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FORTY-FIFTH YRAR. No. 27 Judge John B. Rees Died Thursday Morning Another of Frostburg’s Beloved Citi izens Passed Peacefully Away at Miners Hospital. THE announcement of the death of John B. Rees, the Orphans Court for Alle gany Count}’, while not en tirely unexpected, catne as a shock, and was roceived with profound grief by the entire community. Judge Rees may be said to have been, by . reason of his long residence in Frostburg and his identifi 'Tv’"* cation with public affairs and institutions, one of the best known men in town and coun- I®'® 1 ” %mpgjßßyS!l%aaßl tv, and he was correspond- ingly loved and esteemed by all who knew him. He was a man of generous impulses, a public official of more than the ordinary ability, a sage in the administration of advice to those who sought his counsel, a good, kind neighbor, a reputable citizen, a friend of the friendless, a leading churchman and patron of fraternal organizations,—in short, Judge Rees may truly be classed as nature’s nobleman. Judge Rees died at the Miners Hospital at about 8 o’clock on Thursday morning. The direct cause of his death is attributed to pneumonia, which de veloped after his removal to the hospital. Two falls that the aged man re ceived during the past month no doubt contributed largely to his death. On his way to his home last Saturday evening he fell, but no serious consequen ces were apparent at the time, but on Sunday morning he was discovered in an unconscious condition by his daughter, and he was at once removed to the hospital, where he remained in a comatose condition until claimed by death. John B. Rees was born in Wales January 3, 1843, and came tc America in the year in 1864, settling first at Summit Hills, Pennsylvania. He had been a resident of Frostburg continuously since 1869. In the year 1867 he was united in marriage at Pittsburgh, Pa., to Miss Margaret Francis, who preced ed him to the spirit world July 20, 1892. Mr. Rees was elected Judge of the Orphans’ Court in 1911, and in 1915 was re-elected. He also served as census enumerator of the local district and tax assessor. He was president of the Mozart Glee Club, having among oth er accomplishments, attained quite a notoriety as a vocalist. At the formation of the congregation of the First English Baptist Church of this city Judge Rees became one of the charter members, serving as sec retary of that congregation for many years, until the year just passed. He was a charter member of Frostburg City Lodge, No. 88, Knights of Pythias, and during the past sixteen years served faithfully and well as keeper of rec ords and seals of that society. He had been an Odd Fellow for 47 years, and for the past 28 years he was an active member of Frostburg Lodge, No. 128, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. In politics Judge Rees was an ardent Republican, but that he was popu lar with partisans of other parties is evidenced by the unprcedented majori ties he received in the county each time he w is a candidate for the office of Judge of the Orphans’ Court, a position he filled so admirably with honor to himself and credit to those he represented. He is survived by two sons and three daughters, as follows : John Rees, Colorado Springs, Colo. ; David Rees, Gary, Ind. ; Mrs. John Adams, Hagers town ; Mrs. Daniel Nightingale, Lonaconing, and Mrs. Samuel Mears, of this city. Twenty-seven grandchildren also survive. The funeral will take place tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon from the resi dence of his daughter, Mrs. Samuel Mears, East Loo street. The services will be in charge of the Rev. B. F. Bray, of Ronanoke, Va., former pastor of the First English Baptist Church of this city. Interment in Allegany Cem tery. State Normal School Play A Big Success The Seniprs and Juniors of the State Normal School scored a triumph here Friday evening last, by the manner in which they presented “Girls of ’76” which was given as the annual school play. It was an historical drama, with just enough comedy, music and dancing to keep interest at a high pitch every minute. The entire play was given without prompting and each individual played with an assurance that showed thorough preparation. The leading parts were taken by the following pupils of the school: Isabel Kinison, Nan Myers, Eleanor Smyth, Inez Devore, Almira Boucher, Ger trude Brady, Elizabeth Adams, Angela Dilley, Ruth Engle, Jessie Ayers, Virginia Williams, Stella Sterry, Margaret Reilly, Anna Ruge, Flossie Skidmore, Elizabeth Hitchins, Elsie Smith, Andrew Speir. Some of the work done was of an extremely high order. All did well but the ones having the principal parts were afforded a better opportun ity to display their histronic abilily. Miss Devore as “Bitter Sweet,” dis played an amazing versatility. By turns she interpreted varying emotions and the cleverness of her winsome stage presence simply captivated the audience. Misses Isabel Kinison as the wife of a Britiah Colonel, Almira Boucher as Barbara’s friend and Jes sie Ayers as the leader of the colored servants, were excellent in their re spective parts. The colored slaves were Misses Vir ginia Williams, Stella Sterry, Mar garet Reilly, Anna Ruge, Flossie Skid more and Elizabeth Hitchins. The guests for the sewing bee in Act I and for the ball in Act 111, were Misses Edith Bennett, Marie Walters, Margaret Graham, Margaret Morton, Esther Andrews, Elesta Baker, Esther Burns, Freda Creutzburg, Isabella Durst, Anna Engle, Ada Lucas, Mary Miller, Ina Morgan, Clara Powell, Lola Plummer, Minnie Rankin Jessie Riggleman, Louise Schlossstein, Fran cis Todd, Genevieve Winter, Lavern Schombert. The costuming of the play was elab orate, and the scene in the Betsy Ross home depicting the makingof the first American flag brought rounds of ap plause. Philadelphia and Trenton in 1776 furnished the locale of the drama. The musical accompaniment to the singing was played by Beall’s Orches tra. The play was given under the direc tion of Miss Mattie Zutavern, teacher of Elocution and English at the Normal School. A specialty which pleased the audi ence was the dancing of the colonial minuet by eight girls, arranged in two sets of four. The hall was well filled, every town in Allegany county being represented. Prominent Frostburg Merchant Retiring Joe Lindauer, an old and well known Frostburg merchant, as will be noted by an advertisement elsewhere in this issue, is retiring from business. The stand now occupied by Mr. Lindauer, as well as the business, is one of the oldest in Frostburg, and since the year 1848 has been conducted by rela tives of the present owner. The business was started in 1848 by a great uncle of the present incum bent, Philip Goodman, who conducted the same until 1867, when it was pur chased by the late Marx Wineland, uncle of Mr. Lindauer. The latter lo cated in Frostburg in 1901 and went into partnership with his uncle, Mr. Wineland, and in 1891 the latter retir ed, leaving the store to his nephew, who has since conducted the business at that stand. Mr. Lindauer is one of this city’s most enterprising citizens, and has been very successful in business dur ing the years he has been located here. Many regret that he has deter mined to locate elsewhere, but wish him success and prosperity in what ever locality he may choose to cast his lot. FROSTBURG, MARYLAND, SATURDAY. MARCH 25, 1916 A WOMAN’S PLEA FORJISTBURG Deplores Greatly the Pres- Temporary Industrial Depression. Car Shortage Hits Mines Hard (Contributed by Bessie Bannatyne Grim.) It surely is a deplorable fact to note, from day to day, the steady outpour ing of our men, both married and single, in search of employment in distant cities, there having been al most one hundred left in the past week or ten days. The average man would undoubt edly rather remain at home, but, then, when there is absolutely nothing to do at home to obtain a livelihood the inevitable result—go somewhere else. The work at the mines the past month has been dreadfully poor, thereby curtailing wages, and when we con sider the fact that so many of our families are dependent upon the mines for their sustenance, the ques tion naturally arises, What are the families doing, or going to do, in the near future ? How is a husband and father going to provide for a family consisting of four or five children on an income of from $8 to $lO every two weeks ? It is impossible to provide for an ordinary family and give them the absolute necessities of life (cutting out the luxuries) on an income of less than sl2 to sls a week, against the extremely high cost of living. You may practice the most rigid economy and still the bills mount higher and higher. We cite the aforesaid facts from our own experience. Of course, we suppose that every community has in its makeup both honest and dishonest people, but then, take the average honest man, who endeavors to meet his expenses and live straight, how can he possibly pay S3O to S4O worth of bills with $lO or sls, or even less? The business men nat urally suffer, for when a man hasn’t the money to pay his bills, what can the merchant say to him ? And when a customer has been dealing with a certain firm for years and years, keep ing his account straight, can the merchant turn the said customer down, refuse him further credit, when the merchant knows for a fact that he hasn’t really got the money to meet his bills ? We were very glad to hear of the recently organized Associated Chari ties in our town, and admired the mo tive of those public-spirited people for taking this step for the help of unfor tunate humanity, but with the pres ent state of affairs staring us in the face, the great majority jf the work ing prople will very soon need charity. With all the fine resources with which Nature has so kindly endowed our fair town, namely, a wealth of pure mountain water, excellent cli matic conditions and a delightful lo cation, we ask, simply, why can’t something be done to right the pres ent conditions and an effort made to keep our own citizens at home? We feel safe in saying that Frost burg can compare favorably with any other town of its size for the number of beautiful homes, and as the major ity of residents own their own homes and take great pride in making them attractive, they naturally wish to stay here and enjoy them. Then take the case of people who are endeavoring to pay for their homes. If the hus band or father should happen to find good employment away from home and desired his family to come to him, how much would he get for his prop erty if he attempted to sell it, with property at the very low market value that it is today ? Traveling salesmen, whose work take them to different towns, report that other towns all over the State and country are boom ing, so they cannot understand the depression from which Frostburg is suffering. We are gratified to read in a recent issue of our home paper that a Board of Trade has been organized here, and considering the fact that it is made up of our most prominent busi ness men and those whom we think have the welfare of Frostburg at heart, we have been waiting patiently to see some visible results of their efforts. It doesn’t take a very com prehensive mind to grasp the idea that the business men are dependent on the people for their trade, and likewise tneir living, so we think that a great deal lies with them in putting forth an effort to keep our men at home. If one good, reliable manufacturing concern could be located here we think it would help matters wonder fully. The chief end and aim of a progressive town is to forge ahead, not to remain stagnant or retrograde, but if the present condition of affairs is not soon remedied, we fear very much for the future of dear old Frost burg. The present agitation for “Baby , DR. GRANVILLE TO SPEAK ' 1 LUTHERAN CHURCH President of Pennsylvania I College to Lecture Here Next Month. A literary treat of unusual merit is in store for Frostburg people. Friday, March 31st, at 8:00 p. m., William An -1 thony Granville, Ph. D., L. L. D., 1 president of Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg, Pa., will deliver an inter : esting illustrated lecture on “The College and the Battle of Gettysburg. ” ■ There will be no admission charged and 100 beautiful and extremely in teresting views will be shown. This lecture is profusely illustrated by over 100 lantern slides, over half of which are colored. It tells of the schools at Gettysburg which preceded the College, covers the history of the College, describes the College as it is today, and outlines the plans for a Greater Gettysburg. Frequent refer ences are made to the Gettysburg Lutheran Theological Seminary be cause the men connected with it were among the chief movers in the found ing of the College. The unique rela ' tion of the history of Gettysburg to the history of our country is pointed out, and particular emphasis is placed on the subject, “The College and the Battle of Gettysburg.” Following are among the subjects illustrated : George Washington, Abraham Lin coln, Carey’s Tavern, Dobbin House, incorporators of college, founders and first professors, first college 1 building, presidents of the college, Thaddeus Stevens, earliest member of the faculty still living, present faculty members, present college buildings, memorial gateway, bird’s eye view of plan of future develop ment, proposed new science hall, pro posed new preparatory department Welfare” that has been sweeping over our country is an important mat ter that has been heretofore neglect ed, but, at last, has received the rec ognition of broad-minded, right thinking men and women, for if we have “better babies,” thus laying the foundation for better men and women —the future citizens of our town—we ask in all fairness, what is the use of raising better citizens, who, in turn, are forced to leave their home town to seek employment and eventually settle in distant cities and leave their home to strangers, or worse, no one at all ? So, in conclusion, we beg our read ers not to understand our motive to be that of a “knocker,” but rather a plea for the betterment of conditions. “Let us then be up and doing, With a heart for any fate ; Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labor —NOT to wait!” Frostburg, Md., March 22, 1916. McCardell's Book Is Big Seller The many friends of Roy L. McCar dell, formerly of Frostburg, will be pleased to learn that this famous SIO,OOO prize moving picture serial is published in book form and is already creating a furore. The advance or ders before printing were so large that the book is already established as a “best seller.” Besides the keen in terest this stirring story will invoke in its readers —especially those who saw the moving picture when it was played in Frostburg—it must not be forgotten that a cash prize of SIO,OOO will be given to whoever writes the best idea for a sequel to the picture. Only an idea is wanted, and it can be stated in 1,000 words. To get the atmosphere and to know the characters, everybody should read the story as set forth in the book. “The Diamond From The Sky” in book form will be sold in Frostburg at all local booksellers and news dealers, or they will order it from the publishers, G. W. Dillingham & Co., New York, upon application. As he has repeatedly stated, Roy is very anxious that a fellow-Marylander shall win the SIO,OOO sequel picture prize. Civic Worker Coming. Maud Vanßuren, of Minnesota, will visit Frostburg and lecture before ou r various institutions on the work of the Civic League April 10, 11 and 12. Miss Vanßuren is an accredited expert in her particular line and will no doubt be heard with much interest by our people. The Journal will per haps be able next week to give full details of the lady’s proposed visit. Entertained Club. Mrs. A. R. Walker entertained the “500 club” at her home on Broadway last (Friday) evening. P*js, L building, seminary buildings and present members of the seminary fac ulty, slavery days, John Brown on the way to execution, the college students as soldiers, roll of Co. A., 26th Emer gency Regiment of Pennsylvania (the company composed of college students) as it appears on a bronze tablet on the Pennsylvania State Monument on the battlefield, soldier from “Prep,” foraging, plans of Get tysburg and the battlefield, college campus in 1863, college church, com manding generals and their head- 1 quarters, statues, Seminary Ridge, 1 Culp’s Hill, Round Tops, repulse of Pickett’s charge, high water mark of 1 the Rebellion, Codori buildings, ' Bloody Angle, Union dead in Devil’s 1 Den, Spangler’s Spring, Jennie Wade ' and her home, John Burns, McPher son’s barn, Wheatfield, Peach Orch- ' ard, action between the Monitor and 1 Merimac, North and South reunited, * a soldier’s dream of battle. TRIBUTE TO DR. GRIFFITH I 1 The river of another life has reach- ' ed the sea. < Again we are in the presence of ( eternal peace that we call death. I have had many faithful friends, ; but I never had a better or a truer ; one than he who lies in silence on j yonder hill. He was as steadfast, as : faithful as the stars. , Doctor Timothy Griffith was an ab- , solutely honest man. His word was ] good as gold ; his promise was fulfill ment, and there never has been — there never will be, on this earth, any thing nobler than an honest, loving soul. 1 He was as generous as autumn, as | hospitable and as tender as a perfect summer day. He forgot self, and asked favors only for others. He begged for the opportunity to do * good, to stand by a friend, to defend ' what he believed to be right. He was a believer in the religion of * deeds, and his creed was to do good. I have known him for many years, * and have yet to hear a word spoken of him except in praise. His life was full of hour, of kind- . ness and of helpful deeds. Besides ' all, his soul was free. He feared ■ nothing, except to do wrong. He knew how much better a kind act is than any theory the brain has 1 wrought. ( The good are the noble. His life 1 filled the lives of others with sun- i shine. He has left a legacy of glory 1 to his wife and daughter. They can ; truthfully say that he was an honest, 1 generous man, a steadfast friend— 1 one who was true to the very gates of death. < If there be another world, another ] life beyond the shore of this; if the s great and the good who died upon t this earth are there, then the noblest, < with eager hands, have welcomed t him the equal in honor, in generosity, of any one that ever passed beyond the veil. j Farewell! If this is the end, then . you have left to us a sacred memory of a noble life. If this is not the end, ■, there is no world in which you, my ( friend, will not be loved and welcom- ed. Farewell! They have laid him in the bosom of mother earth, and from his fair and unpolluted flesh may grass and violets Spring. ‘ I never knew, I never met a nobler t man than the one that once inhabited this silent form of dreamless clay. A Friend. Frostburg, Md., March 21, 1916. c \ Painfully Hurt. i Mrs. Robert Biddington, Wood street, fell Tuesday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry 1 Hanson just as she was entering the 1 gate and sustained painful injury to ‘ her left hip. A STATE FARM FOyRUNKARDS Proposed to Establish One to Cost in the Neighbor hood of $50,000. Other News From Annapolis Annapolis, Md., March 21.—Sena tor Williams introduced a bill calling for appropriation of $50,000 to be used in establishing a State farm hospital for the treatment of inebriates and persons addicted to the use of drugs. The bill states that the hospital is to be located in a healthful section, on a farm containing from 500 to 1,000 acres, with an abundant supply of wholesome water, easy to drain, easily accessible to Baltimore city and far enough removed from any penal in stitution to prevent it from taking on a penal aspect in the public mind. The institution is to be managed by a board whom the Governor, Comp troller, Attorney-General and State Treasurer are to be ex-officio mem bers and which is to consist, in addi tion thereto, of nine persons appointed by the Governor by and with the ad vice and consent of the Senate. Three members of the board are to serve for two years, three for four years and three for six years. Their successors will serve for six years. Upon completion of the institution the justices of the peace throughout the State having criminal jurisdic tion, the Circuit Courts of the coun ties and the Criminal Court of Balti more city are to have concurrent jur isdiction to commit to it for a period of not more than two years any ine briate or drug addict who has been convicted of a minor offense. The sum of $15,000, in addition to the $50,- 000 for the purchase of land and the erection of buildings, is appropriated for the maintenance of the institution. TENURE OK SHERIFFS. Following the example of Baltimore city in making sheriffs eligible to re election, a pending bill, which was in troduced by Mr. Bryant, provides for an amendment to the Constitution by which sheriffs in all counties shall be eligible to second terms. The bill came up in the House Friday night. Almost every county in the State asked for exemption. Mr. Bryant asked for delay in order that he might have time in which to prepare an amendment covering the desired exemptions. The only counties which wish to be included are Baltimore, Dorchester, Talbot and Howard. CHANGE IN CRIMINAL LAWS. State’s Attorney Broening prepared a series of bills, introduced by Sena tor Campbell, Friday, which make more drastic the criminal laws of the State in so far as they affect thievery and other forms of vice. They also seek to cover those for which ade quate punishment is not now provided by law. The first bill extends the authority to detectives to arrest pickpockets and thieves upon any train or vehicle coming to or going from Baltimore. It also gives to police magistrates jurisdiction to commit the persons ar rested. The bill changes the penalty in such cases from imprisonment in jail for from six months to two years. TAX ON BACHELORS. William McAllister, of Hamilton, Baltimore county, a Republican can didate for the legislature last year, is here with a bill, which will later be introduced, imposing a tax on all bachelors in the county who are 23 years old or older. The revenue from the tax is to be used for public school purposes. Besides authorizing the tax officials of the county to seize a bachelor’s personal property, if necessary, to satisfy an unpaid tax, Mr. McAllister thinks favorably of a feature to re quire delinquents to work for a day or two on the public roads. FOR ADDITIONAL JUDGE. In the House Mr. Keedy, of Wash ington county, introduced a bill for an amendment to the Constitution for an additional associate judge in the Western Maryland circuit, which comprises Washington, Allegany and Garrett counties. Under the provi sions of the proposed amendment Garrett county will be entitled to an associate judge. Three years ago an amendment was adopted giving Balti more and Harford counties an addi tional judge. GOVERNOR SIGNS DRY BILL. The last act that makes the local option bill for Baltimore and for other wet areas in the State a law was per formed when Governor Harrington affixed his signature to it. Other bills signed were these : An ticipating paving tax, Baltimore city ; indexing records of Washington city, and the Dorchester county tax bill. Continued ou Hast Page. WHOLE NUMBER 2,321 POTATO GROWERS’* CHAM DATE Meeting- to Be Held Early in April Instead of March 24th, Prior Date. Prof. Bomberger To Be Here John McGill, Jr., County Agent U. S. Department of Agriculture, who is industriously engaged in pushing co operative extension in agriculture and home economics in Allegany county, has sent the following letter, which is self-explanatory, to all inter ested parties in Allegany and Garrett counties : Cumberland, Md., March 21, 1916. My Dear Sir: Mr. Frank Watts, cashier of the Citizens National Bank, Frostburg, Md., and I have just re ceived a letter from Prof. Bomberger, saying that he went into Washington to consult with the specialists of the Division of Markets and Organization of the Department, in regard to the proposed charter, by-laws and consti tution for our Seed Potato Growers’ Association. He finds that all of the specialists on this particular subject are out of Washington at present and will not be back until about April sth, when the chief of the bureau promises to send one of these specialists up here to our meeting, should we be able to wait until that time. Feeling that the plan upon which our association is organ ized will play a large part in deter mining its success or failure, Prof. Bomberger advises that, if possible, we postpone our meeting until that time for final organization. The man from the department who will be sent will be a specialist on this subject who has had much prac tical experience in just this work and will undoubtedly be able to help us get started along the right lines and on a firm basis. I have conferred with Mr. Watts and Mr. Eoar, chairman of the com mittee on ovganization, and both ad vise postponing the meeting, which was to have been held on March 24th, until a date early in April, of which you will be advised later. Very truly yours, John McGill, Jr., County Agent U. S. Department of Agriculture. Eastern Star to Give Dance. A formal dance, under the auspices of members of Mountain Chapter, No. 15, Order of the Eastern Star, will be held in the Frostburg Opera House Friday evening, March 31. It will be their annual subscription dance of the Eastern Star. Beall’s Orchestra will furnish the music. For those who do not dance there will be cards and other diversions. Those on the committee are : Mes dames J. C. Pfeiffer, Fred. Wehner, Alexander G. Close, Henry Price; Misses Rachel Hitchins, Margaret Ewald, Fanny Sapiro, Eillie Neff, Margaret Price, Eleanor Gracie; Messrs. J. C. Pfeiffer, Fred Wehner, Israel Sapiro, William A. Gunter and George Stern. Teachers Ask Change iu Bill. The Allegany County Teachers’ As sociation met at the State Normal School Tuesday evening. The Edu cational Survey Bill was the most im portant subject brought before the or ganization. The teachers recom mended one amendment relative to the present teachers of experience and sent a telegram requesting the Eegislature to reconsider that section and make it not effective until 1919. Model School Notes. The little people of the First and Second Grades have become much in terested in the care of the birds. Three bird houses have been placed in the trees in the yard, two for wrens and one for bluebirds. The children take their turns in supplying the food for the birds which is scattered on the lawn every morning-. To be Given by Home Talent. “The Dust of the Earth,” by home talent under the auspices of the Chris tian Endeavor Society of Salem Re formed church will be given in the Frostburg Opera House, Tuesday evening, April 25. Rehearsing for Easter Cantata. The Musical Art Society is rehears ing for a cantata entitled “The Cross and Crown,” to be given shortly be fore Easter. To Honor Leader. The Frostburg City Band will ren der a special program in their hall Tuesday evening, March 28, in honor of their leader, Mr. Fred. James. Rev. P. G. Saffran pastor of Zion Evangelical Church will leave this week for Howard City, Mich., to visit relatives.