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Md. by The Clarion Publishing Co. J AS. 11. FIKOK, Business Manager. Board of Directors: J. T. Wabschb, 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 months, 50c. Trial subscriptions, Three months, •; Nopaper will be discontinued until paid up. Advertising Rates will be given on application The publisher reserves the privilege of declining a offers for space Entered at Thurmont Postofflce as Second Class Matter. THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1916. Road Contract Given Out. Heavy Grading To Be Done; Three Bridges To Be Rebuilt. Last week the State Roads Commiss -011 awarded the contract for building 3 9(i miles of road from Thnrmont north. This piece of road extends from Thurmont to the Peddicord residence near Mt. St. Marys C dlege. F. C. Gross of Balti more, was given the contract, his bid being $46,052.94. The contract for the section of road from the Peddicord residence to Emmitsburg has not been let, bids received on same having been rejected. The Commission is now advertising for bids on this sec tion. It mav be news to tnanv of our read ers to know that Mr. L R. Waesche, of this place, made a bid on this piece of work, the matter of one thousand doll ars keeping him from securing the con tract. Through Mr. Waesche we have been permitted to see the blue prints of this piece of road. The work will begin at the W. M. railroad bridge and will practically follow the present grade of the pike until the crossroads north of Dr. Prudhomme’s home. This hill will be cut down 2J feet the earth used to fill south of the hill. Leaving this hill little grading will be done until at the point where the old mill race crosses the pike. From this point a (ill will be made, the greatest depth being about five feet. This fill will grad ually diminish until near the blacksmith shop. The two bridges across Owen’s creek will be torn out and new reinforced concrete structures built. The next grading of any consequence will be at Payne’s hill. A culvert will be put in where a spring branch now crosses the pike. From that point a fill will he made until Little Owen’s creek is crossed and the hill is met. Portions of this fill will be five feet. The bridge will be replaced with a concrete struct ure, the bed of the road over the stream to be It! inches higher than at present. The bridges will be 24 feet in width, walls included. In fact the entire road will be 24 feet wide, 14 feet macadam center and a five foot shoulder 011 each side. This is an improvement over the road south of Thurmont. Payne’s hill proper will be cut down eight feet. The third hill or the one en countered before reaching the entrance gate to David G. Zentz’s farm will be cut five feet. A fill will be made until hill 4 is reached, this hill to be graded 2J feet, and hill 5, near the entrance to William Lohr’s farm, cut down 3 feet. From this point to the road turning to the left just before the Peddicord pro perty is reached very little grading will be done. Mr. Forcythe, who will do the work, was in town Tuesday looking for men. Work will begin soon as the job is ex pected to be finished by November 30th. While the work at Franklinville and Payne’s hill is being done the pike will likely be closed. The hill is solid rock and a great amount of blasting will have to be done. There are county road, how ever, which are in fairly good condition between Mt. St. Mary’s and Thurmont over which travel will be made. Sabillasville News. During the storm Monday afternoon, lightning struck the residence of Mr. Chas. Shields, tearing off a portion of the roof. Two cases of appendicitis have devel oped within a few days in the vicinity of the village. Mr. Winfield Brown was taken ill on Friday and was in a serious condition when taken to the Frederick city hospital on Saturday morning. His condition at present is said to be serious. The second case was that of Miss Edna Kendall who was taken to Frederick on Monday morning. Miss Kendall is said to be doing as well as could be expected. Mrs. Rose, of Baltimore, is progress ing with the play to be given by the patients at the Sanatorium. The Classic Dance which is being managed by her daughter will be one of the interesting features of the performance. Fifteen children are to take part in this dance. The date for St. John’s Reformed pic nic has been set for August 26th. Misses Lillie Cronise and Mamie Akers of Frederick, and Amy Clarke of Wash ington, D. C., are guests at the Reform ed parsonage. Constipation and Indigestion. “I have used Chamberlain’s Tablets and must say that they are the best I have ever nsed for constipation and indig estion. My wife also used them for in digestion and they did her good,” writes Eugene S. Knight, Wilmington, N. C. Chamberlain’s Tablets are mild and gen tle in their action. Give them a trial. You are certain to be pleased with the agreeable laxative effect which they pro duce. Obtainable everywhere. Advertiieueut. Sunday School Picnic. Everything Ready For Big Day In Eyler’s Grove. Members of the United Brethren Sun day School, this place, are preparing to hold their sth Annual Picnic in Eyler’s Grove on Saturday of this week. This grove is reached from Carroll street extended, the same lying in the rear of the dwellings recently erected along this street. It is a delightful place, is easy of access an abundance of shade and free of rocks and undergrowth. The committee in charge are making every effort to make those who attend have a good time. There will be plenty of music, ice cream and ice water to keep down the temperature should the day be exceedingly warm. There w ill be speaking for those who wish to hear principal topics of the times discussed. Pack your baskets, bake cakes and prepare to have an old time picnic dinner Saturday of this week in Eyler’s grove. The picnic will continue until late when same will be turned into a festival. Ihe grove will be brilliantly lighted and made attractive for both occasions. Don’t bother about rain; attend the picnic. Personal. Mrs. Charles W. Trcxell and little daughters, who were the guests of Mrs. A. A. Troxel, was culled suddenly home in Brooklyn, N. Y., on account of the sudden illness of her husband. Mias Esther Heimer was elected as teacher of the fourth grade in the Eliza bethtown public scoool at u salary of $55 1 per month of a nine months term. Elizabethtown is in Lancaster Co, Pa. There ate 10 teachers employed in the school. Mr. H. O. Sebring together with his wife and two children, H. 0., Jr., and Lula, spent Sunday with his sister, Mrs. S. E. Rose. The party was returning from an auto trip through New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania to their heme in Sebring, Ohio. Loys Letter. Mrs. Charles Long and daughter Sibyl, of near Rocky Ridge, spent Sunday last with her daughter, Mrs. Minnie Rhodes of this place Mrs Annie M. Martin and daughter Miss Beulah, spent Monday with Mrs. Catherine Martin and family. Miss Beulah Martin spent Monday even ing with Miss Emma Kump. Mrs. George W. Pittenger and son Harvey, were visitors in Thurmont on on Tuesday evening of last week. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Moser of Le- Gore valley, were the guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Washington Pitten ger. Messrs. Clarence and Harvey Pitten ger, and Jesse Fox, were visitors in Thurmont on Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Leßoy Rhodes spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Long, of near Rocky Ridge. Creagerstown Letter. Mr. and Mrs. Milliard Hoffman and daughter, MissGlenna Hoffman of Balti more, are spending several weeks vaca tion with friends and relatives in and aboue this community. The Monocacy Valley Band gave an open air concert at Creagerstown on Sat urday evening, July 15th, which attracted a large crowd. The band received many compliments upon the ability and style of rendering many classic selections. Said band will furnish music for a festival to be held at Creagerstown, by the ladies of St. John’s Reformed Church, on Saturday evening July 29th. Many arrangements are being made to make this a pleasant occassion for one and all. Lend a helping hand. Mr. Lewis F. Miller has returned home from Frederick City Hospital, where he underwent a surgical operation that proved very successful, and he is recu perating rapidly. His many friends wish him a speedy recovery. Mr M G. Warner will play the Fair and Chautauqua Circuit in Virginia and the Eastern Shore of Maryland, with the Pocomoke Concert Band, beginning the first week in August. The St. John’s Lutheran Church wil| hold Mid-summer Communion servicas on Sunday morning, July 30th at 10 a.m. Rev. Chas. Shilke, the presiding pastor will conduct the services, and will also make a financial report for the past year that will be quite interesting. Prepara tory services immediately after the sermon Mr, and Mrs. Geo. Hankey of York, Pa., who was visiting Mrs. Wm. G. Kolb have returned home. Mrs, Franklin Pearle and sons of Bal timore, spent several days with Mr. and Mrs. James Hann. Master Jessie will remain here for several weeks. Mrs. Franklin Miller, of Kennedysville Eastern Shore, Md.. is visiting her rela tives in this place. Mr. and Mrs. Elroy Whitmore spent Sunday with Mr. Geo. W. Hann and family. Mr. Hahn is very ill at this time. Master Russell Warner of Frederick, spent last week with his grand-mother Mrs. Jane Warner. Miss Sue Stevens of Baltimore, is vis iting her sister, Miss ’ Bercie Stevens this week. Several prominent ministers and ora tors have been engaged for the Creagers town pic-nic on August 12th. Taking Big Chances. It is a great risk to travel without a bottle of Chamberlain’s Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy, as this prepara tion caunot be obtained on the trains or steamships. Attacks of bowel complaint are often sudden and very severe, and everyone should go prepared for them. Obtainable everywhere. Advertisement. Communications Addressed to the Editor. [The Clarion desires it to be distinct ly understood that it is not responsible for the views and opinions expressed in letters appearing under this head. ] Reply to Social Item. Having read an account in last week’s issue of the Thurmont Clarion of the “would have been” successful social function had it not been marred by the Creagerstown Orchestra of which I, Mar ion G. Warner, am director, I beg to be allowed to make a senseable reply thro’ the same issue this week to the curt and sarcastic claims which have been some what misconstrued. I could not control the weather condi tions, but the Supreme Ruh f above made or permitted the weather on Thursday evening, July 13th, to be one of a terrific rain, wind and electric storm, the most severe in this locality this year. How was I to know that it merely poured rain in Thurmont? This being no excuse. And we valued our lives and health far above the few dollars we were to receive for our services, not considering the misera ble drive it would have been. The Social Item says “for cause not yet known”. They admit it poured down rain but cannot imagine why I di 1 not come. Just slop here and apply the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them to do unto you,” Re verse the occasion for instance. Suppos ing the Creagerstown orchestra was giv ing the dance at their own town and “you 75” and your orchestra were invit ed, how many could honestly and truth fully say “I would have been there?” Not one. 1 have b *en in the music business for quite a number of years and this is the first time 1 ever disappointed Thurmont, and you must admit that the weather was horrible. But Thurmont disappoint ed me twice when the conditions were favorable and 1 did not squeal and ad vertise it, but once more I played for a Grand Hall In the Town Hall (Thurmont) Actually engaged, And never paid; which I would love to advertise if per mitted. This is no insinuation or reflection upon the last committee, but 1 just want to show you that you people in Thurmont have no room to use me as a thing of amusement and jesting. My honest in tentions were to furnish music for your dance on July 13th and to endeavor to make it a success as far as we were con cerned, but under those prevailing cir cumstances I deemed it impossible and needless of explanation, and any reason able and well thinking person after some consideration would agree l with me. 1 rather do not blame the committee for the “slap” in the Clarion, but accuse some fellow musicians of a jealous dis position. I suppose your cake was real appetizeing, but occasionally we have cake at home. Thanks. As a rule the citizens of Thurmont haye always treated our organizations with much respect and we highly appre ciate it and even now 1 do not harbor ill feelings, but am simply defending my self and members from a useless and un worthy publication. We are ready and willing to furnish music for any and all occasions at Thur mont, if you desire it, hut hear in mind we are not endowed with any supernat ural power to bid the wind, rain and lightning to cease and it will obey, or to tell that is simply pouring down rain in Thurmont when it is doing everything that belongs to a real storm in Creagers town with all telephone connections cut off. Marion G. Warner, Director of Imperial Orchestra, Creag erstown, Md. DIED. Obituaries, poetry and resolutions, charged for at the rate of five cents per line. The regular death notices publish ed free. RODDY. Saturday morning, July 22nd, Mr. John H. Roddy, a prominent and influential citizen residing in the vicinity of Mt. St. Mary’s College, quietly passed away. Mr. Roddy had been ailing for some months. Mr. Roddy wa'9 a farmer and engaged extensively in the culture of fruit. Honey bees was his specialty, many pounds of honey having been sold by him in Thur mont and elsewhere. He at the time of his death was a di rector of the Citizens Savings Hank, hav ing been identified with this institution from the date of its founding. He also did more or less surveying. Funeral services were held Monday morning, July 24. services being held in St. Anthony’s church, near Mt. St. Mary’s. Interment was made in the cemetery on the hill. Mr. Roddy never married. He is sur vived by two brothers, William, at home, and Simon P., of Palatka, Fla., and two sisters, Misses Mary and Katherine. M. L. Creager & Son funeral directors. MARTIN. Mrs. Sarah Mt.rtin, widow of James P. Martin, died Thursday, July 20th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Samuel Reed at Catoctin Furnace. She was aged 75 years, 5 months and 18 days. She is sur vived by five children who are Mrs. Sam’l Reed and Mrs. McClellan Sweeney of Catoctin Furnace; Mrs. Charles Weddle, Thurmont; Harvey Martin, Woodsboro; Charles Martin, in Pennsylvania. The funeral took place on Sunday at 10 o’clock. Service at Lewistown Meth odist Episcopal church, and interment in adjoining cemetery. M. L. Creager and Son funeral directors. Children Cry FOR FLETCHER’S CASTO R I A J >\ 13 The Blindest person in the world is the one SAYS who Refuses to see. You Lose Money if You Refuse to See the Great Bargains Sugar is offering you in this mb sill! LADIES’ PARASOLS 79c The lady who refuses to see these beautiful pongee par sols will lose at least 75cts, and she really loses more than this when she loses the opportunity to possess this lovely parasol with fancy border. SMART CHECK SKIRTS $2.25 Any lady who refuses to see these beautiful check skirts misses a grand treat and loses more than SI.OO. The mod els are distinctively new. CHILDREN’S DRESSES 39c If you really love your little girl you won’t refuse to see these sweet dresses. When you see them you will certainly buy, and you will save money by doing it. They are made of Percale and can be had in a large assortment of patterns, and all sizes. CHILDREN’S COATS $1.49 It would be a positive crime to refuse to see these dainty coats, because they are undoubtedly tbe sweetest children’s coats ever shown. Made of fine Pique, handsomely trimmed with embroidery. Another good reason why you want to see them is the extraordinary low price. MEN’S UNDERWEAR 39c Every man knows that the famous B. V. D. Shirts and Drawers sell everywhere else for 50c‘ts a garment. Then why on earth would any man refuse to see them at the un derselling store for 39cls. BOYS’ SHIRTS 39c Now mothers, for the sake of your pocketbook please don’t refuse to see these shirts. You know that boys between the ages of twelve and fourteen years require shirts that have a little style about them, and the material must be able to stand the rough usage. These striped Madras shirts with collar at tached have the style and will give the service, and you will save money in buying them. Sugar's Tuesday Sale! LADIES’ SILK HOSE 21c At this price it is hardly possible that there is a lady in this county who will refuse to see these silk hose at the un derselling store. They are made of pure silk and can be had in black or tan, but they can only be had at this price on Tuesday. SUGAR’S UNDERSELLING STORE, THURMONT, MARYLAND. Til K TOW AS AN .ULV OF Til F. DItVS. [grading scientists of tlic I’a.-tu* r Institute have discovered that cow 's milk is one of the most powerful bracers known. It keys up the human system without interfering with common sense and clear judge ment. Milk has been the only “bracer” used for months by the French soldiers in the trenches and it is said that a liberal use of it before going into battle has had such won tierful effect that the French govern ment is urging its sale in preference to other soft drinks when the men are off duty. “As mild as milk” is a phrase now quite out of date. Tell it to soldier and civilian, to pugilist and pacifist, that their old friend, the cow, furnishes a stimulant as vit alizing as the product of distillery and brewery are devitalizing. The discovery will mean much to the far mer and cattle-raiser, to the captain of industry, to tier workingman and to everybody who desires to conserve his personal liberty to health, safely, happiness, and prosperity. Experts of the Forest Service esti mate that the farm woodlots of the United States contain from 200 to 300 billion board feet of lumber and from one to one-and-a-half billion cords of wood. on; staff. He always pays the grocer, and the coal man gets his dues, but he doesn’t seem to know, sir, that the editor needs shoes. lie hands it to the woodman, and the guy who sells him meat, but it never strikes this good man that reporters have to eat. The plumbers’ pay he doubles when the water pip s ace froze, but to think he never troubles that our bookkeeper needs cloths. The man he buys his booze from he pays promptly, on the dot, but the men he gets his nows from never even get a thought. lie buys poultry through our ads, sir, and he pays for it in cash, but he never thinks, he gad, sir, that were eating warmed up hash. He may eat his cake and honey, but he dosn’t seem to know that our pressman howls for money, and our ollico boy for dough. He bought an auto wagon, and he paid up promptly, too, but invariably he’ll lag on that subscrip tion overdue. 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