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FORTY-FIFTH YFAR. No. 26 GOOD WOODS FDR fOJjUEMEIR Man Well Known Here is a Prominent Pittsburgh Official. Will Help Remove Records An article in a recent issue of the Pittsburg' (Pa.) Post deals with the re moval of the archives of the city from the City Hall, where they have re posed for the best part of a century, to the new building. Just how the moving is to be accomplished without injury is giving city officials consider able concern. Many of the records and old books have become yellow and the paper containing them so brittle that the slightest shock is likely to send them into fragments. Their custodianship has been entrusted to men who are appreciative of the wear of time and as a rssult there has been an almost scientific care taken of the oldest books and records. The Rev. Dr. D. M. Kemerer, him self a patriarch, who holds a position as auditor, is one of the principal cus todians of the ancient records. Their safety is second nature with him and the attention he gives them amounts almost to a reverence. Notwithstand ing Rev. Dr. Kemerer is in his seventy ninth year, he is regarded as the most active employe in City Auditor F. A. Kimball’s office. It was years ago that he retired after serving in the Lutheran ministry for 37 years as a pastor. At present his efficiency record as one of the 5,000 city employes is among the highest. So precise is he in his methods that he regulates a high-grade watch he carries by the second hand. His daily appearance in council chamber, where he compares his time piece with Wash ington, (D. C.) time, to avoid error, has been noted. He has served the city continuously for 15 years with no demerit marks. Care for the ancient documents by one who can appreciate age is by no means any great part of Dr. Kemerer’s duties, for his reputa tion for being the most active man in the office has come from his work on the current or “live” stuff with which the office is often deluged. Dr. Kemerer, above referred to, is well known by many Frostburg peo ple, he having only last summer visited his aged sister, Mrs. H. B. Shaffer, who resides on East Union street, and the mother of the Shaffer brothers and sisters who conduct the business of the H. B. Shaffer Company. Ex-Governor William Dawson Dead Former Governor William M. O. Dawson, of West Virginia, aged 63, died at his home at Charleston at an early hour Sunday morning. He was a member of the State Public Service Commission and was for years promi nent in Republican politics in the State. About a week ago he was stricken with hemorrhage of the lungs and gradually grew weaker un til death came. Mr. Dawson was born in Blooming ton, Md., May 21, 1853. In 1879 he married Euda Neff, of Kingwood, W. Va., to whom was born Daniel Daw son, now a lawyer of Huntington, W. Va. After the death of his first wife he married Maude Brown, also of Kingwood, in 1899. He was editor and owner of the Preston County Journal from 1873 to 1891. He was admitted to the bar in 1892 and prac ticed law in Preston county and Charleston. Judge W. H. Ruppel Grants 67 Licenses Judge William H, Ruppel, of Som erset county, Pa., Saturday night dis posed of the liquor license applica tions, granting 67, the same as last year, and refusing 10. There are now 56 retail, one wholesale, six distillery and four brewery licenses in the county. Pastor’s Wife Honored. A birthday party was given Mrs. J. C. Walker Monday evening. Those present were : Mr. and Mrs. John McFarland, Mrs. M. M. W T ard, Mrs. Latimer Bradley, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Horton, Mrs. Henry Johnson and son, Mrs. William Farrady, Mrs. Henry Price, Mrs. Henry Williams, Mrs. Fannie Filer, Mrs. Lillie Price and Mrs. Rose Hughes; Misses Lottie Ward, Nellie McFarland, Ruth Wel lings, Emma-Moore, Annie Elias, Mar garet Price, Jean Lohr, Alvenia Ster ry, Beulah Farrady, Frank Prichard, Mr. and Mrs. James McFarland and Charles Thompson. I COMING YOUNG ATHLETE T #®| I - .'-if ; * . .< - i . s’ - f The above is a true likeness of George Biddington, a student of the Frostburg public schools, who won the State championship 50-yard dash in the junior 80-pound class, at the annual Maryland State Meet, held on the Homewood Athletic field, Balti more, in June of last year. In this victory the lad brought honor not only to himself, but to Beall High School, of this city, of which he is a pupil aud under whose auspices he competed. He covered the distance in 6 4-5 seconds. % In this event six points were scored for Beall High School, and assisted in placing Allegany county third among the counties of the State in the athletic honor roll. Beall High scored 17 of Allegany county’s 25 points, and without these Allegany county would have wound up twelfth instead of third in the honor roll. On account of the fine record at the State Olympiad, it is the opinion here that the county meet this year should be held on Beall High School track field. George Biddington is the son of Clifton Biddington, and resides on Park avenue, this city. Arbor Day On Friday, April 7th By joint resolution of the General Assembly, passed at the January ses sion, 1894, Governor Emerson C. Har rington has designated Friday, April 7, 1916, as Arbor and Highway Day. The Governor, in his proclamation, recommends that this day be observed as such, and that the people of the State devote the same to the planting of trees, and it is especially urged that the teachers of the public schools of the State encourage the children under their charge and influence plant on this day at-least one forest shade tree by the side of a public road. Gist Blair Is Rushing Campaign Gist Blair, of Montgomery county, Republican candidate for Congress in the Sixth Congressional district, vis ited Hagerstown recently and spent several days there in the interest of his campaign. Mr. Blair’s candidacy particularly appeals to a large num ber of Republicans who feel that this is a time when a conservative man should be sent to Congress. Mr. Blair called upon Dr. J. McPherson Scott, mayor of Hagerstown. Hill Street School Notes The Eighth Grade Literary Society held its weekly meeting yesterday (Friday) evening. The following pro gram was rendered: Song—Society. Selection—Orchestra. Recitation—Alice Anthony. Reading—Belle Goldsworthy. Composition—Datha Thomas. Current Events —Agnes Lyons, Yar mouth Mills, Irma Schlossstein and John Squires. Composition—Agnes Lyons. Recitation—Alfred Hott. Song—Society. Miss Margaret Close spent the week in Pittsburg, Mrs. Emma Donahue is substituting in the fourth grade dur ing her absence. Mrs. Rank attended the entertain ment at Maryland avenue school, Cumberland, last Friday evening. FROSTBURG, MARYLAND, SATURDAY. MARCH 18, 1916 POTATO GROWERS TOJEET AGAIN Permanent Organization to Be Formed at Meeting Next Friday. Concern To Be Chartered The Citizens National Bank of this city is preparing to entertain the po tato growers of this section at a meet ing to be held in the directors’ room of the bank on Friday, March 24th. The purpose of the conference is to form a permanent organization of po tato growers. A committee made up C. Wesley Loar, of this place; Benja min Green, Garrett county; James A. Morgan, Carlos; Robert Tennant, of Vale Summit, and John Blake, of Eckhart, are now preparing the by laws for the organization. The association, which will be in corporated, will have for its main ob jects the encouragement of better and more economical methods of potato culture, to secure better results in grading, packing, marketing and ad vertising Western Maryland seed po tatoes, to develop the local market, and find new markets for seed pota toes of local culture. Another object will be to secure pure seed at as low a price as is consistent with the best quality. The association will buy supplies for its members in a co-operative way and will rent, buy or build suitable buildings to store, and from which to distribute, supplies. These storage houses and packing places will be modern in every particular. There will be one committee, made up of experienced men, to arrange for the transportation and handling of all potatoes raised here. This committee will also make a constant effort to awaken general interest in the pro duction of seed potatoes throughout Allegany and Garrett counties. The Citizens National Bank, which is back of the movement, will hold a number of conferences during the year with the potato growers and will offer substantial aid to the movement until the association becomes self supporting. Twenty-one farmers attended the meeting last Friday, and these, with the additional number who will be present at the coming meeting, will constitute the charter membership of the new association. The following were present at the last meeting: Cecil Michael, Wm. L. Atkinson, Thomas J. Johnson, C. A. Murphy, John F. Workman, Earl C. Michael, Frostburg; Robert Tennant, C. Wesley Loar, Vale Summit; David Hansel, James Dunn and P. L. Blake, Eckhart; Benjamin F. Green, Avilton; James D. Harvey, Mt. Lake Park; George W. Oss, Cumberland; P. E. McKenna, Gilmore; H. P. Miller, Grantsville; James Weir, Lonaconing; Cyrus M. Bird, Meyersdale, Pa.; Jas. Morgan, Carlos, and Simeon Duck worth, Eckhart. Henry G. Davis Laid To Rest at Elkins The funeral services in Washington for former Senator Henry Gassaway Davis, who died Saturday morning, were held Monday, afternoon at 4 o’clock at ihe residence of his daugh ter, Mrs. Stephen B. Elkins, 1626 K street, northwest. The services were conducted by the Rev. Charles Wood, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, of which Senator Davis : was a communicant for many years. The honorary pallbearers were Chief Justice White, Andrew Carnegie, John W. Foster, Senator John Sharp Wil liams, Charles C. Glover, Solicitor General Davis, Ar hur P. Gorman, of Laurel, Md., and R. C. Kerens. Following the services at the resi dence, the family and friends left with the body Monday evening for Mr. DaVis’ home in Elkins, W. Va. The body lay in state at the home in Elkins until Wednesday, when servi ces were held at 1 o’clock in the after noon at the Davis Memorial Church, which Senator Davis founded in memory of his mother. The Rev. Dr. Frederick Barron, pas tor of the church, conducted the ser vices. The pallbearers there were drawn from the ranks of the employes of the bank and other institutions with which Senator Davis was con nected. Interment was made in Ma plewood Cemetery, situated on the outskirts of the town. This cemetery was laid out by Senator Davis him self, and here his son-in-law, Senator Stephen B. Elkins, is buried. Many beautiful floral tributes were ' received at the residence in Washing ' ton, coming from both individuals and organizations in which Senator Davis ■ was interested. His son, John T. Davis, of Havana, Cuba, was present at the funeral. THEN AND NOW. The Tango Teacher: “Well, if there isn’t that skating instructor dining at that swell hotel that I used to patronize.” —Rehae Us New York World. Beall High School News Notes; Pupils Perfect in Attendance . By ELISABETH HI TCHIXS. The Beall High School Girls’ Basket ball team won another victory Mon- i day night when they defeated the i girls’ team of the Allegany County : High School by a score of 9-5. The teams were well matched and all played their best, Miss Wright mak- | ing all the baskets for B. H. S. The i score at the end of the first half was 6-2, and the enthusiastic crowd cheer ed until the very last when the game ended by a score of 9-5. The line-up: ; A. c. H. s 5 B. H. S 9 1 Keiser F Wright Alburtis F Jficht Bernstein C Durst Taylor S. C. Kaefer Sharff G Crowe Willison G Fine The same night the Allegany County High School boys won their second victory this season from the B. H. S. five by a score of 25-17. The line-up: A. c. H. s. B. H. s. Deetz F Sacks Kline F Williams Zimmerman C Sluss Smith G McLean Cromwell G Price Subs. —Gaither,Taylor,Cook. Goals —Deetz 3, Kline 1, Zimmerman 2, Smith 1, Sacks 2, Williams 1, Sluss 4. Fouls—Deetz 10 out 14, Sacks 2 out of 5. Referee, Damm ; timers, Gould and Hitchins. * -x * After i debate, the subject of which was, “Resolved that the United States should own all telegraph and tele phone systems,” the Athenian Society selected the debaters to represent them at the Inter-Society debate. The , affirmative side of the question was upheld by Howard Fuller, Marion Durst and Nat Tyler, while Anna Nicht, LaFern Wilson and Eleanor Smith argued for the negative. The successful debaters were Howard Ful ler, Anna Nicht and Eleanor Smith. A debate was held in the Belles Lettres Society for the same purpose and the subject was, “Resolved, that the United States navy should be strengthened.” Fay Tuvin and Mabel Fine argued on the side of the affirm ative, and Alice Fuller, Olive Lewis and Mary Close debated on the side of the negative. From these five debat ers the society chose Fay Tuvin, Ma bel Fine and Olive Lewis for the pub lic debaters at the Inter-Society de bate. A debate between the two liter ary societies is held each year and looked forward to by the pupils and friends of the school as one of the chief scholastic events, the victory of which is considered quite an honor, and the Belles Lettres Literary Society claimed it in the 1915 debate. * * * On March 10, in a fast played con test, the Pennsylvania avenue boys met defeat at the hands of the Beall High School eighth grade by the score of 38 to 12. The feature of the con test was the team work of the Frost burg boys, Williams being the star of the game. The line-up : penn’a. ave. b. h. s. Workman F McMannis Freeland F Hanna Carroll C Williams Dewiggins G Cook Ranck G Logsdon Substitutes —Graham for McMannis. Goals —Freeland 1, Hanna 5, Williams 4, Graham 6. Fouls—Ranck 5 out of 16, Freeland 5 out of 12, Hanna 3 out of 6, Williams 2 out of 4, Cook 1 out of 2, Graham 2 out of 4. Referee, Car son ; scorer, Hanson. The same evening the Eighth Grade girls beat the Freshman team by a score of 5-8. * * * The eighth grade Literary Society held its regular meeting on March 10, and the following program was ren dered : Song—Society. Reading—Morton Cook. Current Events—M. Kallmeyer. Notes from the Domestic Science Department—Helen Benson. Recitation—Nelson Speir. Story—G. Graham. Instrumental—Eleanor Hartman. Notes from Manual Training—Harry Williams. Song—Society. Reading—Boynes McMannis. Clarinet Solo—Vernon Rodda. Class History—SusanShaffer. Quotations from Tennyson—Class. Honor Roll, those who made 90 per cent, or over: Miss Raley, teacher—Sue Benson, Emma Weisenborn, Marcella Scho field, Ethel Deneen, Lottie Reckley, Iva Griffith, Harry Michael. Miss Powell, teacher—Ora Seifert. Sophomores—Edward Betz, Rudolph Mendlesohn. Seniors—Elisabeth Hitchias, Oliver McLane, Fay Tuvin. Freshmen—lsabel Lucas, Rachel Rabinowitz, Agnes Ruge, Margaret Close, Isabel Truly, Guy Wright. Miss Ryan, teacher—Noel Cook, John Hafer, Margaret Hitchins, Edna Eisel, Thelma Hamill. Sixth Grade—Frances Sharff, Eliza beth Crosby, Jean Ort, Somerset Neid, Pearl Haberlein, Thomas James. Miss Garrett, teacher—Evelyn Hart ley, Dorothy Scott, Alfred Tuvin, Mary Gerson, Margaret Jones, Freda Slingloff. Miss Davis, teacher Margaret Lindamood. PERFECT ATTENDANCE FOR FEBRUARY. Seniors—Mabel Fine, Bernard Gra hame, Oliver McLane, Anna Nicht, Fay Tuvin, LaFern Wilson. Juniors—Ruth Brode, Clifton Hitch ins, Eva Loughney, Harry Miller, Leona Richardson. Freshmen—Walter Anthony, John Conrad, William Eberly, Raymond Lancaster, Pearl Buckalew, Jaaie Densmore, Irene Jones, Sarah McDon ald, Minnie Timmons, Susan Wilhelm, Hilda Willison. Miss Davis, teacher—Annie Baker, Elizabeth Eisel, Catherine Eisel, Mar garet Elrick, Hazel Kight, Margaret Lindamood, Gladys Lewis, Gerlie Lemmert, Otlia Morgan, Catherine Price, Jessie Ramsay, Nellie Richard son, Amanda Reckley, Lillian Reck ley, Lavern Thomas, Mary Wallbott, Elsie Williams, Leona Wolf, Beulah Hafer, Neil Cook, Martin Hartig, Myron Lehr, Wilson Odgers, Arthur Shives, Cecil Williams, George Engle. Miss Powell, teacher—James Clark, Morton Cook, Ben Goldsmith, Gra hame Strother, John Jones, George Jones, Herman Kerr, Boynes McMan nis, Vernon Rodda, Russell Speir, Concluded on Last Page. SAFETY FIRST TRAIN A NEWJEATURE New Methods to Be Demon strated in Fvery Com munity. Train Now Being Equipped Washington, D. C., March 13 The Safety First Exposition, which was held in Washington recently and which depicted what the Federal Government is doing in the saving of life and property, may soon be brought to the doorsteps of every cit izen in the United States. The exposition was of such far reaching educational value and cre ated so much public interest that Sec retary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane conceived the idea that the rest of the country ought, if possible, to be given the opportunity of seeing it. He accordingly wrote a letter to Dan iel Willard, President of the Balti more and Ohio Railroad, requesting the free use of a complete train for that purpose. President Willard responded immediately and offered to furnish an all-steel train of any nec essary number of cars to transport the exhibits. The railroad also agreed to haul this train free of charge over the entire length of its line, stopping , a sufficient length of time in each city or town to enable the people to inspect thoroughly the various ex hibits. > It has been tentatively agreed that this train will be in Washington by May 1, and that it will be equipped as rapidly as possible and sent on its ; wav. An itinerary will be arranged without delay. It is the plan of Sec . retary Lane that upon the completion of this itinerary the other prominent railroads of the country will be asked . to extend similar favors over their L lines, and in this way he hopes that everyone in the country sufficiently interested will be able to see the ex hibits. The exposition held in Washington originated witn the Bureau of Mines and through the encouragement of Secretary Lane spread to all the other departments until twenty-seven fed eral bureaus were represented, as , well as the American Red Cross and the police department of the District of Columbia. This moving exposition will give the people of the interior towns and , cities an opportunity to see and under stand what the Federal Government is doing in places remote in the work of the Public Health Service, Treasu ry Department, in guarding the gate ways of the Republic against epidem ics of diseases, and the stamping out of these diseases on the threshold of . the country; Coast Guard Service, the Navigation Bureau, the Forest Service’s plan of fighting forest fires ' and preserving millions of dollars of natural resources to the nation ; the ' methods used by the Bureau of Mines, Interior Department, in rescuing en tombed miners from terrible death ; i and the safety methods of the Inter state Commerce Commission which - have so signally reduced the deaths among trainmen. ' Gov. Brumbaugh For President i Philadelphia, Pa., March 12. , Gov. Martin G. Brumbaugh, in re sponse to a letter from Henry G. Was son, Republican National Committee man from Pennsylvania, urging that L he be a candidate for the presidential nominaticn, tonight made public his reply, accepting the invitation. Mr. Brumbaugh’s name will, accordingly, be placed on the presidential prefer ential ballot to be voted in the pri • mary election on May 16. Governor Brumbaugh, in his letter , to Mr. Wasson, declared that “such unity of thought and concert of action . by the Republican forces of the com monwealth as to presage a reunited party and a Republican victory in ( November cannot be accomplished y under any factional leadership,” and , that he had been assured by many that “those who are held responsible for the disaster of 1912 cannot bring ’ together the broken forces of the party and leal it to a decisive vic [ tory.” t In case of a factional contest in the , State the Governor is said to have _ been assured of the support of Con gressman William S. Vare and his brother, State Senator Edwin H. Vare, who are among the potential political | leaders in this city, as well as former State Senator William Flinn and oth . er supporters of Colonel Roosevelt in the western section of the State. Maltas to Celebrate. . : The Knights of Malta will celebrate . their thirty-first anniversary Thurs , day evening, March 23d, when a social - and luncheon will be held in Nickel’s Hall. WHOLE NUMBER 2,320 ELECTROCUTION ISNOTMED Mode of Capital Punishment To Remain As It Is— Hanging. Other News From Annapolis Annapolis, Md., March 14.— N0 further legislation to do away with hanging will be considered by the present General Assembly. The bill introduced by Delegates Layton and Wimbrow, of Worcester county, was killed this afternoon. Other legisla tion, however, will come up to provide a central place of execution. Dele gate Luthardt, of Baltimore, intro duced a bill to execute the death pen alty at the city jail in Baltimore. Be cause of objection to this from the jail authorities he has amended it to make it the House of Correction. The electrocution bill was killed in the House when a motion to strike out the enacting clause was offered by Delegate Luthardt. After considera ble discussion the motioifl prevailed by a vote of 57 to 35. The “clincher” then was put on. The Senate confirmed all the State appointments, including the big city boards, except those of Henry M. Warfield, to be Adjutant-General, and State Senator James S. Shepherd, to be Land Commissioner. General Warfield was confirmed some days ago; Senator Shepherd will not be confirmed until the end of the session, for fear that it would be held he were holding two offices at the same time. There was no fight upon any of the appointments except one made by Senator Zihlman, of Allegany county, the Republican floor leader, against confirming John L. Casey, of that county, to be mine inspector for Alle gany and Garrett counties. Senator Zihlman contended that Casey is a mine boss and not a practical miner with the number of years’ experience required by the law. At one time it looked as if Zihlman would prevent Casey’s confirmation, but some Demo cratic votes that he depended upon did not stand by him. It is not known when the Senate will act upon the local appointments, the justices of the peace, notaries public and so on in Baltimore city and the counties. There are various hitch es to be straightened out. The following bills were passed in Senate and House, respectively : Delegate Campbell’s, providing for appointment of bailiffs in Frostburg. Delegate Fisher’s, amending the charter of Frostburg. Delegate Smith’s, providing for col lection of taxes and water rents in Frostburg. Delegate Brown’s, providing for election of mayor for Frostburg. Delegate Green’s, empowering may or and council of Frostburg to con demn land for municipal purposes. Senator Zihlman's, providing for finger-board signs on roads. Delegate Brown’s, authorizing bond issue of $5,000 to build sewerage sys tem in Midland, Allegany county. Delegate Brown’s, to change limits of certain election districts in Alle gany county. To BORROW $1,500,000. Senator Cooper introduced the ad ministration bill authorizing deposits of the State’s Northern Central mort gage with some financial concern as security for the loan of $1,500,000 to relieve the present deficit. The bill authorizes the Board of Public Works to borrow the necessary funds at the best rate of interest that can be ob tained. Governor Harrington explained that while the Fidelity Trust Company offered to loan at 3j4 per cent, the bill does not obligate the State to accept this offer. Instead the State fiscal officials are merely empowered to make the loan on the best terms pos sible and with any financial concern. The Governor said he had heard that the State may be able to borrow the money at even a better rate of inter est than that offered by the Fidelity company and that the rate might be as low as 3 or 2X per cent, for the short time for which the money is desired. TO REPEAL WILSON LAW. Hope is entertained by the Republi cans that this legislature will repeal what is left of the odious Wilson bal lot law. This applies now to five counties in the State, namely : Prince Georges, Anne Arundel, Charles, St. Marys and Calvert counties. Senator Archer introduced the bill, which was referred to the Committee on Elec tions. There is no doubt it will be opposed by the senators from Anne Arundel and Prince Georges, the only Democrats from the sections affected. Continued ou Last Page.