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| The Leading | Weekly Newspaper of Allegany County, Maryland .oooooooooooooooooooooooooc FORTY-THIRD YEAR. NO. 25 HOW FROSTBURG WAS SIZED UP BY A VISITING CLERGYMAN Pronounced One of the Unique Fields in the World by Rev. S. G. Buckner, of Somerset, Pa. A Relative of Champ Clark Visits Frostburg and Publishes His Impressions of the Place. The Somerset Standard last week published an article from the pen of the Rev. S. G. Buckner, which The Spirit takes pleasure in reproducing, as the article is a size-up of our town made by a prominent clergyman in Somerset, Pa., a man who is a rela tive of Hon. Champ Clark, whom the Democrats should have nominated for President of the United States instead of nominating “Grandmother” Wil son. We take pleasure in repro ducing the entire article, together with the Somerset paper’s intro ductory remarks, and commenting separately on each paragraph as seems to be in order. The Standard’s Introductory. The Rev. S. G. Buckner, pastor of the Somerset Christian Church, re cently visited the George’s Creek Coal fields, of which Frostburg, Md., is the center. He was the guest of Mr. W. P. Young, Inspecting Chemist for the Consolidation Coal Company. Since Somerset County is rapidly be coming an important coal field, and is therefore interested in the economic and social conditions which accompany this development, Mr. Buckner has kindly furnished the Standard with some of the observa tions he made on that trip, which are as follows: Buckner’s Paragraph No. 1. “Frostburg is one of the most unique fields in the world. It is prosperous. It does not look like a mining town, and yet it is just this. The bankers and merchants and city officials are ex-miners. Most of the miners own their own homes, and good ones; a large per cent, of them have bank accounts, and large ones. Several miners told the writer that they were worth from SIO,OOO to $20,000 and got it digging coal. The Consolidation Coal Company does not own the homes the miners live in, and therefore, being prosperous, they have purchased homes for them selves, and are permanent citizens. For the most part, they do not float about from one place to another, but their fathers before them were miners at these same mines. So valuable 'is a job at George’s Creek that if a miner dies his widow in herits his “turn” and it is sold to an applicant for about $lO- (l ° per month, sometimes, whif- tjfca,, widow so long vw-W*ceps tvffc joijf COMMENT: There is a S ot vdfc Ail of truth in the statements mac m paragraph No. 1. It is true llaa Frostburg is unique, prosperous and does not l-'- 1 - llKe a mining town. HoAver, the bankers here that were once miners are few and far between. Some of the merchants and city officials were once miners, but not nearly all of them. A great many of the miners own their own homes, and a great many do not. A great many of them have bank accounts and a great many do not. Not many of them have very large bank accounts, unless the money was inherited or most of it made outside of the mines. Evidently “several miners” were “stringing” the Somerset parson when they told him they were worth from SIO,OOO to $20,000 made at digging coal. There are doubtless ex-miners here worth that amount of money, but if there are, it is a safe bet that it was not all made in the mines. However, the founda tions of some of Frostburg’s largest fortunes were doubtless laid by money earned in the mines by frugal and economical miners, men who took care to spend less than they earned, placed their money on inter est or invested it wisely where it would bring in good returns. It is true that many George’s Creek miners never floated around much, perhaps not as much as they should have done, while on the other hand a great many of them have floated around a great deal. We are informed by those in a position to know, that it is true that turns are sometimes bought, which may or may not be good policy on the part of the buyers. Buckner’s Paragraph No. 2. “There is little or no discontent among the miners, because they are prosperous. You could not work up a strike among them. And they are educated, too. Down in the mine we shook hands with one horny handed son of toil, who is a Prince ton graduate.” COMMENT: There are some very erroneous statements in tire parson’s second paragraph. We are in a position to know that there is a great deal of discontent among the miners of this region, just as there is everywhere, although we believe there is less discontent among the George’s Creek miners than among the miners of most regions. But let no one think that a strike couldn’t be gotten up among them. The writer has worked enough around mines in his time to know that miners can be induced to strike on very short notice, almost any old time, anywhere, whether it is good policy or not, and in most cases it is not. It all depends on the ability and persistence of the agitators, who are often impostors and labor graft ers. of the most detestable stamp, more eager to impose upon labor than to help it, striving principally for their own personal gain. Of course, this is not always the case, but labor has ever suffered more from grafters and traitors within its own ranks than from oppressors without, and the oppression among employers is often plainly and pain fully evident at that, in mining circles as well as in other lines. We believe, however, that the miners get as square a deal in the George’s Creek region as anywhere on earth. Anyway, one gratifying THE FROSTBURG SPIRIT : thing about this region is that the E pernicious “pluck-me store” system ; does not obtain here, but on the , contrary the miner is paid his i wages in money and can buy his i merchandise where he pleases, as - should be the case everywhere. ! Buckner’s Paragraph No. 3. “The thousands of Consolidation Company miners at this place are mostly American born; of German, ’ Irish, Welch, Scotch, extraction, and when one sees them at night dressed ' up on the streets they are a fine ; looking lot of men.” COMMENT: Right you are, Mr. Preacher. Some of them would even pass for preachers, and many : of them are quite well educated. Buckner’s Paragraph No. 4. | “The men told me that they have ; not lost more than six days in the iast year, and that was because of breakdown or want of cars. The annual income of the common miner in this region is SIOOO.OO, and many of them much more. The miners say that every consideration is given for their safety, and on the whole they are spirited fellows, and think themselves to be as good as anybody else on the earth. And they are. The fine bank buildings and stores, and residences, are for the most part a testimonial to their thrift and intelligence and high grade mining life.” COMMENT: Some few miners in this region may make as much as SI,OOO in a year, but it is far from Deing the truth that many of them make much more. They could, of course, if they could get all the cars they could load, but we are told by many of them that the mines are overcrowded and that the annual net income of the average George’s Creek miner runs from SSOO to S7OO per year, and the cost of living here is very high. But even at that, the miner thinks he is as good as anybody else on earth, and we agree with the Somer set preacher that he is right in that opinion. The fact is, the laboring man is the bone and sinew of this great nation, but the laboring man is not confined to the ranks of the miners alone. The laboring class includes all who do their share of ‘V- -J*ronld> wcdk, .ivhel.liA niivcicui or menta,, and snier -- legitimate -.v<aks of lite. Even preachers are in many cases hard wurners, but very few of them ' would be content with the lot or in come of the average coal miner. Buckner’s Paragraph No. 5. “As to the moral condition of this mining community,, it is also away above the average. However, they do have 43 saloons; and what nasty little holes they are. Some of them are run by ex-convicts. Anybody who has $7 5.00 can get a license. They run till very late at night. The writer, however, in talking with one of the saloon-keepers, asked him what the sentiment of the com munity was with reference to the saloon. He did not know that the writer was a minister, and he an swered very frankly ‘if the people ever get a chance at it we are ‘goners’.” COMMENT: The moral condition of this mining community is not above the average. We would that this were true, but it is not. How ! ever, we consider the morals of the community as good as the average town. We know of some towns that ! are far above Frostburg morally, and some that are far below it. We can ’ truly say that Somerset, with its " pernicious liquor license trust, rascally Bull Moose politicians, etc., ’ is not one of the towns that ranks 1 morally above Frostburg, even if ’ there are 43 or more saloons here. How many of our saloons are run ! by ex-convicts, we do not know, but we do know that some of them are i run on a very degraded plan and t under a license system that is one of i the lowest, rottenest and dirtiest to i be found anywhere. The saloon system here is too rotten and the liquor laws too laxly observed to t last many years, in our opinion. The a people will get a “chance at it” be “ fore many years, not only here, but ■ a in every State, and the traffic is “ bound to be a “goner” all over the nation, unless all signs fail. This is even predicted by many of the great brewers and distillers of the coun try, and when they begin to view the situation in that light, it is not strange that nine-tenths of all the editors in the United States view the situation the same way, even though comparitively few of the editors are total abstainers. Buckner’s Paragraph No. 6. “They have Sunday baseball, and many of the good citizens will de fend it openly. We think the reason for it is, that the community is so largely Catholic, and the priests make no protest, and in fact some of them defend it, sometimes in heated discussions with protestants. It especially is repulsive to the better people when quarrels start and make the Lord’s Day hideous.” COMMENT: The principal statements in paragraph No. 5 are mere yawp, and very far from the truth. This “Lord’s Day” business makes us tired. All days are Lord’s days and people’s days. Man was not made for the Sabbath, but the Sabbath was made i&x man. On what really .Sabbath desecration there is a wide difference of opinion. By reading the Bible you will learn that even Jesus Christ was accused by devout believers in the Scriptures of being a Sabbath desecrator. But the accusation did not make him such. It is very unfair to hold the Catholics of Frostburg responsible FROSTBURG, MD., THURSDAY, JULY 23, 1914 for Sunday beseball as it is played here. The fact is, Frostburg has but one Catholic congregation and one Catholic priest. The Rev. Mr. i Buckner’s article would create the impression that this town is almost solidly Catholic, and that the town is overrun by Catholic priests. Nothing could be farther from the truth, and the Somerset parson who has sized up onr town in public print evidently didn’t seek far for facts on the church statistics and baseball matters of this community, or he would have come nearer mak ing a true statement concerning those matters. While the Catholic church is pretty strong in Frostburg, the town has a dozen Protestant congregations, a Jewish congrega tion and several other religious cults. There are also many people here who belong to no church, but lean toward Protestantism, and the anti-Catholic population is in the majority by 3 or 4 to one. The patrons and defenders of Sun day baseball are about in the same proportion. So why lay practically all the blame on the Catholics for the Sunday ball games? It isn’t fair to do so, and this statement is made in all sincerity by the non-Catholic editor of this paper. Besides, we have a Protestant Ministerial As sociation here, and a strong federa tion of Protestant societies and anti- Catholic orders. What are they doing to stop this Sunday baseball that is charged up to the Catholics by this visiting Protestant clergy man? There is a law against Sun day baseball. Why don’t they stop it? Are they moral cowards, or what is wrong with them? Why don’t they stop the brutal cock fights, live pigeon shoots and other unlawful and demoralizing sports that are common in the George’s Creek region, and why don’t the Catholic priests and all the rest of us help them to do it? Yes, why don’t they stop these brutal, low orow sports that are a sin, a shame 1 and a law-violation on any day? Such brutality is permitted because none of' us are as resentful against flagrant law-violations as we ought to be and because our officers are not ■ as alert and determined to enforce ; the law as they should be. . It is easy to see the mote in the \ eyes of Catholics, but let us once in ' a while pluck a few beams from our 1 own eyes. i The Somerset parson is right , when he says it is especially repul- ' sive to the better class of people when quarrels start over the ball games and make the Lord’s Day ' hideous. The same thing is repul- \ five on any other day. Baseball is a good, clean sport, 1 and if we had a law permitting it to ‘ be played on Sunday, at places s where it would not interfere with ( the rights of other people, far , enough away from the houses of worship and from all people who ‘ n-nlso >—. - ’.p, 1 ‘ft! when good order is not. u/ffita/Jr le d at a game, when quarrels aid fjpdjhts ensue, etc., etc., then the e ■ S T? Wicomes like a Sunday cam’)- c nw its co-mingled throngs r boozers and other refuse of society, a public nuisance that should be immediately sup- ! pressed and the crowds dispersed by < officers. i Just how the Sunday ball games , are conducted at Frostburg we can j not say from personal observation, as we have never attended one. But 1 we have often noted the crowds ' going to and from the grounds, and ; they were made up of Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Gentiles, good Republicans, Democrats, Bull Moosers, Socialists and members of ill religious and non-religious cults and political affiliations. Buckner’s Paragraph No. 7. “On the whole, it is a most inter esting and exceptional mining com munity. If there is a particuar ex planation for their prosperity it is perhaps that the Big Pittsburg vein "uns through there, 9 feet high. The coal is exceptionally fine, selling it about fifty cents above the aver ige per ton. There is always a market for that coal even when business is light, and therefore con stant employment for the men.” COMMENT: The statements in paragraph No. 7 are, we believe, quite accurate. Buckner’s Paragraph No. 8. “The way to make the average miner a good citizen is to give him inducements to become a property owner, rather than have him rent the company houses. Some com panies are selling their men houses on easy payments. Some day the general public will see that unless the producer is prosperous, there can be no permanent prosperity.” COMMENT: This last paragraph i is a truthful one. To become a ! property owner should be every ; man’s ambition, and the way to ; make a good citizen of the average - man, be he miner of other laborer, > is to give him a fair show, the best ; possible wage, and above all to > treat any and every honest working ; man as the peer of any man on l earth. Every man willing to earn it j is entitled to a good living and a good home. The general public al ready sees, and has seen long ago, that unless the producer is prosper ous, there can be no permanent prosperity. But the general public neither fixes wages nor kicks out the drones and parasites of society, some of which are rich and some poor.” Practice What You Preach. Mr. Business Man: You don’t want the people of your community to pat ronize mail order houses; of course you don’t. You preach the sound doc trine of “patronize home industry,” keep home dollars at home,” etc. Good; amen! But do you practice it? Do you send your printing to ? If you do, do you get any returns through the channels of trade? Of course you do NOT. Hold up your town and patron ize the home printer. IT IS BAD BUSINESS for any Frostburg businessman not to carry an advertisement of some kind in this paper. C. & W. E. RY. CO. SCORESAVICTORY Effort to' Compel the Compaay to Reduce its Fare Between Frost burg and Cumberland, Failed Be fore the Public Service Commission. Contrary to the hope of many, the efforts of those who have long been directed against a reduction of fare on the C. & W. E. Ry. Co. between Frostburg and Cumberland, have prov en unavaling before the Public Ser vice Commission. The case of J. B. Williams and others against the Cumberland and Westernport Electric Railway Co., argued before said commission in Cumberland, several months ago, by Messrs. Richmond & Blackiston for the railway company, and Mr. Morris for the plaintiff, was recently decided by Commissioners Timanius and Laird. In a long and able opinion, the com missioners discussed every phase of the relation between the company and the public. The object of the petition ers was to cause the company to re duce its rate of fare between Frost burg and Cumberland to 15c., or 12c. in case tickets were bought. They also complained that the cars were kept in a filthy and unsanitary condition, that they were unduly crowded, and that all the passengers could not obtain seats. The commis sioners decided in favor of the defendant company on the above nam ed issues. They found by examination of their agents and experts that the cars were kept clean and in a sanitary condition, and that they were regularly cleaned and inspected. They found that while at some rush hours of the days the cars were somewhat overcrowded, that it had been relieved as far as pos sible by the half-hour service during the busy hours of the day. The commissioners go on to say, “From the statement of facts herein- , before contained, it would seem to be j clear that the respondent company is earning at the present rate just about ■ sufficient to pay its operating expens- ■ es, interest on its fupded debt, and i the taxes the city, state ; and federaj and whatever : i a 'n: jtWfffv ’ - ~ tiutfuy Alore than for the setting j aside of a prj, er jfffund, on account of i depreciation a -|u of the making of cur- ; rent repairs and renewals. ; “It is earnestly contended that a reduction of easting rates of fare : charged by the respondent could re- i suit in greater revenue, a contention ' which is always made in such cases, 1 but seldom acceeded to by those in charge of the affairs of the Public Service Corporation. At present the additional revenue that would be de rived from a reduction of amount of fare is wholly speculative, and the evidence before the commission on that subject is thoroughly insufficient to justify us in reaching the conclu sion that such a rate would result in a greater net operating revenue to the company,as the reduction in rates does not result in an increase in net operat ing revenue, such would in all proba bility result in a reduction of the same, and the affairs of this company while at present are in a satisfactory shape as compared with its affairs in past years, they are in no such shape as to justify the passage of an order requir ing it to take a chance. “This particular road is one of great importance to the people of Allegany county, and particularly to those who reside in Frostburg and Cumberland. Evidence shows that its revenue from operation is slowly increasing from year to year. If encouraged and kept under its present admirable manage ment, it is fair to assume that the en terprise will in time to come be a rea sonable profitable one to the holders of the stock therein. Up to the pres ent time the stockholders have receiv ed practically nothing in the way of dividends, although under the law they are entitled to a reasonable re i turn upon their investment in the en- terprise. For the commission nowto shape an order reducing the rates of fare charged by the company, might result in wiping out entirely the in vestment of the stockholders, and in what is of a greater importance, de priving the public at large now depend ing upon this road of the many con veniences which it affords to those who use it. ’ 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 DESTRUCTIVE ARMY INVADES FROSTBURG ' The Invaders Break Through the City Gates —First Onslaught Re pulsed, But the Enemy Still Threat ens, and Further Trouble is Feared. Mayor Stern Has the Militia in Readiness, But May Also Have to Call On the Saloon Guards if Another Attack is Made. “In time of peace, prepare for war,” is an ofd and trite saying, and the ne cessity of such a course was brought home to Frostburg with great force during the present week. At no time since the great rebellion did Frost burg have a genuine war scare until this week. The picturesque old town on the Pike was at peace for many years, except during a few short intervals when some of the old-timers threaten ed to secede from'the corporation and create a bloody war over the hogpen and cow ordinances. But they were in the minority, and finally decided not to sit on the tail of progress any longer. So they abandoned the se cession and war idea and have been content ever since with doing nothing worse than fostering a case of chronic bellyache, with which some of them are sorely afflicted. A Dangerous Foe Suddenly Appears at the City Gates. But during all the years of almost uninterrupted peace, the people of Frostburg were beating their swords into garden tools and pails wherewith to “rush the growler” to and from the town’s 44 booze bazaars. No preparations were made for war, and the two armies that Gen. Coxey led through our town during two admin istrations of Democratic mismanage ment, were peaceful organizations from the ranks of the unemployed, a class that is always numerous during good old Democratic times. Imagine, therefore, the surprise that was created in Frostburg last Sunday when Gen. Walter Shriver, the Water cress King, Snakeologist, Wormologist and Insectologist, suddenly dashed in to the town from the west and camp.. Bearing do\\t> .fhwJPike on a fierv m.oepl ian tones for the people to protect their homes and their firesides against an invading force more terrible than an army with banners. “To arms! To arms! TO ARMS!” shouted General Shriver, as he madly dashed along, while beneath his steed “the road like an arrowy Alpine river flowed.” Army Worms By the Millions at Saud Spring. None of the police could be aroused from their slumbers, and so Col. Scott Burton and Major C. P. Oilman were provided with hip-pocket field glasses and sent to the western border of the town to see what was coming. Before they used the glasses, they could see millions of army worms as soon as they got to Sand Spring, and after using the glasses they could see bil lions and trillions of them. And those pesky worms were de vouring everything before them, and like the traditional bull in the china shop, dirtying everything behind them. Gardens disappeared as if by magic, and Col. Burton and Major Oilman declare that the worms actu ally devoured several of the iron mile posts along the Pike, and this Gener al Shriver can verify, with or without a choice collection fo oaths, if neces sary. Worms Lay Seige to the Town aad Eater It. It was soon apparent that the worms intended to lay seige to the town, and as the editor of the Bingville Bugle would state the case, “consternation • reigned soopreem.” Mayor George . Stern soon had the Militia and the : Minute Men out, but the most valliant ■ of our military force, the Saloon - Guards, were allowed to remain be hind to protect the town’s indispens able booze supply, and drink it if necessary,rather than to let the worms devour it and act up even worse than they did at Sand Spring-, where they behaved almost as badly as some men. The Worms Gain a Temporary Vic tory But Are Driven Back. But in spite of all the vigilance and fighting, the worms broke through the lines of defense-and gradually drove back the valiant defenders. Shot, shell, saber thrusts, women with brooms, hot water, salt, etc., availed nothing, and for every worm killed there were four billion on hand by actual count to attend the funeral. On and on came the invaders, and by 4 p. m. on Monday they were down Main street as far as the residence of E. N. Michael. They were making the grass in Mr. Michael’s lawn look as sick as the Bull Moose party, when that gentleman and others, upon advice of the druggists and newspaper articles, got large quantities of bran, which they mix ed with molasses and Paris green and sprinkled it about their lawns. The concoction was eagerly devour ed by the worms, and they died by the billions. Thus has the invasion 11 been checked, and at last report the I “varmints” had retreated to the west of the town limits, where they have e taken refuge on the fences and are said to be asking every man that comes along the Pike for a chew of ■ tobacco. They are reported to be in a rather docile mood now, except when an old mossback comes along who is not a subscriber to The Spirit. Sev j eral persons in that class have been overpowered by the worms, who have eaten much of the green moss off of said mossbacks, leaving them very sore and unprotected in spots. ’ Moral : For absolutely true worm . stories and the protection against t worms and the disease known as moss ; backism and disloyalty to home in ; terests, subscribe for this paper, and do it now, paying in advance. 1 SHOEMAKER AND FOLK KILLED PECK’S PET SNAKE. ’ A Pet Rattler Whose Death May Wind up in a Suit for Heavy Damages. From The Meyersdale Republican. Snakeologist Jerry Shoemaker is ; giving the rattle snakes a rest at pre ; sent and devoting his time to harvest • ing the huckleberry crop. He . brought seven gallons of the delicious Nigger Mountain fruit to Meyersdale ' last Friday morning and disposed of the whole to Merchant George W. ; Collins, then started back to the mountain for another load. Al though too busy during the berry harvest to look for snakes, it seems i that rattlers cannot keep out of 1 Jerry’s way. Last Wednesday even- : ing as he and Will Folk were passing i : Howard Peck’s place, a big rattler . : set off his gong just outside Peck’s garden fence, and gave Jerry the 1 high sign to be careful where he was treading. Jerry and Folk procured ' clubs and dispatched the serpent ] which was four feet long and as fine a specimen of the crotalus horridus as has been killed on the mountain 1 this year. But it turned i out that this big fellow was Howard \ Peck’s pet snake educated to keep the toads, bugs and other vermin out of the garden. Peck now threatens ‘ to sue Shoemaker for damages but the snakeologist contends that all ( snakes are lawful game, whether wild or domesticated and should be killed on sight. Besides, he says this * snake brought about his own de struption by “sassing” two gentlemen s who were passing peacefully along the public highway. Folk will plead 1 self-defense, if pjfete laotyleff j jHe he’.i; that it would I have killed him and Shoemaker if they had not defended themselves. In the mean time Howard Peck is 1 looking for another snake to train as 1 guardian of his garden. t DR. HAY AUTHORIZED TO SELL BERKLEY STOCK. More Echoes of an Absconding 1 Bull Moose Congressional Candi date’s Rascality. From The Meyersdale Republican. < Dr. Valentine Hay of Somerset on July Bth secured an order of court to sell 480 shares of the capital ■ stock of the Somerset Telephone company, par value, $25, which he holds as collateral security on a : SIO,OOO loan made to Harvey M. Berkley, who mysteriously disappear ; ed, Aug. 21, 1913. Berkley, who was secretary and • treasurer of the telephone campany, is alleged to have “raised” stock certificates held by him and his wife ’ to enormous figures, inflating the 1 same to about SIOO,OOO more than L its actual value. With this alleged 1 spurious paper he borrowed many , thousands of dollars and then left for parts unknown and nothing has r been heard from him since. The certificate held by Dr. Hay is ; No. 294, and calls for 480 shares. The company’s books show that this certificate was originally issued to 1 Berkley’s wife for five shares. It is - further alleged that he forged Mrs. Berkley’s name to the assignment of . the certificate. Berkley’s manipula -1 tion increased the value of the certi ficate from $125 to $12,000. s e THINGS ALL OUGHT TO KNOW n e As Christian Bible Students —The Sat e isfactory Proof of “Why God Permits t Evil." One of the questions which comes to nearly every thinking mind today is, “Why does God permit evil?” As we look about us In the world we observe that it Is filled with sorrow and trouble, sickness and pain and every trial we could enumerate, and we cannot help wondering WHY GOD ALLOWS IT. We realize that He Is almighty and that He could prevent it If He wished. We read In His Word that He is more willing to do for His children than are earthly parents for theirs, and we know how much that means; yet of tentimes it seems that those who try to do and live right have the most trouble. This question is made very clear In a book entitled, “The Divine Plan of the Ages.” Every statement is backed by Scripture, and shows that while God does not sanction evil HE HAS HAD A PURPOSE IN ALLOW ING SIN AND DEATH TO REIGN THESE SIX THOUSAND YEARS. This and many other subjects of deep interest to all of God’s people are dis cussed fully and in language easy of comprehension. In English, German, Swedish, Dano- Norwegian, Italian, French, Greek, Hungarian, Spanish, Polish, Holland ish, Finnish. [Syriac and Turko-Ar menian in preparation.] 355 pages, cloth bound, 35 cents post paid. Address Bible and Tract Socie ty, 17 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, N. i. 0000000000000000000000000000 8 Successor to 8 8 The Frostburg Mining Journal § 8 Established 1871 § 0000000000000000000000000000 WHOLE NUMBER 2,214 IT WAS A GREAT DAY FOR JUNIOR ORDER Large Attendance at Fifteenth An nual Reunion and Picnic of the Junior Order United Amer ican Mechanics. Senator Zihlman Makes Interest ing Speech—Baby Show Proves Great Attraction. At an early hour last Saturday morning all Junior-Orderdom was astir in Frostburg, getting ready to receive the visiting brethren that poured into the town from all direclions to attend the 15th annual reunion and picnic of that order, which was held here in Jr. O. U. A. M. Park. One of the interesting features of the day was a large and spectacular parade, in which the national colors figured conspicuously. Juniors of the Uniform Rank were in the parade, and those not of the Uniform Rank wore the regular rega lia of the order. Including 30 hand somely dressed little girls that march ed with the members of the order, there were 615 in line. The parade was composed of sever al divisions,, and in it were several bands and a drum corps, all of which furnished excellent music. After the parade arrived at the park, Prof. R. F. Chany introduced the orator of the occasion, Hon. Fred Zihlman, State Senator, who delivered in his charac teristically happy manner, a most ap propriate address, eliciting much com mendatory applause. Then followed the usual picnic di versions, including dancing, lasting late into the night. If one incident of the day engrossed more popular attention than any other it was the baby show at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. There were 25 entries and winnings as follows: 1. Prize for prettiest baby, a silver cup, won by Helen Shearer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Shearer, of this place. 2. Prize for best dressed baby, a silver cup, won by Elizabeth Kemp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Kemp, .of this place. I 4' JV' 1 yrr -iSSf babv, a silver, and Mrs. John Lewis, L. ... The Judges were Messrs. H. J. Kur ner and Edward Gibson, of Wheeling, W. Va., and A. L. Kinsall, of Harris # burg, Pa. The day was ideal—not too warm, not too cool, just right—bright and genial, and—fraternal, registering al so the biggest crowd that ever assem bled in the park. Six gentlemen from Wheeling, W. Va., marched with the Uniform Rank of Frostburg councils. DOT NAUGHTYMOBILL. Dot naughtymobill vagon Vot runs der shtreets aboudt, I nefer ride alretty yet In him vhen I go oudt. Dhey call him horseless carriage, Vich sounds like somedings new, Budt mit mine chackass I haf got Von horseless caraidge, too. Dot naughtymobill vagon, He runs like dunder-blitz! He just goes “poef!” py chiment; And starts kvick off and gits. Budt not so mit mine chackass, De ears vote mit his heat, Dhey kotch der wind and hold him back; I dink I’ll kill him deat. Dot naughtymobill vagon Scoots like a shooting-shtar, Unt leaves pehind a smell, py-chinks, You dinks it haff katarr. He runs so fast, I drooly dink, If to a funeral let, Dot horseless vagon vould be dare Before de man vos deat. He jolts und chumps de gutters so, You diuk you’re up de spout; You pedder shwallow sinkers kvick, He’ll bounce your gizzard oudt. He shust says “honk” und ties avay; You dink all’s honk-a-dory; Budt vhen he flies de post fence in De choy ride ends in glory. I’ll keep mine chackass twixt der two, Schmall difference I find, Der horseless smashes dings be front, Der chackass dings pehind. —Middleburg (Pa.) Post. Cleanliness is Next to Godliness. Arraigned for the second time with in a week for violation of a rule of the Health Department requiring the wrapping of bread, Baker W. J. Mc- Guin was fined SIOO and costs in police court in Johnstown upon pleading i guilty. He said he wanted to test the law. “All right,” said Mayor Cauffiel, ; “we’ll just give you the limit.” Mc . Guin paid under protest, and will ap > peal. Walter Roman, similarly ac - cused, paid $5 and costs for a first f offense. That’s the way they go after dirty buggars in a state where they have , proper health and sanitation regula . tions. Handling unwrapped bread - and other food products with dirty hands by the drivers of delivery wag ons, is not tolerated in old “Pennsyl tucky.” Neither are short-weight " scales and short measures tolerated any longer.