Historical Society of Carroll County

Baltimore Sun article for September 24, 2000

25 Years Ago

Community Show This Weekend at Linganore — Five Girls Competing for “FFA Sweetheart” Title — Y. D. Hance to Speak – The second annual Linganore and New Market Community show begins at 5 p.m. today and will continue through Saturday at Linganore High School.  The theme this year, “America’s Bicentennial Agriculture”, will be carried out with the selection of this year’s FFA Sweetheart Linda Goring, Missy Harshman, Judy Blank, Merry Lu Pasley and Peggy Uebel will be competing for the title.   Community Reporter, September 26, 1975.

50 Years Ago 

Hunt Club Horse Show Success – The Taylorsville Hunt Club held its autumn Horse Play Day at the Frank J. Barnes farm, Taylorsville on Sunday, September 17th.  A parade of horses and riders, accompanied by the Glen Rock, Pennsylvania Band, started the day’s program.  Forty horses from Carroll and the surrounding counties were entered in the various jumping and frolic classes of the show.  First, second and third place ribbons were awarded in all classes except the stake jump for which a prize and blue ribbon were given to the high jumper.  Democratic Advocate, September 22, 1950.

75 Years Ago

Reward of $1,000 Offered – The County Commissioners are offering a reward of $1,000 for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of the murderer of Paul B. Cutter, alias William M. Gould.  Cutter was murdered on September 12 at Union Bridge by some unknown person.  His body was found in a shed of the Lumber, Coal & Supply Company, Union Bridge.  Upon examination it was found that his skull was fractured and his money gone – about $45.  Inquest was held but the jury failed to find the guilty person.  Cutter was a prohibition officer and was looking for evidence against bootleggers in that community, and it is believed that his identity was discovered, which is the cause of his being murdered by bootleggers.   Democratic Advocate, September 25, 1925.

100 Years Ago          

Mrs. Theo. Derr, of this city, has two remarkable night-blooming cereus plants.  About a month ago they contained thirty-one buds, twenty-three of which opened at one time, six on one of the stalks and seventeen on the other.  Three of the buds were accidentally broken off, three opened before and two after the general blooming referred to.  Now these same plants contain twenty odd buds which will open probably some time next week.  They are probably the most profuse bloomers of their species in the county.   American Sentinel, September 22, 1900.