Notable opera house owner dies in 1890 [History Matters]

June 1965

Glenelg High scholars


"Glenelg Seniors Receive Scholarships And Awards: The final Awards Assembly was held at Glenelg High School last Friday morning for the purpose of honoring members of the student body who had been outstanding in scholarship, activities and attendance.

"Georgia Dove received the State Senatorial Scholarship to Western Maryland College and Woody Powell, class president, accepted a full tuition scholarship to the University of Baltimore. Douglas Dearie was presented as the Johns Hopkins' Science Scholar award winner.


"Five members of the Class of 1965 received letters of commendation for their high performance in the National Merit Scholarship qualifying Test, administered last spring. They are: George Dove, Peggy Jackson, David May, Gordon Phelps and Mary Lee Garfield."

County notes:

"On May 16 the Jessup Ambulance with six members of the ambulance crew participated in the County-wide Air Disaster Drill which took place at Woodland Beach. Those from Jessup demonstrating their skills were Mr. and Mrs. William Hawkins, Paul Porter, Marvin Bladen, Kyle Singleton and Charles Tipton.

"Members of the local Boy Scout Troop 430, under the leadership of George Huya, attended the official Camporee which was held in Ellicott City this past weekend. Leland Campen was awarded a blue ribbon for his patrol, Cobras, John Hall received the red ribbon for his patrol, Beavers, and Lee Goldhammer also received a red ribbon for his patrol, Flaming Arrows.

"Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Slavotinek of Washington Boulevard were dinner guests on Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Slavotinek of Furnace Avenue."

June 1924

Tear it down

"Business Men Want Old Buildings Razed:

"At a meeting held by business men of the east end of Main Street in Ellicott City it was decided to ascertain whether there is any reason why officials of the county and of the State Roads Commission have not taken any action toward having the buildings at the corner of Maryland Avenue and Main Street razed.

"It will be recalled that it was decided about a year ago that the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company would be asked to remove the buildings. B&O officials practically agreed to do so, provided local authorities would make arrangements to cover the river at that point ... .

"Sports: Howard County Winners: 80-lb class

"50 Yard Dash - James Clark, 3d, Ellicott City; Standing Broad Jump - Vernon E. Mullineaux, Ellicott City; Base Ball Throw - Robert L. Peddicord, Woodbine; 440 Yard Relay - Charles Edmondston, Vernon E. Muillineaux, Norwood Mercier, Russell Moore, Ellicott City."


June 1890

Death of a notable

"Mr. Lewis H. Haslup Dead: Mr. Lewis H. Haslup died Wednesday noon at his home in the lower part of this county, where he had resided for many years. The deceased was in the 78th year of his age. He removed to this county from Washington, where he had successfully conducted a carriage manufactory. He built and owned Wall's Opera House in Washington. Among those who frequently visited it were Henry Clay, General Taylor and Daniel Webster. Mr. Haslup helped to make the pick which Charles Carroll of Carrollton used in breaking the ground for the first tie for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

"Mr. Haslup never held but one public position, that of assessor for Howard county, the late John R. Brown and Thaddeus Crapster having been his associations. He leaves five children. The funeral took place yesterday, Friday at 2 o'clock."

Walls Opera House became the New National Theater in operation for many decades. The famous Jenny Lind, the Swedish opera singer, appeared there in 1850.

"Lisbon Laconies: Mr. Nathan Webb of this vicinity was married privately this afternoon at 2 o'clock to Miss Carrie Kessler, the daughter of Mr. L.A. Kessler. Mrs. Wm. Carr has been very sick but is now improving. Dr. J. W. Hebb has been her attending physician."

"Farmers are working the corn."

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