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f. B. ODER, Editor.
WtOfiTBPRQ, MD., JAN. 14,1882.
0* of the governor's reform meas
ures, made aiaw two years ago, en
tailed some loss upon the State. He
does not refer to the blessings secured
There is bad news for Brigadier-
Oeneral Bradley Tecumseh Johnson
in Lonaconing. Speakiag Wednesday
of the vices of the 0. L. D.’s, the Val
nabls Times appears to think the
country is mined again. 8.-G. S. T.
J. should keep his howling legions in
better line when the fight comes on.
The governor sends to the Legis
lature an apparently able, honest
message. His virtuous remarks touch
ing the sacred character of uamolest
ed sovereign suffrage are excessively
fine, especially after his visit to Alle
gany county during the late cam
paign. Our governor is a vigorous
writer, but a very ironical conti
It is a pity some of our business
men have seen fit to stop the use of
gas. That there are just grounds for
’this action we do not pretend to
affirm or deny. Each side has its
story. The gas authorities want to
make the works pay—a consumma
tion which, it is said, has so far never
bean reached. On the other hand,
consumers say this effort imposes a
tax altogether too heavy for them to
stand. A spirit of compromise seems
in order, for it will be an immense step
backward to return to coal oil and
candles for illumination.
Thb editer of the Cumberland News
Was in Washington, D. C., last Monday
and looked in on the Quitcau farccal
trial. He says Guiteau is sane. That
settles it. The assasin of President Gar
field must stretch hemp.—Lonaconing
Whenever yen enter Guitcau’s plea call
He ss a witness in your behalf.—Cumber
“Gnlteaa’s plea” Is “Inspiration,” Call
tut too—Frostburg Journal.
We meant the plea entered by Scoville
for Guiteau.— Cumberland News.
Wa accept the amendment. So that,
between the News and ourself, wo believe
we will get the Valley Times off.—Frost
burg Journal.
This thmg bids fair to string out as
long as the Guiteau trial.—Cumberland
That’s because you were not content for
ns, ss the darkey said, to “hit the last lick
fust I"—Frostburg Journal.
And still there Is as yet no news (neose)
at the end ef this.— Cumberland News.
Milton says “evil news rides a fast
herse; good nows goes slow,” or words
to that effect. Henoe, we will not
reach a conclusion of this thing un
til we Guiteau “the end."
An interesting letter from Mr. W.
H. Smith appeared in the Baltimore
Sun of Tuesday concerning the pro
posed ship-canal—a project in which
this region should feel vital interest.
Mr. Smith favors the Choptank route,
mainly because it affords a more di
rect opportunity for connection with
the proposed extension of the canal
from Georgetown across to the bay.
The matter is before Congress with
good prospect of success in securing
government aid this session. Mean
while, governor Hamilton and his
friends are doing their level best in
the Legislature to make the great en
terprise worthless to this coal region.
And many people here, totally blind
to their interests, are hurrahing for
Hamilton. In plain words —we are
asking a republican Congress to give
us the ship canal, and encouraging a
democratic governor of the State to
keep us from securing any of its great
The Oumbeiland News, speaking
by the card, states that Mr. Thomas
Brown will be re-appointed Mite
Inspector; that Mr. 0. J, Moat, uf
this place, Justice of the Peace, will
be retired to private life, and Mr. J.
S. Miller, of Westernpcrt, register,
will bear Mr. Moat company. What
Mr. Brown has done that Messrs.
Moat and Miller have failed to Jo, or
vice versa ,is not stated. It may be
that the government of the state is
about to be run solely upon the test
of enthusiastic loyalty to the execu
tive, and that note loaf nor a-fish
is to be throws to anybody but a
known member of hie body-guard.
However, (mark these words) two
years hence none will be so poor as
to do him reverence.
We emitted reference above to the
•tatement made by the News that
among the justices of the peace in
Cumberland who “must go” Mr. Alex.
King is named—this to make some
inquiry concerning his efficiency and
popularity as a public officer. In
formation from excellent quarters,
partially unfriendly to him politi
cally, represents him as one of the
very best magistrates in the county.
It remains to be seen, therefore,
whether he is to go down Merely un
der the ban of gubernatorial displeas
ure—whither a tenure with which
tke people are satisfied is to be de
stroyed because nobody of any conse
quence but the governor is dissatie
One of our exchanges says that the H.
A B. T. road is last becoming the principal
outlet for the cool of Georges Creek dis
trict of Maryland. Can such things be,
etc ’—Coal Tiade Journal.
Certainly, or nearly so. Governor
Hamilton regards the State’s interest
in the Chesapeake and Ohio canal
an an unproductive asset and doubt
less favors selling it. He would
knock it down very cheap to the
only bidder in market —the Bal
timore and Ohio railroad company.
The governor is said to be a large
stockholder in the B. & 0. and by so
much might thus become a purchaser
of a monopoly of our carrying-trade
down the Potomac liver. There are
several New York interests trying to
get to tho canal which may reach
there just in time to see the B. & 0.
pocket it. To this disaster they must
submit, or take the back track over
the "H.AB, TT
The Baltimore Times appears to be
is trouble—at least the Gazette inti
mated as much Tuts 'ay. It is be
lieved the affliction will be fatal. It
is only a few short days since Saturn,
Venus and Mercury held a heavenly
confab over the Times, and through
Mr. H. M. Jarrett, a Baltimore astrol
ogist, proclaimed it as destined te
immortality. Thus has it ever been
with millennial enterprises. Too
glorious for earth, they go ore we are
rware galloping “up the spout.”
What space the Times and its ap
pendages, Annapolis bureau and cap
tain brilliant inclusive, will occupy
in oblivion is a problem insolvable by
the usual processes of geometrical
It is not a little singular that the
governor nowhere in his otherwise
comprehensive message rv.iera to the
miners or mining interests of Allegany
and Garrett counties. Possibly the
Inspector had not sent his report
to His Excellency to remind him
of the existence of one of the
most important productive sections
of the State. If the Inspector had,
however, then it was regaided as a
very unimportant paper, fit to be
treated only with the most emphatic
gubernatorial contempt.
The rage for unpaid commissions
to investigate, study aud report upon
delicate questions to the next Legis
lature which pervades the governor’s
message, is not business-like nor just.
In the matter of taxation only rich
mon could serve, and this class gener
ally looks after the welfare of wealthy
interests anyhow. The system is al
ready sufficiently unequal; the gov
ernor's plan will make it more op
pressive upon labor, knowing, as he
does, that poor men cannot servo tho
State unpaid.
The Froalburg Journal quotes us ss
saying: “Wages in tbe coal region will
no doubt be higher in 1883, as there is
said to be a scarcity of miners.’’ This
item was not intended to apply to the dis
trict under the journalistic purview of the
Frostburg paper; any one conversant
with the state of affairs ought to know
this.—Coal Trade Journal.
We published the item, not as a
“local,” but under the heading of
“general items.” We did not apply -
it to this region or any other partic
ularly. If it applied to no region at
all it is not our fault.
A painful rumor comss from Cum
berland, through the Times, that the
Cumberland bar has at la t disagreed.
The trouble is over the selection of
carpeting for their room, and devel
ops a vast number of execrable tastes.
It will turn out probably that the
carpet manufacturers are culpable,
but our own judgment is—the diffi
culty arises from the exertion ct a
super-abundant diversity of legal and
intellectual aesthetics
Mu. B L. Tuknee moves to repeal
the tax on dogs. He is bound to see
that the burdens of government shall
(all lightly on one oppressed '.'lane of
constituents. We note this also as
the first great reform measure that
has gone in from Allegany county;
we shall wait breathlessly until it
passes unscathed tbe battle-ax of the
gubernatorial veto.
The young man who does the “po
litical ethics” business for the Balti
more Morning JTerald is a reckless
genius. Without regard to homo
geneity he mixes moral principles
with butterflies and blood. He is a
metaphorical crank—with a senten
tious twist cf thought.
Oapt. Tom McCabdell, late of
Colorado, has so far failed to knock
the persimmon. So also the annex to
the main building, euphemised as
“& Co.” The head of the concern
being all right, it must have collapsed
on account of a flaw in the tail.
The governor “splits the differ
ence," very fairly we think, between
the mortgage tax disputants. He
favors taxing the mortgagee for all
his instrument is worth, and the mort
gagor for the amount of asaetsment
upon his property uncovered.
The governor opposes conversion— t
of laws into advertisements ; he hard- i
ly be.Tivea in advertising anyhow. . <
Wkstkrnport, Md., Jan. 7,1882.
To tho Mining Journal;
The communication below was sent
to the National Labor Tribune for
publication, and the publishers re
fused to insert it. I therefore ask
you, as a matter of justice to me,
to allow me to correct the injustice
charged by tbe traveling correspond
ent of tbe National Labor Tribune
against me. Owen Riobdan.
Westbrnpokt, Md., Deo. 22,1881.
Editor National Labor Tribune:
This morning my attention was called
to a communication dated “Westernport,
Md., August 29,1881,” and signed by your
traveling correspondent, “Ben,” in which
he stated that under my leadership the
men went to work in the Virginia mine
for 50 cents per ton.
I deny every word contained in tho
charge (so far as it refers to myself) and
call on "Ben” to name any man or men
that I influenced to go to work In said
As the communication does not charge
me with digging coal for 50 cents per ton,
further comment on that point is unneces
I do positively deny using any influ
ence, private or public, to get men to
work in said mine, and do again renew
my demand on “Ben” to publish the names
of those mon so influenced.
Kow, Mr. Editor, I hope you will pub
lish these lines to correct this mistake
made by “Bun.”
Respectfully yours,
Owbn Riobdan.
The sting of reproach is the truth
of it.
Still new discoveries of gold
mines. Soon the precious metal may
be as the mud in the streets lor
Isabella Fuenaoe, near West
Chester, Pa., will be blown in again
in a few days, after having undergone
extensive repairs.
Dobino last year there were 251
mining accidents in the middle dis
trict of Luzerne and Carbon counties,
of which 79 were fatal.
Statisticians are at work in the
coke district gathering
information concerning that industry
for the use of the State bureau of
The miners connected with the
various mines operated by Charles
Parrish & Co., at Wilkesbarro, have
made a demand for an advance of 20
per cent, upon their labor.
Sailing through Hell Gate by the
light of electricity is tho next thing
promised. One hundred thousand
vessels annually prss through this
dangerous outlet to the ..tlantic.
Thebe is to be a do! ate on Friday
evening, January 20th, at Homestead,
Pa., between Father Taylor and Dr.
Audley on the question of Prohibi
tion. The “fur will fly,” and a large
audience will doubtless be on hand
to witness tbe fun.
The democratic caucus at Annap
olis Wednesday evening nominated
~M'• Barms Compton for re-election
as Stale Treasuier.
The republican caucus nominated
Mr, Encch Pratt lor the same posi
Mr. Compton was elected Thursday
A Red Child cp Quasi- Adoption.
—Postmaster Adreon is in receipt of
a letter from Mr. Allen Boyle Davis,
of Baltimore, acknowledging the
courtesy and promptitude of the
postmaster in having refunded to him
$2 86, postage overcharged to Mr.
Davis, on a package of curiosities
sent by an Ir.d an boy, of one of tbe
triles of the far West, to Mr. Davie
as ft Christmas present. Connected
with this circumstance is quite an in
teresting history. About the year
1865 a son of Mr. Davis was traveling
with Bishop Whipple in the far West
for the benefit of bis health. On
one occasion the bishop was invited
to perform the rite of baptism on an
Indian baby, whiph he did, bestowing
on tbe child the name of his compan
ion, the son of Mr. Davis. Young
Mr, Davis subsequently died, and, I
after a time, Bishop Whipple informed
Mr. A B. Davis of what had tran
spired. Mr. Davis and his family )
at once became interested in tbe |
little fellow, and, through correspond?!
enoe with ethers, kept track of him, I
and when the boy became old etough j
to write, he began a correspondence j
with “bis father and mother,” as he ■
styles Mr. and Mrs. Davis. Three!
years ago he conceived the idea of
' sending presents at Christmas cf bead |
work, bracelets and other articles 1
made from beads, us marks of grati
tude, to his Baltimore friends, and '<
this he has continued, makinv all the i
articles himself. The articles sent
last Ohiistmas were extremely beau
tiful and excited admiration. Not
being very well acquainted with
postal regulations, he sealed the pack
age so closely that it could not be ins
speoted, and this led to the large
Coal News. Bituminous ooal
operators all report a good enquiry
for their several specialties, and ex
pect that this year will show a larger
output at improved pi ices as compared
with last yean Quotations ate nom
inal at present, but our ratas are the
average realized and the conserva
tive element in the trade do not care
to see anything like a "boom" in prices. ■
The Clearfield district shows a total
output of 2,401,987 net tons, as com
pared with 1,739,872 tons during
1880; this ooal all passes over the
Tyrone and Clearfield branch of the
Pennsylvania Railroad, and appears
in their report of coal carried.
Certain parties affect to ignore the
premonitory tokens of a demand for
higher wages from the labor element
in ihe Anthracite coal mining indus
try. This appears to ns most injudi
cious, to say the least; those pperators
who agree quickly upon a rate for
the season's work will have the best
showing, financially, at the end of
the year.
During last year, there were 40,456
tons of ooal sent from Baltimore to
foreign ports, as compared with
52,356 tons the previous year.
Imports of foreign coal at the port
of New York, during last year, was
58,161 tous as compared with 86,047
tons during the preceding year.—
Coal Trade Journal.
Work in this region is suspended,
with the exception of a colliery or
two. It is neither a strike nor a
look-out. Several weeks ago the men
gave notice that they would, after the
first of January, demand fifty cents
per ton and just weight. The first
demand is just; the second, right
eous. A majority of the operators
and all the people are with the men,
aud under the circumstances, we do
not tee why woik should be long sus
pended.—Meyersdale Commercial.
The outlook for the bituminous
coal trade, not only for 1882, but for
future years, is very encouraging.—
New York Coal.
What is the reason a woman can
not, or if she can, will not, pour half
a cup of tea or coffee ?
Patti can speak seven different
languages, with her eyes shut and
both hands tied behind her.— Derrick.
The stomach is a mau.sboat friend,
but be uses it as if it were his worst
enemy. It is supposed to hold three
pints, but if one can't put four quarts
in it he feels disappointed and hungry.
Here rests his head upon the lap
of earth; a youth to fortune and to
fame unknown. Too much benzine
crept underneath his girt and played
the mischief with his temperate zoneT
A Prof, Gunning, up in Michigan,
is lecturing on, ‘'Alter Man, What?”
A Fort Wayne editor, who has been
there, rises to remark that it is gen
erally the sheriff or some woman.—
One wife entitles a man to stay at
home ; two wives mqy entitle him to
a place in tne penitentiary ; but three
or more may send him to the United
States Congress. Such is the care
fully graded system of punishment in
some cases.
There is nothing like being
graphic. A man who attempted to
give an idea of eternity said, “Why,
my friends, after millions and tril
lions of years had roiled away it
would Le a hundred thousand years
to breakfast time."
A colored preacher, in transla
ting to his hearer-i the sentence;
“The harvest is past, the summer
is over and we are not saved," put
in : “De corn has been cribbed, dere
ain’t any more work, and old Satan
is still fcolin’ wid dis community."
A burnt child fears the fire:
'Will yon hold my baby while I look
opt for my baggage ?" asked a woman
of a railroad employee in a Chicago
depot the other day. "No,” said the
man, “but I will bold yunr baggage
while you lock out for your baby."
He held a baby for a woman once
and she never came back for it, and
that was what made him so careful.
A Baltimore bridegroom overslept
himself Thursday morning, and a 1
wedding that was to have taken place '
at 7 a. m. had to be postponed until
j the same hour in the evening. The
| bride fairly cried her eyes out, and '
| the enraged father had bis old sword 1
I resharpened aud a horseman's pistol t
I freshly loaded; but ss Somnus was
the cause of the delay, there was no
blood shed.
_ _— i
1 Hebe is a man who has just stopped
his paper. What a miserable looking
creature he is. He looks as if he had (
been stealing sheep. How will he J
know what is going on, now that he
has stopped his paper? He will bor
row his neighbors paper. One of
these days he will break his leg, or f
be a candidate for office, and then the
paper wM| say nothing about it. That a
will te Ueating bin) just right, WiR
it not, little children ?
.to-...-. . -..i *•.., -i. /■* - * . . .
Have added to their Furniture Business,
They are fully prepared to supply
Coffios, Caskets and Burial Cases,
Trimmed in the FINEST STYLE for a great deal less money than the
■same articles are furnished elsewhere in the county. All our Funeral
Furniture is upholstered in the most tasteful manner. We have recently
purchased an ELEGANT HEARSE—the finest in the county—with
which we will deliver COFFINS, etc., purchased from us, Free of Charge I
Orders by telegraph promptly filled. [Sept 18-y
At the Old Stand !
Broadway Grocer,
Has in hand the finest assortment of STAPLE GROCERIES to b®
found in Frostburg. Also a general assortment of
thing else usually found in a first-class establishment of this kind.
Just received a choice lot of BUCKWHEAT FLOUR; also a
fine lot of New Holland HERRIKG.
With "quick sales aud small profits" lam bound to please my num
erous customers. A superior lot of pure Grape Wine a specialty.
Dee 3-8 t Broadway, Frostburg, Md.
Ladies! Ladies!
Large and Handsome
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Dee 17-tf Main Blrsef, Frostbnrs, Wd.
Respectfully can the attention of
the citizens of Proslburg and vicin
ity to his largo and handsome assort
ment of
Genuine Novelties
To he found in no other establishment in
town. His sfopk consists of ibo latest
American and Imported Attractions m
the way of
Also a complete lino of 'ALBUMS—
photograph, Autograph and Floral.
Of every desciiption for the e*eoito : re;
BOOKS entertaining and instructive;
School Booki a ipeciaity.
Would also ask an inspections of mv
PICTURES, fully believing that you will
pttiohaso before leaving.
Nuts. Fruits and Choice Confectionery
always on hand.
Mailt Streep, Proatburg, Md. 1
You Can’t Grumble
Cheap Prices!
WK beg leave to call the attention of
the citizens of this section to the
fact that we have the
Largest, Cheapest and Most
Complete Stock of
Dress Goods
What do you want, gentlemen f
If so we can sell it to you, or in fact we
c m sell you anything in the line of excel
Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes,.Queeneware, |
and everything usually found in a first
class -tore. McMILLAN BROS,
Wot 8-tf Main Street.
Miscellaneous Advertisements.
Facta Honest.
A GOOD Photograph of yourself
to a friend Is the most acceptable
Veiy Handsome Christmas Cards.
Albums, Frames, Pictures, &o,
I am also Agent for five Icsding Organs,
and the celebrated Stieff Pl.no. Come
and see mo. A. A. ROGERS,
Ntl7] Office ami Uallcrv on Bioadway.
(Te o7X7"wimoeiit,
Drugs, Medicines,
Fine Toilet IVotlonii,
WALL PAPERS-endless rariely of
pretty patterns,
WINDOW GLASS—tiI sizes, etc.
Prescriptions promptly and
carefully compounded.
May 7—tf
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