably heavy snow, sleet and cold. If warm tropical conditions prevail at this time, many dangerous, tornadic storms will be natural aud inevitable. "A reactionary storm period iscentral on the 18th, 19th and 20th. Od and touching the 18th and 19th sudden high temperature, with very threatening barometer ana thunder, rain and hail are most probable. Tornadoes are not im probable in many sections central and south ward. Frosts and much cooler will follow this period. "A regular storm period is central on the 25th, covering the 23d to 28th Another marked fall of the barometer will set in to the west at the entrance of this period, followed closely by cloudiness, higher temperature and rain. Storm areas will grow wider and gain intensity as they reach central parts of their eastward march. From about the 25th to the 28th storms will culminate from tbe Mississippi Vally eastward to the Atlantic. High barom eter, west winds and possible snow squalls to the northward need not be a surprise on tbe rear tangents of those storm areas. Much cooler weather, with frost, will be quite na tural during the last four or five nights of the month. Whatever peculiar intensity the Mars period may fasten upon the general phe nomena io March and April, it will subside, in a great measure, by the end of April, leaving, it is hoped, a more placid possibility for the 1 month of May. If the first half of April is not characterized by frequent and intense storms of some kind, seismic disturbances will be more severe and general, thus relieving the astronomic strain.” Ashland Church News.—The Young Peo • pie’s Bocial Society held its monthly gathering i in the manse of Ashland Presbyterian Church on Thursday, March 18tb. About fifty persons enjoyed an evening of music and social mter ■ course. „ „ ; On Sunday, March 21st, Rev. Charles G. • Cady, of Baltimore, occupied the pulpit of Ash . land Church, the pastor, Rev. H. M. Price. preaching in the evening. There were good i congregations at both services. A stereopticon lecture, “A Horseback Ride from Damascus to Jerusalem,’ will be given s in Marble Hill Hall, under the auspices of the ■ Ladies’ Aid Society of Ashland Presbyterian . Church, on Tuesday evening, March 30th, by - Rev. DeWitt M. Benham, Pb. D. Tickets 15 cents. THE DEATH RECORD. Storm.—Miss Juliette R Storm, of Reisters town, who died in Baltimore on the 18tb of March, was a daughter of the late Capt. Samuel P. Storm and sister of Mr. Samuel W. Storm, who was for many years clerk to the sheriff of this county. Capt. Storm, her father, was sheriff of Baltimore county in 1851. Both of her grandfathers were soldiers in the Revolu tionarv War. Her grandfather, Peter Storm, of Hanover, Pa , served in the Revolutionary War and also in the War of 1812, and although over 60 years of age at the time the British army invaded Maryland, he organized a com pany in York county and marched from Han over to the defense of Baltimore. Her grand father on her mother’s Bide was Wm Richard son, an officerin Gen. Washington’s armv, and it was at bis house in Cbambersburg that Wash ington made his headquarters. Misss Storm was a member of the Episcopal Church. Bbe was educated at Franklin Academy, Reis terstown, and the Catholic Convent of the Visi tation, Frederick, Md. Hers was a lovely character and she was esteemed and loved *by all who knew her. She was buried in the old cemetery in Reisterstown in the same grave with her mother, who died in 1875 The fu neral was largely attended by friends from both the city and county. Walsh.—Mrs. Sallie Walsh, wife of Rev. John L. Walsh, formerly pastor of Catonsville 1 M. E. Church, but now stationed at Canton | Street M. E. Church, Canton, died on the 19;h inst., after a long illness at thebomeofber sis ters, the Misses Jones, on Newburg avenue, Ca- t tonsville. Mrs. Walsh was born in Catonsville ] and was a daughter of the late Reuben Jones. I Besides her husband she is survived by two children —Mary and Leonard Walsh—and four i sisters—Mrs. Abraham Cline and Misses Julia, Florence and Edith Jones. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. Dr. J. C. Nicholson, super intendent of the Baltimore District M. E. < Church, assisted by Rev. John R Edwards, of i Catonsville M. E. Church; Rev. J. Bt. Clair . Neal, Madison Avenue Church ; Rev. James P. . Wilson, of Sparrow’s Point Church ; Rev. W. A. Koontz, Memorial Church, and others. The pall bearers were Samuel W. Owens, Wil- i liam F. Bell, Dr. R E Armstrong. C. W. Bos- I man, Edgar Walsh and Dr. W. T. Watson. Burial in Loudon Park Cemetery. I Smith.—Mr. Howard F. Smith, who had I been suffering for some time with Bright’s disease, died on Tuesday night last at bis home i at Mount Vista, 11th district. Something over a year ago Mr. Smith bought the property of Mr. Frank B. Boarman, on the Harford road, and bad since conducted tbestoretbtre. He is I survived by a widow and one child. Deceas- i ed, who was a son of Mr. Frederick Smith, of J Glencoe, was a member of Mount Moriah Masonic Lodge of Towson, and also of the < Junior Order United American Mechanics of Hereford. The funeral took place at 10.30a m. on Thursday and the remains were taken to t Glencoe where they were interred at 3pm. in t the cemetery attached to the Protestant Eptsco pal Church. A delegation from Mt. Moriah ( Lodge attended the funeral and took part in the ceremonies. Messrs. John Arthur & Son f bad charge of the funeral arragements. < i Barnett.—Mrs. Sallie Falls Barnett, widow i of Col. Charles R. Barnett, TJ. 8 Army, and f daughter of the late Samuel M. Shoemaker, of "Burnside,” Green Spring Valley, died on the 19th inst., at Wellesley, Mass., where she bad ] been spending the winter. Her residence was at Martha’s Vineyard, Mass Mrs. Baruett is survived by two sons, Messrs. Charles R. Bar nett, of Roland Park, and Eccleston Barnett; onedaughter, Mrs. Clarence Freeman,of Flush ing, N. Y., and a brother, Mr. Samuel M. Shoe- J maker, member of the Baltimore county School Board, and three sisters. Mrs. Barnett’s rela tives living in Maryland, including Rev Dr J ' Houston Eccleston, her uncle, attended the fu neral, which took place on Monday last at the chapel at the Military Academy at West Point. .ii.... Bennett.—After a lingering illness Lieuten ant Commander Rudolph T. Bennett, U. 8. Navy, retired, died at his home, on Middle River, last Saturday. His was the second death that has occurred in the Bennett home during the past month, as Mr. Harry Bennett, a brother of the Lieutenant Commander, died there about three weeks before. Lieutenant Bennett was 68 years of age and was a veteran of the Civil War, having served at one time under Admiral Farragut. When the war broke out in 1861 he joined the Union Navy as third assistant engineer, in which positiou be served during the greater part of the war. Later he was promoted to chief engineer. In 1887 he was retired as chief engineer. Walker.— Mr. Redford W Walker, aged 68 years, died on Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William J. Todd, of Mount Washington. The deceased was a native of Washington, D. C., and was engaged in the real estate bnsiness in the District rnanv years About five years ago he retired and for the past three years' has been living with his eldest daughter. He was a vestryman in the Rock Creek Protestant Episcopal Church for 35years. Stansbury Lodge of Masons, of Brightwoud, D. C., numbered him among its members. Dorrett.—Mrs. Mary E. Dorrett, widow of Thomas H. Dorrett, who bad been sick for sev eral months, died at her home at Grange, Bal timore county, on Wednesday, in the64tb year of her age. She was a daughter of the late George Graves and a sister of Mrs. Stephen Merritt and Mrs. George Merritt, of Patapsco Neck. Mrs. Dorrett is survived by three chil dren—Messrs. Thomas and William Dorrett and Mrs. James Lambert. She also leaves a number of grandchildren. Kelley.—Mr. John P. Kelley, a well known resident of the sth district, died suddenly on Thursday morning, at his home near White House. For many years Mr. Kelley was a justice of the peace and a staunch Democrat. He was born near Rayville, but had been liv ing in the sth district Bince early manhood. A widow, who was Miss Jane Bossom, and six children survive him. Eney.—Wilbert Raymond Eney, son of the late James Eney. died March 18th at the home of his uncle, Mr. Daniel Hare, of Foreeton,sih district, where he bad been ill for about nine weeks with acomplication of diseases. He was 20 years of age and a member of Forest Baptist Church. The Towson Water Question Before the Commissioners —On Wednesday many per sons were attracted to the office of the County Commissioners on account of the hearing on the petition of certain residents of Towson and vicinity to have the restrictions removed from the Baltimore County Water and Electric Com pany which prohibit it from furnishing to the residents of Towson, Lutherville, etc.,other than the artesian well supply at Aigburth Arguments were advanced by Col. D. G. Mc- Intosh and Messrs T. Scott Offutt aud N. D. R Allen and Dr J. H.Turner againstthe removal of the restrictions, and by Mr. Richard H. Pleasants in favor of their removal. Mr. E. W. Herman, of Lutherville, presented a petition from that village favoringthe restrictions. Colonel Mclntosh said the people were will ing to abide by a proper test of the well and if the supply was not sufficient they would make other arrangements. Dr. Turner, former president ot Lutherville seminary, said there were students at the col lege from 25 different states and pure water was a great item to the owners of the college. He said the supply at present was all that could be desired, but that if a questionable supply were introduced the owners could not afford to use it. Mr. Pleasants spoke of the drawback to prop erty development, owing to the lack of an abundant water supply, and be did not believe a sufficient supply was in the well at Aigburth. Mr Oflutt made a forcible argument against the introduction of the river supply and ac cused the Water Company of being back of the movement. Mr. Albert H. Wehr, representing the Water Company ,said 209 houses were taking the water in Towson and Lutherville, and that there were about 600 houses in that territory. The Board decided to hold the question un der consideration. Improvement Association Celebrates Anniversary.— On Wednesday night, at the einniversary exercises of the Hamilton Im provement Association, President William ItfcCallister made an interesting address on the ivork of tbe organization and closed by mak ing a strong argument for good roads through out the State and the establishment in Balti more county of a road system that would furnish more good roads at less expense than they are now costing. The committee in charge of the exercises was composed of Messrs. Fred W Glantz. J Harry Mitchell, J Edward Broadbelt, Wm. Frankton and J. H. Albrecht. The following associations were represented by delegations': Hamilton Volunteer Fire Company, Patrons’ Association of Garrett Heights School and Evergreen Lawn Improve meat Association. After bis address Mr. McCalister was present ed with a large and beautiful bouquet of carna tions as a token of appreciation for his faithful nervice to the association and the community. An Appreciated Letter from a Former Baltimore Countlan —On remitting his sub scription Mr F. W. Bond, of Trenton, N J, formerly of Monkton, Baltimore county, writes us follows: “Thx Union is a most welcome puest to my home, coming as it does from my native county and State, and where I lived for more than 50 years. It'a coming is always hail od with delight and its columns perused with eagerness. I congratulate you on the success and progress of The Union for almost sixty years past. I cannot close this without express ing my sorrow on account of the death ofyonr brother, Mr. John B. Longnecker, and extend to yon my sympathies in your bereavement. Patronal Feast Celebrated. -The patronal feast of St. Joseph’s Church, at Necker. Belair road, was celebrated on Friday. March 19tff The celebrant of the solemn high mass at 9 o’clock was Rev. John J. Ryan, of the Apos tolic Mission House, Brookland, D. O.; the deacon was the Rev. A Kamp, pastor of St. Anthony’s Church, Uardenville; the safe deacon was the pastor of Bt. Joseph’s, Rev. Charles. J. Trinkaus. Thesermon was preach ed by Rev. Father Ryan on the "Life and Virtues of St. Joseph " At an earlier mass, by the pastor, a large number of persons re ceived the sacraments. Personal Mention. — —Mr. W. Bernard Duke, of Sherwood, who 1 is a director of the Second National Bank of Towson, spent several days in New York this - week. —Justice John T. Ambrose, of LoDg Green I Valley, who was sick and confined to his home over a week, was able to ride out on Tuesday I for the first lime. —Miss M. E Isenock, wbo is a trained nurse at the City Hospital in Baltimore, is visiting her sisters, Misses Virginia M. and Ethel C. j Iseuock, near Baldwin. —Mr. aud Mrs. Edward 0. Carrington, who recently returned from Florida to their home at Loreley, Baltimore county, will leave in a few days for Atlantic City. Mrs. Ames, of Pittsfield, Mass., is spend ing a fortnight with her parents, Col. and Mrs. D. M. Matthews, of West Preston street, Balii more. She will return to her home early next —Mr. Charles McCullough, of Parkton, who hsd been under treatment several months at a Baltimore hospital for injuries sustained by a fall, has recovered sufficiently to return to his home. —Mrs. Mary E Mallouee, widow of Ephraim Mallonee, of Littre Louna Farm, nearPikes ville, has removed to 1544 Linwood avenue, Baltimore. —Mr. Thomas Burns, an old resident of Sher wood and a well known carpenter, went to the City Hospital in Baltimore this week to under go an operation. —Mrs Piper, widow of Dr. Jackson Piper, was in Towson on Wednesday, overlooking some improvements she is having made to her properly here. She and her daughter spent the past winter in Baltimore. —Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Wolford will remove next week from Dillsburg, York county, to Hanover. Pa. Mis. Wolford is a native of Baltimore county and a daughter of Mr. John Long, Jr., of Brooklandville. —Mr. and Mrs. William B. Jariett and daughter, wbo bad been spending some time 1 at Albion, Michigan, for the benefit of Mr. Jarrell’s health, have lately been visiting Mrs. ' Jarrett’s sister, at Ida Grove, Wisconsin. —Miss Olive Wilson, daughter of Dr. James ] H. Wilson, of Fowblesburg, who was seriously i injured about two months ago by being thrown from a sleigh, has recovered. She left this 1 week for New York to spend a month with 1 friends. —The official board of Towson M. E. Cburch has asked for the return of their present pastor, Rev. Thomas E. Copes, for the fifth year, and < also for the reappointment of Rev. Dr. W. L. J McDowell as superintendent of East Baltimore j District. , —Rev. S. Carroll Coale, who is taking a ] three year course at Drew Theological Semi | nary, Madison, N. J., is spending ten days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George B. Coale, of , Towson. Mr. Coale is a graduate of Dickinson , College, Carlisle, Pa. —Mr. H.G. Luttgerding, proprietor of North Branch Roller Mills, in the 2d district, has re covered from a severe attack of grip and is again able to look after affairs. Mr. Luttgerding is a member of the Baltimore Chamber of Commerce. Miss Mira L Dock, of the Pennsylvania State Forestry Reserve Commission, who spoke on Tuesday night on “A Forest Pilgrimage” in the chapel of the Unitarian Church, Balti more, was a pupil of Miss Mann’s private ] school in Towsou many years ago. —A postcard from Mr. O. E. Weller, of Reis terstown, dated San Francisco, Cai , March , 17th, savs: "After spending the winter in New Mexico and Southern California Mrs. Weller and I are now homeward bound by way of Salt Lake City, Colorado Springs, Denver and Chicago.” —Mr. D. I Beall, who had beeD living at Stevenson, Green SpriDg Valley, for some time, purchased the store of his brother, Mr. W. E. Beall, at Perry Hall, and removed to that place this week. The last named Mr. Beall has bought property and will engage in business at Stevenson. —Mrs Yellott, wife of ex-Connty Commis sioner George W. Yellott, went to St. Joseph’s Hospital on Thursday to undergo an opera tion for appendicitis. Mr. and Mrs. Yellott anti their daughter spent the past winter in Baltimore and bad not yet returned to their home in Long Green Valley. —Cardinal Gibbons, Bishop O’Connell and Mr Michael Jenkins paid a visit last Monday to Rev. Philip H. Sheridan, pastor of the Cburch of the Immaculate, Towson, and in spected that fine edifice under the chancel of which repose the remains of Rev. Matthew O'Keefe, the founder of the church. Mr. Samuel W. Storm, of Reisterstown, who is spending the winter in Baltimore, is in rather poor health. He is a son of the late Capt Samuel P. Storm, who was elected sheriff of Baltimore county in 1851. Mr Btorm was for many years clerk in the sheriff’s office here and had hosts of friendsin tbecounty and city. —Col. D. M. Mathews, of Baltimore, who owns a fine farm in Dulany’s Valley, said on Monday that he hoped the Baltimore City Water Board would very soon settle the ques tion about the Gunpowder lake. He wants to make some improvements on his farm but does not care to begin those until the water question is settled. —Mr. Daniel Sbamberger, formerly assistant school examiner for Baltimore county, was among those mentioned for secretary and treas urer of the Maryland Agricultural College when the board of trustees met in Baltimore last Monday, to succeed Dr. J. R. Owens, de ceased. While no selection was made the sal ary of the office was reduced from $2,300 to $2 000. —Mr. Daniel Vondersmith, of Reisterstown, who came to Towson on Tuesday to attend to some business matters at the Court House, re newed bis subscription to The Union the same day. He nassed his 77th birthday on Wednes day, March 24tb, and is one of the oldest men in that section of the county. Mr. Vonder smith is the father of 18 children, 11 of whom are living Mr. C. Devries, having rented his farm, near Rogers Station, Green Spring Valley, will dispose of all the stock and implements there on, on Thursday, April Bth. The announce ment of the sale appears in the advertising columns of The Union today. Mr. Joseph Lee, son of Mr. William N. Lee, has taken the farm. Mr Devries and family will continue to reside there. —Thomas Shanahan, the 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. K. Shanahan, of Sparrow’s Point, celebrated his sth birthday a few days ago and among the congratulations received was an autograph letter from President Taft, as follows : “I am glad to learn that you will soon celebrate your birthday anniversary, and Isend you my congratulations and best wishes. Yours sincerely,” etc. —Friends of Rev. James L. McLain, pastor of Harford Avenue M. E. Church, presented him a gold watch at the conclusion of the' prayer service on Wednesday night. Mrs. McLain received an umbrella. The presenta tion speech was made by Mr. John P. Childs, the eldest steward of the church. The pastor responded. Rev. and Mrs. McLain are well known in Baltimore county. —Mr. Thomas C. Sinclair, one of tbe carriers of Towson postal station, has resigned to take effect April Ist. He is a machinist by trade and being familiar with automobiles Mr. Dix on C. Walker has selected him as manager of the garage he now has in course of erection on North Charles street, Baltimore. Mr. Sinclair is a polite and efficient postal official and the people of Towson will regret to lose his services. —Miss Fanny Simons Bayly, daughter of Mr. N. Rogers Bayly, of Batesburg, 8. C„ will be married at “Lystra,” tbe Rogers family homestead in Green Spring Valley, on Mon day, April 12tb, at 6 P m., to Mr. Harry May bin Hart. The bride will be given in marriage by her great uncle. Col. Charles B Rogers, formerly school examiner of Baltimore county, and tbe ceremony will be performed by Rev. Hobart Smith, rector of St. Thomas’ Church, Garrison Forest. Miss Edith Cole, of Towson. gave her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William P. Cole, a very pleasant surprise a few eveoings ago. By some adroit manceuvering she got them away from home for tbe afternoon and when they returned at night they not only found a sump tuous dinner awaiting them, but also a num ber of intimate friends to greet them, and the nffair proved a most enjoyable one throughout, the dinner, served in a number of courses, con sisting of every delicacy of tbe season. —Mr. Edward Reynolds, of Bradshaw, 11th district, who renewed bis subscription to Th* Union od Monday, has his steam sawmill at •vork in the woods of Mrs. J. J. Blandin, at Greenwood, where he is filling a contract with Mr. John Cowan for 100,000 leet of lumber to be used in concrete work at tbe Maryland School for Boys, near Locb Raven. Mr. Rey nolds has experienced some difficulty in get ting teams to do hauling and said be was on the lookout for some mules to make up an other team of his own. Tbe figures at which these animals are now held, however, are ao high as to make the purchase of them almost prohibitive. Plans Maturing! for Firemen’s Great D a y .—The general committeeof tbe Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen’s Association to arrange for tbe second annual convention, to be held May sth, met Friday night, 19th inst., at Hotel Junker, in Baltimore. The business committee reported that the Court House had been secured for the convention. The enter tainment committee reported the program for the day would be as follows: 10 a. m —Con vention ; 2 p m —Parade; 3.30 p. m —Contests; 4 p. m —Address by Governor Crotbers; 4.20 p. m —Baseball game; 8 p. m.—Dance. The transportation committee was instructed to notify the United Railways and Electric Company that the firemen expect to have about 2,000 persons present on that day and ask that extra cars be run to Towson. Mr Frank I. Wheeler, chairman of the gen eral committee, announced that as he lived at Towson and Towson had already been honored with the presidency of the association, he de dined to be a candidate for that office. Mr. Harry E Goodwin, of Glyndon, and Mr. Wm. McCallister, of Hamilton, are candidates. Elks Elect Officers.—At the regular meet ing on Tuesday night Judge Frank I. Duncan I was elected exalted ruler of Towson Lodge of Elks Tbe other officers elected were: Es teemed leading knight, Samuel H. DeHoff; esteemed loyal knight, C. H. Oorsucb ; es teemed lecturing knight, William Frankton; secretary, Charles C. Dientsbach; treasurer, Samuel Codings ; trustee, W. Gill Smith; ty 4er, R. E. Lee Bosley; representative to the Grand Lodge, Past Exaltered Ruler John C. ( Perkins; alternate, Dr. Harry 8. Jarrett. j gegal Notices. Hennlghausen <t Stein, Solicitors, 318 Bt, Paul Street, Baltimore, Md. QKDER OF PUBLICATION. BLASIUS WOLF ET AL. 1 In the Circuit Court I for ra - f Baltimore County, GEORGE J. WOLF ET AL., J In Equity. The object of this suit is to procure a decree for the Bale of certain property In Baltimore county, in this State. The bill states that Blasius Wolf is the owner of certain fee simple property in Canton, Balti more county, being at the intersection of the centre of Hudson and Clinton streets, bounding one hundred and fourfeeton the centre of Hud son street by a depth south of one hundred and eighty-five feet to tbe centre of a twenty foot alley, which property said Blasius Wolf acquired under tho will of his father. Simon Wolf, of record with the Register of Wills lor Baltimore county. Second.- That said property is subject to a mortgage to tho Canton Avenue Building, Loan and Savings Association of Baltimore City, dated January 26th, 1906. and recorded among tbe Mortgage Records of Baltimore county. In Liber W. P. C., No. 264, folio 121, etc., to secure twelve hundred dollars, which said mortgage is In de fault and about to be foreclosed, and that the State and county taxes are due and the Collector about to advertise said property for sale. Third.— That said property is valued at five thousand dollars and Is unimproved, except by two small dwellings, which bring about thirteen dollars income per month, and is otherwise un productive. That if said property be sold for taxes, or under said mortgage. It would be sacri ficed and that It is advisable that said property be sold. Fourth.— That said Blasius Wolf has an offer for said property and is about to sell same, but question has arisen as to bis rigbttosell without tho consent of his children, in that, under said will, said children may have an interest in said property after his death. Fifth.— That said Blasius Wolf has ten children i George 1., who married Barbara Wolf; Joseph P. Wolf, adults, and Mary E., Andrew L„ August, John 8., William, Anna, Frankand Amelia Wolf, infants. Sixth.— That even though said children may have an interest in said property it is necessary that it be sold. To tbe end therefore that said property be sold and the proceeds used to pay taxes, mortgage and other expenses and the balance be appor tioned to those entitled. It la thereupon ordered, this 19th day of March, 1909, by the Circuit Court of Baltimore county. In Equity, that the plaintiffs, by causing a copy of this order to be Inserted in some newspaper printed and published in Baltimore county, once In each of four successive weeks before the 19th day of April, 1909, giving notice to said absent defendant of the object and substance of this bill, warning him to tie and appear in this court, in person or by solicitor. On or before the lOth day of May, next, to show cause, if any he has, why a decree ought not to be passed as prayed. WILLIAM P. COLE. Clerk. True copy—Test: WILLIAM P. COLE, Clerk. Mch. 20—5 t Emanuel IF. Herman, Attorney at Law, Builders’ Exchange Bldg., Baltimore, and Piper Building, Towson, Md. XN THE ORPHANS’ COURT OF BALTI MORE COUNTY. ORDERED, by the Orphans’ Court of Balti more county, this 9th day of March, 1909, that the sale of the real estate of Samuel Collings, de ceased, made by William 8. Collings, 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 Bth 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 6th day of April, 1909. The report states the amount of sales to be $3,000.00. MELCHOR HOSHALL. 1 E. CLINTON TRACEY. VJudges. H. SEYMOUR PIEKSOL, I True Copy—Test: WILLIAM J. PEACH, Register of Wills for Baltimore county. Mch. 13—4 t IF. Ashbie Hawkins, Attorney at Law, 397 St. 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 the leasehold estate of Archi bald H. Camper. John E. T. Camper, Douglas J. Camper and Tryphena M. Camper, infants, made by Mary J. Campor. guardian of said infants, and this dav reported to this court by the said Guardian, ‘be ratified and confirmed, unless cause be shown to tbe contrary, On or before the Bth day of April, 1909 ; Provided a copy of this order be Inserted in some weekly newspaper, printed and published in Baltimore oouoty. once in each of three succes sive weeks, before tbe said sth day of April, 1909. Tbe report states the amount of sales to be $175.00. MELCHOR HOSHALL, 1 E. CLINTON TRACEY. VJudges. H. SEYMOUR PIER>OL, 1 True Copy—Test: WILLIAM J. PEACH, Register of Wills for Baltimore county. Mch. 13—4 t IF. Gill Smith, 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 countydeceasod. All persons having claims against tho 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. W. GILL SMITH, Mch. 6—4t*l Executor. IF. Gill Smith, Attorney at Law, Second Na tional Bank Building, Towson, Md. ’VT OTICE TO CREDITORS. THIS 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 the vouchers thereof, to the subscriber. On or before the 9th day of September, 1909; They may otherwise Dy law tie 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. BOKK, Mcb.6—4t*] Exeoutrlx. Joshua G. Bo’ley, Attorney at Law, Piper Building, Towson, Md. TO CREDITORS. THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE, That the subscri ber has obtained from the Orphans’ Court ot Baltimore county, letters of administration on the estate of . , , ROBERT HALL. late of said county, deoeased. 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 tc said estate are requested to make immediate pay ment. Given under my hand this 4th day of March, 1909. HENRIETTA HALL. Mch. 6—4t*l Administratrix. TO CREDITORS. THIB IS TO GIVE NOTICE, That the subscri bers have obtained from the Orphans’ Court of Baltimore county, letters testamentary on the estate of JQHN q iononeckeh , lateof said county .deceased. All personshaving claims against the said estate are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof, to the subscribers. On or before the 33d 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 P a F; ment. Given under our hands this 18tb day or March, 18^ lizabeth m . IonGNECKER, HENRY C. LONGNECKER, Mch. 20—4t*] Executors. TO CREDITORS. THIB 18 TO GIVE NOTICE, That the sub scriber has obtained from the Orphans' Court of Baltimore county, letters testamentary on the estate of i izabeth RUSgELL 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 the33d day of September, 1909 ; They may otherwise by law be excluded from ail benefit of said estate. Those Indebted to said estate are requested *°. payment. Given under my hand this 18th day Sg,-, “ EIBTEK “S,. PHIPPS’ BIRRED PLYMOUTH ROCKS Eggs For Sale—sl.oo per 13. JOSEPH PHIPPS. Mcb.2o—Btl TOWBQN. Md. BARRED PLYMOUTH ROCK EGGS HATCHING 75e. for 13 Packed for Shipment. 50c. for 13 at My Yards. : : : AWCall and see my stock."®* SM’L 0. IHfIRKLEY, i SINGLE COMB WHITE LEGHORNS! LARGE WHITE BIRDS. 1 THE KIND THAT LAY~WINTER AND SUMMER. ’ I have bred these birds for three years and have ' never failed to get winter eggs. I also took 3 first and 5 second prizes at Timonium Fair l* B *- J •a™** B for hatching. Feb. 20-ly] Towson, Balto. county, Md.