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100 Years Ago This Month

November 1916

November 3

Boozerís Rally Fizzles

The much anticipated Former-Former Boozerís counter rally to the planned Prohibitionist rally on the square failed to materialize when the boozers, who had been encouraged to "bring their best hooch," started the rally early in the Hotel Slagelís saloon. By the time the Prohibitionist rally began most Boozers were so inebriated that they were incapable of standing, let alone protesting. Those not inebriated used the opportunity to partake in the "hooch" of those passed out, forgetting completely about disrupting the prohibitionist rally outside. As it was, the logic of the women dominated Prohibitionist rally was enough to drive any right-minded man into the saloon to join the Boozers.

Taneytown To Expand

The Record sees the approaching necessity for expanding the borough limits of Taneytown. It says: "the growth of Taneytown out the state road, naturally causes the conviction that sooner or later the Corporation limits must be expanded in that direction. Not only to extend the sidewalks, water and light, but to take in a considerable population that the town is entitled to credit for."

Charles Michael Kills Aunt

With pools of blood within a few feet of each other, Mrs. Daisy Marshall, 30, and her nephew Charles Michael, 25, were Wednesday evening found dead by Catherine Marshall, six-year-old daughter of the dead woman, on returning home from school. On the floor between the two was a 32-caliber revolver, containing four exploded shells. A bullet entered the left breast of the woman, penetrating her heart. Michaelís had a bullet wound in the forehead and in the roof of the mouth. Mystery surrounds the double tragedy. Michaelís, who was a laborer, had been lodging with his aunt for the past three weeks. Mrs. Marshall had separated from her husband, James Marshall, for two years. Mr. Marshall lives near Rocky Ridge.

Athletics Now In School.

Athletics have been introduced into the Frederick County schools on an extensive plan this year. Both the Thurmont and Emmitsburg high schools organize physical education and hygiene under the teacherís supervision.

November 10

Tragedy Is Cleared Up

Friday afternoon the state's attorney and Frederick County Sheriff made an investigation of the shooting of Mrs. Daisy Marshall and Charles Michael and came to the conclusion that Michael's shot his aunt and then killed himself. The second floor of the home was torn up and the direction of the one stray bullet was traced. This indicated that the shot was fired from the couch, where the two bodies were found, and not from the doorway by a third party. Jealousy is given as the cause of the tragedy. Services for both deceased were held at the Rocky Ridge Church of the Brethren.

Frederick County Is Dry

Complete returns from every district in Frederick County shows that prohibition won by a majority of 851. The votes for prohibition were 6,156, against 5,305. Wets carried seven districts - Llibertytown, Criegerstown, Petersbill, Emmitsburg, Johnsville, Mount Pleasant and Brunswick. The Dries carried the remaining 19 districts. Emmitsburg was a banner Wet district with 480 voting Wet and only 226 voting Dry. With Wednesday's results, there will not be a saloon along the National Pike after May 1, 1918 from Cumberland to Ellicott City. From morning until evening large crowds were in town, but there was no disorder of any kind. From 7 until midnight a record crowd was in front of the Chronicle office, waiting for the returns. When the returns came in, tears could be seen in the eyes of most Boozers who defiantly insisted they would never give up the fruits of John Barleycorn.

Emmitsburg Savings Bank Opens

Although a few little details yet remain to be completed, the new Emmitsburg Savings Bank building was occupied by the officers of that institution this week, and the business transferred from its temporary location in the Zimmerman building. The bank calls its patronsí attention to the transfer to the new building in its regular advertisement in this issue of the Chronicle, announcing that a formal opening will be held on a date to be announced later.

November 17

Brewery To Become Mill

The Hagerstown Brewing Co.'s brewery may be converted into a mill. While the Dry law adopted is reported to allow breweries and distilleries to operate, the owners claim that with the County Dry and large quantities of beer shipped in from Baltimore and Cumberland, the brewery at Hagerstown could not be operated profitably.

It is reported that some of the ultra-Wets have consulted a lawyer with a view to having the constitutionality of the act under which Washington County voted Dry last Tuesday determined by the courts. The Wets claim, it is said, that the election may be upset because three units in the county that had been made Dry previously by legislative enactments participated in the election.

Adams County Apples Sunk

3,500 bushels of Adams County apples are at the bottom of the sea. 2,000 bushels went down with the Rawanmore which was sunk in mid-ocean by a German submarine, and 1,500 bushels were sunk when the steamer Alaunia was torpedoed off the coast of England.

November 24

Wet Versus Dry

The Wet and Dry fight in Frederick County, which ended November 7, when the county went Dry with majority of more the 800, has left a bitter fractional feeling. The Wets, it seems, are determined to send a Wet delegation to the Maryland legislature and he convenes next year. It is said that supporters of the prohibition movement are boycotting Dry merchants in Frederick city and vice versa.

Jump To His Death

James Butler, 70 years old, employed upon the cement roadwork being done by the Road Commission in Taneytown, died Tuesday night from injuries when he jumped from the running board of an automobile and fell heavily to the ground. Butler was walking into Taneytown when an automobile passed him. The driver offered Butler a lift, and the offer was accepted. As the machine approached Butlerís boarding house in Taneytown, he jumped from the running board without waiting for the car to stop and fell.

Visits Boyhood Home

Mr. S. Jodon, formerly a resident of this area where he was born, was a visitor to his old home this week; this was his first visit in 30 years. Mr. Jodon said that some of the folks were living who we knew in early life, but although he searched the district over, he failed to find a single person with whom he was familiar in his boyhood days.

Mr. Jodon was born near Annandale schoolhouse, not far from the Gamble place, there is no trace left however of the old house and the only familiar thing besides the school was an old tree. Mr. Jodon dropped into the old school and gave a very interesting talk to the scholars. He told them that he was a pupil of their 75 years ago and that a man by the name of Crooks was his teacher. Interestingly he referred to the old paper mill that at one time stood near the school, some of the products of which the scholars then used. Crude indeed must the disks have been in those primitive days, for, according to Mr. Jodon, they were made of slabs hewn from nearby oaks. Nor were steel pens in existence; everyone used quills which had to be soaked in oil before they were fit for writing. And there were no matches; live coals were borrowed from a neighbor to make the morning fire.

In 1846 Mr. Jodon left Emmitsburg for West Virginia and afterwards went to Texas from which he enlisted in the Confederate Army. From Texas he went to Portland Oregon, which is now his home.

Lettermen & Son, Harney

We wish to thank the public for their liberal patronage the past month and we invite you and all your friends back to Harneyís Real Bargain Store, as we are now selling lots of goods for less money then we could buy them today. You will now find we are stocked full and are receiving new goods almost daily. You will find in each department stock of the best quality and right up to date in every respect. Remember by doing your business with us you get a beautiful and useful present free or 4% off for cash. Our lines of premiums, now in the window, are all free. Notice besides the above premiums the party returning the largest amount of tickets before New Year's Day, will receive a beautiful $7.50 pair of wool blankets. The second-largest amount a beautiful $4 blue bedspread. Thank you for your business.

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