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FORTY-FIRST YEAR NO. 19 Pat. Cosgrove’s Base-Ball Hat. When Borden Shaft was in its prime, A base-ball team it had, Which was comprised of gallant youths Who now answer to “dad.” There were the Kear boys—George and Ike, ' And little-Tommy Kelly! None of them e’er won a spike, But all could run “like helly.” Dan. Davis was the fair-haired boy Who policed the third station, And Owen Dando played first base — His game was a revelation. Jack Crow, tW Midlothian boy, With bare hands stood behind, While George Kear threw them straight and fast Without the modern “wind.” Montgomery and Archie “Mac,” With Ike Kear played the field; Pat. Cosgrove—he played second-base, And proved a worthy shield. They were the champions of their time; They fought with tooth and nail; I was the proud and lucky kid To tote the water-pail. They trimmed the “Dolly Vardens;” lYfhde “Haymakers” look blue; They won from Eckhart, Pompey Smash, And Eonaconing, too! Which teams could boast good players, George Townsend, Billy Close, “Wash.” and John McCulloh— (Surely a big-league dose.) “Hen.” Boettner and the Yates boys, Tom Dillon and Willie Murray; “Joke” Douglas and Jim Schuyler— There were more, but I must hurry! And in these games full many a play’s Indelibly impressed Upon my mind, but for to-day I’ll only quote, the best. Pat. Cosgrove at the bat was good— Most always made a hit; And also, it was understood, Could run a little (?) bit! And as he rounded first base— ... He rarely ever tarried; In his good right fist ’twas seen His base-ball hat he carried! And if, when approaching second, He found “him” pushed for time, He’d throw away his ballast, Then run with better rhyme. Then sliding safe to second, Next man went up to bat!— But wait! the umpire called “time” To find Pat. Cosgrove’s hat. May I live to get an invitation to his golden wedding and tell him this to his face! C. B. Ryan. Bogoto, N. J., Jan. 26, 1912. Cause and Effect? East week the Hitchins Brothers Company put in the Journal a well written and magnificently constructed advertisement of ladies’ and gentle men’s winter wear, and Tuesday, January 30th, was named as the day on which this concession would be available to buyers. Tuesday came, and all day the big store-rooms, upper and lower floors, were thronged, and, as a sales day it was a record-breaker. One buyer was overheard asking another: “Well, what do you think of this?” “My opinion is,” frankly said the other, “the people of Erostburg and vicinity have Come to believe that ‘ buying at home’’ is the very best policy for everybody at home. And whenever our merchants make it so much to our interest to buy at home, and let us know about it, I believe it is a crime to pass them by and go else where!” That is about the substance of the conversation as reported to the Journal, proving two propositions— 1, That in general and particular it is the duty of home people to “buy at home,” and— 2, That the best way to make it known is to place and keep announce ments jam up against live reading matter in the home paper ! Retort. There are no Washington schools in any congressman’s district!—Wash ington Post. Well, what of it ? Are there any Georges Creek mines * in Cumberland ? Paraphrase. When I reach the regions supernal, (That’s where they say I am bound,) I will ask for the Mining Journal, And read it to all around Hank. Acknowledgments. “A Song of the Eorest”—words by Prof. O. H. Bruce, of Westernport, and music by M. Hanford, was re ceived from the accomplished author this week. The song is well-written, and embellished by handsome mezzo tint of “beautiful trees,” in a deep forest scene. The H. Dugdale Kirkus Company, Washington, D. C., are the publishers. One of the prettiest calendars issued anywhere for this year is that of the North Yakima Drug Store, A. D. Sloan, proprietor. It is illustrated by a lithograph of the “maverick” story incidental to every cattle region in the West. The calf is down and three men are branding him, a fourth looking on —none punctilious, however, concern ing the honesty of the proceeding. Mining fiil6 Journal. Carios News. The Carlos Epworth Eeague will hold a box social and entertainment Monday evening, February 12th. Everybody welcome. The Eeaguers are also looking for ward to a very large entertainment for George Washington’s birthday. The Eeague will hold its business meeting Tuesday evening, Feb. 13th. _ Rev. W. J. Meeks is recovering from a brief illness. Mrs. James Hitchins has been very ill with la grippe. J. D. Brimlow was a business caller in Midlothian Monday. Mr. , and Mrs. Richard Merriman visited friends in Carlos Sunday. The Mayor of Carlos js suffering from a scalded foot. Mrs. Fairgrieve and daughter were in Frostburg on business Tuesday morning. Mrs. John A. Hughes and Mrs. Charles Hitchins were in Klondike Monday morning on business. David Thomas is ill at his home. Messrs. Harry G. Hitchins and Thomas Adams were visitors to friends in Cumberland Sunday. . Miss Cora Fatkin spent several days in Vale Summit last week. • Miss Mary J.. Thomas and several of her friends were coasting Monday evening. Daniel Thomas is visiting his .broth er—Edward Thomas, in Pennsylvania. Misses M|ry J. Thomas and Mary A. Fairgrieve visited Mrs. Hughes on Saturday evening. Coming Events. Under auspices of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics a grand spring-opening ball will be held in the new-park pavilion Easter Monday, April 8. “The comfort of the older members and the pleasure of all will be amply provided for” said an Order authority to the Journal. S. Johnson Willison, Conrad Hoh ing, Dr. J. C. Pfeiffer, William Howatt, James Stewart arid Samuel B. Johnson constitute a committee who will arrange for a Masonic dance after Eent. A most attractive func tion is contemplated. Eine Vocal Contest in Eckhart. Eckhart is rapidly becoming re nowned for its competitions. East Monday evening, in the elabor ately furnished dining-rooms of the Metropolitan Restaurant, a contest of remarkably unique entertainment was furnished the patrons of that dis tinguished resort. Briefly stated, Mrs. Sebastian Heck and Mr. William Einnenbrogger were pitted against Miss Viola Mclnturff and Mr. Philip Blake. Mrs. Heck is endowed with a fine soprano voice of exceptional range and culture, and Mr. Einnenbrogger owns a tenor which reaches from earipleas ure down to heart-thrills. Miss Mclnturff, an importation from “Old Virginia,” warbles alto most de lightfully, especially when rendering the old-time melodies. In these the impression she makes upon the hearts of her hearers lingers many, many days. Mr. Blake is universally known in Eckhart as the deepest and most resonant basso prof undo between Frost burg and Clarysville. The arrangement was—Mrs. Heck and Mr. Einnenbrogger were to sing two old, familiar songs—one entitled “Where Is My Wandering Boy This Evening ?” the other —“The Picture That Is Turned To The Wall,” and Miss Mclnturff and Mr. Blake were as signed to “Down, Down Into the Deep, Deep Sea,” and “What Are The Wild Waves Communicating?” At the close of the four renditions it transpired that the judges acknowl edged that they were unable to decide. Mrs. Heck and Mr. Einnenbrogger then sang, most plaintively, “’Way Down On The Suanee River,” a ren dition which simply took the audience like a hurricane. Soon as the applause subsided Miss Mclnturff and Mr. Blake arose and sang with great force and pathos “Roll On, Silvery Moon,” and they, too, won resounding applause. It took the judges ten minutes to decide that Mrs. Heck and Mr. Ein nenbrogger were the heroine and hero of the contest, and by very many it was deemed fortunate for them that they selected “Suanee River” as the crucial test. At once the prize of S2O in gold was handed to Mrs. Heck, Mr. Einnen brogger gallantly declining to take any portion of the money. Eater, however, his friends presented him with a beautiful gold-headed cane. Frank Granidetta, a band-master of considerable note and a first-cousin of the great Creatore, filled the office of referee. Walter Porter served as judge for Mrs. Heck and Mr. Einnen brogger, and George Rephann cared judicially for the excellencies pre sented by Miss Mclnturff and Mr. Blake. Much of the proficiency 7 shown by 1 the winners is attributed to the coach ing of Prof. Jacob Herman, of Eck - hart, who has lately taken a fort ■ night’s course in voice culture at the Peabody Institute, Baltimore. FROSTBURG, M I)., SATURDAY, 3, 1912 %l <D9fin **ln a dream, In a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men.” —Job xxxiii. 15. Out from tire Road of Workaday a winding pathway leads Along the sleepy little brook that whispers to the reeds. It shirts the hill where climbs the endless Road of Workaday And idles through the valley where the purple shadows play— The shadows that are tinted with the sunset’s faintest gleams— To where, swung half way open, is the wondrous Gate of Dreams The Gate of Dreams is marvelous, as such a gate must be ; No warder stands before it; it has neither latch nor Key; The poppies nod beside it and they sway between its barsi They looh with lazy laughter at the sky of drowsing stars; They lift each crimson chalice as a hand is lifted up, And ’still the wine of slumber from the dew within the cup. So softly swings the Dream Gate that there is no sound to hear Save that of rustling poppy blooms for all those drawing neap It swings full wide and readily beneath the gentlest hand, And then the wearied journey on into their wonderland Where there are murmured melodies voiced by a dulcot choir, Where sorrow has beeft banished —in the Land of Heart’s Desire, But none Knows when he enters there, and none Knows when he goes; None sees the Dream Gate open, and none ever sees it close, For when the stars have died away into the silver dawn The lazy little pathway and the Gate of Dreams are gone, And we once more are setting out upon the endless way Across the hills and valleys on the Road of Workaday. (Copyright, 1911, by W. G. Chapman.) 1882 1912 ® | THIRTY YEARS AGO. f j The Items Below Were Current During k Week Ending February 11, 1882. The coal companies of the region, are reported as preparing for a season of continuous work. “In North Carolina there is but one mine and one miner, and in 1880 he produced and sent to market 350 tons of coal.” Guiteau, assassin of President Gar field, was sentenced Saturday, Febru ary 4, 1882, to be hung Friday, June 30th. The Eckhart Mutual Improvement Society was permanently established with James Bannatyne president, John Conner vice-president, James Gracie secretary, John Watson treasurer, Patrick O’Rourke editor, W. R. Simons associate editor, and James M. Mair librarian. John Iy. Sullivan, of Boston, Mass., and Patrick Ryan, of Troy, N. Y., fought a prize fight at Mississippi City, Miss., Tuesday, February 7, 1882. Sullivan won in the ninth round. Big dispute between Garrett coun ty, this State, and Preston county, W. Va., over title to taxes collected from people in a strip of territory claimed by both States. The census of 1880 reported 32 col lieries, 2,797 miners, 805 laborers in and about mines, and a capital of $13,165,557 invested in Maryland coal. Conrad Hohing purchased a portion of the Merchants’ Hotel in Eonacon ing from William Atkinson for SI,OOO. The II of the Cumberland girl of the . are as brilliant as the **; her frovtn is at; her figure excites !! of wonder; a hankering in this % —• — her, and her feet are without a ||. Under Act of July 4, 1864, war claims were allowed as of December 4, 1880, to estate of Charles Cavanaugh, dec’d, in sum of $373.48, and John W. Dayton $250. An old resident of Fckhart told the Journal that Kate Claxton, the world renowned actress, was born near Cresaptown, this county; that she was of German extraction, and that Kate Claxton was a name assumed for the stage. Messrs. Edgar Walsh and William Saurbaugh started a mattress factory in Frostburg. AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER Messrs. U. Steineman, of Eckhart, and George Walker, of Borden Shaft, were candidates for a gold watch, and Charles M. Taylor, of this place, ran against John Rephann, of Eckhart, for the award of a shot-gun at the German Eutheran fair. Frederick Durr, of Pocahontas, Pa., passed through Frostburg Tuesday, February 7, 1882, en route to Germany. Eevi Connor, mail carrier, reported ill. It was said he had been a carrier over 50 years. A pocket-book, lost by Emory J. Ed wards, was found and returned to him by Alex. Tennant and Leuis Pfaff, all of this place. James Eittle removed his family fromEonaconingto Piedmont, W. Va., and the Journal said—“our sister town loses a most excellent citizen in the removal of Mr. Eittle.” After a residence of 37 years at Eck hart Dr. M. M. Townsend removed to Canada. Meanwhile, he had invited Dr. B. M. Cromwell, of Albany, Georgia, to succeed to his practice, and the latter accepted. Base-ball talk beginning. Snow fell Saturday, February 4, 1882, to a depth of 15}z inches. Mrs. Sarah Combs, widow of the late William Combs, died near Oakland Friday, February 3, 1882, at an ad vanced age. She was the step-mother of Mrs. A. M. Devecmon, of this place, and of Hon. John S. Combs, of Eona coning. John Eilbeck was hurt in Kingsland mine, Eonaconing, Saturday, Febru ary 4th; George Reidler in Ocean mine same day; Charles Saurbaugh in New Hope mine Monday, February 6th; Robert. Walsh in Hoffman mine next day, and James H. Jeffries in Eckhart mine next day—Wednesday. The Consolidation Coal Company donated three carloads of coal to the poor of Cumberland. John Mills, an old miner, died of asthma Monday, February 6, 1882, aged 69 years. About a year before he deposited with C. Hartman sso—to keep for funeral expenses, and the money was faithfully applied to that purpose. He was a Welshman by birth, but left not a relative in this j country. A. C. Greene, agent of the Borden j Mining Company, continues seriously ill. TORONTO’S CONCRETE FILTRATION PLANT. Canadian City Remedied Poor Water Supply by Up to Date Methods. The filtration plant which is just being completed at Center island, To ronto. affords a typical example of the use of concrete In this type of con struction. It is possible to conceive that the tremendous strides which have been made in the methods for purifying the water of municipalities would not have taken place if such a material as concrete had not been available. While this Toronto plant is the first of any magnitude in Canada, similar plants are in operation at Pittsburg, Philadelphia, Washington, Albany and other places. In 1896 the eminent English engineer, Mr. Mansergh, rec ommended that the city of Toronto obtain its supply of water from Lake Ontario and that it filter the same. The condition of the water supply of Toronto was so poor that in 1909 ae- OONSTRUCTING CONCRETE FILTER WALLS. tion was. taken, and in May of the same year the contract for the com plete plant was awarded. Although laboring under many dif ficulties, the contractors have execut ed a remarkable piece of work, and the economical methods of handling the concrete from the time it left the mixers until it was placed have been the subject of much comment. The filter beds are 312 feet by 117 feet, six of them being located on either side of a central court, in which! are situated the regulating houses, the entrance houses, the mechanical sand washers and the sand storage bins, together with the great number of pipe lines. At one end of one row of the filters is located a pure water reservoir, 312 feet square, from which the filtered water is taken to the city. All of the filters and the reservoir have concrete groined arch roofs, inverted groined arch floors, concrete piers, di vision walls and outer walls. The piers in the filters are spaced thirteen feet on centers and are square. For purposes of ventilation concrete man holes. made with steel forms, have been erected in the center of every oth er square of the columns, being spaced twenty-six feet centers both ways, and it should be noted that the facilities for placing material inside the filters were increased by their use. As to the general operation of the filters, it may be said that from the low life pumping, station located on the lake shore side of the filters the water is forced through a re-enforced concrete pipe, from which re-enforced concrete branches are taken off at right angles to the Inlet to the cham bers under each entrance building, each branch to supply two filters. Upon entering the filters the water is spread over the surface of the sand to a depth of thirty-six to forty-eight inches and then passes through spe cially prepared sand and three layers of broken stone and gravel. After percolating through these ma terials the filtered water Is collected in ten inch split pipes and emptied into a main drain concrete box. These drains are covered with a re : enforced concrete slab and empty into cast iron effluent pipes, one of which leads from each filter to a regulator house. Each one of these pipes is provided with a meter. After passing through the regulator house the water is then de livered by concrete pipes to a pure water reservoir. From this point it connects with a steel pipe which runs across the island to the tunnel lead ing under the bay and thence connect ing with the main pumping station on the Toronto shore. A GOOD INVESTMENT. Story of How Macon, Mo., Became "the City of Maples.” The town of Macon. Mo., which has many miles of beautifully shaded streets, owes that feature of its adorn ment to a sort of Colonel Sellers who became involved with the city on a tax bill of $l6B somewhere In the seven ties. The promoter, who had labored diligently to boom the town by laying off new additions and encouraging peo ple to move to what he called the “fu ture Indianapolis,” had no money, but he had 10.000 young shade trees which he had contemplated setting out around his lots. The city council agreed to ac cept the promoter’s proposition to take his trees in lieu of cash. A proclamation was issued setting apart an “arbor day,” when every property owner would be given as many fine young maple and elm trees as he would agree to set out and at tend to. The people couldn’t lose on that sort of a proposition, and they took it up almost unanimously. Some ten years thereafter the town became known as “the City of Maples.” The trees, now old and farreaching. can opy the avenues, arching over them like the beams in a cathedral. What Ails the General ? Past few weeks the Journal issues Have been somewhat incomplete ; They’ve been minus the fine tissues — Bits of literary meat — From the pen of General Hosken, Whose droll sayings chased our blues. Has he “done gone shook” the Journal ? Or is he off on a cruise ? Or has he joined the Thespians ? Become a foot-light star, And turned his back on literature To ride in a parlor-car ? Or didst find, like yours truly, That poets nowadays Must have another “bizness” If they’d not starve and “fraze ?” ©"For they do say that good actors eat regularly. C. B. Ryan. Bogota, N. J. In the Realm of Fraternity. Washington Camp, No. 41, Patriotic Order Sons of America, will observe the anniversary of Washington’s birth with an appropriate program Monday evening, February 19th, their nearest meeting to that event. The refresh ment committee comprises Thomas H. Morgan, John W. Timmons and Clarence Wade ; program committee —Henry F. Cook and Jack S. Crow. A splendid time is anticipated and all Patriotic Sons are invited. Death of a Former Frostburg Lady. Last Saturday evening, January 27, 1912, Mrs. Jennie Jacobs, wife of Hon. Thomas P. Jacobs, died suddenly at the family home, in New Martinsville, West Virginia. Mrs. Jacobs was helping her hus band entertain eight of the latter’s Masonic brethren, who, in turn, were thus honoring the Judge as his guests on his birth-day. Heaving the dining hall, she passed into the serving-room, sat in a chair, complained of pains in her head, and soon paralysis was evi dent. She was thence carried to her room and died within twenty minutes. Mrs. Jacobs was a daughter of the late Thomas W. Neff, of Eckhart, and twice married. Her first husband was the late William Payne, a well-re membered merchant of this place. Besides husband, one daughter— Mrs. Daisy Blaser, nee Payne, and one brother—Charles C. Neff, of Mt. Sav age, are bereaved. The body reached here Monday and was taken to the residence of Mrs. Henry K. Neff, Beall street. Here the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, Rev. D. H. Martin, pastor of the First M. E. Church, officiating; interment in Allegany cemetery. The First Time-Table. The first time-table for the Western Maryland extension, becoming ef fective at 12:01 a. m., Sunday, Janu ary 7, 1912, has been issued and dis tributed to the company’s employees for their information and observance. Beginning and going westward the list of stations appears as follows: Cumberland City Junction, Eap, Frostburg, Colmar, Deal, Sand Patch, Meyersdale, Garrett, Rockwood, Cas selman, Markleton, Fort Hill, Har nedsville, Confluence, Bidwell, Ohio- Pyle, Stewardton, Indian Creek, Blue stone, Greenwood, Connellsville. Frostburg is almost midway between Cumberland and Meyersdale, it being 15 1-5 miles from Cumberland and miles from Meyersdale. The first sta tion east of Frostburg is Lap, 6 4-5 miles away. The first station west of Frostburg is Colmar, the west ter minal of the double track. One of the largest water stations on the new road is located three miles west of Frostburg and 2 4-5 miles east of Colmar. The maximum speed of all first class trains will be one mile in three minutes ; second class and extra trains one mile in four minutes. Fatal Gas. Illuminating gas has caused more deaths in some States recently than have scarlet fever. In Massachu setts it has become an important cause of death and serious sickness. The repeal of the law regulating the amount of carbon monoxide in gas has been, according to Prof. Sedg wick, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one of the distinct causes of the increase here, and it is recommended that the State go back to the old-fashioned coal gas and pro hibit the manufacture of water gas Boston Post. Getting the Value of Coal. The scientific method of buying coal, not by weight, but by thermal value, is likely to be adopted by the St. Paul city government. The “B. T. U.” system, it is called, the initials standing for British Thermal Units. The school board estimates that it will save 6 per cent., or $2,600, and 9,000 tons, the year’s consumption. Many railroads are buying their coal, not for what it weighs, but for what it can do Springfield Republican Take notice of and remember this prophecy: The “B. T. U.,” applied to the small veins of the Georges Creek Coal Re gion will yet bring them to the front as an element in big business. HENRY F. COOK, Manager. WHOLE HUMBER 2,104. Bids Too High. Bidders upon construction of new Post-Office building have been ad vised that their propositions have been rejected. Moreover, that drawings will be re vised, specifications eliminated, and another chance given them to place bids within the amount available. As hurry doesn’t seem to be a factor in the matter, how would it do for those in interest to ask Hon. David J. Lewis to intercede for at least SIO,OOO more? And still meanwhile, plead with the Department to put both stories above ground. Serious Mishap. John Kersey, of Allegany, working on the new railroad, was caught be tween cars Friday of last week and had his breast-bone broken. He was removed at once to the Allegany hos pital, Cumberland, and latest report goes to effect that he is recovering. His scalp was also painfully lacerated. The Sick. Mrs. Thomas G. Jeffries, who un derwent a surgical operation in a Bal timore hospital several weeks ago, arrived home Monday evening much improved. Miss Lulu, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David F. Roland, Mt. Pleasant street, entered Allegany Hospital, Cumberland, Sunday for treatment. Russel Eichhorn, of Frost avenue, has recovered from a week’s illness with la grippe. From Across the Line. Fred. Durr, of Pocahontas, was here Tuesday and practically confirmed the report that Mr. Pink Whiskers, of Powhatan street, would be elected next Mayor of the town. He reported also that the corporate limits of Burdockburg would be ex tended, provided Titus A. Brick can be induced to build another house—in addition to the one the town already contains. Somewhat Alike. Judge Keedy believes that it is un safe, as a rule, to impeach the Bench, and gives most excellent reasons for his conviction. The Journal feels the same way about the functions of an editor. The man who sends in matter for publication with the ultimatum that “it must be printed as written,” is an imperialist without an empire, and an emperor without a sceptre. In the one instance, if a judge can be impeached by the tyros of the street, his office is a myth, and if a correspondent can wipe out the only function, even in a single instance, which an editor can exercise, there is not and can be no such personality. The word, “editor,” becomes a lie, and the sacred name of sanplum degenerates into profanity. Success of Vaccination for Typhoid. Vaccination for typhoid is apparent ly a success. At least the experience of the United States army goes far to show that typhoid is preventable by inoculation.—Chicago Inter-Ocean. The Journal has excellent medical authority for stating that “vaccination is good and is a means to an end along the right path, yet it has its good ef fect only upon the subject vaccinated. It does not immunize others. To make it effective, everyone subject to infection should be vaccinated.” Again the same writer says—“re move the cause by creating perfect sanitation. To become a summer re sort Frostburg must get rid of liability to typhoid.” Doesn’t the Journal’s suggestion— cure the diseased soil, complete the prescription? Vaccination, and sanitation—other wise than curing the soil, seem to be mere surface-plays compared with the treatment which goes to the roots, sometimes even of beautiful flowers dangerously fragrant. Lost!--A Stockholder! In 1837, when the Georges Creek Coal and Iron Company was organ ized, a certain individual, whose name is not disclosed, purchased 200 shares of the stock of the company and promptly dropped out of sight so far as the company was concerned, having never attended a stockholders’ meet ing either personally or by proxy and so far not having collected a cent of the large dividends which have been placed to his credit from time to time. The amount due the individual men tioned, or his heirs, while originally $20,000, has increased probably 600 or 700 per cent., and it is all in the com pany’s treasury waiting his order or that of his legal successors, if he is no longer living. The company has used every effort possible to locate this man or his descendents, but so far without securing a trace of any one to whom the money might be due. Before much more time has elapsed the company will doubtless appeal to the courts for permission to divide the amount above mentioned between the present known stockholders. But for this strange occurrence the old company would have gone out of business as a corporation sometime ago. The 200 shares , are now worth ab ..