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I'he (Jatoctin (Jlarion.
Publishedevery Thursday at Thumoni,
Md.,by The Clarion Publishing Co.
JAS. 11. FIBOK, Business Manager.
Board of Directors:
J. T. Waeschb, Pres., S. B. Bennett
C. M. Mackley, Treas., J. K. Waters,
Jas. H. Firor, Sec’y C. C. Waters,
P. N. Haumaker.
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The publisher reserves the privilege of declining al
often for space
Entered at Tburmont Postofflce as Second
Class Matter.
Graceham Letter.
Mrs. Adam Zentz and children spent
Saturday afternoon with relatives at
Zentz town.
Mrs John Dorsey and son Owen of
Continental visited Mr. and Mrs. Janies
Connor on Sunday.
Mr. Charles Domer and family spent
Sunday at Loys.
Mr. Charles Collifiower of near Thur
mont visited his brother Howard and
family Sunday afternoon.
Miss Lottie Valentine of near Rocky
Ridge paid a brief visit to Mrs. John
Pittenger Tuesday.
Mrs. Alva Zimmerman of near Crea
gerstown visited Mrs. Charles Laymen
Mrs. Lavinia Newcomber and daugh
ter of Taneytown visited Mrs. Lillie
Quite a number from this place attend
ed the Frederick Fair.
Mrs. Etta Cramer of Frederick is visit
ing friends at this place.
Mrs. Frank Dotterer and sister Miss
Clara Late visited our town on Sunday.
Mr. Henry Humerich of near Catoetin
Furnace and Mr. and Mrs. Lawn-nee
Swartz spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Groshon.
Mr. Charles Saylor and family and Mr.
Luther Keilholtz and family visited Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph Fisher and family on
Elmer Creager and sisters Blanche and
May spent Sunday with relatives near
Catoetin Furnace.
There will be C. E and church services
in the Moravian church on Sunday
Mrs. Chester Joy, who has been in the
Frederick Hospital for some time, re
turned home Tuesday and is getting
along as well as can be expected.
Mrs. Agnes Colliflower, Miss Ella Wel
ler and Mrs. May Boiler spent Sunday
afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Samuel
Mr. Daniel Zentz and family and Mr.
George Zentz and wife visited their bro
ther Adam Zentz and family Sunday.
Mt. St. Mary’s Items.
Mr. aud Mrs. John Spaulding, nf Al
toona, who have been visiting in this
locality have returned home.
Miss Katherine Seltzer spent Sunday
at the home of Mr. James Seltzer.
The euchre party held at St. Anthony's
Hall last Saturday evening was largely
Many people from this place spent
Wednesday in Frederick.
Mrs. James Seltzer is visiting in Ha
gerstown and Frederick.
The Swastika Dramatic Club of St.
Anthony, is about to prepare a five act
drama for the Christmas Holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Welch are visit
ing in W. Virginia.
Mrs. Alex. Knott is visiting relatives
at Smithsburg.
The College register points to 316, the
number of students now at school. This
is exclusive of the fifty some seminari-
At the annual banquet of the College
Alumni held last Wednesday it was de
cided to cancel all the football games of
this season.
Sabillasville News.
Mr. Hiram Miller, an aged resident,
who has been seriously ill for a week, is
slowly improving.
Mrs. Jennie Miller and children of Ha
gerstown spent the week end with her
mother, Mrs. Henry Stem.
Rev. M. L. Firor, pastor of St. John’s
Reformed church administered the com
munion to a large number of patients at
the Maryland State Sanatorium last
week. These communicants, represent
ing many branches of Protestantism and
putting aside the small differences of de
nomination, come together for the gen
eral good, and are appreciative of the
missionary work done in their midst.
Edgar, the young son of Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Eby, is under the doctor’s care.
The first Oyster Supper of the season
held at Mountain House, Rlue Ridge
Summit, on Saturday night, was an un
qualified success. One half of the pro
ceeds will be given to the Red Cross.
Hagerstown Fair Unfortunate
Owing to the inclement weather last
week, the attendance at the great Ha
gerstown Fair fell off considerably in
comparison to the general attendance.
On Friday night a fire occurred on the
Fair grounds. A large number of horse
stables, two race horses, and all harness
in the stables were destroyed. The fire
was close to the large new cow stable
and for a time it looked as though it
would fall prey to the flames. The loss
to the Association this year is estimated
t $40,000.
Frederick Fair Opens.
Exhibits Claim Wide Attention
And Races And (Jrand Stand
Attractions Please.
(From the Frederick News.)
With bright, clear skies and the most
ideal temperature that could be desired,
the fifty-fourth annual Fair of the Fred
erick County Agricultural Society opened
Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock. Prompt
ly at that hour Chief Marshal John T.
Best and his aids, accompanied by the
Yellow Springs Band, started the parade
from in front of the New City Hotel.
The line of march was to Market street,
up Market and down East Church street
to Carter street and out Patrick street
to the Fair Grounds. Under ideal con
ditions the gates were swung op n and
the “cattle show” began.
The bright and sunny skies, whi- h
greeted the eye brought out people by
the thousands and early there was a
crowd on the streets. There was one
steady stream of persons to the grounds
and people went out in every imaginable
way. Many took the cars. Others
walked or went in autos, while the lie
of teams poured into Frederick from 11
directions. While the crowd early in ho
morning was small, as is always the iate
on the opening day, yet following the
formal op ning of the Fair the number
began to increase until shortly after
noon it was reported that probably the
largest crowd which ever attended the
Fair on the opening day was present.
On account of the Hagerstown Fair run
ning over to Saturday many concession
people did not reach Frederick until late
and all day Monday they were busy ar
ranging their attractions. Much of this
work could not be finished until about
noon Tuesday so that all of the midway
attractions were not running at their
usual clip until later in the day. The
usual line of Fair barkers, of which the
throng never tires, is on hand spell-bind
ing the people with the “best and only
show of its kind ever seen in America.”
The judging of the thousands of entries
at the Fair started and the judges have
before them a gigantic tusk. There are
more than three thousand entries in the
household department alone and this is
said to exceed the entries of any previous
year. Every department of exhibits at
the Fair is crowded, and in some places
there is an overflow, such as in the exhi
bit of flowers, where it has been neces
sary to place some of them in the same
room where the fancy work is on display.
There are hundreds of articles in the
needlework department, which must be
judged, and (here seems to be no end of
the fancy articles.
Out in the grounds in the oval beyond
the grandstand horses were being judged
as was also the case along the race track.
Swine were taken from their pens and
their fine points noted, The sheep and
cattle were brought out of the stables
and judged, while the largest number of
Shetland ponies in the history of the
Fair consumed considerable lime of the
The annual pilgrimage of the Fred
erick County Colony in Baltimore, led by
Col. George W. F. Vernon, will be made
to the home county Thursday. A special
train over the Baltimore and Ohio for
the colonists and their friends will leave
Camden Station at 7.30 o’clock in the
morning, and returning leave Frederick
at 5.45 o’clock in the evening.
On Saturday afternoon last the ladies
of the Literary Club of this place were
entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
A. M. Isanogle near Catoetin.
Miss Carry Slick of Reading, Ba., is
visiting her mother Mrs. Elizabeth Slick.
A very delightful time was spent at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fraley
last Sunday. The occasion was in honor
of Mr. Fraley’s birthday.
Mrs. Anna Hatcher, who has been vis
iting in Virginia and W. Virginia cities
for some weeks, returned to her home in
this place last Sunday morning.
Miss Rose Montague of Richmond,
Va., is spending some time with Mr. and
Mrs. Rob’t A. Tyson.
Mr. Joseph Lidia has been ill the past
week due to a severe cold.
A large number of young folks from
the valley east of Thurmont drove to the
mountain in quest of chestnuts last Sun
day afternoon.
Mrs. John Landers has been visiting
her daughters at Ridgely and Westmin
ster, and Miss Clara Landers has been
visiting in New York City, and is now
with her brother George, at Ft. Adams,
Newport, R. I.
Mrs. Hazel Loose of York, Pa., is vis
iting her mother at this time.
“Apple Day.”
Tuesday, October 29th, has been desig
nated as ‘‘Apple Day.” On this day ap
ples are given away donated to chari
table institutions and to deserving per
sons in large cities. The crop being a
very large one this year, and the price
being very low, principally because the
war in Europe practically bars the sale
of fruit in foreign countries, apples
should be found in every home through
out the United States.
Toned Up Whole System.
‘‘Chamberlain’s Tablets have done
more for me than I ever dared hope
for,” writes Mrs. Esther Mae Baker,
Spencerport, N. Y. ‘‘l used several
bottles of these tablets a few months
ago. They not only cured me of bilious
attacks, sick headaches and that tired
out feeling, but toned up my whole sys
tem.” For sale by all dealers.
Stops Fixing Price of Eggs.
Exchange Also Leaves Whole
sale Poultry Values To Dealers.
The wholesale prices of eggs and poul
try are no longer officially fixed by the
Baltimore Fruit and Produce Exchange
and the Egg Exchange, which have been
operated jointly for many years for that
purpose. The practice was discontinued
some weeks ago and the prices, so far as
Baltimore is concerned, are now left to
the individual dealers.
The membership in the exchanges was
made up of the commission merchants
who daily receive produce from the coun
try for sale in this market. Each day a
committee formally met at the exchange
rooms and made offerings and purchased
eggs and poultry on the same principle
that members of the Chamber of Com
merce deal in grain. The committee
would then fix a settling price, as was
explained by W. H. Hector, a leading
member, and this price was accepted by
all as the wholesale price for that d ly.
Some weeks ago, said Mr. Rector, the
Government sent an expert to the ex
change to examine its methods. This
was about the time of the investigation
as to the reasons for the high cost of liv
ing. The Government official spent sev
eral hours going over the practices of
the exchange, which were explained to
him in detail. It is said he made the
statement that he could find nothing un
lawful in the practice.
However, continued Mr. Rector, some
members thought it best to discontinue
establishing the price, as it might lead
to their being called before the District
Attorney to explain, and many of the
commission men said they were too busy
to leave their business for this purpose
to take the risk. The majority decided
to cease the practice.
Mr. Rector went so far as to say the
exchanges hid been disbanded. Others,
however, denied this and said that only
the fixing of prices had been suspended
for the time being.
The prices for these products are now
established on the daily supply which
reaches the market and the demand
which develops among the buyers. Quo
tations from New York and other large
j receiving centers are also relied on as a
1 guide in getting a fair local quotation.
Health Officer Closes School
I Tlim* (’asps of Smrlet FVvn*
-War Myrrsvillr.
I Three cases of scarlet fever were dis-
I covered in the vicinity of Highland pub
lic school, near Myersville, last week,
and on Monday the school was ordered
' closed by the county health officer, Dr.
Ralph Browning.
Those who have scarlet fever are New
ton Gilbert, James H. Early and Jerome
Gaver, all being pupils of the school.
This is the first report of scarlet fever
in Frederick county this fall, and every
precaution is being taken to prevent the
spread of the disease. Miss Jennie
Wolfe of near Highland is the teacher.
Will Blace Memorial Tablets On Pews.
‘‘So impressed was J. W. Johnson, of
Rochester, N. Y., with the services in
the Presbyterian church at the time of
the Fiftieth Anniversary, when the seat
occupied by President Lincoln, almost
fifty years before, was draped with an
American Flag, that he offered after the
service to place a memorial tablet on the
pew,provided the congregation would per
mit it. His offer was accepted.
“The tablet has not been placed as yet,
but now Mr. Johnson desires llso to place
a plate on the pew occupied by John Burns
at that service on November 19. 1863, the
day of the dedication of the National
Cemetery, and according to his plans,
dedicate both of these memorials on the
19th of November, 1914, the 51st anni
versary of the service. Full details of
the placing of these tablets are not yet
available, but they will be mounted be
fore the above date and at the service
Mr. Johnson will be present and deliver
his lecture on the Battle of Gettysburg,
illustrating it with his fine collection of
slides, one of the best in existence.”—
Gettysburg Star.
Supper And Sale.
The King’s Daughters are arranging
two enjoyable entertainments for the
evenings of their Supper and Sale in the
Town Hall, November 6th and 7th. The
“Heavenly Twins” are sure to cause
much merrimentas well asother features
now in view. Keep a place on your
calender for these evenings. A good
supper digested by a hearty laugh, is
sure to bring a happy sleep. Supper,
25c. Admission sc.
Curd Of Thanks.
We wish to express through the col
umns of The Clarion, our sincere thanks
and appreciation to all persons for their
kindly deeds and assistance during the
death and burial of our dear husband and
Mrs. William Baltzell
and Children.
It Always Does The Work.
“I like Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy
better than any other,” writes R. E.
Roberts, Homer City, Fa. ‘‘l have taken
it off and on for years and it has never
failed to give the desired results.” For
sale by all dealers.
As many as 72 different kinds of
wood are used in the manufacture of
umbrella handles, canes and whips
in this country.
The best excelsior is made from
basswood, or linden. Aspen and
cottonwood, however, supply half of
the total amount manufactured.
It is said that the first sawmill in
the United States was at Jamestown, j
from whieh sawed hoards were ex
ported in June, 1007. A water-!
power sawmill was in use in 1025 1
near the present site of Richmond.
California yew which grows on the
national forests of that state is find
ing some use in present-day archery
practice. Its qualities closely resem
ble those of the old-world yew which
made the English long-how famous
in mediaeval times.
The Supreme Court of Pennsylva
nia has decided that the amount of
damage collectible on growing tim
ber set on fire through negligence is
not only the value of the wood de
stroyed, hut also the injury to the
property as a whole through the de
struction of tin; young growth.
Recent experiments indicate that
round timbers of all the pines, of
Engelmann spruce, Douglas fir, tam
arack, and western larch, can he
readily treated with preservatives,
hut that the firs, hemlocks, redwood,
and Sitka spruce, in the round, do
not take treatment easily. This in
formation should he of value to per
son's who contemplate preservative
treatment of round posts, poles, or
mine props.
Greatest Attraction
Frederick Fair!
“Bigger and Better Than Ever’’
is the
Don’t fail to stop at the KAR=A=VAN BOOTH
and get a modern Coffee Percolator and a
Pound of High Grade Coffee.
KAR-A-VAX EL PERPO COFFEE expressly prepared lop
Percolator use and a KAR-A-VAX PERCOLATOR will save
one-halt your Caffe Hill and tin* best Colin* you ever drank.
Thurrnont, Maryland.
35 Old Slip. Xrw York City.
The Great
= Frederick Fair =
OCTOBER 20, 21, 22 23, 1914
Four Days of Interest and Pleasure for All
Who Attend.
High Class Free Attractions in Front of
Grand Stand.
An enlarged Midway Crowded With
Clean Amusements.
Special Trains and Reduced Fairs on All Railroads.
Send for Premium I Ist.
P. L. Hargett, President. 0. Wareliime, Secy.
((’. & P. Phone 30 F)
East Main Street, Thurrnont, Md.
announce their
Fall and Winter Opening of Millinery,
Thursday, Oct. Ist, Friday, Oct. 2nd,
Saturday, Oct. 3rd.
In all the new Styles and Shapes of Latest Design and Pattern
in Nobby Efleets that are so Popular Ibis season can he seen on
Display in our Parlors at prices that will prove attractive to
everyone. Let us show you.
Mrs. Tyson will have charge of this Department, where she will
welcome her friends and patrons and take pleasure in
showing you through.
Thanking all for their past favors and soliciting a continuance of same,
we are very truly yours,
Authentic records show that cin
ders from a forest tire in the tree
tops in northern Washington this
fall, were carried a distance of twenty
According to the latest availah'e
figures, Pennsylvania stands fifth in
the production of wood pulp and is
second to West Virginia in the
amount of slabs and other sawmill
waste used for pulp; Maine stands
Petrograd, Oct. 20. —The Russian
Government will never again embark
in the manufacture and sale of alco
holic drinks. This statement, con
firming previous reports, has Ir en
made in the name of (zar Nicholas
The Russian Union of Abstinence,
which devotes its energies to the com
batting of alcoholism, addressed to
Czar Nicholas a solii ration that he
forbid forever the sale of spiritn< us
liqu irs in Russia. His Majesty re
plied iu a telegram sent in the name
of Grand Duke Constantine and ad
dressed to the president of the alli
ance, in which he said:
“I thank you; I long ago decided
to interdict for all time in Russia the
sale of alcoholic drinks by the Gov
qiiarrcrs for
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quality at the price of only medium grade.
Kw Tires, Tubes and Accessories
jAvol jrjve at only average price because Firestone
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LI largest in America where only tires :irc made. Come iu to
day and learn why Firestone efficiency can ■. A’e ym—
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Small Farm for Sale!
Excellent Fruit, Dairy or Poultry Place.
15 Acres of Land.
if lioom House. Harn 22\2L
Buggy She.!, Hogpms, Wagon Shed,
( hieki n 1 louses, ( urn < rili ami
(Ira nary, all prat ti< ally mu'.
Lot- of fruit, good wal'T, quarter
of a mile from sc hoi>l house.
Possession givi'ii April Ist, I'M I,
along with '■> Acre wheat crop —if
sold within two weeks.
I have more calls than I can (ill
for small places. Have you some
thing in this line to sell?
A number of small houses for rent,
sec me.
Call on or write
Sanford L. Shader.
Address. Box 149 Phone No. 27
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trons that we haw in stock a desirable
Lot of M niiiinenls.Hrave Stones
Etc., Uiat we o e selling at as low a price
as any reii.mi dealer in the State, and
on Liberal Terms. You will receive fair
and court' ous treatment.
Ol it REPEL r.NCE: -Those with whom
we have been d ..ding for the past 37 years
Peter N. Hammaker.
Notice is hi reby given to all persons
not to tresp.is . with dogs, .guns, fishing
or cutting down of any timber upon my
mountain I.in i, home place or the Will
hide place, or on any land belonging to
me wherever situated, as the Law will
be strictly enforced against such person
or persons.
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