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J. BENSON ODER, Editor. FORTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 21 ALL INVITED TO COME HOME. The following- list comprises another instalment of the names and addresses of former residents of Frostburg, now living outside this county, registered by friends here for use of the Centennial and Home-Coming Committee. It is proposed by the latter body to supplement the general invitation, already extended, by one special to each Frostburger, so that as individuals they may be assured of a home desire to see them at home; of a warm welcome when they come, and the tender of generous hospitality while they stay. The names, arranged alphabetically, will appear in succeeding issues of the Journal until all are printed. Meanwhile, should anyone observe that a name has been over looked, or an address given incorrectly, an immediate report to the Journal is solicited, as the Committee is anxious to specially invite all without exception: Anthony, Miss Nell, Baxter, W. Va. Arnold, Charles, Broadford, Pa. Anderson, George R., Manor, Pa. Arthur, Thomas J., Gebo, Wyoming. Abbott, L. 8., Jenkins, Letcher County, Ky. Alstetter, G. J., 460 Lee Street, Clarksburg, W. Va. Avant, Mrs. H. T., 2326 Guilford Avenue, Baltimore, Md. Beall, Horace, Olive Hill, Ky. Beall, Richard, Boise, Idaho. Berkey, Miss Bess, 202 Main Street, Johnstown, Pa. Berkey, Miss Helen, 202 Main Street, Johnstown, Pa. Berkey, Bradford, 202 Main Street, Johnstown, Pa. Blumenthal, Mrs. William, 2324 Tioga Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Boyd, P. C., 115 Third Street, N. E-, Roanoke, Va. Betz, Anthony, Murfreesboro, 111. Brady, Daniel, Big Pour, W. Va. Bellingham, Mrs. Louisa, Marshall, Minn. Boynes, Ernest, Victoria, Van Couver, B. C. Brode, Philip, 3608 Harrison Street, Bellaire, Ohio. Brower, Miss Sylva, 218 N. Jackson Street, Lima, Ohio. Brode, Oscar, 24 Orchard Avenue, Sharon, Pa. Craig, George, Old Point Comfort, Va. Cessna, John, 202 Spring Street, Charleston, W. Va. Cosgrove, Oliver, Keystone, W. Va. Critchfield, Mrs. Charles E., 408 Main Street, Carrollton, Mo. Cosgrove, May, 349 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, Calif. Cosgrove, J. A., Raton, New Mexico. Cosgrove, J. A., Big Pour, W. Va. Carson, Miss Anna, El Paso, Texas. Carroll, Miss Alice, Box 239, Nanaimo, B. C. Coale, Miss Hannah, 1811 Park Avenue, Baltimore, Md. Craig, John, National Soldiers’ Home, Va. Carey, Edward, Springfield, Illinois. Carey, Jacob, Huntersville, W. Va. Cassell, William, 302 Market Street, Grafton, W. Va. DeLynn, R. H., 204 Smithfield Street, Pittsburg, Pa. Dalinsky, Max, Morgantown, W. Va. Davies, Mrs. Thomas, Hyde Park, Scranton, Pa. Davis, Daqiel W., Salida No. 209, Colorado. Dillon, J. Aden, 1330 Maryland Avenue, N. E., Washington, D. C. Davis, William, Oakland, Md. Davis, Marguerite, Oakland, Md. Durst, J. Frank, Woodstock, Oregon. Durst, George M., Thayer, Missouri. Durst, W. P., Preston, Minn. Deekens, A. V. K., Amelia Court House, Va. Dieckman, Mrs. Louise, 14 Vermont Street, Buffalo, N. Y. Deffinbaugh, Mrs. Frank, 623 Mifflin Avenue, Wilkinsburg, Pa. Davis, Will, Arcanum, Ohio. Engleby, J. T., Roanoke, Va. Evans, Miss Edith A., Regent Street, Youngstown, Ohio. Evans, Rev. J. Lewis, Chester, N. J. Edwards, Owen, 739 Pine Street, Johnstown, Pa. Eckloff, Bernie, 61 H Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. Pitch, Dr. D. P., Fairrhont, W. Va. Ford, Miss Lillian, Morgantown, W. Va. Finkelhor, Mrs. E. N., Elsinore Apartments, Craft Avenue, Pittsburg, Pa. Fulton, Mrs. W. A., Turtle Creek, Pa. Ford, Mrs. F. K., 19 Cathedral Street, Annapolis, Md. Farley, John, 507 South Park Street, East End, Pittsburg, Pa. France, Rev. Harry S., 309 sth Street, S. E., Washington, D. C. Frost, Miss Haidee, 111 Olive Street, Kansas City, Mo. Franklin, Mrs. Tom, 1129 9th Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. Gurley, Thomas W., Meyersdale, Pa. Griffith, Mrs. Thomas, Cemetery Street, Nanticoke, Pa. Gekeler, Rev. G. E., 220 North Jackson Street, Lima, Ohio. Gehauf, Fred, Davis, W. Va. Garlitz, Bert, Fruita, R. F. D. No. 1, Colorado. Grose, Mrs. Myrtle, Huntersville, W. Va. Hocking, George H., Meyersdale, Pa. Henderson, Thomas, 301 Bailey Avenue, Chattanooga, Tenn. Heintz, Lewis, Pittsburg, Kansas. Hogg, Andrew, Drakesboro, Kentucky. Hill, George W., Harrisburg, Pa. Hauser, Rev. C. A., 815 Highland Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. Hitchins, Owen E., 531 West 135th Street, New York, N. Y. Hay, Frank, Akron, Ohio. Hutson, Harry, Keyser, W. Va. Hocking, William, 7905 Decker Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. Jeffries, Frank C., Belt, Montana. Jeffries, John, Belt, Montana. Jones, Johanna J., Dorrancetown, Luzerne County, Pa. Johnson, Glenville, Braddock, Pa. Jones, Daniel, Nanticoke, Pa. Jeffries, S. Bolitho, Thomas, W. Va. Jackson, jr., Samuel, Big Four, W. Va. Johns, John, Massilon, Ohio. Johns, William, Massilon, Ohio. Johns, Hubert, Cleveland, Ohio, Real Estate Agent. Johns, Oscar, Cleveland, Ohio, care of Hubert Johns. Johns, Walter, Cleveland, Ohio, care of Hubert Johns. Jordan, Mrs. Mamie, Huntersville, W. Va. Keller, Jacob, 1910 Monongahela Avenue, Swissvale, Pa. Lehr, William C., Linton, Ind. Lindauer, M., 3328 Gratz Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Lindauer, Dr. Eugene, 2018 North 32d Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Lyons, Corporal G. E-, Company E, 20th Infantry, Fort Douglas, Utah. Leeman, Thomas, Hermania, Pa. Light, Mrs. Jerome, Lima, Ohio. Lahr, Rev. William H., Bluffton, Ohio. McDonald, Miss Eugenia, 1834 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pa. McLuckie, Robert, 635 Bth Street, N. E., Washington, D. C. McLuckie, Robert, Berlin, Pa. McCulloh, George W., Century, W. Va. McCulloh, Samuel, 8., Century, W. Va. McCardell, Thomas F., 140 Pelham Road, New Rochelle, N. Y. McMillan, G. 8., Rock Spring, Wyoming. McGraw, J. P., Grafton, R. F. D. 6, W. Va. McCulloh, C. E., Ernest, Sunnyside, Washington. McAteer, John, Van Lear, Kentucky. Murdaugh, Prof. Edmund D., University State School, Claremore, Oklahoma. Metzger, D. Ross, 229 Sayre Street, Montgomery, Alabama. Meyers, Miss Lottie, 1321 South Broadway, St. Louis, Mo. Mullen, Henry, 409 West John Street, Martinsburg, W. Va. Mullen, Jake, 626 North 3d Street, Martinsburg, W. Va. Martin, Joseph, Bresben, Clearfield County, Pa. Maydwell, Mrs. G. E., 1200 East Capitol Street, Washington, D. C. Matthias, John P., Thurmont, Md. Neff, Thomas, Washington, D. C. Noel, S. J., Hyndman, Pa. FROSTBURB, MD., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY IT, 1912 "Remember the days of old.”—The Book of Deuteronomy, xxxil, 7. Tomorrow, with Its sorrow, ever Keeps a day aheadi Today, with all Its fretfulness, is ever dawning red j Yet all the while we see the smile of lips now far away. And murmur praise for all the days that meits up yesterday. There may be woe —we do not Know— in what tomorrow brings j Today may give us discords in the only song she sings t But music reigns in mellow strains —an unfor gotten lay— In that one song all pure and strong, the song of yesterday. The brush may fall, the colors pale, in what tomorrow paints i The picture that today brings forth may shat ter all our saints * But clear and true for me and you, in tints that stand alway. With rarest gleam, as in a dream, will shine our yesterday. Tomorrow, with its sorrow, is too far away to fear ; Today may bring us happiness before tomor row's here— But smile and sigh are blended by the alchemy of time, And glad and fair they linger there—a yester day sublime. (" i i.-tt. 1.10. >,j „ G ' t.mm.ri t ? 1882 1912^f | THIRTY YEARS AGO. | 1 The Items Below Were Current During Y Week Ending February 25, 1882. The legislative bill providing for election of Mine Inspector by popular vote reported as “taking a nap” in the room occupied by the House Com mittee on Inspections. In ex-’Squires and ex-Registers the population of Maryland was re ported as visibly increased. After all, it was generally admitted that the Mine Inspection Act “is bet ter than no Inspection Act.” Messrs. Getty, Brace and Moore, of the State Senate, were appointed a committee to consider and, if neces sary, draw a bill providing for a geo logical survey of the lower measures of Georges Creek coal. Somebody in the Cumberland News offered a reward of $5 for the best written proposal of marriage. A bill was introduced in the Legis lature providing for taking an inven tory of the dogs of the State before May 12th, each year. At that time each dog was to be assessed at not less than $25 for taxation as other property is assessed and taxed. Charles A. Greene was appointed agent of the Borden Mining Company, succeeding his father, the late A. C. Greene. Odd Fellows Hall, in Mt. Savage, was burned to the ground early Sun day morning, February 19, 1882, los ing all. The Free Masons, meeting in the same hall, also lost all their equipment. Henry Hergott, occupy ing the ground floor as a store, saved some of his stock, but in damaged condition. Someone threw a stone at James N. Parker Sunday morning, Friday 19th, as he was returning to his home, on Broadway. The stone missed him, but went through a window of the residence. Maple-sugar making begun. At a Picture-Show—Tragedy Accidentally Averted. The hero strove ! My seat I gripped ! Just then, by Jove ! The “fillum” slipped ! AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER. In St. Michasl’s Church Monday, • February 20, 1882, Miss Mary Doyle was married to Mr. Thomas Cain by Rev. V. F. Schmitt. At Midlothian Thursday, February 16, 1882, Mr. John Tighe died, aged 72 . years. He was a native of County Mayo, Ireland. The Chester Military Academy, Chester, Pa., was destroyed by fire Thursday, February 16, 1882. John B. McCulloh, George Kane and Walter S. Ravenscroft, all of this place, had been students of the institution. Free Masons, numbering 75, visited Mountain Lodge, of this place, Thurs day evening, February 23d. They came from Mt. Savage, Cumberland, and all along the Creek. A bountiful lunch, provided by No. 99, was the last number on the programme. A locomotive left the track near the third tunnel on the Lckhart Branch Tuesday, February 21, 1882, and Joseph Garrett, engineer, had a shoulder dislocated in jumping to the ground. A description of Johnsons’ new planing mill was given in the Jour nal. The names of Joshua and Samuel Johnson, Andrew Fox, H. P. Griffith and Silas W. Duggan appear. Rev. D. G. Miller- and William Story, of Lckhart, reported as recover ing from illness. An opossum was caught in a steel trap on the premises of Post-Master Womsley, Eckhart. Thomas Brown was re-nominated for Mine Inspector by Gov. Hamilton; John C. Weis and H. R. Atkinson for Magistrates of District No. 11, and Peter Cain and Jacob Betz for No. 12. Messrs. Hugh Spier and James Frew arrived home from a visit to Scotland. It was announced that W. L. Annan, of Cumberland, would open a station ery store in Frostburg. Cars Wanted. The Western Maryland Railroad Company is in the market for 2,750 freight cars—l,ooo steel under-frame box; 1,000 gondolas, and 750 mixed types, including flats and hoppers. I THE HALL OF FAME- ! __________ <*> GEORGE WASHINGTON— I First president of United States % of America. J> Born West- % /" - ' \ moreland J died Mount x TfPrf Vernon, Va., 4 \agMMsk. Dec - 14 - 1799. I Commander 4 '"jpiil in chief of <| flv. JP colonial ar- X Jg’ mies in war f for independ- 4 ence. At school till about six- 4 teen years of age. Engaged in X surveying 1748-51. Appointed Z adjutant Virginia troops in 1751. 4 Volunteer ald-de-camp to Gen- % eral Braddock of British army 4 in battle of the Monongahela in i, 1755. Married Martha Custis, 4 widow of Daniel Parke Custis, <f Jan. 9, 1759, and settled as X planter at Mount Vernon. Dele- 4 gate to Virginia house of bur- X gesses and to Continental con- 4 gresses of 1774 and 1775. Ap- X pointed commander in chief of 4 Continental forces June 15, 1775. ¥ Compelled surrender of Com- 1 wallis at Yorktown in 1781, ¥ thereby winning independence of % the American colonies. Unan- 4 imously elected president of Unit- <£ ed States in February, 1789, and 4 inaugurated at New York April X 30 next. Unanimously re-elected 4 in 1792. i Buying at Home. On the theory that “well begun is half done,” the movement for the en couragement of the purchase of Spo kane products took a long stride on Wednesday toward successful con summation. Masses of convincing facts as to the expensiveness and the loss of buying goods abroad that are or can be made at home were presented in serried ar ray. They put it up to the consumer to promote his own interest and the prosperity of Spokane by buying at home as much as is practicable. But enthusiasm and information are not enough. “Brag’s a good dog, but Holdfast is better.” Duck needs to be spelt as pluck and buttressed with stick-to-it persistence if satisfying and permanent gains are to be scored. Moreover, the consumers demand that if they are expected to do their part by purchasing Spokane-made or Spokane-raised goods, then the pro ducers and manufacturers must do theirs by making or producing articles that shall be equal in quality and price to those of outside communities. — Spokane (Washington) Review. One Drawback. The model of a town in concrete, built for Pennsylvania miners, is on exhibition in Chicago. Not a stick of wood in the whole •outfit, nothing to burn, making a fire department needless. The town, therefore, which has no fire-bell, no hose-house, no scramble to hold the nozzle, is an ideal place of residence, but tough on fire-insur ance companies. Tried and Convicted. The Penn Yan (N. Y.) Democrat of the 9th inst. contains a report of the ' trial at that .place last week of Charles Sprague for the murder of George A. Martin atldlewild, Yates county, New York, Tuesday, October 17, 1911. The report takes up nearly the en tire edition of the paper—testimony ' and attorneys’ speeches appeariug in full detail. The trouble grew out of a dispute over a field of potatoes “planted on shares,” Sprague being a tenant of Martin’s 'father-in-law—Pascal Van Liew. Sprague, neglecting to harvest the crop, an attorney advised Mr. Van Liew to dig every other row. During the second day’s work by Mr. Martin Sprague resented this arrange ment and ordered Mr. Martin to stop; otherwise, he would shoot him. Sprague went away, and, coming bacls with a gun, at a distance of about 80 yards called to Mr. Martin that he was going to shoot. As the latter looked up Sprague fired. Martin fell, but was able to get up and walk tb his home. At first it was not thought he was seriously hurt, but next day the surgeon ascertained that the bullet had passed throuhh his body and that he could not live. A few hours later he died, leaving a statement in effect as given. Monday, sth inst., the trial began, concluding the following Thursday with a verdict of murder in the first degree and sentence of Sprague to electrocution during the week begin ning March 17th. He is 33 years old. The evidence and addresses are very interesting, and judge Clark’s charge to the jury is a model of judicial im partiality. The testimony of Mrs. Martin, widowed by the tragedy, clear and conclusive, was calmly given. Mr. Martin, 35 years old, was a brother of Rev. Dr. D. H. Martin, pas tor of the First M. E. Church, this place, and Dr. Martin’s, absence from his office here for two weeks is due to attendance upon the trial. Training for Matrimony. A Catholic pastor in Kansas City, Mo., is conducting a matrimonial class openly and frankly. His object is to marry the young people of his congre gation to each other, and he tells them so. He has 50 couples in training. Before this news came east, how ever, a Frostburg minister numbered among Journai, deficiencies of enter prise that of boosting matrimony. The Journai, would gladly help re deem young people in this way if it knew just how a newspaper can preach and enforce a gospel so necessary to social salvation. They Want a Good Official Retained. At the annual meeting of the Teach ers’ Association of Allegany County, held in the Allegany County High School Building, Cumberland, Friday, February 9th, the following preamble and resolutions were adopted: Whereas, The public schools of Al legany County have reached a high state of efficiency, and the present trend is toward a still higher standard, and— Whereas, There is a greater pro fessional spirit among the members of the teaching body than has ever been known in this county; more reading along pedagogical and professional lines is now being done by the teach ers of the county, the results being shown in the character of the teach ers themselves and in the pupils of the school, and — Whereas, This condition is in a very large measure due to the efficient leadership of our Superintendent, Mr. A. C. Willison, who is known, recog nized and quoted in all parts of our country as one of the most progres sive school men, and— Whereas, The Allegany County Teachers’ Summer School, a plan con ceived, matured and carried forward by Superintendent Willison, is one of the most effective means of improving our schools, and— Whereas, Mr. Willison has further planned to make the said Summer School of still greater effectiveness, and—- Whereas, Mr. Willison has disre garded party politics in making and recommending appointments and pro motion, being governed by the merits and qualifications of the individual teachers concerned; therefore, be it — Resolved, That this Association do petition His Excellency, Philips Lee Goldsborough, Governor of the State of Maryland, and the Board of School Commissioners for Allegany County, to retain Superintendent A. C. Willi son in the office which he has so signally and successfully administered to the welfare of the public schools, teachers, pupils, parents, and the people at large.' It will be seen that, no matter what the party complexion of the new Board of School Commissioners may be, the teachers solicit the Governor’s favor of the retention of Mr. Willison. The vote, it is said, was well-nigh unanimous, and whether it accom plishes or fails of its purpose, it is a distinct testimonial to Mr. Willison’s competency and efficiency as an en terprising school man from the very people who ought to and do know whereof they testify. Another Sample Letter. A copy of a letter sent this week in the interest of enlarged State Normal School facilities was also transmitted to the Journai, for publication. It is believed it furnishes the fact upon which other friends of the School can base similar letters, which, by the way, should be written and mailed at once: Frostburg, Md., Feb. 12, 1912. Hon. Ogle Marbury, Chairman of Committee on Ways and Means, House of Delegates, Annapolis, Md. Dear Sir —Among the many bills worthy of a favorable report by your Honorable Committee is No. 54, pro viding for an appropriation of $50,0Q0 for additional building equipment to the State Normal School property in Frostburg. The total lack of dormitory accom modations here has been a great draw back to the School’s efficiency and success ever since it has been estab lished. In numerous instances fami lies in other counties, ascertaining this deficiency, have hesitated to ap ply for admission of their sons and daughters, and in the end have de clined altogether to do so. A commodious dormitory building is, therefore, almost indispensable to the School as a model State institution, and I believe the Legislature, in pass ing this bill, would make its unques tioned excellence as an alma matlr of State teachers of distinct and far reaching educational value to a large and growing constituency. No doubt almost the same argument can be made in behalf of the labora tories, class-rooms, gymnasium, libra ry and other items of equipment stated in the bill. I have elaborated upon the dormitory as not only the leading item but as typical of the other needs mentioned. In behalf, as I believe, of the entire population of Frostburg, and of very many interested people in the county and neighboring counties, I ask sin cerely for your Honorable Committee’s favorable consideration and report. HENRY P. COOK, Manager. WHOLE NUMBER 2,106 “Measure Social.” , The Ladies Guild of St. Paul’s Lu -3 theran Church will indulge a diver- I sion, new in Frostburg, next Thursday - evening, 22d inst., called “A Measure 1 Social.” Anyway, it will be held under the - auspices of the Ladies Guild, and the 1 side-lines will be a vocal and literary - programme, refreshments, etc., for all who attend—and all are invited. The poetess of the Guild (the Jour t nai,—not for metropolitan but pruden i tial reasons, withholds her name,) ) contributes the following twin verses: We invite to our “Social” the great and the small, • And we do not mind saying we hope you are tall; , For each foot you measure you will i bring us two pence ; , If you measure five feet it will cost : you ten cents. But for ev’ry odd inch it’ll cost one cent over. 1 So, if you are short, you are surely in clover. > But it’s for a good cause that we issue this call, And we hope you’ll imagine you’re twenty feet tall. 1 m A Bit of Philosophy. 1 It is unquestionably best for every - body in a community that all possible ; purchases be made from home-dealers. For the saving of a little money, it : does not pay to rob a community of that money. l Besides, the saving of a little money t on a deal is not worth the loss one is . apt to sustain in the estimation of - home dealers who want to be our • friends. “Stick together” is worth more as a motto than it is generally given • credit for. It is better to have a large circle of 1 real friends than a few more dollars. : —Taneytown (Md.) Reccord. Correction. In the item reporting promotion of • .David J. Morgan last week “William H. Bishop” should have been printed William H. Bailey. Basket Ball. Pupils of State Normal School have organized a basket-ball team, with Walker Chapman, of Shaft, captain. The team began practice nearly two i weeks ago, and in about another week the officers expect to be able to chal lenge any other team within sight or sound. E. Cloyd Evans is the trainer. ’Twas Ever Thus. 1 Garrett-county woodmen are making the most of the snow-bed now on the ground. For several weeks they have been utilizing it for the easy transit it af ' fords for sledding, and hundreds of railroad ties and thousands of mine props have glided smoothly over the ’ frozen road-bed of the National Pike to the market-places. The income to land-holders from ties and props must be of good dimen sions, but sometimes the draft upon forest-growth looks too great for a strenuous policy of conservation, and in this and other economical depart ments, no doubt, as always has been the case, the future will have to look out for itself! Maryland Animals. According to a report from the De partment of Agriculture issued Mon day Maryland ranks thirty-third as a producer of horses. lowa is premier horse State, that State having nearly I, horses. Only 20 States raise more mules than Maryland, while in milch cows Maryland stands thirty-second. Thirty- States are greater cattle States than Maryland. In the production of sheep Maryland ranks twenty-sixth. As a hog State Maryland is twenty-fourth. The average Marylaud horse is worth sll2. The value of all the horses in the State is $18,256,000. The average Maryland pig is worth SB. Maryland’s crop of porkers is worth $2,760,000. The typical Maryland mule is worth $l4O. The quality of the Mary land mule is far above the average. Only seven States can boast of mules whose average value is above $l4O. The Missouri mule will bring only slls at the average market price. The quantity of the Missouri mules is a much greater factor in their sale quality. In this respect Maryland differs from the original mule State. The Maryland mule, say the officials at the Department of Agriculture, is recognized through the country as superior for farm service to the West : ern mule and it is always in demand. Maryland farmers should raise more mules. The Maryland cow is worth a frac tion over $37. The total cow crop of the State aggregates $6,216,000. The Maryland sheep is worth $4.40. The total value of the sheep in the State is $1,012,000. It is intersting to note that the sheep of only three States—Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island—is worth more than the average Maryland sheep. Maryland cattle, which includes all members of the family other than • milch cows, is valued at $21.40 ahead. . The value of the cattle of the State | is $2,547,000.