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HIRD YEAR. No. 13. id Warrant N By virtue of u Special Warrant is sued out of the Land Office of Mary land. in the name of Leandcr W. Kid die, of Delaware County. Pennsyl vania, dated February 24th, 1921. and to me directed, as Surveyor for Wor cester County, I hereby tfive notice that I will be on the premises on TUESDAY April 19th, 1921 at which time I will procede 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 Hay, on the East by a Thoroughfare of water dividing this Island from the Beach; on the South by Ahe waters of Chin voteaguc Bay, and du the West by the aters of Chincoteague Hay. living a Island lying in Chincoteague Bay about one half mile Northeasterly from Tingle’s or Waggaman’s Island. WILLIAM J. PITTS, Surveyor for Worcester County. Dated March 12th, 1921 NOTICE OF FITNESS TESTS The '"tate Employment Commission of Maiyland will hold fitness tests at Annapolis, Baltimore, Cumberland. Frederick, and Salisbury, on the dates indicated below, to establish lists of “persons eligible for appointment in the following classes of positions in the State service. The usual annual starting salaries arc as indicated. Tests to be held Saturday, April 9. Patrolman, Maryland State Police— s9oo and expenses in field. Lieuten ant, Maryland State Police—slsoo and expenses in field. Tests to be held Saturday, April 2.1. Matron —$600 to SB4O and meals, dging, and laundry. Housekeeper —$600 to S9OO and eals, lodging and laundry. Gardener—s72o to SIOBO and house, ael and vegetables. Principal Account Clerk—slsoo to 2200. Road Inspector—sl2oo to SISOO and itpenses in field. Tests to be held at Baltimore and alisbury, Saturday, April 23, at An apolis, Monday, April 25, and at 'rederick, Wednesday, April 27th. Baker —$720 to SIOBO and meals, lodging, and laundry. Kitchen Helper—-$360 to $540 and meals, lodging, and laundry. Hospital Attendant —$360 to $540 and meals, lodging, and laundry. Non-Assembled tests are scheduled for Elementary Teacher—sso a month ' nd board, lodging, and laundry. Kindergarten Teacher —$50 a month nd board, lodging, and laundry. Trained Nurse (Tuberculosis) —$60 . month and board, lodging, and laun *Sanitary Inspector (Seasonal) —$75 a month and expehses in field. CAL ViN B. TAYLOR, Atty-at-Law. ORDER NISI. Calvin B. Taylor, Attorney named in a mortgage from George W. Hitch cock and wife and Benjamin Shank and wife to John W. Hodley, ex 1 parte. In the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland. In Equity. No. 3102. March Term, 1921. To wit: March 7th, 1921. ORDERED that the sale made and reported by Calvin H. Taylor, Attorney of John W. Bodley, for the sale of the real estate in the above cause describ ed be ratified and confirmed unless •ause to the contrary thereof be shown ' n or before the 9th day of April, 921, provided a copy of this order be 'sorted in some newspaper printed in •rcester County once in each of e successvive weeks before the 2d of April, in the year nineteen 'red and twenty-one. e report states the amount of to be $500.00. OLIVER D. COLLINS, Clerk. lopy. Test: OLIVER D. COLLINS. Clerk. HOROUGH WORK now Hill Citizen Found Free * From Kidney Troubles. ■uffer from backache— inary disorders— ble disease of the kidneys, sted kidney remedy, dney Pills have been test aids. people testify. Ask your i : more convincing proof n Layfield, Federal St., s: “I feel I can safely; n's Kidney Pills. They n used in my family, 't dull and run down, i weak and my back ••’•**B Kidney Pills as ’ •'Her in every ck did not thanks to ■re. Don’t nedy—get ame that r-Milburn e people Expert— ermoon- STATON & WHALEY. Solicitors. Mortgagee’s Sale OF VALUABLE FARM By virtue of the power contained in a mortgage from James J. (livan and Sally R. Givan, hi* wife, to James W. Hancock, dated December 31, 1919, recorded among the land records of Worcester County, Maryland, in Liber O. D. C. No. 35, 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. H. 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 east side of the county road leading from Newark to Whiton, lying on the south side of and adjoining Old Mill Branch, known as the Robins Farm and later as the Daniel Holloway Home Place, whereon Edward H. Hounds and wife resided for several years, containing two hundred and ninety acres of land. ; more or less, being the same property j which was conveyed to the said James j J. Givan and Sally R. Givan, his wife,! by the said Edward H. Hounds and Annie M. Bounds, his wife, by deed dated December 31, 1919, recorded; among the land records of Worcester County in Liber O. I). C. No. 35, folio 241, being the same land which was conveyed to the said Edward H. Hounds and wife by John L. Holloway and others by deed dated January 1, 1907, recorded among the land records of Worcester County, in Liber F. H. P. No. 26, folio 479. 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 ate 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, ami is opposite what was formerly the home place of Archer C. Holloway in Queponco. 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 j months, and one third in twelve! months, or all cash at the option of j the purchaser, the deferred payments; to bear interest, and to be secured to • the satisfaction of the mortgagee. I Taxes will be paid to January 1, 1921. Title papers at expense of pur-i chaser. JAMES W. HANCOCK. Mortgagee. FOR SALE 1 offer for sale the brick making plant in Snow Hill, Maryland, includ i ing the land with good clay deposit, three tenant houses and brick office. Capacity 20,900 bricks per day. Con veniently located to railroad. Splen did business opportunity. If not sold privately, will offer at public sale at! Court House door in Snow Hill. Mary-; land, TUESDAY. APRIL sth. 1921, AT 2.30 O’CLOCK. I*. M. i Terms will then be made known and will be reasonable. WILLIAM F. JOHNSON. WILLIAM G. KERBIN, Solicitor. Trustee’s Sale —OF VALUABLE— Real Estate :: 1 nder and by virtue of a power of sale contained in a mortgage from! Francis H. Brocklehurst ami Anna L. | Hrocklehurst, his wife, to George C. j ' Scarborough, dated July 11th, 1916,! and recorded among the land record- j of Worcester County in liber O. D. C. I No. 23, folio 87, etc., default having been made in the covenants, terms and ■ conditions of said mortgage, the un-1 dersignod 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 ly ing on the north side of the county road leading from Snow Hill to Naza reth Church in Atkinson’s District. Worcester County, Maryland, con taining 127 acres of land, more or less, ami being in all respects the same property convt yed in said mort gage. There is a large two story 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. Ti* papers at purchaser’s expense. Boss iven at once. LIAM G. KfcKBlN, uned i B Mortgage. WOMEN TO VOTE IN CONVENTION Of Diocese of Easton-Advocated by Prominent Men of P. E. Church of Eastern Shore Easton, Md., March 18. —Now that the women are permitted to vote in the State elections there is an effort on the part of some members of the Dioceses of Washingon, Maryland and Easton to permit them to vote at the election of vestries on Easter Mondays in the Protestant Episcopal Churches of these dioceses. Vestrymen in Washington. Mary land and Easton dioceses are elected according to the laws of Maryland, and known as the “Vestry act of 1798” which is still operative. Two years ago the Diocese of Easton tried to have the Legislature so amend the act as to permit women to vote at Easter Monday elections of Vestrymen. As the other two other dioceses of the State took no action in the matter the Legislature refused to act. This week the Diocese of Washing ; ton sent to the secretary of the Dio ' cese of Easton a resolution asking for the appointment of a committee“leam ! ed in the law” to confer with the Maryland and Washington on the matter. This resolution will be taken up at the fifty-third annual convention of Easton at Berlin, May Ist. WILLIAM G. KERBIN, Solicitor. Order of Publication Marcus F. Pitts, et al. VS. Noah Pitts, et al. In the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland. No. 3110 Chan cery. The object of this suit is to procure a decree for the sale of real estate and the distribution of the proceeds to those interested and entitled thereto. The bill alleges. 1. That Ebon E. Pitts and Laura E. Pitts, his wife, now deceased, were in their life time, ami at the time of their death, seized and possessed of a large amount of real estate in the Third Election District of Worcester County, Maryland, by deed from Wil liam T. Bowen and wife dated the 13th flay of January, 1911, and recorded j among the land records of said county ; in Liber O. D. C. No. 8, folio 394, a j certified copy of said deed being filed in the suit. 2. That being so seized the said i Eben E. Pitts departed this life on or i about the year 1920, intestate, anti the j said Laura E. Hitts, on or about the year 1916. intestate, leaving the fol lowing children anti only heirs at law. Noah Pitts who intermarried with Teressa Pitts, both adults and non residents of the State of Maryland, i j Mercy L. Steele who intermarried ! with James Steele, Marcus F. Hitts who intermarried with Jennie R. Pitts anti Herman S. Hitts, who intermar ried with Clara Pitts, all being adults and residents of Worcester County, Maryland, except Clara Pitts, who is a non-resident of the State of .Maryland. I 3. That the real estate above men j tioned cannot be divided without loss anti injury to the parties interested anil entitled thereto as above given and that in order to make a division of saiil interests it will be necessary that the real estate should be sold ami the proceeds thereof divided among the parties according to their respec j tive interests. It is therefore this 23rd day of March, 1921, ordered by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, sitting in equity, that the plaintiff by causing a copy of this order to be inserted in ! . some newspaper published in VVorces-1 ter County once in each of four sue- 1 : cessive weeks before the 23rd flay of j April, 1921, give notice to the said j absent defendants of the object and ! substance of this bill warning them to appear in said court, in person, or by solicitor, on or before the 11th day of May, 1921, to show cause, if any they have, why a decree ought not to ! be passed as prayed. OLIVER D. COLLINS. Clerk. True Copy, Test: OLIVER I). COLLINS. Clerk. STATON & WHALEY. Solicitors. ORDER NISI. E. Walter Hunting VS. Ixittie LeKitcs, et al. In the Circuit Court for Worcester! County. In Equity. No. 3097. i March Term, 1921. To wit: March 22d. 1921. ORDERED that the sale made and reported by John S. Whaley, Trustee for the sale of the real estate in the aliove cause described be ratified and confirmed unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 18th day of April, 1921, provided a copy of this order be inserted in some news paper printed in Worcester County cnee in each of three successive weeks before the 11th day of April in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-one. The report states the amount of sales to be $760.00. OLIVER D. COLLINS, Clerk. True Copy, Test: OLIVER D. COLLINS. Cleric. SNOW HILL. MARYLAND, SATURDAY, MARCH 26. 1921. ROAD BUILDING IS RESUMED Commission Awards Contracts For Building In Four 01' The Counties With the awarding of contracts for 1 five sections of road by the Hoads Commission the State has resumed I road construction, which was suspend ed early last fall on account of the ex cessive prices asked by contractors. At that time the cost of labor and cement and other materials were so high that bids for road construction ran from $45,000 to more than $50,000 1 a mile. ’ The average cost per mile of the roads contracted for will be $34,300, or a saving of from SIO,OOO to $15,- 000 a mile. In the opinion of Gover nor Ritchie and of Chairman Mackall, of the State Hoads Commission, this saving to the State was well worth the delay. Chairman Mackall said that lie con sidered the bills satisfactory, but he looks for a further reduction. Hut for the increases in freight rates that have taken place since the beginning of the war there would have been a decided saving. Successful Bidders. The contracts awarded were as fol lows: Caroline County, 2.54 miles, to A. H. Sandridge & Co., for $78,496, or $31,000 a mile. Wicomico County, 1.5 miles, to I). A. Hannaman Construction Company at $49,116. or $37,400 a mile. Worcester County, 3.62 miles, to Piel Construction Company at $133,- 312, or $36,800 a mile. Talbot County, three miles to the Piel Construction Company at $96,954, or $32,318 a mile. Harford County, 2.25 miles, to Wil liam H. Hohn at $76,450, or $33,978 a mile. Three Bids Rejected. Three of the low bids were rejected. One of these was for a piece of road in Allegany County for which $44,546 a mile was asked, and another was for a road in Prince George’s for which S39,O(Hi was asked. Another bid on a piece of Prince George’s road at $32,- 311 was rejected because of the failure of the Federal Aid act to pass, which cut the State out of $869,000 which it had expected to spend on Maryland! roads this year. Federal money was i to have been spent on this road. BERRYCROPS GOOD THIS YEAR Spring Production To He Greater By .*>o Per Cent. Than Last Year. It Is Forecast The farmers in this section arc looking forward optimistically to the | strawberry crop this spring. The outlook at present is for an in crease of about 50 per cent, over last year, which means about 1,500 car loads from the section within a radius iof 50 miles of Salisbury. For the last | few years this crop has been the best paying one the farmers have raised, I it is said. It is thought that the strawberry will in a large measure take the place of the tomato in this section in the future, as the tomato was a failure as a money-maker last year, whereas the strawberry was unusually profitable as a crop, yielding the growers an average of 25 cents a quart. The berries raised on the Peninsula are said to compare very favorably in the city markets with all others han dled. Pittsville, in Wicomico County; Marion Station, in Somerset; Bridge villc and Sclbyvillc, in Delaware, are four of the largest strawberry ship ping points in the United States. NEWARK M. E. CHURCH. Easter services as follows, Sunday, March 27th. 10.00 A. M., Sunday School and Church service combined, with special Easter program. Reception of class into Preparatory Membership. Re ception of Preparatory Membership into Full Membership. Sermon by pastor. Subject: “He is Risen.” 3.00 P. M., Preaching at lronshire. 6.46 P. M., Epworth League Sendee. 7.30 P. M., Evening Worship and sermon. Subject: "The Emmaus Road." ' W. A. HEARN, Pastor. “Buy in Snow Hill” Campaign Started By Our Business Men Snow Hill Business Men Believe That They Are Entitled To More Trade And They Inaugurate A Hustling Campaign An organization has been formed of the business men of Snow Hill for the puipose of showing the people of this section why they should patronize the home merchant instead of the big department stores of New York. Philadelphia and Chicago; and give as a starter ten reasons why Snow Hill people should trade in Snow Ilill: FIRST—A town that is good enough for a man to live in is good enough for him to trade in. SECOND—The good farmer puts everything back into the soil that he can. Likewise the good citizen should put all he can into his own community. THIRD—If the farmer will patronize the merchant, then the merchant will in turn patronize the farmer, and mutual patronage brings mutual prosperity. FOURTH—By keeping Worcester County earned money in Wor cester County, there will be no danger of hard times or financial stringencies. FIFTH—It is unreasonable that money earned here should lie sent to Chicago or New York; there to build beautiful churches, schools and skypiercing buildings. Where is the money coming from to build these things for us ? SlXTH—Every dollar invested or spent in Snow Hill helps Snow Hill, and consequently you get a dollar’s worth, while every cent ; sent out of Snow Hill helps make some big city bigger, I SEVENTH—Community spirit is the greatest city builder known. “Buy at home” teaches community spirit aliove all things eise. ElGHTH—lntense cultivation of our town’s resources and ad vantages will make this a more prosperous town. NINTH—It is to the individual benefit of every citizen of a com munity to trade in that community. It is the only sound, economic principle, since out of the pockets of home industries are paid the taxes that support the commonwealth. TENTH—Our community is a “farm” waiting for cultivation. Dollars planted here will bring in a surprisingly large harvest in a very short time. It will mean more jobs, bigger salaries, more homes and prosperity for all. You can’t afford to desert the community in which you live— from which you get your living. The welfare of your home com munity should be your first thought because vou rise or fall with it. ! BONDED LIQUOR 1 IN MARYLAND State Tax Commission Surprised By The Depletion in The Warehouses Fewer than 55,000 barrels of whisky remain in the bonded warehouses of Maryland, according to figures dis closed in a survey of distilled spirits, completed last Wednesday by the State Tax Commission. This great depletion of the bonded i stocks surprised even the members of the Tax Commission. Reports that,' ! despite withdrawals since prohibition,’ ' the stocks in the bonded warehouses J I were still high were generally believed ! and the commission counted on col lecting a tax almost as large as last year from the li<|uor. Hack in 1915, when the Tax Com mission was first organized, it collect ed taxes on 110,628 barrels of the “good old stuff” in the bonded ware houses. The decline has been steady since then, making the big drop to 55,000 on the first of January this : year from 264,900 barrels in 1918: when prohibition began to appear on the national horizon. Incidentally the Tax Commission’s; old assessment of S2O a barrel still holds, despite the fact that many boot leggers are getting as much a quart, and there are 200 quarts in the aver age barrel. But it is on the S2O basis that the liquor is still being taxed. The survey disclosed some inter esting facts besides the near depletion of the bonded stocks. Among the most interesting was the fact that, during 1920, more than .‘IB,OOO barrels were withdrawn “for medicinal and sacra mental purposes only.” Figured down to the average size drink in the “good old days,” when the bartenders of average liberality got about 20 drinks from a quart bottle, these ,'IB,OOO barrels contained 152,000,000 drinks. This means that, if the liquor withdrawn for “medicinal and sacramental purposes only" re mained- in Maryland there was enough distributed during the year to give each man, woman and child in the State 105 average size drinks for such purposes. The decline in stocks from last year means that the State will lose approxi mately S2,BM>, the whisky being taxed at 35 cents on each SIOO of value— that is, of lvalue” as represented by TWO DEBATES TO POGOMOKE High School Takes Four-Corner ed Worcester County Contest In Oratory The Public Discussion League de bate in Worcester, held Friday night in Snow Hill, I'ocomoke City, Merlin! and Stockton, resulted as follows : I’ocomoke City, affirmative, defeated Stockton, negative. I’ocomoke City, negative, defeated Snow Hill, affirmative. Snow Hill, negative, defeated Mer lin, affirmative. Merlin, negative, defeated Stockton, affirmative. The subject was: “Should the United States Adopt Some Form of Compul -1 sory Military Training?” At Merlin Zena Shager and Walden , Kichardson'represented Snow Hill and j defeated I.oajse Whaley and Harold Cutright, who represented Merlin. At Stockton Grace Coe and Mowen! Quillin represented Merlin and defeat- 1 ' ed Messie Jones and Charles Hill, who j represented Stockton. Church Was Filled By Newspaper Ads. Pittsburg, Pa., March 22.—For the first time since the church has been : built —fifteen years—every seat was filled at the morning service in the Oakland Methodist Fpiscopal Church Sunday morning. In addition, a large number of worshippers had to stand during the service. The seating capacity of the audito rium is 800. No special program of any kind was ; the lure. Newspaper advertising wasj the means used to get the people to | church. “It pays to advertise,” said the Rev.; Emory Meetham, pastor. “We are; going to continue the use of printer’s 1 ink. and expect to see our church filled to overflowing each Sunday.” the S2O-a-barrel assessment. But there is still some cheer for the thirsty in these figures. It comes with figuring the present stocks in drinks instead of barrels. Such figuring presents the 55,000 barrels in the much more impressive manner of 220,000,000 drinks. $1.50 A YEAR. $2.00 OUT OF COUNTY. Cardinal Gibbons Is Dead The long life of James Cardinal Gibbons, head of the Roman Catholic Church of the United States, and a beloved, patriotic Ameri can, came to an end at his home in Baltimore, Thurs day morninff. He was in his eighty-seventh year. MRS. LAWSHE PASSES AWAY Former Snow Hill Lady, Daugh ter of Late John W. Staton Died at Trenton Mrs. Wilford R. Lawshe, of Tren j ton, N. J., daughter of the late John W. Staton, who at the time of his ; death was Clerk of the Circuit Court for Worcester County, died at her home in Trenton last Sunday. She is | survived by her husband and two I sisters, Miss Annie Staton, of Wash ; ington, and Mrs. Denton H. Whaley, 'of Snow Hill, and one brother, Mr. John W. Staton, of Snow Hill. Funeral services were held in Tren ton on Tuesday, after which the re | mains were conveyed to Salisbury, Md., by train, and from there on Wed nesday by funeral car of Mr. Burbage to Evergreen Cemetery, Berlin, where the last sad rites were conducted by Rev. W. S. Kreger, of Snow Hill. In terment was made in the family burial lot. The pall bearers were Messrs. Mar ion T. Hargis, Thomas Y. Franklin, William C. Powell, David Lawshe, James B. Whaley and John S. Whaley, the last two being her nephews. Mrs. Lawshe was bom in Berlin, and was educated at Buckingham Seminary and Snow Hill High School. She moved with her parents to Snow Hill in 1886, and immediately became identified with the social life and activities of the town. She was mar ried to Mr. Lawshe in December, 1894, since which time her home had been in Trenton, New Jersey. Mrs. Lawshe was a woman of rare charm and winsomeness of manner, her delightful and pleasing person ality, and her admirable qualities of heart and mind combining to win I many devoted friends. Gets 3 Months For Man O’War Threat Philadelphia, March 21.—Harry T. Lamey, of Chester, Pa., who threaten ed to harm Man O' War, Samuel D. Riddle’s famous race horse, was sen tenced today to three months in the Mercer County Jail at Trenton, X. J. Judge Dickinson said he was inclined to be lenient because Lamey had V, pleaded guilty and because the prose j cut ion asked it. Lamey admitted writing a letter to Mrs. Riddle, threatening her and the horse with bodily harm if he did not receive SIO,OOO. He said he had plan ned to force payment, but did it only “out of curiosity, to see what the Rid dles would do." HOT FIGHT IN R. R. STATION A lively battle between a negro and a Sheriff was witnessed by a large crowd in Broad Street Station, Phila delphia, Sunday afternoon, and so ' hard did the negro fight that he : would probably have escaped but for the timely help of some city police, i The two men rolled down the stairs from the train shed to the street, ex ! changing blows and breaking the Sab i bath quiet. Taken to City Hall, the white man said he was Sheriff William Lorri morc, of Salisbury, Md., and that the negro was Sidney Wright, accused of i shooting a man at Salisbury two weeks ago. The sheriff had just reached the city when he spied Wright on a train that was about to pull out of the station. With his son, Talbot Lorrimore, the sheriff pulled Wright f*-om the train and the battle bej r ie negro was locked up t adition proceedings.