100 Years Ago
Sheep vs. dogs
"It is reported that Mr. Harold Hopkins had a large number of sheep killed by dogs last Sunday morning.
"Wanted: A woman to cook, wash and clean, and remain at night, good wages. Mrs. James Steward. Hill St. Ellicott City.
"Wanted: Two good farm and garden hands $8.00 per week, good house. All year around employment. Apply to B.M. Baker, Ingleside"
I wonder whether that $8 is for two farm workers or for one, probably for two, $8 and a house would most likely be too much of a windfall for one person.
"Card of thanks — Mr. Edward E. Pickett wishes to extend his thanks to those who contributed to the fund to defray expenses while at the work shop of the blind in Baltimore."
"Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cole of Main street are the proud parents of twins, a boy and girl, both this week. Both mother and babies are getting along nicely.
From the Highland social column: "In the literary contest given in the school at Clarksville April 15th, the prize for composition was won by Newell Zepp."
From the Laurel columns a story about athlete sharing: "Professionals After Souder: The management of the Washington Base Ball Club of the United States League which opens on this Saturday saw Manager Stockman of the Laurel Club on last Saturday and wants the services of Buster Souder for his club and willing to sign him up at a good salary and promised our manager that he will let us have the services of Souder every Saturday that his club plays at home in Washington. ... We hate to see our star twirler go, but he is entitled to this promotion and the manager and officials of the club will not stop him and will help him in every way to sign up with this club."
"Mr. Ormond W. Phair has made improvements at his home by placing a new iron fence in front of his premises.
"Mr. George Ambrose, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Ambrose, of Dorsey, who has been in Dayton, Ohio, for several weeks, where he was employed by the Baltimore an Ohio railroad, has returned to his parents home at Dorsey."
75 Years Ago
Mrs. Sweet Sixteen
"Howard County Court House News; Marriage Licenses:
"Otis Preston Sirk, 22, Woodbine, and Mabel L. Wright, 16, (consent filed), Florence
"Emory R. Bailey, 24, Marriotsville, and Dorothy G. Simms, 24, Marriottsville
"Jesse F. Sears, 41, Harwood and Helen E. Curtin, 39, Mt. Rainier."
50 Years Ago
Notices in the Times:
"Howard Dentists to Attend Meeting
"Dentists from Howard County who are members of Alumni Association of the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Dental School, University of Maryland, will be among those attending the four-day annual meeting, Wednesday to Saturday, June 5-6-7-8, it was announced today by Dr. Lewis C. Toomey, of Silver Spring, president of the association."
The Baltimore College of Dental Surgery is the oldest such college in the world, opening in 1840. The Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dental Surgery is on the campus of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore. The museum houses a variety of artifacts including George Washington's false teeth.
"Bill Phillips elected By Retail Merchants
"William G. Phillips, of Taylor's in Ellicott City, was named a director of the Maryland Council of Retail Merchants at their meeting May 22 at the Lord Baltimore Hotel."Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun