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The Democratic Advocate.
$1.50 PER ANNUM. GOV. RITCHIE TO ECONOMIZE PUBLIC OFFICIALS DEMAND MORE MONEY -A HALT TO BE CALLED. Hotel Rennert, • Baltimore, April 28tb, 1921. i The late Senator Arthur I*. Gor inan, Senior, was probably, na wlae , and astute a politician na this whole country haa produced in ait its near-1 ly a century and a half of history, and he rarely made mistakes In any matter that bad a -vital effect on the 'management of his party during the more than a quarter of a century In , which his word waa supreme In the .Democratic Party Councils In Mary land. Hia ear waa always on the ground, and he waa ready at all times to change his plans to conform to public sentiment, and that he under- - stood the people of his State. and knew Just iwhat they wanted, and j ■what they would stand for was evi dent from the fact that with one or two exceptions, he always had a ma jority of the white, tax-paying citi zens of the State back of him. and -was always hacked by a majority of the people of the counties. It is true he was not as strong In Baltimore - city at all times as he was in the counties, tor although the city might -waver gad weaken at times In Us loyalty and allegiance to him, the counties never did. and at all times during his long career, he had the un wavering support of the majority of the substantial, white people of the country districts of Maryland. And Senator Gorman at all times.; kept in close touch with the people of all sections of the State, and was familiar not only with the leading men of both parties, hut what was of more Importance, with the views and desires of all sorts and conditions of cltlxens. And when the General As sembly was In session he was famil iar with all that was going on there, not only as far as political mattera were concerned hut also on all mat ters which might effect the general ■well-being of the State, he carefully revised all the appropriation hills, and oftsn after these measures had been made up, the Senator would find objection to the certain Items, and they -would ha stricken out. So long as he lived and dominated public affairs, the tax rats was never raised, but from time to time wss reduced up to the last session of the Legislature before he died, and Mr Gorman boasted that the next sesalon all di rect taxes, except for school purposes would probably he wiped completely off the books. He always said the people of Maryland would never stand a raise In taxes, and would turn the party responsible for such a raise out of power, and had he lived and main tained his supremacy. Maryland ■would probably have been without j some of Its expensive public Improve ments, but would have hern wit bout j Its present staggering lax rate. The Democratic Party In Maryland under the rule of Mr. Gorman was on economical parly, mo fur aa public funds were concerned, with one ex ccptlon during all that period, no now offices were created, no salaries ■were ever raised, and public expen ditures were regulated with a rigid stinginess which would be amazing in these present days of public and official extravagance, when iiaaess nteiits are high, taxes are higher, and officials and officials salaries have gone lieyvnd the wildest dreams of the officials and spoilsmen of Mr. Gorman's day and generation. • Governor Ullchle cvldontally ln-| tends to do all In his power to tnki the state hack, lit a reasonable men sure, to Its old-time standard of econ omy and care in the management of its public affairs. Ho has now been more than a year In office, and he rea lises that a halt must be called, or as Mr. Gorman used to say, the red dag of the auctioneers will have to be raised oyer the slate house, He finds, that all the public official bodies, Commissions, Boards. Bureaus and other public office holders, all the public and semi-public Institutions, j are demanding more money Like; Leecho's daughter in the Bible, they are holding out their hands for more, regardless whether the Stale can af ford It or not. Many of the things \they want to do are desirable, and would be good, but they are all ex-, V pensive, nd will require more taxes to pay for them. State debts have plied up til the past ten years, beyond all power of calculations—tax rates have been raised from time to time, offices have been Increased from a , small number until they now number hundreds, salaries have been In creased beyond measure, and they all want more, and still more, and there seems to he no end to their demands. Can Maryland afford all of these expensive luxuries? It will be for the representatives of the people to de-1 cldc the question, in the General As sembly next winter. PAUL WINCHESTER. , To Lay Cornerstone* The corner stone laying of the new church of God at Carrollton will he held on Sunday, May 8. There will be services ail day, also In the evening. Hev. Charles F. Reitzel, of the First Church of God. at Altoona, Pa., will he present and preiwrh at each ser vice. There will be apodal Hinging. Everybody 1s Invite# to ho present to help make It a day long to he remera bived. NEW TICKET NAMED COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO PROTEST AGAINST GAS RATE—MEETING WELL ATTENDED. At a meeting of the citizens at the Firemen’s Building Monday night, to nominate three persons for Council, the gas rate problem was brought up by Mr, John H. Cunningham. The meeting was called to order by | Mayor Koontz. Mr. John H. Cunn i Ingham was selected ns chairman and j Mr, Michael R. Walsh secretary. The ; chairman asked for the nomination ! of candidates to be elected as coun- I oilmen fur the city, which resulted a* follows; Frank T. Schaeffer, Charles i Hesson, both being membera of the 1 present hoard, and John Elgin. Mr. Cunningham brought before (he large audience the present gas j rale the citizen's arc paying. He talk ied on the organization of the gas earn* | pany and the rate at that lime and urged that a committee he appointed j to go before the Public Service Coni i mission and protest against the pres ent rate charged which resulted in the following committee: John H Cunningham. Michael E. Walsh and Hairy P. Oorsuch. The committee had a hearing before ,lbe Public Service Commission yes terday. The conunftslon said, is the report, that they believed that the ga* rate was too excessive here and that they would look Into the matter. —e-^ ■CAD! THINK! A(T! A crisis has been reached in the CHINA FAMINE situation. United Stales Minister, Charles R. Crane wires Stale Depart ment. st Washington, that FIVE MILLION people are In a state of destitution too harrowing to he put In words Funds hi hand are nearly exhausted Unless relief Is speedy and large, even the growing croipi will he devoured by the starving in their deperiStioti. Volunteer friends of humanity In the United Stales have projected a nation wide Life Saving Campaign. MAV I to 8. CHINA FAMINE WEEK starts with NKXT SUN DAV. In every church alive to hu manity's cull contributions will he solicited, and In every com munity LIFE HAVING BTAMPH will be sold by volunteer work ers. These are Intended main ly for small contributors, and arc being printed gratis by the hundreds of millions. No paid agents In this campaign. ONE three retd stamp will nave a life for ONE day. , 'I he local, campaign treasurer Is Mr. J, Pear re Wants, Union National Bank, Westminster, Md 1 If preferred, remittances ran he made direct to CHINA FAMINE FUND, Bible Houae, New York, | N. Y. Surely Westminster and Car roll county will do their share. Ix*t. everybody do SOMETHING, and that something their BEST. K. H. VAN DYKE. laical Campaign Manager, by roqueal 'Mystery In Merplr of M. John’s ■Church I HI John's Catholic Church steeple. 1 which stands about 182 feet high, has a mystery surrounding it today. On Monday evening about 6.45. smoke, some say gnats, was soon coming from : the base of the cross and alarm Of fire waa sent in. But upon Investiga tion, no lire was discovered by the J firemen. A few hundred people in an | tomohlles and walking lined the street in front of the church watching the | outcome. j Reports were circulated that they : were gnats Hying. What’s more con ! vinclng that It was not gnats hut j smoke. Is, could the naked eye sec gnats 182 feet in the a distance 1 of 400 feel \y. At 9.45 p. m., three hours after the | excitement, several persons, who I stood opposite of the church, declare (that the base of the cross was so red that It lit up the upper part of the | cross as If if was on lire. A flock of pigeons make their nest , In the steeple, and did not leave It until the firemen entered to Investl , gate, has caused gome talk, that it was no lire or they would have left Pigeons have been seen to fly into tire before today. The steeple was under repairs lasi year and was nut finished until fall i and is supposed that a match may i have been dropped, by the workmen and was set off by the warm weather. Many other sources have been man j ttoned. But many do not believe the gnat atory. 11. and O. Wins Suit. Mr. F. Neal Parke, of the Arm ol ■ | Bond & Parke, attorneys, who spent • j the last week in Prince George’s CL . j cult Court, at Upper Marlboro, argu t lug in a suit for the B. & O. Railroad I against a party who sued the -com • pany for SIO,OOO damages, was rend . ered a verdict for the Bi &0. -H. R j The suit was brought about over tin - railroad company change a watei course. i- WESTMINSTER, MU, FRIDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 20, 1021 COURT HOUSE NEWS r TRANSFERS OF REAL ESTATE. ORPHANS L COURT, MARRIAGE LICENSES, ETC. > Transfers of Kdal Estate. 5 Grlzelda S. Fuss et at. to William * H. Grimm. 0 acres, for |l. * Andrew P. Frlzell and wife to > George W,- Bowers, 153 square perches, for $lO. ' | Robert J. Smith executor to Thomas ■ Hmlth et al.. 2 tracts, for 112.000. 1 j George A. Rlckell and wife to Rd ! j ward F. Swlnderman and wife, 22785 ■'square feel, for $450. -| Arthur V. Blizzard and wife to llar * j ry L. Schwelgart and wife, 2 lota, for 4 ; $lO. p : Alfred Stevenson and wife lo Paul F. Kuhns and wife, 7920 square feet. ' for SIOO. 1 I Charles W. Mans and wife lo Wl|. ' Rain H, Marker and wife, CO acres, - for $lO, 1 Ada May Sterner to William 11. 1 Ylngßng. C 4 square perches, for 13100 j Ernest W. Pickett and wife lo Er I nest R. Harrison and wife, lot fori ■ $650. Edward W. Case and wife to Rob -1 |crt McCnlty and wife, t tracts for $10.! Herbert W, Frock and wife lo John ■ H. Brooks and wife. 2 tracts for $lO 1 William H. Hood and wife to; ' Charles K. Haloes and wife. 2 tracts, for SSOO. I Ivan I* Hoff, attorney, to George 1 (tendrils and wife. 9984 aquare feel. for sll4O Charles W. Htegner snd wife to Ir-1 vln E Htegner and wife, tract for SIOOO Charles F Rupp to John Ruhlwan and wife, 10,894 square feel, for $2500 William F Utz and wife lo Edward A Wink and wife. 13 acres, for SBSO. Joseph K. Hbreeve and wife to I>s vld E. Hiatt. 6138 square feel, for $lO Joseph Knglar, administrator. t>, John W. Eyler and wll®, 4 trstiU. for < $15,193,50. ' William C. Duvall to John W. Ey ler and wife, tract, for $lO. laaar K, Costley el al lo Charles H Conaway, tract, for $5. Orphan*’ Court. Monday, April IS John MrKelllp executor of Mary K. McKelllp. de ceased. Milled his first and final ac count. ■| aesdsy. April *B.-letter* of ad ministration on the estate of Davl tf I etry. deceased, were granted „n --to Sarah H. ind Herbert J Petry. who received warrant to appralee and .in order to notify creditors. letter* of administration on th" estate of James E Brandenburg. censed, were granted unto Amelia ;4 i Brandenburg, who received warrant ilo appraise and an order to notify i credit Of*. Joseph Knglar. administrator d L It. c t a. of Jonas Knglar. decca c<l, hDllled his firs! and flnsl account l/etters f administration on .h --estate of Thomas U W. Condon, de ceased. were granted unto lasnion Condon, who received an order lo ru llfy creditors. Joseph Fonrfwalr. administrate of Emri.t Formwall, deceased, returned; tin Inventory of personal property snd received an order to sell parson a I proiterly. Marriage Urease. MorMx R. Smith and Treva Anna coal, both of Millar-. Mil. John Msgln and Kmma K Current*.; troth ot Westminster. Noim-m H HortHitn, of Johnsvllle Md , and Mary L. McKinney, ot Mid * dlcbtirg. t Aaron Edward Teal and Anna May Hntall. both of Hanover. Pa. t Wilbur B BUcksten. of New Wind,- ; sor, ond Daisy R- Eyler, of Lin wood. Elmer K Nuabaum and Elsie I. Whitmore, both of Union Bridge. II tm 1 r “ ' f anning Fdcfnrle* Net to He Ran ea Full Tlnm ( The canning factories of Ihls coun . ty win not run on full time this sea , ; son 11 F Hhrlver Company will run j tholr factories In this city and IJt . tlcstown on peas, hut at Hykesvllle .land Williamsport the plants will be P closed. I Smlth-Ylngllng Company will can I’tas at Westminster and Hampstead 'factories. Oar Citizens who have In t the past years secured employment (I at the factories In this city during . i the summer will find themselves up t ! against It, through the canning In dustries this year. 0 i i ♦—■' , ORATORY CONTEST FRIDAY 1 - y i n K. M. Batkins, of Mount Airy, To i- ( Represent University. 1 R. M. Watkins, of Mount Airy, a sophomore, has been selected to rep resent the University of Maryland in the annual contest ot the Oratorical if l Association of Maryland Colleges, nt it College Park, which will he held In ■ the auditorium this evening. > i- The representatives from Washing d ton. St. John's and Western Mary lan I ■ Colleges have not yet been mndi I- known. C 8. Richardson, professor of I- calve speaking a: the Uniters!.? of le Mmyland, is president of the Orat 'il sr cal, Aesoclati n this year and made arrangements for (be contest. FOUNDED 1838 BOYS PURE BRED PIG CLUB BOYS HAPPY OVER RESULTS OF YEAR'S WORK. The Imys who nave their notes to the Far mere' * Mechanic*', National Hank lost June are looking forward to paying ofF thane note* and having ■nine cash left Imsldes. a good hi art In the pure bred pig stock Although the hoys are facing the big drop in prices of pure bred stock, they ran make good Itecaune of the demand for pure bred plga for breeding pur pose*. A good pig for breeding slock, pure bred, registered, at eight to ten week* old can be bought for tta to ISO. Kvery pig farrowed Is not a breeder, nut by 2a per cent. Only plga that come up to the standard should be used Roys here la your chance. Good Mock never was so low in price. The prominent breeders over ihe Male say It will not last until fall. Why not gel Into the game? A little friend ly rivalry and competition with the troy* In rhe courftry will only help make yon a better farmer. We are planning a Boys' Club Class at Tan eylown Fair The two beet boy* then go to Tlmonlum Fair free of all ex penses. How about It boys? Are you on? Any taiy or girl 10 to IK year* of age la eligible to the Pure Bred Pig | Club. A record of feed and labor Is j kept In a book supplied by Ihe l r . $ Department of Agriculture The pigs ; will be ready anon Do you waul one? We hope to be able lo gel enough pigs at 11", to 130 each Pure Bred lirglatrred Bow Pigs. Doroc Jersey Breed, lad's paint ihe County Bed. | (let In touch with County Agent I Fuller —<■♦ wm WANT SABBATH OBSERVANCE AGAINST BASE BALL OR COMMERCIAL pictures. The Ministerial Association of fa' roll County was held at Centenary MethodlM Episcopal Church. Kst Main street, Tuesday. It being Ihe , regular monthly meeting of the saO- I elation j Addreases were made Ly Kev !r, F. T Little, of the Methodist Protes tant Church. Hev (’, W, Hnldwln. of ; the Methodist Kplscnpal Church, lUv H, J Mi I towel), of the l.olhrrii Church, and Hev W. W. Davit, ••■u re (lji'v i.f Hi. U.rd'a Day Alliance, all of Baltimore. The chief topic of con sideration was Ihe question of Hair hath observance, j Revolutions were adopted opposing professional base hall and cominer cll moving pMuru show* on Bun day It was resolved lo form n Sabbath observance committee of laymen In each of the congregations In the county and to hold three mid week services annually In behall of the movement Hu si or s ars to preach on (he subject at lead ones a year and community mans meetings are lo be held annually. I ap. Kkmli al Fleeing Banrlar. Sheriff Bloom, Captain Welgle. 081 tier John Haile and Htatc'a Attorney j Drown chased the wouhded burglar i that attempted to rnh Frey * Topper Company, at I lull over. Tuesday morn . tng, near Monocacy Bridge on W. M It. Wed lies afternoon but he es caiHßl The burglar waa found sleeping In Taoeylown railroad station, and wav lak*ned. He left and went to Dr. i Banner, who dreeeed hi* wound. The | bullet entered the shoulder and came ■ out at the neck. He later returned to the station and bought a ticket to Hagerstown. Whan the conductor cq/lected his ticket he jdisked who shot him. The burglar fearing arrest jumped from the train about a mile from Taneylown stid made his get-away. The above sleuths were notified mid (hey went to Taney [ ‘own and through Inquiry traced the : robber lo the Monocacy River. Cap tain Welgle saw the man and shot, but missed. The burglar Jumped Into ’ the river after the shot was Bred and swam to the other side making fits escaped. He was seen later at Itocky tildge and (iracehani, where all D-vcc , of him was lost. Subscription lo Fire Truck Imhmlmi The total subscriptions received lo ward the new lav France fire truck itor the Westminster Fire Company up to yesterday was |6.94a. Before next week more than S7OOO will be ral ed. I . The tire truck will cost $13,500 and is ' i the heat the lav Franca Corporation j build. * WestiivJiiMjer High Wins. i The Westminster High school Is - getting down lo work. Wednesday they II went to Manchester and played the 11 high school of that town. The score f whs Westmlster 9 and Manchester 7. f| Royer’s slants kept the Manchester -1 boys guessing from start to Hulsh. 11 The same club* will play In this city next Wednesday. SEWERAGE GETS A SETBACK S VOTE UNANIMOUS AGAINST PROPOSITION -BIG AUDIENCE ASSEMBLED—EN GINEERS PUT COST AT 5413,200. . ' I ij I! The otllrens turned out In full foree V Friday evening to attend the meeting t called by Mayor Howard K. Koontx ij In the Firemen's Building to ascer i tain what action the citizens desired t upon the prnpimnl of a sewerage 1 system for Westminster. • AIK p in. Mtyvir Howard K. Koontx called the meeting to order and was , elected chairman. John H. Cunning i ham was elected secretary. Mayor > Koontx read the report of Ihe engln i eers, and the estimates of cost submit i led by bidders. The estlmsted cost I of sanitary sewer and disposal plant ' was reported to be $4 13.300, and of a I storm sewerage system. |20.1.<K).1 ■ without taking Into account the cost '- of securing rights of way. coat of ’' resurfacing streets and of individual ■ connections. • ! Considering that the population of i this city Is only 3,521 and the assess ■ able basts of tax collection only $3.-j 000.000, the proposal lo construct a i i sewerage system that would coat ap pryxlmaiely tLOWgiOO. It waa belDv-: i eil. or one-third o( the value of tu<-1 property In Ihe corporate limlte. did ' no* meet with favor It was the opto i lon of those presen• (hat the demand I 1 of the Hoard of Kcaltb Is unreason able, and that such a system as or [ dared Is unnecessary The following motion, made hy W, 1 I. lies brook, end seconded hy Walter 1 tfbunk was adopted by a unanimous vole. "That it is Hie consesa* of opinion of the cltlxens and tax-payers of the 1 • tty ot Westminster that the demußo of lb? Stale Hoard of Health tbv: a avvvrage eystem be constructed In said c.Hy at an expense oven appro*'-f mating the coat named In (he esti mate submitted hy the engineers ..m --ployed to make such estimate, la an unreasonable demand, and that It Is Inexpedient to accede thereto: and the; Mayor and Common Council are urg ed to rAlxt aald order, and. It ikk*. j aary, to appeal lo the Courts lo pre- ■ vent Ha enforcement." Mure than a year ago Ihe Stale Hoard of Heatth ordered the con struction of a sanitary sewer system in this town. A town meeting wex held with members of the Hoard jf Health In attendance Engineers pric enl expressed opinion that such a system could be installed at a coat of |3(Mt.ao(i This the clllxena did not tie line, and Instructed the Mayor afti City Council, before making any re-1 , spouse to the order of the Board of I Health, to have a survey and accurate estimate of costs made. The bid of J. II Kr||nson A Co. of Hagerstown, for making the survey was accepted These engineers ma lo their re|*rt Counsel tiny W. Mteele also made , an address and asked (or vlewa from the eltiaeu* on* Ihe proposition whl.’h* brought forth several inquires as lo the expense ami on same and the rate 1(n taxes. Westminster It h. V. f. 11. The long looked for bell game was; i pulled off at exactly 4 o’clock Wednes day afternoon, after the clubs had pm themselves on exhibition through the > nt reels ot Westminster, with a jasx band In the lend, lo attract (he v Bi vens to (he college ground* The par ade waa short and no one In line tail our boys who were all dressed In their new uniforms ami a cute smile When our local Huh look the held they look'd like Ihe Now Vork Na tional Club, hut when they completed Ihe nlna score boxes they resembled the Athletics last Duncan was selected to pitch and did ■veil. If two Innings were lllmlnat i d. hut It was not his fault. Punk ' looked like 'lube Ruth" and almost - -Imitated his Hunts. when he sent a throe ply smack sailing away. The ' run credited to W, A. C. waa made by Patterson. From the looks of the I -error column 'the local* almost made i -a perfect score. There were only a • few that missed r We are almost confident that our • boys selected ot? picked the wrong I birds lo pluck when they asked the ' W. M C. It was only a practice game, - o you see It doesn't count. tj What’s the score? That’s fight, we - almost forgot—Westminster A. C. 1:■ .j W. M. <' 14. > We hear their were some awful sick 1 -rooters but F. A. Sharrer & Son fun • erul directors corpa, was on band to f take care of those who could not - ' Hand ths ’shock. HoltVFit Pl,Kid Ill’ll,TV (| OH* From Two♦ Ten Year* In It | I’cnWeiitUirj. 'l* One of the first cases heard by the I Quarter Sessions Court, York, Pa.. „ was that of (leorgo K Horner, of u York, who was charged on nine counts with forgery and false pre > tense. Horner waa found guilty on one charge and sentenced to from two lo ten ycare In the Eastern Penitentiary, y I He plead guilty to the other eight o charge* and wae sentenced to one year oI on each count, the sentences to run f. ‘concurrently, r Horuer, alias "Baker," Is wanted i. In this city for forging checks on Mr. y Boyle. Mr. linker and one of our hanks. v BANKRUPT SALE THE REAL ESTATE AND PERSONAL PRO PERTY OF 6EO. W. MA6IN BROUGHT K $10,145.08 —CLAIMS AMOUNT TO !* $35,000. I . The personal property. th sto*. property ami canning factory belong t Ing to (leorge W. .Vagin wan sold at 5 Public auction on Saturday. The real c estate was sold under the mortgage . of Kdgur 8. Jenkins, mortgagee, fori I whom Joseph I). Brooks was solid-! 5 j tor and the property wan purchased' 'by Ernest A. 11. Barnes for $3350 and !; liie buildings, and machinery on the , 1 property not a part of the real es ! . tatc. were sold for $243(1 by Charles r jO. Clem son, trustee of Ueorgc W. Ms . gin, bankrupt, the two sales having . been made together as one sale but ; two separate settlements were made t by the purchaser. Ernest A. H. i j Barnes also bought the store goods j for SIOBS and the store fixtures fori 1430. making total of ftfilfi for stock r of goods and show cases and ma I I chines In the store at Taylorsville. The live stock and farming Imple- j manta belonging to the bankrupt’s estate as well as all other personal property were sold st public auction l ! A great many people were present In spite of the rainy day which made It; very uncomfortable (or people to be j out. The amount of the sales| of real estate and personal i property was $10,143 08 of which' | $2350 is the proceeds from the sate of! the real estate antf $0703.08 will he (or the benefit of the creditors. Be sides the money obtained from the sales. It Is not thought lhat the bank rupt’s estate will yield much addl i Hotial cash money. The claims against the bankrupt's estate other than those secured by mortgages amount to about $33,000 which would seem t<> Indicate that the dividend to the un-, secured creditors will be somewhere between ten per cent and thirteen per cent on the dollar, unteas additional claims should be hied against the es tate later. , t’harles O. Clemaon, the trustee says that of the total amount of mon ey payable to him from th proceeds of personal property belonging to the bankrupt amounting to $0793.80 all but $3.00 wca paid In cash or secured on the day of sale. It Is said that the purchaser of the real estate and of she etore goods will form a stock company to conduct a store and can |Ols| factory at Taylorsville besides Ernest A. If. Barnes, who la a young active farmer and business tnsn of! franklin district, several of his near relatives are Interested financially with him In the purchase of the prop erty. fieoran W .Magtn. the bankrupt, was present st Ihe day of sale anil I aided Ihe trustee and auctioneers In 1 every way possible In their offer of the property tor sale to the laisl ad vantage Literally all roads led to Taylors i vlllo on the day of able and the public! county road from Westminster to . Taylorsville was actually a “Hea of Mud" Of Ihe several thousand peo • pie who attended Ihe sale at Taylors i vllle hardly one cftold be found who . would no! be a strong advocate for. a macadam or other hard service' road from Wesl minster via Taylors vllle to Ml Airy. It is literally and , actually a shame for any prosperous county like Carrot! to have such u . ..road as the present road from Wosl-j J minister via Taylorsville to Ml. Airy, 1 over which an much traffic has to go. • tilled du.-hhicr) (, Bet* Verdirt. The suit for $373,000 damages re-1 i suited in a verdict far $1513.03 by a Jury,before Judge Hose In the United! 1 Slates Court, Baltimore. WedllßSdiy, l , In favor of the United Machinery com | party of Wesunlpifler. against the j 1‘ Huntley Machinery Company of N-’iv , Turk I On Maych 1.3. 1918.Tt. is alleged the . United Machinery Company, owner cf : the patent, made an agreement with the Huntley oompuny for the inunuf ic i turn and sale of the machines. Thai - Huntley company Is charged with not having and selling as many of the mi s chines as P could hsve done ami final • ly with either making nor selling any: tin IT4O. Mr. liny W. Steele represented the • Untied Machinery Company. freedom M, f. Church, South. R. Carl Maxwell, pastor.—Sunday school at freedom at 10 a. m. sharp f Twenty-five'men are wanted In the ; Men’s Bible Class. Divine worship at It a. m. at freedom; 3p. in. at St. ( James; 7.43 p. m at Bethany. The Bp • | worth League meets at New Oakland ' at 8 p. m., every Sunday. All are • welcome. Charge financial Setting-Up Meet ings, Educational Movement: Free dom, at 8 p. m„ Tuesday, May 3; Oakland, at 8 p. m„ Wednesday. May 4: St. James, at 8 p. in , Friday, May , 6. _ B UlcuMd With Oregon Mr. J. H. Stephen, of Portland, Ore f|gon, formerly of Brunnnel, writes the e following: - j "1 miss the news from old Carroll county very much. This Is a fine e country out here. The climate is One. o We had an Immense lot of rain dur ’. i Ing the winter but not cold. The low t eet the thermometer registered was r 38 degrees above. The trees are all out n in blossom and the large prune or chards look beautiful. We took a trip, d up the Willametta Valley to Salem, *. | the capltul of the State, It Is a fine r agricultural country on either side of the river." * VOL. 57.—N0. 45 WANT HOG PENS . ABOLISHED IN CITY r I LEAGUE FIND COUNTY COMMISSIONERS INDIFFERENT TO ERECTION OF NEW HIGH SCHOOL-DRAIN FROM COURT STREET TO LON6WELL AVENUE IN BAD CONDITION-LIBERTY ROW BETS HEW TREES. Tho Woman’s Civic league met jt the residence of Mias Nora Oorauch on Thursday, April 21. At 8 o'clock the president rallied the meeting to order, and the minute.* of the preced ing meeting were read and after a few slight corrections, approved, j The report of the treasurer was then In order, but as she was delayed, the committees' reports were 'given I first, and the treasurer's report post poned until later In the evening. The entertainment and sanitary committees had no reports. In the absence of Mrs. Walter Tay lor. Ihe chairman of the fly commit tee, Mrs. frank Myers gave the report of that committee. Mrs, J. |, iteltsnldcr. Jr, chairman |of the forestry committee, report ed that 41 trees had been set out on Liberty- Bow to replace dead ones, and ! that all now seemed to be in nourish ing condition. The president of the U-ague complimented Mrs. Relfsnider on her excellent work on the fores try Committee, saying that that com mittee had set an example that might well be followed by organisations throughout the country. Miss Kulh Walsh, chairman .of the Playground committee, reported on the condition of the equipment of the playground, which she found to be generally satisfactory. Bhe suggested ; the purchase of a dodge ball and tho organization of rival teams for play ing that game as a means m stimula ting tho interest of the children in onl-door sports. Her suggestion was felt to he a very good one, and she was authorized (o purchase the hall and also some now tennis rackevd. The mutter of selecting monitors to su perintend the games during the hours that the playground Is opea was also left In Miss Walsh’s hand*. There was no report from the mo tion picture committee, hnl most of the member* of the league present at this meeting expressed themselves op posed lo the expected movement to have picture shows on Sundays. There was no report from the new membership committee. The report of the Jive members of the league who tied called on the .School Board and 08 the County Com missioners was ot very encouraging us they had found all of these gentle men disposed In be indifferent and st the most non-committal In regard to the erection of a now High School building. However, the five members of thy committee were held over, and It was decided to try to Induce the School Hoard st least lo secure an option on n sits this year, and then continue the nglta'tlon (or the hudd ling next year The treasurer then rend her report, showing a balance on hand at Ihe be ginning of the month. $368.41. $2.23 received In dues for membership; $lO paid to Mrs. Taylor to lie used in the ; purchase of flies, leaving s balance on hand aft the time of (be meeting of sr.rti.gfi. The meeting was then ready for the discussion of new business, and In view of (be approaching election for member* of the town council, the per ennial question of hog pens was dis cussed, most of (he members being unqualifiedly opposed to having them |in town at all. Several tnetn'bers re ported pens in the vicinity of their residences lo be In a very unpleasant uod unsanitary condition. A drain running along the alley north of Main street from Longwsll avenue to Court street was reported to he in a very bad condition, and It was decided to refer the matter to the sanitary dommlttoe. and It was to call .the condition of this Irain to the at | tentlon of the. regular health officers, I and try to have the annoyance remov ed before summer. As tho estimate of tho cost of tho ; sewerage system proposed for West minster was very high. It was (eft that It would probably be too great a burden on Ihe tax-payer* aitHhl* time. ■ and ft was suggested that a compro mise be submitted to Ihe town coun cil providing that tho construction of new sewers he postponed and ask the I : council to see that hog pane are ■ abolished within the limit* of West . minster. The president recommended that as many members as possible of the i league attend the toWn meeting to be ' I held on Friday evening to consider the matter of tho sewerage system, and if an opportunity presented Itself for one or more of the members to ;tuke part In the discussion, as the women are now In a position to vote si on alt public questions. Several ladles promised to attend the town meeting I and the league then adjourned. FANNIE McOIRR, Secretary. Üborul Society to 'Meet Tonight i The Carroll County Choral Society I will practice tonight at 7.30 o’clock at - 1 Smith Hall. Western Maryland Col >; lege. It Is important that nil enrolled , i (numbers attend tonight. Anyone wish- * II lug to Join the society are requested s : to come to the college. Refreshments i will be served after practice, )