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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It can be withdrawn at any time.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
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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.
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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.

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