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Pabllshedevery Thursday at Thurmont Md., bj The Clarion Publishing Co. J AS. U. FIKOK, Business Manager. Board of Directors: J. T. Waeschb, Pres., M. L. Creager, C. M. Mackley, Treas., J. K. Waters, Jas. H. Firor, Sec’y C. C. Waters, P. N. Hammaker. TERMS: One Dollar per annum in advance. Six month*, 50c. Trial übscription. Three month*, *5 No paper will be diicontinued until paid up. Advertising Rate* will be given on application The publisher reserve* the privilege of declining a oilers for space Entered at Tbormont Postofflce as Second Class Matter. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2!J, 1915. Municipal Ownership. From time to time we read consider able concerning Municipal Ownership of public utilities, and even extending so far as to have the Government assume control and operate all telephone and telegraph lines, as well as all the rail ways. If it were possible to eliminate one thing, namely, Politics, from these pro positions we would he inclined to the be lief that such ownership of operation by the Government or the municipalities would be successful, hut so long as we h..ve politics and politicians one can rest assured that efficiency would have to give away to political expediency. Frederick does not seem to be exempt from this condition. Mr. Joseph I). Baker, one of its prominent citizens has gotten behind and espoused the cause of municipal ownership of an electric light plant large enough to go into the light and power business in Frederick, for the ostensible purpose of making money for the taxpayers. Frederick has owned a municipal street lighting plant for many years, which plant now belongs to the obsolete type, and Frederick has grown so much in size since this plant was first installed that the present plant will either have to be rebuilt or enlarged to take care of the street lighting in the town. In the discussions that are being in dulged in we are not surprised to see the statement made by the City Fathers in Frederick, where charge and counter charges are being indulged in relative to the operation of the present city plant, politics being charged as being the bot tom of it all, causing the present in efficiency of the plant. Jacksonville, Fla., has a very large municipal plant, and we note that sensa tional charges are being made that prom ises made to the people of that city by men in public office at the time of the establishment of the plant have not been kept, and that the people have been hum bugged in the system of operation, and that charges made for current were more or less discriminating according to the political standing of the user. Further that with a supposed yearly profit of something less than $600,000 accruing through this municipal electric light plant it was declared that the money had been consumed in unnecessary expensive operation by the various civic depart ments, and deplored the fact that the citizens were gaining nothing by the so called profit, and that their taxes were were higher than they have ever been before. The town of Lorain rejected the muni cipal ownership of an electric light plant when the voters downed a proposition to issue bonds for the sum of $350,000 on the ground that the voters did not ap prove of an additional burden of taxation on a venture involving the issuance of bonds for the purpose of building such plant. There is about only one thing that any municipality has any business to own and operate for the benefit of its community, and that is the waterworks. These have been fairly successfully operated because everyone uses water which is not the case with either electricity or gas or any other public utility. We await with much interest the out come of the prouosal to enlarge Freder ick’s municipal plant, inasmuch as it is admitted that politics is a controlling factor in the management of its present small plant that they now operate. Personal. Mr. Ed. Parish, of this place, was taken seriously ill last week. At this time his condition has improved. Mrs. H. D. Beachley sang at Walkers ville last week at the organ recital given in the Reformed church. She will assist in the cantata which will be given by the church choirs of Middletown at Middle town during the holiday season. Rev. and Mrs. Samuel Rose will leave early next week for Sebring, Ohio, where they will spend the holidays. Mrs. Vernon Hetterly is suffering with a severe attack of lagrippe. Mrs. George N. English spent Sunday in Frederick. Miss Barbara Wineman, teacher of Domestic Science in the Thurmont High School, left town last evening to go to her home in Greensburg, Pa., where she will spend the holiday season. Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Pyper, of East River, 111., were guests of Mr. and Mrs. P. N. Hammaker on Sunday last. Mrs. Pyper is a daughter of Mr. Christian Newcomer, of Washington county, and j a neice of Mr. Hammaker. Is Manager of Company. Mr. Ammon I. Derr, of Morgantown. W. Va., son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence V. Derr, of Cumberland, has been ap pointed general manager of the Morgan town and Wheeling Electric Railway. Mr. Derr is a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. i,evi C. Leatherman, of this place. BISIOIH Ml FOE ■■ We are Headquarters for FRUIT, POUND and WHITE CAKES. THE BEST QUALITY. * Our Line of Candies, Fruits, Etc., is Complete. Plato Your Order Here For OYSTERS for Christmas. We Sell The Rest in Town. Thurmont Pure Pood Store , WM. E. FOREMAN, Mgr. A MD OF THANKS AND APPRECIATION. For your patronage we THANK YOU, AND WISH to assure you that ourefforts to give Complete Satisfaction will be continued. We want you to feel that Your Interests are our first consideration—in reality, we are your servants, working for \(M K success for by serving YOU faithfully and with sat isfaction we succeed. WILLHIDE & CREEQER, Furniture and Undertaking. Cor. Carroll & E. Alain Sts., Thurmont, Md. Fine Christmas Gifts Now Displayed. Notice to Taxpayers. For the accommodation of the Taxpay ers of the Corporation of Thurmont 1 have set apart Wednesday and Thursday, DECEMBER 29th and 30th, to visit those who have not paid their taxes for the current year. After this date 1 will receive tax money at my place of business. Respectfully, WM. E. FOREMAN, dec 23 It Collector. SALE REGISTER. Under this head will appear, free of charge, the date and character of public sale, for which bills have been printed at The Clarion Office. Space herein may be secured when bills are printed else where at the rate rate of SI.OO for the season. March 8, 1916, 10 o'clock. Joseph Shriner will sell horses, cattle and farm imple ments on the Biggs farm near Rocky Ridge. Doc. Smith, auct. March 10, 1916, 10 o’clock, Charles E. Wilhide will sell horses, cattle and farm implements (wo miles north of Thurmont. March 24, 1916, 10 o’clock, Harvey B. Ogle will sell horses, cattle and farm implements near Loys Station. Harvey Lease, auct. Graceham Letter. Miss Lottie Fisher of near Loys spent Sunday with Mias Hazel Zentz. Mrs. Geir Keilholtz of near Taneytown visited Mrs. Adam Zentz Tuesday. On Friday evening the wax tapers will be given out. On Christmas night the Sunday School will hold their entertain ment. Miss Blanche Creeger is confined to her bed with nervousness. On Monday evening, Dec. 27th, the Sunday School of Apples church will hold their Christmas entertainment. The Ladies’ Aid Society will hold an oyster supper, commencing at 5 o’clock and continuing between the services on New Year’s eve. DIED. Obituaries, poetry and resolutions, charged for at the rate of live cents per line. The regular death notices publish ed free. On December 19, 1915, at the residence of her parents, No. 1816 Penrose avenue, 1 Baltimore, Gladys, aged 6 years, beloved and only daughter of Charles G. and Nora M. Warfield (nee Firor). The funeral took place from the above residence Monday morning, at 10 o’clock. Interment in Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore. Nervous Women. When the nervousness is caused by constipation, as is often the case, you will get quick relief by taking Chamber lain’s Tablets. These tablets also im prove the digestion. Obtainable every where. Advertliameut. | THE SPECIAL MEETING OF COINTV COMM I SSI ONERS. Frederick, Md., December 13, 1915. The January session of the County Commissioners will commence at their otlice in the Court House, on MONDAY, JANUARY 3. 1916. The first two days will be devoted to general business and appointment of Constables, j Road Supervisors will be settled with and new appointments made in accord ance with the following schedule: FIRST WEEK. Wednesday, January 5, Frederick and Braddock Districts, Nos. 2 and 24. Thursday, January 6, Liberty District, No. 8. Friday, January 7, Buckeystown Dis trict, No. 1. Saturday, January 8, Tuscarora Dis trict, No. 21. SECOND WEEK. Monday, January 10, Linganore Dis trict, No. 19. Tuesday. January 11, Hauvers and Walkersville Districts, Nos. 10 and 26. Wednesday, January 12, Middletown District, No. 3. Thursday, January 13, Creagerstown District, No. 4. Friday, Japuary 14. CatoctinandPeters ville Districts, Nos. 6 and 12. THIRD WEEK. Monday, January 17, Woodville Dis trict, No, 18. Tuesday, January 18, Johnsville Dis trict, No. 17. Wednesday, January 19, Mechanics town District, No. 15. Thursday, January 20, Jefferson Dis trict, No. 14. Friday, January 21, New Market Dis trict, No. 9. Saturday, January 22, Jackson District, No. 16. FOURTH WEEK. Monday, January 24, Urbana District, No. 7. Tuesday, January 25, Emmitsburg Dis trict, No. 5. Wednesday, January 26, Mt. Pleasant and Burkittsville Districts, Nos. 13 & 22. Thursday, January 27, Woodaboro and Ballenger Districts, Nos. 11 and 23. Friday, January 28, Lewistown Dis trict, No. 20. SPECIAL NOTICE. Supervisors are hereby notified not to bring their accounts before the day as signed for their district. Also to report all Road Graders, Road Tools, Bridge Lumber, Culvert Pipe and other proper ty in their possession belonging to the County. By order of Board. FRANK M. STEVENS, Harman L. Gaver, Clerk. President, dec 22 4t PIANO SALE. New Pianos $125 up; Second-hand $25 up. Organs $lO up. Easy terms, $5.00 Monthy on new pianos. Over a dozen makes at lowest factory prices, including the Famous Lehr sold 20 years at Birely’s Palace of Music. Phone 455-R. CRAMER’S PALACE OF MUSIC, noy 11 6mo Frederick, Md, WE OFFER YOU One of the Most Attractive Stocks of 33EOX.XI>A'Sr OI3FXS Ever offered by a jewelry store in Frederick. Our Prices Are Right. We Respectfully Solicit Your Patronage. McCleery’s Jewelry Store, 48 North Market St., next to “The News,” Frederick, Md, XMAS AT COVER’S! - - mm n ♦ ♦ | We have on Display a Fine Line of I CHRISTMAS CANDIES, NUTS, FIGS, DATES and ORANGES. Also Staph; and Fancy Groceries. Quccnswarc and Japanese Ware, “Wcarcvcr" Aluminum Ware. FLOURS and FEEDS. NOTICE:—We will discontinue giving Coupons for Aluminum Ware December 3i, IPIS. Watch for Premium Announce ment at later date. Vour Patronage Solicited. W. H. COVER, Chinch Street, Thurmont, Md., APPROPRIATE GIFTS AT j WATERS’ PHARMACY! Jewelry, Dressing Sets, Thermos Dottles, Stationery. Hand Dags, Christmas Post Cards, Sewing Sets. Cigars. School Satchels. Fountain Pen Sets, Bath Drnshes. Tissue and Tracing Carbon Paper, Pocketbooks. Hand mirrors. i Large variety of Books—-Latest Fiction. i SAM’L LONG O DEALER IN HARDWARE AND GROCERIES, THURMONT, MARYLAND. ANNO UNCEMENT! Owing to the steady increase in our business, it is necessary to have more room to display our stock and accommodate our patrons. About January 1, 1916, we will move into our new building, where we will have the Largest, Most Modern, and Best Equipped Store Room in this community, with ample facilities to enlarge our business. We wish to thank our friends and patrons for the very liberal patronage which has made this possible, and to solicit a continuance of same. In the meantime do not forget that we are ready for Christmas with a Large and Complete Stock of everything in our line. With best wishes for a Merry Christmas and happy New Year to all, I am Yours for business, SAM’L LONG. NOTICE! There will be a meeting of the Stock holders of the Thurmont Bank, TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1916. between the hours of 1 p. m. end 3 p.m., for the purpose of electing Directors for the ensuing year. LESTER S. HI RELY, dec 9 5t President. NOTICE! Citizens Savings Bank, Thurm mt, Md. Dec. 8, 1915. Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of the Holders of Weekly De posits of the Citizens Savings Bank of Thurmont, Md., will be held at its Bank ing House, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1916, between the hours of Id a. m. and 2 p. rn., for the purpose of electing a Board of Fifteen Directors, to manage the af fairs of the said bank for the year 1916. STANLEY R. DAMUTH, dec 9 5t Cashier. INK IN THE Mutual Fire Insurance Co. OF CARROLL COUNTY. The lowest rates of any Company do ing business in this State. NO PREMIUM NOTES REQUIRED. W. H. Cover, Agent. feb 11 ly THURMONT, MD faille oV s\xccew. Uet>6\\le 1o cfom a&axOfcCUcouxiX. Citizens Savings Hank GEO. W. STOCKSDALE THURMONT, Ml). Dealer In Hardware, Groceries, Cement, Plaster, Wall Finish, Galvanized Iron and Felt Eoofings, Feed, Seeds, Phosphate, Wire Fencing,and Gates. Prompt Attention Given All Orders. net I 14 NOTICE! 1 have moved my HARNESS STOKE to the Second Floor of MASONIC BUILDING where 1 will he prepar ed to fur nish my patrons and the public generally with all HORSE EQUIPMENT. Repairing neatly and promptly done. Also SHOE REPAIRING in all brandies. A full stork of Rubber Heels on hand at all times. Respeetfnllv, JOS. C. OEHNANO. nov 26tf ESTABLISHED 1874 - Mlpl'' f 1 Mlc 4 Tit CRMOaVT MARBLE & GRANITE WORKS All Work Executed With Tools Driven 11\ ('ompressed Air. Cutting Decidedly Better Than Those I’sed hy Hand. We gently remind our friends and pa trons that we have in stock a desirable Lot of .Monuments, Grave Stones Etc., that we are selling at as low a price as any reliable dealer in the State, and on Liberal Terms. You will receive fair and courteous treatment. OUR REFERENCE:—Those with whom we have been dealing for the past 37 years Peter N. Hammaker. SANFORD L. SHAFFER Licensed Real Estate Agent and Broker THURMONT, MD. THIS WEEKS SPECIALS FOII SALE. Four Fne Building lots on Carroll St. extended. Several Modern Cottages in fine loca tion. Twenty Acre fine farm land on Grace ham— Thurmont road Several Large Building tots at “VVood ( side. ” j Comfortable Home with acre ground along State lt<> <i at edge of town. Fifty acre farm on State Road one mile from Thurmont. Sixty acre farm almost in Creagers town. Ail improvements. One building lot on Altamont ave. Seven Room Hu eon Walnut street it bargain pric • Small comfort iblehomeon East street if bought at once. Several Fruit, and Garden Farms in fine condition. Severable comfortable homes in Grace ham. Wanted At Once. Small, but com f ortable home in good condition, in or near town. Purchaser will invest SI,OOO or $1,200 if suited. Call on or w rite Sanford L. Shaffer. Phono No. 27 Lock Box 76 Thurmont, Maryland.