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Mining Sfc Journal.
J. BENSON ODER, Editor.
FORTY-FIRST YEAR NO. 10
GVery Interesting 1
ms Are Now Being
made in
LLIfMERY!
TON’S.
G STERLING BANK. i)
ffie fidelity of frostdurg.
“THE RELIABLE FIDELITY.”
We do a General Banking Business.
3 °fo Interest Paid on Savings Accounts.
t . Assets $275,000.
D. F. McMullen., Pres. G. Dud Hocking, Treas.
We Solicit Your Business,
HOUSES AND LOTS FOR SALE!
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
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FROSTBURG, MD., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1911.
December.
The white snow-flakes are flying all around ;
High pyramids and dazzling drifts one sees ;
They fall in feathery lightness to the ground,
Or cling in mystic softness to the trees.
From out our parlor-window we can see
Our bright-faced, merry children at their play ;
We see them build their first snow-man with glee,
And hear their mirth each time it melts away.
Near to our open fire-place we can stay,
Basking within its cheery, sparkling light;
In warmth perform our duties by the day,
And sit in comfort by its glow at night.
December ! month of happiness and cheer !
Through ages will the bards your praises sing,
And royally we bid you welcome here
For all the Yuletide pleasures which you bring!
Sara Roberta Getty.
? 1881 1911 A 1
t THIRTY YEARS AGO. f
| The Items Below Were Current During
Week Ending December 10, 1881.
Guiteau said—“l am as good a
lawyer as any of them,” and the Jour
nal retorted, in effect, that he couldn’t
claim more were he a member of the
Cumberland bar.
Messrs. James Hanson, J. M. Zim
merly and James P. Smith, committee,
representing Mt. Pleasant L. A., No.
718, published a “Tribute of Respect”
to the late Henry C. Boettner.
Woods swarming with wild turkeys.
At Midlothian Wednesday, Decem
ber 7, 1881, Miss Janet Keirs was mar
ried to Mr. James Hamilton by Rev.
J. P. Wilson.
Washington Loar was slightly hurt
at Midlothian Monday, December sth,
while endeavoring to couple two loaded
coal cars.
G. A. Lammert, a Borden mine em
ployee, fell from a moving train
Thursday, December Bth, and had
three toes cut off by the cars.
Dr. Alexander Thomas, of Mt. Sav
age, died Friday night, December 2,
1881. He was a native of New Jersey;
had lived in Mt. Savage 20 years and
1 became one of the county’s most es-
I
To the Memory
| Of Hannah Lynch Kehoe, sister of
Mrs. Chambers, late of Frostburg,
Md., these verses are inscribed by a
t grateful Nephew.
, Air —“Nora O’Neil.”
i To the bright, sunny banks of
Blackwater,
And its meadows enmantled in
green —
In memory I go back this morning,
While I sing of an Irish colleen.
In a cottage as snug and as cosy—
Sure no mansion could ever be more ;
At a long, sweeping bend in that river,
Just half-way between Fernoy and
Lismore—
’Twas there, on a fine summer
morning,
Ere the lark had yet proclaimed the
“Day,”
The sweet soul of whom I sing was
born—
I’ve been told it was early in May.
In May, the Queen of the Seasons,
A fitting selection, I ween,
For none was e’er fairer or sweeter
Than “Our Hannah,” this Irish
colleen.
Take notice, ye true sons of Munster,
Who came here from dear Waterford,
Ma3'hap you have “tripped the
fantastic”
On “the green,” near Maccollop
Ford.
There gathered the lads and the
lassies,
Their merits each one to compare ;
• Maybe, as a young swain, you’ve met
her—
“ Our Hannah,” most always was
there.
By Nature endowed with the graces
Maidens less favored acquired,
Was envied, but never was hated—
By all she was truly admired.
But the time came at last, and “the
Famine”
That stealthily our fair land stalked
through,
When this fair Daughter of Erin must
leave it,
And begin life in a strange land
anew.
Ah, how well I remember the parting,
Though tender and few were my
years;
The heart-rending sorrow of parents,
And sisters and brothers in tears.
The fates seemed ashamed of the
misery they caused;
The scene is now changed for the
better;
They’re with her again—the dear
ones she loves—
In this free land, rejoicing, they
meet her.
* * * * -* * *
Again the scene changes ; alas, it is
sad !
Death hath taken our dear one
forever!
Naj 7 , not forever—we will meet her
again ;
AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER.
. timable citizens. He left a widow and
• several children.
Percival Roland, 34 years old, deputy
clerk 13 years under Theo. Luman,
Clerk of the Circuit Court, died Sun
■ day, December 4, 1881.
Messrs. John Speir, John Keirs and
James Frew, of Midlothian, left Thurs
day, December 8, 1881, to visit old
home scenes and friends in Europe.
Louis Beckman, of Allegany, ob
tained a patent on a self-sealing fruit
jar.
Among Christmas-goods advertisers
in Journal were Hitchins Brothers,
D. J. Betz, P. C. Beall, B. Stern & Co.,
and John Chambers. There were 23
others—all now out of business, or
gone.
N. M. Dean reported ill.
Three cards of thanks published—
the Arion Band for patronage of en
tertainments ; Rev. William O. Petty,
pastor of English Baptist Church, for
■ a surprise party of friends who left
him and family several handsome
; gifts, and Shenandoah Tribe, No. 73,
. Red Men, of Eckhart, for patronage
■ of a fair.
She is waiting beyond Life’s Mystic
River !
With parents and sisters she’s
awaiting us there,
And husband and brother are with
;
A grand-son she fondled in infancy
here,
And his father—they also are with
her.
To this Muse she was dearer than
sister e’er was ;
And fonder, and truer, and kinder ;
His first steps she guided, his first
words she taught;—
In death his love for her grows
stronger.
Where rests thy loved form, m3' dear
Aunt so true —
A shrine in my heart I have made it;
I visit it daily in spirit and prayer,
And memory shall never forsake it.
Fair daughter of a sire who was ever
my friend,
I could not forget you in passing;
I know that she loved you —whom we
mourn to-day,
And from Heaven she sends you her
blessing.
And thou, maiden sister, arise from
thy grief ;
Thy loved one is not dead but living ;
From her Home in High Heaven she
commands you to-day—
“ Lone sister, arise from thy
weeping!”
Instead will we promise—who knew
her so well—
Now triumphant forever in bliss,
To twine with our prayers choice
emblems of love,
And seal each bouquet with a kiss.
M. A. Chambers.
St. Andrew, Fla.
Something Better.
Count that day rare whose low de
scending sun sees no hunter killed by
his own or some other fellow’s gun.—
Cumberland News.
I Count that day lucky whose influ
ential promise of rain sees no full
t back busted nor quarter-back suffering
pain.
Tips for Up-to-Date Business Men.
Over in Jeannette (Pa.) the Dis
’ patch gives four tips to its advertisers
—copied herein because they are
equally good for adoption by Frost
’ burg business men who ought to ad
vertise :
“1, Don’t write to yourself, but to
the men and women you desire to in
fluence. Don’t advertise yourself, but
your goods—honestly and without ex
travagance.
“2, Write plainly, so that everybody
can understand what you are trying to
say in the shortest possible time and
the easiest, clearest manner.
“3, Don’t try to be clever. Clever
advertisements amuse, but they do
not sell goods like straight talk.
“4, Keep everlastingly studying
new methods of advertising goods to
the public.”
A Dream of Two Cities.
I wandered up the “White Way” under incandescent glare,
And reaching 34th street, met Kear Hosken there.
Extending the glad mitten, said he—“hello, C. B. R. !
My feet are sore as blazes ! come, let’s take a car.”
“Pause,” said I, “what hurry? whither leadest thou?”
“To-night we organize,” said he, “the Order of High-Brow.”
“What’s them?” asked I; “or it ? make answer more intelligible.”
Then with a sigh he slowly said “I—guess—you—are—not—eligible.”
With still a thirst for learning, I ventured once again
And asked—“come, tell me, general—is them things mice or men?”
Arrested by the conductor who yelled—“step lively, please !”
In silence we then boarded, though I was ill at ease.
But even while I pondered, as in a seat I sank,
Someone said—“hello, general !” It was none but Mr. “Hank !”
First “Hank” looked at the general ; then toward me, but said nix ;
Then to Hosken said—“where did you get the appendix?”
The general apologized ; said—“just a low-browed friend,”
And a lot of other high-brow stuff I couldn’t comprehend.
I was never before so conscious of superior environ,
But I stuck it out with clenched teeth while they talked ’bout webbed-foot
Byron.
Their talk kept gettiu’ drier than Ben Hur or Sahara
Until the car came to a stop and “Hank” yelled—“hello, Sara!”
Ah, here’s my chance ! my spirits rose ! I fixed my tile and coughed ;
Then started a la Chesterfield—but the cruel thing just laughed.
Again I sat back in my seat and wondered what was next,
And I hardly need to tell you—l was getting pretty vexed—
When, at last, yelled the conductor, in clear, stentorian note —
“All out here for Hoboken ! if you run you’ll catch the boat!”
All out of breath, we caught the boat—l never shall get fat again !
And who do you suppose was on it ? Why little Jimmy Ratigan !
Said Jimmy to us—one and all, including me (appendix)—
“I’m much obliged to meet you !” and after that he said nix.
The boat set sail, or rather steam, and soon we made a landing,
Which, need I say, was safe and sane, with the general commanding.
Once more on land, the scheme began to slowly penetrate me,
And them big words the general used seemed less to aberrate me.
Here, what’s the agitation ? why this military flutter ?
’Twas the general saluting “Col. Whoop Koffkutter.”
“Mr. Pink Whiskers” and the Journal were also in the crowd,
And along came Fred. Durr to help them whoop it loud.
And when to a lady friend we had said “howdy-do” to her,
We were reinforced by “The Eckhart Philosopher.”
Then to a German Turn Verein we swiftly made our way,
And the general, after calling roll, these noble words did say—
“ Now all of us High-Brows—excepting what’s appended,
(And we can’t let no slurs at us go by undefended,)
There’s certain folks what know us—don’t like the words we use,
But we aint losing any sleep and we wont get no ‘blues.’
We’ll get a ‘booktionary,’ with great big long words in’t,
And if we can’t find the ones we want we’ll have to start a mint.
I know some long-tailed words of ’osity and ’ation,
But they aint in the Koran—so they get no consideration.
I also looked in the Pentateuch for that big word, ‘Bishmillah !’
But I think that for the present I’ll stick to old ‘lnshallah !’
This aint no amphibology ; we all knows what we wants,
And we are fortified against plebian, low-brow taunts.”
For a moment there was silence ; one could hear “Sea Brine’s” watch tick,
While Hosken read a telegram—“with regrets of Titus A. Brick.”
Which regrets all shared quite “bigly,” the appendix much as all.
After which all settled snugly in that famous Turn Verein Hall,
And listened to a discourse eloquent—yes, overmuch,
On rules and regulations of rhetoric and such.
“The English Language,” said Hosken, “is only made for folks
What’s highly educated, and not for us poor blokes.
Make rules for playing base-ball and music, if you please,
But when they tries to talk ‘by note’ they puts things ‘on the cheese.’
Just ‘let her go’ ad libitum if I’m to be your teacher ;
’Cause we can talk ‘more sensibler’ if we don’t care how we screech her.”
I hope when the general sees this he wont charge anachronism ;
For being a mere appendix, I lack some in mannerism.
But the meeting went somehow along the lines above described,
And I’m an honest, hard-working poet that never could be bribed.
I left them at the Turn Verein Hall—(an appendix is not missed)
I left them in their glory as rhetoric “cads” they hissed.
I started for my rendezvous—my cottage on the hill.
In far-away Bogota tapped I on a window-sill ;
Came a voice to me familiar from a window just above,
And my wife called—“hello, dearie ! pray, what has kept you, love ?”
Said I—“woman, cease that chatter ! such nonsense I’ll not allow,
And henceforth always consult me as a member of the Order of High-Brow /”
Just then I felt a strange hold around my neck,'and another familiar voice
said :
“Papa, get up ; breckus is ready, an’ Bobby wants to sleep in muvver’s bed !”
C. B. Ryan.
P. S. —Say, what’s good for dreams of this kind ?
Owr Dear Mother —Now At Rest.
In memory of Mrs. Hannah May
Horten, who died Monday, March
13, 1911, aged 68 years, 9 months,
and 24 days.
Day by day we saw her fade,
And slowly sink away ;
Yet in our hearts we often prayed
That she might longer stay.
Dear Mother, how can we give you
up—
You whom we loved so well?
How can we drink this bitter cup,
And say the word, “farewell?”
God loved her, too, and He thought best
To take our Mother home to rest.
O, Mother, could you speak to us,
And could you live again,
Your children’s hearts would then be
healed ;
But this we ask in vain.
Our hearts are sad and lonely now ;
Our grief’s too deep to tell;
But time will come to us so soon
To say a long and last farewell.
J. E. Davies.
Lesson in Tmth.
The permanent interest of every
man is, never to be in a false position,
but to have the weight of nature to
. back him in all he does. —Emerson
, What is true of man is equally true
of a town.
Hence, it is to “the permanent inter
. est” of this town to place itself in a
true position, with the weight of truth
i to back it in the real significance of
. the Home-Coming next year.
Invite no one to come home on the
. false pretense that 1912 is the cen
tennial year.
Both Ear-Drums Ruptured.
As reported by the Oakland Repub
lican of November 23d, Michael Boyle,
' of that place, received a letter that
1 day “advising him that the injury sus
tained by his son James, aged 18, who
was hurt about two weeks ago in a
' foot-ball game at Mt. St. Joseph’s
i College, near Baltimore, would be per-
manent, there being no possibility of
the young man regaining his hearing.
“An examination by the surgeons
has revealed the fact that both ear
drums were ruptured and that he will
be permanently deaf.
“Young Boyle is quite a favorite
with the Oakland people and his af
fliction is sincerely regretted bj 7 all.”
Brevities.
In Baltimore, according to the Sun,
the expression, “robbing Peter to pay
Paul,” may be interpreted as reduc
ing the tax rate and boosting special
assessments. In Frostburg the
scheme is not only an interpretation,
but as the tax rate can’t be raised, the
wily assessment can be boosted to
almost any height.
Nine hunters were accidentally
killed in the State of New York dur
ing the brief open season for deer—a
record which overtakes and distances
both aviation and motoring, and near
ly catches up with foot-ball.
Acknowledgments.
Hon. Thomas J. Johnson, owner of
the famous Johnson Farm, on the
National Pike, 4 miles west of town,
, left a large box-full of fine apples at
the editor’s home one day this week.
. They are samples of fruit grown on
the farm and typical of what this
. mountain soil is capable of producing.
Mr. Johnson believes the Journal is
entitled to some credit for the agita
■ tion which has resulted in the restora
tion of the National Pike, and this is
. his nice way of acknowledging it.
The President and Directors of the
First National Bank had several beau
tiful marble slabs “left over” from
their re-model work, and one was sent
. out the.other day to the editor’s home
“as a testimonial of—not only esteem,
but of love.” The slab will be duly
. utilized in constant memorial of the
, kind givers.
A “Jonathan” apple came by mail
i this week from J. G. Harrison & Sons,
■ Berlin, this State. It is a nice one.
HENRY F. COOK, Manager.
WHOLE NUMBER 2,095.
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ALL information concerning rates, routes,
change of cars and time of trains cheer
fully furnished. [March 29
CUMBERLAND & PENNSYLVANIA R. R.
PASSENGER TIME TABLE NO. 8
In effect 2:00 a. m. Sunday, July 30,1911.
All Passenger Trains Daily.
127 126 123 STATIONS 122 124 126
11 00 330 830 Cumberland 740 1165 760
11 23 363 863 Mt. Savage 715 11 30 725
11 45 415 915 FROSTBURG 655 11 10 705
11 66 426 926 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 ;610 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,
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