Cumberland Sunday Times from Cumberland, Maryland on February 25, 1945 · Page 4
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Cumberland, Maryland
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Sunday, February 25, 1945
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FOUR SUNDAY TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1915 Carl's S cr ap b o o k .Murylandtrrs hi Somerset Braddock Groups First Forbes in Second /fop of World Picture Beauty Always Loat David H. Slrotlier ,- ' : ' ' '' * : Br FRANK LEE CARU >S '"V SI.VSSACUF. STORIES DUE ,. FOR SCKAPUOOK RECORD mbs oscope picture. tar!y settler . tsile Since the establishment of Scrap- i«refoi''boot, readers have b«n placing ft • ---• ---= -• ThU U true life and about :I:L- local incursions of ... the savage were bj especial horror. The person who contains a most Interesting account of the gradual cutting down by the river of thts dtep gorge during thousands of years. •$••?• ••?/$; •.-,- SItl'e. would, hard- i ly believe » liirlwt.' fctleldiisco Mher. iixwv nmdai tlie are Soine of £V: m";&& irnprej jual ght r» mbol ihiriun ither. reel (i :i:ded ; nploye •o l;Ii<?n » •..«»«•.«..-«. ontn (.' these .barbarous l ' n recently received vers imman I little . W1UI Li;ei£ rivwvjj fcjv.ww* k *< iininlsh C o U i4 hardly do otherwise. ERTICV Pennsylvania boys were first on ehicle arrow 1879 to 1»85 he was consul general toj Mexico. A historical marker wu pladea In front ol his former home. The build- ins was purchased tn 1931 by Mrs. iHovermale with much of the origi- |r>(U valuable antique furniture. Speaking of Berekeley Springs as a famous resort about 1850, Struther writes In -Virginia Illustrated": • 'The baths at thl* place are not excelled by any In the world. The natural temperature of the water Is about 14 degrees and th« supply almost unlimited. About 1200 gallons a. minute flow through the baths now In use. . The area U located In a part of the Potomac Valley where the river winds in great curves through a di?«p gorge with densely wooded alopoa. As the railroad travels swings around thiute: sharp bends which almost, meet before they reverse and . "The bath houses are surrounded by a beautiful grove; and a fine hotel, capable of accommodating 400 persons' adjoins the public grounds.•••These waters are said to be specific In; cusea'of chronic rheu matiiin and ;useful in many othe The i*rson who rca]lzes t ' nat t t ^u ihrw times follow* hUtory but, , ^ rid between two &, were so Readers la I r e .hose long as to ride between two , K w^iLi as it would to go In a straight • tine, he may wonder how the river > J | acquired avich a course.; are! of the maladies the baths ore said t equal the water of Lethe In wash ing away : all remembrance of a '•"»« can Writing of : the hlicorlc signlf Ic nnce of Berkeley Springs. Strothe cited -BradrtockV ill-fated arm rt JT I LI* i*t 1C IJUJH^Jtia tfcJ C * «»V «*»»« «* *.•*-«*.•. ,u^ > m.MirrM'Hhe sam* altitude, and that If the £ ^»rt a?Mums valleys were filled up they would in fact accounts ' .,,.„.,„ ,..„., ^i.i., nn,\, ?»<.. , , erl b have Un «arVle«l Plaln-Thls tea- topographic map which forms a part of" the folio. Mr. Stose. says ' Uu called that —, „- ingtoii, Charles Carroll and General Gates all had summer homes ther Recalling James Rumsey's build ing of his flrst experiment*! steamboat in .the little : - harbor at the mouth of St. John's.Run, at .that time one of the wildest, and most ill MiU. nearer to Sharpsburg, was >erated In those days by Col. John llller. It Is lonf since out of ex- tence. U is recalled that because f the path made by so many trips x> the mill, housewives could fasten bag of corn on a mule's back and he animal would come nnd go wlth- >ut attendance. . The heyday of the old Antietainl ron Works'is also recalled by the writer, who says that scores were nee employed In digging, smelting and sheet Iron working. Also In the oading of canal boats, quarrying of tone, burning of coke, ets, : " Bsardiug , houses then thrived In Sharpsburg as hundred* of men were gainfully employed. John Brln was the flrst operator of the Iron works and was fallowed by the All >rothers. Pig iron was haulod on the canal and unfilled orders were hauled to Keedysville by old Uncle Tom iray. ... ••.'• . day that it had exhausted its supply of prewar ingredients and discontinued manufacture, even for the armed forces, of its well-known trade-marked brands. Manufacture of the brands for the civilian market was halted May 1, 194*. and production after that time was reserved for service men overseas. Wrigley Stops Making Its Trtide-Mark Gnm Ch(eago, Feb. 24. yp)—The William Wrlgley, jr.'. Company, chewing- gum manufacturers, announced to- Be Wise...Order Now! It now takes six months or more to i«l memorials from the quarries and Is retting worse. We urie you to come In now am} make your selection for Sprint delivery while w« have a complete ainck to select from. ;. : ;: ' * : ' ;>" SfWARt ol "cheap" ptitei You get w/iat you pay (oil '.' D. R. Kitzmiller Memorials : Phont us tor »n trenlnf jppolnlmfnt II mart ennTrnient. Formerly the A. A. Roeder Co. Frederick at George St. f ! Phone 3-7-9 Use our stone burial vault—Natural stone, nature's own product The only vault that will stand the test of time underground. Sef us for further Information :. . "U'» not iiirgtry th»t klU»—it'» del»y«d surgery."—DR JiXyo With Medic*! and Surgk«l Allowance*' PAYS $10.00 PER DAY THE PLAN PROVIDES, THIS PROTECTION AIM Ineludti »» U 9* Days • f '; Conservative Coverage »t Adjusted Rate Thtst Ambulances $ 24 Em*rjencjr Aid $100 Emergency Benefit* J 25 Accidental Death $30u Maternity * «<' National Hospitalization, Inc. 203 BETHESDA BANK BUILDING ..... -."•" e. O. Box 5878 BETTHESDA, MD. Phone Oliver 4165 For informationr phone or mail this ad • ; ; Name Address • Phone Somerset county furnishes many lhat any t n ousanns 01 years ago uie •-••- ~".~,~ m — .._-----. picture*,- The Somerset countlniw Potorna c flowed toward the s«a up- inaccessible spots on the with their "FVcwty Sorts of TluirLd&r,'' on thU plab, which at that ' >*•—<"•»' '>-"""•*'"» ground, according to Braddock, for they went rlcht on to Fort Duquesne. 'Hiey were Intent,on settling once ^__ _. and succeeded in doing so. wa S 'muchTower"uraltitude^ln fact.led ^..^S . » near vhe levelof.the sea that , he coMlUoMMd stream was very sluggish «nd won-1«^eij less rierc-d about: In Its valley, as is the I ?f, c °L ntpl f^ d custom of streams with low grade. Waohtngton. To* iuea in aomtf «J. such as the Mississippi. Later, y...t.,, QH) ^nu.s OF WASHlNUTOJS General Forbes had Virginia sol-[the Interior of the continent was co B ' OASTE r) FINE PRODUCT dirrs in his expedlUon which f 61-1 somewhat elevated, the stream be- , .... . lowed and rinmy settled In the';came "rejuvenated" und cut down • ' TJgorUVr territory. No wliite seUleinent existed In .t"HJ r» iutc nc\t*^.4.»i».*H' i,.**.!*--^* -•-• 3y C. E. somerset : county prior to the French lEftMf and Indian War, 1754 to 1763. The Kn^lisll had settled lo the east of r • the Allegheny, and live French had ;e ' xo ™ jellied west of this plateau, In the ciirte*- jitssissippi and Ohio River valleys. The Indians roamed freely on this area, haying been driven here by the. channels, first into the soft .de tritus which had accumulated iti the OF \VASIIINGTON A recent newspaper reference to old mills of Washington county, tht old Orndorff MiU, located about a tniUS WIHt.ll ilnu tn. k.uiiiuj(*t^:vi *n n*^ utt.\ vjliiuuil* i\liu. iw^-ni.t^* a^wuv .. flat, vfilley and eventually'into, the jmile east of Sharpsburg, near the hard rocks beneath. As the con- concrete bridge, was not mentioned, llneni. rose still higher, they cut The date on one end of the old ' stone building was 1763. It was a flour mill imd nearby stood a saw mill, both operated by Mr. Orndorff. An.old dwelling stood on the op- deeper Into the rocks, find, as . a result, ihe Potomac is now deeply entrenched in these wlndin? gorges. One stream in the urea, however, is , the French. Une stream in me uiea, IIUACV^I, 10 AJI.UIU liwrmug c»vwu un i-nc v^«making a change by cutting off a posito side of the road and was pcr- _. ----- 1 — — i .„!.!„„ n aiinrt cut tlful cataract, This shown made, as were the nails and locks. in the Illustrations of the folio, as are also the demnants of the elevated plain on tlie hilltops, once the valley of the Potomac. Other marvelous features which nrv e ff '.ir M H frroncc EARLY SOMERSET SETTLERS iVs rifl SUGKATKD FROM JERSEV H Ctrfii bniuis. -. The Jersey settlement In Somerset " (iff nt courity was so named because most of t'.w of the settlers in the ; Confluence MBS rj area came" fran E«ex and Morris i. bu-i )»•• counties, New Jersey, in 1770. Tra; In the d it ion us recorded in the history ,L..,..,-H^ concerning this settlement, says trwl in 1779 there were 18 lo 20 (•mtUes left New Jersey and went ;,— -,- aud t u of '.inYou' U> Somerset County. The heads of j geologists that It has at- jpry;' CJ these families were: Robert Col- i d vl , ltO r S from all pam of the ,tr: » D burn. David ,Kl:iff. Oliver Drake.j , d • nd 43 masrated in most text! ndTibbf William Hlish, Andrew Ream. Reu-! fa geographiw.i B; JOMJ.-ben. Sfcinner. John Mitchell, John ^^ Lslblcb from the ! ft AAV 1 Hyatt, Wlllliim TannehiU, James' wv " < -' '"' vl0 ' ly'Ainerl Moon, Edward Horned. David SyrriphoR' niancy. John Copp, John ? -.: 10 And Joseph Lannbig. Williorn BrooXe, ^"j; a |-^j[ { h ese° folds are well Called X : Jacob Sirahn nnd Obadiah Reed. memidcr and taking; a short cut through a hill, producing a beau- nn p s 0 W e i than the mill. The door hinges of the home were all hand , The hinges were as long as the tioors were wide nnd some of the«H pattern. The old Bloody Lane road was then short way to get to the mill from Other marvelous teaiures wnitu:" on^<» ^«j ™ s -- •- —/, v" the traveler may observe from the the Hngerstown pike which was car window In pasatnR through this!made a plke^ n IBoo. The Bloody area we the great rock folds: one Ume.rond, which was quite deep in arch of rock that has been truncat-lmauy places, was then called the ed by the river and is visible from Hog Trough road. • v -^ "• -^ * .. . • :t I *.*.!— .„ ill 1. vi/iTi . A kittle mill known as the Rock , accessible to those; intrested, have the form of great | saw teeth rising above the crest ofj " '~^ " '"'" i cr -m«- o. Some accounts Include the Moun- IvstVrioii tains, MorrLsons. Tissues, Jennings , and Hicksons. However. Dr. Steel . in his report (1768) mention some .of these families. Thii would indl- idny Talk cjitc that they preceded the main wins' Str Pnriy Of 1T?0. »-nt find Amons the Ainprlca atonycreek and settler* in Brother'! Valley r,, .-,s- ^ (Brueders Thai) about 1T71-1772, B n»fia Go were Philip Wagerllne, George Mm« P Countryman, Jacob Glessner, on •"} ChrUtinn Ankeny, Frederick Walker, s"' MBS Walter Hoyle, Jacob Fisher, John irater In the folio. These rock folds are the record of the ^reat moun-j tain-making forces which crushed] and folded the rocks as they were | raised out- of t.he sea. ! Many of these rocks are full of; •well preserved fossil shells. Some; that have long, banded, fluted wings j are called butterflies by the na-; tlves. How did they get into the; rocks and what c!o they mean? : These Tossilii were shells of 11 creatures that Inhabited the sands and muds of a sea that covered this < Gleisner. Peter Wingard, Mathias region long ages ago. All the rocks _ . .."*_• __ i-r-. 1-1 — OvArlK^lnlr r%/-.TW rt f (Vl<* SlTTf tlPrf* flf t h(<+ T\TPH HTP urejs »^**^~ ™.^. , .^. v . ..__. v — , - ler prf«r -Judy, Abraham Cable, Frederick ,9vp-: 3:30 Shoaff, Francis Hay and Henry Rhoadcs. Ail of these appear in now . hardened sediments that were deposited on the shore and on the « oacs. o l ™,>*i.~ « ..... ^ ------ ----- -— — l* the flrst a^esment list (1772) of I bottom of the sea and the shells of J Brothersvalley Township, which was the animals that lived tn these wat- " then one of the three township* of ers were burled In these sediments ;H Concpr' what U no wSomerset county. 7 Kr.te Si The accounts of Rev. John Heck- 9 Mneiizii welder, a Moravian missionary, date r Quiz • *>«ck to 1762. or four years after Sr-renad'c Forbes expedition. While crossing V MU<s li the mountaing In nea on his way rs, CTroucl Lancaster county to Muskin- r ffum : Ohio, he stopped off at John E Miller's cabin. This John Miller Mvs' appear* on tha first assessment list flra for Brotherscalley Township, with v Quiz- 3 ten acres of cleared land. Harmon ur AmeVic Husband names Casper Statler and 7 , Chjvi Danjel Stoy early settlers. and were hardened with them. Now we find them beautifully preserved In stone. HISTORIC STROTHER HOME AT BERKELEY SPRINGS The former home .of David Hunter Strothef, now owned by Hubcr Hovermale oh WastiUiKton street Berkeley Springs, W. Vn., WM used ns a town hairduring the Civil War Before the war the upper floor WHS used as a school room. David Strother, born in 1816, at • 7 . Clevi uanjei ot-oy M f"j. ^.^.i^.— uavm atrotner, inio, at iuiwti Hoii!- Richard Wells appears on the nrst )Mart j rls |jurg, became known to the :n-in r n \i''tosefsmoA list. He owned land ii tcrarv world under the pen nnme •trie Quemflhonlng Creek early as 1774. nine am .The Somerset settlement dates EKLY SUBSI b»ck to 1171 when Harmon Husband 0 arived at the camps of William ^"rJT'.r; Spur*-' and Issnc Cox. In 1772 both oir e£t>j i Sparks and Husbnnd brought their wlvw and families (o their newly- created primitive homes. In the "t»°nce>"9hou spring of 1773 a number of new . cti>cir or i jgtuers arrived at the Somerset rir»t, second settlement. John Penrod, Sr., and ; Pt " John Vansel brought their families^ Jl°f.'. h0 ; T . er< .' Among othcra who came as settlers] i" sun. : .oniy were Woolerlclc, Henry and George I ti.«: an it Bmnev, Richard Brbwn. Richard i ^40**' * -Wells. Michael Huff and John Per-1 ———' ' "• geson. Wocterlck Bruner settled to! aiu, axn^j tb< north of Somerset. Henry Brun-1 mo. tn. OP: er"s houss was located north of the literary world under the pen name of Porte Crayon, He was the author of a series of humounis: papers published In .Harper's Magazine :and later collected in two. books, "The Blacksmith's ; Chronicle" and "Vir ginia Illustrated." He entered the Union Army in 1861,'became colonel.-and WLIS later brevetteci brigadier general. From WINDSHIELD BLUR MAY MEAN POOR EYESIGHT It may not be just a rtus. windshield t>ut a defect i. your I'ision .that makes. < blur of the countryside yoi drive through. Don't risk accidents on the road. Have a.visual analysis nou- —don't delay. Dr. Harry Pinsky Oprometrisf 39 Baltimore St. Phone 18 HSB. ooly ftla flll r-.o. E^ft. 1 > BUD. t\t M: ET«O!.-.» rtm« , "° "r,"^. n ii,.i P "rl 'V'"' r" imm«a.. GORGE tn.t Pwtomdc gortre was not ».™^.->, .« It Is today,: one of the most beautiful and picturesque of river valleys. Th* United States.! Geological Survey published a folio; describing about «0 square miles, | Including n. rxirtion of the Potomac' VaDcy—the area kr.owti''as the. Paw, paw :and Hsncocic qtmdriingV's ln| PcnhsylvaniR, Maryland .nnd Wc-st; Virginia. This folio <No. 1791, which, was written by George' : W. 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