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IN THE SPIRIT WORLD.
Old-Fashioned Woman From Gar rett County Cuses Excite ment in the Land of Shades. It has leaded out (likely through some female spook) that an old-fash ioned Garrett county woman who recently blew into the land of shades, created quite an excitement there. At any rate the following story is vouched for by a Frostburg woman who knows all the spooks, is good at pow-w f owing, who can stop blood by saying words, and can also blow all the “fire” out of people who have been badly burned. The story, there fore, is reliable, and runs like this: “What caused your sudden blowing in?” asked a veteran of Shade Land of a woman who had just arrived. The woman gave a sigh that blew over a tombstone as she replied: “I am an old-fashioned woman, from Garrett county, Md., and I did my work in a kitchen with *a six-hole range, a big sink, three long tables, two pantries and a dishpan large enough to wash a turkey in. Two days ago I went to visit my daughter in Baltimore and found her cooking for her family in a chafing dish, doing her dishes ip a washbowl and keeping them stored in the lower part of the washstand. When I saw her get the bread out of a big bowl on the piano, called a jar diniere, and refich for the butter out of the window, I felt a chill come over me, and when she ‘rriade sohp’ by opening a tin can and pouring out a mess to which she added water from the wash pitcher, I knew no more.” Then the old-fashioned woman gave such a sniff of disgust tfiat it blew all the shades over into the next county. Where Is This Terrapin Colony? There is a terrapin colony in Alle gany county, or at any rate there was one that evidently escaped the notice of local epicures. In a recent issue of the Meyersdale Republican, that newspaper had an account of Chas. P. Meyers and J. Simpson Large, both of Meyersdale, swooping' down on a pond about six miles from Cook’s Mills, this county, and taking there from 32 fine terrapin, on which they have been feasting ever since. The terrapin colony was discovered some months ago by Mr. Meyers, but not knowing whether the denizens of the pond were terrapin or just com mon turtles, he captured one and took it to Meyersdale to show to his unclej Mr. Garge, who is an expert terrapin cook. “They are the real thing, ” said Mr. Garge, and .then he and Mr. Mey ers returned to the pond and captured 32 of them. Paint and Not Paint was never before so high as last year: ' about $2.25 a gallon Devoe and a half-dollar less for trash. What is trash? It looks like paint and pretends' to be paint, but isn’t worth painting. It costs a painter’s day’s-work to put-on a gallon of paint, good or bad; and a painter’s day’s-work is $3 or $4. Add that to the price of a gallon. That is the cost of a gallon. Devoe is $5 or $6 a gallon; and trash a half dollar less. But Devoe is all paint and more too; you add oil to it; a gallon is 5 or 6 quarts of perfect paint for the paint er’s pot. But trash is three-quarters two-thirds or half paint; you pay a half-dollar less for nobody-knows what-it-is. 10 gallons Devoe is enough for the average job; it takes 15 or 20 gallons of trash. And the wear same way. Unfortunately, they look alike when first put on. DEVOE J. W. Shea, Agent.’ sells it. Advertisement. HE GdT HIS PRICE. In Fact He Had to Have It and For a Very Good Reason. Tody Hamilton had an experience with an editor of a weekly paper in Michigan when he was general press representative with the Barnum & Bailey show that gave him a new view of finance. The big show was billed to appear at Owosso, Mich., and the contract agent with the No. 1 advertising car had failed to, come to gffms with the editor of a weekly at a little junction point twenty miles distant. Hamilton went to the little town, sought out the editor and prepared copy for a double column advertisement. “I’ll give you $lO and twenty tickets for two weeks’ service in your paper, two columns, mostly cuts.” said Ham ilton to the editor. “Oh, no, you won’t! You’ll give me $63 or the advertisement won’t go,” replied the editor coolly. "Sixty-three dollars' Great Scptt!” roared Hamilton. “That’s more than your infernal paper is worth, i never give more than $lO and twenty tickets for our stuff in any country weekly. Man, you’re crazy, stark mad!” All efforts at persuasion failed. The editor remained obdurate. It was $63 or nothing. Finally in despair Hamil ton exclaimed: “Why do you make it $63? You might as well make it $163. It’s just as unreasonable.” “I’ll tell you, friend,” replied the edi tor calmly. “I have a note coming due shortly for just that amount, and you have got to pay it.” Hamilton did, for he needed the ad vertising in that particular weekly, and the editor knew it.—New York Sun. Where the Trouble Came. “Well, how did you get on at youl Brst appearance?” asked a man of an ambitious friend who had just joined the theatrical profession. “Oh, I got on well enough,” was the reply, “but I couldn’t get off half quick enough.”—London Mail. Subscribe for‘The Spirit for your absent friends. It will* seem as good to them as a weekly letter from home State Convention of Hibernians to Meet in Frostburg. The State convention of the Ancient Order of Hiberians of Maryland will be held in Frostburg next August. It is proposed by the local division No. 7, to feature the occasion with a big reunion for the purpose of show ing all the delegations from state towns a good time to last three days. With this proposition in view, a committee of 23 members of the local division has been appointed to devise and consider yvays and means to make the occasion one to be enjoyed alike by visitors and hosts, and thus adver tise Frostburg as the state’s summer paradise. The committee held a meeting last Sunday afternoon and started the movement, adjourning with a call for a full meeting on Friday evening at 7:30 o’clock. Letter from North Dakota.. ■ Mahlon P. Gichty, who for a number of years clerked in Grantsville stores, first for S. J. Givengood, the editor’s father, and later for the late Hon. Balthazar Welfley, writes from Zion, North Dakota, for a Frostburg sou venir book. His letter is dated Dec. 4th, and among other things he says: “We have had lovely Indian summer weather ever since the last of Octo ber. No snow nor zero weather': yet worth mentioning. Fall work was all done in good time, and most farmers are about"done hauling grain to mark et. I shall write an article for your paper ere long.” Mr. Gichty is an entertaining writer, and has a great many friends who are readers of. The Spirit and will read his communication with interest. Mr. Gichty is a prosperous retired farmer of North Dakota, but he has not yet lost interest in this section of the country, which he left in 1876. Don’t Be a Sponger. Subscribe for The Spirit instead of borrowing your neighbor’s copy. tf. 1 WHEN YOU HAVE ANY | PLUMBING, HEATING g U OK U | GAS FITTING § \l TO BE DONE, GIVE US A CALL. X We Guarantee x All Our Work p H WE HAVE A FEW GAS RANGES p we will sell at cost. X F. J. Nairn Bro. KXKKXJSXKXXKKJeSKXXXJOOefXK Try This “Golden Sheaf Patent.” You can’t get better bread from any brand on the market, no matter what price you pay. ONCE) TRIED ALWAYS USED. per sack. For sale by- EDWARD DAVIS & CO., Leading Grocers, Next Door to Postoffice. I y. s. mmm 1 X Is spending millions annually to conserve X the lumber resources of the country. X X Pvery property owner can help this work by Cs saving the lumber in his own buildings. AX X - Good paint, renewed at proper intervals, X X preserves lumber indefinitely. X X Use good paint on all exposed wood work X H and renew it at frequent intervals; you will X jy not only help to conserve the country’s national X resources, but you will save money yourself. X ■j Frostburg Is An Up-to-date Town ” X in most things, but very much backward in the X use of paint. If your house is one of the houses aa X that need paint, call and see us. NOW, is the X M time to paint. X g G. E. PEARCE DRUG CO. § It Is Bad Business for a local bus inessman not to have his advertise ment in this paper. tf. Before Buying Your Xmas Presents Shea’s Drug Store And inspect the fine line of Eastman’s Kodacks, Huyler’s Candies, Cigars, Manicure Sets, Toilet and Shaving Sets, Combs, Brushes, Perfumery and Toilet Articles. We O n eft Green Give O. CC •JV. Trading Stamps. THROUGH Sleeping Gars TO CHICAGO The Chicago Limited, with obser vation parlor and club car, leaves Frostburg 4:30 P. M., arriving Pittsburgh 8:05 P. M., and Chicago 8:10 o’clock next morning. Train, with sleepers, also leaves 3:27 A. M., arriving in Pittsburgh 7:30 A. M., and Cleveland at 10:30 A. M. TO BALTIMORE The Baltimore Limited, with observation parlor and club car, and coaches, leaves Frostburg 12:44 P. M., arriving in Baltimore 6:49 P. M. Also leaves 1:43 A. M., arriving in Baltimore 7:53 A. M., Via the Western Maryland LINES THE FROSTBURG SPIRIT, FROSTBURG, MD. i The First National Bank \ t li FROSTBURG, MD. T Capital and Surplus - - - - $125,000.00 Assets (over) ------ $1,350,000.00 L 4 INTEREST PAID ON SAVINGS ACCOUNTS \ i. ' y $ Depository of the United States \ 3 Depository of the State of Maryland W Officers Directors W ROBERDEAU ANNAN - - President Henderson Duncan Sinclair £ ... _ . r , . . 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