25 years ago The executive council of the Maryland...


April 07, 1996|By Compiled from the files of the Carroll County Historical Society's library.

25 years ago The executive council of the Maryland Psychological Association at a recent meeting unanimously approved a resolution supporting the State Board of Education's decision of Jan. 27 outlawing corporal punishment as a means of influencing behavior of students in the schools. -- Community Reporter, March 26, 1971.

75 years ago Station thieves along the Western Maryland line got in a fair night's work Tuesday, not so much in valuables lifted as in ground covered. Thieves broke into the railroad station at Emmitsburg Junction on the main line of the Western Maryland, pried open the door to the ticket office and ransacked the place. Papers and office furniture were turned upside down and all the drawers removed. A sack of 300 pennies was taken out of the money drawer and the station master's overalls stolen. Not satisfied with the small loot, the thieves robbed the chewing gum machine and got some loose change from it. They departed, possibly on a handcar, and smashed into the Western Maryland station at Keymar. At this place, both the Pennsylvania and the Western Maryland stations are located in the same building. Both offices were opened and a total of about $8.38 taken. From the Western Maryland side of the office, nothing was missing, but papers and books were scattered about the floor. Wednesday, Clarence Reeseman, 24, who is believed to be a member of a gang that broke into the Emmitsburg Station at Rocky Ridge and also the Keymar Station, was arrested by a railroad detective and committed to jail. The prisoner is a brother of Percy Reeseman and a son of David Reeseman, arrested several weeks ago and charged with looting meat houses in the neighborhood of Thurmont. -- Union Bridge Pilot, March 25, 1921.

100 years ago Between the mad dog and burglar excitement, our people are pretty well worked up and the greatest precautions have been taken to secure windows and doors against the midnight intruders. Rifles, muskets, shotguns and revolvers have been polished up and put in proper trim, even to being loaded for any emergency that may arise. The general impression is that the parties that were in the home of Dr. J. H. Sherman last week were the same parties that forced a window at the home of Jacob Wink, on South Main Street, turned his pockets inside out and took several small articles, but dropped his overcoat on the porch, where it was found next morning. They also tried a front window at the home of Mrs. Susan Tracy. She and her invalid daughter, Miss Ella, occupy a lower room next to the parlor and about midnight Ella heard a noise at the parlor window. She awoke her mother who could see the man outside trying to pry open the window. She called her son-in-law, Mr. H. S. Musselman, who was sleeping upstairs, and no doubt the burglars heard the noise and decamped. -- American Sentinel, March 17, 1896.

Pub Date: 4/07/96

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