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Mining Silfc Journal.
Some Very Interesting
Reductions Are Now Being j
made in |
miLLiNERY! |
| STERN’S. |
117 to 123 East Union Street,
a Pure Buckwheat Flour, g
O Mixed Feed a Specialty. m
cj A Full Line of Groceries —Just the Kind You Want. Q
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 —
The Push - Button Kind " t&sh the. Button-and Ifest"
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WJ elections in these Handsome,
Koomy, Modern Morris. Chair. „ CAtSiPS
In the “Koyal” Chair all the com- m * “kind™"
fort of the Best old-fashioned rod
and-rack Morris Chair is combined
“Push the Button and Rest”
That is all it takes to adjust the
Chair back exactly as you want it. iAIjjlP-Wit
Simply a little pressure on the but- ITlßlil ® 111 ™•k
ton under the right arm places the ' j 1
back in any comfortable or restful
Appeals to a good business man.
We are seeking YOUR business
and are prepared to care for it.
The smallest depositor is entitled
to absolute safety, adequate facil
ities, unvarying courtesy —and gets
them all at the —
Eventually—you will open an ac
count with the Citizens National.
Capital - - - - $50,000.00.
Surplus and Profits, $76,348.69.
Is one of our strong features.
| The Citizens National Bank
of Frostburg.
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Drifting at ease ’neath soft Italian skies,
0) One scarce could wish a more contented lot; ({‘3,
And yet, methinks, we could idealize
And hold as dear this sweet, idyllic spot. <*®i
WS® Fair Casselman ! here to thy shady bowers A
Jr, How oft we come to sit, and muse, and dream !
'Jfc Or seeking rest in pleasant summer hours, V
Our boats, unmoored, float idly down the stream !
Just doing nothing! work and care forgot!
gg Bright, happy youth, so buoyant, light and gay,
Finding youths’ joys in this sequestered spot—
Dreaming youths’ dreams the golden summer day ! dflN
Vffc Sweet, idle hours ! bright, happy days of rest!—
ijtji How oft in after years our hearts will long A
'3? For this idyllic spot, which is possessed
Of tender memories which around it throng !
Sara Roberta Getty.
1 The Items Below Were Current During T
Week Ending December 3, 1881.
The Valley Times , of Lonaconing,
reported that a prominent gentleman
of Frostburg “had fallen and broken
hiship.” “The prmonent gentleman,”
* however, asked the Journal to make
correction. It was not “his hip,” but
his watch crystal.
I A new horse-disease called “pinlc
! eye” was reported.
I L. H. Gehman was permitted the
I use of a school-room for night school.
> E. P. Gales was appointed a trustee
• of the Frostburg colored school.
Teachers’ salaries in the county ag
gregated $12,000 a term.
Allegany county can boast of eight
excellent bands of music.
During the year 1881 there had been
12 dwellings and 1 store-house built in
■ Eckhart. The town had 8 stores. The
Baptist church had been renovated
at a cost of SSOO, Andrew Fox, M.
Gunnett and W. Scott Burton doing
the work.
Thomas A. Evans, Jabez Warn and
James H. Hawke, for Frostburg City
Lodge, No. 88, Knights of Pythias ;
Rev. J. R. Andrew and Notley Bar
nard for Grace M. E. Church, South,
and William B. Baird for Ivlt. Pleas
ant L. A., published eulogies of the
late Rev. E. M. Davis.
Heine Lodge, No. 127, I. O. O. F.,
represented by Frederick Mitchell,
John Pfeiffer and Albert Holle like
wise paid tribute to the fate Henry C.
Policeman Charles Sullivan’s beat
was 3 miles long, over which he made
3 trips every night, making 9 miles.
The telephone was installed in Beall,
Baush & Co.’s store.
Fine building prospect in Lonacon
ing, and a colored female evangelist
was doing some effective missionary
work among the unregenerate.
A Lonaconing boy killed a 20-pound
wild-cat near the cemetery.
The committee on fire protection in
Lonaconing doing good work.
Norman Wilhelm, by mistake, killed
Aden S. Keefer while both were out
hunting wild turkeys in Garrett coun
ty. Neither knew the other was out
on .the same mission. They were
warm friends. The sad accident took
place Saturday, November 26, 1881.
J. S. Tennant, of Bunker Hill, Kan
sas, bought C. Seifker’s grocery.
The firm of Gross & Nickel dis-
Real Estate Traasfers.
Maryland Coal and Iron Company to
Josephine Holt, S6O.
: Union Mining Company to Charles
[ E. Robinette, Mt. Savage road, S2OO.
Mary A. Porter to William M. Far
[ rell, Mt. Savage, $lO, etc.
Clayton Purnell, attorney, to J. H.
: Tennant, Frostburg, $525.
Maryland Coal and Iron Company
j to Ernest May, George’s Creek, $270.
Georges Creek Coal Company to
■ Mrs. Janet Ayres, Lonaconing, $1,125.
Jacob Hest et nx. to J. W. Higgins,
j: Rawlings, $lO, etc.
W. B. G. Hitchins to Ernest Ram
,l | hoff, Frost avenue, $350.
an: independent newspaper.
solved partnership, each continuing
in the furniture and undertaking busi
ness on his own account.
Rev. D. G. Miller was reported as
conducting a successful revival at
Borden Shaft.
Mining work brisk.
At the parsonage of the M. E.
Church, by Rev. J. P. Wilson, Satur
day, November 19, 1881, Miss Annie
E. Arnold, of Toronto, Canada, to Mr.
Samuel T. Mears, of Allegany. The
bride was originally a London (Eng
land) lady.
At Borden Mine Monday, Novem
ber 28, 1881, Mr. Henry C. Boettner
died in the 42d year of his age. He
was a native of Hesse Cassell, Ger
many, and 10 years a resident of this
vicinity. Widow and four children
Henry Heilman, of Bowery Furnace,
was painfully hurt by falling off a
coal-hopper, near Blasn Avon mine,
Friday, November 25, 1881.
On same day, at Lonaconing,
Thomas Fisher cut his left arm
severely with an axe while laying a
Friday, December 2, 1881, Jacob
Lairn, of this place, had feet and
ankles crushed a fall of coal in
New Hope mine.
A salesman in a Frostburg store
made a mistake in locking two big
hogs in the store-cellar, and when he
and the merchant went into the cellar
during the evening “to see what was
the matter down there,” the merchant
promptly kicked him upstairs.
John Ryan, jr., of Lonaconing, and
J. P. Mloody, of Hoffman, represented
Allegany Land League in National
. Convention, Chicago.
Duncan J. Sloan, of Lonaconing,
made a tour of the South.
St. Andrew’s Day—November 30th,
was observed by Scotch citizens in
Foresters’ Hall. They had a fine
Several cases of sickness reported—
. among them Edward Winner, Dr. J.
J. Jones, Theodore Gunnett and Na
. than Loar. In Cumberland Dr. S. P.
. Smith and Percival Roland, and in
Mt. Savage Dr. A. Thompson.
Four young Lonaconing men as
saulted Conductor Mansfield, of the
C. and P. R., and a Cumberland mag
istrate “salted” them with heavv
- fines.
Ventilate! Ventilate! Ventilate!
> Pleasant days and cool nights—har
bingers of the approaching winter are
s at hand, and all mankind must need
seek the shelter of the home for bodily
. comfort.
It has been ascertained that 40 per
cent, of the diseases of winter are due
to improperly ventilated houses,
school-rooms, offices, and churches.
Sleep apartments especially should be
well ventilated.
> The popular fallacy that night air is
. dangerous should be explained away.
If due regard is paid to the art of
’ ventilation, wherever humanity con
gregates, the “melancholy days”
- should have no terrors for the people
of Maryland State Board of Health.
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[Copyright, 19(
ONE might search the map for a
week without finding the
town of Tsilam. though it is
an important shipping port in
:iie logwood district of Yucatan, that
part of Mexico which is nearest to the
Island of Cuba—that is, it is quite im
portant for a port without any people
to speak of —and the reason why it
would not be detected is that the first
two letters of Tsilam, the T and s. are
replaced by an inverted C. which has
the same “power" in pronunciation.
The United States consul in Merida,
the capital of Yucatan, promised me
that if I would lie over another steam
er instead of proceeding directly to
Vera Cruz and the City of Mexico he
would celebrate Thanksgiving day,
which fell due in the interval, in a fit
ting and appropriate manner. He would
not tell me exactly how he intended to
do it, but I knew him well enough to
feel assured of something novel in
store and so postponed the trip to Vera
Cruz and placed myself unreservedly
in his hands.
“Shows you’ve got sense,” said he
approvingly, “to trust me for the time
being. Now, as a great and just re
ward I’m going to give you the time of
your life. I’ve arranged for a grand
‘poo,’ which is the vernacular for a
wild turkey hunt, and the native name
for that turkey, by the way, is ‘pavo
del monte,’ or the peacock of the hills.
It is a smaller but more beautiful bird
than the wild turkey of North Ameri
ca. Its meat has a finer flavor, and its
plumage is glorious, every feather be
ing tipped with a great golden ‘eye,’
like the peacock’s, which fact has
caused the naturalists to name it the
Meleagris ocellatus.
“But enough of turkey terminology.
You can hunt that up for yourself in
the books on the subject. What I am
going to do, wind and weather permit
ting, is to show you the bird and give
you a taste of its flesh on the day set
apart for the eating of turkey in the
states. And, my official word for it,
there will not probably be another citi
zen of los Estados Unidos del Norte,
as the Mexicans call the United States,
except perhaps myself, who will cele
brate the day by devouring the succu
lent flesh of a pavo del monte.”'
Yucatan is a hot country, and when
possible all long journeys are made be
tween sunset and sunrise; so we start
ed on the turkey hunt at midnight,
climbing inti* our volan coche just as
the last stroke of 12 sounded from the
clock tower of the old cathedral.
“Quien vive?” yelled the sentinel on
duty at the city gate as we dashed
through the arched portal and sped in
to the country district.
“Amigos!” (friends) we shouted, but
by this time we were half a gunshot
away and our mules were going at
such speed that if the sentinel had tak
en a shot at us he couldn’t have hit our
flying coche. But perhaps the reader
has never seen, much less had a ride
in, the volan coche, or flying coach, of
Yucatan. Know, then, that it is a two
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wheeled vehicle without springs and
without seats, but in their stead a
mattress, upon which the passengers
stretch out and are supposed to snooze
as the three mules in harness speed
over the roads. The roads are about
the roughest in the world, but the
driver doesn’t mind a little thing like
that. His orders are to make time,
and so he stands out on the shafts and
plies the whip regardless, shouting at
the top of his voice, “Moola, moola,
moo, moo, moo, moo-lah!” And away
we go, like the wind on a spree.
In this manner we traveled all that
night and the next morning, halting
only to change the mules every four
hours or so, lying up from noon till G
o’clock in the evening, when away
again, alternately sleeping, eating,
drinking and smoking, all the time on
■wheels, and at daylight the second
morning we finally stopped for good,
with a general assortment of “wheels in
our heads.” If there was a spot on my
body not sore or bruised black and
blue I do not remember having found
it, and my legs were so stiff from dls
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use that at first getting on them I
could hardly stand.
The town lias one long street lined
with one story dwellings of stone, and
as everybody seemed to be asleep our
muleteer began at one end of the
street and pounded on every door, then
repeated the performance back J.gain
until finally somebody poked his head
out of a hole in the wall and told us
to go to el diablo. An old woman
showed herself at last and then a
younger one, and both set to work most
industriously grinding corn between
two stones and cooking tortillas for us
over an open fire.
I thought this might be the end of
the journey, but the consul said no,
there yet remained half a day’s jaunt
on horseback, but all the way through
turkey country, so the time would
pass more quickly and pleasantly than
if we were in the volan. At last the
old woman brought us a stack of tor
tillas a foot high and spread them out
on a board for us to eat, while the
younger female, a comely mestiza,
played on the guitar and sang to the
popular tune of the “Toro.” This was
our Thanksgiving breakfast, tortillas
and frijoies, the latter being beans
fried in fat and the former just plain
everyday flapjacks. We had no knives
save our hunting knives and no forks
or spoons, but we rolled up the thin
tortillas into scoops, with which we
ladled in the beans, with another tor
tilla as a plate, and after the beans
were gone devoured both plate and
spoon as well. So, there being no dish
es to wash, the two women saddled
our horses for us when the repast was
over, saw to it that the girths were
tight and the riatas coiled on the pom
mels and then gave us “adios” with
much grace.
Four Maya Indians tramped the trail
ahead of us and led the way through
the logwood forests, where we wound
between the crooked trees and among
immense ant hills big as houses. Each
Indian was naked to the waist, wear
ing nothing but a pair of pantaloons
cut short at the knee, and in the hollow
of his left arm carrying a wicked look
ing machete. When well into the for
est they spread out like a great fan,
ranging for turkeys, and not an hour
passed before the consul and myself
each had a shot, and each brought
down a plump gobbler with plumage
of golden bronze shining like the sun.
When at last we reached the palm
thatched hut on the coast where we
were to pass the night each of us had
three fine turkeys at his saddlebow,
and the consul carried behind him a
venado, or native deer, which he had
shot on the jump as it plunged be
neath the logwoods. The camp was
reached late in the afternoon, but our
four Indians went to work with such
energy that by sunset they had our
table spread with the viands smoking
hot. It was set near the beach beneath
the golden rooftrees of the cocoa palms,
where a cool breeze tempered the heat
of this tropic region and banished the
As our friend had promised, our
Thanksgiving dinner comprised the
golden turkeys, two of them adorning
our table, their heads neatly tucked
beneath their wings, and which, stuff
ed with bread nuts and acajou, were
more delicious to the taste than tongue
can tell. Then we had venison, with
guava jelly; faisan, or native quail;
two kinds of fish peculiar to the coast
of Yucatan; such fruits as the mango,
orange, pineapple, and vegetables like
the yam, eddoe and sweet potato. For
drink we had arnolli, a gruel made by
mixing maize meal in water, pulque,
bottled, and mescal, from the high
lands of Mexico, and vino tinto, or
claret, from Spain. All the drinks and
comestibles had been brought by the
Indians in hampers on their backs, all
except tlie game, which they were in
strumental in securing by acting as
guides to the haunts of the pavo del
monte. As we ate and drank we heart
ily agreed that Thanksgiving day in
Tsilam was indeed a day on which to
be thankful.
HENRY F. COOK, Manager.
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XA change of cars and time of trains cheer
fully furnished. r March 29
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
12 12 442 942 Lonaconing 630 10 45 640
12 20 450 950 Barton 621 10 36 631
12 30 500 10 00 Piedmont ’6 10 10 25 620
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Returning leaves Frostburg at 3:00 p. m., ar
riving at Piedmont at 3:45 p. m.
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sterilized like new and not shrink a thread.
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