The Frostburg Spirit
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FROSTBURG, MD. - - NOV. 13, 1913
J AS THE SPIRIT MOYETH '
The Bull Moose candidates in
“Billygany” county got just enough
votes to be ashamed of.
Hats off to “Dick” Chaney! He
was the only Bull Moose candidate in
“Bullygany” county that carried a
single precinct. But “Dick” came
near losing out even at Shaft,
WELL, anyway, the “Bullygany”
county Bull Moosers beat the Prohibs,
but it kept them all-fired busy to do it,
and the Prohibition party will be here
long after the Bull Mopse party is
The “Bullygany” county Bull
Moosers also ran at the late election,
but not one of them, save Grand
mother Wellington alone, could even
keep in sight of the Socialist woman
candidate from Midland. And Grand
mother Wellington herself had but
little on Sister Koontz in the race.
The official returns for the late
election, which appear in this paper,
form an interesting study. Among
other things, the figures show that
the Progressive candidates ran a
lower average vote than the Socialist
candidates. The average of the
former is in round figures, 546, while
the average of the latter is 588.
WHERE some of the “Bullygany”
county Bull Moose candidates made a
mistake was in pretending to be the
only real friends of the workirigmen.
The candidate who is always harping
on how he loves the workingman, is
usually a four-flusher and/not half as
good a friend of the workingman as
the fellow who says-nothing about it.
The workingmen are not fools, and
they usually know their real friends.
When it comes to a real, downright,
idiotic and unjust tax system, that of
our own state has all other bad tax
systems that we know of beaten to a
frazzle. Marjdand also has the cra
ziest election ballot that has probably
been devised by man in any enlight
ened age. The lawmakers of a state
should make it as easy as possible for
all voters to vote their political sen
timents, but in our state it has been
made as hard as possible. It does not
require, more than ordinary intelli
gence to vote the Maryland ballot as
desired, but it requires first-class eye
sight, and that is something a great
many voters do not possess. One of
the greatest troubles with Maryland
is that the state has been dominated
too many years by corrupt Demo
JESUS Christ said' while on earth:
“Suffer little children to come unto me,
for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
With the more or less reverened
“Billy” Sunday, however, it is dif
ferent. “Billy” has barred babies
from his religious debauch now in
progress at Johnstown, Pa., and that
means that poor, tired mothers who
have no nurses to leave their babies
with, are also barred from hearing
“Billy’s” balderdash and billingsgate.
“Billy” says babies get on his nerves.
Now, who would have thought that
anything could affect the nerve of
that man? Well, the babies are los
ing nothing by “Billy’s” edict, and
neither are the mothers who are kept
away from Sunday’s slangy seances
and great religious g'host dance for
Does it pay to advertise? Well, we
guess yes. Do people read advertise
ments? They surely do. A second
hand heatiug stove advertised a few
times in this paper for sale, soon
brought manj' inquiries, and althoug-h
the stove is sold, and the advertise
ment discontinued, the inquiries are
still coming, which goes to show that
no man living can tell when an ad
vertisement ceases to work. The
guns advertised during the last few
weeks in this paper are also being
shown to people almost daily who
have read the advertisements. We
still have the guns, however, be
~ cause they are higher class firearms
than those answering the advertise
ments desire to buy. Nevertheless,
they are the greatest gun bargains
ever offered in Frostburg, and one of
these day's they will be sold to peo
ple who want something high class
and nifty' at a figure far below cost.
The Consolidation Coal Company
will pay to their employes in this
region, at the coming pay day, oyer
$85,000. Everybody knows what that
means to this community, yet some
cheap politicians who are playing con
stantly to the grandstand, would have
people think that just because a cor
poration is a corporation, it has no
business in politics. Everybody has
business in politics, corporations as
well'as individuals, and if the cor
porations could be run out of Alle
gany county, a whole lot of cheap
politicians would leave the county aIY
so, for in the absence of corporations
they would have nothing whereby
to throw dust in the eyes of the
people. Corporations, like individuals,
must be restricted to certain limits, of
course, but the fellows that need the
most watching are almost invariably
a lot of cheap political soreheads
who try to cover their own crooked
ness by harping constantly on cor
porations and “the interests.” Such
fellows ndfarly always have axes to
grind, and usually very dull ones at
Dear friends, The Frostburg Spirit
is not a newspaper just now. The
editor and publisher does not claim
that it is a newspaper at this time.
No man on earth could make it a
newspaper while it is printed in a ver
itable hell on earth—the room it
occupies on Mechanic street.
Why is it a hell on earth? Come in
any old evening after 8 o’clock and
judge for yourself. Come in and see
what a delightfully dead floor there
is above us. Come in and see how
you would like to be held up for S4O a
month for the privilege of being in
hell. Yes, the editor is getting mad
at the inhuman and brutal treatment
he is getting here, and he is going to
move out of his present quarters just
as soon as he can get a suitable place
to move into. His poor old heart is
near the bursting point, for reasons
given in detail elsewhere in this
paper. Nevertheless, he is just get
ting into good fighting trim, for it is
a fact that when too much oppression
and exthrtion is piled on, a man gets
too desperate to yield to despair.
There are a good many people in this
town who know what the editor of
paper can do with a pen when goaded
to desperation. He has demonstrated
that on many occasions to his own
gratification, and to the utter dismay
and discomfiture of his oppressors.
He is getting his Dutch up right now,
and when it reaches the 200-degree-in
-the-shade point, stop, look, and
listen, and keep off the grass. The
old Spirit quill-pusher can give you
hot shot that makes “Billy” Sunday’s
fiery darts fired at the devil, look like
30 cents in comparson. He’s going
to stay in business right here in
Frostburg, and he’s soon going to
waken up some of the snakes. Just
wait until he gets his plant into suit
able quarters, and then he’ll show
you how to throw ink straight to the
mark. A brighter day is dawning.
Good friends will come to the rescue.
Good people will swear by The Spirit,
and bad people will swear at it. The
editor is getting tired of offering to
meet oppressors and extortioners
more than half way in an effort to ad
just differences, and it will soon be a
case of turn loqge the dogs of war.
The camel’s back has stood for the
last straw, and it refuses to carry any
more straws of oppression or extor
tion. The Spirit is bound to become
a live and up-to-date sheet in time,
and it will always be fouud hewing
the line, no matter who gets “pasted”
in the mug by the chips. But good,
fair-minded, people will have nothing
to fear. 'Stay with The Spirit, and it
will become a power in this commun
ity for good. Selah!
Intolerance is the great enemy of all
religion. Intolerance breeds hate. It
destroys charity and feeds upon broth
erly love. It is founded upon prej
udice and makes its appeal to ignor
ance. One would imagine that
enough blood had been shed in this
world to wipe out religious prejudice,
to drown intolerance in a sacrificial
sea. And yet here and there, even in
our day, there are seen reversions to a
dying type; here and there are found
“throwbacks” in whose minds the is
sues decided a century, two centuries,
three centuries ago are ever foremost.
It must be apparent that the man
who deliberately appeals to religious
prejudice in order to gain a personal
end attempts to “put back the hands
of the clock.” He voluntarily retreats
into the mental and moral atmosphere
of the middle ages.
Were all men to become bigots, were
all all men to become intolerant, this
republic would fall because it would
become essentially unchristian.
So says the Johnstown (Pa.) Demo
crat, and truer words were never ut
EDUCATION SHOULD REPAY
The average young man as he is
going through college, especially if
his expenses are paid by his parents
or others, is likely to give little
thought to the matter of making the
money spent for his education a good
investment. But if he earns his own
way or spends money that he himself
has earned, he has an excellent means
of learning whether his earning ca
pacity is increased by his college
course. While a literary education
may in some respects be valued in
terms other than dollars and cents, a
purely mechanical or technical college
course ought to be placed on a purely
financial basis. The young man with
the technical education ought to be
able to earn interest on its costs as
well as to pay the principal out of his
earnings over and above the amount
he could have earned without the
Of course, some may say that his
college education places a man in a
higher class of workers than he would
have been in if he had not attended
college. But such claims have little
foundation in fact. For the qualities
that place a man in one class or an
other are largely inherent in the in
Parents who send their sons to col
lege ought to make perfectly clear to
them that any education that can not
pay for itself is not worth having, and
in fact represents an economic loss
that neither the parent himself, the
boy nor the college should be willing
to bear. In substantly every other
situation that man finds himself he
must justify his existence on an eco
nomic basis. In other words, he either
is or he is not a necessary cog in the
world’s machinery. If he doesn’t
earn his cost and keep, somebody else,
he may be sure, is earning it for him.
This fact is not always so plain to his
eyes as when his father hands him
the cash to buy his clothes and pay
his board, but it is not'the less a fact.
Perhaps in no field does a college
education promise more prompt and
direct pecuninary returns than in that
of agriculture. Cases are known of
farmer boys who by putting into prac
tice at once the knowledge of scientif
ic agriculture that they gained from
term to term in college have increas
ed the output of the home farm
enough to pay their college expenses
out of the increase alone. One young
man, for example, who spent all of
his summer vacations on his father’s
farm during his four years’ course
nearly doubled the farm’s output and
at the same time he brought the land
from a very low to a very high state
This is no fairy tale, but a postive
fact; and it may be remarked in pass
ing that the son’s greatest difficulty
in introducing scientific methods of
farming was not with the land, but
with his father. Strangely enough
the parent who has sufficient faith in
a college course in agriculture to in
vest $2,000 or $3,000 in it seldom has
faith or courage enough to permit his
own son to apply those scientific meth
ods on the old farm that paid for his
First M. E. Church Services Sun
day, November t6th.
9 A. M., class meeting; 10 A. M.,
Sunday school; 11 A. M., sermon by
the pastor; 6:45 P. M., Ep worth
Eeague; 7:30 P. M., sermon by the
Dr. D. H. Martin, Pastor./
DODGED THE WASPS.
Simple Trick by Which the Woodsmen
Escaped a Stinging.
A man on his first trip into the wilds
and marshes of an unknown country
with the United States drainage engi
neers was struck by a unique method
they have to escape from the attack
of wasps and hornets. The country
traversed is generally covered with
thick undergrowth, and a path has to
be cut through this all along the line.
So when a big wasp nest is reached
there is very little warning, some
times the axmen cutting into a big one
with their machetes.
The person, relating this experience
was some sixty feet behind the ax
men with the instrument when all
at once the two axmen dropped in
their tracks as if they had been struck
by a thunderbolt. The man behind
and the two chainmen did likewise.
While they were lying prone on the
grass and wet marsh they heard what
sounded like bullets zooing over their
heads. One after the other they came
with angry zips. When things had
quieted down a bit work was con
tinued, and the new man found that
to escape from wasps or hornets the
thing to do was to drop instanter.
The insects seem to be so mad that
they fly in straight lines along a
level and do not have time to hunt
around for you.
It is said that hornets are not so
prone to follow this rule as wasps,
but the wasps never vary. Men have
been stung to death by hornets, and
horses and mules likewise.—Chicago
A Record In Fletcherizing.
If they learn the art of chewing
even people whose food expense is only
threepence a day can make their meals
last a long tinje. A chewer, according
to dietetic experts, is one who chews
all things so long as they have any
taste left in them. Gladstone, we are
told, used to take thirty-two bites to
every mouthful of food. The modern
school of chewers would regard this
as dangerously rapid eating. “I have
tried chewing conscientiously,” writes
Mr. Eustace Miles. “A banana has
cost 800 bites, a small mouthful of
bread and cheese 240 bites, a greedy
mouthful of biscuit (while I was walk
ing on a Yorkshire moor) over 1,000
bites. It still seemed to taste about as
much as at first, but I knew that taste
by then, so I swallowed.”—London
Missed the Bird and Lost.
The Glasgow News records a singu
lar incident during a lawn tennis tie.
The two players, who may be term
ed A and B, were very evenly match
ed. The game was long, and some
times one and sometimes the other
narrowly led. At length when A was
within a stroke of defeat he returned
a ball softly, and it looked as if his
fate was sealed. So it would have
been, but just at that moment a bird
flew across the court in a line parallel
with the ball.
As all good tennis players can well
understand. B mistook the bird for
the ball and "smashed” at it vigorous
ly. It swiftly rose and he missed it
by a feather’s breadth, and ere he
could recover his balance the ball had
dropped on his court
This stroke proved the turning point
in the tie, as A thereafter played up
strongly and ran out winner.
THE FROSTBURG SPIRIT, FROSTBURG, MD.
There are painters and waiters.
Which am I going to do? Paint or
Which is better?
How much am I worth with my
property waiting?’ ~How much if I
paint? Will my house be worth more
or less if I paint?
Say it costs $2 a gallon Devoe—>l
wouldn’t paint any other—and $3 or
$4 more for putting it on. That’s SSO
or S6O a 10-gallon job.
The money is gone. Is it in the
house ? Is it all in the house ?
Suppose I were selling; what should
I get for that house fresh-painted and
what should I get for it needing paint?
I wonder why men paint before
J. W. Shea, Agent. sells it.
FOR THE BEST
IN THE WORLD
12-25-pd Apply to J. B. ODER.
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 ?
FROSTBURG STEAM LAUNDRY
A. S. BURTON, Proprietor.
Oti Broadway, Frostburg, Md.
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-Flj'” is guaranteed to
keep flies away. Phone 289 k.
THOMAS L. POPP,
. 8 S. Water St.,
Opp. Postoffice, Frostburg, Md.
THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE, That the sub
scriber has obtained from the Orphans’ Court of
Allegany County, Maryland, letters testamentary
on the estate of Michael Yenshaw, late of Allegany
County, Maryland, deceased. All persons having
claims against the deceased are hereby warned to
exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof duly
authenticated, to the subscriber on or before the
Ist day of January, 1914. They may otherwise by
law be excluded from all benefit of the said es
tate. All persons knowing themselves indebted
to said estate are requested to make immediate
Given under my hand this 6th day of November,
THOMAS GATEHOUSE, Executor.
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 6:40, 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, Red 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.
Alßcars east and west connect at Frostburg.
J. E. TAYLOR, Superintendent.
Cone But Not
HOW glibly the exrpression
comes during the funeral
services. How much does it
really mean 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.
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.
You Mnst> J?
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' Sto c k
Eood, put up in 25c and
50c packages and 25-pound
TN the above illustration, the
A 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 Hohing & Sons,
The Original One-Price
1 OSTEOPATHIC I
§ HEALTH WITHOUT DRUGS §
O The principle of Osteopathy is a method of treating diseases q
O without Knife or Drugs, and by Scientific Adjusting and Manipu- O
g lating of the Bones, Muscles, Glands and Nerves of the body. The O
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O does not require medicine to bring about a cure. The results ob- O
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O of physiological principles, such as misplacements, enlargements, g
O obstructions or abnormality of bone, muscles or ligaments of this O
Q living machine, or some unnatural pressure upon some nerve or O
O blood vessel, which causes pain, heat and friction or, in other g
O words, DISEASE. Every pain, every ache, every disease, simply C
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O is merely the effect of a disturbing cause some place in the human q
O anatomy, and to get rid of this disease the cause must be searched C
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O DISEASES TREATED. C
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O neys and Bowels, Dislocations and Deformities, Stiff Joints, C
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g Spinal Meningitis, Neurasthenia, Headache, SCIATICA, Pa- g
O ralysis, Locomotor Ataxia, all forms of Neuralgia, Hip and all C
O Uterine and Pelvis Troubles, Rheumatism, Liver, Jaundice, g
g Billiousness, Stricture, Enlarged Prostrate, Eye, Ear and g
O Throat Troubles, Heart, Lungs, Etc. C
§ DR. F. F. LOOKENOTT, l
O 132 N. Centre St. Phone 851. CUMBERLAND, MD. C
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