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Mining fUBSi Journal.
J. BENSON ODER, Editor. FORTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 43 ‘‘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!” Frostbupg LodgE, Ho. 470 B. P. O. a. 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 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. HQEY The Tonsorial Artist 131 £. UNION ST. - FT It ST-CL AS S WORK G UAll AN TEFL) GO TO Vogtman’s Barber Shop FOll YOUK 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 WILLIAM HARVEY Civil and Mining Engineer COUNTY SURVEYOR FROSTBURG MARYLAND J. C. WILSON & SON FANCY AND ST \PLE GROCERIES Fruits. Vegetables and Country l J rod ucc Fresh Fish and Oysters in Season Fine Cigars and Tobacco 111) E. Union St. Frostburg, Md. EDWARD DAVIS & GO. DEALERS IN Staple and Fancy Groceries Country Produce, Queensware, etc. Union Street FROSTBURG, MD. A. SPITZN AS Fancy and Staple Groceries it 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.” nORGAN BROS., 72 Broadway KIGHT BROTHERS *±s BRORDWAY GROCERIES PROVISIONS HAY AND EEED. MINERS’ SUPPLIES PHONE 2^4-*7~2 P. F. CARROLL THE BOWERY GROCER General Merchandise Fancy Groceries, Country Produce Corner Bowery and Loo Streets FROSTBURG, MD. W. H. 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 1 68 E. UNION STREET Ice-Cream scut, out in all designs Meals and Lunches at all hours Parties Pails 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. R. 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 SSJ£ 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 Fire Insurance 1!) East Union Street FROSTBURD, MARYLAND Reliable Fire Insurance Companies ItEBBE SENTE D BY ULYSSES HANNA General Insurance Bonding Fire Offices—Citizens National Rank and Opposite Postolliee. D. A. BENSON, Agent. HOCKING & HOMING Fire Insurance Agents Frostburg, Md. Before buying Uife 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 79% E. Union St. Moderate-Price Photos Post Cards Picture Framing Picture F'iriisliing Jeweler and Scientific Optician FROSTBURG, MD. FROSTBUEGr, MD., SATURDAY, JULY 20, 1912. OFFICE OF- State and County Tax Collector TtT HENRY J. BOETTNER’S STORE 7it 7 Fast Union Street FROSTBURG, 7WARYLAND fiUQfl SPEIK FRESH AND SMOKED MEATS 13 IS ROA. ID WAY 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. 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 FROSTBURO, MD. Roofing and Spouting All kinds of Hand-Made Tinware Stove Pipe and Elbows Phone 25-4 Dr. C. Elwood Rrrnacost Dentist 'mnTf C. & P. Phone 17 Yz West Union Street FROSTBURG MARYLAND 1593 ESTRBLISH6D 1912 Dr. I. L. RITTER, DENTIST, 19 Broadway, fJ7] Frostburg, Md. Dr. J. C. Pfeiffer THE DENTIST 7 E. Union St. Frostburg, Md J. Alex. DAVIS BR QS. Jas - S ' S7vvoKe 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 Roofing Wall Plaster Etc. FROSTBURG, MD. JAMES SKEADOS Manufacturer of and dealer in Confectioner}} and Ice-Creatn Dealer in Foreign and Domestic Fruits, Nuts, Etc. FROSTBURG, MD. G. DUD HOCKING Notary Public 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— HATS For Ladies, Misses and Children at MRS. P. O’ROURKE’S AIST INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER. */ v \h it i V jjj Our Home-Coming. | i\ - * 4' I. M I * i\ k i ifc Invited home ! How much these words mean to us, young and old ! /p jjj The sweetest music in the world—this one word, home, doth hold ! jjj t< How often thro’ the years the thought of home our minds did fill 1 11 * Now our hearts thrill with the knowledge—“they’re thinking of us still!” ijj ill * ili To me there is no sweeter spot in all the earth’s domain 11 Than this fair “city on the hill,” where love and kindness reign ! jjj Here we began our wedded life 1 Just yesterday it seems— jjj [ ifc In a cozy home made for me by the lover of my dreams ! ii jjj Dear halcyon days—how bright they were ! ’Twas here one summer J iii morn, il \H T . 1* . £ While Nature smiled and flowers bloomed, our baby-girl was born ! $ jjj And here, one winter morn, our boys first saw the light of day 1 jjj ili These memories would bring us back tho’ we were miles away ! 11 iii 11 . jjj My husband will meet all the friends he knew those years ago— jjj Old comrades who were tried and true, whom he was proud to know ! H <li He’ll take a walk down “Depot Hill” familiar sights to see — ip ; ijj There by the old brown desk he worked in days that used to be. JJJ ili There’s another chain draws us back. My mem’ry lingers ’round ip ijj A spot to me most precious ! ’tis a bit of holy ground— jjj ili Out in peaceful Allegany, where lies beneath the sod 11 ifc All that was mortal of our sons who have gone home to God ! ip ili i i!< “Invited to come home !” The words take on a sweeter sound \ 11 ik ip ili Some of us may be miles away—we’ll soon be “homeward bound !” /ji Jjj Thro’ a mist of happy tears we soon shall see you face to face ! JJJ ili You yearn to clasp us in your arms—we long for the embrace ! 11 ili Sara Roberta Gettv. i|i * 1' 1882 1912 S f THIRTY YEARS AGO. j J The Items Below Were Current During Y h Week Ending July 29, 1882. A Congress reported as about exempt ing bank-checks from the stamp tax, and the Journal announced that . “very poor people with very large de posits in bank will be delighted.” Water famine feared in Frostburg i—“unless rain comes soon.” Both reservoirs reported “nearly dry.” Bailiff busy “impounding hogs.” The Cumberland Mail asked—“ Can a curl over the forehead be called ‘A . Lock on the Understanding ?’” “Not infallibly,” responded the Journal; “but it should surely entwine at least one foot.” Lewis Kreiling reported ill. The county road from Borden Shaft to Bowery Furnace substantially re paired. The Journal urged brick-burning as an industry upon the people of Frostburg and vicinity. It cited the works at Borden Shaft, owned and operated by James H. Ward and Albert Holle, and capable of producing S,(XX) bricks a day. There were still traces, too, of the old brick-yard owned and operated bj 7 James Fuller “years ago,” which furnished the bricks of which Owen Hitchins’ residence and the ■ English Lutheran Church were built. The first order given the Ward-Holle firm came from John Ravenscraft for his new building on Broadway. John Mills was superintendent of the Works. 1 By Act of the Legislature of 1882 the weight of a barrel of corn was ■ fixed at 325 pounds. Isaac Gonser, of this place, bought an interest in the hardware store of H. Dean & Co., Meyersdale, Pa. A bush-meeting at Loartown an nounced for Sunday, August 6th. Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Beall went to Somerset, Pa., on a visit, and Mr. . and Mrs. George A. Wingert left for Boston and other Nevv-England cities. Roderic Clary, of Cumberland, came up to see old friends Tuesday. j Rev. P. L. Harrison, pastor of the English Lutheran Church, and a vocal proficient, was training a choir. Not tiood For Us. A special dispatch to the Baltimore American from Cumberland on the 11th inst. would lead the outside world \ to believe that people of “Mt. Savage, Frostburg and other towns” had nev er been anywhere much, especially anywhere not far from home 1 They “have not been used to seeing long double-header freight trains, with their powerful engines, and through passenger trains of from eight to thir teen coaches and Pullmans, drawn by the high-wheeled Pacific-type engines. “In the places named many people have remained up until late in the night during the past 48 hours to see these (to them) new monster trains go - through, and others have left calls so that they might get up early enough I to see the big engines and trains.” The stranger would conclude from all this that the Frostburger, for in stance, had never been at Corrigans ville, Kreigbaums, Narrows, nor at Rawlings, Piedmont, nor even in Cumberland ! . 1 The people of the eastern portion of the State think little enough of us already as “back-woods” denizens, and very many are not sure that even Cumberland is “out of the brush.” Anyway, nobody up here ought to help them believe what they want to believe. The Duty of Art. Every gay, every bright word, or pic ture, like every pleasant air of mu sic, is a piece of pleasure set afloat; the reader catches it, and If he bo | healthy, goes on his way rejoicing, and it is the business of art so to send him as often as possible.—R. L. Ste venson. In the play,“Kathleen Mavourneen,” J. Semmes DeVecmon enacted the part of “Assistant Ruffian,” and the Cumberland News described his make up as "intensely grotesque.” Caspar Trapp died at Midlothian Sunda} 7 , July 23, 1882, aged 75 years. Mrs. Margaret Skidmore, wife of Noah Skidmore, jr., of this place, died Monday, July 24, 1882, aged 38 years. Dr. and Mrs. J. W. J. Englar, of this place, lost an infant son—James 8., Wednesday, July 26, 1882. Charles Cowan, formerly of this place, died in Wheeling, West Va., Thursday, July 27, 1882, aged 40 years. James Taylor, of this place, died Wednesday, July 26, 1882, in the 48th year of his age. He was a native of Varteg Hill, Monmouthshire, South Wales, but had lived in this country 24 years. He was a member of the Third Maryland Regiment, and served the Union cause three years actively during the war. He was a member of several fraternal institutions, the M. E. Church, and for one term of the Town Council. The Journal termed him “a frank, outspoken, highly hon orable gentleman and humble Chris tian.” The widow—a daughter of George Jeffries, of this place, and eight children were bereaved- For building a school-house in Gra hamton A. J. Willison was awarded the contract on his bid of $670. “Forty Hours Devotion” began in St. Michael’s Church Sunday, July 23d. Rev. V. F. Schmitt, pastor, was as sisted by Rev. Fathers Brennan, of Westernport, and Manning, of Barton. Borden Shaft was described as a town of 350 —the only place of its size in the State that had no store of any kind, and only one public building— the M. E. Church. Besides the Shaft there was a large grist-mill, owned and operated by James H. Ward. There were six thoroughfares in the place, the one leading to the church being known as “Quality street.” Many pretty, bright houses, with neat yards in the place. Real Estate Transfers. Jacob H. Stump and wife to John Nulter, propertv in Luke, SI,OOO. Lizzie Shaw and husband—Robert L. Shaw, to George Stern, lot on Main street, Lonaconing, known as “The Maryland Hotel Property,” $lO and other considerations. J. W. Scott Cochrane and Helen Beall Cochrane, his wife, and Catha rine F. Laing, to Charles G. Watson, lot in Tusculum Addition to Cumber land, SI,OOO. Michael Rooney to Ellen E. Rooney, lot 47, in G. W. McCulloh’s Addition ; to Frostburg, $5 and other considera , tions. i Webster B. Long and wife to Julius Gravenstein, lots 15 and 16, Long Lots, 5 miles west of Cumberland, SI,OOO. Webster B. Long and wife to George H. Bock, lot on south side of National Pike, $lO and other considerations. Killed By Lightning. | Six little girls playing on Washing ' ton Hill, Eckhart, Sunday afternoon, 14th inst., were driven to shelter under a large tree about 2 o’clock by an ap proaching shower. The rain came heavily and with it a blinding flash of lightning, accompa nied bj 7 a deafening crash of thunder. Five of the girls were shocked ; the sixth*—Miss Fairy Eisentrout, 9 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Eisentrout, of Eckhart, was instantly killed. The lightning had struck the tree, ripped off some of the bark, burned little Fairy’s hair and otherwise im paired her comeliness. The event was a distressing blow to all interested in the little girl. WOMAN IN COURT FOR SPANKING A HUSBAND Pygmian Head of the House Knocked Out by His Juno Wife. Georgetown, Conn. —-Mrs. Gustave Frederlckson of this place is under |SOO bonds to keep the peace and not maltreat her husband. This sounds funny, but so are the circumstances. Mrs. Frederlckson, who is a regu lar Juno in build, is known as the female Samson of the place, and she does not belle her title, weighing 25(1 pounds and with biceps like a knotted boa constrictor. Her other half is not Spanks Pygmian Husband. ft half at all, but a mere decimal point, being pygmian in size. It has been her custom to take Freddie across her knee and apply her hand or hair brush when hubby was naughty, or came home with too much hard cider. When the missus saw fit to do these same stunts and hubby expostulated it was the same thing, varied frequently by an enforced in carceration in the hencoop for a day or two. The other evening Mrs. Fred erickson varied the monotony of the proceedings by first bouncing a milk bottle off Freddie’s head and then lay ing a poker on it with incisional re sults. This was the frost that made the worm turn, for, egged on by his friends and braced by some medicinal cider, he sought out the local justice and lodged complaint. His bigger half was accordingly haled into court and put under bonds to keep the peace. SHOOTS DEER ON THE STREET Third One This Season Which Lucky Hunters Have Brought Down In Duluth. Duluth, Minn. —The deer season opened in this city with a 200-pound buck running wild on Commonwealth avenue in New Duluth with a crowd of hunters in close pursuit. Two boys, Harry Olson and Enlth Collins, were the lucky hunters, and brought down the deer. This is the third deer shot this sea son within the city limits and the sight Hunt Deer In a City. of a deer hunt in the streets of a city is losing its novelty here. The ani mals frequently are driven in the direc tion of the city, and, in fact, into the streets by dogs and hunters who may have started the animals several miles away. Dancer Breaks His Nose. Wichita, Kan. Herbert Porter, salesman for a Wichita drug com pany, will be very careful what sort of floors he dances on in the fu ture. He has put slippery floors on the taboo list. A broken nose, a badly bruised face and a sprained wrist are his arguments against highly polish ed dancing floors. Drinks Quart Whisky; Dies. Pittsburg, Pa. —Drinking a quart of whisky on a bet, "Con” Lucas won, but died an hour later. Lucas had placed the bet with John Brunas. A few minutes after he finished the ' quart he reeled and fell. HENRY P. COOK, Manager. WHOLE NUMBER 2,128 To Anastasia Oh Her Birthday. Again I sing in joyful lay, My daughter fair, to thee— This eighth return of your birthday Brings increas’d joy to me. I would not change a word or line Of any praiseful lay I’ve sung to you, fair daughter mine, From birth until this day. Your “increasing charms” I sang of when Occasion called my muse Are greater now than they were then, And to fonder praise enthuse. Gentleness grows with thy years, And modesty and grace ; A winsome manner now appears To crown a comely face. But past are now your baby days, (I fain would have them stay ;) Immutable are Nature’s ways— Her laws we must obey. Through life you’ll find it wise to choose Your associates and friends From those who never do abuse What confidence commends. To have your friends in friendship pure You must considerate always be ; To hold their respect and favor sure You must ne’er be angry. Let patience, truth and modesty Be your trinity to guide Your every act, and cheerfully The praise you’ll win divide. M. A. Chambers. St. Andrew, Fla., July 15, 1912. More Proof That The War Is Over. Captain Thomas F. McCardell, ex- Confederate soldier, good printer and renowned editor, has accepted the in vitation of M. G. Lowry Post, No. 214, Grand Army of the Republic, of Mey ersdale, Pa., to deliver the address at the Post’s annual picnic at that place next Thursday, July 25th. The invitation stated, it is said, that “the Grand Army of the Republic of Meyersdale wants to prove that the animosities of the war are over, and the ‘blue’ and ‘gray’ can meet togeth er as friends.” It goes without saying that the Mey ersdale Post will get a good speech, for the Captain is still full of the ardor if not the sentiment, which animat ed him during the war. Ex-Confederate Soldier Dead. Roberdeau Annan, of Baltimore, died last Sunday at his home in that city, aged 69 years. He was a native of Cumberland; entered the Confederate army early during the war; was in the first battle of Manassas ; severely wounded in the battle of Kernstown and captured by the Federals, and later rescued by the Confederates. Long as he lived he suffered from the Kernstown wound—a Minie-rille shot through the jaw. Wife, three daughters and two sous are bereaved. Daniel Annan, president of the Sec ond National Bank of Cumberland, is a brother, and Roberdeau Annan, pres ident of the First National Bank of this place, is a nephew. WOULD TAKE CIGAR INSTEAD. Rev. Dryasdust—Young man, do you drink? Freshly—Not in business hours, old cbap, but I’ll take a cigar with you. Real Estate Movements. The Kreiling property, advertised by Clayton Purnell, trustee, was sold at public auction last Monday, for $1,300 to James A. Skidmore, of this place. Reminder. Don’t forget, boosters, to merge the town’s three bands in one of 80 stal wart musicians for the welcome to the Western Maryland’s first train, on the Ist day of August—or whenever it comes ! Proud Of Their Home. Mrs. C. B. Gatewood, writing from Portland, Maine, says she is “a wan derer on the face of the earth ; have no settled habitation, and so have not been able to send an address. “All my usual mail, therefore, has been missed—none more than the Mining Journal.” Mrs. Gatewood sends two post-card views of Portland scenery—one em bellished with a descriptive verse by Longfellow, “whose home and monu ment,” she writes, “are two principal objects of popular pride, which is a good deal to say, as the people here seem to be proud of about everything they have —from their climate and harbor to their 365 islands—one for each day in the year.” The Proposed Post-Office Building An advertisement, elsewhere print ed, gives an outline of dimensions and qualities of the proposed post-office building. It will occupy 3,100 square feet of ground —say 50 by 62 feet— a good size and proportion. Nothing is stated of the 2-story —1- story height, 1-story depth, but, with granite and brick, stone trimmings, and cornice, roof of tin and gutter of copper—with all these fire-proof equip ments, it is to be “?z<?M-fireproof !”