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. .. „ '■ ♦ '• * • - - .... V •. •- - • ->, ■•; ■* ■ ‘ Hf* ' The Democratic Advocate. ■ FOUNDED 1838 g 1.50 PEK ANNUM. ■ COURT HOUSE NEWS I fMNSFERS OF REAL ESTATE, ORPHAN! COURT, MARRIAGE LICENSES, ETC. •mk orphans’ conn’ S Manila. December 12tli. —AL Agatha administratrix of Elmer E. Yost, reported sale of personal a^Bpropertv. claries I’., and Harry A. Geirhan. ;*ecut<.rs of William 11. Geiman, de eased. reported sale ot real estate order nisi granted thereon. WM Last "ill and testament of Elmer IB i Hawk, dec-eased, was admitted to probate .iikl letters testamentary ||9 thereon granted unto Mary A. Hawk B am i Uirnie It. L. Bowers, who receiv- B f( | warrant to appraise ttnd order to notify creditors. 9 : Letters nt administration on estate -JB of David I Hoop, deceased, was grant -19 ' e,! unto 11 Scott Hoop, who received 'B warrant to appraise and order to no- B tify creditors. ■ Tuesdav. December 13th.—Sale of 9 real estate of Charles E. flood win, rte -9 ,eased. was ratified by the court. m (Jeorg-t- \V. Dreschler, executor of 9 Andrew Dreschler, deceased, made a 9 supplemental account. m Letters of administration on the es -9 tate ot Eliza i’tz, deceased, granted 9 unto .liicol) E. Ctz, who received war-. 9 rant to appraise and order to notify 9 creditors. 9 The Westminster Deposit and 9 Trust Company, guardian of Treva M. 9 Reese, settled their first account. 9 THAN.sH liS OF RKAL FSTATE Francis Neal Parke and Guy W. 9 Steele, trustees, Clarence W. Con 'S away. farm. Clarence W. Conaway and wife to J 9 Henry M. Cilliss and wife, tract, for j B S3OOO. 9 Howard C. Albaugh and wife to M. ! 9 Agatha Vest, property, for $3500. , | 9 Thomas Snyder and wife to Elias ' IS B tanning and wife, tract, \ j Laura S. Morningstar to WaltCT- E. i I Reaver and wife, tract, for $lO. Milton A. Sullivan and wife to ! I Charles E. Ah ers and wife, tract,' for > 9 ihwi a Ernest E. Schaeffer and wife to Mil- | 9 ton A. Sullivan, lot, for SIOOO. Barbara Ellen Vaughn to William E. 9 lawyer and wife, lot, for SBOO. Man- R. Clumpier and husband to 9 Halier L. Shipley and wife, 5, lots f /ami, for ill). “ 9 Amos Duttera to G. Walter Wilt, 5 ■ acres, for SSOO. 0. Walter Wilt and wife to Maurice C. Duttera. 5 acres, for SSOO. Harrv 0. Farver and wife to Mary Hooper, 122 perches, for $575. MARRIAGE LICENSES John h. Mann and Carrie B. Leppo, j both of Patapsco. Maurice L. Raubenstine and Ber-J lha Al. Mnmmert, both of York, Pa. j Norris F. Taylor, of Patapsco, and ! Annie E. Dottof. Tlvurmon:. Severinus F. Wantz and Sophia M. j Meusel. both of Baltimore. I Willia m L. Gitters, Reisterstown, anlAlary C. Kindig, Gypahrook. CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR EXPERT ; CLASS ‘ J On Sunday evening the Christian Endeavor Society of Grace Lutheran i 1 Churcli hold a very interesting meet- j ' . lug. Alias Ethel Marker was the lead- I er - \ 1 One of the special features of the!* evening, was the graduation exercises s of th e Christian Endeavor Expert; Class. They had the honor of having ( "ith them their Carroll county presi- I ] 'lent. Guv L. Fowler, who delivered i f the address to the graduates, in his 1 usual lumpy way, after which, he pfe-11 rented the certificates and also the j Chirstiau Endeavor Expert pins which "ere given by the Society, as an ap- 1 Predation of their efforts to qualify as experts in Christian Endeavor : work. . ; i | Following are the graduates; The t Misses Hattie Willett, Treva Miller, t [Helen Michael, Elizabeth Bemiller. f Ktliel Marker, Emma Schaeffer and i Miriam Hull. ( Mr. Frank S. Stewart was the in- f strnctor of the class. X They also have the honor of being f the first Society to organize a Chris- M •ran Endeavor Exnert Class in Car- c mil county and they invite sister so- j r •ieties to catch the inspiration and j 1 “Carry On.” . 1 1 ' i . ' t MFHDEK TRIAL STARTS TUESDAY t The case of the State of Maryland I. ys-Jerrv H. Metz, removed from Wash ington county to the Circuit Court for j ( nr,mil County, is set for trial here. , ° n Tuesday, December 20th. Metz is j vhai'ged in the indictment with the j murder of William Dofflemyer. At his ' •vial the State will he represented by -'tate’s, Attorney, D. Angle Wolf-I mßer, of Washington county, and date’s Attorney Theodore P. Brown ® ®‘ this county; and the accused by H • Keedv. Esq., of Washington-coun-I * • v ; and Messrs. Bond & Parke, of West- I ~ jninster. The defense has decided to-j - r >‘ the case before the'eourt, and thr ; hntit jurors have befen notified , tha’ | heir further attendance' will not hr | ne cessarv at this term of coftrt. 1 I — r ' h p y ' f merman ambition missed the mark <] )U t something appears to have hit il I ■ wallop.—Sioux City Journal.|£ DEATHS. SMITH James E. Smith died at his resi ISAlence, East Main street, this city A\ ednesday, December 14. aged 7 years, 5 months and 3 davs. Mr Smith has conducted a Ere mM.ra-.cr agency in this city for many years and was active in his work until jusl a few days before his death. He leave* a a widow and two sons, Mr. Claudt [ ! Smith, of New Mexico, and James E jj Smith. Jr., of this city, who was in the insurance business with his fath , er. Funeral services in charge ot Revs. Masemcre, Rupley and Stein e | will held at his late residence Sat urday. December 17, at 2 p. m., and j. interment made in Westminster ceme \tery. The pallbearers will-be C. Gloyd . Lynch, George .Miller, Joshua Ditman - a member representing each of ithe following lodges: Odd' Fellows, >! Alechanics and Owls, of which he was I a member. F. A. Sharrer & Son funer eal directors. 1 • I OSTFRIUS • Edward H. R. Osterlms died at liis home near Eastview, Friday, Decem j her !), aged 67 years, t months and 27 days. His death occurred very sudden j iy- He leaves a widow’, one son, Wil liam Csterhus, and two daughters, Mrs. John Reed and Mrs. Frederick j Schlerf. Funeral services in charge of Rev. McCaslin were held at Provi dence Churqh, Gamher, Monday 12th, at 1 p. m., and interment made in ad joining cemetery. Tfle pallbearers were John Keed, Frederick Schlerf, William Osterhus, Manassas Reed, William Reed and Edward Reed. F. A. Sharrer & Son funeral directors. WANT/ Harrv J. Wantz died at his home, near Harney, Sunday, December 11, I aged 42 vears. deatli was the re | suit ot a very distressing and fatal ac i cident which occurred Saturday, Dec. 10, as Mr. Wantz was coming home with a load of wood f#om his-woodlot | above Emmitsburg, in the mountains. jHe was drawing the brakes, another | man being with the team, when all of j a sudden the brake lever broke throw j ing Air. M’antz to the ground, the rear | wheel of the wagon passing over part of his chest, causing the fracture of! several ribs and internal injuries i which resulted in his death the fol-! lowing day. Funeral services were held December 14th at the Lutheran Church; in Harney, by his pastor. Rev. A'oung, assisted by Rev. Wilbur Ship ley. Interment in Piney Creek cehie !tery. He is survived by his wife and one child, Miss Ethel Wantz, at home; al- ; so his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Wantz. of Harney; two brothers and one sister. Arthur Wantz, near West minster: Harvey AVantz, of Harney, I jand v Mrs. Harry Angell, of near Har-| | nev. C. O. Fuss & Son funeral direc tors. DTBBS ' - I ' Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Oliver W. Duhbs, died at the home of j his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. George P. Sauhle, at Glenville, where he had been risiding for the I past year. He became bedfast a week | ago. hut had been in poor health for a long time. Death was caused by a complication of diseases. His age was Gfl years..B months and G days. He is survived by two children. Cy rus Duhbs. and Mrs. William Bortner, of Linehorc; one brother, Jacob AV. Duhbs. Linehoro; two sisters, Mrs. I ‘ Emanuel Hetrick, Linehoro. and Mrs. j j George P. Sauhle, with whom he re sided. He was, a member of the Lutheran congregation of Stone Church. Mr. ! Duhbs was Ten years ago he weighed 354 pounds, being the heaviest, man in that section. For the past year he had been declining. I CLING AN ; • < William F. Clingan, Civil war veter an. died on Sunday, in York. , Death I * followed an illness of three years, duel® to paralvsis. The deceased, who was horn in Car- . roll County, Md., was 77 years old. He ] enlisted in the army when 17 years ofu age. and became a first sergeant of ■ Captain Ughtner’s Company F., Sev enth Regimeht of Maryland Infantry ‘ Volunteers. He was honorably dis- ' cßarged, June 9th, ISGS, at Annapolis. Aid. He was fraternally a member of * Washington Camp, No. 2, P. O. S. of l A., of Taneytown, Md., and also a ( member of K. of P. Lodge No. 36, of the same.place. He was a member of the Union Lutheran Church, York. Besides his wife he leaves the fol- |j lowing children: Mrs. Charles Reav- er, Camden. N. J.; Mrs. Eugene Miller. v Hanover; Arthur Clingan, E. St. Louis, t HI.; Robert Clingan, Taneytown, Md.; j- Mrs. John Smith. Mr A Frank Gise. t George Clingan' Harry Clingan and Luther Clingan.’all of York. The remains were taken to Tanev town. Wednesday morning at 8 ‘ o’clock, where further services,-were f ] held at the Lutheran Church of th-lt li ilace anr) interment made in the Lu- g theran eemeterv. 11 • . h -S KLEFF Gertrude H. Kleff, widow of Arnold J. Kleff. formerly of. this city, who having the Old Albion s Hotel for many years, died December F 9. Funeral was held Monday with in- e f ermeivl in Odd Fellow's -cemetery, v Smyrna, Del. I ' ... / • - ' / WESTMINSTER, MD, -FRIDAY AFTERNOON, DECEMBER I<J, 1921 UNFAIR REPORT *J IS CORRECTEI r. ■e ’ * J WESTERN MARYLAND COLLEGE NO : j BLACKLISTED-STATEMENT BY 01 e | s. WARD. n f n i A very unfair report has been circu - i lating in §pme quarter concerning th action taken by the Association o - j Colleges and Preparatory Schools o j ; the Middle States and Maryland a 1 [their recent annual meeting at Swarth f more. Pa. It has been reportec ; that certain colleges were placed on i “blacklist,” made up of colleges ths . did not meet the requirements of tin Association. Among the colleges or this so-called “blacklist” are Westerr Maryland College, Hood College, Wil son College, and Mt. St. Mary’s Col | lege. Instead of these colleges beint . placed upon a “blacklist”; they havi ’ received the finest rating they evei ? had, and this list was intended to h . an “honorable-mention” list. Sixty col leges were found to meet the require ments concerning endowment, etc. and eleven colleges, nrhich did nol #neet the requirement of $500,000 en dowment. were placed on this othei Hist, hut the Commission in making it* report referred to these eleven col , leges as being fully entitled to inclus ’ j ion among those which approximate closely the Definition and Standards of the Association, and the Commis sion further recommended that the : graduates of these colleges be receiv |-ed ..into other institutions of higher learning. •It is said that at least one hundred colleges within the hounds of the Association did not meet these re quirements, and they were not classi i fied at this time. Instead of being “blacklisted”, as this unfair report has it, the friends of these colleges i are to he congratulated upon the splendid growth of these institutions and the fine rating which they have ; received. Some of the colleges have threatened to bring suit against the papers which have made this errone ous and altogether unfounded report. This gives me an opportunity to say further word. Weste'rn Maryland Col lege has announced a great program I for the next live years, and the friends of this institution will be given an op portunity Jo show their faith in the school and their appreciation of the great work R .is .doing in a way that will enable the college to fully meet the most exacting requirements that can be made upon institutions of higher learning. In the near future a campaign will be projected for endow ment and buildings. Our present en dowment, is $330,000. Within a year or I two we expect to increase this amount [to the $500,000 required. But in the meantime jur graduates are admitted to all institutions of higher learning upon an equality with any other col leges of this country. I am sure that the citizens of Westminster. ■Carroll County.- and of the State of Maryland | .vill rallv to the institution not only [because of the great service which the ; school has rendered to this comnumi ity and state in the past, but also be cause of the far greater work this col lege is destined to perform. A. N. WARD. President. Western Maryland College. - , BATSON—(ROUSE Air. George Batson, ot Baltimore, a j former resident of this city, and Miss Ida Crouse, of Lucabaugh’s Mill, were married December Ist. in Washing- i ton.'The bride and groom after a lion-I eymoon through the West are now liv ing in a comfortable residence in Ov erlea, which the groom had furnished before. PARKE Nora M. Parke, wjfe of Wflliam PiW-ke. and daughter of-Mrs. Annie AT. McGee and the late Acquilla AicGee,! died at hf'r home near Reisterstown, December 10, aged 56 years, 10 months .'mid 4 davs. Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by three chil dren: G. Archibald Parke, of Balti more: George and Marie C., at home; also the following brothers and sis-j ters: Walter S. AicGee, of Arcadia; Jesse A. McGee, of Baltimore; Andrew M. McGee, of New Jersey; Mrs. J. L. Massey, Washington, and Mrs. Leslie. 1 Robertson, near this city. Funeral services were held in Reisterstown, 1 Tuesday morning. Interment in Bethel eemeterv. ,1. F. Eline funeral director. * - • ■ ) ■ FRANCE Lillie France, aged 28 years, wife of [ Janies E. France, Jr.', ‘of Johnsville, j [ died December 12. Funeral ■. services 1 were held Wednesday at 11' a. m. at the Johnsville Methodist Episcopal Church. Interment in adjoining feme- j tery. . | 'THOMPSON , Sus;in • Thompson, aged 74 years, l died Sunday at Eldershurg, at the home of her son, Charles Thompson. • She was the widow of Charles R. \ Thompson. Funeral services were 1 held Wednesday with interment in Springfield cemetery. „ BOSLEY 1 Harvev P. Bosley, aged 56 years, son of Joshua N. amY the late Sarah . Bosley, died at his residence in Wood enshurg. Wednesday. Funeral services i will be held today at his residence, j Interment in Hampstead cemetery, j 1 ■ T. BOY KILLED WHILE HINTING K,\ KBITS D| SHOOTING OF t . T. H ALVES, 9, OF WATEKSVILLE, BY (HAS. MY OT ERS HELD ACCIDENTAL |R. 1 Claiide T. Haines, the hine-year-old ; son of William P. Tlaines, Watersville, I about two miles below Mt. Airy, was accidentally shot and instantly killed u- Friday afternoon, about 4 o’clock, by ie | his cousin. Chas. Myers. At an inquest of held at the\ office of Justice Frank M. 0 f Lewis. Mt. Airy, Saturday morning, a it Jury with Alonzo B. Sellman. foreman, h- returned a verdict of accidental shoot id ins. a Shortly before the accident Samuel it and Charles Myers of near the Fred ie erick and Carroll county line, 16 and n 17 years old, who were visiting their n i cousins. Claude and Albert Haines, 1- went hunting using an old gun be -- longing to Mr. Haines. Mrs. Haines g however, had forbidden the boys to -e use the gun. At a place a short dis >r tance from the house, it is supposed ie that Charles Myers, who was carry -- ing th P gun, saw a rabb.it. He raised - the weanon to his shoulder and it was I discharged. Claude Haines, who was >t; eight or ten feet away, directly in line i- with the vouth with gun. received the r entire charge in the back of his neck, s He fell to the ground and died in !- stantly. Albert Haines, his 11-year-old ;- brother, ran home and informed his e mother of the accident. The Myers s boys, frightened, Afcent to their home. ;- The dead body of the unfortunate lad j e was carried home and State’s Attor ■7 nev Theodore F. Brown, was notified, r >fhe latter conducted an inquest held e j by Magistrate Lewis at Mt. Airy, t It is* said that the gun was out of !- order and perhaps discharged prema - | turely. The father x>f the. victim is a g fireman on the Baltimore and Ohio t Railroad. —i , s ' MR. AM) MRS. JOHN M. HOOK * | ENTERTAIN * e T 2 i A most delightful day was spent at j - tllb beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs. I John M. Hook on Saturday and Sun , j day. The day was in music and social conversation. 'At the dinner ii hour all were 'invited to the dining 5 I room where a sumptuous repast had I - been prepared, consisting of all the | ? j good things of the season, to which j all most heartily enjoyed. In the af- L ternoon , .all were'entertained with t'some excellent music with Miss Paul-! t ihe and Emma Beehler, at the piano. | f accompanied by the Messrs. Albert i ! Hollowav. with saxophone, Clarence -j Beehler and Jruman Hook with vio-; -1 lies, and Robert Downs with trom- j • hone, which pH enjoyed very much. :! Those present %yere Mr. and Mrs. (j.lohn M Hook. Mr. and Mrs. Truman ' II Hook. Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Lambert. ' ; son and daughter; Bernice and -Me- 1 Donald, of Westminster; Misses Mary i,and Pauline Hook, Reda Gibson*, of I | Westminster, and - Eva Davis,. Emma j Beehler. Ruth Todd and Margaret Rill ' of Baltimore; Messrs. Clarence Beeh-1 j ler, Albert Hollowav, Robert Downs, 1 Master Sterling Hook and Frank ' Simmer. The hour for departure came too soon, when all left for their homes. ' which were far and near,-after thank- ' ing Mr. and Mrs. John M. Hook for their kindness and hospitality, show i ing and expressing themselves as hav- J ing snent. a most wonderful day, and wishing to meet soon again. — ♦ —1 BASKET BALL !~ • ; WESTMINSTER HIGH SCHOOL OF- J FEATS- ELLICOTT (ITT HIGH. 1— • Tuesday evening, before a large crowd. Westminster ‘ High, trounced Ellicott City High in the Armory by I the score of 50 to 23. This is the high est score the local team has run up i in a single game, and being only the second game of the season, West minster has hopes for the team mak ing a great- showing during the pres- g ent season. , Hahn. Ditman and Weigle played 1 on the team part of last year, and V each showed up in good form. Essich " and Corbin, the new guards, showed ;" up well and will no doubt play in !t] most of the games, while Flatcr and t( Bollinger will he in the run to get 0 into some of the games. Hahn at e i Centre and Ditman at Forward, scored eleven field goals netting for- P ty four points for the team. , P Last Friday evening the first game was v 1 played at Hanover against that high school team. The boys made a good j ° showing hut lost by the score of 27 p to 22. Yesterday the team played Mt. a Saint Mary’s Preparatory, at Emmits- j ri burg, and lost by the score of 31 to 19. Next Wednesday evening a good j - game mav be expected when Franklin I high school plays schedule of twelve games has been" arranged. The; remaining fames are; * i ei Dec. 21st. Franklin High. School at fi Armory. tl - 3rd. Gettysburg High at Get-'jM tysburg. Jan. 10th. Gettysburg High at Ar- b mory. w Jan. 13th. Blue Ridge (Second) at ai New- Windsor. ' oi Jan. "20th. Hanover High at Armory p Jan. 24th. 'Ellicott City High at El- r< licott City. , j c Feb. 2nd. Blue kidge (Second) at ‘ , Armory. , ' (h Feb. 9th. Hampstead High at Ar-M morv. Feb. 24rd. Hampstead High at 10l Hampstead. e] TOM SLAUGHTER KILLED v CAPTURES PfliSON AND LOCKS WARDEN’S FAMILY IN DEATH CELL-OPENS GATES AND OFFERS FREEDOM TO CON , VICTS —WAS SHOT BY J. C. HOWARD,' ii ■*j CONVICT, WHO LET TO LIBERTY. S 1 ' t Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 9.—Tom Slaughter, man killer and bank rob ( her, wanted in Oklahoma. Texas, Mis souri, Kentucky and Pennsylvania, J j who, last night took charge of the penitentiary here, locked the warden, 1 4 his family and guards in cells, opened the gates anil doors of the prison, of j f ered freedom to all prisoners, and , after ruling the place five hours es caped in an automobile at 2.30 o'clock ; this morning, was shot and killed by I . J. C. Howard, forger, one of the six ’ convicts the notorious bandits led to ! liberty. Howard and three other con [ victs surrendered tc a posse. Slaughter, under sentence of death I foi thp killing of a trusty guar 1 at I , the State Prison Farm at Tucker, Ark., where he was serving a life sen-, tence for the killing of Deputy Sher iff Row Brown of Hot Springs more than a year ago. Six negroes under death septence in connection with the race riots ai Elaine. Ark., in 1919 refused the op portunity to escape and remainj?d in : their cells. • I Slaughter held up the guard, took j their pistols and forced them ahead jof him to the stockade, where He overpowered the on e guard on duty. Slaughter then opened the cells and , offered all the prisoners liberty. Only ' six took advantage of the offer and | i the other two of the guards were | locked uo. He took one guard to the office of the penitentiary, of which he took turning the guards on duly to tjig men who electwl to escape with. ; j him. Next he went to the hospital and i forced a nurse to precede him to the li apartments just outside the walls oc- j ; cupied hv Warden E. H. Dempsey and his family. The nurse awakened them and Slaughter forced them to accom- j I pany him to the death cell, where ! they were locked up. He told them he 1 would not harm them and later, ; showing a peculiar trait of character , ] brought them a not of coffee with - J ci’ea-m. sugar and cups. i Slaughter took an automobile be-' longing to slrs. Dempsey aud stripped j the tires from a Ford roadster be- | longing to Edward Dempsey, son of j j the warden. Slaughter was 26 years old. His ca- l F rer of criffte, as given to an Associ ated Press correspondent at the time i * of his first incarceration in the peni t tentiarv here, started when he )yas ) 14 years old. WF was reared in ! Southern Arkansas, he said,, and ; ] when 14 was convicted of grand lar- j ceny and sentenced to the Arkansas 1 1 Reform Schbol, and then drifted to Oklahoma. Since he has participated jj. in numerous bank robberies in Ar- . kansas. Oklahoma. Texas, ancF elsewhere. He escaped twice j from the Texas Penitentiary and his I term, in Texas was unexpired when he killed Deputy Sheriff Brown in a Hot Springs a little over a year ago. Slaughter denied a killing credited j, to him in Pennsylvania, but admitted that he had taken part in many rob- r beries. The desperado, who has been con- n side red the most dangerous iu the Arkansas penal institution, maxle an s g unsuccessful attempt to escape from l the prison farm at Tucker when he 1 a killed a trusty guard. Slaughter frequently -boasted . he j would not go to the electric chair. j IN ATTENTION CHRISTMAS GREEN ~, HINTERS Let those who would hie themselves j to woods, fields, and roadsides, to gather Christmas Greens, he reminded ' that there is a State law, enacted in I 1918, which makes it a misdemeanor for anvone to cut, or in any way in- j w iure any tree or shrubbery, without the ol written consent, or personal direc- m tion of the owner. A fine of to $25 nr imprisonment of ffom 30' to FlO days is the penalty. This law was “nacted to protect private al from depredation. The damage in M past years has been enormous, es- i peciallv in the vicinity of towns and tli rtllages. i Sl Active cooperation from property oi owners. with the State and CoKnty police forces, is needed to stop the ihuses this law is designed ; n rect. I* - ‘ a i in X Mill AID SOCIETY ™ The Ladies’ Aid Society of Ebenez- ( i £ Jr Methqilist Episcopal, Church, Win- „ ield, met Thursday, Decetnber Ist, at IV he home of Mrs. Charles Flemming. 1 iVinfield, with a large attendance. w The meeting was called to order i >y the president, Mrs. L. V. Zile, and , w vas opened w-ith scripture reading I>f ind praver. After the regular routine )f business was transacted, a good S “ program of singing and reading was I CJ •endered. Refreshments of cake and ce cream were served. The next me'eting will be held Thurs- ut lay, January 5, at the residence ofiQl drs. C. V. Conaway, of Defiance. en A large attendance is requested as el >fflcers for, the ensuing year will be D Reeled. be 1. I WESTERN MARYLAND ANNOUNCES! SCHEDULE 5 SOUTHERN TRIP TO FEATURE— * EiVE WILL HAVE STRENUOUS JAUNT THROUGH THE LAND OF \ COTTON ,1 i r _ln putting a basketball team on the jHour this season, after an absence of several years, Western Maryland Col- ! lege has made up one of the hardest schedules it ever attempted in this f sport and hopes to make a real fight for honors in the collegiate field. Nineteen games have been schedul-1 ; ed by Manager Meyls and three more \ contests are pending, those with Gal laudet, Randolph-Macon and Mary land State Normal School. There will be 1U games in Westminster and the ! remainder on foreign floors. The team will get in action on Jan uary 7 against Gettysburg College at ; Gettysburg and the following week a 1 State college will be met when the St. ! John’s cagemen are encountered at Annapolis. The big feature of the ' basketball season will be the South ern crio which the team will take, be ginning January 16 with Gallaudet at; 1 Washington. The itinerary included on successive days Randolph-Macon, Ro- 1 anoke, Virginia Polyf Lynchburg and Richmond. Even though the season does not start until the first of the year, Coach : Keller has about 25 candidates out I egch atternoon for practice in the 1 gymnasius and by the first game in ( 'January the team will be in excellent shape. It is possible that a barnstorm- ( | ing trip may be taken during the holi- i days, which will keep the men in con- < i dition for the strenuous schedule I ahead. If such a trip is attempted. ! however, the games will be entirely ( independent. The greater part of the t material at hand is green, but a few , have had experience and Coach Keller j is hopeful of whipping a well-balafjc- t ed team from the men who are prac- i ticing daily. The schedule for the 1‘22 a (season is as follows: s January 7 —Gettysburg College, at (Gettysburg. I January 13—St. John’s College, at. ( Annapolis. hj January 14—Albright College, at \ Westminster. i January 16—Gallaudetr College, atj E Washington (pending). L Januarv 17—Randolph-Macon Col- e lege, Ashland (pending). n January 18 —Roanoke College,- at Salem. v January 19—Virginia Polytechnic institute, at Blacksburg. t January 20—Lynchbttrg College, at s Lynchburg. v , January- 21—Richmond University, t | at Richmond. n January 27—Blue Ridge College, at t] Neyv Windsor. January- 28—St. Francis’ College, at v Westminster. February 3—Virginia Polytechnic ( ( . Institute, at Westminster. February 4—Loyola College, at Bal-(j, timore. j a February 7 —Mount St. Mary’s, at, ‘ Emmitsburg. jj February 11—St. John’s College, at n Westminster. ; February 16—Blue Ridge College, at -p Westminster. i j February ' IS—Gettysburg College q at Westminster. jj 1; February 23—Davis and Elkins Col- j w lege, at -Westminster. y [ w February 25—Pennsylvania Military q College, at Chester. I (1 March 4—Loyola College, at West- | minster. j March 9—Maryland State Normal School, at Westminster (pending). : ., March 11—Mount St. Mary’s College at Westminster. * t j. hi FIRE DESTROYS SUMMER HOUSE JJ, JiX PH REE PORKERS WEIGHING 1150 Ui hi POUNDS AND CARPENTER TOOLS fr WERE CONSUMED BY BLAZE j or About. 11 o’clock Tuesday night, fire th vas discovered in the summer house I hi >f Wesley King, Pennsylvania ave me. which yvas destroyed yvith con- | m ents. th The fire yvas seen by Charles Dut- su erer. a neighbor, who sent in the pr Jarm and then notified, by telephone, th Jr. King that his summer house yvas th i fire. Whenrthe fire cpmjfany arrived he building and contents was con- H aimed hv the blaze. The house was mly 15 feet from the fire but did not . satclv ha three porkers weigh-j n- 1150 pounds Mr. King had stored 10 >yvay carpenter tools valued at $l5O as n the building/ . The origin of .the fire is undeter- uined. Mr. King said “that he had arried his hogs in the building about ark and made other preparations | or an early start next morning to tvi inish cutting then! up for use. and he fire in the health was put out ov k’ith water.” 1 ' . ; Neighbors say that an explosion -as heard that shook, their windows j efore the fire was noticed. * j The loss is partly covered by in urgnce in the James E. Smith agfen- D€ y. > - : Mt / I ! Miss Marie Louise DeVries, the deb- tys tante daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. diver DeVries, is having a number of B1 ntertajnments planned for her, *in luding a dance tonight and one on lie leceraber 28 and a dansant on Decern-! j er . . Hs YOL. 58. —NO. 2(> THREE CRIMINALS FI6HI j, WAY FROM PRISON “TWO-GUN TOMMY” O’CONNOR, DOOMEI TO HANG YESTERDAY —BEAT OOWI GU/RDS, SCALE HIGH WALL AM ESCAPE IN-TWO STOLEN AUTO. 1 (' Chicago, Dec. 11—Tommy OCon nor, ’ “Tyvo Gunman,” sentenced to’ b< hanged Thursday for murder, an< two other notorious criminals, to day escaped from the county jail fighting their way past half a dozer guards, most of whom were beaten iu to unconsciousness by the despera does in their dash tor liberty. Starting in the fourth floor “bul i rA,” yvhere the prisoners yvere exer : cising at 11 o’clock this morning. th. break for freedom led down five floors ! through the basement, into the jar yard, and over a 12-foot wall to a street, yvhere an automobile was con fiscated. The driver, a pistol pokec into his face, was told to “Drive likt i hell.” A few minutes later the maeffint crashed into a' telephone pole, but tht bandits continued their ,flight. O’Con nor commandeered another car and when last seen the murderer, who has been characterized hy the police as Chicago’s most desperate gunman, was headed toward the South Side un derworld, armed for battle. Two oth er prisoners who attempted to es cape with the trio were captured in the jail grounds. The escape, carried out in broad daylight, was the most sensational in this part of the country in many yedra. and apparently yvas carefully planned. It was successful despite the race mat several jailers refused to heed the threat of O’Connor’s pistol and risked their lives in trying to ob struct his dash for liberty. The tyvo men yvho escaped yvith O Connor were Edyvard Darrow, charged yvith a $60,000 robbery, and James La Porte, alleged to have been implicated in a $30,000 robbpry. O’Connor had been in trouble with the police on many occasions, but his ap parent immunity from conviction earned him the title of “Luckv Tom my.” Last soring half a dozen detectives went to O’Connor’s house to question him about a crime. While they were there Policeman Patrick O’Neill was Shot to death and O’Connor, later con victed of the murder, escaped despite the presence of half a dozen officers, most of whom yvere suspended for their apparent negligence. After several yveeks. Tommy’s pro verbial luck failed, for he yvas 'Cap tured in St. Paul, brought balk here, convicted and sentenced to hang. Seventy-five prisoners were exercis ing in the “bull pen” when O’Connor ind his nals made their break. David Strauss yvas the only guard in the room at the time. One of the men. according to Strauss, suddenly whispered something to O’Connor. Fhe five prisoners in the jail break simultaneously jumped on Strauss, TConnor drawing a revolver which lad been smuggled to him. A sack vas placed over Strauss’ head and he ■vas beaten into unconsciousness. TConnor repeatedly brought doyvn the mtt of the pistol on the guard’s head. Hearing the commotion, two other guards, rushed into the “bull pen.’* TConnor ordered them to throw unj heir hands, -but they refused and iprang forward. Apparently afraid hat the sound of shooting would >ring so many guards that escape vould be impossible. O’Connor did not ire. The guards yvere beaten into ua onsciousness. One of the guards had the keys to he jail, and these were taken from dm. The five men dashed for the reight elevator,, but ran into an as istent iailer. Pointing the revolver at im. O’Connor shouted: “Stand back, r I’ll hloyv you to hell!” The jailer sprang at O’Connor, but lie criminal felled him and continued is flight. Down to the basement, past two lore guards, the convicts fled, and lien started to scale the Ifi-foot wall urrounding the jail. Here two of the risoners triped and were captured at iie foot of the wall, but O’Connor and iie other two got over safely. I.yjl. S. BASKET 1 BALL SCHEDULE The folloyving basket ball schedule as been arranged by the Westmins sr High School for 1921-1922. At ome with contests, in the Armory, are s folloyvs.: Tuesday evening, December 13th illicott City High. Wednesday evening, December 21st. ranklin High. , * Tuesday evening, January 10th, Get -shurg High. Friday evening, JanuaTv 20th. Han* ver High. Friday evening, February 2nd, Blue idge (Second). 1 -A** l Friday evening, .February 9th, tampstead High. Away from home. Friday evening, ecember 9th, Hanover High. Thursday afternoon. December 15th, It. St. Mary’s Preparatory. Tuesday- evening, January 3rd. Get ’s burg High. Tuesday evening, January 13th, lue Ridge Preparatory. Tuesday evening, January 24th. El cott City. Friday evening, February 23tb. High. -