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The Democratic Advocate.
81.00 PER ANNUM. WESTMINSTER HIGH SCHOOL. Entertainment Given by the Pupils at Odd Fellows Hall. The pupils of Westminster High School gave an entertainment at Odd Fellow’s Hall last Friday evening and repeated it on Monday evening. The urogram started with two songs by pupils of the primary department, followed by an address of welcome by Miss Leola Burgoon, after which the larger pupils sang in chorus ‘The Lilies Wake from Dewy Sleep.” The “pieces de resistance” were an oper etta. “Little 80-Peep,” and a three-act comedy, “Out of Town. In the former the cast was as fol lows: _ , Little 80-Peep—Emma Slagle. Xetticote —Eloise Miller. Lady Lea—Elsie Gernand. Mistress Mary—Jeannette Jerome, j Gill—Treva Brown. Cockle Shell—Hellen Townshend. Silver Bell—Grace Gunther. Boy Blue—Guy Williams. Taffy—George Little. , In the comedy the characters and ulavers were: John Spencer Ellington—James H. Crawford. Robert Moyhea Thorndike —John Whitmore. James, the butler —Carroll Smeak. Mrs. Jane Harrington Thorndike — Katherine L. Lynch. Elizabeth Thorndike —Hattie M. Freeman. Mrs J. Ludington Monroe —Blanche Williamson. „ , Esther Monroe —Lillian G. Shipley. Marie. Mrs. Thorndike’s Maid — Ruth Royer. Both of the performances were well attended by the parents, relatives and friends of the pupils and the proceeds will be devoted to increasing the facilities of the school library. I The young actors and actresses all acquitted themselves creditably and will no doubt emblish the stage later on as worthy successors of Booth and Modjeska. The costuming and drilling of the younger pupils is in great part to be credited to the teach ers. who. in addition to their regular and arduous duties, took upon them selves this extra labor. In the operetta and comedy the characters were represented by pupils from the higher grades, who needed less coaching, being at that age where the trials and tribulations of lovers can be better appreciated and there fore more easily portrayed. As is usually the case, the girls were more at ease in these scenes than the boys but all did well and earned the ap proval given by the audience. The First Regiment Band enlivened the intermissions with music and Miss Ida Lockard accompanied the singers on the piano. The furniture on the stage was made in the manual training depart ment of our high school, and is the same that was exhibited at the James town Exposition. It reflects much credit upon the mechanical abilities of our Westminster boys. BISHOP .1. H. VINCENT, D. D. At Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church Next Sunday. On Sunday next, May 24, this emi nent preacher, and bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, will preach at Centenary Methodist Epis copal Church at 10.30 a. m., and ad dress the members of the Epworth League and Christian Endeavour So cieties at 8 p. m. Probably Bishop Vincent has been more directly concerned in the young peoples’ work in the churches than any prominent churchman, the “Cha- j tauqua” Society, and the Epworth League of the Methodist Episcopal Church each owing much to his in spiration and activity. A special musical program has been arranged for the morning and evening services. In the evening the congregations of the Methodist Prot estant and St. Paul’s Reformed churches will unite in the services. In the morning Bishop Vincent’s topic will be “A Study in Spiritual Arithmetic;” in the evening “A Gos pel for Grown-up and Old Folks.” The following special musical pro gram will be rendered; Morning, an them, “Father, O Hear Us,” by Pal mer; solo. “O Love That Wilt Not bet Me Go,” Albert Mitten. Evening, augmented choir, accompanied by stringed instruments; anthem, “In That Day Shall This Song Be Sung,” by McPhail; quartette,“He Lifted Me.” PERSONAL MENTION Miss Anna Belle Mitten, of this city, visited Miss Naomi Perry, of Union Bridge, this week. Capt. P. h. Irwin and family, of Baltimore, have returned to Westmin ster for the summer. Mrs. Dr. D. F. Shipley spent several days in Baltimore this week in at tendance upon the general conference. Rev. and Mrs. C. S. Slagle are at tending the sessions of the General Synod of the Reformed Church at York, Pa. Misses Emma and Cora E. Motter, °i Littlestown, spent Saturday and Sunday with Miss Lula Myers, of Prizeiiburg. Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Wampler, of Dayton, Ohio, visited Mr. and Mrs. Y'- Scott Wolfe, Union Bridge, several days this week. Mrs. P. c. Kennedy is spending a few days with Mrs. G. Wright Frizell. She will shortly move to Virginia and make her future home in that state. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sprinkle, of Maynesboro, Pa., spent several days this week with Mrs.Sprinkle’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Bankert, near Cranberry. Charles B. Roberts, Jr. t wife and family, of Baltimore, and James H. Gambrill, Jr., and daughter, of Fred erick, were guests of John M. Roberts a nd family on Sunday. Miss Test Buckingham, Miss Mary Buckingham, Mrs. Laura Sellman and Samuel K. Herr went to Baltimore to hear the lecture of William Jennings Bryan Wednesday night. Mrs. Maurice Mitten and daughter Miss Elizabeth, Mrs. Charles Magins and Daniel Selpps left last week on a visit to relatives at different points in Ghk* They will return about the UNFORTUNATE EDITOR TALENTS SO LIMITED GOOD MUSIC FAILS TO TOUCH HIM. Street Piano and Nickelodeon About His Size. For the Advocate. The highly artistic, and none the less appreciated, recital given in this city last week was well attended. The hall was filled and each participant was heartily applauded. It is a dis appointment to the artists, I am sure, that there was one among the enthus iastic listeners who did not either en joy or feel elevated by the program rendered. Such a parson is unfortun ate, and it is a pity that his talents ; | are so limited that good music fails | to touch his heart and finer senses. The recital was given with the ob- I ject of entertaining and bringing to j the Westminster citizens something more than the common ministrel show or the melodrama. Is it not proper to give to the public the best that we have? What benefit or satisfaction is derived from a performance if the 1 performers fail to do their best?; Therefore who has a right to censure the artists of last week for displaying! their talents? The artists knew from former ap- i pearances to what class of people j they were playing and to what extent I they could be appreciated. The peo ple who patronize this sort of an en tertainment came either to contribute | to the church or as lovers of music. It is evident from the enthusiastic ap plause and repeated encores that both | classes were fully repaid for coming. The critic who came to be entertain- j ed with popular music should have j known from the posters and mere mention of the artists’ names that the entertainment was not of the min strel show order. The street piano and nickle odeon offer the kind of music mentioned by the editor. j The old Russian and Hungarian composers were among the greatest musicians. But how few are the scholars who can interpret them! No one but an artist would attempt to do | so. Mr.Conradi gave us in a most artis tic and pleasing manner the full meaning of all of his selections. He is a violin virtuoso and is welcomed and appreciated wherever he appears. | Mr. Hildebrandt is one of the best j cello players in Baltimore. It is diffi cult to find a more pleasing and sym pathetic performer. His rendition of Mayte’s Romanza was given with such j perfect ease and skill that it is diffi cult to conceive how the dullest ear could fail to appreciate its beauty. The deep rich tones of Mr. Peters's voice and his selections delighted the audience, even though he failed to have in his repertoire "Dem Golden Slippers” and “Love Me and the World is Mine.” Who could ask for simpler music than Mr. Peter’s selection, “The Two Grenedears?” AVhat ear, al though not musical, could fail to catch the spirit of patriotism and enthus iasm which Schuraan showed when he closed his composition with the Mar sellaise hymn. France would feel ashamed if she knew that there was an American who could not appreciate and who did not even recognize her national air. The Misses Slagle,Gilbert and Whit more do not claim to be professional artists, but they did their best and chose their selections in harmony with the rest of the program. Miss Whit more always pleases and she made the humor of her selection by her ar tistic rendition. Miss Gilbert chose ’ a very difficult selection and she de serves the high commendation for j the manner in which she brought out; the Scotch dialect and enabled the audience to catch the story and follow it to the close. Miss Katharine Slagle gave the audience a taste of the old masters in an artistic manner. Her i voice was full and clear and she sang i with her usual ease. Miss Elizabeth Slagle had a limited scope in which to work, but she de serves credit for the talent and ability i shown as an accompanist. In the com- j munities in which Miss Slagle is known she is classed with the skill-1 ful preformers and has won for her self an enviable reputation as a pian ist and the Westminster people fail to remember the time when she had to feel for the piano keys. I hope this will give the editor an idea of what the musicians, artists and readers aimed to display and in the future the above mentioned will un derstand that this is the class of en tertainment the Westminster citizens appreciate and enjoy. Reply to Editor’s Criticism. For the Advocate. The writer begs to take issue with the Democratic Advocate editor’s crit icism (which was not only unjust, but unkind) of the most elegant and refined musicale and literary enter tainment given in this city at I. O. O. F. hall, Tuesday, evening, May 12th. First, the hall was “comfortably” filled as was intended, as the committee positively would not sell more tickets than the seating capacity of the hall. A musicale is a high class enter tainment, and it was thoroughly en joyed by the splendid audience pres ent, (with possibly the exception of the ! editor) which wasshown by their num erous encores on every number, and their Intense interest which was kept up to the end, notwithstanding the length of the program and the exces i slve heat. The musicale was intended for a high class entertainment, which it was, but from the editor’s sugges tions he would like to have it a vaude ville show or cheap concert, (or better still, he had better hire one of those street Hurdy-Gurdy’s to play Jik pieces, “Let Me See a Little More of You ” “Love Me and the World is Mine,” “Silver Slipper, etc.) It Is an acknowledged fact that the rendition of all the selections both musical and j literary were the best ever given in ! Westminster and our c |t izenß f proud that they have such excellent | talent, as that which was rendered by her home people. All lovers of music who are compe tent to judge, say that the selections ' rendered by fcr. Conrodi were equal WESTMINSTER, MD, FRIDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 1908. Ito those given by the Boston Sym phony Orchestra, whose concerts are , considered the best musical treats | given in all large cities. The readings given by Misses Whitmore and Gil | bert were away above the average and | would be creditably received any where, and we think it would have j been a great deal better for the editor !to have been a little more praise worthy in his comments, and in the future show more tact in his criti cisms, especially of home people, as their work was highly commendable. The writer of this is a stockholder and director of the Democratic Advo cate Co. JUNIOR BANQUET. ‘Most Interesting and Enjoyable Event of the College Year. The Junior banquet of Western Maryland College was held at the Hotel Westminster Friday evening, May 15. As this banquet is the chief event of the junior class and one of | the principal events of the college year, it is held to be very important by ! both faculty and students, i The weather was threatening, but ' promptly at 6 o’clock the carriages were at the college, and within three quarters of an hour the two classes, including the vice-president of the col lege and the preceptress, had all ar rived at the hotel. Here they were cor dially received by the president of the junior class and members of the com mittee. At 8 o’clock dinner was announced and all made their way to the din ingroom, which was beautifully dec orated with the colors of the junior class, and the tables of which were ornamented with Marshal Neil roses, the junior class flower, and other decorations. At the close of the meal the hour was enlivened by well se lected toasts, which were responded to as follows: Miss Bowling, ’OB, “To the J. G. C;” Mr. Ashby, ’OB, “Impres sions of College Life;” Miss Holt, ‘O9, “The Omnipresent Chaerone;” Miss Stoll, ’O9, “The Noble Art of Hook ing;” Mr. Turner, ’O9, “The Tight Hat band;” Miss Venables,’oß,“To Parlor;” Prof. McDaniel, “The Man of the Hour;” Mr. W. E. Short, pres, ’OB, “To ’09;” Mr. A. B. Coe, pres.,’o9, “To ’08.” I Prof. McDaniel in his speech said that j he was proud of the junior and senior classes and that he was sure they j could not be surpassed by similar | classes in any other college in the country. At 10.30 the carriages were ordered, and the students all returned to col lege as promptly and as orderly as they left it. The banquet was highly satisfactoi’y to all. Everybody seemed to make the most of the occasion and acted with that dignity and refinement char acteristic of Western Maryland stu dents. UNION SERVICES. The Pentecostal Season to Be Cele brated with Addresses and Music. Centenary Methodist Epicopal Church will hold a series of union Pen tecostal services beginning on Ascen sion Day, May 28, and continuing ten days, to Whitsunday, June 7. The general theme will be “The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit.” The pastors and congregations of Grace Lutheran, Methodist Protestant and Centenary Methodist Episcopal Churches will unite in these services. Music will be furnished by choirs of the associated churches. Following is the program: Ascension Day, Thursday, May 28— Theme, the Ascension of Our Lord, and the Gift of the Holy Spirit. Rev. C. Herbert Richardson, D. D. Friday, May 29 —Theme, the Holy Trinity and the Holy Spirit. Rev. C. Herbert Richardson, D. D. 1 The Lord’s Day, May 31 —Theme, the Holy Spirit and the Holy Scriptures. In all the Churches—The pastors. Monday, June I—Theme, the Two Comforters. Rev. C. Herbert Rich ‘ ardson, D. D. Tuesday, June 2, 8 p. m.—Grand Sacred Concert by choir of Mt. Ver : non Place Methodist Episcopal Church, Baltimore. Jas. E. Ingram, Jr., di rector. Admission by ticket, 25 and ! 15 cents. Wednesday, June 3 —Theme, the ! Holy Spirit and Conscience. Rev. j D. L. Greenfield, D. D. Thursday, June 4—Theme, the Bap tism of the Holy Spirit. Rev. P. H. Miller, D. D. Friday, June s—Theme, Grieving the Holy Spirit. Rev. D. L. Green field, D. D. The Lord’s day, Whitsunday, June 7—Theme, the Meaning of Pentecost. In all the Churches —the pastors. 3 p. m.—Theme, the Unity of the Spirit— Christian Fellowship. Flnksbnrg W. C. T. U. The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union of Finksburg met at the home of Mrs. Frank P. Fenby on Saturday, May 16. Notwithstanding the inclem ent weather a large number of ladies were present. Mrs. Haslup, president of the Maryland W. C. T. U., conducted ! a parliamentary drill in an interest ing manner, which was very instruc ! tive to the members On Sunday even ing Mrs. Haslup delivered an excellent address in the M. P. Church of Finks burg. Mrs. Haslup, who is a forceful and eloquent speaker, sounded the note of victory for the temperance forces. She gave graphic accounts of the victories in Georgia, Alabama, Oklahoma and other places where the saloon has been prohibited. She would have us remember the battle is yet before us, and there is much earn est work to be done before the final victory, which is sure to come. Bank Deposits in Carroll County. The following table shows the amount of money deposited in the banks named at the close of busi ness May 14, 1908: Union National, Westm’r,. ,$302,070.08 Sykesville Nat. Bank 196,307.03 First Nat., Sykesville 29,140.72 Woodbine Nat. Bank 28,964.48 First Nat, Westminster.... 370,404.10 Westminster Sav. Bank.. 1,002,889.91 Westminster D. & T. C 0.... 640,471.12 p. ft M., Westminster 169,258.32 First Nat, New Windsor... 131,206.05 First Nat, Mt. Airy 230.842 94 Blrnle T. Co., Taneytown.. 548,333.11 MAYOR’S INAUGURATION NEW ADMINISTRATION GOES IN WITH ELABORATE CEREMONIES Council Organizes, Names Committees and Makes Appointments The newly-elected mayor and coun cilman took up the reins of govern ment Monday night. There having been no change in Westminster’s mayor for the past eight years, this yearly ceremony has heretofore been very formal and has attracted little attention. On the present occasion, however, the ceremonies were quite elaborate, the council rooms were decorated, and some handsome floral designs were presented to the mayor and the members of council. The retiring mayor and council met, closed up the business of the past year, and adjourned. Former Mayor Gilbert handed over the keys and papers to Mayor Saylor with an ap propriate speech and best wishes for his success and the prosperity of the town under its new administration. The new mayor responded with as surances that he would do all in his power to advatioc the best interests of the city. H. B. Grammer then pre sented his resignation as treasurer and clerk Granville D. Lippy is the only mem ber of the previous Council re-elected. The other retiring members, who had served for periods of two to eight years, declined. Henry B. Grammer, clerk and tax collector for 15, years never miss ed a meeting of the Council. Chief of Police Jerome never missed a meet ing while under corporation also. Mr. Grammer was tendered reap pointment for another year by Mayor Saylor, but declined on account of his advanced age, being 82 years old. Police Justice Shriver administered the oath of office to the members of council, who immediately held a secret session of thirty minutes. Paul Case was elected president and A. Bailey Morelock secretary, after which the following appointments were made: Treasurer and clerk, Upton L. Reaver. Chief of police, Harry C. Hesson. Street commissioner, C. E. Jerome. Counsel, Claude Tilden Smith. The committees were made up as follows: Finance Committee—A. Bailey More lock, O. M. Crouse and Paul Case. Light Committee —H. K. Oursler, O. M. Crouse and Granville D. Lippy. Street Committee —H. K. Oursler, Paul Case and Granville D. Lippy. After all business matters had been attended to, the social part of the ceremony was taken up. Music was furnished by the First Regiment band, speeches were made by prominent business men of this and other cities, and a good time generally was had. A large number of Baltimoreans, supreme and grand officers of the In dependent Order of Mechanics of which Mayor Saylor is a past grand architect, came up to attend the in auguration. The supreme and grand officers present were: Supreme Ruler Wil liam G. Cooper, Supreme Secretary Elmer Bernhard, Supreme Treasurer George W. Spillman, Supreme Prelate John A. Janetzke, Supreme Represen tatives M. J. Conner and Charles Beck er, Grand Architect Charles E. Wag ner, Vice Grand Architect William Downs, Grand Treasurer Robert Lutz, Grand Chaplain Michael Kellinger, Grand Conductor John E. Webb,Grand Marshal E. E. Stevens, Grand Secre tary H. H. Wacker, Grand Inside Sen tinel H. C. Gardner, Past Supreme Representative George Albaugh, Past Grand Architects George J. Miller, Chas. J. Galbler, Charles Stempel, George Pilgrim, Past Masters Harry Luttman, George Frederick and Harry Reynolds. The visitors were escorted to the firemen’s hall by the local lodge and the First Regiment Band. Claude Til den Smith, of the local lodge, made the address of welcome. Supreme Ruler William G. Cooper responded and presented Mayor Saylor with a floral emblem of the order, a ladder six feet high with upright of white and rounds of pink carnations sup ported by an ark of the same flowers. Mayor Saylor accepted this token of regard and good will with a few words of appreciation and gratitude. The Westminster Ruling No. 130, Fraternal Mystic Circle, of which Mayor Saylor is a devoted member, came filing in, about 75 strong, shortly before the meeting was called to ord er. headed by J. T. McCune, Grand Ruler of the Maryland Jurisdiction of the Fraternal Mystic Circle. Mr. Mc- Cune was called 'upon for an address in behalf of the Mystic Circle, who responded In a short witty address to the delight of those present. George R. Babylon, representing the Fidelity and Deposit Company, bonded the officials as follows: Clerk, $6,000; treasurer, $5,000; bailiff, SSOO. CONTENTION AT CARROLLTON. Meeting of Sunday School and Chris tian Endeavor Societies. The ninth annual convention of the Sunday schools and C. E. Societies of the Churches of God in Maryland and Virginia met with the church at Car rollton May 14 to 17. Notwithstand ing the weather being very inclement, the attendance was good and the pro gram was carried out with a few ex ceptions. The convention was called to order by Rev. L. F. Murray, retiring president, at 8 o’clock Thursday even ing. At 8.15 convention sermon was preached by Rev. S. J. Montgomery. Friday morning, after devotional exercises led by Mrs. E. C. Ebaugh, there were greetings by the pastor in charge, Rev. V. K. Betts, which were responded to by Rev. J. A. Saxton, of Woodsboro, after which came the re organization and election of officers for the Sunday school part of the convention, which resulted in the election of J. A. Saxton for president; Rev. L. P. Murray, vice president; C. O. Royer, secretary; Almira A. Lock orrl trPflQlirPr At 10.30 address, “Christ the Crown of Our Sunday School Work,” by Bro. G. W. Yeiser. Owing to the inclem ency of the weather, Bro. Yeiser was not present, so the report of Sunday schools was taken up. There was quite a number of schools reported. Judging from the reports the Sunday school work is in a good and encour aging condition. At 11.00 o’clock, “In what sense are we co-workers togeth er with Christ in our Sunday school work,” by Rev. J. M. Carter and James E. Smith. The afternoon session opened with devotional exercises by C. O. Royer. Reports of Sunday schools and regular topics at 2.10. “He shall feed his sheep like a shepherd.” Could this be applied to tne superintendent ! and teachers of the Sunday schools | and in what sense, by Rev. S. A. Kipe and J. E. Evans. At 2.55: “What method can be ad opted to create a greater interest in Sunday school work” by Miss Janette Branch, of Woodsboro, and Miss Almira A. Lockard. The addresses on all these topics were very good and inspiring. After some business of a general nature the convention adjourned to meet in devotional ser vices at 7.30; 7.45, song service. At 8.15, “How can we put a stumbling | block in the way of children,” by Miss Araminta Murray, Uniontown, and Miss Ethel Werkin, Woodsborough. At 8.30, “Are there any modern im provements that ought to be adopted by our Sunday schools and what are they?” by Brother Jesse P. Gar ner. Brother Garner is well up i to the times in Sunday school work, and gave quite a lot of good sugges tions, which if followed would add interest and will do much good. Saturday was devoted to C. E. Work. The officers elected to fill | the chairs for this part of the con | vention were Brother E. C. Ebaugh, president; J. E. Evans, vice president; secretary and treasurer, same as Sun day school. Topics for the morning session, “Give the moral issue under lying the Christian Endeavor Work and point out some of its results,” by ; E. C. Ebaugh and Rev. D. C. Eyler. 10.20, “When is Christian Endeavor ! q RnPPPRR^ ,, ! Ist, in the home, by Charles Tay llor; 2d, in the church, by Rev. J. A. I Saxton; 3rd, in the community, by Rev. G. Stine. Afternoon regular opening services and reports of delegates. Topics: “What could be done to improve our Christian Endeavor Work,” by J. Bill myer and M. H. Penn; 3 o’clock gen eral talks on C. E. work, by our young president, A. Harland Green, and others. The evening service, 8 o’clock, Christian Enedavor rally, conducted by our county president. Dr. James E. Shreeve. This service was quite interesting, consisting of short spicy talks, readings and song. Sunday morning dawned bright and clear, bringing happiness and cheer to all, as it was the first that had been seen of the sun during the convention. Sunday school at 9.15, opened by our superintendent, J. E. Evans. This was quite an interesting service, as there were about fifty delegates in attend ance, and that always brings cheer and enthusiasm. At 10.30 Rev. L. F. Murray preached a very inspiring ser mon; theme, “The Great I Am.” The afternoon was devoted to chil dren’s service, conducted by Jesse P. Garner. At 7 o’clock, Christian En deavqr, regular topic, led by Rev. J. A. Saxton; 8 o’clock, preaching by Rev. J. M. Carter, of Cascade, Md. This brought the convention to a close. To Correspondents and Advertisers. Saturday, May 30, (Decoration Day), being a holiday, the Advocate will go to press Thursday afternoon, instead of Friday. Correspondents and ad vertisers are therefore requested to send their matter in a day earlier to j insure insertion in next week’s issue. I I GOOD ROAD LEAGUE OF CARROLL, FREDERICK, HOWARD AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES Working for the Construction of Im portant Highways The Good Road League of Carroll, ; Frederick, Howard and Montgomery counties, has sent out the following ; letter, which should receive prompt at -1 tention, and the suggestion as to meetings put into immediate execu tion; Mt. Airy, Md., May, 1908. Dear Sir:—The State Road Commis sion which was authorized by the last General Assembly to lay out and construct S system of State Roads or Pikes, have organized and gotten in working shape. We have made formal application to this Commission to include in this system of state roads, the road run ning from Olney, in Montgomery coun ty, to Westminster, in Carroll county, via Laytonsville, Etchison, Damascus, Mt. Airy, Taylorsville and Warfields burg, a distance of about 38 miles. We will cite a few reasons why we claim that this project would be of more public service than any like im provement in this section of the state; Ist. By connecting with the Wash ington pike at Olney and the Hanover pike at Westminster It would make a continuous improved road from Wash ington nearly to the Gettysburg bat tlefield, running across the state through those sections of Montgomery and Carroll counties that are most remote from the railroads. 2nd. By connecting with the Gaith ersburg Laytonsville Shoemaker pike at Laytonsville It would connect with an improved road the three most important shipping points of their respective sections, viz.;—Gaithers burg on the Metropolitan branch; Mt. Airy on the Main line; and West minster on the Western Maryland R. R., through a territory that is de pending almost wholly upon one or the other of these points for their market supplies and over a route now In most general use. 3rd. This road serves the best needs of the cross state travel, from the north to Washington; from the south to Pennsylvania points; from a remote corner of Carroll county to the county seat at Westminster; from a remote corner of Montgomery county to the county seat at Rockville; as well as the extremely large tonnage of farm products that annually find its way to or from these shipping points, connected by this proposed improvement; and last, if not least, the large amount of market supplies from the dairy, poultry yards and farms of Montgomery, Howard, Car roll and Frederick counties, that is hauled weekly over this route to Washington. 4th. This route has no difficult en gineering schemes. The entire road from Olney to Westminster is a high and dry one, through a fertile country abounding in farm scenery that is hard to surpass, and escaping the high waters or marshy stretches of the Seneca, Bennett’s Creek and Mono cacy on the west and of the Patuxent and Patapsco on the east;in fact there is no water on this road larger than an ordinary spring branch. sth. In summing up the whole sit uation It is doubtful whether there will be a road improvement of the same cost in the state that will be of more value to as widely diversified Interests, such as foreign and local pleasure or business travel and heavy hauling as this improvement would be. Immediate action is very necessary as the State Road Commission has expressed the intention of improving those roads that the people want most, and it is up to those Interested to let the Commission know we want this improvement. Do you not think It a good plan to hold meetings at several points along the route, say: Warfleldsburg, Tay?- lorsville, Damascus and Laytonsville in order to crystalize the sentiment and get together. We urge an early reply in which you are requested to give us your ideas. Respectfully yours, JESSE P. KING, President Good Road League ODD NESTING PLACE. Sparrows Build a Home Beneath the Canopy of an Arc Lamp. Two sparrows on Court street have selected a unique spot in which to locate their nest and rear their young. In looking about for a site for a sum mer home they discovered that the top of an arc lamp, which in size and shape resembles an ordinary tomato can, would afford an excellent resting place for the nest, while the funnel-shaped covering would pro tect them from the wind and rain. Here they have been at work for several days putting their house in order. Whether they have given any thought to the heat generat ed when the light is on, and its effect upon their comfort, is not known. It strikes the onlooker as being rather a warm spot on a summer night, but the little birds generally know what they are about and have doubtless taken this into consideration. In other respects the selection is certainly a good one. Neither crows nor bad boys can disturb them; and they are ef fectually shielded from the elements. , The lineman who attends to the lamps looks upon them as very desirable ten- , ants, and is very careful not to dis turb them more than is necessary. Graybill—Hoff. ( Miss Mary Hoff, daughter of Samuel i Hoff, of near New Windsor, and N. 1 Charles Graybill, a popular young : business man of Alliance, Ohio, were i married at the residence of Elder J. 1 J. Johns, of M. C. 1., Union Bridge, < on Tuesday afternoon. May 19. After < a reception at V. J. Dotterer’s, where < only the immediate family were pres- i ent, they took a bridal trip to New 1 Yprk and Washington. They will re- i side at Alliance. VO Li. MAY TERM OF COURT. I Court reconvened on Monday,Judges Forsythe and Brashears on the bench. I The following cases were disposed of: John N. Kroh vs. John F. and Eman i uel Bollinger, assumpsit; trial before a jury; verdict for plaintiff for $l5O. Hoff for plaintiff; Reifsnider for de fendants. State vs. Henry Thiele, selling liq uor to minors; plea of guilty con l fessed and fined SSO and costs. Reif snider for State; Steele for traverser. State vs. Thomas Waters, larceny; plea of guilty confessed. State vs. Blanche Smith, larceny; plea of guilty confessed. State vs. Charles Robertson, larceny; 3 indictments;plea of guilty confessed. State vs. Wm. H. Dorsey, alias “Liza Sam,” larceny: plea of guilty confessed. David Fulton Harris et al. vs. Rev erdy Dronenberg, from the Orphans’ Court of Frederick county; trial be fore the court. Ritter and Bond & Parke for plaintiffs; Pearre, Jr., and Steele for defendants. State vs. John O. Senseney, alias Spriggs Senseney, assault and battery, trial before jury; verdict not guilty. Reifsnider for State; Brooks and Steele for traverser. Following is the report of the grand jury: The grand jurors of the State of Maryland, for the body of Carroll county, for the May terra, 190 i, having concluded all the business brought before them, respectfully report unto your honorable court: That they have been in session 8 days, during which time they have in vestigated 28 cases, and examined 49 witnesses, as well as receiving the re ports of 9 constables. They have found 20 true bills, and ignored 8 cases investigated, among them being that of John T. Gibbons, now confined in jail, awaiting the action of the grand jury, on the charge of larceny, and of May Black and Joseph Hall, both under recognizance for the ac i tion of the grand jury. They further report that in quite a number of the districts in this coun . ty no constables seem to have been appointed—the second, sixth, ninth, ! i tenth and twelfth. . In accordance with the reqirements . of law, they visited the jail and ex r amined its condition and the treat ment of the prisoners confined therein, t The condition of the jail they found , to be excellent, considering the ancient > character of the building and its equip [ ment. They would recommend, how ; ever, that, in addition to the closets [ of the jail proper, a urinal be added T for the use of the inmates. After the 5 inspection of the jail, under the con ; duct of the present efficient sheriff, [ they were delightfully entertained by r him and his family at a splendid din [ ner. They find in jail 12 prisoners, the most of whom are awaiting a trial , at the present term of court. I They afterwards visited the county . almshouse. The buildings and prop j erty they found in excellent condition, , and the management of A. G. Hum bert, the present steward, all that . could be reasonably expected. There [ are 21 male and 12 female inmates, t all of whom appeared contented and ■ well cared for. They were pleased to . find that a new and much-needed L water supply was being put into the . property. They would recommend, . however, that, when this is completed ; the men’s toilet room be remodeled, sa . as to be made thoroughly sanitary.. The grand jury was also delightfully entertained by the steward with re . freshments of various kinds. Knowing of nothing further requir . ing their attention, the grand jury re ; spectfully ask to be discharged, sub ject to the further summons of the court. All of which is respectfully sub mitted. JOHN O. MURRAY, Foreman. Judge Brashears made a very favor able impression upon attorneys, court officials and spectators. While he possesses the required amount of dig nity, it does not envelop him like a mantle of glooom, He frequently comes down from the bench, takes a chair and engages In quiet conversa tion with those near him. He is evi dently not afraid the judicial er mine will suffer through contact with lawyers and laymen. When the court house baseball team is organized Mr. Parke should be placed at short. The way he stopped the grounders and tlners from the bats of Attorneys Steele and Pearre shows that he would be invaluable in this position. The only things that got past him were the age and name of the witnesses. He got the um pire’s decision on most of his plays. Sheriff Townshend thinks he will have no use for his jail keys next week, as the May term of court will probably relieve him of all his ten ants with the exception of one or two trusties. This speaks well for Car roll county as a law-abiding com munity. Judge Motter, of Frederick, was a witness in the case of Harris vs. Dronenberg. Though somewhat und er-sized, the Judge is a fine-looking man, with bright, cheery eyes, and a head of hair that it seems a pity to hide under a hat. When Judge Bond objected to his testimony, the Fred erick Judge stepped briskly down, and the two Judges exchanged winks, which may have meant “I will see you later on the outside.” A little girl, probably 10 years of age, crying and clinging to her father, was one of the court scenes on Mon day. She had been summoned to tes tify in the case of a disorderly house on George street. The case was dis missed upon condition that the family leave town. The colored prisoners were arraign ed on Tuesday. During the reading of the indictments against the boys for stealing chickens, two colored wo men sat on the back bench, pictures of grief and woe. No one needed to be told that they were the mothers of the accused. There was little evi dence of regret or sorrow in the faces or manners of the prisoners. If boys and men could be made to think of the tears and heartaches that are sure to follow their wrong doing, there would be less crime in the world.