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WEEKLY. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY BY The Mining Journal Publishing Company, INCORPORATED. Subscription Rates \l Payable in Advance. (3 Months 25 cents Single Copies, 3 cents—At the Office. Advertising rates made known on applica tion. SARAH E. DANDO, Subscription Cleric. Address all communications to— The Mining Journal Pnblisliing Company, 80 East Union Street, FROSTBURG, MD. FROSTBURG, MD. - JUNE 3, 1911. Memorial Day. The occasion was observed in Frost burg about as forecast last week. Sixteen of the veterans turned out to the afternoon exercises in the town cemeteries; not so many to those far ther away. All the business houses were closed, making on the streets a populous but quiet day. Old Citizen Dead. Thomas Mulligan, of Mt. Savage, died last Sunday in that place, aged 83 years. In 1848 he came from his birth-place—County Eongford, Ire land, and settled in Mt. Savage, where, as a resident over 60 years, he enjoyed the high esteem of all who knew him. Original Poem. A nice young man in Cumberland town— A place where all the water is brown, Slowly said with a groan — “I’m as dry as a bone, But Potomac—l can’t get you down!” — Gen. Kear Hosken. Relic of the Past. Rummaging through his library, C. P. Offman, of this place, found the other day a copy of “Mitchell’s Trav elers Guide Through the United States”—a well-preserved map of the country extending west just beyond the western boundaries of Missouri and Arkansas. Though published in 1832, the map is correct, and, consid ering that it prints the distances be tween towns, it is more useful than those now published. From Cumber land to Smithfield the distance is given as 39 miles; Uniontown 21 miles further; Brownsville 12 miles still fur ther, Washington 22 miles more; alto gether, Cumberland to Washington Pa., 94 miles. Real Estate Sales. The lot and building on the eastern corner of East Union street and Uhl avenue, owned by the Engle heirs, and advertised by Clayton Purnell, trustee, was sold Monday at public sale to Messrs. William and James Engle, brothers, of this place, for $6,200. Plans for a handsome and substantial business edifice will be drawn, and work begun sometime this year—if practicable. “Alexander Park,” one of Gonacon ing’s handsomest residential proper ties, has been purchased by Mrs. R. L. Somerville, who will continue to make it the family home. A Most Successful Function. The Board of Trade banquet at Hotel Gladstone Wednesday evening was a notable affair. The Gladstone, renowned for its menu excellence, served a collection of splendid edibles, and about ISO guests enjoyed the service. The company constituted the Board of Trade, the Eadies’ Civic Club and a considerable number of unaffiliated ladies and gentlemen. Dr. Timothy Griffith presided with his accustomed fluency and grace and was ably seconded and sustained by Hon. Clayton Purnell, Prof. O. R. Rice, Citizen George Stern, Rev. D. H. Martin, Dr. S. A. Baer, and Mrs. A. R. Walker, all of this place. The orators from abroad were Mrs. M. Kamen, Hon. F. Brooke Whiting ; and Dr. F. E. Harrington, all of Cum- ( berland, and Miss Anne Sloan, of Eonaconing. Without exception, the addresses ' were practical, instructive and at ’ times eloquent. At intervals the company was re galed with dulcet strains from Prof. . George N. Beall’s orchestra. ° i Indeed, nothing seemed to have J been overlooked to make the banquet enjoyable as well as well as potential ( of future good to town and people. ♦ l Reasoning Backwards. “Some men’s earning capacity has , to be pretty brisk to keep pace with ) their wives’ yearning capacity.” Some difficulty encountered in trac- ( ing this observation to its starting- ( point. ( Titus A. Brick said Col. Whoop ' Koffkutter, of Bullygany, told him it s was— , But Phil. Hohlng laid it on the Eck- , hart Philosopher, because Gen. Kear ; Hosken is too nice a lady’s man to spell ] that last “earning” with a y. . ( How He Escaped. 1 “One peculiar circumstance about our new bailiff,” commented Gen. Kear Hosken as he threw an un-; smoked cigarette at All-For-Eock j i Smith. j 1 “What is that?” inquired Phil. Hoh- ' ing as he ordered Allen Hartman to ' put no chocolate in his lemon soda. < “Why, Jim Grose every day, and | < yet he don’t get any bigger!” | i Everybody laughed except Will 1 Evans, and he said—“ Gen. Kear, if I i had my dog here I’d have you bit!” i < Why Women Suffer. -—♦ — Many Frostburg Women Are Learning the Cure. Women often suffer, not knowing the cause. Backache, headache, dizziness, ner vousness. Irregular urinary passages, weak ness, languor— Each a seeming torture of itself, Together tell of weakened kidneys. Strike at the root —get to the cause. Quickly give the help the kidneys need. No remedy endorsed like Doan’s Kidney Pills. Recommended by thousands— Endorsed at home. Here’s convincing proof from a Frostburg citizen. Mrs. William Preston, 77 West Eoo street, Frostburg, Md., says: “The first symptom of kidney complaint in my case was backache, then the kid ney secretions became unnatural and annoyed me greatly. Being advised to try Doan’s Kidney Pills, I did so and they disposed of my trouble. I recommended this remedy highly and can say that it lives up to all claims made for it.” For sale by all dealers. Price SO cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, New York, sole agents for the United States. Remember the name —;Doan’s—and take no other. The Sick. Walter Powell, of this place, recent ly treated surgically for a kidney trouble, is recovering. He is a patient in Western Maryland Hospital, Cum berland. David Griffith, 90 Bowery street, has been sick three weeks with tonsilitis and quinsy. Orphans’ Court. At Friday’s session last week— Thomas Williams was appointed guardian of Annie Williams, of Alle gany county. Feuiiuiue Suffrage. An enthusiastic meeting of suf fragists was held Monday evening at the home of the Misses Sloan, Church street, Eonaconing, and the Just Government Geague of Lonacon ing was formed, with a membership of 40. Sixty persons were present. Eloquent addresses were made by Miss Ernst, of the Just Goverment Eeague of Maryland; Mrs. Van Horn, of Seattle, Wash.; George Stern, of this place ; Prof. GewisN. Newton and William F. Dollmeyer, of Eonaconing. Silver Wedding. The choir, Sunday-school teachers and other attaches of Salem Reformed Church, organized a surprise party Monday evening and called on their pastor—Rev. G. E. Metger, at the church parsonage. Somebody let Prof. S. A. Baer, of the State Normal School faculty, know something of the scheme and he got into it with a speech so full of compliment and felicitation that the pastor stumbled frightfully in trying to reply. All en joyed a good time. Sheep Killers at Work. A gang of hungry and worthless dogs invaded the flock of sheep be longing to T. W. Casteel, near Oak land, on Tuesday, and killed some and crippled others so badly that they had to be killed to relieve their sufferings. —Oakland Jour nal. That’s the sort of thing that dis courages the best enterprise that is open to Frostburg—the very best that j has been yet suggested. But who takes notice ? Not even a Frostburg advertiser in the Cumberland News. ( Wearing Away of Mother Earth. Investigations by the United States I Geological Survey of the erosion of . numerous drainage basins of the Uni- I ted States show that the surface of the country is being removed at the „ average rate of about an inch in 760 1 years. Though this amount seems c trivial when spread over the surface c of the country, it becomes stupendous when considered as a total, or even in 4 separate drainage basins. Mississippi River, for instance, carries annually £ to the sea 136,400,000 tons of dissolved matter and 340,500,000 tons of sus- pended matter, and of this total Ohio River carries 83,350,000 tons and Mis- ' souri River contributes more than I twice as much. Colorado River, which has built up for itself a vast r delta, brings down more suspended matter than any other river in the T United States, delivering annually 387 tons for each square mile of its 1 drainage basin, or a total of 100,740,000 tons. j The rivers of the United States carry to tidewater every year 270,000, 000 tons of dissolved matter and 513,- 1 000,000 tons of suspended matter. This total of 783,000,000 tons repre- I sents more than 350,000,000 cubic yards of rock, or 610,000,000 cubic j yards of surface soil. If this erosive action had been concentrated on the Isthmus of Panama at the time of f American occupation it would have t excavated the prism for an 85-foot level canal in about 73 days. Fire. A fire-alarm Monday afternoon at tracted a crowd in double-quick time to J. M. Zimmerly’s office, in the Thomas building, East Union street. The chemical engine was hustled down by some firemen and the blaze quickly squelched. Anotherinstance, it is reported, of a match, a scratch, a light, a throw-away of burning stem into a mass of so-called “excelsior,” coming into successive concatenation. Business Changes. Messrs. Thomas H. Morgan and sons—Clarence J. and Earl, have pur chased stock, good-will, etc., of the grocery store of Mayor John J. Price, corner Charles street and Broadway. The name of firm is T. H. Morgan & Sons. The stand is quite good, and the new incumbents expect to make it better. Still Progressing. The Civic Club held a most en thusiastic meeting Tuesday evening in Assembly Hall, Beall High School. Enrolment of new members goes steadily on, and while no actual work has yet been accomplished, the com mitttees are in form and ready to begin. A house-to-house canvas for aid in the “General Clean-Up” was made this week and poster instructions dis tributed. “Another issue,” writes a prominent member, “will be the enforcement of the Dog Ordinance, for which the Journal, as the Club recognizes, has fought long and hard. “There are many dogs running at large, getting in and tearing up gar dens, howling under windows at night and running, snapping and yapping after passing teams; in fact, getting the whole dog family in bad repute. “Besides they are, especially at this season, most liable to rabies. “An editorial in the Baltimore Sun one day last week told of England’s immunity from this terrible disease. By strictly enforcing quarantine laws a case has never developed within the kingdom. “The disease in this country is not as common as we are led to suppose, as many cases are merely of dogs half-crazed by fright or tooth-ache. “There are many cartoons, showing the vicious brute rending and tearing tender flesh, but how many can call to mind a companion picture —a fright ened, badgered, tortured dog, pursued by a half dozen boys, doing all they can to punish without killing outright? “Or one hitched to a wagon or sled and goaded from behind into pulling against a rope that’s choking his tongue out of his head ? “Every dog-lover will gladly pay for the protection a tag will give his dog, and will take every known means of keeping his dog in “his own back yard.” “Chapter 4 of the Town Code covers the ground thoroughly in its six sections. “And the dogs, too, can help—un consciously. Get the money that goes to save their own hides be used to give the unfortunate ones a quick and easy way out of all earthly troubles.” rp=3oe= — inr ,01=1 j Correspondence. : Lbaoi a i. loedJ Dogs and Base-Ball. New York City, May 30, 1911. To the Mining Journal. About 31, 31,& or 32 years ago, a dog, owned by a prominent Frostburg citizen (Snyder,) strayed away and was lost for 1 hour, 1 hour and a half, or 2 hours. It was a valuable dog, prettily marked with “yaller” spots about the size of sl, $1.50 or $2. The dog has long since departed this mun dane sphere, and if not distributed from some sausage emporium, is now resting peacefully in “dog heaven,” which I have been told is the promised land for good dogs. If, in order to conquer Cumberland, Frostburg requires a 25, or 26 per cent, better ball team, with the Save Your Money BY BUYING YOUR RAILROAD TICKETS J. H. HITCHINS. A LL information concerning rates, routes, change of cars and time of trains cheer fully furnished. TMarch 29 CUMBERLAND and PENNSYLVANIA DAILY RAILROAD DAILY 125 123 Stations 124 PM AM Stations A M PM 3:20 8:50 ...Cumberland... 7:55 1:00 3:45 9:17 . .Mount Savage.. 7:31 12:36 4:10 9:45 ..FROSTBURG.. 7:08 12:13 4:22 9:57 . Carlos Junction. 6:’55 12:00 4:27 10:02 Midland 6:50 11:55 4:39 10:14 .. .Lonaconing. .. 6:3? 11:42 4:49 10:25 Barton 6:2t> lira' 5:00 10:40 ....Piedmont.... 6:10 11:15 I3F" Trains 126 and 127 will run only when authorized on account of Theatre or other Special Occasions. J. T. ROBERTSON, Nov 16 General Manager. Cumberland and Westernporf ELECTRIC RAILWAY Time-table— in effect— Monday, January 1, 1906. First Car leaves Frostburg for Cumberland 6 am., next 7 a. m., and thus each hour until 11 p. m., inclusive. First Car leaves Cumberland for Frostburg 7 a. m., next 8 a. m., and thus each hour until 11 p. m., inclusive. First Car leaves Frostburg for Lonaconing 5 a. m., next 6 a. m., and thus each hour until 11 p. m., inclusive. First Car leaves Lonaconing for Frostburg 5:52 a. m., next 6:52 a. m., and thus each hour until 11:52 p. m., inclusive. First Car leaves Frostburg for Westernport 5 a. m., next 6 a. m., and thus each hour until 10 p. m., inclusive. First Car leaves Westernport for Frostburg 5:30 a. m., next 6:30 a. m., and thus each hour until 10:30 p: m., inclusive. dUAII cars connect and passenger trans fers made at Frostburg. Ample time for transfers. [Oct 6 KILLTHE COUCH AND CURE THE LUNGS with DR.SfENG'S new Discovery Fflof foRl CE 50*&$ 1.00 rUK %#OLPS 1‘ P TRIAL BOTTLE FREE 1 AND ALL THROAT AND LUNG TROUBLES 1 rr--—i .1 mil., n a. < GUARANTEED SAT/SFACTORY' < tm O^^O/V£^N£FU/VD£D^J handicap mentioned in last week’s Journal, why not have the boys ex tend themselves 25, 25% 0r26 per cent. ? Frostburg could always excel Cum berland in everything ; so why not in base-ball ? Any way, it seems to me that they should be able to procure a good umpire for about sl, $1.50 or $2. Refering to the present day problem in Frostburg—while conventions in Frostburg seem to be in vogue, why not convene the dogs ? The editor of the Journal is in possession of expert knowledge as to the detailed scheme of conventions, and I am sure he would be only too glad to lend his valuable aid and un tiring energy to any project that would benefit the general public. This would be a double-barrelled boon, as it would also convene the fleas. Of course, it is needless to say it would require dogged determination to get the dog-gone thing going, but with a long bark, and a strong bark, and a bark all together, it would surely succeed, and Frostburg would become famous the whole dog-gone world over. Yours, C. B. Ryan. Lessons for Teachers. ST. MarTinvillß, Ea., May 24, 1911. To the Mining Journal. Doubtless you will be surprised when you receive this. I know that I am amenable to the charge of vanity in engaging in an unsolicited task ; but I would deny, the truth of the accusation, yet would have to plead guilty to that of selfish ness, for if I were asked why I assume the undertaking, I would reply—idle hands and an unoccupied mind are seeking employment; am trying to ob tain rest from the fatigue of doing nothing—often more wearisome than that resulting from arduous labor. So, you see, selfishness is not al ways reprehensible, but may be com mendable. I can best describe another contrib uting cause by quoting a few lines from Walter Scott’s sublime apos trophe to love of home and country : Breathes there the man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said— This is my own, my native land ; Whose heart hath ne’er within him burned, As home his footsteps he hath turned From wandering on a foreign strand ? My steps are not turned toward home. I wish they were, but my thoughts are, and time has not abated the frequency of their journeys. One never tires talking with his best girl, and when he can’t do that in person he sits down and writes to her. I let you and your patrons draw the parallel. So much in refutation of the prospective charge of vanity, which is excusable in no one except a sweet, pretty and intelligent girl. My position reminds me of the fact that many of our pleasures are ob tained only by the expenditure of some labor, often mixed with regrets and disappointments. An eminent author says— No condition we can enjoy is free from care ; some shade will mingle itself with the brightest sunshine of life; even our affections may become the instruments of our sorrows. I have withheld the author’s name, lest the reader’s religious prejudices might obscure the truth and beauty in his words. Experience and observation teach us that we should not expect to escape the perplexities which our existence here imposes upon us. I have some times wondered how the angels in the celestial choir spend their time when not singing or giving praise to our loving, merciful and all-wise God. The expounders of the Bible—at least some of them, tell us that the inmates of Heaven compose one stupendous choir. But I cannot understand how any mortal being can conceive of a never-ending bliss. We are told in song— Spring would be but gloomy weather If we had nothing else but spring. We will know all about it when we put on immortality. Until then we can only guess, or wait and hope. What a mass of consolation the in quisitive and finite mind gets from that little word—hope ! Hope humbly, then ; with tremb ling pinions soar; Wait the great teacher—Death, and God adore ! What future bliss He gives not thee 'to know, But gives that hope to be thy blessing now. Hope springs eternal in the human breast, Man never is but always to be blessed; The soul uneasy, and confined from home, Rests and expatiates on a life to come. I did not begin with the intention of indulging anykind of moralrhapsody or speculative thought. Some few strag gling and digressive thoughts came along and I penned them—in both senses of the word. I had in mind at the start a topic which ought to inter est every fond parent and school teacher, even if it de not treated in an interesting way; but some other thoughts obtruded and shoved it aside. Even when I was a regular reader of educational journals I never saw j ■ the question of assigning tasks—that is, giving lessons to pupils, discussed ; [ nor have I ever seen the subject al luded to in newspapers, which are supposed to discuss everything that relates to the welfare or injury of man kind—everything deserving approval or condemnation, and dedicated to the dissemination of information for both young and old, the rich and the poor, ' the illiterate. and the educated. I know of no incompetency among' teachers so prevalent as the incapaci ty to properly assign tasks. This is particularly observable among in experienced teachers, and some of the more experienced ones do not seem to realize how much the progress of the pupil depends upon the exercise of good judgment in this matter. Between the faults of overtaxing and undertaxing I believe the 'latter is productive of more injurious results than the former. The most success ful teacher must necessarily err some times, unless he could place all the class upon a mental level. (I hope the female teachers who peruse what I am writing will not feel slighted at what seems the intention to ignore them by using only the pro noun, “he." Ido not like the com bination, “he ox she." fuse “he" the greater, which should include “she," the less. I have sometimes wondered that no grammarian, nor lexicograph er, ever invented a word to include “he" and “she," and one to include “his" and “her.") In undertaxing a habit of laziness is instituted among the brighter pu pils, and the progress of all retarded. In overtasking the seriotis results af fect the less apt only. Another very common mistake with some teachers is the giving of very short lessons and exacting a correct answer to every question. This error is more common with lady teachers and may be accounted for, perhaps, on the supposition that they are more desirous of perfection than their male brethren, or on account of more ten der sympathies for the pupils. Let us suppose that one teacher ! gives ten words for a spelling lesson, and all are spelled correctly; and an other gives thirty, and fifteen are spelled correctly. Here is a gain of i five words, and the mind of the pupil J comes in contact with twenty more words than in the first case, and he i will retain the pronunciation of some I of the mis-spelled words, that might < not have been seen in the first case. The eye is a safer guide than the memory, or else the advantage [ claimed for object-teaching is a myth. ( If we travel a long distance over a strange road we will see more land marks than if we go only a little way. In the first instance we may see a , bridge, then a house; a little further on a short turn of the road, and then an immense tree; whereas, if we go only a short distance, we will see only the bridge and the house. Hence, the 1 more pages that are traveled over in the books the more knowledge will be gained of the things to be seen and remembered, as to distances. They should not be so long as to pro duce intense weariness of either body . or mind. I But perhaps I had better “shut up,” ’ lest I invite anathema upon my an- ■ tiquated head. Campana. 4pI]MEST *•„ PUREST American Whiskey! ALL RYE. | Bottle 0 FOR SALE BY ALL UP -TO - DATE DEALERS. BfeeSilSiS'i! Special Value for the Wrappers Seven-piece glass Berry Set, a new and beautiful design, For 50 Star Soap Wrappers. Regular value ioo Wrappers. To be had at JACOB HAFER’S, Furniture, Stoves and Floor Coverings Frostburg, Md. OFFER EXPIRES AUGUST sth, 1911 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE CO. FARM FOR SALE. Contains 115 acres, 45 acres cleared and under cultivation, situated two miles from Springfield, W. Va., on the Romney Branch of the B. &O.R. R. Improved by— -5-ROOM DWELLING! HOUSE in flood repair, a new BANK BARN, and all Necessary Outbuildings. Convenient to Church, School, Store, Post-Office, Blacksmith Shop, etc. Fine Location for a Peacli Orchard. There is at present an Orchard of 200 Peach Trees, 45 Apple Trees and 12 Cherry Trees on the Farm. Price $1,200. One-third Cash, and balance in one and two years. This is a Big Bargain. DR. PERCIYAL LANTZ, Alaska, W. Ya. HOLE-IN- THE- WALL GROCERY For daily needs And special feeds THE GROCERIES sent out from this Store are the best— fßreakfast] For Your \ Dinner \ Table i Supper J In short, all the Food Products for sale in this Store are good, and while no “bargain baits” are set before customers, every item is full value and honest quality. UST" Stop and buy at the “Hole-in-the- Wall,” No. 43 East Union Street.* June 4 WILLIAM LAMMERT. (CLAYTON PURNELL, Attorney.) , EXECUTOR’S SALE I OP , Valuable Real Estate. > By virtue of the power contained in the last will and testament of Conrad Vogtman, de j deased, the undersigned, as executor named r therein, will on— > Monday, June 19,1911, AT 10 O’CLOCK A. M., ’ In front of the Hotel Gladstone in Frostburg, Maryland, offer for sale at Public Auction, all that Real Estate lying in Frostburg, Allegany 9 County, Maryland, and known as Lot Twenty nine (29) of McCulloh’s addition to the Town of Frostburg. This property is improved by— Two Two-Story Frame Buildings; One situated on the corner of Grant and Washington Streets, containing six rooms, now used as a store and dwelling, and the other, containing eight rooms, used as a dwelling house. This is a very desirable business property, and will yield excellent returns as an invest l ment. | TERMS CASH. Deeds at the expense of the purchaser or purchasers. JOHN RUPP, Executor.