The Frostburg Spirit
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FROSTBURG, MD. - - NOV. 27, 1913
J IS THE SPIRIT MOVETH j
Pretended reform oft covers a
multitude of graft.
Graft is a term that was invented
by some fellow who failed to get his
share of it.
“A SOFT answer turned away wrath,”
but often a good, stiff punch is more
effective in keeping it turned away.
GEE whiz! how’s “biz?” Dull you
say, down your way ?' You don’t seem
to have the scheme. Just get wise—
Much depends on the point of con
tact. Slap a man on the back, and
you have his regard; slap him in the
face, and there’ll be something doing.
Suppose after we have effected com
munication with Mars, we find that
hell is located there. What a lot of
heliographing would ensue ! Eh,
There has been patented a machine
for elongating the tongue. Eet us
hope that this new invention will
never be used on the professional
IF all the big fools were in the asy
lums and all the criminals in prison,
there would hardly be enough people
left on the outside to keep the affairs
of men on the move.
Ak English poem refers to a lady as
“The woman with a serpent’s tongue.”
Deadly, perhaps, such a personage
would be, but have you ever con
sidered a worse aspect ? Suppose the
serpents possessed women’s tongues.
Lord, how the woods would ring !
At Carbondale, Pa., a man died
from the effects of an overworked
heart, which was caused by intense
excitement by drawing a royal flush
in a poker game, when there was a
big stake up. That was even worse
than almost dying of a broken heart
when a fellow holds a hand nearly as
good as that of the winner, when
there’s a big pot at stake.
The home town newspaper is as es
sential to a town as the retail mer
chant. The extent of the prosperty
of the town depends npon how well
the merchant and editor pull together.
Once in a while the remark is heard
that the life of the small town weekly
or the life of the small town merchant
is threatened by interests now cen
tralizing in the large cities, but this
is not true. The community is safe,
the local merchant is safe and the
editor is safe so long as we are alive
and alert to our neighborhood inter
ests and do the things that should be
done to promote community welfare.
The University of Kansas recently
inaugurated a child welfare depart
ment which will afford training, hav
ing to do with an important phase of
town life. Besides giving instruction
in child welfare work the department
will arrange healthful vacation em
ployment for school boys throughout
the state. “Parents’ Clubs” and
“Parent Teachers’ Associations,” will
be organized, ‘and in this way the
welfare of children in small towns
will be promoted. An aim will be the
establishment of playgrounds and
The example set by the Kansas
State University is worthy of emula
tion in other states, and no doubt
similar departments will be inaugur
ated in other universities. The prop
er development of the child at the
age when right directing means more
than at any other time is a work in
community development that should
not be overlooked anywhere.
THE HOME TOWN.
Whenever a man comes back he is
always surprised to see how the old
town has grown.
This town is getting. better all the
while; you may not see it, but he sees
The onty question is, How fast is it
getting better? That is up to you.
Eet’s dig in and make the man who
cctoes back feel sorry he went away!
Subscribe for The Spirit for your
absent friends. It will seem as good
to them as a weekly letter from home.
FRIDAY, THE 14th.
Thankful That Friday Did Not Fall
on the 13th, This Mouth.
By C. B. Ryan.
I slept late and hadn’t time to
shave; ate breakfast standing, hur
ried out to catch train, got a block
away from the house and then dis
covered that I had forgotten my pipe.
I rushed back, got it, then put on ex
tra steam, and by .heroic effort caught
rear end of last car of train as it pulled
out of station.
I finally found the only vacant seat,
which was next to a fellow who had
eaten garlic. I got used to the at
mosphere, then discovered that while
catching my train I had lost my pipe.
Several friends on the train were
“so sorry” that they hadn’t a cigar to
I started to read my paper, but was
interrupted by the conductor, who
with a scowl, accepted a cash fare
when I found that I had left my com
mutation ticket in a pocket of another
My friends once more sympathized
with me, but asked if I was sincere
about that “other suit,” which they
had never seen.
When I again settled back to read
my paper, the train stopped, I don’t
know why, with my window directly
under a low bridge which cast a
shadow, making my paper unreadable.
The train lights were out and remain
ed out going through the tunnel, and
it was just my luck to be riding in the
I stepped off the train at Wechaw
ken, and as I did so, broke my hose
supporter. I felt like swearing, but
I never do.
Walking to the boat I met a friend
I owed a half-dollar to—hadn’t seen
the friend for six weeks and wasn’t
looking for him.
I got a seat on the ferry boat; foot
ball was discussed on one side of me,
and Mexico on the other, (both killing
subjects) while Iwas trying to analyze
the box score of the “Giants” and
Arriving at the office, I found a let
ter from a friend which said: “Come
to see me,” or words to that effect. I
had planned for a half-holiday, but
found two days’ work piled on my
Three friends, separately and with
varying, yet equally artistic manner,
called to say, “slip me ten till next
week.” I “slipped” twice, then
“tumbled.” I “felt sorry” for the
last fellow, while the first two feel
sorry for me.
Things then ran along smoothly for
a while, and I was beginning to feel
lucky, when the office boy, in taking a
short cut over my shoulder to deliver a
paper on my desk, upset my inkwell.
To extenuate his carelessness and al
lay my wrath, the boy soothingly re
marked: “There wasn’t much in it,
and it would have been wasted, any
way.” The boy was gone before the
latter part of his remark penetrated
Heaving the office, the elevator man
“soaked” me with two tickets for the
Ups and Downs Ethical Culture So
ciety’s ball. I had an important ap
pointment at 23rd street, with just
about time to keep it; I boarded a 6th
avenue “E” train, then discovered
that it was an express train, and 116th
street the next stop.
I met a distinguished acquaintance
on the train, and was engaged in
clinching the acquaintanceship, when
an acquaintance of other days
“butted in” with, “Hello, Charlie!”
Glad to see you ! What? Don’t you
know me ? Don’t you mind the time
that you and me drove mules at Bor
Being disgusted with my luck, I de
termined to go home. I reached the
ferry with reasonable time to catch
my train boat, but a big, fat woman
stood in the gangway arguing with
the ticket agent about having to pay
fare for her 13-year-old boy, thus hold
ing me until the gate closed. The
next boat connected with a train one
and a half hours later.
I rode home in the ladies’ coach,
but this time the lights were burning
going through the tunnel.
Finally I reached home, and my
wife handed me a reminder of my life
insurance premium coming due, also
a tax bill, then remarked that the fish
man had not been around, and would
I mind going to the store to get some
fish for supper?
“All right,” said I, but I want you
to remind me on Thanksgiving day
that you must join me in thanking
goodness that Friday fell on the 14th,
this month, instead of the 13th.”
Editor’s Sick Children Have About
William and John Eivengood, the
eldest and youngest sons of Editor
and Mrs. P. E. Eivengood, have about
fully recovered from diphtheria. The
younger of the two boys had a very
bad attack of the deadly disease, and
for a time his life was in the balance,
chances seeming strong against him.
The elder lad did not have such a
serious attack, and the disease was
soon checked by the prompt use of
The mother and a sister of the boys,
who had also been quite ill and scarce
ly able to be up, are feeling much
better again, and once more the silver
lining of the dark cloud is becoming
The great kindness shown to the
sick, in various ways, by a number of
of very good neighbors, can never be
forgotten, and it went a long way to
wards keeping hope and courage
If your business will not stand ad
vertising, you’d better advertise it for
sale. - tf.
PARKER HOSIERY MILL.
A Growing Frostburg Industry
Breaks All Former Records.
The Parker Hosiery Mill, which re
sumed operations four weeks ago, is
now running with a larger force than
everT>efore. On Friday last the knit
ting department turned out 407 dozen
pairs of stockings, exceeding the best
previous record by 20 dozen, and
showing a gain of 100 dozen since the
resumption of operations.
The work last week was somewhat
handicapped by a broken belt, but a
new set of belts and pulleys arrived
on Saturday, and with these installed
the superintendent, W. S. Eowe, ex
pects to turn out SOO dozen stockings
daily by the Christmas holidays. If
the girls accomplish this output, Mr.
H. A. V. Parker, president of the com
pany, has promised them a dance on
some evening during the Yuletide
As the girls are now making good
progress with their worlc and addition
al girls applying for employment
every day, the management expects
shortly after the first of the year to
double the number of machines, which
will give the mill a capacity of 1200
dozen a day, and will give employ
ment to about 200 hands.
Saturday was pay day at the mill,
and the payroll was the largest since
the plant began operations here a
year ago. In the knitting department
the girls averaged $4.67 for a week,
while one knitter earned $7.34, one
$6.60 and six considerably over $5.00.
In the looping department the aver
age wage was $4.52, while two loopers
earded over $6.00.
The business people here have been
slow to appreciate the value to the
town of this iddustry, but now that it
is an assured success, the community
will undoubtedly extend the encour
agement and support which an enter
prise of this kind justly deserves.
Mr. Pink Whiskers Buys Buzz
Fred Durr was not in town Satur
day, but information came through
another news channel that Mr. Pink
Whiskers, of Pocahontas, unable to
resist the temptation any longer, had
gone to Burdockburg and purchased
an automobile, the first to be owned
in the town.
Everywhere Mr. Whiskers goes now,
even to church, he rides in his ma
chine. He has not only not broken
his neck, but the worst thing done by
the machine was to run over a pole
cat, and that mishap disturbed the en
tire community for over an hour.
The narrowest escape, however, oc
curred a few evdnings ago when Fred
Durr’s team, hauling a load of hay,
got scared at it and started to run
away. The dewlap became unhooked
and fell on the dingas, and Mr. Whisk
ers had a mischief of a time keeping
the machine from climbing the stack
Meanwhile Fred,seeing the problem
atic situation, jumped ; the wagon
tugs fell, the tongue came down, and
the team began to run.
But nobody was hurt, and the auto
is still worth $650, minus 10 per cent,
It has never had but one seat, but
out of pure politeness Mr. Whiskers
asks everybo4y to get in and take a
Which is why the community is
unanimously glad that the town has
at least one citizen who is not only
enterprising, but clever J. B. Oder
in The Evening Times.
For Benefit of Frostburg’s
On Dec. Ist, at the Palace Theater,
a rare treat will be given the people
of Frostburg in the form of a benefit
concert for the German Arion Band.
A fine picture and music program will
be rendered, and everybody should
attend, for the German Arion Band is
the pride not only of Frostburg, but
the whole state.
This great band has done much to
make Frostburg famous, and as a
musical organization it stands first in
the state. Its members are mostly
mine laborers, which is all the more a
reason why the concert should be
well patronized, as it takes a big lot of
time and money to keep up an organ
ization like the German Arion Band,
and if the men who work hard for a
living are willing to devote much of
their time to keep up this splendid
organization, surely the Frostburg
public should come up liberally with
its financial support.
The band is at this time in need of
money to pay its numerous expenses,
including music and a balance due on
uniforms. Tickets for the coming
show are now being sold by members
of the band.
Judge Henderson Attends White
Judge Robert R. Henderson attend
ed the wedding of Mr. Francis B.
Sayre and Miss Jessie Wilson, eldest
daughter of the President of the Unit
ed States and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson,
which was solemnized at the White
House on Tuesday afternoon. Mrs.
Henderson, who was also invited to
be present at the ceremony, was un
able to be present, owing to illness.
President Wilson and Judge Hender
son were members of the Class of ’79
at Princeton University, and upon one
occasion when President Wilson was
the chief executive of Princeton Uni
versity he was entertained by Judge
Henderson at the latter’s home in
Old newspapers for sale at The
Spirit office. A large roll for 5 cents.
Just the thing for cartridge paper,,
pantry shelves and “wet goods” pack
ages sold to timid people. tf.
THE FROSTBURG SPIRIT, FROSTBURG, MD.
Better paint this year if your prop
erty needs it. Mistaken men have
been waiting for paint to come-down.
The cost of their job has gone-up not
down; it always goes-up by waiting;
Better paint than Devoe? There
Suppose one had waited 20 or 30
years ago for a better paint than De
voe; how long would he have waited?
How long would he still have to wait?
The price a gallon makes some dif
ference; yes, but not much; it’s the
paint that counts; the quality counts.
It’s the go-far that counts. Protec
tion of property counts more yet.
J, W. Shea, Agent. sells it.
First M. E. Church Services Sun
day, November 30th.
9 A. M., class meeting; 10 A. M.,
Sunday school; II 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.
CARD OF THANKS.
Thanksgiving Day being the first
anniversary of our business, we desire
to thank the people of Frostburg and
vicinity for the patronage . they have
bestowed upon us during the past
year Advertisement. It
Jeffries Bros., Jewelers.
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.
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 289k.‘
THOMAS L. POPP,
8 S. Waller St.,
Opp. Postoffice, Frostburg, Md.
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 ear 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, Lonaconmg 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 hoar) 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.
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You should give attention to your sole. If you expect to have
good health you must have comfortable scientifically made shoes.
Beacon Flexibility assures old fashioned, custom shoe comfoA.
Every advanced, scientific method known to shoe making is
incorporated in Beacons plus that touch of smartness that makes
them so attractive. —, ,
fruits of our long exper- hJ l
ience as shoe makers Jo! \
fKtmt Ml Beaconize Your Feet. Jk
J. B. Shannon & Co.,
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. For 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
S OSTEOPATHIC 1
§ 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 g
O Osteopath normalizes the chemical producing organs and hence §
O does not require medicine to bring about a cure. The results ob- O
g tained by Osteopathy depend wholly upon the scientific application g
O of physiological principles, such as misplacements, enlargements, g
O obstructions or abnormality of bone, muscles or ligaments of this O
0 living machine, or some unnatural pressure upon some nerve or g
O blood vessel, which causes pain, heat and friction or, in other g
O words, DISEASE. Every pain, every ache, every disease, simply O
g denotes that the system is out of order somewhere. Every disease g
O is merely the effect of a disturbing cause some place in the human g
O anatomy, and to get rid of this disease the cause must be searched O
g for and removed. This is Osteopathy in a nut-shell. g
O DISEASES TREATED. 8
O Nervous Diseases, Stomach, all Spinal Troubles, Liver, Kid- 8
O ueys and Bowels, Dislocations and Deformities, Stiff Joints, O
Q Lumbago, La Grippe, Malnutrition, Loss of Voice, Cerebral- g
O Spinal Meningitis, Neurasthenia, Headache, SCIATICA, Pa- g
O ralysis, Locomotor Ataxia, all forms of Neuralgia, Hip and all O
g Uterine and Pelvis Troubles, Rheumatism, Liver, Jaundice, g
O Billiousness, Stricture, Enlarged Prostrate, Eye, Ear and g
O Throat Troubles, Heart, Lungs, Etc. O
§ DR. F. F. LOOKENOTT, §
O 132 N. Centre St. Phone 851. CUMBERLAND, MD. O
O CONSULTATION FREE. §
g DAIRY Office Hours: SUNDAY g
O 9t012 a. m.; Ito7p. m. By appointment. o
g Osteopathic Booklet Upon Application, Free. g
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