An article in the Nov. 16, 1912, edition of The Argus reported a Sunday showdown in the streets over love was shut down by police.

Thistle, a milling village near Catonsville, had an exciting Sunday afternoon when Dorsey Harrison, 17 years old, and George Whalen, 18 years old, who hale from Ilchester, appeared on the roads flourishing pistols.

The trouble, it is said, started over the attentions paid by each to a young woman of that village and the pistols were brought into play to emphasize the rival lovers' remarks. Patrolman Cavey locked them up in the Catonsville Police Station before any bullets were fired.


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A number of complaints have ben made to the Catonsville police about persons hunting close to the homes of residents and endangering their lives. On Monday, several hunters killed a rabbit at the front door of a resident.


Already, the Christmas shopping is in the air. People, as usual, will advocate early buying, and then proceed themselves to put it off until the last moment, as is the way with theorists who leave the practice for others to attend to.


Mrs. Mary Weber, one of the oldest residents of Catonsville, fell down a flight of stairs last Saturday afternoon at the home of her son, Mr. William J. Weber, on Frederick avenue, and injured herself so badly that she was taken to the Maryland University Hospital. It was at first thought that Mrs. Weber had fractured her left hip but an X-ray photo disclosed the fact that she was only badly bruised. Mrs. Weber was brought home Tuesday and is reported to be improved.


While walking across the Stonewall farm on the Eight-Mile Hill, near Catonsville, Monday afternoon John H. Thomey, brother of Edward Thomey, former road supervisor of the First district, was accidentally shot in the left foot, tearing away his heel.

A party of four or five were on their way home about 4 o'clock after a good day of rabbit hunting. Mr. Thomey was ahead, and it is thought that the gun of Harry Bloom, 17 years old, son of Henry Bloom, overseer on the farm, was discharged by something catching in the trigger. Mr. Thomey's companions carried him to the home of Mr. Bloom, and Dr. William B. Gambrill of Ellicott City, was summoned. After the wound was dressed, Mr. Thomey was taken to his home.

75 Years Ago

An article in the Nov. 12, 1937, edition of The Catonsville Herald and Baltimore Countian reported a victory for a local soccer team over the Naval Academy thanks to header by a defender.

Catonsville High School's soccer team defeated the Naval Academy plebes at Annapolis on November 6. The score was 1-0. Catonsville scored early in the contest and a tight defense kept the plebes away from the Catonsville goal line throughout the game.

Six minutes after play began, Kemp McDaniels, Catonsville forward, booted a high kick that glanced off the head of Kinney, plebe fullback, and into the goal. This fluke score gave the Villagers the victory.


The Catonsville High School girls' fieldball team won the Baltimore County championship by defeating Sparks High School, 6-4, at Sparks. Catonsville scored all its goals in the first half and was held scoreless during the second period. The villagers turned in two goals in the first four minutes of play, showing superiority over Sparks in passing and catching. Evelyn Anderson registered the first tally and Capt. Celeste Hoddinott made the second goal on an assist by Nina Lee. In the second quarter, goals were made by Nina Lee and Miss Chilcoat.


Ball players who performed during the past season in the Southwestern County League will be given a party and dance at the Oella Community Hall on Saturday, November 27, by the League officials. The arrangements are being handled by a committee headed by John Zimmerman, Catonsville, and composed of the following men: Charles Smithson, Elkridge; Sydney Pickett, Savage; John H. Weetenkamp, Granite; and Stephen G. Sullivan, Ellicott City.