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\\ rushed every Saturday. / . VINCENT &C. V. WHITE. Editors. Subscription 11.6 Q a Year in Worcester Co. $2.00 outside of the County. 'f LEADING NEWSPAPER OF WORCESTER COUNTY. MD. CHARLES J. BONAPARTE on. Charles J. Bonaparte, for many years prominent in the tical life of Maryland, died last Tuesday at his home in Balti re, aged 70 years. He was a son of the late Jerome Napoleon .laparte, whose father. Jerome Bonaparte. King of Westphalia, tinned the beautiful Betsy Patterson, of Baltimore, while he was this country on a diplomatic mission. Mr. Bonaparte was Secretary of the Navy under President oosevelt and held other places of great trust. THE ( OI NTY LEVY LIST An itemized list of the cost of running Worcester County for one year will Ih? found in The Messenger to-day. It shows that it takes a great deal of money to run this County and the largest item is for educational purposes. This codition prevails all over Maryland and. in fact, all over the Cnited States. We noticed in an up-Shore exchange several weeks ago a list of the teachers in that County with the salaries paid each of them. The total amount was very near as much as is appropriated for ALL school purposes in Worcester County, and Worcester has more population. A perusal of this levy list should be the duty of every taxpayer. The levy list shows Worcester County to be a big business cor poration. FARMERS HARD HIT We very much regret that the weather conditions have been such that our farmers have been hit as never before. Providence has seen fit to visit the earth with a long drought w hich has caused all vegetation except the corn crop to wither as if a wave of lire had passed over it. It is a very serious condition, and one for which there is no remedy. When the farmer is hit hard all the arteries of trade are affected and it behooves all of us to give him our support in every way we can. If we can have a good soaking rain or two something may yet be done to relieve the situation by planting late potatoes. There is no doubt that the early potato crop has been cut short all over the country and ’.Vre will be no potatoes left over. The late crop may be a profitable one. We hope so. GOVERNOR RITCHIE'S COMMISSION Mr. Paul Winchester writes The Messenger regarding the recent meeting of the Commission named by Governor Ritchie: "Judge Burke, of Baltimore County w as elected Chairman, and the further working organization was promptly completed, and there will now be no delay in getting down to work. The indica tions therefore, are that before the meeting of the State Conven tion in September, a systemtic plan will have been prepared which will embody such changes in the laws as will enable the State ad ministration to make very considerable reductions in the number of officials, and will also provide for such decided economy in the amount of certain appropriations that a material reduction in the tax rate will lie the result. The members of the Commission were all agreed on the point that no matter what might be proposed in the way of changes, it must provide for a lowering of taxes, or it would not go through. It was a unanimous opinion that no mat ter what or who it affected, the appropriations must be scaled down and that the expenses of every department of the State govern ment must be cut down to the lowst possible amount, consistent with the cost of a reasonable efficiency in the public service. “There are many governmental luxuries which are being urged upon the administration, and which we would all like to have,” said the Gov ernor “but for some time to come. Maryland will have to do w ith out all these luxuries, and be contented with those things which are absolutely necessary to the public welfare.” And the men and women who are serving on the Commission all seemed to agree with the views by his Excellency. It is rather an odd sort cf situation which ,-e ems to be facing the public officials. National. State. County and City, in all part of the land. The cry on all sides is for economy in public expendi tures of all sorts, and this cry is rising louder and louder from day to day. unil it is almost becoming a how!. Mingled with this cry for economy, is the cry for a reduction in the number of public officials—for a decided reduction in the num ber of these who are feeding at the public crib, whom the late Gov ernor Hamilton called, "the great army of the tax eaters.” The number of these has gone up by leaps and bounds, in all depart ments of the National. State, and municipal governments, and the demand for the dismissal of large bodies of these men is becoming more and more urgent as the days pass by. The ir.d cat on< theie fore are. that the questions which wili be the issues in the State and County elections this year, not only in Maryland but in all parts of the Country will be based on a reduction of public taxes of all sorts. National, State. County, and City, the wail of hard times and poverty is rising loudly thiougl.out tl e country, and the men in control of public affairs, must hear and pay heed to it, or retire from public office. The officials and public men of Maryland generally are looking out for the coming storm, and are preparing for it before it reaches a dangerous height.” INDIANTOWN Mr. and Mr.-. E. A. Mariner. Mr. and Mrs. Otho Mariner and -on. and Mr. L. B. Dishuroon motor* <1 to Crisfield Sunday. an<l ,-p*-nt the day with Mr. ami Mr-. Elword Ster injr- Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dirker.-on and children spent Sunday aft' moon with Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Holloway, of i ear Berlin. .Mr. and Mrs. Rider Adkin- \i.-iled Mr. and Mrs. Herman (I vans Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Charles Dry<len and children. Catherine ami Charles, of Ceorgia, who have been visiting at the home of Mr. an*l Mrs. P. W. Dryden. were joined Sunday by Prof. Dryden. They will return home next w*ek. Julia Evans, of near Snow Hill,; spent a pa it of last week with \ ir ginia and Matilda Dryden. Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Williams ar.d children spent Sunday with Mr. and, Mrs. Otho Taylor, of near Newark. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Shockley env tertained the following at dinner Sunday: Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Shj/k --ley, Miss Nettie Shcekley. Mr. and Mrs. Luther Shockley, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Shockley. Mr. and Mrs. Jam* - B. Devereaux , and on. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Di h aroon and children, and Mi-s Emily Disharoon spent Sunday aft* rno n with Mr. and Mrs. Albert Laws. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Adkins and -on. I.ee. spent Sunday with her par ents. Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Adkins, cf near Snow Hill. Mina Dymond. of Sn .w H I', -pent last week with he, cousin, (Irace Shockley. Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Dryden enter tained the following last Sunday in honor of Prof. Charles E. Dryden and family, of (leorgia: Mr. ami Mrs. E. H. Hounds, of near Berlin; Master Charles Tull, of Newark; Mr. i ami Mr-. (I. M. Dryden, Mr. (ieorgo j E. Dryden, Miss Emily Dryden, Mr. ;aml Mrs. F. E. Dryden. and Miss-s Elsie umlf Winnie Drvlen, of Snow Hill. / .y. and Mrs. Marion Disharoon j are j/ceiving congratulations on the ! birtlt yf a daughter, who e arrival i \p.< announced Wedn* day morning. / Miss Beatrice Slim: n, of Co.bouine, 1 spent the week end with Mi.-se Mary an*l Mau*le Godfrey, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Sturgis, Mr. an*l Mrs. Zudok Sturgis and children, and Mr. ami Mrs. Herman Parsons and son visited Mr. ar.d Mrs. Jacob Sturgis Sunday. [ GIRDLETREE Mrs. Aaron Hudson spent a few days recently with Mrs. C. C. Pi!- | chard, of near Greenbackville. , ' Mr. John Beider has returned from Patterson, N. J., where he wo,s called to the bedside of his sister. Mr. C. P. Webb and family, of Philadelphia, are vi.-iting his parent-. - Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Webb and other relatives. Mr. and Mrs. K. T. Pruitt have re turned from a few days’ visit to their daughter, Mrs. Charles Matthews, of ' Princess Anne, and Mrs. Karl Mor • rill, of Pocomoke. ' Mrs. Midlie Riley is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Chauncey Hastings, at Pel mar. Miss Kaleda Watson left last week to attend the Sumer School at Tow son. Md. Miss Ora Flemming, formerly of Mississippi, who is president of the | Women’s Missionary t'nion of Mary " land, gave a splendid talk at the Baptist Church Sunday evening. She . was entertained over the week end by Mr. and Mrs. 11. C. Jones. Mrs. Wilson Cottingbam anil son, of Snow Hill, spent a few days last vveeek with her mother, Mrs. Kmma llowen. Mrs. W. S. Townsend and daugh ter. l.outse, have returned fn m Che t or. Pa., where they attended the j graduating exercises of their cousin, Mr. Oswald Redden. ( Mrs. Annie Sharplev, of Stockton,! visited her niece, Mrs. C. K. Blades, * i Tuesday. | Mi. and Mrs. (ieorge Byrd, of I i Pocomoke. visited Mis. I*. C. Calla han, Sunday. j Mrs. James Sturgis and children , and Miss Claudia Riley are spending this week at Green Run Beach. Miss Mollie Cherrix, of near Snow , Hill, was a recent visitor at the home . of her sister, Mrs. Mervin Selby. , Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Dukes are the proud parents of a baby girl. May he r.-tay be a long and happy one. Mrs. T. J. Savage has the sym pathy of her many friends in the death of her father, Mr. Colbourne. 1 at Hailwood, Ya. | The Baptist bailie.'’ Aid Was de . lightfully entertained Tuesday evi n . | ing at the home of Miss Ethel I’il i chant. Emily Scarborough and Walter T. • On!ey, Jr., have returned from a ■ visit to their aunt, Mrs. Frank I’eti rs. > in Salisbury. . Mr. and Mrs. William Hearn, of j Pocomoke. have returned home after j a two weeks’ visit here. I hose who attended the Eastern j i District Baptist Asoeiation at Reho- ! . both last week were Mr. and Mrs.. I M. L. Watson, Mr. and Mrs. \. 1!. , Pilchard, Mr. John Corbin. Mi-se- j • Mary Vanderhoof, Ruth Tarr, Ethel : . Pilchard, and Rev. H. P. Hall. Mrs. Clayton Jones, Miss Nellie | Savage and Mrs. H. W. Pilchard an! J | ; daughter, Louis, attended the funeral . of their grandfather, Mr. Colbouir.e, at Hailwood, Ya., Wednesday of last | . | w eek. Good deeds speak for themselves, j 1 but, unfortunately, wo don’t always | hear them. 1 I i ; -=r— ■ il——■ ■ Tired Feet Make You BfScholls FcotComfortWeek June 18 to 25 EVERY foot sufferer should decide right now to have comfortable feet. Modem scientific methods have overcome the need to bear foot discomforts. It you are bothered with corns, callouses, bunions, weak arches, tired, aching or burning feet, come to our store any time and let our Foot Expert demonstrate to you how easy it is to enjoy easy, comfortable, pain-free feet at > all times. Our Foot Comfort Department is in charge of a Gradu ate Practipedist, a Foot Expert, thoroughly trained in the science of giving foot comfort. We carry a complete line of Dr Scholls toot Comfort Appliances and our Foot Expert knows how to adjust and fit them i co your individual needs. Don’t go on suffering with those troublesome foot pains that make you ache all over. This is your Foot Comfort Opportunity to regain easy, pain-free, comfortable feet. Examination and Advice Free Not Need Mary to Remove SiwMifi ;j T.h. COLLINS & SON SNOW lIII.L, MARYLAND. I.XJCETO n\ ,\h\V Mrs. Hanson, of Haiti more, spepT last week with Mr. and Mrs. W. lA. Marshall. Miss Onta Moore is visiting Miss I Mary Taylor. ! A delightful bay party was given Monday afternoon in honor of the . \ isitors in town. Hathing, boating and feasting were the order of the day. Mr. Virgil Mulford has returned to his home in Newark, New Jersey, ' after a pleasant visit to Rev. and Mrs. W. 1.. Hess. Miss Vail will re main with her aunt, Mrs. Hess, for a longer visit. Richard Tatnian entertained a few of his young friends on his sixth birthday Wednesday. We are sorry to report that Mr. William Hill i.- quite ill at the Pen insula (ieneral Hospital, Salisbury. We hope to hear of his improvement in a short time. The Husy Rees held their annual picnic at the bay Tuesday. Mrs. Clayton J. Purnell, who has been vi.-iting Prof. Thomas 11. Spence and family at College Par k, Md., has returned to the home of her daugh ter. Mrs. Thomas P. Wharton. While on her visit, .Mrs. Purnell had the misfortune to break an arm, which, howevei, has healed nicely. Miss Annie Colona left Monday for a visit to relatives and friends in Dovei and Philadelphia. Mr. Pratten Peyton, the town bar ber. is ill w ith n.eash s and lonsil itis. Mrs. Harold Cherrix, of Delmar. visited at the home of Mr. Parker Cherrix this week. Mr. John J. Hill and daughter, Miss Sarah Hill, of Snow Hill, came this week for a visii to Mrs. John S. Hill. Prof. Hill left this we. k to take a summer course at Columbia University, New York. GIRRI.KTRKK M. E. CHURCH Services for Sunday, July 3rd, as follows: 10.0 b A. M., Sunday School. W. S. Townsend, Supoi intendent. 11.00 A. M.. Preaching. 3.00 P. M., Preaching at Goodwill. 7.15 P. M.. Kpworth League Service. Miss Katherine Rowley, Leader. 7.45 P. M., Preaching. A hearty welcome for you always at our church. D. 11. I’KKTTYM AN. Pastor. Ren o’ her that The Messenger printery makes a pecialy of all kinds of I : 'll! ing. ! PSIICR iV L'PSHI R, Attorneys > | FOR SALE Trappe Water Mill And Cottage AT PRIVATE SALE Apply to L'PSHL R & UPSHUR. L’erlin, Md. THE HOUSE OF FASHION For 66 years vf (W. S. Dickinson & Son—T. F. Hargis) have sold dependable J [ merchuMli.se at the lowest possible prices. We are doing so now < 1 ( and shall continue to do so. J \ <* ' ~~ < < > Apparel and Home Needs $ For Hot Weather Jtftfis jj SPORT SKIRTS ;; Illustrated are two beautiful models of cool summer Kjp<► novelty silks at $12.75 and $15.00 ii Pleated White Flannel Skirts $13.50 JL 'j / ;; Whjte VVash Satin Skirts of surf satin and gabardine jjff <! A Wonderful line of Dresses in novelty Voile, colored Organdy and Dotted Swiss now on display at very low prices 11 Smart Bathing Apparel j; Stunning one-piece Suits of wool Jersey $5.00 to $12.50 ;; Smart caps hats and shoes to match at all prices Turns Summer j|||B|llh. II • szzzz. Mm f®| I Suitable for SI.OO per Week jj Traveling and quickly pays for 1 ' '' mer necessity TH f; SPECIAL “THE HOOSIER TP^j; prices kitchen i| HARGIS’ | Two Big Stores Pocomoke, Md. <• gafflarj : CANDIES ! - - A good supply of the best candy we ever bought has! been received, and we have decided to let the Sweet Tooth of Snow Hill reign su preme for the next seven days. $l.OO, 80c., and 75c. Candies have been re* duced to 60c per lb. Also Norris’ delicious candies in 5 lbs. and .1 lbs. will be sold at cost. Don’t fail to take advant age of this opportunity. PlGoitlngßaiiiSGo. Prompt Service by Mail SNOW HILL. MARYLAND ===== We Offer Investments Located in Baltimore Tax Free in Md. to net OVER 8 PER CENT. Write for particulars. Townsend Scott & Son Established 1832 Bankers and Brokers Fayette '♦ r ““t, opposite Postoffice B nore, Md. YOUR CELLAR This is a good time to build a cellar, so that it will be a DRY CELLAR. This is a good time to repair your old cellar and make it a DRY CELLAR. hi fact our business is Concrete Work. I’m the Man Who Knows Mow We do it right and we guarantee it. We want the people of Worcester County to give us their con crete work. We are located at Berlin and a card or letter will bring us to you for consultation and esti mate. Don’t hesitate to use us. E. P. DOWNING BERLIN, MARYLAND Successor to THE DOWNING CONCRETE CO. Western Maryland College WESTMINSTER. MD. KEV. t. NORMAN WARII. n. I>.. President For Young Men and Younjr Women in Separate Departments I- ift>-fifth Year Kevins September 20. 1021 A OMISSION. Graduates from approved four-year Hitch School:; ad mitted without conditions. Fifteen unit.- required. C'I'RRICTLI'M up to date. Kitcht courses leading to A. B. degree grouped about these majors: English, History, or Political Science, Mathematics or Physics, Chemistry or Biology, Latin or Greek, Modern Languages, Education, Home Economics (four years). Courses which prepare for Law, Theology, Medicine, Engineering, may be elected. Special courses in Speech, Voice, and Piano. Military Training, R. O. T. C. Etjl TI’MENT complete. Thirty acre Campus; a new athletic field; college farm; modern buildings; comfortable living accomodations; laboratories; library; gymnasium; power and heating plant. LOCATION unexcelled. 1000 feet above tin sea in the highland.- of Maryland. Pure air, pure water, charming scenery. Thirty miles from Baltimore. BOARD AND Tl ITION $350 SCHOLARSHIPS. The charge for Tuition Is SIOO. I ntil August 15th, Tuition Scholarships, good for one year’s regular tuition, at any time during the next twenty years and transferable, will le ,-o'd in any numlw r for $75 each. Prospectus for 1021-22 on application. JULY 2, 1921.