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FORTY-FIFTH YRAR. No. 17 Emerson C. Harrington Maryland’s Executive New Executive Formally Inducted Into Office With Simple Ceremony At Annapolis, Wednesday. Emerson C. Harrington, of Dorches ter county, is now Governor of Mary land, the oath of office having been administered shortly after noon on Wednesday, in the Senate Chamber of the State House, at Annapolis, by Chief Judge A. Hunter Boyd, of the Court of Appeals. Just prior to his induction into of fice Governor Harrington delivered his inaugural address in the House Chamber, having been introduced to the large and distinguished audience that had assembled, by the retiring Governor, Phillips Eee Goldsborough. In his speech Governor Harrington renewed the pledges made by the Democratic party in the platform adopted before the gubernatorial cam paign and strongly urged the passage of laws to bring about economy and efficiency in the administration of State affairs. After the informal transfer of the mansion and social amenities, Gover nor Goldsborough and Governor-elect Harrington left the mansion and, i walking between the .lines of troops, COUNTY TEACHERS WILLJVET HERE Program for Allegany County Teachers Asso ciation’s Midwinter Assembly. Mrs. Rank Presiding Officer The mid-winter meeting of the Alle gany County Teachers’ Association, as previously announced, to be held in the State Normal School Assembly Hall, Frostburg, is being looked for ward to with great interest by the teachers and all interested in educa tion, as much inspiration is gained from the addresses of the speakers and the discussions by the teachers. The meeting will be held Friday, Jan uary 28th, beginning promptly at 9:15 a. m. The officers of the association are as follows : President, Mrs. Mary J. Rank,Frostburg ; Vice President,Miss Belle Ireland, Cumberland ; Secreta ry, Miss B. A. Noone, Cumberland ; Assistant Secretary, Miss Nellie Pow ell, Frostburg ; Treasurer, Prof. O. B. Boughton, Cumberland. This is the third year that Mrs. Rank has been honored as the presiding officer. The program follows : MORNING SESSION. 9:15 —Music—Mrs. Elizabeth Schil ler, pianist. Prayer—Rev. Harry Hursh Beidle man. Reading—Miss Mattie Zutavern, State Normal. Address—“ The Teacher of Eng lish,” Mrs. Anna M. Human, Allega ny County High School. Vocal Solo —Rev. P. G. Saffran, Di rector of Music, Allegany County Schools. Intermission. 10:30—Business meeting. AFTERNOON SESSION. 1:30 —Music—Beall High School Or chestra. Address— J. E. Edwards, Superin tendent Allegany County Schools. Vocal Solo —Miss Gertrude Morgan, State Normal School. Address —Dr. J. N. Diehl, Depart ment of Education, Morgantown University, Morgantown, W. Va. Music—Beall High School Orches tra. Adjournment. Fortner Resident Dead. Mrs. Elizabeth Craig, a former res ident of Frostburg, died Friday even ing of last week at the home of her son, John Craig, at Old Point Com fort, Va. On Christmas eve the aged woman was stricken blind. She is survived by her husband, Edward Craig, of Cumberland ; two daughters, Mrs. Katie Stier, of Frostburg, and Mrs. Alvin Price, of Cleveland, Ohio, and two sons—Edward Craig, of Petersburg, Va., and John Craig, of Old Point Comfort, Va. Miss Edith Price, Frost avenue, has gone to Romney, W. Va., to spend several weeks visiting Miss Margaret Keller. proceeded to the State House. Fol lowing them were the incoming and outgoing Secretaries of State, Thomas W. Simmons and Robert F. Graham; Adjutant-General Macklin and Major Ernest Robbins, Senator Shepherd and Delegate Griebel, Delegates Fooks and Brohawn, Delegate Metzerott and Senator Ogden, Senators Johnson and Zihlman and Delegate William Pur nell Hall. Governor Goldsborough predicted success to his successor in a graceful speech which brought forth much ap plause. He spoke of his long acquain tance with Governor Harrington, de clared that he should have the sup port of men of all parties in all meas ures for the welfare of the State, and expressed his conviction that his ad ministration would be a conscientious and successful one. He frankly expressed his regret at leaving Annapolis, speaking feelingly of the courtesies and the kindness extended to himself and family. He also thanked the press of the State ! for the way it had treated his admin istration. To Spend Winter At Beilaire, Ohio. A very delightful surprise and fare well party was tendered Mrs. John Kalbaugh by her husband, at their home on Ormand street, recently. Mrs. Kalbaugh will depart shortly for Beilaire, Ohio, where she will spend the winter months. Those who en joyed the hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Kalbaugh upon this pleasant and au spicious occasion were Mrs. Wm. Lashbaugh, Mrs. Thos. Powell, Mrs. Wm. Hanna, Mrs. Ulysses Hanna, Mrs. Clyde Elrick, Mrs. Russell Kal baugh, Mrs. John SlusS, Mrs. Aleda Goetz/ Mrs. Lillie Price, Mrs. Thos. Gunter, Mrs. John Miller, Mrs. Wm. Downton, Mrs. Thos. Footen, Mrs. H. P. Griffith, Mrs. Frank Collison, Mrs. Thos. Grose. Out-of-town guests: Mrs. Frank Foye, Piedmont, W. Va., and Mrs. Chas. Miller, Barton ; Misses Clara Bond, May Griffith, Elizabeth Hartig, Eva Nash, Minnie Clise, Em ma Hanna, Pearl Kalbaugh, Ellis Yates and George Kemp. Mutual Aid Officers The Mutual Aid Society of Consoli- I dation Mine No. 4, Eckhart, reorgan ized by electing the following officers to serve for the ensuing term : President—James Stewart. Treasurer—Geo. L. Kreitzburg. Secretary—Bernard L. Byrnes. Committee—James Close and Rob ert Lee. The disbursements for the year were $1,165.80, and there remains a balance in the treasury of $202.52. Dnring the year one death benefit of $150.00 was paid, and injured miners received a total of $950.00. Local Fire Chief Renders Annual Report The Chief of the Frostburg Fire Department rendered his annual re port at a regular meeting of the de partment on Tuesday evening. During the year ending January 4, 1916, there were thirteen alarms of . fire turned in, with a total property loss of $960. The inspection committee made four inspectious during the year, and , the Chief recommended that a water , line be constructed on Mechanic street. This recommendation was also . made two years ago. This seems to be very important, as there is at pres ent no fi r e hydrant on that street be tween Dr. J. C. Cobey’s barn and the Cemetery road, almost a mile. It was also recommended that a fire hydrant be placed at corner of Loo and Wood streets, and that the old style iron cap hydrants be replaced j with regulation ones. Bernard Hughes, the newly elected j chief, has selected Walter W. Wittig as his assistant-at-large. Secretary Keller’s report showed total receipts during the year of $2,- j 287.85; disbursements, $829.85; balance : on hand, $1,458.00. Charles Dishong, a former resident ; of this place, but who for some time l I had been a resident of Akron, Ohio, t j has returned to Frostburg and will again take up his residence here. FROSTBURG, MARYLAND, SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 1916 SUDDEN DEATH OF FROSTBURG CITIZEN Frank Smith, Washington Street, Passes to His Reward. Laid to Rest Friday Morning Frank Smith, who resided at No. 23 Washington street, died suddenly on Wednesday morning at about 4o’clock. Death came unexpectedly. The even ing previous to his taking away he had attended a local moving picture show and retired thereafter in appar ent good health. A groan from his bedroom at about 4 o’clock attracted the attention of Mr. Smith’s son, who entered and found his father in a dy ing condition. Deceased was born in Clarysville, a: d was aged about 51 years. He is survived by his widow and nine child ren —Mrs. ' Frank Spates, of Frost burgh, and Clara, Thresa, Elmer, Re gina, Angela, Joseph, William and Francis, at home. His aged mother, Mrs. Anna Smith, of Clarysville, and four brothers and three sisters also survive, as follows: Joseph Smith, Frostburg; William Smith, California; Luke Smith, Vale Summit; John Smith, Clarysville; Mrs. Joseph Shup fer, and Mrs. Frank Zantoff, Cumber land, and Mrs. Joseph Rairick, of this city. He was a member of Lafayette Council, Young Men’s Institute, and was employed all his life by the Con solidation Coal Company. For about 20 years he served as a cornetist in the German Arion Band, and was one of Frostburgh’s most substantial and highly esteemed citizens. Funeral services were held in St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with re queim high mass, at 9 o’clock on Fri day morning, his pastor, the Rev. Richard O’Neill, officiating. Inter ment was in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Staff Change In Interurban Trolley A change, affecting several local officials of the C. & W. trolley compa ny, was made recently. D. D. Price, master mechanic at the Clarysville power house, was placed at the head of all the track employes of the com pany. The car men, who formerly reported to Superintendent W. W. Lowe, will now work under direction of General Manager B. W. Duncan. This change, which is a substantial promotion for D. D. Price, who has been with the company ten years, was made on account of the transfer of Superintendent W. W. Lowe to the engineering department of the New York office. In future Mr. Lowe will travel, by the direction of the New York office of the H. L. Dohertv Co., from one of their plants to another, his duties having to do with the de partment of power. Mr. Lowe recently spent two weeks in Durham, N. C., and one day last week left for Cincinnati. Before re turning he will visit Doherty proper ties at St. Joseph, Mo., and Seda lia, Mo. Mr. Lowe will continue to make this place his headquarters until all the improvements now in preparation shall have been completed on the C. &W. line in Allegany county. This, it is expected, will be about June 1. With Mr. Lowe’s transfer to the New York office, the H. L- Doherty property here will be in entire charge of B. W. Duncan and D. D. Price, who will work under the supervision of R. F. Carbutt. The promotion of Mr. Lowe as well as that of Mr. Price did not come un expectedly, as both men have shown exceptional ability in their line of work. Y. M. I. Election. The following were elected to serve for one year as officers of Lafayette Council, Young Men’s Institute, of 1 this city, for the ensuing term : ’ Chaplain—Rev. Richard O’Neill. President—August Wills. First V. P. —Leonard Monahan. Second V. P.—Michael McDade. Rec. Secretary—George Pugh. 1 Fin. Secretary—John McGuire. 1 Treasurer —DeSales Colligan. I. S James Brady. O. S. —John Powers. Executive Committee—Edward Wil l liatns, John Miller, Edward Wilder ' man. Following the election the order 1 was addressed by Grand Vice Presi ■ dent Patrick F. King and Eugene : Connell, Grand Director of the Atlan tic Jurisdiction. t Conrad Weisenborn, who was con ; fined to his home on Beall street for , two weeks suffering from lagrippe, 1 had so far recovered Saturday as to be enabled to be out. ... j —Chapin in St. Louis Republic. FEW CHANGES IN BANKJFFICERS Reorganizations Effected in Local Banking Institu tutions Tuesday. G. D. Hocking Fidelity’s Head FIRST NATIONAL, FROSTBURG. President —Roberdeau Annan. Cashier—Olin Beall. Directors—Robert R. Henderson, Roberdeau-Annan, Dr. Timothy Grif fith, Duncan Sinclair and Daniel Annan. CITIZENS NATIONAL, FROSTBURG. President —D. Armstrong. Vice President —Thos. Humberston. Cashier—Frank Watts. Directors —Howard Hitchins, W. A. Hitchins, John S. Brophy, H. B. Col born and L. D. Willison. FIRST NATIONAL, MT. SAVAGE. President—W. Bladen Lowndes. Vice President—Henry Shriver. Cashier—Henry A.-Pitzer. Assistant Cashier—L. A. Fannon. Director—W. Bladen Lowndes, Hen ry Shriver, Henry Mullaney, H. A. Pitzer, W. H. Hamilton, Van Lear Black and John Briscoe. FIDELITY savings, frostburg. President —G. Dud Hocking. Vice President—Dr. W. O. McLane. Sec.and Treasurer—Conrad Hohing. Directors —Daniel E. McMullen, Hugh A. McMullen, Dr. W. O. Mc- Lane, Peter Lammert, Chas. F. Betz, Albert A. Doub, Thos. Gatehouse, G. Dud Hocking and Dr. I. L. Ritter. Order of Red Men Install Officers Allegany Tribe, No. 67, Improved 1 Order of Red Men, at its last regular meeting held its iastallation exercises, when the following were duly induct ed into office to serve for the ensuing year : Sachem —Joseph N. Meyers. Sr. Sagamore—Wm. P. Bennett. Jr. Sagamore—George Thomas. Prophet—David H. Powell. C. of R Lancelot Richardson. : K. of W.—Wm. A. Glotfelty. : C. of W.—John H. Hart. E G. of F.—Wm. H. Capel. Trustees—Edward Thomas, Grover C. Neff, Geo. Thomas, J. N. Meyers and Lancelot Richardson. School Addition Completed. The addition of one room to the public school building at Allegany has been completed, and is now oc cupied by the pupils. The new room is in every respect modern, all the latest ideas in school construction having been worked into this new ad dition. r Birth Announced. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Aspinall, Mar athon, N. Y., announce the birth of a baby girl on December 15th. Mr. As pinall is well known in Frostburg, and ' is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Aspin r | all, Maple street. o City Clerk J. S. Metzger has about recovered from an attack of the grip. Arion Band To i Resume Concerts t i t The Sunday concerts given by the t German Arion Band last winter that e were so greatly appreciated by our I people, will be resumed, the initial \ one to be given in the Lyric Theatre c Sunday afternoon at 3:15 o’clock, t These concerts, to which no admis- e siort will be charged, will be given c under the efficient direction of Prof, v George Vogtman. On Sunday 27 in- a strumentalists will take part, and r there will be eight numbers on the 'l program, including a solo by George r Kemp, tenor. The public is cordially invited to the Lyric to enjoy the t music. ( The following program will be ren- _ dered : March, “Pasadena Day,” by M. Cressella. Overture, “Raymond,” by A. Thomas. Selections, “Love and Friendship,” by Ellis Brooks; “Georgia Girl,” by H. L. King. Walzes, “Language of the Soul,” by W. H. Scouton. Vocal solo, by George Kemp, tenor, accompanied by band. Idyll, “The Glow-Worm,” by Paul I Lincke. Irish overture, “The Humors of Donnybrook,” by Carl Volti. j March, “Grandioso,” by Roland F. Seitz. * 1 Poultry Show Will I Be A Hummer 1 Preparations for the tenth annual chicken show of the Western Mary land Poultry Association, to be held in Stern’s Hall, this place, February 1 to 5, are now taking on definite shape. The several committees are hard at work and their labors are bearing fruit. The program announces a I large premium list and enough is known of the number of entries to warrant the statement that the ex hibit will be the largest of its kind ever held in this county. The fine new coops of the associa tion are being brightened with paint ! and polish. A number of fine com- 1 mercial exhibits have been secured. ; Speakers and musicians have been en- , gaged and the poultry committee have been assured of the aid of local citi- " zens as well as school teachers and * principals in their effort to get the 1 young people interested in the Ameri- ■ can hen and her value as a commer- 1 cial asset. i The Western Maryland Poultry As- , sociation are urging their friends and j citizens from every part of the county , to help boost this show and to encour , age patronage for it. . This will be the last poultry show to be held here for several years, as , Cumberland as well as Westernport , are after the show for the next several , , years. , Entertained at Dinner. Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Smith, col ored, gave a dinner at their home on Loo street in honor of Rev. London W. Briggs, of Cumberland, Monday ’ evening. Miss Frances Jones of Fred erick, was present. Mrs. Alice Sanders, wife of Prof. Sanders, of Grantsville, this week : visited her friend, Mrs. John Kemp, ■ at the Broadway Hotel. Zihlman To Father New Ballot Measure Uniform Ballot Law Eliminating the Senseless “Declaration” Clause Now Being Prepared. A uniform ballot law for the entire ■ State and the abandonment of the re quirement that a new citizen of Mary- : land must declare his intentions and then reside in the State one year be fore being- allowed to vote will be provided for in two bills by Senator 1 Frederick N. Zihlman, of Allegany county. The Republican Senate floor i leader announced today that he would i introduce both measures in a few i days. He will call upon the independ- I ent-thinking men of both parties to support them. “A distinct burden and inequality is now placed upon the voters of some of the counties by the present system , of election laws,” said Senator Eihl- . man, “and this inequality should be | ended at once. I now have in prepar- j ation a uniform ballot law which will ( place the voters of the entire State on ( an equal basis. Another crying evil is the law compelling a declaration of intentions. EVIT OF EXISTING TAWS. ; “Under the present law,” continued 1 the Senator, “a man coming to Mary- ' land to make the state his home must i appear before the clerk of the court of the county in which he lives and state i his intention of becoming a perma- < nent resident. He must then live in i the state one year before his name is < entered on the registration books. : Hundreds and even thousands of men 1 who settle in Maryland are ignorant < of this law and fail to declare their in- ; tentions, only to find on some future ] election day that they are temporarily I disfranchised. A citizen of Maryland who plans to leave the state tempor- ] arily must declare his intention of 1 not abandoning his local residence. . The injustice of these provisions is 1 manifest. 1 “In some counties gross discrimina- 1 tion is the case because of these laws. 1 Court officials may co-operate with 1 At the Majestic Bowling Alleys on Monday evening three games were played by the Majestic League, Beall’s team dropping three straights to Jeffries’ Invincibles, thus taking first place in the Majestic League race. The scores were as follows : beate’s team. Palmer 110 133 130 Boettner 112 102 95 Price 100 92 95 Donaldson . . 94 96- 110 Beall 101 80 91 517 503 521 Injury From Fall Caused Miner’s Death Alexander Williams, who was ill since August 22 of last year, died at his home on Eckhart Flat, Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock. He was a native of Barton, and was aged 58 years. Bast August, while at work in Consolidation Mine No. 4, at Eckhart, he accidentally fell, and his illness, which terminated in his death, is said to be attributable to injuries sustained when he fell. Mr. Williams was a resident of Eckhart for 26 years, and in the year 1908 he removed to this city. Deceased is survived by his widow and four children —George Williams, Barberton, Ohio; Mrs. Martha Ren nie, John Williams and Miss Jennie Williams, of Frostburg. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, of this city ; Monterey Lodge, Knights of Pythias, of Barton ; the Shield of Honor, of Eckhart, and the Mutual Aid Society. Interment was made at Eckhart on Tuesday after noon, funeral services having been held at the-late residence of deceased on Eckhart Flat. Mrs. Donald Parsons, who had been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Aspinall, Maple street, during the past fortnight, returned to her home in Washington, B. C., Tuesday. WHOLE NUMBER 2,311 the voters of one party by touring the county and securing declarations of intentions, while the voters of an op posite party are forced to journey to the county seat to make their declara tions through lack of knowledge that the clerk was nearby. “I shall not seek in my bill to have the party emblem restored, Dut the measure will provide for a general rule as to advance copies of the ballots. CONCEALED BATTOTS. “At this time in the counties of Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Kent, Prince Georges, St. Marys, Somerset, Talbot and Worcester, all persons, including newspapers, are forbidden, under penalty, to advertise or circu late in any way any copy or facsimile of the ballot to be used. Likewise, in these same counties, the ballots must be without party designations. “Why should this law be on the statute books when in Baltimore city and in other counties it is mandatory upon the Election Supervisors to ad vertise and otherwise expose advance copies of the ballot ? *Tn Anne Arundel and Worcester counties the entire ballot is thrown out and not counted if the voter marks the names of too many candi dates in a single group. The other sections of Maryland have realized the gross injustice to the innocent candidates in this, and have so amended their election laws as to permit the remainder of the ballot to be counted. “The time has arrived when the people of the state are looking for a uniform ballot law, and even the Democratic party realizes that this lack of uniformity does not pay in the long run. The burden is upon the legislators of Maryland to remedy these evil conditions and to remedy them at this present session.” Strikes and c Spares (Jn Local Alleys iSi JEFFRIES’ INVINCIBI.ES. Richardson . .125 112 118 Toney 88 101 97 Bone 106 103 99 Nickel 103 97 111 Jeffries 120 107 126 542 520 SSI Tonight (Friday) the Tiley and Tuvin teams will meet. Following is the standing of the teams : Won Lost Per cent. Jeffries 4 2 667 Tiley 2 1 667 Tuvin 3 3 500 Beall 3 6 333 Funerals That Were Held Last Week JOHN T. LEWIS. The funeral of the late John T. Lewis, held at 3 p-. m. Friday was largely attended. The turnout of Knights of Pythias and Odd Fellows was a tribute to the esteem in which Mr. Lewis was held by the members of those fraternities. The floral offer ings were profuse and beautiful. The pallbearers were : John B. Rees, Reu ben Reed, James D. Williams, Wil liam D. Morgan, Thomas Gatehouse, of this place, and B. F. Shaffer, of Cumberland. The flower bearers were: John D. Close, Alexander Close, Albert Spitznas, Henry J. Pow ell, Daniel Krapf, Samuel Armstrong, E. B. Prichard and Fred Wehner. * * * TEONA GORDON. The funeral of Miss Leona Gordon was held Saturday. Services were held at 3 p. m. at the family home, Hill street. Interment in Allegany Cemetery. * # # MRS. EMMA WOTFORD. The funeral of Mrs. Emma Wolford, who died Wednesday midnight at her home in Vale Summit, was held Sat urday. Services at 2 p. m. at the family home. Interment in the Vale Summit graveyard.