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The Frostburg Spirit
P. L. Li vengood, Editor and Owner
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 oilice.... 3c; by mail... .5c
I3T A discount of 25 eents given to all who
pay a full year’s subscription in advance.
FROSTBURG, MD. - - DFC. 25, 1913
Transient advertising, othei* than political,
legal or local, 15 cents per inch each insertion.
Political advertising rates made known on
Legal advertising at legal rates.
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 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 copy 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.
The early “jaybird” gets the first
drink, and later the drink gets him.
WhaT great institutions are friends!
They are a light in the blackest dark
ness, a lifting crane for our burdens.
It is not the out of town dailies with
Frostburg correspondence that bring
the answer for the needs of Frost
burg. The home paper alone touches
the spot in man’s heart that helps this
town, and don’t you forget it.
The angels are always pictured as
blondes. What becomes of the
brunettes when they die? They go to
—well, we can’t tell, but nevertheless
a great many of them are very pretty
wingless angels while on earth, and
we can’t see how wings could im
prove them. Some of them are “too
ily” without wings, and like the bed
bug, who is also a wingless bird,
“they get there, just the same.”
PETER Smith, a New York tannery
worker, bet a dollar that he could
drink 17 glasses of whisky in succes
sion. He won the bet, pocketed the
money, and then fell down and died
in a few minutes, as he deserved to
do. No man has any business to try
and drink all the whisky himself.
or tep.drinks at a.timp ought to
be enough for any man, and they who
go beyond that, as sure as they are
born, are bound to get a knock-out
from old “John Barle3 T Corn.”
Boston has established a school for
prospective wives. Everything will
be taught that a good housewife ought
to know. At any rate that'is what is
claimed for the institution. However,
we somehow have it in our cranium
that the best school for wives is the
good home presided over by a good,
sensible wife and mother, where chil
dren are loved more than dogs and
given proper attention and instruc
tion —a home where more attention is
paid to the solid, substantial things of
life than to foolish, fickle fads and
fancies of society.
Did you ever hear of the “mutton
king,” Gustav Jovanovitch, of Asiatic
Russia? Well, he’s the “mutton
king,” all right, whether you ever
heard of him or not. He owns 1,750,000
sheep, and he has 35,000 dogs to take
care of the flocks. Now, if the pork
raising population of Frostburgovitch
could raise somewhere near as much
fresh meatski as Mr. Jovanovitch,
we’ll be just dogoneski if the old meat
trustovitch wouldn’t beginski to sit
upski and take noticeovitch in a
mighty short whileski. And this is
no dreamski, by graciousovitch!
You can’t size him up, he has noth
ing to say, the fellow who sits on the
fence. He straddles the barrier, day
after day, the fellow who sits on the
fence. He sits there contented, no
one by his side; entreaties won’t move
him, you can’t make him ride. The
truth he won’t tell, but you can’t
prove he’s lied, the fellow who sits on
the fence. When coming election
makes int’rest the bent, the fellow
who sits on the fence, just placidly
smiles with a grin most content, and
silent is his ev’ry sense. But when it’s
all over, and shouting is done, the
first thing you’ll notice since things
have begun, he has fell off the fence
on the side that has won, the fellow
that sits on the fence.
The Lawrence (Kan.) Gazette utters
some great truths in the following
words, which candidates and prospec
tive candidates for office should bear
in mind: “The other day a candidate
for a state office came to see the Ga
zette. Possibly you may have had a
like experience, and if so you will
sympathize with our feelings. It was
at a time when a rush was on, and he
was told so. He said he wanted to
enlighten the editor. He did. He
spent two-thirds of his time abusing
his opponent and the other third tell
ing what a great mon he was himself.
Before he came into the office a favor
able opinion had been formed of him.
He destroyed it all by talking too
much, and not talking right; likewise
by talking at the wrong time. In ad
dition to having proper qualifications
for an office, we hold that a candidate
should also have some sense.”
Accounts in the newspapers about
preachers eloping with other men’s
wives and daughters are a very com- <
mon thing; so common, in fact, that it :
causes us to think that it would be a .
fine thing for parsons with the eloping 1
instinct to have wives such as Mr. 1
Patiphar of old was weeded to. 1
In New York the city officials
effectively made a crusade against
short weights and short meas
ures, a few years ago, which .
seemed to prevail all over that
city. It is truly surprising how many •
merchants and shopkeepers there are ,
who resort to stealing from their cus- <
tomers, by knowingly defrauding
them in weights and measures. New .
York isn’t the only place where officers
should occasionally make a crusade
against the short-weight and short- .
measure thieves. That brand of de- .
testable rascality is more or less pre
valent in nearly all towns of any con- .
siderable size, and in comparsion with
the short-weight and short-measure
thief, the road agent or highway rob
ber is a gentleman. The first nameil .
class deal largely with children, and
steal most from those who are the
least able to stand it.
Frostburg merchants who adver
tise only in out-of-town newspapers, or
by circulars that do not bear the im
print of the home paper, are aiding
very materially in driving trade of all
kinds away from home, their own in
cluded. If home merchants set the
example of going away from home
to spend their money, many other peo
ple will thereby be encouraged to do
the same. For every Frostburg dol
lar that is sent out of-town for print
ing, at least ten other dollars are by
that method induced to be sent out of
town for goods that could be bought
to just as good advantage at home.
It is foolish, extremely foolish, for a
business man to encourage the habit
of going away from home for that
which could and should be bought at
home. The wisest business men in a
town never acquire that kind of a
habit, knowing that it is contagious
and against their own business inter
There is said to be a church organ
ization in Washington that is called
the “Church of Happiness.” The
new religion teaches that there is no
fire and brimstone hell, no imps, no
fumes of sulphur in the next world,
etc., etc. Now isn’t it a joyful thing
if the fires of hell are out? ’Twill
make the women smile and smile, and
men will laugh and shout. The devil
having naught to do, will just lie
down and die, and when he does, you
bet your life, there’s none of us will
cry. But when “Old Nick,” the
devil’s gone, whom will men blame
their meanness on? For ages they’ve
transgressed and said: “The devil
put it in my head; for I a wrong would
never do, if the devil wouldn’t tell me
to.” They’ve laid the blame on poor
“Old Nick” for each and every dirty
trick, for each and every oath they
swore, and also when they shed man’s
gore. They’ve said the same when
they got drunk, although it sounded
very punk. In fact excuse is very
lame when poor “Old Nick” must
take the blame for all the mean things
mortals do, who claim the devil told
them to. For the devil some may
have no use, while others need him
for excuse, and, really, when the
devil’s gone, whom will men blame
their meanness on?
Veteran Blacksmith Sends Editor’s
Wife Skilfully Hand-Forged
Kitchen Utensils.
John J. Eivengood, the well known
veteran blacksmith, Of Salisbury, Pa.,
has the thanks of the editor and wife
for two very neat and useful articles
forged out of steel by the veteran
blacksmith himself. One of the arti
cles is a cake turner, the othera large
meat fork, and both are made of
pieces of a wagon spring.
The maker’s name is neatly stamp
ed on the handle of each article, and
they constitute a pair of kitchen
utensils that will last for centuries,
with proper care. We prize the arti
cles very highly, not only for their
neatness, substantiability and useful
ness, but more particularly because
they were made by uncle John Eiven
good, an expert in his line who has
made many an article that will stand
as a monument to his skill long after
the good old uncle is dead and in his
The utensils shall be handed down
as an heirloom in the Eivengood
family from generation to generation,
for blacksmiths in his class are few,
and although he is now about 77 years
of age, he can still shoe horses and do
a big lot of general blacksmithing in
a day.
Uncle John is indeed a wonderful
man. He has reared a large family,
and in the almost 55 years of his
married life, he has never missed a
meal at the family table on account of
sickness. He served three years in
the" Civil War as one of Father Abra
ham’s volunteer soldiers, and his
comrades say no better soldier ever
carried a musket, and that no soldier
ever had a warmer-hearted truer
friend than John J. Livengood.
F. O. E. New Year Eve Dance.
Neat invitations printed at The
Spirit printery are out announcing a
New Year eve dance in the Shea build
ing, Wednesday evening, Dec. 31st,
under the auspices of Frostburg Aerie
No. 1273, Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Dancing will be continued from 8:30
p. m. to one o’clock a. m.
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.
Dinner to Teachers.
The Domestic Science Department
of Beall High School will prepare and
serve dinner to the County Teachers’
Association, which will meet in Frost
burg Tuesday, January 27. Half of
the net proceeds will be donated to
the Miners’ Hospital, and the other
half will be given to the schools.
School Entertainment.
The motion picture show and music
ale given in the Frostburg Opera
House last Friday evening for the
benefit of the Allegany public school,
was a great success. The school made
$62.75. Misses Katie Shriver and Rose
Healey, teachers at the school, ar
ranged for the entertainment.
They are a wide-awake pair, as
pretty as peaches and cream, and
whatever they take hold of is bound
to be a success. Good school-ma’ams
(and these two are good ones) are al
ways successful in their undertakings.
A Handsome U. S. Marine Souvenir.
Robt. M. McLuckie, a Frostburg boy
in the United States Marine service,
has The Spirit’s thanks for a very
handsomely illustrated booklet telling
all about the duties, experiences, op
portunities and pay of the marines.
The booklet is full of interesting read
ing and has many instructive pictures.
The following verse which appears in
it, appeals to us very strongly:
Our flag’s unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun,
We have fought in every clime
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes,
You will find us always on the job—
The United States Marines.
State Firemen’s Meeting.
A number of members of the Exec
utive Board, Maryland State Fire
men’s Association, met in Hotel Glad
stone several days ago and went over
some routine business.
Those present were: H. T. Eevely,
of Annapolis, President; Charles Da
vis, of Westernport, Secretary; Peter
F. Cain, Chairman of the Executive
Committee: A. F. Fairall, of Eaurel:
Roy E. Morgan, of Annapolis; James
J. Rowan, of Eonaconing, and E. B.
Prichard, of this place, members of
the Executive Committee; Walter W.
Wittig, of this place, Chairman of the
County Executive Committee.
The meeting was rounded up in the
enjoyment of a good Hotel Gladstone
Give The Spirit Your Calendar
Orders for 1915.
Business men of Frostburg, it is no
longer necessary for you to place your
orders for calendars, wall pockets,
fans and advertising panels and
hangers with city firms, as The Spirit
has made arrangements to go into this
line of business on a very large scale.
We already have a very elaborate
line of samples on hand, and will
have more later. Do not place your
order for 1915 goods in the lines men
tioned until you see our immense
lines. They are as fine as the finest
in quality and artistic beauty, and are
as low as the lowest in price. . We
have hundreds of designs to select
from, and our representative will call
on you in time. tf
No. 7228 Equity. Iu the Circuit
Court for Allegany County.
Louisa Bone, Timothy Bone, Annie D. Shriner,
Hannah Preston, Joanna Fram, James Fram,
Helen Plunkett and Morris Plunkett
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,
12-18 1-8
Before Buying
Your Xmas Presents
Go to^—
Shea’s Drug Store
And inspect the fine line of
Eastman’s Kodacks,
Huyler’s Candies,
Manicure Sets,
Toilet and Shaving Sets,
Combs, Brushes, Perfumery
and Toilet Articles.
We O n gy Green
Give O. OC Trading Stamps.
Two good girls for hotel work.
Good wages. Write to W. H. Farns
worth, Jenners, Pa. 11-13tf.
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; Try This Flour—
“ Golden Sheaf Patent.”
You can’t get better bread from any
brand on the market, no matter
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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 7:00, 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 Lonaeoning at
12:00 o’clock midnight, arriving at Lonaeoning
12:47 a. m., returning leaves Lonaeoning 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, Lonaeoning 6:12, Midland
6:30, Blake’s 6:87, Borden Shaft 6:48, Frostburg
7:00. Car lerves Westernp'ort eve -y 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.
Subscribe for The Spirit.
Sleeping Gars
The Chicago Limited, with obser
vation parlor aud 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.
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
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1 — Safe 21 —Welcomes Friends
2 Clean 22 —Frightens Thieves
3 Bright *23—Brightens Fvery
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5 Dirtless 24 —Can Be Used Any
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7 Sootless 25 —Saves Labor
, B—Fumeless8 —Fumeless 26 —Permits Better Work ,
9 —Flameless 27 —Consumes No Oxygen
70 Matchless 28 —Is a Cheap Luxury
Healthful 29 —I s Better Than Fver
30 —Will Not Injure Your
14- Trade House Plants
15— Helps Advertise 31—No Danger of Fxplo
. 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
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The Largest and
Most Up-to-Date Line
Christmas Gifts
In the George’s Creek region, at the
most reasonable prices, can be seen
at the store of
Jefferies Bros.,
Frostburg’s Reliable Jewelers.
Free Engraving,
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.
Cone But Ndt
HOW glibly the exrpression
comes during the funeral
services. 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 —
Western Maryland’s Leading
Marble and Granite Dealers,
60 East Main Street - - Frostburg, Md.
99 N. Centre Street, Cumberland, Md.

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