Midnight Alarm at Mellor Home

July 23, 1914 A Frog Hunt That Had A Thrilling Sequel for Two People Mr. J. Brooke Mellor, several of the town boys and Archie and Charles Mellor, who are visiting for the Summer, went out after frogs the other night, and thereby hangs a tale–not the tail of a frog nor of a pollywog, […]

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New Well Blown at State Hospital

Louis P. Schultz, Sykesville’s expert well driller, has just completed his fourth well for Springfield State Hospital and Wednesday the well was blown and tested and is nearly ready to hook up with the others that supply the big institution with the purest water. The well is 504 feet deep and most of the way […]

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Once a Slave

March 19, 1914 Death of Uncle John Burgess, Aged 99 Years John Burgess, the oldest and most respected old colored man in Howard County, died on Wednesday last at his home near Glenelg, aged 99 years, from the infirmities of age. He was born near Clarsksville, and was a slave in the family of the […]

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Governor Ignores Sykesville’s Claim

February 19, 1914 No Resident Member of Hospital Board of Managers —– Beasman’s Successor from Baltimore —— It is a matter of genuine regret that Governor Goldsborough did not see fit to appoint a resident member of the Board of Managers for the Springfield State Hospital in place of former Senator Beasman, whose four-year term […]

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E. M. Mellor Urged for Hospital Board

February 12, 1914 Governor Will Probably Name Republican to Succeed Former Senator Beasman —– Would Be Excellent Appointment —– One of the important places to be filled by Governor Goldsborough in the near future is a vacancy on the Board of Managers of the Springfield State Hospital — that is, the term of Former Senator […]

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For Springfield Hospital

February 12, 1914 Senator Campbell, of Baltimore county, has introduced a bill providing $140,000 for additional buildings at the Springfield Hospital at Sykesville.

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Visit to the Hospital

February 12, 1914 On Friday this week committees of the State Senate and House of Delegates will visit Springfield Hospital here. A special train will leave Annapolis at 11 o’clock a.m. and Camden Station, Baltimore, at 12 a.m. The committees will inspect the Hospital with a special view of reporting regarding the proposed $140,000 for […]

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For the Insane

February 12, 1914 A third insane hospital loan is proposed by Senator Campbell, who introduced a bill providing for an appropriation of $800,000, the money to be distributed as follows: $140,000 for additional buildings at the Springfield Hospital at Sykesville. $120,000 for additional buildings at Spring Grove at Catonsville. $140,000 for additional buildings at the […]

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How Patients Live at State Hospital

February 12, 1914 Note: This is only half the article. The first half is supposed to be on page 1, but despite what the paper says, the other half of the article seems to be completely missing. [Continued from First Page] go to the basement, where slippers are changed for shoes or boots and overalls […]

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Fowble Property Sale

February 12, 1914 By reference to an announcement made by Charles E. Fink, trustee of the Fowble estate, made in another column, it will be seen that the valuable real and personal property will be sold at the late home of Mr. Fowble, in this place, Saturday, March 7.

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Friday Night’s Event at State Hospital

January 8, 1914 Sykesville and the surrounding neighborhood is all agog over the entertainment given Friday in the new Amusement Hall at the Springfield State Hospital. Using an old trite phrase, “tickets have sold like hot cakes.” Judging from the carload of scenery that has been shipped from Baltimore, the performance promises to be the […]

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State Hospital

Springfield Board Meets with Governor Goldsborough December 11, 1913 The Springfield Hospital Board met Friday at Governor Goldsborough’s city office and submitted a report for October and November. On October 1 752 males and 591 females were inmates of the hospital. There were only 717 males and xxx females there on November 30. Dr. J. Clement Clark, […]

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Obituary – Mrs. Narcissa Beasman

December 4, 1913 Mrs. Narcissa Beasman, mother of former State Senator Johnzie Beasman, of Carroll County, died November 25th at the family home, near Freedom, from general debility. Mrs. Beasman was in her ninetieth year. She was one of the best known women in the county and was loved for her benevolences. She was a […]

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Vaudeville at Springfield

High Class Performance in New Hall November 11, 1913 Was Artistic Triumph (See the original for the story.)

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New Fire Company

October 30, 1913 As a result of The Heralds agitation Sykesville is to have a Fire Department, properly organized and properly equipped. The apparatus is to be put in first class condition and the expense has been guaranteed by three prominent business men. It will then be turned over to the new organization, which will […]

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