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§ The Leading § § Weekly Newspaper of Allegany 8 8 County, Maryland 8 0000000000000000000000000000 FORTY-SECOND YEAR. NO. 52 Fine Program Rendered At Teachers’ Institute Mid-Year Meeting of Allegany County Teachers’ Association Held Interesting Session and Was Well Attended. The mid-year meeting of the Alle gany County Teachers’ Association, ■held in Assembly Hall df the Frost burg State Normal School, last Fri day, was attended by about 200 teach ers, and the session was a very inter esting and profitable one. Prof. John E. Edwards, County Superintendent of Schools, was not able to be present to deliver the ad dress he was scheduled for, owing to business he was attending to at An-' napolis. However, the remainder of of the program as per announcement in last week’s Spirit, was carried out almost to the letter. The two addresses delivered by Dr. W. W. Guth, on “The Personality of the Teacher,” and “The Student’s Point of View,” were exceptionally good and greatly enjoyed by all present. Miss Anna M. Hyde’s address on “Modern Poets and Poetry,” was al so a very able rendition, and was greatly relished. The vooal rendition of Miss Ernes tine Wittig was among the most pleas ing features of the program, foj- the charming young vocalist has a voice of rare sweetness that always holds her audiences spellbound. The reports of the various commit tees at the business sessions were ac cepted, and revealed good business management, especially the report of the trustees of the “retirementfund.” Mrs. Mary J. Rank presided and filled the position with signal ability, and the patrbns of the schools who attended the sessions were as greatly interested and benefited as were the teachers. Before adjournment, the following resolutions were unanimously adopt ed: Whereas, This is an age of progress in educational matters, as in every thing else, and Whereas, On many progressive school questions, as shown by the re port of the Russell Sage Foundation, Maryland still lags far behind, and As expert educators real ize no irn, " ovement is possible so long as teachers m ust have under their tui tion and care from SO to 100 pupils per room, and Whereas, Under the present salary scheduled it is impossible for a teach er to live, clothe herself decently, buy necessary books, take summer courses, travel and keep herself abreast of the times, and Whereas, As shown by the state ment of the banks and large indus trial corporations and known natural resources of this county, it is one of the wealthiest in the state, we, the teachers of Allegany county, in mass meeting assembled, do adopt the fol lowing resolutions: 1. Resolved, That we urge upon the Senate and each member of the House of Delegates representing their county in the State Legislature the enactment of a bill providing for an additional appropriation of 3 cents per each SIOO of the assessed basis for general repairs of school property throughout the county, and 2. Resolved, That we recommend the enactment of a law fixing the maximum number of pupils per teach er in the elementary grades at 45 in any one session, and at 30 per session, in the primary grades, and 3. Resolved, That we recommend of a law making the minimum salary for teachers with first grade, first-class certificates and eight years experience, $720 a year, < and the minimum salary for any teach er at S4OO per year, and 4. Resolved, That we go on record as favoring a system of medical in spection whereby the epidemics of children’s diseases which result in closing many schqols every year —to their great detriment and great dis advantage of both the children and community, may be checked and the health of teachers and pupils conserv ed, and 5. Resolved, That we favor larger expenditures for the sanitary needs of our schools, for beautifying school buildings and school grounds, and to that end we suggest the employment of janitors for the entire year, and 6. Resolved, That the teachers who are now pfaying the earnings of jani tors out of their own meager salaries, should be relieved of that unwarrant ed burden, and 7. Resolved, That we extend a vote of thanks to Dr. Guth, Miss Morse, Prof. Tinker, Prof. Webb, Miss Hyde and Miss Wittig, for making the pro gram a success so splendid, and to Prof. Webb and the State Board of Education for the use of the State Normal School edifice for this meet ing. ___• Mountain City Camp No. 4927, Royal Neighbors of America, Elect Officers. At their last meeting the members of the above-named organization elected officers for the ensuing term as follows: Oracle, Mary Chambers; Vice Oracle, THE FROSTBURG SPIRIT Estella Folk; Past Oracle, Sarah Pres ton; Chancellor, Sarah Chidester; , Recorder, Eillie Price; Receiver, 1 Martha Parker; Marshall, Catherine Footen; Assistant Marshal, Margaret Winner; Manager, Lizzie Cosgrove: Inner Sentinel, Mary E. Hanna; Outer Sentinel, Anna Prichard; Delegate to State Camp, Clara Hart; Alternate, . Mary E. Hanna. This organization meets every . alternate Tuesday night in Wehner’s . Hall. All members of the R. N. of A. . are welcome at all meetings. Anyone , wishing to become a member should call on or address Mrs. Clara Hart, 30 Mechanic street, Frostburg, Md. Bring Your Friends. You are invited to hear F. H. Robi , son lecture in the Frostburg Opera House, Sunday, Feb. Ist, 7:30 P. M. — Advertisement. Concerning Franchises. Former Frostburger Opposed to Towns Giving Valuable Privi leges to Business Concerns Free of Charge. Bogota, N. J. Jan. 26, 1914. Editor Spirit: —I see by The Spirit that the Avilton Mutual Telephone Company asks for a franchise to enter Frostburg, and that the petition has been filed, presumably for further consideration, by the Town Council. , It is, in my opinion, unwise and un progressive to discourage such enter prises, and I believe that the town should grant the franchise, but for a valuable consideration. The day of giving away franchises is past. A franchise that is worth having is marketable. Union street, otherwise a very pretty thoroughfare, is already marred by unsightly tele phone and telegraph poles. A neces sary nuisance, however, which must be recognized as such in small cities. The return on the investment in a place of Frostburg’s size and popula tion would not justify the telephone and telegraph companies in placing their wires underground, and it would not be reasonable for the town to com pel them to do so. Therefore, if the town wants the telephone service at the usual rates, and the telephone company wants the franchise, it would but be a fair ar rangement for each (the town and the jompiiny) to paj fl>r vvilac it obtains’.! If the taxpayers of the town are not to participate in the earnings of the company, and shall pay full rates for services rendered by the company, presuming the services to be satisfac tory, that, then, is an unassailable business arrangement that does away with the phase of the situation to the satisfaction of all concerned. But there is another phase that impresses me as being not entirely unimportant. Should not the telephone company •which is coming in to grow fat on the town’s patronage, pay the taxpayers something for the right to further de tract from the beauty of the town by placing unsightly poles and danger ous wires along its highways? I believe it should, and I believe it would. If Frostburg will exact from the telephone company a fair and reasonable price for the franchise it asks, the town will have money enough in its treasury to remove mountains of dirty and disease-spreading snow from its streets. Sincerely, C. B. Ryan. Mr. Ryan’s position is well taken, but in fairness to the Avilton Mutual Telephone Co., The Spirit will state that the said company has not asked for a free franchise, but is waiting to hear on what terms our town author ities are willing to let the new con cern enter the town. It is taken for granted that .the tele phone company is willing to pay for the franchise it seeks to obtain, and in the matter of offering terms, our Mayor and Town Council should be careful to exercise good judgement, which means to neither give a free franchise nor to ask an exhorbitant or prohibitive price. Then, too, proper specifications should also be given and adhered to in the matter of con structing the line and keeping it in repair. F. H. Robison, of New York City. At the Frostburg Opera House, Sun day, Feb. Ist, 7:30 P. M Advt. Is Glad Frostburg Has a Newspaper. Rev. Harry S. Ecker, who formerly resided in Frostburg, but is now a resident of Reading, Pa., has The Spirit’s thanks for a check for $1.50 to apply on subscription. In the letter accompanying his remittance, he says: “I am glad that Frostburg has a newspaper, and trust that you will find pleasure and profit in publishing it. We who have spent many years in Frostburg and know most of the people, are desirous of keeping in touch with our old home, and we wel come personal news and reports of public doings.” Seats Free, No Collection. F. H. Robison, Foreign Secretary of the I. B. S. A., will lecture in the Frostburg Opera House, Sunday, Feb. Ist, 7:30 P. M., on “Opening of the Prison.” All are invited. —Advt. FROSTBURG, MD., THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 1914 TRAVELER-UNGUIST-LECTURER. F. H. Robison, Foreign Secretary of the Interna tional Bible Students’ Association, to Speak on “Opening of the Prison,” in the Frostburg Opera House, Sunday, Feb. Ist. In the Frostburg Opera House, Sunday, Feb. Ist, at 7r30 p. .m., Prof. F. H. Robison, who has recently completed a tour of the world, will deliver a public lecture on “Opening of the Prison.” Mr. Robison has spent much of his time in extensive travel in all parts of the world, studing religious and social conditions, and is said to be an accomplished linguist, having nearly a dozen languages at command. ~ His extensive travel, wide experience and education, together with his many years spent in biblical research, have well fitted him for the position he now occupies in the religious world, with in fluence felt in both hemispheres. JpAiSB ■ -m, mm ■ Sr wr f ’'fire F. H. ROBISON, Traveler-Linguist-Lbcturer. He has carefully studied the Scriptures in the original Greek and Hebrew, and has brought to light many important points concerning the original mean ing of different passages. These various shades of meaning often modify to a considerable extent the views generally held on doctrinal teachings. It is expected that Sunday’s lecture will reveal many things not usually under stood, and a great crowd will no doubt turn out to'hear him. Since his personal investigation of the Great Pyramid in Egypt, he has called attention to several remarkable features in which the pyramid testi monies corroborate the teachings of the Bible. All are.cordially invited to be present; admission wili be free to all, and no collection taken. EXPLAINED SECRET OF LONGEVITY. Pastor Barton Delivers Powerful Sermon in Frost burg Opera House —Says Resurrection Day is 1000 Years Long. There was nothing slow about Pas tor Benj. H. Barton’s lecture last Sun day in the Frostburg Opera House. He held his audience entranced while he carefully opened up the Scriptures on the subject: “Victory O’er the Grave.” He appealed only to the Bible for support, and his points were well backed by the Scriptures. We give the following report of his ser mon for those of our readers who may be interested, but the statements made in the report are the speaker’s and not our own: Life On The Ebb. We have reached the position which we now occupy by means of the many victories we have won along the path way of our experiences. All mankind has advanced by overcoming difficul ties, and each victory prepares the way for the succeeding one. Among our many achievements, however, there is one great and sad thing lack ing—we have failed to gain any vic tory o’er the grave. Man’s greatest enemy is death. In stead of man conquering death, death has been conquering man. Man once had perfect life, and no such thing as death existed. When man disobeyed, he became amenable to the death penalty, and since then death has gradually been gaining the ascen dancy. Before the flood the average man lived about 700 years before he became the complete victim of death; immediately after the flood the aver age fell down to 120 years, whereas now the average length of life is little above 30 years. Even the proverbial “three score and ten” years is already a thing of the past. If something is not done soon, what may we expect for our race in the course of a few centuries? Thank God, the Bible points out a relief,- and assures that it will come before it is too late. Ottr Only Hope. Like so many tributaries flowing in to one great river to swell its volume and ultimately to be merged into the great gulf below, so, century after century, have the lives of men flowed into the one great river, of death, which terminates in .the gulf or tomb. There was no nope of deliverance un til Jesus came and voluntarily “pour ed out His soul unto death”; He also went down this great river of death into the gulf or grave. For three days all seemed lost; but on the third day, God raised Him from the tomb. He was the first one to gain victory o’er the grave. Since Jesus paid Adam’s penalty, Adam and his race are legally free, and in God’s appointed time they will all be set free, and given an individ- ■ ual trial in the Judgment Day to prove - ' whether they are worthy of eternal . life or death. It was Jesus who open : ed the way from death unto life, and > eventually “All that are in their graves : shall hear His voice and come forth.” : —Jno. 5:28. Thousand Year Resurrection. : We are not to suppose that all will - be resurrected at once. The Resur r rection Day shown in the Scriptures ; is a thousand-year day. The resur > rection from the grave will be a grad ual process, according to the Apostle Paul. “The dead in Christ shall rise i first, then we which are alive and re ■ main,” etc., “All shall be made alive, - but every man in his own order.” We see that there will be order in theres • urrection. “Many that are first shall : be last, and the last shall be first.” ; “Blessed and holy is he that hath , part in the first resurrection: on such - the second death hath no power (they - will be made death-proof), but they shall be priests of God and Christ, and ■ shall reign with Him a thousand i years.”—Rev. 20:6. This is easily : seen to refer to the church, elsewhere > called “the church of the first-born, , whose names are written in heaven.” i The church will be highly exalted and s will sit with Christ in His throne to - assist in judging the world, and even : the angels. : Then will come the second resur ; rection including first a great com • pany of good Christian people called ; in the Bible “the great multitude.” : These were not so faithful to the l Master as were the memllfers of the _ “Little Flock.” These will not sit, i in Christ’s throne, but will be permit t ted to “serve day and night” before • the throne. They will not wear : crowns of glory, but will be permitted to carry palms of victory. . The second resurrection pictured in the Scriptures applies also to the - world of mankind. Theirs will not be : to a heavenly glory as in the case of : the church, but to an earthly glory. • St. Paul calls attention to this terres -1 trial glory in 1 Cor. 15:40—“The glory , of the celestial is one, and the glory . of the terrestrial is another.” Chief among those in Paradise, or - earth restored to perfection as it was ) in the Garden of Eden, will be those i who were faithful to God before the i Gospel Age. These ancient worthies , will assist in raising the rest of the ; world up to perfection. Death will r gradually vanish. “Christ shall reign till He hath put all enemies under His , feet. The last enemy that shall be , destroyed is death.” All the wicked 1 will finally be destroyed, and the uni - verse will thus be purified. This is victory indeed, this is climacteric, this is glorious! “Eives again our glorious King; Where, O Death, is now thy sting? ' Once He died our souls to save, Where’s thy victory boasting grave?” GOOD SHOOTING. Lots of Fun at Stahl’s Shooting Gallery—Fisher and Liven good Win Prizes. The shooting gallery opened last week in the Dillon building, next door to the St. Cloud Hotel, by Harvey Stahl, is furnishing lots of sport for the marksmen of this town and vicin ity. The two prizes offered during the first week for the best scores made during the week, were captured by Henry Fisher and P. E. Eivengood. The prizes were two turkeys, one weighing 40 pounds when purchased, and the other about 18. The larger bird was won by Henry Fisher, who had a score of 29 out of a possible 30, while the other bird went to Eiven good, who had two targets to his credit that scored 28 each out of a possible 30. He also had a27 to his credit that outclassed all other contestants ex cept Fisher. Next week we expect to have some higher scores to report, as there are many good marksmen in this town who have not yet tried their skill. Nevertheless, scores of 28 and 29 are not easy ones to beat, especially 29. MOVING PICTURE SHOW. Fine Special Features aud Special Singing for Benefit of Ladies’ Auxiliary Board. On the evening of Feb. 12th a mov ing picture show with fine special fea tures and special singing by the Rev. P. G. Saffran will be given in the Frostburg Opera House for the bene fit of the Eadies Auxiliary Board of the Miners’ Hospital. This show will deserve a large pat ronage on its merits, and doubly a large patronage because it has been arranged for the purpose of aiding in a most worthy charitable cause. The pictures will be fine, and so will the singing. All who have heard the Rev. Mr. Saffran sing pronounce him a very fine vocalist. Be sure to at tend. HIRES MAN TO KILL RABBITS. Uuusual Procedure By Louacouiug Man To Save His Fruit Trees. For the first time in the history of this county a man has been hired by a farmer to kill rabbits every day in the year. That is what Joseph Goodman, a well to do fruit grower of Garrett county, living near Lonaconing, has been forced to do to save his trees. The man that will kill rabbits 365 days in the year is Charlie Green. Goodman planted a thousand peach trees one night, and the next day the rabbits had eaten them clear to the stumps. He decided to take drastic measures. Rabbits are so plentiful on his place that they drive off the dogs Oakland Republican. All Welcome. F. H. Robison, of New York, at the Frostburg Opera House, Sunday, Feb. Ist, 7:30 P. M. You han’t afford not to hear him. —Advt. He Kicked Too Soott. This letter is an exact copy of a letter actually received by a plumb ing manufacturer in due course of business: “San Eesandro, 6 June, Mister Lea cer, Pali House, San Francisco. Dere friend, i got the valve witch i by from you alrite but why for gods sake doan you sen me no handle, i loose to me my customer shure thing, you don treet me rite is my money not so good as the other feller, i wate 10 daze and my customer he holler for water like hell by the valve you know he is hot summer now and the wind she blow, the valve she got no handle so what the hell I goan do. you don’t send me the handle pretty quick i sen her back and i goan order some valve from Krain Companoo. goodbye, your fren. Antonio Schi,anai DoTra. Since i rite thees letter i fine the dam handle in the bocks excuse me.” A Ludicrous Explanation. A clergyman, anxious to introduce some new hymn-books, directed the clerk to give out a notice in church in regard to them, immediately after the sermon. The clerk, however, had a notice of his own to give with reference to the baptism of infants. Accord ingly, at the close of the sermon, he announced: “All those who have children they wish baptised, please send in their names at once.” The clergyman, who was somewhat deaf, supposing that the clerk was giving out the hymn-book notice, im mediately arose and said: “And I want to say for the benefit of those who havn’t any, that they may be ob tained from me any day between three and four o’clock; ordinary little ones at fifteen cents, the special ones with red backs at twenty-five cents each.” Don’t Be a Sponger. Subscribe for The Spirit instead of borrowing your neighbor’s copy. tf. Baltimore’s Big Celebration. Great Preparations Being Made for One of the Finest Celebra tions Ever Planned. The National Star Spangled Ban ner Centennial Celebration is being developed on larger lines than first planned. The events in Baltimore are going to be the finest the city has known, including a $20,000 illumina tion, a $25,000 military parade, a not able regatta and a pageant which is described as being on a scope hereto fore unattempted in America. The week from September 6th until the 13th will be crowded with big things. The new plan also calls for the exten sion of the celebration to all the points touched by the history of the national anthem. This will mean Washington and old Georgetown in the District of Columbia, and the fol lowing places in Maryland: Havre de Grace; Fredericktown, Cecil county; Georgetown and Caulk’s Field, Kent county; St. Michaels; St. Leonard’s; : Upper Marlboro and Hill’s Bridge; Annapolis; Bladensburg, were Barney ; made his notable defense; the birth place of Key near Key Mar, Carroll county; the original burial place of Key at Frederick City, Frederick county; the British landing place at Fort Howard, Baltimore county; and the battlefield at North Point, where the last battle on American soil was fought which led to the treaty of peace, and where the cornerstone of a monument was laid seventy-five years ago upon an acre of ground donated to the state by Dr. Jacob Houck. The keen interest in the celebration con tinues to grow. President Wilson and former Presidents Taft and Roose velt expect to be present, and there will be a brilliant assemblage of the notables of the country. Spicial pro visions are being made to take care of the people of Maryland, and most of the counties will have special repre sentations. Traveler Linguist Lecturer. E. H. Robison, of New York, who recently returned from a tour of the world, will lecture in the Frostburg Opera House, Sunday, Feb. Ist, 7:30 P. M. You can not afford to miss it. Come and bring your friends Advt. ' -Hr f - BASEBALL. A Frostburg Fan Gives Out Some Information Concerning the Coming Season’s Games. “As we worry along in the fierce game of life, It is hard to keep up with the pace; With three men on bases we sometimes strike out, And often get caught at first base. “There’s a spot in the diamond in front of all eyes, Where each man must stand soon or late, And the stunt that means failure or glory to all Is to put the ball over the plate. “In business life, or society’s whirl, In politics, friendship or school, The grandstand is watching, the bleachers are full, And the game must be put-up by rule. “It’s skiddoo for the pitcher whose muscle is stale, Whose curves come too soon or too late; If you want any mercy from umpire or crowd, You mustputthe ball over the plate. “How crowded they sit on the down and out bunch, The players who failed in the strife, Who sent their opponents to bases on balls, And the captain retired them for life. “Your eyes must be keen, and your muscle in trim, Your heart must be steeled against fate, For there’s no room for fear in the heart of the man Who can put the ball over the plate. “No matter how earnest and proud you may be, How eager and high is your aim, You must not miss the mark in the battle of life, Or there’s no place for you in the game. “There’s no talking back to the umpire in scorn, “There’s no use bemoaning your fate, There’s no pennant for pikers—it’s all for the man Who can put the ball over the plate. ’ ’ There is little or nothing doner in the baseball line, as yet, for the com ing season. It was said that the Park Association would hold a meeting on the evening of the 15th inst., to settle up last season’s business and formu late some plan for the coming season, but as yet there has been nothing done. Possibly the very inclement weather has for the time knocked the baseball plans out. However, the members of the club are going to get together, and to that end there will be a meeting of the members of the club in the parlor of the St. Cloud Hotel 100000000000000000000000000 > Successor to > The Frostburg Mining Journal | Established 1871 100000000000000000000000000 WHOLE NUMBER 2,189 on Friday evening, January 30th, at eight o’clock, to discuss plans for the formation of a baseball league for next season. The committee having this matter in hand will in the meantime write to the different managers throughout this and adjoining counties, and will by that time know just what can be done in the matter. The Frostburg club is for the league, believing it to be the very best way to get the interest in base ball aroused. To this end they will use every honest endeavor to have a league of four or six cluSs in the organization, and each club to play two or three games a week, the season to begin May Ist and close October Ist. The personnel of the Frostburg team is about as last season and looks like a pretty formidable organization. It will be as follows: Ryan, Gunter and Rarick, catchers; Allen, Jenkins and Jackson, pitchers; “Jim” Jenkins first base, Salb second base, Hunter third base, Price shortstop, and Brophy, Preston, Matise and Hoban in the outfield. This looks like a pretty strongteam, and was strong enough to win the pennant last season. It should be better the coming season. Unless they slip a cog they should be very near the top from flagfall to finish. However, the old town on the pike will be there at the very first call of the umpire to play ball. Kbno. All Are Invited. Prof. F. H. Robison, of slew York, Eoreign Secretary of the I. B. S. A., will lecture in the Frostburg Opera House, Sunday, Feb. Ist, 7:30 P. M Advertisement. Some Interesting Contributions. The Spirit this week publishes some interesting contributions from sever al different persons, and we wish to state that contributions from our readers are always welcome, so long as they are not of a personal nature. Our readers are welcome to space in our columns whenever we have it to spare, so long as they write on topics of public interest and have their articles free from malice and offensive personalities, etc. However, we want it understood first, last and'all the time that the editor is not responsible for the opinions expressed bv contrib utors to this paper, and the publica tion of an article does not indicate that the editor’s opinion is in accord with that of the contributor. E. N. Michael Suffering With Bad ly Scalded Hand. Our genial friend E. N. Michael, well known and well liked by about everybody, is suffering with a badly scalded hand, on account of which he has not been able to do any work for the past few days. He accidentally scalded the afflicted member on the 20th of this month, and while the scald was deep and very painful, he never theless kept right on his job as man ager of the Frostburg Produce Com pany. Some days ago, however, blood poison threatened to set in, and it became necessary for Mr. Michael to quit work and give his hand the very closest attention under the direc tipn of his physician, Dr. J. C. Cobey. The Spirit is glad to report that the danger of blood poison now seems to be averted, and Mr. Michael hopes to resume his routine duties within a few days. Why Some Merchants Are Losing Trade. I next went to Taylorsville, a beauti ful little city of 7,000 population, the county seat of Christian county. Sur rounded by one of the most fertile farm ing sections of the state it is also an important mining center and should be a profitable location for retail mer chants instead of a market for the large stores of Decatur, Springfield and St.- Eouis, as well as a dumping ground of the mail order houses. When I visited freight stations with a mer chant I found more goods consigned to consmers than there were shipments consigned to merchants. I was not at all surprised to find that the mer chants of Taylorsville were not adver tisers in their local papers.—O. A. Charles in the Drygoodsman. Free Bible Lecture. At the Frostburg Opera House, Sun day, Feb. Ist, 7:30 P. M.—Advt. As to Lawyers. Champ Clark tells of a Missouri lawyer named Strange who became .ill and feared he was about to die. Calling his wife to him, Eawyer Strange said: “Nowj my dear, when I die, I would like you to put a little headstone at my grave and on it simply say, ‘Here lies an honest lawyer.” The wife expressed surprise that her husband did not wish his name on the stone. “That will not be' necessary,” he said. “Everyone who passes and sees the inscription will at once say, ‘That’s Strange.’ ” Frostburg Opera House. Don’t fail to be there Sunday, Feb. Ist, 7:30 P. M.^Advt. Subscribe for The Spirit.