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‘ Term for Traaelent Adrerttelni £.. * * One square, one insertion... 11 M Each subsequent insertion .6* eifrhtiinesor less constitutes sq mm A liberal deduction made for year If advertisements. Correspondence solicited " ' ’ W, R. BMIEY. *•“* tor the Mu*w * BarimrH otu River Springs, Ml. Reference* in St. Merf*s.-80 *attefl •in ir. THE LATEST Patterns In WALL PAPER 5c apiece; Gilt. 8c apiece. Window Shades, All Colors. 36*72, 25c, 39c and 750. 36*00, 60c, 60c and SI.OO 42x00, *1.26; 48*90, *1.60; 64*90, 12.00. Luca? Pain*., 120 a pound, Floor Stains, 43c a quart. Thomas & Messer Co. 1015 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Md. Forty Years Experience ' ’'• ■— - IF YOU WANTBEST LINES OF Fire, Life, Accident, Health, Workmen’s Compensation Insurance CALL ON J. Camillas Howard LEONARDTOWN, MD. 12-24-tf. ITtrice&oo. MECHANICBVILLK. MD. For Beat Quality and Latest Styles, Csll At Our | Millinery Department I YOU WILL BE SUITED ! I Wo handle the largest B and A| ah lina of CLOTHING A A 3HX J^rytsndl bJHub Shot m 9r i • ■ unci .V q o mokes at LOW PRICES. Buggies, Flour amV Sait Bought Car-Load Lots. GROCERIES! Trice’s Special High tirade Coffee at 36c. lb. High tirade Rio Coflee, 15c. lb. Trice’s Pin-Head T 'a, soils for 60c. in the city stores, at 60c, Wo buy right and are satisfied with a raaaonablo profit, thua our prieoa are n odorato. HIGHEST PRICES PAID FOR EGOS Special attrition to parcel post orders. l-7’-ls—ly. Established 1806, | FOR Quickest Sales, Highest Prices and Immediate Returns, Ship Your POULTRY, EGGS, LAMBS CALVES, CATTLE, PORK, WOOL AND HIDES TO WILLIAM BRAYSHAW ’ HIiCCKHHOH TO J. B. ABKLL, COMMISSION MERCHANT. 917-010 La. Av*.„ WASHINGTON, - - D. C. References: J. H. Abell, Leonardtown, Md. District National Bank, Washington, D. C. The Bank of Westmoreland, Colonial Beach, Va. The People's National Bank, Leesburg, Va. C ommerctal Agencies. 7 10-’l4-ly. Read Here ! Wanted—loo Farms Large and Small. Waterfronts and Interior, BY Feb. I, 1916 To supply customers from North, West and South due here on and after that time. We CAN SELL And ARE SELLING Them Howard & Freeman. Leonardtown A Great Mill*, Mdl 12-24-tf. - * ;• . _ Imb liiiJn ■— * m ■—i" ... mu . nn .eu, u.i.e. n.—m , 1 ik. ■ f dC F j ■ Mv ' v ,^ r \ S9|4l.**% welter li -I 'll gty ■ VJf ||jL. |R \ Bp I Jl| Hk * fl -w. Wm VOL. 77 LEONARDTOWN. MD., TMTSPAY. JANUARY .'go, 11. 47.5 u m. ■— - - _. ' 808— "* ' l ~"' ■'' :■ !' ' " --■—■■■ r —1 '" ' •' -' - a’"’ ■ I BUCKETS CAFE I | LIQUORS, $ I CIGARETTES, ] | Near Atlantic Hotel, ?! | Washington, | . i> c. f 11-4-6 m. | SoW >th ST, and PENNA. AVE. N. W, WASHINGTON, D. C. es asss THIS HOTEL i. in the heart of ihe buaineai taction of Washington; the most j ideal place in the city to j *top. You will meet here all of your Southern Mary -1 land friend*. St. Mary’s County Head quarters. ATLANTIC HOTEL 6th St. and Itenna., Ave. N. W WASHINGTON. D. C, |2-IN_'lS DREYFOSS BROS. sit r*. ave., n. w., Washington, D. C. OUTFITTERS TO St. Mary’s Good j Dressers Near Atlantic Hotel. 11-4-6rn. HALL M\ STftß|p : WHERE W HOTEL SAINT MARY'S Leonardtown, Md. Horn ST. Mary’s Is new building equipped with , gas. steam heat, hot and cold ( water, well furnished rooms. ■ with telephones and splendid service. Since the first of Njvcmbei the establishment has been under the management of W A. Fenwick, who for the past 12 years has made such a success of the “Donald” in ► Washington. * The meals are excellent 5 and service is prompt and i courteous. I The management caters I to the county patronage. There is a grill room and the Bar is unexcelled. ( / All In all Hotel St. Mary's is ■ the most completely equipped hostelry In Southern Mary land. i You can always be ac ’ commodated. Rates moderate. Will Fmilcl,| P „„, ' JL-M __— 3=3=.-..rsaaa I! EVERYTHING FOR BUILDING EXCEPT THE HARDWARE r The proper time to invest your money L la when you can get the greatest value jr for each dollar spent. I This means that If you are not taking advantage of the present conditions to build and Improve you are missing an I opportunity, 111 * - . .. -A mjt When buying Lumber and Mill Work you should always remember that we can give splendid values in both Ihe higher i and lower priced grades. We rarely ever lose an order If the buy er will examine our grades when consider ing our prices. W. A. SMOOT & CO„ Inc. I | ALEXANDRIA. VIRGINIA. | GREAT GLOTHIH6 SUE! Melt’s, Boys’ and Children s Clothing, MEN’S SUITS, VALUE #umw FOR *4.76 “ 19.60, “ . BOVS’ SUITS, VALUE #9.60 FOR tl.lfl “ f? “ 3.60 ** 1.76 Special Prices on Men’s Pants. MEN'S PANTS, VALUE *9.00 FOR |.to *’ “ “ 9.60 ** I.SA " ** “ 800 “ 1.73 AND Or’ Special in Boys’ Knee Pants. BOYS' PANTS. VALUE IMK-. FOR nr. “ “ 7flt. " 31k-. “ “ “ 1.00 “ sue. AND UP. Great Reduction in Shoes. Don’t fail to com#, a* tin* *l# i only for rhori lime, in <>rjr to make room for tpriog u k. ... ; V- -Stptesda* iwiutoiUi.4 SEMMES MOTOR LINE Service Started July I, 1913. D ili. Y AND SUNDA Y. Leonardtown and Intermediate Points to Washington AND RETURN SAME DA Y. Leave Leonerdtown 6 A.M. Arrive Washington 10 A. M Leave Washington CPw Arrive Leonardtown 8130 P N VIA Leonardtown lAtvevillc Morgan** Meclntnicxvilli New Market t'lmriott.. Hull iiii£titvi||i) Brvantown | Beantown Waldorf T. 11. Surrttvillo 5 Clinton Redd’* Corner Canifi Sprinir* Silver Hill ■ Round Trip Fare _ [FAIRBANKS VICTOR MARINE ENGINES For Gasolene Only, or Combination Gaxolene * Kerosene ami Buill in Magneto Single and Double Cylinder—Make and Break Ignition. I T Victor IJL \nd you use the best—will gel more value or your money with the minimum expense ' Dune buy a marine engine until you see II mr latest model NIC IOR and gel our < Stationery Engines. I 1-2 to 60-Hone Power '| Complete Electric Light Plants, -K- ’ 1 The Fairbanks Company , Fairbanks Scales. ,IGHT A LOMBARD STS., BALTIMORE, MO. nvMTsj t *!• P- Greenwell Implement Co„ Leonardlown*ltl. , ( Matlhcws-Howard Implement Co . La Plata, fd. . Begin the New Year Right. Sed your ; subscription in now. and > u ad f® § | From I | Bondage | | ISOBEL MUIR RANDALL (Copyright. tut, by W. O. Chapman,) No one had evsr come after Unn More—that la, la the way of a lover, She bad never thought much about herself. for her life waa a buay one. Those who knew her and esteemed her, however, marveled at the vil lage awalaa who picked out all aorta and conditions of girls, passing over tb<i Jewel of the flock, la their esti mation. Una was an orphan and tor two years bad been housekeeper for the Wendells, husband and wife, rich, but parsimonious, old, crabbed, exacting They valued her. but they pinned her down to an irksome servitude Mrs. Wendell was on invalid, and the ebeer kindness of Una s heart Im pelled her to be quite s daughter to the ailing capricious old woman out of a pure sens* of duty It was the social side of affairs (hat dopreaaed Una. She had been used to company, entertainments, sleighs and skating in tbs wintertime, tennis and boating in their season When her father died she bad to give up all these out of sheer usees slty Mr Prince bad left next to nothing and Una wen: to the city and found a position as typut In s stuffy crowded Util* office. It took s year to dries the velvet bloom from her cheek end the vivac ity of a naturally Joyous nature from her eyas Hhe had a sick spell and her physician ordered her back to the pure air sod unclouded sunshine of Brookvtlle Then the opportunity with the Wan- The Men Wee fliers* Looking della came her way She was In the kitchen of their home now. preparing a cake ffhe bummed * pretty cheer ful tune aa she went about bar la bora. Then a burnt or gtrllah laughter from the next yard cauaed her Up in quiver slightly and her fair brow clouded The residence beyond th next dividing hedge was occupied by s wealthy .young widow, a Mrs Mai loryf who bad rented It for a summer home. She bad Invited numberless friends from the city and the eaten else garden was a constant scene f brightness and gaysty. Mrs Mallory had always nodded pleasantly across the hedge to her pretty neighbor and only a week previous bad tavitsd Una over to a lawn party to mevl her friends Una was delighted She was tilled with Joyous anticipations of the good lime expected. She had donned her daintiest dress the afternoon of tbs function, whan Mrs. Wendell was soiled with one of her habitual bye terlval (Its and she was forced to gtvs op the party "Oh, well, perhaps I am getting too fgr on the shady side of girlhood lo Join In with those young sweet crea tures," poor Una tried to cheat her ■olf Into battering—she had not the vanity th realise her own rare beauty and grace. "A dash of nutmeg end I’m through with the cake.” announced Van a min nle later, She reached up to the cabinet over the kitchen table and took down a Jar. It held the nutmegs but some sticky sugar grains prevented them, from shaking out. Una squeezed her shapely hand through the open top to loosen them. "Ob, doer!” she cried, "now I've done It I can neither gel my hand further down nor out ” The mouth or the Jar was fitted to her wrist like a boxing glove. She wae dtsmayadly deciding that to be released she must break the Jar, when she turned tike a shot. Hey. there, my pretty!” a gruff voice halted her and the shadow of a tramplsh intruder fell across the floor Una stood petrified The man was fierce looking, the vicious gleam of bis eyes a menace. He held a small lacquered and Inlaid box In bis hand Be thrust beck Its lid. drew from It e ■mall lady's Jeweled watch and said hurriedly: ' "Give me y dollar for (hat, young lady, and It’s youw." $ At a glance Una realised that the man must be a thief, for the little watch was brilliantly set with die .moods. "No,” she said. " I can give you no money." Too Much. Mrs. Metliusaleh sighed wearily. "That’s the four-hundred-anddhlr teenth cook that, has left us In the last six hundred years," she protest ed. "Thla servant question ta getting on my nerves." Ton'll have to, or i y silt that prat I ty white throat of your*!’ hissed the | man warnlngly. Aha! there's■ purse!” 1 he shouted, as be mads out a small I pocket book lying on the shelf of th* | dresser. He snapped the lacquered box doss | shut and placed It on the sink extsn ; slon, starting for the purse. "I’ve got to gat out of town quick— I I've got to have money!” ha taut ! tared. Crash! There was only one thing to do. for | the Intruder made a movement to ■else Una and thrust her out of bis peth. And Un* did dint on* forceful, decisive thing. She swung around her hand imprisoned In the nutmeg Jar. It landed on the bead of the In truder with such strong force that it not only drove the man reeling, but broke into n hundred pieces nnd sent the blood spurting from n dozen cuts In his face Una uttered s terrified scream at the sight of the man lying Ilk* a lump of clay at her feet. Then she glanced at her hand na a sharp patn shot through It and a warm, trlekly sensa tion accompanied It. She wavered, fain* and shocked, as she noticed that a place of the flying glass had cut a long, deep gash In her wrist Mr. and Mrs, Wendell were sway from th* house. She was alone, she feared the man might recover. She mechanical ly snatched up the lacquered box and started towards the open doorway "Did you cry for helpf wa* naked, as she ran aqnarcly into the amt of s voting man. Why' What Is thla?" he exclaimed, a* be noticed the pros trate man. ’’Too are hurt—your band Is bleeding dreadfully'” ’’He is a thief. I fear.” began Unn weakly He tried to rob me and I struck him. sad-" Why. you are nearly fainting,’’ ■poke this new visitor solicitously I know who you are- Miss Prince. My sister Mrs Mallory, next door, spoke of you I Just arrived and heard the scream Oo over there at once," and the thoughtful young fel low whipped a towel from a near hook, wrapped H around her baud and gently lad her down tbs Mops. I must secure (his ruffian before he wakes up ” Van struggled through the hedge, hut the wa* swaying unsteadily aa she reached a rustic bench and tank to it. to he surrounded by heir a do tea of the startled guests of Mrs Mal lory. Why. what Is this" spake the let ter. as the noticed the toweled band, but U.ia bad fainted away before the could explain Hhe awoke to find her wounded hand neatly bandaged end herself lyblg upon a conch of th# Mallory home. The kindly widow was fanning her. whilo her brother was standing near by. looking exceedingly solicitous ~jMfou dear, sweet girl! cried the %• MaUor*, a*. Una opened her *s. "I>J you know what you have done? —sovad all my Jewels, which that dreadful thief bad stolen Just before be tried to force you to euppiy the money to lake them out of town with him ‘ The next day Unas injured band prevented her doing any work Karl# Henderson cam# over to inquire a* to her health Ills hands were strong an well, so be held lbs hook she had brought to the shady tree bench end mat'. her. And ao lor a week be contributed bis company and devotion*. The day the Injured band was released from bondage he kissed it, snd the next day he selected one of the ellm pretty fingery to lit on an engagement ring. DEFIED PASSAGE OF TIME Wrought Iron Spur. Many Team Under Ground, Almost aa Good as New Whan Clsansd. An iron spur was found on the hattle fleld of Brandywine, Pa,. and recently presented to Independence Hat! mu seum by J. K Picking of Philadelphia, on whose father’s (arm It was plowed up When Aral discovered It was at tached to a long cavalryman’s boot, which immediately fell to pieces when handled, leaving the spur, greatly rust ed and corroded, but Intact Whan cleaned it appeared almost as good as ever, although It bad lain In the ground since the battle of Brandywine, September 11, 1777. It ta now used to Illustrate history lectures to the public school children in Independence ball by Superintend ent Carpenter, who declares that ’chil dren are fine scouts when It comes lo discovering thing*." A steel manufacturer from Chicago happened to be present wben It was displayed, and upon examining It de clared (hat It waa made of wrought Iron and that It waa much superior to the wrought Iron of today, which. If burled an equally long period In the ground, would probably be rusted and corroded entirely away. We are try ing (o discover," said he, “the secret of old-time Iron that waa immune to dustruct on by rust." ■' ■■...■ —i.-,-.aa, ‘•V- JJ ' ■ ’.filter’* Remarkable Dream. A well-known Kugllsh writer was killing up late writing something he much wished to finish. Suddenly some one came into the room and an nounced that be waa called to go to Manchester. He went out and packed hi* bag. and went to the city, where be stayed several day* and taw In numerable people. He returned lu due course and transacted a lot or business in town, and actually com traded (or and started o new book. Yet wben he woke with a start and found It was all a dream, the Ink of the last word be had written waa not dry. Hi* Good Wishes. Harry’s grandpa was sick and Harr? wont with hi* mother to see lilts. They remained (or a little while, and on leaving Harry walked over to th# bed and shaking hands, said; "Well, good by. grandpa. I certainty hope you don! die t Skirting BHEED FOR THE FARM FLOCK Farmer Must Suit HlmMlf and Market Condition* In Selecting Variety— •Mecard the Scrub. As with most of our domestic sol mats, there ia absolutely no best breed of hens; if there was there would soon bo only that one breed left, while now one hardly dares say how many good breeds there are without Unit consulting the very latest issue of the Standard of Perfection. Then suit yourself and your mar ket conditions in selecting your breed, but select some one breed and “•tick to if until yuU hate the best flock of that breed in the county or state. The color of the shell of the egg has much to do with the market demand for It 3an Francisco demands Fine Type for Farm. a I tear white egg. while boston wants a neb brown color; and the interme diate eltlea, ail the way acroas, may. la away. take almost any color; but most city retailers And It to. their advantage to separate the colors to suit individual customers. but never, ao nevsr, tool sway very much lime with ' scrub*' or mongrel stock on the farm, and don't try to beep too many breads or you may soon have a lot of mongrels yourself. Even on the regular poultry ranch where many breeds are kept, strange ‘'miseries' sometimes happen in some most unexplainable way. It Is often claimed that mt*e„ breeds or "scrubs'' lay better than purebred* but a careful Investigation win generally prove that the/ feed, care, and'perhaps the age of Hint birds, has more to do with tbe egg product than the simple fact that they are cross-bred but while different markets demand different colored eggs there le no mar ket on Ibis continent. at least, that demands a dirty or stained egg. or an egg that has been under a broody ben tor a'night or two, or one that bas been out tn the sun for several days Osd>ei dally at least and ship at UisM Weekly p.i/n-m DAIRYMEN VERSUS THE DAIF.Y Man le Chief Factor tn Production o' Clean Milk. According to Modlcnt £ aporimantora. A number of American medical as pects and experimenters tn hygiene made a study to determine the moet Important factor tn the production of clean milk- th dairy or the dairyman - and have com* to the con ituston that tbe dairyman is the ctlel factor nd the dairy of secondary Importance. The dean dairyman may be trans ported from dairy to dairy and can make clean milk wherever he goes. It te said (bat If all the nonessentlals or matters of secondary Importance are eliminated the factor* which even alone are sufficient to produce under the conditions found In ordinary dalrlse a milk so clean that It will have with great regularity a Bacterial count less than 10.000 bacteria par cubic centimeter are a follows: Milking with dry bands into covered milking palls, the proper washing and start) I ration of milking palls and milk cana. cooling tbe milk by placing the cans In tanks of cold water or lee wa ter. regular laboratory testing of the milk for bacteria, and payments based on Ibe laboratory taate, ASHES 6000 AS FERTILIZER They Net Only Contain Potash and Phosphoric Acid, but Also Magnesia and Lime. The farmer who burns wood (or healing and cooking should carefully store the ashes end not permit them to leech, as they have a peculiar (er tillxing value. They not only contain potash and phosphoric acid In appre ciable amounts, but also contain mag nesia and lime, and when applied to the land they also act Indirectly to Increase the available nitrogen con tent of organic matter tn the soli. Ordinary house ashes contain on the average about eight or nine per cout of potash and two per cent ot phosphoric acid, investigators have considered that there Is enough pot ash und phosphoric add In a oushet of ashes to make it worth 20 or 25 cents. Besides that, some to or IS cents additional might be allowed for tlie “alkali power" of the ashes. This power is that which enables ashes to rot weeds and to ferment peat. The potash content of ashes wilt be lost It they are permitted to leach, and care should be taken to store them in a dry place Dormant Spraying. The “dormant spraying” which de stroys the bark seal* and the eggs of Injurious Insects, la the most Impor tant spraying of the year. In the judg ment of some orchardmts ~ —v Possibly tha Reason. Brown-—‘Stout people, they aay. are rarely guilty of meanness or crime.' Jones—" Well; you see, it’s so difficult (or them tc utu.p to anything tow."- fltray Siwtes, -ww~ l .nT-- 111 ., 4J j Looking ft* Future. sssssism JOB PRINTIIIOi I BILL HJCAUB I.JCTXiJB HTATBMKMTB j HNVICLOPICS HUBJNKBH cl HANDBILL* I INMTAXIOJfB VpuGjj CIROULAK* | POHI'KKS LEGAL 111, AN ItJ 1— V 1 CITY PRICES I AUTHOR NOT WISELY QUifl Book May Have Deplorable Effeol Humanity, In the Possible Passll of the Fet Man, v I I An American author who has a a name (or himself in American lal threaten a to nullify his good wotl standing sponsor for a volume entl ‘‘Eat and Grow Thin.’’ In this 1 he liberalises to the proportloJ an epicurean dream the food J person may Indulge In and yeti bla “too. too, solid flesh." Flat tol there are, of course, no fat won who have adopted the genii Thompson regimen assert that I are steadily decreasing in avolrdl and yet are enjoying bountiful repl It Is to weep I Tbe tat man la tbe dgMOtikofl world. This ia unlversa% CsemcJ The fat man is a philosopher, deal what Shakespeare makes Caesar I by inference, in bis expressed del to have about him “fat. sleek-heal men," complaining that tha lean j hungry Cassius “thinks too much." j fat man exudes a Joyous, unctuous I tlmism that Inspires and cheers about him He thinks, however, f bs would prefer to bo thin, not r lug the origin of bis blessings, j only thing that has prevented hUj coming thin la tbe fact that menu terns of diet require a sort of spa tlon - and bis provender is more V to him than a sylph like form. But now tbs* he may eat lumr ly and grow thin he U likely to d< the society that has profited by beneficent spirit and become ski unimpressive and pessimistic 1 In time of stress and trial thin, tied people will have no billowy si der upon which to weep, no losopber to encourage, sustain soothe, in time of trouble a friend Is in the shadow of a great I In a weary land. He la a fort against tbe sttngs and arrows of rageous fortune—though Falstaff, and scant ot breath, strangely fail* take advantage of his obesity. One tremble* to think what world will be When tbe fat man comes extlnftL Tel the facts mus faced In all Tulr horrors. When fat man has tkiwu lean this wll a waste and desert world, given < to bony cynics who will howl tn high places and preach the gospi despair Therefore, tbe rash an Is entreated to take 'its baleful I off the market - Chicago News < Electric Furnace Proves See An electric furnace for tbe treatment of steel used tn autom construction has been introduced method of producing uniform, de able beat that is so urgently * by automobile manufactaynwlT novel in electric furnace practlq though it* principle ia comparah tbai of the well-known Nemst 1 Both the door and tha domelike - material which is ducting at ordinary temperatures atari the furnace, a current is j through a bed of coke laid on tts On being sufficiently heated the 1) becomes a conductor and In turn h< the walls and top, rendering tt conductive, until finally the entire nace becomes Incandescent. It stated by those who have tried furnace that its use in the heat tr meat of automobile part* promise! be extensive In the future. Oven for Testing Shrapnel/ To facilitate the testing of sbmfl there has been devised a thermo! icaily -controlled electric oven whlcl now in use in one ot tha governu arsenals In Pennsylvania. In the t Ing of shrapnel shells It Is access that a temperature of 120 degr Fahr be maintained continuously a period of 24 bouts In tbe new e trie furnece the control ot tempers! la secured by moans of n thermoi which break* the heating circuit wl the temperature exceeds the limit and again makes It when the tern; store has bean lowered to the rcqul degree. Arcing across the cont points has been reduced to a minim by means of a condenser shun across (hem It Is claimed that temperature of tbe oven tn a cent) ous test of 24 hours did not vary m thsn one degre*. Weil-Divided Wealth. . i ia few countries la wcblth-fl evenly distributed than In F,,l whose people are now pouring LI savings Into the war loon. Mattel are rightly considered to huvdj qulred a certain degree of ciuffi when they own the bouse tbe? and M. de Fovllle, In “l/Habltation France," tell* us that (ft per cent the rural population of the repot live In their own bouses, whilst In < tain districts over 50 per cent are U house J. Small wonder that our oil are the best taxpayers to the world summons for rates and tAXos l%Fr*i being almost unknown. — Lorn. Chronicle. Fowls Haunt Him Thlrty-Ftvq y*j A votiecipnue-atricken citizen of F eat Dunham Wilson Millville, aged ninety-me years, by closing in a letter ef t bill. The n< accompanying the bill stated t! about thirty-five years ago. when T son lived at Forest Grove, twp gjf chickens strayed to tbe writer’s p| eny and be confiscated them, j writer said that he had bad no of mind (or a number of years ! that he now wanted to ease hi# e science by making due restitution The note was not signed, and Wjl( does not recall the incident urn J the Chickens. —Millville (N JT I patch Philadelphia Record*.#.. ' ' 'iwm The great gu&ln/mlrke of a life are indeed tow and simple; to our duty, to avoid useless sorrow | Kin* rtf ? . U idw.—w. i vftcKy. Mil. Sy;nga, i lis iss* ibsMsfl is" its ! wa y a *• ah*errd Mra