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The Frostburg Spirit
SUCCESSOR TO 49b. Mining^^Journal PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY. P. L. Livengood, Editor and Owner SVBSCMIPTIOIf MATES : One Year $1.50 Six Months 75c Ten Months $1.25 Four Months. 50c Eight Months SI.OO Two Months 25c Single Copies, at the office 3c; by mail 6c BSgr* a discount of 25 eents given to all who pay a full year’s subscription in advance. ADVERTISING RATES: Transient advertising, other than political, legal or local, 15 cents per inch each insertion. Political advertising rates made known on application. Legal advertising at legal rates. 6, Display advertisements to run four inser tions or more, 10 cents per inch each insertion, except for advertisements not exceeding 3 inches, on which the rate is 12% cents per inch. Business Locals, “Wanted,” “For Sale,” “Lost,” “Found,” and miscellaneous notices, 6 cents per line. Resolutions of Respect, 5 cents per line. Cards of Thanks, 10 cents per line. Free to patrons of The Spirit. Advertising copv must be received no later than 3 p. m., Tuesday, to insure publication same week. No advertisement accepted for less than 25 cents, and nothing of a money-making charac ter will be advertised in The Spirit’s columns free of charge. FROSTBURG, MD. - - DFC, 4, 1913 | IS THE SPIRIT MOVETH ] The fool who killed the goose that laid the golden eggs was a philoso pher, a captain of finance and all kinds of a gentleman when compared with men who try to treat an honest but fearless editor in a manner differ ently from what they would like to be treated themselves. Chickens almost invariably come home to roost, and when men break the Golden Rule or go back on their word, they will in the end always be the losers. It is a very unwise policy to oppress a fellow man simply be cause one may feel that he is able to do so. Such a policy usually works out like it was in the case of the wicked man who digged a pit, digged it for his brother, then for his sin, tumbled in the pit he digged for ’tother. Moke men have been employed at The Spirit printery this week than ever before employed in a Frostburg print shop. The force in the mechan ical department is this week made up of L. H. Weston, of Washington, D. C.; H. 13. Davis, of Ebensburg, Pa.; Clarence Dahl, of Meyersdale, Pa.; Chas. A. Rodda and W. S. Livengood, Jr., of this city, and Tom J. Blake, of Eckhart. The Spirit’s business is -yltias aipinct Aqrou, in spite of all t^, rageous treatment accorded him by his landlords can’t keep old “Uncle Pete” down nor knock him out. The Spirit has some good friends whose encouragement, help and patronage amount to something, and be sides, old “Uncle Pete” has some eye openers in store for those who would ruin him if they could. Everything will come out in the washing, “feller” citizens, and you’ll find that “Uncle Pete” is a stayer from Stayersville. He knows who his friends are, and he will show the other fellows who he is When he once gets on the warpath in earnest with his ink tank and think tank. * ELSEWHERE in this paper is a pub lished sworn statement as to the own ership, etc., of the Frostburg Spirit. Such a statement is required of all secular newspapers, twice a year, by the Postoffice Department, and there is a heavy penalty for any editor or publisher who makes a false publica tion of information required of him by “Uncle Sam.” The sworn state ment to which your attention is called ought to set at rest certain lying rumors that have been circulated in and around Frostburg for some time. One rumor has it that this paper is owned by The Hitchins Bros. Co. and the Citizens National Bank, and an other has it that it is owned by the Consolidation Coal Co. and the First National Bank. But these romors are all lies out of the whole cloth, as neither of the firms named has so much as a penny in this paper or anj 7 - thing pertaining to its plant or busi ness, and not one of them was in any way instrumental in g-etting the qwner and editor of The Spirit to come here. We are under no obligations to an} 7 of them, neither, in a financial way nor otherwise. They are good patrons, of course, but they get value received for their patronage, and we find them all very nice people to do business with, but no nicer than most of our patrons, and we are in a position to treat everybody on the square. And, by the way, we have found out long ago that a square deal is all that most business institutions, organizations and individuals expect from a news paper. We are running this paper free and unhampered by anybody with a “pull,” and if the time ever comes that we can’t control the policy of The Spirit, then we will sell out and quit the business. IT is bad enough when diptheria and other deadly diseases break out in a community, but when the “damphool ishness” of the average health board or health department breaks out, it is worse than a pestilince. The Frost burg' schools were ordered closed by the State Health Department, last week, and the same authority author- ! ized the Sunday schools choked off and all children under 12 years of age barred from the moving picture shows. ! What for? Because about a dozen families in town had diptheria. In fact, one of the town’s prominent physicians is authority for it that there were only eleven cases of diptheria in the whole town, so far as could be learned, Tuesday evening. And sup pose there were eleven times eleven cases of it in town. Why should the schools be closed on that account? Not a single good reason can be given for such a course, and the closing of the schools will not in the least pre vent the spread of any disease. Peo ple are not going to pen their children up like jail inmates just because the schools have been closed. Not on your life, and so the youngsters get together iti gangs, and romp about the town to gether in any and all kinds of weather. Frostburg was a veritable fog bank during the greater part of the past week, and many “kidlets” could be seen on the streets with damp and wet clothes and shoes. Everyone of them should have been in school. Adult people can carry disease germs as readily as children, but the health boards, as a rule, do not seem to think so. The “grown-ups” are therefore free to congregate when and where they please, and even children of 12 years are adjudged reasonably safe by the health boards at such places as the moving picture shows. But the child 11 years and 364 days old is in great danger at such a place, and the dis ease germs would tackle it sure and insist on going home with the child. The health boards in their astuteness and wisdom have figured this all out. Jumping Jupiter, what rotten reason ing, anyway! No matter what else is shut dqwn, the schools should be kept running during the school term. School children are not going to spread disease any more than adults, whether attending school or roaming the streets and alleys, and they are not going to contract disease any more readily in the school room than by being penned up at home or out on the streets in bad weather. Diseases come and go, and they visit the palace as often as the hovel. But while it is all right to use sensible quarantine methods and preventive measures during diphtheria and other epidemics,some of the things resorted to by health boards are ab solutely rediculous, and there is sel dom an epidemic of any kind as bad as some of the fool edicts issued and panics created by health boards. Christmas Gold For 1800 People. The officials of The Citizens Na tional Bank have been working over time, busily signing—What? Why, Christmas checks. Did you never hear of a Christmas check before? / Then you are not one of the mojre than 1800 persons who have been keeping an account in The Christ mas Savings Club, and who will on Dec. 10th receive through the mail a holly-decorated check containing the wishes of the season., and SJMggthibr' In addition to tne sentiment, A Merry Christmas and j. Happy New Year,” each check contains a sum made payable to one of the 1800. The sums range from the smallest, $9.03 called Class 1, to Class 2, amount ing to $18.06, and up to Class 5, $45.15. Quite an opportune check to re ceive just before Christmas, just when you are dreaming every night of a be whiskered Santa Claus, “with his miniature sleigh and eight tiny rein deer.” And each one of these checks blos somed from a 1, 2 or 5 cent seeding dropped into fertile ground last Feb ruary, and given weekly cultivation. The Christmas Savings Club has only been in operation 42 weeks; next year it will bear more fruit, as the de positors will have a full 50 weeks to cultivate a check. By this time the reader will wonder what The Christmas Club is, why it is, and the wherefore. If he would ask any one of the 100 or more members of the various Frost burg churches who joined the club, and are going to donate the entire amount, he will speedly find out. Many fraternal lodge men, and Sun day school scholars, will also explain. They will all be recipients of Christ mas checks on Dec. 10th. The Club was started here last Feb ruary, the 17th. On the opening day, the bank officials were taken complete ly b} 7 surprise when hundreds upon hundreds appeared to open accounts. The despositors were made up of all classes —rich and poor, old and young—well-known business men, striving and ambitious young men and women, middle-aged married men and women —all peering into the future and seeing Christmas of 1913 ahead. The results have been so gratifying in every way, that the officers and directors have decided to continue the Club another year, commencing De cember 29th. On account of the unqualified suc cess of the Club last year, and the strong endorsement of those who were so largel} 7 benefited, it is believed that a host of new names will be added to the several classes as soon as the books are open. Boy Burnt by Powder Explosion. Chester Arthur Rees, 10-year-old son of Wm. G. Rees, of Frost avenue, several days ago was the victim of a powder explosion. The only thing that saved the bO} 7 ’s life was the fact that he did not have more powder to play with. The lad took a small tin can to the woods near town, and in the can he had about two handfuls of powder, which he ignited with a match. An explosion resulted, which burned his face and left hand quite badly. Dr. G. L. Lininger, the phy sician who was called,found the burns more painful than serious. Fortu nately the burns are only about skin deep. | A Move to Improve Frostburg Husbands. Frostburg Wives Form Novel Or ganization—Now Will You be Good, You Imperfect Male Creatures? “Is your wife a member?” That is the question Frostburg men are ask ing each other now-a-days. And while the question is being asked in all seriousness, it is strange to say that although the seemingly incom plete query is thoroughly understood, tfye answer is invariably either a seri ous shrug of the shoulders or an earnest “I dunno.” The foregoing is introductory to the main object of this article, which is the proposed launching of a “Women’s Good Husband Club” in Frostburg. It being a woman’s affair, some of the plans just naturally “leaked out,” though, of course, none of the women told a soul—except their dearest friends, in .whom they had absolute confidence, and those they told were equally careful in guarding the secret. The reason for secrecy at this time, I am informed, is that the promoters of the project are estopped by mod esty and a womanly feeling towards the less fortunate of their sex from ■exploiting the very excellent qualities of their own husbands. lam told, too, some of them have put their husbands on probation pending completion of the preliminaries of the organization, and for that reason they are not as yet conscientiously ready to take the oath of membership in the happy circle. Therefore it is obvious that to men tion names at this time would be, to say the least, ungallant. The pro ject has created quite a s.tir in this staid old town,'and the married men, ’plainly worried, are examining their consciences and debating with them selves as to the eligibility of their wives for memberships the “Women’s Good Husband Club.” . It should be quite a healthy organ ization, basing my guess upon the large number of model and exemplary husbands, in Frostburg, for, I dare say, there is not a man in Frostburg whose wife has not, time and time again, extolled the amiable manners and commendable habits of at least a half-dozen other women’s husbands and compared them with his own in different or worse ways. Married men usually make the best husbands, and married women the best pick pockets.. The plans‘of the “Women’s Good Husband Club,” as above stated, are not yet complete, and I am in posses sion of but very meagre details, since my only source of information is some half-dozen ladies who are ■ pledged to 'LU'IH" the by-laws of the “Women’s Good Husband Club,” now being prepared, provide for weekly meetings (evening sessions) and that the 'club shall be 11011-sectarian and non-political; also that ways and means shall be discuss ed at the meetings as to how best to correct the erring husbands, whose faults are to be indiscriminately bared before the club. Judging from what some of us have heard our wives tell other people about us, we believe they (our wives) are eligible to membership in the “Women’s Good Husband Club;” but if we are to. “take” them seriously when they “get” us alone, then I “dunno.” When the organization gets going, I shall attend the meetings disguised as a perfect lady, and report the pro ceedings. Meanwhile, it behooves Frostburg married rrien to get on their good behavior, for the “Women’s Good Husband Club” will get ’em if they don’t look out. By. R. B. C. A Visit From Brewmaster Schloss steiii. One of the most genial visitors to call on The Spirit in a long while was Karl E. Schlossstein, the jovial brew master of the Frostburg brewery, who called at the editorial sanctum yester day. And he brought $1.50 with him, too, and said: “Credit me with a sub scription for a year to your paper, for I like its editorial tone, and the way to build up a Frostburg newspaper, or any other Frostburg industry, is to patronize it.” Truer words were never uttered, and Mr. Schlossstein also uttered some additional truth when he went on to say that Frostburg has too many knockers and croakers for the town’s good people who are too eager to hinder in any and all move ments for the town’s industrial prog ress, instead of boosting and lending their encouragement as they should. Mr. Schlossstein is the only man we know of whose name has three letters of the same kind in it, all “side by each,” as another jovial German friend of ours used to say! But the tripple “s” in his name detracts nothing from his good-fellowship and public-spiritedness, of which qualities he seems to possess a very large share. And,by the way, that isa Ger man trait, and no one need be told that Schlossstein is a German name. Well, call again, Mr. S., for you’re a “bully old scout,” and a man who brings good cheer and encouragement with him when he calls, is always welcome. Parasites and croakers, however, will do us a favor to keep the other side of the street, for such as they are no good to any business or to an} 7 community, no matter what they may value themselves at. If your business will not stand ad vertising, you’d better advertise it for sale, tf. THE FROSTBURG SPIRIT, FROSTBURG, MD Paint? There are two good reasons for painting often-enough or even too often. One, to look prosperous; two, to be so. Nothing does one more credit or gives one more credit than paint, sup plemented of course by what goes with it; and paint costs nothing. True, the first cost is $5 or $6 a gal lon put-on; but it saves more than that in the property; saves it from slow going-down—not always slow —it drops with a jump when water gets in on wood and iron. Dry wood and iron cost nothing, kept dry by paint. Better paint when it needs it. Paint never goes-down in the sense of be ing more profitable next year. DEVOE J. W. Shea, Agent. . sells it. Advertisement Postponement. The meeting proposed as in some respects a reptition of the Beall High school meeting of November 21st for next Sunday evening in the First M. E. Church, has been postponed in definitely, owing to the quarantine and the absence of a number of teach ers and pupils who are entered in the organization of a “Parents’ Club.” Subscribe for The Spirit. ANNUAL ELECTION NOTICE THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK UNITED SATES' DEPOSITORY Frostburg, Md., Dec. 4, 1913. An election of Five (5) Directors to serve during the ensuing year will be held at this bank on — TUESDAY, JANUARY 13,1914, Between the hours of 11 a. m. and 12 m. OLIN BEALL, Cashier. 12-4 1-8 PHOTOGRSPHER. ARTISTIC FRAMING. Oh Broadway, Frostburg, Md. Poultry, Pigeons, Butter, Eggs, Produce, Poultry and Stock Supplies. Have a limited number of “The Poultrymeu’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, T!ppT?ostolfice, Prostburg,lvicl. Cumberland and Westernport Electric Railway. * TIME TABLE. 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, 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 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 S. Car lerves Westernport every hour after •ds for Frostburg, last car leaving Western t at 11:30 p. m. for Frostburg. All cars east and west connect at Frostburg. J. E. TAYLOR, Superintendent. —-a step in edv&FMee 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 comfort. 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- /q/ l ience as shoe makers \ Beaconize Your Feet. Manchester. J. B. Shannon & Co., FROSTBURG, MD. NOTICE S When in Meyersdale, stop at the New Slicer House GEORGE ROGUE, Proprietor. THOMAS GATEHOUSE, Justice of the Peace, 4 MECHANIC STREET, FROSTBURG, MD. All business entrusted to me is attended to promptly and satisfactorily. Dr. J. C. Pfeiffer, THE DENTIST, 7E. Union St. Frostburg, Md. Allegany Cemetery. 2200 LOTS. Prices $9.00 to $22.50. perpetuar charter. J. B. Williams, SECRETARY AND TREASURER. Office: C. & P. Phone: 60 E. Main Street. No. 52. FROSTBURG, MD. Let Us Dry-Steam Clean and Press Yonr 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 9 Coats, Jackets, Skirts, Etc., receive special attention! Shall we call for your next package ? FROSTBURG STEAM LAUNDRY A. S. BURTON, Proprietor. FOR THE BEST Fire Insurance IN THE WORLD 12-25-pd Apply to J. B. ODER. WM. ENGLE JAS. ENGLE Engle Meat Market DEALERS IN Live Stock and Dressed Meats Butter and Eggs rA Jl -RRa'a:, ■' nacni •. 66 EAST UNION STREET 17 WEST UNION STREET PUTNAM DYES are Fadeless Each package will color wool, silk, cotton and (nix ed goods. Eor sale at our store at 10c per package. We are also sole agents for International Stock Food, put up in 25c and 50c packages and 25-pound pails GRIFFITH BROS., Opposite Postoffice. 4jj Jkc. -JWk jlSk afW jIW jfk Jit A.AA Ai jIV. j < youp f/khh | i If you buy it of l STEWART i will be l ] CORRECT | IN STYLE. i f \ Latest Styles in Hats, Shoes t 4 and Furnishings. \ 1 l frv VV VWVV VV W V W V V VV V V V ip°E=''' mm-' iri-ri ■ ■ —tm— -33 Reasons for Using Electric Light 1 — Safe 21 —Welcomes Friends 2 Clean 22— Frightens Thieves 3 Bright 23 —Brightens Fvery o 4 —Odorless thing 5 Dirtless 24 —Can Be Used Any -6 Greaseless where 7 Sootless , 25 —Saves Uabor 8 — Fumeless 26 —Permits Better Work . 9 Flameless 27 —Consumes No-Oxygen 10 Matchless 28 —Is a Cheap Luxury Healthful 29 —I s Better Than Fver iLSpSonL 30— Will Not Injure Your | 14 — Draws Trade House Plants 15— Helps Advertise 31— No Danger of Explo . 16 —Signifies Success sions 17 — White Light 32 —Don’t Make Foul Air 18 — Steady Light 33 —The New Mazda 19— Always Ready Electric Lamp 20 — Makes Home Attract- means three times the : ive light at the same cost ' IS YOUR HOUSE WIRED? j FROSTBURG ILLUMINATING & MANUFACTURING GO. 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You can’t send an absent friend a more desirable present than a copy of the handsomely illustrated Frost-, burg Souvenir Book for sale at The Spirit office, unless you make the friend a present of a year’s subscrip tion to The Spirit. Both are worth several times their cost. tf. hot^ Forgotten! 1 IJOW glibly the exrpression jll cpmes during the funeral ; services. How much does it I really mean a month afterward? j 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, i 60 East Main Street - - Frostburg, Md. 99 N. Centre Street, Cumberland, Md.