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If COUNTY NEWS. Localvise and Otherwise. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Only three more days for shop ping before Christmas. The Public schools of the coun ty will close for the holidays on Friday, December 22n<J. Miss Nellie Fenwick, of Hotel Bt. Mary’s, who has been on a brief visit to relatives in Washington, has returned. Mrs. Giles F. Dyer, of Beauvue, who has been visiting friends and relatives in Washington and Balti more, has returned. Invitations have been issued for the annual Christmas Dance, which will be held at Hotel St. Mary’s on Friday, December 20th. Enthusiasts of the sport of sleighing have been afforded an unusual opportunity for the enjoy ment of thier favorite pastime. The merry jingle of the sleigh bells attests the pleasure of numerous lovers of the s|M>rt. Hume fine sport has resulted from the recent snows. The basket ball game between the Leonard Hall and Charlotte Hall teams scheduled for Monday last was canceled on account of the in clement weather. From indications observed at the local post office, one is forced to admit that the parcel post system is a departure for which county folk should be duly greatful. The young folk of LeonafTliown have enjoyed the snow immensely. Large parties have lieen observed coasting on the Town Hill every day since the first snow tall. A Requiem Mass was celebrated at Bt. Aloysius Church, Leonard town, for the repose of the soul of the late Fr. Gorman, assistant pas tor at Leonardtown, on Tuesday morning last. According to a time-honored custom, we will not publish the last issue of the year, and lake this occassion to wish our readers a Merry Christmas ami a Happy and Prosperous New Year. Mr. Henry Loker, of Leonard town, who is representing the Aus tin-Nichols Company, of New York, is spending the holidays with his family. His many friends arc de lighted to have him among those present for the yuletide. In this issue we announce a number of entertainments for the holidays that give promise of more thgit excellence at** which should because ot their high charcter and the good the receipts from them accomplish Capt. John T. Barclay, of the Baltimore Pilots’ Association, has donated an outside stretcher and bed side table to Bt. Mary's Hospi tal in memory of bis neice, Isabel) King. Capt. Barclay is a brother of Mrs. 8. G. King, of Leonardtown. The lecture on the great poem of Edgar Allen Poe, “The Raven” at St. Mary’s Academy on Sunday evening last, was well attended am) greatly enjoytd by patrons of the popular lecture course that is con ducted under the auspices of the Academy. Despite the heavy snow and arduousness of the undertaking, lie it said to the honor of the Semroe* Motor Lino and the mail service auto between Leonardtown and Washington, the regular trips were made without a hitch and nearly on schedule. Mr. O’Neil Sevier, a profes sional writer on the subject of the thorough-bred, has kindly contribut ed an article that it were well for our stock farmers to read carefully. It appears in this issue. Mr. Sevier is considered one of the most ein in incut authorities on this subject in the United States. A fire, which originated in a room in Hotel Lawrence. Leonard town, on Wednesday evening of last week, administered a grave scare to our citizens. While it was soon extinguished and no great damage resulted, it serves as another reminder that it were well not to procrastinate longer in securing some more adequate means for pro tection than at present prevails. A moye is on foot to secure an up to-date machine for fire protection, that is hoped will fill the bill. The Christmas spirit is in the air and it is dotbtful if there is a town in the State that has made more elaborate, preparations for the holiday than our own. The merch ants have responded to the feeling of buoyancy that the season creates and they have loaded the shelves and tables and even the floor i.paoe of their stores with everything that the season demands. They have bought heavily of holiday goods and everyone o' the establishments are ▼ertible expositions of things that are beautiful. Chnstou* t St. Aloynus. There will be midnight Mass, a High Mass, proceeded by a procession of angels and shepherds to the Crib of Bethlehem. The parish choir will sing at this Mass selections from the Masses of St. Edward, St. Hubert and Rosewig in F, The children’s Mass will be at 7:30 a. m. with singing by the Angels Sodality Choir. A third Mass will follow at 8:30 and the last Mass at 10:30 with music by a select choir and Benediction in conclusion The Sunday School Entertainment and Christmas Tree will be at 3 p. m, Thursday, December 28th in the Acade my Hall. The Sanctuary Boys will have thier Christmas banquet the same evening at the Rectory. New* From the Seventh- Miss Agnes Harden, of Washington, D. C., and Mr. Richard Cody Wood burn, of SL Mary’s county, were mar ried at St. Dominick's Church, Wash ington, D. C., last Wednesday at 3 o'clock p. m. After the cermony they motored to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Briscoe Woodburn. where a reception was tendered the happy couple. Our congratulations. Dr Criswell, 72 years old, formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., died at River Springs Sunday morning. Dr. Cris well was salesman for the Oeo. H. Rundle Co., Piqua, Ohio, makers of patent medicine, and traveled very cnletisively. He was well and favor ably known in this and Charles coun ty. May he rest in peace! Mr. Johnny Bowles, of Maddox, who purchased Duke Hearts, has mov ed down and taken charge of same. Mr. Russell Outline has moved to Colton’s Point; Mr. ./. A Cullins has moved to Foster’s Nock and Mr. Ber nard Graves has moved to Bluffer's Cove. Mr. and Mrs, Adam T. Wiblc, ac companied by their son, Alan, spent the early part of the week with rela tives and friends in Washington, D. C. Mrs. S. B. Mattingly and daughter, Miss Lillian, have returned from Washington, D. C., after an extended visit to Mrs. Jane A. Shoemaker and daughter, Nellie. Miss Nellie Shoemaker, who was so badly injured in an auto accident at BeHvlllo last fail, Is rapidly recover ing, and wo are plorsod to inform her many friends in Ht. Mary’s that she Is able to be out and about again. Messrs. John Raley, John Long, C. M. Owens, George Goodwin and Hay den Graves, all of this section, spent sometime visiting friends and rela tives m the Capitol City last week. Mr. W. W. Biaekistone, our popu lar merchant of Biacklston, Md., re turned home Monday night from a business trip to Washington, 0. C. Snow fell heavily Friday and sleigh ing was line Saturday and Sunday Lots of sleighing Sunday, and as that was our day off you l-t wo enjoyed it. Yon may !*■ sure that a man is very busy when he has been so busy that he lias had no time to tnli folks how busy he has heat —(We, Us A Co ) Herbert Bros. A Wiblc. You can bear their anvil ringing when the sun begins to rise; you can hear it still a ringlng when It leaves the wetcm skies. 1 wish you all. both far and near, \ Merry ( hristmas and a Prosperous New Year; And may the BracON, good and true, Find a welcome with each one of you: For I know it will always find t\ delightful welcome in this home of mine. C A URIEL. Uceth of Rev. Jes A. Gorman. S. J. When the sad news that Fattier Gorman was dead, dashed over the wires last Thursday night, his many friends in Leonardtown, St. John's parish, and throughout the county, could hardly believe it. They knew be was til, but only a week twifore he had been apparently a* active and vigorous as ever; how could one who looked so robust come so quickly to the portal of death ? Hut he was not strong, though bis appearance was such as to make most people think so; he was not well, nor had ho lesm well for months, perhaps years - but he had the art of hiding his own Ills and troubles while being such a roaster in soothing and healing the troubles and sorrows of others. At Georgetown Hospital, whither he was taken Dec. 8 by the advice of his physicians here, they decided almost immediately that a surgical operation alone could relieve his malady; but In his exhausted condition after years of extraordinary latxir and activity he never could have survived an ojiera tion. Doctors Vaughan and Gwynn had charge of his ease, and they said it was * great pity to see such a life ehh ami wane with no natural remedy available to save it. On the other hand, those who attended him all through those sad days declared that his cheerfulness grew at every moment. Ho felt that now at last it was Hunsel and evening star. And one clear call for roe' His mirth, therefore, took on the char acter of happy expectation. Just one little tinge of regret—that 1m could not longer work for his Lord and Master rind Imi of help to those in need; but his predominant emotion was joy and peace. He confided to one, that ho did not know It would bo so sweet to die; to another, that tie would surely be happy when ho could see God’s Bless ed Mother, too In heaven: others he exhorted to do all the good they pos sibly could fop the time was short and it was worth the while. Home of these favored witnesses of his passing declared that in all the experience of nearly thirty years at the side of the dying, they had never seen a death like Father Gorman's. Surely his own lifelong devotion to the sick and suffering was now reward ed by Him Who sees all and Who takes as done to Himself the least kindness that is shown to His own af fliction. Father Gorman’s brethren in the priesthood and the faithful to whom he rainistered-for example, in St. John’s Parish for the last three laborious years could tell much about his self-sacrificing love for the sick and dying; but onlv God knew what it cost him, and the suffering and hardships of that life which he was so careful to concool from others. As the end drew near, the light seem ed to grow and those who helped him by any little kindness were rewarded by bis well-known word of gratitude: “God love you!” This Imperfect sketch wiil gain much by the following lines, which were among his favorite ones and which-have a deep meaning now that thov never had before : The busy world goes on and on, I cannot hoed it now; Thy sacred hand Is laid upon My aching, throbbing brow. Life's toil will soon be past, and then, From all its sorrows free, How sweet to think that I shall spend • Eternity with Thee, dear Lord, Eternity with Thee! ' "" Ur ** **" - Just received a car load of Grain , Drills. See the Leonardtown Imple ment Co., for low prices. 0-7 -■- r - ■ Mews From Oak Grove. , Mr. and Mr*. T. W. Bean, of White - Marsh, are visiting friends and rela tives in Baltimore. ’ The many friends of Mrs. J ames T. ’ Combs, who has been 111, are glad to ' learn of her convalescence. , Messrs. Clinton and Francis Bean, ■ of Ht. Inlgoes, spent a few days with their sister, Mrs. R. E. Bran, of “Si lent Rest,” recently. The patrons of Oak Grove Hohool . have greatly improved tho play grounds by donating several loads of [ gravel. ’ Mr. George Combs, who has been on ’ a brief ducking exposition In the ■ Medley's Neck section, has returned, well rewarded for his trip. Miss Myrtle Bennett, teacher of the ■ Oak Grove School, spent the week-end In Baltimore and Washington. > Sixth Grade, O. O. S. i , Cough Medicine (or Children. Mrs. Hugh Cook, Scottsvllle, N. Y., says: About five years ago when we ’ wore living in Oarbutt, N. Y., I doc -1 lorcd two of ray children suffering from colds with Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and found it just as represent ed in every way. It promptly checked i their coughing and cured their colds 1 quicker Ilian anything 1 ever used." I (Ihtalnable everywhere, adv. Ccdsr Point Literary A Debating Society. The beautiful evening of the Nth drew a large crowd to the Community Hall. (Jtber than the debate, chiefly music filled the night. Mr*. Fenwick sang in her rich, sweet notes her song and encore. Mrs. Moore played the ac companiment. Having been solicited to aid on the entertaining committee, Mrs. Alexander kindly gave as her recitation, “They All Love Jack.” This, when encored, w=* followed by an Instrumental sketch. “Schubert's Military March" was played by Mrs. Moore and Miss Craddock, and near the program’s finals Miss Craddock gave an Instrumental solo. In a rather healed debate. Captain Milos and Mr. Adams argued: Re solved, That the Action of Woodrow Wilson with Regard to the Threatened Railroad Strike was for the Best In terests of the Untied HUles. The jud ges, Mesdames Craddock, Htevens and Chambers, decided favoring the last named gentleman. 'The next meeting will be bold Wed nesday, December 27th. Door* open ni’ .Sip. m. The public will find the evening well worth the 2f> cents ex pend ed. Neigbhaeiiaen. This is the best possession a rural community can have, and tills is a most opportune time to think and make use of U. We must live with each other In tilts good old world and whatever make* living easier. e should take advantage of friendliness Co-operation, the get-together spirit in every aspect of life. Thene are lieMcr than wealth. indeed they mean 1 wealth, a* they invite the best class to settle and add their share of service to 1 the country upbuilding. 1 You cannot organize a helpful as sociation of any kind among people 1 who are zealous, suspicious, antagon istic and always pulling apart through selfishness. One often bears the prophecy that the farmers will awaken and cultivate a community spirit. Won’t it be easy going then when the farmers all pull together ¥ Some times the lank of oelghborliness dn -1 )mod* upon 100 much snobbish pros perity, which means selfishness and lack of sympathy. Such a coramunilv Is getting poorer every day and sooner or later will pay the penalty. 1 Money need not break up a rural nelghlKirhood. There are many places 1 where the richest folks are the most 1 neighborly, the readiest to help. 1 The jKior mao is often the discor dant spirit. The man with the grouch Is often tho greatest difficulty In com munity uplift. In fact, (he trouble ' maker I* found everywhere; his influ ence spreads like a disease in a neigh borhood, crustng discontent among all classes. Ho Is really a community disease and should be doted with com munity spirit until lie gets ashamed of , himself. Nelghborllnes* Is not a matter of t money. Discord often comes in old ! communities where cliques and elans | have been established, a few families monopolizing social life. They drift | Into a close circle with shut doors that chill the ambitions of the rising gene ration. It la said that the South has many such dry-rotting places. The ! remedy it the spirit of good will in stilled In our hearts. We must think j of what we can do for the other fellow t sometimes Instead of what he can do for you. We must cultivate tho com ' munlty spirit and take every man who is clean, honest and Industrious into ( the groat fellowship of our country side. The moans of cultivating this t spirit Is the community club. If you ( have not one In your neighborhood this leisure season Is the time to plan ( it with your neighbors. It Is no ox ( pertinent. It needs public spirit, will | ingness to do something for the public , good; but most of all, the willingness | on (he part of the masses of the peo ple to follow leadership. It Is up to , tho people to develop and direct lead , nr ft. No organization ever amounted | to anything without leadership and re spect for authority, combined with the determination of the meroliers to each i do their part. The great organization r of the Department of Agriculture Is . seeking to help you. Help them by , lotting them help you got, your oom , munlty organized. ’ t Neighborliness! what is it but good , will on earth? Christmas, the time of ' happiness for all—could not this hap piness be increased by a combination of the Christian spirit of the communi ty ? Resolve to bring together these interests. Let It be your Christmas ’ present to your community. See how I much oelghborliness you have. It is the greatest blessing theyear can bring. My Christmas wish to every communi ty and all Its members is a more genu ine neighbor)! ness. I O. F. W athkn, Jr., County Agent. MORE GOOD i HORSES NEEDED. (Written for the Beacon). -J No man has a keener interest, in an economic sense, in the problem of preparedness, than the farmer, and particularly the farmer of good stock raising sections. For there can be no army without horses, and lots of them, and horses cannot be produced in munition factories. In Europe the proportion of horse strength to man strength in military establishments is two in five. In this country, owing • to universal!v poor roads, which limit the useful ness of the gasoline-driven vehicle it is two and a half to five. Nowadays when nations march to war they march in millions. It is difficult to drill this idea through the American skull, but penetration will Is* effected ultimately ami theii we will have a real army. Presi dent Wilson suggested last winter in his preparedness recommendations to Congress an army of 650,000 men—regulars and continentals.. The suier-ex|>ert* of the war college have asked for 1,100,000; tieneral Leonard Wood for i, 000,000. If President Wilson’s theories as to the requirement* in men of the new defense force of the nation prevails, 320,000 horses must Ik* had by the War Department right away. The war college scheme calls for 449,00 b, General Wood for 800,000, and we have the word of General Wood;' a man of few illusions, for it that it is going to be harder to gel horses for the defense of the nation than, men. The student of statist*. - may fee! inclined to question this proposition l*eeaue the last live stock census of the nation showed that then* wec in the neighborhood of 33,000,004)1 horses in the country, (tut the last live stock census was taken several years ago. since when upward of on* million horses and mules have been shipped to t(jc fighting nations of western Europe So few animals ] fit for military service remained in ; the country last spring the War! Department found it impossible t*>; secure enough for the mobilisation j of ISO,OOO National Guardsmen on the Mexican border last summer. The. rapid development in the last fifty years of railroad and trolley service and the recent appearance of the cheap automobile have brought ibis condition about. Ho great ha* been the falling off in the demand | for heavy and light harness hor- • j and saddlers the farmers these data j are breeding nothing but the heart j esi draught tyt>c*. for which thrc is an increasing industrial demand, and these are unfit for any military j service save dragging heavy ar- j tillery. The needs of national defense de mand the immediate development of a special military type and the horse the army wauls is the grade, that is. the offspring of the thoroughbred stallion ami the ordinary farm mare Sixty years of expcrmcr.taiion in Europe have demonstrated that the * grade with the thoroughbred top! cross is the host horse and officers of the remount service are giving In-Iter oricee for that sort titan for any other kind. There i* no better stock country than .Southern Maryland and there is no reason why every farmer of fk. Mary’* and adjoining counties should not add materially to his in comes hy developing tbps* or four such horse* every year. There is need of the service of more thorough bred suit ions t han arc available, but. there arc two in this rmunty and they are easy of access. One i* Paton, a New York bead son of Chuctanttnda and Retaliation, own cd by Colonel K. W Hathaway, which carries the blood of the families that have given the Ameri can turf such celebrated racers as Caughnawaga, Hir John Johnson, Mohawk. 3d, Requital, N atl*. Hir William Johnson and Montcalm. Paton i a strapping chestnut, short tracked, strong limbed, heavy lop pad, of excellent bone development ami absolute constßational sound ness. Paton was a stout distance running weight carrier. His stud weight is somewhat more, than 1350 [rounds and be breeds to type. The other is Roquet, a ion of Ranald and l,adv Cushman, which belongs to the families of Salvador, Wagner, -Colonel Bill, Irish Lad, Wax Ta|*r and Tammany. He is owned hy J. Kenner Lee. He is an eleven hundred pound horse of striking confonnslion and his quali fications for the gelling the superior remount ly|*c have been pronounced second to none by officers of the Breeding Bureau of New York. O’Nni, finiu. i • ■ *&'''• Li, * Dsaptr Sigssl. If the Are boll should ring would you run and slop it or go and help to put out the Href It Is much the same way with a cough. A cough is a danger sigdal as much as a flee bell. Vou should no more try to suppress it than to stop a Are bell when It Is ringing, but should cure the disease that causes the coughing. This can nearly always be done by taking Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. Many have used It with the most beneficial results. It is especially valuable for tho persistent cough that so often follows a bad cold or an attack of the grip. Mrs. Thomas Beeching, Andrews, Ind., writes; “During the winter my husband take* cold easily and coughs and coughs. Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy Is the best medicine for breaking up those attacks and you cannot got him to take any other." Obtainable every where. —adv. A cordial Invitation Is extended to all to Inspect the new Electric Light ing Plant for homes, In the building of the Leonardtown Implement Co. , Christmas Play. 1 The attractive Yuletide Comedy. ’ “Mother Goose's Christmas Visit," i will be given by the local talent of the , Valley Lee section, in St. George’s . Hall. Valley Lae, on TUESDAY, DEC. 26, Iftlfi. Dancing and refreshments after the play. Admission, adults, 2-5 cents) children free. An enjoyable time i Letters to Sant* Clsus. Holly wood P. 0., Deo. 13, 11)16. Dear Santa Claus-: ! As <’hritme time Is drawing near. * I thought 1 would write yntr a letter ) to tell you what I woulk like to have i (or Christmas. I would like a sweater, a dress and also some ribbons. That’s ! all I want, so please bring it to me. 1 On the dining room table you will find > a glass of wine and some cake. I Vxmr little friend. Loots* VOUiNER. Bollywood, Md., Doc. 13, 161 ft. 1 Dear Santa Claus ; > Bring mo u big red apple, some fire i crackers, Roman candles uud torpo , does. lam in the lir-t grade and I am studying bard so you will come to ’ see me. Your little friend. Age!). Richard CT.ARKK. , . Hollywood, Md,. Dec. 12. 161(1. ! Dear Santa Claus . Christmas is drawing nearer every 1 day, and 1 think 1 had Is-ttcr tell you i what T want. I would like to hive a i sled, doll, handkerchiefs, ribbon mid drawing hook. Hops,' yon will treat me good. Your friend, i Ago 11, Mauv Kino. r; | Hollywood. Md., Dee. 14. 1916. , Dear Santa : A* Cnrixtmas Is drawing m-ur, I ; know you will soon lie lien-. 1 am 12 year* old. Please bring me some ap , pies, candy, raisins, peanuts, oranges, a Story book, bar of sweet -nap and a box of handkerchiefs. I will not ask for much, (or you have so many dill i hlren to give to. Bye. bye i &. Vour loving little girl, Kate Jov. Holly Md.. Ike. 12, 1616. Dear Santa Clan* ; Christmas j* coming arid I am very [glad Christmas I want a doll, store, rlbltoo, horn, bracelet and some cm- We will have to clean the chlin •ney nut sou yon will not get your yllotbes smutlv I w ill have to elose. Vour friend. } Age I. Kkanitw Kihu. Hollywood, Md , Dec. 13, 116. KMv dear Santa *'lan* ; c lam a little girl J 2 years old ! ■have been studying my lesson hard, so J hope you will treat me good I Would I Ho- u> have a pair of side combs, rlblxm, I,at <*f sweet <ap, (glove*. hsndk' Ti Vih f- exprt-ss wngun, and dress. lam going to sweep Ilie f chimney out for Jon Vour little girl. M At*K|-IK K Jov. Oakville, Md . Iter. 13, 1616 1 ' Hear Santa Clan* : 1 want ■• fell you what I want you, to bring me. I want jmi orange, paftei of pin*, tv a see, doll. toy row, ntid a bos of huodkerrhtef*. 1 aw in the fourth grade and win um* year* old. I know vq • cannot bring m- much, is- ! cans, lie- little rbiidt-en of Germany j and England wilt appreciate them 1s t | Icr. I r-ui vmut little friend. MAit*.AntT Kisei |t!(i)ljrwid. Md , Mr, It, 16)1) I tear Hama lun a little girl eight veal * old f go to -tchmi! and study my leons ' Bard. I lease tiring me a (toll as lurge i *• I am, an orange, a teasel, w Bute idol) stand, an etaser, ribbon. n *i*ry fUtMJfc, and • itum goodies local. Vtilnfuie friend, A Ur;* J*v. (lolly iuhhl, Md., lie, 13, 1618. Dear Haul a Taqa . I am In We lourtb grade and I am study mg hard • yon will eom.- to ■ j ; me. I ‘lease bring ire a hor*> ud ; wagon, some fireworks am) lot* of I ,-jood iking* to eat. Vour little friend Age 12 TrisT* . waoasaaoae- aa tin ■ ,m WWMii—rnnnm - THK FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF ST. MARYS AT LEONARDnnV.V, M'l. Tim annual meeting of the Stock holder* of Vida totok (or the election of Dihegtors, and for (Midi other bu! - MM* away |*ro;>rly come Itefore said meeting, will i* held at U* banking house (hi Tuesday, January lh, 1917, at (COO o'clock A. M. lx J, HTURLING. 11-i-4t 4 'asbier. I The Leonardtown Implement Co., I J ; I.EONARDT ,WN. MD„ } i 1 1 1 ' Agents for Buick and Ford Cars | I ■■■ ■ ■ " r ' ' ' "" 1 " ' ■ Ford parti* carried in Stock, Goodyear Tires ami Auto Access,Ties, General line of Farm Implements. Buggies and Wagons, Agents for. I. IL C. Trucks and Tractors, Dolco Lighting Plants fir Homes. Roofing of all Kinds. Majestic Ranges, Stoves and Heaters of nil Kinds. Marine and Farm Engines. Harness, Robes, Paints, Oils and Greases. ► I ■ 11 1 We Trade and Sell. We are Here to Sene You. Call, Write or ’Phone. ’Phone 3 F-2. 1 *•"•*— ” v, l ‘-,- | r...j--i,u - * ' ' ' * ' ' ■— j FoxweD i Company j i r ( t • Cash i > ;; One Price Store I , ft . ' > ~ Best Goods, p est Price*. Now Is the tims to do 1 i your Clirlstmss buyine Highest prices psld for , > , Butter snd Eggs In goods Everybody buying SS '• worth of goods will bs entitled to ens frss ehsno* 11 , , on picture, 36x64, to bo raffled Christmas Cvs. 1 * Suits made to order and got in a week 1 * i i! j | ■ I I 0000000000000 ii ;; ;; .. FOXWELL & COMPANY, t Bii m I I 5 i ,LEONARDTOWN, MD. ~' l The new Ford car lx a beauty. Place your order now with the Leonardtown Implement Co., for a delivery There ts more Catarrh In this section ■of the country than all other diseases 1 1 put together, and (or years it was sup posed to he incurable. Doctors pre scribed local remedies; and hy con stantly failing to cure with local treat ment, pronounced it Incurable. Ca tarrh is a local disease, greatly in fluenced by constitutional conditions, and therefore requires constitutional treatment. Hall’s Catarrh Medicine/ manufactured by F. J. Cheney * Co., Toledo, Olilo, is a constitutional rem edy, i* taken internally and acts thru the blood on the mucous surfaces of the system. 4)nc hundred dollars re ward 1* offered (or any case that Hall's Catarrh Medicine (ails to cure. Send for circulars and testimonials. F. J 4 HENKV A Co., Toledo, Ohio. Hold by druggist*. 7->. Hull’s Family Pills for constipation, -advei-liseroent. Stockholders' Meeting. The annual meeting of the Stock holders of Ht. Mary's Hospital will be held JAN. Bth. 1017, at the Hospital Building, f*eonardtowo, Md. Those wishing to join the association, so as to participate in the election of Direc tors for the ensuing year, will send In the fee of two dollars (82.00) to the Treasurer, H. M. Jones, I*eonardtown, Md., before the above date. All per sons over eighteen year* of age are eligible, A fee of five dollars is re quired to become a director. Contri bution- in other thilb money of equal , value will be accepted. Per order of President, S. M. JONES. Hoc A Treat. 12 14-Id. Notice To Delinquent I Tax-Payers M,i term of office as Treasurer of St. Mary’s County having expired July 81*1, 1616, the State and the County, as well os my bonding company, ant r demanding an early settlement hy me of all outstanding taxes, and therefore all taxes for the years 16) t and 1615 which are not i-aid bv Jan. tat, 1617. will )■ placed in the hands of the Sheriff for collection. J P. GREEN WELL. 13-14-31. l>ate Treasurer. Wanted Settled woman, white or colored, who wants a good home, to help with housekeeping; moderate salary 12-14)1, Mas'.'fc! aMI LB URN. FOR SALE. V Haw Mill, complete 3fi-in. Inserted tooth saw; bat (title used. V. M. KLLINOKft, Fayette Ht. „<) Kat : \ve . Baltimore, Md. 12-7-4 t. EST 1858. Suggestion* for Xmas. Kesmodel's Special Guaranteed (Uxor*, C M) and 12.50. bemodel’ iTwror Htropa, 41 4<6 '•Genuine Horse Hide). Kewnodel's Hclvwor* in teases. 42.50 and 4.1 3b; 3 In cane. Manicure H*-t (or lutdic* and Gentle men. 43 (HI to 410.0", 4 aroesain Sets, 44 iltaod up; la Pair*, 42.50 and up. White Hande Table Knives, 44,00 a do* or fl knives and 6 fork*. F iglih Table Knivea, 47,5 b a doxen (knlve* only.) Pocket Knives, 500. and up; special prices for school ctae. Satisfaction Guaranteed Kesmodsi's Kutlory Shop 116 Park Av. Btltlmors, Md. 3-2-10 l. ® |QO M j|| ion persons will read my advertisement of Maryland Farms sale. 1 If Vaii Wjqfi to “H y“ bnn. timber lnd or country place, list it , 11 lUU II lull with me. It will appear in my catalogue, printed in lour languages, and distributed throughout the United States. Canada and Europe. . Will Sell yo Jj r j‘ ,r( ’£ erty ‘ * or kknh to be filled out and 1 - Wm. Luebbers REAL ESTATE. LOAN AND INVESTMENT BROKER 806 8. Paul Straat Baltimore, Md. 12-14-16-121. TOM McKIY’S GARAGE and Coßmojim Ante Storage A FULL LINE OF U. 8. A FISK TIRES— GASOLINE 4 OILS, ACCESSORIES OF ALL KINDS. Especiol Attention to Washing, Polishing ami Repairing. LIVERY ATTACHED Prompt Service to All Patrons. Leonardtown Auto & Accessory Company, AT HOTEL ST. MARY’S. | W. B. Hibbs & Company | MEMBERS: | New York Stock Exchange | | New York Cotton Exchange g | Chicago Board of Trade I I Washington Stock Exchange | HIBBS BUILDING 9-7-l~ly. WASHINGTON, 0. C, | He 9439. REPORT OF CONDITION OF THE National Bank of Mechanicsville At MaehanleevlMe, In the State of Maryland, at Hit of Bwelneaa on November 17, RESOURCE®. I 1-t U...HP *• '.T/H Tote 1 loans U. H, ItONPS : V . • -- U, 8. bonds deposited to secure circulation (per velue) 120,280.00 Premium on U. 8. bonds 312.06 Toul U. 8. bonds 20,672.65 Bonds. aacnuTJßs, rrc.: Securities other then U. 8. bonds (not Includ ing slocks) owned unpledged 32,207.90 Toul bonds, securities, etc 32,207.50 Block of Federel Reserve Benk (90 per cent of subscription 050 00 Velue of becking bouse (If unencumbered) 3,000.00 Equity In banking house 3,000.00 Furniture end fixtures 2,336.50 Net amount due from epproved reserve agents in other reserve cities 6,463.07 6,463.07 Net amount doe from banks end bankers (other than Included In 10 or IS) 3,300.88 Outside cheeks end other eesh Items 10.37 Erectional currency, nickels and cents 228.34 244.71 Uewful reserve In vault end with Federal Reserve Hank 10,365.18 Redemption fund with U. 8 Treasurer end due from U. 8. Treasurer 1,013.00 Toul 0162,163.37 LIABILITIES. Capital stock paid In 25,000.00 Surplus fund 6,000.00 Undivided profits 02,660.82 Less current expenses, Interest, end taxes paid. 2,391.30 169.52 Circulating notes outsUndlng 20,260.00 Demand umisixs ; Individual deposits subject to check 44,238.45 Certified checks 39.72 Cashier's checks outsUndlng 23.93 Toul demand deposits. Items 33, 34, 35, 33, 37 , 38, 39 and 40 044,302.10 Time deposits (payable after 30 days, or subject to 30 dav* or more notice): Other time deposits 56,421.75 Toul of lime deposits, Hems 41. 42 and 43 056,421.75 Toul *0152/15.137 State of Maryland, County of Charles, as; I, E. M. Anderson, Cashier of the above-named bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement Is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. E. M. ANDERSON, Cashier. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 28th day of November, 1916. P. STANLEY HARRISON, NoUry Public CoRRWrr - Attest : ZACH R. MORGAN, J. WILSON ADAMS, EUGENE TRICE, 12-7-31 Directors. J. W. DEMT SPECIAL AGENCY FOR SANTA CLAUS ' %. . ■ c, •S• s | CLOTHING, CANDY, FRUIT AND TOYS, BOOKS AND GAMES FOR GIRLS AND BOYS} GIFTS FOR OLDER ONES AS WELL, DECORATIONS, CHRIST MAS BELLS; TRIMMINGS FOR THE YULETIDE TREK,—ALL OF THIS FOR MODERATE FEE—DOLLS WITH HAIR BOTH STRAIGHT AND CURLY— PLEASE DO YOUR SHOPPING EARLY ! / •• S • General Merchandise UOB WORK-THE BEACON.