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TOWSON, Md. Saturday, - August 28,1909. LONGNECKER BROS., Editor* an* Proprietor*. $1.60 per annum—in advance. Pottage pre paid. JTo subscription taken far lets than e to months. IWC. k P. PHONE-TOWBOM BU-J 3 Local items. BALES ADVERTISED IE “THE UNION.’ * Tuesday, August 31, by James Kelley, assignee, at the Court House door, a truck farm of 20X acres, near the Pblladelpbto road and one mile from Roseville Station, B. *O. B. B. Wednesday, September 1, by Wm. M. Blrteeu anctioneer, on the premises, two fee simple vacant lots on the north side of Pennsylva nia ave., near the Court House, Towson. Wednesday, September 1. by J. Howard Fo*' slgnee, on the premises, house, storeroom and lot In the village of Perry Hall. "tss. l asss? Ji.**o. c sriJS'Wß 3S! KSSrTIV Ch,rlß. near Unlonville. 11th district, 10 h*d of dai ry cows, horse, milk wagon and dairy flx- Tuesday, feptem&r 7. by D. G. Melntoeh. trus tee, at the Court House door, Towson, lease hold property in Govanstown. NOTICETO THE PUBLIC. Those having business with the Bal timore County Orphans' Court where in the publication of Notices to Credi tors aod other advertising is necessary, are requested to leave positive orders with the Court when they wish such advertising to appear in Thi Balti mobk County Union. If they fail- to give such order the business may be diverted into other channels. —► Mr. Edward C. Banter, of IhEZddistrict, raised ibis season 980 bushels of wheat on 28 acres ol land _ —► The September term of the Circuit Court does not begin until the third Monday of the month—the 20tb. —* There is no discouot on county taxes paid next month. The discount on Btate taxes is 4 per cent. —*. The Union of last week contained fifteen local letters and every one of the number had real news in them. —* Several persons have died in Baltimore county in the last ten days who had passed their 90th milestone. —*Next Wednesday will be the first day of September and the year 1909 will have but one third of its twelve months to run. —*Tbis week has been the champion dull one of the summer in Towson. “Nothin’doin’’ stares one in the face everywhere. —•The big York county fair will begin this year on Tuesday, October 6th. It is always patronized by many Baltimore countians. —►The human nuisance who asks: "Isit hot enough for you ?” had his busy day sign ont again this week. And it was hot enough, you bet. —*Tbe Ladies’ Guild of St. James’ Church, My Lady’s Manor, will hold a Japanese tea in the Guild Hall, on Tuesday evening next, Au gust 31st. —► A free ox roast, baseball game and dance will take place at Tremper’s Hall, Putty Hill, Belair road, on Labor Day—Monday, Sep tember 6th. —*The Union is indebted to Mr. Charles M. Chilcoat, a well known farmer of Butler, for a very fine cantelonpe of the Green Nut meg variety. —* One of the hotest days this week a drove of fat sheep was driven down the York pike to Baltimore. That looked like a clear case of cruelty to animals. —Attention is invited to an important notice to the milk producers of Baltimore county published in the advertising columns of Thb Union today. —► Mr. F. J. Wernetb announces in Th* Union today an automobile line from Tow son to the Timonium Fair. He deserves the patronage of the public. —► Tne man who originated the Elk slogan, “Hello Bill,” died in Cincinnati on Wednes day. His name was Col. William D. Shaw and be was 70 years old. —► Emory Grove camp closed last Bunday after a very successful season. A number of the campers will remain on the grounds until the middle of September. —* In the Maryland Country Shoot at Elec tric Park on Wednesday J. Mowell Hawkins, the expert marksman, broke 199 out of 200 targets, beating all previous records. —*The blacksmith shop of Mr. Charles Rau, in Reisterstown, and which was one of the landmarkes of the place, was burned on Tuesday morning, causing a loss of S6OO. —*The beautiful new stonl church on May field avenue, just east of the Harford road, is rapidly nearing completion and it will prove a pleasing addition to that growing section. —* Mi. Herbert Sainsbury, the popular blacksmith at Cockeysville, was painfully bnrt about the face and on the knee on Tuesday while attempting to shoe an unruly horse. —►The vacancies on the Baltimore county Republican ticket were not filled by the com mittee on Wednesday, as was expected. It is said, however, that they will be in a few days. —* Mr. George W. Constantine, a2d district farmer and trucker, claims to have grown a tomato this season that weighed 1} lbs. He also says he had many that weighed a pound each. —► According to Hicks Timonium weather will be fine this year. But it always is and the man who deals it out must have a special brand on hand for Baltimore county's big show. —*Dr. Daniel Jenifer, who is a practicing physician at Atlantic City, N. J., was slightly injured in a motorcar accident a few days ago. He is a son of Mr. Thomas R. Jenifer, of Loch Raven. —*The honse of Mr. John Kennedy, in the village of Texas, was damaged by fire on Tuesday to the extent of about SSOO. It is thought the fire was caused by mice gnawing matches. —►Another suicide in Druid Hill Park! The victim was a young man and no cause has been assigned for the act. Why will people continue to seek snch places to end their existence? —The camp-meetings are over for 1909 and now the county fairs are engrossing the atten tion of the people, who must be entertained and amused in some way. And it’s right that they should be. —►The new St. Vincent’s Male Orphan Asy lum. on,the Hopkins’ Hill property, on the York road, will be occupied next week by the 82 boys now in the old building on North Front street, Baltimore. —► Mrs. Thomas G. Stetser and Mrs. Harry Greaser will be in charge of the ice-cream sale to be held on the lot opposite Lee’s store Tow son, Saturday, August 28th. The sale will begin at 5 o’clock. —►The new hall of the Junior Order United American Mechanics in Randallstown was dedicated with appropriate ceremonies last Sunday afternoon. It fs a frame structure and a credit to the order. —► The Towson Volunteer Fire Company will hold a special meeting in the hall over the engine bouse, on Thursday evening, Septem ber 2d, at 8 o’clock. A prompt attendance of the members is requested. —The drought of the summer of 1909 has been almost without precedent in this section of Maryland. There has been scarcely any rain since the middle of June and it has be come a very serious matter. —The United Railways Company is about to tiy pay-as-you-enter cars that are being suc cessfully used in other cities. You must have your nickel ready on boarding a car and de posit It as you pass the door. —Tbe annual outing of the Young Peo ple’s Bociety of St. Michael's Lutheran Church, Perry Hall, took place on Wednesday of this week to Pensel’s Shore, Bird river. The day was very hot, but they had a good time. —Some real old-time baseball was played in Green Spring Valley the other day when the Nacirema Stars beat the Chestnut Ridge team 30 to 16. One game like that in a week ought to furnish excitement enough for anybody. —► Mr. Henry Ruhl, receiver, will sell all the effects of Chase Store Company, bankrupt, on the premises, at Chase, P., B. & W. Rail road, on Thursday next, September 2d. See advertisement in today’s issue of this paper. —> A great many doves have been shot in Baltimore county in the last ten days. By the way, why not protect these pretty things as other birds are protected ? They deserve a better fate than to be shot up the way they are. —A public temperance meeting will be held in Lake View M. E. Church, on Wednes day evening, September Ist, at 8 o’clock, udder the auspices of the Dulany'a Valley Loyal Temperance Legion. Public cordially invited. —► Timonium Home Coming week prom ises to be a record-breaker this year. Every thing will be in spick and span order before Tuesday, September 7th, and then just look out for results. You can’t beat it, and that’s certain. —The following postal changes took place in Baltimore county this week: William H. Fisher appointed postmaster at Garrison, vice K. Duvall, resigned; John G. Hayes appointed postmaster at Glen Morris, vice G. P. Zouck, resigned. —*Ou Tuesday night a lycenm was organ ized at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Govans town. Mr. Henry Neudecker was named as chairman of the committee on athletifs. Base ball, football and basketball teams will be meeting of the Maryland United Hunts will begin at Pimlico, September 2d, and continue four days—Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday. A large number of horses are at the track and good sport is promised. —►The Pikeaviliians came to Towson on Wednesday afternoon with bright hopes of scooping up the Highlanders, but they didn t do it. Score 9 to 6 against the visitors. The decisions of Umpire Watts caused some —i? The Towson baseball team will play the ! Waverlys on the latter’sgrounds today—Satur - day, August 28th. The following Saturday \ (September 4tb> the Highlanders will try con * elusions with the Roland Park team on the I . grounds here. i ► The annual tournament for professional I and amateur riders will take place at Bauer’s i Park. 6-Mile House, Harford road, on Mon day, September 6th—Labor Day. Thirty dol lars in cash will be given in prizes and there i will be eight crowns. —► The people of Govanstown are planning ; for a big time next month when they cele- [ brate the installation of the new fire-fighting . apparatus in that town. One of the features j will be an illumination at night when over 500 electric lights will be used. * —►Miss Mary Bayzsnd, who died at her home in Baltimore this week, was the last * surviving member of the family of that name. She descended from the family of Randalls * from whom the village of Randallstown, Bal [ timore county, derived its name. 1 —► Frederick L. H. Glendmeyer and wife, * owners and proprietors of the Hofei Main i Court in Westminster, have made a deed of - trust for the benefit of their creditors. Messrs. B. Frank Crouse, Joseph D. Brooks and F. ; Neal Parke are named as trustees. 1 —Tonsorial Artist Eger, ofTowson,thought , all along that he bad a fine lemon tree in bis > big window but now a reporter fora Baltimore Kper says it is an orange tree and adds that it s on it “one laige yellow orange and four others.” What do you know about that ? We bear this week that bass are biting freely in Lake Roland and that some fine ones are being caught. The water in the lake is very low and it is said the food supply of these voracious fish is short in consequence, hence their anxiety to go for almost anything in the shape of food. —* Towson housekeepers who have had their floors, mattings, Ac., spoiled by the tracking in of the oil that has been nsed on the streets, are not much “stuck” on that mode of getting rid of dust. They don’t like the dust, of course, but it’a easier to get rid of than the black oil spots. —•Only a few days/now until the Timo nium fair gates are thrown open for the exhibition of 1909. Make your plans to be there because yon can’t afford to miss it. It is Baltimore county’s big annual reunion—get ting bigger every year—and it’s going to be a whopper this time. —►Mr. E. C. Felton, president of the Penn sylvania Steel Company, has given the Spar row’s Point Clnb a handsomely framed picture > of the late Rufus K. Wood, which has been * bung in the parlor of the clnb-house. Mr. Wood was a member of the club and did much for its advancement. I —► Edward Volker, aged 20 years, whose home was at Hamilton, Harford road, commit -1 ted suicide last Sunday by taking carbolic acid. * No cause has been assigned for the rash act, although it is said the yonth grieved much for | his father, who died several years ago. His 1 mother, who remarried, survives him. —*A new weekly newspaper to be known - as the County Observer , was issued this week 1 and circulated at Arlington, Mt. Washington, Pikeaville, Govanstown and Roland Park. Messrs. George E. Sims and Vincent Maggio, of Arlington, are the publishers, and Mr. G. E. Stansbury, of Mt. Washington, editor. 1 —a If you think there are to be some awful —just awful things—on the Timonium Mid way this year you’d better stay away. But we 1 are assured by Secretary Kussear that it’s just 1 going to be charming and just funny enough not to make you kill yourself laughing. O, you—but never mind. Just come along and see. —*Mr. James L. Gemmill, who died at his home at Freeland, N. C. K. R., on the 20th in stant, at the age of 92 years, was among Thb Union’s oldest subscribers, and only a month or two ago an interesting letter from him was printed in its columns. He possessed an in teresting personage and led a long and use -1 ful life. —►The Forest Park team of the Suburban League came to Towson last Saturday after noon and was defeated by the Highlanders in 1 a very ragged and uninteresting game—ls to 5. The relative standing of the six teams re mains the same, with the Maryland Swimmen first and the Towson team only 34 points be hind them. ; Mr. A. J. Norman, assistant State ento mologist, on Thursday morning came to Tow son and made a careful inspection of Mr. Chaa. E. Fendall’s strawberry fields and found the plants in splendid condition, only a little back ward on account of the dry weather. Mr. Fendall will commence filling orders for plants early next month. —► Mayor Mabool, backed by about a thous and Old Towners, will be at the Timonium fair on Wednesday and on Thursday the Gov ernor and bis staff will be there. And then 13,673 pretty girls will be there during the five days, so what’s the use talking about mere men, and one of them married, too. They , simply won’t be in it. —► And now they are talking of a passenger motorcar line between Cockeysville and Tow son, and the idea is not a had one by any means. Mr. Walter P. Reckord, a well known business man, is trying to interest the public 1 in the project and it is earnestly hoped he may succeed. If we can’t get the trolley line let us ‘ have the next best thing. —* A couple from Hagerstown came all the way to Towson on Tuesday to get married but could not find a minister in the town to tie the knot. Finally, through the kindly offices of 1 Justice Herbert, they ascertained that Rev. Dr. J. St. Clair Neal, pastor of Govanstown M. E. Church, was at home, and the couple was sent there to have the ceremony performed. —*Mr. W. Brooke Lessig, of the Philadel phia bar, brother of Mrs. Harry 8. Jarrett, of Towson, was drowned while bathing at Wild wood Beach, N. J., on the 20th instant, and Miss Virginia Paul, of Swathmore, Pa., also 1 lost her life in attempting to save him. Mr. Lessig was 35 years of age and unmarried. He had visited his sister here a number of times. —Mr. Richard Bernard, the new member of the Baltimore Water board, has been tak ing a peep into some of the business methods of the Board and is not much pleased at what he saw. For instance: He found one item of $29,755 for "sundries”and he must have thought that pretty steep. He should remember that “sundries” are very troublesome things and always come devilish high. —► We hope the residents of Towson will not overlook the fact that Sanitary Officer Massen burg has placed receptacles about the town in 1 which to place waste paper and other refuse and thus keep snch things from littering the 1 streets. These receptacles are pieces of large terracotta pipe and when they become filled a match can be applied and the contents de stroyed without fear of damage to anything. , —►Mr. W. Evans Anderson, the energetic secretary, who was in Towson on Tuesday, 1 says the prospects for this year’s White Hall | fair are growing brighter daily and that the managers of the fair will have a real surprise in store for the people. The first effort of the 1 association was such a marked success that | there can be scarcely any doubt of the second ‘ one being a winner. It’s got the material at 1 the head of it to make it go. —A man who drove to Towson on Wed nesday byway of Taylor avenue and the Hil -1 len road, had both his horse and buggy pretty ! badly splashed with the oil that lay in puddles on the roads. He wanted to know tne best way to get it off. That’s exactly what some Towson people want to know. They think the oil may be all right for country roads, but r they don’t approve of it for streets that are in 1 constant use by pedestrians. —►“Joe” Scherer, aged 16years, son of Mr. Charles C. Scherer, of Carney, Harford road, ' has been able to demonstrate to his friends this season that he knows all about growing toma -1 toes. They thought he didn’t and bad spme fun at his expense. Now for the result: He picked bis first tomatoes on the 15th of July ' and since then he has taken from the vines j. many that weighed from 17 to 23 ounces each, 1 and they were beauties. Bully for “Joe 1" ► —►Mrs. Charles Hahn, of Baltimore, died at 1 the Maryland General Hospital .on Friday, [ 20th instant, as a result of injuries received in a driving accident on the Reisterstown road the evening before. Her horse became frigbt ened at two racing automobiles and ran away, 1 throwing Mrs. Hahn out upon her head on a pile of stones crushing her skull. A lady 1 friend who was with her escaped without in jury. We have not heard if anything was done with the drivers of the cars. , Cases in the Courts.—Suit was entered on Tuesday against Leo Webb and Ella Feehley by Edna Yeager, through her father, John F. I Yeager, for $3,000 damages. The declaration , states that a team belonging to the defendants t ran into an awning in front of the premises of t Mr. Yeager, on Clinton street, Highlandtown, and caused the pole of the awning to fall [ against the girl injuring her. Mr. William H. Lawrence is her attorney. L A bill was filed on Wednesday in the Circuit , Court by Charles E. Foard against Mary Mc- Clure, asking that real estate in the lith dis , trict, owned-by the late Priscilla Councel, be r sold and the proceeds distributed among her i heirs. Messrs. A. A. Piper and Thomas H. ! Robinson appear as attorneys for Mr. Foard. The Maryland and Pennsylvania Rmkmad Company was made the defendant in Knit for SIO,OOO damages filed on Monday in the Su perior Court of Baltimore, through Attorney I John H. Walraven, by Rebecca G. Stup, the widow, and two children of Ira Btup, who, it 1 is alleged, was killed while walking on the . company’s tracks inside the city limits last a January. t ~ * s * Carpenter Met With Serious Accident.— While working on the new buildings of the b Maryland Bchool for Boys, near Loch Raven, . last Monday, Mr. Robert Bowersox, a carpen e ter, met with a serious accident. A chisel he I was holding slipped from his hand and severed , two arteries in his left wrist. Blood spurted in a thick stream from the wound and fellow - workmen, becoming alarmed, hurriedly se - cured a carriage and brought the injured man s at breakneck speed to the office of Dr. R. C. i- Massenburg. in Towson, a distance of nearly e six miles. On the way Mr. Bowersox became unconscious and when medical aid was finally d given him he was so weak from loss of blood I, that it was at first thought he was dead. After working for an hour and a half over the un if conscious man, however, the physician suc s ceeded in rallying him and he was taken to his home. ' Pleasant Hill, 6th District.—On the morn ing of the 20th instant Mr. James L. Gemmill of Freeland, died of disease incident to age, hi being in bis 93d year. His funeral took piao * on Monday morning, the Revs. Rowe an< | Johnson having charge of the services. Hi j was a member of Conowingo Tribe of Re< Men, which also held services in the cemeterj ; at Mt. Zion Church. Mr. Gemmill, when i Soung man, taught school. He married i lias Freeland, daughter of Stephen Freeland ■ after whom Freeland Station was named. Hi I then engaged in the mercantile business it which be was quite successful, having accumu lated a good deal of this world's goods. It point of service he was at one time thought t< be the oldest postmaster in the employment o i the Government,having served in that capacity over half a century. Some years ago he turned all bis business over to his son, Mr. J. Stepher Gemmill, since which time he had been living ; more retired. Mr. Gemmill was a member ui the M. P. Church at Mt. Zion and a very hon est and conscientious man. He is survived by a wife, one son and three daughters—Mrs. P L. Merriken and Misses Jsnie and Annie Gemmill. Rev. 8. R. Ludwig conducted a very success ful and well attended all-day meeting at Salem appointment last Bunday. Next Bunday he will hold a similar meeting at Cedar Grove. It is his intention to hold these all-day meet ings at each of bis appointments. The Sunday school celebration held by M. i E Church at Eklo last Saturday was well at tended and was a successful affair, both so daily and financially. The baseball team of Forest came to Eklo last Saturday afternoon to engage in a game with the Ekloites. The Foresters went down before our team by a score of 8 to 10. The drought in this section still continues, with no prospect of rain. Pasture is becom ing quite scarce Farmers who have not done their plowing for fall seeding cannot do so and the situation is looking serious. Since the complete destruction of the build ings of Mr. H. Best Miller, near Wlseburg, last week, by sparks from a steam thresher,-some of our farmers are a little timid about having their grain threshed until there is rain. B. Jacksonville and Sunnybrook, 10th Dis trict—Rev. Wm. L. Scbmalhorst, of Phila delphia, a former pastor of Chestnut Grove Church, who is visiting friends in this neigh borhood, will occupy his former pulpit on Sun day, August 29tb, and no doubt a large congre gation will greet him. Dr. Thomas Hall Emory, of Manor Glen, is enjoying his usual-summer holiday and is spending part of the time with relatives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Miss Elsie Carroll, who had been on a pro longed visit to relatives and friends in Balti timnre, has returned to her home at Jackson ville. Miss Alice Henderson, of Baltimore, is spending several weeks with Miss Ethel Po cock, of Blenheim. Miss Leila Haile, of Baltimore, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Eugene Pocock, near Jackson ville. Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Mosner, of Walker avenue, Govanstown, are enjoying a week in this locality with relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Neusinger and daughter and Miss Marie Kratz, who had been sojourning for some time with Miss Anna Burk, have re turned to their homes in Baltimore. The Sunday school of Fairview M. E. Church South held its annual festival in the grove at the church, on Saturday afternoon last and the large number that participated appeared to en joy themselves very much. Mr. William E. Pocock is superintendent of the school. Miss Eleanor Green led the Young People's C. E. meeting at Chestnut Grove Church last Sunday night. Her subject was “Prayer” and her talk was interesting and impressive. The pastor. Rev. Frederick McNeill also spoke. A surprise party was given at the home of Mrs. William E. Pocock, on Thursday night of last week in honor of Miss Alice Henderson and Miss Bena Hopanson. The lawn was lighted with Japanese lanterns and refresh ments were served daring the evening. A large number were present. M. Kingsville, llth District. —Mrs. Celia Philipps, of Washington, is a guest of the Misses Bell, of Bell Valley. She was formerly a Miss Day. Miss Sallie Bullock, of Baltimore, is a guest of Mr. and Mrs. V. B. Rittenhouse. Mrs. Emmett Banks, of Baltimore, spent a few days the past week with Mrs. Frank M. Gorsuch. Misses Grace Putche, of Baltimore, and Anna Howard, of My Lady’s Manor, are visiting Miss Emily Quinlin, of this place. Miss Margaret Lacey, of Baltimore, who is visiting her aunt, Miss Marv Dreyer, met with a painful accident a few days ago by cutting her foot with an axe. Miss Mary Green is still suffering with her arm as a result of a driving accident at the Loreley camp-meeting. Asbury Harris, an aged and respected colored man of this neighborhood, died suddenly of heart trouble, at the home of his son, near Magnolia, and was buried at Forges. The Harris family are noted throughout the neigh borhood as valued and trusty servants. As bury was a member of the G. A. R. and drew a pension. Among the articles not already mentioned that were jraffied at gradahaw tournament were a 20-dollar gold piece, won by Mr. Rich ard Barke, of Fork, and a prayer-book by Miss Margaret Miller. The merry-go-round, that was well patron ized by the juveniles around Upper Falls, has been removed. E. Melvale, N. G. R. R.—Miss Julia Forrest, of ChicSgo, who was so seriously injured some weeks ago in an automobile accident near Lock Raven, in company with her cousin, Mr. C. E. Ellicott, Jr., of Melvale, has so far re covered as to be able to return to her home. Miss Forrest had been visiting her grandfather, Mr. J. V. Lemoyne, of this place. Mr. Edward Dwyer, manager for the Mel vale Distilling Company at this place, is spend ing his vacation with bis family at Cumber land, Md. Mrs. J. Edward Sinclair, of Gypsy Hill, and daughters, Misses Charlotte and Catherine, have returned home from a visit to Pittsburgh, Pa. Miss Nellie and Mr. Earl Piersol, of Melvale, have returned after visiting their aunts, Mrs. Harry and Mrs. Albert Dye, of Arlington, Va. They were accompanied home by their grand father, Mr. Job Smith, \o spent the past year with his daughters in A ngton. Mr. H. Lee Piersol, mographer for the Ellicott Machine Com pan . will leave on Sun day for a trip to Boston by sea. Much uneasiness is felt in this vicinity and Mt. Washingion at the prevalence of typhoid fever, caused, no doubt, by the prolonged drought and low water. Vegetation is also suffering severely. Messrs. Wm. M. Mays, of Phoenix; George M. Smith, of Lutherville; Harry Piersol, of Sunnybrook ; Frank Walters, of Hollins, and R. L. Piersol, of Melvale, spent several days last week in New York and Coney Island. L. Manor, 10th District.—An enjoyable sur prise party was given a few nights ago at the home of Miss Lovina Nehrer, in Honor of the 20th anniversary of her birth, when she re ceived a number of pretty and useful presents. Music and games were the features. Among the refreshments was a large and beautiful birthday cake that occupied the centre of the table. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Blume, Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Sutton, Mr. and Mrs. John Isennock, Mr. and Mrs. David Starr, Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Isennock, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Amos, Mrs. Car oline Nehrer, Mrs. Laura Gerrick, Misses Mary Barnement, Bessie. Dora and Katie Isennock, Susie, Amelia and Martha Zinkhan, Flora Smith, Margretta and Lula Kinhart, Bertha Cook, Mary Slade, Ollie Butler, Ethel Sutton, Elsie Blume and Messrs. W. D. Nehrer, Tbos. Bornement, John Zinkhan, Carroll Amos, Ernest Bchoelkopf, Edward Turnbaugh, Ben jamin and Louis Zinkhan, Philip Lins, Harvey Sutton, John Kline, Louis Cook and Wilbert Jones. Mrs. Laura Gerrick, of Baltimore, accora- by her son, is visiting at the home of r. and Mrs. Harry E. Sutton, of this district. Mrs. Anthony Corcoran, who has been very sick, is improving under the care of Dr. J. T. Payne. Miss Mary Slade, of Corbett, is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Amos. Miss Elsie Johnson is visiting at the home of her cousin, Mr. Henry C. Hutchins. M. Belfast, Bth Dietrich—Notwithstanding the two or three showers during the past few weeks yet the earth shows the lack or moisture and while the corn crop has not suffered, as in other localities, yet the pastures are and have been short all tne season and complaint is heard as to the shortage in the milk product. Prepara tion for the wheat crop is giving the farmers anxious thought, owing to the dry soil. Mrs. Lewis M. Bacon and daughter, Miss Anna M. Bacon, have returned from Ocean Grove, N. J. They, with other ladies, will hold a lawn fete at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel S. Pearce, Saturdey evening, August 28t b. The members of Bosley M. E. Church make use of occasions of this kind for sociability as well as for money-getting for church interests. One of our farmers (Mr. George Chilcoat) had farming to pay him as he has purchased the Charles Wheeler property at Butler. He is conducting the farm of bis brother, Mr. Tbos. Chilcoat. the latter having retired. Miss Bettie Pearce, of Baltimore, who has been the guest of her brother, Mr. D. S. Pearce, spent some time at Emory Grove camp-meet ing. C. Cowenton, llth District.—Mrs. Proctoi and her granddaughter, Emily Proctor, ol Philadelphia, spent some time this week with the former’s son, Mr. C. W. Proctor, of this place. Mrs. W. E. Cross, of Phoebus, Va., is a guesl of her brother, Mr. J. R. Porter. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. H. Poole, of Hamilton, Md., are visiting the former’s parents, Mr and Mrs. E. L. Poole. Miss Nora Smith returned this week from trip to Atlantic City, N. J. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Schroeder are spend ing some time at Atlantic City. Mrs. Charles Robinson, who has been quit* sick the past week, is much improved. The picnic of Cowenton M. E. Church Sun day school was well attended and proved an enjoyable affair. Cowenton M. E. Church will be dedicated or Sunday, October 3d. The canning house here, owned by th< Smith Canning Company, is now in operation but tomatoes are very slow at ripening. U. i- Monkton, N. C. R. R.—Mr. and Mrs. Cbarla 11, B. Nicolia and daughter, Mias Marie Nicolla, le are guests of Mr. Nicolia’s niece, Mrs. T. Mel ee ville Pearce, at Manor. id Rev. and Mrs. W. D. Beall, of Monkton, are le ' enjoying the company of Mr. Beall’s motbei td ! and sister,Mrs. and Miss Beall, of Washington, •y ' D. C. a 1 The M. E. Parsonage at Monkton has been a i iniprovtd by the addition of a coat of paint, i, j A handsome monument was erected this le week at St. James’ Church in memory of Mrs. n Clara Ross Hutchins, wife of former County i- Treasurer Henry C. Hutchins, n i Mr. and Mrs. George E. Shelley, who have ;o been enjoying the wonders of the West, started >f homeward on the 19th of August add will visit y relatives in Kansas on their way east, d An extra appropriation of SSO by the High n wajs Commission of Baltimore county has g enabled Mr. Randolph Waters, the sub-con tf tractor, to put the road leading from Monkton - to Manor in excellent condition, which is much y appreciated by the traveling public. \ Miss Mildred Remare gave an afternoon e card party to her lady friends on Tuesday of this week, at her borne near Monkton. i- M’ss Mary Patterson entertained the Manor n Book Club on Wednesday afternoon of this e week, at her home near Taylor, i. A Japanese tea will be given at Guild Hall, ;- on Tuesday evening, August 31st, under the auspices of the Ladies’ Guild. Justice Thomas Kauffman, of Monkton, who suffered a breakdown due to the intense i heat, is slightly improved at this time. Mrs. Sara Kay, who has had typhoid fever, o is improving under the care of Dr. T. Roes e Payne. a Mrs. Annie H.Cockey and sons, of Harmony Hall, with Mr. Wm. Bale's machine, threshed i, in two days this week 1,000 bushels of wheat - and 560 bushels of oats. The wheat was raised e on about 45 acres of land; average about 22 d bushels to the acre. A dance was given last week by Mrs. Cockey, -of Harmony Hall, in honor of her debutant t daughter, Miss Bue Lee Cockey. e Misses Bessie and Emily Hutchins enter j tained their friends on Tuesday evening of this week at a delightful dance at their home. Farmers are busy trimming up their fence ' rows just now and the fad up here is to burn the rubbish and every farmer has adopted the B fashion, to the detriment of their fences in • some instances, due to the drought. Miss Estelle Shepperd, of Baltimore, who was a guest of Mrs. Wm T. Bosley for two weeks, has returned to her home. 8 Mrs. Reed, of Baltimore, is visiting Mrs. 8 Carrie Pearce at this time. H. B • Long Green, llth District.—On Tuesday night last a party was given in honor of the birthday of Mrs. John M. Prigel. at her home in Long Green Valley. Games and other amuse ments were indulged in and refreshments were 8 served. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs A. G. Kolk, Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Grau, Mr. r and Mrs. J. Shertzer, Mr. and Mrs. J. Briden ’ baugb, Mrs. E. Schmidt, Mrs. C. Neuhauser, Mrs. W. H. Barnhart, Mrs. J. Southard, Mrs. Eagers, Mrs. M. Nafzinger, Misses Sadie, Annie [ and Laura Barnhart, Mary Hertzler, Annie, 1 Sadie and Mollie Snyder, Della Eicholtz, Mar , tha and LillieNafzinger, Ida, Lizzie and Annie j Neuhauser, Annie Klass, Martha and Grace 1 Bridenbaugh, Theresa Schultz, Mable South ard, Lillie and Ada Yoder, Emma and Ida Neuhauser and Messrs. Emory and Maurice Yoder, Joe and Hayes Barnhart, Henry Clark, , Willie Schultz, William Klass, Sylvester Prigel, Carl Schmidt, Elmer and Elva Neuhauser, Charles Eicholtz and others. Mr. Harry Grace bad charge of the Epworth , League service on Sunday night last at Wilson’s ? M. E. Church. , Rev. Frank A. Killmon will conduct com munion service at the above church, on Sun day, at 3 o’clock p. m. All will be welcome. ; Mrs. Eagers, of Baltimore, is visiting at the L home of Mrs. Sarah Yoder, near this place. [ The funeral of Emily Louise Francis, infant J daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Francis, of this place, was held Thursday, at Wilson’s Church. Interment in the cemetery adjoiningthechnrcb. L Mrs. J. B. Watkins, of Baltimore, is visiting Mrs. S. S. Smith, at her home near this place. x Miss Minnie Shay, the singing evangelist, s will be at Wilson’s Church, Sunday, August , 29th, at 3 o’clock p. m. All are cordially invi ted to hear her. S. t * * -Greenwood, llth District.—There will be i preaching on Sunday morning, August 29tb, at Waugh M. E. Church, by the pastor, Rev. Frank A. Killmon. Commnuion at 11 a. m., i followed bythe regular service. ! The Epworth League held a cabinet meet ing on Wednesday evening, at the home of its ) president, Mrs. William T. Hartley. The leader i next Sunday evening will be Mr. Walter ! Burton. The Ladies’ Aid Society will hold its next meeting at the home of Mrs. Harry Shearman, ) on Tuesday, August 31st. Mr. Isaac J. Twining, of this place, left this I week to visit relatives and friends near Pbila f delphia. On Saturday be expects to attend t the annual reunion of the Twinings, to be i held at Wrightstown, Pa. Miss Grace Barton is visiting Miss Ray Al mony and other school friends at White Hall. ' They are all students of the State Normal School. I Mr. Wilson Armstrong, of Magnolia, spept t the week-end yvith bis classmate, Mr. Lester • Burton. Mrs. Anton Reier, who was at a hospital in Baltimore, has returned to her home, some what improved. i Miss Amy Burton entertained a few of her friends this week at a watermelon feast. Misses Alice and Eleanor Twining, who have ; been visiting Mr. J. B. Twining, at Fallston, ; have returned to their home. B. White Hall, N. O. R. R. —The regular monthly meeting of the White Hall Farmers’ ’ Club and Improvoment Association will be ’ held on Saturday, August 28th, when matters pertaining to the fair, to be held in October, will be considered. The reunion of the eight Sunday sohools of Parkton Circuit, Methoatst Episcopal Church, • was held on Wednesday in Trout’s grove at Trump. Rev. H. R. Savage is pastor of the 1 circuit. ’ Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Jones entertained the White Hall Aid Society at their home on ’ Wednesday evening. Work will be commenced on the new build ing for the White Hall National Bank on Mon ’ day next. Messrs. Schultz & Diven, of Here r ford, have the contract for the stone and brick s work. E. MID-SUMMER NUPTIAL EVENTS. } Tayloe—Love.—Miss Fannie Love, of Reis- I terstown, and Mr. Bladen Tasker Tayloe, of > King George county, Va., were married last Tuesday evening at St. Michael’s Church, Reis i tertown. Rev. Alexander M. Rich performed r the ceremony. Miss Louise Rich was maid of I honor and Mr. George Tayloe, of King George ; county, brother of tne groom, was best man. Mr. F. C. 8. Hunter and Mr. Paul Goodwin were ushera. After an extended honeymoon - Mr. and Mrs. Tayloe will make their home in 5 Virginia. ) Sheeleb—Webee.—The marriage of Miss Mary Weber, of Warren, to Mr. Clifton Bheeler | took place last Saturday at the residence of I the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard i Sbeeler, of Ashland. Rev. H. Medley Price, I of Ashland Presbyterian Church, performed r the ceremony. Miss Weber’s former home was at Shepherdstown, W. Va. Mr. and Mrs. I Sbeeler will live at Ashland, N. C. R. R. r Kessler—Cole.—Dr. Calvin M. Kessler, for , merly of Butler, Baltimore county, and Miss Carrie G. Cole, of Gassaway, W. Va., were t married on Tuesday morning, August 17th, at , the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and . Mrs. William L. Cole. The bride was attired , in a lace robe over white silk. Rev. W. B. - Corder, of the M. E. Church South, officiated. j t Big Family Reunion.—The eleventh an nual reunion of the Belt and Parish families, • whose ancestry dates to the sixteenth century, f was held on Thursday on Emory Grove camp . grounds and was the largest attended gather -7 ing in the history of the organization. . A business meeting ana memorial service took place in the tabernacle at llth o’clock, t The exercises were opened with prayer by Rev. John Edwards. Mr. C. T. Belt, chair e man of the meeting, read a list of the mem bers who died daring the past year. Recita tions and vocal selections were rendered by ; Misses Katherine Belt and Mary C. Phelps and Mrs. Charles B. Reever. The address of : welcome was delivered by Rev. J. Tolley Marsh, of the M. E. Church. , An interesting account was read of Sir Rob -8 ert Belt and his manor house, Bassall Hall, in Yorkshire, England, which was built by him in 1640. The Belt family is one of the most ancient now existing in Yorkshire. The first “ settlement of the family was in the reign of j King Richard 11., 1387. The Belt family come* 3 of royal birth, according to the registers of the „ Armorial College. Whether the founder bore ► the name of Belt, Balt, Baldric, Batthi or de ‘ Balthi is unknown, for the name has under gone several changes. . At the close of the meeting the following of “ ficere were elected for the ensuing year: Pres ® ident, W. H. Belt, of Montgomery county; first vice-president, Charles B. Reever, of Bal ’■ timore; second vice-president, John Belt, of Westminster, Md.; third vice-president, James , T. Parish, of Mecbanicsville, Carroll county ; :’ fourth vice-president, Arthur Belt, of Balti ’■ more; fifth vice-president, Austin Middleton, of Baltimore; secretary, Miss Tina Belt; treas ,r urer, John Belt; historian, Miss Evelyn V. if Belt, of New York. £ W. O. T. U.—Mrs. J.T. Hershner waselected 8 a delegate and Mrs. U. G. Witts an alternateto |t represent Towson W. C. T. U. in the county convention to meet at Reisterstown, on Sep tember 16th, and Mrs. Edward Bowen, dele *’ gate, and Mrs. James E. Dunphy, alternate, to r * attend the State convention which will meetat Hagerstown, October stb, 6th and 7th. B The ladies of Towson Union will bold a ■ porch party and lawn fete at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Dunphy next Thurs e day evening. Public patronage solicited. Something Mysterious About This.—The ’ King’s Heralds of Fork M. E. Church have for several months been making preparations for an entertainment that they propose to hold in Shirley Hall, on Friday evening, September 10th. Judging from the secrecy maintained they have a genuine surprise in store for the s Hicks Weather Forecasts for Septem i, ber.—We publish below from Word and I- Works the Hicks weather forecasts for next month: e “A reactionary storm period is central on the :r 3d, 4tb and sth. The moon is on the celestial . equator on the 2d, within a few hours of peri * gee, hence decided barometric fluctuations, with probable thunder storms, will appear In many D places as early as the 2d. During the 3d, 4th and sth these disturbances will pass eastwardly over s most parts of the country. Rising barometer i, and clearing, cooler weather will follow this r period for several days. ' “A regular storm period is central on the 10th, but we have calculated that the new moon, or 8 moon’s conjunction with earth and sun on the 1 14th, would retard the final culmination of this t period. The magnetic crisis, occurring annually from about the Bth to the 15th of September, falls In this period. High temperature and low barometer may be expected by the 10th, and s storms of notable character will organize and ' take up their eastward march. These conditions i will grow in magnitude and force during the l llth, 12th and possibly up to the 14tb. If high barometer and change to cooler follow imme . dlately behind storms about the 10th, llth and f 12th, the new moon on the 14th will lend its per -1 turbfng power to the reactionary period imme diately following. On and about the llth the r earth passes a point in its orbit where earth our s rents, auroral pertubations and volcanio unrest, as a rule, appear in maximum intensity. This period, of course, is nearing the full force of the ! autumnal equinox and storms peculiar to this 3 season should not be allowed to surprise and overwhelm those who are naturally most ex , posed to their violence. i “A reactionary storm period is central on the 15th, 16th and 17th. Should the storms of the preceding period not subside before the new ! moon on the 14th, threatening to stormy condi tions will continue during the 15th to 17th, cul minating on and touching the 16th in very posi tive and forceful disturbance. A marked change I to high barometer and cooler may reasonably be* t expected from about the 16th to the 19th. Frosts in northern extremes should not surprise read > ers of these forecasts at this time. ' “A regular storm period Is central on the 21st, the central day of tne autumnal equinox. This , period will bring prompt changesor temperature ; and barometric pressure as early as the 19th in western parts or the country. By the 21st these conditions will bring on storms of rain, wind . and thunder, and during the 21st to 23d these storms will touch most parts of the country in their eastward sweep to the Atlantic. If the ! barometer is greatly depressed, attended by i high temperature, much humidity and fitful, i southerly winds, storms will be severe in many i localities. High barometer, stiff gales from the northwest and change to very cool nights will most probably follow the storms of this period, 1 bringing frosts to numerous localities in states i to the northward. “A reactionary storm period is central on the 26th, 27th and 28tb, the moon is in perigee ud on the celestial equator on the 29th, and in apposi tion with earth and sun on the 30th. This period promises some of the most decided equinoctial ’ disturbances of this autumnal season. The ! moon being nearest the earth, on the equator and at full moon, so near the time when the sun is centrally on the equator, in the nature of the case we may expect violent perturbations of the 1 atmosphere, as well as great swells and tidal I waves along the coasts and open seas. The crisis of this period promises to be retarded so as to fall on and touching the 29th to 30th. Marked storm conditions will prevail over most sections of the country at this time, with promise of pro longed disturbances into the first few days of 1 October. This really promises to<be the turn ing period, when summer conditions will give place to autumnal, and when tropical storms i will make a last battle with boreal influences , and be immediately followed by change to much cooler weather and frosts over much of the country northward.” i * Timonium Fair of 1909.—The following officers and committees will serve at the an nual fair of the Baltimore County Agricultural Society, September 7th to llth inclusive: President—Alexander McCormick. Vice-President—Duane H. Rice. Secretary—James 8. Nussear. Race Beoretary—W. George Marley. Treasurer—G. Albert Mays. Board of Managers- G. Albert Mays, Alexan der MoCormlck, Dr. A. C. McCurdy, E. Glttings Merryman, James P. Reese, Asa B. Gardiner, Jr., James S. Nussear, Duane H. Rice, Charles f, Burton, Edward A. Cockey, Frederick von apff. Thomas E. Cottman. Marshal—Edward A. Cockey. Lieutenant Marshal—Louis MoLane Merry man. DeputyMarshals—S. Gordon Parks, Edwin Cowley, William Pinkney White Love, George Blackistone, Charles E. Thomas, Jr., Nathan R. Smith, John A. Councilman, John Thomas Sad ler, James Bruce, Thomas D. Cockey. COMMITTEES. Grounds and Improvements—E. G. Merryman, James S. Nussear, G. Albert Mays. Traok—Thomas E. Cottman, E. Glttings Merry man, Duane H. Rice. Accounts—Alexander McCormick, Fred, von Kapff. Duane H. Rice. Rules, Regulations, etc.—Alexander McCor mick, Charles E. Burton, Dr. A. C. McCurdy. Premium List—Duane H. Rice, E. Glttings Merryman, James S. Nussear. Exhibits—Frederick von Kapff, Dr. A. C. Mc- Curdy, James S. Nussear. Reception—Dr. A. C. McCurdy, Edward A. Cockey, Frederick von Kapff. Privileges—Alexander McCormlok, James P. Reese, James 8. Nussear. superintendents. Department A, Cattle—Frederick von Kapff, Arthur Chenowetb, Asa B. Gardiner, Jr. < Department B, Horses—E. Glttings Merryman, Duane H. Rice and Thomas E. Cottman. Elisha F. Parks, superintendent of forage. H. E. Bar tleson, feed dealer, with store on grounds. Department C, Sheep and Goats—Charles E. Burton and B. T. Ridgely. Department D. Swine—Charles E. Burton, Jno. C. Halbert and William Gorsuch. Department E, Poultry—Dr. A. C. McCurdy, Joseph Phipps. Department F, Hams, Dairy Products, etc.— Charles E. Burton and D. M. Matthews. Department G, Farm and Garden Products— James 8. Nussear, R. H. McCormick. Department H, Special Prizes to Pupils of Public Schools—Thomas B. Todd, Sr., and A. S. Cook. Department J, Implements and Machinery— Asa B. Gardiner, Jr., William Wesley, Ed. A. Cockey. Department K, Saddlery and Harness—Dr. A. C. McCurdy. Charles E. Treadwell. Department L, Domestic Manufactures—Miss S. Belle Cockey, Mrs. F. Bosley Crowther, Mrs. James G. Pugh. Department M, Bread,Cake,Preserves.Pickles, etc.—Mrs. N. Bosley Merryman, Mrs. James P. Reese. Department N, Wines, Cordials, etc.—Miss Alice StaDßbury, Miss Bettie Anderson. Farmers Bustaln Heavy Losses from Fire.—The house, barn and all of the other outbuildings except one on the farm of Mr. H. Best Miller, near Parkton, Baltimore county, were destroyed by by fire about 4.30 o’clock on Friday afternoon, August 20th. All of the furniture in the house, the crops stored in the barn and the vehicles and agricultural imple ments were burned. The only thing in the house saved was some Slothing. The loss will amount to about SB,OOO and is only partially covered by insurance. The fire is thought to have been caused by sparks from an engine which was being used to run a threshing ma chine. The flames spread rapidly, sweeping everything before them, and were soon com municated to the house. All efforts of Mr. Miller, his farm bands and neighbors to save the property proved futile. The threshing machine and Mr. Miller’s entire wheat crop and other crops fell a prey to the flames. A number of horses in the barn were rescued with much difficulty. Some hogs were also driven from their pens, but several were badly burned. . , ... Mr. Miller and his family, consisting of his wife and several children, went to another farm nearby, which is owned by Mr. Miller. AND STILL ANOTHER. A large barn and corn-house on the farm of ’ Mr. Charles Adams, on the German Hill road, 15th district, were burned early on Tuesday morning, August 24th. The prompt arri val of the Highlandtown Fire Company saved , the dwelling and the cow sheds near by. The damage was about $3,000 and the insurance covers one-half the loss. Besides the barn, which contained 10 tons of hay, a dayton, a farm wagOD, a runabout and four seta of har ness, were destroyed. Mr. Adams was awak i ened about 4.30 by a crash. Looking out of his window he saw that the roof of the barn had fallen in and the blaze was leaping high in the air. He ran to the barn and rescued seven horses and bis son went to the home of Mr. Robert Campbell and telephoned the Highlandtown Fire Company. The fire is sup posed to have originated in the hayloft from lighted matches dropped by tramps. > The Good Roads Movement. —The Good Roads Association 6f Baltimore County, Capt. C. Lyon Rogers, president, has begun its cam i paign in favor of the issue of $1,500,000 of bonds for the permanent improvement of the roads of the county. The report of the special - committee of the association favoring the issue of bonds has been printed in pamphlet form and is being distributed among the taxpayers. A law providing that the voters of the i county shall vote on the proposed bond issue r in 1910 will be presented at the next session of the Legislature. The report states that after making a full investigation of the matter the committee decided that the most feasible plan ‘ to secure the immediate and permanent im i provement of the roads of the county was to I issue bonds. The report says: t “ Your committee believes that the taxpay r er of today should enjoy the advantages of i good roads, but that as these advantages and • benefit* will be shared and enjoyed by those i who come after the present generation they, ) too, should share the cost of the present build ing. We are, therefore, in favor of a bond is sue extending over a period of fifty years, rather than the burden of direct tax, because the long term issue makes it possible to raise ; the necessary means without sppieciably ad vancing the tax rate, and distributes the pay f ment of hee cost among those who wiiVderive i benefits in years to come, and at the n|me > time provides for the road improvement with out delay.” . . . , , The report proposes that the fund derived from the sale of the bonds shall be expended by a non-partisan commission. I Mr. Asher Popular With All Classes. — > Four hundred voters of the 15th district signed r a paper requesting the reeent Republican con - vention to nominate J. Edward Asher, of that - district, for the Legislature. Such an appeal ) could not well be overlooked, even had there t been any desire to do so, and Mr. Asher was selected as one of the party’s candidatw. It is i a noteworthy fact that nearly one-half of the f signers to the petition are Democrats. Mr. - Asher is 39 years of age. He is a son of the late John E. Asher, and a grandson of the late Rev. William R. Asher, both of whom were * in their life-time well and favorably known r in that section of Baltimore county. He is a r telegrapher, employed by the Baltimore and l Ohio Railroad Company at Poplar, on the Phil r adelphia Division. He is a member of the i Brotherhood of Railroad Telegraphers and e also of Manzsnita Tribe, No. 136, Improved Or der of Red Men. Nearly One Hundred Old Soldiers Still 1 at tbe Pikesvllle Home—Banks Gradually t Thinning —The future of tbe Confederate Soldiers’ Home, at Pikes yille, is a subject of > interest in view of the many deaths of vet -1 erans which have recently occurred, says tbe ' Baltimore Sun. Mr. James R. Wheeler, one ' of the main supports of the home, who is also l chairman of the managers, says that tbe ques f tion was a source of worry to him 25 years r ago, but that he had since given it little 1 thought, as the number of those living there had not decreased materially. : “ I suppose that when the number of in , mates,’’ he said, “ dwindles down to a handful i we will close the doors, never to be reopened. ■ Ten years or more hence we will probably find i our veterans few and scarce. What will we do then ? Close up and sell.” The largest number of inmates that the i home has ever had was about eight years ago, i when 112 were recorded. There are now about 96, the oldest of whom is in bis nineties and tbe youngest about 65. But for all of that they are a hale and hearty lot, every one, even those in the hospital, being able to tell with vigor in hie voice of his experience in the war. The home is maintained by an appropria tion of $12,000, which is yearly given by the State. In addition to this there are private contributions, and tbe annual festival and tournament, which will be held this year on September 11th, the proceeds of which help greatly in keeping Up the quarters. The minute one enters the grounds at Pikee ville he is imbued with the military feeling which pervades the home. He sees on all sides veterans—men whose memories are still green with incidents which have helped make the pages of history. There are few, if any, of ' them who passed through the war without the loss of some relative, and many of them have on their person scars of the battles which they fought under the “ Stars and Bars." Tbe day of service is gone, but tbe spirit still remains. There is still about them that courage, vigor and energy which are inherent in the sons of the South when called on to de fend their own. Their life is one quiet, calm and peaceful day with comrades who sym pathize and recall story for story, victory for victory and tragedy for tragedy. All the veterans, with the exception of those in the hospital, do light work. Some work in the garden, full of sweet-smelling flowers; others attend to the poultry, horses or cows, while still others work in the fields, the 15 acres of which, planted with vegetables, bear evidence of the labor of these veterans of the sword have done with tbe plowshare. It is hard to say what is the usual time for rising at the home. The time is 6.30 o’clock, for at 7 o’clock breakfast is served; but as one of the superintendents said, when the first was going to bed another was rising, and as early as 3 o’clock in the morning some of them are to be found turning out of their cots. These are .men who have lain for hours in cold, damp fields or water-filled trenches, their bones aching and their arms and legs fatigued. The morning at the home is one of quiet. Those who are too feeble to work lounge arouDd under tbe shady trees, receive visitors and exchange yarns with their comrades. Their appetites are hearty, for when the din ner call is sounded there is a lusty set-to. Sup per is served at 5.30 o’clock, and then some to bed, others to smoke and others to their checkers and chess, for some of the veterans are quite expert at the draft board. Five days in the year the lady managers prepare one of tbe finest old Southern dinners that palate could wish for, and these days are looked forward to with joy by the veterans. The other meals are good and wholesome. Tbe veterans still wear their uniforms of gray. The officials of tbe home maintain their military characteristics, for besides the super intendent there is the commissary and tbe ad jutant and the surgeon, Dr. W. P. E Wyse. The present superintendent is Mr. R. J. Stin son, formerly of the Baltimore Light Artillery. The present managers of the home are Messrs. James R. Wheeler (chairman), Capt. Frederick M. Colston, August Simon and D. Ridgely Howard. There are 12 governors, tbe president of which is Capt. George W. Booth. Filtration of Water for County Towns. —An object lesson in water filtration is offered by tbe beds of the Baltimore County Water and Electric Company at Avalon, 13th district, where the frequently muddy water of the Pa tapsco is pumped into the company’s reser voir, run through the titering system and pumped through the mains clear and pure. The water from the Avalon station supplies Relay, Catonsville, Mount Washington, Tow son, Govanstown, the Belair road, Lutherville and neighboring places. In conversation with a Baltimore Sun re porter Mr. Albert H. Wehr, secretary, while he declined to tell tbe cost of the installation of the filtration apparatus, said that propor tionately it was not expensive. He said that while it was necessary to filter the Patapsco water because of its frequent turbidity the company had found on chemical analysis it was pure in spite of tbe chances of contamina tion.' Mr. Wehr further said: "The water, after passing through the filtration beds, is perfectly clear, although chemists have determined that as it comes from the river Ahe percentage of torpidity is about 5,000 partsin a million. The proportion of bacteria, after filtration, is very small. We have found our filtration system such a success that we are now installing an ozone filtration plant at Herring Run pump ing station, at Herring Run and Philadelphia road.” Mr. Wehr said that at the Avalon station there are two systems. One is the slow sand filtration, by which the water passes slowly through layers of sand. The other, which was installed later in order that its results could be judged, is the mechanical filtration, by which the water is forced rapidly through, and by means of air blasts and agitation, is purified. The slow sand process is used in Washington, Philadelphia, Albany and Pittsburg. “According to the health officers of the dis tricts supplied by our water,” said Mr. Wehr, “ there has not been a case of typhoid trace able to it. It is regarded as pure, thus attest ing the success of the filters.” Great Falla Circuit M. E. Church.—The special meeting at Providence Church is still be an all-day service at Hiss’ Church, Sunday, August 29th, as follows: 10 a. m.. Sunday school; 11. preaching; 2.30 p. m., Epworth League; 3.30, preaching; 7.30, Epworth League; 8, preaching. This will be the opening of a series of meetings at this church. The services will be held in a tent near the church and will continue two weeks. A cordial invitation is extended to all. Jos. J. Genthner, Pastor. Hereford Circuit, M. E. Church.— Sunday, August 29th, services as follows: Jessop, 11 a. Bosley, 3 p. m., Epworth, 8 p. m., preach ing bv Rev. W. J. Meeks: Hereford, 10.30 a. m., Rev. T. M. West; Mt. Carmel,3 p.m., Falls Road, 8 p. h., Rev. John 8. German. William J. Meeks, Pastor. Long Green Circuit, M. E. Church.— Services will be held at Union Church, Sunday, August 29th, at 10.30 a. m. and 7 r. m. Miss Minnie Shay, the singing evangelist, will be in charge. This meeting will probably close with the night service. The pastor will preach at Waugh Church at 11 a. m. and administer the sacrament. The pastor will administer the sacrament at Wilson’s Church at 3 p. m. F. A. Killmon, Pastor. Towson M. E. Church.— Sunday, August 29th, the pastor will conduct services at 11 a. m., and at 8 p. m. Rev. Benjamin F. Brown, of Orlando, Florida, will preach. Thos. E. Copes, Pastor. Lakeview AC. E. Church.— A special service will be held at 3.30 p. m., under the auspices of the Epworth League. Addresses by Mr. Harry Grace, of Govanstown, and Mr. H. C. Murray, ofTowson. Warden Weyler and His ‘‘Chicken Farm.” —Expressing his intention of raising first-class poultry, Warden John F. Weyler, of the Maryland Penitentiary, has purchased a 70-acre farm on the Pot Spring road, east of Timonium, from Mrs. Francis T. Homer. The farm was the property of Mr. Weyler until 1901, when it was bought by Mr. Homer. Mr. Weyler says that he had absolutely no idea of retiring from his present position for some ‘time, but merely purposed this step in order to have a well established chicken farm to which he might give bis attention upon retirement. In speaking of the place Mr. Weyler said: "It is certainly an ideal locality for the pur pose to which I intend potting it. There are 57 acres of cleared land and 13 of woodland. The ground is most fertile and produces sb fine crops of corn and wheat as any in that vicin ity. In addition to these features, the place includes a 12-room house equipped with hot water beating and all the latest improvements. “As long as I continue my active duties at the Penitentiary I intend using the farm merely a* a soorce of diversion. I intend fit ting up the place to compare favorably with anv chicken farm in the county. In the spring a competent man will be placed in charge, his attention to be given solely to raising White Leghorns, Crystal White Orpb ingtons and several fancy breeds of docks. It will be remembered that when the land became the property of Mrs. Homer it was used as a fresh-air farm. This idea was aban doned several vears ago and since then the land has been worked with moat satisfactory results. . Lodge to Celebrate Anniversary.— Messrs. George B. Kenney, Oscar Howard, William T. Griffith. Dr. J. F. Kernodle, Sam uel J. Gover, Bamuel Crowther, Benjamin C. Zink, Clyde Stover, F. G. Minnick. Arnold G. Gent and R. C. Fisher, of Marble Lodge, No 123 Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of Cockevsville, have been appointed a commit tee to arrange a celebration in honor of the i lodge’s thirty-eighth anniversary and to have a rally and a class of candidates, one for each i year of its existence. Sale of Thistle Mill Ratified.-Oni Tuesday Judge Duncan passed an order ratifying the i sale of the Thistle Mills property, on the Pa i tapsco river, in the Ist district, to a syndicate i represented by Hon. A. A. Blakeney, f°r I 600. The property consists of cotton and silk mills and a fine waterpower. It is understood that the plant will be continued in operation. I Messrs. E. G. Miller, Jr., J. Pembroke Thom • and William H. Brune were the receivers who sold the property. I Personal Mention.— r —Mr. Ralph W. Rider, a well known Tow j son bnsiness man, is spending a few days at r Atlantic City. —Misses Effie Ensor and Goldia Pitts are i visiting their uncle, Mr. Wm. T. Miles, of My s Lady’s Manor. i —Mrs. Elizabeth K. Ensor, widow of George R. Ensor, of the Bth district, is suffering from i a stroke of paralysis. i —Rev. William J. Meeks, pastor of Hereford > Circuit, M. E. Church, has been enjoying his vacation at Atlantic City. —Mrs. Jane Wright and her daughter, Mrs. Edward A. Anderson, of Towson, are regis tered at The Traymore, Atlantic City. I —Miss J ulia Spottswood Lee, of Towson, was i a guest this vffeek of Mrs. J. Frank Turner, of Easton, Md., and attended the Talbot county i fair. —Mrs. George Stewart and Miss Marie Scott, of Woodbourne ave., Govanstown, are spend ing several weeks at The Stockton, Cape May, N. J. —Miss Grace Pearce, of Raspeburg, has re turned after having spent two weeks with her cousin, Mrs. G. Holmes Lemmon, of Madon na, Md. Miss Agnes Snyder, of Fallston, who has been seriously ill, is much improved and has gone for a Northern trip to remain an unlimi ted time. —Miss Elsie J. Justis, of Park avenue, Bal timore, and Mrs. Wm. T. Miles, of My Lady’s Manor, are spending two weeks at Atlantic City, N. J. —Miss Janet Bartieson and Mr. Lee Bartle sod, of Chester, Pa., are visiting their aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Bartieson, of Cockeyaville. —Dr. George Y. Massenburg, of the Towson drug firm of Massenburg & Son, is camping in Virginia with a party of friends from Mount Washington. —Miss Elizabeth Longnecker, of Towson, is spending a few days with her niece, Mrs. Hugh W. 8. Powers, at the rectory, Highland. How ard county, Md. —Col. and Mrs. Benjamin F. Taylor, who went to Salt Lake City to attend the National Encampment, G. A. R., have returned. They had a delightful trip. —Rev. Thomas E. Copes, pastor of Towson M. E. Church, will preach at the reopening of Pleasant Grove Church, Carroll county, Sun day, August 29th, at 7r. m. * —Rev. William E. Curley, pastor of Balti more Circuit, M. E Church, who sustained a slight stroke of paralysis a short time ago, is taking a rest to recuperate his health. —Mrs. D. A. Conn, after spending some time at Bon-Aire Cottage, Pen-Mar, has gone to Ocean Grove, N. J., accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. T. Emory Conn and daughter, Lillian. —Mr. Thomas C. Bruff, of Towson, accom panied by his son, Mr. Benjamin Bruff. is spending this week with his daughter, Mr. William L. Cauthorn, of Tappahannock. Va. —Rev. Henry Gerstmeyer, pastor of the Lutheran Church at Marysville, Pa., accom panied by his wife and child, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gerstmeyer, of Towson. —Mrs. F. E. Chick and her daugbter, Miss Mary Chick, who had been spending some time with relatives and friends in Baltimore county, have returned to their home at Hope well, N.J —Mr. Augustus D. Clemens, of Govanstown, a well known real estate operator, submitted to an operation at the Johns Hopkins Hos pital on Tuesday night. He is progressing favorably. —Mr. George R. Gaither, the well known lawyer, sailed for Europe a few days ago and will spend six weeks abroad. Mr. Gaither was the last Republican nominee for Governor of Maryland. —Miss Bertha M. Green, of Glenarm, and Miss Katherine M. Bromelsick, of Govanstown, accompanied br Messrs. George and Elmer Green and Mr. Wm. Bromelsick,have returned from a visit to Luray, Va. —Rev. and Mrs. O. E. Swinehart, of Perry Hall, and Mr. and Mrs. William Lyle, of Thornville, Ohio, who have been visiting them the past two weeks, spent last Monday sight-seeing in Washington. —Mr. Isaac J. Twining, a well known farm er of the 11th district, who called at The Union office on Friday morning, was on bis way to Wrightstown, Pa., to attend the annual reu nion of the Twining family next week. —Mr. 8. W. Kapp has resigned his position as superintendent of the transportation depart ment of the Maryland Steel Company at Spar row’s Point and will shortly remove his family from that place. He is a son of Mr. H. W. Kapp, of Ruxton. —The following residents of Baltimore county have been named as members of the advisory board of the Frederick County Fair : Messrs. Duane H. Rice, Samuel M. Shoemaker, E. Gittings Merryman. James 8. Nussear and Dixon C. Walker. —Mr. T. Bcott Offutt, of the Towson bar, is among the Maryland lawyers who left for Detroit last Sunday to attend the annual meet ing of the American Bar Association. Mr. George Whitelock, of Baltimore, read a paper during tbe meeting. —Mr. William McCallister, president of the Suburban Savings Bank and Hamilton Im provement Association, left on Wedhesday, with his wife and daughter, Miss Ruth Mc- Callister, fflr a two-week trip to Cape May, Wildwood and Atlantic City. —Rev. Benjamin F. Brown, an Episcopalian clergyman of Orlando, Florida, is visiting his brother, Mr. E. Fell Brown, of Towson. He conducted services in Trinity P. E. Church last Sunday night and will preach in the M. E. Church on Sunday night. August 29th. —Messrs. W. Evans Anderson and Richard H. Wiley, active members of the White Hall Farmers’ Club and Improvement Association, who were in Towson on Tuesday, speak en thusiastically of this year’s fair of tbe associa tion, active preparations for which are now in progress. —Col. William B. Pettit, of the legal depart ment of the Pullman Car Company, Chicago, called on several of his friends in Towson on Tuesday. Col. Pettit and wife, who is a daugh ter of tbe venerable Thomas Ward, of Texas, always time their annual visit to Baltimore county in order to enjoy the Timonium Fair. —Mr. Isaac H. Moss, the well known Go vanstown florist, was a member of the bowl ing team that won the championship from ten other cities during the recent National Florists’ Convention in Cincinnati. In the several contests Baltimore won eight prizes and stood at the top of the list. Some of the prizes are very handsome. -Mr. William Grason, of the Towson bar, representative from the Maryland Grand Lodge, I. O. O. F., will leave September 6th for Seattle to attend tbe annual meeting of the Sovereign Grand Lodge of that order. Before returning Mr. Grason will visit Yellowstone Park, San Francisco, Portland and other places of interest and will return by the Southern route. —Mr. Charles 8. Rampley, of Long Green Valley, who lately had an operation performed for appendicitis, is slowly regaining bis health but being unable to look after his dairy busi ness he has determined to sell off his carefully selected herd at his farm, near Unionville, on Monday, September 6th. For particulars see advertising columns of The Union today. —Mr. Henry Smith, a trucker of White Marsh, 11th district, who renewed bis sub scription to The Union on Wednesday, told a rather doleful story of the outlook for farmers in his section of tbe county on account of the drouth. While all crops will be short, he says, some will be entire failures and the tiller of the soil will have expended bis money and time for nothing. —Miss Nellie Carroll Jones, of Govanstown, has returned from a visit to "Locust Grove,” her parents’ country home in Dorchester county, to assist her sister, Miss. Edith Jones, agent of the Federated Charities in Baltimore, as her stenographer. Miss Ruth Jones is at Ocean Grove, N. J., the guest of Miss Edith Rollison, a former classmate at Columbia University, N. Y. —Rev. Dr. Henry Branch, for twenty-seven years pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Ellicott City, has resigned and will remove to Baltimore to continue his ministerial work. For many years Dr. Branch has been secre tary of the Maryland Synod. He is chaplain of the Maryland Grand Lodge of Masons and also State and National chaplain of the Society of the War of 1812. , —Mr. Charles Brockmeyer, of Fullerton, and Mr. Charles C. Dienstbach, of Towson, are again engaged at Timonium Fair grounds as sisting Secretary Nussear in getting the entries in the books for the coming fair. Mr. Brock meyer has been a sort of fixture at tbe county fair for many years and what be don’t know about matters concerning stock and poultry entries is scarcely worth knowing. —Mr. Lewis M. Bacon, of the Towson law firm of Grason & Bacon, who spent a week at Ocean Grove, N. J., with Mrs. Bacon and their daugbter, returned a few days ago. Speaking on Wednesday of the condition of tbe crops in this section of Maryland, Mr. Bacon, wbo is an active farmer as well as lawyer, said he did not think that corn would yield more than half a crop and that the outlook generally for farmers is most discouraging. —Rev. G. R. M. Wells, wbo has been sub stituting at the First Baptist Church, Balti i more, during tbe past month, has accepted the call to the pastorate of Cal vary Baptist Church, i Towson. Mr. Wells, who is a recent graduate of Newton Theological Seminary, will be mar ried September Ist to Miss Mildred 8. Meadon, [ of Lowell, Mass , where the ceremony will be i performed. It is likely tbe young couple will shortly thereafter occupy tbe Baptist parson i age in Towson. Unfavorable Report on Lutherville Wa ter.—The Lutherville Improvement Associa tion has had a bacteriological analysis made of ' the water furnished residents of LutherviUe by the Baltimore County Water and Electric ’ Company. The analysis is to the effect that tbe water is bad for drinking purposes and residents of the village have been advised to boil all water used for drinking or used in pre ' paring vegetables that will not be cooked. ! Mr. W. E. Marshall, secretary or the associa tion has notified every water consumer in 1 Lutherville; also the County Commissioners and the water company. The analysis was r made by Dr Stokes, of the Btate Health De -5 partment. ■ Parkton Circuit, M. E. Church.—The sec - ond quarterly conference of Parkton Circuit, i M. E. Church, will be held.at Gorsuch, Satur -1 day. Sept. 4tb, at 10.30 a. m. Rev. W. L. Mc . Dowell, D. D, will be present and preach. i Every member of the conference is respect ) fully solicited to be present. H. R. Savage, Pastor. THE DEATH RECORD. t Gkmmill Mr. James M. Gemmill, perhaps the oldest man in that section of the county, ! died at bis home at Freeland, N. C. R. R., on the 20th instant, aged 92 years. Mr. Gemmill, who had been a remarkably vigorous man, i was successfully engaged in business at Free land many years and for about fifty years post master there. He prided himself in the fad that he was, at the time he gave up the office, i either tbe oldest, or next to the oldest, post master in point of service in the United States. He was in all respects an excellent citizen and enjoyed the confidence and respect of tbe people of the community generally. Besides bis widow be is survived by four chil dren—Mr. James 8. Gemmill, Mrs. P. L. Mer riken and Misses Janie and Annie Gemmill. The funeral took place at Zion M. P. Church, near Freeland, on Monday morning, Rev. Mr. Johnson conducting the services. Conowingo Tribe of Red Men, of which deceased was a member, attended the funeral in a body and conducted the ceremonies at the grave. Dkßaogh.—After an illness of about two years Mr. Henry Deßaugh, who was, before bis health failed, a well-known carpenter and builder, died on Friday night of last week at the home of bis daugbter, Mrs. G. Thomas, in Towson, aged 75 years. The cause of his death was paralysis. Mr. Deßaugh was born near Towson and spent his entire life in this neighborhood. Besides his widow he is sur vived by one daugbter, Mrs. Thomas, and two sons—Messrs. Albert and Howard Deßaugh, of Towson. Mr. Philip A. Deßaugh, of Cub Hill. Harford road, is a brother, and Mrs. Ju lius Rudiger, of Towson, is a sister. The fu neral took place at 2 p. m. on Monday, Rev. Thomas E. Copes conducting the services. In terment in the cemetery at Providence. Jobn Burns’ Sons had charge of the funeral ar rangements. The pall-bearers were Messrs. Edward, Clinton. William and Frederick De- Baugh, Marion Thomas and Edward Burns. Williams.—Mr. Luther M. Williams, aged 90 years, said to be tbe oldest man in the vicin ity of Freeland, Baltimore county, died at 12.30 o’clock Tuesday night from paralysis. He had been the oldest only since tbe death of Mr. James L. Gemmill, 92 years old, wbo was buried last Monday. Mr. Williams had been in remarkable health for bis age and had donesome mowing on tbe day before bis death. He was born in Baltimore county and bad lived on his farm sixty years. He is sur vived by a sister. Miss Ellen Williams, of Monkton. There also snrvi ve him three daugh ters—Mrs. E. S. Bond, of Baltimore, and Misses M. Elizabeth and Annie L Williams, of Free land—and two sons—Messrs. L. Meredith Wil liams, of Freeland, and H. B. Williams, of Mount Washington. McNbille.—Mrs. Margaret McNeille died at the home of her son, Mr. Marlin J. Dunn, at Lanraville, on Saturday night. Bbe bad been ill about two weeks. Bhe was born 64 years ago in Kings county, Ireland, where she was first married. After being left a widow, with one son, Martin J. Dunn, she came to America and located at Swausey Park, on the Hillen road, where she was married to Mr. Jobn Mc- Neille, who was at one time employed as a surveyor by Mr. Robert K. Hartin in the con struction of tbe tunnel and works by which the water was taken to Baltimore from Loch Raven. Dilworth.—Mrs. Susan Dilworth, wife of Mr. William J. Dilwortb, of Govanstown. died at the Church Home and Infirmary in Balti more, on Thursday, after having undergone an operation for internal trouble, aged 58 years. Besides her husband she is survived by two children—Mrs. Frederick Hilgartner and Mr. Charles Dilworth, Tbe funeral will take place at ber late home at 9a.m. on Sunday. Inter ment in St. John’s Cemetery, Kingsville. Gibson. —Mrs. Catherine W. Gibson, aged 43 vears, wife of Mr. John G. Gibson, died last Saturday at ber home on Nicoll avenne, at Govanstown. Besides her husband she is sur vived by four children—Mr. C. L. Gibson, Misses Catherine C. Gibson and Mary Estella Gibson and Master John Q. Gibson. Mr. Frank Ward, of Govanstown, is her brother. Mrs. Gibson was a daughter of the late Bernard Ward, of Baltimore. CoriELL.—Mr. Noah Cofiell died on Sunday last at the home of his son, Mr. Frank Cofiell, near Arcadia, 4th district, aged 89 years. For years Mr. Cofiell was a resident of the sth district. His wife, who was a Miss Tracey, died many years ago. He is survived by two daughters and five sons. Hochstedt.—Mrs. Charles Hocbstedt, aged 33 years, wife of Mr. Charles M. Hocbstedt, of Hamilton, died on Wednesday at her home after a prolonged illness. She was born in Pikesviile and lived there until nine years ago, when she married. Jurors for the September Term of Court. —On Tuesday Judge Duncan drew the jurors to serve at tbe September term of tbe Circuit Court, which begins on tbe third Monday of the month. Following is tbe list, the figures after the names indicating tbe district the juror is from: Charles H. Scbotta... 1 W. W. C. Stewart.... 8 William Feast 1 Joseph Kessler 8 Simon R. Dill. . 1 Robert Pilson 9 JohnM. Gittings....- 1 JohnG. Durr 9 C. Frank Bmmart.... 2 Charles M. Wolf 9 John G. Scbemm 2 L. Hergenrather, Jr.. 9 William T. Belt 2 J. Henry Albrecht... 9 Elmer E. Eagleston.. 3 Nicholas Nelson 10 James Hamilton 3 Herman Cockey.....-10 Grafton T. Wheeler.. 3 Lewis Castagglnl... .11 William A. Martin— 3 David J. DeGruchy..ll Mordecat G. Cockey.. 4 Frank T. Foard 11 John F. Heint/.man.• 4 William P. Lynch....l2 Daniel W. Myers 4 George A. Gegner....l2 Carroll H. Gorsuch... SCbarlesA. Reese 12 Jacob Elliott 5 Frederick R. Keyser.l2 Jonathan H. Baker... 6 Daniel Muhl 18 Reuben N. Trabert... 8 Chas. R. Coleman 18 George P. Hauff 8 John G. Signer 14 Emory C. Hampshire. 7 Louis P. Knox 14 Bam’l H. Molesworth. 7 Daniel Weber ....15 Nathan E. Rutledge. 7 Alvin A. Hartzel 15 Charles A. Smith 8 F. W. Reinecke 15 John D. C. Duncan... 8 Stephen Haut 15 Horses Fell Into an Excavation.—Abont 4 o’clock on Wednesday morning last a pair of horses hooked to a wagon loaded with ap ples from the O’Donovan farm at Sunny brook, 10th district, and driven by Mr. Walter Wis nom, of Fork, fell into an excavation on Pat terson Park avenne, Baltimore, whicb had been dug by workmen on the new sewerage system. The driver ran to No. 24 engine house and asked for assistance. Assistant Engineer Daly was on duty at tbe time and he notified Captain Knight, wbo called the men out of their quarters to assist in tbe rescue. Divers means were tried without success until some one suggested erecting a block and tackle to a telegraph pole that stood near tbe trench and lifting the animals in that way. It was pro cured and after an hour and a half’s labor tbe horses were brought to the surface. Except for several bruises and a bad fright they were none the worse for the accident, and, after quieting them, Mr. Wisnom again bitched them to the wagon and drove off. One of the animals is owned by Mr. Wisnom and the other belongs to the farm. Big Gathering at Foreaton. —About 4,000 people attended tbe annual reunion of Forest Baptist Church, held at Foreaton, sth district, on Thursday. Forty Sunday schools of various denominations participated. In the afternoon addresses were delivered by Rev. 8. G. Nell, of Philadelphia; Rev. Andrew B. Wood, Rev. William E. Hatcher, Congressman J. Fred. C. Talbott and others. The large concourse of people present attract ed many politicians, including candidates for local offices. Among those present were County Commissioners Mann and Bverly, County Treasurer Merryman, John H. Keeney, Repub lican candidate for County Commissioner; Jas. Rittenhouse, Democratic candidate for Sheriff; J. Howard Fox and Fred’k W. Glantz, Demo cratic candidates for the House of Delegates. The preacher quartet, of Baltimore city, ren dered a number of selections. The Alesia Band and the Hampstead Orchestra rendered instru mental music. , ' „ , Dinner was partaken of under the trees and the reunion was the occasion of the meeting of many friends. Tournament and Horae Snow.—The fif teenth annual tournament and horse show waa held at Reisterstown on Tuesday last, with a large attendance from Baltimore, Carroll, Fred erick, Howard and Harford counties. Seven of nine knights captured nine rings and rode off the ties, in which J. Gordon Hobbs was suc cessful. Herbert Crooks won second, William Brady third and John Brady fourth. Mr. A. N. Stansbury, of Reisterstown, who entered in the fancy team class, won tbe blue ribbon with a four-vear-old bay mare. Mr. Basil Kelly, of Glyndon, won second prize in this class, with a five-year-old. In the single roadster class Mr. G. W. Barnhart won first P *lrT’the double team class Mr. Clarence Low rey, of Pikesvllle, won first prize, and Mr. Sana 1 W. GosnelJ, of Tyler, won the honors m the colt class, having two entries. The judges of the tournament were Dr. Harry M. Blade, Lee J. Hobbs and Louis Dawson. C. 8. Hobbs was chief marshal and H. B. Gore, assistant. Odd Fellows’ Reunion.—Hereford Lodge, No. 89,1. O. O. F.. will hold a union picnic in the grove near Hereford, on Saturday, Sep tember 25th, in tbe interest of Odd Fellowship and tbe members are preparing to make it a notable event. They have extended an invi tation to all tbe lodges in Baltimore county to , participate and there is no doubt that they will have a large representative gathering. It is 1 expected that the Grand Master William W. Varney, Deputy Grand Master John 8. Green, Past Grand Master James W. Chapman, Jr., 1 Past Grands Martin L. Beall, John 8. Ensor ’ and John B. Hanna will make addresses dur ing tbe day. Tbe following compose the com ' mittee: Messrs. George Miller, chairman; 8. Howard Miller, H. G. Esterline, William 1 Ruhl, Br., John W. Knight, Jr., E. A. Burton J and G. Albert Mays. Hay baler Causes Trouble. —Mrs. Ruth Ada Clagett, wife of Mr. Charles Clagett, near Randallstown, is suffering from injuries re - ceived in a runaway accident last Tuesday. , While driving to market her horse became - frightened on the Liberty road at a hay baler - and ran away. The wagon was upset and Mrs. . Clagett was hurled into a ditch and received severe cute and bruises. She is attended by Dr. H. 8. Shipley, who said that her injuries are not serious.