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THURSDAY. AUGUST 28, 1919.
Speculating In Farms.
Business Has Become Common
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 23—Buying
farm lands on a margin is common
among Nebraska capitalists now.
Even the small town wealthy men
have entered into the game, and as a
result the land boom that began some
months ago among the Eastern Ne
braka fanners who are desirous of
extending their holdings has swept
over the entire State, and thousands
of acres are changing hands each
week at constantly advancing prices.
Eastern Nebraska lands, in the
In-st farming districts of the State,
are now selling freely at prices very
little below those cf Illinois and lowa,
which have been regarded as the best
agricultural districts in the country
in recent years. Many of the sales
run into the three figures. A section
of wheat and corn land in Wayne
county sold for $237,000 recently;
other sales have been made as high as
$450 and SSOO an acre.
The fever has reached the ranch
country, where 15,000 acres sold for
$480,000. In Southwestern Nebras
ka, where even dry farming was a
partial failure up to the last five years,
when the rainfall has been very sat
factory, lands are selling at four and
five times what they did before the
war. In many cases the wheat crop
this year will practically pay the first
cost of the land.
Speculators are buying on margins
of SI,OOO, $2,000 and $3,000. This
gives them an option of purchase on
the land until next March, the usual
date fur shifting of tenants. If they
sell liefore that time which all of
them are now able to do, they clean
up from $5,000.t0 $20,000 on their
purchases. In a number of instances
land lias changed hands two or three
times since last April at advances to
taling SSO an acre. Bankers say that
not all farmers understand that these
are option sales, and that they are
likely to find themselves in an awk
ward position next March, they have
purchased other lands on the suppos
ition that their own have been sold.
Tin’ big prices now prevailing for
wheat, corn and hogs are large fac
tors in causing the marking up of
land values. At S3OO an acre, which
is not far from the average Eastern
Nebraska land sales, $lB per acre, net
gives 0 per cent, on the investment,
and with wheat at $2, corn at $1.70
and hogs at 23 cents, this is not dif
ficult to secure. Another factor lies
in the fact that the Federal land
hanks are loaning §looan acreim 33-
year mortgages, which as installments
on the principal are paid yearly, with
interest payments, are called “mort
gages that never become due,” and
therefore carry no hazard of loss to
the owner through foreclosure pro
Bankers are showing considerable
nervousness over the situation, as
they insist the value's are too high for
proper interest returns, and they pre
dict disaster to the spsculators the
minute any break occurs.
Light Draws Bug From Ear.
St. Louis, Aug. 23. —A woman’s
“fool notion” worked to relieve her
husband of intense pain after doctors
and neighbors had exhausted them
selves trying to force a bug to crawl
out of his ear.
Frank Ramey, of Hillsboro, 111.,
drove his wife to the home of her
parents near Donnellson for .a visit.
While he was tinkering with the
automobile a bug crawled in his ear.
He tried to pick it out, hut only
drove it into the inner ear. All of
the staple family remedies were tried
Two physicians were likewise un
successful, when it suddenly occurred
to the suffering man’s wife that all
hugs seemed to be attracted hy light
and she suggested that a light lie held
to his ear to see if it would coax the
The doctors smiled indulgently,
hut allowed her to hold an electric
flashlight against her husband’s ear,
gnd out came the bug.
The Committee on Living Coats,
appointed by Governor Harrington
has been holding daily sessions for
more than two weeks, in , the rooms
of the State Conservation Commission
in the Munsey Building. It consists
of Mr. VV. H. Killian, Chairman;
Judge Oscar Leser; Dr. George Barn
ett; Mr. Sylvan H. Lauchheimer; .
Mrs. W. R. Wood and Mr. John H.
Ferguson. Assisting the Committee
is Miss K. E. Braithwaite, a Special
ist from the Maryland Agriculture
College. The Commission has also
the cooperation of the Women’s Civic
League, who are especially valuable
in gathering information on retail
prices in the City, and the members j
of the Federated Women’s Clubs for
the counties, who are doing the same |
work for the State. Also aid is being |
received from the State Board of
Health, and other agencies of the j
City and State.
The list of retail prices in the mar
kets and stores, furnished daily to
the newspapers, is familiar to the
public, but the Committee is pursuing
a much broader and deeper inquiry.
Its policy is to gather the fundamen
tal facts that its statements may be
absolutely fair. The statements giv
ing these facts will be issued as de
veloped, and the Committee will re
serve its conclusions until it has all
the evidence in hand. One leading
commodity will be covered at a time
until the list is completed. The first
commodity definitely reported is sugar
which is important just at this time
because of the coming movement of
the Cuban crop, and because of the
fact that many have claimed that
i they have been charged excessive
| prices. The Committee advises that
I eleven cents a pound is a maximum
I fair charge for sugar, which advice
jis based upon a statement giving
I authorutively the work and opinion
of the United States Sugar Equaliza
tion Board, a Government agency,
appointed to forestall speculation and
| protect the public.
Why Preachers Don’t Strike.
“If the Devil were not working 24
hours a day, American preachers
might take a strike vote and let the
country go straight to ,” so stated
the Rev. John Roach Straton of New
“We preachers have a longer hill
of grievances, than any other class
|of workmen,” he said. “With the
exception of a few fat, overpaid city
preachers, we do not get enough mon
ey; we are neglected and have to talk
to empty pews; our children don't
get the advantages they deserve.
“If preachers had the same spirit
that labor has today we would parade
down Broadway carrying big signs
pleading for a $1.50 an hour for over
time. We would hire Madison Square
Garden and hum up the .seats with
our red-hot speeches. Then we would
draw up a resolution with a hundred
‘whereas’s’ and end hy stating flatly
that unless our demands were met at
once and without arbitration we would
“The only trouble with this plan
is that the Devil is working overtime
without a protest for higher pay
We have got to keep on. The spirit
of labor and capital today is absolute
ly greedy and covetous. There is no
! spirit of altruism or service in either.
The preachers still have that spirit.”
FOR FLETCHER S
CASTO R I A
Halted Pickett’s Charge.
Louisville, Aug. 23. —Andrew Cow
i an, lieutenant-colonel in the Civil
War, who commanded the Union
' battery placed near the famous ‘ ‘clump
i of trees,” at which General Pickett’s
charge was directed at the turning
point in the battle of Gettysburg,
; died at his home here today after a
; long illness.
Colonel Cowan was widely known
as the father of the movement which
developed a joint reunion of the Blue
and Gray at Gettysburg on the fiftieth
anniversary of that famous engage
ment. He was nearly 78 years old.
For 50 years he had been one of the
prominent figures in Kentucky.
SIOO Reward, SIOO
The readers of this paper will be
! pleased to learn, that there 1 at least
one dreaded disease that science has
been able to cure In all Its stages and
that Is catarrh. Catarrh being greatly
Influenced by constitutional conditions
requires constitutional treatment. Hall’s
Catarrh Medicine is taken Internally and
acts thru the Blood on the Mucous Sur
l faces of the System thereby destroying
the foundation of the disease, giving the
patient strength by building up the con
stitution and assisting nature In doing Its
work. The proprietors have so much
faith In the curative powers of Hall a
Catarrh Medicine that they offer One
Hundred Dollars for any rase that it falls
to cure. Send for Hat of testimonials.
Address P. J. CHENET ft CO.. Toledo.
Ohio. Sold by all Druggist, Tie. ,
Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Dotterer returned
home Saturday after spending several,
weeks with friends in Ohio and Pennsyl
Mrs. Annie Whitmore of Baltimore is
visiting her sister, Mrs. D. C. Hammett.
Miss Carrie Shriver of Baltimore is a
guest at the Nicodemus home on Car
' Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Drake of Brook
lyn, N. Y., are guests at Crow’s Nest.
Miss Mary McClellan of Baltimore is
spending her vacation at Crow’s Nest.
Miss Irma Bollinger of this place was
taken to Frederick City hospital last
week and operated on for appendicitis.
I Miss Minerva Root of Philadelphia is
spending some time with Miss Lillian
1 Miss Olive Martin of Richmond, Va. (
is visiting home folks at this time,
Mias Annie M. Pittenger spent Satur
; day and Sunday with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. C.eorge W. Pittenger, and fam
ily of Loys.
j Mr. Clayton J. Martin of Walkersville
spent Saturday in this place.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Martin spent last
Sunday with Mrs. Martin’s son, Mr.
Samuel Tressler, and family of Graceham.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey M. Pittenger
spent Friday evening in New Midway.
Mrs. Daniel Sherfey of Westminster
spent a week with her daughter, Mrs.
William H. Martin, and family.
Mr. Joseph Tressler of Rocky Hill
spent Sunday with his mother, Mrs. Sam
uel Martin, and family of Loys.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence R. Moser of
Good Intent spent Sunday lyitfo N}r. ant}
Mrs. George W. Pittenger and famjly ql
| .Mr. and Mrs. John M. Hoffman and
three children and M r - Charles Hoffman
all spent Sunday with Mr, Jesse Fog and
family of near Creagerstowr,.
Institute For Negroes.
Charlotte, N. C., Aug. 23. — Repre
sentative Negroes from all the Southern
states east of the Mississippi, including
Maryland and Virginia, will meet at
j Charlotte for a three day conference on
the Nation-Wide Campaign of the Episco
pal Church, and other questions involved
in Church work among the Negroes of
Suffragan Bishop Henry B. Delany,
one of the leaders of the Negro Church
men of the South, will preside, and
among others attending will be the Rev.
Dr. L). Patton, National Director of the
Nation-Wide Campaign, and Jamee H-
Dillard. LL. D, member of the General
Education Board and Trustee of the
American Church Institute for Negroes,
both of whom will deliver addresses.
The general purpose of the conference
is to map out a plan under which Episco
pal Church v.' ork in the South fhall be
i as-'g-i d tii pl.ee in Reconstru Mon
! program of tin Chu .l. which iui.upo.t
--j ame warrants.
Lady Forgets!7) Child.
On Sunday last when the westbound
Western Maryland passenger train was
nearing Westminster, a woman having
two small children with her arose and
asked a woman sitting near her to please
care for her little child for a few min
utes. The child was sleeping and the
lady consented to look after the infant.
! Westminster was reached and the woman
failed to put in her appearance after the
the train left the station. Thecaretaker
became alarmed and notified the con
| ductor. A trip through the train failed
: to locate the woman, and the conductor
■ remembered a woman as described leav
ing the train at Westminster. The con
ductor reported the event at New Wind
sor and was instructed to take the child
I to Hagerstown.
, We are informed that early Monday
morning the woman went to Hagerstown
| and took possession of the baby, stating
I that she bad forgotten the child.
Coming To Frederick.
State Forester, F. W. Lesley, will visit
Frederick County on Wednesday, Sep
tember 3rd, for the purposeof examining
woodlands and advising the owners as
to their handling or the selling of timber.
He will also be glad to advise any who
are contemplating forest planting or who
have shade tree problems to consider.
Any applications sent direct to his
office 532 North Howard Street or made
j through the County Agent, P. A. Hauver
at the Court House, Frederick, will re
ceive attention. This serviee is rendered
| The State Forester will make his head
quarters at the County Agent’s office,
and from that point will visit the places
of any who make application.
Elected To High School Faculty.
The Board of Education has appointed
Rev. C. E. Woife, Rector of the Episco
pal Church of this place to a position on
: our High School Faculty.
Mr. Wolfe will take charge of the
Manual Training Department, for which
position he is splendidly equipped. This
work will require but part of Mr. Wolfe’s
time, and he will be enabled to continue
his pastoral work without interruption.
Mr. Wolfe will also devote considerable
time to the athletic activities of the boys.
The boys of our school are lucky to have
I the assistance of one so well qualified to
1 direct these two activities.
Ford Car Stolen.
On Saturday of last week Mr. Howard
Eigenbrode of near Graceham went to
Baltimore in his new Ford car. He left
the car standing in front of the I. O. 0. F.
Temple. When through business he went
to get his car but it had vanished. So
far as we know nothing has been beard
, of its whereabouts.
HOO IMy HOO
OWLS fsßlpl everywhere
Why Have Over 800,000 Men Become
Members In Less Than FIFTEEN
YEARS in O. O. O.?
And All Owls, WAKE UP!
For Full Information, Write—lf You Are
Not A Member, Inquire—And Join The Fastest
Growing Fraternal Order In The World.
3000 AMERICAN NESTS.
J. POMEROY WARRENFELTZ
asst, supreme supervisor.
In order that the people of Thur
mont may profit by the low prices
at which the Government is selling
Army Foodstuffs, we have secured
a supply of Pork and Beans and
while they last we will sell you a
large can for 15 cents.
Come in and get yours.
The Big Picnic. 1
Sat irday, September 6, 1919, Moun
ds ie Union Schools will hold their 35th
ann lal picnic in Wachter’s Grove at
Muuntaindale along the H. & F. R. R.
Both the Republican and Democrtic
nominees for Governor, State’s Attorney
Harry W. Nice and Attorney-General
Albert C. Ritchie, both of Baltimore,
will be present and make addresses from
the same stand. Several prominent m;n
isters will also be present and deliver ad
Select music by the Yellow Springs
Band, vocal music by the schools, special
singing by Prof. Geo. Ed Smith and
other professional singers. There will
an organ chime concert at 10.30 a. m. by
Prof. Ammon E. Cramer, and other
Come early; this is an all day picnic. |
Come where you see Mr. and Mrs. Ev
erybody and their children too.
Special fare of 40 cents round trip
from Frederick and Thurmont. Buy
your ticket at the stations. Special cars
The Best Plaster.
A piece of flannel dampened with Cha
mberlain’s Liniment and bound on over
the seat of pain is often more effectual
for a lame back than a plaster and does
not cost anything likeasmuch.
Tomatoes Reach Top Notch.
Seaford, Del., Aug. 26. —Tomatoes
reached the highest mark of the sea
son here, yesterday, when they sold
for 83 cents a five-eighths basket, an
advance of 28 cents over Saturday’s
selling price. Both Greenahaurn
Bros, and E. C. Ross local canners,
are operating on tomatoes but are '
not able to run to their capacity, hc
cause of the scarcity. The indications
are that tomatoes will go to SI per
basket before the wekk is over.
SPECIALIST IN CHRONIC DISEASES
You are not well. Send me your
name and address and I shall tell
you all about it and why.
nutSl ENLARGEMENTS WITH URIT APPUANCtS :•!
*; iM'TIM si
" HOME PORTRAITS • lionc'cKWPl ‘:!! >
Will be given FREE on any subject
pertaining to horses, their breeding, care
and diseases, to the subscribers of this
paper who will direct their inquiries to
The Maryland Breeding Bureau.
514 American Bldg., Baltimore Md.
July 3 13tbw
MARBLE & GRANITE WORKS
All Work Executed With Tools
Driven Hy Compressed Air,
Putting Decidedly Better Than Those
Used hy Hand.
We gently remind our friends and
P 'trous that we have the
Largest Stock of Granite Monuments
and Head Stones in FredericK County
that we are selling at as low a price
as any reliable dealer in the State, am'
on I iberal Terms. You will receive fail
and courteous treatment.
OUR REFERENCE:—Those with w 1 om
we have been dealing for the past 37 yt a
- N. Hammaker.
For 4 Months!
Just to introduce you to th - won- [
derful New McCall’s, wo oticr you
j a four months’ subscription f<-r 25
cents, giving you 4b<r nmloj ef
the ktt ten-cent today.
I Crest story wr-Uvs i>!:j Harold
[ T’ocGrath, Louis J%> \ h Vance,
I 1 ler. ior H. For er. J cx-tte Lee,
Ruth Comfort fv.. Mary
lleafin Vorsc, etc. Advice on
housekeeping, cooking, needle
work, cliild-care, gardening. In ad
dl'ion the fam >u Me a I fashion ’
FOR STATE SEN ATOR.
At the u r gent suggestion of in iii>
friends, I hereby announce rnvself as
candidate for the State Senile suljct
to the Republican prim tries in Sepern
I earnestly ao'icir von- support,
• C F. GDOi) iji.l.. M. n ,
July 31 tp Frederick District, No. 2
I hereby announce myself as a candi
’ date for Shu iff subject to the coming
Republican Primary election. I will ap
preciate your infl lence and support.
WM. O. WERTENBAKER.
aug 14 tp Frederick, Md.
FOR STATES ATTORNEY.
I am a candidate for the office of States
Attorney for Frederick County, on the
Republican ticket, subj ct to the prim
ary election in September For the sup- 1
port my friends give me I shall be very
- HOLDEN S. FELTON,
aug 14 tp* Frederick, Md.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
for State’s Attorney, subject to th : com
ing Republican primary election. I will
appreciate your interest and support,
apr 10 tt AARON R ANDERS.
FOR COUNTY TREASURER.
I wish to announce to the public that
I am a candidate for County Treasurer,
subject to the decision of the Republican
primaries. I will appreciate your sup
port and influence.
JOHN W. SNOOK,
may 22 If Creagerstown District.
FOR COUNTY TREASURER.
I hereby announce my candidacy for
County Treasurer from Frederick Dis
trict, No. 2, Frederick County Md. I
most earnestly desire the support of the
qualified voters of this county, subject
to the Republican primary this fall,
june 26 tf CLARENCE M. ALBAUGH.
FOR JUDGE OF THE ORPHANS’
Owing to my affliction it is impossible
for me to make a canvass in person to
see all. Therefore I take this method
of asking the Republicans for their sup
portat the c 'ming Primary. If nominated
and elected will give all my earnest con
sideration in all things concerning my
I am very respectfully,
CHARLES H. BUTTS,
aug 28tf ' Middletown Dist. No. 3.
FOR JUDGE OF THE ORPHANS’
’ I hereby announce my candidacy for
Judge of the Orphans’ Court, subject to
the decision of the Republican primary in
September. Your vote and influence
will be greatly appreciated.
DAVID M. A HIPP,
jul 31 tp Bu r kitlsville District, No. 22.
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER.
At the n quest of my many friends, I
hereby announce my candid icy for the
nomination of County Commissioner of
P’rederick county, subject to the Repub
lican piimary in September. I will great
ly appreciate your i- fluence and support.
VERNON T. SMITH,
july 31 tp’ Frederick District. No 2.
. TAKE THE BIG
: LOOP TRIP!
5 Braddock Heights,
For Particulars Ask Agent
H & F RAILWAY,
Order Mist on Sale*.
No. 9915 Equity.
In the Circuit Court for Frederick Coun
ty sitting in Equity.
July Term, 19'9,
In the Matter of the Report of Sales
l filed the sth day of August, 1919.
A. Scott Kuhn, et al.,
Laura L. Wolf, et al,,
ORDERED. Thit on the 29th day of
j August, 1919. the Court will proceed o act j
j upon the Report of Sales or Real Estate, t
[reported to said Court by Charles j
Waters and Samuel A. Lewis, Tru;-|
I tees In the above cau-*e, and filed therein
las aforesaid, to finally ratify and C a- I
firm the same, unless cause to th • con- j
trary thereof be shown before said d i ;
provided a copy of this order he insertej ,
in some n i w ! p’per pu di bed in Preder-1
ick County for three successive wee'-t !
jprior to said Hay.
The report states the amount of sales
to he SBO ' 'll)
I Dated this slh day of August, 1910. ,
ELI G. HAUGH.
Clerk of the Circuit Court for Frederick
| ELI G.. HAUGH, Clerk. |
. Charles C. Waters, Solicitor, aug 74t
US Jit) FI AN OS.
$29 Square $29.
$59 K iiu he *ss9.
S9B Chickering s'.*B.
$239 *... Radle $239.
$249 Vough sg49.
$279 Lehr $279.
Let uesend one to your home on TREE
Lowest Factory Prices on all New
Pianos. We sell the famous Lehr, Rad'e,
Werner, Cable-Ndson, Vough. Mehlin
! and others sold for years al Birely’s
Palace of Music. Organs $5 up. All
kinds of Talking Machines. We t; ke
all kinds of Musical Instruments in ex
i change. We repair free all pianos sold
I by us.
Very Low Prices. Easy Terms. We
I save you money,
j Write for Free Song Book & Catalogue.
Cramer’s Palace of Music.
THE HID PIANO HOUSE"
Frederick SDdv.s Hagerstown.
Aiiniimi E. Ilramrp, Propr.
Prof. Lyuu Strvons, Sales Mgfr.
GEO. W. STQCKSDALE
Galvanized Iron and
Feed, Seeds, Phosphate,
I Wire Fencing,and Gates.
; Prompt Attention Given
W EVERY CONVENIENCE OF RUM*
I NINC WATER IS YOURS
S When you install n Vaile-Klmes Water
I System you \\ ill begin to enjoy living.
I Think of pure, fresh running water
I wherever you want It under 50 lbs.
I pressure for cooking, washing, sprlnk
■ ling, for bath room autl laundry. Think
I of ail this at the trifling cost of 30c a
■ month. Come in or telephone; let Ul
I have < il my H \ I*NESS
S'IORU U> Hu* s*oin<l Floor <>f
where I will h<* peeiiared to fur
nish my patrons and the public
generally with all
Repairing ••••ally and promptly
in all bran-hos. A full stock
of Rubber Heels on hand at all
JOS. C. OERNAND.
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