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The Leading 8 Weekly Newspaper of Allegany 8 County, Maryland 8 JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FORTY-FOURTH TEAK. NO. 47 Vi H ON If Wl Mil 111 Iff Peace Only When Christ’s King dom Is Esiahlished. The Angel Message Still Unfulfilled. “Warl War!” Instead of "Peace! Peace!” —"I Am Not Come to Send Peace, but a Sword”— The Bible Not Self-Contradictory— Consecrated Hearts, Sanctified Common Sense, the Fruit of the Spirit, Necessary to Un derstand the Bible — Harmonizing It. ■ Hrooki.x n pivm-Ded n large audience one As usual also liis discourse was out ot the ordi LttMLowsELgj message of the an gel at Jesus' birth: "hem not; tor he bold. I bring you Good Tidings ot great Joy, which shall be to ai; people.” (Luke 2:10.) He said in pari: This prophecy lias not been fulfilled as yet. Instead ot peace and good will to men, we nave war. savggen and other works ot the fiesli anil o! the Devil mentioned by St Paul anger malice, hatred, envy, strife. Not only have the prayers for peace not tieen heeded, hut instead the war spirit is kindling and spreading from nation to nation, fulfilling the prediction ot the Bible enveloping the world of man kind. The bitterness, hatred, ferocity ot the warring nations seems to in crease daily. Magnified tales ot feroe Ity are believed, and arouse correspond lng bitterness and ferocity on either side. As we understand the Scriptures the turmoil is only beginning most ot the watling and gnashing ot teeth, most' of the anguish and despair, suffering, sorrow and devastation are ahead or ns. With the cessation of tile wai the Bible seems to predict the most gigan tie revolution eve' known and. follow lng rapidly, a reign ot lawlessness, an archy, producing "a Time ot Trouble such as never was since there was a nation.”—Daniel 12:1 Added to the physical distresses ot the world, financial troubles impend in the midst of plenty. With every reasdn for prosperity the wheels of commerce are slow. The explanation given ts loss of confidence grit: but not so. The world's financiers and merchant princes are as courageous as ever, but they have met with ueyv con ditions. The wealth ot the world, once represented in money, is now represent ed in collateral, stocks and bonds. The war has made a demand for gold, un settling values of collaterals. Gold is disappearing—becoming more valuable hourly, in the same propor tion collaterals, stocks and bonds, be come less valuable hourly; because of their plethora they are a drug on the financial market. The great Insurance companies, the hanks and all wealthy , people have their reserve investments in these "securities.” Additionally, the heavy losses of life in this war will be a serious financial blow to insurance companies. It ts reasonably estimated that the fall of British bonds to one halt par has already made insolvent all the insurance companies ot Great Britain. What must we expect as the war progresses toyvard anarchy? As with every war, pestilential dis eases must be expected, while inter ference with agriculture threatens tarn Ine in various parts. This Is not an over-drawn picture, hut a sober look behind the scenes. The One Ray ot Hope. “Hope thou in God!" In the midst of all these tribulations the world must learn more and more, until all know the lesson by heart, that earth s only hope is in God. This is one of the great lessons which God wishes all mankind to learn! For centuries men have boasted of what could and what could not be done—of the world's finan cial institutions, insurance associations scientific learning and general cony mon sense. 'These, e were were a part of an evolutionary system which some time in the future would make man so wise, so great, so effi cient, that there would be no more wars, no more dyings, no more trouble. We were reputed to be approaching that grand climax. Some of the “Peace! Peace!” ser mons of even a year ago seem laugh ably foolish today. The great and the wise deserted the Bible as a foolish old book gotten up by those who were merely emerging from monkey condi tion. They must yet learn the les son recorded twenty-five centuries ago; namely, that the wisdom of their wise men has perished. (Isa. 29:14.) They must learn that the wisdom of men is foolishness with God, even as the Wis dom of God is foolishness with men. By the time all shall have learned where to look for help in this great trouble. God’s time will have come for giving the aid which He has provided for long centuries ago and promised In the Bible. The aid which God has provided is Messiah’s Kingdom. Many bsve prayed. “Thy Kingdom come,” who have failed to study the Message of the Kingdom. Many have thought that it had already come. Many oth THE FROSTBURG SPIRIT ers imagined that because In the past God has nut exercised power and force in dealing virith humanity therefore lie will not do so in the future. The Bi ble, however, assures us that Messiah's Kingdom will he a forceful one He will rule the nations "with a rod ot iron.” As a vessel of a potter 'they shall be broken to shivers.” We have reached this time. It is the breaking and shaking processes fore told that, now beginning, are causing this Time of Trouble, which before it ends will be the greatest trouble ever known. The shaking, as we have al ready shown, will be social, political, financial and religious. The creeds, representing the monstrous fallacies engrafted upon the teachings of the Bible in the Dark Ages, will be shaken to pieces, at;d all the great institutions misnamed “churches” will be shaken with them. Only the one True Church will stand—not the Church ot England not the Church' ot Home, not Un church of Germany, not the Church of Russia, but the Church of God. it will Include all saintly followers of Jesus of every nation and denomina tion; and it will exelude all others. “Peace on Earth”—Very Soon How glorious the dope tbat Messiah’s Kingdom, hacked by Divine power, will speedily set the world’s affairs in order, bringing peace out of eon fusion war, strife! Human strength weak ened, human pride humbled into tile dust, human hopes dashed, the world will be ready for the New Day the New Era. The Bible beautifully pic tures it as the rising of the Sun ot Righteousness with healing in His beams—scattering the darkness igno rance, superstition, sin. death, that have caused tile night ot sorrow never to be forgotten. The Lord’s people, awake and look ing in the right direction, already per ceive that we are in the dawning ot the Millennium—that the blessings which have come to the world during the p'st forty years are Millennial blessings, foregieauis ot still greater favors soon to be poured out These Millennial blessings have not brought proper responses in human Hearts, in stead of gratitude, the > firit of selfish ness has begotten discontent, covetous ness, which will shortly eventuate, as the Bible tells, with every man s hand against bis neighbor and against his brother.—Ezekiel 3b:21; Zechanan S:l(> “I Came Not to Send Peace.” But do the Scriptures contradict themselves? What did the Great l each er mean when He declared. ”1 came not to send peace on the earth, nut a syvord”? (Matthew 10:,'ii , lie refer red prophetically to the effect which His gracious Message ot love and fa vor would produce in the world during the reign of Sill. He well knew that the Prince of Darkness would oppose ail of His followers, as well as Him self It was foretold that whosoevei would live godly would suffer persecu. tion: and so it has been Eighteen cen turies have proven it: Our Lord sent forth His followers unarmed, like Himself, to be peace makers, to be helpers, to “follow peace with ail men and holiness, without which no man stiall see tLie Lord.” He counseled His followers. "He that tak eth the sword shall perish by the sword.” But their Message of peace and love and the coming Kingdom which shall bless the whole world and fulfil the angelic prophecy ot our text —these things seemed to anger the world—not merely the vicious, the un godly, but the worldly professors ot godliness who have schemes, plans and theories of their own to work out. which are contrary to the Gospel Mes sage. The darkness, more or less mix ed with selfishness, hateth the light, the Truth, the Love of God, neither cometh to the light, lest its deeds of darkness, selfishness, selfish ambition and hypocrisy be made manifest The Master knew what the effects of His Gospel Message would be iu the world; and that only those who would compromise His Message could possi bly live at peace—that all who would be loyal and faithful to Him would be traduced, slandered, persecuted "beheaded,” literally or figuratively His words, therefore, were a prophecy respecting the tribulations which all His faithful would surely have. But more than this, His words were a prophecy respecting the nations What is it that has brought us to our present degree of civilized savagery? What is it that makes of every busi ness corporation a buccaneer, seeking the destruction of every competing financial craft? What Is It that has sharpened the wits of humanity to such an extent that the majority find it difficult to be honest, because they see so many opportunities for dishon esty, while it is impossible for law makers to make new laws with snfii cient rapidity to keep pace with Un intelligent methods of circumvention? The doctrines of Christ are in acer tain sense responsible for all this The liberty wherewith Christ makes free His followers and the light which He and they let shine upon a darkened world, received into unsam-tified hearts and minds, have given wisdom which misapplied, we call cunning and craft The proof of what we say is found in the fact that other nations than those which have received this reflected light of Christianity are still quite in the background. Only now. as Christian civilization in a perverted form is reaching these peoples, are they awak ening and becoming competitors with so called Christendom. The Desire of All Nations Coming. Notwithstanding the eighteen eentu ries of delay, our text us a prophecy will surely be fulfilled by and through the One whom the angels announced and whose birth is very generally cele brated at this season Many have got ten the wrong impression that our Re deemer has been waging an unsuccess FROSTBURG, MD, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1914 ful warfare' for eighteen centuries against Satan, sin and death. Bnt from the Great Teacher’s own lips we learn that His Kingdom is not of this Age— it belongs to the Age to come. The ruler of this world has been Satan, the Master declared. The dominion of earth was given to man. But Satan, de ceiving our race, putting darkness for light, has become the real ruler, using humanity merely as his tools. Scrip turaily he is styled "tile god of this world,” and "the Prince of this world.” or Age. Perplexed and confused, many may ask. What, then, is the hope of the ful filment of our text? We answer that our Master, who declared that He was not the Prince of this Age. declared also that His Kingdom will be intro duced with power and great glory: and that, although its initial manifestation will be with cionds. darkness, and a Time of Trouble such as never before has been, nevertheless His Reign will be glorious, triumphant and eternal “He shall reign until He hath put all enemies under His feet.” Immanuel's victory means the over throw of sin—the crushing of the Ser pent’s head. At the very beginning of the glorious Reign of Messiah Satan shall be bound, and following its close he shall be destroyed in the Second Death, together with all those who love unrighteousness, after they shall have had full opportunity for recovery from the snares of Sin and Death Then, in deed, the whole world will proclaim the glory of God. The Great Restorer of Alt. The Great King, who died, the Just for the unjust, eighteen centuries ago that He might, judicially, bring man kind back into harmony with God. is to be the Great Restorer of all that was lost in Adam; and He will make all things new.—Revelation 21:5. Everything appertaining to this great Plan of Salvation outlined in the Word of God is reasonable. The crucial test ing of the elect Church is necessary iu order that, as faithful and merciful priests of God and of Christ, associated with Him in His kingly glory, they may be God’s instrumentality in suc coring mankind from the fallen condl tions which have resulted from six thousand years of sin and from the ma lignant influence of the Prince of Dark ness. The thousand years which the Bible stipulates as the period of Mes siah’s Reign is a period neither too long nor too short in which to aceom plish the world’s salvation. Some one may say, if it has required eighteen centuries for the development of the Church, how much more time will be necessary for the uplirting of the world? But. we answer, It Is not the Divine Purpose to uplift the world to spirit nature and glory, but rather to Restitution blessings and conditions It is because of the high exaltatiou of fered to the Church that such crucial testings of sacrificial obedience even unto death ts required. With the Prince of Darkness bound and with the Sun of Righteousness rising with dealing In its beams, the darkness of sin. crime and sorrow will soon tiee away One century of such blessed influ ence upon the world will surely work wonders, bringing in also inventions, blessings and comforts as yet un dreamed. Next will come the gradual awakening of all who have fallen asleep in death. They will come forth from the prison-house of death, as the Scriptures declare; they will come forth that they may be made acquainted with the true God. with His glorious Son, our Redeemer, and with the prin ciples of righteousness In contrast with the principles of sin We cannot suppose that it will re quire the majority of men. under these conditions, to sit long counting the value of the blessings of everlasting life and Restitution proffered them The upward move, resurrection, up lifting, regeneration, will go rapidly on while, meantime, generation after gen eration will come forth from the tomb and enjoy similai experiences. Finally all will have come forth; for the Love of God made this provision through the death of our Redeemer, who delighted to do the Father’s will and who has already been rewarded gloriously with high exaltation to the Divine plane of glory, honor and immortality. “Good Will Amongst Men.” The attainment of the condition or good will amongst men will mean the attainment of human perfection God is Love; and when our first parents were created an earthly image ot God. love must have been the predominant 1 quality of their characters What we ' see of selfishness Is largely a matter of heredity; and all of life’s customs are in line with it, and continually in creasing its hold upon us. But with the new King and the new Reign of Righteousness will come the glorious uplifting and transformation. Gradu ally, during the thousand years of Messiah’s domination of the world, the evils of selfishness will be made ap parent, and the beauties of holiness and love will be sbown in contrast Restitution rewards will lift all the willing and obedient up out of sin and selfishness to holiness and love. Then, with love as the very essence of man's being, good will towards men will ev erywhere prevail; for the Divine Law. almost effaced through the reign of Sin. will be rewritten in the human constitution. That Law, as we know, is, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God i with all thy heart, with all thy mind. | with all thy strength; and thy neigh bor as thyself.” Finally, dear friends, now glad we are that this Is true! How glad we are that the terrible falsehoods palmed off on us during the Dark Ages respecting a God of hatred and a Hell of ever lasting torture are not true! Messiah’s Kingdom will be a Kingdom of Peace. | notwithstanding the fact that it will j be ushered in by a Time of Trouble. AN UP-TO-DATE PRAYER. The following from an exchange may be rather extreme in its sarcasm on certain forms of so-called church work. Unfortunately, in many places, if our prayers reflated our activities, there would be more truth than poetry in its representatiins. Furthermore, it brings forcibly to mind the incident re lated in Holy Vrit where Christ went into the temple in Jerusalem and “cleaned out thi ranche,” and we often wonder whether He wouldn’t do the same in numercus houses of worship throughout the land if He were here now going abou in the flesh as He did before the days of His crucifixion. Oh, Lord, I come to thee in prayer once more, But ptrdon if I do not kneel before Thy gracious presence, for my knees are sore With so much walking. In my chair instead I’ll sit at ease and tmmbly bow my head. I’ve labored in thy vineyard, thou dost know, I’ve sold ten tickets for the minstrel show ; I’ve called on fifteen strangers in our town. Their contributions to our church put down. I’ve baked a pot of beans for Friday’s spree ; An old-time supper it is going to be. I’ve dtessed three dolls, too, for our annual fair, And made a cake which we must raffle there. Now, vith thy boundless wisdom, so sublime, Thou knowest that these duties all take time ; I have no time to fight my spirit’s foes, I have no time to mend my husband’s clothes. My children roam the streets from morn till night, I have no time to teach them what is right. But thou, oh Lord ! considering all my care, Wilt count them righteous and wilt heed my prayer. Bless the bean supper and the minstrel show, And put it in the hearts of all to go, Induce the visitors to patronize The men who in our program advertise, Because I’ve chased these merchants till they hid ; Whene’er they saw me coming—yes, they did ! Increase the contributions to our fair, And bless the people who assemble there ; Bless thou the grab-bag and the gypsy tent, The flower table and the cake that’s sent. May our whist club be to thy service blest, Our dancing party gayer than the rest. And when thou hast bestowed these blessings, then We pray that thou wilt bless our souls. Amen. Gen. Bladen Lowndes For Next Governor ProttiinentW M*,ur>ed For The Republican Nominee to Succeed Governor Goldsborough. The Spirit is glad to note that Gen. Bladen Lowndes is being prominently mentioned as the next Republican candidate for Governor of Maryland. A Governor will be elected next year, and the indications are that the suc cessful candidate will again be a Re publican. The Republicans have a number of suitable candidates, but none of 'hem more suitable nor worthy than Gen. Lowndes, formerly of Cumberland, but now a resident of Baltimore county. As a Republican, Gen. Lowndes is of the thoroughbred kind, and in uoint of ability and all that goes to make up a good public official, he is the peer of any man in the state. Being a Western Maryland man, Gen. Lowndes is very popular in the strong Republican counties of Alle gany and Garrett, and he is also re garded as a strong man in Baltimore and other parts of the state. He is in the prime of life, energetic, level headed and popular wherever known, and his boom should be kept booming j Gen. Lowndes will soon take up his residence in Howard county, where he recently purchased Glenelg Manor, a fine countrj' place in what is known as former Governor Warfield’s Colony. \ Creditable School Eutertaiameut The Grammar School pupils who receive instruction in one of the lec ture rooms of the Stale Normal School, gave a very creditable entertainment last Friday. In fact it is said that it was the best entertainment ever given in the town by pupils of their age. The rehearsals for the play were directed by Miss Angela Brady, who is substituting for Miss Hazel Oder. During the rendition of the program the class was honored by the presence of the Normal School faculty and the Senior class. The program was as follows : Reci tation, “Shepherds In Their Way,” Margaret Hannon ; song, “Christmas Wishes,” class; reading, “Sitting Up For Santa,” Anna Rees; reading, “Father’s Christmas Box,” Clara Parker; reading, “His Job,” Emory Wilson ; reading, “Her Choice,” Mary Thomas; reading, “Little Santa Claus,” Ralph Baker; reading, “Through the Telephone,” Alice Hanna ; duet, “Sing Me the Rosary,” Clara Parker and Henrietta Wade ; “Christmas Song,” Leo Higgins ; i “Reindeer Song,” class; distribution of gifts, Francis Higgins and Fred Brenneman. In addition to rendering the above program the class had on display some very pretty booklets which they made themselves. They also had a pretty Christmas tree and the blackboard deco ated with original drawings of Chris:mas subjects. A DROP OF INK makes millions think. Be wise and advertise. LIQUOR DEALERS GAIN A VICTORY 11. S, District Court Says They May Ship Liquor Into West Virginia for Personal Use. B. A. Richmond, of Cumberland, attorney for the Western Maryland Railway Company, last Friday receiv ed a telegram from H. L. Spamer, clerk of the U. S. District Court at Baltimore, stating that Judge Rose had just filed an opinion in the liquor case of the James Clark Distilling Company, against the state of West Virginia and Fred O. Blue, liquor commissioner, deciding in favor of the distilling company, and making it lawful for the shipment of liquors for personal use to purchasers of liquors residing in Mineral, Grant and Tucker counties, W. Va., by the express and railway companies, under certain re strictions. Judge Reynolds of the cir cuit court for Tucker county, had previously granted an injunction against the shipment of any liquors from outside states into the above three counties of West Virginia, even for personal use. This being a de cision of the Federal court, based on ! an act of Congress and rendered in a i case to which the state of West Vir- I ginia and Mr. Blue, liquor commis sioner, are parties, it overrides and takes precedence of the decision of Judge Reynolds. Rev. F. H. Crissman Resigns Lutheran Pastorate. Rev. F. H. Crissman, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, tendered his resignation last Sunday to take effect January 1, when he will leave to be come pastor of the Lutheran congre gation at Elkins, W. Va., with the Davis (W. Va.) Lutheran church as a special charge. Mr. Crissman has been pastor of St. Paul’s Church for four years and nine months. He came from Stewartsville, N. J., to succeed the Rev. F. R. Wag ner, who is now at St. James Luther an Church, Huntingdon, Pa. During his pastorate at St. Paul’s Church Rev. Mr. Crissman has taken sixty-two new members into the church, performed one hundred bap ' tisms, and celebrated sixty-five wed dings. He has always been an active memberof the Ministerial Association. Mr. Crissman has four children, Lyall, Maud, Marion and Edith. Lyall, who recently graduated from Beall High School and is now employed by the Consolidation Coal Company, will remain here. Miss Maud, who also graduated from Beall High School, will go with her father to Elkins, as will the two younger daughters, Mari j on and Edith. It is not stated who Mr. Crissman’s : successor will be, and until a perma nent appointment is made it is likely that the pulpit of St. Paul’s church will be filled by laymen and visiting preachers. The Whole Family Invited. ' We invite the family—old and young —to join our Christmas Savings Club i at the Citizens National Bank, Mon day, December 21st—Adyt. POVERTY GENUINE AND POVERTY SPURIOUS Some Pitiable Cases of Poverty in Frostburg and Cumberland, Also Some Provoking Cases Unearthed By Charity Workers. Almost every community has some cases of destitution that should be looked after and relieved by those who are more fortunate in life than others. There are some pitiable cases of pov erty right here in Frostburg that are not, we regret to say, as well looked after as they should be. Following are a few cases recently brought to light, and doubtless there are others : Two families residing within the corporate limits of the town were re cently found so badly poverty-stricken as to be without food and anything like sufficient or decent clothing. In one case the parents of the fami ly are paralyzed and unable to even help themselves. The children are bravely struggling to keep the “wolf away from the door,” and with the aid of some neighbors succeeded until the first snow storm caught them without coal. The help that the neighbors gave is no longer forthcoming, their limits of giving having already been over reached, and the family is now reduc ed to absolute poverty and hunger. Such was the condition last Friday, at any rate, and if there be any who think this statement of the case is ex aggerated, Rev. J. N. Beall, who ren dered aid to the family on said day, will corroborate these details. Another case was reported which was nearly, if not equally, as bad as the one first mentioned.. The father is seriously ill and the mother and a family of little ones were found shiv ering from the cold for the want of bed clothing and famishing for the want of food. Rev. J. N. Beall is also familiar with this case and will give details to any person who may want to lend a helping hand in alleviating the dis tress in these homes. Mr. Beall has in his possession the Thanksgiving collection received at the Union services held at the Presby terian church last month, and it is with this fund that he brought succor to cue destitute home last Friday. There is more money, as well as clothing, bed clothes and food needed, and until some organization is created by which systematic aid can be ren dered to the needy, Mr. Beall has of fered to receive any money that those disposed to aid in this matter wish to contribute. Mr. Beall will also give informa tion as to the stricken families re ferred to, and will also give informa tion with regard to other cases where immediate help is needed. What Frostburg needs is a well or ganized society to look after and re lieve the wants of the worthy poor, as well as to ferret out impostors, which like the worthy poor, are also found almost everywhere. In mentioning the impostors and certain classes of unworthy poor, the Cumberland Times on Monday pub lished the following startling account: These are trying days for those en gaged in charity work in Cumberland. It is not so much the relieving of worthy destitution, but to prevent im position by fraudulent misrepresenta tion on the part of idle, lazy, shiftless and drunken men and women who prey upon the generosity of others, . especially at Christmas time. With the organization of the several charitable bodies into one central bureau, a number of cases of this kind have been detected. Among the dis coveries made, are families with ’ strong, able-bodied men and women, who have made a practice for years to accept charity in lieu of work. The hardest and most difficult prob lem is to quietly find those families or aged couples, that, through death, ill ness or misfortune, require a little help. Cases like these, workers try ’ in the main to relieve until they are able to care for themselves. Some Surprising Frauds. In the distribution of clothing and food, some surprising frauds have i been exposed. One who might lay i claim to the title of the meanest man : in Cumberland, owns his own home, - has money in a savings bank, and yet - through misrepresentation he obtain : ed a load of free coal from the city. . His audacity to seek more coal from , each separate charity' organization , led to his detection. 1 Another man with a family was r ; found to have sold a load of coal giv -1 en him by a citizen, for drink and then > applied for coal to keep his little , children warm, from each of the re i ! lief committees. One woman wrote Mayor Koon that she wanted at once SSO in money of s the SSOO raised recently for the relief -of families. “I don’t want to be r bothered with them charity women, I 1 want the money,” she wrote. “I cum " from Hagerstown a few months ago, but I’m ’titled to that money enny way.” ■ Another womon who wrote a beg ) ging letter, was found baking a cake, - j when the charity investigator came. I She told him to “walk easy,” as she Successor to [ The Frostburg Mining Journal c Established 1871 c ooooooooooooooooooooooococ WHOLE NUMBER 2,236 didn’t want her cake to. “fall” in the oven. ■ ‘ ■■"■■■■ Calamity Waits for Relief. It is a common occurrence' to have families where they'bave'grpwn sons add daughters who dp not, work, de mand help, and sit around and wait for baskets of food to be tffought to them. In one instance a Woman wrote a dozen letters for a. load,of coal. She lives in such a location that teams cannot deliver at her door. ’Yet a grown son refused to carry the coal" left below her house. Investigation developed that the son seldom-worked, but that his doting mother' served his breakfast to him in bed on cold morn ings. There are families of which the adult members sit around the ■ stove now that winter is here and send their children of tender age on beg ging expeditions. Scores of well-to-do citizens, both men and women, who have participated in charity work, have received begging letters from all over the city from chronic’seekers of charity. High School Literary Societies Had Interesting Session. At a joint meeting of the Belles Lettres and Athenian Literary Socie ties held in the assembly h’all. of Beall High School, Friday afternoon, the following program was rendered : Address of welcome, J: R. Cook ; response, B. Jenkins; ;instrmental, Mabel Fine; recitation, Margaret Reese; chorus, school; violin solo, Sol Abraham ; remarks, E- H. Carmo ny ; vocal solo, Eula Arnold ; Christ mas reading, Elizabeth Hitchins ; vio lin solo, Fay Tuvin ; vocal duet, Mar garet Thompson and Olivia Jenkins ; recitation, Verna Hill ; humorous reading, Rudolph Mendelson; vocal solo, Eva Williams; instrumental, Elizabeth Betz ; German song by Sen iors. Noted Hunter Returns to Cresap town. Ira McKenzie, an old scout and trapper, has returned from Canada, where two years ago he filed one hundred homesteads from Oklahoma state, and will reside at Cresaptown, Md. Mr. McKenzie was an Allegany county school teacher about eighteen years ago. He taught his last year at Cresaptown in 1896. He married a daughter of Samuel S. McKenzie, also of that place. Mr. McKenzie as a result of his travels treasures many reminiscences of adventures in different parts of America. He has met every class of people in the United States and Can ada. He is about 48 years of age, is one of the best marksmen in the coun try, and has a fund of good hunting stories, his trip in Canada being along the big McKenzie river in Wlnnepeg, the home of the big grizzly and other, game. He has one brother, R1 T. McKen zie, living at Cresaptown, who is a B. & O. railroad telegraph operator, and several brothers in the West who are successful ranchers. Platt to Get Married during the Christmas Holidays, join our Christmas Savings Club and save your money at the Citizens National Bank, Frostburg, Md Advt. It Free Baud Concert. The German Arion Band gave a de lightful free concert last Sunday after noon in the Lyric Theater, when the following program was rendered : March, “Robinson’s Grand Entree,” band; overture, “Prince of India,” band; selection from Verdi’s opera, “II Trovatore,” band ; clarinet solo, “Black Joe, Theme and Variations,” Conrad Kroll, band accompaniment ; song, “The Holy City,” Miss Anna Krause, band accompaniment; over ture, “Nautical Fantasie,” band; overture, “Joy to the World,” grand sacred potpour-i, band. ANNUAL ELECTION NOTICE. The Fidelity Savings Bank of Frostburg, Md. FrostbußG, Md., Deb. iO, 1914, The stockholders of this bank are hereby notified that an election of nine (9) directors will be held in the banking room on Tuesday, the Jauuary 12th, 1915, between the hours of 3 p. m. and 4 p. m. G. Dud Hocking, Treasurer. • ■ annual Election notice. The First National Bank of Frostburg. United States Depository. Frostburg, Mb., Dec. 7, 1914. An election of five (5) directors to serve during the ensuing year will be held at this bank, Tuesday, January 12, 1915, between the hours of 11 a. m. and 12 m. Odin Beaud, 12-10—12-31 Cashier. The Easiest Way to Save is to join our Christmas Club and en ter the spirit at the Citizens National Bank, Frostburg, Md., “The Bank That Helps You Save.”—Advt.