25 Years Ago
* Last Friday, the 130-year-old historic Carroll County Jail was closed and 12 prisoners were transferred to Baltimore County and Baltimore City jails. On March 19, Joseph D. Egeberg, Jr., the state jail inspector, established Sept. 15 as the deadline for closing the condemned jail building. When the new jail will be built is anyone's guess as there seems to be a great deal of disagreement between the commissioners on the kind of building to construct. -- Democratic Advocate, Sept. 19, 1968.
50 Years Ago
* The Rotary, Kiwanis and Lions clubs will play the popular game of softball on Sunday afternoon for the benefit of the War Memorial drive. Imagine the thrills our citizens will experience when Mayor Mathias shoots a Mort Cooper fast one to President Wantz of Union National Bank, the catcher. Think of the boys running the basepaths, just like Babe Ruth when he cracks out a round-tripper. A collection will be taken up to swell the proceeds for the new home of our worthy soldiers, sailors and marines. Give generously. -- Democratic Advocate, Sept. 17, 1943.
75 Years Ago
* Fire broke out in the blacksmith's shop at the railroad about 8:30 p.m. Saturday and for a time threatened to be disastrous as the large coach and paint shop are about 10 feet away. At this hour, the streets were filled with people and when the engine whistle began blowing and a minute later the fire alarm was given, hundreds rushed to the scene when it seemed imminent that an all-night's job was in store for the firefighters. The portion used as the blacksmith shop is a complete loss. . . . -- Union Bridge Pilot, Sept. 13, 1918.
100 Years Ago
* After quite a long silence, your correspondent again "takes up his pen," which was wiped dry and laid away during the summer months. We, in Uniontown, are suffering like the rest of the country on account of the financial panic. Nearly all our manufacturing industries have shut down and idle people -- because they are too lazy to work, or because they have accumulated the wealth of a Vanderbilt, or because they have no work to do -- may be seen on the street. Even the Cleveland Club, which last year employed men to tell the people all about "Tariff Reform," Cleveland and dollar wheat, are mum and have not even courage enough to hold another picnic and honestly tell the people what the trouble is with this prototype and the 53rd Congress. -- American Sentinel, Sept. 16, 1893.