March 9, 1997

25 Years Ago

St. Joseph’s Closing School Doors This Summer — St. Joseph’s parochial school will close following this semester. The school, situated with St. Joseph’s Church on Route 194 in Taneytown, has been hit by a lack of teachers which is affecting the Maryland parochial system. More than 70 children affected by the closing will choose either the public schools, Mother Seton parochial school in Emmitsburg, or if busing is available, St. John’s in Westminster. According to the school principal, Sister Marianne, there was a desire among parents to keep the school open, but no teachers are available. The Carroll Record, March 9, 1972.

50 Years Ago

W. M. Freight Wrecked At Falls — Western Maryland Railway train between Baltimore and Hagerstown were rerouted over B. & H. Division due to derailment of a dozen load coal cars at Falls, just east of Cedarhurst Monday night at 10 o’clock. The wreck was ascribed to a defective journal and occurred at the east end of a siding at the Falls. The 6:25 and 8:23 a.m. passenger trains through Westminster to Baltimore had to transfer the passengers around the wrecked freight to other trains, and the 9:21 passenger train from Baltimore to Cumberland was rerouted over the tracks of the Baltimore and Hanover Division. Several freights were sent over the same route. Democratic Advocate, March 14, 1947.

75 Years Ago

May Seize Homes Under New Dry Bill – Domiciles of All Persons Where Wine Is Kept Are Branded Common Nuisance. — From the Baltimore News. Annapolis, March 7. Despite the ground
covered in the Legislature by the Anti-Saloon League’s prohibition enforcement bill, opinions still vary widely as to what is meant by certain provisions of the measure and what these provisions will really do if the bill is given final passage. The enforcement bill has passed the House, where it was the occasion of heated debate, and would seem to have an equal chance of passing the Senate—even minus a referendum amendment. Undoubtedly Floor Leader Gambill made a strong play—though so far as the House was concerned an ineffective one—when he stated in his assault upon the bill that any farmer’s wife who prepared a little homemade wine or any farmer who make cider would become a criminal, their residence liable to be shut up for one year. Democratic Advocate, March 10, 1922.

100 Years Ago

When will wonders cease? This is a question that has been asked many hundreds of times since the introduction of the Cineograph. This machine projects pictures on a screen moving just
as in life. Every motion of the subject is depicted so graphically that you think you are looking at the natural object and not its photograph. This wonderful machine will exhibit in Odd Fellows’ Hall, this city, for one week, commencing Monday, March 15th, showing all of Thomas A. Edison’s latest pictures. Don’t fail to see this scientific wonder, as it will interest you all. Democratic Advocate, March 13, 1897.