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MlNlNGjflJfej OURNAL
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” $
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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—
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Capital $ 50,000.00
Surplus Fund 75,000.00
Total Deposits, over 1,000,000.00
Assets, over 1,200,000.00
OFFICERS: DIRECTORS:
ROBFRDRAU ANNAN. ... President E - R - Henderson, Timothy Griffith,
Duncan Sinclair, Daniel Annan,
OUIN BRAUL, Cashier Roberdeau Annan.
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.
We Solicit Your Business. djy
HOLE-IN- THE- WALL
GROCERY
For daily needs
And special feeds
THE GROCERIES sent out from this
Store are the best—
f Breakfast 1
For Your \ Dinner j 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.
JSif Stop and buy at the “Hole-in-the-
Wail,” No. 43 East Union Street.
June 4 WILLIAM LAMMERT.
PH^TOC^UPH^^
AItTISTIC FRAMING
On Broadway, FROSTBUIIG, MD.
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. I*.
Miller & Co.
Agency.
'i; ' ,
J. B. Oder,
Representing D. P. MILLER & CO.,
Mining Journal Office, 82 East Union St.,
March 25] FROSTBURG. MU.
>-‘d.
JOHN CHAMBERS,
Justice of tlie Peace.
AND Collector of Claims of All Kinds,
Union St., [Jy4] Frostburg, Md.
13 YEARSOLD
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SCREEN DOORS
AND WINDOWS
That will effectually do the
work, giving you comfort and
peace.
3k*//36*
June 21, 1911.

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