25 Years Ago* L. Awalt Weller, attorney for the county...


August 21, 1994|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

25 Years Ago

* L. Awalt Weller, attorney for the county commissioners, has informed that body that it has no obligation whatsoever to make reparations to the congregation of Bowen's Chapel on Bark Hill Road near Union Bridge. The chapel is now covered with dust from a road, newly graded by the county, which runs alongside the church. The dust has been kicked up by passing motorists and settled on the chapel. -- Democratic Advocate, Aug. 21, 1969.

50 Years Ago

* The firm of T. W. Mather and Sons, Westminster's leading store for over half a century, changed hands Aug. 1, and is now being operated by the Parsons Co. The business of a department store was begun by the late T. W. Mather in 1890. -- Democratic Advocate, Aug. 18, 1944.

75 Years Ago

* Miss Amy Belle Singer, who has been in ill health for about a year we are sorry to say, is still a great sufferer at this time. On Aug. 13, accompanied by her mother and aunt Mrs. Raymond Singer, she spent the day in Westminster where she is taking treatment. On returning home, it being her birthday, she was anxious to see if she had received any cards. When she entered the house, she was so surprised to see such a great quantity of envelopes, cards and packages which contained many valuable and useful presents. Be patient, Amy and take your treatment and you will soon be a well little girl. -- Union Bridge Pilot, Aug. 22, 1919.

100 Years Ago

* Suit has been instituted in the Superior Court of Baltimore by George L. Stocksdale, Esq., of the Westminster bar, through George R. Gaither, Jr., against the Western Maryland Railroad Co., claiming $2,500 damages. The plaintiff alleges that on Aug. 20, 1893, he went to the Western Maryland Depot in Westminster and asked the ticket agent for a round-trip ticket to Emory Grove. The agent gave him a ticket to Glyndon instead. He objected to this, but the agent said it would be all right. He discovered on looking at his ticket that in order to return upon it it would be necessary for him to have it stamped by the secretary of the Temperance Campmeeting Association, then holding camp near Glyndon. He went to the campground, found that the secretary had left and taken the stamps with him. He boarded the train for Westminster, but he alleges that notwithstanding his explanations and protestations, the conductor forcibly ejected him from the car and put him off the train. -- American Sentinel, Aug. 18, 1894.

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