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> Weekly Newspaper of Allegany County, Maryland ooooooooooooooooooooooocxx FORTY-FOURTH YEAR. NO. 40 “THE MENIAL KiGPOM” A Message of Rest and and Peace to the World’s Toilers, By an Ex-Coal Miner. Frostburg Opera House, Sunday, Nov. Bth, at 7:30 P. M. —All Welcome, Seats Free, No Collection. I j ~ p ' PASTOR JAMES DENNIS WRIGHT ■—MASTOR JAMES DENNIS WRIGHT was born in a log- cabin among the hills of eastern Ohio. His parents were godly peo ] e, who endeavored to rear their children in the fear of the Eord. Early taken to the little country M. E. ■gv Church, which his parents attended, the boy conceived the vfigJSvk laudable ambition of becoming a minister of the Gospel. At the tender age of six, he had already selected his “pulpit”—a rats' large, flat stone—from which he preached to an imaginative audience whatever his baby brain could recall of the sermons r f] which he had heard on Sunday. His father, a frail man with a large family, was compelled to introduce “Eittle Jim” to the hard life of a coal miner of that time. At the age of eight years, he earned his first wages as a “trap per.” At thirteen he was trying to do a man’s work. At the age of sixteen, James became a member of the M. E. Church. His lifelong desire to become a minister of the Gospel was intensified, and he could not rest contented until he had achieved that purpose. Meanwhile, "after returning home from the mine, he would sit up late, studying his Bible with whatever helps he could get. At the age of twenty-two, he entered the Western Reserve Seminary. But after three months he was taken ill, went home, and was prostrated with typhoid fever for nearly four months. When sufficiently recovered, he returned to hard labor, at which he continued for some years. Pastor Wright, therefore, is not a college-bred man. He is what is pop ularly styled a “self-made man.” By dint of hard study he has gained a thorough knowledge of the Word of God, which he believes with all his heart. On the lecture platform and in class meetings he has a message whose com forting and elevating influence he strives to bring to bear upon his hearers. The sole purpose of his life is to study to show himself approved unto God (not man) by rightly dividing the Word of Truth upon all subjects relating to man’s destiny and God’s eternal purpose, and to do good unto all men as opportunity offers, especially to the Household of Faith. Posed for an Artist. Miss Zola Beasley,|head of the Com mercial department at Beall High School, is the young woman who posed for the picture which appears on the cover of the November Woman’s Home Companion. The artist, who painted the picture, is Olive Rush, an aunt of Miss Beas ley, who has a studio in New York City. The painting of which Miss Beasley is the subject, was done at Fairmont, Ind., this summer, while Miss Rush was spending her vacation with the parents of Miss Beasley. The picture on the cover page of the November “American” was also done by Miss Rush. Miss Beasley, who lives here at the home of Mrs. H. R. Neff, Beall street, is a frequent visitor to her aunt’s studio in New York, and is herself much interested in painting and car toon work. Hear Him, Hear Him ! Pastor Wright will speak on “The Millenial Kingdom,” in theFrostburg Opera House, Sunday night, Nov. Bth, at 7:30. Seats free, no collec tion.—Advt. B. H. S. vs. Keyser. Prof. Earl S. Carmony, coach of the Beall High School football team, will take his squad to Keyser Saturday afternoon for a game with the Keyser “Preps.” Captain Aden Hamill and all the regular players have been out for practice at the Frostburg baseball park several evenings this week and the team is in good condition, confi dent of playing the Keyserites to a standstill. This game will probably be the last match, except one, the Thanksgiving Day game, that B. H. S. will play this year. THE FROSTBURG SPIRIT Coach Carmony and Captain Hamill . are working hard to secure a game for Thanksgiving Day with the Central , Y. M. C. A. team of Cumberland. If this game be played the grid ■ iron will be at the Frostburg baseball park, and it goes without saying that the attendance will be large. You’ll Never Regret hearing Pastor Wright, the ex-coal miner, at the Frostburg Opera Honse, Sunday evening, Nov. 8, at 7:30. Advt. NICE OP HIM. ' •'Would you like to get & ticket to the convention?" “Sure.” "Would you care to take y®ur wife?” . "I’d be delighted to have a chance to do so. She has never seen a big convention.” “Have you any friends you’d care to take?” "Say, old man, this Is very nice of you. I don’t want to Impose on your good nature, but there are three or ■ four people I’d like mighty well to take. How did you manage to get them?” "How did I manage to get what?” "The tickets. I understand one has to have a mighty strong pull to even get one.” “Oh, I haven’t any. I merely asked i whether you’d care to go and take your friends, If you could. . . . Well, • seeing that you Insist, I will take a cigar—yes.” City’s Name of Indian Origin. I The name of the city of Toronto Is [ of Indian origin, and Its meaning Is . “a place of meeting.” The site of Toronto before the arrival of the white man was an established rendezvous among the Indian tribes of the sur* ' rounding districts. BE A BOOSTER, not a knocker. FROSTBURG, MD, THURSDAY NOVEMBER 5, 1914 TUESDAY’S ELECTION IS REBUKE TO DEMOCTATS ) Republicans Gain Many Congressmen Through out the Nation, and Roosevelt Treachery Has Made Its Last Stand. Democrats Successful in Maryland, but Only Through Bull Moose Aid—Lewis Defeats Zihlman. The battle of the ballots is over and the smoke of the battle has cleared away. The returns are cold comfort for the incompetent Democratic ad ministration at Washington, for throughout the country generally the returns indicate a great scramble for the good old Republican ship of pro tection and prosperity, and the Repub licans have made sweeping gains in the election of congressmen, cutting down the overwhelming Democratic majority’ in the National house of rep resentatives to a rather narrow mar gin. Had there been no hold-over members, the next Congress would be overwhelmingly Republican. Of course, here in our little old Ma ryland, the Democrats got the best of it in the fight, but the successful can didates were elected by greatly re duced majorities, and the only thing that enabled them to win in the most of the districts was the aid they got from the Bull Moosers, who registered as Republicans and voted for the Dem ocratic candidates. But the Bull Moose aggregation has made its last stand, and that great national pestilence, four-flusher and grandstand player, Theodore Roose velt, is now ready for the political scrap pile, where he should have been placed long ago. The people no longer take the big bluffer and bulldozer seriously, and nearly everywhere he was roaring around and butting in he was regarded as a sort of public nui sance, as the returns of the late elec tion plainly show. In his own state, where they never did have much use for him since his second presidential term, he got one more awful jolt, and the Republicans made a grand clean up by electing their candidate for Governor and winning a big victory all along the line. In Pennsylvania, too, the Republi cans won an old-time victory, electing Martin G. Brumbaugh Governor and Boise Penrose U. S. Senator by major ities of over 100,000, to say nothing of electing almost a solid Republican Congressional delegation. Except in the Southern states, where elections . were held last Tuesday, the Republi cans were very generally successful. All in all, the election of last Tues day was a stinging rebuke to the Democratic National administration, and the hand writing on the wall plainly foretells that the Republicans will elect the next President of the United States by an overwhelming , majority. One of the best things about the election is that the people in Uncle Joe Cannon’s district in Illinois decid . ed by a large majority that they need Uncle Joe in Congress again. The unofficial vote of this,the Sixth Maryland Congressional district, is given as follows for the Republican and Democratic Senatorial and Con gressional candidates : FOR SENATOR. Carrington Smith . Montgomery 2573 3263 Washington 4345 4120 Frederick 5079 4736 Garrett 1802 860 Allegany 5239 3751 Totals 19,028 16,370 FOR CONGRESS. > Eewis Zihlman Montgomery 3446 2372 Washington 4569 4382 i Frederick 5036 4881 : Garrett 1144 1686 Allegany 5034 5181 Totals 19,229 18,502 - Carrington’s majority, 2,658 ■ Eewis’ majority 727 HOW FROSTBURG VOTED BY DISTRICTS. The vote of the town was as follows for the Senatorial and Congressional candidates of the Republican and ! Democratic parties : 11 12 26 28 32—To’l Carrington,R.llß 165 203 193 120— 799 Smith, D 92 37 76 109 101—415 1 Carrington’s majority, 384 11 12 26 28 32—To’l Lewis, D 127 81 179 163 153—703 Zihlman, R.. 112 149 171 180 109— 721 Zihlman’s majority, 18 ( GARRETT COUNTY. I Garrett county voted as follows: ’ Carrington, Rep 1802 > Smith, Dem ggo 1 Zihlman, Rep igg6 Lewis, Dem 114 Q For Liquor License 508 Against Liquor License 2412 • Smith, the Democratic candidate for*U. S. Senator, carried the state by about 20,000, a much smaller majority than Republicans generally conceded to him. Zihlman’s defeat is attributed to the backing Lewis had from the National Democratic administration, which consisted partly, it is believed, of a large corruption fund. There also seemed to be a woful lack of proper organization in Mr. Zihlman’s cam paign, and petty grievances also fig ured to some extent. Pastor Wright | has a message of rest and peace for I the world’s toilers. Hear him in the Frostburg Opera House, Sunday, Nov. Bth, at 7:30 Ad'-'t. Tho Labeled Children of Old Canton. The crowded water frout of the old Canton of a century ago, with Its thronging sampans alive from stem to stern with swarming children. Is vividly pictured in the “Memoirs of William Hickey." In his account of the innumerable boats that covered the river for mile after mile Mr. Hickey describes a novel method of protecting the children of the floating city from the dangers of the water. Each child wore a large vegetable something like a gourd or pumpkin fastened to its buck. The vegetable was buoyant, of course, and, if the In fant fell overboard, floated It until the child was picked up by its parents or the occupants of any other sampan that happened to be near. This vege table life preserver had the name and station of the sampan to which it be longed cut In Chinese eha'meters upon it, and by that means the rescuers could at once identify the child; other wise in such a multitude of boats great confusion would have arisen. It scarcely ever happened that any one was drowned. Hinduism. In “Myths of the Hindus and Bud dhists” is given this account of the origin of Hinduism: “Hinduism is. In fact, an Immense synthesis, deriving Its elements from a hundred different di rections and incorporating every con ceivable motive of religion. The mo tives of religion are manifold. Earth worship, sun worship, nature worship, sky worship, honor paid to heroes and ancestors, mother worship, father wor ship, prayers for the dead, the mystic association of certain plants and ani mals—all these and more are Included within Hinduism. And each marks 1 some single age of the past, with Its characteristic conjunction or Invasion of races formerly alien to one another They are all welded together now to form a great whole. But still by visits to outlying shrines, by the study of the literature of certain periods and by carefully following up of threads it is possible to determine what were some of the influences that have entered Into Its making." Guarded Himself Pretty Well. Not many people guard their health so carefully as did Sir Tatton Sykes, who In winter wore five or six coats when out riding and shed some of them 1 as he became warmer. Prince Potia i kine, however, took even stronger pre ) cautions against Illness. If there was a , touch of cold in the air he had fires ) lighted in his grounds before venturing to stroll in them. His waistcoats were made In two separate pieces. Joined at ) the sides by buttons, so that he could take them off or put additional ones on without removing his coat If caught i In a shower he sheltered himself with 1 an umbrella nearly two feet wide. > which came down below his waist and was pierced with little windows. In t very hot weather the prince wore boots ’ coated with tin as a protection against mad dogs and carried sponges soaked , with vinegar in his shirt frout to ward off unpleasant smells. Too Quiet a Fire. ■ A fire at Cologne Is described with s true American spirit In “Europe After I 8:15.” “It was In a feed store near my hotel, and I got there before the fire men. When they came at last. In 1 their tin po* hats, they got out half a 1 dozen big squirts and rushed into the > building with them. Then, when It was out, they put the squirts back into ! their little express wagon and drove off. You never saw such child’s play —not a line of hose run out, not an L engine puffing, not a gong heard, not a soul letting out a whoop. It was more like a Sunday school picnic than a fire. I guess If these people ever did have a civilized blaze It would ’ scare them to death. But they never ) have any. Well, what can you ex -5 pect? A country where all the char- I women are men and all the garbage ] truan qro wampn ” - A DROP OF INK makes millions : | think. Be wise and advertise. IN OUR NEW QUARTERS The Spirit Now Issued From Its New Home at No. I 114 E. Main Street, But Only in Re duced Size as Yet. Much Work Still Necessary to Enable Us to Get Out the Paper in Its Regular Size. Our Patrons Will Please Bear With Us While Working Under Present Difficulties. This number of The Spirit is issued i from its new quarters at No. 114 East i Union street, in the room formerly i occupied by the Cumberland & West- ; ernport Electric Railway Company, to i which place we moved last week from < the Hohing, Lapp and Spier building 1 on Mechanic street. i Our new quarters are vastly larger ' and more suitable for our business ; than were the quarters in which our 1 plant was formerly located, but it was 1 a herculean job to move the plant and ’ get installation of the same sufficient- < ly far along to get out a paper ; of any kind this week. In fact, we doubted very much whether it could < be done in so short a time, but by en- ! ergetic work on the part of the editor s and three of his employes, Messrs. 1 Staub, Shoemaker and Franklin, as- 1 sisted and supervised by M.ssrs. W. ] S. Easton, of Salisbury, Pa., and Ed. 1 Miller, of Springs, Pa., we are ena- ] bled to get out an issue this week, but, of course, in reduced size. ; All things considered, however, we ; think we have done remarkably well 1 to get out a paper of any size or of any 1 kind, for it is a big job to take down s a lot of shafting and dismantle four printing presses, an engine and other machinery, to say nothing of packing i up and moving a lot of type, furniture ] and other material and installing the ( same in another building. Those who may think it is not a herculean task should have a trial at it to convince themselves otherwise. * We found it impossible to get much news into the paper this week, owing to our time being almost entirely tak en up by assembling our machinery, f erecting shafting and shelving, plac- ' ing the type racks, hunting for things ( that got mislaid and temporarily lost I during the moving, etc. Then, too, ( we have been delayed by plumbers I and hindered by workmen of various ( kinds who had alterations to make 1 about the building in which we are now located. , In fact, we have had so many things \ to contend with that we have aimed at little else in getting out this issue | than to accommodate our advertising • patrons and continue The Spirit with- j out making a break or missing the publication of a single issue. And we will continue to be at a great disad vantage for some weeks yet, as it takes a long time after a print shop moving to locate everything just where it is most convenient and to find all the necessary little odds and ends that get lost in the shuffle during such a move. But we are bringing order out of chaos just as rapidly as we can, and when we have everything properly arranged we will give our patrons a much better paper than ever before. But we ask them to be pa tient and not expect too much, nor to expect great things too soon. Furthermore, we intend to add some new features to our business that we think will not only be a great advan tage to The Spirit,but also to the pub lic. However, the new features may not be launched much or any before January Ist, and as some of them are yet in embryo, we will mention none of them now. But just you keep an eye on The Spirit and see what there will be for you to see during the next year. Also give it your support, and rest assured that if the advertising and job printing support reaches the figures that it ought to reach during the next six or eight months, old Frostburg on the Pike will have either a daily paper or a ripping good semi weekly within the next year. It is easy to sit around and find fault or go about and knock. Any fool can do that, and the people who resort to such tactics instead of being broad minded and public-spirited enough to encourage and help a local industry, especially a local industry so necessa ry as a newspaper, an industry that is always ready and willing to help get other worthy local industries to locate in the community, invariably make fools of themselves, if nature did not beat them to it and do the job for them. But the croakers, the knockers and the mossbacks, like the poor, we have always with us. They are a breed of microbes that cannot be en tirely obliterated in any community. But don’t you be one of them, reader, for they are detestable pests, a nui ' sance and a hindrance in any commu nity, and the only time they do a good service to the community is when , they pass into the hands of the under taker. . Remember that we came to this j | community and resurrected a worthy j industry that had been allowed to die, thereby making Frostburg the butt of ridicule in all neighboring towns. We paid out nearly |5,000 in this commu nity before we turned awheel to grind out our first issue of The Spirit. We have also employed from three to six people ever since the first issue of The Spirit was published. These peo ple, as well as the publisher, have been spending their money in Frost burg. Don’t lose sight of these facts when solicitors for outside print shops come around and try to induce you to give your orders for printing to them. We spend a dollar in Frostburg to ev ery penny they spend, and then some. Besides, they are “rooting” for out side industries, while we are trying to build up a very worthy industry right here in Frostburg, and if proper sup port is given, a printing industry can be built up in this town that will em ploy fifteen to twenty men. Now for a long pull, a strong pull and a pull all together for The Spirit and for Frostburg. Give us a helping hand, and remember that you cannot help a more worthy or a more neces sary industry than the local paper. You’ll Be Delighted if you go to hear Pastor Wright at the Frostburg Opera House, next Sunday evening at 7:30 Advt. BIG TIME IN BALTIMORE. Of Much Interest to Rural People. “Maryland Week” Notes of Special Interest. Stirred by the possibilities of a plan to make “Maryland Week” an annual visiting time for all rural Maryland ers, Baltimore is preparing to receive thousands of visitors during the week of November 16-21, when a record breaking exhibition of state farm and dairy products will be shown at the Fifth Regiment Armory. Every rural Marylander visits the city at some time; in a personal way ; but the plan now is to substitute for these personal visits, a general pilgrimage to the city once a year, and the most convenient time for all is the date selected for “Maryland Week.” All the commercial and industrial associations of Baltimore, many indi vidual Baltimore business men, the railroad companies, newspapers and agencies that bring the farmer to his market are combined in this great movement, and those in charge feel sure that if it is a success in Novem ber of this year, its future success will be assured. Entertainment for delegates and ex hibitors has been arranged, and as there is a general movement among city folk to invite their rural friends for “Maryland Week,” and if there will be as general an inclination to accept the invitations, a huge movement to ward Baltimore may be expected. The exhibition itself, in the immense Fifth Regiment Armory, has reached such large proportions that there is now difficulty in finding space for all the exhibits, according to the secre tary of the Maryland State Horticul tural Society, under whose auspices chiefly the exhibition is being given. Associated with the Horticultural So ciety are the Maryland Crop Improve ment Association, the Maryland State Dairymen’s Association and the Mary land Beekeepers’ Association. In the order named, the associations will hold their annual meetings during “Maryland Week” at the Armory on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with two sessions daily. The opening on Tuesday night will be called to order by R. E. Graham, President of the Horticultural Soci ety. Mayor Preston will welcome the guests and the orator of the evening will be Dr. Philander P. Claxton, U. S. Commissioner of Education. Dur ing the evening, as during the week, an orchestra will give constant music al entertainment. An attractive feature of the exhibit will be that of the dairymen, who will have a model stable of cows, scien tifically fed and milked by machinery, morning and evening, to demonstrate the proper manner of handling dairy products from producer to consumer. It will be the first time machine milked cows have ever been exhibited, and permission was obtained only after a great deal of hard work. The Armory floor will be planned with a huge floral exhibit in the cen j ter, fruits of Maryland flanking it | right and left in front, and booth and Successor to The Frostburg Mining Journal Established 1871 WHOLE NUMBER 2,229 other exhibits ranged backward to ward the aisles, where commercial ex hibits will take up the wall space. Special exhibits will go to some of the small rooms, demand for space having fairly eaten up the reserva tions. Contributions to the “Maryland Week Essay Contest” are pouring in on Secretary Symons, whose address is College Park, Md. All papers must be in his hands not later than 6 o’clock on the evening of Nov. 9. They must be written on one side of paper ap proximately Bxll inches, and must not be more than 200 words in length and not less than 100 words. There will be two first prizes of a S2O gold piece each for boys and girls, and a medal for each class will also be given for the best essay from each county and the city' of Baltimore. The subjects are, for boys—“ Why the Maryland Farmer’s Boy Should Remain on the Farm.” For girls—“ How Social Con ditions in Rural Eife in Maryland Can be Bettered by the Daughters of Maryland Farmers.” All boys and girls attending any public school in Maryland are eligible. Won’t Cost You a Cent to hear Pastor Wright, the ex-coal miner, in the Frostburg Opera House, next Sunday night at 7:30 Advt. (Copyright, by McClure Syndicate.) RESPONDED AT LABT. “Speak!" she cried passionately. The one who heard her despairing accents shrugged his shoulders and remained dumb. “Speak!” she called again, but this time a note of despair got Into her voice. And no answer came. "Speak!” she almost shrieked. And now she toyed with his curly black hair, gazed Into his melting eyes, and laid her little white hand upon hla shoulder. "Speak!" Who could resist such an appeal? He rolled his eyes In her direction, re sponded to the stroking of her palm and at the end responded. "Bow-wow-wow!" he said. Triumphantly she turned to the guests. "He’s awfully spoiled, but he’ll speak If I keep at him long enough,” she smiled. "Now run away, bad dog, and cook will give you a chop.” (Copyright, by McClure Syndicate.) COULDN’T READ THEN. An optician said, when humor was mentioned:“My business sees fun occa sionally. I had a case myself a day or two ago. An old darky came into the store and said he wanted a pair of spectacles. The clerk tried one lens on his eyes, and pointed to the para graphs on a piece of cardboard. ‘Can you read that?’ he asked, ’No, suh,’ re plied the darky. The customer tried another pair, and another pair, and many others, declaring he could not read with any of them. Finally the clerk, out of patience, asked: ‘Well, say, can you read at any time?’ The negro smiled broadly and answered: ‘No, suh, that’s why I wants glasses. My wife she read yo’ advertisement sayln’ as how anybody could read with you’ glasses, so I thought I might as well come an’ try ’em all.’ ” —New York Tribune. r ''' - - ’ * (Copyright, by McClure Syndicate.) WE ALWAYS NEED THE l MONEY you owe us on subscription.