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8 The Leading 8 8 Weekly Newspaper of Allegany 8 8 County, Maryland 8 0000000000000000000000000000 FORTY-SECOND YEAR. NO. 41 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. Two good girls for hotel work. Good wages. Write to W. H. Farns worth, Jenners, Pa. 11-13tf. FOR SARE. 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 SARE. 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 SARE. 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. Want Advertisements for this col umn, They bring you business and supply your wants. tf. WANTED. Your orders for all kinds of Plain and 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 Rithographing, Special Ruling, Embossing, Book Binding, Steel, and Copper Die Stamp ing, Gummed Rabel Printing, etc. Reave 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. | AS THE SPIRIT MOVETH J NO LONGER A CAMPUS JOKE. For the first time in. its history the football team of one of the best known State universities in the west recently suffered defeat at the hands of an agricultural college team. This defeat analyzed seems to represnt something more important than a piece of sporting news. Despite the fact that many frown at college ath letics, it is generally the rule that the colleges turning out the best represen tatives of brawn and muscle lead as institutions of learning. With the athletic tide of supremacy turning in favor of the agricultural college, it is opportune to scan its pres ent student body and note the change that has taken place. A few years ago the agricultural college was scoffed at by most farmer boys. Then farmers’ sons had ambitions to be lawyers or doctors; careers that required the wearing of good clothes, even if prob lematical in a remunerative way. Today the agricultural college is the most popular State institution of learn ing. The universities having agricul tural depatments are finding them more attractive to youth than any of the others. It is not only the farmer’s son who is now registered as an“Ag” student, but the strong and husky young men of the towns and cities are preparing themselves for an agri cultural career. In speaking of the defeat of the State University team by the “Ag” school team, a news story of the game reads: The way the farmers pulled off their forward passes was a marvel to the 9,000 rooters The truth is the “Ag” student is pulling off some forward passes in several other directions that are mar vels. The present sphere of the agri cultural college student is described by George Ade, Hoosier author, play wrigt and farmer, in a story which ap peared in a recent issue of the Coun try Gentleman. To quote: These boys are not going to head for the cities to get desk jobs or slow ly starve within overcrowded battle ments of the learned professions. They are going back to the farms to raise more corn and wheat and oats per acre than were ever raised before; to feed the broad and buxom steer so as to top the market; to live civilized and useful happy lives in comfortable homes surrounded by all the conven iences and most of the luxuries. So it is becoming plain that the “Ag” student is no longer a joke. That he is beginning to take the lead in football championships is simply another way of portraying the fact that the cream of the youth of the Nation is taking to agriculture, horti culture, dairying and animal husband ry instead of law or medicine or other of the attractive professions. The change is not a good one for the youth alone, but for the Nation as well. THE FROSTBURG SPIRIT BADLY CRIPPLED! ALMOST RUINED I Such is the Present Condition of the Printing and Publishing Business of The Frostburg Spirit, Through no Fault of the Publisher. DEATH HOVERS OVER EDITOR’S HOME AND OTHER GRIEVOUS TROUBLES HARASS HIM UNTIL ALL IS CHAOS THAT NEARLY KILLS. The Editor Takes His Patrons Into His Confidence and Appeals to Them to Stay With Him in the Interest of Justice and Fair Play. A Brighter Day Will Undoubtedly Dawn, and a Newsier, Better Frostburg Spirit is Bound to Come, if the Patrons Will be Patient and Stick to the Paper Through the Present Trouble. To the public generally, and to the patrqns of The Frostburg Spirit in particular, I, P. R. Rivengood, editor and publisher of The Frostburg Spirit, have a statement to make that I feel concerns many of you, as well as me. It is not, therefore, that I merely wish to burden you with a tale of woe that lam penning these lines. Were I the only sufferer in the case, I would pre fer to suffer in silence and not burden you with troubles which to some may seem as matters that concern me only. But lam not the only sufferer, as I think I can clearly show. On May 22nd of this year I came to Frostburg and bought the plant of the defunct Frostburg Mining Journal, with the intention of giving Frost burg a first-class weekly newspaper, which the progressive and public spirited people of this town were very eager for me to do, promising me liberal support and patronage. When the plant was purchased it was in a very unsuitable place to carry on a printing and publishing business, and the suc cessor of the Frostburg Mining Journ al, I made arrangements with my landlords, Messrs. Hohing, Rapp and Spier, to install my plant in their new business block on Mechanic street, the landlords assuring me that they would have my quarters ready for oc cupancy by the Ist of July. Before agreeing to take the room, I asked the landlords what the second floor of the building would be rented for, and after being informed that it would be. rented for a dance hall, lodge purposes or something of that nature, I told them that under such circumstances I feared that the first floor would not be suitable for my business, and that I therefore thought I would have to look elsewhere for a room. To the objections I offered to the place I am now in, both Hohing and Spier gave me every assurance that the floor overhead would be so con structed as to be perfectly dead, that no one below would be able to hear anything going on above, and that no one on the second floor would be able to hear any worse from below. I told them that if they were positively sure that the floor would be as they rep resented, I would take the room, but otherwise not. They reitered their statement, telling me I need not worry, that the floor would have to be as they said, and that they would have no other kind put in. After such assurance as that, the deal was closed, but I did not get the room until a month after it was prom ised to me. Even then the place was not yet fully completed, and during the first month I had mechanics to contend with and a big lot of rubbish to clean out of the place. After I had moved a considerable portion of my property into the room, I began to suspect that the place was not as wide as two of the landlords told me it would be, and upon meas uring it, I found that it was nearly or quite ten feet narrower. This looked to me like getting gold-bricked, and I promptly told Messrs. Rapp and Spier about the deficiency in the dimensions of the room. One of them replied that if I wasn’t satisfied with the room, that I didn’t need to take it. I replied that I would figure up the floor space and compare it with the place I was vacating, and if the new place proved to be ho bigger than the old, that I could not accept it. Upon fig'uring up the floor space, however, I found that the new place w</uld be large enough for my pur pose, even though much smaller than I was told by the landlords it would be. I therefore moved all of my plant into it, and in due course of time had everything installed in such away as FROSTBURG, MD, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1913 3 to bring forth much favorable com i ment from all who called to inspect it, r many of them pronouncing it a model , printery. 1 I was put to much greater expense . in getting moved and ready for busi l ness than I anticipated, and the hard t labor it required, much of which I did 3 myself, was almost too much for me, - as I was in poor health when I came l here, having just recovered from a r serious spell of sickness which follow . ed closely in the wake of several very I distressing and nerve-racking surgi cal operations. I w4?s therefore in very o bad physical condition by the time I 3 was ready to launch the Mining Jour , nal’s successor. But in spite of that - great handicap, the paper was launch , ,ed with a very nice lot of advertising, - and the job printing and circulation V also began to grow in a very satisfac -3 tory manner. My best efforts at the start at mak t ing the paper newsy, were poor, I ad- D mit, but as good as my health would r allow. However, about the time I be - gan to get in better form for the - strenuous life of a newspaper man, a i new trouble arose, a trouble which I continues to increase in its blighting v and ruinous effect on not only my own :, health and business, but which is also f causing my noble and sympathizing - wife as much distress and anguish of mind as it is causing me. We are I both nearly worried to death by the 1 annoyance and loss of business which I the new trouble is causing us, and I t don’t knpw how much more of this , killing worry we are going to be able t to stand. i The new trouble to which I refer is t the great annoyance and damage I > T am subjected to since the second floor t of the building The Spirit is located i in has been rented to a sporting club, which uses the floor above for basket -3 ball, 1 dancing and other forms of i amusements. The floor, instead of t being a dead one as was promised to - me, is more like a sounding’ board, t and the construction of the building r is not strong enough to properly o withstand basketball or dancing. 3 While the commotion is going on I above, and that is practically every 3 night, also often during the daytime, - the gas lamps and chandeliers in the t print shop play a most nerve-racking r tune, mantels drop off as fast as we t can put them on, globes are jarred 3 loose from the chandeliers and break 1 into thousands of fragments, mixing small particles of sharp glass with the 3 types in the cases, where the printers 3 are liable to get their fingers cut - while reaching for the thousands of s small pieces of metal that are requir r ed to make up a newspaper form. 3 And that is not all, as our belts are i kept jumping until they almost leave the pulley wheels, while the bumping 3 and thumping noise above is enough , to drive people almost out of their s wits and badly cripple any business s that has such a vexatious and expen sive state of affairs to contend with. r The smartest and strongest-nerved 1 man in the world couldn’t do credit- I able newspaper work under such cir r cumstances, and if you don’t believe s it, dear readers, call at my place of 1 business almost any evening after 8 3 o’clock and be convinced. You are I invited to call anyhow, whether you 3 believe my story or not, as you who 3 are patrons of The Spirit and want to v see a good home paper in Frostburg, 3 are vitally interested in this matter as well as I am. Many of you have paici , your money on subscription and have s a right to expect a good newspaper in - exchange therefor. lam able to give i you a good paper if I have half a 3 chance to do it, but neither I nor any t other man can get out a good paper 1 under the annoyance and damage I s have to contend with now. “Coon” Rapp couldn’t even conduct a grog gery, a cock fight or a dog fight suc cessfully in such a place as The Spirit is located in. Again I say, come and judge for yourself at any time when the rough and tumble fun above is going on. If you come and observe for yourself, you will then know a few things you may not know now. You will know how to sympathize with a fellow mortal who has to do business , in a room that is a veritable hell on earth when the boys are having their fun above. You will also realize if you come what monumental nerve it must require to take S4O per month rent from a fellow mortal who was promised much for his money, but finds himself in possession of a room that is nothing but a “gold brick” to the render so long as the annoyance and damage from above is not abated. Some of the businessmen of the town who have been in and observed what I have to contend with, declare that they not stay in the place rent free, with S4O a month paid to them in . the bargain, and neither would I if I was out of it again. This is a tale of woe, I admit, but it : concerns many besides myself. It concerns all of the many patrons of this paper, and that is why I make it public. I want you to know what not only I, but we, all of us who want to see a good local paper in this good old town, are up against. I am not trying to give you much besides this tale of woe this week, because circutji stances are such that I can’t. to the annoyance and damage com plained of, my plant is badly crippled. I can’t operate E.ny of my three job presses at all, evenings, hence have to devote nearly all of the daylight hours to job work, robbing the paper of much of the time that should be devoted to it. Even then I can’t take care of all the job work that comes, and must, perforce, allow much of it to go elsewhere. Owing to suffering a great loss in both the newpaper and job business on account of the causes mentioned, it is a case of the candle of business and the candle of life burning at both ends. Friends, this isn’t right; it isn’t fair; it isn’t generous or square; but I did not decide on giving this matter to the public until I appealed to my land lords for relief, time and again, but always in One ’landlord has been sending me to the other, and the other to the other, and so on. They have admitted in the presence of wit nesses that something must be done to relieve me, but the only thing they have yet relieved me of was money. However, if the present state of affairs continues much longer, Mrs. Riven good and I will also be relieved of our lives, for nothing is so killing as worry, and the Rord knows we have enough to worry over. The point of complete physical col lapse seemed near at hand to both of us, last week, and might have been reached ere this, had not addditional grief and sorrow come to us from an other source—grief of such a nature as to make us exert all the force at our command to keep from breaking down, for the death angel is even now hovering over our home, threatening to take from us our baby boy, and we must keep up in order to do what we can toward saving his life. With throbbing brains and aching hearts we are doing all we can, while the family is under quarantine, I alone being allowed to leave the house in order to procure such things as the family must have for suste nance. Our little boy has a malignant type of diphtheria, taking sick last Friday night, since which time three doses of anti-toxin have been admin istered up to this time. He is very, very sick, and what the outcome will be, time alone will reveal. In the meantime his life hangs in the bal ance, while we hope and fear alter nately. The mother is nearly worn out in the sick chamber, while I am in my office writing these lines. But my heart is in the sick chamber also, even though I am forbidden to go there, and the little boy’s face is con stantly before my vision. Even amid the din here in the shop, I can hear his pleadings to see his papa, and I long to feel his little arms entwined about my neck, to feel his little heart beating against my heart, his lips im printing a kiss upon my lips. I am wondering whether a brighter day will ever dawn for me and mine, whether this thick gloom will not soon be dispelled. Something seems to tell me it will. I therefore appeal to my pa trons to bear with me in this crisis, to be patient, to stand by me with their support until I can get the printing plant moved once more, which I hope to be able to arrange for soon. I am determined to yet give Frost burg a good newspaper, if such a thing is at all possible, but it is not possible with my plant where .it is now located. In conclusion I beg to thank the many good people of Frostburg and elsewhere for the generous patronage they have been giving me, and for the many kindnesses they have been show ing me in many ways. Therefore, dear friends, I am gratefully yours, even though almost overwhelmed by the wrongs and-grief now oppressing me. P. R. Rivengood. BOTH HOUSES CLAIMED. Anti-Saloon League Claims Good Majority in Both Branches of Next Legislature. In a statement issued Nov. 6th, William H. Anderson, Superintendent of the Anti-Saloon Reague, said that the results of the late election in Maryland were satisfactory to the league, and that the returns indicate a local option majority in both houses. His statement follows: “The returns indicate a satisfactory outcome of the legilative fight. The league never gives out any names or detailed figurers. It is impossible to speak positively in the (.absence of complete returns, but the returns thus far indicate a comfortable local option majority in both houses, in spite of the city of Baltimore.” There is nothing like being helpful in any cause, but The Spirit is inclin ed to think that the Anti-Saloon Reague has little to hope for at the 'hands of the next session of the Mary land Regislature. laformatiou from the Frostburg Postmaster. It is the desire of the Postoffice De partment that the widest publicity possible be given the advantages of mailing holiday parcels early in order to secure the prompt despatch, dis tribution and delivery of the great volume of holiday mail, attention being invited to the fact that it is permissible to place on parcels the words, “Do not open until Christmas,” or words to that effect. This is the first Christmas season the parcels post system has been in operation, and the department is desirous that the hand ling of the mails shall be expeditious, so that the public may be given the benefit of quick and accurate trans portation and deliveay. Along with the words, “Do not open until Christmas,” the following words can be used: Inscriptions such as “Merry Christmas,” “Happy New Year,” “With Best Wishes,” which may be placed on fourth-class matter or on a card enclosed therewith. Ulysses Hanna, P. M. Senator Speicher’s Close Shave. Senator Harvey Speicher, of Gar rett county, who was re-elected to the State Senate at the last election, got there by a plurality of only 70 votes. As Senator Speicher is a Republican, and his county also Republican by a normal plurality of 800 to 1000, his narrow escape from defeat is natural ly a marvel to many. Whether right or not in its size-up of the issues of the late campaign, we know not, but the Oakland Republican gives the fol lowing as the cause of Senator Speich er’s greatly reduced vote: “The result of the election in Gar rett county was a surprise to the public, as the returns were received. No one trys to explain the mystery. The returns clearly demonstrate that the unexpected does occasinally hap pen. No candidate had more deter mined opponents than had Senator Speicher. It is estimated that the liquor interests of Baltimore and Al legany county spent no less than $5,- 000 in their efforts to defeat the Sena tor in his re-election. His straight forward declaration in favor of the state wide local option, and for pro hibition made them his enemy, and they determined to defeat him if pos sible. Western Maryland Erecting Ex tensive Shops at Hagerstown. Contracts amounting to approxi mately $200,000 have been awarded by the Western Maryland Railway Com pany for tools and machinery neces sary for equipping the new erecting shop which the company is now build ing at Hagerstown, Md. This is one of the largest expenditures made by the Western Maryland recently in connection with the improvement work now in progress at various points along the line. The contracts were distributed among a number of tool manufacturing companies. In erecting the new shop, the West ern Maryland is fulfilling a promise made by President Fitzgerald to the people of Hagerstown some months ago at a banquet given by the Cham ber of Commerce of that city. The chief executive of the Western Mary land was a guest of the members of that organization, and during the evening he informed the banqueters that his company proposed to dupli cate the existing erecting shops at Hagerstown. Shortly after this, plans for the new improvement were com pleted and construction actually begun. As fast as the tools ordered are de livered by the manufacturers, they will be installed in the new shop. The building, with the new equipment, will give the Western Maryland addi tional shop facilities for repairing engines, etc. The Western Maryland *is carrying into effect a rather extensive terminal improvement program at Hagerstown, including the extension of freight yards and the erection of a new pas senger station. The new station has been in service for three months, and the enlarged yards have also been utilized for some weeks. ARRANGEMENTS FOR SECOND CORN EXHIBIT Prizes of More Than One Hundred Dollars to Be Given to Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania Farmers. In hearty sympathy and friendly co-operation with the generally accepted view that accords supremacy to agriculture as the bulwark of American pros perity and commercial expansion, and in furtherance of the wide spread movement of agricultural fairs and cereal exhibits which invite greater achievement and more material results from the husbandman’s toil by en couraging intensive cultivation, better methods of distribution for his pro ducts, and the advantage which accrues from an observation of his neighbors efforts along lines more scientific and fruitful than his own, Mr. Daniel An nan, President of the Second National Bank of Cumberland, has announced his second corn exposition, open to the farmers of Allegany and Garrett counties, Md.; Mineral and Hampshire counties, West Virginia; and Bedford county, Pennsylvania. The success which attended the first exhibit of corn at the Second National Bank one year ago, and the marked interest manifested by farmers who were exhibitors, as well as the many who attended the cereal show for comparsion and study, promptly induced Mr. Annan to repeat his venture upon a larger scale—in fact that promise was exacted of him by the many observers who recognized in the exposition an enterprise of value to the community in its incentive for agricultural expansion and emphasized invitation to make two ears of corn grow where one grew before. The conditions governing the previous exhibit are identical with those to prevail at the forthcoming event, but the prizes are double in amount and more territory is included tha* before. Twelve ears of corn, grown in the counties of Allegany, Garrett, Mineral, Hampshire or Bedford shall constitute an entry, and in the event of a contro versy or question as to the corn having been grown in the locality open to the exposition, an affidavit of the grower to that effect may be required. Entries will be received at the Second National Bank of .Cumberland dur ing business hours from Tuesday, December 2nd, to Friday, December the Sth. J udging of exhibits will be conducted by a recognized corn expert, prob ably from one of the agricultural colleges, whose vetdict will be impartial, and in abcordance with the actual merits of the entry. All exhibits shall remain the property of Mr. Annan to be disposed of in the interest of a public charity or beneficence. The prizes shall be as follows: Fifty dollars in gold for the best exhibit of 12 acres o'f corn grown in the counties previously designated. Twenty-five dollars in gold for the second best entry; fifteen dollars in gold for the third prize; ten dollars in gold for the fourth prize, and five dollars in gold for the fifth. Farmers in this find adjacent counties are in full realization of the actual profit which scientific crop culture implies, and they therefore appreciate a movement or object designed to promote their interests. Hence the predic tion that the corn exposition at the Second National Bank will not only re ceive a large number of exhibits, but will arouse such a degree of Concern among the farming element and others interested in agriculture as to insure the annual repetition of this event with increasing importance, influence and success. TO POSTOFFICE PATRONS. “Uncle Sfitti” Complains of Care lessness that Causes Delay in Delivery of Mail Matter. The following letter recently sent out from Washington to postmasters all over the country, explains itself, and will, no doubt, do much to aid mail carrier and postmasters in mak ing the promptest possible deliveries of mail matter: Washington, D. C., Nov. Ist, 1913. To Postmasters:— Your active co-operation is request ed in an effort to relieve the postal service of the burden imposed by the growing evil of incompletely and im properly addressed mail. The delivery of letters, especially in large cities, i# frequently delayed and oftentimes made impossible by the omission of an important part of the address, such as the street num ber, or the name of the street is omit ted, only the name of the post office and state being given. Another source of trouble is the practice of giving an address at the intersection of two streets without giving the lo cation of the corner, for in some large cities a number of carriers’ routes may terminate at the point, or it may be the dividing line between the re spective territories of the main post office and a station, or between two stations, and in the absence of the notation “N. E.,” “N. W.,” etc., the distributers are unable to determine to which carrier the mail should be thrown. The increasing carelessness on the part of the public in addressing their mail is no doubt aided and abetted by the practice of the Department in sup plying deficient addresses, and also by the exploitation in newspapers of the ability of some clerks to decipher “freak” addresses. . Postmasters should advise their patrons that complete and accurate addresses are essential to prompt mail delivery, and that they should co-oper ate with the Department to the extent of seeing that all mail orginated by them bears a street number, or room number in the case of an office build ing, in addition to the name of the city and state. Attention should al so be invited to the fact that they can be of material assistance in the edu cation of the general public with re spect to this requirement by having all stationery intended for transmis sion in the mails printed with their complete street or office address. Hereafter when the delivery of mail is delayed on account of insufficient address, that fact should be stamped on the face of the mail, and rubber stamps for this purpose, bearing the words “Delivery delayed on account of incomplete address,” may be se cured through requisition on the Fourth Assistant Postmaster General, Division of Supplies. Such publicity as can be effected without expense to the Department should be given the suggestions out lined above. Daniel C. Roper, Fourth Assistant Postmaster General. 0000000000000000000000000000 8 Successor to § 8 The Frostburg Mining Journal 8 § Established 1871 8 Booooooooooooooocooooooooooß WHOLE NUMBER 2,178 GARRETT COUNTY PRIZE WINNERS. Awards Made By Lqnaconiiig Fair. Wheat, first, Harrison H. Fazenbak er, near Npw Germany. Oats, first, Jessie Warnick, New Germany; second, F. E. Otto, New Germany. Rye, first, Jessie Warnick; second H. H. Fazenbaker. Buckwheat, Japanese, F. E. Otto, second. Corn, second, C. & A. Broadwater. Sheaf oats, second, Jessie Warnick. Sheaf rye, first, H. H. Fazenbaker; second, Jessie Warnick. Best 3 squash, Ben. F. Green, near Eonaconing. Best 3 head cauliflower, first and second, The H. Weber Son’s Co., Oak land. Best and largest display of vege tables grown by one exhibitor, B. F. Green. Best 6 turnips, Walter Crowe, Avil ton. Best 6 parsnips, second, The H. Weber Son’s Co. Best Green Mountain pototo, sec ond, O. S. Fike, Avilton. Best peck white potatoes, any varie ty, first, Clark Bowers, Oakland; sec ond, Hurley Miller, near Oakland. Best collection of potatoes grown by one exhibitor, B. F. Green. Best peck Dooley potatoes, O. S. Fike. Best peck Crown Jewel, first, H. H. Robeson, Avilton. Best peck Rural New Yorker, second, Daniel Miller, Kitzmiller. peck white Freeman, first, H. H. Robeson. Best peck Early Triumph, first, B. F. Green. Best peck late Rose, also Blue Vic tor, first, H. H. Fazenbaker. Best 6 radishes, first, Walter Crowe. Best 3 heads cabbage, second, H. H. Fazenbaker. Eargest squash, C. A. Bender, Grantsville. Best quart Eima beans, second, B. F. Green. Best 12 onions, H. ED>Fazenbaker. Best six Hanovers, t. H. Glotfelty, Oakland, blue ribbon. Best 6 red mangles, The H. Weber Son’s Co. Best 6 carrots, H. H. Fazenbaker. Best roll butter, second, Fred Otto. Best jar butter, second, S. E. Broad water, New Germany. Best cheese, second, B. F. Green. Best honey, Bloyd Durst, Grants ville. Pitiable Case of Alcholistti. Eeon Getty, of Grantsville, at his own request was recently committed by Justice Doub, of Hagerstown, Md., to one year in the House of Correc tion, on the charge of being a common drunkard. Getty served two terms in jail at Oakland for being intoxicated. He said he wished to be placed in an institution where he could not obtain liquors, and his request was granted. When alcohol gets such a hold on a man as that, he is a pitiable object.