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The special train bearing the Knights Templar of Maryland and the District of Columbia on their return from the Twenty-ninth Triennial Conclave of the Grand Encampment which recently convened in the City of San Francisco, Cal., is now approaching the City of Ogden and we are thereby reminded that we will there part with Mr. Harvey, the special repre sentative of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in the West. Mr. Harvey joined us at Ogden, when we were westward bound and from that hour until the present moment he has been untiring in his efforts to make our journey and our stay in the West as safe and as pleasant as possible. He has by his constant forethought and energy, secured for us many privileges and pleasures which we would not have enjoyed and much of the success and pleasure of the trip has been due to him.

Gratefully appreciating all this, we take this means of expressing to him our gratitude, of assuring him of our best wishes, and expressing the hope that his success in his chosen profession may ever be as great as his efforts on our part have been.

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By request of the Knights Templar traveling in the Pullman car Havre" on their pilgrimage from Baltimore to San Francisco, Cal., I herewith enclose you a copy of a set of resolutions given Mr. Peter Harvey, your genial Passenger Agent, just before leaving him at Ogden. Trusting we may have the pleasure of meeting once more in the near future, your efficient and genial manager Mr. Harvey, I remain.

Courteously yours,


Past Grand Commander.




BALTIMORE, MD., September 16, 1904.

The occupants of the "Havre," one of the Pullman Sleepers conveying the Maryland and District of Columbia Delegation of Knights Templar to the Twenty-ninth Triennial Conclave, held in San Francisco, having learned, with deep regret, that Mr. Peter Harvey will leave us on our arrival at Ogden, take this means of expressing to him our realization of his thorough and efficient management of our trip since he assumed control and also our appreciation of his uniformly polite and courteous attention to the comfort and pleasure of the undersigned, both individually and collectively.

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WHEN love is permanent and pure, it knows no age, yet gracefully grows old beneath the lover's eyes, that dim with years, see not the silver among the strands of gold.

No man should be permitted to practice religion without a license of belief, certified to before the example of his life. SCIENCE is built upon a foundation of reason, and every day ordinary facts of the present.

THE mind fever of to-morrow's ambition often consumes the happiness of to-day's contentment.

LET us endeavor to live to-day before the theatre of our lives, so that those within the audience would applaud our efforts, should the curtain fall to-morrow.

How small the abilities of others appear, in the mirror of our own igno


A MAN who trifles with a woman's affection, is everything but a woman in sex, and a burlesque upon that.

CHARITY is only clearly defined by adding generosity and self-sacrifice together in two equal parts, combined with a flavor of concealment and a touch of mercy.

METHOD in all things, keep the corners of business free from the cobwebs of forgetfulness.

THE most substantial wealth, is the possession of knowledge and experience, which many may borrow, but none can destroy.

THE absolute monarchy of an erroneous custom, lives as an insult to the thinking world.

WHEN the night is long and sleepless, the wakefulness of doubt, often suggests the sweet illusion of a dreamless faith.

It should not be so much a question of ethical consideration as to what others think of us, as to how we regard ourselves.

THE mind pictures of perfect men (painted by the egotist), are generally only expurgated editions of themselves.

THERE is a line of regret drawn somewhere between our ambition and our conscience.

THOSE Who know and secrete their knowledge, are almost as bad as those who don't and parade it.

LOVE knows no law. It is the control of such sentiment that shows our strength, or demonstrates our weakness.

WHAT we say of others is generally a fair example of what we think of ourselves.

THE highest compliment we can pay to our own intelligence, is a willingness to admit equal intellectual integrity of another's opinion.

WE should train ourselves to forget if possible, those things that cannot be remembered without pain.

IT is a question that appeals to our intelligence whether a mortality of certainty, is preferable to an eternity of uncertainty.



Within the garden of our best intents,
One everlasting love flower blooms supreme,
Beyond all future dread, or past regrets,
Around the Shrine that guards our Mother-

No shadow falls across the halls of home,
Unless occasioned by her absence there,
No sweeter music than the voice we love,
Teaching child-life in the ways of prayer.

She who in spring-life lead our faltering steps,
Into the sun-light and amid the flowers,
Yet with her gray hair blowing in the wind,
Beside us in the tempest, shares the danger-

And in the winter of our doubt and pain
Leads us with faith towards the spring again,
So let us kneel in loving homage there,
Beside the Shrine of Mother, Home and Prayer




PORTSMEN desiring information concerning the

Ohio Railroad will find the following suggestions to their convenience.

Following the line from the east to the west, across the states of Maryland and West Virginia, every possible kind of game and fish can be found in abundance.

The Susquehanna River is famous for its shad fisheries and the Susquehanna Flats for duck shooting. The river forms the boundary between Cecil and Harford Counties, Maryland, emptying into the Chesapeake Bay at Havre de Grace, which is the most convenient town for sportsmen's headquarters, for this section. In both counties special game laws prevail aside from the regular state laws, made necessary for the protection of game on account of the superabundance thereof, and the possible greed of irresponsible hunters to bag more than a reasonable share. The laws are just and reasonable and fully appreciated by the legitimate sportsmen.

In the table of Open Seasons of Maryland, which is printed herein, is a full list of the various kinds of game, giving condensed information in regard to the seasons, license required, etc.

Between Harford and Baltimore Counties are the marshes of the Gunpowder River: widely known for snipe, rail and reed bird and duck shooting. The Gunpowder and its tributaries also abound in gudgeon," which are popular among small sportsmen in the early spring.

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Baltimore County, as well as Gecil and Harford, borders on the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay. The City of Baltimore, separate from the county, is on the Patapsco River, which forms the Baltimore Harbor, but the Chesapeake Bay proper begins about ten miles below the city.

Anne Arundel County lies south of Baltimore City, with its entire eastern border along the Patapsco River and Chesapeake Bay.

The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad from Baltimore to Washington crosses Howard and Prince George Counties, through a territory of no principal importance for any kind of game. West of Washington the line crosses Montgomery County and strikes the Potomac River at its confluence with the Monocacy River. From this point the Monocacy Valley extends northward through Frederick County, east of the Catoctin Mountains, the most beautiful agricultural section of Maryland. The river abounds in bass and the surrounding country in small game, such as squirrel, rabbit, pheasant and partridge or quail. It might be mentioned here that "partridge" and quail" are synonymous in the states of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, partridge being the term generally applied. West of the Ohio River the name of "quail" predominates.

From Washington Junction the main line of the railroad skirts the Potomac River through Frederick County and across a narrow strip of Washington County, crossing the river at Harper's Ferry, where the road enters West Virginia on its route across the Allegheny Mountains, following the border line for most of the distance between Maryland and West Virginia, with Washington and Allegheny Counties in Maryland on the north side of the Potomac, and Jefferson, Berkeley, Morgan. Hampshire and Mineral Counties in West Virginia on the south side, in the order named from east to west.

Throughout this territory of the Potomac River the sportsman will find good hunting in the mountainous section for wild turkey, partridge, squirrel, raccoon and rabbit; and in the small mountainous streams emptying into the Potomac trout are abundant. The Potomac River, formerly famous for black bass and pike, is not so well stocked as in former years. The same special laws governing fishing in the Potomac River cover Maryland. West Virginia and Virginia.

Among the stopping-off places in this territory most convenient to the sportsman are North Mountain, in Berkeley County, W. Va.: Cherry Run and Berkeley Springs, in Morgan County, W. Va.; Hancock, in Washington County, Md.; Great Cacapon, in Morgan County, W. Va., where the Great Cacapon River empties into the Potomac; and Green Springs, in Hampshire County, W. Va., on the Potomac River, from which a branch of the railroad runs down to Romney, in the same county. The western portion of Allegheny County, Maryland. and the northern portion of Mineral County, West Virginia, is mountainous and abounds in all kinds of game peculiar to hilly regions. The choice hunting grounds are best reached through Cumberland and Rawlins in Maryland, and Keyser and Piedmont in West Virginia.

Piedmont, W. Va., is at the foot of the great Allegheny plateau known as The Glades, which lies entirely in Garrett County, Maryland. The best trout fishing in the neighborhood is in the Savage River and its tributaries. On the plateau, which is one of the highest sections of the Alleghenies, are the summer resorts of Oakland, Mountain Lake Park and Deer Park. Here the Youghiogheny River obtains its source.

Some five or ten miles north of the railroad are the Meadow and Negro Mountains, from which choice trout streams wend their way to make up Deep Creek, emptying into the Youghiogheny River, and the Castleman River emptying into the Monongahela River.

A few miles west of Oakland the railroad leaves Maryland and enters West Virginia in Preston County, descending the Alleghenies from Terra Alta along the Briery Mountains through the famous Cheat River region, passing westward to Grafton, in Taylor County, and into the Tygart's Valley River region. The usual small game abounds in this section. The Cheat and Tygart's Valley Rivers are full of bass and Salmon, and all of the mountain streams are well stocked with trout. The Belington Branch of the Baltimore & Ohio southward from Grafton follows the Tygart's Valley River towards its source in the Cheat Mountains. Another division of the railroad runs southward from Clarksburg through Harrison, Lewis, Upshur, Braxton, Webster and Nicholas Counties, through a wild portion of the state. which affords some little deer hunting. Almost the entire state of West Virginia is wooded, hilly and dry and is reached exclusively by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and its branches.

The railroad runs directly northwest across the state of Ohio to Chicago Junction, from which point a branch line extends northward to Sandusky on Lake Erie. This portion of the state furnishes good duck shooting in the marshes and lowlands of Ottawa, Lucas and Sandusky counties. The most popular streams are Mud Creek. tributary to the Sandusky River; Crane Creek; Toussaint Creek; La Carpe: Sandusky Bay and Maumee Bay. The fishing grounds of Lake Erie in the neighborhood of Sandusky need no introduction.

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(sale), Calvert, Kent, Washington (State Law), Nov. 1 to Dec. 25.


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Nov. 15 to Jan. 15
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Nov. 15 to Jan. 15
Nov. 1 to Jan. 10
.Oct. 15 to Jan. 15
Nov. 10 to Jan. 10
Nov. 15 to Dec. 15
Nov. 1 to Feb. 1
.. Nov. 1 to Dec. 1
Nov. 1 to Dec. 20
Nov. 15 to Dec. 25
Sept. 1 to Jan. 15

Nov. 10 to Jan. 1
Nov. 1 to Jan. 1

Quail (or Partridge) - Baltimore, Baltimore City (sale), Charles, Kent,

Harford.. Montgomery Somerset Washington.... English

Nov. 15 to Dec. 15

Nov. 1 to Dec. 1

Nov. 1 to Dec. 1

Sept. 1 to Jan. 1 After April 11, 1905 .Aug. 12 to Dec. 25


Queen Anne.
St. Mary

Worcester (9).

June 15 to Jan. 1

June 15 to Jan. 1

Nov. 1 to Dec. 1

Nov. 1 to Dec. 1

Nov. 1 to Dec. 21

July 1 to Jan. 1 July 5 to Feb. 1 July 5 to Feb. 24 ..July 5 to Jan. 1 ..July 12 to Dec. 25

June 15 to Feb. 1 .Nov. 10 to Feb. 1

Plover (State Law), Aug. 15 to May 1,


Anne Arundel Prince George Carroll



Pheasant-(State Law), Nov. 1 to Dec. 25, except:

Anne Arundel Howard

Prince George

Nov. 10 to Dec. 25 Nov. 10 to Dec. 25 Nov. 10 to Dec. 25

Dorchester (State Law) Nov. 10 to Feb. 1
Somerset (State Law).. Nov. 10 to Feb. 1
Wicomico (State Law).. Nov. 10 to Feb. 1
Worcester (State Law) Nov. 10 to Feb. 1
Garret (6)..
Nov. 1 to Dec. 1
Wild Turkey-Baltimore, Baltimore
City (sale), Calvert, Caroline, Charles,
Frederick, Prince George, Talbot
(State Law), Nov. 1 to Dec. 25.
Oct. 15 to Jan. 1
Dorchester (State Law), Nov. 10 to Feb. 1
Somerset (State Law).. Nov. 10 to Feb. 1
Wicomico (State Law). Nov. 10 to Feb. 1
Worcester State Law) (7) Nov.10 to Feb. 1
Nov. 1 to Dec. 1
Nov. 10 to Dec. 25
Not lawful
Nov. 1 to Mar. 1
Nov. 1 to Jan. 1

Montgomery. Washington. Anne Arundel. Carroll

St. Mary, Washington (State Law), Cecil

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Unprotected Harford...

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Sept. 1 to Dec. 1

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Cecil Charles..

(1)-Killing by other means than shooting prohibited Nov. 1 to Jan. 15.

(2)—Except in Dames Quarter Election District No. 11, where rabbits are protected until April 8, 1904.

(3)—Ch. 587. Acts 1900.

(4.-Except in Dames Quarter Election District No. 11, where protected until April 8, 1904.

(5,-Ch. 587, Acts 1900

(6) --According to an act passed in 1900, prohibiting the shooting of “any pheasant” during stated season. If the term quoted applies only to ruffed grouse, the open season for imported pheasants is Nov. 1 to Jan 1, as fixed by the general laws of 1898

.Oct. 15 to Jan. 1 July 2 to Jan. 1 ..July 2 to Jan. 1 July 4 to Jan. 15 July 15 to Dec. 25 June 10 to Jan. 1 July 5 to Feb. 24

other Wild Fowl-(State Law)

Nov. 1 to April 10, except:

Anne Arundel (wild fowl on Magothy,
South and Severn Rivers (10)...........
.Oct. 1 to May 1
Caroline (ducks) (10).. Sept. 15 to April 1
..... Special local provisions
Cecil (10)
Harford (10).....Special local provisions
Charles (10) (acorn or genuine duck),

(State Law). ......Oct. 1 to April 10 Dorchester (10)..Special local provisions Summer duck......Jan. 10 to Nov. 10 Somerset (duck, except wood duck)

Oct. 1 to April 1 Wood or summer duck.Sept.1 to Jan. 1 Goose (10).. Nov. 1 to April 1 Talbot (wild fowl except summer-duck, on Great Choptank River)...

Oct. 10 to May 1 Wicomico (10) (wood or summer duck) Sept. 10 to Jan. 1 Summer duck (10)..Sept. 10 to Jan. 1 Worcester (10) wood or summer Sept. 1 to Mar. 1


(7)-It is not clear whether the intent of the law is to protect the wild turkey in these Counties for this season or to leave it unprotected. However, the bird is practically extinct in this section.

(8)-Also in month of July.
(9) Also in month of July.

(10-Otherwise as stated in State Law, Ch. 206, Acts 1898, April 10 to Nov. 1.

In Harford County it is unlawful to hunt, trap, expose for sale, etc., any pheasant, partridge, robin, rabbit or woodcock on any general election day in November.--Acts 1902, Ch. 68.


Licenses for Non-Residents.

In all the Counties of the State, except Allegany, nonresidents are now compelled to secure license before they can hunt. The license is issued by the Clerk of the Circuit Court in all the Counties except Wicomico, where the County Clerk is charged with this work. In all of the Coun tles except the following, land owners or residents may invite non-residents to hunt on their own lands or with them, in which case no license is required. This does not apply to Kent, where even if invited by a resident the non-resident must take out license, costing $5 (Acts 1894, Ch. 501). Caroline, Dorchester (except relatives of blood or by marriage), Garrett, Kent (see above), Somerset (unless accompanied by resident), Talbot, Wicomico (unless accompanied by resident) and Worcester.

The following Counties require license. To the amount of the license must be added the clerk's fee of 50 cents: Garrett, $25; Charles, Prince George's, St. Mary's, $20; Frederick, Kent ($5 if invited by land owner), Montgomery, $15; Baltimore, Calvert, Carroll, Cecil (wild water fowl), Harford, Somerset, Washington, Wicomico, Worcester (wild fowl), 810; Talbot, 89.50; Howard, $7.50; Cecil (upland game and shore birds), 85; Caroline, Dorchester and Queen Anne's, $4.50. Most of them are good for one year from date of issue and are non-transferable.

In Washington County no license is required from resi dents of the District of Columbia and land owners may invite any non-resident to hunt on their own land (Acts 1902, Ch. 379).

The term "State Law" is used to indicate the seasons fixed by the public general law of 1898, Ch. 206. In contradistinction to the special county laws. The seasons which apply to the whole State or a majority of the Counties are set forth after the words "State Law:" those relating only to special Counties, in line with that County. In case of conflict the local law prevails.

Muskrat, Raccoon and Otter.

Chapter 503, Acts 1902, makes it unlawful to trap, catch or kill, or have in possession, if trapped, caught or killed in this State, any otter, raccoon or muskrat between April 1 and January 1. Penalty, $5 to $20. Not to apply to the following Counties: Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Harford,

Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's, Queen Anne's,
St. Mary's, Washington and Worcester.

This chapter supersedes Chapter 264, Acts 1902, and is the law governing these animals.

Export of Game.

Export of game is prohibited by State laws in the following Counties.

Anne Arundel-Quall, partridge, pheasant, woodcock from county-penalty, $5 for each bird.

Calvert-Rabbit, partridge, woodcock from county (for sale, barter or trade)-penalty. $10.

Caroline-Rabbit, quail, partridge, woodcock from county -penalty, $5 for each rabbit or bird.

Frederick-Squirrel, partridge, pheasant, woodcock from

county-penalty, $50.

Garrett-Quail, partridge, pheasant, wild turkey, woodcock from county-penalty, $5-$25, or imprisonment until fine is paid.

Kent Squirrel, rabbit or any bird for sale from countypenalty, $30.

Montgomery-Partridge, pheasant, wild turkey for sale from county-penalty, $10.

Queen Anne-Rabbit, partridge, woodcock, for sale from county-penalty, $5 for each bird.

Somerset-Squirrel, rabbit, partridge, pheasant, dove, woodcock, duck, goose from county-penalty, $5-$25 for each animal or bird.

Washington-Deer, squirrel, rabbit, partridge, pheasant,
wild turkey for sale from county-penalty, $10-$20.
Wicomico and Worcester-Quail or partridge from both
Counties considered as one territory-penalty, $5-$25.

Sale of Game.

Restrictions on sale of game in the following counties: Anne Arundel-Quail, partridge, pheasant, woodcock. Baltimore City-Ruffed grouse, sale permitted October 1 to December 25. Frederick-Squirrel, partridge, pheasant, woodcock. taken in county. Garrett-Quail, partridge, pheas ant, wild turkey, woodcock for export from county. Montgomery-Partridge, pheasant, wild turkey for export. Washington-Deer, squirrel, rabbit, partridge, pheasant, wild turkey, taken in county. Wicomico and Worcester-Quall or partridge for export (both Counties considered as one territory).

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Ruffed Grouse......Oct. 15 to Dec. 15
.Oct. 15 to Dec. 15
Pinnated Grouse...Oct. 15 to Dec. 15

Prairie Chicken....Oct. 15 to Dec. 15
Wild Turkey.......Oct. 15 to Dec. 15
Virginia Partridge (Quail)

Oct. 1 to April 1

Wood Duck
Wild Duck (all species), Oct. 1 to April 1
Wild Goose..
.Oct. 1 to April 1


...Oct. 1 to April 1

March 1 to July 1 ..July 15 to Nov. 1

.Nov. 1 to Dec. 20 Blue Winged Teal..Oct. 1 to April 1 Mallard....... Oct. 1 to April 1 injure the skunk or polecat, except in the defense of property, in the Counties of Jackson, Marshall, Wood and Brooke. Any person found with recently killed skunk or polecat skins in his possession shall be presumed to have killed the same. Any person violating any provision of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $20 and not more than $50 for each offense (fines varying according to the offense); and at the discretion of the Court or Justice trying the case, may be confined to the county jail not exceeding ten days.

It is unlawful to chase or hunt deer with dogs within this State at any time. No person shall at any time kill fawn when in its spotted coat, or have the fresh skin of such fawn in his possession. No person, firm or corporation shall at any time kill or have in possession deer, wild turkey, quafl, pheasant or ruffed grouse, or any part of same, with the intention of sending or transporting the same, or have the same sent or transported beyond the limits of this State.

It is unlawful for any person to kill more than twelve quafl or partridge in any one day; and for any person at any time to catch by seine, net or trap, wild turkey, ruffed grouse, pheasant, quail or Virginia partridge.

It is unlawful for any person, by the use of swivel or pivot gun, or by the aid of push boat or sneak boat, used for carrying such guns, to catch, kill or wound or destroy, upon any of the waters, bogs, rivers, marshes, mudflats, or pursue to cover to which wild fowl resort within this State, wild duck, wild goose or brant.

It is unlawful for any person at any time to catch, kill or

It shall be unlawful for any person not a citizen of the State of West Virginia to hunt in any of the Counties of this State without first having obtained a license from the Game Warden. A non-resident of the State may procure a hunter's license by filing his affidavit with the Clerk of the County Court and on the payment of $15, to which shall be added the recording fee of $1. Such license when secured will be good in all Counties for one year from date of issue.

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