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FROSTBURG MINING JOURNAL Saturday, ZMlarolx IS, 1312 He Was Ready. In the St. David’s Day proceedings in Mt. Zion Welsh Baptist Church the chairman called upon Thomas Gate house for “an original poem.” The chairman didn’t appear to care whether Mr. Gatehouse had been as signed to that number or not, but he wanted it right at the moment, wheth er prepared or impromptu. Seeing this, Mr. Gatehouse arose and gave the audience two stanzas— literally “sparks from the anvil:” There are some who call me a poet, While others say I am a bard ; Will someone distinguish between them — If it isn’t a little too hard ? There is a distinction between them Of which perhaps few here are aware ; So give it your consideration When you have a few moments to spare. This seemed to set the chairman considerably aback, but, recovering, he insisted upon “an original poem for this occasion.” Without the slightest embarrass ment Mr. Gatehouse arose, drew from his pocket three small sheets of manu script and read with great force the following lines: Come all ye true sons of old Cambria, Who cherish fond memories of yore, And share in this great celebration, Surpassing all others before. We have made great preparation, Most fitting for body and soul, And the whole so conducive to pleasure For the young, middle-aged and old. We have for the children some candy, For others some ice-cream and cake ; But the best of the whole is the supper — Fresh oysters direct from the lake. We have experts to furnish the singing ; From the chair we’ll get humor and wit, And with two poets contesting, We’ll liven things up quite a bit. St. David, our noble old Patron— The Saint of old Wales long ago— This day will highly be honored By Welshmen wherever we go. We honor as well our clergy, Those giants of Wales in their day, Who gave the old Nick such a tussle Whenever he stood in their waj T . Our great object is always freedom And sympathy tor the oppressed ; Our fathers fought hard to maintain it, And not until then would they rest. They engaged in the conflict with Caesar, And later with Saxon and Dane ; And altho’ having lost in the battle, They are worthy of honor and fame. So we need not be ashamed of old Cambria, Our country, our language, our race ; In morals, in genius, in valor, We gen’rally keep up in the pace. Three cheers for the land of old Cambria!— The land of the noble of birrh — Of romance and daring adventure, Surpassed by none other on earth ! So now my poem is ended, Giving room for some others as well; If so be there is in it no merit, May the others who follow excel ! Mr. Gatehouse is one of Gov. Golds borough’s candidates for Justice of the Peace, and all his friends want to see his nomination confirmed. Am Instance in Point. Advertising pays. John Bannatyne, of Eckhart, gave the Home-Coming a “boost, boom, bang,” in the Journal last week, in dicating that Eckhart was in line to help. And forthwith the projectors took possession of John’s store and con verted the end pointing towards Frost burg into a registration office for peo ple who used to live in Eckhart, and whom the incumbent residents want to have come back and join "them in helping Frostburg to “boost, boom and bang” the old town into a festival that will never be forgotten, even by the babies who will be centenarians— nearly, when 2,006 rolls around! “Boost! boom! bang!” And don’t forget that John has proven that advertising pays! Lost a Finger. Frank Jenkins lost a finger while at work in the mine Tuesda3’. He was too late in withdrawing it from an ir repressible contact between a lump of coal and his pick-handle. Standing Committees. : The following list comprises the . Standing Committees under whose auspices the arrangements for pro gramme and conduct of the Home- Coming, August 25—31, will be held. • They are here printed for reference by an3 T one who has a suggestion to make under any of the eleven head : ings. In this connection, each Committee desires and invites the advice and . recommendations of anyone who can propose anything that will be of ad vantage to the enterprise. The wis dom, thoughtfulness and taste of the whole town and all its friends are in voked to make the function complete in every detail: RXECUTIVE Chairman—Peter Eammert. Vice-Chairman—George E. Pearce. Treasurer—W. E. G. Hitchins. Secretary —Rudolph Nickel. Dr. T. Griffith Thomas G. Dillon John J. Price Walter W. Wittig Mrs. P. O’Rourke Mrs. Adolph Frey Hanson . J. H. Hitchins James H. Fuller Ulysses Hanna George Stern G. G. Townsend Richard Harris FINANCE W. E. G. Hitchins, Chairman. Roberdeau Annan Frank Watts . G. Dud. Hocking J. S. Broph3' James P. Kenney Wm. R. Gunter, sr Owen Winter Daniel Powell RECEPTION Dr. Timothy Griffith, Chairman. Rev. D. H. Martin J. William Shea John A. Caldwell Frank C. Beall William T. Kirby John B. Williams Charles E. Tucker Josiah Ford J. B. Oder TR ANSPO RTATION J. H. Hitchins, Chairman John E. Taylor Owen Winter James A. Taylor Owen Price D. K. Smythe Edward L. Betz W. H. Kreitzberg A. E. Reppert M. B. Tyler PARADE AND PAGEANT ’ George E. Pearce, Chairman Rev. J. S. Cuddy Emery G. Hitchins Horace G. Evans Otto Hohing, sr Adolph Frey George G. Jeffries Edward Dufty John Chambers, sr Milton W. Race DECORATIONS 1 James H. Fuller, Chairman William J. Dailey Dr. J. M. Porter F. H. Schreiber Charles Eeatham Geo. S. Willison A. B. Cecil Clifton Geis N. T. Hocking Olin Gerlach PUBLIC T TY George Stern, Chairman Henry F. Cook Rev. J. N. Beall Eouis A. Tuvin Olin R. Rice Thos. H. Morgan Adam E. Hitchins ■ R. F. Chaney A. J. Willison j. Fred. Dillon RESEARCH AND EXHIBITS G. G. Townsend, Chairman Patrick O’Rourke S. G. Haverstick D. Armstrong Harry Fuller Paul L. Hitchins H. V. Hesse Fred. Wehner E. L. Eammert Daniel J. Betz PUBLIC COMFORT AND SAFETY Thomas G. Dillon, Chairman W. H. Deneen J. S. Metzger George J. Wittig Wm. R. Gunter, jr Joe Eindauer Wm. A. Shaffer . E. H. B. Prichard John H. Dunstan Henry Mayer ATTRACTIONS AND AMUSEMENTS Ulysses Hanna, Chairman Walter W. Wittig Irving Prichard Henry J. Boettner Roland Eammert Conrad Hohing Dr. J. C. Cobey John Cook Daniel Powell Edward Donahue MUSIC Richard Harris, Chairman. G. Dud. Hocking George N. Beall George Vogtman Clyde H. Reppert William Crowe John B. Rees Dr. J. C. Pfeiffer Alex. Hocking Samuel R. Tiddy > PRIVILEGES AND CONCESSIONS Mayor and Council AUXIEIARY COMMITTEES RESEARCH AND EXHIBITS Mrs. Beverly S. Randolph, Chairman Mesdames Daniel J. Betz Harry Fuller D. A. Benson Grace Williams Misses Genevieve Engle Mary Evans Margaret Krause Effie Shaffer 5 Anna Hanson > reception Mrs. William R. Percy, Chairman i Mesdames J. Marshall Price Sarah C. Frost f George E. Pearce PUBLIC COMFORT AND SAFETY Mrs. J. C. Pfeiffer, Chairman Mesdames Hattie Dufty J. N. Beall * Annie E. Frey George S. Willison t J. S. Brophy Alex. Neal ! Peter Eammert John J. Price W. R. Gunter William T. Kirby Henryk Fischer Henry May'er 1 Miss Mae McCaughan i GENERAL Mesdames Sarah Preston Milton W. Race Ellci F. Mills Grace Williams Clara Patten Daniel Porter s W. A. Kear J. M. Dennison G. W. Kear Eillie Price Alex. McLuckie John Harris Hattie Dufty Mary Kight Martha Parker Clara Hart t C. McMillan Amy Kalbaugh s Daniel J. Betz Adolph Frey . William Capel Ada Prout Bertha Kreiling A. R. Walker f Howard Hitchins P. O’Rourke : H. G. Evans George Payme Misses Nelly Ryan Genevieve Engle ' Tillie Gordon Margaret Krause ' ; Julia Jackson Marguerite Oder " | Oma Roberts. Nellie Powell As stated in the preface, all the J Committees are solicitous of sugges ' tions, each wishing to do the utmost toward achieving a success which will be lastingly creditable to the town. j Died. , At the family home. No. 123 Maple - street, this place, Monday afternoon, ‘ March 11, 1913, Mrs. Mary Ann Mor gan, wife of Mr. William D. Morgan, ; in the 55th year of her age. Mrs. Morgan had suffered with diabetic gangrene, the last nine months con fined to her bed. She was a lady of many Christian graces —a devout member of Mt. Zion Welsh Baptist Church many years. Besides her hus band, she leaves five daughters and four sons—Mrs. Eli Phillips, Mrs. John E. Myers, and Mrs. Fred. Bolton, of Eckhart; Mrs. John M. Stark and Miss Bessie, and Messrs. David J., William, James and George Morgan, of this place. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at the church, . Rev. L. George, pastor, officiating. A large number of neighbors and friends attended, attesting the wide spread and genuine esteem in which she was held. At the family home, Van Lear, Ky., Sunday, March 10, 1912, Mr. Richard White, formerly of Eckhart. Several weeks ago a son of Mr. White died and the body was brought here for inter ment, and on Tuesdays that of the father also arrived and next day the funeral was held in St. Michael's Church. About 8 months ago Mr. White and family removed from Eck hart to VanEear and opened a board -5 ing-house. All went well until sev eral members were stricken with r typhoid fever. The son and father died and a daughter is reported seri ously ill. Much sympathy is felt and expressed for the stricken family, who. are estimable people. At the parental home, Mt. Pleasant street, Friday morning, March 15, 1912, Ralph, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. David F. Roland, aged 3 years. Sample Locals. The pastor of the First Institutional Ch-urch, in Never Seen, had to repeat the first 33 minutes of his sermon last Sunday on account of Titus A. Brick coming in after the: collection-basket had been passed around. Mr. Pink Whiskers of Pocahontas started to dig a cistern one day last week when it seemed to be warm, but after getting through the top layer of frozen earth gave up the job because it developed a fountain of fishing r worms that will last all summer. Fred. Durr was in town the other day and said that Mr. Pink Whiskers of Pocahontas left home one day last week and while roofing a patch with sand at Sand Patch, fell to the ground and received a distinct jar in three places. A doctor was called in but couldn’t prescribe because the patient, not being a horse, he couldn’t safely locate any trouble that was not caused by tight harness or loose- hitching. Of Interest To Women. A short course in Domestic Science will be given at the Maryland Agri cultural College during the week of March 18th to 23rd, next. The programme of lectures and dem i onstrations is well arranged and will interest every present or prospective house-keeper. Some of the subjects to be consider ed are household chemistry and bacter iology7, planning meals, principles of cooking, care of milk, and first aid to the injured. The afternoon of Saturday, March 18th, will be especially for teachers and devoted to a discussion of how to teach home economics in the rural schools. A copy of the programme containing subjects and names of lectures may u had by addressing a request to the college. Building Improvements. The New Western Maryland station j is under roof and work on the interior is rapidly progressing. The building makes a good showing. The Weather. Sun seen only twice this week. The Journal hopes the rain, rain, rain, some Frostburg folks are be wailing, comes in place of that which may be due during the last week of | August. Anyway, the winds due now seem to have been postponed until April. Eckhart Echoes. The members of the Eckhart Bap tist Church are making arrangements to hold a series of meetings commenc- j ing Sunday morning, March 17th. Rev, F. B. Cowell, of Germantown, this State, will assist Rev. G. Elmer Eamphere, pastor. He will arrive Monday and preach every evening during the week. Rev. Mr. Cowell is a very brilliant, able young man, and is especially 7 popular with young peo ple. Edwin Elias, choir-leader, is pre paring some special music for the meetings. The pastor and members extend a cordial invitation to all to attend. Coal Valley Council, No. 75, Jr. O. U. A. M., is making arrangements with Prof’s Porter & Nelson, of the Gem Picture Parlor, to put on some special shows for them at an early period. The lodge will have a special program of instrumental and vocal music for rendition by some of Eck hart’s best talent. Mrs. Verdeen Wilson, of Cumber land, and Mrs. Harry Hadley, of Eo naconing, were in Eckhart this week renewing old acquaintances. While here they were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bender at the latters’ beautiful modern home on Church Hill. The progressive element of Eckhart is well pleased to see that the Execu tive Committee of the Frostburg Home-Coming enterprise is so kind as to include former residents of Eckhart in the list of the invited. Whereof we wish to say that Eckhart will have a goodly number of its 2,000 popula tion present to take part in the festiv ities of the occasion. In the death of Mr. M. M. T. Porter at his home on “The Porter Farm,” near Eckhart, Saturday, March 9, 1912, at 7 a. m., the community loses one of its most public-spirited mem bers, and the family a good husband and father. Mr. Porter was in the 56th vearof his age, and had spent his entire life on “The Old Porter Place,” which had been occupied by his fami ly for 99 consecutive years. He is survived by one brother—Mr. Josiah Porter, of Cumberland ; two sisters — Mrs. William Parker and Mrs. Justus Rephonn, of Eckhart, and the follow ing children—Mrs. John W. Kreitz berg, of Allegany ; Mrs. Stanley Sny der, Mrs. Richard Watson, and Wal ter, Virgie, Eva, Pearl, Emma, Mar shall, Cobey, Russell and Nathan, all of Eckhart. Mr. Porter was familiar ly known as “Doc.,” being called after that grand old man whom our older citizens knew so well —Dr. M. M. Townsend. He belonged to a class of noblemen who are fast disappear ing. He was ever ready to help the needy and did it in the Scriptural way —not letting his left hand know what his right was doing. As a trustee of the Porter Public School he gave hours of labor and supplies of all kinds, very seldom asking for remun eration. As a County Road Supervi sor, more than once did he take men at his own expense from the harvest field to repair the roads. He didn’t do these things for diplomacy’s sake, nor because he was a politician, but this disposition was in his make-up, and he indulged it. The funeral was held Monday afternoon from his home, Rev. Stanley Jones, pastor of the Eckhart M. E. Church, officiating. An immense number of friends attend ed to pay their last, sad tribute of respect to his memory. Injunction. Frostburg, Md., March 14, 1912. To Groucher & Crown, Via Mining Journal. This advice is to you and Mr. Crown: You and he may just as well smile as frown; You both just gotta quit kicking this town! Conditions may not just exactly suit, But it don’t make you appear smart nor cute To keep eternally pla3 T ing the clown— Sulking, barking and bulging like a houn! Now you just gotta quit kicking this town! Boomer. The Sick. Mrs. Julia Ry 7 an, nee Brown, former ly of this place, is seriously ill in Pittsburg, Pa. Walter Aspinall, a popular member of the “Us Fellers Club,” is indis posed at the family home, corner [ Maple and Aspinall streets. : Mrs. John Counihan, of Mt. Pleas ant street, was taken yesterday to a > sanitarium, near Baltimore, for treat ment. Latest Legisiative News. State House, Annapolis, Md., March 14. Normal School appropriation bill in sum of $25,000 passed the House late this afternoon. Also Herpich’s flag bill. Petition to impeach Judge Keedy, of Washington county, was dismissed by House Committee this evening. Robinson. “David Garrick.” For the benefit of the State Normal School the old and renowned play, “David Garrick,” will be presented in Frostburg Opera House Monday even ing, April 15th, next, by the following cast: David Garrick Robert Stevens Simon Ingot Arthur T. Bond Dick Chivy Clifton Jeffries Mr. Smith Roy Martin Mr. Jones G. Kear Hosken Mr. Brown .Thomas H. Morgan leTgT } Nick T ’ Hocki "S Ada Ingot Clara P. Ewing Araminta Jones Anna Barn cord Mrs. Smith Margaret Krause The play is founded upon a reputed incident in the life of the great actor, and was first produced in the old Hay market Theatre, London, in 1864, and from that time to this it has never, lost interest as an entertaining pre sentation. A play 7 , sparkling with wit and humor, is also a refreshing re?iaissnace of 17th-century life. “Don’t miss it!” An Irresistible Plea. The following note was sent to an Eckhart school-marm one day last week : Dear Mess—Veil yo please oxcuse may leetla Willa to-day ? Hae veil not bane at school. Bay yeminy, hae bane actin tem-keeper for hes Pap. Hae bane want to rest a leetla any way, for hae say det day bafore jes terday yo gef hem des tuff oxample : “Ef a fufty-sax acre lot bane fav miles roun, bay yeminy, how long veil et tak faller vat know mae, walkin sax mile en saxty-fuv mennits, to go roun et two terns an three half terns ? Hey?” Leetla Willa aint bane no man yust jet—only fufteen naxt Sep tober, an, bay yeminy, hes daddy haf to walk for hem while hae keep tern. So des mornen ven Mester Yem Wes ton blow Piedmont an Yeorges Creek mine whustle first tern, daddy hae say wae veil be back bay supper-tem ef wae hurry oop putty fast an don’t fall en any Keeley mine-holes. Daddy ded hes level-better and leetla Willa hae keep tern fast lak dekkens, bot, bay yeminy, hae couldn’t get te right answer to det oxample. ' Now, mess, please mak next problem for leetla Willa so det som nice womans lak mae an yo, bay yeminy, can help hem, for hes daddy can’t afford to lose tem sence te demand for coal from Yeorge King of England and Mester William of Yermany bane so big. Aye bane busy mayself lak dekkens, bot Aye can spare te tem better ten leetla Willa’s big pap, bay yeminy, for Aye bane leetla Willa’s gute leetla mother an te nice leetla wife of grate big fal ler vat te Yournal know as te Eckhart Philosopher. Ott to Portland. The folder-program sent out by the Executive Committee of Elks, Port land, Oregon, forecasting the re-union proceedings of 1912—July Bth to 13th, is a beauty, indeed. Its purple bor ders, studded with elk-heads, enclos ing splendid engravings—personal and scenic, and well-written, enter taining text, splendidly printed—all go to make up a prospectus of rare at tractiveness. Of the twelve members of the committee the face of one is wellknown here by everybody—Harry C. McAllister, Secretary. To Frost burgers who attend Harry will make the visit especially delightful. In the Realm of Fraternity. Officers of the Grand Lodge of Odd ’ Fellows of this State have proposed a Rally Week for March 25—30, ’ wherein each Lodge should be attend ed by all its members and confer the first degree upon the largest possi ble number of candidates. Frostburg has two Lodges—Frostburg, No. 49, 1 and Savage Mountain, No. 128, and it is presumed they will be in the revival. An Unlucky Finger. The same finger belonging to Noah Hendley, formerly of this place, that - was shot when he was sheriff—about l a year ago, was cut in two Thursday -by a careless joiner in an Honest Furniture shop in Cumberland. Coming Events. “St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning'.” The Arion Band will give their annual concert Monday, April 29th, on which occasion the members of Maryland’s premier musical organi zation expect to appear in their new uniforms. A St. Patrick’s dance is due at the National Hotel, Grantsville, next Mon day evening, 18th inst., and Frostburg will be represented by G. W. M. Zeller, Ralph Nickel, Anthony Weisenborn, A. Johnson Willison and George Stern. The locsl Aerie of the Fraternal Order of Eagles has issued invitations to attend a grand ball in the Aerie’s hall, Shea Building, Friday evening, April 19. The preparations making indicate an enjoyable evening. Messrs. Olin R. Rice, John Ort, N. T. Hocking, Peter Lammert, W. H. DeNeen and E. J. Decker, Committee, have announced a grand banquet in memorial of the 13th anniversary of the institution of Frostburg Eodge, No. 470, B. P. O. Elks, in the Eodge Rooms, Eleanor Building, Thursday evening, March 21st. The Elks are one of the most progressive of the town’s fraternities, and they will un doubtedly— • Celebrate Up to date. An entertainment for the benefit of the Shepherds of Bethlehem will be given in Wehner’s Hall Wednesday evening, April 10th. The cost is small and the ladies should be patron ized. The meeting of the Civic Club, due last Tuesday evening, was postponed two weeks—to 26th inst., on account of absence of the President—Mrs. P. O’Rourke, in New York purchasing her spring and summer stocks of mil linery. Meanwhile, the lack of action in the “Braddock-Stone” removal and re-enclosure project is ominous of in attention and failure. That is one of the enterprises which, if left alone, it were better that Frostburg had no Home-Coming. Mountain Eodge, No. 99, A., F. and A. M., will resume residence in their re-modeled and re-furnished Temple in the First National Bank Building Thursday evening, March 28th, next, and will signalize the event by the “Breaking of Bread.” All Free Ma sons in good standing fraternally in vited. Birthday Greetings. As stated elsewhere, Prof, and Mrs. William H. Gatehouse, of Kitzmiller, Garrett county, came to Frostburg last Saturday. It has since developed that Sunday, March 10th, was the birthday of both father and son —Judge Thomas Gatehouse and Prof. William H. Gatehouse. The day, of course, was reverently spent at the parental home, but one of the pleasantest inci dents of the happy occasion was the tender to father and son of the fol lowing original poem by Mrs. Nellie : R. Gatehouse, wife of the latter: Father and son on the same date were born, Just thirty-two years apart ; They laughed and cried in the very same way — With the same kind of boyish heart. As the years rolled on with Time’s rapid speed, So each one into manhood grew, And developed both minds and hearts alike — To each other they closer drew. . And now as the rays of the setting ! sun Fall upon the head of the one, j They bring to the other the hope to do ■ Good deeds that are yet to be done. ’ So here’s to them both —the father and son — : The best we can wish them to-day ! May God in His goodness long spare them both To travel in His blessed way ! I 1 Brevities. , Cumberland-election contest grow - ing so warm that it is crowding out : Hank’s colyum. r Overdone Booming. , The State of Oregon is learning that t booming can be overdone. It has ad . vertised its wonderful advantages so extensively and so successfully that more people have come in than can i be taken care of and warning is being t sent out, particularly to wage-earners, t that the cities of the State have now r more workers than they need and that t many are dependent upon charity Baltimore News.