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'‘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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
“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
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
“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
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
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.
| $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
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
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,
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.”
§ Successor to
8 The Frostburg Mining Journal :
8 Established 1871 j
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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
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
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.

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