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The Democratic Advocate.
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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.

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