25 years ago: Ten more state policemen are needed in...


July 26, 1998|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

25 years ago: Ten more state policemen are needed in Carroll County, according to a study commissioned by the county, funded by the federal government and made by the superintendent of the Maryland State Police. Citing a rising crime rate and overall growth, the study intended to survey the opinions of people in the county and make recommendations for improvements. The study concluded the municipal forces work well with the state police in the county. -- the Carroll Record, July 26, 1973.

75 years ago: A band of Gypsies, camped near Bird Hill Monday morning, got into a fight because a nephew and wife of the leader of the band wanted to leave and return to their home in Chicago. To prevent them from leaving, the leader kidnapped their 2-year-old and left. The man and his wife came to Sheriff Martin and stated their case, who went before Justice Hutchins. The justice got in his car and found the tribe at Taneytown, and had them arrested. The child was turned over to the parents and all left together, but not before paying a fine. -- Democratic Advocate, July 27, 1923.

100 years ago: William A. Abbott of Hampstead was driving to Westminster on Monday morning and Leonard Rill of Houcksville was just ahead of him in another buggy, going at fair rate of speed, when, from some unaccountable reason, the horse ahead dashed into a post fence alongside the road. Finding that he could not get through the fence, the horse suddenly wheeled and ran toward Mr. Abbott's horse. The horse acted as if mad. Mr. Rill was thrown out and the buggy was smashed to pieces. Mr. Abbott turned his buggy aside to render aid, when Mr. Rill's horse bore down upon Mr. Abbott's horse and buggy. It was a trying moment for him, as his own horse became frightened and began to jump. The loose horse dashed by, however, barely grazing him, but part of the trapping struck him, injuring the lower part of his right leg. Mr. Rill, thrown a considerable distance from his buggy, was uninjured, except being shaken up to a great extent. -- Democratic Advocate, July 23, 1898.

Pub Date: 7/26/98

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