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FIFTY-THIRD YEAR. No. 12. STATON & WHALEY. .Solicitors. Trustee’s Sale OF VALUABLE Real Estate By virtue of a decree of tho Circuit Court for Worcester County. Mary land, sitting in equity, passed on the twenty-first day of February, 1921. in the case in which E. Walter Hunting is pluintifT and Lottie LeKites. et at., are defendants, the same being No. 3097 on the Chancery Docket of said Court, the undersigned Trustee will sell at public auction to the highest bidder in front of Chester R. McCabe’s store in ltishopville, Worcester Coun ty, Maryland, SATURDAY March 19th, 1921 AT 2.00 O’CLOCK. P. M.. all the right title and interest of all the parties to the aforesaid cause in and to all the following described real estate situate in the Fifth Election District of Worcester County, to wit: 1. All that parcel of land conveyed to Jacob B. LeKites, now deceased, by Elisha D. Layton, et al„ by deed dated October 21, 1911 recorded among the land records of Worcester County in Liber O. D. C. No. 39, folio .”••14, con taining about fourteen acres of land, more or less. There is a growing strawberry patch of about four acres on this piece of land, with a one and one-half story house for the pickers. 2. All that parcel of land conveyed to Jacob B. LeKites, now deceased, by E. Walter Bunting, et al., by deed dated January 30, 1911. recorded among the land records aforesaid in Liber O. D. C. No. 39, folio 335, con taining about three acres of land, more or less. NOTE: —Each parcel will first be offered separately, ami the highest bid received on each parcel will be re served. Both parcels will then be offered as an entirety. The property will be sold to the highest bidder on each parcel when offered separately, • or to the highest bidder on the par cels offered as an entirety, according to which method brings the best price. TERMS OF SALE. One third cash, one-third in six months and one-third in twelve months or all cash at the option of the purchaser or purchasers, the credit portions to bear interest and to he secured to the satisfaction of the Trustee. Taxes will be paid to Janu ary 1, 1921. JOHN S. WHALEY. Trustee. NOTICE TO CREDITORS. The creditors of Jacob B. LeKites, leceased, are hereby notified to file :heir claims with the vouchers thereof with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, for Worcester County, Maryland,’ within four months from March 19, 1921. JOHN S. WHALEY. Trustee. CALVIN B. TAYLOR, Atty-at-Law. ORDER MSI. Calvin B. Taylor, Attorney named in a mortgage- from Deorge W. Hitch cock and wife and Benjamin Shank and wife to John W. Bodley, ex parte. In the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland. In Equity. N<>. 3102. March Term. 1921. To wit: March 7th, 1921. ORDERED that the sale made and reported by Calvin B. Taylor. Attorney of John W. Bodley, for the sale of the • real estate in the above cause describ ’d be ratified and confirmed unless •ause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 9th day of April, 1921, provided a copy of this order be inserted in some newspaper printed in Worcester County once in each of three successvive weeks before the 2d day of April, in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-one. The report states the amount of sales to be $500.00. OLIVER D. COLLINS. Clerk. .True Copy, Test: \ . OLIVER D. COLLINS. Clerk. I, - r _- ANNOUNCEMENT The undersigned have formed a vrtnership under the style of Tim as & Marshall for the purpose of facturing truck barrels. We & large new factory in Snow conveniently located, ami will facture thousands of Truck Bar •>r the people of the Eastern >f Maryland and Virginia. We ir patronage, and promise to good barrels at as low a • ade conditions will permit, for barrels may be left Marshall, at the Deposit lank or with C. S. Tim )ffice. ry respectfully, C. S. TIMMONS E. W. MARSHALL & MARSHALL HILL, MD. ' ONE WAY. ur job." > back any time •ned name.” STATON & WHALEY. Solicitors. Mortgagee’s Sale OF VALUABLE FARM By virtue of the power contain'd in a mortgage from James ,1. Divan and Sally R. Divan, hia wife, to James W. - Hancock, dated December 31, 1919, recorded among the land records of Worcester Countv. Maryland, in Liber , O. D. C. No. 85, folio 242, default hav ing occurred therein, the undersigned will sell at public auction to the high est bidder in front of the Court House in Snow Hill, Worcester County, Maryland, SATURDAY April 2nd, 1921 AT 3.00 O’CLOCK, I’. M.. all that tract or parcel of land lying and being situate in the Fourth Elec tion District of Worcester County in ? the State of Maryland, on the cast side of the county road leading from Newark to Whiton, lying on the south ; side of and adjoining Old Mill Branch, known as the F bins Farm and later as the Daniel Holloway Home I’lace, : whereon Edward H. Bounds and wife resided for several years, containing two hundred and ninety acres of land, more or less, being the same property which was conveyed to the said James .1. Divan and Sally R. Divan, his wife, by the said Edward 11. Bounds and Annie M. Bounds, his wife, bv deed dated December 31, 1919, recorded among the land records of Worcester County in Liber O. I). C. No. 35, folio 211, being the same land which was conveyed to the said Edward H. Bounds and wife by John L. Holloway and others by deed dated January I. 1907, recorded among the land records of Worcester County, in Liber F. H. P. j No. 2D, folio 179. As provided in the mortgage all the interest of the mortgagors in all the annual crops pitched or cultivated on said land at the time of the sale shall pass to the purchaser. It is estimated that about twenty-five acres arc in wheat and about fifteen acres in rye. This is a valuable and desirable farm property. There is a fine lot of growing timber both oak and pine. It is improved by a large dwelling in good condition and other buildings to correspond, including tenant house. It is about two and one half miles from Newark, and is opposite what was formerly the home place of Archer C. Holloway in (jueponco. The land is in a good state of cultivation and is of splendid quality. This farm also has a nice apple orchard. TERMS OF SALE. One third cash, one third in six : months, and one third in twelve months, or all cash at the option of the purchaser, the deferred payments to bear interest, and to be secured to the satisfaction of the mortgagee. Taxes will be paid to January 1, 1 1921. Title papers at expense of pur chaser. JAMES W. HANCOCK. Mortgagee. WILLIAM D. KERBLN^SolicitorT Trustee’s Sale —OF VALUABLE— Real Estate jo: Under and by virtue of a power of sale contained in a mortgage from Francis H. Brocklehurst and Anna 1., j Brocklehurst, his wife, to Deorge C. Scarborough, dated July 11th, 1916, and recorded among the land records of Worcester County in liber O. I). C. No. 23, folio 67, etc., default having been made in the covenants, terms and conditions of said mortgage, the un dersigned Trustee named therein, will offer for sale at public auction at the front door of the Court House, in Snow Hill, Maryland, on TUESDAY April sth, 1921 AT 2.00 O’CLOCK, P. M. All that farm or tract of land !y-, ing on the north side of the county load loading from Snow Hill to Naza reth Church in Atkinson’s District. Worcester County, Maryland, con taining 127 acres of land, more or i loss, and being in all respects the | same property conveyed in said mort gage. There is a large two story I dwelling house and plenty of out | buildings, and near school house, church and store. About 50 acres are cleared and the balance in wood land. TERMS OF SALE—CASH. Title papers at purchaser’s expense, j Possession given at once. WILLIAM D. KERBIN, : Trustee Named in Mortgage. FRANKLIN CITY M. P. CHARGE. Services for Sunday, March 20th, as follows: Portersville —Preaching at 10.30 A. M. Sunday School at 2.30 P. M. Oirdletreo —Class meeting at 10.30, A. M. Sabbath School at 2.15, P. M. Preaching at 3.00 P. M. Signpost—Sabbath School at 10.30, A. M. Class meeting at 11.15, A. M. Dreenbackville —Class meeting at 10.00 A. M. Sunday School, 2.30 P. M. Preaching at 7.30 P. M. The pastor will deliver a lecture , entitled "The Joys of Life" in the School Auditorium at Girdlctree, this Friday night, March 18, at 7.30 P. M. REV. R. W, SUTCLIFFE, Pastor. % l STATE PROGRAM FOR EDUCATION (’alls for Revision of Teachers' Pay and $750,000 Extra A Year for Expenses A new program for education 1 throughout the State has been com-, plcted by the State Board of Educa tion and will be discussed in detail at a conference of representatives of teachers’ organizations, county super intendents’ associations and county supervisors’ associations to be held at the Normal School, near Towson, March 25. Dovernor Ritchie has been invited to make an address. The program has been in course of preparation for some months and is the result of numerous conferences with school authorities from all parts of the State. It involves a revision of the salary schedule for teachers, lays emphasis on the importance of train ing teachers while they are at work by means of supervisors and .calls for an additional appropriation for salaries and other expenses of $750,- <IOO a year. Urges Equalization Fund. The program also calls for an equal ization fund by which the more weal thy counties will assist the weaker counties. A great deal of emphasis is laid on this in the program, and the principle is laid down that any county which cannot, with a school tax rate of 65 cents, carry the purposed sched ule of salaries and allow a reasonable amount for other current expenses shall have an allotment from the 1 equalization fund to enable it to carry the new program with a 65-cent school tax. It also is provided that if a poor county is willing to tax itself in ex cess of 65 cents for current school ex penses it may use this additional money to pay higher salaries than arc required by the minimum schedule and can compete on more nearly equal terms with the wealthier counties. Much attention is paid in the pro gram to the high school situation and the statement is made that normal in creases in State aid for the support of high schools, proportional to those proposed for the elementary schools, will require an additional $150,000 of State aid for 1922-23 and 1923-24. Schools Increase 50 Per Cent. i For 1914-15 and 1915-16. according to a statement in the program, the State aid was $128,000, and the num ber of high schools, all of which were of the first and second groups, was only 72. For the- next two years the State aid for high schools was $140,-. 000 and the number of schools was 70. For 1918-19, however, the number of schools increased to 83 and the State aid amounted to $155,000. For this and next year the number of schools already has increased to 121 and the State aid to $200,000 for each l year. This is a clear increase of 50 i per cent, in the number of schools over last year. In the last seven years, it it pointed out, the high school enrollment has in-1 creased more than 100 per cent., the enrollment of the last two years I showing an increase of more than 1,200 over the enrollment of the year| preceding: the number of schools ha; increased 75 per cent., the number of ! teachers increased 125 per cent., while in the same period State aid has in creased only 50 per cent. i ■ = Land Warrant By virtue of a Special Warrant is sued out of the Land Office of Mary land. in the name of Leander W. Rid dle, of Delaware County, Pennsyl vania, dated February 24th, 1921. and to me directed, as Surveyor for Wor cester County, I hereby give notice that I will be on the premises on TUESDAY April 19th, 1921 at which time I will precede to locate said Warrant. The land to be surveyed under said Warrant is described as follows: One acre, more or less, of Vacant Land, situate, lying and being in the Third Election District of Worcester County. Maryland, hounded and de scribed as follows: On the North by the waters of Chincoteague Bay, on the East by a Thoroughfare of water dividing this Island from the Beach; on the South by the waters of Chin coteague Bay, and on the West by the waters of Chincoteague Bay. Being an Island lying in Chincoteague Bay about one half mile Northeasterly from Tingle’s or Waggaman’s Island. WILLIAM J. PITTS, Surveyor for W’orccater County. Dated March 12th, 1921 SNOW HILL. MARYLAND. SATURDAY. MARCH 19. 1921. JOHN L. RUSSELL KILLED MONOAY Was Struck On Head Bv Loose Belt And Died From Injuries A Half Hour Later Mrs. \V. T. I’arsons, of Indiantown. was greatly shocked and grieved Mon day to learn that her nephew, Mr. John X. Russell, of Bridgeville, Del., was almost instantly killed that day by being struck on the head by the loose end of a belt in a mill on his father’s farm near Bridgeville, Del. He lived only a half hour after the accident. Mr. Russell was a frequpnt visitor here, and was a very popular young man with all who knew him. He was 21 years of age. He is survixed by his father and mother, and three brothers. Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday morning, after which the remains were carried to George town for interment. The floral trib utes were numerous, testifying to the love and esteem in which he was held. The funeral was attended by the following friends and relatives from here. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mariner and daughters, Mrs. W. O. Dickerson amt sons, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Par sons, Mr. Herman Parsons, Miss Her- j nice Parsons, Miss Myrtle Parsons,] Misses Grace Dickerson, Mary and Maude Godfrey, Beatrice Firman, Emily Disharoon, and Messrs. Elton and Homer Simian and Edward God- ' f rev. Prohibition Is Getting Contagious The prediction is made by some per-; sons who are watching the progress of ■ affairs in Europe that within ten years ! all of the British Isles and the greater parts of Europe will be under its sway, the result of prohibition in this coun try is being watched by those abroad and the gratifying results are mak ing an impression. APRIL I SELECTED AS ARBOR DAY (Governor Ritchie Names the Date After a Talk With State For ester F. W. Besley Governor Ritchie has named April 1 as the day when all Marylanders will be called upon to unite in the annual observance of Arbor Day, a time especially set aside for the plant ing of trees and bushes and generally executed with fitting exercises in many States throughout the country. The day will be observed jointly as Arbor Day and Bird Day, when every man, woman and child will be called upon to participate in planting trees and bushes and to lend a kind thought j to our birds. Official proclamation setting aside the day will be issued by the Governor today it was an nounced at his oflico yesterday. Day Meets With Approval. April 1 was agreed upon by the Governor following a conference with State Forester F. W. Besley. It is understood that the day meets with the approval of the School and Park Boards, and civic and other educa tional bodies, which have annually contributed their efforts to a success ful observance of the day. Special exercises have been planned in observance of the day, and school children, as usual, will take a leading part. Fitting services will be held in every schoolhouse in the city, after which the children will participate in tree-planting in one of the city’s parks or squares. As far as possible, the planting will take place in the park or square nearest the school. Besley Would Give Advice. State Forester Besley has a plan whereby teachers in city and county could gather at meetings between now and April 1, at which he would give illustrated talks on the subject of planting trees ami their care after ward. He said that he would submit his plan to Dr. Henry S. West, super intendent of city schools, and Albert S. Cook, superintendent of education. Until he got un opinion from them on the idea, he would not go further into it His purpose would be, he said, to jfive definite instruction to teachers, who would find it valuable at the Aeee-planting exercises on Arbor Day. GOOD OYSTERS SLOW SALES I • Bivalves Never Were Better Than This Year—The Oystermen Make No Money Sinepuxent and Chincotcaguc Bay oysters, noted the world over for their ■ fine flavor, reached a state of excel • lencc this season not attained before r in many years. They are as fat as • pork and just salt enough; but—the high cost of transportation and the large number of people out of em ployment in the cities have practically killed the oyster business this season. ' There are times when oysters must : be shipped by express, and recently a barrel was shipped from Franklin City to Philadelphia that way which illustrates the reason city people are not buying our oysters. The barrel ‘ of oysters cost the shipper $3.50, and the express charges to Philadelphia were $.‘>.22. making a total cost of ?6.72 for the oysters. An oyster shipper at Girdletree j says he has been shipping oysters ] to points in Pennsylvania which cost j his customers around SIO.OO a barrel ' The oystermen are not getting the! , money, but the transportation com ! panics seem to be getting more than j they should; and their reply is "we ! must charge enough to pay the high I cost of labor.” So, there you arc ! 0. C. FISHERMEN ARE NOW READY Fine Weather Advances Season And Record Catch Expected This Year In view of the fine weather during! the past few days fishermen in this 1 section of the Eastern Shore, parti cularly in and around Ocean City, are getting their nets and poles into shape in anticipation of an unusually early season. The season usually opens about the middle of April, but this year it is expected it will commence about the first of the month. A phenomenal catch is expected. There are shipped annually from Ocean City about forty thousand bar rels of fish, mostly trout, which find markets in Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York. A number of small nets have been placed in Sinepuxent Bay. with which it is expected to catch a large quan tity of herring. Since the inlet has been cut through from the Atlantic Ocean a large number of trout an<i other varieties of fish are being also caught in the bay. Since the inlet, which was opened by a storm about two years ago. is believed to be permanent, great possi-; bilities as an oyster center are seen in Ocean City. Young oysters arc now very plentiful in the bay and a ; number of people are taking up space ami planting the bivalves, which are growing very rapidly. People familiar with the oyster in dustry claim that if the inht remains j Ocean City bids fair to be one of the largest shipping points for oysters on the Peninsula. PRESBYTEKIAN CH l RCH. Preaching Sunday morning at 10.30, ] and in the evening at 7.15. Theme Sunday evening: “An Easter Meditation.” Sunday School at 11.30. Mrs. C. L. Vincent, Superintendent. Subject Bible Class: “A Chrono- j logical Review of Old Testament His-] torv.” All are cordially invited. REV. W. S. KREGER, Pastor. ALI. HALLOWS PARISH. March 20th. Palm Sunday. 7.30 A. M„ Holy Communion. 10.00 A. M., Church School. 11.00 A. M„ Holy Communion. 7.30 I’. M„ Evensong. March 21st, Holv Communion at 7.30. A. M. 2.00 P. M.. All Hallows Guild at Mrs. Corddry’s. R.oo p. M., St. Margaret’s Guild at Mfcs Mary Williams’ March 22nd, Holy Communion at 7.30, A. M. March 23rd, Evensong at 7.30, P. M. March 24th, Maundy Thursday. 7.30 A. M., Evensong. Preparation for Easter Communion. March 25th, Good Friday. 10.30 A. M., Matins and Ante-Com munion. 7.30 P. M., Evensong in Holy Cross Chapel, Stockton. March 26th, Easter Eve. 7.30 P. M.. Evensong. The date for choir prac tice will be announced. Choir meets at the home of Miss Lucile Collins. REV. ALFRED LEE JONES, Rector. 45 AUTO OWNERS HAD TO PAY FINE i Nejjlectcd to Get Titles to Their Cars And Were Fined For Violating State Law After repeated warnings in the • newspapers that people who own auto mobiles must have them titled Com ■ missioner Baughman is combing the i State for violators. 45 persons in ■ and around Snow Hill anil Pocomoke • City were required to appear before Justice McAllen on Thursday and pay a line of $5.75 each for not complying . with the law. Mrs. Sallie Powell Died at Powellville Mrs. Sallie E. Powell died at her home near Powellville Thursday morn ing, March 10th. Mrs. Powell was a daughter of the late Gillis Itayne and Mary Itayne, and was horn June Ith, 1859. She was married to Mr. John 1.. Powell on July 19, 1877, and has ! lived near Powellville all her life. Mrs. Powell was a lady of beauti ful Christian character and loved by' all who knew her. She was a wife, a neighbor and Christian in the truest sense of the word. To know her was | to love her and she was loved most by those who knew her best. The com j munity was made rich by her life and poorer by her departure. Her Chris ; tian character will stand as an in spiration to those who are to follow. She is survived by her husband, the Honorable John 1,. Powell, who has ! recently served our county so well as : a Judge of our Orphans’ Court, and | as a member of the (ieneral Assembly of Maryland at the session of 1918,' and two children, Mr. Covington I>. j : Powell, of Berlin, Md., and Mrs. Wil- 1 j liani Beauchamp, of near Powellville, 1 Md., and several grandchildren.— i Sal isbury Advertiser. SCANT TOMATO CROP TO CAN Prospect for Limited Production Unprofitable Season Great Loss to State In former seasons, when the tomato canning industry was at its height, farmers and canners were, at this time of the year, engaged in making their agreements for the coming sea son’s work. So far, however, it seems, that no contracts have been signed and no definite action taken, either on the part of the grower or canncr, j for the production or canning of thi ! i crop. Indications at present point to a very small acreage. This is due to the indisposition of either the canner or grower, to take chances when sur rounded by conditions so discourag ing to both. Last season, thousands of tons of tomatoes were left in the fields to decay at a great loss to the growers, who had made no contracts, but had taken the risk of selling their crop on the open market. Al though the price of fertilizer is some j ; what lower than last season, it has, not reached a point that will justify I the farmer in its extensive use, on aj crop whose future at this time is so uncertain. While it is true that the | price of the canned product has tv- j cently advanced and some canners have taken advantage of this higher price, to sell a part of their surplus stock, there has been no such decided improvement in the market as will enable thn canners to sell their entire stock, at a fair profit and thus clear the way for a new crop. The pros pect, is therefore, for a very small acreage with a possible increase, con ditioned upon a continuing rising mar-. ket that will enable the canner to make early additional sales of the; canned product. The practical loss of this crop to; the revenues of a State, that stands I among the first in its production, would be a calamity and would be es pecially felt by the thousands of fam- j ilies of small means, who find in the work incident to the growing and canning of tomatoes, a considerable source of revenue, so greatly need by them in these days, when t’ ; of the necessaries of life is sonably high. $1.50 A YEAR. *2.00 OUT OF COUNT DR. DICK MAKES GREAT REGORL Three Caesarean Operations Per formed By Him In Ten Days All Are Successful Salisbury, Md., March 16.—Three Caesarean operations were performed at the Peninsula General Hospital here by Dr. J. MiT’adden Dick within a period of 10 days. All of the operations were successful, and to one of the patients twin boys were born. Operations of this nature are per formed very seldom even in large city hospitals, and in performing three within such a short space of time it is believed that Dr. Dick has estab lished a record that has not been equaled anywhere else in the State. Dr. Lowry, representative of the American College of Surgeons, Chi cago, visited the hospital here, and/ discussed plans for standardization with its officials. BOYS PRODUCE $125,000 CROP Raised That Much in Crops and Live Stock in 1921.—Interest in Pig Raising. College Park, Md., March 14. Maryland farm boys enrolled in the Agricultural Boys’ Club work under ; the direction of the University of Maryland extension service, last year produced crops and owned and cared for live stock which had a total value of more than $125,500. The sixth annual report of the work, which has just been issued by E. G. Jenkins, State Boys’ Club agent, shows a total enrollment during the year of 1,702 boys, whose efforts were devoted ; to the growing of corn and potatoes and the raising of pure-bred pigs, ! calves and poultry. Every county in the State was represented in the en rollment, and, while Harford county led in numbers and activities, the work in other sections was well above ; the average. The report shows that the boys, fol ! lowing methods recommended by their county agents or specialists of the ex tension service, succeeded in produc ing an average of 76.65 bushels of corn to the acre at an average cost of II cents a bushel. They raised on an j average 193.76 bushels of potatoes to the acre at an average cost of 56 cents a bushel. Their average costs of fat tening pigs amounted to 12.3 cents a pound, and their average costs of growing pigs was reported as 16.9 j cents a pound. The cost of growing dairy calves was 26 cents a pound and the poultry was raised at an average cost of 14 cents a pound. Chief interest during the year cen tered about the results which the farm hoys obtained with their pure-bred pig- and the skill which was shown in several dairy cattle judging con tests. In Harford county, where the pure-bred pig club work was an out- I standing feature, 130 pure-bred pigs were in the possession of farm boys. , Many of these were introduced into I the county from well-bred herds in ; other States, and adder! very materi ally to the quantity ami quality of the county’s lives tock. Pure-bred pigs exhibited by farm boys at the Harford , County Fair last fall won all but one prize offerer! for swine. In dairy cattle judging, 16 counties of the State sent teams to the Timon ium Fair last year and out of the 48 contestants a team of three boys was picked which won fourth place in the junior dairy cattle judging contest the National Dairy Show at Chic in competition with teams from ro other States. WHATCOAT M. E. CHURCH 10.00 A. M., Sunday School. Pr A. C. Humphreys, Superintendent. 11.00 A. M„ Public Worship ai sermon. Theme: ‘‘Christ’s Triumphal Entp 7.30 P. M., Public Worship a sermon. Theme: “A Crucial Hour.” The Palms will be sung and ot’ special music will be rendered. The Sunday School will obsei Missionary Anniversary at 10 and make its annual re close of the eve*i*~ Come! You - like