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FORTY-FIFTH YFAR. No. 22 GREAT EVENT FOR TUESDM EVENING “Carmen” to Be Presented for Benefit of Miners Hospital. To Be Event of the Season An event of more than ordinary notoriety will be the annual grand opera concert, which will be given in the Frostburg Opera House next Tuesday evening, February 22, for the benefit of the Miners Hospital, when the following excellent talent will present “Carmen” : Miss Sibyl Conklin, mezzo contralto. Mr. Charles W. Troxell, tenor. Mrs. Marie Louise Cramer,contralto. The Mendelssohn Glee Club. Dr. William Michel, piano. Dr. George H. Wilson, piano. Hocking’s Orchestra. Dr. George H. Wilson, accompanist and director. The following program has been arranged for the noteworthy event : (a) Selection —Orchestra. (b) Tenor Aria —“Bella del tuo sor riso (From Reginella)—Braga —Mrs. Chas. W. Troxell. (c) 1. “The Worldly Hope” (From “A Persian Hope”)—Liza Lehman. 2 “Sweet Thots of Home”—(Julian Edwards) —Miss Marie Louise Cramer. (d) “Chi raffien’ il mio furore” (From Lucia di Lammermoor) —The Mendelssohns. (e) “The Blind Girls’ Song” —Pon- chelli (From “La Gisconda”) Miss Sibyl Conklin. (f) Piano Duet—lschaikowsky—(l.) “The Dragon Fly” ; (2.) “Waltz of the Flowers” (From “Nutcracker Suite”—Drs. Michel and Wilson. (g) (1.) “There Has Fallen a Splen did Tear”—Locher ; (2.) “Blue Are Her Eyes”—Watts; “The Pipe o’ Gordon’s Men”—Hammond—Mr. Chas. W. Troxell. (h) (a) “Shamrock,” C.Linn Seiler; (b) “The Leaves and the Wind,” Franco Peoni; (c) “My Dearie,” Mary Helen Brown. (j) Concert Waltz in E major, Mos howski—Dr. Geo. H. Wilson. ACT 11. Carmen—Sibyl Conklin. Don Jose—Chas. W. Troxell. Trumpeter. Habanera —“A Gypsy Boy Is Love ’Tis True” ; “Have a Care.” Recitation—" ’Tis You at Last.” Duet—“ Now I Shall Dance.” Aria—“ This Flower You Gave Me.” Duet—“ Over the Hills and Far Away.” (l) Selection—Orchestra. (m) Carmen —Act 11. Carmen—Sibly Conklin. Don Jose—Chas. W. Troxell. Arena Chorus —The Mendelssohns. “Then Come ! Strike Me at Once, or Let Me Go to Him !” The patronesses of the event are the following: Mrs. Howard Hitch ins, Mrs. S. G. Haverstick, Mrs. Thomas W. Price, Mrs. Walter Cook, Mrs. Clayton Purnell, Mrs. H. V. Heese, Mrs. 'J. C. Cobey, Mrs. Emery Hitchins, Mrs. Arthur Hitchins, Mrs. W. O. McLane, Mrs. G. L. Lininger, Mrs. A. C. Stewart, Mrs. James Ful ler, Mrs. James Weston, Misses A. B. Montana, Nell V. Betz, Eva H. Jef fries, Martha Stern, Frostburg ; Mrs. W. F. Troxell, Mrs. Roberdeau An nan, Mrs. A. H. Hawkins, Cumber land ; Mrs. G. H. Wilson, Eckhart. The Mine Inspector. Communicated. • Much comment has been made in Democratic State Central Committee’s action in recommending John L. Casey for the position of Mine Inspector. Mr. Casey has been a resident of Frostburg the past seven years and has been a good, industrious, hard working, upright citizen. He has been working in the mine since he was thirteen years old, as a trapper, driver and miner. For efficiency he has lately been appointed mine fore man. Without push or pull he has so far advanced himself in mining mat ters here that he is regarded by his employers, as well as the men who work for him, as one of the best min ing men in this community. He is familiar with mining from every angle besides he is a conservative, fair minded, honest man who will do his duty without fear or favor with credit to himself and satisfaction to the ad ministration that has done him the honor to select him. Buried Here. Miss Ruth Bateman, daughter of Mrs. Howard Bateman, formerly of this place, who died in Baltimore Thursday, February 10th, at the Union Prostestant Hospital, was buried here last Sunday .in; Allegany Cemetery, Rev. J. L. Martin, rector of St. John’s Church, officiating. Mrs. J. Marshall Price attended a valentine “500” party Monday even ings Lonatajnifi® given by Mr. and, Mrs. H. M. Ainfersdo. FROSTBURG MAY SECURE_FACTORY Citizens Now Working to Land Shirt Manufactur ing Enterprise. Over 200 Employes to Start The prospects for the establish ment of a new industry in Frostburg are very flattering. A. W. Atkinson, representing Oppenheim & Obendorf, a prominent shirt manufacturing firm, was in the city on Monday and held a conference with the citizens in the Gladstone Annex. The meeting was an enthusiastic one, and the spirit pervading the gathering went to show that our people have awak ened to the fact that something must be done along the line of establishing industries that will furnish labor for Frostburg’s unemployed, many of whom may be forced to find employ ment elsewhere unless some move in this direction is made soon. Last week The Journal published the report of the resurrection of the Mayer brick plant that was destroyed by fire some time ago. Men of means and technical and financial ability have been interested in the project with the result that the industry that has lain dormant for about two years will be revived and employment at good wages given to in the neighbor hood of 60 to 75 men. Mr. Atkinson, who represents the shirt manufacturing concern, met with the representative business men of our city on Tuesday and stated his demands, which were pronounced by all reasonable in the extreme. The success of landing the enterprise, in the main, seems to hinge upon the securing of desirable help. Mr. At kinson desires to launch the enter prise with not less than two hundred female employes, and this number will be rapidly increased to an indefi nite number. The town is to furnish the building to temporarily house the enterpise, and at the end of a certain period, all things pertaining to help, etc., being satisfactory, the company will pro eeed to erect a modern factory build ing, and Frostburg will become a real center of the shirt manufacturing industry in ihe United States. In stead of simply receiving the shirts cut out and after sewing them to gether and shipping them to some other point for finishing, laundering, packing and final distribution, the company will maintain a laundry and other finishing facilities right in Frostburg, and the finished product will be distributed in large quantities direct to the wholesale trade. It is gratifying to note the vim and energy displayed by the capitalists and business men of Frostburg in taking up the matter of promoting the proposed industry, and it is hoped that the same will be pushed to suc cessful completion. Frostburg needs it, and when opportunity knocks at her door, as in this instance, it should not be allowed to pass by, at least without a strong effort to land it. Mr. Atkinsan met a number of Frostburg ladies, and was favorably impressed with them as to their intelligence, de portment and general adaptability in aiding the enterprise, if located here. There is sufficient desirable help in Frostburg and contiguous towns and community to insure the success of the venture from that standpoint, which seems to be the leading and all-absorbing problem, and there is, therefore, no valid reason why Frost burg should not have the largest shirt manufactory in the United States, just the same as Akron has the larg est rubber factories, Detroit the larg est automobile factories, and other towns the largest manufacturing plants in other lines. Frostburg may be the shirt town as well as Danbury is the hat town, and it is hoped that every citizen of Frostburg, male and female, will put their shoulders to the wheel and help land this important industry. The local men who attended the meeting were : George Stern, J. W. Shea, Louis A. Tuvin, Isaac Shearer, B. W. Duncan, Rudolph Nickel, F. H. Schreiber, W. E. G. Hitchins, Thomas H. Mbrgan, George E. Pearce, Adolph Frey, Frank Watts, Howard Hitchins, Owen Hitchins, L. G. R. Hitchins and D. M. Mullen. J. W. Shea was appointed chairman of a committee which is to continue negotiations. The other officers of the committee are Thomas H. Morgan, secretary, and George Stern, treas urer. They will be assisted in their work by W. E. G. Hitchins, Adolph C. Frey, H. V. Hesse and B. W. Dun can, who, with the three officers, will constitute the executive committee of the movement. E. N. Michael and D. M. Mullen were selected to make a house to house canvass of the town and sub urbs to secure female labor. The factory, if established here, will oe up-to-date in every particular and will pay good wages to competent employes. A number of locations for the plant are under consideration. If the plant is to be established here it will be the center for supplying smaller branches to be located in nearby towns. The Gladstone Annex, Eleanor Buildjng, : Stern’s Hall, Electric Light 1 1 PUilf apR the-J<Vo*tfjT*rg Opera Hc|pse I —tmrd floor—are possible lodatidns. FROSTBURG, MARYLAND, SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 19, 1916 | TUESDAY THE BIRTHDAY OF FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY | THE ATHENAEUM PORTRAIT Oi WASHINGTON BY GILBERT STUART ‘ ■ ■ ",*■ ■■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ - .1 I > ■ Baltimore Sun to Conduct Home State Tour of Mary land Corn Club Boys During Summer. In connection with Maryland Week this year there will be a Horae State Tour of The Maryland Corn Club Boys under the auspices of The Bal timore Sun. The prize winners of The Corn Club will be divided into two parties of twenty-five each. From Baltimore one party will go to Cris field byway of Elkton, and the other party will go to Oakland. The East ern shore party will return bv boat, and the Western Maryland crowd will come back by train. These parties will be out five days. The Eastern Shore group will spend the nights at Elkton, Centreville, Cambridge, Sal isbury and Crisfield, and the Western Maryland party at Frederick, Har per’s Ferry, Hagerstown, Cumber land and Oakland. Along the good roads we shall have automobile relays for the Eastern Shore boys probably at Belaire, Havre de Grace, Cecilton, Chestertown, Denton, Easton, Hur lock, Sharptown, Berlin, Snow Hill, Pocomoke ; in Western Maryland, El licott City, Ridgeville, Boonsboro, Hancock, Frostburg and Grantsville. These relays are subject to change as the organization goes ahead. The object of the trip is to educate the future farmers of Maryland in their State resources by a thoroughly enjoyable tour over the good roads system. The interest, of course, is such that every person who lives in the Sjtate will be glad to help. Be cause of this fact we are going to ask owners of automobiles to volunteer the use of their machines at the relay points, and at each of these points we i shall have a committee of citizens to take care of the details of entertain ment, etc. The first committee appointed, and the most essential one, is The Press , Committee, which will be composed of all the editors of Maryland. This ' letter is to inform you of your ap pointment and to ask your early ac . ceptance, so we can go ahead with other organization. The duty of the members of The Press- Committee will be to assist in the organization of , their local points .along.. ttfe*?Aute of ■ the tour, and, of course, to give all possible publicity to the project. Every editor in Maryland is invited now to begin his publicity in his own way. An editorial reference will be : especially I would like | to have copies of whatever you may . publish for use in this office, and am sure that you will keep your shoulders : to the wheel and make this a tre |i met)doira sv^pcoss. EdiiWi fclonfc. ttos llnte of fbe fotite are invited now to nominate the livest wires, each in his own district, as Chairman of the General Committee. This chairman’s duty and privilege will be to name his whole committee, a list of whom will be desired as soon ( as possible for publication ; so won’t • you please send along your nomina tion, not only for chairman, but for additional members of the committee in each case, so that these names can be sent to the chairman finally select ed for his consideration ? A little later on a full and detailed story of the proposed tour will be sent out to all newspapers, and we hope there will be a spirit of friendly rivalry that will make every town de sire to do its best in promoting this triumphant tour of The Corn Club Boys from the tip end of the Eastern Shore to the Western limits of the State. It requires very little imagination or vision to understand what an im portant movement this is, and we feel that if this is a success in Maryland the plan will be copied in all the States of this country, wliere the popularity of The Corn Club Moye- 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 § The Story of a Merchant Prince jj Q (From the Chicago Hearthstone.) X 8 There was an old geezer and he had a lot of sense ; 8 § He started up a business on a dollar-eighty cents. Q o The dollar for stock and the eighty for an ad g 8 Brought him three lovely dollars in a day, by dad ! 8 g Well, he bought more goods and a little more space g § And he played that system with a smile on his face. 8 8 The customers flocked to his two-by-four 8 g And soon he had to hustle for a regular store g § Up on the square, where the people pass, 8 1° He gobbled up a corner that was all plate glass. g He fixed up the windows with the best that he had g And he told ’em all about it in a half-page ad. 8 '.He soon had ’em coming and he never, never quit, o And he wouldn’t cut down on his ads one bit. g Well, he’s kept things humming in the town ever since 8 And everybody calls him the Merchant Prince. o 8 ' ° o Some say it’s luck, but that’s all bunk-- 8 o Why, he was doing business when the times were punk, o g People have to purchase and the geezer was wise--- g g For he knew the way to get ’em was to advertise, g > ©oocx)oooooQooooQooooo&ooeoooooooooooooooocooooooooo ment has grown to such an extent that California recently sent its prize winners clear across the continent to New York. This tour is given officially by the Co-Operative Extension Service of the United States Department of Ag riculture and the Maryland Agricul tural College, the auspices of the Bal timore Sun. The Co-Operative Ex tension Service will be represented by Reuben Brigham, Assistant State Agent in charge of Boys’ Club Work, under whose supervision Corn Club contests in Maryland are being conducted in conjunction with the county demonstration agents and school authorities. Without the co operation of each point interested it would be practically impossible, and that is the reason I am asking you now to give me your hearty support, so that the great burden of detail may be quickly divided and all units of energy brought together in the com mon cause. Miss Gertrude Cosgrove, Mt. Pleas ant street, was a guest last Sunday of the Misses Thompson, Mt. Savage. BASEBALL “FANS” NOW GETTING BUSY Georges Creek League To Be Reorganized With Pour Teams. The Bleacherite On the Job We are going- to have baseball in this old town next season, and if the present plans go through as the pro moters expect, we are going to have real baseball, and plenty of it. It is decided, of course, we can’t get in the Blue Ridge League. The powers down there have imposed almost im possible conditions, and, consequent ly, it is not our fault that we are not a member of that high-cl.iss circuit. Maybe it will prove their misfortune. However, we are going ahead with our plans and hope, and certainly ex pect to have, a league right here at home that will give us baseball a-plenty. Piedmont, Cumberland, Lonaconing and Frostburg will be the circuit, and with three games a week, ought to be enough baseball to enthuse the most rabid fan. Last Monday evening a meeting was held in the Gladstone Hotel Annex, and considerable enthu siasm prevailed, although the ther mometer registered zero. A commit tee of three gentlemen of well known ability was appointed to represent Frostburg at the coming meeting of the representatives of the proposed league to look after Frostburg’s in terests. They are Patrick Brophy, Horace G. Evans and Frank Spates. These men have the requirements, and are suie to see that Frostburg gets a “square deal,” and that is all we desire. Equal chances to all and special privileges to none. As soon as the matter is settled, ar rangements will be made with the park people and the mobilization of the team will begin. This committee has numerous applications from play ers who desire to become members of the team. A number look good and the very best will be negotiated with and a good, strong aggregation is sure to be procured. The fans and rooters of the old town, who in the past have been loyal to their town and the team that represents it, are hoped and expected to be right there with their support this season and we will have baseball. SOME NOTES. Mike Boyle, of last year's team, was in town Tuesday evening last visiting some friends. Mike looks fine and says, in his quiet way, that he is “fit” and will be with us bigger and better than ever next season. A-pitcher of notoriety who resides in Washington, D. C., has made ap plication for a place on the team. It is said by baseball connoissieurs that he is some great flinger. Negotiations are on for his services here and, if possible, he will be procured. It is hoped that some of our own home-grown talent will show form enough to get a place on the team. There are quite a number of voung players here who would make good baseball timber if they would show a little more persistency and get down to real baseball training. E. I. Prichard, president of the Frostburg Baseball Club, has been ill the past week, consequently he was absent from last Monday evening’s meeting. Vice President Sluss pre sided in his stead. However, Mr. Prichard is fast recovering, and it is hoped and expected he will be himself in a few days. The Bleacherite. Fish Protection Must Be Insured i In order to secure fish to stock ' streams from the United States Fish 1 Commission, it is proposed by sports , men in Allegany county to have the | present Legislature pass laws for the 1 protection of fish. "It is understood ! that the government refuses to sup | ply fish for stocking streams longer 1 unless there is protection. It is pro i posed to have the trout streams closed | for fishing for two years in order to 1 permit propagation to proceed un i hindered. | In this event, it is understood, the 1 government likely will accede to a i request for two carloads of fish this | spring for local streams—one of bass, j pike and other varieties and one of i trout. The plan is to stock every | stream in Allegany county. Garrett ' county has a closed fish season for \ two years and this county desires to ] follow suit. A delegation is expected | to visit Annapolis in behalf of this > legislation and also to go to Wash- J ington to urge a liberal allotment of j fish stock for the local streams. I - : : jj f Mrs. Jabiez £3 ill it her 1 home, Miple street. WHOLR NUMBER 2,316 FROSTBURG BILLS AREJNTRODUCED 1 Miners Hospital and Normal School Appropiation Bills Up for Decision. Prospects Rosy for Passage (Special Correspondence.) State House, Annapolis, Md., Feb. 16—Delegate James Campbell last Thursday introduced in the House a bill providing for an appro priation of $35,000 with which to erect an addition to the State Normal School at Frostburg and equip and furnish it with dormitories. Mr. Campbell had been waiting for this bill some time, so when it reached him he in troduced it at once —the same day. The bill was endorsed by the entire Allegany county delegation and also by Senator Zihlman, and it will have the united support of the entire repre sentation as well as those from Gar rett, Washington and Frederick counties, including their Senators also. This will form a nucleus that will make for a large number of support ers in both Houses if the bill should meet with any opposition on its way. In addition to this, with Delegate Herpich, of Allegany, the Ways and Means Committee in the House, and Senator Zihlman on the Finance Com mittee in the Senate, the bill will have friends right inside the combination that decides upon appropriations, and they can be counted upon to make some noise and cause some trouble at the first indication of opposition to the appropriation. STRONG PLEA FOR MINERS HOSPITAL APPROPRIATION. Vice-President H. V. Hesse, Auditor Charles S. Jeffries, Director Dr. J. Marshall Price, and Superintendent Miss A. B. Montana, of the Miners Hospital staff; Col. Thomas G. Dillon and ex-State Senator John B. Shan non, all of Frostburg, appeared be fore the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees in joint session and made a strong plea for a continuance of the State appropria tion of SB,OOO a year for the next two years. Almost the entire membership of both committees were present, as were also Governor Harrington and State Comptroller Hugh A. McMullen. All were noticeably impressed by what they heard of the growing popu larity and increased benefits being derived from this popular institution. It is one of the most important insti tutions of its kind in the State and should have a direct claim upon the funds for whatever it requires to maintain it and add to its efficiency. The following statement for the year ending October, 1915, will show how badly it needs the money now being asked for: RECEIPTS. Appropriations from State. .$ 2,000 00 Allegany county 500 00 Receipts from patients 5,405 81 Borrowed from Ist Nat. Bank 2,200 00 $10,105 81 EXPENDITURES. Salaries and wages $ 5,674 37 Provisions 1,406 50 Light and fuel 534 72 Medical and surgical supp’es 851 89 Linen, dishes, cooking, etc. 64 30 Taxes and insurance 126 00 General expenses 775 28 ' Unpaid bills 5,679 83 $15,112 89 This shows that the institution is ’ considerably behind through no fault of its own, nor because of inferior management, its large amount of un paid bills being due directly to the fact that $6,000 of the SB,OOO appropri ated by the State for the year 1915 was not available because of a defi- I ciency in the State treasury. The I hospital’s indebtedness would have compelled it to close its doors had it not been for President J. H. Wheel wright, of the Consolidation Coal Company, who came its relief by ad vancing $6,000 without interest until 1 the State can make good the amount of its deficit. . PASSES THE HOUSE. Miller’s distillery will have to move . from Garrett county if the Shartzer I bill, which passed the House yester , day, passes the Senate, and Senator . Speicher, of Garrett, says it will. The bill prohibits the manufacture of in , toxicants in Garrett county. The bill l will now go to the Senate where it is j expected to pause more trouble, as the owners of the distillery at Accident f will make a strong effort to defeat it, t - Reception to Maryland Legislature The Governor of Maryland and Mrs. > Harrington entertained with the larg l est and most important reception of ; the season Wednesday evening at the ■ Executive Mansion, Annapolis. This : function was given to the members of the Maryland Legislature. - | ■ •' Mrs/ Joseph Chabot, -Maplje sttbe't) ifl several #eekji, fs improving l .