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HENRY F. COOK, Manager.
FROSTBURG, MD. - - JUNE 8, 1912
Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Coby and family
are in Atlantic City, N. J. for a ten
day sojourn.
Frank Jeffries, of Belt, Montana, is
here for several weeks with his parents
—Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Jeffries.
Miss Rose Kinney, of Elk Garden,
W. Va., is visiting Mr. and Mrs.
Patrick S. Brophy, on Wood street.
Mrs. Calvin Herring and daughter,
Miss Grace, of Mount Savage, were
guests of Frostburg friends Tues
Mr. and Mrs. D. Custer Moore, of
Franklin, Pa., are guests of Mr. and
Mrs. F. H. Schreiber, the latter a sister
of Mrs. Moore.
J. T. H. Paul, of Chicago, 111., was
a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Hitchins last Sunda3 r . Eooks well
and prosperous.
Miss Alberta Maj r er, daughter of ex-
Mayor and Mrs. Henry Mayer is vis
iting friends in Allentown and Me
chanicsburg, Pa.
Miss May Brophy, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. John S. Brophy, East Union
street, visited friends in Baltimore
during the week.
Master Richard G. Statler, of Cum
berland, is spending a week with his
grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Chaney,
No. 7 Charles street.
Henry Morgan, of Carlos, was in
town Wednesday on business. He is
one of the Georges Creek region’s
most substantial men.
Mrs. A. C. Stewart and daughter —
Miss Dorris, are guests of relatives in
Holliston, Mass., and will probably re
main during the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Kalbaugh and
two children, of Blaine, W. Va., were
guests of Frostburg and Grahamton
relatives last Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. Clara Hart, of this place, and
Mrs. Troxwell, of Cumberland, vis
ited Eonaconing in the interests of
the Order of Royal Neighbors of
America, Wednesday.
Mrs. Stella Milholland and child,
of Thomas, W. Va., and Miss Eulu
Elewellyn, of Cumberland, were guests
of Miss Cordelia Williams, Broadway,
several days this week.
Messrs. Owen Cooper Hitchins and
son—Eivingston, and Rudolph Por
talis, of New York City, were guests
of the Hitchins Brothers, on Frost
avenue, several days this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Frey and little
daughter, Mary, of Pittsburg, Pa.,
returned home on Thursday. Mr. and
Mrs. Frey were called here by the
illness of Mrs. J. N. Benson, Mrs.
Frey’s mother.
Miss Esther Crump, accompanied
by her friend, Miss Helen Schenck, of
Brooklyn, N. Y., are visiting Miss
Crump’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. James
E. Crump, Bowery street. Miss
Crump has been for a year taking a
course of training for professional
nurse in Seney Hospital, Brooklyn,
New York.
“Prof. A. W. DeWitt, one of Gar
rett county’s oldest and best equipped
teachers, whose family resides in
Frostburg, returned to Oakland on
Monday after several weeks spent at
his home, and we are glad to know
that he contemplates teaching in our
county again next winter,” says the
Oakland Journal.
There is a little tilt between the Cum
berland Times and News ambassa
dors in Eonaconing over the realty of
a street termed “Florida Way,” lib
erally interpreted “Floral Boule
It seems to be a Belt Eine on which
electric cars do not run, and lies be
A silk-mill spool
And Rockville school—
The finest double rhyme in the na
tional language of Never Seen.
P. S. —See the two terminal sylla
bles of each line.
Wool-Market Gossip.
The first wool sale of the season in
the Fort Benton (Montana) market
was at 18% cents, the 100,000-pound
clip of E. D. Pugsley being purchased
"at that figure by C. W. Morrison, rep
resenting Eecht, Eiebmann & Co., of
Boston. That represents a sale of
$18,250 —the entire clip to be shipped
to Boston, too.
If the country hereabout were util
ized for individual incomes like that,
and Frostburg had the factory facili
ties for converting the wool into cloth,
all the freight from Montana to Boston,
over 2,000 miles, could be saved.
After some speculation upon Wy
oming prices the Boston Commercial
Bulletin , returning to the Montana
field, says :
“The Murphy clip is reported se
cured by a Boston house which some
weeks ago was credited with contract
ing a total of nearly 1,000,000 pounds
in Fergus county. News despatches
quote the price paid as 19 cents, al
though this is undoubtedly more than
a cent too high, according to the best
information available.”
At 18 cents the clip would bring to
the growers of Fergus county SIBO,OOO
—a sum materially reduced, no doubt,
by the fact that the wool must be
shipped to Boston !
In the face of these facts and fig
ures, is Frostburg really going to do
anything in the way of developing
home industries?
Man Power and Coal Power.
Does any one realize the power of
coal as a worker? A man was set to
work to pump as hard as he could all
day, and at the end of 10 hours it was
found that he had done just as much
work as a little less than two ounces
of coal could do.
Taking all the energy put forth by
a hard working man during one whole
year, the same amount of force would
be furnished by 36 pounds of good
coal, or say 40 pounds of average
We produce six tons a head of popu
lation, and this contains the energy
of 336 men working for a whole year.
Of course even in our best engines
the greater part of the working energy
of coal is wasted. But even if only
one-tenth is turned to account, one
and a half cwt. of coal is equal to a
man working for three hundred days
of the year.
A horse can do as much work as 10
men, but one and a quarter pounds of
coal has as much working force as a
horse expends in one day. So that a
ton of coal, if we could use all its
force, would do as much work as six
horses working for a whole year.
Bargain for
Star Soap Wrappers
6 Dinner Plates or 6 Cups and Saucers or
3 Plates and 3 Cups and Saucers for Only
50 Star Soap Wrappers
Regular Value, 150 Wrappers. This is the best semi-por
celain ware, beautifully decorated in floral designs in color.
Can be obtained only by bringing Star Soap Wrappers to
Furniture and Undertaking. Embalming a Specialty. Frostburg, Md.
The Procter & Gamble Distributing Co.
A Historical Tinge.
W. E. G. Hitchins, Chairman of the
Committee on Home-Coming Finance,
told Thomas L. Popp, canvasser, that
two subscribers had already come in
and settled their subscriptions.
“Is that so?” laughed Popp. “Well,
I always was interested in the early
settlers of this town ! ”
Look Out!
The Cumberland American wants to
know, in effect, “whether a Cumber
land bank cannot do as well as the
Fidelity Savings Bank of Frostburg
in an offer for the deposit of county
And then, in fire-alarm tone, it yells—
“ Next thing we know the Mountain
City will be guarding the county’s
funds !”
Bad Boys.
Judge Bepler had eight boys before
him one evening this week charged
with petty thefts.
They were paroled for a year, each
required to report to the judge once a
month and make statement of his
Meanwhile, eight sound, substan
tial thrashings by dutiful parents
would have been a saving correction.
Honors to the Flag.
The exercises at Junior Order Park
to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon, 9th
inst., give promise of being interest
ing and impressive.
They will be conducted under the
auspices of the—
Knights of Pythias,
Knights of Malta,
Knights of the Golden Eagle,
P. O. S. of A.,-
Jr. O. U. A. M.,
Whose membership, combined, and
in company with many visiting mem
bers from varions sections of the
county, with James Coddington as
Chief Marshal, will “fall in line” at
2o’clock p. m., on Union street and,
led by the City Band, march behind
“Old Glory,” via Broadway, to the
Park, where the following program
will be rendered:
Melodies City Band
Invocation Rev. B. F. Bray
Song—“ Star Spangled Banner”
Glee Club, etc
Address Rev. D. H. Martin, D. D
Song —“Red, White and Blue”
Glee Club, etc
Address Rev. J. N. Beall, D. D
Song—“ America” Glee Glub, etc
Address Prof. William J. Heaps
Benediction Rev. Eewis George
It should be understood by all that
in the three assignments to the Glee
Club, that body will be assisted by a
trained chorus from Beall High School
under leadership of Prof. Richard
Prof. Heap’s reputation as a pa
triotic orator induces the committee
on program to ask the Journal to in
vite everybody to come and enjoy the
entire entertainment.
The committee also wants every
body to float the Stars and Stripes on
Flag-Daj 7 —Friday, June 14th.
Damages Wanted.
John P. Scalley, of Eckhart, has
filed a claim of $72 with the County
Commissioners for injuries incurred
by his son —Peter F. Scally, 15 years
About three months ago the boy was
severely burned about the face while
taking powder for blasting from a can,
and became unable to work.
He was in the employ of the Consol
idation Coal Company, and the claim
is filed under the provisions of the
Miners’ Relief Act.
The Attorney for the Board—Walter
C. Capper, has the claim under consid
Young History.
The latest published version is
“The Braddock stone was erected
about 1790 and was a mere milestone
on the road to advertise Capt. Smyth’s
Inn, 29 miles to the northwest.”
The last inscription, then, really
means this :
“Capt. Smyth’s Rights We Will De
That made his hotel a safe stopping
place. Not even the Indians—much
less the British, would attack a hotel
after learning that its “Rights We
Will Defend.”
It is an awful pity that the modern
iconoclast can’t be arrested.
His First Hat.
Walking along a few days ago in
front of the vacancy occasioned by
the “rasing” of the Engle building,
corner of Union and Uhl streets,
Thomas Humberston said to the Jour
nal —
“Right there is where I bought and
put on my first hat!”
Further talk brought out the fact
that this was about 80 years ago.
11 The house was both the residence
: and factory of Peter Uhl, a hatter,
who did a thrifty business.
He was the father of Mrs. Richard
, Beall, of this place, whom Mr. Hum
berston described as at that day “a
| spry, sprightly little girl.”
Tributes to the Flag.
The two Councils of the Junior
Order, Knights of Malta, two lodges
of Odd Fellows, Knights of the Golden
Eagle, and perhaps other Orders will
form in parade on Union street to
morrow (Sunday) at 2)4 p. m., and
march, via Broadway, to Jr. O. U. A.
M. Park.
Here eloquent addresses will be de
livered by Prof. William James Heaps,
of Baltimore, State Secretary of the
Patriotic Order Sons of America;
Rev. J. N. Beall, D. D., and Rev. D.
H. Martin, D. D., of this place, and
patriotic songs and music round out
the intermission periods.
At least 400 public-school pupils
will furnish chorus-work, and the
Frostburg City Band, Prof. Clyde H.
Reppert, director, will lead the pro
Up to date the occasion will prob
ably be the biggest in the Park’s
Coming Events.
A lawn fete will be held on the par
sonage grounds of Grace M. E. Church,
South, Tuesday evening, June 18th,
for the benefit of the Sunday School
Class “Hesser. ” Preparations for an
enjoyable evening are in progress.
A card addressed to “The Great
Paper,” bearing the message—“ Gree
tings from Dixie,” was received j’ester
day from Richmond, Va., signed—
“ Lloyd L. Shaffer.”
Word to the Police.
People living in the vicinity of the
State Normal School grounds report
that about ten boys loaf every even
ing within and around the campus of
the institution.
The same people believe this does
not look well, and that it is a habit
the town police should break up.
A Frost/mrger Was In It.
Elsewhere the Journal refers to
the battle ol Port Republic, fought
Monday, June 9, 1862.
It has since occurred that the late
Christian Eehr, of this place, a soldier
in Europe as well as in the Union
army of this countrjq used to tell the
editor hereof that “the strangle-hold
for victory at Port Republic was the
closest and fiercest of all my long
war experience. It couldn’t be worse,”
he continued, “when in the fight over
the possession of our battery of artil
lery, some of each side went so far as
to cut each other’s throats!”
It was the loss of this artillery that
compelled Shields to give up the fight.
When General Halleck again heard
of Jackson, about two weeks later,
the latter was behind McClellan’s
right wing at Richmond, with Mc-
Dowell, Fremont, Shields and Banks
—his late foes, nearly 200 miles away.
The Journal erred last week in the
statement that local Knights of Col
umbus had gone to Washington, D. C.,
to participate in the unveiling of the
i statue of Christopher Columbus.
The ceremony is due this (Satur
day) afternoon at 3 o’clock. It will
. be an impressive occasion.
i A Business Man Visits Washing
A business man went to Washington
. recently, and, becoming interested in
, the business side of the departments
. and bureaus, he learned a few facts
like these:
“1, That if a bureau’s supply of
. stationery runs out and its quarterly
limit of expenditures has already been
reached, there is no official alterna
tive but to allow clerks to warm their
chairs and be idle for as many days
I as the quarter may yet have to run.
, Buying stationery necessary to keep
' them at work would put the chief into
the penitentiary.
r “2, That if a department executive
finds a labor-saving device or system
which would at once make the labor
of a dozen clerks unnecessary (at a
saving of perhaps S3OO a week), he is
1 prohibited from action, at least until
I the next year. He is compelled by
, law to hire a specific number of clerks
at a specified salary, come what may.
1 “3, That, though an executive real
izes perfectly well that he might save
25 per cent, of his supply costs by pur
chasing a year’s supply, or more, at
the quantity rate familiar to all busi
l ness, he can not act to make the sav
r ing for the government, for he is com
, pelled bj' law to buy just enough for
, the current quarter—at the higher
- rate, of course ! ”
If this business man had been a
1 Frostburger, he could have come back
here and found out that it is the clear
t est of all follies to expect one of those
same bureaus to provide for the erec
: tion of a two-story building, both
, stories overground, when the bureau
idea is—build one underground, only
1 one over ground.
That is, build a two-story edifice,
i but make it look like a one-story
Two Auaiversaries.
Fifty years ago to-day the battle of
Cross Keys, Va., was fought, and to
morrow (Sunday) will be the fiftieth
anniversary of the battle of Port Re
public, considering the numbers en
gaged, one of the fiercest engage
ments of the Civil War.
The first of the two days
(Sunday) Gen. Jackson was forced
into battle by the aggressiveness of
Gen. Fremont.
After a protracted and indecisive
struggle he crossed the river and
rested during the night in the town of
Port Republic.
Next morning the Federal cavalry
captured the town, including the gen
eral—without knowing the latter, how
ever, until he had escaped.
A few hours later it was a hand-to
hand struggle with Shields on the
“Eewis farm,” and the result then
and there settled McClellan’s fate at
In short, had Shields defeated Jack
son, the latter could not have gone to
General Lee’s aid.
Fifty years ago! To-day Cross
Keys! To-morrow Port Republic!
Wonder how the events of those two
days at those two places are viewed
now by the many who died then and
A Prosperous Enterprise.
At the annual meeting of the Cum
berland and Western port Electric
Railway Company, held in Cumber
land Wednesday, officers and directors
were elected as follows :
President—Ferdinand Williams, qf
Secretary and Treasurer—D. Percy
Hartzell, of Cumberland.
Directors —H. E. Doherty, of New
York; R. H. Koch, of Pottsville, Pa.,
and John S. Brophy, of Frostburg.
The proceedings developed that the
road is a good thing. It not only
“meets its bonded interest but accu
mulates a surplus.” Moreover, “many
betterments have been made, and new
cars will be added to the service.”
It was not ascertained, apparently,
that out-of-town lots on the line sell
for $77 more than lots practically if
not really in town, but not on the line.
It is known, therefore, that the com
pany regards its line as “a great up
builder,” but it doesn’t want to up
build if it takes any missionary work
todo it. It just wants to “save” where
it has already “saved.”
The Cumberland American endorses
the project to establish another daily
newspaper in Cumberland the one
contemplated by Frank A. Munsey,
of the Baltimore News.
The American continues—
“ That this offers a particularly in
viting field for an up-to-date news
paper has long been our contention,
though repeated endeavors to interest
sufficient local capital to float the proj
ect have been unsuccessful. Now, it
looks as if Mr. Munsey will be the
one to reap the harvest. The wonder
is it has not been taken advantage of
The two Cumberland dailies, nomi
nally differing in politics, are equal
partners in practical ownership of the
county’s business.
And the way they have the people
fooled —all over the county, is no
credit to the people. Those two pa
pers are it, and there is nobody, es
pecially in office, to say them nay.
The American, being in Cumber
land, does not suffer like the two
weeklies outside, but if it feels the
impact which amounts to ostracism,
how must it be up here where, in one
instance, it is against the law to do
county advertising?
Flag Day.
The Elks Lodge, No. 470, of this
place, will meet in the Lodge Hall,
both to-morrow (Sunday, 9th inst.)
and next Friday, 14th inst. The first
meeting will be held at 2 p. m., pre
paratory to a visit to the cemeteries
to decorate the graves of deceased
members; the second at 8 p. m. to pay
tribute to the Flag. At this meeting
Adam E. Hitchins will be the orator
of the evening.
Over One Hundred Miles a Day.
The Lebanon, Pa., News , of Mon
day, 3d inst., says:
"Attorney and Mrs. G. H. Mo3’er,
with Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Schneider
and soi , Howard, of Palmyra, on
Saturday evening returned from a
motor trip to Frostburg and Cumber
land, Md., byway of Hagerstown,
covering 450 miles, in Mr. Moyer’s
DeTamble car. They left last Wed
“Thereby Hangs a Tale.”
It is strange that a people who
have a public-school system should
object to being governed as their an
cestors were, who could neither read
nor write Piedmont (W. Va .) Herald.
Which “ancestors” —those governed
by George 111, or those under George
Street Work.
Much of the broken-stone bed for
Frost avenue paving is laid, and within
a few days the brick will go down
with a rush. When finished, it will be
a beautiful highway.
The task of “leveling” Lapp’s Hill,
east end, will soon be done, and then
the dwellers along the way will lay
their sidewalks, especially on the lower
The Younger the Better.
Bloomfield, N. J., is about to cele
brate its first centenary. That is only
middle age, as civic records go in the
■ State New York World.
But “civic records” don’t count,
i unless very young.
i Evidently An Oversight.
William A. Gunter, known in the
“Us Fellers Club” as “Sherlock
Holmes,” told a new Pennsylvania
, editor recently—
“ The first number of your paper was
very good, but you made one bad break
' in it!”
“What was that?”
“Wiry you signed one of the con
tributed letters ‘Old Subscriber!’ ”
Property Suicide.
Massachusetts is to spend $5,000,000
: in five years on good roads, and any
• other State can do the same without
action by the National Government
• which would only take from them in
■ taxation what it gave back in road ex
• penditure.—New York World.
That is where towns make a mistake
. in voting down street improvement
: bonds.
All that an improvement honestly
: costs is handed right back to the town
■ in the enchancement of property
values thus acquired.
i It is generally the property-owners,
■ too, who make this mistake.
And when they raise rents on ten
, ants to make the latter pay for the ;
■ improvements, they throttle—not only
! the town, but themselves.
A Remarkable
Display of Practical Scholarship.
East Friday and Sunday were visi
tors’ days at Beall High School, and
over 600 patrons and friends of the
institution availed themselves of the
Faculty’s invitation to “come and
During the scholastic year just clos
ing the School has been, more than
ever, a social centre as well as study
headquarters for all of its many pupils.
Nearly every Friday afternoon the
doors intervening between depart
ments have been thrown open to one
or more classes, and the young folks,
chaperoned by a member of the
Faculty, have become better ac
Thus the social side is healthily de
veloped as well as the mental.
That Beall High School is doing ex
ceptionally good work is attested by
the pupils in the community. In fact,
wherever one sees progress in town
affairs he will note the young people
of the School manifesting practical
interest in the work.
The Journai, was one of the “600”
to make a tour of the School. Es
corted by a member of the courteous
Faculty, the first call was made upon
the sewing-room, an apartment fur
nished in a style which would delight
the heart of any housewife. It is
equipped with sewing-machines, work
tables and chairs—all of the latest de
sign and construction. Along the
walls were hung samples of pupil
handiwork, comprising dresses and
other articles of wearing apparel, all
equal to the best average of mantua
making achievement. This work was
done by the Seniors and Juniors of the
High-School and the Fifth, Sixth and
Seventh-Grade girls of the Grammar
School. Dresses made by Misses
Martha Yungerman and Elizabeth
Fischer, of the Grammar Department,
are truly remarkable pieces of needle
work for Fifth and Sixth-Grade pupils.
Of probably more scientific interest
is the display in the Physical Labora
tory, equipped with much valuable
apparatus for conducting experiments
in physical work. On the walls were
displayed geometric drawings, and
examples of penmanship—the latter
indicating clearly that in Beall High
School the legible, graceful use of the
pen is an art neither lost nor ignored.
The accompanying and yet superior
art of correct composition is also
shown in numerous examples equal to
college work. Drawings by Warren
Walker and penmanship by Miss
Idella Weisenborn were particularly
noticeable for excellence of execution.
A special feature of the Eighth-
Grade Department is seen in a splen
did Grade Library, comprising over
100 well-chosen books, purchased by
the pupils themselves. On the walls
here, too, were displayed specimens
of their acquirements in penmanship,
drawing and composition. A map
drawn by Miss Elizabeth Hitchins,
and design-work by Emory Layman
were particularly artistic.
In the Commercial Department the
outfit comprises all the appliances for
a modern office, and, from the char
acter of the work on display, one is
not surprised to learn that graduates
from this Department encounter lit
tle or no trouble in obtaining lucrative
The Carpenter Shop is a complete
Department. All the tools needful
are here, and the work done is re
markably excellent. Here are chairs,
desks, tables, etc., worthy of instal
ment in any home. A writing-desk,
made by Karl Ehm, and a chair
by Nicholas Metzger, are notably
superior pieces of work.
The kitchen is furnished with every
utensil necessary to the completeness
of an up-to-date cookery, and the girls
of this Department can prepare and
serve a meal of such quality and finish
as would surprise a chevalier chef.
Thus are the girls and boys of the
town fitted in this School to take use
ful places in life, truly meeting needs
that must arise in the community of
the opening future.
Across the hall from the kitchen is
one of the most completely-equipped
chemical laboratories in any State
school. None of its developments
can be hung upon the wall, but its
work is no less useful and profitable
in the end.
The School is conducted by —
Principal—Prof. Olin R. Rice.
Economic Science, Sewing and
Cooking—Miss Hazel Green.
Commercial Departmen t—Prof.
Frank A. Wolfhope.
English, Latin and German—Mrs.
Alice Kearsing.
Mathematics and Geometry—Miss
Katharine A. Porter.
Manual Training—Prof. Gustaf
Chemistry—Prof. David J. Arnold.
Eighth Grade—Miss Nellie V. Powell
Seventh Grade—Miss Aggie T.
Sixth Grade—Miss Eva Crump.
Fifth and Fourth Grades—Miss
Alpha Garrett.
Fourth Grade—Miss Emma Moody.
Fourth and Third Grades—Miss
Anna Hanson.
Third Grade —Miss C. T. Pendleton.
Second Grade—Miss Nan McCulloh.
First Grade—Miss May Simons.
Special—Miss Stella L. Hosken.
The enrolment exceeds 900 pupils, a
record whose keep imposes no small
task upon someone.
The Commencement will be held in
the Frostburg Opera House Tuesday
evening, next, 11th inst., program as
Music The Orchestra
“The Panama Canal” and
Salutatory Warren Walker
Chorus —“See Our Oars With
Feathered Spray” The School
“Our Public Schools”
Miss Kathleen Crowe
Vocal Solo Miss Susan Colborn
“Technical Education in the
High School” Lyall Crissman
Music The Orchestra
Address Mr. Albert A. Doub
Violin Solo Miss Marie Ehm
Award of Medals and Presentation
of Certificates The Principal
“High Cost of Living” and
Valedictory. Miss Idella Weisenborn
Music The Orchestra
Presentation of Diplomas
James W. Thomas,
President of the School Board
Music The Orchestra
Specially Assigned to Road-Work
O. E. Weller, Chairman of the State
Roads Commission, has assigned An
drew Ramsay, of Mt. Savage, to special
projection and oversight of State-aid
work on public roads in this portion of
the State.
Mr. Ramsay is one of the Commis
sioners—competent, able and willing
to give particular attention to one of
the most important of the public duties
of this era.
This Is Important.
Persons wishing-to entertain Visi
tors during Home-Coming Week
should let the Public Comfort and
Safety Committee know immediately
■ the number of guests they will be able
|to accommodate; also the prices. See
or ’phone at once W. H. DuNEEN,
Mount Savage Public School.
The Mount Savage Public School,
of which Prof. R. F. Chaney, of this
place, is Principal, closed yesterday a
very successful year.
The school held an entertainment
during the first week in May and
raised $65, which will be applied to
the purchase of books for the library,
which already contains over 450 well
selected volumes. It is the purpose
of the teachers to add the new volumes
early in the school year, which will
begin in September.
The closing feature of the year was
the annual picnic, held in Moss-Cot
tage Grove, Friday. This was a very
enjoyable occasion, attended by many
of the parents and also many of the
former pupils of the school.
The teachers during the past year
were Prof. R. F. Chaney, principal;
Misses Sarah Campbell, Margaret
Close and Winifred Greene—the two
latter, members of the same gradu
ating class of the Frostburg State
Normal School.
Tale of Two Cities.
Cutey Ward is back direct from
N’Yawk, where he certainly did dazzle
the natives of Brownsville and Wil
liamsburg.—Ellicott Citjr (Md.) Times.
Certainly is fierce the way that
N’Yawk town copies after Frostburg.
It seemed quite enough when it
named one of its streets “Broadway,”
but now it comes out that it calls its
main suburb “Brownsville.”
Advertising your business is mere
ly the common sense of letting the peo
ple know you are here to serve them.
Flag Day—Another Report.
The Journai, has been shown an
extract from Lichliter's History of the
Junior Order of United American Me
chanics, which varies somewhat from
the sketches contributed by Prof. S.
A. Baer, of the State Normal School
The History accords to Leroy N.
Van Horn, of Ohio, the honor of origi
nating “Flag Day. ” He was born in
Delaware county, Ohio, in 1842; was a
fiferforthe “Wide-Awake Clubs” dur
ing Lincoln’s first campaign for the
Presidency; enlisted as a musician in
the 18th Ohio Regiment of Infantry,
and after the war enjoyed the honor
of first bringing together the North
and South under the folds of “Old
Glory” at Chattanooga, Tenn., June
17, 1875.
On the same date, 12 years later, he
planned and led a great demonstration
in Douglas Park, Chicago, in com
memoration of the battle of Bunker
Hill, and used other occasions to im
press the children and foreign-born
people with patriotic respect for the
National emblem.
Lastly, he was the founder and first
President of the “American Flag-Day
Association, and in 1894 was instru
mental in having the Association in
corporated under the laws of Illinois,
and on the 14th of June of that year
200,000 pupils of the public schools of
Chicago helped him make the day
He died several years ago.
Card of Thanks

Eckhart, Md., May 30, 1912.
Through the Mining Journal we desire to
express our sincere thanks to all who sympa
thized with and assisted, us in our late sudden
and distressing bereavement.
And we want to use this occasion also to
deny a rumor current of the re-marriage of
our daughter to Edward Cordial on the latter’s
death-bed by Rev. J. S. Cuddy.
A sum of money found and will be
returned to rightful owner. Inquire
at Journai, office, state amount, de
nomination, when and where lost.
Round $2.00 Trip to
Round $2.50 Trip to
Special Train leaves Cumber
land at 7:00 a. m.
L,et Us Dry-Steam
Clean and. Press Your
Coat, Pants and
We do not drive the dirt into the lining of
the goods, but force it from the inside out.
• This process is strictly sanitary. It removes
all dirt, raises the nap, renders the garment
sterilized like new and not shrink a thread.
L Jadies 9 Coats, Jackets, Skirts, JKtc., rc
l ceive special attention .
Shall we call for your next package?
. A. S. BURTON, Proprietor.
L Notice of Application for Saloon License
: WHEREAS, The following named persons
have, in compliance with Chapter 140 of the
l Acts of the General Assembly of Maryland
for the year 1894, as amended by Chapter 415
J of the Acts of 1902, being Article 1, and as
1 amended by the Acts of 1904 and of the Acts of
1908, and of the Acts of 1910, Public Local
1 Laws of Allegany County, liled with the Clerk
1 of the Circuit Court for Allegany County,
J their Applications for Licenses to sell Spirit
-1 uous and Fermented Liquors at their places
of business in Allegany County as below
1 stated—
-1 monstrances against the issuance of Licenses
1 to said Applicants must be filed with the
undersigned within TWENTY DAYS after
the filing of the Applications.
1 J. W. YOUNG, Clerk.
DECKER, EDWARD J.—106 East Union street,
Frostburg. Residence, Frostburg, Md. Owner
of premises, Thomas G. Dillon.
1 47 East Union street, Frostburg. Residence,
1 Frostburg, Md. Owner of premises, George
f Stern.
CON LON, MARY —Wright’s Crossing, near
> Frostburg. Residence, Wright’s Crossing, near
[ Frostburg, Md. Owner of premises, Frank and
s Mary Conlon.
ARNONE, PIETRO —County Road leading from
Mt. Savage to Frostburg, about fifteen yards
’ from Paul Beltri’s store, Morantown. Resi
le dence, Frostburg, Md. Owner of premises,
Paul Beltri.
i CROWE. GEORGE—I 37 East Union street,
Frostburg. Residence, Frostburg, Md. Owner
of premises, George Lucas,
GIRLS WANTED—IB years and over. Good
wages. Regular employment.
Cumberland, Md,
Sanitary Plumbers
Heating Engineers
C. & P. Telephone
Sewing Machine Supplies
Repairing tx Specialty
All Work Guaranteed or Money He fa tided
Singer Sewing Machine Co.
141 East Union Street, Frostburg, Md.
Sewing Machines and Supplies
Machines sold on easy payments and liberal
allowances for old machines taken in exchange
11. B. MARTIN, Agent
J You Know Us J
{ “Tel! It To The Neighbors” \
t makes a specialty of i
j and will pay freight on all j)
l goods one way. i
meyersdale, penna.
60 E. Union Street
This is the year you should fix up
your cemetery lot for Home-Coming
Week. Your friends will be here to
see it. Orders from former Erost
burgers, who have friends buried here,
will be given the best attention. Don’t
buy from agents of other firms. Their
commission is added to the price of
the work.
Let Us Make You
for that building you
are thinking of put
ting up. They cost
you nothing unless
you build
Rooms 9-10 Citizens National Bank Bldg.
Valuable Real Estate
The undersigned executors of the estate of
Andrew J. Willison will, on—
Saturday, June 22,1912
In front of the GLADSTONE HOTEL in Frost
burg, Maryland, offer for sale at Public Auction
the following properties belonging to the estate
of the said Andrew J. Willison, and situated in
the town of Frostburg, namely:
1. All that Lot of Ground improved by a Frame
Dwelling-House of five rooms, known as No.
50 Mill Street, in Willison’s Addition.
2. All that Lot of Ground improved by a five
room Frame Dwelling-House, known as No.
87 Green Street.
3. All that Lot of Ground improved by a five
room Frame Dwelling-House, known as No.
26 McCulloh Street, in McCulloh’s Addition.
4. All that Lot of Ground improved by a five
room Dwelling-House, known as No. 38 Mc-
Culloh Street, in McCulloh’s Addition.
5. All that Lot of Ground improved by a six
room Dwelling-House, known as No. 30 Mc-
Culloh Street, in McCulloh’s Addition.
TERMS OF SALE. —One third cash; one third
in six months, and orte third in twelve months,
the deferred payments to bear interest from day
of sale : or all cash as the purchaser may desire.
Notice to Contractors
Sealed proposals for Grading and Paving about
eight hundred and twenty (820) feet of Street will
be received by the Street Committee, of Frost
burg, Md., at the Office of the Town Clerk on or
before 2 o’clock p. m.—
Friday, June 14, 1912
All work to be done in accordance with the
plans and specifications which are now on file at
lhe oflice.of William Harvey, Town Engineer.
All bids to be on the blank forms as furnished by
the Town Engineer, and give prices proposed in
both words and figures, be signed by the bidder,
with full name and address, and endorsed “Pro
posals for Grading and Paving Beall Street.”
Each bid must be accompanied by a properly
certified check for one hundred dollars ($100)
payable to the order of “The Mayor and Council
men of Frostburg,” which will be returned to the
bidder, unless forfeited as hereinafter provided,
and no bid will be considered which is not ac
companied by such check
A bond will be required for the faithful per
formance of the contract in such sum as shall be
fixed by the Mayor and Councilmen after bids
are opened, said sum to be not less than one-half
(A) nor more than the whole amount of the con
tract, and bond placed with some good and relia
ble Maryland surety and bonding company, satis
factory to the Mayor and Councilmen.
The contract must be signed and bond furnished
within five days after the date of notification by
the Mayor and Councilmen of the acceptance of
the bid, and in case of failure of the bidder
after notification, to execute the contract and
furnish the bond within said time, the proposal
will be considered as having been abandoned and
the certified check accompanying the bid shall be
forfeited to the Mayor and Councilmen as liqui
dated damages for such ’failure, and all other
checks shall be returned to the unsuccessful
The Mayor and Councilmen reserve the right
to reject any and all bids.
Street Committee.

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