100 years agoThe steamer Emma Giles has discontinued her...


January 04, 1998|By Robert M. Pennington from the archives of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society.

100 years ago

The steamer Emma Giles has discontinued her tri-weekly trips over the Annapolis and West River route for the winter. Yesterday was her last day. -- The Sun, Jan. 1, 1898.

Naval Cadets gave their New Year hop last night. It was held in the armory with flags and bunting and some 500 attending. Dancing began after 8 o'clock and continued until 11 with music by the Naval Academy orchestra. -- The Sun, Jan. 1, 1898.

A long-distance telephone will be placed in Governor Lowndes' office in the executive chamber in Annapolis. -- The Sun, Jan. 5, 1898.

Ten bids were opened by the Board of County Commissioners for constructing an iron bridge over Cove Creek near Fair Haven. The Youngstown Bridge Company of Ohio had the low bid of $998. -- The Sun, Jan. 5, 1898.

The attention of the City Council of Annapolis has been called by Superintendent Cooper of the Naval Academy to the bad condition of Hanover Street sewer, which is overflowing the bed of the street. -- The Sun, Jan. 7, 1898.

The disease among horses in the Third District of Anne Arundel County is said to be cerebro-spinal meningitis. The malady is thought to be under control. -- The Sun, Jan. 8, 1898.

The attention of those charitably inclined is called to the fact that many students are absent from Annapolis public schools because they have no shoes or proper clothing, according to their parents. -- The Sun, Jan. 10, 1898.

A number of Chinese from Baltimore and Washington have been meeting in Annapolis with Celestials there and arranging for the observance of the Chinese New Year, which falls on Jan. 22. -- The Sun, Jan. 21, 1898.

Truckers meeting in Anne Arundel County agreed to uniform prices for picking and freight: Strawberries and blackberries, 1 cent per quart; raspberries, 1 1/2 cents, with small peas 15 cents and sugar peas, 10 cents per bushel. -- The Sun, Jan. 31, 1898.

Pub Date: 1/04/98

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