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I The Leading 8 I Weekly Newspaper of Allegany 8 County, Maryland 8 1000000000000000000000000000 FORTY-THIRD YEAR NO. 27 PASTOR RUSSELL COMING TO LECTURE IN FROSTBURG Will Lecture in the Frostburg Opera House Next Sunday at 3 P. M. —His Subject, “Armageddon,” Will Be Most Interesting at This Time. Let All Turn Out and Learn What the Signs of the Times Indicate, According to the Views of This Wonderful Man. Pastor Russell, one of the world’s most noted and lovable men, is due to arrive here next Sunday, and he is scheduled to lecture in the Frostburg Opera House at 3 p. m., same day, on “Armageddon. ’ ’ None can afford to miss this inter esting lecture by this world-famed man, whose views of the divine plan of the ages seem to be in a remarkable state of verification by passing and coming events that are in sight. The present great European war has much significance, according to Pastor Rus sell’s views, as pertains to the coming of Christ’s Kingdom and the Millen nial period. Pastor Russell does not believe in a paid ministry, and although he is both an author and an editor, he neverthe less finds time to preach weekly to the world’s largest congregation. Approximately 2,000 newspapers publish his sermons, reaching 75,000,- 000 readers. He is also the author of works entitled “Scripture Studies,” over 8,000,000 being in the hands of readers. They are published in 19 different languages, including the Chinese. This is a remarkable testi mony of the popularity of his writings. His address, Sunday, will be free, and no collection will be taken. Pastor Russell is the duly elected pastor of the London Tabernncle, the Brooklyn Tabernacle, and the Washingtod Tem ple congregations, and is the president of the International Bible Students’ Association and the Watch Tower Bi ble and Tract Society. He speaks only in public halls, where Catholics, Jews, Christians and Skeptics—all can meet together to consider the Bible and its merits. The citizens of Frostburg surely are favored that this celebrated interna tional preacher is coming here. Within the last two years, aided by an interpreter, Pastor Russell has preached in all the principal cities of Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, Great Britain and many countries in the East. All the tours were made at the instance of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, of which he is the practical founder. Although Pastor Russell is 62 years old, he is still a most energetic and entertaining speaker. For nearly 40 years he has been on the lecture plat form, and has covered on an average nearly fifty thonsand miles each year in delivering his talks. Since the days of Henry Ward Beecher and Dr. Talmage, no other preacher has occupied so prominent a position in the United States as Pas tor Russell. Now the citizens of Frostburg are to have the privilege to listen to this man, the announcement of whose name fills to overflowing the largest halls in the world. He has spoken in the Royal Albert Hall, London, as well as the principal cities of Europe and the Orient. Like Beecher and Talmage, both of the same “City of Churches,” Pastor Russell is an independent teacher, THE FROSTBURG SPIRIT not allied ■ ith ;m j aatic; '-dpnoni’- national organization; giving his time, his strength and his powers of oratory _ to the moulding of public thought to the Word of God, “with charity to- ' ward all and malice toward none.” He is a very talented man, a keen observer, and the greatest Biblical scholar of our day. His reputation as f a Bible exegete, is international. Pastor Russell possesses a delight- ful personality; he is modest and un- . assuming, and to meet him is to be j stimulated to greater Christian en- , deavor. His firm belief in the Gospel of j Christ is, without doubt, the secret of s his wonderful power as an exponent of the Inspired Word. Above all, the Pastor may be de scribed as strictly orthodox, evidenc- ! l ed by his close adherence to the Bible as the inspired word of God. Twice ( annually he goes abroad to serve at the London Tabernacle, and has just ( returned the past month from a tour ] of the British Isles. All are invited. Doors open at 2:30, ] lecture begins at 3 o’clock. i The World-Famous Preacher, 1 ( author and editor, Pastor Russell,will j lecture on “The Battle of Armaged- s don,” next Sunday at 3 p. m., in the s Frostburg Opera House. All are in- , vited Advt. “LAWYER AND JOURNALIST.” . (Bissau T. Makes Another Ridicu- 1 lous Statement. The Times’ Frostburg correspond ent writing about the new street car .seats said they were covered with l “cain.” One ought to be Abel to sit on them with ease Cumberland Al leganian. “With ease” is right, and on any Eve, but it is plain to see that the | dapper young fellow who pleads guilty , to “setting in the lap of Spring,” and ( who in the Frostburg historical and . biographical sketch book refers to himself as a “lawyer and journalist,” knows no more about the proper spell ing of English words than did Cain, Able, Eve or Adam. 1 Brought Here With Broken Hip. While at play on the farm of her I father, Friday last, the little 5-year- . old daughter of Mr. George Bittinger, on the Savage river, Garrett county, was struck by a heavy gate, and her hip badly injured. Later a thorough examination disclosed that the little girl’s hip had been broken, and she was on Sunday afternoon taken to the Miners’ Hospital for treatment. The injury is exceedingly painful for a child so young, but no serious results are anticipated at this time. “Armageddon” will be the subject of Pastor Russell’s : lecture next Sunday afternoon at 3 ■ o’clock, in the Frostburg Opera’ House.—Advt. 1-2 FROSTBURG-, MD, THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 1914 HARK YE, HEAR YE! LISTEN TO GUSSAN! Also Listen to “Uncle Pete’s” Fa therly Advice to the Journalist “Setting in the Lap of Spring.” Porter is Peeved, Grieved and De ceived, but He Will Learn. Our friend Glissan T. Porter, the gay young cavorter who “sets” in the lap of Spring, last week was a snorter, but a clumsy retorter, and that is no dream, by ging! Yes, Glissan got hot last week, so blamed hot that he got red, not only in his face, but also in the region of his coat-tail. He got so all-fired hot there, in fact, that he could hardly keep his clothes on, and for that rea son we trust he will be forgiven by those who may think that he exposed that part of his anatomy. What Peeved Our Friend Glissan. Now,“Uncle Pete” had no idea that the giddy young fellow “setting in the lap of Spring” would get all “het up” over a little bit of fun, but he did, and it all happened this way : “Hank,” the comical “hunky-dory” sort of a fellow who writes his “Mus ings” for the Cumberland News, jok ingly remarked in his writings that our friend Porter returned to the “wilds of Frostburg.” “Hank,” of course, meant no harm, and maybe never was in Frostburg, where all vis itors behold a prettier and more sub stantial town than Cumberland. How ever, he doubtless knows that our friend Porter is more adapted to get ting up country Correspondence some where out in the wilds, at the princely salary of fifty “bucks” per month, than he is to doing reporting in a vil lage like Cumberland, and so he “joshed” Mr. P. about it. Then Porter came back at “Hank” in a clumsy sort of away, which is perfectly natural with him, and he objected to two things, viz : being classed as a veteran, and also to Frostburg being referred to as a wild region. “Uncle Pete” Meant No Offense, But Wrote Truth. The editor of The Spirit then took a hand in the fun, and good-naturedly X.'fLrked that certain i ;r --respondents did in the past cri/itribute slanderous “dope” to the Cumberland papers concerning Frostburg that would naturally cause the people in other communities to form the opinion that Frostburg is a very sleepy and antiquated place, or words to that effect. We also cited some proofs that would at least indicate that Mr. Porter is an old man of poor memory, even if he did say that he is still young and “setting in the lap of Spring,” and in a joking manner plainly showed that he had only himself to blame if people so sized him up. The “Spirit” Is Moved.' Under this heading the fellow “set ting in the lap of Spring” delivered himself of the following labored sar casm in last Saturday’s Times : “A column and a quarter of poor diction is consumed in this week’s Frostburg Spirit in an effort to criti cise what was intended to be a bit of fun poked at ‘Hank’ of the News ‘Mus ings’ by the manager of this bureau in Tuesday’s Times. It is gratifying, however, to the writer to feel that it did a good service in furnishing the Mechanic street weekly with a diver sion in its reading matter from its stereotyped allusions to the ills of the ‘Spirit’ family. This is all of which the notice is worthy.” Just why the yellow fellow “setting in the lap of Spring” should try so hard to emit his silly, slimy and sar castic slobber over the whole Spirit family, which includes the writer’s wife and children, we can explain on no other basis than a woful lack of manly qualities. The editor alone is responsible for what was in this paper, and no gentle man will try to drag an innocent wife and children into a newspaper wran gle. Anyway, if Glissan T. Porter is looking for trouble with his pen, “Un cle Pete” can give him all he’s look ing for, and then some. And so can the “Cub Editor,” without any assist ance from his dad. Sickness in Any Family is Legitimate News. It is true that the ills in The Spirit family have been many since locating in Frostburg. It is also true that in quite a number of cases when 'the hand of affliction was laid upon us, mention of the same was made in The Spirit. But why should we be ridicul ed and held up to scorn on that account? Sickness, marriage, birth, death and many other things that come to us all, are all legitimate subjects of news. We mention such things when they occur in the families of others, as well as in our own, if we learn of them. The Spirit family is known to many of our readers in many localities, many of whom are interested in our ups and downs in life, and when we mention the ills of anyone in this pa per, whether in our own family or the family of some one else, we know that a considerable portion of our readers are always interested in the news. “Aaswer a Fool According to His ! Folly.” So sayeth the Scriptures, even as it is here recorded in the gospel accord ing to Peter, published in Frostburg on the Pike, State of Maryland. U. S. A. And lo and behold it was long since written by the prophets that when a giddy fellow “setteth in the lap of Spring” and openeth his mug that his spleen may be vented, he shall not sooner have it open than his cloven hoof shall get therein. Yea, virily, it even came so to pass with Glissan T. And here is the answer to Glissan, even as a fool is answered according to his folly in the matter of mentioning the ills that all flesh is heir to: Lo is it not recorded on the 43rd page in the extreme upper left-hand corner thereof, in the “Historical- Biographical Sketch of Frostburg, Md.,” that Glissan T. Porter, lawyer and journalist (so styled by himself) did attend St. John’s College, but did leave there in his Freshman year on account of ill health? Thou knowest, oh, Glissan,that it is even so recorded where stated, yea, even by thine own hand. Wherefore then, oh, Glissan, hast thou a right or a license to mock others on account of their ills, even innocents who have never even utter ed thy name? Speak, thou galled jade, or henceforth hold thy piece! Moreover, oh, Glissan, it is recorded by thine own hand in the book afore said, that thine honored father prac ticed medicine in Frostburg for 40 years, and was beloved as a citizen, friend and physician, all of which is true, even as it is recorded. We Sympathize With Thee, oh, Glissan! Yea, verily we do, for it is truly pathetic when even the son of a phy sician becometh so ill that he must perforce leave school, be unable to finish his education and eventually forced to become a mere lawyer and journalist filling the undignified and small-salared position of country-town correspondent to a one-horse daily paper. Whether thy illness, oh, Glissan, was mere home-sickness, an overdose of green apples or cucumbers, maketh no difference, and Peter would weep crocodile teat;s for. t ! even ; now, if it were not that he has to laugh at the way thou didst foolishly and need lessly thrust thyself in the way of a buzz saw. But again doth Peter ask why, if thou advertise thine own ills in public print, thou dost chide and mock others for doing the same? Oh, thou son of a disciple of Esculapius, thou shouldst be the last “gink” on earth to so ad vertise thy ills. Yet mockest thou others because of their ills and blow est that thou art “setting in the lap of Spring.” Poor Spring is to be pitied, and verily, so art thou. Peradventure Peter should send thee a dose of cas tor oil and command thee to go away back and be seated. But he shall not do so for the reason that he can give thee something else that will have the same effect, if thou continuest to show symptoms of needing medical advice. We know that we shall be accused by some of devoting much space to a very small subject, a subject that may be likened by some unto a shrimp, but when a buzz saw is monkeyed with until it gets started, there is no telling when it will stop, and the saw doesn’t care where the chips fly. But perhaps the victim in this case should have received only the atten tion of the “Cub Editor,” who has not yet evoluted fromthe journalist to the newspaperman stage, but is never theless more than a match for Glissan, whose peri thrusts are a-missin’. Glissan, did you listen? We think you did, and the thing you and others heard drop was yourself. And our best shots and trump cards are still in the locker. Want us to play ’em? Eh? What? Don’t you get sarcastic and smart with us, old boy, for we weren’t born in the woods to be scared by a “journal ist”, nor was old “Uncle Pete,” No. 9 Mechanic street, born yesterday. Anyway, the war spirit is in the air now, and a resolute Dutchman never surrenders. So you’d just better “set in the lap of Spring” and ask her to shelter you with her wing, poor thing! You’ve deceived yourself by getting in wrong, hence, it’s your own fault that you’re peeved, grieved and de ceived. What Does the Great European War Foretell? You may get an idea by going to the Frostburg Opera House next Sun day at 3 p. m., and hearing Pastor Russell, the world-famous preacher, author and editor speak on “Armaged don.” All invited. Seats free. No collection Advt. Some Potatoes. Richard Housel, a farmer residing a few miles west of Frostburg, recently dug a hill of potatoes on his farm that had 43 tubers of marketable size, and some smaller ones. If any other farm er can match or exel that yield from one stalk, The Spirit would like to hear from him. GRIM-VISAGED, CRUEL WAR NOW EMBROILS ALL EUROPE England, France, Germany, Russia, Austria, Ser via, and Practically All of So-Called Christian Europe Likely to Participate in the Great est Slaughter in World’s History. Europe’s Greatest Powers Already at Each Oth er’s Throats —War on Land, on Sea, and In the Air. What promises to be the most cruel and bloody war in the world’s history is now in full swing in Europe, and it not only threatens to embroil all Eu rope, but may even eventually draw Japan, our own and other nations in to it, for no one can tell what inter national complications may grow out of a general' war involving all of the leading powers of Europe. The fighting will be unlike that of all wars of the past in that it will not be confined to land and sea. Much of the deadly work will occur in the air. There will be battles between the war aircraft of the contending nations, and airships will drop explosives upon the earth that will wipe out whole cities and cripple large armies and war fleets. At any rate such is the awful prospect at this stage of the war game now in progress. The havoc that will be wrought in the destruction of property and hu man life is awful to contemplate, and the human brain cannot conceive the enormity of the awful carnage and desolation that will follow in the wake of such a gigantic war. Eike most other wars, this one has no justifiable reasons for its begin ning. The assassination of the heir to the Austrian throne, which is laid, at the door of the Servian government, by Austria, was not sfficient cause for Austria to declare war against Servia, as there is said to be no tangible evi dence that the Servian government was in any way responsible for the assassination. The whole bloody affair is due more to the greed, despotism and ambitions of autocratic monarchs than to any other cause—Monarchs who are now advising their subjects to call upon God to bring them victory. The ad vice of these monarchs, who have brought about this great crisis, is, un der the circumstances, naught but blasphemy and mockery to God, as this paper views the situation. Already there are reports of battles and skirmishes, and much greater battles are in embryo—battles that will startle the world because of their enormity and severity. With modern rapid-fire machine guns, and with high-grade explosives that will be dropped from the skies and also placed beneath vessels by submarine boats and other means, the reader can judge for himself what a great war will mean at this age of invention between the great powers of Europe. The war news to date is meagre and unreliable, and so conflicting are re ports that The Spirit will not attempt to go into details concerning the fights already reported. Anyway, the fight ing already reported will no longer be remembered after receiving the news of the great and startling battles that promise to take place within the next week or two. The most interesting feature of the war talk during the past week is com posed of editorials on the subject that have been appearing tn the metropoli tan daily newspapers. With one ac cord the great American periodicals place Germany and Austria in a very bad light in their editorial comments, and justly so, as this paper views the situation. Following is what The Spirit con siders the best editorial it has yet seen on the subject. It is taken from the New York World, and every reader of The Spirit should read every word of it. AUTOCRACY OR DEMOCRACY. O great corrector of enormous times. Shaker of der-rank states, thou grand decider Of dusty and old titles, that healest with blood The earth when it is sick, and cusest the world O' the pleurisy of feofle! —Beaumont and Fletcher. When peace is again established in Europe there will come a new order of things. Democracy will not stand forever on the scaffold, with autocracy forever on the throne. Ten days ago the German people were at peace with all the world. They had no quarrel of their own with anybody. In the years that had followed the downfall of Napoleon 111. they had won the admiration of every civilized country. Out of a condition of general poverty they had arisen to great wealth and prosperity. They had become the leaders and teachers of all the nations in the development .of scientific industry. Their com merce reached to every nook and cor : ner of the globe. Their ships floated . on every sea. Their victories were ■ no victuries of brute force, but tri i umphs of applied skill and trained > minds. In many respects the Ger mans had touched the high-water mark of human civilization. There was not another country in the world that could not learn something from them. Suddenly this vast fabric woven by peace, industry, skill and science is torn in two. All the machinery of progress is stopped by the hand of autocracy. The Kaiser plunges Eu rope into the most devastating conflict known to human history, and every civilized country reels under the shock. And about what ? Ostensibly because Russia had answered Austria’s wanton war against Servia by mobilizing troops on the frontier in order to pro tect her own interests. In reality be cause the reactionary party of Germany was determined to invite a general Eu ropean conflict in order to stay the ad vancement of political reforms. In the very vanguard of the twenti eth century in most respects, Germany has straggled back into the seven teenth century politically. The curse of mediaeval government has hung over her noblest achievements. Ev ery impulse toward political freedom has been beaten back by the mailed fist, and at a great crisis in their his tory the German people are deprived of that power over own political insti tutions without which the English speaking races have justly come to regard life itself as intolerable. Autocracy has had its way. Aus tria’s quarrel with Servia was no af fair of the German people. Yet the very fate of the German Empire is thrown into the balance in order to halt the march of political freedom in Europe. All the world knew that a declara tion of war against Russia was in ef- 4 feet a declaration of war against France. Germany admitted it by mo bilizing her army —not on the Russian frontier, but on the French frontier. The decisive blow was to be struck against the French Republic, not against its imperial ally. It was not Russian despotism that was to be crushed, but French Republicanism ! The hollow hypocrisy of the whole proceeding is revealed in the fact that before the clash of arms is fairly begun the Austrian invasion of Servia is practically abandoned. Having begun the war, German au tocracy now finds itself isolated. Italy construes the Triple Alliance as appli cable only to a war of defense ; be cause there would be a revolution in Italy if the Government ventured to champion the cause of the hated Aus trian. Great Britain is compelled to make France’s cause her cause. Ger many and Austria are left alone to fight the battle of autocracy and pay the bill in blood and treasure and pres tige. In this war they have no sym pathizers among neutrals. The en lightened opinion of the whole world has turned against the two Kaisers, as it turned against Napoleon 111 when he sought to make himself the autocrat of Europe. What was begun hastily as a war of autocracy is not unlikely to end as a war of revolution, with thrones crumb ling and dynasties in exile. Civiliza tion cannot rest at the mercy of des potism, and the welfare of mankind is not to be made the plaything of au tocracy. If all Europe must be drench ed in blood before this lesson is im planted in the minds of kings and courtiers, we may say of this war as Eincoln said of the war that exter minated human slavery: “The judg ments of the Lord are true and righ teous altogether.” This is the twilight of the gods. Pastor Russell in Frostburg. He will be here and lecture in the Frostburg Opera House next Sunday at 3p. m\ Subject, “Armageddon.” —Advt. 1-2 BETTER PAINT. Better paint this year if your property needsit. Mistaken men have been wait ing for paint to come-down. The cost of their job has gone-up not down; it always goes-up by waiting; never comes-down. Better paint than Devoe? There isn't any. Suppose one had waited 20 or 30years ago for a better paint than Devoe; how 1 long would he have waited? How long would he still have to wait? The price a gallon makes some differ ence; yes, but not much; it’s the paint that counts; the quality counts. ' It’s the go-far that counts. Protec tion of property counts more yet. Better paint DEVOE ' j J. W. Shea sells it. § Successor to 8 The Frostburg Mining Journal 8 Established 1871 00000000000000000000000000 WHOLE NUMBER 2,216 BASEBALL. Notes on the National Sport in Lo -1 cal Circles, bythe “Cub Editor,” I W. S. Livengood,Jr.,Aged 13. Frostburg made it their 4th and Sth straight wins, last Saturday and Sun -1 day. The teams that were defeated were Barton and Meyersdale. The former was a very slow and uninterest ing game, the score being 7 to 2. The batteries were, Frostburg—Brown and Ryan; Barton—Dye and Lash baugh. More good work, Brown, we are coming nearer the top every game. The score between Meyersdale and Frostburg was 9to 3. The batteries were, Frostburg—Colley and Ryan ; Meyersdale—Smouse and Bowman. Cumberland played two League games last week and won them both. The teams were “Coney” and Bar ton. They defeated the braves by the one-sided score of 11 to 0. Poor Barton! They are going deep er into the cellar every game, and I really pity them. But it is all in the game. The batteries were, Cumber land —Markwood and Lippold; Barton- Dye and Lashbaugh. The following account of the other game is taken from the Cumberland News: “The Lonaconing Tigers lost their hold on the second rung of the Cum berland and Geoege’s Creek ladder Saturday afternoon when they drop ped a game to the Colts by the score of 4to 2. That mighty Muster, who has always been so effective against the Colts, got his bumps Saturday, and it started early in the game, too. The first ball that the crack slab artist of the Tigers put across the pan was landed on by Hun Lippold, who sent it over the left field fence for a circle of the bases. After the first run, which was a homer, the ginger was all taken out of Muster, and he was landed on hard at times all through the game. Had it not been for good fielding behind him, the activities of the locals with the war club would have made the game a regular slugging match, with Boss Russler’s Colts doing the heavy stick work. Pitted against Muster was the superior pitching factor of the league “Iron Man” Stafford, who had the Tigers at his mercy, but gave them five lonely singles to keep them in goc' 1 spirits asi<i give the loyal fanSs their ironey’s mwflllffljrttflmiml “The LoiuicoiuJjjßnflHfl • Coney crowd, lower left-hand corner7SD] ■ bleachers,where the faiis’DSßyrQmßjfij creek had planted themselxMMMßßn] the game was at a nIanoNHwfPKMSIC the fans themselves were as lambs. Some of them did rev™lHuMo the first half of the second whiSß Schaffer fumbled Blackburn’s fly, the latter scoring on a two-base hit by Muster. “In the last half of the fifth inning Stafford started off for the locals by dropping one in center field, and scored on a single by Geatz. Geatz then stole second and scored, when Whitworth fumbled a fly to center by Schaffer. The next run was made in the seventh, when Hun Lippold sin gle to left followed by Johnson, who sent one to third and beat it out at first. Schaffer then sent one to center field and was out, but Lippold scored on the sacrifice.” Midland regained second place in the C. and G. C. League, last Sunday, by defeating the “Coney” Tigers, the score being 10 to 3. “Coney” used up three pitchere. The batteries were, “Coney”-—Wilson, Muir, Keener and Woods; Midland—East and Murphy. Midland had 13 hits, 10 runs and 3 er rors. “Coney” had 3 hits, 3 runs and 3 errors. The Cumberland Collegians were ■ defeated by Piedmont, lasbSunday, the score being S to 4. The game between Borden and Or ■ mand Street that was to be played last Sunday, was. postponed. There does not seem to be much ball-playing done in Junior circles just now. I guess it is due to the heat. An Explanation Demanded. We see some’ very peculiar news ’ items at frequent intervals in the Cumberland Times. Following is one just as it appeared in that paper on Tuesday : Beulah Brown. Beulah Brown, colored, five months ninth on a single, a sacrifice and But? old, daughter of Albert and Bessie Brown, died last night at 11 o’clock at 101 Goethe street. The funeral will . take place tomorrow afternoon with burial in Sumner cemetery. . The Spirit has sent an ultimatum to . the Frostburg Chestnut Bureau of • The Times, demanding that the “law yer and journalist” in charge there . quits “setting in the lap of spring” t just long enough to explain the fine diction in the item taken from the . sheet that employs him. If the expla nation is not forthcoming within 100 years, the whole Spirit force will walk out and get drunk, to see how badly they can mix things.