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8 The Leading 8 8 Weekly Newspaper of Allegany 8 8 ' County, Maryland 8 C.OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FORTY-FOURTH YEAR. NO. 50 ■IS Miff ■ HiiS’ '‘The World Knoweth Us Not, sven as It Knew Him Not.” “Putting on Christ”—“The Very Elect.” Their Citizenship In Heaven—" Chri stian World” a Misnomer —Civilization Not Christianity—“ Kingdoms of This World” —Basis of Membership In the Church of Christ—Covenant Relation ship With God Through the Precious 8100d —Character-Likeness to Christ a Necessary Acquirement. Providence, R. 1., .TOmMTO. ijjgjgV pel-son who iutel [PASTOR. RUSSEIX)] ijfveutly believes that he is by na ture a sinner, that by Divine grace Jesus Christ the Righteous died for his sins, and that through faith in the atoning blood and obedience to the Re Ueeiner's teachings he lias become “a New Creature in Christ Jesus.” For such, “Old things have passed away, and all things have become new.” Such New Creatures are separate and distinct from all other members of the race, instead ot earthly aims, ambi tions and hopes, theirs are Heavenly. Getting Into Christ’s Body. It is not sufficient that these should make the proper start of faith in Christ and full consecration to do God’s will and not their own wills. It is incum bent upon them, after having made such a start and after having been be • gotten of the Holy Spirit, that they shall grow in grace, knowledge’ and love. (2 Peter 3:18.) This is styled “putting ou Christ”; that is to say, adding the graces of character which God will accept aud reward with as sociation with the Lord Jesus Christ In His Kingdom. For these God has made provision of spiritual food in.the Bible—“meat in due season for the Household of Faith.” (Matthew 24:45.) These are represented as at first “babes in Christ.” requiring “the milk of the Word,” but it faithful gradually at taining full stature—"strong in the Lord and the power of His might” Such spirit-begot ten Christians must needs “fight a good fight”-not with others, but with themselves—overcom ing the weaknesses and besetments ol their own fallen flesh, the allurements of their environment aud the wiles of the Adversary. Such as are faithful in these respects are Seripturally styled “overcomers.” “the very Elect.” The promise to them is that they shall have part in the Chief, or best, Resur rection, aud thereafter be no longer humans, but spirit beings of the high est order—“partakers of the Divine ua ture.” These in death are “sown in weakness,” “in dishonor,” human be ings, but are raised from the dead "in glory,” “in power,” spirit beings.—l Corinthians 15:43. Jesus’ promise to these overcomers reads, “To him that overcometh will 1 grant to sit with Me in My Throne, even as 1 overcame and am set down with Aly Father in His Throne”—“l will give him power over the nations,” etc. Again He says, "Blessed and holy are all those who have part in the Chief Resurrection: on such the Sec ond Death hath no power, but they shall be priests unto God and unto Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousana years.”—Rev. 3:21; 2:2(1; 20:6. All Jesus’ teachings are applicable to this special class; namely, those who become His disciples. His followers. His pupils. He did not assume to be a Teacher of the world, but merely of those who leave the world, sacrificing all to become His disciples. To these He said, “Ye are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.” Again, “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated Me before it hated you.” The great Teacher did not include the nom inal church as His disciples, but rather counted them in with the world. In evidence of this, we note the fact that the world which persecuted Him was the Jewish nation, professedly God’s consecrated people; and that those who have persecuted the followers of Jesus have likewise been nominally people of God, but really of the world. Duties, Rights and Privileges of Chris tians. These are the Christians addressed by the Master, saying. “1 say unto you. That ye resist not evil; but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man shall sue thee at law, and feke away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. And whosoever shall com pel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.”—Matthew 5:39-42. The thought of non-resistance is here, yet not to the extreme degree supposed by some. The turning of the other cheek, as illustrated by Jesus’ own conduct, was a figurative expres sion, signifying the willingness to have both cheeks smitten rather than to do Injury to another. Christians are to be law-abiding, whether they consider the laws just or unjust If, therefore, the law deprive them of a coat, they are to yield it up. If it go still further and deprive them of their cloak* they THE FROSTBURG SPIRIT are still to be non-resistant to the law but submit to it with good grace, know ing that hereunto they were called. Be it noted that neither the coat no the cloak was to be given up upon de mand merely, but only after the law justly or unjustly, had so decreed Similarly with respect to the compel sory walking of a mile: the Christiai is not to submit himself to every whin of everybody; but, seeking to do tin will of God, he is to go about his owi business, unless the opposition to bin amount to a compeHirnj. And this com pelting, under ordinary circumstances would mean a legal compelling; fo the protection of the laws of the lam in which he lives may be sought ti protect his rights and liberties, as St Paul appealed to governors and kings Christians Live For the Future. Christians are to love their enemies in the same sense that God loves the world—sympathetically They are not to love their enemies in the sense oi affectionate love and tenderness, such as they bestow upon their families, friends and lovable persons. Theii love t(Tr their enemies, as defined by Jesus, should be such as would lead them to feed their bitterest enemy ii he were hungry, to clothe him if he were naked. They should not pray against their enemies, but for theii enemies in the sense of wishing, desir ing, for them enlightenment and true wisdom, which would turn them from being enemies and evil-doers, to make of them followers of Jesus or, at least, well-doers. Christians are not to lay up for them selves treasures on earth; for they have renounced the earth and all hopes of a future life upon earth. Theii walk in the footsteps of Jesus signifies that as He cast aside earthly ambi tions, hopes and aims, so would they, taking instead the Heavenly ambitions, hopes and aims. In other words, they live for the future. This will not hin der them from the ordinary pursuits of life to the extent that may be ueces sary in “providing things honest in the sight of all men”—in providing foi their families, etc. But. with these Christians, any ’overplus above life’s necessities represents so much oppor tunity for serving the Lord and His Cause; and in so doing, these are lay ing up treasure in Heaven— a future reward. This does not signify that they must live "from baud to mouth” nor that, if they have possessions, they must riotously distribute these to others. On the contrary, they are to seek in all things to have the mind of the Lord to do God’s will. God's mind is a sound mind: and these Christians, in • seeking to'do tioffis W’VIl, said to have “the spirit of a sound mind.’ This dictates that they should live wisely and economically. Christian Stewardship and Citizenship To these Christians, everything that comes to them or that they possess by nature is considered a thing ot God. because in becoming followers ol Christ, they made a full consecration of their wills—their all—to God. Hence from that moment forward, these Christians are stewards of God’s mer cies—stewards of their time, their tal ents, their influence, their property, their all. According to the way they use their stewardship, investing their talents to the Master's praise, will be His commendation of them, as repre sented in the parable. Whether many talents are possessed or few, the com mendation is to tliose who have done well, have been good and faithful in the use of their talents, not for self aggrandizement or show, or worldly accumulations of treasure, but faithful in the service of God, showing forth God's praises in the assisting of others and themselves to the knowing and do ing of the Divine will. Christians are to “lend, hoping for nothing in return.” and not, as the world, merely to be willing to do good and to lend to those who would do as much or more in return. Christians are thus to illustrate the fact that they are children of the Highest, that they have been begotten of God, that they have His Holy Spirit and disposition, and that it is shining out more and more in their words and conduct as they grow in the character-likeness of the Lord Jesus Christ. Christians are not to go to war. Their fight is not to be with carnal weapons, but with “the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.” They have the most powerful weapon known in the world for their warfare. This does not signify that they may not put bolts and bars upon their doors to prevent robbery, it does not signify that they may not call for police pro tection; for this is a thing they pay for in taxation and are entitled to accord ing to the laws of the world. They may not claim of their own nation any thing that an alien might not claim; but they may claim all that an alien may claim. Indeed. Christians are styled aliens, strangers, foreigners, so far as the present government of the world is concerned. Their citizenship, according to the Bible, is the Heavenly one, which they will fully enter into when they shall have shared the Chief Resurrection. No Christian Nations. The Bible knows nothing of Chris tian nations or of a Christian world The Bible puts the Christian as sep arate and distinct from the world and from all nations. Christians are a na tion, or people, by themselves, in the same sense that the Jews are a nation, or people, by themselves. “Y’e are a Royal Priesthood, a holy nation, a pe culiar people”—a people for a purpose. (1 Peter 2:9.) The term Christian na tion comes from a serious doctrinal er ror which crept into the Church about 800 A. D. At that time Pope Leo 111. began t recognize as Christian nations all the nations which recognized his I Pontificate. The custom has prevailed FROSTBURG, MD, THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 1915 i \ and Is still in vogue amongst Protest ants and Catholics; but it is wholly un scriptural. , A Christian conscripted to the army > or the navy would be “subject to the / powers that be,” and obeying the Mas -1 ter’s words would go, as in Alatthew I 6:41: “Whosoever shall compel thee to i go.” The Christian compelled to enter i the army or the navy might properly i request service as a non-combatant In i the Quarter-master's Department or in i the Hospital Department; but if re i laired to kill, he is to obey God rather i than man, aud not kill. He may com ply with his orders to the extent of i going into the trenches and being shot i at, but no further. Is it urged that such a view of Chris ; tianity would wreck our present civili zation? We reply that nothing in the Bible implies that our civilization is Christian or that the Lord ever ex pected it to be Christian God’s time ! for saving the world from its sin and weakness has not yet come. The pres 1 ent is merely the time for calling, find ing, testing and delivering the Elect. The Elect, when glorified, will const! tute Messiah’s Kingdom, and with Him will be empowered fully with spiritual control for the government of the en tire world. Then will come the time for the en lightenment and uplift and blessing of the whole world of mankind—the non elect. Theirs will not be a blessing of the same kind that the Elect will se cure, but a blessing which they will appreciate equally. The world’s bless ing and salvation will not signify a change of nature from human to spirit, but a Restitution to human perfection —Acts 3:19-23. What are today styled “Christian na tions” are in the Bible styled “king doms of this world"; and their com plete disintegration is Seripturally out lined as incidental to the establishment of God's glorious Kingdom under Mes siah, for which we pray, “Thy King dom come; Thy will be done on earth, even as in Heaven.” Some may wonder how it ever came to pass that all the people of civilized lands are enumerated as Christians— except Jews and professed infidels. Statistics tell us that all the inhab itants of Italy are Christians; that more than ninety-nine per cent of the population of Great Britain, France. Germany, Belgium, etc., are Christians; and that the total number of Chris ' tlans thus reckoned is nearly five hun dred millions. Surely it is time that intelligent people realize that some , great mistake has been made, and that more than ninety-nine per cent of these “Christians” make no pretense of being coiiuwcrs or .TeSTis: The error arose in the now long ago When Pope Leo 111. recognized a king ' as a Christian king and his kingdom : as a Christian kingdom, he recognized 1 that king’s subjects as Christian. There : we have the matter in a nut-shell. The whole thing was a mistake. The king , was not a Christian, did not know the , meaning of Christianity and was not ] taught it. His kingdom was not a Christian kingdom, aud his people were not Christians. Meantime, here and there, obscured ‘ to the world, there have been true followers of the Lord Jesus Christ in every denomination. They have been i out of accord generally with the great leaders of the church systems as well as with the political leaders of the , world. It has been true of them us the Apostle wrote: "The world knoweth us not, even as it knew Him not.” (1 John 3:1.) The world does not yet know, understand or appreciate that the Church of Christ is not to be found i in any one of the professed churches of various names—Roman, English. Lutheran, Presbyterian. Methodist. Baptist, etc. The Church of Christ is composed exclusively of those who have made a covenant with the Lord through faith in the precious blood, who have been accepted of the Lord by the begetting of the Holy Spirit, and who are seeking to walk to the best of their ability in the footsteps of Jesus.—l Peter 2:21. Heaven, Hell and Purgatory. The theory that Christians only are saved from eternal torture has had iDArb to do with the error of counting all civilized iieople Christians. The creeds save Christians only -Jews, Mo hammedans, heathen, all go to Hell to roast eternally. Roman Catholics provide a Second Chance for members of their church, in Purgatory; and many Protestants hold to a Second Chance for the heathen who have nev er heard of Christ. All the while, however, the Bible declares for only one chance, but that a full one for ev ery member of the human family. The only chance offered during this Gospel Age is the opportunity of be coming a member of the Church—a true follower of Jesus. Such aap to get the Heavenly inheritance, but not until the Resurrection. The remainder of the world will be offered an earthly future; and this offer will begin with the establishment of Messiah's King dom of a thousand years. The Bible nowhere teaches that ei ther saints or sinners pass to a con scious condition at death. The Bible declares that they all “sleep,” and that the awakening time will be at the Sec ond Coming of the Redeemer to estab lish His Kingdom The First Resur rection will be the Church, and sub sequently “every man in his own or der.” When once the fact is grasped that the Bible Hell is the grave— Sheol. Hades—then all is plain. The great Divinely arranged Purga tory, to last a thousand years, will be glorious All the heathen and the igno rant, superstitious millions of Chris tendom, who were taught to call them selves Christians, but who knew that they were not, will have the opportu nity of coming- to a knowledge of the I true God and of His gracious prevision Iter them. | jEocal Stem of Sc ho las - j | tie and Sconomic Snterest : | I=l \Jhe Pupil finally jCeads the Professor I=l j It was an irregular Saturday even ing session of The School of Platform Rhetoric for Boy-Scout Spell-Binders. The Dean of the Faculty, Prof. J. Oliver J. Tiptop, occupied the chair, and in the pew-like seats facing the stage-like oratorium sat the pupils of that department of grammar which is applied in maturer life to the construc tion by some and misconstruction by others of town ordinances. “Before auditing the third lesson of Second Class B,” began the DeE.n, “it will be commendable, as well as patri otic, to state briefly the purpose and scope of this academy. As all of you know, this department has nothing to do with schools of theatrical imper sonation, tragic demeanor, or moving picture deportment. Professor Pink Whiskers’ pre-eminent gifts of scho lastic geniality have occasioned his elevation to this triune chair in the University of Pocahontas, while the departments of mere elocution and bare acting in that great institution are essentially defunct. But, above all, it is unnecessary to state with any degree of elaboration that neither in this seminary nor in Pocahontas does our curriculum include a depart ment of logic. “The duties of this branch of the Frostburg school system, therefore, are by far the more important, because the Frostburg editors of Cumberland newspapers, otherwise unloving, have united in poisoning the Frostburg wells of English, hitherto undefiled— except by the Irish, Welsh, Dutch and an occasional Scotchman from Lonaconitig, by proposing, in effect, adoption of the motto, ‘Let Us Make Frostburg a Place Good Enough for Us to Live in.’ As all of you know, we entertain no objection to the intent of that suggestion, for all of us are undeniably doing all we can to make Frostburg the best place possible for us. “But we do strenuously object to the grammatical construction of the '" .i-y * -maxim for inspiration of municipal advance ment and residential betterment. It is atrocious, and may produce a de moralizing effect upon both the pupil age of Federal Hill and the Growing End. In short, there is such gross rhetorical immorality in completing a sentence with a preposition that we have, as you know, excluded ladies from all special meetings called to discuss and consider ways and means of blotting out this wearisome infrac tion of dictional purity—one worse, if possible, than the prevailing but un graceful pleonasm, ‘is being.’ “We will now take up, consider and analyze—not to say diagnose and pre scribe for the first oration offered. Which of our bright Scouts is pre pared for the ordeal?” The professor wore an expectant look, but not for long. Pinky Poky, a graduate of the university hereinbe fore named, arose and stood with much bashful pride. “Ah, Pinky, ‘once more into the breach’—you know the allusion.” Pinky looked vacant enough for any “allusion” to any “breach” in any “allusion,” but he came to the scratch : “Me and Smelzer has one ready. I and him worked it out like me and he does a sum in polite fractions, but it’s more mine than his’n. ’Taint very long but you kin fix it up and hand it to Mayor Stern and him and the rest of Council kin spin it out at the next meeting.’’ t “I am really glad, Poky, that you recognize and acknowledge your im becility —I mean your weakness, which is, as old father Weller remarked, a ‘more tenderer’ word.’ ‘Brevity,’ while it ‘is the soul of wit’ in an old fashioned newspaper man, is a first degree crime in a modern binder of spells. But we will see what you have. Attention, Roly Polies, while I read. I shall give it verbatim, et liter atim, et spell at ’em, and pronounce phonetically—to the end that you may appreciate the improvement in my rendition. You will note, incident ally, how chaste is my English on ordinary colloquial occasions. Now, then, this is our pupils’ composition : “ ‘Feller Ladies an’ Gents :’ —that is wretched, Poky. You should have respected the ladies by eliminating them altogether, and begin with the salutation, ‘My Countrymen,’ sono rously vocalized. But— “Do youse tink te Growin’ En’ fel lers is all Eckhart Philosophers ?” Pinky interrupted with some indigna tion. The professor rapped his desk sharply and resumed— “ Respect for and obedience shown to the tutors who teach you how to obtain jobs without earning them are the primary requisites to a successful political party career. I v ill now de claim this effusion without comment until the end : “ ‘Feller Ladies an’ Gents : De guys viot says we all needs * bnsiness ad - ministration’s givin’ yer a bum steer, i Wot’ve we got now ? Wot’s business . but spendin’ money ? An’ aint we . spendin’ more money tan we are git , tin’ in ? That other talk’s all bunc. ■ You’d tink dere wuz a Dutch sassen : ger talkin’ to he%r som of dem fellers > spielin’ ’bout mud. I’ve eat my peck -of dirt wot te good book say we’ve all ■ got to eat, an’ wot’s te use o’ hollerin’ ’bout a little mud on Bowery street ? Who made te mud ? Where’d you git : de department of street-cleanin’ if dere ■ wasn’t no mud? Hey? Who’d git te old boys’ jobs if you git a lot of feet, stingy cold, in de Council Chamber ? i Hey ? Now, all we wants is a square show an’ no dippin’ in by dem blokes wot butts in and hollers extravagance tike as if a primary wuz a meetin’ of te vestry, and a Council session wuz a convention of te Epworth League.’” There was great cheering when the reading closed. The professor waited until the enthusiasm died away and then began his commentary recital : “Here we have the foundation for a most excellent speech,” said he. “It is, of course, wofully brief, but it can be elaborated. It’s grammar is not all that may be desired, but it is far in advance of some that is in vogue in West Virginia. Without attempt ing to elongate or change it’s primi tively forceful construction, I will rapidly revise it with regard to the most elegant English and approved usage of Frostburg’s most illustrious orators. Pinky—you there, Poky— you, especially, pay close attention : “ ‘My Countrymen—As Mark Anto ny should—not would have said, let me have the undiscounted loan of your auricular appendages. The idi otic Plebian sovereigns of this town who allege that we are in need of a business administration are giving us an erroneous admonition. What have we now ? What more is in the transac tion of public affairs than the disburse ment of SIOO revenues, reinforced bj T SI,OOO loans ? Is it not really more imoortant in municinaJ afEalra in ->n Allegany-county towns to disburse profitably than collect expensively ? Are we not now expending more of “the root of all evil” than we are “rounding up” under the' guise of “equal taxation?” Why, you would opine from the vaporings of the bunco economists that a Frankfurter was growing garrulous about mud—ah unclean word, but it must be used. I have masticated, swallowed and di gested my second gallon of “mother earth,” which the Scriptures enjoin upon each and all of us, though I can not recall book, page, chapter or verse, and after that feat of degluti tion why should we complain of a mere modicum of mud on Bowery, or any other street that we have not yet given away to the electric railway company ? Who created the sub stance designates ‘mud ?’ From what quarter ventilated by ‘the four winds of heaven’ would we obtain, maintain and retain the department of street-cleaning if there were no mud ?” Amid immense applause a motion to adjourn for refreshments was inter rupted by Pinky Poky, who announced in his own lingo that he could not par take of refreshments until the profes sor consented to expunge the term, “mother,” as a praenomen of “earth,” in the expression, “mother earth.” The professor demurred, and de manded— “Pinky, an explanation—an expla nation, Poky !” “Well, youse ought to know, profes sor, ’cordin’ to your own account, det wen Smelser here, fer instants, has et two gallons of mud none of det mud is hes own mudder—hey ? [lmmense laughter.] A joint debate became imminent, but the audience jumped between the professor and Pinky with two unani mous conclusions : 1, That the contentions of both the professor and Poky are correct, and— 2, That now, instead of “mother earth,” delicatessen at some elegant anti-shampain cafetaria, is in order for both “mastication and digestion.” Temperance Lecture. Under auspices of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union a tem perance lecture by Michael J. Fanning, a renowned Irish orator of Philadel phia, is announced for Friday evening, 29th inst., auditorium, to be named later. Poultry Show. All the blooded chickens of a large area enclosing Lonaconing will enjoy nearly a week’s stay in that town dur ing the first half of February. The prizes already offered aggregate in value nearly SI,OOO. Humorous Lecture. Rev. J. A. Grose, of Eckhart, will favor the people of Allegany with a humorous lecture, entitled “ ’Tother Way,” Friday evening, 22d inst. * HOUSE INCREASES PAY. | $1,200 Yearly for Rural Carriers t Serving 24-Mile Routes. ▼ After a lively debate in the House f of Representatives last week, in which I Congressman Linthicum, of Maryland, f took an active part, it was voted to | definitely fix the salaries of rural car * riers under the law so that every car :. rier serving a route of 24 miles will be s paid $1,200 a year. e In the preceding appropriation bill t- passed by Congress provision was :. made for the promotion of 43,325 rural i- carriers in the sum of SIOO each, and s the necessary amount was authorized k for the increase. The Post Office De .l partment so interpreted the law that l’ only a fraction of them received more ? money. This action aroused much t indignation on the part of members e of Congress and the statement was e Ireely heard that when the next Post :, Office appropriation bill came up these ? promotions of rural carriers would be e made mandatory. s Referring to the work of the mail e carriers, Congressman Linthicum said: f “These rural letter carriers have i considerable expense. They are com ’ pelled to provide their means of trans s portation and to deliver the mail each 1 and every day in the year. While in 1 the summer the work may be light and pleasant, in the winter it becomes i onerous and very unpleasant. The t roads in the greater part of the coun i try where the mail is delivered by the t rural carriers are not only bad in win r ter, but often miserable and almost 3 impassable. “I received a letter this morning - from a rural carrier in my State who 1 says that during the summer one ; horse will perform the work on his 1 route, but that during the winter he is s compelled to have two horses to do - the same service. There are many routes in the State of Maryland, espec ially those in the mountainous sec t tions, where more than one horse is f required almost constantly.” i Am iMteresting Report. L State Mine Inspector William > Walters’ report for the year, May ' 1, 1913, to April 30, inclusive, has been ' completed. Of 163 mining accidents during the year 17 were fatal, an increase of 2 ; fatal and a decrease of 15 non-fatal, 1 fatal accidents occurred in Garrett county. To the end of the calendar year, : 1913, the total production of coal was 4,239,643 tons, of which 640,897 tons is creditable to Garrett county, leaving ’ 3,598,746 tons as Allegany’-s turn-out. > The number of men employed was 1 5,559, or 144 less than during 1913. The report is interestingly supple ■ mented by a historical sketch of the Georges’ Creek Coal Region, includ -1 ing picture and text descriptive of the ' Miners Hospital, of this place. Mr. Walters enjoys the reputation ' of a square-dealing official and seems L to be popular with both employers and employes. t : Fme Pictures. The front cover of the Better Roads Magazine, Jamestown, Ohio, for Jan uary, is a beautiful illustration of a ’ section of the State-Aid road just be ’ yond Wright’s Crossing, about a mile from Frostburg. The original picture was made by Irwin E. Gilbert, photographer, of this I place, standing on Shaft Hill, east side, and looking toward Frostburg. The winding, smooth road, includ ing the electric railway track ; the houses on the west side of the cross ing and the beautiful trees overshad owing all, make a picture of sur passing beauty, and its selection by the publishers for the purpose named is a great compliment to Mr. Gilbert’s enterprise and taste. This is not all. The report of prizes awarded pho j tographs of good and bad roads by the Magazine company shows that Mr. Gilbert won Ist, 2nd, 3rd and 4th for good roads, and Ist for bad roads. ’ These roads, too, are all in the vi cinity of Frostburg, and, strange as it may appear, the bad road thus repro duced is within the town’s corporate limits. t Death of a PhysiciaM. r Dr. A. W. Smith, many years a phy sician at Midland, died at the resi dence of his son, A. Taylor Smith, in Cumberland, Sunday morning, 10th s inst., after a protracted illness. Widow and son, A. Taylor Smith, are bereaved. * Funeral was held Tuesday after noon, Rev. William Cleveland Hicks, y j of the Episcopal Church, officiating, closing with interment in Rose Hill Cemetery, Cumberland. 5 He WaMts The Spirit. ? James G. Richardson, of Emporia, 1 ' Kansas, writes to The Spirit the fol - lowing note : 1 “You will find enclosed a P. O. money order, for which please send me The Frostburg Spirit for one year, and I would like to have it start from 1 the first of the year, i “I am a Frostburger; also an ex r City Band player, and the ‘Rudy I whines’ are rather interesting to me.” 000000000000000000000000000 § Successor to 8 The Frostburg Mining Journal : 8 Established 1871 j 000000000000000000000000000 l WHOLE NUMBER 2,239 G. 0. P. CLAIMS TO BE MAJORITY PARTY Figures Show That Last Election Placed It at Top Again, Washington, Jan. 10 The Repub lican National Committee has issued a statement analyzing the elections last November as they are finally re corded in the official returns. The statement says : “The Republicans carried 23 states which in the Electoral College cast 288 votes for president, a clear major ity of 22 over the 266 necessary for a choice. There are three states which may be temporarily classed as doubt ful,as on national issues they divided their allegiance. These are Oregon, South Dakota and Nevada, in which Democratic senators were chosen, but Republican congressional delegations were elected. “At this election 230 Democratic members of Congress were successful. In 39 of the congressional districts of the country, however, the Progressive vote was larger than the Democratic plurality ; so that had it not been for the Progressive jyote the Democratic membership in the next House would be only 191, with 218 necessary for a majority. The Progressive vote also elected four Democratic senators, those in California, Colorado, Indiana and Oregon. “The question of what has become of the Progressive vote of 1912 is well answered in these official returns. In the 38 states whose returns have been compiled there is a Republican gain of 2,489,588 over the Republican presi dential vote of 1912. There is a Pro gressive loss of 2,507,811, as compared with the presidential vote of that party two years ago. In other words, the Progressive loss is within less than 1 per cent, of being the same as the Republican gain. “In these 23 states which put them selves in the Republican column the Republican plurality over the Demo cratic vote was over a million, where as in 1912 the Wilson vote in the same states was larger than the Taft vote by over one million. Of the total vote cast by three parties in these states in 1914 the Republicans cast 49.5 per cent., the Democrats 38.9 per cent. and the, Prosrressiyes, 1.1 .5 w.wnt In 1912 the presidential vote cast was: Republicans, 28.4 per cent. ; Demo crats, 39.7 per cent.; Progressives, 31.9 per cent. “The House of Representatives chosen at the November election will contain: Republicans, 195; Demo crats, 230; Progressives, 6. In addi tion to these there are from California a Progressive Republican, a Prohibi tionist and an Independent, and from New York a Socialist. “The House of Representatives elected in 1912 contained : Republi cans, 122 ; Democrats, 292 ; Progres sives, 15; Progressive-Republicans, 5, and Independent, 1. “It was the Progressive vote that saved the control of the House of Representatives to the Democrats. They elected 12 more than a majority of the House, whereas in 39 Congres sional districts Democrats were chosen because of the candidacy of Pro gressives.” He Is Pleased. Frostburg, Md., Jan. 8, 1915. Editor of the Spirit : I am much pleased with your report of the Council meeting last Monday night. You gave the proceedings as nearly complete as a newspaper can well do —the financial and official reports all telling just where the town stands. As good as this, you did what other papers fail to do —you gave the re marks here and there of what the Mayor and Councilmen said of import ant matters, and, for one, I like to read of what the Mayor and Council men say as well as of what they do. Yours truly. An Interested Citizen. Still Remembers Old Home. N. A. Fogle, formerly of this place, now residing in South Pasadena, Cal., sent last week a copy of the Eos An geles Tribune containing a lengthy report of a floral parade in Pasadena, indicating that, probably, the collec tion constituted the largest assem blage of flowers in the world’s history. Not only in number is this true, but in variety, the lower California coast always teeming with every genus of the floral cult. The pageant was most brilliant, therefore, and strangely set off in con trast with the summits of snow-capped mountains less than five miles away. Mr. Fogle is evidently prospering, but not so strenuously as to make him forget the “Old Folks at Home.” — Basket Ball. Both girls and boys of Beall High School are represented, each by a team superbly coached and both eager to compete with neighboring school teams of their class. Miss Elsie Wat son, Loo street, is the corresponding member of the girls’ team, and Saul Sapiro, 54 Orman street, represents the boys.