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8 The Leading 8 Weekly Newspaper of Allegany 8 County, Maryland QOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCK FORTY-SECOND YEAR. NO. 36 Spirit; Liters Wanted, For Sale, For Rent, Lost, Found, and Miscel laneous Notices. RATES —Five cents per line for each insertion. No advertisement accepted for less than 25 cents. WANTED, AGENTS. The best Accident Policy ever of fered; paying SIOOO accidental death; $7.50 weekly benefit; annual premium $1; sold to men and women regardless of occupation; age limit 16 to 70 years; send for circulars. Agents wanted. Address: Great Eastern Casualty Co., 703 Munsey Building, Baltimore, Md. 10-16 pd. FOR HIRE. An Automobile. Frostburg Garage. Phone 214. A. Binnenb roggek. 10-2-16. FOR SAEE. A small Second-Hand Heating Stove can be bought at a bargain at The Spirit office. tf. FOR SAEE. A good Metal Sign that can be re lettered and used to good advantage for almost any kind of business. Can be bought for much less than cost. Inquire at The Spirit office. tf. FOR SAEE. A new 12-Gauge Double-Barrel Hammerless Shotgun. A beauty, and a gun with unexcelled shooting qual ities. Can be bought for two-thirds its value. Inquire at The Spirit office, tf. FOR SAEE. A 12-Gauge Single-Barrel Stevens Shotgun. A good shooter and a late model, nearly new. Can be bought very cheap. Inquire at The Spirit office. tf. FOR SAEE. A fine new Stevens Ideal Rifle, center-fire, 25-20 caliber. Can be bought at a bargain. Inquire at The Spirit office. tf. WANTED. Your orders for Engraved Cards, Wedding Stationery, Birth Announce ments, Private Stationery, in fact everything in the line of engraved work. Call at The Spirit office and see the finest line of engraved samples ever shown in Allegany county, tf. WANTED. Your orders for Embossed Folders for Balls, Banquets, Anniversaries, Secret Society Functions, Business Ynnouncements, etc. A great variety of samples to selee 1 from Tie Spirit office. ;tfAv ' WANT r fSr T' r ~'' Want Advertiseme its for. this col umn, They bring you business and supply your wants. tf. WANTED. Your orders for all kinds of Plain and Fancy Printing. No order too large and none too small. Send your orders to The Spirit office. tf. WANTED. Your orders for Steel and Copper Die Printing. Finest line of samples to select from ever shown in Allegany county, at The Spirit office. tf. WANTED. Your orders for Eithographing, Special Ruling, Embossing, Book Binding, Steel and Copper Die Stamp ing, Gummed Babel Printing, etc. Beave your orders at The Spirit office, or ask for estimates. What we can’t manufacture in this line we can secure for you at as low a price as you can get by ordering direct from larger concerns. tf. LIKES THE SPIRIT. Greetings from Western Man Who Mentions Frostburgers Oat West. Recollectiions of the Old “Burg.” Ridgefieed, Wash., Sept. 28,1913. Mr. P. B. Bivengood, Frostburg, Md. My Dear Friend: —l got the second number of The Spirit while I was contempiating writing to you. It is fine. There are a lot of distinguished Frostburgers in the West. They have overcome the inertia of conservatism, which is such a deadly element in many old eastern sections. There is a young man in Portland, Oregon, from Frostburg, who is prom inent in politics. He was formerly Fish Commissioner of Oregon, but I cannot now recall his name. The W. M. railway ought to put a lot of new life into the old “burg.” I walked the 11 miles between Frost burg and Cumberland many a time alone and in company. That old pike is an inspiration. There are a lot of fine old farms lying near. I remem ber the immense wagons and big six and four horse teams with which Mr. Gorsuch hauled fireclay. The old Sand Spring—l could see many of the old scenes again in your pictures of the Pike. We are just finishing haying. lam putting up three silos to fill with corn ensilage for cow feed. Today daughter Annie is 20 years old, and her grandmother Hershberg er 70. October 7th our eldest son, Will iam, will be 23. He is going to cele brate by marrying Miss Grace Bru baker, a fine Dunker girl. He will live on our farm of 160 acres adjoin ing Island Farm. Silas is showing red chickens at Oregon State Fair. We are all well and very busy. After weeks of fine weather it is now raining. Grass is abundant, and no frost yet. With best regards to Mrs. B. and the children, as well as yourself, I am fraternally yours, H. H. KEIM. THE FROSTBURG SPIRIT J AS THE SPIRIT MOVETH j i The Sunday Christian and the week day devil are too often one and the same person. r Since the day he began marrying t couples, Rev. A. H. Burroughs, of . Bristol, Tenn., has performed the ceremony more than 1,500 times. He - has so prospered at the business that > he has built a hotel especially for 1 . eloping couples, and no doubt he ; harps as much against the divorce • evil as most preachers who do far less > in piling up business for the divorce courts than does this proprietor of a • hotel for eloping couples. • “You must not judge a church by I its members,” is an expression often heard. To us it seems that the ground ; is not well taken. The membership : of. any organization is one of the prin cipal things to be governed by in forming an opinion of any organized - body. No stream can be purer than : the waters that compose it, and no 1 organized body can be better than the rank and file of its membership. “By ■ their fruits shall ye know them,” and the fruits of any organization are like j its membership, good, bad or indiffer . ent. EiEE is a song as we journey along ■ —it is a stream of musical flow, when feeling as good as we think we should, ’ and there’s absence of sorrow and t woe. The boon of good health is : greater than wealth; without health there is nothing worth while; for when health is gone our joy is in pawn, though our grief may be hid with a : smile. Though laden with gold like ’ Midas of old, there’s still much that . the rich cannot buy, and he that has health, the greatest of wealth, for , mere money and gold should not sigh. ' A man who saws wood and knows he feels good, though toiling and work -1 ing for wages, is far happier than rich i folks oft are whether Morgans, Astors or Sages. So cultivate health and pine not for wealth, and you’ll seldom i have cause to complain; for life’s a sweet song that’s wafted along when ’ divorced from its sorrow and pain. : WmfNWvjECR a mush-brained “'.mart B'src'jY’ aoiiw-.ii Cumberland wants to! j get real funny by poking fun at Frost [ ! burg through the Cumberland papers, which ought to have more sense than to give space in their columns to the t hogwash written by such cattle, they i usually refer to our good old town as ■ “the little place situated on the crest of the Allegany mountains,” or words to that effect. Well, it is consider • ably better to be high up among the : eternal hills of God, where there is pure air and pure water, pure thought , and sturdy vigorous manhood and lovely womanhood, than it is to be down in a dismal hole like Cumber : land, enveloped in fog and compelled to drink the sewage of this town and of the other towns and all the mines : of the George’s Creek mining region. 1 We pity poor old Cumberland, up here ’ in God’s locality, and can easily ac count for the queer freaks down there - that sometimes get to working the slush out of their systems through the Cumberland papers. They get the ’ Frostburg and George’s Creek sewage mixed with their booze, and then they can’t help making fools of themselves by poking fun at the region that has given Cumberland nearly all of its prosperity and wealth. Cumberland has lots of good and sensiblepeople, i of course, but they are not the ones i who get wise in their own conceit and try to get off “smart” things in the Cumberland papers about Frostburg : or citizens of this town. Sam Simons was a scrappy man who always wore a frown. He’d tank himself with old red booze, and then he’d paint the town. Upon the shoulders of his frame he’d always have a chip, and those who dared to knock it off he’d sail into and whip. His voice was like a thunder roar and could be heard a mile; he skinned a , bail and evil eye, his heart was full of guile. He had two fists like mas sive mauls, he weighed about a ton, : and to pulverize the average man, to . him was only fun. No matter where Sam Simons went, he always had a fight, and the way he’d use his vic tims up, truly was a fright. But scrappy Samuel came to grief upon a ! fateful day, when he was roaring ’round the town in his accustomed way. He had licked about a dozen men and sought for victims more, then fell upon a slender jay and tried , to beat him sore. But this time Sam . uel met his match, he ran against a . snag, got licked until he felt as limp . and limber as a rag. The man who . did the bruiser up was only half his weight, and though he was less noisy, . he fought at rapid rate. He trimmed Sam Simons up in style and put him : out of “biz,” he battered up his mas sive frame and spoiled his manly “phiz.” And so they always come to , grief who seek a scrap or row; to morrow they may get knocked out, though they are bullies now. Bet would-be scrappers take a hint while reading of this lay, and remember Samuel Simons and the conquering, slender jay. FROSTBURG, MD., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1913 SUBSTANTIAL ENCOURAGEMENT. Cashier Watts Orders Names of Six Friends Placed on Home Paper’s Subscription List. The Spirit has some patrons who are surely doing their share towards making the subscription list of the home paper grow. Quite a number of our subscribers are paying for one or two subscriptions besides their own, and some are paying for more than that. Heny F. Cook is carrying four subscriptions to this paper, Roberdeau Annan, President of The First Na tional Bank, paid for six before the first issue was printed, and now comes Cashier Frank Watts, of the Citizens’ National Bank, and orders six names besides his own placed on our list. He orders The Spirit sent to Thomas Humbertson, the oldest citizen of Frostburg; Geo. W. Blocher, a prom inent citizen of Garrett county; the Otto Frey Company, of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Charlotte Meager, of Elk Eick, Pa.; Archibald Evans, of Bonaconing, and Ephriam Geigher, of R. D. No. 1, Sand Patch, Pa. Mr. Watts said while at our office that no town can afford to be without a newspaper, especially if it is a town as big as Frostburg, and added that the only way any man can build up a newspaper in Frostburg that will be a credit to the town, is for the people of the town to rally to the support of a home paper. Mr. Watts is right. It takes more than hot air on which to build up a newspaper, and the business men whose advertisements are found in the town paper, and who are getting their printing done at the home shop, paying for subscriptions, etc., are the kind of people who contribute to the general prosperty of the community and make it a town fit to live in. MERRY CHRISTMAS FOR MANY. Large Number of Checks Will Be Mailed to Christmas Club Mem bers by Citizens National Bank. December 10, 1913, is the date set by the Citizens’ National Bank on which that institution will mail over 1,800 checks, aggregating in round numbers about $40,000. to the deposit ors in the Christmas Savings Club. Coming as it does, twp weeks before j Ur* will "provide-the i wherewithal by which hundreds of persons wilt be enabled to enjoy a merry Christmas and happy New Year, to say nothing of the lasting benefit to the derieved through the moral effect of creating a desire and forming the habit of laying something aside for the proverbial “rainy day.” Old Santa Claus will surely be very much in evidence this Christmas, and the seasoned “grouch” will have very little consolation, because every mer chant in Frostburg will derive more or less benefit through the distribu tion of the tidy sum". Anticipating the great amount of labor involved in getting the checks out ont on time, the Citizens’ Nation al has already begun active prepara tion for the interesting event. The Bank people are very much elated over the results obtained through their efforts in helping people to save, and have already arranged for a Christmas Club for the coming year. Still Looking for His Dog. John J. Bivengood, of Salisbury, Pa., who made a fruitless trip to Midlothian, last week, looking for a stolen dog, made another trip over this way, on the same mission, on Monday of this week. He had reason to believe that his dog had been taken to Bonaconing, and so he drove to Frostburg, going from here to Bona coning in the hope of locating the much wanted animal. The trip, however, was in vain, and so he returned to Frostburg, stopped at The Spirit office and subscribed for the paper for a year, paying in ad vance for the same. The editor in sisted on throwing his own faithful family watch dog into the bargain, inasmuch as editors never have any thing of value to watch, anyway, but uncle John wouldn’t have it that way. But he was determined to have a dog, and so he struck a bargain with the editor’s son John for the family dog aforesaid. John, Jr., offered to sell the dog to John, Sr., for a penny, but the latter went him 49 cents better, and so the bargain was closed, each party to the contract being thoroughly satisfied with the deal, and uncle de parted in the cool of the evening for his home, accompanied by the greatest fighting “dorg” of his yeight that ever bayed at the moon on Frost ave nue in Frostburg, U. S. A. Two More Contributors to Hospital Fund. Wesley Boar, of the celebrated Maplehurst dairy farm, and Edward C. Willison, of the firm of Willison Bros., have each contributed this week to the Miners’ Hospital equip ment and furnishing fund the sum of SSO, which was very generous and commendable. Their contributions bring the furnishing fund up to $4,600. It Is Bad Business for a local bus inessman not to have his advertise ment in this paper. tf. Celebrated Its Silver Anniversary. MOUNTAIN CITY COUNCIL NO. 11, JUNIOR ORDER UNITED AMERICAN MECHANICS, HELD FINE BANQUET AND RENDERED INTERESTING PROGRAM LAST WEEK. Extracts From Speeches Delivered That Show What the Order Stands For, What It Has Accomplished, Etc. On Wednesday evening of last week Mountain City Council No. 11, Junior Order United American Mechanics, celebrated an important event in its history—the 25th or Silver anniversary of its institution. The program pub lished in The Spirit’s issue of Sept. 25th, consisting of vocal and instru mental music, addresses, banquet, etc., was carried out in a very able manner, in Stern’s Hall, which was tastefully decorated with flags, bunting, etc. Past Councilor William Hanna was the presiding officer and principal EMBEEMS OF THE ORDER. speaker of the evening. Rev. D. EL Martin, pastor of the First M. E. Church, and Rev. Dr. J. N. Beall, of the First Presbyterian Church, Broadway, also made addresses. The speakers were all well received and brought forth much applause. Where and When the Jr. 0. U. A. M. Originated. The speech by Mr. Hanna was largely of an historical and statistical nature, and was, in substance, as follows: “On the evening of May 17th, 1853, a small body of young men met in , } ’j H Jjjj’ Bfc, f - || P| ■ ■ ' * ♦ **• : -j ;. |j ‘ - tat' • WIEEIAM HANNA, CHAIRMAN, WHO PRESIDED AT THE MEETING. what was known as the Old Concord School House, in Germantown, Pa., now a part of Philadelphia, and there organized the first council of the Junior Order United American Me chanics. After being organized they encountered a great many ‘ups and downs,’ and did not meet with much success until the year 1868, when the order took on new life and continued to increase its membership rapidly. At the present time we can point with pride to a membership of nearly 300,- 000 in the United States. < “The order had its birth and origin in a public school building, and was christened Washington Council No. 1, in honor of the Father of Our Country, ■• Vi <i>- f'^l ■ ' : ' :7 " -n iS '*&Mda&Mk^ v' ' .49Hhhi9h^^^hmm -~t j' I MPM JOHN SXODDART, FOUNDER OF THE ORDER IN FROSTB URG. the immortal General George Wash ington. I am sure he lives today in our memories as much as he did over a hundred years ago in the minds of all true Americans. In regard to Washington, I cannot express words more appropriate on this occasion than were uttered long years ago by a poet, who penned these inspiring words: ‘By broad Potomac’s silent shore The nation’s idol lowly lies. Art to his fame no aid hath lent, The country is his monument.’ “Great events in history, as well as great men, can be traced to small be ginnings. The great steam power of the age, with its countless activities on land and sea, found its inception thought in the brain of young Watts, which was stimulated into action by the movement of the teakettle lid through the pressure of steam. The falling of an apple from a tree gave to Newton’s mind the idea of gravita tion, and through him it was given to the world. It is also claimed that the cutting of a name on the bark of a tree gave to Guttenburg the idea, and to the world the developed thought of the mightiest invention of all ages— the printing press. “And it is - equally true of the incep tion thought that brought into exist ence the Jr. O. U. A. M., for it was a pistol shot that stirred the American heart and gave to this republic our noble, patriotic organization, which has the honor of placing the first American flag upon a public school building. This was at Mt. Pleasant, Pa., in 1888, but since that time our order has had the credit of placing the flag on nearly all the public school buildings in the United States. “Our order was first instituted in Maryland in 1870, but did not seem to ■ make much progress until 1890, the membership at that time being only • 1,600; but since that time, I am glad ’ to say, the order has increased in i membership to nearly 30,000. So, my i brothers, with its true American prin ciples, which should appeal to every . lover of his country, and with its 1 great moral lessons, there is no or ganization which has greater oppor tunities for increasing its membership and influence than the Junior Order United American Mechanics. “Mountain City Council, No. 11, was instituted October Ist, 1888, it Stan ton’s Hall, with 29 charter members composed of young men between the ages of 16 to 25, and I am sure great credit is due them for organizing our ’council. Little did they think that the fruits of their efforts at that time would be crowned with so much success. “But I am sorry we have not the pleasure of looking into more of their faces to-night. The greater portiod of them have answered the final roll call, and we have been taught to believe they 7 have taken their station , in the better world. Those remaining with us among the charter members are as follows: John Stoddart, George Eisel, George W. Stevens, John Eisel, Ulysses Hanna, William Eisel, D. W. Kalbaugh and John S. Crow. “I am sure it is a great consolation to you members who have the blessing bestowed upon you to live and enjoy the pleasure of celebrating the 25th anniversary of the council you have the honor of instituting, to see the membership increase from 29 to nearly 400 strong. It is also a pleasure to note that our order has ! 2,500 members ,n Allegan.. county aione. “Furthermore., this council is listed among the most active councils in the state. It has to its credit the honor of placing the first American flag over any public school building in the county, presenting the same to Beall High School in 1892. “The idea of holding annual re unions of the order in this county was originated by a member of this council, and later adopted and placed before the other councils, which ap proved the plan, and on October 15th, 1898, an association was formed with Peter McFarland as temporary chair man, and U. Hanna as permanent chairman, and arrangements began for holding the first reunion and picnic in Frostburg, July 4th, 1899, which proved a great success. “My brothers, I am glad to have the honor of being a member of this council for 24 years, and also serving as your treasurer for the past eight years, during which time I have handled over $20,000 of your money, and I am glad to say that not one year of the past eight have our expenses exceeded our receipts, but on the other hand we have had an annual gain in each of : the past eight years of over S3OO, and our running expenses for the past eight years have averaged, annually, $2,400 for the relief of its members and their families, in the way of sick and death benefits, nurse hire j.nd many other ways, according as differ ent cases are required, yet the present worth of your council to-day in real estate and cash is $5,840. “In conclusion, my brothers, I am glad to say that Mountain City Council has a record for the past 25 ysars of which each and all of its members may justly feel proud, and in leaving here tonight let us resolve to be more active in the work of our council, and may the jlears to come show the order growing in Virtue, Liberty and Pa triotism.” Address of Rev. D. H. Martin. Space forbids the reproduction of the entire address of the Rev. D. H. Martin, but following are some ex tracts from his remarks: “Your order is the champion of the public schools and stands for the edu cation of the masses. The influences by which the masses of the people to day are educated are the pulpit, the press, the Chautauqua, the secular schools and the home. The public schools are our proudest educational possession, because they teach the fundamentals of education, and by them the masses of the people are reached. They are the great univer sity of the masses, and beyond them the majority of our people never go. They are open to all classes. “We believe in compulsory educa tion. In a government like ours it is absolutely essential that every person be educated, for every citizen is a ruler, but in a democracy like ours, there is need of universal education. Monarchies stand for the education of classes, democracies for the educa tion of the masses. We need laws re 0000000000000000000000000000 8 Successor to 8 8 The Frostburg Mining Journal 8 § Established 1871 § 8000000000000000000000000008 WHOLE NUMBER 2,173 quiring the attendance of children of certain ages at the secular schools, and we need the enforcement of these laws. The time is coming when the matter of the education of our peo ple will be the business of ourgovern , ment, and will be handled directly ' from Washington, as other great in terests of the people are now manag ed by the Federal government. The time is coming when our government will have a department of education, and that time is not far away, for * nothing is of more concern than the education of her people. Then we shall have a satisfactory solution of c the various problems that today are 7 worrying the souls of educators and I all interested in the question of the 1 education of our people. 7 “The secular schools belong to the - state. They stand for the welfare of 7 the state. Therefore the state has a s right to call on the people for money - sufficient to give the people schools - acceptable in every way. We need a p longer school year. We need larger r and better buildings to accomodate the increasing population. The s schools of Allegany county need bet - ter facilities in books and other equip -3 ment. There is not room enough for e the children, and a public school t ought never find it necessary to give r entertainments to raise money to prop t erly equip its departments. The poor 3 salaries of teachers in our schools is a 1 disgrace to a rich county like ours. The schools of our county are crippled 5 for the want-of a few thousand dol r lars. Fair taxation of rich and poor 1 in the state of Maryland would great -1 ly increase the amount of money for 3 public purposes. A very slight in -1 crease in the tax rate would give the schools sufficient money. The.speak -3 er holds that church property should s also be taxed. , “All who have a hand in the govern . ment of our secular schools should be elected by the people. The people 1 should have the power to elect the j school seperintendents, commissioners 7 and trustees, and not leave it to the 1 power of appointment, for therein lies e the danger of politics. A change in 2 the manner of getting men to control 9 our schools might not give us any bet -1 ter men than we have in office how, 3 for so far as the speaker has kno\yl -7 | edge, ail biglov ei- Tere-. b, - j first-class men. But the fact remains 1 that election by the people would be s more in keeping with a democratic f form of government than the present r plan of political appointment. 2 “There is more or less criticism of 1 our secular schools throughout the county. An instructor ill the recent - institute held for the teachers of Al -7 legany county, in Cumberland, a few 3 weeks ago, is reported as saying that 1 the public schools have not made - good, or are a failure. Such was the , language in the daily press. It was 1 an unfortunate statement, whether - made actually by the man himself or t by the papers, for the critics of the 1 public schools were not long in say -1 irig ‘I told you so!’ ', “The public schools are not a fail ure. On the other hand they are a 2 decided success, and will continue to s be more so. Those in Allegany s county with which I am acquainted, , at Frostburg, Lonaconing and other I places, have made remarkable ad -1 vancement in many ways under the 2 present management since I came 1 here four years ago. 2 “Some -time ago a statement was f made in another part of the county to 1 the effect that the secular schools are . t Godless. They are far from being , such. If there is any weakness in 3 the moral influence of the secular i schools, the reason for it is the elimina -1 tion of the Bible, for you can’t have a - system of morals without something t spiritual behind it, and spirituality is 1 dependent upon the word of God. Pennsylvania has the Bible in her 1 public schools, and if the state of 1 Maryland lives long enough, it may f be that she will have it also.” 5 The supper was served by Bills Ice f Cream Company. 2 The entertainment committee, com -1 prising William Hanna, Thomas G. r Jeffries, Thomas H. Morgan, John W. - Devore, Oscar Crump and Henry F. Cook, had charge of the program and all other arrangements. f - • Merchant Stewart Saw Great Ball Game in New York. 5 Merchant A. Chas. Stewart, of this _ city, went to New York on Monday to 3 attend to some business and also be _ present at the great ball game on „ Tuesday between the New York Giants r and Philadelphia Athletics. When he . returns home on Friday he will doubt -1 less be able to give an interesting ac ; count of how the Athletics wallopped , the Giants. ; Mr. Stewart stated when he left - home that he would also spend some x time in Philadelphia, taking in the sights in that fine and interesting old city. 3 You can’t send an absent friend a 1 more desirable present than a copy of i the handsomely illustrated Frost , burg Souvenir Book for sale at The . Spirit office, unless you make the f friend a present of a year’s subscrip tion to The Spirit. Both are worth - several times their cost. tf.