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Philip Blake, of Eckhart, was a
visitor at The Spirit office, Wednesday.
John Mayer, of Wilkensburg, Pa.,
is visiting his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth
Mayer, at her home on Uhl street.
Oscar Crump has acceptod a remun
erative and responsible position in
the McCrorey 5 and 10-cent store at
Fairmont, W. Va.
Postmaster Hanna reports that Con
tractor Olin Gerlach expects to have
Frostburg’s handsome new postoffice
done by December Ist.
Mayor Grimes, of Carlos, was a
caller at The Spirit office on Tuesday.
The editor regrets that he was not in
at the time to greet the genial mayor.
The silk mill strike at Gonaconing
has been settled. Concessions were
granted to the strikers, but the pro
moters of the strike were dismissed
from the company’s services.
The new telegraph poles recently
erected on Main street are an im
provement over the ones replaced, so
far as looks go, but they are neither a
things of beauty nor a joy forever, at
Earl Eewis, who is a member of the
faculty of Shenandoah Military Acad
emy, at Winchester, Va., spent last
Saturday and Sunday with friends in
this city. He is a son of John T.
Eloyd E. Shaffer, Republican can
didate for Clerk of Court, and his
Democratic opponent, J. W. Young,
were both interviewing voters here
during the past week. Shaffer seems
to be regarded as an easy winner.
The carnival company which was
billed to be here all week, failed to
show up, owing to bad weather and
worse financial straits at the last town
it showed in. Well, it’s a little late in
the season for carnivals, anyway.
Miss Bernie Wolf, who was visiting
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Wolf,
of this city, returned to Washington,
D. C., last Sunday, to resume her
duties as nurse, after undergoing a
serious surgical operation herself.
Henry Eauer, President of the City
Council of Oakland, Garrett county,
took ship at Baltimore, last Thursday,
for Germany, his native land, where
he will visit his aged father and other
relatives and friends for a period of
about two months.
Geo. M. Perdew, Assistant County
Superintendent of Schools, and G. J.
Bombardier, of the Chesapeake Iron
Works, Baltimore, were in Frostburg
this week. The latter came here to
superintend the installing of a fire
escape at the Beall High School.
The Frostburg Nest of the Order
of Owls will celebrate its anniver
sary on Nov. 25th. There will be an
'elaborate program, consisting of
speeches, music, refreshments. The
Rev. G. E. Metger, of the Reformed
church, is booked as the principal
Frostburg nimrods are already tell
ing about the great strings of rabbits
they are going to bring to town as
soon as the season for “bunnies”
opens. If they get more than they
know what to do with, they are invit
ed to leave a few of them at The
Spirit office, once in a while; not
necessarily for publication, but as a
guarantee of good faith and indisput
able evidence of their marksmanship.
Prof. Richard Harris has returned
from Wilkes-Barre, Pa., where he
spent several weeks. He reports a
pleasant and profitable visit, and re
turned home refreshed and improved
in health. Prof. Harris commends
the work of “Billy” Sunday, who re
cently closed a big revival at Wilkes-
Barre, where he made 17,000 converts,
and says the church people want the
great evangelist to return. They can
get him if they put up the proper
amount of coin, and if they think his
work is worth the price, there is no
reason why they should not give it.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond E. Garrett
and their little daughter Marion, of
Cainesville, Mo., arrived here recently
for a visit with friends and relatives.
Mr. Garrett is the son of Mrs. Joseph
Garrett, residing on Broadway, and
his wife is a daughter of Mrs. G. T
DeWitt, residing on Frost avenue.
Mr. Garrett, who is Superintendent
of the Grand River Coal & Coke Co.,
at Cainesville, recently attended the
American Mining Congress, at Phila
delphia. He left here about six years
ago, and has since become quite
prominent in the mining world. Frost
burgers usually make good whenever
they go.
A reproduction of the most entranc
ing scene in the world —the Grand
Canyon of Arizona—is promised by
Eyman H. Howe at the Frostbutg
Opera House, Monday, Nov. 3rd. It
has been proclaimed as the biggest
beautiful thing on earth, and no one
after seeing it would dispute the claim.
To make the descent is like making a
journey to the center of the earth with
innumberable thrills furnished by prec
ipices underfoot and perpendicular
cliffs overhanging. The ancient
Romans built amphitheatres of mar
ble seating 40,000 people that were
considered big, and yet the Grand
Canyon includes two natural—twin—
amphitheatres a thousand times more
ancient, and ten thousand times more
wonderful. Yet these occupy but a
small portion of the whole program.
Thrilling rescues of survivors from
an ocean greyhound during a terrible
gale; a conflagration of several hun
dred thousand barrels of oil; an aero
plane ride over Paris; the wondrous
forms of marine life; a stndy in palm
istry; yachting scenes off Monte Carlo;
and a motor ride through the French
Alps are some of the other big fea
tures to be presented.
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Candidate lor Clerk of the Court,
Respectfully solicits your vote
and influence.
Mrs. Win. Angwin, of Goo street, is
on the sick list this week.
Mrs. Mary Rodda, of Bowery street,
has for some time been in poor health.
Geo. W. Griffith, who conducts the
Oakland Cafe, 84 East Main street,
has been making some improvements
on his bowling alleys, the work being
done by an expert bowling alley work
man from one of the large cities.
At the Reformed parsonage, last
Monday evening, Mr. Frederick Cail
Dick, of Eord, Md., and Miss Gucille
Marie Arnold, of Ocean, Md., were
united in marriage by the local Re
formed pastor, Rev. G. E. Metger.
The Frostburg Furniture and Un
dertaking Company recently improved
its store room by having it newly
frescoed and painted. The company
also recently purchased a fine new
funeral car and a new delivery wagon.
Dr. Samuel A. Baer, of the Frost
burg State Normal School, and Prof.
Olin R. Rice, principal of the Beall
High School, are among the speakers
scheduled for addresses before the
Potomac Valley Round Table at Go
naconing, this week.
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Somb mischievous and premature
Hallowe’eners were engaged in tear
ing gates off their hinges at various
places about town, Tuesday night.
Guess they know better than to re
move the fences also, for fear that
John Farraday might accuse them of
getting the town cows into trouble.
John is a great champion of the liber
ties of the town cows, and he will not
stand for anything that is liable to
get the bovines into trouble, unless
he has changed his mind since a cow
with a bad temper, some time ago, in
a pasture field adjacent to town, tried
her best to gore him. John had the
time of his life to keep the cow from
getting him, which some
cows are just like some men —never
know who their friends are. Well,
anyhow, we are glad to know that Mr.
Farraday succeeded in reaching a
place of safety.
The report that The Spirit has lined
up with the so-called Progressive
party, is a false rumor, as is also the
rumor that P. G. Givengood is not the
sole owner of this paper. The editor
of this paper is a straight and
loyal Republican, just as he has
always been, and The Spirit is a Re
publican journal, even though it has
paid but little attention to political
matters thus far. P. G. Givengood is
not only the sole owner of The Spirit
and the plant that it is printed with,
but is also the owner of all the book
accounts of his predecessors, the Min
ing Journal Publishing Company, for
which he has given value received.
One of the accounts taken over is
against the Progressive party for ad
vertising and printing done last year,
but which said party has not yet paid
. for. We have no use for a party that
. will not pay its bills, while at the
same time posing as a great reform
. party. Anyway, according to our
observation, the self-styled reformers
are usually the biggest grafters in the
. political hog lot as soon as they get
. their snouts into the trough.
Desirable Property at Private
The undersigned has for sale, at
: her residence, No. 29 Beall street, the
• following named desirable personal
■ property: 1 Extension Table, 6 Din
i ing Room Chairs as good as new, 1
■ Gas Cooking Range, 2 Gas Heating
; Stoves, 1 Refrigerator, 1 Center Table,
i 1 Garge Solid Walnut Bedstead, and
■ 1 Single Bed and Springs.
110-23 10-30 Mrs. Chas. H. Wade.
Some Rich Folks Pay $45,000 a Year
Just For Rooms Alone.
"The number of people who rent
apartments in hotels by the year is
growing,” said a hotel man. "Ordina
rily this is rather more expensive than
having an apartment in an apartment
house, for the rentals run up to big
“The man who paid the biggest rent
ever put down for hotel rooms was
probably the late John W. Gates. He
had sixteen or eighteen rooms on the
third floor of the Plaza, and he paid for
rent somewhere between $65,000
$75,000. The biggest rent payer in'"a
New York, hotel now, with the possible
exception of Mrs. John W. Gates, is
Alfred G. Vanderbilt, who is said to
pay something like $45,000 for his big
apartment in the Vanderbilt hotel.
George Gould had a suit at the Plaza
for which he paid $38,000, and one of
the Guggenheims is said to have paid
$45,000 a year for his suit at the St.
"The Princess Gwoff Parlaghy, who
keeps her seven rooms and three baths
at the Plaza and occupies them only
for six to eight months at a time, pays
a rental of SIB,OOO a year. Cases are
numerous where a man or a family
rent two or three rooms by the year,
and I know of a .western mining man
who pays $13,000 for a suit at a Broad
way hotel which he doesn’t occupy
more than three months all told out of
the twelve. That’s his lookout, of
course. It is an advantage for a man
in business to have a permanent New
York address, of course. Living in a
hotel gives a family a chance to get
away from the servant problem, and
that is why it is getting more popular.”
—New York Times.
Europe Makes a Poor Showing Com
pared With This Country.
It has been roughly estimated that of
the 10,000,000 telephones in the world
7,000,000, or 70 per cent of the whole
number, are in America, 2,000,000 in
Europe, with the remainder scattered
over the earth’s surface.
The reason why Europe presents so
poor a comparison in this respect with
America is said to be because four or
five of the most civilized and populous
countries are extraordinarily backward
in telephonic development. France,
Austria, Hungary. Belgium, (he Neth
erlands and Italy, in the first four of
which the telephone is entirely in the
hands of the government, may be in
stanced. In the whole of the French
republic, it is estimated, there are few
■ more than 200,000 stations, and in Aus
■ tria and Hungary combined there are
; actually fewer phones than in Chicago.
Ancient cities of universal renown,
. prosperous and thriving places of from
400,000 to 500.000 Inhabitants, in many
cases centers of great commercial im
portance, such as Lyons, Marseilles,
Naples, Antwerp and Prague, are far
behind American towns with 50,000 to
100,000 people, such as Peoria, St. Jo
seph, Dayton and Norfolk, towns that
i Europeans in many cases have never
heard of, while Vienna, with a popula
tion somewhere near 2,000,000, has not
so many stations as San Francisco,
with one-fourth that many inhabitants.
If the countries of central and western
: Europe were as well provided telephon
-1 ically as Great Britain and Germany,
to say nothing of Scandinavian coun
> tries, the old world’s phone statistics
: would compare far more favorably with
: those of the new.—New York Tribune.
A Nice Distinction There.
A noted journalist and author, whose
name we cannot mention because he is
on our paper, is constantly importuned
: by a celebrated New York portrait
l painter to sit for him.
“I’d do it, too,” the author told a
friend, “only I’m not quite clear just
r when to tell George I will. When he
’ has imbibed a bit too much he wants
’ to paint my portrait, and when he
1 hasn’t he wants me to come and have
my portrait painted.” —New York
World. _ ♦
A Roll of Honor Bank
CdDltdl 0 nnO no A “Roll of Honor Bank” is one possessing - Surplus and Profits
' ** 1 in excess of Capital, thus giving- tangible evidence of Strength
Surplus and Profits. . $82,000.00 and Security. Of the 7,500 National Banks in the United States,
a . . mm only 1,200 occupy this proud position.
Assets (over) . . $800,000.00 we are among the number
On Roll of Honor this Bank Stands:
D. ARMSTRONG, President. FRANK WATTS, Cashier.
A Nervy British Boy and His Recep
tion by the Enemy.
Mere boys have often shown the
greatest heroism In the face of peril,
both on and off the battlefield. How
many know the story of the little Brit
ish bugler who accompanied Colonel
Rennie’s column in the disastrous ad
vance against General Jackson’s in
trenchments at New Orleans a hun
dred years ago?
A withering Are of cannon and mus
ketry greeted the British troops as
they charged the American redoubt—a
fire that for deadly accuracy has rare
ly been equaled.
The young bugler at once climbed
Into a small tree and straddled a limb.
From this conspicuous position he con
tinued to sound the vibrant call to the
charge. Cannon balls and bullets killed
scores of men beneath him and even
tore away branches of the tree In
which he sat But above the thunder
of the artillery, the rattling of mus
ketry and all the din of strife the shrill
music, blown with all the power of the
little fellow’s lungs, rose unceasing.
Colonel Rennie and most of the regi
mental officers fell, mortally wounded;
the shattered ranks began to fall back.
But the bugler still blew the charge
with undiminished vigor.
At last when the, British had en
tirely abandoned the field, one of the
American soldiers ran out from the
lines, took the youngster prisoner and
brought him into camp. Great was the
boy’s astonishment when, instead of
treating him roughly, according to his
expectations, the warm hearted south
ern soldiers, who had observed bis gal
lantry with admiration, actually em
braced him. Officers and men vied
with each other in acts of kindness to
ward this brave young Briton.—Youth’s
Simeon the Second.
King Ferdinand Is said to be making
not only a change of religion, but a
change of name to Simeon 11., when
finally he assumes the title of emperor
of Bulgaria. The first Simeon Is still
the national hero, and his reign, which
began in 893, was Bulgaria’s "golden
age,” when, as Gibbon states, she took
a place among the great powers of
Europe.—Chicago News.
James Douglas Snyder Accepts
New Position.
James Douglas Snyder, for the last
nine years a resident of Frostburg,
holdihg a responsible position with
the Consolidation Coal Company, has
accepted a more lucrative position
with the Gackawana Coal and Gum
ber Company, at Charleston, W. Va.
He leaves tomorrow to take charge of
the new position, and his family will
follow as soon as they can arrange to
vacate their residence on Bowery
The many friends of Mr. Snyder
and family regret exceedingly that
they have decided to cast their lot
elsewhere, but wish them much pros
sperity and happiness in their new
location. Mr. Snyder will spend much
of his time during the coming winter
at engineering work on a large timber
tract near Staunton, Va.
Paint Now.
If your property needs it; don’t wait.
There are two parts of a job: the
paint and the work; the work is more
than the paint; and it never cotnes
The cost of paint is about two-fifths;
the work three fifths.
Paint won’t come-down in a hurry;
too many jobs put-off.
Men are waiting for $2 or S 3; they
don’t know it; they think they are
waiting for S2O or $25.
Why don’t men use their heads?
J. W. Shea, Agent. sells it.
No Convictions in Liquor Cases.
The liquor cases in court at Cum
berland, last week, were victories for
the persons indicted, as follows:
Martha Clark, selling liquor without a
license; James Bowman, selling liquor
on Sunday; Ira Finzel, selling liquor
on Sunday, and Robert H. Hill, sell
ing liquor on Sunday.
The indictment against Bowman
was the only one of these cases that
came to trial, and was won by the de
fendant. The others were dismissed
for want of sufficient evidence against
| the accused.
Fire Insurance
12-25-pd Apply to J. B. ODER.
Poultry, Pigeons, Butter,
Eggs, Produce, Poultry
and Stock Supplies.
Have a limited number of “The
Poultrymen’s Complete Hand
Book, What to Do and How to
Do It,” to be given free with
purchases of Pratt’s Products. ,
(‘No-Fly” is guaranteed to
keep flies away. Phone 289 k.
BS. Water St., .
Opp. Postoffice, Frostburg, Md.
♦ Gittle Editorials and News Items
I by the Junior Editor—W. S. I
J Eivengood, Jr., aged 13. I
Everybody should join in the Hal
lowe’en parade, which will be given
by the Boy Scouts. The parade will
start at the Beall High School at 8
o’clock, but all who want in it should
be on hand at 7 or 7:30, so that it will
have time to form and get started on
On the first of next month a mem
bership contest will be on among the
Boy Scouts, between the “Go-After
’ems” and the “Whoop’em-ups.” I
am on the “Go-After’em” side. Our
colors are gold and black, while the
“Whoop’em-up” colors are red and
black. There are seven different prizes
for the persons that get the most
members, and a first-aid kit and a
banquet for the side that wins. A
Scout will count 25 points and an
Indian 10. The flag of the side that
has the most points will float from the
flag-staff of the First National Bank
the day after the awards are made.
We are trying to increase our mem
bership to 200, and I think we can get
the members.
The Boy Scouts have started their
basketball practice. I play Foreward
on the Second team.
The Beall High School football team
has not lost any games yet. Their first
game was won from the Allegany Coun
ty Academy by a score of 14 to 0. Their
second game was won from Gonacon
ing by a score of 49 to 0. They were
to play a game with Cumberland High,
Friday, but the game was postponed
on account of rain. However, the
contest took place on Monday after
noon in Jr. O. U. A. M. Park, and the
Beall High wallopped the Cumber
landlrs to the tune of 20 to 2. Cum
berland High is a good team, but
whenever the gamesters of Cumber
land want a good defeat in almost
any kind of a sporting contest, they
"know that they can always get it in
Frostburg. Hurrah for Frostburg!
After a Shut-Down of Four Weeks,
Parker Hosiery Mill Resumes
The Parker Hosiery Mill, which was
idle during the last four weeks, owing
to a strike of the employes, resumed
operations this morning at 7 o’clock,
under new management. W. S. Eowe,
the new Superintendent, is in charge,
with experienced instructors for be
ginners, and boys as well as girls will
be employed for operating machines.
The mill is not closed against old em
ployes who wish to return to work.
Mrs. Mary Jack Dead.
Mrs. Mary Jack, widow of the late
Samuel Jack, died at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas Delaney, East Main
street, last Saturday evening, at an
advanced age. Deceased is survived
by five daughters and two sons, as
follows: Mrs. Agnes Delaney, Miss
Lena Jack and William Jack, of this
place; Mrs. Mary Stakem and Mrs.
May Nicholas, of Eonaconing; Mrs.
Ella Downey, of Pittsburg, Pa., and
Robert Jack, of Connellsville, Pa.
The funeral was held Wednesday
morning in St. Michael’s Church,
with interment in the church ceme
tery. The husband, an ex-Union
soldier, has been dead about 20 years.
Let Us Dry-Steam Clean
and Press Your Coat,
Pants and Test!
We do not drive the dirt into the lining of
the goods, but force it from the inside out.
, This process is strictly sanitary. It removes
all dirt, raises the nap, renders the garment
, sterilized like new and not shrink a thread.
Ladies ’ Coats, Jackets, Skirts, Etc.,
receive special attention!
Shall we call for your next package ?
A. S. BUKTON, Proprietor.
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g A full and complete line of All Kinds of Groceries. §
g Headquarters for Flour and Feed. g
8 “Golden Link” Flour. g
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I sl,4oo—You can buy a good
acre Farm. 50 acres cleared and
under cultivation, located in Gar
rett county, near the National
Pike, six miles from Frostburg,
good roads all the way, four-room,
hoqse, barn, sheds, and all out
buildings, abundance of good
water, plenty of fruit. The soil
is good and not rocky. To appre
ciate the price asked, you must
let us show you this farm. Tqthe
I right man, this farm means inde
pendence in a couple years.
s2,2oo—You can buy a 50-acre
Farm, about five miles from Frost
burg, located in Garrett county,
good roads, 35 acres under culti
vation, the remainder in timber
land, soil A-No. 1, inclined to be
rolling, not stony, good water,
five-room house in good repair,
new barn, granary, all outbuild
ings, entire farm under fence, 50
bearing fruit trees.
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So We also have the best line of Men's Shoes 88
•88 ever shown in Frostburg. The line embraces 88
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sl,Boo —Will buy you a good home, O
close to Broadway, six large 8
rooms, pantry and cupboards, A- o
No. 1 cellar, large lot, city water. O
This property is in good repair 8
and it was built for a home, not o
built to rent or sell. The owner O
has bought a farm and must sell 8
to make needed improvements on o
same. Let us show you this prop- O
erty today and you will agree 8
that the price we are offering it o
at is a LOW ONE. O
sl,ooo —You can buy an 8-room 0
frame House in good repair, close o
to city limits, street cars pass the O
door, large lot 100x500, good well, 0
small buildings and fruit. This o
property is worth the price asked. O
$1,300 —Easy terms—You can buy g
a six-room frame House on Lin- o
den street, in good repair, lot O
60x165. * , 8
sl99—Building lot close to Broad- 8
way. Cus today. Bargain. O

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