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
Cockle Shell—Hellen Townshend.
Silver Bell—Grace Gunther.
Boy Blue—Guy Williams.
Taffy—George Little. ,
In the comedy the characters and
John Spencer Ellington—James H.
Robert Moyhea Thorndike —John
James, the butler —Carroll Smeak.
Mrs. Jane Harrington Thorndike —
Katherine L. Lynch.
Elizabeth Thorndike —Hattie M.
Mrs J. Ludington Monroe —Blanche
Williamson. „ ,
Esther Monroe —Lillian G. Shipley.
Marie. Mrs. Thorndike’s Maid —
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.”
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
Misses Emma and Cora E. Motter,
°i Littlestown, spent Saturday and
Sunday with Miss Lula Myers, of
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
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
TALENTS SO LIMITED GOOD MUSIC
FAILS TO TOUCH HIM.
Street Piano and Nickelodeon About
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!
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
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
‘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
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
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
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—
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
NEW ADMINISTRATION GOES IN WITH
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
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
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.
Chief of police, Harry C. Hesson.
Street commissioner, C. E. Jerome.
Counsel, Claude Tilden Smith.
The committees were made up as
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
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
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
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
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
Working for the Construction of Im
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
All of which is respectfully sub
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
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
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.
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