Contributed by barbara-dave
Description: Frederick New Page 12Date: October 28 1893
Newspaper published in: Washington, D. C.
The Evening Star October 28, 1893 Frederick New Page 12
Central M. P. Church, between Newmarket and Liberty, this county, was fifty years old on Sunday last and the celebration held in honor of that event was attended by several ex-pastors of the church from Washington and elsewhere.
An interesting semi-annual convention of the Frederick County Union of the Young People's Christian Endeavor Society was held in the M. P. Church at Buckeystown, this county, on Thursday afternoon and evening, a large number of delegates being present from all parts of the county. Miss Lily KELLER of Buckeystown, president of the county union, delivered the address of welcome, to which a response was made by the Rev. S. E. SLATER of Burkittsville. Other addresses were made at the afternoon and evening meetings by Rev. W. M. STRAYER, Walter L. RICE, R. H. WILLIAMS, Rev. J. H. BARB, Mrs. Annie NEIGHBOWER.
George Alfred TOWNSEND of Washington city, the well-known author and newspaper correspondent, is said by his friends to be engaged upon the writing of his autobiography, and his son, George Alfred TOWNSEND, jr., says that his father contemplates setting up a press at his South Mountain retreat, Gapland, and printing all his own books. He will establish the Gapland press as William MORRIS in England has established the Kelmscott press.
A pretty wedding which a number of Washington people attended took place on Monday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John NICHOLS at Washington junction, the bride being their daughter, Miss India E. NICHOLS, and the groom Mr. James B. WILLIAMS, the operator of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company at the junction. The house was very prettily decorated with autumn flowers and the bride entered the parlor on the arm of the groom attired in a dress of white India silk and carrying a bouquet of La France roses. The bridesmaid was Miss Sallie GARSMAN of Hagerstown and the best man Mr. Walter NICHOLS, brother of the bride. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Mr. BURKE of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, and afterward a sumptuous repast was served. The bride and groom left on an evening train for Washington city, whence they went to Chicago, returning by way of Niagara. Among the guests at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. James WILLIAMS of Boyds, Mr. and Mrs. John NICHOLS, Mr. and Mrs. POLLOCK, Washington; Miss Clara WILLIAMS, Monrovia; Mrs. M. A. ELLIOTT, Baltimore; Mrs. Annie ELLIOTT, Point of Rocks; Mrs. H. A. NICHOLS, Misses Rosa HICKMAN, Lottie HICKMAN, Daisy MERCIER, Sallie NICHOLS, Mrs. SIGAFOORE, Mr. W. F. HAWSON and wife, S. R. HICKMAN, W. Q. STOUFFER and M. COPELAND.
W. J. C. WILLIAMS and F. Howard HARVEY, two well-known Baltimore bicycle riders, have recently been breaking twenty-four hour records on the excellent turnpike roads in this county. WILLIAMS came here a few weeks ago and made a record of 206 miles, which was better than anything that had been done in this state. Wednesday last HARVEY started at 6:10 o'clock in the morning to eclipse the record made by WILLIAMS and succeeded in doing so, making an aggregate of 224 1-4 miles by 6:06 o'clock Thursday morning, when he stopped riding, beating WILLIAMS by 18 1-4 miles. This is the best record ever made in this state.
When Frederick county was settled by thrifty and industrious Germans from the Palatinate in the early half of the eighteenth century they devoted much of their attention to the raising of the cereals. Much of the excellent corn and wheat raised by them was in demand for home consumption and it was necessary to have mills to grind it. The mills built at that time in Frederick county were the first in the state, and a remarkable fact about them is that a number of them are still standing and till in operation. One of the oldest of them is the Franklin mill, near Mechanicstown, which was built in 1768 by Adam L. BARBARDO, whose name and the date are cut in stone on the south gable end of the mill. Another of the old mills is on Bentz street, this city, owned by C. E. MEALEY, which was built in 1789.
The Hon. C. F. MARKELL of Frederick, who was appointed secretary of legation at Rio Janeiro, Brazil, in September, 1892, by ex-President HARRISON, arrived at his home here last night with his mother, Mrs. C. S. MARKELL, who accompanied him to Brazil.
Henry LAMBRIGHT, a well-known native of the Glade valley, this county, died Sunday last in Tiffin, Ohio, aged ninety-three.