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8 The Leading 8 8 Weekly Newspaper of Allegany 8 8 County, Maryland 8 I ''nnOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FORTY-FOURTH YEAR. NO. 45 m ini noma No Divine Authority For Their Ecclesiasticol Titles. Christian People Humbugged—Digni fied False Pretense —Christ’s King dom Thereby Injured—Shackles of Ignorance and Superstition Forged. The Start of the Error—lts Motive. Its Bad Effects—The Proper Remedy. New York City. TSj Russell, speaking sion.” (Isaiab (PASTOR gUSSELI_)J 68 ; i.) He prefac ed bis address with some remarks respecting the un pleasant duty Implied in his text, de claring that he would fat rather speak only smooth, pleasant things to ev erybody and concerning everybody. The Pastor certainly has the happy faculty of stating pungent truths In sympathetic language well supported by kindly tones. He speaks from the beart and carries conviction as re spects his sincerity. He said in part: Every unbiased student of the Bible surely will agree that our Redeemer and His disciples manifested great hu mility. in contrast with the clergy of our day and of centuries past. None of our Lord’s disciples were Reverends, Right tieverends. Most Reverends— none of them were clergymen They knew nothing whatever about the dis tinction between clergy and laity which subsequently developed. Jesus indeed did receive the title of Lord, or Master, Teacher; but with great hu mility He ix>inted out that His teach ing was not His own, that He spoke the Message of the Father Similarly the Apostles glorified God. and de dared themselves "men of like pas sions with yourselves." Jesus taught IHis disciples that they should not he self-seeking, that they should not seek the honor which cometh from meu, but only that which cometh down from Above. “One is your Master, even Christ: and all ye are brethren." was His way of forewarning us against the error which afterward divided the Lord’s people Into clergy and laity Shackles of Ignorance and Superstition. it is but reasonable to assume that many Christian ministers have Dei ther studied deeply nor thought care fully on this subj’ect. but have merely followed the beaten path of their vari ous denominations without inquiring for the Divine authority of their ordi nation, titles and honors of men as titled ecclesiastics. But our sympathy should uot hinder us from freeing our minds of the shackles of ignorance and superstition, nor hinder us from help ing others to the liberty wherevsdth Christ makes free. The persecutions of the Second and Third Centuries undoubtedly tended to keep the Church humble and free from hypocrites, but the prosperity dating from the beginning of the Fourth Century had a had effect Many of the bishops, according to Church history, neglected to follow the example of Jesus and the Apostles, and became lords, dignitaries in the Church, seeking to impress the w'orldly, espe cially the rulers, with their Importance in the year 830 A. D., under the pat ronage of the Emperor Constantine, all Christians who acknowledged the Ni cene Creed were uot only protected but honored, the Emperor seeking to strengthen his political power thereby. By him the Bishop of Rome was grant ed special honor as a chief amongst the Bishops, this also suiting the Em peror’s plans of making Rome the cen ter of both political and religious in fluence. In the century following, the power of the Bishops was greatly In creased by various false doctrines which gradually crept in. The doctrine of a fiery Hell of torture was one of these, followed later by a theory that members of the true Church would never be sent to it. but instead to Pur gatory, the tortures of which would furnish them a second chance for puri fication and preparation for Heaven. The clergy gradually grasped more and more of power and money foi services in this world and beyond Every marriage not performed by them would not be valid. Those mar ried otherwise would be living in sin The theory of infant damnation made the ministers additionally necessary to sprinkle the babes, to preserve them from eternal torture. Then followed classification of sins and the fixing ot penalties and arranging for masses for the sooner deliverance of the culprit from Purgatory. Rites and ceremonies connected with the dead were also de clared necessary. All of these served to bind the people to the clergy, and more and more separated them from the simplicity of the Gospel and the example of Jesus and the Apostles, to which we are seeking to return, but are fought at every step by Ignorance and superstition within and without A Point Not Generally Known. Favored by conditions prevailing, the Bishop of Rome became more and more prominent, while the Roman Em pire gradually went to pieces. The Bishop of Rome took to himself the THE FROSTBURG SPIRIT title Pontifex Maximus, which signi fies “highest religious dignitary,” a ti tle which previously had been held by the Caesars. Another step In the wrong direction, which thoroughly sep arated the clergy from the laity, was the doctrine still held by the Church of Rome; namely, that the clergy alone constitute the Church, and that the common people are the “children of the Church " Many Catholics are not aware of this fact, but think that they are members of the Catholic Church They forget that while they are prlvl leged to can the unordained students by the title Brother, all the ordained number must he reeugiPzed as Father The year S(JO found Pope III. in great honor, and the Church flourish ing and making nigher claims than ever before: namely, that the Church became at that time the Kingdom of God. Catholics still hold that the Mil lennium. or Christ’s thousand-year Reign, began that year They claim that the Popes, each In turn, represent Christ in His Throne; hence the decla ration that the Popes are Christ’s Vice gerent—reigning Instead of Him When the Pope represented Christ, the Cardinnls as an order were brought in to represent the highest order of the Church in glory; then Archbishops. Bishops and the lower clergy—all sep arated from the people by a great gulf —the Clergy, the Elect of God. holding the power and the destinies ot the laity in their control; the laity depend ent upon the clergy for baptism, mar riages, funerals, holy candles, holy wa ter, consecrated burying-ground. and finally, an entrance Into Purgatory in stead of into eternal torment, with the ultimate hope of rescue to glory and with assistances by the way obtainable through the office ot the Mass. I am discussing the Church of Rome only, because for a time there was no other Indeed, for a time it was dan gerous to even suggest another The Pope and the College of Cardinals, rep resenting the Almighty, instructed the people who should be their kings and princes; and. as a matter of course they were Instructed to be obedient only to such as recognized the papal power, and they were absolved from obedience to others. Thus the separation amongst Christ’s followers of clergy and laity was estab lished for centuries before the Protes tant denominations of today were born It was but natural that the Protes tants should more or less copy the prac tises and many of the doctrines with which they had been familiar from childhood. The Greek, Armenian and Anglican Churches copied very closely the “Mother.” They still preserve the likeness la many .Voyxt-ts. even though they came out of her as Protest-ants and have sought to return 10 the Bible teachings and methods. But power and ceremony are difficult matters to get rid of. In consequence we see every where forms of godliness without seeing much manifestation of its power We see much lip reverence without much manifestation of the Spirit of Christ Protestants and Christ’s Kingdom. Protestants are much confused re specting the papal claim that Christ’s Kingdom has been set up. They, of course, deny that the Popes are Christ’s vicegerent Nevertheless, they have followed Papacy's lead in telling earthly kingdoms and rulers that they are part and parcel of Christ's King dom—" Christendom.” They send theh chaplains with the armies and navies of these kingdoms. They receive'finan cial support and recognition from them, and call upon the civil power to suppress so-called heretics, refuse them license to preach, etc. Thus they fol low closely in the footsteps of their Mother. Altogether these false doc trines are surely responsible, not only for many of the wars of the past, but also for the present European war. We may assume that some of the clergy. Catholic and Protestant, are thoroughly eoufused and honestly do ing what they believe to be the Lord’s will in these matters. But, on the oth er hand, we are bound to assume that in the light of our day there are thou sands of ministers who are not deceiv ed—who know full well that the world is ruled, not by Christ and His teach ings, but by self-seeking kings, princes, nobles, financiers, politicians, etc. But knowing these things, seeing the people in ignorance, what have the ministers of so-called “Christendom” done to open the eyes of the people to the truth on this subject—to tell them that these kingdoms are not Christ’s kingdoms in any sense of the word? How few of them ever even refer to the Second Coming of the Re deemer! How few of them have ever pointed their people to St- Peter’s words respecting the glorious Times of Restitution which Messiah’s King dom will usher in: “Repent ye, there fore. and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out. when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and He shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you. whom the Heavens must retain until the Times of Rest! tution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all His holy Prophets since the world began.”— Acts 3:19-21. Policy, self-seeking, lack of candor, ' are certainly manifest in the course of the preachers of all denominations. Now as the hour of their judgment ap proaches they deserve our sympathy. They have held on so long to the er rors of the past that they are ashamed now to turn about and make confes sion. Many of them think that the safer course is to “bluff” the people. But it will not do. The light is shining too brightly for that Knowledge is increasing every moment. Many in the pews are as well educated as the occupant of the pulpit and decline to be any longer fed on chaff and wind. Hence the eomplained-of decline in 1 | church attendance. FROSTBURG, MD, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1914 Pastor Russell’s Ordination. In an endeavor to intimidate their people, to hinder them from hearing me and from reading my books enti tled "Studies in the Scriptures,” the preachers are going to absurd lengths They have tried all kinds of slander and vinification, but still the common people are hearing gladly In all parts of the world the Message of the Bible —its anti-clerical Message They have pub lished me as a heretic, only to find that the most thoughtful and lntelll gent of their people realize that their creeds are unsatisfactory and are the more anxious to know what 1 have to tell them respecting the Bible Message of God's Wisdom. Justice, Love and Power, operating through Jesus now for the blessing of the Church, and doting the Millennium for the blessing of the remainder of the world. 1 am glad that they are making known that l am not an ordained min lster of their kind as St. Paul says, 1 am not ordained of man or by man. but by the Lord. Galatians l:l.i In men tioning ordination, these ministers are counting on the ignorance of their peo pie on the subject. Let me make the subject plain. The Church of Rome does not recoguize the ordination of any Protestant minister Until quite recently the Church of England recog nized the ordination of the Church of Rome and the Greek Church, but did not recognize the ordination of Luther ans, Methodists. Presbyterians, etc.; nor do the others recognize each the Baptist ordination If a preacher goes from one denomination to another, it Is not requisite that he change his mind at all respecting the creeds, however different, hut it is necessary that he be re-ordained by the denomination which he enters. As 1 refuse to be identified with any of these earthly churches. I. of course, do not wish an ordination or an authority to preach from any of them The Only One True Church. Nothing in the Bible gives authority for the organization of any of these churches. The Church which Jesus founded, and of which the Apostles were the Inspired teachers, is Scrip turally declared to be “the Church of the First horns, whose names are writ ten in Heaven.” This Church is Joined only upon God's terms, and the names are written or blotted out only by the Redeemer Himself. On Its roll-call we doubt not there are saintly persons who are members of all denominations; but their earthly membership, contrary to the Scriptures, does not promote them in the Lord's esteem; but. on the contrary, they are hiudered thereby. According to the Bible, whoever Joins the Church of Christ does so by Joining Christ Himself-by surrender ing his will to the Master—by becom ing His pupil and follower-by exer rising faith in Him- by being begot ten of the Holy Spirit- by cultivating the fruits and graces of that Spirit by thus being made ready for the in heritanee of the saints the Millennial Kingdom. These, as the Apostle de dares, are children of God and. If chll dren. then heirs—heirs of God and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ their Lord, if so he that they suffer with Him, that they may be also glorified together—in His Kingdom, now soon to be manifested.-Romans 8:17. The Church of Christ, according to the Bible, has an earthly association, but It is not a bondage. It das no creed but the Bible. All of Its mem bers are brethren. None of them are lords. None ot them are of the clergy class. None lord It over God’s her itage. In their voluntary association as brethren some are recognized as Elder brethren, and are given more particular charge In the Church by the stretching forth of the hands of the Congregation in voting for them and by the subsequent co-operation of tile Holy Spirit assisting them In the serv Ice of the Ecclesia There are also Deacons, or servants In the Ecclesia who specially attend to other matters. ; There are also, according to tile Scrip tures, some who may he recognized as Pastors, or shepherds of the (lock, un der the great chief Shepherd and Bish op of their souls, the I.olxl Jesus Christ So far from separating God’s people into clergy and laity, the Scriptures in sist that only One is the Master, that all others of the lord's jieople are ! brethren They are all ordained of ( God to be Divine ambassadors, to speak forth the Word of trod as they have ' talent and opportunity The qualify ing ordination set forth in tile Scrip i tures is that they shall have received the begetting of the Holy Spirit. This 1 is said to he “an unction from the Holy One”—an anointing This, is typified in the holy anointing 1 oil used by The Jewish nigh priest As 1 that anointing w-,s poured upon the head of the priest and ran down to the skirts of his garment, so in antitype 1 the anointing ot all the members of 1 the true Church took place In the per ‘ son of the Lord Jesus Christ He was l anointed of the Father to he the Bish 1 op of our souls, to he the Head over 1 the Church which is the Royal Priest hood. He is our great High Priest 1 His ordaining and anointing is the one ’ which extends to all the members of His Church giving the humblest of the Lord's people full ordination of , God to speak His Word in tils name f and to expound the same to the extent • of his talents and opportunities This ordination came upon Jesus at the time of His baptism, and was rec ognized as coming to the Church at 1 Pentecost and has been with the Church ever since. Whoever, there i fore, comes into the true Church of Christ by nuion with the living Head ; comes under the Scriptural ordination 5 What was prophesied of the Head is l applicable to nil His members; namely. , “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon > Me: because He hath anointed Me to . preach good tidings unto the meek; to i bind np the broken-hearted: to declare the acceptable year of the Lord.” PROF. RICHARD HARRIS JOINS SILENT MAJORITY Noted Frostburg Vocalist Passes Away After Pro longed Illness, Mourned By a Large Circle of Friends. ———————————The subject of this sketch died Sb at his home oil Grant street, this c ‘ty. on Tuesday morning, the Bth years, 8 months and 4 days. '■(' ,;Vr from which the deceased suffered ■ intensely for a long while, but he ’■T ! - r :was confined to his bed only dur ing the last week of his life. y':-. HSlProf. Harris is said to have 'jgdjßßaßßßsa been, in his day, Allegany conn • HS&|i9g|gHgi ty’s most noted vocalist and MBBmalllHirHvfe• - SmfixnlHffiffral vocal teacher. He was born at Prof. Richard Harris. Maesteg Glenmorganshire South Wales. At the early age of seven years he began singing, and at twelve years he was director of a winning choir in a contest. At sixteen he divided honors in solo singing in a contest with seventeen of the best singers. From victory after victory in Wales he came to America in 1880, to Frostburg in 1881, and the latter year married Elizabeth Ellis. Here he was successful in his musical career, having led church choirs in every town along George’s Creek. He has directed a num ber of excellent cantatas and oratorios, and he organized and directed St. David’s Glee Club, which has won a number of prizes over other clubs. Prof. Harris was twice married and is survived by his second wife, who was also married twice, her first husband’s name being Ellis, and eight chil dren, Lyshon Prichard, of Girard, Ohio, the only child from the first mar riage, and Mrs. William Hanna, Mrs. Jane Kline (step-daughters); Mrs. Chris topher Krouse, Mrs. Sarah Bevans and Mrs. Thomas Harris, all of Frost burg ; Mrs. Gomer Jones, of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Mrs. Daniel Davis, of Salida, Col. He also leaves the following sisters : Mrs. E. H. B. Prichard, Frostburg; Mrs. Thomas Thomas, Sharon, Pa. ; Mrs. Thomas Davis, Scranton, Pa.; Mrs. Reese Reese, of Texas; Mrs. Jane Evans and Mrs. Thomas Reese, of Wales. One sister, Mrs. Thomas Elias, died in Frostburg some time ago. Professor Harris was one of the most talented and successful choir leaders known in this section. While he lived here he was leader at various times of the following church choirs : Congregational, First Methodist Episcopal, Presbyterian and Episcopal, of this place, and Presbyterian, of Lonacoping. He also at one time led a large choir in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He has also direct ed glee clubs and other musical organizations here and elsewhere. Prof. Harris had competed with choirs and glee clubs in several big musical con tests. He was once director of a glee club from this place that won first prize in a singing contest in Pittsburgh, Pa. Professor Han\is was employed by the Metropolitan Fife Insurance Com pany for a number of years, and at the time of his death was receiving a pension from thxtrompany for his long and loyal service. He was ameiuner ot Savage Mountain Lodge, No. 128, I. O. O. E.; Allegany Tribe, No. 57, Improved Order of Red Men, and at the time of his death was leader of the Mozart Glee Club, of this place. The funeral will be held Friday, at 2 p. m., under the auspices of the Christian Science Church, of which deceased was a member. Interment will be made in Allegany cemetery'. The Arion Band will hold special rehearsal this (Thursday) evening to pre pare music for the funeral of Prof. Harris. The Mozart Glee Club will meet on the same evening at the home of G. Dud. Hocking, for the same purpose. I rof. Harris was an exemplary citizen, also a generous, warm-hearted indi vidual, greatly beloved by a large circle of friends, who deeply mourn his death. 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 lOHCE MORE A FOUR- PACE PAPER I 8 - o o o x Once more The Spirit is a four-page paper, only half its regular 8 O size. This means, of course, among othei things, that much import- O O ant news had to be omitted from its columns for reasons that could not o 8 be obviated. q O The paper’s reduced size this week is all due to some large job or- O O dtrs that came belated and were needed in a rush, such as many thou- o 0 sands of posters requiring a large amount of type setting and press q O work, 10,000 of these going to one firm, The Hitchins Bros. Co., who are O O getting ready for one of the most attractive special sales of merchan- O q dise ever held in Allegany county. Then, too, there were thousands of q 0 opera bills and programs, stationery, etc., to print, new advertisements O O to set. and 2.000 64-page telephone directories to get out at the earliest O q possible moment. q Some of this work is not completed yet, and neither did we get time 0 O to do a thing yet on the handsome 12-page holiday number we propose O H to get out next week. q X Our presses have been running overtime, and all that sort of thing, 0 Q and in spite of it all, in order to supply the urgent needs of our many O 5 good job printing patrons, we have found it necessary to get the paper o § out this week in only half its regular size. 0 Q Under the circumstances, we trust that our readers will pardon all O O shortcomings in the paper. q 80OOOOOOOOOOOOOOCOCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO INTEREST GROWING IN POTATO CONTEST Citizens National Bank of Frost burg Arousing Farmers to Their Own Welfare, and Good Re sults Are Bound to Ensue. The Citizens National Bank of Frost burg, which some time ago took the iniative in getting up a seed potato contest for next fall, is greatly en couraged by the co-operation being shown by the farmers. The aims, objects and benefits of the contest were all explained in a former issue of The Spirit, and Cash ier Watts is now busy sending out letters to farmers, worded like the fol lowing, which ought to be promptly acted upon by the farmers receiving! them : FrostburG, Md., Dec. 8, 1914. Dear Sir We are highly gratified and greatly encouraged by the inter est manifested in our Seed Potato campaign. Judging from the replies already j received, supplemented by personal l interviews with many leading farmers, confidently look forward to a mam- I moth exhibition of seed potatoes dur ing the fall of 1915. In order to Encourage the produc tion of potatoes on a larger scale, we thought best to require every person entering the contest to plant not less than one-half acre. Now, as to the seed. It is highly essential that we start vvith pure seed, free from all fungus diseases. We must engage this seed now, and have it properly stored, with the under standing that it is to be shipped at the proper time for planting in the spring. Dr. Stabler, of theTJ. S. Department of Agriculture, has very kindly con sented to attend to this very import ant matter. We are, therefore, assur ed as to the quality of the seed. In order that we may form an esti mate as to the amount of seed requir ed, will you kindly advise us of the quantity you will need ? It is very I important that we have a prompt reply. The varieties are the Irish Cobbler and the Green Mountain. And now, as to the price. It is very I doubtful if certified seed can be pur chased for less than SI.OO per bushel; !it may come higher. But it will not exceed $1.25 in carload lots, f. o. b. j Frostburg. | Hoping to hear from you at an early i date, we remain Very cordially yours, Frank Watts, 1 Cashier. Interesting Session 01 the City Council ■ Extra Assessment to Settle Out- , come of a Damage Suit —Hot Words 1 Pass Betweeu Mayor, Coua- i cilmea aad Clerk. ( East Monday’s session of the city . council was a very interesting one, and before the city fathers returned ( home some very warm words passed , between some of the councilmen and , Mayor Stern. ( The mayor did his usual amount of objecting, and also bored everybody , present by his usual “spiel” about i some fine system of book-keeping and town management that seems to be ' lurking somewhere in his skypiece, but which the astute mayor seems utterly unable to bring forth from . his dome of thought and make it plain to the Council just what he really wants. ( To observing people it is becoming more clear every day that all Mayor Stern vi ants is the honor of being mayor and posing as a great munici pal wiseacre, but apparently thinking : that the only thing necessary to prove that he is a great “hinky-dink” on municipal economy is to put up a great bluff instead of bringing some thing manifestly good out of Israel and proving himself a doer instead of a knocker and a wind-j amber. It was learned at the meeting Monday evening that the town has no money to pay the judgment of $3,000 obtained by Mrs. Ida J. Thomas at the October term of the circuit court in her suit against the town for dam ages sustained when she was struck by a sled last year and seriously injured. It was explained by the town attor ney that in cases such as this the mayor and councilmen are empower ed to levy an extra assessment to pay such a judgment by section 259, arti cle 23, page 651 of the code of public general laws of Maryland. Consequently an ordinance contain ing the following sections was passed with Mayor Stern dissenting : “Section 1. B(e it enacted and or dained by the mayor and councilmen of Frostburg that an assessment of ten cents is herehv made upon each one hundred dollars of assessable property in the town of Frostburg, now upon the assessment books of the mayor and councilmen of Frostburg. “Section 2. Be it further enacted and ordained that the clerk is hereby instructed and ordered to make up the amount due from each property hold er on the assessment books and deliv er the same to the tax collector. “Section 3. Be it further enacted and ordained that this ordinance take effect from the date of its passage.” This means that every property . owner will have to open his purse and help to pay the $3,000 damages award i ed to Mrs. Thomas for an injury ] which caused her the probable loss of * a foot. ) 1 Mayor Scored One Good Point. > The damage verdict caused much ) discussion, and some one suggested | that the police could have prevented ) this loss by being more strict in en ) enforcing the town’s ordinances. J Here the mayor scored one very good > point by expressing the opinion that ) the police department would never be ! more efficient as long as the police J officers were elected by the people in ) stead of being appointed by the mayor ) and council, explaining that officers > are not inclined to be very strict in ) the enforcement of ordinances, fear ) ing popular disapproval. Mr. Stern 5 contended that if the police were ap ) pointed instead of being elected by ) the people, they would not have to > cater to public approval by being lax ) in enforcing public ordinances. ) In this particular The Spirit agrees J with the mayor. Of all offices on earth, that of policeman should not be an elective office, because of the reason that the wild, woolly, hoodlum element, and that is pretty large in most towns, will always vote to place men on the police force who will allow 1 them to do as they please. Policemen should be hired by the mayor and council, who should have 7 full power to discharge them at any ’ time when found guilty of neglecting e their duty, going into saloons for E drinks, etc., or getting chummy with the toughs and crooks of the com munity. t Attorney Watson Talked Good Sense While discussing the damage case, - City Attorney Watson said it was a - hard-luck case all around, claiming that in 99 cases out of 100 the injury - sustained by Mrs. Thomas would have - healed, making the damages but e j slight. This case, he added, proved 7 ' the exception. Mr. Watson told coun • cil that Mrs. Thomas’ lawyers had r offered to settle for $2,500 before the y j suit was brought to trial, but their - ! offer was refused because the physi > | cian, the street committee and every j body connected with the case had no idea that Mrs. Thomas’ injury would y j become so serious as to threaten the loss of her foot. Mr. Watson asserted that had the town paid Mrs. Thomas $2,500, and Successor to The Frostburg Mining Journal Established 1871 WHOLE NUMBER 2,234 her injury would have proved only trivial, the taxpayers would have set up a howl lasting until doomsday, or words to that effect. He concluded by saying it was a case where the fates seemed to be against both the town and Mrs. Thomas, both being sufferers by the affair, one financially, the other physically. All members of the council agreed with Mr. Watson that everything had been done that could be done to make the town’s loss as small as possible. The extra 10-cent levy to be impos ed on taxpayers to satisfy this judg ment will bring in $3,500, there being $3,500,000 worth of assessable prop erty on the tax books. It will take all of the $3,500 to pay the judgment and attendant costs, such as court expenses, law yers’ fees, etc., and it will also make the tax-dodgers, including Mayor Stern, squirm to beat the band. The mayor’s kicking proclivities reached their climax when he refused to sign orders for payment of lawful and necessary expenditures, but some of the councilmen made it so hot for him that he finally yielded. As a knocker without being able to define a remedy for the municipal ills he constantly complains of, Mayor Stern is the limit. LADIES WORK. Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Miners’ Hospital Resign in a Body and Make Report. The members of the Ladies’ Auxili ary of the Miners’ Hospital, having been appointed by the board of direc tors to serve one year, have served the appointed time, and as a body re signed. The secretary of the auxilia ry, Miss Eva H. Jeffries, submits the following report for the term of office of the retiring auxiliary. Three donations by schools, clubs, friends, and by efforts on the part of the auxiliary about $265 was raised. Of this amount the auxiliary has spent for hospital supplies $220.80. The members of the auxiliary made many of the following articles purchased and donated to the hospital by the auxiliary : Thirty-two pairs curtains, 6 tablecloths, 72 napkins, 33 dresser covers, 1 table runner, 176 towels, 88 sheets, 63 gowns, 7 pillows, 68 pillow cases, 10 knee pillows, 2 dozen bed spreads, 1 set of dishes, kimonos, bathrobes, slippers, mops, etc. ; 2 dozen silver knives, 3 dozen silver forks, 1 dozen silver tablespoons, 3 dozen silver teaspoons, 2 dozen des sert spoons, 24 flower vases, flowers, plants and 6 taborets. From friends of the auxiliary 46 linen tray covers, a silver butter knife, 1 large wall clock and an offering box were donated. The school children of Frostburg and vicinity sent at dif ferent times 9 bushels of potatoes, dozen fresh eggs and 201 pounds of cereals. Donations for the Thanksgiving basket sent to the hospital by the members of the auxiliary and several friends were as follows: $1.25 in cash, 1 peck potatoes, 1 peck apples, 3 pounds coffee, 38 cans of vegetables, 2 cans of salmon, 7 cans fruit, 4 pack ages rice, 2 packages macaroni, 2 pumpkins, 3 cakes, 1 % gallons cranber ries, celery, 4 jars pickles, 31 glasses of jellies and preserves, and 2 dozen oranges. Penny collections from the schools : State Normal, $7.50; Beall High,s7.ls; Hill Street, $1.89; Grahamtown, $1.71; Brownsville, $1.07. Total, $19.32. A 16j4-pound turkey was purchased with the school children’s pennies,and the balance of the $19.32 put in the auxiliary’s treasury. The Thanksgiving basket was a sample of one of three such baskets sent through the auxiliary to the Miners’ Hospital—one Thanksgiving, 1913, and one Xmas, 1913. It Always Pays. Yes —advertising is as old as the eternal hills. Even when men lived in caves and got their living with a club—if they wanted to barter some thing they let the fact be known. And that is all advertising is—just letting folks know you've got some thing to sell. It is differently done now than it was yesterday; tomor row’s advertising will be done differ ently from that of today—tomorrow is a different day. The wise merchant reads as he runs. Yesterday the hand-loom and the cradle—today the sewing machine and the reaper. Yes terday, letters by post-horse—the ox cart for traveling—today people talk by : wire—or without it—and are whirled here and there and everywhere in carriages driven by controlled light ning. Yet life has not changed—we have merely quickened the pace, that : is all. The character of the journey : and the destination is the same for us as for the men of the stone-age. • Same thing as to business —it is the same old game. Advertising is the ! same thing, being different not in kind, but degree—more intelligent—more ’ intense. The merchant who tries to get ’ along without a telephone—will, of course, get along without advertising. ! But the growing merchant must advertise Exchange. BE A BOOSTER, not a knocker.