Cumberland Sunday Times from Cumberland, Maryland on March 4, 1945 · Page 4
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FOUK Carl's Scrapbook Indian Warfare — Br*ddock Campaign Nearby Settlements — *' Toin*FiUgeraltl Poor Boy'« Rise to Fame — Galloway Story -By THANK LEE r>±*i '"'^ \ , : ;,", BlUnrvOCK'S MARCH TO DEFEAT AT DUQUESNE Tb« Engllah hid settled th* t&st ot th* AUegheaies, and the French hvi settled west of thU plateau, in the Mississippi and Ohio River Tttl- Jeyg. The Indiana ro*m«d freely on thU plateau, having been driven her* by the French, who gradually pushed their way lip to tha fort of tha Allegheny and Monongahela RlvBr*. While thla was going on. the Indians moved to ih« cast, annoying itnd ravaging Use 'English settlers in Virginia,' Maryland unit . Pennsylvania, . In and about Kort Cumberland. In .';. 1754, H!s Majesty, th« Kinjf ol England, aenl General Braddock. to organize & company ot men, march from Cumberland to : Port Duqwsne, and drJvs the Preach o«l ot Pennsylvania. In the previous year, George .Washington, following the Nemacolln trull, had .partly constructed a road along this trail. General Brnddock followed this road, at Je?ut . iiv part, and improved it for pa.ssage of hU army '' o a a us een and OWo and mention th* n*m« of restored. Mr. Fitzgerald directed the tiia late Tom FSUgenUd. and you restoration of the right-of-way, and t*m ft^rf . .<„,.„ ~_ »— —.,,_.. wagons. Braddock was Indian warfare ..-.. Inexperienced In When '• he and hU ty. His first Job was M water boy to the men building th* bridge over tht Monongahela River, east of Fairmont, to 1866. A year later, he became a telegraph messenger boy. In 1868 he became telegraph operator: In 1873 he was made train dfs- r™' "/.^,% C^IM - t "|Pateher; m 187i, chief dispatcher; ""^""^'."V , ^ tsec £«?-">: in 1879, superintendent, ot trains. ward Port Necessity, where General In mi he £ ecanie ^^^^^ ln . • army en me to what is now tha Turtle^ creek section, ilio Indians suddenly sprung 'from behind ambush, killed a number of: Braddbck's men, and fatally wounded' General Braddock, causing his. army to retreat they mlcht remain In school—that family would have been destitute' Indeed. He was easily approached and therefore, easily imposed upon H« cared little for his own personal comfort; he had no tlm« lor it. He had & keen sens* of humor. He wasted no time. It vat difficult to persuade him to take a vacation, and for year* h* took none." Mr, Galloway used to tell an amusing anecdote which illustrates his description of Mr. Fitzgerald «s a "diamond in the rough." hood friend of ht». Cox'» Creek-is ._ . named after thU Isaac -Cox while LAT * c - w - GALLOWAY the Huiband Onwtery «nd th« til- TE1 A8 FITZGERALD STORY H^n^ttittu* *™.* tmed * ftar Durta* "». Urn. that Mr. Gait ' '"'-" '•'- way was serving as,. hU secretary, there occurred several big washouts on- the Parkersburg Branch. The bridge east ot West Union had been Go anywhere on th« Baltimore washed away and had just been VETERANS K£MEMACR LATE TOM FTTZGEfcAIJ) dozen or two smiling In view of limited forces, he assigned TC»CI-UK) u. th» rail who will in- Mr. Galloway to handle the transfer stantly respond with some reminl- of passengers at tfie washout, the u»pn t. **T VTI«T±" V>4*r* wV<aM i* m/warn An ^ f\f **-**• # r.*>j»i »«. *.i i__».j find » oj scent "I knew him when—. Tom Fitzgerald, cu th* general manager, was affectionately known to all railroad folk, was on» of the most popular or the Baltimore and Ohio officers. His name was a rallying-cry In the home- of every worker; his photograph hung on many a parlor wall, where the children learned to point to it and say with pride, "That's Mr. Fitzgerald. - «- - --—•-••".; , My pa knows him)" . found It necessary to awaken liimirp. • ' 1 /-> .. T "Uk« most Baltlmon and' Ohio f, nd *°? <:a - u ^nt him not only with. lllllCtt l.,OtlOll IS officers, Mr wtr«»r«M Kn^,^ .1,1* u . ls bad new s that _ died,.andwas burled. , 13Ba . mMt f teaj .*,.., gave the French complete 1HRa sl ,ru.Hnt-/>nrt.r,r ^j^!*-^*" v^Tmtr 1 - NemacoUn trail toward Cumberland to continue their ravaging and i work " — •- • settlers. Early in th« year 1753, General John Forbes organized an army or more than 8,000 men from Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. with Col. Henry Bouquet second In command, and Col. George Washington commanding the Virginia regiment. Rayshrom. Bedford county, (now Bedford) was their rendezvous. Fort Duquesne was their objective. Instead of going over tha Braddock road. Forbes decided on a ;' shorter route 'by way of Stoneycntk, Laurel Hill, Ugonier and Loyalhanna to Pittsburgh. The work of constructing the road started July 31, 1758, with an army of several thousand men. They reached Ligonler early In th» fall and built a tort there. When tha 'French learned about the approach of Forbes* army they evacuated Port Duquesne. The Indians moved northward. SETTLE^nENTS FOLLOW CAPTURE OT DUQUESNE Th« English toot possession of Fort Duquesne bte in the fall of 17M. General Forbes on his return from Fort Duquesno, December 3. 17S8. took tick, and was detained »t Fort IJgonisr for several weeks, hut on December 27. 1738, hs again* resumed his journey to the Stonycreek section. This was th« military school tor tha coming Revolutionary War. '"•-.• On February 23, 1769, the Penns opened s lancf grant office in Philadelphia, and advertised to Inform all people that on April S. 1769, at 10 a. m., they wnuld have the office open to recaive applications for land Eranto. The deeds for loU of 100 ac-r*s cost them nve pounds sterling and on« penny per sere per annum Jor quit rent. In the Bedford-Somerset Counties History, 1906, by Weifley and Koontz. the authors sat that tha earliest permanent settlements wera . made, first, In the Turkeyfoot region: second, in Brpthersvalley district, and third, along the Forbes Road. They further' state that Rev. John Steele and Ms commission reported on April 2, 1768, that at Great Crossing, a man. Mr. -Specf. informed the commission that in the Turkeyfoot section were f.ight or t«t families who had formed a settlement. • . ; ' • • ' Amone the frontier settlers werc ; Capt. Andr«w Friend, who was mar- '. tied to a sister of Cspt. Oliver i Drake. To this union were born six: daughters and -three ions. Two of the daughters,. Sarah' and Jemima. married Into the Abraham family;! two of them. Rebecca and Rachel.! into the O?g family, and Susannah married John Mitchell, the first justice of the pence in Somerset ooxinty. The names of the sons were ' Charles, Anrjrnw. Jr., and Elijah. Frlentl.i Cove, in Bedford county and . FrienrisvlUe, Maryland, were named .after this family. : : . '•,: H^ads of families 7rsr» John Mitchell, Michael Colburn, Robert .: Colburn, and Andre^- J. Coltrurn, who served in the County Assembly In 1978 to 18B6. Casper Harbaugh, Prwierlck Weimer, Sr;, 1740-lSli. came to Somerset, county in 1770- Jncob and Frederick Yo;inkln. Css- per W ,1 tier came to Somerset county In 1758. arid served In Fnrbps Army Michael Wagnrr, I7-4S-1842, 1382, master of transportation; in ( i,_t *,, „ " ~V7".! ~ "" •"•*"" aiiouc* ui ULUWU. uunon—DUI .... ....... . J™.. ... . that toe eggs would be cooked prop- are quick to point out that th. enj. Here was a great aggregation brown and green fib*r» ar* <rf "»b- Ol TyfttX B r>H r»a n*i^/*<n%.ln<i>_i • . . ._"_ was of .— general manager „» _.. divisions. He resigned in January. 1908, and on March 28 of th* following year he died. It was whil* Mr. Fitzgerald was superintendent of transportation and general superintendent of the Main Line, Middle and Northwestern Divisions, that Charles W. Galloway, now vice-president. Operation and Maintenance, was his secretary. And perhapi he knows mere about Mr. Fitzgerald than any other person. TRIBUTE TO POOR BOY WHO RAN GREAT RAILROAD "Mr. Fitzgerald was a real railroader in every sense of the word," wrote Mr. Galloway. "He was of the 'rough diamond' type, and he had the ability to make the other fellow do, perhfcpj because he was such an r m were weR trained because of their power, however, and possessed — *--•--- -•—» "•*.* >j^*^«.cw^%4 noanjii iviartin trice and Gr marked natural ability as a leader, Florence Proudfoot Cumberland fi nH n B e t-f, il «•*-•-. ^1 .«.*«. y—i— -. _.._ 11 »^ .1 •-•••» MX.* ttiiij. and BS a railroad man. One quali qunintances and a greater knowledge than most people ever possess. "Although hs was charitable in be was not a person to' let his SUNDAY TIMES, CUMBERLAND, movement of material to the bridge and the detour of freight In the open routes. It reqtilred several days to restore the track. Then cams'a cloudburst which again damaged-the bridge, and *again superintended Its This completed, he returned to Grarton for a night's rest.. : Hardly had Mr. Fitzgerald dropped off to sleep when his secretary Mr. Fitzgerald reconstruction. Secretary Of State's Wamaii Aide Curbs Diplomatic Slips retary who wants to know what tha Stettuiius. Mrs. Halla admit* she's Under secretary meant by an aide- fond of manjrol the old forms and «emplre on th« .Tilanian rt"«ti«fc doesn't want the streamlining to go ffltn * staple explanation (hat "It's too far. • {(let * W^-¥v«»i fnvn* m^.9 _ . .1I_1__ _ il _ 0l*^.*_ Mrs. Blanche Halla once more > report for dutv. - lu flnd JOUJB 10 report lor aucy. • • • i fr^ "Well, can you cook e'ggoi?" asked Mississh)pi Scientists Growl*-? le "bo«s" of Mr. Galloway. " . r > ^ ~ „ ~t w I • . i T ? ^Yes sir." replied his-secretary, ^ r «P 8 of White, and v ?.} Eight Brown Shades . . . . sir." replied his secretary, adding,, "and that's just about all I CAN cook." ,-• ,, "Then," declared Mr. : Fitzgerald "we'll hava eggs for breakfast." Into the kitchen of the car went j— ,— ««"i. wuin! cuivoii, green cotton mna eignt de , t ?? alned afc leilst shades of brown, cotton-but ihey of pots and pans of various sizes some on the back of tha stove others elsewhere. Mr. Galloway disregarded nil save those utensils which were necessary to the task assigned to him. A few moments later he looked up to 566'Use "boss" entering the kitchen. Mr. Fitzgerald walked directly over to a large covered pot. He Jerked off the top of it, quickly pushed up his shirt sleeve, thrust his hand nnd arm into the pot and drew forth a large boiled hnm, dripping in its own juice. "Well, what tha blfinkety-blank do you call this?" he roared. "Looks like ham to me,' 1 meekly responded the secretary-cook. "Then, why can't we have ham and eggs for breakfast?" he demanded. . ... : : -•' . . '"We can, sir,'' replied the man who was co become B. & o vice president. And so they did. " It was while the late Mr. Galloway was serving as secretary to Mr. Fitzgerald that the former was made trainmaster, Baltimore Division, and began his own rise to untiring worker himself. He was leadership In the Baltimore and possessed of a atrong personality, Ohio. and those who served under him iYTo>... iU£U l comacVwith~him! H B "could" "ha ndie '^-lell'l'lBge, -LlCCHSCS almost any railrosd Job, because he Louis Henr^ Travis, Baltimore knew tha inj and outa of them all, and Catherine Allca Kenney p ttT He could operate, dispatch, fire an burgh, Pa. , ~igin* and run it. : Galen Bernard Rose, Munday's •Ha was most considerate of the Corner. Pa., and Madee Corrinp other fellow, liberal s.nd charitably Tucker Ebensourg PR inclined Indeed h* was frequently Lloyd Allison Sleeves. ' Detroit criticized for his extreme leniency Mich., and Virginia Elizabeth Voat times when a more consistent shell, Bloomington Ind consideration might havs Justified a Carl Clifford Nichols different, decision. Ha had strong Mae Feight, Cumberland Carl Clifford Nichols and Lillle Alston Martin Price and Grace Harry Hickson, Route 1, Bentley• — -»~- ***»ii ii « J.44VIWH/J.1, X^UIIIC 1 £ fication which to him and to the ville, Pa., and Sarah Shultz ; Baltimore and Ohio was • a great dale. Pa ' asset, was his ability to understand William Harvey Gum and Wanda- men. He had more intimate ac- lee Virgina Miller, Paw Paw, W. Va Gerald Cecil Schaeffer, 4 - i. D- ui.4nAu *-*c^_xl O^JlrtCLlUl 'rXOUL€ *t of men and their characteristics Bedford, Pa., and Grace Mar!- Price 111HT1 m/^T r-L&rM-llo atrar- »,,,__„,-.- r^ i _•_»._ , j. » *«,^ Route 3, Bedford, Pa. Edward Leroy McCIoskey, Home- --J— --- —' ~- —.- — j^unmu ijciuy 4w.cL>jo5Key, Home- the extreme to those in illness or stead, Pu., and Irbne Grey McAIoos affliction, ov^ In any kind of trouble, Turtle Creek, Pa. ^naoos. David Lewis Scott, Moorefield, W. Va., and Eva Marie Hott, Romney, W. Va., . . .;•Eugene Preston Kensinger, WiJ- Hamsburg, Pa., and Jean Marie Hill. Duncnnsville, Pa. charities be known. I.have known of cases where, because of accident or in some other" manner, a railroad man would be taken from his family, and whore—unless Mr. Fitzgerald had taken care of the children that Richard Mnrlin Sponauglc, Cum- No Colored Yarn ; By ANN STKVICK NBA. Correspondent . -: Washington, D. C_ March 3—Hl«h In the State Department's once strictly striped-pants bracket where women are scarce, Mrs. Blanche Hall» wields authority as chief minder of P-s and Q$ and carries, along .with four men, the well-heeled utl* of Assistant to the Secretary. Mrs. Hall&'s sense of protocol, precedence and decorum is so sharpened after m 25-year Stat« Department career she- can spot at 10 paces a slight, twist in the complimentary closing form of a letter to the Minister of Euphoria. It's her Job aa chief of Coordination and Review, presiding over a staff of 15, to check outgoing correspondence for policy line and for form with the 1937 style-book, which is now full of Mrs. Halia's notes for revision when heads of states settle down. Ail in a. day's work for Mrs. Halla are such chores as answering a foreign service official's phone query with "You don't issue the agreement, you give it," and straightening out a more*than perplexed new sec- irnotlxr form of s, diplomatic note, really means m aid to the memory." .-..-....,.• •;• ....... Jlrs. Halla, a native Washingtonian, came to th« State Department from business high school late in 1917 and went into the stenographic pool. She was soon snatched out as secretary to Alvey A. Adec, second assistant secretary from 1886 to 1924 who is still Mrs.' Halla's statesman- hero and whose portrait hangs over her desk. At the time, Mrs. Halla recalls, there were between *» and 500. people working .In the State Department; today there are over 3000. , • : ::-. .-. =-. - . , There,, have been many changes since the days when Mr. Adee started the' present Co-ordination and Review division by reading over every bit of department correspondence, Mrs. Halla reminisces—one of the biggest for her was meeting John Halla, now B colonel in the Marine Corps, at-the London Naval Conference in 1933 and marrying him two years later. Today, with bJg international doings almost a dally event, things come too thick and fast for old correspondence methods, she says. Though an enthusiastic supporter of Mr. Hull's simplification policies which are being .continued by Mr. Stonevllle, Miss, March 3—United States scientists here are growing white cotton, green cotton and eight solutely no commercial vaiu*," Tha Russians have claimed two additional hues, rose and lemon. And Moscow radio lays cloth— 12,000 yards of it—was woven from colored lint last year. This year, Moscow adds, 700 tons will be grown from •which a million yardj of colored cloth will be produced. But th« U. S. scientists apparently have not hit on the Soviet technique and up to now, they sny, ^,, they have not obtained Soviet seed. %'•) Of colored lint fibers produced at 5?? the U. S. Cotton Field Statioti here Geneticist J. Winston Neely writes: "Any statement indicating that we anticipate their use in manufacturing unciyed, colored fabrics would be a misrepresentation of facts." But another report from th* field station discloses that: "These color- ed fibers have been made into yarn and woven Into fabrics by elderly ladles in sponsored organizations at Fnyetteviile, Ark., and Abbeville, La." ' , •-•••... Station scientists say that brown lint occurs In every known species of cotton. • . . Only American upland cotton, they say, produces green fibers which are bright colored when the bolls first open, but on exposure to ^ light gradually fade to K brownish {£ green. " - .. But other than for use ss "markers" In inheritance studies the geneticists" see little value in the colored cotton they grow. "Ths colored fibers are characterized by very low yields and very low lint percentages. The brown lints are very short and weak, and fabrics made from them are very mottled because of the variation in Intensity of the pigments," the station report snys. "The green-lint fibers have, however, bcfin marie into yarn that is as as the yarn ordinarily obtained from longer cottons. The instability of the green pigmentation would prevent the commercial use of green fibers as a means of obtaining natural-colored fabrics." Some paintings by the French impressionist Picasso are signed Pablo Ryuiz, the painter's real name. Picasso was his mother's maiden name. bcrland. and Elma Leydig, Hyndman, Pa. •"•'•.. = '•• : , , In the Revolutionary. War nnd Settled nertr rhf present Buckstown. Harmon ..Husband, : an English Qunkor. >ame ; from the Caroling tn 1T71 In search ot I.saac Cox, H boy- 5*e«r« Pr*HcHv« Know!- : *H« AbW PtMtral Mat- Hr* In Advance of Nwd. t jv,,, („ J 0 w ; t f, pri> . for tS. Mur», fvntrtl i.r. »eiiv«i «dvsnco con»ld«r». p«opl«. • eltor, prol«ctiv» ufidir- «f th* niV,tct by d;ic;i»t. >! ir with ui. AJ«nt« d.chloti ..'»«lp Jo brinj p«ie« of mind. 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