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J. BENSON ODER, Editor. FORTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 16 GRIDIRON STORiES Football Games That Were Won by a Tongue Lashing. A TALK THAT BEAT HARVARD. Trainer Mike Murphy Made the Ap peal to Penn, and the Red and Blue Rose to the Occasion and to Victory. A Dog Won a Game For Columbia. Writing on football In the American Magazine, Edward Lyell Fox tells of football defeats that were turned inio victories by tongue lashing. He says: “There are Instances whereby coach es have won games all unbeknown to the public. These are crises that have been faced in the dressing room be tween the halves, with the team stretched out dirty and bruised. Lash ed by coaches’ tongues or stirred by the appeal personal, an apparently dis organized and defeated rabble often becomes a steady but furious fighting unit. “In 1905 Pennsylvania went to their dressing room after playing a 6 to 6 first half with Harvard. The tie score was misleading. Harvard had played the better football. They had ripped the red and blue line to tatters. And Harvard would have crushed Pennsyl vania if Mike Murphy, the veteran trainer, had not jumped upon a table and talked three minutes to the team. Murphy, like Antony, was no orator. “ ‘Do you want a lot of bean eaters up there in Boston to crow over the hash their team made of you?’ cried he. ’They'll turn that city inside out and on good Penn money at that! Tour friends ’ll be courtin’ free lunch counters for weeks if you let those dubs get away with this! Myself—it almost made me cry to see those big stiff’s walk all over you.' (He gulped noticeably.) ‘Because I know how good you are. You weren't right that half. You'll kill ’em now. You've got to. Think of the crowd. And say. fel lows, if there's no mother, father, sis ter or girl up there watahin’. Just think of me. fellows. Think of me. that takes care of you all. For I’ve got the “con," boys.’ “He coughed, brushed bis eyes with the back of his hand and faltered on: “ ‘I won’t be with you very much longer, and 1 want you to win this game.’ “He finished speaking and stole away without a word. There was no cheer ing; the men were thinking too hard. The next half Harvard found a differ ent Pennsylvania team, a team whose emotions were keyed up to such a pitch that their fierce football has never since been seen on Franklin field. Har vard was dazed, swept away and beat en—because a man spoke. “Another remarkable turning of a game between the halves occurred at Ithaca in 1905. Cornell led Columbia oj ° to 0 when the teams returned to the dr,.' rooms. Columbia had not recovered v*."* a wearing game with Princeton tht nCi "k before.- Many of the men were overtrained. There was a distinct feeing of the hopelessness of it all when the players lay down upon the floor and benches. Only Bill, a white bull terrier mascot, showed signs of liveliness.. It was cold in the dressing room, and a trainer shook the ashes in the stove. He used a poker, ■the end of which became red hot. When finally he laid down the metal rod the red whitened, but the heat re malned. Bill, deciding that the poker was t.o be played with like a stick, caught the heated end in his mouth. Instantly his lips seared and turned black. Bill only shook the poker hard-' er. Two men grabbed him and tried to force him to open his mouth. But Bill fought back, and finally they had to choke him before he would loosen his grip. It was then that Coach Mor ley nudged Captain Fisher and point ed to the dog. Catching the idea, Fish er sprang to his feet and built up a speech around Bill. He compared Bill’s nerve to the team’s and asked the men if they were not ashamed of them selves. His closing sentence was, •Just play for Bill, Bill, Bill!' “When Columbia returned to the field. Bill, yelping furiously, led the way. All through the half the team heard him barking from the side lines. Said Von Saltza, the big tackle, after the game. ‘We heard every yelp, and it simply drove us.' “Also Bill’s yelping was so good that Columbia won out. 12 to 6.” Very often, Mr. Fox declares, the ability of one man to kick has deter mined the outcome of the game. He writes: “In 1907 Minnesota and Wisconsin played 17 to 17. The match has been ballyhooed ‘the most sensational ever seen.’ That it ended in a tie was be cause of Capron. He saved Minneso ta. He kicked three goals from the field. The game began with a bewil dering series of rushes, end runs and triple forward passes. The score leap ed to Wisconsin 12, Minnesota 5. Here Capron began to kick. Standing on the thirty yard line, he drove the ball between the posts. Wisconsin’s lead was reduced to three points. Again, this time from the forty-five yard line. Capron sent the ball sailing true. Min nesota led 13 to 12. The first half ended, however, with Wisconsin swing ing back into the lead. A touchdown came after a succession of end runs. The score was Wisconsin 17, Minne sota 13. In the second half the teams steadied down and played ‘close foot ball.’ No more scores were likely. But in the closing minutes CnproD sent a kick twisting from the forty-five yard line. It cleared the bar, and the score was tied. Wisconsin had the better team; Minnesota had Capron.” A Little Legislative History. Thursday afternoon of last week an “economy order” was introduced in the House of Delegates under auspices of Republicans and Democratic Pro gressives. The object was to strip the Speaker of his appointing power and invest it in a committee. The Speaker ruled against it, com pelling the friends of the order to ap peal to the House. This was done and the Speaker was sustained by a vote of 49 to 48. Had Frank G. Metzger, of this place, voted with his party, the result would have been just the other way —a de feat for the Speaker by 49 to 48. In consequence Mr. Metzger got quite a “roast” from his party friends. Before voting he explained—in ef fect, that if “the shoe had been on the other foot”—a Republican instead of a Democratic Speaker, there would have been no such order offered ; or if there had been, he would have en joyed the pleasure of sustaining him. To be consistent, therefore, in his ovVn estimation, he did in this case precisely what he would have done in the other. The incident has occasioned much talk, and Mr. Metzger has come in for both approval and censure. Later the Speaker named the per sonnel of the Committee on Organiza tion, which did not include Metzger. The Baltimore News, accusing Walter W. Wittig of being a wit, reported that gentleman as obtaining the floor. “Mr. Speaker,” he shouted, “I rise to a point of parliamentary inquiry.” “State your point,” requested the Speaker. “Have you not forgotten Metzger ?” Wittig asked amid a burst of laugh ter from the Democratic progressives. A Frostburg correspondent of the Cumberland News in Monday’s issue justifies Mr. Metzger’s act as one in accord with the Golden Rule ; that he was bound by no caucus mandate and, therefore, exercised his right to follow the lead of his conscience. He expressed the conviction also that Mr. Metzger had placed himself in a bet ter position to serve his constituents. A Skillful Surgical Operation. Frostburg, Md., Jan. 8, 1912. To the Mining Journal. Some time in August, last year, Martha Mears, 10 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Mears, 170 East Loo street, while playing, ran a needle into the ball of her left foot, breaking the needle and leaving about an inch of it in her foot. Dr. J. C. Cobey, the family phy sician, was notified at once, examined the foot critically, but could find no needle nor trace of wound. Last Saturday the child’s mother— Mrs. Meat's) observed two circum stances—Dr. Cobey going to see a | sick neighbor, and she believed she had gotten a glimpse of the embedded needle-point. Forthwith she went to the neigh bor’s home and asked Dr. Cobey to stop at her house. The doctor did so, but not having the requisite instruments, he told Mrs. Mears he would return next morning prepared to do whatever is necessary. At the time named the doctor was promptly on hand, began his work, found the needle, and, without ad ministering an anaesthetic, told the little girl to “look at what your mother is doing.” In less time than it takes to tell it, one slight incision with a knife and a quick grip with a small instrument, and the little foot was free if a broken needle it had carried for five months! The piece of needle was carefully wrapped in cotton, put away for fur ther inspection and as a reminder to the little one that in the beneficent order of Providence she was perhaps saved from a serious trouble in later life. The girl is healthy and now romps around everywhere, and the result shows that, with a physician and sur geon so skillful as Dr. Cobey, it isn’t always necessary to rush away out of town to a hospital. Yours truly, John B. Rees, Martha’s Grandfather. Legislative Notes. Hon. S. H. Duckworth, of this coun ty, is a member of the “Farmers’ Conference,” organized in Senate and House Tuesday. Both parties are represented, and each, in voting for his own interests, will have to vote for the other fellow’s also. Two-Sided Question. It is reported that several years ago in a dispute between Jim Ratigan and the Eckhart Philosopher the latter laid it down flat-footed to “Yem,” “bay yeminy, efery question haf two sides!” “Give me an instance!” challenged Jim. “Veil, faller vat know mae, bay yeminy, hae haf leetla boy, an von day hae say to leetla faller— ‘May son, spose Aye should die sud denly, vat vould becom of yo?’ An, bay yeminy, leetla faller hae say quick lak— ‘Aye vould stay here ; bot vat Aye vould lak to know, pap—vat bane becom of yo ?’ ” FROSTBURG, MD, SATURDAY, JANUARY" 13, 1912. 1882 1912*^ f THIRTY YEARS AGO. | J The Items Below Were Current During f h Week Ending January 21, 1882. £ Robert C. McCulloh won a suit for $8,700.25 against the Blaen Avon Coal Company for trespass. Defendant ap pealed from Circuit Court. In the Presbyterian parsonage Wed nesday, January 18, 1882, Miss Anne Llewellyn was married to Mr. Arthur B. Largent by Rev. D. D. Jenkins. In the German Lutheran Church Thursday, January 19, 1882, Miss Mary E. Marshall was married to Mr. Philip Pfeiffer, of this place. After a splen did supper at the bride’s home, in Eckhart, Mr. and Mrs. Pfeiffer were serenaded by the Arion Band. Mr. and Mrs. William Conrad, of this place, lost an infant son New Year’s day, 1882. Diphtheria prevalent on Federal Hill. “Frostburg has only one aesthete. He smokes cigarettes and worships a rose. He is utterly ut.” Police officer Charles Sullivan, dis charged, John Sharp was appointed to fill the place temporarily. It was believed that J. Wesley Por ter’s new slaughter-house was the finest establishment of its class in the county. Owen DeLowrj T ’s name, published in the Journal as a witness in the Hod gert inquest, Monday, January 16, 1882, a detective from Northumber land county, Pa., with a copy of the paper in his possession, came over to see if DeLowry was the man wanted in that county for some offence. Mid lothian mine was searched, DeLowry found, recognized, arrested and taken away. A horse was accidentally killed in Eckhart mine Tuesday, January 17th. Men and Religion. The Eight-Day Campaign of the Men and Religion Forward Movement will open in Baltimore on Saturday evening, January 27th, and contiue to Sunday evening, February 4th. The opening of the Convention will be in the nature of a big dinner on Monday evening, January 29th. At this dinner men of Baltimore and from all the County towns will meet the five team experts who will have charge of the week of meetings in Baltimore. The Covention dates, when the In stitutes will be held and the plans for earning on the great work of the church outlined, are Tuesday and Wednesday, January 30th and 31st. On these days the big delegation from the Auxiliary Cities in Maryland will be in Baltimore. These Auxiliary Cities are Cum berland, Hagerstown, Frederick, Eas ton, Cambridge, Crisfield, Pocomoke Cit3 T , Denton, Westminister, and Sal isbury. At the close of the big meetings in Baltimore experts from the Committee of One Hundred in that city will visit these Cities and reproduce the Convention in them. The team of experts who will be in Baltimore will be in charge of Rev. Charles Stelzle, the Social-Service Leader. With him will be Rev. William E. Biederwolf, Evangelistic Expert; R. A. Waite, Boys’ Work Expert; A. M. Bruner, Community Extension Expert; Fred. S. Goodman, Bible Expert; H. Laflamme, Missionary Expert. The Men and Religion Movement is nation-wide, and is challenging the attention of men to things religious in away that nothing else has ever done. Throughout the West it has brought men to an understanding of their duties as citizens and Christians and is causing general improvement in the life of the cities in which the Cam paign has been waged. Great results are expected from the meeting in Mar3’land. Scholastic. Miss Jane Shields, of the State Normal School Faculty, has returned to her duties from a fortnight’s stay at her home in Gettysburg, Pa. Effective. Police Commissioner—“lf you were ordered to disperse a mob, what would you do?” Applicant—“ Pass around the hat, sir!” Police Cmmissioner—“That’ll do. You’re engaged.” Not a Bad Suggestion. While waiting impatiently for the State or road supervisors to repair the mud-hole, washout or other bad place in the highway, wouldn’t it be a good idea to take a few hours off and hx it yourself? If every farmer spent a few hours occasionally, working on the road, our highways would soon show a decided improvement. Let us uot only talk good roads—let us work bad roads —F arm Journal. AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER. The Good Templars cleared $475 from their holiday fair. A citizen observant told the Jour nal that the worst drummers that come to Frostburg are from New York ; Philadelphia sends the slowest; ■ Baltimore the most profane ; Wheel ing the handsomest; Chicago the most religious ; Pittsburg the wickedest, and Cumberland the ugliest. i Two fights in town Saturday even ■ ing, January 14th. Walter B. Spill was elected Coun cilman, vice William Beane, vacated. Albert Spitznas returned to his home in Frostburg after an absence of 6 years in the U. S. Army on the frontier. All his friends welcomed him gladly. R. K. Mason, of this place, was hurt in Allegany mine Monday, Janu ary 16th ; Ezekiel Duckworth hurt in Jackson mine, Lonaconing, same day ; William Richmond hurt in “Old Cony” mine, Lonaconing, Wednes day, January 18th, and Aaron Poland ■ was killed in Potomac mine, Barton, : same day. Mr. and Mrs. John A. Clarke, of Lonaconing, lost an infant son by death Monday, January 16, 1882. Thomas Conroy died in Moscow Sunday, January 15, 1882, of typhoid ’ fever in the 21st year of his age. Lizzie, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dudley, of Eckhart, died Friday, January 13, 1882. A new-born female child was found dead between Eckhart and Hoffman Wednesday, January 18, 1882. Jury of inquest returned a verdict —• “unknown.” Business Movements. Mrs. Nellie M. Zeller, trustee, will : sell at public sale to-day (Saturday) in Grantsville four pieces of real estate situate in that town—this as a neces sary step in the settlement of the es tate of her father—the late Noah Broadwater. This consummated, she will remove to this place and go to house-keeping with her husband, G. W. M. Zeller. Journalistic. “The Editor and Publisher,” of New York, 6th inst., contains an illustrated account of “A Buffalo Feast” enjoyed by the 21 members of the staff of the Sunday World. “Buffalo Bill,” of Oklahoma, sent the buffalo, and among the other contributions, styled “luncheon surprises,” were a basket of celery, grown on a New York City farm ; a box of “Perfectos” from away out back; a hopper of snow-apples from a fruit farm in Lockport, N. Y., and 21 quarts of cider from the State of Maine. Roy L. McCardell, super intendent of the Sunday school room of the World, sat at the head of a cir cular table, and Gene Garr, also known here, sat on the north-east side, be tween the celery and the cider. As a Frostburg correspondent of a Cum berland paper would say —“they all voted it a good time.” Journalistic Courtesy Acknowledged. State House, Annapolis, Md., January 8, 1912. At a meeting of the Allegany coun ty members of the General Assembly ■ this morning the following resolution was unanimously adopted, and the Cumberland Evening Times repre sentative was requested to forward a ; copy to each of the papers named : “Acknowledging the courtesy of the Cumberland Evening Times, Cumber : land American, and the Frostburg ■ Mining Journal, in sending copies of their paper regularly to the represent : atives of Allegany county in the Sen ate and House of Delegates, we desire to express our thanks and assurances of our appreciation of the information : and entertainment afforded through these publications, and for the kindly ■ motive which prompts the publishers of these newspapers to supply us reg ularly with these home publications. “We desire to attest also the uni form courtesy and consideration ac corded us by Mr. J. J. Robinson, the special representative of the Cumber land Evening Times at Annapolis, and request him to forward a copy of this action of the Allegany county members of the General Assembty for 1912 to the Cumberland Evening ■ Times, Cumberland American and : Frostburg Mining Journal. : “Signed: l “F. N. Zihlman, : “State Senator. “William A. Huster, s “J. o. J. Greene, “Frank G. Metzger, l “Walter W. Wittig, “Conrad J. Herpich, : “Simeon H. Duckworth, “Members of House of Delegates.” A FIREPROOF AND PANIC PROOF SCHOOL Building In Colllngwood, 0., Has Di rect Exit From Every Room. A school building In which every room has a direct connection with the ground, without first entering the main hall, has been built Just beside the site of the famous Collinwood, 0., . school In which 175 children perished 5 by fire in 1908. It represents many unique features of construction and Is - said to be as fireproof and panic proof t as It Is possible for a school building 7 to be. There are twelve large classrooms and a spacious auditorium in the new t building. Between each two rooms a cement stairway extends straight ’ down to the ground, making it possible to empty the entire building In two - minutes without using the main halls and with never more than two classes . coming in contact with each other. The stairways from the rooms on the first floor are directly under the stair ■ ways from the second floor. Doors at > the ground exits open on the slight : est pressure. [ Steel doors are used at the main en trances, and steel doors also separate the classrooms from the halls. Door ’ and window casings are of steel. The floors are laid on concrete, and the roof 1 is concrete. The corridors and cloak ; rooms have cement finished floors. I Each room is ventilated without the - necessity of opening a window. An [ electrically operated fan twelve feet in diameter provides the ventilation. Heat is furnished from a separate building and passes beneath the floor in brick duet*. An even temperature ’ is preserved by automatic devices. The auditorium of this building is r circular In form, is directly on the L ground and has no balcony. There is a glass dome in the center for light Seven exits lead from this room. 1 On the adjoining ground and direct l ly on the site of the great fire a me morial park 140 by 500 feet is for flow er gardens, shrubbery, decorative trees 1 and lawn. i - *?• f ¥ TEN COMMANDMENTS GIVEN ;; I FOR A SPOTLESS TOWN. >’ * * <s* I ¥ Calling itself the “spotless [ A town,” New Britain, Conn., has !, ( ¥ adopted the following ten com- •* ¥ mandments: j* : i. First.—Don’t throw anything ~ ¥ on the sidewalk or street. Find •* i a rubbish can. " ( Second. —Don’t tear up paper . > ¥ and scatter it anywhere. ’ % Third. —Don’t lot any piles of > ¥ ashes or rubbish stay in your •* ¥ back yard. || ¥ Fourth.—Don’t mix ashes and 4> garbage in the same can. Pigs •• ¥ don’t like to eat old coal or X clinkers. ~ Fifth.—Don’t fill the ash bin or * * , ¥ garbage can too full. ** J Sixth. —Don’t chalk the side -1 * walk, fences, buildings or pave- • • ; £ ments. A Seventh.— Don’t deface park • I ¥ benches, school furniture or any ¥ public property. J* * J. Eighth. Don’t forget that >• t ¥ horses love banana skins. A ba- '* , X nana skin isn’t dangerous if it is ~ X inside a horse’s stomach. * * ¥ Ninth.—Don’t do anything that ’ J will bring disgrace to the city ~ , * where you live. •• , £ Tenth.—Don’t expect your city 4 to become clean and perfect ail .. Y at once. It will become an ideal * ‘ 1 ¥ city only when everybody does || 4. something every day to help •• i ¥ make things better. J* . ** * * •!• :■ **♦ - DEMANDS CLEANER CITY. i Art League to Show Pictures of Un sightly Spots. A fight for a cleaner Kansas City will start in earnest during the win ter. The Art league will be its guid ing spirit, and other organizations will r L ' i* ■ ■ [*_ lflU-g4fi A PARK IN KANSAS CITY. - lend their support. The Art league j Will seek the following reforms: An eradication of unsightly billboards. An art commission of flve or seven men ’ to pass on the construction of public f works. , More sightly rubbish cans on the up town streets and strict laws In regard to r throwing refuse on the streets, r A cleanup of unsightly vacant lots In ! the city, weeds cut and rubbish kept from 1 them. More window flower boxes along the streets. “We will put these plans through by demanding the right kind of laws,” said Frank S. Land, president of the ; league. “We will show pictures of the inartistic scenes, the unsightly va- j cant lots and hideous billboards taken from each ward. In that way we will arouse a spirit that will demand the legislation we are working for.” The Commission Form. One day the people of Baltimore fret over the alleged injustice which disfranchises them of legislative rule of the State. Next day they are perturbed about the fate of a new city charter which proposes, in large measure, to take from the city the privilage of trying to govern itself. The debate over the self-govern ment question is “on”—the “progres ives” wanting self-government under commission ; the Preston-Mahon ele ment wanting self-government “under ourselves.” In this connection Monday’s Even ing Sun, speaking of W. W. Wittig as “a veteran and influential member of the Allegany Delegation,” records an interview with him as follows : “The new charter has been of in estimable benefit to Cumberland. The commission form of government has proved to be a complete success. Had we only had time to prepare a suitable bill, we residents of Frostburg would have adopted a similar charter at this session; in fact, I believe that every city of 5,000 or over in the State should and will adopt this plan.” “What do you think of the feature of a new election in Baltimore in 1913?” he was asked. “It is a good plan,” said Mr. Wittig, emphatically; “Baltimore and every other city should be taken out of the hands of professional politicians, and bosses and ring men, and I hope that they will be before long.” “Mr. Wittig, at present is in favor of a referendum, so that the instru ment may be submitted to the people.” The expectation in Baltimore, how ever, is—that, very many republicans are so much opposed to self-govern ment by anything that smacks of “commission,” that they will stand by the “Democratic ring” in opposition to it, and—defeat it. In which event, Hon. Frank G. Metzger will have lots of Company. “The Perpetual Caleudar.” The Journal is indebted to the Ruebush-Kieffer Company, Dayton, Va., for a copy of The Perpetual Cal endar, arranged and offered for public adoption by L. J. Heatwole, of Dale Enterprise, same State. According to this scheme the year 1911 came in on Sunday, as all years thereafter should. With each month comprising 28 days, almost the lunar standard, every month would begin with Sunday—the first day of the week. So it would go on until the begin ning of an entirely new month—Evem ber, the first day and Sunday of which would ensue at midnight on the 28th, or last day of August. With the expiration of December 28th, 364 days have elapsed, lacking 1 day of the regulation 365. To make up the deficiency, 7 days, or one week, is added to the year 1916—a year of 371 days. In 1917 the schedule will begin again as it did in 1911. Each month is thus divided into four natural, even quarters, with no frac tional part of a week appearing either at beginning or closing of a month. By this plan Wednesday would be the 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th of every one of the 13 months, and the other 6 days would each have their unchange able date places in the calendar. It is said that many prominent peo ple are much impressed with the plan and will make an effort to have it legally adopted. Water Travel. Mark Twain Cooper, of New Shaft, was in town the other day and re ported that “Lake Sylvan is now more skateable than it has ever been since I discovered that it is navigable.” Obituary. Carlos, Md., January 9, 1912. To the Mining Journal. Elizabeth Spier, beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Spier, of this place, died Saturday evening, Jannary 6, 1912, at 9% o’clock, after two years of constant suffering from the effects of swallowing concentrated lye. All that medical and surgical treat ment could accomplish was done to alleviate her sufferings and save her life, but without avail, as the little one, as stated, has passed peacefully away from this world into the land of her blessed Maker, where she shall know no more pain. “Beth,” as she was affectionately known by nearly everybody, will be greatly missed, as she was one of the little jewels of this community. She was 3 years and 5 months old, and, besides her parents, leaves grand parents:—Mr. and Mrs. James Steven son, and numerous other loving rela tives to mourn her untimely departure. The funeral was held Monday, clos ing with interment in McLuckie’s cemetery, in Frostburg. Another little lamb has gone To dwell with Him who gave ; Another little darling child Is sheltered in the grave. God needed one more angel-child Amidst His shining band, And so He bent with loving smile And clasp’d our darling’s hand. One Who Knew Her. HENRY F. COOK, Manager. WHOLE HUMBER 2,101. The Three Inspectors. : Hon. Fred. N. Zihlman, State Sena -1 tor, has a bill prepared which disposes : of the one State Mine Inspector and provides for three—a chief and two t deputies. 1 These are to constitute “a bureau,” : and “the bureau,” top-drawer, alcove ; mirror and all, are to be located in Cumberland. Instead of the 5i,500 now paid one - Inspector, the three are to be reim • bursed for the time and labor of look - ing into “the bureau,” in Cumber • land, in the sum of $5,000. If there is a “fall of coal” in South - Cumberland one deputy will be re i quired at that point; provided, also, : that “bad air” takes the other to Rose i Hill. If these events do not occur eo-inci • dently, both deputies can attend to — s say a disagreement between bosses i anywhere near the Western Maryland [ Hospital. Meanwhile, the chief, with a lamp i on his cap, must stay by “the bureau” i and familiarize himself with the work • of the miners who comprise the i United States Bureau of Mines, be cause a single statistic, improperly : compiled, may induce the Governor to 1 compel him to throw down his pick. An annual report, dated in Cumber land, must be sent to the Governor— • ;not oftener than once a year. The bill provides also that, before : adopting Cumberland as his official : home, each Inspector shall be—not only qualified by age to vote his party • ticket, but he shall be 9 years older, 4 ■ of which, presumably, have been dedi -1 cated to the professional study of mines and mining, and 5 as an actual i digger of Cumberland coal. Mr. Zihlman is credited with the be ! lief that the Inspector now employed has no “bureau”—and that the job of inspection without “a bureau”—is too much for any miner who cannot main tain “a bureau” on $1,500, especially if he doesn’t work in Cumberland. Bank Elections. Tuesday, 9th inst., was bank-elec tion day. In each instance the stock holders elected directors, the latter, in turn, electing officers. The lists below, therefore, comprise officers and remaining directors-elect: Citizens National of Frostburg— President—Davisson Armstrong. Vice-President—Thomas Humber ston. Cashier—Frank Watts. Directors—Howard Hitchins, L. D. Willison, W. A. Hitchins, J. S. Brophy and H. B. Colborn. First National of Frostburg— President—Roberdeau Annan. Cashier—Olin Beall. Directors—R. R. Henderson, Daniel , Annan, Timothy Griffith and Duncan Sinclair. First National of Midland — President —Roberdeau Annan. Cashier —L. J. Ort. Assistant Cashier—Frank C. Ort. Directors—Philip McMahon, W. B. Phillips and Duncan Sinclair. First National of Mount Savage— President —W. Bladen Lowndes. Vice-President—Henry Shriver. Cashier —H. A. Pitzer. Assistant Cashier—Lawrence A. ■ Fan non. 1 Directors —Henry Mullaney, Van ■ Lear Black, C. L. Engle and John Briscoe. B. B. The Champion Pi.aykr Tyrus Raymond Cobb, 25 years old, was born in Royston, Ga. He has been playing baseball 7 years, making .368 all round per cent., . or just 5 per cent, more than Lajoie . has made in 16 years. . In his 7 years he has made 102 runs, or 8 more than Wagoner; 178 hits, or 1 more than Wagner, and 379 stolen bases, or 77 more than Wagner. Since he has been playing he has made, as stated, .368 per cent. ; Wagner .342, and Lajoie .334. He weighs 176 pounds, is nearly 6 . feet in height, throws right-handed, , bats with the other hand, talks all . wool democracy during the day and ; argues all night that free trade is the Golden Rule of political, business and commercial economy. • A meeting will be held in Pittsburg, Pa., to-day to consider a league of • Fairmont and Clarksburg, W. Va.; r Uniontown, Connellsville and Mc : Keesport, Pa., and Steubenville, New I Castle, and Sharon, 0., clubs. All can put good teams in the field. : Brevities. : The penalties for failing to connect with sewers after notification, under > Ordinances No. 158 and 172, are quite • severe, but the sanitary need of such ■ connections justifies enforcement. If the proposed bill making “Ground ’ Hog Day” a legal holiday material izes in the Maryland Legislature, the ’ Journal moves that “the bureau” be located in Cumberland. The Court denied Joseph T. Han sell a divorce from his wife—Mary L. Hansell, on the ground that he went so far in the prosecution of the de fendant that it smacked of persecu tion. So, Mrs. H. is still Mrs. Han sell, with what a Cumberland lawyer calls “power and authority” to live apart from him.