iHE DEMOCRATIC MESSENGER
FIFTY-THIRD YEAR. No. 14.
By virtue of a Special Warrant is
sued out of the Land Office of Mary
land, in the name of I.eandei W. Kid
dle, of Delaware County, P< nnsyl
vania, date<l February 24th, 1921. and
to me directed, as Surveyor for Wor
cester County, I hereby give not : ce
that I will be on the premises on
April 19th, 1921
at which time I will procede to locate
The land to be suneyed under said
Warrant is described as follows:
One acre, more or less, of Vacant
..,a, situate, lying and be ng in the
iird Election District of Worcester
unty, Maryland, bounded and de
ified as follows: On the North by
waters of Chincoteague Kay. on
East by a Thoroughfare of water
ling this Island from the Beach;
he South by the waters of Chin
igue Bay, and on the West by the
rs of Chincoteague Bay. Being
dand lying in Chincoteague Bay
ibout one half mile Northeasterly
from Tingle’s or Waggaman’s Island.
WILLIAM J. PUTS.
Surveyor for Worcester County.
Dated March 12th, 1921
NOTICE OF FITNESS TESTS
The State Employment Commission
’ Maryland will hold fitness tests at
nnapolis, Baltimore, Cumberland,
•edcrick, and Salisbury, on the dates
licated be/ w, to establish lists of
rsons e ,;/ 'c for appointment in
' dasses of positions in
ice. The usual annual
.g \ -ries are as indicated.
•sts to be held Saturday, April 9.
Urolman. Maryland State Police—
u and expenses in field. Lieuten
. Maryland State Police —$1500 and
enscs in field.
its to be held Saturday, April 23.
'atron —s6oo to SB4O and meals,
•ing, and laundry.
sekeeper —$600 to S9OO and
'odging and laundry,
ler —$720 to SIOBO and house,
•d Account Clerk—slsoo to
oector —$1200 to SISOO and
oc held at Baltimore and
aturday, April 23, at An
nday, April 25, and at
‘ednesday ml 27th.
10 to sl‘ and meals,
’per —-$360 to $5lO and
ttendant —$360 to $5lO
•King, ami laundry,
testy ' • scheduled for
SSO a month
*SO a month
u, lodging, ami laun
tor (Seasonal) —$75
ises in field.
DT* 1 ny-at-Law.
ney named in
rgc W. Hitch
W. Bodley, ex
•rt for Worcester
In Equity. No.!
, 1921. To wit;
dc made and
e sale of the j
f be shown!
s order be
he amount of
STATON & WHALEY, Solicitors.
By virtue of the power contained in
a mortgage from James J. Givan and
Sally R. Givan, hia wife, to James W.
Hancock, dated December 31, 1919,
recorded among the land records of
Worcester County. Maryland, in Liber
O. I). C. No. 35, folio 242, default hav
ing occurred therein, the undersigned
will sell at public auction to the liigh
, est bidder in front of the Court House
in Snow Hill, Worcester County,
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 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. Bounds and wife
resided for several years, containing
two hundred and ninety acres of land,
more or less, being the same propertyj
which was conveyed to the said James
J. Givan and Sally R. Givan, his wife, j
by the said Edward H. Bounds 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 lb
Bounds and wife by John L. Holloway
an<l others by deed dated January 1.
1907. recorded among the land records ;
of Worcester County, in Liber F. H. I’.
No. 26, folio 479.
As provided in the mortgage all the j
interest of the mortgagors in ail the
annual crops pitched or cultivated on
said land at the time of the sale shall I
pass to the purchaser. It is estimated
that about twenty-five acres are 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 Queponco. The land is in
a good state of cultivation and is of i
This farm also has a nice apple!
TERMS OF SALE.
One third cash, one third in six
months, and one third in twelve
I months, or all cash at the option of
i the purchaser, the deferred payments j
to bear interest, and to be secured to I
the satisfaction of the mortgagee.
Taxes will be paid to January l.j
1921. Title papers at expense of pur- j
JAMES W. HANCOCK.
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 20,000 bricks per day. Con-
I 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-1
TUESDAY, APRIL sth. 1921,
AT 2.30 O’CLOCK. P. M.
I Terms will then be made known anti
will be reasonable.
WILLIAM F. JOHNSON.
WILLIAM G. KEIiBIN. Solicitor.”
Under anti by virtue of a power of
sale contained in a mortgage from
Francis H. Brocklehurst anti Anna L.
Brocklehurst, his wife, to George C. j
Scarborough, dated July 11th, 1916,
and recorded among the land record
of Worcester County in liber O. I). C. j
No. 23, folio 87, etc., default having
been made in the covenants, terms ami
conditions of said mortgage, the un
dersigned Trustee named therein, will
.offer for sale at puhl’c auction at the
ront door of the Court House, in
now Hill, Maryland, on
\ April sth, 1921
AT 2.00 O’CLOCK, P. M.
that.Jarm or tract of land ly- ■
n Y -rlh side of the county
ut Snow Hill to Naza
• Atkinson’s District.
Vof land, more or
all respects the
Ved in said mort
•irge two story
ilanty of out
*•.(, 00l house,
JSO acres are
Staton & Whaley, Attorneys-at-Law.
By virtue of an order of the Honor
able John C. Rose, Judge of the Dis
trict Court of the United States for
the District of Maryland, passed
March 29, 1921. in the matter of James
.1. Givan, bankrupt, the undersigned
Trustee will sell on the premises now
occupied by the said James J. Givan
anti occupietl by him during the year
192<*. near Newark, Worcester County,
April 16th, 1921
AT NINE O'CLOCK, A. M„
the personal property of the said
bankrupt including the following:
One brown horse four years old, one
sorrel horse, sows and pigs, cows, one
| lot wire, two riding plows, one Acme
■ harrow, one potato digger, one manure
spreader, one carriage, one sod cutter,
one corn cracker, four plows, four
walking cultivators, one carriage pole,
one weetler, one seed sower, one lot
tomato baskets, two iron pots, one
four-row sprayer, shovels and rakes,
i two corn .-hellers, one lot fertilizer,
corn, arsenic of lead, on<‘ lime spread
: or, one horse cart, one low down
wagon, lot single trees, one mining
prop cart, chains, one Champion bin
der, one Thomas mower, one potato
! planter, lot of harness, bridles and
collars, lot potato barrels, one dcar
j born wagon, eight stacks fodder, one
! small cart, one pair bay mules, one
! pair white mules, one farm wagon
with bed and other articles.
TERMS OF SALE.
On all sums of twenty-five dollars
and under cash on the day of sale; on
i all sums over twenty-five dollars a
! credit of four months will be given,
; the credit sales to be secured to the
I satisfaction of the Trustee and to
bear interest from the day of sale, or
1 all cash at the option of the purchaser.
JOHN S. WHALEY.
TAKE NOTICE—The creditors of
James J. Givan. bankrupt, are hereby
notified that the sale of the personal
property of the said bankrupt will
j take place at the time and place above
F. W. C. WEBB,
Referee in Bankruptcy.
I ~ ~~
WILLIAM G. KERBIN, Solicitor.
Order of Publication
Marcus F. Pitts, et al.
Noah Pitts, et al.
In the Circuit Court for Worcester
County, Maryland. No. 3110 Chan
The object of this suit i.- to procure
I a decree for the sale of real estate and
j the distribution of the proceeds to
j those interested and entitled thereto,
i The bill alleges.
1. That Ebon E. Pitts and Laura
E. Pitts, his wife, now deceased, were
in their life time, and 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
day of January. 1911, and recorded
among the land records of said county
in Liber O. D. C. No. s, folio 394, a
certified copy of said deed being filed
in the suit.
2. That being so seized the said
Ehen E. Pitts departed this life on or
about the year 192 u, intestate, and the
said Laura E. Pitts, on or about the
year 1916, intestate, leaving the fol
lowing children and only heirs at law.
Noah Pitts who intermarried with
Teressa Pitts, both adults and non
residents of the State of Maryland.
Mercy I„ Steele who intermarried
with James Steele, Marcus F. Pitts
who intermarried with Jennie R. Pitts
and Herman S. Pitts, 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.
3. That the real estate above men
tioned cannot be divided without loss
and injury to the parties interested
land entitled thereto as above given
and that in order to make a division
i of said interests it will be necessary
that the real estate should be sold and
1 the proceeds thereof divided among
the parties according to their .respec
It is therefore this 23rd flay 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 Wore s
tcr County once in each of four suc
j ressive weeks before the 23rd day of
j April, 1921, give notice to the said 1
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 I). COLLINS. Clerk.
True Copy, Test:
OLIVER D. COLLINS. Clerk.
IN A RESTAURANT.
Customer—“l say, do you ever play
anything by request?”
Del ighted M uaician * ’Certainly,
Customer—“ Then I wonder if you!d
bo so good as to play a game of domi-j
SNOW HILL. MARYLAND, SATURDAY, APRIL 2. 1921.
Goes to Victim’s Home. Knocks
Him Off Porch and Breaks
Salisbury, Md., March 29. —Angered
because Henry White, 62 years old,
had made serious charges against his
son, John Hannon, Jr., Hi years old,
John Hannon. 65, hit White with his
fist and knocked him from the porch
of the White home here last night to
the pavement, five feet below. White’s
neck was broken by the fall, and when
passersby rushed to his assistance he
White, it was said, circulated a re
port that his 15-year-old daughter had
been compromised by young Hannon.
The father of Hannon, according to
, stories told the police, heard the story,
| went to White’s home to ask him
1 about it and struck White when the
, latter told him the accusations were
Hannon was arrested shortly after
the alleged assault and is locked up
in jail pending the conclusion of an
investigation by the coroner.
Waterman Tells of
Crisfield, Mil., March 25. —Charles
Davis arrived here by rail and told a
story of a thrilling experience on his
boat in the lower bay during a severe
windstorm. Davis, with his brother,
Jesse, and William Tull, all of Cris
field, left here the first of the week
on the large hattcau “Hilda” to dredge
clams. They had secured about 25,000
clams and were making their way
home when their boat was struck by a
heavy wind which stripped the boat of
all its sails and most of the rigging,
the wind shredding the sails and ren
dering the craft unmanageable, blow
ing it toward the capes and the ocean.
The men had decided to trust their
lives on the water-casks should their
vessel capsize when their predicament
was seen by the crew of a dug. which
immediately went to their rescue, tow
ing the batteau to a harbor near
Hampton Hoads. Davis came to Cris
field to arrange to have the boat again
rigged, leaving his brother ami Tull
in charge of the vessel.
In The Opera House
High School Glee Club
The proceeds of this entertain
ment will be for the Athletic
Reserved Seats 50 cents.
General Admission 35 cents
Come Out and Help the Boys !
STATON & WHALEY. Solicitors.
E. Walter Hunting
Lottie LeKitcs, et al.
In the Circuit Court for Worcester
County. In Equity. No. 3097.
March Term. 1921. To wit: March
ORDERED that the sale made and
reported by John S. Whaley, Trustee
for the sale of the real estate in the
above cause described be ratified and
confirmed unless cause to the contrary
thereof he shown on or before the 18th
day of April, 1921, provided a copy of
this order be inserted in news
paper printed in Worcester County
once in each of three successive weeks
| before the 11th day of April in the
I year nineteen hundred and twenty-one. j
The report states the amount of
sales to be $760.00.
OLIVER I). COLLINS. Clerk.
True Copy, Test:
OLIVER D. COLLINS, Clerk.
HOW A SMILE IS MADE.
It takes nearly twenty-one pairs of
muscles to make a beautiful smile or
an expression of horror. A pretty
• mo*Vh is puckered up by eleven mus-j
SUDDEN COLD SNAP
KILLED THE FRUIT
, Cold Wave Monday Night and Tuesday Left
Path of Destruction Behind —Fruit
Destroyed in Many States
Last Sunday and Monday were
veritable summer days, the mercury
■ on Monday running up to 82 degrees.
1 About sunset there appeared a cool
’ ness and before 8 o'clock a cold rain
| was falling and the wind blowing a
. gale. The storm kept up all night,
and before morning hail and light
. snow fell. Tuesday was raw and cold,
I the mercury ranging around .'lO de
grees. At night it was calm and cold
, and ice formed.
The two nights played havoc with
! the fruit crop of Worcester County
, and the whole of Maryland.
. Harrisons’ Nurseries reported that
the two days of cold weather have
. totally killed this year’s pear crop,
, ami the peach crop will be greatly re
, duced. It was stated thJlt the first
j night’s cold weather did not affect the
I peach crop as much as did the cold
“snap" of Tuesday night. On Mon
day night the wind was blowing, and
it was set forth that peach trees in
blossom can withstand unfavorably
cold weather better with the wind
blowing. On Tuesday night, however,
i there was little or no wind, and the
i damage wrought was tremendous.
County Agent Oswald says:
“A careful and extended survey of
Rebuilds Plant Bigger and Bet
ter Than Old Plant Burned
Down Last December
The Worcester Fertilizer Company
has completed its new buildings made
necessary by the destructive fire which
visited the plant last December and
destroyed buildings and much valu
The business was established in
1913, and has grown rapidly from its
inception. The President of the Com
pany is Montgomery Stagg. Esq., with
Mayor D. Frank Fooks. Secretary and
Treasurer, and It. T. Truitt, Jr.,
The factory is a two story building,
located on the property of the com
pany on the Pocomoke River. It is
240 x4l feet. On the first floor is
the power house, separate from stor
age and mixing space. There are two
units for mixing and bagging com
plete fertilizers: storage space for
hulk acid phosphate, and bins for con
ditioning of bulked complete fertili
The second floor is for storing dried
fish scrap and contains the mill for
grinding scrap. Acid phosphate is
received on this floor from vessels at
the company’s wharf and dumped
through to first floor.
Another building is a warehouse of
240. x 44 feet where fertilizer is stored.
The office building is a separate
and distinct building from the plant,
but is located in close proximity.
The new additions of buildings and
machinery have made it possible to
double the output of the old plant.
The company has had two big handi
caps due to the fires of 1918 and 1920. j
Hut the new buildings are now com
pleted, the new machinery is installed
and the wheels are turning.
MISS A DIME BEYANS
WEDS MR. H. E. KIM EL
ftYlfcs Aclrfie Hevans, of Norfolk,
formerly m Snow Hill, was married
at nh|AC o’clock, Tuesday evening,
March AVventy-second, to Mr. Harold
E. KpmcL the marriage ceremony
; \w\xm performed by the Rev. Frank
pastor of Hhent Methodist
The bride’s sister, Miss Mildred
Hevans, and Mr. C. O. Outten were
the only attendants. Mrs. Kimel is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George
Hevans, formerly of Snow Hill. Mr.
Kimel is/formerly of Winston-Salem,
N. C., UUt has been making Norfolk
his horn* for some time. *
; the county relative to the damage
j done hy the cold weather on the nights
of the 28th and 29th of March shows
that fruit of all kinds has been great
1 The peach crop, no doubt, has felt
i the injury to a greater extent than
, any other. The damage done to the
I peach buds is practically one hundred
, per cent.
Nearly all the pear and plum buds
II have been injured.
The injury felt on the apple crop is
i! somewhat varied according to loca
•; tion and varieties. Some varieties,
i such as Yellow Transparent and Gano
t \ have suffered most, while with York
■ Imperial, Stayman and Wcalthies the
, | damage has not been so great. It is
■ ; believed that the apple crop has been
t ! damaged to the extent of about 25
> per cent.
1 The strawberry crop has also been
■ damaged. All the early bloom has
I been killed and no doubt some of the
i later buds have been weakened to a
• considerable extent. The total dam-
I age so far to the -strawberry crop is
, estimated to be about twenty per
The cold wave covered the entire
country and the damage, especially to
fruits, has been very heavy.
NOW IN SESSION
■ (•land Jury Finished In One
Day—Only Two Indictments.
The March term of the Circuit
. Court for Worcester County convened
, last Monday with Judges Ifailcy and
I Duer on the Bench. Judge l’ailey de
. live red the charge to the Grand Jury.
Mr. Alfred Child, of I’ocomoke City,
was made foreman of the (irand Jury
with the following associates:
Joseph (I. Cropper, John (iillis,
i j Charles J. Davis, Frank H. Cathell.
I Henry Turner, Clayton S. Onley, J.
(ireen l’ruitt. J. Selby I'umell, Jr.,
William J. Scott, William S. Scott,
Charles S. Wimbrow, John K. Warren,
’ (ieorge W. Redden. Zadok J. Selby,
John (i. Shockley, 11. Clay Hurbage,
drover C. Truitt, Roy P. Stagg, deo.
P. Selby, William H. Nock. William 11.
■ I'ayne, William J. Hastings. Jr.
1 The (irand Jury completed its work
the same day. It found only two;
The (irand Jury Committees on the j
Court House and Jail made their re-,
ports. The Jail Committee, composed
i of Joseph (i. Cropper, Roy I'. Stagg,
' William J. Scott, recommended that
■ the jail be painted inside and the
j rudiators be given a coat paint,
j They commended Jailor Sturgis for
i the manner in which he keeps the
The Court House Committee, com
posed of 11. C. Hurbage. J. S. Purnell,
Jr., and (I. C, Smith, recommended
that the wiring of the Court House
be examined and that coal be used
instead of wood with which to heat
the Court House if it can be done as
There have been no exciting cases i
j in Court, but quite a few minor cases
I have been disposed of, as follows:
No. 2, Civil Appeals. Peninsula j
Produce Exchange vs. Klwood Malone. I
Court found for appellee for the sum
of $2(5. with costs to appellee.
No. 4, Civil Appeals.—William A. I
Hudson vs. John T. Bromley. Sub
mitted to Court. The Court found for
appellee for the sum of $28.15, with
interests and costs.
No. 5, Civil Appeals.—William A.
Hudson vs. Arthur C. Bromley. Sub
mitted to Court, which found for
appellee for $34.88, with interest and
No. 6, Civil Appeals.—Paul T. Pil
chard vs. William H. Bunting. Court
found for appellee and appellee's cost.
No. Civil Appeals.—-Thomas J.
Veay •. Mayor '-"d \ Council ,of
$1.50 A YEAR. $2.00 OUT OF COUNTY.
IS AT CRISFIELD
Snow Mill People Are Making
Efforts To Get liev. Poole
Sent Hack Here.
The Wilmington M. E. Conference
is now in session at Crisfield, Md.
Bishop McDowell is presiding. .Snow
Hill Methodists will make a deter
mined effort to have Rev. L. E. Poole
returned. We hope they will succeed.
Rev. S. N. Pilchard, a native of this
county, and a resident of Snow Hill,
when a boy, will be retired and will
make his home at Greensboro, Caro
Theodore F. Beauchamp, pastor of
Epworth Church, Wilmington, has
been invited to Selbyvillc; W. H.
Briggs may be transferred from
Selbyville to Easton. Md.; William L.
White from Easton to Bridgeviile;
I listen W. Jacobs from Bridgeviile to
Milford; Robert K. Stephenson from
Milford to Silverbrook Church, Wil
mington, and Elwood J. Jones from
Silverbrook to Georgetown
Bishop McDowell announced the fol
lowing transfers: T. R. Jones, from
Wilmington Conference to Maryland
Conference; Paul P. Truitt from
Georgia Conference to Wilmington
Conference; Harry Compton from
West Ohio Conference to Wilmington
sSJIe alumni of Buckingham High
Scfcol and former students of the
.yadrtuy and Seminary held a“( Jet
logethdt Reception” Monday evening
in Dirickson’s Hall. About two hun
dred persons were present.
The first feature of the programme
was a play entitled “A Pair of Cracker
Jacks,” those taking parts being
Principal E. W. Pruitt, Reese Cropper,
'2O, John Bethards, ’l l, Clarence Tin
gle, Lavinia Marshall, 'l7, Vera Crop
per, 'l9, and Virginia Esham, '2O.
After the play the Senior class gave
a stunt, followed by one presented by
the Junior class.
Mr. Harry Palmer spoke of old
times. Mr. Palmer graduated in 1888
being a member of the second class to
graduate from the high school, which
canto into existence in 1886. Mayor
Horace Davis also spoke. Miss I.urah
D. Collins, the president of the asso
ciation, presided and introduced the
Officers for the coming year were
j elected as follows: President, Harry
| Palmer, Vice President. Fannie Scott,
Secretary, Mary F. Bailey, Treasurer,
Mrs. Walter Murphy.
After the election of officers all
gathered around the tables in the rear
of the hall and partook of a typical
Eastern Shore repast, consisting of
chicken salad, Maryland biscuit, coffee,
ice cream and cake.
The following alumni home for the
holidays were present: Mr. and Mrs.
A. Dale Boston, Mr. Edward Marshall,
the Misses Ellen Whaley, Eunice Har
rison, Mabel Powell, ami Lillie Hol
; I ins. and Mesrs. Josiah Boston. Joseph
J Coe. and Morris Timmong.
POPE’S ISLAND CLUB
ADDS TO ITS HOLDINGS
Pope’s Island Club, a hunting and
! fishing club, incorporated under the
| laws of the State of Maryland, with
property at Pope’s Island, Worcester
County, Md.. has just purchased from
the heirs of the late Robert Milbank,
all of the islands owned by this estate
located in Chincoteague Bay, Wor
cester County. These islands are
commonly known as “Cedar Island
Tumps" ami “Horse Head Islands.”
The acquisition of this property
makes the preserve of the Pope’s Is
land Club one of the finest in this
section of the country.
COURT PROCEEDING IN.
Bindley A. Morey. T ' jury.
The jury failed to * dis
charged. Cm ‘*d
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