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The Frostburg Spirit
SUCCESSOR TO Mi NiNGf#l4*-Journal PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY. P. L. Li vengood, Editor and Owner SUBSCRIPTION BATHS : One Year $1.50 Six Months 75c Ten Months $1.25 Four Months 60c Eight Months SI.OO Two Months 25c Single Copies, at the office 3c; by mail 5c A discount of 25 cents given to all who pay a full year’s subscription in advance. FROSTBURG, MD. - - DEC. 18, 1913 j AS THE SPIRIT MOVETH J OUR BEST WISHES. The Spirit Wishes a Merry Christ mas to All, While the Editor Expects a Most Cheerless One. The Spirit extends to all mankind, friend and foe alike, the / compliments of the season, wishing to all a merry Christmas and a happy and prosper ous New Year. May peace on earth, good will toward men, abide with every one of us. So far as the editor himself is con cerned, the approaching Christmas promises much more suffering than joy, owing to a serious and painful throat affection that has been causing him intense suffering ever since last Saturday morning, keeping him in bed a good portion of the time. Yet he has given his business considera ble of his time, just the same, but could do little else besides taking care of the job printing and advertising orders, which have been heavy this week. In fact so much advertising matter came in for the local and editoral pages during the last few hours before going to press with the last run, that a great deal of interest ing news and editorial matter has been unavoidably crowded out. Had the late advertising come earlier in the week, arrangements could have been made to print two extra pages, but the editor being sick and scarcely able to be about, he was glad to get the paper out the easiest and quick est way possible. The editor and publisher of The Spirit had planned to get out a hand some 12 page Christmas edition with a beautiful lithographed cover, to be the best and handsomest publication ever issued In Frostburg, but owing to sickness and the fact that the old est two employes in the shop quit to embark in business for themselves, in Cumberland, right on the eve of the holiday season, The Spirit’s proposed handsome holiday number had to be abandoned, much to the publisher’s regret, and greatly to his loss and the loss of his readers. . Truly it seems that Pete Livengood came to Frostburg under an unlucky star, for he has had but one continual round of misfortune since coming here, such as being more or less ill almost ever since he purchased the Mining Journal plant, also having much sickness in his family, an ex pensive moving of his plant from quarters much to small into quarters which are a disappointment, where he is annoyed, harrassed and injured in business almost every day and night by basketball games and other an noyances overhead in a building too frail for that kind of sport. Many of our readers can testify to this. Yet, in spite of all these handicaps, worries and annoyances, The Spirit has been doing a nice business from the very start, a business which is in creasing right along, discounting all its bills and providing well for the publisher’s family. Therefore, old “Uncle Pete” is not going to give up in despair, even though his present throat trouble seems to be growing worse from day to day. He has a sort of presentiment that the worst of the seige will be reached about Christmas day, and while it threatens to keep him from swallow ing turkey or much of anything else that is good, he nevertheless is opti mistic enough to believe that when this old 1913 year is over, that 1914 will prove a fortunate number for him, and that everything will just naturally come his way, as things did in other towns where he has followed this business. Anyway, he is hoping so, and it is a source of satisfaction to him to know that his family will be amply provided for on Christmas day, as has been the case all along, and that he has some money to contribute to those who have not the wherewith to buy a good dinner for the glorious occasion. Really, when the editor looks bach over the time since he lauded here, and notes all that he has had to con tend with since coming here, he wonders how he ever managed to get out a paper at all. The paper has been poor enough, and is still poor enoug’h, he admits. It is not up to his own ideals nor to his ability to make it under favorable conditions, which he hopes will yet come to him. He also knows that the paper’s cricics are numerous and severe, in fact so unjustly severe in some cases as to be nothing short of persecution. But,' fellow citizens, old “Uncle Pete” is charitable enough to acknowledge but a very few people in Frostburg, if any, as his enemies. Most of the knockers do not know and cannot realize what the writer has had to contend with. If they only knew the circumstances as the editor knows them, they would feel sorry for their criticisms and be his staunchest and best friends. But, while your local editor has been wounded deeply by unjust criti cism, “many times and oft,” since coming here, he has also made many , warm friends in Frostburg friends with broad-gauge ideas, with good, red blood in their veins, with big, gen erous hearts and magnanimous souls, who are for Frostburg and the home paper first, last and all the time friends who have been liberal and , generous in their patronage and in • their moral support, knowing that a = town of 8,000 people without a news paper, at this day and age of the J world is a laughing stock and a dis " grace to 20th century civilization. . And, furthermore, now is an oppor > tune time to thank our many good friends and patrons for their gener j ous support, wishing them a double . share of Christmas joy and New Year , prosperity. I But, dear reader, to which class do I you belong the booster or the , knocker class? If to the former, be proud of yourself; if to the latter, be ashamed of yourself and get out of ■ your detestable, moss-back class. We all know the paper is not what it ought to be, nor what in course of time it will be if you boost instead of , knocking. But even as matters stand > now, it is the neatest printed paper in r Allegany county, and you know it. ■ Besides, it has ranked above the , average weekly paper from the very i start, and from the very start it has been a credit to the town, in spite of - all imperfections. , Handsome Window Displays. [ The Spirit’s advertisers, at any rate . the most of them, have very hand some window displays appropriate to , the season. Read the advertisements in the paper, then go and size up the . windows and the goods, you will see some nice and good things, and The . Spirit’s advertisers will give you the ■ biggest values for your money, for . they are the live-and-let-live fellows, ■ and all in the booster class. “Did you see our window?” inquir ed Alex Davis, yesterday evening. Yep, you bet we did, Alex, and she’s a dandy and hard to beat. An Absolutely Fair Contest, The contest now on • for the cash gold prizes offered by the Citizens National Bank, is creating lots of in terest, and many are striving for the prizes. The awards are bound to be fairly and impartially made, for the judges making them will not know who the contestants are, as each letter that conies in is numbered, and the signa tures are also numbered and detached from the letters as received. The judges will not be permitted to see the signatures until after the awards are made, and the awards will be made by number. Then the duplicates of the winning numbers will be look ed for among the signatures and the result announced. Note the bank’s advertisement in this issue, and get in at the begin ning with the next Christmas Sav ings Club. K. G. E. Elects Officers. Mountain Castle No. 16, Knights of the Golden Ragle, elected the follow ing named officers at their lodge room in Wittig’s Hall, Tuesday night: N. C., John Wagner; V.C., Rutherford B. Thomas; H. P., Milton T. Cooper; V. H., R. O. Layman; C. of R., Conrad Knieriem; M. of R., John H. Dunstan; K. of R., Geo. H. Wittig; S. H., El mer Kight. Trustees, Wm. Vogtman, Isaac Martin, Wm. Kight; Widows and Orphans Committee, G. H. Wittig, M. T. Cooper, David Greening; Rep resentatives to Grand Castle, Ruther ford B. Thomas. Flue Attraction Coming. The Cullen & Poland Minstrels, made up of local talent of Midlad, will appear in the Frostburg Opera House, Monday evening, Jan. 12th under the auspices of the Frostburg Civic Club. They come highly recommendated, and everybody should turn out to hear them, for several reasons. First, because the company is made up of home talent from one of our good neighboring towns; second, because the show is being given partly for the benefit of our praiseworthy Civic Club, an organization which is doing much good for our town. The Civic Club and the Minstrels are both worthy of a generous support, and those who attend the show will be given the worth of their money sever al times in myrth and music of a high order. The company is composed of 30 artists and 20 trained musicians, and is away ahead of many more preten tious shows. Admission, adults, 35 and 50 cents; children, 25 cents. LEST THEY FORGET. Hunt out the little lame girl, The poor boy who is blind; Hunt out the weary widow Who thinks the world unkind; Search down among the hovels Where gladness seldom strays, And teach the doubting people There still are Christmas days. You have been busy planning To spread your gifts afar, To add your fair love-tokens Where joys and comforts are, But have you in your gladness Bestowed one kindly thought On those who sit in darkness, Whose crusts are dearly bought? Your heart is full of kindness. You hear the anthems sung And gaze up in the windows Where ribboned wreaths are hung; You’ve heard the sweet old story With reverence retold— But there are hungry children Where all is dark and cold. Hunt out the little lame girl, The poor boy who is blind; Hunt out the weary widow Who thinks the world unkind; Go down among the victims Of chance and greed and crime, And cause them to remember That this is Christmas time. -Rx. 3 ■! n=r ■ iHCSat TIE If —3CZZZ4BI FROSTBURG’S LEADING CIGAR STORE g 1— ■ —1 ■ ' ■ ■ - ... .. DAVIS BROS., Proprietors e ® J- Alex Davis James S. Davis We Offer for Your Inspection Cigars, Heavy, Medium and Light Lowney’s and Schrafft’s High Grade " ™ , , D . tv-. Chocolates put up in attractive Meerschaum and Briar Pipes. seasonable packages. Smokers’ Articles a Specialty e M Our fine cigars, handsome and high grade chocolates make ideal Christmas r presents. The chocolates are put up in 1,2, 3 and 5-lb. packages. We also have a full line of Novelties for Christmas or any other time, and you will al ways find the best in Cigars, Pipes and Cigar Holders at D U Davis Bros. Tobacco Emporium No. 20 Eleanor Building. End of Car Line. J, 1 lr=nl |r il : IHeai— —n- ii— — ii jb| ORDER OF PUBLICATION. 5 ' No. 7228 Equity. In the Circuit Court for Allegany County. Louisa Bone, Timothy Bone, Annie D. Shriner, Hannah Preston, Joanna Fram; James Fram, Helen Plunkett and Morris Plunkett 5 vs. * John R. Preston and Enoch C. Preston. The object of this suit is to procure a decree for , the sale of certain real estate situated in Frost burg, Allegany County and State of Maryland, which a certain Rachael J. Preston, late of Alle ; gany County died seized and possessed of in fee simple, and intestate. The bill states, that the said Rachael J. Preston died seized of a certain piece of real estate which was conveyed to her by Nelson Beall and Annie ■ Beall, by deed dated the 11th day of June.lß7s, and left as her only heirs at law the following named children, Louisa Bone, a daughter, intermarried with Timothy Bone, Annie D. Shriner, a daugh ter, and a widow, Hannah Preston, a daughter," Joanna Fram, intermarried with James Fram, Helen Plunkett, a daughter, inter married with Morris Plunkett, John R. Preston, a son, now married, Enoch G. Pres ton, a son not married, and who left home 24 years ago and went to one of the Western States and has not been heard from for 17 or 18 years. The bill prays that a decree may be passed for ; the sale of said property and proceeds be divided amongst the parties entitled ,to share therein, and for further relief. It is thereupon this 11th day of December, 1913, > ordered by the Circuit Court for Allegany Coun , ty, in Equity, that the plaintiffs, by causing a copy of this order to be inserted in some news paper, published in said Allegany County, once in each of four successive weeks before the 16th day of January, 1914, giving notice to the said ab sent defendant of the object and substance of this bill, warning him to appear in this Court in per son or by solicitor on or before the Ist day of . February, 1914, to show cause, if any he has, why a decree ought not to be passed as prayed. True copy—test. LLOYD L. SHAFFER, : LLOYD L. SHAFFER, Clerk. Clerk. 12-18 1-8 Before Buying Your Xtnas Presents Go Shea’s Drug Store And inspect the fine line of Eastman’s Kodacks, Hnyler’s Candies, 1 Cigars, Manicure Sets, Toilet and Shaving Sets, Combs, Brushes, Perfumery aud Toilet Articles. We (9 n CV/ Green Give O. OC Trading Stamps. Dr. J. C. Pfeiffer, THE DENTIST, 7E. Union St. Frostburg, Md. Notice of Application for Saloon License WHEREAS, The following named persons have, in compliance with Chapter 140 of the Acts of the General Assembly of Maryland for the year 1894, as amended by Chapter 415 of the Acts of 1902, being Article 1, and as amended by the Acts of 1904 and of the Acts of 1908, and of the Acts of 1910, Public Local Laws of Allegany County, filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Allegany County, their Applications for Licenses to sell Spirit uous and Fermented Liquors at their places of business in Allegany County as below stated— NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That all re monstrances against the issuance of Licenses to said Applicants must be filed with the undersigned within TWENTY DAYS after the filing of the Applications. J. W. YOUNG, Clerk. FILED THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1913. EUGENE AARON THOMAS—PIace of business, Clarysville Hotel, National Pike, Clarysville, Md. Residence, Clarysville, Md. Owner of premises, Mrs. Sophia Engle. WANTED. Two good girls for hotel work. Good wages. Write to W. H. Farns worth, Jenners, Pa. 11-13tf. THE FROSTBURG SPIRIT, FROSTBURG, MD. , 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 O Q Christmas Shopping Made § O g § Easy For You I 8 § ! § I i 1 8 | | § . -* ' § g |T ISN’T the price that makes the gift worth while, but 8 g X good taste in selection, irrespective of cost. This idea O g of combining inexpensiveness and quality is a feature of our g ! o holiday merchandise. O 8 Christmas shopping here is a joy and a delight. Dis- g O plays of the best Christmas gift suggestions are systematic- g o ally arranged, so that you may make your choice easily and g 8 conveniently. Ample provision has been made to assure you g O every courtesy and attention in your holiday shopping at g o this store. 8 o ... o O You will find a pleasing variety of gift articles which re- g O fleet the spirit of the season—gifts distinctive and individual O O —for very moderate expenditures. g § Hints For the Busy Shopper ° o . § o See our nice line of Jackson Corsets, Hosiery, Shoes, and o 8 our fine line of pure, fresh Groceries. O 8 8 g Prices Always as Low as the Lowest—Quality High g g as the Highest. 8 o o 1 KIGHT BROTHERS, 1 8 34 Brodway, Frostburg, Md. 8 o o 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 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 6:60, 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 7:60, Bed 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 I2;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:CKb 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 w6st’ connect at Frostburg. J. E. TAYLOR. Superintendent. Subscribe for The Spirit. 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 Tj &AAAAAAAAA AAAAAAA AAAA A A A ! 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F. McMULLEN, President. 88 2 oo ’ oo >BB G. DUD HOCKING, Treasurer. 88 2 88 oo ) 88 00 3 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000080 3 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 ! A MERRY ; The Largest and Most Up-to-Date Line Christmas Gilts > ( In the George’s Creek region, at the • most reasonable prices, can be seen at the store of Jefferies Bros., : Frostburg’s Reliable Jewelers, i Free Engraving, ! ; S. & H. Trading Stamps. ! i You can’t send an absent friend a 1 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 ( I several times their cost. tf. < Cone But Not Forgotten! HOW glibly the exrpression comes during the funeral set-vices. 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 Fast Main Street - - Frostburg, Md. 99 N. Centre Street, Cumberland, Md.