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The Democratic Advocate.
Social Given in His Honor by Members
of the Mystic Circle.
The Mystic Circle on Friday night
last gave* a social to a large number
of its members and friends in honor
of the election of Mayor Saylor, who is
a leading member of the order. When
Mayor Saylor arrived the assembly
was called to order by master of cere
monies John H. Mitten, who directed
Brother J. T. McCune to escort Mayor
Savior to the lodge altar, which was
promptly done amid applause.
After Brother Mitten made an ad
dress, stating that the meeting was
in honor of Brother Saylor’s election,
and making some remarks in regard
to the Mystic Circle, he called on
Mayor Saylor, who made a short ad
dress. thanking his brothers and sis
ters of the lodge for their kindness,
j' T. McCune also made a very pleas
ing address in regard to the Mystic
Circle. There were a number of other
addresses made by the ladies and gen
tlemen present.
A good and enjoyable program was
presented by the following:
Miss Cleve Henry, who sang several
selections, accompanied by Guy Wil
liams on the violin; violin solo by Guy-
Williams; piano solo by Reginald
Stoner; piano solo by Vernon Crouse;
piano solo by Julian Williams; recita
tion by Miss Fay Stoner.
After the program was rendered re
freshments were served, consisting of
cake.ice cream.&c. The orchestra play
ed several selections after the feast
was over. All went home at a late hour
perfectly satisfied with the evening’s
The committee in charge were Mes
dames Frank T. Shaeffer, Oliver M.
Crouse, Charles Lippy, Geo. W. Baby
lon. J. T. Anders, John E. Eckenrode.
At Centenary Methodist Episcopal
On Sunday morning next, May 31,
at 8 o'clock, a service in commemora
tion of Memorial Day will be held at
Centenary Methodist Episcopal
Church. The Burns Post, G. A. R,.
will attend, and an address will be
delivered by Rev. Dr. Richardson, pas
tor of the church on “Memorial Day
and Its Meaning.”
The musical program has been ar
ranged especially for the occasion,
and is as follows:
Organ voluntary, from oratorio of
"Saul," Handel.
Hymn. America, “My Country, Tis
of Thee.”
Anthem, choir, national hymn,War
Hymn, Russian national anthem,
Lwoff, “God, the-All Terrible-. 1 '
Music, choir, quartette, “Then I
Shall Understand,” Misses Mannahan
and Starr, Messrs. Hildibi’idle and
Hymn. Rudyard Kipling's Reces
sional, "God of Out Fathers, Known
of Old.”
The musical program is in charge
of the choir and orchestra of Centen
ary church. Miss Test Buckingham
Commencement Exercises.
The commencement exercises of the
graduating class will take place in
Assembly Hall of Westminster High
School Monday next, June 1, at 8 p.
m. The members of the class are
Misses Hattie Mae Freeman. Katherine
Lee Lynch, Lillian Genevieve Shipley,
Charles Blanche Williamson and John
Milton Reifsnider, Jr. The latter is
president of the class; vice president.
Blanche Williamson; secretary and
treasurer, Katherine Lynch. Follow
ing is the program:
Essay Hattie Mae Freeman.
The First American Girl.” ..
Essay Katherine L. Lynch.
"Five Laws of Success.”
Essay Lillian G. Shipley.
"The Maid of Orleans.”
Essay C. Blanche Williamson.
“True Nobility.”
Oration John M. Reifsnider Jr.
The Progress of Prohibition.”
Address to graduating class.
Awarding of diplomas and certificates
of honor.
Dr. T. H. Lewis, president of West
ern Maryland College, will address the
pupils and patrons.
Tke First Regiment Band will furn
ish music.
Eliza Feeser and husband to Jere
miah Myers. 70 square perches, $65.
John C. Gist and wife to Geo. F.
Gist. 96 3 4 square perches, S2O.
Amanda Yingling and husband to
Harvey Racines, 65 square perches,
Harvey L. Racines and wife to
Charles E. Trump and wife, 65 square
perches, $4lO.
Oscar D. Gilbert and wife to Geo.
N. Hunter, 5890 square feet, $495.83.
Thomas N. Franklin and wife to
Augusta C. Barnes, right of way, $lO.
Edward L. Bachman and wife to
Albert V. Cover and wife, 45 x /& acres,
55 square perches, $5,000.
Thomas Cook to Frank Gibson, lot
on Union street, $l4O.
John M. Reifsnider, trustee, to Wm.
Callaway, 116 acres, 1 rood, 14 per
ches, $2,640.
Union Pentecostal Services.
The opening service of these meet
ings at Centenary Methodist Episcopal
church was held on Thursday evening.
Hay 28. and an excellent congregation
was present. The choirs of Grace
Lutheran, Methodist Protestant and
Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church
had charge of the musical program,
Hiss Test Buckingham director.
Rev.C. Herbert. Richardson, D. D.,
Pastor, preached from Acts 11-33,
Therefore, being by the right hand
God exalted, and having received
of the Father the promise of the Holy
Ghost, he hath shed forth this which
ye now see and hear.” The subject of
the sermon was “The Ascension of
Our Lord, and the Gift of The Holy
Revs. P. H. Miller, D. D., and D. L.
Greenfield, D. D.. also took part in the
Meeting at Odd Fellows Hall Saturday,
May 30, at 3 p. m.
Pursuant to the call published in
the Advocate and Sentinel last week,
the stockholders of the Merchants and
Manufacturers Association met at the
office of Smith & Reifsnider,this city,
on Monday night, and elected the fol
lowing board of directors. C. C. Gor
such, T. W. Mather, Jr., Fred. D. Mil
ler, O. D. Gilbert, Joseph W. Smith,
F. C. Sharrer, E. D. Whitmore, F.
Thomas Babylon and M. E. Walsh.
Immediately after the meeting of the
stockholders, the directors met and
elected the following officers: C. C.
Gorsuch, president; T. W. Mather, Jr.,
vice president; F Z. Miller, secretary
treasurer; M. E. Walsh, counsel.
Much consideration was given to
plans looking to the operation of the
shirt factory, owned by the associa
tion, on John street, this city, and C.
C. Gorsuch, T. W. Mather, Jr., and F.
D. Miller were appointed a committee
to secure a tenant for the factory as
speedily as possible.
It was further decided to sell a few
shares of stock additional to that
which has already been subscribed
and paid in. The stock already sub
scribed is in the hands of a large num
ber of the citizens of the county, but
it is desired that every one who has
not already subscribed shall have the
opportunity to become a shareholder
in this very important enterprise,which
has in the past paid out in wages to
employees tens of thousands of dol
lars. In order that there might be a
wide distribution of stock, the origi
nal value per share, only five dollars,
is adhered to. The following commit
tee was appointed to solicit stock sub
scriptions; F. Thomas Babylon, F.
D. Miller, S. C. Stoner and John H.
Cunningham. Our citizens should not!
wait to be called upon by these gentle
men, but should call upon one or an
other of them and subscribe to one or
more shares.
Perhaps the most important busi
ness to come before the directorate
was the consideration of the question
of good roads for Carroll county. In
view of the fact that the good roads
commission of the State, having in
charge the distribution of the appro
priation of $5,000,000 in the building
of roads in the State, must know the
wishes of the people in the several
counties in order, to secure intelligent
action, and because every citizen
should be interested in this matter
of prime importance, the Merchants
and Manufacturers Association, repre
senting as it does every interest in the i
community, through its board of direc- |
tors, adopted the following resolution: |
"Resolved, That it is the sense of
the Merchants and Manufacturers As-j
sociation of Westminster, Md., that;
the state road commission should take i
into consideration the unimproved
roads leading into Westminster in the !
distribution of the State appropriation ;
of $5,000,000 for good roads, because |
of Westminster being the county seat,
centrally located in the county.” j
In view of the fact that every citi- j
zen of the city and county should be
interested and should be given an op
portunity to manifest that interest in
order that through concerted action
the result desired may be secured, it
was determined to call a public meet- i
lug to be held at Odd Fellows’ Hall,
Westminster, on Saturday, May 30, at
i 3 o’clock p. m., immediately upon the |
conclusion of the Memorial Day ser
The following named gentlemen
were appointed to take charge of the
meeting in furtherance of the above |
resolution: Dr. J. W. Hering, Dr. I
Charles Billingslea. B. F. Crouse. Jos. 1
<W. Smith, T. Herbert Shriver, F. K.
Herr, Chas. E. Fink. Theo. F. Englar, j
J. Milton Reifsnider, Geo. R. Gehr,:
Samuel Roop, Guy W. Steele, W. L. W. |
Seabrook, Joseph D. Brooks. Judge J.
A. C. Bond, Rev. T. H. Lewis, Dr. S.
Simpson and Dr. Geo. E. Baughman.
1 Joseph W. Smith, M. E. Walsh, W T .
L. Seabrook, D. L. Farrar, W. N. Keef
er and Fred. D. Miller were appointed
a committee to make all necessary ar
rangements for the meeting. This
committee has sent out the following
j To the citizens of Carroll county:
A meeting in the interest of good j
| roads in Carroll county in the distri
j bution of the State appropriation for
good roads will he held at Odd Fel
lows’ Hall, Westminster, Saturday,
May 30, 1908, at 3 o’clock, p. m. Every
citizen of Carroll county is invited to
j attend this meeting. Do not fail to
attend and invite your friends.
By order of
The Merchants and Manufacturers
Two Trains in Landslides.
Cumberland, Md.,May 24.—Two east
bound freight trains on the Western
Maryland railroad were caught by
landslides last night. The engine and
two loaded coal cars of the second!
train were hurled into the Potomac!
river and seven loaded hoppers de
As the first train approached Sarah, j
about 50 miles south of Cumberland.it |
was caught by a slide 60 feet long and '
about 5 feet deep. Trees and logs |
came down with the rocks and earth.
The engine and one car were derailed, j
The second train was caught by a slide
at Wallmau, half a mile west. The
damage here was the greater. The en- :
gineer and fireman escaped by jump
ing, but Brakeman B. M. Clark, of
Ridgeley, W. Va., who was riding on
the engine, was injured. Passsengers
were transferred around the obstruc
tions today.
Newspaper an Educator.
A newspaper is always printed in a
rush. There is always something in
it that should be left out; something
left out that should have been put in.
It is sometimes too quick to judge
and often too quick to act, but, with
all its shortcomings, .there is.more
education in a bright, newsy news
paper than there is in a novel.—Den
ton Herald.
Issued in the Heyday of Turnpikes
One Hundred Years Ago.
“We, the Commissioners of the
Hanover and Maryland Line Turnpike
Road, acknowledge to have received of j
Daniel Bare, Five Dollars, on account |
of One Share, this 23d day of May,
The above is a copy of a receipt,
now’ in possession of Samuel Bare, of
Baresville, and if it were not for the
date thereon, would be considered of
little historic value. However, the j
reader will note that the above was
issued 100 years ago Saturday.
One hundred years ago there was a
movement throughout Penn’a and ad
joining States for improved highways,
which created as great interest as the
building of electric railways in our
day. This old turnpike was one of
the links of an elaborate system of
’pikes which connected Pittsburg in
the west with Philadelphia in the East
with a number of junction points,
identical with modern steam and
electric railways. Over these ’pikes
the stage coaches bowled carrying
passengers from one relay station to
another. The taverns were the stop
ping places in those days and the cen
tres of social activities. These pub
lic houses dotted the ’pikes at inter
vals of several miles, and the tavern
keepers became the men who were
well-known in various sections of the
The Hanover and Maryland Line
Turnpike Company is still a corporate
body, and the ’pike extends from Han
over to the Mason and Dixon line, a
distance of about six miles. At this
point the ’pike is continued by Mary
land corporations through Manchester
to Baltimore.
Cleveland Park Officials Believe It Is
Cheaper Than Water.
Hundreds of gallons of crude oil
will be used by Cleveland, 0., the com
ing summer in laying the dust on the
boulevards and park roads.
It has been decided by park officials
that oil for dust laying purposes is
cheaper than water. Experiments
were conducted last summer by Su
perintendent Starke and Parke Engi
neer Stinchcomb and it was announced
recently that the crude oil composi
tion would be used this season in
place of water for sprinkling pur
A composition of crude oil and soap
is used, and this is diluted w T th water.
At first the proportion of the crude oil
mixture is great, but after a coating
forms on the roadw’ays it is necessary
to use but a small amount in the wa
ter and the necessity for sprinkling
also becomes less and less. A well
coaled roadway will be sprinkled but
once in tw r o w’eeks at the height of
the summer season after the system
is in force.
“The use of oil will be a great labor
saver,” said Superintendent Starke,
i “We will not need nearly so many
i men and teams.”
A Surprise Party.
A very pleasant surprise party was
; given at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Jesse H. Null on May 21. The guests
arrived at 8 o’clock and gave a com
i plete surprise to the daughter, Miss
! Mary, in honor of her 10th birthday.
The evening was delightfully spent in
I the enjoyment of plays and vocal and
instrumental music until 11 p. m.,
w’hen they were invited to the dining
room to partake of refreshments. At
. a late hour all left for their homes
after expressing their hearty appreci
ation of the evening’s enjoyment, wish
: ing Miss Mary many more happy birth
days. Those present were Jesse H.
j Null and wife, Geo. Sellers, Harry
Mathias and wife, Augustusßerwager
and wife, John Kern and wife. James
Hahn, A. S. Burkholler, Edward Witte
and wife, Howell Leppo and wife,
! Wesley Mathias and wife, Walter
Wimert and wife, Joseph Wimert and
wife, Jacob Bankert and wife, Frank
Reese, Fred Brehm, Mrs. Anna New
man, Ida Crouse, Bertie Leatherwood.
Lola Leister, Margaret Nickey, Mary
Helderbridle, Winifred Reese, Annie
Nickey, Cora Biddle, Leslie Brehm,
Valana Hahn, Laura Hahn, Miriam
Nickey, Grace Stoner. Edna Hearshey,
Ada Hahn, Annie Stephen, Bertha
Mathias, Ethel Mathias, Mary Null,
Mary Flohr, Lizzie Flohr, Mary Har
man, Erma Shaffer, Mary Witte,
Beulah Mathias Lottie Mathias, Mary
Burkholder Thelma Wimert, Mabel
Wimert. Clarence Stoner, Charles
Heldebridle, Nevitt Houck, William
Brehm. Elmer Brehm, Charles Brehm,
Leonard Flohr, Elmer Stephen, Charles
Shaffer, Frank Harman, Charles
Hearshey Carroll Leister, Robert
Fleming, George Brehm, John Nickey,
David W T atson, Frederick Mathias,
Jesse Stephen, George Shaffer, Erna
Crowl, Wesley Mathias, Jr., Steward
Flohr. Irving Seis, Harry Mathias, Jr.,
Roy Wimert, Walter Wimert, Ralph
Wimert, Carroll Wimert, Raymond
Witte and Francis Burkholder.
Cost More.
When the people can be made to
understand that it actually costs more
in time and money to travel over a
poor road than it does to travel over
a good one, they will be less inclined
to begrudge the expense of good roads,
and what is more important still, will i
be willing and anxious to put the i
business of road-making into the
hands of intelligent men who under
stand the business. It seems as if
every time a man makes a trip over j
bad roads that he would be forcibly'
reminded of the need of the improve- |
ment of the roads and be willing to j
pay a special tax for that pur- j
pose.—Rural World.
Winfield Academy.
This is the time for commencements
and the Academy is in line with the
others. It will be held at the Academy
Hall on Saturday evening, June 6.
Their commencement this year will
be a little different from the ordinary
ones. They want to show, as far as
possible, the grade or work they have
been doing. It will begin with two
plays and several declamations. After
that will be the regular commence
ment. They expect to have a good
speaker present. As usual, there will
be plenty of good singing and other
Whitmonday, June 8, Will Surpass All
Former Holidays
Manchester will turn itsdlf loose
next Monday week, Whittnonday, June
8. This has always been a red-letter
day on the calendar of our sister city,
but this time there will be more red
paint and red fire than usual. Christ
mas, Thanksgiving. Fourth of July
and all the other holidays of the year
have a certain number of observers,
but “Gingercake Day” is observed by
everybody—men, women and children.
Even the domestic animals—such as
are not eatable —are said to look for
ward to this season qf good cheer and
hilarity. It is a 'great day for Man
chester. Every .citizen of the town
forms himself or herself into a com
mittee of one to help the good cause
along. The business houses close, pro
fessional men stop professing, house
keepers cook enough hays in advance
to tide them over, farmers lay aside
the plow and the harrow, and every
body and all his relatives and friends
take to the streets early in the morn
ing and remain there until about 14
p. m. The Baltimore home-coming
was a measly little affair compared
with Whitmonday in Manchester.
For this gala occasion two bands
have already been engaged to furnish
music, and negotiations are pending
with a third. This alone will be more
than worth the price of admission.
But that is only a starter. A stage is
to be erected on the main street, from
which a continuous performance by
Baltimore artists will be given
throughout the day anc evening. Side
shows will be pitched upon various
vacant lots, merry-go-rounds will en
tice the children, and hoocha-koocha
dancers, arrayed in the gorgeous and
vari-golored costumes for which they
are noted, will display their agility.
All these things to please the ear,
gladden the eye, and fix upon the
countenance the smile that won't come
off.at least for twenty-four hours. But
though a man may smile and smile,
he must also eat, and this part of the
entertainment has not been neglected.
Three kilns of gingercakes—some
thing less than 2,000,000 —will be pro
vided for this festive occasion, and
they will be free to all comers. Though
baked in kilns like bricks, you are
not to suppose they will resemble the
latter in solidity and hardness. On
the Manchester ginger
cake is a dream of lightness and puffi
ness and sweetness, a tickler of the
palate and a picnic for the stomach.
People of other communities attempt
the manufacture of these toothsome
discs, but they are all base imitations.
The Manchester article is the only
Therefore it behooves you to so ad
just your social and business affairs
as to enable to get into the game on
this day of days, meet your friends
from different sections of the county,
and have a good time generally.
Undertakers Licenses.
In answer to inquires, we give the
following synopsis of the law requir
ing undertakers to procure licenses:
All persons engaged in the business
of undertaking at the time of the pass
age of the act, may register with the
State board of undertakers in Balti
more upon payment of a fee of $5, and
receive a license; one license is
sufficient for all the members of
a partnership; each assistant to
an undertaker must have a sep
arate license; all persons who may
hereafter engage in the business of
undertaking must pass an examination
and pay a fee of S2O; license must be
displayed in a conspicuous place in
the office; license must be renewed
yearly; penalty for non-compliance
with act, a fine of not more than $lO
or imprisonment not exceeding one
year; licenses not transferrable.
Health Officers.
The county commissioners this week
appointed the following physicians
health officers for the term of two
Dr. Charles R. Foutz. county health
officer, at a salary of $l5O a year.
District No. I—F. S. Seiss.
District No. 2—Luther Kemp.
District No. 3 —Levi Wetzel.
District No. 4—R. F. Wells.
District No. 5—M. D. Norris.
District No. 6 —J. F. B. Weaver.
District No. B—R.8 —R. F. Richard.
District No. 9—E. D. Cronk.
District No. 10 —Charles Diller.
District No. 11 —Geo. H. Brown.
District No. 12—James Watts.
District No. 13—W. E. Gaver.
Each district officer is to receive a
salary of SSO a year.
Baseball at Sandyville.
On Saturday last the Sandyville
club defeated the Smallwood and
Finksburg teams, the first by a score
of 6 to 3, and the second, with Finks
burg, 7 to 6. In the first game the
batteries were Brown and Taylor for
Sandyville; Frick and Paynter for
Smallwood. In the second game
Oursler and Taylor officiated for San
dyville, Frazier and Mann for Finks
burg. Brown and Oursler both pitch
ed great ball.
The Sandyville boys would like to
hear from all country clubs for
games. Address the manager, Walter
Shipley, Sandyville, C, & P. telephone,
Westminster, 192-4.
Held Wheat Six Years.
The Baltimore American of Mon
day had this item: “N. I. Gorsuch &
Son, of Westminster, members of the
Baltimore Chamber of Commerce, have
purchased from a Carroll county
farmer six consecutive crops of wheat,
the grower having refused to sell
these crops as raised and had car
ried them until the price met his
ideas. The amount sold was 6,000
bushels and the price was 93 cents
at Westminster. He had held out for
$1.25, but finally decided to accept
the present figure.”
Meeting in Interest of Road from Gl
uey to Westminster.
Rockville, Md., May 25. —The Good
Roads League of Frederick, Carroll,
Howard and Montgomery counties and
others interested in better roads met
at Laytonsville in the interest of the
proposed State road from Olney,Mont
gomery county, to Westminster, Car
roll county. William H. Griffith, of
Laytonsville, presided.
The principal address was by Jesse
P. King, president of the Good Roads
League. Mr. King described the route
of the proposed road, asserting that
no road improvement of the same cost
in the State would be of more value
to as widely diversified interests. The
road, he said, would run by Laytons
ville, Etchison, Damascus, Mount
Airy, Taylorsville, and Warfieldsburg
to Westminster, a distance of 38 miles,
and would connect with the Washing
ton pike at Olney and the Hanover
pike at Westminster, and would make
a continuous pike from Washington
almost to the Gettysburg battlefield,
running through sections of Montgom
ery and Carroll counties that are
most remote from railroads. Mr. King
declared the proposed road would
serve the best needs of the cross-
State travel from north to Washing
ton,from south to Pennsylvania points,
from a remote corner of Carroll coun
ty to the county seat at Westminster
and from a remote corner of Mont
gomery county to the eounty seat at
Rockville. The route, he said, has
|no difficult engineering features, the |
! entire route from Olney to Westmin
! ster being high and dry, escaping high
i waters or marshy stretches.
Francis C. Hutton, of the Good
Roads Commission, also addressed the
gathering. Mr. Hutton stated that he
recognized the importance of the im
provement of the proposed route and
pledged himself to do everything with-
I in his power to have the road con
The following committee was ap
pointed to meet Governor Crothers and
the members of the Good Roads Com
mission at Rockville next Tuesday to
urge that the desired improvement be
made; Wm. H. Griffith. James C.
Christopher, Jr.. L. E. Riggs, C. W.
Walker, Josiah W. Jones, Washington
B. Chichester and James Barnesby.
The Sweet Girl Graduate.
Next to the June bride, the fairest
flower of spring is the sweet girl grad
uate. She buds and blooms in every
section of the country and sheds the
perfume of violet water and sachet
i powder over all the land. While the
tow-maned college youths are crowd
| ing all the big words in the diction
ary into ponderous theses, settling all
| the problems of mankind and taking
! to the woods to roar out their orations,
the girl is very sensibly spending her
time at the dressmaker’s and settling
the really important problem of
i“W 7 hat shall I wear?” She realizes
! perfectly well that nobody cares
I whether her essay is on ‘ The Pleas
ures of Home” or ‘‘The Rights of
American W r omauhood.” She knows
| they will pay very little attention to
her essay; but if she is a dream of
ribbons and chiffon they will pay con
siderable attention to her. The essay
I is as insignificant a part of the cere
mony as the bridegroom at a fashion
' able w r edding. The girl herself’s the
I thing.
They are not all raving beauties;
for Dorothy Dix tells us that “no wo
man ever dares be as ugly as God
made her.” But where else in all the
world can you find such banks of love
! linesss as are displayed on the school
and college platforms at commence
ment? That little girl over there in
| white muslin may seem plain to you,
but look at the pride of that mother
watching her from the audience, the
! tear in that old father’s eye. They
know that in her is embodied the
joys and sorrows, the struggles and
hopes of the years. She has grown
and budded and blossomed in a soil
rich with sacrifice and devotion, wat
ered with anxious tears and sunned
with the warmth of a thousand hopes.
In her is the joy of youth, the lilt
of grace, the heart of womanhood. She
is the white flower of purity and love
liness and the hope of the race.
Here’s to the girl graduate: Heav
en’s smile upon her!—Baltimore Sun.
Memorial Day Services.
Memorial Day, Saturday, May 30,
will be observed as usual, with ser
vices by Burns Post No. 13, at Odd
Fellows’ Hall, after which the graves
of all comrades will be strewn with
flowers. All children are requested
to take part, and carry flowers and
flags. The program of the services
was published in last week’s Advocate,
and consists of chorus singing, solo,
recitations and an address by Rev. C.
Herbert Richardson, D. D., pastor of
Centenary M. E. Church. All persons
willing to contribute flowers will
please send them to the Sentinel office
Saturday morning.
A memorial service will be held at
Trinity Lutheran Church, Deer Park
Road, on Sunday, May 31, at 10
o'clock a. m. The subect of the ser
mon of Pastor W. L. Seabrook will be
“A Good Soldier of Jesus Christ.”
After the service In the church the
decoration of the soldiers’ graves in
the cemetery adjoining will follow.
The members of the congregation are
requested to bring flowers.
Hustling for Better Highways.
Good roads sentiment is sweeping
the Chardon (O.) section of the coun
try as never before, and if farmers
keep up the work they have started
all roads from Chardon will be veri
table boulevards. The Chardon board
of trade has offered S3OO in prizes for
good roads, dividing the requirements
in such away as to excite much com
petition. More money for prizes will
soon be raised. W. B. Ballard has of
fered to improve a long stretch of
road free of charge if the council will
furnish him a machine.,
An exchange has discovered that a
poor girl has to be awfully good look
ing to be pretty, and a rich girl has
to be awfully homely to be ugly. It
might have added that a poor man has
to be awfully smart to be intelligent,
and a rich man almost a blockhead to
be ignorant
Much Wet Weather in Gamp, But All
Had a Good Time.
Westminster’s “Boys in Blue,” Co.
“H,” Ist. Regt., M. N. G. put in a week
of solid enjoyment at the State Rifle
Range, near Glen Burnie, Md., last
i week.
■While there was more or less rain,
|al during the week, everybody had
: their full share of fun.
All of the boys enjoyed good health
and if appetites are an indication of
good health, no one could have been
in better condition. In addition to
the other provisions, forty-five loaves
of bread were used every day.
The officers of the Company, CapL
Weigle and Lieutenant Frizzell de
serve a great deal of credit for their
efforts in looking after the comfort and
pleasure of the Company.
If the young men of Westminster
knew what enjoyable times the mem
bers of Co. “H” have while in camp,
the Company would be filled to its
limit in a very short time.
Out of the forty-two men and two
officers on the trip, a large percentage
returned home entitled to medals and
an increase in pay due to their excel
lent shooting.
The following scores were made by
Company H during their tour of duty
on the target range last week.
The scores given in the table below
were made at the following distances,
reading from left to right: 200, 300,
500, 600, 800 and 1000 yards, rapid fire,
and skirmish.
Capt. Weigle... 39-39-47-43-43-40-39-56
Sgt. Bitzel 39-40-41-40-44-38-42-50
Corp. 8entz....40-40-43-41-41-41-40-40
Pvt. Tracy 40-40-40-40-41-40-41-40
Corp. Hesson.. .40-40-42-40-40-36-38-40
Pvt Groff 40-41-41-41-37 37-40
| Lt. Frizzell 35-29-35
Sgt. Simonson..39-41-40
Sgt. Stoner 36-34-39
Sgt. Dell 35-38-41
;Corp. Manning..4l-39-41
Sgt. Horner 32-35-33
Pvt. Autz 38-30-31
Pvt. Blizzard.. .37-32-33
Pvt. Bowersox.. 34-35-33
Pvt. 8r0wn.... 38-30-40
Pvt. Clary 38-34-29
Pvt Greenholtz..42-40-35
Pvt. King 35-32-31
Pvt. Kress 35-37-35
Pvt. Noel 33-33-38
: Pvt. Slorp 38-40-35
Pvt. Spencer. . .41-40-42
Pvt. Taylor 34-32-38
Pvt. Tawney.. .39-29-33
Pvt. Welnosky..39-43-45
Pvt Wisner 33-34-35
Pvt. Wetzel 32-33-33
Pvt. Hammett. .35-31-37
Captain Weigle,Sergeant Bitzel, Cor
porals Bentz and Hesson, and Private
Tracey were made experts. Private
Groff was made a sharpshooter and the
other men were made marksmen. Cap
tain Weigle led with the revolver, rap
ping out 182 out of a possible 200.
There were five companies of the
First Regiment at the range, B, of
Hagerstown; K, of Havre de Grace;
D, of Belair; I, of Salisbury, and H,
of Westminster. Major Record and
Colonel Purnell were in command.
Captain Hering and Hospital Steward
Claire looked after the health of the
Company H will leave on June 6 for
a 10 days’ tour at Fort Howard, ac
companied by the First Regiment Band.
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Of Sacred Music at Centenary M. E.
On next Tuesday evening at 8
o’clock the citizens of Westminster
will be favored with the presence of
the choir of Mt. Vernon Place Meth
odist Episcopal Church, Baltimore,
Jas. E. Ingran, Jr., choirmaster, How
ard R. Thatcher, organist, who will
give at Centenary church a concert of
sacred music. The choir is composed
of some twenty members, and the
program will greatly attract all lov
ers of music. We give it here as fol
Part I.
1. Praise Ye the Father Gounod.
2. Unfold Ye Portals Gounod
From “The Redemption.”
3. The Wilderness Goss.
Solo by Grant Odell and Guy Clayton.
4. Hear, Ye, Israel (From Elijah)
Soprano solo, Mrs. Clifton Andrews.
5. Sanctus Gounod
Solo, Clifton Andrews.
Part 11.
1. Praise the Lord... Harker.
.. Solo, Mrs. Frank Addison.
2. It is Enough (From Elijah), Men
Baritone solo, Grant Odell.
3. Lo, the Tomb is Empty... Broome.
Solo, Mrs. Clifton Andrews.
Mrs. Frank Addison.
4. Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah,
5. Gloria (From 12th Mass).. .Mozart
Admission, adults, 25 cts.; children,
15 cts.
Meeting of Missionary Societies.
The seventeenth annual meeting of
the Woman's Home and Foregn Mis
sionary Societies of the middle con
ference, Maryland Synod, will be held
on Wednesday, June 3, in St. Paul’s
Church, Uniontown. There will be
three sessions—in the morning at 11,
afternoon at 2, and evening at 8
o’clock. The morning session will
consist of devotional service, words of
welcome, response, greetings, sing
ing and announcements. Afternoon
session, devotional service, hymn,
reports of officers, roll call and reports
of societies, hymn, address by Miss
Sallie M. Protzman, hymn, offering,
announcements and children’s hour.
Evening session, Rev. G. W. Baugh
man presiding, anthems by the choir,
scripture lesson, prayer, hymn, ad
dress by George G. Parker on “Our
Work In Africa,” prayer, offerings,
music by male quartette, resolutions,
announcements, benediction. The of
ficers are Mrs. G. W. Baughman, vice- !
president; Miss Lizzie T. Blrely, secre i
tary-treasurer; Miss Kathleen Beard,
box-work director, i
VOL. 43.—X0.133.
Robert Sugars, of Baltimore, visit
ed Prof. E. A. Hidey last week.
Miss Mary Murray, of Pittsburg, Pa.,
is visiting friends in Union Bridge.
Miss Blanche Trumbo, of Washing
ton, D. C., is the guest of Miss Test
Dr. T. H. Lewis is in Atlantic City
and will spend the last few days of
May resting up.
Dr. Jas E. Shreeve and Paul Shipley
of this city, attended the General Con
ference in Baltimore this week.
Charles B. Stoner, of Hanover, Pa.,
was a guest of his mother, Mrs. Eliza
beth Stoner, Bond street, this week.
Miss Hellen Warfield Runkles, of
Hannah More Academy, visited Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. N. Hunter Saturday and
Miss Blanche Magown, of Philadel
phia, Pa., is spending some time, with
Mr. and Mrs. William Hutting, West
Main street.
Rev. C. S. Slagle, D. D., is in attend
ance upon the annual meeting of the
board of directors of Catawba College
at Newton, North Carolina.
Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Griest and two
children, of Guernsey, Pa.., Robert
Wickersham, of Prince George county,
attended Friend’s quarterly meeting
this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert H. Runkles,
Miss Belle Runkles and E. M. Moles
worth, of Mt. Airy; Miss Lillie Ahalt,
of Middletown; Miss Hellen Runkles
and Mrs. Wm. H. Van Sant, of Reis
terstown, and Messrs. Streb and Guy
Buffington, of Baltimore, were guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. N. Hunter on
Sunday last.
Farms in Western Pennsylvania Have
Remarkable Arrangement.
Attending church by telephone has
become a realty among many of the
Farmers of Washington, Crawford and
other counties of Pennsylvania. At
least three churches in Washington
county have been equipped for this
purpose and it is believed the arrange
ment will be greatly extended by win
A big, funnel-shaped transmitter is
placed in such relation to the pulpit
that it catches every word uttered by
the preacher, without in any way
minimizing its force on the audience
The Bell telephone system has made
traffic conections with 110 farmer
line companies in Pennsylvania and
the number is being increased practi
cally every week. It is asserted that
some of the most valuable suggestions
received by the company come from
its farmer patrons and because a lit
tle band of devout farmers in one of
the isolated communities of Washing
ton county wanted to attend church
services, or, at least, to hear sermons,
that this latest arrangement in tele
phoning has been made.
The Young Idea. *'■ i
The following are specimens of
some absurd and amusing answers
made by schoolboys and schoolgirls
in examination papers.
Iron is grown in large quantifies
for manufacturing purposes in south
ern France.
Q. Define the first person. A.
A parallel straight line is one that
when produced to meet itself must not
Blood consists of two sorts of cork
screws,red corkscrews and white cork
Asked to explain what a buttress is,
one boy replied, “A woman who makes
butter.” - i .
Teacher’s dictation: “His choler
rose to such a height that passion
well nigh choked him.” Pupil’s repro
duction: “His collar rose to such a
height that fashion well nigh choked
Gravity was discovered by Isaac
Walton. It is chiefly noticeable in the
autumn, when the apples are falling
from the trees.
The diet of worms is the grub that
blackbirds and thrushes feed on.
Tacant Lot Committees.
If you live in a town where there is
no improvement society, get a vacant
lot committee appointed from your
board of trade, woman’s club, literary
society or some like organization. Vis
it all vacant lots, find owners, either
in person or through correspondence,
and labor toward keeping them clear
of weeds and rubbish at all seasons
of the year. This particular phase of
civic betterment is all that some im
provement clubs aim to do and there
is nothing in the average town that
so badly needs attention and zealous
supervision, nothing that adds more
to the general appearance of a thickly
settled town or village or that will
give such good returns for labor or
money expended.
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Evolution of the County Editor.
The stork disappears, and we look
into the cradle and behold a male
child. After running the gauntlet of
measles, mumps and chickenpox he
enters school. At the age of 10
he is the terror of the neighborhood.
At 12 he is apprentice in a printing
office. At 18 he has acquired two
cases of long primer type and an
Army press and is the editor of a
country newspaper. At 20 he is mar
ried. At 30 he is baldheaded, stoop
shouldered and is the father of a large
family. At 35 he is a corpse in a
cheap pine coffin and as 500 delinquent
subscribers file past for the last look
they are heard to say, “He was a good
fellow, but he couldn’t save his
Cap and Gown.
The new regulation at Bangor Uni
versity College, ordering women stu
dents to wear cap and gown, has
suddenly transformed the dingy
streets of the town with the vision of
dakity little girl graduates attired
in their becoming robes. Women
seem to know the proper way to wear
die costume to add a new beauty and
pace to their appearance.

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