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FROSTBURG, MD. - - NOt. 6, 1913
£ AS THE SPIRIT MOVETH ]
Much good has been accomplished
in the various states that have enact
ed laws in the interest of pure food,
but even a pure food law can go too
far. In Pennsylvania, recently, a
merchant was fined for selling vine-'
gar that contained 20 per cent, water,
the water having been put in by a
New York manufacturer, who takes
the position that pure apple cider to
which 20 per cent, water has been
added makes better vinegar than the
apple juice without the water. He is
right, and nearly every farmer knows
that his statement is true. Take pure,
fresh cider, add water to it in quan
tity ranging from 20 to SO per cent.,
and it will become vinegar much
quicker than it will without the water
added, and it will be better and more
wholesole vinegar at that.
When they get to seeing lizards
down in Cumberland that are four
feet long, an account of which is pub
lished elsewhere in this paper, isn’t
it about time for the people down there
to quit subsisting chiefly on booze?
Several Democratic candidates who
were in Frostburg on Monday, declare
that the big lizard referred to had
green goggles on it when discovered,
but Socialist and Prohibition candi
dates who claim to have seen the big
lizard, deny this, but,, in other re
spects verify the story. Republican
candidates who were called to view
the big reptile, declare that they
could see no reptile at all. Whether
one set of candidates got so full as to
enable them to see strange reptiles,
or whether the others got so full that
they could see nothing, is a matter
our readers must decide for them
In Amanda township, Ohio, 10,013
rats were recently killed, as a result
of a rat-killing contest lasting six
weeks. There were 600 men on each
side in the contest, and the slaughter
was celebrated by a banquet at which
over .700 people were served. The
chances are that there was as much
good food wasted at the banquet as
10,013 rats could have destroyed' in
six weeks. Be that as it may, how
ever, it would be a capital idea to en
courage rat-killing contests every
where. It would be better for sani
tary and economic reasons than swat
ting flies, but not better than destroy
ing the breeding places of flies. The
swatting availeth but little in keeping
down the fly 7 - population, but the de
struction of the breeding places of the
little disease-spreading pests is very
effective. As for rats, they, too, are
great spreaders of disease, as well as
very destructive, and we believe a
small bounty paid for rat scalps
would accomplish much more benefi
cial results than the paying of a bounty
for fox, weasel, mink, hawk and owl
scalps. Boys-of all ages, and girls,
too, as well . as men and women,
would be after the rat bounty, with
good results to everybody.
ELEPHANTS* AS WORKERS.
Without Them Burma’s Teakwood
Trade Would Languish.
Since ISBG the export of teakwood
from Burma has increased enormous
ly; but, despite the phenomenally high
price of the wood, it would not be
profitable to work It, even in these
days, without the elephant. In this
trade tlie Burmese elephants, massive
animals whose strength is almost un
limited, are seen at their best as beasts
From the time when the forest areas
are purchased, before the trees are
felled, to the hour of export on the
• ocean going vessels at the port on the
Indian ocean the elephant is the main
worker. Far away in the malarial
swamps and almost impenetrable jun
gles this majestic beast first tramps
down a passage through the under
growth. Then, guided by his Indian
keeper’s prong, the elephant com
mences his arduous labor of dragging
the felled trees to the river, whence
they are conveyed by raft down coun
try to the sawmills.
These enormous trees, untrimmed
and cumbrous, are sometimes dragged
up and down the jungle and mountain
forest pathways en route to the river
with -rare precision. At the mills
again the work of packing and stack
ing is done exclusively by elephants.
When thq trees are sawed into lengths
the elephants do the piling, bringing
the huge planks from the sheds and
arranging them in an orderly manner
in numbered piles.—Argonaut.
He Becomes Artistic For the Sake
HE PURCHASES A CAMERA.
Then Travels In Search of Landscapes,
but Finds World Cold to His Plans
For Its Uplift—Back Home a Wreck
After Trying Experience.
By M. QUAD.
[Copyright, 1913, by Associated Literary
“ W THINK I have called you a doz
§l en times,” said Mrs. Bowser as
Jg Mr. Bowser came down to his
breakfast half an hour late.
“As I am not going to the office to
day I am in no hurry,” he replied.
“But aren’t you feeling well ?”
“1 feel bully.”
“There will be no housecleaning?”
“No tinkering with the doorbells?”
“Perhaps you are just going to sit on
the front steps?”
“And perhaps I am going to walk
around in the cause of art and pos
“I don’t exactly understand.”
“Mrs. Bowser, If there had been pho
tographers 6,000 years ago What a won
derful thing the sight of their pictures
would he today!”
“You—you”— she replied as she sat
“Yes, I am an artist, and I have
bought a camera, It’s over at the
drug store. I am going to take some
views for future generations to look
“AVliat nonsense! You got what they
said was a kodak a few months ago,
and don’t you remember what happen
ed? All the pictures you took’ were
cross eyed and wrong end up, and you
finally got mad and smashed things.
What on earth possessed you to get
“My dear woman, it was no wonder
I couldn’t take pictures with that thing
they called a kodak. It was a rank
THE GOAT KEPT A WATCHFUL EYE ON HIM
AS HE MOVED ABOUND.
swindle and little better than a corn
sheller. It was inevitable that I shquld
make a failure. In this machine, how
“You’ve got something different?”
Takes Lifelike Pictures.
"I have. I can take a photograph to
knock the spots off the best of them.
I was practicing all the afternoon, and
I’m tickled to death. The pictures are
so lifelike that you can see every hair
on a dog’s tall. In a week’s time we
will fill our parlors with works of art,
and can point to them with pride
and say that your husband did them
Mrs. Bowser sighed and turned away,
and Mr. Bowser gathered up his outfit
and left the house, saying that he
would be back in the course of a couple
He started off down the street with
the ambition of an artist surging up in
his soul, and the family cat sat on the
steps and looked after him and won
dered whether he’d come back on the
gallop or in an ambulance. Mr. Bow
ser* did not have to go far before find
ing something that appealed to his ar
tistic temperament. An old umbrella
mender who had taken a seat under a
shade tree had fallen asleep. His hat
had fallen off, his legs were stretched
out on the sidewalk and the pictur-'
esque attitude would make a famous
picture. Mr. Bowser stopped and set
up his camera, and as he- did so vari
ous appropriate titles for the picture
fan through his head. It could he call
ed “A Modern Brigand,” “Innocence
In a Great City,” “Not Dead, But
Sleeping” or “Wake Him Not.” He had
just got the range when a man crossed
the road from a saloon and asked:
“What ye goin’ to do to old Petro?”
“Take his picture.”
“Oh, just to make one of my collec
tion. I’m out taking snapshots, you
know. I think the old man will work
Bowser Encounters Interference.
“But I don’t think so. De old man
is me friend, and nobody’s goin’ to
play dirt on him If I can help it. Git
along wid dat squirt gun.*
“But don’t you understand that I
simply want a picture of him as show
ing my own work with the kodak?”
protested Mr. Bowser.
“I understand all about it. De old
man may take away yer umbreller to
His Head and'the Psalm.
A now popular clergyman, telling of
some of bis earlier experiences, said:
“In my third living there was a very
crowded congregation the first morning
I officiated. The parishioners were evi
dently curious as to the build, color of
hair, etc., of their new vicar. As a
matter of fact I was, though a young
man, very bald. A little thought
would have caused me to make my first
appearance on any morning but the
Bth, bjit It was the Bth, and in the
Psalms, which were read and not sung,
I had to say, ‘My sins are more in
number than the hairs of my head.’ ”
mend and furgit to bring It back, and
ye run to de coppers wid his pictur’
and make trouble. Git along or dere’ll
be a row!”
The man squared off and looked so
ugly and so much in earnest that Mr.
Bowser felt it wise to move on. It
didn’t take him long, however, to find
another subject. On the steps of a
tumble down old shanty there sat a
baby, and in the doorway above him
stood a goat. There were sentiment
and picturesqueness combined, and al
most at the first glance Mr. Bowser
decided to label the , picture “The
Baby’s Guardian.” The baby stared at
him and the goat kept a watchful eye
on him as he moved around and made
ready. In another minute the button
would have been pressed but for an
Interruption. A woman suddenly ap
peared in the doorway beside the goat
and called outv
“Now, then, what’s goin’ on out
“I’m about to take a picture with
my camera,” replied Mr. Bowser.
“Is it of the baby and goat?”
“Then you drop it like a hot per
taty or I’ll come down on ye as big as
He Tries to Explain.
“My dear woman, let me explain the
situation. I am an amateur photogra
pher. I am taking a few pictures
“I understand perfectly,” she inter
rupted. “Me old man sat right here
one day two months ago a-smokin’ of
his pipe and feelin’ that it was good
to live when along comes a bloke wid
jest sieh a machine as that. He peeks
and squints and takes a pictur’ and
goes off, and two days later Dan’l is
arrested by the police fur stealin’ four
barrels of cement and six bunches of
shingles. Be off, I say!”
“My good woman, I solemnly assure
you”— began Mr. Bowser, but she ad
vanced and punched him in the back
with a broom, and he had .to move on.
He traveled six or eight blocks be
fore he struck his next “landscape.”
It was a rude shanty, with a sign of
“Saloon” over the door, and there were
a dozen picturesque figures loafing
around and chewing tobacco. Mr.
Bowser decided to take a picture and
label it “The Home of Industry,” and
none of the idlers objected as he made
ready. Indeed, some of them assumed
still more picturesque poses, as if to
favor him. In a couple of minutes he
was about to turn away when one of
the gang approached him and queried:
“Dat was a snapshot, wasn’t it?”
“And we all did our best for you?”
“You did, and I’m much obliged. I
think the negative will work out beau
Demand Keg of Beer.
“And about de drinks, cully? De
boys is expectin’ at least a keg of beer.
We’s all hard workin’ men, wid wives
and kids to support, and we can’t pose
fur nothin’. Will ye come in and tell
Jimmy to tap a fresh keg?”
“A keg!” exclaimed Mr. Bowser.
“No, of course not. I’m willing to buy
you each a glass of beer, but you don’t
want to pile it on too thick.”
“Dey was beautiful poses,” suggested
“Yes, the poses were all right.”
“Aud de boys won’t take less’n ’a
“Then they won’t take anything!
The crowd of you ought to feel highly
honored at being photographed.”
“Dat’s so, cully. But about dat keg?”
“I shan’t pay for any keg.”
The man turned to his gang and
made a sign, and the next minute Mr.
Bowser was surrounded and picked up
and flung into a blanket held by six
men. Before he could scarcely yell out
he was being tossed in the air, and for
the, next ten minutes performed
more gyrations than he thought it pos
sible for a human being to go through
with. When the crowd was weary he
was spilled out of the blanket, the
fragments of the camera were handed
to him and he was headed up the
Bowser and Camera Wrecked.
His back was covered with grass and
dirt, his hat caved in, his whole ap
pearance dilapidated, and there was a
look of terror'in his eyes, and he could
not keep his chin still.’ A number of
hoys followed him as “a living curios
ity,” and now and then a pedestrian
asked him where he got his jag, but
he made a bee line for aud final
ly shut his front door behind him. All
he brought back with him was one leg'
of the kodak frame. As he stood be
fore Mrs. Bowser with bulging eyes
and wabbling chin she realized what
had happened; but, like the good wife
she was, she refrained from adding to
“Yes, I know,” she quietly observed.
“It’s all my fault, of course, and your
lawyer will see my lawyer, and there’ll
be a divorce and all that, but mean
while you’d better change your clothes
Ind lie down for an hour before din
her. You have evidently run across
some landscapes too big for your ar
tistic temperament and had a bad time
And Mr. Bowser went upstairs with
out a word in reply.
The Servant Question.
“A public official is a servant of the
people,” said the idealist.
“Yes,” replied the plain person, “but
when a new administration comes in
he has difficulty in getting references
from his last employer.”—Washington
® In the Crowded Car.
First Strap Hanger—Sir, you have
your hand in my pocket. ,
Second Ditto (evidently married)—
Oh, pardon me! I was wondering ho v
I came to have all that loose change.—
“Well, Blithers, what luck did you
have with your new car?” asked Jar
“More than I ever expected,” said
Blithers. “Just three minutes after
the darned thing blew up another car
came along with a busted tire, and the
owner bought my old tires for 810
One After the Other.
She —When we are married, dear, I
must have three servants. He —Cer-
tainly, darling. But try to keep each
las long as possible.—St Louis Post-Dis-
THE FROSTBURG SPIRIT, FROSTBURG, MD
Paint or Not.
Is a horse worth more or less after
Hay and oats are high today; shall I
wait today and feed him tomorrow ?
That’s how men do about painting
their houses and barns and fences.
Paint has been high for several years;
and so they have waited. Paint is
high yet; they are still waiting; thou
sands of ’em are waiting for paint to
Their property drops a trifle a year
and the next job of paint creeps-up
creeps-up creeps-up; it’ll take more
paint by a gallon a year; they don’t
save a cent, and the property goes Lin
J. W. Shea, Agent. sells it.
Marriage licenses were recently is
sued at Cumberland to the following
Joseph Hill, of Frostburg, Md., and
Martha Preston, of Cumberland.
Wesley Porterfield and Hazel Caro
line Pierce, both of Connellsville, Pa.
James Deppolito and Martha Coldy,
both of Altoona, Pa.
John Henry Whitefield and Ethel
Gertrude Bowden, both of Lonacon
William Luther Griffith, of Meyers
dale, Pa., and Pearl Lape of Leslie,
Henry Taylor, of National, Md., and
Elizabeth Jenkins, of Frostburg, Md.
Samuel E. McGee, of Hollidays
burg, Pa., and Susan Mock, of Sax
Clarence Cloyd Rager and Eva May
Rahn, both of Johnstown, Pa.
Charles Austin Dollman and Nellie
Mason, both of Verona, Pa.
Nazareno Fomi and Rosina Bisig
nana, both of Morantown, Md.
James McKenzie Alter, of Johns
town, Pa., and Maud Elizabet Haines,
of Cumberland, Md.
FOR THE BEST
IN THE WORLD
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.
THOMAS L. POPP,
8 S. Water St.,
Opp. Postoffice, Frostburg, Md.
TN the above illustration, the
artist meant to give you
some notion of the neatness,
dressiness and real distinc
tion of Clothcraft Clothes.
But he couldn’t tell you in the
picture that Clothcraft sells for
$lO to S2O, under a strict guar
antee of all-wool, fast color and
Otto Holiing & Sons,
„ The Original One-Price
Cone But Not
HOW glibly the exrpression
comes during the funeral
services. How much does it
really ni'eau a month afterward?
What is the outward and visible
sign of your remembrance? A
suitable Monument according to
your means? Or is it—
A NEGLECTED GRAVE?
J. B. WILLIAMS CO.,
Western Maryland’s Leading
Marble and Granite Dealers,
60 East Main Street - - Frostburg, Md.
99 N. Centre Street, Cumberland, Md.
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When in Meyersdale, stop at the
New Slicer House
GEORGE LOGUE, Proprietor.
Justice of the Peace,
4 MECHANIC STREET,
All business entrusted to me is attended to
promptly and satisfactorily.
Dr. J. C. Pfeiffer,
7E. Union St. Frostburg-, Md.
Prices $9.00 to $22.50.
J. B. Williams,
secretary and treasurer.
Office: C. & P. Phone:
60 E. Main Street*. No. 52.
Not> Forget /
If it is anything in
the Jewelers’ line
There is nothing too good
for us to sell or anything
too bad for us to repair.
A satisfactory guarantee
Jewelers and Opticians,
10 E. Union St.
We’give S. & H. Green Trading Stamps
WM. ENGLE JAS. ENGLE
Engle Meat Market
Live Stock and
Butter and Eggs
Poultry in Season
66 EAST UNION STREET
17 WEST UNION STREET
Each package will color
wool, silk, cotton and mix
ed goods. Eor sale at our
10c per package.
We are also sole agents
for International Stock
Food, put up in 25c and
50c packages and 25-pound
Susan M. Thomas, Assignee,
No, 7189 Equity.
In the Circuit Court for Allegany County.
Ordered, this 20th day of October, in the year
nineteen hundred and thirteen, by the Circuit
Court for Allegany County, sitting in equity, that
the sale made and reported in the above cause by
Susan M. Thomas, assignee of mortgage, be rati
fied and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary
thereof be shown on or before the 20th day of
November, 1913, providedsa copy of this order be
published in some newspaper published in Alle
gany County, once a week for three successive
weeks before the 13th day of November, 1913.
The report states the amount of sale to be
J. W. YOUNG, Clerk.
True Cqpy — Test:
J. W. YOUNG, Clerk.
Cumberland and Westernport
First car leaves Frostburg: for Cumberland
at 6:00 a. m., Eckhart 6:12, Clarysville 6;19, Red
Hill 6:24, Long’s 6:30, Narrows Park 6&0, arriv
ing at Baltimore street, Cumberland, at 7:00 a.
m. Car leaves Frostburg every hour after
wards for Cumberland (on the hour) last car
leaving Frostburg at 11:00 o’clock p. m.
First car leaves Baltimore street, Cumber
land, for Frostburg at 7:00 a. m , Narrows Park
7;20, Long’s 7:30, Bed Hill 7:36, Clarysville 7:41,
Eckhart 7:48, arriving at Frostburg at 8:00 a. m.
Car leaves Cumberland every hour afterwards
for Frostburg (on the hour) last car leaving
Cumberland at 12:00 o’clock midnight.
First car leaves Frostburg for Westernport
at 5:00 a. m., Borden Shaft 5;12, Blake’s 5:23,
Midland 5>30, Lonacomng 5:47, Moscow 6:00,
Barton 6:08, Reynolds 6:13, Franklin 6:29, West
ernport 6:30. Car leaves Frostburg every hour
(on the hour) last car leaving Frostburg for
Westernport at 11:00 o’clock p. m.
Last car leaves Frostburg for Lonaconing at
12;00 o’clock midnight, arriving at Lonaconing
12:47 a. m., returning leaves Lonaconing 12:50
a. m., arriving at Frostburg 1:30 a. m.
First car leaves Westernport for Frostburg
at 5:30 a. m., Franklin 5:40, Reynolds 5:47, Bar
ton 5:52, Moscow 6:00, Lonaconing 6:12, Midland
6:30, Blake’s 6:37, Borden Shaft 6:48, Frostburg
7:00. Car lerves Westernport every hour after
wards for Frostburg, last car leaving Western
port at 11:30 p m. for Frostburg.
All cars east and west connect at Frostburg.
J. E. TAYLOR, Superintendent. I
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