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J. BENSON ODER, Editor FIRST TEA] I. TO. 45 FORTY “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. Chow President Secretary “HELLO, BILL!” Frostburg Lodge, Ho. 470 B. P. O. 5. Meets every Tuesday evening at 8 o’clock ELEKNOR BUILDING Visiting Brothers Invited Rooms Always Open H. C. EVANS & CO. THE UP-TO-DATE Livery, Feed and Sale Stable GOOD TRAMS 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 FEOSTBURG, MD. RANKIN BROTHERS TRANSFER “We Deliver the Goods” WATER STREET A. P. HOEY The Tonsoriai Artist 131 E. UNION ST. -- - - • first-class work guaranteed GO TO Vogtman’s Barber Shop FOR YOUR Hair Cuts, Shaves, Massage, Sham- . pooing, Hair Singeing and Tonic , Rubs. He will do them right. 5 Chairs 5 Barbers PALMER BROTHERS Tonsoriai Parlor A Specialty of Massage and Hair Cutting 159 East Union Street B. J. PALMER, Manager WILLIAM HARVEY Civil and iining Engineer COUNTY SURVEYOR FROSTBURG MARYLAND J. C. WILSON & SON JPANCY ANI) STAPLE GROCERIES Emits. Vegetables and Country Produce Fresh Fish and Oysters in Season Fine Cigars and Tobacco 14-0 E. Union St. Erostburg, Md. EDWARD DAVIS & GO. DEALERS IN Staple and Fancy Groceries Country Produce, Queensware, etc. Union Street FROSTBURG, MD. A. SITTZNAS 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 $5.00 or more. “See ns first.” ITORGAN BROS., 72 Broadway RIGHT BROTHERS -q-5 BROADWAY GROCERIES PROVISIONS HAY AND FEED MINERS’ SUPPLIES PHONE P. F. CARROLL THB BOWERY GROCER General Merchandise Fancy Groceries, Country Produce Corner Jioivery and Loo Streets FROSTBURG, 7VYD. W. H. ANGWIN Staple and Fancy Groceries 30 East Loo Street FROSTBURG, MD. Phone 145-F Telephone Orders Promptly De’ivered. MRS. MARY JOHNS Restaurant and Ice-Cream Parlor 68 E. UNION STREET Ice-Cream sent out in all designs Meals and Lunches at all hours Partie®, Pa'ls and Lodges furnished JOE McGRAW Soft Drinks and Lunches Cigars, Tobacco and Confectionery 155 E. Union St. Frostburg, Md. Phone 20-1 Room 1 BERNADETTE RAFFERTY Leading Public Stenographer Wittig Building FROSTBURG MARYLAND VV. G. HILLER The Reliable Tailor 10 W. UNION ST. Order your Suit for Summer now and avoid the rush. GEO. H. GUNTER Clothing and Furnishings For Men and Boys Hotel Gladstone Building !> W. Union St. Frostburg, Md. A. CHAS. STEWART “Home of Good Clothing” Citizens Bank Building KYLUS & GROSS MODERN TAILORS WILL FIT YOU SBJ6 East Union Street ALL MEN’S CLOTHING MADE TO ORDER AND Guaranteed to Fit or No Sale! Other work in Tailoring- done on same satis factory conditions. Whether you come early or late in the season we will try to please you. GEORGE D. HAMILL, Sr. Phone 20-1 Wittig Building W. C. NOEL & CO. Fire, Health and Accident Insurance Bonds, Business Brokers IS E. Union St. Frostburg, Md. J. S. METZGER & SON General Eire Insurance 1!) East Union Street FROSTBURG, MARYLAND Reliable Fire Insurance Companies REF RESENTED I$Y ULYSSES HANNA General Insurance Bonding Fire Offices—Citizens National Bank and Opposite Postoffice. D. A. BENSON, Agent. HOCKING & HOHING Fire Insurance Agents Frostburg, Md. Before buying' Iyife 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 IPiotuire F" inisliiirg Jeweler and Scientific Optician FROSTBURG, MD. FDOSTBURG-, MD., SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 1912 OFFICE OP State and County Tax Collector HENRY j. BGETTNER’S STORE 11)7 .East Union Street FROSTBURG, MARYLAND flUGfl Jpm fresh: and smoked MEATS 13 BROADWAY HARTIG BROS. ALL KINDS OF Fresh and Smoked Meats ON HAND DAILY 30 Broadway Frostburg, Md. William Engle James En_le 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 W. H. DENEEN & CO. Sanitary Plumbers AND Heating Engineers FROSTBURG, MD. C. & P. Telephone 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 Flbows Phone 25-4 Dr. C. Elwood Hrrriacost DEntigt C. & P. Phone West Union Street FROSTBURG MARYLAND 1893 ESTKBLISHeD 1912 Dr. I. L. RITTER, DEMTIST, 19 Broadway, [J7] Frostburg, Md. Dr. J. C. Pfeiffer THE DENTIST 7 E. Union St. Frostburg, Md j.Aiex. DAVIS BROS. Jas S - S7vyOKe HOUS6 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 Cotff ectioger arid Ice-Crea iri 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— For Ladies, Misses and Children at MRS. P. O’ROURKE’S AN I NDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER 1882 1912^ | THIRTY YEARS AGO. f J The Items Below Were Current During Y &£> Week Ending August 12, 1882. A humorous account of a game be tween “Eogsdons” and “Reckner’s” clubs is given. James Wilson was pitcher and Owen Dando catcher of the “Logsdons” and John Bath and Theop. Sperry same officers for the other club. During the game “John Hart knocked a high-ffy which Palmer Sperry caught on his nose. The ball then turned a double hand-spring and socked Dave Smith in the ear. By this time Hart had made third. Dando then went to the scratch and struck a fowl out in right-field. The owner raised a fuss about his chicken, but the boys settled the bill by hand ing him 18 cents, four collar-buttons and a nail.” Logsdons won—2B to 8. With great difficulty Richard Williams umpired the game.” In 1864 Frostburg Dodge, No. 49, I. O. O. F., purchased from the McCul loh estate 11 acres of ground, and, after naming the tract “Allegany Cemetery,” laid it out into burial lots for members and their families. In 1878'Thomas G. McCulloh and Wil liam H. Evans purchased the ceme tery, and in 1882 over 1,500 people had been buried therein and 14 monuments erected. Of $9,300 insurance on D. W. Bus sard’s property at Eckhart, destroyed by fire, he received $7,400. The re duction was due to diminished stock. In Piedmont, W. Va., Sunday, August 6, 1882, Miss Virginia Ross, of Lonaconing, was married to Mr. George W. Tramum, of West Va., by Rev. J. H. M. Lemmon. Tredegar Gardens, owned and pro moted by William H. Evans, reported as “flourishing.” Malcolm Sinclair resigned the office of superintendent of the New Central Coal Company, and his brother—Dun can Sinclair, was appointed to suc ceed him. Birthday Reception. Miss Emma, daughter of Mr. and Mi-s. Robert Cooper, Mt. Pleasant street, entertained a number of her little friends Monday evening in com memorating the seventh anniversary of her birth. Games were indulged, concluding with a service of dainty refreshments. She was the recipient of many pretty and useful presents. The little lady is an interesting granddaughter of Mark Twain Cooper, of Shaft. The New Railroad. With Wednesday last the Western Maryland Railroad ceased to be a local line and became a through trunk line, with Frostburg as one of its principal stations. With the connections it has made with other g-reat lines, it is the short est between the lakes and the sea board, and the most direct between several other important sections of the conn-try. All this for freight as well as pas senger traffic. Coal Supply in the South. It is estimated that the original sup ply of coal in the south underlying 87,606 square miles of its territory was 53,438,000,000 tons. People Advised to “Coal-Up” Early. The Great Northern and other north western and western railroads have sent out warnings to coal-dealers and consumers advising them to lay in supplies at as early a date as possible, as an extraordinary movement of agricultural crops is indicated, and cars for the movement of coal will be scarce and train movement slow as a necessity of getting the crops to the lake and other terminals for further shipment. Keep Out The Flies! Those who are waging war on the flies—a most useful and important war—speak of the fly as the fly that “will not wipe his feet.” It is a good rough phrase to attract attention, but, unfortunately, the flj r does wipe his feet. He wipes his feet on the food that you eat, on the faces and on the lips of your sleeping children. He is a frequenter of offal; the female fly laj's her eggs in the manure-piles. The flies in millions settle on the refuse, the sewage that washes all along the beach along the water’s edge in great cities. All the germs, all imaginable horri ble microbes fasten themselves to the spongy feet of the fly, and the fly I brings the germs into the house and there wipes them off his feet. And that does more to spread typhoid than any other cause. How often have you seen the fly standing on a lump of sugar in the sugarbowl, industriously shuffling his ! front feet! He is wiping off the ! disease germs, rubbing them on the j sugar that j'ou are going to eat. If you have doors or windows with out screens, in the city or in the coun try, put the fly-screens in now, and keep the flies out! The fly is the great spreader of dis ease, one of the greatest enemies of humanity, and one of the most dan gerous. Many people put in their fly-screens early in the spring, or, if they neglect it then, they let the neglect continue, waiting for the next spring. As a matter of fact, the fly-screens that keep out the dangerous insects, and the disease germs that these in sects wipe from their feet on your food, are most important now, in the j early year. Fortunately, the disease germs themselves do not fly. They could pass through the screen as easily as through an open doorway. They reach your children only when larger insects bring them and spread them. Keep out the bigger insects, the flies, the mosquitoes, and you keep out the invisible, deadly enemies. Rev. J. T. McCall, of Westminister, this State, was the guest several days of Rev. V. F. Schmitt. James S. Tennant and family re moved to New Mexico. Uriah Jones returned from a pro tracted visit to Fake Erie, Ashtabula and other points in Ohio and Michigan. George G. Townsend, of Eckhart, and Thomas G. Dillon, of Frostburg, became the battery for a Mt. Savage team of base-ball. Gershon Anthony, inspector of weights and measures, entered upon the duties of his office—a new one in the county. Henry Hergott began the erection of a new store-house in Mt. Savage. A night-blooming cereus at Thomas Humberston’s residence, and one at R. W. Mason’s residence same night, reported. Willie, 6-year old son of Joseph Tim mons, Borden Mine, was bitten by a snake supposed to be a copper-head, Monday, August 7th. Georges Creek and Cumberland railroad engineers reported as survey ing a narrow-guage line to Dan’s Rock from Vale Summit, and it was an nounced that Nathan Eoar, county commissioner, would soon build a hotel near the Rock. John Gerlach, J. P. Smith and Eewis Coleman—all miners, reported as having done some fine work in car pentry. The salary of Charles H. Walker, postmaster of Frostburg, was in creased from $l,lOO to $1,500. Rebecca Williams, colored, received a pension of $8 a month and arrears of $2,635. Her husband, Benjamin Williams; lost a leg in the battle of Sugar-Loaf mountain, North Carolina. Baptist Sunday-School Movement. The third regular quarterly meeting will be held on Monday evening, August sth, 1912, in the First Baptist Church, Cumberland, at 8 o’clock, when the following program will be rendered: Hymn Association Scripture Reading President Prayer Rev. L. George Hymn Association Selection. ..Epworth League Quartet Talk—“ The Sunday School— Its Object ; Its Work ; Its History —Past and Present,” etc —Rev. William Tinker Discussion—“ How To Get Sunday- School Pupils to Attend Church ?” —By One Member of Each School The ensuing business session will comprise reading minutes of previous meeting, reports of committees, unfin ished business, new business, remarks for good of organization and benedic tion. The Committee advises the Journal that “the public is cordially invited to attend this meeting, and we especially urge all members of the Baptist Sun day Schools in Allegany County to at tend, if possible, as much depends on your’ interest in this movement. If you are interested in the unsaved in this county, State and country, then demonstrate the fact by doing your part in building up the Sunday | Schools. Don’t forget the date— August sth, 1912, 8 p. m.” A Lofty Job. L. F. Fansler, steeple-jack, of Roanoke, Va., has been engaged this jmee'k placing bands around the top of the Big Savage Fire-Brick stack and a sign carrying'the company’s name. Wouldn’t seem to be so much of an achievement but it is a solo trick played 140 feet high. Mr. Fansler’s comrade, Mr. Ray burn, is still recovering from the fall from the Presbyterian Church roof in Cumberland several weeks ago. Stay On the Farm. No matter, young man, how much the town, with its activities, social at tractions and'amusements may lure you—if you are on the farm, stay there for the nine following reasons: “It is the safest real estate invest ment. “It is the best place to avoid doctor bills. “There is no place like it for bring -1 ing up a family. “It affords the greatest opportunity to cultivate the bump of optimism. “It is the foundation of all national prosperity. “It produces the eatables and wear ables for the nation’s people. “It affords the best chance to live in peace with God and man, than which nothing better can be desired. ; “It is easier to leave the farm than ■ it is to go back to it after you are once ’ in the city working as carpenter, • bricklayer, car-man, book-keeper or clerk, to meet your financial obliga ■ tions. “It gives a man room to build his ' own home. In town another is likely to build the home for you—and in the ; end own it.” Solved or Unsolved? : A postal-card picture of Asbury : Park, N. J., showing about 100 people , in the water below the fishing-pier, about 500 on the pier, and 400 on s shore, was received this week in , scribed— “ Puzzle. Find me. C. B. Ryan.” r Over which the following colloquj' : occurred: Journal —That’s him near the up ; right fishing-pole. 1 Sherlock Holmes Gunter —No; that 5 one away out a quarter of a mile be j yond the end of the pier looks more r like him. Journal—O, that’s only a speck on ; the card! > A. H. G. —No, sir; that’s C. B. Ryan, or it’s an Old Jersey muskeeter! To My Grand-Daughter, Anna Curtin —One Year Old To-Day. Sweet babe, one cycle in life’s journey To-day has passed for you— To join those countless years of ages past Men call Eternity! Thy native charms our hearts have won In that short year, baby ; In manner sweet and loveliness Few may compare with thee. Th}- laughing eyes, of mildest blue ; Thy raven locks so rare ; Thy dimpled cheeks and rosy lips Make up a picture fair. Those graceful lines play’ng round thy mouth ; Thy shapely, dimpled chin ; Together do they all combine Admiration true to win. I fain would press you to my heart, (Child of my child art thou !) But fate decrees I must forego That sweetest pleasure now. But fate may not these thoughts suppress— That fondly flow to the.e ; And within my heart the hope is strong Of a re-united family. And often as this day we bless Returns, sweet child, for you, With love increasing—while I’m here I’ll sing your praises true ! M. A. Chambers. Warrington, Fla., July 26, 1912. Policy and Purpose of the Asso ciated Boards of Trade of Maryland. Maryland’s Splendid Chances No other State equals Maryland in natural resources. Few, if any, com pare with her. Sea and soil, field and forest, mine and quarry, yield food and otlur necessities of vast variety and finest quality. The great bay and the ocean help make the climate near ly ideal for pleasure and for labor of all kinds. Water-courses furnish both power and avenues of communication. Railroad facilities are of the best, and the already fine system of public roads is being extended and improved. The energy and skill of man have made great use of the material and oppor tunities furnished by nature. Mary land is a great State in civic develop ment, in agriculture, in commerce and in manufactures; a delightful State in climate, in scenery and in social development. Man’s efforts to take advantage of what Maryland offers always open up new possibilities. Maryland is indeed a State within whose bounds exist boundless oppor tunities. Activity of Competitors And yet, many other States, with less to work on, have done relatively more than we. Some have done ac tually more. Many sections, with fewer attractions for men and money, and these attractions inferior to ours, are more widely and more favorably known than Maryland, her resources and her opportunities. Less favored by nature and more prodded by competition, they have realized more fully than we the neces sity of active co-ooperation and modern publicity. By having the good sense to use them, they have largely offset and in some cases en tirely overcome the natural advant ages of competing sections. How to Hold Our Own Bj t practicing the same degree of co-operation and using similar pub licity-methods, Marjdand can main tain the natural advantage she pos sesses in superior natural resources. Without such practices we disregard our opportunity and proportionately throw away our advantage. To keep abreast of the times, each city, town and section of Maryland must use the same general methods that have been profitably employed elsewhere. To get the fullest measure of results, they must act together through some central agency. That central agency, in turn, must work at all times to promote the interests of each city, town and section. Each has its own particular needs, and the lines of action on which they should specialize are not alwa3 r s the same. All have a great deal in common, however, and the promotion of either the commerce or the good repute of any reflects helpfully on its neighbors. 11l Maryland’s exceptional diversity there is a unity of interest equally ex ceptional. These observations show why Mary land needs some such organization as the Associated Boards of Trade of Maryland, and show also what our policy must be in order to carrj r out our purpose of business building throughout Maryland by business building in every section. The Local Organization The rallying-point of sensible men in any community is the local com mercial organization. Such organi zations are too often handicapped by lack of funds and by lack of desire in individuals to work to gether for the common good. Not enough persons realize fully enough that it pays to pull together. A part of the work of the Associated Boards of Trade of Maryland will be to help existing commercial organizations to increase their membership; strengthen their finances and bring more indi viduals into the work of the organi zations. This all makes for increased efficiency and increased local pros perity. Scholastic. Miss Isabelle M. Brown, of the faculty of the South-Eastern State Normal School, Durant, Oklahoma, is spending her vacation at the family home in Woodland. The young lady ’ is a daughter of Mrs. Margaret Brown 1 and graduated several years ago from - the Frostburg State Normal School. 1 She was a pupil of Prof. E. D. Mur ' daugh then, and is now one of his assistants. Journalistic. P. L. Livengood', lately editor of the Windber (Pa.) Era , has joined his t brother —W. S. Livengood, in the edi torial and business conduct of the : Meyersdale (Pa.) Republican. Both gentlemen are stalwarts in the uews i paper world, and while the Republican has been a model weekly, it is not too , much to expect that the alliance will much enhance its force and influence. HENRY F. COOK, Manager WHOLE NUMBER 2,130 Jewel Presentation. At a meeting of Mountain Castle, No. 16, Knights of the Golden Eagle, Tuesday evening, 30th inst., in Wit- I tig’s Hall, a most delightful surprise was sprung upon Past Grand Chief George H. Wittig. Mr. Wittig, a charter member of the Castle, has served as Keeper of Ex chequer all the time—24 years. Recently the representatives of Mountain Castle succeeded in having the Grand Castle confer the Past Grand Chief’s degree upon Mr. Wittig as a mark of the honor and esteem in which he is held by his local “/raters." Since then this event has been planned, and only a few days ago the members succeeded in securing the jewel—all unknown to Mr. Wittig. Past Chief Henry P. Cook was des ignated to make the presentation, and at the appointed time addressed the Castle, later presenting Mr. Wittig with the jewel. In presenting the jewel Mr. Cook spoke in part as follows : “Noble Chief and Brother Sir Knights “ Were I capable of expressing in commensurate language the beautiful and touching sentiments embodied in the act which I have been appointed to perform, then, indeed, would both feelings and expressions harmonize. “As it is, however, I can but faintly convey and weakly portray the spirit which prompts this action, causing our hearts and hands to unite in a tangible token of love and appreciation for one whose ‘Fidelity, Valor and Honor’ have placed him in the fore front of our Order as an exemplary man, citizen and brother. “The art of giving is the most an cient of which we have any historical record. “Gifts, like many other deeds, sym bolize peculiar traits of character not always accompanied by beneficial or agreeable results. “God gave Adam Eden and domin ion over every living thing, thus placing man next in importance to Himself and honors superior to all other created things. “Not satisfied with the extraordinary recognition already conferred upon Adam, God further supplements it b}' giving Eve to be a helpmeet and sharer of his joys—there were no sor rows in those days. “Then Eve gave Adam an apple and the rest of the story is familiar to all. “So, we see, all through life that different gifts have different results— good when tendered in a proper spirit for helpful purpose and glorious end ; bad when given in contravention of Divine laws and customs. “The true value of a gift can be estimated only by that which enters into it. “The gift of precious stones and metals, in comparison with other gifts, may sink into insignificance and per ish with the giving. “But who can measure the value of a friend, a smile, a brotherly hand clasp, the love, honor, respect and esteem of his fellow-man ? “The doll to a poor child, the flower to the invalid, the kiss to mother, obedience to father, the lover’s em brace, the fraternal hand-clasp—all these are unpurchaseable and of infi nitely more value than dollars and cents. “The gift which I am about to be stow is of comparatively little intrin sic value, but it embodies a recogni tion of ‘faithful and continued service,’ the love, respect and esteem of its do nors and, above all, the symbols of our own Noble Order. “Brother Wittig, you will receive this little token as an outward express ion of the heartfelt gratitude of this united body for your long, honorable and faithful service in behalf of all the brethren of this organization wherever they may be. “It also typifies the fact that you have reached the highest pinnacle of honor within the gift of the members of the Grand Castle, and carries with it the best wishes of those here assem bled that you may be permitted, through the grace of God, to remain long amongst us to cheer, counsel and advise, and, at last, when the death angel shall summon us—that we may meet around that throne where ‘the cross which upon earth has so often been hidden by the darkness of crime and wrong, shall stand out in bold re lief, without a shadow, without a cloud, radiant in brilliancy and bright in the splendor of its golden rays.’ ” Mr. Wittig’s surprise was complete, the touching tribute and his response having a marked effect upon those assembled. Among the officials present were Grand Chief J. C. Mullan, of Western port ; Past Grand Chief Peter Gam mert and Grand High Priest Elmer S. Kight, of this place. After felicitating Mr. Wittig refresh ments were served, thus ending what all present declared the most enjoya ble meeting ever held by them. The Lapp’s Hill Wall. East Saturday evening the electric road track was removed to its perma nent position on Gapp’s Hill —a few inches farther from the northern em bankment, preparatory to the con struction of the retaining wall on that side. The wall will be 800 feet in length; 18 inches through at base, tapering to about 10 inches at top, and will range in height from about 12 inches at ends to feet at the middle. It will be of concrete throughout, 17S cubic yards, and Joseph Brady, contractor, expects to have it com pleted not later than the 15th inst. 2,256. Concluding the list with last week’s , issue of the Jotjrnai,, it is ascertained that invitations have been sent to 2,256 former residents of Frostburg. This large number does not include many former residents who live with in the county—people who are re . garded as “at home,” or so close that a general invitation to them to come will bring them. It seems almost incredible that so many people have lived here within, say two generations, in addition to ■ our own remaining thousands, but . now residing in different sections of ■ the country. The Home-Coming, therefore, will i not only bring former residents back ■ to see home people, but very many • j who live abroad will meet each other i | who, otherwise, might never have en l j joyed that pleasure. It will be a great time!