25 Years Ago* The county commissioners were expected to...

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August 28, 1994|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

25 Years Ago

* The county commissioners were expected to vote this week to abolish the business inventory tax, whose future has been on the rocks for some time. -- Democratic Advocate, Aug. 28, 1969.

50 Years Ago

* Due to the spread of infantile paralysis in nearby communities, Mr. Delauney, manager of the Carroll and State theaters, was in conference with Mayor Joseph L. Mathias and decided that children under 12 years of age will not be admitted to either of the theaters in this city for the next few days. Every effort is being made to prevent an outbreak of polio. -- Democratic Advocate, Aug. 25, 1944.

75 Years Ago

* Considerable excitement prevailed at the station about 9 p.m. Sunday when the westbound train arrived here and it was learned that a 6-month old baby had been left on the train by its mother who stopped off at Westminster. Westminster and Baltimore were both communicated with from this place but the mother was not located until later. It appears that the latter had another child with her and when the train stopped at Westminster, she requested a lady who was sitting near to watch the baby, which was lying on a seat, a few minutes until she returned. As the mother did not return and the train left the station, the lady in whose charge it had been left made the fact known to the conductor. Several volunteered to care for the child which was cooing and entirely unconscious of its predicament, but it was decided to leave it in the care of the lady who had charge of it after leaving Westminster and who was a resident of Hagerstown. It is said the mother went to Hagerstown early Monday morning to reclaim the child. -- Union Bridge Pilot, Aug. 29, 1919.

100 Years Ago

* At the meeting of the county commissioners, Miss Mary B. Shellman appeared before them and presented a petition signed by 120 citizens, of whom 118 are taxpayers, praying the board to erect an annex to the county alms house. The men now occupy a separate building, which is by many considered entirely unfit for the purpose. It is in close juxtaposition to the hog pen and its accommodations are said to be inadequate to the observance of cleanliness so necessary to the health and comfort of the inmates. Mr. G.S. Griffith, the well-known Baltimore philanthropist who frequently visits the alms houses throughout the state, has more than once called attention to the matter. -- American Sentinel, Aug. 25, 1894.

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