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After a long line of incompetent
stenographers Bradley congratulated
himself when Alice Fuller took her
place at the typewriter desk, and as
though by magic the crooked places
.were made straight.
So quietly did the girl slip into the
routine of the office and so unostenta
tiously did she accomplish results that
Sjthur Bradley did not realize all that
She was doing. He had only the pleas
ant feeling that at last the office was
running straight, and, manlike, he took
ihe credit to himself.
It had been a struggle to get the of
fice going at all, for the firm was In
opposition to the trust, and everything
possible was done to break up the
newly established branch office.
More than once Bradley had narrow
ly escaped some trap laid for him, but
■for every blow struck at him he gave
pack as good. The letters from the
pome office were encouraging and intl
gatod that if he would round out the
•st year there would be an Increase
pf salary as well as the present of a
{block of stock.
The biggest feather in his cap was
fvhen the home office turned over to
him the task of securing a contract for
some |2,000,000 worth of material.
“Such big contracts are usually han
jflled from the home office,” he explaln
jed to Alice Fuller as he gave her the
letter with instructions to place it In
jlhe private letter file In the safe. “If
fhey turn this matter over to me it is a
feign that they have faith in my judg
ment It’s going to be a ticklish mat
ter to figure on all that material at a
price that will be low enough to cap
ture the contract and still give us as
much of a profit as possible.”
“They probably realize that you are
close to the contract, and they know
,that they can trust you,” answered
'Alice. “It shows that this branch is
becoming important”
She went quietly about her work,
but there was a happy light in her
eyes, for she was as much pleased at
this sign of confidence as was Bradley
Alice was not a girl of impulses, but
she had come to have more than a lik
ing for Bradley, and she took a pride
In his success.
The week that followed was a busy
one. Bradley figured far into the
night on the problems of cost, and each
morning he gave to Alice the results of
his work, to be tabulated on the ma
chine and filed in the safe until the
figures should be complete. It was
weary work with all the specifications
and blanks, but at last the estimate
was complete, and Bradley took it on
to New York in person for the ap
proval of the home office.
He was jubilant on his return. The
president of the company had congrat
ulated him on the excellence of his
work and had hinted that the new
London office might be opened soon
with Bradley in charge.
But the jubilation was short lived,
for two days later a long letter came
from the New York office instructing
the branch to alter the estimates in
accordance with a set of figures some
10 per cent in advance of the original
“Here’s a job for you,” growled
Bradley as he took the paper to
Alice’s desk. “I'll have to do as the
home office says, but it’s throwing
away the contract and ray chance of
“Are you certain that it is the order
of the New York office?” asked Alice
as she took up the sheets. “You know
that this contract will mean a great
deal to the trust if they arc able to
take it away from us. It means a
great deal more to us to retain it.”
“That’s just it,” complained Bradley.
“They know that if we lose this con
tract we lose our fight for an independ
ent existence and shall have to sell out
to the trust at their own price. If we
get it, it will mean that we can beat
them and hold our own. Yet they
raise my figures.”
* “And it would be worth a great ef
fort to beat us,” went on Alice. “Sup
pose that the trust people had some
one planted in the home office who
could copy the figures and send them
,to the trust officers. Suppose, too, i
that they supplied the people with our '
letter heads and envelopes. We would
be unsuspicious and change the bid in
accordance with instructions, only to j
find out that we had been duped after
•the bids had been opened and the con
tract awarded to the trust. I think
you will find that they have bid only
slightly lower than this, but much
•higher than your original figures.”
“That’s possible,” admitted Bradley.
4 TII wire the home office and find out.”
“And warn the traitor in the office
that his plans have been discovered?”
reminded Alice. “They will then bid
below your figures and get the contract
anyway. It would be best to hold on
and take chances by yourself. It will
be the only way to hold the contract.”
“If I only could be sure,” exclaimed
Bradley. “But I can’t act on mere
“This is something more than guess
work,” insisted Alice. “In the first
place, this letter is mailed from the
Madison square station. That is In the
building in which the trust has its
main office. Our letters all come from
the Wall street station, four or five
miles away and nearest our office.
are using the same make of
typewriter President Hammond’s ste
nographer uses, but it is not the same
machine. On the letters from our of
fice there Is a piece broken from the
cross of every ‘t’ ”
“I think you are right!” cried Brad
ley as he compared two letters. “We’ll
pop in the original estimate, and when
they come to open the bids out our
trust friends will have a dozen fits.”
“But answer this letter and say that
changes have been made In the bid in
accordance with instructions and that |
the bid has been submitted,” directed j
Alice. “Then the traitor will not be- i
come alarmed and notify the trust to
pat in the lower bid.”
“You’re the general,” cried Bradley
admiringly. “I am only the second In ‘
, j command until this is str.ngh.caea out.
• Do just as you pltvisp.”
l\ That evening a letter went t; the
• ! home office reporting tln.t the change.
• had been made as directed, but Brad
• ley personally took to the office of the
I i contracting company the original bid.
•i Two days later a Ini;.; tea gram ar-
I rived from the head office demanding
• the explanation of the changes to
I which Bradley made reference. It was
• Alice who wrote the telegram in reply,
■* ! explaining what those changes were,
t j and who wrote the second message de
] daring it to he impossible to alter the
!• bid to the old figures, as they directed
3 1 by wire.
The next morning President Ham
-3 ! mond stamped into the office shortly
j after Bradley had come in.
i “I came out on the fast train to see
' I what It all means,” he cried. “You
t have ruined the company by letting
t | yourself be fooled in this fashion.”
- | For reply Bradley brought out the
3 letter he had received. It startled
t ; Hammond, for beyond question it was
i on the paper of the company and not
- on a cheap imitation. He sighed as he
i laid it down.
; “I suppose that you cannot be
i blamed,” he said dispiritedly, “but It
means that the company is smashed by
• a trick of the trust.”
t “Not yet,” declared Bradley, with a
i laugh. “Miss Fuller’s quick eyes saw
> through the trick. We took a chance
- and put In the original bid. I think
you will find that we are the lowest
t i bidders, for the trust felt safe in keep
i Ing up their bid.”
“If we win, you can have the Lon
i don office next month,” declared Ham
• ■ mond.
• “Excuse me a moment,” said Bradley
as he slipped out to the outer office.
“It’s a go,’’ he announced beamingly.
• “Miss Fuller says that she will come—
! ; as Mrs. Bradley.”
i j “Rather sudden?” asked Hammond.
1 “It’s sudden only in the recent real
i Izatlon that I have loved her ever since
she came into the office,” explained
Bradley. “It took this crisis to force
the fact home.”
Alice looked in at the doorway.
“The Walllngton people telephone
that your estimate has won the con
tract,” she reported demurely, and to
her great embarrassment Bradley
kissed her under the approving eyes
of the president of the company.
“We’ve tricked the tricky trust,” he
cried, “and we’re going to London on
our honeymoon.”
“On my yacht,” added the president.
“We can’t do too much for the girl
whose clever brain saved the company.
You’re a lucky man, Bradley.”
“Don’t I know It?” cried Bradley.
“I knew It first.”
Lungs and Long Life.
One of the most remarkable cases of
longevity on record was that of an
Englishman born in 1483, whose deli
cate appearance made all the doctors
give him up when he was in the cra
dle. His chest was so narrow-, says
the report, that he seemed to have dif
ficulty in breathing. Well, this young
moribund, condemned by the doctors
to die In short order, died In 1651 at
the age of 169. He saw the reign of
ten kings. Secundi Hango, consul of
Venice at Smyrna, measured only fif
ty-seven centimeters around the chest,
and one of his lungs was diseased.
Nevertheless he lived to the age of
115 years. He was married five times
and had forty-nine children. When he
was 100 years old he got his wisdom
teeth. When he was 110 his hair
turned black again. At 112 his eye
brows and his beard turned black.
Lucky In One Way.
“The late Valerian Gribayedoff,” said
a Chicago art editor, “was one of the
first American newspaper sketch art
ists. On that account he leaves be
hind him a famous name. As Gribaye
doff said himself the last time I vis
ited him in Paris, his fame was due
not to his great artistic skill, but to
his luck in coming first. And he added,
with a laugh, that it was always lucky
to come early and avoid the rush, in
stancing the case of a restaurant on
the Boule Mich, in the Latin quarter,
where a young poet had a large tureen
of soup spilled over his coat one even
ing. The waiter, la response to the
savage outcries of the poet, said good
“ ‘Oh, well, you needn’t alarm your
self, sir. There’s no harm done. Our
soup never stains after half past 7.’ ”
All In Red.
The playwrights over their supper of
lobster boasted. “I,” said the greatest
of them, with a complacent glance at
I the two pure pearls in his shirt front,
“decree the color of every actress’
i “That is carrying the regard for de
tail too far,” said a playwright who
had failed.
1 “Not a bit of it,” said the other. “If
I didn’t decide on the color of the
dresses the stage manager would.
Why, that must always be done. Oth
-1 erwise, in their overmastering desire
to draw all eyes to themselves, every
actress would wear bright red. In my
first play the frocks were forgotten in
the general excitement, and at the first
dress rehearsal all six actresses came
on In the discovery scene in scarlet
gowns.”—New York Press.
They're All Old.
“I am about,” said the speaker, “to
tell a story which I believe Is new to
most of you.”
“Gee,” interrupted a little man at
the end of the banquet hall, “that fel
, low would believe anything!”—Chicago
Can’t Afford Him Now.
Lily Bell —No, Rufus, Ah cain’t mar
- ry yo’ jest yet awhile. Y’ll hah to
. wait Rufus—Why for mus’ I wait
, Lily Bell? Lily Bell—’Cause three of
. the families mammy washes for done
quit her, an’ now she sca’cely makes
’nough to support me an’ paw.—Judge.
The Source Told All.
“What’d Jimmy give yer fer yer
“This here brass ring.”
“How’d yer know it ain’t nothin’
bnt brass?”
“He give It ter me.”—Cleveland
; Leader.
| Look forward, not backward. Do not
repay slander with slander. If a ser
pent stings you, do not bite back at
Waste and Carelessness That Enrich
Uncle Sam.
p “If we waste other things the way
" I we do stamps,” said a stamp clerk the
, ! other day. “we Americans are just
[T nbout the most wasteful people on the
face of the earth.
“Uncle Sam is much more than half
a million dollars In pocket every year
’ as a result of carelessness in the use of
’’ stamps. The government never loses
B anything by such carelessness and al
j ways gains.
“How many stamps do you put loose
In a drawer of your desk or in a comer
j of your pocketbook and never think of
again until you come across them, aged
a and torn, while rummaging about
i months later? Then they are tossed
y into the wastebasket
* “Lots of people are careless about
putting stamps on envelopes and paper
j wrappers. The result Is that often be
-3 fore the stamp has been canceled it
t has fallen off and the letter is held up
5 at the other end of the line until post
age is paid.
; “A great many more folks put on too
t much postage. They slap on two or
. three stamps to a package that re
quires only one. They are too busy or
t too Indolent to take the trouble to
r have the package weighed and find
} out how much postage the package
: requires.
t “If too little postage Is put on a let
. ter. Uncle Sam simply holds it up at
the other end until the postage due
. has been paid. But if too much Is put
on Uncle Sam simply pockets the ex
cess to which be is not entitled and
says nothing.”—Chicago Tribune.
If Not Clean It Is a Breeding Place Fer
Underground cellars ought to be done
away with. They are relics of a dark
age. More sickness originates in them,
physicians claim, than anywhere else
about the place. They cannot be kept
In sanitary condition while vegetables
are constantly decaying there. The
place for a cellar is above ground and
outside the dwelling. Leave the base
ment for the furnace, the coal bin and
a general storeroom. An above ground
cellar is more convenient in every way.
Your vegetables can be stored with
less than half the labor when you do
not have to go up and down stairs with
them. You can keep an above ground
cellar clean with but litt’.e trouble,
while the underground one. being diffi
cult to get at, will be neglected nine
times out of ten and allowed to become
a source of Infection to the family
above it.
Ventilation and temperature are
much more controllable in such a build
ing than In an old fashioned under
ground cellar, which obliges the house
wife to use up so much strength In
climbing stairs. Locate it convenient
to the kitchen, with which it can be
connected in winter by an inclosed
passageway. Watch the cellar. Re
member, the doctor who immediately
asked, when called to treat a case of
typhoid fever, if there was decaying
cabbage in the cellar. There was.
Keep the cellar sweet and clean and
see that it is frequently aired.—Subur
ban Life.
h Originated In Spain at the Court of
Philip IV.
The German emperor, William 11., is
generally regarded as the inventor of
the turned up mustache. This is true
ouly as far as introducing it as a fash
ion. It was invented at the court of
Philip IV., about 1625. That monarch
was the first to wear his mustache
turned upward. From the Spanish
court the fashion spread over all Eu
rope. Charles I. of England, Philip’s
brother-in-law, and many members of
the Austrian Hapsburgs adopted It It
came to Belgium and was introduced
into Germany by the Spanish soldiers
during the Thirty Years’ war.
It was also found In Sweden as well
as in France under Louis XIII. Under
Louis XIV. the beard went out of fash
ion, and during the time of Rococo the
elegant world knew only clean shaven
faces until the French revolution
brought the mustache again Into use.
But nowhere except in its Spanish
home did the mustache rise so extrava
gantly as with the German emperor
and bis imitators.
In Spain all kinds of artificial means,
such as bandages and coverings, were
employed to compel the mustache to
keep this unnatural upward position,
and in looking at the paintings of Ve
lasquez or Murillo one can easily un
derstand that without such coercive
measures a true full blooded Spaniard
could never have realized his ideal
mustaches.—Minneapolis Journal.
In the House of Commons.
In the days of Burke. Pitt and Fox
members of the bouse of commons
used to relieve the tedium of debate
by sucking oranges and cracking nuts
while lying full length on the benches,
and Brougham made his great six
hours’ speech on law reform In 1828
with a hatful of oranges by his side
for refreshment Joseph Hume found
solace in pears, which he took from
bis bulging pockets and munched by
the hour, leaning the while against his
favorite post. No wonder oranges were
so popular, since their vender (one of
them, at any rate) wms a picturesque
girl who used to sit with her wares in
the lobby, attired In a “sprigged mus
lin gown with a gauze neckerchief” or
in the glory of “clean white silk stock
ings. Turkey leather shoes and pink
silk petticoat, becomingly short” —
Westminster Gazette.
A Mountain of Alum. ,
In China, twelve and a half miles
from the village of Liouchek, there is
a mountain of alum which in addition
to being a natural curiosity is a source
of wealth for the inhabitants of the
country, who dig from it yearly tons
of alum. The mountain is not less
than ten miles in circumference at Its
base and has a height of 1,940 feet
The alum is obtained by quarrying
large blocks of stone, which are first
heated In great furnaces and then In
vats filled with boiling water. The
alum crystallizes out and forms a layer
about six inches in thickness. This
layer is subsequently broken up into
blocks weighing about ten pounds
Real Estate Sales'.
Chas. O. Clemson, Attorney, Westminster Md.
L* I
f By virtue of an Order of the Orphans
3 Court of Carroll county and of the
power and authority contained in the
fast will and testament of Jeremiah
Myers, deceased, the undersigned Act
i ing Executors will sell at public sale on
• the premises near Union Mills, Carroll
C county, on
[ I SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 1908,
I at 10 o’clock, a. m., the following
I fee simple property towit:
t The farm of the late Jeremiah Myers,
• adjoining the land of H. Wirt Shriver,
. i Wm. Bankard et. al., near Union Mills,
; ; containing
more or less, will be offered as one tract,
j and also in separate tracts, after a new
*\ survey, as follows :
•! Tract No. 1, Homestead, containing
• 89 ACRES, more or less, about ten
•! acres of which is woodland, the balance
, good farming land, well watered by
Bear Creek and Pipe Creek, and located
on Bachman Valley Road. There is a
good dwelling house, barn and other
necessary outbuildings on the place and
a spring of water near the dwelling.
Tract No, 2, Saw-Mill property, con
t taining 19f Acres, more or less, and has
; besides the saw-mill, a shingle-mill, a
, chopping-mill and a hominy-mill, all run
by water power, and in good condition
and command a good business.
Tract No. 3, House and Lot, contain
ing Acres, more or less, improved by
a good dwelling house and other necessa
ry outbuildings, having about one acre
cleared land and balance in good timber.
There is a well of excellent water at the
door. This property is now occupied by
Herbert J. Myers.
Tract No. 4 contains 10J Acres, more
or less, and is unimproved, has about 7
acres good farming land and balance in
excellent timber, and adjoins the lands
of Joe Petty and John Stewart.
The remainder of the original tract is
divided into eleven wood lots, containing
from one and one-fourth to three and
three-fourth acres of land each, more
or less, and each accessible from the
Westminster and Littles town Turnpike
or from Bachman Valley road and away
separate to each lot, containing excel- |
lent oak and chestnut timber.
Also an unimproved building lot in the
village of Union Mills, adjacent to the
church, containing about half an acre of
Further information may be had of
Herbert J. Myers on the premises, or of
j Chas. 0. Clemson, Attorney, Westmin
! ster. The new plat will be shown the
j day of sale, or may be seen at office of
above Attorney.
Terms of Sale : One-third cash on day
! of sale or on ratification thereof by the
Orphans’ Court of Carroll County, bal- 1
ance in two equal payments of six and
twelve months, with interest, or all cash
as the purchaser may elect, deferred j
; payments to be secured to the satisfac
tion of the undersigned.
Acting Executors Jeremiah Myers, de
mayß 3t Wm. H. Warner, Auct’r.
WE want your business, no matter j
how small or how large, Smith &
Reifsnider will take care of it.
Howard County Farm.
As Executor of the late Geo. P. Long,
I offer at private sale the valuable farm
recently occupied by the deceased known
as Pleasant Breeze, located in the 4th
District of Howard county, on the
Woodbine Pike about half mile from
Lisbon and one mile from Woodbine
Station on the B. & O. R. R., in a de
lightful and healthy neighborhood, with
rural mail delivery, telephone, and near
to schools and churches. The farm
consists of 75 ACRES, more or less.
Well watered, good fencing GOOD
HOUSE and necessary outbuildings.
Plenty of fruit, and water at the door of
the house.
Terms to suit.
may 29 3m Lisbon, Md.
the resting place of your loved ones
need not necessarily be expensive, j
That remains for you to decide.
can be made practically what you
like. We shall be glad to estimate on
any style of a memorial you prefer.
We can offer you many designs in
inexpensive stones as well as the more
costly ones. Whichever you choose,
we guarantee will be full value for
your money and will prove an orna
ment to your plot.
Successor to John Beaver,
C. &P. Phone 70 R. Westminster, Md.

Election notice.
Office of Lumber, Coal and Supply Com-'
pany of Carroll County, Md.
Westminster, Md., May 15, 1908.
The Stockholders of the Lumber, Coal
and Supply Company of Carroll County, j
Md., are hereby notified that the regu
lar annual meeting for the election of
Seven Directors, to manage the affairs
of the company for the ensuing year,
will be held at the office of the West
minster Deposit and Trust Company, on
between the hours of 10 and 11 o’clock,
may 22 3t Secretary.
At least 90 per cent, of all cases of
I neuralgic headache are attributed b}
Dr. Toms, an American oculist, to de
fects in the eyes.
The cotton mills of Switzerland
I have remained almost stationary fox
i the last ten years, owing to foreign
I competition and tariffs.
Germany’s population is increasing
: much more rapidly than that of Brit
! ain ox* France. This is a nation s great
est source of strength.
, A moderate wind moves at the
, I rate of seven miles an hour, a storm
. at the rate of 36 miles, and a hur
ricane at the rate of 80 miles.
It estimated that in the recent fire
in Chelsea, Mass., 2,000 cats were
; burned to death because they refused
to leave their homes.
Wilmer Caudt, of Allentown, Pa.,
violated the State game laws by car
ing for three young rabbits he found
in a nest, and was fined $38.25.
Since the earthquake and fire at
San Francisco 9,800 buildings have
been erected and 4,000 others remodel
ed. The disaster destroyed 28,000
This world’s population could be
contained in Delaware if it were as
congested as 11 New York city blocks,
at the rate of 1,200 people to the acre.
New York city gets a portion of its
milk supply from as far as 400 miles
distant, and the product of 86,000
farms is drawn on to meet its daily
Edward D. Peterman.of South Bend,
Ind., who saved a man 25 years ago
from drowning, has received a check
for $2,000 from the person rescued.
Odd bugs with immense wings and
protuberances on their heads which
have been discovered near Evansville,
Ind.,have been called“ Merry Widows.”
Twin sisters named Moore, of Chic
ago, are so much alike that Dr. Chas.
A. Street, a dentist, in love with one
of them, was forced to Identify his
sweetheart by her teeth.
Frederick Koenig, a new comer in
America, bought a farm from John
Engle, near Clinton, lowa, and was
surprised to find that Engle’s daughter
was not included in the purchase.
G. K. Holmes, chief of the division
of foreign markets of the Department
of Agriculture, has found that the
automobile has replaced about 60,000
horses in this country up to the pres
ent time.
A good way to send a few choice
cut flowers to a distance is to cut slits
in potatoes and insert the flower
stems, taking care that they are firmly
; fastened in. An ordinary potato will
keep most flowers fresh for two weeks
in a moderate temperature.
John W. Stewart, who succeeds the
I late Senator Proctor, of Vermont, is
i 83 years of age, and will be the old
| est man in the Senate. He is one of
I the best lawyers in his State, a liber
| al, broadminded man, who has made
his mark in State and national affairs.
The Rodents Will Eagerly Enter It and
Cannot Get Out.
Rats may readily be induced to jump
or drop into any receptacle, especially
if it affords them adequate conceal
ment, and they do this without one lin
gering suspicion of their inability to
reach the only existing outlet when the
time for retreat approaches.
Thus traps on this principle may
readily be designed and are obviously
preferable to our rat traps where the
animals are numerous.
In Burma, where the rats are a per
fect pest, they use a jar trap, which is
thus described by a traveler:
“The common Pegu jar I used was
about one and a half or two feet deep
and fourteen or fifteen inches broad,
and a bole was punched in the shoulder
just large enough for a rat to enter.
“There was about six or seven inches
of paddy (rice In husk) in the jar,
which was then buried to within about
eight inches of the top. The mouth of
the jar was then closed with a board;
and a stone.
“A quantity of old timber joists and
straw were In the outhouse and no end
of rat holes everywhere around.”
With this contrivance he caught sev
enty-two rats in one night. The rats
can readily enter, but they cannot
climb the smooth sides of the jar to
escape.—London Family Herald.
The Chaparro, One of South America’s
Natural Curiosities.
On the vast plains of Colombia and
the north of South America, called sa
vannas, which are parched with heat
except during the rainy season, there
is one of the greatest of natural curi
osities, a tree called the chaparro,
which Is fireproof.
It is the custom of the Colombian
herdsmen to clear the ground by
means of fire for the new vegetation,
which springs up so luxuriantly in
these regions after the rainy season.
But not even the intense heat of a
prairie fire affects the chaparro tree.
It survives the flames to afford a wel
come shade in an otherwise treeless
It is a small tree, seldom growing
to more than twenty feet in height,
with a girth of about three feet It
owes Its curious Immunity from fire
to the nature of Its hard, thick bark.
The bark lies on the trunk in loose
! layers, which do not readily conduct
heat to the more delicate parts of the
The natives believe that this tree
growls only where gold is abundant in
the soil below, and it certainly is com
mon in auriferous districts.—Westmin
ster Gazette.
Ink on Leather.
For ink spots on leather chairs wash
the spots with milk, renewing the milk
till it is no longer stained and the
spot on the leather has disappeared.
Then wash the leather with warm wa
ter, and when dry polish it with a very
little linseed oil and vinegar mixed in
equal parts. The ink stain should be
removed as quickly as possible, for if j
allowed to dry and harden it is doubt-!
ful whether you will ever be able to
! entirely remove it.
Three Feet and a Yard.
j The trouble with buying residence
property by the front foot is that it
requires considerably more than three
feet to make a presentable “yard.”—
Kansas City Star.
There are nettles everywhere, but
the smooth, green grasses are more
common still.—Mrs. Browning.
Happy is the man who does all the
good he talks of.—ltalian Proverb.
Ja project that pats

. Town and Surrounding Country Are
Dependent on Each Other
Does the average individual owe al
legiance to anybody or anything? Is
5 he always sufficient unto himself, or
; is he dependent upon and does he like
-1 wise contribute to other effort?
These are questions which can best
be discussed by considering the con
- ditions as they are found in any pros
-1 perous community and one will an
swer for all, says Guy T Mitchell in
t Maxwell’s Talisman. We will assume
> that the native resources of this par
. ticular locality are ample. The soil
) is fertile and mellow, the methods of
farming are good, the crops are uni
i formly heavy, and the farmers are
5 prosperous. Under normal conditions
the towns of such a rural district
should share this prosperity. Here
s we find one which partakes of this
5 condition. The visitor observes that
) the houses are well built, the grounds
r well kept and the homes attractive and
artistic. He is Impressed at once with
the fact that the value of the beautiful
> is appreciated by the citizens and that
i the spirit of co-operation is abroad.
But why should perhaps the very next
[ town or village, not ten miles distant,
l surrounded by the ame good farm
ing land, support conditions the exact
’ reverse? Why should Its houses and
. stores be so poorly built, inartistic,
. gauche and with no attempt at beauty,
> with no idea that the mellowing influ
s ence of time shall enhance rather than
diminish their attractiveness? Why
i are there so few' yards well kept, with
i shade trees and green lawns and or
s namental shrubs and flower beds, and
• why, in every way, should there be
such a general appearance of neglect
i and unthrift?
t What is the reason for the differ
; ence?
Because it will be found that in ev
. ery progressive community a small
coterie of energetic, public spirited
> men and women have systematically
i gone about the Improvement of their
• homes. They have set examples; they
r have devoted themselves to fostering ■
[ the spirit of local pride, of home town I
j work; they have determined to make
their town a place most satisfactory
! to live in, a place of beauty, conveni- I
; ence and health; they have directed
. their energies toward making their
f town the real heart or the surround- |
. ing community. Every town, every
■ village, is the center, the heart, of its
, surrounding country. It may be a
w r eak, inactive heart scarcely carrying
its feeble impulse into the arteries ;
which ramify the countryside, or it
may be a strong,enthusiastic pulsating
heart, carrying the current of its in
fluence vigorously into the remotest |
corner of the territory it dominates.
Just as we are considered as a na- |
tion practically sufficient unto our
selves so as citizens of different states
we are loyal to home institutions—
i state pride is a most healthy attribute
—and to carry the idea still further we
may with profit support the institu
tions of our individual communities. I
But as individual citizens w r e are in
complete. For a full measure of pros
perity w'e must depend upon our neigh
bors and our neighbors upon us. As ;
every dollar that is sent out of the
United States to Europe or elsewhere
for the purchase of things which we 1
have at home is a distinct loss to the
country, so money sent out of our par
ticular state into another state en- ;
riches that state at the expense of our i
own, while it is equally true that our
individual community suffers to the
same extent through the purchase of
goods in distant places which we i
; might buy at home
A good farming community buys
much. The people live well and raise
a wholesome variety of products, but
they buy through the year many
things. According to census statistics,
the average of the farmers of the
United States spends $627 a year for
supplies—clothing for the * family,
i household utensils, food that is not
raised at home, farm implements etc. ’
This is the average. Some buy more, I
some much less. Now, this means a
large circulation of money, perhaps j
$300,000 or $400,000 expended annually
by the farmers within five or six miles
of any small town. How and where
do they spend it? Is the town itself
such as to impress them with the feel
ing that it is the real heart of their
community? Is it a pretty town, a
; beautiful town, in which they cannot
but feel a just pride? Has it wide,well
kept streets and good roads leading
Into it over which it is a delight to
drive either with a light buggy or a
heavily laden wagon carrying a load
of produce to market? Has it long
rows of shade trees and some public
parking to make it attractive? Are its
citizens taking a pride in making their
own grounds and yards beautiful and
their houses vine covered and not com
monplace? In short, is it such a place
as a man may be glad to visit, to pat
ronize and to call “his town’’ and
I where as he retires in his later years
from the active work of farm life he
may move or look forward to moving
into and becoming himself a resident?
With the spirit of co-operative effort
stimulated in a community, great
things have been accomplished.
Through persistence in pulling to
gether communities have grown and
j thrived where the natural advantages
have been poor. They have forged
ahead and passed other communities
with far greater natural advantages
where the spirit of co-operation has
jbeen dormant.
The man who has pride in his home
i town and who, if it does not meet his
ideal, works and strives to arouse en-
I thusiasm in others to make it such is
: the best of citizens. He is worth dol
i lars to the community. He may be
advancing his own interests, but he is
likewise increasing the market value
of the, community. He is helping his
town, the heart of the community, and
therefore the community. He is en
titled to the support of its citizens,
their enthusiastic support and co-op
Congressman Fitzgerald, Democratic
member of the House Committee on
Appropriations, puts responsibility for
the enormous appropriations of Con
gress where it belongs. The Presi
dent sent Congress 20 messages. Not
one of them urged economy, and most
of them demanded increased expendi
tures, especially money for four big
battleships instead of two. Mr. Fitz
gerald said to the House: “When the
history of this session Is impartially
and truthfully written.asitwillbesome
j <fay, the wlelder of the Big Stick will j
be pictured in heroic size at the head
of those who, openly encouraged or
secretly abetted by him, have success- 1
fully rifled the - people’s strong box.” j
Legal Advertisements.
Westminster, Md., May 27, 1990
Sealed proposals will be received h
‘ the County Commissioners of Carrnvi
County at the County Commissioner!
office,Westminster, up to 12 o’clort
noon on June 10, 1908, for the
of a new steel bridge across little p: n S
j Creek, near New Windsor. Pi ans
specifications for same are on fii e ,*
County Commissioners Office and can
be seen at any time, and at the same
time and place bids will be received
for the substructure for the above
Each proposal must be accompanied
by a certified check for one hundred
dollars ($100.00), payable to the Conn
jty Commissioners of Carroll Countv
which will be returned unless the suc
cessful bidder fails to execute a con
tract, in which case his check will be
come the property or the County.
The County Commissioners reserve
the right to reject any or all bids.
By order of Board.
Commissioners of Carroll County.
F. L. Hann, Clerk and Treas.
Westminster, Md., May 27,1908.
Sealed proposals will be received by
the County Commissioners of Carroll
County at the County Commissioners
office,Westminster, up to 12 o’clock
noon on June 10, 1908, for the building
of a wooden bridge over Bear Branch,
at Pleasant Valley. Plans and speci
fications for same are on file at the
County Commissioners office and can
be seen at any time, and at the same
time and place bids will be received
for the substructure for the above
The County Commissioners reserve
the right to reject any or all bids.
By order of Board.
Commissioners of Carroll County.
F. L. Hann, Clerk and Treas.
This is to "give notice that the sub
scriber has obtained from the Orphans’
j Court of Carroll county, in Maryland,
; letters testamentary on the Personal
Estate of
late of Carroll county, deceased. All
persons having claims against the de
ceased are hereby warned to exhibit the
1 same, with the vouchers thereof legally
authenticated, to the subscriber, on or
before the 15th day of December, 1908;
they may otherwise by law be excluded
from all benefit of said estate.
Given under my hand this 11th day of
May, 1908.
may 15 4t Administratrix.
This is to give notice that the sub
! scriber has obtained from the Orphans’
Court of Carroll county, in Maryland,
letters testamentary on the Personal
Estate of
late of Carroll county, deceased. All
persons having claims against the de
ceased are hereby warned to exhibit
; the same, with the vouchers thereof
legally authenticated, to the subscriber,
on or before the 22d day of December,
1908; they may otherwise by law be ex
cluded from all benefit of said estate.
Given under my hand this 18th day of
May, 1908.
may 22 4t Executor.
This is to give notice that the sub
scriber has obtained from the Orphans’
Court of Carroll county, in Maryland,
letters of administration on the Personal
Estate of
late of Carroll county, deceased. All
persons having claims against the de
ceased are hereby warned to exhibit the
same, with the vouchers thereof legally
authenticated, to the subscriber, on or
before the 22d day of December, 1908;
1 they may otherwise by law be excluded
' from all benefit of said estate.
Given under my hand this 19th day of
May, 1908.
may 22 4t Administratrix.
This is to give notice that the sub
scriber has obtained from the Orphans
Court of Carroll county, in Maryland,
letters of Administration on the Personal
Estate of
late of Carroll county, deceased. All
persons having claims against the de
ceased are hereby warned to exhibit the
same, with the vouchers thereof legally
authenticated, to the subscriber, on or
before the 29th day of December, 19wj
they may otherwise by law be excluded
from all benefit of said estate. ,
Given under my hand this 25th day 01
May, 1908.
may 29 4t Administrator.
4405 EQUITY.
In the Circuit Court for Carroll County.
Charles E. Fink, Assignee of Mortage?-
vs. Henry A. Alexander and Claudia
M. Alexander, his wife, Mortgagors-
Ordered, this 27th day of May, A-D-.
1908, that the account of the Audito
filed in this cause be finally ratified an
confirmed, unless cause to the contrary
thereof be shown on or before the rot
day of June, next; provided a copy. o
this order be inserted for two
weeks before the last named day in sow
newspaper published in Carroll county-
True copy,—Test: ,
may292t David P. Smelser, ClerK-^
Under a law passed by the last Legislature
Undertakers, and assistants, engaged in the p
fession in Frederick County, are re< l u, .j ,
licensed, and to make application for saw i> c . i,
to the State Board of Undertakers before
Ist, 1908. c t te
Any person failing to register with the R W
Board and obtaining a license will be subject w
penalties of the Act. , .
The Board has prepared blank forms of apP
tion, and will mail the same upon request.
By order of the board. _ ..
GEORGE W. MOWEN, President.
H. H. Housman. Jr.. Secretary
may 15 5t 216 Park Avenue. Baltimore.
20,000 ft. Chestnut Fence Boards will 1* 90
cheap to close out.
G. W. STAIR. . „ ,
Green Street. - - - Westminster.
C. & P. Phone 176 K.

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