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Pm Wished every Thursday at Thurmont
Md., by The Clarion Publishing Co.
JAS. U. FIBOB, Business Manager.
Board of Directors:
J. T. Wabschb, Pres., M. L. Crbager,
C. M. Mackley, Treat., J. K. Waters,
Jab. H. Piror, Sec’y C. C. Waters,
P. N. Hahmakbr.
TRRMS: On* Dollar per annum in advance. Sl
■ontha, joc. Trial aubacripllona, Three mombi, j
Uopaper wlllbedltcontinued until paid up.
Advertises Rate* will be given on application
Tbe publisher reserves tbs privilege of declining a
•Sere (or space
Intered at Tbormont Postofflce as Second
Glass Matter.
After The Fee System.
The County Commissioners nr
after the foe system and intend to
eee that Constables are not given
#B.OO for every vagrant taken to the
House of Correction. This is absurd,
when the railroad fare is less than
one-half this amount if mileage is
If you will look on page 57 of the
last Auditor’s report you will get the
situation at a glance, when you see
the three magistrates of Frederick
District got #1974.50 out of a total
of 52249.79 gotten by all the magis
trates in the county.
It shows that these magistrates
“know their job” and work it. Much
of this is likely brought about by
having a very “stern” (?) magis
trate who will not allow either the
Setter or the spirit of the law to la 1
-disobeyed, hence many eight dollars
plus. It wont take a very powerful
microscope to see the reason for all
these excessive fees and Mr. Commis
sioner the taxpayers want you to do
your duty fearlessly, even though
these self-same constables are your
appointees, whose feelings you might
want to hurt, but you must remem
ber “duty” is the thing the taxpay
er wants. We reprint a portion of
si news item from the Daily News of
Tuesday U-aring on this subject.
“That the county commissioners are
determined to prohibit, as far as possi
ble, the payment of large fees to con
stables for taking persons to State insti
tutions is intimated by the war they have
recently begun to wage on the fee
“One commissioner stated that for
each single prisoner taken to a State
institution a constable receives eight
dollars. If more than one is taken at
the same time, eight dollars is paid for
one and several dollars less for the others.
“In reference to the latest case, in
which it is the intention of the county to
test the law and learn if a man named
John Burns, committed to the House of
Correction on a charge of vagrancy, can
not be released on habeas corpus pro
ceedings, a commissioner said that the
attorney to the board has been instruct
ed to examine the law on the subject.
He is expected to make his report shortly.
“ ‘We are aiming to knock out this
system,’ said the commissioner. ‘You
know that the nurses at Montevue are
now taking the place of constables in
taking inmates of the institution to other
places of confinement, and we intend to
break up the fee system if it is possible
to do it.'
“Commissioner Harry B. Witter said
he wanted to know what right a con
stable or a magistrate had to stop a man
on the road and ask him where he was
going simply because he was carrying a
package and a tin can on his back. ‘No
complaint had been made about this man’
said Mr. Witter ‘and he was not harm
ing anyone. I want to know if such peo
ple are subject to arrest. ’
“The commissioners claim that the fee
Is responsible for arrests in cases which
have no foundation.”
Will Give Play.
On Thursday evening, January 13,1916,
a play entitled, ‘‘Farm Folks,” will be
given in the Woodsboro Opera House by
talent of that place.
Improving Rapidly.
Miss Mary Freeze, who was operated
on for appendicitis recently, has return
ed from the hospital and is regaining
strength rapidly.
Fingers Hashed.
Last week one of the little .sons of Mr.
and Mrs. William Willhide got his fingers
in the cog wheels on a cutting box and
several of them were badly mutilated.
' The roads around Hot Springs, Va.
being too bad for automobiling, Pres
ident and Mrs. Wilson took a nine
mile walk through snow and slush
last Monday. Tuesday President
Wilson celebrated his 59th birthday,
elaborate preparations having been
made at his hotel for the event.
Cough Medicine For Children.
Mrs. Hugh Cook, Scottsville, N. Y.,
says: "About five years ago when we
were living in Garbutt, N. Y., I doctor
ed two of my children suffering from
colds with Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy
and found it just as represented in every
way. It promptly checked their cough
ing and cured their colds quicker than
anything I ever used. ” Obtainable every
Beautiful Xmas Services.
Exercises In Churches Enjoyed
By Many.
During the past week the churches in
this town and community held their
Christmas services.
With the exception of Saturday night,
weather conditions were ideal for going
about, and the churches were crowded
to capacity.
The services given here, we believe,
were somewhat above the average, the
music being very bright and catchy and
the recitations strictly such as pertain to
Christmas and the Christ child.
Due to the severe rain, snow and wind
storm which swept the east portion of
the country Saturday night, the United
Brethren service was postp ned until
Tuesd v evening.
Never before was so much attention
given to the music as was done this year.
This was made possible by the fact that
a number of our folks have learned the
violin and other instruments, and we can
boast of having a fairly good orchestra.
Those who assisted at the various churches
with violins were Mrs. S. E. Rose, Miss
Effle Winger, Messrs. Lloyd Freeze and
Arthur Rogers, while Messrs. Evers
Wilihide, Roscre Mtck'ey and Emory
Stottlemyer filled well the cornet and
trombone parts.
The decorations were simple in all the
churches, laurel and pine branches and
small trees being used.
(iiven Bin Inlay Surprise.
About forty good friends and members
of the Hewing /Circle, Church of the
Brethren, invaded the home of Elder and
Mrs. L. J. Flohr Monday evening, taking
the members of the home completely by
surprise. These persons called on Elder
Flohr at this time to extend to him their
best wishes ami congratulations for a
long and happy life, the day being the
turning over of ano'her page In his
career- his birthday—the 56th.
Beside their good wishes, the party
left with Elder Flohr a large rocking
chair, an evidence of their esteem for
Much of the time during the evening
was spent in singing. Refreshments
were served and all went, home happy
for having spent a most delightful even
ing in this home. Those in the party
were; Mr. and Mrs, L. J. Flohr, Mr.
and Mrs Evers Weddle. Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Schildt, Mr. and Mrs Joseph
White, Mr. ano Mrs. John Wcybright,
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Flohr, Mr. and Mrs.
Dick Brown of Foontsindalg, Mr. and
Mrs. Irvin Mackley, Mrs. John Items,
Mrs. Adams Kerns, Mrs. Lewis Kemp,
Mrs. Henry Sipes, Mrs. Lizzie Behold,
Mrs. Jennie Ecker, Misses Anna Wolf.
Ruth, Mildred and Unia Kerns. Sadie,
Ida, Elizabeth and jfathleen Schildt,
Kathleen Weddle, Ruth Weyhright, Ada
Etzler, Messrs. Saylor Alfred
White, Howard, Leonard add Paul
Schildt, Franklin Weddle, Paul Wolf,
and Franklin Brown.
Auto Owners Take Notice.
Just at this season of the year when
persons fortunate enough to own an au
tomobile are more or less vexed over the
increase in price of gasoline, senuiing
new license for 1910, and the almost cer
tainty of having another tax imposed on
them, there comes the report from Chi
cago that a disease termed "petromortis”
has made its appearance. Reports from
Chicago says:
“Eugene M. Bumphrey, a lawyer, is
dead at his home here of what physicians
term “petromortis” or automobile gas
poisoning. According to physicians it is
the first fatal case in Chicago from that
“An idea of the violence with which
“petromortis” attacks its victims, was
given by Dr. John D. Ellis, head of the
department of occupational diseases of
Rush Medical College.
“The thing is new to science in some
of its aspects,” said Dr. Ellis. “Persons
who are subject to vertigo may be at
tacked when in a close, small garage.
The danger lies in a fgil/ure of certain
elements in the gasoline to owdjpe. In
any event there is a quick suffusion of a
violent gas that renders the victim faint.
Thus if the exhaust of an automobile
continues, the result Is almost instant
“The post-mortem showings are those
of brain and lung congestion.'
“Bumphrey went to his garage to get
his automobile in which he intended to
deliver a number of Christmas gifts to
poor families. An hour later his body
was found on the floor of the garage, the
engine of the automobile was running
and the small room filled with gas fumes.”
On Monday evening, December 27th,
1915, Miss Minnie C. Long, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Long of Rocky
Ridge, and Mr. Leßoy M. Rhodes, of
Creagerstown, were united in marriage
at the Reformed parsonage in Thurmont
by the Rev. P. E. Heimer, Ph. D.
Dangei' Signal.
If the fire bell should ring voqld you
run and stop it or go and help to put out
the fire? It is much the same way with
a cough. A cough is a danger signal as
much as a fire bell. You should no more
try to suppress it than to stop a fire 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 re
sults. It is especially valuable for the
persistent cough that so often follows a
bad cold or an attack of the grip. Mrs.
Thomas Beeching. Andrews, Ind., writes:
“During the winter ray husband takes
cold easily and coughs and coughs. Cham
berlain’s Cough Remedy is the best med
icine for breaking up these attacks and
you cannot get him to take any other.”
Obtainable everywhere.
Amount of Pork Salted
Down for 1916.
Number of Hors and Pounds
The following record of the number of
hogs killed and the number of pounds of
pork raised to be consumed and stored
away in this community has been made
up by our good friend Mr. Jos. C. Mar
tin. He gathered this information prin
cipally for his own satisfaction and after
seeing that the amount climbed so high
in pounds, thought it worth bringing to
From information obtained, Mr. Mar
tin finds that, in town and within a radius
of one mile from the centre of the town,
122 families fed. grew and slaughtered
377 hogs. This is a fraction more than
three hogs per family. The aggregate
net weight of the 377 hogs was 103,497
pounds, or three pounds short of 51J tons.
The average number of pounds per family
would be 841 J. Hogs killed and shipped
out of the circle are not included in the
Mr. Martin finds that at least 50 per
cent of the town’s householders did not
feed nor butcher hogs, and for these an
additional 50 tons might be reckoned.
Mt. St. Mary’s Items.
A happy New Year to the Clarion
and all its readers.
The Masses at St. Anthony on New
Year’s Day are the same as on Sunday,
7.30 a. m. and 10.30 a. m.
The Christmas celebration at St. An
thony this year was beautifully carried
out. Midnight mass on Xmas eve was
.-.ung by Rev. G. H. Tragesser. The
church was beautifully decorated with
garlands, and the electric lights in the
choir loft added greatly fo decora
tions. Just prior to the 12 o’clock mass
the whole community was startled by ths
music from Larry’s (lute, was about
quarter of twelve ft’clpck When the flut
ist made his visit to the mountain side.
This year Larry hud a chain of automo
biles benjnd him reaching from the school
house to St. Anthony’s ehqroh. The flute
was plainly heard at St. Joseph's Acad
emy, gt. Anthony’s church was crowd
ed to its capacity at the midnight mass,
and nearly everyone present received
Holy Communion.
Several evenings ago a number of men
of St. Anthony’s Parish called upon Rev.
Tragesser, and consulted him in regard
lorming a Young Men’s Lyceum in the
parish. He at once consented, and since
that time an organization has been form
ed and the following officers elected, viz:
Honoaary JPresjdent, Rev. G. H. Trages
ser; President, Jqbn Jordan; V-President,
Ernest Seltzer; Secretary, Edw. Selt
zer; Treasurer, Joseph Homier. The ob
ject of this organization is to keep the
young folks of the parish together; fur
nish a/pusement and recreation for all,
and to look after a)j the sports and affairs
of the young folks. A smaj) member
ship fee will be charged.
The Lyceum officials will have charge
of the dance bo be held in St. Anthony’s
Hall on Monday night, January 3rd.
Conference to Meet Hero.
It has been announced that the next
annual convention of the Pennsylvania
Conference Branch of the United Breth
ren Church will be held in the United
Brethren church In this place during the
third week in June next. There are 103
societies in Pennsylvania and Maryland
under the jurisdiction of this conference
and it is expected there will be 160 dele
gates in Thurmont at that time.
Election of Officers.
The next meeting of the Community
Club wil( be held next Tuesday. Jan’y 4,
at Bp. m. This will be one of the most
important meetings of the year as the
election of officers will take place and
matters of interest to the club will be
presented at this time.
There will be a dance in St. Anthony’s
Hall, near Mt. St. Mary’s College. Mon
day evening, January 3rd. Should Mon
day be bad, dance will be held Tuesday
evening. Admission 50 cents per couple.
Refreshment ß * AJI are invited.
DIED. _ ~~
Obituaries, poetry and resolutions,
charged for at tbe fate pf five cents per
line, The regular opßth notices publish
ed free,
Leßoy, infant son of Mf- and Mrs.
Harry Stambaugh, of near Thurmont,
died Saturday, December 26th, aged
about eight months. Funeral services
were held Monday in the United Breth
ren church. Rev. Rob’t Huebener officiat
ing. M. L. Creager funeral director.
Mr. Peter S. Rouzer, an aged resident
of Rouzerville, Pa., died at his home in
that place Tuesday morning, December
28th, aged about 78 years.
Mr. Rouzer, from what we learn, mov
ed to his present home many years ago
and engaged in a general merchandise
business. He prospered, and as the years
passed, meny persons were attracted to
the locality. Finally the place was nam
ed Ropjieryill.e. This village, situated at
the foot of the mountains about two
miles from Peppißf. and several mi leg
from Waynesboro, has grown to consid
erable size, has Rs own water system, a
large High School building and otbef (im
provements, Mr. Rouzer being the load
ing spirit behind them all.
Many of the older residents of
mont and community will remember Mr.
Rouzer, he being a son of the late Mar
tin Rouzer, and born on what is generally
known as the Payne farm several miles
north of Thurmont. He Is a first cousin
to Mr. Uriah Warrenfels and second cous
in to Mr. D. R. Rouzer of this place.
For many years he has been a member
of Good Samaritin Lodge of Odd Fellows,
Funeral services will be held Saturday
January 1, 1916.
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 I, 19J6, we will move into our new building, where
we will havethe 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, 1 am
Yours for business,
Frederick, Md.,
December 13. UMfl.
The January session of the County I
Commissioner* will commence at their j
office in the Court House, on
The first two days will be devoted to !
general business and appointment of
Road Supervisors will be settled with
and new appointments made in accord
ance with the following schedule:
Wednesday, January 5, Frederick and
Brsjdoek 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- iL
Monday, January 10, Linganore Pia=
trict, No. 10. I
Tuesday, January 11, Hauvers and
Walkcrsville Districts, Nos. 10 and 26.
Wednesday, January 12, Middletown
District, No. 3.
Thursday, January 13, Croagerstown
District, No. 4.
Friday, January 14, Catoctlnand Peters
ville Districts, Nos. 6 and 12.
Monday, January 17, Woodvllle 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.
Monday, January 24, Urbana District,
No. 7.
Tuesday, January 25, Emmitsburg Dis- j
trict, No. 5.
Wednesday, January 26, Mt. Pleasant
and Burkittsville Districts, Nos. 13 & 22.
Thursday, January 27, Woodsboro and
Ballenger Districts, Nos. 11 and 23.
[Friday, January 28, Lewistown Dis
trict, No. 2s.
Supervisors are perepy notified not to
bripg their accounts before (the day as
signed for their district. Also to report
all Hoad Graders, Road Tools, Rridgp
Lumber, Culvert Pipe and other proper.- |
ty in their possession belonging to the I
By order of Board.
Harman L. Gaver, Clerk. President,
dec 22 4t
There will be a meeting of the Stock
holders of the Thurmont Bank,
between the hours of 1 p. m. snd 3 p.m., (
for the purpose of electing Directors for ,
the ensuing year. j (
dec 96t president. j
For your patronage we
to assure you that our efforts to give Complete
I Satisfaetion will he continii'd.
We want you to feel that Your Interests
are our first consideration—in reality, we are
your servants, working for YOIIK success—
for by serving YOU faithfully and with sat
isfaction we succeed.
I Furniture and Undertaking.
Cor, Carroll & E, Main Sts,, Thurmont, Md.
Agent for Flashlights & Supplies
New Supplies on Hand at All Times.
All Orders Rect ive Prompt Attention.
dec 29 6moa Phone 43F--2. Emmitsburg
McCleery’s TEST
Reliable Goods. Watch. Clock and Jewelry
Right Prices. Repairing Guaranteed.
| Prompt Service.
Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
|The lowest rates of any Company do
ing business in this Statu.
W. H. Cover, Ageat.
feb 11 ly THURMONT, Ml).
Property fur Sale.
House and Lot situated on Carroll
street, Thurmont, Md.; house containing
six rooms, attic, good cellar. Large lot
and garden. Everything in first-cl<ss
condition. This property is that of the
late Catherine Wilhide. For further in
format on write or call on
phone 43 3 Thurmont, Md.
poy 25 2 mqs
a, j
fotoXe wi\
Citizens Savings Bank
Under this head will appear, free of
, charge, the date and character of public
sale, for which bills have been printed at
I The Clarion Office. Space herein may
be secured when bills are printed else
where at thp rate rate of SI.OO for the
• peasop.
i March 8, 1916, 10 o'pjpclc. Joseph Shriner
will sell porses, cttle and farm irpple
! nnents on the Biggs farm near Rocky
j Ridge. Doc. Smith, auot,
March 10, 1910, 10 o'clock, Charles E.
Wilhide will sell horses, cattle and farm
implements I 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.
Citizens Savings Bank,
Thurmont, 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
I Thurmont, Md., will be held at its Bai.k
--i fn'g || ousel
WEDNE'DAy, JANUARY 12, 1916,
between the hours of IQ a. m. and 2 p.
m., for tpe purpose of ejecting a Hoard j
of Fiftpep pjrectppp, tp fpanage the af
fairs of the said bank for fh e yP9 r *916. '
dec 9 fit Cashier, i
Dealer In
Hardware, Groceries,
Cemaat, Plaster,
Wall Finish,
Galvanized Iren and
Felt Roofings,
Feed, Seeds, Phosphate,
Wire Fencing,and Gates.

Prompt Attention Given
All Orders.
oct 1 14
I have moved my HARNESS
STORE to the Second Floor of
where I will be prepared to fur
nish my patrons and the public
generally with a||
Repairing neatly and promptly
done. Also
in ail branches. A full stock
of Rubber Heels on hand at all
nov 26tf
AH Work Executed With Tools
Driven Hy Compressed Air.
Cutting Decidedly Better Thun Thoue
Used by 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 year*
Peter N. Hammaker.
Licensed Real Estate Agent and Broker
Four Fne Building lots on Carroll St.
Several Modern pottages in fine loca
Twenty Acre fine fartp land on Qracp
|iapi—Thprrponf road-
Several Large B'lilfjjng Lots af “WPO(|-
I side."
I Comfortable Home with acre ground
along State Read at edge of town.
Fifty acre farm on State Road one
mile from Thurmont. *
Sixty acre farm almost in Creagers
town. All improvements.
One building lot on Altamont ave.
Seven Room Home on Walnut street
at bargain pric ■.
Small comfortable home on East street
if bought at once.
Several Fruit and Garden Farms in
fine condition.
Severable comfortable homes in Grace
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 siiited.
Call on or w rite
Sapfopd L. Staffer.
Phgn* No. 27 Lgck Bfx 76
Thurmont, Maryland.

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