The Frostburg Spirit
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P. L. Livengood, Editor and Owner
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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
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
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
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
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
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
A Move to Improve
Frostburg Wives Form Novel Or
ganization—Now Will You be
Good, You Imperfect Male
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
THE FROSTBURG SPIRIT, FROSTBURG, MD
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.
J. W. Shea, Agent. . sells it.
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.
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,
Cumberland and Westernport
Electric Railway. *
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.
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J. B. Shannon & Co.,
When in Meyersdale, stop at the
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GEORGE ROGUE, 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.
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.
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Engle Meat Market
Live Stock and
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17 WEST UNION STREET
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wool, silk, cotton and (nix
ed goods. Eor sale at our
10c per package.
We are also sole agents
for International Stock
Food, put up in 25c and
50c packages and 25-pound
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The Largest and
Most Up-to-Date Line
In the George’s Creek region, at l the
most reasonable prices, can be seen
at the store of
Frostburg’s Reliable Jewelers.
S. & H. Trading Stamps.
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.
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—
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; Western Maryland’s Leading
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