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J. BENSON ODER, Editor. FORTIETH YEAR HO. 38 IMILJANERY REDUCED! 1 STERNS. HOUSES AND LOTS FOR SALE! Five-Room House Mill Street renting' for $ 7.00; price $ 800 Six-Room House Hill Street renting for $10.00; price SI2OO Six-Room House Braddock Street, .renting for $ 8.00; price SIOOO Six-Room House Oak Street renting for $ 7.00; price $ 750 Five-Room House Green Street renting for $ 7.00; price $ 700 Six-Room House McCulloh Street, .renting for $10.00; price SI2OO Five-Room House McCulloh Street, .renting for $ 8.00; price $ 800 Five-Room House McCulloh Street, .renting for $ 8.00; price $ 850 Five-Room House Grant Street renting for $ 6.50; price $ 700 Ten-Room Double House. .McCulloh Street. . renting for $14.00; price SIOOO Among- the above are many fine bargains at the prices named. For further information apply to LAWRENCE D. WILLISON ) EXECUTORS CLAYTON PURNELL j The Big Store at the Growing End of Town calls especial attention this week to § Wall Paper, Mattings, Linoleums, Oilcloths p X in all widths, Window Blinds, Porch x x Screens, Wire Netting in all widths, x x All kinds of Garden Seeds and Tools. x X Yours for business, X | THE H. B. SHAFFER CO. x XXXXXXXXXXXXXfXXXXXXXXXXXXX Any Little ROASTER, That is a NICE Little Roaster, Is the Right Little Roaster FOR YOU! Hi For the Little Price of Ten cents! Now on display in the show window at THE BIG BLUE BELL! 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 you are sure to buy one or more. The ladies are “De-lighted” with them. Earnestly yours for the Roaster business, FROSTBURG, MD., SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 1911 Mouse for Rent. Corner Frost Avenue and Water Street, form erly occupied by Mr. S. G. Haverstick. Natural gas for heat and light. Hot water heat be sides. Bath room. Hot and cold water. Apply to— REV. F. M. C. BEDELL, Gladstone Hotel. HEADY FOE ALL ORDERS. Operations at BORDEN MINE completed and am now ready to supply— Orders for Good Rough Coal For all purposes, and in any amount, at reason able prices. JOHN IT. KEMP, East Union Street. 1593 ESTABLISHED 1911 Dr. I. L. RITTER, DEWTIST, 19 Broadway, [J7] Frostburg, Md. I Dr. J. M. PORTER, i DENTIST PEAIICE BUILDING, Union street, Frostburg, Mil. > Sept 11 W. Md. ’Phone 38-2 ) ) A SEASONABLE LINE OF ) poultry supplies ) ALWAYS IN STO K. , Buckeye Hot-Water and Essex-Model Hot ’ Air INCUBATORS and BROODERS. ) Trices on request. ) THOMAS X. jPOPP, Dealer, • 1 AUTISTIC FRAMING [ On Broadway. FROSTBUKG, MD. [ ♦♦♦♦❖♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦<*A-eOVvO-C"# | U No Usi \ i: "Tell It To The Neighbors” I ' o THAT O ;;; C. X. DeTAUTBR | [ I; rrtAKES a SPECIALTY of ;; <> I * Weaving Carpets, | o And will Pay Freight on Ail ♦ ' Goods One Way. J ! \\ MEYEBSDALE, PA. JOHN CHAMBERS, Justice of the Peace. j i AND Collector of Claims of All Kinds, Union St., [Jy 4] Frostburg, Md. 1 | pK LOANS]: From $5.00 Up! j] ♦ Anywhere in Allegany County, Md., | 1 t Mineral County, W. Va., and J J Bedford County, Pa., f 5 i t 1 I To owners of Furniture and other 7 ; | Chattels and to Salaried Em- | i Iployees, without security. 7 1 Can be repaid in weekly or T : monthly payments to suit your income. t ; Prompt, Courteous and Conti- t ; t dential Treatment. I i 1 i People’s Loan Co., i 7 Room 81, Third Floor, 7 I Third National Bank Buiding, I < ♦ CUMBERLAND, MD. t ; | CALL, PHONE or WHITE! I HA VE YOU A HOUSE That is Not Insured P * If So, You Should Place a Policy On It To-Day, OrTo-Morrow Before You Dine. YOU should place the risk, too, with : standard companies, such as are availa ble at the I). P. , Miller & Co. ' Agency. ■ Any policy is L i gooci until a , n fire occurs, but : spar-'-. then it is you < ®Si:v want a pledge . of indemnify ] gif" ~y- for loss worth ; its face in gold. w Apply at once. J. B. Oder, 1 Representing D. P. MILLER & CO., ; Mining Journal Office, 82 East Union St., ; ' March 25] FROSTBURG, MD. ■ AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER ytAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAJAA&.AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA^| < l 1881 Z9ll l > J 1 THIRTY YEARS AGO. J \ 5i < 1 35 3 U 4 1, The Items Below Were Current During Week Ending 4 I* 3 * < - j| June 25, 1881. 3 $ fir w w v-v w w vy\'v vv wvwvv w v .vvvwvwv.vwy.vv.vwvvvwtfvwvw G. Berkebile, of this place, an nounced himself a candidate for the republican nomination for Sheriff. Great complaint by farmers along the National Pike of the condition of that highway. The Westernport Branch, No. 1, of the Irish Rand Reague, adopted some vigorous resolutions. Text—“ Pay No More Rent.” Signed by Patrick Kenney, M. F. Flanagan and Edward Flynn, Committee. The new School Commissioners — Messrs. Sonneborn, Burwell and Douglas, enjoyed many compliments from friends upon improvements in school administration. About 100 Frostburgers went to Ronaconing Thursday evening, June 23, 1881, to enjoy an I. O. G. T. enter tainment. At a special meeting of Council George Raley was elected policeman. Many picnics scheduled for the 4th of July. Of one it was said—“the popular Arion Band will enthuse and bubble over with enthusiasm on the Centennial grounds.” Bud. Wonn, of Rckhart, secured a position in St. Paul, Minn., and was booked to leave during last week in June. Reprinted from May, 1911, Motor by permission. An Ocean to Ocean Highway. A Plan to Connect the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts With the World’s Greatest Motor Road. How a Transcontinental Highway Can Be Completed by a Short Connecting Link. By IV. E. Williams. Back in the days when Henry Clay was in his prime they dreamed of an Ocean-to-Ocean Highway. More than that, they actually laid out and im proved something like 800 miles of this continental boulevard, and called it “The Cumberland Road.” It reached, and still reaches from Cum berland, Maryland, to Fast St. Rouis, Illinois, on the Mississippi. It was impracticable to go farther in those days; St. Rouis was the very outpost of civilization. The development of the steam en gine brought another kind of cross continent speedway into demand, and the old dream of Gallatin, who was Secretai;y of the Treasury under Jef ferson and Madison, was laid upon the shelf. Clay was the last great champion of the idea, and obtained for the Cum berland road the last large Congres sional appropriation. But the project which the steam en gine killed, the motor has revived, and so easily can the world’s greatest road project be carried to completion that it is inconceivable that it should fail, now the way is pointed out. The idea, I believe, sprang from the brain of Harry F. Kohr, a Kansas City newspaper man, who has written much on road matters. It is wonder fully simple, and while we are accus tomed to think of nation-wide projects in terms of hundreds of millions, the Ocean-to-Ocean Highway can be han dled in cost units of hundreds of thous ands, if not tens of thousands. Cumberland on the east and Turn water on the west. Don’t forget those names. They are to be the termini of the longest and most picturesque highway on earth. (After leaving Cumberland and speeding through the Narrows, the first and most spectacular “stop-over” is Frostburg —the apex of the great plateau between Dan’s and Great Savage Mountains; the summit of the water-shed between George’s Creek and Jenning’s Run, and the centre of the great coal-field whose layers ex tend beyond Maryland lines, north and south. Here, at an average altitude of 2,100 feet above tide, the tourist can stop and enjoy an ideal rest —one of in definite duration, the longer the better. Here the summer sojourner, within an environment of mountain and for est, may revel in the re-animating de lights of fresh air and spring water. Here are residential opportunities of exceptional quality and attractiveness. Endowed with high-class schools — one a State Normal; with churches of all denominations; with business and employment opportunities of all kinds, Frostburg is equal to and surpasses the majority of towns as an ideal home place. Under an excellent system of munic ipal government the town has achieved the construction of one of the best water-supply systems in this country, and the enterprise of paving the streets, begun several years ago, goes forward with substantial addi tions each year. Other and collateral improvements, such as sewage and garbage elimina tions, have been instituted and will be shortly developed into systematic permanency. In and near by are mines and works for development of the best fire-brick in the world; all around are glowing opportunities for orchard and sheep culture, and for factory eligibilities, beginning with woolen, the number includes many. Accessibility is all that can be de sired. Aside from that proposed from east and west by re-construction of the National Pike, the Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad affords passenger and heavy freight outlet and inlet twice a day to and from Justice John Sammon, of Pekin, re ; ported critically ill. A game of base-ball between the f Borden Shaft and Pompey Smash f teams Friday, June 17, resulted in the defeat of the latter by a score of P 16 to 4. The correspondent reporting the game wrote that “the defeat of ' Pompey can be accounted for only in the superior playing of the Shaft j nine.” Miss Georgia McCulloh, daughter of Hon. Thomas G. McCulloh, of this I place, was married in Cumberland, Thursday, June 23,1881, to Rieutenant C. B. Gatewood, of the Sixth United States Cavalry. They left at once to visit Woodstock, Va., prior to de > parture for his station in Arizona. In St. Michael’s Church Tuesday, June 21, 1881, Miss Ellen Hamilton, of Allegany, was married to Mr. James * Shea, of Frost Mines, by Rev. V. F. ■ Schmitt. i One family in town reported 25 ap i plications for Board from Baltimore and Washington. Messrs. James Kane and A. J. Wil lison and Dr. A. B. Price, examiners, . advertised a meeting on the premises > to locate a proposed road from the i National Pike, via Green street, to Wright’s Crossing. ■ Cumberland and Piedmont; the Cum i berland and Westernport Electric | Railway affords the same accommo dations —passenger and light freight, ■ every hour for 16 hours a day, and : within a few months the new Western [ Maryland Railroad completed, Frost . burg will be a first-class station on one of the country’s greatest trans-con ‘ tinentaf systems. To avoid making this article, taken s altogether, too long, it can be stated, in brief, that Frostburg owns ever}' merit attractive to the residental, the ; sojourning, especially the manufaßur ing investor, and so far as can be . honestly enumerated, not one de merit to deter any enterprise from planting its base of fortune within or near the town’s incorporated limits. ; —Editor Journal.) The road is a finished highway, : needing only repairs. The line lead ing west from St. Eouis to Old Frank : liu, Missouri, is the romantic old - Boone’s Eick road, first traversed by . Daniel Boone and his associates, and followed later by the first English . speaking settlers of Missouri. The line beginning at Old Franklin and : leading west through Kansas, Colo rado and into New Mexico is the old Santa Fe . trail. The route of these two-roads through Missouri is to be I followed by that. State’s great cross , state highway. Within three years this will be a boulevard. In about the same length of time Kansas will have finished converting her part of the Sante Fe Trail into a speedway. The line starting at Council Bluffs, lowa, and winding its way across the plains of Nebraska, through the Rockies, down the valley of the Oregon and up into Washing ton is the old Oregon trail, which is the New Pioneer Way already marked by appropriation from Congress and soon to be the last link of the Ocean to-Ocean boulevard. The line extending from Newton, Kansas, to Grand Island, Nebraska, is about 175 miles long, and it is a sug gested connecting link between the Santa Fe and Oregon trails. More over, it is the only' part of this great cross-continent speedway that good roads agitators have not sought to im prove. Here is the situation in a nutshell: The Ocean-to-Ocean Speedway com pleted from Atlantic coast to Missis sippi River, byway of the Cumber land road; States through which road passes repairing the highway as fast as weather and funds permit. Trans- Missouri highway planned from St. Louis to Kansas City, byway of old Boone’s Lick road and Santa Fe trail, improvements waiting only for legis lature to remove technical defect in road laws. Kansas counties ready to complete paving of Santa Fe trail from Olathe, Kansas, where the mac adam road out of Kansas City ends, to Newton. Improvement of Oregon trail throughout its entire length as sured by good roads agitation in Ne braska, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. One connecting link of about 175 miles from Newton, Kansas, to Grand Island, Nebraska, through country as level as a floor, yet to be considered. Will that connecting link of 175 miles stand between the motor en thusiasts of the country and an Ocean to-Ocean Highway? It will not. All that the motor enthusiasts of the country will have to do is to suggest to Kansas and Nebraska that they would use such a road if built. That will insure the connecting link. Kan -1 sas and Nebraska are Waking up to ? the good roads proposition; they have t a surprisingly large number of motor J cars of their own, and they want the * advertising. We begin to see the solution of the J cost problem. The 800 miles of Cum f berland road is not all in the best of > condition. There is some talk of ask- J ing Federal aid in repairing it. As a " matter of fact, most of the old Nation s al Highway is going to be in first-class | condition before Congress can be in duced to take notice. Dividing the cost between county road districts all the way from Maryland to Missouri ' does not leave a heavy burden on any , one district. Pennsylvania, Ohio, ’ Indiana and Illinois have been mak ' ing repairs oh the highway. All that is now needed is a continuation of the ; agitation. Considering the size of the project, the cost to each community is ; insignificant. i The Trans-Missouri highway is a joint project between State and coun ties. The State has authorized the , counties to form road districts for the ■ purpose of issuing bonds for highway .construction. The State furnishes one dollar to the districts’ two. Bills now before the legislature will remove defects in the original Act, which have heretofore prevented the sale of bonds. This summer will see the cross-State highway started in at least a dozen sections. The cost being thus . divided is heavier than it will be east of the Mississippi, but not burden some. Kansas counties and road districts have already rebuilt the Sante Fe trail from the Colorado line to New ton, and from Kansas City, Missouri, to Olathe. The gaps will be closed within eighteen months. Good roads associations have the matter well in hand, and have secured co-operation from the counties through which the trail passes. Brave old Ezra Meeker has not lived in vain, and there is enough sentiment between Council Bluffs and Tumwater to convert every foot of the old Ore gon trail into the New Pioneer Way. Good roads associations, covering the course of the highway from the east ern boundary of Wyoming to Puget Sound, are seeing, to it that the pro ject to boulevard this longest of the pioneer trails shall not die. In Ne braska the good roads people, spurred on by the State Historical Society, are awaking to the possibilities of the trail. Some little work has already been done on the eastern end of the highway, and more will be done this summer. Meanwhile, the Federal government, as the result of Ezra Meeker’s trans continental drive, has given official recognition to the boulevard plan. A bill by Representative W. E. Hum phrey, of the State of Washington, carrying $50,000 for markers and sur veys, was passed by the last Con gress. That is only the beginning. Western congressmen, owing to new political conditions, are now able to get practically everything they want. The3' want the federal government to help make a boulevard out of the Oregon trail. They desire that it shall either acquire the highway or shall assist the States in paving it. The original $50,000 has bought enough markers to define the old route fairly well and has paid for prelimi nary surveys which will shortly be made the basis of a report to the proo er Congressional committees. It is expected that this report will be fav orable. If it proves unfavorable, however, the good roads people of the Far West intend to redouble their ef forts. The sentiment for the boule vard is now strong in Nebraska, stronger in Wyoming and Idaho and overwhelming on the Pacific slope. With the Congressional delegations of the five States touched by the pro posed Pioneer Way a unit for Federal aid, and public sentiment in each of these States backing the project, there is no doubt that a re-built Oregon trail will be the last and longest link in the Ocean-to-Ocean Speedway. The cost of re-building the trail from Omaha to the foothills of the Rockies in Wyoming will be compar atively small. For the greater part of the distance the soil is of a sandy nature and will easily yield to the government formula for gypsum treat ment, which is being used in Kansas. A mixture of sand and gj'psum gives a hard, water-tight, springy running surface that is difficult to improve for either wagon or motor traffic. From the eastern foothills of the Rockies in Wyoming to the western foothills in Oregon the road winds through valley and canon, across ridge and plateau, by gentle grades. The problems in this great stretch are those of mountain road building, but it is to be remembered that the men who blazed the Oregon trail took with them heavily laden wagons and that grades that would merely embarrass a modern motor car would have been impassable to them. There are not at this time any prohibitive grades along the trail, and when the road builders begin their task they will not have to blast any mountains out of their way. The Ocean-to-Ocean Highway is not ] so far out of reach, after all, is it? A boulevard something like 3,800 miles long, without a bad grade in its entire length, is something more than a dream —it is more than half a reality. And the completion of the greatest HENRY P. COOK, Manager. WHOLE HUMBER 2,071 pleasure drive the world has ever seen or ever will see is comparatively a simple and easy matter with the co operation of the thirteen States that the boulevard will cross. When completed the trans-conti nental pleasure drive will be a world wide attraction to motorists. Nowhere on earth will there be a continuous road so long nor with such a variety of scenery and historical interest. From the Atlantic to the Mississippi every foot of the road is historic ground. Where it does not actually touch, it brings within easy reach battlefields of every war fought upon American soil since the founding of Virginia. Imagine yourself in a touring cat some fine May morning, speeding out of Washington, bound for the Pacific coast. Up the picturesque Potomac valley you go to Cumberland, thence through the beautiful Alleghanies by way of the Cumberland Narrows, across a corner of Pennsylvania and of West Virginia, where the scenery has a placid beauty in spring that will move the most matter-of-fact heart. Next you cross Ohio, still picturesque, a rich, comparatively level country, broken here and there with hills just big enough to keep the trip from be coming monotonous. Richer and still more level becomes the land traversed as you pass through Indiana and Illi nois. By the time you have reached St. Louis you have gotten an idea of most of your country’s chief indus tries and you have visited many spots where history has been made. And you have traveled in comfort, for at no place along the Cumberland pike are you far away from any of the modern conveniences of life. After you cross the Mississippi at St. Louis you enter a country that presents marked contrasts. You have not left the city far behind when you cross another great river, the Mis souri. To the north of you is a thick ly settled farming country, rich to opulence. To the south is the Mis souri, accurately described as majes tic in its sweep, and just beyond, the rugged foothills of the Ozarks, dotted here and there with villages of the wine-growing German Americans, a bit of the Rhine transplanted to Amer ica, You are traveling now over a road first traced by Daniel Boone and his sons. You visit the famous Boone’s Lick springs, and at Old Franklin you come to the ancient head of Missouri river navigation where the early fur traders left the steamers to enter the wilderness where now are the rich cities of the Missouri valley. You cross the Mis souri river again at Booneville, per haps, and come to the great prairies— the richest farming and stock-raising lands on earth. Presently you are in Independence, Missouri, the seat of the original Lat ter-Day Saints, sometimes called Mor mons. Next you are in Kansas City, where you follow the old Santa Fe trail through what is claimed to be the most beautiful boulevard system in all the world. you are on the floor-like plains of Kansas, still on the Santa Fe trail, having passed the battlefield of Westport as you left Kansas City. You are now among the scenes of the border warfare which inflamed the nation and helped to bring on the Civil War. You are also in the great “nursery” belt, where three-fourths of all the fruit trees sold in the United . States are given their start. Soon you are speeding over the levelest roads in the world through the Kan sas wheat and corn belts, past New ton, where you leave the Santa Fe trail and go north to the Oregon trail or Pioneer Way, at Grand Island, Nebraska. Westward again you follow the val ley of the Platte, through a sparsely settled country dotted here and there with ranch houses. You will follow the North Platte past famous. Scott’s bluff, up into Wyoming, through the wonderful Sweetwater valley, blos soming under irrigation, through the Laramie mountains, past Devil’s gate and Independence rock, with walls of granite towering thousands of feet above you. Reaching South Pass by grades so gradual that you do not realize that you have climbed to the roof of the continent, you stop your machine on the Great Divide. If you are caught in a shower here the water shed from one side of your cap .may find its way to the Atlantic and that shed from the other side to the Pacific. For 150 miles here you are traveling over a perfect mountain road which does not at any place prove a great strain on your machine —and you are out of sight of any other evidence of civilization, except a tavern here and there which may in time be erected for your- comfort. Descending as gradually as you as cended, you come to Cokeville, enter Idaho at Montpelier, cross the plateaus byway of Boise, enter Oregon at Vale, climb the easy grades throngh the Blue mountains and are on your way to the valley of the Oregon, which river you cross near the Dalles and follow the old Puget Sound trail to Tumwater. You have passed through the wild est mountains and the most ancient forests, if the red-woods of California be excepted, in the United States. You have seen bits of everything that your country has to show in the way of scenery, industry and historical spots. And you have done it all with out leaving a boulevard, the Ocean to-Ocean Speedway which is even now all but an accomplished fact.