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January 18, 1998|By Fred Rasmussen

150 years ago in The Sun

Jan. 22: RAILROAD ACCIDENT -- On Tuesday morning last, the downward train of cars from Cumberland for Baltimore, encountered a horse on the track, throwing all the cars off but one, but fortunately injuring none of the passengers.

Jan. 24: The Orphan's Home -- This is the title given by the Rev. Mr. Dolan to the Farm School which has been started, under his energetic action, a few miles from the city, to the left of the York Road. We learn that there are now fifteen boys there receiving an education, most of them orphans of those who died here last season from the ship fever.

100 years ago in The Sun

Jan. 18: Prof. Elmer Gates, of the Smithsonian Institute, after years of scientific investigation, declares that science will be an end to all crimes. Prof. Gates announces, not as a possibility, but as a fact, that the murder in a man's brain can be removed by the surgeon's knife.

Jan. 19: The Lutherville Improvement Association will hold a bazaar at Landon House, Lutherville, on Feb. 3-4, the proceeds to be devoted to the improvement of the roads and paths of the village.

Jan. 20: The references to lynching which Mr. Charles J. Bonaparte made in an address delivered in Boston last Sunday night has stirred up the New York Sun, which yesterday published an editorial criticizing both the man and the speech. The editorial is headed, "The Wild Man From Baltimore," and in it Mr. Bonaparte is referred to as "a mugwump of unusual ferocity."

50 years ago in The Sun

Jan. 18: Bobby Riggs, world's professional tennis champion, and Jack Kramer, former national amateur champion, will meet in a best two-out-of-three sets match tonight at the 5th Regiment Armory.

Jan. 21: The policy of racial segregation in athletic contests under the supervision of the Bureau of Recreation will be continued, at least until the Board of Recreation and Parks studies the question further.

Jan. 18: Public-works officials have not decided when trolley tracks will be removed from sections of University Parkway and Roland Avenue, clearing the way for improvement to the two highways.

Pub Date: 1/18/98

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