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WEEKLY. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY BY The Mining Journal Publishing Company, INCORPORATED. Subscription Rates \ l dhS Payable in Advance. (3 Months 25 cents Single Copies, 3 cents—At the Office. Advertising rates made known on applica tion. SARAH E . DAN&O, Subscription Cleric. Address all communications to — The Mining Journal Publishing Company, 80-83 East Union Street, FROSTBURG, MI). FROSTBURG, MB. - - OCT. 21, 1911. Good Roads News. The National Good Roads Congress and Exposition, held in Chicago dur ing the latter two weeks of October, was a great success. Its “most important work, ’ ’ as stated by the Brick and Clay Record, “was the formation of tentative plans for the construction by the Government of a series of great ‘national high ways.’ It is believed that this move ment is so well organized and has in it such elements of merit as will meet with popular approval and that the hopes of the good roads enthusiasts may be fully realized through the ac tion of Congress. “In case these national good roads are authorized, the question will im mediately arise to the standard of construction to be adopted and if brick interests fail to secure the adoption of brick for the surfacing of these high ways, it will be the fault of the manu facturers, for there is no question but what it can be shown that brick is the proper material to use and superior to all others for great trunk roads, such as are contemplated.” The Record regrets “that the pav ing-brick interests were not more strongly represented.” In the bill already before Congress seven great National Highways are projected— 1, Washington, D. C., to Portland, Maine; — 2, Washington, D. C., via Gettys burg, Pa., to Niagara Falls ; 3, Washington, D. C., via Frostburg, Md.; Wheeling, W. Va.; Columbus, Ohio; Chicago, 111.; Madison, Wis.; St. Paul, Minn., to Seattle, Washington;— 4, Washington, D. C., to San Fran cisco, Cal.; — 5, Washington, D. C., to San Diego, Cal.;— 6, Washington, D. C., to Austin, Texas, via New Orleans, La., and — 7, Washington, D. C., to Jackson ville, Fla., via Richmond, Va.; Charles ton, S. C., and Savannah, Ga. Strong, eloquent speeches were made by Philip T. Colgrove, of Michi gan, and Champ Clark, of Missouri. The former said, among other things, that 10 million dollars a year could be saved to the Post Office Department alone under good-roads service. And three of Clark’s expressions were— “ Bad roads have cost the people of the United States, especially the farmers, more in the way of freight rates than the Civil War cost them.” “The man who will invent or dis cover a material for making good roads where stone and gravel cannot be had, and who will make them at a reasonable cost, will deserve a monu ment as high as Washing-ton’s.” “It is the crying necessity of the age. We have had the golden age, the steel age, and every other sort of age. What we need is a good roads age.” Jenkins Eloyd Jones, of Illinois, also made a ringing speech, one expression this: “If a tithe of what we spend for other matters had been spent on the highways, we would be much further advanced in civilization and progress than we are to-day.” One of the “other matters” is the navy, perhaps. All of which, the Record thinks, presents a remarkable opportunity for investment of money and effort, in brick-paving development. And nowhere is the opportunity greater than right here in the Georges Creek and Jennings Run valleys! Question. Get the Democratic party in Mary land furnish our election laws? Just as well let the devil supply our prayer books Cumberland News. What is a prayer-book to an editor without a dictionary ? Oversight. The Secretary of State has noti fied State’s Attorney David A. Robb that 45 Allegany-county candidates have failed to comply with the ex pense-report clause of the Corrupt Practices Act, and are thereby amen able to prosecution and a fine of not less than S3OO. Nearly a dozen of these are citizens of this town and vicinity. It would appear that the State should make a law of that character especially known before primaries and elections. Not one of the candidates purposely disobeyed the law, and to make it appear otherwise the State should do the right thing in apprising candidates of their duty beforehand. KH.LTHECOUGH andCUPEtheLUNGS with DR. ICING'S NEW DISCOVERY FOfifSJKS! fpB ICE so*asi.oo |r TRIAL BOTTLE FREE AWDAUTHROATAND lung troubles SAT/SFACTOBY ' 4 ATHLETIC CANDIDATES 2 x For State Comp- For Attorney Gen j For Governor troller. eral. \ # GORMAN—The HARRINGTON— POE—Oneofthe f • Baseball Player. The leader In gen- famous “Pigskin" # A eral sports at St. Poe Brothers, who # t John's College. added lustre to m i Prlnoeton Unlver- A ? slty In Its football A matches. A | All finished manly products of enthusiastic, athletic boys. A Public Health. The State Board’s report for July was issued early this week. Items condensed as follows; From tuberculosis there were 100 deaths in the State; from typhoid 18; whooping cough 16. Of 363 cases of illness 163 were of typhoid, 76 of measles, 41 of whooping cough, 31 of diphtheria, 22 of scarlet fever, 18 of mumps, and 12 of five other diseases. Of 1,081 deaths in the State 165 were from infectious diseases; 916 from non infectious. There were 915 births. The percentage of deaths from tuberculosis —whites .848 of 10,000 white population, 3.38 of colored. In this county there were 36 cases of typhoid fever —30 in Cumberland; 4 in Frostburg; Gonaconing and Gil more 1 each. The report does not seem to include Baltimore city. Effective, Intelligent Boosting Benefits All Communities. It has been declared in all serious ness by an agricultural journal that the great gains made by the younger western states since 1900 are due, not so much to their superior resources, as to their temper of optimism and enterprise, whereas the spirit of pes simism in some eastern states offsets their own natural advantages. The east is accused of declaring constant ly that there no longer exist oppor tunities to succeed in its old commu nities, farmers especially decrying their calling as poorly paid. The western booster talks his com munity up, and helps thus to push it forward. He dwells on the bright side of things and the positive, constructive affirmations. It would be money in the eastern pessimist’s pocket to emulate the mood and method of the western optimist. He almost never knocks, and he al ways boosts. Partly as the outcome of this at titude and procedure populations in the west double, hamlets grow into great cities, and lands attain prices above those of eastern lands, even when the latter are not inferior— Spokane (Washington) Spokesman, October 11th. A Star Oration. A Cleveland (O.) judge—Bancroft Cox, paid the following tribute recent ly to the better sex : “Hail, then, to woman—woman, the morning star of our youth, the day star of our maturity, the evening star of old age. Bless our stars, and may they ever continue shining —in their 1 proper sphere!” |p Lubrication Without Carbon j]|j The ideal oil for either air-cooled or water-cooled machines. Dis- I 711 1 fill from Pennsylvania Crude Oil. A thin, pale oil which feeds freely I IIS] l\ \l\ M If your dealer or garage has no Waverly Special, write IIS end we U llfty V | / WAVERLY OIL WORKS COMPANY* • PITTSBURG, PA. yl) V INDEPENDENT REFINERS Mahers of "Waverly" Gasolines (1 V A STERLING BANK. flie fidelity of prostburg. “THE RELIABLE FIDELITY.” We clo a General Banking Business. 3 °)o Interest Paid on Savings Accounts. Assets $375,000. D. F. McMullen, Pres. G. Dud Hocking, Treas. We Solicit Your Business. ‘ - lMH** ; j Don’t It make you laugh to hear the Republicans talk about the Wilson Ballot Law, when they will run Bob Tall Tickets In very many of the Counties, with the hope of saving their State Candidates —Golds- borough, Cunningham and Soper? But they are doomed to defeat A Popular Nominee. Walter T. Parker, democratic nomi nee for County Commissioner, is one of a very few who can claim ioo per cent, of popularity at home. Several years ago when he ran for Road Di rector he polled every vote in his (Vale Summit) district. The result showed that he was held by all parties as a safe, capable, honest man where he is best known —a popular convic tion, too, that was strengthened by an unassailable record in office. His Preference. The heading of a letter to the Cum berland News enjoins sweethearts to “try being frank,” but there is— A fellow on Federal Hill Who would rather stay being Bill. A Good Candidate. For election to the office of Judge of the Orphans’ Court the name of John F. Workman, of District No. 11, Democratic Nominee, is here pre sented. Mr. Workman is one of the com munity’s best citizens—a straightfor ward, honest, unobtrusive man. He is all this by inheritance as well as instinct and habit. There were seven Workmans to whom original grants of land were i* f&Sg&ii fcjgSk vjHHp-sp. JOHN If. WORKMAN. made in this section during the 18th century—all sturdy farmers and ex emplary men. One of them was John F’s ancestor and he lives on land that once belonged to one of the seven. “Now and then,” said one of his friends the other day, “I believe that the names of some known here for at least four generations should go on the county roster, and I believe that now is a good time for the people to remind themselves of what they owe to American names over 100 years old.” Mr. Workman is fitted for the office in every way. 1.. ;| j 4 !•*. to- - !■ fU ■■! 4 i I 11 What does a white man gain by giving his vote to the Republicans, If by so doing, he opens the door to lower the scale of respectability and socially of his loved onest JIT l , ! i | 's' W , How This Landscape Should Look. Read the following poem by “The Bentztown Bard,” and' then reflect upon it as a picture of what all this region should be a few years hence : Thb Hius of Happy Apples. Take me up to appleland, not far away— The hills of happy apples, where the golden apples lay ; The happy, happy apples on the hills that proudly stand Against the crimson sunset in the happy appleland ! The hills of happy apples, The Winesap and the rest; — The old-time York Imperial And the Baldwin’s crimson crest ! Take me up to-morrow on the Western Maryland train, Or take me up by B. and O. to Martinsburg again;— Take me up to apples in the land where apples lie All on the hills of apple in the land of apple sky! — The hills of happy apples, Where the happy apples grow Eike on the trees of dreaming In the days of long ago ! Take me by the main line to the Shenandoah vale, Where they are picking apples by the barrel and by the pail;— Round Winchester forever let me stroll and let me stray With hills of happy apples looming over all the way ! The hills of happy apples, And a happy heart for mine Far up the hills of apple, Where the York Imperials shine ! —Baltimore Sun. Brevities. A Welsh Hill Englishman told Robert Simpson, of Grahamton, that “it is not so much the use of the word, ‘centennial,’ that our high-school scholars object to, but it’s the nawsty way the Journal prints it!” One lesson seems to have grown out of the Baltimore situation —shrewd politics have ceased to be shrewd. A correspondent asked the Jean nette (Pa.) Dispatch “the value of a dollar made in 1852,” but John H. Trescher, a native of Allegany coun ty, didn’t know —except that it would rate at “almost less than a square meal just now.” In Frostburg it is different. Here it will buy for one whole year the only unconditionally independent and exclusively great weekly newspaper in the State. STREETT’S Mother’s Bread VERSIFIED 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 tightness and the pure Rightness of our Bread Make it a general 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 C(X United States Depository. THIS BANK solicits a share of yowr business upon the basis of Souud and Progressive Banking, Liberal, Accurate and Courteous Treatment. Capital $ 50,000.00 Surplus Fund 75,000.00 Total Deposits, over 1,000,000.00 Assets, over 1,200,000.00 OFFICERS: We Pay 3 per cent. Interest on ROBFRDEAU ANNAN.... President Any Amount from Day ODIN BFALL, Cashier . DIRECTORS: o eposi . R. R. Henderson, Timothy Griffith, I®" Open for business Saturday Duncan Sinclair, Daniel Annan, nights from 7 to 10 o’clock. Roberdeau Annan. 00 NOT BE SATISFIED WITH LESS THAN THE BEST ET the benefit of improved facilities and experience by having your— M CLEANING ai)d pYEJiSiG DONE BY FOOTER’S apd Dyeii?<§ U/orks Charges Moderate. Service Prompt. Do not be misled by T! J ___ 9 those claiming to do X L/x3X IS W F k nnTFR-s” Dye Works, work has no equal. T. S. COOPER, SOLE AGENT, 5 BROADWAY, FROSTBURG, MD. Ginger Swaps. It will probably never be known what the hand-saw. What the corn heard with its own ears the potato saw with its own eyes. Rich people are known by their dol lars, but the humble ingern is known by its scent. Off Season. The pugilist must take a rest, This is his day of gloom; While making faces at his fate He has to stand around and wait And give the football room. —Baltimore News. Still 111. Somebody speaking of the value of patent medicines which contain con siderable alcohol, reports the Bek hart Philosopher as declaring that “efer since Aye got well from taken Rupena, bay yeminy, Aye bane sick.” THIS IS CERTAIN. ♦ The Proof That Frostburg Read ers Cannot Deny. What could furnish stronger evi dence of the efficiency of any remedy than the test of time? Thousands of people testify that Doan’s Kidney Pills cure permanently. Home endorsement should prove undoubtedly the merit of the remedy. Years ago your friends and neighbors testified to the relief they had derived from the use of Doan’s Kidney Pills. They now confirm their testimonials. They say time has completed the test. Mrs. B. T. Schofield, 96 W. Main street, Frostburg, Md., says: “For many years I suffered from pains through my back and my limbs were so stiff and sore that I could hardly get around. The kidney secretions were in bad shape and I rested poorly at night. When in that miserable condition, I procured a box of Doan’s Kidney Pills and they helped me at once. I have since told several other people about this effective kidney medicine.” (Statement given No vember 16, 1907.) A LATER STATEMENT. Mrs. Schofield was interviewed by our representative on May 17, 1911, and she said: “I am pleased to verify the public statement I gave in 1907, recommending Doan’s Kidney Pills. They certainly did good work in my case.” 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. POLITICAL NEWS FROM BALTI MORE. IT IS TIME FOR DEMOCRATS TO PONDER. Baltimore, Tuesday, Oct. 17th, 1911. Irrespective of local conditions, the relative positions of the Republican and Democratic Parties in the State must he well considered. The Republicans in a National sense are strongly protectionists, and they are looking and working on all sides to secure the Presidential Election next year for a Republican President, be this President, Mr. Taft or some other one of this party, who will at all times, work with and for the classes instead of the masses, and this comes home to Maryland in a very distinc tive way now. Maryland is needed badly in the Republican column, and the by-play that Mr. Goldsborough (selected by one man to be the party standard-bearer, and that man the direct representative of the National Republican Administration) is making is nothing but bait to the end of carry ing the State for the Republican Party next year. No one for a moment thinks or can pos sibly believe that if the Democrats of the State, stand by their guns, and go to the polls and vote as they should on November 7th, that Mr. Goldsborough will be elected, he does not think so himself, because if he did, he would not make a temporary resig nation of the lucrative office he holds to assume the reins again when the election Is over, but his object and the sole object of the Republican Party, as seen through clear, political eyes, is to bring the Re publican Vote up to a figure so close to that of the Democratic vote at this election, that with very little additional Federal patronage and Federal surveilance, that the Democratic majority, if small, can be overcome in the Presidential Election. Surely no good Democrat desires a con tinuation of the National Republican regime in this country. Indeed we can hardly conceive under any condition, even the most adverse, that a Democrat in Maryland, with the magnificent record of his party for 40 years in State Govern ment to guide him, can hope to gain any thing by going over to the Republican ranks. He will in no way help to clean his party of what might be termed corrup tion by so doing. If he is a Democrat now, he certainly will not change his in herent political opinions by going over to the Republican Party, and that party has gone on' record in this State in the only administration it has had in the last half century, as being opposed to everything progressive to the State, and its short tenor in authority brought about the most disastrous results in the history of Legis lation, as the records of the Legislature will show during the Lowndes administra tion, and it should never be forgotten that the Democratic Party is the party of the poor man, always looking to and legislat ing for the interest of the working man. Just the opposite of what the Republican Party has stood for in National Govern ment and in actions throughout the National Government protecting trusts from the time of Hays’ Election as President to the pres ent day. The Baltimore Sun, which has not been friendly to what is known as the organ ization part of the Democratic Party, recently said that it would have no con fidence whatever in any positive benefit from a Republican State Rule,and that what the State went through in its Re publican regime from 1895 to 1899, was not a satisfactory experience, and that the very election law on which the reform campaign of 1895 was fought was passed only on the last night of the session in 1899 after a heart-breaking scrimmage against Republi can resistance, and would not then have been passed without the help of the Dem ocrats. It should also be remembered that Federal office holders are the dominant power in the Republican Party in Mary land, and that there is not an ounce of reform in the whole outfit, and to put those office holders in absolute control of our State affairs means by the turn of a crank In the City of Washington every iota of independence In Maryland can be squeez ed out of the electorate and all the voters of the State made subserviant to the wish of the general government, which is prac tically doing away with all State Rights. We do not know whether our friends in the Country Districts have been following the official counts of the ballot boxes as given out in Baltimore City. The dif ferences between the official count and the Grand Jury count with the single excep tion of the vote between Hughes and Mc- Nulty really amounts to nothing, they are not more than the average clerical errors found in the tally sheets of election re turns in the Counties. There is another fea ture, should the State of Maryland be turned over to the Republicans at this time, which must not be over-looked, it would mean the placing of our schools, so dear to the hearts of our people and so necessary for the formation of the charac ter of our future citizens, under Republi can control. All decent people, and those who believe in the sanctity of the law are simply shocked at the action of the Baltimore ■ Grand Jury in its threats as expressed in public through its foreman. Just think of a Grand Juror under the sanctity of his oath, coming out on the forum and saying . before his Jury had closed its session it would put the Democratic ring out of busi ness. We consider this extreme partisan criminality. A statement of this sort, shows a foreman of that jury so biased, it would seem almost to make a deep think ing citizen hesitate to accept the result of the jury count if it should be as he pre dicts. And then, think of the threat of Mr. John B. Hanna, the Chairman of the Republican Stats Central Committee, when i he says that if the ballot in the Wilson Ballot Law Counties, is arranged in any way that is not satisfactory, that he will have prosecutions instituted through the United States Courts and bases his threats on the decision of what is known as the Annapolis case. A case which is in no way like one that would occur from any election violations under the Wilson Ballot Law. Mr. Hanna evidently forgot that the coming election is a State Election and the United States Courts have no jurisdic tion even if there were violations in the Wilson Ballot Law Counties. We think, with the Hon. Blair Lee, that this is no time for a man to change his party, and that if he is perfectly honest in 1 his desire to have changes for what he may consider is for bettering his party, then lie should get down into the ranks of the party and work to the good end because any one leaving the Democratic Party and going into the Republican Party, does not get Into a cleaner nest, and naturally the deserter has to go to the bottom and work his way up, and how much easier this is to do amongst one's friends, associates and party workers than in the camp of the enemy. Scrap of Logic. Emerson said that “great geniuses have the shortest biographies.” By the same token, the 106-year cen tennialists can’t be very great. That Which He Had Paid For. “How is my hair looking?” asked a Cumberland lady after getting off a car in Bonaconing. “Your hair!” said her husband, “I can’t see, but our hair looks all right.” A Word in Time. John D. Rockefeller owned a lake at Cleveland, Ohio. During summer he stayed by and guarded it. A few weeks ago he removed to his winter home in New York, and one night last week somebody stole the lake ! It was the only thing he had neglected to nail down! When Mayor Grimes, of Carlos, was here last Saturday he said the re moval of Bake Sylvan, now within the corporate limits of Shaft, to his town was only a question of time ; that soon as the State-Road Commission does the square thing in building a trans continental highway from the Shaft to Carlos, he and his Town Council will swoop down some night on the Bake and have it transferred before David Harum Plummer or Mark Twain Cooper get loose from the arms of Morpheus! In the interest of fair play the Jour nal mentions the matter now so that the incumbent custodians of the Bake will quit “sleeping so sound and so late.” Accident. As the democratic party was ascend ing East Union street Tuesday even ing the automobile contributed by James P. Brady, of Westernport, nominee for Road Director, “skidded” opposite the St. Cloud Hotel and the curb took off one wheel. The ma chine, a pretty one, laid “out of com mission” several hours. GIRL WANTED. GIRL WANTED FOR GENERAL HOUSE WORK. Apply to — WILLIAM W. WITTIG, 84 Frost Avenue, Frostburg, Md. For Sale. A large size “Alma” Coal Heating Stove in first class condition. Will sell for $7. Apply to — G. G. TOWNSEND, 37 Frost Avenue, Frostburg, Md. Wanted to Rent. A five or six-room House, centrally located, with bath and gas. Would lease for one or two years at reasonable rent. Address— HOUSE, Care of Mining Journal. IRWIN BROS., IT. SAYAGE, ID., MULLING CONTRACTORS. Water Wells , Mineral Testing, Air Shafts, and Lump Repairing . All Estimates Made on Application. Versons having Goal Lands can have a core talcen from their Coal Reds at little cost if done by the newly invented Ver cuss ion Coring Tool which ive operate. ORDER NISI. In the matter of the > Sales of the Real Estate ( In the Orphans’ Court of Andrew J. Willison, f for Allegany County, deceased. Ordered this 3d day of Odtober, 1911, by the Orphans’ Court for Allegany County that the sales of real estate of Andrew J. Willison, late of said County, deceased, made and reported by Clayton Purnell and Lawrence D. Willison, ex ecutors of the will of said deceased, be ratified and confirmed unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 7th day of November, 1911; provided a copy of this order be published in some newspaper published in Alle gany County, Maryland, once a week for three successive weeks before the 30th day of October, 1911. The report states the amount of sales to be $3100.00. P. D. GETZENDANNER, SR., J. N. M. BRANDLER, WILLIAM CLOSE, Judges of the Orphans’ Court. True Copy—Test: HERVEY W. SHUCK, Register of Wills. FARM FOR SALE. Contains 201 acres, 175 acres cleared. 275 peach trees, 3 years old; also apple orchard. 75,000 feet of saw timber. 9- room frame dwelling-house with cellar; barn, outbuildings, etc., all in good re pair. Well and springs. Convenient to church, school, store, postoffice, etc. On county road, 3 miles from main line of B. &O.R. R. 2 miles from Alaska, W. Va. Price S3OOO. One third cash and balance in one and two years. Address DR. PERCIVAB BANTZ, Alaska, W. Va. Notice to Contractors. Bids will be received until noon, October 25th, 1911, at the office of the School Board for the plumbing system to be installed in the public school building at Westernport, Maryland. Plans may be obtained from the office of George F. Sansbury, Architect, Cumberland, Maryland. All bids must be accompanied by a certified check for 5 per cent, of the total bid, made payable to A. C. Willison, Superintendent. The right is reserved to reject any and all bids. By order of the Board of School Commissioners of Allegany County. A. C. WIBBISON, Superintendent. JOHN CHAMBERS, Justice of the Peace. AND Collector of Claims of All Kinds, Union St., fly 4] Frostburg, Md.