Published every Thursday at Thurmont
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.
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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
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
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
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.
During the storm Monday afternoon,
lightning struck the residence of Mr.
Chas. Shields, tearing off a portion of
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
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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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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?”
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)
And never paid;
which I would love to advertise if per
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
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
Marion G. Warner,
Director of Imperial Orchestra, Creag
Obituaries, poetry and resolutions,
charged for at the rate of five cents per
line. The regular death notices publish
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
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.
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.
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
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
SUGAR’S UNDERSELLING STORE,
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.
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. Let me whisper softly,
neighbor, soon this staff, now pure
1 and chaste, will be wearing clothes
of paper, and will eat the office paste.
There arc 502 consumers of tannin
in the United States who use annual
ly <>25,00 I cords of hemlock bark,
21)0,000 cords of oak bark, and 380,-
(XX) cords of chestnut wood.
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