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'THE NEWS TOWSON, Md. Saturday, September 25,1909. UNION NEWS PUBLISHING CO., Inc.. Proprietor. $ t .OO per annum—in advance, Pottage pre paid, Jfo Kubscriptlon taken for leet than eix month*. ”C. *P. PH ON E—TO WBO K 211_t LOCAL ITEMS’ SAL*:h advertised i> “TH* union/ Tuesday, September 28. by John H. Rlchardsoo. attorney, on the White Marsh farm. Eleventh district, about 10 miles from Baltimore, horses, cows, farm implements, corn, toma- Tuesday, September 28, by Wm. M. Bisteau. Auctioneer, on the premises, in Towson, real estate on W. Pennsylvania avenue. Wednesday, September 29, by R. H. Bussey and John S. Uiddison. trustees, on the premises, real estate at Fullerton, Belair road. Monday. October 4, by Elmer R. Haile, trustee, at the Court House door, desirable truck farm of 40 acres, near Perry Hall. 11th dis trict. Tuesday. October 5, by C. Ross Mace, attorney, on the premises, leasehold property, known as 910 Uouldin street, Highlandtown. Wednesday, October 6, by T. Scott Offutt, Philip H. Close and James J. Archer, trustees, at the Court House door, real estate near Blue Mount, Northern Central Railroad. —► Better have patches on your pants than a lot of unpaid bills and threatening creditors. —* An authority says the farmer who sets a good, straight fence also sets a good example. —* Even the most learned never realize how little they know until a small boy begins to ask questions. —► This is Autumn. To be accurate it com menced at 44 minutes past 11 on Thursday morning, September 23. —►Chestnuts are ripening, but the crop is not large. Perhaps the drought affected them as it did nearly everything else. —fr Mrs. Rachel Ann McComas, widow of Gabriel A. McComas, died at her home at Up per Cross Roads, on Saturday last. —► Tuesday, October 12, will be Columbus Day and the Governor will issue bis proclama tion designating it a legal holiday. —The politicians will be out in force at the Mt. Carmel picnic today and they’ll havea fine opportunity to get close to the tillers of the soil. —► Mr. William Parks of Texas sold a calf, three weeks old, weighing 175 pounds, for 113—surely a good interest on the value of the cow. —► Nelson T Seymour has been appointed rural carrier at Raspeburg, Baltimore county, vice Harry G. Selling, with Warren M. Sey mour, substitute. —*Many farmers have been busy seeding this week, while others have not yet finished plowing. They say the ground is in fine con dition for the work. —►The Junior Qunpower Agricultural Club will meet Saturday, October 2, at Mr. George E. Shelley’s, My Lady’s Manor, instead of at the home of Mr. Laban Sparks. • —►The great Hagerstown fair begins ibis year on Tuesday, October 12 It always at tracts many Baltfmore county people and they never fail to have a good time. —► And now for tne football season. Many teams are getting ready for active work and Towson will bein thegame with an eleven that will be able to render a good account. —► The annual oyster supper and bazar of Hiss Methodist Episcopal Ohurcb, Parkville, will be held at tne church, October 5 and 6 A general invitation is extended. —► A Baltimore inventor, a tinsmith by trade, has patented a stoking device for which a company has offered him #200,000. The stoker is intended to turn coal into coke. —► Rally Day exercises will be held next Suuday afternoon at Epworth Methodist Epis copal Sunday school, Cockeysville. Parents are requested to accompany their children. —Tbe scamps who robbed the poultry house of Mr. Wm. P. Bird, in the Fourth dis trict, have been caught and he promises to prosecute them to the full extent of the law. —► A few days ago Mr. George W. Howard of Hereford, Seventh district, killed a rattle snake on bis place. It bad 4 rattles and a but ton. These snakes are rare in Baltimore county. —♦The Sunday school of Epworth Metho dist Episcopal Church, Cockeysville, Mr. Harry L. Capies, superintendent, held its annual pic nic in the grove at the church last Sunday afternoon. —* A sultry day Thursday wound up with a mild storm of thunder and lightning. And this reminds us that there were fewer of such storms here the past summer than we ever knew before. —The Postoffice Department is about to issue a 12-cent stamp to conform with the re cent increase in the price of registration from 8 to 10 cents. One of these new stamps will pay for postage and registration. —►The Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad Company has placed signal bells at the station at Fallston to warn people of the approach of trains. The crossing at that place has always been regarded as a dangerous one. —Mr. George Stans bury has sold 60 acres of land on Bear Creek, Patapsco Neck, to Mr. William G. Lynch for #2OO per acre, and the new owner will improve the property with farm buildings to cost about #3,000. —The equinoctial storm failed to appear here on time this week, but in the South it wrought great havoc, especially in Louisiana and Mississippi, where many fives were lost aud much valuable property destroyed. —♦The Mount Carmel farmers’ picnic will take place today—Saturday, September 25 and if the weather is favorable it will attract an immense crowd. It will commence at 10 A. M. and continue throughout the day. —♦The pressure of advertising matter on the columns of The Union News has made the issuing of a two-page supplement necessary for the past three weeks, and it is likely these will have to be continued for some time. —By reference to a notice in the adver tising columns of The Union News today it will be seen that a new millinery store is about to be opened in Towson in the Cooper Build ing, York road and Pennsylvania avenue. —► Mr. Arthur Clayton, near Fork, Eleventh district, lost a valuable young horse this week. One night the horses got out of the stable and in racing this one ran into a double-row worker and was so severely injured that it died. —*Un Sunday morning last Multiply Coun cil, No. 4, Jr. 0. U. A. M., of Cockeysville, went on a strawride to Grace Methodist Protes tant Church, Chestnut Ridge, and heard a spe cial sermon by the pastor, Rev. H. F. Wright. —► A big army of bright young Americans resumed their school duties in Baltimore coun ty last Monday morning. They should make good use of their opportunities, bearing in mind the fact that there is no time like the present. Charles H. Holton of Baltimore has se cured a patent on a mailbox with the front, rear and side walls so arranged that one of them is mounted pivotally and having a yield ing connection with a pivotally mounted bottom. —♦The naturalization mill has again been set in motion in the Court House at Towson and four foreigners were transformed into American citizens a few days ago. Three of the men were Germans and the fourth a Hungarian. —♦The annual dahlia show and harvest home festival at Vincent’s, Cowenton Station, B. AO. R. R., will beheld four days next week, beginning on Tuesday, 28. This is a novel en tertainment, there being nothing else like it in this country. —Some ripe strawberries of fine size and flavor have been picked in Mr. Charles E. Fendall’s fields at Towson within the past ten days. Mr. Fendall is now shipping large quantities of plants, the “Fendall” still lead ing in the demand. —♦The ladies of Parkton Methodist Episco pal Church will hold a “mystery auction" in the lecture room of the church, on Saturday, October 2, commencing at 3.30 P. M. There , will be plenty of good things for sale and a strawride will be a feature. —Registration will begin in this county on Tuesday, September 28. If your name is not already on the books you should see that it is placed there then or on the following Tues day—October 5. These will be the only op portunities to register this year. —♦A Baltimore man advertised in The Union News last week fora farm to cost about #5,000 and seven answers were received by Wednesday noon. That shows how carefully the advertising columns of this paper are read. They rarely fail to bring results. —♦ A colored man named James Gilbert was buried in a sand bank on the property of the Bowen Real Estate Company in Towson on Tuesday. His fellow-workmen quickly dug him out and he was, apparently, none the worse for the disagreeable experience. —♦Prospect Park Fair, held last week, was a marked success and President Henry A. Brehm and his fellow-officers were highly elated at results. This fair is no longer an ex periment. It is here to stay and has become one of Baltimore county’s institutions. —►Hunt’s Methodist Episcopal Church at Sherwood, N. C. R. R , an interesting sketch of which appeared in this paper last week, will celebrate' itsl3Gth anniversary on Sunday next, September 26. It will be an all-day affair and will no doubt attract a large gathering. —►Governor Crothers and Chairman Tuck er of the State Roads Commission, on Thurs day made an inspection of the Harford road, between the city limits and Taylor avenue. Work on improving this section will be begun next week. D. V. Ault has the contract. *Mr. Morris Dapprich, superintendent of Loch Raven, says the Gunpowder falls has been lower the past summer than it has been in a period of tbirty-six years. Much of the bed of the lake has been exposed for several months and only copious rains will fill it up. ► Mr. John P. Clayton, who was connected with the Baltimore Custom House forty-eight years, latterly as assistant cashier, died at his home in the city on Monday, agi 69 years. He was a native of Cecil county and a brother of Mr. Theodore Clayton, formerly of Loch Raven. —►The steam sawmill plant of Mr. George E. Billik of Towson, stationed in the woods of Mr. Otbo E. Ridgely. near Lutherville, was partially destroyed by fire last Saturday night, causing a loss of about #2OO. The Towson En gine Company saved the plant from entire de struction. —a Several burglaries have lately been com- | milted at Mount Washington and it is said the : jobs were done by professional cracksmen. All the losses were small. No arrests have been made. Captain Noah Walker’s trained blood hound was put on the trail of the men bnt did not find them. —♦Now, wbatdo you think of that? They are actually going to try “Willie” Downs again - next week. And that reminds us that “Willie” said as soon as he got out of jail he’d tell all about where the sixty-seven thousand went. He’s been out several months but he hasn’t said a word yet. —♦Mr. Ira D. Lang, chairman of the com mittee in charge of the recent block carnival of St. Philip’s Protestant Episcopal Church, Higblaodtown, desires to thank the public, through the columns of The Union News, for their hearty response and help in making the carnival a success. ; —► Rev. James E. Elliott, a student at Cra zier (Pa.) Seminary, has accented a call to Govanstown Baptist Church and preached his first sermon as pastor last Sunday morning. Mr. Elliott has been supplying Govanstown Church during the summer. He will com plete bis course at Crazier this year. —* The beautiful new Eutaw Methodist Protestant Church, on Mayfield avenue, just east of the Harford road, will have its first re ligious service next Sunday afternoon in the basement of the edifice, conducted by the pas tor, Rev. W. L. Judefind. The final service in the old church was held last Sunday. —►Rev. Frederick Heightman was formally installed as pastor of the new Grace Evangeli cal Church at Powellnaron, Belair road, last Sunday. Several ministers took part in the services and there was special music by the choir. The Ladies’ Aid Society presented the pastor with a beautiful bouquet of roses. —►That was a poor exhibition of baseball at Oriole Park last Saturday afternoon between the Interclub All-Star team and the Suburbans, and the large number of persons who went to the park expecting to see two hot games were disappointed. The All-Stars got away with both and it appeared to be a dead easy job for them. —► A number of subscribers to The Union News at Govanstown and Waverly have been making complaints to this office because they do not receive their papers regularly. In jus tice to the publishers we must repeat that the fault is not with them. The postal authorities are to blame, but we cannot locate the cause of the trouble. —►Rural mail carriers have been instructed to encourage as far as possible the use among farmers of the,stamp book. These books con tain twelve two-cent stamps and they sell for 25 cents each, remain intact to an indefinite time, and their use would save the carriers much annoyance in making change when a farmer wishes to buy a stamp. —fcThe factory at Franklinville, Eleventh district, that was sold several years ago by Hon. A. A. Blakeney to the Cotton Duck Trust and that had since been idle, is now re suming operations and some forty looms are at work. It has capacity for 200 looms. All the machinery is new and of the latest inventions for manufacturing a fine article of duck. —► The season of "the sere and yellow leaf” is now at hand and the beautiful green foliage of the trees will soon begin to change to the more sombre shades. The idea prevails with some that the frost is responsible for these changes, but this is a mistake. The leaves would change color just the same if there was no frost, the receding sap doing the work. —►The Sunday school of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, Arlington avenue, east of the York road, will hold its annual rally next Sunday afternoon com mencing at 3.30 o'clock. There will be ad dresses by the rector, Rev. C. E. Harding, Mr. Edward Higgins, Mr. Harry W. Holmes and others, and a special musical programme is being arranged. —*Mr. M. H. Velie, who lost a daughter from typhoid fever early this summer and who shortly thereafter moved from Towson to bis former home in New York, has suffered further bereavement. His wife died last Sat urday and was buried on Monday, and another daughter, a twin sister of the one who died at Towson, is also said to be ill, the malady in each case being typhoid fever. —♦The second annual amateur registered target shooting tournament will be held at Cockeysville on Monday next, September 27, if fair, if not the next fair day, commencing at 11 A. M. The programme will include eight events at 15 and four at 20 targets. The tour nament has been arranged by Mr. Grason H. Gent, president of the Maryland and District of Columbia Field Trials Association. —♦ A bazar and afternoon tea, also games and other entertainments for children, will be held on Friday, October 8, from 2 to 7 P. M., on the lawn of Mr. John M. Nelson, Sher wood, N. C. Railway, for the benefit of the building being erected at that place for the Sunday sebooistarted recently under the aus pices of Trinity Church, Towson. Trains north and south will be met by conveyances at Sherwood Station during the afternoon. —Mr. Daniel W. Myers, a Fourth-district farmer who is a member of the present petit jury, witnessed an unusual sight last Sunday. It was nothing less than many hundred of chicken hawks sailing serenely over his sec tion of the county from east to west. He fired into them but without bringing any of them down. Mr. Myers said he did not think there were so many hawks in the entire country. The birds circled around like buzzards and ap peared in no hurry todepart, even after be had fired at them. Plkesvllle Improvement Association- Prizes Awarded.—At a meeting of the Pikes ville Improvement Association held on Friday night of last week, addresses were made by Mr. Francis K. Carey and Dr. Henry P. Hynson. Mr. Carey urged that the sidewalks should be improved ana better water service secured. Dr. Hynson spoke on the increased activity and enthusiasm of the county associations, of which there are 20. He advocated a bonded debt of #1,000,000 for the improvement of the county roads. Two prizes of #25 each, offered by the Mc- Henry Estate Company and Robert 8. Skutch, were awarded—one for the best-kept dwelling place and grounds to Mrs. Bupps, and one for the beat-kept place of business to M. W. Lowry. Two second prizes of #lO each, offered by the association, were awarded to Mr. Clarence Crusey for the second best-kept dwelling and to the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company for the second best-kept place of business. The following were elected officers for the ensuing year: President, Randolph Barton, Jr.; vice-president, W. E. Loving ; secretary, T. J. Foley; treasurer, Charles K. Hann • ex ecutive committee, Rev. M. J. Riordan, John McHenry, O. C. Zell, Wm. H. Mathai, Arthur Cbenowith, Robert Corbett, Maurice Skinner, Philip Watts, Rev. E. T. Lawrence and Wm. B. Howard. Ford’s Opera House.—One of the most attractive and entertaining of musical comedy plays of recent production-“ The Three Twins,” which last season kept New York laughing daring its run of eight months on Broadway, will have its initial presentation in Baltimore next week with the original company and pro duction. The company of singers and comedy favorites is headed by Clifford Crawford, as one of the twins, whose funmaking is not clowning or buffoonery, and vivacious Bessie McCoy, with her magnetism of manner and voice, and many taking songs including the celebrated “Yama, Yama,” finale. “The Three Twins” is interesting. An amusing plot is cleverly carried out, ana the play has char acterization by an excellent company. A chorus of pretty girls, charming in their song and dance work and daintily arrayed in num berless changes of handsome costumes, add much to the performance. There will be matinees Wednesday and Saturday. For the week of October 4 theattraction will be “Follies 0f1909.” Want Better Fire Protection.—Wednes day a large delegation of representative citizens of Arlington, Third district, came before the County Commissioners to try to impress upon them the necessity of a better and more exten sive plan for fire protection at that place. Mr. Patrick Flanigan, the “mayor” of Arlington, acted as chairman of the delegation. He said : “Arlington is rapidly building up and has now assumed the proportions of a city. To afford its citizens fire protection it is absolutely necessary that additional equipment be in stalled, so that there can be no repetition of the recent fire which destroyed many thousand dollars’ worth of property.” The Commissioners said that on Friday they would visit Arlington and confer with the delegation further about the additional fire equipment. The delegation also requested that the present fire-fighting apparatus be equipped with 2,000 feet of hose. Attacked on the Road by Supposed Rabid Dow.—While walking on the Harford road, near Carney, last Saturday Andrew Maize was attacked by a strange dog and severely bitten. He noticed the peculiar actions of the , dog and slatted to hasten past, when it leaped upon him and bit him on the face just above the eye, on the bands, on the arms and once r on the leg. After a desperate struggle Mr. Maize forced himself free from the dog and hurried to the office of Dr. H. T. Harrison, j who cauterized the wounds, after which Mr. Maize went to the Pasteur Institute in Balti more. As soon as Mr. Henry Wildberger of Carney heard of it he got into bis carriage and gave pursuit. After a long chase he shot the ' dog. Before it was killed, however, it bit ’ several dogs which came in its path. The dog was a brown spotted hound. t • i Mill Temporarily Closed.—The mill of the i Oakland Manufacturing Company, located in 3 Freedom district, Carroll county, according to 1 one of the officials of that concern, has closed down temporarily for repairs. Only a short 1 time ago the emyloyes of this mill went out t on a strike and caused no little embarrassment, s It was stated on Wednesday by Mr. Herbert . Hooper, however, that the strike had nothing r to do with the present suspension of operations l at Oakland, explaining that the plant will be reopened as soon as new floors can be laid. Jacksonville and Sunnybrook, Tenth District.—The public schools of this neigh borhood reopened last Monday with a good attendance. It is hoped the pupils will apply themselves studiously and thus encourage their faithful teachers to redouble their efforts in behalf of their advancement. Automobiles are frequently seen on our pub : lie roads and people seen in them appear to ! greatly enjoy their jaunts through our beau tiful country. Most horses are getting used to these machines, but some still frighten badly at them and it is doubtful if they ever get over their apparent terror. They even scare at machines standing perfectly still. The pleasant weather of the past two weeks has been of great help to farmers in getting through their fall work. Complaints are still heard about the scarcity of farm help and this is difficult to account for. What*itas become of all the people who formerly did the farm work? is a question frequently asked now. Dr. Free and his wife of Btewartstown, Pa., spent last Saturday and Sunday with Mrs. Agnes S. Emory and her sou, Dr. Thomas H. Emory of Manor Glen. A fine horse owned by Dr. Free won a race last Saturday at the fall meeting of the Manor Glen Racing As sociation. Miss Mary Smith has returned to her home, near Sunnybrook, and resumed her studies in the Towson High School. Mrs. Thomas L. Owens is ill at her home near Bunnybrook. Mr. Roscoe C. Curtis, who had been visiting bis sister, Mrs. C. Howard Marshall, near Sweet Air, has returned to his home at Overlea. Miss Hazel Carroll, who bad been enjoying a visit to the mountains, has returned to her home at Jacksonville. Mrs. Henry Amrein, who had been ill some days at her home, near Sweet Air, has re covered. Mr. Nicholas Kelley, who has been confined to his home near Sunnybrook for some weeks, is frequently cheered by visits from friends, who help to relieve the monotony of the situ ation. The pastor, Rev. O. E. Swinehart, will preach at St John’s English Lutheran Church, near Sweet Air, on Sunday, September 26. at 3 P. M. The Young People’s Christian Endeavor meetings at Chestnut Grove Church are being well attended, showing that much interest is manifested in this branch of the church work. The meeting last Sunday night was led by Miss Eva Nau. M. Harrleonvllle, Second District.—The con dition of Mr. George W. Stanfield, a well known retired farmer of Harrisonville, who sustained a slight paralytic stroke Sunday of last week, is much improved under the care of Dr. William E. Martin. Mr. Stanfield has been an invalid for the last five years. 'fMr. William Sullivan of Rockdale, who Buf fered serious injury by being kicked by a colt ten days ago, is improving rapidly. To be struck on the “funny” or “crazy” bone is unpleasant; to be kicked by a mule whose feelings have been outraged is far from agreeable, but if your readers care to know how a man feels who has experienced the jux taposition of the heels of tne animal of the outraged feelings and the “funny” bone, we must refer them to Mr. William Bailey of Holbrook. While he was leading hiß mule ship to watqr last Mopday the animal decided to lie down and roll, and on being expostulated with kicked Mr. Bailey on the elbow, striking squarely on the “funny” bone. Dr. William I. Buppert rendered necessary attention. The ladies of Mount Olive Methodist Epis copal Church are preparing to hold a bazar and oyster supper for the benefit of the church next Wednesday and Thursday. Run dallstown Hall will be the scene of the festivi ties. Mrs. B. John Black is chairman of the committee in charge of the affair. Miss Georgia Choate entertained 25 guests on Tuesday evening in honor of Misses Ruth Landis of Waynesboro, Pa., and Sarah Wilson of Baltimore, who are her guests for ten days. Mrs. Ernest Black of Baltimore is the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Herrera. The public schools of this district opened on Monday with very fair attendance. The congregation of St. Luke’s Protestant Episcopal Church is arranging for the usual celebration of St. Luke’s Day, when it is their delightful custom to hold all-day service and entertain visitors with a picnic luncheon. While on his way home from visiting a pa tient a few days ago, Dr. M. A. Y. Smith of Harrisonville met with a slight accident. His horse frightened at an engine near Ward’s Methodist Episoopal Chapel and dashed down the 'pike. Dr. Smith soon had the animal under control, bnt not before a shaft had been broken. Dr. Smith was uninjured. Govana.—Our fire company had a strenu ous time of it last Sunday morning when they were called about 2 o’clock to extinguish a fire at York road and Rossiter avenue, and again at 4 o’clock to fight a very stubborn fire which defeated their efforts and reduced the house and stable of Mr. William Tegeler to ashes. The first blaze occurred in a vacant building formerly known as Cold Spring Hotel, which, for some years past, has been used as a private dwelling. Thefire was discovered by Mr. James Mace, who occupies the next-door dwelling and who gave the alarm. The box at Willow avenue and York road was out of order and a message was telephoned to the engine bouse. In a short time the Govans firemen were on the scene, followed by the Roland Park Com pany. The Govans volunteers also responded. Streams from two lines of hose were quickly playing on the flames, giving an exhibition of the efficiency of the water service recently in stalled. For two hours the firemen fought the flames, which were finally gotten under con trol. Under the old method of fire fighting, “Andarocb,” as the old building was called, would now be a pile of ashes. There is suffi cient standing to testify that the residents need no longer fear being burned alive if they are within the zone protected by the plugs and hose. No plugs are near enough to the home of Mr. Tegeler to be of service, and a different story must be told. The fire started in the stable and spread to the dwelling, both being destroyed, together with nearly all their con tents. The loss will amount to several thousand dollars. The origin of the fire is unknown, and Mr. Tegeler has requested the authorities to make an investigation. He ex pects to rebuild, but the old house at Rossiter avenue will probably be torn down to make room for a more modern dwelling. About 18 of the residents along the York road, between Notre Dame and Wood bourne avenues, have raised a fund with which to treat that portion of the thoroughfare with a coat of oil. Mr. James Young made the ex periment in front of his residence this sum mer and the result was so satisfactory that re lief from the great clouds of dust is sought by others. Glenarm, Eleventh District.—Bethany Lodge, No. 22, I. O. O. F.. will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its institution on Sunday, September 26, by attending Waugh Methodist Episcopal Church in a body, when a special sermon will be preached by the pastor, Rev. F. A. Killmon, a member of the lodge. The lodge has bad a prosperous existence up to the E resent time. It has had but six deaths, but as paid in relief to its needy members a very large sum, and is financially able to take care of the rest of the members should the oppor tunity present. A number of young men of good character have been added to the mem bership this year, and more expect to join in the near future. On October 27 Washington Lodge, No. 1, the mother lodge of the order, will pay a fraternal visit and present us with an emblem of the order. They will come by special train over the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad, about 100 strong. The visitors will be met by the members of Bethany and escorted to the lodge-room, where a public meeting will be held, and everyone will be welcome to share with us the social evening. John F. Mumma, Secretary. Arcadia, 4th District.—Rev. Andrew J. Wood of Baltimore, a representative of the Anti-Saloon League, preached at this place last Sabbath morning to a large congregation. It was a very forcible address and seemed to cause the Christians to realize where they standon that question. Mrs. O. J. Bond of Washington is visiting at the home of Mrs. Preston H. Shaver. Mr. Edward Belt haß been appointed princi pal of Trenton public school, Fifth district. Mr. Clyde Cullison is preparing to build a bouse here. Miss Irma Gill is a student at the State Normal School. Mr. Frank Cofieli has accepted the principal ship of Pleasant Grove school. Miss Naomi Derr, daughter of Rev. 8. J. Derr, is teaching in Carroll county now. Miss Pauline Derr has resumed her studies at Gettysburg College. Prayer meeting was held at the home of Mr. William J. Brown last Tuesday night, with a large attendance. N. Hamilton, Harford Road.—Mr. and Mrs. Philips. Krach celebrated the3Bth anniversary of their wedding on Tuesday, September 21. Among those present were their sixtcbildren and six grandchildren, viz: Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Krach and familv; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Krach and family; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Krach and family; Mr. and Mrs. J. Purser and family ; Mr. and Mrs. J. Fendly and family, and Mr. Ernest Krach. At a late hour refreshments were served and an enjoyable time was had. Mr. and Mrs. J. Purser celebrated the seventh anniversary of their marriage at their home on Thursday of last week, when they were given a surprise. Among those present were Mrs. B. Otto and family, R. Brown. Mrs. G. Purser and family, Misses Maggie Otto, May Scbratke, Edna Orem, Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Krach and family, Mrs. Beulah Osborn and Messrs. Harry Lutz. Elmer Hofstetter and R. Brawn. Refreshments were served during the evening. White Hall, N. O. R. R.—Mr. C. C. Slade and daughter,Miss Ella Slade, and theircousin. Miss Anna Slade, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Milton Slade, have gone to Quincy, 111., and will spend a month in that section of the State visiting relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis E. Smith left on Thurs day morning to visit the former’s brother in Kansas. They will spend several weeks in that State. The public school at White Hall opened pn Monday with an atteudanceof 50 pupils. Miss Clara A. Tucker is principal and Miss Nellie E. Kidd, assistant. , . Rev. Mr. Kerr of Baltimore filled the pulpit of White Hall Presbyterian Church last Sun day afternoon in the place of the pastor, Rev. H. Medley Price. E l j Cowenton, Eleventh District.—Mr. Ed - : ward Deßruler, who has been in bed seven 1 weeks with a severe case of typhoid fever, is f ; much better. The fever has left him. but he, r ; being past 71 years of age, is in a very weak i state. He is able to sit up a few minutes at a I time. Dr. C. V. Mace is his physician. Mrs. . | Clara M. Brian, who also has typhoid fever, > i lias been ill 15 days but is much improved and expects to be up in a few days. Dr. Mace is in > attendance. to rs. James Porter is also very ill > with typhoid fever. Dr. J. W. Harrison is at t tending her. This is the sixth case here this ! season. Miss Mollie A. Canoles of Freeland isspend i ing a few weeks with her aunt, Mrs. C. M. ; Brian. Mrs. J. W. Jacobs of Grange was the guest of Mrs. J. R. Wood last Sunday, i Mr. aud Mrs James Muggertary paid a visit ! to Mr. aud Mrs. G. W. Canoles last week. Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Akehurst are spending ! a few weeks in Maine. Mrs. Adele Reckord, who has been at Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment for stomach trouble,is much better and has returned home. Mrs. Louis Robinson spent a few days with her sister, Mrs. C. W. Procter. Mrs. Frank Holtzner, who had a severe at tack of illness last week, is much better and able to be out again. The many friends of Mr. Arthur Groscup gave him a farewell surprise on Thursday night, September 9. Enjoyable games were played, in the midst of which Rev. H. E. R. Reck presented Mr. Groscup with an envelope containing fourteen and one half dollars—a gift from his friends. Those present were Rev. H. E. R. Reck, Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Groscup, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Proctor, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Akehurst, Mesdames W. W. Smith, George Richardson, Louis Robinson, E. H. Kieffer, E. Conklin, E. N. Thorn, Misses Ethel Kieffer, Mildred Gambrill, Elizabeth Bmith, Virginia Porter, Myrtle Proctor, Amy Gambrill, Waneta Kenney, Emma Porter, Reva Proctor, Eliza beth Thorn, Mamie Richardson, Margaret Akehurst and Messrs. Wallace Richardson, Harry Francis, Lawrence Moore, Marion Owings, Ernest Akehurst, Adolph Venzke, Harry Porter, Ralph Norris, Howard Francis, William Richardson, John Vincent, Charles Gambrill and Earle Thorn. Mr. Groscup left last Tuesday for Dickinson Seminary, where he will take up his second year’s work as a ministerial student. The last meeting of the Ladies' Aid Society of Cowenton M. E. Church was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Proctor and was well attended. Cowenton M. E. Church will be dedicated on Sunday afternoon, October 3. Misses Sallie and Mary Anderson have re turned to their home in Chester, Pa., after a short visit to their sister, Mrs. G. L. Groscup. Miss Olive Robinson and Miss Katherine Gross, who bad been visiting Mrs. Charles Robinson, have returned to their homes in Highlandtown. The public school of this place opened last Monday with a large attendance. Miss Olive Moore is the principal. Monkton.—The races at Manor Glen track last Saturday were interesting and well at tended. The trotting races were won by Lord and Lady Silvester, horses entered and driven by Dr. Free of Stewartstown, Pa. The farm race was close and exciting. The mule race, “go as you please,” was ridiculous and greatly amused the spectators. The running races and steeple chase were, as usual, much enjoyed. From indications in the completion of a beautiful home on the Manor, wedding bells may be expected to chime in the near future. The Manor school, Miss A. Virgie Pearce, teacher, reopened on Monday with an enroll ment of 30 pupils. The hearts of trustees, teachers, pupils and patrons have been glad ened by the School Board sending new desks for the building. Steam heat and a light paper on the walls are promised. Miss Minor is visiting her cousin, Mrs. T. F. Plummer at St. James’ rectory. Mrs. Charles M. Price js recovering from the third attack of quinsy in the last six months. Mr. Victor H. Bacon, a business man of Wil mington, Del., and a former resident of the Manor, visited his sister, Mrs. J. Wiufieldßhep perd, on the Manor, on Sunday, September 12. When Mr. Bacon left the Manor be weighed 150 pounds, but he now weighs 217 pounds. Mr. and Mrs, Elias W. Shepperdare visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Winfield Shep perd. Lutherville, N. C. R. R.—The Christian Endeavor Society of St. John’s Methodist Epis copal Church held a business and social meet ing on Friday night, 17th instant, in the lec ture room of the church, which was well at tended. After the business session refresh ments were served and a very pleasant, socia ble time was bad. Miss M. Helen Daily entertained some of her friends last Wednesday evening, it being the anniversary of her birth. She was the re cipient of many pretty presents. The evening was pleasantly spent with music and games. Refreshments were served. About twenty-five persons were present. Miss Rachel Allen haß accepted aposition as stenographer at the Maryland College for Young Women at this plaee. Mrs. Walter Baker of Providence, R. 1., ac companied by her little son, is visiting rela tives here. Miss Etta Smith of New York is a guest of Mrs. Powell Burton of Lutherville. Miss Lida Price of Phoenix Bpent several days last week with her cousin, Mrs. G. M. Smith, of this village. Mis. Virginia C. Burns of Philadelphia is vißiting her sister, Mrs. M. 8. Flowers of Lutherville. D. Roslyn and Vicinity.—Miss Edna B. Day of Roslyn has a badly scalded hand, the result of the overturning of a kettle of hot water. Mrs. William N. Snyder, who has been very ill with bronchitis and quinsy, is improving and able to be about again. Mr. Raymond P. Day, a student at New Windsor College, who has been spending the summer with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David L. Dav of Roslyn, has returned to New Wind sor, Md. Mr. Harry Clagett, son of Mr. J. Henry Clagett, was badly bruised aud scratched by being thrown from a buggy a few days ago. Miss Maud B. Widerman of Roslyn gave a social on Wednesday evening to a few of her most intimate friends. Miss Susie Dell of Baltimore gave several recitations, which were highly appreciated. Instrumental and vocal selections were given by Misses Maud Wider man, Mary Clagett and Elsie Dell. Miss Alice Holbrook, daughter of J. Isaac Holbrook, who has been very ill with typhoid fever, was out for the first time a few days ago. Court’s Opinion In Grill, Executor, ve. Odell. —The opinion of the Court of Appeals in the case of John H. Grill, executor of Mrs. Annie E. Ruby of Towson, appellant, against Mrs. Lillie R. Odell, has just been published. The decision is in favor of the executor, whose letters were revoked by the Orphans’ Court of Baltimore county, pending the decision of a contest over the validity of the will. The Court says: “Section 67 of Article 93 of the Code does not provide that the Orphans’ Court may. on the filing of a caveat, revoke letters previously granted and grant letters pen dente lite, but was only intended to apply to cases where the caveat is filed before the will is admitted to probate and letters testamentary have been granted, or where, after probate of the will and granting of letters testamentary, the letters for some good reason have been re voked. The filing of the caveat does not sus pend the powers of the executor, or furnish any ground for revoking his letters.” Odd Fellows Spend Enjoyable Day.— Hereford Lodge of Odd Fellows of Hereford held a reunion last Saturday that was largely attended by members and friends of the order. Among the politicians and candidates present were Messrs. William P. Cole, Asa B. Gardiner, Jr.. Harry W. Dilworth and Laban Sparks. Mr. John T. Diven presided and music was furnished by Ray ville Cornet Band. Addresses were made by two lady members of Rebekah lodges of Pennsylvania and by Past Grand offi cers Frederick A. Groom, William W. Varney, Dr. John 8. Green, James W. Chapman, Jr., Congressman J. Fred. C. Talbott, John S. Ensor and Rev. J. W. Gray. A dinner was served in the hall by the ladies. The committee of ar i rangements consisted of Messrs. George Miller, Harry G. Esterline, 8. Howard Miller, William Ruhl, Sr., John W. Knight, Jr„ Emory A. Burton and G. Albert Mays. Important Meeting of Postmasters.—The Maryland State League of Postmasters, being a branch of the National League of Postmasters of the United States,'will hold its annual meet ing in the Baltimore Postoffice Building, Room 29. on Thursday, September 30. beginning at 9 A.M. The meeting will be addressed by the national president, A. R. Hoag of New York, and also by officials of the Postoffice Depart [ ment at Washington on the betterment of the postal service and civil service for the post [ masters of the United States. Every county I will probably be represented, as every post master of the third and fourth class in the ’ State has been granted leave of absence, not I exceeding five days, to attend the convention. Headouarters for the State president, James i Ash, will be the New Howard Hotel. , ! Hunt’s Methodist Episcopal Church.— > The regular monthly meeting of the Epworth League of Hunt’s Church was held on Friday r night of last week. After the business session j the meeting was turned over to the Social and 1 Literary Department. A flower-guessing con • test was arranged. The prize for the best verse 5 using the name of a flower was awarded to Mr. F. C. Burnham and Rev. H. Wilson Burgan. , Refreshments were then served, after which Miss Olive Seipp gave several amusing read ' ings. All spent a pleasant evening. I The weekly devotional meeting was held on Sunday night. Rev. H. Wilson Burgan led the service and gave a very interesting and helpful talk. > " • Epworth League Chapter Organized.— An Epworth League Chapter has been organ ■ ized at Bosley Methodist Episcopal Church, s Eighth district, with the following officers: 8 Daniel 8. Pearce, president; Rev. John S. German, Misses Laura Evans, Kate Mutb and t Mary A. Starr, vice-presidents; Miss Mary Bosley, secretary ; Miss Margretta Pearce, as • sistant secretary; Miss Sarah B. Ensor, treas urer; Miss Ethel Hughes, organist. Mr. Yellott’B Successful Sale — The largest gathering of people in the Eleventh district since the Sunday school reunion at Fork was at Mr. George W. Yellott’s public sale at the Patterson farm, between Baldwin and Hydes, last Tuesday. In addition to the whole male population of the neighborhood, there were visitors from many other sections of this county, as well as from Harford county and Baltimore city. There were mumber of ladies present, attracted by a suggestion of antique furniture, but the only piece of that character was a drop-leaf mahogany table with a broken leg that sold for #B. Considering that the terms were cash the prices received were thought to be very fair. A considerable portion of the machinery and implements bore evidence of long service, but there were some articles of merit. A four horse farm wagou in fine condition brought #129, a good wheat drill #SB, a binder #BO and adayton wagon, built by Arthur, #6O. Forty barrels of old ear corn sold at #3 60 a barrel, and the bay, estimated at 150 tons, was knocked down to Mr. Wm. Hoppe for #14,000, in bulk. About 350 bushels of oats brought 40 cents a bushel The six-mule team sold for #1,282.50, the leaders being knocked down to Mr. William A. Conway of Baltimore for #425. The middle pair sold for #465, the saddle mule #222.50, and the off-wheel mule #l7O. A family driving mare, six years old, was sold for #145, and three fine three year olds brought #165, #246 and #lB5, respectively. Two work horses went for #lB and #55. respectively; spring colts for #42, #57 and #37, respectively, while a lively year ling filly, shown with her sire, Moncb, Mr. Thomas T. Boswell’s imported French coach horse, was bid up to #l3O. Mr. Yellott recently purchased the Patterson place, which contains 350 acres of fine Long Green Valley land, and all tbe stock and grow ing crops, from Mrs. Elisha Dyer of New York and Newport for #30,000. He sold the land to Mr. Boswell for an advance, and the entire proceeds of the sale on Tuesday, in addition to this year’s wheat and corn crops, are said to be “velvet” for Mr. Yellott. His neighbors fig ure it out that he made about #IO,OOO on the deal. Mr. Boswell said on Tuesday that he intends to donate the ground for a road 30 feet wide through his Patterson farm, connecting with the county road near Long Green Tavern and the Hyde road. He will do some work on the approaches, and the County Commissioners will be asked to accept and maintain the thor oughfare as a county road. The grade will be practically level, and the neighbors say such a road would be a great public convenience. Numerous candidates took advantage of the opportunity to meet the voters of the Eleventh district, but the Republicans had tbe advantage in point of numbers and seemed quite active. Messrs. Gardiner and Weis for County Com missioners; Dilworth, for Treasurer, Long, for Sheriff, and Curry and Volz, for the House of Delegates, were on hand, with County Chair man Sparks to help them along. Messrs Rit tenbouße, for Sheriff, Merryman, for Treasurer, and Snyder, for the House of Delegates, were the Democratic representatives. Charles H. Isennock, auctioneer, conducted the sale, and Henry Crilley and John T. Bishop were clerks. Matters in the Circuit Court.—Judge Duncan has rendered an opinion in tbe case of William J. Dickey & Sons against Frederick R. C. Heighe, dismissing the bill filed by the plaintiff' to require the defendant to purchase property in tbe First district which, it was claimed, he had agreed to buy at public auc tion. Mr. Heighe claimed that the property had been platted, showing an avenue opening through it, known as Oella avenue, and that said avenue was not opened in reality and that when he became aware of this fact be did not want tbe property. Judge Duncan, in his opinion, reviewed tbe testimony and said that both the advertisement for the sale of the property and tbe plat of it conveyed tbe idea that the avenue was opened. The court held that Mr, Heighe was justified in refusing to consummate the purchase. Suit has been entered by Mr. James J. Lind say, attorney for Edward Snyder, against the Western Maryland Railroad and Benjamin F. Bush, receiver, for #6,000 damages for alleged injury to his property in Glyndon by the dig ging away of earth. Mr. Snyder owns a dwell ing and store at the intersection of Chatsworth and Railroad avenues, which be alleges have been damaged by the action of tbe railroad company. Charlotte Delius has entered suit against Joseph Bullock, who conducts a glue factory at Mount Winans, claiming #5,000 damages for alleged injury to her health and property on account of offensive vapors issuing from the factory. It is stated that the factory is within 40 feet of Miss Delius’ property and that tbe .air is so corrupted by fumes from it that it is unfit to breathe. O’Mara & Angelmier are her attorneys. Judge Duncan has signed a decree granting Mrs. Lillian E. Gambrill an absolute divorce from ber husband, Robert G. Gambrill. Tbe couple were married in 1892 and have two children, whose custody was granted to Mrs. Gambrill. Robert J. and Clara J. Murray, by their at torney, Mr. Noah E. Offutt, have filed a bill against William Hidey. The plaintiffs state that they have rented their farm on shares to the defendant and allege that be is not caring for the crops in a proper manner and asked that a receiver be appointed for them. Judge Burke signed an order appointing Mr. Murray receiver for the crops and he qualified by filing a bond for #3OO. On Wednesday Judge Duncan signed an order appointing Mr. Samuel H. Shriver re ceiver for the Maryland Macaroni Works at Highlandtown. The appointment was made on a bill filed by the Commercial and Farmers’ National Bank of Baltimore, which alleged that tbe company is insolvent and indebted to it to the amount of #28,000. The company has a capital stock of #50,000. The receiver is required to file a bond for #25,000. Mrs. Amy Smith, wife of William G. Smith, has filed suit against the United Amusement Company and Thomas L. Waters, its president, claiming #IO,OOO damages for alleged injuries received in a device at Electric Park. Mr. Smith, her husband, also sues for #5,000 dama ges for loss of services. Mr. William Colton is their attorney. On Thursday Judge Duncan signed an order appointing Henry J. Evans receiver for the Bluemont Stone Company. He was appointed on a bill filed by Mr. Evans, alleging that the company i insolvent, and that it is indebted to him #10,798.53, which he claims to have ad vanced to it. Mr. Evans qualified as receiver by filing a bond for #IO,OOO. The company operates a quarry on the Northern Central Railroad. Harriet E. Winkler, by her attorney, Mr. John Mays Little, has filed a bill for a partial divorce from her husband, John J. Winkler of Chase. The couple were married in 1883 and have bad 12 children, 9 of whom are now liv ing. Mrs. Winkler asks for alimony and counsel fees. Judge Duncan signed a decree requiring the defendant to pay his wife #IOO counsel fees and #lO per week alimony. Corner-Stone for New Parsonage.—The corner-stone for the new parsonage for Jeru salem German Evangelical Lutheran Church at Gardenville, Belair road, was laid last Sun day afternoon at 3 o’clock with elaborate and imposing ceremonies. The concrete foun dation has been completed for pn eight-room two-story building, which is to be finished in three months. It adjoins the church and is in front of the present parsonage. A platform was erected around tbe founda tion, on which services were held. The pro framme comprised a prelude by Miss Amanda luber, organist; an introduction and prayer by the pastor; a hymn, a Scripture lesson by Rev. F. Lehman ; a confession of faith by the whole assemblage; another hymn; an address by Rev. W. H. Aufderhaar; “Nearer. My God, to Thee,” sung by Miss Madeline Hauff, daugh ter of the pastor; a sermon by Rev. Julius Hofmann, with greetings from Zion Church, Baltimore; announcements by the pastor and by Rev. M. Hightman of Grace Lutheran Church, Belair road; remarks by Mr. A. Vogt, in place of the president, who was indisposed; the putting of tne corner-stone into place; re marks by the builder ; a hymn, "Jerusalem, My Happy Home;” closing prayer by Rev. C. W. Locher; the recital of the Lord’s Prayer by the congregation, daring which the church bell was rung, and the doxology. Rev. William E. Hauff is pastor of the church, and Mr. Henry Grauer is president of the congregation. The building committee consists of Messrs. George Sack, Albrecht Vogt, George Emmel, John Sippel and Philip Rad ecke, who were assisted by the Ladies’ Auxil iary, with Mrs.H. E. Herrman,president; Mrs. Herman Koppelman, vice-president; Mrs. H. Koppelman, treasurer, ana Mrs. F. Wetzel, secretary. Mr. Christian Schratke is builder and Mr. Alexander Schratke is the architect. Crack Amateur Ball-Player.—The Balti more American of last Sunday Baid: "Moses N.Frank, vice-president of the Baltimore Base ball Club, was an interested spectator at the Interclub-Suburban game at Oriole Park yes terday afternoon and was much impressed with the work of second-baseman Hon of the lo terclub League. Besides being a heady short field man, his work with the stick was heavy, as be carried off the batting honors of the day and figured in a sensational one-hand catch in the second game. ..... “Mr. Frank stated that Hoff had all the ear marks of a great player. Hoff, who is the cap tain of the University of Virginia nine, intends to complete his studies of law. and it is re ported, turned down an offer of Hughey Jen nings, of the Detroit Americans, preferring to continue his work rather than turn profes sional. If Hoff should decide to follow base ! ball as a calling it is predicted that be would develop into a star. He is well built, is a speedy base runner and a very heady man in 1 the field. Mr. Frank approached Hoff, but re ceived no encouragement.” Young Hoff is a native of Baltimore county 1 and a son of Mr. Frank Hoff of Sherwood. It I is by do means likely that his family would l consent to have him enter the ranks of profes sional ball-players. Work of the Orphans’ Court —The will of John M. Christopher, late of the Harford road, was admitted to probate on Tuesday. ! The income from his property is given to his widow, Mrs. Caroline T. Christopher, for life i and at her death to be divided equally among the children. Mrs. Christopher and the testa tor’s son, John Milton Christopher, are named trustees, and Mrs. Christopher is appointed executrix without bond. HOW TO RAIBE MORE WHEAT. Representative Farmers of Baltimore County Tell How Yield of World’s Greatest Cereal May be Doubled. Id order that all the readers of The Union News may have the benefit of the experience of the more successful farmers in raising wheat —one of Baltimore county's most important products—copies of the following letter were this week sent to 30 representative farmers in various parts of the county: Dear Sir: Voicing the sentiment of many observers, Mr. James J. Hill, the Railroad King of the Northwest, has repeatedly stated that unless the average yield of wheat to the acre in this country is largely increased we will be compelled within 10 years to import bread stuffs Other careful observers have practically agreed with Mr. Hill, but they have predicted that we will obviate this unpleasant alternative by increasing our average yield to correspond with that in European countries, which issaid to be largely in excess of ours. Owing to the scarcity of farm labor, it seems particularly desirable that growers should endeavor to in crease their yield of grain without increasing their acreage. As this is seeding time, please give the readers of The Union News the benefit of your opinion concerning the manner in which the farmers of Baltimore county may help in the good work of preventing a bread famine, and incidentally profit themselves, by raising larger crops of wheat for the next and succeeding harvests. Preparation of the soil, manner of sowing, fertilizers and seed selec tion all have their bearing on this important matter, and if you do not feel prepared to speak on all of these subjects please discuss one or more'of them. The following replies have been received : Director H. J. Patterson of the Maryland Agri cultural Experiment Station replied as follows : “I believe with a continuance of the present wasteful and negligent methods in agriculture that there will come a time in a few years that we will have a deficiency of bread stuffs in this country. lam doubtful whether we will arrive at that condition as quickly as Mr. Hill prophe cies. but I believe that it is very important that the farmers should awake to this probability of a deficiency in bread stuffs and adopt better agricultural methods. I am satisfied that through the use of better wheat and better cul tural methods the yield in our State can be in creased from 25 to 50 per cent., and I believe that what is true of our State Is equally true of most of the older states east of the Mississippi river. “I believe that one of the most important works for this State at the present time is to teach the people methods of conserving our agricultural resources and better methods of farming. This must be done by enlarging the scope of agricultural investigations'and devel oping the agricultural extension work, so as to have demonstrations of our best methods of farming in several sections in every county and adopting some means for bringing the latest re sults in touch with every farmer in the State. “I believe there is no work which the State could undertake which would be so fruitful and which would do so much for increasing the taxa ble basis of the State as this would. “Most farmers could cultivate half (he area that they do and by concentrating the same effort they are now putting on the whole farm on the other half raise more and be better off financially. There are thousands of acres in Maryland which are now entirely unproductive which could be made available for farm purposes by drainage. Moat Maryland soils contains suffi cient plant food to grow maximum crops for several hundred years, and one of the most im portant things lor farmers to study is such methods and systems of crop rotation which will render the latest plant food available. The use of'leguminous crops to supply nitrogen, digest j plant foods and fill the lands with organic mat ter is one of the most important factors in help ing to increase the productive capacity of the soil." Mr. David A. Harlan of Baldwin says : "I think the farmers of Baltimore county could raise 50 per cent, more wheat by being more careful in preparing the seed bed (and earlier in the season than many do), by using perfectly clean seed and drilling in time for the wheat to get a good growth before cold weather. The quantity of fertilizer per acre would vary according to the fertility of the soil. I raised this season 24 bushels to the acre and my brother 26, which is about twice the average for the State of Mary land.” Mr. W. D. Curry of My Lady’s Manor is opti mistic, as befits a man who raises 31 bushels of wheat to the acre. He says :“I think we need have no fear of a bread famine in this country for many years to come. I am glad that farm labor is scarce, and I hope it may continue so until tho price of farm products will justify a farmer in paying as much for eight or ten hours’ work as any other industry can afford to pay. Then and not before will we cease to hear that farm labor is not satisfactory. As long as we have to work a man eight hours in the morning and eight in the afternoon to make enough out of his work to pay his wages, we will have only what is left after every other employer has picked out all that is worth having. If farm aborers were satisfactory from a capitalist’s view we would find men with large holdings of land raising wheat and other farm products in away and under conditions with which wo small farmers could not compete. So. let the farm laborer be a£ trying as he is. and the price of bis products go on up until the farmer and his family are able to enjoy the shorter hours of labor and the comforts and even some of the luxuries that other folks, making no greater effort, are able to have. "So much for the trouble. Now the remedy is an individual matter and will continue to vary as much as do the individuals who are working at it. The best effort I ever made toward raising ’wheat began two years back by sowing alsike. alfalfa and red clover together in my corn ahead of the last working. I cut a fine crop of hav the next harvest, then plowed down the stubble and aftermath and rolled and harrowed the field until it was in almost perfect condition (six or seven harrowings and three or four rollings). I sowed wheat with 450 pounds of South Carolina rock and rawbone meal, 200 pounds of rock to 300 pounds of the bone meal. The result was 31 bushels of wheat to the acre. If we would give our land the chance to grow the clover crops twice in each rotation instead of once, and then give it much, very much, better preparation we would have no cause to fear a wheat famine.” Mr. S. Seymour Smith of Long Green thinks more attention should be paid to selection of seed and fertilizers: “I think,” he says,“that the usual methods employed in preparation of soil and sowing are sufficient if they are only carried out thoroughly, except the time of sowing could be a little earlier. Two of the most essential factors, to my mind, are the selection of seed and the constituents of the fertilizers. In re gard to seed, I think some plan of selection simi ar to corn seed selection recommended by the experiment stations should be devised and then the selection done by those in charge of the State Experiment Station, and when a good strain of a good variety was obtained it should be distributed among farmers in different parts of tho State. .... Second. In regard to fertilizers, I think the use of sulphuric acid in nearly all fertilizers has had a tendency to get the soil in an acid condi tion, which is injurious to plant life. Nearly ail fertilizers contain one-half or more dissolved South Carolina rock, which requires a ton of sulphuric acid to each ton of rock, and this also reduces the quantity of phosphoric acid, which the fertilizer contains. It has been suggested that large quantities of refuse slag from blast furnaces are annually wasted which could be made into a slag phosphate which contains a large quantity of phosphoric acid, besides lime, and is free from tho objectionable sulphuric acid.” Mr. Edward J. O’Donovan of Baldwin thinks we should only raise wheat on land naturally suited forit. Hesays: “I think the greater part of our land in the East is unsuited to the profita ble growth of wheat, the soil being too shallow on rolling and hilly land to withstand the wash ing rains, which deplete it in fertility by carry ing off the top soil and leaving the raw subsoil too close to the surface, resulting in poor hill sides. These lands, in my opinion, should be seeded to permanent grasses and kept In sod for mowing and pasture by top dressing with ma nure from a spreader. I think wheat can be most economically raised by disking up corn stalk land, following the disk harrow with a good spring-tooth harrow to prepare the stony spots on which a disk harrow makes but little impres sion. After a fine, deep seed bed has been pre pared drill in the wheat and fertilizer with a disk drill, which needs but one man to operate, as there is no raking out trash. After drilling 1 wheat, which includes seeding to grass, I always roll the land to leave it level for mowing hay after the wheat (the following year). "Many good farmers do not seed corn stalk wheat to grass on account of the land being rough, but plow it after harvesting wheat once and seed back to wheat and grass the second year. This practice holds good on good land, but I believe that much plowing and poverty go hand in hand on hills and that the quicker such land is back in sod the better for the land, and incidentally the larger crops it will produce, and that we must improve our land in sod by manure, then we get a thick, heavy sod to plow under. This creates humus, which is only de caying vegetable matter in the soil, enabling it to soak up and retain water, which we have am ple proof can be very scarce at times. By using my disk harrow (a twelve disk one with the two outside disks off) the same as a cornworker, tak ing a row at a time and straddling It, I cut out the corn row and leave the land level which a spring-tooth harrow finishes nicely. On upland I would use two bushels of seed wheat; on low land one bushel and a peck, and vary between, according to the lay of the land. In the same way I use 500 pounds of a 3 8 3 fertilizer to the acre on upland to 200 on lowland, and vary be tween these amounts as in tho case of seed wheat. For grass I use a peck of timothy and red top mixed in the fall and alsike red and white clover in the spring, and I am not bothered with plan tain, as the grass occupies all the land after the wheat.” Mr. Lewis M. Bacon of Philopolis, while say ing that individual conditions should always be taken into consideration and common sense should be used, instead of fixed and arbitrary rules, thinks the greatest secret in raising a big crop of wheat is in preparation of the seed bed. He says: “I raised 26 bushels to the acre this year, as far as I have threshed. The ground was well pulverized and the seed was planted iu good time. Both these arc important, although good judgment should be used. On hilly land it is perhaps best not to pulverize the ground too finely on account of the consequent washing o£f the top soil. Again, it will do to sow the seed too soon, on account of various dangers which result from too much maturity in the plant before winter sets in. There is a happy medium, and I think this week has been an ideal time for sowing wheat, although, unfortunately, not all farmers were ready to avail themselves of the good season.” Mr. George E. Lynch of Roslyn says: “I do not agree with Mr. Hill on his prediction that unless the average yield of wheat per acre in this country is increased we will be compelled within 10 years to buy breadstuffs. while it is true that the consumption of breadsuffs has in creased in the past decade faster than the pro duction, yet the same might be said of every product of the soil, and we might just as well conclude that we shall shortly become impor ters of a large number of the necessaries of life; in other words, that this country will soon reach the limit of capacity to feed its own population. I don’t think for a moment that a conclusion of this kind is justifiable. , , “The question then arises, ‘why has not pro duction along these lines kept pace with the consumption V Simply because, recently, con ditions on the farms and in rural communities have been adjusting themselves to the higher wages and values found in the cities. "It has been well known for a number of years past that there has been a constant influx into our cities from the farms, and it has been caused principally by higher rates and shorter hours for services. This is natural and right, and as long as these differences exist It will be useless to write long articles on ‘How to Keep the Boy on the Farm.’ There is only one way to do this, and that is to make farm iite as attractive and remunerative as other callings. The last 10 ycajca has been a period of transition. From the above causes the prices of all farm products have materially advanced. Tnere is a tendency at present toward shorter hours for farm labor. I hope the time is near when farmers will work no longer than mechanics. “Hence the real problem, as I see it, is not how to increase the yield per acre (which would re sult in lower prices) but bow to so distribute tbe product so as to obtain fair market prices for it, such as will enable tbe farmer to pay bis laborer as much as does Mr. Hill. If this can be done, no one need be alarmed about this country hav ing to import wheat, but with the energy and intelligence of the American farmer the wilder ness will be made to bloom, and instead of feed ing our 80,000,000 population, we can feed 300- 000,000. Mr. Charles M. Chilcoatof Butler says: "I. for one, do not entertain the thought of a bread famine in this country for many years to come. As to increasing the yield of wheat in Baltimore county, more farms should be farmed and culti vated by the owners of tbe home and uot leased or rented to the man whose only interest is to impoverish one place and move to another in I his hasty effort for gain. In order to increase i the yield to the acre wo should apply 500 pounds of ground bone or bone dust to the acre every five years. This will for a certainty improve the land. Again, we should not fear the growth 1 of weeds, but should plow under and avoid cut ting second crop, thinking this is gain when it is really loss and impoverishment to the soil. A good, rich soil will correct many flaws or defects , in imperfect seed growth. What lam trying to . accomplish is enriching tho soil, and one acre will be made to grow what perhaps five acres will not bring now. I believe in an early prepa- 1 ration of the soil and the hose drill for seeding; also, tho use of the spring-tooth harrow. For seeding stalk ground I prepare the ground by cultivating three times in the row with the , double-shovel plow, using Malta shovels. I have raised 25 bushels to the acre by weight. Programme of Hunt’s Church Anniver sary.—Tbe 136th anniversary exercises of Hunt’s Methodist Episcopal Church, Sher wood, will occur September 25 and 26, for which an elaborate programme has been pre pared. Tbe services will begin on Saturday, at 2.30 P. M., and will be held at tbe graves of Mr. aud Mrs. Phineas Hunt, the founders of the society, near the church. Tbe meeting will be conducted by tbe boys and girls of tbe Junior League Historic sketches, relative to tbe origin of Methodism in America, will be read and special music rendered. Revs. J. VV. i Hammersley and W. W. Costin, former pas tors of the church, will speak. Tbe graves I will be decorated with flowers by the children of the League On Sunday there will be services all day. At 9.30 A. M. the Sunday school will observe Rally Day, the address being by Rev. J. C. ] Nicholson, D. D., District Superintendent. This service will be followed at 10 30 by preaching by Rev. William Rogers, pastor of i tbe church from 1880-2. Mr. and Mrs. John H. Lloyd of First Methodist Episcopal Church, Baltimore, will eiug. At 11.30 an old-time i class-meeting will be in charge of Rev. W. A. i Kooniz, pastor front 1870-2 ] Tbe afternoon service will begin at 2.30 o’clock, with preaching by Rev. Edward H. t Smith, pastor from 1883-5. Reminiscences will be given by all the former pastors present— i Revs. W. A. Koontz, pastor of Memorial i Methodist, Episcopal Church, Baltimore; Rev. VV. E Bird, pastor of AuacosliaChnrcb, Wash- i iogton, D. U.; Rev William Rogers, of Balti tmore; Rev. E. H. Smith, pastor of Summer neld Church, Baltimore; Rev. J. W. Ham mersley, of Belair, and Rev. Dr. W. W. Costin, i pastor of Exeter Street Memorial Church, Bal timore. Letters will be read from Revs. F. H. i Havenuer, E T. Mowbray, J. L. McLain, E. C Powers, E. C. Gisriel and O. H. Draper, i Rev. Wilson Thomas, pastor of Appold Metho dist Episcopal Church, Baltimore, and Mrs. Thomas, will sing. A history of the church will be read by the pastor, Rev. H. Wilson Burgan. Benediction will be given by Rev. Win. S. Jones, pastor of Chestnut Ridge Circuit, which until recently formed a part of Hunt’s old circnit. Special music will be furnished at all tbe services by Hunt’s Church choir. The Epwortb League services at 7.30 P. M. will be conducted by Rev. Otis H. Draper, pastor 1905-6. The preaching at night will be by Rev. J. W. Hammersley, pastor from 1897-02. All former members of tbe church are especially urged to attend as many of these services as possible. Prospect Park Fair a Blgr Success. —The , tenth annual fair and race meeting of the Pros pect Park Association came to an end last Saturday evening and it was conceded by all to have been the most successful yet held. At an informal meeting of tbe members of tbe board of managers held Saturday uigbt. President Henry A. Brehm said: “I bad anticipated a falling off of about 40 per cent, in exhibits and attendance. To my surprise there has been a gain of from 15 to 25 per cent, in this respect. This looks like a dawn of prosperity. I intend to add new build ings and track equipment before the fair next year is held. We fought against adverse con ditions, as did other Maryland agricultural fairs. The drouth made it look as though we would have no farm products to show. We bad them, and they were excellent in quality and quantity. “The exhibit of poultry and pigeons was one of the best. Our fair did as others—brought the city and country people into closer inter course. I am satisfied, but intend to do all I can to reach greater results in the same line.” Vice-president Samuel Regester reported that there were 107 exhibits in the household de partment, and these ran each from 1 to 51 articles. In the women’s department, presided over by Mrs. H. A. Brehm, there were 290 exhibits, with from 1 to 12 articles in each. Mr. Frank B. Walker of New York, starting judge of the races, and Mr M. E. Service of Rochester, who served in that capacity at Ti monium, in discussing the race meeting, agreed “that there never was such racing at Prospect Park as was given there this,week. There were more horses and of better quality than ever before. The Meeting at Pimlico.—The Maryland Jockey Club has issued the book of its fall meeting at Pimlico, October 23 to November 8, inclusive. The cover page shows a lifelike picture of the famous four-miler, Glenmore, that laid the foundations of the fortunes of the veteran horseman, William Jennings, of Mt. Wash ington. Baltimore county. In all there will be fonrteen days of racing at the hilltop track and it is safe to say that the character of the sport will be in keeping with the reputation of the club. On the first day—Saturday, October 23—the features are the Hotel Kernan purse for 3-year olds and upward ; the Inaugural Steeplechase and the Baltimore Club Cup for gentlemen riders at six furlongs. One of the principal events of the meeting is the revival of the renowned Bowie Stakes, at two miles for 3-year-olds and upwards. To this stake *2,000 is added, together with a piece of plate, valued at *SOO, donated by the Jockey Club of New York. The old Bowie Stakes was at four-mile heats, and sometimes, as in 1878, 1879 and 1882, it took three heats to decide the contest. The winners in these years were Bushwhacker, Glenmore and Bush whacker again. . The reduction of the distance to two miles is u wise act on the part of the Maryland Jockey Club, as few first-class horses outside of the hunt clubs, can get four miles nowadays, a race at the shorter distance should briDg out some of the best in training. Health Officer’s Report for August —The report of Dr. James F. H. Gorsuch, general health officer, was submitted to the County Commissioners this week. In part it is as fol lows: . "The general condition of health in Balti more county during the mouth of August has been good. Taking the mouths of June, July and August, 1908, as compared with the same months in the year 1909—the period most fatal among children from intestinal diseases—we find that the mortality during these months for the year 1909 is materially decreased. The deaths from intestinal diteases of children duriDg June. July and August, of 1908, were 170, and for the same months during 1909 from ' the same cause, were 125, showing a decrease ; of 27 per cent. "During July, 1909. there were 21 deaths ; from tuberculosis, and during August, 1909, there were but 12 deaths, showing a material decrease. During the month of July, 1909, there were 22 cases of typhoid fever reported ; and 6 deaths; daring August, 1909, there were 1 3 cases of sickness reported, while there were but deaths. Thus, while the morbidity . was increased 65 per cent., the mortality was > decreased 50 per cent., thereby showing that r the disease is well in hand ‘ “The number of infectious diseases reported ' during the month were: Typhoid fever, 63; Scarlet fever, 4; measles, 7; diphtheria, 2; whooping cough, 12, and chickenpox, 23.” , a “Via Wireless.”—The play with the most elaborate scenic investiture of the modern stage, “Via Wireless,” will be seen at the Academy of Music, Baltimore, next week. The plot concerns the loves of a young naval lieutenant, the daughter of a Pittsburg iron manufacturer and his junior partner, said junior partner and the lieutenant both desiring to marry the girl—the senior partner’s daugh ter. The junior partner and the lieutenant are both interested in cannon patents and the partner plots to have the lieutenant’s gun cast with a defect which will prove it worthless at the trial. He succeeds to the extent that the gun bursts and kills two men. This scene, that where the gun is forged and a shipwreck, are said to be wonderfully realistic. The end ing is happy and as it should be. Bed Letter Day for Go vans.—The parade and demonstration atGovans next Wednesday to celebrate the establishment of the improved fire-lighting system promises to be a notable event. The parade will form at 2P.M. at the Three-Mile Hill on the York road, and will be in charge of Dr. E. M. Duncan as marshal. There will be a number of aides, a band and followers on horseback, in automobiles and carriages and on foot. Governor Crothers and Mayor Mahool have been invited and tbejprin cipal county officials will be present. There will be speaking from a stand at Lyman and BeHona avenues, with Judge Frank I. Duncan as the orator of the day. There will be a col lation in the afternoon and an illumination, 1 and dancing in Golden Eagle Hall at night. Personal Mentions. Mr. George A. Gegner of the 12th district is foreman of the present, grand jury. Mr. Charles C. Schuester of WestTowson is suffering severely from a boil on the side of his face. —Mr. G. G. Streett of the Belair Democrat caller) on some of his Towson friends on Tuesday —Mrs. Joshna B. Todd of Baltimore county, who B[>eiit the past, summer at the seashore, will go south for the winter. —Guy Mays, son of Mr. and Mrs. Win. McG. Mays of Phoenix, N. O. R. R , is a student at the Maryland Agricultural College. Mrs - J C. Cooper, who spent several weeks at Hotel Towson. has returned to her home, 2129 North Calvert street, Baltimore. —Roy Smith, second son of Mr. VV. Gill Smith of the Towson bar, has entered Tome Institute. Port Deposit, Md., as a student, Miss Esther Geist.daughter of Mr. Walter Geist of Shawan, Baltimore county, i 9 a stu dent at Washington College, Chestertown, Md. —Mr. and Mrs. Elisha W. Parks of near Towson, who spent the week in tbe North and were in Boston on Wednesday, have re turned. —Miss Reba Diffenderffer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Stewart Diffenderffer of Green Spring Valley, will be one of this season’s debutantes. —Mr. John I. Rowe of Roland Park was on Wednesday admitted to practice in Hie Cir cuit Court for Baltimore couut.v, on motion of Mr. Carville I). Benson. NelsoD and Walter Hutchins, sons of the late Mrs. James B. Hutchins of Towson left on Monday for Charlotte Hall Military Acad emy, Bt. Mary’s county, Md. —Miss Lida R. Howard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jarrett Howard, near Cockeysville, will be married on Thursday, October 7, to Mr. E. Wright Allen of Baltimore. —Dr. Josiah 8. Bowen of Mount Washing ton hos been appointed an asShciate professor in the Maryland Medical College, his specialty being diseases of the ear, nose and throat. Mr. D. Sterett Gittings and the Misses Gittings, who spent the summer at "Roslin,” the old Gittings homestead, near Upper Falls, will return to their city residence next week. Rev. George R. M. Wells, the new pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Towson, preached his first sermon in that church last Sunday moruingand made a very favorableimpression. —Judge N. Charles Burke of Towson has been invited to respond to the principal toast at the Columbus Day banquet to be held at Hotel Rennert, Baltimore, on theeveniugof October 12. —Mr. William D. Bartleson, formerly a well known farmer near Baldwin, was stricken with paralysis a few days ago at his home at Upper Cross Roads,and his condition is thought to be critical. —Rev. Samuel C. Wasson, for many years pastor of tbe Church ville Presbyterian Church, will be formally installed as pastor of tbe Go vanstown Presbyterian Church on Thursday next, September 30. Mrs. O. V. Poorman of Masouville, W. Va., and Miss Anna Burk of Sweet Air have returned to their respective homes after visit ing Mrs. O. E. Swinebart, at the Lutheran parsonage at Perry Hall. —Mrs. T. Scott Offutt and children, who spent the summer with her parents, Major and Mrs. John I. Yellott, at their farm in the up per end of the county, returned to their home in Towson a few days ago. —Rev. C. Herbert Richardson, I). D., pastor of Garrett Park Methodist Episcopal Church, Baltimore, has returned from a trip abroad. While absent he visited London, Edinburgh, Paris, and other cities in Great Britain and on the Continent. —Rev. O. E. Swinebart of Perry Hall, ac companied by Rev. O. V. Poorman of Mason viile, W. Va„ attended the convention of the Concordia English District of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and other States, held at Hickory, N. O. —Rev. Addison Weller of Qovaustown a superannuated minister of the Baltimore Con ference, Methodist Episcopal Church South, submitted to a surgical operation at Johns Hopkins Hospital last Sunday. Since then his condition has improved. Mrs. Mary A. Austen, formerly ofGlencoe, Baltimore county, who spent the past summer at Fisher’s Island, N. Y., has returned to her apartment, 552 West 113th street, New York city. She is the widow of Edward Austen, founder or the Filston Farm herd of Jerseys. —Miss Georgia I. Donaldson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Doualdson of Fairview Farm, near Hereford, has accepted the position of vice-principal of Millington (Del.) High School. Miss Donaldson is a graduate of Western Maryland College of tbeclasß of 1909. —Rt. Rev. William Paret, Bishop of Mary land, celebrated his 83d birthday on Thursday at the episcopal residence, 1110 Madison avenue, Baltimore, where he received a large number of his friends. The Bishop and Mrs. Paret will sail for Europe October 20 and re main abroad a year. —Mrs. Eva Ullrich, who lives with her son, Mr. F. W. Ullrich of Chase celebrated her 92d birthday last Saturday. Although con fined to her room for a number of years from partial paralysis, she has remarkably good health and possesses all her mental faculties. Mrs. Ullrich received a number of tokens from her relatives and friends: _Capt. William Grason of the Towson bar who is attending the annual meeting of the Sovereign Grand Lodge. I. O. 0. F., at Seattle, was appointed head of one of the most impor tant standing committees. Major Frederick A. Groom, formerly of%Towson, was elected by the Military Council as assistant adjutant general and military secretary. Major Groom was also recommended for the grand decora tion of chivalry. —Mr. C. Henry Pape of Pikesville, a veteran of the Mexican and Civil Wars, quietly cele brated his seventy-ninth birthday on Wednes day. Among his callers were Messrs. John C. Pape and H. B. L. Everding of Govans. The Pape and Everding families came to America on a sailing vessel in 1845. Mr. Pape, who en joys excellent health, formerly lived atGovaDs and expects to go there next week to partici pate in that town’s big celebration. —Rev. Armin Gamp, pastor of St. An thony's Church, Gardenville, who has been traveling in Switzerland, Germany and France for the last three months, will arrive in New York today. A delegation from the church, consisting of Messrs. John Leo Mueller, Henry Nagengast and Henry Rippel, will go to New York to meet him on his arrival and accom pany him to Baltimore, and the members of the parish will tender him a reception on Sun day evening. Church Services.—Hereford Circuit, Sun day, September 26: Hereford, 11 A. M.; Mount Carmel, 3 P. M., Rev. John 8. German; Jessop, 11 A. M ; Epworth, 8 P. M., Rev. William J. Meeks; Bosley, 3 P. M., Rev. A. R. Snedegar. Evangelist J.C. Butler will conduct service at Jessop, at 8 P. M. Lake View Methodist Episcopal Church, Dulany’s Valley—Revival services will begin with a song and prayer meeting at 7 30 P. M.. Sunday, September 26, led by Mr. William 8. Treadwell, followed by preaching by the pas tor. Meeting every evening except Saturday at 8 o’clock. Parkton Circuit—Preaching at Parkton at 10.30 A. M.; Wiseburg, at 3 P. M. Children’s Day services at Stabler’s at 7 30 P. M. LoDg Green Circuit, M. E. Church.—Sun day, September 26, Rev. F. A. Killmon will preach a special sermon at Waugh Church, at 11 A. M., to Bethany Lodge, I. O. O. F.; 3 1 . M , communion service at Union Church; 7.30 P. M., revival services at Wilson’s Church, to continue every night during the week. Young Lady Stricken Blind —With the exclamation, *‘Ob! I can't see!” Miss Eva M. Held of Towson, daughter of former Judge of the Orphans’ Court L. W. Held, was stricken totally blind in the left eye while seated at the supper table Tuesday evening Miss Held was placed on a car and taken immediately to the Eye and Ear Hospital on Franklin street, Bal timore, where a specialist was consulted, who stated that Miss Held had suffered a rupture of a small blood vessel in the rear of the eye. He gave the familv hoi* that the young lady would finally be restored to her normal vision. She has already partially recovered her sight. nTOBK FOK SALE. FTRST-CLABS STONE FOR ROAD-MAKING AND BUILDING PURPOSES. Quarries within a quarter of a mile of the Belair road at Second tnl I -trfttP JOHN (ibuS l, Sept. 18—3t*] Fullerton (R. F. D.) Md. There's a Gold Mine in your poultry-yard, and the regular use of Fairfield’s Blood Tonic and Egg Producer for Poultry Only will de velop it for you. By acting on the digestive organs and purifying the blood. Fairfield s Egg Producer makes fowl healthy and produc tive. Sold under written guarantee by A. M. Weis Towson. L Kellum ACo . 1053 Hillcn street, Baltimore A. A. Übler, Reisterstown. pIOR SALE. ONE PAIR MULES. 6 years old, perfectly sound and quiet; both good leaders ; will work fn all harness. gHANAHAN. Sept. 11—3t] Rechord. Md. tttanted. SINGLE WHITE MAN for general farm work on country £ace. Sept. 11—34] Towson, Md. TTIOK SALE. TWO GOOD FARM OR CART HORSES. ONE LARGE 6-year-old MULE. Short of feed, will sell cheap. THOS. B COCKEY Sept. 18—34] Pikesville. Md. TTIOK RENT. A SIX-ROOM HOUSE AND GARDEN AND LAWN at Corbett, N. C. R. R. Apply to T. ROSB PAYNE. M. D.. Sept. 18-3t] Corbett. Md. Summer work and summer weather deplete the vitality of your horses. The regular use of Fairfield’s Blood Tonic for Horses Only re i stores lost vitality and imparts increased vigor by removing impurities from the blood and toning up the digestion. Sold under written guarantee by A. M. Weis, Towson. L. Kel , lum & Co.. 1053 Hillen street, Baltimore. A. A. Uhler, Reisterstown.