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The Maryland State Game and Fish Protective
Association —Aims and Objects.
That Maryland is in need of a good
law covering the whole state, regulat
ing hunting and fishing, the propaga
tion and" protection of game and fish,
etc., has long been recognized. The
above named organization has been
formed to promote such legislation as
is needed, and the aims and objects
of the association are set forth in a
little booklet now being mailed out,
containing the following interesting
The first game law in Maryland was
passed in the year 1730. From 1901 to
1910 Maryland passed 90 game laws,
ranking third in the country in num
ber of game laws passed during this
period of ten j'ears, or an average of
18 game laws per session.
In 1872 a law was passed creating a
license system, and providing closed
days of the week for wild fowl, pro
hibiting night shooting and Swivel
gunning and creating the Duck Police
on the Susquehanna Plats.
In 1896 the office of State Game
Warden, with a salary of S6OO, was
In 1910 the uniform Ducking law and
Bag Limit were added to our State
This represents the State Legisla
tion in Maryland, excepting for a
State act providing open and closed
seasons, to which nearly every county
exempted their territory from its
operation. In the meantime local
bills for game and fish, passed for
counties, rivers and legislative dis
tricts, amounting to several hundred
distinct separate laws, have been
added to our statute books, to the dire
confusion of those who wanted to
obey the law, and to the great delight,
joy and profit to those who who want
ed to violate it.
The wonderful non-revenue produc
ing non-resident county license law
appeared in the late Seventies and
early Eighties in a number of the
counties; it was designed to prevent
unauthorized persons from entering
the county, but now, after a trial last
ing over 30 years, it is not working
any better than it did in 1882, and
there is not the slightest difficulty in
any one, with the assistance of autos,
electric cars, etc., invading any county
in the state, with two exceptions, and
fiever even considering obtaining a
license. Nor in the past 30 years or
more has it produced as much revenue
for game ptotection in all the counties
put together as Baltimore county pro
duced under a modern lieense system
in the year 1912.
There is promiscuous shooting out
_of season in every part of Maryland
If the Baltimore police force were
paid out of the fines collected before
the Police Magistrates, how many
would make a living or take any in
terest in patrolling or preventing
crime? Yet we expect several hun
dred scattered unpaid deputy game
wardens to police 12,000 square miles
of land and water, without financial
assistance, and enforce several hun
dred complicated game and fish laws;
and the state appropriates the paltry
sum of $2,000 per annum to do it on.
It is an impossibility.
We must have a paid deputy game
warden service, as practically every
other state in the Union has; This costs
money, and the Legislature will not
appropriate sufficient money. What
can we do then? Assess each man
who hunts and reaps the benefit of
“more game” the sum of SI.OO per
annum in the manner now in force in
forty states, and called A RESIDENT
Delaware, Pennsylvania and Ohio
have passed this measure this year,
and Virginia will undoubtedly place it
upon its statute books this coming
session. We will then be surrounded
by well policed states, and unless we
do the same, Maryland will be the
dumping g'round for all the undesir
ables from these adjoining states.
We must have this law as a state
measure in 1914. There are 20,000
gunners in Baltimore City who are
willing to be taxed $20,000 for the pro
tection and propagation of game in
the counties, 18,000 of whom are to
day gunning throughout the state
without paying for any license. All
are willing to pay SI.OO towards the
cause, if good for the entire state;
none are willing to pay $5.00 for every
county they stick their nose in. Farm
ers, do you want this $20,000 or over
to keep the trespassers, and out of
season shooters off your farms by
means of a paid deputy game warden
service? And do you want game pur
chased or propagated by the state
and liberated on your property? It is
up to you to decide. If you are satis
fied with the old conditions through
out the state, and depleted covers,
and unlicensed persons overrunning
your farms, stick to the present sys
tem. If you want game, and enforce
ment of the laws, and someone to call
on when you find trespassers shooting
out of season, to arrest and prosecute
them, and have the. rowdy element
eliminated or controlled, see that
your representatives in the coming
Legislature not only vote but work
for The Resident -Hunting License
Bill, which will place us on equal
footing with the other states of this
Think it over; New Yolrk is spend
ing $200,000 per annum under this law;
New Jersey $57,000; Illinois $183,000,
Endorsed by the Maryland Sports
men’s Association, The American
Game Protection and Propagation i
Association, and The Maryland State
Game and Fish Protective Associa
tion, who will work jointly for its
passage this session. '
Following are some extracts from
the proposed new ldw, which the
aforesaid organizations are seeking to '
have passed, and are to be added to '
Article 99 of the Code of Public Gen
eral Laws and to be known as Sections
67 to 74:
67. Provides that all persons shall
obtain a licenses to hunt in the state
of Maryland. Issued by the clerks of '
the Circuit Courts in the counties,
and the clerk of the Superior Court of
Baltimore City. If a non-resident of
the state, the cost is SIO.OO. If a non
resident land owner to the assessed
value of $500.00, the cost is $1.00; if a
resident of the state, the cost is $1.00;
can be obtained by mail; expires June
1 each year and is not transferable.
68. Requires the licensee to sign
the license in ink, and requires per
sons to have licenses in their posses
sion when hunting.
69. Provides that owners of farm
lands, their children or tenants shall
have a right to hunt on said lands
without any license.
70. Provides that clerks shall semi
annually transmit to the State Treas
urer all money received from licenses,
excepting the fees allowed them for
issuing same, said money to be placed
to the credit of “The State Game Pro
tection Fund,” to be used by the
State Game Warden for game protec
tion; also provides that the state Game
Warden shall file an annual account,
show vouchers for his expenditures,
and give bond for the handling of the
- 71. Provides for a paid Deputy
Game Warden in each county, who
shall receive a salary of $600.00 p ; er
annum "and be allowed an expense
account of not more than $200.00, and
one in Baltimore City, who shall act
as Assistant Game Warden and re
ceive a salary of $800; defines their
duties, requires them to report semi
annually and safeguards their ex
penditures. Their terms are for two
years, recommended by The State
Game Warden, approved by the Coun
ty Commissioners and commissioned
by the Governor.
72. Provides that the money to the
credit of the State Game Protection
Fund shall be expended for the sal
ary of Game Wardens, and the neces
sary expenses of enforcing the laws,
and the balance to be used for pro
tection and propagation of game and
for no other purpose.
" 73. Provides a penalty of SIO.OO to
$25.00 for a violation of any provis
ions of the law, gives jurisdiction to
the Justices of the Peace, and gives
one-half the fine collected to the in
former or person procuring the con
viction, and the other half goes to
The State Game Protection Fund.
74. Exempts the Wardens from
personal liability in enforcing the law.
Takes effect June Ist, 1914.
Interest Increasing as the Close
of the Season Draws Near—Read,
Ladies, Read and See What’s
i Store for You.
Ttfe home team has made some prog
ress the past week, and is still mak
ing some strides toward capturing the
In Cumberland, last Saturday, the
manager of the roundups put in a new
umpire, and our boys here say he is
really, the worst ever. His name is
Hitechew, and he is a product of the
dark lands around the Egyptian field,
selected by Mgr. Russler to umpire
there, and no place but there. We
are certainly pleased that we won’t
have to play any more games with
Mr. Hitechew as the “arbiter,” and
our sympathy goes out to any team
that is so unfortunate as to have to
play ( ball with this man holding the
indicator. No more of this umpiring
on Cumberland exclusively.
Piedmont will play here next Sat
urday, their second game since the
series began, and on Wednesday, 24th
iust., Midland will be here for the last
game of the season. The manage
ment has decided to make this the
greatest game of the season. It will
be designated “Ladies’ Day.” Five
hundred invitations will be sent out to
the ladies of Frostburg and vicinity,
and every lady who is at all interest
ed in the good old national game will
be invited. A handsome prize will be
presented to the prettiest lady on the
grandstand, and a valuable prize will
be awarded the homeliest man on the
bleachers. Competent judges will be
selected to make the awards.
Our team has only five more games
to play; one with Cumberland and
two each with Piedmont and Midland.
It is hoped that they will continue to
plaj- good, hard, honest ball, and land
the flag right here in this good old
Game Laws Ready for Distribution.
The annual publication of the Game
Laws for the United States and Cana
da, issued by the Government, is
ready for distribution and can be had
by writing to Congressman David J.
Lewis, at Washington. It having
been reported that some errors had
crept into this publication, Mr. Lewis
recently requested the Secretary of
State, Robert P. Graham, of Mary
land, to have the publication examined 1
by the State Game Warden, and that
official reports that it gives the laws
of Maryland correctly, except as to
| Talbot county, and the bag limit for :
i English phesants, which is 4. i
Western Maryland Railway Com
pany Greatly Improves Its Facil
ities For Handling Freight.
Increased facilities for the handling
of traffic will be provided upon the
completion of the last of the passing
sidings now being built by the West
ern Maryland Railroad Company, be
tween Hagerstown and Cumberland.
There are fifteen sidings in all, thus
giving the Western Maryland the ef
fect of a double-track line the greater
part of the way between the import
ant points mentioned, and the sidings
are now nearly all completed.
The construction of the additional
passing sidings between Hagerstown
and Cumberland is a part of the im
provement program which has been
carried out by the Western Maryland
during the past few months, with the
view to providing more adequate traf
fic over its lines.
After getting thoroughly acquaint
ed with the conditions on the Western
Maryland, President Fitzgerald an
nounced a few months ago that the
railway company would build the ad
ditional passing tracks between
Hagerstown and Cumberland, and
there was no delay in getting this im
provement work under way. Since
that time, the work has progressed
without interruption.
The new tracks, when in service,
will place the Western Maryland in a
much better position to handle the in
creased volume of business at a lower
operating cost. It will also strength
en its hand, so to speak, in moving
the increased traffic which will be
diverted to its lines, because of the
long-term traffic agreement with the
New York Central System. Under
this agreement, the Western Maryland
reaches Pittsburg and the West, and
is competing for business in these
highly important business centers.
During the past few months, the
Western Maryland has made liberal
expenditures along its line. The
yards at Cumberland have been
extended and a new roundhouse and
engine terminal built. In addition the
company has erected a new passenger
station in that city, as well as new
shops, and power plant to furnish the
necessary light and power. At Ha
gerstown a new passenger station has
been built, and freight yards extend
ed. In Baltimore the company has
not been idle. The freight yards at
Port Covington have been enlarged
and a new open pier built. With
these improvements the company is
well provided with facilities for taking
care of its rapidly growing traffic.
Paint Better.
Better isn’t enough ; paint best.
A man bought “cheap” paint; saved
20c or 30c or 40 or 50c a gallon, didn’t
he ?
Yes, and bought 40 or 50 or 60 or 80
percent more gallons ; hoi|; ; ' hch did
he make on this paint ?
And he paid for painting those gal
lons—a fair day’s work is a gallon
how much did he make on the labor
part of his job ?
He lost a quarter or third of his
How long will it last ? not his money,
the paint ?
Perhaps half as long as Devoe.
How long will his money last, if he
buys other stuff as he bought that
paint ?
Better buy the best paint; it makes
the least bill and least-often.
J. W. Shea, Agent. sells it.
This Former Frostburger Receives
a High Compliment.
The Rev. J. Lewis Evans, who some
years ago was pastor of the Congre
gational church of this city, is now
located at Washington, N. J., where
he is pastor of the First Baptist
Church. However, the Rev. Mr.
Evans still feels an interest in FroSt
burg and recently sent a subscription
to aid The Spirit in getting launched,
for which the editor is duly thankful.
Until recently Rev. Evans was lo
cated at Chester, N. J., and when he
decided to go to Washington with his
family, his congregation passed the
following resolutions:
Whereas, our pastor, Rev. J. Lewis
Evans, has decided to terminate his
pastorate among us because he feels
that he should be doing a larger work
than this field affords him opportunity
for doing, and also because he re
quires additional salary to educate
his sons; therefore
Be it resolved, first, that we, the
Congregational church and congrega
tion, recognize his forceful leadership
since he has been among us, especially
as exemplified by his ability as a
preacher, his faithfulness as pastor,
his interest in Sunday school work,
in missions and in other departments
of church life, together with his
Christian bearing in general.
Resolved, second, that we recognize
with gratitude the amount of work
performed by him in the line of re
pairs, without exception the greatest
within the memory of any of the living
members, having expended on the
same, by a conservative estimate,
over $1,600.
Resolved, third, that we commend
him to any church seeking a live and
energetic pastor and teacher, a wise
administrator, and one who will in
spire any church that is willing to
work to do better and nobler service
for the Master. Trusting that he may
find a larger sphere for a more com
prehensive use of his abilities, and
that he may be blessed in his work, in
behalf of the church and congrega
tion, we respectfully subscribe our
selves. A. Amerman,
David Stryker,
John Fritts,
Committee of the Congregational
In commenting on his removal from
Chester to Washington, a local news
paper says: “The location is favora
ble for the family, as the sons will
pursue their college course at Lafay
ette, which is quite contiguous.”
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