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-FIFTH YHAR. No. 16 FORTY SEWER QUESTION DISCUSSED Corporation Authorities to Probe Sewer Connec tions, Payment Therefor, and by What Au thority Some Taps Were Made. Coasting Privileges To Be Granted The Mayor and Town Council of Frostburg met in regular session on Monday evening. The body was call ed to order by Mayor Samuel R. Tid dy. The roll was called oy Clerk J. S. Metzger, and the following coun cilmen responded : Messrs. Ford, Hughes, Davis, Sullivan and Layman. Councilman Cook arrived late. The minutes of the preceding regular meeting were read and approved. The following reports of officers were read and the same, upon motion, were ordered received and filed : Water Superintendent Conrad Knie riem reported as follows for month ending Dec. 31, 1915 : Cost of labor for month $ 3 73 Cost of pumping for month 65 03 Water in reservoir 21 feet W. C. Noel, Tax Collector, reported as follows for month ending Dec. 31, 1915: Corporate Fund. Uncollected taxes, 1914-15....$ 914 23 Collected during month 32 16 Bal. uncollected $ 882 07 Interest charged, $3.25 Paid treasurer, $35.41 Water Fund. Uncollected Rents — June Quarter, 1914 $ 40 September Quarter, 1914... 8 42 December Quarter, 1914... 13 71 March Quarter, 1915 72 86 Total $ 95 39 Collected during month— Dec. Quarter, 1915 $ 7 48 March Quarter, 1915 11 82 Insolvencies 1 92 Bal. uncollected $ 74 17 Paid treasurer, $19.30. The following collections were re- j ported by Mr. Noel on duplicate of : 1915-16: Corporate Fund. Uncollected last report $3,871 52 Collected during month 305 77 Insolvencies 79 69 Bal. uncollected $3,486 06 j Interest charged, $9.02 Amount paid Treasurer, $314.79 Water Fund. Uncollected Water Rents — June Quarter, 1915 $ 230 55 Sept. Quarter, 1915 1,435 66 Collected during month. . 446 23 Insolvencies 38 79 Bal. uncollected sl,lßl 19 The following is the report of Treas urer E. I. Prichard for the month ending Dec. 31, 1915: Corporate Fund. Cash on hand ...$ 6,961.86 Cash received— Bailiff Griffith. ..$ 28.00 Collector Noel.. 350.20 Clerk Metzger. .. 178.00 C. & P. R. R • ■ • 936.00—58,454 06 Orders paid... 3,243 94 Bal. on hand $5,210 12 Water Fund. Cash on hand $2,623.55 Received from Col lector Noel.. . . 465.53 Supplies sold.. 17.08—53,106 16 Orders paid. . . 489 38 $2,616 78 The usual bills were read and or dered paid, distributed as follows: Corporate $ 917.31 Water 294.35 Total $1,211.66 Street Supervisor Owen Dando, for the Street Committee, reported that Blair street has been placed in good condition, and that the sewer com plained of at the Sullivan property, East Union street, had been repaired to the satisfaction of all concerned by extending the same about 60 feet and opening the ditch along the cemetery road. The light at the property of D. E. Shaffer that had been out of commis sion for some time was reported re paired by the company and has been burning since the 20th of last month. The ordinance prohibiting coasting was discussed, and Mr. Ford thought that some plan could be formulated in order that coasting might be in dulged in on certain streets at stated times, but that coasting upon any of the sidewalks should be suppressed at once. Upon motion the Ordinance Com mittee was empowered to have Attor ney Watson draw up an ordinance permitting the yoijng folks to indulge in the sport of coasting at certain appointed times and at points in town to be selected. Said ordinance is to provide for the protection not only of the coaster, but of the corporation, as well. Mr. Sullivan, who was the author of the motion, thought that it might be well to eliminate the larger bob-sleds and easterns entirely, and in no event would coasting upon the sidewalks be tolerated. Several streets were suggested, among them Frost avenue, Bowery, Green and Hill, as safe thoroughfares upon which the young folks could coast. Former Mayor Henry Mayer thought it unwise to tamper with the present ordinance or even to place a new one upon the statute books of the city, but suggested that the Mayor and Street Committee designate certain streets for the pastime. Mr. Mayer’s suggestion was well received, and will be considered, with others, when the committee named in the motion meets to consider the question. Mr. Atkinson, who served during the year as garbage collector, upon his own request, was allowed to put in half-time at his work during the present month. He will now be on duty three, instead of six days per week, as formerly. William Shaffer, of the H. B. Shaf fer Company, complained of a defec tive drain on the property adjoining their store building, and owned by Mr. Cronley. On account of the con dition of the drain water is caused to accumulate in the cellar of the com plainant. Mayor Tiddy was of the opinion that the complaint of Mr. Shaffer could not be taken up by the Mayor and Council for the reason that the conditions complained of existed only on private property. A committee of ladies from New Hope called upon Mayor Tiddy re garding the charge for water that is being supplied by the corporation to property-owners and tenants in that section. There are seven families on the line, and the total price, as per | the meter, Has heretofore ranged from sl3 to sl6 per month for the seven ! families. For the month of Decem ber the price jumped to $45, and it is on account of this extraordinary price that they complain. It is claimed by them that the meter leaks or is in some manner defective. Water Su perintendent Knieriem reported that he made a thorough test of the line and the meter and found everything perfect, but said that a hydrant, or hydrants, had been leaking badly for months, and attributed the advanced meter reading to this and perhaps other wanton wastes, all thoroughly known to the consumers. A rebate, as at a former time was asked for, but this was objected to as inaugurat ing a dangerous precedent. On mo tion, the matter was referred to the Water Committee for settlement. Clerk Metzger, at the request of Council at its last session, furnished a detailed report of the various sewers of the city, property-owners who have connected, those who have paid and those who have not, as well as those who should and have not connected, together with other interesting data concerning sewers in Frostburg. The fact was developed that there has heretofore been a very unbusinesslike system in vogue in the matter of granting permits, and the fact was also disclosed that many have attach ed to sewers without the formality of obtaining permits. The town author ities will now make an effort to un tangle the skein and bring order out of chaos. Upon motion, the matter was referred to the Sewer Commi.tee, augmented by Clerk Metzger, Attor ney Watson and Engineer Harvey, who were instructed to prepare a comprehensive report and submit the same to council as soon as possible. Tax Collector W. C. Noel, upon ap plication, was granted insolvencies as follows : Special Tax .$ 1.93 Duplicate 1914-15 .. . 16.51 Water Tax 10.85 Total $29.29 Water bills for December quarter amounting to $2,753.92 were placed in the hands of Collector W. C. Noel for collection. Bailiff Thomas Griffith reported fines amounting to $28.00 collected during month of December. Street Supervisor Owen Dando, in his department, expended for labor, hauling and material amounting to $85.49 during December. Mrs. Glorious and Mrs. Nettie Jones were placed on the free water list. There being no further business, council adjourned at 10 o’clock p. m. FROSTBURG, MARYLAND, SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 1916 PRETTY WEDDING AT SIMICHAEL’S Anna A. Byrnes Becomes Bride of Joseph F. Brown Tuesday Morning’. A very pretty wedding was solemn in St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, this city, on Tuesday morn ing, when Miss Anna A. Byrnes, of Eckhart, became the bride of Jo seph F. Brown, of this city. The nup tial high mass was celebrated by the pastor of St. Michael’s, the Rev. Richard O’Neill. The attendants were Lawrence P. McKenna, of Latrobe, Pa., and Miss Eleanor C. Byrnes, of Eckhart, sister of the bride. The bride was attired in a traveling suit of blue broadcloth, a black French hat, and gloves and shoes to match her suit. She also wore a corsage boquet of lilies of the valley, and carried a prayer-book. The bridesmaid was attired in a blue suit corresponding with that worn by the bride, and wore a corsage boquet of sweet peas. The altar was tastily decorated for the event, with lilies and palms, by the sisters of the Ursu line Convent. Immediately following the cere mony the bride and groom departed for New York, in which city, and other eastern cities, they will spend their honeymoon. Mr. and Mrs. Brown will be “at home” to their friends at the Hotel Gladstone, this city, after February Ist inst. The bride, who is a charming, pop ular and accomplished woman, is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Byrnes, well-known residents of Eck hart. She possesses an engaging personality, and will be a welcome addition to Frostburg’s congenial set of young matrons. The groom, Joseph F. Brown, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Brown, East Union street, and is a member of the firm of the Gleason Coal and Coke Company, and president of the Glea son Supply Company, of Gleason, W. Va. He occupies a suite of offices in the Shea Building, this city, which is the business headquarters of the com pany. Mr. Brown is well and favora bly known by scores of people all over Allegany county and along the West Virginia Division of the Western | Maryland Railway. A large company of relatives and ! friends witnessed the ceremony in St. Michael’s Church. The Mining Jour nal joins with the host of friends of the newlyweds in wishing for them a pleasant and profitable journey over the too frequently tempestuous mat rimonial sea. Consol Company Expects Great Year That 1916 will probably be an un precidented year for the Consolidation Coal Company, from the standpoint of coal production, is indicated by the contracts which have been placed call ing for the delivery of 5,000.000 tons of coal during the next 12 months ■ from the Elkhoru valley of Kentucky alone. This means that this rich coal , section of the Blue Grass state, which contains many hundred thousand acres of valuable coal land, will pro . duce more fuel products in 1916 than it has in its whole past history. The names of the consumers who . have placed the hugh orders for Elk . horn coal are not divulged at this time, . but it is intimated that they represent = some of the largest manufacturing . plants in the United States. The Consolidation is making every = provision to handle all deliveries promptly. Necessary improvements have been made to increase miningop erations in the Elkhorn valley, and - the Consolidation is also opening up new mines on its other properties to take care of the enormous business > which it expects in 1916. L The current year will be probably , the best in the history of the Consoli dation to date. No tonnage figures are being made public at this time, but they will be forthcoming shortly. They will show that the earnings of the corporation far exceeded those for the previous fiscal year. At the present time the Consolida tion is rushing work on its new mines in the Helen’s Run district of West Virginia. These mines will be reached by the Western Maryland Company, j which is now building an extension in these regions at a cost of over half a million dollars. 1 The Western Maryland expects that i the tonnage from these mines will be at least 5,000,000 tons annually within I the next three or four years. 5 Declares Dividend. At a meeting of the directors of the s Fidelity Savings Bank of Frostburg, held one day last week, a semi-annual , dividend of 6 per cent, was declared. I I This makes a total of twelve per cent, j paid in dividends for the year 1915. Mr. Wheelwright 1 Comesto line Miners Hospital to Benefit by Generosity of President of Consol. Co. The closing of the Miners Hospital f because of lack of funds, due to the failure to obtain any appropriation . from the State legislature during the . past year, was probably prevented by an act of J. H. Wheelwright, presi dent of the Consolidation Coal Compa ny, Tuesday. Mr. Wheelwright, learn . ing of the plight of the institution - through H. V. Hesse, vice president, I and R. Annan, treasurer, offered to loan $6,000, without interest, to the [ board of directors. The following , telegram to Mr. Hesse and Mr. Annan . explaining the act: Baltimore, Md., Jan. 4, 1916. : Referring to the correspondence ’ which you and Treasurer Annan of t the Miners Hospital board had with r me in regard to the inability of the s Miners Hospital board to get any of - the $6,000 that was appropriated by the last legislature to the hospital, - and also the inability of the hospital I board to borrow at any bank on their 1 nofe any part of this sum, and unless I this money can be furnished in all i probability this most worthy institu : tion will have to close. I think the latter would be a calam ity and, therefore, I will personally ■ advance on the hospital note, without . interest, to be refunded if and when the appropriation by the last legisla- ' ■ ture is paid any part or all the $6,000 ■ that is due them. The board can : draw sight draft on me at any time. ' ; With best wishes for the institution for the coming year. j. H. Wheelwright, Pres. Consol. Coal Co. m ( Midlothian Mine To Be Reopened After being closed for more than three years the old mine openings of : the Bowery Coal Company which are i located at Midlothian, this county, were reopened the first of January. A l number of prominent coal men have , obtained control of this property and ■ have organized the Midlothian Coal : Company. l John R. Hamilton, general mana • ger of the Georges Creek Coal Com - pany, of Lonaconing, has been elect ed president of the new company, and George Tennant, of Borden Shaft, has been chosen general manager. The new openings of a little vein and a big vein and the holdings of the new company comprise about 300 acres. The big vein of coal runs from 10 to 12 feet in height while the little - vein is from three to five feet. These i mines having been closed for so long f a time a great deal of work will be i necessary in cleaning up the different - “places” within the opening before 3 the real work of getting out the coal s begins. The company commenced the ; work of reopening their mines Monday 1 morning and to start at least ten men l will be employed. I A number of the raemers of the - Bowery Coal Company have retained i their interest in the new company and some of them have been made direc -3 tors of the Midlothian Coal Company. - With the opening of these mines the , people of Borden Shaft are hoping t for a revival of busy times in the min r itig region during the coming year. Only recently the old Borden Shaft V mine was opened by the Consolidation s Coal Company giving employment to s a large number of men, and today - three shifts are in force at this place 3 which was closed for a great many j years. o Those interested in the new compa s ny at Midlothian are not in a position at this time to say in just what condi y tion the openings are, but it is known - that a great many falls have occurred s since the closing of the big vein, and :, it will take considerable time to get . the “headings” and “rooms” in con f dition to begin shipping the coal. r ♦ D. of L. Elect Officers. The following officers were elected s by Star Council, Daughters of Liberty, t at a recent stated meeting: Councilor- Lizzie Seilor. > Vice Councilor —Terzah Timmons. n Associate Councilor—Diana Lewis. a Associate Vice President Mary Turnbull. Recording Secretary —Clara Hart. e Associate R. S—Thomas Grose. n Finacial Secretary—Lottie Moore. Treasurer—John H. Dunstan. Guide—Lillie Owens. Inside Guard—Amy Kalbaugh. e Outside Guard—Lydia Oranhoff. ;, Trustee—Thomas Grose, il Junior Ex-Councilor Mrs. Roger 1. Powell. t. Junior Ex-Associate —Mrs. Annie Miller. JOHN THOB. LEWIS ANSWERS SUMMONS Well Known Constable Died of Pneumonia Wednesday Afternoon. John Thomas Lewis, one of Frost burg’s oldest, best known and most highly esteemed citizens, passed to his reward on Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock, at his residence. No. 10 Frost avenue. The immediate cause of his death was pneumonia, though he had been ill at frequent intervals during a period covering perhaps ten months. His last and fatal illness had a duration of two weeks, and he was confined to his bed only since Monday. Mr. Lewis was born at Mount Sav age in the year 1854, and was conse quently in the 62nd year of his age. Until about 15 years ago Mr. Lewis had worked at coal digging, and in the later years of his life had served as a constable, having been reap pointed for another year by the Coun ty Commissioners of Allegany county at the meeting of the board last Mon day. Deceased, who was a widower, is survived by the following children : Mrs. William Hanson, who with her husband, conducts a restaurant on East Union street; Miss Sarah Lewis and Messrs. John C. and Thomas F. Lewis, of this city ; Prof. Earl Lewis, a member of the faculty of the Shen andoah Military Academy, Winches ter, Va., and William Lewis, one of the secretaries of the Y. M. C. A., of Cumberland. Mr. Lewis was identified with the First Presbyterian Church of this city, and was a charter member and master of the exchequer of Frostburg City Lodge, No. 88, Knights of Pyth ias. He also held membership in Frostburg Lodge, No. 128, Independ- = ent Order of Odd Fellows. f Funeral services were conducted on 1 Friday at 3 o’clock p. m., at the late residence of deceased by Rev. J. N. Beall, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Interment in Allegany Cem etery. ♦ —e Thomas Capel Died p At Connellsville, Pa. c b As a result of pneumonia contract- I ed over Sunday, Thomas Capel, aged 54, of Ninth street, West Side, Con- t nellsville, died Friday morning at 11 \ o’clock. He was also afflicted with asthma, having that disease for sev- n eral years. Thomas Capel went from c Frostburg, Md., to Connellsville about q 12 years ago and was employed by the Baltimore & Ohio railroad as a watch- s man. He kept that position for 11 years. A year ago the job was abol- I ished by the railroad and he was giv- q en a position as a car repairer. He I was a member of the Odd Fellows J lodge, having joined the organization while in Frostburg. He is survived g by a wife, Elizabeth Capel, and two daughters—Mrs. Pearl Kelly, of 2 Brownsville, Pa., and Mrs. Margaret Addis, at home. Two brothers, John S. Capel, of Peoria, 111., and William H. Capel, of Frostburg, and one sis ter, Mrs. Thomas Farrell, of Cumber land, also survive. \ Becoming Renowned as Vocalist. James Bond, Baltimore, who is the guest of his mother, Stoyer street, sang at both the morning and evening services in the First M. E. Church Sunday. Mr. Bond is becoming well advanced in the musical world and . just recently was offered a position to ( tour the southern states with a music al company. Mr. Bond, through care ful training here and in Baltimore, has become the possessor of a brilliant ( voice. He will probably be heard here again in the spring as an effort is being made to induce him to co-oper ate with other local vocalists in a ; high class performance. Betnefit at Lyric. The Ladies Auxiliary of the Miners . Hospital will hold a benefit entertain- | ment at the Lyric Theatre on the , evening of January 18. It will con- ( sist of motion pictures and a vaude- , ville number entitled “The Months.” . Every month of the year will be . represented by young maidens appro- , priately attired and with remarks ] reminiscent of the month she repre sents. Mrs. Clayton Purnell and Miss Nell Betz are commissioned with the task ( of preparing the vaudeville number. . Mr. and Mrs. Louis Edelman and ; daughter, Freda, who were guests of Mrs. Edelman’s mother, Mrs. Bessie Shearer, have returned to their home ; in Weston, W. Va. Miss Zola Beasley, of the commer cial department of Beall High School, has returned from a visit to her home at Fairmont, Ind. FORMER FROSTRURG MINISTER POSSESSES POETIC AGILITY Irvin C. Lambert Receives Special Mention for Verses Penned by Him The poem printed below was written by Irvin C. Lambert, and was published by the Chicago Daily Tribune, of December 25th. Mr. Lambert was a former Frostburger, and for several years served as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. He was married to Miss Nellie Thomas, who was a daughter of the late Joseph B. Thomas, and is a sister of Mrs. W. H. Koch and Mrs. H. J. Powell, at present residents of Frostburg. Mr. Lambert left Frostburg about 25 years ago and has since been connected with the large mercantile interests of Marshall Field and Company, of Chicago. In a statement accompanying the poem the following is said concerning its publication: “While modesty impelled Mr. Lambert to request that his name be withheld, in justice to him it is published.” CATHEDRAL OF ALL THE STORES. Untrammeled and fair like a thing of dreams, Its granite walls uprise; Four square to the world, symmetrical, true, It tow’rs ’neath bending skies. To the north and south, to the east and west, Swing gates to wondrous floors— Builded for service, aye, proudly it stands, Cathedral of all the stores. And radiant stretch the passes within, Like fairied aisles they run ’Mid postured columns, uplifted and white As snood of cloistered nun. Ever and ever press myriad feet, Expectant through the doors— Builded for service, securely it stands, Cathedral of all the stores. And here ingathered from places anear, And lands beyond the sea, Are wonderful wares for uses of men, Rare works in artistry. And so shall it stand with a fame unmatched Here, or on distant shores, Builded for service—the marvel of men— Cathedral of all the stores. Commissioners Make Annual Appointments The Allegany County Commission ers Monday made the following ap pointments for tax collectors: First collection district, which em braces Cumberland, John G. Wiebel, Cumberland. Second collection district, Frost burg and outlying territory, John H. Dunstan. Third collection district, embracing the territory from Lonaconing to Westernport, J. Grant Hayden. John M. Rank, Cumberland, was named superintendent of the Allegany County home to succeed William E. Thompson. The following were appointed con stables. Cumberland —District 4, John B. Douty; 5, Daniel Ward; 6, C. W. Thompson; 14, Timothy Dolan; 22, J. P. Turano, Jacob D. George; 23, James H. Lindsey. Lonaconing—William Pollock, Au gust Hohing. Frostburg—No. 11, Josiah Williams; 26, John T. Lewis; 32, Geo. W. Cook. Midland —Charles Beverage. Ellerslie —Charles V. Stains. Msunt Savage—William A. Kirby. Vale Summit —W. J. Burkett. Constable at large—Charles E. Ham bright, Cumberland. The Birds Need Your Protection Everybody likes birds, and, there fore, everybody should be correspond ingly interested in their care and pro tection. Birds, like humans, crave hospitality, and think well of a com munity in which they receive some care and attention. If we would have the little feathered songsters visit us and entertain us with their sweet music and noisome, though pleasant chatter, we must take good care of them when they come to visit us. The Hitchins Bros. Co. struck the nail squarely on the head when they or dered and have now on display in their window a fine assortment of bird boxes, which they are disposing of at very reasonable prices as an in centive to protect the birds and, like wise, to encourage their presence with us. Secure a box and nail it up in some protected place, and you will be surprised at the increased number of birds next season. Attended County Ball. The following Frostburgers attend ed the Allegany County ball, held in the Queen City Hotel, Cumberland, New Year’s eve : Charles S. Jeffries, Nicholas T. Hocking, Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Hitchins, Misses Nell Betz, Alice Kathleen Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Herman V. Hesse, Law rence G. R. Hitchins, William A. Gun ter and Adolph Frey. Dr. and Mrs. James M. Porter have returned from a ten days’ visit to j New York city. WHOLE NUMBER 2,310 Noah Lint, Well Known Here, Dead Noah Lint, aged about 78, died on New Year’s Day, his birthday, at his home on a farm in Greenville town ship, Somerset county, Pa., where he had resided almost his entire life. He was well known in Frostburg, hav ing for many years traded with local merchants and transacted the bulk of his business in this city. He is survived by his widow, whose maiden name was Glotfelty, and by three sons and four daughters, as fol lows : Josiah N. Lint and J. Calvin Lint, Meyersdale, Pa. ; Francis Lint and Miss Clara Lint, at home; Miss Annie Lint, until recently surgical supervisor in the Miners Hospital, this city, now connected as a nurse with Bellevue Hospital, New York City; Miss Ellen Lint, a teacher in the public schools, Meyersdale, Pa., and Mrs. F. C. Graham, who resides on a farm a short distance west of Frostburg. Mr. Lint was one of nature’s noble men—highly esteemed and honored by all who knew him. Funeral servi ces were conducted Tuesday morning in the Greenville Reformed Church, of which he had been an active and consistent member for years, and were conducted by his pastor, the Rev. Ira S. Monn, of Elk Lick, Pa. Interment in the cemetery adjoining the church. R. R. Improvements At Westernport The Piedmont Herald has the fol lowing to say concerning the exten sive railroad improvements being made at Westernport : “Are our peo ple watching the magnitude of the great railroad improvement going on across in Westernport, in the co-oper ation between the Western Maryland and Cumberland & Pennsylvania rail roads ? In a very short time condi tions at the lower end of Westernport will have taken on a wonderful change. The great new bridge across Georges Creek, the new siding, or switch track, of the C. & P. along the creek and up into the town proper, and the long new trackage of the Western Maryland railway extending from Main street clear down the length of the property of the Western port Real Estate & Improvement Com pany, are the salient points of the great improvement going on.” Protracted Services. A series of evangelistic services will be held in the Fiist English Bap tist Church, beginning Sunday, the 16th inst. The pastor, Rev. J. C. Walker, will be assisted in the meet-, ings by Rev. Degan, pastor of the Fulton Avenue Baptist Church, Balti more. Miss Ethel Davis, a student of the * State Normal School, who resides on Welsh Hill, is afflicted with diphtheria.