An article in the Feb. 22, 1913, edition of The Argus the return of an unwanted visitor.

The dog poisoner who has been causing considerable alarm among the owners of valuable canines in Catonsville for some time is again at work.

The pretty collie dog of Patrolman August Peters, living on Mellor avenue, was found Thursday morning the victim of poison in her master's yard. The dog was considered the prettiest of its kind in this part of Baltimore county.


After keeping their wedding a secret for eight months, Miss Ethel Dykes, of Oella, daughter of James Dykes, and Benjamin Peters, eldest son of Patrolman August Peters, announced to their friends several days ago their wedding which took place in Wilmington, Del., on June 19 last.

On the day of the marriage, both the bride and groom stated to their parents that they were going on an outing down the bay. Instead, they went to Wilmington. They returned to their respective homes, where they have since resided, keeping their secret until a few days ago. Mr. and Mrs. Peters are residing at Oella.


Joseph Kulback is proudly exhibiting to his friends about a peck of coffee grains that he grew on his place at Catonsville. Several years ago, Mr. Kulbach received some coffee seeds from a friend in Brazil which he planted in his garden. Believing the Maryland climate too cold for coffee-growing, he did not think the seed would amount to anything, and was surprised several months later to see tiny sprouts poke their way through the ground. The plants thrived, and in about two years, when three feet in height, began to bear. The grains grow in pods similar to peas, with from three to five grains to the pod. Mr. Kulbach has supplied his own table and that of several friends for several months with the coffee.


William Weihrauch, a letter-carrier at the Catonsville Postoffice, is the owner of a hen that has become familiar with the advantages of the parcel post system. One afternoon recently, while her owner was on his way to the postoffice in his buggy to make his last delivery for the day, she laid an egg in the vehicle.

Mr. Weihrauch, who delivers to the northwest section of Catonsville, makes two trips daily. After the morning one, he returned to his home on Mellor avenue and after placing the horse in the stable, went into the house for dinner. While her master was satisfying his appetite, Biddy flew into the buggy and finally crept beneath a heavy leather curtain under the seat. About 3 o'clock, Mr. Weihrauch harnessed up and went to the postoffice for his afternoon trip. He discovered that he had several large parcel post packages to deliver. So going to the rear of the buggy to deposit them, he discovered a large brown egg. Upon further investigation, he found the hen perched beneath the seat. He attempted to capture the fowl, but she flew out into the street, and it was only with the assistance of his fellow-letter-carriers that she was cornered.

75 Years Ago

An article in the Feb. 18, 1938, edition of The Catonsville Herald and Baltimore Countian reported the successful outcome of a community protest regarding a new liquor license.

Because of a strong protest from the community, the Dickey Athletic Club of Oella this week withdrew its application for a beer and wine club license. The withdrawal of the application was made at a meeting of the Board of Liquor License Commissioners at Towson.

When the club first made application for a license, the Board refused to grant it. An appeal was taken to the State Board, which upheld the Baltimore County Board's action in refusing the license.


The Herald was pleased and proud to have as its guests at the Alpha Theatre this week more than three hundred women of Catonsville and vicinity, who attended the showings of the motion picture cooking school, "The Bride Wakes Up".

Reports pouring into the office indicate that the picture was educational and helpful, as well as entertaining. We are glad to know this.

The picture was brought here by The Herald as part of this paper's service to the community. We shall continue our efforts to serve the community in every possible way within the proper function of a progressive newspaper.