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John W. Cook, of 112 Ormand street, has accepted a position as solicitor for the Cumberland Press. Prof. Ramon Grim, teacher in the High School, Strausburg, Va., is a guest of his mother, Mrs. Wm. Grim. A. Jackson Colborn, of Fairmont, W. Va., was here this week visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry B. Colborn. C. H. Morgan, of the Western News paper Union, Pittsburgh, Pa., was a business caller at The Spirit office last week. Mrs. Thomas G. Dillon, East Union street, went to Washington, D. C., re cently, to visit her daughter, Mrs. John Salb. Arthur Stevens, of Midland, son of Mrs. Henry Wagus, is recovering from a severe operation performed last week for the removal of his tonsils. Joel Yutzy, one of the. most promi nent and highly esteemed residents of Greenville township, Pa., was trans acting business in Frostburg one day last week. In a letter recently written by Mrs. Johns to Mrs. Paul Franklin, the former, who is now in a Baltimore hospital, reports her health rapidly improving. x J. C. Pfeiffer, David J. Morgan, Jas. A. McEuckie and Harry C. Hitchins were in Baltimore attending the annu al sessions of the Masonic Grand Eodge, last week. Mrs. J. B. Algire and little son, Thad, of St. Michael, Pa., arrived here last Sunday for a visit with Mrs. Algire’s parents, Editor and Mrs. P. L. Eivengood. They will remain over Thanksgiving day. Mrs. Thomas Gatehouse, wife of ’Squire Gatehouse, who is visiting in Scranton, Pa., wrote a letter home saying that she had met with an acci dent at Lewistown Junction and had sustained a cut on the forehead. Harry Hines, East Union street, mo torman at Washington mine, No. 2, had his right foot broken on Thursday of last week while entering the mine. His motor reversed suddenly, catch ing his foot between the motor and a car. C. H. Capen, of South Brownsville, Pa., has sent the following lines to The Spirit on a postal card dated No vember 23d : “We are very glad to receive The Spirit every week, as we especially enjoy Pastor Russell’s sermons.” Mrs. William McEuckie, 72 Broad way, was honored recently by a visit from all her sisters, the occasion be ing her 55th birthday. Those pres ent were Mesdames Walter Cook, William McEuckie, Henry Fresh, Henry K. Neff and? Henry Wagus. day at her aome in Nanticoke, Pa. Mrs. Griffith was well known in Frost burg, having resided here for a num ber of years. She lived in the Grindle property, on Grant street, which Mr. Grindle brought from them. Mr. and Mrs. Griffith were prominent mem bers of the Welsh Baptist church here. The following pupils of the Seventh Grade, Beall High School, Miss Davis, teacher, were present every day in the fall term ending this week: James Clark, Willie George, Oscar Hayes, Boyns McMannis, Frank Prichard, Vernon Rodda, John Ira Stewart, Nelson Speir, Melvin Vogtman, Helen Gunter, Ra chael Knieriem, Helen Miller, Zenora Nickel, Julia Oden, Anna Pritchard, Rena Skidmore. The ground formerly owned by U. M. Stanton and sisters, on the Cassel man river near Grantsville, a ten acre tract, has been purchased by Messrs. W. E. G. Hitchins, Dr. I. E. Ritter and others for a family summer re sort. Several bungalows are in course of erection. The picturesque section of country around this place will ere long become the home of many sum mer vacationists. They are a valuable asset to any community. War Helps United States. Here are a few war orders received in this conntry in one week. Mess tins, 500,000, to a Pittsburgh, Pa. firm. Shaving brushes, 500,000 to a Pitts burgh, Pa., firm. Shrapnel, 18,000 tons, from the French government. Sweater coats, 2,000,000, from France and England. Motor trucks, 900, Packard Motor Company. Overcoating goods, 650,000 yards, from French government. Steel rails, 100,000 tons from Russia. Turkey has placed large orders for barb wire. Cotton, 44,839 bales for the Allied countries. Orders were received in one day for 1,500,000 bushels of wheat. One day’s shipment from New York was valued at $3,781,689. Yet with all these orders we have a panic brought about by the Demo ocrat national administration, which the Democrats are inclined to blame on the European war. Employes of the “Big Store” Hold Annual Dance. Hitchins Brothers Company gave their annual winter dance for their employes in the Frostburg Opera House dance hall, Wednesday evening, com mencing at 9 o’clock and continuing until midnight. Refreshments were served. Music was fornished by Beall’s orchestra. Both the present and former employes of the company, as well as a number of their friends, participated in the dance, and a fine time is reported. MASONIC BANQUET WAS FINE AFFAIR Masons and Guests to the Number of 300 Participated at the Six tieth Anniversary Banquet— ' Fine Program Rendered. One of the most pleasing and suc cessful fraternal events ever “pulled off” in Frostburg, was the above named banquet, which was held in this city on Monday evening by Moun tain Eodge, No. 99, in Stern’s Hall. The menu was served by the ladies of the Presbyterian Church r and con sisted of 21 different varieties of good things, the very best of the markets, and prepared in most delicious style. The long tables were tastefully ar ranged, and the hall was handsomely decorated. The Masonic Orchestra, comprising members of the lodge—Messrs. Robt. Kaplon, violin ; Dr. William Michael, piano ; R. Hilleary Eancaster, clari net ; James King, cornet; William H. Howatt, trombone, and G. Dud. Aocking, bass —rendered fine selec tions in two intermissions. Frank C. Beall, a past master, pre sided, delivering the opening remarks and introductions in manner and terms which evoked numerous ex pressions of fraternal assent and amusement. Rev. Dr. J. N. Beall invoked the blessing, and Rev. Dr. J. H. Bickford pronounced the benediction. The Oldest Livlug Member. The first announcement made by the chairman was “an original reading” by J. Benson Oder, characterized as “the patriarch of the lodge, the oldest living member,” a paper which com prised two stories of personal experi ence wherein Free Masonry played the part of an exemplar of the Golden Rule. The reading interested the au dience to a tense degree, and at the close evoked strenuous applause. A solo by Miss Ernestine V, Wittig, a humorous recitation by Miss Edythe Price, and a song by Rev. Paul G. Saffran were each complimented in encore calls. Impromptu addresses by Drs. S. A. Baer and Prof. E. F. Webb, of the State Normal School faculty, and Dr. Timothy Griffith, furnished occa sion for many bursts of laughter. Each is a ready, fluent speaker, equal to all emergencies, instructive or humorous. The final address was delivered by Rev. Dr. J. N. Beall, who treated Free Masonry from the social, fraternal, ethical and Christian sides. Nearing the midnight hour the lodge quartet—Messrs. Thomas T. Spier, G. Dud. Hocking, William H. Howatt and Dr. J. C. Pfeiffer, sang two selections with great brought one i e c ?Ae town’s most memorable even ings to a close by singing “Blest Be the Tie That Binds.” Thomas G. Phillips Loses In Case Against C. & W. E. Ry. Co. The jury in the case of Thomas G. Phillips, against the Cumberland Elec tric Railway Company for SIO,OOO dam ages, returned a verdict late Wednes day for the defendant. The plaintiff through his attorney, P. Clarence Barnes, alleges he was seriously in jured in boarding a street car of the defendant company on June 4, 1914. James A. McHenry and George Eouis Eppler represented the railway com pany. Following the verdict in the Phillips damage case, the jury was discharged until Friday morning, when another damage case will be taken up. There are also a number of removed cases from Washington county which will be heard at this term. Chief Judge A. Hunter Boyd will preside in the case of Walter Rosslyn Chambers against Alfred Kline, which has been set for Friday. Bowery Street Pavitig Outlook. The Bowery street grade and bridge controversy between our city officers and the Cumberland & Pennsylvania Railroad Co., seems at last to be set tled, according to a letter received by City Attorney Charles G. Watson, from the State Public Service Com mission* to which the matter was re ferred some time ago. The commis sion says that the present grade on Bowery street, which is 18 feet, is high enough, and that the railroad company may construct any kind of bridge over its cut it may desire. This settles definitely the question as to whether the city is forced to raise the street at this point in order that the railroad company may con struct a new bridge, and the street committee will be able to agree on the concrete bridge, which was the last proposition put up to council by the railroad company. The city is to pay half the price of building the bridge, and the railroad company half. The city had already accepted this proposi tion, but work was not started on the bridge because the grade question in tervened. ' Bowery street is 3,350 feet long, and to pave it means the giving out of a large contract. The street committee has already taken the matter up, and hopes to have the contract awarded within the next few days, it is said. m - 7 '" Awarded $5,000 Damages. The jury in the damage suit of Es ther Smith agaiijst the Cumberland Electric Railway Company brought in a verdict in favor of the plaintiff and assessed the damages at $5,000. Mrs. Smith was injured some time ago by two cars colliding. A DROP OF INK makes millions think. Be wise and advertise. MARYLAND AND LIQUOR. Accurate Information Regarding Local Option and Prohibition in This State. In response to many inquiries con cerning the status of local option and prohibition in Maryland, The Spirit, for the information of its read ers on this topic, publishes the following, which is absolutely ac curate, and shows exactly what has been done along local option and pro hibition lines, and the course that is mapped out by the “drys” for the fu ture : Maryland does not have a general local option law. In order to vote on the question of “Eicense or No-Eicense,” a special act of the Legislature is required. The Legislature granted the right to vote on the license question in four counties, namely, Charles, Carroll, Garrett and St. Mary’s. Charles, Garrett and Carroll coun ties have held their elections, and St. Mary’s will vote August 3, 1915. The act granting the vote in Cecil county requires the question to be submitted every four years. The question came up again this year. The “dry” majorities in the coun ties voting are as follows: Charles, 375; Carroll, 1216; Garrett, 1904, and Cecil, 1102. As the result of these elections three more counties are added to the “No- License” territory of the state, and 105 saloons must close May 1, 1915. 1548 square miles are added to the state’s “No-Eicense” territory, and 60,435 to her “No-Eicense” popula lation. By speeial acts of the last Legisla ture, a “No-Eicense” district was cre ated in St. Mary’s county, closing 5 saloons. Petersville Election Dis trict, Frederick county, was made “No-Eicense” territory, five saloons in Knoxville were put out of business, and a “No-License” district border ing on the District of Columbia, in Prince George county, was created, closing two saloons. For six years the Anti-Saloon League contended for a general local option bill. After this measure met with defeat for the third time in the Legislative session of 1912, the League dropped the local option question and started the war for state-wide prohi bition. A bill propqsing to amend the constitution so as to prohibit the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors within the state, was submit ted at the 1914 session of the Legisla ture, and went down to defeat. The Anti-Saloon League is now busily engaged in perfecting plans and organization for the purpose of securing a Legislature that will sub mit the question of state-wide prohi bition to a vote of the peoole. The matter will be jjjMr 'many people believe it will win. The Hummelshimes and Eichelber ger Sentenced by Judge Keedy. Judge Keedy on Wednesday after noon overruled the motion for a new trial in the Humnielshime-Eichelber ger conspiracy case. The court sentenced Dr. Hummel shime to pay a fine of S2OO, to pay one third of the costs of the trial, and serve three months in the Allegany county jail. The same sentence was passed upon Eichelberger. H. Bruce Hummelshime was sen tenced to pay a fine of SIOO, one-third of the costs, and serve 60 days in the Allegany county jail. Immediately after passing of the sentences counsel for the defense filed a notice to take the case to the Court of Appeals, and the defendants were released on bail. In his answer Judge Keedy said that the motion for a new trial was based on two points, that the verdict was granted against the evidence, and the allegation that the statements of the court in the Wingert case, had an influence prejudicial to the de fendants; not that the language of the court had such an influence, but for the reason that such statements were given in an emphatic manner. Judge Keedy said that if the state ments made by him in commenting on the Wingert verdict would have had any influence, it would be in his opinion in favor of the defendants. The court stated that the objection to the language of the Acting State’s Attorney, in the trial referred to in the motion for a rehearing, was not objected to at the time of the trial. He reviewed the case fully and stated in conclusion that the testimony on the part of the state’s witnesses clear ly established the guilt of the tra verses if the jury chose to believe the state’s witnesses. HEAP BIG TIME. Improved Order of Red Men Adopt ed a Large Class of Pale Faces Here on Tuesday Evealag. Under the uuspices of Allegany Tribe, No. 67, I. O. R. M., the seven tribes in Allegany county of that order participated in a large class adoption in the Frostburg Opera House on Tuesday evening. , A special train on the C. & P. R. R. brought six coaches packed with Red Men, who paraded the town amid the strains of music furnished by a good band, and there was red fire and shouting galore. The doings lasted until a late hour, and the affair was a great success in every way. We are unable to give the complete program, but it was full of interest and gave - the I. O. R. M. a great boost in Frost burg, where it is a very popular order . and embraces in its membership many of Frostburg’s very best cit izens. I "• ‘ BE A BOOSTER, not a knocker. THE FROSTIBSiSH T, FROSTBURG, MD, n,„ t pj§lffiia dec of Former popular and wide- Coti ffl m ut;ch South. Rev. j Gree.fflßSl tion minister of the ui *> WaS holding serviJHßHfll 011 Muddy Creek ber I had reprimanded Quick®®® , '' d > who were at the servi pissing the congre gation le gof |> bu ffffy and start ' ed to hil honi j-sbury, three miles mountain dense woods he was waylaid Murdered, his horse going o. hoJkith a part of the buggy, whic V sed alarm ’ and search was in finding his body in tkf ad with sknll crush ed, aboijt from where he had held seiyvicesK Rev. kr. was well know in Cumberland He was once pistqr fthe M. E. Church in ' Frostburg. ! married to Miss Virginia Ha " nd > °f Romney. A Deg P Compliment. The folio compliment concerning vell-known and popu lar Frostbijfv appeared in a Cum berland pailj ls * : week : “Frostbu ls lon ff been noted f° r its stage 1 t. both dramatic and comic. Of flatter, the most recent exponents . Eichhorn and Clifton black-face comedi ans, theat-_Hy known as Rus and Hos. Th specialty is singing and dancing, ; Y at their several recent : appearano it the Frostburg Opera Hpuse th 'proved so entertaining that the i ■ gement of the Maryland Theater .mberland will give them 1 an oppo Jy to show their skill, shortly, mat popular playhouse. They an * h Frostburg boys of ex cellent f L.'es —splendid fellows who will som a ; take a high place among the bla <* ce comedians of the country. t> t censed to Wed. The f< .'wing named couples re ! cently s lired marriage licenses at Cumberl Jd ; Fredei k Charles Schmidt and Iva Viola Jo both of Donora, Pa. ThomJFloyd Ernest Bess, Hinton, W. Va.,lad Mary Banks Macfarlane, Oumberind. Jacob Vlvin Roymaley and Laura Homan, >oth of Mannington, W. Va. Lester William Witmer and Ethel ’ Grace Gammon, both of Beliefonte, Pa. > Mariori Purzel Hunter and Naomi Margare- Miller, both of Tyrone, Pa. ,f Pa. John William Leshelfkey and Maud Arlington Lee, both of Banning, Pa. USING THAT HUBBERSTAMP AND GET SOME REAL LETTER HEADS Good Letter Heads Are Good Business WE PRINT THEM FOR YOU Something Nice i , AT THIS OFFICE In the line of L Cards, Letter Heads, Envelopes,Bill ; heads. Statements, Folders, Hand , bills. Show Bills, Posters, Sate : Bills, Pamphlets, Blank Books. ' Let us print them for you \ : YOU CAN’T make a better invest ment with $1.50 than to use it in ! paying a year’s subscription to your . home paper. • I I The Citizens National Bank, FROSTBURG, MD. A Roll of Honor Bank ") A “Roll of Honor Bank” is one pos sessing Surplus and Profits in excess of Capital $50,000 Capital, thus giving tangible evidence L i f . AAA of Strength and Security. Surplus and Fronts, So2,OUU Y Of the 7500 National Banks in the 1 a„av COCA AAA United States, only 1200 occupy this Assets Over . . $850,000 proud I ' WE ARE AMONG THE NUMBER. | We Cordially Invite You to Do Your Banking With Us. D. ARMSTRONG, 0 FRANK WATTS, President. Cashier. The Willingness to Serve. The Equipment to Serve Well. I L\ : 1 I I II THE LYRIC CAFE. John Yuagerama’s New Place of Busiaess Is a Beauty. The above named place opened its doors for business to-day (Thursday), and is far the most expensively equip ped cafe and bar in Frostburg. Mr. Yungerman sold a cafe and bar on Broadway, last March, where he and his father did a very successful business for a period of about 34 years. After he sold the place to its present owner, Ira Finzel, Mr. Yun german removed with his family to Hagerstown. But in response to the longing in his heart for good old Frostburg, he returned some time ago and rented new quarters in the Col born & Watts building, formerly known as Moat’s Opera House, and later as the Stanton building. Mr. Yungerman’s new place of bus iness is located in a room 105 feet long, and is equipped with the fine mahogany fixtures which formerly formed a part of the Waldo Hotel of Clarksburg, W. Va., Mr. Yungerman having purchased them from Senator Koff when West Virginia went “dry.” The main cafe contains three luncheon booths, a buffet coqnter and a large bar. This main room has two private communicating dining rooms and a kitchen. Above, on the second floor, is a flat which Mr. Yungerman and his family occupy. The return to this place of Mr. Yungerman, re-establishes in the community a man long prominent in the town’s business and political circles. Walter Yungerman, a nephew of the owner of the Eyrie Cafe, will be its assistant manager. / ♦ More Money Needed to Complete the Road to John’s Rock. The following statement was hand ed out last week concerning the status of the building of the new road lead ing from the National Pike to John’s Rock : Work on the new road to John’s Rock is being carried on this week. In addition to the $95 subscribed, $46.50 was contributed by the following donors : Mrs. W. R. Percy, $5; Rober deau Anaan, $5; Citizens National Bank, $lO ; G. Dud. Hocking, $5; Geo. Stern, $5 ; John Ryan, $1 ; G. E. Pearce, $2; George N. Beall, $1; J. Glenn j Beall, $1; William Harvey, $2.50; Ed ward Willison, $1; Christian Fischer, I $1 ; Charles Dillon, $1 ; W. H. Jeffries, $1 ; George J. Wittig, $5. Total re | ceived to date amounts to $141.50. The amount still required to finish the road ;is $358.50. Public contributions are invited and will be received by j George J. Wittig, W. E. G. Hitchins | and George G. Townsend. glsy WHEN YOU HAVE ANY K PLUMBING, HEATING | g OR. | | GAS FITTING X TO BE DONE, GIVE US A CALL. x X x X We Guarantee x | All Our Work Jj WE HAVE A FEW GAS RANGES | p we will sell at cost*. F. J. Naim (8b Bro. , J JOW<KXXJOSXXSO<JO<XXKKKXXXXX t ■ ■ .■ . Rank—Lewis. One of the prettiest weddings of the season took place recently at the Methodist parsonage, Midland, by the Rev.Mr.Bird, when Henry Rank, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rank, Graham town, was married to Miss Clara Belle Eewis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Eewis, of Shaft. The bride was attired in a navy blue traveling suit with hat to match. The couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Johnson, of Shaft. After the cere mony the party went to the home of the groom, where a reception was tendered them by the immediate members of the family, and then to Shaft, where a delicious supper was served at the home of the bride. They left last Friday for a honeymoon of two weeks, including visits to Wash ington, Baltimore and Columbus,Ohio. Mr. Rank is employed in the cler ical force of the Consolidation Coal Company, and both he and his bride have a wide circle of friends here. Mr. and Mrs. Rank will be at home to their friends after December 1, at Shaft. NO GOOD CITIZEN will allow a trifle less than 3 cents a week to stand in the way of becoming a sub scriber to bis home paper. Spates—Smith. Miss Julia Smith, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smith, Wash ington street, and Mr. Frank Spates, son of Mrs. Ann Malee, Beall street, were married at 6:30 o’clock, Wednes day morning, in St. Michael’s Catholic Church, by Richard O’Neill, pastor. They were attended by MisS Theresa Smith, a sister of the bride, and Mr. Mack Mathias. The bride wote a traveling suit of green velvet with hat, shoes and gloves corresponding. The bridesmaid wore a suit of blue wifh hat to match. After the wedding M,r. and Mrs. Spates left for Washington, where they will spend their honeymoon. Upon their return they will reside with the groom’s mother at the’family residence, Beall street. ' Mr. Spates is one of the owners Of . the Palace and Eyrie Theaters.,. He is one of Frostburg’s most prominent . young business men, and is popular socially, having made many acquaint ances all over the county as a member of the Frostburg Baseball Club of sev eral years ago, and as a vocalist E>f unusual talent. His bride is also , prominent among the younger people t of the town. WE ALWAYS NEED THE MONEY you owe us on subscription.