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December 14, 1997|By Fred Rasmussen

150 years ago in The Sun

Dec. 14: DECISION OF A SLAVE CASE -- We learn from the Hagerstown News that the suit brought by Hope H. Slater, of this city, against David T. Wilson, deputy sheriff of Washington County, for selling him a convict slave, without informing him that he was a convict, and who he was compelled to forfeit by the laws of Louisiana, has resulted in a verdict of $765 damages for the plaintiff.

Dec. 15: The like of the present weather, and such as has prevailed for the last week, has hardly been equaled at this season of the year, to use a hackneyed phrase, "within recollection of the oldest inhabitants."

Dec. 15: THE NEW TELEGRAPH LINE -- The new line of magnetic telegraph between Philadelphia and New York is almost completed, and will be in operation in another month. The posts are set from city to city, and the wires are now being laid.

100 years ago in The Sun

Dec. 14: DEATH OF MRS. McKINLEY -- The sincere sympathy of the country will go out to the President in his hour of affliction. There is no greater loss than that of a good mother, and no matter how long delayed the blow may be, it is one that strikes deep into the soul when it comes. The title of President is but a transient distinction, but the title of a good son is a crown of honor that abideth always.

Dec. 15: The people of Waverly are almost a unit in demanding better car service from the Baltimore Consolidated Railway.

50 years ago in The Sun

Dec. 14: Twelve days before Christmas large crowds of shoppers pushed and shoved their way past each other in the vicinity of Howard and Lexington streets, one of Baltimore's busiest downtown corners.

Dec. 17: There was hardly a stir or a cough from the audience as it listened to Robert Lowell reading his own poems yesterday afternoon at the Johns Hopkins Playhouse.

Dec. 19: Miss Margaret Truman, whose trips to Baltimore in other years have been to visit friends and to shop, received an enthusiastic welcome yesterday as the daughter of the President when she arrived for her concert tonight. Crowds gathered at Mount Royal Station, where she arrived at 12: 26 p.m. from Independence, Mo.

Pub Date: 12/14/97

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