100 YEARS AGO
July 25, 1913
If William Shakespeare had come to life and appeared in the office of Justice Fabian Posey yesterday afternoon, he could have gathered material for another "Merchant of Venice." It is true, the question at issue did not involve a pound of flesh cut from next to the heart, but the head of a goose lopped off by an axe in the hands of Mrs. Sarah Perkins, of Reel's Mill, when the bird stuck its head through a hole in the fence around the neighboring yard of John Esworthy.
Lockjaw developed in the case of Dover Morrison, the employee of the Hagerstown and Frederick Railway, who was severely shocked, bruised and cut when 33,000 volts of electricity passed through his body at the company's sub-station in Thurmont on July 16.
50 YEARS AGO
July 25, 1963
A new tractor-trailer was completely demolished at about 11:45 Wednesday morning when it was struck broadside by the locomotive of a Pennsylvania freight train at the railroad crossing in Keymar. The trailer was of the tank kind which hauls dry cement and was the property of the Mitchell Transport Co. of Union Bridge.
A sharpshooter has been playing havoc with a flock of geese owned by Harold Weisberg near Hyattstown. Since last weekend 21 white Emden geese have been found slain in the pasture fields. Mr. Weisberg said that the slaughter of his fowl is apparently the results of someone shooting targets.
20 YEARS AGO
July 25, 1993
(This date is a Sunday. The Frederick News-Post did not publish a Sunday edition at this time.)