Cumberland Sunday Times from Cumberland, Maryland on October 1, 1944 · Page 8
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EIGHT SUNDAY TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1944 " n •' b c! b w t! o: A o: T Ir ie w 'fr B le Is -JH Carl's Scrapbook • Polilica Century Ago Roll Campaign Bali Baltimore Visits Enthusiasm for Clay Cumberland Rallies Grantsville Scores -Rj FRANK LEE CARL; Tills campaign contrasts that ofj May. They took ft through Philadel- one hundred years ago when Henry! phia and New York City and everyday, the "MillBoy olthe Slashes," --—,-. .. .. , whose name was a household, word, was the "Whig nominee tor. president. His opponent was James Knox jpolk. Democrat. :The outstanding Issue was whether Texas was to be Admitted to the union. The Whigs opposed, tearing war with Mexico, while one more slave state would be added. cnt as to whether annexation meant war. Owing .to the slavery issue, the South was strongly opposed to Clay, while people in the North were strong for him. There were many for annexation of Texas, regardless of consequences. Polk hod the advantage and won. Clay ^?as magnetic and his followers seethed with enthusiasm. Here Cumberland enters the picture strongly. He was very popular here. He was looked up to us the father of uge when the tallow, candle, the old fat lamp and the tin lantern with holes punched through the tin for the rays of the tallow candle within to shine 'through, were .the only lighting devices known to our ancestors, M?, Llvengood said. The late Jacob Brown, the Cumberland . lawyer, the surrounding country for many miles -with an Industrial feature In the procession. "Protection" was then art' important issue, but the Democracy • straddled It, said Mr. Brown, which they can't do in the present'contest (1888). Little . reached young manhood when Clay ran for president In Ws 'miscellaneous writings. he says he recalled vet-[men, now Grantsvllle' district, sent hadjdown most of its voting population on the Whig side. The headquarters of the delegation was in an Immense wagon, drawn by sixteen a great Whig" rally held in Cum-j horses, with a: bed as large as a berland In the 'summer of 1844.; gondola car. There was a large gathering from; A beautiful, arch was constructed resting .upon; the", front and Year end of the bed.or wagon, with a ifey in .the center of .the arch, a compliment to Pennsylvania.'A fine a£h pole was erected in the'.ecnter of the wagon, supporting the arch. The whole .get-up \ya$. elaborately decorated with everything calculated to lend beauty and attraction. LITTLE CROSSINGS WON' THE DAY AT CUMBERLAND -/.I. Little Crossings took the ,'cake that day easily. But the gallant' boys were.,greatly distressed upon"being obliged to cut down their, flagstaff. In'.order to pass,undeV some decorations that spanned Mechanic street. An • amusing incident occurred In* this'exhibition that will bear telling; said Mi 1 . Brown. We had a live coon in a cage on the top of'the arch, some'twelve feet above;'the., audi-. toriurn of the wagon; . The best dressed man -in the -crowd . was standing with his back against the pole : immediately under 'the. live symbol of Whlgery. It'was a coon and hew among civilization -and caused utmost •' dl«orhflVitfe''itt>;. the '' wearer of the''flneiit . and sufiarloaf '>• hat .: in : , the •'•' club. "There: wag- a. very, mad WhJgSjnv dee'd," salcLMr Brown. "He then -and there eschewed the dear' old PJWtjy principles" and all. He would ''not endure ; such • an ijidlgnity, . •though.' a, coon was the^ author. He made., a, rriodermtely-gppd Democrat, .for -"the balance' of .his life, but has beeix dead many years, Mr. Brown con'-. eluded. . .•":;.' . ..' . ,' : The 'Egytian king, Rameses II, was the Jirst 'to* fscavate ;* .caha between the Nile d«lfa: and the Retilf too'«:•;..•.'.-••.•..•.-'• •>•-'•• - ••'•->-• 1*4 sear: IrritaUd Eyelid*?: ly" soothes.'-Al«>> relieves' Inflamed,jj soj;e;;v. burning, itching .: eyes soothes.;. .^ eyes, or. ojoney.j e. : ' . , funded,--! 30. years /success.' Praised by thousands. Get LavoptUc today. • included). All ; druggists!. : —Advertisement. '• where it attracted great attention. On September 22, the Whigs hod a grand procession in Cumberland and on this occasion rolled another ball, about twenty feet in ,dlameter, ••'if* through the streets, while the town' "' WPR iHensHy packed with people. FLOATED SEVENTV- FOOT FLAG FOR CLAY ' the Clay-Polk campaign a century ago, when the Whigs reproduced the *•» ball which a large delegation clad H lu hunting shirts took to Baltimore 1 and rolled Under the through guidance the streets, of Thomas! on. the Slniver they 'erected .. ____ where Emmanuel Episcopal Church!-?' now stands, a magnificent flag staff, '''?M rigged llk«j the mast of a vessel and •••£•$ nt an elevation of 250 feet from water of the creels, floated a seventy feet in length. the NAtional High-way. j And again, years later, the cam-. Four years before, William Henry palgn bail bobbed up. It was re-j Harrison was elected president as alvlved in 1888 and rolled through. the " " " '~" -- ""~"~ creased for Clay. In .sylvanla counties Fayette, enroute Men's Harrison Baltimore, were met three miles! from town by local Harrison men. The Pennsylvanlans had a band,! flags and banners and a log cabin on lour wheels drawn by six horses and decorated with coon skins and buck- item — rratl In^ \ the Harrison s for the Penn- t Greene and D the Young Mrteis ol New York Republican parade on night preceding the carried here uo-to-c among them — in the :he Satur election. slogans, Our Little Mic has served us -veil We'll send him b.«!c another »peu. This referred to Louis E. Comas, candidate for re-election to Congress. Incidentally McComas was the grandfather of Katharine '&i horns. The Pennsylvanlans stayed E - Byron, first woman to represent.^ over night and an Immense meet-j Maryland in Congress. ''- ;; ing was held at the Court House; A rnost Interesting story of here. • ! campaign 100 years ago was told 'by Peter L. Livengood, newspaper! man formerly of Frostburg, ^ (died recently at Salisbury; Pa., at ian advanced age. He was a brother j^'i dele- of William S. Livengood, editor fifty the_ Meyersdale (Pa.) Republican. TOOK CAMPAIGN BALL TO BALTIMORE RALLY One day later the AHegarsy jiation, consisting, of about young members left for Baltimore. They were clad in the blue shirts of the mountaineers. erect county, Pa., drove a Under the direction of Thomas decorated six-horse team Shrtvcr, a wooden ball about twelve test in diameter, was built in the The story goes that his .grand-: 1,_ John C. Livengood, of Som-:Cv-:; ountv. Pa., drove a eailv-i 1*.$ thirty miles to a Clay meeting atii-M Cumberland. The big wagon — ' ; ~ ~ wooden bar passed "through its cen-i Liven B 0(x5 > then in his tcr. protruding some two feet onr ourlh vear .- who sald: each side. To this -was attached ropes and at Intervals of three or four feet short hand bars were fastened in the ropes, by means o/j which the delegation dragged It forward, and (he ball, once set in motion, was kept gave the " Boy.s" a NEAR FIGHT WITH POLK MEN AT FROSTBURG "My father, mounted on the die horse ,dro\'e the team, and on I other horses were mounted youri In the barn and clghfc rs o w/wal .the youngest .-":-, " "~-. -S"Of t** ifcfers. Some .of ths n:en according to Lowaernuik's t h* wn<mn ™PP sl^n,, „ *, resit, History of Cumberland. Tht ball WHS covered with red, white and blue cloth In alternate stripes, and nt the poles were stars on a blue ground. •ine baH WM covered with raripus Inscriptions, among them being the following: : OLD ALI.EGAKY With heart »nd told, thli ball w» roO; Thl» Democratic bail flrnt net rolling V Benton I« en snothsr track went on. from that It tlrn F»rrweli. dtJkr Van; you're not ih» 2a>n To fa\tt the ship, -xc'11 try old Tip. "Slap Th»t B»1I.-» The t«therln« b»n a rollinic «ti«; ^And (till »«thtr« » It roILi. : The delegation from Allegany! .•itnrted off in high spirits for.Balti-i more; Th'e bmll was rolled through! the streets and along the Baltimore: Pike for some distance and was| then placed on a for the curoose. ! about Polfc being a man quite tall, but in reality no., man at all, which came near causing a. -fight some Demcrats at Frostburg 1 did-'not like the song." •In describing the homeward trip. Uncle John said when the top of the Peter Miller Hill (now Thomas Hill) was reached, a halt was made and lighted tallow candles placed in the hands of each of the riders, and so the party passed j'.y.J on. through the village of Salisbury, j^ amid what doubtless seemed them a blaze of light and glory. It -was no doubt the greatest ride" imaginable for that day and Kidneys Must Clean Out Acids HOPPERS... W ILL T H R I L L E D . . . W I T H LOW PRICED! 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