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The Frostburg Mining Journal Its Patrons, One and All, a Happy and Prosperous New Year
Mining Journal. FORTY-FIFTH YHAR. No. 15 HILL ST. PREMIER GRAMMAR SCHOOL Recent Improvements Ren der Popular Institution More Efficient. Supt. Edwards.’ Good Work For some time artisans have been diligently engaged in the work of renovating, improving and beautify ing the Hill Street School in this city, and the work is now completed. Su perintendent Edwards, who has spar ed neither pains nor expense in the improvement of this efficient and well conducted institution of learning, is to be congratulated upon his eminent achievements. The entire building, from basement to attic, has been gone over, repairs having been made where necessary, the walls of the several rooms tinted with artistic colors after the most up-to-date methods, and in thorough keeping with the approved scheme of light and shadow effects, the wood work throughout has been refinished, finest blackboards, known as Hylo plate, placed in position, shelves add ed to the library to provide space for the constantly increasing number of volumes being added, besides other improvements not noted in this article. The work was completed under the efficient and able superintendency of Charles S. Jeffries, a well known and popular local contractor and builder, and he, too, is desrving of his share of the glory in connection with the successful and competent consumma tion of these great improvements. The Hill Street School for years has been looked upon as being one of Al legany county’s most efficient institu tions of learning, and it is now con ceded to hold the flattering position as the leading grammar school of the county, a distinction of which the citizens of Frostburg should feel proud. The school, however, has been fortunate in that it has always been presided over by a competent principal and \ corps of instructors. Prof. Patrick O’Rourke, whose ability as an educa tor is unquestioned, some months ago was transferred to the State Normal School as instructor in pedagogy, and he was succeeded by Mrs. Mary J. Rank, the present principal, who is succeeding admirably in keeping the school up to its high degree of effi- ! ciency. Frostburg is blessed with good schools—Beall High, State Normal, Hill Street and Grahamton—each of which is accomplishing a great and grand work, and The Journal takes great pleasure at all times in encour aging the work along lines educa tional. The noble army of competent and painstaking teachers in the pub lic schools of* Frostburg are, in The Journal’s estimation, deserving of vastly more credit than they, perhaps, receive, but nevertheless, the efforts they are putting forth are productive of most excellent results. John Boston Hangs Self at Sylvan Retreat John Boston, 56 years old, of Lona coning, committed suicide Sunday morning at Sylvan Retreat, where he was an inmate, by hanging himself with a bed sheet. He had been an in mate of that institution since August 1. He was suffering with acute de mentia and said he wanted to die. Extra precautions had been taken to prevent him from taking his life. In making his round at 5:30 o’clock the guard noticed nothing unusual in his room, but wfien he again visited it at 6:30 o’clock he found Boston’s lifeless body dangling with one end of the bed sheet securely tied to the iron bars which covered the window and the other wrapped around his neck. After releasing him the guard at once called Dr; E. H. White, the county physician, who arrived a few minutes later and pronounced life ex tinct, death being due to a broken neck. Coroner William H. Shaw was called and after viewing the body deemed an inqnest unnecessary and had it re moved to the Stein morgue, where it was prepared for burial and taken to Eonaconing, his late home, for inter ment. He is survived by three brothers —Elliott Boston, of Cumberland ; Wil liam Boston,jiLTie+mrtftra'f'aticl Thom as Boston, of Lonaconing. Three sisters also survive. They are—Mrs. John Richmond, of Lonaconing ; Mrs. Adam Nelson, of Nebraska, and Mrs. Mollie Richmond, of New Hampshire. ElKs Attend Funeral. A number of members of the local lodge of Elks went to Western port on the 7 o’clock car Sunday morning to attend the funeral of Michael P. Gannon, a member of the Frostburg to4%e- POULTRI EXHIBIT MWJOMING UP Preparations Well Under Way for Big Annual Fvent. There’ll Be Side Attractions Matters are shaping up nicely for the big Poultry exhibition to be held in Stern’s Hall, Frostburg, February 1,2, 3, 4 and 5, under the auspices of the Western Maryland Poultry Asso ciation, Inc. The several committees are hard at work, and their labors are bearing fruit, as it is now certain, taking into consideration all the re ports to that end, that this particular show will be the largest and most suc cessful in the history of the organi zation, which has now been in exist ence for the past ten years. The ag gressive work on the part of the asso ciation’s competent and hustling offi cers and committees is alone respon sible for what has already been ac complished to insure the success of the coming event, and not one of them is leaving a single stone unturned to make the show next February the biggest ever. This, the tenth annual exhibition of the association, will not be. restricted rigidly to standard breeds of poultry, and there will be one or more added sections of rare and ornamental birds as an added attraction. Besides the living specimens, for which there will be coop space for 1,000, there will be an interesting array of commercial exhibits, including everything that a poultryman needs, from a sanitary drinking fountain to a hen house. Each day of the show will have dif ferent action and features, and one of the interesting periods will be the children’s hour. At stated times each day during the week the children of the various schools of Frostburg and vicinity will be escorted through the various rows of coops, and the various breeds of fowls will be thoroughly explained to them by parlies compe j tent to do the work. And for those who wish to engage in poultry raising in a manner scientific, there will be a fine array of charts and statistics, as well as lectures by poultry experts. The show will be held in the two sections of Stern’s Hall, West Union street, which is conceded to be the largest and best appointed public hall in Allegany county in which to hold events of this nature. Besides one of the best poultry exhibits ever shown in Allegany county,, there will also be, as an auxiliary feature, a very beau tiful display of all kinds of fancy work, for which the ladies of Allega ny and Garrett counties seem to pos sess a penchant, and for design and execution of which they have in past exhibits earned a reputation that is not second to any community any where. Do not lose sight of the big poultry event. Remember the dates—paste them in your hats—February 1,2, 3, 4 and 5, 1916. Talk it up, boost it in every possible manner, and thus help in the making of the biggest event of its kind yet held in Western Maryland. Presbyterian Entertainment. A delightful entertainment was giv en the children at the Presbyterian Church Monday night. The program was rendered in a creditable manner, each performing his part well. Following is the program: Song, “That Wondrous Night;” responsive reading; prayer, by Rev. J. N. Beall, followed by the Lord’s Prayer; recita tion, Jack Hanson; song, “Glad Tid ings,” by Miss Colburn, school sung the chorus; recitation, Helen Ramsey; recitation, Lola Bennett; song, Ken neth Condrey; star drill; song, school, “We Will'Hail Him;” recitation, Belle Stoddard; recitation, Betty Hohing; calendar exercise, Miss Colburn’s class; recitation, Margaret Hanson; recitation, Robert Jones; song, Miss Evelyn Prichard; recitation, Ruth En ■ gle; song, school, “Come and Wor -1 ship;” remarks by J. N. Beall; exer cise, Miss Parker’s class; song, “The Saviour’s Natal DAy.” i , May Derr Passed Away. i May Derr, aged II years, who sev • eral weeks ago was taken to the Mary : land General Hospital, Baltimore, i suffering with nasal hemorrhages, ■ died in that institution Friday morn ing of last week. Her mother died at > Pocahontas, Pa., when she was but ' six years of age, and since that time ' she has made her home with Mr. and ’ Mrs. Henry Struby, 38 Linden street, ■ this city. She is survived by her ■ father, William Derr, of Pocahontas, • and one sister, Anna, of Meyersdale, • Pa. The body was taken to Green ville township, Somerset county, Pa.; for burial. 1— l Born—To Mr. and Mrs. Michael ) Hoban, Star Junction, Pa., on Christ . mas Day, a son. Mr. Hoban is well ; known in this city, where he formerly resided. FROSTBURG, MARYLAND, SATURDAY. JANUARY 1, 1916 QUESTIONS OF VITAL IMPORT To Come Up for Decision at Next Session of the Mary land Legislature—Prohibition, Race Track Gamb ling Two Features of Program. The Mining Journal To Have Special Correspondent Politics will play a big part in the coming biennial session of the Mary land Legislature, which opens its session the first Wednesday in Janu ary. Politics will figure in the great fight over the liquor question and also in the scheme for extending the boundaries of Baltimore City. Al though the contest for United States Senator will not be fought out until the first Monday in May, when the primaries will be held, the lines will be drawn in the Legislature to a cer tain extent. Prohibition is looked to to provide the subject for the big fight. The Anti-Saloon League forces have de clared for “State-wide prohibition or bust.” Some members of the General Assembly say they will have to con tent themselves with a local option bill, the thing they fought for several years ago and couldn’t get and now do not want. Racing, or rather race-track gamb ling, also will have to stand an on slaught. Its old enemies of two years ago are again threatening to go after it. And another effort will be made to secure the passage of a bill provid ing for the creation of a State-Wide Racing Commission. After the Legislature is organized it will take real team work on the part of the Democrats to get their party measures through. They have a ma jority of but eight votes in the House, certainly not enough to be able to stand much of a split in their ranks. Nor is their majority in the Senate so Former Judge Kendall Died In Michigan U. S. Kendall, former mayor of Fair mont, W. Va., died Sunday at Mt. Clemens, Mich. For a number of years he was judge of the intermedi ate court of Marion county, W. Va. After retiring from the, bench, he lo cated at Detroit where he practiced law. He was a graduate of Yale. In terment was made at the old Kendall homestead near Pocahontas, Somerset county, Pa. Judge Kendall recently underwent an operation. Deceased is survived by three broth ers—Hon. Samuel A. Kendall, Mey ersdale, Pa. ; Prof. John C. Kendall, Baltimore ; Jacob L. Kendall, Pitts burgh, Pa., all members of the Ken dall Lumber Company, one of the largest concerns of its kind in the United States, operating large mills at Kendall and Crellio, Garrett coun ty, Md., and are about to begin opera tion on a large scale at Roseburg, Oregon. Three sisters also survive, Mrs. John Baker, Meyersdale, Pa. ; Mr. J. E. Baker, Greenville, township, Pa., and Miss Mattie Kendall, a teacher in the Homestead, Pa., public schools. Died In Chicago. Abraham Jenkins, aged 58, died in Chicago last Friday of Miners’ asth ma, after an illness of a few days. Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins spent last Sep tember here and were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Griffith and Mrs. George Walters, of Ocean. The coup le came here by the way of Califor nia and intended to leave at New York for England and from there em bark for New South Wales, Australia, thus making a trip around the world. The deceased was visiting at the home of his nephew, John E. Chubb, who is a traveling salesman for Griscom- Russell of Phicago, at the time of his death. Freal-Harris Nuptials. Edward Freal, son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Freal, Washington street, and Miss Letitia Harris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reese Harris, Grahamtown, were united in marriage at the manse of the First Presbyterian Church, this city, Monday evening, at 7:30 o’clock, hy the Rev. J. N. Beall. The attend ants were Miss Edith Powell and Wm. Hanna. The bride wore a blue suit. The bridesmaid was dressed in brown. . A large reception was held at their new home, 114 Maple street, immedi ately after the ceremony. Irvin Kyle, of Brookland, Pa., vis ited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Kyle, East Loo street, several days ■ last week. Miss Ida Sacks, of Mechanic street, . departed on Monday for a visit with Baltimore relatives and friends. big that they can afford to have much division. They have 16 of the 27 members, or a majority of five. The carrying out of the economy and efficiency program that Governor elect Harrington advocates should occasion but little trouble if both par ties really desire to fulfill their plat form pledges. But there are gener ally a good many men in the General Assembly who don’t give a hang for platforms once they get into office. A quiet counting of noses among the members of the Legislature is be ing made by both the Anti-Saloon League and its opponents. While neither side is giving out information, it is the general opinion that the Anti-Saloon League people occupy a very strong position and will be able to compel the passage of an aot de signed to curtail the sale of liquor. It is taken for granted that the fight will be between State-wide pro hibition and State-wide local option. The opponents of the Auti-Saloon League, which wants prohibition, may attempt at first to prevent the passage of any legislation favored by that organization. But it is believed the majority of the members of the next Legislature will favor some sort of temperance legislation. The one man to whom the liquor people could look for parliamentary leadership that would block the natural disposition of the majority was defeated. That man was Senator Benson, of Baltimore county. So it would seem to be very probable, indeed, that the forces op- Dr. Wilson to Direct Grand Opera Concert I The services of Dr. George H. Wil son have, been secured by the ladies of the Miners Hospital Auxiliary to direct a grand opera concert to be held in Frostburg on the evening of February 22. The event will be staged at the Frostburg Opera House. Madam Shumway, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Charles W. Troxell, of New York City, assisted by Mrs. W. J. Cramer, of Cumberland, and number of prominent vocalists, will, upon this occasion, present a scene from one of the most popular grand operas. Aside from this main feature there will be solos, duets, a quartet and chorus, besides numbers from instru mentalists: An augmented orchestra will play the accompaniment. The people of Frostburg have not forgot ten the concert of last year, when the large audience went into ecstacies over the program, and it is thought that the concert this coming season will even eclipne the effort at that time. Allegany Co. Leads In Tax Increase An interesting report on the in . crease of assessment, outside of Balti ■ more city and Baltimore county, on ’ intangible personal property subject to . the low tax rate, has been made by - Allan Girkwood, secretary of the State • Tax Commission, and it shows a re ’ markable increase. It shows a net - increase of 118 per cent. The total , increase amounts to $24,640,318. The greatest increase is an Allegany : county, with $4,568,514. Next comes > Anne Arundel, with $1,930,273. Cecil’s - increase is $1,264,721, and that of s Frederick $1,230,370. The increase in the other counties are as follows: Montgomery,s93s,42o ; Somerset,ss4l,- 768; Wicomico, $499,270; Washington, . $489,630; Garrett, $351,742 ; Hartford, l $343,796; Talbot, $266,285 ; Worcester, . $243,778; Howard, $227,597; Carroll, , $212,085; Kent, $141,480; Prince : Georges, $127,780; Queen Anne’s, s $97,770; Caroline, $89,303 ; Dorchester, , $42,878; Calvert, $17,759; St. Mary’s, - $12,801. Charles county showed a . decrease of $18,400. Although the increase in Somerset . county is $541,768, this represents an r increase of 425 per cent., which is the - highest. James Hanna and friend, George _ Ross, who were guests over Christmas Of the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. s Ulysses Hanna, returned on Tuesday to Jeannette. Pa. , William Stokes, of Pittsburgh, Pa., l is the guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Stokes, East Main street. posed to the Anti-Saloon League’s program will have to center upon State-wide local option. Their purpose has been to have the Legislature submit a prohibition amendment to the State Constitution to the people, in the event they won a three-fifths majority in each branch. Such a majority is necessary to sub mit a proposal to amend the Constitu tion. And if they failed to secure such a majority, but got a flat major ity in each branch, they have planned to pass a prohibition act with a refer endum. Inasmuch as the referendum amendment to the Constitution was adopted at the last election, any pro hibition act could be brought before the people for a vote and its operation suspended until after the votes had decided. It is not believed that the temper ance advocates have enough votes in the Legislature to submit an amend ment to the Constitution, but it may be that they are close to having enough to pass a prohibition act. The holdover members of the State Senate must be considered very carefully in any calculation as to State-wide pro hibition. There are 13. During the coming session of the Legislature The Mining Journal has arranged for special correspondence, and will keep its readers posted on the proceedings of both branches of the legislative body. If you want to know what is going on at Annapolis during the next several months, you will be wise in becoming a subscriber. B. & 0. Making Ready For Monster Engines In order to admit of placing in oper ation several monster locomotives on what is known as the Yoder Hill, be tween Rockwood and Sand Patch, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company is busy making the necessary changes in its line between these two points to accommodate the large engines. These engines are known as the “Sixty Hundred” type, weighing about 180 tons, and possess a pulling capacity of twice the power of the locomotives now in use. Above the wheels they are wider, and this ne cessitates the separation of the east and west-bound tracks a distance of about thirteen feet, so that there will be no interference in passing. Work men ere now engaged at this work in Meyersdale, and the short curve in the Keystone cut is being eliminated. It is not expected that the tracks will be in shape for the installation of these powerful machines before June next. Masons Elect Officers. Mountain City Lodge, No. 99, An cient Free and Accepted Masons, of this city, at the stated meeting of the lodge, held on Thursday night, elect ed the following officers to serve for the ensuing term : Worshipful Master —Dr. J. C. Pfeif fer. Senior Warden—Alexander G. Close. Junior Warden—Jonathan Sleeman. Secretary— Josiah Ford. Treasurer—James A. McLuckie. To Preach Trial Sermons. Rev. Leo D. Horn, McConnellstown, Pa., will conduct the morning and evening services at Salem Reformed Church, January 2. Preparatory ser vice will be held Saturday evening at 7:30 o’clock. A large attendance is desired, as Rev. Horn is a probable candidate for pastor of this church. Frostburger Admitted to Bar. Ed. J. Ryan, of this city, has suc cessfully passed the bar examination and will be recommended for admis sion, accordihg to an announcement of the State Board of Law Examiners, consisting of D. G. Mclntosh, Steven son A. Williams and John Hinkley. The board has just completed the rat ings of the examination held on No vember 29 and 30, 1915. Fifty-three successfully passed the test. Mr. Ryan was a member of the first grad uating class of La Salle Institute and studied law under A. A. Doub at the latter’s office in Cumberland. The Epworth League of the First Methodist Episcopal Church will hold an interesting watch night service to night (Friday) at 11 o’clock, the same to continue past midnight into the I New Year. CELEBRATE THEIR I GQLDQMMEDDM Mr. and Mrs. Eanest Seifert ! Principals in the Happy Event on Monday. Both Are Esteemed Citizens ] On Monday many relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Seifert j visited the home of the well-known and aged couple, 246 East Main street, j for the purpose of extending congrat- , ulations upon the celebration of the , fiftieth anniversary of their wedding. ( Many handsome and appropriate j presents were received, among them, . one from Rev. C. F. Fleck, of Scran- ■ ton, Pa., a former pastor of Zion ( Evangelical Church, of which Mr. ( and Mrs. Seifert have been honored , and active members for many years. , Mr. Seifert, who is 75 years of age, labored in the mines until a few years ago, since which time he has been leading a retired life. He is a native of Germany, emigrating to this coun- , try when he was but fourteen years ( of age. , Mrs. Seifert’s maiden name was ( Miss Anna Kole, also of the same na- ■ tionality as her husband, both of ( whom have been honored and esteem ed citizens of Frostburg for more . than half a century. They were unit- , ed in marriage by Rev. Aughe, at one time pastor of the Bedford St. Luth eran Church, Cumberland. The Jour- . nal joins with the hosts of friends of Mr. and Mrs. Seifert in wishing for . them many more years of connubial bliss, and if such a thing could be, hopes that they may live to celebrate their diamond anniversary. Secret Societies Elect Officers KNIGHTS OK THE GOI.DEN EAGEE. Castle No. 16, Knights of the Gol den Eagle, reorganized on Tuesday evening for the year, as follows: Noble Chief—Peter Lemmert. Vice Chief—Walter F. Logsdon. High Priest —M. T. Cooper. Venerable Hermit —Richard O. Lay man. M. of R.—John H. Dunstan. C. of E.—Conrad Knieriem. Sir Herald—Elmer Kight. K. of E G. H. Wittig. , Trustees —M. T. Cooper, Henry Lehr, Henry Mayer. Widows’ and Orphans’ Committee — : M. T. Cooper, Henry Lehr, G. H. Wit tig. Rep. to Grand Castle—John T. Wag : ner. P. O. S. OF AMERICA. Washington Court, No. 41, Patriotic Sons of America, Monday evening, l elected the following officers: President —Albert Caple. : Vice President—John Devore, i Master of Forms —Thomas G. Jef ■ fries. I Recording Secretary—C. Rodda. ’ Financial Secretary —John Tim : mons. Treasurer —William Hanna. Conductor—Edward Philpot. Trustee —Thomas H. Morgan. William C. Morgan, as organizer, is preparing to institute a court of the : order in Eckhart this month. The " State secretary, Wm. J. Hays, of Bal r timore, will be present at the institu tion, and will also deliver an address " in this city upon the subject, “The Book of Books.” • JUNIOR ORDER OF U. A. M. The following officers for the en suing year were elected by Freedom Council, No. 123, Junior Order of .Unit ed American Mechanics, on Monday > evening: 1 Councilor—John G. Merrbach. J Vice Councilor—Daniel C. Miller. Recording Secretary—R. F. Chaney, t Assistant Secretary —James Conrad. s Financial Secretary—John H. Dun e stan. Treasurer—J. J. Price. Warden—Fred Hager. Conductor—Ellsworth Thomas. Inside Sentinel—Thos. L. Popp, j Outside Sentinel—Edward Kroll. Trustees—James E. Crump, James t Coddington, Thomas Lewis. , Rep. to State Council—Daniel C. . Miller, Jr. Hager. Chaplain —James E. Crump. The council is preparing for a large e turnout at the get-together meeting ._ to be held at Lonaconing on the even ing of January 7th. d ■*” e Clarence Stevens, of Allegany, and Miss Grace Irene Short, of Salisbury, Pa., were married Monday evening at t the parsonage of the First Methodist d Episcopal Church, this city, by Rev. >- John Helps Bickford, D. D. Mr. and I e Mrs. Stevens will reside in Allegany, | e where the former is employed as a miner. WHOLE NUMBER 2,309 BERKEV'S TRBLLEY LIJWGBIK Might Form Fink in Cum berland-!ohnstown Con- • nection. Dream of Several Promoters Actual construction on the trolley line that is to connect Somerset with Johnstown, and later extended to Rockwood, or via Berlin to Garrett to connect with the line of the Pennsyl vania & Maryland Street Railway that is now in operation between Gar rett and Salisbury, was commenced at the Johnstown end, and the work is progressing- at a rate that promises to complete the work, as far as Som erset, at least, by the end of another year. Referring to the progress of the work, the Somerset (Pa.) Standard publishes the following : “J. A. Vandergrift, head of the con tracting firm which will construct the Johnstown-Somerset electric railroad, spent Friday at Somerset in confer ence with the civil engineers and oth ers. The trolley company’s office is on the third floor of the Berkey build ing, where the engineers are at work daily. “Officials of the company say that unless there are unexpected delays the road will be in full operation be fore the expiration of another year. “The first division of the line oper ated will be that portion between Kelso and Jerome. Every bit of the right-of-way between those places has been graded, it is said. Rails ordered from the Cambria Steel company are being turned out and several consign ments have been distributed along the route. “The Kelso-Jerome division will be 10 miles in length. After that sec tion has been made ready for traffic the engineers and construction gang will start work at Jerome and lay the track over the route selected for the Boswell division. When this branch is constructed work will be started at Rockwood and tracks will be laid from that place to Somerset. “The line will operate through the following townships: Milford, Som erset, Lincoln,Jenner and Conemaugh. The towns included in the route are Rockwood, Milford, Somerset, Harri son, Belmont, Jenner, Boswell, Je rome, Holsopple, Davidsville and Kel so, ad'stance of about 36 miles, leav ing about four miles between the cen ter of Johnstown and the end of the line. The road can be reached from here either by connections with other electric lines or a proposed extension of the main road into this city. “The financial construction of the road is being handled by J. A. Vander grift & Co., Inc., of New York, who have agreed to take $1,250,000 of the first mortgage bonds. The bonds are secured by cumulative first mortgage upon the property of the company. It owns its right-of-ways in fee. Its franchises are said to be practically perpetual. They have been made for a period of 60 years, twice the life of the term of the bonds and contain a provision for renewal for an indefinite period.” The possibility of extending the line from Salisbury to Frostburg to con nect with the Cumberland & Western port lines, may be just a trifle prema ture to mention at this time, but such a move is by no means out of the question. Cumberland and Johnstown trolley connection has been the dream of several promoters, and it now be gins to appear that such a thing might really happen. Rephorn Is Being Treated By Specialist From the Meyersdale (Pa.) Repub lican of last week we learn that John W l . Rephorn, a native of Eckhart, who last November was elected treas urer of Somerset county, Pa., was taken to Chicago to take treatment from a specialist. It is reported that he is not improving as rapidly as his friends had hoped for. Mr. Rephorn, who at one time resided in Meyers dale, injured his spine some years ago while trying to lift a broken-down automobile out of the road, and has scarcely been able to walk since. His hosts of friends earnestly hope that his physical condition will improve so that he will be enabled to conduct the business ot his office personally and serve out his entire term. Robertson-Tliomas. John Emery Robertson, of Cham bersburg, Pa., and Miss Ida Jane Thomas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Thomas, Wrights Crossing, were married ,Christmas eve by Rev. J. L. Ward, Cumberland. Mr. Rob ertson left Monday for Pittsburgh, where he is employed. Mrs. Robert . i son will reside at home with her par ents for the present.