Newspaper Page Text
HENRY F. COOK, Manager. FROSTBURG, MD. -■ - NOV. 25, 1911. if Personal. $ Messrs. James Gunnett and Thomas W. Neff, both of Washington, D. C., spent the week at their old homes here. Mrs. M. J. Brown, of Huntingdon, Pa., is a guest of her parents—Mr. and Mrs. Greenbury Humberston, Broadway. Mrs. Louis C. Colborn and daughter —Miss Eleanor, of Somerset, Pa., were guests several days last week of Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Beall. Dr. William A. Gracie, of the Mary land University Hospital service, Bal timore, visited his mother—Mrs. John Connor, of Eckhart, this week. Jonathan Jenkins, of Jenkins, K3 7 ., is here to see his family, relatives and friends. He is a valued representa tive of the Consolidation Coal Com pany. Dr. T. F. DeNaouley has retmrned from a short stay in New York City, his former home. Says his batting average, when talking with the great leaguers, was 1,000, and that invaria bly they then declined to be further entertained. John Engleby, of .Roanoke, Va., 34 years ago a valued resident of Frost burg, was here yesterday. He is the same good, genial “John,” and is not slow in expressing his gratification in seeing so mail} 7 improvements in the good old town. Hal Sprigg, in the metropolis the other day, the Journal asked him— “how are you getting along under the commission form of government?” “O,” he exclaimed, “worse than ever —worse, even, than when the republi cans carried it on under their form !” Mrs. Ida Starr, Mrs. Frederick Groom and Miss Mary Miller, of Bal timore, were the grand-assembly visi tors to Ridgeley Chapter, No. 3, Daugh ters of Rebecca, Monday evening. The first two were entertained by Mrs. Robert Biddington, Wood street; Miss Miller by Mrs. J. M. Zimmerly, Broadway. Charles R. Page, of Wildwood, N. J., was here several days this week sizing up Frostburg as a place of prospective abode. Mr. Page is a printer of ex ceptional ability and, in the probable event of locating here, will be en gaged by the Mining Journal Pub lishing Company. Besides being prac tically a good printer, Mr. Page is socially a good fellow. John M. Streett, of Cumberland, here Wednesday, reported that if the Commissioners would work together more harmoniously “the commission form of self-government” down there would be a great success. But each Commissioner seems too much con cerned about the proper performance of the other Commissioners’ duties. Hence, all seem to groan with out ward pain, and both the system and the public welfare are sufferers. George Stern, Prof. Eouis A. Tuvin, Fred. B. McCulloh and William Jef fries went on foot last Sunday and held services at St. John’s Rock. After a select reading by Mr. Jeffries on “Art As the Sine Qua Non of Na ture,” by “Hank’s” friend, “Eank,” Mr. McCulloh discussed “Dan’s Rock as She Is and Never Was.” In sever al particulars, however, Prof. Tuvin dissented from Mr. McCulloh’s stric tures, taking the position that Dan’s Rock had not been set up as a compet itor with St. John’s. In the general debate which followed George Stern held that inasmuch as the Potomac river had been scheduled' to flow b} 7 Cumberland it was indispensably nec essary that Dan’s Rock, though on a rib, should appear higher than St. John’s, on the backbone. Several verbal levels were taken, all unani mously showing that if St. John’s is not higher than Dan’s there is great deceptivity in the buena vista of alti tudinous phantasmagoria. The party went up-hill the long-way round, but returned the short way down. Street Paving. First time Journal ever saw brick laid in “snow on the ground” was Tuesday morning—on the Mechanic street link between Broadway and Water streets. Snow was very light, however. The link is completed. Slight Fire. An alarm from the home of David H. Eewis, Hill street, raised some ex citement Wednesday evening, but the danger was arrested before the Fire Department could reach the neighbor hood. A little damage to the kitchen interior was the result. Death from Mon-Oxide. The town of Mt. Savage was startled Thursday evening by the tragic death of James Birmingham, constable, in the new lock-up from mon-oxide, the product of imperfectly consumed natural gas. The effect was sudden and quickly fatal. He was a popular citizen, 62 years old. The Sick. Arthur Thomas, of Piedmont, West Va., is at his mother’s home here suf fering a slight touch of blood poison contracted in jewelry work. George Entler, of Wright’s Cross ing, was removed Monday afternoon to a Cumberland hospital, where he at once underwent an operation for ap pendicitis. He is doing well. Mrs. John Dudley, of Eckhart, is re ported critically ill. A Thanksgiving Prayer. God of the harvest, see us humbly kneeling; Eow at Thy feet in gratitude we bow ; Here to our eyes Thou art in love revealing The many blessings that attend us now. Daily Thou watch’d our coming and our going ; Tenderly Thou a guard o’er us hast kept, And Thou, in love, hast filled to overflowing The Horn of Plenty for us while we slept. God of the sad, the care-worn and the weeping, Heal Thou their hearts and drive ■their cares away ; Hold Them safely, Eord, within Thy keeping— Send to them Peace and Solace on this day. Sara Roberta Getty. Good for Everybody. Merchants profit by advertising in the Journai,. The people profit by patronizing these merchants. Thus the Journai, brings sellers and buyers together—right in the sellers’ stores. Died, At his home, on Welsh Hill, Mon day evening, November 20, 1911, Mr. Evan Evans, of paralysis, aged 69 years. Wife and three sons —Messrs. Evan, Daniel and James Evans, are bereaved. Mr. Evans was a Welsh man by birth, but many years a resi dent of this vicinity. Will Remove. Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Mayer will soon become residents of town. They now live in Eckhart, but Mr. M. wants to get closer to his work. Hustling the Clergy. A newspaper man once connected with a journal in Denver was one day in conversation with his chief when a clerical looking gentleman en tered the office. “Sir,” said he gravely, "I intend next Sunday to preach a sermon upon football, and it has occurred to me that an enterprising paper like yours would be pleased to have my manu script. I have no doubt that any number of your readers would be glad to read it and”— “All right, all right,” interrupted the busy editor, “but you’ll have to hustle it along. Get it in early—early, mind! Our sporting page is the first to close.” A Quick Change. When Victor Murdock arrived in Washington as a new congressman he felt that he had the earth in a sling and that money and expenses were minor considerations. Accordingly he went to the most exclusive hotel he could find and took an elaborate suit of rooms. So gorgeous were his surroundings that when Mrs. Murdock appeared on the scene she asked him what the charges were. “Oh, I don’t know,” replied Murdock unconcernedly. “I guess they’re all right.” “At any rate,” she suggested, “you’d better go down and ask the clerk.” A few minutes later he returned, rushed into the suit like a cyclone and began to throw things Into the trunks. Then he stopped long enough to telephone for a baggage man. “I’ve figured it out!” he shouted as he slammed up the receiver. “It's costing us $2.16 every minute we stay here. And we’re going to move In a minute.”—Washington Star. The ‘Mariners’ 'Compass. The Portuguese were the first people who learned the use of the compass in navigating the ocean. Didn’t Know Him. “Oh, Harold, I have such confidence In you that I would believe you if you lied to me.” “Darling, don’t tempt me that way.” Permanently Organized. At a meeting in Eckhart Monday evening the Baptist Sunday School Association of Allegany County was permanently organized and, for one year, officered as follows : President —John Bannatyne, of Eck hart. Vice-President—Thomas J. Sloan, of Eonaconing. Recording Secretary—Eatimer Brad ley, of Frostburg. Financial Secretary—Harry J. Wil liams, of Frostburg. Treasurer —George B. Wise, of Cum berland. Gone to Grand Lodge. Ex-Mayor James H. Fuller, Dr. J. C. Pfeiffer and James McEuckie repre sented Mountain Eodge, No. 99, A., F, and A. M., at Grand Eodge, in Baltimore, this week. Keep It Up. East week the Journal asked— “why not a hospital closer to the homes of Frostburg patients ?” This week the question has ma terialized into a movement looking to State aid in that direction, and the prospect is excellent. It is a proposal which should enlist | the active support of all. Business Locals. Many sufferers from nasal catarrh say they get splendid results by using an atomizer. For their benefit we prepare Ely’s Liquid Cream Balm. Except that it is liquid it is in all re spects like the healing, helpful, pain allaying Cream Balm that the public has been familiar with for years. No cocaine nor other dangerous drug in it. The soothing spray is a remedy that relieves at once. All druggists, 75 cents, including spraying tube, or mailed by Ely Bros., 56 Warren street, New York. Tribute to a Popular Citizen. W. Bladen Lowndes, president of the First National Bank, of Mount Savage, and vice-president of the Second National Bank, of Cumber land, was tendered a banquet by about 200 fellow-townsmen in Mullaney’s Hall, Mt. Savage, Monday evening and presented with a massive silver punch-bowl. Henry Mullaney, a prominent citi zen of Mt. Savage, was toastmaster, and filled the office admirably. The bowl was presented by Rev. George C. Shaw, rector of the Episco pal Church, who referred tastefully to Mr. Lowndes’ “fine qualities as a citizen” and to “the good he had ac complished in Mount Savage for the comfort and betterment of his fellow men.” Other speakers were Rev. J. J. Bowling, pastor of St. Patrick’s Cath olic Church ; James T. Robertson, gen eral manager of the Cumberland and Pennsylvania railroad ; Patrick O’Con nor, the oldest native born resident of Mount Savage ; William E. Hamilton, general superintendent of the Union Mining Company; Andrew Ramsay, president of the Mount Savage Enamel Brick Works ; Harry A. Pitzer, cashier of the First National Bank ; William C. Montignani, general secretary of the Baliimore and Ohio Railroad Young Men’s Christion Association, Cumberland ; William W. Brown and C. W. Donnelly, of Cumberland. Mr. Lowndes was visibly affected by the demonstration and responded feel ingly to the many good things said of him. After a residence in Mt. Savage of 14 years he will leave in January for Baltimore, where he will assume the duties of First Vice-President of the Fidelity Trust Company. Brevities. Gov. Wilson, of New Jersey, the other day denounced “stand-patters in politics.” Wonder what he would say of alleged stand-patters in “rhet oric,” hailing from Eckhart? According to the latest statistics there are 66 millions of feeble-minded people in this country, but the Eck hart Philosopher says—“bay yeminy, tey moost tak te census on election day!” To-Morrow Afternoon. The regular monthly meeting of the W. C. T. U. will be held to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon at 3 y 2 o’clock in the First English Baptist Church. “Everybody welcome.” Program: Mandolin solo Miss Enid Roach Recitation Miss Helen Zeller Solo Miss Elsie Dando Recitation Miss Jewel Noel Solo James Bond Recitation Arthur Bond Solo Miss Sadie Price Building Growth. Messrs. John and Harry C. Hitchins have commenced building operations on two residences on West Loo street. W. E. G. Hitchins is building an ad dition to one of his tenements on Frost avenue. Mayer Brothers have commenced work upon a new brick and concrete edifice—to take the place of the six ton ice factory on Uhl street. The plans of the firm include a building and plant of more than four times the ice-producing capacity of the present establishment, and it is expected that the new concern will be ready to fur nish “ice from distilled water” when the season again begins. “Quid Pro Quo.” New York City, Nov. 22, 1911. To the Mining Journal. “Hank’s” brand of resilience is ex quisitely superb. I always enjoy a good “upper-cut” in my jaw, and “Hank’s” quoted re mark in last week’s Journal left a completely charming sensation. So clean-cut, don’t you really know, and without (?) the semblance of sarcasm. “The female of this species is more deadE 7 than the male 1” Eh, Kip. ? I, myself, have often pondered the fluency and majesty of the Journal’s remarkable vocabulary, but even as a child I instinctively knew better than to even attempt to sit on a red-hot stove. (By the way, when and where did the Eckhart correspondent of the Cumberland Times get his wisdom teeth cut?) I see the Journal is agitating a hos pital for Frostburg. Preparing a mar ket for my wooden-leg emporium—eh, Journal? C. B. Ryan. Notice of Application for Retail Liquor License, WHEREAS, The following named person has, in compliance with Chapter 140 of the Adis of the General Assembly of Maryland for the year 1894, as amended by Chapter 415 of Adis of 1902, being Article 1, and as amended by the Adts of 1904 and of the Adts of 1908, and of the Adts of 1910, Public Local Laws of Allegany county, filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Allegany county his Application for License to sell Spirituous and Fermented Liquors at his Place of Business in Allegany county, as below stated — NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That all re monstrances against the issuance of License to said Applicant must be filed with the undersigned within twenty days after filing of this Application, which was filed Friday, November 24, 1911. J. W. YOUNG, Clerk. INDEPENDENT BREWING COMPANY, of Pittsburg, Pa. Place of business, storage house about 150 yards from C. & P. Freight Station, Eckhart. Residence, local branch office, Cum berland. Owner of premises. Independent Brewing Company, of Pittsburg, Pa. A Pleasant Affair. Monday, November 20, 1911, was the date of the eighth anniversarj 7 of the institution of Washington Camp, No. 41, P. O. S. of A., this place. In anticipation of that event a com mittee, consisting of Roland Eammert, chairman; Thomas E. Popp and Henry F. Cook, was appointed to arrange for fitting celebration. After the routine business of the Camp had been disposed of at its meet ing Monday evening Mr. Lammert mounted the rostrum and took charge of the program which had been pre pared. A large number of the mem bers had assembled and were wel comed by Mr. Eammert in a brief but eloquent address. District President M. E. Crabtree, of Cumberland, was scheduled for a dis course on “Our Order,” but for some reason he was not present. H. F. Cook gave a short talk on the subject. This was followed by the recitation of a portion of Wendell Phillips’ speech on “Toussaint l’Ouverture” by C. A. Rodda. Thomas H. Morgan then made a lengthy address on the history of “Washington Camp, No. 41.” He cited instances which occured during the life of the Camp, its struggles, its growth and success. After Mr. Morgan’s address, Thomas G. Jeffries spoke upon the subject of “Immigration,” dwelling, at some length, on its baneful influence on American labor and American insti tutions. After this the meeting was thrown open for general remarks, and several spoke, supplementing the observations of others. Charles R. Page, of Washington Camp, No. 142, Wildwood, N. J., was present and helped to enliven the oc casion with a short, pointed address. After the speech-making the Camp adjourned in a body to Albright’s res taurant, where an oyster supper was served in sumptous portions and royal style. Altogether, the occasion was the most delightful of its kind the local Camp has ever enjoyed, and all spoke in hearty praise of the splendid man ner in which the anniversary was commemorated. | THE HALL OF FAME. I ¥ PHILLIPS BROOKS —Noted | & bishop and pulpit orator. Born ¥ ¥ Boston Dec. X ¥ 13,1835id1ed ¥ x there Jan. % ¥ Jf'i /f " A \ 23,1893. Ed- ¥ % ('*' ' "Jk ucated at % ¥ V* n arvard | ¥ xi f and at ¥ ¥ l 't Alexandria x 1 Vig&fjk (Va.) Theo ' | X logical sem- X ¥ inary. Was ¥ x ) ? rectoroftwo a ¥ churches in ¥ f, —~— Phil a del- ¥ ¥ phia, became rector of Trinity, ¥ ¥ in Boston, in 1869 and was elect- ¥ x ed bishop of Massachusetts in X ¥ 1891. Wrote the hymn “O Lit- ¥ x tie Town of Bethlehem” and a ¥ published several volumes of lec- ¥ ¥ tures and sermons. ¥ The Better Way. If some ambitious member of the next Legislature wants to accomplish a really good thing, let him borrow a copy of the Illinois Act which pensions “the deserving poor mothers” of chil dren bereft of fatherly support. A correspondent of the New York World says—of a similar proposal in that State— “lnstead of having to send the chil dren away to different institutions where the State has to pay for their support, Illinois provides that the moiie} 7 be given directly to the mother, JlO per month for each child. “The pension helps to maintain the home, and though it may be humble, to the mother and children it is ‘home, sweet home.’ ” The pension in Illinois, it seems, provides nothing for the mother her self, but “$lO a month for each child,” a plan which supports a large family more munificently than a small one. Importatit Scholastic Event. The Graduate Study Club of the State Normal School will hold its first meeting for the season of 1911-1912 in the Normal School building, this place, this (Saturday) afternoon, November 25th, at 3 o’clock. This Club is composed of members of the State Normal Alumni who are actively engaged in the practice of their profession. It was instituted at the suggestion of Prof. E. D. Mur daugh, former principal, in order that they might keep in touch with new educational movements and to pro mote good fellowship among them selves. Principal Reginald H. Ridgeley and Dr. Samuel A. Baer, of the Normal School faculty, are both scheduled to deliver addresses. Each member has also been asked to bring for discussion some practical school room problem which has arisen as the result of actual experience. A full attendance of last year’s members is expected, while many other graduates have signified their intention of joining for the coming year. The officers of the club are: President—Mary Fawcett Carscad en, ’OS, Cumberland. Vice-President—lsabelle Screen, ’O6, Eonaconing. Secretary- Ethel Bishop Taylor, ’O4, Cumberland. Treasurer—Elizabeth Gehauf, ’O6, Frostburg. Critic and Director—Dr. Samuel A. Baer, of the Department of Psychology and Pedagogics, State Normal School. Providing for Water. 2 The Western Maryland Railway 2 Company has purchased seventeen . acres of land, near Pocahontas, from George Shockey, as a reservoir site to - supply the company with water from , the summit of Savage Mountain to 7 Cumberland. 2 Mr. Shockey, who has the contract to remove the stumps and logs, has ; begun work. A Gratifying Success. *■ The moving-picture entertainment ' given in Frostburg Opera House Mon day evening for the benefit of the Library Fund of the Grahamton Pub lic School was entertaining, instruct ive and largely attended. In fact, the most gratifying feature, in the estima tion of the faculty, is the fact that everybody interested in the school was a patron. Of course, many others attended, but to all the Journai, is asked to ten der thanks for a financial success | which will be of great benefit to the pupils. Deaths. l A two-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. f Jacob Folk, named Franklin, died of i scarlet fever Friday morning, 17th f inst., and was buried during the after j noon of the same day. ; Marriage Licenses. E Nicholas Salerno and Ginlia Pedoue, - both of Piedmont, W. Va. 1 Jacob Price Cutler, of Midland, and and Hattie Green, Lonaconing. Charles C. Black and Minnie Jones, I both of Allegany. . John W. Richardson and Lavina Pearl Devault, both of Lonaconing. i Frank Gisunatte and Luigina Ma i rello, both of Eckhart Mines. William Henry Matthews, of Mos cow, and Edith E. Phillips, of Lona ) coning. ; Administratrix’s Notice. S THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE, That the sub [ scriber has obtained from the Orphans’ Court of k Allegany County, Maryland, letters of administra tion on the estate of John Loughney, late of Alle gany County, deceased. All persons having claims > against the deceased are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof, duly authen ticated, to the subscriber on or before the ioth day of May, 1912. They may otherwise by law be | excluded from all benefit of the said estate. All , persons knowing themselves indebted to said ’ estate are requested to make immediate payment. \ Given under my hand this ioth day of Novem -1 ber, 1911. ’ CATHARINE LOUGHNEY, Administratrix | Notice of Application for Saloon License. > WHEREAS, The following named person has, * in compliance with Chapter 140 of the A<sts of the ' General Assembly of Maryland for the year 1894, > as amended by Chapter 415 of the Acts of 1902, * being Article 1, and as amended by the Acts of ’ 1904, and of the Acts of 1908, and the amendments > of 1910, and all amendments thereto, Public Local * Laws of Allegany County, filed with the Clerk of > the Circuit Court for Allegany County his Appli > cation for License to sell Spirituous and Fermented > Liquors at his place of business in Allegany , County as below stated — > NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That all remon * strances against the issuance of License to said > Applicant must be filed with the undersigned > within twenty days after the filing of the Applica tion, which was filed Thursday, November 16, 1911. ! J. W. YOUNG, Clerk. * JAMES PATTERSON —Place of business, 115 East Union Street, Frostburg, Md. Residence, > Midlothian, Md. Owner of premises, James ’ Conlon. Order of Publication. 1 Jennie Wood! No. 6815 Equity. 1 vs. / In the Circuit Court for Allegany . Henry Wood) County. The objedt of this suit is to procure a decree for divorce a vinculo matrimonii for abandonment. The bill states that the Plaintiff, Jennie Wood, : was married to the Defendant, Henry Wood, on j the first day of April, 1903, and that she lived with him as his wife at the town of Lord, Md., until December, 1905, when the Defendant abandoned the Plaintiff and refused to live with her, and that > the separation is beyond any reasonable expedta . tion of reconciliation, and that the same has con tinued uninterruptedly for at least three years, and that the said Henry Wood is a non-resident 1 of the State of Maryland and his whereabouts are unknown. > It is thereupon, this 25th day of October, 1911, ordered by the Circuit Court for Allegany County, ’ in equity, that the Plaintiff, by causing a copy of > this order to be inserted in some newspaper pub lished in Allegany County once in each of four successive weeks before the 27th day of Novem ber, 1911, give notice to said absent Defendant of ; the objedt and substance of this bill, warning him o appear in this Court, in person or by solicitor, r on or before the 13th day of December next, to show cause, if any he has, why a decree ought not to be passed as prayed. J. W. YOUNG, True Copy—Test, Clerk. J. W. YOUNG, i Clerk. ; Tribute of Respedt. At a regular meeting of Washington Camp, No. 41, Patriotic Order Sons of America, held Monday - evening, November 13, 1911, the following pream a ble and resolutions were submitted by Brothers " Thomas G. Jeffries, Charles Popp and Clarence c S. Wade, Special Committee, and were unani t mously adopted: Whereas, Almighty God, in the exercise of His j. divine will, has seen fit to remove from this world and the cares of life our Brother— Horace S. Clark, Who departed this life Sunday, Odtober 29, 1911, and in the sudden death of Brother Clark this Camp lost a true and energetic worker—one who 1 always stood loyal to the principles of Education, J Fraternity and Patriotism—and righteous inter- ests of his fellow-men ; and— Whereas, We earnestly desire to testify our respedt for his memory and to express our sincere i sympathy with the household bereaved by this \ dispensation of Providence; therefore, be it — Resolved, That by tender words and outward tokens we express to the family the deep and last ing obligations that we as brothers owe to his 3 memory and to them. j Resolved, That we tenderly condole with the family of our deceased brother in their hour of trial and affliction and commend them to the keeping of Him who doeth all things well, Resolved, That within our sorrow for the great loss we have sustained we find hope in the sincere belief that it is well with him for whom we mourn. Resolved, That while we sympathize with those who were bound to our departed brother by the 1 dearest ties, we share with them the hope of an everlasting reunion where partings are no more. Resolved, That as tokens of esteem for the mem -9 ory of our departed brother, our Charter be draped in mourning for a period of thisty days, a > copy, suitably printed and framed, presented to the family of our deceased brother, a copy to be retained by this Camp, and one presented to the Mining Journal for publication. E. E. KERNS, President. THOS. G. JEFFRIES, Secretary. Nation’s Coat Production. The United States Geological Sur vey has issued its annual coal chart, showing the production of coal by States from the year 1814 to 1910. The figures relate a wonderful history of growth. In 1814 a total of 22 tons of coal was produced in Pennsylvania. In 1815 the percentage of increase was good but still only 50 tons were taken out. By 1825 over 100,000 tons were mined in the two States producing. In 1850 the figure had reached 7,018,181 tons. In 1876 it was 53,280,000 tons. At the end of the century it was 269,- 684,027 tons. In 1905 it was 392,722,- 635 tons. In 1907, which it was sup posed would remain the record year for some time, the production was 480,- 363,424 tons, but in 1910 the enormous total was reached of 501,596,378 short tons, a production larger by far than that of any other coutnry in the world. So steady has been the increase in American coal production that most of the years have been record break ers. The total production since 1814 has been approximately eight and a quarter billion tons. Worms Gaauot Stand Dill’s Worm Syrup. All kinds are quickly and permanently removed by this truly great worm cure, which leaves the system cleansed and puri fied. When everything else has failed, try Dill’s and be cured. But there is no use in experimenting with others. Dill’s is pleasant to take, and an ex cellent cathartic. 25 cents. *5 Suddeti Illness. While Ridgely Chapter, No. 3, Daughters of Rebecca, were enter taining three grand officers and en joying the coincidental pleasures, Monday evening, Mrs. Elizabeth Lib by, of Welsh Hill, was taken suddenly and seriously ill about 11 o’clock, and continued so until Tuesday afternoon before she could be removed to her home. She is the mother of Mrs. George Richardson, of this place, and a most estimable lady. This is Easy. Clamoring for information and seek ing to know, one would like to be placed in juxtaposition to this : Why are some of the young ladies who re side in Cumberland politer and more intelligent than others ? I am sin cerely inquisitive for information. Dear Hank—that question, pro pounded in Eckhart, would be de nounced as a ripple in a “flood of ver bosity,” but the true reason you ask for is—all “young ladies who reside in Cumberland, as in Eckhart, “are not like” anyone of the “politer and more intelligent” class. A Confused Situation. When Fred. Durr, of Pocahontas, Pa., was last here someone asked him about game up in his section, but Fred, evaded by saying— “l never hunt —unless it is in the neighborhood of Burdockburg, where, you know, the town has no game ordi nance, and the first bird I ever shot over there was a tame squirrel that belonged to Titus A. Brick, and he used it for a watch-dog. “And the first time I hit that bird I missed him, and the next time I missed him I hit him in exactly the same place. “I went to see Tite about it, taking Mr. Pink Whiskers along, but Tite said nothing had happened; that he never owned a bird; that he not only still had the watch-dog, but he had the squirrel. “When we got out of hearing on the way home Mr. Pink Whiskers asked— ‘Fred., what in the mischief was it that you hit that you didn’t shoot at? ’ “I was compelled to give it up!” Bred gross SEALS BRING A MERRY CHRISTMAS Red Cross Seals Provide These Things Public Education Hospitals and Sanatoria Dispensaries and Visiting N urses These Prevent Tuberculosis/ and Poteci Your Home \ Last Year $300,000 Worth Were Sold This Year a Million is Needed From Red Cross Seals Will You Do Your Part? f If you canot buy Red Cross Seals in your vicinity, write to H. Wirt Steele, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, 15 East Pleasant Street, BALTIMORE, MD. 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. PERCIVAL LANTZ, Alaska, W. Va. I FOR I 1 National Cash Register, almost new. 3 Floor Cases, 8 feet long. 4 Suit Racks, 12 feet long. Tables, Mirrors and Shelving. Shearers*, FROSTBURG. Population of Maryland According to Color. Washington, D. C., Nov. 23, 1911. To the Mining Journai,. A preliminary statement of the white and negro population of Maryland by counties and principal cities, as shown by the returns of the Thirteenth De cennial Census, taken as of April 15, 1910, was issued to-day by Director Durand, of the Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce and Labor. The statistics were prepared under the direction of William C. Hunt, Chief Statistician for Population in the Cen sus Bureau, and are subject to later revision. The total population of Maryland in 1910 was sub-divided as to color as follows: White 1,062,645 Negro 232,249 All other persons—Japanese, Chinese, and Indians 452 The equivalent figures for 1900 were: White 952,424 Negro 235,064 All others 556 Far 1890 they were : White 826,493 Negro 215,657 All other 240 The negro population constituted 17.9 per cent, of the total population of the State in 1910, as against 19.8 per cent, in 1900, and 20.7 per cent, in 1890. There has been a decrease since 1900 in the negro population of 2,815, or 1.2 per cent., as compared with an increase during the preceding decade of 19,407, or 9 per cent. The white population shows an in crease during the past decade of 110,- 221, or 11.6 percent., as against 125,931, or 15.2 per cent, during the decade next preceding. Outside of Baltimore there has been since 1900 a decrease in the negro pop ulation of 8,306, or 5.3 per cent., as against an increase from 1890 to 1900 of 7,253, or 4.9 per cent. The white and negro population of Allegany county in 1910 and 1900 is given as follows : 1910 1900 Whites 60,893 Whites 53,694 Negroes.... 1,517 Negroes.... 1,669 Total 62,410 Total 53,688 This table shows a gain in whites of 7,199, a loss in negroes of 152, and a net increase of 8,722, including, prob ably, 5 persons classified as “Indians,” “Chinese,” “Japanese,” etc. Astronomical. The planet Venus was plainly visi ble Wednesday morning after sunrise. Saturn, now in opposition to the sun, is in good position about 8 in the evening to be seen. If there is a small telescope in Frostburg, its owner may easily see the rings of the greatest astronomical pnzzle within solar range. Sound Doctrine. Ex-Governor Warfield believes that every voter should go to the polls and vote. “Dirty politics,” he says, “is due to the neglect of those who fail to do their duty in going to the polls, and I am getting to the point where I want to see every man disfranchised who fails to exercise his only sovereign privilege.” A COUGH MAY KILL Coughs and Colds often develop Into serious and even fatal illness, such as Pneumonia or Consumption, DILL’S Cough Syrup is the tried and true remedy which cures before the danger point is reached. RECOMMENDED BY THOUSANDS CHILDREN ENJOY IT Made by The Dill Medicine Co., Norristown, Pa.,and sold everywhere at 25 CENTS A BOTTLE Baltimore & Ohio REDUCED FARE BALTIMORE December 4-9 ACCOUNT MARYLAND WEEK ANNUAL MEETING Maryland State Horticultural Society and Maryland State Grange. Ask Ticket Agent for full infor mation.