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The Leading 8 ; Weekly Newspaper of Allegany 8 County, Maryland 8 000000000000000000000000000 FORTY-THIRD YEAR. >. ■ AVIiPLK M’MBER 2,11)2 GREATEST JUNIOR ORDER EVENT IN THE HISTORY OF FHOSTBURG Mountain City Council No. 11, Jr. 0. U. A. M., Adds 120 More Men to its Enthusiastic Member ship. THE EVENT FITTINGLY CELEBRATED BY SPEECHES AND A VERY ATTRACTIVE PARADE. THE EMBLEMS OF THE ORDER. East Thursday was truly “Junior Order Day” in “Old Frostburg on the Pike,” and the occasion will long be remembered by the many people inter ested and instrumental in adding to Mountain City Council, No. 11, 120 new members. K&T .*££:-"% n Ife;.;.: ■ A H ‘ ■ |fl H m I. • 1 WIEEIAM F. MAEIN, S*ato Coppc.ilpr, .Wb<>,.V<s : Afnii-MJ tain City Council on Jan. 1914. H Some time ago said council offeree! prizes to the members who would secure the most new members within a stated period, and immediately there was a great effort put forth by a number of contestants. The result was the "enrollment of the number ■above stated, and the applicants were all initiated into the mysteries of the order last Thursday evening, Wm. Hanna, Past Councilor, presiding over the ceremonies. The committee in charge of the class was composed of Wm. Hanna, J. W. Timmons, T. G. Jeffries, John W. Devore and H. F. Cook. HENRY o uwETTNER, State Warden and President of Jr. O. U. A. M. Park Association. A very interesting and spectacular parade preceded the initiation, which was witnessed by many and compli mented on all sides. It was made up as follows: Frostburg City Band; Degree Team of Queen City Council, No. 49, of Cumberland; Uniform Rank of Mountain City Council, No. 11, of Frostburg; Uniform Rank of Queen City Council, No. 49, of Cumberland; the 120 candidates for initiation; mem bers of Mountain City Council, No. 11, JOHN W. DEVORE, JR., Past Councilor and First Prize Winner in Membership Centest. under command of Past Councillor Solomon Brode and Bailiff J. H. Grose. The line of march was made to the THE FROSTBURG SPIRIT Postoffice and back to the Frostburgl Opera House, where the following I program was rendered: i Remarks by Chairman; prayer by I Prof. R. F. Chanfey; degree work by I Queen City Council, Nq. 49; addresses I the principles of the order, by | Prof A. F. Smith; presentation of prizes to the winners in the initiation contest, as follows: Ist prize, $15.00 in gold, to John W. Devore, Jr.; 2nd prize, solid gold button, to T. S. Preston; 3rd prize, solid gold button, to Wm. Hanna; 4th prize, a beautiful knife, to David W. Griffith. Mountain City Council, No. 11, was instituted Oct. Ist, 1888, in Stanton’s Hall, with 29 charter members com posed of young men between the ages of 18 and 25 years. Of the 29 charter members, the following are still mem bers of the council: John Stoddart, the father of the council; George W. Stevens, Ulysses Hanna, D. W. Kal baugh, George,- William and John Eisel, and John S. Crow. The present membership of the council numbers 475, and it is conced ed that Mountain City Council, No. 11, is one of the strongest and most active councils in Maryland. It has to its credit the honor of placing the first .American flag on a school building in this state, present ing the same to Beall High School, this city, in 1892. The idea of holding annual reunions of the order in this county was origi nated by a member of this council, and later adopted and placed before the other councils, which approved the plan, and on October 15th, 1898, an association was formed with Peter McFarland as temporary chairman, U. Hanna as permanent chairman, and Hon. Thos. Fisher, of Eonaconing, as permanent secretary. The first re union and picnic was held in Frost burg, July 4, 1899, and proved a great success. Since that date, reunions have been held in different towns throughout the iweam .-colshNßp ? HBE! • iff! ' D. W. KAIyBAUGH, Charter Member. county each year, and they have , helped much to increase the member ship of the order in all towns in this county, which now numbers almost ; 3,L00. '* • *|| # • i e T♦ I * *** I : ! *f* ’ * Y ‘ \ l, t "" c c :< K \ t - v K % YY * ''' '.* ; Y •*“’ ’ f Y '• 1 H . ■ ■ '■] ■, ■ . ■ ■ . ■ . ■ . ■ ! ■ ■, ■ . ■. ■ ■ ■ i’eysses rajc Past Councilor and Charter Member. yllQl TIIt'MAS H. MORGAN, JOHN STODDART, Past Councilor, Who Delivered the Address Founder of the O rder in Frostburg. on the Principles of the Order. The year 1913 has been the banner year for Mountain City Council, No. 11. The increase in membership dur ing the past } T ear was the largest in the council’s histor}% and ths receipts for 1913 were also the largest, amount ing to $4,030. The amount paid out for sick bene fits, nurse hire and other running ex penses, amounted to $3,300, leaving a balance in the council’s treasury of $730. The present worth of the council in cash and real estate- is $6,000. The officers of the council at the present time are as follows: Councilor, Henry Lehr; Vice Councilor, Alfred Right; Recording Secretary, John W. Timmons; Assistant Recording Secre tary, Thos. G. Jeffries; Finance Secretary, H. M. Skidmore; Treasurer, Wm. Hanna; Warden, Albert Capel; Conductor, Chas. Stark; Inside Sen tinel, Andrew Neilson; Junior Past Councilor, Clarence Cook; Chaplain, T. S. Preston; Representative, J. B. L,ewis; Alternate, T. S. Preston; Trus tees, John W. Devore, Solomon Brode and Thomas G. Jeffries. Seats Free, No Collection. “Earth’s Greatest Reformation Soon to be Inaugurated.” Don’t fail to hear this interesting lecture in the Frostburg Opera House, Sunday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p. m. Seats free. No collec tion.—Advt. Likes to Buy at Charley Stewart’s Store. C. G. Gorsuch, the Mayor of Borden Shaft, was in town last Saturday. When approached by a representative of The Spirit and asked to tell what he knew, Mr. Gorsuch replied: “Well, I know that The Spirit is a very in teresting newspaper, and I’m glad I subscribed,” or words to that effect. Then he handed The Spirit man $1.50 to pay his subscription for a year, and remarked further, byway of con clusion, that he likes to come to Frost burg to buy at Charley Stewart’s store, where, he said, he has been dealing for years, and getting big value for his money. Fraak Coaloa Dead. Frank Conlon, of this place, died Sunday morning in the Miners’ Hos pital. . He was 56 years old and is survived by his wife and one son, Michael Conlon; a stepdaughter, Mrs. . Oscar Blake, also survives. Mr. Con lon was a member of division No. 7, A. O. H. The obsequies were held Tuesday morning at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Interment was in | the Catholic cemetery. I | Free Bible Lecture. At the Frostburg Opera House, Sunday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p. m. —Advt. 1-2 Mrs. Johns Has Improved Her Ice Cream Plant. The ice cream factory on East Union street, owned and operated by Mrs. Mary Johns, has been equipped with a two-horse power electric motor, which has very much enhanced the manufacturing' power and capacity of the plant. The machine will accomplish in ten minutes at any time the manufacture of ten gallons of ice cream, mean while crushing a 200-pound boulder of ice, a result enabling the plant to furnish an order of maximum dimen sions in a minimum time. Improvement of the factosy building is also in progress —improvement look ing especially to sanitary conditions that will challenge the most searching inspection. And, to make assurance doubly sure, in meeting, popular satisfaction, she will soon afford the public, including the health authorities, a demonstra tion of her methods and facilities for making and supplying, in both quan tity and quality the ice cream which she is building a._good business repu tation on. A Rare Treat in Store for All. Noted athlete to lecture in Frost burg Opera House, next Sunday, 7:30 ! p. m.—Advt. l-J “EARTH’S GREATEST REFORMATION SOON TO BE INAUGURATED.” The Noted Athlete, H. C. Rockwell, of New York, Will Speak on Above Subject in Frostburg Opera House, Next Sunday Evening. ft ■■ } 4 + H. C. Rockwell, The Noted Athlete. | The I. B. S. A. has arranged for I another free public lecture next Sun- I day. The speaker, H. C. Rockwell, of I New York City, who has won wide I distinction lifting horses and heavy I dumbbells, is now devoting his energy I with no less telling force to the heavy I questions of the Bible. Since becom- I ing interested in the Bible a few years l,ago, and in harmony with his disposi ■tion to surmount the insurmountable, ■has wrestled with the formerly unsolv ■ed questions of Christendom, and has ■startling revelations to make on some ■of them. He never charges for his I services, not even taking up a collec- I tion. His pictures have appeared in I some of the leading physical culture I magazines of this country,'his fine I physique and powerful personality I make him a striking figure on the I platform. | He is of medium height, and al though he has been out of actual train ing for sornb time, he is still a power ful man with a forty-five-inch chest and sixteen-inch beceps. He is also a Bible scholar of wide renown, and since becoming interest ed in the Word of God, he has spent considerable time in research and in lecturing throughout the country. Many are showing great enthusiasm over his statements. Next Sunday at FRANCIS SCOTT KEY, The Man Who Wrote the “Star Spangled Banner,” Our Great National Anthem, During the Bombardment of Fort McHenry, Septeihber 12, 1814. Sv- •' • ÜbJmi!,. , • v * Bkv■ - \ } . Baltimore will hold an elaborate Centennial Celebration in honor thereof, r full of events absorbingly interesting and entertaining to you and your _ friends. It will be the greatest national affair in the calendar of 1914. r Arrange your summer vacation to take it in, September 6 to 13. t Noted Athlete to Capture Our Town on Sunday. H. C. Rockwell will deliver his famous lecture on “Earth’s Greatest Reformation Soon to be Inaugurated,” in the Frostburg Opera House, next Sunday night. You can’t afford to miss it. Come and bring your friends. 2 —Advt. JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO | Successor to > The Frostburg Mining Journal | Established 1871 10000000000000000000000000 7:30 p. m., in the Frostburg Opera House, he will deliver his famous lec ture, “Earth’s Greatest Reformation, Soon to be Inaugurated.” He says, “The Bible contains more good news to the square inch than any other book in the world. No wonder my audiences are so large. But should I cease to give the straightforward Bible but the Bible, and instead supply my own thoughts and theories, as some have made the mis take of doing, I believe my audiences would soon be as slim as most of theirs. People have ceased doting on person al fancies, and are demanding the truth. No person should be Content to rest with only his own opinion on Bible subjects. True, we all have a right to our own opinions, and it is on account of so many exercising this right that we have so many queer and contradictory opinions to-day. If we would lay aside all pre-conceived ideas and accept the Bible testimony on this subject, as well as on all subjects, we would soon learn the truth.” It is said that Mr. Rockwell quotes Bible verses with much more energy than he ever used in swinging Indian clubs, and he promises to show from the Bible how every one will have an opportunity to gain victory over the grave in the fullest sense of the word. A Subject of Vital Interest to Alt, “Earth’s Greatest Reformation Soon to be Inaugurated,” will be discussed by the world-famous athlete, H. C. Rockwell, of New York, in the Frost burg Opera House, next Sunday, 7:30 p. m. All are invited. Seats free. No collection.—Advt.