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The Midland Journal.
VOL. XL. TOWN AND COUNTY. Short Paragraphs of Events in the County During the Past Week. LOCAL HAPPENINGS BRIEFLY NOTED A white Thanksgiving. Two inches of snow Tuesday night. Miss Olive E. Jackson has been appointed assistant at Colora public School. The ground was covered with snow for the first time this winter on Tuesday night, when fully two Inches of the fleecy flakes fell. Another temporary bridge has been erected over the Little Elk creek at Red Mill, to replace the one recently carried away by the freshet. Sheriff-elect J. Wesley McAllister has appointed Lew.is A. Seth, of Elk Mills, as his Deputy, to take effect when he enters office on December 1. The dwelling of R. B. Merritt, Sr., af Warwick, Cecil county, was total ly destroyed by fire on Sunday after -noon of last week. Most of the JMThousehold goods were saved. * The Havre de Grace Banking and Trust Company has secured quarters for 800 or more persons who will be employed permanently at the new U. S. proving grounds, at Aberdeen. ! School Commissioner Wilmer J. Falls of North East, has been ap pointed a clerk in the office of the Circuit Court for Cecil county and, will enter upon his new duties De cember 1. J. Harry Knode, of Washington county, who will succeed D. L. Kauff man as Agricultural Agent for this county, will enter upon his duties ' Dec. 1. Mr. Kauffman will go to Sussex county, Del. Lewis Powell, aged 13 years, of Chesapeake City, while gunning, was accidently shot by the discharge of his own weapon while climbing over a clump of bushes. The injured lad was taken to a Wilmington, hospital. Roland Lockard, aged 15 years, of; North East, tripped and fell while looking at his rabbit traps and a sharp piece of the trap entered one eye. He was taken to a Baltimore hospital', but it is feared he will lose the sight of hid eye. Luigi Russ, an Italian, aged about 50 years, employed on the B. & O. R. R„ was found dead Friday morn ing in.’ a bunk car at Singerly. Cor oner Litzenberg summoned a jury of inquest. A verdict of death from natural causes was rendered. It is reported preparations are being made for the establishment of auto truck service between Oxford Philadelphia and Oxford and Btßaltimore. for the carrying of parcels post matter. The proposed service will probably be established some time next month. The two “yeggs,” Edward Wilson and Joseph Martin, who were cap tured by Sheriff Atkin, near Bel Air, October 28, and turned over to the Pennsylvania authorities, have been sentenced to four years in the Atlan ta, Ga., prison, for robbing the post office at Roaring Springs, Pa. The Local Draft Board has classi fied the names of those registered in Cecil county for service when called, in accordance with the recent in structions issued from Washington. The Board is ready to select Cecil's quota when the next call is received, and it Is expected at almost any time n6w. The Elkton News reports the work of concreting West Main street in that town, from Mack all avenue to 9ed Mill crossing has been com f ‘pleted. and the street will be opened I to traffic as soon as it is dry. The contractors are now finishing the work of surfacing North street, above the railroad. T. F. Grier, real estate agent, has sold for Wilbur and Clifford Spotts, their farm of 88 acres, with stock, implements and crops, to Joseph P. Armstrong, of Ladysmith, Wiscon sin, who will take immediate posses sion. The farm is in Lower Oxford, near Mt. Vernon. Spotts Bros, will to their father's farm, near Cal iF vert, Cecil county. v Thanksgiving was very quietly ob served in our town. Business was 1 practically suspended and the day V devoted by many of our residents to visiting, family reunions and the popular big dinner, with turkey, goosey duck or chicken as the piece de resistance. Services were held in the M. E. church in the morning with an ap propriate sermon by the pastor, Rev. 1. Reed. RISING SUN, CECIL COUNTY, MD., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1917. Migs Helen Shepherd, of Wilming ton, fs visiting home folks in Rising Sun. i . Rev. and Mrs. W. G. Koons are visiting relatives in Frederick coun ty, Maryland. Mr. and Mrs. Albert L. Buffington , visited Swarthmore relatives on Thanksgiving. Dr. and Mrs. T. B: Moore enter tained J. L. Stephens and family at i Thanksgiving dinner. Miss Orpha C. Pyle, of West ■ Chester, is visiting her nephew, Charles S. Pyle and wife. H. M. Duyckinck and family are spending the week in Talbot county, where Mr. Duyckinck is enjoying the gunning. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stubbs, of Delta, were guests last week of Miss Nann MfcCoy and sister, Mrs. Jennie Whiteford. J. M. Sterrett is entertaining a jolly house party of six young ladies and young gentlemen from Swarth more College. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wilson and Mrs. Lucy Wilson were Thanksgiving guests of J. M. C. Carhart and family, Philadelphia. Mrs. Hudders Greenfield and daughter Jean are spending the week with Mrs. Greenfield’s mother, Mrs. Jennie Gillespie. Mr. and Mrs. George Quigley and sons, Charles and Carton, of George town, Pa., were recent visitors of Mr. Ferree Johnson and family. Edwin Haines, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin L. Haines and Miss Elizabeth , R. Stephens spent Thanksgiving with Rev. and Mrs. W. H. Micheals, Media. - Charles C. Vansant, Of Wilming ton, and Mrs. Josephine C. Bouchelle, of North East, were married in Elk ton last week by the Rev. George P. Jones. Mr. and Mrs. George R. Ewing, of Fourth district, announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Reba Ewing, to Joseph ScarboroughT of Chester, Pa., on Thanksgiving Day. Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Cameron had as recent guests at their home on South Queep street, Dr. and Mrs. Lithgow and son, of Chester, Bright A. Zimmerman and sister Mrs. Ida Lauder and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Philip R. West, of Orangeville, Md., former residents of near Rowlandville, visited friends in Cecil cbunty this week prepar atory to leaving on Monday next for Sabinal, Texas, for the winter, where a brother of Mrs. West resides. Willamina D. Ward entertained the following young ladies Wednes day evening to tea at 5.30 and later to see Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. The little company were Miss Deborah E. Sterrett, Miss Linda Buffington, Miss Virginia Sllcer, Miss Dorothy Ryan, Miss Elizabeth Mc- Namee, Miss Lillian Ryan, Miss Anna Ryan, Miss Elizabeth Cooney, Miss Isabel Pogue. * The Colora Branch of the Needle work Guild of America will hold an entertainment and spelling bee in West Nottingham chapel Friday eve ning, Dec. 7. Admission 10 cents. Refreshments and fancy articles for sale. A valuably horse belonging to T. Morgan Owens, of Perryville, slipped on the greasy planks approaching the Havre de Grace end of the Sus quehanna bridge, and . fell. The animal was so badly injured that it died in a few minutes. The Inter-State Milk Producers Association will hold their annual meeting on Monday, Dec. 3, 1917, at 10 a. m.. Bourse Building, Philadel phia, Pa. All members are request ed to attend in person or proxy, as this is a very important meeting. Milo D. Campbell, president Na tional Milk Producers Federation, will address the meeting. Commissions have been awarded to 160 Marylander’s at the Second Officers Training Camp, Ft. Myer. Among the number are Thomas M. Garrett, of Elkton, and John S. Strahorn, of Annapolis, formerly of this county, both of whom have be come First Lieutenants. Two weeks ago 48 were commissioned for special duties, among whom was Lieut. Raynor Garey, of North East. WEDDINGS. EstUl—■Collins. Miss Rebecca Hope Collins, daugh . ter of Rev. and Mrs. Vaughan S. Col ' lins, of Salisbury, formerly of Port Deposit, and John Dice Estill, of West Virginia, were married at the bride’s home at 10.30 o’clock Satur day morning, Nov. 17. The wedding . had been set for February 7th, 1918, ) the anniversary of the wedding of the bride’s parents, but as the groom decided to enlist in the service of “Uncle Sam”'immediately the wed g ding date was set for Saturday. Because of the short notice and the war conditions very few friends were e notified. The marriage was perform ed in the parlor of the Salisbury dis trict parsonage, the bride’s father n performing the ceremony, a Wooleyhan—Griffith. Mr. James Carroll Wooleyhan, son of the late James A. Wooleyhan and ~ Mrs. Wooleyhan, of near Chesapeake j City, and Miss Isabel Moreland I Griffith, youngest daughter of Mr. t and Mrs. Charles Griffith, were quiet , ly married at the home of the bride’s parents in Cecilton, Friday after j noon, Nov. 16, by Rev. J. L. Pretty man. They will make their home in Wheeling, West Va., where the groom has a position with the Whit f aker Iron Company. 3 Brooks—Hilton. i Mr. William C. Brooks and Miss Emily Hazel Hilton, daughter of Mr. t and Mrs. Charles S. Hilton, of Balti -3 more, and a niece of Mrs. Clarence . C. Strickland, of Elkton, were Car ried Nov. 17, at the home of the bride’s parents. West Forest Park, * Baltimore. They were attended by : Mr. Roland Brooks, a brother of the > groom, and Mis? Gladys Hilton, a sister of the bride. 1 Otley—Ewing. : Mr. J. Wssley Ewing, of Blake, . announces the marriage of his daughter, Mazie E., to Mr. Willem S. Otley, of Philadelphia, on Wednes day, November 14, in Media, by Dr. S. H. Leeper. After December 1 ■ they will receive their friends at their recently purchased home 6617 i Springfield Avenue, West Philadel . phia. i Riley—McClune. Glenn C. Riley, of Rising Sun, and Miss Miriam E. Y. McClune, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry McClune, [ of near Collins, Colerain township, Pa., were married Thursday, Nov. 22, by Rev. Dunkle, of the Lancaster Avenue M. E. church, in Lancaster. Robinson—Denny.* i Miss Ada M. Denny, daughter of [ Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Denny, of * Elkton, and Mr. Walter R. Robin : son, of Newark, Del., were quietly married Nov. 16, by Rev. E. P. Rob ( erts, pastor of Newark M. E. Church, j Murphy—Worthington. Mr. Joseph Murphy and Miss Pearl ! Worthington, both of Colora, were married on Wednesday evening, Nov. 27, in Mt. Pleasant Pafsonage by Rev. O. E. James. * — . 1 Arrested For Theft Of Hay and Corn. ' George Harvey Hollett, a young . white man who recently moved from ( Wilmington to a small tenant house ' near Appleton, Cecil county, was ar rested last week charged with steal l ing hay and corn from farmers in • that neighborhood. The accused drew a revolver on the Sheriff and his Deputy, but was , 1 disarmed by Deputy McAllister be -1 fore he could use the weapon. Hol -1 lett refused to make a statement, but • his wife admitted helping him steal ■ corn from the field of Paul Peterson. 1 Both the man and woman are held at the jail for a hearing. When Hollett was arrested he had a large bunch of keys in his posses sion, and in the attic at his home the officers found 14 bales of hay and straw, which had been stolen from \ the field of Elwood Zebley, and 60 ; baskets of corn stolen from the field of Paul Peterson. The accused had , only been living in the house a few weeks. , Alien Enemy Arrested. 1 After a three days’ hunt by the ; United States Marshal, Robert Stetn huebler, an alien enemy, who was . found at work on the Aberdeen [ Proving Grounds, was arrested and 1 . taken to Baltimore. He was work | ing under an assumed name. His home is at Blythedale,-and he is said , to be the son of a wealthy German landowner and a man of education and refinement. Suspicion was direct- ; ed toward him when he disappeared from his home and all trace of him i was apparently lost. When the au- : 1 thorities found him working at the , ■ proving ground under an assumed name and in the capacity of laborer | they concluded that he was there for , no good reason. ■ 9 1 Dr. Watt, District Supt., will i preach at Mt. Pleasant M. E. church on Sunday evening, Dec. 2, at 7:30 o’clock. After preaching the third • Quarterly Conference will be held. ORGANIZED FOR WORK. Three District Conventions Of County - Sunday School Association t' Held ’ f Three District Conventions of the 3 Cecil County Sunday School Asso - elation, were held November 21, 22, ; 23 at Bay View, Cherry Hill and , Chesapeake City. The attendance t was not as full as we had hoped for, i but those who were present were t very milch in earnest, and ready to - carry back to their schools a report . of the most helpful and inspiring : addresses and discussions on Sunday > school work. We believe much good - will be the result. District organizations were effect ’ ed, officers of which follow: Central Section, 6th and 9th Elec tion Districts'. President, Rev. B. A. Matzen, Zion; Sesretary, Mr. Harry S. Triihble, Bay View; Elementary Supt., Miss Minnie H. Carhart, Zion; Teacher Training, Rev. L. E. Haddaway, Bay View; Home Dept., Mrs. William Murray, Zion. North Eastern Section, 3rd and 4th Election Districts. President, Mr. E. H. Gallaher, Big Elk; Vice Pres., Mr. Harry N. John son, St. Johns’; Secretary, Mr. Joseph R. Grant, Cherry Hill; Elementary Supt., Mrs. Harvey Mackey, Moore’s Chapel; Seconday, Mrs. Anna R. Campbell, Cherry Hill; Adult, Mr. Edward Todd, Baldwin Chapel; Teacher Training, Mr. Cole, Rock; Home Dept., Mrs. L. T. R. Ward, Cherry Hill. Southern Section, Ist and 2nd Election Districts. President, Mrs. M. D. Nutter, Chesapeake City; Vice Pres., Mr. Leroy Allen, Chesapeake City; Secre tary, Mrs. Rena E. Berswanger, Chesapeake City; Elementary Supt., Mrs. Addie Arrants, Chesapeake City; Secondary, Mrs. John Hudson, Chesapeake City; Adult, Rev. M. D. Nutter, Chesapeake City; Teacher Training, Mrs. Elizabeth H. Banks, Chesapeake City; Home Dept., Mrs. Louisa Briston, Chesapeake City. A ♦ ‘ " _ New Draft Regulations. New regulations under which the remaining availables of the nine mil lion men registered for military duty will be called for service were an nounced by Provost Marshal-General Crowder. The regulations are coincident with the division of eligibles into five classes and the circulation of the official questionaries discussed in previous announcements. ... The new regulations repeal all pre ceding regulations, cancel all exemp tions and discharges granted under the old system, and restore every registered man to his original status. He will have to undergo all examina tions anew and present his claims for exemption again. As the new classifications . make more liberal provision for leaving men with dependants in the classes to be called last, it is virtually cer tain every man who had a legitimate exemption on the ground of depend ency under the old regulations will receive the same status under the new rules. The first class, which embraces men wholly without dependents, is expected to bring in 2,000,000 men. j ; C. & P. Telephone Company Hearing. , The Public Service Commission has set the sth day of December for a hearing in the matter of the ap- , plication of the C. & P. Telephone ( Company for an indefinite postpone ment of hearings on its proposed new schedule of rates. The Tele phone Company desire that the rate schedule be not taken up until after the war when business conditions will have become normal. , - , Endowment For Wesley Collegiate j Institute. j 3 A campaign among the Methodist , Churches of the Wilmington M. E. . Conference to raise a fund of $2lO,- ( 000 for endowment of the Wesley ( Collegiate Institute at Dover, Del., ( has been successfully launched. ( Every Methodist denomination is represented and the money will be raised by December 20, when the campaign is closed. i * j Sylmar Road Closed. I Work on the Rising Sun-Sylmar i road has been suspended for the ; winter. About three-quarters of a i mile of concrete was laid when ma- 1 terial gave out and it was impossible to get more stone and cement. The road has been closed to travel by order of the State Roads Commission 1 until Dec. 20, 1917, so that the .last 1 section of concrete laid will be thor- t oughly set before subjected to traffic, i Any one violating the order of the 1 Commission will be prosecuted. t * Rev. H. Framer Smith, of Elsmere, Delaware, will preach at West Not- f tingham Presbyterian Church on ' Sunday, Dec. 2, 1917. , < DEATHS. y Mrs. Emma Ewing. Mrs. Emma Ewing, widow of the late Edwin E. Ewing, died suddenly of heart -trouble, on Saturday, Nov. B 24, at her home in Rising Sun, Md., in the 76th year of her age. She Ife survived by three sons, Cecil E. and j Evans E. of Rising Sun and Halus, a of Philadelphia. *■ Mrs. Ewing was a daughter of the ’ late Andrew McMurphy, and was j born near Odessa, Del. On-account £ of the early death of her mother, the , greater portion of Mrs. Ewing’s girl ) hood days were spent with her I maternal uncle, Benj. F. May, in Elkton, Md. She was married in . 1865 to Edwin E. Ewing, at that time Editor of the Cecil Whig, and they resided in Elkton until 1876, when they removed to Topeka, Kas. After several years’ residence in the west, the family moved to High lands, N. C. and later back to Rising 1 Sun, Cecil county, Md., in 1885, 1 where she was residing with her son Evans at the time of her death, her husband’s demise having occurred in 1901. Her funeral was held on Tuesday, Nov. 27, with interment at West Nottingham cemetery. RobertW. Tunstall. Professor Robert Williamson Tun stall, for the past 16 years teacher of Latin and foreign languages at Tome School *for Boys, Port Deposit, died of pneumonia on Tuesday night, Nov. 20. The body was taken to Norfolk. Va., for burial. Professor Tunstall was born at Norfolk, December 18, 1851. He was the son of Robert Baylor ’Tun stall, and a brother of Richard Bay lor Tunstall. He was graduated from the University of Virginia in 1874. September 3, 1901, he was married to Isabel Mcßoberts, of Washington. From 1874 to 1878 he wa: private secretary to the late Andrew Reid, of Baltimore, and for two or three years while serving in that capacity, was a member of the local staff of The Baltimore American. From 1,878 to 1882 he taught in various schools in the South, and was principal pf the Norfolk (Va.) Academy from 1882 to 1900. He was a member o\* the Phi Beta Kappa and of the) Protestant Episcopal Church. Mrs. Jacob W. Bird. Mrs. Mary Wilson Bird, wife of Dr. Jacob W. Bird, died Nov. 18 at their home at Sandy Spring, Mont gomery county, Md., after a brief Illness of pleuro-pneumonia, aged 33 years. The deceased was the daughter of the late John E. Wilson, of Elkton. She is survived by her husband and three little childern, also by her mother, Mrs. Hannah Wilson, who resided with her; three sisters, Mrs. Warren J. Haines, of near Elkton; Misses Bertha and Hannah Wilson, of Philadelphia, and five brothers, Prof. Winter L. Wilson, of Lehigh University; John E. Wilson, Esq., Everett 8., Harry and Frederick Wilson. Mrs. J. Walter Jackson. Mrs. Elizabeth E. Jackson, wife of J. Walter Jackson, formerly of Char i lestown, died at her home in Wil ! mington, Del., on* Nov. 22, after a I short illness, aged 52 years. Be sides her husband she is survived by three sons and one daughter, viz., Walter, Price and Bayard, of Wil mington, and Mrse Smith, of Charles town. Funeral was held Sunday afternoon, at her late home 108 E. 24th St., Wilmington; interment at Riverview Cemetery. P. Barry Moore. P. Barry Moore, a son of the late Michael and Martha J. Moore, form erly of Principio Furnace, died Nov. 15, at Concordia, Kansas, where he had been located for a number of years. He is survived by his wife, also by four sisters and two brothers i —Mrs. A. B. Schhader, of Mount Carmel, Pa.; Mrs. A. H. Leighty, of Carney’s Point, N. J.; Margaret K., Cecelia, Joseph H. and Leo M. Moore, ■ of Havre de Grace. Miss Emma Weaver. Miss Emma Weaver, daughter of the late Charles Weaver, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. W. A. i Cameron, North East, on the 19th inst., of heart trouble,'* in the 45th year of her age. The interment was at the Methodist cemetery, North , East. , i ■ ■—— i Charles Oliver. t Charles Oliver died Nov. 21 at the i home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. ] William E. Oliver, in Elkton, after ; a long illness of kidney trouble. He ] was 27 years of age and is survived ; by his wife, his- parents, a sister and < two brothers. An interesting revival is in pro- i gress at Mt. Pleasant M. E. church. < The meeting will continue over Sun- < day evening. 1 PENINSULA HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. e Meeting In January To Be Addressed y .* By Several Distinguished ’ Speakers. s j Governor Harrington, of Maryland, and Governor Townsend, of Dela ware, will be among the speakers 3 who will address the meeting of the 3 Peninsula Horticultural Society at t Cambridge, Md., on January 8, 9 and , 10, 1918. Dr. William Frear, of . Pennsylvania, Samuel Fraser, of p New York, Howard W. Selby, of i near Philadelphia, Horace Roberts, , nf New Jersey, and Prof. T. C. John . ion, Director of the Virginia Truck I Experiment Station, all experts in their lines and all fine speakers will be present. Besides these the men. , who have done so much for the Hor . ticulture of the Peninsula by their work at the Experiment Stations of Delaware and Maryland will be pres ent to read papers and give advice towards solving the problems that our farmers find confronting them at this time. Besides these speakers there will be many of our best farmers on the program. The premium list is liberal, especi ally in the prizes offered for apples and all kinds of vegetables. All of our readers who are interested should send to Wesley Webb, Dover, Delaware, and get a copy of the list tree of charge. Tolin W. Barnes Fatally Injured By Auto. This community was greatly shock ed to learn of the death of John Wesley Barnes, on Friday, Nov. 23, in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Barnes, who was a native of this section and had conducted a boarding house in our town for twenty-five years past, had but re cently disposed of his household goods at public sale and left Rising Sun on November 5 for Greensboro, where he expected to make his home with his son, Samuel H. Barnes. It appears Mr. Barnes was cross ing a street in Greensboro about dusk on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 22, and stepped directly In front of an auto which, on account of his partial deafness and the dark ness, he failed to hear or see. tl a machine was running slowly but 3truck the unfortunate man with sufficient force to knock him down. He was helped up by the young man who had driven the auto, and ap parently was not hurt much, other than severe braises on the hip and elbow, and was to walk to his home, the young mm accompanying him and securing medical aid. Some time later his ,-on, Samuel H. Barnes, returned to the house and it was while telling of the accident that Mr. Barnes lapsed into uncon sciousness and did not rally, remain ing in a state of coma until he passtd luietly away on Sunday morning, Nov. 25. In falling Mr. Barnes had evidently struck the back of his head on the street with such force as to cause the rupture of a blood /essel at the base of the brain, death inally resulting. The deceased was a son of the late John Barnes and was born 73 years ago on the old homestead near town, at present owned by H. L. Glack m. His wife, who was Miss Ida 3uckley, daughter of Mrs. Belle and he late John W. Buckley, of this town, has been dead some years. One son survives, Samuel H. Barnes, of Greensboro, N. C. The body was brought to Rising Sun on Tuesday afternoon and funeral services held on Wednesday afternoon in the M. E. church. In erment was made in West Notting ham Presbyterian cemetery. * : New Sheriff Files Bond. J. Wesley McAllister, Sheriff-elect, ■ has filed his bond for $25,000, signed by J. Groome Steele, Henry Vinslng or, W. D. Bratton, Emerson R. Crothers, Fred H. Leffler and E. Kirk Brown as sureties. Mr. Mc- Allister will move to the Jail prop erty this week and assume his duties Dec. 1. Retiring Sheriff Richard K. Barnes will return to Carlestown with his family and resume his store business. It is said Mr. McAllister is the first man to be elected Sheriff of Cecil county for a second term. ' * The Tolchester Company has pur chased from Sevenson A. Williams and heirs, the wharf property above the bridge, in Havre de Grace, now occupied by Silver, Spencer ft Co., and will use the same for the steam boat landing after the first of the year, 1918. The new owners are re pairing the old wharf, driving.new piles and putting it in first-class condition. * Twelve public schools will be closed in Harford county, as a result of the Federal Government taking over the southern end of that county for army proving ground*. A’O. 1.5.