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The Frostburg Spirit
SUCCESSOR TO dShk Mining^^Journal. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY. P. L. Livengood, Editor and Owner SUBSCRIPTION MATES : One Year $1.50 Six Months 75c Ten Months $1.25 Four Months 50c Eight Months SI.OO Two Months 25c Single Copies 6c FROSTBURG, MD., JUEY 23, 1914. ADVERTISING RATES: Transient advertising, other than political, legal or local, 15 cents per inch each insertion. Political advertising rates made known on application. Legal advertising at legal rates. I 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 12X 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. Spirit Liters Wanted, For Sale, For Rent, Lost, Found, and Miscel laneous Notices. RATES—Five cents per line for each insertion. No advertisement accepted for less than 25 cents. WANTED. Want Advertisements for this col umn, They bring you business and supply your wants. tf. WANTED—Salesmen for SKAT Soaps. Don’t miss this opportunity to secure the selling right for these well known soaps. Experience not necessary. You can devote your en tire time or handle as a side line. Write for our offer. Address SKAT, HARTFORD, Conn. 7-11—7-30 | AS THE SPIRIT MOVETH ] IF you take too many “eye openers,” you are liable to meet with a fore closure. The Bull Moose candidates in Alle gany county that ran for office, last fall, made a poorer showing than boys running a sack race at a picnic. AT this season of the year it is well enough for the dear women to know that the best way to make jelly keep , is to hide it where the “kids” can’t find it. —j— - Kstkrn editors are; roasting a fel ‘Mtevas-ia saoAa ‘Haauvf > , H „„„ ,earns eqj ago, ( rmO(i eas,/ 33 . j r t for,saQ,oQo It. JwiS?? JO. ,*tK® jfiKS'PC. anyhow? EIFE is one grand game of burn, or one sad, dreary, stiff’ning freeze—it’s weeds among the flow’ring plants, or caterpillars in the trees. In fighting predatory wealth, we often stand to bear the brunt —wfyen the ice man, leaves by our back door, the coal man’s sure to knock in front. When it comes to making useless and senseless noise, a two-cent fool with only about two ounces of brains, can outdo all other noise-making de vices two to one, when seated in an automobile with his hand on the “honk-honk” and making more noise than necessary, just to show off. Here he comes, the man from col lege, burdened with a heavy knowl edge, booted mental for the fray, he will win success today. There he goes, the man from college, alas! his heavy store of knowlege didn’t seem to pave the way—he bought a gold brick yesterday. Which shows that greed is paramount to intelligence. IT doesn’t take a knowledge of geog *■ n II a r 1 non Un/liic c* n IT,' n raphy to locate hades, says a writer. Yet there is a good deal of difference of opinion as to whether such a place really exists, and most people live as though they either do not believe in the existence of such a place, or else seem to think they are clever enough to avoid landing there, whether they deserve to orinot. Out in Missouri a county candidate at the State primary election received three votes. He decided to give a dinner to the three men who voted for him, and advertised in a local paper for the three to meet him at the best hotel. Over fifty men put in their ap pearance to dine at his expense, each claiming to have voted for him. The defeated candidate now believes that the secret ballot is a delusion and a snare. The man who wears the title of “Rev.” or “D. D.,” even though he may button his habberdashery on the back and otherwise make himself look ridiculous, can see no further beyond this vale of tears than the commonest “mutt” that ever trod this earth. Neither do any of them have future rewards or future punishment at their disposal, and the truly good man is he who does right as he understands it, for right’s sake, and for the peace of mind it gives him here and now. That, we believe, will go further to- 1 ward securing a future reward than striving for it through fear of future 1 punishment. i i There is a natural disposition 1 among mostyoung men to “actsmart,” < says an exchange. Although very ' well behaved when among themselves, j they “act smart” when with the girls. They talk loud, slap each other, put the girls’ hats on their heads, 1 spread ants on their bread at a picnic 1 and do a great many other absurd 1 things to attract attention, which 1 is always unfavorable attention. ; Girls do not “act smart” as much as boys do; indeed, it is quite rare to find a girl guilty of the foolishness. A girl takes to company as naturally as a duck takes to water, ■ but the savage in every boy must be tamed before he is fit to go into a parlor. In case this should attract the attention of a young man who is anxious to learn, we desire to say that this “acting smart” is in very bad taste, and all young men recover from it, providing they amount to anything. During the last week we have read of not less than a dozen church spires having been stuck by lightning. But what else is a church spire good for? There is no more sense in adding tall spires and bells to church edifices than there would be in adding the , same to a railway station. Both are a waste of money. The tall spire is a relic of paganism, as well as a men ace to public saf ty, and needless clang ; ing of bells is a nuisance anywhere. Most churches being erected nowa -1 days, especially in the large cities, are dispensing with the tall spire and ' the bell. Railway stations do not need bells to call people to the trains, and the worshippers at churches which are minus of bells are as punctual in their church attendance as those who I worship at the other kind. A tall spire and a church bell are as need less and senseless as a fence around a town lot in a civilized community r where cows and hogs are not permit t ted to roam at large. But ancient cus toms and superstitions die hard, and the world, at best, isn’t more than . half-civilized yet. 1 Young man, the boys are telling - around that you forget to pay your ' little debts. You borrow a quarter [ here and a half there, and forget to t make it good. You may not know' it - now, but you will some day, that you • are putting up a very rotten founda q tion. Others have tried it long before - you, and in every instance their whole y house tumbled down jnst at the wrong itime. If you start a foundation that way there is only one way you can overcome it. You will have to go back over the entire work and “yank” out every defective stone. You will have ' to make every quarter and every half dollar good before your building will stand. You may think these little t quarters and half-dollars are very s small pebbles. They are, but they will grow. You see that poor fellow over there working hard, day by day? U He has to do it now to keep from v starving. But he had a glorious op p portunity when young to amount to t something. But he had in a bad foundation, and his house tumbled down and buried his credit. When he feet ujiiiimn ways. “In unity there is strength,” also in ’ Cayenne pepper. The advantages of the former are apparent, and even the latter has its uses. A little of it will 1 go a long way, and when soups, devil ed crabs and lots of other restaurant 1 stuff is about half Cayenne pepper, as it frequently is in order to disguise the staleness and decay in the other in gredients, it serves to show how ultra economical some people are and how little regard they have for good cook ing. But Cyenne pepper has other uses, and the one thing in particular that God put it on this earth for, was discovered a few years ago over in Cambria county, Pa., where a woman < gathered and prepared a mess of what she supposed to be mushrooms. In ! seasoning them she used a liberal < quantity of the abominable brand of hell’s fire known as Cayenne, and her ; six children showed their good taste ; by not eating any of the concoction. ] But the parents of the children, whose tastse were more pervertied, ate heart ily thereof and died. The mushrooms proved to be toadstools, and the chil- I dren whose lives were saved by refus ing to eat them on account of the kind and quantity of pepper used, owe their lives to said refusal, and the in cident proved to the world that Cay enne pepper has served at least one good purpose. A SMILE OR TWO TO-DAY. Sucess does not mean living in a mansion great and grand, nor is it where our vaults are heavy laden; to to be a happy mortal in a very stub born land, is about my true conception of an Aiden. There is nothing very soothing in the thought of having fame, if peace, resentful, broods a mile away; for contentment is the olden, golden limits of the game, and I want to make a smile or two to-day. Do I want a fancy carriage with a pair of graceful blacks? Do I hanker for an auto on a run? Am I looking for some fellows with a knifeblade at their backs? Are those fellows looking for me with a gun? Are we out to cause dissension or to loose our broth ers’ holds on the rundle where tena ciously they sway? No! we’relooking for contentment, which so joyously enfolds—and I want to make a smile or two today. Just to soothe a weary pilgrim! Just to ease a little pain! Just to feel that life is worthy of its span! These are topmost, fullest measures that are followed in their train, by the sweet- : est tuneful music piped by Pan. : There is nothing in the effort to sue- < ceed and win alone; we can reach the top by smoothing out the way of dis- : couraged fellow plodders who sink, ' wearied with a groan, but are lifted by 1 a smile or two to-day. ( TEDDY WARNED. Speaking of the attack made on him by Colonel Roosevelt recently in Pitts burgh, Senator Penrose says: “If Roosevelt attacks me again, I will have plenty to say. There is much ammunition in my chest, and I pro pose to defend myself against all at tacks. I have plenty of unwritten history stored away where I can con venieniently lay hands on it. Much of this concerns Mr. Roosevelt, and if he continues to make me a target for his abuse, I shall divulge a few things that will make interesting reading for some people.” Give it to him, Senator, give it to the goggle-eyed wind-jammer and four-flusher! He’s the biggest bunch of barnyard confetti that this country has ever produced, with the possible exception of “Windy Bill” Bryan, much of whose thunder T. R. has stolen. “Eay on, Macduff,” and rest assured, Senator, that just lots of good Republicans here in this little, old state of ours will enjoy the fun when you begin to jab “The Big I Am” in the slats, and bump out his “belfry bats.” THE FUTURE. A widow was struggling to keep to gether and educate a family of four ( children. The only bread-winner, a son, was earning $25.00 a month in a law office, but he had begun to study law. He was offered $50.00 as a clerk, elsewhere, but with a clerkship future. The additional salary was sorely need ed. A family council was held. The mother said: “There is a future where you are. We will manage to get along some way on the $25.00,” and the $50.00 was turned down. It was a long, hard struggle, but within three years that son became the partner of the lawyer in whose of fice he started as office boy. He suc ceeded and became independent. He felt that he could never repay the debt he owed his mother for that wise but self-sacrificing decision, and down to old age she was tenderly cared for, and the younger children were given better schooling and opportunities. ' How often in life we do as Esau did —sacrifice future welfare for present ’ gratification or an easier time. Eife ' is full of opportunities that have per ’ manent results. The wise plan for the years to come, not for today. HE WAS ONLY A DOG. He was only a dog, just a mangy cur, with his hide lopped off and his eyes a blur; and his tail was chopped in an ugly way, and he was kicked and cuffed by night and day. He spat distemper with every sneeze; he was worried by flies and bugs and fleas; 7 he was starved and tired and dirty, 1 too, but, brother, he was true, he was 1 true! His master could call from a brothal j grim, and the dog would follow and j bide with him. When the larder was j bare he’d gnaw dry bones, and his bed was a pallet of piercing stones. He was frightened by shouts, by blows, oj ‘9o’*6 :000‘i)85Z*".foj sum *ißXSrrV*r he had had a few, but, brother, he was true, he was true! He was more than a man, for a man won’t hold to convictions long when he’s oft been sold. And human meek ness is ne’er so meek; for humility tallies a saffron streak. By a train he was crushed and his life blood passed, but his faith was firm to the very last. The world had treated him harsh, he knew; but, brother, he was true, he was true! My brother, if you are not true to your friends, take note of the dog and the moral he lends. A moral he lends in forgiveness to you, a moral he lends on how to be true; he teaches you how to return good for ill, and teach es you how to show your good will. So brother, if selfish you live like a hog, turn a new leaf and be true as a dog. Morae: All men should strive to be as true in their freindships as a dog, and as industrious as the fleas that pester him. FOREIGN MISSIONS. We who style ourselves a Christian people are not yet sufficiently civilized to be worthy of the name. The so called Christian nations shoud devote their energy and “spoqdulix” to civil izing themselves sufficiently to be able to set heathen nations a worthy exam ple, before going into the foreign mis sion ljusiness on a large scale. Until they do this, their vast sums for mis sionary purposes are more or less of a mockery and delusion. The best missionary field for Amer icansis right herein the United States. We have enough heathens right here at home to care for, to educate, to enlighten, to christianize. As to missions, the crying need is to do missionary work among European Christian nations and among our own people. Our great men of America and Europe should get together and : formulate plans to make the so-called civilized nations Christian in reality as well as in nane. . Of all nations on earth, the so-called ] Christian nations are the most war- - like. Here is the proof: The five , leading Christian nations are England, 1 France, United States, Russia and Germay, and following is what each t of them are spending annually to protect themselves from each other: England, $237,500,000; France, $226,- 830,000; United States, $220,730,650; Russia, $253,750,000; Germany, 312,500,- 1 000. f Isn’t it about time for Christian nations to stop this foolishness and lpp off this gigantic and appalling h expense? In our humble opinion, it s is. And until we do so, the foreign ii missions to convert the heathen tribes b will seem only as a farce and a hum- o bug to thousands of thinking and v observing people. ti THE FROSTBUR& SPIRIT, FROSTBURG, MD. But we are not in favor of this nation discontinuing its warlike preparations until the other formidable powers among the Christian nations agree- to join in a general peace movement and agree to enter into a compact to quit building expensive battleships, costly forts and maintaining great armies. There should be “peace on earth and good will toward men,” but before that spirit can become world-wide, Christian nations must set the heathen nations a better example than they are now doing. And until they do set the proper example, this paper can view the heathen foreigen mis sion business only as a gigantic farce and waste of money. This of course, is only our own humble opinion; and while it comes from the heart in all sincerity, we have no quarrel with those who hold different views. In the meantime, if you have any crocodile tears to shed, do not shed them for the poor heathen tribes who kuow not the true and living God, but rather shed them for the civilized nations who profess one thing and practice another. And if you have any money to spend on be nighted and needy humanity, you can find plenty of people and worthy causes to spend it on at home; perhaps in your own ward, on your own street or in the home of your nearest neighbor; and, not infrequently, in your own family. BE A MAN, NOT A SPORT We reproduced the following in the Windbcr (Pa.) Era ft'om the Cumber land Times, several years ago, and it contains so much good sense that it is well worthy of reproduction in this olen TT.\rfrv vnunff man who paper also. Every young man who reads it should clip it out and read it a. we<?if afflicting this countrj^^pPthe sport. Business men, the men who compose the trunk of the nation’s family tree, are being hard pushed to find young men to fill substantial positions be cause of the tendency of young men to become sports, lousiness men, when looking for a reliable young man, these days, invariably look to the rural districts, where they can get young men who are not tainted with Jhe sport disease, young men who have something in them. No solid, careful business man will risk a known sport with any department of his business. He can not afford to have a department of his business jeopard ized by one whose brain is set on frivolity, a pool room frequenter, a prize fight better. He wants a young man whose make-up is based on man hood, not sporthood. Prize fights, horse racing, mar athons, and their kindred sports, are enjoyed by a large class of idle people, but are not conducted by the class of substantial men upon whose shoulders this republic stands. Turn the whole country over to the sports, and we would soon be a bankrupt nation, a nation of law-breakers, law-evaders, bandits and kindred characters. “All work and no play makes Jack adull boy.” True, butit does not prove that all sport and no work makes Jack a bright boj r . Some may argue that sports work, too. Yes, they “work” each other and anybody else they can. We are not opposed to sporting in sea son and reason, for enjoyment, but en joyment is not exhaustion. Was it sport for Jeffries in the recent prize fight, or any other exhaustive contest? Is it sport to do anything until you fall exhausted, overcome with heat, in juring health in many cases, creating public charges upon the state or nation? Being a sport means a brief sojourn in the limelight before the world. A 1 few years and the sport is “done for.” ] Better for young men to aim to be, and ; to be, men, the noblest work of God i honest men. Sporfs speak of their ] father as the “old man” kPd Call their ; mother the “old woman.” They s think that is sporty. j Heaven pity the editor, the minister, < the teacher or any one in such position e whose ambtion is no higher or nobler r than to be, or to advocate a “sport.” i They are as the blind leading the ' blind, and all fall in the ditch which 1 flows to its level. 1 Further Comment. It would be hard to crowd more good, c hard sense into an equal amount of t space than is contained in the forego- <, ing editorial from our esteemed Cum- j, berland contemporary. The truth is'' t ' often obnoxious, but it is mighty, and will prevail. And because it is some times depressing, it is not right to IV IF YOU ARE INCLINED X to doubt the high praise given to our 5% ladies’ shoes, slippers and pumps, come and judge whether the praise X be merited. You’ll go away fully con vinced that our footwear deserves all the kind things said of it and more. And if you have a shoe need you’ll surely decide to supply it from our display. M rs. Annie Schneider 97 E. Union St., U Frostburg, - - Maryland. EVERY GROCER ORDER p delivered means just so much grocery satisfaction. For it is a real satisfac- i* tion to feel one is getting the very best things to eat with no extra price for extra quality. That you will en joy this feeling we are sure. Why ■■ not commence the pleasure now by CJ giving us a trial order today? GRIFFITH BROS. | Opposite Postoffice. C* Western Maryland X V New Scenic Route to _ NIAGARA FALLS If 15-Day Excursion OC ROUND TRIP aio./ga from FROSTBURO Monday, July 27 th ALSO AUG. 10 & 24, SFPT. 14 & 28, OCT. 12. Thru Sleeper to Niagara Falls : Travel by First Class Regular Trains, With Parlor, Dining and Sleeping Cars. Ask for Illustrated Niagara Booklet. It. There’s Nothing The Maher With Hanna! 1 He Is the ivftan to See —For The— i Best Fire Insurance. 1 ) r Represents the State of Pennsylva nia Fire Insurance Company, the 1 Aachen & Munich of Aix La Cha ; pelle, Germany, and Caledonian of j Scotland, the last two having offices in New York. ULYSSES HANNA, FROSTBURG, MD. t State of Maryland s STATE ROADS, COMMISSION s Notice to Contractors T r> -r> a t r. nn AT,/\n ar r- < 1 MJ • 1 SEALED PROPOSALS for building two sec t tions of State Highway, as follows: -fJ&vxrii&f&S&RTM-C'SAie ’ section- orlf&it ’ . from near Cumberland to Nave’s Farm F’oad, about 1.74 miles in length. (Resurfacing). ') , wi H be received by the State Roads Commission, r at its offices, 601 Garrett Building, Balt^iWe/ 1 Maryland, until 12 M. on the 4th day of Aujg*t, 1914, at which time and place they will be publicly [ opened and read. Bids must be made upon the blank form con tained in the book of specifications. Specifica tions and plans will be furnished by the Com mission upon application and cash payment of : SI.OO, as hereafter no charges will be permitted. No bid will be received unless accompanied by ( a certified check for the sum of Five Hundred C ($500) Dollars, payable to the State Roads Com- C mission. £ The successful bidder will be required to give C bond, and comply with the Acts of the General -C Assembly of Maryland, respecting contracts. The Commission reserves the right to reject C any and all bids. C ORDER of the State Roads Commission r this 15th day of July, 1914. £ Wm. L. Marcy, O. E. Weller, £ Secretay. Chairman. r 7-23—7-30 f Notice of Application for Saloon License £ WHEREAS, The following named persons £ have, In compliance with Chapter 140 of the C Acts of the General Assembly of Maryland £ for the year 1804, as amended by Chapter 415 c of the Acts of 1002, being Article 1, and as C amended by the Acts of 1904, and of the Acts of 5 1908, and of the Acts of 1910, Public Local n , V ■‘•‘VCO -tu-lu, A UkIUL JuUl/dl Qj Laws of Allegany County, filed with the Clerk O of the Circuit Court for Allegany Counnty, 5 their Applications for Licenses to sell Spirit- q uous and Fermented Liquors at their places 0 of business in Allegany County as below X stated— X NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That all re- Q monstrances against the issuance of Licenses 9 to said Applicants must be filed with the o undersigned WITHIN TWENTY DAYS after O the filing of the Applications. Q LLOYD L. SHAFFER, Clerk. O FILED THURSDAY, JULY 9, 1914. § JOHN YUNGERMAN—PIace of bus- 9 iness No. 18 E. Union street, Frost- o burg. Residence, Frostburg. Own- O' ers of premises, H. B. Colborn and 9 Frank Watts. keep it under cover when the public Oi welfare is at stake. gi While we hate to be classed with Oi the pessimists, we nevertheless- be- gj leive that American youths of O the present day are too much inclined 01 towards idleness and sporting. Es pecially is this the case in the cities f" and towns. Most of the good, sub stantial men of the future are coming from the remote rural districts, these days, and there are not one-fourth, enough of them to supply the de mand for sober, steady, painstaking, reliable young men needed in the various trades, professions and com mercial interests. Too many bus iness concerns, and even homes, are handicapped by employes and bread-winners of ultra sporting pro clivities, and too many professions are being disgraced and degraded by mere “mollycoddles” and male “sissies.” \ Real men were never in more demand than now. 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