Cumberland Sunday Times from Cumberland, Maryland on October 15, 1944 · Page 10
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Cumberland Sunday Times from Cumberland, Maryland · Page 10

Cumberland, Maryland
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Sunday, October 15, 1944
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TEN SUNDAY TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1944 CarTs Scrapbook Old Hoslelries Recalled Were Good Advertisers Picusiml Vutley Inn Now Ha bee b Home Romantic Tomlmsous Unique Local History ^.... —-.... ,Br FSANK LEE CARL, .. ;... , .'. The wayfarer had little trouble in securing food and .shelter In this section a century ago. Inns and taverns were comparatively num-'j erous In and about Cumberland and what Is more they took to advertising more extensively than any other business. The proprietor of a hostelry, (jenerft!!}', seemed to be a top man in his community. elers, wagoners' and drovers. The place had lately been improved. The advertisement concludes: "N. B. The post office is kept* in the second door on Main street. In the same building. Office hours from 8 A. M., to 6 P. M., for the delivery of letters, etc. James P. Carlcton, postmaster." DINNER WITH "EVERY come together, was one of the oldest hostelrles an the road. Jesse Tomlinson kept the tavern before the National Read was made. When it was opened he built & new and finer house of stone and kept it for a long time. After him' "the hosts were Thomas Endsley, Thomas Thistle, James Sloddard, Jesse Muddleston, Thomas Pah-all, Lemuel . Cross, David Mahoney and George Layman. Jesse Tomlinson, ground about 1794, moved from Will's" Creek to Little Meadows and built the tavern which- he operated In connection with a farm. He died in 1840,, He was one of the most importnnt'and Influential men In the upper end of Aliegany county. He was a con- Copies of the Cumberland Advo- " ™ K « lv ''» "* V "J* .. ate, a "-weekly. In 1832 and 1B33.'|KIND OF BRINK' tOR SI dinner, 1832. It says that Jacob Pechtlg intends serving up a dlnnw . . , . In his usual good style, to whlcl the places advertised then re- wiu ^ QtJded every kjnd o , drmk cate. carry tavern advertisements that comaared with advertisements of other business establishments, and were really "newsy." It is of Interest,to know that one of mains with little change from original architecture. This is the Six Mile House. Baltimore turnpike, six miles eiist of Cumberland, now the home of Edward Hr.beeb. florist, who is keenly Interested in the history of the former caravansary. A visit .shows that • the interior arrangement has little changed and one ciin vision the old, happy days within the walls. The house was then known as Pleasant Valley Inn. William K. Newnam, advertises that he has removed from Cumberland and taken that large b'rlck house, six miles east on the turnpike, formerly occupied by Samuel Slicer. "The house is certainly one of the most delight- i'ul situations in the county," the advertisement reads, -'and Is furnished in the best style, every room being elegantly papered." We are told that the stabling is good with sufficient room to stable from 45 to 50 head of horses with a running fountain at the door. Drivers and wagoners are particularly invited to call, as the subscriber is determined to keep a constant supply of hay, onts and corn and will In a short time have good pasture for cattle. INCENDIARIES DESTROY BRIDGE NEAR TAVEKN About this time a bridge about a half-mile west of Newnam's tavern • on' the "Cumberland Turnpike Road," was destroyed by fire. An advertisement offering $50 reward for the arrest of the incendiaries Is signed by Jobn Davis, superintendent of Cumberland Turnpike Ronri. From appearance, Davis said, It is evident that nt least two persons were concerned in the "dla- ' bolical" net. As the mail and other stages frequently passed over the 1 bridge in the night, serious accl: dent or perhaps loss of life might have occurred by reason of the ; wanton mischief. 1 SERVANTS WERE ALL • OF SUPERIOR KIND : Another advertisement discloses that Snmuel Slicer, late proprietor of Pleasant Valley Inn, has taken possession of the large and commodious tavern on the corner of the public square, lately occupied by , William K. Newnnm (U would seem ' that Slicer and Newnam exchanged hastelries), and formerly by Walter Slicer. His table is furnished with '-. the best the market affords, his bar supplied with the choicest liquors i and his "servants are all of superior kind." The stables and sheds »re large and secure and he Is determined to keep on hand a large quantity of grain, so the advertisement reads. Wliliam Matthews, attorney at taw, who appears, from • his professional card references., to ' have come from Southern Maryland, had his office in Slicer's Hotel. A double column advertisement, then a rarity. Is inserted by the; '. Onion Hotel, Cumberland, by which; Jacob Fcchtlg Informs his friends i '. and the public that he has taken: that well-known tavern stand.! situated on the northwest corner of! the public square, formerly kept by j Messrs. Reeside, Scabright, Stod-1 i dart, and in 1828 by himself, and; ' latterly by John White, where he is. . well prepared to accommodate trav- ; fixpedinqa Mother's Friend helps bring ease and comfort to ' expectant mothers. M OTHER'S FRIEND, an exqulsltel y prt- pnrert emollient, is useful In all eondl- • ttons where a bland, mild anodyne nuu- • ssgo medium In sXIn lubrication Is cle- nlred. Ono condition In which women lor more than 70 ?ear» have used It Is an application for massaging the body during pregnancy ... it helps keep th» skin soft and pliable. .. thus avoiding unnecessary discomfort duo to dimness and ' tightness. It refreshes and tone« the skin. An Ideal matsano application for • the numb, tingling or burning sensations of thr skin... for the tired btck muscles or crump-like pains In the legs. Quickly absorbed. Delightful to use. Mother's Friend HfehlK praixed by u»rr*. ramr doctors «nd miri>r«. Jmt ««lc anr rfrUB»iit for Mother's frltmi—tha ikin lubricant. Try it tonirbt. The Union Hotel carries a special advertisement of the of July of the best order at a cost of $1. The Declaration of Independence will be read and an address delivered on the occasion. The American Hotel, Pratt street, Baltimore, Peacock and Rochester, proprietors, is among the advertisers In the Allegany Advocate, stressing that "private families can be accommodated with parlors to which chambers are attached, fitted to'this place where he opened » hotel In the house at present occupied by Joseph Snrlver. the cashier of the Cumberland Bank.'Attached to the south end of the house was a frame, weather-boarded buQqlng, painted red, which .was occupied by Mr. Black as a barroom. Several years ago Mr. Black retired to his beautiful private residence near the southern end of town. "We had at that day," the same writer says,- "but two taverns and no grog shop In the town. One of the taverns was kept by John Buskirk, in. the house lately occupied by Samuel Luman; the other was kept by Christian Krepps, on the opposite corner of the square, -where sldcrable slaveholder. Tomlinsonj"that excellent, pure, honest and had flve sons. Henry, the youngest, graduated at Washington (Pa..) Collesa and in 1828 became a' member of the Cumberland bar. He was married In Washington, Pa., but lived on his father's ampie estate most of his married life. He died in 1838 at the age of 38, the last of flve brothers, while on a -visit to his old college home. The Tomlinson family burial ground, at the foot slope of Meadow Mountain, marked by a shaft and in distinctive full view marble of the "Stone House," has attracted many visitors. It Is quite near the site of a small fort built by Washington on one of his campaigns to Port Pitt. The name of this powerful family in Garrett county exists only in memory. up in the best manner" and "seats W^DLORDS ™tCED TO can be procured in any of the stage lines that leave the city, at the bar of the American Hotel." David Ellis, who advertises Travelers' Rest, informs his friends rtnd the public generally that he has opened a house of "prjvate entertainment" at the noted stand some years ago occupied by Joseph Carter and lately by Frederick Naden- busch, on the main road leading from Winchester, Va to Old town ' 28 miles fvonv the former and 14 miles from the latter place. The route is decidedly the best leading to Springfield, the road "conveniently fitting the ferry at Cape Capon 1 .' A good supply of hay and grain was kept at all times. TOMLINSON'S PIONEERED AS TAVERN OPERATOR Tomlinson's Inn, 21 miles west of Cumberland, 39 miles from Unlontown, Pa., and 109 miles from Wheeling, W. Va., lately kept by William Reed, Esq., generally known by the name of 'Tomlinson's Stand," was taken over by Christ"! and Jonn Hillerd. The table, bar and stabling are "played up," especially the stabling "which is good and sufficiently large enough to contain from 60 to 70 horses." Good pasturage for cattle can be furnished. Tomlinson's, located at Little Meadows, where the National Pike and 'the old Braddock. Road SELL THEIR STAGE LINE In 1843. keepers of taverns along the line of the National Road put on a splendidly-equipped set of stages and horses and established the "Landlords' Line." Among the owners were John W. Weaver, Joseph DUley, Samuel Luman and William Wills. The Stockton. Good Intent and June Bug lines were already in operation. Still another between Hagerstc-wn and Wheeling by Peters Moore & Co., and was known as the Pioneer Line. The competition became so great that the June Bug line was driven off the road and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad upright man, Jona W. Magruder, now has his hardware store." HOTEL LOSS $5fl.OOO IN FIRE HERE, 1833 In the fire of April 14, 1833, among the property destroyed were three hotels with losses of $50,000 to the owners. This left but one hotel. By the close of the year_ 1837; the burnt entirely been rebuilt, the Cumberland Bank, the National Hotel and buildings on each side of the corner of Baltimore and Mechanic streets and several others farther up having been reconstructed. A large hotel'building was erected on the north side of Baltimore street where the St. Nicholas now stalnds, known as Slicer's Tavern, which was kept at this time by Joshua Johnson. The principal hotels in Cumberland in 1847 were the United States, later St. Nicholas, kept by A. Cowton; Barnum, kept by Bamum & Stephens; Virginia, "kept by Washington Evans, and National, kept by^ James Searlght and afterwards by James Black. QUEEN CITY HOLDS O.V TO ARCHITECTURAL GLORY The Queen City Hotel is one of the few larger "railroad" hotels remaining In the country. It may be the last of the larger ones and It stands out because of its architecture, the exterior remaining' un- Compnny entered into an agreement with the two old companies by which they were to have an advantage of 52 per passenger over the Landlords' Line. This created great excitement along the entire route and it was liberally discussed in the newspapers, until the railroad company took alarm and advised the old companies to buy out!,] the Landlords'. This was done and! the Stockton (National) and Goodi Intent were then left to all the honors and profits and accumu-- \ Intcd large sums of money in the; ten years following. A writer in the Cumberland Civilian, in 1857 says: "I think it »-as in the spring of 1824 or. '25- that: James Black removed from Oldtowii; changed since its erection in the early -seventies by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad .Company, The beautiful iron grill work of its spa- clous parches always attracts attention and: recalls New Orleans where mai\y buildings carry the old Iron decorative schemes. The Logan House at' Altoona, where President Lincoln had a conference with his war governors, razed sonie few years ago, was to Altoona what the Queen City was to ^Cumberland In those days. Cumberland will always have a unique place in hotel annal$. Two of Iks hostelries figured in one of the most daring exploits of th«- Civil War. It was on the night of February 21, 1865, when McNeill's Confederate Rangers, pounced on the city and removed two commanding generals of the Union army in this territory—B.: P. Kelley from his headquarters at the Barnum, now the Windsor Hotel, and George Crook from his headquarters at the Revere House, now occupied by the wholesale establishment of the Kenneweg Company. The front of this building is much the same as in war days. Presldent_James_Juch.-- , made a speech from Gen. Born Named Deputy Air Head Former West Point Football Star With 15th Air Arm in Italy i Rome, Oct. 14 (IP) —Appointment '• of Brig-. Gen; Charles P. Born, form r er West Point football star, as de^ puty commander of the -U. S.. 15tri Air Force, was Announced today by Maj. G«'n. Nathan P, Twining, Its commanding general. Born, whose home is at Dead wood, S. D., is • succee ded as operatkms officer, of the 15th Air Force by Col. Elmer J. Rogers, Qulncy, Mass., who has been deputy operations chief. Born was graduated from-West Ppint in 1928, after playing for three seasons as an end 1 on Army's football teams. He later was a member of the Academy's coaching staff ; for several years. As air operations officer at a Naval operational base in Trinidad, Its porch. The first Baltimore and Ohio depot was adjacent thereto. The Queen City, the Windsor, the Olympla and the Brunswick are the only hotels left In the city that hearken back to the olden days. Two landmarks were removed when the Arlington was torn down and the store of Sears, Roebuck & Co., erected on the site and the old Tremont on South Mechanic street razed, the Western Maryland Railway freight statical taking in the site. McMullenbrothers ..bought -the. old St: NicHblas "Hotel more than, forty years ago and remodeled It for a department store which for a period carried the name "St. Nicholas." This building is now occupied by the Murphy and Woolworth chain stores. Double riveting Is said to be from sixteen to twenty per cent stronger than single. Michigan, an Inland state, has a shoreline larger than any' : other state in the union. Make the most of Your Natural Beauty! Our expert beauticians are trained to make the most of YOUR, natural loveliness. Make an. appointment tomorrow for a complete autumn treatment. VIRGINIA LARRY BEAUTY SALON 135 South Liberty St. Phone 2615 Surrounding every operation In tHe filling of your doctor's prescription at any People* Drug Store, there it an impregnable wall of protection. Every safeguard known to pharmaceutical science ie employed. Even the possibility of human error hag been decreased through a system of checking and double checking. Only the finest quality drugs and pharmaceuticals are used. \ ' _ \ Because of the great volume of prescription. bugm««« done by our drug stores . . you are assured medications of maximum potency and freshness. When the ftitua- tion is serious enough to require a doctor's prescription, yon can rely on our Prescription BepsrUsssJs *a com* pound it for you. There is a Peoples Drug { Store Near You! PEOPLES SERVICE DRUG STORE PRESCRIPTION SERVICE 74 BALTIMORE STREET CUMBERLAND, MD. t^SCHRIVER'S 65 Baltimore Street and COMPLETE LINE FOR BOYS and GIRLS of ALL AGES Dolls - Games - Sporting Goods - Skis - Skates, etc Boric Acid Mixture Good For Sore Eyes Thousand! troubled with tired, Inflamed, burning. Itching or sticky eyes praise Lav- optlk, ft refreshing mixture ot boric acid and other beneficial Ingredients. Soothes granulated eyelids. Must satisfy or money refunded. 30 years success. Thousands praise It. Get Lavoplik today. At all drug stores.—Advertisement. British West Indies.!in the.summer Of 1943, he earned ,the Legion of Merit from the Navy for deT*k>p- ment of »ntl-6Uboiarlne tectuiiqutv The Army'later give "him an Oak; Leaf Cluster, to the award. •. AULS FLOWER SHOP PHONE 291 Flowers are wonderful now. Both inside and outdoor flowers ... How about a nice Bouquet for the Anniversary or Birthday? Means a lot to the iady, I know. If you wont real service, fine flowers, good taste, let us have your flower orders. PAUL'S FLOWER SHOP ACK BENNY in the 3rd Broadcast of his new serjes with MARY LIVINGSTON PHIL HARRIS ROCHESTER DON WILSON * LUCKY STRIKE WTBO THE G«AT MUNTIC I MCIFIC TEA CO EXTRA SAVINGS IN EVERY nr D . DTMENT MONDAY 7*a . . . i* fS59! Y«, AStP began with tea ... and A&P has specialized in fif»e tea ac a saving e»et since. As the nation's leading tea merchant today, we're proud indeed to ofier America's best tea vs!u»?l ' ' m. pk 0 . OUR OWN.. YFAIR .,. >. 1*9. 34e 31c 39c WHITE HOUSE MILK „„. 6 ± 51c BUTTER KERNEL CORN ™14c GREEN GIANT PEAS « 0 ,18c RED CHERRIES ro * nK ™23c IONA PEACHES W c. n 23c MELOBIT CHEESE-SPREAD 2 it 72c SUGAR ; TOOib.b^k$5.90 PRODUCE VALUES POTATOES POTATOES ONIONS SWEET POTATOES GRAPES LETTUCE . Pe « k 49c SIZE &G TOO Ib. 53.3™ «0£ $1.89 10£39c (u. 29c 2, k , 25c 2w,23c

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