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FORTY-FIFTH YHAR. No. 28 IWY ATTEND EM RITES Funeral of Judge John B. Rees Was Held Sunday Afternoon. ■* One of the most largely attended funerals held in Frostburg in years was that of the late Judge John B. Rees, which took place on Sunday afternoon from the residence of de ceased son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel B. Mears, East Eoo street. Representatives from almost every town and community in Alle gany county were present, attesting the genuine sorrow and widefelt grief at the departure of one who was be loved by all and whose friendship and influence for good and right in life was not confined to the narrow bounds of the town in which he resided. The religious services were con ducted by Rev. B. F. Bray, of Roa noke, Va., well and favorably known in Frostburg, having for a number of years served as pastor of the First English Baptist Church of this city. Rev. Bray was assisted in the services by the Rev. J. N. Beall, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of this city. The remarks of both ministers dealt principally with reviews of the beautiful life Judge Rees had lived from day to day as a Christian citizen in the community. Two selections—“We Must Answer to Our Names” and “Just As I Am”— were rendered at the house by the Mozart Glee Club, of which Judge Rees was a member, and at the grave the club sang “His Task Is O’er.” The singing was conducted by G. Dud Hocking. At the house also, fulfilling a prior request of Judge Rees that those in sympathy with his position in the church render two selections—“ Nea rer, My God, To Thee” and “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah.” Ac cordingly, these two numbers were sung by the members of the Eadies’ Mite Society of the First English Baptist Church. Prior to the removal of the casket to the hearse a hymn was sung in the Welsh language by a choir of Welsh singers, in keeping with a beautiful custom in Wales, where Mr. Rees was born. The funeral cortege was escorted to the cemetery by Frostburg Eodge, No. 128, I. O. O. F., and 200 members of the various K. of P. lodges of Alle gany county marching as one body with Frostburg City Eodge, No. 88. At the grave the burial service of both the Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias were used. The honorary pallbearers were: Judge William Close, Register of Wills Hervey W. Shuck, Clerk of the Court Lloyd E. 'Shaffer, Ex-Sheriff Harry Irvine, William Hart, of Cum berland, George S. Willison, Conrad Hohing and William Lewis. The active pallbearers were: Thomas Gatehouse, James D. Williams and Thomas Bath, of the Knights of Pythias; Reuben Reed, Owen Datido and Albin Hawkins, of the Odd Fel lows. The flower bearers were: Hugh Duncan, Robert Duncan, John Farra dy, George W. Cook, Nicholson Eil beck, Robert Hamilton, J. S. Metzger and J. Benson Oder. Floral Memorial. The following item appeared in the Cumberland Daily News of March 20: A custom, dignified and impressive, was inaugurated at St. Paul’s Luther an Church two weeks ago. It con sisted of placing flowers within the church chancel rail in memory of de parted members of the congregation. Two weeks ago several beautiful large bouquets were so placed in ob servance of the nineteenth year since the death of Henry B. Shaffer. Yesterday a tall bouquet of Easter lilies in memory of Mrs. F. H.Crissman was placed beside the altar by mem bers of the Young People’s Missionary Society, which she organized. This custom will be continued in definitely and the flowers so used will be distributed after the evening ser vice among sick and afflicted people of the community. Af each service when floral memori als are placed Rev. H. H. Beidleman, who introduced the custom here, will deliver a brief eulogy, reviewing the life and works of the one whose mem ory is so fittingly recalled. East Sunday a stately bouquet of of Easter lilies in a ribbon-trimmed basket stood in the church in memory of the late Charles H. Hamill. The beautiful memorial was placed there by the deceased’s widow and his daughter, Mrs. William How at. At the conclusion of the evening service the flowers were taken to the Miners Hospital. Prof. Edward F. Webb principal of the State Normal School, was the “Maryland Day” orator at the exer cises of the Oakland High School, Fri day afternoon, March 24. PROMINENT CIVIC LEAGUE WORKER To Deliver a Series of Ad dresses Here April 10th, 11th and 12th. April 10, 11 and 12 the Civic Club, at a big expense, will bring Miss Maud Vanßuren, of Minn., here for a series of talks, and we hope all will be in terested enough to come out and hear her on any of these lectures. On Monday morning, April 10, at 8:30, the 3rd and 4th grades from Beall High, Hill Street, Parochial and State Normal School will gather in the as sembly room of Beall High School to hear a talk on “A Boy I Know and His Town.” On Monday at 4 p. m., at same place, she will talk the teachers on “The Teaching of Civics.” We hope all the teachers within a radius of three miles will make an effort to be present. On Monday night at the State Nor mal School, at 8 o’clock, she will talk to the ladies’ clubs, and we hope all card, sewing, musical, embroidery, crotchet, literary, social and all women’s church societies, including circles, Guilds and Missionary, and we will welcome the Larkins’ Soap Club, ladies of the Girl Scouts and Auxiliary to Miners Hospital. On Tuesday morning atß:3o o’clock, at Beall High School, Miss Vanßuren will talk to the Sth and 6th grades of the different schools. On Tuesday night at the Lyric, at 8 o’clock, she will give her prize talk to the public in general on “Your Town and Its Improvement,” with views. Mr. Geo. Stern will introduce the speaker and the Scout Orchestra will furnish the music. Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, at Beall High School, Miss Vanßuren will talk to the students and general public on “Radical Citizenship.” On Wednesday morning at 8:30 at Beall High School she will speak to the 7th and Bth grades of Beall High and State Normal School. Tome Program Now Complete Arthur J. Ford, of the Tome School, Port Deposit, Md., announces that all arrangements have been completed with the Tolchester Company for the running of a special boat from Balti more to Port Deposit on May 20, the day of Tome’s big field and track meet. The Susquehanna, carrying 900 passengers, will be used on that occasion. It will leave Baltimore at 8:30, arrive at Port Deposit at one o’clock, and return to Baltimore again at five o’clock. The trip up the bay and the short journey up the Susque hanna river make a beautiful ride. The program will consist of about 25 events, including open events, nov ice events, rural high school events, midget events and a faculty relay race. The victors will receive gold, silver and bronze medals. A hand some silver loving cup will be given to the highest point winner in the open events ; the school winning the meet will be awarded a silver-mounted plaque, and a banner will be given to the school scoring the most points in the country high school events. Tome possesses a remarkably at tractive setting for a field and track meet. From the grandstand there is a splendid view of the magnificent buildings, the campus with its beauti ful Italian garden, the Susquehanna River and the Harford Hills in the distance. Acceptances have been received from schools in New York, Pennsyl vania, New Jersey, Delaware, Mary land, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia and even Illinois, and never before has interest and enthu siasm waxed so keen. The Tome management is making preparations for a monster affair, and everything indicates that this, the tenth of the Tome annual field and track meets, will eclipse all preceding ones in size and brilliancy. Married Last September. Bernard Stanton and Miss Margaret Thompson announced their marriage, which took place in Cumberland Sep tember 11, 1915, Rev. James E. Moffatt performing the ceremony. Miss Thompson is a daughter of Joseph Thompson, of Woodland, and Mr. Stanton is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Stanton, East Union street, this place. Sympathy Appreciated. Miss Alice B. Carroll, writing to The Journal from Vancouver, British Columbia, takes this means of thank ing her many friends here for the many sympathetic letters received and other kindness shown by Frostburg friends on the occasion of the death of her sister, Mrs. Mary Johns. FROSTBURG, MARYLAND, SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 1916 Mayor and Conncil’s Statement to Voters Analysis of Proposed Tax Increase Measure Shown to Be Wise Move, and Should Be Ratified. The Mayor and City Council of Frostburg issued the following state ment to the taxpayers of this place through the Frostburg Mining Jour nal : To the Taxpayers of Frostburg : At the coming municipal election, April 4, 1916, you will be called upon to vote on a yery important question, one that affects every property holder in Frostburg. It is an amendment to the town charter, making the maxi mum rate of taxation seventy-five cents on the hundred dollars, instead of fifty cents as at present, in the dis cretion of the Mayor and Council. This is not a party question, nor is it a factional question, but it is a busi ness proposition. We, as your agents, deemed it our duty to lay this matter before you in an unselfish and busi ness-like way and then let you decide on election day what are your wishes in the matter. We are not any more anxious than you are to make our tax burden any heavier than it now is, but being per fectly familiar with the financial condition of the town, knowing that we are paying out every year about $3,000 in interest on our floating in Citizens National Bank of Frostburg Awarded $75,000 Durham School Bonds Word was received at the Citizens National Bank late yesterday after noon that the bank had been awarded an issue of $75,000 short term 5 per cent. School Bonds. This intelligence was especially gratifying, because of the number of bids submitted—banking houses from every large city in the east being represented. During the past year the Citizens National Bank has handled over a half million dollars in municipal bonds. J. Benson Oder Endorsed by Committee For Vacancy In the Orphans 9 Court The death of Judge John B. Rees has caused a vacancy in the Orphans’ Court for Allegany county, and the said vacancy will be filled by appoint ment by Governor Harrington. The Democratic State Central Committee for Allegany county has recommended the appointment of J. Benson Oder, a leading citizen of Frostburg, and who received a very flattering vote for Judge of the Orphans Court on the Democratic ticket at the general election last fall. Mr. Oder founded the Frostburg Mining Journal and was its editor for more than 40 years. During the Civil War he served in the Confederate army, and came to Frostburg from Front Royal, Va., shortly after the close of the war. His appointment to fill the unexpired term of the late Judge Rees would meet with universal approval. Linen Shower for Hospital. The “linen shower” for the benefit of the Miners Hospital to be given next Wednesday afternoon, has occas sioned quite a lot of interest among the women of the town. A list of articles needed is given here for the benefit of those who are planning to contribute to this affair. Bath towels, face towels, dresser scarfs, 18x40 inches; sheets, 70x80 inches; pillow cases, 21x31 inches; table napkins, dish towels, wash cloths, muslin by the yard for screen and tray covers, toweling—not hemmed, sheet ing—not hemmed. Refreshments will be served and a souvenir will be presented to all those who attend. Pastor Installed. Rev. Leo D. Horn, recently elected pastor of Salem Reformed church was installed into his office Wednes day evening at a public service. The installation committee of the Somerset classis in charge of the exercises were Rev. E. P. Skyles, of Cumberland, and Rev. A. W. VonKaske, of Corri gansville. At the conclusion of the exercises a reception was held by the Ladies Aid Society. Funeral of Thomas Hewitt. The funeral of Mr. Thomas Hewitt, who died Thursday, March 23d at the Miners Hospital, took place from his late home on Broadway Monday morn ing with services in St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Mr. Hewitt was a member of Thoburn Post G. A. R., and A. O. H. Division No. 7, both or ganizations attending the funeral in a body. Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery. Deed of Trust. L. R. Ash, conducting a grocery store at the corner of East Union and Bowery streets, made a deed of trust Monday to attorney Frank A. Perdew for the benefit of his creditors. debtedness, we want the voters of Frostburg to decide whether they want to continue this outlay for in terest indefinitely or would rather pay a portion of the indebtedness off every year and in a few years get rid of this large outly for interest. We had nothing to do with the making of this indebtedness and we are not finding fault with those who had, but we are presenting the condi tions as we find them. At the last June levy we adopted a budget system, making appropriations to the different departments, according to our income, and we are glad to say have been able to keep within those appropriations. This, however, does not pay off the indebtedness, and we have submitted to you for your decis ion the only feasible plan that we know of. Mr. Taxpayer, the matter is in your hands. S. R. Tiddy, Mayor. Joshua Davis, Wm. P. Suluivan, Griffith Hughes, R. Odin Layman, W. H. Cook, Josiah Ford, Councilmen. Holstein-Friesian Cattle Prizes At the annual meeting of the Hol stein-Friesian Breeders’ Club of Maryland, held at the Emerson Hotel, Baltimore, on December 2, 1915, the club decided to give prizes amounting to SIOO to owners of pure bred Hol steins in Maryland for the best seven day butter fat record made between December 2, 1915, and November 15, 1916. Only owners who have never done any testing before may compete for these prizes. The prize mouey is to be awarded as follows: SSO to be given for best record. $25 to be given for second prize record. sls to be given for third prize record. $lO to be given for fourth prize record. In addition to this, Mr. John M. Dennis, of Lutherville, Md., has offer ed a prize of SSO to any one owning pure bred Holstein cows in Maryland whose cow will produce over 231 lbs. of butter fat in seven days. All these tests will be made under the same rules that apply to the Ad vanced Register work of the Amer can Holstein-Friesian Breeders’ Asso ciation. Anyone desiring further informa tion, kindly write G. H. Hibberd, Sec retary, Lutherville, Md. Guest of Honor. " j Mrs. Julia Bone was the guest’of honor Monday evening at a supper given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bone, Maple street, in honor of her 81st birthday anniversary. The guests were the following chil dren: Mrs. John Stewart, of Eckhart; Mrs. Thomas Jenkins, of Clarksburg, W. Va.; Mrs. Matthew Skidmore, of Midlothian; Messrs. William, Timothy, Henry and Joseph Bone, of this place, their families and a few intimate friends. MARYLAND BLUE LAWSTO STAND Move to Exempt Allegany County Was Voted Down at Annapolis. Annapoeis, Md., March 28 Home rule went for little this morning'. The Judiciary Committee returned an unfavorable report on the Herpich bill to abolish the blue laws in order that newspapers, ice cream, soda, gaso line, lubricating oils, etc., could be sold on Sunday. The bill was State wide, but, because of objection on the part of some, Delegate Herpich stated he would amend his bill to make it apply only to Allegany county. His own delegation stood S to 1 in favor of the bill. But this had little effect, and the motion to substitute the bill for the unfavorable report was lost by a vote of 48 to 38. FOR A STATE CEMETERY. President Campbell introduced a bill which provides for the appoint ment of an unpaid commission of 12 citizens by the Governor to take under advisement and formulate plans for the establishment of a Maryland State cemetery, which will be accessible to all parts of the State and beyond en croachment from any city. The com mission is to report to the next session of the General Assembly. The report of the commission is to be made in the form of a bill, which will give suggestions as to sites and prices for land and recommendation for the cre ation of a fund for the perpetual care of the cemetery by the State. PUBEICITY COMMISSIONER. Assuming that the Immigration Bu reau will be abolished, Senator John son introduced a bill providing for the appointment of a publicity commis sion who shall collate and publish in formation tending to benefit the State. He is to be appointed by the Governor and $5,000 appropriated for the con duct of the office, $3,000 to be his sala ry and SBOO for a stenographer. The remaining $1,200 is to constitute a publicity fund to be used in paying expenses. MORE EIQUOR REVENUE. Additional revenue will accrue to the State from the sale of liquor if a bill introduced by Senator Johnson is enacted into law. It provides that in addition to the licenses now exacted every saloon or restaurant, wholesale liquor dealer or jobber and every wholesale druggist shall pay SIOO, every hotel having not more than 200 rooms $250, and every hotel with more than 200 rooms SSOO. The additional license fee is to go into the State treasury in its entirety. MARRIAGE BILE KII.I.ED. A bill providing for uniform State marriage laws was killed in the House Friday. The House accepted a favorable re port on a bill which will give to a widow, if there are no children, one half of the real property left by her husband. HOSPITAL DIRECTORS NAMED. Governor Harrington appointed Dr. J. Marshall Price and Herman V. Hesse directors of the Miners Hos pital, of this place, to serve for a term of four years from May 1, 1916. The appointments were duly confirmed by the Senate. i.ocai. bides introduced. By Mr. Fox, of Garrett—To author ize Crownsville State Hospital to pur chase and drain land near the institu tion. Ways and Means. By Mr. Fox, of Garrett, (by request) —To exempt town of Friendsville from operations of liquor law. Gar rett delegation. By Mr. Fisher, of Allegany—To pro vide new water supply for Frostburg. Allegany delegation. By Mr. Duke —To prohibit proprie tary amusements on Sunday through out State with certain exceptions. Judiciary. By Senator Zihlman—Amending law relating to exemptions from taxa tion of tools, machinery, manufactur ing implements and engines, by ex empting buildings, furniture, etc., necessary to uses when same are used for charitable or benevolent purposes. Finance. HOUSE BIEES PASSED. No. 291, by Mr. Byrn—To create a State Board of Agriculture. No. 745, by Mr. Shartzer—To further protect pheasants, quail, etc., in Gar rett county. No. 683, by Mr. Fox, of Garrett— To incorporate town of Accident. Mr. Greene —Authorizing Mayor and Commsssioners of Westernport to borrow money to extend water system. Bill No. 272, by Senator Zihlman— Amending the law relating to execu tion, validity and effect of fidelity and surety bonds. House Bill No. 642, by Delegate Smith—Authorizing County Commis sioners of Allegany county to borrow I money to erect school buildings. LOCAL BOADS MAN MADEJLPRESIDENT W. E. G. Hitchins Is Now Identified with Appalachian Association. West Virginia at present, in a gen eral way, is unable to make much of a boast of having a preponderance of good roads, but she is waking up, and ■ : if plans as now begun do not miscarry, it will not be long until that State will be placed in the column of good roads enthusiasts along with her neighboring States of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Only recently the Leadville district, of which Elkins is the centre, voted a bond issue of $220,000 for the building of 22 miles of permanent road, and ' the encouraging part of it all is that the vote resulted five to one in favor of the issuing of bonds, which goes to show that the people are very much in earnest in their determination to have good roads. Elkins is on the line of the Appa lachian Highway, and this proposed 22 miles of road will be built in the direction of Oakland, Md., which will be no small item in the furtherance of the interests of Frostburg and inter mediate towns on the line of the Old Trails Road, which follows the line of the historic old National Pike. The proposed section of road, too, will form an important link in the great north-to-south system. The Appalachian Highway, extend ing from Maine to Louisiana, is one of the newest propositions of the great through routes to attract public 1 attention. The project was launched 1 at the Southern Appalachian Good ' Roads convention held in Bluefields, W. Va., last October. The route se lected begins at Calais, Maine, and runs via Bangor, Maine, Montpelier, Vermont, Lake George and Albany, New York, Williamsport, Pa., Oak- ' land, Md., Elkins and Bluefields, W. Va., Bristol, Tenn., Asheville, N. C., Birmingham, Ala., to New Orleans. The route follows the chain of the ' Appalachian Mountains, and it is claimed that the highway will be the most beautiful, from a scenic stand point, to be found anywhere in America. The officers of the association are : President and Treasurer, Joseph Hyde Pratt, Chapel Hill, N. C. ; Secretary, C. B. Scott, Richmond, Va. ; Assistant Secretary, Miss H. M. Berry, Chapel Hill, N. C. ; Vice President at Large, Henry R. Roberts, Bristol, Va.-Tenn., and the following vice presidents, one from each of the nine States repre sented in the assciation : W. A. Han sell, Georgia ; J. N. Fisher, Tennes see ; Capt. S. H. Webb, North Caro lina; E. S. Finney, Virginia; James Maret, Kentucky; E. F. Lipscomb, South Carolina ; John Craft, Alabama; W. I. Lee, West Virginia, and W. E. G. Hitchins, the well known and enthu siastic good roads promoter, of this city, will represent Maryland as a vice president of the association, which position he agreed to accept at the earnest solicitation of Joseph Hyde Pratt, president of the Southern Appalachian Good Roads Association, and of Mr. H. G. Shireley, chief en gineer of the Maryland State Roads Commission. Mr. Hitchins is also officially connected with the Old Trails Association. Donations for Hospital. Last Saturday the members of the Deborah Society of First Presbyterian Church donated the following articles to the Miners Hospital: 4 packages of cereal, 4 cans of soup, 4 jars of pickles, plums, peaches, pears, cher ries and beans, 2 jars of preserves and 24 glasses of jelly. The Junior Epworth League of the Eckhart M. E. Church donated a load of coal to the hospital. Maple Sugar Cookies. The following recipe was handed to The Journal by Mrs. M. E. Townsend, Frost avenue, who claims they are the best cookies ever made : lyi lbs. of flour, Yx lb. of butter, 1 lb. of crumb maple sugar, 4 eggs, even teaspoonful of soda. Mix the butter and sugar together, beat the eggs and mix gradually with the flour and soda, which should be dissolved in a little warm water. Roll into a sheet, cut out and bake in a quick oyen. Gone to Border. James P. Reardon, of Winchester, Va., son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Harry B. Colburn, of this place, is in Colum bus, N. M., having been called there to settle the estate of William H. Miller. Bill No. 549, by Senator Speicher— Providing for bond issue in Grants ville to construct sewerage. Bill No: 87, by Senator Speicher— To pay school commissioners of Gar rett county a sum of money out of . State school tax. Bill No. 428, by Senator Zihlman — ■ Amending the game law of Allegany county to protect deer. WHOLE NUMBER 2,322 LOOKS FROMISIN6 FORJL FRANCE Support Being' Volunteered In Every Nook and Cor ner of State. Five full weeks remain of the pri mary campaign for the nomination of a candidate for United States Senator. There are two candidates in the Re publican party who have qualified by filing their papers with the Secretary of State. Doctor France was the first to qualify and from present indica tions has a decided advantage in the race. His supporters have taken the broad position of proposing a candi date who is the most likely to win in the general election. They argue convincingly that a Republican candi date to be successful must be able to secure, first, the full Republican vote, second, the full Progressive vote and, third, a large number of the Inde pendents and Democrats. Doctor France having not been allied with any particular faction in the party is generally acceptable to all elements in the party, while the assurance of Honorable Charles J. Bonaparte and the support of Honorable George L. Wellington and other leading Pro gressives make it clear that he is ac ceptable to the Progressive party. Futhermore, Doctor France is just the type of a man whom the typical Independent Democrat delights to sup port. Thus the friends of the Doctor feel that he is strong with each of the three classes of voters necssary for success. On the other hand, ex-Gov ernor Goldsborough has made many enemies within his own party during his long career as an active political officeholder and candidate. Distribu tion of patronage and active political leadership inevitably has this effect. Again, his nomination would not be acceptable to the Progressive party because he was the active leader of the opposing faction in 1912. In the third place, he has been too actively associated with Republican politics to be especially acceptable to the Inde pendent and non-affiliated classes. Thus the logic of the situation when viewed from the standpoint of select ing a candidate most likely to win in the general election demands the nom ination of Doctor Erance. As the rank and file of the party are primari ly interested in winning elections rather than in the mere triumphs of a particular faction, Doctor France has far outstripped his opponent in the race. The indications are that Doctor France is leading in every county in the State except Dorchester, and that he has such united support in Balti more city that ex-Governor Goldsbor ough is not likely to carry a single ward. In Baltimore city he not only has the support of the regular organ ization and of the Heintzman influen ces, but also of the anti-organization people, who opposed Mr. Weller last fall. George W. Cameron and Levi A. Thompson, managers of Mr. War burton’s campaign, are working ac tively for Doctor France. The France people have announced that they will not make a fight in Dorchester county against ex-Gover nor Goldsborough. This decision is in line with the best interests of the party and is convincing testimony of their sincere efforts to nominate a candidate who can be elected. The Goldsborough, people, on the other hand, have not reciprocated but are trying to embarrass the Doctor in his own county, Cecil, the indications be ing, however, that their efforts are having little success. This not a wise policy and is already reacting in favor of Dr. France, just as did the opposi tion of Mr. Warburton to Mr. Weller in Baltimore county last summer re act in favor of Mr. Weller. Lonaconing Locals Paul J. Davis, of Keyser, W. Va., has accepted a position with the Lona coning Savings Bank. Miss Fay Eichhorn entertained the C. C. Club Tuesday evening at her home. „ While at work in Coney mine No. 3 Monday Charles Brodbeck was caught beneath a rock which fell from the roof and one leg was crushed. Mrs. Joseph Story, of Eckhart was a recent guest of her brother, William Delaney. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Buckles, of Nevada, are visiting here. Card of Thanks. Deeply appreciative of the kindness shown by the many friends generally during the illness and funeral of our beloved father, John B. Rees, we take this means of showing our deep and sincere gratitude. His Chiedren. Prof. J. A. Healy who has been a resident of this place for about a year conducting a dancing academy, will shortly leave for Clarksburg, W. Va.