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J. BENSON ODER, Editor. FORTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. .37. “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!” Frogtburg Lodge, Ho. 470 B. P. 0. S. Meets every Tuesday evening at 8 o’clock ELERNOR BUILDING Visiting Brothers Invited Booms Always Open H. G. EVANS & CO. the up-to-date Livery, Feed and Sale Stable GOOD TEAMS 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 Sales 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! E. UNION ST. FIRST-CLASS WORK GUARANTEED About your Hair Cuts, Shaves, Massage, Sham pooing, Hair Singeing and Tonic Rubs. < He will do them right. 5 Chairs 5 Barbers PALMER BROTHERS Tonsorial Parlor A Specialty of Massage and Hair Cutting 159 East Union Street B. J. PALMER, Manager 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 Fish and Oysters in Season Fine Cigars and Tobacco 14!) E. Union St. Frostburg, Md. EDWARD DAVIS & CO. DEALERS IN Staple and Fancy Groceries Country Produce, Queensware, etc. Union Street FROSTBURG, MD. A. SIMTZNAS Fancy and Staple Groceries !) 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.” HORGAN BROS., 72 Broadway RIGHT BROTHERS 45 BRGRDWRY GROCERIES PROVISIONS HAY AND FEED MINERS’ SUPPLIES IPHONE P. F. CARROLILi THE BOWERY GROCER General Merchandise Fancy Groceries, Country Produce Corner Rower 1/ and Loo Streets FROSTBURG, TKD. W. 11. ANGWIN Staple and Fancy Groceries 10 East Loo Street FROSTBURG, MD. Phone 145-F Telephone Orders Promptly Delivered. MRS. MARY JOHNS Restaurant and Ice-Cream Parlor 68 F. UNION STREET Ice-Cream sent out in all designs Meals and Lunches at all hours Parties, Balls and Lodges furnished JOE McGRAW Soft Drinks and Lunches Cigars, Tobacco and Confectionery 155 E. Union St. Frostburg, Md. Phone 20-1 Room 1 BERNADETTE RAFFERTY Leading Public Stenographer Wittig Building FROSTBURG MARYLAND W. G. HILLER The Reliable Tailor 10 W. UNION ST. Order your Suit for Summer now and avoid the rush. GEO. H. GUNTER Clothing and Furnishings For Men and Boys Hotel Gladstone Building )> W. Union St. Frostburg, Md. A. CHAS. STEWART “Home of Good Clothing” Citizens Bank Building KYLUS & GROSS MODERN TAILORS WILL FIT YOU East Union Street ALL MEN’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 IS E. Union St. Frostburg, Md. J. S. METZGER & SON General Eire Insurance 1!) East Union Street FBOSTBUBG, MABYLAND Reliable Fire Insurance Companies REPRESENTED BY ULYSSES HANNA General Insurance Bonding Fire Offices—Citizens National Rank and Opposite Postotlice. D. A. BENSON, Agent. HOCKING & HOMING Fire Insurance Agents Frostburg, Md. Before buying Life 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 FIFTV 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 Photos Post Cards IPiottire Framing Picture P'inislTirLgr Jeweler and Scientific Optician FROSTBURG, MD. AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER. FROSTBURG, MD., SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 1912. nmn speir FRESH AND SJVEOKTKD MEATS 13 BROADWAY HARRG BROS. 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 COUNTY SURVEYOR FROSTBURG MARYLAND CHAS. G. WATSON ATTORNEY AT LAW Pearce Building Frostburg Maryland CLAYTON PURNELL Attorney at Law Shea Building FROSTBURG, MARYLAND y. 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 FROSTBURO, MD. Roofing and Spouting All kinds of Hand-Made Tinware Stove Pipe and Elbows Phone 2S-4 Dr. G. Elwood Urnracost Dentist ’SnirrT C. & P. Phone West Union Street FROSTBURG MARYLAND 1893 ESTHBLISHBD 1913 Dr. I.L. RITTER, DENTIST, 19 Broadway, jJ7] Frostburg, Md. Dr. J. M. PORTER, DENTIST First National Bank Building Broadway Entrance Phone 20-3 .T.Alex. DAVIS BROS. Jas S - S7vyoKe House Domestic and Key West Cigars , Egyptian and Turkish Cigarettes Meerschaum and Briar Pipes Post Cards Pure-Food Chocolates : Smokers’ Articles a Specialty 20 W. Union St. End of Street Car Line J. JOHNSON & SON Contractors and Builders AGENCY FOR CAREY ROOFING WILLISON BROS. MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN Rough and Dressed Lumber Sashes Doors Laths Shingles Slate Rubber Rooting Wall Plaster Etc. FROSTBURG, MD. JAMES SKEADOS Manufacturer of and dealer iu Confectioner}} and Ice-Cream Dealer in Foreign and Domestic Fruits, Nuts, Etc. FROSTBURG, MD. G. DUD HOCKING Notary Public 1 OFFICE Fidelity Savings Bank Model Lice Spray, ; Quart Can, 35 cents. FOR SALE BY T. L. POPP, Dealer in Poultry Supplies, FROSTBURG, MD. CAMPBELL’S FINE MILLINERY ■ 73 East Union Street A New Line of— HA.TS For Ladies, Misses and l Children at MRS. P. O’ROURKE’S 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 the) 7 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 printed. 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: Arnold, George, care Dr. Gundy’s Sanatorium, near Baltimore, Md. Byrne, Miss Elizabeth, Charleston, N. H. Brown, Prank F., 110 Co. C. A. C., Port Grebel, R. I. Briggs and family, Mrs. Annie, Piedmont, W. Va. Bennett, Mrs. Arthur, Piedmont, W. Va. Bantz, H. H., care of R. M. Sulton & Co., Baltimore, Md. Belanger, A. A., Printer, 1231 Seventh Avenue, Huntington, W. Va. Boyle, Miss Alice, East Pittsburg, Pa. Brickey, Haden, 215 Ninth Ave,, S. W., Roanoke, Va. Beckman and family, Louis, Romney, W. Va. Cleeland, Samuel H., 1341 Divinity Place, Philadelphia, Pa. Cohn, Harry, Roanoke, Va. Chivers, I. 1., Bridgeville, Pa. Davis, William, Co. G, 12 Inft., Yuma, Ariz. Durst, Mrs. Katie, Levels, W. Va. Engleby, Mrs. John, 338 Campbell Ave., Roanoke, Va. Elrick, John E., R. F. D. 2, Federalsburg, Md. Edleman, Louis, Belair, Md. Franks, I. E., Bridgeville, Pa. Franklin, Mrs. Jennie V., 1129 9th Street N. W., Washington, D. C. Frye, Mont, Donora, Pa. Felton, John E., Everett, Pa. Fowler, Mrs. Elizabeth, Gormania, W. Va. Friend, Mrs. E. E., Morgantown. W. Va. Gerlach, Joseph G., Sergeant Ist class, Hospital Corps, Fort Terry, N. Y. Goshorn, George, Postmaster, Piedmont, W. Va. Gunnette, James Norman, 1129 9th Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. Graham, C. S., 201 Beall Avsnue, North Side, Pittsburgh, Pa. Goehring, Max, Bridgeville, Pa. Goehring, Ed., Bridge well, Pa. Gower and family, Thomas, 2122 Sidney Street, S. S., Pittsburgh, Pa. Hitchins, E. S., Olive Hill, Ky. Hosack, James S., Bridgeville, Pa. Hill, Jobe, R. F. D. 1, Eafayette, Colorado. Hill, Harry, North McAllister, Okl. Hill, John, Red Eodge, Mont. , Holt, Charles W., 640 W. Franklin St., Baltimore, Md. Hartman, Mrs. A. Z., 732 West N. Avenue, Baltimore, Md. Hawkins, H. 8., New Haven, N. Y. Hitchins, Owen, Hotel Douglas, Houghton, Mich. Kitching, Mrs. Walter, Stewart, Florida. Knox, Clarence, Piedmont, W. Va. Kearsing, E. Irving, 1017 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. Kight and family, Jack, Beryl, Va.' | Kimmel, Mrs. Jennie, Deer Park, Md. j Katz, Max, 525 E. Fort Ave., Baltimore, Md. Kelley, Miss Jennie, 6333 Walnut St., E. E., Pittsburgh, Pa. Little, Capt. James, Portsmouth, Ohio. Little, John S., Portsmouth, Ohio. Eitz, Henry E., Printer, Baltimore, Md. McGettigan, Kaylor, Armstrong County, Pa. Michael, F. A., Cascade Locks, Oregon. Michaff, S. K., Daytona, Florida. Michael, J. C., Oakland. Florida. Munroe, W. Fred., Market Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Moore, D. Custer, Franklin, Pa. Mallery, M. R. Bridgeville, Pa. Miller, W. G., care of C. S. Graham, 201 Bell Ave., N. S., Pittsburgh, Pa. McCaffrey, S. P. Bridgeville, Pa. McGarvey, Dr. S. C., Bridgeville, Pa. McMillen, R. E., Bridgeville, Pa. Ockerman, Mrs. M. 8., 314 East 20th Street, Baltimore, Md. Offutt, D. E-, Oakland, Md. Patterson, Bruce, Clearfield, Pa. Petzer, C. A., 2214 E Street, San Diego, Cal. Page, Charles R., Wildwood, N. J. Ritleg, George, Bridgeville, Pa. Russell, W. F., Bridgeville, Pa. j Richardson, H. E., Drexel Hill, Garrett Ford, Pa. Reichenbach, Mrs. Tillie, 492 West 136th Street, New York, N. Y. Rase, John, Davis, W. Va. Rase, Louis, Davis, W. Va. Smith, Noble, care of T. H. Vaueman Co., Philadelphia, Pa. Sadler, Mrs. Louisa and Miss Harriet, 1005 N. Strieker Street, Baltimore, Md. Sloan, E. C., 930 Seventh St., Parkersburg, W. Va. Shearer, Mrs. Harris, and Misses Mollie and Martha, 729 Hollis Street, Baltimore, Md. Shearer, Abraham, Belair, Md. Swithyall, L. and Miss Lena, 1628 E. Baltimore St., Baltimore, Md. Standish, John, Flesno, Flesno Co., Calif. \ Speigle, Joe, care Roanoke Clothing Co., Roanoke, Va. Somerhill, Edward, Eutaw and German Sts., Baltimore, Md. Trinblin, Richard, Bridgeville, Pa. Tennant, James, Box 15, Bunker Hill, Russell County, Kan. Tippen, Miss Teresa, St. Joseph Hospital, Baltimore, Md. Thomas, Kimmel, Donora, Pa. Tucker, Morris, care of R. M. Sullen Co., Baltimore, Md. Wilson, James E-, 27 Large Street, Meyersdale, Pa. Welch, J. Harry, 61 North 2d Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Wilson, Mrs. Mamie, care of H. T. Wilson, Majestic Building, Detroit, Mich. Watkins, Miss Ruby, 1309 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md. Wolberg, Joe, 624 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. | Zacks, Meyer, Erie, Pa. j Zeller, John, 4138 Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago, 111. Allegany Won Three. The subject for an essay, submitted during the winter to the parochial school girls of the State under 15 years of age, was—“ Why We Are Taught Religion in Our Schools.” Competitors entered from all over the State, and Friday of last week the awards of prizes were announced — the first to Miss Katherine E. Farrell, of the Mt. Savage school, sls. The second was won by Miss Loretta Habig, of a Cumberland school, $10; and the ninth to Miss Bernadine Anna Maloy, of Westernport, $5. Of the 10 prizes, 8 were awarded to girls, 2 to boys ; schools in this county, as seen, taking 3. Six Weeks Hence. A party of New Yorkers and Balti moreans, interested in the Western Maryland Railroad, making an inspec tion excursion over the new link, pass ing here Thursday of last week, are reported as “delighted,” and the pre diction was indulged that “it will be come a busy line in furnishing traffic both east and west.” “The construction work met the ap probation of all,” said President Rob ertson. “It came up to expectations and it gave me a thrill of pleasure that at last the Western Maryland had been joined up as a trunk line.” Continuing, Mr. Robertson said: “It has been decided not to open the road formally for scheduled traffic until July 15. By that time the road bed will be In perfect shape for rapid movement, and the company will be receiving new equipment.” The New York Central Railroad, is reported as having traffic awaiting the Western Maryland opening, or as soon as the latter is in shape to move it. No estimate of the volume of this business can be given, but it is ex pected to reach a tonnage which will test the full capacity of the road. Much of this new traffic will be for im port and export trade, thus demanding more big steamers, which will add still further to the elements which tend to commercial growth and importance. Au Editor and His Automobile. Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Russell, of Ban gor, Michigan, and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Frye, of Lansing, same State, reached here Friday evening of last week, en route to Washington, D. C., after several days of riding over good and bad roads. On tbe summit of Great Savage mountain Mr. Russell prepared to glide gently down the eastern side when to his horror he found that the brakes of his machine ceased to operate ! Mean while, over a strange road, the speed augmented, and there was nothing left to him but to keep in the center of the road. Like Schnitzerll’s ride, on they flew and never stopped until they reached the summit of Federal Hill! Even mountaineers would not feel entirely safe in this situation, but to people who, until this tour, had never seen a mountain, it was frightful! Mr. Russell is editor and publisher of the Bangor Advance, one of Mich igan’s sprightliest papers, and a most intelligent, clever gentleman. “About 20 miles this side of Columbus, Ohio,” he said, “the hills became more pro nounced, and, coming farther on, he finally asked a gentleman on the road about It. He said that we were just entering the vestibule of the Appa lachian range of mountains. ‘Where will we see the real thing? ’ I asked. He studied a moment and responded— ‘well, there’ll be something doing in the real mountain line at Frostburg, Maryland ! ’ And so it turned out! ” After a night’s rest at Hotel Glad stone and repairs of machine, the party left for the east. “But,” Mr. Russell assured the Journal, “I’ll not tell Mrs. Russell that it is over 1,500 feet to the Cumberland level — until we get there.” Election of Officers. At the regular quarterly meeting Tuesday evening the Frostburg Fire Department elected the following of ficers: President—John T. Hart. Vice-President—Bernard Hughes. Sergeant-at-Arms—Charles F. Johns HENRY F. COOK, Manager. WHOLE NUMBER 2,122 G ===== =0 1882-1912 THIRTY YEARS AGO The items below were current during the week ending June 17, 1882 O - = ====<•> The Baltimore Day announced that : “Hon. Edwin Warfield, of Howard • County, had become the business manager” of that paper, and the Jour nal pronounced “Mr. Warfield one of • the rising young men of the State.” Frank Leslie’s Weekly printed a cut of Union street, Frostburg, showing ' the business houses of W. B. Spill, ; Edward Donohue, Joseph Jandorf, Joseph Logsdon, McMillan Brothers, B. Stern and F. C. Beall. Another cut depicted a game of “seven-up” on the side of the National Pike at Eckhart. In Rev. Henry Ward Beecher’s “last Sunday sermon” he wondered “how are we to hold in unity all this vast heterogeneous mass of 10 million foreign-horns in our population of 50 millions?” The great preacher al ready “saw a storm in the sky.” Hon. James G. Blaine visited an Elk Garden (W. Va.) mine and was “surprised to see that a boy, seated on a horse 16 hands high, did not touch the roof by 4 feet.” Dans and Sir John’s Rocks sites of daily picnic parties. At a meeting of the Frostburg Fire Department Tuesday evening, June 13, 1882, Charles M. Taylor was elected president and Henry Logsdon vice president. The Mountain Democrat of Oakland wanted to know “whether anybody had seen its special correspondent in the vicinity of Bloomington, Grants ville or Accident?” The Journal re plied that he had “passed through Frostburg last Monday, looking hale and handsome as any French gentle man from Edinboro town who had been shot foremost through a barrel of axle-grease.” Mountain Spring Lodge, No. 12, I. O. G. T., held a most enjoyable picnic in Winebrenner’s woods. “Children’s Day” was elaborately observed in the M. E. Church Sunday, June 11th. Messrs. R. W. Mason and R. D. Rees were the directors of the program. Messrs. Thomas Hill, W. H. Koch, P. N. Jenkins, George Hammond, William Thomas, Jacob Keller and Lewis Skidmore, members of Thoburn Post, No. 21, G. A. R., were assigned to the duty of representing the Post in the great parade in Baltimore June 20 th. John, 14-year old son of Jabez Crook, Ocean, died Friday, June 9, 1882. Mrs. Jane Cain, aged 26 years, wife of James P. Cain, of this place, died Monday, June 12, 1882. George Jeffries, an old and highly esteemed citizen of Frostburg, died Wednesday, June 14, 1882, aged 77 years. Henry Betz returned from a lengthy stay in Philadelphia, where he learned monogram engraving. S. H. Adams, an extensive' builder of Baltimore, died Sunday, June 11, 1882. He was a half-brother of Mrs. Gilmon Wade, of this place. Messrs. Johnson Collins, Chas. Smith and John Hocking, of Meyersdale, Pa., were visitors to relatives in Frostburg during the week. The town tax rate was fixed at 35 cents on each SIOO, establishing a tax income for the year of $3,601.79; Andrew Nash, of this place, was hurt by a fall from a foundation wall of the new Ravenscroft building, on Broadway, Monday, June 11th. Gershon Anthony, inspector of weights and measures, started on his first tour of inspection. Miss Belle C. Wilderman, of this place, and Miss Ida M. Engleby, of Lonaconing, graduated from the State Normal School, Fairmont, W. Va. The State and county tax rate for the county was fixed at 88 cents on each SIOO of assessed property. Frost avenue was reported as “be coming a popular promenade and drive.” Patrol System For State Roads. The patrol system as employed in i France and Germany in respect of roads has suggested to the New : State Roads Commission the idea of 1 adopting the plan for Maryland. > Under the proposed system a patrol ■ will have charge of a section of four • or five miles of road. Last and Best. [ The two paragraphs below are the • last and best of the article sent a few ! weeks ago by C. B. Ryan, eulogizing [ the automobile as the greatest of good , road promoters. Many people" have probably noted this fact already, but it will be none ■ the less a pleasure to have it confirmed . by professional authority: t “But read what is being done in all ; parts of our country, wherever the 1 motor car is employed. Read of the . accounts of the progress of the move ; ment for “better roads in Dixieland.” [ Read of what has been done, and is ; being done in the Middle West and . along the wonderful Pacific Coast. . Look at some of the pictures of these roads, which do not stop for mountains or glaciers, or any natural obstacle, , and you will quickly be convinced that we are at the beginning of a rev > olution in road-making which will . place us at the forefront. . “ This is a work in which every citi zen should aid with all his force and l influence. It is as important to the - farmer—and even far more important . -—that all our roads should be brought up at least to the European standard as it is to the simple pleasure sepker. In fact, this work is not being done for the pleasure seeker, but for the ; j whole people, and it is a case in which : | the instinct of pleasure-seeking ad • mirably serves the needs of the work a-day world. We may thank our stars that we have not had a Napoleon, but have had The Motor Car to convince > us of the necessity of good roads.” 1 Town Council. At roll-call Monday evening' Mayor and all Councilmen responded to their names. The Treasurer reported receipts on corporate account in sums of $4,983.43; overdrawn previously and orders paid $7,763.15; now overdrawn $2,779.72. On Water account, including cash on hand, $8,077.61; orders paid, $324.70; 1 cash balance, $7,753.91. The Tax Collector reported uncol lected taxes in sum of $817.20, and uncollected water dues $589.25. Street Supervisor reported expense of work in his department, including pumping, $277.74, and 968,448 gallons of water in reservoir. A representative of a wood-pipe manufacturing company appeared and explained the manufacture, durability and economy of wood-pipe as against cast-iron. The Water committee has under contemplation the re-lay of the 6-inch supply line over Great Savage with an 8-inch line. It was due to this proposition that the representative appeared. The matter was held open for fur ther consideration. Col. T. G. Dillon appeared with a request from the Fire Department for the annual appropriation and asked, if possible, that Council increase the appropriation from SSOO to S7OO. Councilmen Arnold and Dufty moved that Council appropriate SSOO to the Department. Messrs. McUuckie and Sullivan moved an amendment to make the sum S7OO. The amendment prevailed and the sum of S7OO was, therefore, granted. John Farrady appeared to introduce a petition from several citizens resid ing on Bowery street asking Council to lay a sewer on that thoroughfare to connect with the contemplated sewer to cross the street at Charles street. Councilmen Dufty and Arnold moved that the matter be held for Council investigation and power to act. James H. Fuller presented a lengthy petition of citizens asking Council to assume the expense of lighting the town during the Centennial Home- Coming Week. The committee having this end of the decoration in hand had made an estimate, with the help of the Frostburg Illuminating and Man ufacturing Company, and, taking the Firemen’s Convention illumination as a basis, figured the expense to be S6OO. The Lfight company has promised to furnish the current free of charge and the S6OO will be for the wiring alone. The plan, as laid down briefly by Mr. Fuller, prepares for a thorough decoration. The matter was, on mo tion, held for Council consideration, with power to act. The Clerk read an opinion furnished by the Attorney-General of the State in regard to the tie vote on the elec tion of two Councilmen, holding that if the Town Charter makes' no pro vision for such a condition, the posi tion must remain vacant. An order was granted for a sum sufficient to obtain a relic from the Battleship “Maine.” The Junior Park committee wished a relic, but it could only be obtained through the municipality; hence this action. The coal bids were opened and read. On motion, the contract was awarded to C. O. Workman, lowest bidder, at $2.84 for 2,240-pound ton, Big-Vein coal. Bight bids were opened from Frost burg Illuminating and Manufacturing Company and the Maryland and West Virginia Gas Company, and consider able discussion was indulged by several Councilmen and citizens. Councilmen Sullivan and Arnold moved that both bids be laid on the table for one month. This action was caused by the fact that the Frostburg Illuminating and Manufacturing Company had placed no specific bid, simply stating that they would renew the existing con tract at the prevailing rate. Councilman Sullivan contended that the majority of Council, especi ally the new members, were not con versant with the provisions of the contract, and he also stated that Council did not know whether they were getting the candle-power called ■ for in the contract. Under these con . ditions it was thought best that each company be notified to submit other bids, requiring the Illuminating Com pany to state their contract in detail. Dr. T. Griffith, representing the Board of Health, and the town physi cians asked Council to repeal the Or i dinance requiring physicians to report to all schools in town all cases of contagious and infectious diseases. Dr. Griffith stated that he thought the notices unnecessary, as the State law i requires that the attending physician : in such cases report them to the Sec retary of the Board of Health, and he, : in turn, reports to the school which the child attends. [ The matter was laid on the table for ■ reference to the Attorney. Walter W. Wittig appeared as spokesman for the Board of Directors of the proposed hospital, asking Coun cil to meet with them on Tuesday ; evening to decide, if possible, upon a suitable, site for the institution. The ' request was granted. Wesley L,. Schofield was named by the Board of Health as Plumbing In ! spector, and the appointment was ap ! proved by Council. Upon recommendation of the Street committee, it was ordered that practi cally all the uncurbed and unditched : streets of the town be curbed and ditched. The election of Street Supervisor, laid over from last monthly meeting, ■ was taken up, and on the 11th ballot the incumbent—Frisby Folk, was re elected. : On motion, the election of extra ; Night Policeman was taken up, re sulting in the election of Tally Hanna. Bills amountingtos3,7o9.3B—corpor ' ate, $3,126.81; water, $582.59 were read and ordered paid. Adjourned, 12:35 a. m., Tuesday. State Normal School. : | Prof. Frank E. Rathbun, County . | Superintendent of Garrett county, will j deliver the Commencement Address : I this year. He was lately principal of : | the Piedmont (W. Va.) High School, and is reputed an up-to-date school • i man. ■ I Teachers and pupils alike are mak ; | ing much preparation for the Cora : mencement and probably the most in : teresting occasion in the School’s history will be the result.