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The Democratic Advocate.
si.oo PER ANNUM. good roads meeting lot COUNTY WELL REPRESENTED AND A ROUTE AGREED.UPON Committee Appointed to Present Plan to Good Roads Commission The committee appointed by Dr. J. \V Bering, chairman of the citizens’ meeting of Mav 30th, met in the Fire men's Hall, this city, yesterday. Dr. Bering presiding and W. L. Seabrook acting as secretary. In calling the meeting to order, Dr. Bering spoke of the importance of the present agitation in the interest of "ood roads as one of the most im portant that can engage the attention of the people and worthy of the great interest it has awakened. He spoke of the three classes of roads —the county roads, laid out and constructed by the county commissioners of the several counties, known as county roads, and cared for by supervisors; roads authorized by the Shoe maker law of 1904, lor the construc tion of which the State pays half the cost and the several counties half the cost: the large road system authoriz ed Vv the act of the recent legislature, to be laid out. built and sustained by the State. He said that in this coun -v is spent about $20,000 annually for roads, each district having its own commissioners who fix the levy for the several districts, and said that $20,000 annually would pay the inter est on $500,000; that there would be no difficulty in floating the bonds of the county at 4 per cent.; that thus we could have a complete system of good roads without any greater ex-; pense than the present cost to the tax- ! payers. He declared that it would be j good political economy to take advant age of the provisions of the Shoemak er law. and prophesied that the coun ty was about to enter upon an era of i good road building. He said that with 770 miles of road in the county, i the proportion of the Shoemaker law's appropriation of $200,000 to which Carroll is annually entitled is about $9,600; that on the same basis the county is entitled to $200,000 of the $4,000,000 to be expended under the re cent act. He then pointed out the fact that the committee had met to discuss the subject of how this amount should be expended in the county, and said that he was of the opinion that the State Roads Commis sion would consider its duty to estab lish a system of connecting roads. The districts were called and found to have the following representation; Taneytown, E. O. Garner, J. D. Haines and J. D. Hesson; Uniontown, Charles \V. Myers. W. 11. Marker, Leonard Zile; Myers.T. Herbert Shriver; Wool ery's. Lester S. Patterson, William L. Richards, John G. Hoffman; Free dom. Dr. M .D. Norris, H. N. Devries, Simon Golibart; Manchester, J. W. Hoffacker, George Brown; Westmin ster. Dr. Charles Billingslea, Fred. D. Miller. M. E. Walsh; Hampstead, Ir vin S.Leister,Jacob D. Leister; Frank lin, no representative; Middleburg, E. H. Sharretts; New Windsor, L. P.: Slingluff. Chas. J.Peltz; Union Bridge, Joseph Englar and Dr. M. M. Norris; , Ml. Airy, F. I. Lewis, Harry C. Gor such and Albert A. Dorsey. Dr. Charles Billingslea introduced the subject by requesting Mr. Fred D. Miller to state the proposition of the Merchants and Manufacturers’ Association of Westminster referred to this committee. Mr. Milller read the resolution of the Association. Mr. Garner said that if the commit tee could have a copy of the law, it would know exactly what could be hoped for in the county and be in a position to act intelligently. He spoke strongly and convincingly of the im portance of an improved road from Westminster to Taneytown and be yond. Messrs. J. D. Hesson, Leonard Zile and others advocateed the same route, as one of the roads to be built in the county. Mr. F. I. Lewis corrected some mis apprehensions and said that he had attended several meetings of the State Roads Commission in other counties, that many questions were asked and all possible information sought: that the Commission talked of building main roads, and that it was for the counties to build the in tersecting loops under the Shoemaker law. Re emphasized the fact that the route talked of from Olney in Mont gomery county byway of Mt. Airy, To Westminster passed through four districts, and that only about three ffiiles of it would be in ML Airy dis trict. Or. M. D. Norris said that he rep eS™*e(* Sykesville, from which point to Westminster there is now nothing J® a dirt road; that a meeting was neid at Sykesville last Saturday and , agreed that the Liberty road should c improved to the Washington road t Dorsey's and the Washington road ence to the beginning of the Wash gton turnpike, three miles from " cstminster. C. J. Peltz favored the idea of ', 8 from Westminster for ■ >out eight miles on the present un rhi'roved roads and made a motion , . Tae committee endorse the reso oon of the Merchants and Manufact -1 A ssoci ation and make recoin-; n •'.w? ll to the State Roads Com- i . OI J m .harmony therewith. r ' W. Hoffacker favored the mo lu an d spoke of the road to Man-1 c ,* r ’ of its importance, and de rnm, a , th at no road could be built rn °re cheaply. j the T’ T- Herbert Shriver agreed with the tK I tw ° speakers and said that had > , nroug h roads of which there! Porran 6ll 80 much said w r ere very im- i West™- these radiating from that n! ns , ter were most important, Pormm atter would reach the most - fer ia^ S fi parts the county and con people*ht on the greatest number of iavofed 6 tk' P ' Slin i luff said that he i ster r * motion to make Westmin if u and the plan proposed V. dbe accomplished. ! titude nf ed .P' Miller explained the at facturer - * e Mer chants and Manu re m * Asso °iation, and said that is larPtt pr °P°sed, if the appropriation tween w eD * ough is to build roads be- Airv xtl. inster and Sykesville, Mt. montown, Taneytown, Man- VBCSTERM ■ MARYLAND COLL66E Commencement exercises begin today, Friday, June 12, and conclude Wednesday, June 17. chester and Bachman’s Valley, and if all cannot be had then take the best of them in order to accomplish that which is to the greatest interest of the most people. Dr. Norris thought that this method would do little more than lengthen the streets of Westminster, and that with the portion of the appropriation falling to Westminster it would not be possible to build more than a very few miles in the directions suggested. Mr. J. D. Haines favored the reso lution if it were possible to get what is asked, but thought too much was being asked at this time. Mr. F. I. Lewis said that the law is a State law, to build State roads, not county roads; that it would be all right for the committee to say make Westminster the hub. if this could be done, but since it cannot there is no use to ask it. Mr. E. H. Sharretts said that the road that he would favor would be that from Bruceville to Taneytown, but that he knew this is out of the question.and that he thei'efore favored whatever was for the best Interest of the county and State. Mr. Lester S. Patterson said that the trouble is that we want to put in all the spokes at once, and advocated asking for the most important spokes now, acting upon the broad principle of the greatest good to the greatest number, considering the roads to which the Commission would most likely give attention, and offered as a substitute for the resolution of the Merchants and Manufacturers’ Asso ciation two routes,both through West minster, one route to begin at the end of the Liberty turnpike, at North Branch, to run through Eldersburg. Ganiber and Smallwood to the end of the Washington turnpike, three miles from Westminster, to begin again at the end of the Meadow Blanch turnpike,two miles from West minster. thence to Taneytown; the second to be between Westminster and Manchester and Westminster and New Windsor. Mr. Walsh said that in considering the question one should give attention to the map. and argued in support of the original motion that the plan pro posed was not inconsistent with the aim of the law and the Commission to establish a system of State roads. Mr. Sharrets spoke in advocacy of the Westminster-Taneytown. West minster-Manchester routes, and one of the others proposed, whichever might be considered best. Mr. Golibart spoke against the adoption of the original motion. The question being called for, the substitute was adopted. Mr. Hesson made a motion that the chairman appoint a committee of five, including himself, to present to the State Roads Commission the recommendation of the committee, as adopted. Adjourned. W. L. SEABROOK, Secretary. Birthday Celebration. Christian S. Hunt, near Manches ter, was sitting quietly at home last Sunday, thinking what a beautiful day it was and how thankful we should all be that we are permitted to enjoy the glorious scenes that nature un folds to us at this season of the year, w'hen his reverie was interrupted by the arrival of a neighbor, and then another, and another, until there were 42 persons present. They had assem bled to celebrate Mr. Hunt’s 77th birthday, which they did In a manner suitable to the day. It being Sunday, they could not indulge in games, but the time was spent In interesting conversation upon topics of the day and of events that long since pased into history. At noon a special din ner was served, alter which there w'as more conversation and music and walks about the farm until late in the afternoon, when all were in vited to supper. Mr. Hunt settled in Manchester dis trict 54 years ago and has lived there ever since. He and his descendants are all ardent Democrats and haVe the respect and confidence of the community. Mr. Hunt started in life a poor man, his first employment pay ing him the remunerative figure of 70 cents a day. Through Industry and economical habits he has placed him self in a position when he can enjoy the evening of life with abundant leis ure. Those present were Mrs. William C. Keck, oldest daughter, and wife of William C. Keck, and children, Mrs. Addle Hann, Lizzie Keck, John Keck, Annie Keck; Mrs. Mary Grafe and children, Edward, William, Henry, Roberta, Harry, Hilda and Lizzie; Geo. Hunt, wife and children, Curtis, Horatio, Sadie, Eva and William; John C. Hunt and wife and children, Car roll, Roy and Mabel; Lena, wife of Al len Lippy and children, Anna, Treva, Lewis, Harry and Ruth; Mrs. Anna Grafe and son Albert, Christian F. Hunt, Jr., wife and child, Laura Hos feld and son Russell. The relatives and friends were John Hunt, wife and niece, Charles Smeak, James Little, John Stormes, William Hosfeld and John E. Masonhelmer. Senator and Mrs. John Walter Smith sailed from New York for Europe yesterday. State Sentaor and Mrs. J. Charles Linthicum sailed on the same steamer. WESTMINSTER, MR., FRIDAY AFTERNOON, -JUNE 12, 1908. A BUSINESS WOMAN CANADA PAPER PAYS TRIBUTE TO MISS EMMA STEINER A Former Westminster Woman Makes a Good Impression From the Woodstock Sentinel-Review. Woodstock has had a visitor for the past week whom to know is a great privilege and delight. I refer to Miss Emma R. Steiner of New York, who has been the guest of her friend. Miss Mitchell, of this city, who, it might be remarked in passing, with no inten tion of flattering, is also a very bright, well read and talented woman. Miss Steiner gave a very entertaining and instructive talk on Alaska, illustrated by moving pictures, depicting scenes in that region. One of the most ex citing scenes was a walrus bunt. The Esquimaux hunt these walrus for their tusks and it certainly is an ex ceeding hazardous occupation. This picture, the only one of Its kind in ex istence, is Insured for $6,000, it having cost over $3,000 to get the picture. It was, of course, a difficult matter to find one who combined the necessary courage to risk his life and the ability to work the photographic machine. Miss Steiner has spent the past seven years In Alaska, way up in Nome. It takes ten days to go froom Seattle to Nome, via the Pacific, in favorable weather and by the Yukon would take over a month. During the last four years Miss Steiner has been engaged in mining and owns at present a tin mine near Nome. Miss Steiner Is a woman who does things and does not spend her time in dream ing dreams and seeing visions, though of the latter when she favors you with a musical performance you know she has the dreams and visions all right, but she doesn’t stop there, she gives them out in musical com positions and through her finger tips. The truism that in order to reach perfection in any one art one must be well versed in many is beautifully ex emplified in Miss Emma R. Steiner. It is not until one has spent some time in her presence, as it was my delight ful privilege to do, and heard her converse with perfect ease and knowl edge on various subjects, one loses sight of her musical gift and feels the magnetic presence of the woman. Miss Steiner is not only gifted but she is a very beautiful woman. In conversation with Miss Steiner I learned many interesting things about her that gives one a valuable insight into the strong personality of the woman. Miss Steiner was born in Maryland, of which she feels justly proud. One could tell she loved her native soil, as she thrilled out “Maryland, dear Mary land.” Truly one never before real | ized all the music in that word, “Mary- I land.” As a baby she never cried as other babies and her mother took her to a doctor to learn what was the matter that she never cried. I have since heard that Japanese babies do | not cry. I wonder if that accounts for their peculiar eyes. Miss Steiner’s eyes have not suffered In beauty on that account Her mother was a brilliant pianist and used to put little Emma in a chair while she played the piano. The neigh bors thought the child was neglected, but evidently Emma was absorbing music, the music of the birds and the music of the flowers; yes, I think there is music that one feels, even if it be not audible, in everything that is beau tiful. When Miss Steiner was eleven years old, she composed her first opera. This, mind you, without Instruction; her mother told her where middle C was on the piano and the rest she studied out for herself. Her father was opposed to opera on principle and re fused to look at the score. A musical friend, however, pronounced it correct ly written. She has composed the music of seven operas, one of which, called “The Alchemist,” she gave at the Ladles’ Musical Club on Monday afternoon. She has also conducted over seven thousand performances of orchestra. She has, too, a wonderful memory and has conducted for a dif ferent opera every day in the week, and carried the entire score In her head. About seven years ago Miss Steiner’s sight failed from too close application to music, and it was then she conceived the idea of going to Nome, hoping to make money that she might be able to get some of her operas produced. It takes, of course, as everyone knows, several thousands of dollars to produce an opera, and though men are often able to manipu late loans on questionable security, it is not an easy matter for a woman to do so. In- the course of conversation on financial matters it drifted to banks and their method of doing business. Miss Steiner is a believer In govern ment owned banks. That each should have equal privileges to borow money from the government. Conversation turned on “Cassie Chadwick.” Miss Steiner firmly believes that Cassie Chadwick’s method of business was just as legitimate as Andrew Carn egie’s and many other great capital- ists. But Cassie got called before she made good and the others did not, and that she should have been tried by shrewd business men and not by farm ers who didn't know a certified check when they saw it. Miss Steiner has come and gone and her memory is like a whiff of violets or the echo of a beautiful song. She is a woman in whose rich nature are depths unsounded by the world and whom it is a priviliege to know aside from her art. Miss Margaret MacDonald, of Wood stock. A. T. C. M., wrote the following appreciation of Miss Steiner:— AN APPRECIATION. A woman of many parts; A woman with noble mind. One whose heart is filled with love, A queen among her kind. Strong of body and strong of soul, Gentle and good and true Rare attributes of man and woman, Blend eternally in you. Sunshine and not shadow, ’Tis your portion to impart, The tender sweetness of your smile Cheers many a weary heart. Then onward, ever onward! Thou brave, achieving soul, Divinest forces aid thee In the winning of thy goal. The love that you have given, Is the love that you shall keep. And songs of praise shall still ring on, When you ha 1 e f£!len asleep. Carroll Royal Arch Chapter. In Westminster, Monday, June 8, Carroll R. A., Chapter No. 31, con ferred the Royal Arch on six candi dates; W. W. Sweigart, D. J. Hesson, Rev. Wm. H. Wheeler, Homer S. Hill, K. D. Fowble and Ovington Weller. These gentlemen from Taneytown, Reisterstown and Bruceville met the members of Carroll Chapter in the lodge rooms at 5.30 in the evening of the Bth instant. At 7.30 the companions in a body went to the Hotel Westminster where liberal preparations had been made for their entertainment at supper. After an hour most delightfully spent around the festive board, the com panions returned to the lodge rooms, where the work of the evening was completed, and the chapter was closed until the time for resuming work next fall. In addition to the candidates above mentioned, those present were; Com panions, W. R. McDaniel, H. P.; F. Z. Miller, E. K.; H. P. Gorsuch, E. S.; Dr. Geo. E. Baughman, C. H.; Wm. A. Cunningham, R. A. C.; Geo. R. Gehr, P. S.; S. Simpson, secretary; Dr. James W. Reese, treasurer; John H. Cun ningham and Dr. Charles E. Foutz, M. Vs.; and Companions C. C. Gorsuch, P. D. Miller, Geo. W. Babylon, John L. 1 Reifsnider, Geo. H. Caple, Dr. L. K. I Woodward, E. O. Grimes, Jr., C. E. Hering, C. Fisher Wantz, O. D. Gilbert, J. D. Bowers, Chas. O. Brilhart, F. A. Beach, of Medine Chapter, N. Y., J. Pearre Wantz and L. A. Haller. Birds Build Nest Three Times. The sparrow’s who decided to build their nest under the canopy of an arc lamp on Court street are playing in hard luck. The first nest, built three weeks ago, was in some way dislodg ed. The birds set to work immediate ly to construct another. This was scarcely finished before it, too, was destroyed. Now they are hard at work upon the third nest, which is nearly completed. These repeated disasters would surely have over whelmed a builder of the human species, but the litle birds were dis couraged they gave no evidence of it, putting just as much energy into the building of the third nest as they did in the first. They are evidently de termined to fight It out on that line if it takes all summer. Coßege Commencement. Commencement exercises at West ern Maryland College begin this Fri day evening and continue up to Wed nesday noon. The program was pub lished in last week’s Advocate. This is an event of unusual interest to this community, and the coming exercises will probably attract greater crowds than ever before. A number of vis itors, former graduates and friends and relatives of the coming graduates, will swell the list of those in attend ance. We ask that Old Probabilities be kind to the young men and women, and continue the present delightful weather until the last essay has been read. Contracts Awarded. At a meeting of the County Com misioners on Wednesday, June 10, contracts were awarded as follows: Substructure for bridge over Little Pipe Crek, neai* New Windsor, to Nicholas "Walsh for $386. Substructure for bridge at Pleasant Valley, over Bear Branch, to Nicholas Walsh for $157. Superstructure for joint and guard rail for bridge at Pleasant Valley to Charles E. Taylor for $34.25. Superstructure for bridge over Little Pipe Creek, at New Windsor, to York Bridge Co. for SSOO. PROCEEDINGS OF SCHOOL BOARD. A New Building to Be Er ected for Manual Training. The school commissioners have had under consideration the question of school trustees, and in the majority of cases have re-appointed the same trus- i tees that served last year. On account of resignations, remov- j als and requests the following changes and additions have been made: At Piney Creek, Elmer Hess in place of | David Kephart; at Baust’s.David Hahn and Charles West in place of Levi Mans an dJoseph Formwalt; at Bear Mount, Charles Marker in place of Wm. Utermahlen; at Wisner’s, Ho ratio Bish in place of Charles Smith; ; at Pleasant Grove, Harvey Boose in . place of F. T. Brown; at Pleasant Gap, I J. W. Shipley in place of John R. Ben nett: at Sykesville, Wm. H. Bennett in place of Henry Tiel; at Spring Mills, Royal R. Logue in place of S. J. Zepp; at Springville, David Frank in place of S. W. Haines; at Lineboro,i John L. Hoffman, T. L. Kopp and Geo. A. Wertz; at Cross Roads, Wm. Rupp in place of L. Berkhimer; at Fair mount, Charles Ruby in place of D. B. Utz; at Enterprise, Jesse Stulla and Wm. Yohn in place of N. F. Farver and Davis Bloom; at Keysville, Malon Stonesifer in place of Geo. C. Clutz; at New' Windsor, N. T. Bennett, Dr. Edw. Myers and C. E. Nusbaum; at Retreat, Wm. O. Barnes, Harvey T. Lambert and Charles E. Haines; at Ridge, Albert Conoway in place of Wm. B. Roberts; at Mt. Olive, O. B. Buckingham in place of Lloyd S. Buckingham; at Deer Park, Wm. Say lor in place of F. Megins, at Bethel, John Houck in place of Charles Tay lor; at Highland View, Lloyd Shipley, August Heintzman and T. W. Condon; Morgan Run is left in the hands of Commissioner Buchman. For several years the increasing number of pupils in the Westminster High School has given the board much concern as to what it is best to do in providing for their accommodation. A few' years ago under the law providing for the same, a manual training de partment w r as opened in the only va cant room in the High School build ing. When the crow'ded condition forced the board to add a teacher and open another room, we met the de mand by taking out the manual train ing and placing it in a temporarily constructed room in the basement or cellar. Now the crowded conditions in the upper grades compel the board to add another teacher, for whom we have no room. The recent law passed opens up a commercial department in connection with the High School, and we have no room for the same. The State provides the funds for the i commercial department, and not the county; that is, the commercial room I will not diminish the the school funds in the county, and we only get the funds from the State on condition that we open the room. The time has come w'hen the man ual training must be placed above ground in a room sanitary and adapt ed to the work. At an adjourned meet ing held on Tuesday, the 9th instant, I the board decided to erect on the High School, grounds a new building which will provide for these necessary rooms. Next summer the board will take up the question of providing at the west end accommodations to re lieve the crowded conditions In that part of town. Recognizing the fact that better work in the school room calls for in creased efficiency, skill, energy and preparation, the board has voted an addition of between three and four thousand dollars to the pay roll of teachers for the next school year. As teacher of Latin, history and English in the Westminster High School, the Board has elected Prof.) B. H . Rogers, a graduate of Grove City College, Grove City, Pa. Prof. Rodgers has had five years experience in teaching, two years of which were in Latin and English. S. SIMPSON, Secretary. Carroll Countian Injured. Thomas J. Hull, of 1707 3rd street, Harrisburg, Pa., formerly of Silver Run, Md., met with a very painful accident on Wednesday last. While riding on his bicycle he was struck by an automobile traveling at a high rate of speed, both wheels passing over his body. After being rolled some distance on the asphalt street, he was picked up in a semi-conscious condi tion and rushed to the Harrisburg Hospital, where it was found that he had a laceration of the scalp, a slight fracture of the right knee and severe bruises of the body. He was later sent to his home, where he is under the treatment of the family physician. Those who witnessed the accident say his escape from death was miraculous. Free Treatment. We are in receipt of the annual re port of the Baltimore Eye, Ear and Nose Hospital, 1121 Light street. The object of this hospital is “to give to the deserving poor of the city and state the gratuitous services of phy sicians skilled in these special lines, also when necessary hospital accom modations, so far as the resources of the hospital will permit.” MAMSTER’S HOLIDAY LARGEST CROWD THAT EVER ASSEM BLED IN THE TOWN Celebration Successful Beyond the Highest Anticipations From daylight until long past noon all the roads leading to Manchester on Monday last were lined with teams of various descriptions bound for the carnival for which so much prepara tion had been made and which had been well advertised throughout the county. Old residents say it was. the largest crowd that ever assembled in Manchester. Some estimated it as high as 8,000. Whatever the number, it was apparent that everybody was out for a god time, and had laid aside the cares of business and housekeep ing with the determination to devote this one day to good solid enjoyment. The visitors in this frame of mind were met with a counter determina tion on the part of the people of Man chester to make everything as pleas ing and amusing and as enjoyable in every way as it were possible for them to do. Under these mutually satis factory conditions of course there could be nothing else to It but a fine days outing for all concerned. Every thing -worked together for the success of the celebration. Monday was one of those rare June days which makes one glad to be alive. With this as a starter, the hospitable people of Man chester did the rest. Although this great inbux of humanity, with its hun dreds of accompanying teams, was a great strain upon their resources, the residents of the town met the re quirements with an ample sufficiency for both men and beast. And when it came to amusements, they were there with the goods, f. o. b. prepaid, and money back if not sat isfactory. Three bands Bonnair, Alesia and Carroll County Reed —furn- j ished music throughout the day and | evening in different sections of the ! tow-n. John G.McCaslin’s world of sen j sational novelties gave two one-hour I performances on the stage erected for ; that purpose In the squax*e. Other at | tractions were merry-go-rounds, a I vaudeville show, moving pictures, I knife, cane and money boards, and i plenty of red lemonade with which to ; wash it all down. The whole town was handsomely decorated. The foi'mal celebration of the day I started at 8 a. m. with the reception l of visiting organizations, who were 1 met by committees of citizens and loy ally entertained. At 9 a. m. the Manchester and Glen Rock baseball teams played a game of ball, which was won by the form er, the score being 16 to 12. Fry, Glen | Rock’s famous pitcher, was knocked j out of the box in the fifth inning. The ! line up was as follows: i Manchester —Loatz, lb.; Barnhart, c. Thieret, If.; Myers, p.; Spencer, j ss.; W. Miller, 3b.; H. Miller, 2b.; R. Wink, cf.; Danner, rf. Glen Rock—Bubb, 3b and p.; O. Mil ler, lb.; Reider, ss.; L. Shaffer, cf.; C. Shaffer, rf.; Hein, If.; Dice, c.; Fry, p. and 3b.; Decker, 2b. Two base hits—Barnhart 2, W. Mil ler, Danner. Struck out —By Myers, 14; by Fry, 7. Umpire, J. Laxnotte. Time of game, 2 hours. Rooting, lively. Michael W. Hassett is manager of the ball team. Thieret, Manchester’s catcher, had a finger on his right hand injured in the early part of the game, and retired to left field, Barnhart taking his place. At 11 a. m. free street performance by the McCaslin Company, lasting one hour. At 4 p. m. there was a band contest, in which the three bands present par ticipated to the delight of the assem bled multitudes. At 5 p. m. the firemen, accompanied by other organizations and citizens generally, marched to the cemetery and decorated the graves of deceased comrades. Benjamin F. Crouse, in surance commissioner, was called upon for an address, and, although entirely unprepared,he responded with a brief speech befitting the occasion. At 6 p. m. there was a second free performance on the square. At 7 p. m. concert by the Bonnair band. At 8 p. m. came the grand finale, the firemen’s ball, where lads and las sies danced to its conclusion one of the most sucessful and enjoyable cele brations ever held in Carroll county. A Dear Party. This novel party was given by Miss Pearl Cover, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry F. Cover, of this city, on Tues day evening, June 9, In honor of her guests, Mrs. Wm. E. Ijams, and Joseph Murphy, both of Townsend, Tenn. The young ladies were invited to be present at 7.30 p. m., while the young men were not to arrive until 8 p. m. Upon their arrival they noticed this sign beside the front door, “A DEAR HUNT.” Each gentleman was to draw a number and begin the hunt among the shrubbery on the lawn, but on account of the inclement weather the dear’s took to the house and the hunt was made there, and was not finished until every young man found the “dear” with a number correspond ing to his. The dears were found be hind desks, chiffoniers, stands, beds, in cupboards, closets, pantries, cozy corners and every conceivable nook of the house, but even then the hunters were able to capture the game in such a short time that it proved them to be men of experience. What’s the use of going to the mountains when you can find them at home? After playing games for awhile and enjoying some instrumental and vo cal music, refreshments were served, something that is always in good taste, and proved so in this case. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. Harry F. Cover, Mrs. Wm. E. Ijams, Mrs. Carroll Albaugh, Mrs, Herbert Cover; Misses Pearl Cover, Bessie Roberts, Bex-tha Roberts, Mary "Weaver, Helen Armacost, Eva Rinker, Bessie Herr, Nelle Albaugh and Irene Woodward; Joseph Murphy, Carroll Albaugh, Herbert F. Cover, Ralph Cover, S. S. Wilson, T. Will Mather, Frank Mather, Wm. Simpson, George Armacost, Dr. J. E. Shreeve, Carroll Shunk and D. Snider Babylon. VOL, 43. —NO, 35, PERSONAL MENTION J. Webster Ebaugh was in Balti more on Sunday last. Miss Etta Lewis, of Mt. Airy, was a visitor to Westminster - this week. Miss Etta C. Lewis, of Mt. Airy, was in this city on Thursday and Friday. Miss Rebecca Davis, of Crisfield, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Howard H. Brown. Miss Margaret Mills, of Washing ton, D. C., is the guest, of Mrs. G. W. Frizzell. C. A. France, of New York, is visit ing Dr. W. J. Selby, East Main street, this city. Miss Carolyn W. Kennedy, formerly of this city, is the guest of the Misses Billingslea. Mrs. George D. Fouke is visiting her sister, Mrs. Chas. E. McFadden, Philadelphia. Miss Catherine Slagle returned this week after an extended visit to Mer cersburg, Pa. Dr. James E. Shreeve, Jr., visited his parents in Ellicott City several days last week. Miss Hattie M. Freeman is home from a visit to friends in Baltimore and Washington. Miss Helen Mullinix, of Frederick, is visiting Miss Sarah L. Herr, of West Main street. Miss Lottie Troxell, who spent the I winter in this city, has returned to her home in Thurmont. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mitten and grandson, of Gettysburg, are visiting friends in this city. Mrs. Harvey C. Freeman and daugh ter Tillie have been in Baltimore sev eral days this week. Mrs. Eldridge Waesche.of Baltimore, is a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. I Stoner, Liberty street. Miss Gladys Vanderford, who at tends St. Mary’s Seminary, is home for the vacation period. Mrs. Laura Sellman will leave next i week for Emory Grove camp where she will spend the summer. Mrs. Charles Brown and son Robert, East Main street, are guests of Mr. and ■ Mrs. Clinton Smith, Baltimore. Mrs. George N. Hunter attended the commencement exercises of the Hanah More Academy on Wednesday. Mrs. J. T. Zahn, accompanied by her mother and Master Charles Zahn, is visiting her sister in York, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Shreeve spent Sunday with Mr. Shreeve’s brother, Dr. James E. Shreeve, Ellicott City. Miss Bertha Hull, of near Union town, is visiting her cousin, Mrs. S. C. Stoner, on West Main street, this city. Timothy Murphy, of the Townsend Lumber Company, Knoxville, Tenn., spent several days with friends in Westminster. Robert M. Stonesifer has returned home from Mercersburg Academy, where he has been at school during the past winter. Clarence Orendorff, this city, has accepted a position with a surveying corps in Georgia, and left this week to enter upon his duties.' Mrs. J. Ezra Stem, who has been at the Union Protestant Infirmary for several weeks, returned on Thursday much improved in health. Miss Blanche K. Baer, of Tannery, returned home Tuesday after visiting relatives and friends in Baltimore and- New Windsor for several weeks. C Miss Mary Koyner, of Kentucky, and Miss Lucile Ware, of Waynesboro, Va., spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Ed. P. Brundige, West Main street. Mrs. Wm. H. Bond, of Reese, has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. J. H. Ryland, of Liberty street, and her brother, Thomas Buckingham, of East Green street. Miss Minnie Briscoe will leave in a few days for West Point to attend the commencement exercises of the Military Academy, where her brother is a student. J. Howell Billingslea, Jr., East Main street, who visited England and other places of interest across the water, returned home this week well pleased with his trip. Misses Eleanor and Katharine Thomas and Miss Elizabeth Roberts returned home today from the Sharon Hill Convent, near Philadelphia, where they attended school. Dr. James E. Shreeve, Jr., of this city, attended the joint meeting of the District of Columbia and Maryland State Dental Association at the Uni versity of Maryland June 4, 5 and 6. Wm. E. Moore, son of Ex-Justice William Moore, wgs in this city last week visiting his family, prior to his departure for Europe on the steamship Haverford, which sailed last Saturday from Philadelphia. G. W. Yeiser, Union Mills, has been elected a delegate to the International Sunday School Association, which convenes at Louisville,Kentucky, June 18. The Maryland delegation leave Monday, June 15. Henry K. Starner has returned from Gettysburg College to spend a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Starner, near Frizellburg, after which he will go to Harrisburg, Pa. where he will take up work during his summer vacation. Quite a surprise was given Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Ryland, of Liberty street, last Sunday by the arrival from Bal timore in a large surreyof Mr. and Mrs. Robinson and daughter, of Mt. Winans, Baltimore county; Mrs. and Miss Celeste McGowan, Miss Mary Bauer, Bernard and Charles McGowan and James Murphy, of Baltimore, old neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. Ryland while located there, Mrs. McGowan is looking after a desirable place at or near Westminster, as she desires to locate Jxere permanently.