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STATON & WHALEY. Solicitors.
James W. Hancock, mortgagee of
James J. divan and Sallio R. Givan.i
his wife, ex parte.
In the Circuit Court for Worcester
County. In Equity. No. dios.
March Term, 1921. To wit: April
6th. 1921.
ORDERED that the sale made and
reported by James W. Hancock, mort
gagee. in the above cause described j
be ratified and confirmed unless cause]
to the contrary thereof be shown on or
before the 25th day of April, 1921, |
provided a copy of this order be in-,
sorted in some newspaper printed in
Worcester County once in each of
three successive weeks before th° 2nd |
day of May in the year nineteen hun
dred and twenty one.
The report states the amount of!
sales to be $11,400.
True Copy, Test:
Staton & Whaley, Attomeys-at-Law.
lly authority of a warrant dated
April 6, 1921, issued out of the Land
Office of Maryand, at the instance of
Lester C. Rem.-tn. of Mt. Ki-eo, in
the State of New York, for certain
vacapt land in the Second Election
District of Worcester County, .Mary
land. about three hundred yards to the
north eastward of the Island known
as lien’s Island, and about four miles j
to the north eastward of Taylor’s
Landing, bounded on the north by th ■
waters of Chincoteague Ilav, on the
east by the waters of Chincoteague
Bay, on the south by the waters of
Chincoteague Bay. and on the west
by the waters of Chincoteague Bay, I
hereby give notice that l will attend
on said premises.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25th. 1921.
AT fi.oo O’CLOCK. A. M..
and will then and there proceed toj
execute said w arrant.
Surveyor of Worcester County, Md. j
By authority of a warrant dated
April 6, 1921, issued out of the Land]
Office of Maryand, at the instance of
Harold W. Webb, of Worcester Coun- :
tv. Maryland, for certain vacant land,
in the Second Election District of
Worcester County, Maryland, bounded
on the north by the waters of Chinco
teague Bay, on the east by the waters
of Chincoteague Bay, on the south by
the waters of Chincoteague Bay, and
on the west by Reedy Thoroughfare,
I hereby give notice that I will attend
on said premises
WEDNESDAY. MAY 25th. 1921.
AT 2.00 O’CLOCK, P. M.,
and will then and there prrcecd to
execute said warrant.
Surveyor of Worcester County, Md.
Personal Property
By virtue of competent authority
the undersigned will sell rt public auc
tion to the highest bidder on the farm
at Whiton, known as the Edward
White farm, on
April 30th, 1921
Commencing at 10 O’clock, A. M.,
the personal property of the la e Mary
C. White, widow of the late Edward
White, consisting in part of the fol
lowing: Household and Kitchen Furni
ture, including Bod Room Sets, Chairs,
Carpets, Matting, Rugs, etc.
Terms of Sale.—On sums of $10.00;
and under the cash will be required on
day of sale; on sums above SIO.OO, a
bankable note with approved security
will be required, or all cash at the
option of the purchaser.
NOTICE —At the same time and
place the White Real Estate Company
will sell some Live Stock. Corn, Fod
i er, Carriages, Harness. Farming Im
plements, etc.
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Are you satisfied on prices that yo i
have been getting for your produce?
Are you looking for a reliable house
•that gives you a square and honest
deal? Do you know that we are in
position to get you fancy prices for
eggs, chickens, strawberries, and some
other country produce? Ship your
net shipments to
Co ission Merchants,
ng Street,
••■ton, Del.
17-Year-()Id Colored Boy’s Gun
Went Off And Killed Seven
Year Old Boy
at seventeen year old
Mentally shot and kill
art, colored, aged seven !
home of Dale in Col
ict, Tuesday evening
:s are tenants of Mr.
t, near Mr. Truitt’s
■ had hern to work on
ng a gun with him to
kill crows. When through work, he
picked up the gun and carrying it
under his arm walked up to the house.
In the yard four little colored hoys
were playing and Dale stopped to look
at them. In some manner unknown
to him his gun went off and two shot
struck James Harman in the forehead,
penetrating his brain and killing him
almost instantly.
For Worcester County
Lateral Road Bonds
Sealed proposals for the purchase
of $40,000.00 of Worcester County
Lateral Road Bonds will be opened at
the office of the County Commission
ers of Worcester County, Maryland, in ,
the Court House at Snow Hill, Marv
; land, on
May 10th, 1921,
; at the hour of two o'clock I’. M. These
bonds are to he issued under the
authority of Chapter 508 of the Acts
of the General Assembly of Maryland,
passed at its regular session in the 1
year 1920. The total issue will be
$60,000.00 par value, of which sale of
$40,000.00 will be considered at this
j time. Denomination $1000.00; date of
bonds June 1, 1921; $3000.00 to ma
] tore annually, beginning with Juno j,
1 1923; rate of interst SV. per annum
i payable semi-annually.
By order of the County Commis
sioners of Worcester County, Mary
H. 11. PILCHARD, Clerk.
The State Employment Commission
of Maryland will bold fitness tests at
Annapolis, Baltimore, Cumberland.
; Frederick, and Salisbury, on the dates
indicated below, to establish lists of
j persons eligible for appointment in
] the following classes of positions in
the State service. The usual rnnual
starting salaries arc as indicated.
Tests to be held Ma> 21, 1921, as
Junior Stenographer—s66i to $11)80
Senior .Stenographer—s9oo to sl'o i
Stenographer-Secretary sl2OO to
Junior Typist—s6oo to SIOOO.
Senior Typist—s9oo to $1320.
Graphotype Operator— S9OO.
Messenger —sl2oo and lodging.
Junior Draftsman —$1020.
Senior Draftsman —81500.
Painter—sßlo to $960 and meals,
lodging, and laundry.
Seed Tester —$720.
Drawbridge Operator—s66o to S7B i
Tests to be held Mat 28, 1921, as
Chauffeur—sloßo to SI2OO.
Tests to be held at Baltimore and
Salisbury, May 21, at Annapolis, Mon
day. May 23, and at Frederick. Wed
nesday. May 25, 1921. as follows:
Cottage Master—s72o to SB4O and
meals, lodging, and laundry.
Cottage Matron—s.'l6o and meals,
lodging, and laundry.
Laundry Worker—s36o to $5lO and
meals, lodging and laundry.
Seamstress—s36o to $540 and
meals, lodging, and laundry.
Hospital Attendant—s36o to $540
and meals, lodging, and laundry.
Hospital Charge Attendant (Pro
motional) S4BO to $720 and meals,
lodging, and luundrv.
Caretaker— S9OO to SI2OO.
Nun-Assembled tests are scheduled
District State Health Officer- S3OOO.
Trained Nurse- $720 and board,
lodging, and laundry.
STATON & WHALEY, Attorneys.
Notice is hereby given that the sub
'-•riber has obtained from the Or
j phans’ Court for Worcester County,
Maryland, letters Testamentary on
the personal estate of
late of Worcester County, deceased.
All persons having claims against
the deceased, are hereby warned to
exhibit the same, with the vouchers
thereof, to the subscriber, on or before
the 25th day of October, 1921. They
may otherwise by law be excluded
from all benefits of the said estate.
All persons indebted to said estate
ait; requested to make immediate pay
ment. Given under my hand this
Stud day of April, 1921.
Register of Wills.
Woman's Missionary Society
Met in Snow Hill This Week
A Large Number of Ladies From Every Sec
tion of Maryland-Delaware Peninsula
Attended the Meeting
The Presbyterian Church of Snow
Hill bail the honor of entertaining the
Woman’s Missionary Society of the
Presbytery of New Castle on Wed
nesday and Thursday. There were
about 65 delegates present repre
senting most of the Presbyterian
Churches of the Eastern Shore of
Maryland and Delaware.
A splendid program had been pre
pared for the occasion and several
noted speakers addressed the meet
ings, of the number being Mrs. Wal
lace Kudciiffc, of Washington, D. C.;
Mrs. Andrew Todd Taylor, of Phila
delphia; Miss Bertha Harlan, of Wil
i mington; Miss Marie Preston, of New
York; and Mrs. J. B. Turner, of Port
! Deposit.
Mrs. Thomas Kerr, of Wilmington,
presided at the opening session Wed
nesdby afternoon. Dr. Kroger, of
Snow Hill, at the evening meeting,
and Mrs. Kerr again on Thursday
Annual reports were made by the !
] following secretaries.
Recording—Miss Jane R. Sterling.
Corresponding—Miss Katharine S.
Missionary Education —Miss Eva B.
Literature—Mrs. Thomas White
Freedmen —Mrs. Walter I). Bush.
Y. P. S. C. E.—
Westminster Guild Mrs. Walter
! Sheppard.
Boxes—Mrs. C. B. Evans.
Bands and Light Bearers —Miss
j Grace Baird.
Prayer Committee —Mrs. Thomas
The Home Treasurer —Miss Louise
The Foreign Treasurer —Mrs. Mar
tha Martin.
Messages from the Synodical—Mrs.
Wallace Radcliffc.
In addition to the delegates, there
were a large number of visitors from
Salisbury, Berlin, Pocomoke City, and
other nearby towns.
Mrs. Andrew Todd Taylor. Execu
tive Secretary of the Philadelphia
District, addressed the meeting, giv
ing a message from the Woman’s
Foreign Board. She told of the re
organization of the Board and ex
plained the close connection of the
District and the Presbyterial and
Local Societies. The new Overseas
Hospital work was explained. The
women are providing, as a love gift,
beyond their regular pledged work,
all sort of surgical and hospital sup
plies for our missionary doctors and
nurses. The women of this Presby
terial Society, together with Balti
more and Washington City Presby
terials, are making supplies for Dr.
Agnes Murdock’s hospital at Hwai
Yuen, China. Mrs. Taylor then spoke
of the Budget (the money needed to
run the work) for the coining year.
The Women’s Boards of Home and
1 Foreign Missions have been assigned
a large share of the needs of work
in the Homeland and across the seas
and the challenge is great to conse
, crate all the women have and are to
the blessed work of “Telling the
Miss Marie Preston, of New York,
* was the speaker at the Wednesday
evening meeting, giving her exper
iences in the Home Field. In the
course of her address Miss Preston
i said:
“When a kindergarten was opened
in Aquadilla, Porto Rico, the little
children came, but sat like little im
• ages on the circle. At first, I thought
it was because I was a foreigner and
’ strange, not knowing the language
1 and customs of the Porto Ricans, but
j it was because those children did not
know how to play. Little girls were
t making hats. fans, baskets, doing any
) thing they 4ould to add a few cents
i ] to the family income; little boys were
‘ selling fish on the streets, or going
I; up into the hills bringing down large
. i baskets of fruit to the market place,
s 1 All of these little people were bear
‘ ing burdens far too great for children.
“It was a real joy to teach them to
play and in a short time *ey were
singing in English and pla ' ‘t*
we go round the Mulll
“Jolly is the Miller” an
children the wide world over love.
“The Presbyterian Hospital in San
Juan, Porto IJico, last year treated
over 38,000 people and never in its
history has it turned so many peo
ple away. Here bodies are being:
made well and strong and many of
these people are healing the Gospel
story for the first time.”
Miss Bertha Harlan, of Wilming
ton. gave a very interesting and in
i tensive talk on her vi.-it to many of
| the .Mission stations in China, Korea
! and Japan. She spoke first of a
five days’ visit to Miss Helstrom, the
special missionary to Korea belonging
to New Castle PreAyterial, and told
of the wonderful interest in the
church in a small town of 6000 peo
ple. 2018 were present at Sunday
School the Sunday Miss Harlan at
tended. She also showed a Korean
hat and three pieces of jewelry (gifts
of a Christian women in Seoul) as
I proof of the oft told generosity of the
| Koreans \\4io sometimes have no
' money to give.
Contrasts between the old heathen
| customs and changes wrought by the
acceptance of Christianity, among
children, in marriage conditions, in
education, through Christian schools,
in the hospitals and in the distinctly
religious work of the Church.
She emphasized the value of every
effort made to help these agencies on
the other fdde, and the great respon
sibility of America to foreign lands
because of their close business rela
tions today, and of the great blessings
which a Christian land possesses.
One of the prominent visitor par
ticipants in the meeting of the Mis-;
sionary Society was Mrs. Wallace
RadclifTe, of Washington, D. C., and
her message from the Synodical was
one of force and instruction -much
appreciated by every delegate.
The Synod is composed of three
Presbyteries: Baltimore, New Castle
and Washington. The apportion
ments for this year 1921-22 are:
Baltimore, $21,0(10; New Castle, $12,-
000; Washington, S3O,(KM). The work
includes the support of Home and
Foreign Missions, and Mrs. RadclifTe
told in a forceful way how the Chris
tain women of the church are working
for Christ.
The annual reports of secretaries
showed a marked growth in mem
: hership of the Woman's Missionary
; Society and an increase in contribu
tions. as well as an evidence that
the women of the Presbytery of
I New Castle are a militant force in
1 the advancement of the church.
All of the old officers were re-elect
ed except those of President and As
sistant Secretary of Literature,
neither of whom could continue to
Miss Bertha Harlan, of Wilmington,
was elected president, ami Mrs. Ver
non Westfall was elected Assistant
Secretary of Literature.
The visitors were handsomely en
tertained in the homes of Snow Hill.
It was the first time many of them
had visited Snow Hill and they were
delighted with our town and our peo
ple, and Snow Hill people will be
glad to have the Society meet here
again whenever the members desire.
A very interesting meeting of the
| women of St. Martins community was
held on Thursday, April 21st, at the
home of Mrs. W. A. Brevard. After
! the election of new officers for the
ensuing year, subjects of vital interest
were ably discussed by those present. !
Miss Walter, the Home Demonstration
Agent, who is the promoter of this
■ valuable work, was present and added
to the discussions many valuable 1
1 points that were greatly appreciated
by all.
It was voted that the next meeting
should be a dress form demonstration,
i These forms can be made at a cost of
! one dollar and a little time. To the
! woman who does her personal sowing
’ they make the fitting ition
f the dross a real ’
Presbyterian Church, Snow Hill, Organized 1683
The County Commissioners Will
Receive Bids For $40,000 Of
The $60,000 Required
The Board of County Commission*
ers in session last Tuesday voted to
issue 55 per cent bonds to the amount
of $40,000 at once, scaled bids for
same to be received on or before May
loth. These bonds are a part of the
| §60,000 which are required to be is
sued to complete the State Hoad work
ordered and to be done under the
supervision of the State Hoads Com
mission. The remaining $20,000 will
be issued as needed later in the year.
This $40,000 issue will be in bonds o£
SI,OOO each, bearing interest at the
rate of 55 per cent.
Beginning in 192:!, S3OOO of these
bonds will be retired annually until
all have been paid. Messrs. Ewell &
Child, Attorneys for the County Com
missioners have prepared the adver
tisement of this bond sale which will
be found on page one of The Messen
ger today.
The following bills were ordered
paid by the Treasurer:
Elisha Hastings, road work, $81.48.
Timmons & Bros., oil, gas, grease,
and work, .$90.68.
Wm. C. Hudson, road work, $149.00.!
James \V. Truitt, road work, $34.50.
Kobt. Shockley, oak lumber, $171.31.
K. E. Hickman, road work, $20.60.
Fred Adkins, road work, .$29.88.
F. B. Scarborough, road work, $26.
W. J. Shockley, road work, $25.75.
Eugene Pusey, road work, $51.50.
Phil!. Truitt, road work, $33.90.
William H. Hope, road work. $92.20.
Gilbert Kooks, road work, $25.00.
Standard Oil Co., oil and grease,
Wm. H. Hope, road work, $130.79.
Standard Oil Co., gasoline, $16.90.
I). J. Bradford, work on River
Bridge, $50.75.
Irving Holston. road work, $22.50.
Norman Jones, road work, $38.43.
Bailey & Bros., lumber, $129.47.
M. W. Collins, road work, .$46.00.
I, W. Onley, Conveying Insane
Patient to Cambridge, $35.00.
C. W. Jones, road work, $235.55.
Showell Mfg. Co., lumber. $16.10.
Handy B. Truitt, road work, $18.37.
A. P. Laws, road work. $24.75.
Avery Perdue, the Forest Warden,
John 11. Truitt, road work. $70.00.
Hepbron & Hayilon, Pub. Worces- 1
ter County Code, $602.44.
J. F. Corbin, road work, $115.85.
The monthly meeting of the Cab
inet and District Officers of the Wor
cester County Sunday School Asso
ciation will be held in the Sunday
! School room of Whatcoat M. E.
Church, Snow Hill, Friday, May 6,
at 7.30 P. M.
Every pastor, Sunday School super
intendent, officer and teacher is re
quested to be present.
MRS. W. A. HEARN, Secretary.
can never tell. Even the self
t. may have a sneaking
cheated h !
Business Interests Are Indignant
At Treatment—Action Will
Be Taken at Once.
Indignant at the attitude of the
Baltimore, Chesapeake and Atlantic
Railway Company in not resuming
its regular steamer service to Snow !
Hill, business interests of this section
are planning to take the matter up
with the Public Service Commission,
the Merchants and Manufacturers'
Association of Baltimore and other
trade organizations.
Trade that should go to Baltimore
is going to Wilmington, Del., and
Philadelphia because there is no direct
transportation connection with Balti
more. The Merchants’ Association of
Snow Hill will discuss the matter at
its next meeting, and in addition to
communicating with the Public Ser
vice Commission, the Merchants and
Manufacturers' Association and other
organizations will semi a representa
tive to confer with the officials of the
steamlxftt company.
Action Not Determined.
Turnbull Murdoch, general manager
of the 8.. C. & A., when informed of
the Snow Hill attitude in the matter,
said the company has not as yet deter
mined whether to resume the service
to that point. He asserted there were I
technical matters in the proposition ,
requiring consideration, ami intimated
that the position of the new State
highway bridge at Pocomoke City pre
sented difficulties in the way of a re*
j sumption of the service.
The 8., C. & A. service to Snow
Hill was stopped on account of the
i building of this bridge, as for several j
months it was impossible for the
steamer to pass the obstructions in
! the river. These have been removed
and, according to the Snow Hill busi
ness men, there is now no reason I
why the regular trips should not be :
resumed. For many years and up
until the early part of last winter a
regular service was maintained. Wil- j
mington and Philadelphia are alive to
the situation and are sending their,
salesmen into the section.
No Difficulties, Says Mackall.
.1. X. Mackall, chairman of the State
Roads Commission, who hail super
! vision of the building of the Poco
moke City bridge, said that there are ;
; no difficulties in the way of the 8., C.
and A. steamers passing up the river.
“The draw-bridge is in the center,” he
said, “and it is five feet wider than
that of the old bridge. It has been j
1 approved l*oth by the War Depart
ment and the 8., C. and A. officials." i
A. S. (ioldsborough of the Mer- !
chants and Manufacturers’ Associa
tion stated that the Snow Hill inter
ests would undoubtedly find strong j
support for their contentions in Bal
timore. “The cutting off of any'
transportation service,” he said, “nec
essarily operates to the detriment of
the city’s business. The steamboat
service is the cheapest and most nat
ural route Snow Hill business, and
Baltimr ’d by all meins be pro
w*-*• for trade
$1.50 A YEAR. $2.00 OUT OF COU
Niece of Mrs. Richard He
, Was Married In Norfolk L
Saturday Evening
Announcements have been reeeh
in Snow Hill this week of the rru
riage of Miss Kffie (Iraham Berry, c
| Capo Charles, Va., and Mr. Harr.
Kmerson Fu<|ua, of Norfolk. The
ceremony was performed at eight
o’clock, Saturday evening in the pres
ence of the families of the bride and
groom. A reception was given afte’
the ceremony.
The bride was attired in ivory sr
with pearl trimmings. Her vei
tulle was arranged cap-shape,
bandeau of pearls and orange
soms. She carried a shower bf
of bride's roses ami lily of the
The maid of honor was Miss
Miltmore, who wore a g o
taffeta and silver lace at
sunburst roses.
The groom was attende
Thomas (Ilenn, of Norfolk
! man.
After the ceremony Mr.
Fuqua left for New York a
Northern points.
Mrs. Richard Howard, au.
Mrs. Virginia Ward, grandmot
the bride, of Snow Hill; and M
Mrs. Harry Howard and daught
Philadelphia, were among the ou
town guests.
Chairman Mackall Of Roads
Commission Will Make Study
Of Causes Of Accidents.
Chairman John N. Mackall of the
State Hoads Commission Monday
launched a movement to collect as
rapidly as possible from three official,
or semi-official sources reliable in
formation designed to establish the
danger points on Maryland's high
ways. With this information in hand,
from the records of the State Motor
Vehicle Commissioner, the Secretary
of the Automobile Club of Maryland,
and from reports from his own dis
trict road engineers, Mr. Mackall pro
poses to mark prominently and prop
erly safeguard these danger points,
even if structural changes and minor
rerouting are required.
Asks For l>ata
The first step toward gath
requisite data was taken ♦'
suance of instructions to
1 road engineers, supplement
I quests to Motor Vehicle Cor
■ Baughman and Secretary 1
cius of the Auto Club.
'•! believe that if we can v. ..
1 co-operation of all poisons concei
we can in a remarkably short tin
i determine just what points are most
dangerous by the number of accidents
which occur at these points,” said Mr.
Mackall in discussing his plan. He
added, that from time to time the
Commission has funds which are used
for the betterment of the highways;
“that is, for making them more safe
for traffic. So if we know where
the most dangerous points are we can
concentrate our efforts on them."
One phase of the traffic danger, a c
discussed with Colonel Baughman
Mr. Mackall. is that of the “visi’
dangerous places, whose obviousi,
j reduces, in some measure, their me*
' ace.”
Obvious Danger Points Avoided
i He says in this connection:
“I knew that many points appear
to be dangerous, but by reason of the
fact that they are so visibly so, they
are not a course of danger and ac
cidents never occur, whereas at many
other points, the danger is not ap
parents, and many accidents occur. I jL
believe that the charting of those
accidents would lie of immense ben- m
\ efit to us, to you and the public gen- i
orally, because it would enable us to |
concentrate our efforts to the better- J
ment of the points at which accident!*
1 actually occur.”
Many a man who puts up a goo !
front is talked about behind his bar
In polite society It is alwmyf e
to do the proper thing than
The man who is *■’
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