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PUBLIRIIKD EVERY KVI'NINO EXCEPT SUNDAYS. VOL. LXXYIII No. 4. CHILDREN GIVE PLEASING SHOW I IN DOLL LUND Clever Dancing And Singing Punctuated By Bits Of Com edy Marked Program By Girls’ Clubs Of Local “Y" At Circle Playhouse. CLOWNS GALORE, AND RAG DOLLS AND OTHERS i That Ihi* Y W. C. A. musical play. I “The Land of Dolls,” would be pnpu- I lar wjik a foregone conclusion. Al- SwajH there are numbers of discour agements, large and small, attending Ih* production of an amateur play, but with the efficient system of the present corps of volunteer worker* Vse difficulties were reduced to a Inimum and the little pl>, with /•trly two hundred children to handle, went off smoothly anil grace [ully. The two naughty little glr'i who were transported to Doll Lar. I wetc jacted by Mildred Rochlitz an I l'tiz *- jlcth Ham-dte. of Arnold, and they car frh'd their parts splendidly through oilt the entire play. Miss llowe 'Xs Fairy Queen Charlotte Howe, as the Fairy Queen, danced and sung beautifully, end her charming little ladies In waiting In their white and Hilver costumes gave j .some pretty dances. Limpy, the Hag Poll, and King of (lie Land of Polls, was acted by Helen Monday, and she and the group of rag dolls who ac companied her showed some of the best acting in the play, nH th *y Hop ped over the stage with vacant stares. llonp Ln, Clown Comedy Throughout the entire performance n spicy bit of comedy was carried out by Hemp La. the Clown Doll, played by Margaret Esther Strange, and 20 other downs In golden t Pierrot costumes made merry as they turnel band-springs and‘.cartwheel!} and cavorted over the stage. The Jack-in-the-box, Jtfdgof Scarjm. played by Margaret Ilea ft.’ produced , no little amusement in bis, arraign- j men of the young people, who had j shed the royal sawdust'of 'the Poll King, and In his call to the army of Doll Land to avenge the crime. Lttelle Prosky, as Fat Sing, the Chinese Poll, sang a clever song and led in a splendid character dance by her Chinese attendants. Hcvcrly Daniels, ns the Paris Doll, and Queen of the Ixmd of l oils portrayed the airs and graces of a profession..l queen and Margaret Cochran, as Queen Fifme’s maid, gave one of the most charming hits of act ing in the play in her solicitude nml deference for the Queen, and in a solo flower dance. Ovation For Talking Poll Tellella, the Talking Doll, by lna Walker Cochran, received a storm of applause as she mechanically un (rnnllnnwl On I’nrr .V ' The Famous Kitchen Cabinet Band oj 27 Instruments WILL CIVK AN Entertainment THURSDAY. May 17tb, 1923! EDUCATIONAL BUILDING OF CALVARY CHURCH > The romance will te given by Mrs. j T. K. Potent, widow of K>v. T. K. ] Peters, who was poster of Maryland Avenue Church many years ng,,. Tickets on sale at 1 Vtdmeyor s Honk Store, Maryland Are; tleorgo \Y. Jones. Most St.: William Ilrewer. Market Spa,a-. Tickets, fat cents, iucludiug Ice cream. CALL 960 FOR TAXII Cars Washed and Stored. ■! ■ ■ Annapolis Garage 103-105 WEST ST. ' x Tobacco Growers’ Meeting A meeting to further the interests of the Tabacco Grow ers Association and to demonstrate that the business interests of the city are backing that organization in a co operative way will be held in the Hall of the House of Delegates at the State House, FRIDAY Evening, May 18, at 8 P. M. Prominent speakers will address the meeting. All business men are cordially invited to attend these meetings. Published by the Chamber oj Commerce of V. ■ PUN FOB ADVANCING i INTERESTS Of ÜBS I State Agricultural Committee Organizes And Will Map Out Comprehensive Program ; FACING BIG PROBLEMS Work for the immediate arrangc ; ment of a comprehensive program for the advancement of agriculture and allied interests in the State was begun in Baltimore yesterday morn ing. May 15, when the State Agricul , tural Committee recently appointed * by Governor Ritchie, organised at an enthusiastic meeting attended by ap proximately 60 representatives of agricultural organizations. State Fortunate, Says Governor Governor Hitchie explained th pur pose of calling the meeting, and then turned it over to the farmers’ repre . sentatives present. The Governor pointed out that Maryland was more L fortunate In her governmental ar rangements than most other States in that, in the handling of her more im portant governmental problems, she had first mapped out a comprehensive policy, thus leaving the development of that policy purely a matter of ad ministration. This was true, he said, of the Slate's educational system, of the State roads system, and more ro ently of the entire governmental ad | minis!rative structure through the re. organization bill passed at the last session of the General Assembly. It was with the Idea in mind, the Gover nor said, that such a program and ; such a policy should he adopted by j the State for the advancement of the agricultural interests that he called the meeting held yesterday. Various I’rohlenis Discussed E. I’. Cohill, president of the Mary land Farm Bureau Federation, first temporary and later elected perman ent chairman of the committeee, call ed on various members to present ! their views as to the more important problems with which the farmer is fared. Co-operative marketing; the tax question ns applied to agriculture,; the labor problem; freight rates: lur- Rur appropriation for tlie control of 1 diseases amohg fruits and crops, .ami above all, complete organization and , publicity, were stated by various speakers as problems to which the l committee should give its attention [ first. All of the speakers thanked the Governor for his interest in the farm ers ’problems, and for his action in M'nntlnTMMl on I’Mrtt X.) Walter Clark Now Back In Business Walter Clark, a prominent oyster packer and crab dealer of this city, who suspended business last fall, lias now resumed his former occupation] at his boathouse on Compromise street, and is in a position to supply his former customers with crab meat in any Oosjred quantity. Mr. Cffirk is one of the most popu lar dealers in the business and his return to the field will lie a decided pleasure to his many friends and pa ! trnns.' VICTORY 41% BONDS Will Be Paid Off May 20th The total amount of the bond and the coupon due May 20th will lie credited as a deposit when re ceived by us. We offer a sound and safe in vestment with a return of six per cent per annum, backed by gilt edge mortgages on real estate iu Annapolis and vicinity. Annapolis & Eastport Building Association LEE BUILDING, ANNAPOLIS, MD. ANNAPOLIS, MD., WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 1923. Gov. Ritchie Addresses Md. Bankers At j Sea-Shore (Ry Th* Amimm I itrri T’-*-*.l ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., May. . 16.—Governor Ritchie, of Mary land declared that the people should frown upon attacks which seek to undermine confidence in the Supreme Court, in an ad dress to the Maryland Bankers’ J Association in convention here. “It is not necessary to argue that the Supreme Court has made no mistakes,” he said. “It is only i necessary to reeall that the con • slitulion promises free speech, i free press, free religion, life, liberty and prosperity. Some body must have the power to say I whether a statute conforms to i these guarantees or violates any of them.” REJECT REPORTS 0S TWO NEW ROSDWSYS Matter Of Joyce’s Lane High way, Probably Will Be Fur- Considered, However Opening of a public road through Joyce’s Lane in the Third district which has been the subject of much contention for several weeks, still is held in abeyance. James Stewart and Max Hanoke, constituting a majority of a commission recently appointed by the Board of County Commission ers to investigate the public neces sity of the road, filed an unfavorable report in t lie premises at yesterday’s meeting of the Board. This report was rejected, and it is understood an other commission will be named to consider the matter. The board also rejected a favorable report from ex aminers on Brown’s Woods road. To Replace Fire Losses At the meeting yesterday, the Commissioners disposed of a number of matters, largely of a routine na ture, however. Commissioner Myers of the Second district. *fi!ed a report on the loss bv fire which destroyed the county stables at Germantown late Saturday night. The fact that two road trucks were burned, it was recommended that. Engineer Burwell purchase one light truck at once, and upon motion of Commissioner Kelly, Mr. Myers and Engineer Burwell were authoribed to buy necessary equip ment for the Second district road force. New Keeper For Spa Bridge W. C. Smith having resigned the position of keeper of Spa Creek bridge, the Board appointed William T. Branzcll to succeed him. The new appointee will assume the duties June 1. PLAY GIVEN BY ‘ MOOSE AUXILIARY The Ladies’ Legion of Annapolis Chapter of Mooschoart, Legion fill, recently scored a great success in its , k product ion of the one-act play, “Rev. Deter Brice, the Bachelor,” by Beulah King. Under the special direction of Mrs. Josephine Dfefel, each character was well taken. After the play was over refreshments were served, and Inter in the evening there was dancing. Following is the cast: Mrs. Rose Wisner, Flora Flynn; Mrs. Anna McNeff, Delia Dodge; Mrs. Catherine Griscom. May Marsh; Mrs. Gladys Gray, Clafa Combs; Mrs. Elsie Welsh, Sarah Sickles; Miss Rosalie Stone, Mrs. Polly PriwCe, the widow; Miss Mary Anderson, Susan, the maid. A H S “School Activities” ! —ix— HIGH SCHOOL ASSEMBLY HALL —OX— | Thursday, May 1 7th. Performances at 1 :.T0 and 8 I*. M. ADMISSION*, 25e. | * ATTENTION! ANNAPOLIS POST 304. VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS All members requested to be present THURSDAY, MAY 17. Important. State Department Commander. Dr. M. C. Blake, and staff will visit the Post. Open meeting after 9:30. Ladies' Auxiliary Is invited. By order of COMMANDER. ' m!7 ESTABLISHED IN 1884. School Boys And Girls All Set For Field And Track Contest With a greater number of schools represented, which .means also a much larger number of juvenile ath letes ready to show their prowess, the eighth annual field and track games of Anne Arundel county public schools, arranged under the direction of the Playground Athletic League of Maryland, will be held Friday, be ginning at 9 o’clock in the morning and continuing through a greater por tion of the day. Rear-Admiral Henry B. Wilson, superintendent of the Na val Academy, has kindly dedicated the midshipmen’s field and track grounds* on the government reservation for the occasion, and he will be one of the honorary referees of the meet. (■lris In Games And Badge Tests Iloys and girls from practically every public school in the county will compete in the various events, the girls chiefly in the dodge hall, volley hall, badge tests, etc., and other less strenuous events, while the boys in the respective classes, as to weights, will strive to out-do each other in races on the track and field (events. Although indications point to the meet being by far the largest and mtist suc cessful of its kind ever staged in An napolis. At 9 in the morning weigh ing in and stamping the athlelas will get under way, and at 9:30 contest in dodge ball will be the order of things. Then at 9:45 will come the badge tests for boys and girls. From 12:15 to 1 o’clock will bo an intermis sion period for luncheon and the rest of the afternoon will be devoted ex- RESCUE HOSE CO. TO HAVE BENEFIT INSTEAD OF CARNIVAL A largo and enthusiastic meeting of the ladies of Annapolis who are interested in tho Rescue Hose Com pany, was held at the quarters of the company last night. Plans wore made for the holding of, a Rescue Hose Company benefit week from May 21 to May 26, Inclusive. This benefit will replace the carnival which has been the custom during part years, tho company having de cided that the numerous carnivals wore a burden to the people. This new plan will include an attractive program for the week and the ladies and firemen are much enthused over their rapidly developing plans. The weeks’ program will he ar ranged as follows: Monday—Card Party. Prizes award ed at 8 p. m. f at the City Assembly Rooms, arranged by the la lies. Tuesday—Benefit performance at the Circle Playhouse, matinee and evening. Candy to be sold by the ladies. Wednesday Salad Supper, ar rangements by the ladies. Thursday—Benefit performances at the Republic Theatro, matinee and evening. The ladies will sell candy for the benefit of the company. Friday—Dance under the manage ment of the ladies and drawing for a grand prize. Benefit performances at the Star Theatre. Saturday—Tag Day, by tho ladies and children. Benefit baseball game at 4 p. m. Refreshments for sale by the ladies. At lust night’s meeting, Mrs. J. W. Carter was elected general chairman of the Ladies’ Committee and the fol lowing sub-chairmen were appointed: Candy sales, Mrs. Wm. I. Owens; card party, Mrs. J. W. Carter; supper, Mrs. Daniel Keller; dance, Mrs. William McNew; Tag Day, Mrs. Wm. H. Basil; cuke sales, Mrs. Wm. Boeteler. Summer Schedule Of Bay Ferry Steamer Two trips daily except Sunday to and from the Western and Eastern i Shore are included in the spring and summer schedule of the Claiborne- Annapolis ferry steamer Governor Emerson C. Harrington which w*as in augurated a few days ago. The steamer leaves Annapolis at 8 a. m. and 5:15 p. m., and leaves Claiborne at 10 a. m. and 7 p. m., week days. For the present there will be only one Sunday trip each way, leaving Annapolis at 9 in the morning, and Claiborne at 5 in the afternoon. Ex tra trips to accommodate traffic dur ing the rush business of summer will be made,- it is expected. George Jay Gould Dead MENTONE, FRANCE. May 16. George Jay Gould, the American financier, who has been ill at Cap Martin, near here, for some time, died i today. ; clusively to athletic games. The of , ficials of the meet are as follows: Honorary Referees —Admiral Henry B. Wilson, U. S. N.; Hon. A. S. Cook, State Superintendent of Schools. Referee —Dr. William Burdick, P. A. L. Starter M. A. Markle. Tiiners-rL. H. Mang, F. Fosty, H. Ortland. Clerk of Course—L. Cogswell; As sistant, G. Thompson. Chief Relay Clerk—R. B. Machon; assistants, R. R. Thomas, J. M. Arm strong, M. H. Courtney, G. Parlett. Track Judges—W. Aamold, J. J. Dougherty, Major H. It. Riley, H. M. Webb. J. T. Hutchins. Field Judges—T. Taylor, F. Sazama, G. Emmerich, P. Morgan, A. W. An drews. Scorer E. N. Parrish. Custodians of Prizes-Miss J. B. Suitt, Miss E. Childs. Marshals- Miss Ixiuise Linthicum. Miss Josephine Riordan, Miss A. Maude Roberts, Mrs. J. M. Lynch, L. Cockran, W. Phipps, S. Fox. B. Leitch. K. Kaiser, 1,. O’Neill, G. Hopkins, I). Jenkins, and W. Sowers. Playground Athletic League’s Ofli eials for Games Misses Mary Sar gent, Eleanor McLeod, Helen King, Helen Jamarb, Margaret Haydock, Olive Iler, and Flora Bandel. County Board of Education—Frank A. Munroe, president; Edna M. Perry, vice-president; Katherine Watkins. Ridgcly I’. Melvin, Janies S. Billings lea, M. I). County Superintendent G eorge Fox. BIN'S BIBLE CLASS OF EDWARDS CHAPEL HAS ANNUAL BANQUET The first annual banquet of Alpha Woman’s Bible Class of Ed wards Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church was given Monday night in Edwards Chapel Hall. The class has a membership of eighteen. Seven teen sat down to the tables, each one accompanied by a gentleman, who was either husbrnd, brother, or friend of the lady. The gentlemen were the guests of the members of the Bible Ciass. The colors of the class arc red and white and this color scheme was beautifully carried out. White candles under red shades burned upon the tables. All the dishes were plain white, while red roses and ger aniums completed the table decora tions. The hall was beautifully dec orated with dogwood, lilies of the val ley and red clover and snowballs. Across the platform was a red and white banner on which was inscribed the class motto, “Willing Workers.’’ The speakers of the occasion were Trof. W. J. King, who Is superintend ent of the Adult Bible Class work for the Anne Arundel County Sunday School Association; Chaplain Miller, of the Navy; Itev. H. W. Burgan, 1). I)., pastor of Calvary Methodist Church, and Joseph O. Fowler, teacher of the class. The pastor, Rev. John T. Jaeger, was toast master. This class has the distinction of be ing the first organized Woman’s Bible Class in the county registered with, and holding a charter from, the Maryland State Sunday School Asso ciation. The officers are Mrs. Cora Hopkins, president; Miss Jennie Richardson, secretary; Miss Eva Carr, vice-president, and Miss lola Bhib bons, treasurer. 'enmnimby ; GIRLS’FRIENDLY SOC. St. Anne’s Parish House was crowd ed to the doors at the annual enter tainment of the Girls’ Friendly So-: cietv, which was given last Friday. Fifty children took part in the very pretty tableau representing the 12 months of the year and the “Candi dates Song” and Girls” Friendly Song : were sung at the beginning and close of the entertainment. Refreshments were served to the ; children and the very creditable work done by them during the year was on ; sale. There has been an average attend ance of 40 children on Monday after noons during the year. Much credit is due to Mrs. Raymond Stone and her competent assistants for their success in this growing I work for girls in the community. WAN’S AUXILIARY OF | P.E. CHURCH VERY ACTIVE Report Shows Triennial Thank Offerings Increased To $681,- 145.09 In Seven Months HAS 250.000 MEMBERSHIP The Annual Report of the Woman’s Auxiliary of the Episcopal Church which has just been submitted to the National Council by Miss Grace Lind ley. Executive Secretary, shows that the Triennial United Thank Offering of the organization to the general Church was estimated at 5669.426 at the General Convention in Portland last September, has been increased to a grand total of 6681.145.09. Has Membership Of 250,000 This organization which is compos ed of the active women workers of the Episcopal Church, now has a membership of more than 250,000 di vided among 4,000 branches operating in every section of the country and with ramifications in practically ev ery part of the world. It Is one of the most influential subsidiary branches of the Episcopal Church. Its work is directed largely toward the mission field, and the present report notes the fact that through its efforts 50 missionary recruits were secured during the year. Not alone in the mission field, however, but in practic ally every branch of the Church's work is its influence felt. larious Activities Pursued Among the more important activi ties in which the Auxiliary interested itself during the year and upon which it brought to bear the influence of its 250,000 members, w'ere prison reform, adequate care of disabled vet erans, protective laws for women and children, Christian inter-racial and Christian international relations, lim itation of armaments and work for Christian unity. The Auxiliary has also entered enthusiastically Into the promotion of the Youth Movement in the Church, and two of the objects to which it is now especially devot ing itself are the establishment in New York of a house where volun teers and missionaries on furlough may live while in training, and a school where colored women may be preparod for work among their own people. fancyartlmeo FOR SALE AT FAWN FETE Donations are being asked for the fancy work table at. the garden party and lawn fete to be given on Satur day on the lawn of Mr. and Mrs. Car ryl Bryan’s residence at Wardour The table will be in charge of St. Faith's Guild of which Mrs. Samuel Brooke is the head. Small inexpen sive articles are especially desired as it is planned to have a number of useful things of small price at the table this year. Wash cloths, iron holders, little mats, and dust cloths are among the things that the house keeper never has enough of—she will find them on sale at the fancy work table at the lawn fote. Donations should he sent to Mrs. Samuel Brooke or Mrs. Philip Alger before Saturday noon. BUSINESS MEN ARRANGE FOR MASS MEETING TO AIO TOBACCO GROWERS Under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce a big mass meeting In the Interest of the Tobacco Growers' Association will be held in the cham ber of the House of Delegates at the i State House Friday night beginning at 8 o’clock. Business men and citizens gener : ally have been invited to attend the meeting which will be addressed by prominent speakers who are thor s oughly acquainted not only with the tobacco industry, but also with the organized efforts to promote it. To bacco growers from all sections of the i county are expected to attend the meeting. Merchants of the city wish ■ to show the tobacco men that they stand ready to co-operate in every way in furthering the interests of the 1 Association, securing new members, i etc., and with this object in view the ’ Chamber of Commerce decided upon holding a mass meeting here. count BUSH 81 VB LOCAL and general news. PRICE TWO CENTS. GUNMEN'S FEUD ENDS IN DEATH DFMNVICT Joseph Cunningham Shot To Death During 'Battle Over Woman In Small Shack At Curtis Bay Early Yesterday Morning—l 4 Prisoners In Jail. COUNTY GRAND JURY MAY BE RECALLED •The Anne Arundel county grand jury probably will be re called to investigate the murder of Joseph Cunningham, 45 years old. victim of a gun battle at a shack known as “Shamrock,” near t urtis Bay yesterday. Fourteen men and women of the underworld who were arrested by police officials following the trag edy were brought to Annapolis this afternoon and lodged in the county jail pending further developments in the case. It is said that several of the gang are involved in robberies and other crime. Gangsters Bounded | T p The gangsters now in jail are: Thomas Ray. proprietor of tho shore where tho shooting took plaee. Nelly Ray, 35, his wife. Sergeant Ernest Butler, Battery F, Sixth Field Artillery, at Camp Meade. Mary Barest*, 30, No. 511 East Ramsey street. August Becker, saloon proprie tor, at the foot of Pennington avenue. Wilton Scott, Baltimore. Mary Hughes, Philadelphia. Joseph Cooke. Harry Brown, son of Mrs. Jes sie Brown, proprietor of Odcnton Inn. Harry Barese, bartender at the Temple Cafe. Sergeant Leroy Gaines, of Camp Meade. Frank Wilson, of Wheeling, W’. Virginia. Lawrence Ilaley, alias John Hendricks, of Fairtnount, W. Va. Mrs. Elizabeth Schaeffer, pro prietor of the Temple Cafe. Barese, bartender at the Temple Cafe of Mrs. Elizabeth Schaeffer, is held for the murder. The others are held in connection with the killing. They are all said to have admitted connection with the wild party Monday night, which ended with a general free-for-all fight and the slaying. Drinkers Start Fight The fight is said to have begun (Continued On Paco S.) LAST BATTLESHIPS NEIW ON WAYS. SAYS DENBY Battleships, like kings, are fast go ing out of fashion, and when tho Colorado and the Wost Virginia are launched, the events may bo tho last anybody now living will see, Secre tary lienby declares. The West Virginia is approximate ly 95 per cent completed by the New port News shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, at Newport News, and tho Colorado is about finished by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation. Compared with the activity of 1917 and 1918, the line-up of naval vessels under construction or authorized is literally shot to pieces. In brackets opposite the names of seven battle ships and four battle cruisers is writ ten significantly the word “suspend ed.” The battleships are the Wash ington, the South Dakota, the Indiana, the Montana, the North Carolina, tho lowa and the Massachusetts. Tho battle cruisers are the Constellation, the Ranger, the Constitution and the United States, all wrecks o£ tha Washington arms conference. Some of the new States will M obliged to labor under the handicap of never having had a battleship named after them. University Club To Meet Tomorrow The University Club will meet at 7 p. m. Thursday, May 17, at Randall i Hall (St. John’s College Men’s Hall). , Members hardly need the assurance s that the program, which has not yet been announced, will have as usual a solid and substantial quality, j