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The Frostburg Spirit |
SUCCESSOR TO a Mining^P^Journal PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY. P. L. Livengood, Editor and Owner Y SUBSCRIPTION 11A.TES : I One Year $1.50 Six Months 75c c Ten Months $1.25 Four Months 50c • Eight Months SI.OO Two Months 25c Single Copies, 6c c —= r FROSTBURG, MD., JAN. 14, 1915. t ■■■■■■■ ■ - • c AD VEll TJSING It A TES : t Transient advertising, other than political, j. egal or local, 15 cents per inch each insertion. Political advertising rates made known on 1 application. 1 Legal advertising at legal rates. ( Display advertisements to run four inser- j tions or more, 10 cents per inch each insertion, except for advertisements not exceeding 3 inches, on which the rate is 12 & cents per inch. ( Business Locals, “Wanted,” “For Sale,” i “Lost,” “Found,” and miscellaneous notices. ] 5 cents per line. 1 Resolutions of Respect, 5 cents per line. Cards of Thanks, 10 cents per line. Free to 1 patrons of The Spirit. Advertising copy must be received no later . than 3 p. m., Tuesday, to insure publication same week. No advertisement accepted for less than 25 1 cents, and nothing of a money-making charac ter will be advertised in The Spirit’s columns free of charge. Spirit Lipers Wanted, For Saie, For Rent, Lost, Found,'’and Miscel laneous Notices. RATES —Five cents per line for each insertion. No advertisement accepted for less than 25 cents. WANTED. Your orders for all kinds of Plain and Fancy Printing-. No order too large and none too small. Sfend your orders to The Spirit office. tf. WANTED —Second-hand show Cases and Counter that can be bought at a bargain. Inquire of The Spirit, 114 E. Union St., Frostburg Md. tf. FOR SALE—Three Gas Heating Stoves and five Two-Lamp Gas Chan deliers. Any or all can be bought at a great bargain. Inquire at The Spirit office, 114 E. Union street, tf. WANTED. Your orders for Steel and Copper Die Printing. Finest line of samples to select from ever shown in Allegany county, at The Spirit office. tf. WANTED. Your orders for Embossed Folders for Balls, Banquets, Anniversaries, Secret Society Functions, Business Announcements, etc. A great variety of samples to select from at The Spirit office. tf. ±1 wiv oiv-L/ii, iv ivu. ui emailing anu Belt Pulleys. Also the hangers for the shafting. Inquire at The Spirit office. tf. J AS THE SPIRIT MOVETH J IMPORTANT NOTICE. Those who have not already done so are requested to go at once to McEl fish’s Studio and sit for their photo graphs—to be used in the “Acquaint ance Number” of The Spirit, which will be issued in the near future. It requires about two weeks to secure the engraving after the photo, is sent in. Please attend to this at once. — Advertisement. GETTING BACK AT KANSAS. Everyone has read William Allen White’s 42-centimeter editorial shot at Nebraska, inspired by the New York Times’ error in assigning Nebraska instead of Kansas as the native state of General Fred Fanston. Now comes Harvey Newbranch, editor of Senator Hitchcock’s Omaha World-Herald, with the following withering fire of literary shrapnel : “Base envy, as the poet remarked, withers at another’s joy, and hates that excellence it cannot reach. So was it ever with Kansas. “Nebraska raises corn and alfalfa and wheat and pork and beef, and Kansas raises hell. Nebraska piles up wealth, and Kansas piles up sand dunes. Nebraska is so righteous-that she can trust herself to freedom, and Kansas so wicked that she must re strain herself in gyves and chains— then cries out, ‘See how good I am !’ Kansas tries all things, and Nebraska picks up those that are good and holds onto them. Kansas keeps the rest. Nebraska is philosophic and happy, Kansas a fretful, impatient insomniac. Kansas vainly seeks surcease in fads and follies and chimeras, Nebraska finds it in the simple virtues our our mothers taught, reinforced by all the good things that a rational use of honestly acquired wealth can procure. Nebraska is courteous and unobtru sive, Kansas a shrieking self-adver tiser, boasting even of her blizzards and hot winds as colder and hotter and more destructive than can be found anywhere else on earth. Ne braska outranks Kansas in all the ex cellencies and blessings, and Kansas outranks Nebraska in her ability as a ballyhoo artist. “If this man White really thinks we are ‘a milk-eyed, placid, blue-stock inged old maid who never had a throb of emotion,’ let him come up and try us. Let him sneak around Lincoln, which is a Kansas burg transplanted by a Kansas breeze, and not a Ne braska town at all, and make his way straight to Omaha. Let him come with his hair in a braid, and a glad, mad light in his eye. He may go home faggpd and dazed and bent and broke, but at the least he can say, ‘I have lived 1’ And he will have the rest of his life to devote to recuper ating—and remembering. He will have been to Carcasonne.” GIVE THE BOY A CHANCE. The world’s record for corn-raising belongs to Walter L. Deenson, an Alabama boy, yet in his early teens. Last year this boy raised 232 bushels of corn on a single acre of land, which is the largest yield per acre ever re corded. This remarkable record was made by an ordinary boy and on ordi nary land. He became interested in corn raising and studied into the mat ter of the kind and proper use of fer tilizers and proper cultivation. As a result of putting his knowledge to practical use, he has raised 232 bush els of corn on one acre of land, there by winning the championship of the world. What Walter L. Deenson has done serves to show what a common every-day, out-and-out boy can do if he is ygiven the chance. There are thousands of ambitious boys on the rich farms of this state who never know what it is to be encouraged to take an interest in agriculture or stock raising. If these boys were given a small plot of ground and some seed — corn for example, to plant and culti vate, a circus would not be able to turn their thoughts very far away from the “enchanted spot” where a wonder ful harvest will be their’s to reap. A boy may not be able to raise 232 bush els of corn on an acre of his father’s land, but he can do well enough to make his efforts worth while. What boy in this county is going after that world’s championship record next year ? A Penitent, Confessing, Makes Restitution. A few mornings ago the members of a good Frostburg family were pleas antly surprised to find a long-lost chair on their front porch, tagged with the following type-written note : “To the Owners of This Chair—Kind Folks : “Some six or seven years ago me and an old friend of mine, while pass ing your residence, stopped to rest on your front porch, and while resting and talking about old times, he said to me—‘that chair would be very nice on your porch, don’t you think ?’ “And I said—‘by George, you are right!’ “And, of course, when I went home that chair went right along. “I don’t know why I could not, let go of that chair ; so, good friends, as I am going to leave Frostburg in the near future, I have thought it would not be right to pay freight on some thing that did not belong to me, and I went to this old friend of mine, told him I was thinking of leaving town, and asked him what he thought I ought to do with your chair. He said at once— -- wny, oia pal, taae u oacs, so you can leave old Frostburg with a clear conscience.’ “So here it is, and now, kind folks, please forgive if you can never forget. I will close, promising you I will never steal anymore of your chairs. Wish ing you good luck, I remain Yours very respectfully, Thief.” Glad to get back the chair, the good family have readily and unreservedly forgiven the confessed derelict. Not only so, they pray fervently that the Lord will guard all of his earthly future by “leading him away from temptation.” A Promising Prospectus. Thursday of last week an advertise ment soliciting the registry of 100 girls, between 16 and 22 years of age, at the Pearce and Shea drug stores within two days, willing to work in aluminum manufacture, was published and posted. Saturday evening it was found that over 150 had registered—all sprightly looking ladies, a fact which impressed the prospector, W. S. Jones, of Hart fort, Conn., most favorably. Investigation of several sites also appeared promising in result, and Mr. Jones, ere leaving, indicated that he would make report to his company of Frostburg as the premier location for the proposed factory. It is believed that a conclusion will soon be reached by the company. The Great Moruiug Star. About 9 o’clock last Sunday fore noon the planet, Venus, was plaiuly visible in broad daylight. The sky was deeply blue, the at mosphere distinctly clear of haze, and in the south, about half-way between the horizon and zenith, the star shone —somewhat white,, yet distinctly enough to indicate its identity to the gazer. At 5 o’clock on a clear morning the planet shines with a brilliancy which some believe exceeds all past manifes tations. A Problem. A neighboring newspaper, political ly skeptical, observes that — “Four thousand people heard Pres ident ..Wilson in Indianapolis, while twenty thousand crowded in to hear Billj T Sunday in Philadelphia. Is pol itics or religion declining ?” The answer to the question mry de pend upon Billy’s week-day politics. Big Contract i Virginia. Messrs. Harry Fuller and son, Jesse, of this place, have gone to Covington, Alleghany county, Va., to assume di rection of foundation work for a mass ive government building, Olin Ger lach, also of Frostburg - , contractor. Messrs. Fuller expect to complete their share of the work within four months, but Mr. Gerlach will be en gaged some time longer. THE FROSTBURG SPIRIT, FROSTBURG, MD. f “ The Thinkers of the j \ Country Are the < I I Tobacco Chewers 9 9 said one of the greatest thinkers < 1 this country ever produced. < Jjjj flfpK H J Says the Lawyer: d V \ f| j “When a lawyer loses his nerve J in front of the jury, his client had better plead guilty. That’s why ' ” I always have a quiet, calming I k, chew of PICNIC TWIST before court opens. J \ ' “While a man’s chewing V ’ IP ' PICNIC TWIST he’s thinking, T Yf not talking, and thinking wins 0 Y \ more cases than oratory. And speaking of thinking—show me a jury of tobacco chewers and I’ll show you a jury that will decide according to the law and the evidence.” PICNIC TWIST is the tobacco for men who like a soothing, sweet, long-lasting chew that won’t get on your nerves, or cause them to get back at you. The mild, mellow part of the leaf that goes into 1 fjjrplgl PICNIC TWIST makes it the sort of chew you’ll like better than any dark, “heavy” tobacco you ever tried. And it will like you better. , PicNicTwisfi CHEWING TOBACCO gk “ The Thinkers of the Country Are the Tobacco Chewers” Try one of these convenient soft twists or a 50c JiPff t freshness-preserving drum of 11 twists. REPORT OP THE CONDITION OF THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK, AT FROSTBURG, *.n the State of Maryland, at the close of business, Dec. 31, 1914: RESOURCES. Loans and Discounts $ 659,935 48 Overdrafts, secured and unsecured... 4,169 95 U. S. Bonds to secure circulation 50,000 00 L U. S. Bonds to secure U. S. Deposits 1,000 00 U. S. Bonds to secure Postal Savings 2,000 00 Premiums on U. S. Bonds 703 75 Bonds, Securities, etc 385,515 00 Subscription to stock in Federal Re serve Bank. ..$6,900 00 I Less ain’t unpaid.. 5,750 00 —$1,150 00 All orher stocks, in -1 eluding premium ; on same 3,500 00 4,650 00 , Banking house,Furniture and Fixtures 57,832 00 Other Real Estate owned 8,590 83 Due from Federal Reserve Bank 15,000 00 Due from approved Reserve Agents in Central Reserve cities 54,087 92 Due from banks and bankers (other than above) 7,650 54 Outside checks and other cash items $19,102 18 Fractional currency 627.16 19,729 34 Notes of other National Banks 1,100 00 Lawful Money Reserve in Bank, viz : Specie $ 31 ,100 95 Legal-tender notes 108,720 00 139,880 95 Redemption fund with U. S. Treas urer (5% of circulation) 2,500 00 Total $1,414,345 76 LIABILITIES. Capital stock paid in 50,000 00 Surplus Fund 69,000 00 Undivided Profits, less Expenses and Taxes paid 3,717 59 Circulating notes 50,000 00 Due to banks and bankers (other than above) 34,356 34 Dividends unpaid 3,000 00 Individual deposits sub ject to check $345,900 89 Certified checks 550 10 Cashier’s checks out standing 1,972 91 United States deposits... 1,000 00 Postal Savings Deposits... 1,040 51 State aad municipal deos its 5,807 42 Deposits subject to 30 or more days notice... 848,000 00-1,204,271 83 Total $1,414,345 76 State of Maryland, County of Allegany, ss: I, Olin Beall, Cashier of the above-named bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. OLIN BEALL, Cashier. Subscribed and sworn to before me this sth day of January, 1915. John E. Price, Notary Public. Correct —Attest: Duncan Sinclair, Timothy Griffith, R. Annan, Directors. Married. Miss Teresa Rupel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Rupel, of Detroit, Mich., became the bride of Mr. Charles Festerman, of this place, in that city Saturday, December 12th, last. An elaborate reception at the bride’s home followed the ceremony. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Festerman, Green street, this place. [ " I FOR APPEARANCE J HI fol ) s well as hygienic comfort, your business suits, dress suits, white and fancy vests, top coats, over coats and gloves, will serve I best when frequently cleansed and “form pressed” by our superior methods. FOOTER’S DYE WORKS. T. S. COOPER, Agent, No. 5 Broadway, Frostburg, Md. 1 Death of An Estimable Lady. Mrs. Thomas M. Wilson died at the family home, 27 Bowery street, Tues day afternoon, 12th inst., after almost a year’s illness of Bright’s disease, aged 51 years. Mrs. Wilson had beeu a patient of the Miners Hospital nearly three months, but her condition continued so critical that she was taken home to die in the immediate care of those who loved her as wife and mother. Mrs. Wilson was a native of Cinder ford, England; came to Frostburg when 4 years old and spent here the remainder of a life usefully good. Her husband, Mr. Thomas M. Wil son ; two daughters, Mrs. Franklin O. Wilaud and Miss May Belle Wilson, and one son, Mr. Oscar James Wilson, all of this place, are bereaved. Others near are her father, Mr. Richard Mor gan, Wood street ; two sisters, Mrs. John Close, Wood street, and Mrs. Noah Skidmore, of Pittsburgh, Pa., j and one brother, Mr. Alfred Morgan, Spring street. Mrs. Wilson was an active member of Mountain Chapter, No. 15, Order of the Eastern Star, and of the Deborah ■Society of the Presbyterian Church. The funeral services will be held at 2% o’clock this (Thursday) afternoon at the family home, Rev. Dr. J. N. Beall, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating. BE A BOOiyrER,. not a knocker. . Notice of Application for Saloon License WHEREAS, The following named person has, in compliance with Chapter 140 of the Acts of the General 'Assembly of Maryland for the year 1894, as amended by Chapter 415 of the Acts of 1902, being Article 1, and as amended by the Acts of 1904, and of the Acts of 1908, and of the Acts of 1910, Public Local Laws of Allegany County, filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Allegany Counnty, his Application for License to sell Spirit uous and Fermented Liquors at his place of business in Allegany County as below stated— NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That all re monstrances against the issuance of Licenses to said Applicants must be filed with the undersigned WITHIN TWENTY DAYS after the filing of the Applications. LLOYD L. SHAFFER, Clerk. FILED THURSDAY, JAN. 7, 1915. I EUGENE BRUNER Place of busi ness, about 200 yards west of post office, Eckhart Mines. Residence, Frostburg-. Owner of premises, Mrs. Tillie Eogsdon. FILED FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 1915. | JAMES J. BARRY—PIace of busi ness, about 200 yards west of post office, Railroad street, Eckhart Mines. Residence, National Pike leading' from Cumberland to Frost burg, Eckhart Mines. Owner of premises, Peter Scorelli. NONE ARE TOO POOR to sub scribe for the home paper, when it costs but $1.50 per year, a little less than 3 cents per week. HONESTLY NOW, if you are read ing a borrowed copy of your home paper, doesn’t it make you feel cheap? OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCXIOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO; Ofi GO §§ 88 88 THE 88 88 88 oo oo | Fidelity Savings Bank j 88 OF FROSTBUKG, MD. §§ I “The Reliable Fidelity” | 88 oo §§ 88 go Commercial and Sayings gg gg Accounts SoUcited. gg oo 99 oo oo oo go 88 3 0/ 0 PAID ON SAYINGS ACCOUNTS. §§ 88 §§ OO go 88 Capital Stock $25,000 go g§ Surplus and Undivided Profits . $27,000 go 88 8° D. F. McMULLEN, President. oo G. DUD HOCKING, Treasurer. og 000000000000000000000000000000000000000 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 XXJaSOOOOOJKX KX XXXXXXXXXXXX DAILY I | And Sunday| | Papers | AND K | All The Latest Books and Magazines § can be had at our news stand. If you want to be sure of a New Yorh, Phila- delphia, Washington or Baltimore Sun- day paper, leave your order during the -• *— * | G. E. Pearce Drug Co. | XKXXKMKXXXKK XX XXXXXXXXXXXX DANIEL ANNAN, Pres. W. BLADEN LOWNDES, Vice Pres. D. F. KUYKENDALL, Cashier. THE SECOND NATIONAL BANK, OF CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND. Capital $200,000.00 Surplus $300,000.00 Assets, $3,600,000.00 3 PER CENT. INTEREST PAID ON TIME DEPOSITS DIRECTORS Daniel Annan W. Bladen Lowndes L. M. Shepard O. C. Gephart James Clark R. R. Henderson Van Lear Black Tasker G. Lowndes i Report of , The Second ; National Bank 1 of Cumberland, McL, i December 31, : 1914. * Two Old Friends Die On Same Day. Friends of the late Dr. A. G. Smith, formerly of Midland, and Clarence E. Chipley, formerly of Lonaconing, re member that the physician and drug gist, as is often the case, were warm friends. Each had located in this RESOURCES Loans and Discounts 52,346,420 60 United States Bonds 240,000 00 Other Bonds, Securities, Etc 423,940 00 Banking House and other Real Estate 43,522 76 Due from Reserve Agents and other Banks 355.301 52 Cash 184,178 76 Redemption Fund 10,000 00 53,603,363 64 LIABILITIES Capital Stock 200,000 00 Surplus, Undivided Profits 340,812 14 Circulation 200,000 00 Deposits 2,862,551 50 $3,603,363 64 EVERY ORDER WE DELIVER means satisfaction to the customer or we want to know why not, and to make the wrong right. The scarcity of complaints, however, proves that both our groceries and prices are sat isfactory and that our service is prompt and courteous. Better gro ceries and better service at lower prices is our motto. GRIFFITH BROS. Opposite Postoffice. region over 40 years ago, and the co incidencesof neighborhood settlement, residence, and professional reciproci j ty, reached a pathetic climax in the death of the two on the same day— last Sunday, one in Cumberland, the other iu Stephens City, Va.