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FORTY-FIFTH YHAR. No. 24 LEADING CITIZEN AND DOCTOR PASSES AWAY Dr. Timothy Griffith, Esteemed By All Who Knew Him, Following a Valiant Fight With Disease, Is Claimed By Death. > 1 \ The Late Dr. Tiaafih^Griffith Dr. Timothy Griffith, who for nearly thirty years was one of Frostburg’s foremost citizens and leading medical practitioners, died after a prolonged illness at the family residence, 134 East Union street, Thursday evening, at about seven o’clock. Though not unexpected, the announcement of Dr. Griffith’s death came as a shock to his hosts of friends, who expressed deep and genuine sorrow on account of the demise of their amiable fellow-citizen and helpful friend. Dr. Timothy Griffith, son of the late Timothy and Eleanor Griffith, was born in Steuben, Oneida county, New York, Thursday, August 1, 1861. He attended successively the public schools of his native town; Whites town Seminary, Whitestown, N. Y., closing his scholastic career with a course in the Department of Medicine, University of New York City. Locating in Utica, N. Y., he practiced his profession in that city during the year 1887. Thence he came to Frostburg, and on the 24th day of Febru ary, 1888, became associated with his brother-in-law, Dr. J. J. Jones, and after five years of partnership, succeeded to the latter’s entire practice. Meanwhile, in 1891-2, he took a fin ishing course in the New York Post- Graduate School. During his career here he enjoyed several distinctions in and out of his profession. He was president of the Allegany and Garrett County, and of the Georges Creek Medical Association; vice president of the Medical and Chi rurgical Association of Maryland; Town Councilman of Frostburg two years; County Road Director four years; president of the Miners Hospital Board of Directors, and for nineteen years had been a leading director of the First National Bank of Frostburg. In 1891 Miss Eleanor E. Bloom of New York City, became his wife, a union blessed with the coming of one daughter—Miss Helen E. Griffith, now one of the town’s most accomplished young ladies. Both, sadly bereaved, are comforted by the community’s universal manifestations of sympathy. In these expressions three sisters also share—Mrs. E. Watkins Jones, Philadelphia, Pa.; Mrs. J. J. Jones, Wilmington, Del., and Mrs. Frank R. Everett, Frostburg. In all his numerous activities as physician, citizen and trustee of public trusts, Dr. Griffith was a model of consistent manhood and unassailable in tegrity. As a physician he held a sway—not only wide in skillful service, but. largely in unpretending benevolence. As a citizen, sorrow over his death, regarded by all as untimely, is measurably abated by memories of a genial, friendly and consistently good life. All knew him, and all testify that they never found him in unpleasant mood. He, therefore, not only honored the profession to which he proudly belonged, but he conferred distinction upon civilian offices by public-spirited and conscientious incumbency. Hence, he attracted the sincere respect of all, and by the many who knew him best, he was admired as a man of large and exemplary worth. In his various profes sional and business contacts, he came to learn and value the good in others —an accomplishment of mutual help and practical friendship. The death of this nobleman, therefore, leaves this community poorer in that element in which it should be richer, but for all of his legion of friends it will be good to remember for years to come that one like him has been. Funeral Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from his late home. Revs. J. Euther Martin, pastor of St. John’s Episcopal Church, and J. N. Beall, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, of whose church the doctor was a member, will officiate. Remains can be viewed Saturday afternoon and Sunday up to the time of the funeral. Frostburg Now Has An Efficient Board of Trade More enthusiasm and municipal ance at the meeting and of these 142 pride was exhibited 'at a big mass joined the new organization with their 'meeting of business men in the Eyrie dues paid. Theatre here Wednesday evening at The following were selected as which a board of trade was organized members of the board of directors, than had been noted here in years. Frank C. Beall, W. E. G. Hitchins, The men, representing every indust- Thomas H - Morgan, H. V. Hesse, John S. Brophy, John B. Wiliams, ry in this place, were heart and soul George H wittig> George stern , Ray . for Frostburg, and if the boosting mon Walter, Olin R. Rice, B. W. spirit so evident at the Eyrie Wednes- Duncan, H. B. Colborn, J. W. Shea, day evening is kept up Frostburg is Howard Hitchins and E. I- Prichard, sure to be put on the industrial map The directors will meet this week to in the .pject officers m>4 th or* Tfjdrfe we’re about US men in attend- ganimation. FROSTBURG, MARYLAND. SATURDAY. MARCH 4, 1916 WEINBERG WANTS TO , GOTOOKESS Advances Good Arguments In Support of His Claims I For Nomination. Frederick Co. Claims Neglect The following is taken from the Hagerstown Globe in reference to Eeo Weinberg, of the Frederick bar, who is asking the support of the Re publicans of this county for the nom ination for Congress : Mr. Weinberg is a brother of Henry Weinberg, of Hagerstown. He is a well known young attorney of Freder ick and for several years has been associated with the most important cases in the Circuit Court there. He is recognized as a most capable and trustworthy lawyer, an indefatigable worker in all that he undertakes, and his friends feel that as a public offi cial he would show the same aptitude for work and for care and attention to details that he exhibits in the practice of law. While small in stature Mr. Wein berg is an orator of considerable abil ity and his services are very much in demand over a wide range of territo ry. He has spoken in campaigns in Baltimore and throughout his county and has addressed lodges of Elks at various towns and cities, including Cumberland, Staunton and Hagers town. On next Tuesday evening he will speak at Boonsboro upon—“ The Call of Humanity,” he having recent ly spoken in that town, and so excel lent an impression did he make that he has been asked to again come to the town. Eeo Weinberg was born in Fred erick, Maryland, January 20, 1885. He graduated from the Male High School at Frederick in June, 1903, and afterwards entered Washington and Lee University at Lexington, Va., where he received the degree of Bachelor of Law in 1906. Subse quently he took the State Bar Exam ination and in January, 1907, was ad mitted to practice law in Maryland. He located at Frederick and soon made a name for himself. After prac ticing for one year Mr. Frank E- Stoner, one of the leading lawyers at Frederick, made him his partner, which partnership continues to exist and enjoys a large practice. Mr. Weinberg has quite a reputation as an orator and is an able lawyer. He has participated in very important litiga tion. He was the attorney in the Mc- Sherry will case, and also the attor ney in the election case involving: the Grandfather Clause. Concerning his oratorical ability the Frederick News said : “An unusual reason was assigned as the cause why the court should grant a new trial in the c ise of Wil liam P. and Lillian Beasley against the Mayor and Council of Cumberland and the Evvits Creek Water Compa ny, and the motion for , which was argued before Judge Worthington recently. This reason was given by former Judge Ferdinand Williams, of Cumberland, one of the counsel for the defense, who said that the heavy verdict of the jury was brought about through the eloquence of Eeo Wein berg, one of the plaintiff’s attorneys, who made the closing argument. “Impassioned addresses to the jury constitute one of the grounds of a motion for a new trial, but this has rarely, and certainly not in recent 3 T ears, been availed of in Frederick courts. The Beasleys sued for SIO,OOO and were awarded $6,500 by a jury at the February term of court. Judge Williams stated that the eloquence of Mr. Weinberg in his impassioned ap peal to the jury swayed their minds. Referring to the Frederick attorney he said : ‘He is keen, accomplished and clever and his argument to the jury had its effect.’ ” Wr. Weinberg frankly says to go to Congress has been his life ambition, and he is now basing his campaign largely upon the ground that this is the time for Frederick county to re ceive recognition, as reference to his advertisement will show. There he shows by dates that not since Milton G. Urner, Sr., represented his district in Congress, nearly 40 years ago, has Frederick county had a congressman or had a nominee of the Republican party for Congress come from that district, although all the other coun ties in the district hare had congress men and nominees galore. Musical Art Concert. The Musical Art Society of this place, will give its first concert of the season Monday evening next, in As sembly Hall of State Normal School. The society, under the training of Rev. P. G. Saffron, have been rehears ing for some time, and as a result of tjijs specia,l gfaqtiee a very fine pro gram Will be rendered. FROSTBURG BILLS i WEREffSENTED s Several Changes Asked For In Charter by Mayor and Council. Two Year Term for Mayor Charles G. Watson, Esq., City At i torney for the municipality of Frost burg, brought five bills to Annapolis recently, which he turned over to Mr. Campbell, of the Allegany delegation, who in turn submitted them to a dele gation meeting. There will be no op position to the measures in the dele gation, and the bills will be introduc ed as fast as they are put in regu lation shape. One of these bills repeals the law passed several years ago making the bailiff and night policemen elective instead of appointive offices and put ting them back into the hands of the mayor and council. The others are as follows : Empowering the Mayor and Coun cil to increase the tax-rate to 75 cents on each SIOO worth of assessable prop erty, when necessary; they cannot exceed 50 cents un ler the charter as it stands. A referendum section is in this bill and must be ratified by the voters. Enabling the Mayor and Council to recover by suit, in the same manner as city taxes, water rentals, and to execute on the property for the same when payment is refused. Extending the term of the Mayor from one to two years, as at present, and to increase the salaries of the Mayor and Councilmen—the former from $l5O to S3OO, and the latter from $2.50 per meeting to SIOO per year flat. Empowering the Mayor and Coun cil to condemn rights-of-way for put ting in sewers, etc. This power is already given for gas and water mains, but does not enable them to condemn for sewer lines. The bill giving the Mayor and Council the right to increase the municipal tax-rate not to exceed 75 cents must be ratified by the voters of the town at the city election to be held in April, and must, therefore,-be passed as an “emergency” measure to become effective before June 1, 1916, under the Rules of the General Assembly. Delegate Shartzer, of Garrett coun ty, introduced his twin bills amending the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and providing for a poll-tax of SI.OO per year, which must be paid before the citizen can vote. Hosiery Plant To Be Enlarged Plans drafted by G. F. Sansbury, of Cumberland, for the enlargement and improvement of the Parkery Hosiery Mill, of this city, have been approved by H. A. V. Parker, of Portsmouth, Va., president of the concern, and it is said that work on the same will be commenced within the next 30 days. The proposed improvements in clude a three-story addition to the present structure, measuring 23 by 56 feet. A concrete storage basement under the entire structure will afford a place for the raw material which now takes up valuable space on the main floor. The new addition will be equipped with hardwood (maple) floors, fire escapes, an elevator and a lighting and ventilating system, de signed as an aid to the health and comfort of the employes. A new office will be built in the old building and the place of entrance will be changed. The plant now has 125 machines as follows : 50 knitting machines, 60 rib bers and 15 loopers. To this number will be added 60 more knitting ma chines, 25 loopers and 63 ribbers, mak ing 148 machines, which, added to the present number, will give the firm 273 of the finest machines of their kind on the market. Wm. S. Hoblitzell Died in Hospital William S. Hoblitzell, aged 65, eld est son of the late Jacob Hoblitzell, died yesterday (Friday) morning at 4:30 o’clock at the Miners Hospital following an operation for cerebral hemorrhage. He is survived by two sons and one daughter, Crawford and Jacob, of Frostburg, and Mrs. Walter Parker, of Vale Summit. A brother, Ross Hoblitzell, Wheeling, W. Va., and a sister, Mrs. Charles Cowan, Pittsburgh, Pa., also survive. De ceased was was a life-long resident of Frostburg and lived on East Union stredt. ,Epneip.l arrangement* have tfo't yet Weed perfected. “SOLDIER” BROWN I GETSTRE COUNT • Outclassed by Ray McMillan, the Fckhart Boy, at Fvery Turn. . Brown Down in Fourth Round The biggest event in sporting cir cles that has occurred here in many moons was staged on last Tuesday evening at Eleanor Hall, Mechanic street. Long before the hour for the preliminary bout to begin the house was crowded, and promptly at 8:30 the gladiators entered the ring. Macynski, of Eckhart, and Race, of Frostburg, were the contestants. The Eckhart boy showed skill and science and was far the better man, and after three rounds the referee stopped the fight, agreeing with the big crowd present that Race had enough. The big event followed immediately —McMillan, of Eckhart, vs. Brown, of Frostburg. Both men had been training under the tutelage of two well known professional boxers the past four weeks. Fay Kiser, of Pitts burgh, Pa., a pugilist of considerable experience and reputation, had been looking after Brown’s condition, while “Paddy” Grimes, of Philadelphia, Pa., was getting McMillan in shape for this event. McMillan looked the better man and was a very pronounced favorite in the betting for weeks pre vious to the evening of the combat. Kiser and Snyder, of Cumberland, were in Brown’s corner coaching their favorite with words of advice, and ' Grimes and McMillan’s brother, * “Jim,” were in McMillan’s corner. ’ “Sammy” Morgan was the official * timekeeper, and “Billy” Yutzy, the 1 one-time Pocahontas pugilist, but now the proprietor of a Mt. Savage “wet 5 goods emporium,” was the referee. 1 The affair was conducted with de- c cency and decorum and no rough- 5 neck business was permitted, and the management must be congrarulated 1 on the excellent order maintained 1 under the very trying circumstances. 1 McMillan so far outclassed Brown 1 in four rounds of the scheduled ten- : round bout that Brown would not an- i swer the bell for the fifth session and 1 his seconds threw up the sponge. 5 Brown, though possessed of consider- able ring experience, appeared like a < novice before the fast-moving Me- ‘ Millan, and the latter landed at will, j Brown, on the other hand, hardly 1 landed one clean, well directed blow, and his showing was a great disap- ' pointment to his large following. < The crowd was the largest ever at- i tending a fight in this old town, and s was made up of well known sporting 1 men from Cumberland, Mt Savage, 1 Piedmont, Barton, Eonaconing, Mid- 1 land, Ocean, Klondyke, Vale Summit, t Eckhart, Meyersdale and Frostburg. < Every town and village had its repre- 1 sentative, and every representative had his man picked out to win and 1 was there to root for him to bring 1 home the bacon. ] - t Words of Praise From M. P. Lichty i s 1 In concluding a letter to the Mining j Journal, which was received yester- , day, Mr. M. P. Eichty, of Zion, N. D., | has the following to say concerning j this paper : “I must say this in praise ] of your local paper, I never did see, or know of any local paper that can ( come up to the Mining Journal in . neatness, clear, clean type, general , make-up and choice of matter. Sue- ( cess to you, Mr. Hitchins.” . Coming, as this does, from a real . connoisseur, the Journal feels highly flattered, and in return thanks Mr. ] Eichty for his kind words in praise of ] our efforts to produce a newspaper worthy of the community. Mr. Eich ty is an accomplished writer and well read in many lines, frequently con- * tributing interesting articles to Som erset county, Pa., newspapers, in which county he was born and reared, but having resided in North Dakota - for many years, where he is now serv'ng as township clerk and treasu rer of the Hardwheat school district. Successful Dance. The leap year dance held in Eyrie hall Monday evening by the T. D. S. Club was one of the most successful ' dances of the season. About fifty couples were present, among them a number from Cumberland. The grand march was led by Prof. , Healy and Miss Alice Fuller. The ladies who had charge of the arrangements were: Misses Mabel Kemp, Pearl Kalbaugh, Myrtle Wil- ■ liams, Eleanor Richardson, Agnes Howat, Emily Connor and Nina Tuvin. The congregation of John Wesley M. E. Church, Oak street, will hold ’ tan oyster supper Monday evening, , Match 13. “ THE BLEA CHERITE ” IS AGAIN ON THE JOB Col. Thomas G. Dillon, “Grand Old Man of Baseball” in Western Maryland, to Write for Frostburg Mining Journal. to**, J f The coming baseball season, which ! will open early in May, promises to be fraught with just a little more than the ordinary interest. True, Frost burg and Cumberland could not see their way clear to pick up Blue Ridge League franchises, but we will have something just as good and just as interesting right here at home in a combination of teams that will proba bly be dubbed the Potomac League. The Mining Journal last year was warmly commended for the able and concise manner in which its baseball news was reported. It will be even ( better this year. The Journal has again secured the services of “The Bleacherite,” who served with such great credit as sporting editor last ' season, and whose photograph, char acteristic of his profession, appears above. This will be good news to the “fans” of the creek region who en joyed reading “The Bleacherite’s” reports in The Journal last season. Col. Thomas G. Dillon, who was born in Frostburg September 28, 1856, attended the public schools of his , native town, worked in the mines, did some clerical work until the year 1876, when he left for the Pennsylvania oil fields, remaining there for five years. For fourteen years following his re turn to Frostburg the Colonel was employed as a clerk in the office of . the Consolidation Coal Company. In 1895 he purchased the St. Cloud Hotel, and for a period of twelve years he was its genial and accommodating proprietor, and again for a period of two years. Eater on was a member of Town Council as Town Treasurer two years. Is a member of the Demo cratic State Central Committee. Was twice candidate for the General As sembly on the Democratic ticket. Has been an active member of Frostburg Fire Department thirty years. For many years he has been the leader in baseball in Allegany county. Is known to every lover of clean sport in baseball all over the county. The Journal appreciates his servi ces in furnishing the proper baseball “dope,” and we know for a certainty that his unbiased and oftimes humor ous “write-ups” are just as greatly appreciated by the large and growing army of Journal readers. We extend greetings to Colonel Dillon, and with his many friends join in hoping that his shadow may never grow less. THE GOING MAN. Good-bye faithful “pals,” I am going to hit the trail; For I hear the mighty dollar’s siren call— I am going hence to seek it—l am travelling for the kale," And there isn’t room for sentiment in baseball. We have been together many years, but that is past and done ; It’s as gone as leaves that in the autumn fall, I am sorry, “pal,” to quit you, but I’m out for “number one,” To stick for sentiment is not base ball. The other fellows on the team, you’ve all been friends of mine ; We’ve fought together—backs against the wall. We have battled well and truly in the days of “Auld Lang Syne,” Still there isn’t room for sentiment in baseball. The club, the fans and rooters, were good (o pip, but do you blame , Me if th'eir treVtofent I lefcn't recall? ' WHOLE NUMBER 2,318 I’m in it for what’s in it—l’m not in it for the game— For there’s no sentiment—not in baseball. So, farewell to the old town, to the foolish friendly fan, To team mate, to the rooters, to all! But when and where my name is call ed, remember if you can (?) There’s sentiment—but it isn’t in baseball. The pennant flag, emblematic of the championship baseball team of the Cumberland and Georges Creek League for the season of 191 S, will not fly in Eonaconing this coming sea son. The disintegration of a baseball team is bad, and the disintegration of the gate receipts is much more to be deplored. The scrappy little manager of last season’s team has announced his retirement from the game, at least in Eonaconing, this season. So the big star of last season’s team who made baseball history in Eonaconing will be seen there no more forever. The mighty wollopers, “Shotgun” Keener, the dancing, dashing first sacker, Kellogg; the port-side, “Hot- Stuff” Muster, and little Johnnie East, the premier twirlers ; the catch ers, Bruff and “Skinner” Flynn, Coney’s pride and boast, will become like the mighty “Jack” Douglas, “Jimmie” Schuyler, “Tim” Mcßride, Pollock, McGee and many other great stars—a memory, a reminiscence of better and more interesting days. However, will the Eonaconing people stand for this elimination of the great national game for that good old town ? It is a conceded fact that a good base ball team in a town like Eonaconing, Frostburg, Cumberland or Piedmont, is a good advertisement for the town. East season no less than fifteen papers gave the scores of the Georges Creek and Cumberland League games, and this, in a measure, helped the towns that they represented in the league. Just now Eonaconing is better able to support a club than it has been for several years. The mines down there are working very good, the silk mill and glass factory have been working constantly, and it seems like Lona coning should be in the baseball busi ness sure this season. Manager Mc- Guire seems to think the fans and rooters are not manifesting any inter est in the game for the coming sea son. Well, the weather has been so very severe the past week or two that possibly the fans and rooters of Eon aconing had the baseball conditions almost lost sight of. Then, too, the basketball season is just at its height and that may have in some degree clipped the baseball situation. However, we know the baseball sit uation in Eonaconing pretty well, and feel reasonably certain that Lonacon ing will be in this new league, no matter what the name may be, and will be there with a good, strong team fighting for the top rung of the ladder. The baseball meeting that was call ed for Tuesday evening, Feb. 29, at the St. Cloud Hotel, did very little good. Representatives were present from Piedmont, Midland and Frost burg. President Fuller Bernard was also present and called Manager Russler on the telephone, who said he would come to Frostburg and attend the meeting if the president thought they would be able to get down to business. James Noel, who represent- Cotrclu'tfed oa Last Page.