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Mining Safer Journal. FORTY-FIFTH YEAR. No. 33 AHLDSBdUGH FORCESIN EASILY Convention at Baltimore on Names Delegates to the National Convention. Name of T. R. Was Cheered Baltimore, May 9 Former Gover nor Phillips Lee Goldsborough and his followers were defeated by the organization forces in the exciting struggle for control of the Republican State Convention. Goldsborough forced the fight and according to the Rooseveltian lingo “went down with colors flying.” ' Speaking of Roosevelt, the mention of his name by Delegate Leo Wein berg, of Frederick county, was the signal for a burst of cheers that show- 1 ed the Colonel’s popularity here. The convention named these delegates: Walter B. Miller, General Felix Ag nus, Dr. J. McPherson Scott and Ovington E. Weller. The latter was put in nomination by the organization forces after they had i refused earlier in the day the demand of Governor Goldsborough’s forces 1 that Col. E. C. Carrington be sub- ' stituted for either General Agnus or : Dr. Scott. The Goldsoorough forces placed 1 Carrington in nomination as their sin- 1 gle candidate, and William T. War- ; burton, of Cecil, was brought in on 1 the ballot by one county. The vote was : Miller, 129 ; Angus, 104 ; Wel ler, 122 ; Scott, 123 ; Carrington, 31 ; Warburton, S. A. A. Doub, of Cumberland, pre sided over the convention. The district delegates to the Chica go convention follow : , First District—Delegates, John D. , Urie, of Kent, and Thomas M. Bart- ; lett, of Talbot; alternates, E. C. Hay den, of Queen Annes, and John T. ; Carter, of Caroline ; elector, Edward ■ N. Furbush, of Worcester. Second District—Delegates, Harry A- Whittaker, of Harford, and Laban , Sparks, of Baltimore county; alter nates, Dr. A. R. L. Dolime and T. tr- ; vin Zimmerman, of Baltimore county; , elector, Walter A, Rudy, of Carroll. Third District —Delegates, John . Philip Hill and John A. Janetzke, Sr.. of Baltimore city ; alternates, Edward ( W. Klein and Frank Hughes ; elector, George Wille. , Fourth District—Delegates, Col. Harry B. Wilcox an 1 George W. ; Cameron, of Baltimore city; alter- ; nates, Charles E. Williams and Wal- , ter E. Knickman. Fifth District—Delegates, Charles H. Heintztnann and F. S. Carmody, of - ; alternates, Remus Dorsey : and Alonzo R. Wade ; elector, Arthur W. Dowell, of Baltimore. . Sixth District—Delegates, Leo , Weinberg, of Frederick, and Gist < Blair, of Montgomery; alternates, ; George R. Dennis, of Frederick, and ; W. L. Sperry, of Allegany. , The entire delegation is pledged,and ( while there may be two or three of the : district delegates friends of Roose- , velt, they will stand with the delega- j tion to vote for the candidate for presidential nomination who is surest , to command a united party. ! OBITUARY \ T. . T I THOMAS BONGFORD Thomas Longford, aged 39 years, ' died at his home on Grant street, last Saturday morning following an illness of several months. He is survived by his wife and three children, Cope, Jeannette and Elson, one brother, Allen, and one sister, Mrs. John Cook, of this place. Mr. Longford was a native of Wales and came here 22 years ago. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge, No. 88, and superintendent of the Sunday school of the First Pres byterian Church, and a member of the Arion Band. The funeral took place Monday afternoon from the Presby terian Church, Rev. J. N. Beall, of ficiating. Interment was made in Allegany cemetery. MRS. EDWARD O’DONNEEI, Mrs. Edward O’Donnell, an aged lady, died Tuesday morning at her home on her farm near Vale Summit, where she was born anil had resided continuously. Mrs. O’Donnell was formerly Miss Elizabeth Winters. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Hester Stewart, of Baristown, lowa. The following nieces reside in Alle gany county. Mrs. C. H. McEvoy, Cumberland; Miss Mary E. Winters, Mrs. J. N. Frantz, of Cumberland; and Miss Ethel Winters, of this place. The funeral took place Thursday morning at 9 o’clock from St. Mich ael’s Church. Burial was made in St. Michael’s cemetery. The tennis court of the State Normal School is undergoing some improve ments. Get Ready For Boosters' Day There is a movement given much impetus by a goodly crowd of “fans” and “rooters” to get up a “booster day” about the middle of the present month. The plan as now prepared is to have all the business houses close for this afternoon and all the clerks and business heads of the town attend the game. A large flag will be raised over the grand stand by the school children of the different schools. The band will give a concert and the ladies of the town and locality will be invited to grace the affair with their presence. The good people who are promoting this “booster day” func tion are hoping and expecting that they will get everyone who cares for the good old National game to turn out and see the Frostburg team in ac tion. The grand stand will be aug mented and put in first-class condi tion, and the bleachers will be strengthened up to bear the strain of the greatest crowd ever seen inside a baseball park in Allegany county.' Every lady in this locality from Cum berland to Piedmont from Meyersdale to Pinto will be invited, and the com mittee in charge are real workers and generally get results. Watch for the big baseball posters and arrange now to take a few hours off that big baseball afternoon. Eve rybody concedes we need a good base ball team in this town, and the pro moters are asking you to turn out and spend this one afternoon with them and thus help them make this affair the biggest and best ever. To Growers of Seed Potatoes Potatoes intended for planting should be taken out of the cellar, cave or pit when first signs of sprout ing appear and given the formalin treatment for scab. Immerse for 2 hours in a solution of 1 pint of forma lin (get at drug store) to 30 gallons of water. Spreac thin in light on corn house or barn floor until ready to plant. In the absence of conclusi ?e data as to exact’y the proper time potatoes foi seed should be planted in this section —but which it is expected will be available this fall—Dr. Stuart, the De partment seed potato expert, advises that for this season, the growers here plant at the time which their experi ence has shown produces the largest yield in this section. However, he advises not to plant earlier than May 10th, or later than June 20th, and re quests those who plant early (May 10th) to leave a couple rows vacant to plant late (June 20th) for comparison, which will afford valuable information for this section. Any growers who intend to grow seed potatoes should not fail to join the Seed Potato Growers’ Association. The crop grown by its members and its members only, will be inspected by an expert twice while growing and once after being dug. Such seed, and only such, —when accepted by the inspector—will be classed as certified seed and will be sold as such for the grower by and under the brand of the Association. For information in re gard to the Association communicate with either Frank Watts, Frostburg; D. R. Sloan, Lonaconing, or H. B. Avery, Mt. Savage. Do not plant until a good, deep, finely pulverized seed bed has been obtained. Rows should be 30 inches apart and 5 or 6 inches deep. Cut seed in pieces weighing not less than 1% to 2 ounces and with at least 2 eyes to the piece which have started. Drop 14 or IS inches apart in the row. Cover 3 inches deep, then just as the plants come through harrow with a spike tooth, killing weeds and cover ing a little deeper. As a protection against blight, flee beetle and other troubles which ma terially cut down the yield, every grower should arrange to spray with bordeaux, at least 2or 3 times. Either Mr. Watts or I will be glad to furnish information in regard to sprayer and spray material. Should you wish to use fertilizer, a mixture of 400 lbs of tankage and 100 lbs of 16 per cent Phos. Acid Per acre is the best available this year. Apply in rows after opening. Mix with soil by running cultivator in row and open again. Very truly yours, Jonn Mcgiee, Jr. Left on Business Erraad. D. D. Price, superintendent of the C. & W. trolley line left Monday on a business trip for the H. L. Doherty Company. He will go to High Point, N. C., to complete the purchase of five new cars for the local line. From there he will go to Atlanta, Ga. After a stay at Atlanta he will go to New Orleans, La., to a convention of H. L. Doherty employes at the Hotel Gruenewald. One man from every H. L. Doherty plant in the United States will attend this convention. Mr. Price is on the program for an address, his subject being “Coal,” FROSTBURG, MARYLAND, SATURDAY. MAY 13, 1916 FROSTBURG IS TOP-WOTCHER Local Base Ball Team, if It Can Keep Up the Present Pace, Will Surely Cop the Pennant in the Ides of September. Full Reports By The Journal's Special Correspondent The Frostburg baseball aggrega tion, commanded by that Irish chief tain, Sir PatricTc Brophy, from County Donegal, were at Lonaconing on Sat urday and by a great endeavor has put the “Giants” and “champions” further down in the cellar position. Brophy’s selection for the firing line was a new acquisition, a big, husky looking athlete, who does the firing from the port side. Manager Brophy says he is a “Kitogue,” (Irish for a left-hander.) His name is Salb, an own brother of John Salb, who has been seen in local baseball for several seasons. Salb did not seem to be in the best of condition physically and complained of a stiffness in his salary arm for want of practice. However, he was pretty effective in the pinches and the real big hitters of the “Giants,” Keener and Nagle, failed to connect safely with his offerings. We are not as yet convinced that Mr. Salb is going to be a howling success as a flinger in this league, as our “divining rod” is not in as good working order as the one they are using in Lonaconing, and besides one game is not enough evidence to per mit of a good, sound verdict. Yet Salb has the physique, and to an ob serving “fan,” looks the part of a real twirler. In this game he showed up well at the bat, having two hits, one a two-bagger, and scoring one run. Morgan did excellent work behind the bat, as he usually does, and be sides he slammed the ball effectively and scored two runs. Doyle featured in his really wonder ful work at shortstop, as he covered so much ground, in fact he went out in the field for some difficult chances and got them successfully. Anderson showed improvement at the initial sack and his two hits, both two-baggers, were run producers. Hood, at the keystone position, played good defensive ball and his offensive work was fine, as he has credit for three hits in the game. All in all, the team showed improvement and are getting into form. The “Giants” selected “Stub” Brown to do the twirling and for three innings he was effective, although after that period he got his, as the visitors were credited with fifteen hits, four of them being two-baggers. Nagle and Flynn were off color in their playing, besides Brown’s sup port behind the bat was very indiffer ent. Mr. Derr, usually or familiarly call ed “Doll” Derr, one of President Barnard’s importations, umpired the game in a very satistactory manner. The following is the score : FROSTBURG. AB. R. H. P. A. E. Wamsley, mf.... 5 0 110 0 Hood, 2b 5 1 3 3 4 0 Doyle, ss 4 1 0 4 4 0 Morgan, c 5 2 2 5 0 0 Anderson, lb. .. . 5 1 2 9 0 0 Craycroft, rf . ... 3 0 0 2 0 0 Mortimer 3b 4 0 0 1 2 0 Lee, If 4 1 121 1 Salb, p 4 1 202 1 Totals 39 7 11 27 14 2 LONACONING. AB. R. H. P. A. E. Nagle, 3b 4 1 0 12 2 Flynn, ss. . 3 0 12 1 2 Riggins, If 4 1 110 0 Phillips, lb 5 1 311 0 1 Cousin, mf 3 0 11 0 0 Gaffney, 2b 4 0 2 2 4 1 Dippie, c 3 0 1 8 0 0 Muster, rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 Brown, p 4 0 11 4 0 Keener, rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 31 3 10 27 11 6 Frostburg. .. .0 0002120 2—7 Lonaconing. .11 0 0 0 0 1 0 0— 3 Summary : Stolen bases —Doyle, Lee, Salb. Sacrifice hits —Craycroft, Flynn, Dippie, Keener 2. Earned runs—Frostburg, 4; Lonaconing, 3. Two base hits—Anderson 2, Salb, Rig gins, Gaffney, Dippie, Brown. First on balls—off Salb, 5 ; off Brown, 1. Struck out—by Salb, 2 ; by Brown, 6. Left on bases—Frostburg, 0; Lona coning, 7. Double plays—Dippie to Phillips; Doyle to Anderson. First base on errors —Frostburg, 6; Lona coning, 2. Umpire—Derr. Time— -1:50. Attendance, 500. NOTES OF THE GAME. When that Lonaconing manage ment discovers he has had enough you can assume he has had too much. The “Giants” are not as formidable as they used to be. Success follows success more often than it does fail ure, if it is of the real kind. The “Giants” success last year was due in a great measure to the baseball com mission, who helped some to make them champions. It is hoped and expected that the players of the local team will keep ■ the red blood in their veins away . from the end of their noses, if possi • ble, this season. “Shucks” Doyle is showing more : proficiency this season than ever be ’ fore. He sure does some wonderful stunts around the short field position. : His catch in deep left field near the fence in last Saturday’s game was ' miraculous. The game here last Sunday after noon was some baseball contest. The 1 locals won, it is true, though several times it looked like the margin was awfully small. In the fourth inning with the score 2 to 0 the rooters had their hearts in their mouths several times. Here is the situation : Riggins, 1 first man up, hit a single to right field. Keener followed with a big slam to far center field for two bases. Phil lips waits them out and is passed to first—the bases crowded and no one out. Whew ! It was dollars to dough nuts that the Giants were coming to the fore. Kane, McGuire’s new catch er, at the bat—one, two, three strikes, and Kane goes to the bench. Gaff ney, the next man up—one, two, three strikes, and Mr. Gaffney lays down his war club and retires. Cousins, the port-side swatter from the jungles, spits on his hands and swings at the pellet—one, two, three strikes and out, and the three big, husky runners were left on the bases. That was only one of the many thrillers of the game. Baylor, who twirled for the locals, was in great form. He just had eve rything on the ball and besides he used his no<.- ■ ' '1 critical moments. In our judgment clayin' is equaled by few pitchers in 1 bis league and sur passed by none. Morgan caught an excellent game and his throwing to bases was fine. Wamsley led the offensive work with three hits, two two-baggers and a single. Doyle was very much in evidence at short stop and his playing was a feature. For the visitors Kenny was Mc- Guire’s selection for the firing line and he was in good form and gave a good exhibition as a slab artist. The new acquisition behind the bat, Mr. Kane, is a good catcher and will add much strength to the champions. Keener led his team at the bat with two hits, one a two-bagger. The fol lowing is the score : LONACONING. AB. R. H. P. A. E. Nagle, lb 4 0 1 2 5 0 Flynn, ss 1 0 0 0 3 0 Riggins, If 4 0 0 1 0 0 Keener, rf 4 0 2 2 0 0 Phillips, 3b 3 0 19 1 0 Kane, c 3 0 0 8 2 0 Gaffney, 2b 4 0 022 1 Cousins, mf 2 0 0 0 0 0 Kenney, p 3 0 0 0 2 1 *Brown, ss 1 0 0 0 1- 0 **Dippie, If 0 0 0 0 0 0 ***Muster 1 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 30 0 4 24 2 1 *Brown batted for Flynn in 7th. **Dippie batted for Cousins in 7th. ***Muster batted for Kenney in 9th. FROSTBURG. AB. R. H. P. A. E. Wamsley, mf 4 1 3 0 0 0 Hood, 2b 3 0 11 5 0 Doyle, ss 2 0 1 2 0 0 Morgan, c 4 0 1 9 6 0 Anderson, lb 2 0 0 12 0 0 Craycroft, rf 4 0 0 1 0 0 Lee, If 3 0 11 0 0 Mortimer, 3b 5 11 I*l 1 Baylor, p 3 1 0 0 1 0 Totals 30 3 8 27 13 1 Lonaconing ..0 00 0 0 0 0 0 0— 0 Frostburg.... 1 1010000 0-3 Summary : Stolen bases—Doyle. Sacrifice hits—Hood, Anderson. Earn ed runs—Frostburg 3. Two base hits —Wamsley, Keener, Phillips 2. First on balls— off Baylor, 5 ; off Kenney, 3. Struck out—by Baylor, 10; by Kenney, 7. Left on bases—Lonaconing, 8 ; Frostburg, 8. Wild pitches—Kenney, Baylor. First base on errors—Frost burg ; Lonaconing, 0. Hit by pitcher —Dippie 2, Anderson. Mmpire—Mc- Namara. Time—l:so. Attendance— ! 800. Tuesday afternoon the Cumberland “Colts” came up here for their first game of the season. They were very “chesty” and full of ginger and dead sure they could put the “kibosh” on the aggregation that Manager Brophy 1 has gathered together and which this town is rooting for to a man. The wind was high and cold and decidedly ’ adverse to good scientific baseball, ' yet the game was a nip-and-tuck strug ■ gle that was won by the “Miners” in 1 the last second of the ninth inning. It ' was the closeness of the battle that ! appealed to the enthusiasts and they surely got their fill of excitement for : the game was in doubt up to the very > last second of the ninth inning, the j score standing 5t05 at the end of the ■" fourth inning. There was nothing doing in the run e getting way until the last half of the - ninth. Price, the peerless twirler, 1 evidently lost his head, or his arm, . and things looked different. This is e how it happened : Doyle, the first s man up, was hit with a pitched ball. Morgan sacrificed him to second, go ing out, Price to Deal. Fay Ander _ son, next man up, was hit with a ; pitched ball, and Brophy was given a 1 pass to first, filling the bases, with 3 one man out. Lee got instructions to r bunt and he laid an easy one down to j the pitcher who threw to Lippold, 1 forcing Doyle. Two out and the bases t full. J. Anderson hit a high fly to Shaffer at short. The big squeeze got after the ball all right, possibly it . was too easy, anyhow Shaffer made a 3 mess of it and it fell to the ground 3 and Anderson scored the winning run. Stair did the pitching, and consider -3 ingthe adverse circumstances, he did . exceedingly well. The elements were against the twirlers and it was a hard . thing to get anything on the ball. ; Hood, at second, made several good 3 plays that featured and his batting was a big factor in the scoring, and > Morgan’s two-base slam to far center , field brought in the two runs that tied j the score. 3 Fike and Sisler, a brand new bat - tery, started the game for the visitors, j ; Fike is left-hander, and in the four j innings he worked the locals hit him j for seven safeties, three of them being ! . two-baggers. Sisler is a backstop of j ; some repute, though he is not near! the artist the home-grown man, Lip- ! - polu, is. Price, the peerlesri one, and . Lippold took up the burden after the I ! fourth inning and the loss of Che 3 game, according to baseball rules, ; goes to Price. , “Dolly” Derr, the Chesterfieldian ; arbiter, officiated, and his decisions , were as near the proper thing as any human being could make them. It is . true, Lippold, Shaffer, Geatz and ; Deal did some growling. However, L if these fellows didn’t growl at the ; umpire they wouldn’t be noticed any . more than the other players, so we 1 generally expect to have this little , vaudeville on the side every time this 3 “Colt” aggregation comes here, and . when they play at Potomac Park they do much more of it. Yet we think - they are old enough to know better and will, possibly, see the error of ) their way as the season advances. ) Following is the score : j CUMB’LAND. A.B. R. H. P. A. E. 3 C. Lippold, 2b.... 5 0 3 3 2 1 , Geatz, 3b 4 11 1 3 0 , Schafer, ss 2 2 0 2 4 1 , Deal, lb 4 11 12 0 0 3 Koroly, If 4 1 0 1 0 0 3 Marean, mf 4 0 2 0 1 0 3 Sisler, c 2 0 0 0 0 0 Stafford, rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 ( Fike, p 2 0 0 0 11 F. Lippold, c 2 0 0 6 0 0 Price, p 1 0 0 1 2 0 Totals 33 5 7 26 13 2 FROSTBURG. AB. R. H. P. A. E ) Wamsley, mf 5 0 0 0 0 0 ) Hood, 2b 5 1 2 2 2 0 ) Doyle, ss 4 2 2 3 5 1 ) Morgan, c 11 2 5 2 0 ) F. Anderson, lb.. 4 1 211 0 2 ) Brophy, If 4 0 2 0 0 0 ) Lee, rf 5 0 0 11 0 3 J. Anderson, 3b". . 5 0 2 5 3 1 ) Stair, p 3 1 0 0 1 0 l Totals 36 6 12 27 14 4 3 Two out when winning run was j scored. Cumberland 01301000 0 5 ’ Frostburg 10220000 I—6 5 Summary : Stolen bases—Brophy, t Lee, J. Anderson, Geatz, Shaffer 2, • Stafford. Sacrifice hits—Morgan, > Koroly. Earned runs—Cumberland, 12; Frostburg, 4. Two base hits— > Morgan 2, Doyle, Hood, Marean, Deal. ‘ First base on balls —off Fike, 2; off r Price, 2 ; off Stair, 6. Struck out —by ■ Fike 0, by Price 4, by Stair 4. Left - on bases—Cumberland,lo ; Frostburg, 13. Double plays—Stair to F. Ander son ; Shaffer to C. Lippold ; Hood to 1 Doyle to F. Anderson. Passed ball — t Sisler. First base on errors—Cumber land, 3 ; Frostburg, 2. Hit by pitcher 7 —by Price, Doyle, F. Anderson ;by 1 Stair, Koroly, Stafford. Umpire, Derr. i Time, 2:25. Attendance, 2,000. 7 - 3 NOTES. 3 The proper pride in the home town 7 is the kind a man shows when the > baseball team wins four straight * games and he goes home, kisses his 1 wife and babies, and says—“ Them t boys are sure some athletes and the t best ever.” 7 They were all here Tuesday, that is, r all the big stars—Shaffer, Deal, Geatz, 7 e Continued on Last Page. \ Important Meeting Of The Civic Club At the special meeting of the Civic Club held Tuesday evening in the i Council Chamber the following officers " were elected. President—Mis. P. O’Rourke. First Vice-President—Miss Grace Shaffer. Second Vice-President—Mrs. Frank Watts. Recording Secretary—Miss Kate Hanson. Corresponding Secretary—Mrs. G. „ E. Pearce. Treasurer—Mrs. Ada Dillon. This being the last meeting of the year the President, Mrs. O’Rourke gave a very encouraging report. Miss Martha Stern also gave a very interesting report from the meeting of ’ the Maryland State Federation of ’ Women’s Clubs which she attended 5 in Baltimore recently, t J The general Federation of Women’s Clubs will meet for the first time' in New York City, Monday, May 22d. L Miss Martha Stern will be one of the representatives of the State of Mary j land at this gathering of Clubs; Mrs. } O’Rourke, of this place, and Miss 3 Ann Sloan, of Lonaconing will repre sent Allegany county, and Miss Grace ’ Shaffer will represent the home Club. 3 The Club donated $5 to Frostburg , Associated Charities and it is hoped t others will contribute to this worthy L cause as the society’s funds are ex- L hausted and they are receiving re . quests for help each day. Committees were appointed to make l arrangements for the Allegany Coun : ty Federation of Women’s Clubs which l will meet here in an all day session, , Thursday, June 15. They are as tol l lows: ; Luncheon—Mrs. G. E. Pearce. I Reception—Mrs. J. M. Porter. Program—Mrs. J. C. Cobey. 1 Credentials—Miss Grace Shaffer. The meetings will be held in the ■ Lyric Theatre,the first at 10 a. m. and . j one in the afternoon. There will be prominent speakers i | from out of town at these meetings ■ | and ti Üblic is invited to attend. | The luncheon will be given in the I Gladstone Hotel. Tickets can be se ■! cured from members of the Civic Club * j -it 50 cents.' : i Last Electrocution At Auburn Prison ; The last electrocution at Auburn prison, New York, occurred several weeks ago when Charles Sprague, , 2nd, was shocked to death for the murder of George Martin, at Penn . Yan, N. Y., who was a brother of Rev. , D. H. Martin, D. D., for a number of ; years pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, of Frostburg. The shooting, which was caused by a dis ■ pute over the harvesting of a patch of . potatoes, in which both were interest : ed, occurred on Oct. 11, 1911, though the execution did not take place until the first day of the present month. The Auburn prison electric chair, , the first in existence, has killed its . last victim, Charles Sprague, 2nd. > The current which killed him passed j through the electrodes which were 3 clamped to Leon Czolgosz, assassin ) of President McKinley. * The Auburn chair was built in 1890, * just after electrocution was made the 3 State’s method of putting to death its ) murder convicts. The first man to ’ die in it was William Kemmler. He ' was shocked to death August 6, 1890. Hereafter all executions in New York State will take place at Sing ) Sing. The Auburn chair will be 1 abandoned. j In the flyleaf of Chaplain Cope i land’s Bible Sprague wrote, “I have ) got to leave the world, but I wish I * could go knowing that not another ( drop of liquor would be sold.” ' la Honor of Granddaughter. Mrs. Alfred Jeffries, 50 Beall street, . entertained Saturday afternoon from . 4 to 6 o’clock in honor of her little ’ granddaughter, Esther Jeffries, who 1 attained her third year. The guests, ’ all children, were Misses Ruth and Jean Doak, Josephine Carney, Ruth - and Christina Finzel, Margaret Bid j. dington, Theresa Powers, Elizabeth , Jeffries, Masters Robert Pascoe and : Alfred Jeffries. Miss Margaret Betz , and Mrs. Paul P. Daily assisted in ' serving the refreshments. Appointed Forest Patrolman. Roland Lammert has been appointed federal forest patrolman in charge of the forests within a radius of about eight miles from town. Mr. Lam mert received his appointment from 3 F. W. Beasley, State Forester. , Mr. Lammert recently purchased a t motor car for use in making visits to s various sections of his territory. i 5 Prominent R. R. Official a Visitor. Michael J. Kerrigan, of Connells ville, an assistant trainmaster on the Connellsville Division of the Balti - more & Ohio Railroad, was the guest of Frostburg friends on Sunday. WHOLE NUMBER 2,328 NEPHEW OF COL DILLONJN MEXICO Received Letter That Was Dated “Somewhere in Mexico.” In Pursuit of Brigand Villa A letter dated “Somewhere in Mexico, ” April 20th inst., was received the forepart of this week by Col. Thomas G. Dillon, from his nephew Eouis A. Dillon, who is a member of Compahy H, Second Battallion Engi neers, who were stationed at Colum bus, N. M., but who are now with Uncle Samuel’s troops engaged in the arduous task of trying to locate the bandit Villa, and assist in bringing him to justice for the numerous depre dations he has committed along the Southwestern boundary of the United States. In his letter, among other things, Mr. Dillon states that at the time his letter was written, nearly a month ago, he had already been in Mexico 35 days, that rations were cut for a time, and that water was very scarce on all of their marches. At the point his command was at that time the al titude is about 8,000 feet. The weath er is very cold at night and very warm during the daytime. In the early part of April he states that they were treated to a snow storm, and sand storms are unusually frequent. Mr. Dillon states that he is well and getting along as best he can under existing circumstances. All the mail that goes out of Mexico, he states, is censored, which renders it impossible for anyone to write very much con cerning themselves, the country, or the movements in military circles. Eouis Dillon is a son of the late William Dillon, some years ago well known residents of Cumberlend. Wil liam Dillion was a brother of Col. Thomas G. Dillon, this city. The many friends here of the gallant young soldier, who is now doing such valiant service for his countiy in the land of the Montezumas, wish him health, success and a safe return to his home country. Mite Society Meeting. The Eadies Mite Society met at the home of Mrs. Arthur Baker Tuesday evening. After the business session a social time was enjoyed by all pres ent. The hostess served dainty re freshments. Those present were: Mrs. Edward Harvey, Mrs. George Eisel, Mrs. John M. Stewart, Mrs. Sarah Watson, Mrs. Jane Cline, Mrs. William Hanna, Mrs. Edward E.Betz, Mrs. Effie B. Thomas, Mrs. Arthur Baker, Mrs. James Sleeman, Mrs. Alex. G. Close, Misses Nellie Harvey and Sarah E. Dando. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Mary J. Rank, 142 East Eoo street, Tuesday evening, June 6th. Barmoy Farm Sold. The Barmoy farm, located at the west end of the Big Savage tunnel on the Western Maryland Railroad, was sold one day last week by the admin istrator, Norman Wilhelm, who was also the purchaser. The price re alized was $3640.00. Mr. Wilhelm, who expects in the future to occupy the farm, now resides on a farm along the county road leading from Frost burg to Salisbury, Pa., and he is well known in Frostburg. Engagement Announced. Mr. and Mrs. Albert W. Frazee, of “Hillcrest,” Flintstone, Md., an nounce the engagement of their daughter, Joyce Purnell to E. Leslie Eammert of Wenonah, New Jersey, the wedding to take place the latter part of June. Mr. Eammert is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs Peter Lammert, of this place. Lost All His Possessions. A letter received at this office from John Betz an old subscriber, of Liber al, Mo., states that he had lost every thing by fire on the 18th of April, and that he is now located at Poplar Bluff, Butler County, Mo. He wishes to be remembered to J. Benson Oder, D. J. and Edward E. Betz and other friends. Mr. Betz is a first cousin of the Messrs. Betz, of this place. Likes The Mining Journal. In renewing his subscription for another year Nelson Hoover, of Hoov ersville, Somerset county, Pennsyl vania, says “The Mining Journal is one of the most interesting and best printed papers that I receive, there fore I must have it.” To Graduate .From W. V. U. Miss Anna Delinsky, a Frostburg girl, will graduate this year from the University of West Virginia Morgan town. Miss Dalinsky has completed a course in music and with the assist ance of Miss Olive Wambaugh, violin ist, she will give a recital in the Uni versity Auditorium, Monday, May 15.