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The Leading 8 : Weekly Newspaper of Allegany 8 County, Maryland 8 1000000000000000000000000000 FORTY-THIRD YEAR. NO. 34 FARMERS’ FESTIVAL ZZIMZZ AGRICULTURAL EXHIBIT Fourth Annual Display Promises to Be a Record- Breaker for Size and Excellence of Exhibits — Rules, Premium List, Etc. The affair above mentioned will be held in Stern’s Hall, this city, October 15th, 19th and 16th, under the auspices of the Allegany and Garrett County Agricultural Society, and it bids fair to be a notable event, far out-classing the excellent exhibits by the same so ciety in Lonaconing during the years 1911-12-13. Objects of the Exhibit. The officers of the society make the following announcement : We believe that the Farmers’ Fair and Festival of 1911-12-13 did much to interest the farmers, dairymen and orchardists of Western Maryland, and to spur them on to a still higher de gree of excellence in their products. We want to make the Farmers’ Fair and Festival the most important hor ticultural event of each year, a red letter day to both farmers and towns people. To do this we ask your continued and hearty co-operation. If not already a member, join the Allegany and Garrett County Agricul tural Society. You will be benefited materially, educationally and iu many other ways by allying yourself with such an organization. We want to create and maintain friendly rivalry among the producers in our section. We want to give proper recognition to those producers whose energy and thrift give to their fellowmen products of full value and more than usual merit. Furthermore, we want to bind closer the bonds of friendship between our farmers and merchants. Their inter ests are common and advantages mutual. The premium list is presented with the hope that somewhere among the long list of offerings you may find an incentive to bring here some product of your industry and skill. Judges who are experts in their sev eral lines will be on hand to make the awards in each department. We promise special favors to none, but a square deal to all. Come to the Agricultural Exhibit of 1914 as an exhibitor if you can. If not, come as an interested spectator to the progress that is being made in Agricultural and Horticultural pur suits in Western Maryland. Rules, Regulations, Etc. Space will not permit publishing all the rules, regulations, etc., governing the exhibits, awards, etc., but copies of the complete premium list, rules, and everything pertaining to the Fair and Festival, can be had by applying to almost any businessman of Frost burg or Eonaconing, or addressing George D. Campbell, Secretary, Eona coning, Md. However, to promote interest among its readers who may not yet have seen a catalogue, and cause them to make application for the same, The Spirit takes pleasure in printing the follow ing Premium List. appees. 1. Eargest Apple SI.OO 2. Special prize for best plate of Apples, any variety 5.00 3. Best bushel box Apples, any variety 1.00 4. Best barrel Apples, any variety 1.00 5. Best plate, following varieties: Baldwin 1.00 Ben Davis 1.00 Fallawater 1.00 Gano 1-00 Golden Russet 1.00 Grimes Golden 1.00 Jonathan 1.00 Eawver (Del. Red) 1.00 Paragon Winesap 1.00 Rhode Island Greening 1.00 Rambo 1.00 Rome Beauty 1.00 Roxbury Russett 1.00 Stayman Winesap 1.00 Smith Cider 1.00 Stark 1.00 Thompkins King 1.00 Twenty Ounce 1.00 Wealthy 1.00 Winesap 1.00 Winter Paradise 1.00 Wolf River 1.00 Yellow Bellflower 1.00 Northern Spy 1.00 Yellow Transparent 1.00 York 1.00 Winter Banana ... 1.00 North W. Greening .. 1.00 Black Ben 1.00 Bailey Sweet 1.00 Duchess 1.00 Hubbardston 1.00 King David 1.00 Mann 1.00 Mammoth Black Twigg 1.00 Smoke House 1.00 Spice Apple 1.00 THE FROSTBURG SPIRIT Wagener 1.00 PEACHES. Best plate, any variety, Ist prize. $1.00 “ .“ “ “ 2d “ -. .50 PEARS. Best plate, following varieties : Anjou SI.OO Bartlett 1.00 Garber 1.00 Kieffer 1.00 Seckle 1.00 Sheldon. . 1.00 Duchess 1.00 EeConte 1.00 Vicar 1.00 Winter Nelis 1.00 QUINCES. Best plate, any variety, Ist prize. $1.00 “ “ “ “ 2d “ . .50 GRAPES. Best plate White Grapes, 3 lbs.. .SI.OO Best plate Blue Grapes, 3 ibs.... 1.00 Best plate Red Grapes, 3 lbs 1.00 GRAIN. Best peck of Wheat SI.OO Best peck of Oats 1.00 Best peck of Rye 1.00 Best peck of Buckwheat, Japan ese Silver 1.00 Best ten ears of white field Corn. 1.00 Best ten ears of yellow field Corn 1.00 Best ten ears of sweet Corn 1.00 Best ten ears of Corn grown by a boy not over 17 years of age... 1.00 Best ten ears of Pop Corn 50 Best peck of Soy Beans 1.00 Best peck of Cow Peas 1.00 FORAGE AND SHEAF EXHIBITS Best sheaf Alfalfa SI.OO Best sheaf Timothy 1.00 Best sheaf Wheat 1.00 Best sheaf Oats 1.00 Best sheaf Rye 1.00 Best sheaf Clover 1.00 Best 12 stalks Carr. ... < 1.00 VEGETABLE and root crops Largest Pumpkin SI.OO Best 3 field Pumpkins 50 Best 6 Cucumbers 50 Best 3 Squash 50 Eargest head Cabbage 1.00 Best 3 heads Cabbage, bald-head type 1.00 Best 3 heads Cabbage, flat Dutch type 1.00 Best 3 heads Cabbage, red 1.00 Best 3 heads Cauliflower 50 Best 3 Muskmelons 50 Best 6 Tomatoes 50 Best Watermelon 50 Best and largest display of Veg etables grown by one exhibitor 2.00 Best 6 Turnips 50 Best 6 Carrots 50 Best 6 Beets 50 Best 6 Parsnips 50 Best dozen Onions, red, white and yellow, each 50 Best peck white Potatoes, any va riety 1.00 Best peck red Potatoes, any vari ty 1.00 Best peck Irish Cobbler Potatoes 1.00 Best peck Green Mountain Pota toes 1.00 Best peck Crown Jewel Potatoes. 1.00 Best peck Freeman Potatoes 1.00 Best peck McCormick Potatoes.. 1.00 Sir Walter Raleigh Potatoes 1.00 Best collection of Potatoes grown by one exhibitor, not less than 4 varieties 2.00 Best 3 Egg Plants 50 Best 6 Radishes 50 Best 6 stalks Rhubarb 50 Best quarter peck Beans in pod. . .50 Best 6 Rutabagas 50 Best 3 heads Lettuce 50 Eargest Squash 1.00 Best 3 Squashes 1.00 Best display Kale 50 Best quart dried Soup Beans 50 Best quart dried Lima Beans 50 Best 3 Peppers 50 Best 6 stocks Celery 50 Best 3 roots Horse Radish 50 BREAD AND PASTRY, ETC. Best loaf salt-rising Bread $ .50 Best loaf yeast Bread SO Best 6 Scones .50 Best short Bread 50 Best pan-raised Biscuits, not less than 6 50 Best pan Maryland Biscuits, not 1 less than 6 50 Best Apple Pie 50 i Best Pumpkin Pie . .50 i Best Lemon Pie . .50 i Best layer Cake 50 i Best loaf Cake . .-. 50 1 Best Angel Food 50 i Best devil Food 50 i Best Nut Cake 50 i Best Spice Cake 50 i Best Dutch Apple Cake 50 i Best display small Cakes 50 Best Gingerbread 50 l Best Doughnuts 50 I Best Cookies 50 Best Tarts 50 ) Best Parker House Rolls $0 FROSTBURG-, MD., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1914 Best whipped-cream Dessert 50 Best Cheese Straws 50 Best Potato Chips 50 Best French Candy 50 Best Fudge 50 Best Taffy 50 Best assortment of home-made Candy 50 PRESERVED FRUIT, ETC. Best jar Peaches $ .50 Best jar Pears ’ 50 Best jar Strawberries 50 Best jar Plums 50 Best jar Raspberries 50 Best jar Cherries 50 Best jar Pineapple 50 Best glass Currant Jelly 50 Best glass Gooseberry Jelly 50 Best glass Grape Jelly 50 Best glass Apple Jelly 50 Best glass Blackberry Jelly 50 Best glass Quince Jelly .50 Best general display of Preserves and Jams 50 Best jar pickled Peaches 50 Best jar pickled Pears 50 Best jar dill Pickles 50 Best jar Cucumber Pickles, sour. .50 Best jar Cucumber Pickles, sweet .50 Best jar Chow Chow Pickles 50 Best jar Pickled Onions 50 Best bottle Tomato Catsup 50 Best canned Corn, in glass 50 Best canned Peas 50 Best canned String Beans 50 Best canned Tomatoes 50 Best 2-lb. Dried Apples 50 Best 2-lb. Dried Peaches 50 Best 2-lb. Dried Corn 50 Best bottle Grape Juice 25 Best bottle Raspberry Shrub 25 Best bottle Root Beer 25 Best bottle Ginger Beer 25 Best bottle Cider Vinegar 25 MAPLE PRODUCTS. Best 2 lbs. Crumb Sugar $ .50 Best cake Sugar 50 Best gallon Syrup SO EMBROIDERY. Best center-piece in colored Silk Embroidery $ .50 Best center-piece on colored Lin en 50 Best Lunch Cloth, colored em broidery 50 Best Lunch Cloth, white embroid ery 50 Best Baby Cap, embroidered 50 Best Shirt Waist, embroidered... .50 Best Corset Cover, embroidered.. .50 Best Center-Piece, white 50 Best embroidered Bureau Scarf. . .50 Best embroidered Pillow Cases. . .50 Best embroidered Towel 50 Best Handkerchief 50 Best embroidered Apron 50 Best embroidered Collar and Cuff set 50 Best embroidered Baby Dress. . . .50 DRAWN WORK. Best drawn-work Center Piece.. .$ .50 Best drawn-work Table Cloth.. . . 1.00 CROCHETING. Best crocheted Baby Sack $ .50 Best crocheted Bed Spread 1.00 Best crocheted Hand Bag 50 Best crocheted Baby Carriage Robe 1.00 Best crocheted Center Piece 50 Best crocheted Bureau Scarf 50 KNITTING. Best knitted Bed Spread SI.OO Best knitted Shawl 50 Best knitted Sweater 50 QUILTS. Best patch Quilt in silk SI.OO Best patch Quilt in cotton 1.00 HOOKED RUGS. Best Hooked Rug, Ist prize SI.OO Best Hooked Rug, 2d prize 50 PILLOWS. Best white embroidered Pillow.. .$ .50 Best colored embroidered Pillow. .50 Best infant’s embroidered Pillow .50 Best Pin Cushion 50 For Ladies 65 Years or Over Best piece of Knitting SI.OO Best piece of Needlework 1.00 BUTTER AND CHEESE. Best roll of Butter, 2 lbs $1.50 2d prize.. 1.00 3d prize. . .50 Best jar Butter, 1 gallon 1.50 2d prize. 1.00 3d prize. .50 Best Cheese 1.00 APIARY, Best specimen of White-Comb Honey SI.OO Best specimen of Amber- Comb Honey 1.00 Best specimen of extracted Honey 1.00 FLORICULTURE. Best twenty blooms, Dahlias SI.OO Best twenty blooms, Asters 1.00 Best twenty blooms, Chrysanthe mums 1.00 Best collection Palms or Plants, 3 or more 1.00 Best collection of potted Gerani ums, not less than 6 1.00 Best 25 blooms, Carnations 1.00 Best 25 blooms, Roses 1.00 NUTS. i Best display of wild Nuts, not less i than 4 varieties SI.OO 1 Best display of cultivated Nuts, i not less than 3 varieties 1.00 WINDOW DISPLAY. 1 For the best Window Display of Farm Products made during the ' week of the Farmers’ Festival.sl.oo i List of Special Premiums. i Following is a list of special pre i miums offered by the businessmen of l Frostburg: lj L. R. Ash offers 2 one-pound cans of White House coffee for best can of applebutter. G. M. Mayer & Co. offer a woodman’s ax for the best peck of Rural New York potatoes. Owen Price offers 10 lbs. of Pratt’s Poultry Food for best peck of Blue Victor potatoes. H. B. Shaffer&Co. offer 25 lbs. of buckwheat flour for best can peach butter. H. G. Evans & Co. offer a fine whip for best vegetable novelty. Jacob Hafer offers a parlor stand for best display of vegetables for home, not less than six kinds. J. M. Street & Co. offer a 15 lb. cake for best exhibition of relishes, catsup, peppersauce, etc. Frostburg Furniture and Under taking Co. offers a rocking chair for the best half-bushel large, smooth, solid, potatoes, any variety Leslie, the jeweler, offers a solid gold neck chain for best set doll’s clothes by girl under 14 years. E. Davis & Co. offer a 10-qt. alum inum preserving kettle for best col lection of apples, 10 varieties, 1 plate each. Edward L. Betz offers a gold clock to winner of first prize on Irish Cob bler potatoes. G. W. McElfish offers one dozen cabinet size photographs for best ap ple pie made by girl under 15 years. Kight Brothers offer a 25 lb. sack of flour for best sponge cake. Griffith Bros, offer a25 lb. pail of stock food to winner of first prize of sheaf alfalfa. The Hitchins Bros. Co. offer a par lor lamp for best cake, original. Hitchins Brothers Co. offer a curtain stretcher for best loaf of graham bread. William H. Deneen offers a 10-year guaranteed spigot for best quart bot tle apple cider. The D. D. Price Co. offers a heavy monkey-wrench for best peck of oats. G. E. Pearce Drug Co. offers a book on breeding to winner of first prize white corn. G. E. Pearce Drug Co. offers a book on feeding farm animals to winner of first prize yellow corn. C. F. Betz offers two 25 lb. sacks of flour for best hand-made braided rug. Jeffries Brothers offer a gentleman’s watch for second prize plate of apples, any variety. George J. Wittig offers handsome pipe for second peck of rye. Frank U. Beal oliers ’a Dision saw to winner first prize barrel apples. Otto Hohing & Sons offer a $3.00 Mallory hat to the winner of first prize box apples. E. B. Prichard & Co. offer a roll of bard wire for best retail container of apples, not over one peck. James Kenney offers a box of cigars for second prize white comb honey. J. W. Shea offers a gold-plated safe ty razor for best 20 blooms chrysan themums (commercial growers only).' A. Chas. Stewart offers a farmer’s coat for best collection of sheaf grain. Louis Stanton offers a hatchet for best collection of grains. The D. D. Price Co. offer a nickel plated towel rack for best specimen of lace. QUESTIONS ANSWERED. The “Coney” Guttersnipe Asks Questions and Here Are Its Answers. THE GUTTERSNIPE—TeII us, pray, old Uncle Pete, as you go along the street, do the children fear the “Boo,” do the doggies bark at you? UNCLE PETE—Yes, We’ll tell you, Guttersnipe, ere again you “hit the pipe”—tell you all you ask of us. through your bughouse blunderbuss. The children do not fear the “Boo,” nor anyone the likes of you; and it’s but a little task to answer this one, which you ask: “Do the doggies bark at you?” Well, b’gosh, we judge they do, by the bark that comes from you. THE GUTTERSNIPE—Sweat drops oozing from their pores, do the people slam their doors, do the spar rows leave their eats as you go along the streets? UNCLE PETE—No one but you is losing sweat, and we think it’s safe to bet that none will give their doors a slam ’gainst Uncle Pete or Uncle Sam. And the sparrows in the streets never leave their horsey eats, unless to get at stuff more “saft,” like Willie Spears, the chump gone daft. , If you are a subscriber to any mag azine. look and see if it is listed iu our 35 magazine clubs. We can save you money on any of these magazines if , you will send your subscription to us. I I I REPUBLICAN VOTERS MUST REGISTER 1 To vote at the Election this Fall, and to vote at the Primaries next year, Republicans must Register on Tuesday and Wednes day, October 6th and 7th. This is a General Regi strati on. (Ad 9 v .^ToT nt) MANY REPUBLICANS CONFER WITH GOVERNOR GOLDSBOROUGH Chief Executive of Maryland Visits Cumberland and Enthuses Republican Workers —Sees Strong Evidence Indicating Republican Victory in November. Governor Goldsborough, who with his wife and General and Mrs. Bla den Lowndes last week came to Cum berland as the guests of Mrs. Lloyd Lowndes, conferred with theAllegany county members of the Republican State Central Committee, Monday forenoon, at the Queen City Hotel. Many other Republicans, including some from Garrett county, called at the Queen City to -pay their respects to the Governor, and some of them, at the request of the committee, took part in the deliberations of the meet ing, which was called to order by County chairman E. Lee Shaw, who introduced the Governor, who made a most excellent speech. Carrington, Zihlman and Victory. The Govenor has been getting around over the state considerable, and he reported the outlook for repub lican success at the coming Novem ber election as most gratifying. He made a speech replete with enthusi asm and good advice to Republicans, showing how much Republicans can gain for themselves and the common wealth by seeing that the full Repub lican vote is registered and gotten to the polls when the time comes for voting. “Carrington, Zihlman and the suc cess of the Republican party in the Sixth District, should be the aim of every Republican voter in the Sixth, said the Governor, and then he went on to show how easily the Republicans can redeem the Sixth Congressional District if they get out the full party vote, or at least a reasonable portion of it. He also cited the fact that the Republican registration can easily be increased from 2,000 to 3,000 votes in this county and Garrett county alone. Party Practically United. “I found what seems to be practical ly a whole and united party wherever I went on this trip,” said Governor Goldsborough. “Because of this lam greatly encouraged and look for Re publican success all along the line in November, particularly so in this rock bed of Republicanism, the Sixth. In all the other counties where I have been they tell me of organization and willing workers who are putting their shoulders to the wheel for a complete Republican registration to be followed by the election of the Republican nominees. “In this district, too, Senator Zihl man and Mr. E. Lee Shaw, chairman of the Republican committee, tell me of the work that is being done to bring Republicans to a sense of duty to the party, so that they not only will regis ter and enroll themselves, but that they will each one see that the miss ing registration belonging to the Re publicans, not only in Allegany, but in all other counties of the district, is brought into action now and at the election. “I feel that you in the Sixth can elect Mr. Zihlman ; that you are able to carry the district for Col. Carring ton, just as we are going to do down : in our part of the State.” “How about the Bull Moosers?” the Governor was asked. “I regard them practically as sup porters of our party, with few excep tions, such as General MacDonald, of Baltimore, and some others who still > hold out and on to the Roosevelt Bull Moose section of the party. But they : are negligible, to tell the truth, for : while they practically helped to place : the Democrats in power, so disastrous has that administration been to the i country, that the Bull Moosers are : returning to the fold and are being . welcomed back as brothers in arms. • The disastrous Democratic adminis tration, as I term it, has brought Re , publicanism to the front as never be . fore. In this state, particularly, not . only has it served to bring Bull Moos , ers back to the Republican fold, where , they belong, but many disgruntled Democrats, seeing the havoc the Washington administration has played with the country’s business, will vote for Republican nominees as a rebuke to party mismanagement which has - pressed hard on our business interests, ' and which, in this thrice blessed coun i try, was entirely avoidable. : ; “The Democrats tinkered with the . \ tariff until there is a big deficit, where as we are a country the real interests of which favor protection, as fostered by the Republicans, and under whose regime we always have prospered. Sees Republican Success. For these reasons alone, and they are sufficient, I think,” said the Gov ernor, ‘‘X see ahead Republican suc cess in Maryland if we all work to gether. In the Sixth District there is no excuse now for defeat. You can elect Mr. Zihlman and carry the dis trict for Col. Carrington —you can and should do this, but you must work to that end from now to election day, un ceasingly. In Col. Carrington you have a man who will serve in the United States Senate and reflect pride on the State of Maryland. And you will, I am certain, roll down to us at Baltimore from this rock-bed of Repub licanism a vote for Carrington that shall make us look up once again to the Sixth Congressional District as it was before—where it belongs—a bul wark of strength for Republicanism in Maryland.” In conclusion, Governor Goldsbor ough said : “Tell this to the Republicans of Allegany county and send it broadcast throughout the Sixth District that the Governor of Maryland, who served under Governor Lowndes as State Comptroller, and whose heart is with them in the fight for better things for the state —tell the voters that they should sink all party differences now and work together as never before, when the prospects for success are so bright—to the end that not only Col. Carrington may be elected to the United States Senate and Mr. Zihlman to Congress, but also that the State of Maryland may be continued at the general election next year in the Re publican column, where it belongs, with another Republican Governor, maybe this time again from Western Maryland, as in the case of Governor Lowndes. “The means of helping materially in this accomplishment for Republican ism is in the hands of the voters of the Sixth District as much as similar efforts are at the command of the vo ters in Baltimore and on the Eastern Shore. Will the Republicans of the Sixth do their part and work together unceasingly—first to get out the full party registration, next to elect Mr. Zihlman to Congress, and also to roll up a vote for Col. Carrington that shall be unmistakable ? It is the duty of the Republicans of the Sixth Dis trict to do this—the question is, will they? I honestly believe, from the fervor and enthusiasm I have witness ed during this visit, that they will.” Other Speakers. The speech-making was entirely of the extemporaneous kind, the keynote of the campaign being struck by the Governor. Others who spoke on similar lines were Gen. W. Bladen Lowndes, State . Senator F. N. Zihlman, Clerk of the Court Lloyd L. Shaffer, Chairman E. Lee Shaw, Dr. Timothy Griffith, of Frostburg, Mine Inspector William Walters, Judge Charles O. Roemer, C. Edgar Keller, and Editor P. L. Liven good, of The Frostburg Spirit. ’ The undercurrent of the reception was one of complete harmony, the utmost confidence being expressed for 1 success at the November election in the election of State Senator Zihlman to Congress from the Sixth District, ' and the solid Republican support ’ thrown to the party nominee for the ' United States Senate, Col. Edward C. 1 Carrington, active support for both of whom was most strongly urged by ' Governor Goldsborough. The Governor and party left after the reception at the hotel for Balti more in Gen. W. Bladen Lowndes’ " automobile. Frostburgers at the meeting were ' Postmaster Ulysses Hanna, William ' R. Gunter, Dr. Timothy Griffith, James : H. Fuller, School Commissioner T. H. 1 Morgan, and Editor P. L. Livengood. ! If your subscription to The Spirit is s due, better pay up now and take your choice of the 35 magazine clubs, tf. If you will subscribe to The Spirit for one year, we will give you a choice ; of 35 magazine clubs for only 25 cents - extra. tf. Successor to The Frostburg Mining Journal Established 1871 WHOLE NUMBER 2,223 SECRET IS OUT THAT CAUSED BIG WAR German American at Pocahontas, Pa., Alleged to Be Reaping Big Bene fit From European Scrimmage- Full Details. Outcome of Big War Depends More on Clever New Bomb Than on Men. Mr. Pinkwhiskers, of Pocahontas, Pa., was in town on Monday. On be ing asked how things were moving, socially and industrially, in Fred Durr’s town “Pink” replied as follows: “Owing to the great European war, the one big social event that was to be pulled off at Pocahontas this sum mer, the visit of Kaiser Wilhelm to his old friend and college chum, May or Durr, has been abandoned, aud the Envoy Evtraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to New Germany, Felty Sass, was so put out when he heard it that he at once notified Herr Von Christian Otto, Prime Minister of of New Germany, of his uncondition al resignation.” “But,” continued Mr. Pinkwhiskers, “while the abandonment of the Kai ser’s visit has paralyzed Pocahontas in a social way, the place is now en joying the greatest industrial activity in its history. The hum of industry can be heard for miles around, aud so can the smell thereof. “You see, it’s this way,” continued Mr. Pinkwhiskers, “Mayor Durr has long been working on a high-grade Limburger bomb-shell for use in the Kaiser’s army, and he just perfected the odoriferous contraption a few months before the great European war broke out. in fact, it is hinted around Pocahontas by being preached from the housetops and cast up to Mayor Durr on the streets, as well as being flashed on the canvas of all the leading moving-picture theatres in that city, every night, that he alone is the cause of the big war, through the invention of his infernal new-fangled odoriferous Limburger bomb, but the people, except Felty Sass, are not mad about it, as it has built up a big indus try in their midst. The only bad fea ture about it is that all the German laborers who had been at work on the (Pocahontas & Sand Patch ship canal (have quit the job and are now work ing in the Limburger bomb factory, thus delaying the completion of the big ditch destined to make a sea-port of Pocahontas. “It has leaked out,” said Mr. Pink whiskers, “that Mayor Durr had sup plied the Kaiser with several ship loads of the new bombs some time during the month of July, and that the war lord at once tried them on several hundred Frenchmen that he enticed over into his domain by using frog-legs for bait. “Wherever the Limburger shells fall,” said Mr. Pinkwhiskers, “they explode with a deafening roar and leave a green fog so rank that it stinks all French and other troops to death who may be within a hundred yards of the explosion, except the Germans, who alone can stand the smell. “The new industry is running full blast, day and night,” continued Mr. ■ Pinkwhiskers, “and the only trouble is that the bombs can’t be gotten to the German army fast enough, as they have to be landed in Italian ports, and from there sent overland to the Kai ser’s armies. As long as the supply was abuudunt, the German Army in ■ vading Franc swept everything be fore it, but the secret is now out that the supply has been short for some time, which accounts for the driving 1 back of the Germans from near Paris ' to the Aisne River, where they will , yet turn the tide of battle if enough ( of Durr’s bombs can be rushed to the firing line in time. “So pleased was the Kaiser with : the Limberger bomb,” said Mr. Pink : whiskers, “and so great was his con fidence in it, that he at once took his . friend, the Emperor of Austria into the secret and told him to start some ' thing, and he’d do the rest.” “All this,” said Mr. Pinkwhiskers, “has . leaked out through Mayor Durr, who is reaping a great money harvest ‘ through his invention, and he can ’ stand the European war as long as the fellows who are firing the bombs , can stand it.” “Well, it’s an ill wind that blows 1 nobody good,” said The Spirit man to > Mr. Pinkwhiskers, as he bade him adieu. “That’s what!” said “Pink,” adding that he’d much rather be here 1 in Frostburg, however, getting “half shot,” than to be on the firing line ’ over in Europe and taking a chance on getting shot altogether. When last seen he was going down Sand Spring Hill with a two-gallon jug in his wag : on, lustily singing a medley compris : ing such songs as “Johnny, Fill Up i The Bowl,” “How Dry We Are,” and other patriotic airs.