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J. BENSON ODER, Editor. FORTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 26. ALL INVITED TO COME HOME. The following list comprises another installment 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 orinted. 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: Atkins, Harry, Keyser, W. Va. Alexander, William, Elk Hick, Pa. Blasse, Charles, 6228 Bethold Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. Burton, William M., 7041 Race Street, Pittsburg, Pa. Burton, Littleton, Newark, Ohio. Bryant, Mrs. Evan, Edwardsville, Pa. Barrett, Miss Esther, 554 Fifth Avenue, McKeesport, Pa. Boyts, Mrs. B. F., Conuellsville, Pa. Barber, Mrs. Maggie, 1917 S Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. Brown, William, 2142 Wayne Avenue, Scanton, Pa. Beane, Charles, R. F. D., Eaton, W. Va. Bittner, Mrs. E. E-, 1000 Grand Street, Morgantown, W. Va. Britt, Mrs. John, Maple Avenue, West Grafton, W. Va. Broadwater, Mrs. Marion, Grantsville, Md. Brown, Mrs. Delphia, 410 First Avenue, Seattle, Washington. Brooks, Mrs. E. Y., Garrison and Ridgewood Avenue, Arlington, Md. Butter, Mrs. Sarah, Red Eodge, Mont. Buikight, Mrs. Mary, 1245 30th Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. Bond, Mrs. Garfield, Burgettstown, Pa. Coyner, Misess Bessie and Annie, 304 South Craig Street, Pittsburg, Pa. Cronley, Misses Rose and Elizabeth, 419 Selina Street, Pittsburg, Pa. Cronley, Charles, Coal Hill, Ark. Clinton, Mrs. Margaret, 424 Beatty Street, Pittsburg, Pa. Carney, James, Turtle Creek, Pa. Coyner, William R., Pikesville, Baltimore County, Md. Carr, Mrs. Watson, Anacostia, D. C. Coveney, Mrs. Rose, Juniata Hotel, Everett, Pa. Chidester, Mrs. Ashtel, Terra Alta, W. Va. \ Coles, John, Coatesville, Pa. Cody, Mrs. Patrick, 31 Almond Street, Malden, Mass. Dean, Misses Mamie and Eva, 1200 Forbes Street, Pittsburg, Pa. Deffinbaugh, Mrs. Charles, Oakland, Md. Dean, Mrs. Nicholas, Trinidad, Colo. Dawson, Charles, Mt. Eake Park, Md. Dieckman, Mrs. W., 25 Galloway Street, Buffalo, N. Y. Dieckman, Mrs. E-, 415 Vermont Street, Buffalo, N. Y. Dixon, Britt, Dayton, W. Va. Dawson, Rew, Fairmont, W. Va. Dawson, Clarence, Martinsburg, W. Va. Dawson, Dr. Z. E-, Wilsonburg, W. Va. Downton, Charles M., 6340 Shakespeare Street, Pittsburg, Pa. Donohue, Mrs. Catherine, 1607 Eombard Street, Baltimore, Md. Daniels, John R., Jenkins, Kentucky. Engle, Charles, Van Dear, Ky. Epply, Mrs. George, 216 Q Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. Etteen, Mrs. Joseph, Cressville, Tenn. Entler, Frank, R. F. D. No. 5, Rosedale, Kan. Eberby, John, Pratt City, Ala. Edwards, Mrs. M. J., Doubs, Frederick County, Md. Fernsner, Miss Hazel, 572 Buchtel Avenue, Akron, Ohio. Fox, Jack, care of Bearn Frederick & Co., Huntington, W. Va. Foreman, Oliver, 144 West 4th Street, Williamsport, Pa. Foreman, Harry, 3804 Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Frost, Joseph, care of Moreland Trust Co., Pittsburg, Pa. Fasenbaker, Chester, Fulton, Ala. Fasenbaker, Mrs. Orman, Mt. Washington, Pittsburg, Pa. Frost, Miss Mary, Hotel Schmitt, McKeesport, Pa. Frost, Mrs. Eeda, Uniontown, Pa. Flinn, John, Rawlins, Wyo. Flinn, Thomas, 307 Buckhannon Street, Amarillo, Texas. Flinn, James E-, McKendree, Ann Arundel County, Md. Finch, George, Kitzmiller, Md. Gerhold, George E., Streetman,. Texas. Gross, George, Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Md. Garlitz, Eawrence, Everette, Wash. Goncer, Mrs. Mary, R. F. D. No. 1, Freidens, Pa. Gerlach, Mrs. Mary, 1815 North Patterson Park Avenue, Baltimore, Md. Garlitz, Charles, Windber, Pa. Gass, Mrs. Samuel, 104 West 15th Street, Columbus, Neb. Getzendanner, O. G., care of Vanderbilt System Railroad, New York, N. Y. Grant, Waldon Hood, Sykesville, Md. Grent, Mrs. Michael, 1328 Emerson Street, N. E-, Washington, D..C. Hamill, A. T., Myersdale, Pa. Hankinson, Mrs. R. H., MacDonough, Ga. Hammers, George N., 719 Sherman Street, Johnstown, Pa. * Hausner, Miss Bertha, 3138 North Carlisle Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Hatton, Thomas, Mayor, Edwardsville, Euzerne County, Pa. Hildane, Mrs. Jack, 46 Elizabeth Street, Hagerstown, Pa. Hott, George, Charleroi, Pa. Hott, John, Charleroi, Pa. Hott, James, Charleroi, Pa. Hartzell, Mrs. Allie, Hyndman, Pa. Hoblitzell, William T., Meyersdale, Pa. Hansel, George R., Thomas, W. Va. Hansel, Oscar, New England, N. D. Hansel, Miss Olive E-, care of W. U. T. C., Kfinsas City, Mo. Hoblitzell, Ross, Echo Point, Wheeling, W. Va. Hartzell, Mrs. B. R., Camp Dennison, Ohio. Howatt, Joseph, 520 Arch Street, Pittsburg, Pa. Howatt, John, 14 South Ohio Avenue, Atlantic City, N. J. Howatt, Miss Margaret, Centre and Aiken Avenues, Pittsburg, Pa. Hartman, John, Baltimore, Md. Hartman, Joe, Eastport, Md. Hoblitzell, Russell, Meyersdale, Pa. Hoblitzell, Frank, Meyersdale, Pa. Horney, Mrs. Elizabeth, 106 Morgan Street, Tonawanda, &. Y. Heintz, Mrs. Amelia, 86 Harford Road, Baltimore, Md. Hammerstein, Miss Elizabeth, Pleasantville, N. J. Hymes, George H., Wheeling, W. Va. Johnson, Edward, Eansing, Ohio. Jenkins, Obediah, Thomasdale, Pa. Jenkins, Obert, 603 South Main Avenue, Scranton, Pa. Jenkins, J. 8., Parsons, W. Va. James, Miss Carrie, 1324 Indiana Avenue, Kansas City, Mo. Jessup, Rev. E. C., 290 East Street, Spencer, lowa. King, Kelly K., Winston, N. C. Keenan, Mrs. James Tracy, Cunningham Apartments, Clarksburg, W. Va. Kemmar, Rev. D. M., 4224 Idlewild Street, Pittsburg, Pa. Kirby, Ed., Maryland Avenue, N. E., Washington, D. C. Kelly, Mrs. John, 40 Elizabeth Street, Hagerstown, Md. Keefe, Mrs. D. K., 1314-Cambria Avenue, Windber, Pa. Kenny, Edward M., St. Claire, Doddridge County, W. Va. Eewis, William D., Grant Town, W. Va. Eoar, Townsend, Route 4, Blissfleld, Mich. Eyon, John, Compatry E, National Soldiers’ Home, Va. Eivengood, John, Grantsville, Md. Eescure, Mrs. Francis, 830 Dale Avenue, S. E., Roanoke, Va. Eoar, Howard, Blissfield, Mich. Eoar, Nathan, Blissfield, Mich. Eoar, David, Blissfield, Mich. Eoar, McKee, Blissfield, Mich. FROSTBURG, MD., SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 1912 , f 1882 1912^ 1 f THIRTY YEARS AGO. f i f l ) I The Items Below Were Current During T ; h Week Ending April 1, 1882. £ “April took charge of the world this morning.” ■ D. J. Betz was complimented upon : the acquisition of a splendid spring , wagon and upon the handsome sign clock erected in front of his store. A big “tropical insect” emerged from a bunch of bananas received by George H. Wittig, scaring everybody in the store. “Spring fever” becoming epidemic. The Valley Times was removed from Donaconing to Cumberland and name changed to Cumberland Mail. First issue announced for Tuesday, April 4,1882. Thomas H. Paul offered $l5O reward for names of perpetrators of petty vandalism in the Opera House. Frederick Douglass, lecturing in Odd Fellows Opera House, told the Arion Band that he had traveled all over this country and Europe and never heard finer music. The Band’s rendition of a selection from the opera “Boccacio” was especially good. People of Grahamton and Welsh Hill signed a petition to the Cumber land and Pennsylvania Railroad au thorities asking for a depot station somewhere south of the tunnel. D. P. Wolfe left Frostburg for Atchison, Kansas. Number of telephone connections growing. A Little Word. “Yes” is a simple word, spelled with three letters. It has caused more happiness and more unhappiness than any other word in the language. It has lost more money for easy lenders than all the holes in all the pockets in the world. It has started more dipsomaniacs on their career than all the strong liquor on earth. It has started more fights than all the “you’re-a-liars” that ever were spoken. It has procured kisses and provoked blows. It has defeated good candidates and elected scoundrels. It has been used in telling more lies than any other expression. It is not meant more than half the times it is said. Will it continue to make such a record ? Yes. —Philadelphia Inquirer. Mialflg Accidents. Daniel Smouse, Bowery street, work ing in one of the Ocean Mines, had several ribs broken Friday of last week. He was brought to town on an electric car, suffering much en route. Municipal Politics. The following “suggested ticket” was handed in too late for last week’s Journal: For Mayor—Dr. Timothy Griffith. For Councilmen—Samuel R. Tiddy, J. C. Yungerman, John Farradj'. Messrs. Alex. C. Neal, H. A. Martin and T. S. Cooper, democratic town committee, have called a meeting in Stanton’s Hall for Thursday evening, March 28th, to nominate candidates for Mayor and Council. Messrs. John T. Dewis, Owen Price and S. R. Tiddy, republican town committee, have called a primary for Friday, March 29th, in Judge Weimer’s office, Mechanic street, for the selec tion of nominees for Mayor and Coun cilmen. The prospect of a third ticket is good. Later —lt is here. A large number of voters met in the Gladstone Annex Wednesday evening and nominated “The Citizens Ticket,” as follows: For Mayor —Olin R. Rice. For Councilmen —William W. Wit tig, William P. Sullivan, John Grose. Loar, Albert, Blissfield, Mich. Mclnturff, Mrs. W. H., 440 New York Avenue, N. W., Washington, D. C. McCann, Mrs. Thomas, 549 Ringgold Street, McKeesport, Pa. McKenzie, Wash., Smith, S. D. McCormick, Rev. Dennis, St. Joseph’s Ch., Howard and Barre Sts., Balto., Md. Me Guire, Thomas, care of Colorado Fuel Co., Denver, Colo. McMahon, Peter, Coal Hill, Ark. McLaughlin, Mrs. Elizabeth, Coal Hill, Pa. McKenzie, Mrs. D. L., Lykins, Pa. McGuire, T. F., 277 South Lincoln Avenue, Denver, Colo. McGuire, Mrs. Elizabeth, Osage City, Kan. McKee, Miss Annie, Groveland Avenue, West Arlington, Baltimore, Md. McAteer, Edward and Emmet, Wolfe Run, Jefferson County, Ohio. McAlister, J. C., Jeanette, Pa. Morgan, Joseph, Lansing, Ohio. Main, A. J., care of Baltimore Life Insurance Co., McKeesport, Pa. Morgan, Charles, Lansing, Ohio. Meyers, William, Lansing, Ohio. Morgan, William, Selbysport, Md. Morgan and family, David, 3027 Mervin Avenue, Pittsburg, Pa. Meadows, sr., George, Martinsburg, W. Va. Wilson, David Snively, Hagerstown, Md. Whetstone, Mrs. Frank, 532 West Cannon Ave., Hagerstown, Md. Welsh, Frank, 110 Vincennes Street, Linton, Ind. AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER i The nomination of Thomas Brown for State Mine Inspector was con i firmed. ■ A 10-hour walking match was an - nounced for Saturday, April 15th. Thomas H. Hamill and Thomas G. [ Dillon, secretary and treasurer, an r nounced that they would book all en . tries at $2 per. A large force of men engaged in opening Mt. Pleasant street from base I to brow of “McCulloh’s Hill.” 1 The second anniversary of Mountain . Spring Dodge, No. 22, of Good Temp , lars, was observed Monday, March 27th. I “An Old Bachelor” wrote a letter • to the Baltimore Sun scoring the ex pensive vanities of the ladies, and i many of the latter resented his im . peachment, among them “A Mountain i Girl of Frostburg.” The latter, in her own behalf and that of “a lady ' ; friend,” wrote a stinging reply, but who she and her friend were could not be ascertained. i It was recalled as a coincidence that : ■ “on the Ist of January, 1795, a post ■ office was established in Cumberland, i . with B. F. Broachog post-master, who i held until July 1, 1882, when B. V. - ■ Pigman was appointed.” Chapter 181, Acts of 1876, levying a tax on dogs in Allegany county, was 1 repealed by Act of March 15, 1882. Sample Locals. The editor has ordered a lot of com- . mas, semi-colons, colons and periods, ] as very many subscribers object to , reading the whole paper through , without stopping. Titus A. Brick told it at the black- ’ smith shop Wednesday that Colonel ( Whoop Koffkutter of Bullygany had i reported that his wife had heard while visiting Mr. and Mrs. Pink Whiskers J at Pocahontas that the Eckhart Phi- 1 losopher, “bay yeminy,” was telling it i around, among the neighbors that 1 John Oliver Jeems Potluck and his 1 step-mother had a falling-out one day i week before next, but all who have ( since been rehearsing the story are very anxious, it is said, that it shall 1 go no further. - , Thomas J. Johnson, living up the ( Pike, tells of the slickest hunter this < side of where Frank C. Graham stays, i He takes out his gun, loads it, mounts i the fence and “lets on” that he is not 1 watching for anything. The other day Hugh McMahon spied him sitting on t a fence with the gun lying across his 1 lap pointing toward C. J. Otto’s farm, s near New Germany. After a little 1 while an unsuspecting rabbit came 1 loping along the meadow-side. All at - once, however, when the poor little 1 thing was not looking, the hunter raised the gun and shot it. He at ] once re-loaded the gun, got the rabbit, ] resumed his seat on the fence where i he could see, and again “let on” as 1 though nothing had happened. The trick was mentioned to Fred. Durr, ] but he said “’most any rabbit can be i fooled that a-way.” j A lady school-teacher over near to ( Burdockburg is gathering data for an 1 essay on “George Washington.” It ( is to be a moral drawn particularly from the cherry-tree incident for the ‘ benefit of children who give reasons 1 for arriving late at school. Soon as t finished a special session will be called and the essay read out by herself real 1 loud. ; Both Equal to the Occasion. A young man in Frostburg proposed ( to his girl there and she refused. Then he threatened to come to Cum berland and propose to a Cumberland ( girl. That settled it. The Frostburg 1 girl grew jealous right away and made a motion to reconsider, and the motion prevailed. Cards are out and printed ‘ at the Journai, office, too Philip's • Boy. 1 He was a smart boy; she a smart , girl. May they live long and be happy 1 The Highest Valuation of a Dollar O, lonesome, long-cherished dollar— at last we must part! I raised you from a penny and proudly watched your growth, cent by cent, until at last you became a full fledged dollar of the even-century family, better than which there are none, and of which even a Rockefeller or a Morgan would be proud. I have guarded you zealously for— O, so long, and I have sympathized with you in the feeling of loneliness that must have been yours. I have learned to love you with a love that would put even Stephen Girard to shame, and if I have denied you the exercise obtained in circula tion, my conduct was fathered by my love for you and a feeling that it was my duty to protect you rather than any intention to be harsh or unkind. Yes, I have loved you with a fervor that is undying, and that I could only feel for another century equally com plete, or one of the $1.06 variety. Often have I been tempted to part with thee, and as often have I mus tered the strength to say—“no, I have worked hard for thee, I love thee, and, ‘my chee-ild,’ I shall protect thee 1” Once I nearly parted with you to a taxi-cab bandit, but my love for you prevailed and I walked. Again I nearly “fell” for a top gallery peep at the Weber-Fieldian stars, and the Eillian-Russell costume 1 Once I figured that in return for you I could procure 20 large, foaming glasses of German disturbance, alias moist joy, alias beer. And while in the same mood I cal culated you to be good for 3 cocktails, 6 shoe-shines, and 2 perfectos ; or, if I were a not-too-choice smoker, count less Pittsburg stogies! Once my wife wanted you, but I awoke first and saved you ! Still, at last, dear dollar, I must part with thee, but to good advantage for both of us. I am providing for you a custodian under whose espionage you will not be so lonely as you have been while roughing it between the bare walls of my spacious purse. You shall henceforth be associated with others of your own and higher denominations, which luxuries I could never expect to afford you. There was a time when I indulged .hopes of accumulating 2 centuries, but I never seem to get more than 35 cents toward another dollar until the “ice-man” or the “milk-man” rings the door-bell, and you, dear dollar, would shudder if you knew the many close shaves you’ve had. However, while our association has been of the most cordial and pleasant nature, I now, with the full possession of my faculties and a full realization of your great value, part with you willingly and cheerfully for what I regard as the highest and most valua ble consideration of your worth. And in the consummation of the transaction that I am about to execute I believe I will have closed a deal, the shrewdness of which would make even David Harum stand aghast, and when he had recovered his breath exclaim —“well, I know a good horse, but you know a good newspaper !” For now, my dearly-beloved dollar, I am about to exchange you for the privilege of reading for one year a newspaper that is “Unconditionally Independent and Exclusively Great.” Of course, you know I refer to the Frostburg Mining Journal, through which I satiate my thirst for old-home news, set forth clearly and concisely, (I am always concise myself— “No?” Well, all right) and in a readable, compelling manner. I enjoy very much also the Journal’s “contrib’s”—the “Gen.,” the “Eck hart Philosopher, (isn’t he a Swede?) et al. And as for “Hank”—well, more of him is not too much ! (He may be H. S. Hayward to his mama, but he’s “jes plain ‘Hank’ to me.”) I also read all that the lady “con trib’s” write, but you know I’m mar ried and must exercise discretion in expressing myself when they are in the limelight. Usually in large transactions I feel an uncontrollable nervousness and apprehensiveness at the outset, but this time I am proceeding with the utmost coolness and equanimity. For, having tried the Journal, I find it entirely satisfactory—and more so, and shall henceforth “use no other. I most cheerfully recommend it to anyone suffering from a counter marching liver or cerebral clogitis. Now, then, dear dollar, “fare-thee well, forever f'are-thee-well, and if forever, still forever fare-thee-well,” and— Welcome, Mining Journal ! C. B. Ryan. Bogota, N. J. Sport. The Lonaconing Advocate reports “a movement throughout the Creek region to form a tennis league for the coming season. Rev. W. B. McKin ley, of Westernport, Alex. Sloan and Dr. Hodgson, of Eonaconing, are mak ing plans for a meeting in the near future of representatives from Keyser, Westernport, Eonaconing, Frostburg, etc., for the purpose of electing officers of the organization and drawing up a set of rules to govern it. The best tennis players of the different towns are interested.” A Defence of the “Wide-Tire Bill.” To the Mining Journal. Replying to a letter in the last issue of the Journal, signed “Citizen,” re garding the “Wide-Tire Bill” which I have introduced, it is quite unneces sary for me to state that the corres pondent is not familiar with the sub ject which he attempts to discuss. The bill is intended to preserve the roads, upon which thousands, hun dreds of thousands of dollars of the taxpayers’ money is being expended. The Road Directors of Allegany County during the next five years will spend upwards of one hundred thous and dollars a year on our roads. The “Wide-Tire Bill” authorizes the Road Directors, on advice of their engineer, to fix the width of the tires on vehicles hauling heavy loads wide enough to prevent them from cutting ruts into these costly highways, which the small tires will do almost as fast as the roads are built. This will save the taxpayers’ money by protecting the roads and prevent ing heavy wagons from destroying them. Farmers and others who use the roads will be glad to co-operate in any effort to preserve good highways; and the use of “brakes, cutters and chains” and all the devices that will tear up the roads may well be prohibited in the interest of the taxpayers. Nor is the power vested in the Road Directors “without any limitations.” They will determine the width of tires that may be safely used without danger of damaging and destroying the roads, and beyond the enforce ment of the law in this respect they cannot go. If there is any opposition to this bill outside of Mr. Metzger’s orbit of influence it has failed to make itself known, but I will be glad to consider it if properly presented from unselfish and unprejudiced sources. I am convinced that the protection of the roads is due to the people whose money is to pay for them. No one who understands the situa tion and knows what the provisions of the “Wide-Tire Bill” are can object to it except from a selfish and incon sistent motive. Walter w. Wittig. Timely Answers. Gen. Kear Hosken, jeweler and a leading member of “The Us Fellers Club,” has won quite a reputation as “a player upon words,” but a joker in Dippincott’s Magazine is nearly up to him : “Do you remember how hungry I was at 7:30 last evening ?” “I should say I do.” “Do you know how I appeased my hunger in a half hour ?” “No ; what did you do ?” “8 a clock !” “That’s nothing. Do you remember how unlucky I was at the raffle at 12:30?” “I certainly do.” “Well, I wasn’t so unlucky a half hour later.” “No? I’m glad to know that. What did you win ?” “1 a clock.” Is This a Perfect Poem. Years ago several of the literati agreed that the composition of a per fect poem is impossible; that, like everything else of human creation there is and can be nothing faultless, not even in rhythm and rhyme. But how about this stanza? — I love you when you are good; I love you when you are bad; I love you when you are gay; I love you when you are sad. The stanza was written by Mrs. Clara Mae Howe Fuqua, an authoress of some distinction, and if not “per fect,” the Journal would like to learn wherein it fails. A Financial Report. C. B. Ryan sent the Journal this week a copy of the last annual report of the financial condition of the town of Bogota, N. J. With a population of less than 2,000, the receipts from all sources amounted to $97,000; expenditures $99,000. These figures seem to include, how ever, all the State and county taxes, which, in New Jersay, are collectible through the municipalities. Street and sewer improvements play a big part, too, in the statement, and the revenue from the keep of dogs amounts to $171.50. The report includes the names of 114 taxpayers, delinquent in the sum of $4,659.92. One of these, however, is a corporation, which owes over $3,000 of the sum named. The Journal searched the list care fully, but to save its existence it couldn’t find the name of anybody who ever lived in Frostburg. How About PossibleMad-Dogs Here. A mad-dog scare in Ellicott City, this State, has frightened the Mayor and Council into passing an Ordinance, which goes into effect to-day. Un muzzled dogs must not run at large; otherwise, they must be caught, kept four days for claimants, who must pay $1 for release, and if unclaimed will be turned over to the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The finality is equivalent to a painless death. What is Frostburg doing negatively in the interest of dogs? HENRY P. COOK, Manager. WHOLE HUMBER 2,111 They Are Coming Home. Noticing the invitation lists in the : Journal, Frank Porter, of Oak Hill, ■ Fayette County, W. Va., writes — “How Georges Creek people have ■ gotten scattered! I have met them in ■ all sections of southern West Virginia. - My superintendent at Minden spent his boyhood in Frostburg. Deft there : in 1882. His name is Clapperton. He ■ has a $4,000 annual-salary position : here. “I talk frequently with a Mr. Carney and a Mr. Boyle who spent their . early life at Western port, and once in ■ the wilds of this county on a coal ex amination I met a “Billy” Davis from i Frostburg. “Reading J. J. Robinson’s letters ; from Annapolis reminds me of my legislative experience with Dick and ' Campbell, session of 1896. Several good things we secured were—month . ly pay for public-school teachers, semi monthly pay for miners, free school books, a fair re-assessment law, etc. “I hope your present delegation will do as well, or better for the people. “I have a warm place in my heart for Frostburg. During the winter of 1891-2 I kept a little meat-market place near the Congregational Church, on Bowery street. That was the cyclone winter. “I deeply regret the afflictions which have fallen upon some of my old friends at Eckhart. “I am pleasantly situated here, though have been very busy, since I came to West Virginia four years ago. “I sincerely wish for all of you a most successful Home-Coming, and that I can be there, too.” Prof. S. G. Hefelbower, Cambridge, Mass., “appreciates very much the in vitation to be present in Frostburg during Old Home Week, and, unless something very unexpected occurs, we shall be there. “Of course, I have been able to keep up with the improvements the town has been making in recent years, but I am sure some former citizens, who have not seen the town for some time, will be very much surprised to note the changes that have taken place. “May these improvements be but the beginning of a long period of progress!” Roman H. DeEynn, Pittsburg, Pa., writes— “l have not forgotten my former home on the mountains, where I spent my childhood and boyhood days. “I certainly congratulate the loyal citizens of Frostburg and your paper on the good work they are doing in hustling the old town into the dimen sions of a little city, and I earnestly wish them all possible success. “Eet me know if there is anything that is needed for the welfare of our coming celebration that I can procure here—any supplies, or anything what soever, and I will be pleased to give you all the assistance I can, “I am a busy man, but not too busy to lend a helping-hand to dear old Frostburg!” April Jury. Friday afternoon of last week Hon’s A. Hunter Boyd and R. R. Henderson, judges, drew the April-term jury, in part as follows: Frostburg—Martin Hartig, John N. Dayman, John S. Brophy, August Eichhorn, jr., Daniel O. Gerlach. Eckhart—William Dudley, Samuel M. Porter of W., Joseph Radcliffe, Frederick Dudley. Donaconing—Charles Bowden, James W. Bishop, Henry Probert. Mt. Savage—Benjamin M. Biays, Horace M. Osborne. Westernport—Frank M. Bantz, Mat thew Dowling, jr. Midland—David Yates, Patrick Blake. Ellerslie—George F. W. Helmstetter. Shaft —James Tennant. The Weather. “The sun crossed the line” at 21 minutes past 6 Wednesday evening, and is now on the home-stretch toward the Tropic of Cancer. The thunder storm of Tuesday night indicated some sidereal disturbance. Probably a Great Year for the Big Company. It is learned from good authority that the production of the Consolida tion Coal Company for the present calendar year, which is also the fiscal year of the company, will beat all previous records by a large margin, from present unmistakable prospects. The banner year from a production standpoint was 1910, when the com pany mined 9,370,633 tons of coal, while this year a turnout of more than 13,000,000 tons would suprise no one who is conversant with conditions af fecting the Consolidation. So soon as the foreign orders, of which the Consolidation is getting the lion’s share, begin to materially fall off, attention will be turned to replet ing the exhausted supplies at storage and headquarter points in this coun try, as well as satisfying large indi vidual demands. This work will keep the Consolidation’s sales of coal up to the probable car capacity which the railroads can furnish, until the fall, when the usual large seasonal demand will set in and last to the end of the year.—Baltimore Sun.