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J. BENSON ODER, Editor. FORTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 29 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: Baughman, Henry, Mt. Pleasant, Pa. Baughman, Miss Annie, Mt. Pleasant, Pa. Barber, John T., Milford Station, Pa. Dilfer, Conrad, Mt. Pleasant, Pa. Gatehouse, William H., Kitzmiller, Md. Hill,D. D., Rev. Jesse, pastor Williston Congregational Church, Portland, Me. Klein, A. J., Okonoko, W. Va. Morgan, Mrs. Ann, Williamsburg, lowa County, lowa. Rephann, John W., Main Street, Somerset, Pa. Thomas, Mrs. R. M., 2554 Logan Boulevard, Chicago, 111. Thomas, J. Mansell, 1644, B Avenue, East, Cedar Rapids, lowa. Wilson, J. Ed., 503 West sth Street, “The Terrace,” Wilmington, Del. Wiliiamson, Mrs. George, 22 Arbor Street, Pittsburg, Pa. Wright, Rev. W. E., Middleton, Del. Let Peace Prevail on Earth. God speed the time when nations for each other Shall feel the blessed bond of brotherhood ; When man shall be to every man a brother, And feel toward him naught save what is good. When “Peace on Earth,” which angels were proclaiming On Juda’s hills long centuries ago, Shall everywhere prevail, thereby reclaiming The lust for war which yearly seems to grow. When countries no more shall be doing battle Because, perchance, the words of rulers clash ; And we no more shall hear the dreaded rattle Of musketry, or see the bayonets flash. When no more shall be heard the cannons booming— Dread sound of terror striking near and far; Nor o’er the heads of patriots be looming The grim, gaunt spectre of approaching war. God speed the day ! O, may He soon be sending The time when strife and bloody wars shall cease, And nations everywhere their days be spending In Fraternal Love and Universal Peace ! Sara Roberta Getty. Squibs. Every time I read “Hank’s” Muse I think—O, what a clever ruse 1 Makes no difference if his taste is .. “Brown,” “He’s gotta stop kickin’ his Muse aroun’!” Reinforce the props in “The Old Frost Mine” immediately under the “home base” of the Home-Coming functions. There’s going to be some vociferous hand-shaking, you know, and the Hospital’s not yet built. “Now is the winter of our discontent 1” piped Dick —poor fella. Then he died. “Laugh and the world laughs with you!” quoth Ella. Which proved Dick lied. Have centrally located an attractive booth where Cumberland miners may exhibit Cumberland coal. C. B. R. Iu the Realm of Sisterhood. Miss Lida J. Swiggett, an executive official of the Roj'al Neighbors of America—Washington, I). C., Mary land and Delaware Division, visited Camp No. 4927, of this place, late last week, and while here enjoyed the hos pitality of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Hart, 30 East Mechanic street. New Ice Factory. Bricklayers are busy at work on the new ice-plant of Maj r er Brothers— Messrs. Henry, George, Frederick and William, located on east side of Uhl street. The building will be about 48 by 100 feet in size and two stories high and altogether, a most substantial edifice. The brick used in the building were made bj r the same firm at their new brick-w r orks, near town on the north east side. When this portion of the work has been finished an Equipment capable of producing 25 tons of ice daily—over three times the former capacity, will be installed. In every detail this vital part of the establishment will be up to date. The building will include cold-stor age and stable departments and, al together, will serve all its purposes well. The Messrs. Mayer expect to be able to serve their patronag-e not later than June Ist with ice from distilled water and in full weight. Circuit Court. The April term began Monday. John S. Brophy, of this place, was appointed foreman of the grand jury. Among others known here James E. Tennant is a member of the grand jury, and E. H. B. Prichard of the petit jury. Marriage Licenses. James Francis Keedy, of Frostburg, and Elizabeth June Hoff, of Rodamer, W. Va. John Kasko and Mary Gaber, both of Mt. Savage. James William Kelley and Grace Ella Corrigan, both of Gilmore. Why You Should Deal at Home Ten Becauses. 1, Because—You examine your pur chase and are assured of satisfaction before investing your money. 2, Because—Your home merchant is always ready and willing to make right any error or any defectivelarticle purchased of him. 3, Because —When you are sick or for any reason it is necessary to ask credit, you can go to the local mer chant. Could you ask it of a mail order house? 4, Because—lf a merchant is willing = to extend you credit you should give him the benefit of your cash trade. 5, Because—Your home merchant , pays local taxes and exerts every ef- ( fort to built up and better your mar ket, thus increasing both the value of city and country property. 6, Because —The mail-order mer chant does not lighten your taxes or in any way help the value of your J property. 7, Because—The mail-order mer chant does nothing for the benefit of markets or real estate values. 8, Because—“lf your town or com munity is good enough to live in it is good enough to spend your money in.” — Gov. Folk , of Missouri. 9, Because—The best citizens in your community patronize home in dustry. Why not be one of the best citizens? 10, Because—lf you will give your home merchant an opportunity to compete, by bringing your order to him in the quantities you buy out of i town, he will demonstrate that, qual- 1 ity considered, he will save jmu money. : Dances. The long intermission superinduced by Lent was broken Monday evening by dances in both the Terpsichorean Hall of Frostburg Opera House and the Pavilion, in the new Park. The one was held under auspices of the Tammany Club; the other under Jr. O. U. A. M., and both were greatly enjoyed. Tuesday evening the younger ele ment of Free-Masonry conducted a ball within the glare of a renewed Terpsichorean Hall, illuminated by special electric lights illustrating the insignia of Free Masonry—the square and compass, and the years “1854” — . “1912,” the first being the year when “Mountain Lodge, No. 99,” was in l stituted. The hall has been newly . frescoed in light-blue panel and ceil ing of corn color, making the room : look like another and far better place. • The platform for the orchestra is also ■ brilliantly improved, and the floor is a great square of waltzing delight. To > say that the ladies and gentlemen of : both Tammany sympathies and Ma " sonic predilections enjoyed the new l environment and sport would be speak l ing too conservatively. An enlarged ) orchestra and a menu at midnight of ■ diversified sandwiches, ice-cream, - cakes, almonds, cocoa, coffee, etc., - made the occasion complete in enjoy , meat. Much of this can be re-stated of the : meeting Thursday evening in same i hall of the Frostburg Cotillion Club’s : clientele who made that occasion the last of a brilliant winter series. FROSTBURG-, MD., SATURDAY", APRIL 13, 1912. offr GJJOftw t> - "So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” —Psalm xc, 12. The fabric of the years is woven, fine, With seeming disregard of tint or hue. With careless mingling of the shade or shine— But somewhere in the warp and woof are you. Somewhere the shuttle casts the binding' thread That holds forevermore each act or deed. The things you dreamed and dared, the words you said. The things you thought were given scanty heed. All of the works and words of living men Into the fabric of the years are blent. Are woven in and out, and in again, And in the Knotted threads of time are pent. It matters not though it be darK or light, Though you live in the dim defile of dreams. Though you press ever to the luring height, You spin a thread that either blurs or gleams. ’Tis so with all —the greatest and the least, Wherever in the world they may abide, If north, or south, if in the west, or east, They stand forth bravely, or in silence hide, All patiently and surely swings the loom And patiently and deftly must it weave. Must catch your thread from cradle to the tomb And set into the fabric all you leave. A nation may be weaving cloth of gold, Yet it is made of peasant. King and slave. And somewhere in the fabric, woven bold, Is each man’s life, or be it gay or grave i And there are spaces where the colors fade And spaces where they glow with gorgeous hue. But every strong or feeble tint is made Of threads spun in the life of me or you. So you are but a thread, and so am I, And the uncounted men of all the days Have given song and smile and sneer and sigh To maKe each coloring that deftly plays Upon the fabric broad and long and deep— And crowns, and cowls, and chains, and booKs, and spears, And sob and song, and all men sow and reap Are woven in the fabric of the years. (Copyright, 1910, by W. G. Chapman.) The Sick. William Warn, clever policeman, was “off duty” several days recently on account of “not feeling' well.” First in the Field. Gist Blair, of Montgomery county, Republican candidate for Congress from the Sixth district, filed with the 1882 1912 “ \ THIRTY YEARS AGO. f J The Items Below Were Current During Y Week Ending April 22, 1882. Much speculation concerning the I comet. No astronomer had been able to identify it as one that had ever be fore appeared. Great thunder-storm in Frostburg Wednesday evening, April 19th. Mountain on fire above Clarysville. A beautiful evening sight from Frost burg Tuesday, April 18th. “The Bear Man” was exhibited in Paul’s Opera House Saturday, April 15th. He didn’t like colored people. Messrs. Thomas H. Paul & Son built a 10-ton locomotive for a Michigan lumber company. William Arnold, Joseph Lammert and John McAllister made a one-hour walk for SS in Odd Fellows Opera House Saturday, April 15th. Arnold won, making 6 miles; hammert 5%; McAllister 5. \ Later in 10 hours Alfred Roberts, of Borden Shaft, made 49 miles; James E. Ratigan, of Eckhart, 45; Thomas O’Malley, -of Pompey Smash, 28; Patrick Rooney, of same place, and Henry Domdera, of Frostburg, 17X- Same day, in Cumberland, the 75- hour contest between William L. Mc- Cray, of that city, and William Pierce, of Lonaconing, closed, McCray win ning with a score of 200 miles, Pierce 197. It was determined to call the new bridge over the Potomac at Washing-, ton Bottom “The Beall Bridge” —in honor of Capt. Nelson Beall, of this place, who had done so much in secur ing its erection. Mrs. Martha Rowe, widow of the late Mr. Thomas Rowe, died in Alle gany Monday, April 17, 1882, aged 53 1 years. AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER. Election Supervisors of Frederick county Monday a certificate of his candidacy, as required by law. He also mailed a similar certificate to the other counties of the district. Mr. Blair will likely be in this coun ty at an early day. The only other Republican candi date in the field seems to be Charles A. Wagaman, of Washington county. Mr. and Mrs. John Betz, of Eck hart, removed to Texas. Mr. and Mrs. James Tennant, of Borden Shaft lost by death an infant • daughter—Mary Graham, Tuesday, April 18, 1882. In Cumberland Tuesday, April 18, ■ 1882, Miss Bridget Barrett, of Mt. Sav age, was married to Mr. S. Fuller Bernard, of Cumberland. i In Cumberland Tuesday, April 11, 1882, Miss Mary Linderman, of that : city, was married to Mr. Jacob Ger [ lach of this place, by Rev. F. R. Schwedes. ; Many improvements in progress and ■ in contemplation. Prof. R. R. Sanner went to Chicago, 1 111.; Thomas H. Hamill to Austin, > Texas, and Messrs. Conrad and John Richardson and Fred. Domdera for : Connellsville, Pa., all for residence i in those sections. ’ Rev. D. L. McKenzie, of Van Wert, ’ 0., visited his former pastorate here. Prof. J. E. J. Buckey had deter mined to conduct a Summer Normal School at Barton. A-meeting of shoe-blacks was held , in front of the Queen City Hotel, Cum - berland, to go “on strike” for higher : wages for blacking. Several speak ers complained of the action of some r “female wimmen,” who wanted their .. shoes blacked for less than the cur i rent price. Nox Tanner, Rock j O’Brien and Samp Cotton were ap . pointed a committee to adjust matters. The motto adopted was—“we mean bred or bind.” William Scriven, of Eckhart, went 5 to England on a visit of three months to relatives. The Are Coming. In asking' for “the paper that is ‘truly great,’” D. Ross Metzger, of Montgomery, Ala., writes that “it is my desire and plan to return to Frost burg for several days in order to par ticipate in' the Centennial and Home- Coming celebration during August. Of course, at this time it is almost im possible to be sure about it, but never theless I want to be with you on that occasion.” T. F. McGuire, of Denver, Col., writes—“you can hardly realize how I feel when, after an absence of thirty years some of my friends still think of me. That declaration of love cer tainly convinces me of the kindly in vitation extended. I will take ad vantage of it, and regulate my affairs for a month or two this summer, pack ■OH' - T. F. M’GUIKE my grip and take along with me one wife, one son and two grandchildren, and in order that the people may know how I look, and for recognition when I return, I send you copper-plate which you can use in one issue, then kindly return to me. I will certainly look forward very anxiously for the time to come when we will be on our way, and I know we will enjoy it. I am desirous of seeing my old home and friends once more.” George Stern received a letter the other day from ex-Mayor Joseph Bear, Seymour, Ind. He is on one of his trips in the west. Took dinner with Mr. and Mrs. George Anthony, who are prospering at Jacksonville. At Hinton he found the Scott Brothers doing a thriving business, and in the same town met four of Lute Smith’s sons, formerly of Vale Summit; also Frank Welsh, son of the late Edward Welsh. At Dugge, Ind., he saw Robert Young, Conrad Lapp’s son-in law, who holds a paying position with a company store. At Harrisburg he met the Walker boys and the Wilson j family, once of Borden Shaft. In Herrin, 111., he saw Benjamin Bowser, jr., and step-father—D. Y. Williams, whose wife is a sister of ex-Mayor James H. Fuller—all prosperous. In Indianapolis he saw Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Coyner, who have a depart ment store and are doing well. All whom Mr. Bear met evince great in terest in Home-Coming week, and ex press ardent wishes to attend. He closes by saying he expects to see Mr. Cavanaugh, formerly of Midland, in Columbia, Ind., next week. Benjamin Angwin, of Birmingham, Ala., writes that “the visit to my for mer home laid out for me by my old Frostburg friends I am not going to miss.” Rev. George T. Hanna, writing both for himself and in behalf of his family, says “we are very much interested each week in the names and addresses of so many former Frostburgers, with here and there the name of one whom we are particularly glad to hear from again. But not one of all who are in vited will wish to be in Frostburg for Home-Coming week more than we, and, if possible, we shall be there. The glare of the city does not blur the memories of the ‘Dear Old Home,’ and nq song sounds quite so sweet to our ears as “Maryland, my Maryland!” With all good wishes for the Jour nal,” etc. Writing from Liberal, Mo., John Betz says “it was ‘Thirty Years Ago’ the 20th of this month since I left the old home. The Journal makes me Home-sick, and I am com ing back/next August if I possibly can.” Mr. Betz is the manager of the “Betz/Opera House.” • \ Two Great Pleasures. A card from George A. Conlon states that he “enjoys Journal im mensely,” and that “life in Paris is delightful.” Taken together, these statements indicate that George is al most “at home” in the great French ■ capital. A Good Suggestion. Under the law enacted during the recent session of the Legislature which provides for State aid in building roads through incorporated towns, W. E. G. Hitchins, Road Director, thinks the completion of Union-street paving can be facilitated by placing the town’s allotment with its own and in dividual assessment funds. Thus the incomplete gap at each end of the street can be paved with 1 brick instead of finish in macadam. The State’s money will subserve its t purpose, and the cost to both town > and individuals will be considerably less—all for a firstclass paved street. Married. Hayes—Brode In St. John’s Episcopal Church Mon day morning, April 8, 1912, by Rev. F. M. C. Bedell, Miss Mar} 7 Brode to Mr. C. Walter Hayes, both of this place. Miss Estelle Powell was bridesmaid and Mr. Thomas J. Lewis groomsman. Miss Emma Bepler played very prettily the Wedding March from Lohengrin as the party entered and approached the altar and accompanying the ceremony. The oc casion was embellished by the Easter decorations which had not yet been removed, and the happy pair enjoyed a great send-off in the showers of rice which fell on them as they entered the return carriage. The bride is an attractive daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Brode, of Welsh Hill; the groom a promising son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Hayes, of Bowery street. They will continue residence here, and after a brief honeymoon trip will be “at home” to their many friends. Smith —Townsend In St. John’s Episcopal Church Mon day evening, April 8, 1912, by Rev. F. i M. C. Bedell, Miss Emily Heath Town send to Dr. Eugene A. Smith, both of this place. The church was ‘florally radiant and redolent, and the music never sounded more sweetly than when the happy pair approached the , altar, attended by Misses Edna and Anna Smith, bridesmaids, and Mr. G. G. Townsend, jr., best man. At the altar Mr. G. G. Townsend, father of j the bride, gave the latter away; the j elaborate ceremony of the church fol lowed, the strains of subdued melody from the special orchestra accompany- ' ing the words Divine which made the twain one for all of “the life that now is.” The bride was beautifully at- ' tired and carried a bouquet of “Lilies : of the Valley.” Messrs. N. T. Hock ing, S. B. Johnson, Paul L. Hitchins and Bruce Smith were the ushers, and : the classic music was furnished by Mrs. Howard Hitchins, organist; Prof. George N. Beall, violinist, and G. Dud Hocking, cellist. A wedding , supper followed, enjoyed only by the two families in interest and five guests I —Rev. and Mrs. D. H. Martin, Dr. and Mrs. J. Marshall Price, and Dr. I. L. Ritter. At 10 p. m. Dr. and Mrs. Smith ' left for a brief honeymoon tour of the east and north. Returned, they will . live on Frost avenue. The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Gale Townsend, and a young lady held in high esteem by all who know her. The groom is a son of Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Smith, of Ellerslie, and a young man who has won a high place in both the social and profes sional circles of the town. Coker —Price At the residence of the bride’s pa rents, West Union street, this place, Monday evening, April 8, 1912, by Rev. F. H. Crissman Miss Diana May ( Price, of this place, to Mr. Charles Humphrey Coker, of Joliet, 111. The attendants were Miss Jennie Price and Mr. Charles Price—sister and brother of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Coker set out at once for a wedding tour of the east terminating in the place of their future residence—Joliet, ■ 111. The bride is an attractive daugh- : ter of Mr. William H. Price; the groom, a former resident, now a pros perous young citizen of the home of 1 his adoption. Died. At the family home, in Midlothian, Saturday morning, April 6, 1912, Mr. Albert James, aged 48 years. Wife, one daughter—Miss Ruth, and three i sons—Messrs. Cecil, Albert and Clyde, are bereaved. Funeral was held Mon- , day afternoon; interment in Allegany cemetery, this place. Mr. James was an Englishman by birth. Eckhart Echoes. The Ladies Aid Society of the Eck hart Baptist Church will hold a “pie social and bazaar” in the Jr. O. U. A. M. Hall this (Saturday) evening, April 13th, beginning at 7 p. m. Milton Leasure, engineer on the Eckhart Branch Railroad, is in Balti more taking surgical treatment. Miss Kate Bannatyne visited friends in Cumberland Tuesday. Mrs. William Horchler, of Mahoning town, Pa., is visiting John Dudley and family. Mrs. W. J. Carter and daughter— Miss Elizabeth, of Clarksburg, W. Va., are visiting relatives and friends in Eckhart this week. Postponed. “David Garrick” has been postponed until Monday, April 22d, on account of Robert Stevens, who was taking the leading character, having to give up the part on account of extra work. Mr. Stevenens is a stage favorite with the public, and Mrs. Ewing re -1 grets very much losing his service. She has done her best, however, in . filling his place by securing Prof. ■ Frank Hipps, of Byron W. King’s : School of Oratory. Prof. Hipps is the ■ dramatic director of King’s school and a true artist. He has been secured . after much difficulty and expense, and i this gives the public a chance to hear a real artist at a ridiculously low rate, i : The price of the tickets will remain i the same on account of a number hav • ing been sold. Here is a good chance . 1 for enjoyment. Don’t miss it! HENRY F. COOK, Manager. WHOLE HUMBER 2,114 Stencil Letters Used by Ancients. Movable characters were known to the ancients; they were used in teach ing children to read. The ancients had also stencil letters, which they used to secure a regular style of pen manship. They even made use of plates, thus open-cut, containing an en tire page; it was placed on the papy rus to guide the pens of children; “an excellent means,” saith Quintilian, “to learn them not to exceed the desired proportions.” The Emperor Justinian (A. D. 518) could neither read nor write, an unexampled thing in one of such high rank. When it was neces sary for him to sign his name, he had a sheet of gold, through which were cut the letters of his name. “Then,” said Procopius, “placing this tablet on the paper, one conducted the hand of the prince, holding the stylus dipped in purple on the type of the different letters, and took away the writing fur nished with his signature.” The same thing is reported of King Theodoria and of Charlemagne.—National Maga zine. Business Movements. Christian Festerman, living on Green street, has removed to Cumber land, to be nearer his work as an em ployee of the Western Maryland Rail road Company. William Tyler, son of M. B. Tyler, will go to-day to Graton, N. Y., to take employment under the Good Roads Machinery Company, of that city. He will visit his brother—M. B. Tyler, jr., in New York City, en route. Coming Events. Aeries of the Fraternal Order of Eagles all over the State are electing delegates to the State Aerie to be held in this place Tuesday and Wed nesday, May 21st and 22d. The Order expects to make an impressive demon stration on that occasion. A grand ball is scheduled for Davis’ Hall, Carlos, Monday evening, 29th inst. Beall’s Orchestra, of this place, will furnish the music. This Paper. Acknowledging “the kindly notice” last week, Glissan T. Porter adds— “yes, I was one of the Journal’s friends in its youth and mine. Though more than ‘thirty years ago,’ I vividly recall with what pride I, as a boy, helped place the ‘fixins’ in the office of the newspaper that was destined to be called ‘great.’ Though in my ’teens I was impressed with the fact that a town without a newspaper was as cheerless and devoid of life as a cemetery. You can imagine, then, with what glee and earnestness I set about helping you to get the equip ment in shape. On this account I have never lost my early pride and in terest in the Journal, nor my long cherished respect for its editor, now grown venerable in its service. Well, the Journal is still here; you, Mr. Editor, are still here, and I am here! God bless us, and the dear ones who have gone before! Fraternally,” etc. Up the Pike. Messrs. D. F. McMullen and James Barrett, of Cumberland, came up Wed nesday afternoon in the McMullen Brothers’ big automobile, steered by John G. Pollock, artist in electric and gasoline mobility. Here they admitted W. E. G. Hitch ins, Road Director; W. P. Sullivan, Councilman-elect, and the Journal. Three others might have been accom modated, but it would have been an unnecessary'squeeze. Up West Union street, over Federal Hill, and past Sand Spring the great mountain-climber flew. Over the Great and Little Savages, from the summit of the latter the beautiful Johnson landscape filled the fore ground view. But the motorman went on—until a few hundred feet beyond the Johnson mansion, the splendid macadam surface came to an end. On the way, however, several stops were made, notably at a stone quarry; at spots where stretches of idle lands came into view, and on the renewed bridge over Savage river. Three lec tures followed — 1, The story of the fire-clay layers— the raw material for the best of all road-bed surfaces; how and at what immense profit to the country they should be mined and converted into public-utility uses; — 2, The vast possibilities open to people who will acquire and stock the idle lands with sheep, probably the only industrial indulgence of a profit that is approaching a 200 per cent. climax, and— 3, The conservation of the water of Savage river for at least two miles be low the present trans-Savage reser voir; the conversion of its fall into electrical power for its propulsion automatically over the Great Savage into the supply Equipment on this side —to the end that Frostburg may en joy a continuously fresh store of water amply adequate, winter and snmmer, to meet all possible needs. On all these propositions Mr. Mc- Mullen seemed fully advised, especi ally of the feasibility of automatic water propulsion over the mountain, in which he was sustained by Mr. Pollock, a competent electrician, as intimated in the outset —a proposition which would vastly increase the sup ply, with nearly all of the current heavy expenses eliminated. The wind w-as quite brisk, but the ride was exhilarating and instructive.