"A Day at the Fair", an entertainment full of laughs, songs and stunts, will be presented by the Epworth League of the Catonsville Methodist Church next Friday evening, January 28, at 8 o'clock in the Church.

The antics and songs by home talent will center around a country fair with appropriate costumes and scenery. There will be a special "Professor Quiz" feature.

100 Years Ago

An article in the Jan. 25, 1913, edition of The Argus reported on plans to address a water shortage on the grounds of the local asylum.

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At the meeting of the board of managers of Spring Grove State Hospital, Dr. J. Percy Wade, superintendent, Friday of last week, it was decided to increase the water supply facilities of the institution.

At present, there are about 850 persons, including nurses and attendants, at the hospital and the water supply is drawn from several artesian wells sunk on the grounds about half a mile from the buildings and pumped into a standpipe. The large increase in patients recently has caused the wells to become almost inadequate and the managers are now looking around for some other means of securing a supply which will not entail great expense of installation. There are several large ponds on the property and it is the intention of the managers to lay pipe lines to each of them to furnish water for the large boilers in the engine house and the like, while the artesian well water will be used for drinking and cooking purposes only.


George S. Kalb had on exhibition at his home on Newburg avenue several days ago a number of dandelion blossoms picked from his lawn. Mr. Kalb said it was the first time he had ever seen the flowers in bloom in this part of the country at this time of year. The fruit trees show indications of budding, and the farmers are worried about their fruit crops. Wheat is taking on a remarkable growth.


A lecture and social for the young men of Catonsville were given Friday evening of last week in the lecture room of Catonsville Presbyterian Church. F. W. Besley, State Forester of Maryland, gave an illustrated lecture on the forest reserves of Maryland, including the one recently deeded to the State by John R. Glenn, southwest of Catonsville.

Material from archives courtesy of The Catonsville Historical Society.