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WEEKLY. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY BY The Mining Journal Publishing Company, INCORPORATED. Subscription Rates! 6 Months 50 cents Payable in Advance. (3 Months 25 cents Single Copies, 3 cents—At the Office. Advertising rates made known on applica tion. SARAH E. I)ANDO, Subscription Clerk. Address all communications to— The Mining Journal Publishing Company, 80 Bast Union Street, FROSTBURG, MD, FROSTBURG, MD. - - AUG. 19, 1911. Journalistic. As stated last week, the article con templated by A. Dawson N. Hall, of Dußois, Pa., for first place in first number of “The Coal Age," promises to be both interesting- and instructive. Mr. Hall is noted as a geologist as well as writer, accomplishments which qualify him particularly well for the work of writing up this coal region and its resources. The prefer ence thus shown Georges Creek coal region indicates its prestige as the greatest soft-coal section of the world. Sheep and Dogs. The citizens of Tucker county, W. Va., raise more dogs than hogs, The recent assessment gives 1,070 dogs and 945 hogs in the county. The report shows 5,477 sheep in the county, just one-third of the number they should have. If those figures and conclusions be correct, the proportion of sheep to dogs is 5 to I—still1 —still too many. One hundred “Shepherd” dogs would be ample protection for 5,500 sheep. The Journal doesn’t know what the sheep population of Allegany county is, but there’s room enough in sight of Frostburg for 15,000, and what a raw-material resource that number would be for a woolen mill here! It is quite certain, however, that there is not exceeding 1 sheep to 5 non-Shepherd dogs here. The step to be taken to reverse this order is a long one ahead, but —it should be taken! Still IVant to Know. The Journal wanted to know two weeks ago the names of “those other matters” which the Cumberland Amer ican alleged went on at the Jr. O. U. A. M. picnic, July 22d, at this place, but which, the American said, “are not permitted” in Cumberland. Accordingly it awaited the Ameri can with unusual interest last week— to find that it had flunked. See this: No, thank you! We have not entered the detective lists, and, besides, newspaper men should know what goes on right at their doors without going away from home for the news. The Journal was in dead earnest. It really wanted to learn what the “other matters” are, “which, under the law, Frostburg enjoys over the county-seat.” Mark that term —“ under the law," reader dear, and imagine anything lawful at a picnic here that is unlaw ful in Cumberland. But the great paper is “put off” with the insinuation that “the news,” being at home, the Journal should know it. There are things in the American every week, however, that are new to the Journal. There are even “orders of publication” in Frostburg divorce cases, which, for some reason, miss the Journal and hit the American— orders, too, which the intent of the law requires publication here. Hence, again the Journal asks the American —what is it that went on here July 22d “under the law” that, under same sanction, is not permissi ble in Cumberland? Don’t dodge! Don’t evade! Don’t skedaddle! The Journal wants to know some thing parallel, no matter how small and despicable it may be, to the pica yune law which, far as it goes, pro hibits the publication of a newspaper in the county outside of Cumberland! What Has Been Accomplished. In a letter to the county taxpayers Clinton Uhl, road director, gives some information the Journal believes the people should learn. He writes: “It will be eight years at the end of this year since the roads in Allegany county were taken out of the hands of the County Commissioners, and turned over to the Road Directors. “Previous to that time there was no permanent road work in Allegany county. “Messrs. Daniel F. McMullen, H. W. Nave, James Findlay and D. P. Miller were the first Road Directors, and were appointed by the Governor for two years. “During their term they gave out two contracts for State aid roads, one mile on the Legislative road, near Corrigansville, and the other mile be tween Wright’s Crossing and Borden Shaft, near Frostburg, and one mile on Bedford road, near Cumberland. “At the expiration of their term there wsre 2,100 feet completed near Corrigansville, and about three-quar ters of the contract on Bedford road, at which time I was elected by the people as one of the Road Directors, and have been re-elected twice since. “After taking office and looking over the ground thoroughly as to the pro gress that had been made with that class of work in the previous two years, which was paid out of the reg ular funds levied by the County Com missioners for road purposes, and the first two years that I held office, and j at the same time finished paying off the original contract and built one section of 1,400 feet and one section of 1,800 feet out of the regular road fund, we found that it would be im possible for us to build very much permanent road and at the same time take care of repairs as they should be. “As soon as the election was over ; that fall, at which election Dr. T. : Griffith, William Hove, W. T. Parker and myself were elected, I being the only member of the old board, we : went before the people advocating a special appropriation for State-aid roads, of $25,000.00 each year for two years, which was taken to the Legis lature and passed, and was again ; passed two years ago, which will run out again at the end of the present : year. “By the end of this year we will have almost twenty miles of perma . nent road in Allegany county, exclu sive of two contracts east of Cumber land, on the Baltimore pike, running from Cumberland to Flintstone for a distance of about twelve miles, which will be completed some time next year, and will make the total mileage of State and State-aid roads almost thirty-two miles. This work has cost, that is the State-aid road, from $7,000 . to $12,000 a mile. “Allegany county’s share for State aid road work is $8,967.39 each year. “In case we build twice that much road, and at the same time are able to work up to estimates, the State will re-imburse Allegany for one-half | that amount. “Yet we have been able to get con siderably more from the State with out one cent of expense to Allegany county. “In 1909 we received $17,778.15 from the State for State-aid work; in 1910 $25,892.36, and we have assurance of , getting $16,000 at least for 1911, which makes $59,670.80 that we will receive from the State in three years, or $32,770.00 more than is alloted by law, and which has been used to build per manent roads in our county. “How did we get that additional amount? Who was instrumental in securing that amount for the county? “Rach section of State work built in Allegany county by the county and State together can be shown in ( itemized form, showing the total cost of each section and just what amount was received from the State for each ] section, which at the same time will show whether the county has been able to work up to estimates or not. “The fact that some people have had reason to complain about the Na tional pike, between Cumberland and ; Frostburg should lead them to con sider that the Road Directors have no jurisdiction over the pike, as that is in the hands of the State Roads Com mission entirely, although we have ; been able to show to the Commission the necessity for repairing Red Hill, which will be started at once, and put ; in good shape. “Also, through whose efforts was it that the State Roads Commission in sisted that the bonding company of Hootman Brothers, who had the con tract on the Baltimore pike from Cumberland to Six-Mile House, be pushed to complete their contract ? We are glad to say that W. W. Crosby, chief engineer, in making an inspec tion trip over that section of road made the remark that Mr. Kean, who is constructing it for the bonding company, is doing excellent work, and of such a character that it would be hard to improve on. “If the public will stop to consider what it meant to build forty or fifty miles of this class of road and that it cannot be built in one year, and with the necessary funds that have been appropriated each year for this class of work, I don’t think there would be any room to complain. “We are also in a position to submit the statement of the State-aid road in Allegany county. There is also placed on file at the Commissioners’ office, in Cumberland, a statement showing the regular county work itemized in detail for each month the amount of money that was spent on each and every road in the county during that month; also State-road work. “There is no question in my mind as to the necessity for electing people to the office of Road Directors who have judgment and ability. For sev eral reasons: “In the first place, one of the im portant things that is confronting the people of Allegany county is the : maintenance’ of State and State-aid i road. In building a piece of macadam road you are given a plan, specifica tions and grade-sheet to do that work, which is then up to the man who has charge of the work as to whether he 1 is able to work up to the specifications; but in repairing a piece of. macadam road you have no plans or specifica- ■ tions, and it is then up to the people who have charge of the work to see how that work is done and be able to say what should be done and where. “How many people in our county know that? It is as much of a trade to learn, and learn thoroughly as it is to be a machinist or a carpenter. Then why not stop to consider who will measure up to that, if that is right?” Electric Bitters Succeed when everything else fails. In nervous prostration and female weaknesses they are the supreme remedy, as thousands have testified. FOR KIDNEY, LIVER AND STOMACH TROUBLE it is the best medicine ever sold over a druggist’s counter. HERE AT HOME. —* — Frostburg’ Citizens Testify and Confidently Recommend Doan’s Kidney Pills. It is testimony like the following that has placed Doan’s Kidney Pills so far above competitors. When peo ple right here at home raise their voice in praise there is no room left for doubt. Read the public statement of a Frostburg citizen: Mrs. John Wagus, 153 Bowery St., Frostburg, Md., says: “During the 15 years that I suffered from kidney com plaint, I tried a great deal of medicine but nothing gave me relief until I took Doan’s Kidney Pills. I had headaches and dizzy spells and felt so weak and nervous that my life was almost a burden. My back ached terribly and the doctor’s medicine did not help me in the least. When I read how Doan’s Kidney Pills were curing other people of similar troubles, I began their use. They improved my condition so greatly that I publicly recommend them and at this time, I can again speak in their praise. Another member of my family has also taken Doan’s Kidney Pills and considers them the best kidney medicine he has ever known of.” For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, New York, sole agents for the United States. Remember the name —Doan’s—and take no other. Executor’s Notice THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE, That the sub scriber has obtained from the Orphans’ Court of Allegany County, Maryland, letters testament ary on the estate of Conrad Vogtman, late of_ Allegany County, Maryland, deceased. All per sons having claims against the deceased are here by warned to exhibit the same, with vouchers thereof duly authenticated, to the subscriber, on or before the 28th day of January, 1912.. They may otherwise by law be excluded from all bene fit of the said estate. All persons knowing them selves indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment. Given under my hand this 28th day of July, 1911. JOHN RUPP, Executor. Save Your Money BY BUYING YOUR RAILROAD TICKETS J. H. HITCHIXS. A LL information concerning rates, routes, r\ change of cars and time of trains cheer fully furnished. [March 29 CUMBERLAND & PENNSYLVANIA H. R. PASSENGER TIME TABLE NO. 8 In effect 2:00 a. m. Sunday, July 30,1911. All Passenger Trains Daily. 127 125 123 STATIONS 122 124 126 11 00 330 830 Cumberland 740 1155 750 11 23 353 853 Mt. Savage 715 11 30 725 11 45 415 915 FROSTBURG 655 11 10 705 11 56 426 926 C. Junction 645 11 00 655 12 02 432 932 Midland 640 10 55 650 1212 442 942 Lonaconing 630 10 45 640 12 20 450 950 Barton 621 10 36 631 12 30 500 10 00 Piedmont s 6 10 10 25 620 a.m. p.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. p.m. Accommodation Train leaves Piedmont daily at 1:30 p. m., arriving at Frostburg at 2:15 p. m, Returning leaves Frostburg at 3:00 p. m., ar riving at Piedmont at 3:45 p. m. J. T. ROBERTSON, General Manager. BALTIMORE & OHIO EXCURSION SUNDAY, AUGUST 20th. Round $2.00 Trip to WASHINGTON. Round $2.50 Trip to BALTIMORE. Special Train leaves Cumber land at 7:00 a. m. IU No Us i I “Tell It To The Neighbors” $ !! THAT I 1 C. L. DeI,AFTER j ;; rr\ AKES a SPECIALTY of | / l Weaving Carpels, I < > And will Pay Freight on All ♦ 2 Goods One Way. X | MEYEBSDALE, PA. | 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 good repair, a new BANK BARN, and all Necessary Outbuildings. Convenient to Church, School, Store, Post-Office, Blacksmith Shop, etc. Fine Location for a Peach 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. Address— DR. PERCIVAL LANTZ, Alaska, W. Va. I QUICK LOANS j I From ss.o® Up! j | Anywhere in Allegany County, Md., J l Mineral County, W. 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STREETT’S Mother’s Bread YKRSIFTBD Frostburg’s poet-laureate tasted it during a moment of com munion with his Muse, and, while yet reeking with inspiration, he wrote the following tribute to it for us: The Whiteness and the Lightness and the Pure Rightness of our Bread Make it a g-eneral favorite wherever folks are fed; If you will try a loaf to-day, No more will we insist, For we know that then we’ll have you On our regular list. For its flavor and its savor will find favor that is sure; It makes friends every day because it’s strictly fresh and pure. J. M. STREETT CO A STERLING BANK. D file fidelity of Frostburg. I “THE RELIABLE FIDELITY.” I We do a General Banking Business. I 3 °Jc Interest Paid on Savings Accounts. Assets $275,000. I D. F. McMuuain, Pres. G. Dud Hocking, Treas. 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AND Collector of Claims of All Kinds, Union St., [Jy4] Frostburg, Md. 13 YEARSOLD i FINEST \ PUREST ALL RYE. FOR SALK BY ALL UP-TO-DATE DEALERS. iTjfrS iSIGNi m —op— % sas ®®Blßll§2^plß^=^^ @^^ THE BIG BLUE BELL! ?^t YOa NEED PROTECTION From pestiferous insects that are now on the wing. SCREEN DOORS AND WINDOWS That will effectually do the work, giving you comfort and peace. 3k*//36* June 21, 1911.