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J. BENSON ODER, Editor.
YOL. XL. NO. 34 sternls Are offering some very good values in Press Goods DURING MAY. THE Citizens National Bank QF F 5 ROST BURG. Capital,sso,ooo.oo. Surplus and Undivided Profits,s72,ooo.oo The Savings Department - - Its Advantages: IT takes care of your money when ANY amount from One Dollar up waiting other investment. J* can be deposited, and Interest The money earns interest from the added to Principal twice a year, day it is deposited. KT Pass-Books are issued to every It can be withdrawn at any time. Depositor. QUrWE PAY 3 PER CENT. INTEREST. BETTER BEGIN NOW. ji The Big Store at the Growing X End of Town calls especial atten- “ j. tion this week to- > B Wail Paper, Mattings, Linoleums, Oilcloths H R in all widths, Window Blinds, Porch :: x Screens, Wire Netting in all widths. All kinds of Garden Seeds and Tools. x H Yours for business, H H THE H. B. SHAFFER CO. x xxxxxxxxxxxxxixxxxxxxxxxxxk Any Little ROASTER, That is a NICE Little Roaster, Is the Right Little Roaster FOR YOU! For the Little Price of Ten cents! Now on display in the show window at THE BIG BLUE BELLI They are going rapidly. This entire lot to be sold at the little price of-- 10 cents. Stop and take a look at them, and yon are sure to buy one or more. The ladies are “De-lighted” with them. Earnestly yours for the Roaster business, Mining fiEfe Journal. FROSTBURG, MD., SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1911 1893 ESTABLISHED 1911 Dr. I.L. RITTER, DENTIST, 19 Broadway, [J7] Frostburg, Md. Dr. J. M. PORTER, DENTIST ■pEARCE BUILDING, Union street, -L Frostburg, Md. Sept 11 W. Md. ’Phone 38-2 FOR SALE. -—e DWELLING AND LOT, 143 Spring street, Frostburg, Md. Owner wants to sell on account of leaving town. Apply to— HOCKING & HOHING. . Fidelity Bank, Frostburg, Md. For Sale! -® —- Property in Grahamton, opposite Jumbo station, consisting of 1J acres of ground improved by a— > 5-ROOM HOUSE, Stable and Outbuidings. Apply to— ’ E. J. STOKES, 1 116 E. Union St., FROSTBURG, MP. j ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦*♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦<♦♦*♦*♦♦ IU No Us! i: “TelllltlTo ThelNeighbors” I . o THAT 2 [\\ C. Iv. DeLAUTER | ' ;; rpkAKES a SPECIALTY of t } i: / l Weaving Carpets, f ' < ► And will Pay Freight on All 5 r J I Goods One Way. Z ) ;; MEYERSDALE, PA. f JOHN CHAMBERS, Justice of the Peace. AND Collector of Claims of All Kinds, Union St., [Jy 4] Frostburg, Md. Commencement Cards, Programs, Folders, Invitations, etc. A fine line. Call and see samples. THE MINING JOURNAL. ipCKLOANSi I From $5.00 Up! \ Anywhere in Allegany County, Md., J l Mineral County, W. Ya., and J t Bedford County, Pa., | 1 To owners of Furniture and other 1 ♦ Chattels and to Salaried Em- £ t ployees, without security. ♦ 1 Can be repaid in weekly or I | monthly payments to suit your | f income. ♦ l Prompt, Courteous and Conti- \ Idential Treatment. t People’s Loan Co., Room 31, Third Floor, ♦ Third National Bank Buiding, I ♦ CUMBERLAND, MD, I X CALI, PHONE or WRITE! I HAVE YOU A HOUSE That is Not Insured P If So, You Should Place a Policy On It To-Day, Or To-Morrow Before You Dine. YOU should place the risk, too, with standard companies, such as are availa ble at the D. P. Miller & Co. * Agency. Any policy is good until a fire occurs, but then it is you want a pledge of indemnity for loss worth its face in gold. - Apply at once. J. B. Oder, Representing D. P. MILLER & CO., Mining Journal Office, 32 East Union St., March 25] FROSTBURG, MD. ANT INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER. Jj < jjrwvvvvvvvwwv wvvvvvvvvwwwwwvwwwwvvwwwvww P < \ 1881 1911 J > | l THIRTY YEARS AGO. I j l 1 1 <J J ( J The Items Below Were Current Duriag Week Ending J > * J May 28, 1881. < $ <e j <j &WVWVWWWVVVWWWVVVWWTifWTII , VWWWWTWVVWWVW^ John A. Blatteau advertised for 100 chestnut poles for completion of tele phone line—to be delivered along Na tional Pike between Clarysville and Frostburg. ij George Tucker, colored, got into trouble by stoning the house of his brother-in-law—Charles Arnold. a. - Rev. J. Ruhl was elected chairman of the board of School trustees for Frostburg; J. P. Kelley for Eckhart; J. M. Mattingly for Mattingly, near Mt. Savage; O. G. Barchus for Bar e ton, and Salem Koontz for Midland. iS Visitors to Frostburg were Rev. J. B. VanMetre, of Baltimore; John B. Cruise, of Erie, Pa.; Gen. W. B. t Hazen, chief of U. S. Signal Service Bureau; Mrs. John M. Hewitt, teach er of the blind, Baltimore, and Olin Beall, of Charlestown, W. Va. Arthur B. Largent and Henry W. Wegman went to Pittsburg, Pa. L J. W. S. Cochrane, school board sec r retary, was in town looking for a site ► for the Bowery-street school-house. £ “The building is assured,” he said; £ “but the site is scattered.” r Monday evening two young men ► held a joint debate and “fell out” over L the question—“which of us is the bet r ter man?” It was agreed to go out of ► corporate limits —to the grounds south L of the Broadway terminus and finish, r Both stripped to the waist and fought ► nearly an hour. Result—a draw. y About 150 witnessed the buot. Jour £ nal denounced the affair discreditable ► to all, spectators included. The Vale Summit Base-Ball Club was due in Cumberland to play the Warren club Monday, May 30, club and friends to go on special train on new railroad. A good many visitors to Dan’s Rock. Business Movements. The Waverly Oil Works Company, of Pittsburg, Pa. make an offer this week of interest to everybody who uses oil —for light or lubrication. Products of their refineries seem to have merit, especially in purity—a quality which, for lighting purposes particularly, is especially desirable. The company caters also to automo hile-owners in both oil and gasoline. A note from C. E. DeEauter, Mey ersdale, Pa., acknowledging commen datory reference last week to his mer cantile agency, states that he is suc ceeding better than anticipated. “At i same time,” said he, “weaving is still going on, so customers need not fear that I will let that department suffer.” John Morgan, of Spring street, has gone to Elkins, W. Va., to take em ployment under the Western Mary land Railroad Company. The Morrison Music Company, of Cumberland, extensive dealers in . pianos, organs, talking machines, etc., furnish an excellent opportunity for display of skill, accompanied by at tractive rewards contingent upon ar ’ tistic success, aggregating nearly ■ S6OO. The winner of the first prize ■ will get a $350-piano outright. Read the entire advertisement carefully; then go to work and win. George H. Miller announces a flower sale for every day until Decoration Day. Always a choice collection. That is an important notice that E. L. Betz, “the Down-Town Jeweler,” ' issues to-day. If that watch left with ' him for repair has not been called for ■ and paid for by June 19th, it will be ’ offered and sold to somebody else. J. Arnold Vandiver, three years a clerical officer of the Consolidation | Coal Company, has resigned and gone ■ to West Virginia to investigate the at ! tractions of several positions which | lure him over there. ! Frank Nairn has rented, and will oc ’ cupy the Journal’s former site—22 ► Broadway, and conduct a plumbing ► establishment therein. y The Sick. John R. Keller, plumber, housed I on Bowery street with a real case —not an instance or circumstance, of mumps, is out again. James Stevens, of Mt. Pleasant street, is suffering with asthma. Mrs. William Brown has returned from a Baltimore hospital, milch im ’. proved in health. George Bennett, residing on Walnut ® Level, is painfully ill with asthma. William Hosken, jr., of Bowery e street, was taken ill while at work in J the mine one day last week with h . [_ pneumonia, and is still ill. Miss Nellie Kyle is in Western Mary land Hospital under surgical treat ment. She entered a few days after j her brother —Irving, had left, much improved. They live on Loo street. 0 A tight-rope lunatic walked across Union street from the summit of the Keller building to the summit of Paul’s d Opera House. Wednesday, May 25,1881, Miss Ellen o Porter was married to Mr. John P. s Shuckhart by Rev. J. P. Wilson, all of Prostburg. n George A. Brewer, editor of the r Western Coal Journal , visited Eureka . Springs, Ark., and reported 40,000 peo r pie living there, but not one cat! John Welsh died near Rawlings Sta tion, this county, Sunday, May 22, 1881, aged 75 years. He was a brother of Mrs. Aden Clary, of this place. ' William Downey died in Cumber s land Tuesday, May 24, 1881, aged 53 " years. He was the father of Mrs. J. 1 M. Zimmerly, of this place. George W T illiam Hosken died in this . place Thursday, May 26, 1881, in the 23d year of his age. An entertainment given by pupils of 5 the Maryland Institution for the Blind . in Paul’s Opera House was attended ; by a houseful of people. Solos, duets, trios, quartets, choruses and readings j were excellently rendered. One little r miss, totally blind, read the 23d Psalm . with great effect. f The C. and P. station was burglar i ized Tuesday night, May 24th, and . about SIOO taken. Two men arrested t in Lonaconing, but discharged. A picnic by Arion Band “on the ' tapis” for Saturday, May 28th. Latest news—in effect that Henry Loveridge, president of the new rail > road, declined to accept compromise : crossing proposal of Board of Public > Works. 1 On his way to Midlothian Saturday, May 21st, Daniel Warn, of Bowery . street, captured aground-hog. Mutual Disappointment. , A Cumberland lawyer denies that i he told another lawyer the story about i No. 3, who not long ago secured a di- J vorce for a snappy colored woman. > The other day she stepped into his office and flounced somewhat uncer ; taiilly into a chair. “Can Ido something for you?” in • quired No. 3 expectantly. “Why, yassah, yassah! I b’leeve so!” responded the client; “I jest drapped in to see if my ammonia have been paid in yit!” Advice to One, Two, Three—or More. Say, Frostburg pessimist, what are you thinking of ? Are you down on your own luck so i hard that you believe it is. the town’s . misfortune ? If so, come off, and— Just think of the merriest tune you . know — Something that is jolly —that can’t go slow. Nothing that is solemnly sweet will do, Or you will still feel even worse than blue! Hum, cackle or whistle, chortle or sing Something rhyming that’s crammed with life and swing— Something that’s merry and cheery and goes Right down in the heart and into the toes, And sets them all jingling before one knows. You will find in only a little while That old Trouble, himself, will have to smile. “Sounded Considerate.” Away in the night I heard a noise, got up, looked out and saw a fellow t taking our gate. Recognizing him, I went to see his father. “Look here!” I said—-“I saw , your son taking our gate last night!” “Well, why didn’t you tell him to stop?” asked he. “I was afraid he might take a 5 fence!”— Gen. Kear Hosken. Warm Time. The Garrett-county commissioners [ made a cut of $4,700 in the school ap t propriation for the current year—for H the purpose, it is alleged, of forcing E.’A. Browning to resign the office of superintendent. Which means short t er terms, poorer paid teachers and less education. The fight over Brown j ing, like the Cumberland water scrap, _ has been warm. Indeed, one editor went so far as to call another a “bray ing burro.” Forging Rapidly Along. Nearly all the masonry and most of | the grading have been completed on the Western Maryland extension, and every day’s work now accomplishes a - long stride toward the finish. “Where - will the Frostburg station be located?” r That depends considerably upon l whether you live on Federal Hill or in the Growing End, J Improvements. ► George W. Griffith’s new cafe, 84 East Union street, has been the scene f this week of some active up-to-date £ work in the installation of its equip > ment. The cafe is called “The Oak j| land,” from the fact that all the pretty ► furniture is solid oak. J The G. E. Pearce Drug Company J also turned in and set up a new, fine D and large iceless soda-water fountain * this week. Outfit and outfitter came s from Baltimore; work began Tuesday, b and now it is in full flow, with all the s modern liquid dainties, known any where between Paris and Portland are i available. Italian marble, delicately rounded, shaped and adorned, con f stitute the ensemble of probably the prettiest interior in town. t Political. Benjamin Jenkins, town councilman and solid citizen, is an avowed Frost burg candidate for County Commis sioner. Mr. Jenkins is a safe and sane administrative officer; has always “made good,” and will do so in the higher and wider area of duty to - whose performance he aspires. 5 - Population. An announcement by the Director > of the Census Monday gives Allegany s county a population of 62,411, as fol lows: F White 60,893 [ Negro 1,517 [ Chinese 1 The Chinaman must live in Frost i burg—not the one, however, who , smilingly reported several years ago ! that “the Chlistian gennleman who hit me with a blick is in a hosplital — all samee.” I Iu the Realm of Fraternity. About 35 members of Mountain Lodge, No. 99, A., F. and A. M., went to Westernport last Sunday afternoon , and added much eclat to Hiram Lodge’s 55th anniversary memorial. , Rev. J. N. Beall, D. D., of this place, preached eloquently. Returned home, the party reported having been royal ly received and entertained by the Westernport Masons. Friday of last week, 12th inst., Frost burg City Lodge, No. 88, Knights of Pythias, paid Mrs. John Stevens, of this place, $367, on account of death of her husband several weeks ago. Journalistic. The Congregationalist says “the Mining Journal still holds the lead, with brother Oder at the helm.” Relics of Pioneer Mining. While at work in old “Boston” mine, near Eckhart, Thursday, 11th inst., John Tippen, of Allegany, found two relics of pioneer mining in this region —a pick and lamp, both rusty and wasted, but still retaining shape enough to easily see what they were once. Mr. Tippen and others believe that they must be quite 100 years old, as it is certain that coal was mined in old “Boston” early as 1815 and wagoned to what was still called “Fort Cum berland.” At that time, too, many mining im plements were imported. In this in stance, the lamp is remembered as one of an old German type that prevailed a long time here; that the miner hung upon the wall, or prop, instead of on his cap. Underground Tourists. Four students of the Department of Geology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, went to Grantsville Mon day, where they will look into the mineral structure and deposits of the Casselman river basin. In the inter est of the University they are touring the mineral regions of Maryland for such information as can be obtained for instructive purposes. Here they sought comparative data for identifi cation with similar geological char acteristics elsewhere, and were very successful. Their names are Oliver B. Hopkins, C. Wythe Cook, H. Bass ' ler and W. A. Price. Brevities. 1 At behest of city the railroads entering Cleveland, 0., are going to build a “belt line,” costing 16 millions. The one needed in Frost burg will cost something less than a million —that’s all! i A Cumberland poet did his level . best to make “hot air” rhyme with . “liar.” A Favor Rewarded. Ambrose Morris, of National, lost a ( cow for a week and could not find her, but Willie Seamon, little son of Mr. and Mrs. John Seamon, a neighbor, . traced, found and drove her home. Mr. Morris appreciated the courtesy so highly that he gave little Willie $5 in reward. Drawn Jurors. : The Grantsville contingent of jurors i drawn recently by judge Henderson ! for service at the next term of the l Garrett-county Circuit Court compris : es Messrs. David D. Broadwater, Hen ’ ry J. Zehner, Francis M. Garlitz, i ; Stephen F. Broadwater, Simon M. i Yoder, Marshall H. Lohr, William H. Swauger and Jacob L. Kinsinger. HENRY P. COOK, Manager. WHOLE HO. 2,062 He Was luuoceat. 1 Bay yeminy, faller vat know mae 2 hae say hae know mens vat say hae 2 bane fufty-sax jears old an’ hae nav - ver yit left hes hat to a woman! An’ Yohn Bannatyne hae say det T mens lak det ought to be knock down an’ dragged out. , An’ faller vat know mae hae say hae , tal’ Yem Ratigan sem teng, an’ Yem ! luke mad lak dekkens an’ say faller ; mean as det better not come roun’ ’bout mae! ’ But Aye tal faller vat know mae det Aye tank Yohn an’ Yem bane wrong, ; bay yeminy! , “Vat mek yo tank det?” hae ask. An’ Aye say, bay yemminy— , “Because det old mens, bay yeminy, always wear a cap!”'— The Eckhart Philosopher. Automobile Accident. Prof. Richard Harris, the renowned director of vocal music, accompanied by Mrs. Harris, out on the professor’s monthly collection tour for the Metro politan Life Insuraece Company Mon ( day evening, had stopped in their buggy in front of Mayor John J. Price’s residence, on Broadway. Then Fred. Wehner, in his automo bile, swung around the corner at a very moderate speed, yet frightening the horse sufficiently to overturn the buggy, throwing both the professor and his wife to the ground. Dr. Lin inger, living near, reached the.scene quickly; had Mrs. Harris taken into the Mayor’s residence, where it was found she had a broken arm and some bruises on her face. The professor, more fortunate, got out with an in jured hand. Meanwhile, residents of the neighborhood and Fred, did all they could for the pair. Mrs. Harris went to her home in the automobile and the professor continued on his tour. Died. At his home, 7 Mt. Pleasant street, this place, Friday evening, May 12, 1911, Mr. Daniel J. Williams, in the 58th year of his age. Mr. Williams was born in Mercer county, Pa., in July, 1853, and reared to manhood at Mineral Ridge, Ohio. With his pa rents —Mr. and Mrs. John Williams, he came in 1871 to this region and mined coal until he was about 29 years old, when, elected Bailiff, he served a term in that position. In 1885 he be came a member of the Capitol police force, Washington, D. C., and there obtained a high place in the esteem of very many of the country’s representa tives. Among his subsequent offices he held for four years that of magis trate—from 1896 to 1900, wherein he made an excellent record. Later he became interested in good-road work and held several superintendencies. His last term of employment was that of right-of-way purchaser for the West ern Maryland Railroad Company—a position filled with satisfaction to all concerned. While in Washington he became a Free Mason. Here at home, however, his greatest prominence was achieved as a promoter of Pythian Knighthood, wherein he held high of fices and administered many respon sible trusts. Two daughters and two sons, motherless for six years, are now fatherless —Misses Bessie and Anna, of this place, and Messrs. Thomas, of Simpson, W. Va., and Daniel J., of Thomas, W. Va. Four sisters and two brothers are also be reaved. The funeral was held Sun day afternoon at the family residence, Rev’s J. R. Beall, D. D., of the Pres byterian Church ; B. F. Bray, of the First Baptist Church, and T. E. Rich ards, of the Congregational Church, uniting in the services. The pall bearers were —Hon. B. A. Richmond, of Cumberland; Dr. T. Griffith, John B. Rees, John T. Lewis, William T. Kirby and Harry B. Colburn, of this place, representing both the Knights of Pythias and Royal Arcanum. Messrs. Henry J. Powell and Alex ander G. Close, of this place, and John L. Heintz and Noah Hendley, of Cum berland, were the flower-bearers. At the grave, in Allegany cemetery, the Knights of Pythias, constituting a large attending body, read the Order’s impressive burial service. In this place Friday evening, May 12, 1912, Mr. David T. Davis, at an ad vanced age. He was an old and good citizen —a life-long miner until retired by the infirmities of age. The funeral, held Sunday afternoon at the resi dence of a brother —Jenkin Davis, was attended and conducted under auspices of Frostburg Lodge, No. 49, Independ ent Order of Odd Follows. Mr. Davis leaves a widow. At his home, in Seattle, Washing ton, Sunday, May 14, 1911, Mr. Har mon S. Hoblitzell, aged 82 years. Mr. Hoblitzell was a native of this county —one of the large and well-known families of that name. He left here in 1849 and settled in California, where he lived 40years. Missoula, Montana, was his next home, and in 1897 he re moved to Seattle. At Marysville, Col., he married Miss Mary Cecile Reardon, who, with three daughters and three sons, is bereaved. Mr. Hob litzell held many public positions, all of which he filled creditably. Tuesday, May 16, 1911, William Ross, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence D. Willison, Bowery street, aged 5 months.