j LOCAL AND GENERAL j
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.
C. H. Morgan, of the Western News
paper Union, Pittsburgh, Pa., was a
business caller at The Spirit office
Mrs. Thomas G. Dillon, East Union
street, went to Washington, D. C., re
cently, to visit her daughter, Mrs.
Arthur Stevens, of Midland, son of
Mrs. Henry Wagus, is recovering
from a severe operation performed
last week for the removal of his
Joel Yutzy, one of the. most promi
nent and highly esteemed residents of
Greenville township, Pa., was trans
acting business in Frostburg one day
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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,
Shaving brushes, 500,000 to a Pitts
burgh, Pa., firm.
Shrapnel, 18,000 tons, from the
Sweater coats, 2,000,000, from
France and England.
Motor trucks, 900, Packard Motor
Overcoating goods, 650,000 yards,
from French government.
Steel rails, 100,000 tons from Russia.
Turkey has placed large orders for
Cotton, 44,839 bales for the Allied
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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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
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
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,
Jacob Vlvin Roymaley and Laura
Homan, >oth of Mannington, W. Va.
Lester William Witmer and Ethel
’ Grace Gammon, both of Beliefonte,
Mariori Purzel Hunter and Naomi
Margare- Miller, both of Tyrone, Pa.
John William Leshelfkey and Maud
Arlington Lee, both of Banning, Pa.
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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
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
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.
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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
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.
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.
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