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HIRD YEAR. No. 24. Eastern Shore Society's Trip I Revives Historic Memories Also Suggests Improvements Which Might Be Made In Maryland’s Tidewater Territory Changes And Developments Noted. More than 20 member.' of the Eastern Shore Society motored through Worcester County last Satur day afternoon, arriving at Hill about 4 o’clock. They were wel comed here by a delegation of fifty business men. who gave then) the “glad hand" after which Judge Wil liam F. Johnson made an address of welcome which was heartily applaud ed by the “Exiles” as Joe Bratten calls them, being one of the chiefs of the clan—a Bratten of Wicomico. In Monday’s Baltimore Sun Mr. Bratten tells about the trip of the Eastern Shoremen down the Penin sula. in the following article; The “Exiles” on their journey down the Shore traveled through a country, filled with historical interest, a coun try which their ancestors had helped to wrest from Great Britain anil from j which they had driven hostile Indians. However attractive and beautiful the Eastern Shore may be, the “Ex iles" saw room for improvement, es pecially in the villages, farm dwel lings and outbuildings. Henry Men cken saw only the fronts of the dwellings in the towns and villages. It is in the rear of the dwellings the eyesores—that is, the dilapidated buildings, decaying fences and over grown shrubbery—mar the trimness of the towns. Historic Trails The journey down the Shore was along historic trails, which extended all the way from Baltimore to Ocean City. The first reminder of Colonial days was the old Joppa road, near Towson, leading to Joppa, the first seat of Baltimore county. The town exists now only in musty records. Towson is an old settlement, but it did not get on the map until Balti more county voters by a referendum selected it as the county seat after the separation of the county and city in the early fifties. The Gun powder and Bush livers ar, historical because of early Colonial settlements on their banks. Belair, originally called Aquilla Scott’s Old Field, became the county seat of Harford in 1782. The first Courthouse was burned in 1858. Ihe present handsome structure was erect ed later. Harford has set an example which other countie- might well fol low. Qn the walls of the courtroom hang portraits of men prominent in the country’s history. Harford won a distinctive niche in history by the adoption, of a declara tion of Independence on March 22. 1775, several months ahead of the far-famed Mecklenberg Declaration, and a year in advance of the Declar ation signed in Independence Hall in Philadelphia on July 4, 1,76. Havre De Grace Interesting Havre de Grace is interesting be cause it was once the favorite site for the National capital and because of stout resistance to the British at tack on the town in the War of 1812. In more modern t : mes the town is on the national way because of the race track near it and because of the proximity of the Aberdeen arsenal and proving grounds, where tests that will revolutionize chemical warfare are being made. Cecil’s Contribution Cecil County’s mo-t notable contri butions to the national gallery have been David Davis, of the l nited States Supreme Court; the Bayard family, which moved to Delaware, aad Jacob Tome. Within sight of the bridge spanning the Susquehanna river is Palmer’s Island, which was dedicated by its owner, even before the Maryland colony was founded, to be the site of a great national university. The tall bridge which connects Havre de Grace and Perry* ville will go down into history as marking a colossal blunder by Har ford and Cecil counties. When the Pennsylvania Railroad Company sup planted the old bridge with the new, to save the cost of removing the lat ter it offered it as a public highway to Harford and Cecil counties free of charge, the only stipulation being that the two counties should join in its maintenance. The offer was rej<-cted, and the lab' Murray Vandiver, then a director of he Railroad Company, took up the Ter as a private enterpiise. Then itomobile traffic grew with great •ides and the old bridge l>ecamc a d mine. Chestertown. near the Susquehanna, is really interesting because of the quaint Colonial architecture of its dwellings and stores. At North East are old iron mines which supplied material for cannon in the Revolutionary War. George Washington was a stockholder in the old furnaces. Elkton has pursued the even tenor of its way for a century and a half without creating much history. Just now it is a center of interest because of the ease and haste with which men anil women may be wedded. At Chesapeake City the visitors crossed the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, which has been acquired by the Federal Government and which within a decade or more will be trans formed into a ship canal, giving Ba'ti \ more a near route to Northern and 1 European ports. In Did Kent Historic ground was reached when ; the boundary separating Cecil and Kent counties was crossed. Kent is - the oldest county on the Eastern Shore. It.- contributions to the na tional galaxy include the Tilden (originaly spelled Tylden). of Now York, ami Gresham families of In diana. Belonging to the latter were Judge Walter Q. Gresham. Secretary j of State during President Cleveland’s j second term. Samuel J. Tilden, Gov ernor of New York and Democratic candidate for President in 1876. was a descendent of the Tyldens of Kent. The Pearces, father and son; the Wickes and the Chambers families have added lustre, to the county. The late James Hodges, once Mayor of Baltimore, and the late I. Freeman Basin, long the Democratic leader in Baltimore were among the many na tives of Kent who have won fame and fortune in the Maryland metropolis. Kent produced a I'nited State- Sen ator, George Vickers, who joined with Boss, of Kansas, and Fessender, of Maine, in preventing the impeach- ! ment of President Andrew Johnson. Chestcrtown’s Tea Party. In pre-Bevolutionary days Chester town had a tea party of her own. The city was a port of entry then and the ship Geddes, with a cargo of tea for the counties of the Eastern Shore, ar- j rived in the port in 1774. The town people held a meeting similar to those being held in Boston ami Annapolis < anil declared that they would not sub mit to the King’s Government impos | ing a tax upon tea. Then the citizens of Chestertown, I went out to the ship and upset her | precious freight into the beautiful ' Chester river. Washington College was ostahlishe I in 1782. having been erected upon the! foundation of a successful educati *nal , institution of less pretension, but whose history dated back to 1722. General Washington, in camp at New bury in 1782, consented that the j institution should bear hi.- name, and he contributed liberally of his own means to the enterprise. The corner stone of the college was laid in 178." by Governor Paca, of Maryland. In Queen Anne’s. Queen Anne’s has an interesting history. The first county jail and (ourt house were erected at Queens town. but the settlers seem to have been imbued with the idea of making Hibernia, a small village near Cen treville. the metropolis of the county. However, in 1750, the county justices decided to erect the new law and pun itarV buildings at Centreville, al though Hibernia was still to be con sidered the county seat. The original courthouse in Centreville was erected | in 1790. i j The route of the visitors did not lie j through the historial sections of old ; Talbot, fraught with the most histor- j ical interest. Those points are in Wye ’, river. Miles river, at Oxford. St. Michaels and at other points near the . Chesapeake Bay. Easton was the| • most ancient town visited. It has been a county seat for over 200 years. The first courthouse of the county t was erected in 1711. The present ! structure is, of course, of much larger construction, and yet it is very, very • old compared with the courthouses to 1 F; be found in many other Maryland • towns. Furthermore, the old marke; i i house—an institution that has almost . t completely disappeared from the' i smaller cities of the State—r.iill (CONTINUED ON PAGE 7.) SNOW HILL,'MARYLAND. SATURDAY, JULY 2. 1921. £ The Port of Missing Men Q j "II (to VERY sCW,pur n 11 1 i in r twi it Misitß Brown II ‘I II <6 sk/'fr CALLEP OUT OF Town Yf Jw L - ON VERY IMPORTANT jjjjjj - J 1 ... Baseball Fans Enthusiastic At Prospects of Lively Games The Snow Hill! baseball team open-j ed its season on Wednesday by jojr neying to Chincoteague and white washing the Virginia boys IP to 0. The game was featured by the all round work of the Snow llili team which displayed a smoothness and finish in the field which brought joy to the hearts of the small, but en thusiastic band of rooters who ac companied the team. Captain Armstrong selected Hick ! man. a local boy. to do the pitching and he proved an artist with the I whitewash brush. Aided by perfect control, he held the Chine vteague nin" . : / HOME* FOLk'-S ) V WONT KNOVD/ a L ' He Was an Artist With the Brush. safe at all times, allowing only five hits and giving one base on balls in the eight innings during which he i occupied the mound besides causing eight of his opponents to fan the air vainly. Kress pitch<Hl the last in ning and disposed of three in a row with little difficulty. Scarborough, who started for the Virginians, was in hot water through out the first five innings at the end of which he retired in favor of C*- nant, who allowed only two hits in the last four inning.-. The bunting game may be held re sponsible for the victory, since in the second inning a bunt by Hayward i and Kress’ out scored Kilduff who had previously doubled over the right field fence. The home team mis- j played Hayward’s bunt and one by Hickman which were troth turned in to runs. In the fifth bunts again upset the Islanders and five runs cam*' in before the team recovered itself. Hickman and Hayward led with the stick, each gathering three hits. Bohins and KildufT each gathered two, while Wimbrow of the opposing team | did likewise. The fielding of Wea sels at second was u feature of the I Chincoteague team’s piay. w SNOW HILL: Ab. R II O A ' Roussey. s.s. 4 10 1 i I Robins. '.’li. 4 0 2 5 1; Keen. lb. .'1 0 0 10 2 | Armstrong, .'ll). .1 1 0 1 3 ! Kilduff, c. 1 2-281 Hayward. If. 5 1 3 0 0 Kress, cf., |>. 5 1110 Hickman, p.. cf. 5 3 2 0 2 Sturgis, rf. 1 0 0 0 Aiken, rf. 2 0 0 1 0 Total :!8 10 11 27 13 (HINCOTKACiIF.: Ab. R H O A Vessels. 2b. I 0 0 3 8 •H. Taylor, lb. 1 0 1 15 0 j Leonard, 3b. 3 0 0 1 3 \V. Conant. cf. 1 0 0 1 0 1 Wimbrow, c. 1 0 2 3 1 Scarborough, rf. 4 o 1 o o 1 Thornton. If. 3 o 1 3 o R. Taylor, s.s. 3 o o I o J. Scarborough, p 2 0 0 0 3 W. Conant, p 1 0 0 0 2 Total 32 0 ft 27 17 Score h\ Innings: Snow Hill 0 4 0 1 5 0 0 0 o—lo Chineotcaguc 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 o—o i Two base hits—KihtufT; Sacrifice bits—Robins, Keen; Stolen bases — Roussey 2, Keen, Kress; Hits otT Scarborough 0. off Conar.t 2. off Hick man 1 in 8 innings; Struck out by Scarborough 2 in 5 innings; by Hick man 8 in 8 innings; Flamed runs — Snow Hill 3. Left on bases—Chin coteague 6. Snow Hill 12. He Had the Batter in a Hole Moat of the Tima. I'ocomoke lieleats Cape Charles The I'ocomoke baseball team de foated the Cape Charles team —6 to s—in a close and exciting ten inning game on Wednesday. Nesbit, the Maryland State hurler, did the pitch ing for I’ocomoke, while Boston, the M COME TO SNOW | HILL JULY 4th There will be two big games here on the 4th. In the morning Snow Hill will play Newark. In the afternoon Snow Hill will play Pocomoke. Newark catcher, was on the receiv ing end of the battery. Boston star red at bat with a home run anil a tripie, the last of which came in the tenth. Nesbit then won his own game with a single scoring Boston. Newark Defeats Fruitland The Newark Baseball team con tinued its victorious march last Sat urday by easily defeating the Fruit land team. The visitors made one run in the first inning, this being the sum total of their efforts for the afternoon. While the Fruitland hoys were having difficulty in solving the shoots of (ieorge Mumford, Newark was indulging in a batting orgy, | which drove two pitchers to the | showers, and made life miserable for I a third. Newark scored five tuns in the fi st inning, five in the fourth, and in the s'xth inning nine more runs were tallied. In this inning thirteen men went to bat, and some wag called for the fire department to put the New ark boys out. Two more runs wen added in the eighth inning, bringing Newark's total up to twenty-one runs. I Ralph Mason, the “Babe Ruth" of the team, poled out two home runs, j which together with a base on balls j and a single was a pretty good day's j work. Newark Wins Another On Tuesday Newark walloped Brin-1 1 cess Anne to the tune of sixteen to j five, knocking two pitchers out of the* j box, and giving the third, who took up the pitching burden in the seventh inning, a severe drubbing. The final I score was 16 to 5 in favor of Newark, j While Newark was smothering their ! ; opponents with an avalanche of hits Bradford, the phenomenal young pitcher, and the team’s pitching ace, was holding the visitors in the hoi- j low of his capable left hand. Not a j man reached first base until the fourth inning, and he was caught stealing. In the fifth inning, Bradford struck j out two batsmen, and retired the side on strikes in the sixth inning. At ' the lieginning of the seventh inning | only eighteen batsmen had faced ' Bradford—three men an inning. He had twelve strike-outs, and allowed only five hits. “Babe Ruth” Mason, i Hudson and Miner secured home tuns. 1 and Pruitt had a good day at bat with a base on balls, a three bagger, two base hit, and single. Former Worcester Man Hobnobs With King of Ita. Dr. Alfred P. Dennis, American Commercial Ref. resentative At London, Now On Eastern Shore Visiting Relatives Dr. Alfred Pearce Dennis, a native of .Worcester County, brother of Hon. Samuel K. Dennis, of Baltimore, ami of Mrs. L. A. Oates, of Princess Anne, wa~ a guest of Mrs. Oates last Sun day. I)r. Dennis has been in Europe for nearl> three years. Much of this time was spent in Italy as commercial attache of the American Embassy at Rome. While at this post he reported to Washing ton on economic conditions in the Italian Peninsula anil in the Islands of Sardinia, Sicily, the Balkan States, Egypt and the former Austrian terri tories now united to Italy as a result of the war. At the first of the year Dr. Dennis was transferred to I.on i don, byway of promotion, to the most important trade post connected with our diplomatic service. As such he enjoys the ranking position in the Government’s European commercial service. Called Home B> Hoover In obedience to a cable order from Secretary of Commerce Hoover, Dr. Dennis arrived in New York on the Aquitania June 11, and has since been in Washington collaborating with the officials of the Department of Commerce in a broad scheme for promoting our export trade by in creasing the efficiency of our com mercial experts abroad. Under in structions from Secretary Hoover, Dr. Dennis has made a number of speeches in various parts of the coun try. During this week he will get as far west as Chicago, where he will 1 be the principal speaker at a ban quet gotten up by Chicago business men directly or indirectly interested in our foreign trade. From Chicago Dr. Dennis goes direct to New York to catch the steamship Lafayette of the French Line, sailing on the morn- OPENING GAME ! HERE TO-DAY The formal opening of the baseball season in Snow Hill will take place next Monday, July 4, when two games will be played here, Newark being the oppos ing team in the morning, and Pocomoke in the afternoon. Both towns are represented by strong teams: both teams are loyally supported by their home people, and two exciting games are an ticipated. The schedule for the Snow Hill team the rest of the week is as follows: Wednesday at Pocomoke. Thursday at Newark. Saturday, July Oth. the Snow Hill team will play at home, with the Seaside Stars, of C.reenback ville, as their opponents. NEW BASE BALL (JONG NOW READY FOR I’SE A gong has been placed on the I baseball grounds to sound the time of ; preliminary practice of the teams. At the first ringing, at 2.50 o’clock, the visitors will take the field for a twenty-minutes’ batting practice; at j the second ringing, at 3.10, the home team will take the field for a ten minutes’ warm-up; ami at 3.30 the | visiting team will have a ten minutes’ warm-up. The final ringing at 3.30 : will be followed by the annoucement : of the line-up, and the lieginning of j the game. SINEPI XKNT LODGE ENTERTAINS VISITORS i Sinepuxent Lodge A. F. & A. M., | Snow Hill, held special meetings I Thursday afternoon and night for the j purpose of having Grand Lecturer John I. Yellot, of Belair, confer de : glees and lecture. Members of neighboring lodges of Wicomico. Worcester and Somerset Counties j were present. Six o’clock dinner was served at the j Hotel Purnell. Subscribe for Th lessenger ‘ / I $1.50 A YEAR. $2.00 OUT OF COUNI ing of July 2. On the same ship will sail his brother, former United States District Attorney Samuel K. Denni> of Baltimore, and Mrs. Dennis, and Marion T. ami his daughter, Miss Carolyn Hargis, of Snow Hill, who are going to Europe on a sum mer trip. An Eastern Shoreman’s Career Dr. Dennis was, fortunately, in the country at the time of the reunion of his class (’9l) of Princeton Uni versity last week. He was presented a silver loving cup by the class and was introduced in this wise when called upon to make the principal ad dress at the class dinner: “There may be some difference of opinion,’’ said the toastmaster, “as to just what conditions bring success and as to the particular men in the class who may be accounted to have | made the greatest of life. There | can be no difference of opinion, how ' ever, as to the fact that our Class mate Dennis has had the most unique, : extraordinary and variegated career !of any man in the class. He has been a farmer, back woods ma n, literateur, college professor and is now a mem ber of our diplomatic service. He has been a camp cook and dish washer for an engineering corps in the wilds of Alaska. He has served on three university faculties as pro fessor of history. He' has for eight years done the work of a cornfield negro in the swamps of Southern Maryland and Virginia. He is the only American business man to my knowledge who ever sat on a sofa with the King of Italy, at His Maj esty’s invitation, and discussed with him the merits of American disc harrows and the habits of Pocomoke river shad. Now that he has been promoted to the post in London, we may expect to hear that he has been shooting craps with the Archbishop of Canterbury." ! NEGRO BURGLAR CAUGHT IN ACT Last Tuesday night about twelve o’clock a negro burglar was caught inside of Dr. Paul Jones’ drugstore, by Dr. Jones, Policeman Purnell, Thomas Stanford and others. Mrs. Stanford heard the burglar when he broke the glass transome in , the rear of Jones’ drugstore, and also j heard the man inside. She called ! Mr. Stanford's attention to the fact, and he dressed and went over to the Hotel Purnell and telephoned Dr. Paul Jones, who, forgetting about his recent surgical operation, ran us far as the water works plant, when !he hail to slack up. He and Mr. Irwin Jones, Policeman Purnell, Mr. Stanford and several other men and boys soon lined up at the front and rear of the drugstore. Dr. Jones entered the drugstore and turned on the lights. As he did so the burglar •did down the iron awning to the. street landing at the feet of tho searching for hint at the front, b be was on his feet and sprinting r.w before the searchers for him couU realize what had happened. The chase was soon on, and pistol shots rang out upon the midnight stillness. The burglar dodged, twisted and turned, all the time —making for his home. The pursurers were on to his game and they soon cornered him. at the home of Charles Nelson. Nelson denied he was the man wanted. He hail gotten out of the pantaloons in which he is alleged to have slided down the iron awning, but his shirt was wet with perspiration and he was still panting from his sprinting. “No, indeedy,” said Nelson, “I ! wouldn’t hurt anything of Dr. Paul’s, ; much as he’s did fur me. No in i deed.” Later a search was made of his l house and a lot of Dymond dyes and about 100 Emerson records, and a bottle of perfume were found. Nel son was put in jail for safe keeping, pending trial. WHATCOAT M. E. CHURCH. 10.00 A. M„ Sunday School. Prof. A. C. Humphreys, Superintendent. 11.00 A. M., Public Worship and . sermon. 7.30 P. M., Public Worship and sermon. A cordial welcome for all. * REV. L. E. POOLE, Pastor.