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J. BENSON ODER, Editor. FORTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 30 “God, Our Country and Our Order” WASHINGTON CAMP, No. 41 Patriotic Order Sons of America MEETS EVERY MONDAY EVENING IN WITTIG’S HALL Visiting Members Always Welcome John W. DeVore Jack S. Crow President Secretary “HELLO, BILL!” Fnostburg Lodge, 80. 470 B. P. 0. 5. Meets every Tuesday evening at 8 o’clock ELEANOR BUILDING Visiting Brothers Invited Rooms Always Open H. G. EVANS & CO. THE UP-TO-DATE Livery, Feed and Sale Stable GOOD TBAMS Hauling of All Kinds Open Day and Night Special Attention Given to Funerals and Weddings. Phone 304 HUNTER & SON FIRST-CLASS LIVERY All kinds of FEED for sale General Hauling a Specialty Corner Mechanic and Water Street FROSTBURG, MD. MILTON W. RACE Livery and Saies Stables Horses for sale at all times at all prices and guaranteed as represented. Mechanic and Maple Streets. C. & P. Telephone FROSTBURG, MD. RANKIN BROTHERS TRANSFER “We Deliver the Goods” WATER STREET A. P. HOEY The Tonsorial Artist 13 1 E. UNION ST. FIRST-CLASS WORK GUARANTEED Hair-Cutting Shaving Shampooing Face Massage And all other Tonsorial Treatments given to my customers in the most up-to-date, refresh ing and comfortable style.' CHRIS. VOGTMAN 72 East Union Street HENRY J. BOETTNER Fine Groceries Provisions Hay and Feed Phone ioo-i 197 E. Union St. J. C. WILSON & SON FANCY AND STAPLE GROCERIES Fruits. Vegetables and Country Produce Fresh Pish and Oysters in Season Fine Cigars and Tobacco 119 E. Union St. Frostburg, Md. EDWARD DAVIS & GO. DEALERS in Staple and Fancy Groceries Country Produce, Queensware, etc. Union Street FROSTBURG, MD. A. SPITZNAS Fancy and Staple Groceries 9 BROADWAY Just a few steps from Union Street, but it will pay you to come. GRIFFITH BROTHERS dealers in Groceries, Provisions, Flour Feed, Etc. Corner Union and Water Streets FROSTBURG, MD. “GOOD THINGS TO EAT” C. F. BETZ GROCER FROSTBURG MARYLAND THE CORNER GROCERY Buy SLEEPY EYE FLOUR And get a Set of Silver Spoons Special Grocery offer on cash orders of $5.00 or more. “See us first.” MORGAN BROS., 72 Broadway KIGHT BROTHERS BRORDWAY GROCERIES PROVISIONS HAY AMD FEED MINERS’ SUPPLIES PHONE P. F. CARROLL THE BOWERY GROCER General Merchandise Fancy Groceries, Country Produce Corner Rowery and Loo Streets FROSTBURG, 7UYED. W. 11. ANGWIN Staple and Fancy Groceries 10 East Loo Street FROSTBURG, MD. Phone 130-4 Telephone Orders Promptly Delivered. Phone 20-1 Room 1 BERNfiDCTTE RURRU Ceadigi? Public s t:e 9 o( ? ra P t Wittig Building FROSTBURG MARYLAND MRS. MARY JOHNS Restaurant and Ice-Cream Parlor I 68 P. UNION STREET Ice-Cream sent out in all designs Meals and Lunches at all lionrs Parties, Pails and Lodges furnished JOE McGRAW Soft Drinks and Lunches Cigars, Tobacco and Confectionery 155 E. Union St. Frostburg, Md. 5 Chairs 5 Barbers PALMER BROTHERS Tonsorial Parlor A Specialty of Massage and Hair Cutting 159 East Union Street B. J. PALMER, Manager W. <;. HILLER The Reliable Tailor 10 W. UNION ST. Order your Suit for Summer now and avoid the rush. GEO. R. GUNTER Clothing and Furnishings For Men and Boys Hotel Gladstone Building 9W. Union St. Frostburg, Md. A. CHAS. STEWART “Home of Good Clothing” Citizens Bank Building KYLUS & GROSS MODERN TAILORS WILL FIT YOTJ 88J£ East Union Street ALL MEft’S CLOTHING MADE TO ORDER AND Guaranteed to Fit or No Sale! Other work in Tailoring done on same satis factory conditions. Whether you come early or late in the season we will try to please you. GEORGE D. HAMILL, Sr. Phone 20-1 Wittig Building W. C. NOEL & CO. Fire, Health and Accident Insurance Bonds, Business Brokers 15 E. Union St. Frostburg, Md. J. S. METZGER & SON General Eire Insurance 19 East Union Street FROSTBURG-, MARYLAND Reliable Fire Insurance Companies REPRESENTED BY ULYSSES HANNA General Insurance Bonding Fire Offices—Citizens National Bank and Opposite Postofiice. D. A. BENSON, Agent. HOCKING & HOMING Fire Insurance Agents Frostburg, Md. Before buying Fife Insurance consult Arthur T. Johnson Manager of The Metropolitan Life Ins. Co. Room 7 Shea Building JAS. D. WILLIAMS THE OLD RELIABLE Boot and Shoe Maker East Union Street Invites a call from all friends-- old and new FIFTY YEARS IN BUSINESS HENRY N. SCHNEIDER Shoe and Hat Emporium 97 East Union Street M. & W. RODDA Shoes Rubbers Slippers REPAIRING NEATLY DONE 93 Bowery Street GILBERT STUDIO E. Union St. Moderate Price Pivot os Post Cards Picture Framing Picture Pi nisli in g J eweler and Scientific; Optician FROSTBURG, MD. FROSTBURG, MD., SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 1912. HUOH JSPEIR FRESH AND SMOKED MEATS 13 BROADWAY HARTIGBROS. ALL KINDS OF Fresh and Smoked Meats ON HAND DAILY 30 Broadway Frostburg, Md. William Engle James Engle ENGLE MEAT MARKET Dealers in Live and Dressed Meats Butter and Eggs Poultry in Season - 66 E. Union St. 19 W. Union St. WILLIAM HARVEY Civil and Mining Engineer i COUNTY SURVEYOR FROSTBURG MARYLAND CHAS. G. WATSON ATTORNEY AT LAW Pearce Building Frostburg Maryland CLAYTON PURNELL Attorney at Law Shea Building FROSTBURG, MARYLAND J. W. SHEA THE OLDEST DRUGGIST IN FROSTBURG Eastman Kodaks Huyler’s Candies • Paints Glass Wall-Paper WALTER T. LAYMAN 28 W. Union St. Opp. Postoffice FROSTBURG, MD. Roofing and Spouting All kinds of Hand-Made Tinware Stove Pipe and Elbows Phone 25-4 Dr. G. Elwood JUmacost Dentigt C. & P. Phone 1 7% West Union Street FROSTBURG MARYLAND 1893 ESTKBLISH6D 1912 Dr. I. L. RITTER, DENTIST, 19 Broadway, fJ7] Frostburg, Md. Dr. J. M. PORTER, DENTIST First National Bank Building Broadway Entrance Phone 20-3 T Alex DAVIS BROS. Jas S smoKe House Domestic and. Key West Cigars Egyptian and Turkish Cigarettes Meerschaum and Briar Pi pes Post Cards Pure-Food Chocolates Smokers’ Articles a Specialty 20 W. Union St. End of Street Car Line J. JOHNSON l SON Contractors and Builders AGENCY FOR CAREY ROOFiNC WILLISON BROS. MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN Rough and Dressed Lumber Sashes Doors Laths Shingles Slate Rubber Roofing Wall Plaster Etc. FROSTBURG, MD. JAMES SKEADOS Manufacturer of and dealer in Confectioner}} and Ice-Creain Dealer in Foreign and Domestic Fruits, Nuts, Etc. FROSTBURG, MD. G. DUD HOCKING Notary Public i . OFFICE Fidelity Savings Bank , Model Lice Spray, Quart Can, 35 cents. FOR SAFE BY T. L. POPP, Dealer in Poultry Supplies, FROSTBURG-, MD. CAMPBELL’S Fm /hiHilary 73 £ast GIQiOQ St. PRINCESS POPPY The New Hat that is the rage just now, but for GIRLS who look so bewitching in the I larger Hats and will not have any other style : we have quite a large stock of those in black i and colors. We are now ready to serve the trade. Mrs- O’Rourke. AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER. 1882-19X2 THIRTY YEARS AGO The items below were current during the week ending April 29, 1882: I Somebody “busted into” the cellar of a saloon on Broadwaj 7 , turned the - spigot of a whiskey barrel, and next morning the proprietor found the cel lar flooded with what he at first thought was water. Some trouble arose between the , Post-Office Department and the Post > I Master at Vale Summit, and it was feared the town would lose the office. Messrs. Thomas Hill, Enoch Clise, ■ C. H. Walker, George Hammond, 3 Alfred Cline and Thomas Morris, ap pointed a Committee by Thoburn Post, No. 71, G. A. R., began arrange ments for the decoration of soldiers’ . graves. The Post was instituted in September, 1881, and the decoration of May 30, 1882, was the first time that function was observed in Frost -1 burg. Richard Hawkins, of this place, caught a bass weighing 5 pounds and 2 ounces, and measuring 22 inches long, while fishing in the Potomac. Cumberland people much excited over the good work done by a female missionary. Only the courthouse bar seemed to be immune from conversion. Warren Delano, jr., retired from the office of superintendent of the Union Mining Company, James Mackie suc ceeding. The change consolidated the two offices of president and super intendent—headquarters in Mt. Sav age. A large stone, shaped like a coffin, was found in Borden Mines. Many believed it had been a coffin and be come petrified. Mr. and Mrs. James Tennant, of Borden Shaft, lost by death an infant daughter—Jessie Mclntauch, Fridaj 7 , April 21, 1882. Henrietta Abel, colored, wife of Daniel Abel, died Friday, April 21, 1882, aged 44 years. Walking-matches all the rage, even ' ! among the boys. Bartley Pagan held a house-warm ing in his new residence at Vale Sum mit and, despite unfavorable weather, all his guests certified to “a fine , j time.” Dear Old “Home, Sweet Home !” The sun is sinking in the west, , And by the fire here all alone, I think of things I love the best— Of all my friends at “Home, Sweet Home.” How swiftly time goes fleeting by— To me it seems but yesterday ; “Good-byes” were said by friends and I; — Since then am many miles away. Yet my thoughts stray always there— I wonder—what they are doing ? Whether at home or elsewhere— Through all my cares pursuing. ■ How anxious ev’ry day I wait To hear of news from home ! | How disappointed, as by the gate, The mail-man goes and leaves none. Each and ev’ry Monday morning The Mining Journal does appear; The mail-man’s footstep gives the warning That interesting news is here. ! I certainly do that news devour, Always wishing there was more ; I could read it by the hour; — May Journal find new friends galore ! Next August wont we all be glad, When we to Frostburg go ? The Home-Coming will not be sad, For the Mining Journal says so. When Mr. Oder does a promise give, So I have always found, To it he always tries to live, No matter on what ground. 1 know there is more than one surprise In store for us when we go home; We’ll open wide, astonished eyes, When to us these sightly things are shown ! Come, every person, young and old, Who can call this place his home ! These invitations, good as gold, And true as “Braddock’s Stone !” In any land, on any sea, No matter where we roam, Frostburg, Maryland, will ever be Our dear old “Home, Sweet Home !” Henrietta Engle. Akron, Ohio. i Heard in the Growing End. A Federal Hill man happened to stop on the corner of Union and Grant streets Monday and unintentionally au • j dited the following colloquy between two waiting for an electric car, one wanting to go to Shaft, the other to Eckhart: Aunt Jemima—“l hope that your political convictions uphold the dig nity of our sex, Katie, and that you believe that every woman should have the right to vote.” Kate—“l don’t go quite so far as that, auntie; but I do really and truly believe that every woman should own a voter!” Second Spray for Fruit Trees. Now that the season is passed for dormant spraying, fruit-growers should prepare for the treatments that improve the fruit. Apple-trees should be sprayed just as the blossoms fall with concentrated lime-sulphur mixture, diluted one gal lon to forty of water, to which should be added 2 pounds of arsenate of lead to 50 gallons of spray, to prevent in jury from codling moth and various diseases. Peach and plum-trees should be sprayed just as the calyxes or shucks are falling, with a solution made by using 2 pounds of arsenate of lead and 2 pounds of lime to 50 gallons of water. Tomato plants should be sprayed in the bed when they have their third leaf, with Bordeaux mixture, 4-5-50 formula, and 2 pounds lead, to pre ■ vent leaf-blight and lessen attack from flea-beetles, etc. All persons interested in these treat ; ments should write at once to the ! Maryland Experiment Station, College : Park, Md., for bulletin No. 164, now readv for distribution. Thomas B. Symons, State Entomologist. Thomas Brown, re-appointed State : Mine Inspector, qualified for that 1 office. Fires on Dan’s Mountain attributed t to sparks from the new railroad loco motives. : A. J. Clark, superintendent of the ' American Coal Company, Eonaconing, ’ reported as recovering from serious ■ illness. ' John I. Davenport appeared sudden ' ly in Cumberland—in quest, it was be ' lieved, of people implicated in “The 1 Morey Letter Forgery,” one of whom ’ exploited himself as “Robert Eindsay, of Allegany County.” 1 Hon. William Kilgour, of Rockville, . this State, was the guest of Mrs. A. . M. Devecmon Sunday, April 23d. Glissan T. Porter removed to Graf ton, W. Va., to practise law. Many improvements reported—both 1 in Frostburg and Eckhart. A man named Daniel Smalley was over-run and killed by a train on the B. & O. R., near Salisbury, Pa., Saturday, April 22d. It was believed that he at one time lived in Eckhart. : ' Mrs. Margaret Steyer, living on Broadway, lost a dozen fine chickens, stolen during the night of Tuesday, April 25th. Several extracts from an 1882-boy’s composition, read in school. (He is now 42 years old.) “The Advantages of Being a Boy:” “A boy is generally born when he is very young. “He is not so skittish as a girl. “He has 10 times more cheek than a girl when it comes to owning up to mischief. “Girls are a great deal of trouble to their parents, who have to keep them until some boy falls in love with and marries them. “•Not so with boys—they take care of horses, build houses or work in the mine. “For exercise all that girls can do is dress dolls, curl their own hair and crochet, while the boys can put up some job to fool the teacher in order to snook away and play base-ball. “Hurrah for the boys!” My Dark-Eyed Mother. Dear mother of mine, tho’ the years have been speeding Since we carried you out to your grave on the hill, Yet your counsel and love to-day we are needing, And we long for a glimpse of your tender smile still. The warm April sun in the evening was sinking As you summoned your children about your sick bed ; How shyly we came—half in awe, little thinking That ere morning had dawned you would be with the dead. Mother of mine, I still see the deep yearning In your beautiful eyes as your children drew nigh ; The farewell you spoke in my heart is yet burning : “Good-bye, little girls ! O, dear children, good-bye !” For the Master your life you had always been spending; You taught us the meaning of Patience and Love, And now you would leave us, your young life was ending On earth—to continue through ages above. We laid you to rest by the sweet smelling flowers, And the years since passed have been more than a score, Yet the prayers that we heard at your knee are still ours, And the thought of your goodness abides evermore. Rest, dark-ejmd mother, the flowers above you Are crooning their lullabies there where you sleep; Our lives feel a void to be left here without j'ou, Yet your memory fresh in each heart we will keep. Sara Roberta Getty. One Failing. O, woman, you are charming, And poets long have sung Their sweetest verses to you In every written tongue ; But never one has ever Told why it is that you Will always leave a street-car .ot dne gnorW Accidents. ’ Thomas Kelly, miner, of this place, was hurt in Ocean No. 1, of Consoli dation Coal Company, last Saturday. His injuries, though severe, are not serious. He is at his home, on Welsh Hill. 8.-B. The Hardest Job. Of all the nine positions the pitcher gets most praise for effective work. But what would skillful pitching amount to without unfailing catching? Each of the three bases furnishes 1 opportunities for responsible, skillful, ; brainy work, and short-stop no less, but the hardest-worked artist in the : game is the catcher. Yet he is rarely given more than ' mechanical credit. All—nearly all, usually goes to the pitcher. By the way, a Frostburg baseball 1 authority told the Journal the other day that the greatest problem con fronting the organization of a team 1 for this year is securing a catcher to match three good pitchers. Don’t Kill the Birds. “Some farmers wail,” said one of 1 that guild recently, “because the robins and cat-birds eat cherries. “Now, I have noticed that with all their eating the birds only eat a small ■ share. “I have several cherry trees, and let the robins eat all they want. “If a share of my cherries will coax them to build and rear their young in my orchard, acting as bug-police meanwhile, I am the winner.” What Is Doing Here. A large fountain has been installed by the ladies of the Civic Club in the open space near the Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Station at Eonaconing. There is space enough for a dozen horses to drink at one time, besides a bowl for dogs, while pure, cold water comes Irom two lion i heads at the top. I- A Direct Answer. e The Journal omitted stating last ’ week that on the trip up the Pike s with D. F. McMullen the great papei asked a farmer— “ Why are all the idle lands here - about unavailable forsheep-farming?” e Quick as thought he replied— -1 “Because people think more of dogs , than they do of sheep!” Professional. Miss Nell Turner, of Cumberland, organist-elect of First M. E. Church, filled her office last Sunday morning and evening very acceptably to the large congregations present. 1 -*■ The Weather. s A California astronomer discovered 2 a great sun-spot about a month ago, , and saw it again one day last week. 1 He says “sun-spots are infallible in . dicators of the coming of storms.” The next due on the Pacific Coast are 1 billed for April 19 to 22d, and 25th to ’ 29th, which fixes them about 3 days ’ later for the Eastern States. 3 Good Advice. “ Always saj 7 the good word about 5 your own town, about its people and its enterprises. Have faith in your ’ community and be always ready to lend a hand in pushing forward its j best interests. Uphold law and order; keep your own troubles to yourself, but be quick to speak the word of encour agement. In short, be a good citizen. l —Emmitsburg (Md.) Chronicle. 1 Died. 2 At the family home in Carlos Satur -2 day, April 13, 1912, an infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stevenson, 1 aged 6 months. 3 At the family home, Linden street, r Monday evening, April 15, 1912, of tuberculosis, Miss Clara B. Richard son, aged 23 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Richardson. ; Miss Clara had been ill sometime, but a few weeks ago her trouble took a critical turn, terminating in death. With her parents four sisters and two brothers are bereaved —Mrs. Benjamin Yates, Fayette, Pa.; Mrs. Hilleary Lancaster, Mrs. William T. Lewis, Mrs. John Jacobs and Messrs. Jacob and Thomas Richardson, of this place and vicinity. Funeral Thursday afternoon at the family residence, Rev. D. H. Martin officiating. John Edward, infant son of William H. H. Crump, of Youngstown, Ohio, died in that city last Saturday and body interred in McEuckie cemetery Tuesday. The little one’s mother —a sister of Mrs. John E. Jones, of this place, died sometime ago. The father is a son of Owen Crump, of Spring street. At the home of her parents Sunday, April 14, 1912, Gertrude, aged 9 years, 5 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar, A. Drew, of Midlothian. Funeral at the family residence Tuesday, Rev. F. M. C. Bedell conducting the services. The New St. Cloud Hotel. Completely cleansed, newly papered, painted and furnished all through, the St. Cloud Hotel is open for business again under new auspices. 5 Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Decker have oc cupied the house and commenced en tertaining guests with a determination to leave nothing undone to give satis faction to the most exacting. All phases of modern hotel life have r been provided for—so much so that Mr. Decker expects an early restora tion of the St. Cloud’s long-time glow ing prestige. Located nearest to the two railroad stations, and directly on the electric road, its location is all that can be de sired. In time, too, Mr. Decker, a “just judge,” will become known as a most , amiable landlord. At least, he says he is going to fill the office to the best of his ability. Building Growth. The Journal referred briefly last week to the new house underway on the “Johnson Farm,” west of town, by Samuel B. Johnson. It has been since ascertained that it is to be a bungalow of the latest design, build, and equipment. For many of the furnishings and incidentals Mr. John son went east upon a purchasing tour early this week. Probably a Good Thiug. J Henry Fresh, of this place, has ap . plied for a patent upon a worm-geared t hand-brake, a device for use upon 1 electric., steam and tramway cars— one which much more enhances the force applied than that of any now in use. Mr. Fresh is a mechanical ex pert, and those who know his talent in that line believe that his claims for r his invention are well founded. I Sample Locals. 5 Fred. Durr reports that Mr. Pink Whiskers told him that the first car over the Pocahontas line from Frost -5 burg to Meyersdale is already one year late. 1 At Burdockburg the last magic lantern show presented a picture of 2 Niagara Falls at rest. A professor in a low school the other I side of Cranberry Swamp explained to r his class in philosophy that the reason " lead is so heavy is—there is so much 1 of it in one piece. 3 The Eckhart Philosopher says “det a fiddler vat know mae say hae goin’ to settle down —not oop, bay yeminy, an try to mak som money for New f Jear’s holiday. Hae veil begin savin ; baj 7 playing only on two strings when, bay yeminy, hae haf to play for Yem 1 Ratigan an odder dancin fallers met -1 out pay.” Col. Whoop Koffkutter, of Bully -1 gany, contemplates going into buying and selling potatoes. His theory is— -1 if you can buy potatoes at 74 cents a 1 bushel and sell them at $2.25 a barrel, ; there is money in the business —if you can get out of buying the barrel. HENRY F. COOK, Manager. WHOLE NUMBER 2,115 True Story. I An uptown citizen asked the editor ; hereof the other day to “fetch me an l extra copy of the Journai, next time : you come up.” i “Didn’t you get yours this week?” : asked the Journai.. : “O, yes, it came all right; but two i other families have to read it, you know, and this week we couldn’t get it back, and there is a piece in there about the girl evangelist that I want to clip and keep.” : It is just possible that one of the ; “two other families” wanted to pre ; serve the same sketch, but the ques tion arises—would “the girl evangel ' ist” approve the keep of a clip from a ' newspaper belonging to a neighbor? According to the gospel as she ; prekches it, there should be neither borrowing nor lending of anything that one should own for himself. Hence, the head of every family in Frostburg who borrows the Journai. should become a subscriber. Only $1 a year, and now is the time! Married. In St. Michael’s Church Wednesday, April 17, 1912, by Rev. J. S. Cuddy, Miss Anna Cecelia Rooney to Mr. Charles Henry Lyon, both of this place. The attendants were Miss . Bernadette Rooney, sister of the bride, and Mr. J. M. Harvey. A sumptuous wedding breakfast followed at the , home of the bride’s parents—Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Rooney, Spring street. The groom is a prospering son of Mr. and Mrs. William Lyon, of Bowery street. Both are social favorites in a large circle, and friends are glad to know they will remain residents of Frostburg. At the parsonage of Mt. Zion Welsh Baptist Church, by Rev. L. George, pastor, Wednesday evening, April 10, 1912, Miss Hannah Lloyd to Mr. Walter Powell, both of this place. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph James, of Bowery street, attended the paii-. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lloyd; the groom a son of David R. Powell, all of Welsh Hill. Btffh are substantial young people, with a bright prospect of a happy, successful life. How It Happened. In the Post-Office Tuesday morning the Journai, received and read the huge top line in the Baltimore Even ing Sun— “ All Titanic Passengers Are Safe!” Then it was shown to others, and all were glad. Later another copy of the Evening Sun came through the box. Top line: “Virginian Failed to Save Any!” Then all were disappointed” ' and grieved. . . y Both Monday’s and Tuesday’s Even ing Sun came in the same mail —the first a day late, but, without thinking to look at the date,-' was accepted as the latest. Perhaps the mail-carriers have a good deal to do, but no Baltimore paper should reach Frostburg after a 36-hour tour. Signs of Spring. Three martins arrived and began house-keeping two weeks ago in the wood and marble mansions provided by the First National Bank. Last Monday several more came in and about this time, it is believed, all four houses are occupied. Primary Day. Monday, May, 6th, will be a lively day if indications go not awry. The Roosevelt vs. Taft compaign, already “on,” will reach its climax that day, and both sides show vim. The Roosevelt candidates for dele gates to the State Convention are— Cumberland—Capt. J. Philip Roman, Thomas B. Lashley and Charles A. Spring. Eckhart —Simeon H. Duckworth. Lonaconing—Andrew M. Smith. Frostburg—Otto Hohing. Western port—J. Frank Forester. The Taft candidates are — Cumberland —Ernest L. Stover, Thomas L. Myers and Robert W. Mc- Michasl. Lonaconing—William A. Atkinson. Westernport—Matthew Dowling. Frostburg—Edgar N. Michael. Borden Shaft—Charles Brimlow. Compromise. Last fall during the heat of the cam paign for county officers the Lonacon ing Advocate published an article which Capt. J. Philip Roman regarded, treated and prosecuted as libelous. Suit was entered, pressed, and Mon day compromised to the apparent satisfaction of all concerned—much the best outcome. The Advocate com pany has to pay S3SO for its error. Town Council. A special meeting was held Monday evening preliminary to “the final” of May 6th, in order to expedite the close of the year’s business. The proceedings, therefore, were for the most part routine. The exceptions consisted of— 1, The presentation of a petition by residents of East Union street for a brick street-bed from Bowery street intersection to the eastern limit, and—■ 2, The offer of an Ordinance by The Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company detailing the privileges the company wants. The east end pavement petitioners ask for the benefit of the cost of the 1 14-foot macadam built by the State on the National Pike; that Mayor and Council negotiate with the Electric Road Company concerning the com , pany’s share of the cost, and to estab lish a grade low as possible for the benefit of south-side property-owners. The petition was favorably received, but action postponed until the regular meeting in May. The proposed Ordinance cancels all the conditions under which the pre decessors of the C. & P. operated and by implication wipes out all the privileges which the town enjoyed under the former.telephone regime. It offers, however, to allow the town the use of its poles to carry the wires of any fire-alarm or police-telegraph system that the town may establish, ' and so on. In short, the telephone company 1 wants a pretty free hand to do every thing that seems good for the tele- I phone company. . | The Ordinance was laid over for consideration by the Mayor and Coun . ; cil at the first meeting under the new administration.