75 years ago: George K. Mather, Willis Street, made a...


April 11, 1999|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

75 years ago: George K. Mather, Willis Street, made a narrow escape from injury, when a Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train struck his car as he was crossing the track at Flowers Station near Seaford, badly damaging his new Reo sedan. Mr. Mather kept on driving, and was not conscious that he had been struck until he looked back and saw to his amazement that the rear part of the car had been torn away. He was alone at the time and escaped without a scratch. -- Democratic Advocate, April 11, 1924.

100 years ago: The "Postoffice on Wheels," as the United States Mail Postal Wagon is commonly called, made its first trip last Monday and is making daily trips over the 30 miles of its route. The wagon has excited considerable interest in this city. The start had been announced for 7 o'clock, but it got off some 20 minutes earlier, and some persons were disappointed in missing the start that will probably revolutionize the rural mail service of the whole country. In the wagon with Edwin W. Shriver, the postal clerk as well as originator of the scheme and designer of the wagon, was Horace G. Reese, substitute clerk. Following in another carriage were Postmaster Milton Schaeffer of Westminster; a press representative; Joseph H. Krichton, photographer, and Elias N. Davis, both of this city. -- Democratic Advocate, April 8, 1899.

Pub Date: 4/11/99

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